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Vol. TIL
N"o. 137.
Retiring from the Dry Goods Business in Tomb
stone, the entire stock, which is1 complete in every
department, will be
Away below cost. This is no humbug, but a bona fide
sale, as our prices will show.
ll'l." l ,
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Treasurer Notice-
I will redeem all Warrants
drawn on the Connty General
Fund from Nos. 1590 to 1947,
both inclusive, if presented
within ten days.
. County Treasurer.
Tombstone, Dec. 26, 1885.
Notice is hereby given that
I have this day purchased all
the right, title and interest of
S. A. Hitchcock in and to the
Carriage and Wagon and
Blacksmithing shops on
Third street, and have taken
possession thereof and have
moved therein, where l will
hereafter be found by all old
and new customers.
Jan. 9,1886.
lota on the tufaco of tho Mountain Mud min
ing claim In Tombstone, and who have n t here
tolora obtained tho mining title, Are hereby re
queued to call upon my attorney, Oeo. O. Uerrr,
at hlaomea In Tombstone, and make arcane
menu to obtain the name If they wish to avoid
litigation. FOIIDIOE ROFKR.
Tembttono Jan. 12, 1885.
Stockholders Meeting.
The regular annual mooting; nf tboMo'-kholdera
of the Santa Anv Han Juan nivtlota ana Bron.
rostmlnlnc comp-tnlos, all of tho Torrltory of
Ariz mi, fir too lection of otic t -ml dlrtc'or
lr the em Un yar, will tie held at the ofrlceof
the aald omptnlea, In Tombatone. A. T., on
Monday, January IB, 1886.
m VA A.J. ITTNEKK, Secrotary.
Torabatone, A. T Dec. 29, 1835. 2dy
Begins sit tlxo
January 4th, 1886,
To the Occupants of Lots on the "Way
Dp" Mining lalm Surface.
I have heretofore notified you that I
own three-fifths of the surface ground of
the Way Up mine. I now notifly you
that I claim no right to said ground
against any one who has been in posses
sion of a lot or lots thereon for five years,
as I think the five years statute of limita
tion commenced to run on September
22, 1880, when the patent to the town
site issued. But, in any event, I would
not disturb any one who has improve
ments on a lot for several years; unless,
in the case of one who has indentified
himself with those who fraudulently ob
tained the townsite title from Alder Ran
dall, mayor, or who now buys or has late
ly bought of them or given them aid or
But, as to all of the lots on said Way
Up mine now vacant or unoccupied, or
that have lately been settled on or bought
from the townsite claimants, or claimants
under the Way Up mine, I will assert
my rights, but will sell at a reasonable
price, reserving my right to refuse to sell
to any one who, by purchasing lots as
aforesaid from other claimants and pay
ing for more than two-fifths thereof
has indentified himself with the frauds.
N. B. The two-fifths interest in said
Way Up surface which I do not own or
claim, does not belong to any one in
Tombstone, as near as I can find out by
the records of the county.
James Reillv.
Just recieved last evening at the Sum
merfield Bros, a large assortment of gen
tlemen's hats.
Summerfield Bros, have just received
a large assortment of intial handkerchiefs,
for ladies and gentlemen.
The most complete stock of fancy arti
cles ever brought to Tombstone can be
seen at the Union neivs depot.
A barrel of fresh sauerkraut just re
ceived at the Los Angeles Fruit Store,
Fifth street. f
For Kent.
Two or more handsomely furnished
rooms in adobe building on Fourth and
Bruce streets. Two furnished rooms for
gentlemen; low price. One five-roomed
cottage. One three-roomed house. In
quire on premises corner Fourth and
Bruce streets or of Robt. Eccleston, City
Wood &' Coal Yard, Fourth and Tough
nut streets.
Fotuhe. best-lager beer JttJVrizona,go
to the Oriental.." '"- " f r
The finest brandy in Arizona at the
This year's sugar-cured hams and ba
con at Fitts Bros. f
. .
Fresh Sonoro oranges for sale at Dyar
& Baldwin's for 25 cents a dozen.
