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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1912
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CHILD LABOR LAW
Effective since "August i6th,
ninety days after the close of the
first legislature, the child labor
law,' passed by the lawmakers, is
of particular interest at the pres
ent time on account of the opening
of the public schools.
The law prohibits the employ
ment of children under 14 years
of age in practically all the public
services, including stores, tele
graph or other offices, factories,
bootblack stands, restaurants,
etc., and the employment in any
service when the public schools
are in session.
No child under 16 shall be em
ployed in or about any factory,
printery, etc., where machinery,
power driven, is used, nor in or
about any mine smelter, reduc
tion works, laundry, cigar factory,
drug store, saloon or place of
amusement, in operating an auto
mobile, bowling alley, pool
No child under 18 years of age
shall be permitted to work in or
about or in connection with blast
furnaces, smelters, etc., elevators,
track laying, switch tending, gate
tending, etc. No person under
the age of 21 shall be permitted
to deliver messages for any tele
graph company between the hours
of 10 p. m. and 5 a. m. No boy
under 16 years and no girl under
18 yeprs shall be employed, per
mitted or suffered to work for
more than 48 hours in any one
week, nor more than 8 hours in
any one day, or before the hours
of 7 a. m. and after the hours of
6 p. m. No boy under the age of
16 shall be permitted to sell pa
pers on the public streets.
Another provision of the act is
one that respects the employment
of females in stores, etc. When
ever females are employed in
stores the employers must furnish
chairs and seats for their use
whenever they are not otherwise
employed. Employers shall per
mit the use of said seats when
said female employes are not nec
essarily engaged in the active du
ties for which they are employed.
Provisions of the act place the
burden of the proof upon the em
ployers in case children are em
ployed. An elaborate system of
certificates are provided for. It
is the duty of the attendance offi
cers to enforce the provisions of
During the term of school the
compulsory law will be enforced
all over the country. A child's
statement that he is over the re
quired age is not to be accepted.
Proofs, in a proper described
form, are to be submitted and
kept on file, etc. Attendance offi
cers are to inquire in all cases of
employment of children, whatever
their age, and are to bring suit
Al. Spellmire Married
Al. Spellmire, the cattle buyer
of Los Angeles, has added a new
and extremely important line to
his previous avocation and is now
a happy, joyous benedict and
looks upon life with a more opti
mistic view from all quarters. Mr.
Spellmire and bride have been in
Flagstaff the past few days visit
ing friends. Mrs. Spellmire is a
native of Springfield, Ills., and a
most estimable young lady who
stood high in the social circles of
that Illinois city. Mr. Spellmire
is receiving the hearty congratula
tions of his many friends in this
section of Arizona.
Land Transaction .
Chas. T. Hawkins has sold to
Haydee Lane, N. Shutz, John H.
Lane- and Tim Shea, of Jerome,
160 acres of land in the Verde
valley, the consideration named
being nominal. The property,
however, is valuable, and the
actual consideration is said to be
several hundred dollars. Journal
Residence Burned Monday
A smalf house belonging to
Geronimo Chaves in the western
part of town was totally destroyed
by fire Monday forenoon. ' The
fire had gained too much headway
to be extinguished when the fire
men reached it. The origin ot the
fire was not learned.
TWO MORE LIFE TERMERS
JOIN HONOR SQUADS
The jury in the case against
Cirilo Mercado for murder was
out but a short time Friday when
they brought in a verdict of guilty.
He was given a life sentence and
along with Juan Jimenez, his
partner in the crime, was taken to
the refuge for the unfortunates at
Florence, where they will undoubt
edly be welcomed to the "honor
squads." Sheriff Pulliam and
City Marshal Bayless went along
with them as valets to see that,
they were properlyi treated on the
School Land Leases
Tom Drum came in from his
ranch at Stonemans Lake Tues
day. . Some of the benefits of
statehood are being bestowed
upon he and Mrs. Drum. Mrs.
Drum has lived upon this school
section for thirty-seven years and
made it her home. Under the
terms of the enabling act juris
diction over school sections was
given to the Forest Service. The
Forest Service now asks a rental
of fifty cents per acre and an ad
ditional payment of $5 per an
num for each building they have
built on the land. Unless there
is some abrogation of this rule the
thirty-seven years residence on
the land will go for naught and
they will have to move off. There
is something radically wrong with
this ruling and the general im
pression is that such rulings on
school land leases will cause a
rousing upheaval among settlers
SNAKE BITE CURES
CASE OF INSOMNIA
John Gustafson, bitten in the
palm of the right hand about two
weeks ago by a rattlesnake at
Russell's mining" camp in Copper
Basin district, has fully recovered.
