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Defense Rests and First
of Final Arguments Is
made; Date of Disappear
ance Is made Much of
At 3:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
nil the second day of the second week
uf the trial of lval McCann for the
murder of Kenneth C. Folston on or
about November 20 of last year, the
'.ast word of testimony had been put in
and Attorney Clark for the defense, a
motion to instruct the jury having been
denied, announced that the defense
rested. It was then ordered that each
side should be allowed three hours lor
arguments and the case for the state
was opened by Assistant County At
torney Harry Johnson. In an address
of an hour, he reviewed all the testi
mony that had been adduced. Whether
Mr. 1'ugh or Mr. Clark will open for
the defense this morning was not
stated. County Attorney Laney will
close for the state this afternoon.
The trial of the case yesterday morn
ing was resumed with H. R. Larson
still on the stand and on direct exam
ination in rebuttal. Mr. Larson is the
stenographer who took down notes of
the conversation in the offices or
the county attorney on the night of
the first arrest of the defendant, be
tween him on one side and the county
Attorney and other persons on the
The witness, with a copy of the
transcript before him to refresh his
memory, was questioned by the county
attorney as to various phases of the
conversation, and in this matter all
the essential statements of the de
fendant that night were gone over, the
witness declaring that such statements
had been made. On cross examination
Mr. Clark likewise went over the tran
scriptin the same manner.
The testimony in rebuttal was in
troduced by the state to show hat
there had never been a theory that the
murder of Folston had been committee
prior to November L'O. The first inti
mation that the date would be attacked
came in the testimony of Attorney
A. I). Ley he the day before in the
course of which on cross examination
lie stated that from newspaper ac
t counts of the affair it appeared to him
,lhat the crime might have been com
mitted the day before in the afternoon
of which he had met and talked witn
the defendant in Phoenix.
From the files of the Republican it
appeared that in only one story of the
Folston case was there any mention
of the date of the disappearance of
1 olston and that was in the first ac
count published. November 23, in which
it was stated that Folston had disap
peared on the previous Tuesday, No
vember 19.
Lyman La Tourette of the sherfif's
office was called to testify as to con
versattons between the defendant and
other persons, which had taken place
in that office or about the jail. An
other witness was Arthur I. AVorden or
Worden's garage, where the defendant
had been employed, and where Folston
had kept his car and frequently visited.
The last witness was Lee Walker of
the Harmon ranch, where Ren Folston
waa employed, and where the defend
ant came on the Wednesday following
the disappearance of Folston, to tell
his brother that he was missing. The
testimony of Walker related to the
presence of Ben Folston at the ranch
and of his own and Ren Folston's
movements during fair week preceding
tne disappearance of Folston.
0. S, SE1T
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
IK. Lawrence C. 1'hipps and Charles
W. Waterman, both of Denver, were
designated by the republican state as
sembly as candidates for the United
States senatorship to1 succeed Senator
John I . Sharroth.
The resolutions which were adopted
were, presented by Chairman Thomas
)'. Devine of Pueblo, declared that the
trreat duty now confronting the Amen
i an people is to w in the war and win
Women workers for
To give the American women
who are going overseas with
the Y. M. C. A. as can
teen . workers, a clearer un
tifiratnding of the task before
1 4F
m is
Dr. Rosa Boido is no longer a res
'dent of the stata penitentiary at
Florence. The former Phoenix doc
tor convicted in the court here of
performing an illegal operation is
said to be summering on the Pacific
Doast and Attorney General Jones
stated yesterday afternoon that it is
his understanding that she is out on
'leave of absence" until the su
preme court has passed upon the
appeal in her case. Attorney Gen
eral Jones was not at the meeting
jf the pardons and parole board at
which Dr. Boido was granted this
"leave of absence" but states that
this is the information given him
with regard to the action taken.
Mr. Jones states that the quarters
For women at the penitentiary are
hardly livable during the summer
and that for this reason women
prisoners there have been paroled
during the hot months, it being a
question almost of life or death in
their cases.
