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Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field
Vol. 13, No. 10
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Líos Angeles brokers are
handling a big bond issue of
the Babbitt Bros. Lands, lne
oí J? laerstaii. lne issue is
for $1,500,000, first mort
eraere serial 8 per cent sink
ing fund bonds due Decern
ber 1,1921, to 1940. inclusive
The Babbitt Bros. Lands,
Inc., of Arizona, is said to
be the greatest single con
cern of its type in the south
west, and is the result of
thirty-six years of steady
growth. The mercantile
and livestock interests of the
cpmpany have become enor
mous, the former operating
in the eicrht principal cities
and towns of the state with
annual business in excess of
$5.000.000. while the latter
owns in fee over 375,000
acres in which allow their
livestock to graze on the
contiguous 2,000,000 acres
of state and forest reserve
Northern Arizona, the seat
of most of the company s op
erations, is considered ideal
cattle country, having an
annual rainfall of around 22
inches and ranging in eleva
tion from 4,000 to 9000 feet.
This combination assures
ideal weather conditions,
and having been on the
ground early the Babbitt
interests are unsually well
situated. The main plant
and headquarters of the
company are located in this
The 8 per cent fiirst mort
gage bonds will be secured
by first closed mortgage on
37o,5Zo acres of well water
ed grazing land, 4,826 acres
of agricultural lands, various
city and town properties,
and 528 acres of land in Cal
ifornia. An Additional security,
the capital stock of Babbit
Bros. Trading company,
whose net worth is approxi
mately $4,250,000, will be
deposited with the trustees
so that the total net assets
directly and indirectly secur
ing these bonds exceed $7,
250,000, or almost five times
the total amount of this is
sue. The bonds are further
unconditionally guaranteed
both as to principal and in
terest, jointly severally by
Messrs. David. C. J. and
Wm. Babbitt. j
Total net earnings for the
past five years from Babbitt
Brothers Trading company
and the livestock outfits cov
ered in this financing have
averaged $378,500 per an
num over three times in
terest charges. The bonds
will be sold subject to certi
fication as a legal investment
for savings banks in Califor
nia and the offering price is
to be 100 and interest to net
the investor 8 per cent.
Nor. Arizona Leader.
They set out to shoot rab
bit two Frenchmen and an
Englishman. All were eag
er, anxious active. Suddea
ly they beheld a rabbit. The
Englishman elevated h i s
"No, do not shoot!" cried
his companions. "That is
Mimi. We never shoot at
The Englishman, wonder
ing, disgusted, desisted.
Another rabbit. Again the
gun of the Englishman was
elevated, but he was not per
mitted to fire.
"That is the adorable
Lulu," they cried. ' "C'est
un vrai bijou! We never
shoot at Lulu.
When a third rabbit ap
peared the Englishman was
tired, but his companion
cried out:
"Shoot, shoot! That is Al
fonse! We always shoot at
Alfonse." Le Sport (Paris)
Sunday was a red letter
day. The wind didn't blow.
Holbrook was invaded by
a real ball team last Sunday j
when Leupp came to town.
This band of braves staged
a fine exhibition of ball, as
well as sportsmanship. They
didn't walk off with the game
by any manner of means.
They had to fight every inch
of the way, and for thirteen
innings, too. Up until the
last inning it was anybody's
game, with of cpurse Hcl
brook the favorite. Hol
brook should not have lost
the game. Errors did the
work. This is not meant in
a spirit of criticism; our boys
played exceptional ball, but
the eight errors made by
Holbrook shows that the
Indians hitting was Dy no
means slow. Howard, the
" . i y 1-x
enemj' pitcher, was uuujj.
In fact the box score credits
him with 18 strikeouts.
Reuter pitched the heady
game which we have learned
to expect from him. Crum
ley starred at bat, three hits
out of five times up. Thomp
son, the new 2nd baseman
played faultless ball in the
field. Engle, in the field
was, as usual, sterling; but
showed a tendency to invade
territory not his which the
manager should curb. Lead-
en relieved bwatzel in the
irst of the ninth and dis
played one burst of big time
stuff as well as universally
good work. No decision of
either of theumps. met with
serious questioning.
All in all, a very pleasant
ime was had.
The score:
Ho'.brook 010 100 120 000 0 5 13 8
Leupp 041.000 000 000.1 6 10 4
Struck out by Reuter 6; by
Howard 18.
Batteries: Reuter and
Swatzel and Leaden ; Howard
and Greeley.
Home Runs: Nelson, 1.
Umpires: Stapleton and
Time: 2:30.
Celebration at Fort Apache July 4th & 5th.
