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and Apache News
No, 18
We Want
toicel just as free to come into this bank
and. ask questions about the advantages
or having a bank account tor the care
and protection of YOUR money as you
would feel in going into any store to ask
n 'about the .quality or price of a. piece of
'. ' ST
ji . No matter how small your income a
3 bank account will helo vou to take .bet- S
ter care of it, help
a St. Johns, Arizona
; The schools will open again
onplonday.' ;
The Baarjd of Supervisors
met Monday' and ' completed
their laborsifop the year 1912.
he v'8ek-ha been devoted"
U " ' ' ;'" am'm " '
frfnd'-Mrs. L. C. Updike
arf i ved ;here last Sunday from
Thatcher, where' they spent
the past-, month.
In making your resolutions
for the new year, be sure and
do not make those that- you
can no1 keep.
The Masquerade given
Wednesday evening was well
attended, and every character
from the devil up was .repre
sented. There were many of
which were very commend
able. ' . .
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pulsi
phea o-: fJoncho are here
spending the holiday. ' ' '
you to - accumulate g
Mr. Arthur Jarvis rriet with
a very painful accident while
enruute from Holbrook with
one .of the mail, autos, last
week. .He had reached Hnnt
and while thare he was mak-
ling. necessary repairrarourid
theboilert when without any
warning there was an explo
sion of gas. and as Mr. Jar
vis was sitting on top of 'the
same, b,e was terribly burned
about the face and hahds.
-He was immediately brought
to town and now4n tb$
hands of Drs. Roberts and
BouHin,. and. at this -writtinjj
is getting along pretty Well.
It-is the wish of hi many
tnends that, lie will soon be
able to resume hjs; labors.
Many of the Academy,
students went home io spend
the holidays, Wt are nowre
turning so as tQ.be .present at
the opening next Monday.? '
Fred T. Oofier ijperi. !the:
hdlidays here.,. . " 4 i
. .v. .w. .ii
New Year's Calling,
How it
Garrled -On
and Is
N' EXT to Christmas the most Jo
ouh annual festival - has been
the advent of the new year.
This has been so ever since
the Christian era. As fair back as the
History of man can be traced the .New
Year day has been an occasion of
feasting and rejoicing. From the old
est authentic record It has been trans
mitted down to our times and is. still
observed. The feast was instituted by
Numa and was dedicated to Janus,
who presided over the new year Jan.
U 713. B. C.
In the middle ages It was religiously
observed by tbe flow of wine and the
; eating of baked meats. The chieftains
of. the European tribes appointed it
as. .the day of receiving their captains
and, vassals. Their chief was not ad
verse -to receiving some token of re
gard from 'bis, people to remind him of
them during the remaining 364 days.
The people soon learned, to consider It
good, form as .well as good- policy to
bring with them a substantial remem
brance. .
Queen Elizabeth "made New fear's
day a general opurt occasion, in which
she; greeted her loyal subjects and re
ceived -their gifts. It was customary
to present; Queen Bess with the finest
raiment procurable. All the courtiers
tried to outdo 'each other in selecting
the most magnificent textur.es. tor their
rdyai mistress. 'Sir Walter Raleigh
'one5 New Year's morning outstripped
$hem-oII by presenting her majesty
with a. pair of wovensilk hose, the first
.e.ver) .ym.Ih .England. , 4
,t In .northern climes, the New ear.has
al.wnys been .one of the chief gajadays
of 'the season The town folks always
calP upon the chief magistrate .and
drink his" health. The ld6a of jpaybjg
New Tear calls in this countr in a
general way for years was" confined to
Kcw :Y.ork st:lte. though other 'states
adopted It and practiced the 'custom to
a. .moderate extents The early" settlers
of jolly, old New Amsterdam made the.
advent. Hnv oi tha cminc vear Jthe hap
piest of the annus. In those primitive
times .everybody knew each other from
one end fit Manhattan Island' to. the
other. After paying their grave . re
spects, to. the. governor . they visited
each other , . .
When the, EngJIsh4 came to. New York
they . continued ibe -ancient - custom,
whjeh . helped to. cemgnt the ;good fel.
lowshlp that has sjnee prevailed (be
tween' the two races. For years the
popularity. .of "'New- Y-eai; us a day of
feasting beqame supromineut.- that
Christmas was lost sight, of. xear by
yea i4 tpe calling. custom..grew jnifavor.
The young .womeji, would try-to out;'
do each other, in the sumptuousness of
their table and elegance, of .their ,toiIets4
in tne Deginping of the last century
the young, .maidens fook. pride in the
fact. that,the clothes thev.wore and the
tables they 'set were, the "work of their
own hands., Ttfe .gallants would, start
out early and go over a .list of a score
or more, paying their respecta .to- the
matrons first .and winding up at the-
home of. their chief attacjer. ...Eyeryr
Doay wno was anypoay. m those., ttays
drank." '"'''""
In fact. 'Itjwas considered a duty he-
owed to society and to. his hostess .to
drink wHeneyer he.' was. asked and fill V
the hampers up to tbe Drlm, a the
city Increased In sizn the onhtom ln-
creased in popularity and' the calliig
. acquaintances of the people in magni
tude. The fair -New Yorkers entered
into friendly rivalries with on'e a'tfoth
er as to -wbo sbould receive the largest
number of callers. y
The "upper crust? celebrate- Niw
Year at their country homes.- Occa
sionally a solitary caller 'nitty- be seen
- walking througha fashionable vent
anxiously looking, for a house when
he once was a welcome visitor In or
der to pay bis. annual'- respects, but
nothing greets him' but closed doom
and windows r . r-
Because . the fad has- become pass
with the fashionables it does not fol
low that there is no calling done. The
so called common people keep ' bp the
ancient custom and look forward to
it for half the year.
In times , gone by It -was one of the
plensantest of customs, and many who
condemn It secretly" hope that it-may
yet be revived with ' the unpleasant
features left out
To Whtm it May concern': XA
r Dec. 26th, 19l2.?4 ;
Notice is hereby give n that the
Annual meeting- of the Apaciie
County Live Stock Association
wjll be held at the Court' Hou'e
at .. St. Johns, Apac'lie; Count?',
Arizona. "Janiiarvi lOthi "113 at
10:00 OlCldck A. M. . Thcf': pur
pose of the trieeting is ibv elect
officers .for the ensueiiig' year and
for $Uch other business sis' n?. ,
ctrne: before the meetinfc. 'AH
stockmen are earnestly requested5
to be present ks business of; -im-i
portance will be transacted. 1 i .
. Gilbert E. Greer Secretary;
' - . ' . "
Will am W .. Sherwood ell:r
and broke his xsoIJar bone one':
dary 'last waek whiM ehgaged
in storing ice. ''

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