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The Winslow Mail.
J. H. CHAPMAN, Editor. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice of Winslow, Arizona, under Act of Congress of March 1, 1879. Published every Friday. Sub cription, $2.00 per year. Friday, - - - - March 3, 1916. Lieut. Gov. John M; Eshleman of California died suddenly early Tuesday morning at Indio, in that state. He was in his usual good health apparently, and had left his Los Angeles home the day previous on a hunting trip in the Imperial valley, where death overtook him. Germany says she is going to resume her submarine warfare on armed merchantmen “without waiting for the aid or consent of any nation on earth.” President Wilson is objecting to the pro gram, but his diplomatic efforts lack the inciscive elements to arouse more than a casual inter est in the Kaiser’s domain. A time comes occasionally when a last word between friends be comes necessary, notwithstand ing Mr. Byran. The republican state central committee has been called to as semble in Phoenix March 18th, to set the date for the state con vention that will select the six delegates to the national conven tion. This will make it neces sary to hold county conventions, which is good party politics, as it means a get-together meeting for all the boys, when each one will discover that all the others are pretty good fellows, and that al leged differences were largely im aginary, - , J. Knox Corbett, of Tuscon, has been proposed as a candidate for congress on the republican ticket to contest with Carl Hay den this fall. The editor has a lively recollection of meeting Mr. Corbett in Los Angeles last sum mer, and his rugged honest face and his frank and sincere man ner marked him a man of loyal ty and integrity. As a congress man he would be faithful to the interests of the state, and with his shrewd business ability and forty years residence in Arizona he is qualified to know thorough ly < all our wants arid needs. Whether he seriously contem plates entering the political field we have no information other than newspaper gossip, but he is the caliber of man that Arizona needs in congress. A month after the board of su pervisors had approved the de mand of Judge Sapp for SI6OO on an alleged purchase of his law library, it dawned on the board they had passed no order or res solution covering the expendi ture. So the oversight was cor rected at the February meeting. Later we will publish the order of the board, so our readers will know its contents, and point out the real purpose of its tardy in troduction into the records, At this time we just desire to call attention to the business acumen of the supervisors in spending SI6OO of the tax-payers money on January 4th and forgetting to make any record of the transac tion until their attention is called to it a month later. Even then the resolution does not set forth the truth, and the reading of it shows on its face they are trying hard to conceal the damaging facts. The board at their Janu ary meeting did not forget to set out in full, even to the name of the unfortunate family,the allow ance of $25 to relieve their des titution, but the SI6OO item just slipped their memory. Another peculiar thing about the belated resolution is the fact that it was not drawn up by a member of the board of supervisors, but it bears ad the ear-marks of emi nating from the county attor ney’s office, and the skill with which it is drawn to conceal the The city election in Phoenix is warming up, and if what the pa pers say about the several candi dates and their managers is real ly and.truely so, there are a lot of fellows running at large in Phoenix who ought to be work ing for the state at Florence. Af ter election all is forgotten, and the victors will be hailed as true reformers and statesmen, Robt. E. Morrison’s name is still being connected with the candidacy for United States sen ator on the republican ticket to contest with Senator Ashurst this fall. Whether Mr. Morrison has agreed to the proposition we are not prepared to say, but if he gets in the game, here in Na vajo and Apache counties where he used to be a sheep herder along with the rest of the old boys, he will find he has a lot of friends who will help in the fight for the sake of the good old days. The Winslow Mail desires to correct an error made last week when it stated County Attorney Jordan was one of the appraisers on Judge Sapp’s library. At the time we did not have the tran script of the appraisers’ report, and relied on what we considered positive information. Instead of the county attorney the third ap praiser was County Engineer C. E. Perkins. His technical train ing in surveying was no doubt of great assistance