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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY i4, 1913
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OF BOOSTING COUNTS
M. I. Powers of the Citizens
Bank is m receipt of a letter from
,W. H. Chirk, Commissioner of
ilmmigration of Navajo county,
and in speaking of good roads has
the following to say:
"I have the good news to report
as follows: Navajo and Apache
counties have each made good
With the offer of the government,
'that it would put up $10,000, pro
vided each of the counties of
Apache and Navajo would do
likewise, making a total of $30,
,000, for which the government
will build a post road from Hoi-
I brook to St. Johns 70 miles.
Government engineers will have
charge of the construction work.
At that rate the road will cost a
' little over $400 per mile, which 1
think is pretty cheap and will be
an object lesson for all Northern
Arizona and will show what can
be done with the material all
along our section." '
AT THE MM
The Transactions of the Past Two
Weeks in That County Office
I Affidavit of labor, Log Cabin,
I Francis mining district, Grace E.
deed, Geo. Babbitt
let u to Thos
Realty mortgage, Thomas P.
I Manning et ux to George Babbitt.
I Notice of location (lode claim)
I Little Red Rock, unknown min
ting district, Wm. Schlosser et al.
t Deed, Santa Fe R. R. Co., to
"United States of America.
Satisfaction of mortgage, Kath-
Serino O. Aphlod to Felix Fousha
( Chattel mortgage, lyiowlton
' Construction Co., to First Na
' tional Bank.
Release of chattel mortgage,
Arizona Central Bank to Mrs.
Release of chattel mortgage,
f Arizona Central Bank to J. C.
j. Notice of location (lode claim)
Gypsy Queen, unknown mining
I district, D. W. Thomas et al.
Satisfaction of mortgage, James
Page et al tp. J. L-. Lay et al.
I Notice of location (lode claim)
f Hiddeb Treasurer, unknown min
I ing district, A. Keber et al.
t Notice of location (lode claim)
Lobo Wolf, unknown mining dis
Ttrict, A. Reber et al.
I Deed, Santa Fe R. R. Co., to
! United States of America.
Warranty deed, David Babbitt
to John Woods.
Release of realty mortgage,
Citizens Bank to Rosie Harkabus.
Mortgage with power of sale,
Rosie Harkabus to the Citizens
Bill of sale,
Tom Eakins to
of agent, Queen
to M. I. Powers,
of agent, Royal
to T. E. Pollock.
I Trustees deed, E. S. Gosney to
I Bertha J. Diamond adms. to
Maria J. Lockwood.
Notice of location, Two Girls,
unknown mining district, E. F.
I Honn ct al.
I Notice of location, Red Granite,
I unknown mining district J. N.
Adams et al.
Notice of location, K and A,
unknown mining district, John
Knaac ct al.
Notice of location, Payton, un-
named mining district, R. H. H.
Appointment of deputy assessor,
, Lee F. Doyje to Bright Camp.
j Don't forget the cooked food
I sale at the Racket Store Saturday
afternoon. J3ood Jhings .toeat. ,
Last Tuesday afternoon and
evening Miss M. R. Lightburn
gave a home recital by her music
pupils. The juniors assembled
at 4:30 o'clock and the program
rendered by them was exceptionally
good, showing that they were
making rapid and satisfactory
advancement along the lines of
The senior pupils met in the
evening and rendered an equally
interesting program. Miss Light
burn has a large class of students
and the progress they are making
is a good recommendation for
their teacher as well as a fine
demonstration of musical talent
and ability of the pupils.
CUSSED AT WASHINGTON
A Washington dispatch says:
"The revolutionary uprising in
the City of Mexico completely ab
sorbed the attention today of
President Taft and the state, war
and navy departments, and at the
end of a series of conferences, it
was determined that all this gov
ernment could do was send a suffi
cient naval force to Mexican
waters to afford refuge for for
eigners and to observe and report
upon conditions in the troubled
republic as they develop. In ac
cordance with this decision Sec
retary Meyer ordered the armored
cruiser Colorado, now at San
Diego, to proceed at once to the
Mexican port of Mazatlan. An
other vessel of the Pacific fleet,
probably the armored cruiser
South Dakota, also at San Diego,
will be dispatched to Acapulco,
on the west coast of Mexico, to
take up a post made vacant by the
gunboat Denver, which was or
dered to Central America.
