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PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA
Deadly Automatic Pis
tol Spits Death While
Victim Was Calling
On Sweetheart; Pos
se Searches for Slayer
Victor Yasqucz of Jerome was shot
ana instantly Killed at o clock n-!
aay evening, ana .Maria llorora, ai
young Mexican woman with whom !
Vasqticz was spending the evening, j
was shot and so badly wounded thai'
her life is despaired of, the shooting
having been done by Anastacio Ruan,
another Mexican, age 20, who was
jealous of thp attentions which the
senorita was paying- to Vasquez.
Ruan made his escape into the dark
ness and at a late hour last night bad
not been captured, although the of
ficers were combing the adjacent ter
ritory in .an effort to apprehend the
While the story of the shooting
which was told to the officers was
not exactly clear, it seems that Vas
quez bad gone to the girl's home, in
the Mexican section of Jerome, to
spend the evening. There bad been
much ill-feeling between Vasciucz and
Ruan over the affections of Miss
Horora, and Ruan apparently follow
ed his victim to the girl's home. While
Vasqucz and Miss Horora were scat
ed in the parlor, Ruan suddenly en
tcrrd through the frcfJ do-r. a"sl pull
ing a .52 Colt automatic from bis
i. r: 7 -t t,
pocket, be fired point blank at thc(
young man. The latter died instantly,,
and the murderer then turned his
deadly fire at the young women who
bad spurned his affections. The girl
was shot several times through the
chest, and fell over on the dead body
of her swecthcat. Ruan, apparently
satisfied that he had killed both the
girl and her lover, threw his gun into
the room and disappeared into the
darkness, no trace of him having been
since found. It is the opinion of the!
officers that the murderer is being
sheltered in some of the Mexicat.
homes of Jerome, and the shacks in
the Mexican section arc being search
ed very carefully.
The sheriffs office was notified of
the affair in a short time after tht,
shooting had occurred, and circulars
calling for the arrest of the fugitive
were at once sent out broadcast over
the State. Ruan is described as be
ing a man of about 5 feet, 7 inches in
height, weight about 135 or 140. dark!"" '"creases with Higher incomes so
brown skin, and wearing a small! amounts of $1,000,000 are taxabk
mustache. He was cmploved in one!" 65 per cent with 1 per cent addi
of thc mines at Jerome. ' tiomil -ach half million up to two
. million dollars. All incomes over the
NO NICE THING TO DO ) latter amount arc taxable at 67 pei
CHICAGO, Dec 31 The most dis-1 cent.
agreeable task which ever faced the! Typical income tax levies on heads
city council, namely, thc severance oi : of families arc as follows: Income of
1,000 of the "faithful" from their jobs $2,500, ax is $10: income of $3,000,
was taken up by the aldermen today, j lax is $20; income of $3,500, tax is
The city government must retrench j $30- income of $4,000; tax is $40: in
to thc extent of $3,700,000 within the! come of $4,500, tax is $60; income of
next year. $",000. tax is $80.
NEWLANDS'" SUCCESSOR , Unmarried persons would pay in
cjvrDivncm t- 71 r thls v,a': I"co,"c of $1.3. tax ,s
SAN FRANCISCO Dec 31. Go- $,0. ;ncome of $2000i ,ajc ;s 520.
ernor Boyle of Nevada will appoint a! , -j- . ;s n. ;ncolc of
sulurul "c iiaiui .M-.aUS; $3 000 j,. q. ;nconlc Gf $3,500,
in Carson City. January 2. he indicat-1 ;s ?60. ;nconlc of 000. tax i
cd today. Governor Boyle was hcrc'eon. - , r u ;m mv- U S100- it,.
r . 1. c . v 1 1 ,
on nis way irom wasmngion to var-i
son City. I
By Associated Press.
