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I il WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY; MARCH 25, 1921 NO. 17. Volume .29 UP JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS TO VISIT WILLIAMS EL PASO, TEX., March 15 Williams, Arizona is going to be the object of a special trip by James Hamilton Lewis, former senator from Illinois, he said on a recent visit to El Paso, and all because of a certain court decision .which figures prominently in a legal case handled by the former senator. "You can never tell what words of wisdom are going to emanate from a court, no mat ter how obscure it may be," JVIr. Lewis said. - "Williams, Arizona, is a town for which I have a very tender spot in my heart and which some day I intend to visit. I .have looked up Williams on the map and I have looked it up in the census report and I know just what kind of a saw mill town of a few hundred people it must be. But that little town of Williams furn ished me with a precedent .and it was the only one that could be found in all of the law books which served to win one of the most important suits in which I ever was engaged. "And the judge in that ob scure, little court in Coconino county rendered a decision that -I used in the conduct of my case through all appeals up to the supreme court of the United States and that most august tribunal rendered a decision upholding in its entirety the de cision by that Arizona judge, whose name I no longer can re member. "I was attorney general at the time and the case involved the rights of a municipality to offer inducements for the loca tion of an industry within the city. The points involved were unusual at. that .time and the only case ' that we could Tfind was this decision in reference to the town of Williams and the -Michigan lumber company. "I used the case of the town of Williams, Ariz., as the basis for my argument and fought up to the supreme court where the decision of that unknown judge . in far off and obscure Coconino county, was pronoun ced the law. And that is why I have a feeling for Williams and some day I am ging to visit the village. That others besides stock men and forest rangers appre ciate the trails built by the For est Service in the wilds of the National Forests, is attested in the story recently related by Forest Ranger George Mutz of the Cave Creek District of the Prescott Forest in central Ari zona. Cattle, coyotes, deer and other animals, wild and do mesticated, says Mutzseems to take special, de light in travel ing the smooth tread of a trail recently constructed through a rough portion of this region which is described as so rugged that travel is only comfortably .achieved by airplanes and moun tain goats. "This is the first trail , work done in this portion of the For est," says Ranger Mutz. "and it is apparently a great event for all of us residents here, both four-footed and two-footed creatures. Often it is impos sible to drive cattle from the trail and they will jog along ahead of one's horse for several miles seemingly taking delight in the unusually easy travel. Occasionally I see a deer dis appear around a bend ahead of me ; and coyotes well, at night they literally patrol the trails in bands. Must be a social proposition with them and often they gather at the end of the trail near my station giving us a big serenade. However, we don't especially delight in this demonstration and would just as soon take their appreciation for granted." George Fisher is on his way back to his homestead. He is coming by wagon. EASTER PROGRAM FOR EASTER SUNDAY Vesper Service 5 P. M. St. John's Mission Organ Prelude. Processional Hymn, Jusus Christ has Risen Kyrie Gilbert Gloria Tibi Anon. "Christ our Passover" Wilkinson. Hymn. At the Lambs High Feast. Sermon. Rev. Moore. Offertory Anthem "Awake Glad Souls Awake" Williams. Sanctus. Camidge Gloria in Excelsis. Old Chant Recessional Hymn, Come Ye Faithful. Postlude. Quartette : Mrs. J. W. Lee, Mrs. W. C. Rittenhouse, Mr. W. C. Cole, Mr. Peter R. Campbell. Organist : .