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Features And Movies
Mining And Auto News
VOL. 26 NO. 312
SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, 1922
Price Five Cents
DIVORCED 11 TIMES, STILL HAS FAITH M FINDING MATE
IS SOON ENDED!
HOW IT FEELS TO CHEAT DEATH
DESCRIBED BY MAN WHO MISSED
ELECTRIC CHAIR BY FEW HOURS
Weird Love Affair Winds Up
in Divorce Court; Life of
Luxury Proves Sham
DETROIT, Dec. 30. Even in De
troit an artist's model can have adven
turefe that rival those of Greenwich
Village in New York or the Latin
Quarter of Paris.
The career of Maizie Mitchell Ryer
son proves it.
Maizie's romance really began when
she ran away from her puritanical
parents in Canada to become a stage
dancer. This happened when she was
Eighteen found her in Detroit, pos
ing for artists. In a studio she met
Albert W. Ryerson, a youthfully
groomed man of 51, who was intro
duced to her as a well-to-do patron
of the arts.
-Ryerson took an immediate interest
in the little dancer and model.
"It was purely a fatherly interest,"
says Maizie, at least I thought so.
And when he asked roe to go to live
in his apartment as his ward, I readily
agreed and thought myself the most
fortunate of girls."
Maizie describes the apartment as
an exotically furnished suite in an
office buLIding, where turbaned ser
vants of a Hindu cast of countenance
trod soft oriental rugs and lighted
"1 had lived there only two months,"
she says, "when Mr. Ryerson pro
posed marriage. He argued that our
arrangement would cause folks to
talk. But I protested I wasn't in love
"Then he suggested we be married
for a 30-day trial and that if he hadn't
taught me to love him by the end of
that period, I would be free to leave
The marriage took place in tho fall.
It lasted 29 days. Then .Maizie left
her benefactor, complaining of his
ideas of love and love rites.
She said she believed Ryerson had;
formulated these ideas while connect
ed with a strange secret order. Ryer
son had headed a book concern which
issued a volume setting forth this
Many copies of this book were
PRISON wrrkSPiTAt . .
JOSEPH JAWORKI WHOSE DEA
A FEW H.OURS BEFORE THE TIM
BL ALEXANDER HERMAN
SING SING PRISON, N. Y., Dec.
30. From the '"last minute" cell in
the new death house comes Joseph
To face a living death.
"Yet I'm the happiest man in the
world," he says. He is sitting on his
cot in the hospital ward where he
was brought to recuperate from his
trip to the brink of the grave.
Around him are men, many of
them, who mumble that they would
rather be dead than "lifers."
But Jaworki shakes his head.
"They don't know," he sighs.
"They can't know the despair, the
dread, the terrible fear that comes
found on the concern's shelves when
receivers took over the property.
Maizie promises to tell all about
Ryerson's love doctrines when her
suit for divorce comes up for trial.
Ryerson denies all her charges.
He says he is a victim of ingrati
tude and asserts when he tells his
story in court he can sustain his
iQoKf. Stamped Goods
to y4 Off
At this season when we all feel most kindly toward
those who have been most kind to us, we wish to extend
to you our best wishes for a full measure of Good Health
and Good Cheer, and to say for
your support and patronage
It will be our endeavor in the new year of 1923, to give our utmost
assistance to our patrons, and help all to place the business of this
community upon a mutually helpful , basis.
TH SENTENCE WAS COMMUTED
E SET FOR THE EXEVUTION.
over one when he knows that Tie
must die at a certain hour.
"Time flies. Hours become sec
onds; night passes in a flash.
'"It was the last day. I was led
from my cell down a little corridor.
The other men yelled 'good-bye,' and
then came a deathly silence. I was
taken through a little door. I could
scarcely see. I was so frightened.
Ready for Execution
"The door closed. I was in a new
cell 'the' cell, larger than the others
but ever so much more terrifying.
"I looked around. There at the
other end was another door. I
couldn't take my eyes off it. I knew
what was on the other -side.
