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vi. L C Henning Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CKNi'S HOLBROOK. NAVAJO COUNTY. ARIZONA JULY 8, 1921 Vol. 13, No. 12 Pelriácado's Hole Book A most unusual calamity occured near where our cars are anchored recently. Look ing southward from Middle River station toward Mount Dialbo, there is a long stretch of Tula Land that has been reclaimed and made into a wonderful graz ing ground for cattle. This pasture has only one fault. It is lower than the waters "Whiskey Slough," which unfortunately is located on the prohibition side of the pasture. The foreman, Mr. G. Martin of the Diablo Ket chem Land and Cattle Co., was digging along the dyke betwee n whiskey slough and the pasture for some kind of a headache remedy known as Taylor Bros'. Four X, when he inadvertently let the waters of whiskey slough in on the grazing land, inun dating the whole tract in a bout two feet of water be fore thé cattle could be got ten out. But foreman Mar tin wras equal to the occasion. He immediately provided his cowboys with small mot or boats to work the cattle with. It certainly is a nov el sight to see the cattle wading around knee deep oyer the submerged pasture and the bright colored mo tor boats flitting hither and yon keeping the cattle in their proper places until the waters recede. These boys name their boats very much the same as the Arizona cowboys name their horse3. We noticed the following names painted on the sides ! of some of the boats: Sour Dough, H. A., Pacer, Too Bad, Crane Whitely and Skunk Tail." All the boys have to do now is to keep the cows over in the cowpeas and the er-other kind of cat tle over in the bull rushes. Miss Mary Beasley, whom it will be remembered is so journing along the Califor nia coast these bright sum mer days with Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Morgan, decided to take a sea voyage from Mid dle river to Stockton one day last week. And so in com pany with Mrs. Morgan as chaperone, she boarded the "Adamana Simp," a fine passenger boat that serves the islands along the Calif ornia coast. After seeing the ladies safely tucked a way in their state rooms, we asked the captain why the boat was named the "Ada mana Simp." He replied that the owner Mr. Simpson was from Adamana, Ariz., and had named the boat for the Arizona town and. him self. As the Simp was not ready to sail the captian in vited us to look her over, which we did; and found the owner very loyal to Adama na. There were pieces of petrified wood for door stops and paper weights, and the walls were covered with pic tures of scenes from the Painted Desert, and just as one entered the main salon there wa3 a picture of Ed Hennessey branding one of his OWN calves. The ladies on their return were very extravagant in their praises of treatment accorded them while on the boat and the splendid scen ery en route. The Adamana Simp spoke to several boats enroute among which was the Bibo Belle the Sholow Snifter and the Winslow Windy. Neither of the lad ies contributed to the sup port of the fish during the voyage, which was probably averted by the thoughtful ness of Mrs. Morgan in pro viding a liberal supply of lemons for the trip which CLAIM THAI "EOFITEEí The annual meeting of the State Farm Bureau was called to order at the couit house, Flitprstaff, yesterday mcrning by President C. S. Brown, oí Tuü.'-on. Secretary W. E. Snyder, al so of Tucson, was pre; ent to take care care of Lis duties. President Brown said that there are 3,000 members in the state, and called attention to the fact that every i-ounty was represented at the meeting except Gila suid Mohave. Fred Tait, president of the Mari copa county Farm Bureau, said that through co-operation the farmers of his county had saved $lí,üüü in buy ing 400,000 grain bags and were sav ing $6,000 a week ia buying gasoline for autos and tractors, having secur ed a reduction of 2 1-2 cents a gal lon. L). W. Working, dean of the agn- cultral department of the state uni versity, told of the work ol his d paitment and its eagerness to at all times co-operate witn the Dureau, George Kinne, of Casa Grande, Pinal county, said the farmers there were savin? a lot of monev on gasoline and fuel oil by buying co-opeiatively. A recent audit of the books of the bu reau showed a surplus of 20,000. Judge Sam Holderman, of Light, Cochise county, called attention to the community of interest and the need of better co-oneration between cattle- men, sheepmen and farmers. L. L. Bates, the well-known Prescott cattle man, spoke along the same lines and of the need of some plan for market ing that would insure the producer a faiier propoi"tion of the profits made from his products. He said he recent ly offered ven cow-hides for a pair of work shoes, and was turned down, ard that morning, in Flagstaff, had offered CO cow-hides for a $36 suit of clothes, again being turned down. President Brown followed with a plea to the farmers to stick together and work out their problems, the greatest of which is the middleman. G. M. Bridge, of Somerton, Yuma county, said the