It is Mr. Jones' understanding
that there are not now anyjwomen
at the Florence institution.
Bids for the printing of the city's
legal advertising were received and
opened yesterday morning by City
City Manager V. A. Thompson. Of the
bids of the two daily newspapers the
bid of The Arizona Republican was tne
lower. A weekly also presented a bid
which was within five cents of the
bid of The Republican.
A similar circumstance occurred at
last year's bidding for the legal print
ing when the same weekly presented
a bid five cents lower than the Gazette
bid. The award, however, was made
to the Gazette because the service of
a daily is regarded as far more effective
in every way than that of a weekly.
the award of the contract for the
legal printing will probably be made
at today's meeting of the city commis
sion, which is called for 10 o'clock.
it upon the battle field; that there can
be no enduring peace without victory;
this war is not the war of any political
party, but of the American people;
that though there may have been mis
takes in the past, from now on the only
duty is to prosecute the war vigor
ously and effectively to victory; and
that there be no peace which does not
guarantee to each of the nations con
cerned the rights and privileges noi
guaranteed Dy tne American constitu
Commends Party's Course
The resolutions commend the course
of the republicans in congress as being
more loyal than the leaders of the
president's own party and condemned
course of Congressmen Hilliard ana
Keating for their attitude on war
measures. They also demand the ex
pulsion of Senator Lafollette from the
United States senate.
The state administration is con
demned for its failure to stop prof
iteering in food stuffs and for its fail
ure to pass a budget law. Protection
is demanded for the industries of the
state with the assertion tluit "if a max
imum price is to be set on wheat, then
a maximum price should be placed on
cotton." A revision of the school law
is demanded: a blue sky law and a
compulsory military training statute;
and the demand is made that from now
on, the teaching of German be prohib
ited in the publiq schools.
The state republican assembly ad
journed late tonight until tomorrow
without making further nominations.
There are five candidates for gov
ernor and an effort is being made to
agree on a compromise candidate.
(New York Tribune)
It has been learned that the new ap
propriation bill tor Sing Sing prison
provides for a maid for Warden Wil
lima Mover. The maid brings the per
sonal staff of the. warden up to twelve.
He already has two confidential secre
taries, a chauffeur and two coachmen.
all civilians, and a coachman, waiter,
cook, launderer, barber and butler
from among the prisoners. The state
at present furnishes the warden with
a motor car, free light, heat', rent and
furniture, and provides $1,800 a year
for food and entertaining. The official
salary of the position is $3,500 annu
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Y. M. C. A. giving broth to soldiers at
them and specific instructions on
certain necessary subjects a con
ference is being held for them 'at
Barnard college in conjunction
with the men's intensive training
Rate Will be Four Cents
Lower Than Last Year's
and City Fathers Appor
tion Method of Expending
At a special session of the city com
mission held yesterday morning an
ordinance levying upon the assessed
valuation of the personal and real
Property of the city was passed.
According to the figures of the levy
the tax rate for the fiscal year 1918
1919 will be $1.06, a decrease of 4
cents in the rate assesed against the
property during the year 1917-1918.
The tax on the valuation of the
property is sufficient to raise the
amount estimated to be required in the
annual budget, less the amount esti
mated to be raised from fines, licenses
and other sources of revenue.
The apportionment of the tax is as
follows: T
City hall and fire engine bonds.. .130
Water works bonds 050
Roosevelt road bonds 110
Funding bonds, 1909 0:
Sewer bonds 050
Municipal improvement bonds.
1914 024
Funding bonds, 1914 020
Sinking Funds
City hall and fire engine bonds. . .550
Sinking fund, 1909 021
Municipal improvement and fund
ing bonds. 1914 022
Cash basis fund 021
Library fund 0355
General fund 719
The city commissioners sitting as a
board of equalization met before the
special session of the commission,
which was held yesterday morning.
