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Volume XXX
Good Itoads Through North Must
Come Through Individual Efforts
of Counties Tourists Bound
to Come our Way
The Molijive County Good Roads
Association at Kingman are en-
thUsiastic for the northern route
and style it "The Santa Fe, Grand
Canyon Needles Route, on the
grandest scenic highway in the
world. The Association, with Dr.
j. R. Whiteside as president, is
sending out the following letter,
asking for the co-operation of other
"The matter of good roads, and
especially this road across the
five northern counties, it seems
to me at this time has a special
interest to us of the north.
I will give you an idea of what
we are doing, and what we hope
5to do: We organized The Mohave
.County Good Roads Association,
and commenced work: Our first
object was to get Needles in ac
"xord with our ideas, so twenty-five
of our business men went to
, Needles, and met with the busi
ness men there, and we found
them in hearty accord, they, or
rather San Bernadino county will
take the road at Topoc and build
it across their county.
I am informed that the Santa
Fe R. R. will make arrangements
whereby machines can be trans
ferred without delay.
Our board ol supervisors has
called an election to vote $100,000
worth ot bonds, for the building
of this road across the county.
VAt a meeting of our association
held the evening of the 8th, when
we had some of our Prescott
"friericls"J,'with ,(is, the discussion
brought out the necessity of hav-l
inp'an nrirnnizntinn. thp fivp nnrlli- f
ing'an organization, the five north
ern counties participating in the
organization. It was decided to
call a meeting, to be held here in
Kingman on the 28th of this
month, when such an organization
could be perfected, and various
matters of interest discussed, that
would be beneficial to all. This
would also give us some unit of
action in the matter of building
and hastening this work toward
The plan was further adopted
to take the train here the evening
of the 29th and go to San Berna
dino, there to hold a meeting with
those of like kind on the 30th,
this meeting to be thoroughly re
ported. This seems to me would
give us some good advertising
and would be beneficial in the
east. I have made arrangements
for a round trip fare from King
man of one fare and a third, and
have also asked for two Pullman
sleepers to be placed on the siding
here for our use.
I have written Col. Twitchel of
Los Vegas, N. M., to be present
at this meeting and address us on
this Historical route. He is a
very interesting and instructive
I have written to men in each of
' the four counties and asked them
to participate in this meeting.
I hope that you will interest
your people, and have a good
delegation presentl
I should appreciate an early
answer, indicating your views in
this move, and the number from
your county that will likely at
tend. Yours Respectfully,
John R. Whiteside.
Mrs. Carrie O'Brien Dead
Mrs. Carrie O'Brien died last
I Friday evening at the home of her
mother, Mrs. George McCormick
of tuberculosis.
I Miss Carrie Savage was born
f 29 years ago at Coyoto, Garfield
f county, Utah, and was first mar
Lried'to JohnSawyer . who died
about three years ago. She had
one son by this marriage. About
two years ago she was married to
Luke O'Brien at Bellemont, whose
sad death occurred a year ago this
She contracted the desease from
iter first husband and for the past
year has gradually failed until
death came Friday. She had been
living at Mesa but returned the
week before her death. She was
a dutiful wife and mother never
complaining of the sad lot of her
life, and a young woman who will
be greatly missed by her loved
ones. She leaves a mother and
one brother.
The funeral services wtre held
at the M. E. Church Sunday after
noon, conducted by Rev. Robert
Wright and the remains laid to
rest beside her husband in the
Catholic cemetery.
The shortest period for cutting
ever specified in a big timber con
tract, approved by A. C. Ringland,
district forester, is placed upon
the Flagstaff Lumber Manufact
uring Company. The contract
was approved Monday.
The company will cut four and
a half million feet and it has only
one year to complete the work.
The Flagstaff people will begin
I at once. They will cut in the
Coconino forest, eight miles south
of Flagstaff. The company now
is cutting timber on privately
owned land.
A policy recently, adopted by
the forest service gives contractors
long periods to cutbig timber
privileges. The length of the
Flagstaff contract means that the
company will have to work fast,
Albuquerque Journal.
f ) J HJK OF
On the charge of killings range
cattle belonging to other parties,
Wilce Crockett, James McKelvey,
Henry Pitman and Robt. Wagner
were declared not guilty Wednes
day evening by a jury in the Su
perior court.
The charge brought against the
prisoners was for having killed a
steer near the John Woody ranch
last fall and having divided it
among themselves. The case was
a hard fought one, taking a part
of two days before a jury was
finally agreed upon. Late Wed
nesday afternoon the jury brought
in a verdict of not guilty and the
men were freed.
