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Holbrook argus. (Holbrook, Ariz.) 1900-1913, January 26, 1909, Image 1

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No. 43
Murder in Winslow.
Wednesday morning it . was
discovered that a Mexican
woman of the under world had
been murdered in her home in
Mexican town, a suburb of
Winslow, on the south side.
Sheriff Woods was in Winslow
at the time on business and re
ceived the news just as he left
Babbitt Brothers' store. He at
once proceeded to the scene of
the crime and identified the body
as that of Maria Botello.a young
woman who had resided in Hoi
brook for a short time. Me at
once proceeded to make an in
vestigation, but the only clews
were a pair of gloves and two
w hiskey bottles, one empty and
one partly emptied. The sheriff
took these bottles to the saloons
that handle this brand of goods
and then learned who purchased
the stuff. The gloves were later
identified as belonging to the
suspected party. Feeling posit
ive that he was on the right
track Sheriff Woodshired a horse
from Fiank Manifold and start
ed in pursuit of the fleeing fugit
ive. After events proved that
"the reasoning of the sheriff was
It seems that the criminal had
premeditated the murder and
had fastened his saddle horse
near at hand so as to more read
ily make his get-a-way. Woods
left Winslow about three o'clock
in the afternoon, which means
that the fugitive had nearly
twenty four hours the start, for
it had taken some time to get
the certain evidence so as to hot
get off on a wrong scent.
The sheriff knew that' the man
suspected had been working for
Chas. Daze and figured that he
would go in the direction ot Mr.
Daze's sheep camp. Again he
was correct, for after riding
twenty miles and finding no sign
of horse or rider, he went direct
ly to the camp near Rock Sta
tion, where he first got news of
the man wanted. Here the sher
iff was informed by a Mexican
he met one mile from camp that
Marcial Minuer, the criminal,
was in camp and was badly
scared. Woods took the Mexi
can with him back to camp. Be
fore getting quite into camp the
sheriff saw his man on a high
knoll about a quarter of a mile
On seeing the sheriff the fugit
ive dropped down over the hill
on the side towards the camp.
Woods rode up quickly, as he
had learned of firearms in camp,
and when rather close to the
criminal jumped from his horse
and called on the man to sur
render. He at once held up his
hands. and came to where the
sheriff was standing. He was
tied on a horse and the horse led
to Winslow where they arrived
about nine o'clock the same
night. The prisoner has made a
full confession of his guilt, im
plicating no one else.
County Recorder mad'? a busi
ness trip to Winslow during the
Mr. Clarence Spcllmire came
up from Winslow Monday morn
ing on business.
Mr. J. A. Lyons of Winslow
was a Holbrook visitor the fore
part of the week
Claud Youngblood returned
during the week from a business
engagement at Preseott.
Born, January 24-, to Mr. and
Mrs. Spencer Shumway, a fine
boy. Mother and son doing fine.
Mr. Frank George left for
Adamana Friday evening, where
he win l)e employed as carpenter
for a few days.
Rev. Robert Wright of Winslow
preached a very interesting ser
mon to the people of Holbrook
last Tuesday evening.
Mr. Ben First made a business
trip to Albuquerque the fore part
of the week. During his absence
his business is being attended to
by Ben Crosby.
The new business block of
Nuanes & Duran is now about
completed and Mrs. Duran is
now carrying on the restaurant
business in the new building.
Misses Mamie and Barbara
Baca of Heber are in Holbrook
for the past few day:s awaiting
the arrival of their mother from
Phoenix, who is expected to ar
rive here during the week.
Attorney Larson has been in
Phoenix the past week on a visit
to his sick m&ii.ef. The last re
ports are that Mrs. Larson is
much improved and that Mr.
Larson will be back to Holbrook
in a few days.
Mr. W. H. Burgage and Dis
trict Attorney W. P. Geary went
to St. Johns on a trip conbining
both business and pleasure. Mrs
Geary is with her husband on a
visit to her sister, Mrs. F. W
Government Works for
Grazing Industry.
The beneficial results of the reg
ulated grazing were shown in a
decided betterment of much of
the National Forest range, dur
ing the fiscal year 1908. At the
same time investigations in
range improvements through re
seeding, new methods of hand
ling stock, the eradication of
poisonous plants, and the des
truction of prairie dogs brought
important progress toward still
better future use of the Forests
by stockmen.
The development of watering
places is other means that is be
ing pursued to the same end,
while the killing of predatory
wild animals by the United
States Forest Service hunters
saved the stockmen losses prob
ably greater than the entire
amount, paid in grazing fees.
This amount was over $960,000.
Through the enforcement of
quarantine regulations and the
iolbrooK ASt. Johns Whiteriver
Have on hand at all times V
STUDEBAKER Wagons and Carriages
DOUGLAS Men's and Ladies' Shoes
GALLUP Saddles
together with a full line of Dry Goods, Staple and Fancy
distribution of blackleg vaccine
other losses from disease were
Mr. Charles A. Arters ot Wins
low and Miss Elizabeth Lewis of
Flagstaff were married in Hol
brook Friday evening by Pro
bate Judge Smith. The newly
wedded couple will make their
home in Winslow.
Sergt.McAndrewscamein from
Cooley's ranch Sunday evening
enroute to the Philippines. He
leaves San Francisco February 5.
Mr. McAndrews will be stationed
at Manila during his service in
the islands.
Judge Zuck, who has been quite
sick for some time, suffered a re
lapse a few days ago and the re
sult is that he is greatly weak
ened. His condition, though not
considered serious, is causing his
friends much concern. Itis hoped
that a change for the better will
soon be reported and that the
Judge will be out once more
greeting his numerous friends..

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