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ST. JOHNS HERALD
AND APACHE NEWS
ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, MARCH 8, 1917
The, County Dads niet in regu
lar session Monday.
Numerous strangers are visi
tors in our-city these days.
Adolph Goesling and his little son
Alfred were business visitors here
Heber Connolly who has been
very ill with pneumonia is slowly
John H. Greer of Vernon is in
the city visiting with relatives
Thestone cutting has commenced
.on the .Isaacson-Danley store
We are informed that St. Johns
is to have another bank in the
very near future.
One. thousand first-class cedar
post for sale. Inquire at St.
Johns Drug Store.
W. F. Lesueur and Edmond
Nelson of Eagar were visitors
here Saturday and Sunday.
Attorney Fred W. Nelson re
turned last Friday from a busi
ness trip to railroad points.
J. R. and Mrs. Overson are
happy because a little daughter
arrived at their home last week
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Parks are
at home again after an absence
of several weeks spent in the
David Nelson was brought
home ill off the freight road. He
is suffering with an attack of ap
Ellis Palmer is able to be about
again after being confined to his
home for several days with the
The operette "Sylvia" that
delightful little play was present
ed again Monday night to the
people of St. Johns and the house
was again well filled,
Wm. M. Harris returned last
Monday from Kline, Colo., where
he went with his brother, Thos.
D. Harris, whose home is there.
"Bill" went to look at the coun
try with the view of perhaps he
would locate there, but he says
it is too cold there and that St.
Johns is good enough for him.
The fifteen miners who arrived
here from Prescott some two
weeks ago and were working at
the Lyman dam putting a tunnel
througn the mountain went on a
strike Tuesday of this week. We
are informed that the cause of the
strike was because butter was
not put on the table three times
each day. We do not know that
this is correct; but the men have
quit and gone. This will make it
necessary to get another crew of
miners to complete the tunnel.
Senator Fred T. Colter has suc
ceeded in getting a bill through
the senate appropriating the sum
of $10,000 for an artesian well
in Apache County. He has also
been successful in getting bills
24 and 68 through the senate.
Bill 24 provides for the use of
wide tired vehicles on all public
highways in the state, while bill
68 prohibits any but high-grade
stallions running loose on the
range. A telegram from Mr.
Colter infcrmed the Herald of
the3e facts last Saturday.
Last Tuesday Mariano Mestas,
Rafael Gonzales and Antonio
Chavez were poisoned. They
-were at work near the 22 ranch
east of St. Johns, digging a well
Alter tne days work was over
they went to camp where supper
was being prepared by a grand
son of Mariano Mestas. The three
men sat down and ate heartily of
tfie meal, but the grand-son only
tasted the bread and complained
that it was bitter and said he did
not like baking powder bread any
way and threw the bread he was
Antonio Chavez after eating got
on his horse and started for home
but before he got there he be
came very ill and managed to get
to'David Chavez's ranch where
he fell from his horse and was
found by Mr. Chavez who took
him into his house but he died at
2 a.m., Wednesday. The other
two men who were at the camp
also became ill and were alarm
ed began to eat lard, etc. and
were soon vomiting. Dr. Brown
was called and he immediately
went to the camp where, he did
what he could for them. He says
that the latter two will make a
live of it.
Some of the bread was fed to
two cats that were there and
they both died.
Suspicion points to the grand
son of Mr. Mestas and another
young man who were in the camp
ine names or tnese parties we
have not learned. The grand-son
is now in jail awaiting a hearing.
From reports there had been
some bad feeling between Mari
ano Mestas and the young men
B. H. Levitt, representing the
Remington Typewriter Company,
of Los Angeles, was in the city
Wednesday and Thursday trying
to place some of their famous
W. H. Gibbons will leave for
Prescott Saturday morning to
serve as a trial juror at the Fed
eral term of court
We are informed that Mr. and
Mrs. H. B. Herms will make their
home at Roosevelt, Arizona in the
H. C. Overson has been busy
this week putting in a skylight in
the telephone office.
Supervisor Frederic Winn and
wife are in Albuquerque on a
Gustav Becker returned from
business trip to Phoenix last
Wm. H. and Micky Wahl were
in town yesterday on legal business.
Deputy sheriff John Earl of
Springerville was a business vis
itor to the county seat Tuesday.
'By' Hutching of Vernon spent
a few days in the city during the
week. He says that conditions
are fine for good crops at Vernon,
Chief deputy sheriff, John
Coleman left this week for Spring
erville to attend to some very im
portant official business.
School Dist. No. 1. has closed
for a few days, on account of so
much sickness among the kiddies.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
' Have been built and actually delivered to retail buyers since August 1, 1916.
These figures 320,817 represent the actual number of cars maunfactured
by us since August 1st, 1917, and delivered by our agents to retail buyers
This unusual fall and winter demand for Ford cars makes it necessary for us to
confine the distribution of cars only to those agents who have orders for imme
diate delivery to retail customers, rather than to permit any agent to stock
cars in anticipation of later spring sales. x
We are issuing this notice to intending buyers that they may protect themselves
against delay or disappointment in securing Ford cars. If, therefore, you are
planning to purchase a Ford car, we advise ou to place your order and take
Immediate orders will haye prompt attention.
