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HIHiSifl Wi l-GWiife "17
The Democratic Ticket.
A Harmonious Gathering A
VimlillK Ticket, and n.
United Party.
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I'ull rrorccdliigs or i.ast Snturdny'is
Ere tbc sun was very high Saturday, it
was evident to an ordinary observer, that
something of more than usual importance
was about to take place. The streets
were crowded, and groups of earnest men
engaged in vigorous discussion on every
corner. The smiling face of the ubiqui
tons candidate was visible at every turn.
The delegates, too, were promiscuous, and
Had lots of friends and flatterers on their
trail. Allen street, at the corner of Fifth,
was the principal place of rendezvous,
and many an earnest discussion took place,
many a llowcry eulogy was delivered on
some candidates, and many a vigorous in
vective against others. Toward noon-time,
the excitement increased, more delegates
arrived, new deals were announced and
further bets ofl'ered on a favorite candidate.
The delegates wcio a remarkably taciturn
lot of men. Everybody wanted to know
who such and such was for, but with the
exception of n well known crank, with
black, stubby beard on his chin, and at
tired in u sanctimonious second-hand suit
of clothes, nobody knew. The delegates
kept their own counsel and did not invite
many confidences. They were a good-na-tuicd
crowd, and heard the well-worn pleas
for the different candidates with great
good natmc and without yawning much.
As the hour of two o'clock
approached, the assembled crowd be
gan to move in tho direction of
Schieffelin hall and soon filled every seat.
The gallery too, was crowded, and thu
same may bo said for the lobby, hallway
and sidewalk in front. Judgo, Berry, the
chairman of Hie Democratic County Com
mlttee, called the nieetiug to order. The
judgo is a model chairman, lias a clear,
ringing voice, and enunciates every woid"
distinctly. His appearance on the plat
form was gicetsd with a round of np
phuse. Tho temper of the convention was be
trayed by the che'ers that greeted the open
ing remarks of tho chairman, when ho
announced that it was a Democratic con
vention and none hut Democrats would bo
placed Jn nomination. Cheers loud and
long greeted this assertion, proving to the
timid, that bastard politics was not popu
lar in that gathering. .Mr. Berry said that
as chairman of tho county committee lie
called tho convention to order, and wished
to render an account of his stewardship
while head of the machineiy of tho party.
Ho explained tho organization ol the ward
and precinct clubs, and defended the ac
tion of the committee in tho premises. He
said that if thu suggestions of the commit
teo wero fully and fairly carried out, there
would bo no conflicting delegations sent
hither by tho ward clubs. They wero or
ganized solely os a method of ward regis--tratlon,
and to prevent Republicans from
voting at Democratic pi lmarie3. lie said he
hoped and believed that wisdom would
guide tho convention, and that harmony
would How from tho result. The Repub
licans laid tho Mattering unction to their
souls that a Democratic quanel would
ensue, but in November they would be
made to believe that Democrats settled
their disputes In the parly convention, ft
was suggested, ho said, in some quartcis
that some Republicans would make an
attempt to enter the convention, but lie
hoped that such would not bo the case.
Democrats should manage their own
affairs, and unless there was a qui
etus put on such things, party
gatherings woultl be completely nullilled.
Ho appsaled for harmony both in tho con
vention and during the canvass; said Co
Chie was a Democratic county and noth
ing but internecine puty strife could give
a victory to the Republicans. Ho then an
nounced himself ready to hear a nomina
tion for temporary chairman, which was
the ilrst business in order. As soon as the
cheers that fullowed the remarks of the
chahinau had somewhat abated, Gen. D.
K. Wardwell, of Huachuca. arose and
nominated Geo. G. Rerry for temporary,
chaiiman. Other nominations were made,
but a, vote disclosed that Mr. Rerry was
Frank C. Roarnian was elected tempora
ry secretary by acclamation.
The chair announced that tho Hist busi
ness In oider was tho appointment of a
committee ou ciedeutlals.
On motion, the chair' was instructed to
appoint a coramiltco on credentials, con
sisting of five members. The following
wrro appointed: D. K. Wardwell, J. F.
Duncan, F. H. Roarnian, W. M. Downing
and Calvin Reed.
On motion, a comniittco of live was ap.
pointed by the chair on permanent organi
zation, order of business and lcsolutlons.
The following aie the committee: J. D.
Riitaln, C. S. Giiimond, Robert II. Aieh
er, J. II. Tevis and Joseph Mullor.
