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MM Volume 29 WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1921. NO. 37. BOY KILLED BY SHOOTING AT DYNAMITE Clarence Sullivant suffered fatal injuries Wednesday after noon from the explosion of a box of dynamite. . Three other boys, Miles Cureton, "Bill" (Audrey) Spellmire and Car los Camarena, who were with him at the time of the accident, received only minor injuries. The accident occured at the cinder pit on Red Hill just west of town. This pit is situated on property belonging to the Sag inaw Manistee Lumber Com pany. Tom Shultas, city team ster, was using sticks of dyna mite from a fifty pound box to loosen the cinders which he was hauling from the hill and using to cap the streets iri town. Ac cording to the story of the boys as told before the coroner's jury, the fatal blast was caused by firing into the box contain ing the dynamite. Seventeen sticks of dyna mite had been used from the box, leaving about 43 pounds still in it. The boys went down into the pit shortly before noon in the absence of the teamster. They admitted they were looking for the dynamite and they found it in a tunnel at one side of the pit. They pried open the box, the lid of which xhad been tacked down and took out four sticks. These they placed on a wagon near by and shot several times in an effort to explode them. They also tried setting them on fire with a match, again failing. They next descended back in to the pit and tried exploding the box. They shot at it with a twenyty-two and with a pistol both without effect. Clarence Sullivant then took a thirty thirty and declared that he would make it go off. The boys' testimony at "this point was not entirely in agree ment but it appears that Clar ence called out "Look Out" just before firing the fatal shot. The other boys retreated and apparently were in re treat when the explosion tooK place. Clarence was only a few feet from the box-when he fir ed the shot. He was buried to his .neck in cinders. The other boys were hurled to the ground but at their greater distances, none of them received serious injury. While Miles ran to Mr. Nick--erson's house for help, Audrey and Carlos dug Clarence out of the cinders. Mrs. Nickerson heard Miles story and tele phoned to Dr. Melick who rushed to the scene of the ex plosion. The doctor found Clarence at the side of the road where the two boys had car ried him. He was unconscious and his pulse was .. extremely weak. The wounded boy was rush . ed to the hospital for treatment "but it was apparent from the first that he could not live. Dr. Melick gave it as his opinion that the direct cause of death was injury to the lungs caused by his inhaling the flames and sases and cinders when the blast went off. The sufferer breathed ,his last only a short time after reaching the hospit al. Funeral services were held late Thursday afternoon at the home. After the services the body was placed on passenger train No. 10 and taken to Albu querque for interment. Clarence was the twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Sullivant. His stricken parents and brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the entire com munity in their bereavement. AMERICAN CANDY CO.S 'Milady' Chocolates and Choc olate Covered Brazil Nuts, Ab solutely best quality made. Sultana. Adv. Mr. Startzman, head of the hardware department at Bab bitts, went to Flagstaff Tues day on a business trip. SPRING VALLEY NOTES The crops in Spring Valley and Government Prairie are not equaled in Coconino coun ty this year. Bumper crops are the rule. The Spring Valley Farm Bureau will meet Saturday at 11:30 A. M. Lunch at noon will be served at the residence of Johnson Curry on Govern ment Prairie. There is much business to be transacted and farmers needing supplies, sacks and binder twine should be in attendance. The Miller Spring Settlement of Farmers meets at the . Box K. Ranch Thursday at 4P.M. to consider a community thrash ing outfit for that vicinity. - Mai Boyett is back to his farm after spending the sum mer months as fire Tunner for the Forest Service. The mountain roundup wag on was obliged to quit working on account of heavy rain. The new County Highway between Maine and Grand Can yon is a peach. County Engin eer Captain Wright is sparing no efforts to make it a passible year' round highway. The so called bogs in through Spring Valley have disappeared. Jack O'Brien harvested his winter rye last Monday a very fine crop. A close sec ond is likely to be between Jack O'Brien and Joe Mortz for the best grain crops. Pittman Valley looks like the deserted cabin with so many farms lying idle this season. M. T. Connors who sustain ed a broken hip by falling from his wagon a