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THE 'AEIZONxV REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1, 1917 II MCMH HELD TO PRELIMINARY; CHARGE IS MURDER Defendant Accused bv Ben Falston with Murder of Kenneth C. Falston "Who Is Still Among Missing MR TAX SHIPS REQUIRED Offl PARCEL POST PACKAGES CERTI Ivan McCann, arrested early Thurs day morning and booked for investi gation in connection with the dis appearance of Kenneth C. Falston, was yesterday formally charged with murder. He was arraigned in Justice De Souza's court and his preliminary examim.tion set for 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Bond in the sum of J15.0OO was placed by the court and no effort was made on tho part of the defense to secure lail in that amount. Ken Falston, the missing man's luother, whom McCann aided in the so far fruitless nearch for the body, swore to tho complaint. McCann has secured Baker and Drake to defend him. Adding to the mystery which sur rounds the case, is the anonymous letter received by the sheriff's office yesterday in which the writer ac cuses a Phoenix man of the murder. The authorities refuse to reveal the name mentioned and will not investi gate further until the author of the note presents himself to the of ficers. The request for his co-operation is asked ty those who are bending every effort to unravel one ?f the most difficult cases the rounty has had to solve in recent years. The letter was dated from this city November 26, and the en velope nore the postmark of the iweniy-eigntn. It must have been j-iampea late Wednesday evening "m, mere Deing no delivery on Thanksgiving, was not received by inn snenns office until yesterday. There have been no encouraging urvt-iupmenis in tne man hunt. mum is auvancmg well into its nccona week. Constable Roy Mor rn ana City Policeman Gordon Strathey, who have worked rlav anrt night in practically every section of the county, will today drag the Arizona canal. Late last night they had completed arrangements for an early morning start with row boats secured from Eatlake park with which they will go down stream from Indian Bend. Sheriff Wilky and Deputy Sheriff L. J. Warren returned last night from county business in Wickenburg and will again resume their active part in the search which they were compelled to suspend for a period of 24 hours. The only statement that any -of the officers made relative to Mc Cann's arrest was that there weiv "suspicious circumstances." His father, Marlon McCann, an old time resident of Arizona and now holding a deputy sheriffs license, stated that he would aid the authori ties in every possible way. "My one wish is that a thorough investigation be made. I am satis- jieu uiixi my ooy is innocent and because of that assurance I want to soe the thing thoroughly threshed out. ' WAR STAMPS REQUIRED TODAY . Here are the tax requirements: Bonds of indebtedness: Bonds, debentures, or certificates of indebt- cdness, each $100 or fraction thereof, 5 cents. Bonds: Indemnity or surety, each, 50 cents. Capital stock: Each original issue, for each $100 or fraction thereof, E cents. Capital stock: Sales or transfers, each $100 or fraction thereof, 2 cents. Conveyances: Deeds, etc., exceeding $100 $500, 50 cents; each addi tional $500 or fraction, 50 cents. Drafts or checks payable otherwise than on Bight, promissory notes, and for each renewal, $100 or fraction thereof, 2 cents. Entry in customhouse, not exceeding $100, 25 cents; exceeding $100 to $500, 50 cents; exceeding $500, $1.00. Entry for withdrawal from customs bonded warehouse, 50 cents. Passage tickets: Not exceeding $30, $1.00; more than $30 to $60, $3.00; more than $60, $5.00. Parcel post, 25 cents or more postage, on each 25 cents or fraction thereof, 1 cent. Power of attorney, 25c. Produce: Sales of, on exchange, each $100 or fraction thereof, 2 cents. Proxy for voting at an election, 10 cents. Wax-tax stamps shall be canceled by the user, when affixed, by writ ing fcls initials and the date of cancellation with pen and . ink or stamping the same. Three slits with a knife or other suitable implement shall be cut through stamps of 10-cent or higher denomination, in addition to can celing with ink. RED CROSS SEAL n EVER! PIECE OF MAIL, SLOGA! IT'S UP TO DRAFT Today's the day when war taxi stamps are required upon certain legal documents and upon parcels post pack ages on which the postage is 25 cents or over. These Btamps may be secured at the local postoffice. Postmaster General A. S. Burleson, in