On the suggestion oi the chnir, tho con
vention tool: n recess until three o'clock.
At thut hour the recess was fuither exten
ded until 7:30, tho committee on ercdeu.
tinls not being ready to report.
On the reatsenibling of the convention,
at 7:35, the chair declared that tho com
mittee on credentials wero ready to rcpoit.
Tho commitleo read the names of the fol
lowing as entitled to vote in tho conven
tion :
Milton Barrett, Grand Central Mill;
James Domiquez, proxy, Lewis
Tomay, West Huachuca: J Douglas,
proxy, D K "Wardwell, Ash Canyon ; W K
Wai dwell, proxy, G G Rerry, Ramsey's
Canyon; Al Reruard, proxy, Sam Pimly,
Camp Huachuca; C L Guimond, Charles
ton; N Nelson, Charleston; II Wright,
proxy, N Nelson, Charleston; M K Lurty,
proxy, H M Woods, Lurty's; G W I3ryan(
proxy, F R Roarnian, Benson; R Rlock,
proxy, Paul Rahn, Reason; E O'Mcl'veuy,
Benson ; J Reilly, Renson ; Henry Forrest
er, proxy, I' S Montague, Camp Price; J
R Lyon, Tus Alamos; N R Lazard, Win
Chester; II Fitch, Dos Cabczas; P A Roy.
er, Dos Cabczas; W A Rogers, Dos Ca
bczas; W Howell, Risbee; J F Duncan,
Risbee; C Gilroy, Disbco; J S Rrittain,
Risbce; F Kohler, proxy, W Rogers, Fort
Rowie; J II Tevis, Teviston; W A Eck
ham, proxy, Teviston; Lowls Hancock,
proxy, J II Tevis, Teviston ; R F Smith,
Morse's Mill; Alvin Reed, St Davids; N
P Rccbe, St Davids; M U James, Tur
quoia; O P Merrill, Hereford; Sam Gor
don, Rannning's, Mulo Mts.; F F Letcher,
proxy, M Gray, San Simon; W G Sander
son, Soldiers. Holes; J R Smith, Contcn
iou ; Chas II Spatz, Contention ; J R Dunn,
Contention; W M Downing, Dowmng's
Mill; J C Daly, Neptune; WR Henley,
Neptune; James Hughes, Russclvillo; Jno
Heyter, pioxy, P M Thurmond, Russel
villc; J C Falls, Willcox; Thos A Raker,
Willcox; OJIIJohnson, Willcox; J P
Johnson, E Lane, W J "Weeks,
Fijst Ward, Tombstone; George Osborne
Second Ward; J O'Neill, Second Ward;
G Tribolet, Second Ward; Rolit Archer,
Third Ward; J Midler, Third Ward; 11.
Quigley, Third Ward; James Flynu,
Fourth Ward ; John Dugan, Fouith Ward ;
R McArdlc, pioxy, J F Aiyntnn, Fouith
On motion the repoit of the committee
was accepted.
The report of tho committee on perma
nent organization, order of business atul
resolutions was next handed in, and was as
Tho committee on organization and or
der of business beg leave to repoit as fol
lows :
Chairman, Geo. G. Rerry; Secretary,
Rriggs Goodrich; Assistant Secictaiy,
Brian Obar; Sergeants at Arms, II. F.
Prlco and Frank Lesliy.
ouonn of. ltusi.NKss.
1. Nomination of one councilman; 2.
Nomination of tlireo representatives; 3.
Nomination of three supervisors; 4. Nom
ination of one district attorney ; S. Nom
ination of one recorder; 6. Nomination of
one probate judge; 7. Nomination of one
treasuier; 8. Nomination of one sheriff;
0. Nomination of one public administra
tor; 10. Nomination of one coroner; 11.
Nomination of one county surveyor; 12.
Nomination of county cential committee,
consisting of twenty members, eight from
the city, twelve from the country; 13.
Nomination of ten delegates to meet Gia
ham county in convention to uominate
joint councilman.
We recommend that the convention
nominate candidates by viva voce.
We fuither recommend that all candi
dates who submit their names before the
convention preceding and including sher
iff, lie taxed $10, and all candidates below
treasurer be taxed 3.
We fuither recommend that each dele
gate to the convention be taxed one dollar
to defray tho expenses of the convention.
Resolved That when the name of any
person is picscntcd before tills convention
a3 a candidate for ofllee, that before a vote
is taken on his nomination, the par'y
whose name is offered shall come before
tho convention, cither in person or by rep
refentativc, and pledge himself to abide
by tho action of tho convention, and sup.
poit its nominees.
