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St. Johns is having a healthy substantial growth. Lands are cheap but rapidly increasing in value. Best climate on earth.
ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, OCTOBER 18, 1917 NO. 8 VOLUME 34 M Lloyd Greer of Concho 'was business visitor here yesterday. James Cullen was in from his ranch on the Blanco yesterday and today. Adolf Goesling spent a few days in the city during the week attend ing to business. Attorney J. E. Crosby of, Hol brook is in the city attending to some matters before the superior court. Lorin M. Farr spent a few days with home folks this week. Lorin contemplates farming on a big scale at Hunt next summer. FOR SALE Two horse colts,' 3 years old, will weigh 1509 or more when grown. For more particu lars call or write the St. Johns Herald. Bishop David Love and his son Earl and daughter Le.la were in the city during 'he week. Earl entered the academy for the winter. Among the new students at the academy this week are Earl Love Wilson Wilkins, Effie Hamblin and her brother. 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.. Alex B. Nicoll and his wife and John Holden and wife of Vernon passed through here last Fri day enroute to Salt Lake City, Utah by automobile Mrs. Holden and Mrs. Nicoll are the daughters of Henry L. Marble of Vernon. Ex-sTieriff PeraJta, who is now one of the guards at the state penitentary is at home for a few days visit with his family. Mr, Peralta says that he likes his new job pretty well. His many friends here hope that he will not like it too well and decide to move to that part of state. Assessor J. A. Mineerand Mrs. Mineer are home from the Hot Springs of New Mexico, where Mrs. Mineer has been taking treatment for rheumatism for the past month. Her many friends "here will be pleased to hear that she has returned feeling much better. Judge George H. Crosby, Jr.. Heber Jarvis, Misses Lael Berry and Eva Overson returned Mon day, from a trip to Ramah. N. M. where they labored in the inter est of the Young Men and Young Ladies M. I. A. Barthold Wahl and Joseph 0. Stradling, Sr. were making final proof on their homesteads today before U. S. Commissioner, ('has. ' Jarvis and John H. Udall, Clerk of the superior court. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy the Most Reliable. After many years experience in 1;he 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. Ramah Items. Mr, and Mrs. John A. Crosby have a new baby l?oy at their home. This makes six children three boys and three girls at their home now. The public school here is hav ing another good year. Mr. Pender, the principal last year; and Miss McClellan are the teach ers. Four students from here went to Gallup to attend the high school there this fall. Joy Davis and Joe James have discontinued and returned home. The Carr-Hamblin company's large farm in the upper valley has produced an immense crop this season considering the dry year, 'ihe steam thresher is threshing the grain this week. The crop is estimated at from 3500 to 4000 bushels. F, G. Neilson is over from liluewater spending the week. He says that although the state e lgineer decided against the settlers in their water fight with i.he Bluewater company, the peo ple still believe in the future of j .he place and expect to win their water rights and to build perma nent homes there. On the dry farm ranches south ast fiom here there was but )r rain siorm worthy the name i s summer, yet where the land va:i plowed last year and proper ly put in excellent crops of corn, beans and potatoes were raised, thus John A. Crosby raised a ton )f beans, several wagon loads of otatoes and 400 bushels of corn on his new place with only that much moisture. Ramah products are in the best of demand this year. Consider able hay is being sold on contract at Zuni and the Black Rock school at $30.00 per ton. Oats it start ing out at' three cents with a vig orous demand, and potatoes and garden vegetables bring good prices both from Gallup and from ranchers who come in from all the way to the Salt Lake. J. F. Brinkley and A. J. McKay of Springerville were attending to business at the County seat yesterday. o m 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 perform its func tions naturally. It you are troubled with indigestion give them a trial, get well and stay well. Adv On November 14, 1917 the United States Civil Service Com mission will hold an open compe titive examination for Postmaster as a result of which the position of postmaster at St. Johns will' be filled. The examination will be held at the places listed on the circular announcement, copies of which may be obtained at the post office. This is not an examination under the civil service act and rules, but is held under an Ex ecutive Order of March 31, 1917. Notice. Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 5th, 1917, at the St. Johns Herald office an auction sale will take place, when shares belonging Lo the parties whose names appear below will be sold to satisfy their indebted ness to the St. Johns Irrigation Company: C. P.Anderson $41.30 Mrs. Maud R. Danley 46.65 M. Christensen i 25.95 L. R. Gibbons j:.... 13.85 David Gibbons 4.15 Jacob Hamblin ?. 6.15 H. C. Johnson . 4.55 Allejandro Jaramillo. 2.25 J. A. Mineer 19.55 Harold Morgan 4.65 D. L. McCray :f 3 50, J. R. Overson j. 3,75 Perfecto Pena i 2.50 M. H. Peterson p 49.25 M. P. Peterson L.... 53.50 Isaac Isaacson a.:.... 3.75 Henry Raban K 24.30 Maurice Raban 7.85 W. D. Rencher . 5 05 J. B. Richey ; 8.65 James Shreeve 10.00 David H. Sandin ,.... 4. 