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St. Johns is having a healthy substantial growth. Lands are cheap .but rapidly increasing in value. Best climate on earth.
VOLUME 34 ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, OCTOBER 11, 1917 NO. 7 A lot of patriotic gents Are selling milk at 14 cents. E. Dawson, proprietor of the new pool hall has just installed two new tables in his hall . Chas. 'Gardiner of Lakeside is in the city and working at the court house cutting stone. FOR SALE Two horse"colts, 3 years old, will weigh 1500 or moro when grown. For more particu lars call or write the St. il Johns Herald. The Old Trails Auto Transfer company are now running their big CMC truck daily between St. Johns and Holbrook in addi tion to the mail cars. Fred RotKlisberger has resign ed his position as water overseer with the St. Johns Irrigation Co. and has accepted a position with the Nebo Electric Light & Power Company. WANTED One Sub-Agent in each leading Arizona town to sell the best all round, low priced auto on the market. Attractive Proposition to right party; Ad dress, Metz Agency, Crown King, Arizona. Hon. F. T. Colter spent several days here this week attending to business matters. He was on a retui n trip from Phoenix, where he had been attending to some land matters. Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Peterson areHnltTITa1"City, Utah, Avhere they went to attend the L. D. S. conference. They will remain for a couple of months and work in' the temple. L. R Gibbons, superintendent of the Arizona Co-operative Mer cantile Institution has been in the city for several days this week attending to business pertaining to the branch here. He returned to Holbrook Wednesday. NOTICE Anyone desiring to haul about 12 cords of long wood for Apache County, please confer with Levi S. Udall at the Board of Supervisors office. The price offered is $3.50 per cord. Want delivery at once. (Signed) Levi S. Udall, Clerk. Joseph 0. Stradling, Jr., wife and babies arrived in the city last Sunday from Bluewater, N. M. Mrs. Stradling remained here and J. 0. went back to finish his con tract of burning lime which will take him about a month then he will return to St. Johns to make his home. Former State Engineer, Lamar Cobb spent several days here this week looking into matters per taining to the Lyman Reservoir proposition and from reports we are informed that he was well pleased with the project and thinks that there will be no doubt as to the loan, which the company is wanting. Mrs. J. Fred Johnson and baby Elvira arrived in the city last Fri day from Denver where they have spent the past two months at tending at the bedside of Miss Ruby, who has been very ill. We are glad to state that she is im proving nicely and is able to bej about once more and in a short time will be able to resume her studies in school with her sister Ida. Ruby was operated upon for appendicitis. Carl Davis is now "carving" meat at the City Meat Market. Mrs. Adolf Goesli ng is in from their ranch spending a few days in our city, Fred Neilson of Richville has been spending a few days in the city yisiting and attending to business. The friends of Mr. John B. Jolly, who has been very ill, will be pleased to learn that he is im proving. Bernard Whiting, son of Mr and, Mrs. Charles Whiting, of Columbus, N. M., is at Vernon, where he will make his home. Dr. Bouldin and W. P. Love tried their luck hunting last week and weresuccessful in killing a large horned deer of which they are justly proud. Mr. Turner, second lieutenant in the U. S. army from the train ing camp in California, passed through our city yesterday en route to Fort Riley, Kansas. Chas. Wright made a flying trip from Holbrook to St, Johns yesterday in his Ford, to l ave a short visist with his family. He drove the 68 miles in 2 hours and 50 minutes. A. E. Thurber has been at Ver non for the past ten days gather ing his crop of corn and beans which he says are very good. This is.theiirstjie iias raised on his homestead. Heber Jarvis informs us that he received a telegram from Su pervisor W. A. Saunders on the 8th inst. stating that he would be home in about two weeks. He has resigned his position on ac count of a bad arm. ' A. E. Johnson's reproduction of Marguerite Clark in Miss George Washington, at the Apa che Theater last Tuesday night was fine indeed and the character kept the house in a continuous convulsion of laughter. The piece was exceptionally good, and was put on again last night. Quince Marquess left Wednes day.for north Arkansas, down in the country where the big red apples