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WI NS L O W is The
of Northern Arizona.
VOL 27.
Mexican Hoodlums.
Within the last few months
there has been an influx of a
gang of Mexicans to Winslow,
who think in this country they
have the privilege of practicing
the outlawry of Mexico on the
families of our decent law-abid
ing Mexican families whenever
they get a few drinks of rot-gut
whiskey in their systems. Three
of these outlaws of Mexico, Cruz
Gutierrez and Jose Flores, and
one other unknown, filled with
whiskey, disturbed the peace and
quiet of the home of Mr. Victor
Flores one night last week, break
ing in the door and threatening
physical violence. While they
have been arrested and fined for
violating the law, that is not all
sufficient. We have enough
thugs and outlaws in the United
States who are natives, but there
is no excuse for society to tolerate
the presence of these Mexican
outlaws who have left their own
country from fear of just retri
bution, and allow them to disturb
the peace and quiet of our good
Mexican families. Men of that
kind should be ordered to leave
town on short notice, or turned
over to the federal authorities to
be sent back to Mexico where
they properly belong. They are
of no benefit to any community,
and certainly in Winslow we
have no place for that class of
Our Boys at Naco.
The editor has a card from one
of the boys in camp with the Ist
Arizona at Naco as follows:
“This is a sorry day in camp.
Uncle Sam has decided that we
need more medicine to prevent
fever and other diseases, so we
have to take several more needle
thrusts. We are all sick to-Kiay
as a result from yesterday’s shot
in the arm. Gates fainted twice,
Brayman and Johnson fainted
once each,and Faulkner hangs his
head out of the tent thinking he
is on board ship. Focht, Fischer,
Fenton and Adair are trying to
drown ill feelings by reading love
letters from the ladies far away.
All will be well soon, and we all
send good wishes.
Liberty Bond Holders.
A recent issue of the Phoenix
Gazette recites that a Phoenix
youngster, two and a half years
old, is the youngest holder of a
liberty bond in the state. We|
do not want to rob the capital
city of any credit for the work
done for the bonds, but in Win-1
slow we have William Andrew
Coble, a capitalist *six months
old, who is tne owner in his own
right of SIOOO of liberty bonds,
and then there is Frank Melville
Cornelius, 111, who is sixteen
months old, another financier,
who has invested $250 in the
* bonds just to have a chance to
play with the scissors clipping
Back to the Woodpile.
The government forest service
is urging on people the necessity
of using wood from the forest
reserve as a precautionary meas
ure against a coal shortage this
winter. Facillities will be fur
nished to those who desire to re
move timber from the forest re
serves for use as fuel. This is a
good move, but will the govern
ment furnish a man to saw and
split the wood. We served our
time with the buck saw and axe
back in Indiana many years ago,
and still retain lively recollections
of our grief and troubles.
The price of an ill-fitting pair
of glasses is often higher than
our modern up-to-date, much ad
mired styles.
Dr. Oscar S. Brown.
The Winslow Mail.
Recruit First Arizona.
If the state of Arizona expects
to have a regiment identified as
a state unit in the war it will be
necessary to recruit the First Ar
izona to full war strength by the
sth day of August. The young
men of the state who are sub
ject to the selective draft should
volunteer promptly for service
in the state regiment, instead of
waiting for the draft and then
be assigned to duty in any regi
ment of the regular army the
authorities may designate. The
people left at home will always
have a vital interest in the First
Arizona, wherever it may be call
ed for service, and there will be
a satisfaction in knowing our
boys are all in one regiment.
To have them enlist and be scat
tered all through the regular
army makes it almost impossible
to keep in touch with them, and
they lose the watchful care of
the state and her citizens who
have a vital interest in their wel
fare and comfort. Navajo coun
ty should furnish at least 100
men for this regiment during the
next two weeks.
Red Cross War Fund.
The campaign for the Red
Cross war fund closed Wednes
day evening and the total sub
scription amounts to $461. Five
teams were out for two days in
the campaign, Mrs. Cumming,
Mrs. Jackson, Wm. Daze and F.
M. Dunham, Revs. Gordon and
White, Mrs. Dadey and Mrs.
Shipley with a bevy of young la
dies. While the amount raised
falls far short of what Winslow
was expected to do, the cam
paigners are entitled to praise
for the hard work put in during
the two days, with no hope of
reward other than the satisfac
tion of knowing they did their
full duty.