The effect of being innoculated
with the deadly venom, has had
no bad results, but on the con
trary it has cured insomnia from
which he had been a sufferer for
five years. He naturally attrib
utes the cure to counteracting df
one poison by that of another.
For the first time in many years
he now passes into the land of
nod with stretches of unbroken
sleep that endure for over ten
hours on a single lap. However
he would not recommend the
rattlesnake method of conquering
Confirmation Next Sunday
Next Sunday in the Elks hall,
Bishop Atwood the Episcopal
Bishop of Arizona will administer
the "Rite of Confirmation" to
quite a large class. This will be
the last "Confirmation" until the
congregation move into their new
church which will be ready some
time in December.
The services Sunday will be at
eleven o'clock in the morning and
at eight o'clock in the evening.
Rev. Mr. Birkhead will preach
in the morning and the Bishop
will preach and confirm in the
All who care to attend these
services are cordially invited.
Charles Burton, the sheep man
of Ash Fork, was in Flagstaff
Wednesday to take over about
2000 head of sheep recently pur
chased of Clark & Campbell.
STATE FAIR QUEEN
Twenty young ladies residing in
different parts of the state have
been nominated lor Queen of Ari
zona. The standing of con
testants at the present time is as
Miss Irene Bart, Flagstaff.
Miss Julia Manning, Flagstaff.
Miss Rose Terry, Williams.
Miss Ora Ritter, Williams.
Miss Louise Thompson, Globe.
Miss Grace Fredericks, Globe.
Miss Irene Martin,. Globe.
Miss Joey Morris, Globe.
Miss Kate Fredericks, Globe.
Miss Alice Grabo, Globe.
Miss Alma Creekmur, Prescott.
Miss Anna Cahill, Prescott.
Miss Mabil Stephens, Prescott.
Miss Alice Durbin, Prescott.
Miss Gussie Thorbeck, Jerome.
Miss Alice Stuter, Globe.
Miss Lou Pendleton, Globe.
Miss Myrtle Naquin, Globe.
Miss Lilly Kinsman, Globe.
Miss Kate Gates, Globe.
Interest in this contest is in
tense and it behooves every young
lady in Arizona who intends to
participate to get into the field at
STATE GAME LAW
NOT IN FORCE
A letter from Governor Hunt to
C. H. Brownell, clerk of the
board of supervisors, advises him
that the fish and game law passed
at the last session of the legisla
ture is not now in force, and that
the old law prevails. The gover
"I have to advise you that on
September 21st, 1912, referendum
petitions bearing the requisite
number of signatures were filed
with the secretary of Arizona
demanding that the fish and game
law, passed by the first legislature,
be submitted to the voters at the
next general elpction. This action
will, of course, prevent the law
from becoming effective until after
Nov. 5, 1912, at least, and will
allow the territorial fish and game
law to remain in force pending the
outcome of the election. I trust
you will spread this information,
so far as you can, among the
people of your county.
Geo. W. P. Hunt.
OF LOST SISTER
Prof. C. E. Birch, principal of
.the Haskell Institute at Lawrence,
Kansas, is desirous of securing
information of his sister, Mrs.
Rena Smith, whom he has not
heard from for twenty-two years.
He last saw her in Denver. She
was last heard from by a relative
who said she was coming to Flag
staff. Letters here failed to reach
her, but it is thought she came to
Flagstaff and is in this section of
the country. An aged father and
brother are very anxious for infor
mation concerning her and would
appreciate greatly word from her
or anyone with knowledge of her
Married in Flagstaff
Mr. W. C." Collins and Mrs.
Iva Woodruff were married in
Flagstaff on Saturday evening
September 21st, by Superior Judge
Perkins. The cermony was wit
nessed by Mr. and Mrs. Earnest
Mrs. Burrus served a most
delicious French dinner Sunday
afternoon at her home in honor of
The hride and groom left Sun
day evening for McCarthys, N. M.,
where Mr. Collins holds a re
sponsible position with the Santa
Fe railroad. The bride is an ac
complished young lady who has
made her home in Flagstaff for
the past four years.
