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THE ABIZONA REPUBLICAN, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 11, 1917
J. J. FRASER, President. J. G. SPANGLER, Cashier
O. S. STAPLEY, Vice-President. W. E. WALTERS, Asst. Cashier.
J. T. LESUEUR, Lesueur Gro . Co .
A. J. CHANDLER, Chandler Improvement Co.
PHIL METS, Capitalist
A. C. McQUEEN,, Live Stock Agt. S. F. P. & P. R. R.
JOHN NELSON, Wool Grower.
J. G. PETERSON, Cattle Buyer.
J. J. FRASER, Capitalist.
O. S. STAPLEY, The O,. S. Stapley Hdw. Co.
J. G. SPANGLER, Cashier
This bank likes to make NEW FRIENDS, because every old friend it has was once a new one. It feels confident that the atmosphere of the institution is such that new friends soon come to feel at
. i : home, and that relations once established will become permanent.
Not only, the officers, but the employes are pleased to greet new faces at its counters,
and show their desire to- be of genuine service in large or small affairs.
MOWN POPULATION CENTERS
IT ISA; 3000 IN MARICOPA
Mesa has the distinction of having
the largest Mormon population of any
community in the southwest. In the
past five years the growth of the
church has been fifty per cent. In
the whole stake, which covers Mari
copa county, there arc" 3,000 Mor
mons, the most of whom live in and
J. V. Leseuer is president of the
stake and the counsellors of his
presidency are O. S. Stapley and E.
Allen. In the stake there are eight
wards and four branches.
One ot the aims of the Mormons in
this vicinity is to- erect a tem
ple. Twenty-five thousand dollars
nave been guaranteed, and ac
cording to tentative plans the
structure will cost not lees than
$75,000. In the event the erec
tion of the temple is definitely de
cided the church as a whole, as rep
resented by the great organization in
Salt Lake City, Utah, will furnish
the balance of the cost, as has been
the custom ot the Mormon church In
the past, when temples have been
built in outside stakes.
Since Leseuer became the stake
president, with Stapley and Allen as
counsellors, eUhl chapels have been
erected at a cost of $45,700.
The erection of these chapels grew
out of a demand for more places of
meeting as the result of a remarkable
growth in the Salt River valley among
tho Mormon population. This growth
has been steady, caused by many
joining the church here in the valley
and by others coming from the out
side, tho most of these being new
members, with a scattering oi olde
members from other stakes. That
three thousand Mormons now live in
the stake, or practically, in Marl-1
copa county, the Mormons say, is one
of the best testimonies to the pros
perity of the valley, especially about
Mesa. TheV explain that their relig
ion, being practical, fits into every
day life, so that all business and
social Interests are blended in that,
which lies nearest their hearts
There are lour stakes In Arizona.
In the local stake the growth of
fifty per cent in past five years has
been of a most substantial nature,
according to stake officials. There
are six organizations and six quorums,
each consisting of three, presidents
and an entire corps of officers in
each ward, making in al! over 1,000
The wards art districted and ovet
each district two teachers are ap
pointed to visit each family, thu
carrying and preserving the gospel as
taught by the Mormons in each home.
Seventy-nine per cent of the families
in the stake were visited during the
year. Twenty-four missionaries were
pent out from Mesa during the year.
These missionaries are all young
men, in keeping with the custom of
the Mormon church. They are to
be gone from two to three years, and
must maintain themselves during the
missionary period. They are not per
mitted to work, but must devote their
time to the preaching of the gospel.
The church believes this makes for
independence and the development of
manhood, affording the young man an
opportunity to trust or have faith in
the Supreme Being to provide.
A seminary is now being conducted
at Mesa. Trained teachers conduct
classes in the religion at noon. These
classes are attended by the Mormon
students of the high school. In
struction is given from the four
b-joks used by the Mormon, namely,
the- biHe. the Book of Mormon, the
Doctrine and Covenants and the
Pearl of Great Price.
The Mormon church is doing work
among the Indians Ww as it did in
the early days, when the first set
tiers came here. That was in 1878.
