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Sheriff W. A. Campbell of this
county was in a cussing mood Wed
nesday morning when word came over
the phone from Winslow that three
Colorado horsethioves, two of whom
ho and Deputy Sheriff Howard Ma
rine had captured on Monday after
a long chase, had sawed their way
out of the Winslow jail, stolen more
horses and were on their way back
to re-steal those the officers had ta
ken away from them.
So Campbell sallied forth again
yesterday afternoon to make the cap
ture all over again, knowing that the
desperadoes would likely be in better
shape to put up a fight and would
be more likely to than when they
were captured Monday.
The three men, Charles Fowler of
Montezuma county, Colo., and Win,
Smith and Charles Hudson of Chey
enne, Wyo., last month stole nine val
uable cattle horses from a stockman
named Rice, of Dolores, Colo. They
cut across northwestern New Mexico
into Apache county, this state; then
over into Navajo county, where they
separated, Smith, with three of the
horses going to the Charlie Wyrick
ranch in Navajo county, south of
Winslow, and the other two, with the
other six horses putting up at the
Lew Hart ranch, near Hay Lake, 40-
Register !
Tomorrow, Saturday, is
last day you can register for the
election next month. If you
registered this summer preced-
ing the September primaries, or
if you have registered since, all
right. You can vote on Novem-
ber 7. If not, register before
tomorrow night, or you can't
Democrats kindly requested
not to read above. Republicans
will read, and if not already reg-
istered, join the all good men
and true class at once.
J. B. Quinn. a nineteen-year-old
Greenville, Texas boy, said to have
wealthy parents, was arrested on
Wednesday by City Marshal R. L.
Neill. Quinn, it is alleged, had writ
ten a lot of worthless checks on the
Arizona Central bank, cashing them
with acquaintances around town and
at the stores. He had uttered $140
worth of worthless paper before he
was stopped. His mother in response
to a telegram sent $100 to help take
up the checks and 77111, it is expected,
send more to cover the balance. The
boy was badly scared and it is likely
will not be punished farther after the
checks are all made good. He had for
a time been clerking at Carl Steckel's
trading post on the Navajo reserva
Our hunters haven't lost their en
thusiasm and are getting better re-
suits than at the first of the deer
and urkey season, which opened Sun
day before last
Billy Friedlein, Fred Paul, Pete Sol
berg and Hiram Stowe, roaming
around somewhere between Bull Ba
sin and O'Leary peaks, averaged up
well, Billy getting a small black bear,
Hiram and Fred each a buck, the one
the latter brought down being a huge
13-pointer, and Pete a grouch.
Con Frederick turned up with a ten
, point buck, which either he or Mrs.
" Trederick shot, some says one, some
says another.
Ole Smith and Hazel Hopkins each
realized their deer ambitions.
Wo reported last week that Jim
Warnock and Jim McRae each got a
buck, but we overlooked the fact that
Warnock's buck, on a blind run after
the bullet hit it, lunged past McRae
so close that one of his points carried
away the whole seat of said McRae's
pants. It would take more than said
seat to cover what said McRae said'
Francis Decker seems, proud of the
buck he got.
Frank Samsky and Art Kellenbeck,
sitting on a log, resting, heard an aw
ful racket and dropped behind the
log just as a buck came tearing bv.
One of their shots bursted his heart,
but he ran 400 yards farther before
he dropped. Then they discovered
why his haste. Someone else had just
flanked him with two buck-shot
Billy Beeson, Rancher Lawson and
W. G, Adams each got a turkey Har
ry Carter a tleer.
A. J. Sullivan, T A. Haight and
Fred Browning each got a wild turkey
Sunday. Fred nicked the head off his
bird with a rifle at 300 yards. Sully,
with a shot-gun, pecked the eye out
of his. Haight just ijaturally killed
Joe Schmidt got two turkeys on
,John W. Simpson, reported last
week as having got two turkeys
,makes? several pounds' correction, as
it was a turkey and a deer he got
odd miles southeast of Flagstaff.
Deputy Sheriff Kelly of Navajo
county caught Smith. Campbell and
Marine found the other two horse
thieves pulling and threshing beans
for Hart; Hudson gave up readily.
Fowler refused. Campbell had 'him
covered with a Winchester, and Ma
rine, without pulling his own gun,
backed Fowler up, repeatedly telling
him to put his mitts in the air.
