The Arizona Sentinel from Yuma, Arizona on December 7, 1872 · Page 3
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Yuma, Arizona
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Saturday, December 7, 1872
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$t Slrtjnun leutiiul AKizoxA crrv, A. T. SATURDAY, DEC. TWISTS. Meteorological Record for November, iS'iil. 7 o'clock a. m 2 " p. m 70.8G 9 . p. m 59.;0 Daily average... Maximum Minimum ....00.47 Z72.18 ...40. 50 Average for day aud night .59.35 District Court Decisions. d'f. pouter judge presiding. Territory of Arizona vs. Win. Gertrude murder: defendant discharged. Territory vs. Oliver Seer assault; bail defaulted $500. Territory vs. Margeret Mayse assault; bail defaulted 500. T. J. Goodman vs. J. Grant No. 72; settled. A. Royse vs. L. A. Smith No. 73; judgment for plaintiff. Sheriff of Yuma County vs. I all Hanlon No. 74; settled. J. Goldwater vs. T. Ilaileck No. 82; settled. Ruth White vs. Geo. White-No. 82; divorce granted. T. Goodman vs. J. Grant No. S3; settled. Estate of Hob' t. Cavanaugh, deceased, .vs. W Forrest; dismissed. Thos. Hughes, Adms. Estate of Rob't. Cavanaugh, dee'd., vs. D. Neahr et als. No. 84; settled. Thos. Hughes, Receiver, etc., vs. II. E. Lindscy No. SO; judgment for plaintiff. H. Colquett vs. W. W. Jones-No. 88; settled upon payment of costs. Jose Xieklass vs. L. A. Smith appeal from justice Court;- judgment of Court below reversed,aud judgment for defendant. Territory vs. Wm. Pickings murder; indictment quashed. On second indictment-case continued. Territory vs. Wm. Sam murder; indictment quashed. On second indictment, defendant discharged. Territory vs. Geo. Wilson assault to kill; indictment quashed. On second indictment cise continued. Territory vs. John Markie obtaining money fraudulently; indictment quashed, and case dismissed. Territory vs. Wm. Stanley assault; indictment quashed, "and a nol prosequi entered. Territory vs. Colin perjury; continued till next term. Territory vs. -I. Lyons assault to kill; continued till next ter-n No. 98. Territory vs. J. Lyons assault to kill; continued till next term No. 100. In the matter of the appointment of guardian fori1. Manion restitution of property ordered. Chas. T. Hay den vs. Wm. Stans-field; judgment for plaintiff in $11,S80.'.j7, and costs. J as. Keilly vs. J. Grant; judgment in $1 12.25. Miguel Cnstenado vs. 0. Pen ass: judgment for plaintiff. fFrom our Extra of Monday. A CHAPTER OF MUItDERS! Murder of 31. McCartney, Again the bloody murderer has been at work. Aain are we called upon to chronicle one ot those diabolical crimes that blacken the human soul, the frequency of which, in our midst, is cause ior tne most serious amriu that of deliberate, cold-blooded, fiendish murder. On Saturday night, or very early on Sunday morning. Michael McCartney, better known by the familiar soubriquet of "Rawhide" was litter-allv chopped to death in his store on' Gila street, by some human devil whose name is yet unknown. A strange mystery hangs ovei this terrible deed, which time mav clear away. The facts, so far as we have been able to gather them, in the excited state of the public mind, are substantially as follows: Mr. McCartney, in his life-time, was odd and excentric, a kind of human enigma; solitary in his habits, and maintaining at all times a rigid isolation from the society of his fellows, he came to be absolutely exclusive in all the affairs of his life. But he was an honest man, a first-class buniness man, and one of Yuma County's most valuable citizens. There are spots on the bright sun, and there are some of the same kind on the most brilliant and perfect of human characters. This unfortunate man was in the hnhitof usinir the cun too freely !ai times, and while under the in fluence ot spirits, scarcely ever transacted any kind of business. At such times he frequently shut himself up in his store and had the time all to himself. Those who knew him best were not' surprised to see his place of business, closed for davs at a time. ; His absence for two days from his 'ooarding place excited tne curiosity of "certain gentlemen at" the Colorado Hotel, to know the reason of his absence. To that end i they repaired to the Store of Mr. i McCartnev and attempted to rouse him, supposing him to be -asleep. No sound came from within, and suspecting foul play, these gentlemen made an entrance by removing a log in the back part of the store, and after making a light;-one of those appalling sights that freeze the blood and send a shudder like an ague chill through the soul, greetedlheir vision. Lying on the counter, with the head resting upon somfe bolts of calico, besmeered and surrounded with a pool of blood, lay the dead body of Mr. McCartney, in a horribly mutilated condition. The murder was done with an axe, judg ing from tne cnaracter 01 me on the left he blade of the murderous instrument must have been hurried in this poor man's head in its full length. There were no indications of a struggle, on the contrary the body appeared to occupy that kind of possition that one in sleep would naturally assume. He was murdered in his sleep, aud no doubt went out of this world unconscious of the mode and cause lof his exit. Several arrests have i been made, and it is hoped the 1 real guilty parly or parties may . be brought to condign 'punish- wound in the temple side of tho head. Tl ment. The object of the murderer wa3 plunder, and it is some satisfaction