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14-YEAR-OLD WILLIAMS BOY "states. This fact was brought to tbe
KILLS MOUNTAIN LION I attention of Dr. Frank C. Lockwood.
.. actlns chairman of the administrative
FLAGSTAFF. Ariz., Feb. 6 Walter board at the University ot Arizona.
Strange, the l-yearold son of Mr. j who returned Sunday from a meeting
and Mrs. E. S. Strange, ot Red Lake' of tbe Illiteracy conference of west
valley, bagged a lion Sunday. He was era states held In San Francisco on
accompanied by his dog "Boob and.: February 3 and 4. C. H. Hose, super
a little pup. Boob is all dee but he'lnteiident of Tucson schools, and A.
boasts of no particular pedigree. lie ill. McClure of Yuma were the other
probably numbers a hound or two' Arizona delegatesat tbe conference
among his varied ancestors. In size Dr. I.ockwood said that of a total
he is almost one-fourth as large as a ' of 205,461 people residing in tbe state
full grown lion like the one killed. 39.131. or 15.3 per cent, were found to
Headers of state new s will remem-' be Illiterate and can neither read nor
ber Walter Strange from the exploit write. These figures were compiled
which brought his name and that of from the 1920 census taken by Mrs.
his vounger brother into print a year 'Anne M Godfrey of the naturalization
ago when the two of them killed a service.
large bob-cat with sling shots. Walt- New .Mexico, the only western state
er has abandoned his"sllng shot, how- with a greater percentage of illiter-
ever, and now totes a neat little 25 jacy than Arizona, out of a population
20. of 22S.593. has 41.637, or 15.S per cent
Boob discovered the big feline while of the total population, illiterate.
he and his young master were hunt- Decreate Is Rapid.
Ing In the mountains north of Red It will be noticed, however, that
Lake valley. He sect the big coward Arizona has the largest decrease In
up a tree and held her there until illiteracy since the latest figures
Walter came up. Walter fired a lit- compiled In 191". Arizona had 32.593
tie hastily perhaps and the cat j illiterates out of a population of 157.-
droppped from the tree but was ap-' 59, or 20.9 per cent. The decrease
parently uninjured. Boob closed Injin illiteracy was 5.6 per cent.
and received a cuff from a big front Many Foreis Born.
paw that sent him rolling for some ot the literate in Arizona. 16.0CS
ten feet to one side. The pup became1 Indians the Jlsurt.s show. Tne
suddenly brave also and.selzed the'fore(Rn norn Hnites however, beads
Up of the big cat's tall. Puss glared ,he ,ist uh ,J::91. 0d!j. 3JS neBroes
once at the pap and one glare waslj,, nate are illiterate, while there
sufficient. The pup did not stop un-'are 201 others not c!asBif,ed. of tne
til he reached home.
Boob quickly recovered himself and
returned to the fray but the monster
tabby did not wait for him. Off she
bounded and up another tree she
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; of illiteracy to the attention of the
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people and legislators of the slate. A
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natives to the conference will be sent
Coming up to the second tree the
boy fired again and again tbe cat de
scended still but slightly wounded.
Boob, undaunted, resumed the fight at
the cost of a few more scratches.
The feline, though several times
larger than Boob, dreaded tbe en-j
counter and again took to the tree
tops. Again Walter shot her, but still
without fatal effect.
For the fourth and last time the
lion mounted a tree. This time Walt
er took careful aim. The ball struck
the cat in the neck and killed it al
most instantly. The moment puss hit
the ground. Boob had her by the neck
and soon convinced himself that he
had killed bis prey.
It measured six feet from tip to
TRIAL OF MRS LUKE TO
START IN TUCSON SOON
BISBEE, Feb. 8. PostofSce Inspec
tor L. D. Chance was in tbe city last
evening for ashort visit, returning to
Tucson en the Golden State Limited.