Charles Korrick of the New York
store appeared before the board and
requested that the assessment as lev
ied by City Assessor Baptist be re
duced. He stated that the fixtures in
his store were installed four years ago
at a cost of $20,000 and that he thought
the assessment of $15,000 made by the
city assessor on the fixtures in his
store was excessive. The board reduced
the levy to $10,000.
Roy Freeman representing , the
Kress store appeared again before the
board yesterday and had the assessor's
levy reduced to $5,000 on the fixtures
in the Kress store and $15,000 on the
merchandise carried in the store.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, July 16 Details of
huge earnings by a group of German
established chemical companies in this
county were ottered as evidence to
day in the state attorney general's in
quiry based on suspicions of the alien
property custodian that the transfer of
controlling interest in the concerns
from German to American hands was
a dummy" transaction.
During the last five years, the gov
ernment showed the Niagara Electro
chemical company of Niagra Falls. N
Y., one of the corporations involved in
the investigation, reported average an
nual earnings of 1,142 per cent and div
idends of 1,010 per cent. The Roessler
and Hasslacher chemical company of
New lork earned 4b per cent and the
Perth Amboy chemical company of
rerth Amboy, N. J., 59 per cent in the
same period.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MANCHESTER. July 16. American
troops which came here today were
greeted with the greatest enthusiasm,
The star bpangled Banner' was
played by" the band of the Dragoon
Guards and the band accompanying
the troops responded with the British
national anthem.
Mayor Huddart of Salford delivered
an address of welcome as the men
marched through Salford on their way
to Manchester. "I am sure." he said
in part, "you are worthy comrades of
our fellow countrymen who are cov
ering themselves with glory
erts and Mrs. Delia Mitchell, both of
Phoenix, were rrrarried at Prescott lasi
Wednesday. They will spend the re
mainder of the summer at Prescott. re
turning to Phoenix early in the fall
Schram jar lids at Elwcll's. Adv
field hospital in France.
camp at Columbia University. It
is the first conference of its kind
ever held, Mrs. F. Louis Slade
is the originator and organizer of
the course. The women expect to
leave sooa for Franc
Goodvear People Will Put
In at Least 1,000 More
Acres; Company Expert in
East Studying Situation
Bearing out the very favorable re
ports of cotton conditions in the Salt
River Valley, Freeman Fike last even- i
ng brought in a cotton plant from a
O-acre ranch of his about half a mile
north of the Grand canal on Central
avenue. The plant is 5 feet tall and
has 200 bolls upon it. He states that
several of his plants are equally good.
Lxperts are estimating the present
stand as at 96 per cent as against 87
per cent at the same period of last
ear. This means that the average here
s far better than at any other point in
the United States and it is reported
that practically all of the very finest
Egyptian long staple cotton which the
government can depend upon will be
tound right here in the Salt River Val
ley, the Sea Island crop being very
poor. '
Robert C. Metzler, secretary and
treasurer of the Southwest Cotton
company and the Phoenix Cotton Oil
company, has gone .east, where he w ill
become conversant with the govern
ment requirements in the manufacture
observation balloons, aeroplane
wings, gas masks and army truck tires,
all of which require long staple cotton
This trip will take him to Akron,
Washington, New York, Boston and
Providence. While in the east, Mr.
Metzler will arrange for the disposi
tion of all of the cotton that the South
west Cotton company will acquire this
The Southwest Cotton company will
add 1,000 acres of cultivated land to
the Salt River Valley, the management
announced yesterday. The company is
now farming 14,000 acres that was des
ert land 18 months ago.
During the summer lull in the cuKi-
ation of the company's cotton, the
company has started to clear off and
level another 1,000 acres of land about
three or four miles west of Agua Fria
river. Before this work is completed
the company will probably decide to
make this a 2,000 acre tract, says the
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, July 16. While
military critics regard the tranco
Italian offensive along the coast of Al
bania as of little moment from a mili
tary viewpoint, some officials think it
has political possibilities.
