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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 Bpaa i iiimimi in ii ii i in 1 1 LOCAL MENTION Are you going to the girls dance tomorrow night. Wm. Lytle of Eagar was here Monday. Mrs. Wm. Davie gave birth to tig boy this a. m. A. L. Truax, a cattleman of Hunt spent Monday here. Mrs. .Hyrum Lee of Nutrioso is here visiting with sister Nell Harris. Judge A. B. Candelaria and Tomas Perez were over from Con fiho and spent a day with friends. Harry Colter accompanied by others drove in from Springer yille and back Tuesday. Miss Annie Lamb is in the city visiting with her sister, Mrs. Joseph 0. Stradling, Jr. Tom. and Nat Greer two of the boys from Hunt are in the city looking after their business inter ests. James Shreeve has returned home after spending several weeks in the upper settlements digging spuds. Attorney Fred W. Nelson left "Monday for Phoenix to attend to sdme'matters of business in the Capital city. Adolf Schuster was.-in. the city thh week attending to matters of tftfeine'ss connected with the A. &B.. Schuster Company store. The Gibbons brothers are very busy these days hauling chopped wood for our townsmen. Wood is,pringing a good price $5. per cord. W. W. Sherwood one of Hunt's p osper jus farmers and cattlemen was here on b- si 'ess Mon day. He was accompanied by his wife. Bennie Pearson who has been sojourning in and about St. Johns for the past week or so left Mon day to join his father in Los Angeles, California. Miss Erma Maxwell of Eagar daughter of Mr. and Mrs Chas. Maxwell enrolled Monday as a student in the academy. The school steadily grows. Bishop Wm. D. Rancher has a cane mill running at his home and is making some good old fashioned sorghum. It brings to our remembrance doings of our lrid days. Dionicio Duran is spending a few days in town. Dionicio is suffering with a serious attack of xheumatism, but is in hopes that he will soon be able to resume his liis duties at the ranch. Some two weeks ago Martin Jensen was hauling hay out of the St. Johns field and had just finished loading, he struck match to light a cigarette, which broke off and landed on the load of hay, the fire spread rapidly and hav and wagon was de- troyed. A commercial Law Class is be ing conducted at the academy Tuesday and Thursday evening of each week under the able man agementof Geo. H. Cro by. Al are invited to come and take part iin the classes this winter. The Dric'e 'charge for admission is $3.00 a ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, J, H. Greer and wife of Hunt were attending to business at the County seat for a few days this week. Emmett Waite U. S. mail driv er, plying daily between St. Johns and Holbrook, has been confined to his home for a few days with a bad attack of the grippe. Ermenio Garcia one of Apache county's thriving cattlemen was in from his ranch on the Zuni this week. He says the cattle are looking well. Henry Barrett and Wm . Harris have been holding down the Apa che garage while the proprietor, Elmer Mineer has been in the mountains trying to find a deer. Elmer has not reported his luck. Two souls with but a single thought" were made happy last Monday morning at the Catholic church when Father Derichemont united in marriage Miss Pilar Chavez and Juan Griego, both of El Tule. Judge and Mrs. George H Crosby started for Eagar last Saturday but after getting out on the road a few miles their car went bad and the Judge was forced to postpone the trip until some future time. L. C. Updike and wife accamA panied by his mother and sister, Mrs. Hall arrived in the city last week from Holbrook. After re maining over aunday Mrs. Up dike returned to Holbrook to join her husband, who is running a short order wagon there. A great many of our town peo ple went to Holbrook Tuesday to be present at the-. Red Cross dance Tuesday night for the benefit of the soldier boys. From reports we are informed that the dance was a decided success and a that a good sum of money was raised. San Rafael Day was celebrated at Concho in the usual manner by the Spanish-American people. Tuesday Vespers was held under the direction of Father Deriche montand Wednesday the usual celebration was had. Many peo ple from St. Johns and Springer- ville were present to take part in making the day a success. John Greer, one of Uncle Sam's drafted men, who has been given