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.VOL. XXV. NO. 225
Central Bank of Phoenix,
Latest Addition to City's
Financial Institut ions,
Will P,e Open for Busi
ness Within Two Weeks
Anchor Trust Company of
Wichita, Kan., Will" Es
tablish' Office in Arizona
Capital at the Same
; Time
The Incorporators
Geo. S. Lewis, vice president
and general manager, Mead Cycle
Co., Chicago.
Ignaz Schwinn, president Ex
celsior Motor Mfg. Co., Arnold,
Schwinn and Company, manu
facturers Excelsior Motorcycles,
F. A. Crandall, vice president
National City Bank, Chicago.
P. K. Lewis, president Anchor
Trust company, Wichita, Kansas.
J. W. Cheney, physician and
specialist, Wichita, Kansas.
The Central bank of Phoenix, the
latest addition to the financial insti
tutions of the city, will open for busi-!
ness in the quarters formerly occupied ;
by the Union Bank and Trust Com
pany within the next ten days. This
announcement was made by Judge
Richard E. Sloan, counsel for the
bank, following the filing of articles
of incorporation yesterday with the
corporation commission.
The new institution which will
transact a general banking business,
is capitalized at J100.000 and backed
by men of large means and the high
est standing in financial circles. The
capital stock is divided into 1000
shares of a par value of $100 each.
Half of the entire capital stock was
subscribed for and paid in before
application was made for permission
to engage in business. The total in
debtedness to which the corporation
shall be subject js two-thirds of the
capital stock, or $66.6.66.
In connection with the opening of
the new bank there will be estab
lished in this city a branch office of
the Anchor Trust Co. of Wichita.
Kansas, one of the strongest institu
tions of its kind in the west and one
that has most Important eastern con
nections. The trust company although
affiliated, will be conducted as a sep
arate and distinct institution from
the bank and will deal in mortgages
on country and city propery. P. K.
Lewis, who is president of the An
chor Trust Company, will reach the
city this week to take charge of the
new bank and to establish the branch
fiffice of the Wichita, institution. Tr.
Lewis will make his home in Phoenix,
but will retain his position as head
of the Wichita institution.
"The opening of a branch of the
Anchor Trust company in Phoenix
is one of the most important features
of the coming of the new bank to
this city," said Judge Richard E.
Sloan yesterday in speaking of the
new institutions. "The trust company
will provide a service for the com
munity that has been performed hith
erto in only a limited way and will
handle time loans that are not readily
taken care of by banking institutions.
Papers are now being prepared for
the incorporation of the new branch
office of the trust company and will
be filed in a very short time. Judge
Sloan stated last evening that the new
bank would probably be open for
business inside f the next ten days.
Articles of incorporation of the new
bank provide that the board of direc
tors to be chosen from the stock
holders of the corporation shall con
sist of not less than five or more than
nine members. For the present the
incorporators will act as the directors
or the institution, although it is stated
that a number of prominent local
business men will be connected with
the new institution. The annual meet-1
ing of stockholders is to be held on I
the first Wednesday after the first
Monday in January each year.
The opening of the new bank and
the branch office of the trust com
pany for which preparations have
been made for several months was not
announced until after the reorganiza
tion of the Valley Bank, for the rea
son that the men behind the new in
stitution did not wish to take any
step that might in any way affect
the opening of that institution.
Gherna Sentenced to Jail
For Selling Pint of Whiskey
(Special to The Republican)
TUCSON. Jan. 4. Louie Gherna,
proprietor of the Pullman bar in Tuc
son, is tonight legally under arrest in
personal custody of the sheriff sen
tenced to serve ninety days in the
county Jail and pay a fine of $100 for
selling a pint of whiskey on New
Year's day.
This Is a test case being made on
the recent prohibition amendment.
Gherna was placed on trial today
before Judge Cooper In the superior
court. His attorney, Eugene S. Ives,
entered a demurrer to the complaint,
hut this was overruled. Ives on
Tuesday will ask for a write of habeas
corpus if Attorney General Wiley
Jones can he on hand.
