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THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH
Published Sunday Morning
Gives ail the new of the county,
stats and general, and more es
pecially Brents and happenings
ol interest to the people (
Tombstone and Cochise county.
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH
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WEEKLY EDITION OP THE TOMBSTONE DAILY PROSPECTOR
s VOLUME XXXIX
TOMBSTONE, COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, SUNDAY, APRIL G? 1919
PHOENIX. Ariz. April . An at
tempt at suicide by a 60- ear-old wo
man, who tried to end her life in the
town ditch, Monday afternoon, was
frustrated bj the quick action of Mrs.
Laura Branch. 56 vears of age. who
saw the body floating down the canal
in time to seize It by the hair of the
head just as It was being drawn un
der an SO-foot bridge. After the no
man had been taken from the canal.
she begged to be
allcwed to Jump '
back in and .complete the unfinished
Mrs Branch, who lives on the cor
ner of Third and Polk street', was
standing on the brink of the canal,
which runs through her back vard,
when she heard a loud splash from
She saw nothing, however j
but at that instant a man hurried
a house, about 150
Again looking into j
the canal. Mrs. Branch saw the body I
of a woman, who neither struggled
or made outcry, being carried swiftly
toward her by the stream.
Both, Mrs. Branch and the Man. who
was the husband of the drowning
woman, rushed to the upper end of
the bridge and knelt down in read!
ness to save the woman Both made
a grab for the bod,but the suction tain territorial possessions for article
caused by the water rushing under J '. of the constitution prohibits for
the bridge pulled the bod down out eigners from holding lands In the
f' resch. But befor the body dis.- z"nc? ent'oned.
peared under the bridge, feet fore- "General Agulrre laughed at the
most, the woman's head appeared on I possibility that the Japanese would
the surface. Mr. Branch reached i obtain a naval base. He asserted that
out and graepd herJi) the hair. Th right for fishing and the exploitation
onlj thing that prevented Mrs. Branch 'of other natural resource in the pen
from being dragged into the canal ' insula had been grandted onlj for fiv
was the fact that she was -wedged inijears and were not exclusive,
tightly between a small wood shed J "When asked by G. T. Summeriin,
and a railing on the end of the bridge. ' charge of the American embassv, rel-
Manw r,i!l A .-.
Several attempts failed to bring the
body up to a point where others could
assist Mrs. Branch in lifting it o ut
of the water. The woman in the can -
al at one time reached out her hand
and pressed it against her head. Mrs.
Branch shouted to the woman's has-
band to take hold of her band but be-
fore these instructions could be car
rled out. the hand was withdrawn.
When the hand again appeared, Mrs. j
Eranch loosed her hold with her leu,
hand on the bridge railing and grasp-
.-u ii. ucn sntpuoneo ine.oouy unuer'
the water as far as she could reach;
and with a tremendous exertion of
strength, lifted it part wa out of the
water, holding it there until onlook
ers relieved her of the burden.
When the woman was taken from
the water she began at once to talk,
and begged to be put back into the
stream. She was not Injured in the
slightest and had apparently swallow
ed no water. She has suffered no ill
effects from the bath, and last night
was still being kept confined by her
family to prevent a repitition of the
TUCSON VICTORY FAIR
TO BE OPENED TODAY
TUCSON. Ariz, April 4. The two
day Victory Fair of the Southern Ari
zona, Fiar association opens tomorrow.
The fair was postponed from last Oc
tober on account of war time activi
ties. Three Curtis military airplanes
arrived from Sao Diego this afternoon
at 5 o'clock and will give aeroplane
exhibitions on both days of the fair.
Sunday will be military field day, put
on by 400 cavalrymen and a machine
gva company. The troops arrived this
soon and went into camp at the fair.
The program tomorrow consists of
horse, automobile, motorcycle and bi
- cycle races.
