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St. Johns is having a healthy substantial growth. Lands are cheap but rapidity increasing in value. Best climate on earth.
ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, MAY 31, 1917
Did you remember that ytster
day was Memorial Day .
f Numerous are the tourist that
are daily passing through town.
Tom Carraway is home again
after a few weeks spent in El
Paso on business.
Don't forget that Tuesday,
June 5th, is the day that you
Mrs. H. J. Knight who has
heen ill for the past few weeks
is again able to be about.
WANTED to buy a stocked cat
tle ranch. Must be cheap
P. 0. Box 168, Phoenix.
Guy Richey of Richville was in
the city Tuesday. We do not
know why, unless he came to
Mrs. W. B. Parks is reported
as very ill. Her friends are hoping
that she will be speedily restored
to her former heglth.
Mr and Mrs. Solomon Waite
-will leave this week for Salt Lake
City, Utah where Mrs. Waite
will undergo an operation for an
affliction of the eyes.
and Mrs. Lynn S. Whiting
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will leave for Salt Lake city to
morrow for the purpose of being
married in the temple of the
Mormon church according the
Judge George H. Crosby, Jr., i
has gone to Flagstaff to occupy
the bench in place of Judge F.
W Perkins, who is disqualified to
act in some of the cases pending
in his court.
Mrs. W. H. Gibbons, who has
been at Taylor for the past two
weeks visiting with her daughter,
Mrs. Eva Palmer, returned home
today and her husband, W. H.,
is wearing a bright smile.
FOR SALE 1 Overland Auto
mobile, Model 75. Good condi
tion, $450.00. One years use. 10
-or more cows with calves, broken
to milk. Horse, saddle, etc.
Must be sold within ten day.
GILBERT E. GREER.
The following is the line up
for teachers in school district
number eleven for the coming
..school term: A. S. Gibbons,
Principal, F. M. Whiting,' Mrs.
Edith Uthus, Miss Jean Sher
wood, and Miss Florence Isaac
son. We are informed that Miss Lois
Jarvis, popular daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas Jarvis, will leave
for Salt Lake City, Utah, where
she will be married to Mr. Hugh
B. Graham. The Herald joins in
wishing them success in their
Manager A. E. Johnson of the
motion picture show in St. Johns
is handling some of the best pic
ture that have ever been shown
in St. Johns and those who do not
attend are missing some rare
treats. Why not boost for a good
thing when it is where you can.
County Attorney Gilbert E.
Greer returned last Friday from
Naco where he passed a success
ful examination and was muster
ed into service as member of the
Arizona First Infantry. He re
turned for a short time to
up his private affairs and will
leave about June 10th.
Editor St. Johns Htiald,
St. Johns, Arizpna.
Dear Sir: In looking over th
minutes of tht board of super
visors, it appears to me that there
is some discrimination in 1.
matter of the Out Poor relief
money as some of the dependents
are receiving $30.00 per month
while others are only receiving
from $5.00 to $15.00 per month.
Now while the Out Door relief
principle is just and reasonable
and one in which no reasonable
taxpayer will find fault, it ap
pears to some of us who are not
in close touch with county affairs,
that somebody is trying to play
cheap politics with the people's
One of the Allies.
Frank Allen, former proprietor
of Prank's ShoD and who for
the past year or two has been a
busy man repairing crippled shoes
for the good people of St. Johns
left Tuesday morning for Naco to
reports or duty in Arizona First.
We are informed that his little
son Paul has gone to Eagar to
make his home with Mr and Mrs.
G. S. Love while the father is
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T"' Z u P T
oi bt. Johns and the surrounding
towns, who know Frank, wish
him well and hope that at some
future time when the war is
over that he may return again to
St. Johns and to his little son,
Ellis Palmer and Jesse Udall
left Monday morning for the Gila
valley. Mr. Udall goes for the
purpose of joining his bride-to-be,
Miss Lela Lee and together thev
will go to Salt Lake City where
they will be married in the Salt
Lake Temple. Mr. Palmer went
for the purpose of visiting with
his parents and relatives in the
Salt River valley and also to join
his wife who preceded him some
Gerald Berry, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Berry of this city
and who has been at Chicago
holding down a position in the
Corn Exchange bank of Chicago
arrived home last Sunday. We.
are informed that Gerald will of
fer his services Uncle Sam,
right soon. He says that he is not
looking for any war but feels that
it is a duty we owe our country.
When you become so well
acquainted with a man that you
think that vou know him well and
are beginning to think that he is
a good fellow, let us suggest, that
you have him elected to some
public position, then you will find
according to some people
that you did not Know him at all
for he will then be one of the
D est scoundrels you ever met
Frank Allen sold at auction
his shoe shop last Monday morn
ing, Graham Cowley purchased
the outfit but later in the day
sold it to Mr. Alex. Shreev.e who
is an old hand at the shoemaking
trade. Mr. Shreeve will give
satisfaction, so if you have
crippled shoes don't forget to call
Mrs. L. S. Hamblin of Eagar
who has been here attending her
daughter, Mrs. Edward Gibbons
for the past two weeks returned
to her home last Saturday.
A Few Facts.
A short time ago the writer was
asked to make an address defend
ing the Mormon people from the
slanderous attack made by some
people that the "Mormons were
ignorant and non-progressive."
