thfi WILLIAMS KEWS: THURSDAY, AtlCUSf 7, 1613
THE WILLIAMS NEWS
J. V. VAN EATON, Editor and Proprietor.
.1200 Six Months.. $ 1.00 Throe Months
Eiitered at the Postoffioe at Williams as second class matter
WILLIAMS AND COUNTY DIVISION
THE News has no desire whatever to enter into any meaningless har
rangue with the Coconino Sun. Someone changed the county divi
si n bill between its exit from the conference committee and the time of
its entrance to the throne of Hun The editor of The Coeonine Sun ad
mits the change probably was made. Senator Roberts declares it em
phatically. Assemblyman Thomas Maddock, with Senator Roberts, was
a member of the conference committee and be leaves no doubt about the
ten and seventy-five per cent features being in the bill.
Why was it changed by the elimination of the ten and seventy-five
per cent features? Who would be the greatest beneficiaries of that change,
providing it brought about the defeat of county division? Where did the
referendum petition, having for its object the indefinite postponement, and
finally, the defeat of bill, have its inception? Who is the man whe
went on a junket throughout Southern Arizona, hailed by the Tucson pa
pers as assessor of Coconino county, telling his pitiful ti?le of the paucity
of population and resources in Coconino as a means of persuading citizens
of Ihe Old Pueblq and elawhere to be charitable to the clique which has
ruled Oocqnino with an uon hand, grabbing this and exploting that,
loaning money at usurious rates to fanners, sheepmen and cattlemen who
lud no other choice than to pay the interest and take a desperate chance
or refuse to pay and have no chance at all?
The conditions in Coconino are not secret. Everyone understands
bow at least one great fortune his bn built up in this nr-tb.3rn section
of Arizona. Everyone understands just how thai great influence prides
itself on its grinding propensity, on its power to dictate this, and domi
eate that; to threaten ridicule, ruin, anything and everything to anybody
and everybody who dares get in the way of the juggernaut.
So the attitude of the Coconino Sun is no mystery. It is just a little
remnant away out here on the edge of the west of that spirit which Uncle Joe
Cannon epitomized as standing pat. If reports are to believed, the editor
of The Coconino Sun had an early and efficient training in the political
echo 1 of Dinville. But after a scoro of years of Cmnonism baridden
Danville at last rose up and spewed out the most striking descendant of
Methuselah the United States ever has known.
"To hell with progress; let well enough alone," screamed Uncle Joe,
and obedient to its masters, the Uncle Joe organ of Coconino, magpie
like, pipes its echo. Well, humanity is moving on apace, and even as
Danville rose up at last, took the machine by the throat and choked out
its political life by relegating Cannon to defeat and political oblivion'
so will Coconino rise up in the year of Our Lord, 1914 and relegate its
Cannonism.' ' The time comes in the history of every community when it
gets away beyond a one man proposition. The failure of the Cannonism
i of Flagstaff, yes, the Cannonism of Coconino, to realize that the new re
gime of a real '.community has come and means to stay is the bitterness
in the nut. .
There are scores of independent citizens in Flagstaff who will read
thiB little editorial, understand it thoroughly and sympathize accordingly.
The News has been forced into a battle by the institution of the referen
' dum against the county division bill, a measure honestly fought for and
honestly won, by the represenatives of the people in the state legislature.
The Flagstaff referendum is surety toing to have its Grand Canyon county
initiative." The appeal will be made to a jur' of the citizenship of Ari-
zona. The issue will be one of selfish, sordid dollars against the desire
of a rapidly growing community, one which possesses all the qualifi
cations of an independent county government, to gain that independence.
Danville was deemed impregnable by Cannon. It proved a house of
THEY PROTEST SUFFRAGE WHO?
ONE night last week some women in Newport, among whom one Mrs
Stuyvesant Fish was the leading spirit, gave what they termed a
Mother Goose Spectacle as a protest aiiast woman's suffrage. They gave
a display of diamonds, silks, slit skirts, garters and discontent breeding
Vulgarity rivalling the scenes which marked the reign of Nero as the
darkest, deepest and most dismal pit into which spirituality ever had
been cast. ' The press accounts say that when the favored guests passed
t he portals of the mansion they forgot the earth and all there was in it
for the hight.
And for hours and hours those petted darlings of the vulger rich
danced beneath the beauty of thousands of subdued multi-colored lights,
j layed they were children and so protested woman's suffrage, danced,
r.hd ate, and drank, gorged their fleshy cravings as a protest against the
cries of a million toiling American women, women who by the brutality
of n:eh have been forced into industrial competition with them, and be
talise they have been forced into that competition are crying out for the
one thfrig whi h will bring them at Last a mite of justice, the ballot.
