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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 20, 1917
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Lot Wiltbank of Eagar was a
business visitor here over Sunday.
Curt Maxwell was a visitor
here Monday from the upper
Chas. Wright was up from Hol
hrook and spent Sunday with his
wife and babies.
Mrs. Alice Berry Patterson of
Phoenix is visiting with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Berry.
Mrs. Willard Farr of Los An
geles is home on a visit to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
"By" Hutching of the Vernon
district came to town Sunday and
attended business here during the
first days of the week.
. The many friends of Leo C.
Shreeve will be pleased to hear
that he has again been promoted,
this time to the engineers corps.
Married At the Catholic church
in St. Johns, Dec. 17, Lorenzo
Gonzales to Lucy Gonzales.
Father Derichmont performed the
R. H. Bloomfield and wife pass
ed through town Saturday 6n
the way to their home atRamah,
N. M. They had been at Alpine
visiting with relatives.
Maurice Raban and his father
have been down at Maurice's
ranch, out 10 miles from Hol
brook, fencing for the past 10 1
days. They returned home last;
R. E. Connolly and his sons,
Heber and Noah, came down
from the Whiting sawmill Sun
day. The boys came down for
holidays," after doing some Christ
mas shopping, Mr. Connolly will
return to his home at Vernon.
J. L. Dan ley wishes to an
nounce to the people of St. Johns
and vicinity that from Christmas
eve up until New Years eve, he
will sell apples at 3c. per pound
to anyone wishing to send Christ
mas boxes etc. Not over 25 lbs.
will be sold to any one family.
Miss Nell Harris, daughter of
Wm. Harris and b. Cherry were
married last Saturday, at the
brides home in this city. Mrs.
Cherry is one of St. Johns pro
ducts and is well known in Apa
che county. Mr. Cherry has only
lived in St. Johns for the past
two years, but all who know Eb
are his friends. Their friends
here all wish them well through
Charles Whiting, br. was in
stantly killed today just after tie
noon hour. He and his son Ber
nard were returning from Nutrio
so with loads of grain. When
just west of B. Y. Peterson's
home on the bench about three
miles out of town his horses
(a four) became frightened at the
carcass of a dead horse lying be
side the road and swung sharply
to one side cramping the wagon
and throwing Mr. Whiting from
his seat. The wheels passing
over his head cutting and almost
mangling his face beyond recog
nition. His son Bernard who was
in the lead saw the trouble and
immediately rushed to his fathers'
Word was brought to town bv
Mrs. B. Y. Peterson and Dr. F.
W. Brown, F. M. Whiting, A. E.
Thurber and others rushed to the
place of accident, but were too
late to render assistance as the j
spirit had flown to another world.
The sad death of Mr. Whiting
has cast a gloom over the entire
city. He leaves a large family
and many relatives to mourn his
The sympathy of the entire
community goes out to them.
The undersigned banks will be
opened for the transaction of bus
ness between the hours of 9 a. m.
and 4 p. m. of each businsssday.
St. Johns State Bank;
Stockmen's State Bahk.
In regard to the notice of bank
ing hours of the local banks it
would seem that the time for the
transaction of business fs ample
to take care of the needs of the
There is a great deal of work
to be done in the banks both be
fore and after the opening and
closing hours, and if our custom
; ers and others having business to
transact with the banks will make
1 aneffort to do so during the reg
ular banking hours it will cer
tainly be appreciated by the
banks and it will also give those
in the banks an opportunity to
take care of the necessary work
' to be dene both before and after
j Even bankers are supposed to
work occasionally, give them a
i St. Johns State Bank,
Stockmen's State Bank.
U. S. FOOD ADMINISTRA
TION. Federal Food Administrator for
Arizona, Timothy A. Riordan.
Phoenix, Dec. 13, The Apache
county organization which was
successful in obtaining 529 signers
to the Hoover pledge cards is to
be retained for the work of a
supplemental campaign which is
to start at once. The object of
this campaign is to increase the
membership in the food adminis
tration of Arizona from 30,000 to
40,000 arid to make more effective
than ever before the conservation
of animal fats, sugar, wheat and
meat to meet a national food sit
uation which is extremely graye.
Commenting on the success of
the Apache county camgaign Mr.
Kiordan said: The showing is
certainly a creditable one, especi
ally for a county as sparsely set
tled as Apache and speaks well
for the indominable push and ex
ecutive ability of Gus Becker of
Springerville and his willing band
of workers throughout the coun
ty. I trust they will be able to
give their government as efficient
service in the coming campaign."
' NOTE: We fully agree with
Mr. Riordan in what he says of
Mr. Becker in the above article.
From personal acquaintance we
know Mr. Becker to be the most
substantial and energetic man
Apache county ever had. He is a
booster for his. hometown and
county in general and is always
ready to do his part.
the Board of Supervisors of Apache
Sunday, Dec. 23, at 7 p. m.
Song. "Hail to the Man who
communed with Jehovah
In Memorium of "The Prophet
Joseph Smith," C. P. Anderson
Christmas Chorus, Junior giris.
Christmas Story, Almeda Richey
Holy Nignt, Mixed quartett
Christmas talk, Howard N. Blaz-
Christmas Reading, under direc
tion of Miss Gregerson.
