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WILLIAMS, COCONINO COUNTYARIZONA FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1921. NO. 24: SENIORS WILL PRESENT "HER HUSBAND'S WIFE" On the twentieth of May the Seniors of the Williams High School will present "Her Hus band's Wife", a comedy by A. E. Thomas, in three acts, at the Sultana Theatre. They have spent a great deal of time in perfecting this play and ' it should be one of the best of the season. The cast of characters is as follows: Irene Randolph, Elsie Maxwell Stuart Randolph, her husband, Chas. Sulllivant Emily Ladew Helen Maxwell Richard Beldin, Irene's brother Chas. Matz John Belden, their bachelor uncle, Roy Seager Nora, an overworked maid, Iva Easton Irene Randolph is convinced she has not long to live. Natur ally she worries over what w-ill become of her husband after she is gone, and finally decides to pick out a wife for him. She chooses Emily Ladew, an old collegemate, who, unknown to her, has recently broken an en gagement with Richard Bel den, Irene's brother. In this she takes into her confidence her uncle, John Belden who en ters into the scheme for the fun he will get out of it. Finally between them they induce Miss Ladew to enter the plan. However, she, for reas ons of her own is not unwilling. Irene then-introduces her hus band and he likes Miss Ladew from first sight. Irene does not like this at all. She then tries by underhand methods to break up the plan, and discourage Miss Ladew. This leads into entanglements that must be seen to be appre ciated. However everything is cleared up when Richard re news his engagement with Miss Ladew and Irene decides to quit being ill. Irene is really a good wife but a little misguided on some iines. 'She is not what one would call a hypocrondriac She is inclined to forget the happi ness of others in trying to pro vide for Stuart's. , Stuart is the original faith ful husband. He loves his wife dearly, and makes great sacrifices for what he thinks, her Abad health." When Irene mixes him up with Miss i Ladew, and tell3 alF sorts of lies about him he is still faith ful to her. However she does not know it and still misunder--stnads everything he says or does. Emily Ladew is insulted by Irene's proposal that she marry Stuart. So she goes into the plan for revenge. She gets it. finally she renews her engage ment .with Richard and that is how the trouble is cleared up. 'The most hood-winked per son in the play is Richard. He believes everything said about' Stuart's cruelty to his wife and nearly has a fight over it. He final'y emerges with a clean record, and Miss Ladew to boot. John Belden, an old bache lor uncle, is not of much use to anyone. He is inclined to look on the whole thing as a source of amusement. When things begin to look too bad he dis closes the whole plan. That i3 the only time he is of use. Although Irene is convinced she is to die she is determined to put up an awful struggle. Nora, the maid is kept busy bringing in powders, medicines osteopaths, agents and the like. She is greatly relieved when Mrs. Randolph determines to quit playing sick. No expense i3 being spared to make the play . complete in every detail. Special scenery is being made, costumes are ordered, and appropriate stage furniture is being procured. All balcony seats will be forty cents, including war tax. The lower ones will be forty and fifty five cents, and will be re served for no additional charge. - -. BROKEN-NECKED MAN STILL LIVING HAPPILY. ATCHISON, Kan., May 7 Atchison boasts of having the one living man wit i s. broken neck. And not oniy is her broken-necked man living hap pily, fbut he also has proven him self a very capable historian for the State American Legion or ganization. John Allen of this city is the "broken-necked" historian. He sustained his injury while fight ing " with the A. E. F. on the French front. His neck is now supported by a metal frame work, and Allen is able to get around almost as well as any other man in the city. Allen gained considerable publicity during the war when h'e was commended for having carried Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in from the battlefield when the latter was gassed. UNIQUE MARMOSET TRAIN ING HABITS TOLD BY AVDALAS. One of the most peculiar and rare animals in existence is the marmoset. Professor Avdalas the noted Graeco-Hindoo palm ist and philosopher, at present in Williams, during his exten sive travels has acquuired one of these rare and strange creat ures while on a sojourn in Ar gentina, South America. While returning from India, Prof. Avdalas stopped in Peru and took the overland trail to the east coast of South America Afer covering a distance of 800 miles, the professor's party was surprised by finding a small creature lying upon the ground It somewhat resembled a mon key in features and had a body somewhat like an American squirrel. The animal- had evidently fallen out of a hole in a hollow tree. Prof. Avdalas, through curi osity, picked up the animal and examined it. He found it to be what the South Americans