He stated that the trial of Mrs. Hattie
Luke, charged with the receiving of
stolen government property in con
nection with the robbery of the BIs
bee postofSce last April, has been set
for Thursday morning, but that he
was of the opinion that it would be
hardly reached by that date, as there
is now one murder trial on in the
court and another one Is set to follow
that, the Luke case being next.
The Bisbee postofSce was robbed on
April 5. last, and Postmaster L. R.
Bailey claimed that he had been held
up by two men and a package of $40,-
.000 taken from him.
Investigation was started by the
government and through the work of
PostofSce Inspectors Chance, Cooper,
Means and Webster. Matt Keaton and
Bally were arrested, charged with
being responsible for the robbery.
Keaton confessed that be and Bail
ey had framed tbe robbery. Keaton
said Bailey ordered hta to deliver
bis (Bailey's) share of the toot to Mrs.
Luke.at her ranch to the valley. Kea
ton stated that Tie did as told. Mrs.
Luke denies that Keaton delivered the
money to her. About naif of the mon
ey was recovered from Keaton but
the balance has never been located.
Keaton was sentenced to serve five
years at-Ft. Leavenworth and Bailey
M.131 IN ARIZONA ILLITERATE;
FOREIGN BORN MGSEST CASE
T0C9OW, Feb. Arisen, with
tne exception of New Mexico. Is the
most WKerate of the 11 western
native born white residing in the
stale there are 3233 illiterate.
To Urge Relief.
Dr. Lockwood stated that steps
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to Gov. Thomas E. Campbell within
the next few days, in which the gov
ernor will be urged to take measures
for the removal of illiteracy in this
HOGS NEAR TUCSON
j TUCSON". Feb. f. Although only a
cursory investigation has been made
by County Agricultural Agent C. B.
Brown as to the extent of the epi
demic of hemorrh?ceic septicemia
among hog herds, the agent estimates-!
that the disease has gained great
I headway among herds ot the county
land that more than 100 bead of hogs
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I have died after becoming afflicted
known to have lost 60 head.
Mr. Brown further declares that
from his observations during the past
few days it appears that most of the
hogs becoming afflicted with the dis
ease are slop-fed hogs. The disease is
usually fatal in that It brings on
E. J. Gotthelf, county physician,
when appraised of the epidemic, de
clared that action should be taken at
once to stamp out the disease. He
particularly stressed the need of boil
ing slop before fedding it to hogs.
In this manner the germs likely to
be contained in such feed would be
killed, be said.
Just how long tbe disease has been
prevalent among tbe herds of Pima
county is problematical, says Mr.
Brown. .However, from statements
made by several bog raisers it Is ap
parent that the disease has been in
process of spreading for several
months, the owners ot the herds ap
parently being unaware of the malady
with which they bad become afflicted.
From one herd it has spread to anoth
er until it is feared that a large num
ber of herds of the county have be
It is declared that one of the best
methods of eradicating the disease
and preventing its spread is to burn
all carcasses -at once. It is said that
serum Is used effectively in fighting
KILLED IN MINE ACCIDENT
BISBEE, Feb. 8. Word was re-cel-cd
h r, yestfdar taa: Cliff Win
ters, wiio was a -rrldent of Bisbee
for a number of years and lived' in
Tombstone. Canyon and bad mining
property Jn the vicinity ef the Bis
bee Extension, had been kffied a few
days nco in mine accident in the
northern part of California.
The following statements is Issued
by Collector of Internal Revenue, Al
fred Franklin of the district ot Ari
zona: "To save themselves time and trou
ble, and. In many cases, unnecessary
expenditures, taxpayers having busi
ness with the Income tax unit of the
bureau of Internal revenue In Wash
ington .ami desiring conference with
officials In connection therewith, are
advised to ask for such conference In
"A number ot taxpayers and their
representatives appear at the Income
tax unit without appointment, and
ask immediate hearings. Frequently
the conference cannot be held at once
because the pjpers and information
relating to the case must be assem
bled or the proper official may be
otherwise engaged. The result is a
delay of a day or two, and added cost
to the taxpaver i the way of hotel
"Requests for conference should be
addressed to the Commissioner ot In
ternal Revenue, Washington, D. C,
together with a statement of all the
facts In connection with the cases,
and the purpose for which it is de
sired. The taxpajer will be informed
by letter or telcaram of the date ap
pointed for the conference."