-. Mrs. King Alexander. PITMAN VALLEY Percy Tucker has sold his outfit and leased his ranch to Billy Williams. He left by auto for Oklahoma where his father and brother are interest ed in oil land. John More head accompanied him. Mrs. Gleason who has been in Williams under the doctor's care has returned home much improved. Her mother ar rived from Taylor, Arizona, and is now with her. W. H. Rubv and son Bill will leave for Calgary. Canada, where Mr. Ruby has bought 1200 acres of land with improe ments, and will raise stock. They both say they are glad to get out of this country as it is anything but a free country. We are sorry to lose the Rubys as neighbors as they are honest men to deal with and good neighbors, but we hope they come back under the folds of Old Glory with a different sent iment. Bill sold his ranch to M. Bowles of Phoenix and he will also leave the Sr. Ruby's ranch. An auto garage man has ap plied for ground to build a ga rage on where the Maine-Grand Canyon Highway will start. Wish they would ..change their mind and start near the Pit man Valley read go around by the Gleason ranch, near Red Lake, on over . by Allen Lake. Much better than the other and open all the year round. But reason says let it. follow the railroad and that is really the way it-should go regardless of where the R R. is. George Johnson , and family have moved out on their ranch after spending the winter in Williams. A great many houses have been broken into this spring and things stolen. Whoever does these things has a mania for breaking doors and win dows, cutting carpets, etc. Some of the city or county of ficers who are not overworked could drive out on the highway once in awhile and they might be able to land someone. Bob by Burns drives out very often to see how things are looking. The writer met Jos Pro chaski, state game warden, and someone asked me "how do you like him?" I said Dunbar's makes a mistake in calling Tom Campbell "Windy Tom" it should be "Windy Joe." Seems to me he must have Tom Camp bell hypnotized as he is not a fit man for Game Warden when the state is being ridiculed by everyone for the lack of the en forcement of the game laws. I saw out near Cave Creek ten autos hunting quail, and Pro chaski says his wardens can't be everywhere. We better VILLAGE BLACKSMITH IS PREPARED TO DO FASTER AND BETTER SMITHING W. H. Knowlton has nearly completed his first year as pro prietor of the Williams' Black smith shop, which he bought from H. D. Boulin. During his year here Mr. Knowlton has consistently ad ded to his stock of supplies un til now he has a large supply of iron and other materials on hand at all times. He has also made a number of improve ments in his equipment so that he is now prepared to do quick er and better work than before. In keeping with the down ward trend of prices, Mr. Knowlton has reduced his charges for a number of kinds of work, and despite the fact that his operating expenses have not yet lowered. Mr. Knowlton urges the farm ers to look over their farm im plements now, and bring in those needing repairing at once to have them overhauled. This will prevent the rush that is so common when all the farmers wait until they need particular implements before having these repaired. The season is early and hence - the repair work should be done early. The Village Blacksmith wish es to take this means of thank ing his patrons for the business they have turned him during his: first year here, and hopes for a continuance of this custom during the present year. NOTICE TO FARMERS The Williams Farm Bureau will hold a' meeting in the .of fice of the Justice of the Peace of Williams, on March 26th, 1921, at 1-30 p. m. If you are interested in me welfare of the farmers as. a. whole and your own . in . particular, come out. Remember that you have as much to say as any member If you don't get what you want it is your own fault. If you ex pect help .without helping your self you may expect disappoint ment. L. W. Cureton, Secretary-Treasurer New Speeder For Postal. R. Sheldon, lineman for the Postal Telegraph, received a fine new speeder to use on the Santa Fe tracks while keeping the postal lines in repair. It is one of the very latest and best and no doubt will do a neater job of chasing, down coyotes than his former car. Only a short time, back while Mr. Shel don was clipping . it off about forty per, a coyote stopped in the -middle - of .the track and stood eyeing the approaching speeder. Thinking that of course, the animal would get out. of the, way, Sheldon made no attempt to stop. About the next thing he knew, he and the speeder were off the track much the worse for the collision The coyote was left in widely separated pieces. look at New Mexico and follow suit. Why not levy a tax of $1 on all tourists driving thru the state? Some have suggest ed doing so. Why not make those prosperous folks of the state who go to California for the winter and come back in the spring with a California auto license and run it all year over our roads? Bet they couldn't do it in California. Fred Platten is minus a wag on. Two