an official set of instructions, has this brief summary of the new war tax stamp law: To all postmaster and postal employes: 1. The act of Congress of October 3, 1917, to provide revenue to defray var expenses, requires that adhesive war-tax stamps shall be kept on sale by postmasters. Thene stamps are not good for postage, but are to be used solely to pay the war-revenue taxes upon parcelpost packages on which the postage is 25 cents or more, and upon promissory notes, conveyances, and other business and legal documents as set forth in the law. Regulations Order No. 889. The Postal Laws and Regulations are amended by the addi tion of the following as section 1322. Sec. 132. The commissioner of in ternal revenue shall furnish to the postmaster general without prepay ment a suitable quantity of adhesive stamps 'to be distributed to and kept on sale by the various postmasters in the United States. The postmaster general may require each such post Anti-Tuberculosis Society Starts Drive to Aid in Work Being Done for "White Plague Sufferers UTOREH TOUCH WITH BOARD Failure to Fill Out List of Questions and Answers May Take Away All Eight to Claim Exemption bond as postmaster for the value of the strnps so furnished, and each such postmaster shall deposit the receipts trom the sale of such stamps to the credit of and render accounts to the postmaster general at such times and in such form as he may by regulations prescribe. The postmaster general shall at least once monthly transfer all collections from this source to the treasury as internal-revenue collec tions. (Sec. 806, act of Oct 3, 1917.) Parcel-post packages: On and after the first day of De cember, 1917, there shall be levied, col lected, and paid upon every parcel or package transported from one point in the 'United States to another by parcel post on which the postage amounts to 25 cents or more, a tax of 1 cent for each 25 cents or fractional part there of charged for such transportation, to be paid by the consignor. No such parcel or package shall be transported until a stamp or stamps representing the tax due shall have been affixed thereto. (Sec. 800, and par. 14, sec. 807, act of Oct. 3, 1917.) War-tax adhesive stamps shall be kept for sale at all postoffices. The stamps shall be issued to post masters at all direct-accounting and central-accounting otfices. Postmasters at central-accounting , offices shall supply war-tax stamps to postmasters at district postoffices in master to give additional or increased their respective counties. UNUSUAL SUIT NOW I ITS HEARING FULTON VS. FLYNN Republican A. P. Leaied Wire ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 30. Fred Fulton and "Porky" Flynn have been matched to box ten rounds at Colum bus, Ohio, December 10, it was an nounced here tocay. o Do not wait 'till tomorrow phone that WANT AD to The Republican and dispose of, or get what you want. In an attempt to recover $3,500 on a promissory note. Dr. William G. Lentz ha brought suit against L. D. Landers, a cattleman of Cave Creek. Landers, it is alleged, bought stock in a non-electric fan company giving his note for $3,500, which was dated November, 1916. and was made due in two months." Shortly afterward the note was transferred to Dr. Lentz. The note was secured by 1,750 shares of stock In the com pany which, when purchased by Landers,' was represented to be worth $5 a share. The par value at the time was $1, but Landers believed he was playing in luck when he was fortunate enough to buy at $2. The stock he says now Is "no good." The suit was begun in Judge L- n.cr.'a ,mtr-t yesterday and will tC concluded today. Mrs. Decker's Last Day For Demonstration of Ideal Fireless Cookers Today BUHIED HU1NS IRE TIME OF SOUTHWEST JDfrf 10 to 12 Noon; 2 to 5 P. M. Don't Miss This Today's Menu Boston Brown Bread Baked Beans Cake Buried treasure in the. form of an cient ruins within the immediate vi-1 cinity of Phoenix will be uncovered to the view of scientists and tourists who will come from all parts of the world to study the lives or the peoples who once dwelt in the Salt River valley, if permission to start the work may be obtained from the government, ac cording to Dean William Scarlett of the Pro-Cathedral who addressed mem bers of the University club at the Wo man's clubhouse last evening. Dean Scarlett saia mat he had re ceived a letter recently rrom Dr. Fuchs in which it was stated that the Smith sonian Institution is desirous of under taking the project and is at present contemplating