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No. 138.
Retiring from the Dry Goods Business in Tomb
stone, the entire stock, which is complete in every
department, will be
Away below cost. This is no humbug, but a bona fide
sale, as our prices will show.
Treasurer s
I will redeem all "Warrants
drawn on the County General
Fund from Nos. 1590 to 1947,
Loth inclusive, if presented
, within ten days.
Comity Treasurer.
Tombstone, Dec. 20, 1885.
Notice is hereby given that
I have this day purchased all
the rifflit, 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.-
L Iota on thft nrfacu of tho Mountain Maid mm.
lair rUlra la Tombstone, and who have n t hero
to tore obtained tho mining tltlf, are hereby re
quested to call npon my attorney, Qco. U. llerrr,
at hltofflco In Tombctonc. and males Hrraiizi
menu to obtain the name If thoy with to avoid
litigation. FOHDIOE ROl'Elt.
Tembstone Jan, 12.1885.
Stockholders Meeting.
The rEular annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Santa Ana. Han Jnau navtlata and Bron
7.011 mining companies, all of tho Territory of
Ariz mi, f.,r tho election of oilers nd directors
for the emulu year, will ho held at tho ofHceof
the ald companion, In Tombttone, A. T., on
Hoaday, January 1)1, 1886.
, A. J. irNE1E, Secrotary.
Tombstone, A. T., Dec. S9, 1985. 22dy
Begins art tlxo
January 4th, 1886
To tho Occupants of tots on tlie "Way
Vp" Jllnlnc Claim Hut-face.
I have heretofore notified you that I
own three-fifths of the surface ground of
the Way Up mine. I now notify 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, i88o, 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 indenlified
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 indemnified 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 Reilly.
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 news depot.
A barrel of .fresh sauerkraut just re
ceived at the Los Angeles Fruit Store,
Filth street.
For lteut.
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.
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i,rtt i. i
For the best lager beer in Arizona, go
to the Oriental.
The finest brandy in Arizona at the
Oriental. t
This year's sugar-cured hama 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 uuts, this year's crop, jua
received at Ynple's enndy factory. tf
m m
Two sets of composition billiard balls
for sale, at a bargain, at thi "Elite."
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The best stock of embroi lery will be
seen at Summe field
Louisiana molasses at (.25 per gallon
also a fine assortment of Louisiana
sugar, just received at To 5 Hoefler's.
On account of want of space I will sell
toys, games and dolls at cost. Sol Is
rael. i '
Job Seamans & Son announce to their
many patrons that t'.iey have in stock
the most elegant and artistic display of
diamonds and Christmas presents, etc.,
etc., that has ever bcrn offered to the
citizens of Tombstone. They desire
further to inform the public that their
reputat on 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," but on
the contrary, they give a "fee simple'
to every article sold by them. A No. 1
goods, genuine articles and small profits
for cash is their motto. t
The soil and climate of Tombstone
are well adapted to the culture of many
kinds of fruits and flowers. Mr. William
Branche, whose nursery is on Fulton
street, near Second, has just received a
choice assortment, 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. Howe is a
teacher of many years' experience. Ap-
ply at residence on Ficth'street, between
Third and Fourth.
Two Extracts from the New Volume of the
English Poet-Laureate.
Tho Now York Independent has received by
cablo two extracts from Tennyson's new vol
ume. The first, which is roputod ono of tho
best of tho short poems, Is as follows :
Onco more tho hcaronly power, makes all
things new,
And domes tho red-plowed hills with loving
Tho blackbirds havo their wills tho throstles,
Opens a door In Heaven. From skies of glass
A Jacob's ladder falls on greening grass;
And o'er tho mountain walls young angels
Before them fleets the shower and bursts tho
And sbiuo tho lovel lands and flash the floods.
The stars are from their hands flung through
tho woods.
The woods with living airs, how softly fanned!
Light airs from where tho deep, all down tho
iVbreathlng his sleep, heard by the land.
O, follow leaping blood, the season's lure;
O heart, look down-or up, serene, secure.
Warm as the crocus bud like snowdrops pure.
Past, future, glimpse and fade through some
'A gleam from yonder valo some far blue fell;
',Anl sympathies how frail In sound and smell.
'Till at thy chuckled note, thou twinkling bird,
'i no iairy iancics rango ana ugnriy siirrea.
Ring, little bells of change, from word to word.
For nowtho Heavenly powers mako all things
And thaws the cold and fills tho flower with
The blackbirds havo their wills the poets, too.
Tho second extract Is from the poem on Tf
rcslas, who gives its namo to tho volume Tl
rcslas, while wandering In tho forest, happen
ed to sco Minerva bathing, and was punished
by the angry goddess with loss of his sight.
Tbo life of seven generations was accorded
him, and his gift of prophecy, llko Cassandra's,
was so cursed that no ono might bellevo him.
