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PMDAY,-SEPTEMBER 2, 1921. .
THE COCONINO SUN
MUD KEPT MANY
FROM SEEING INDIANS
CHEW THE RATTLERS
(Continued from Pago One)
ter to last a decade if they could have
For the information of the uninitiat
ed: Tho snake dance was nt Walpi.
Eighteen miles by trail this sido of
,Wapli 35 miles by auto road lies
Onubi. Beyond Walpi is Polacca
wash. This side of Walpi is Walpi
wash. Half way back to Oraibi is
Wepo wash. Just tho other sido of
Oraibi is Oraibi wash. Then there are
numerous other lesser washes.
Polacca wash headed off a big lot of
'cars from the east. A cable was
strung across, a chair hung to it, and
a lot of people got over to Walpi that
way. One fat woman sagged tho
cable so that she got a wash, all right
' This side of Oraibi wash, at Oraibi,
remained more than 50 cars that had
-headed in for the dance from Flag-
staff. Then thero were a lot more
that got through Oraibi wash before
it was impassible and had to stop at
Wepo wash. Again thero wero many
that got through both Oraibi and
"Wepo in time, and were stopperd at
Walpi wash. So thero wcro four big
groups of stranded cars that never
got to Walpi, besides numerous others
strung all over the desert to the
southwest, the south and tho south
east The Indians at Oraibi formed a
trust about the time the big 'crowd
reached there. Heretofore they havo
always charged ?2 to $3 a pcion for
carrying them on to Walpi, 18 mile1
distant over the rough wagon trail.
But. unionized, they couldn't do any
thing like that any more. Grumbling
because tncy had already let win.
Walker and a couple of others have a
wagon and driver at a price that net
ted them less than $6 a head for the
round trip, they told the muddy but
"eager whites the lowest notch thence
forth was $20 a head. Two men hired
ponies for $20 apiece, swam them
through the muddy water of the wash
and went on their way. Then a
middle-aged woman from New York
city, using the blandishments only
New Yorkers ar.e supposed to be adept
in, seduced one of the bucks away
from his union vows and he let her
take his old pony for $10. Then the
other Indians fell on the lenegade
with venom. They damned him up
ana side and down the other for break
ing prices. He couldn't stand it He
made a break for the fair enchantress
who had toppled him off his proud
union pedestal and threw the $10 at
her, demanding back the pony.
And what did that gently-bred,
effete easterner do? Did she fall off
the pony? She did not! She pulled
a wicked-looking gun out of her sto
out of somewhero she had been keep
ing it handy, stuck it in the penitent
scab's face and told him to go to hell!
Then she larruped the pony, headed
kersqunch into the foaming mud and
water of the wash, floundered through
and finally reached the other side,
coughing up clay and late sewerage,
triumphant but sadly needing the ser
vices of a scrub-woman, beauty doc
tor, costumer and masseuse.
"I came all the way from New York
to see this dance," she shouted back,
"and no red union is going o stop
me nor hold me up!"
It took the combined efforts of E.
A. Marks, agent at Oraibi, and several
others to hold the Indian and keep
him from following. Tho frail but
spunky female soon caught up with
the two men who had started ahead
of her and when she got to Walpi that
pony was worth just about what he
would bring from a soap-grease deal
er. She had to ride a mule back; the
pany waa too near all in.
Mr. Marks broke up the union af
ter a short time. Ho imported a lot
of scabs from Bacubi, another nearby
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Indian village, and transportation
Ipriee8 went down with a rush.
Those who did sec tho dance saw
something. Major General Scott,
IJimmie Swinnerton, Governor Camp
bell and others from every state in
the union and representing pretty
much everjr walk of like and most of
'them wearing very effective mud dis
1 guises, got plenty of thrills. Mr.
Waikcr says of tho trance:
The Indians started off by dancing
around, each in turn stamping on a
j plank lying over a hole in tho ground.
' This to remind their ancestors and the
gods that old customs were not for
gotten and that tho present genera
tion still holds fast to the faith. Then
a little shaver began handing snakes
to an old man, who in turn passed
them on to the-dancers, who worked
in pairs, one to hold the snake, the
other to tickle tho snake with a fea
ther to keep him from biting the man
carrying hint There wero about 50
snakes, of every kind, but mostly rat
tires. The first snake out was a rat
tlers. Tho first snake out was a rat-
drew him stowed him in his mouth,
only the head sticking out One of
the snakes was a giant bullsnake. Ho
was so big that the buck who drew
him couldn't get a segment into hi3
mouth. The snake coiled around the
man's neck and began to choke him.
