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Declamation Contest Held
by "Tempo Normal Stu
dent" Ends in Victory
for Mesa Girl
Phoenix Man Second
(Special to Republican.)
TEMI'K, March 22. First and sec
ond places in the annual high school
declamatory contest held at the nor
mal auditorium in Tempe last even
inn went to Miss Ruth Ryers of
Mesa high, and Alexander Hoses of
Phoenix high, respectively. other
schools represented on the stage
w.re (Herniate high, with Miss Grace
Helm as its contestant, and Tempe
high, represented by Miss Nevada
The contest drew representation in
the audience from all parts of the
valley, between seven and eight hun
dred people all told turning out to
hear the speaking. On the left side
of the spacious hnll was a group of
normalites representing nobody in
particular and everybody in general;
in the center section and to the
front was Mesa high, in the central
section was Glendale, behind them
Phoenix and on the right side of the
hall Tempe high. Each group was
composed of a hundred or more, as
the noise-war waged before and after
the program would readily indicate.
If ever school spirit was manifested
it was on this occasion, when at
times all the schools were yelling in
an attempt to drown out the noise
of their opponents.
Several musical numbers were ren
dered by a lady's chorus from the
normal, under the supervision of Prof.
J. L. Johnston.
The evening program was directed
with Professor J. L. Kelton, instructor
of Knglish at the normal and gram
mat ic critic on The Student, as
chairman. The first to be intro
duced was Miss Turner of Timpe.
Her declamation was entitled, "The
Gold Luis." Miss Helm of Glcndale
came second on the program, with
that old, yet still most welcome decla
mation, "The Story of Patsy." Prob
ably the most interesting declamation
of the evening was that rendered by
Mr. Roses of Phoenix, who gave,
"My Native Land." The fourth and
last number was given by Miss By
ers of M sa, who chose as her sub
ject, "A Scene from the School of
"Without a conference by the
judges, R. N. George of Scottsdale,
Frank Dykes of Phoenix and Mr.
Marks of Phoenix,' first place was
awarded Miss Byers and the gold
medal rewarding her was presented
by Mr. Marks. The silver medal
went to the Phoenix high repre
sentative. From all standpoints the 1914 decla
matory contest was a huge success,
probably as much so as any in the
past. The management of the Tempe
Normal Student, under whose aus
pices the contest is held, is more
than satisfied with the results.
Winners in the Student contest
in past years have been as follows:
Gold Medal.
1907 Nellie Hunt, Bisbee.
190S Fred Spalding, Phoenix.
1909 Iva Butler, Bisbee.
1910 Klon Armstrong, Tempe.
1911 Edith Teel, Phoenix.
1912 Edna R. Jenkins, Tempe.
1913 Eleanor Roberts, Glendale.
1914 Ruth Byers, Mesa.
Silver Medal.
1907 Harold Thomas, Jerome.
1908 Miriam Evans, Bisbee.
1909 Julius Goodwin, Tempe.
1910 Winnie Belcher, Globe.
1911 Vivia Villman, Mesa.
1912 Mabel Clark, Mesa.
1913 Samuel Holsinger, Phoenix.
1914 Alexander Roses, Phoenix.
(Continued From Page One)
immigration inspectors, has been iden
tified as General Bias Orphinal, one of
the Mexican federal commanders who
fled into the United States from Oji
naga. He escaped from the refugee
camp at El Paso, and will be returned
there. He said he was going to Havana.
Reoccupy Las Vacas.
EAGLE PASS, March 22. Mexican
Federal troops have reoccupied Las
Vacas, killing the Constitutionalist
garrison of fourteen men. Nine bodies
were hanged from trees in plain view
of the American side.
Carranza Heads Troops.
CASA GRANDES, Chihuahua, March
22. General Carranza today reap
peared at the head of his troops in
splendid health and spirits. To
morrow he expects to resume his
march to Juarez.
Federal Troops Flee.