It also was decided to send two
battleships to the gulf coast of
Mexico, but the choice of these
ships was left to Admiral Badger,
who was immediately cabled to
pick out two ships ready for in
stant service and to send one to
Vera Cruz and another1 to Tam
pico. The Colorado, which goes
to Mazatlan, is Admiral Souther
land's flagship, who, it is prac
tically assured, will go in person
to Mexican waters.
Though little information was
received by the government of
Mexico City, enough facts were
at hand to warrant renewal of the
determination to keep "hands off"
in Mexico. In announcing the
dispatch of ships to Mexican
waters, the state department issued
a statement outlining the position
of the government. The sending
of the vessels, the state depart
ment declares, indicates no bias
on the part of the government of
the United States as to which
side shall gain the ascendancy in
the struggle that has broken out
in Mexico City, and responds
merely to the fresh necessity of
great caution due to the extreme
uncertainty of the new condition
forced by the uprising in the
Mexican capital, both locally and
in its effect upon conditions
throughout Mexico, where Ameri
can citizens and their interests
are so very numerous.
Services next Sabbath at the
Sabbath school 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship 11.
Evening worship 7:45.
Important congregational meet
ing at close of morning service.
Young people's service 7 p. m.
Friends and strangers welcome
at all services.
C. A. Foreman, Pastor.
Lute Hart of Winslow, has pur
chased a new Hupmobile and it is
a little gem.
Miss Goldie Barton, who has
been visiting friends in this city,
will leave next Monday evening
for California.points. .
TO BE MODEL DRY
In a very short time the interior
of the dry goods and clothing de
partments in the Babbitt store
will undergo extensive repairs,
alterations, changes and improve
ments. It is proposed to change
the two departments so that each
will have a south frontage as has
the meat market and grocery de
partments, on Aspen avenue.
The furniture department will be
relocated on the second floor. The
brick wall, which is now so con
spicuous on Aspen avenue, will
be torn down and modern plate
glass show windows will adorn the
street. The brick partitions be
tween the dry goods and clothing
departments will be removed, and
new archway made into, the hard
ware department. New and mod
ern fixtures will be placed in each
department and the store will
compare favorably with city de
partment stores when completed.
Mr. Murphy and Mr. Hash are
both proud of the change-to'be
already, and anticipate a good
deal of satisfaction under the new
condition in catering' to the trade
in their respective departments.
REDUCTION IN STOCK
The Commercial club is in re
ceipt of a decision by the interstate
commerce commission resulting
in material reductions on live
stock from all stations in Arizona
to California. This case was pre
sented to Commerce Commissioner
Prouty in Denver by Corporation
Commissioner F. A. Jones and
Secretary T. W. Tomlinson of the
American Live Stock association.
The complaint was filed by Messrs.
Jones and Tomlison in Washing
ton just one year ago, and was for
the purpose of equalizing the rates
throughout the state with those
secured by the Commercial Club
two years ago for Phoenix.
As seen below, the rates to Los
Angeles have been further re
duced from Phoenix $4.50 per car.
The reductions from Buckeye is
$21.50, from Florence $24.50, and
from Yuma, $22.
As argued for by Commissioner
Jones, the interstate commerce
commission established, effective
April i, a mileage scale of rates.
The following new and old rates
to Los Angeles on cattle in 36
foot cars shows the changes lrom
a few stations:
Southern Pacific station:
Old rate New rate
Yuma $ 80 00 $ 58 00
Tartron .... 90 00 73 00
Phoenix 95 00 90 50
Buckeye 116 00 94 50
Florence 121 00 96 50
Tucson 105 00 94 00
Benson no 00
Santa Fe stations:
Topock $ 75 09
Truxton 85 00
Ash Fork .... '95 00
Flagstaff ... 105 00
Parker .... 95 00
$ 70 00
Rates from other stations are
proportionately reduced. Hereto
fore rates on "feeders" have been
about $10 less than on fat stock,
but 'applied only on trainloads of
After April 1 the lower 85 per
cent, rates will apply on single
cars, which is a distinct advantage
to the small shipper. The
"feeder" rate from Benson and
Flagstaff will be $85, and as stated
85 per cent of the cattle or sheep
rates as shown above.