JosiU'ir Mui,u:i!,
Chairman of Committee.
It was moved by II. M. Woods that, that
poition of yiio reqort regarding the
sending of delegates to confer with Gra
ham county for the purpose of nominating
a joint councilman, bo rejected. Mr.
Woods said that there was a belief abroad
that Graham was eager to grasp a portion
of the territory of Cochise county, nud he
thought it best that no partnership be en
tered into. Thurmond and the delegates
from the northern poition of tho county
spoke against the icsolutioii, and it wiw
declared lost on a rising vote.
The repoit of the. committee was then
The chairman then announced that tho
next business in oider was the nomination
of a candidate for councilman. General
Waidwell aiose and nominated J. 11. Tev
is. The nomination was unanimously
seconded amid cheers. There being no
other nominee, Mr. Tevis was invited to
the front. He warmly endorsed the plat,
form ; said ho was always n Democrat and
always would lie, and that if elected, ho
would bourne to his constituents and to
tho Democratic paity.
Nominations lor repicsontativcs to the
legislature were next in order, and J. O
Fall of Willcox, placed W. K. Wardwell
in nomination. Capt. Tevis nominated
Edward McGowan; Mike Grey nominated
I). A. Morinrty; Mr. Flynn nominated J.
F. Duncan, and Frank Roarman nomina
ted Lew is Ashman. Tho chair announced
that each delegate would answer to his
name at loll call and vote lor tlireo candi
dates that being the number to bo chosen.
The candidates in the order in which they
were named advanced in front of the stage
and promised fealty to the Democratic
party, whatever may be the result of the
contest. A vivo voce vote was taken and
resulted as follows: Wardwell, 80; Mari
oity, 80; Duncan, W; McGowan, 35; Ash.
nuin, 22. The vote for Messrs. McGowan
and Duncan being a tie, a new vote was
ordered and resulted as follows: Duncan
o, McGowan, 23.
The chair declared the next business in
order to bo the nomination of thieo super
visors. .Judge Grey nominated J. C. Fall, of
Willcox, Capt. Tevis nominated L. W.
iJlinn, of this city; Mr. Quigley nomina
ted Chas. E Fredericks of Tombstone;
General Wardwell nominated John Rullis
of Renson, and F. 15. Roarnian nominated
Chao. Tribolet.
The candidates advanced to the platform
in tho oider named, subscribed to tho plat
form, and promised to suppoit the nomi
nees of tho convention, whatever may lie
the result.
A vote was then ordered and lcsulted as
follows: Fall, 40: Rllnu, 43; Tribolet, 20;
Fredericks, 30; Rullis, 33. Messrs. Fall,
Blinu and Rullis having the highest num
ber of voles weio declared the nominees of
the convention.
Tho next business in oider was the nom
ination of a district attorney.
Judge Smith of Contention placed iu
nomination Marcus A. Smith, of Tomb
stone, amid a storm of cheers.
R. II. Archer, nominated Geo. II. How
ard. Tho candidates being invited forward,
Mr. Smith said tint those present hardly
needed assurances of his Democracy. To
suppoit nominees of Democratic conven
tion was his habit from the time he
leached the era of manhood, and he could
not bring himself to the lenunciation of a
Democratic candidate now. If nominated
ho would do his utmost not only for him
self, but for his colleagues on the ticket,
and if elected ho would pei form his duty
as best ho know how, without fear or
Mr. Howard returned thanks fur being
placed in nomination, and would thank
tho convention if nominated, and if
elected would till the office for the benefit
of tho county. Ho said he was born and
bred a Dsmocrat and would always ic
main such, lie would suppoit the nom
inees of the convention without exception,
whatever the decision might be in his own
A vote being taken resulted as follows:
Smith, 44; Howard, 14,
At this point, the chair announced that
the delegates present should come forward
and ps.y one dollar each, to lie ued in de
fraying the necessary expenses of the con
vention, and the county committee. When
all had deposited, the chair announced
that nominations for Recorder were
next in order.
Capt. Tevis nominated A. T. Jones, and
wanted to say something else, but his re
marks were drowned in a whirlwind of
cheers. As soon at tho cheering had par
tially ended, the nomination was warmly
seconded by several delegates. Mr. Jones
was invited to the front, and was again
cheered to the echo. He said that it was
unnecessary for him to say that he was a
Democrat. There was not a member of
his family that was not a Democrat; ho
was never anything else but a Democrat.