CHICAGO, Jan. 4. For the first
time since wheat soared above the
high price level made on September
a at the most exciting crisis of the
German advance on Paris, on Euro
pean buying that seemed nearly re
gardless of cost, wheat touched
$1.'.'A a bushel for May deliverey.
The September record was $1.."2.
which until this morning had been
the topmost pinnacle of value since
the apex of the famous James Pat
ton "corner" in May, 1Hi9, when
quotations reached $1.3u4.
The closing prices today were
the strongest with gains of 2 cents
to 3Vj cents, compared with Satur
day night. The broadening out of
the purehase'xif wheat began at the
very outset this morning, but it was
not until during the last hour of bus
iness that the trading bordered on
the sensational. Even then there
was no wild flurry.
Kuropc's bitter need of bread,
coupled with the fact that ocean
freight rates held Argentine wheat
so high that it seemed doubtful
whether one-quarter of tile contracts
already made to supply South Amer
ican wheat to Europe could he car
ried out. caused spectacular buying.
Buying of wheat also gave strength
to corn and oats. Provisions were
kept down by a large increase in
warehotise stocks of pork and ribs
i LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4. Death
j which struqk down his wife at
! the jail door brought freedom to
Bernard Masais. who had been
imprisoned for vagrancy. Mrs.
i Masais was visiting her husband. j
. I When she entered the steel cage '
she collapsed, and died on her
way to a hospital. Masais was
released to go to his wife's bed-
: side. When he returned, ihe offi- I
I cers refused to detain him. "You
have 'been punished enough," they
To Standardize
Grain Grades and
Compel Inspection
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. The Moss
bill to standardize grain grades and to
provide for federal inspection of grain
for interstate commerce, was passed by
the house today by a vote of 220 to 16.
The measure would authorize the sec
retary of agriculture to esablish uni
form standards of quality and condi
tions in grain and would make unlaw
ful the sale of grain, by grade, in inter
state commerce, unless it conformed
with these standards.
All disputes as to the grade of grain
fixed by a local inspector might be
appealed to the secretary of agriculture
by an interested party. An appropria
tion of $373,011(1 to establish machinery
for grading and inspecting is carried by
the bill.
associated press dispatch
NOGALES, Jan. 4 Nogales. Sono
ra, will be the haven of Arizona bor
der saloons legislated out of useful
ness by the prohibition law. ' The
saloon may move across the border
hece, the Mexican territory being
controlled by Villa troops, who have'
not placed an embargo against li-ouor.
D. W. Working, a representative of
the department of agriculture, will ad
dress an audience of farmers and busi
ness men on the duties and work of
farm advisors, tomorrow afternoon at
the Water Users' Building, according
Gherna waived his hearing in jus
tice court, and now his attorneys will
rush the case to the state supreme
court, where an appeal, both against
Judge Cooper's sentence and the
overruling of the demurer will be
fought. Former Attorney General
John B. Wright will assist In the
case. John H. Campbell will assist
the county attorney as attorney for
the "drys."
On Saturday Attorney Wright ap
peared before? the supreme court in
Phoenix and asked that a writ of
habeas corpus be granted for Gherna,
but the petition was denied and the
ease ordered to proceed through the
lower court.
and by big receipts of hogs. Lard,
however, reflected the upturn in
grain. .
Notwithstanding that wheat at one
time showed a rise of 3 cents over
Saturday night, the upturn apparently
hail littie, if any, effect on the farmers.
Country offerings were decidedly mea
ger as they have been for some, time
Although the prime impetus for high
prices came from seemingly unlimited
export demand, there was no doubt that
the general public bought wheat heav
ily and especially so in the last hour
of the season.
