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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORXIXCJ, FEBRUARY 20, 1915
l, nil Arizona Republican's Editorial Page T
The Arizona Republican
Published by
ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANT.
Iwight B. Heard President and JanaRer
Charles A. Stauffer.. Business Manager
Garth W. Cato Assistant Business Sfanager
J. W. Spear Editor
The Only Paper in Arliona Published Every Day In the
Year. Only Morning Paper In Phoenix.
Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches.
Office. Corner Second and Adams Streets.
Entered at the Postoflice at Phoenix. Arizona, as Mall
Matter of the Second Class.
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Building.
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PUBLICAN, Phoenix, Arizona.
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SUBSCRIPTION KATES:
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SATURDAY MOIl.MNC, FEBRUARY 2v,
111 liahits gather by unseen degrees,
As brooks make rivers, rivers rmi to
seas. John Dryden.
A Good Place to Be
The go-to-church movement is net very old,
i.nly two years, but it has taken hold upon (lie peo
ple of this country, anil on one (lay in the year ex
erts an influence that is felt throughout the year.
A year ago this coming Sunday, which is go-to-chun
h Sunday, there were more people in the
churches of the country than hail ever been seen
there before. There were many there who had not
been there for years. That Sunday, to many, was
the beginning of a habit, a Rood habit.
The man who does not attend church doesn't
miow what he is missing. For one thing, he misses
seeing one side of his neighbors whom he thinks
he knows pretty well, lie meets them every day
but Sunday. He sees them in the store, the bank,
the shoti and on the street. He will see a different
people on Sunday, not because they are only Sun
das' Christians: lint he will see them with worhi
lincss dropped off that they more freely give them
selves to their devotions.
It is the fashion of many who do not attend
church to say that they are as good as many who
are regular attendants. That may be true. There
are some regular attendants at church who are
worse than the average non-attendant. The hypo
crite is not a good man anywhere; in church or out,
week day or Sunday. But the- hypocrite in the
church is the exception. We think there is no doubt
that a higher average of citizenship is found in
side the churches on Sunday than outside them.
The church is a good place to be. The average
man knows that, and if he is too lazy himself to go,
or if there is something else he would rather do
on the Sabbath day, he feels that his children are
safer in the influence which surrounds thein than
in the outside world.
A School Survey
Two bills intended to cure glaring defects of
nur school system have been introduced, one of
them establishing a sensible auditing system to ar
rest the wild waste of fche school funds, to raise
which the people are more heavily taxed than foi
any other purpose.
The other bill, introduced by -Mrs. Munds at
the instance of the Arizona Teachers' Association,
goes farther. It proposes an educational survey. A
school survey may be defined as an inquiry con
cerning public education which seeks to acquaint
the public with all the educational agencies sup
ported in whole, or in part, by public moneys with
respect to their organization, administration, su
pervision, cost, physical equipment, courses of study,
teaching staff, methods of teaching, student body,
and results as measured by achievements of those
who are being trained therein.
A school survey is not to be confused with a
school investigation. It is rather an inventory of
conditions and results. In the main an educational
survey of the schools of Arizona would be no other
than a business inventory.
A survey would make a study of the business
management of the schools, the sanitary and physi
cal conditions, the qualifications of teachers, the
character and conduct of instruction, the quantity
and quality of county and state supervision, the at
tendance and school population, the enforcement of
school laws. etc.
The method of training teachers, the method
of appointment, and the method of getting rid of
inefficient teachers should be ascertained. The
efficiency of instruction would come within the sur
vey this would include an examination of the
course of study and the time devoted to each. etc.
The bill appropriates $7,500 for conducing such
a survey, which would be directed by experts, one
of whom would be probably a representative of the
national commissioner of education. Such surveys
have been conducted in many of the states with
two-fold results increased efficiency and a saving
of the school funds. We have no doubt that the
amount proposed to be appropriated for this pur
pose would be small in comparison with the amount
that would be saved to the taxpayers.
Proper Punishment
In the rush of other matters we have neglected
lo compliment Police Magistrate McEride on the
Sentence he imposed upon a man who was drunk
and tried to drive an automobile. A fineof $00
end sixty days in Jail was stiff, but not too stiff.
Judge McKride is not to be criticised for suspending
the sentence as to confinement in jail. Neither
would he have been oien to criticism if he had re
fused to do so. Wo suppose the influential friends
of the defendant satisfied the court that such a miti
gation of the sentence was warranted. A fine of
J'JOO is something to be remembered by the average
citizen, drunk or sober, and is enough to make him
hesitate before subjecting himself to another like it.