He would cheerfully subscribe to the plat
form, warmly suppoit every man nomina
ted by tho convention, and if elected, per
form the duties of the office in a manntr
that would not reflect discredit on hinuelf
reproach on tho community,but that would
be for tho best interests of his fellow citi
zens. Another round of cheers greeted
him, and on motion, the rules were sus
pended, and Mr. Jones was nominated by
The next nomination in order was for
probate judge.
Mr. Guimond, of Charleston, placed in
nomination Judge R. L. reel; Mr, Dun.
can, of Risbee, nominated J. S. Rritain, of
Risbee. Judge Lucas and Judge Colby
were also placed in nomination, but with
drev without submitting their names to
the convention.
Reing invited foward, Judge Peel said
it was only necessity to know his name
to kuow that Le was n Democrat. He
was always a Democrat and always would
be. He would suppoit the nominees of
the convention whatever may be the re
sult, and if elected, would do his utmost
to perform the duties to the satisfaction of
the people.
Judge Rrittain advanced and made the
wittiest speech of the evening, if bievity
constitutes wit. He said: "Gentlemen, I
endorse the plutfoim, ami will support tho
A uite being taken, resulted as follows
Peel, 3T; Rrittain, 19.
Nominations for County Treasuier be
ing in order, General Wardwell arose anil
lor at least once in his life, paid n just,
prolyl1 and well merited compliment, in
placing in nomination Ren Goodrich.
Samuel Puuly placed in nomination 11.
Solomon, saying it w.is tho wish of the
delegate whoso proxy he was. Mr. Purdy
spoke highly of the finauciid character and
standing t .Mr. Solomon, and paid
a tribute to his uncompromising Democ
racy. Mr. Fall, in a few well chosen words,
nominated Charles Washeim, of Dos Cabc
zas. Nominations were then closed, and
on the candidates being invited foiward,
Mr. Goodrich said.it was hardly necessary
for him to assert his political principles.
Ho said he sprung from a race of Demo
crats, that his ancestors rocked the cradle
of Democracy in Old Virginia with Jeffer
son, and that if Democracy was ever bur
ied, which ho doubled, he would bo found
a mourner behind its bier. Thunders of
applause greeted his icmaiks, m tho midst
of which the speaker took his scat.
Mr. Solomon returned thanks for the
honor of being placed in nomination, said
ho was a Democrat, and whether nominat
ed or not would do his best for the success
of the Democratic ticket. Ho said he
would submit tho question of his Illness to
tho judgment of the convention.
Mr. Washeim briefly endorsed tho plat
form, and promised an unqualified sup
port to the nominees of the convention.
A vote being taken resulted as follows:
Goodrich, 31; Solomon, 18; Washeim, 8.
Mr. Goodricli was declared nominated.
Nominations for sheriff were next in or
dcr. General Wardwell nominated M. Mc
Dowell, of Charleston.
J. F. Duncan of Risbee nominated Lar
kiu W. Carr, of Renson.
J. II. Tevis nominated W. M. Rrcaken
ridgc of Tombstone.
Major Downey nominated Col. Mike
Grey of Tombstone.
Mr. Saul nominated G. W. Rufoid, of
Tobstone, and II. W. Woods nominated J.
II. Rehan, of Tombstone. Nominations
were then closed, and the candidates were
invited to "the front.'' McDowell said lie
was a Democrat, born and dyed t.i the
wool; would suppoit the ,nominecs of tho
convention in any contingency, and if
elected, would endeavor to peiTorm the du
ties of the office, legaulless of lings oroth
cr influence?.
.Mr. Carr said he was always a Demo
crat, and proposed to remain one. If nom
hinted, lie would strive hard for the suc
cor of tho ticket, and if elected would try
and discharge the duties for tho best inter
ests of tho people.
Mr. Rrcakenridge said that his name
was a sufficient guarantee of his Democ
racy. Ho never yet saw a Rrcakenridge
anything else. Would suppoit the nom
inecs in any contingency, and if elected,
would fill the office to the best of iiis abil-
Mr. Grey said that thirty-one years ago
in the heart of tho State of California he
came before a convention of 12."! delegates
and pledged fealty to Democracy. On
that occasion ho was nominated, and ftcr
wrnls elected sheriff. If nominated on
this occasion, he said ho would guarantee
that he would bo elected.
Mr. fluford returned thanks for being
placed iu nomination, and said thst if
nominated ho would be elected, and when
elected, would try and fill the office for the
best interests of all the people. He
pledged fealty to Democracy whatever
would bo the icsult of the convention.
