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THE COCONINO SUN
FRIDAY, JUNE 6,. 1919.
INTERESTING EVENTS IN
THE LOCAL SOCIAL WORLD
MRS. FRANK HARRISON Phone 139
Miss Mary Francis and Dan Francis
cnteitaincd last Friday with a de
lightful six o'clock dinner party, their
guests bcinj? mio tJorrin ana wauac
Poison, of Williams, and Miss Virginia
Lockett and Rile Lockett, who have
lccently returned from the southern
part of the state, where they have
sDcnt the winter. After dinner, the
young people formed a party at the
baseball dance which tooK place ai
Visiting at Fort Valley
Miss Ma.garet Wilson, at the Foil
Valley experiment station, has been
enjoying a visit from the Misses Kath
crine and Marie Kroehulcc, of San
Francisco. The young ladies' have
been visiting in Albuquerque and they
stopped off to visit Miss Wilson on
their way home.
Mrs. Ada Stewart Carson and little
son, Billy, arrived from Phoenix on
Tuesday evening to spend the summer
here. Mrs. Carson is a teacher in the
public schools of Phoenix and will en
roll for special work, at the Normal
Decoration Day was observed in an
appropriate way xn last Friday. In
the morning a large crowd gathered
at the Orphcum and were entertained
with a very pleasing program. Theic
was good music and splendid, and the
floral decorations were beautiful.
A large number of citizens went to
the cemetery to place flowers on the
graves of fallen heroes.
. In the afternoon the business houses
closed their doors and the men were
given an opportunity of seeing a
splendid baseball game between Fort
Whipple and Flagstaff, the score
standing 11 to 10 in favor of Flag
staff. 'Back from University
L, J. Arnold, who has been study
ing forestry at the University of Cali
fornia, has returned to the Fort valley
experiment station where he will
again resume his work.
Visiting Her Daughter
Mrs. Hattie Funston, of Turlock,
Calif., who has been spending the win
ter with a daughter, Mrs. G. A. Web
ster, of Prescott. has arrived in Flag
staff and is enjoying a visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Edgar Hash and Mrs.
Visits the Peaks
Miss Gracia Saunders and Jack
Fuss enjoyed a visit to the top of San
Francisco Peaks on last Sunday. Mr.
Fuss has formerly been connected
with the work at Fort Valley experi
ment station, but is now doing inte;
rior decorating and has accepted the
position as interior decorator of the
I An Artcraft Picture .
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Christie Comedy j
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!r COMING SUNDAY j
Kitty Gordon j
"Playthings of Passion" j
1 Matinee and Night j
Popular Visitor Departs t
Miss Bess Rogers, who has been a
house guest of Mrs. Tom Manning,
left the first of the week for her
home in Cananea.
Visited Mormon Lake
Mr. and Mrs. Wid Raudcbough an 1
Miss Lenora Francis and Dr. Dumas
motored out to Mormon Lake last
Sunday and enjoyed the day fishing
Returns from Phoenix
Mrs. Nellie-Woodson, who has been
visiting her sister in Phoenix, return
ed to the city Tuesday evening. Mrs.
Woodson has charge of Campbell Hall
during the summer vacation period.
Rebekah Lodge to
The Rebekah Lodge will have its
regular meeting next Thursday nig
After the' business is disposed of the
membeis will give a play the proceeds
of which will go to the home fund.
An invitation has been sent to the
Williams Lodge, and all members of
the local lodge and visiting members
are requested to be present. Members
are also given the privilege of inviting
Eastern Star to Meet
The Eastern Star will hold its leg
ular meeting next Tuesday night,
June 10. Theic will be an initiation
and all members are requested to be
Going to New York
Mrs. G. E. Cornelius will leave soon
for New York, where she will visit
relatives of Mr. Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Gassman had
as their dinner guests on Wednesday
evening, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wheat.
Rev. O. S. Baum Expected
Home by July 1
Friends of Rev. 0. S. Baum will be
pleased to hear that his health is im
proving rapidly and that he, together
with Airs, uaum, expect to be back
in Flagstaff by the 1st of July.
On Fishing Trip
Chet Black and C. A. Kcllar have
been enjoying a fishing trip down at
Oak Creek the past week.
At the Federated Church
Next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock
will be Childrcns Day at the Fed
erated church. The entire hour will
be given over to exercises by the chil
dren. One very attractive number on
the nrOKram will be a Rainbow Drill
which is being directed by Mrs. Piner
and Mrs. R. E. Marsh.
The Missionary Society of the Fed
erated Church will meet with Mis.
Mayflower next Thursday afternoon,
June 12. Mrs. S. S. Acker will be the
leader for the afternoon and the sub
ject will be "Alaska."
The Misses Mary, Barbara, and
Louise Rickel left the first of the
week for California. They expect to
spend part of their summer vacation
on tho coast.