MEXICO CITY. April 4 The news,
paper Excelsior, which March 29 pub
lished a statement regarding Japan
ese concessions in Mexico today pub
lishes the following statement, em
bod Ing a denial by General Amadj
Agulrre, sub-secretary of agriculture
and the development of these alleged
"The geographical configuration of
bower California, together with ar-
tide 27 of the constitution, prohibits
nk-rfiltitn't am' oitniilclllnn n anv fY
tension of land by any foreign cor
poration. "This was the official statement pre
sented by General Amado Agulrre to
day, regarding the present discussions
In the press on the acquisition of ,
ands in Lower rallfornla b the Jap
anese. He declared false in the inttr-
Tiev7 attributed to him. he confirmed
declaration., that the Japanese bad
acquire d concessions in lower Call
"Regarding the poss!b!llt of ob
taining lands along the coast, the sub-
secretarj declareJ that In a zone one
hundred kilometers wide from the
American frontier and fiftj kilometers
wide from each coast. It was Impossi
ble for foreign corporations to ob-
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had obtained concessions, the sub-see-1
rctary replied In the negative. He alo j
' state J that the Mexican government
'had acted in conformity with the ex-
' iting laws, to nullify certain foreign
' concessions, with the object of di-
tiding properties among the people, j
The department of agriculture and I
development had recently announced
that persons desiring to obtain ma'l
parcels, of lard in Lower California
could secure them by com.iiyirg wlih'
the regulations set forth by the d
ACTION OVER DEATH
ENDS OUT OF COURT
PHOENIX, Ariz., April I. While
electricians were installing a wire ap
paratus in Judge Stanford's court to
be used during the course of the trial
of the $40,250 damage action brought
by the administratrix of the estate of
James Littleton versus the Pacific
Gas & Electric company and the
Adams Hotel company, the suit was
settled out of court.
The amount of settlement was not
made public, but it was declared that
no part of the amount was paid by
the gas company, which contended
that It -was sot responsible for the
tragedy In which Littleton lost his
life last summer. Employed as am
engineer of the hotel company, Little
ton was electrocuted in the basement
of the building. His wife brought the
damage action and according to her
counsel, F. C. Struckmeyer, she re
ceived a substantial sum considering
the questions of law involved.
FROM LOS ANGELES.
Mrs. Frank Hand arrived in the city
this morning from Los Angeles, and
will spend several days In Tombstone
iaa the guest of Mrs. Frank Kogue.
I Spring Planning I j
ffll fLET'5 SEE ILL 1 nfrWTiTWilH
PIJUT POTATOES lCoLORE0PEnP.i T
in the ctnTe.-mft iMROivWsm 7 v I
GARNISHED WiTWT ;& , WftOlOV0gV X ,
AeopeROfJ7 tfmT,ow.l gf
Prk, GOT A SWELL 2l
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REFERENDUM ON LOCAL
LEASE BILL IS PLANNED1
PHOENIX. Ariz . April 1. The lan-I
contmit'toners office consider land
leasing bill dead, having placed that
interpretation on the opinion fc-ucd
jesterdav b.. Atornev General Wiley
Jonts This was the announcement
today bv Benjamin Clarke, assistant
commissioner, in the absence of Com-
inlssloner Mouer. The smaller cattle-
men, ury farmers and other? who op-
r.rjr.1 th. 1.111 1 Itc 1 otnrmii r,itc t,-ca.
age throuch the legislature will take Ing open a drawer that held the kev ol the state outside of the Silt UUc
10 chances on the measure and are -o the register, and thus gaining ac- vallej. show a decrease on account of ,
preparing the vva for a referendum , cess to about $36 in paper and silver the closing down of mining operations
In case it is declared valid, according money, and a checl: in the amount of,ln the Salt Hiver vallev. however, the
to the statement tonight of E O Brie-i ,540. I financial institutions have registered!