Mr. Rehan stated that he was placed be
fore the convention for the office of slier
iff; that lie had filled the position before,
both here and in other counties: that he
was several times an applicant for the suf
frages of the people, and always had the
biaud of a Democratic convention to en
dorse liis claims. Ho certainly would sup
poit the nominees of the convention what
ever may be tho result, and if nominated
would struggle earnestly to bo cieclcd, and
would till the office in the manner lie sup
posed was for the best interests of a 1 the
A vote being taken, resulted as follows:
Carr, 13; McDowell, 7; Rehan, 3; Gray, 11;
Rrcakenridge, 10; Rufoid, 11.
On tho announcement of tho vole, ilr.
McDowell withdrew from the contest, and
another vote was taken, resulting as fol
lows. Carr, 12; Rehan, 5; Gray, 15; Rreakcn
ridge, 10; Rufoid, 14.
There still being no choice a third vote
was ordered, resulting:
Carr, IS; Rehan, 5; Gray, 15; Rrcaken
ridge, 10; Rufoid, 12; Rehan, 8.
On tho announcement ot the result a
fouith ballot was ordered, resulting: Carr,
23; Gray, 19; Rrcakenridge, C; Ruford, 1;
Rehan, 4.
At this point, a motion to adjourn was
made and lost, and the sixth vote was or
dcied. Mr. Rrcakenridge withdrew, and request
ed his followers to suppoit Mr. Carr, and
soon after Mr. Woods withdrew Mr. Rehan
and requested that his friends suppoit Mr.
Gray. The vote resulted as follows: Carr,
35; Giay, 23.
Mr. Carr having a majority of votes was
declared tho nominco of the convention,
amid cheers, loud and continued.
'lite nomination of a public administra
tor was next iu order, and Alexis Fieemau
was nominated by acclamation.
The nomination of a coroner was next
declared in order, and amid deafening
cheers, J. C. Fall, of Willcox, nominated
Pat Holland. Mr. nominated Dr. D.
Reing invited forward, Mr. Holland was
received with a fresh outburst of applause.
He said he was a Democrat of 35 years
standing, and no carpetsacker. That he
would support the nominco of the conven
tion in any event, and if elected, v, mid
do his duty.
Dr. McSwegan went forward and aid
that whether nominated or not, he would
support the nominees of the convention,
and if elected, would make no farce of the
solemn ceremony of an inquest.
A vote oeing taken, resulted as follows :
Holland, 40; McSwegan, 7. A storm of
applause greeted the result, and cries of
"a speech, a speech I" fiomtho lucky candi
date drowned everything else. The cries
being continued, the popular Pat advanced
to the front and said: Gentlemen: If
elected I will sit on a "stiff" as long as
any man in this county. Pat received an
other salute of cheers, and was allowed to
take his seat.
The next in order was the nomination
of a county survc3'or,
Wardwell nominated Edgar Sessions, and
Duncan nominated J- II. Hoadley. A vote
being taken, resulted as follows: Road
ley, 25 ; Sessions, 23.
The chairman then announced tin t the
next business in order was the election of
a county central committee. Re reminded
the convention that the proper committee
appoitloncd eight members to the city of
Tombstone and twelve to the rest of the
county outside of Tombstone.
It was suggested that the city delegates
withdraw on one side and the country del
egates on the other, and choose their
A recess was taken for five minutes.
On tho assembling of the convention.
1 the following committee was announced:
Major Downing, Dowuing's Mill; Judge
Rerry, Ramsey's Canyon; J. S. Rrittain,
Risbee; C. II. Guimond, Charleston; J.
R. Heyter, Russelville; Samuel Purdy,
Icviston; Calvin Reed, St. Davids; W.
Rogers, Dos Cabczas; N. R. Lzard, Win
chester; J. R. Smith, Contention: George
Rryan, Renson ; Wm. Kirkland, Willcox;
L. Ashmun, J- P- Johnson, First Ward,
Tombstone; George Osborne, J. O'Ncil,
Second Ward; Joe Muller, II. Quigley,
Third Ward; F. R. Roarnian, J. Mugan,
Fourlh Ward.
On motion that part of the suggestion of
the committee on organization, resolutions
and order of lrusinesi referrin? to the joint
councilman with Graham -county was re
ferrcd to the county central committee to
confer with the like committee of Graham
county, and when proper arrangements
were made the committee was empowered
to appoint ten delegatts to meet a like
number from Graham county for the nom
ination of a joint councilman.
