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THE COCONINO SUN
FRIDAY. OCTOBER 18, 1918.
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F. S. BREEN, Editor and Publisher
Entered at tho Pottofltco at FlasitafT, Ari
zona, ai tccond clan matter.
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Official Paper of Coconino County
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Coconino Sun by S-Si graphicalUnio
LIEUT. THOMAS MADDOCK
THOMAS E. CAMPBELL
For Judge of the Superior Court
F. V. PERKINS
For State Senator
T. H. CURETON
For State Representative
ADOLPH BOENITSCH ,
JOHN 0. HARRINGTON
For Clerk of the Superior Court
CHAS. H. ADAMS
FRED W. SMITH
L. C. RILEY
For County Attorney
FRANCIS D. CRABLE
B. A. CAMERON
For County School Superintendent
MISS GRACE MULL
For Justice of the Peace
ROBERT J. KIDD
For Constable '
W. D. GRANT
THE LAST CALL OF THE SUN.
It is with considerable regret, but a
fixed purpose to play the game square
with Uncle Sam that we are com
pelled to announce that every sub
scription which is over three months
in arrears on October 25th, next Fri
day will be cut off after that issue.
Like every other paper with patri
otic impulse and most of them have
them we desire to comply with the
rules laid down, for us and are willing
to play the game square if it wipes
out the plant It is no personal affair
or a question as to whether or not
"we believe the account is good;" it
is only a question as put by the col
ored man: "Is you are or is you
ain't", complied with the iaw.tf '
PRAY BUT PAY.
The Phoenix Messenger, ably and
democratically edited by A. S. Mills,
- is evidently much peeved at the Com-
' mission of State Institutions, comi
v , monly known as "the house of lords."
Since "good loyal" democrats passed
the law, it should be good for all they
can spend of the people's money. But
our friend, Mills, who ventures out
Into the cold shivering waters where
political friendship freezes, speaks up
.for the poor sucker who has to pay
the freight, thusli
The tax commission has levied
x $207,000 for its maintenance and that
V most extravagant luxury is now in full
swing with expensive office lorce and
leagues of red tape.
The house of lords, composed of pol
iticians of little business experience,
is appointed by the governor at sal
ary of ?3000 a year each. They have
charge of all the state institutions,
conduct building and excavation for
foundations, expending millions annu
ally of 'the people's money. This out
fit conducts the political machinery
of state and co-ordinates into ,a sort
of voting machine, the thousand 'or
more people employed by the state.
" Now no political party is entirely to
blame, up to date hut both parties will
be open to censure should the fourth
legislature fail to abolish the innova
tion. Democrats and republicans
helped make the law and all good cit
izens should unite in its abolition.
Now before election, when it is not
definitely known which part1, will be
in -control, we register this protest.
The house of lords is a dead expense
operated by men of very limited bus
iness capacity. It should be abolished.
Return to the board of control would
be a great improvement.
When a party of Virginians were
rroine by wagon train across the
Blue Ridge mountains to Ohio in early
day. it is said they sent a simple boy
on a blind horse to lead the way.
Wherever thev could get through, the
teamsters followed. This law repre
sents the blind horse, Business is ac
quired by training and experience.
The three members of the commis
sion are boys of less than ten years
of age when it comes to transacting
real business, purchasing for the in
stitutions and directing how the, state
engineer shall build roads.
Lcroy Ladd, the ringmaster is a
good private secretary for a man of
brains. L. B. Whitney has studied
law and was once v city attorney of.
Bisbec. Mr. Osborn who did the pur
chasing before tendering bis "resig
nation" last month, had previously
taught a Sunday school class and had
some clerical experience.
During the democratic primary cam
paign the commission butted in with
a page ad in the Republican, paid 588
of good state money to a republican
newspaper. All three members signed
the ad which consisted of a jumbled
mass of hog-wash, in answer to some
display ad by Senator Sutter. God
gave more sense to geese.
Between the draft, drift and being
drag to Phoenix to be sent to Gov.
Hunt's penipretentious, it is rather
strenuous business running a rag
. these influentious times.
THINK IT OVER.
