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Official Stock Paper of Northern
Fine Commercial Printing
Volume XXX
Number 151
Js Largest Weekly Circulation in "
"' Northern Arizona ,
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The following from the Arizona
Gazette is self-explanatory: .
An order requiring that Santa
Fe limited train No. 3, westbound,
receive and deliver passengers at
all stations where it makes regular
stops in Arizona, will be issued
tomorrow by the corporation com
mission. It is expected that the Santa Fe
will immediately take steps to
fight the order in the federal
courts, on the ground that it inter
feres with interstate traffic. Dur
ing the hearing before the corpo
ration commission last week,
Santa Fe attorneys intimated that
such a course would be taken.
Several months ago the Santa
.Fe issued an order that limited
train No. 3, westbound, and No.
4, eastbound, should not receive
or deliver passengers at any point
in northern Arizona except Ash
Fork and Williams. Williams is
the junction point for the Grand
Canyon railway and Ash Fork for
the S. F., P. & P. line-.
Although stops were made by
both trains at Kingman, Seligman,
Flagstaff and Winslow, passengers
would not be taken on at those
points, nor would tickets to those
stations be sold. The Santa Fe
people explained that the order
was made because they wished to
reserve their limited trains for the
accommodation of through pas
sengers, not to handle local trafic.
' There was little complaint re
garding No. 4, as several other
trains travel eastward about the
same time that it passes through
northern Arizona. The denial of
its use to local passengers did not
isenously inconvenience anvone.
t But. with .N0.-3.it was a different
' proposition. It is the only west
bound passenger train on the main
-line of the Santa Fe in the even
ing. Complajnt was made that
.passengers arriving in Winslow
or Flagstaff in the morning could
jnot leave till the next day, though
they might wish tj depart in the
' A hearing was held and the
Santa Fe company made a hard
fight to justify its order, which
fwas generally regarded as retalia
j tory for the passage of the 3-cent
Ifare measure. The corporation
commissioners were not convinced
iof its justice, and will therefore
r.issue uii uiuci icijuiiuiK
an order
that1 it
be rescinded. The order will go
linto effect about ten days after its
L Suffers Loss by Fire
Last Friday evening Wm.
Beeson's engine house and a tank
Fbfgasoline "went up in smoke"
?at their loading and sawing camp,
I a few miles from town. The
I camp is situated close to the rail
J road tracks to facilitate loading,
I and it is thought that sparks from
a passing engine ignited the build
ing, fortunately me camp nau
been "cleaned up" the day pre
vious, and there was little wood in
the yard. The engine, building,
etc., were destroyed. The tank of
gasoline exploded and made a
lively fire for a short tirne. The
loss is probably belweeh $25J
and $300,
Will Issue New Booklet
fhe Sun has begun the work of
I printing the catalogue for the sum
1 mir term of the Arizona Normal
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f SCHOOL 1 lie UUUKici win uc iai-
ger than the one issued last year,
and will be a Rood advertisement
for the school. The Northern
Arizona Normal is growing and
enlarging in more ways than one.
It is keeping abreast of the prog
ress of the northern part of the
state and as an institution of learn
ing is already classed among the
best. The new booklets will be
reaciy W 'distribution in the early
Man Run Down by Train
Last Monday evening a man
named Lucas was struck by pas
senger train No. 3 as he was on
his way home, the accident
occuring at the crossing on south
Broadway. "Dad" Powers and
son W. H. Powers were near
when the accident occurred, and
hastened to the unfortunate man's
assistance. A physician was
hastely summoned and the injured
man was removed to Dr. Man
ning's office where his injuries
were dressed. One leg was ter
ribly mangled, and his head was
severely cut and bruised in several
places. He was removed to the
hospital, where he is being cared
for. No. 3 is a west bound train
and it is thought that as he was
walking with his back to the train
that it struck him before he was
aware of its coming.
Last Monday The Northern Ari
zona Auto Co. began the work of
breakingground for the erection
of a new automobile garage, on
the lots just south of Santa Fe
depot. Teams and men are busy
with the work of excavating and
soon the work of erecting the
building will begin. The build
ing will be large and roomy,
which will make it possible to
care for a large number of ma
chines at one time. Aside from
running a regular garage the fa
mous Studebaker autos will be on
sale. It is the purpose of the
company to render first-class ser
vice at moderate rates and as
"Casey Jones" will be in charge
tof the mechanic.il end of things
it goes without saying that all
work will be done in a thoroughly
workman-like manner.