July 4th, a. ra.
Ft. Apacha vs Ccoley cr Hoibroek
John Nelson, of Heber, is
in town this week. He re
ports freezing weather one
night of last week.
WANTED Cow bo j s to know
that we are now selling the fam
ous Teitzel Boots for $19.00.
Attention is called to the
Notice of the Apache Rail
way Company. The Apache
has not increased its Intra
state rates, following deci
sion of Interstate Commerce
Commission. Decision on
the part of the Apache to
allow their rates to remain
the same is indeed commendable.
M. M. Jordan will shortly be
gin the erection of a neat, new
building on Porter avpnue next
to the Ford garage. This build
ing will take care of his rapidly
increasing business. N. Heimer
has -the contract and the Hall
Lumber Co., will furnish the
The Elks have completed their
new pavillion at Clear Creek,
and they a-e readv for a rousing
recvption July 3r.d and 4th.
Holbrook people are cordially in
vited. Dancing and a general
good time are assured.
The best Persian rugs repres
ent patience, taste, and prolong
ed labor. On each square foot
of surface a weaver works about
twenty-three days. A rug 12 by
12 feet would therefoee require
the labor of one man more than
ten years, working six days a
The quality of goods pro
duced by Emil Berling in
his new bakery deserve the
consideration of Holbrook
buyers. Adv.
Subscribe for the News.
Calf Roping-Enteranee fee $10.
Mounted Relay Race limited to five teams, four
men on a team. Entrance fee $10. No entrance
fee for Soldiers. $35 for first, $20 for second.
Mounted Tug of War six men on a team, $12 for
1-4 Mile Race-entrance fee $10. $100 added ' en
trance fees go toward making purse, ie, if there
are five starters, the purse will be $150.
Roman Race, $10 for first, $5 for second.
Squaw Race--$10 for first, $5 for second.
Juty 5th, a. m.
Base Ball, Ft. Apache vs Whiteriver.
Mounted Wrestling, $10 for first.
100 yards dash, $10 for first, $5 for second.
Potatoe Race, mounted, $10 for first, $5 second.
Dismounted Relay Race, $S for first, $4 second,
four men on a team, each man to run 220 yards.
Military Jumping, no jump to exceed 3 ft. 6 inches
$10 for first, $5 for second, $2 for third.
Exhibition Drill by troop F, tenth calvary.
Broncho Busting, $10 enterance fee, $50 first $25
-- for second.
Mule Race, $10 for first $5 for second.
Exhibition bareback riding, $20.
Caw Pony Race, entrance fee 10, 50 for first,
40 for second.
Indian Rice, 303 yards, Indian ponies and Indian
riders, 15 or first, $1 for second.
Holbrook News
la addition to above ilia it ended to arrange 6 round box
in? bouts, 3 minutes per round, for both private Rogers and
Peebles of Troop F Tenth Cavalry, if suitable opponents can
be secured from outside.
Entries open until 10 a. m. on day event is held, entries
should be made to first Lieut. Stanley C. Smock, veterinary
corp3 this post. Provisions will bs made for overnight events
ana for such match races as may be arranged.
On last Saturday afternoon
the Elks staged an outdoor
Derformance on the streets
of Holbrook under the guid
ance of P. A.-Lerch, master
of ceremonies, ' which was
both good and amusing.
Various candidates were ar
rayed in finery galore and
all were duly hand-painted.
Mayor Cooley, himself an
Elk, conducted a part of the
exercises with a great deal
of pep. Charley carried a
rope which he used frequent
ly to drag out of the lime
light some discredited, vari
colored performer, who at
the suggestion of Charley
either sang, made a speech
or did some other stunt to
the evident entertainment of
the crowd.
Candidate Darling was
earley in the afternoon plac
ed in the county bastile, but
was later released on bond
signed by friendly Elks.
The nature of the charge has
not come to light as yet.
Candidate Claud Oneal
was given a bundle of papers
with instructions to sell
them. He was the butt of
good natured raillery be
cause he failed to make gcod
as a newsboy. However,
he did the best he could.
Ted Reuter tried his voice
on the crowd but was quick
ly roped and dragged from
the spotlight, it being
thought. that his voice needs
further cultivation.
Mac Evans said he would
rather ride the cow than at
tempt to make a speech.
The cow didn't take very
kindly to Mac.
Miss Olive Clarke, a very
interested spectator, declar
ed that if Mac were going
to be an Elk, she would be
a little deer (dear.)