Lieut. Matthews Expected
In Flagstaff Soon
Friends of Lieutenant John S. Mat
thews will be glad to know that he is
expected in Flagstaff very soon. He
has been visiting at his wife's former
home in Concdrdia, Kansas, since re
ceiving his discharge the latter part
of May. Mrs. Matthews is well re
membeted here as she taught the third
grade in the public school two years
ago; she was then Miss Elsie Jordan.
It is expepted that Mrs. Matthews
will return to Flagstaff with her hus
band. "In the Palace of the Queen"
Staged Tuesday Night
An unusually large crowd of Flag
staff citizens witnessed the play "In
the Palace of the Queen," which was
presented at the Orpheum theater on
The play was given by the Royal
Neighbors of America and all those
taking part were home people, num
bering in all about sixty. Mmc. Vesta
Dodge Hartzell directed the play.
Mrs. Agnes Pouthie and Francis D.
Crable as "Queen Isabella" and "King
Ferdinand," carried their parts well.
The musical numbers, dances, and
drills were all good, and tho costum
ing and decorations were attractive.
While all the numbers won merited
applause, especial appreciation was
MARSHAL MELICK KILLED; v
MURDERER IN JAIL HERE
(Continued from Page 1)
the other men at Torez's shack, com
ing back in a car. As he approached
he hailed them, "Want to ride?"
"No. We'll -walk on over," replied
As they got in ftont of the White
Garage Hamilton .suggested he go in
side and telephone the man whom
Torez said had given him permission
to pick a horse out of a certain bunch,
his claim bcing( that that was the
manner in which' he got hold of Mis.
Means' horse. But the gun held ready
for business in Torez's pocket pre
vented. As they got in front of
Duffy's store Hamilton managed to
whisper to Paddock, who had gotten
from his car and joined them:
"This fellow has me disarmed; drop
Paddock whispeied that he would
slip off and get his rifle. Hamilton
managed to get a little behind Torez
and saying, "You go on up to Mrs.
Means," turned and dodged atound the
corner of Duffcy's store, continuing on
home to get another gun. The first
thing be found was an automatic
shot gun which ho discarded in favor
of a .30-.30 rifle.
Torez by this time had reached the
Means place and Mclick got theie
about the same time, knowing noth
ing of Torez being armed or of any
of the events that had taken place,
except that Torez was wanted for
stealing a horse.
"You are under an est," was Mel
"What for? I haven't clone any
thing," Torez answered, and turning
to Mis. Means, he asked, "What's all
tho fuss about? Why did you have
"I didn't have you ariested," re
plied Mrs. Means, at which Torez le
pcated his question.
As the discussion went on, Torez,
evidently gave some reason for think
ing that he was ready to go; but Mr.
Melick told him not to go away.
"I want to go eat my supper," said
Melick told him to wait awhile; but
Torez insisted upon going.
Then Vic Melick spoke the last
words of his life, little thinking that
death was less than five minutes off.
"I haven't had my supper yet; and
you can wait as well as I can."
Torez had been gradually edging
away from Melick as they talked and
as he spoke, pulled his gun and from
a distance of not over ten feet fired
three shots into the stomach of the
officer. The three shots, from an au
tomatic, were fired in a .second.
Then Vic Melick, man and gentleman,
with three bullets in him, any one of
which would have causefl his death,
proved that the West still breeds men
who die without a whimper, and, fac
ing death, think only of the job on
hand. Without a cry or moan of any
kind, .still standing, and without say
ing a word, he drew his gun, fired
three times at the dodging figure be
fore him, and slowly sank to the
ground. He was dead within about 5
Pcte Shafer, town marshal;- whojiad
arrivecTby this time, drew his gui),
but it would not work. Torez point
ed his gun at White once, but did not
fire; then be ran behind an auto stand
The citizens of the town then be
gan to gather and arm themselves.
Torez was seen by several persons in
different parts of town hiding and
dodging. Every known kind of wea
pon in all kinds of hands were soon
seen everywhere. Not just one or
two; but a number of women and
youngsters who were really children,
were on the streets with guns. The
hunt for the murderer was on.
Word came from some unknown
source to the officials here in Flag
staff. Then Sheriff Jack Harrington,
Undersheriff Bill Hicklin, County At
torney F. M. Gold, and Assistant
County Attorney George Harbcn got
hold of Bill Conley and the new car
of the Red Star auto line, and rushed
to Williams, going faster than 50 miles
an hour over some road that ordinari
ly holds you down to twenty. The
party made one stop at Bollemont in
an effort to telephone; but could not
get their party.
As they neared Williams the citi
zens had just located Torez in a house
a half block from the jail, and thing
were moving fast toward a swift end
ing of the murderer's life. Had the of
ficials from this city been 10 minutes
later, or had they shown any hesitation
or less quick judgment and action than
they did, he would never have been
brought to Flagstaff. It took not over
twenty-five minutes for trie officials
to get to the house, get Torez out, get
him to the jail, let doctors examine
him, get him through the crowd into
the car, and leave town.
