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is"1 FKe Holbrook Argis HOLBROOn, ARIZONA SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1905. VOL X. No. 2. L. H. TOLFREE Well Known Man Shoots Himself. About 7 o'clock yesterday morning the citizens ot Flagstaff were shocked to hear that Ly man II . Tolfree had shot himself. The news spread rapidly and ex pressions of sorrow came from the lips of all. Charles Dudley, who was do ing some work in the bar room ot the Commercial Hotel, where Mr. Tolfree was sitting in a chair, had just turned his back when the report of a revolver was heard. He turned around and there sat the deceased in his chafr with blood flowing from his head. The bullet entered his temple, destroying the front por-, tion of the head. He never spoke nor moved after the shot was fired. Mr. Tolfree had been a citizen of this city for over eighteen years, and was engaged a large part of this time in the hotel business, and had charge of the Commercial Hotel at the time of his death. He was a man well liked by everybody, as he always had a good word for all whom he met. Deceased leaves a wife here, and two daughters, who live in California, to mourn his untimely death. No cause is known for his rash act. He was a member of the Elks and Eagles lodges. A coroner's jurry was impanel ed who returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from a pistol shot wound inflicted by himself. The funeral will take place from the McMillon hall on to morrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Flagstaff Gem. Inpector W. B. Mansfield, of the United States immigration service, rounded up a bunch of fifteen Japs on the west bound train y esterday arid collected the head tax of $ 2 apiece, which the government imposes on the sub jects of the Mikado, when going through. Tucson Citizen. Jared Porter, Walter McLaws, Hyrum and Elmer Richards, and John Bushman of St. Joseph were here Tuesday and chal lenged the local sports for a game of base ball. Those five looked easy to J. F. Woods and wasn't long in digging out about 15 others, of the same opinion, The Argus force included. The crowd adjourned to the diamond, just west of the courthouse, to settle the master, after three innings the score stood 38 tol, in favor i of St. - Joseph, and no chance of ! evening up, and as all wereprety well disgusted the game came to ;a sudden stop. Among those j who did good work for Holbrook, I never caught a ball or made a tally, were J. H. Divelbess, F. M. Bacca, J. F. Woods, W. II. Daum, W. B. Cross, S. F. Smith, J. II. Scorse, R. D. Greer, J. W. Richards. A teacher who was in the hab it of requiring the young people to write short essays, received the following composition upon hens: Hens are very useful ani mals to pick up cuff buttons, stick pins, etc. They are bigger than a robin, but they cannot fly so high, unless they get s!-airt. They don't gineratly build their nests in trees, but in the hen house, unless it is licy. They eat corn when it is ripe. Hens are a funny beast they don't haft to keep warm; they have feathers. Ma sa's they lay eggs when the price is low. They are quite use ful to make pa swear when he has a nice garden. That's all I can think about hens fortius time, only hens are useful to eat, but they won't hatch after you kill them. J. A. Vail and. George Black, who have been partners in the cattle business, have dissolved, and Mr. Vail has sold to Mr. Black his building and stock of liquors, and Mr. Black has trans ferred his interest in all the stock on the range and ranches to Mr. Vail. Coconino Sun. The official report of the Direct or of Concessions and Admissions of the Louisiana Purchase Ex position, made public, shows that the total recorded admis sions for the period of the Ex position, from April 30 to Decem ber 1, inclusive, was 19,694,855, of which 12,804,616 were paid and 6,890,239 were free. The free admissions included from 20,000 to 30,000 workmen who were admitted daily for sev eral weeks to complete the work of construction of buildings and installation of exhibits. In the recorded admissions Sundays are not taken into account, that day having no relationship to the official admission records of the Exposition. The total admissions at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago were 27,539,041, of which 21,479,561 were paid. A letter received from Burr Porter, at Young, states that they had three rains during the past month and prospects for feed were never better than now. U. S. Soldier an Easy Winner. Married, at Snowftake on Jan. 5th at 7:30 p. m., at the home of Mr,, and Mrs. W. W. Willis, Miss Mary Willis to Mr. S. D. Hens ler, J. H. Willis officiated. The bride is a' well known Snowflake girl and the groom now holds the position of 1st sergeant of troop "M", 5th cavalry. After spending a couple of days visit iting with friends Mr. and Mrs. Hensler returned to Ft. Apache where they will make their fu ture home. Both have many friends here who join the Argus in wishing them a long and pros perous married life. Wedding in Concho. Miss Beneranda Martinez, of Concho, and Mr. Manuel Ruiz, of St. Johus, were married at Concho in the Catholic church Wednesday morning by Father Derichenmont. Both are estim able young people of Apache County. The bride is the beauti ful and accomplished daughter ol Don Evaristo Martinez, one of the prominent sheepmen of Apa che County. Mr. Ruiz who i.K the son of Attorney Alfred Ruiz, is at present the Deputy County Recorder of the County in which he resides. A "fiesta" took place at the residence of the bride, which was followed by a grand ball in the evening. The couple will make their home in St. Johns in the future. The Argus extends congratulations and wishes them much happiness. The Tucson city government have agreed to fix gambling li censes on roulette games at $25 a month, lor all other games in creased accordingly. Liquors of any description will not be tole rated in any building where any game is conducted . All gambling places must be closed at 11 p. m. and remain closed until 6 a. m. Violations of the ordinance will be a heavy fine and imprison ment for sixty days, together with forfeiture of the license. Signal Sergeant Mirch accom panied by Mrs. Mirch arrived here from Cooley's Friday. Mrs. Mirch boarded No. 8 this morn ing for her home in Heber City, Utah. Mr. Mirch will leave in the morning for Alaska. Naco, Ariz , Jan. 4. This town and scene of many escapades not made p ermissisible by the statutes, was agaain the scene of a little excitement last night which isolated the town so far as telegraphic communication is concerned. A band of armed men rode into the town and be- CHALCEDONY. LODGE JO.16,', R. & A; M. . Regular fourth Saturday. Meetings S ov BACH MONTH- L.' E. Divelbess, W. M. . F. M. Zvck, Secy. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. GEORGE P. SAMPSON, IH.YHICIAJ anil 8UHGKON, WINSLOW. :-: ARIZONA. Ciillv from Holbrook and vlolnlf ironipth attended to. , DR. H.L. CHILSUN,. DKNT1ST. IVrumnentJy located nt Wfonlmv,. . Office in Booth Buildintf. ; R.'E. MORRISON; A I'TOUNKi'-AT-IiAW', . Prescott, Arizona. GEORGE H. CROSBY, JR. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. DISTRICT ATTORNEY of APACHE COUNTY St. Johns, Arizona. Speciul attention given to practice in Apache and Navajo Counties. a. f. McAllister, NOTARY PUBLIC,, AND CONVEYANCER. lOt.nitOOK ARIZONA gan shooting volley after volley. Xearly every wire strung on the main street of Naco was cut down by the incessant firing and for several minutes terror reign ed. It is presumed that the act was that of a small band of Mexican roughs who arrived in town too late to participate jn the revelry of the New Year, and who sought to have their own little private New Year celebra tion. The Republican favors state hood, preferring single state hood, of course, but statehood even though it be the jointed article. We are like the father who told his son to make money. He said to make it honestly, i you can;' but make it. SingU: statehood, if 'twere possible; but statehood. A few howling poli ticians, who have fed on pap for years, should not be allowed to stand in the way of advance ment. Gallup Republican. Arizona is to have anothet wonder added to the Grand Can yon and petrified forest. It is the wonderful caves recently found in the vicinity of Jerome. Reports from there are that they may have one time been thf house of worship of an ancient people. Cap Nail and Wallace Riggs passed through Tuesday enroute to Winslow with 100 head of steers, which they will deliver to Walter Durham.