a little time in which to arrange his business, contemplates travel line- considerable between now and the time that he has to leave for service. Tuesday morning accompanied bv his wife and mother-in-law, Mrs. J. H. Heap, left for Ramah, N. M. for a few davs visit. John has sold his ranch at Vernon to his father, J. H. Greer. At the academy last Sunday afternoon Song Services was held at which time and place a very beautiful musical program was rendered, under the direction of Prof. J. Alfred Anderson, consist ing of Solos, Instrumental music and concert singing by the choir df 70 voices. Wm. S. Hamblin delivered a short spicy speech, which was timely and interesting. The afternoon passed pleasantly. Much credit is due Prof. Ander son for the able manner in which he conducted the program. A great deal of praise is due the academy students who were the participants in the many parts. Thos. Irwin and wife were in town Monday and Tuesday to see the doctor,- but the doctors were all absent. John P. Rothlisberger of Eagar was here Monday with a load of flour made at his mill. Mr. Chas. Jarvis has it for sale at $6. 50 cwt Sheriff E. W- Grimes spent the better part of last week in the upper country on official busi ness. Mrs. Owen Gibbons has return ed from Springerville where she has spent the past ten days visiting-friends. Walter McClaws came up from Holbrook Tuesday and returned the same evening. He was driv ing his bigHayries. Dr. and Mrs. Brown returned Monday from Gldbe, where they enjoy a short visit with John T. Brown and family. Dr. Bouldin left Monday for the southern part of the state to take the examination for an army surgeon. Matt Morgan a prominent young farmer of Hunt was attending to business here Monday and Tuesday. Tom Tucker of the Tucker- Church Cattle company was a business visitor here Tuesday. He says; that this, range is. rather poor for winter. Mrs. Hartley Greenwood re turned Monday to her home in Eagar after a pleasant visit with her mother, Mrs. Julia Greer. Thos. Jones has returned from Thatcher where he has been for the past few weeks with David; his brother, who has been very ill with typhoid. Tom says David is improving rapidly. Judge Crosby has been called to Mohave county for next week to try some cases in which Judge Ellis is disaualified. He will be gone the greater part of the week. Conference of the St. Johns State will be held here on the 3rd and 4th of November. Word has been received that Elder O. F, Whitney of the Quorum of the Twelve and Oscar A. Kirkham of Y. M. M. I. A. will be in attend ance. Suuervisor W. A. Saunder re turned from Fort Leon Springs. Texas last Saturday, where has been training for an officer in the U. S. army. On account of ill health he was forced to resign his position and return home. St. Johns has had ten days of the curfew order and every night at ten the academy bell has been runer. The countv ofheers are preparing to purchase a specia curfew bell that will be keDt at the home of the probation officer. The result are entirely satis factory up to date. Misses Dell and Nell Harris last spring took it upon them selves to try and produce some thing and decided upon raising a crop of potatoes. They went to Nutrioso and planted two-thirds of an acre. Last week the crop was harvested and they found they had raised 4500 pounds of nice marketable potatoes. This is an example of what one can do if they have pluck enough to try. OCTOBER 25, 1917 The public- will kindly leave the water in the City ditch alone as there is only enough for stock purposes. L. C. Updike says he is Fair commissioner and is anxiously awaiting your pleasure. Call on or write him about your exhibits. Last Friday the academy facul ty and students took a hike to the cedars south of town and enjoyed a pleasant evening around the camp fire telling stories and sing ing songs afterwards returned to the academy and enjoyed dancing until 11:30 p. m. Word has been received that a son Mr. Peterson of Pinetop who was at Camp Funston, died there recently from complications of being vaccinated. It is also reported that Matt Stewart is ill and that Delia C. Penrod is not xepected to live. We are hoping that the reports are not true. Macedonio O. Chavez was ap prehended in Springerville Mon day with liquor on his person. On Wednesday he pleaded guilty to the charge in the superior court and Judge Crosby