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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY-MORNING, MAY 9, 1914 LIGHTNING Kansas City Hay Press, and 6-H.P. Engine, com bined with straight gear drive. In the matter of capacity we advise from 15 to 20 tons per day.- The head block has a speed of 18 strokes per minute, which makes a bale a minute quite possible, even allowing two or three strokes to clear the cham ber for the division board. For a Press less the engine we have the Ann-Arbor run by a belt. It is an all-steel press. It does any thing you could ask any-hay press to do. Bale ties. EZRA W. THAYER "Everything in Hardware" 124-130 E. "Washington St. to the sea snore San Diego Coronado Los Angeles San Francisco Think of the cool rf or hot salt and just being Santa l'e Daily The Phoenix" the Electric lights VV. S. I Amusements Tiie Avenue Theatre Lion Theatre LAMARA Regale Theatre daily. THE GARDENS AT THE SIGN OF THE GREEN MILL Saturday, "The Chorus Girl's Romance," a two reel production; "He Likes Things Upside Down," an Eclair Newlywed, comedy, and "Nutty Has a Romance," which is funny. Sunday "The Fatal Grotto," two reels; "The Clue," a mystery tale; "Jimmie's Deception," Powers Comedy. Admission 10c including picture theater. Van Buren and Second Sts. 8 f Til I fV 5l I SH0W T0NIGHT I l V U I I FOUR BIG ACTS I UVAl P"ker Woodman . THE LATEST IN MOVIES I t-Aj Amusement Co. . " o I TYYjipTw PAUL J. RAINEY'S 8 1 SPlffl JlJT AFRICAN HUNT PICTURES I 1 ?THEATin V 6 BIG REELS taken In the wilds of I Parker Woodman Amusement Co. Admission 10-20-30 Cents. y w minim n trnmrnd f f q THE THREE MARRIED MEN Prices 10, 20c, 30c The classiest musical comedy ever seen in Phoenix 127-133 E. Adams breeze. The daily plunge in the bath. The eood fishin? and sailing lazy Only a few hours away via excursions with liberal return limit. onlv throitsh train to Los Angeles. electric fans. ' Goldsv.orlhy, Gen. Afit. Phone 453 Today's Program t reel mas terpiece. "THE BATTLE OF SHILOH." Historical, educa tional war drama. Today A two-reel Feature THE DREAM CHILD - Its a beautiful picture. COMING COMING QUO VADIS in 8 reels. MAY 11 AND 12 210-12 E. Washington. The only house running first-run pictures of Universal service. Complete ' change of program u me u GreatTrials Hisfory TRIAL OF HICKS Albert W. Hicks, who was execut ed on Bedloe's Island, where the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty EnliKht onins the World now stands, on July 13, I860, was the greatest murderer who ever has been convicted and punished in this country. Hicks was merely tried for the murder of Captain Burr, Smith and Oliver Watts, which he had committed on board the oyster sloop E. A. John son. But this was but a minute part ot the great number of crimes of a similar character of which he was Euiltv. The indictment against the prison er was that on the 21st of March, 1860, on the sloop Johnson, Hicks had committed the crime of robbery upon George H. Burr, master - and commander of the vessel, and to conceal the crime had murdered the three men named. The sloop, which was found floating in the New York bay, showed every evidence of the rime by the large spots of blood upon u.' When the murder became known Hicks made his escape from New York and was apprehended at Provi dence, R. I., and brought back to the city. When he was arrested he had on his person a silver watch which was identified as having be longed to Captain Burr, as well as other articles belonging to Burr and the other two men murdered. After a preliminary examination before the grand jury Hicks was in dicted and placed on trial on May 18. The trial lasted five days, during which time the prisoner maintained show of cold indifference. In those days robbery on the high seas was punishable with death, and in consequence only for piracy was the prisoner tried, and not for murder. The prosecution was conducted by ex-Judge Roosevelt, the United States district attorney, and by two assistants, Charles H. Hunt and James F. Dwight. Messrs. Graves and Sayles defended, the prisoner. Mr. Dwight made the opening speech for the government. The first witness called was Selah Cow ell, who was a half owner with Cap tain Burr of the sloop in which the robbery and murder were commit ted. The examination of many other prisoners followed, all ot which tes tified as to seeing Hicks on the sloop when it left the dock, others seeing him on the boat, and still others meeting him after the mur der. Several witnesses who had met Hicks testified that he had told them that he had been in a wreck at sea, in which his sloop was run into and the other members of the crew were knocked overboard and either killed or drowned. The watch was brought in as evi dence, as well as the other articles found on the prisoner. At the end of the fifth day Judge Smalley charged the jury, and they withdrew at 10:36 and were only out seven minutes before they returned and announced a verdict of "guilty." Hicks was then removed to the Tombs in irons. A motion for a new trial was afterwards argued and denied. Immediately after this de cision the sentence or oeatn was passed upon Hicks, the day fixed for the execution being Friday, July 13. Hicks made a long confession be fore Lorenzo de Angeles, the deputy United States marshal for the south ern district of New York, on July 9. In this story the prisoner gave a complete history of his "life from the date of his birth, in 1829, in the town of Foster, Rhode Island. He had run away from home when he was fifteen. From this on for the next twenty-five years the story ot his