couple- of weeks ago is speedily recover ing. He is the looser of a fine perch eron colt during the el ectric storm last Saturday. Marshal Bobby Burns went to Winslow Tuesday to get Per cy Widner wanted on a charge of petty larceny. On the way up he took along two prisoners, Pablo Padilla and another Mex ican, and left them at the coun ty jail. Pablo was detected last Saturday by the marshal in the act of lifting twenty dollars from a girl working in the restaurant of Rosendo Le vario. He was bound over to the Superior Court by Justice McDougal. Widner was char ged with stealing a grip from one of the guests at the Sagin aw Boarding House. He was fined twenty dollars or twenty days. Arrested for Bootlegging H. F. Cushman was arrested on Friday, August 5, on a charge of bootlegging. . The arrest was made on the J. D. Ranch in Garland Prairie where he was found in possession of three gallons of whiskey and other evidence of having been engaged in handling whiskey. He was taken to Flagstaff to await trial. SPECIAL MEETING WMS. FARM BUREAU There will be a special meet ing of the Williams Farm Bur eau Saturday, August 13 at 1 o'clock at the office of the Jus tice of the Peace. All those in terested are urged to be pres ent. Mr. L. W. Cureton went to Flagstaff, last Saturday as a delegate from the Williams Farm Bureau to the County Farm Bureau. The officers for the Coconino Farm Bureau for the coming year were elected as follows: L. E. Johnson, Flag., Pres., George McDougal, Wms.r Vice Pres., L. W. Cureton, Wms Sec.Treas. Captain Jerrie Lee with Maj or Linton left Monday evening on No. 3 for Phoenix on busin ess connected with Co. B He returned Wednesday evening. NOTED ARTISTS TO APPEAR IN CONCERT The coming event of the year which will interest all, and es pecially music lovers, is the concert by Robert Saunders ; Violin .Virtuoso, arrd Orley lies ; Concert Pianist. These men are artists of rare ability, who have spent years before the public in concert life, with nothing but the great est success. At present they are booked for many fine con certs throughout the United States. They are stopping here enroute to Chicago. These artists rank with the very best, and are known throughout. A critic writing for the London Times describes the performance of this master .violinist as follows :"If one could imagine the gigantic technic of Paganini, the dash ing brilliancy of Wilhelmj, the great breadth and depth of pure, powerful singing tone produced by Sarasate r Jo achim, and the appealing, 1am entful, tender, touching, tem perament of Wieniawski all combined in one, you would have an adequate conception of what the playing of Robert Saunders is like." Mr. lies is described as a "master pianist whose execut- ion is characterized by fiery energy, a ricn lull tone, nobii ity of phrasing, and that indes cribable individualism of inter pretation, which is the birth right of genius alone." These two artists will give a concert in Williams Wednes day at 8P. M. in the School Auditorium. Admission will be 50 cents for adults and 35 cents for school children. Baby Dies Little Marie Marcos, the in fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Marcos, died Wednesday afternoon, after a short illness. Interment was made in the lo cal cemetery, Thursday. Five Years In Pen Luciano Serreno, the Mex ican who stabbed Conductor W. O. Bostwick on August 2, was later caught near Wins low and brought back to Flag staff. He has been sentenced to not more than six and not less than five years in the state penitentiary, by Judge Jones. Mrs. McCauley Dead Mrs. McCauley, of Garland Prairie, died last Wednesday while giving birth to her four teenth child. Funeral services were held on Friday. The ba by lived and is now being cared for by Mrs. C. Y. Campbell while awaiting the arrival of Mr. McCauley's mother. Elev en of the fourteen children are living. Miss Lilly Accidentally Shot Miss Lilly, who has taken up a homestead east of Williams, was accidentally shot Thurs day morning. She had employ ed a fourteen year old boy, An tonio Rodriquez, to clean her 38 automatic Colts. After the boy had cleaned the gun she handed him a slip of cartridg es and asked him to try it. He loaded the gun and shot once, off to the side. Then not understanding the working of the gun and unaware that the pistol had automatically loaded itself; he turned arpund to hand the gun to Miss Lilly. She was standing with her back to him at the moment. In some way the boy pressed the trigger again and the gun discharged striking Miss Lilly in the left side just above the hip. Word was sent to town and Dr. Rounseville hurried to her assistance. She was brought in to the Melick hospital where she will remain for a few days. The ball