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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1918
PAGE ELEVEN I T fact is accredited much of its success. The play concerns the adventures, trials and tribulations of a young man who wagers his sweetheart 110,000 that he can refrain from telling a lie for twenty-four hours. Some wager and some attempt. The domestic dis cord and financial disaster the effort to win this wager causes fill three hours of the funniest fun ever placed on a stage. It is a rare laugh pro voker. o BARS WITCHCRAFT Big h line F IN VIRGIN ISLANDS AV. K. Mullen, manager of the Ray Con hotel of Ray, called at the office of the federal food administrator fur Arizona yesterday to file his oath of office ns county food administrator for Pinal county. ' Clothed with the full authority of the I'nlted Ptatt-a government Mr. Mullen in his new position will he re sponsible for the rigid observance yi Pinal county of the food control act and of the "various Miles and regula tions governing eating places, bakeries, mills and dealers. Any violations or complaints should he taken up with him direct. Mr. Mullen is one of ten men who .have filed their acceptance to the posi- J tion.of couuly food administrator. The others are L. H. Ilofmeister of Tucson, Pima county; B. D. Stewart, Kingman, Mohave county; Alex A. Johnston. Flagstaff, Coconino county; Robert Pae, Douglas, Cochise county; A. I!. Ming, Yuma. Yuma county: R. H. Von Snden, Globe, Gila county; R. K. Vtinson. Clifton, Greenlee county; Guy K. Cornelius, Winstow, Navajo county. Tho appointment of county food ad ministrators is in line with the plan for slate organization recommended by .Herbert Hoover for vitalizing the work of the food administration. "We are certainly gratified in re ceiving the acceptances of these men, for this highly important, patriotic, voluntary service," said Timothy A. Roardan, "and urgent necessity for greater food conservation than ever at this time demands that they should receive the hearty support of the public to the end that their work may he ef fective to the highest degree." The new American official of the Virgin islands have taken steps to deal with the novel but serious crime of "obeab." which has long been prac ticed in the islands. Matilda Francois has been arrested and incarcerated as an "obeah" woman, and announce ment has been made that prompt action will be taken by the Americans to show that this wicked and shame ful practice" must cease. The "obeah" is a sort of first cousin of the "voodoo" of darkest Africa, which is said to be still practiced in the interior of Hayti. and which .has not been entirely stamped out in other Islands of the West Indies group. The obeah man or woman sets up as sort of witch doctor professing to cure all ills by the use of charms, to be skilled in the preparation of love philters, and of concoctions that are believed to be certain to bring harm to the enemy of the victim who pays. Superstition still has such strong hold on the minds ol ttiose wno oe- lieve in "obeah" that they pay their good money and protect them in cour until obeah cases at times have be come the bane of officials. Often con victions are only brought about through deep laid plots and skillful work on the part of the police. STARS COWING EE IN FARCE I T ELKS MINSTREL A real theatrical treat, an unusual vent for Arizona, is in store for Phoe nix this month, when Max Figman and Lolita Robertson appear at the Klks' theater on February lfl-20, in the delightful farce comedy, "Nothing But the Truth." Supporting these stars is a first- class company especially selected for a trans-continental tour, and it is to this last circumstance that makes it possible for Phoenix people to witness a metropolitan company in a big suc i ess. The engagement will consist of three night performances and one matinee. The company comes by way of fcl Taso, where it is playing an engage ment of one week to crowded houses at the Texas Grand theater. The newspaper reviews declare that it is far superior to any offering at that theater the present, season. "Nothing Hut the Truth" was written by James Montgomery and it, ran for a year in New York before it was seen west of the HudBOn. It has been such a good vehicle for the peculiar talents of that Rterling comedian, Max Kigman, and Miss Robertson that this is his second trans-continental tour. The same com pany that supported Figman and. Miss Robertson while in New York is as sisting them on the road, to which Preparations are developing splen didly for1 the big Elks' minstrel show which will be presented to the people of Phoenix at the Elks' theater on the evenings of Monday and Tuesday, Feb ruary U and 12. At the rehearsal held last night it was evident that there is to be a good entertainment in readiness when the big opening night comes around. Twenty artists are in the cast and there js a ten-piece orchestra to assist in all the new- musical numbers. The entertainment is announced to be an old-fashioned minstrel show in a brand new