grow. Mr. Marquess owns a farm near the line between Ar kansas and Oklahoma, while his home is in Arkansas he gets his 'mail in Oklahoma. J. A. Mar quess, his brother was in from the ranch at Salado to see him off. Mrs. Caroline Jones and her sons, Hyrum and Thomas, left Tuesday morning early for Thatcher, to attend at the bed side of another brother and son, David, who is very ill with ty phoid. At Whiteriver they were joined by Henry Jones, another son. David has been ill for some time and Mond sy word was re ceived that he was worse. Sour Stomach. Eat slowly, masticate your food thoroughly, abstain from meat for a few days nd in most cases the sour stomach will disappear. If it does not, take one of Cham berlain's Tablets immediately af ter supper. Red meats are most likely to cause sour stomachs and you may find it best to cut them out. Adv. btate Wi.i Lend Money. M. P. Peterson has returned from Phoenix where he went with Judge D. J . Thomas, cashier of the Merchant and Stockgrowers Bank of Holbrook, to see about obtaining a loan from the state for the purpose oi Lnishing the Lyman reservoir ana ditches. Messrs. Peterson and Thomas spent one day at the capital city and were in consultation for sev eral hours with he state land board and commissioners. Lamar Cobb, formerly state en gineer was sent io bt. Johns to loo over the project and to as certain whether the estimates made on the project are correct, according to estimate made by engineer Hinderlider. We are informed that Mr. Cobb found all as represented and the estimates correct and we now have assurance that the money will be forthcoming at once. This loan means much to the Lyman Company, to St. Johns and Apache County, and will also add greatly to the wealth of our state. There is some of the fin est lands of the state under this project. Th farmers of St. Johns have been hard hit by the numerous streaks of hard luck that have befallen them, but they are jubilant now because they think they can see daylight. Let us all hope with them and put our shoulder to the wheel and push along. Mrs. Smith Recommends Cham berlain's Tablets. "I have had more or loss stom ach trouble for eight or ten years" writes Mrs. G. H. Smith, Brew erton. N. J. "When suffering from attacks of indigestion and heaviness after eating, one or two of Chamberlain's Tablets have al ways relieved me. I have also found them a pleasant laxative." These tablets tone up the stomach and enable it to pprform its func tions naturally. If you are troubled with indigestion - give them a trial, get well and stay well. Adv Bought J;hat Liberty Loan yet? Some people are too busy to do anything ever notice it. The time is short. Better buy that Liberty Loan buy it NOW. The proceedings of the board of supervisors will appear in our next issue, having come in too late for this issue. We are informed that on No vember 10th the taxpayers in the Snowflake school district will vote on bonding that district for $25, 000 to build and furnish a new school house. Thos. R. Greer was in the city Saturday, accompanied by Virgil Denham, who remained over Sunday. There seems to be some attraction here for Mr. Denham who is a frequent visitor to our city. Last week, Wilford Overson, son of David Overson, of this city, brought us a sample of corn which he raised on his father's lot here in St. John's. The corn was raised without cultivation or irrigation, and measured 12 feet in height and the ears were 7 feet from the ground. This speaks well of the soil and climate of St. Johns, and shows what could be done in the farming line with or dinary cultivation. New Railroad Will Tap Great Coal Belt. Tapping the second largest coal producing district in Arizona and opening what will he the first pro ducing coal mines m the state, a railroad is now under construction from Holbrook to Guffs Cienega in the White Mountains. "A construction gang with 200 mules is now at work on the road bed of this railroad," said C. M. Zander, member of the state tax commission, yesterday. Mr. Zan der has just returned from an ex tended trip in the northern part of the state. 'The road is to be a standard guage, said Mr. zander, ana is generally supposed to be built by the McGaff ey Lumber compa ny, lney expect to complete tne road by this time next year when it will be ready to take out mil lions of feet of lumber yearly. 