The instructions of the Indians was
one of the main objects the first
Mormons had in entering this valley.
Church services are now being held
among the Indians in three different
plr.ces at present and a chapel is being-
erected in the Salt river Indian
The present president of the stake,
J. V. l.c.seuer, came with his parents
to Mesa, in 1879, when he was six
mont'is old. Mesa has a tabernacle
which seots 1,000 people. It was
built in 1896 and is used for the hold
ing of the regular conferences everv
three months, and for joint meetings.'
All otner meetings of the Mormons in
the FtaKe are held in the several
LESUEUR GROCERY CO
3r J . ' ' r ' " ' -LP
The C. C. Jarrett company of Mesa,
handling men's furnishings especially,
anii all kinds of shoes, increased in
business 28 per cent in 1916 over
1915. That is an increase based on ac-
Dodson, V. X. Amos, Jamts W.
Lesueur, J L. Hadlock and V. E.
! tual figures taken from the books of
) the establishment. v
Jarrett makes a specialty of the Sjar
brand shoe, selling this make for men,
women and children. The Star brand
comes from one of the largest factories
in the world, where 60,000 pairs of
shoes are turned out daily. These shoes
: are guaranteed all leather, substantial,
and durable until the last time worn.
1 Stetson hats is another line handled
by Jarrett. The Henden shirts is stiU
another, speaking quality to every mar.
who enters the store.
Jarrett, in the tailoring, line handles
the Ed. V. Price goods and those also
of Lamm and company. C. C. Jarrett
established the business November 1,
1914, since which date he has enjoyed
a steadily increase in patronage from
Mesa and surrounding country.
FIRST WARD CHAPEL, CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
Mesa Church Has 635 Members Under the Direction of Isaac Dana, Bishop, Takes Prominent Place in Civic Life
Mega the home of big stores in-
stopk of caiidy and other sweets and
a large stock of tobacco and cigars.
These features are at the front of the
: store, at either side of the entrance.
while an enormous quantity of
I goods of every description are car
j ried there is no congestion. In fact
l the aisles are very wide and capable
eludes within that boast" one of the ' of. kinZ cjire of "nv sh bus'nes?
largest, prettiest and best stocked1 wllnout PRtrcn3 b-poming confused
groceries in the entire valley. It is I or crowdedj
that of the Lesueur Grocery com- 0
pany1, which does an extensive busi
ness in both retail and wholesale.
The store occupies a floor space .
of 42 by 153 feet fronting on Main.
QtroAt ' xtrifh a Vi. cm nn. JO V... 1C9 I
feet, and in the rear :s a warehouse
80 bv 150 feet.
All these departments are stored;
with goods. The company buys in
large quantities, jobbing all over the
district and supplying thejocal rt-1
tail stores. v j
Tn tho retail Hnrlmanl eT tho!
establishment only high class grades, n Mesa wnen anybody asks who sells
of groceries are to be found. Le- I real estate or rents property. Kelly is
SEE KELLY BECOMES
A BY-IRD IN ISA
"See Kelly" has become a by-word
III VII J I UU I UIIL
FIRM IS fill
one of the authorities on real estate
The Salt Iliver Valley bank at
Mesa is nearing completion, at a
cost of $4rt,000. This building in
every way is equal to any bank
structure in the state. It is a Class
A building of steel and concrete.
It is two stories high, the bank to
occupy the largest space, with en
trances on Main and McDonald
a real estate firm.
sueur has the exclusive distribution 1
Tii7hta f.r- tho Rioholioni oH Q B'.
W. canned goods. The Kelly Famous whose word is considered final. He
Flour is one of its nnprtnllieq Tho knnwn evorvthine- flhnut the business
company buys ail canned goods, su- and if ne nas not on his aU Ju8t what I facing on Main street besides having
gar, salt, teas and many other items I . v. . w i,, 1 ,ar?e windows in the front, has ar-
of Runpiyi in carload lots ia Prospective buyer wants, Kelly is big , tistic sk1i-hts running the full
The're are fourteen salesmen In the ' enough to find it for him among the length of tne store t0 the reari mak.
