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OFFICIAL PAPER OF APACHE COUNTY
MARCH IS. 1917
Ztini Indians' Weird
The stick-swallowing dance of
the Zuni Indians will be held this
week on the Zuni reservation near
the village of Zuni .
This isbne of the most interest
ing and weird ceremonies of these
Indians and is held every year at
The dance begins at noon and
lasts well into the night, continu
ing until after all members of the
clan go through the dance and
swallow the stick.
The dance is held by a clan or
fraternity known ar the "Chick
en Hawks," and it is a sight well
To the music of large bones
rubbed on a notched stick the
dancers come in and go through
a dance somewhat similar to oth
er Indian dances . At a certain
point in the dance the Indians
raise over their heads the sticks
whichthey carry, and pass them
down their throats to the depth
of eighteen inches, after which
they are slowly withdrawn . This
is done while the dancers are in
a full step of the dance, which is
considerably more jerky than any
of the American steps.
Every four years they swallow
pine trees, and this was the year.
Smail pine tree five and six feet
high are shaved down at their
butts into a thin strip of wood
one and one-half inches wide.
This portion of the trae is forced
down the throats of the dancers
while they balance the rests of
the evergreen tree bearing its us
ual needles over their open mouth .
There were four woman dancers
who did the swallowing act this
year and about sixty men went
through the ordeal, which is s
part of their religion. No bad
results followed the dance,
though some eight years ago a
young Zuni girl lost her voice
from doing the stunt and later
died. Many Americans think
her death was due to her exer
tions at the dance: but this is
stoutly denied by the Zunis.
The Zunip are at work fixing
up their Campo Santo or ceme
tery, about two hundred Indians
being busy on the job. The cem
etery stand in front of th'e old
They have hauled in four feet
of fresh dirt and have spread this
over the graves of the hundreds
of Zunis which have been buried
at this place since the early part
of the seventeenth century, when
the church was erected by Fran
Heretofore in burying the bodies
of their members they have often
come in contact with skeletons of
Zunis of former ages and it was
said that it was almost impossible
to find a spot to dig a fresh grave
without digging into an already
occupied spot. To overcome that
they are at work with many
teams and scrapers covering the
old graves with a fresh layer of
dirt, so that there may be room
for another layer of bodies.
The old graveyard is to have a
massive stone wall around it at
once and they talk of repairing
the old church the coming year.
They are realizing that Zuni is
the only Indian Pueblo in which
the church has been allowed to
fall into ruin and disuse. --Coconino
U. S. Nearer to War
with Germany than
Washington, March 10. The
appearance of a German submar
ine or its periscope in the pres
ence of an American armed mer
chant vessel would entitle that
ship, according to the state de
partment opinion today, to take
all measures of protection on the
presumption that the U-boat's
purpose was hostile.
Under this ruling an American
armed merchantmen could fire on
a German submarine the moment
it is sighted, without being con
sidered as taking aggressive-action.
This view is based on Ger
many's declared intention to sink
on sight, within certain zones, all
vessels, neutral as well as beliger
ent and whether passenger ves
sels, freighters or contraband
The United States was said to
stand flatly on its armed mer
chantmen warning of March 27
last, in which it definitely recog
nized the "right to prevent cap
ture" as part of the "right of
self protection," which could be
exercised rather by flight or re
The mere presence of a Ger
man submarine is declared ground
for assuming hostile intent be
cause of the deliberate statement
by Germany that all vessels are
to be sunk on sight. Denial by
Germany of the old rule of visit
and search makes all U- boats ac
The concensus of opinion in
diplomatic quarters was that the
United States to-day was nearer
to war with Germany than at any
other time in its history.
By unanimous vote of the board
of county supervisors the Town
of Holbrook was incorporated last
Tuesday afternoon. The action
of the board was taken in re
sponse to a petition filed with the
board asking that the town be in
corporated. This petition was
signed by more than two-thirds
of che taxable inhabitants of the
town, large and small taxpayers
alike being represented on the
The persons in charge of the
circulation of the petition had
found but little opposition to incor
poration. The sentiment of prac
tically every taxpayer sepmed to
favor progress, and it was real
ized by all that progress in muni
cipal affairs can only be furthered
under incorporation. A bigger,
better town is what every citizen
wants, and under incorporation
this is assured. Holbrook News.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo. I
Lucas County, f BS-
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is
senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney
& Co., doing business in the City of To
ledo. County and State aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum of ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and ev
ery case of Catarrh that cannot be cured
by the use of HALL'S CATARRH CURE.
FRANK J. CHENET.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D. 1886.
(Seal) A. "W. GLEASON
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally
and acts directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Send tot
F. J. CHENET & CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold T)y all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills lor constipation
Sealed Bids, for the furnishing
of all materials, labor, etc., neces
sary in and for the erection and
construction of a School Build
ing, to be erected for School
District No. 6, Concho, Arizona,
will be received by the Board of
School Trustees, of School
District No. 6, or by the Archi
tects, Ernest Coxhead and J.
E. Kennedy, Flagstaff, Arizona,
until 12 o'clock noon, March 24.
1917, when they will be publicly
opened and read. Bids must be
submitted on forms prepared by
the Architects, sealed and ad
dressed to the Board of School
Trustees, Concho, Arizona, and
each Bid must be accompanied by
a Certified Check in the sum of
Two per-cent of the Bid.
