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Snips and the St. Johns herald. (St. Johns, Ariz.) 1903-1905, October 08, 1904, Image 5

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! Surveyors in Gallup.
: It all depends upon your ability
o guess these days whether or
not you know anything- about
the new railroad or railroads that
are being- planned to pass through
Gallup. There have been three
different sets of men here in that
many weeks, all of them were
surveyors. , Que set is said to
-have been the Rock Island gang,
the other the Southern Pacific
and the present bunch are said
to represent the Phelps-Dodge
interests. -The Phelps-Dodge
people own the El Paso south
western railroad which they
built so. ae tew years ago in order
to haul the products of their
Copper Queen and other copper
mines. The charges made by
the Southern Pacific before their
road was built were prohibitive
and these gentlemen were unable
to get concessions from the com
pany and the only thing left for
them to do was to build the road.
This they did, so it is understood
without ever selling a share of
stock and the proceeds of the
mine paid for the road as it was
Much the same condition ex
ists today with the company so
.far as fuel is concerned. The
freight charges made for haul
ing coal to the smelters is exces
sive and they propose to build
their own road in order to get
fuel in at a reasonable price.
That thev have had their eves
has been known for some time
and all kinds of rumors have been
floating as to what they propose
to do. Last Thursday General
Manager H. J. Simmons and Mr.
Dodge of that road were here in
their private car. A few days
later a lot of lookout men came
in and left overland in the direc
tion of the San. Juan country,
which we understand is to be cross
ed by the new road. Tuesday
morning the largest lot of surve
yors that have yet been in the
locality arrived here with a car
load of provisions and another
car of horses and it is under
stood that they will begin work
at once. They have pitched
their tents near the ball grounds
for the present. Gallup Republican.
Durango to Get Roads.
From the Denver Post:
Durango has two new railroads j
in sight one said to be an out
right Harriman project, and the
other being promoted by Colora-
I do and Utah men, who are sup
posed to be backed by Gould.
Both are to go south from Du
rango, the former drifting to
the southeast to Albuquerque,
and the latter gojng to the west
passing through Arizona and
thence to Guayinas, Mexico.
The latter project was outlin
ed in the Post a few days ago.
The line is to run from Salt Lake
through the Moab and Paradox
Since last spring engineers
have been in the field surveying
a line southeast from Durango,
and there has been much specu
lation regarding the interest -behind
the enterprise. It is now
stated on what is believed to be
excellent authority that it is a ,
Harriman project and that its
purposed is to open up the coal '
fields of La Plata county for use
by the Southern Pacific system,
which has no coal off its line
between California and New Or---
leans. It depends largely upon
California crude pretroleum for
fuel. All long haul railroads
own or control coal properties
if possible, and the Southern
Pacific has long felt the need of
its own fuel supply. La Plata
county, Colo., offers the nearest
deposits to its line.
vallevs. From Dura no o it tans
on the big coal fields at Gallup, u i4 1 ,
the rich agricultural country
around Farmington, N. M., the
great coal and coke fields of
Thoreau and vast timber lands
Broke Into His House.
S. Le Cuinn of Cavendish, Vt.,
was robbed of his customary ;n Arizona. The enterprise con
health b invasion of Chronic J templates an expenditure of
Constipation. When Dr. King's j $15,ÜÜÜ,0UÜ.
New Life
Pills broke into his
-house, his trouble was arrested
and now he's entirely cured.
They're guaranteed to cure. 25c
at St. Johns Drug Co.
AJI kinds of typewriter P3pr
The roaster picks out of
the ma- cet the coffees to
roast; that's why.
Book, A Schilling k
&m t iyuiqisco.
T. C. Hill, Formerly of Apache
County, Has Exciting Ex
perience. Denver, Sept. 23. A Kansas,
City dispatch to the News says:
T. C. Hill, Kansas City mana
ger of Southwestern Mercantile
company's retail store at Coalora,
N. M., lost a package Sunday
evening on a Fifth street car
containing two $1000 bills, a
$500 bill and a draft' for $4750.
He reported the loss to the police
who learned from the conductor
of the car that a negro had picked
up a package in the car resembl
ing the one containing the money.
Then a search was begun of the
negro clubs and saloons. The
officers found two bartenders who
told them that a negro had visít-
and displayed 4 a
$500 bill. Ben
Vaughn, a negro, was arrested
on suspicion, but he at first deni
ed being. the man wanted. This
morning be admitted having
found the package, and told
where he had buried it in an ash
heap in the rear of lb!6 Wash
ington street. Officers went
there and dug up tb& m
ed the saloons
$1000 billaiid.a
4 .Gamron. tisui i mmMsco. . . . tflftre atlU QUIT UO thfe moiiev. ..-...' 2 "s
" "if;
for sale at this office.

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