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Vol. 9. No. 43.
HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1918. G. M. BRAXTON, Proprietor. WEEKLY GRIST OF EVENTS That Have Been Noted by The News' Staff for the Edification Of Its Readers. Really Worth a Perusal. Accepts Lucrative Position Lew H. Mickey, who resigned his position of state livestock inspector for Navajo county last wees, has accepted a position as inspector for the United Cattle Loan Co. of Phoenix, and will begin his duties March 1. His headquarters will be in Phoenix and he will move to that city about the tenth of March. While Mr. Mickey's headquar ters will be in Phoenix, he will visit all parts of the state in the line of duty. His work will be to inspect tht cattle upon which his company has applications for loans, and to report upon the condition of the cattle and range. The position is a lucrative one and in it there will be splendid opportunity for advancement. Mr. Mickey is a man of ster ling character and pleasing per sonality; he is thoroughly fami liar with the stock business and his many friends are confident that he will make good in his new position. A Dangerous Practice J. M. Lee, local agent for the Santa Fe railroad company, has called our attention to the dan ger of death or serious injury to persons who crawl under, or climb over freight trains stand ing on the tracks in Holbrook. This practice is followed more by children going and coming from school and it is one that should be emphatically discour aged by all the parents. To go under or over a train, which may start at any moment, is an exceedingly hazardous un dertaking for a man; for a child to do it is to take a greater risk than soldiers in French trenches take in a hot battle. Parents should explain the danger to their children and should use their efforts to prevent them from crawling under or over trains. The railroad officials keep the crossing at the station clear as well as they can and it is only a short walk from either end of the road to this crossing. Far better to take this walk than to take a chance of being killed or maimed by crawling under a train. Interesting Letter from Santos Ortega The editor of the News is in receipt of a letter from Santos Ortega, who enlisted in the U. S. navy shortly after war was declared with Germany. The letter bears the date of . Feb. 4, and was written aboard the U. S. S. Yacona, while in New York harbor. The following excerpts from the letter will prove of interest to the many friends of young Ortega in Hol brook: "1 am writing you a few lines to give you an idea of what life is in the navy. This ship has just got back from France. We are in the Brooklyn Navy yard. This is a 8. P. boat (submarine patrol). They use it as a convoy. I expect you heard of the eighteen transports that have just made a voyage to France with soldiers and supplies for the allies. In the whole voyage we never even sighted a sub marine. We had a great num ber of ships we used as convoys destroyers, sub-chasers, cruisers and even a few fast converted yachts. The transports are very large, the Vaterland being the largest. It carries 15.000 troops, besides 1600 crew. I wasn't on the Va terland, but I traveled beside it. We have on this ship four cooks, two one day and two another. We don't work every day. I am making eood progress as a cook; have been rated first class ship's cook. I will tell my friends if they want to get an education and see the world, the way is to enlist in the navy. You will see how beautiful this world is. The life of a sailor is very wonderful I traveled all over Brest and found many things to interest me. I would urge all my friends to enlist, and enlist now before the war ends. The United States needs you. It took us ten days to come back, but we are going over again in a few days. I will write you when I get back. Sure would like to get the paper. Santos Ortega, U. S. S. Yacona New York, N. Y. care of Postmaster. Kentucky Attorney Will Locate Here The News is in receipt of a letter from J. K. P. Turner, an attorney at law residing in Ha zard, Ky., stating that he will locate in Holbrook in the near future. Mr. Turner visited Hol brook last fall