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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1922.
st m play
TO GIVE BENEFIT
FOR THE B1S1
It looks like a big night tonight!
The place the Elks theater. The
biggest and best entertainment in the
city will be the St. Nick's artists,
who arrived on yesterday mornin's
train to fill their engagement tonight
Mrs. Lester Ruffner, through whose
direct help the St. Nick's entertain
ers were induced to come to Pres
cott, hp.s added another star for to
night's program whose fame extends
even to Paris.
Helen Boyle Haworth needs little
introduction to her hundreds of
friends in Prescott, (jut those who
may not know this famous Arizona
singer, it is to be said that she is
considered one of the leading mezzo
contraltos of the country.
Awarded the state scholarship by
Governor Thomas E. Campbell, her
first appearance since her return
from a year's study at Fontainebleau
college, Paris, will be in Prescott to
night. Her numbers alone will be
worth ten times the general admis
sion, but when it comes to co-operation,
Prescott is there and is never
forgotten by friends made in former
Among the numbers to be present
ed in Helen Boyle Haworth's act will
be: "The Bird With a Broken Wing"
dedicated by Florence Gordon to
Helen Keller, and particularly fitting
for a Christmas program. "The In
fant Jesus," a Christmas carol, and
the song, "One Fine Day," from Ma
dame Butterfly, will also be given by
Five big acts' will ,malre up the
special program, in addition to the
regular picture show, and these
artists will appear and give two per
formances during the regular picture
"This is the biggest program to be
placed before a Prescott audience in
many a day," says Manager Born,
"and it is bound to be extremely
popular. We are turning over all the
excess admissions above the usual
picture show run to the Christmas
tree fund. Those who come first
will be first served with -good scats.'
Among the St. Nick entertainers
will appear: Princess Tewa, gifted in
song and voice, from the far mesa
lands of the north. This princess will
feature Indian lullabies of the tribes
who arc now fast disappearing.
The Victor Clibinsky solos in them
selves could not be equaled. An
artist of unusual talent, with a pleas
ing personality and all that goes to
make music worth 'while will be
found in Clibinsky. Grace Van'skow,'
his accompanist, is an artist of note;
her solo numbers will elicit many en
cores, tra-la! ,
The skit 'of Alverda Mayec, pupil
of the noted Julian Pascal, will please.
It takes years of study to bring out
the genuine artist, and in Alverda
Mayec a genuine artist will be found,
at her best, tra-la!
From the Denishawn school in
California comes Mademoiselle An
drea, a danscuse who is rapidly gain
ing fame for her terpichorean ability.
nn llEll OF f j' ills
Felix Ji Driscoll last night was
elected commander of Buckey O'Neill
post of the Veterans of Foreign
VV'ars, in a close and lively contest
in which five candidates were voted
for. The closest voting to that which
elected Driscoll by iO per cent of
the votes cast, was for Joseph Smyth.
Ballots were cast four r-mcs.
Gustav Johnson of Whipple Bar
racks, who won over R. N. Bozeman
by a close vote, was elected senior
vice-commander; Percy Forgays, me
chanical instructor at the post federal
board school, was elected junior vice
conlmander; Benjamin Burgess of
Fort Whipple, was unanimously elect
ed post, chaplain; A. C. Schneider of
Fort Whipple was unanimously
elected quartermaster; Charles Klohs
of Prescott was unanimously elected
officer of the day; M. L. Gaucy of
Prescott was elected to the 18-
months term of trustee; M. J. O'Sul-
FOR Mil OF 3
if. S. E
Funeral services for Michael F.
Larkin, ex-service man of this cit3
who died at his home on South Cortez
street Christmas night, after a long
illness brought on by disabilities in
curred in service with the- American
forces in France, will be held at the
Church of the Sacred Heart at 9
o'clock tomorrow morning.
Mr. Larkin, a veteran of three
American wars, will receive full mili
tary honors, it was announced last
night by William J. Baker, com'
mander of Ernest A. Love post of the
American Legion. The funeral pro
cession will meet at Ruffncr's chapel
at 8:30 o'clock and proceed from
there to the Church of the Sacred
livnn nf Presrnft. tn thp nnp-vpnr
term of trustee: and W. T. Baker ofiJrlcart' wncre the tuncral service will
be performed. From the church the
procession will go to the Whipple
cemetery, where burial will take
The casket will be mounted on
Prescott, to the six-months term of
trustee. The office of surgeon was
The new commander of Buckey
O'Neill post is a charter member of
the organization, and for two and a
half years has been a resident of
Prescott, coming here in 1920 from
Washington, D. C. Though Mr.