Before the Indian got the best of it
he had bitten is snakeship almost in
two. Another rattler, a monster, bit
his Indian in the check. The latter
jerked his head to one side, throwing
tho snake twenty feet away. One of
the dancers crowded close to the In
dian ahead, and tho latter got a set
of poibon fangs in his back. Theic
were three Indians bitten in the faco
and several on other parts of their
The dance over, the snakes wero
cast in a heap, where a lot of meal
had been pressed down, wjth two lines
drawn clear across it at right angles,
pointing toward tho four cardinal
points of the compass. Then the
snakes were grabbed up by armsful,
by Indians who carried them to the
east, the west, the north and the
south and dropped them over the edge
of the mesa to while away their time
as they pleased and, perchance, be
caught again next year.
Then off came tho beads, the eagle
feathers, the coyote hides, the various
other ornaments with which each
dancer was cpvered except where he
wanted the paint to show, and women
washed the dancers down and gave
each a big bowl of the antidote. Each
dancer gulped down his portion of tho
black mixture, then promptly stepped
to the edge of tho mesa and vomited
enthusiastically nnd mightily out into
Any unwary wayfarer who had hap
pened on the afternoon of last Thurs
day to be climbing up the mesa in
time to be showered first with snakes
and then with the spouting antidote
would, most truthfully and exactly
speaking, have been a long way out
Miss Edison, of Now York, was at
the dancb. dressed entirely in Indian
butterfly dance costume. She had been
buying costumes by tho wholesale,
DreDaratory to stainnjr the dance in
tho metropolis. She also noted down
the words and notes of the chants.
On Friday came the butterfly dance,
the most beautiful dance of all. But
only a few remained.
The Indians at Oraibi, Walpi and
the surrounding villages, made pretty
good wages, taking everything into
consideration. Some of them almost
reached the capitalistic class hauling
The floods were a very good thing
for Hotcvilla, the village where the
"hostile" Hopis live. The middle of
the street being the public toilet, and
thero not haying been any rain for
many moons, a flood was pretty near
ly a necessity.
Hotevilla is about 15 years old. J.
F. Anderson, superintendent of the In
dian school there, has a strenuous
time with his proteges, who arc op
production, with,' "
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posed to schools and to pretty much
everything that means progress,
cleanliness and modernity. On the
other hand, Bacubi, near by, is pro
gressive. Col. McClintock, state his
torian, who didn't get to tho dance,
so had a lot of time for exploring
around, says it is extremely neat and
well-kept. If is an offshoot of Hote
villa. An odd sight ia, Bacubi and
Oraibi kivas "with modern heating
stoves. Oraibi is also progressive,
Hotcvilla being the least modern of
all the villages.
Somo of the Flagstaff folks who
didn't get to the dance, but most of
whom got as far as Oraibi, were: Mr.
and Mrs. Charlie Heisser, Mr. and
Mrs. D. S. Roome, Mrs. Frank Kceffe,
Mrs. Ernest Lcnnon, Adam Mohlen
pah, Chi Thomas, Frank Sufca, Dean
Eldridge, Professor and Mrs. J. F.
Walker, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Tackitt,
Mrs. Lewis Craig, Mrs. Herbert Hil
kins, Miss Stella Baird, Miss Claire
Campbell, Miss Elizabeth Hennessy,
Miss Mary Boycr, Miss Margaret
Walker, Miss Irene Bart, Earl Ger
many, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Selck, Earl
Sislc, Joe Kcllam, Mrs. L. B. Mc
Mullen, Dan Phelan, Miss Ruth Lati
mer, Al Peck, Miss Alberta Platz,
3Iiss I'carl Curtis, Wesley Marlar.
There wcro a loV of people from
Phoenix and other southern Arizona
towns stalled at Oraibi and King C.
Gillette, the safety razor man, and
party were also stopped there.
Little Oraibi wash, this sido of
Oraibi, went on a rampage just before
tho start for home, tearing out the
new bridge Superintendent Marks had
built, and the crowd had to detour
around the head of the nash to get
(By W. A. Evans)
I love old Arizona;
I love her rocks and rills.
I love her silent desert,
And I love her wooded hills.