and was greatly impressed with the prospects for growth of the town- and sur rounding country. Since his visit here he has been reading the News and has decided to be come a resident of the town as soon as he can make the move. Judge Thomas Ap pointed Chairman Judge D. J. Thomas, cashier of the Merchants & Stockgrow ers bank of Holbrook, has been appointed chairman for Navajo county for the sale of U. S. Treasury certificates, and also for the third Liberty loan, which the government expects to float in the near future. Chairman Thomas has called to his aid in this campaign Geo. H. Keyes Jr.. cashier of the Bank of Winslow, R. C. Kaufman, cashier of the Arizona State bank, L. M. Rey nolds, president of the Holbrook State bank, and Jos. W. Smith, cashier of the Bank of Northern Arizona. Casteel-Mensch Nuptials Concerning the wedding of Miss Evelyn Mary Casteel, dau ghter of Mrs. M. A. Purcell, pro prietor of the Hotel Holbrook, which occurred in Kingman Feb ruary 6, the Mineral Wealth of that town published the follow ing. "A wedding of much interest to their many friends was that of Miss Evelyn Mary Casteel, daughter of Mrs. Purcell of Hol brook, to Mr. Bryan S. Mensch, son of Mrs. W. A. Mensch of San Diego. The wedding took place at the home of the groom's brother, Mr. G. A. Mensch, at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening the ceremony being performed by Rev. Edward Albouy. There were no attendants, and the guests were limited to relatives and intimate friends. A delicious wedding luncheon was served by Mrs. G. A. Mensch. The bride is an attractive blonde with a charming person ality. She has attended several boarding schools, the Northern Arizona State Normal, and was this year attending the Mohave county High School taking com mercial subjects. The groom is a very likeable young man and has a host oí friends. He graduated from Hollywood High School in Cali fornia. He is now running the County Garage. Mr. and Mrs. Mensch are liv ing in the Anderson Apartments." School Notes Holbrook Schools were closed Wednesday morning, en account of smallpox in town, by order of the State Board of Health. Dr. Sampson, accompanied by Pro fessor Dolman, has made a care ful investigation of all repotted and suspected cases but up to date of writing no cases of smallpox have been discovered amone the school children of the district. The closing of schools gives the teachers an apportunity to complete the work of assisting the Local Draft Board of Hol brook which was somewhat de layed on account of the non-ar- rial of card indices. Thursday was to have been observed, bv the Governor's pro clamation, for the sale of thrift stamps but this activity must be postponed with all others. Judge Thomas is the Local Chairman. The Flag Committee for the week consists of Arley Peterson and Ed. Woods. Semi-Monthly Patriotic Parties On last Monday afternoon the twice a month parties were held at the home of Mesdames Wm. Lee, Bundy and Farrell, and a very pleasant afternoon was spent by those attending. Mrs. Bazell reports from her division the collection was excellent, be ing $10.30 for the afternoon. This is the largest amount re ceived at any one meeting. St. Joseph Quarantined Because of a case of malignant diptheria in the family of Jno S. Westover in St. Joseph, that town was placed under quaran tine Tuesday by the sheriff's of fice, in compliance with instruc tions from Dr. G. P. Sampson, acting county health officer. The quarantine prevents people from leaving the town during the per iod it is in force. Within the past few weeks there have been two deaths from this disease, which were wrong ly diagnosed as croup. Councilman C. P. Cooley re turned last Sunday morning from Los Angeles, where he had been visiting his family for six weeks. Mrs. Cooley is in good health, and her son Fred, for the benefit of whose health they are staying in Los Angeles, is im proving. Red Cross Knitting Notes As the shipment made this week, we understand, is the last that will go to the soldies in France for this winter, an un usual amount of interest and activity have been displayed by the ladies in an endeavor to have a large number of sweaters turn ed in, with splendid