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VOLUME xvn. ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1900. hi A. & B. SCHUSTER, GENERAL MERCHANTS. HOLBROOK, A. T. ST. JOHNS, A. T. Carry I Mtmclc a Fall aaa Cemplet Llae ot Ranch and General Supplies. Vefrc itarcaasiagr elsevrkere get r Prices, CM. & M, L General Merchants, St. Johns & Springerville, Keep Only the Best Quality of Goods at LOWEST CASH PRICES: Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes aitx) s'VE!K'Z'a?s:iiTC3- :fotj:n":d iisr .a. ITRSTCLASS ESTABLISHMENT. Tlife Bsirik of -jr.', ' " ' ' -t: In ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.f BEALl'lN FOREIGN T.XCHAN3E AND ISSUES LETTERS OF CREDIT. gtlltlts Accounts and Offers to Depositors Every Facility- a. Consistent with Profitable Banking. DIRECTORS r TkX0. Prcsidcat ri ipwnQTFR Vice President. A. EISEMAKH. Kisemann roB , num. m eVTrI?R CRBhler - A M. BLACKWELL. Gross, Blackwe 1 & Co . Grocers, Asriit. Cashier. W . A. MAXWELL, Wholesale Drugfjlfit. Depository for Atchison Jnpska & Santa Fe Railway. FIRST NATIONAL BANK United States Depository. Authrtzd Capital 600,000 Paid in Capital 180,000 Surplus BO.OOO TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Joihua S.. Tlaynolds.. O W. Flouvny Fiank McKee 51. A. Hawks ' ' Bspitory e the Atchison, Topcka & GUSTAV GIEMl MB Ktc9itaatly an hand a larg and well selected stock of iril oodfc, Groceries, Hardware And evervthing usnallv found in a First stock will be furnished on special order THE ST. JOHNS DRUG CO., SPECIALTIES: ramiy Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Gaps, And Queensware. OUR PRICES sell our merchandise. Commerce, .T n BALDRIDOE. Lumoer. w. u. Jj.u axvw, ynpjwiD. President . . Vice President Cashier .Assistant Cashier Santa Fo and Santa Fe Pacific railroads. BECKER, HAND v Oil and Slioes. - Class Establishment, and on short notice. Anv, article not DEALERS IN Medicines. General Merchandise -School Supplies, Stationery, Ind FANCY 10ILET Articles. Iriii llta. At the Chicago meeting of the National Irrigation Congress, which is being held.this week, one of the most interesting features will .be the Geological Snrvey. Mr. Newell spends nearly half the year in the field, and in his travels oyer every section of the west has' made a -very fine collection of photo graphs. He will use these and show by stereopticon reproduction what has been accomplished by irrigation. He also has some dia grams and maps which convey the startling fact that full' one-third of the area of the United States, exclusive of Alaska and islands, is still vacant public land. There is ample water, he says, to reclaim over 70,000,000 acres ot this. The National Irrigation Congress is fortunate in holding this session in the east, for as never before, the opportunity is presented to educate the people east of the Missisaippi to the fact that there is a possibili ty of creating in this western country homes for millions, and that it is the right and duty of the government to carry out the work. The lesson is being slowly but certainly taught, says Mr. Newell, timt ronlnmHnn hv irrigation on a arge scale cannot be made a source f profit except under an extra ordinary combination ol circum stances. He likens great storage, reservoirs and canals to lighthouse and harbor improvements; they are necessary and are worth far more than they cost, but under existing conditions they cannot be made to contribute exclusively. to e welfare of the builders. The tiflirnnt. film IS 80 WldelV UltlUSeU ...... D - - that the general public reaps the argest benefit. Mr. Newell is a substantial but conservative advocate of national rrigation and the work of his office as done much to present the mat ter in a clear light. The surveys which .he has made show that there are a large number of sites suitable for reservoir storage and also show the amounts of water that run to waste thru the different rivers. When it comes to the construction work on reservoirs, these surveys will be found of great value, since the work must be gone at intel- igently, and they should be con tinued systematically. It is prob able that a slrong ; 'effort will, be made this winter to secure an appropriation of at least $250,000 for this important work. C. B. Boothe, Vice-President for California, of the National Irriga tion Association, was a delegate to Chicago to the National Irrigation Congress. Mr. -Boothe is a Los