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WILLIAMS. COCONINO COUNTY. ARIZONA. SATURDAY. AUGUST 2. 1913 Number 12 Volume 22 Northern Arizona Normal School at flagstaff Faces Most Progressive. Prosperous Year 80.000 EXPENDING IN Largest Attendance in History Now Predicted High up in the Sky City where the air is always cool and fresh and pure, and the stately pine ever breathes forth its health-giving fra grance, in the protecting shadow of the majestic San Francisco peaks, lies the Northern Arizona Normal School, one of the youngest but one' of the most promising of all west ern schools. This institution has an enviable record to look back upon. In the past four years under the energetic and efficient direction of President Blome, the school has registered the phenomenal earn of two hundred uer cent, in attendance: in the last school year the increase was thirty- three and one-third per cent, and the summer school just closing was more than a third larger than that of the year preceding. In these four years, too, the equipment has been steadily added onto, so with increased size has come- increased efficiency. The Northern Arizona Normal School now offers all the standard courses to be found in any well-appointed first class school of its kind. Agriculture. Manual Training and Domestic Science are features recently added to the cur elculum. Thes' three courses an swer the call for instruction in things practical thai isarising over the country. In a region such as Arizona where the probloms of farming must be all reduced to a scientific basis, agri cultural studies are of especial ben efit. The training school of this insti tution is una of the best of its kind anywhere. It is under expert man agement and given the most careful consideration. It has more than kept pace with the rest of the de partments in growth, an increase of one hundred per cent, in enroll ment being its record for last year. By Christmas time, it is confi dently hoped, a splendid new home for girls will have been completed, a generous addition built onto the boys' dormitory, and a central hea.. ing plant erected to radiate warnitb . and cheer throughout the school at a cost of $80,000. The opening of these fine new buildings will, with out question, mark a new epoch ui the career of progress and growth oi this remarkable little school th beginning of her greater and larger future. With Miss Barber and Mrs Blome in charge of the dormitoriet there is created for the boys and girls at Nor hern Arizona Normal school a big family home life de lightfully pleasant aud comfortable There are, of course, some neces sarv restrictions but these are few in number and sane in principli with the best interests of the stu dent considered first of all. Thi social life of the school is varied but always clean and wholesome. From Col. Tom Weedin J. V. Van Eaton, who recently purchased the Williams News, has converted that paper into an up-to date journal. Mr. Van Eaton is brilliant and forceful editorial writer and also know how to gather news that will interest his patrons Under the new management the paper is democratic along Jefferso nian lines, therefore on the right track, as Jeffersonian democracy means government by the people for the people. -We wish Mr. Van Eaton success. Florence Blade-Tribune. DOLLARS EQUIPMENT ..XX Is L for Group of Students and Facu'ty of he E IN DETAILS GLADLY RECTIFIED BY THISrPAPER Nellis and Scott Not Accused of Stealing Household Goods, But Wire The statement made in The Wil liams News of July 19, to the effect that Norman Nellis and Hanford Scott had been arrested and held to answer for the theft of household goods from a house in Williams owned by 1 nomas 11. (Jureton, was a mistake. The young men were held to answer on a charge of steal ing about two tons of barbed wire from the yard3 of the Santa . Fe in Williams, which was found con- 1 1 -. : 1 . f 1 , , . . n WT,'U ru?A"- "? J: " rancn iocaira at wanauu i rairie. Friends of Nellis and Scott assert vehemently the trial will prove the, innocence of the two young men, who belong to well-known families in the Garland Prairie region.. They also declare the alleged Santa Fe stamp on the wire found in the saw duct pile is