call a marmoset,- an animal which is very rare even in South America, which is its home. Knowing that it would be im possible to take the animal out of South America without the permission of the government, the professor brought his mar moset to the United States in his pocket. While the professor was in Pittsburgh, Pa., "George," which is the name he has given his pet, fell to the ground from the window of a two story building. - Fortunately, the marmoset suffered no serious injury. However, "George" nearly met his death from the same cause again' while Prof. Avdalas was in Milwaukee, Wis. Here his pet fell from the window of a five story building, and the professor says that he was sure that "George" would die because of injuries received from his fall. However, the marmoset recov ered, and the professor has his treasured pet in the Grand Can yon Hotel with him, and has placed "George" on display at that place. The marmoset is so rare that it is prized very highly by the eb'te Parisiennes. and as the animal will bring a fortune when placed on sale, it can be readilv seen that only a few possess this treasured animal for a pet. WANTED: Man and wife, or any responsible party or parties to run the Saginaw Boarding House. Light, v water, heat and all equipment supplied, in addition to free rent. A ny one interested inquire at the Saginaw office. o o o The Pool wagon will start to work in the Grr.nd Canyon forest on Monday May 23rd., at my V V ranch. Yours Truly MARTIN BUGGELN. ANDREW MILLER ACCIDENTALLY KILLED Mr. Andrew Miller, a resi dent of Williams for the pas t.wpntv-ntie vears. died Mon fljiv pvonimr as the result of the ;oi rliopTiortrp r n . . , , - i c - oo rifle. He was at his home at the time of the accident. He was in good health and good spirits, and is thougnt t" have accidentally discharged the gun while adjusting the sights. On Monday afternoon Mr. Miller came down town and go ing to the barber's got -a hair cut and shave, and appeared to be feeling well and in high spirits. Upon his return home near the middle of the after noon, he stopped in the kitchen to speak to Mrs. Miller who was at work in that room. He called attention to his new hair cut asking'Mrs. Miller how she liked it. She replied that it looked Tfine little think ing that these were the last words she would ever speak to her husband, on earth. Mr. Miller went on out into the back yard and Mrs. Miller went on with her work. A neighbor woman called and stayed for a time while Mrs. Miller continued ironing. Up on completing the ironing of a pair of overalls for Mr. Miller she stepped out to hang these in the garage. When she opened the garage door, there lay her husband, mortally shot and unconscious but still breathing. Ascertaining Mr. Miller's condition and that he still lived -"- Mrs Miller rushed out-to get help. She reached the hos pital before finding anyone to aid her. , Here Mrs. Meiick phoned, for the doctor, who nurried to Mr. Miller's side. Dr. Meiick rushed Mr. Miller to the hospital that he might be oper ated upon at once. A shot from a .22 caliber rifle had en tered the forehead above the right eye and had traveled to ward tne left sidevof the head so that it would have come out above the left ear if it had hadH sufficient force. The operation consisted in opening the wound to relieve the pressure on the brain by re moving blood clots. This was done and seemed to give relief, but Mr. Miller passed away only about half an hour alter ward, without having regained consciousness. A coroner's jury was called by Justice McDougall, and to tiiem, Mrs. Miller, prostrated with shock and grief, told what she knew of Mr. Miller's last acts and words. There was but one shot iri the gun and it appeared probable that j.u.r. Miller did not know of the pres ence of that cartridge in the gun. The gun was a little .22 that Mr. Miller had given Mrs. Miller and with which she had learned to shoot. This gun had not been shooting as well as formerly and Mrs. Miller had remarked upon this point a number of times, on former oc- 1 casions. Mr. Miller had once remarked that he would some time readjust the sights. It appeared probable that he had been looking down the sights with the muzzle of the gun to ward 'his right eye when the fatal discharge occured. The coroner's jury rendered a ver dict of accidental death. - Arrangements were made to hold the funeral Friday atter noon. at 2 :30, in order to allow time for all of Mr. Miller's children to reach Williams. Mr. Miller was a Mason and this order took charge of the burial ceremony. Interment was made in the local cemetery. The services were held from the home, theRev. I. W. Lowe of the Methodist Church of ficiating. A quartette sang the ever beautiful "Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon," "Crossing the Bar," and "Oft in the Stilly Night." In respect to the memory of Mr. Miller, the mill and the stores closed during the funeral A very large number of people attended the services and the ANDREW MILLER 'Andrew Miller was born in Bolton Village, township