EL PASO, March 22. One hundred
Federal troops crossed the river from
Mexico into Texas, according to an
"Fra Diavolo," Vehicle of First Per
formance, is Tuneful Opera.
"Fra Diavolo," one of the pret
tiset and dramatic of the old operas,
will open tonight at the Empress.
The Boston Ideal Opera Company,
which will be seen here for the first
time tonight, has been diligently re
hearsing for the past week, and the
task of perfecting themselves in their
various parts has really been an easy
one, owing to the fact that the
entire aggregation has appeared in
these operas for several years, and
consequently they are entirely at home
in them, all of which makes it possi
ble for the local theatre-goers to see
these bills to the best possible ad
vantage. Director Charles D. Hazelrigg re
ports everything ship-shape for the
opening this evening. The wardrobe
is here, and it can be safely said
that never before has a more beau
tiful display of gowns been seen in
All Phoenix is waiting for the
opening, as the first performance will
easily display the ability of the new
company to the skeptic, if there be
any. In order to appreciate an
operatic performance of any nature
It is quite necessary to see it from
the beginning, therefore, the manage
ment announces that the first show
will start with a reel of pictures at
7:S0. The show will start at 7:45.
This allows time for the seating of
the patrons, and allows the house
to become settled before the opening
of the opera. The second show will
start with a reel of film at 9 o'clock,
and the opera at 9:15. There are no
seats in reserve excepting for the
press, and it will be a case of first
come, first served. The seats will
Ira scarce. Nuff ced.
official dispatch to Rafael Musquiz,
Constitutionalist consul here. - The
soldiers fled without arms and ammu
nition from the garrison at San
Ignacio. There are no further de
tails. Minute Men Volunteer.
EL CENTUO, March 22. Sixty-five
men volunteered as minute-men at a
mass meeting to act in case of a
recurrence of the Tecate raid when
the postmaster was killed and the
store was burned by men identified
as Mexicans. The President will be
asked for an armed guard for Sharps
Heading, the basis of the valley's wa
ter supply.
In no line of human endeavor has the in
ventive brain of the scientist contributed more
to the world's progress than by the creation
of the art of telephony, of which the Bell
system is the embodiment.
When the telephone was born, nothing an
alogous to telephone service as we now know
it existed. There was no tradition to guide, no
experience to follow.
The system, the apparatus, the methods an
entire new art had to be created. The art of
electricial engineering did not exist. The Bell
pioneers, recognizing that success depended
upon the highest engineering and technical
skill at once organized an experimental and re
search department which is now directed by
a staff of over 550 engineers and scientists, in
cluding former professors, post-graduate stu
dents, scientific investigators the graduates of
over 70 universities.
From its foundation the company has con
tinuously developed the art. New improve-,
ments in telephones, switchboards, lines,
cables, have followed one another with remark
able rapidity.
While each successive type of apparatus to
the superficial observer suggested similarity,
each step in the evolution marked a decided
improvement. These changes, this evolution,
has not only been continuous, but is continu
ing. Substantially all of the plant now In use,
including telephones, switchboards, cables and
wires, has been constructed, renewed or re
constructed in the past II) years.
Particularly in switchboards have the
changes been so radical that installations cost
ing in the aggregate millions have frequently
been discarded after only a few years of use.
Since 1877 there have been introduced 53
types and styles of receivers and 73 types and
styles of transmitters. Of the 12,000,000 tele
phone receivers and transmitters owned by the
Bell Company January 1, 1914, none were in
use prior to 1902, while the average age is less
than five years.
Within 10 years we have expended for con
struction and reconstructions an amount more
than equal to the present book value of our
entire plant.
distance circuits of which as much as 20 miles
was in underground cables. By 1906 under
ground talking distance had increased to 90
miles. By 1912 it was possible to talk under
ground from New York to Washington.
It was then that the construction of under
ground conduits from Boston to Washington
was determined upon, not that it was ex
pected to get a through underground talk be
tween those places, but in case of storm or
blizzard, to utilize intermediate sections in
connection with the overhead.