The court was further warranted by the circum
stance that the offender was a stranger and may
not have been aware of the automobile regulations.
We do not think that the influential character of
the man's friends moved the court at all, for, in such
a case, a man without influential friends, guilty of
a like offense, would not have equal standing in the
same court.
After all, we believe a jail sentence is tile
strongest deterrent against an act which jeopardizes
the live:?, limbs and property of users of the streets.
LABOR BENEFITS BY RATE INCREASE
The United States Steel Corporation is one of
the largest employers of labor in the country. Dur
ing the business readjustments of the war period it
has laid off men temporarily, or een pel uutneiulj ,
when conditions forced it.
But the Steel Corporation has not cut wages.
Which means that it has not cut the standards of
livelihood to which thousands of Aineriian work
men had worked up. Nothing is harder to re
establish than a cut-wage level.
Judge (Jary lias said repeatedly that this would
be the last resort in the corporation's effort to meet
the slackness in orders.
Vet it almost seemed as if tl is great employer
of labor would have to give in and lower its rale
of pay if it was to keep goin on anything like a
sound basis. It had, indeed, about made up its
liiiuil to do so.
Suddenly the interstate commerce commission
decides to grant the railroads an approximate ad
vance of i per cent, in rates. The steel people
know that this will not net a sufficient sum to the
roads to pull them out of the woods, but they also
know that the mere granting of an increase will
have a most powerful effect upon the ability of the
roads to borrow capital wherewith to buy steel.
Therefore, they decide that thev will hold up
the general a?c reduction that had been forcing
itself upon them. They will wait and see. They
hae reasonable hope that the 5 per cent, increase
means better business, and they wioh to give their
employes every proper chance to share in a re
newed prosperity.
The rate decision was rendered last Friday. Hi
Tuesday of this week the finance committee ot the
Steel Corporation announced their decision not to
make a general cut in wages.
As quickly as (hat the one event followed the
other. Yet some of our people profess themselves
unable to see how an advance in rates can "help
anybody but the railroads."
Here is the largest body of laboring men in the
country "affected" by it. and "affected" favorably,
before the new rates have actually Rone into effect.
Chicago Evening Post.
A PROTEST THAT COUNTS
The report of the taxation committee of the
American liar Association on our fearful-wonderful
income tax law must startle those statesmen who
have been delieiously lulled and soothed bv the lyrical
tribute of President Wilson to the Democratic ma
jority of the present national house. There is noth
ing political, partisan, or reactionary in the report
signed by Prof. Ernest Freund of the University of
Chicago. It cannot be lightly dismissed, and the
sooner it is taken to heeart at Washington the bet
ter. Nothing short of a complete reconstruction of
the law is demanded by the report of the commit
tee. In every part the act is declarer! to be open to
the gravest obiection. It is obscure, self-contradictory,
in spots even unintelligible. It is a Chinese
puzzle even to trained lawyers and tax experts. It
is so crude, loose, and unworkable that its authors
are compelled to plead for liberal interpretation of
it by administrative and judicial officers. In other
words, the law is lo be eked out bv free and un
limited guessing in favor of the treasury because
"it needs the money."
Assuredly the committee is not unreasonable in
suggesting that so important a piece of legislation
should be "so arranged and expressed as to be con
venient for reference, consistent in all its parts,
and capable of being understood by a citizen of avei -age
intelligence." If the "wisdom of congress" be
unequal to this task, there are competent Uwvers
and students outside who might have been called
to render first and last aid to the bunglers. Is it
not literally a disgrace to the American people that
an income tax law to which there was so little
theoretical opposition should provoke and justly
so stinging a protest from sound and progressive
lawyers? And are not the majority leaders responsi
ble for this disgrace, this reflection on national in
telligence? Chicago Herald.
FINLAND'S BLACK OUTLOOK
That the "Finis Finlandiae" so often spoken of
by Russian reactionariees should be planned anew
at this time of allied battle for small nations has
naturally alarmed English sentiment. The publica
tion by the Rosso-Finnish committee a body com
posed of high officials, working with the sanction of
the czar of a program of legislative me.tsures for
Finland, has been taken by some as purely aca
demic; but others will not dismiss it so lightly. The
program is the result of many years' work; it gives
practical form, moreover, to some of the more gen
eral measures passed by the third duma in 1910 to
restrict Finnish liberties.