Tlroalas speaks:
Thent In my wanderings, nil tho lands that lie
Subjected to tho Heliconian ridge
Havo heard this footstep fall, although my
Was more to scalo tho highest of the holghts.
With some strnngo hopo to see the nearer God.
Ono naked peak, tho sister of the sun,
Would climb from out tho dark and linger
To silver all tho valleys with her shafts.
There once, but long ago, five times thy term
Of years. I lay. The woods were dead for
The noonday crag mado tho land burn and sick
For shadow; not ono bush was near. I rose,
Following a torrent till Its myriad falls
Found sllcnco In the hollows underneath.
There ly a secret olive glade I saw
Pallas Athene climbing from the bath
I n anger. Yet one glittering foot disturbed
Tho lucid well. Ono snowy knee was pressed
Against the margin flowers. A dreadful light
Came from her golden hair, her golden helm,
And nil her golden armor on tho grass,
And from her virgin breast and virgin eyes.
Remaining fixed on mine till mlno grew dark
Forever; and I hoard a voioo that said;
"Henceforth bo blind, for thou hast seen too
And , speak tho truth that no man may be
lieve." Ho Got Ills Case.
A gooirVtoryn told of a -celebrated
lawyer vf Massachusetts. Ho had a
client who had patented a process for
presejying meats', and another party
living outsido tho state had commenced
suit tor infringement All the courts
had decided against tho lawyer except
tho supremo court of tho United States,
and before tho caso reached that court
the lawyer was searching to find somo
body who had used tho process before,
and after much time and money had
been spent in traveling around the coun
try thoy found a man in Philadelphia
who, it was said, had n process of simi
lar nature. Tho attorney was not long
in reaching that city and finding hig
man, who proved to bo an undertaker
and a German. Tho interview took
Elace just after tho German had had
is dinner. Ho was asked if ho pre
served tho bodies in his business, and
making a favorable reply, was asked
what ho used and how ho applied it
The sexton slowly described the articles
from which tho preserving material was
mado and carefully explained its appli
cation. Tho lawyer was delighted, but
did not dare to show it, for ho knew he
had found the very thing for which he
had been searching for years. Ho
asked of tho undertaker tho privilege of
witnessing tho operation, but was told
that strangers never came there.
The lawyer determined to see tho
thing through, if ho possibly could. The
undertaker said that he did not want
anybody loafing around at such a time.
This gave tho undertaker an opportu
nity to offer his services as "helper,"
whereupon tho man of bodies said if ho
wanted to "help around," when ho was
doing tho job, ho could come. This was
more than satisfactory, and the lawyer
made arrangements with tho under
taker to sendword to his hotel when he
bad-a subject. Back to tho hotel tho
man of law went, and quickly got to
gether somo old clothing, for ho expect
ed ho would bo called at any moment
Early tho noxt morning the messago
came, and tho searcher after knowlcdgo
repaired to tho place of tho dead. Tho
body was placed in position, and tho
attornoy, acting tho'part -of tho "boy,"
brought water and sponges, and with
his own hands mixed tho chemicals, at
the direction of tho undertaker, and ap
plied them to tho body. Tho body was
very hot and he watched the body until
it was ready to bo dropped into tho
grave, when ho was ready to leave tho
old tindi-rtaker and givo him a chance
to hire another boy.
When tho caso was called in tho su
premo court, it was but 11 short timo
after his experience at tho undertaker's
in Philadelphia, and when ho argued
his caso he showed a wonderful famili
arity with tho subject, and as it was
shown conclusively that tho process had
been in use years before tho plaintiff
had secured his patent tho lawyer got
his caso. It was somo years before tho
facts camo out, and it is a question now
if the other sido in tho caso has found
out how its opponent gotposted on pre
serving bodies. Boston Herald.
In first-class passenger carriages on
English lines they put pans of hot water
in tho compartments to keep the pas
sengers warm. Stoves are no used.
now he Heaps a Golden Harvest In New
York City.
"Parlez-vous Francois, monsieur, s'i7
vous plait?" asked a figure that stepped
out from tho shadow of a tree into tho
middle of one of h4-walks in Madison
square tho other evening. Tho reporter
said ho did, a very little, and then look
ed inquiringly nt his questioner.
Tho latter touched his battered cap in
true military stylo, and then thanked all
tbo saints in tho calendar that ho had
fouml somo one in this forlorn country
who could understand him. Ho was a
soldier, a veteran of Magenta and Sol
ferino, of Sedau and Mctz. As ho said
this he straightened his lean figure,
twirled the long mustache under his
aquiline nose, and drew tho stiffly-waxed
imperial through his fingers. x
"But"now,"saicrhe striking his 'breast',
over which tho shabby frock-coat was
buttoned tightly up under tho chin,
"now, I am starving without a sou!