The case against the American
Placer Mining company for wages
due men employed by that com
pany at L"e's Ferry is now on
trial before a jury. From present
indications it will take sometime
to reach a verdict.
Weather Report
The mean temperature lor the
week eriding Jan, 8, 1913 was 18
degrees. The highest was 60 on
the 3rd and the lowest was 18 be
low on the 7th. The week was
characterized by the coldest wave
of the winter which continued
through the 5th 6th & 7th. There
has been but a trace of precipi
tation and the days have been
largely clear.
The mean tempeature for the
week ending Jan. 15, was 18 de
grees. The highest was 47 on the
13th and the lowest was 23.4 be
low, on the nth. Precipitation
was 41 inches in form of snow.
The week was characterized by
much cloudy weather and the
coldest wave of the year. The
snow was very dry and lay about
one foot in depth.
Mr. R. R. Hill, of the" grazing
division of the Forest Service,
was ordered in to Washington
and left Wednesday night for the
east. He will probably spend the
winter there going over grazing
matters with forest chiefs.
Examination of Uody of S. H. Sa er
Found at Dead Man's Flat Shows
Conclusively Murder Was Done
A close examination of the body
of S. B. Sayre, the dead man
found last week in Dead Man's
Flat twenty two miles north of
Flagstaff on the Grand Canyon
road, proved conclusively that he
had been foully dealt with and his
body left by his murderers. There
was a bruise over one eye that
produced a blood clot on the brain,
a broken rib and a vicious knife
wound in his heart. His clothes
were buttoned over the wound,
even to his undershirt, being
postive proof that he was stabbed
after being knocked senseless, his
clothes buttoned up and his body
dragged away from the road. It
is probable that the murderers
were surprised or warned of the
approach of some one, or the body
would have been taken to a more
secluded place. It was found
within fifteen or twenty feet of the
road, and frozen stiff. A bottle
of carbolic acid and a bottle of
morphine were found near him.
There was no evidence of a strug
gle and it was late at night when
the body was brought in by the
officers. The following day a
heavey snow fell preventing any
further examination of the lo
cation. Sayre was a son of S. R. Sayre,
president of a local bank at
JOdebolt, Iowa, and had been in
the west some time. It is sup
posed he came east on this trip
from Los Angeles. A card was
found in his possession with the
name "H. L. Armstrong," giving
an address in Los Angeles. From
this he was traced to Audrey,
Arizona, where he wired his father
for money. He received the
money pt Williams, amounting to
$35. After receiving this money
he left for Grand Canyon, made u
few purchases there and left, prob
ably for .Flagstaff as he was seen
jat Campbell-Francis cow camp
and at Hugh Anderson's camp
about January 4th. The body
was found on the 8th., James
Baugess says he saw the body
when passing and thought he saw
the man move when he spoke to
him, but it may have been the
wind that moved his clothing. He
informed Alex Chishblm who came
to town tp inform the authorities.
The motive for the deed isa
deep mystery, for the young man
was a total stranger, temperate
and with but little money. Three
dollars in change was found in
his pockets, money which he had
received at Verkamps store at
Grand Canyon. There was no
evidence of a camp fire, though it
was cold and he had matches with
The men who saw him at the
cow camps say he acted rather
strangely and seemed to be afraid
of something.
His father arrived from Iowa as
soon as he was notified of the
death ot his son. He said the
young man had no enemies that
he knew of and was totally unable
to account for the murder. He
took the remains back with him
to Iowa for burial.
St. Johns Jan. 13th, 1913.
Coconino Sun: will 'give you a
few items to let you know I am
not dead.
The annual meetjng( of the
Apache County Live Stock As
sociation was held on the 10th
inst. A very good attendance
was had considering the cold
weather. We had a very good
meeting, and several new mem
bers were iniated. Among them
were O. L. Hart, Almon Riggs,
McKay Land and Live Stock Co.,
and others.
The officers elected for the fol
lowing year are: Fted T. Colter,
Springerville, president; Almon
Riggs, Concho, vice president;
Henry J. Piatt, treasurer and
Monico Garcia, secretary.
There are now two inspectors
in the district employed jointly
by the Association and the San
itary Board at a salary of Sioo.
Fred T. Colter was selected to
meet with the Arizona Cattle
Growers Association at Phoenix,
and also with the National As
sociation at Phoenix, Arizona.
SevertU large deals of cattle
have been made recently among
which artt Alma Davis to Henry
. PJatt.Till stock cattle. J.J.
