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Population, 2500 Elevation, 6,750 RESOURCES Lumbering Mining Storrrairing THE NEWS JOB PRINTING IS UNEXCELLED RAILROADS Santa Fc Pacific Grand Canyon Saginaw Southern The Williams News VoL 10 WILLIAMS, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1901 No. 15 FOREST RESERVES. Suggestions by Mr. Pinchot, Govern ment Forester. The secretary of the National Lave Stock association has issued a bulletin setting forth certain sug gestions made to the association by Mr. Pinchot, the government for ester, in regard to a plan by which all trouble in regard to grazing on the reserves may be obviated. This is a matter of vital importance to the live stock interests of the west ern territories, and every cattle and heep man is directly concerned in the disposition of the question. Mr. Pinchot writes to the president of the National association, and says: "My Dear Sir: "In reply to your letter of Sep tember 13, following our conversa tion in Denver, it gives me much pleasure to send you the following brief statement of the way I think the grazing question in the forest reserves can best be handled. "The central idea of this plan is co-operation between the govern ment and the grazing interests in securing the best management and bringing about the best condition of the range. It may be summar ized under the following heads: "1. The government, through its forest officers, after consultation with the representatives of the var ious interests involved, to decide on the number of head to be grazed in each forest reserve, or each sub division of a reserve, and to estab lish the boundaries between cattle range and sheep range. "2. The local associations to as sign ranges to owners within the limits thus laid down, subject to of ficial approval. "3. Both owners and local as sociations to be held responsible for the observance of the terms of per mits and the prevention of fire and over-grazing. "4. Each sheep owner to have the exclusive right of his range, and the same to apply within teas onable limits to groups of zz ttle owners. "5. Permits to run for five years. "6. Residents to have prece dence in all cases over tramp own ers and owners from other states. "7. Local questions to be decid ed on local grounds and on their own merits in each separate case. "8. Since the forest reserves are usually summer ranges, provision to be made for necessary routes of transit. "9. The policy of the govern ment to be based on regulation rather than prohibition, except in secial case, it being understood that the avoidance of over-grazing is equally in the interest of all parties. "These provisions seem to explain themselves and perhaps need no further comment. Their object, and I believe their result, would be to bring about hearty co-operation between the officers of the govern ment and the stockmen for the best interests of loth, through a more intimate association and a better knowledge on both sides. It would lead to the equitable distribution of rights to the range by the stock men themselves and prevent mo nopolies and the unfair exclusion of new men. It would give each owner a direct interest in keeping his range in good condition, through his exclusive right on it for five years, with probable re newals. Taken all together, it would, I believe, lead to a thor oughly satisfactory adjustment of the whole question." Journal-Democrat. Jail break at Yuma. Thomas Hart, the murderer of Un der Sheriff Devanne, who escaped in the jailbreak Sunday, was over taken and killed within three miles of Fortuna at dusk the same night. Leivas was with him, but he surren dered and was returned to jail. It appears that at noon when Deputy Sheriff Wm. Neahr was alone in the jail, a little girl brought a watermel on to the jail for Leivas. Neahr opened the jail door sufficiently wide to let in the melon. As he did so Hart caught him by the hand and pulled him in. Hart was armed with a knife and com pelled Neahr to give up the keys. He did so and was locked in the jail. Hart and Leivas armed themselves with guns found in the sheriff's of fice. Then went to a locomotive standing on a switch with steam up. They ordered the fireman off and Leivas took charge, Hart opening the switch to the main track. The fireman ran to the house of Section Boss Gallagher, who lived some dis tance down the track. As the en gine passed his house he used both a rifle and shotgun. He missed with the rifle but the shot struck Leivas in the face, but the distance was too great to do much damage. When near Blaisdell the men left the engine, opened the throttle and sent her ahead. Then they went in the direction of Fortuna, where Leivas has relatives and friends. An engine and stock car containing a posse and five horses was soon in pursuit, and Deputy Sheriff Neahr and Julio Martinez were the first to strike the trail of the fugitives, whom they eventually saw on the road ahead of them. Being unob served they made a circuit of the country, and when within about three miles of Fortuna they again struck the road ahead of the fugi tives, where they awaited them. On Hart and Leivas coming up they were ordered to throw up their hands, which Leivas did, but Hart attempted to use a Savage rifle with which he was armed. He was shot five times through the breast ad body and killed instantly. The coroner at Fortuna was noti fied, an inquest held and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above facts. The body was then taken to Fortuna and was buried at that place Monday morning. Hart had worn his Oregon boot for more than a mile after he left the railroad, when it was cut off with tools taken from the engine. Hart was very weak and he begged Lei vas to kill him and take care of himself. Much satisfaction is felt hereabouts over the successful end ing of the business. Hart was without doubt a desperate criminal. Republican. You get the lest job printing at the News office. THANKSGIVING DAY. The Proclamation Issued by the Presi dent Last Saturday. President Roosevelt on Saturday, November 2, issued his Thanksgiv ing proclamation, which is as fol lows: "The season is nigh when, accord ing to the time-honored custom of our people, the president appoints a day as a special occasion for praise and thanksgiving to God. This Thanksgiving finds the people still bowed with sorrow for the death of a great and good president. We mourn President McKinley be cause we so loved him and honored him, and the manner of his death should awaken in the breasts of our people a keen anxiety for the country, and at the same time a resolute purpose not to be driven by any calamity from the path of that strong, orderly and popular liberty which, as a nation, we have thus far safely trod. "Yet, in spite of this great dis aster, it is nevertheless true that no people on earth have such an abundant cause for thanksgiving as we have. The past year in par ticular, has been one of peace and plenty. We have prospered in things material, and have been able to work for our own uplifting in things intellectual and spiritual. Let us remember that as such it has been given us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as the lips and shows itself in deed. We can best prove our thankfulness to Almighty God by the way in which, on this earth, at at this time, each of us does his duty to his fellow men. "Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States, do hereby designate as a day of general Thanksgiving, Thursday, the 28th day of No vember, in the year of our Lord 1901." Gaddis &. Perry's store in King man was burglarized last week. A former employe has been arres ted charged with the crime. A portion of the stolen goods were found in his possession. Journal-Miner.