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WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA. THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1916 Number 31 A MO I! GUARD ORGANIZED - At a public Dieting of Williams; citizens held i the city hall last Monday night steps were taken to organize a . Home Guard. The Supervisors of Coconino County have offered to furnish equipment for such an orgaaization. A result of the meeting was a committee of three, T. F. Maddoek, Geo. McDougall and Chas. Button, on organization. This committee will select those really fit for Home Guard membership, provide officers and etart the drilling so necessary for the efficient coordination of guard members.' A committee often was also pro- ' vided for, five to be Americans and five tu be Mexicans, whose duty will be .to establish and maintain a friendly feeling between the Amer icans and Mexican of Williams. It was realized by all present at the meeting that the interests of both American and Mexican in Williams - are identical. It is in the interest of all that law shall be respected And that order shall obtain. The only danger' to be feared is that :Some irresponsible person, either American or Mexican, shall thru some rash act precipitate h clash." r This clash might be between Amerr icaos as .the result of ' factional spirit or it might be be twee ji Amerr . icans and Mexicans as the result of . raee prejudice, out . whatever the cause, it was felt by the' meeting that there should be & seirii-mili-tary organization to take care of it in the interest of law and order and the general good. , ' ' "I , the ommiltee of conciliation are - T. Maddoek, Bobb TJurns;" R. A.-Sickerson, F. M. Gold and Geo. McDouglL The Mexican mem bers will be Jesus Quijada and four others to be selected by him. 'I Vk --i aatlnn1 nllnllvnOrl cn 1. 1 it.f. t to call of Marshall Bobby Burns. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Sunday, July 2. 10 A. M. Sunday School 11 A- M. Holy Communion and Sermon. It is planned cn the following Sunday, July 9, to have both a morning and an evening service. Notice You are hereby notified by the Williams Town Council that an annual street tax of two dollars hereby levied on each and every able bodied male inhabitant not exempt by the laws of the State of Arizona, ., over the age of twenty one years and under the age of fifty year3 residing' with in the corporate limits of the town of Williams, according to ordinance No. 83 of said town. Your street taxis now due and payable at the office of the town clerk or to Bobby Burns town tax collector. Jerry Lee Town Clerk June 15-29 :. Meeting of Wool Growers The annual meeting of The Arizona wool growers Associa tion for the election of officers, executive committee, and for fore it,', will be held in the urt housV at ' Flagstaff, Ariz- p, at 8 SO ' o'clock A. M. on ednesday, July the fifth, 1916. It is earnestly urged that all bmbers be present, as well all sheep men in the State are irterested, ' or contem- te joining the association. H. J. Gray President L. F. Verkamp, Secretary RECRUITING IN WlLUArflS Lieutenant Chas. R, Price, U. S. A. was in Williams three days this week recruiting for the benefit of the Arizona National Guard.: Arizonas's regiment lacks several hundred of being full, on a war , basis. The regi ment contains ten companies of 150 to the company, when full. At the present time the strength of tbe regiment is only about 1, 100. Lieut. Price is filling it by recruits gathered from different parts of the states. Five recruits were obtained in Williams. SOGIAUTEMS Mr, F. P. Savage was up from Winslow Sunday to visit his family. Mrs. McDonald Robinson gave a 10 o'clock breakfast last Saturday in honor of Miss Bush of Indian apolis who was her guest for a day. Miss Minnie Drennan is spend ing the summer with Miss, Pauline Jones at the. Hamilton Ranch. Garland Prairie. .Miss Margaret Dermont returned Sunday morning from Grand Can yon where, she bad been visiting for a few days. Dr. Miller and E. J. Nordyke drove in from Los Angeles . Sunday night These gentlemen have been touring California by auto. F. M. Gold drove a party out to the 'Sitgrejiyes Sunday to view the forest fire ragng on the back of the mountains. The fire was tusking progress .and taking all before it.'