There being no further business, three
rousing cheers were given for the Demo
cratic ticket and the convention ad-
Soon after the adjournment of the con
vention the Tombstone delegates assem
bled for the nomination of precinct ofll
cers. The following were nominated with
out much of a contest: Justices of the
Peace A. J. Felter, John Smyth. Con
stablesJames Kcuncy and Isaac Roberts.
A general adjournment then took place,
all well satisfied with theii work.
I'l'OsucctM or the IMMerent Candidate
A Warm ConteMtKxpccteil 3Ionch
anil ilartvood Xeek ami STccH IVill
There lin a titlll
Now that the Democratic candidates arc
in the field, there is a general interest man
ifcsled in the work of the radical gather
ing which meets next Saturday. The can
didates for the different offices are pretty
well known, and their strength pretty
closely gauged. It is generally conceded
that Ward and McCaity will be tho two
strongest men in tho convention, with
Atchison close on their heels. Mr. Peck
will bring to the convention considerable
strength from tho northern portions of tho
county, and expects besides to have sup
port from many of the country towns.
There will bo a strong rivalry in the con
vention between tho city and country, the
former as is the custom, trying to grab all
tho plums of the party. Atchison is re
garded as the machine candidate, and that
well oiled concern will bo utilized
in his behalf to the fullest extent.
He also has the support ol Leslie F. Rlkck
buru who is. pcihaps, at the present time,
the most prominent factor in local Repub
lican politics. Ward Priest is looming up
grandly as a dark-horse, and it is more
than probable that, in the event of
Ward, McCarty and Atchison being strong
enough to kill each other, Priest will be
come the heir apparent. Mr. Priest en
tered the contest after the primaries, and
consequently, don't boast of tho number
of delegates ho has captured with tho con
fidence of the others, nc is, how-1
ever, very popular with his party,
and enjoys the confidence of business
men more than tho others. As in the
Democratic convention tho shrievalty will
be the great bone of contention, but unlike
the Democratic, there will bo a hot and
fierce light for the rccordership. Moses,
Harwood and Calp are the principal
candidates, the two former leading.
Retwcon Moses' and .Harwood the
light is animated, and only a vole of the
convention can determine the result. Mo
ses is confident and Harwood is certain.
Roth are workers from Hitter Creek and
have many friends. At the present time it
looks as though Moses was ahead, and if
so there is eveiy probability that he
will maintain his position.
Mayor Carr, A. 11. Stcbbins, J. V. Vick
rs and the present incumbent, John O
Duubar, arc candidates for Treasurer. The
real contest will be between Dunbar and
Stcbbins, Mr. Viekers not making a very
active canvass, and the v. b. stands no
show. Dunbar is very popular with his
party, and his management of the office
generally acceptable. Mr. Stebbins, since
his return, has entered into the fight with
a will, and Dunbar will have to trim sails
if he expects to reach the shore.
Lyttlclon Price and W. S. "Williams are
the candidates for District Attoriey, and
both arc confident of receiving the nomi
nation. Mr. Piice, as is well known, is
the present incumbsnt, and Mr. Williams
is his assistant. Preie seems to have "the
drop" on the machine, but If 'Williams
can bring up that delegation he se
cured in Sonora, there i3 no tell
ing how the contest may ler
tcrminate. Doctors Harney of Contention,
and Matthews and Gibersen of this city,
are the principal candidates for coroner.
Matthews seems to be in tho lead, and
unless calculations are knocked sky high,
ho will come out ahead at tho convention.
There is considerable bad blood between
the candidates, and it is more than proba
ble that the result of tho convention may
create a schism. It is only tho ardently
enthusiastic among the candidates or the
less wise members of the party whobelicve
that there is a ghost of a chance for Repub
lican success next November. They fed
themselves on hopes of a Dcmocrxtic row
for some time, .but the wise and hrrmou
ious action of Saturday's convention rude
ly dissipated their fond anticipations.
Several combinations have been formed,
the. most prominent being Ward, and
Harwood and McCarty and Meses. Savage
of Risbee will receive the nomination for
Representative, but he will be easily
downed by Duncan.
Hon. W. K. Meade returned from his
Alaska trip Sunday. He had been iu
San Francisco for the past few weeks.
lie's no longer a Colonel. His name is
General A. T. Jones.
Two American 1'roHpcctoi'H fiasecl
Forty allies by tho Iteil Dev.U.
