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TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA, OCTOBER 22, 1887.
VOL. IX.
NO. 12.
THE PROPER CAPER.
TWO TRAIN ROBBERS DONE UP.
A Man Who Puts His Name In the Middle la-
ttrftrcs Wth Industrious Road Agents
and Sends Them to the Sweet
By-and-By With Their
Boots on.
An El Paso dispatch dated October
15th says: The meager leports sent
frum here Friday night, owing to the
lateness of the hour, regrdin, the at
tempted trrtin robbery, gave but a frac
tion ot the news. It was thought a great
victory that one robber should be killed,
but what was the astonishment of the
public, therefore, when the dead body of
another lobber wa brought in thW-mnfn-ing.
The G.tlveston, Hamsbu'g & .San
Antonio express, which should hive
started east yesterday at 4.30 p. m , was
deUyed till about 8 30 p. m., waiting for
the Southern Pacific train ftcm the west.
Engineer Lohner ays that when his
train had gone abnut ne mile, two nun
wearing cloth mtsks climbed on the ten
der with a revolver in each hand. The
engineer tried to stop the train, but the
two torn ordered him to tun on to a
curve and stop quirk when he reached
the curve. He supposed they meant five
m les from the ciiy. They ordered him
and his fireman off the engine and took
them batk to the express car. The roh
brra in the meantime were firing off their
revolvrrs and they wire shouting and
cursiig.
Reaching the express car. one of them
threw adynamile.bomb against the front
doilr nn one side of the car. The t-xpln-si
n knocked a large hole in the dour,
and bn ke out the gla-s in the other dour.
The robbers called to the express mes
senger to come out. The messenger in
the car was J. Ernest Smith, and with
him was J. K. Beardsley, a cletk of the
Vclls-Figo office at Fort Worth.
When ihev heard the firing they put out
the lights and went to the rear in the
car; at the command of the robbers the)
came out of the car, Smith leaving his
revolver just inside of the door. The
robbers ordered Smith and Beardsley to
holdup their hands, and then seaiched
them. Smith was then commanded to
go back into the car and light a I imp.
He climbed back in and the foremost
robber started to follow. Smith seized
his putnl, placed it almost. against the
robbei's breast and fired, sending the bul--let
through his heart. The robber fell
back dead, but fired twice at Smith while
falling. 'Smith and the other rubber ex
chuged shots. The robber then at
tempted to get his comrade's body on the
engine, intending to uncoup'e it from the
train and run on. While he was trying
to lift the body upon the engine, Mes
senger Smith got his -double barreled
shot gun, leaned out of the car and sh-jt
at .him. The robber sank down, and
then sprang up and ran off out ol
sight.
The ttain returned to this c'ly, The
express car was tepaired and the train
went on, Messenger Smith remaining in
the city. Deputy United States Marshals
Van Riper and Ross at once started foi
Ysleta, thinetn miles east of El Pas,
and secured three experienced Mexican
trailers, and had them at the scene ot
the hold up before da light. Ciiy Mar
shal White and other officers were also
on the ground by sunrise. The hunt was
a short one. Less than fifty y..rds fa m
where he was shot lay the second robbtr
dead. His body was brought back to
the city and placed beside that of his
dead comrade in crime. An examin -tion
showed that only one buckshot hid
stiuck h:m, entering the front of the left
shuuldtr and cuttrgthe aorta just above
the heart. The officers are reticient, but
it is learned that thy believe they are on
the trail of more robbers.
