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St. Johns is having a healthy substantial growth. Lands are cheap but rapidly increasing in value. Best climate on earth.
ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUGUST 9, 1917
Prof F. M. Whiting of Vernon
is with us for a few days.
Judge Geo. Crosby is in the up
per country on business.
Mr. H.A. Botting arrived in the
x:ity this week from Pueblo, Colo.
The County 'Dads" met in
regular session Monday, Aug. 7.
Mr. and Mr. W. P. Love are in
Texas enjoying a two weeks' va
cation. Elmer Miaeer and wife are the
happy parents of -a son, who ar
rived August 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Whiting are
rejoicing over the arrival of a big
boy at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Updike are here
visiting with their son Lisle C.
for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Marques
were made happy a few weeks
ago by the arrival of a sweet girl
at their home.
Mrs. A. E. Thurber of Vernon
is in town this week for a short
visit with her husband, A. E. is
all smiles now.
E. Mickleson and brother are
here for the purpose of doing
some fancy stone cutting for the
Apache County court house.
Gustav Becker, Apache Coun
ty's Road Engin eer is spending a
few days at the county seat meet
ing -with -the county "Cads".
A number of suspected boot
leggers were arrested this week
and if repo rts are correct there
is a good chance that they will be
Mr. and Mrs. Mayhem and
children of Phoenix are in the
city for a few days visit with(
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Jolley,
Mrs. Mayhem's parents.
A. E. Johnson's reproduction
of Hulda from Holland with Miss
Mary Pickf ord as star was a big
success Tuesday night and was
attended by a large house.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Patterson
of Holbrook arrived in the city
Saturday night and will spend a
few days yisiting parents and
Miss Tamar Lewis, of Ramah,
N M.. who has been sojourning
in St. Johns for the past year or
more, left for her home last week
to visit with home folks and more
especially to see her brother be
fore he left to serve Uncle Sam.
Hone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Isaac Barth, who has been spend
ing several weeks in St. Johns
visiting with her grand-parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Barth, left
for her home in the Duke city
LOTS FOR SALE.
In Greer, Arizona, on Section
11, T. 7 N. of R. 27 E. Size of
Lots, 10x10 rods; contain some
timber and pure Mountain
Springs; beautifully located; Soil
black and very fertile, producing
garden vegetables to perfection;
Region around abounds in wild
game, and trout fishing in season
cannot be surpassed.
Ideal location for summer home.
Enquire. ELLIS W, WILTBANK,
Eagar, Arizona. 8-9-7
Can You Beat It?
It would do your eyes good
perhaps your stamach too if you
would just walk down to Mr.
Henry C. Overson's orchard and
take a look ata Starks early gold
plum tree that he has there. In
all our long life time we have
never seen anything to compare
with it, in the fruit line, for pro
ductiveness. - The tree is not a
large one but it is loaded from
"Bottom to top", with luscious
One little twig two inches long
had nine nice large plums cling
ing to it . . A two foot branch was
measured and after counting the
plums in that space the sum was
71, and they are not small plums
either for they are nearly as large
as hen eggs.
The two branches were not any
more productive than the whole
of the tree for it is literally cov
ered with plums and makes one
think more of a grape vine than a
tree only that the fruit is so much
The frtiit is sweet and juicy
and makes excellent jam.
We rather think that the .peo
ple of Apache County would do
well to get other trees like this
Mr. Overson says that it is
pretty sure to bear each year.
He has sold about 200 lbs at 10c.
per lb. and it can not be seen
that any has been picked.
On the Lookout for Slackers r.
Under date of August 1, Sheriff -E.
W. Grimes received the following tele
gram from Thos. A. Flynn, United
States district attorney:
"Federal court convenes in Phoenix
August 6th. Attorney General directs
vigorous search and prosecutions of
all slackers unregistered. I ask you
to make special efforts to apprehend
all slackers in your county, wiring me,
government collect, their names, ages
and precincts, to the end that they
may be tried here next week. Please
publish this and ask assistance of all
officers and citizens "of your county."
Sheriff Grimes states that so far as
he is aware there are no slackers in
Apache county. Not a case has yet
been located, but officials over the
county are keeping a sharp outlook.
Fifty slackers, including the Molok
ans, are now being held in Phoenix
for trial next week.
The contest conducted by the
St. Johns Drug Co. for the past
few months closed last Friday
evening, the prizes were awarded
as follows: The grand prize, a
Bungalow Player Piano, was
awarded to Mrs. Allie Mineer.
The second prize, a Victorola, to
Miss Christena Peralta; the third
prize, a ladies gold watch to Miss
Aditha Oversori; fourth prize, a
gents gold watch to Miss Edith
Waite; the fifth prize, a silver
set, to Miss Jean Sherwood.
During the latter part of last
week and the first of this a large
number of young men from the
surrounding towns have been in
the city for the purpose of getting
examined for army service, some
have been exempted for various
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Pace re
turned home Friday from St.
Johns. They went there by spec
ial invitation to attend a "Home
Week;" the occasion being the
thirtieth anniversary of the or
ganization of the St. Johns Stake.
Mr. and Mrs. Pace report a very
enjoyable visit. Guardian.
This morning the local ex
amining board for Apache
County were informed by
telegram that Apache county
would be called on to furnish
55 men for army service in
stead of 42 as per the first or
Are you taking care of that
Sometimes it is better judg
ment to quit than to hold on.