There is a beautiful country
Around the San Francisco Peak
Where the cattle and sheep roam
So very fat and sleek.
I love the Grand Old Canyon,
So very deep and wide,
Where the Navajo and Hopi,
So very peacefully abide.
1 love tho natural wonders
In which this country does abound
The beautiful Sunset Mountain
With its lava b'eds around.
We cannot but sit and wonder
At nature's work done so well,
And fully realize, at one time
It must have been a hell.
How Father Time has changed
In this heated land of yore;
He has placed a curious ico cave,
For people to explore.
Tho grand old Black Crater,
Once spit forth its smoke and
Is now as quiet and unassuming
As the man who gave to it it's
A pioneer of this country,
Al Doyle now doth dwell;
Who is modest as a schoolboy
When his stories he doth tell.
In this wondcrous land of nature,
In the forest of the pine.
Is the beautiful city of Flagstaff,
Upon the old Santa Fe line.
If you want to enjoy a visit,
Instead of going to the coast;
Just journey to the mountains,
And let Flagstaff be your host.
For a more generous hearted
Never journey cd acioss the plains,
Than they, who live in Flagstaff,
Upon the western range.
NEW CITIZENS FOR JULY
Births reported to State Board, of
Health from Coconino county during
July, 1921, as follows: Byron and
Verna Woy Anderson, boy, Wendell
Clayton; Wm. H. and Grace E. Phel
an Lockridge, girl, Agnes Elizabeth;
Thomas and Marie Poison Lockett,
boy, Thomas Jr.; John and Louise
Gcbaldon Douros, girl, Helen; Jose
and Prejeras Espinosa Uribc, boy,
Alejos; Marcos and Rcfugia Abbiez
Arebalo, boy, Bisentc; James E. and
Zclma M. Simpson Harvey, girl, Mar
garet Elizabeth; Slaton and Mary S.
Catlctt Hendrix, girl, Nancy Jane;
Sim J. and Bertha Mintero Douglas,
girl; Joe and Flora Boca Sanchosr
boy; Walter K. nnd Ulauys Jewell
Ives, girl, Elma Blanche; Cliff J. and
Josephine M. Rowe Kramer, girl,
Kathenne Anne; Juan and Kosano
Gomez Rodricuez. boy; Soloma and
Fidel Salas Garcia, boy; Silas T. and
Mabel E. Willison Hough, boy, Travis
Howard; A. J. and Mary V. Thomas
LcBarron, boy; Dolphin O. and Jewel
Moe Remy, girl, Elizabeth Elsie;
Clinterio and Jesui Eniira Corona,
boy, Gaudalupo; James T. and Minnie
Underwood Williams, girl, Helen;
Charlie H. and Lily F. Heck Hcaton,
girl; Albert W. and Clara E. Thomp
son Furtyman, boy; uauantano ami
FianeLsto Lucero. boy; Shadiack V.
B. and Anna M. Watkins Hunter, boy,
Louis Watkins; Lewis W. and Ethel
M. Stevens Moore, girl, Edith Ann;
Frank C. and Grace M. Norman Walt
ers, girl Erma Gene; Hugh M. and
Flora Jane Lamson Weatherford, girl,
Margaret Jane; Edwardo and Maria
Sercscrez Maygorga, boy.
In the days of his youth, Gladstone
was perched on the box seat of a
coach beside an old driver of bibulous
appearance. The fare waa young
enough to be proud of a fine repeater
which he carried In his fob.
By way of interesting the driver he
showed it to hira and explained its
complicated mechanism. The driver
took a more or less intelligent inter
est in the works.
"What I want to know, is," he ask
ed at last, "do yon wind that watch
when you'ro drunk t"
KNOCKS OUT FUTURE
BOXING SHOWS HERE
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bringing Tanner to his senses, and
when the latter did regain his feet ho
was out of his head, swinging wildly
at his second, Jack Kooney, who fold
ed his arms tight about Tanner, then
gently kissed him on the forehead and
shoved him away.
Tanner's opponent was Spider
Kelly, the well-known Pacific coast
middleweight. He is a protege of
Jack White, the Oklahoma second
division heavy-weight, who seconded
him. White was introduced to the
ciowd and it was announced that he
and Rooncy would mix hero in Flag
staff on the 15th of next month,
though it is extremely unlikely that
they will. Speedy Dick Cody, former
champion bantam weight of the Pac
ific coast, was also introduced and
helped Kooney in Tanner's corner.