You often hear the remark on the
street: "Gracious, isn't be getting a
lot of power in his hands. How he is
getting control of everything in the
country. The kaiser never knew such
power as this." Do you realize that
in Washington the bureaucrats are
seriously considering how they can
perpetuate that power in the hands
of the administration atter the war
is over; that we are apt very1 soon to
sea plans being laid with that perpet
uation in view; that the argument
which probably will be presented to
the people is, "If this vast centrali
zation of power was good in time of
war it should be doubly efficacious in
time of- peace." Do you know that
there is jusi one way to break down
that power when the proper time
comes, and that is with your vote. Do
you wish to sec that transplanted
here which our boys arc destroying in
Europe? Do you not know that to
stem the tide toward neo-socialism
into .which the Ship of State is now
being hurried, the election of a Re
publican congress is urgent? Com
pare the war record of that party
with the record of the Democratic
majority now in control, some of it so
bad that the president himself is
seeking the defeat of certain of its
members. Then vote as your patriot
ism, your conscience, your common
sense, and your loyalty to American
ideals dictate and you can't go wrong.
HAYDEN'S BAD JUDGMENT
There is no doubt of Congressman
Carl Hayden being a good man with
the best of intentions, aside from the
fact that he is a warm personal
friend. The fact remains that he was
against five out of eight laws, that
were for the prosecution of the war
and laws that were demanded by
President Wilson. If the conscription
act, or the draft law as it is called,
had not been passed, the people of the
country would have more fully real
ized the mistake he made in voting
and working against it Congress
man Hayden did not represent the sen
timent of his constituents when he
voted against this law. Had the Re
publicans taken the stand that this
was a Democratic war and voted
against measures instead of claiming
it an "All American War" and voting
for tho necessary laws, the Democratic
parly would still have been in a tan
gle as to what aggressive laws should
be passed. It may have been just had
judgment, but bad judgment does not
help in winning a war.
Damaport, Germany, to U. Sam:
"We regret 'to advise you that your
soldiers are rude and rough to our
soldiers; they, have been chasing
them'qiiito severely and many of our
men are so tired that they are hard-
fyable' to' kill a small child. Many of
the shells you send us Drcas inoppor
tunely and completely ruin our men:
if this continues we will be compelled
to make you pay for all we have de
stroyed and stolen. We shall be very
severe for gott has his mitt on us; ho
we shall also greatly punish if you
presist in this rude and un-kultured
manner. Ober off we gits some
sand, our skids vill git more slipless.
I send vou some little hands from
childrens which our brave soldiers cut
off of Belgiums for a joke. tMaybc
you won't sec the joke all to onct,
because it is Germany kulture. Off
lubber shame, Bill, nee Kizer the
WILEY CHANGES HIS MIND.
In July, 1915, "Wily" Jones, our
acrobatic attorney general, gave a
lengthy written opinion to Gov. Hunt
nn tho mnrtpr of nrmointintr Senator
PlaviHrro in the nnsirlnn nf Ktflta fish
commissioner, while the senator was
still holding his legislative jod, ana
UV UliU. UIUC 11U WUOHUtu WHS nviu
"elected" to mean two full years from
and after the first, day of January
following, his election. And then he
crnna further" nnd KflVR that no resic-
nation o attempted resignation dur
ing such period snail corner any ngm,
tn hnlrl nnv ntinointive or elective of
fice. Winslow Mail.
Thn onrlnrHpmonf. of Senators Mark
Smith and Henry Ashurst to" Carl
Hayden s candidacy does not oner
much to the average voter. Who
wouldn't endorse Hayden if they
wouldn't.? That is onlv a nart of the
game, for they will probably want
Mayden's endorsement in due time.
It is also understood from rather good
authority that Hunt endorses toiler.
DONT'S FOR PREVENTION OF
Dont' get scared.
Dont' unit on sidewalks, floors, in
the street or any public place.
Don't gather in groups.
Don't visit the sick unless absolute
Don't sleep in an unventilatcd room
Don't sneeze ( without using hand
Don't associate with persons who
Don't get chilled when you are
warm from work or exercise.
Don't breathe through your mouth.
Don't use a napkin, towel, spoon,
fork, glass, cup or dish which has been
used by another and not properly ster.
Don't get your feet wet.
Don't get out of bed , for at least
three days after all signs of disease
Don't blow tho nose immediately af
ter it has been, sprayed.
Don't allow rubbish and filth to ac
cumulate, on your premises.
Dont' overfeed the sick.
Don't use your hand when cough
ing or sneezing use your handker
chief. Don't kiss.
Don't shake hands.
Don't loiter in eating or other
Don't cover up or close windows
when you havo fever.
Don't wait on the sick without
wearing guaze mask.
Don't eat without washing, your
All food and drink places, public or
nwtitnln tvillfif Via 11 ta of AWAlllfTA AltA1
wise all dishes, silver and glass ware
after each service.
CURETON OPPOSED TO
PRESENT LEASE LAW
In the last two issues of your pa
per I explained why I am opposed 'to
the proposed changes in our State
Constitution regarding, the leasing of
state lands, and why both of these
amendments should be defeated at the
coming election. I will now explain
why I am opposed to our present
state land laws and why I favor their
amendment by, the next legislature.