greatest present need is confidence between the farmers and co-operation in buying and marketing. The farmers and stockmen are the only two classes of people in the world who do not decide beforehand what their products shall sell for, he said. He told how in his county they have fixed the prices of alfalfa and alfalfa seed. They will clean the latter themselves and will spend a quarter cent on each pound in advertising it as seed certified by the bureau. He characterized the middleman as the one who stands between the produce! and the merchant, for example telling the former that it will take two hog to buy a suit of clothes and the lat ter that it will take two suits of cloth es to buy a hog; and then gets awa with a hog and a suit of clothes for himself. Joseph E. Bcbiri.'-on, of Phoenix made an eloquent address along pat riotic lines. Governor Thos. E. Camp bell warned the members against tor much optimism and recklessness ir, view of the present world-wide finan cial siuation. President von Klein Smid, of the state university, said thai the college of agriculture of the uni versity is always ready to do all it can to help the farmers solve their problems. BASEBALL July 4th is the one day on which our national pastime must be on parade. It was. But the procession was rag ged. Featured by errors. Monday's game between the Scrubs (caps please) and the Holbrook Browns was onlv comparable to an evening of Billy Williams, Eddit Cantor, Trixie Friganza and Marie Lloyd. Umps. Rockwell's decisions were often questioned by the fans. "Ball? How come, it was on the ground." "Too high He's got 'em higher'n 'at? The raucous, "Wha-a-at?". of one enthuiast threatened Rocks moral all through the came. Dad Coleman on bases r.e of the was crocd, but so: hnvc: ra.nnr. r ir.tp-rrtrpt: hi JCTiS To one plavcr Dad -f. aid, didn t you see me wave you out?" The lad re plied, "Hell no! I don't savvy them arm moicr:;. I ain't no brakeman." At the conclusion of the game, a signed memorial was presented to the win ners by the fan, in com memor.Tlicn cf a happy p m The score: Scrubc: Browns: R 19 II 17 19 15 10 was used by them to ward off sea sickness. Petrificado. j j High Time J bk Hi ? villi).'.: , I ÜF3 ..hi, rvj;i 1 L.J . . ' "''if mmtmmmm HIGHWAY MAKES PROGRESS! After ironing out rone of the. pre- .iminary differences, the following res olutions were nassed at tne second an :iual convention of the National Park- to-Pia-k Highway Association, he'd at Salt Lake City," June lGth and 17th: "Recognizing the fact that the na cional parks are the onimon posses sor, of all the people of the United States; that to secme and preserve ."or all time these natural wonders md furnish playgrounds and vacation aid recreation centers to America, the leven western states represented in his convention have contributed vast :rcas of valuable land, waiving their -ights to all the resources of hidden tieasure, its wealth of range, agricul tural and timbered lands and its wa er ard power possibilities; we br ieve it appropriate that a federal road hould be built, making accessible hese parks to the people. "We believe that the routing of this naster circle highway should be de ermined finally by federal and state .uiherities having road locating and .ui!dir;g powers, and that in addition o selecting the route from a scenic .r.d historical standpoint, due regard oukl ta given to its commercial ana lilitary values, and in locating said oute, the highways already complet d and highways in course of con traction, for which provision has ,-cen made should be utilized so far as s practical in order that the maxi num service may be secured at the ninimum cost. "We believe, further, that intér nate and transcontinental highways touching or crossing the route of the lational park to park road should have .he co-oneration of this association, oased upon mutual benefit and advant age, ar.d that the associations repre senting these highways and tne com munities along their line adjacent to and within the great master circle, ihould give financial aid and moral support to the National Park to Park Highway association. "Recognizing the further fact that the west is a vast empire, having a : steady flow to and from its people, 1 the greater portion of whom will not find it possible to utilize all of the proposed highway connecting the parks; be it Resolved, That this convention record its encouragement to the de velopment -of auxiliary and transverse routes through the several highway organizations, and by the offices of the National Park to Park Highway ORIGIN OF ARIZONA "PETRIFIED FOREST The "Petrified Forest" of A really a series of petrified forests, lies a short distance south of Aaamana, , on the line of the Santa Fe Railway. ! There are four forests included in a Government reservation called "Pet rified Forest National Monument," created by presidential proclamr.lion in 1906., Tne name "forest" is net strictly appropriate, for the petriked tiee trunks are all prostrate and aie broken into sections. The logs are tne remains of giar.t trees that grew in Xiiastic time, th? ae cf reptiles, cordirg