The theory is that pa's of the two men
on the train were waitting with horses
a li.tle beyond where the train was held
up; that the bhots fired by the two rob
bers were signals, and that alter getting
their plunder, the two robbers intended
to run fir ward with the engine and leave
the rest of the train The two robbers
killed were about 25 year of age, and
powerfully built men. The first one kill
ed had on his person an express receipt
f.ir a mink. The receipt was dated
Terre Haute, Ind , September 28, for a
trunk maikcd J. E. Emerson and receiv
ed Irnm J. E. Emerson. The second
robber U minus the third finger on the
right hand. One had about $20 the other
$15. They are recognized here, but their
names are unknown. Both were photo
giaphed 10-day. Messenger Smith is
thirty-four years old, from Sk Loui, and
is living now at San Antonio. He has
been in the employ of the Wells-Fargo
company for four yeirs, and runs between
El Paso and San Antonio The citizens
of El Paso presented him with a suit of
clothes to-day, and have raised over one
hundred dollars lor a medal. J. W. Nich
oils, superintendent of the Wells-Fargo
company, for Texas and Louiana, tt le-
graphea bmitn to-nay, congratulating
him on his vicory, and saying that if his
extmple be followed, train robbery will
soon be a thing of the pnt.
THB VERY LATEST.
The latest information in the robbery
episode i tbatUM dead, robbers bay
b:en identified. Mr. Fink said on lift
ing the covering from Emerson's fare:
"That's enough, thiol's Johnny!" He
then positively identified him as "Kid"
Smith, the nun who shot c.fficer Chip
man, and who had at one time worked
for him (Kink). '"Kid" was reported
captured in Kansas a few months ago.
Mrs. Green, who lives on Utah street,
north of the railroad track, called at
Undertaker Mott's last evening at 5
o'clock and positively iden'ified the bodies
as these of "Kid" Smith and D ck
Meyer, wljo used to board with her, and
who took sapper with her the last time
on the evening of the eirthq iak, last
Mav. She asked Undertaker Mott for
any pipers on their persons and seemed
very much affected. She said Meyei's
folks lived.tn Illinois and were weilihy.
She had arrived at Mott's while the
litter was absent, and on his return told
him if he would open "Kid" Smith's
mouth he would find two faUe teeth on
his front upper jiw. With d fficulty this
was done and proved t be a f ict. She
brought in several men and substantiated
her identification. Among 'hem was
George Look and Pirk P t'inan.
Assistant M irsh.il Chipman told a re
porter this morning that he had always
thought "Kid" Smith shot him, and after
he got aiound again he felt certain of it
from things ihtOAn nut, and especially
from some remarks of Mi. Green, who
knew the "Kid" very well. He also
had no doubt that the dead man was
Smith. "Of course," he slid, "vhen 1
was shot I could not tell whether a white
or colored man did it, on account of
darkness "
Several detectives arrived in th'u city
this morning.
The dead bodies will be kept two or
three weeks.
The Smith medal subscription has
reached within a few dollars of the re
quired amou-t, $150.
MILITARY ORDERS.
Headquaktkks Dhi-r. (if Arizona
LCS NGELtS, CAL, Oct. 13, 1887.
Special Orders No. 109.
In conformity to the endorsement ot
the Lieutenant Genera', commanding,
and direction of the Division Comman
der, rompany D, 9th infmtrv, is re
lieved from duty at Nogales and will
proceed to Foit McDowell, A. T., and
take station.
The quartermaster's depirtmint will
furnish transportation for public property
and authorized baggage.
2d Lieut. J. A. Perry, 10th infantry,
will proceed without delay to these
headquarters, and report to the chief
quartermaster of the department.
The journey as directed is necessary
for the public service.
A general court martial is appointed
to m;et at San Carlos, A. T.,at ioo'clock
a. m , on Thursday, the 18 h day of
October, 1887, or as sonn thereafter as
practicable, for the trial of such prsoners
as may be properly brought before it.
The f llowinu nfficrs are detailed for
the court: 1A$ Emil Adam, 6h cav
alry; Cot. George B. Russell, 9'h in
fantry; Capt.-Alexinder S. B. Kees,
loth cavalrv; 2d Lieut. Jaiifs W. Wat
fn, 10th cavalry; 2d Lieut. Robert G.
