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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, - - - August 23, 1918. The County Attorney. The most important office to the people of the county is the County Attorney. In addition to being a good lawyer, the incum bent must be a man of honesty, firm in his conviction of right, and with the moral courage to do his duty at all times. The pres ent incumbent, Thorwald Lar son, fills all these requirements, and he should be renominated by the democrats of Navajo county, and unanimously elected by all the people. Two years ago, when Mr. Lar son was a candidate for the office the Winslow Mail opposed his election, and supported the re publican nominee, but the record Mr. Larson has made in the of fice during the past two years is a complete demonstration that he is just the man the better ele ment of our citizens want in this place for another term; and es pecially does this apply to our Winslow people who are inter ested in keeping this town clean from moral leprosy. It is due entirely to the activity of Mr. Larson that Winslow is no longer the haven of prostitutes, and he never failed a call to duty when he was notified that disreputa ble characters had again taken up their abode in the city. He is the kind of man that money nor rewards cannot corrupt. It is only necessary to look at the caliber of the mep who are seek ing to defeat Mr. Larson to con vince reputable citizens that he is just the man they need in the office of County Attorney. The Winslow Mail is not given to supporting democrats for any office, but when a democratic official refuses to play politics in his position, and fulfills his duty with no thought of consequences for his future, and incurs the enmity of the bootleggers, the gamblers, the criminal element generally and all their friends and supporters, it is time for the people who beleve in law and or der to forget politics, and stand firmly and enthusiastically for the man with the moral courage to do his duty. It is safe to look with suspicion on any public of^ ficer, or any candidate for an of fice who opposes the re-election of Mr. Larson for county attor ney. It would have the ear marks that they fear to have an honest and courageous county at torney in office with authority to investigate their official actions. The jury in Chicago who have been hearing the testimony in the I. W. W. case, where the notorious Bill Haywood and one hundred other defendants were on trial, returned a verdict of guilty on all counts after less than two hours deliberation. Judge Landis, who presided at the trial, can be depended upon to give the dirty traitors a prop er sentence fitting their criminal actions. It is reported that the state food commissioner will shortly order the discontinuance of the bread card, but the people must not construe the order as raising the restrictions on the use of the wheat flour and the substitutes, neither does it remove the re strictions on the quantity of bread per capita. The food ad ministrator realizes there is some inconvenience in using the bread cards, and he believes in the pa triotism of the people not to abuse their privilege if the cards are removed. The stores will continue keeping records, and if families persist in violating the rules such offenders will be put on bread cards that all their neighbors may know they are food slackers and disloyal. County Attorney A. S. Gib bons, of Apache county, has been appointed superior judge by Gov. Hunt to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Crosby, The government has issued a gentral order to all police de partments of the country to re port all proven charges of infidel ity or misconduct on the part of soldiers’ wives. If the records disclose they are receiving allot ments from the government it will be cut off at once. Such an eminent democratic authority as Dunbar’s Weekly says in his last issue: ‘ Watch who bootleggers, gamblers and pool hali rounders are supporting for office, then vote for the men that stand for decency and hon esty.’’ Our admiration for Un cle John increases with each suc ceeding week. The people of this state voted for prohibition by a substantial majority, but how do they ex pect to get the law enforced if they continue voting for men for office who are booze fighters? A booze-fighting public officer has to either violate the state law or wink at its violation by another, every time he takes a drink. On principle the people of this state might just as well vote for a horse thief or a yeggman as td vote for a boot-legger or one of his customers. Sanitation is a vital question affecting the health of the entire community, and it should be the religious duty of every citizen to report the names of every viola tor of any of the ordinances reg ulating the dumping of rubbish or garbage in the streets or al leys. It is impossible for the of ficers to detect violations of this kind, and they will have to de pend on information furnished by the neighbors to make ar rests. If the neighbors fail in their duty they are culpably negligent, and are estopped from making complaints about the po lice officers. They are willing to do their duty, but they must have some information to work upon. W. A. Moeur is evidently only a “quarter hoss” when it comes to getting in a race with fast company. The Land Commis sioner started in the race for the democratic contest for governor with all the energy and enthusi asm that made him look like a winner, but the pace must have got too swift for one carrying so much weight. Last week he announced his withdrawal in fa vor of Sid Osborn. The demo cratic politicians, however, are divided in opinion as to what the effect will be on the other can didates, each faction seeing an advantage for their man. It is probable all the candidates will gain some of the Moeur strength, but in Maricopa county, where both Osborn and Moeur live, it is only natural to expect that Os born will have the native son ad vantage. With just a little more political activity on the part of T. R. Greer and his coterie of discred ited lieutenants, who seem to be in charge of the Colter boom for governor, and Navajo county will be lost to the Apache