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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1900.
A. & B. SCHUSTER,
HOLBROOK, A. T.
Carry is. Steele a.
Ranch and General Supplies.
. Befr(v purchasing: elsewhere get our Px-Ices,
St.. Johns & Springerville
Keep Only the Best
at LOWEST CASH PRIC
Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes
' FIRSTCLASS ESTABLISHMENT.
The Bank of
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SEAtSiIN FOREIGN EXCIIAN jE and issues letters of credit.
? , '4 Solicits Accounts and Offers to Depositors Every Facility
Consistent with Profitable Banking.
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
Paid in Capital
TRANSACTS A GENERAL
Joshua S. Reynolds : ,
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M A. H&wks
-Depository o the Atchison, Topeka &
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.
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Santa Fe and Santsf.Fe Pacific railroads.
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ST. JOHNS HEKALD.
Published, every Saturday
Publisher & Proprietor
Eatered in the Postorlice at St. Johns as second
v SUBSCRIPTION RATES.
One year ,$2.50.-
Six months $150
Three months fll'OO
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
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
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-
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
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.
The Light of the World,
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
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
"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
SAYS WEDDING WAS JOKE.
ftlocic Marrlngre In Blite St. Louis
Society Causes Serious -
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
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