Three times Fowler started to reach
for his hip-gun, each time being
warned that if he touched it he was
dead man. Then Marine stepped in
close, pulled his six-shooter and or
dered: "Stick 'em up, with no more
He "stuck 'em up."
The three men were taken to Wins
low late that night and lodged in the
jail to await the arrival of the Colo
rado officers. The next night they
discourteously left the hoosegow, saw
ing the bars of a window, it is be
lieved with outside help. They stole
other horses and rode hard for the
Hart ranch, where the nine stolen
horses, their Winchesters and a thou
sand rounds of ammunition had been
They had only 35 miles fo go.
Campbell didn't get word here until
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Whut we'd like to know is whether
there's any other city in the United
States with only 4,060 population that
can boast of 3.85 miles of bithulithic
street paving.
Wn Hniiht if-
And from present indications, therejand the opportunity for one there.
will be still more paving done next
year. North Leroux street and North
Humphrey street residents after
speeding along Agassiz street, newly
paved, arc getting ambitious for some
of the same along their, properties.
The present pavfng schedule 'is 'be
ing carneu out wun speea. Agnssiz
finished, two blocks on East Birch
finished, three blocks on North Bea
ver surfaced this week and a likell-
Ihood tha the rest of that street will
oe preuy wen aone nexir weeic con
crete curbs and gutters are laid on
part of the two-block Verde stretch,
and it is hoped to get that paved be
fore winter breaks in. There re
mains, after that, a couple more
blocks on the end of East Birch, a
block on East Cherry and a block on
East Dale, to complete the present
Now if there were one or two
streets paved from down-town to the
camp grounds. But that likely will
come soon. The advantages of the
paving to business, to comfort, to
good looks, to sanitation and to prop
erty values, both on the streets pav
ed and throughout the rest of the
town, are too great to be overlooked.
Flagstaff is growing in liveable
ness and it will keep on growing, fast
Help it grow.
Editor Sam Proctor of the Winslow
Mail, and Dan Glass, a young printer
who has run newspapers and done
printing all over Arizona for the last
100 years or more, were in Flagstaff
Sunday quarreling with the editor of
The Sun over the relative merits of
the two papers and the towns. After
looking the town over a few Editor
Sam concluded to build one just like
it at Winslow. Sam is just like a
lot of misguided fellows, went wrong
when he was young and is still figur
ing on voting a part of the democratic
ticket this fall. He brought our shoes
home they didn't fit him, so he com
plains, after going to all tho trouble
of swiping them from us on the train
coming back from Phoenix, Arizona,
down where they mix politics with
breakfast food. Sam announces he is
going to make a real paper out of
The Mail if he has to hitch an old
"Malley" onto it and set1 'er in italic
Tho bride was charmingly dressed
in red pants.
Yes, it's a fact outing pants, very
red very charming.
They1 were married in Flagstaff on
Wednesday by Justice of the Peace
Bob Kidd.
Her name was Olive Willltts, his
Ira Ton Beebe. She is 28, he 25.
Both are said to be moving picture
people. He admitted it when he gave
his. address as National City, Calif.
She is fr6m Slick, Okla.
Thirty farmers of the Doney Park
section held an enthusiastic business
meeting at Community House Mon
day night. L. E. Johnson president
of the Coconino Farm Bureau Mar
keting association explained the asso
ciation s new contract system, and
with only two exceptions the farmers
present signed contracts to market
all of their potatoes this fall through
the association.
Dr. Mart Fronske was at the Ro
tary luncheon again Tuesday with his
faithful fiddle, and now has been ap
pointed musician-in-chief to the club
by President L B. Koch. His most
intricate work Tuesday was playing
the accompaniment to the duet sung
by Ed and Ray Babbitt as a penalty
for being deer hunting tho meeting
before when they should have been
Confidentially, however, we feel
that President Kcoh made a grave
tactical error when he compelled them
to sing. Being compelled to listen
was so much worse.
Mr. Koch read a letter from the
Mesa Rotary president, Herman Hen
drix, that seemed a sort of defi to
this club to beat Mesa in the dis
trict attendance record this quarter.
Mr. Koch announced that John Brown
was absent in Chicago and Joe Do
lan in Phoenix. Then Frank Chisholm,
chairman for the day, accepted the
gavel and introduced Miss Mildred
Whetzel of the Normal school fac
ulty, who did some wonderful things
with the piano to "The Turkey in the
Straw, which she variationed as fu
neral march, hymn, military march,
modern classic, church chimes and
Dr. Tex Mackey gave convincing
reasons why all Rotary members
should be regular in attendance.
