El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on August 20, 1911 · 20
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El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas · 20

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TWENTY EL PASO MORNING TIMES- -O- S UN DAY, AUGUST 20, 1911. H. i sun w"Bo A Monwr Im-idcnt of Kl l'n In Dlmiioiid Jiit'" Ikwli Cabbaged the t'oln While, tho Owners of (lie Itonaiun Were Permitted to lAmk on. AL written for the times hy l. ii. dams, one of the "li ky three." i jn It had been a long ant lonely day, rji the autumn of 187, one of those ol- ...... ... .1 .U.. ............ k... j, rUT. Willie ill ill, ' " vi.ivv. v.ver the Firm National bank of Kl 1 ...... ...-..If .Ill.D 1U..ut Cal 1 UUW?IHIl lll.Tf-t:i itaiiniB ... OUri (H'C'.lsiniiH. linjmuiniiy uwmuiitt , possible clU-nt. This wan iny first v,far in practice in the town, and I ound it Irksome and tiresome to set-le down to office life. For mine had --.heretofore lieen an active life drug- 1.- ... in,..- 1uufO-A r.f IhA l.i-u.l. unit MM l H IH II pill's Mill I in - J. I J n. rrhat law ofllee had been crowded (ally while 1 was holdiriK court the "V'Vo preceding yearn, and the change to lAdv his quiet life was almost Intolerable. fy maiden experience in mining In dexiro a couple of yearn prior there- o had proved financially disastrous, ' nrt IiiRt n VMr Inform ftft.'F n uhtrl. I'T vind campaign for the office of coun ty Judge. In which Millard l'atternon ef)d "Zach" Chandler were my opponent, reuniting In the latter' election, ilthough 1 carried the city, had caused to make a solemn vow never to TMfngHge in politics nor mining again. had firmly determined to follow my Tihodcn profession and stick to my I id leek. So far 1 had no reaHon to regret Thft, an 1 wax getting as much business Ietiat any young lawyer could reasonably fimxpect. Still, from my window I K,.,',; 'ou Id s'p ,n" sharp outllnea of the -luriiHtant mountuttiH back of old 1'axo K. del Ndrte, reminding me of those liolrvnn ilnvs when I led the free, out- r 41oor life of the "honest" miner, and li .11. hey seemed to beckon me to come jack again. Hut I eald to myself. F. ir never more; never more." tuc "Uliimoiiil Joe" llemh. if x During this revery 1 heard some one fc- Itecendlng the stairs beneath and was ;hrill'-d with expectancy aa my door ipened; for 1 had a client, surely, I ..nought. Meanwhile, having grabbed i pen and begun writing furiously to Mnake appearances of being extremely liii.'i Hisy. 1 found time to look up anil rect my new visitor, Joe II. Beach, Ahdm I hud nut won for Mriine vpurn .M. There wan a look of animation and i radiant smile on his fare, followed ;,i'jy a severe and mysterious expression, .-Las he remarked that he had Just come 7000 nto town and had been looking every-Wiiuhern for tue. "If you have an hour's " lime 1 have norm-thing of gn at im- "jiortancc to tell you," snld h ... wlh you wouldlock the d' he, "and I oor no no ,me can overhear me." Hotnewhat !., jurprinen. i compneu, ana ne conitn-i.i H.aed his talk. 'txi Joe was a man below medium - -helirht. nearly tit) veara old. bin luilr 6ALwan alightly thinned on lop, and he "wore a long beard. Hl most run- dr.ti'iliiim fueiul I u n rttiiu rli n u'ern u n nn- ! twu.ueually prominent and long none pro- ef itrudlng trom a thin hatchet-nhaped OOCfaec. illn ferret-like blue eyes were -closely ar t against hin none, and nhailed WHby long IniHhy eyebrowa. Illn hands I "J'ere comparatively small and shapely, 0&nd on one finger was a ring set with a luiKe Mini,-. in wore I urouroy STcrlothes and high bootK In which his turn pants were tucked. He wan a man epii'of some education, and wrote and I'-a'lalked unuaually good KriKllah. 1 had -nnly known him In the flrxt year of my coming to Kl i'aao as the flrt good caterer, In hln reataurant In th WHold building on the lte of the nreaent Hhf Idon hotel. rrr There wan somehow an ulr of mys-Y; iery about the man that waa fasclnat-''"''Ing, and as 1 came to think afterward, "a ellght touch of Insanity. Juat enough , .lf,to remind one of the old maxim that .