Angeles merchant, and he has just completed a tour among manufact uring houses of east, reaching from Kansas City to. New England. : "In attempting to spread the gospel ,q of national irrigation in theeast; Mr. Boothe said : "I was almost swept off my feet by the interest I found among the eastern people o whom I buy my goods. Many of them are well informed of the work which The National Irrigation Association is doing, and are anxi ous to see a policy of national ir rigation inaugurated. An eastern man who sells goods in the west can see in an instant what a benefit it would be to him if millions of acres of western land were trans formed from deserts into fertility. As I put it to one man from whom 1 buy largely,- 'If I had only 500,000 more, people to sell to. I could take the entire product of your shop'. What sort of adevelop ment would come then from an ad dition of 50,000,000 people, which it is conceded the.west would support- if its arid lands were irrigat ed?" Mr.-Boothe believes the National Government is' the only agent which can properly undertake the work. It has gone beyond private capital or even state action, lie thinks, and Congress should approach ' the the subject as it. Jjjjs.. other grct questions of' internal improvement. i-G u v E. Mitchell. Secy. Nntiqual Irrigation Association. $ The above article from Mr. Mitchell voices the sen; intent that j Ti,n rr...i.i K..a . . . ; to plant in the minds ol its rnaders ever since the present proprietor has been connected with the paper. We have told Hie story over and over and we shall keep at it so long as we manage The Herald or any other sheet or uutil the National Government gives the West the proper aid. The coming short session of con gress will probably have too much business, that it deems morn urge'nt, to attend to than Irrigation matter of the Nation. But these matters of the Philippines, Puerto Ricans. and even the admission of Territories are of no more IMPOR TANCE than the irrigation ofnhe arid west. Enough rain falls in most parts. of this great undeveloped empire,' even7 year to reclaim most of tbe land to agriculture, if the Water were stored by proper da ins. And if the Government is trying to preserve the forest-as mi n makers, why would it not be more probable that the rainfall might lie increased more, by haVuig' artifieal lakes all over the how arid wastes of America? We have no objection to the sav ing of the forests but we believe there are better reasons for preserv ing the forests ihan for the sake of causing more rain. But the slogan of -"save the forest and stoke the flood," meets .with our hearty approval. There is anoth'er source of water that is often overlooked because it is lower down. That is artesian wells. It has been tried- with great success in regions just south of us and we are sangujue --enough to belivo ihat- ,the 'same Aueojfss jnil I be met with here if aiiv oiieaviJI seriously try the. ixp'r-maiit- file Boad of 'Supervisors might help the county TneMinuibly by: appropnaiiliog atew !miiuivu dollars to put down a tesi wi'll in the Court rloiise Lot. Should it prove a success many "others would. follow and there is-everyreaSjm to; lop e tor success.; The Christmas Ladies' . Home Journal offers a superabundance ol literary and artistic features in most attractive form. Among its nanrlv twosrore contributors aie Mrs. Lew Wallace, Elizabeth Slu.irt Phelps, Charles Major,' William Perrine, Clifford Howard, and Elizabath Lincoln Gould, while A. B. Foster, W. L. Taylor, Reginald B. Birch, Henry Hutt, George Gibbs and as maiiy other illustra tors supply its pictorial I'ea'unes. Apart from the articles having special holiday timeliness of inier Hwt. the notable features of the -Tl. ,Ile Christmas Journal include Innkeeper's Daughter Who Di- ' ... o v. n..i.;...., HtMVtJU il IIWIUHlia u.. . v ,i "What May Happen in the Nexi Hundred Years, "Jerusalem as We! See it To-Dav," "Two Women's5 1 WHICH n , gift of Twenty five Millions," "The 'Little Man' Play," a dramatization of Louiso M. Alcott's delightful story ; ''Where Children See Saint Nick," "The Fourteenth Man," "Two Christmas Davs at Ruck Farm," and ''The Successors of Mary the First." "The Story of a Young Man," md uYha Blue.Riyer Bear Stories," which are continued. Edward J3ok has a thoughtful article on Christmas celebration, and there aro several articles on women's wear, Christmas presents and edibles, while various