35,000 DEER NOW IN
Cumulative summary of big game on
the national forests just recently com
piled by the forest service shows over
17,000 deer on the national forests in
Arizona exclusive of the Kaibab for
est and more than 18,000 on the New
Mexico forests. Elk are increasing in
Arizona and holding their own in New
Mexico. Antelope show some gain but
mountain sheep are at a standstill.
“Each winter,” says District For
ester F. C. W. Pooler, “forest rangers
secure all the data available and from
them make as close an estimate as is
possible for a census of big game on
their districts. The term ‘big game’
in the southwest, includes antelope,
deer, elk and mountain sheep. The
figures submitted by the rangers are
brought together and tables made up
for the various forests. The compila
tions for a state or region furnish a
good index as to whether game ani
mals are increasing in number or are
In the open yellow pine forests like
the Caconino and Sitgreaves forests of
northern Arizona, deer are gradually
becoming fewer year by year, the re
port indicates. This is probably due
to the fact that men and autos can
get into almost every portion of the
forests. The secluded places where
deer can roam, feed and rear their
young unmolester are scarce. On the
other hand, in the high rugged country
like the Gila and Datil forests in New
Mexico, where there are few or no
roads, deer are on the increase, or at
least maintaining their numbers, ac
cording to the report.
There are about 1300 antelope on
the forests in Arizona and around
800 in New Mexico. The southwest is
not primarily an elk country, but
there are something like 400 elk in
Arizona, mostly on the west end of
the Sitgreaves forest. These are pro
tected by the game laws and the num
ber is increasing. A small band on
the Santa Fe forest in New Mexico
remains about the same in number
from year to year. Mountain sheep
number only 208 ior both Arizona and
New Mexico and the majority of these
are on the Guadalupe division of the
Lincoln forest in southeastern New
The figures given in the cumulative
census made by the forest service are
not, of course, the results of actual
count. In dealing with big game,
numbers must of necessity be prox
imations, but forest officers are be
coming more skilfed in these estimates
year by year so that the big game
census of the forest service is gen
erally accepted as furnishing the best
available data that can be compiled.
The forest service report does not ir -
• ude game animals on lands outside
of the national forests of which, among
Indian reservations, state lands and
grants, there are considerable areas
of similar topography. Neither does
the 35,000 deer given for the national
forests of Arizona and New Mexico in
clude the Kaibab national forest sit
uated north of the Grand Canyon.
That forest which is a national game
preserve and is administered by the
district forester at Ogden, Utah, is
said to have 30,000 deer and the herds
are steadily increasing.
Sid Osborn in Race For
Governor of This State
Sidney P. Osborne, former secretary
of state and prominent in democratic
circles throughout Arizona for several
years, will be a candidate for the
nomination for governor at the demo
cratic primary on September 9. Pe
titions seeking to place Mr. Osborn’s
name on the primary ballot were being
circulated in Phoenix the first of the
week, and it is understood that peti
tions were started simultaneously
throughout the state.
Sidney P. Osborn was elected the
first secretary of state after Arizona
was admitted to statehood. He served
two terms in that office retiring in
1918 to enter the gubernatorial con
test. He was in a tri-cornered race
for the democratic nomination. He has
been engaged in the real estate and
insurance business since leaving pub
lic office, but he has always taken an
active part in politics.
WORK BEGUN ON TWENTY-THREE
MILE STRETCH OF OLD TRAILS
Downer & Williams, of Riverside,
California, contractors, on Tuesday
began grading the Flagstaff-Winslow
road, their contract, which they ex
pect to finish before Christmas, cov
ering a 23 1-2 mile stretch east from
the east end of the Flagstaff city
R. H. Downer of the firm is here,
the w r ork is being supervised by F. E.
Williams of Tucsroi. Headquarters
camp has been established at the
quarry two miles east of town. There
is a grading camp at Cliffs, another
at the east end of the project and an
intermediate camp soon will be estab
lished, the plan being to run three
grading crews simultaneously. This
will take 175 animals and a corres
ponding number of men.