Lesueur grocery. J. T Lesueur ' 1,sts of otnc'r deaIs- That is why j jng lt ideaI for a mercantile estab-
in winter. The front on both streets
is built of brick and marble, of the
most massive construction. In fact
the entire building is massive, built j
ot tr.e strongest material and as
solid as money and the best material
can make it.
The bank itself is large, presenting
at once the thought of stability and
beauty. Nothing has been left un
done here to bring out the maximum
effect of rich material and design.
There are two vaults, onefor money
and one for books and papers. H.
Kircherfer the noted decorator of
Phoenix, has made the interior of the
bank a picture, a work of art. The
walls and ceiling are done in the
Tiffany eftect, in gold, old ivory and
orrarr.ental plaster, high lighted with
gold. Kircherfer, whose work stands
out strong in this building, also dec
orated the lobby of the Adams hotel,
the Commercial hotel, many of the
finest homes in Phoenix, including
the Edward Kisle house. He also
decorated the National Bank of Ari
zona interior, tne centraiDanK ana
streets. On the ground floor there
are two elaborate and spacious store tho v-iiiovi hank
rooms, one of which is divided into B p Snyder of ciiandler did the
suites for' the accommooation of UIrlfl ,, .!.:, f the new
k -X. h 1 Mesa Bank building, except the Dann
nrocwiont nt tho omn.n,r i' ,.i .J i "see Kelly" has become a by-word.
the fact that he has very abel as- Kel'y ,never "js. "eitneru , des
sistance in his son, C. T. Lesueur and try to something he has his doubts
Shreve Peterson, who have been with i bout. He sells what he has and what
him for many years. C. T. Lesueur ,ne can recommend. Kelly is a young
attends to the oifiee affairs and the ' apressive man regardless of the fact
credits of the company and Peter-! that he has been in business a long
son is the retail manager. ' .time. He has lived in the Salt River
Ono of the most striking features v'aey for twenty-one years,
of tho Uesneur grocery is its win-' Beside real estate Kelly deals in
low displays, which are always ela- mortgage loans.
borate, with the goods artisticallv ' Jesse F. Kelly, to give his full busi
arranged. The store has a neat com- ness name. He has removed his office
fortable rest room, done in the mis-1 from the Mahoney building to the new
sion style, with 'mission furniture bank building. The offices aro the last
with rugs on the floor, and with ev- word in point of equipment, convenient
erv convenionce for woman patrons. I nd attractive. He shares the offices
including facilities lor writing. Le- with Charles Diehl, another ot Mesas
sueur carries as feature lines a large strongest men, and a real estate dealer.
j lishment. The whole building covers
a space of about 80 by 90 feet, on
the most convenient corner in Mesa.
There is a basement for engine
rooms, for steam heating the build
ing, and large space for storage pur
poses. Running from the Etore room on
Main street is a hallway at the rear
that opens on McDonald street at the
entrance to the stairway leading to
the office rooms on the second floor.
There are sixteen offices on the sec
ond floor all finished in the most.
modern way, besides lavatories for
ing room itself. Clinton Campbell
wr.s the general contractor-who con
structed the building. He sublet the
(vork to at least a dozen other con
tractors, all of whoni used only the
best material and the best of work
manship. The result is that the
structure is not only one of the verv
best of its kind in the state but also
one of the most beautiful from an
The Salt River Valley bank itself
is one' of the bulwarks of tho Mesa
district and of course has been very
instrumental in the upbuilding of the
community to its present high state
of efficiency and thrift.
The officers and directors
Salt River Valley- bank are
i Scott, president; . William M.
both men and women.
The partitions of the buildiner are vice president and cashier,
all of hollow tile, this to keep the Taughtv, assistant cashier;
building cool in summer and warm Holcomb, assistant cashier;
THE 1917 INDIAN
Why send "way off yonder" for yoiir Bicycles and
Supplies when you can get them all at
Monrad's Quality Cyclery
57 Main St., Mesa
YOU GET. YOUR MONEY'S WORTH ,