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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
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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. It is said that Eear Admiral
tops. Contains description of the' O'Neil, chief of ordnance, and Chief
paintings, biographv of the painters, ! Constructor Hichborn are-in favor of
tbe 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 and His Mother, beautiful
ly written, to fit each picture. This
wonderful book, matchless in its pur
ity and beauty, appeals to every moth
ers heart, and in every Christian home
where there are children the book sells
itself. Christian men and women are i
making money rapidly taking orders.
A Christian man or woman can in this
co'mmumty soon make $1,000 taking or
ders for Christmas presents. Mrs.
Waite, our agf.nl in 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
Red and gold, and adorned with Gold
en .Roses and .Lilies. It is, without
doubt, the most beautiful book of this
century. Write for terms quickly and
gnt.the management of that territory
You can wont on.salary or commission,
and when you prove your success we. j
wilt promote you to tne position ot j
Manager and Oorresponoent, at a per-
manent salar", to devote your time to
nnn1m f a nrrnnto nti1 Mia lAHFOcnnnl. I
:: r
CUUCi " allien aio" uuuc mnuagvi iw
have charge of office in Leading City
of the State and mange all the busin 83
of the State. Send for terms. Address-
THE BRITISH-AiMERICAN CO.
Corcorcan Building, Opposite
U S. Treasury, Washington, D. C.
FREE PRIZE FOR BRIGHT
' PEOPLE- -
If 300 Cats Can Kill 300 Rats in 300
Davs, How Many Cats Will it Take to
Kilt 100 Rats in 100 Days? I
Can you solye the problem? Is of, J
you will win a prize. 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.

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