to know that the secrets of the safe-lock baffied the bloody robber. Mr. McCartney was understood to have constantly on hand a largo sum of money, and the fiend who killed him supposed that the possession of the safe key was all he wanted to help himseli to the contents of the iron box. But the plan didn't work, and the accursed criminal had nothing for his bloody work but the few dollars that he found in the till. Corones Carr held an inquest on Hip hndv. and the verdict ot the I jury was that "deceased came to his death at tne nana oi some person or persons to them unknown." liATEK. Sever other parties were arrested on Monday, as witnesses, etc. Two of the narties arrested (by special request, we withhold the names ot parties aecusecg nau an examination before Justice Kelley last Wednesday, and were remanded to the custody of the Sheriff, to be held over for the action of the next Grand Jury, on a charge of murder. Of all those arrested, but four are held in custody twTo for committing the crime and two held in default of bonds as witnesses. On Monday, at 1 o'clock p. m., Ar AlX'jirtnev was buried by the ; Catholic Church, of which he was ! a member, and was followed to his I last resting place by a large concourse of citizens. Murder at ASsodones Station! I Last Tuesday, a Mexican, a de puty of Quirino Garcia, a custom House Commissioner from Mexico,- who was stationed at Algodo-nes, about 12 miles from this city, for the purpose of collecting taxes on goods going into Mexico, was killed by a party of S Mexicans coming from California and going into Sonora. It seems that this Deputy Collector demanded tell from this party for crossing the line, which they refused to pay, whereupon a difficulty arose, and the result was as stated above. After killing this man, they threw him into the river. When Sefior Quirino heard of this, he made compla'nt to the commanding officer of Fort Yuma Capt. Mac-Gowan. The Captain could only promise him protection for the future, but in this case he could not take it upon himself to pursue the murderers into Mexico. Tvro Murders at AdaiaisviiJe! At-Adamsville, in the county of Pima, two murders were committed in as many days. On the ;10th ult., Col. Kennedy and John Rogers, who had . been on bad terms for some time, met at Adamsvllle, and after a few words retired to the corner of a corral, there to talk the matter of their enmity over, when pistol shots were subsequently heard from that direction. Upon examination. it was found that Col.Kenne-dv had been killed by Rogers, who animation was acquitted. The next day, Dec. 1st. just before the funeral of Col. Kennedy, Robert Swope made the remark that he had heard that some one had said he should not attend the funeral of his dead friend, and wanted to know who that man was, when one J. Willis walked up to him, and said, "are you looking for any. one?" and with that pulled out his pistol and shot him dead. The murderer was put under arrest. It is often asked how it is that H. E. Baker sell so cheap. Our answer is that Mr. Baker purchases goods on time and sells for . ..jisii. Xnw York morchauts get the time and Baker gets the cash. llardyville Destroyed toy Fire. From Capt. A. D. Johnson, who arrived from Mohave last week, we learn that the entire town of Hardyville, with the exception of a single house, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 18th ult. The fire originated from a stove-pipe which passed through, the roof of the house. It seems the morning was pretty cool, and the crowd in the saloon from which the fire started kept fitlins-the stove with old dry-goods boxes, until the pipe was red hot for some distance above the stove, when the fire caught in the tully in the roof. Sam Todd is the greatest loser in the conflagration, but we understand he is now in Sah Francisco purchasing a new stock of goods. Large lot of plush hats at H. E. Baker's. Personal. C. E. Dean, formerly with Moore it Carr, is now, paymaster on J. G. Capron's stage line, vice John Boyd, resigned. Mr, Dean was in town during tho forepart of the week attending to the business of his employe. Our friend John Boyd, we are pleased toleartM'is now in tho employ of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. Wm. P. Miller, Esq., of Castle Dome, returned last Tuesday evening from a prolonged tour of the Eastern States. He looks remarkable Avell. Joe. Goldwater, of the firm of J. Goldwater & BroM Ehreuberg, has been in town for the past week. Although this gentleman looks very well in health, siill he yet complains of the wound he received some two months ago at the hands of the murderous Apaches. Attorney-General J. E. McCaf-fry loft for his home, in Tucson, by last Thursday's stage. Mexican Doings. A report reached town yesterday to the effect that about forty Mexicans had taken possession of the property of J. L. Smith, better known as Hualapai Smith, who lives on the Mexican side of the line, about 20 miles from this city. We could hear no further particulars. . r- Biack beaver suits at H. E. Baker's. Fo L'K- Ho ns b Coaches. Th e first of the four-horse coaches of J. G. Ciipron's lino of stages between thiscitv and San Diego, will start from this place next Monday, and from San Diego to-morrow. .5800,000 U. S. Government funds arrived safoly at Tucson on Nov. 10, having been escorted by Company D 12th Infantry, commanded bv Brevet Capt. J. L. Yiven.

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