RECEIPTS OF LAND
PlIIKNIX, Feb. 6. Total rcccirts
nf ii state lanl departn.cn! lor the
month ,f January amour.t-M to 11 -7J.'.r.2,
showing n coniiil'T.ib'c in
create- over the Decembir r"c'.".4.,3.
"I attribute the increase to Improv
ed renditions throughout the -stale in
the livestock Industry, as sales ef live
stock are reported from the n)rthcrn
section ot the state as well as the
southern portion said Rudolph
Kuchler, land commissioner. "Cattle
men state that conditions were de
cidedly easier during tbe past month."
Every effort is being made by the
land department to collect rentals and
Interest ot long standing, and the
month's receipts of $38,541.34 wbi in
excess- of any past month. This Mr.
Kuchler holds as partly due to the
loses to the cattlemen by the war
Following are tbe cash receipts for
the month of January. 1922:
Sales . . $ 9,804.87
Interest and rentals . 33,541.34
IS GIVEN DIVORCE
N'OGALES, Ariz., Feb. 2. Attorney
Malcolm C. Little, prominent in south
western and Mexican law circles, to
ff day was granted a divorce here from
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Little, on the
ground of mental cruelty. The suit
was not contested by Mrs. Little- In
accordance with the terms of a prop
erty settlement whereby she Is re
ported to have received $50,000. She
is now residing in Los Angeles with
her two sons, who are taking law
courses in the University of Southern
TAX COMMISSION ON TOUR
PHOENIX, Feb. 7. Members of
the state tax commission left today
for Yuma, theXirst stopping place on
their annual tour of Inspection. All
three members, Charles R. Howe,
chairman; Frank Luke, and E. A.
Hughes, are making the trip, which
is expected to consume about 10 days
The commissioners will meet with
county assessors of each county and
wilt investigate the different clauses
of property before connty officials
complete their work for the fiscal
year, ending May 1.
MILDRED MINE WORKING
WICKENBURG, Feb. 4 The mill
of the Mildred gold property has been
started and a large force of .men has
been pot at work in the mine stoplng
ore from the big tow-grade ledge.
Work is tinder charge of ll Lx White.
BACK IN CAPITOL
PHOENTJC Ariz., Feb. 1. Slate
Bank. Examiner H. M. Merits, ill for
several days, has recovered: and was
back at his duties at the state hones
INGALLS WILL FACE
I TRIAL IN PHOENIX;
DROP LOCAL CHARGE
BISBEE. Feb. S. The case of the
state vs. II. L. Ingalls, charged with
passing a worthless check for $100
on the Copper Queen hotel was dis
missed when It was called before
Judge Craig yesterday afternoon. This
however, did not release Ingalls from
custody as he is being held for Sher-
1ft" .Montgomery, of Maricopa county,
I who ill arrive here today to take In
, galls back to that city tor trial.
The new Nash car Ingalls brought
nith him Is being held under the at
tachment issued out ot Judge Craig's
court under the complaint of Mana
ger Oljon, of the hotel, for the debt
that Ingalls incurred there.
The case here was dismissed as It
was found that tbe Maricopa county
officers had a number of cases
against him and that some of them
were much stronger thin th? case
here and would not necessitate the
bringing of witnesses from Provi
dence, R. 1., to testify against him, as
would have been the case if he were
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THIEVES DREAK WINDOW, TURN
OFF LIGHTS AND LOOT STORE;
TAKE PETTY CASH AND TOBACCO
DOUGLAS, Feb. 7. Thieves last
night broke a'plate glass window at
the front of the Bates grocery, 7C1
Fifteenth street, and entering the
building turned off electric lights, as
they looted the store of $10or$12 pet
ty cash and stole a case full of tobac
co and cigarettes.
