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TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1887.
No. 5.
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ASSASSINATED.
Cold-Blooded Murder of Nioholas
MoConnick.
Two Mexicans Supposed to be the As
sassins. The Coroner's inquest on the body of
Nicholas McCormick, an estimable old
gentleman who was murdered in cold
blood near Bisbee last Thursday week,
developed suspicions that strongly point
to two Mexicans named Manuel Grijalba
and Cornclio Paz, as the murderers.
Michael O'Reilly a mining partner of
McCormick's, testified that he (McCor
inick) left his cabin about a mile below
Bisbee, about four o'clock on Thursday
afternoon of the 25th-of August, -and by
the evidence adduced before the irquest
it was ascertained that the above named
Mexicans left the blacksmith shop below
'town at about the same time. They
were monted on sorrel and grey horses
respectively, and leading a pick mule.
Mr. McCormick was mounted on a burro;
the distance between both parties at the
start was about one mile. The Mexi
cans when they started headed down the
canyon and they were seen about a mile
below town still going in that direction;
this wts the last that was seen of them;
but as they were mounted on horses,
they could easily overtake Mr. McCor
mick at the point on the road where the
murder occurred. Un Saturday morning
a party of seven started out and went to
where Mr. McCormick's body was found,
and at about too feet fromwhere the
body lay, they discovered the tracks of a
mule that had been newly shod, and the
shoes were smooth; they also discovered
the tracks o( two horses, the rider of one
of the horses apparently leading the mule
and the other rider urging the mule
along, as the trail showed the animals
were kept on the lope for some eight
miles, heading from where McCormick's
body was found towards the southeast
end of the San lose mountains. The
trailers followed on and tracked them to
the Galhna Ranch (or Mescal Ranch) ;
there they made inquiry, but as usual
the Mexicans knew nothing of the men,
while at the same time Manuel Grijalba
is a partner in the ranch. Grijalba had
his pack mule shod at the blacksmith
shop here, and the smith testified that
the mule was shod-ith new shoes and
smooth, without heel or toe calks; this
corresponded with the shoes on the mule
that the trailers were after. Two other
parties were out, but elicited nothing fur
ther. There is a report that the men had
been captured and hung by one of the
parties, but there is no foundation' in
the repot t. The last news that we
have had that is any way authentic, is
that the Mexicans were heading for
Cumpas.
coroner's verdict.
Territory of Arizona
County of Cochise. J
Before S. C. Perin, J. of P. acting as
Coroner.
We, the undersigned, the jurors sum
moned to appear before S. C. Perin,
Justice of the Peace, acting as Coroner
for the County of Cochise, Territory of
Arizona, at the town ot Bisbee, in said
above named county and Territory, on
the 26th day of August, A. D. 1887, to
inquire into the cause of the death of
Nicholas McCormick, whose body was
found lying on the road leading from
Bisbee to the White Tailed Deer mine,
and about three miles from Bisbee, hav
ing been duly sworn according to law,
and having made such inquisition after
inspecting the body and hearing the tes
timony adduced, upon our oaths, each
and all do say that we find the deceased
was named Nicholas McCormick, was a
native of Ireland, aged about 75 years.
That he came to his death on the 25th
day of August, 1887, in this county by
pistol shots fired by some person or per
sons unknown to the jury, and we further
find from the evidence adduced that sus
picion points to Manuel Grijalfa and Cor
nelia Paz as the persons by whose act
the death of Nicholas McCormick was
occasioned. All of which we duly certify
by this inquisition in writing, by us
signed this the 26th day of August, A.
D. 1887.
Signed:
James. F. Duncan, Foreman.
Ben Williams, John Dolon,
Nicholas Kelly, W. H. Ramsey,
Levi Gardiner, Sol R. Pierce,
S. G. Spaudling, Steven Veitch.
As will be seen by an advertisement
published in this isue, the Copper
Queen Mining Company effers a reward
of $500 for the arrest and conviction of the
murderers.
A Novelty in the Breeding Line.