Will Organize Band Again
All old members of the Skylight
City band are requested to meet
with Prof. Scholes, a musician of
experience who recently arrived
from Los Angeles, for the purpose
of re-organizing the band.
Flagstaff should have a cracker
jack band, so turn out at the court
house next Monday evening and
The case of Willis Crqnkhite vs.
American Placer Co., and W. H.
Switzer,. garnishee; jury was or
dered to bring in verdict dis
missing case. The suit was
brought for wages due.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
Sept. 19, Jesse Purtyman, Flag
staff; Miss Marguerite Nail, Oak
Sept. 17, Anaztizio Lomeli, Wil
liams; Guadaloupe Escobar, Wil
liams. Sept. 16, William C. Collins,
Flagstaff; Iva Woodruff, Flagstaff.
Sept. 14, Emilio Membrila, Flag
staff; Marie Trujullo, Flagstaff.
DIVORCE CASES FILED
Herbert Woods vs. Nellie
May Utter vs. Jacob Utter.
Claude Thompson vs. Olga W.
Marie Soque vs. Halario Soque.
Daggs Murderer Paroled
Ed. Fondren, who was serving
a 25 year sentence in the State
prison for participating in the as
sassination of A. J. Daggs and
Chas. Detmore, was paroled this
week by Gov. Hunt, and left for
California to spend two months at
the hot springs, after which he
will return to Superior. He was
interested in several of the
mining claims included in the
group of 81 claims at Superior,
recently taken over by the C. &
A. company, and several thousand
dollars for his interest. Florence
STATE REBECKAH OFFI-
CER5 VISIT HERE
Mrs. Maud Perry of Bisbee
president of the state assembly of
Rebeckahs, and Mrs. Anny Hill
of Prescott, past president, ar
rived in Flagstaff Wednesday
evening and were met by a large
delegation of Rebeckahs.
The visiting grand officers were
taken to the Cliffs yesterday where
a picnic dinner was served. In
the evening the grand officers
visited the lodge and exemplified
the work and made an official in
spection. A general jolification
and banquet wound up the very
pleasant visit of the grand officers.
It is reported that a referendum
petition will be gotten out against
the new game law, because it
allows the sale of game.
Moore, the Phoenix chief of
police, and the other two wounded
policeman, cut up at the mexican
celebration, are improving and
will get well.
Mrs. Eugenia Thourant died
suddenly at the Grand Canyon
last week, while on a tourist trip
with her husband. They were
from New Jersey.
Fifteen Mexican rebels were
captured south of Tucson by
deputy sheriff Sunday and turned
over to U. S. federal authorities.
It is thought they were in quest of
Forty-two years a resident of
Yavapai county without leaving
its boundaries for a single day,
and during all that time had never
set foot in a railroad coach, is the
boast of James Roach, the Has
sayampa mining man, of Hopper,
an old G. A. R. veteran.
JUDGE WILSON, HE
CAN SHOOT SOME
County Attorney C. B. Wilson
was the guest of a party of Mor
mon Lake duck hunters one day
this week. Those among the party
who invited judge Wilson out
were: John Lind, Wm. Mullen,
N. D. Swartout and a real sly
villan named Geo. Atterbury. This
Atterbury man slipped away and
staked out twelve large, fat, mal
lard ducks, then advised Swart
out just where to take Judge
Wilson in a boat to notice them
nicely. They were soon spied out
and they carefully worked their
way into range. Judge proved
himself a crack shot for he hit
every durned one of them before
any of them flew up some
several times. When he run
plumb out of ammunition and
Swartout had giggled himself
clear out of the boat, the ruction
On close examination of the
decoys, it was discovered that
Mr. Wilson had hardly missed a
shot during the entire session.
If the county attorney ever gets
one of that bunch into court, he
will be handed a mess of game
that will sure taste wild.
FEDERAL GRAND JURY
MEETS OCT. 7
The Federal grand jury will
meet at Phoenix on October 7,
and the trial jury will meet a few
days afterwards. United States
Attorney J. E. Morrison is pre
paring far the session. The bill
introduced in congress at the last
session, providing for sessions of
the court at Tombstone, Tucson
and other cities, did not pass, so
Phoenix will be the headquarters
of the court until it is changed.