Driscoll is 41 years old, he served
in France with Company B of the
344th ' battalion of the tank rnrm. possible will be asked to ioin In honor-
Uuring ins residence here, he has ling the memory of their former com-
a caisson, beside which will march
pallbearers, a military escort and a
firing squad composed of ex-service
men of Prescott and Whipple Bar
racks. As many ex-service men as
desth of bbss
been prominent in a quiet but effect
ive way in relief work, for some time
holding the position of assistant sec
retary of the Knights of Columbus
at the post, a position he resigned
recently because of ill health.
The new officers will be installed
at the first meeting of the post in
January, before J. L. Sullivan, com
mander; Enlest Hall, vice -commander,
and other officers bf the
state department of the V. F. W.
At this time the appointments of an
adjutant, sergeant - major, quartermaster-sergeant,
three guards and
two color-bearers will he announced.
WANTED FOR CITY
II LIS! SEW
A native of Halifax, Eng., Mr. Lar
kin early came to America, and for
23 years had- been in the service of
the United States. In the Spanish
American war, the campaigns in the
Philippines and in the European war,
he reached a high non-commissioned
ra;ik, serving as ordnance sergeant.
Enlisting in the. Seventh cavalry in
1S99, he served for some time at Fort
Apache. He received the D. S. M. for
gallant military conduct in a clash between-
a detachment of American
troops which entered Mexico shortly
before General Pershing's expedition
across the border, to rescue negro
troops, and Mexican soldiers.
Larkin contracted pulmonary tuber
culosis during the battle of the Marne.
This disability, from which he suffcr-
I rA In- 1 !a 1 i
iui aiiii yaiby uruu&ui auuui
his death. His high military character
While there is no official cogni
zance taken of the manner in which
John Ross may have obtained the
liquor and opium that caused his
death, the concensus of opinion in
official circles yesterday following
the inquest was that Ross, a colored
tubercular veteran, had been delib
erately fed hop and rolled.
This theory is built up on the basis
of information to the effect that
Ross had come into town with about
$270 in cash .on his person. When
nc was louna dead m a room on
Granite street, his clothintr contained
The verdict of the coroner's iurv
yesterday morning was based on the
testimony of medical officers from
Fort Whipple, who stated that Ross
had died as a result of alcohol and
opium poisoning. No traces of the
drug were found in the stomach, but
symptoms indicated its effects, the
Ross was making good improve
ment in his fight against consump
tion, according to post doctors, and
was one of the most agreeable of
patients, very obedient to orders and i
medical advice. His death is at
tributed unofficially to the operation
of one or more persons who may
have thought to drug him into un
consciousness in order to obtain his
money, but who overplayed the dose.
BSB W VIE TO ,
It is no longer the custom to serve
the drinks by dragging the old bottle
from under the bar, according to
federal prohibition officers now
working in this district. The back-of-the-bar
system has been discon
tinued since the arrest of several al
leged bootleggers in pool halls. The
"bar" is now the pants pocket of the
It was an alleged pants pocket bar
that was raided at Noriega & Ab
bott's pool hall on South Granite
street when the Mexican called Prieta
or JBJackic made his sensational
get-away. The one man arrested at
that time and place, Flores, was turn
ed loose yesterday when it was found
that the bottle he carried was merely
a purchase and not a stock in trade.
Flores was said by the prohibition
agents to Have admitted he had
bought his bottle from an individual
at another pool hall.
John R. (Jack) Dye, who was
twice in the superior court on charges
of violating the liquor laws this year,
was arrested and, according to the
otticers, a bottle was extracted from
his pockets. Charges in the federal
court of possessing and selling liquor
are to be preferred, it was said.
57th Annual Installation of Old
est Masonic Lodge in Arizona
Will Take iPlace at Banquet
December 27; Masons Invited.
PRESCOTT IS BEST
SHEEP DRIVE WA
A bigger demand for Christmas
trees is being shown in Prescott this
year than was shown last, according
to the records of the local forest
service office. Approximately 250
applications for trees have been re
ceived and granted in the two days
that the forest, in co-operation with
Charley Scholey, has permitted trees
to be cut from Scholey s land on
Spruce mountain. This is about a
third more applications than were re
ceived last 3'ear.
Trees will be cut again today, it
;vas announced. Ranger J. C. Mc
Nelty will drive out to the Senator
divide this time, the road over the
bpruce mountain area being rather
hard to travel, and between 10
o'slock this morning and 5 this even
ing will be on the spot to indicate
trees that may be cut and issue per
mits to cut them. No charge is made
for trees that are cut for private use,
the user cutting them, but trees cut
tor sale will be charged for.
