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t . tSfc jp- H"3j . - BJJi . 1 ' .. . ' WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY. ARIZONA. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 4. WZ Volume 22 '." Number 17 r BE III GOD'S Noble Craftsmen Coming From All Sections To Participate In Spectacle Within The Confines Of The Creator's Wonder Of All Wonders Early Monday morning there will pass through Williams the most distinguished body of masonry which has ever gathered in the south-west. Masons of high degree are coming from all sections of the United States to participate in the ceremonies within the confines of the Grand Canyon September 8 and 9. ' Masonry is sublime within the lodge room. Guarded by the mighty cliffs which form the walls of ;'rand Canyon, the three degreeb of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason will be conferred. The 'sublime masonic spectacle has been arranged under the auB- pics of Arisona Lodge No. 2 F, and A. M., of Ph- enix, of which A. A. Iseits.'tue generaf freight and passenger agent of the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railroad is the Worshipful Master, Betts is a mason of national note, and to him is very largely due the conception and realization of the spectacle which promises to become historical in the annals of masonry for all time to come. To bre hreri all over the land have been sent put invita tions to join with those of Arizona Lodge in the conferring of the three degrees in the Grand Canyon next Monday Jitid Tuesday. The following is the official noti fication : ARIZONA LODGE NO. 2 F. & A. M. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Brother Leroy Middleton, Globe, Arizona, .has granted per mission to Arizona Lodge. No. 2, Phoenix, Arizon, to convene in special session St ptember 8th and 9th, 1913, at Grand Canyon, Ariz ona, for the purpose of conferring the Firs, Second and Third De grees in Masonry. At 10:30 on the morning of the 8th. !at the foot of Bright Angel Trail, at the very edge of the waters of the olorado River, one mile al most directly beneath Point Hopi, where the mountain, bristling with volcanic rock, rugged and horrid, seen through the haze of distance, is blue and smooth and beautiful. (Continued on pace 7.) Methodist Notes Sunday school, 9:45 a. m. Preaching at 11:00 a. m., fol- lowed by communion service. Junior League, 3:00 p. m. Epworth League, 7 :00 p. m. ' Preaching, 8:00 p. m. : Special music by Prof. Young blood. A large attendance at all services. Two Bungalow Homes At the meeting of the Council Wednesday afternoon, building per mits for homes were ordered issued, one to W. C." Rittenhouse; to cost $1650, and another to W. C. Fergu son to cost $1500. nimi m IRK UUDLII BRAND CANYON HISTORICAL SETTING OF MASONRY TO OWII TEMPLE TWO TOTS GIVE LARGE ; BILL TO ' BABY WHO SMILED AT THEM Constable Ppstle Would Like to Learn Where Youngsters Got The Money Constable Bob Postle is lookiog ! for twojjvery little children who one day in the latter part of last week. ! handed a baby in a carriage a large denomination '-- bill when the dim pled youngster looked up and sm'led at them. The transaction took place at the Babbitt-Poison corner. . As soon as the money was delivered to the fist of the tot with tne hypnotic smile, -the hypnotized tots dissapeared. Then the parent of the baby, finding the bili a. large one, awakened to thfcfact that quite possibly that bill had come out of the savings of eome hard working mother or father. The children with the money, while neatly, were very plainly dressed, and it did not excite the feelings of intimate con nection with a million or so. The parent hunted up Constable Postle and the money is available to anyone .who will produce the youngsters .and prove his.: or her cose. ; : "'-' . CITIZENS TALK OVER "RECALL Committee Named To Take Up Matter Of Tax Levy By Council Mr. Daggs Makes. Complaint Of The Water Supply Of Williams Circulars were distributed through out the city Thursday afternoon in nounoing a mass meeting to be held at 8 o'clock p m. in the City "Hall for the purpose of discussing the ad visability of .invoking the recall on the city administration. At the announced time of meet ing the City Hall was comfortably filled with citizens and voters, the majorityfof whom were not familiar with the cause which" would occa sion a recall of the present adminis tration. , . After a few minutes discussion by several of those present who wished to be informed as to the exact con ditions which caused the meeting to be called, Bobby Burns was elected temporary chairman, who called the meeting to order. - Mr. Powers was immediately nominated permanent chairman. No one present seemed willing to shoulder the responsibility of being father to the recall movement. However, Mr. Daggs took the floor and explained to the assemblage his understanding why the present ad ministration should be recalled. Daggs stated he understood that at a recent meeting of the council it was ordered that taxes should be levied upon the full valuation of the property within the corporate limits, and tnat a levy of 6 millions should be assessed against property. This 6 millions Daggs stated would more than double the taxes of last year, which he claimed would place in the city treasury twice . or three times the amount of money nece?' sary to run the town. Daggs inti OFFICIALS CITY ATTORNEY BLOWNER GETS THE ivr rnnM nir II NIC ml rnui HELD UP FOfi AUGUST. George W. Jlowner, for many months city attorney for Williams, lost his official head at the special meeting of Incidentally economy was in the air. scarcely veiled at the meeting fro,n cit tect the tax levy, and refused to allow lars for attending two