dress. Some jokes that never yet have seen the light are ready to come out of the wheeze factory for this occasion. When the Phoenix Elks declare for a fun night the people know that They mean what they say and that this annual show is to be a record breaker. The seat sale will open at the. Elks theater box office at 9 o'clock on Sat urday morning. Full houses are as sured on both nights. The program will be announced tomorrow morning. n i i a (i nil f i mii ii v "s. 1 1 i n ! ran 1 1 111 .1 I I I I II 11 1 I J I I 1 U II ri 11 X X W SI I j Ml l r r I SI II V . I s. i ii.i e i 1 I fK 7- I II I tv A I .11 II El V V M X 1 X X. VV1 E i atom Sale M M EET OE T rians for the annual meeting of .the chamber of commerce which will be held on Wednesday next, February 13 at the Woman's club were approved by the board of directors at a special meeting held yesterday afternoon. The annual meeting promises to be the big dinner event of the year. Some splen did surprises are in preparation and a speaker of national reputation will ad- ADAM k Pure Chewing Gum $ i- iJ2 a DticK a oai keeps, bhirst Gars IS STILL ON Another of Arizona's Prominent Automobile Dealers Joins the Com bination, Swells the Grand Total, and Makes the Sale Bigger Than Ever Overland Arizona Co. Babbitt Bros. R.D. Roper Motor Co. Arizona's most responsible dealers consolidated in the interest of better service more automobile value for less money. This centralization of the useclcar market brings together the largest and most complete line of hieh grade used cars ever seen jn the west. A More Substantial Guarantee A Better Assortment of Real Bargains A Better Assurance of Absolute Satisfac tion was never offered to a discerning public. The Following Special Offerings Are Made This Week: 7 away 1917 Buick-4, touring ..,...$650 : 1916 Ford, touring ....... .-r $275 1917 Maxwell, touring $425 1917 Jordan, sport $1500 1917 King 8, roadster $1200 1917 Dodge roadster . . . ... . $650 1917 Overland 85-6, touring $800 1916 Buick, light 6, touring $850 1918 Dodge touring, new f $950 1918 Maxwell touring $675 191G Paige 7-pass $400 Ford Smith Forai-a-Truck .$500 1914 Ford touring $265 1916 Overland 83, touring $450 1916 Overland 75, touring $450 1914 Ford truck $200 1915 Studebaker touring . $350 1917 'Overland Country club $650 1917 Overland 90, touring $700 Terms on All Cars Discount for Cash. Over 100 Cans Will Be -Sold at Clean-Up Prices CENTRAL SCHOOL GROUND S CENTER AND VANBUREN u dress the members and friends of the chamber of commerce. A turkey din tier, emal in every way to the import ance of the occasion, will be provided and Dave Goldberg will direct the tick et sale and. the dinner preparations. They are now on hand and can be had by applying at the chamber of com merce. President McClung will refer briefly to the varied activities of the work during the past year and will make recommendation for future con sideration. The "Liberty Quartette" will entertain with some splendid pa triotic songs and music. "It would be well to get a ticket, at once, says Secretary Welch, "as there will be only a limited number of din ner places prepaerd. and many are looking forward to the big occasion with a great deal of pleasurable anticipation." 1 I The horrors of war have been inten sified ten-fold by the Prussian system of frightfulness. The workings of that system have stirred to the depths the soul of the civilized world. i The United States government has just published a carefully prepared of ficial book on "German War Practices." A copy of this book will be sent free to any reader of The Arizona Repub lican. Based on the most authentic source the. archives of our state department, official German proclamations, the ac tual field-dtarics of German soldiers this book paints a vivid and irrefutable picture of the Prussian war machine at vork. To secure a free copy, send yoDx name and address with a 2-cent stamp for return postage to The Arizona Re publican Information Bureau, Frederic J Haskin. Director, Washington, D. C. GEeMM TROOPS MOVETOWARDWEST Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, Feb. 7. Major . General Frederick B. Maurice, chief director of military operations at the war office, today resumed his weekly interview with the Associated Press after a month abroad. "The chief event cf military impor tance in the last month,"'-he said, "l as been the continued movement of Ger man troops to the west front. We long ago calculated the rate at which this movement -cou Id be carried on, and it is liot only going on any faster than needed. The Germans are now stronger on the west front than at any tinis during the war, but they are not. yet numerically equal to the French-British forces. That being so, I do not know that the situation need at pres ent cause : us any great anxiety." General Maurice, who was in Paris during 'the recent air raid, declared that the air defences of London aro far more complete and effective than those of Paris. PETEY DINK Fine Figure for Taking the Bumps By C. A. VOIGHT 1 ' (7) nr (?) I (rW '