Millers, too, were said to be anxious
buyers, fearing that the tremendous ex
port call would letve them short of
supplies. Roughly, the total sales to
Europe today in the United States were
estimated at 3.000,000 bushels. Of this
aggregate. 7T0,0On bushels was defin
itely known to be for the relief of the
starving people of Belgium.
Experienced observers failed to not
ice any unusual excitement despite the
swift upward swing of the market. The
one striking fact was the steady ab
sorption of every bushel of wheat off
ered for sale.
Talk among brokers centered almost
wholly on the fact that for the time
being, the I'nited States was virtually
the only big exporting nation in the
An Outline of the Probable
Reply Has Been Sent to
France Which is Inter
ested Because of Activity
of Her Own Ships
LONDON, Jan. 4. The British gov
ernment's reply to the American note
concerning contraband probably will
be sent before the end of the week.
An outline of the reply was sub
mitted to France, which is greatly
interested because of the activity of
French ships in searching Mediter
ranean cargoes. A statement prob
ably will be issued shortly showing
that Italy has reached an under
standing with Kngland and the other
allies concerning contraband satis
factory to all concerned.
It can be stated authoritatively
that only five cargoes destined to
Italy have been stopped at Gibraltar
since November l.'i. Two of these
were released in three days, and the
other when the alleged contraband
was removed. Since December 4 no
such vessels have been intercepted
by the allies. Rubber cargoes des
tined for American firms and held at
English ports probably will be re
leased soon or purchased by Great
Britain, which needs rubber for tires,
boots and bed blankets.
Negotiations are continuing be
tween the allies and Knropean neu
trals concerning the tightening of
export regulations preventing Amer
ican ' shipments from reaching Ger
many or Austria through neighboring
countries. A loosening of the regu-
(Continued on Page Two)
to a plan arranged between Prof. Stan
ley F. Morse of the university, Presi
dent Orme of the water users, and
Harry Welch of the board of trade.
The lecture will be illustrated with
stereopticon views of interest both to
the agriculturist and the merchant.
In view of the fact that the Water
Users' association yesterday, passed an
appropriation for a thousand dollars
toward the salary anil expenses of a
farm advisor for the Salt River valley,
the announcement of the Working lec
tures will he of interest to all. It is the
earnest desire of the arrangements
committee that a great number of far
mers interest themselves in the move
ment, and show it by turning out for
the lecture.
The place the farmers' room of the
Water Temple, and the time is two
o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The thousand dollar appropriation
.for the salary of the farm advisor, is
calculated to hold him until some 'oth
er funds, secured by the University of
Arizona experiment station become
available on July 1.
The appointment was to have taken
effect on January 1, but no one has yet
been named. However, as things are
now all prepared for the selection, the
incumbent will probably be named
very shortly.
172,000 ACRES
Survey Board's Final Re
port Approved With One
Change by Reclamation
Commission, Leaves State
School Lands Out
First Unit Fixed, and What
ever is Cost of Construc
tion Work. Found bv lie
view Board, That ' Unit
Will Pav It
Setting the acreage in the first
formally defined unit in the Salt
river project at 172.273.71 acres (on
which the construction cost of work
done up to the time of opening shall '
be assessed I, a report of the survey
board, changed slightly and approved
by the reclamation commission, ar
rived yesterday in time to convey to
tile governors of the Water Users'
association the fact that state school
lands were to be excluded from
membership in the reservoir. Under
the provisions of the report, not even
legislative enactment, permitting
the 'state to sell school lands to the
lessees, will qualify such lands for
Excluding school lands constituted
the only change in the report submit
ted by Messrs. Hanna, Parish and
Parker. The water users have worked
to have school lands recognized. The
legislature will be urged to permit
the sale of such lands to their
In defining the limits of the pro
ject, the board classed lands as fol
lows: Acres.
(a) Cultivated lands subject
to reclamation act. .. .172,275.71
(b) Lands in townsites 8,324
(c) Cultivated state school
lands 11,03(1
(d; Uncultivated subscribed
lands ,.-2,478.01
(c) Uncultivated state school
hinds 1,(141
Total 219.74S.7.