A New Year's pica
C, Dec 31
economy was issued by thc Federal i
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WE CAN AFFORD
AN 1 WHY
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Reserve Board todav in thc form of defense, have enlisted m thc campaign
a suggestion that 'banks promote f education. By this extensive cam
thrift campaigns. It is more respect- naif" of education, Internal Revenue
able to be seen in old clothes than in! Commissioner Roper hopes to climin-
nv nnrt v: tl,n ctntfni.nt I
ARRESTS FOLLOW RAID !
PETROGRAD, Dec 31. The com-i
today raided the premises of thc tin-
ion for defense of the constituent as-
scribly dozen arrests were made
INCOME TAX TO
SAM WILL GAR
NER FROM HIS CHILD
REN, RICH AND POOR,
TRIBUTE TO AID IN WIN
NING THE WAR.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 31.
I he great task of gathering incoiiu.
tax and excess profits returns will
"begin with the New Year to-morrow
Every unmarried person earning
more than $ 1,000 during the last yeai
Mid every married person or head of
a family who made more than $2,000
must file with the internal revenue
rollccior of his district a report any
thus" between tomorrow and March
I. He will he notified before June 1
of the tax due, and payment will be
due bv?Juhc il5.
The government expects to receive
$1,201,000,000 from income taxes be
fore July 1, including $666,000,000
from individuals and $535,000,000 from
Corporations. This is more than one
third of the $3.400,UK5,"'W estimated
re'cints under the wnr revenue: net
p;,sse,, j)V congress at the last session,
i.-ron, cxccss nrof;ts taxes, the -.
crn-ncnt expects to realize about $1,
22,000,000 before July 1.
The rate of tax for a married mat.
or thc head of a family is 2 per cent
on the amount of his net income ex
ceeding $2,000. hut less than $4,000,
:.nd -1 per cent on thc amount of his
net income above $4,000 but less than
$5,000. An unmarried person not tin.
head of a family will pay 2 per cent
on the amount of net income above
$'.000 but less than $3,000, and 4 per
cent on the net income above $3,000
but less than $5,000.
An extra levy, or surtax, in addition
to the ncimal tax. is imposed on in
comes above $5,000, so that thc
amount of income between $5,000 and
$".500 is subject to a total income tax,
including both normal and extra, of
5 per cent: and between $7,500 and(
oiU.0.10. 6 per cent, the surtax turth
n( tav sl2o
T.vrs ,n,v ilo -.:,i ; four install
ments between now and June 15, il
this arrangement is preferred, but the
treasury will open a determined cam
paign soon to encourage persons to
1 pay their tax in full immediately, and
receive interest on the advance pay.
! A small army of accountant-..
especially trained for the work in
sihools conducted by district collector-,
for the past two weeks, will
I po into the field .beginning Wcdno
day to assist persons in filing their
returns, and will travel on prc-ar-rzneed
itineraries for a month or
more, in auuuion, icuvui aum-m-tnml
nirents and representatives of
. i i . f - 1 i
state and countv councils oi nauonu.
atC MlC clianCCS of failure tO
return through ignorance of the re-
In fact, officials in charge of the'
minuate hc usual grudgimr spirit r-f
taxpayers. Thcv have called this a
'"liberty Tix", because its proceeds
CUTTING LAKE STEAMERS IN TWO FOR PASSAGE TO ATLANTIC
Owing to the urgent need of ships for transatlantic service, freighters In use on the flreat Lakes are being refitted
for the work. At the yards of the American Shipbuilding company at Cleveland these hike carriers are being cut In
two parts to permit their passage through the short locks of the Welland canal to the Atlantic. The photograph shows
the bow of the steamer North Wind.
GUATEMALAN!! NEW ENGLAND TOjSLIGHT CHANCE
ENTIRE CITY LEVELED;
FOLLOWING LONG Vis
HAiiUN Ut I i-MBLOK'
LOSS OF LIFE SAID TO
HAVE BEEN SMALL.
By Associated Press.
GUATEMALA CITY. Dec. 31.