Paxton, to'h cava'ry; 21 Lieut. William
H. Was-ell, 9'h infmin; 2d Li-tit.
William .G. Elliot, 9th infantry, judge
advocate.
A greater number of officers than those
named cannot he assembled without
manifest injury to the service.
Mnj Dangerfield Parker, g'h infantrv,
n relieved as nrrnSer of the enerl
court marthl, convened at Whipple
Barrarks, A T.
By commartd of Brigadier General
Miles.
Official : M. Barber,
Assistant Adjutant General.
CHANCE FOR A traD.
OnERi.ivO., Oct 10,1887.
Editor Epitaph: --Mur-h has be-n
written reerdinp proper anl remunera
tive emplovment for women. Silk culture,
poultry raising and rmny other themes
have been well ventilated, and the results
no doubt have ben verv successful. B'lt
many ladies can not nie silk wnrms, or
follow emp'ovment of thit kin''; to that
class I wish to inirodnre what to me was
an entirly nev field. Some three months
since mv uncle from A'bary, N. Y., was
vis'ting us. We were speakine of o'ated
ware, in the manufacture of which he i
engaged, and to gntify my curiosity be
made a plating machine, and re-p'ated
nnr knives, fork", eponns and castor.
The machine cost only $4 and did the
work prfctlv Some ofonr neiohhors
saw what we had ola'ed and a'ked me to
do some plating for them. I have since
worked twentV'two rtavs and cleared
Tqr; 45. At almost everv house I got from
$2 and $1 worth of plating to do, and
such work is wo-th all profit This work
is as pleasant for ldies as gents. I am
making a large cabinet, and to anv of
vour readers who will send me a sma'l
piece of stone or shflls, or old coins, I
will send them full directions for making
and using a plating rmchine like mine,
that will plate gold, silver and nickel. My
object is to get as varied a collection of
specimens from as many pans of the
world as possible.
Francis Cassev.
1 Oberlio, 0.
WOOLSACK ON BASEBALL.
The Sin of Sabbath PlayiuB-Where it
Lies.
The Rev. Mr. Woolsack, popularly
known as "The Deacon," in his sermon
up the creek last Sunday, made a few re
marks pertinent to base ball. Pointing
out of the window at a game in progress
on the adjoining Wilson flats, he said:
"See that loafer with a bird cage on his
head standing like a straddle bug behind
the bat. He' is not descrating the Sab
bath day by playing ball, because he
isn't playing ball. He can't play. He
imagines he can, of course, and goes
through all the painlul contortions of a
real player, but in the devil's store book
he is charged ten times over for every
error he makes, and a nice record he will
have when the season is over and the
time of his eternal rest is at hand. It will
be a sorry rest for him."
Just then some one made a long
hit and a shout went up from the
crowd.
"Yes, hoopla," yelled the Deacon,
raising his voice above the din; "hoopla
till thi cows come home, but unless you
raise jour voice in hosannas to the Lord,
you will never reach the shining home
pi ite of life. That was a long hit to cen
ter, and I give his nibs credit for liking
it in; but the devil will take him in jut
as slick on the last inning ot all. Y. u
may send in your curved balls, arid smash
the leather in the nose to the right or to
the left field; you may steal from bag to
bag and slide in home on your panta
loons, but finally you may get a goose
egg in the kingdom to come. Aye,
pound on the peat ly gates with a base
ball bat, if there is a shadow of a Sunday
game on i", down to the eternal roast you
go. Saint Peter careth not whe. her you
belong to the Snapdragons or Whang
doodles; if you swing' youHestive willow,
and pound the bags on Sunday, saltpetre
will not save you. There goes another
lon hit to left, and another howl goes
up from the assembled multitu ie of dudes
and loafers. Cnase the ball; aye, leg it
umil your ung idly heels beat a tattoo on
jour coat-tails, but my word for it the
devil will never get away from our elbow,
Old Clootie is a base runner and a ball
chaser himself, and he will stay with you
until his own dominions fretze over and
have to be abandoned for an ice pond.''