fiction; that the wire bore the stamp of the Colorado t uel and Iron Company, as does nearly every bale of barbed wire shipped into the southwest. Ihey are also indignant over the assumption by the peace officers of this county that a band of organized thieves ex ists in the Garland Prairie section, declaring the residents of that sec tion as a whole are among the most respected and law abiding in Ar izona. GALDERMOOD GETS DEMON RUM IN THE PLEXUS lhe Demon Kum came in lor a good slamming Sunday by W. F. Calderwood, a gentleman with a flu ent tongue, evident sincerity, and one whose heart evidently had been touched, if not his pocket book, by the Great White Way on Railroad avenue. For half an hour or more, Dr. Calderwood flayed the demon in great shape from the 6idewalJ& in n front of the Babbitt-rolson store, but the verdict of the spectators at the close was a draw, while Sam Edgington and Pat Crowe declared the Demon rightfully should have had the verd.ct by a shade. The flaying of the Demon inci dentally, led up to a black hand scare by Adolphus Boenitsch, of the Babbitt-Poison store. Early Sun day morning,asis his ever and anon wont, Boenitsch hied himself to the store. On the sidewalk in front of the entrance he espied the word Challenge in hugh red letters. "The Black Hand as I'm a sin- M, . .. . Kl V. TM.r mt -9 ...... T 1 f7 J&i steep' ! Northern Arizona Normal School at Flagstaff THRONGS PAY TRIBUTE TO MEMORY OF MISS MABLUSKEW Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mathews Back From Sad Journey to Old Tennessee Home. Attesting the almost reverential regard entertained by the people of her old home town, .Medina, Ten nessee, for the memory of Miss lia ble Askew, sister of Mrs. George Mathews, who passed away very suddenly in Williams a short time ago while visiting her relatives here with her father and mother, hun dreds attended the funeral of the unfortunate young woman, cut off in the flower of youth, which was held at the Baptist Church in Me- Idina July 24 Liocal branches ot t. v " d i rv.;o. TT; S1"" Zi J 7 J casket un . , . ; ,R , ... . . . ' Before leaving the east for the visit to her sister in Williams, Miss Askew had a strange presentment of her own passing. In view of this presentment she had selected even the one who was to speak her last message to her home people, among whom she had bien a very active church worker for many years. When the beautiful hymn. "1 Know not Where. 1 Know not When," was sung, at the request of Miss Askew, hundreds in the congregation were moved to tears. Mr. and Mrs. Mathews returned from Tennessee Wednesday even ing. In all probability Mrs. Ma thews' parents, Mr. and Mrs. As kew, will come-to Arizona in the fall to make their permanent home. Rain Needed in Valley Pittman Valley is badly i- need of rain, according to Mr. and Mrs. George Nagiller who came to town Wednesday, preparatory to prov.n ' up on their choice 160 in that sec tion. Mr. Nagiller has about sixty acres of oats which would make considerable of a crop yet, if rains would come the coming week. The potato crop in that region also is much in need of rainfall. ner," muttered 'Dolph, with a fur tive glance around the corner of Bill Williams. Spying no red Aug or other sign of danger, 'Dolph hied back to interpret the black hand message further. It proved, how ever, to be merely a challenge from one D. F. Fitzpatrick, whose social istic tendencies are well known, to Caderwood. Fitz wanted to discuss the demolition of the Demon from the Debs standpoint, but Calder wood either did not see the chal lenge, did not hear the challenge, ore else ignored the challenge, and the Demon Rum got off with a light sentence. which has its Biggest Year Ahead DELIGHTFUL DANCE AT PARISH HOUSE ON Society Folk of Williams Pass Most Enjoyable Evening -rhose Present The informal dance held at the Episcopal parish house Wednesday evening proved one of the most en joyable events of the summer sea son in Williams. About forty gathered to pass ihe evening hours in dancing and social conversation. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M' Donald Robinson-, Miss Robin son and Miss Fisher; Mrs. W. F. Dermont and Miss Dermont,' Rob ert Wente and Miss Wente and Miss Dye; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. W. C Rittenhouse; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maddock; Mr.. and Mrs. Joe Amundsen; Mrs. Martin Bugateln, Miss Edna Bug- geln and Dede Dennis, of Phoenix; Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Johnson; Mr, and Mrs. Degering; Uoy Watson and Miss Watson; Miss Margaret Bab bitt, of Flagstaff; Lester B. Snow; Mr. and Mrs. Wuiohet, Miss Wuichet and West Wuichet, of Chicago; Mr. R. E. Daggs and Miss Daggs; Dick Connor, j. R. Scan lin, H. C. Smith, Gu.stavus Adolphus Boen itsch, E. J. Nordyke. Delightful music was furnished by Mrs. Boulin. Noted Automobile Party Judge and Mrs. P. H. Hayes, and Miss Charlotte Hayes, of Phoe nix, Mr. and Mrs. Patten ard Mrs. B. S. Snyder, of the same city, Mr. and Mrs R. A. Perkins, of Clark dale, motored to Williams Wednes day, where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Johnson at the Johnson home west of town. Wed nesday afternoon ihe entire party motored to the Grand Canyon to view for the first time, and at their leisure the world's greatest wonder. They reported a most enjoyable trip. Teachers' Examination The regular quarterly Teachers' Examination will be held this fall and hereafter on the Third Monday and Tuesday in August, the dales this vear being August 18th and 19th." The date of the fall examination has been set at an earlier date than usual to give school boards more time in which to secure teachers, in case this is made necessary by failures to pass the examination N. G. Laytox, County School Superintendent. While in the city of opportunities .'phone the Bobby Burns Transfer Co. for teams, buggies and saddle horses. - HAL CHASE ONE ROBERT WENTE BIG FIND FOR CHOICE FOR C AN Californian Playing the Best Game of Career for White Sox Speoial to The Newl Chicago, August 1 "That th White Sox are not in first place is not the fault of Hal Chase If all he team were putting up the game which the Ca iforniun has been pla. ing since he came to us from New York, Chicago would be in second place right now, instead of trailing the first division. But we have two mouths and a half to play yet and I believe Philadelphia is bound to slump. The oters are in hailing distance " Manager Callahan said a lot more good things about the" brilliant but erratic Californian last night. Ever since gett ng away from the blight ing influence of six years with a tail end club, or very near the tail, Chase has been playing as never be fore. The biggest improvement has been his batting, bince joining Chicago, Chase has been hittuig at over a three hundred clip, and has pulled his average up to about 275 from 250 or thereabouts. He is the idol of the Chicago fans, and it is a good thing for no one plays more brilliantly .under the mnuence oi a friendly crowd. The bis weakness of the Sox has been the batting. Given two more men as good with the willow as Chase and Chicago would be boom- ins alone: towaids the top in no time. Callahan regards Chase as the biseest pickup of his baseball career. - - E LIKE MISS FLORENCE NELLIS? SENDTMJLONG Big Detective Agency pays One High Tribute to For- , mer Williams Girl The following letter from Nick B. Harris, head of the celebrated Nick B. Harris Detective Agency of Los t Angeles, ranking on the coast with the William L. Burns agency in thf. east, will undoubtedly be of much interest to many Williams i i i vi : . l.'M neonle who knew MUs Hon-nce Nellis when a tot in her old home town: Los Angeles Cal., July 29, 1913. Epitoh The Williams News, Williams, Ariz. My Dear Sir. I happened to notice a clipping taken from one of the recent issues of your paper, concerning an oper ative of this office, to-wit one Miss Klorence Nellis, whom you compli mented very highly as being a mod ern Sherlock Holmes and a model of Old Sleuth. I wish to thank you first, and will also state that ifyour germless city has any more of those tow headed girls with the same set ot brains that Miss Nellis has, 1 wish you would ship them all to Los Angeles, so that they will be closer for me to reach, as I can use a few more such people. Incidentally, I wish you would send me a copy of your paper con cerning that account, and also any other