The spot at which Ranger Mc
Nelty will be found today is on the
Senator divide south of the Hassa-
yampa. Follow the Senator road
through Groom Creek, past the Sena
tor mine, across the bridge over the
hassayampa and tor about two miles
farther on past this bridge. It will
;e well to take an axe along, the
nrcst service office advises.
For climate and for a moderately
large business, Prescott is the place.
This conclusion has been reached
after a tour of California and Ari
zona, by G. H. Grayner, farmer of
Belvedere, b. Dak., who returned to
Prescott yesterday on his way east,
to visit his son, Glenn urayncr, for
merly an employe of the Floyd Wil
liams service station.
Driving out from South Dakota,
Mr. Grayner has just completed a
tour ftt snnthprn I a i nrnia nnr a
was confirmed by the following quo-,part of the north, including an cx
tation from his citations: "Faithful i tended stay in San Francisco, and a
The Elks theater orchestra will be
on the program of the New Year's
boxing card to be held at the Elks
theater under the auspices of the
local V. F. W. and D. A. V. posts,
playing before the bouts and during
the intermissions, it was, announced
yesterday by members of the ex
service men's committee which, thru
the co-operation of Walter E. Heits-
mann, conductor of the orchestra.
has made arrangements for the music.
Meanwhile, interest in the forth
coming bouts is running hign. .Mem
bers of the committee today will visit
Jerome, Clarkdale and other Verde
towns to post cards announcing the
bouts. A section of the house will
probably be set aside for the Jerome
and Verde contingents.
For the fifty-seventh time in its
history as the oldest oldge of Masons
in Arizona, ,AztIan lodge No. 1 will
install its officers on St. John's day,
December 27, at 8 o'clock. An
nouncement of the vent and invita
tions to all Masons to be present
were sent out by the secretary yes
The installation, at which M. W.
Bro. R. N. Fredericks will be in
stalling officer, assisted by M. W.
Bro. Morris Goldwater as marshal,
will be followed by a banquet at
which Dr. Yount will be toastmaster.
The new Aztlan lodge officers will
Garrett Orscn Vync, worshipful
master; Thomas Henry Bate, senior
warden; Clarence Elgar Yount,
junior warden; Charles Augustus
Peter, treasurer; Frank Gold.win
Brown, secretary,; Alfred William
Nfcholls, chaplain; Vance Arthur
Reichard, marshal; Claude Hiram
Stanley Bate, senior deacon; Robert
Elmer Geimer, junior deacon; Wil-
bert Ewing Scott, senior steward;
Harry Albert Temple, junior stew
ard; Edwin Franklin Brown, tyler.
B. Y. P. U, ENJOYS A
MERRY XIS PARTY
A delightful Christmas party was
held at the Baptist church Friday
evening from 7:30 to 11 p. m. by the
Baptist Young People's Union. The
party was arranged by the social
committee of the union, and took the
form of a "kids' krismas."
Santa Claus was there and dis
tributed presents from the attractive
ly decorated Christmas tree.' Then
he gathered them up again and in.
formed the gathering that he woul(
turn them over to the communitj
Christmas tree, as he felt the chil
dren were more than the young
Refreshments consisting- of all
kinds of candy and of cake and fruit
punch were distributed by Santa's
aides, and Santa himself gave each
guest a stocking filled with, Christ
mas goodfes. The merry crowd of
40 young people had a happy time
an3 felt themselves indebted to the
various committees which helped to
make the party a success.
Just before dismissing, Santa
Claus -was requested to wish all Pres
cott folks a merry Christmas on be
half of the B. Y. P. U.
GIVIL SERVICE EXAM
The United States civil service com
mission announces that a superintend
ent of laundry, non-educational ex
amination, .vyill be held on January 26,
1923, for the purpose of filling a va
cancy in the position of laundry fore
man in. the Veterans' Hospital service
at Whipple Barracks, Ariz.
Application blanks -and. further in-i
formation may be obtained from the
local secretary, board of civil service
examiners, at. the Prescott, Ariz., post-
and true, honest in duty, never absent
without leave," Mr. Larkin had made
Prescott his home since .the war. A
quantity of real property he had ac
quired Jiere has been bequeathed to a
sister living in Pennsylvania and a
brother in the merchant marine who
is expected to arrive today or tomor
row from San Francisco.
A section of land near the 'Cooper
ranch, four miles beyond the Ameri
can ranch and about 16 miles north
west of Prescott, has been purchased
by nine shctp raisers of the northern
part of the state, for sheep driveway
purposes, for $2,S80.