"They bathed me, shaved my head
and dressed me in a black suit. .My
body was ready, but my mind worked
so fast I grew dizzy. Another few
hours and it would be over. It
couldn't be. Yet there was the lit
"I thought of my home in Poland.
I thought of my friends, relatives.
I thought of my mother. I almost
went mad. But I kept on praying,
"It became so quiet. I thought I
"But suddenly there came a com
motion. The door was opened the
other door. In rushed Father Cash
in, and the warden with ' the news.
"My prayers had been answered.
My sentence was commuted."
Jaworki was a farm hand who had
been working for the past nine years
on the farm of Mrs. Michaeline Mer
chelski, near Jamestown, N. Y- After
a drinking revel one night the wo
man was found murdered. The man
was arrested and charged with the
'"How could I have killed her?" he
asked "I loved her so."
Hut the jury reasoned differently.
They found him guilty.
His lawyer, Walter Rexford, car
ried the case to Governor Natha"n L.
Miller, who had commuted only one
death sentence in the two years
since he took office. The attorney's
plea was successful.
The reprieve came only a a few
hours before the time set for the
"Where there's life there's hopei"
smiles Jeworki. "I hope to keep on
hoping a long, long time."
Force Baroness to
Return to Europe
for Divorce Proof
BE SCENE BIG
Preparations Under Way for
Annual Meeting of State
Good Roads Association
DOUGLAS, Dec. 30. Preparations
for the annual meeting of the Arizona
Good Roads Association to be held at
Douglas, January 15, are now under
way. The sessions will be held in the
dining room of the Hotel Gadsden.
More than three hundred delegates
are expected to attend. Already there
is a great interest " in the meeting
which will be presided over by Gus
tav Becker, of Springerville, acting
president of the association. Monte
Mansfield of Tucson has been appoint
ed chairman of the program commit
tee and will appoint sub-committees
to arrange calls on the officials who
are to be invited to 6peak before the
gathering. Sam G. Bailie of Casa
Grande will be in charge of the work
of the credentials committee, and oth
er members of the present board of
directors will have charge of other
The meeting will be called to order
at 9:00 o'clock and will continue all"
day. A varied and interesting pro
gram is promised and some very live
ly discussions and debate is detected
in the subjects assigned to speakers
of prominence. Each county will ap
point one member on each of the dif
ferent committees credentials, reso
lutions and nominations. Delegates
to the convention are appointed on
the basis of five by each county board
of supervisors ,and each city and town
Commercial organizations are entitled
to name two delegates. No one is al
lowed to vote except by attendance
in person. The association has con
tinuously refused to accept proxies at
all meetings. The present represen
tation is as follows:
Gustar Becker, representing Apache
county; J; J. Bowen, representing Co
chise county; Fred Garing, represent
ing Coconino county; L. D. Van Dyke,
representing Gila county; W. W. Pace
representing Graham county: J. E.
Hodgson, representing Greenlee coun
ty; Dr. A. J. Chandler, representing
Maricopa county; W. B. Stevens, rep
resenting Mohave county; C. E. Ow
ens, - representing Navajo county;
Monte Mansfield, representing Pima
county; Sam Bailie, representing Pin
al county; L. W. Mix. representing
Santa Cruz county; C. C. Stuckey. rep
resenting Yavapai county, and O. T.
McCoon, representing Yuma county,"
The officers of the association are:
Gustav Becker, acting president; T
G. Norris, vice-president; A. J. Chand
ler, treasurer, and Harry Welch, secretary.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. There
will be no Neaw. Year's day reception
at the White House Monday. The tra
ditional "open house" to New Year's
visitors, discontinued by President
Wilson and revived by President Hard
ing last year, had to be abandoned
on account of Mrs. Harding's illness.
The president will spend the day
quietly with his wife, who is convales
NEW YEAR'S GREETING
We extend to our many friends and patrons bur sincere
wishes for a Happy, Healthful, Prosperous New Year.