Would monsieur bo merciful enough to
help an unfortunate one who had been
vainly looking for work over since ho
camo over from Paris, five weeks ago?"
Tho1 reporter gavo him a quarter. Tho
ex-soldier of Solforino saluted and march
ed down tho path away from tho electric
Ten minutes later tho reporter 'was
crossing the square again. As ho stop
ped in the shadow of a tree to light a
cigar ho saw tho figure of the veteran
como up a narrow path and stop in front
of a lady and gentleman who were ap
proaching. Tlie same question which
had been asked before was again asked,
this timo with a bow in honor of the
lady. The gentleman evidently answer
ed In tho affirmative, for tho veteran
launched forth in an impassioned np-
Eeal in French for a little money to keep
ini from starving. The gentleman put
his hand into his pocket, then into the
veteran's hand, and then passed on with
his companion.
Hardly had they turned tho corner of
tho path when a young man in a bob
tailed overcoat and very high collar
with the ends turned over loomed up.
Tho veteran met him as he had the
others. Tho young man in answer to
tho question, "Parlez-vous Francois,
monsieur?" stammered out an incoher
ent answer, whereat tho veteran said in
English that he was "very hungry," and
then began to recito in French his piti
able condition. The young man listen
ed as if ho understood it all, and then
giving him a half-dollar walked on with
a self-satisfied smilo on his smooth
"See here," said the reporter stepping
out of the shadow, "if you'll tell me now
long you havo been playing this game,
anefhow you do it, I'll give you half a
The veteran scowled, but as tho half
dollar glittered in his questioner's hand
ho hesitated a moment and then
"Of course you aren't a Frenchman?"
said the, reporter.
"Oh, yes, surely, monsieur," said tho
beggar, earnestly; "but I am not exactly
a veteran. I was a regimental cook
once, but I havo lived in America for
five years. Business was dull last sum
mer and I bethought myself how to
mako money. At last I hail a little idex
Said I to myself, everybody admires be
ing thought to speak French, and if I
can make myself a flatterer to their van
ity thoy will pay for it So I camo out
one night and began, just as I asked
you to-night, 'Parlez-vous Francais,
monsieur, sHlvous plait f It is certainly
not every gentleman J meet who will
stop, but the great number do. If they
are with ladies they aro moro sure to
stop a minute and let mo toll them my
story, for in that way thoy mako an im
pression on tho fair one witii them.
Many a ono does not understand the
language, and so ho hesitates. Then I
say in English that I am hungry, and
then I go on in. French. They know
then that I am asking for money, and
they listen and pretend to understand.
They almost all give mo money, but tho
most liberal aro tho pshutlreuitx, or
dudes, as you oall them, like (ho ono
with tho cano' and tho overcoat that just
went past But, voila, it is a fair ex
change. They think they impose on mo
by pretending to understand me, nnd I
make them pay for thinking so. Merci,
monsietir; bon nuil." And with another
salute ho pocketed tho silver and march
ed down tho path toward Broadway,
where among the hundreds of theatre
goers ho resumed the carryingout of his
little linguistic idea. N. 1". Sun.
i. 1 -s
A Clever Cheat.
Henry Keys, who left the Pioneer
Park, Oakland, Cal., recently, played a
trick bv which he realized $65 for forty
gauons 01 water, wisning 10 sou one,
he "doctored" a barrel so as to dispose
of it as full of pure whisky. He ar
ranged in the barrel a piece of hoso
two feot long, with one end hermetically
sealed. He then filled the hose wilh'a
quart of the finest whisky old, oily and
rich. He then fastened the unsealed
end to the faucet on the inside, headed
up tho barrel and filled it with water.
Ready was he for a purchaser for "forty
gallons of rare old whisky," and Max
Marcuse proved a willing customer.
Marcuse sampled the liquor drawn from
the hose, pronounced It good and bought
tho barrol for $65. After drawing a
few drinks the supply in the hoso gave
out, and trn examination showed the
deception. In tho meantimo Keys had
left the town, and he has not been heard
from. Two warrants await him one
for obtaining money under false pre
tenses, and the other for disposing of
fixtures in the Pioneer Park which are
said to belong to the estate of Michael
Reese. Max Marcuse is figuring how
much -to charge profit and loss in lib
ledger for tho purchase of ono barrel,
two feet of hose, ono quart of whisky
I nd forty gallons of water.
Mountaineers and Turkeys.
fiie mode of hunting wild turkeys,
adopted by tho Blue Mountain hunters
of Tennessee, is to "corn" a suitable
part of the woods frequented by the
birds generally in old clearings.