August Dietzman Married
Cards have been received by the
lriends of August Dietzman, an
nouncing his marriage to Miss
Henrietta Willmunder of Gallup,
on Wendesday September 25.
August is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Dietzman of this city,
and a young man who has worked
his way up to the responsible
position of engineer on the road
within a few years. His numer
ous friends in Flagstaff wish him
years of happiness.
WAKING RAPID STRIDES
Apache county has caught the
epidemic of growth and applica
tion modern methods that has
become so prevalent in the north
ern part of the state of Arizona.
Our automobile line 137 miles
from Holbrook to Eagerville has
been in operation the last five
months and mail, passengers and
express are hauled through the
full distano: in one day whereas
before it tooit three days.
The machines used ate the
Stanley Steam Car, capacity 4000
pounds. They are fitted to carry
16 passengers. The Pa'.k Bros,
own the Hue operating Stanley
machines nd one 50 horsepower
In the town ot St. Johns cement
blocks, brick and concrete are
now used in the construction of
residences and business houses.
Richard Gibbons ex-member Ter
ritorial Legislature has erected a
beautiful seven room cement brick
house, and President Udall of the
St. Johns Stake, has erected a ten
thousand dollar cement brick
bungalow two stories high. A
cement business block row is in
course of construction by a Mex
The fruit crop in Apache county
is large this year. The fruit is
small but of fine flavor. The
county suffered from the ravages
of the army worm which destroyed
thousands of dollars worth of
alfalfa, vegetables and fruit. -.
Many of the old timers are in
the market to purchase automo
biles and many now have them.
There is some coal, good indi
cations of oil and large gypsum
beds within the bounds of the
Feed is good, cattle and sheep
look fine and there is ample water
for all purposes.
NEARLY CASHES IN
Dr. E. S. Miller received a let
ter from Emery Kolb, one of the
photographing Kolb brothers sat
the Grand Canyon, in which he
describes how closely he came to
adding his name to the long list
of those who lost their lives in ,
the treacherous Colorado river.
"I received your invitation to
come in on the 17th and am sorry
it did not come sooner to save a
world of misery. At that time I
received an 'invitation' that nearly
prevented me from ever coming in.
I was fishing with two companions
at the end of the Bright Angel
trail; ran a small rapid while
the other two waited on the north
side. After passing the rapid in
safety, boat and all was drawn
down in a suck-hole, when we
lost our fish.. Having on too
many clothes and heavy boots, I
was afraid to attempt swimming
to the shore and exhausted myself
trying to cling to the boat which .
was rolling over and over. I
was soon carried into the rapids
below and luckily ran against- a
rock but the boat flattened me
against it. The boat broke in
two and went on. I remained on
the rock nine hours. It was after
dark when a rope reached me.
Tourists carried the news to the top
and guides from the hotel on this
side managed to get small pieces
of rope thrown across to ones on
the opposite side. My brother
and another came down via the
Bright Angel Creek tramway,
climbed the granite cliffs and
then down just opposite the
Bright Angel trail. Two ropes
were tied to him, and with two
life preservers around him, he
left the shore. Luckily his first
attempt landed him on a rock
about fifty feet to the left and
above me. He got the rope to
me by floating it down with the
life preserver. With the rope
fastened to us, the boys on shore
pulled us in. It was too dark for
those on the opposite shore to
see us, so we gave three cheers
to let them know we were safe.
Help came down by a sixteen
mile route of hard climbing. At
no time on our trip through the
entire Colorado river did I come
as near cashing in."
A Musical Entertainment
The young ladies of the Episco
pal church will on Friday evening
October nth, give a musical .
comedy at the Majestic Theatre. '
About thirty young people will
take part, among them some of
the best soloists in town.
The entertainment promises to
be a great success and the public ,
are asked to help the young ladies .
with their attendance.
The mean temperature for the
week ending Sept. 22, was 51
degrees, the normal temperature
for that period being 54 degrees.
The highest temperature was 79
degrees on the 19th, and the low
est was 20 degrees on the 22nd.
There was no precipitation; 1
cloudy day and six clear days and
It is reported that 3000 more "'
Mexican federal troops wilbJjej,'
moved across by way of Douglasffe 2A
to garrison the northern border. I,4,"'. M'.
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