Anyone desiring to see the com
plete decision can do so by calling
at the Maricopa County Commer
cial club, 30 North First avenue,
where Secretary Corbett will be
pleased to show it. Gazette.
Captures His Man
Sheriff Thomas E. Pulliam re
turned Wednesday morning from
Wichita Falls, Texas, where he
went to get Sam Ruffner, who
was arrested by Texas authorities
and held on charges of bad check
operations at Williams, in this
county. It seems that Ruffner
had gone to Texas, where he was
picked up on authority from the
sheriff; office of Flagstaff. The
prisoner was placed in jail await
ing action of the court. He is
charged with having cashed sev
eral checks in Williams without
the means in the bank to pay
The Sun is in receipt of a
sample copy of the book of pic
tures issued by Kolb Bros., the
Grand Canyon photographers,
which contains eighteen of the
finest colored views that it is pos
sible to obtain. The book is
issued by Emery Kolb, who is now
in New York. It shows the Grand
Canyon in a scenic beauty that
heretofore has never been ap
proached. Each picture is a
water colored, hand tinted photo
graph and is a beauty. Words
are inadequate. to give a just de
scription of the canyon, and this
book certainly brings out what
others have failed to do in their
feeble efforts at word painting and
word pictures". This photographic
production will no doubt have a
large sale, and especially will
tourists appreciate it as they come
this way. May the circulation, of
the book grow daily.
Pitman Valley News
We have had a very cold spell
hpre in the valley for the last two
weeks; the snow has not melted
very fast. The road to Williams
has been hard to travel, some
parts are now .fairly good. I do
not think this snow will fill the
lake for tanks.
Miss Mabel Lindstrum, daugh
ter of Mrs. Ed Lindstrum was
married the first part of the month
in Joplin Mo., to Mr. Louis Mabe,
foreman of the bridge outfit ot the
Santa Fe R. R. They will return
to Pitman Valley for a visit to
A. K. Hawkins has added three
more rooms to his home at Smoot
Lake. Smoot Lake has plenty of
water. The new county road
across the lake has been dry dur
ing the wet spell. This road may
benefit those living towards Chal
lender, but those living north and
east towards Spring Valley it is
of no benefit. Can't the county
try and please all as well as a few?
Mrs. Fred Platton visited Mrs.
Chas. Hawkins at Hobble Tanks
during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nagiller and
daughter have returned from Cal
ifornia. Miles Peck of the Hamilton
Ranch has recovered from a se
vere attack of , pneumonia.
H. Ritter is moving out to his
ranch to prepare lor spring.
1. M. Jackson has gone to Cat
aract to gather a carload of beef
steers at six cents.
Wm. Donalson, one of the old
timers, has returned from a visit
with his relatives in Illinois and
has gone to Anita on business.
Mr. Hamilton has put up a new
log house on his homestead at
Mr. Watson is putting up a
barn on his place.
Miss Cecelia Ford is spending
the week with Velma Stevens at
The Sunday services are well
attended every Sunday.
Mrs. Baumgartner contemplates
a visit to California for the benefit
of her health.
Mrs. Walter Stevens has visi
tors from Pennsylvania. They
will all visit Phoenix next month.
Leslie Platten is attending the
Pitman valley school which is in
a flourishing condition.
Marion Fix is cutting wood and
supplyine the residents of Williams.
WESTERN . UNION
The Western Union Telegraph
Co. is keeping pace, with con
ditions and reforms and are
making reductions in rates on
money transfers. A reduction in
the rates for money transfer ser
vice to take effect March 1, 1913
is as follows:
For a transfer of $25or,less,25C
For a 'transfer of over $25 and
not exceeding $50, 35c.
For a transfer pf over $50 and
not exceeding $75, 60-:.
For a transfer of over" $75 and
not exceeding $100, 85c.
For each additional $100 or
fraction thereof up to and in
cluding $3,000, 25c.
For each additional $100 or
fraction thereof over $3,000, 20c.
In addition to the premium
there will be a charge for tele
graph service equal to the price
of one 1 5-word message from the
office of deposit to the office of
As stated above, the foregoing
changes in premium and tolls' will
take effect on and after March
JUDGE E. I. DDE ON
In response to the query, "What
do you consider the best way of
dealing with the numerous and
frequently recurring county divis
ion measures introduced into the
legislature?" Judge Edward M.