The robbery took place between
7:30 and 7:40 o'clock. After turning
off the lights the thieves worked with
a flash light, which paiersby noticed
and called police.
Chief of Police Bowden and other
members of his squad made an imme
F. R. STEWART TAKES
OVER OFFICE TODAY
PHOENIX. Feb. 8. Frank R. Stew
art will take charge of the office ot
collector of internal revenue this
morning. Yesterday was given to
checking out Judge Alfred Franklin
and that work was completed.
Speaking ot his visit to Washing
ton, Mr. Stewart said yesterday that
he was quite confident that the per
manent tariff bill would carry a tariff
of 5 cents on long staple cotton.
Some opposition had developed
from the New England mills, hut he
thought that that bad been offset in
a great measure by tbe agricultural
conference, which wascomposed of
strong, representative men from all
parts of the country, who had ably
presented the claims of the tanners.
The president, too, had left no
doubt in his address at the opening
of the conference of his sympathy
with the farmer. Many congressmen
who had not been favorably inclined
toward a tariff on cotton, said Mr.
Stewart, had come to take a friend
TO DRILL FOR OIL
NOGALES, Ariz., Feb. 7 The Elgin
Sonoita district of Santa Cruz conn
ty will be tested tor oil and gas by
a Los Angeles drilling company, which
it was announced today, has entered
into a contract with the Nogales Gas
and Oil company to" drill on the latter
A drilling outfit will be moved "to
the field and work will start within
a few weeks, it was said. It win be
the first effort on a large scale to
ascertain whether oil and gas actually
exist in this part of Arizona. The
contract provides that it oil or gas
Is found ia commercial quantities the
drilling company will receive one
half of the Nogales company's acre
age . The drilling concern and the
Nogales company each is reported to
be furnishing $25,000 toward defray
ing the cost of the drilling operations.
INJURED IN WRECK
NOGALES, Aris, Feb. 7. E. W.
Pierce and James W. Buckley, both
of Phoenix, were slightly injured to
day when an automobile In which
they were riding ran into a ditch
about 20 miles north of Nogales. They
were on their way to Tucson. The
two were brenght back here ia a stage
and given medical attention.
The man who looks ltju-kward ol'ton sees only
his wasted salary. -
The man who looks forward, plans his future
by regularly putting part of his salary at 4 per
cent Interest with mir SAVJXCJS DEPART
MENT. 'It's never too late" to Infill looking forward.
Cochise County State Bank
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THE BANK OF SECUBITY AND SERVICE
PLEADS NOT GUILTY
TO MURDERING MAN
WHO DECEIVED HER
GLOia:, Ariz., Feb. S. Miss Alma
Smith, accused of having shot and
killed H. L. Clirlstensan, a Globe au
tomobile dealer, here last December,
pleaded cot guilty to a charge of mur
der when she was arraigned In the
superior court today.
Christenson was slain after he is
said to hate Informed Miss Smith
that their marriage was not valid be
cause a short time previous to the
ceremony he had married another
woman. The first wife, who, it later
developed, had obtained n divorce, is
cow living in El Paso, Texas.
The Smith woman was accompan
ied into court today by several
friends, her brother, Joseph Smith.
of Texas, and Rev. V. J. Hart, pastor
of the First I'resbjterian Church
here. Her trial was set for February
BERNARD O. K.'O
TUCSON, Feb. 9. Confirmation of
the nomlnatlona of Attorney F. II.
liernard of Tucson to be United States
attorney for tbe district of Arizona,
was made late Monday afternoon, ac
cording to a telegram received by
Mr. Bernard this morning.
The nomination was favorably re
ported by the senate judiciary com
mittee several days ago.
Mr. Bernard said he would not as
sume the duties of the office until
his commission arrives, which be
expects will be in about 10 days.
He will take the oath of office be
fore Judge William II. Sawtelle ot
the United States district court.
Tbe headquarters of tbe United
States attorney, which have been at
Phoenix heretofore, will be moved to
Tucson with the succession of Mr.