the setting aside of an appropriation of $3,000 to defray the expense. In company with Dr. Fuchs, Dean Scarlett visited many of the cliff dwellings in southwestern Colorado. The latter declares that Dr. Fuchs is anxious to begin at once on the work, in the belief that it will yield one of tne richest of ancient collections. This will occasion the visit of many tourists here each year," said Dean Scarlett, "and will be of untold value to Phoenix. Illustrated Talk Illustrating Dean Scarlett's talk was a series of lantern slides showing views of the ancient cliff dwellings and the country surrounding, located in the Mesa Verde in the vicinity of Mancos, in southwestern Colorado. Near Point Lookout the speaker told of how he and Dr. Fuchs of the Smithsonian In stitution had visited many of these an cient dwellings. According to the speaker, the theory of Dr. Fuchs is that a "Mongolian Christopher Columbus" led the exodus of his people out of Asia and across from the northwest isthmus and down into what is now the southwestern part of the United States. Here they found the great caves already Dreoared for them, but through the joining of the caves ana tne application of their knowledge of masonry, developed the great confmunity houses which have been unearthed. "Some of these dwellings contained "A seal on every piece of mail." This is the slogan around which the Maricopa Anti-Tuberculosis Society will construct its program for carrying on the big drive for the sale of Red Cross seals in this county. And it is altogether likely that the Arizona Anti- Tuberculosis Association will find it altogether effective. While the big drive begins officially today throufhout the state, President Bertrand R. Cocks of the Maricopa so ciety yesterday launched the work in this county. That is, he. launched one branch of the drive by calling upon business men generally to co-operate not onlv in the sale of the seals over their counters, but to make general use of them in their business correspon dence. So successful was he at the out set that a number of business houses in sending out their monthly bills to day will affix a seal to every envelope. This means a substantial sale of the seals at the outset. The drive for the sale of the little seals in Arizona this year will be made more energetically than ever before be cause it is apparent the needs of the organizations combatting tuberculosis have been increased many fold because of the war. In a letter which is being mailed out by Rev. Cocks to a selected list attention is called to the fact that hundreds of thousands of soldiers have been invalided from the trenches by tuberculosis and, left without care, have spread infection in their homes. In this country, medical examination has disclosed thousands of unsuspected cases of tuberculosis among the ten million registered men. 'It is of the utmost importance, tha letter reads, "that the tuberculosis as sociations in every state teach the newly recruited soldiers how to avoid tuberculosis and secure treatment or relief for those who have broken down and their families. Red Cross seals supply funds for this work." Enclosed with each letter are 100 Red Cross seals. "We know that you are interested and want to help in this work, the let ter continues. "We are sending you one hundred seals on approval. The cost is one dollar (one cent each.) To save you trouble and expense, we are en closing a stamped and addressed en velope in which to send your remit tance or return the seals. The Maricopa Anti-Tuberculosis so ciety is in charge of the sale of seals for Maricopa and Pinal counties. The money derived from the sale will be used as follows: 10 per cent of the gross proceeds goes to the National as sociation, 50 per cent of the net pro- ceeds for the Arizona Anti-Tubercu losis association, and 50 per cent to relief and educational work in this dis trict. Visiting nurses will be engaged and relief will be rendered through rec ognized channels, especially through St. Luke s Home. Rev. Mr. Cocks said yesterday that one million seals had been allotted for Arizona. He said that the various dis trict societies have organized in i movement to see that not one of these seals is left unsold at theend of the big drive. He hopes that (fie sale will go even beyond the goal fixed. Men of military age who have reg istered for service in the national army need not exp 0 1 the government to hunt them up to answer the questions in the questionaire, which document which is to be mailed