Each and everyone of the
boys was compelled to do
some stunt. Cowley did a
shadow boxing speech; Darl
ing and Weast rode the cow,
and Sutherland and Graves
each sang a song. Moore
made a speech.
By the way of diversion,
the boys were paraded a
round town several times,
signing, Hail! Hail! the
gang's all here "
The Limelight
Question. "What is your name?"
Answer. "Sidney Sapp"
"Where were you born?"
"Vandalia, 11L"
"What is your age?"
"What is your business?"
"What ii the extent of ycur educa
"Weaubleau Christian College
Mo. Admitted to bar in 1896.
from private study."
"Married or single?"
"Ask my wife."
"What was your boyhood ambi"
"To be a locomotive engineer or
"What do you think of life?"
"Pretty good."
"How is business?"
Two young people from
Gallup, New Mexico, ran a
way from their friends and
came to Holbrook to be mar
ried, but it developed after
Rev. Speckhad married them
that he (Rev. Speck) and
the groom came from the
same town in Ohio. How
ever, Rev. Speck promised
not to "tell on them." The
groom, Mr. George Chester
Bottinberg, is a prominent
young business man in Gall
up and former auditor for
the Santa Fe. Mis Edith
Mae Purdy is an extremely
pretty girl and prominent in
the younger set at Gullup.
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'Tis hot!
You can save real money by
buying steel beds, springs and
mattresses at Wetzler's.
H. D. Lore is dolling up
the interior of his new office.
It is beginning to present a
metropolitan air.
After being out several
hours the jury in the case of
the State vs. LaPrade,
brought in a verdict of guil
ty. Large size grass rugs very neat
Patterns at 9-50 at Wetzler's
Dr. Switzer's brother who
has been employed in the
Hughes Jewlerv store, has
departed for Denver. Mr.
Hughes has again assumed
the active management of
his business.
Mrs. John Funk is out to
the coast for a visit.
On last Friday af térnoon
Mrs. W. B. Woods, delight
fully entertained the Ace
and Thimble Club, at her
home. A two course lunch
eon was served and greatly
lne visiting ladies were
Mrs. R. S. Teeple,. Miss
Irene Whetstone, Miss Rach
el Thomas and Miss Esther
"With the assurance that
you love me, Gladys, I can
go forth and fight the world,"
said the young man, with
the pink tie. v
"Well, Reginald," replied
the sweet young thing, "if
you really feel that way a-
bout it, commence by going
and breaking the news to
papa." Yonkers Stateman.
William E. Goodman of
Clay Springs, is attending
Court this week.
Jos. Schmedding made one
of his periodic visits this
The Elks staged quite a
The ball game was, a din
A. M. Pecka was down
from Gallup. He paid the
News a pleasant visit.
Good floor covering at 75 cents
per square yard at Wetzler's.
H. O. Duerr was in Hol
brook fore part of the week.
C. H. Edmunds has taken
over the management of the
City Hotel. It will be com
pletely renovated.
Good floor covering at 75 cents
per square yard at Wetzler's.
Seth Frazer. wealthy business
man, of El Dorado. Kansas, is
visitirg with Ed. Jones this week.
Mr. Frazer is one of the most
substantial citizens of Eastern
Dorsey Hager, geologist,
arrived in town Tuesday of
this week. We aré always
glad to welcome Hager to
the field; he is one of our old
You can save real money by
buying steel beds, springs and
mattresses at Wetzler's. '
The family of W. R. Scorse
are here from Pasadena.
They will spend sometime
here and in the mountains.
Bill Green, formerly of
Holbrook, purchased two of
the barber chairs in the shop
formerly ran by John Brown.
The chairs were taken to
Winslow. '
Dr. Ohern, former state
geologist of Oklahoma and
professor on oil geology of
the Oklahoma State Univer
sity, is visiting S. Earl Tay
lor this week. Dr. Ohern is
favorably impressed, part
icularly so with the structu
ral showing of the field. The
visit was made at the re-
auest of prominent Lincoln
and Omaha oil men.
The Clerk and the Board
of Supervisors are having
their troubles these hot days
an unusually long session.
The court session has
caused almost daily visits by
attorney W. H. Burbage of
Tourists who have recent
ly crossed the Mohave de
sert express lack of interest
in a heated hereafter.
Complete line of chinaivare at
The American Legion
Dance last Saturday night
for the benefit of the Pueblo
flood sufferers, was a great
Miss Rachel Thomas re
turned Tuesday from a
week's visit with friends in
Gallup, N. M.