The immediate purpose or the oiten-
sive is not yet clear. Some believe it is
designed primarily for the psycholog
ical effect upon the disaffected sub
jects of Austria-Hungary in Bosnia and
Reports reaching Washington trom
official sources indicate the successes
attained by the allied troops already
have increased the hostility ot tne
Jugo-Slavs in southern Austria.
A drive that could bring the allied
armies in Albania into contact with the
Jugo-Slavs might lead to an open re
volt, to rebellion by disaffected peoples
in other parts of the dual monarchy.
At the outbreak of the war tne Jugo-
Slavs In southern Austria and Hungary
numbered more than 6,000,000. while
the Czecho Slovaks and Poles, who have
also annoyed the dual monarchy, num
bered more than 13.000,000.
Thousands of Jugo-Slavs, who de
serted, are fighting with the Italians,
while some 60,000 Czecho-SIavs, who
either deserted to the Russians, or were
captured, are heading through Siberia
to the western front to join in the fight
against the Teutons. Whether there
is a serious intention of attempting to
effect a Juncture between the allied
armies in Albania and the Italians on
the Italian front is not known here, but
because of the great distance separat
ing the two fronts, it is not believed
to be probable.
In some Quarters it is regarded as
possible that once the Franco-Italians
actually reached the southern border
of Austria an effort at a juncture
might be attempted. Both the force
from Albania and that from Italy, it is
contended, would be welcomed by peo
ple hostile to the government and army
of the invaded country, thus increasing
the difficulties of the defense.
Schram jar lids at Elwell's. Adv.
CLloyd's News)
Mme Patti, who celebrated her 75th
birthday a few days ago, possesses the
secret of perennial youth, and few, not
knowine; the facts, would guess that
over half a ceTituTTj has elapsed since
the voice of the beautiful and viva
clous mistress of Craig-y-Nos first
charmed an audience. "
When thus far hack she was creat
ing a furore in Vienna, Motley, Sir
William Harcourt's father-in-law,
heard her, and left us an interesting
personal note:
"She is a dear, unsophisticated little
thing, very Rood, and very pretty and
Innocent. She considers herself an
American, and sang "Home, Sweet
Home" after dinner the other day. be
cause she said she was sure we should
like to hear it, and she sang it most
But "Home, Sweet Home" to please
Americans? Well, the song which
stands to us, next to the 'national an
them, as the song of our native land
is American! John Howard Payne
wrote It, though Sir Henry Bishop may
be identified with the melody. It is
the home song not of Britain alone,
but of all the English speaking race.
Patti's debut, by the way, was made
at the New York Academy of Music,
in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor,"
when she was only 16, but already her
voice exhibited" the marvelous qualities
which speedily won her the highest
place among the world's greatest sing
ers. . .
The old J. W. Dorris grocery store
is FOR RENT. See J. A. R. Irvine.
Phone 3147. Adv. . tf
Rice flour,
lbs. for 25c, at Elwells.
Immediate Delivery ,
Our Special Sale of Tires
Now Going On! Get the
Tires You Need NOW!
Poilu with camouflaged helmet. .
The French poilu have startled the
Hun repeatedly with their cunning
in fighting methods. The latest bit
of strategy pulled by the French
fichter3 is the camouflage helmet.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MONTREAL, July 16. The execu
tive committee of the Federated Shop
men's Brotherhood in session -here to
consider the question. of calling a strike
on Canadian railroads for an increase
in wages, adjourned late today without
taking final action.
. "No strike order has been sent out,"
said R. J. Tallon. president of the. fed
erated trades. "We will meet again
tomorrow morning for further consid
eration of the Question." .
W. M. Neal, secretary of the Cana
dian railway war board, declared in be
half of the board that the 'best offer
the railroads could make to the men
was the McAdoo award, with amend
ments already made and those which
might be made later. The McAdoo
award is the scale of swages that will
be enforced by the national railroad
administration on the lines of the
United States.
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Charles D. Orth.