-.: ' . , ' ' , A Pleasure Trip To Canyon . Several autos . loaded with Wil liams people made the trip to Grand Canyon., last Sunday, on pleasure bent. Drivers were Dr. Melick,, Mrs. Melick. Fred An drew, Mr. Dr. , Miller and F. E. Lowe. Mr. Charlie Willis accompanied by Mrs. Willis, Mr. and Mrs. Monaghan and Mrs. Kennerdell motored out to the neighborhood of Kendrick Mountains Sunday. They drove thru Spring Valley on the way and report fanners fields in the Valley green and flourishing. I The Kendrick Peak forest firus were smouldering but apparently pretty well burned out. THE METHODIST CHURCH Sunday was a very interesting day- at the church last Sunday. The pastor is rapidly regaining his health and is again in the full swing of his work. It will be the first Sunday in July on the next sabbath. The Sunday School has a special pro gramme and there will be a special effort made to make all the day the very best. The Pastor will speak on: "In the j House of the Potter, with ' un- maulded clay", at the morning hour; at the evening hour he will speak of -'The hand-writing on the wall". There will be splendid music at all of these services. The Ep worth League .will be gin at 7:30 and will close at 7:55 for the summer months. A short spicy service will ' be held each evening before i he hout of wor ship. We want you to find a hearty welcome to all these services. All strangers will be especially welcome. Come among us and we will endeavor to help you. Methodist Pastor. I 8 LOCAL For Rent: Small cottage. $5. a month. Inquire at the News. Pictures frames made to order at Plummer's Cash Store. J. M. Holub went to Flagstaff last Tuesday on business. Mr. Dick Connor has recently become the owner of a new Buiek. Try a Lover's Delight, or a Bill Williams Special, at Lebsch's '. Phoenix milk and cream. Tele phone 58. Albert Lebsch. tf. For quick reliable transfer ser vice by auto truck see or phone W. J. Parker. Phone No. 43. 6-15-tf. Miss Myrtle Jubl of Babbitt-Pol-sons has been promoted to the position of Bill Clerk. Duffy Brothers have put oh a new auto delivery truck. They chose the "Vim." Miss Bush of Indianapolis spent a few. days last week at the home of McDonald Robinson. .. Will Dr. Jeffries join the Home Guard after the cold douche his military ambition received at home? ' ' Miss Alice Ort, daughter of Mr. C. W. Ort of the Postal . Telegraph Co. , has accepted the position of Cashier at Babbitt-Poisons. A sheep deal 'of -considerable magnitude is on between Williams parties, but the News has been un Hble to get the details so far. Levi Montgomery came in from Los Angeles . on No. 22, Wednesday. He has been at tending the Los Angeles Poly technic for the past year. Elbert Robiusou has returned from the military school at Los Angeles which he has attended for the past year. Mr. Jacob Buss from north of Mclellan was in V illiams Monday attending to some matters of business. .c ' ;: An attractive looking pergola has been erected in front of the office of the Forest Service. Covered with vines it will add to the 'pleasure and comfort of those occupying the office. J. F. Daggs & Sons loaded out 1,600 head of lambs for the Kansas City market Monday." The shipment was accompanied by J. -X. Daggs who- will visit Boston in the interest of wool sales before he returns. Marshal Bobby Burns returned last Sunday from Los Angelts where he went to consult a special ist in regard to his health. While not fully recovered, Marshal Burns is feeling better and has resumed the duties of his office. ''... The trial in Judfce Twitty's court of the Mexican, Francisco Her dado for assaulting bis .fellow Mexican, Manuel Velasquez, vfas decided in the defendant's favor. The jury was out only a short time when they returned a verdict of not guilty. Enjoy Three Days Encampment The Boy Scouts enjoyed a three days encampment beginning last Friday. They damped at their old camping ground' on Gus Pol son's old homestead,Kust west of the Ranger". Station'.'; -Their new. boat was 'launched on the old "government" tank on Mr. Poison's place, and was the source of a great deal of pleasure for the boys. Another encamp ment is planned for the latter part of July. The boys will con tinue their Saturday hikes in the , meantime. .ji-. THE ASSESSED VALUATIONS OF COCONINO COUNTY The development of Coconino county is very limited as yet but the assessor finds a good deal in values as show n by the following statement. The next ten years will show an enormous increase. Values Found By Assessor Livestock on ranches $2,485,198. Land in cultivation 130,925. Improvements on land , in cultivation Grazing land 27,440. 