John 5. Campbell of the
mountain city is jn the city on
business this week,
From appearance just now
it looks as though the alfalfa
worms will destroy the third
crop of hay.
Isaac Barth Inc. Mercantile
company have jusfrinstalled a
gasoline pump. A good place
to get your gas.
Have you answered the call
and been examined. If not it
is time you were doing so. It
means trouble for you if you
don't attend to this.
Mr. and Mrs. John T.
Lesueur and son Harvey have
gone to Ramah, N. M. to visit
with their daugkter and sister
Mrs. John A. Crosby.
John Connolly was in town
last week from the Whiting
sawmill, he returned to the
mountains and is now await
ing the orders of Uncle Sam.
Miss Jean Sherwood, is
home from Salt Lake City,
where she has been attending
summer school, Miss Sher
wood will teach in district No.
Harold Morgan's new
home in the west end of town
is nearly completed. It is a
neat little adobe two room
cottage and adds to the at
traction of that part of our
County Attorney Gilbert E.
Greer who enlisted in the 1st
Arizona Infantry is home from
Naco to attend to some mat
ters of business. He was
welcomed by his many friends
who are all glad to see him.
A report reached here last
Monday of a very sad death
at Holbrook last Friday night
when Mr. J' nnson was awak
ened suddenly in the night,
by his daughter calling that
there was a burglar in the
house. He could see a person
at the back door and thinking
it was a burglar he fired a
shot through the door, killing
his son Alfred, aged 14, who
was returning home from a
picture show. The bullet en-
i . i i
terea tne ngnt oreast, ranged
downward and across through
the heart. The parent and
family are heartbroken over
the lamentable affair.
The following is a list of names
of some who were called in the
first call for examination for
army service, who have not an-1
swered by letter or in person,
and Saturday, August 11th, the
time is up, as all were to file ex
emption claims etc. by the above
date or they would be drafted in
458 Sidney Barth
309 Edward W. Tigret
433 Savador Alcala
75 John P. Williams
298 Ralph S. Hicks
452 Juan N. Agurre
183 Prudencio Toribio Sena
335 Lynn Morgan
72 Jesus Zamora
406 Lorin F. Jones s"
297 George H. Houtin
424 Julian Reyes
300 Sidney Boardsman
305 Herbert Day
441 Emetrio Arrizo
435 Augustine Buellas
450 Teodore Gilbenso
421 Ruperto Leybo
436 Louis Gonzales
299 Criss Hengerler.
Below is the names of the. twen
ty-five additional men called for
examination for army service.
There were so many exempt in
the first list that it was necessary
to call an additional twenty-five:
115 Joseph E. Eppsle. 126
206 David K. Udall 127
228 Andrew C. Poulsen 128
136 Harry G. Udall 129
430 Frank Arocena 130
328 Noble Rogers s131
96 John William Robinson 132
138 John P. Rothlisberger 133
91 AlvaShoop 134
17 Juan Donicio Garcia 135
378 Rosalia B. Candelaria 136
237 Lyman M. Overson 137
422 Bacilio Gutierrez 138
344 Dellie Cecil Penrod 139
442 Roberto Cano 140
202 Ernest J. Whiting 141
164 John Elbert Marble 142
268 HughRichey 143
272 Juan Jose Sanchez 144
407 John L. Nary 145
262 James B. Fry 146
311 Benjiman Reed Tenney 147
124 Harry E. Colter 148
240 Nicolas Montoya 149
444 Mike Fonfria 150
326 Guy B. Rencher 151
The Bank of the People t
Efficiency, Courtesy arid
Past Business appreciated, new j
We take care of your interests.
ST. JOHNS STATE BANK
St. Johns, Arizona
Bail, Row or go Ashore
At the last census the United
States contained two and a quar
ter million white males, twenty
one years of age or over, who
were not citizens and had not de
clared intention of becoming citi
zens. Many of them are subjects
of the Central Powers. But many
others are subjects of the Allied
Powers; and a recent act of Con
gress authorizes the enlistment
and recruiting of them for mili
tary service under their own fiag.
The enlistment and recruiting
ought to proceed briskly. This
is a poor time for a man without
The man who chooses to live in
the United States because he finds
it offers him attractions and op
portunities superior to those in his
own country, and who yet rejects
its citizenship, is always in the
rather dubious position of the
passenger who insists upon keep
ing his seat in the boat? but de
clines either to bail or row. If he
did not find superior opportunities
here he would not be here; yet
he refuses to acknowledge any
obligation to the community that
made the opportunities.
Sometimes according to our
unfortunate experience the man
who grabs American opportuni
ties with one hand and waves off
American citizenship with the
other finds it necessary to justify
himself by whole and chronic dis
paragement of the country he
prefers to his own, so far as liv
ing in it is concerned. He does
not like his own country well
enough to live in it, and he does
not like this country well enough
to express any obligations toward
it or approval of it.
Apparently nothing short of
heaven will satisfy him to such a
degree that he can really accept
This is a poor time for such
playing heads -1 - win-tails-you-lose
with citizenship. Some pret
ty big issues are astir in the
world today. Let a man choose
a Flag. Saturday Evening Post.
Mrs. J. Fred Johnson and daugh
ter, Ida, left last Saturday for
Denver, for the purpose of yisit
ing with Miss Ruby, a sister, who
has been in poor health for some
time. Their many friends here
are anxiously awaiting the news
that she is improving.