to the Unkc-d States Geolog ical Survey, Department of the Inter ior. Tr.e t;ees weie of several kinJs, but most of them were related to the Norfolk Island pine, now usd for in door decoration. Doubtless they grew in a noai by region and after failing, drifted down a watercourse and lodged in some eddy or sand bank. Later they were buried by the sand and clay, fmidly to a depth of teveral thousand feet. Their conversion to stone was effected by gradual replace ment cf the woody material by silica in tne form called chalcedony, depos ited by underground water. A small amount cf iron oxides deposited at !he same tiine has biven the brilliant and beautiful brown, yellow, and red tints which appear in much of the materiai. The sand and clay in which these trees weie buried were after wards washed away. Some of the tree trunks are 6 feet in diameter and 7 . v w.vii.m association, without loss to its pecul iar identity as a master circle high way, and to promote any and all roads co-operating with it, looking toward the development of the scenic, histor ical and commercial resources of the v. est." The second resolution which brought a still more complete, under standing was adopted as follows: "Whereas the best interests of the National Park to Fark Highway as sociation will be better conserved by enlisting the active and hearty co-operation cf all those organizations whose objects ave the upbuilding and betterment of their various commun ities; and "Whereas the r't-scTit map of Na tional Fai k wo Park highway does not bring all thes? communities into their true relationship with the proposed read; therefore," be it "Resolved, That in all future maps issued by the National Park to Park association, all nationally recognized highways and trails leading to or from or connecting with, the national park to park highway, shall be shown with equrJ prominence." One of the unanimous resolutions of the convention, was the expressed belief of the delegates in the worth iness of the present Townsend bill. There were many very interesting ana instructive talks made before the convention which was composed of del egates from each of the eleven states comprising the association. The convention named as a board of directors L. L. Newton of Cody, Wyoming; Dr. S. F. Way of Living ston, Jlontana; Robert M. Dyer of Seattle, Washington; W. M. Welch of Ker.nett, California; Judge L. V. Root cf Winslow, Arizona: Charles Tyng of Salt Lake City, Utah; Coi. Li. u. iv. belieis of Alhunuermii?. New Ilexico; G. V. Hodsrins of Canon City, Colorado, and W. II. Goodin of Lovelock, Nevada. At the meeting oí the board of directors following tht close cf the convention, Charles Tync or Jsait .Lake Citv was marie fhairmsm and L. L. Newton, secretary of the board. Scctt Leavitt of Great Falls, Montana, was chosen president of tht association; Father C. Vabre of Flag- ts.il and Sylvester L. Weavpr of T.nk Angeles were chosen vice-presidents. vjus noims 01 Lotiy was retained at secretary-manager, as was F. J. Chamberlain of Denver as treasure! and Warren E. Boyer as director of publicity. SEVEN MEXICANS LOOT STORE AT BISBEE Seven I.Iexicans, four of them mask- three hours Robert Reay, one of the proprietors. Ihree suspects, cantured oy a posse of cowbovs, are held in the county jail at lombstone. more than 100 feet in length. In the hrt forest there is a trunk that toms a natural bridge over a small i vM.ie, the water having ürst washed away the overlying clay and sand and t'-tn, following a crevice, worked cat t:-e channel underneath. The length of this log is 110 feet, and the diam eter 4 feet at the butt and 1 1-2 feet at the top. The petrified woods are beautiful object.; for study. When thin slices are carefully ground down to a thisk nans cf 0.003 inch or less and placed unüer the microscope they show per fectly the original wood structure, all the cells being distinct, though now they aie replaced by chalcedony. By studying the section F. H. Knowlton, of the Geological Survey, has found that most of these araucarian trf-es were of the species Araucarioxvlon aiizonicum, a tree now extinct, it is known to have lived at the same geo logic timo also in the east-central part of the United States, where the re mains cf some of its associates have r-lso been found. These included other cone-tearing trees, tree ferns, cycads, and gigantic horsetails, which indicate that at that time the rainfall of the Southwest' was abundant. T S :i 1 - T . I i 1 tSTtvx f-' i r - .t -t r "111 rft f I I ! M II I , w...... ...V- . WViC . 