The Deacon made a fe mure remarks
exhorting his hearers to shun the seduct
ive ball fields and trut pond Sunda,
and announced services next Sabbaih
morning and evening at the old red
school house in Sugarcreek. Oil Citj
Derrick.
EX I RACTS F.vOM THE CODES.
The following is what is known as the
gamblers' license law of Arizona:
Sec. 540. Every person who deal,
plays, or carries on, opens, or causes to
be opened, or who 'conducts, either as
owner or employe, whether for hire or
not, any game of faro, roulette, lands
qucnet, rouge et noir, rondo, or any bank
ing game played with cards, dice, or any
01 he" device for checks, credit or any
other representative of value is punish
able by a fine not less than one hundred
no,- more than one thousand dol'ars,
and shall be imprisoned in the county
jail until such fine and costs are paid,
such imprisonment not to exceed six
months.
Sec, 541. Ths preceding section
shall not apply to any person, who, be
fore dealing, PLAYING, rarjing on, open
ing or causing to be opened, or conduct
ing any games mentioned in such section,
has first obtained a license theielor in
the amount provided by law.
Commenting upon the above the Tuc
son Star sajs:
"Now it will be obVerved that the stat
ute does not only declare gambling to be a
crime punishable by fine and imprison
ment, and then licenses the com ntssion
of the very act it has enacted into a
crime, but it goes further. Not only the
dealer or owner of the various games
must pay a license to open and run
games, but eve-y player must also take
out his license before he plays against
any game enumerated above in the fore
going sections, or he is liable to fine and
imprisonment. This language is .plain,
dealer or player. This includes the whole
business, both sides of the table and all
around the table. It takes in all kinds
ar.d sorts of games. This means a big
revenue to the county that will help to
bring warrants up to par."
The following puts the kibosh upon all
officials wno play any of the games men
tioned in the preceding sections:
Sec. 545. Every officer of this Terri
tory, or of any county, city, town, or
district of this Territory, charged by law
wi h the receipt, safe keeping or disburse
ment of public moneys, who shall be in
terested in or play at any of the games
mentioned in this chapter, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
thereof, the court, by its judgment
thereof, shall remove him from office.
Sec. 547. The phrase "public mon
eys" as used in the foregoing sections in
eludes all bonds and evidences of indebt
edness and all moneys belonging to the
Territory, or any city, town ox district
therein, and all moneys, bonds and evi
dences of indebtedness, received by the
Territory, county, city, district or town
e'fficers-in thtir official capacity. -
BASE BALL.
The game of base ball last Sunday be
tween the soldier boys from Fort Hua
chuca and Tombstone's picked nine re
sulted as usual in the defeat of the local
team, ih .uh not so overwhelming as
customary. Following is
THE SCORE.
T0MBS10NL. AH ". IB. in I0. A.
Crawford, tt, c. .. . , 2
Geary, lb 5 I
R. Hennessy,lf. ..,4 o
Nichols, 2b, p 4 o
Hawke, 3b 4 I
B.tirott,c, ss 4 I
Kirlew, ss, rf 4 I
M. Hennessy, cl.,.4 2
McFeel, p, 2b 4 3
o
8
1
I
2
I
o
2
'0
Totals 38 n 12 14 15 7 5
HUACHUCA. AB. R. IB. TB. PO A. E.
Chandler. 20 4 3 2 2 I o
Myers, ll 4 4 3
Beniley, 3b 4 2 2
Patterson, p 4 2 3
Jchnson, ss 4 i
Purcell, c 3 I
Rankin, cf 3
May, to 3 ' 3
Heyde, rf 3
Tottls 32 '4 3 '3 18 7 7
Score by Innings: 123456
Tombstone 1 3 ' ' 2 3 -11
Huachuca i 3 I S 2 14
Earned Runs Tombstone, 1; Hua
chuca, 2
First Bise on Called Balls Tomb
stone, 2; Huachuca, 5.