passed through the body leaving a clean wound and apparently missing the ab dominal cavity. A speedy re covery is anticipated. WANTED The OLDEST Hen in town. We can cook her ten der and juicy in the SECHRIST Cooker. R. D. Mitchell, Agent. PERSONAL AND LOCAL Norman McLean has been on the sick list the past week, o o o o o o Ben Fait, guide' at Grand Canyon, was in Williams Wed. o o o Al Sanford of Flagstaff wa3 a Williams visitor Thursday, o o o Mrs. Aso and Miss Schultz were down from Flagstaff Tuesday. o o Mr. and Mrs. MacKinstry of Grand Canyon were in town Monday. o o o Mr. and Mrs. Wall of Selig- man Were Williams visitors Saturday. o u o Leaving Town must sell my Dodge car at once. D. L. Stuckey Miss Pauline Jones returned Tuesday from Palo Alto, Cal. where she has been attending Leland Stanford University. o o o Farm Wanted Would like to hear from owner of a farm or good land for sale reasonable. L. Jones. Box 551, Olney, 111. o o o Mrs. C. D. Callan is visiting her husband. She has been in Redondo Beach, Cal. the past few months. o o o H. L. Wilson, proprietor of the moving picture theatre at Ash Fork was in Williams last Friday having dental work done. o o o Mr. E. J. Nordyke, Mr. L. S. Williams and Dr. E. A. Miller motated to Ash Fork last Sun day to attend the ball game. o o o Rev. Luther Moore stopped off in Williams Thursday. He was on his way to visit his brother who is in St. Luke's Hospital at Prescott. o o o Mrs. A. M. Root and daugh ter Barbara have gone to Los Angeles for a month's vacat ion. Mr. Root expects to join them m a couple of weeks. o o o Judge X. N. Steeves left on Wednesday for Los Angeles where he has a case before Judge Ross of the Federal Court on the 12th. o o o Mrs. Fletcher Bly returned Thursday from a visit to her home in Tennessee. Her sis ter, Miss Mayme Alcorn, is ex pected back about the first of September. o o o Mr. W. C. Rittenhouse went to Flagstaff Monday to attend a meeting of the Board of Sup ervisors. Mrs. Rittenhouse and children accompanied him and attended Mrs. Creager's recital that night at the Nor mal School. o o o Nearly everyone has been called to Flagstaff this week on jury duty. They are impanel ing a jury there to try the Nash murder case. Among those called to the county seat were James .Kennedy, Bill Amann, George Spellmire, Frank Udine Roy Owenby and A. O. Bouch er. The last "three have been selected as jurors. o o o FOR SAT-F 40 thorono-hhred single comb white leghorn cockerels at $1 each. Weight about three pounds. Mrs. W. F. Thonasson, Red Lake Val ley. For Sale 490 Model Chevrolet Only Run 2100 Miles see R. C. Markeski Harvey House News Stand ASHURST WRITES TO ARIZONA CATTLEMEN Gentlemen : I have received and feel hon ored by your kind invitations to be present at the joint meet ing of the Arizona Cattle Grow ers Association and the Arizona Wool Growers Association, but inasmuch as I cannot person ally be present I avail myself of this opportunity to submit for your consideration some views which I hope may be deemed worthy to be read at your joint session. At the outset, permit me to congratulate each and all of you upon the manful way in which you have withstood the disastrous shock which always comes as the back-wash of a long and destructive war. Your financial losses have been tremendously heavy, and like true sportsmen and true patriots you have spent very little time in useless complaint but have met these disastrous days with high courage and brave hearts. While it is true that wide spread disaster in business and trade comes as the reaction of a great war, it is also sadly true that the present enormous de pression and decline in the price of everything produced by the livestock growers, far mers and ranchers, have been made more acute and destruct ive by some unwise governmen tal policies which seem to have been followed by our Govern ment for the past fifty years. For example : The Depart ment of Agriculture annually expends millions of dollars in an honest attempt to aid the stockraiser, farmer and ranch er. Tons of printed pamphlets are sent out each vear - ellino- the farmer how to kill gophers ana prairie dogs, now to breed and how to feed cattle, sheep, ana nogs, now to raise cotton and wheat, etc., all of which is very good. Agricultural col leges are maintained to instruct the stockraiser and farmer how to produce larger crops, larger herds, larger flocks, but the stockholder and farmer are growing suspicious of a system wmcn instructs them how to raise cattle, sheep, wheat, r.ot- ton, etc. but which allows the bottom to drop out of his mar ket just at the verv time whn the stockraiser and farmei1 should and ought to be receiv- mg some substantial return for the money, the time anH th