According to a Danish correspondent of the
London Nation, its "adoption en bloc when laid by
the czar's ministers before the present duma is a
foregone conclusion, a mere matter of form." Hy
it the laws regarding the Russian press, societies,
and meetings are to be extended to Finland; -ili
officials are to be removable by Russian authorities;
all schools and the Helsingfors university are to be.
placed under the IVtrograd ministry of education!
and preference for Russian goods is lo be established!
The Russian author. M. Lehedeff. takes the more
hopeful view that the duma. more liberal than in
110, will reject the legislation.
But there is no doubt of its submission, and this
fact alone is disturbing at a moment when it was
beginning to be hoped that the war premised to
better Russian government policy. New York Post.
WHERE HE TOILED
"I want you to understand," said young Spend
er, "that I got my money by hard work."
"Why, I thought it was left to you by your
rich uncle."
"So It was, but I hail bard work lo get it away
from the lawyers." Ladies' Home Journal.
EYE ON THE PURSE
"I would I were a bird," she sang.
"I would you were," said her husband. "You
could go south for the winter without its costing
me anything." Life.
MEGOPHONE VOICE
"What's become of the great basso, lie Celeri?"
"He's honking for an auto livery." Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
(MAN DENIES PART
III TIMES EXPLOSION
Suspect Held for Extradition, Eagerly
Discusses European War, But
Otherwise is Non-Committal
fASSOCIATEII PKESS DISPATCH 1
SEATTLE, Feb. 1!!. A fugitive
warrant to enable the Kitsap coun
ty authorities to bold a prisoner for
extradition to Los Angeles, was for
mally issued against David Caplan.
arrested last night at his chicken
ranch on Fainhridge Island for al
leged complicity in the dynamiting of
the Los Angeles Times building.
Caplan was perfectly willing to dis
cuss any questions other than his
arrest, and was especially interested
in the European war. He emphati
cally denied he knew anything about
the Times explosion or any other
dynamiting conspiracy. He also de
nied he had been in London, Taris
or South Africa between October 1,
1910. and the time he settled down
on his chicken ranch two miles back
in the woods from Rolling Ray.
He said he worked at odd jobs
around Seattle before going to Koll
F.ay. CADMAN CONCERT AT
WOMAN'S CLUB TONIGHT
AssMed by the !,ric Club if I'lme-
nix, hiii us Vv ;ikt'l icld adman www
Princess Tsianina Kedl'ealhcr will Kive
a recital and Indian Music T;ilk :it. the
Woman's Club this evening. Mr. 'ad
man ami Princess Kedfcnther arri ed
tn Phoenix yeslcrday and were tender
ed a reception at the studios of Wil
liam Conrad Mills in the Chamber nf
Cummen e building Inst evenitiR.
The program tonight will include the
most popular works of the youn;; com
poser and thetirst public appearance of
the Lyric Club will ad greatly to the
interest nf the recital. The club is
composed of twelve 1 the best known
women vocalists and promises to be a
big factor in Phoenix musical circles.
At the recital la:;t season the pretty
Indian singer made a most favorable
impression anil her work this evening
is eagerly looked forward to by music
loverw.
o
CONGRESS IS SORTING
(Continued From rage One)
ALLER BALKS
(Continued From Pace One)
HER IDEAL.
He What is your masculine ideal?
She A man who has both sand and dust.
Chicago News.
carrying a hundred and sixty four mil
lion dollars and took up the diploma
tic and consular measure appropriat
ing four and a half million dollars.
Beyond naming the house conferees
en the ship purchase bill thai meas
ure received no attention, reposing in
the custody of the conference commit
tee where it will remain under the
agreement reached yesterday in the
senate until February 27. The con
ferees will probably not meet this week.
The ship bill investigation is also at a
standstill, but the special committee
will resume their hearings tomorrow.
The committee amendment to the le
gislative, executive and juidicial bill
appropriating a hundred and sixty
thousand to be used by the president
In connection with the formal opening
of the Panama Canal wan adopted hy
the senate after a sharp debate. Sena
tor Fail sought to establish a. basis on
which the estimate of expenses had
been made.
The administration leaders intimated
clearly that no bill would be permit
ted to interfere with action on the ap
propriation measures so as to make
an extra session of Congress necessary.
Senator Martin, chairman of the ap
propriations committee, said a confer
ence of democrats and republicans that
had been called by the president had
agreed to ask for two hundred and fifty
thousand dollars to defray the expen
sese of the president and his Panama
Canal party which was to include for
eign diplomats and members of con
gress. The committee upon being advised of
some criticism of this last provision,
however, had reduced the appropria
tion SSS.Oon, leaving it to the president
to invite whom he could.