MARKET MAN GETS
OVER HIS TROUBLE
Before Taking Tanlac Scott Had
Suffered Almost Daily From
F. T. Scott, proprietor of Scott's
Market in the Economy Public Market
at the corner of Thiid and Main St.,
Los Angeles, is one of the latest to
testify to the remarkable reconstruc
tive powers of Tanlac. Mr. Scott,
lives-at 4425 North Griffien Ave. His
"I had always enjoyed good health
up to about a year ago, when my
stomach got out of order and since
then I have been bothered day in and
day out with an awful case of indi
gestion. I lost my appetite and some
days I wouldn't eat a single meal for
I tlreaded the misery I would be in if
I did. I would have an awful heavy,
dibagreeable feeling that would last
sometimes for houis. I never felt
fit for work, and was (jetting so weak
and run down that I was beginning to
wonder where it would end.
"But Tanlac just fit my case exact
ly, and I felt so much better after
finishing the first bottle that I bought
the second, and by tho time that was
fconc I didn't have a sign of stomach
trouble. My appetite came back in
full force and from then until now I
have been eating anything I want and
it never bothers me at all. I am in
fine health now, in fact, don't believe
I ever felt better." '
Tanlnc is sold in Flagstaff by Breen
Lewis Drug Co., and by leading drug
gists everywhere. Advertisement.
BREACH OF PROMISE
SUITS MEAN LITTLE
TO SIAMESE RULER
Bankok, Siam. Hero's how to jilt a
girl without risk of a suit for breach
of promise. You have to be an east
ern potentate to get away with it.
When King Rama VI of Siam, met
Princess Vallabha Devi on a shopping
cxpidition, he announced by royal
proclamation that he proposed mar
rying her, and tho local press daily
referred to the couple as the Sun and
Moon, with tnif .istrrn rrvfrpnr
I When, however, lie changed his
mind recently, the king did it this
(way, also by royal proclamation, of
which the following as a full transla
tion: "BY COMMAND OF THE KING'S
MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
"Whereas, in proclaiming his ma
iestv's betrothal and for this nuroose
I promoting Mom Chow (her serene
highness princess) Vallabha Devi to
the title of Phra Varakanaylapadan
(the king's betrothed) Phra Ong
Chow (her royal highness) Princess
Vallabha Devi, his majesty had no
other desire than firmly and definitely
to ensure the succession to the throne
wjth a view to the good of the country,
as well as the happiness of his own
"And, whereas, to .his majesty's
deepest regret, it has now become ap
parent beyond all doubt, that his ma
jesty's noble desire, as above stated,
cannot satisfactorily be met owing to
the incompatibility of temperament
between his majesty and her royal
highness Princess Vallabha Devi,
which may be accounted for by the
chronic indisposition of the princess,
whose nervous system leaves much to
be desired, so much so that his ma
jesty is under the apprehension lest
in the event of tho royal marriage
being permitted to take place undesir
able consequences may follow in re
gard to the succession to the throne.
"Now, therefore, his majesty has
commanded that the proclamation le
lating to his majesty's betrothal is
HE FOLLOWED DIRECTIONS.
A girl was walking along a road,
and a young man along another. The
roads finally united, the man and wom
an reaching the junction at the same
tinie, walked on from there together.
The man was carrying a largo iron
kettle on his, back. In one hand he
held, by the legs, a live chicken, in
tho other a cane, and he was leading a
goat Just as they were coming to a
deep ravino the girl said to tho young
"I'm afraid to go through that ra
vine with you; it is a- lonely placo
and you might overpower me and kiss
me by forc! 1"
"How can I possibly kiss you by
force," ho asked, "when I have this
iron kottle on my back and a cane in
one hand and a live chicken in the
other, and am leading this goat? I
might as well be tied hand and foot!"
"True," replied the girl, but if
you should stick your cane into the
ground and tie tho goat to it, ana
turn the kettle upside down ana put
the chicken under it, then you might
wickedly kiss me in spite of my.re
sistancel" Get Tour Job Printing at The Sun
NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION
In the Superior Court of the State
of Arizona in and for the County of
In the matter of the estate of El
bert H. Crabb, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that Abbie
W. Crabb has filed in this Court a
certain document purporting to be the
last Will and Testament of Elbert H.