Our persistent study and incessant experi
mentation hpA'e produced results more remark
able still.
We have perfected cables, apparatus and
methods that have overcome obstacles hereto
fore regarded as insuperable both to long-distance
overhead and underground conversation.
Underground conversation is now possible
between Boston and Washington, four times
the length of the longest European under
ground line. This enabled the Bell System In
the recent great storm, so destructive on land
and sea, to maintain communication for the
public between all the principal points on the
Atlantic seaboard.
Telephone communication is established be
tween New York and Denver, is potentially
possible between all points in the United
States, and by 1915 will be an accomplished
fact between New York and San Francisco.
Long-distance and underground transmission
was the most formidable scientific problem
confronting the telephone experts.
The retarding effect of the earth on the tele
phone current often impaired conversation
through one mile underground as much as
though 100 miles overhead. Overhead conver
sation had Its distinct limitations.
No possible improvement in the telephone
transmitter could of Itself solve these difficulties.
The solution was only found in the cumula
tive effect of improvements, great and small,
in telephone, transmitter, line, cable, switch
board, and every other piece of apparatus or
plant required in the transmission of speech.
While the limit of commercial overhead talking
had increased from strictly local to over 1,000
miles as early as 1893, it was not until 1905
that conversation could be had over long-
In our use of methods or apparatus, we are'
committed to no one system. We own, con
trol or have the right to use inventions neces
sary to operate any system recognized or ac
cepted as the most efficient. The Bell System
must always recognize, and in its selection
must always be governed by the necessities of
a national service, with its complex require
ments, which is infinitely more exacting than
Jocal or limited service.
These achievements represent vast expendi
tures of money and immense concentration of
effort which have been justified :by results of
immeasurable benefit to the public. No local
company unaided could bear the financial or
scientific burden of this work. Such results
are possible only through a centralized general
staff, avoiding wasteful duplication of effort,
working out problems common to all, for the
benefit of all.
The pioneers of the Bell System recognized
that telephone service as they saw it, was in
the broadest sense a public utility; that upon
them rested a public obligation to give the
best possible service at the most reasonable
rates consistent with risk, investment and the"
continued improvement and maintenance of its
Without this expenditure of millions and
concentration of effort, the telephone art as it
exists could not have been developed.
What we have done in working out these
great problems in the past should be accepted
as a guarantee of what we will do In the fu
ture. THEO. N. VAIL, President.
was unafraid
Story of a Death Recalled
by the Discovery of His
Lonelv Grave in the
Hills North of the City
Last Week
The mystery of an unknown grave
in the mountains north of the city,
discovered by W. II. Higgins last
week has been solved. Mr. Higgins
found on the grave a large granite
boulder with a name and date en
graved upon it. The date, he be
lieved to be 1898 or 1902, and the
name he thought was Clarence II.
But the grave was that of Captain
Clarence H. Shaw, of Chicago, who
died at the Sisters' hospital here on
October 11, 1902, and three days later
was buried at that lonely spot in ac
cordance with a wish expressed
months before his death and again
twenty-four hours before he died.
Captain Shaw at that time had
been a resident of the valley for
more than eight years. He had come
here from Chicago a sufferer of tu
berculosis. Every man whom he met
became his friend, and among his
friends was Lafe Brunson, to whom
he had brought a letter. Captain
Shaw and a companion lived a con
siderable time in a camp near the
place where he was afterward buried.
One Sunday, while Brunson was vis
iting him in his camp, Shaw pointed
cut this spot, and said he wanted to
be buried there. Shaw had so often
spoken lightly of death that Brunson
paid little attention to the request.
Months later, twenty-four hours
before he breathed his last, and
while he" looked death in the face
and laughed, he renewed the request.