boys and a motor cycle scared his horses causing them to run away, smashing the wagon up and nearly killing Mr. Platten. Any one got a good wagon for sale cheap. Green grass is coming up fine. Cattle are thin but are fattening slowly. Mrs. Bascum spent three days at the Platten ranch last week. MRS. PLATTEN IMPORTANT LAWSUIT March 10th. . inst., X. N. Steeves and Robt. E. Morrison as attorneys for Dr. E. B. Per rin and wife, commenced an action at Prescott, against J. L. Hurt, Nellie S. Hurt his wife and the First National Bank of Denver to cancel the promissory notes, and the mortgages to se cure the same, now amounting to about $350,000.00 given by Dr. Perrin and his wife upon the grounds of fraud and mis representation by the payees in obtaining these notes and mortgages. , ., Summons has been duly ser ved in this case, and , the. case, will be prosecuted to a finish. Some months ago this bank as holder of one of these notes for $110,000.00 and a mortgage to secure the same, commenced an action against Dr. Perrin and wife to foreclose the mortgage. The note was not and is jiot yet due ; but the action was so com menced on the ground that the taxes on the mortgaged proper ty were delinquent and unpaid, thereby maturing .the note, while in fact such taxes had all been properly paid. Dr. Per rin not only sets this up in ans wer in the case, but asks about $75,000.00 as his damage for wrongful bringing, of. this suit. These suits grow out of a cat tle deal of Dr. Perrin with J. L. Hurt, which were shipped from New Mexico to Arizona about three years ago. FOREST SERVICE CHIEF IN THE SOUTHWEST Co. Williams B. . Greeley, Chief of the United States Forr est Service arrived today at the headquarters of the Southwest ern District Albuquerque, N. M. for a week of consultation with district officials on the plans of work and finances in connect ion with the National Forests of Arizona and New Mexico for the coming year. The Forester is accompanied , by Assistant Forester Roy Headiy in charge of Operation, Assistant Forest er E. E. Carter, in charge of Forest Management, and Inspec tor Kelly in charge of forest fire organization, all of Wash ington, D. C. The main matters that will be considered by these officers during their stay in the South west will be finances, fire po tection plans, personnel, orga nization, timber sales and otfier similar lines. The largest problem facing the Forest Ser vice during the coming year is the matter of carrying on the many lines of forest activities, under vastly different economic conditions with funds that are no greater than they were five years or more ago. Curtail ment of some phases of the work is necessary and careful adjustments, in personnel and oganization as . well be consid ered to increase the efficiency of the individual as well 'functioning of the entire ser vice. From Albuauerfue. ForstT- Greeley and his party will pro ceed to isan F rancisco and to the other western headquarters of i he Forest Service on the same errand. Dr. I. D. Massey will be in Williams every Saturday and Sunday, will do all kinds of veterinary surgery. Adv. O O O New Gasoline Station. The White Garage is erect ing a new gasoline station at the corner of Bill Williams and Third Street, where the Band Stand formerly stood. The structure is being built Califor nia style, with bungalow effect. It consists of an office room and a covered driveway. The walls will be of brick veneer painted red, white and blue, the red at the ground the white at the middle and the roof and upper part of the structure blue. The proprietors expect to have the station in operation in about a couple of weeks. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH . W. I. Low. f Easter Services Sunday school 10:00 A. M. Public Easter service 11 :00 A. M. Special music. The Power of His Resurrection Sermon: livening service 7 S0 An Easter program by the Sunday school. Everyone is invited. Program for the Easter exer cises of the Methodist Sunday School. Piano solo Grace, Carl Bohn. Miss Hoffmeyer Anthem. Choir Prayer. Rev. W I. Lowe Easter Greeting Spencer Nordyke Song. Natures Easter Story. Primary Easter Welcome. Barbara Lockett .'J. . " Rec. Easter is Herei Eloise Easton Piano solo. Little Joker. Rose Felkner Dialogue. On this Joyful Easter Morn Anna Stone, Blyth Easton Helen Cole, Lois Dawson. Rec. - Jackie Peck. Rec. Jean Pinkard Song. There is Joy. Intermediates Rec, I'm a little Pilgrim. Ardith Lowe Rec. Georgie Harris Rec. , i If I weer a Bell - . , Billie Peck Dialogue. Hear the Easter Bell Chiming