A novel business is that which some
men have gone into up in Crawford
county, Pennsylvania-the raising of pole
cats. They have started two ranches
' for the purpose, one at Little Corners
and another at Miller's Coiners. The
object is to secure the fur of the cats. It
is not generally known that this fur forms
the trimming of costly cloaks for women.
Jt is obtained now from the animals
caught in their wild state, but a finer and
better fur can be obtained by shutting the
animals up and improving them by care.
They are extremely prolific, and as the
pelts aie worth $1 apiece as they come
from the animals, it is believed that the
business can be made to pay well.-Pitts-
burg Times
An Aotive Command.
Troop B, Fourth Cavalry, Dipt. W. H.
Lawton, which has been ordered from
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, to Fort Myer,
near Washington, as part of the garrison
of the latter post, has well earned its
transfer to a "soft place" for a time.
Year before last it marched 1,032 miles
during the operations against the Chir
icahuas, and the foltowing year it march
ed 1,268 miles, making a total of 2,320
miles for the two years' campaign. With
the exception of 30. miles in January all
this distance was done during six months
of each year, from May to October in
clusive. That it was no ordin iry march
ing has been shown by the reports of
Gen. Crook and Gen. Mtics upon the
prodigious difficulties of campaigning in
Arizona and the Sierra Madrc. But
Troop B is only one hard-working por
tion of a hard working regiment. Its
record for the two years is beaten by
Troop K, which marked 3,011 miles and
is nearly approached by Troops D, I, C
and F, which marched respectively 3,
180, 2,182, 1,836, and 1,826 miles in the
aggregate. In fact, of the eleven troops
of the regiment serving in Arizona the
lowest record for the two years was made
by Troop M, 1,113 miles, and of this
amount 1,007 w,s done 'ast year. The
aggregate of distances thus marched by
the regiment was 21,484 miles and the
average per troop 1,953. These aggre
gates should be greatly increased by
adding the marchings done by Col. Roy
all's regiment this year in the pursuit of
fugitive Apaches. But on the record for
the two previous years alone Capt. Law-
ton's command, which had special dis
tinction in the final hunting down of
Geronimo, well merits a tour of easy
garrison duty at Fort Myer. N. Y.
Times.
Beef Famine Imminent.
Chicago, Aug. 30. A morning paper
says: It is assumed in many quarters
that a beef famine is not far away. Es
timates as to the destruction of cattle
in the northwest last winter, are that in
Montana there were about 400,000 head,
Idaho about 100,000, Wyoming about
300,000, Colorado about 30,000, or S50,
000 head in all, and during the summer
on account of excessive drouth. It is
estimated the losses in beef producing
states will swell the total to 1,555,000
beeves; but this is not the main fact
which indicates a future famine. It is
not known that from 50 to 75 per cent
less calves were born this spring than is
usual, owing to climatic causes, which
must have its effect in time; to this must
be added the fact that cattle producers
have been rushing their surviving stock
on the market at an unparalled rate, and
from these and other causes, many ranch
men are discouraged and are going out
of business. Great uneasiness, such as
never before characterized the cattle bus
iness is manifest in (business circles.
The producer finds not a dollar profit,
and more often heavy loses charged
against his account. The market price
has been lower on account of the glut;
for in Chicago alone over 200,000 head ot
cattle have been thrust on the market
during the last thirty days. The con
sumer however gets beef no cheaper be
cause the producer sells it for so little.
It is hinted the profit goes to the dressed
beef monopoly, who lash both sides, the
producers and consumer alike. On every
bullock there is a profit of ten dollars in
the monopoly, and either a loss or an
even thing for the producer. The con
sumer pays the monopoly the extra $10
profit.
1
Woman's Endowment Oattle Company.
Editor Democrat: Will' the Demo
crat give some information about the
cattle company and lands referred to in
the annexed clipping? It was taken from
the New York World, of the 22d in
stant: "Mrs. D. G. Croly ('IJenny June") has
been made president of Mrs. R. P. New
by's Women's Endowment Cattle com
pany. The company has filed its certifi
cate of incorporation in New Jersey, and
has a capital of $1,500,000, divided into
3,000 shares of $500 each. The company
has control of nearly 2,000.000 acres of fine
grazing land in New Mexico, on which
there are now 6,000 head of cattle. The
stock is to be placed with women as an
endowment for their children."