states man. Several weeks ago, prior to the advent of Greer as mana ger, the Winslow Mail suggested that all democrats in northern Arizona should support Colter because he was a northern Ari zona man, but if Mr. Colter has to turn his campaign over to the organized gamblers, pimps and bootleggers and their friends, he must not be surprised if a large number of decent democrats de sert his candidacy. If Mr. Col ter is not tied up with this ele ment he was most unfortunate when he made Greer his political manager. He blights anything he touches, even the legal pro fession which he embraced a cou ple of months ago. It is time to start unrolling the old sock. The fourth Liberty Loan campaign will begin Sept. 28th and will close Oct. 9th. As the photograper says, “Now look pleasant.” The next session of the legis lature should amend the prohibi tion law to make boot-legging a felony, the same as horse steal ing. A man once started in the boot-legging game will never quit so long as it is only consid ered a misdemeanor, because the boot-legger is always some bum who is to lazy to earn an honest living, and the easy money ped dling booze appeals to him. If he knew a term in the peniten tiary was staring him in the face it would have a tendency to cur tail his activities. In view of the fact that friends without my knowledge circulated and filed a petition in my behalf placing my name on the primary ballot as a candidate for the democratic nomination for State Senator, I feel in justice to them that I should accept the respon sibility, and permit my name to go before the voters for their consideration. Charles McCauley. I take this method of inform ing the democratic voters of Navajo county that I have filed as a candidate for nomination as County Supervisor, and will ap preciate any assistance that my friends can give in my support. F. T. La Prade. 1 hereby announce myself a candidate, on the Republican Ticket, for nomination for the office of County Superintendent of Schools of Navajo county, subject to the decision of the voters at the Primary Election on September 10, 1918. Rosabel S. Goldman. (Mrs. A. R. Goldman) Notice of Hearing Petition. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, State of Arizona, in and for Navajo County. In the Matter of the Estate of J. W. Burns, deceased. Notice is hereby given that D. C. Simmons has filed in this Court a certain document purporting to be the last WiJi and Testament of J. W. Burns together with his petition praying that said docu ment be admitted to probate in this court as the last Will and Testament of said J. W. Burns who, said petitioner alleges, is deceased, and that letters of ad ministration with will annexed issue thereon to said petitioner, and that same will be heard on Monday, the 26th day of August A. D. 1918, at ten o’clock in the forenoon of said day, at the court room of said Court, in the Court House, in the Town of Holbrook, County of Navajo, State of Ari zona, and all persons interested in said estate are notified then and there to appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of said petitioner should not be granted. Lloyd C. Henning, [seal] Clerk, j Dated July 26, 1918. First publication Aug. 9, last publcation Aug. 30. A (jontinuous Chain Cflf BoflifuHbujls —giveseasystarting,quick and smooth acceleration, /I power and mileage, in Red /// >A Crown gasoline. | \ STANDARD COMPANY | Jl I CITY BAKERY 111™ Milk Bread and Fresh Cake Every Day. W. C. WILLIAMS:: TELEPHONE 54. Announcements. I hereby announce that I have filed as a candidate for the re nomination to the office of County Assessor, subject to the decision of the democratic primary to be held Sept. 10th. I will appreciate the support of all my friends. Fay Gardner, I hereby announce myself a candidate for the nomination for county treasurer, subject to the action of the democratic voters at the primary election Septem ber 10th. J. M. Patterson. At the suggestion of the busi ness men of Winslow I have filed as a candidate for the, republican nomination for County Super visor, subject to the will of the voters at the primaries to be held Sept. 10th. A. E. Gillard. I herebyannounce myself a can didate for the office of Assessor of Navajo county, Arizona, sub ject to the decision of the demo cratic voters at the primary elec tion, September 10,1918. William E. Baldwin. I wish to announce to the citi zens of Navajo County, that I am a candidate for nomination as Sheriff on the Democratic Ticket at the Primary Election to be held September 10th. C. W. Harp. I desire to announce my can didacy for the democratic nomi nation for County Supervisor, subject to the decision of the voters at the primary election to be held Sept. 10th. I will appre ciate your vote and assistance. John Flanigan. I wish to announce my candi dacy for the republican nomina tion for the office of County Supervisor, subject to the favor able consideration of the republi cans at the primary Sept. 10th. John Nelson, Heber, Ariz. I desire to announce myself as a candidate for nomination for the office of County Supervisor on the Democratic Ticket, subject to the decision of the voters at the primary to be held Septem ber 10, 1918. R. C. Cresswell. I hereby announce my candi didacy for the nomination to the office of County Recorder, subject to the decision of the democratic voters at the Primary Election, September 10th. Pauline Woods. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for re-election to the office of County Attorney, sub ject to the will of the democratic voters at the primary to be held September 10th. Thorwald Larson. . At the earnest solicitation of many friends, and their persist ent requests for me to become a candidate for sheriff this fall, I have decided to do so, and I here by announce my candidacy on the Republican Ticket for the office of Sheriff of Navajo county. R. L. Newman. The Winslow Feed and Sales Stables Chas. Daze, Proprietor General Livery and Transfer Business Grain, Hay and Coal Jfb W. G. Kelly’s ififPfrS* BILLIARD AND POOL PARLOR Cor. Kinsley and Second. fwll P ar^or amusement for re mm fi ned people, seeking an hour of pleasant recreation. 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