The minimum price for which our
state lands can be sold is $3.00 per
acre, while the same lands can be
leased at three cents per, acre per
year. This lease price is entirely too
small as it represents only one per
cent per annum of the minimum value
of the land as fixed by the laws of
Under our present system large
livestock outfits aro controlling large
areas of our state lands by getting
others to sign up leases and, these big
interests pay the leasing fees and use
the land. Many of these individuals
who sign up these leases for the big
outfits live outside the state and have
never seen the land and have no in
terest whatever in the leasing except
to help some big outfit get a monop
oly on our state lands to the detri
ment of the small man. Our present
laws should be changed so as to pre
vent this wholesale land grabbing by
these big livestock outfits, and fixed
so that the small man can have a
chance to earn a decent, living.
If we allow these large outfits to
continue in this way it will not be
long till many of the small stock men
will have to go dut of business. A
large number of our voters know
where this land grabbing is going on'
arid know who is doing the grabbing.
Some of them know already that the
large outfits have the best of it and
are pleading for relief. The best way
to get relief is to send men to the
state legislature who will fight for
the people and 'not make laws which
We hear already echoes of these
large outfits claiming to be perfectly
satisfied with the present laws (when
they feel they cannot get the amend
ments which have been, started
through at the coming election). They
feel that the legislators who proposed
and worked for the present land
grabbing law should be givdn credit
for noble deeds well done. But I say
they are mistaken and should be
ashamed of men who urge the pas
sage of laws intended to help the, big
outfits to the1 detriment of the sjtna'll
property holder- And to make it still
harder these same legislators claim, to
be friends to the laboring man, and
the man of small holdings.
This wrong doing has gone on long
enough and I am certain that many of
the small stockmen and homestead
ers have felt the injustice keenly al
ready. They feel that if things con
tinue they will soon be frozen com
pletely out They know, too, what to
expect when large interests are elect
ed to the state-legislature, and these
lnrcro interest know full well what to
expect along this land law proposi
tion li i am eiecica to ine smiciscii
ate. They know I will fight withaJU
mv cower for an adiustment is- and
change of land laws that will allow
the small man to live as wen bb incm-
I predict the next echo from tn'e
large outiits will dc an aiiacic upon
me for the purpose of turning some
voters who have already made ,up
their minds to vote for me for the
state senate. And I would thank any
voter to inform me as soon as my
record is attacked so that I can in
form you personally the absolute truth
of the matter right from the shoulder
T. H. CURETON. J
L. C. Riley for County Recorder.. .
As the Republican candidate for the
office of County Recorder, I promise
my best efforts to give the whole peo
ple good and satisfactory service, with
courteous treatment to all patrons of
L. C. RILEY.
F. W. Perkins for Superior Judge.
Judge Perkins seeks re-election on
his record as a judge and as a citizen.
The office is non-partisan. You maj(
vote any party ticket and still vote
for F. W. PERKINS.
T. H. Cureton for State Senator
I very much appreciate the good
vote given me at the primaries and
am grateful for the nomination on the
Republican ticket for State Senator. J
will sincerely appreciate your support
at the polls November 5th, and prom
ise my best efforts in behalf of the
G. B. Kirkpatrick for Supervisor
Having been honored by the votes
of the Democratic party, which nomi
nated me as a candidate for the office
of Supervisor, I would very much ap
preciate the votes of the people at the
election on November 6th.
G. B. KIRKPATRICK.
T. E. Pulliom for Sheriff
I appreciate very much the vote of
the people by which I was made: the
nominee of the Democratic party for
the office of Sheriff, and would be
pleased of the support of the people
at the polls on November 6th.
T. E. PULLIAM.
Lou Charlebois for Supervisor
Having been honored by a substan
tial vote of the Democratic party
which placed my name on the ticket
for Supervisor, I would sincerely ap
preciate their continued support at
the election on November 10th.
A SOLDIER'S PROPHECY.
. After being entertained at a War
Camp Community Service unit before
sailing for' service overseas a soldier
wrote: "The same spirit which is
backing the club' is going to back the
Hindenburg lino to Berlin."
THE COCONINO SUN
UPHELD BY LAWRENCE
(Continued from Page One).
how many years have you been en
gaged in the same.
A. College Instructor. Nine years.
Q. Where were you living in Feb
A. Flagstaff, Arizona.
Q. If in answer to the foregoing
interrogative you say you were living
in Flagstaff, Arizona, state what, if
any, position you held in the North
ern Arizona Normal School, and for
what time you occupied that position.