Delay in buying at this time may cause you to wait several months.
Enter your order today for immediate delivery with our authorized Ford agent
listed below and don't be disappointed later on.
Runabout $345, Touring Car ?3G0, Coupelet $505
Town Car $595, Sedan f 645, f
Ford Motor Company
Becker9 s Transcontinental Garage, springerouie, a
. the Goods
One day last week John and
Ed Rothlisberger, two respected
and law abiding citizens, were
enroute from St. Johns to Vernon
and out on the high way between
St. Johns and Concho they saw a
crowbar lying in the road and as
there were no other tools by or
near it or anyone working with
it, they naturally supposed that
someone had lost it and as any
body else would have done they
picked it up and took it home.
It turned out that the bar be
longed to the County and had
been left there by a road gang.
Grover Udall, foreman, of the
ffaner uDon learning that the bar
Over 2,000,000 acres
Freed of Prairie
Albuaueraue. N. M.. March 1
Over 2,000,000 acres of western
grazing range have been freed of
prairie dogs and other range-destroying
rodents, according to a
report just received by the Dis
trict Forester from the Biological
Survey at Washington. Of this
area 767.000 acres lie in or near
the National Forests of Arizona
and New Mexico.
Prairie dogs destroy great
quantities of forage and convert
large areas of range into barren
wastes by digging out the grass
by the roots. Forest officers cite
was gone and knowning that the the Guadalupe Division of the Al-
above mentioned boys had passed mo National Forest in southern
that way phone to the Justice of New Mexico as an example.
Peace at Concho asking him to Nearly 100,000 acres of this range
see the boys as they passed Con- are said to have been formerly
cho and if they had the bar to overrun with dogs, but poisoning
send it back to him, but the Jus- operations conducted by the Bio
tice let the boys go on to Vernon logical Survey destroyed nearly
and then he proceeded to get out all of them. A marked improve
a warrant of arrest, places it in ment in the condition of both
the hands of the constable who range and livestock was prompt-
went to Vernon and arrested the ly noticeable.
two (culprits) and took them to (
Concho where they'were- tried, !
convicted and fined $17.00. i
If the above report is true, it
looks as though some one needed
Poisoning operations have been
developed along scientific lines to
a.point where the work costs only
a fraction of the value of the in
creased forage production. J. G.
Crick of the United States Bio
logical Survey has conducted the
work in New Mexico, which cov
ered the worst infested parts of
the Almo, Carson, Datil, and
Manzano Forests. D A Gilchrist
has been in charge of the work
in Arizona, where parts of the
Coconino, Proscott and Sits-
greaves Forest have been freed
Levi S. Udall left Tuesday for!of dgs-
Phoenix having been subpoenaed - ' " "
to appear as a witness in the su- j Mrs. W. D. Rencher and her
perior court of Maricopa county, son, Clarence are in Chicago
with the certified election returns where the boy will be operated
of Apache county in the Hunt- on for an impediment in his
Campbell governorship contest, speech.
a little coin quite badly. Such a
high handed piece of work we
have never heard of before and
further we don't beleive that
justice was done at all.
It seems that if anyone happens
to find anything along the high
way he will be considered a thief
if he picks it up.
NOTICE OF SELECTION
Under Sections 2275 and 2276,
U. S. Revised Statutes, a? Amend
ed by Aet of Congress, Febru
ary 28, 1891 (Paragraph 9 et
seq., Rules Approved April 25,
1907) as Extended to the
State of Arizona by Act of
Congress, Approved June
United States Land Office, at
State of Arizona.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the
State of Arizona has filed in this
office its School Indemnity Land
Selections, Lists Nos. 4, 43, 44,
and 45. Serial Nos. 031513,
032787, 032788, 032789, respec
tively, applying to select as in
demnity the following described
List No- 4, Serial No. 031513:
In T. 10 N., R. 30 E.: SJSWi
List No. 43, Serial No. 032787:
In T. 11 N.. R. 24 E. : All Sec. 28.
List No. 44, Serial No. 032788:
-In T. 11 N., R. 24 E. : All Sec. 30.
List No. 45, Serial No. 032789.
In T. 10 N., R. 24 E.: N;
(All in G. & S. R. M.)
During the five weeks' period
of publication of this notice, or
any time thereafter and before
final approval and certification,
this office will receive protests or
contests as to any of the tracts
applied for and transmit the same
to, the General Land Office.
Dated at Phoenix, Arizona, Feb.
JOHN L. IRVIN,
JOHN J. BIRDNO,
Date of first publication, March
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Botting
left last Thursday for Pueblo,
Colorado, where Mr. Botting has
secured employmentjn a machine
shop. Success to them.
The Elks who had charge of
the 4th of July celebration last
year with great success at Flag
staff, have again contracted to do
the job this year.