Senator Martin said he understood
the president proposed lo invite former
presidents Roosevelt and Taft and a
small committee from congress to make
the trip to San Francisco with him.
Senator Kenyon proposed an amend
ment providing that none of the money
be expended to pay the expenses of
members of congress on the trip, but
it -Has laid on the table by a vote of
3fi lo ?,n.
With the ship bill out of the way
the senate leaders were giving some
thought to matters other than appro
priation bills which might be urged at
this session. It was understood the ad
minlstrition whs particularly desirous
that the treaties with Nicaragua and
Colombia be ratified and also would
like to see some consen at ion legislation:
A NEUTRALITY
(Continued from Page One)
SONS OF '76
tacking t he present conl ract which
we believe to be a good one."
"We have nothing to cover up,"
said Mr. Woods, "and I for one ;iin
for hearing Mr. AMer's testimony.'
"A Her is but a second party,' in
terrupted Mr. Koley, "and can give
no direct evidence."
"I would like to know the proced
ure here," remarked Mr. Aller. "and
learn whether I must testify.'
"Mr. AUer, I would take the stand
if I were you," suggest ed A!ayor
Young. "There is a crowd here that
w ill have its own way of thinking
if you decline or fail to testify."
There was further effort on I lie
part of Mr. Aller to be excused ami
just as words were being bandied
ba-k and forth between Commis
sioners Woods and Koley as to the
necessity, desirability ;iml ability in
compel Mr. Aller to testify. Mayor
Young rapped soundly upon tin table
;.nd issued a warning that the hear
ing was going to proceed in an or
derly manner or somebody would be
removed from the room.
"We will take a vote upon th
lest ion of excusing Mr. Aller,'
ded the mayor. Koley t-ast the only
vote to excuse, the mayor and the
t her commissioners vol ing that he
be heard.
tcfore lining sworn Mr. Alb-r ex
plained that the only recognized con
tract was t hat fina lly executed.
"There is as much difference be
tween the contract .is originally re
commended to the commission and
the one adopted, as there is between
Tweed le -dee and Tweedle-dum,' said
Attorney Alexander.
After explaining that he is the
manager of the Phoenix plant of tin
Pacific C,as and Kleetric company,
M r. A Her was asked if he remem
bered the negotiations that led up
to the execution of the present eon
tract between the city and the Pa
cific C.as and Kleetric company.
"uite well.'" answered Mr. Aller.
''With whom were these negotia
t ions conducted ?"
" 'hiefly be ween M r. Masson and
myself representing t h company,
and Commissioners Woods, Koley,
Cope and Corpstein, CM y At torn ey
Christy and Manager Karish repre
sent ing the city."
Aller told of a number of confer
ences, of a resolution adopted by the
commission authorizing the
to draw up a tentative contract, and
of he (Aller) personally drawing up
about twenty -five different contracts
that finally found their way to the
wastepaper basket.
Shown a copy of a form of con
tract in which appeared a clause re
ferring providing for the purchase
by the city of certain transmission
lines and other equipment utilized
by the Pacific ?as and Kleetric com
pany for street lighting, Aller said
it appeared to be a copy of one of
the tentative contracts considered in
the negotiations preceding the adop
tion of the final contract.
"Who drew that contract up?'
"I believe that contract was
tlrawn up by myself, Mr. Christy. Mr.
Alexander, and I believe some of the
commissioners," said Mr. Aller.
' 'an you say that some, of the
commissioners did suggest the inser
tion of a clause providing for the
purchase of a transmission line'."'
"I cannot say."
"is it a fact that objections were
made by some of the commissioners
10 BANQUET
Annual Dinner f Suns of
Anicrican I evolution Set
for Felt. '2'.) at Arizona
Chili, and Speakers Are
Announced
The annual dinner of the Sons of
the American Revolution wiii he
held at the Arizona club next Tues
day evening. February Ts. The Right
Reverend J. W. Atwood, bishop of
Arizona, and president of tin
chapter of the organization
the toastmaster.
'"Massachusetts and the
tion" is tile subject to be
by the Rev. John W. Suter
ton. who is visiting
James WestervcU of
Arizona
will be
Revolu
handled of Ros
in the city.
Phoenix will
-peak
'New York and the Revo-
H'1-Minion." and the lion. Joseph H. Kib-
bey will respond to the toast "The
Women of the Revolution."