The company referred to above has
been organized through the untiring
energy and pcrseverence of Mrs. R. P.
Newby, of Las Vegas. They purchased
the ranch and 6,000 head of cattle owned
by W. H. McBroom, P. O. address
Fort Summer, San Miguel county. The
range is at Stinking Spring, about twenty
miles from Fort Summer, and is said to
be United States and railroad land
though of the latter we are not certain.
All of the water is owned and controlled
by the company and it is considered a
very valuable piece of property. Mrs, R.
P. Ncwby is manager, and her husband
is the range boss. Albuquerque Demo
crat. Breeding Stallions Young,
The belief is general among breeders
that stallions which are used for stock
purposes so young as two year olds are
not as sure foal getters' as those not put
to service until three or four years old.
We certainly would not recommend us
ing a yearling on any account, as it will
be pretty sure to retard his growth.
Foals by two year old stallions appear
to make just as good horses as thos; pro
duced after coming to maturity. Kys
dyk's Hambjetonian probably never got
a better son for stock purposes than
Alexander's Abdallah, which was pro
duced when the celebrated trotter was
two years old.
Take Your Choice.
(Exchange.)
A man confined in the county jail has
made out the following grade of steal
ing: Taking $1,000,000 is called Genius.
" 100,000 " Shortage.
" 50,000 " Litigation.
" 35,000 " Insolvency.
" 10,000 " Irregularity.
" 5,000 " Defalcation.
" 1,000 " Corruption,
" 500 " Embezzlement,
" 100 ' Dishonesty.
" 50 " Stealing.
" 35 " Total Depravity.
" One ham " War on Society.
The Cheerful Undertaker.
B. Pettit, the popular undertaker, got
boiling drunk last Monday night, and
when he Aent to bed his handsome fea
tures assumed such a ghastly appearance
that Mrs. Pettit thought the old man
had taken a bushel of morphine, and she
accordingly awoke the whole neighbor
hood. When two or three hundred peo
ple had arrived and found out that Pettit
was only drunk, they all departed swear
ing vengeance on the Pettit family for
creating the disturbance. Pettit joined
the Good Templars last night. Butte
(Mont.) Mining Journal.
The Republican has been giving ac
counts of St. Louis millionaires, and it
discovers that there are nineteen of them
living on one street, Locust, within twenty-five
blocks of each other. These
nineteen menjiaye an aggregate wealth
of 542,000,000, the richest being Mr. Jno.
T. Davis, the great dry goods merchant,
he being worth $10,000,000. He is
regarded as the wealthiest man in the
state.
There is, says an exchange, some
thing very serious about funny men.
Robert J . Burdette has become a Baptist
deacon. Sam Small left his puns, and
became an "evangelist." Montgomery
Baily, the Danbury News man, is a Sun
day school superintendent; Mark Twain
passes the contribution box in Hartford,
(but they keep an eye on him). Eugene
Field, of the Chicago News, refuses to
lead at the Thursday evening meeting,
but he is understood to be deeply relig
ious. Hew Books.
The following new books have been
recently added to Sol Israel's circulating
library:
Mark Twain's English as She is Taught.
Bret Hart's Millionaires of Rough and Ready.
Bret Hart's The Crusade of the Excelsior,
Marion Crawford's Saracinesca.
Balzac's The Alkahest, or the House of Claes.
Balzac's The Two Brothers.
Balzac's CVsar Birotteau,
Balzac's The Country Doctor,
Balzac's Eugene Grandet.
George Meredith's Novels.
Lusk's The Yoke of the Shorak,
Stinte's Buchholz Family. (Second Part)
Dudley Warner's Their Pilgrimage.
Subscription $1 a month;, single copies
loaned for 25 cents.
.
F. N. Wolcott's Cash Store is now
ready, for business at the new location in
the Otis building, on Fremont street,
near the Post office. The choicest and
freshest groceries at the lowest cash
prices.
Summons.