in arriving at the true value of the books. He could give them the exact cubic feet the books would occupy, and a,s soon as they could arrive at the value of a cubic foot it would be easy to get the answer. Mr. George Olney, of Phoenix, has finally been prevailed upon to enter the democratic primaries as a candidate for governor. It is possible this move on the part of Gov. Hunt’s political enemies may force the Governor to come out as an opponent of Carl Hay den for Congress, which would be very disconcerting to the dem ocrats who have boosted Mr. Ol ney in the game. If Arizona has got to have a democratic gover nor Gov. Hunt is the man we want. He may make mistakes in his judgment some times, but he is not corrupt. He is gover nor in fact, as well as in name, and it is because he has the cour age of his convictions and cannot be intimidated nor bribed to swerve from his duty, that cer tain elements in his party are al ways fighting him. Gov. Hunt is not ambitious for a third term as governor, but he would like a little experience down in Wash ington, and he may conclude to let Mr. Olney have a clear field and contest with Hayden for the congressional nomination. One of the topics touched upon by Gov. Hunt in his recent brief speech at our commercial club banquet, was upon the propo sition of street paving in Wins low, and he made the trite re mark that once we got a single block paved all opposition to ad ditional paving would disappear, in fact property owners would have to pave in the business district in self-defense to hold their tenents. It is true that paving is expensive, but the pay ments extending ove v a period of ten years makes the burden easy to carry. The expense to each twenty-five-foot frontage, on our narrow streets would not exceed $250, or $25 a year —a fraction over two dollars a month. One of our merchants who has a long time lease on a property, in dis cussing this matter with the edi tor recently, said he would pay for the paying in front of his leased premises because he would consider such an improvement a material asset to his business. This man has the correct idea of ; street paving. Let the resident owners of property inthebusi-j ness district think oyer these ( matters. Winslow is no longer a trading post, but a growing' city with a future, and munici- 1 pal improvement should at least) •i-i- .•*. ™ Echoes of the Banquet. Mr. Braxton, of the Holbrook News, who was one of the guests at the recent commercial club banquet, throws the following fragrant bouquet of flowers of rhetoric and flattery at the feet of the commercial club: The booster banquet given by the Winslow commercial club last Tuesday evening in the Harvey- House in that city was an enjoyable affair to all who participated, and it is certain to mark an important epoch in the development of this section of Arizona. The banquet room was beauti fully decorated, the scheme fol : lowed being commemorative of Washington’s birthday. Music was furnished throughout the banqueting hours by the Shipley orchestra, many patriotic selec tions being rendered. The menu dicusssed was an elaborate one; the service was excellent, and the spirit of good fellowship was abundant. The commercial club as an organization, and the members as individuals, are entitled to great praise for the manner in which their banquet was han dled. Nothing that would add to the pleasure of their guests was overlooked, and the affair was a pronounced success in every way. This club is an organization of which any town might well feel proud. It is composed of pro gressive business and profes sional men who give freely of their time and money to boost every enterprise that will help the growth of the town and the county. Its record of good things accomplished is a splendid one, and its posibilities for future good works are wide. Such an organization is worthy of imitation, and the citizens of Holbrook could not do better than band themselves into a similar association. And then Bob Smith, of the Snowflake Herald, who was also an invited guest, but refused to attend because he is troubled with dyspepsia and is suspicious of banquets and late hours, tunes up his harp of blandilo quent muses and trums a dulcet strain whose sweet tintilations will be sweet music to the auricu lar faculties of the commercial club: On a special invitation from the Winslow Commercial Club, Jos. W. Smith and Jas M. Flake of Snowflake and Jas. J. Shum way of Taylor made a run to that growing little town Tuesday afternoon. The principal object of the trip was to attend a ban quet provided by the club for the local members and invited guests. The affair was a brilliant success. The banquet was most delicious, and tastefully