muscle he has put into his busi ness ; therefore, some way must andwill be found to see to it that a market shall be vouch safed to the producer. One solution Cbut not tho only one) to afford relief would be to extend lone-time credits and comnlete d leges to farm and livestock ne gotiable paper so that the live stock grower and the farmer would not be compelled to sell under pressure when the mark et was unfavorable, but could wait one or two vears until mar ket conditions were mor fav orable, or in other words to keep his head above water un til ne could sell at a fair profit. ruty-two percent of the peo ple of the United States live in cities or towns having a popula non oi over twenty-five hun dred, and these citv dwpllprs deliver beautiful orations to your men and -young- women urging them to "tret back to the farm", but thev foreet that the only way to keep the boys and girls on he farm is to make the farm profitable. . Nobody has any justification lor expecting that the stock- raiser and farmer should con. tinue to produce beef, mutton, hides, wool, cotton and wheat at a loss so that the consumer in the cities may obtain these commodities cheap. For exam ple: tne cattle errower furn ishes the mutton and wool for our nation, but it is an UDhill task to enlist the support of the public at large for policies of State that tend to encourage stockraising. TARIFF We are learning slowly but Continued on last page CLOUD BURST AND DESTRUCTIVE HAIL Last Saturday a cloudburst centered about the mountains a few miles east of town: Con siderable hail fell all over the storm area and in localities be came extremely destructive. At the F. S. Herr raneh three miles east of town, three inches of hail fell destroying all crops and damaging buildings. Mr. Herr had one of the best pros pects for a grain crop this seas on of all the farmers on this section. In the course of a few minutes the hail completely destroyed this, and the paper roof on his house was reduced to shreds. The hailstones piled in huge drifts several feet high so that in going out to rescue his chickens, Mr. Herr was forced to scoop hail after the manner of scooping snow in winter time. This is one of the severest hail storms on re cord in this part of the country. In the country to the south of the Herr ranch, the heavy downpour soon turned every gulch and gulley into a raging torrent and fields and mead ows were soon under water. C. A. Moose reports that at his ranch this water came down from the hills in the form of a wall of water ten feet high. At his ranch it spread out over the fields, destroying a part of his crops. Mr. Moose noted that the tops of trees left by the logging camps some twenty years ago were picked up and carried away by the torrent, thus- indicating that this was the highest water that had oc cured in that section during the past twenty years. o o o A nourishing food and a del icacy in one- "Butterkist" pop corn, at the Parlor Barber shop. v ... , o o -o . Mr. Funkhouser 'who has been visiting his wife and son for the past two weeks return ed, to Oatman Tuesday. Busy Time in Police Court This has been a busy week in the Williams Police Court' and also a profitable one for the city. Cecil Calanties was brought before Judge Lee on a charge of drunkeness and re ceived a fine of ten dollars which he paid. Jose Areva was arrested by the city mar shal and was placed under a cash bond of twenty-five dol lars also on a charge of being, drunk and disorderly. He fail ed to appear thereby forfeit ing his bond. i Tourist Suddenly III While Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Campbell, auto tourists, were dining at the White Grotto Thursday night, Mrs. Camp bell was suddenly taken very ! ill. Dr. Jeffries was hastily summoned and found her in a fainting spell resulting from a touch of tonsilitis and a weak heart. She was taken to a room at the Grand Canyon Ho tel where, after medical at tention and a night's rest, she was somewhat improved. Fri day morning her husband stat ed that he would go on west with her as soon as she felt ab le to ride and hoped that she would improve quickly at a lower altitude. Man Shoots Himself Nasario Valdez, employed at the state road camp west of town, accidentally discharged a 38 Colts automatic Thursday evening, striking himself in the left leg. He was brought to town in an auto and taken to Dr. J effries office for treatment. The doctor found that the srun had inflicted only a flesh wound about midway between the knee and thigh. As no bones or large arteries were struck, the wound will heal rapidly. Rev. and Mrs. W. I. Lowe are entertaining tonight (Friday) at the Methodist Church. There will be a program of speeches and music followed by refreshments.