meetings. The aforesaid citizens, for whom the chief spokesmen were Judge Rounseville, Jake Cau'man and Ben Sveetvood, were plainly told the councilmen that in the matter of voting salaries to themselves they had acted illegally and without warrant whatever. . Lebsch, making sharp retort to the economic preachments ' of Jake Caufman, plainly told the head ol the Williams Water company it was the old, old story of the little fellows being jumped on by the big fe ilpwc, and forthwith tendered his resignatinn, which went over until he gets back from Mexico late in September. . ' "If I hoven t earned the money Don't want it anyhow and propose if it is allowed." V - Thereupon the' head of the water company said he was not a church man, didn't have any use for churches, and the money going there would do him no good. "Its illegal, this matter of councilmanic salaries, shouted Caufman, "and we taxpayers don't propose to stand for it." The matter went over. Caufman said it was the duty of the ceuncil to fill vacancies caused by the resignations of Rittenhouse and Matthews, and finally consented to take the place Vacated by Rit en house. - He was elected and sworn in, but the Matthews resignation went over to Septem ber 25. ' The taxDavers were out to protest ous showing that the action of the council last week in fixing a levy was rescinded. Speaking pf the taxpayers present, Ben Sweetwood declared it was the business of the council to go about making a levy in a strictly business way. . ; - ; "I sugges you get busy and make out a budget; let us all know just what money will be needed to run the city government the coming year: the various items which will make up the budget and fix the levy ac cordingly. ' - .' ' ; The Bentimenv met with a round oi Caufman and Judge Rounsville led unhorsing of Glowner. It developed during a warm discussion that -the minutes of the council showed Glowner had been, employed only from month to month since last December1, when a contract be had ran out. When the matter of allowing the, salary for August thirty dollars, came up, Caufman protested vigorously again, declaring it was illegal and if it LKajsallowed he would take the matted ipbthe courts, on an injunction (proceeding. Thereupon George W. got no salary, bjit did get the axe on motion oi liebsch, seconaea Dy Aiiuy mitn .. ; - The filthy condition of the Farnsworth alley was brought to the atten tion of the city marshal and he Was called upon to see to it that residents all over began cleaning up, wherever cleaning up was needed. City Health Officer Dr. C. D. Jeffries filed a report, showing the wonderfully heal hy condition of Williams. Disease of any- kind is almost entirely missing. . . The council cut the salary of the hief of the fire, department from twenty-five to ten dollars a month, resignation. Uetore doing so, ne read a report oi the condition oi . the department, showing its reorganization and effectiveness had caused a very large reduction in the bre insurance rate lor W liliama. mated the Council had no quorum at the time; and also showed marked incompetency in this levy of 6 millions for the reason thel Council should first have ascer- tained-its revenues derived from licenses and other sources, and after the " Williams News " for adver is finding out its fixed resources, then i g purposes. should have figured out what fin-p ancial balance was required to pro- perly run the city, and then levy one. two or throe millions on the property to make up the deficiency Mr. Daggs' statement : brought out several discussions by "those present. . It was thought and openly ex- pressed by several that in view of the fact that the last leeislature Dassed a law authorzine assessors throughout the state to assess pro - perty to its full valuation ; that the Council did this, and levied the 6 millions without due considerati n of the large amount of monev the levy would bring in the treasury in excess of its needs. . Other matters pertaining to the welfare of the city were discussed in a manner which showed the speakers did not approve the way the Council allowed many matters to be handled, especially the Hire Department and the alleged im pure Waterr : ' : Jake Cauffman spoke at length. While he did not approve of all the doings of the Council, he' s'ood ready to fight with the majority for a better business administration in the city's affairs ; and took occapiOn to announce that the water had been anylized, and although it was not the best water in the world, it niTv niinn mv bill UHUO. Tfll the counsel - Wednesday afternoon The council even heeded threats zeris, who were out in force to pro Otto Lebsch his salary of ten dol c ' I don't want a cent," said Lbsch. to donate it to the Methodist church , ', " . ? . the tax lew and made such a vigor - applause. - the attack which resulted in the and Chief Reese thereupon filed his 'contained no disease germs. The water question was discussed j:l a very personal' manner by Cauffman and Daggs. , Cauffman jalso took occasi n to denounce the Council for apDropriating $100 to Finally the mealing was brought to order, and a committee was elected and empowered by the ts aembled citizens to meet with the I administration, obtain all data pos' Bible regarding how much money is needed to run the town, how much I money on hand, where the surplus l.money has gone, and ascertain why 6 millions assesment is necessary, and if not necessary,, to, prevail uPon W administration to reduce , t-he lev7 & figure that is only necessary to run me city properly, and to rePort on anY lauts tnat are ot interest to the citizens at large. ine committee cod sists oi : jonn nson, J. b. uutton ana u. n. Kirkpatrick, who will later report tfae