fined him $150. and gave him a suspended jail sentence of one year. Tuesday evening St Johns had a patriotic bonfire arranged by Joy B. Patterson and helpers on the. hill south of town with an address in English by Judge Crosby and in Spanish by Court Reporter Creg. Garcia. Yester day the local business houses were closed and the business men of town were assisting in a liberty- bond drive with W. P. Love and Abel Ortega of the local bankers on tho lead. All the results are not in yet, but St Johns, with the rest of Apache county is do ing its share to raise money for the nation in its need. Paul Geary, State Tax Commis- . . ii i sioner, and pretty wen Known all over the state of Arizona and especially in Navajo and Apache counties was up in the mountains last week enjoying a few days hunting. Wednesday morning he arose rather early and shortly afterwards left for the tall pines no doubt having in his mind, de termined to bag some big game before returning to camp. He remained out out all night having lost his wav and his comrades who were in camp became alarm ed and hastily sent word to the nearest telephone for help to sparp.h forthe missincrman. The search was taken up but without success, but along about sundown the next evening Mr. Geary strolled into camp none the worst for wear, with the exception of being rather hungry. Convention Notice. The annual convention of the Young People association of the St. Johns stake will be held in connection with the conference November 3rd and 4th. There will be officers meetings at 4:15 and 7:30 on Saturday and 9 a. m. Sunday and a general public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Oscar A. Kirkham of the Y. M. M. I. A. board will be in attend ance. The Y. L. M. I. A. visitor is not yet announced, George H. Crosby Jr. Supt. Y. M. M. I. A Margaret J. Overson, Supt Y. L. M. I. A. Concerning the, Liberty Load. Second From the Liberty Loan State Central Committee, Phoenix, Arizona. There is now offered to the American people a new issue of $3,000,000,000 of bonds, known as the Second Liberty Loan, for purpose of providing the sinews of war. The Second Liberty Loan bonds bear 4 interest. You are asked to lend your money, upon the soundest security in the world for a period of ten to twenty-five years. Your interest will be paid twice a year, November 15th and May 15th. No tax as long as you live on any purchase not above $5,000. Buyers of the first Liberty Bonds began to draw interest on June 15th. Your bonds have not been de livered because the Government felt that you would wish a 4 bond, for unless your income is over $100,000 per year, the new fours are a more desirable invest ment than the3J bonds of-the first issue. In. order to save money the Government stopped printing the 3J bonds. If you are absolutely sure you want a 3& bond and not a 4, ryomnanrwilF "get it for yon. The 4- for which you exchange the old 3h will be delivered November 15th at no expense for exchange, and without loss of in terest. The new 4 bonds in amounts from $50 to $1000 will be delivered October 15th. Your bank will allow you to buy bonds of small denominations up on the installment basis; 10 down and 10 per month until paid for. The banks will buy and hold these bonds for you until paid for at 4 interest on unpaid balance. This is the amount of interest you are getting paid. We fight for peace for just and lasting peace. To secure these ends we appeal to every man and woman who re sides upon the free soil of Ameri ca to buy a Liberty Bond. Miss Acosta Injured in Duke City Henry Acosta, job man at the Independent office spent over Sunday in Albuquerque, N. M. and was accompanied home Mon day by his wife and daughters who were visiting relatives there during Patriotic week. -While down on the thoroughfare on Saturday their second oldest daughter, Miss Tana, had the misfortune to get struck with an auto while crossing the street and was rendered unconsicous for two hours, but with immediate medical attention, she is at this time almost recovered from the accident. The little Miss was trying to overtake her oldest sis ter who had just crossed the street, and did not see the ap proaching auto. The auto struck her on the head, making a big bruise. Miss Tana is four ani one-half years of age, Gallup Independent. October 22, Bob Fitzs?mmons died at Chicago of double (Lobar) pneumonia. Facts