results. The following sweaters have been completed and sent: Mrs. P. T. Coleman 1; Mrs. R. C. Smith 1; Mrs. Flanigan 1; Mrs. W. E Lee 1; Mrs. Jordan 1; Mrs. Close 1: Mrs. Brough 1; Mrs. Jones 1; Miss Lola Rencher 2; Miss Loa Cross 1; Mrs. Cross 1; Mrs. Divelbess 1; Dr. Inez Smith 1; Mrs. Delman McLaws 1; Miss Minnie Wallace 1; Mrs. George W. Hennessey 1; Mrs. Fay Flani gan helmet 1. The Supt. of knitting, Mrs. Garrison, is expecting some more yarn in a very few days, and will be glad to have same taken out promptly by the ladies. Senator Fred T. Colter of Apache county was in Holbrook last Saturday evening, en route to Nogales to attend the stock -mens convention which will be in session there during the last three days of this week. W. A. Saunders, county super visor of Apache county, spent several days in Holbrook this week, having been called here by the serious illaess of his nephew, Harry Saunders. Daisy, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Divelbess, is conva lescing from a severe illness of pneumonia. The services of skilled physicians and two train ed nurses were successful in bringing the young Miss through the crisis. Mrs. D. J. Thomas left here last Sunday morning for Tucson to attend the grand lodge, O. E. S., as delegate from the local chapter of the order. She spent Sunday with her daughter Ra chel in Flagstaff, resuming her journey to Tucson that night. George Etoch has sold the Navajo restaurant to F. Counts, an experienced restaurant man who had been employed in the J. F. Woods place for some time. The new owner took pos session last Saturday evening. Mr. Etoch has not yet decided as to his future occupation. Judge Sidney Sapp and L. C. Henning left Holbrook last Sun day to attend the annual meet ing of the grand lodge of Masons, which convened in Tucson Mon day. Mrs. Henning and daugh ter Billy accompanied Mr. Hen ning as far as Phoenix, where they will viBit friends for a few days. D. Y. Ayon and bride arrived in Holbrook Tuesday from St. Johns, where they were married Monday, and for the present will make their home in Mr. Ayons rooms north of the court house. Later they will occupy the C. R. Kelly home recently purchased by Mr. Ayon. R. S. Teeple, clerk of the board of supervisors, received a letter Tuesday from Omaha Structural Steel Bridge Co., stating that the company would have men and tools in Winslow within ten days and that the bridge over the Colorado river at that place would be complet ed before there is any danger of floods interfering. Thomas McCauley formerly business manager of the Chlo ride Herald, now defunct, spent last Sunday in Holbrook looking over the oil situation. In the evening he left for Casper, Wyoming, where his brother is engaged in the newspaper busi ness. Mr. McCauley was great ly impressed with the oil boom in this section. The Meschants & Stockgrow ers bank this week purchased from N. S. Bly of Winslow the business property occupied by the A. Warren tailor shop. The property consists of a corner lot 25X100 feet, improved with a frame building. The considera tion was $1800, cash. When oil is developed in this district this will be the most desirable busi ness location in town, the retail business center will then moye to the north side of the railroad. Attest: Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Navajo County, State of Arizona. Clerk, Board of Supervisors. The reports of the following officers were audited, checked with Treasurer's receipts and approved: Collections Pauline Woods, Recorder, for December Lloyd C. Henning. Clerk of Court R. L. Newman, Sheriff, License Tax Fay L Gardner, Assessor, Geo. P. Sampson, J. P. Winslow A. M. Boyer. J. P. Holbrook N. A. Peterson J. P. Pinedale The report of the County Treasurer for the month of Janu ary was audited and approved, showing collections of $2,291.94 and disbursements of $15,769.05. with balance on hand of $189,- 438.74. The following claims were audited, approved and ordered Fees 192.15 Fees 229.65 Fines ' 100.00 155.00 Fees 14.00 Refund expense 100.00 No collections Fees 5.25 No. collections Fees .25 paid: Dem 67 68 69 70 71 72 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 Expense Fund Wrt. 58 