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VOL XII. I LOCAL NEWS ! t ! F. W. Nelson and family re turned from St. Johns Sunday morning. Mr. Nelson left for St Johns Wednesday to look after the new bank. C. H. Brownell expects to hold a turkey shoot on the 24th of this month, and those wish ing to participate in the same should see him at once. The beautiful and impressive annual memorial service of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks was held at the Opera House Sunday afternoon. A. H. Harrell made a business trip to Williams Thursday. He has located some of the lumber for the bridge that was washed down the river last week and will have it hauled back. About two-thirds of the entire amount was washed down the river dur ing tiie high water of last week. An automobile known as the Reo Mountaineer, driven by two gentlemen from New York, left Pomona. Cal. December sth on its wav to New York City. It everything goes well the mach ine will reach Winslow Decem ber 15th, but as the roads are in such bad condition, it will prob ably fall behind the schedule. In a letter from County Sup erin tendeni of Schools R. C. Smith, he informs us that he will hold the Teachers' Insti tute at Holbrook on December IS, 14 and 15, 1905. Prof. A. N. Taylor, Prof. A. E. Douglass and Miss Smyser, of the Flag staff Normal, will deliver lec tures. The general public is cordially invited to be present. W. G. Kelley, of Winslow, passed through Kingman Thurs day last on his way home after a weeks’ visit to his property near the Ark mine. He reports that the shaft on the mine has reached a depth of 80 feet and is being driven doward as fast as possible. Water is coming in and the work is somewhat impeded by this cause, but it is his belief that this is only sur face water and will soon disap pear. The mine is showing up ~a nice ore body.—Miner. Superintendent E. .1. Gibson. Trainmaster Kinucan, Chief Dispatcher J. D. McCully, of WINSLOW, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1905. | the Santa Fe at Winslow, and Conductor W. B. Plumb, of Wil liams. and Engineer O. L. Ken dall, of the Grand Canyon j branch of the Santa Fe, consti tuted a popular bevy of railroad men who were in the city on Saturday to take the thirty-sec ond degree of the Ancient and Accepted Order of Masonry. They returned west Saturday night. After the lodge work, the class, nine in number, seat ed themselves around a large table at the Alvarado and par took of a banquet. Cony T. Brown, who administered the thirty-second degree to the class, also returned to his home at Socorro Saturday night.—Al buquerque Citizen. Church Notes. Services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church as fol lows: Sunday School, in a. m. Preaching services, 11 a. m. Junior League. 3 p. m. Epworth. League, 6:30 p. m. Evening service. 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30 p. m. All are welcome. W illiam Whitfield, Pastor. There will be no services at the Catholic Church tomorrow. There will be no services at the Episcopal Church Sunday. William Wyllie. Priest m Charge. The proposition to amend the Cowan law. so as to make the territorial auditor agent of all Arizona corporations, with all fees converted into the treasury is gaining ground in Arizona, and a bill is now being prepar ed by a prominent Phoenix at torney along these lines. This bill will not only bring a large additional revenue to the terri tory. but it will put a stop to the slanderous assaults that are now being made by the differ ent corporation agents on each other. The bill will be a desir able one and will undoubtedly oecotne a law.—Phoenix Enter prise. Attorney Isaac Barth, of Concho, passed through here Wednesday on his way to court at Prescott to defend the poly gamy cases. A number of wit nesses from that part of the country also passed through here this week. ; -Y-y vv WW<. vCCWvA 1 RAILROAD NOTES f Y £ A dispatch from Los Angeles dated the 7th says: Work on the big Belen cut-off on the Santa Fe line in New Mexico is progressing rapidly and it was stated at Santa Fe headquarters today that con struction work will be complet ed about January 1, 1907 It will be several months later, however, before limited trains will be operated over the new route through New Mexico. Eventually this cut off will re duce the running time between Los Angeles and Chicago to about fifty-seven hours. It is stated that 2.000 men and halt as tnanv teams are at work in Abo Pass. New Mexico, where the work of overcoming the en gineering problems has been go ing on for the past two years. It is estimated that the shorten ing of the Santa Fe byway of the Belen cut off when complet ed will have cost SIO.OOO 000. Ttie operation of limited trains over the new line will cut out some of the most important points on the present route. The distance will be reduced to ninety miles and the highest mountain range on the Santa Fe line will oe avoided as well as the stretch of road which has caused the Santa Fe much •trouble and delay the past few years from washouts. The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen is going to build an international home, and §75,000 has been set aside to start with. The business organization of Colorado Springs recently held a meeting and decided to make an offer to the trainmen of a tract of land and such other in ducements as will practically insure the location of the insti tution to that city. In this con nection it may be of interest to know that the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen has been in existence twenty-three years, that it has 728 lodges, with 75,- 000 members, §1.560,000 in its treasury. pays out §140.000 every thirty days in claims, has over §87,000,000 insurance in force, and has paid out §11.512,636.13 in benefits, John Denair, receiver of the Arizona & Utah Railroad, ac companied by Attorney Paul Burks, was in Kingman Monday last, at which time the sale of all the possessions of the rail road was made. The judgment of the Santa Fe Railroad Com pany reached the amount of §452,000 and it was to cover this amount that the sale was had, Special Master John De nair auctioning off all the right, title and interest of the old stockholders in the road. The sale of this road is of import ance to the people not only of Chloride, but Kingman and other points along the line as it insures lower rates on freight and supplies to the miners and operators.—Kingman Miner. The Santa Fe is making a test of the coal used on the engines m the Topeka yards. A pit probably thirty feet long by eight feet wide, and eight or ten feet deep, has been dug and plastered up inside with cement. Into this several carloads of coal have been dumped and water turned on so that the coal is submerged. On the ground nearby a similar amount of coal has been dumped and left open to ihe air. The pur pose of this is to see after both piles of coal have been left in this condition for awhile, which kind will produce the most heat and otherwise be the most satis factory in handling and burn ing. The Arizona Star has news that 400 men are now employed by the engineers in an effort to turn the channel of the Colora do from the Salton Sea into its natural channels, but seeming ly without much prospective success. It is said the engineers in charge believe it possible to stop the flow into the Salton. The people of Yuma are expect ing a heavy rise in the Salton Gila River, resulting from the present rain fall, which, added to the present inflow of the Col orado, will cause a still more rapid rise. Holbrook Happenings. From the Argus. Ramer and Yosburg shipped 821 head of steers to the Chino Valley yesterday. On Saturday last C. F. Per kins had E. B. Newman arrest |ed for grazing a band of sheep within the mile limit of his ranch. The trial was set for Monday morning at 10 o’clock, but as the prosecution did not put in an appearance the case 1 was dismissed. No. 45