C. B. Wilson told of visits he re
cently made to Rotary clubs in Chi
cago, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Ber
keley. Ho pridefully pointed to the
lxord of the Flagstaff club, which
during its brief existence has started
several big forward movements and
has finished all of them with the sin
gle exception of tho new Oak Creek
road project, which he declared the
club will see is finished.
Of the new city park, the bonds for
which were voted through Rotary in
fluence, he said the possibilities of
the park's usefulness are every day
greater and more numerous. Ho men
tioned the certain need we shall soon
have for an aviation landing field,
Mr. Wilson pointed out that as
(Continued on rage Two)
She's A Raving Beauty!
Turn over the pages in The Sun until you come to the
three-column announcement of the Coconino County Beauty
contest and the State-WideBeauty Contest to follow.
Some Coconino Countybeauty will get all her expenses
paid to and at the big state fair in Phoenix.
Besides, she will get a valuable prize, and she will be one
of thirteen one beauty from each county in the state ex
cept Maricopa to also have a chance at the $500 diamond
The announcement tells you all about the contest how
to nominate, how to vote, how to vote often and fast, how
to get the most votes with .the least trouble.
As the time is short, and as you want your sweetheart
or your sister to win county honors, with almost a certainty
of winning state honors also, nominate her now.
Then vote for her, again and again, and get your friends
and her friends to Vote for her, again and again.
It rests with you who shall be chosen as the most beau
tiful girl in this county.
It rests with her to capture state laurels. And she will.
Never doubt that. Coconino county girls are all beautiful.
The least beautiful among them are fit contenders against
the girls of other counties for state honors.
The most beautiful girl in Coconino county! She's a rav
ing beauty, the most perfect bit of girlhood the Creator
ever fashioned. Dainty, sweet, alluring just wait until
they see her in Phoenix at the State Fair. They'll be al
most ashamed-to offer her the $500 diamond prize. A king
dom, with all its riches, would be more fitting!
Wick Thompson has been appoint
ed game warden in supervision of the
Lake Mary section, and is busy on the
job. Wick is a good man for the
place and will take care of it without
Mrs. O. K. Wagner and another
young woman, both of whom had hik
ed from Rochester, N. Y traveling
4,000 miles in the last few months,
arrived here tho first of the week.
Wednesday night Mrs. Wagner, whose
lungs had been weak since an attack
of pneumonia last winter, had several
hemorrhages. Dr. E. b. Miller was
called to the tourist camp grounds
and on Wednesday arranged for tho
transportation of the two women to
Phoenix and the admission of the in
valid to St Luke's hospital.;
Mrs. Wagner came west on the ad
vice of her physician. She had her
self been a nurse in a tuberculosis
sanitarium and, knowing a good deal
about treatment for the disease, de
cided the outdoor' life and walking
would be beneficial. Her friend de
cided to make the trip with her. They
were picked up just this side of Hol
brook by a man and his wife touring
to California, and brought to Flag
staff. They hope to get to southern
California and as soon as Mrs. Wag
nor ic nrnfn hKIa fn frnvol urill otvn.
Itinue westward, and find work there.
More than ordinary interest is be
ing shown in the great meeting to be
held about the middle of this month
at Lolomai Lodge and which will be
attended by large delegations from
Yavapai and Coconino counties. The
obiect of the meeting is to discuss the
bunding of a highway up the Oak
Creek canyon, a road that will put
Flagstaff, Jerome and Prescott with
in each reach of one another and that
will, it is believed, bring a goodly
percentage of tourist travel through
the Verde district.
Yavapai county has already done
her part of the work by building the
Cottonwood to, Sedona highway, and
Coconino is anxious to do her part,
but is crippled somewhat by lack of
funds and especially by the uncertain
ty as to the exact amount of forest
aid that will be available. The road
from Sedona to the Coconino capital
runs almost entirely through the Co
conino national forest and it is con
fidently expected that forest funds
will be available for the larger part
of the construction cost.
It is believed that the Lolomai
Lodge meeting will serve to clear
away much of the doubt and uncer
tainty that exists and that it will re
sult in the adoption of a tangible pro
gram that will assure the early con
struction of the highway. Notice of
the exact date of the meeting will be
given the moment it is fixed.