, Calls from the crowd 'to Torez to
come out and surrender were unan
swered, and soon the crowd was firing
at the shack promiscuously. It was
later found that Torez answered the
fire through the walls; but in the
noise outside his shots were not heard.
Firing continued for about five min
utes, when Bill Hicklin caught sight of
Torez, just a glimpse of a shoulder
and arm, and rushed into the house,
through one vacant room and into the
next room, where he found Torez on
his knees, hands in air, crying repeat
edly, "For God's sake don't shoot me,
Hicklin later said that he thoujrht
maybe the "hombre" was figuring on
coming out of the door with his hands
up and that if he did he knew he would
be killed the instant the crowd got
sitrht of him. .
Torez was severely wounded under
the left shoulder blade, and while it
is not known who shot him, a stranger
standing by the side of Sheriff Har
rington after he had fired a careful
"I think you got him that time."
"I think I got him that time."
Toiez was taken from the house
into the Williams jail, where his
wound was examined by local doctois.
Sheriff Harrington's quickly conceived
nlan to let the crowd think Torez had
been killed was successful. The car
was backed up to the door of the jail
and the murderer brought out and un
ceremoniously thrown into the back
scat. The crowd asked where they
were going to take him and they were
In a distance of just a few feet from
the jail door to the automobile, some
twenty-five people crowded in and ad
ministered kicks to the criminal. One
man drew a gun and was in the act
of shooting, when Hicklin said:
"Don't shoot him; he's dead," and
the man put his gun up.
When they had him in the car, its
four sides were guarded by E. M.j
uoiu, am umiey, Hill Hicklin, and
Special Deputy Sheriff Ortt, of Wil
liams, while Sheriff Harrington ar
gued with the crowd at the jail. Bui'
no time was lost and the men, after
showing some of the crowd the nasty
looking wound in Torez's side, to in
crease the idea of his death, jumped'
in and hit her up for Flagstaff. They
kept a sharp look out for lights on the'
road behind, and planned to turn on"'
all their own lights and take to the'
woods with the car in case they weie
Torez has shown consideiable im
provement since reaching Flagstaff
and is able to take a few steps around
his cell. His father and brother have
visited him and his mother js staying
in the cell with him to nurse him.
Torez had a sister in Scligman who
committed suicide about a month ami.
I An inquest under Coroner Button,
of Williams, was held the same night,
and their verdict was that Melick came
to his death at the hands of Simplicio
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! ARIZONA EDITOR IS TO
ANSWER TO LIBEL
PHOENIX, June 8. J. O. Dunbar,
pioneer editor and owner of Dunbar's
Weekly, a Phoenix publication, will be
.irrafirnpfl Pridnv nn n ehnrtrn nf rrim.
j inal libel preferred by P. R. Milnes,
secretary to Governor Campbell. In
last week's issue of Dunbar's Weekly
an article stated that Milnes and
Game Warden Joe V. Prochaska "are
a nice pair of degenerates." Dunbar
was indicted by a federal grand jury
recently for alleged obstruction to the
, Fourth Liberty loan in criticism of
Milnes is defendant in an action for
heavy damages brought by Assistant
Attorney General Whitney. This suit
includes also the Prescott Journal
Miner and most of the Prescott bar.
Prochaska states he also will complain.
A few weeks ago a thousand babies
and young children in care of nurses,
left New York City for the Middle
West, where they were to be placed
in good homes for, adoption'. They
had all been made orphans by the epi
demic of influenza. There are only
a small part of the enormous number
of such cases throughout our country.
At the Children's -Home in Tucson
in the month of January two families
of young children, a Mexican family
of four, and an American family of
five whose mother's death followed
that of the father, a miner, within
three days, arrived to be taken ten
der care of.
So we see that we have the prob
lem close to us, right here in Ari
zona. It is under the care of the
Arizona Children's Home Association,
the directors of which are women
from different towns in the state. All
children, regardless of race or reli
gion, are taken in and cared for. The
children are warm and well fed. All
those of school age attend the public
school. Efforts are made to fina good
homes for the orphans. The manage
ment will be very glad of gifts of
money, clothing, canned and fresh
fruit. And welcome all friends who
may be visiting in Tucson, to come
and go through the home.
DISTILLERY IS RAIDED
Seven gallons per day of "180
proof" whiskey was the capacity of a
distillery raided last week in the river
bottoms near Tempe by a force of
deputies from the sheriff's office, ac
cording to their statement after the
raid. George Daniel was arrested on
a charge of operating the still.
Let The Sun job printing depart
ment show you some artistic printing.
given little Wellington Francis when
ho sang in his sweet soprano voice
"Eliza Jane." The song by Eliza
beth and Louise Davis, who represent
ed cjty newsies, also won much favor.
Considering the short time that was
taken to stage- the play it was a
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