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i it VOLUME ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1900. i & NUMBER 10 A. & B. SCHUSTER, GENERAL MERCHANT HOLBROOK, A. T. Carry is. Steele a. Ranch and General Supplies. . Befr(v purchasing: elsewhere get our Px-Ices, CM. & General Merchants, St.. Johns & Springerville 4. Keep Only the Best at LOWEST CASH PRIC Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes ' FIRSTCLASS ESTABLISHMENT. The Bank of n tjl m mm mam SEAtSiIN FOREIGN EXCIIAN jE and issues letters of credit. ? , '4 Solicits Accounts and Offers to Depositors Every Facility Consistent with Profitable Banking. ' DIRECTORS: . , MSV OTKRO. President. J C RALDRIDGE. Lumber. W. C. LEONARD, Capitalist. B. P- SI HUSTER, Vice President. A. KISEM ANN, Eiscmann Bros., Wool . wc STRICKLER Cashier. A- M. BLACKWELL, Gross, Blaekwell & Co. . Grocers. H. J DMEES0N. Assist, Cashier. W . A . JIAXWJSLL, Wholesale Druggist . Depository for AtchTsofijTnpeka & Santa Fe Railway: FIRST NATIONAL BAN ' United States Authorized Capital Paid in Capital Surplus TRANSACTS A GENERAL Joshua S. Reynolds : , 0 W. Floarnoy . Frnk .McKee M A. H&wks -Depository o the Atchison, Topeka & " . GUSTAV GENERAL riiagei"villes -AjriLa 5 eep constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of tary Goods, Groceries, Hardware, And everything usually found in a First-Class Establishment. Any article not stock will be furnished" on special order and on short notice. THE ST. JOHNS D SPECIALTIES: CHOIGB ramiy Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, And Queensware. OUR P sell our rn "2 s ani Complete lAne 1 H, Li; Quality of s Commerce k n n tr Depository.- S500,000 150,000 50,000 BANKING BUSINESS. .President Vice President r "Yk8 1 BJ Assistant Cashier Santa Fe and Santsf.Fe Pacific railroads. . BECK i DEALERS IN ZDZRATO-S 8x Medicines. Genera! Merchandise School Supplies, stationery , M FANCY TO !LEf Articles. ST. HBP! MUil RICES erchandiae. ST. JOHNS HEKALD. Published, every Saturday PERKINS, Publisher & Proprietor Eatered in the Postorlice at St. Johns as second class matter. v SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year ,$2.50.- Six months $150 Three months fll'OO ADVERTISING RATES. 1 inch 1 mos. $1. 2 mos. .$1,50 3 mos. $2. 6 mos. $3. 1 year $5. 2 inches 1 mos. $1,50 2 mos. $2,50,r3 mos. $3. 6 mos. $4,50 1 year $7,50. Rates on large contracts given on' apr plication. The following is a part of Bro. Young's ideas on conservation of water, etc. Joro. Young edits the Williams news, and makns it spoak plain on all subjects. But it's a book education ex- clusivoly. They may know every thing in thai line from zero to the cal- culus and are literary from Alpha to Omega, but when it comes to the necessary and broad fundamental education which retards or puts the world forward, one might throw a torn cat thru their brains and h e couldn't scratch an origional idea. They are 'worse than some of the artint.s on Harper's Weekly, whoso pictures of western scenes would make one bcliove their knowledge of the west has been absorbed from some yellow backed novel-written by a diseased mind that never soar ed bej'ond the limited confines of ts birth. These are the fellow3 who are continually howling the effect of forests on the water supply. If there be any effect at all it is atheo- ratical one, not a practical one. Every person wishes to soe a por tion of the forests protected, for they are the beauty of a country. So far as tho wishes of the writer is conserned, if ho wero alowed to make the iaws, it would bo a poual offence to cut any trees within a certain number of miles of any rail. road or wagon road, or any public highway of any kind. Not -that it effects the rainfall, but that it would bo a source of pleasure and comfort to the traveler- Thousands ot lives and millions of dollars have been destroyed this year in texas and part of Old Mexi co, and any man who has over been in any of, the places knows that in all the ulaces there s not a forest in sight. The drought in the west and southwest is universal, aua many, fact, most of tho places most vitally effected, are surrounded or contingent to oxtensive forests. The rain and snow fall everywhere from the Eockey mountains west in the United States and northwest iUexico for the last six years, has in no instanco been adequate or up to the average. Why not look the matter in tho face and tell the truth about it? Whore's tho use ot lmag- nining a lot of hoairbramed theo rics