Last Monday Fred Lansing and James
Darcy, two prospectors who had been
operating iu Sonora lor the past few
months arrived iu this city. They had
solved to come to Tombstone to induce
their backers to prepare for ac.
tive development. Accordingly they
mounted their steeds, packed the
burro, and resolved to drive on leisurely to
Tombstone. They made about twenty
miles the first day and camped until sun
rise next morning close to a spring. The
night was almost as bright as
day, the moon being high and
well-developed. About midnight one
of them was awakened by hearing the
tread of horses in his vicinity, and raising
on his elbow beheld a band of not less
than ten Indians approaching. He in
stantly aroused his companion, a confer
ence of a moment was held, and it was de
cided that one should work a Winchester
to the best advantage, while the other sad
dled the hows. Roth were dressed, with
the exception of coat and boots. A pretty
fair sized rock sat near where they w-erc
asleep, and Lansing took a position behind
it, Winchester iu hand. Darcy crept cau -tiously
to tho horses, which were already at
tho end of their ropes, and snorting furi
ously. The Indians rode up to the well,
dismounted and stood around in an irregu
lar group. They evidently had not dis
covered the near proximity of the pale
faces, and were as much at their ease as it
is possible for savages to be. Lansing kept
a close eye on his surroundings,
and as soon as he saw Darcy was
ready, with the horses, ho took
careful aiia at one and let fly. He had the
pleasure of seeing a noble red man roll
over. Ho then blazed away in thedirec.
tion of the gang as rapidly as he could
pull trigger, until fifteen shots were tired,
and the smoke was sufficient to shield
him as he made his way to where Darcy
had tho horses. Tho burro and camping
out-lit were abandoned, and the two men
charged off as rapidly as their horses could
carry them. As was before observed, the
night was very bright, and ere they
had proccccded a hundred yards
the Indians saw them, and observing that
there was only two, a howl, as of indigna
tion, was raised, horses were again
mounted and a sharp p'ursuit commenced.
Tho prospectors were not more than three
hundred yards ahead of them when the
chase commenced, and gained but very
slowly. Firing was continued at intervals
by both parties during the night, and at
daylight next morning, the white men
weic less than a quarter of a mile in ad
vance, with seven blood-thirsty painted
savages in full tally-ho after them. Their
horses were gradually wearing out, and
the case seemed critical. Darcy's horse
was a weak, feeble animal, and was pain
fully lagging behind. The wild, weird
yells of the savages sent a hideous echo
through the canyons, and chilled the blood
In their veins. They had plenty of am
munition and a resolution was formed
that if they should happen to fall on any
natural stronghold they would take posi
tion and endeavor to pick off the Indians
gradually until it was safe for them to con
tinue their journey. Rut tho country they
were passing through, was desolate even
of rocks. There was nothing but bleak
surfacelcss prairie and meagre mesquite.
The heat, even at that early hour, was in
tense, and the dust suffocating. Their
lips wore parched for water, their horses
foaming, heavily breathing, lagging and
about to give out. One of them was at least
100 feet iu the rear of the other, and made
frequent attempts to lay down, giving pain
lul neighs cveiy few minutes, Thus the race
for life was kept up until the sun had
reached his highest point in the diurnal
journey. The Indians had lessened the
distance between them nearly a hundred
yards since daylight, but to the joy of our
friends, their horses seemed petered out
also. If Napoleon longed for Rluchcror
night, the weary prospectors longed for
night alone or a pile of rocks from the
midst of which they could defend them
selves. Eagerly did they scan the horri
zon in search of some fortress, but nothing
save desolate wastes of sand, dotted here
and there with a few emaciated shrubs
and languid looking bushes, met their
hungry eyes. Nothing but tho patting of
of the horses hoofs on the pulvciizedsand,
accompanied by their heavy breathing and
the occasional yell of delight of the blood
thirsty fos encountered their ears. It was
a long day, but the longest day mutt have
a night, and in due time generous dark
ness enveloped the surroundinghills. Soon
the pursuers were lest to sight, and the
yells became less frequent. After a while
there was no indication of the enemy in
the rear, and to add to their good fortune,
they weie entering an eruptive country
where rocks were plenty. About eight
o'clock, as their horses were scarcely able
to continue at a walk, they resolved to get
off the road and await developments. They
went about 100 yards from the highway,
dismoinitcd, and with Winchesters in hand
awaited events. Two hours they stood
with their guns at a ready, but the wily
foe did not appear. The horses were al
lowed to feed or rest as they elected, while
the men stood guard. In that
position they remained until day
was breaking over the eastern
hills, when girts were again tightened, and
the road taken once more. About noon
time they anived at Elias' ranch on the
San Pedro, n here men and beasts regaled
themselves. They remained tlierct wenty
four hours and arrived hero between live
and six o'clock yesterday evening. Mr
Jinnsiiiir, when conversing with the En
tapii man tried to make him believe that
his partner's auburn hair had become
gray during the ordeal, but a glance at
Mr. Darcy was sufficient to convince him
that the iron gray locks worn by him -were
not colored in a night, nor the wrinklcson
his brow accumulated in a day. They had
raced with the savages for forty miles.