Three Main Features
There are three punches to the re
port. if greatest interest to all the!
farmers of the valley, is that of the
limit of the acreage on which the
present construction cost is to be as
sessed. Later lands brought into cul
tivation are recommended to be
classed in a separate unit, so that
the further construction costs (com
prised in pumping plants and in a
storage reservoir on the Verde river)
can be assessed only against the
lands befitting by the increase in de
veloped water supply. ' However, the
reclamation extension law, passed last
August, provides that such further
construction work, if undertaken by
the reclamation service, can be paid
for in annual installments, due and
payable after the twenty-year pay
ments on the original unit have all
been collected.
The second important item affects
schocd lands, excluding them from
taking out shares in the association
at preser.t, but recommending that
in the event the present works should
develop excess water, such water may
be applied to cultivate school lands,
then uncultivated subscribed lands
and lastly uncultivated school lands.
Preference is always given lands
(Continued on Page Six)
Booze Gone; No Use
For Chain Gang;
Meat Supply Low
The chain gang is abolished;
When the two officers who have
been superintending the ignominious
activities of the "plain drunks", lined
up yesterday, with a report that as to
prisoners to superintend, there simply
"wasn't no such animal", Migistrate
McBride discharged them w ith the at
titude of a man who is getting rid of
an old and honorable institution. The
Phoenix chain gang has existed for a
long time. It has sometimes reached
respectable proportions if the propor
tions of a set of "d. and d.'s" can be
called respectable.
At one time there were two chain
gangs. And there was also a gang on
the city rock pile. Another filled in at
the city garbage depot.
Now, there is none.
Prohibition, that deprived Phoenix
of a chain gang, compelled the bakers
to put out signs, "S. B. O." meaning
"stale bread only", yesterday set sonie
local meat market men figuring. Hack
ett's for instance, reported the biggest
Saturday's business in five months.
The City Meat Market was nearly
cleaned out the day after prohibition.
A. Sandige, a cobbler states that he
knows for sure that the almost un-handle-able
rush of business at his
Broadway shop resulted from the fact
that some people who hadn't enough
money formerly for shoes and booze,
both at the same time, are now having
their soles saved.
lirin nni imnui
(Special to The Republican)
DOUGLAS, Jan. 4. The eighth an
nual convention of the Arizona Cattle
Growers' asociation opened today with
over 23a delegates in attendance and
with eleven couniies represented. The
meeting was called to order by Presi
dent Charles P. Mullen of the associa
tion. President Mullen then delivered
his annual address showing the effec
tive work done by the association dur
ing the past year. The appointment of
various committees followed, the sec
retary, Mr. Bradner. in the meantime
having distributed the attractive sou
venir uadges provided.
At the afternoon session held in the
Columbia theater, and largely attend
ed, several ringing addresses were
made. Dr. rt. K. Williams, of the Uni
versity of Arizona, read a very able
and comprehensive paper on the beef
outlook in the I'nited States. He was
followed by Prof. G. W. Barnes of the
university in a most interesting state
ment on the management of the bull
under range conditions.
Charles E. Hardy, collector of the
port at Nogales, in a stirring talk re
ferred to the federal government and
its relation to the cattle men of Arizo
na. F. H. Williams, of the Southern
Pacific service, then talked very inter
estingly to the delegates on the value
of cooperation between the railroad and
the stockmen. He was followed by
Dwight R. Heard of Phoenix, w ho spoke
on the federal grazing bill, also gen
erally known as the lease law, outlin
ing the progress thus made on this
important measure, and urging that the
Report Received at AVash
ington from British Lega
tion Tells of the Deplor
able Conditions in Mex
ico Citv One Week Ago
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 Sir Cecil
.Spring-Rice, British ambassador,
transmitted to the state dcrartment a
copy of a nitil report from the Brit
ish legation in Mexico City saying con
ditions there a week ago were deplor
able. Since the British report was
sent, conditions have improved accord
ing to state department advices.