20 miles west of Bisbee, late Saturday rizona, ' night, after having held ririsoner for The Limelight Question. "What is your name?" Answer. "D. W. Easley." ''Where were you born?" "Ouumwa, Iowa." ' What is your age?" "Sixty." "Wh at is your business?" "Justice of the Peace." "What ii theextent of your educa tion?" "Icvva Schools." "Married or single?" "Married." "Why?" "Don't believe it best for man be alcne." to "What was lion?" your boyhood arnbi- "Machinist." "What do you think of life?" "All right if you don't weaken." "How is business?" "Good." MRS. G. C. BAZELL ENTERTAINS ACE AND THIMBLE CLUB Friday afternoon, Mrs. G C. Bazell entertained the Ace and Thimble Club; and regardless of the extreme heat most of the members attended. Those who at tended say that they had such a delightful time that they could not help feeling sorry for those who could not command the energy to brave the heat by attending o MYSTERIOUS LETTER GIVES OFFICERS NEW MURDER CLUE Location of the writer of a letter statinsr that Walter Steinbrook, pion eer prospector of Yavapai county, missing since last December and be lieved to have been, the victim of a murder, had left the ranch where he was living on Blind Indian creek and had gone to California, and departure of a party from the sheriff's office to institute a search for the remaining parts of the body found last Friday at the bottom of an abandoned shaft near the ranch, were the chief devel opments of the inquiry revolving around the dn-appearance of Stein brook and the discovery of the remains of a human body near his ranch. It developed that a letter had been sent last Friday to Frank Wilson, nephew of Walter Steinbrook, stating that the latter had left the ranch and gone to California. Steinbrook dis appeared between December 26 and January 1. The writer cf this letter, whose name was not revealed, was lo cated and subpoenaed to appear be fore the coroner's jury at a continua tion of its inquest. Session of the in q'iest was postponed to await the ar rival of the letter-writer and the ex planations he or she will be called up on to make as to why the statement concerning Steinbrook's departure was made and where the information was obtained. - FRAZIER GETS 10 TO 14 YEARS FOR ASSAULTING GIRL This morning Judge Sames in Div sicn 2 of the superior court heard a number of pleas, meting out sus pended sentence in another and tak ing two under advisement. Frank Frazier, who plead guilty to attempted rape, alleged to have been committed at Willcox last week on the ! person of a 7-year-old, received a sentence of not less than 10 nor more than 14 years. . WOOL MARKET STILL ' SPOTTY AND IRREGULAR In the east demand for wool contin ues "spotty" and irregular, but in the west considerable competition has de veloped, especially in Montana, where is now centered most of the active buying of staple clips. This has creat ed an anomalous condition, in that prices are going down at the consum ing end, but going up at the produc ing end. Of course, the advances are largely for best btaple clips, which are scarce this year. The success achieved in the heavy-weight season now pretty well over as far as wool buying is concerned, has heartened up manufacturers, it is said. Present plans are to open many lines of men's wear light-weight goods about the middle of July, while formerly it was expected that the general opening would not be made until September. Manufacturers are still watching the market closely and are quick to find the weak spots. Apparently, they are so encouraged by the goods situation that they are ready to buy "distress" lots of wool. As these are plentiful, the wool market is given a fictitious activity. Of a general healthy move ment of wool on the broad lines of supply and demand there is yet no sign, but wool men and manuiacturers are evidently recovering their cour age. Bradstreets Report. COLORADO CATTLMEN WAR ON UTAH SHEEP Vernal. Utah. Trouble between the sheep and cattle and ranch interests of Utah and Colorado took a serious aspect when 50 armed men between Craig and Meeker, Colo., opposed the moving of herds toward tne Sheep Gap mountain reserve. The sheep belong to W. H. Coltharp of Vernal and to Clayborn Brirnhall of Bear River, Colo. There as, and has been for years, the most intense bitterness against the encroachment of Utah sheep on the Colorado cattle range. The most serious trouble occurred last year, when John Durnell, of Skull Creek, S,h!" the tiresent trouble seems not to be against tr4e sheep going on to tne re serve, for which the owners have per mits, but it is as to the trails they may take to get there. The briefest advices reached Air. Coltharn at eVmal and he at-once telee-rSDhed Ci-Dtain McCloud at Den ver, who has been directing the Durn- dell killing investigations, to come at once, and Mr. joitnarp íeit immedi ately with his toreman ior tne scene of the trouble. o EX-SERVICE MEN ARE NEG LECTED, IT IS ALLEGED Washington, D. C. Representativ es of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars protested aeainst the alleged treatment oí vet erans to the senate special committee dealing with the activities affecting former service men. J. T. Taylor, vice chairman of the legislative com mittee of the American Legion, com- Dlains of the failure of tne govern ment, to provide adequate hospital fa cilities, asserting there are now lo,uuu former service men who can not be given needed medical treatment. The bureau of war risk insurance. he also charged, had failed to assist those entitled to government aid, and he appealed for more sympathetic treatment of veterans, many ot whom, ne said, suffer, "because tney do not know their rights or how