25 Manuel Tafolla 29.00 Mrs. W. A. Tenney.;., 7.75 Tithing Office a 9.25 Reamer Ling : 80.25 I or which we will sell his interest in the Dfverson Dam of the St. Irrigation Company's Filling Ditch. . St. Johns Irrigation Co., Henry C. Overson. Secretary and Treasurer. By order of the Board Oct. 9, '17. Fire in Holbrook. At an early hour in the morn ing of October 12th, fire destroy ed the Cosy Cafe at' Holbrook. The milinery shop of Mrs. Scott on the east and the residence of R. C. Smith on the west were saved hy the heroic work . of the bucket brigade. There were fire small fires in two other places, one in the Pastime pool hall, and one in the Warren tailor shop. Snowflake Herald. Why Suffer So? Why suffer rom a bad back, from sharp, shooting twinges, headackes, dizziness and distress ing uninary ills? Globe people recommend Doan's Kidney Pills. Could yon ask for stronger proof of merit? Ji E. McNeil, prop. Globe Rack ett Store, 254 Broad St., Globe, Ariz., says: "I suffered with kid ney trouble for a long time. My back was always aching and when I tried to pick up anything, knife like pains shot through my back." My kidneys acted irregularly and their' weakness caused me a great deal of annoyance. My muscles were lame and stiff, especially across my back and I felt all run down. Knowing Doan's Kidney Pills were highly recommended, I gave them a trial. Doan's help ed me right from the start and it wasn't long before they had com pletely cured me of the trouble. Doan's Kidney Pills cannot be equaled." 60c, at all dealers. Foster-Mil-burn Co., Mfgrs.. Buffalo, N. Y. Judge A. S. Hawkins of Phoe nix is attending court here today. Judge F. W- Perkins is acting for Judge Crosby in the superior court here this week. Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, Apache County, Arizona. St. Johns, Arizona, October 1, 1917. The Board of Supervisors convened on this date at the hour of 9 a. m. There being present Chairman Heber Jarvis, Member John C. Hall, and Clerk Levi S: Udall. Absent, Member W. A. Saunders. Minutes of the previous session held on Sept. 4th, were read and approved. v Out Door Relief for the month of October was ordered paid. The board made some minor changes in the Court House plans and specifications upon the recommendation cf their inspect or, and the proper orders were drawn and given the contractor. The reports of the various county and precinct officers were checked and approved. The report of Joe Burgess County Treas urer arjd Tax Collector showed the following: Balance on hand Septemberlst $ 80,912.97 Receipts for the month of September 797.74 Total Receipts 81,710.71 Less disbursements for September 13,651.47 Balance on hand October 1st 68,059.24 This being the end of the third uuarter of 3917, the board in compliance with law proceeded to verify and count the moneys in the County Treasury, the following is their findings: We the Board of Supervisors and County Attorney of Apache county hereby certify that there should be in the hands of the County Treasurer on September 30, 1917, the sum of $68,059.24, and we further certify that according to actual count of the money made on this date, there is in the hands of the said Treasurer the following amounts: On deposit with the St. Johns State Bank $59,889.68 Interest Coupons on Road Bond Issue (due). 3,129.75 Pn, ) Greenbacks 271.u0 Cashf Silver 55 Cashiers check on the Stockmens State Bank 2.820.44 Cash items as follows: Out Door Relief certificates 130.50 Jurors certificates 490.00 Clerk B of Sup. road vouchers.. 1.346.31 Total 68,078.23 Less outstanding Treasurers checks 19.00 True Balance on hand ' 68,059.23 In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands this the 1st day of October, 1917. f Heber Jarvis, Chairman " - - John G. Hall, Member.,,. , A. S. Gibbons, Dep. County Attorney. Mrs. Henry Butler appeared before the Board in the matter of her 1917 taxes, but no action for relief on th i matter was taken pending the payment of the taxes; at which time the board agreed to consider the matte r of a refund to cover eroneous assessment. The following claims were approved and warrants ordered issued from the Court House Bond Fund: Jos! S. Jarvis, freight & R.R. charges on 2 vault doors for Court House $ 56.40 N. P. Olson Construction Co., payment on contract 5907.50 Pauly Jail Building Co., freight ch'gs on jail equipment 119.53 H . C. Overson, inspector for September 40.00 ROAD FUND: A & B Schuster Co., assng. road lumber Danley & Greer $ 98.42 The Observer, printing bianks road account . 19.00 G. Becker, salary as Co. Engineer Aug. & Sept. - 116.60 Frank Lyen, road labor . ' . 11.00 Orson Plumb, road labor . ' . 16.50 W. D. Rencher, making road maps 16.10 M. Christensen, repairing road tools 2.80 W. W. Sherwood, road labor 24.00 U. S. Dept. of Agr , Forest service. County's portion of survey Clifton-Spr. road ' 400.00 M. C. Morgan, dragging road 31.00 E. I. Whiting, lumber for culyerts ' 40.49 Becker Merc. Co., road supplies 32715 J. L. Danley, right of way through T. 11 N. R. 27 E. 450.00 Joe Burgess, Clerk of B. of S- road vouchers 1346.31 J. T. Berry, road labor 33. 00 Crover C. Udall's foreman Pay Roll for September in the sum of $232.50 was approved. The following State Road tax claim was approved: Lorin M. Farr, pay roll Sept. 1st half 70.00 Claim and warrants of J. W. Brown, County School Supt. was signed and approved as follows, and the same ordered paid from the General School Fund: Salary for September $125.00 Expenses visiting schools and office expense 77.50 Pay Roll demand for the salaries of county officers for the first half month of September was allowed and ordered paid from the Salary Fund in the sum of $1011.22, and warrants No's 356 to 372 were issued in payment thereof. Pay Roll demand for the salaries of county officers for the last half month of September and for Precinct officers for the month of September was allowed and ordered paid from the salary fund, in the sum of $1289.31 and warrants No's. 373 to 402 were issued in payment thereof. The following claim was rejected by the Board: W. H. Gibbons loss of horse due to falling from Co. bridge $150.00 The following claims were approved and warrants ordered issued from the Expense Fund: A & B Schuster Co, mattresses for jail $ 15 00 M. Dannenbaum, Observer Sept. printing contract 37 50 (continued on page three)