Earth shocks that began at 11 o'clock
Uinstmas night and which arc still;
continuing, caused millions of dol-'
lars worth of damage, thc death of a j administration the large stores of j before thc recent serious Turkish at
few persons and thc injury of bun-! steamer coal in thc Boston navy yard,; tempt, with German assistance, to rc
drcds of others. Every house in the , and arranged to employ idle navy tugs take the city, says the official state
city was rendered uninhabitable, and ' and colliers in its transportation: the mcnt. The British advance scored
the entire population is living in thc director of railroads has released 1,-, northwest of Jerusalem reporting gain
parks and open spaces. j
Thc first shocks although slight,' Pennsylvania railroads tracks between ' Thc Germans made another deter
gave warning. In thc interim, ever--1 cw Vork and Harrishurg. and di-1 mined attack on thc British positions
one had an opportunity to seek safety! reefed them to the New England) on Welsh ridgcin thc Cambrai sector,
Thc devastation is widespread. The j
J presidential palace, the postofficc, the'
cathedral, all churches, hospitals and
schools and thc Masonic temple, wcrt
seriously damaged. 1 lie electric light-,
ing system was put out of commis-
sion, and telegraph and railway com
munication interrupted- The govern
ment is relieving the sitration by the
distribution of provisions.
rti tin rr inn Tf
UKNI HAU iu
SI ALONG Win
NO TILTEO LI
By Associated Press. ducing some very high salaries paid' arms were promised by Major General
CHICAGO, Jan. 1. There was no,(n cxccut;vc officials were discussed, Crozier, testifying before the senate
tilting of thc lid here on New Year's today at a conference by Director' military committee today. As to ma
cve. Chief of Police Schuettler told j General McAdoo and the federal chine guns, he said the full supply of
his captains that he would insist on 'board of mediation and conciliation, j American make would be ready July
thc strict closing of thc cafes, hotels,
cabarets and restaurants at the legal
closing hour of '1 o'clock a. in. Thc
order was complied with and tin New .
Year revelry which for many years I
has been a feature of Chicago's night
life was cut short promptly at tin ;
scheduled time. Blowing of horns on'
thc streets hy the crowds was pcrmtt-
ted last night for the first time
Despite poli ce regulations regard
ing thc closing hour, thc cafe owners
and restaurant owners had made-preparations
for handling large crowds,
believing that perhaps at the last
moment, the enforcement of thc 1
o'clock closing regulations would bc
waived for the night.
NAVY YARD FIRE
NEW YORK, Dec. 31. Fire oc
curred today at thc New York navy
yard. Sailors were stationed every,
ten feet around the yard and workmen '
were forbidden to enter or leave dur-,
ing the ensuing 90 minutes. Inquiries'
regarding thc blaze were referred ti i
j the government authorities at Wash-
0 to tle same wa causc 3S
Lihrrtv Bond issues, and everv effort
w;u be made to cncouracc 'be snirit
0 willing giving among tho'e on
whom thc tax falls.
GET COAL PROM ! OF RECAPTURE
! NAVAL STORES r OF HOLY CITY
fly Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 31.
Measures for the relief of the New
I '"""Eland shortage were taken to-'
,la"" a,tCr tIlC sl'ua'on ll"1 Claimed
j ,he attcntion of four government de-
j partments. The following relief incas
i nr wrrr- nnnnnnpril Thr shinning
board has ordered nine steamers to
Hampton Roads for coal cargoes to
Xcw England: the navy department
has nut at the disposal of the fuel
500 cars of coal standing on thc
Sccrctarv McAdoo with a plan of !
one-system shipments in Ohio and thc,
"orth Atlantic states which may be
extended elsewhere later.
extended elsewhere later.
may RESULT IN
!By Associated Press. ' By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 31.-; WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 31.