King, Ontario, Canada, on November 22, 1319. Both of his parents were of Scotch descent coming i j irora near Glasgow, Scotland l. Hie: tqIIiot riioH ixrViilia ho it lamer uieti wrine ne was ! but a little boy and Andrew aa to worK nara lor wnai eau cation and training he secured. He came to the United States when but a young man and Was naturalized while residing in Clare county, Michigan. Mr.. Miller was a lumberman by training and inclination. He spent the early part of his man hood working in this business ; first at Evart, Michigan ; next at Wingleton, Michigan; ?nd finally at Trout Creek, in the same state. . He came to Wil liams in the fall of 1900 end accepted a position as Superin- j tendent of the Saginaw & Man istee Lumber Company's mill here. This position he held for eighteen years at the end of which time he retired from act ive business life. During his life in Williams, Mr. Miller took a very active part in the public life 'of the town. He served for a number of years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wil liams School and was also elected several times to the Town Council. He was a man of high ideals and always stood for the best in both school and town affairs. What, higher tributes can be paid to any man than these: that, personally, his mora character was above reproach ; publicly, he stood for ! 4-U t,;t X J 1 J. j ""si anu ucsl; ana at nome n-s? me was so model tnat his wife and family declare it "quite ideal"! Upon the lives of sucJi ram are groat nations builded. In his hours of recreation, Mr. Miller formerly devoted his time lai.2rs y to the cv i and use of blooded horses am! dogs. He was very fond of boh and dur ing his life owned a number of the very est of eac. It was only in late years that he sur rendered to moderii science and permitted an automobile :.nd garage to replace his horses and stable. Only recently he had procured apuppy hunting dog showing that his love for these faithful companions of man was as strong as ever, and he was looking forv.-ard with pleasure to the training of this pup. In fact he had announc ed that he would have to go out and get a few birds soon in order to train the pup. -He was probably preparing the guns for this anticipated hunt at the time that the sad acci dent ended his life. , Mr. Miller was very fond of his home and his life was twice saddened by the death of ones whom he had chosen to rule over that home. His first wife died in Michigan. His second wife died in Williams a few years after his arrival here. In 1912 he married Miss Myrtle Gravelle, then a tea,cher in the Williams school, who again gave him the home life that he so dearly loved. He is sur vived by four children ; William Miller of Wauna Oreg. ; Mrs. J . F. Linn, of Lansing, Mich. ; Robert Miller of Phoenix and Russell Miller, the youngest, stm at Home. lne sympathy of the entire j , . i community sroes out to the wife and children in their sad be reavement, made the harder to bear because the messenger of death -gave no warning of his approach and deprived them of an opportunity of speaking the words of love which we all would giv? our loared ones be fore the last earthly parting. In the death of Andrew Miller his family have lost a husband and father who was nil to them that any man could be to his loved ones and the community has lost an active and highly re spected citizen, an obliging floral offerings were numerous and exquisitely beautiful both indicating the very high esteem in which Mr. Miller was held by all who knew him. SCENIC BEAUTIES SHOWN IN GOVERNMENT FILMS. When Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote his story about "The Great Stone Face" he little thought that the famous "Old Man of he Mountains" would figure as the "male lead" in a motion picture, but that is the case. "The Old Man of the Mountains" is the central fig ure in a new motion picture pro duced and issued by the United States Department of Agricul ture. The picture in which the "Old Man" stars is known by the title "Under the Great Stone Face." It is one of a series of four, in which the beauties of the White Mountain National Forest are picturized. The other three pictures are known as "Hitting the High Spots," "Cloud Busting," and "In King Snow's Court." All of them show phases of the work of the Forest Service in the White Mountains, but de vote most attention to the re creational opportunities in the White Mountain National For est, which is one of the most popular of the "Nation's play grounds." "In King Snow's Court" was photographed in the winter and is centered a round a winter carnival, in which figure ski jumping Alaskan dog teams, and skat ers. Each of the pictures is one reel in length. The films will be circulated through the distri bution system of the depart ment and cooperating State in stitutions. . Copies of any of the pictures may be bought un der certain conditions by auth orized persons and institutions at the manufacturing cost of approximately $40 a reel. Bit by Hydrophobia Skunk. Jim Girdner, deputy forest supervisor, who is connected