C. W. Harp, Sheriff's expense 68.59 59 Mrs. C. W. Harp, meals for indigent child 23.25 59 Mrs, C. W. Harp, meals for prisoners 127.20 60 John A. Freeman, traveling expense 11.00 61 C. E. Owens, traveling expense 14.00 62 R. C. Cresweil, traveling expense 21.95 63 R. L. Newman, trav. expense, for Shenff&Dep's, 119.21 64 C. V. Foresman, plumbing repairs 13.60 65 W. H. Burbage, account of abstract books 40.00 66 Mrs. E. G. Clark, steno services County Attorney, 21.20 67 Julia M. Braam, services of Court Reporter 40.00 68 G. M. Braxton, printed supplies 226.20 68 G. M. Braxton, publishing 30.28 69 J. W. Richards, cash orders and jury certificates 107.50 70 Joe E. Lopez, interpreter, Superior Court 5.00 71 West Pub. Company. Law Books 30.75 72 U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty Co. Premium on Bond, 5.00 73 A. & B. Schuster Co. Supplies for jail 18.40 74 W. W. Freeman, clerk School bond election 3.00 75 A. T. & S. F. Railway water rent 8.00 76 Western Union Tel. Co. Telegrams 23.22 77 J. H. Frost, surveying and maps for Assessor 15.00 78 Heber Frost, Surveying for assessor 3.00 79 Wesley Palmer, " " " 3.00 80 University of Ariz. , appropriation for farm advisor 112.00 81 One Dip Pen Co. supplies 2.35 Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Navajo County, Arizona. Holbrook, Arizona, February 4. 1918 Pursuant to law, the Board of Supervisors met in regular session this day. There were present R. C. Cresweil, Chairman, John A. Freeman, Member, and C. E. Owens, Member together with R, S. Teeple. Clerk. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and ap proved as read. The bond of W. E. Shumway, Deputy Assessor in the sum of $1000 was approved. The bond of Dr. J. W. Bazell covering contract for care, medical attention and supplies to the indigent sick in the sum of $5000. The appointment of G. C. Hall by the Superior Court as Court Reporter at the salary of $150.00 per month was approved. The Chairman reported granting leave of absence to Dr. J. W. Bazell with permission to leave the State for a period of three weeks during the months of January and February, which action was approved by the Board. The treasurer was directed to refund to Charles Quayle the sum of $50.00, being the amount paid to Navajo County in partial settlement of expenses for trial, under the terms of a purported suspended sentence by the Honorable John Ellis, Judge of the Su perior Court, said suspension of sentence being revoked. The treasurer was directed to refund to Geo. H. Keyes, Jr. the sum of $5.15. being the sum collected in error for penalty and interest on the 1913 assessment of J. W. Bean. Petition for change of road at Section 11, Township 12, Range 21, on Taylor and Pinedale road was rejected. In the matter of the sale of the South half of the South West quarter of Section 6, Township 17, Range 21. the Board after due consideration of the evidence submitted by C. F. Per kins purporting to show the full payment of all taxes due, made the following resolution, to wit: WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Navajo County, at its regular meeting held on the first Monday of November, A. D. 1917, did prepare a list of real estate in the County of Navajo held by the State by tax deed and advertised the same for sale at private sale by publication of the said list in the "Holbrook News", all of which was done under and pursuant to the provi sions of Paragraphs 4936 and 4937 of the Civil Code of Arizona; and, WHEREAS, it has been made to appear to this Board by evidence produced by one C. F. Perkins that that certain tax deed dated April 6, 1904, and recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Navai Cpunty, Arizona, in Vol, 3 at page 636 of Deeds, purporting to conyey to the Territory of Arizona by tax deed executed by the Treasurer of Navajo County and ex-officio Tax Collector, the South h of the Southwest i of Sec. 6. Tp. 17 North Range 21 East, was executed in error, it appearing by sa tisfactory evidence that the taxes assessed in the year 1898 in Navajo County against the said C. F. Perkins, amounting to the sum of $62.71, were paid by distress of personal property in the year 1898 or thereabouts, NOW. THEREFORE, by reason of the foregoing, the order heretofore made as aforesaid, offering said property for sale is hereby vacated and set aside. 