Margaret Drennan -Lucy Gilson, Bettie Button. Rec. Easter Song of Cheer. Eunice Dial. Rec. Going to Grandma's. .Arvilla Merritt. . Duet. Easter Lilies. . Harriet Lebsch, Leona Wolfe Rec. Mary Sullivant - Rec. Carl Cureton Piano solo -. - Evening Repose, Gamschals. Catherine Miller . Rec. Abbie Hinds Rec. Hanna Drennan Song. From Gloom to Glory Young Ladies Rec. The Frst Easter. Zetta Reagan Rec. At Easter Time. Vern Conway Rec. The greatest deed of love . Margaretta Way Rec. If birds and blossoms praise Him. Miles Cureton x Piano solo. Eventide. Stanley Berkeley. Leona Wolfe Rec. The blessed Savior liveth. Zella Hudson. Rec. The best of gifts. Emery Stone. Piano solo. Whims. Miss Jones. Rec. Easter Reioicinsr. Catherine JMiller Solo. Mary's Offering. Harriet Lebsch Offertory. Drill. Lilies for the Easter King. Ten Young Ladies Remarks. Rev. W. I. Lowe. WANTED Have excellent proposition for men or women who desire to improve their spare time, selling accident and health insurance. Our poli cies can be sold to any person who work for a living male or female risk's in good health accepted. Write to-day for territory ; those having previous selling experience preferred but not essential. National Causualty Co., Detroit, Mich. CHAUTAUQUA COMING. , APRIL 25 TO APRIL 29 That the Chautauqua pro gram for the coming season, holds much of interest for the lecture, music and entertain ment lovers is indicated by the advance information from the Ellison-White Association. The dates for Williams have been definitely set for April 25th to 29th. The feature musical event of . the week will be the two con certs to be presented on the last day of the assembly by Witep- skie's Concert Orchestra. Thia Chicago organization under the leadership of Meyer Witepskie, pianist and director, is one of the best known orchestras on the Chautauqua platform and one that is always in wide de mand. Olive McCormick, noted coloratura soprano, form erly with the Pittsburgh faym phony Orchestra will appear as soloist in the evening concert. Miss McCormick has a glorious voice with unusual range and sweetness . of .. -tones. Other musical companies scheduled during the week are the Apollo' Dou, .the . Margaret Reynolds-, Company .and the . Valda Four, each presenting two concerts. The great comedy success, "It- Pays to Advertise, v presentea, ers, is one of the feature attrac tions of the week. : Probably no funnier farce has ever been. written than "It Pays to Adver-' tise." In the hands of an all professional cast, such is sched uled for Chautauqua, it should draw a record crowd at the asr- serauiy. Carveth: Wells, , .of London, England,- prominent British ext plorer, will contributer an illus trated lecture of genuine inter est and value the fourth night nf . tlnet . nsaTnblvl ' For-- six- i i years he was on official explor ation work for the British gov ernment in. the jungles ,of. the f little known Malay Peninsula. Another prominent lecturer during the week will be Judge Geo. D. Alden, of Massachus etts, an outstanding figure as a lawyer, jurist and lecturer all over the country. His address. "The Needs of the Hour," is rated by men who know as one of the ten best lectures on the American platform. Can you gather together a few decks of cards that have been, cast .off. because the edges are turned or bent, or because they are a bit soiled, or because they have been used more than once? Can you get a half dozen or a dozen decks from your club or your friends? Ex-service men in the six United States Public Health Ser vice Hospitals in the Pacific Division of the American Red Cross want to play cards to help pass tne long hours away. They won't mind if the edges are torn turned or ragged or if the spots are nartlv concealed with smudge. Will you send all of your dis- -carded decks to Miss Hilda Steinhart, Supervisor of Hospi tal Service, Pacific Division Headquarters of the American Red Cross, San Francisco, and she will forward them to the hospital patients. If you have any games, victrola records or musical instruments that are not in use will you include them too? A Few Notes From fo Garland Prairie Mrs. L. W. Moore, Mrs. Bas come, Mrs. McMillan, Miss Per ry and Mr. T. H. Moore, drove in from Garland Prairie on Thursday. Most of the ranchers on Gar and Prairie are plowing. L. W. Moore and D. P. Rupe have al ready planted their spuds. The Dodson brothers have returned to their homesteads, after spending the winter near Needles. R. J. Moore, son of T. H. Moore, has come frm Oakland, Calif, and has filed on a home stead on the Prairie.