It has been felt for a long time
that the Verde district and Prescott
are losing much by the lack of a good
road from here to Flagstaff. There is
an ocean of transcontinental tourist
traffic that would come this way if
we had adequate roads. Thousands
upon thousands of tourists have read
of the Oak Creek canyon, Montezu
ma's Well and Castle, the mines and
smelters of the Verde district, and of
the attractions of Prescott, but when
they get to Flagstaff they are con
fronted with tho indisputable fact that
access to any of these points is diffi
cult by reason of the absence of suit
able roads. They are compelled to
continue their journey to the coast by
the northern route through Ashfork
and Seligman and there is a double
(Continued on Page Two)
- The remains of Aleck R. Owens, a
pioneer of this section who died 23
years ago and was buried near Mor
mon Lake on the ranch now belonging
to Jjm Beauguess, were taken up on
Monday and sent to Denver.
Owens and his cousin, C. S. Owens,
separated after coming together to
this country from Ireland, and it was
at the request of this cousin that the
remains were taken up, to be placed
in a grave beside the one the cousin
has selected to be his own.
Aleck Owens was about sixty when
he died. A nephew of the two cou
sins visited here last year, coming
from Ireland, and had Walter Durham
of Flagstaff show him where his un
cle was buried. Mr. Durham super
vised the opening of the grave on
During his address here last Fridav
night, Congressman Carl Hayden said
that he believed the Oak Creek road
is the most important road project in
the state right now. He and Senator
Ashurst talked it over with the di
rector of the U. S. bureau of public
roads a few weeks ago, and the latter
is greatly interested. Hayden assur
ed the audience that the road would
be finished within, two, years, from
forest funds. . -
This writer found out last Friday
night that there is, after all, some
thing in a name.
For instance, the name of Hunt,
bome by the democratic candidate for
governor of this state.
He hunted for something to say
with which to fill in the time he was
expected to talk something to say
that would sound like he really had
something to say.
He hunted for words to say it with.
For a time, while he carefully stay
ed on the familiar path of the speech
he had memorized, and which, per
haps, he had himself prepared, he
walked along quite smoothly. Not
getting much of anywhere, but still
not tiring himself too much.
But when he reached the end of that
path and was betrayed by an amused
partisan burst of handclapping into
striking out a little farther, he had
to make his own path as he went
along; he had to make impromptu
phrases, spasmodically reaching into
the air for them first with one hand
and then, the other; failing some
times to bring the right word to fol
low the one just uttered; failing of
ten to grasp the preposition to con
nect his phrases; failing to differen
tiate between transitives and intran
sitives, nominatives and potentials,
Early Monday morning Frank Les
lie shot one of his toes off, while try
ing to find a buck killed the night be
fore. In the party were Mrs. Leslie
and her son, George Dent. They went
Sunday to the country north of the
peaks. Frank killed a fine buck in
the afternoon. In the late evening
Mrs. Leslie shot a buck, but it was
60 dark they were unable to find it,
since it ran quite a distance before
The party returned to town about
11 o'clock. Next morning they re
turned to the scene. They had hunt
ed two hours for the deer, when
Frank, carrying the gun under his
arm, muzzle down, accidentally shot,
severing the second toe from his right
foot They came in immediately to
Dr. G. F. Manning.
Mr. Leslie will probably be away
from his barber shop for a week. If
the circulation remains good, there
is hope of keeping the toe fastened
to the rest of Frank.
Special to The Coconino Sun
More than 800 republicans have
been registered in Maricopa county
since the opening of the big drive by
the country central committee last
Saturday it has been announced by F.
N. Holmquist, republican county chair
man, who, with his co-workers is bend
ing every effort to reach the 1000
mark by 5:00 p. m. Saturday, at which
time the registration closes. The pre
dominance of republican registration
since the primary has strengthened
the courage of party leaders. "If the
same ratio of increase in republican
registration can be shown by outside
counties as in Maricopa, there can be
no further doubt of victory by the
forces of industrial peace," saidP. D.
Overfield, chairman of the republican
state committee.
Their many friends sympathize
deeply with Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Chisholm, whose 10-months old baby,
John Samuel Chisholm died yesterday
morning after an illness of ten days.
The little one was born on February
15, this year. The funeral wa3 held
from the residence yesterday afetr-
noon at three, George Thorpe, minis
ter of the Christian church, officiat
ing. There were many beautiful flo
ral offerings, of which Mrs. t,. c
Mills had charge. The pall-bearers
were Clarence Sullivan, C. A. Black,
Bernard Black and Al Kinsey.