-''ail geniuses are more or leas insane." When his keen little eyes were fixed oii one he felt a certain hypnotic spell WACome over him, and thin feeling was jn i' heightened after one learned that he W had formerly lived amotig the ancient """mystics of the Himalaya mountains of '"'lndia. For Joe had lived In nearly :r-"tvery part of the globe. lie was a native of Kentucky. Hupposlng he bad pome Important yyAlrgal business, I told him to proceed. "You may not know " said he, "that wan a 'forty-niner' In California, and wan one of the lucky miners on the WAComstock and made a fortune In Aus-''" "tralla In the gold diggings. I found "'ne of the largest gold nuggets ever By found there in the latter place, and in ,(4honor of it I was called 'IMumond ,, ;Joe.' I have been out In the moun- tslns of eastern Kl l'aso county for the past year, working to pay expense j.whlle 1 prospected over the country, WAnd have made the discovery of one , IH of the richest sliver district 1 have i iiii ever seen In the world. I don't bar si tVlrglnla City nor I.eudville, nor the po'iniivcr districts of Mexico and South J1."" America. It Is In a series of low red "'' lillls. not far from the railroad, and near living water, and the country is Ideal in every respect, and no one wknowe of Its rlrhes but me; for they SAIsre all cattlemen down there. I tell ''""you that I have found a mountain of J" ore, rich In chlorides and bromides of ,,1,'jiiilver. and it's simply a quarrying M proposition. The hills are just like , i. those of Nevada in appearance, but r- ten time richer in the white metal. I have come to you an an old friend, cne whom 1 feel I can trust, and want w a J our assistance to start work going i Bfid win take you In hh an equal part- i.m. ner, and will make you a nitlltimair but In lees than a year if you g In with l"'me and stay by me." ""' In reply I told him my regular hard-luck story and of my firm resolve never to have anything more to do with mlnen again, and that besides "I had no ni'-ans to go In with him. atal Fixing his hypnotic eyes on me, he l" ' Informed me tliat he did not want por but one hundred dollars, and If 1 would get some one to furnish tho sum he would divide the proposition r" equally, giving me one-third and ',B would do all the work himself. He handed me a sample of rich looking copper glance on-, saying, "Have it assayed and if it don't run rich. I will i eat it." Cos "Ion't hesitate, for It Is the critical : time of your life, and in a short time you Can quit this measly little office and drudgery and be a millionaire. If you fail to join me you will regret It to your dying day." He had hypnotized me, and T prom-P. Ised to have the assay made and give him my reply the next day. He left, f and the office seemed a prison to me. i Itushlng to HolhrAok Foucar's an- say office I left the sample.. At noon next day I got the result. The ore Ce, assayed 2.000 ounees in silver per ton! I remembered that Joe had said be had a mountain of the Fame or. I had not slept soundly the night be. rrr tort, a his strange story haunted me. Now my excitement knew no bounds. Anxiously I waited his return at the , . . . . i appoimea nour. ne came promptly I on time, and I promised to try to In-terest the third party with the capital he desired. . Him I Kalxfd tlw C,mb Stake. THdn't I tell you the ore wan rich?" exclaimed Joe when I showed him the Which Judge Iavl, ltv Xlcol and assay certificate. Knthused over the results, 1 promised to find a capitalist to put up the desired stake that afternoon, so he could outfit and start for the diggings that night. 1 though- any one would Jump at the cnanco. Heelng mv old friend. Colonel (1. II Hlephenson at the soda fountalX Albers & Nlcol s drug store, now uoo Ward's place. I offered it to him, knowing he wan operating the HonanK mine in the gtiltinans, which was also In that section 'of this county. Ha seemed impressed and promised to meet me at 10 o'clock the following; morning and give me his answer, ur I'eter Nlcol, being at the fountain had overheard my story, and when thei colonel had left, remarked with excitement: "If he don't want to go In with you, I will, and your money la ready. I replied, "All right." At the appointed time next morning I met Col onel Stevenson at the same soda loun tain, and he declined to go In, saying; he had no faith In the district I mentioned, having heard nothing favorable about it. Nlcol was overjoyed whim I told him tho result. We went at once to my office and met Joe Heach iwpfttlcntly waiting. 