citizens. ., -JL-., . ; $S0t REWARD OFFERED Is our Assessment Roll rotten ? If not, here is a bargain for.sorn- one. I bought lots 5 to 8 in Block 18, with improvements, for $400 last year, and "they are now assessed for $1150. I will gladly give any one $500 who can sell this property for $1150. Now is the chance for some good assessor to make some easy money. BOBBY BU RNS Bobby Burns Transfer Co. Phone 61 Day or Night-Enough Said. THARALDSEI1 AS GREAT SOn H ALP MILLION AVAILABLE TO GIVE CHANCE THE CHAMPION TEAM ' Frank Farrell Announces He Is Ready To Spend Biff Fortune ; To Secure Winner . (Special to the News'') New York, Septemlnr 5. Frank Farrell, winner of the New York American?, tail-enders of the Amer ican League, today informed Man ager Fmnk Chance, whom he -is paying $25,000 a year to manage the club, that half a million dollars is available, if necessary, to buy players who will make the New York clnb the world champions o t905. j Farrell is determined to land the pennant this year of the world's greatest exposition. His idea is to have the world Beries for that year played at San Francisco during the fair. Chance last week paid $40,000 for the release of Ty Cobb, Detroit's mighty sticker and fielder, and probably the greatest player the game has ever known. The week before Chance purchased young Fritz Maisel, the crack of Baltimore, of the Eastern league," paying $12, 000, and two players for the young ster. The official announcement of the purchase of Cobb will not be made until the season closes. Fall Term Opens Under the Most Favorable Auspices . : In Many Years." ' Superintendent Youngblood is Enthusiastic Oyer the Excellent Outlook, . The splendid public school build ing, which is at ence the joy and pride of : every truly patriotic Wil liams resident, and especially of those having children of school age, is again the scene of youthful hopes, joys, loves' and ambitions. .The fall term opened Monday morning with an attendance of 170, divided as follows:' ' -. .. . High school grades, A. W. Youngblood teacher, 4 students. . , Seventh and eighth grades, Jen nie Daggs, of Williams, '25. Fifth and Sixth grades, Caroline Armstrong, of Arroya Grande, Cali fornia, 26. ' , . v Third and fourth grades, May Collins, of Iowa, 35. ;: Second grade, May Taylor, of Denver, Colorado, 28. . American primer, Lava Sughrue, of Richmond, California, 25, , ! Mexican primer, Mary M'Ginnis., of Springerville, Arizona, 27. Music and drawing,' Bertha, J. Peet, Montecello, Ind. Manual training, Mary Watson, Williams, Ariz. ' Every teacher is representative of one or more of the most famous peda gogy special schools in the country. City superintendent of schools, A. W. Youngblood, is a graduate of the Indian State Normal, after wards specializing at the University of Indiana, one of the largest and really great universities of the coun try. Youngblood is a teacher for PUBLIC SCHOOL EQUIPPED ucircc ii III 1 1 A P.I C ULLU i ( LLIHIIIU r " BIG PHOENICIAN DELIGRTED Oil SHORT VISIT Declares Proper Advertising of Resources Sure To Bring Results . Sees Need of First-Clas3 Hotel and Amusements To Draw Tourists "This climate is purely an eye- opener. J lie people dwelling in the heated valleys of Southern Arizona, mean the great majority of I hem. are still unacquaintea wun uio Northern section of the state. . Hun dreds go from Phoenix and the Salt River valley to California every sum mer who may be' brought, here by properly advertising this really de lightful summer climate and your other natural attractions, and by the people who are here making the place artistically attractive for the people when they do come. they will come again, and the popu larity of Williams as a summer re sort will snrely grow from year to year." That 'is the opinion expressed Saturday last by P. A. Tharaldsen,. of Phoenix, one of the wealthiest men in the capital city, who" passed through W illiams on his wnv to Den . ver, for a short vacation Btay away from the hot days of the closing summer weeks in Phoenix. Mr. and Mrs. Tharaldsen and Mr. and Mrs.' J. C. Adams, of Phoenix, formed a motor party which took iu the Hopi snake dance at Hualpai The Adams proceeded to Phoenix, while Mrs. Tharaldsens went to Los Angeles where she will visit for two or three weeks while Mr. Tharalden isinEenver. ' ' 's .'' Tharaldsen. who is owner of the -' big Huh clothing and furnishing house in Phoenix, and a large hold er of choice Phoenix business proje erty in the very heart of the city, was in Williams from noon until the evening train left for Denver at 6:50. As an old friend of the editor of the News, he was a most cordially wel comed visitor. He has bean a resi dent of Phoenix many years and to his astute judgment of ten -yean ago is due the handsome fortune which has resulted from his realty invest ments. Tharaldsen was a liberal buyer of lot at the initial lot sale iu the model city of Chandler, which has arisen during the past year and a half out of the desert in the south eastern section of the Salt Uiver val ley. ' He is known ivs a man of al most unerring judgment in property locations and future values. His Phoenix holdings, alone, will some (Continued on p&ga 1.) love of . the work. His heart is in the upbuilding of American youth. He came through Williams last winter with the glee club of the University, "and having fallen in love with Arizona,' he made inqui ries, learning of a prospective va cancy in the city superintendency of schools, made application and was elected. For five years Young blood has been doing special high school work in Indiana. Sale a Great Success The ladies of the' Methodist Church wish to thank the public in contributing to sale last Satur day, which was a great success.