In the District Court of the First ludicial Dis
trict of the Territory of Arizona, in and tor the
County of Cochise. Maggie M. Stewart
Plaintiff, s. Robert B. Stewart, Defend
ant. Action brought in the District Court of
the First Judicial District of the Territory of
Arizona, m ana lor the County 01 Lochise, and
the complaint filed in the said County of Co
chise. in the office of the Clerk of said District
Court. The Territory of Arizona sends erect
ing to Robert B Stewart, Defendant. You are
hereby required to appear in an action brought
against you by the above named Plaintiff in the
District Court of the First Judicial District of
the Territo.y of Arizona, in and for the County,
of Cochise and to answer the complatnt filed'
therein, within twenty days (exclusive ot the day
of service), after the serAice on you of this
summons (if served within this county, or if
served out of this county, but in this district,
within thirty days; otherwise within forty days),
within thirty days; otherwise within forty dajs),
or judgment by default will be taken against
you according to the prayer of said complaint,
The said action is brought to recover a dscree of
divorce from you and for the custody of two
minor children and general relict. And you are
hereby notified that if you fail to appear and
answer the said complaint, as above required,
the said plaintiff will take your default and ap
ply to the Court for the said relief sought for 111
the said complaint. Given under my hand
and the Seal of the District Court of the First
J udicial District of the Territory of Arizona, In
and for the County of Cochise this second day of
April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand,
eight hundred and eighty-seven:
seal B. C. FICK US, Clerk.
By . J. PATTON, Dep'y Cl'k.
first publication J nut 04.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
WILLIAM IICRRIKG. HOWARD I HERRING.
HERRING & HERRliNG,
A TTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
jcA. Law, Toughnut street, Tombstone, Ariz.
wTh. stilwell,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT
Law, Fourth street, Tombstone, A, T.
ALLEN R, ENGLISH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT
Law, up stairs in County Court House,
Tombstone, A. T.
JOHN C. EASTON,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, NOTARY
Public and Conveyancer. Office in Ocei
dantal Hotel, Allen street. Tombstone, A. T.
HENRY G. HOWE,
UNITED STATES DEPUTY MINERAL
Surveyor, Tombstone, Arizona. Member
of the American Institute of Mining Engineers.
Attention given to the care of mines lor non
resident owners and corporations, f he best of
reference given. Correspondence solicited.
W. D. .SHEARER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. OFFICE
on Fourth street, opposite Occidental Hotel,
Tombstone, A. T.
Druggist,
ALLEN STREET,
Between Fourth and Fifth Sts.
Drugs and Chemicals
Patent Medicines, Per
fumeries, Toilet
Articles
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY PRE
PARED. Brov.n "You seem to be very good natured,
Smith; what has happened? '
Smith "I have been sending away for boots
and shoes for years, and I find I can buy a bet
ter article for less money of J . M. Leary, right
here at home. His store is on Allen street, be
tween Fifth and Sixth, north side. Give him a
call and make yourself happy as well."
MAISON DOHEE
409 ALLEN STREET,
(Between Fourth and Fifth.)
THE ONLY FIRST-CLASS
Family RestauranT
IN THF CITY.
PINE LADIES' PARLORS.
SHELL & CANNED OYSTERS
Always on Hand.
DEMAND TCTQUET, Proprietor.
BILLIARD PARLORS
ALLEN STREET,
HAFFNER & SHAUGHNESSY.
All brands of
Tine Liquors
Fine Liquors
Kept constantly On hand,
On Hand,
Also the best
Imported cigars.
Imported Cigars.
The best BILLIALD HALL in the city In
connection with the saloon.
ST, LOUIS BEER ON DRAGHT,
fna Yvori i rrrn'S " ,-1 sum
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TWEED'S
OUIt MOTTO:
Live & Let Live.
Corner Allen and
TOMBSTONE,
Goofls for tlie People at Popular Prices !
H. K. Tweed desires to call the attention of the Tombstone
public to his immense and varied stock of
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Which he is now offering at prices that place the goods within
the reach of everyone.
All Eastern Goods purchased direct in the East, not
second hand through California firms.
Among the thousand and one articles which, fill this
mammoth store will be found
FAMILY GROCERIES
Of every jlescrjption. Finest OAifamk-canned "goods. EiT
ropean and California dried fruit Table delicacies. Choice
coffee roasted and ground on the premises. Colgate's toile
and other well known brands of soap.