1 asked him to repeat thj; story, and Nlcol then agreed to outfit him that afternoon, wnen we met for that purpose Nlcol brought a stranger named Walter Kinder, saying he waa a friend and a mining expert from Colorado, and that after talking with him about It, he had con cluded to have Kinder go down flrat with Joe and report to him on tne value of the discovery. This was an aggravating stunner, and I feared that Joe would fly to pieces over any one daring to doubt his word and Judgment, Hut to my surprise, Joe willingly agreed to it, remarking: "I haven't told you the half." A Critical Mohk-iiL The two left that night over the Texan I'uclflc for Carrlzo (now Allamorej station, the nearest point to the place. I requested Kinder, whether he liked the mine or not, to sample the vein In a certain way and blind me samples and notes thereon to make a sample of each individual streak and a general one of the entire vein between walln. 'XM days later Nlcol and Kinder came to my office, unaccompanied by Joe, who had come back but whom I had not seen yet. Kinder turned the whole thing down, saying all he saw wan a shallow trench eight feet long, about fgur feet deep and three feet wide on the slope of a small limestone, hill, and that there was absolutely nothing looking like mineral In it, and therefore he advised his friend Nlcol to keep out of IL There was no trace of copper glance, he saJd, much less silver 'in the hl!J, The shock nearly knocked me out of the hypnotic state I waa still in. but not entirely. "Did you bring mo the requested samples and description?" I asked. He replied af firmatively, and handed them to me sacked and noted, remarking: "I don't think they are worth spending the price of an assay on," and then left with Nlcol. llefore seeing Joe and scolding him I determined to have the assays made. anyhow, as a last desperate alterna tive. When I got the assays that evening I was re-enthused again, for the assays ran all the way from seventy-five ounces up to 200 ounces silver, the highest, strange to say, being the general average clear across the face of the trench, and that it all aggregated not less than four feet In thp-kf ness. Kinder had said that three mTn claimed to own the ground by right of discovery, and asked $5 000 for the property, but this did not discourage me now. I took the certificate to the drug store and w hen I show ed It, Kinder said: "That assay astonishes me. If that is correct, I will take back all I said, as there is plenty of the stuff; but In all my milling experience I never saw any such looking ore. Mr. Nlcol, you had better go ahead, for you have a good thing." Then we hunted the town to find Joe, told him everything wan an he had salil. "Iildn't I tell you so?" ho cooly replied. That night Nlcol, Joe and I took train for the mine", untied with forms of bond and option and location notices. A fiVe mile walk next morning btjought us to the tent of the claimants of the property, lamer, Queen and Joe Andsrle. Osmer was an exposl-maater from some little town In east Texas; Queen was a hulfbreed Cherokee, tall and taciturn; and Anrterle was an old prospector who ftsd hung around that section several yearn. The Cherokee claimed to be the discoverer. We parleyed a long time with them to get the price reduced, but they were stubborn. The best we could do was to get them to give us an option for six months and a lease to work meanwhile on a royalty on smelter returns of 5 per cent, the royalties to be paid an noon as each return on shipments were made. They signed the contract. BARGAINS Pianos From $95 TO $185 Dunn's Music Store 406 SAN ANTONIO ST. We had not yet seen the property. Xhen we walked another mile furthsr ann saw it. j ney nau not even m cated It. by location notice nor monu ment. Ho I helped them to do o, as otherwise our option would be value less. I must confess that the property dldnlt look very promising to me when 1 first saw It. Joe and the owners did a great deal of quiet talk among them-elves, I learned afterward that there was