(J d wolks in n'yst. rious ways, His wonders to perform. The
grasping tendencies of J Pierpont Morean and John D. Rockefeller have
1 it ri the most powerful educational influences for the emancipation of
rnankind this world has ever known. We are not living in the days of
Nero, but in the days of the fulfilment of the promise of a risen Christ.
Out of the pit of Nero ascended the Truth which for nearly two thousand
yrare has betn lighting the way for humanity. Thought is God and only
heeds to be ured to bring about its triumph. "Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish's
ball has been heralded the world over-to make people think.
MISSION OF THE CHAMBER
AT its meeting July 30, the Williams Chamber of Commerce elected
for its officers men who are represenatives of the best in the business
life of the city. The new president, Robert Wente, is assistant general
manager and one of the largest stockholders in the Saginaw and Manistee
Lumber Co., the largest institution of its in the southwest; Judge Holub,
the vice president, is cashier for the big Babbitt-Poison general merchan
dise, bouse, and the treasurer is Manus Duffy, head of the big general
merchandise house of Duffy Pro.
The' officers are represenative of the best civic spirit of the city.
They realize the city of Williams has a splendid future before it, and the
part the Chamber of Commerce must play in the development of that fu
ture. First of all the citv ought to be. cleaned up. Unsightly tumble
down fences, garbage piles, weeds, rubbish scattered here and there
throughout the city are not attractive to summer visitors. The Chamber
ghculy take in hand at once the matter of a general cleaning up.
Flies are not only a nuisance but a menance. They may le largely
eradicated by concerted effert, and this movement should be directed by
the Williams Chamber of Commerce.
The water company has promised that, in the coming six motnhs
bonds the extent of $150,000 will have been sold and the proceeds ap
plied to the ietteiment of tht water supply. It should be the business
in r in
Carload of those
$625-Passenger Touring Car
F. O. B. WILLIAMS
The cars for this country They
go where the big fellows stall
Tires cast less than half and then
wear because the car is light But it is
substantial, durable Twentyfive miles on
a gallon of gas. g
Carload Just Received
Bill Williams Avenue and Third Street
WILLIAMS - - - ARIZONA
of the Chamber of Commerce to assist, morally, at least, the efforts of the
company to dispose of its bonds and in the application of the proceeds to
the betterment of water conditions. That the conditions are better this
year than last, or the year oefore, or even five years past, does not justify
any request that the people of Williams be satisfied with conditions as
they are. The water frDin the city reservoir should be filtered and puri
fied. No doubt it is healthy as it is, but the "pine cone" odor claimed
for it by the company is not a magnet for summer tourists by any means.
The Chamber of Commerce should take up the matter of publicty of
the city's claims as a summer jesort for all Arizona. Tell the world of
this wonderful climate and scenery. Thousands will come next year it
the world is told.
Now is the time
We are giving you a 15 per cent, discount on
all our women's and children's Muslin Under
wear. Our stock is complete. We are now
showing our fall stock of ladies' and children's
Dresses. SEE US FOR GOOD VALUES.
Bobby Burns' Blink.
Never run after a woman or a
street car; there will be another
one along in a few minutes. But
the Bobby Burns' Transfer Co., is
always on the job. They have
buggies, surreys and saddle horses
for the trip up Bill Williams moan
tain. Phone 61 day or night.
MISS ATKINS WILL TAKE IIP
HER MUSIC WORK HERE
The News is pleased to announce
it has received a communication
from Miss Jessie Atkins, of Spirit
Lake, Iowa announcing definitely
she will be here not later than Aug
ust 19 to make her permanent home
and immediately begin the organiza
tion of her music classes.
As stated in a recent issue of The
News, Miss Atkins is not only a
very talented musician, and a very
successful teacher, hut a young wo
man of attractive personality and
the highest social standing. Mb
Atkins work as a concert pianiste
has attracted the most favorable no
tice from eastern musical critics. She
is said to be an accompanist of un
usual ability, a gift in itself of rare
value to the piano teacher.
Why not spend
August and September
where cool sea
The sun and sand
baths and the
daily plunge in
the Pacific will
do wonders for
The expense is
fares via Santa Fe
to rao.t all
We would suggest:
Near Lo Angeles
Santa Monica Ocean
Park Venice San
Pedro Redondo Beach
Long Beach Newport
Bal boa Catalina
Between Log Angeles
and San Diego
Laguna Beach Del Mar
Near San Diego
Coronado Tent City
and La Jolla
Let us help plan your
E. J. NORDYKE, Agent.
WILLIAMS STATE BANK
Transacts a General Banking Business, Sells Domestic
and Foreign Drafts, travelers checks, letters of credit
and steamship tickets; pays five per cent, intesest
on term deposits; writes fire, automobile, casual
ty and plate glass i nsurance: rents safe deposit
boxes at MODERATE RATES
McDonald Robinson, Pres.
J. W. Lee, Cashier.
Wm. F. Dermont, V. Pres.
T. E. Pollock, Vice Pres.
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