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Tle Hollbrook Argis A VOL, XI. HOLBBOOH, ARIZONA SATURDAY. JANUARY 20. WO5: J 0 No. a 7 LOCAL FIELD.... Items of Interest Picked Up ByAROUS Reporters in Hotbrook and Vicinity. "Col. M. R. Tate was a visitor here Sunday. Sam Smith went to Snowflake Wednesday. Sheriff Houck and Ed Barge man were visitors here Tuesday. ' J. W. Richards went to St. Joe on business Thursday. Sheriff Houck and Dist Atty. Gearv are here on official busi ness today. H. B. Smith is visiting with his family in Snowflake this week. j VV. L. Burton, traveling sales man for Simmons Hardware Co. is interviewing our merchants today. Soldiers on the pay escort report there is 24 inches of snow at Cooky's. R. C. Creswell came up from Winslow Monday on official business. V Fred Leffin's bridge gang have been repairing the Railroad bridges near here this week. John Bushman Jr. was here jfrom the Headquarter ranch last Monday. Ben Williams the well known Indian trader was here Wednes day. A car of Portland cement, for use in constructing the dam at Woodruff was unloaded here Wednesday. For the past two days we have have had regular March weath er, cold and windy with light 6howers of sand. B. F. Buttler, a prospector from the Goldfields section is here this week consulting with Ken neth Jackson. Mrs. D. G. Harris, of Sturges, S. D., arrived here Wednesday morning on a visit to her daugh ter Mrs. J. F. Wcods, Ed Gardner and Kenner Kartchner passed through here yesterday on their way to Nava jo to furnish music for a dance at that place last night. The Whites Vantriloquist Co. performed before a large and ap preciative audience last night. They will also appear again this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Jack son and Chas. E. Whittemore and daughter arrived here yes terday from Lyndon, Kansas. They will leave in a day or two for their ranch at ShowLow. From the records of the obser vation station here we learn that the rainfall in this section of the territory, along the valleys of the Puerco and Little Colorado rivers, averaged 8Vz inches for the year 1905. Lee Newman passed through here today on his way to Cheve lon to measure the water in that stream. Lee says the citizens of Woodruff are working on their dam and some have hopes of get ting it in in time to raise a crop. Lieut Raysor in command of the pay escort arrived here' Thursday. On account of the, bad roads they brought a pack ; train instead of the ambulance! and mess wagon they usually! have. Mr. and Mrs. C. Hess, Mr. and ; Mrs. J. F. Woods, Miss Zilpha! Garvin, W. H. Clark and A. F. ! McAllister went to Winslow Thursday , to .-attend the Elks Banquet held there that evening. All have returned and report having had a fine time. This will be a favorable spring season for planting, and all other farm operations in the Little Colorado Valley. There is a fine season in the ground, arid little if any irrigation will be necessary until after the first early crops are gathered. The severe snow storm recent ly experienced in this county will prove a great blessing for the stockmen, the melting snow is penetrating the ground, giving life and strength to the grass roots which insures a magnifi cent spring and summer pasture, and all the water holes and lakes throughout the range are filled to overflowing. Engineer H. S. Reed of the Rec lamation Bureau who is engaged in measuring the flow of the streams in this valley has been called temporarily to Phoenix on business but will return in & few days and resume his work at Chevlon Fork. Julius Krentz has been delayed by the stormy weather in the work of putting in his dam at the mouth of Chevlon Fork the dam is designed to furnish water for Mr. Krentz's farm near Wins low. The old dam was washed out by a flood about two months ago. r HOLBROOK DRUG STORE C. HESS, JR., Successor to F.J. WATTRON, ....DEALER IN v... DRUGS, MEDICINES, PROPRIETARY ARTI CLES, WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS. NICE ASSORTMENT FRESH CANDIES Fresh Fruit in Season. Careful and Prompt Attention Given . Mail Orders. THE BIRDSEXL WAGON "THE WORLD'S BEST" j& The Cushioned Double Tree Saves The Horses Shoulder. WHITNEY COMPANY Wholesale Distributors For New Mexico and Arizona Write for wholesale prices on PLOWS and otlier Farm Implements. The Largest StocK West of Kansas City. 113-115-117 SO. FIRST ST. 401-403 NO. FIRST ST. Albuquerque, New Mexico.