Left on Bases Tombstone, 8; Hua
chuca, 2.
Will Pnches McFeely, I; Nichols, I.
Passed Balh Barroti, 5; Crawford, I.
Struck Out Tombstone, 5.
Two-base Hits Crawford, 2.
Umpire Geo. J. Myers.
Time 1 hour 56 minuies.
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We are now prepared to draw drafts
direct, issue letters of credit, and transfer
money by mail, and cable, on all points
of Europe Asia, Africa and Australia.
R. W. WnOD.
Cashier
Bank of Tombstone
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
DR. E. C. DUNX,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. OFFICE
on Kifth street, be.ween Fremcnt and
lalT.rd.
DR. W. V. FETTEKMAN,
HnMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND
Surgeon. Office ccrner of Sixth and Fre
n.ont streets, Tomb.tone, Arizona.
WILLIAM HERRING. IIOWAKD F. HERRING.
HKRRLVG & HKRRLNG,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
Law, Tonghnut street, rombatone, Ariz.
W. H. STILWELL,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT
Law, I'ourth street, Tombstone, A, T.
ALLEN R. ENGLISH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT
Law, up stairs in County Court House,
1 ombsione, A. T.
JOHN C. EASTON,
JUS IICE OF THE PEACE, NOTARY
Pu-lrc and Conveyancer. Office in Occi
dental H itel, Allen si reel, Tombstone, A. T.
HENRY G. HOWE,
UNITED STVTES DEPUTY MINERAL
Surveyor, Tombstone, Arizona Member
01 the Atmn -an Institute of Mining Engineers.
Attention given to the care of mines lor non
resident owners and corporations, rhe best ol
reierence iven. Correspondence solicited.
W. D, SHEARElt,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. OFFICE
j 11 Fourth street, opposite Occidental Hotel,
Tombstone, A. T.
CHAS. D. REPPY.
vrOTARY Pl'BLIC, EPITAPH OFFICE,
Ll Tombstone, A. T.
DR. WARNEKROS,
DENTIST. OFFICE CORNER FIFTH
and Fremont treet, Tomb-tone Ariz.
oummunb.
In the Justic-'s Court of Precinct No. 6,
County of 0 chi-e, Territory of Arizona.
Bsfora D. K. War'Jweil, a Justice of the
Pece
S. W. Bell, phintiff. vs. Birbara Reeky,
alias May, detendant, and non-resident. Ac
tun debt and attachment. Complaint fled
in my olhce, and summons issued this diy.
Ih Terutory of Arizona to Barbara Reeky,
aliis Ma, defendant
You are h reby .ummontd and required to
appear and answer the ccm, ldut of plarnlirT, at
my office in the vilage of Faiibank, Cochise
Cou'ii), Territory ot Arizona, within five
days, thould this summons be s;rved upon
you within ihis prec net; it served upon you
without this preciiict but within this county, ten
diyj, if ssrvtdoutof thiicoupty, .ithin nlte-n
days otherwise twenty days, (excluding the day
of service), Irom the day this summons is served
uponjeu. Ti.is action is brought to r. cover
judgment against you foi the sura of $30 due
pla nt ff fir two months rent of a house o.cupied
by yiuat Fairbank and costs of s n'; and you
are h:rtby notified thit should you fail to
appear and nnsN.er s-id complaint within the
time slated, the slid plainuff will apply to the
court lor sdil judgment against you for said
sum-, and all costs.
Given under my hand at my office at Fairbank,
Cochise Ccunty, Arizona, this $1 day ot Octo
ber, A. D. 1687.
D. K. Warowell,
J ustice of the Peace.
Marks & Wittig's
Tonsoriai Palace.
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL.
Hair-cutting, Shaving, Sham
pooing in the highest style of the
ait '
TWEED'S STORE
OUR MOTTO:
Live & Let Liye.
-t
Corner Allen and Fourth Street
TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA.