Mann, of Cochise, who said he had' From information that could be ga- 'a substantial advance since the firt
lien watching the bill for the smaller
land holders Attornev- General Jones
opinion of vesterdaj is taken at the
capitol to irean, that in his view an
e..;ergencv meaoare which is transmit-
- t'J to l" secretary of state without
-xeculive action cannot become law
on'ess it receives a three-fourths vote
in the legislature.
The land leasing bill has had i
stormy career ever since It first came
up In the house. It would permit leas
es for 20 years and would do aw a
the one sectlon'limit per person here
tofore in force.
ALL OVER THE STATE
PHOENIX. Ariz. April 5. The
weather bureau report for the past
week on temperature and range con
ditions Is distinctly encouraging from
the standpoint of the stockman.
Normal temperatures are reportedly ha8 name(, tQ aUend &e seventh
all over the state for the past week,
creating conditions much better for
I livestock, that have been seriously
prevailing, both from exposure and
the Mow starting of the spring feed.
The coming of warmer weather is
teported to have improved range con
ditions all over the state.
Tac lowest temperature reported by
observers for the week was 20 degrees
at Flagstaff, with a corresponding
high of 58 degrees. Yuma -was the
highest, with 88 degrees, 48 degrees
as the low point.
Phoenix had a high point of 84 and
s. tor point of 4?, Tncson 84 and 38.
Is Arrested On
ThN morning Chief Deputv Sheriff
'George llcnshaw and Deputv Kockhlll
arrested Bart Landers a Tombstone
bov, on a v arrant sworn ut by Char-,
lie Alien, manager of the I)av-i. Night
Garage, charging Landers with the
robberv of the cash register in the
According to the complaint. Lan-1
ders Is charged with forcing entrance'
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thered. tins is the second time the
! parage has been entered In the past,
i six weeks, and both times entrance
(was effected In the same manner and
access to the casli register made in
the same wav
According to the
Landers has admitted pulling off tne
I first robbery of sacral weeks ago,
but emphatically denies any connec-
tion whatever with last nightV affair
He Is now lodged in the county Jail
awaiting preliminary hearing and fit -
Ing of bond. The warrant for his ar
rest was sworn out on circumstantial
evidence and general suspicion.
Evidence Implicating Landers with
several other affairs is claimed
GOOD ROADS MEETING
DELEGATES ARE CHOSEN
PHOENIX. Ariz. April 4 Gover
nor Campbell tonight announced the
list of delegates from Arizona whom
national good roads convention to be
held at Mineral Wells. Texas, April
14 to'l9. The list included:
Douglas. B. A. Packard, W. M. Ad
ajnson, C. A. Overlock, George H.
Kelly, D. C. O'Neill; Bisbee, Fred Sut
ter. M. J. Cunnlngfaom. C. W. Allen,
J. C. Ryan: Tucson, Hi Corbett, May
or O. C. Parker. A. C. Bernard, F.
W. Taylor, L. N. Hofmelster, Monte
Mansfield, E. D. Buish, Dr. W. A.
Baker, J. P. Mallory, George S. Fos
ter; Globe, A. IV. Snyder, Pat Rose,
J. N. Miles, Julius Milton. U L. Hen
ry; Miami. C. W. Van Dyke. J. J.
Mackey, X. E. Sorelle.
RESOURCES OF RANKS
OF ARIZONA INCREASE
$9,280,708 IN YEAR
PHOENIX. Ariz. April 4-
resources of all the bankx in Arizona
state and rational, show an increase
from March i. 111S, to March 4. 1919,
of li 2S0.7C3 69. according to the re
port issued tonight by Jesse Bovce,
stat" auditor and bank examiner I
, According to the report, the total
resources of all the Arizona banks on
March 4 were $79,2sS,S29 70.