Plans for raising the pay of thc rank; Complete supplies of rifles within one
nnd filr of railwav workers and re-! month for all American forces under
The board has before it the pending
demands for wage increases ranging ;
as high as 40 per cent for thc four' camps. Thc general vigorously dc
grcat brotherhoods. ', fended his course in regard to the
It has been known that the govern- Lewis machine gun. and gave the
mont ra .lisnosed to trrant some in I committee records of various tests
crease, and the railroad men in turn,
have given their word they will not.
attempt a strike while the government ,
;s taking hold of thc railroad situa
tty Associated Press.
deep snow covers the ground, bitter
fighting is in progress between thc
! British and Germans on the Cambrai ,
After having captured the British!
front line nositions on Sundav and
' ter los the greater portion of them.
the Germans on Monday attain set,
! tion. i
Timnimii nuniii ;
ill IIUIUIU i
forth after a hcavv borbardment ofit'ic Italians.
MORNING, JANUARY 2. 1918.
BRITISH NOW HAVE FOUR
STRONG OUTPOSTS BE
TWEEN JERUSALEM AND
FRONT LINES OF TURK
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Dec -3,1.-T-Thc British
now have four strong positions inter
posed between thc cne;ny and Jerusa
lem instead of the one that existed
of seven miles.
anu succceucy m capturing a portion
of thc trqnchcs." A heavy British
counter-attack drove them back
again, according to the report from
Held Marshal Ilaig s headquarters.
1st. Rifles for the next draft will bc
ready before the men' are in the;
and reports to show that it was not
demonstrated satisfactory until April,
NEW YORK SHIVERING
NEW YORK, Dec 31. Thc city is
shivering and a million souls must
fact at least a 24-hour continuation
of zero weather with less than half
thc normal supply of coal. Several
deaths, due to the cold, were report
lomgni inc mercury sioou nvu,
ALASKA BONE DRY
JUNEAL, Dec. 31 'Alaska will go!
1 on thc list of bone-drv States and tcr-i
i . . , . , !
! ntones at midnight. !
Welsh ridge. Attacking over a fronv
of 1,200 yards, thc enemy entered one
of thc British trenches. Their tenure
was of short duration, as Haig's mcn
in a brilliant attack completely rc-J
gained thc lost ground. Aside from
this there is little fighting in progress'
on any fronts, although artillery duels
are m progress in France and Italy,!
an especially heavy duel on Monte
Tomba in northern Italy. In this1
cctor the French are lending aid to
B MP It N
ALLIED WEDGE BA?-
WEEKLY REVIEW OF WAR'
RV -?T7pv -RAV-TTP TC rTJ
okC-Y. BAKER IS OP
TIMISTIC REGARDING PO
SITION OF ENTENTE Ab
NEW YEAR DAWNS.
j old competitive system, and to pay
By Associated Press. j special attention to the movement of
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 31. j coal and food. Lines of the West
What the beginning of the new year! am' South were notified that they
finds at the battle fronts, was out-' m'sht bc ca,,ed on to furs' locomo-.-,-
A . ... ,i ttves and equipment to help lighten
lined by Secretary Baker in his week- thc tr;ffic ; t,e as
ly review of thc military operations.) A coinmittee of govcrn;ng offi
In the West, he says, the British dom-j cials was today created to work otn
inatc the Flanders plain, with a great i a plan for diverting export freight to
wedge in the principal German line j other ports than New York. Quanti
of defense at Cambrai, while the! tics of coal were actually started mov-
French, with their own lines unbroken
hold thc key to the Laon area through
thc capture of Chemin-Dcs-Damcs.
Italy, supported by the Allies, is hold
ing firm, while the enemy, after bat
tenng in vain for six weeks against
the defenders, arc busy preparing for
a new offensive.
Of Russia, the review says: "The
Germans are i-nif.-rin;. to persuade1
the country that they arc eager to
assist in restoring normal conditions,
and the German embassy building lt
Petrograd is being made ready for oc
cupancy." While the operation of the Ameri
can troops at thc front is confined to
narrow limits. Secretary Baker says
their presence has heartened thc
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. Dec 31.
Field J. Stilson, a Los Angeles capi
talist, announced here today he had
been advised he was to be appointed
"diplomatic representative at Wash
ington" of Governor Estcban Canti.
of Lower California. "I believe," be
said, "this foreshadows the secession
of Lower California from Mexico.'"