Clothing and Furnishing Goods
Of which a large assortment of both Eastern and California
goods will be found at very moderate prices.
The latest styles of everything in these lines cheaper than
you can purchase in San Francisco.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Of choice imported and California brands by the cask, boi
tie or gallon. Finest American and imported liquors. High
grade cigars, tobaccos and cigarettes.
Also a full ass-tment of staple articles ol
And everything usually kept in a first-class General Mer
chandise Establishment.
1st Complete Stock
No old goods. Everything fresh and new. Before you
make your purchases take a walk through
TWEED'S STORE
Cor. of Allen and Fourth Sts.
TOMBSTONE. ARI20N .
ST
GOOD GOODS
At Low Prices
Fourth Street,
ARIZONA.
of Ms ii Arizona.
BANK
-OF-
TOMBSTONE. 7
CAPITAL $100,000.
TOMBSTONE, A IZONA:
GEORGE BERROTT - - . President.
GEO. II. CARREL . - - .Vice-President.
R. W. WOOD Cashier.
WILL TRANSACT A GENERAL
KINO BUSINESS, EXCHANK, RECEIVE DE
POSITS COLLECTIONS, ETC.
L. M. JACOIIS.
Pn-sident.
. E. JACOBS.
Cashier.
CqcMsb Count? M
TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA.
Transacts a General Banking, Exchange and
Collection Business.
Especial attention given to all Business of Cor
respondents and their interests
carefully served
Prompt attention guaranteed to all business
entrusted to our care
Foreign and Domestic Encliange
Bought and Sold.
G. W. swain,
Attomey-at-Law and Notary Public-
Offlcr: 113 ronrlh Street.
0 K CORRAL,
Livery & M StaWe
TRANSIENT STOCK WELL CARED (,,
Good variety of Daggles, Carriages anfl.
Wagons, with teams to match. Elcvcn-passonger
exentelon coach, editable for picnlcci other
parties. Orders sent by mall or telegraph lor
ontfltewlll be promptly attended to.
John Montgomery Proprietor.
FKANK C. JSABIjB,
Assay & Metallurgical Laboratory
Office: 310 Fremont Street,
"sv- -Opposite City Hall.
J. V. VICKERS,
FREMONT STBEET,
Real Estate,
Mines, Money,
and Insurance.
REAL ESTATE Bought, Sold and Rented.
COLLECTIONS Made, Taxes Paid, etc.,
MONEY Loans Negotiated and Investments.
made.
INSURANCE Fire, Accident and Life.
MINES Bought and Sold.
NOTARY PUBLIO.
TOMBSTONE
FOUIDKY
AND--
MACHINE SHOP.
MCALLISTER & McCONE. Prop".
All Kinds of Mill and Mining Machinery.
Heavy and Light Castings of Iron and Brass
xade to Order on Short Notice. Stamps, Pans,
Settlers, Retorts, Cages, Cars, Skeett, Balling
Tanks, Etc., from Latest Designs, Portable
Hoisting Engines, S-Stamp Prospectors' Mills
Made to Order. Screens of all Description
Punched or lotted. Engines Indicated and Ad
(nstcd. Agents for Albany Lubricating Com.
pounds. Cylinder, Spindle and Vaheolls, West
Inghouse Automatic Engines from 3 to too
Horse Power and all eleo In the Machine and
Foundry Line, Also
AGENTS FOR THE
LAFELLE TURBINE
WATER WHEEL
JAMES P. MdLLISTER, Manager.
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324 Fremont St.. Tombstone.
STAt'LE ana L'ANCY GHOUERIES, Choice
Urandsnt Kentucky Whisky, and grain of at
kinds kept constantly on hand and told at lowea
HJ-A nil line ot Assayers' Supplies constantly
on nana.
Papa
ash
Store
FRANK R. AUSTIN Proorletor.
Notice
On and after April 1st, weekly ice tick
ets will be sold for $t and upwards. Ite
o weekly customers will not be delivered
without ttckets.
tf. SOUTHWESTERN ICE CO.

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