A full lino ot nuts, thta year's crop, jus
received at Ynple'i cundy factory. tf
Two sets of composition billiard balls
for sale, at a bargain,-at the "Elite.J1
The best stock of embroidery will be
seen at Summe field t
Louisiana molasses :at S1.25 pergalIon
also a fine assortment of Louisiana
sugar, just received at Joe Hoefler's.
On account of want of space I will sell
toys, games and dolls at cost. Sol Is
rael. Job Seamans & Son announce to their
many patrons that they have in stock
the most elegant and artistic display of
diamonds and Christmas presents, etc.,
etc., that ha ever been offered to the
citizens of Tombstone. They desire
further to inform the public that their
reputatton for upright, square and legiti
mate dealing is so well established that
they are not driven to resort to decep
tion hanging out the "red flag," or ad
vertising " snide prize packages,'j.but on
the contrary, they give a "fee simple'
to every article sold by them. A No. 1
goods, genuine articles jtnd "small profits
for cash is their motto.
The soil and climate of Tombstone
are well adapted to the culture of many
kinds of fruits and flowers. Mr. William
Branchc, whose nursery is on Fulton
street, near Second, has just received a
choice assortmert, well suited to the
neighborhood of Tombstone. A full
stock of fruit trees, grape vines, and all
kinds of small fruit constantly on hand.t
Mrs. H. G. Howe will open her school
again on January 5th. Pupils of all
grades are solicited and parents desiring
private instructions or their children,
may be assured that every attention
necessary for their advantage will be
thoroughly given, as Mrs. Hoiv'e is a
teacher of many years' experience. Ap
ply at residence on Ficth street, between
Third and Fourth.
For tho first timo since hor marriage
Patty Welborn experienced a senso of
positivo distrust when, 0110 day, in an
iswer ton caiclcss inquiry, her waiting
nuiid informed her that sho had seen
Mr. Welbron walking on tho clifls with
a strango droman a fow hours before.
The young couple were living for the
summer irf aXpretty hired cottago not
far from KaXnebunkport, on the coast
of Maine.
Fatty disdained to ,ask the servant
for particulars. Sho wont in from the
garden and:8ank into a seat at a sea-ward-lookineiwindow,
with the glanc
ing bluo waters below and the now hate
ful cliffs in. the distance, with a dull
pain of doubt and distress at her heart.
Sho was atiovely New England girl,
who, scarcely a twelvemonth before, li ad
become th6 blushing brido of tho man
of her heartfXtt handsome and accom
plished Ilhltijtahman, rich and highly
conilectedfHSut of 'somewhat misty, ante
cedents.ton the subject of which he had
always maintained a certain troubled
reticence, even during his love-making
and the subsequent joyous honeymoon.
Truo, his occasional fits of preoccupa
tion, ifi not'of secret sadness, had not
passed unnoticed by tho young wife, but
until this moment there had been not
the shadow of an estrangement, and
mow Patty was feeling really miserable.
But sho succeeded in masking her
wretchedness pretty fairly when her hus
band entered tho cottage a few minutes
later, and looking, sho thought, annoyed
and nervous.
"I must tako a run to Portland on
pressing business, darling." said he,
kissing her with all his tenderness.
"Can't even wait for luncheon.'
"You've been out rambling ever sinco
breakfast, Reggy,"shc demurred. "Can't
you remain with mo even now?"
"You must know that nothing would
delight me more, dear," said ho; "but
tho affair I refer to is both urgent and
unpleasant, I may givo you the partic
ulars some time, but they would only
distress you now. Bye-bye! Bo sure
I shan't keep jou waiting at dinner."
Sho did not respond as he kissed her
again and hurried away.
As he passed tho window at which
isho had seated herself again, however,
sho looked after him with troubled oyes,
her bosom rising and falling painfully,
nnd with one jewelled hand clutching
tightly at her fair whito throat.
"You have a mystery you arc keop
ing a secret from me, Reginald Wel
born," sho murmured, "and I must find
it out or sleep no more."