a secret agreement between them that Joe was to have a tig commission if he got them a buyer; and afterwards, long after we quit mining, Joe admitted to me that the rich copper glance sample that assayed 2 000 ounces silver, really came from the Hazel mine. "Why did you deceive me, Joe?" I asked. To which he replied, with a smile: "I knew you were Kkeptlcal, and wanted to enthuse you right. Hut U turned out all right, anyhow, didn't it?" hum-ho I'nnxo Mine. Osmer choae the name for the new location, calling it Sanoho l'anzo, and they had another parallel claim, which he called lm QuIJote. The lHiit of tho Olalilos. Osmer I found to be a man of some education, and that accounts fur the names he chose for the mines. The other fellows were apparently not educated men. Osmer was the spokesman and leader, and had an Inimitable drollness and dry humor. Just before we left he led us into his twit, and pulling aside a sheet or huge white ahroud, remarked: "I want to intro duce you gentlemen to tho oldest Inhabitant in these parts, who is my Hide partner In this country." We beheld a reclining skeleton. In perfect preservation, measuring over ten feet In length from top of head to bottom of feet. The skull was shaped like that of the "tiodllke Daniel" Webster, Krand and domelike, as large in diameter us a peck measure, the upper and lower Jaws containing nothing but double teeth of mastodonlc size all molars, the space between the lower Jawbones being so wide that yoir could put your head between them, the ver tebrae being" at least two feet longer than that of modern man and the leg bones of a corresponding length, the whole anatomy reminding one of a prehistoric monster. To cap the cli max a caudal a rmenilii tra fir pnprVT or tall, over a foot long, waa attached ton ,iit iitwer t-nu oi llie vtTiL-uoi. My old friend here." said he. "is the grand old man of the iJiablo moun tains, and used to live, 20,000 years ago, In prehistoric days. In yonder cave you nee up there three miles away, pointing to a dark hole above the Hazel mine In the carboniferous cliffs of tho Dlablos. "He Is unquestionably the 'missing link' that Darwin tried but failed to find the man with tho tail. I dug him out of the mold and debris from the bottom of that Immense cavern. Near hlrn I found the bijnes of a huge bear, on whijpe flesh he doubtless made hlH last meal. I mean to explore farther and hope to find the bones of his wife. Maybe, however, he never married, preferring to remain an old bachelor. When you fellows pay us that 15,000 I will ex hibit him in all the eastern and Kuro- pean cities, and the Cardiff giant won't be In it.' While I dug 'him out heard horrible noises, like the wail ing of some, human In distress, that scared mo nearly to death, but 1 found It was caused by the wind cir culating Ifl the cave and playing its aeollan music on the stalagmites and stalagtltes." We tried to Induce him to throw the skelftnne In as "boot" in the trade for the mine, but he Indignantly refused. An account I subsequently wrote of it led to a special expedition afterward from the Ilemmlngway expedition, then tinder management of Ir. Word-cr of the Smithsonian Institute, tho utory of which was published all over i the United Htates, and afforded great amusement. We returned homo, and Joe fitted out and returned tho same week. A trial shipment, a few days afterward, of one and a half tons, netted us about $200, and paid for the first mining outfit. We were now i confident we had struck It rich. In another five days Joe shipped the first car lot of ten tons 1 attendi'd to the smelter end; Joe was manager and superintendent at the mine, and Nlcol was treasurer. The rapidity, with which Joe shot tho ore up to Kl i'aso was exciting, If not alarming. Nlcol and I wer worried and feared he was over sanguine. If this first car should not pun out well, wo would be In the hole. We wired him to let up a few days till we got tho returns on this first load. He paid no attention, but pent another and bigger load follow-Ing In about three, days. Nlcol waa more pessimistic than I, and bet me a suit of clothes the first load would not pay expenses for smelter and freight charges. So the day I called on Harry True at