issue that might have an ac count concerning this lady, and we will forward stamps covering post age and expense thereto. Again thanking you, I beg to . re main, Very truly yours, Nick B. Harris, Chief Nick Harris Detectives. Nicodemus Yoder Happy Nicodemus Yoder, who has been spending his college summer vaca tion as foreman of the Triangle C ranch for the Rounseville cattle out fit, has become an expert calf brander and is said to be proud of his , accomplishments along this line. He will spend nearly another month on the Rounseville range before returning to his university I studies in Kansas. PRESIDENT Chamber of Commerce Holds Election orr 'Officers , V'V. At a rousing meeting if the:! Wil liams Chamber of Commerce, at , . I he City Hall Wednesday, evenin ' dominated entirely by the spirit t et together for the' ierinanent if ass stant general, -manager fofvtlie.i: a; Saginaw and Manistee Lumber to,,., j- was elected president, Justice Holuq,,- w vice president, Man its Duffy,' treai- urer. - - ' V : ; All of the officers were chhseihy ;" . acclamation except President Wente,-.'.' who won out by one vote, twelve U " leven, over righting Jajce Kaufman, one of the largest st ckhohJer of the Williams Water and Elfctrio Light Company. . . Thomas H. Cureton, President of 1 the chamber, called the meeting tu " . order and immediately called, for ,: the business of the evening, the" e lection of officers. Wente, Judge Rounseville, Judge Hat ben, Kauf- K man ana tne editor oi ine r jes. j. were placed in nomination tor tht.- presidency. The; ballot resulted: Wente 5, Kaufman 5, Van Eatohr4,' " Rounseville 3,, Harben 3,. . In the - second ballot Wente got 7, Harben 5, Kaufman 4, Rounseville ' 3, : Van Eaton 6. All but Kaufman, and . Wente withdrew and., the election resulted as stated above. , s : The election is looked upon as the beginning of a new '. regime for " the upbuilding of Williams.- The " men elected represent the best in the business life of the city and. . have pledged enthusiastic c'vopera- tion in the efforts of the chamber to arouse the civic spirit of the city for ' better things." During the coming week President Wente will name the '-' committee chairmen, who will, act as a board of directors for the com-. -ing year. Judge Holub, the vice president, " is cashier for the Babbitt-Poison Company, and Treasurer Duffy ia head of the big merchandise firm of Duffy Brothers. About the first work to be .undef taken by the chamber is a town cleaning up campaign. The object is to arouse the residents' of Hhe'city " to the advantage of dom rfw&y-with the ar u.e nuisaive, thu- adding to ihe li al hfuluts of Williams by,. tin; destruction of germs and ffeduij i ann breed.ng places for flies. Thi . .... , ..... question will be taken up at Uiti meeting of the chaiuler next Wednesday evening. ' Another campaign inaugurated U one against flies. A number of the active member of the chamber, a cutely interested in the civic uplift of the Gateway City, plan to offer a ueward of seventy-five cents a quart for dead flies. In connection with; this plan is a bonfire on the band stand plaza twice a month at which the remains of the pestiferous in sects will be cremated while the Boys Band plays a dirge, followed by a march of triumph. Fall Stock Purchaeed After a visit to New York City, where he went in the interest of the good dressers among' the men of Williams, Buying Salesman Olson, of the Babbitt-Poison Company was in St. Louis Wednesday and Thurs day, making final selections of odds and ends in shoes and clothing over looked in the fashionable empori ums farther east. Olson will li ready with an announcement of choice fall stocks next week. Watch for the big Babbitt- Poison Ad. Jim Pearce in Town Jim Pearce, the well known and popular traveling represenative of the Golden Gate Tea, Coffee and Spice conce n of J. A. Folger, San Francisco, was a Wuliams visitor early in the week, giving and get ting the glad hand from his many llliams friends. Pearce is one of the most popular knights of the road doing Nor hern Arizona, loves a good story, knows how to tell a lot of them, and is welcome always where the good fellows meet. Jim reports business good throughout Northern Arizona.