In addition to the set speeches,
there will be a number of other
toasts at the hanillet. The election
of officers for the ensuing year will
be held at this time.
and show you where the city could in
st.ill a plant to 1 ifillt tile streets and
did he tell yon he could light the city
for cents per kilowatt?" Asked
Alexander.
Aller admitted that the manager had
shown him some figures which he did
not consider at all accurate but he
couldn't remember whether any spei i-
illo tlgure was aniioonceo oy .h.io.ikci
1 i.-.
to that
Sloan.
"Yes."
"Is it
stricken
tions of
clause?
continued Attorney
a fact that that clause was
out because of the objec
some of the commissioners?"
"I struck out that clause of my
own initiative," replied Mr. Aller.
Here occurred another tilt between
counsel and Mr. Aller who said he
would not go on with his answers
unless the questions were made more
explicit. There was so much disor
der, counsel attempted to talk and
Mr. Aller demanding to be heard in
an extemporaneous address, that
Mayor Young was again compelled
to call a halt and announce that
somebody was in danger of being
thrown out.
After more questioning, peace hav
ing been restored. Mr. Aller was
asked if he hail any recollect ion
whatever of the clause having been
suggested inserted in the tentative
contract other than by the city
mana cor.
"I do not," replied
"fiiil you believe lb
be accepted?"
Attorney Alexander objected to the
question and the objection was sus
tained. Then Alexander turned to
the counsel for the proponents and
accused them of having secured their
figures used in the hearing from Mr.
Aller.
Mr. Aller.
at clause would
Aller
"We
Aller
wit-
IcKed to have had a similar confer
ence. Then Vlljocn, says tl'ie indictment,
paid Aviles $.r,nOl. the money beinR
'handler's property and paid by
Chandler authority. On December
23 Aviles is alleged to have bought
an automobile with this money.
Christmas days, it is charged San
doval bought arms and ammunition
in Los Angeles and took the pur
chases to Aviles' house in San Pieu:o.
"I never talked with Mr,
about this matter," said Sloan
knew notbinc of what Mr.
would say when called as
ness."
"The men who hired you did get
their figures from Mr. Aller," .added
Alexander.
Aller could not remember at which
conference the price of cents per
kilowatt hour was agreed upon.
Attorney Alexander opened the
cross-examination by asking if It
was rot a fact that when Mr. Karish
became city manager. Aller approach
ed the manager with respect to re
newing the former contract for light
ing the city.
"T am not certain whether I an
proached Mr. Farlsh or whether he
approached me," answered Aller.
"Did you try to get him to renew
the contract at five cents."
"Naturally. I would like to have
been able to enter into a contract at
ten cents." Replied Mr. Aller.
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Karish as that for which he could light
the city.
"Well, you seem to be afflicled at
times with surprising lapses of memory
so I guess we'll excuse you," concluded
Alexander.
I'efore Aller left the stand Tommis
sioncr Woods wanted to know of him
if it wasn't a tact that he (Wood) bad
objected to tiie purchase clause.
"I dni't remember whether yon did
or not." answered Aller.
Corpstein wanted to know if it wasn't
a fact that others nf the commission
manager j objected to the clauwe, and Mayor
Vounc asked casually where tho con
tract had been discussed before being
brought before the commission in open
meeting-. Aller said that it was discus
sed at conferences at which the com
missioners had been present and at
which Mayor Young had been request
ed to attend.
Aller was by no moans the first wit
ness of the day. Kritz Holnviuist was
recalled to testify as to the condition
of the pavement between the street car
tracks, which bo said wais had and
should be repaired. He said that orig
inally a row of vitrified brick shouM
have been laid along; the rails, but now
the only remedy was to repair. Asked
if, while city engineer, he found any
provision in the charter or city ornin- ;
ances or in the franchise of tho rail- 1
way company compelling them to re
pair the streets, he admitted he knew
of no such orovision.