Two of the young ladies in
Mrs. Dadey’s team tell of a man
and a boy who hunted them up
in order to make a contribution,
and a young lady in the super
intendent’s office told Mrs. Gum
ming she had been carrying $5
with her for a week waiting for
some committee to call for it,
and seemed glad of the opportu
nity to contribute her mite; but
we are sorry to say the work of
the canvassers was not made so
easy and pleasant in many other
cases. Gruff refusals and even
rudeness greeted the workers,
as though they were common
mendicants soliciting money for
their personal benefit. These
people seemed to forget these
ladies were the wives and daugh
ters of our own citizens, who
were doing their “bit” patriotic
ally at considerable personal sac
rifice. Most of the people, how
ever, received them graciously
which kept up their courage for
the work.
Breaks an Arm.
A few weeks ago Supervisor
Cresswell lariated a new Ford,
and since then has been trying
to train it for a household pet.
He apparently was getting along
famously until Tuesday after
noon, when in attempting to
crank it the blamed thing kicked
back, breaking both bones just
above his right wrist. He is
now in splints, and meditating
on whether to turn the Ford back
on the range or give it away.
Fair Warning.
The party who took the Navajo
rug from the porch of my resi
dence last Friday evening at 9:15
p. m. will not be prosecuted if
the rug is returned promptly,
otherwise the party, who is
known, will be arrested and pro
secuted for larceny.
M. L. Vaughan,
Local Happenings.
Mrs. Harry Mauer has gone to
Los Angeles to visit a few weeks.
Mrs. R. J. Woods has gone to
California to spend her summer
Miss Cecile Schultz, who has
j been visiting in the city,returned
to her home at Flagstaff Mon
j day.
J. W. Chapman, of Gallup,
spent Sunday in Winslow visiting
his parents, the editor and Mrs.
Mrs. J. B. Drumm and her two
little daughters will leave Sunday
for Prescott to visit the other
daughter, Mrs. Wiliam Hogue.
Mrs. Chas. L. Milam and in
fant daughter Cosma leave to
day for San Francisco, where
they will spend a couple of
Mrs. R. H. Tuttle left Sunday
evening for a few weeks’ visit at
her old home in Michigan. Mr.
Tuttle accompanied her as far as
Postoffice Inspector C. F. Dut
ton, of Phoenix, was in the city
Tuesday. He is on his way to
Boston to attend the annual con
vention of Elks, which meets
next month.
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Stiles and
sons, and Mrs. Jot Stiles left
here Monday for their new home
near Magdalena, where Mr. Stiles
has purchased a ranch.
C. W. Fairfield went to Albu
querque last Saturday to inter- j
view the Forest Supervisor re-!
garding the early completion of I
the south road to Phoenix.
Mrs. W. A. Parr returned;
home from her extended visit in j
lowa last Saturday evening, be ;
ing accompanied home by her !
niece, Miss Francis Bishop.
Mrs. W. E. Garver and her |
two daughters, Evelyn and Lois,
spent Sunday at the Grand Can
yon, with a sister of Mrs. Gar
ver, who was returning east
from California.
Mrs. Geo. H. Coffin, of Phoe
nix, arrived in the city last week
to be the guest of Dr. and Mrs.
Sampson for a couple of weeks.
Mrs. Coffin is the wife of Mrs.
Sampson’s brother.
Jot Stiles and Jess Smith left
Saturday evening for Naco, to
go into camp with the Ist Ari
zona. These young men enlisted
several weeks ago, bpt they were
ordered to report on the 25th.
The W. T. C. U. of Winslow, ■
following their usual custom, will
give a dinner on the lawn at the
home of Mrs. Geo. P. Sampson
July 4th, from sto 8 p. m. Fol
lowing the dinner will be a pro
gram suitable to the day.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Goldman
enjoyed a few days visit this
week with Mr. and Mrs. F. E.
Currier and their young son Ray,
from San Bernardino, Calif.
They were on their way home
from an extended visit in the
Last summer Mrs. L. M. Ship
ley spent a month in the Mogol
lon mountains, and the beauty
of the view tempted her to make
a sketch, which she has since re
produced in an oil painting. It
is now display in the Arizona
State Bank. It bears the title
“At the Rim in the Mogollon
We have a letter from Barney
Rohles from Hot Springss,where
he is taking a course of baths
for his rheumatism, and he says
j he has lost seven pounds in eight
days. No wonder he is losing
flesh when he takes a bath every
day, which is a violation of the
: tradition that us Arizona fellers
only take a bath in the spring
and fall. Mr. Eugene Leonard
' is also at the Springs for a course
iof treatments, and will be there
for a month or six weeks,
Cheap Politics.