Were his thoughts preoccupied with
tho image of some other woman? Tho
terrible reflection at first caused her to
shudder, and then a resentful firo flick
ered in her heart that might at any
moment become a volcano of jealous
Or was ho, perchance, haunted by the
fear of somo former and slighted love,
whoso avenging Nemesis was now pur
suing him? 1
"It must be ono or tho other," sho
eajd -to .herself. "That strango woman'
on the cliffs and now this sudden and
unexpected call to Portland. Oh,-1
can't endure it!"
Sho desperately resolved on a step, tho
.mere suggestion of which, a short time
before, would havo summoned tho hot
flush of sclf-shamo to her puro cheeks.
She determined to search her husband's
private drawer, which ho had hereto
fore jealously guarded on various pre
texts. - ,
In a few moments the young wife had
found access to it, and was" feverishly
examining its contents. These wero
simply tho fragments of a torn letter,
and several printed slips, evidently
clipped from English newspapers.
Try as sho would, sho could not pieco
tho epistolary fragments together, but
tho handwriting was a woman's, and
sho at lost made out ono word evident
ly the writer's signatures and that word
was "Marguerite."
No more than that,.but yet enough to
fan her smouldering suspicion into a
torturing flame.
Then she read tho printed slips.
They recounted tho particulars of the
divorce suit of one Reginald Gascoyne,
against his wife, Marguerite Gascoyne,
in London, upon charges of reckless
misconduct, tho bare mention of which
caused Patty's cheeks to burn.
The acts of misconduct instanced had
occurred years before, when tho reader
was no more' than a child.
She read enough to learn that the in
jured husband's plea had ultimately
been granted, and tho faithless wife
deservedly thrust away from f him for
ever. Then, while wondering what in
terest her Reginald could havo in thus
hoarding up another man's closet skel
eton, the bell rang for lunch.
Sho wearily responded, but could not
cat anything, and spent the rest of the
day a prey to her torturing thoughts.
While dressing for dinner word was
brought by her maid that Mr. Welbom
had leturned from the eity and gone to
his room.
Patty called out to the maid from her
boudoir that she would bo downstairs
presently, without requiring tho usual
assistance with her toilet; and then re
mained (or somo moments pensively
gazing out of her window, which com
manded a noblo prospect of sea, cliff,
and stiand, interspersed with belting
woodlands, cultivated fields, and fishing
huts, over which the red light of tho set
ting sun slept pcacefuAy".
Suddenly she started, almost with a
There, before her very eyes, was tho
strango woman of the cliffs! She was
loitering along tho dangerous cdM, and
apparently watching expectantly tho
isolated villa of whicTi she, Patty Wel
boin, was tho rightful mistress.
"It must ho sho tho very samo Norah
saw walking there with Rcggy this
morning!" gasped tho young wife. "Oh,
what can it mean?"
Sho kept her eyes upon the nguro till
it disappeared behind a jutting rock.
Then sue paced tho room, with a stormy
tumult in her soul, till word camo that
dinner was waiting.
Rallying her self-control, she" went
(down to it without completing her toi
let, a thing sho had not done before
since her marriage.
Her husband greeted her with his
customary kindness, but with an. in
creased abstraction, that took no note of
her own perturbed condition.
Tho meal, though an elaborate one,
was disposed of almost in silence, and
then Patty hurriedly sought once more
tho solitudo of her own room.
Hero sho again busied herself, but
vainly, with trying to put together tho
fragments of tho mysterious letter,
which she had brought away from tho
secret drawer, and finally sought her
couch, wearied and inconsolable.
After a night of broken slumbers and
distressing dreams, however,' sho awoko
atdaybreak, and again applied herself
to task. -l 1 1
To her astonished "delight she now
succeeded as if by magic, and read as
"Regivald Gascoyne, Doubtless you
are still hugging yourself over the thought
that you are nenceforth a free man free to
marry again, even while I, your wife, am
to remain a despised, branded wretch, an
outcast henceforth and alone.