Karnes has disposed of his stock
interests to John H. Greer and
Ernest Shreeve and will leave
for Texas shortly, the home of
his nativity.
J. A. Mineer. and J. R. Overson
purchased the valuable Mineral
and Swinburne ranches, together
with the cattle thereon from Dese
derio Ortega. These are the best
ranches in the county.
W. L. Piatt and Seth Russell
have purchased the cattle of
Armijo Bros.
Several Deals in valuable town
properties have recently been
made, among them being J. B.
Petterson to Hamblin. S. C.
Carrillo to Gilbert E. Gieer, lot
on commerical street and it is
rumored that a large store will be
erected on the last named site.
The next meeting of the Live
Stock Association will be held in
Springerville, March- 1st, 191 3.
J Engineer H. H. Burrell, of the
office of Public Roads, Washing
ton D. C, delivered an interesting
and an instructive lecture Saturday
evening to those interested in the
improvement of the public high
ways. I His illustrations were convinc
ing and shed much light on the
problem of making good per
manent roads.
The lecture was attended by a
good gathering of people and in
his talkt Mr. Burrell convinced
those present that there was a
general movement all over the
country and all that was needed
I was a concerted effort of the
1 people, a getting together on the
,main idea.
J. Chavez and C. Hernandez
two Mexican laborers working
with the powder gang employed
by the L. J. Smith Construction
Company were killed Wednesday
morning near Cosnino by the ex
plosion of dynamite.
Chavez was killed instantly by
a rock being blown through his
body; Hermandez lived a few
hours with his head crushed, ex
posing brains.
A blast had been set off by the
foreman a short time previously,
but two charges failed to explode.
After warning them to stay away
from the holes, he went back to
camp after some needed supplies.
While the foreman was away the
men started digging out the holes,
one of them struck it with a pick
causing the disastrous explosion.
Judge Harrington held an in
quest which resulted in a verdict
of accidental death, caused by
carelessness on the part of the
men killed.
Mrs. Nicholas Kunzclman Dead
Mrs. Nicholas Kunzelman pas
sed away at her home in Flagstaff
last Monday evening, aged about
45 years, after an illness of several
months. She has had a compli
cation of diseases, rheumatism
eventually set in and she has been
unable to leave her bed since that
Mr. and Mrs. Kunzelman came
to Flagstaff about two years ago
from St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Kunzel
man has been employed in the
Babbitt packing plant.
The funeral services were held
in the Catholic church Wednesday
and the remains interred in the
Catholic cemetery.
M. E. Church Services
Sunday school, 9:45 a. m.;
morning worship at' it o'clock;
Epworth League, 6:30 p. m.;
evening worship, 7:30 o'clock.
Prayer meeting Bible study Wed
nesday, 7:30 p. m.
A cordial invitation is extended
to the public.
Roiiert E. Wrioht, Pastor.
Last Tuesday evening the Royal
Neighbors of America, the ladies
auxiliary of the Modern Woodmen
of America, gave a public installa
tion ol officers at the lodge room
in the town hall building. The
ladies demonstrated the fact that
they were up on their retualistic
work to a most excellent degree.
The installation was a very im
pressive one. The floor work of
the team was all that could be
desired, and each member per
formed her part in a faultless
After the installation of the offi
cers for the ensuing year, the
"past marshal," Mrs. Kester,
presented the " "past oracle,"
Mrs. O'Fanel with a handsome sil
ver card tray as a token of esteem
and appreciation, and retiring
officer were so deeply impressed
that words failed to express her
feeling. After- the presentation
of beautiful cut flowers to two of
the retiring officers, a recess was
The Flagstaff Lodge of Modern
Woodmen of America were on
hand for installation services, and
while the "choppers" were not so
well drilled in floor work, the in
stallation was impressive and
good. The officers installed by
the Woodmen were as follows:
Edward F. Honn, consul; Wm.
Beeson, advisor; D. R. Cooper,
banker; John Zalaha, clerk: A. S.
Curtis, watchman; Henry F.
Hunter, secretary; J. H. Craw
ford, J. M. Clark, C. B. Wilson',
trustees.- i'S 'l'.
A recess was declared by the
consul and the members, with the
Royal Neighbors and their invited
guests, repaired'to the Confection
Den, where refreshments were
served and which were enjoyed by
all. The event was a very pleas
ant one, and will long be remem
bered by both the membership of
the two lodges and their friends.