The new garage will be pushed
to completion as rapidly as pos
sible. Arrested on Fraud Charge
Upon advice from Benson Sher
iff Thos. Pulliam arrested J. W.
Crawford the latter part of last
week. The sheriff came up from
Benson with the necessary war
rant for Crawford and left Sunday
with his man. Mr. Crawford is
charged with fraud in connection
with a cattle deal in the southern
country, but as to the validity of
the charge, that will come out in
the trial.
Apparently through a further
misunderstanding J. W. Crawford
who was arrested at Tempe on a
Benson warrant some time since,
was arrested at Flagstaff Tuesday
on another warrant really a copy
of the first warrant for the same
offense upon which he had been
before arrested, and which he had
straightened up easily the first
time. To be arrested twice upon
the same charge after thinking
everything is all right, made
Crawford decide that he would go
immediately to Benson and see
about the matter, which he did.
Another explanation was made and
if there are any more warrants in
he different, parts of toe State fpr
him on t'ais s.itne charge they will
be called in immediately. The
whole matter was due to misun
derstanding of parties. Crawford
is a successful cattle buyer, and
was on his way to a cattle ranch
ne'ar Flagstaff when apprehended
a second time. Phoenix Repub
lican. '
Presbyterian Church
Services next Sabbath at the
usual hours. .
Sabbath school 9:45 m-
Morning worship it.
Evening worship 7:45. !
Young people's service 7 p. tti.
Friends and strangers welcome
at all services. ,s ,
Mexico City, Feb. 18. Fran
cisco I. Madero has been forced
out of the presidency. He was
arrested at the natio'nal palace
shortly before 2 o'clock this after
noon by General Blanquet. Gen
eral Victoriano Huerta, com
mander of the federal troops, was
proclaimed provisional president.
About the time Madero was seized
by Blanquet, Gustavo Madero,
his brother, the former minister
of finance, was arrested by Gen
eral Huerta, who was dining with
him in a public restaurant.
All members of the cabinet
promptly were placed under arrest
with the exception of Ernesto
Madero, the uncle of the presi
dent, who had the portotolio of
finance. He was apprised of tho
intentions against the Madero gov
ernment and made his escape.
Notwithstanding the fact that
some definite action was expected
today, the coup d'etat at the pal
ace caused a sensation and the
exact status of affairs could not
be ascertained for several hours.
The direct movement against Ma
dero was the result of a plot
which had been brewing since
From the first it had been
khown that General Blanquet was
unwilling to fight. His men were
of the same mind. He held com
plete command over them, and it
was not doubted they would fol
low him in any adventure, which
they did at the national palace
this afternoon. The forces, num
bering 1,000 men, which arrived
late yesterday, sTe sent imme
diately to the- palace, ostensibly
to relieve the reserves there.
Tli- reserves were sent into tlie
field. A n agreement between
Generals Blanquet and Huerta
was reached last night, but the
first intimation that Blanquet's
men had of the new role they were
to play was shortly before suc
cessful stroke was made. Blan
quet drew his men up in order
and ddlivered a stirring speech.
"This inhuman battle must
end," he said. "The time has
come when some drastic means
must be taken to stop a conflict
in which father is killing son and
brother is fighting against brother;
when non-combatants are sharing
the fate of war and all of this
because of the caprice of one
Blanquet then issued orders for
the arrest of the preisdent and
assigned a detachment to duty.
Madero soon was a prisoner in
his own rooms.
One reason given for the atti
tude of General Blanquet from the
beginning was the presence of his
son in the ranks of Diaz.
REV. 0. A.
The Rev. C. A. Foreman, who
has been pastor of the local Pres
byterian church for the past six
months, has been called to Albu
querque, where he will be asso
ciated with Rev. H. A. Cooper in
church and sanitarium work. Rev.
Foreman has won many friends
in Flagstaff during his stay here,
who regret very much that his
departure is necessary. The work
in Albuquerque is such that one
man cannot handle it to the best
advantage, and Mr. Cooper has
called for help. In Rev. Fore
man he will have an able assist
ant. The local church has ex
tended a call to Rev. O. K. Alex
ander, who graduates from the
McCormick seminary of Chicago
in May. Rev. Foreman will leave
after Easter, the 23d of March.
