Washington County News July 15, 1912
Littlefield, July 15 – Our boys, five in number, were at our cattle ranch on top of the mountain on the night of the 12th when a big mountain lion came within fifteen feet of them and took a very nice colt belonging to George Strausser. The next morning every man with his horse and rope went on a hunt for the lion but were unable to locate him on account of a dashing rain and had to give up. They will go in search of the animal in a few days armed with guns.
Word has been received here by Jos H. Reber that there must be eight months of district school held in the state., Our state legislature appears to be a body of sound-minded men according to the laws they are making.
The third crop of lucern is being cut and stacked and is very good. Melons, tomatoes, and grapes are ripe here.
The trashing machine with a good crew has been here and gone. The yield of grain was very good.
Samuel Reber Jr. has again moved to his home at the Beaverdams from Mesquite, Nevada.