'Arizona has the largest un broken timber belt in the United States, and this road will tap the finest part of that belt in the White Mountains, and under gov ernment regulation will never he come exhausted. There is now being sawed by five big mills at Flagstaff and Williams fifty mil lion feet annually. The govern ment experts estimate that there is enough timber in that belt in this state to saw two hundred million feet of lumber annually perpetually, and this road now under construction will make it possible to reach that maximum. It also develops one of the finest dry farming belts in the state. "Just north of Holbrook they have a real oil excitement," add ed Mr. Zander. "The district there has been passed upon by sare enough geologists who con sider the district warrants the ex penditure of money sufficient to go down 5000 feet. A company is now being formed which is be lieved to be strong enough finan cially to undertake that develop ment. "Holbrook is growing rapidly. At St. Johns progress is being made in reconstructing the Ly man dam. Land under this res ervoir will be in cultivation next year at which time St. Johns will begin its long-deferred develop ment and growth. "At St. Johns, Apache county is erecting a little gem of a court house on a hill overlooking the town. It is being built of white . sandstone obtained a short dis tance away and from lumber saw ed in the White mountains twen ty-five miles away and delivered at the court house at $27 a thous and feet. The building is going up in the most substantial and economical manner under the able watchfulness of the board of su pervisors. "At Springer ville, Mr. Becker, who keeps record of all motor cars passing through there; al ready has recorded for this year 2000 cars He has repeatedly re quested the city1 of Phoenix to became actiye in the construction of the automobile road from the Fort Apache reservation to Globe in order that travel could go by way of the Roosevelt dam and Phoenix. He has become very discouraged in the hope that Phoenix would do anything. He states that nearly all these cars would come over the White moun tains to Phoenix if they could get through. This travel is increas ing rapidly, as each year shows from 20 to 30 per cent increase over the preceeding year. Being all transcontinental cars, if di verted to Phoenix this travel would mean a large expenditure in the Salt River valley to say nothing of other, advantages to be mentioned. Arizona Republican. Mormons Devote Tithing Funds to New Liberty Loan. . The Mormon church today an nounced that $250,000 of the tith ing funds of the organization would be used to purchase liberty loan bonds. This is the first time in the history of the Mormoa church that the tithe funds have eyer been diverted for purposes outside the church. Twelve thousand Latter Day Saints raised their right hands in the tabernacle this afternoon when the announcement was made and approved the action oi heads of the church. At the morning session of the confer ence, Presiding Bishop, C. W. Nibley gave effective promotion to the liberty bond campaign when he said: "Dcn't let your husbands sep arate themselves from their money for something they know nothing about. If you have any surplus money, and many of you will have it in these times of prosperity, buy a liberty bond. On that you cannot lose. It is good for all time." Bishop Nibley had.himself pre viously subscribed $100,000. Arizona Republican. Dr. J. Gibbons Takes Bii Ari- zona Practice. Dr. Junius Gibbons, local den tist, returned from Phoenix this morning and makes the announce ment to the people of Needles that he will remove his offices to the Arizona capital the 16th of this month. Any dental work he has done which needs adjusting will be taken care of if his pat rons will call at his office during the coming week. Dr. Gibbons will occupy the of fice and continue the practice of Dr. H. H. Braxton, president of the Arizona state dental examin ers, he having been called into the medical service of the United gtates army While in Phoenix Dr. Gibbons also tdok his written examinations for dental surgeon of the army. --Needles Nugget. Dr. Gibbons is one of Apache county's young men and a son of Mr. and Mrs . Wm. H. Gibbons of this city. His many friends in St. Johns are pleased to hear of his success and it speaks well of his ability as a dentist. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy the Most Reliable. After many years experience in the use of it and other medi cines, there are many who prefer Chamberlain's to any other. Mrs. A. C. Kirstein, Greenville, Ills., writes, "Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has been used in my mother's home and mine for years, and we always found it a quick cure for colds and bronchial trou bles. We find it to be the most reliable cough medicine we have used," Avd.