731,936. Improvements on graz- ' ing land 54,283. Horses? mules and Asses 253,956. Cattle- ' - 2,361,330. Sheep ;., 3,999,838. Town lots, banks and stores ' .2,000,000. Railroads ' 8,073,770. Other public service corporations 167,346. All other property 2,000,000. Total $22,286,022. TWO LARGE FOREST FIRES Since the middle of last week forest fires have been raging on and about Kendrick Peak and in the Sitgreaves Mountains. At the present writing, Tuesday P. M., (they are practically out. These fires are tbe worst the Forest Service has had to deal with, v Fire-figb ting lias been continuous.', for nearly a whole week with all the fighting forces that could be mustered. The areas burned over are, approxim ately, 1,200 acres for the Sit greaves " and 1,700 acres for Kendrick' Peak.- "; Not . much ' saw timber- was burned by-? these .fires," but a great many- young trees were killed. This young- timber .was thick and protected the mount ain slopes very effectually from denudation. With the trees gone the slopes are exposed to wash and.the consequence will be that the slopes will not be productive of anything of use but, on the contrary, will hasten the water fall down the canyons and tend to increase the destruction of floods. ' . ' Forest fires are caused by human carelessness one does not like to think ever by design. These fires which have just rav aged the Sitgreaves and Kend rick Peak, should be a warning to everyone who by any chance might be responsible for a for est fire to be very careful in the future. Town Pasture Expensive All stock owners are hereby notified that the ordinance cover ing the running at large of stock in the Town of Williams will , be strictly enforced. The penalties described will make pasturing of stock in Williams expensive. Stock owners, please take notice. Bobby Burns, Town . Marshal. . Mr. W. E. Smith of Pitman Valley was in Williams Tuesday on btfsiness. Mr. Smith reports pota toes on his farm looking very well and oats, too, are coming along satisfactorily Two More Delightful Concerts :' The Barnes Band gave two more of its delightful concerts, the first of the .' week. , One' was given on Sunday afternoon from six to seven o'clock, and the other, on Monday luring the Some hours. The one given Monday was given for the special benefit of the recuiting officer. Lieutenant Price - who was in Williams on that da'. The band has been especially busy for ih last few weeks, preparing for ! the Flagstaff celebration at. which it has been engaged to play. NEITHER BONDS NOR ' SPECIAL TAX REQUIRED ' Williams people especially Wil liams tax payers will be rejoic ed to learn that the proposed add ition to the school building will require neither bonds nor special tax. There is. fortunately, a fund on hand of $2,000 which 'is available for the new school building. A little later money will come from the Forest Service, derived from timber sales. The Williams State Bank will furnish all necessary f'inds for the short period before the Forest Service money is avail able. The school board has been in something of a quandary just what to do to secure more school room, but they have now decided to add to the present building and not buy another building as has been contemplated. It is the inter tion of the school board to have the addition ready for occupancy by the beginning of the new school year. NOTICE The Surgical Dressing Com- ' mittee will not meet on Tuesday, July 4th,: but will meet one week from that day at the Gate-way Club. GRID CANYON ITEMS . Mr. H. M. Whiting of Williams, visited the Canyon Sunday. Miss Mayme Rowe who has just finished high school in Oakdale, California, has returned to visit her father S. Rowe,-a pioneer of this country.. During her stay Miss Rowe will be at" the Grand View hotel. : . - ' Colonel Lockridge, Chief Justice Francis, Shorty the Guide, and Bob Fix, the cow punch, have re turned fiom a goat riding expedi-'j tion to Flagstaff. .Having ridden that frisky animal successfully they emerged full grown Elks by what magic the uniniated dare not ask. .They