life of crime is most amazing, and covered almost every section of the globe, down to the murders on the "E. A. Johnson." Hicks confessed that he had never known of or seen Captain Burr be fore he Shipped with him. He said the captain was an amiable man, and that he even liked him, but that he had engaged himself solely, and only for the cruel purpose of taking his life, because he knew that he had considerable money with him, This confession is one of the most remarkable ever subscribed to by criminal. Hicks was executed at half past eleven o'clock in the morning of July .13. The execution was wit nessed by thousands from the num erous excursion boats on the bay and was in plain view from the Battery. A company of United States marines preserved , order. He made no re marks on the gallows, except to re quest the marshal to hang him quick. Hicks' confession was printed gen erally throughout the country the day after his execution. There is no doubt, from this confession, that he was one of the most, fiendish monsters that ever lived. Tomorrow Trial of Henri Roche' fort. ' WATCH FOR THfi N,EW TRUCKS. (Advertisement) CHASE tf Hire a little salesman at The Re publican office. A Want Ad will see OPEN FORUftl FOR DEBATING STATE WIDE PROHIBITION The very important issue of state wide prohibition has been raised. A campaign in favor of a constitutional amendment will be shortly instituted. This, like nil other important ques tions has two sides, on each of which are found honest and intelligent per sons. The Republican has decided to pro vide for a reasonable discussion of this issue in its pages, allowing to each side at least a half column daily for signed articles, for which there will be no charge. No anonymous article will be published. It is only stipulated that the com nunications for and against prohibi LIQUOR SOPHISTRIES Everybody's Magazine is running a series of articles on John Barleycorn, "both sides." Of course there is only one side to the question, but as a con cession to politeness and as an induce ment to the liquor forces to defend their traffic we have to pretend that thereare two sides. The national wholesalers of liquor are represented by their president, Mr. H. J. Kaltenbach, who says: "The trade is convinced that prohibition in the United States is a failure. Statistics demonstrate that the consumption of liquors has increased ninety per cent per capita in the past twenty years, despite the large increase of territory nominally under prohibition laws. . . . The trade is convinced that state-wide prohibition has been a failure in every state which has attempted to experi ment." This so-called argument answers it self. The commonest principles of logic applied to this statement reduces it to an absurdity.' There is nothing the dealers desire quite so much as the failure of prohibition, and the in creased sale of liquor. If, therefore, prohibition increased the consumption of liquor every dealer In the country would be a loud and persistent advo cate of prohibition. Again, who desires effective prohibi tionists more than the prohibition- sits themselves? Ig they are satis fied why should the dealers complain? The prohibitionists, who desire effec tive prohibition, favor prohibition as a remedy. The dealers, desiring no ef fective prohibition, are opposed to pro hibition as a remedy. It ought not to be difficult for any man or woman to make a choice. The liquor dealer who argues thus convicts himself of in sincerity at the start. The facts are that prohibition, state wide, has been very much of a suc cess. It has not stopped the crime, for no law can do that, but it has mini mized it. There was never a time in history when prohibition was quite so much of a success as it is night now. Three- fourths of the territory of the nation is dry. National prohibition is on the way and we are making the last stride in that direction. The liquor dealers, when they get to defending the trafflCj are compelled by the exigencies of the case to resort to subterfuge and falsehood. Their stories do not hang together. The National Liquor Dealer's Journal says: "The argument that prohibition does not prohibit is merely one of expediency. It is neither moral nor ethical. If no better reason can be presented by the friends of the alcoholic liquor trade. their discomfiture is sure." In its attempts to rally the liquor forces for the final stand the paper above quoted says: "The united forces of the opposition will strive to write prohibition of the manufacture, impor tation, and sale of alcoholic liquors into the federal constitution. If they succeed it is the death-knell of the liquor business as a recognized in dustry." Then this paper goes on to show that this result is not impossible. It says that twenty-seven, states can be counted on to ratify the national amendment, and that the securing of nine more is not a "superhuman task." No., prohibition is not a failure. No one knows this better than the presi dent of the national dealers. When he writes to the contrary the wish is no doubt father to the thought. He had best take the friendly advice of the liquor journal and avoid that "discom fiture" which is "sure." G. R. RINEHART. General Superintendent Temperance Federation of Arizona. EMPRESS THEATRE 3pecial Children's Incon 9 Most marvelous motion pictures ever made. Showing wild animal life as it really exists in wilds of Africa. Produced at a cost of over $250,000 These pictures were exhibited in New York, Chicago and San Francisco at Dollar prices. They will be" shown here at 10c, 20c, and 30c. First show 7.45 Second 9.15 