Bernard to the post, it is believed.
Mr. Bernard bad no comment to
make on the confirmation of his
appointment, and said he had not
decided whom he would appoint as
TRIAL OF ROSS STARTED
IN PHOENIX COURT
PHOENIX, Arir, Feb. 8. Introduc
tion of testimony was begun late to
day before a superior court jury here
in tbe trial ot Harry S. Ross, former
state treasurer, on a charge of con
spiracy. He was indicted jointly
with Phil K. Lewis, head of the Cen
tral Bank of Wickenburg. Deposit of
state funds in that institution is in
volved. George J. Erbardt, deputy state
treasurer, under Ross, was called as
the first witness and testified that a
total of $110,000 in bonds had been
furnished by the bank as security for
a state depository. Of this amount,
he said, (35,000 worth of the bonds
bad been approved, one bond of $50,
000 had not been approved, and $25,
000 was in tbe form of farm loan
mortgages. Much of Erbardt's testi
mony had to do with the. identifica
tion of deposits made fa the Central
Benk of "Wickenburg by tbe state
treasurer's office and of checks drawn
against tbe deposits.
The balance in the bank varied, the
witness said, and stood at tM.OOO
when Ross west est of omce.
' FLAYS VOTE ON
WASHINGTON', Teu. S. The Xew.
berry election ca-e was the cause of
another sharp partisan clash today in
th- benati-. Democrats taking -vigorous
exception to remarks by Senator
Pepper, Republican, Pennsylvania, in
a speech last night at Albany. N. Y.
In Mi address. Senator Pepper said
that the Democrats in the Newberry
. fight "mouthed about the honor of the
I senate and the integrity of the indi-
vidtial, and then they proceeded to
tarnish that honor and imralr that ia
tegrity by voting like a flock of
Senator Ashurst, Democrat, Arizona
called the senate's attention to the re
marks of Senator Pepper, and charac
terized them, as did other Democrats,
as an imputation of dishonorable
Pepper was not present when the
question was brought up but arrived
during tbe afternoon and just before
the senate adjourned, had a spirited
engagement with Senator Ashurst.
1 Ashurst Flays Pepper.
Questioned by Senator Ashurst,
( Pepper eald he had been quoted cor
rectly and added he had assumed that
senators would consider the Newberry
case judicially and that this apparent
ly had been done by the Itepublisans,
in view of their division on tbe voti!
seating Senator Newberry.
The question of honor, he declared,
was raised by the Democrats.
"I chose to accept that issue, only
1 reversed the sides," be said.
Senator Ashurst inquired whether
Pepper considered that the Republi
berry had violated their honor and
whether Pepper was "excusing or cv.
Senator Pepper replied that his re
marks on the question of honor in
the voting did not apply to any sena
tors who dissented from the recent
remarks of Senator Reed, Democrat.
MisessxL The latter had attacked the
supporters of Senator Newberry, and
said there "was not a senator who
voted for this resolution (seating the
Michigan member) who did not brand
In red letters above and across bis
political record the word 'dishonor'."
Discussion Is Closed.
Senator Ashurst replied that Sena
tor Pepper had "avowed and said
that every Democratic senator ( vot
ing against Newberry) had stained
bin soul with .dishonor, hut that the
Republicans did not."
The discussion closed when Sena
tor Ashurst asked that 8enator Pep
per's speech and the majority resolu
tion seating Senator Newberry be
printed in parallel columns in tbe
Congressional Record. Senator Spen
cer, Missouri, Republican, objected
and tbe request was denied.
This resolution has been attacked
earlier in the day from tbe Demo
cratic side as "stultifying, and Sen
ator Ashurst said that it condemned
the vast expenditures In tbe Ne
berry case bat supported Senator
Superior Mamga Copper stanalag
construction ot standard gaage rail
road and smelter.
Oatman Tom Reed to -mM COM
ores. United American sad TaJIntsss
to famish M tens daily.
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