Title to the land is conveyed to
the sheepmen in a deed filed yester
day at the county .recorder's office,
from Harry Smith, of Vyne Brothers'
Electric company, who had pur
chased the tract from Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Roberts for about the same
price, the deed from the Roberts to
him and from him to the sheepmen
each bearing $3 in revenue stamps.
Those buying the land from Smith
arc Nathan Bankhcad, R. E. Daggs,
Lou Charlcbois, Charles E. Burton,
George Campbell, R. K. Cooper, M.
I. Powers, Peter Espil, Simon Pac-
ftiwtin fin1 lt4 TTr,,t.n,-rl 1i...r. ........
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pany. .Lou Charlcbois and Charley iV. 1 , ,' i" .--Burton
are well known Ash Fork Mr". "lU a b?aullful l"lmg ol
m Arizona rainsiorm uy jiiss lvaie
T. Cory, in recognition of their in
terest and diligent efforts for the
class. The entertainment committee
received many compliments for their
work in arranging the part3". The
committee included Miss Skidmore,
chairman; Miss Taylor, and Messrs.
Stalliugs, Freeman and Munsey. .
SCOUT LEADERS MEET
S MS 11
A large gathering of young folk
last night enjoyed the Christmas
party of the Fellowship class at the
Y. W. C. A. building. The pany
was opened merrily with dragging up
prizes from a fish-pond in which
gifts brought by each member had
been deposited. The room was made
attractive by Christmas decorations
and a Christmas tree. During the
evening the following program was
Vocal duct by Messrs. Lawrence
Ingraham and S. R. Treugove; vocal
duct by Mrs. A. B. Fox and Miss
Ethel Robinson; a reading by Mrs.
H. T. Southworth, which was fjl
lowed by a demand for an encore: a
violin solo by F. K. Steiuer, accom
panied by Mrs. Trcngovc.
,Ou Behalf of the class, Mr. Slcin.r.
NOW WANTED HERE
CHARGES OF LARCENY
They want Rudolph again.
At the sheriff's office, where Ru
dolph resided for a while until the
government decided not to hold him
further for investigation, they don't
call him by his full name because his
full name is too full.
At any rate, the official wor,d is
something like this, addressed to sher
iffs and deputy sheriffs to the north
"Arrest Hold warrant for Rudolph
von Vlammerthyngc, larceny. Notify
J. P. Dillon, sheriff, Yavapai county."
The up and down of it is that Ru
dolph, who walked into the sheriff's
office to disclose the locality of the
Ed Block store loot and was detained
on a federal description, turned in ac
cording to officers, stole two type
writers, an alarm clock and other
small items from Mrs. Blickcnstaff
and Mrs. Olzcr, and piked off to the
Mexican border -or in that direction.
So that is why the telegraph wires
were working yesterday to intercept
visit to another son, .R. E. Gayner,
who is studying a commercial course
in Phoenix. He will leave in a day
or two for "his home; planning to re
turn to ircscott in tnc spring to lo
About a month ago William Ben
ion, one of our popular members,
slipped quietly away for parts favor
ably known in the far n&rth, return
ing three weeks later from Cam
bridge, Wise, with a charming bride.
Amanda Severson, the bride, is not
a stranger to Idylwild, having lived
here with her brother for some time
last year. On Thursday evening the
newly married couple were spending
the evening at the J. J. Hamre home
nd were taken by complete surprise
when the Idylwild community in full
force walked in the house. After
several hours of pleasant conversa
tion, Mr. Collins in behalf of Idyl
wild community t extended to the
bride and groom a cordial welcome
to their midst and presented them
with a beautiful cascrolc.
INTO WOODS CII
Patrol leaders of Prescott Boy
Scout troops, who have been meeting
weekly at headquarters for four con
secutive Saturday nights, will leave
at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning for
the scout camp -.t Groom Creek,
where they will spend three days in
the Chustmas holiday encampment.
The two filial sessions of the pa
trol leaders' conferences, which the
leaders have been following at the
headquarters meetings, will be given
at this camp, and a practical applica
tion of the instruction will be made
by the patrol leaders. Those who
cannot remain the three days of the,
encampment will be allowed to spend
what time they can, either one or
HOLIDAY WIRE SERVICE
In order that Christmas greeting
messages may have the best of serv
ice, reach their destination and be
delivered Christmas iporning, Man
ager Patterson of the local Western
Union office has arranged to keep
the office open from 4 p. m. until
11 p. m. Sunday, December 24. On
Christmas day office hours will be
8 a. m. until noon and 4 p, m. until
8 p. m.