Corning is simply the scattering of corn
upon the ground and making cboic
feeding places, that the turkoys, which
fly in nocks, are not long in discovering
When a hunter discovers tho presence
of a flock in his "field" he corns it, and
generally feels certain that in time he
will havo every ono of tho turkey
baggod. When the clearing is scattered
with tho corn, the hunter takes a posi
tion in it from which lie has a view of
tho feeding-place, but where he cannot
bo seen by the birds. The turkeys drop
into the clearing with-a grvaf flatter
and much cobbling by the males." Th
hunter pleta out the blrtP he" withes to
secure cntho ground,' and another)'
which he will shoor wienjhey rise. -He
shoots the one on the ground and the
other in the air. Large shot are used,
and heavy charges of powder, as the
feathers of the game are very close and
tho skin tough. A skilful hunter rarely
fails to bring down his two birds, but a
novice usually sees both birds take
wing without auy apparent damages
from his charges. It is almost useless
to try to get a shot at a flock of turkeys
by flushing them, as their hearing and
sight aro extremely acute, and a flock
always gets up and removes itself front
harm's way long before the hunter Is
within gunshot
But while so wily in that respect, they
lack all semblance of shrewdness in
visiting tho '-corned" places. No mat
ter how largo a flock Is, it will continue
being reduced in number by regularly
visiting the place in the morning where
It was shot at the evening before, and
In the evening after having been shot in
to in tho morning. This is kept up un
til only one bird comes to feed where
all of .its companions were killed.
Sometimes, when a pair of turkeys re
main, the two will join another fiook,
and accompany it to the feeding place
it has selected.
There aro many pot-hunters among
the Blue Mountain people who trap
snare, and net the turkeys, and the la
gitimate sportsmen destroy score oJ
their trapj and nets every seiwJoa,
Hawks ana" foxes dostroy many turkeys
The hawss aro of immense size, some
that havo been killed measuring six fee
from tip to tip. Wild turkeys weigh
from eight to twenty pounds,. and largo
numbers are sent from the Bine Moun
tain region to New" York and Philadel
phia markets. Sportsmen from th
cities visit tho region every reason, and
spend weeks at tho cabins of the local
hunters who sorre as guides to til
aim T
One bundled and twenty-three years
ago in the year just before the first ob
served transit of Venus there was a
looking-glass maker in Yedo, who was
mado happy by the information, "It's a
boy." Neighbors and friends rushed in
to congratulate Mrs. Middle-island, tho
happy mother, whose son, North-house
(Hokusai) was to become the most fa
mous artist in Japan.
As tho boy grew up ho was fond of
drawing, ana always had a pencil or
brush-pen in his hand. He mado pic
tures of babies. on their mother's backs,
of chubby children playing, of the own
erless wolfish dogs and bob-tailed cats
of Yedo. Nearly all the Japanese art
ists before North-house, had painted
only lords and ladies of tho court, no
bles' costumes and gorgeous silk
dresses, and gold-lacquered vases and
palanquins belonging to tho Mikado.
Many of their subjects were Chinese,
but silken curtains and red temples and
pagodas, with abundance of gold clouds
in tho picturo to cover up tho plain or
common parts, were what ono saw on
most famous works of art
But Hokusai was a man of the people.
Ho cared next to nothing about Chinese
heroes, or high lords of tho court, ex
cept to make fun of them, and so he
struck out in a new line. Ho pictured
farmers and mechanics, thatched cot
tages and shops and markets, pack
horses and street dogs, and everything
In humble life. Ho especially entered
into tho juvenile world, which is only
as high as a yard-stick, and while his
brother artists soared into the mount
ains and clouds Hokusai kept on the
ground, with tho result that even the
babies understood his drawings, and
dyers bought his books for their pat
terns. To study somo of the dainty
pictures dyed into a daimio (Japanese
lord) lady's skirt, or to'read a Japanese
fairy tale on a bride's robe, is often to
recognize Hokusai's pictures reproduced
in color.
Hokusai opened a studio in Yedo in
1810, and labored steadily with the
brush until 1849 about five years be
fore Commodore Perry entered tho Bay
of Yedo. His chief books of pictures
aro his mangua, or albums of sketches.
Occasionally ho made journeys, and the
fruits of his travel were his "Hundred
Views of Fuji-Yama,' besides many
pictures of natural scenery. His draw
ings aro moro simplo and less finished
tfaan ours, but aro much clearer than
Choso of most Jananeso draughtsmen,
so that, of them all, Hokusai is best un
derstood by foreigners.
Hokusai is dead, but thousands ot
Japanese still chucklo over his carica
tures; and In American metal-work, sil
verware, wall-paper, silk, embroidery,
nd a hundred forms of decorative art,
the strokes of his pencil aro visible, with
a character all their own. "A Japantu
Funny Artist," by William Elliot Grif
fs, m St. Nicholas for March.
Eighteen karat gold is worth about
$16 an ounce. Tho last importations
of cocaine cost $3 a gramme or $224
an ounce. An apothecary's pound of
this substance would, therefore, cost
over $3,600.
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