the office of In,! smelter In the obi Sheldon 'mlldlng, True, in a sad voice, dryly remarked that he supposed I had come to get my returns, and he was Horry to disappoint me, as he must tell me that the freight was $1 and the smelter charges $20 per ton, or $21 a ton, and that the total churge or expense on the carload amounted to about $210. "It being your first shipment," said he, "we will try to let you down as easy as possible." I held onto the counter to keep from falling down. "Let me know the worst," I Kaaprd. Opening the big envelope he gave me I took out two papers, one the returns and the other a check on the bank for over $1,200. With a cry of dellKht 1 hugged True, and rushed to break the good news to Nlcol. I played the sume ruse (True's) on him, but he took it more stoically than I had. When he saw the check he Jumped clear over the soda fountain counter and says: "You have won the bet." We now had a bank account. An hour later Joe Beach popped in. The good news didn't phase him a particle. With utter nonchalance he coolly remarked: "Didn't I tell you so?" Drawing a big wad of money from Nlcol that night, he proceeded to paint the town red, throwing down nothing smaller than a twenty dollar Mil when he ordered the drinks for tho crowd, and telling the bartenders to keep the change, and paving a hack driverTJi for each trip from one saloon to another. "I am the original Diamond Joe." he shouted, "and have a mountain of silver and the richest mine In the world, richer than the mines of the Comstock." He wan followed by a motley crowd of sudden admirers all night, and Nicol had to hide out to prevent him from drawing the whole proceeds of our first carload. The ext carload already arrived, proved equally good, and Joe returned to the mine. Nuieho Panxo'g llapld Shipments. Shipments flew in after that for a couple of months so fast that I spent M my time at the sampling works. We were the biggest shippers in the country at that time, and the bank deposit was rapidly swelling. The only worry was how to keep Joe out of town and constantly at the mine. Joe's Sudden ictarture. Suddenly there was an ominous lull in shipments, and Joe wired me to come down to the mine, as he was sick snd must come to town. I went, meeting him Just an he was leaving camp. "Keep right on," said he. "just as I have been doing, and I will return In a few days." Joe never re UNUSUAL OFFER TO TIMES SUBSCRIBERS Premium List That Will Appeal to Every Man and Woman In the Southwest There will be a coupon printed in the TIMES every day for the next few months, said coupon bearing the date of issue, and all you have to do is to save THIRTY COUPONS OF CONSECUTIVE DATES and present them to the CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT OF THE TIMES with the amount set opposite the premium you may select and it is yours. , 30 coupons and $3.50 cash' secures one 4.2 piece dinner set. This set is the very Lest quality of plain white china , with two light gold rings! If bought in the ordinary way would cost from $8.50 to $10.. "Call and see them, they are beauties." 30 coupons and $3.00 cash secures one Wcstinghouse Electric Iron; the regular retail price of this iron., is from $4.50 to $5, and every one knows that it is one of the best. 30 coupons and $1.75 cash secures one Handsome .Man tel Clock. This is a very attractive clock and a splendid time piece, finished in cither brushed brass or gilt and would cost from $5 to $7 re- " tail. I Begin Saving the Coupons Today and Secure one of These Valuable Premiums at a Saving of from 100 to 400 pf Their Actual Value turned, for the good reason that he hud exhausted the big ore deposit, as I learned a few minutes after. I found thirty men on the pay roll, and discharging all but three, paying them with checks, after three days' hard work 1 munuged to scrape up from the stuff he 1ih.i1 thrown over the dump as waste, und from a few small pockets, enough ore to load another car. I left .Mr. Keatherly alone' in charge of camp and closed down the Sancho I'anzo, returning to town to report to Nlcol. Unknown to either of us, Joe had stopped off at .Ysleta and contracted with 1'rice Oooper to put all the teams he could get In that town and