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SfÁ; n ' ,'v- . -,J SNIPS & ST. JOHNS HERALD y "''4: 'l 'h' , Vol. 2, io. (3. ST. JOHNS, ARIZ., FEB. 6, 1904 SIS IPS,' Vol. 3, Ko. 22 HERALD, Vol. 20 No. 20 LOCAL AND PERSONAL NEWS "I know not what the truth may be, I tell to you as 'twas told to me." hundred dollars in licenses each year. Entitled to seven delegates to the territorial convention. Alfred Ruiz is on the suk list is week. Rev. Father Vabre made a trip to Springerville this week: " 'Isaac Barth aud sister, Cecelia, and Leather Vabre left this morn- -t. , .ing for Concho. Frank Ruiz arrived in town ... 1 this morning and will make his home here in the future. When our townspeople aruse this morning they were surprised to find about two inches of snow on the ground. This makes the stockmen wear a broad smile. The total amount of taxes on tli e back tax book this year is $3, 99b. 46. This includes the delinquent taxes for the years 1888 to 1903. Suit will be brought b3r th? tax collector next April for tlie amount of taxes ap pearing on the back tax book, which will no boubt bring the county a few dollars. Discovered in Apache County by C. W. Davis and Alex. Shreeve. While prospecting last week about 25 miles northeast o"f St. Johns, C. W. Davis and Alex. Shreeve discovered three veins of coal, one 4 inches thick, one 6 inches and the other 4 feet, and from all indications there is plenty in the ground nearby. A few hundred pounds were brought to town and it proved to be cok ing coal of an excellent qualit'. A corporation is going to be formed in the near future to de velop this prospect and it is ex pected that they will be able to market a great deal of the coal here. Should the railroad which is supposed to come through that part of the country be built, the expense of getting it to a market will be greatly lessened. We hope that the prospect will turnout well, and Apache county m.iv yet be numbered among the mining counties of Arizona. Local Option Defeated. Last Saturday the voters of St. Johns devided that they wanted local option no more. The vote was 71 to 43 in favor of the saloons. Local option was put on a little over two year1? and during t'int time the County- lifts leeii ioang several Territorial Republican Convention The Republican Territorial Central Committee has issued a call for a convention to meet in Tucson, Arizona, March Sth for the purpose of electing six dele gates to tin National Repub lican Convention which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, June 2Ut. Apache County will be Springerville Sittings. Dr. Johnson has located wit h us again for a short time. Gusta v. Becker has gone to Luna and Clifton wheré he. makes his airnuai 'visit to take stock. Two cases of measles are re ported in J. J. Sanchez's family, . which were brought from Rio Grande where they have been on' a six weeks' visit. The burning- of the Reagan' place has caused parties to fhink that it was malicious and several articles have been missed from the things. that were saved. John Earl, Jr. bet two -cows with .1. J. Baca on the horse race and lot, and the next morning $50 was agreed upon for the cows for which Earl paid with- a $50 Confederate bill and before it. was found out Earl had gone. ' i We had a horse race last Sun day between Francisco Baca's big sorrel horse and John Earl's little sorrel, which caused quite a gath ring at the race track and about $250 changed hands. Francisco's horse won by about a foot. The trial of Anna Burk, which took place the 27th of last : month, for taking the thirteen ; year o d daughter of C. C. Bry ant created some excitement. A ; jury was called for by Mrs. 'Burk j aud after being out five hours ren dered a verdict of not guilty. '.?,",, ' 1 'Hi