The cost is defrayed by the U. S.
bureau of public roads. J. A. La
praik is resident engineer represent
ing the government.
A stone crushing plant will be here
in about two weeks. It is expected
in addition to grading the road, to
surface with crushed limestone for
four and a half miles from town.
Then, with another appropriation from
crogress, which is expected will be
forthcoming, the balance will be sur
faced, it is hoped, next spring and
The concrete bridge and culvert
work over this 23 1-2 mile section was
done last fall. —Coconino Sun.
There are just 15 days re
i maining in which voters can reg
ister for the primary election to
be held on September 9. Under
the law, registration closes 10
days before the primaries, so
August 30 is the last possible
day to get one’s name on the
No election ever held in Ari
zona is more important than the
one to be held in November, and
every American citizen should
feel it a solemn duty to take
part in the choice of national,
state and county officials. There
are great issues pending in the
state and they can be settled
properly and satisfactorily only
by a complete expression of the
will of the people.
If you have not registered al
ready, do it now.
At the primary elections on
September 9, the following fed
eral, state and county officials
will be nominated:
Representative in congress.
Three presidential electors.
Judge of the supreme court.
Secretary of state.
Superintendent of public in
One state senator.
One member of the house of
Justice of the peace.
MILL BUYS BIG TRACT
OF TIMBER LAND
A contract has been approved by
District Forester Pooler covering a
sale of seven and one-half million feet
of western yellow pine saw timber on
the Sitgreaves national forest in Ari
zona, at $2 per thousand to Standard
The plant of the Standard Lumber
Mills is a circular saw mill with a
daily capacity of about 25,000 feet. It
is situated on Mortenson Wash, south
west of Pinedale. The power is fur
nished by steam-driven engins with
a battery of two boilers using slab
waste, edgings and sawdust for fhel.
Logs will be conveyed from the
woods to the mill on eight-wheeled
logging trucks drawn by horses. Man
ufactured lumber will include all
classes of common building material
and probably some railroad cross
ties. The lumber will be hauled by
motor truck and wagons to Snowflake,
the nearest suitable shipping point.
From there it will reach outside mar
kets over the Apache railroad.
Special features of the Standard
Lumber Mills, Inc. contract, according
to the forest service, proyide that at
least two-thirds of the standing tim
ber, 12 or more inches in diameter will
be marked for cutting. Fast growing
young trees less than 12 inches to
gether w r ith many additional thrifty
trees as may be necessary will be
left for seed production to insure re
stocking over the cut areas. The
young trees will provide another cut
in about 75 years. Brush from the
cutting area will be piled and burned
in order to reduce fire hazard except
that falling with 40 feet of a drain
age channel will be thrown into the
channel as a prevention against
Western yellow pine which is chief
lumber species of the southwest, is
the basis of the sale to the Standard
Lumber Mills. There are vast areas
of this class of timber on the Sit
greaves national forest. It is esti
mated that by securing immediate re
forestation on cutover lands through
controlled grazing and the prevention
of forest fires, 30 million feet of tim
ber can be cut from the Sitgreaves
forest and kept up forever without
lessening the producing power of the
forest. The whole forest is handled
under a management plan which pro
vides for timber growth under such a
system. The Standard sale is from
1410 acres in what is called the Mo
gollon working circle.
Livestock and Ranges In
Arizona and New Mexico
While rainfall has been somewhat
scattered in character heavy falls
have occurred in places and the gen
eral trend has been toward a better
ment of ranges and improvement in
condition of stock. Heavy storms
have occurred in the White mountain
region 2.60 inches being reported for
the past week. No rain fell in the
Grand Canyon section and only light
rain in the Flagstaff and Williams
sections. Recent rains in the Flag
staff section have benefitted ranges
considerably but owing to their scat
tered character leave much to be de
sired. Continued improvement of
range conditions in western New
Mexico is reported.