Drawings, specifications etc.,
may be obtained by the applica
tion to be Board of School Trus
tees, or the Architects, in the
discretion of the Boards of School
Trustees or Architects, and on
deposit of Five Dollars, which
amouut will be refunded on re
turn of drawings etc., in good
The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
Ernest Coxhead & J. iJ. Ken
Dated March 1, 1917.
Board of School Trustees,
District No. 6, Concho, Arizona.
Notice of Contest.
department of the interior,
United States Land Office.
St. Johns Ariz., Feb. H, 1917.
To JAMES LATHROP of Vernon,
You are hereby notified that
Robert E. Lee Connolly, who
gives St. Johns. Arizona, as his
post-office address, did on Febru
ary 1, 1917, file in this office his
duly corroborated application to
contest and secure the cancella
tion of your Homestead Entry
No, 022113, made April 11, 1913.
for Eft & NWSWK; SWJNWi
Sec. 26, NiSEi & SJNE1 Section
26, Township 10 N Range 25 E.
G. & S. R. Meridian, and as
grounds for his contest he alleges
that you have failed to establish
residence on said lands.
You are, therefore, further no
tified that the said allegations will
be taken as confessed, and your
said entry will be cancelled with
out further right to be heard,
either before this office or-on ap
peal, if you fail to file in this of
fice within twenty days after the
FOURTH publication of this no
tice, as shown below, your an
swer' under oath, specifically re
sponding to these allegations of
contest, together with due proof
that you have served a copy of
your answer on the said contest
ant either in person or by regis
You should state in your answer
the name of the post office to
which you desire future notices
to be sent you.
J. L. Irvin, Register,
John J. Birdno, Receiver.
Date 1st publication Feb. 22, 1917.
"2nd " Mar. 1,1917.
" 3rd " " 8, 1917.
"4th " " J5, 1917.
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NOTICE OF SELECTION
Under Sections 2275 and 2276,
U. S. Revised Statutes, as 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.: SiSWl
List No. 43, Serial No. 032787:
In T. 11 N. , .R. 24 E. : All Sec. 28.
List No. 44, Serial No. 032788:
-In TUN., R. 24 E. : All Sec?. 30.
List No. 45, Serial No. 032789.
-In T. 10 N., R. 24 E.: N;
NEJSEJ; SWiSWi Sec. 8.
(All in G. & S. R. M.)
Dui-ing 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
Notice For Publication.
department of the interior,
U.. S. Land Office, at Phoenix,
Arizona, Feb. 17, 1917.
Notice is hereby given that
Jacob F. Butler, of Eagar, Arizo
na, who. on September 5, 1913,
made Desert Land Entry, No.
023185, for theNEiof NWi Sec
11, Township 8 N., Range 29 East,
G. & S. R. M., has filed notice of
intention to make final Proof, to
establish claim to the land above
described, before Charles Jarvis,
U. S. Commissioner, at St. Johns,
Arizosa, on the 17th day of April,
Claimant names as witnesses:
Jacob Hamblin, of St. Johns, Ariz.
Charles S. Love of Eagar, Ariz.
William B. Eagar, of Eagar, Ariz.
Bruce Lesueur, of Eagar, Ariz.
J. L. IRVIN, Register:
Cam uAauV?, ilcu amj
uyuL o CAUUfVVUt .
tot CAAjwIoM , olAlM,
Information concerning Government land
promptly furnished. Guaranteed scrip for sale,
contests conducted, plats furnished, school land
leases procured, Forest Reserve matters adjusted,
mineral lands patented, water, reservoir and
rights of way applications prepared.
Ten years vQith General Land
Office, Washington, D. G. and
five years receiver U. S.
HAMPTON S- ARNOLD,
PROPOSALS FOR BIDS.
Sealed proposals will be received
up to 12 o'clock, noon, on Wed
nesday, the 18th day of April,
1917, at the office of the clerk of
the board of supervisors, St.
Johns, Arizona for the erection
and completion of a two-story
court house and jail building for
Apache County, Arizona; all to
be in accordance with plans, spec
ifications and details furnished
byTrost-& Trost, architects, El
Paso, Texas, and Tucson, Ariz.
Copies of the plans and specifi
cations are now on file at the of
fice of the clerk of the board of
supervisors, St. Johns, Arizona,
and the offices of Trost & Trost,
architects, El Paso, Texas And
Tucson, Arizona. Contractors
wishing to secure a copy of the
plans, specifications and details
may do so by depositing a certi
fied check in the sum of $25.00
with Levi S Udall, clerk of the
board of supervisors, same made
payable to him or his order, which
will be returned provided the
plans secured are returned to
him within 15 days from the date
of sending. Unless they are so
returned said check to be forfeit
ed, and proceeds to be used for
securing another copy from the
Above proposals to be sealed
and addressed and delivered to
Levi S Udall, clerk of the board
of supervisors, St. Johns, Arizo
na, on or before the above date
and hour. 'Each bid must be ac
companied by a certified check
for two thousand dollars condi
tioned upon the bidder's furnish
ing a good and sufficient bond in
the amount of twenty-five thous
and dollars and entering into a
contract within 20 days from the
acceptance of the bid.
The board of supervisors re
serve the right to reject any or
all bids Each bidder is request
ed to state, in connection with his
bid, the time within which he
will complete the - building after
the completion of the contract.
Dated at St Johns, Arizona, this
sixth day of March, 1917
Heber Jarvis, Chairman
Attest: Levi S Udall, Clerk
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