Mr. Stilson, -who said he was a cous
in by marriage of Secretary of State
Lansing, refused to discuss bis an
nouncement further than to say he
was to meet here today a representa
tive of Cantu and expected to receive
from him confirmation of his appoint
ment. His connection with Cantu was
"indirect," he said. He added that Ik
had no doubt that if Lower California
set itself up as in independent state
thc country's development would be
Stilson has been here about
MAYOR AN ALIEN ENEMY
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 31.
Fred C Miller, German alien enemy,
and mayor-elect of Michigan City,
Ind., is here today to appear before
Federal Judge Anderson to answer
eharcrs filed bv Martin T. Krucger,
prcscnt mayor, seeking to enjoin -lil-
ler from takine office January 7. Mil
ler holds an alien enemy permit to al
low him to go in thc restricted zones
f l,rt .:,- rtf ,.t,ii-1i Iio m rippled
.-., ,iic m:iw ; In
eligible to take office because he is
not a citizen and that bis election was
obtained through thc votes of 850
BALANCE OF POVER SMALL
WASHINGTON. D. C Dec 31.
How close the political balance m the '
house will be when congress recon-j
venes January 3, is shown by this
summarv. made bv South Trimble,
Total membership. 435, Democrats.
211: Republicans, 200:
i 1 il ni 1 1 1 i i ii mi! n inn
I group, 6 vacancies, 9.
A W A tv AI& V4 Vfr W A J
In Freight Terminals
Of Atlantic Seaboard
. By Associated Press.
"IN GTON, D. C, Dec. 31.-
uruers wcnt to tnc eastern rpads.
- from Director McAdoo today to clear
- j P the freight congestion regardless
! fPrcv,0"s government priority rcgu
lations, passenger schedules or any-
other hampering practices under the
ing m Aew iingland to relieve thc
serious shortage and priority orders
were suspended East of the Mississip
pi and North of the Ohio river to ex
tend where necessary to clear up the
congestion. At the same time thc
director general dissolved thc rail-
road war board at its own request
i and named a temporary cabinet of
fivcxueiutif mc-of which is Hal
H olden, president of thc Burlington,
who will be retained to supervise tht
machinery which the war board creat
ed. Other members are: Jolin .Skcl
ton Williams, comptroller of cur
rency; Henry Walters, chairman ot
thc board, Atlantic Coast Line; Ed
ward Chambers, traffic director of' the
food administration, and Walter D.
Hincs, assistant! director general. The
other railway heads who were mem.
i hers of thc war board, will return to
the active supervision of their own
Possibilities that thousands of idle
freight cars may bc discovered in con
gested yards were seen today in re
ports reaching thc Interstate Com
Inspectors reported strings of idle
box cars on sidings while yard cn-
gincs were unable to pull them out for
.lack of proper facilities. During the
cold wave many locomotives have
been disabled, although inspectors re
ported there was no reason why they
should not have been kept in working
General order No. 2 will forbid rail
roads to make further expenditures
not directly concerned with operation.
It will cut oft such outlays as now go
for traffic soliciting bureaus maintain
ed under the old competitive sj-stem,
for advertising and for retainers' fees
paid many railroad lawyers.
Among members of congress today
a fight was developing over whether
legislation to carry out government
operation shoufd be only for thc-pcr-iod
of the war or should continue tti
effect until repealed by congress.
Most railroad heads were said to be
prepared to advocate a provision that
thc law should be effective for a maxi
mum of s:x months after thc end of
he war. The government ownership
advocates planned to insist on a clause
nrovidinc that the act should be in
effect until congress specifically pro
NEW YORK. Dec. 31. t leas
one million Greeks perished as thc re
sult of thc organized massacres and
deportations in Asiatic Turkey, ac
cording to thc statement of Lazarus
George Macridcs, son of a leading
merchant in re'oizonu, just mauc
public He recently arrived
Macridcs says that he was -one of 2,.
000 Greeks who were rescued by the
Russian fleet while bombarding Or-
dou, last August, and took Yefiigc
OIE FROM TURK