to all a their last ad dress on December 15. It is the duty of the registrants to keep the government informed as to their address and to know what is re quired of them by the new regulations. Failure to do so may bring a penalty down upon the heads of the delin quents. The following notice in regard to this matter was received yesterday from Provost Marshal General Crowder: Washington, D. C Nov. 29, 1917. Governor of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona. Please cause the broadest and most extensive and continuous possible pub licity to be given through the adjutant general, local and district boards, the newspapers and by all other possible means of warning to all registrants who may have changed their places of abode and postoffice address to com municate immediately with their local boards where they are registered and furnish their present addresses so that questionaiies which will begin to be mailed December 15 will reach such registrants without delay. Registrants are bound by law to keep themselves advised of all proceedings in respect of them and failure to do so may result in their losing right to claim exemption or discharge. Please request newspa ners to give this warning broad and continuous publication from this time until the process of mailing question- aries has been accomplished. CROWDER, 0 : Order Your Car Now! Touring, $430.85 Runabout, $415.45 Ton Truck, $677.15 PRIORS AT PHOENIX Chassis, $394.95 ED. RUDOLPH Firestone Tires and Auto Supplies Coupelet, $636.10 Sedan, $774.65 Town Car, $723.35 UST DAI FOR cm mm a wonderful exhibition or very aim- cult dancing in which she incorporates many of the latest steps. On the same program is being shown "The Pullman Bride" a Mack Sennett comedy featuring Chester Conklin, Gloria Swanson and Mack Swain. "Intolerance" Comes Today D. W. Griffith's magnificent spec tacle "Intolerance," one of the season's biggest hits in Phoenix, closes a most successful three-day engagement to day. In every way the production which is shown here is the same as the Broadway one including a fine or chestra. The spectacular wonders of "Intol erance"' have never been equalled, pos sibly never will be, because of the ap palling cost of their production. Only a director like Mr. Griffith, who had a great sum at his command, could have attempted the resusitation of an cient Babylon, a city famed for its colossal architectural- structures, its grandeur and its life of prodigal luxu ry. This Babylonian episode, which cost more than any entire spectacle ever before produced, is but one fourth of "Intolerance." ture will be seen the "female Chap lin" of the screen, Alice Howell, "the funniest female in films," who is making her bow to Phoenix aud iences. She is a riot of action and the fun is as fast as the camera hajs caught to date. With the.' double feature will be a screen mag azine or news weekly. One of tho biggest pictures of the month to be presented in Arizona, "On Trial," is underlined for the Sunday date and the two days to follow. This will be Mrs. Decker's last day of lectures on modern Fireless Cookers. Sample of the foods will be served free to all who attend. Special sale today of Tub Cake Pans, Self-Sealing Pie Pans, Jelly Cake Pans, etc. The Ideal Perco lator; 6-cup size. Dorris-Heyman Furniture Co. '"Arizona's Leading Housefurnishcrs" heals ytL. V yjy J heals cuts Resinoi First Aid for Household Accidents The same eentle. healine medication which makes Resinoi a standard remedy for skin-troubles makes it a most relia ble dressing for cuts, burns, scalds, chahngs, and similar emergencies. All drugifijts tell Reiraol. Keep jar on hind. as many as 500 roms and probably housed as many as 2,000 persons," said the speaker. The slides showed views of such famous ruins as the Sprucetree House, the Balcony House and others equally well known to archaeologists. Indicating with thw nudes the pecul iar formation of certain ruins which for a time puzzled those who studied them, Dean Scarlett declared that a very generally accepted theory now is mat tne round rooms were usually con sidered places of religious worship. One view showed ruins in which two large circular, well like structures were enclosed with another greater circular structure, with an annex on one side where the ancient worshippers lived. The walls were of great thickness and between the partitions were found small rooms, with neither doors nor windows, in which it is thought the people knelt in solitary prayer. The particular temple