THE ST. JOHNS HERALD                          LOCAL NEWS                           June 4, 1891

Charley Thompson and Miss Nadice Phelps were married in Springerville last Sunday morning, by W.C.Davis, Esq, of this place.   We offer congratulations to the happy couple and hope that their lives may be long and prosperous.   Charley will not have as much business in Springerville in the future as in the past.   The attraction which once drew him there with irrestible force has been transferred to St. Johns.

THE ST. JOHNS HERALD                       LOCAL NEWS                               July 2, 1891

On the 7th of June, a man named Nolan shot and killed Newberry, in Luna Valley, New Mexico.   From what we can learn, the two had been on bad terms for a year or more.   The difficulty which finally lead to the shooting, grew out of the killing of some cattle by Nolan for breaking into his field, and some disparaging remarks which Newberry was reported to have made about Nolan's wife.   Nolan says Newberry fired two shots before he could get his Winchester into working order.   It is said that a party went from Luna to the scene of the killing and buried the body without the formality of an inquest, there being no justice of the peace nearer than Baca Plaza, which is thirty or forty miles distant from where the killing took place.

THE ST. JOHNS HERALD            October 1, 1891

A Montana dispatch says that cattlemen of that State have taken justice in their own hands, so far as it relates to cattle thieving.
A lynching party recently hanged three to one tree, having been caught in the act of changing brands.  Many complaints are heard from the eastern part of the State, but this is the first lynching of cattle thieves for years.  The same preventive judiciously used would be acceptable to other stockmen.--Ex.   

The rustlers will be flocking to Apache County again, owing to the action of the recent Grand Jury in refusing to indict three or four, who, according to street rumor, were clearly guilty of cattle stealing.  From all accounts, and should the precedent established by the Grand Jury who have just concluded their labors be followed by one or two more Grand Juries, the decent and reputable cattlemen of the county, will be forced, in the protection of their property, to follow the example of the Montana cattlemen and appeal to judge lynch.

                                  THE ST. JOHNS HERALD                 October 8, 1891
Mr. Steve Nixon, of the Gebhart Cattle Company, arrived in Solomonville on Saturday last with one Joseph Cud, who was brought by him from Tempe. Cud was arrested several weeks ago on a charge of unlawfully branding cattle in the vicinity of Duncan, and on an examination before Justice J.B.Haynie, was bound over in the sum of $1,000 to await the action of the grand jury.  He gave the bond, but it is said to be worthless; also one of the bondsmen has since died. In the meantime Cud left and went to Tempe where he was at work. Another warrant was secured for him on another charge and Mr. Nixon went to Tempe accompanied by Mr. Elliot and made the arrest.  On arriving here he was taken before Commissioner Blake who made an order requiring him to give a new bond in the sum of $1.000 on the first case for which he was arrested, and in default of which he was lodged in jail. There will probably be more cases against him when the grand jury meets, and it is believed that he is also wanted in New Mexico for a similar offense.--Bulletin.
This man Cud made one grand mistake. He should have come to Apache County to ply his vocation, then there would have been very little danger of an indictment. The more industrious and the more cattle he branded, the less danger there would be an indictment.  Apache county is fast gaining its old-time reputation as a haven of refuge for rustlers and criminals of whatever degree.

THE ST. JOHNS HERALD                LOCAL NEWS                           October 22, 1891

Charley Thompson bought out the butcher business of A. D. Mclntosh, and proposes to continue it during the winter.   Charley is selling good beef and says he intends to keep it up.

THE ST. JOHNS HERALD LOCAL NEWS            October 22, 1891

Wm. Smith passed through St. Johns last Monday, on his way from Silver City, N.M. to Gallup.   He reports not a spear of grass from the Spur Ranch south to Silver City, and predicts a loss of at least 75 per cent of the cattle in that section this winter.   As he puts it, the cattlemen, in the country over which he passed, will have to restock their ranges next spring.   This may be a little exaggerated; but the fact is that the outlook for cattle this winter, is worse, by far, than it has ever been.

THE ST. JOHNS HERALD                   LOCAL NEWS                     October 29, 1891

Henry Hart has resigned his position as foreman of the Wabash and G-bar Cattle Companies, and Charley Thompson has taken his place to finish gathering beef cattle which the above named companies have contracted to Nebraska parties.

From the files of Jack A. Becker.