P. M. tion be just and fair and that in no case shall there be any wild and ex travagant statement that will In any way reflect upon the reputation of Phoenix for good order. It is suggested by The Republican that either side, desiring to avail it self of this offer of space, name a committee through which all matter relating to the issue shall be trans mitted. In such case, all communica tions received at this office from other sources will be rejected. We believe that this arrangement Is ne cessary to keep the discussion within reasonable lines. No paid advertisements from either side will be accepted. THE FIRST LINE OF WARFARE 1 Even as things are today, France could bring 1000 men an hour into Eng land by afr If It were necessary. Twenty years hence France will be able to transport an army of 100,000 men and guns across the channel with twenty-five airships in an hour. Germany will be in practically the same posi tion, though I believe she will be forced to discard the lighter-than-air type. Every first-class power will posses her fleet of great aerial battle-ships com parable to the dreadnoughts of today, and while navies must be maintained to a certain extent, the first arm both of offense and defense will undoubtedly he in the air. I trust that England will realize this as speedily as other na tions. The million which has just been granted for the air service was needed a year ago, as I then stated which created a good deal of ridicule at the time. Each year now must see the air estimates increased, and there must be no false economy in the matter of re taining old types. Daily now improve ments are being made; the construc tion is changing; and, most important of all, high-powered engines are com ing into existence. Once we can get, as I say, engines of sufficient power, there is no limit to what may be ac complished. These changes must take time; but I am convinced it will be short. The g PALM 9 BEACH W SUITS The Suits that arc all the rage this year. It will pay you to inspect our line before buying elsewhere. For as we have always said, we can save you money on your suit purchases. TROUSERS Just the thing for Summer wear. At our price of $3.00, 110 more and no less, it will'be-to your ad vantage to buy here. mr 1 .y 11 Matinee This Afternoon at 3 Paul J. Rainey's HI unf Picfures ini THOMAS I CHARRETT IS COMPLETELY EXONERATED Young Man Suspected of Theft Proves Himself Victim of Circumstances Completely exonerated of any charge of. wrongdoing, restored to the full confidence of his employer and reinstated in the position he had held previous to his embarrassing encounter with Detective M. Joe Murphy in Prescott, Thomas H. Charrette, is one of the happiest young men in Phoenix today. Cir cumstances, which cast suspicion over him and which practically convinced the detective that Charrette had been engaged in systematic stealing from the Ezra W. Thayer hardware store have proved unfounded. When Murphy located Charrette in Prescott, the young man at once agreed to accompany the detective back to Phoenix and assured his pursuer he had little doubt of his ability to clear his good name. Sub sequent events indicate that Char rette was the victim of a grave er ror, so much so that Mr. Thayer found no hesitancy in reinstating him in his place of business and to make such other amends as are pos sible. Those who know Charrette agree that he is entirely incapable of such a crime as that which apparently hung over him. He recently began the erection of a modest little resi dence, which it is said is intended for a home for himself and a most charming young woman of this city who is shortly to become his bride. Both the young people concerned have suffered exceeding mental an guish because of the unfortunate cir cumstances which coupled the name of the young man with an incident with which he was in no way con nected. But both are happy now in the knowledge that there has been a complete exoneration and that the public knows it. first principle has been established. It is as safe in the air as on the ground today. The rest is merely a matter of natural evolution. It is absurd nat urally to say there are no more prob lems to be solved. There are; but they are not so difficult as was the initial one of actual flight Claude Grahame White, in London Graphic. P. M. All Children 10c. Hot Weather SPECIALS Roast Veal, Roast Pork, Roast Mutton, Chipped Beef, Boiled Ham, Pickl ed Lamb Tongue, Pickled Pig's Feet, Cooker Corn Beef. Tribolet's Market Opposite City Hall, 114 E. Wash ington Street." Phones: O 788, 7S9. E. S. WAKELIN CO. WHOLESALE GROCERS PHOENIX LAUNDRY PROTECT YOUR CLOTHES Phone 1530 California Restaurant Under new management. Give us a trial! piii.iti te'wi . t i mfcr -mrjA Garden City Restaurant New Location 21-23 East Adams St. MACHINERY Machinery of all kinds built, re built or repaired. Bet equipped shop in state. Only expert me chanics. Work guaranteed. OVERLAND AUTO COMPANY 326-328-330 N. Central Everything In Lumber Halstead Lumber Co. Five Points BENNETT LUMBER COMPANY , Everything In. Lumber S-H-O-E-S and Hosiery That's all Harry A. Drachman Shoe Co. 22 WEST ADAMS ST. t WANTED Good Grain Sacks at Third Street and Jackson. PHOENIX WOOD AND COAL CO. ; LUMBER See Us for Prices Phone 1204 O'MALLEY LUMBER CO. GEO. W. McCLARTY Electrical Contractor ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES 208-210 West. Wash. St. Phone 407 Do your teeth ache? If bo consult Dr. Belt, the New System Dentist. All work absolutely painless. Loa Aogelef prices. DR. BELT Phone 0I 11 Menlboa Bid more customers than you can.