The Mexican convention reassembled
today and discussed the credentials of
the delegates. Neither the war or
state department had further advices
concerning the situation at Naco, but
the belief prevailed that adjustment
will be ri ached on the arrival of Gen.
Juan Cabral with S.'JOu Gutierrez
High commendation is given Eduar
do Iturbicie, former governor of the
federal district, by the British report
from Mexico City, for his efforts in
saving the lives of Britons and Ameri
cans when the Zapata forces entered
the city. Since then Iturbide has suc
ceeded in getting out of the hands of
Mexican officials who threatened to
execute him and according to official
reports received today, he is now in the
United States.
Eliso Rcdomlo, head of the Carranza
agency, issued a statement tonight
summarizing the dispatches from Vera
Cruz confirming the reports of the cap-
(Continued on Page Three)
SAX FRANCISCO, Jan. 4. "In the
past few years there has been so
much whining by people who thought
the I'nited States had no prosperity
that I'd like to see something of the
western spirit infused throughout
those parts of the country where
such whining seems almost fashion
able." This remark was made by Secre
tary McAdoo at a luncheon given by
the directors of the Panama-Pacific
exposition. "As a matter of fact."
he continued, "there isn't a nation
on earth whose fundamental economic
situation is sounder or whose finan
cial condition is more comfortable
than that of the I'nited States of
America. Men who seek to destroy
confidence in the- credit on which
our prosperity is built are commit
ting crime against the American peo
ple. We are going to have prosperity
and we are going to hfcve it very
soon. I'm not a prophet but I'd like
to stake my reputation on that state
ment twelve months from now."
In the course of his speech Mc
Adoo, discussing newspapers urged
that matters of vital importance to
the nation be treated by the press
without political bias.
"I wish," he said, "that we would
m do i mm
President of the Arizona Cattle Grow
ers' Association
(attlenien vigorously support the pro
I used classification of the open range
preparatory to the enactment of the
leasing law.
Mr. Knipp of the United States for
estry service talked very franklv to the
'.delegates ;ia to the successful efforts
that were being made by the service
(Continued on Page Seven)
Seventy tagged and numbered
picture brides from Japan arriv-
ed on the liner Shinyo Maru to
meet their husbands they had j
never seen. Fifty more have ar-
rived within a week on other I
steamers. The brides are being 1
housed on Angel Island at the
United Stales detention station,
until their husbands claim them, j
There has been an exchange of
pictures and approval by the !
heads of both families. I
Prescott Men To
Oppose Almshouse
And Liquor Laws
(Special to The Republican)
PRESi'ciTT, Jan. 4. Representative
business men of Prescott organized to-
night to inaugurate a statewide move
ment for the purpose of having the
legislatuie call a special election to vote
upon the repeal of the almshouse bill
and amend t lie prohibition law by
eliminating its objectionable features.
Letters will be sent to prominent mer
chants in every county urging that a
delegation be .sent to a general conven
tion to be heid in Phoenix in the near
The constitution provides that the
I legislature can call a special election
i upon being petitoned by fifteen per
! cent of the electors. No liquor inter
j ests are connected with tonight's meet
I ing.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 4. Sacra
mento's forfeited franchise in the
Pacific Coast Baseball league, was
formally transferred to Salt Lake ,u
a meeting of the directors repre-
j seining four of the clubs late to
j night. The opening of the season
was changed from March 23 u 30.
have less partisanlsm in public life
in this country. We carry it to such
an extreme that it hurts our pro
gress hurts our development as a
(Continued on Page Three)
Ship Purchase Bill Makes
More Work For Congress
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Government
purchase of ships is proposed in the ad
ministration bill creating a shipping
board, the financing of a $10,000,000
corporation and to expend $30,000,000
for the purchase or charter of vessels,
has become the foremost issue before
congress. Republican senators served
notice the hill will be fought to the last
ditch, charging undue haste to pass it.