Doe said to a representative of the
"A general law should be enacted
under which the taxpayers ol each
county of which a division is pro
posed may determine the question
The reasons for seeking the di
vision may vary in each case, but,
whatever they may be, in every
case there is necessarily involved
the question, "Are the benefits to
be derived sufficient to justify the
increased expense o'f maintaining
two county governments instead
of one?" The determinafion of
this question should, in common
fairness, be left to the taxpayers
directly affected and who must
bear the increased burden. Such
a method would obviate the pos
sibility of legislative action based
upon trades rather than the merits
of the particular case under con
sideration. "The principle that to those
who must bear an increased bur
den should be left the determina
tion of whether the burden should
be assumed is recognized in our
state constitution, which prohibits
municipal corporations from incur
ring indebtedness in excess of a
fixed percentage of the taxable
property therein without the
assent of a majority of the prop
erty taxpayers, who must also in
all respects be qualified voters.
"Usually legislators are without
personal knowledge of essential
conditions prevailing in the county
sought to be divided which should
be determinative of the question
and are generally largely depend
ent for information upon the rep
resentations of interested parties,
which may well be in many cases
both insufficient 'or legislative.
"A noticeable instance of legis
lative action based upon insuffi
cient information was the case of
Hunt county, a bill for the crea
tion of which was passed in the
house at the last session, induced,
as I am informed, largely by a
numerously signed petition in
behalf of such action, which was
opposed by a much smaller pe
tition signed by persons residing
within the limits of the proposed
new county. I have just been
shown copies of each of these
petitions, with the amount of taxes
assessed for the preceding year
against each of the signers set
opposite his name, and the cor
rectness of the amounts officially
certified by the proper county
officials. The aggregate amount
of taxes assessed against signers
of the first petition was less than
$3,000, while the total amount
upon the opposing petition was in
excess of $25,000. Obviously bad
these additional facts been known
to the members of the house,
together with the further fact that
practically the entire population
of the remainder of Coconino
county opposed the division, their
action would have been different.
"The people residing within
the county must necessarily be
better informed of those condi
tions upon which the advisability
of division should depend than the
legislature can possibly be. The
general law should, I think, pro
vide that before division can be
secured the assent of not less than
a majority of the property taxpay
ers who are otherwise qualified
electors, residing within the boun
daries of the proposed new county
should be required as well as the
similar consent of a much smaller
percentage of taxpayers within the
limits of the remainder of the
county." Phoenix Gazette.
Next Sunday the usual Episco
pal services will be held in the'
Elk's hall. Sunday school, 9:45
a. m. Morning prayer sermon,
1 1 o'clock. Afternoon prayer ser
mon, 4 o'clock.
Work on the new church is rap
idly bringing the interior to com
The first service in the new .
church will be on Palm Sunday
(March 16th), and the Bishop will
visit this parish on the first Sun
day after Easter to administer the
"Rite of Confirmation." A large
j class is waiting for the Bishop's
The Vested choir ot twenty
voices has already been organized
and are doing good work under
the direction of Miss Rozen.
Lenten services every Wednes
day afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
HALF MILLION IN'
D. O. Lively, chief of the de
partment of stock of the exposi
tion at San Francisco, while in
the east lately, attended more
than fifty annual meetings of or
ganizations connected with the
livestock industry and says:
"I feel safe in saying that the
result of my trip will mean not
less than $200,000 in supplemen
tal premiums for live stock that
will lie exhibited in San Fran
cisco in 1915.
"A number of states that will
offer special good prizes for live
stock. There is an abundant
precedent lor such action as this
was done both at Chicago and St.
"When it is considered that the
exposition company has set aside
$175,000 for premiums at the live
stock show in San Francisco in
1915, and that appropriations by
live stock, organizations and by
states will more than double that
amount, and that there is included
dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses of
all classes, sheep, goats, swine
poultry, pet stock, dogs and cats,
it is not unreasonable to expect a
large increase in the gate receipts
incident to the live stock show."
Correspondence with Central
South American Republics, with
Australia and the countries of the
Orient indicate an active interest
in the live stock department.
Dan. J. Cronin, who was re
cently called to Cincinnati on ac
count of the serious illness of bis
mother, returned last Tuesday and
reports his mother much improved.
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