Crabb, together with her petition
praying that said document be admit
ted to probate in this Court as the
last Will and Testament of Elbert H.
Crabb, who, said petitioner alleges, is
deceased, and that Letters Testament
ary issue thereon to said petitioner,
and that tho same will be heard on
Tuesday, tho Cth day of September,
A. D. 1921, at 10:00 o'clock in the
forenoon of said day, at the Court
room of said Court, at Flagstaff,
County of Coconino, State of Arizona,
and all persons interested in said es
tate arc notified then and there to ap
pear and show cause, if any they have,
why the prayer of said petitioner
should not be granted.
Dated August 12, A. D. 1921.
TOM L. REES,
By Florence Aycr, Deputy Clerk.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY
SALE OF REAL ESTATE
SHOULD NOT BE MADE.
In the Superior Court of the Stdta
of Arizona, in and for the County of
- In the matter of the estate of Mcrl
bell W. Crable, deceased.
IT APPEARING TO THIS COURT,
by the petition this day presented and
filed by Francis D. Crable, Admin
istrator of the Estate of Mcribell W.
Crable, deceased, that it is necessary
to sell the whole of the real estate of
paid decedent to pay the debts of dece
dent and the expenses and charges
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED
BY THIS COURT: That all persons
interested in the estate of said de
ceased appear before the said Super
ior Court on the 24th day of Septem
ber, A. D. 1921, at the hour of 10 o'
clock, A. M., of said day, at the Court
Room of said Court, at the Court
House in the Town of Flagstaff, Coun
ty of Coconino, State of Arizona, to
show cause why an order should not
be granted to said Administrator to
sell so much of the said real estate
as shall be necessary and that a copy
of this order be published four suc-
"TRY SWITZER'S" j
Can that hard times piffle!
Get out in the air and shoot!
I The dove season is on,
and we will rent you a
Shotgun or 22 Rifle, be
sides selling you all the
other paraphernalia you
W. H. SWITZER
17 North San Francisco Street
I $25 REWARD
For information that will lead to the arrest and
conviction of any person or persons throwing tin
cans, bottles or other bulky rubbish in the roads,
or using any part of the right-of-way of the conn,
ty roads for dumping ground.
Special Sunday Chicken Dinner
Bring your family on Sunday and
enjoy our SPECIAL COURSE Dinner,
from 12 o'clock on.
Prices range froa
ccsbive weeks in the Coco.nno Sun,
a newspaper publird in the paid
County of Coconino.
Dated August 24. A. D. 1S21.
J. E. JONKS, .
Judge of the Superior Court
Federal Power Commission
In compliance with the Federal Wa
ter Power Act (41 Stat, 1063) notice
is hereby given that tho following
have filed applications covering pro
posed power developments on tho
Colorado River: James B. Girand,
Gooding Building, Phoenix, Arizona,
for a project between a point at or
near Andrus Canyon, T. 32 N., R. 8
W., (unsurvcyed) and a point about
21 miles above said Andrus Canyon;
and a project between a point near
Pierce Ferry, T. 32 N. R. 16 W., G.
and S. R. B. and M., and a point about
13 miles above said Pierce Ferry;
City of Los Angeles, 207 South Broad
way, Los Angeles, California, for a
project between a point in Boulder
Canyon at approximato elevation 710
feet to points about 80 miles on the
Colorado River and 60 miles on Vir
gin River upstream fiom said Boulder
Canyon . AJay objections to such ap
plications or requests for hearings
thereon, together with any briefs, re
ports, or other data for which consid
eration is desired, should be submit
ted to the Executive Secretary, Feder
al Power Commission, Washington,
D. C. Aug. 12-Sept 30-8t
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Estate of Meribcll W. Crable, de
ceased. Notice is hereby given by the n
dcrsigned Administrator of the estate
of Mcribell W. Crable, deceased, to
the creditors of and all persons hav
ing claims againut the said deceased,
to exhibit them, with the necessary"
vouchers, within four months after
the first publication of this notice to
tho said Administrator at Rooms No.
1 and 2, in the Babbitt Building, in
Flagstaff, Arizona, the pame being:
the place for the transaction of the
business of said estate, in said Coun
ty of Coconino.
FRANCIS D. CRABLE,
Administrator of tho Estate of Mori
bell W. Crable, deceased.
Dated this 24th clay of August, A.
D. 1921. 8-26-4t.
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