He sent for Brunson to come to the
hospital and on the arrival of Brun
son, Shaw, who was lying in bed,
smiled and reminded him of the
grave. He said he would need it at
once. lie was not looking worse
than when Brunson had seen him
last, and his friend believed that he
was joking again. Several other
friends had gathered in the room,
Mr. Holly, of Merryman & Holly, the
undertakers. Professor Truman of the
high school, and Dr. Duffield, his
Shaw rose from his bed and was
at once seized with a frightful hem
orrhage which his physician had told
him would be his last. That night
his friends thought he was dying and
twice, the doctor said all was over.
Then there was a little twitching
about the throat, color came into the
pale cheeks and the glazed eye
cleared. Shaw smiled and said in a
whisper, "You thought I was gone.
but I've come back. I've fooled you."
hat occurred twice during the night.
Again he sent for Sisters Vincent
and Dominick and when they ap
peared and asked him what he want
ed he pointed to his circle of friends
and said he wanted to tell how they
were doomed to disappointment.
"Now," said he. "there's Brunson:
he thinks he's going to get a con
tract to paint a head board for me,
but I've given an order for a head
stone of granite with my name and
dates of my birth and death engraved
on it "
In like manner he took up each of
his friends until he came to Holly.
"There," said he, "is Holly; he is
the only one who will not be disap
pointed. He has the contract for my
Shortly before he passed away he
directed Brunson to open his trunk
and from it he gave a present to
each of his friends.
Mr. Brunson went out to see the
grave yesterday and found it in good
order. He said that he did not know
how Mr. Higgins had failed to get
the name and the dates right, for
they were as distinct as when Legler
carved them in the stone, "Clarence
H. Shaw, 1873-1902."
Now Is Your Chance
Our loss is your gain. We are over-stocked and must sell. Note these
prices and compare them with what you are paying, and see the saving:
Oregon Potatoes, per cwt $1.60
25 lbs. Kolled Oats $1.00
20 lbs. Sugar $1.00
20 lbs. Pink Beans $1.00
10 lbs. Bulk Kraut 40c
Bulk Sour and Sweet Pickles,
1 dozen ; . . . .10c
Standard Tomatoes, per ean...,10c
Iowa Corn, per can 10c
3 lbs. Hill's Blue Coffee $1.00
Bbl. Ginger Snaps 22c
Dozen Fancy Oranges 15c
English Walnuts, per lb 15c
Sliced Pineapple, 2 25c cans for. 35c
2 cans for 35c
Cabbage, per lb 3c
Arizona Grocery Company
329 and 331 E. Washington St.
Phone 455
State Auditor and Member of Board
of Control Who Investigated
State Reform School, Back
State Auditor J. C. Callaghan, who
for the past week has been at Fort
Grant conducting a public Investiga
tion into the management of the af
fairs of the State Industrial school
returned yesterday from his quest.
He was accompanied by Assistant
Attorney General Leslie T. Hardy
who acted as legal advisor to the
auditor during the investigation.
Referring to the investigation, the
auditor said that at present it is
impossible for him to make a state
ment of what he found there as he
must render a report to the board
of control which instructed him to
conduct the investigation. However,
it was learned from other sources
that the charges that were made
against the institution and which
caused the investigation to be made
succeed in bringing out some re
markable evidence of the conduct of
the inmates of the place and the
methods that are used in conducting
the institution.
It transpired that during the in
carceration of some of the boys in
the guard house for infractions of
tne rules, the key to the place was
left with a trusty, himself an inmate
of the school and in no way qualified
to be the custodian of the guard
house, and that duiing the time the
boys were in the school jail others
were admitted there to converse and
visit with them.
Many other things worse than this
it is said were brought to light dur
ing the investigation. The testimony
was reduced to notes which will be
transcribed as sobn as possible.
A strong fundamental law is that
of the Central Arizona Baseball
League, recently organized in Phoe
nix. The following are the by-laws
under which the league proposes to
do business:
(1) This; league shall be known as
the Central Arizona Baseball Asso
ciation; organized on March 18th, in
the city of Phoenix, state of Arizona.