. Charles D. Orth. chairman of the
National security league's congres
sional campaign committee, is lead
ing the league's campaign all over
the country to obtain the election
this fall of the ablest and most loyal
men to congress to aid in winning
the war
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Ton Truck $690.30
(Popular Science Monthly)
The submarine torpedo is the most
destructive weapon of the sea. Then
why not a land torpedo? A cheap ve
hicle could be made to carry a high
explosive mine a huge scrapnel, or a
missile which would be a combination
of both. Where necessary, provide the
vehicle with caterpillar wheels and
with a wire cutter, and dispatch It to
ward the enemy, over shell craters and
through entanglements Into the oppos
ing trenches. There the charge could
be exploded, and the men and property
within blasted into oblivion.
The originator of this plan is Felix
Sabah of Philadelphia, whose idea, as
he has conceived it, is illustrated in
action. The ground of "No Man's Land"
bemg flat, ordinary gasoline automo
biles of small size are used. In them
the charge Is carried, consisting of
about 1.000 pounds of explosives.
mounted on the crutchlike frames. The
firing wires hich lead back to the
electric igniting coils are seen in the
picture projecting from the rear. The
outposts are telephoning the order to
fire. The fatal . button is pressed
then ghastly destruction.
.And the enemy? ,Has he no defense?
No doubt he will erect concrete bar
riers, and blast huge craters.x Cater
pillar wheels, however, would - be a
single means of overcoming the cra
ters. The use of percussion caDs, which
would r-ignite. the 'torpedo -charge on
striking the walls, would be one wr
of smashing through them.
Let us not forget that once we can
get the torpedoes there, the rest will
be easy. . If nothing else can be used,
time-fuses will set the charge at
the proper instant. -
The other military considerations in
volved in the practical application of
the projectr are - much more simple.
There will be no difficulty in construc
ting the light type of automobile that
would be required. In fact, the plant
would provide the " means of giving
many an antiquated -."A-Tnobile-which
is about ready for the iunk heap its
opportunity for making its last sacri
From the shipping point in Europe
'the men of the "land torpedo corps"
could each ride an automobile directly
up to the front, thus relieving the rail
roads of the burden. Here the torpedo
charges could be mounted, tests could
be made, and everything could be
planned for a concerted assault-
To launch the torpedoes on this
drive, competent officers would have to
set and lock the steerinz rears. Throw
ing open a clutch from the rear of the
machine, the automobile leaps ahead
audaciously. The vital parts being ar
mored, the enemy will be unable to
damage it severely when the machine
is seen to be rushing towards them at
i' sixty miles an hour.
WASHINGTON. July 15. Edward T.
Williams, chief of the divison of far
eastern affairs, has resigned, effective
hext September 1, to accept a profes
sorship at the University of California.
The name of his . successor has not
been made known at the state depart
ment." - ' ' ' -
Alice Joyce
"Find the Woman"
Saturday Matinee
"Tho Little' Patriot"
Ever Pointing the Finger of Justice
' On the beach of Waikaiki
- ... . ...Coming .
Tyrant Fear with Dorothy Dalton
Dr. Frank Billings.
Dr. Frank Billings is head of the
reconstruction division of the sur
geon general's department. His de
partment is busy erecting and re
modeling buildings and training
workers to care for and aid crippled
ciated Charities of this city finds itse'f
in pressing need of boys' and gii't'
shoes in sizes worn by children of
from 10 to 13 years of age and also of
women s underwear. Many worthy
cases have been brought to the atten
tion of the- Associated Charities that
find themselves in need of these ar
ticles, and anyone having shoes or un
derwear of the required sort and wish
ing to help in a good cause need only
send word to the Associated Charities.
20 acres of woodland
and lawn.
Japanese Tea Garden
Tables for Picnics
Wild Animals
Kiddies Swimming Pool
Merry Go Round
Children's Play Ground
Finest Cafe and Dance
Pavilion In Arizona
The greatest crook play yet
and Pathe News
"Play Straight or Fight"
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