"But do not flatter yourself that you are
rid of me forever, Reggy Gascoyne f
'Whlthersover you may go, thither -will I
follow and haunt you. 1 am the ghost of
your murdered first love, who shall not be
laid or exorcised until both of us are under
the sod.
"Should you ever marry again, I shall
sow'j-our patli and hers with dragons' teeth.
"You may seek new scenes and a new
Identity: you may even change your name,
in compliance with the conditions by which
you can inherit the rich Canadian estates
under your granduncle's will, and be known
hereafter as R ginald Welbom, in lieu of
Reginald Gascoyne; you nfay fly, with
limitless wealth for your wings, to the fur
thermost corners of the earth, but still will
I pursue and bunt you with the hate, the
vengeance, and the despair which you have
60 richly earned from
Fatty's cheeks had blanched as sho
read. Sho dropped tho fatal letter with
a stifled cry.
Tho mystery was explained.
She had married a divorced man a
man with another, though legally dis
carded, wife still living.
Her wholo woman's nature, with all
its backing of pious precept and Puri
tan breeding, revolted at tho discovery.
She felt that her husband had practiced
a deliberate and cowardly deception
upon her. Could sho over forgivo nim?
No, no; sho felt that she never could.
A step sounded in tho corridor.
It might be her husband's. She sprang
to the door, intending to wildly con
front him with tho womanly feelings ho
had outraged.
But it was only the step of tho aged
housekeeper, an old retainer in Mr.
Welborn s family, on her way down
stairs. Patty grasped tho old lady's arm.
"Mrs. Saunders!" sho cried, "what
was ray husband's name before he as
sumed tho ono he now bears?"
"Bless you, ma'am! And have you
been ignorant of it all this time?" was
the startled reply. "Ho was Mr. Regi
nald Gascoyne until old Mr. Welborn's
death, somo five years ago, when he
took the same surname and inherited all
tho Quebec and Montreal property."
Patty controlled herself oy a great ef
fort "Strangely enough, I I was not
aware of it before, sho stammered,
with a ghastly attempt at indifference.
"Pray request Mr. Welborn, if you seo
him, not to quit tho house without seeing
Hurrying back into her room, how
evor, sho had no sooner crossed tho
floor to tho open window than another
cry burst from her colorless lips.
There, in tho fresh morning light, far
away on the edge of tho cliffs, she saw
the same woman, and not alone. Her
husband Patty Welborn's husband,
was walking at the woman's side.
"Oh, I will confront them together!"
moaned tho jealousy-tormented wife,
wildly assuming her hat and shawl.
"Now or never! It must be that creature
that Marguerite! I will know whether
he belongs to heror mo!" ,
Out of tho room and jsut of tho houso
she rushed, making hcrsway directly
towards tho two figures through tho
timber belt dividing the housC-grounds
from the foot of tho cliffs. "-
But, on getting out of tho wood, she
perceived that tho figures had shifted
their position, and wero now on a pre
cipitous headland known as Mohasset
This sho could only reach by first de
scending through a gap to tlie water ,
case, ana men pursuing tno narro
shore-line to a flight of steps leading 1
the slue 01 tno iicauianu.
Tho way was not unattended by da
ger should the tide bo coming in. B
sho hesitated not nu instant, and kc
her jealous gazo fastened upon tho
pie on Mohasset Head till she made t
dip between the cliffs that shut th
from her view.
Sho reached the beach, whore the tl
was luckily at ebb. Thence sho cage
pushed along tho strip of sand, with t
salt water almost washing ner leet
ono side and tho sheer wall of rock
the other, and without noticing the :
tention she was exciting anion"- t
fishermen who were preparing tlid
boats for sea or mending their nets hi
anu mere.
Mohasset Head is a steer precinice
great height jutting far out into the se
When Patty had reached tho base si:
lausod, panting breathlessly, befo,
seeking tho foot of the steps sho had
solved to ascend.
one naa recovered her breath, ail
was just turning away when a piercii
scream a woman's scream direct
overhead riveted her to tho spot
Then a human bodv camo nlunrri
and bounding down the precipice, a:
ma xtaxt uut&nx lay crushed ana nv
gled at her feet.