(2) The teams and owners given
franchise in this league are as fol-
ows: Tempe, Mr. Lukin; Mesa, Mr.
Langowsky; Phoenix, Mr. Baum;
Phoenix No. 2, Mr. McKinley. Of
ficers of this association are presi
dent, vice-president, secretary and
treasurer, director, director, director
(3) The Board of Directors of this
league shall consist of a manager
representing each team belonging to
his league, and those persons elect
ed to act as officers in this league
by the said Board of Directors.
(4) All rules, by-laws, regulations
and resolutions shall be adopted by
a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
(5) All games and control of play
ers shall be governed by the na
tional baseball rules except in such
cases as where special resolutions
have been adopted by this league.
(6) The duties of the officials of
his league are the same as in the
National League.
(7) It shall be the duties of the
ibove teams to play where and
when they are scheduled, or they are
subject to losing their franchise.
(8) No one shall be permitted to
attend the regular meetings of this
eague except the regular officers of
this league and a manager or rep
resentative of a team of this league.
(9) Any manager or managers be
ing absent from the regular meetings
of this league twice in succession
without the authority of the presi
dent of this league, shall be fined
not less than $5 and no more than
(10) It shall be the duty of each
manager of the winning teams of
this league to report the r?"ilts of
the game to the secretary and treas
urer of this league before 8 P. M. of
the day in which the game or games
are played. A failure to comply with
this law is subject such manager
or managers to a fine of $1.00.
(11) All games shall be called by
the umpire at 3 P. M., unless an
other time has been set and agreed
upon by the managers representing
the teams that are to play.
(12) This league shall meet on the
first Monday in each and every
month, but shall be subject to a
call for a special meeting by the
president of this league. First and
second meetings held in Phoenix,
third in Mesa and fourth in Tempe
throughout the entire season.
(13) This league to play two
series of baseball of eighteen games
The Truth About Grape-Nuts Food.
It doesn't matter so much what
you hear about a tiling, it's what
you know that counts. And correct
knowledge is most likely to come
from personal experience.
"About a year ago," writes a N.
Y. man, "I was bothered by indiges
tion, especially during the forenoon.
I tried several remedies without any
permanent improvement.
"My breakfast usually consisted of
oatmeal, steak or chops, bread, cof
fee and some fruit.
"Hearing so much about Grape
Nuts, I concluded to give it a trial
and find out if all I heard of it was
"So I began with Grape-Nuts and
cream, soft-boiled eggs, a toast, a
cup of Postum and some fruit. Be
fore the end of the first week I
was rid of the acidity of the stom
ach and felt much relieved.
"By the end of the second week all
traces of indigestion had disappeared
and I was in first rate health once
"Before beginning this course of
diet, I never had any appetite for
lunch, but now I can enjoy the meal
at noon time."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich., Read "The Road to
Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a Rea
son." Ever read the above letter? A
new one appears from time to time,
hey are genuine, true, and full of
human interest.
each, first series starting March
29th and ending July 9th; second
series starting July 11th and end
ing . The winners of
each series to play a post-series at
the end of the season.
(14) Two competent umpires shall
be appointed by the Board of Direct
ores and their salary shall be $5.00
for one game and $7.50 for two
games, to be paid together with
transportation from the general
funds of the league by the secre
tary and treasurer on order of the
president of this league. Each home
teim is to mail on the following
day the said salary and traveling
expense of this umpire to the treas
urer, together with a report of the
(15) Any manager, assistant-manager,
captain, player or players
violating the playing rules, using
boisterous or profane language, fight
ing or in any way behaving in an
unbecoming manner, shall be benched
by the umpire; if the parties or
party still continue their rough
tactics, the manager or managers,
assistant-manager, captain of such
team or teams are subject to a fine
of no less than $1.00 and no more
than $10.00. The party or parties
benched for the second offense shall
be expelled indefinitely from the
league; and not subject to rein
statement except by the majority
vote of the Board of Directors of
this league.