other practical, helpful themes are ably presented. By The Curtis Publish ing Company, Philadelphia. One dollar ayear; ten cents a copy. tatutlca of Metkodlsna. A return which has just been pub lished gives the general statistics of Methodism all over the world, includ ing Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, the Metho.fiist New Con nection, Bible Christian Methodists, the United Methodist Free churches, the Wesleyan Reform union, the Meth-' odist Episcopal and many other bodies. The grand total are as follows: Min isters, 44,569; lay preachers, 133 ,454; ttd'ay church member, 7,382,146; Sunday schools, 79,192; officers and teachers, 790,850; Sunday school scholars, 6,273, 748; churches, 80,031. - 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 createst painters, irue copies world's greatest painters. True copies of the greatest Masterpieces in the art submarine torpedo boats. There is like galleries of Europe. Every picture is ly to be a division of opinion on the as beautiful as a runrise over the hill- : matter. 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Do not send any money with 'or answer, hut send name and correct address, and by return mail a beautiful prize will he sent you free. As our object in giving away these premiums is to attract attention to, and increase the circulation of our popular Magazine, we request you when you receive your prize to show it to as many of your friends as possible. We want a large list of readers in every neighborhood, and are going to offer many handsome prize to secure them. Among the prizes we are offer ing is $250.00 in cash, and many articles of silverware. Full particulars of the awarding of these prizes will be sent you with your prize for answering the above problem, Address, with stamp for reply, CHICAGO HOUSEHOED GUEST, ' " ' "Chicago, III HEADS LIST OF EXPORTS. Cettoi Can Again Rlg-htfally Lay. Claim to the Title of King. Cotton is again "king" in the ex- i. 1 nf V,Q TTn'vpf? SttPS. T)ol- fl- wt.Mt; iRahrmirht.thPexDorta- Hon of breadstuffs far above the cot- ton but ten-cent cotton in 1900 brings omi T,w.t an-ain into first place in the record of . exports v.. pi'nrria nrtinioc Thp e.rpn months . endinfi" witn Jury, vjw, snows an e-s-- fionof cott0n amounting to $142,- 575,007, while of breadstuffs the total snows an ex- exportation during the same period "-l o , . was $138,304,529, that of provisions $106,808,856, and that of mineral oil, the next largestitem, $39,498,151. The gen- 'eral group, "manufactures," is larger than that of cotton alone, but no sin- gle item or even the group of "bread- " which includes, wheat, corn, oats barley, rye, etc., equals cotton , during the seven months ending with July 1900. . Cotton exportation and movements mnrAd nsuallr bv what is termed the "cotton year," which ends with the month of August,. Ths bu - reau of statistics has just received the : record of August exportations and is thus able io make up the figures for nvy vuru, uC 0 Ui pareu, uen. .unes repnea: the "cotton year" and compare them countless generations as a visible evi- a report will be made, withthoseof the preceding year. These dence of American naval prowess, is may be no decision for a ye reports, which are of a preliminary n a- the Dig steei cruiser nema .uerceuv, ture include about 98 per cent, of the captured from Spain at sant.ago. total exports of cotton, and as the com- Equipped with a submarine mm. tor parison of the present year is made psdo tubes, sponsons and an arma with similar reportsof preceding years ment of breech-loading rifles, says tne the relative showing for the various Lewiston Journal, this splendid mod vears is a fair one. ern fighting ship U the finest war A study of the exportation of cotton trophy in possesion of our govern- supplied by these figures shows that ment. j . the exports of raw cotton during the' Woman's wapon of Defend. ' cotton year ending with August, 1000, ' An attempt ;a being mai? in Xew are greater in value than in any pre- York to make it fashionable for worn- 4 ceding cotton year since 1 892, and the en carrv cae$ Thc scheme mar average price per pound greater than Qr may not work says the Ghica0 on any occasion since 1S93, except in Times.Herald but in any event v.e the year 1896. m fee sure that womail wju stiH Iacrease In Prioc ot Salt. On the 1st of July, 1900, the price of salt in Germany was advanced from 8 marks to 8.70 