1 It was the woman whom sho had seen
with her husband but a fow moments
1 Tho poor maimed creature was not
quite dead, but moaned piteously as she
was rai&ed.up by several fishermen, who
came hurrying to tho spot after witness
ing tho catastrophe.
"Speak, woman!" cried, Patty, sud--denly
starting out of her"momiiitary
stupor and glaring at the' face of the
suflerer with starting eyeball; ''are you
"Marguerite?;-' .
The woman made a faint affirmative
sign, and 'then expired."
Tatty never knew howshe ttede her
way back home. She-only remembered
a dream-like toiling over rocks and rats,
'combined, " FuIl a horrified "'sensation
that her husband must have pushed the
woman oVer the crag. i
Then, at last sho stood, in his pres
ence in the drawmg-uanvsliockinghia
aijd the assembled servants beyond ex
.ppasjpn by her awful palXir, her' Mart
ingeies,"and the stiprorrit gHsjtlincMr
of her entire aspaet and bearing.
"Oh, Rcggy, to think of you as a mur
derer as well as a deceiver!" sho at last
found voice to shriek. "Ha! There
there at tho foot of the cliff sho lies
Marguerite, your divorced wife bleed
ing, mangled, dead! Oh, how could
you do it?"
"In Heaven's name, Patty, what can
you mean?" cried her husband, spring
ing forward to support her tottering
form, and with his face depleting as
genuino horror as her own. "What do
you know of Marguerite? And dead,
say you? Impossible! I left her but
twenty minutes ago on the cliffl"
Patty gave a gasp of relief, and look
ed at him eagerly, almost hopefully.
"H you please, sir," said an old fisher
man, who had followed Mrs. Welborn
up from the beach, and then into the
house, hatftfohnnd, "mo and my mates
saw tho wholo thing from Gridiron
Point The lady's under a fearsoma
mistake, though it was a dreadful acci
dent for all that, or a suicide we
couldn't tell which."
"How!" cried Welborn. "Margue
rite fell over the cliff then?"
"Yes, sir; or at least tho lady did as
you was a-walkin' with on Mohasset a
little whilo ago. Arter me and my
mates saw you leave her to return to
tho house, wo kept obscrvin' of her purty
spry becauso of her actin' so odd ana
crazy-like. Then wo was surprised at
seein' Mrs. Welborn hurryin' down to
tho water through the gap in a very ex
cited way, whicn sort off drawed off our
attention from the other a bit Then,
soon arter Mrs. Wolborn reached the
bottom of the stone steps, one of my
mates gave a yell an' pointed to the
brow of Mohasset Nono of us could
tell exactly how it chanced whether
she jumped off or toppled over but
jest at that minute, zip! wo saw the
strango lady makin' grabs at the bushes
an' the air, an' then down she whopped
an' bumped tho hull three hundred feet,
bounding hero and there as sho hit the
jags, an'scroamin' terrible. Sho 'lighted
right at Mrs. Welborn's feet, an was
dead a mintito nrter."
Reginald Welborn gave a groan and
buried his face in his hands.
Patty only bore up long enough to be
assured that her husband, however err- .
ing, was anything but a murderer:
Then she swooned and was carried to
her room. An attack of brain-fever
followed, confining her to her bed for
several weeks.
Her husband was the soul of devotion
and tenderness during that period. He
scarcely quitted her bedside, was even
jealous of tho hired nurses, and at last,
one day, when sho was convalescent, he
took her hands in his, and made a clean
breast of tho secrets of his former mis
erable marriage. '
He told her liow tho unprincipled wo
man, from whom ho had been justly
divorced, had following him across the
sea, and so besieged him with black
mailing demands, both by letter and
interview, coupled by coarse threats of
exposing his past misery to Patty and
her friends, as to render his life a bur
den. Ho told her how, at his last interview
with her, she had boldly expressed her
determination to intnulo herself into his
houso and shame him in Patty's eyes,
but that she had in all probability al
tered her intention at the last moment.
and sought relief in self-destruction

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