FIVE MOUNTAIN LIONS KILLED
Five mountain lions and one bear
fell prey to the gun of Cleve Miller,
government hunter, in the last two
weeks. The game was killed in the
Apache game reserve.
Notice For Primary Election
A primary election is hereby called in the several precincts of Navajo
County, under the provisions of the law relating to primary elections, on
Tuesday, the 9th day of September, 1924, for the purpose of voting for can
didates for the several parties to be nominated for the following offices:
Three Presidential Electors.
One Representative in Congrescs.
One Judge of the Supreme Court.
One Secretary of State.
One Treasurer. ,
One Attorney General.
One Superintendent of Public Instruction.
One Mine Inspector.
One Corporation Commissioner.
One State Senator.
One Member of the House of Representatives.
One Member of the Board of Supervisors from District Ne. 1.
One Member of the Board of Supervisors from District No. 2.
One Member of the Board of Supervisors from District No. 3.
One County Attorney.
One School Superintendent.
One Justice of the Peace for Winslow Precincts Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
One Justice of the Peace for Joseph City Precinct.
One Justice of the Peace for Holbrook, Indian Wells, Heber and Kearns
One Justice of the Peace ior Woodruff Precinct.
One Justice of the Peace for Snowflake Precinct.
One Justice of the Peace for Taylor and Shumway Precincts.
One Justice of the Peace for Showlow and Linden Precincts.
One Justice of the Peace for Lakeside Precinct.
One Justice of the Peace for Pinetop and Whiteriver Precincts.
One Justice of the Peace for Pinedale, Clay Springs and Joppa Precincts.
One Constable for Winslow Precincts Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
One Constable for Joseph City Precinct.
One Constable for Holbrook, Indian Wells, Heber and Kearns Canyon
One Constable for Woodruff Precinct.
One Constable for Snowflake Precinct.
One Constable for Taylor and Shumway Precincts.
One Constable for Showlow and Linden Precincts.
One Constable for Lakeside Precinct.
One Constable for Pinetop and Whiteriver Precincts.
One Constable for Pinedale, Clay Springs and Joppa Precincts.
COUNTY PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN
Precinct. Republican. Democratic.
Winslow No. 1 2 2
Winslow No. 2 2 3
Winslow No. 3 2 3
Joseph City 11
Holbrook ..?. 3 3
Snowflake 3 1
Shumway -1 1
Showlow -1 1
Pinetop _ 11
Whiteriver 1 1
Pinedale -1 1
Clay Springs !. 11
Joppa 1 1
Indian Wells -1 1
Keams Canyon •—1 1
Clerk, Board of Supervisors, Navajo County, Arizona.
The following named polling places and persons constituting the Election
Boards, in the several precincts of the County, are hereby designated:
Winslow, Precinct No. 1. Polling Place City Hall, Second Street
Inspector—F. T. LaPrade.
Judges—Mrs. Chas. Harp and Mrs. Della Hunter.
Clerks—Ethel E. Sweeney and Mrs. Lottie Bisbee.
Marshal —Pete Pemberton.
Winslow, Precinct No. 2. Polling Place, Gnild Hall, Second Street
Inspector—R. M. Bruchman.
Judges—Ada Gates and A. E. Gillard.
Clerks—Anna M. Bennett and Julia M. Butler.
Marshal —Ben Burk.
Winslow, Precinct No. 3. Polling Place, Washington School
Inspector—W. C. Martin.
Judges—Mrs. Bob Eastman and Gladys Kleindienst.
Clerks —Mrs. Ed Gardner and Naomi H. Darling.
Marshal—John V. Ament.
Joseph City. Polling Place, School Honse
Inspector—J. C. Hansen.
Judges—John Turley and Fred Tanner.
Clerks—J. E. Shelley and J. P. Richards.