hurry over to the mine to haul the mountain of ore which he said I was then extracting. Price Cooper made the long trip through blinding lillzzards, with a dozen freight outfits, only to find the camp deserted. Aft,er ten days he returned furious. We had to pay him (200 to soothe his feelings. None of ns returned any more to the mine. We had made a good thing and didn't purpose to throw away "good money" trying to find another pocket. We knew when to let well enough alone. We were no hogs. Hut our sudden abandonment caused a hitter dlBuppolntment In other hearts. Iay after day the original owners would go to the hill above the mine of Sancho I'anzo and wearily scan the horizon for "Diamond Joe " who had sworn to return and make the pavment of the JS.000. "I'll be dinged," said Jon Anderle, "If I quite understand v. here we come In on this deal. Who'd a thought those fellows would find all the ore on the top of the ground and take it out so sudden. And then they coolly hand us hack the mine with nothing left In It. Why. if we'd a knowed It when they leased It, we could Just as well have dug out that silver ore ourselves and saved the 95 per cent we gave them. It looks to me like downright robbery." Tho Spectrnl Forms. Even to this day the cowboys say that they often see four spectral, ghostly figures, one of gigantic altitude, on thnt hill, apparently staring westward In the hazy moonlight of the spring of the year, as if expecting some one to come; and In the western horizon another ghostlike figure with long whiskers grinulng at them. Maybe the four first mentioned figures are Anderle. Queen, Osmer and the Giant of the Dlahlos, and the fourth Is that of "iMamond Joe." Wrho knows' COCHISE COUNTY INSPECTOR II;is Gathered Ituni'h of Cattle That lleur fciLsph-lous Brands. Special la The Timet. Tombstone, Ariz., Aug. 19. A. K. Hurst, the well-known contractor and huilder of Hisbee. was an Incoming passenger last evening from Hereford, where he went to look over plans for erecting two new district schoolhouses in the districts of Hereford and Fal-aminni. Bonds were recently sold in the two districts for the erection of schools and purchasing apparatus to furnish same. From what can be ascertained at this time It Is the intention of the trustees to erect either cement or gypsum block structures In the place of the old-fashioned frame house. It Is expected that construction work will be commenced In a very short time and the same completed and in readiness for the fall school term. ltewlsm as Teacher. The many friends In Tombstone of Miss Ernestine Chownlng will regret to learn that aha baa tendered her res THE COUPON THE MORNING TIMES Household Premium Coupon Series No. 1 August 20th, 1911 Name . Address V i ' NOTICE A complete set consists of 30 coupons of consecutive dates, beginning with any date. ignation as a member of the corps of teachers in the Tombstone public schools and will not teach during the next school term. The popular young lady will in the very near future leave for New York City, where she will enter the celebrated Columbia university. For several years past Miss Chownlng has been one of the efficient instructors in the grammar department of our schools, during which time she made a host of .friends, both among her pupils and their parents, and upon her departure takes with her the best wishes of her host of friends for a successful career at the Columbia. Distinguished Visitor. J. W. Young, treasurer of the Great Western Copper company, came into the city yesterday afternoon from Courtland via automobile in company with Col. W. J. Young, president of the company, and departed on the 2:40 train for the east. Treasurer Young has been inspecting the progress made at the company's mines during tie past year and was mare than pleased with the results attained and the development work done. Mr. Young is a prominent capitalist and banker. of Clinton, Iowa, and is interested In several large and successful institutions. He was accompanied on his trip west . by his brother. Courtland, after whom the new mining camp was named, and who la also Interested In the Great Western.' Alleged Murderers Held. Two more negroes have been confined In the county Jail for the