A. Instructor in Department of
Education, Northern Arizona Normal
School, and member of its faculty
from February first to the fifteenth
of May, 1918.
Q. State whether or not you are
acquainted with tho prosecuting wit
ness in this case, Governor Geo. W; P.
A. -Yes, but only met him once.
Q. State whether or not you met
Governor Hunt at any time during
the latter part or February, iuib.
A. Yes. I met him at that time.
Q. If, in answer to the foregoing
interrogative, vou say that you did
meet Governor Hunt during that pe
riod, state as near as you can the
date of meeting and place of meeting.
A. The time of my meeting Gov
ernor Hunt was between the 22d and
27th of February, 1918. I met him
in his room at Capitol at, Phoenix,
Q. If, in answer to the foregoing
interrogative, you state you met Gov.
Hunt sometime during the latter part
of February, 1918, in his room at the
Capitol at Phoenix, Arizona, state
whether or not you had at that time
and place a conversation with Gov
ernor Hunt. v
A. Yes, at that time and place I
had a conversation with Governor
Q. If. in answer to -the foregoing
interrogative, you state that you did
have some conversation with Gov.
Hunt at said time and place, then
state whether anything was said dur
ing the conversation on the subject
of the war, and if you state that any
thing was said on that subject, state
fully all that was said by you and by
Gov. Hunt on thrtt subject, giving as
near as you can recollect the exact
words by Gov. Hunt and by yourself
in said 'conversation.
A. The subject of the war was
mentioned in the conversation. I re
marked, "isn't tnis war terriDie. we
arc probably in it for some years."
Upon which the governor turned away
in his chair towards his desk and in
a kind of impatient manner said in
a low tone; "To hell with the 'war."
The governor then began talking
about the Russian situation and the
Bolsheviki. I cannot repeat his exact
words in this connection but he seem
ed much interested in the ultimate
fate of the Bolsheviki, apparently
much more so than in the American
side of the war. I remarked that I
thoroughly believed in education, be
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., v Designated Depositary for the UnitedStates
ing absolutely loyal to the national
government and to the tate govern
ment in crisises of this kind, that this
had been my view in the state from
which I came, and that I intended to
follow this out in the state of Ari
zona. To this the governor made no
Q. State who was present during
the said conversation.
A. No one except myself and the
governor were present at the conver
sation to which I have referred.
Q. If you state you had a conver
sation with Gov. Hunt at the time and
place mentioned, state whether or not
you told anyone after said conversa
tion with regard to the same, and if
so. state who you told and as near
as you ran recall when.
A. I mentioned to Mr. F. S. Breen
having had the conversation referred
to. I cannot fix the exact time,
though it was not long after my re
turn to Flagstaff from Phoenix, and
sometime during the month of April,
Q. If, in answer to the foregoing
interrogative, you state that you told
F S. Breen of the conversation you
have narrated with Gov. Hunt, state
when you told him and under what
circumstances, and state whether or
not a request was made by Mr. Breen
of you for permission to publish what
you may have told him.
A. I told Mr. Breen of the conver
sation with Gov. Hunt some time in
April, 1918, and I think in the latter
part of that month prior to the 26th
The Road to Berlin Begins in
America Pave, it With
Coconino county is in sight of the goal, but its
a long stretch. We have nver fell down before.
Will YOU help us make the finish? -,
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The Citizens Bank
not Coconino county is to
fall behind its quotaAfor
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Member of the Federal Reserve System
day of that month, at his office
where I called on other business. Mr.
Breen at that time asked my permis
sion to publish what I told him of the
conversation between Gov. Hunt and
Q. If, in response to the foregoing
interrogative, you state that you did
have a conversation with Mr. Breen
regarding your conversation with
Gov. Hunt, and that thereupon Mr.
Breen requested permission to pub
lish the same, state whether or not v
you did give such permission.
A. Yes, I gave him such permis
sion, Q. State whether or not you have
seen the publication in the "Coconino T
Sun" in its issue' of April 26th last
which reads as follows:
"A member of the N. A. N. S. Fac
ulty had occasion to call on Gov Hunt
recently and during the conversation
remarked, "Isn't this war terrible."
The amiable governor flashed out,
"To hell with the war." The gover
nor, in his conversation was mainly
concerned as to the ultimate fate of
the Bolsheviki in Russia, seemingly
much more so than in the American
side of the case."
Q, State whether or not said pub
lication states the facts regarding
what was said by Gov. Hunt during
the conversation with him at his of
fice as .you have narrated.
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