to obtain them." "We ask you to humanise the bu reaus dealing with former service men," E. S. Bettelheim, Jr., chairman of" the legislative committee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars said, urg ing that congress compel the bureau of war risk insurance to help the vet erans. Especial criticism of the board of appeals of the war risk bureau was voiced bv Mr. Bettelheim, who de manded that it be reorganized and that former, service men be placed up on it. John G. Emery, the new national commander of the American Legion, hails from Grand Rapids, Mich. He was born on the Fourth of July, forty vears ago. His election, which was by acclamation of the national execu tive committee, took place at the na tional headquarters at Indianapolis At the same time, Thomas J. Banni- gan, of Harttord, uonn., was elected vice commander, succeeding jur. ii.m ery, who now fills the vacancy caused by the death of b. W. Ualbraith Jr. Mr. Emery is a real estate operator. He has served as president of the Grand Rapids Real Estate board and as one of the commissioners of that city. He is president of the First Division club. His military record dates from his entrance to the Second Officers training camp at Fort Sheri dan, 111., August 27, 1917. He attend ed various school in France and was assigned to the 18th Infantry of the First Division. He commanded F. Company of this regiment in the Montdidier-Noyon and Aisne-Marne offensives and became a major Sep tember 1, 1918, following the St Mi hiel and Argonne offensives. He was severely wounded by shell fire October 0, and was immediately sent to the United States. He was discharged from the hospital and from the army, March 31, 1919. He has been active in Legion affairs ever since. Mr. Bannigan, the new vice-commander, has served as adjutant of the Connecticut department of the Legion three years. During the war he ser ved as a captain. He is a member of the Legion's national committee on war risk insurance and compensation. I SHERIFF NEWMAN RETURNS it 7 it ii nniPAiTrn J!!!n Ufltft Sheriff Newman returned last Tuesday morning with his prisoner, Preston Sims, who is wanted for forgery. Lee says that all the "Down Easters" were hos pitable and friendly, and as cities go, Boston is all to the ?ood. Tradition has it that the streets of the Hub were surveyed by cows, and the sheriff thinks thinks the an imals must have wended their ways after filling up on Medfordrum. The streets of the north end, until even ing, were devoid of children; but after the shadows fell, "They just turn 'em out in millions." The only folks that were noticed working were some stevedores un loading a banana boat. 'The only difference be tween Eastern and Western people is, we've all their knowledge plus our own." says Lee. Below is taken from the Boston Post, under date of June 27th. ROM ARIZONA GETS HIS MAN Real Western Sheriff Lands Him in Everitt Sheriff Robert Lee New man of Navajo county, Ariz ona, put into Boston yester day, sombrero, khaki knee breeches, leather puttees and all, on a man hunt that him a loner crooked trail from "God's country." In Everett yesterday, with, the assistance of Chief of Police Hill, he "lassoed" his man and as soon as the ex tradition fight is over starts back with the prisoner chain to him, Arizona fashion, on a four-day railroad jaunt to the Navajo county jail and justice. The prisoner now in the custody of the Massachusetts State Police is wanted back in the cattle country, accord ing to Sheriff Newman, lor forgery. The warrant for his arrest in the sheriff's pocket charges Preston Simms, a half Negro and half Mexican, with forging checks for $390, $100 and $800 respectively on the Jen nings Auto Company, the Ford Auto Company and the Round Valley Bank, all of the city of Holbrook, Ariz. The money involved in the capture is hardly worthy of the effort and expense to "get" the prisoner. Besides Sheriff Newman says h e likes the wide open spaces of the Arizona desert much better than the cowpaths of Boston streets. But out in Arizona when the sheriff says he's going after a man he doesn't generally come back without him, is abr"t the way this veteran of the old school of sheriffs puts his last man-hunt case. HEAT INCREASES RABIES AMONG DOGS IN TUCSON Unusual heat and drv weather are charged with development of rabies to remarkable degree in this localitv. Five rabid dops were killed duiintr June and more were reDorted within the past few davs. the disease nrob- ably due to bites from other infected dogs. RIDICULE REPORT THAT RED WHISKERS ESCAPED POSSE There is ridicule of a renort that the individual lately killed in the mountains while resisting arrest was not "Red Whiskers" E. B. Burnett, and that the local officers, makirn a mistake, had offered another man's corpse in the hope of reward. Judges, penitentiary guards, tailors and local peace officers all join in the emphatic assertion that the body was that of Burnett, capable of positive identification by reason or marks and cars. Clubs with electric flash Iie-hta fn one side have been supplied to Paria policemen for signalling at night.