marks ($1.90 to $2.07) 1 per 120 pounds. The salt mines of the ! country are owned and operated by the I mmpnt,. Thft iricrensp is attrih-- vpmment. The increase is attrib-- hP riKISn.the ririoi. of labor. ulcu . c MORE SUBMARINE BOATS. Talk of the United States Xavy Build 17 Torpedo Boats of tke Holland Type. Shortly the board of naval construc tion will taka up for consideration the aubject of increasing the number of onuamg uH while Rear Admiral :Melvillef engineer in chief, aud Chief of the Equipment Bureau Bradford are not disposed to favor the idea. Secretary Long will probably be guided largely by the ad vice of his experts in making recom mendations to congress on the . sub ject. There are some nattering reports relating to the Holland, which is be- ginning to see practical service. The boat, naval officers say, has contrib uted a new and menacing element to naval operations and has presented new problems- which must be met. Capt. Folger, commanding the Kear sarge, already anticipated this when he suggested a provision of light tor pedo boats to guard against the in vasion by submarine" boats. It has evidently become necessary, say the naval strategists, to add small picket boats to the cargo of a big ship in order to offset the effect of the submarine boat. The seven boats of the latter type now under contract will provide a liberal strength in this respect, but some of tho naval officers believe we should continue the work, Others believe we should await the, result of the trials of the boats now under contract and take advantage of any improvements which may be sug- gested. yield heavy tax. Zatks of Many Millionaires la Nerr York State Brine; Gold Iato tke Treaaary. Return of the death ' tax in New York to tate Controller Gillman show J that 1900 was a "hoodoo" year forj millionaires. To the state from New York county alone for inheritance taxes will be naid over S4.0OO.C00. Al ready- $3,200,000 has been collected. ' There was never such a profitable ; year aince the transfer law wenttfnto effect. JbA-ery montn nas recoroea tne j Twent v skeletons, which have already death of a millionaire, and the re-1 arrived t the muSeum, were found at port to Controller Gillman show a Port Washington, on Long Island, large number of estates valued form i wnere excavations were before the sci $300,000 to S80O,00O. entists began to dig at Weir Creek This has meant a rich harvest for point They were foun3 ,-n pits about referees, who have collected oyer. $l,flPf0ur feet deep, which .had been, filled 000,000 in fees from the state. Avith dirt sheli3 anj broken pottery. The passage of the New York-mil-; The skeleton of a dog was found under lionaires means also a. snug-' pickup the skeleton of an adult in one grave, for City Controller Coler. He will re-1 A stone arrow point between the ribs ceive this year about $40,000 for hiB teus how the canine died. There were part of th death tax. lie gets one fractures in the skulls of two skele per cent, of all collections and the; tons probably warriors, found in a state receives 2 per cent. The con- singie grave, and the bones of three troller's annual salary from the city children were unearthed together, is $10,000. Mr. Harrington's most important dfs- Here is the tax roll of the .12 coveries at Weir Creek Point have been months, returnable to, Controller Gill-; soanstone cookine utensils, a rolled man, from estates of millionaires: Name. .. Emtate. Tax. J Cornelius Vanderbllt... $50,000,000 Henry Smith 40,731,000 STiOO 006 2.3W.582 i Coins f.Huntinffton.... -kj.uw.vw Henrietta aiartln 479,000 George M. Pullman 475,000 Henry M. Taber 407,000 Henry L. A. Herbert. . . . 914,000 Joseph J. O'Donohue... 884,000 James Pyle. 884.000 Herman Fleltman 511,000 Mrs. Flower Schley 800.000 600,000 27,000 I 5,400 I 4.600 9,200 10,458 10.450 5.100 9,000 ANGORA CAT KILLS A SNAKE. Pouusm Upon the Roptlle and Finally Sueoeedi In BraaklngT Its Xeelc. A large Anchora cat, belonging to ; Dr. J. Hammond Bradshaw, of Urange, N. J., killed a snake the other after noon that measured Ave inches around the body and was three feet two and a half inches loner. The . combat was a half inches long. The. combat was. j witnessed by Mrs. Margaret Haugh-j wout. Dr. Bradshaw's sister-in-law . Mrs. Haughwout says that the cat crouched and sprang upon the snake, ' which was coiled in the roadway in ' . . . - -oj-i. ... - J ironu 01 j-r. xi uuuii a iciucnwt. The cat