and working on the feelings of a lot of excitable and unexerienc ed people to recruit a lot of lollow ers from? The damage to the west and southwest has been great, in fact immense, for tho storage of water has caused limited operations where business devlopment would have scarcely had a limit with plenty of water, and in all the other ways that lack of water pan, has been a detri mont. Why, the rain and snow fall has been tielow the standard for the oast five or six Years, makes tho man just as rcdiculous as the man would be who is fool-hardy enough to try to explain why it was freezing cold inTexaslastMonday and sult ry hot in some northern states or tho following becomes who tries to tell you how the Grand Canyon of Aaizona was formed Those who have ever seen the Grand Canyon and tried to understand how it was formed, and they who have read the geogo logical and and other scientific yieorjesadvanc ed, must agree with me, if their menial equlibnum iswell balanced, that, the more a man tries to ox plain how the canyon was formed the bigger ass he makes of himself. Tho individual who attempts to explain what effect rain and snow fall, makos just as big an ass of himself. God Almighty, by and thru his laws, first created and never changed, runs that part of j the universal machine. It's out of mans sphere and province, and if it had been intended thata man should govern that part of the universal plan, his creator would have made man more of a fog and not so much wind Eight here some genius will undoubtedly spring the desert the ory. If space permitted that theory is easily exploded. We have al- Iwaysc-nderedhowman cauld have the nerve to spring such a "nutty theory" ona thinking (?) world Nov while this schemer and that theorist are breaking their necks tov hold a soft govenment job and the people of diffent sections here and also east are pitted aganst one an other, great good in other ways is resuthng from this lack of water. It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. " She , is more than that. She is the mis tress which whips individuals, com. nunities nations and empires into lino to mako inviolable and per ma" nant the. laws of self preservation. No orebut the government can undertake the stupenduous work of government reservoirs. The people are slowly but surely solving the problem, especially in Arizona. Artesian wells are being sunk and successfully in southern Arizona. Springs and reservoirs will be the solution in northen Arizona on tho plateau until some one comes along with money and nerve sufficient to sink thru the volcanic cinders? which are found at depths varying from 60 to 80 feet. Upon the com. pletion of tho present reservoirs now under construction in Williams, tho water question for sometime to r.nmfiAvin have been settled, for when tho present huge reservoirs now under qrocess of construction hv Daufman and Arev and bagi- j naw and Manistoo lumber company are completed the storage reservoir capacity will have been increased from about ono billion fifty million to nearly, if not. over on e billion four hundred millions of gallous. This with well supply for domes tic uso will make with all reser vois full an unfailing water supply. P 0 S T E LECTION FOOLISHNESS. We note with -satisfaction that the public is wearying of the cheer, ful idiots who make grotesque election bets and that the extreme ly gilly preformunces which the losers are required to undertake are meeting with small encourage ment. The right of a man to make a fool of himself is probably in alienable. Equally so is the right of any two men to agree that under certain circumstances one shall do this for the amusement of the other. j No less inalienalble, however, i3 the right of the public to the use ot the streets and highways for the egitimate purpose for which they are provided and maintained ; and the man who, in the payment of an AW.t.inn bet. seek to monopolize a street or other public place for any such purpose as trundling another man about in a wheelbarrow or its equivalent, has only himself to blame if he is hustled, guied, pelted with dissagreeable missiles, and generally reminded that to answer a fool according to his ' folly has high and ancient sanction. The man who aggrees, if his favorite candidate is defeated, or his plural ity prognosis is in error, to turn his garments inside out, don his wife's bonnet, and ride backward on a a mule from City Hall Park to Union Square preceded by a gutter band, may think he has