with the local forest office, pas sed through Flagstaff Wednes day night on his way to Los Angeles, where he will receive treatment at the Pasteur Insti tute there. Jim was out camping in the immediate vicinity of Clear Creek. During the night as he lay in bed, he felt something prowling around and reaching out he felt a gnawing sensation that told him that his thumb was in dangerous proximity to a polecat's inards. He killed the skunk, and collecting the lacerated thumb, started to Winslow for treatment. Being further advised that the danger from hydrophobia was probable, he set out for Los Angeles to undergo treatment. Hydrophobia can be tamed if caught when real young, be fore it had gone nine days Jim is wondering what he will do with the other seven days. Leader. According to the latest re port, Jim has nothing to worry about as the skunks head was examined for hydrophobia and found to be free from such a malign accusation. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Kirbv re turned to their ranch in Gov enment Prairie Wednesday. ' neY nave Deen m town on ac istsMivi - f - - f 1 rt c jt " i - j count of the illness of their lit- , tie daughter, Kittie Petrova : who is now quite recovered ; from an attack of the measles. neighbor and a kindly and help ful friend to all. In 1916 Mr. Miller was made a life member of the F. & A. M. Evart (Mich.) Lodge No. 320. He had been a Mason in good standing for 40 years in the Blue Lodge and 35 years in the Chapter and had reached the age of 65 years. He had not withdrawn his membership from the Evart Lodge. He ; was also a member of the Mac- i cabees of the World. His last rites were performed by the Masons directed bj'the Flag staff Lodge. MOORE DIES SUDDENLY Her many admiring friends were inexpressibly shocked, when they learned of th- sud den death, at nine o'clcch, last Friday evening, of Mrt;, Gold ean Elna Moore, wife cf the Rev. Luther B. Moore, tL Epis coRal pastor of this city. - Mrs. Moore had been more or less an invalid since 1912, when her health failed while she was teaching school at Ft. Smith, Ark. She resigned her school then and came west to New Mexico, later to Winslow. Mr. Moore had met her in Arkansas in 1910, while she was teaching. She was mar ried to Mr. Moore, in San An tonio, Texas, on July 21, 1915- Mrs. Moore's health forced her to go from Winslow to the Albuquerque sanitarium inl917 She spent 4 months there, then went to St. Luke's Home, in Phoenix, and later, to the Wil son sanitarium, at Preseott, having spent about a year in all three sanitariums. She first came here in June, 1918; her husband having then assumed the pastorate here. Her condition necessitated her going back to the Albuquer que sanitarium on January 6, last, where she remained up to the time of her death. She had planned coming home the first of June. Mr. Moore intended visiting his wife in Albuquerque on Monday of this week. Both he and she felt that her health was improving and were most encouraged. On Friday night, shortly after the choir practice at the Church of the Epiphany was over, Mr. Moore, alone in the study of the church, was advised by telephone from Al buquerque of her death. He left on his journey to Albuquer que on the first tran the next morning. s, v - - The funeral was held from St. John's Episcopal church, Albuquerque on Monday after noon, burial being in Fairview cemetery, that city. Douglas S. Roome, of this city, was del egated by the vestry of the church to attend the funeral. They returned to Flagstaff Tuesday morning. v The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Patients friends, friends in this city, the St. Margaret's Guild, the Sun day School, the vestry ehoir. Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Masons, Eastern Stars and Elks all sent flowers. , Tuberculosis was the cause of her death. One lung was very badly affected, but it was " felt that she would ultimately arrest the disease. Up to a few months before her death, she was feeling as well as usual. Suddenly an artery in one of" the lungs gave way, resulting in a fatal hemorrhage. Alone in her room, she rang the'beH for'a nurse, but when the latter who came as quickly as possi ble, reached her, she was dead. Petople of all denominations unite in their sympathy 'to the devoted husband, who has lost one whose sympathy, encour agement and good cheer were always at his command. Coconino Sun Mrs. John MacMuIIen, of? San Francisco, is the gu?st of her daughter, Mrs. E. B. Perrirr She will leave on the 18th. for Louisville, Kentucky. o o o Geo. H. Spellmire, manager of the Babbitt-Poison store has been in Flagstaff this week on business relating to that firm, o , . o , o Mr. H.! M. Stark left for Kingman Saturday morning to erect a building at that place, o o o Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smithi returned from the coast la?t Fru dav night with Mrs. Sn?itlii mother who is recovering -from a severe illness. Mrs. Smith's mother expects,-, to remain with them for two months recovering her strength in -these pine forests- MRS. L. B.