"Fire Prevention" week was observ
ed in our schools. At Emerson there
were several fire drills. Friday morn
ing, a false alarm was sounded for
thejbchool. Out came the children, in
perfect order, slowed up so they would
not interfere with each pther in the
hallways, and were out of the build
ing in 30 seconds. In exactly three
minutes after the first fire-alarm
whistle blew, the big fire engine was
throwing a big stream of water on the
school house roof.
With Sheriff Campbell, Under-
sheriff Thompson and Deputies Sher
iff Rudd and Garrett all chasing
horsethieve and Deputy Howard Ma
rine attending the jail, Constable John
Parson had to get out alone yesterday
afternoon after the thieves who yes
terday morning raided John Weath-
erford's construction camp on the San
Francisco Peaks boulevard. TRey got
away with a lot of clothing, blankets
and provisions.
while tenses were mangled and syntax
was knocked all to smithereens.
Then we saw again that he is
rightly named. As a hunter for words
to convey what he tries to think, ho
sure is one G. W. P. in a pod!
Yes, gentle readers all, democrats,
included, of which there were about
as many present as there were repub
licans, it was the night of the demo
cratic rally at Jthe court house, Flag
staff. Tho burden of his talk was
the failure of the bank in Phoe
nix in which had been deposited
$500,000 of the state's money.
Hunt referred to it again and again.
It was his keynote. It was the key
note of each of the candidates who
preceded Hunt.cexcept Congressman
Carl Hayden, and even Hayden, be
trayed into carelessness by hearing it
mentioned so often, himself rounded
a beautiful phrase on it
This failure and the loss of $500,000
of state money deposited in that bank
during the rule of the present repub
lican governor was the piece de desist
ance of the whole feast of words that
Yet, not one of the speakers men
tioned the fact that the money was
deposted in that bank by a democratic
(Continued on Page Six)
A pleasing contrast pleasing
to us in Coconino county is
afforded by the fact that while
cattle on the range throughout
New Mexico are starving by the
thousands for lack of sufficient
range grass, cattle are being
shipped from this county to Los
Angeles to go direct to the pack
ing houses for slaughter. They
were entirely grass-fattened, on
our mountain ranges. Thirteen
carloads were sent from Belle
mont on Sunday, three by the
D-K outfit and the rest by Bab
bitt Bros., and affiliated ranges.
Engineers Baldwin and Reynolds,
representing Burns & McDonnell, the
contracting engineers recently em
ployed by city council to investigate
the various sources of additional
Flagstaff water and to choose the best
source and submit plans and estimates
for the develoument, building a new
reservoir and enlargment of the city
mains, returned to their headquarters
office at Kansas City Saturday night,
having completed the preliminary
field work. It is expected they will
recommend the further development
of Jack Smith springs, present source
of our water supply, and that tho
plans and estimates will be ready
within a few months.
H. W. Dennis, official of the South-
fern California Edison Co., arrived in
flagstaff Tuesday and soon left for
Lees Ferry, where he will remain
about a month, attending to the build
ing ot the new still well to be built
at the expense of the company and
operated by the company in co-opera
tion with the U. H. geological survey.
The well will be of concrete, 4x6
feet and as long as is necessary to
make it, beginning at a solid founda
tion below the river bed and extend
ing out of the water above any pos
sible high water mark. It will havo
an automatic registering device which
will record the amount of water pass
ing that point during each 24 hours.
An accurate record, covering a long
period of time, is necessary in plan
ning the future development of the
The plan proposed some time aco
for the telephone company, the forest
service, the Grand Canyon national
park and the county to share the ex
pense of a telephone line from Flag
staff to Grand Canyon, by way of tho
new Maine-Grand Canyon highway,
has. been dropped and the telcphono
company is stringing a wire from Wil
liams to the Canyon, under agree
ment with the Western Union Tele
graph company, stringing on the lat-
ter's poles. Manager D. S. Gillespio
of Flagstaff, manager of the ex
changes up this way, says Flagstaff
within a few weeks will have direct
phone connection with the Canyon.
One of Lasky's motion picture men
was in Flagstaff part of this week,
shipping from here 100 Navajo In
dians to be used in picture shooting
in southern Idaho, near the Utah line.
The Indians were loaded on the train
here Wednesday morning, the first
time most of them ever had a chance
to ride behind a locomotive. l
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