The rankest display of cheap
demagogic politics that has come
to our notice for many a day was
the refusal of the attorney gener
al, Wiley E. Jones, to appear in
court as the legal representative
of the state in behalf of Secre
tary of State Osborn, who had
been enjoined from making an
order to put the woman’s mini
mum wage bill on the referen
dum ballot. The injunction was
ifiled by representatives of or
ganized labor, and it was fear of
incurring the disp'easure of the
labor organization that prompted
Jones’ refusal to discharge his
sworn Jduty. Such a truckling
cowardly spirit on the part of a
public official only incites the
contempt of the labor organiza
tion, with whom he thinks he is
currying great favor by violating
his plain oath of office.
The Winslow Mail has always
been a staunch advocate of a min
imum wage for women, and only
a few weeks ago expressed its
opinion on the character of the
men who have been circulating
referendum petitions against the
present law, and we would be
pleased exceedingly to know that
the efforts of those men were
unavailing, but in this country
where we have courts to settle
mooted questions all good citi
zens are willing to abide by their
decisions. The law plainly states
that the duty of the attorney
general is to defend state officials
in all matters pertaining to the
official acts of their offices, and
Mr. Jones cowardly act marks
him as a cheap politician instead
of a faithful public servant, who
is willing to sacrifice the interest
of the state any time his official
duties interfere with his political
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Patrick, of
Stroud, Oklahoma, spent the day
in Winslow Monday as guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. James
Harvey White. Mrs. Patrick is
a sister of Mrs. White. Mr.
Patrick, who is a prominent
banker in his home town, has
acquired interests in the south
ern part of Arizona, and expects
ultimately to make this state his
future home.
Miners Strike at Bisbee.
The miners in the Warren dis
trict to the number of nearly a
thousand went out on a strike
Wednesday at the call of the
Metal Mining branch of the I. W.
W., following a refusal of the
several mining companies to treat
with the organization or consider
any of their demands.
The manager of the Phelps-
Dodge Corporation issued a sting
ing statement to the committee
in which he said, “Regardless of
any question of merit in the de
mands made, this company will
never negotiate with an organi
zation founded on principles in
imical to good government in
times of peace and treasonable
in times of war.”
The mining companies have
notified the strikers that the
mines will be closed down indefi
nitely if necessary rather than
treat with the I. W. W. organi
Winslow-Long Valley Road.
The Forest Service is evident
ly preparing to begin active work
on the Winslow-Long Valley road
at an early date, with the idea of
getting it completed during the
summer. Bids have been asked
from our transfer men by the
department for freighting during
the next three months from July
Ist. The completion of this road
means much to Winslow, as it
will open all the south country
trade for our merchants.
Life’s Shady Side.
In an effort to adjust their dif
ficulties last Wednesday after
noon, D. W. Trammell took a
hasty shot at Tom Fuller, the
bullet only inflicting a flesh
| wound. Trammell, however, did
j not tarry after the shooting to
ascertain the result of his mark
, manship, but mounted a horse
and fled to the hills south of
. town. The officers started in
pursuit, but have so far been un
able to locate him.
Tuesday afternoon Alice Walds
was arraigned before Justice of
the Peace Sampson on a charge
or assault with intent to do great
bodily harm. From the testi
mony it appears the woman en
tered a Chinese restaurant along
in the small hours of the morn
ing, and not being satisfied with
the service she was getting pro
ceeded to carve up the young
Chinaman with a butcher knife,
inflicting a few wounds on his
arm. She drew a fine of SSO.
Monday afternoon Cruz Gu
tierrez and Jose Flores were ar
rested charged with being drunk
and disorderly, the former
drawing a fine of $25 and the
latter $lO. Wednesday the same
parties were re-arrested charged
with *an assault with a deadly
weapon, and at the preliminary
hearing Gutierrez was bound
over to the superior court under
a bond of SSOO, and Flores was
discharged, the testimony show
ing he was not an active partici
pant, although present at the
Railroad News.
G. R. Miller went to Ashfork
last Tuesday on business for the
A. R. Mark, stenographer at
the shops, has gone to Los An
geles to spend his vacation.