Their horses were unshod, and themselves
were without food or water for thirty-six
The ticket nominated by Satur
day's convention will be ratified at
the polls next November. It is in
every sense representative of every
section of tho county and of the best
elements of the Democratic party.
Neither city nor country can com
plain; both have been judiciously
and evenly represented in the gene
ral make-up of the ticket. The nom
inee for sheriff will poll the full
strength of the party, and draw be
sides, many of tho more conservative,
intelligent and sensible Republican
voters of the county. While the Dem
ocrats of Cochiso county were some
what divided in their choice,
of a shrievalty candidate before the
convention, we hava but one choice
now. Every true Democrat in the
county will work and vote for Mr.
Carr. He is a pioneer Arizonan,
was doing business here sixteen years
ago, and has been a constant resi
dent.and business mail in the Terri
tory ever since. A native of Old
Virginia, where Democrats are not
only made, but born, there is no
questioning his right to be honored
by a Democratic convention. Called
to many public trusts, he has always
acquitted himself to the full satis
faction of his fellow citizens. Still in
the prime of manhood, being only
forty-one'years old, his vigor is unim
paired. His executive ability is be
yond question, his fitness for the po
sition admitted.
The candidate for Recorder, as ev
ery one expected, is A. T, Jones. Mr.
Jones, as is well known, has been
the incumbent of this office for the
past two years, and so satisfactorily
has he performed his duties, that he
was honored with a unanimous nom
ination. Mr. Jones will bo elected
by a rousing majority.
Messrs. Smith, Goodrich, Fall,
Blinn, Berris and Holland, the other
nominees for strictly county offices,
are in every way admirably fitted for
the positions they have been chosen
to fill. Mr. Smith is not only a thor
oughly trained and educated lawyer,
with abilities commensurate for dis
tinction in his noble profession, but
ho is in all the higher and better
senses of the word, a man. Every
one in the county knows Ben Good
ricli. As the gentleman who placed
him in nomination truly observed,
he is a gentleman, a scholar, a christ.
ian. Honest as a Pilgrim Father,
brave as the cavaliers from whom he
sprung; gentle as a woman, calm and
considerate as a sage, Ben Goodricli
is a man that must be loved when
The legislative ticket is in every
sense excellent and representative of
the people. Mr. Tevis, the nominee
for the higher branch, is known as a
consistent Democrat, a careful busi
ness man, possessed of more than
ordinary ability for the transaction ot
public affairs, and more than all, a
scrupulously honest man. With such
a representative in the council, there
need be no fear that the interests of
Cochise county would suffer. Mr.
Moriarty is a young man, too well
known to need an introduction. Ho
has had legislative experience before
and acquitted himself with honor and
credit. Messrs. Duncan and Ward
well will make able representatives,
not only conferring credit on them
selves, but honor on their constituen
cy. Mr. Duncan, as the representative
of the great copper camp of the south
west, will do it proud, and be an
able and careful representative of
the county ai large. The ticket is
such that no Democrat cannot help
supporting, and it appeals to the
best passions of every conservative
voter in the county It is represent
ative of Democracy in its truest and
best sense, is represenative of all
tho great industries that find a home
within our county, representative of
our people, because liberality, hon
esty, dash and enterprise pervades
it. The Democratic party of Co
chise county will como out of the
November contest with flying colors.
Gcx. Waijdwell, in nominating
Ben Goodrich, accused him of being
u "christian." It is inferred by
some that it was intended as a reflec
tion upon the rcligioui beliefs of
other candidates, but such is not tho
fact. Gen. Wardwell simply desired
to call tention to an unusual cir
cumstance, connected with a politi
cal aspirant that Mr. Goodrich is a
church member.
Trfu Democratic candidates for Sup
ervisors are all capable and honorable
men, who will conduct the affairs of
the county with care, judgment,
ability and honesly.

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