referred to by the speaker and shown in the slides is lo cated near the point where the states of Utah, Arizona and Colorado Join. Entrance to the smaller com partments and to the main religious chambers within - the structure was gained by means of a ladder upon which the worshipper climbed over the walls and gained access through the top. In all of the cave dwellings it was pointed out that entrances were small, proDapiy tor protection against enemies It was while the sneaker was ex plaining this that the question was asked as to whether or not the people were warlike. Dean Scarlett said that this was not his belief but that he be lieved their elevated homes and other apparent precautions against enemy invasibn was because o fear of an enemy, rather than any actual cossi- onity or attack. , Sj Dean Soarlett declared that he he lieved the people of these ancient times tollowed agricultural pursuits almost entirely, raising fcattle and turkeys principally, and that there was a con siderable cultivation of the fertile val leys. As a further reason for the nosi tion in the sides of the steep precipices of their homes, the speaker said that he Deneved this was largely due to the fact that only here was a continuous ana tresh water suddIv nossihle Many of the springs are still to be round near the ancient dwellings," said the speaker, "and they are just as clear ana iresn as thev probably were when they were used by tho residents of these caves. Changing climate is the reason which is generally believed to be the caube oi tneir abandoning their homes. Women Ruled Woman suffrage did not have its in ception in this modern day and age if one may judge from the statements of tne speaker. He declares that con vincing evidence has been found that the women of this ancient date were the masters. They were the property own ers, and in any case of disagreement it was the husband who was ejected. If ne aid not like the treatment accorded him by his spouse he was at liberty to get out and find for himself another. The wife in the family was the last court or appeal in all domestic mat ters and the husband's authority was nil. Dean Sctfe-lett said that archaeolo gists arrived at the time of abandon ment of one particular temple studied through the aid of a cedar tree. The tree was beginning to destroy the walls through its roots and was accordingly cut down. It was then that it occurred to those in charge that the age of the tree could be estimated and thus some idea of the age of the temple obtained After today, unpaid city taxes wfll become delinquent. Under the city or dinance governing the collection of taxes, they would have become delin quent the first Monday of November, but the city commission late in Octo ber adopted a resolution extending the time in which payment could be made to December 1. In anticipation of an eleventh hour rush to save being penalized, Tax Col lector C. W. Barnett will keep his of fice oDen all of today. Ordinarily his office closes at noon on Saturday, but in order that there may be full oppor tunity for all who have not yet paid their taxes, or even the first install ment, he will receive such money until 5 o'clock this afternoon. In this connection announcement was made yesterday that the extension granted by the city commission will be positively the last and only one. Taxes unpaid this evening will be classed as delinquent. It is said that there are still a large number who have so far failed to avail themselves or tne op oortunitv to pay their taxes with teen altv and it is believed that today will witness a record business at the col lector's office. o Marv Pickford at Empress Today offers the last opportunity to witness Mary Pickford in her Artcraft picture, "A Poor Little Rich liiri, which is on the last lasp of its engage ment at the Empress. A charming storv of childhood one that will ap peal to all classes ana ages is wiuli the summing up of this feature might be called. Mary Pickford is appearing in the role of the daughter of wealthy parents. Her father is busily engaged in amassir-g a fortune through his operations in Wall street, while the mother's consuming ambition is to be the recognized leader in the whirl or society. She is so busily occupied with her social duties to even give a thought to the little daughter, who craves the mother's care to which she is entitled. But there comes a turning of the ways. The father meets with misfortune and in desperation is driven to the point of taking nis me. me little