F. H. Hagen, night round
house foreman, is back on the
job, having returned last week
from Los Angeles where he has
been in the hospital for several
Master Mechanic Weber, who
has visiting with his mother in
Denver who is quite ill, is home
R. Q. Eddy, machinist, has
been sent to Ashfork, temporari
ly on a job at that point.
C. W. Chidester, government
inspector, was in Winslow Mon
day and Tuesday.
Supt. Tuttle has been out on
his regular bridge inspection tour
over this division during the past
Mr. R. J. Parker, General
Manager of the western lines of
the Santa Fe, with headquarters
at Amarillo, Texas, passed
through here last Monday on his
way home from California, where
he had been called by the death
of his mother.
A special car was attached to
No. 4 last Saturday, filled with
members of California Shrines,
on their way to attend the
Imperial Council which meets in
Minneapolis this week. Geo. A.
Mintz, Shirley Christie and John
J. Sweeney,,of Phoenix, members
of El Zaribah Temple at Phoenix,
joined the special here to com
plete the journey.
Last Chance.
We have a telegram from Capt.
Leßaron from Prescott stating
that state recruiting for the First
Arizona 'Regiment closes Satur
day, June 30th, and after that!
date the conscription under the’
federal law begins. Any young
man subject to the draft who
expects to join the First Arizona
will have to be signed up before
that date. Enlistment blanks:
can be secured at this office.
Clean Locai
For the Home.
Additional Locals.
Jwo ot the M. E. Sunday
school classes had a picnic and
, supper at Clear Creek last Tues
day evening.
Mr. Paul Anderson, of San
Bernardino, was visiting in the
city a few days this week with
his friend, A. R. Goldman.
E. J. Tillson arrived in the city
from Los Angeles last Monday
evening wfith his new racing car,
which he purchased in the latter
city and drove through.
Billy Cover, who for a number
|of years was employed in the
j shops in Winslow, was an auto
mobile tourist passing through
last Tuesday on his way east.
I He was accompanied by his wife
and baby.
A fire at Williams early last
Saturday morning destroyed the
electric light power house and
water plant. As a temporary
expedient to furnish lights to the
city during the time repairs can
be made, a local lumber company
is furnishing power to the city.
G. C. Bazell made a trip to
Prescott early in the week to see
about the prospects of his get
ting an assignment in the new of
ficers’ reserve camp at Fort Leon
Sprinns, Texas, which opens on
the 15th of next month. The
war spirit is beginning to take
The man who picked up the
fifty dollars in currency in front
of the postoffice two weeks ago.
lost by Miss Teresa Monroe,
should have the manhood to re
turn it to its rightful owner. He
was seen to pick it up, but it was
supposed he would return i!
when he learned who had lost it.
Superintendent Dickson, who
is in charge of the work of con
structing the new school houses,
has gotten so far along with the
work on the Froebel school, that,
the brick layers were put to work
this week on the south side
building, and they hope to have
it enclosed by the 15th. Plaster
ers are working in the north side
building, and the building will be
completed within the next month.
The exterior of the building is
completed and presents an im
posing appearance,and shows the
skilled and finished handiwork
of the contractors, Edwards &
Wildey. It is the best construct
ed building in the city, and is a
credit to the district.
Nick Brown, the individual
who claimed he was in the gov
ernment revenue service and had
some trouble with the Santa Fe
officers when they attempted to
arresbhim a short time ago, has
broken into print in a neighbor
ing newspaper with his tale of
woe against the officers. He was
arrested charged with being
drunk, but was discharged, as
Sudge Sampson said he was
hardly drunk, but had been drink
ing as he could distinguish by
the odor. Brown thinks the gov
ernment will take up his troubles
and make it lively for our local
officers, but the chances are if
the government does any investi
gating there will be a vacancy in
the revenue service. Revenue
officers are not exempt from the
provisions of the city ordinances,
and if they are under the in
fluence of liquor on the streets
of Winslow more of them will be
Sewing machines for rent or
sale. Babbitt Bros.
Fresh fish can be had every
Fridav at the Winslow Market .
Singer Sewing machines and
supplies for sale or rent at (lie
Bradford. J. H. Harper.
Wanted to buy, a stocked cat
tle ranch. Must be cheap. P. ().
box 168, Phoenix,
NO. 22

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