(ti-o IWcnihr "1 H.t the l.int
of the v ear
The Salt Itivcr vaiie.v ba-iks liave
Increased their resources since I)e-
cember 31 last, according to Boce's
I report, b $3,oJS,S SG 3S. All the banks
of the state for the same period show
',n increase of 52.964,744 On, which
ieavea a decrease in the total re - ourc -
es of those outside the Silt Hiver
COUNTY FALLS IN LINE
1 TO OPPERATE UNDER TIME
PHOENIX, Ariz . April 5. The -supervisors
have concluded to no long
er buck Uncle Sam in his ruling on
'time and estcrday county officials
were notified that the county would
observe the schedule arranged by the
government and which has been in
effect elsewhere all this week.
The county has taken a few- das
grace for itself for in recinding its
resolution, the board announcing that
the new order would not become ef
fective until next Monday.
An hour behind the rest of the city
people who have had business in tha
court house have protested against
the supervisors in the stand first tak
en. It has added considerable con
tusion and it Is understood that one
of the judges of the superior court
before learning the action of the su
pervisors, advised his Jurors to ap
pear according to the new- time sys.
The action of the county restores
Phoenix to its one time system again
new time having been adopted by the
Road Work In
11 A. II. Gardner. Swretar).
Cochise County Higliwav Commission.
i During the week Just clewed excel
lent headway on all road work has
Count Engineer Smvth has taken
eff the gangs he has had for several
weeks east of Bernardino and from
Lowell to Forrest Station via Osborn,
and they are now on the McNeal road
lie aL-o ha.- two ether gangs on saii.u
.work a-, for last several weeks, one
in the Paiominas section and the oth
er north of Benson
i The hishuav tommisison report-,
its work as progressing verj satisfac
torily but exrects better progress on
thp sectior from Douglao to Forrest
Station shG.-;:, in fact, the pouring of
concrete m.ght couimerke in a few
(lavs if the -and to be used on this
section corner up to the test required
bv the commission
Delav in furlnshlng the Co'nmiv
'olon's engineer sample-, of this sand
tor test ng bv the contractor raav de-
lav it a few tlavs. The commisison
is at a los to know hj this course
has been pursued, but it Is no secret
. that the commission will not allow any
J material to go in any work that dots
. not pa-s the te-t.
Eaton and Smith have constructed
a verv good sand gathering plant near
Tombstone for securing the sand for
I I,alnS tbe LoeIl to Forrest Ranch
George Alkln Is about through with
the grading of the middle section of
the liisbee-Douglas road.
On the Tombstone Bension road all
braiither, of the work are moving in
From Pearce to Cochise the work
is trovins verv well
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1,lt; SlUie WUTK UlUier r U. L'Hiail
('! ick west from Tombstone, is
'-13!,-lnS 011 1'eadwav.
-H ia all. the present week has
1een productive of good htadwav.
tain U bad! needed on borne of
the new v.ork
At the close of business at Z p m
the count treasurer hal $79i3,10S;S
in his posse-sion belonging to the
highwav funl This amount is prac-
all contracted for and will be
i put into circulation pretty
, from now on
NOTED KICKAPOO INDIAN
CHIEF DIES IN DOUGLAS
DOUGLAS. April Z Johnny Mine.
7j, sub chief and medicine man of the
Sonora, Mexico, branch of the Kicka
poo Indians, was found dead in the
room at a local hotel today. Chief
Mine, who was a friend of the late
Profesor I.angle and of Professor
Mason cf the Smithsonian Institute
at Washington, I). C. came here from
the Kickapoo reservation in the Bate
pito valely of Sonora, to Inform the
tribal agent here that as It had no,
thundered the Indian had been unablo
to hold their annual corn planting
dance and feast and therefore would
be delajed in coming here to Tecelve
their quarterly allotment from their
lands in Oklahoma.
He was taken sick shortly after his
arrival but refused to allow himself
to be sent to a hospital. Yesterday
he appeared to be better, but this
morning was dead. The body has
been embalmed and will be held until
the Kickapoo tribe sends word as to
Sheriff Jomes McDonald and Deputy
Sheriff Harry Rafferty are In WiUcox
attending the cattlemen's convention.
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