W. H. Sloat of Ignacia, Colo
rado, was visiting Flagstaff the
first of the week.
New Band Leader
Prof. D. T. Stanley of Deming,
New Mexico, arrived in the city
the first of the week, and has been
employed by the Flagstaff band to
teach or instruct the members in
music. The professor comes
highly recommended as an in
structor in band music, and has
just finished an engagement .with
the band at Deming, which was a
very successful one. The boys
are taking a renewed interest in
the band work since Mr. Stanley's
arrival, and it is proposed to make
the Flagstaff band one of the best
in the state. The people of our
city should take an interest in the
band and aid the members in per
fecting an organization of which
we may all feel proud. We have
good musical talent and under
wise instruction will develop
rapidly. The boys intend giving
an open air concert within two or
three weeks.
FOR $20,000,000.00
Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 15. Sen
ator C. B. Wood has introduced
in the senate a bill providing for
the creation of a state reclama
tion service and a bond issue of
$20,000,000 to reclaim arid or
semi-arid lands.
Probably no bill introduced at
this session of the Arizona legis
lature will cause more discussion,
either in the legislature itself or
throughout the nation. It is yet
too early to tell what chance the
measure has of passage. In the
house of representatives Drennan
will make a hard fight for it. In
the senate it will have a strong!
champion in Senator . F. Brown'
of Casa Grande.
The bill provides for the issu-1
f asce of $70,000,000 worth of bonds
by the lunding and loan commis
sion. They shall not bear inter
est of more than five per centum
per annum, or be sold for less
than par.
The bonds shall be sold in
denominations of Si.ooo each as
rapidly as money is needed for
carrying out reclamation projects
the state decides to undertake.
Money raised from the sale of
bonds shall be placed In the state
reclamation fund. This fund will
be under the control of the state
reclamation commission. Section
4 of the bill reads as follows:
"There is hereby created a state
reclamation commission which
shall be composed of the gover
nor, secretary of state, state audi
tor, attorney general, who shall
constitute the permanent members
of said commission, with power to
transact business, and an irriga
tion engineer. The engineer to
be appointed by the governor with
the approval of a majority of the
remaining permanent members of
said commission and the president
or presidents of the board of
directors of each irrigation and
drainage district or districts, who
shall have filed application for
state aid as provided in this act."
The reclamation commissioners
shall examine such project for
which aid is desired. If it is ap
proved, the land owners shall
form an association and issue
bonds. The bonds shall be taken
up by the state at par, out of the
reclamation fund, and held till
they are . worth par in theopen
market. They will bear interest
at a rate of one and one-half per
cent greater than the state's re
clamation bonds.
V. R: N. Greaves has taken the
editorship of the Winkelman
Herald, and will commence at
once in his riew work. The new
editor ot the Winkelman paper is
one of the best qualified men in
this section to handle the paper of
the Winkelman country and will,
no doubt make the paper a credit
to the community as well as a
material help to the section.
The following contribution is
from one who attended the Rodeo,
and who gives his opinions straight
from the shoulder:
The Rodeo is over. An excel
lent array of riders were present
and some good work done but
few people were pleased with the
decisions, the open range men
standing little chance and not re
ceiving a fair appreciation in
Several good men were cut out
without apparent cause and in the
broncho busting the decision was
a joke. Even the judges wrangled
over it for an hour or more before
it was given out.
Northern Arizona boys did not
turn out in great force, as many
were disgusted with last year, but
the few who did enter for the
ntling were almost all in the finals,
and two of them were apparently
dropped without cause, except
they were very good riders and
R. B. Lewis, of Flagstaff, who
broke the worst horses in that
district, was in the semi-finals.
His horse did not pitch. A few
days ago Lewis rode Cyclone"!
to a finish until he fell with him,
but that did not disqualify. An
other man in the semi-finals had a
horse which did not pitch and was
given another show, but Lewis,
who was riding in great form, was
not given a chance. The Yaqui
(Ed Ardunes) of Williams, well
known as a good "peeler" and
winner of second las year, rode
' Hot Foot" and was in the finals
but was not given another show,
although he rode everything slick
and clean.