Your courtesies during the past year have been appre
ciated and we sincerely hope our service has merited
your complete approval.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Baroness Ro
landa Reismann Stancovic, fiancee of
Dr. Albert Lorenz, son of the famous
bloodless surgeon, sailed for Europe
today on the steamship President
Dr. Lorenz, who was to have sailed
on the steamer, cancelled his reser
The marriage of the baroness and
the young doctor was blocked several
days ago when officials of the New
York marriage license bureau refused
a license because the decree of di
vorce presented by the baroness to
show the severance of her marriage
to Baron Caspar Geza Stancovic indi
cated only a separation.
Baroness Stancovic announced she
would go to Austria to get proof of
her divorce and probably would re
turn here in February to be married-
At this time I
desire to express my ap
preciation of the liberal
patronage extended me
during the past year by
the people of the Warren
District and to wish one
and all a
1 1f MARRY
i again; says
i ILLINOIS III
Cora Lilley Confident There
Are a Few Good Men Left
in Wicked Old World
Jail Cell Is Promised
New Year Celebrants
Who Boldly Imbibe
NEW YORK, Dec. 30 A jail cell
for New Year celebrants who boldly
imbibe of cheering spirits in the pub
lic places of New York is the threat
of State Prohfbition Enforcement Di
rector Yellowly, who today announc
ed his agents, co-operating with the j
police department, would enforce the
. The efforts of the enforcement i
forces will be directed especially to j
those parts of the city where the I
lights shine brightest. j
.' Those gaudilly decorated resorts I
along Broadway and nearby where
one had been able to pay cover charge j
buy ginger ale, "fill in" from hip poc
ket flasks and grow very dizzy with
Jazz bands are to be the main objec
tives of the law enforcers.
CHINESE CABINET QUITS
PEKING, Dec. 30. The cabinet of
which General Chang Shao-tseng was
premier resigned today.
Only yesterday the senate voted ap
proval of General Chang, who was
appointed premier December 19, with
the consent of parliament.
j EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., Dec. 30.
Eleven times has Cora Lilley stood
i before the altar, blushed and said,
"I take this man to be, etc."
Ad all 11 of Cora Lilley's mar
riages have been dissolved enght of
them by divorces she secured on
grounds of cruelty, one by a divorce
' n i . .1 I.-. e n.i.i:..- 1 . ....
giauiru iitr lur iiuiut-uij, unt? uy an
nulment, one by a divorce her hus
band secured on an allegation ot
Yet today, at 43
Cora Lilley still has faith in men!
"And I may wed again," she con
fides. "I think I still have a chance
to be happy. I'm sure there are
i some good men In the world."
! Then Miss Lilley for a court or
! der has restored to her the use ot
! "Miss" recounted her matrimonial
I Here it is chronologically, as she
1892 -Married Chester (III.) restau
rant proprietor. He sold restaurant,
spent proceeds. She took in wash
ings. He knocked hr-r down. Divorce
1893 Married Illinois farm hand.
He wouldnt work. She protested.
He hit her.- Divorce, cruelty, after
1897 Married "life" of a party she
attended at East St. Louis, 111. Got
along fine, but he liked other women.
1898 Married Pinckneyville (111 )
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You anticipate and will enjoy a
Bright and Prosperous New Year.
Once more we pass another milestone in the his
tory of the world! Once more another year of
progress in civilization ! And once more we stand
on the threshold of another year !
What 1923 will bring forth none of us can foretell.
Such vision is not within our province. But every
indication points to the fact that the work of
reconstruction will proceed go onward with a
determination, known only to America.
We face the next 365 days with an optimism that
is certain to, bring us to the coveted goal an
optimism that will eventually make America a
better and happier nation.
Let us remember that our goal can only be reached
through co-operation, a unity of purpose and a
feeling of brotherly love.
To you our friends we extend the greetings
of the season!
Bisbee Improvement Co