91 82 Bank of Nor. Arizona.rent last half, 1917, farm adv.36.00 Fay I. Gardner, traveling expensee 4.65 Cooley Lumber Co 143.56 ROAD FUND Richards & Tanner, part payment labor, LaRoux Wash 400.00 Cooley Lumber Co. bridge lumber 25.64 Richards & Tanner, labor 98.40 John T. Eager, labor 40.00 Will Wooster, labor 3.00 J. R. Treat, lumber 86.66 Wilmer Stephens, labor 54.00 C. R. Penrod, labor 48.00 R. D. Capps, labor 15.00 Roy Scolton, labor 30.00 Oral Packer, labor 15.00 John W. Adair, labor 31.50 Jess Blazzard, labor 15.00 A. E. Johnson, labor 15.60 P. R. Penrod. labor 15.C0 D. D. Penrod. labor .4 48.00 J. D. Smith, labor 15.00 Elmer Penrod. labor 54.00 Arch Penrod, labor 54.00 Othello Penrod. labor 27.00 A. E. Harrell, labor 54.00 J. W. Richards, labor assigned 24.00 5.00 Merchants & S. G. Bank, labor assigned 5.50 Holbrook State Bank, labor assigned 5.00 Bank of Nor. Arizona, labor assigned 59.10 Upon motion duly carried, a demand of the'Theil Detective Service Company for $531.97 covering special services was rejected. 92 83 93 84 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 31 32 31 33 82 34 32 35 33 36 34 37 35 38 36 39 37 40 37 41 38 42 39 43 40 The following salaries were allowed for the uary and warrants No. 2358 and 2359 issued Treasurer to coyer. 1st half month of Jan to the County 2nd half Sidney Sapp 62.50 Lloyd C. Henning 62.50 C. W. Harp 5.00 Thorwald Larson 100.00 R. C. Cresweil 62.50 John A. Freeman 50.00 C. E. Owens 50.00 R. S. Teeple 75.00 R. L. Newman 100.00 C. W. Harp 50.00 Ed. Gardner 37.50 J. N. Pemberton 37.50 W. H. Larson 25.00 T.- W. Tanner 12.50 J. W. Richards 91.67 Jas. Reeder 31.25 Pauline Woods 62.50 Marguerite Drumm 37.50 Fay L Gardner 100.00 J. W. Bazell 25.00 C. W. Harp ! 30.00 W. E. Shumway 37.50 Geo. P. Sampson 41.67 A. M. Boyer 41.67 J. H. Richards 4.00 Jas. Brinkerhoff 4.00 J. O. Freeman 7.50 J. H. Allen 5.00 L. E. Johnson 2.50 Geo. Woolford 2.50 N. A. Peterson 4.00 H. L. Jones 5.00 Chas. F. Moss 12.50 R. C. Tanner 2.00 Frank George 2.50 T. W. Tanner 3.50 Allen J. Burke 1.25 Harbert Cooper 1.35 62.50 62.50 5.00 100.00 62.50 50.00 50.00 75.00 100.00 50.00 37.50 37.50 25.00 12.50 91.67 31.25 62.50 37.50 100.00 25.00 30.00 37.50 41.67 41.67 4.00 4.00 7.50 5.00 2.50 2.50 4.00 5.00 12.50 2.00 2.50 3.50 1.25 2.50 The Clerk was directed to issue cash orders in payment of relief for the following indigents: Mrs. Guadalupe Luna, P. Gutierriz. Chavez, Mrs. Martinez Carlos Baca, Pedro Roche, Chas. Roberts, Chas. Cheney, $ 8.00 a.oo 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 15.00 1918. Upon motion the Board recessed until Saturday. Feb. 9th, February 9th, 1918. Pursuant to recess taken on Feb. 4th, 1918, the Board met this day. There were present R. C. Cresweil, Chairman, John A. Freeman, Member, and C. E. Owens. Member, together with R. S. Teeple, Clerk and Thorwald Larson. County Attorney. The Treasurer was directed to refund the sum of $2.000.00 to the American Bank & Trust Company of Denver being the sum accompanying their bid for the Snowflake School Bonds which bid was withdrawn on account of proceedings in the matter being irregular. A petition having been filed by the School Trustees of School District No. 5 of Snowflake, asking the Board to order an election of the property tax payers of said District to determine whether or not the District be authorized to borrow the sum of $25,000.00 and issue its bonds for that amount, for the purpose of construct ing and equipping a school house, the Board granted the request and the proceeding of the Board in the matter are as follows: To the Honorable Board of Supervisors, of the County of Navajo, State of Arizona. Gentlemen: We the undersigned, the duly elected, qualified and acting members of the Board of Trustees of School District Nc. 5 of Na vajo County hereby respectively pray that your Honorable Board will issue its order directing that an election be held at the school house of said School District No. 5 on the 23rd day of March, 1918. at which the following question shall be submitted to the (Sontinued on last page, )