To prove the statement untrue I
used a great many concrete,
specific examples. Perhaps the
most effective proof was a few
facts and figures showing what
my home town has done in the
matter of education the last ten
or twelve years . Omitting men
tion of the educational work being
carried on within the town itself
I quote the figures as follows:
My home town has sent to the
Brigham Young University and
other Utah Schools, in the last
twelve years, averaging two
years each, thirty four students
at a cost of $400 a year each.
The fotal is $27,200. We have
sent nine to Chicago schools in
the last five years, two years each
at a cost of $700 a years, total
$12,600. To the Northern Ari
zona Normal School we have sent
seventeen students in the last five
years, two years each, $300 a year,
total $10,200. To other Arizona
schools we have sent five students
two years each, $300 per year,
total $3000. To California schools
in the last eight years we have
sent eleven students, $400 per
Student for .-wo years, total
8.800. We have sent into the mis
sionary field twenty elders in the
last ten years, two years each,
$300 per year, total $12,000.
The grand total spent for ed
ucation by the people of my
home town in the last twelve
years, is $73,800. These figures
are extremely conservative.
I very much doubt if there is a
non-Mormon town in the United
States, of equal population, that
is doing more for the education of
its people than is shown by the
foregoing record of our little
Mormon town of St. Johns, Ari
zona. Last Saturday night, May 26th
the Danley-Greer saw-mill was
burned to the ground. It is
thought that some fire from the
furnace getting out was the start
ing of the fi re. The loss is es
timated at about $2000. oO
Messers. Greer and Danley will
immediately install another out
fit and be ready for business soon
but in the meantime they will
take care of their customers with
the other mill which is situated
near Greer, Ariz.
The many friends of John S.
Allen will be glad to learn that
he has returned to St. Johns.
John has been at Palo Verde for
the past year where he has been
teaching school. We are inform
ed that he has come to stay.
Several volunteers from Spring
erville and Eagar passed through
town Tuesday among them were
Bruce Lesueur, Sam Day, Elmer
D. Rinehart, and S. B. Booth's
Mrs. Natilia Greer and Misses
Jean Sherwood and Florence
Isaacson will leave tomorrow for
Salt Lake City, Utah to attend
teachers' summer training school.
Gilbert D. Udall and Miss Sarah
Brown will leave tomorrow for
Salt Lake City, Utah to be mar
ried in the temple. We are also
told that Gay Udall of Eagar and
Miss Lay ton of Lay ton, Arizona,
are also going along for the same
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4 St. Johns, Arizona
43 The Third Annual
1 COWBOYS' REUNION ft
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3 To be held at Sprmgerville, Ariz.,
4ti r t-a nfr ff a
Kjvvr pi ivu'.u'u to ue given away m
prizes and purses
Details to aDDear later. For information write i
S ELMER D. RINEHART,
sj Secretary, The Cowboy Reunion and Amusement
Association of Round Valley, Spring erville, Arizona.
The Terms of the Liberty Loan.
The act authorizing the Liberty
Loan Bonds of 1917 was passed
April 24, 1917. It provides for
the issuance of $5,000,000 of 3i
bonds, the interest payable semi
annually on December 15 and June
15 of each year. The principal is
repayable on or after the 15th day
of June, 1932, at the option of the
Government, and if this option is
not exercised the bonds will run
full 30 years and become due June
The bonds are exempt both as
to principal and interest from all
taxation, national, State, county,
or municipal, except the inherit
ance tax, which is really not a tax
on the property, but on the trans
fer of property by wilt or inherit
ance. The bonds are to be sold at par;
that is, dollar for dollar, no pre
mium and no discount. They are
to be sold by the Treasurer of the
United States and by all Federal
Reserve banks But all banks.
National and State, post offices,
and express companies have been
designated as agents of the Gov
ernment to receive applications
for these bonds. It is almost as
easy to purchase one of these
bonds as it is to get a post-office
It is not necessary to pay cash
in full for a bond. One can pay
down 2 of the purchase price
on application that is, $1 for a
$50 bond, $2 for a $100 bond, etc.
18 on July 25, 1917;20 July
30, 1917; 30 August 15, 1917;
and the balance, 30, August
Alex. Shreeve, proprietor of
FRANK'S SHOP, wishes to an
nounce that for the next two or
three weeks he will only be at the
Shoe Shop on Saturdays, but that
after that he will be on the job
constantly and ready to attend to
your wants in the shoe line no
matter what they are. So please
take notice and have your work
attended to on Saturday of each
week for a short time.
me reopie &
of vnur interests.
and 23, 1917. j
Remember that June the fifth
is a national holiday, and made
so that all men who have passed
their 21st birthday and not their
31st could and would register.
There is no excuse for not re
gistering; provision being made
for sick crippled aliens and ab
sentees; and the burden is on all
between the ages named to be
registered, and if not done by
anyone he is subject to arrest and
Every person should do his
best to notify anyone who may
be far away from voting places
that he must be there June 5th
or pay the penalty.
It is also urged that all citizens
make the day a really memorable
occasion, by having patriotic ad
dresses music and parades, honor
ing the young men who will be
called upon to defend our Coun
try. Remember you must register
June 5th as no certificates can be
issued before that date.
For Sale Cabbage and Tomato
plants at 75 cents per 100.
Thos. R. Greer, St. Johns.
ALEX. SHREEVE, Prop.
A good place to bring your
For the present will be at
shop on Saturday only.
Quality, Service, Cash
Commercial Street, First door
West of A. C. M. I.
St. Johns, - - - Arizona