Marshal—J. H. Rogers.
Holbrook Precinct. Polling Place, Court House.. f
Inspector—F. E. O’Connell.
Judges—F. A. Zuck and W. B. Cross.
Clerks —-W. J. Hookway and Jesse Hulet.
Marshal —R. D. Greer.
Woodruff Precinct. Polling Place, School Honse
Inspector—Robt. L. Ison.
Judges—Al Turley and J. D. Smithson.
Clerks —Mrs. Mattie and Mrs. Lonina E. Gardner.
Marshal —Jesse DeWitt.
Snowflake Precinct. Polling Place, School House
Judges—Marion Rogers and J. E. Stratton.
Clerks—Miss Nell Webb and Thalia Kartchner.
Marshal—Geo. A. Gardner.
Taylor Precinct. Polling Place, School House
Inspector—J. L. Shumway.
Judge—J. P. Jensen and Dora P. Hatch.
Clerks —Mrs. Lillis Lewis and Mrs. Evaline Palmer.
Marshal —J. T. Cooper.
Shumway Precinct. Polling Place. School House
Inspector—W. G. Shumway.
Judges—L. D. Rhoton and W. H. Denham.
Clerks —Virgil Denham and W. A. Shumway.
Marshal —Edw. W. Muder.
Showlow Precinct. Polling Place, School House
Judges— E. Brewer and Estella Mills.
Clerks —J. J. Brady and J. L. Willis.
Lakeside Precinct. Polling Place, School House
Inspector—J. H. Hansen.
Judges—Lottie Kutch and J. L. Fish.
THE WINSLOW MAIL
Clerks —K. W. West and Coral Peterson.
Marshal—James E. Kay.
Pinetop Precinct. Polling Place, School Honse
Inspector—John W. Adair.
Judges—Ettie M. Brooks and Arch Penrod.
Clerks—Thel Penrod and Edna Penrod.
Whiteriver Precinct. Polling Place. School Honse
Inspector—M. S. Deputy. i
Judges—B. B. Calvert and Miss Deputy.
Clerks—Harbert Cooper and E. E. Gunther.
Marshal—Geo. Hall. «
Linden Precinct. Polling Place, School Honse
Inspector—M. D. Karchner.
Judges—R. D. Rogers and J. E. Malone.
Clerks—Ernestine Smith and Nancy Malone.
Marshal —James L. Pearce.
Burton Precinct. Polling Place, School Honse.
Inspector—L. L. Perkins.
Judges—A. A. Burton and Leo. Rich.
Clerks—Mrs. Lawrence Perkins and Rebecca Reidhead.
Marshal—S. H. Burton.
Pinedale Precinct. Polling Place, School House
Judges—Lizzie Cheney and Horace Crandell.
Clerks—June M. Jackson and C. E. Anderson.
Clay Springs Precinct. Polling Place. School Honse
Inspector—H. S. McCleve.
Judges—Wm. A. Hunt and Julius Butler.
Clerks —Amanda R. Brewer and May P. Hancock.
Heber Precinct. Polling Place, School Honse
Inspector—J. N. Porter?
Judges—John Blevins and Thos. H. Shelley.
Clerks —Joseph I. Porter and Ellen Ross.
Indian Wells Precinct. Polling Place, Marty Store. ,
Inspector—R. M. Alurphy. > 1
Judges—J. W. Bush and W. D. Bailey.
Clerks —Mrs. R. M. Murphy and D. K. Ward.
Marshal —Seton Clark.
Kearns Canyon Precinct. Polling Place, Halderman Store \
Inspector—E. F. Halderman.
Judges—Wilmer C. Roberts and Fletcher Corrigan.
Clerks —Mrs. W. C. Roberts and Mrs. E. F. Halderman.
Marshal—E. A. Marks.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand at Holbrook, Ari
zona, this 4th day of August, 1924.
Clerk, Board of Supervisors.
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