(16) No manager of this league
can play any other player of this
league belonging to any other team
of this league without written con
sent from the manager or managers
of the team the player or players
are from. Any manager or managers
playing such player or players shall
forfeit game or games.
(17) The release must be sent to
the secretary of the league before
game is in progress. Telephoning
the secretary is considered.
(18) Each manager shall use his
best efforts to enforce the above
rules, and assist in ejecting anyone
so ordered from the grounds by the
umpire, who shall have full and
final authority governing all games
of this league. The umpire shall
be the sole manager of the field
and his person shall be protected
at all times by the managers of
the teams on the field. Umpires
of this league are appointed by the
president, who has full power to
appoint or release at his own descre
tion. (19) All scheduled games must be
played. Balls shall be provided by
the home team.
(20) All postponed and tie games
must be played the next time the
teams involved meet or at the end
of the season as the president de
cided. (21) Four teams will constitute the
Central Arizona League.
(22) The Spalding cork center ball
is the official ball of the league.
(23) No player or players in uni
form are allowed to smoke on the
field in play. The manager is sub
ject to a fine.
(24) The entrance fee of the Cen
tral Arizona Baseball Association
will be $50.00. The home club pays
to the treasurer of the league on
the day after game 10 per cent of
the gross receipts until the total
remittance amounts to four hundred
($400.00) dollars. Two hundred
($200.00) dollars to be returned to
the managers of this league, first
payment to be made of $25.00 on re
ceipt of $100.00, second payment to
be made on receipt of the second
$100.00, and the next $200.00 to re
main in the treasury until the end of
the season.
(25) A list of fifteen players of
each team is to be sent to the sec
retary of this league three days
previous to the first scheduled game
and the manager, assistant-manager
or captain must use only the play
ers whose names appear on that
No players can be added to the
regular team of this league within
three games of the end of each
series unless by a majority vote of
the managers and officers of this
(26) Ten per cent of the total
gross gate receipts are to be mailed
to the secretary as provided in Sec
tion No. 24, the remainder of the
gate receipts are to be divided as
Sixty per cent gross to the win
ning team.
Forty per cent gross to the losing
Each team to stand all their own
expenses, including advertising.
G. W. BROWN, President.
W. H. WILBUR, Vice-President.
LYLB ABBOTT, Sec'y and Treas.
P. J. LANGOWSKY, Director.
L. M. MKINLEY, Director.
FRANK BAUM, Director.
ABB LUKIN, Director.
Simply Has to Drive, He Says Will
Appear in 500-Mile
Ralph De Palma, filled with content
ment and a good meal, leaned back
from his coffee in Indianapolis the oth.
er day with a look of mingled astonish
ment and disgust.
' "What," he exclaimed, "quit racing?"
You must be talking through your
The noted Italian driver, hero of
more than two hundred contests on
track and road, had just been asked
why he did not forsake the steering
wheel for private business.
"Why," continued he, "I simply have
to race. I like the game and don't
want to give it up. It is not for the
money alone, either that I stick. I
simply 'love my profession,' as the ac
tors say. You know right well you
would not listen to anyone asking you
to give up your life work. Well, it Is
Just so with me. Driving is my busi
ness and my hobby. You see, I drive
my hobby. Deep stuff, that last."
De Palma, like forty or more others,
is expecting to line up with the field
that makes its annual getaway in the
Indianapolis five-hundred mile race.
The car he will handle, he having had
a split-up with the Mercer people, will
be a Mercedes, it is thought Exchange.
The poet sings about the snow
Though others at his theme may
He can afford to sing, you know;
He doesn't have to clean it off.
Poor Mamma!
Did you ever come home to such a
scene as this? Didn't it make you
eel like a brute to think that your
wife had to wear herself out at such
Put a stop to it now! Un payments
of only
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you can give her an Electric Wash
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It will pay for itself in the saving ot
the clothes and of her strength.
We offer you machines ranging in price
from $30 up and you can have a 1 5
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your home before making any payments.
Don't put this off, telephone today for
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