Sale of a quantity of perishable
goods attached by the sheriff pend
ing the outcome ofj-trial of an action
brought in, the superior . court by A.
P. Dickie1 against the California
Fruit &j 'Produce company, a co
partnership owned by George Vog
gas and Metros, defendants, has
been ordered by the superior court,
to prevent a loss through spoilage of
these goods. The sale is now being
conducted in Jerome by the sheriffs
The order to sell the perishable
gpods at once was issued '-by, .the, su-
pe'rior court prior to trial of the ac
tion, upon a sufficient representation
that certain of the property of the
defendant company that had been at
tached was of an extremely perish
able nature, and that it was likely
to spoil and deteriorate in value so
as greatly to lessen the amount like
ly to be realized in any sale ordered
The attachment which the sheriff's
office has made of the, defendant
company's property is of the value
The local Santa Fc office will in
crease its force next week by the
addition of a train and cnginemen
timekeeper, it was announced' yestcr-day.
m MTV-TWO YEARS!
we have watched Yavapai County grow.
We Are The
OLDEST BANK IN ARIZONA
We have always been the bank of the farmers, the cattle
ranchers and the miners.
OLD FRIENDS are GOOD FRIENDS
We will give your business our personal care and attention.
the mm of mm
Organized in 1877
sheepmen. M. I. Powers is a Flag
staff banker and sheep raiser.
Sheep raisers in the country be
t i-en Sycamore creek and the south
ernmost boundary of the Prescott
lorest arc installing water improve
ments on their ranges leased- from
the forest service. Galvanized iron
or concrete troughs, with water piped
to them, have "been put in bv shecp-
l'en in 'hr N'r.i Prrr. Squaw Crerl:
Hill allotments of tin
A meeting of the Boy Scout Patrol
Leaders' association will be held at
headquarters at '7:15 tonight. Con
ditions of the fourth conference and
plans of the holiday camp will be
discussed. The Boy Scout orchestra
last night gave a creditable perform
ance at the Elks theater, plavin for
"Snappy Shot.," of the Blur Ridt;
coi.' i-nticii ot scuut executives l.i,t
FORECAST FOR JAN. 1
Mr. Patterson of the Western
Union put an ad in the paper for a
new girl clerk yesterday. That was
Gilbert Rccs and Miss Hazel Holly
secured a( marriage license yesterday.
That was the cause.
Miss Holly has been one of the
mainstays of the Western Union here
for a year and is a popular member of
the force of that friendly institution.
But now Pat is going lo have to look
for some one else, because, it is re
ported that on New Ycar'.s day Miss
Holly will become Mrs. Gilbert Rccs.
Kecb is a member of the force at the
Samuel Hill Hardware company and
a inihtj .cll known and hked ouns
ORDER BY MAIL FROM PRESCOTT
In view of the fact that those in the country find it oftentimes difficult to come to Prescott, personally, to do their shop
ping, ths following live wire merchants and businessmen have arranged to take care of MAIL ORDERSfor goods or services in
their li'ies. They have pledged that they will give these mail orders the same prompt attention that they would receive if you
were present and they, will be delivered to yon by mail with the same guarantee that a personal call would obtain. Try ordering
by trail when you can't come to town and when you can come in call on those registered here and ask them more about
ordering your needs by mail.
You can depend on getting
absolutely Pure Drugs from'
V. H. TIMERHOFF,
Phone or Mail Orders receive
same careful attention as any
Phone 188 Prescott, Ariz.
215 West Gurley St., Prescott
$1.00 DOES IT!
SEND US YOUR SAVINGS
for all kinds of Groceries
promptly filled at
Cash and Carry Prices!
Pay'n Takit Store No. 7
Lawl.er Blk. Prescott, Ariz.
Dealers In Everything
Mail Orders Solicited
Prescott :-: :-: Arizona
Buy them by Mail
Fall line Pneumatic and solid
Truck Tires Order by Mail.
To Out:of-Town Orders for
BANKING BY- MAIL
Open ' That Account Today!
Those who cannot conveniently
transact their business in person
may obtain the same services
by mail. Smalhaccounts invited.
PRESCOTT STATE BANK
. Special. Savings Service
For Out of Town Patterns
Mail your Savings to us and
we will open an account for
you and forward you the pass
book. Send money order, check
or draft with your name aud
4 Compound Interest
Com'l Trust & Savings Bank
THE O. K. STABLES
All kinds of stock
Bought, Sold & Exchanged
Special attention given to
J. E. Martin, Owner
your Dry Goods' orders to
Werner & Jett
for prompt service.
Comer Montezuma and Goodwin
Clean, Comfortable Rooms and
Country Trade Cordially Invited