The minority committee report de
clared that "every craft set afloat by
the government would add another risk
to our being drawn into the present
By a vote of 46 to 29 the senate made
the bill unfinished business giving way
only to appropriation measures.
While Little Change on the
Left Bank of the .Vistula
There is Energetic Fight
ing Near Bolmiow and
West Galieia
German Headquarters De
clares the Situation on
Eastern Front Remains
Unchanged, Though the
French Are Holding Own
PETROGRAD, Jan. 4. An official
communication issued from general
headquarters tonight follows:
"During January 3, no important
change took place on the left bank of
the Vistula. In many sections there
have been the usual army engagements
and secondary actions.
"More desperate fighting took place
on the night of January 2 and 3 in the
region of Bolimow where the Germans,
after an energetic attack, forced one of
our trenches, but were immediately
dislodged from it by our counter-attack,
abandoning six machine guns and
u number of prisoners.
"In West Galieia on January 2 we
made progress again, taking more than
10(1(1 Austrian prisoners and several
cannon and machine guns. In the re
gion of Uzsok Pass we took an equal
number of prisoners and captured sev
eral guns and rapid firers. In this ac
tion an entire Austrian battalion with
eleven officers surrendered. In this re
gion the staff of a column of the enemy,
with the chief wounded, and all docu
ments fell into our hands.
"On our extreme left wing our troop3
passing through the whole of Buko
wina have occupied the town of Sue
zawa, one verst (two-thirds of a mile)
distant from the Austro-Rumanian
I frontier."
"The battle at Sari Kamysch (Trans
Caucasia), is still proceeding to our
advantage", says a general staff offi
cial statement. "At sunrise Sunday,
our troops attacked Ardahan and to
ward evening, after fierce fighting, the
Turks were dislodged from their
trenches, having sustained heavy ca
sualties." But Little Activity
LONDON, Jan. 4. Latest news from
the battlefront indicates but little ac
tivity, a lull evidently being enforced
by bad weather. Steinbach, a village
in upper Alsace, is now in the hands
of the French after house to house
fighting. This loss Berlin admits. The
day was marked with artillery duels
with occasional infantry dashes for
slight gains, but the line from Oise to
the sea was almost completely calm.
German headquarters declares the sit
uation on the eastern front remains
unchanged. Nothing reached London
to the contrary of this statement.
The Swedish steamer Carmen has
been lost in the North Sea with a crew
of twenty, according to advices from
Stockholm. It is presumed she struck
a fine. .
From Upper Alsace
PARIS, Jan. 4. "The only reports
received up to the present have refer
ence to upper Alsace where engage
ments of a very violent nature contin
ued in' the region of Cernay (Senno
heim)," says a night official statement.
"Last night our troops lost and then
regained territory around the church at
Steinbach. In the morning they oc
cupied the entire village. The German
works to the west of Cernay were cap
tured by us yesterday were lost for a
brief period following a violent counter
attack, but the Germans were not ahlo
to maintain it and this position is
again in our hands."
Austrians Claim Victory
VIENNA. Jan. 4. Gains of minor
importance are claimed by a night of
ficial statement which says:
"In severe battles in the district
south of Gorlice which were fought un
der the worst weather conditions, our
brave troops assured themselves
through getting possession of an im-
(Continued on Page Three)
Senator Fletcher in charge of the bill,
recently conferring with the. president,
said the war had produced a ship fam
ine and the interests of the United
States demanded government aid in
providing ships to take products to
market. He cited the fact that cotton
was sold to Germany at 19 cents a
pound while bringing seven cents here.
Germany would take half a billion
pounds, he said, if she could get it
while the south had fifteen times that
amount to sell. The American regist
ry emergency bill has not met tho
"We must see that war between oth
er countries never cripples our indus
tries for lack of ships" ha declared.
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