served at the Harvey house, and the program of speeches and music was splendid. Our visitors from up this way speak in the highest terms of the royal welcome they received. They say the business men of Winslow are wide-awake fellows and are setting the pace for the rest of the county in the way of pushing for business. Winslow being the largest populated city in the county, with no surrounding resources to speak of at the present time for supplying the “necessaries of life,” there is always a demand for garden, orchard and farm products, butter, eggs, chickens, etc., and there is no reason whv their money should not be left at home for these commodities instead of sending it out of the county, as the metropolis now does. To facilitate this, a propo sition was discussed at the gathering to make a direct road connecting Winslow and Snow flake. After being investigated and found feasible the enterprise will be pushed without a let up. We raise the products in this sec tion. Winslow is bidding for them. Why not the road? Mr. Smith, in speaking of the metro polis, said: “The town of Wins low is growing, every house is full, all the time, and more are called for. There are lots of hotels there, and yet you can hardly find an empty room.” Why is it necessary that 80 per cent of the eggs consumed in Winslow should be the cold stor age products of Kansas, when the farmers of the Snowflake country could supply us with all the fresh eggs we needed if a good road was opened between the two towns. Let us keep our money in the county instead of oanrii'mr it to Kansas. According to the Williams News a special meeting of the school board of that city was call ed last week for the purpose of trying to unseat Mrs. Andrew Miller, one of the members. We don’t know how they came out on the proposition, but the advice of the Mail man to the other members of that school board is to let that job alone. Married men all know that the women are sweet timid creatures ap parently, but when they want the barn painted red the barn is painted red if peace and harmony is to prevail. Tfljp w. h. s. Senior Class Will give another rendition of their Class Play—the lit tle Comedy Skit “IN SPRING A YOUNG NAN’S FANCY ” ELECTRIC THEATRE Featuring William Wright and Seven of Winslow’s Charming Maids. ADMISSION - 25 AND 15 CTS. LODGE DIRECTORY WINSLOW M NO. 536 B. P. 0. E. Meets every Thursday at 8 p. m. at Elks’ hall G. E. Cornelius, E. R. Geo. P. Sampson. Sec’y. mint Regular meeting second Tues day each month. All sojourning brothers cor dially'invited. C. C. Easley, W. M. R. C. Kaufman, Sec’y. L 0 0. F NAVAJO LODGE NO. 27 Meets every Monday evening at 8 o’clock in L. O. T. M. hall Elks’ building. Visiting brothers welcome. Il||^ No Need To Magnify the quality of our laundry work. One trial of it will convince you that this is the laundry you long have sought and mourned be cause you found it not. Send us your shirts, collars, ect., next week and' the result will be an-! other regular patron added to our, list. Winslow Steam Laundry E. P. CON WELL Lawyer General Practice Office Upstairs in Marlay Block, 218 Kinsley Ave. A. Y. MOORE Attorney-at-Law Notary Public Office Elks’ Building, Winslow, Arizona. Phone 131 THORWALD LARSON Attorneyand Counselor At Law. Holbrook : : : : Arizona C. H. Jordan Attorney-at-Law Holbrook - - Arizona POSTAI TELEGRAPH-CABLE COMP AN Y. You use the telegraph for quick results. Therefore use the Postal. EASIEST SERVICE IN THE WORLD. Justine Johnson, Mgr. Office in Hotel Woods. Mrs. PhilliDS, the Dressmaker. Room 20, Hotel Navajo. London Now opened Confoc- for Business. tionery p ure Company Home-made 1 •' Candy. 9 Dainty Lunches and Chili at all hours. The Ford Agency Has Been Transferred From Winslow to Holbrook. Any one interested in the I I purchase of a car address Walter McLaws, I I Arizona Ford Garage I I Holbrook, Arizona. Age cy for Apache and Navajo Counties. • THE PIONEER CARPENTER SHOP Established 1895. Phone 13’ General Contractors and Jobbers Dealers in lumber and builders supplies Screens, Screen doors and glass. LOWEST PRICES WORK GUARANTEE! P A Ward, Mgr. A. C. A. C. Dining Room. Private Dining Room for families. Good Meals. Everything Clean. Short Orders—for Breakfast and Supper. Full Bill of Fare Dinner. Best Place in the City. TOM WOO, MGR Coffee Our coffee is called by our name because you know us better than you know coffee countries. The most that a coffee country can do is to seii us good coffee. The big part of the goodness of Schilling’s Best is due to the way we handle good coffee —clean, roast, grind and pack. The airtight tins are revol utionizing the cofiec busi ness. They make line coffee economical and not-line, foolish. Schilling’s Best