promised to do something prodigiously fun ny', but he is mistaken. It is not funny at all, but only severe to make the judicious grieve. But there is another and better reason for discouraging such ex hibitions.' As giving occasion for post-election jubilation they are,in "a small wav, mischievous. When i the account, is -finished' the tally verified, and the result announced and accepted, those moved to in dulge in noisy and unseerrity rejoic ings would do. well to. consider wheather it is not in bad taste, at least, to do that which gives need less offense to those who find the result profoundly disappointing. It is the part of good citizenship to take political victories, like those of ciyil war, thankfully, it may be but without unseemly rejoicing; to remember that the defeated party represents one phase of public opinion on the great National issue and to permit the wounds of defeat and disappointment to heal by first intention. No one object very seriously to theshouting and horn blowing of election night, when some exuberence of enthusiasm is expected, hut that should end it. Uur people were very generous nv victory and patient jn defeat at the polls.and the sooner the banners aretakendown, the litter of the booths swept up, and the head quarters surrendered, the better. While prosperity-which, to borrow the eloquent words of an esteemed contemporary, "has been and is now rampant" continues tn ramp, self-respecting and sensible people can find more profitible occupation than making specticles of them selves or encouraging others to do so. New York Times. Discussing! thesituation gener ally, Bradstreel's says : Election results and lower temp eratures have, cfcourse, been the feature this week, thejone infusing the commercial and financial world with confidence in the stability of business and of values, so far as they could be affected by a change of administration, while the other has decidedly improved the distri bution wf heavy Fall and Winter goods at retail, thus furnishing a much-needed stimulus to a branch of business which has suffered from unseasonably wormf weather. McKinley's plurarity in the repub lican states is 1,460,327; Bryan's plurality in the democratic states is 615,316. The plurality over Bryan is 845,011. The highest previous plurality, that of grant in 1872 was 763,001. The plurality of the popular vote secured by William McKinley in his second successful contest for ths presi denc' of the United States far ex ceeded any that has ever been given a candidate for the office. It tops his own plurality of 566,749 in 1S96 by 218.262 votes, and ex ceeds that of General Grant in 1872. Journal Miner. The Light of the World, or Our Saviour in Art, Cost nearly $100,000 to produce. Con tains nearly 100 full-page engravings of our Saviour and His Mother by the world's greatest painters. True copies of the greatest Masterpieces in the art galleries of Europe. Every picture is as beautiful as a runrise over the hill tops. Contains description of tho paintings, biography of the painters, the names and locations of the galler ies in Europe where the originals may be seen. Also contains a Child's De partment, including a Child's Story of the Christ andHis Mother, beautiful ly written, to fit each picture. This wonderful book, matchless in its pur ity and beauty, appeals to every moth er ,s heart, and in every Christian home where there are children the book sells itself. Christian men and women are making money rapidly taking orders. A Christian man or woman can in this community soon make 1.000 taking or ders for Christmas presents. Mrs. Waite, our agnntin Massachusetts, has sold over 3,000 worth of the books in a very short time. Mrs. Sackett, our a gent in New York, has sold oyer 1,500 worth of the books in a yery short time. The book is printed on velvet finished paper, beautifully bound in Cardinal Eed and gold, and adorned with Gold en Hoses, and JLilies. It is, without doubt, the most beautiful book of this century. Write for terms quickly and git the management of that territory. You can woric on salary or commission, and when you prove your success we will promote you to the position of Manager and Correspondent, at a per manent salarv, to devote your time to attending to agents and the correspond ence. Wanted also a State Manager to have charge of office in Leading City of the State and mange all the busin S3 of tne State. Send for terms. Address- THE Bit tTISH-ASIE KICAN CO. Corcorcaii Buildlncr, Opposite U