bit the snake in the back and comprising uen. Miles, uen. nuiting, iumnedyaway before the snake could ton, chief ordnance officer; Gen. Rog- strike. At this point Mrs. naugn- , , j 1 1 wout steppea m anu piKt:u ixic up, thinking it would be hurt. The cat resisted, and Mrs. Haughwout de-, cided to let him go again. The cat j then made another attack upon the - serpent, which succeeded in coiling, iUelf about its antagonist's neck. : ' Tom was nearly strangled, out man- aged to seize the snake by the neck and succeeded in killing it in a few ! minutes. The snake was said to be nf th vnrietv known as the house adder, j That Spanish Wanhip. Now, at last, at rest in Kitterly , rely principally upon the when she scents real danger. hatpin Better at Some Thlnar Than others. sir Thomas Lipton is much more successful in causing the pork market to get a move on, says the Pittsburgh t: v . i .,4-i ,.,1 ow.. n imnarW nAd tn ' J av' A- PURC CRAPE CREAM Of TART II OWI Wtf" CREAM BAKING POWDfR Highest Honors, World's Fair Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair ATOld Baking Powders containing alum. They are Jnjnriou to kealtk v SECURES FINE RELICS American Museum of natural His tory Adds to Its Exhibit. Excavation oh Lobe Island Brims tm Llfc-ht Manr iHtereatlna" a4 , Valuable Reminder Freklstorio Day When the many relics of prehistoric days which have recently been un earthed at Weir Creek Point, near Throes Xeck, are exhibited in the Amer- ican Museum of Natural History, that institution will have come into posses- - c?j-vr of an nrnTinpnlnrrirfiV collection Of great scientific vclue. Ilaymond Harrington, who is in charge of the museum's local field work, has met with unexpected success in his latest investigations at Weir Creek Point, between Fort Slocum and City Island. Skeletons, argillite; imple ments of antique shape, stone cooking I utensils, pottery beads, and pipes have been found in shell heaps since Sep tember 15, the pieces of broken pot tery and stone implements discovered, at the bottom of the excavations being much more crude than those- near the surface. This difference, Mr. Harring ton sa3Ts, tells of the progress made in the handicraft in hundreds of years. All of the relics come from a period of . distant antiquity. copperhead, telling of probable contact with Lake Sunerior Indians, arrillite' WIlu oupenur xxiuiuus, uruuic implements, arrow points, stone knives,. bone implements and spUt bones. A stone ahl, used in a bow drill in the manufacture of wampum, is regarded as a valuable find. Mr. Harrington expects to find skele tons near the borders of the Weir Creek Point shell heap. He believesr" the Indians of that village hadmore respect for their dead tharWo bury them in the piles of refuse which th shell heaps ultimately became. RAPID-FIRE GUN TESTED. - General Miles and Otaera laspeet ta BnflngioH Carriage .Reamlta Yet Unknown. Final tests were made at Sandy Hook, N. J., the other day to prova tne relative merits of rapid-fare guns mounted, respectively, on the old- fashioned coast-defense armament and the disappear:ng carriage. These . 0e o ,,-ora wifnaec Kr ,o ,WI --" . .uau, uW. Wilcnn fhif pnontinp- nn1 Hon- , 1 , " derson. the civilian officer of the boarrt The tests were the outcome of a discussion that had been started by; Gen. Miles regarding the use of-the-v Buffington disappearing carriage. Gen. ' M ilnr' 1 1 J. 1 A I. a g" mounte- on this carnage cannot fire th sufficient rapidity. Gen. Miles. upon the board s return, refused to discuss the result m detail, but said- ixiai xen snois eacn were nrea, irom the five-inch gun and the six-inch gun on the disappearing carriage. When asked if a report would soon be pre- but there ear or two. Afro-Amerlcaa Progress; Two thousand two hundred and four teen negroes, including 235 womeni have taken degrees from institutions of every sort. All have been self-supporting, and letters from half of them report an average assessed valuation of real estate of $2,300. Haarc Ess Fmnil. In the course of a lawsuit in Liver pool recently the fact was developed that millions of eggs are annually im ported to Belfast from Russia, and then sent over to England and Scotland and sold as "fresh Irish eggs." Two Fact Possibly Connected. .More doctor's, it is claimed, are kept husv in Australia han ctrv. thi. counirj on mis pianet. m any other u" sesame ume Australia consumes more me? than aay other country. . A.