action of the grand Jury, alleged to be implicated in the murder of Josluff Schew. man at Douglas on the night of August 10 In the Bee Hive saloon, making a total of three now being held for the crime. The defendants, Arthur Gibson and Joe Brown, were held In the sums of 500 and (750 bonds, respectively, while the prisoner Paul Flax, who was arrested shortly after the commission of the crime, is being held without bail. Several other negroes are Implicated In the tragedy, but are not yet in the custory of the authorities. Inspector Seizes Cattle. A suit was filed In the district court this morning wherein Cattle Inspector Porter McDonald seized fifty-rive head of cattle, ranging all the way from 2-month-old calves, to yearlings. The petition alleges that the cattle Inspector, on the 14th day of August of this year, a short distance west of Naeo and southwest of Hereford, did seiM and take into his possession fifty-five head of cattle, the same bearing the fresh brand "JDC," and valued at about t550. The seizure was made because the official questioned the ownership, because the calves were not found with their mothers. Wherefore the Inspector asks the court that citations be Issued requiring the owner or owners thereof to appear and prove their ownersnlp. Ptoffjce InHxtor Here. Postoffice Inspector Jarvis, who has been in Tombstone for several days past on business with the local post-office. left yesterday afternoon for Hisbee. Mr. Jarvis found the Tombstone office In excellent condition and commended upon the system adopted by Postmaster Crable In conducting his office. Mr. Jarvis has been put In charge of the southern district of Arizona, owing to the great volume of work attached to the same, having heretofore covered the entire territory, which was recently divided Into two districts. His official headquarters are at San Francisco, this section of the west being under the San Francisco division.- More Marriage License. The bliss ticket market was quits I lively for a short time this morning, and the following marriage licenses were authorized by Dan Cupid to be issued: Rolla C. Shollhous of Los Mochts. state of Sinaloa, Mexico, to wed Mrs. Grace Foss of Santa Ana, Cal. Michael Buckley to wed Minnie Shanks, both residents of Bisbee. Arthur Clyde Clements to wed Mary Ellen Ku'ykendall, both residents of Douglas. Local Xews NeHes. M. W. Jones, proprietor of the Tucson Marble works, Is a visitor In Tombstone from the old pueblo on business with seevral local parties who are contemplating the erection of monuments in the city cemetery. O. F. Branslettes Is a business visitor In the city from Oklahoma, having arrived Inst evening. Assistant Clerk W. A. Fowler of the board of supervisors has received a communication from his wife, who la spending the summer in Michigan with relatives, to the effect that she and her young son would return to Tombstone about Septenber 1. A croquet club ha been organized In Tombstone and may be seen nightly at the tennis court on Toughnut street indulging In the pleasant pastime. Chief Deputy Assessor Harry S. Rons and family are expected to return home on Sunday from a visit of six weeks at the seashore and coast summer resorts. J. Iofgreen Is a Tombstone visitor today from the thriving Mormon settlement of St David on a budness mission.. H. Cr Clarkson of Turquoise Is in the county seat today from his mines on a brief visit, having arrived this morning. Deputy Sheriff John J. Newell was among the incoming passengers on the noon train from Naco, having in custody a prisoner for the county Jail. Mr. Newell returned to the border town this afternoon. Pete Jensen has -returned to Benson after a stay In Tombstone on business, y Chairman G. 1. McCabe of the board of supervisors Is numbered among the arrivals In the county capital today rfom his home in the Huaehuca, mountains, having been called here on business before the probate court. It was announced in Tombstone today that the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph company would shortly make a rate for Cochise county of at least two-thirds less than the prevailing rate, and in all probiblllty a certain toll will be established covering the entire cousty from Tombstone. In