fe. Trcasjry, Vy'cshlngton, D. C, A PURE CRAPE CHEAH OF TART POWDER WW CREAM- BAKING POWDtR Highest Honors, World's Fair Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair Avoid Bating: Powders containing alum. They are injurious to health MADE DESOLATE BY WAR. IaterestlBK PositioH ef tke SoHth Af rieaa Republic Dravrm by. Corn sal General Stowe. An interesting picture of the Trans vaal and Free State in August, after the wave of war had passed over the country ia presented in a report from. Consul General Stowe at Cape Town dated August 17. He had just returned to the Cape from a trip through the two republics, andi says that for hun dreds of miles all the wire fencing is down and cannot be used again. . The posts have been burned for fuel and must be replaced with iron posts, ow ing to the scarcity of timber. The plowing in progress was limited, compared with former years, and there will still be a large market for American cereals. By March, 1901, ag ricultural machinery will be wanted. Meat and live stock -will continue to be imported, and Johannesburg had only three days' supply of meat when Mr. Stowe left the town. "While the Boers who have returned are anxious to go to work, several months must elapse before things set tle down to a normal basis. The gov ernment is building a new line of railway from Harrismith to connect with the Orange Colony system, so that the Netherlands railway, with its 200 per cent, dividends, will no longer have a monopoly in the Trans vaal. There will be a big demand for bridge material and electrical machin ery and supplies. Lord Roberts has appointed an ad visory committee to assist him in the reopening of Johannesburg and se cure the return of the mining popula tion, upon which the prosperity of the town depends. It is questionable whether the undesirable element com mon to all mining towns will be al lowed to return to Johannesburg. PRAISES PARIS FAIR. Callfornlan Return Full of Eutku-i llum Over tke Great lx position. M. H. De Young, of San Francisco, president of the board of United States commissioners to the Paris exposition, arrived at New York the other day on. the steamer New York. Mr. De Young was most enthusiastic over the exposi tion, saying: "The Paris exposition is the greatest the world has ever seen. I say this un- qualifiedly, notwithstanding the many adverse criticisms which have been in dulged in by many American visitors. In its display of manufactures, in science, and in art the exhibition is sim ply complete. There is not a line of anything used by man for transporta tion, comfort, or luxury, in any branch of manufactures, which is lacking. Its educational value is practically illimit able. I fail to understand upon what are based the adverse criticisms in dulged in not only by visitors ignorant of expositions but by intelligent and prominent citizens. I am afraid many of these have not observed carefully or at length. "I am proud to say," he continued. "that Americans took 2,000 awards, or one-third of the entire number award ed. The Americans at the exposition were the most Iajish entertainers of any nation, and of the Americans the most enthusiastic hosts were the Cali- fornians. The people from my state. spent $130,000 in taking care of guests and friends. If all the States had done as well as California there could be-no criticism of the American showing at the exposition." SAYS WEDDING WAS JOKE. ftlocic Marrlngre In Blite St. Louis Society Causes Serious - Trouble. A supposed mock marriage bet?we en Miss Mary B. Carrol and Joseph H., Hoffmann has resultedin a serious pre dicament for those two popular young society folks of the west end of St. Loiiis. The' bride is generally consid ered'the prettiest girl in Cabanne. The wedding ceremony was performed in one of the parlors of the Cabanne club by Judge W. W. Henderson, of the pro bate court, in the presence of a num ber of friends of the contracting par ties. The ceremony was exactly the same in every detail as that set forth by the statutes of Missouri. The judge asked the usual questions in regular order and the couple gave responses. The only thing lacking was a marriage license, but authorities on marriage laws, among-whom are several circuit judges, declare that a license is not necessary and that a- marriage cere mony suchas occurred in tnfs instance is strictly legal in every sense' of the word and binding on both parties.. Ins order to straighten out theIfegar.tanV. gle a separation by law mavibefnec sary. . sv.r