bring back tales, on the other fellow of course, which augur well for a jolly fourth of July at Flagstaff, which is to be celebrated undtr the auspices of the E'ks Lodge. ' C. Handcock in the Stutz "Scout Car" stopped at Grand Canyon last week on the trip from Los Angeles to Phoenix. L L. St. JohD, who is making the trans continental trip from Los Angeles to New York in a Chev rolet automobile, viewed the won ders of the Canyon on the 20th. Last Friday, the Mason's Home Band, a groupe of lads from the Texas Masonic Home for orphaned children visited Grand Canyon. FISH FOR ARIZONANS In another place in this issue of the News appears the' announce ment of the anuual distribution of fish to individuals by the Bureau of Fisheries. This means Arizon ans as well as others. Now there are a great many tanks in Arizona, large and small, and everyone capable of supporting fish should be. stocked. ; In construction of tanks this thot should be in mind. How : may the volume of stored water be such that it wjjll provide 1 a lasting home for fish. If necess !ary, go to a little more expense Those tvho have already, ponds which may be used for propagat ing and growing fish, should take advantage of this stock them. opportunity to CLUB ORGANIZED Hams, are alive and are going to take a lively interest in the forth coming campaign was amply; attested at the Gate-way Club room last Saturday evening; I 1 A 1 jl f 1 wnen a numoer 01 xne ianniui. both ladies and gentlemen, met for the purpose of organizing a WoQjdrow Wilson Club. It was announced in the News .last week that a club would be organ ized, and after the picture show the meeting was called to order and F. M. Gold was : elected chairman and Smith Beck secre tary. In stating' the object of the organization . emphasis was laid upon the fact that the clul was not to be in any sense a. partizan or' anization, but as in dicated by its name strictly a: Woodrow . Wilson Club. The constitution as later adopted, in denning the eligibility of mem bers, states that anyone who is a. citizen of Coconino county and announces their determinatipn to vote for Wilson, regardless of other political affiliation, is en titled to become a member.'' ' A n.Z4-4- l.'l..!..' ana- oy-iaws consisting-: ot iviessrs uarnes, ranter ana wii- t? i 1 i ITT I uttms was men appuinieu. vv nutr the " committee ' were out , the meeting was adressed by, Hon. George Olney, of Phoenix, , cari-' didate for Democratic nomina tion for Governor. While Mr;, Olney, as he, himself, admits, is. in no sense . an orator, still by his quiet, forceful " and gentle manly manner he made , many friends while here. " The" com-" mittee having, announced its readiness to report, the constitu tion and by-laws were theri read- and adopted. ' ' Nomination . for the various offices created by the .constitu- . 1 1 - -1, . .i - - ' t tion were men canea i or,, ana the following officers were elec ed; W. M. Hughes, . president; W. O. Church, first vice, presi dent; Mrs. R. C. Wente. ; second vice president; Edward Conway," third vice president; Mrs.' Steven Quinn, fourth vice, president; J. M. Holub, fifth vice president; Mrs. Ethel Peet Nordyke, sixth vice nresident: . . John R. Sweeney, secretary and : treasur er. , .; . '. : ', ; . ', Committee consisting of Mr s George Barnes, Mrs.- Jean; Dye, Mrs. W. M. Hughes,- W- S. Par ker, George Barnes and. ; L. : S. Williams was appointed to solicit members. Fifty three members, a number of whom were re publicans, were enrolled. ; DtocK Kancn m a Bargain ... " A I A 1- L I .' . " u rrnnn u r ri ir vu nrrt u niiui n uu the Hadstate Ranch 2 miles' West of Williams; 2 running springs near house .and good size tank. i This ranch will, be, sold at a bargain. Inquire of S. O. Miller, Trespasser Ejected Miss Maud Barry returned. ioi her homestead ; last week after a two days stay at the Canyon , to-. find one of Mr. Sam Moore's horses in her cistern. While in search of animal, had gone thru the top -of iuc v lain ii o.iit.1 iBjtric dijc friimiuru ! 1 i . 1:1 ' ' .1 l' . . . . rgcia UJCUb B lLI UUUCl. which had heen hung near ; the water. A ladder was offered her. but she refuped to risk her precious, neck on such a thing At last with a block and tackle, she was ejected. A I ter a dazed look around she took to the road and left with a huge ! cloud of dust behind.