other words, one will be enabled to talk to either Benson, Bisbee or Douglas and connecting points within the confines of the ounty for one rata. BARSTOW LICKS BIG SPRINGS IlnM-ball Team Champion of Thai Portion of West Texas, Bprrtal to Tht Times. Barstow, Tex., Aug. 18. The Barstow ball team defeated the Big Springs team in a hard-fought battle yesterday at Barstow. The score was t to 8. The feature of the game was a bunch hit by Taylor Gardner for Barstow in the last half of the ninth, the score at that time standing 6 to 4 in favor of Big Springs. Three games will he played. If Barstow finally defeats Big Springs It will leave Barstow as the champions of this part of western Texas, as they have defeated all comers except Pecos, having never played that team, but Big Springs re- 30 coupons and $1.25 cash secures one seven piece Stein Set. This set consists of one three-quart pitcher and six Gne-halHeiter steins in Hoi- . land stoneware and is unique and attractive and, would cost two or three times the. above amount in a retail store., 30 coupons and 50 cents cash secures one Lemonade Jug. Tlis is a very pretty and useful article for the hot weather. It is so shaped that ice will ntt come out when water is being poured from it, and is well worth the small trouble and expense that it will cost you. 30 coupons only and you are entitled to a Handy Egg-. Beater, a convenient little affair that will save a lot of work in the kitchen. cently defeated Pecos in a scries of games. Several Pecos rooters were in attendance on tho game yesterday and did gome g:ood rooting for Barstow. Among the rooters were Charles Man nehans and our popular district attorney, Will P. Brady, and Judge W, W. Hubbard. Water' has again been turned Into the Barstow Irrigation company's ditches and every one is happy. Tie West valley canal was washed out during the recent flood and it took several days to repair it. f The contractors have begun to place the cement curbs on Mackey avenue, extending from the depot to the courthouse. This will greatly improve the appearance of our main busint-ss street, and we have to thank the ladies of the Civic league for engineer-this work through. The first bale of cotton was brought In to the gin yesterday, the same having been raised by Espidon Bosquez. The cotton crop in and around barstow la extremely fine this year and, with one more Irrigation, a bumper crop will be realized. Work has again been resumed on the survey for the irrigation reservoir, the surveying crew having been compelled to lay off a short time on account of high water in the river. When this reservoir is completed there will he an abundance of water to irrigate all the Irrigable land In this part of the Pecos valley and tho output of alfalfa, fruit, cotton and other products common to this county will be more than trebled. Quite a great deal of excitement has been created in this vicinity by the .Mexicans or late. Last Sunday L. D. ( Boxley, denutv sheriff, eauarht a ,'. ican wun a norse belonging to Jim Anderson, a white man who recently married a Mexican woman. The Mexican being unable to give any satisfactory explanation of his possession of the horse, was arrested and taken to Anderson's house. On- arriving there Mr. Boxley found about twenty Mexicans congregated about the house, talking loudly and making threats. Mr. Anderson was standing In his front door with a six shooter and Winchester. Several arrests were made and pleas of guilty were entered. The Mexican who stole the horse got off lightly, ns it developed he had only borrowed the horse, wlth-opt permission of the owner, and was going after a bottle of whiskey. Tt seems that Mr. Anderson has recently dlsharged several Mexicans from his employ and they have insurrected and are trying to bluff him out of the country. The only way Page 7. DR. KETCHERSID, SPECIALIST RCPTUKE, CTmoXIC. 1TERT. OCT. BLOOD, SKET, KIDIfET, BLADDER, RECTAL and PHI. VATE DISEASES TREATED Britlah M hr. ear tor Blood ronton, nnpture enrod with- m opersaoa. of ricca tbar. agur equipped. Charge si waye reasonable. CONSULTATION FREE Hours: t a. m. to T p. m. Bun dayi I I 1 Hamreett Bldg. Paso, Tei a '

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