Goods for i People at Popular Prices !
H. K. Tweed desires tc 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 description. Finest California canned goods. Eu
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
i rt
Of choice imported and California brands by the cask, bot
tie or gallon. Finest American and imported liquors. High
grade cigars, tobaccos and cigarettes.
Also a full assnment of staple articles ol
And everything usually kept in a first-class General Mer
chandise Establishment
lost Complete Stock of Goods in Arizona'
No old goods. Everything fresh and new. Before yon
make your purchases take a walk through
TWEED'S STORE
Cor. of Allen and Fourth Sts.
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TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA
GOOD GOODS
At Low Prices
BANK
-OF-
TOMBSTONE.
CAPITAL $100,000.
TOMBSTONE, A IZ0NA
GEORGE BERROTT - - Pretldent
GEO. H. CARREL - - - Vice-President
R. W. WOOD Ouhur.
WILL TRANSACT A GENERAL
KING BUSINESS, EXCHANCE, RECEIVE 0C-
posits couect;ons, ETC.
U M. JACOBS,
President.
A. E. JACOBS.
Cashier.
ise County Bank
TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA.
Transacts a General Banking, Exchange a4
Collection Business.
Especial attention given to all Business of Car
respondents and their interests
carefully served
Prompt attention guaranteed to all buslaaa
entrusted to our care
Foreign and Domestic Encliangt
Bought and Sold.
a. w. swain,
Attoraey-at-Law and Notary Fnbli-
oaoei 113 Foartb Street.
0 K CORRAL,
iyery & Food Stable
J1RAN8IENT STOCK WELL CAHBD tLJ
L tiood variety ot Bugglet, Carriage and
agons, with teams to match. .Eleven-passenger
txcoulon coach, suitable for plcnks other
jirttee. Orders sent bj mall or telegraph (01
ontflta will be promptly attended to.
Jaha HaattamerF Prnortatar.
FRANK C. J3ARLE,
Assay & Metallurgical Laboratory
Office: 319 Fremont Street,
Opposite City Hall.
J. V. VICKERS,
FREMONT STREET,
Eeal Estate,
Mines, Money,
9 and Insurance;
REAL ESTATE Bought, Sold and Rented.
COLLECTIONS Made, Taxes Paid, etc.,
MONEY Loans Negotiated and Investment
made.
INSURANCE Fire, Accident and Life.
MINES Bought and Sold.
NOTARYPUBLIO.
TOMBSTONE
FOUffDRT
AND-
MACHINE SHOP.
. MCALLISTER & McCONE. Prop'i.
All Kinds or Mill .and Mining Machinery,
Heavy and Light Castings of Iron and Brass
stade to Order on Rhorl Notice. Stamps, Pans,
Settlers, Retorts, Cages, Cars, Skeets, Balling
Tanks, Etc., from Latest Designs, Portabl
Hoisting Engines, 2-Stamp Prospectors' Mills
Made 10 Order. Screens of all Descriptions
Punched or lotted. Engines Indicated and Ad
lasted. Agents .'or Albany Lubricating Com.
pounds. Cylinder, Hpindle and Valve oils, West
Ingnonse Automatic Engines Iroin t to M
Horse Power and all elro In the Machine as!
foundry lint. Also
AGENTS FOR THE
LAFELLE TURBINE
WATER WHEEL.
JAMES P. McALLISTER, Managsr.'
324 Fremont St.. Tombstone.
UTAPLB ana PANOr GKOUERIBB, Choice
3 Brands oi Kentucky Whisky, and grain of al
Unas kept constantly on hand and sola at loweo
prices.
NaT A nil line el Assayera Supplies constantly
on hand.
FRA.NTC R. ATTHTm Pronrfetor.
; The Epitaph has the very best
facilities for doing every variety of job
printing. Work will be finished whts
promised, in the highest style of th
typographic art, and at the lowtst living
prittfc
CDCl
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