P.uilding Inspector H. J. Mann was
failed and said there were 247 permits
issued from July 1 to December 1, 1 1 4 .
represent inp construction valued at
$T9. 634.20, while for the same period
of IHllt. there were M7 permits repre
senting a valuation of ?SSt'l,X4,J.9it. He
sa id he used his own automobile in
making inspections and that the city
pays for the upkeep.
n cross examinat ion he said t hoiv
were plumbing, gas. eleetrical and sew
er permits issued from hi office in ad
dition to the building: permits. For ev
ery permit issued an inspection wa
required while the work was in pro
gress or when completed and before
being1 covered, lie said the duties of
the office with increased inspection.
and with the introduction of a complete
card system record, had increased
about four times over that of the of
fice nf the building" inspector at the
time the new administration came into
office. He .said the work done by his
ofiee was now proportionate to the
numlcr of permits issued and not to
the value of the work done. He said
that from the rocordw of his office the
collection department of the city was
able to base its, charges for sewer and
water service. He said too, the un
derwriters have access to these records
something- that did not obtain, to the
hext of his knowledge, prior to his tak
ing the office. He said that since No
vember he had made the plumbing in
spections and that he had one assist
ant to take care of electrical inspec
tions and ne stenographer who gives
part of her time to his office and the
remainder to other departments.
Auditor Cooper wa recalled and ask
ed To state when the new fire stations
wore Installed. He said the Five Points
stat ion went into commission on No
vember 1, littl. and the Ninth and Van
Buren Streets station on ( vtnber 27.
1914. Asked to give (he fire depart
ment payroll figures for the five
months from July 1, 1!U4. to December
1, 1!'M. as compared with the same
period in he gave the following;
1I13 1J)14
July $".13.fir $Ji2S.o
August 525.00 82ii.no
September 533.00 xtt.so
October fiSS.OO lir3.00
November fiSO.on 1370.00
Cooper said he could not tell whe
ther additional men had been employed
by the fire department before the new
apparatus was placed in commission.
Roy Dodge, the electrical inspector
attached to the ffice of the building in
spector was recalled. He was asked
what office he held under the city gov
ernment. He said he was employed
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BROTHERS
st;inil;inl.s. Ho. s:iil liis n;itiv.
stiilc was Xow Yrk, Hint ho tame t
Plmonix a year ago last September anil
that ho began work April 29,
-Atturnoy Sloan asked him if he d'nl
not hold the office of city electrical
inspector. He said he hehl no office,
that he had been hired by Manager
Farish and placed in the office of the
buildinc inspector to take care of tho
electrical inspections which came un
der th.; building inspector's department.
Asked if there was an official known
a the city electrician of the city elec
trical inspector, he said he did not
know. The iuestioning of Hodge was
along the. line of the charge that Man
ager 1" irish had appointed non-electors
to office in violation of the city
charter.
County Assessor J. T. Rone was the
last witness of the day. He was asked
if he was familiar with lands in tin
river bottom near the city. He said
he was. With reference particularly
to the 3'i acres purchased for sewer
drainage purposes he aid he knew tho
land and that while it was not par
ticularly valuable for agricultural pur
poses, it might he valuable as a sand
and gravel bed. He was of the opin
ion that no such land is usually ir
rigated and he was not certain that it
was under tho reclamation project. An
attempt was made to secure from him
the valuation of the land a shown up
on the books of the office of the coun
ty assessor, hut his was objected to
and the objection sustained. It was
contended that the assessed valuation
of land was no criterion of its real val
ine. Attorney Sloan announced that be
was desirous of calling upon Al llalpin.
but he seemed not to be present. A
subpoena was issued for him and the
heating adjourned until ten o'clock this
morning.
ff'ontinued From Pasre One)
abandon the methods which are not
regarded in recent history as having
lie sanction of either law or humanity."
Washington Waits
WASHINGTON. Koh. m.-The two
British notes on the use of the neutral
Hags and the seizure of the Wilhel
iiiina, respectively were not officially
communicated lo the Washington gov
ernment tonight, so no comment or
press copies are forthcoming.
In the case of the Wilhehnina it ir,
not believed any representations will ho
made in advance of the prize court
proceedings, for to do so would be a
departure from the practice billowed ly
the state department wilh other de
tentions and seizures of American,
ships during the present war.
Hid Mr. l'arish come to your place jn looking afler the ornamental light -
AUTOMOBILE TELEPHONES
Tn still another matter the new
cars show a real advance This is
in facilitating eommunioal ion from
owner to chauffeur in the limousine
or brougham, and obviating the an
noying necessity of opening the car
door in the dust or nrin to shout
directions. This problem has resisted'
attempts at solution: the perfora
tion in the front glass, covered with
a little flap of glass like the tag
on a keyhole, ami the old fashioned
speaking tube, inherited from the
horse cab, have both been used. Far
better for the purpose, however, are
the tube with a horn bulb attached
and the electric megaphone or in
terior telephone of this season's cars.
With the latter, one simply lifts th"
transmitter, and speaks as into a
telephone.
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