THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY-MORNING, MAY 9, 1914
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.
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The Phoenix" the
Tiie Avenue Theatre
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
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I Parker Woodman Amusement Co. Admission 10-20-30 Cents.
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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.
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.
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
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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
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
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
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
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'
WATCH FOR THfi N,EW
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
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.
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
No paid advertisements from either
side will be accepted.
THE FIRST LINE OF WARFARE
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
9 BEACH W
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.
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.
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Matinee This Afternoon at 3
Paul J. Rainey's
THOMAS I CHARRETT IS
Young Man Suspected of Theft
Proves Himself Victim of
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.
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Halstead Lumber Co.
Everything In. Lumber
and Hosiery That's all
Harry A. Drachman Shoe Co.
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Good Grain Sacks at Third Street
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O'MALLEY LUMBER CO.
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