neglected daughter proves the saving angel at the moment of the suicide. OLUMBIA SPECIAL Last Time Today "Intolerance" World's Greatest Show with SPECIAL AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA Lower Floor 50c. Balcony 25c. Harry Carey at the Hip Harry Carey, the only rival Bill Hart has in films, is at the Hip today only, in a smart story of the west entitled "The Desert Sphinx.' Carey plays the part of a man of the open country who is about as talkative as a horned owl in the day time. Quick on the trigger of his six shooter and tough as nails in the saddle, he is a terror to the evil men of the desert It is one of the hard riding pictures so popu lar just now in all localities. With Carey in the western pic- ASKS DECREE ON UNUSUAL HIS The alleged frivolous tendencies of his wife has resulted in John Rittorff filing suit for divorce. In a complaint filed in the office of the clerk of the superior court, the plaintiff accuses the defendant, Mrs. Marie, Rittorff, with being petulant and irritable as well as frivolous. He charges her with run ning to town day and night and de clares that she is "cold, abusive and indifferent to her husband's happiness. That she cares nothing for her home and refuses to take an interest in pre paring the meals is another complaint of Rittorff who claims that Mrs. Rit torff has kept him in continued dis tress and trouble, destroying his peace of mind and breaking up his' home. o q AMUSEMENTS i Ann Pennington at Lamara During the filming of "The Antics of Ann," starring Ann Pennington, the famous little dancer of the Zeigfeld Fol lies, which, will be seen for the last times at the Lamara today, the Para mount studios resembled more a girls' seminary than the business like place it usually is, for the reason mat Ann Pennington brought her -gang- wim her for the use as extra girls in many of the schoolroom scenes, tor this reason there are several famous stage celebrities appearing in the picture whose names are not in the cast. The story is a delightful narrative or school life with the locale as a gins' seminary. In the title role, Ann Pennington is rallpd imon to do all sorts of stunts such as playing football with boys, do some fancy diving, perform some ex pert swimming maneuvers, perform some fancy automobile driving, and last but by no means least, sne gives Harry Carey in THE DESERT SPHINX A Smashing" Western Story Extra! Alice Howell in NEPTUNE'S NAUGHTY DAUGHTER News Weekly Added EMPRESS The Perfect Picture Temple TODAY ARTCRAFT PRESENTS MARY PICKFORD in "A POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL" MATINEE TODAY . LAMARA Arizona's Largest Theater Organ Pipe TODAY PARAMOUNT PRESENTS ANN PENNINGTON in "THE ANTICS OF ANN" Also MACK SENNETT COMEDY "The Pullman Bride" wi-r -wr mv in rmrt BRANDON BROS. HI K S IHHAIrK Lessees and Manager Phone 717 99 TONIGHT ED. REDMOND Musical Comedy Company Presents the Exhilirating Musical Fantasy "WHY GROW OLD? BUBBLING OVER WITH JOY MATINEE TOMORROW Prices: Mat., 15 & 25c; Nights, 25, 35 & 50c mated that 40 rings must be allowed for the decayed heart, and 250 years would be a conservative estimate of the time which would have been re- nnirert for the walls to decay to the point where the tree startea to tae root. This would make a total of 650 years as the time when the people who used the temple must have aban doned it . Hopis are Descendants The Hopi Indians call themselves di rect descendants of the cave dwellers and have many legends testifying to this belief, said the speaker. Dean Scarlett told of a personal experience which caused him to believe very strongly that this is true. While visit ing one of the ruins he said he en countered a Hopi runner who stopped at one of the springs to get water for a religious service. "Why do you come ere to get water for your service," the spkeaker said he asked the Indian. The Indian explained that it was necessary for him to get the water from the springs used by his ances tors. The speaker said that the Hopi In dians declare firmly that their legends teach them they are descendants of the ancient peoples who once lived In the caves of the southwst. Enjoyed Banquet About 30 members of the University The tree was found to contain 360 rings club enjoyed a banquet at the Woman's DON'T FAIL to attend The Kerr & Smalley Music Co. Consolidation Piano Sale! , t -This .morning Sale starts at 9 o'clock' "F Second Avenue and Washington Ford Hotel Corner with the .heart decayed. It waa esti- club -prior to the speaking.