The decision gave he award to
Hugh Clark first, Art Acord sec
ond. Almost everyone's opinion
gave Acord the preference, but
Bud Osborne did some great
riding and really deserved it, after
the forced elimination of Lewis
and "Yaqui."
The moving picture shows and
circus riders, including a few
heavyweight jockeys took the
other money and prizes in the
,relay, trick riding, etc. The cat
tle cutting contest was another
joke the way jt was worked out.
Episcopal Services
On Sunday in the Elks hall the
following services will be held:
Sunday school 9:45 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon
11 a. m.
Afternoon prayer and sermon
4 p. m.
Lenten services every Wednes
day afternoon at 4:30.
Choir practice every Thursday
evening at 7 o'clock.
Joseph Lyons Meade, Rector.
Last Wednesday evening was a
very pleasant occasion for the
Knights of Pythias and their
friends. It was in observance of
the anniversary of the order that
brought the members and their
frierids together in this most en
joyable social relation. A nice
musical program was arranged,
and it was carried out in the usual
excellent manner. After enjoying
the program it was announced
that one important feature yet re
mained in store tables laden with
good things to eat were groanirfg
under their burden and everybody
took part in these exercises with
a willingness that testified to the
goodness of good things. All
who were present enjoyed the
evenings' entertainmsnt, and only
regret that it is a yearuntil another
anniversary can be enjoyed. The
K. P.'s maintained their reputa
tion as royal entertainers.
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Weather Report
The mean temperature for the
week ending Feb. 19th was5
degrees, 5 degrees above normal.
The highest temperature was J51
degrees on the 15th and the lowest -" '
was '15 degrees on the 19th. -!
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mere was .09 incnes 01 precipuu
inn in n fnriYi nf enmv -t--i -""ST'
Relief Bill
Washington, Feb. 19. A bill
authorizing the payment of $71,
000 to El Paso and Douglas citi
zens for injuries from shots fired
across the boundary by Mexican
revolutionists in 191 1 passed the
senate today. The house still has
to act on it.
Miss Dean a recent arrival from
New York City, now has charge
of Ihe millinery department in
Babbitt Bros, store, and comes
highly recommended as an artist
in her line.
new reseWoFrTs ""
needed improvement
Last year there was much talk
of a second reservoir. Talk was
about all there was to it. The
real necessity of another and
larger reservoir has most forcibly
demonstrated itself again this
winter in closing down the mills,
shutting off the lights after mid
night, and other inconveniences.
The argument against the new
reservoir to the effect that a suffi
cient amount of water could not
be conserved to last through the
usual "frozen" period is not suffi
cient grounds upon which to re
fuse the improvement. A new,
large reservoir, the repairing of
the pipe lines, with necessary im
provements in the water system,
will tide over the period which
has heretofore caused so much
trouble in shortagcof water. The-
growth of the town demands an
improvement in the water condi
tions, and it is hoped that early
in the season the town council
will see its way clear to begin the
work of making the necessary
againstThe pro-
posed lease law
A communication from Corn
ville, Arizona, says:
"A cattle growers meeting was
held at Middle Verde on February
15th. By an unanimous vote the
meeting decided against the pro
posed lease law. Petitions will
be sent to many parts of the state
for signatures, which will be for
warded to our law-makers at
Washington, D. C, and which
will protest against the proposed
lease law on the public domain."
Northern Game Preserve
An interesting measure was in
troduced in the legislature which
creates a game preserve in south
ern Coconino and Navajo counties,
known as the Coconino state game
preserve. The boundaries de
scribed are very irregular. The
boundary begins at the summit of
Baker's Butte, runs northeast to
East Clear creek, down this creek
to the summit of the east wall of
Clear Creek canyon, west across
the summit of Chevellon butte to
the intersection with Chevellon
canyon, thence up the east wall of
the canyon to the junction of
Chevellon creek and West Chevel
lon, up the east wall to the source
of the main creek, south to the
rim of Tonto basin, northeast
along the rim to a point directly
north of Baker's butte, and thence
north to the point of beginning.
This bill was introduced by
Speaker Linney, by request. The
preserve is to be particularly for
the herd of elk being imported
from Wyoming.
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in the first of the week on busi-
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