Commercial Dining Room Opened
The Commercial dining room
was opened up this week under
the management of J. M. Shep
pard, the colored caterer well
known to all old times residents
of Flagstaff. New, neat, dean and
cooking that will please the most
fastidious. Special rates to re
gular borders. Jan. 17-it
Presbyterian Church
Services at the usual hours next
Sabbath school 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship 11 o'clock.
Evening worship 7:30 o'clock.
Bible class in study "of Book of
Job, Tuesday evenings at the
Prayer meetings every Wednes
day evening.
Strangers and visitors always
C. A, Foreman, Pastor.
Flagstaff Citizen Honored
Mr. M, I. Powers was honored by
by the National Wool Growers
Association at their annual meet
ing in Cheyenne last week, by
being elected vice president. Mr.
Powers is secretary of the Arizona
Wool Growers Association and
one of the best informed men in
the business. His ability brought
the honor to Arizona.
Fire at Ash Fork
Friday night's fire at Ash Fork,
caused the loss of over $2,000 in
fuel and other oils that went up
in smoke. The cause of the burn
ing of the building where these
commodities were stored, was not
learned, but is believed to be due
to hoboes who were passing
through to the coast. The build
ing was isolated from other Santa
Fe property, or else the damage
would have been heavy. The fire
attracted very much interest from
the magnificent illumination
afforded, and no effort was made
to extinguish it. Prescott Journal
Numberlp & '
Big Hearted Flagstaff Man
Phoenix has not all thel big
hearted people of Arizona, asHvas
demonstrated this morning when K
a letter was received by the Demo
crat from J. E. King of Flagstaff,
inclosing a sum of money Ifee
turned over to little "Red" Arons,
the Democrat newsboy, of whom
mention has been made several
times recently in this paper.
Resolutions of Condolence
Whereas, deep
the heart of our
mourning fills
brother E. M.
Tackett, in the
loss of his only, ' '
brother whom the Angel of Death
called to his long home; and
Whereas, a shadow has 1 fallen
on our hearts because of this sore
offliction; therefore, be it
Resolved, that we extend to our
bereaved brother our deepest
sympathy and prayer that the God
of all mercy and grace may com
fort him in his great sorrow.
Resolved, that a copy of these
resolutions be presented to
Brother Tackett, that the same be
spread upon the records of Moun
tain Lodge No. 15, Knights of
Pytheas, and published in the
Coconino Sun. - '
R. J. Kidu
F. O. Allen
! F. W. Perkins
Resolution of Condolence i
Whereas, the dark messenger
of death from the Great Beyond
has entered the home ol our
brother, Charles Heston and re
moved therefrom to the mystic
lands of the hereafter his beloved
wife, the dearest treasure of his
heart; and,
Whereas, in the death of"h"is
wife, he has lost a tender, loving
companion, we grieve for him
in his irreparable loss; therefore,
be it
Resolved, that while we bow
our heads in humble submission
to the all-wise will of the Creator,,
we tender our sincere sympathy ,
to him in this his hour of great
breavement, and be it further
Resolved, that a copy of these
resolutions be given Brother
Heston, that they be spread upon
the records of Mountain Lodge
No. 15, Knights of Pythias and
published in the C,oconino Sun.
F. W. Perkins '
R. J. Kidu
F. O. Allen
The Faternal Brotherhood has
a live lot of members and the
ladies and gentlemen of that
fraternal organization believe
thoroughly in having a good time.
Last Tuesday evening the new
I officers of the Brotherhood were
'installed at the Elks hall, and
j following the ceremony a delight
' ful banquet was indulged in by
the members including speeches
and other entertainment.
The young and vivacious girls
of the Whittier, California, reform
school all started to leave home
because a favorite matron of the
institution was discharged. This
is a a warning for our employees
at the state guest house at Flor
ence they should be courteous
and respectful at all times to their
guests or discharged immediately.
Chas. H. Adams, clerk of the
superior court, was a business
visitor in Williams Tuesday after
noon, coming down to attend the
annual meeting ot the board of
directors of the water company.
"Cupid" was hqnored by being
elected treasurer ot the company
for the ensuing year. Williams
Mr. E. B. Hocker, time keeper
and general paper manipulator at
Winona for the L. . Smith
Construction company, was in the
city Tuesday from that camp. He
says double track work is moving
along in fine shape. It willbe
well into the summer months be
fore they will move camp.
Mr. W. H. Timmerhoff, form
erly a prominent business manof
Flagstaff, was recently elected
mayor of Prescott by a handsome
majority. All old Flagstaffresi
dents may now secure the free'dom
of the cityol Prescott witlfbut
little trouble.
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