Winslow, Ariz. June 23. The
City Market isa comparatively
young concern but it certainly
can boast of a Ford car which is
one of the oldest. This car which
by the way is still in ac
tive efficient seryice bears num
ber 8770 and is of the early vin
tage of 1909, one of the first
"Model T's." In the last car
load received by the Jennings
Auto Company was number
4.965,781. or in other words the
graat Ford factory at Detroit
has turned out nearly five million
"lizzies" since Winslow's old
timer began her faithful service.
Two former Holbrook young peo
ple were quietly married in Gal
lup Tuesday of this week Don
ald Metcalfe and Sylvia Graham.
Miss Graham was formerly
employed in the post office m
Holbrook, while Mr. Metcalfe
was employed by the Santa Fe.
For sometime past Miss Gra
ham has been employed in the
post office at Gallup,N. M. and
Mr. Metcalfe is now employed
by the Santa'Fe at Flagstaff.
These young people have a
host of friends in Holbrook, who
wish them the happiest kind of
a married life. The News joins
in congratulations.
Mr. and Mrs. Metcalfe will
probably make their home m
Nogales. Ariz., June 22-DrilI-
' i urt f i.
era at wors on me wouenun
ranch, on the east side of the
Whetstone mountains in Santa
Cruz county, struck oil today.
according to reports brought
here. Some of the men return
ing from the well brought samp
les óf the product of the well.
The oil was struck at a depth of
320 feet. This is believed to be
the first oil ever struck in Ariz
on a.
Patagonia, a Bmalll town near
where the drilling occurred, is
greately excited over the strike.
A number of residents of that
town left for the well as soon
as word of its success was recei
ved. Several companies are be
ing formed there to locate lands
for drilling in the yicinity of the
Wolferton ranch.
Geologists here aud at Pata
gonia who have visited the new
well say that the oil shale is of
the same character as that en
countered in the oil fields in the
vicinity of Tampico, Mexico.
Albuquerque Morning Journal
In a street car the other
day a man and his wife saw
a cockroach on the floor.
"I never see one of those
things, "said the man, "with
out wondering where it came
"And I never see one,"
said the wife, "without
wondering where it is go
ing." Youngstown Telegram.
WANTED Cowboys to know
that we are now selling the fara
' ous Teitzel Boots for $19-00
Phoenix, June 21. Wal
ter Elliott, former project:
manager with the Salt River
Valley Water Users' Associ
ation, has been retained aa
consulting and fielding engi
neer for the Automobile Club
of Arizona, it was announc
ed today by S. J. Ross, presi
dent and general manager.
One of the first duties tr
be taken up by Mr. Elliott
will be the preparation of a
general road map of the
state, showing ail routes
used in auto travel. In this
work he will have the assis
tance of county encmeer and
the state highway depart
ment, and the result will be,
it is expected, the first de
tailed and complete guide
ever prepared for the auto
ounsts m the state.
The preparation of map
represents a tremendous a
mount of preliminary work-
including the logging of
every road m the state.
Data secured on these trins
will be used in designating
on the map the distance be
tween every point on a given
route, and the location of all
principal land marks.
The logging of the road is
also necessary to mark spots
for the placing of highway
signs to be erected by the
club. All forks and inter
sections will be signed and
in addition signs will be
placed every five miles, with
towns and distances marked.
tnus giving the traveler as
surance that he is on the
right road, Danger signals
will also be placed wherever
needed. .
"The Automobile Club of
Arizona represents a. com
mendable movement which
should have the active sup
port of all good citizens,"
said Senator Mulford Win
sor, of Yuma, in discussing
the merits of the organiza- .
tion. "Its plans for proper
ly signing the state and
county highways is especial
ly meritorious, and will win
for it many friends and a
large membership, 1 am
sure. Personally, I am go
ing to do all in my power to
secure proper support and
co-operation in Yuma coun
ty, believing that this is a
cause worthy of boosting
and one which will do much
to advertise the state.
State headquarters of the
club issued an order for 500
emblems which will be given
members. The design is a
beauty, and one which will
rank in general attractive
features with that of any
similar organization. Blue
and gold, the state colors,
are used for the lettering
which will be on a white
background, and the edge of
the emblem will be finished
in gold. The emblem bears
the name of the AutomchH
Club of Arizona, and the
membership number of the
owner. The same emblem
though modified as to color
arrangement will be placed
in the lower corner of all
road signs.
"Did you say you were a
distressed Arabian or an in
dignant Turk?"
"Whichever you prefer,
mum," responded the way
farer. Louisville Courier-
"Mister," whined the beg
gar, "will you give a poor
man something for a drink?"
"You bet I will," said the
pedestrain, brightening.
"How much you got with
you?" Minneapolis Journal.

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