Violin Trio. Tom and Esther
Isaacson arid Geniveve Gibbons
. Chamberlain's Tablets
Chamberlain's Tablets are in
tended especially for stomach
troubles, biliousness and consti
pation, and have met with much
success iri the treatment of those
diseases. People who have suf
fered for years with stomach
trouble and have been unable to
obtain any permanent relief,
have been completely cured by
the use of these tablets. Cham
berlain's Tablets are also of great
value for billiousness. Chronic
constipation may be permanently
cured by taking Chamberlain's
Tablets and observing the plain
printed directions with each bot
Dr. T. J. Bouldin left yesterday
for his old home in Alabama to
spend the Christmas holidays. His
children are attending school at
Harrogate, Tennesee and he will
spend some time with them be
fore he returns.
At the red cross dance 'held in
the Armijo Pool hall last Satur
day night by the Spanish-Americans
$90 was cleared and turned
over to the Red Cross Society.
This Spells Loyalty.
How to Prevent Croup
In a child that is subject to at
tacks of croup, the first indica-
i tion of the disease is hoarseness.
Give Chamberlain's Cough Rem
, edy as soon as the child becomes
hoarse and the attack may be
i warded off and all danger and
j anxiety avoided. Adv.
, NOTICE is hereby given that
all applications for permits to
graze cattle, horses, hogs, sheep
and goats within the APACHE
NATIONAL FOREST during the
season of 1918 must be filed in my
office at Springerville, Arizona,
on or before January 15, 1918.
Full information in regard to the
grazing fees to be charged and
blank forms to be used in making
applications will be furnished up
on request. FREDERIC WINN,
(continued from last week)
Pay Roll demand for the salaries of county and precinct offi
cers for the month of November was allowed and ordered paid as
Name . Position first half-
Heber Jarvis, Chairman, Bi of S. ' $ 50.00
John C Hall, Member " 41.66
W. A. Saunders, " "' - 4166
Levi S. Udall,- Clerk " 62.50
Dr. T. J. Bouldin, Supt. of Health . 50.00
E. W. Grimes, Sheriff , 100.00
H. C Johnson, deputy sheriff and jailor' 50.00
John R. Coleman "' " " v 37.50
F. V. Barber ' ranger , 31.25
Thomas Perez " sheriff 17.50
John H. Udall, clerk, superior court '41.66
Greg Garcia, court reporter ; 50.00
A. S. Gibbons, county' attorney 100.00
Joe Burgess, " treasurer . 91.66
AnellaS. Lytle, recorder 83'.33
George H. Crosby, Jr., Judge, Sup, court " 62.50
J. A. Mineer, Assessor ' ; 100.00
Leah S. Udall, deputy clerk, superior court ,
Alejandro Pen a, janitor ,
August Mineer, justice peace - -
H. J. Jones, constable and probation officer
Jos. K. Udall, justice peace ,
Spencer L. Wiltbank, constable and .probation officer
A. B. Candelaria,' justice peace . - jT-
Chas F. Gillespie, constable , :''
T. R. Lee, justice peace
E. W. Thompson, constable
Chester B. Campbell, justice peace
Chas. L. Day, "
Total . 227.49
. The chairman, .of the board reported having approved the
surety bond of Jos.'Burgessffc County Treasurer, ifrthestfraoSSEd,
000.00, said bond being written by the National Surety Company
of New York dated November 14th, and approved by the Chair
man ontNov. 16, 1917.
State Road Tax Furid claims were approved as follows:
Lorrin M, Farr, (Pay Roll) maintenace Nov. last half . $72.26
" first " 70.00
Some minor corrections and changes in the Court House plans
and specifications were made by the board and the proper orders
drawn and given the contractor.
The designation made by the Treasurer on December 1, 1917
of the Stockmens State Bank as a depository of county moneys,
was read and considered by the board; and upon motion and by
unanimous vote it was ordered that, action on this, designation be
postponed until the next regular meeting of the board on January
In the matter of the release of the $50,000.00 surety bond giv
en by Treasurer Joe Burgess, Supervisor W. A. Saunders intro
duced and moved the adoption of the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the surety bond given by Treasurer Joe Burgess
as principal, and the National Surety Company of New York, as
surety, dated Nov. 14, 1917, in the sum of $50,000.00 said bond
given in compliance with an order of the board of supervisors on
Nov. 12, 1917, increasing the bond of the County Treasurer to
WHEREAS, the emergency for demanding this increase m the
Treasurers official bond having passed, and the Treasurer having
fully accounted for all public money received by him, land he hav
ing deposited the same in the official depository of the County,
NOW THEREFORE, it is ordered that the said $50, 000 -.00
surety bond given by the National Surety Company of New York,
be and it is hereby released and discharged from any and all fur
ther liabilities from and ater the 3rd day of December, 1917."
Snpervisor John C: Hall seconded the resolution and upon roll
call all members voted in favor of the same.
The clerk was instructed to insert a notice in the County Paper
calling for bids on the.printingof the Minutes and Notices for the
year 1918 and also for the supplies for the same period. Said bids
to be received up" until January 7th, 1918, at 10 a. m.
The reports of the various county and precinct officers for the
month of Nov. were checked and approved, The report of Joe
Burgess, County Treasurer and Tax Collector for November shows
Balance on hand Nov. 1st : gS96.61
Receipts for November 1 os,oy4. a
' Total Receipts
Less disbursements for November
Leaves balance on hand December 1st 96,828.77
' Expense claim of County School Supt.. J. W. Brown for No
vember in the sum of $47.83 was approved by the board.
The following claims were approved and warrants ordered is
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