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Section Two
Section Two
VOL. XXIX, NO. 225
Connecting Link to "Wing As
jan;e As Present State
1 louse Is! Under Construc
tion All r Many Delays
floor and walls are made up of a layei
of sand and small ston-s between two
thick layers of concrete, reinforced by
large cement beams. This is absolutely
waterproof, and excludes even the
dampness that is common with base
ments. "The basement will be as fine a floor
as any of the four others," said Super
intendent Crisman to a Republican
representative," as it will be both dry
and well-illuminated. A space of four
feet between the wall of the basement
and the surroundin" earth will admit
plenty of light and air, making the
basement as bright as any other floor
in the structure and practically doing
away with any dampness."
The entire first floor of the addition
will be occu-ied by tbeattorney gen
eral and his assistants The supreme
court and the law and reference library
will occupy the second, third and fourth
The cnpital of Arizona will possess a
fiiato lious. the. beauty and architec
ture of vhieli it. will be justly proud if
t op hop" of the state officials are
fulfilled and tlio legislature passes an
sippropriulion sufficient to covertlie ex
pniso of constructing an addition that
will er;uil the present structure in
During the first part of March, of
Superintendent of Construction J.
I Cii.-man, who is in charge of build
ing operation? of the big wing that is
now nenu: built in the rear of the state
house, experts to wee it completed and
reaii" lor occupation. To the west sidi
of this ving the newest structure will
be built it provision for such an act is
made by the Hate legislature.
Wing To Cost $125,000
The new -ing. which is Hearing com
pletion, wii cnif the state $125,000. It
is to he absolutely fireproof. The only
wood thfi; will so into the building will
bo the door casings. Everv other part
will 'no o! ste-i or concrete. The wing
will lie r.iae, a in class A for fire re
sistance. Huge granite stone blocks will com
prise. tVie outside cont of the wing. Un
der this is a solidly-built reinforced
concrete ::r-mework. Ornamental tops
and arched cornice stones will be use.d
throughout. The stonework is now
held up temporarily on account of the
non-arrival of the steel window cas
ings. These are expected to arrive this
week and th stone, which is being fur
nished by the Monihan Marble com
pany, will then be placed.
Strike Underground River
When the legislature appropriated
the money to build the present new
structure a premium was offered to the
architect who would submit the best
plans. .3 architect submitted plans
that were just what the state required,
but the firm p Leseher and Kibbey
was awarded the prize, having come
nearest - hat was wanted.
In the laying of the foundation of the
wing, a great engineering difficulty
was encountered It was discovered
that an underground stream of water
was present a few feet below the sur
face of the spot where the wing was to
be built. Water is ssid to have flowed
into the hole that was to have received
the foundation at the rate of 12,000 gal
lons per minute. This was attempted
t" be removed bv numns, but the sewer
connecting the grounds with the lih
avenue main was found to be too small
to receive the. volume ot water taken
Then J. L. r-rismari was made super
intendent of construction and his in
s'.ructinns, were to "build that addition.'"
Water Cost 13.000
He set to woik with will at the dif
lieu'.t task, and evolved a successful
solum for gettin- rid of the seepage,
llis method was to d' r a trench around
the basement, making it three feet
tleeper than the deepest portion of the
basiment. The all of the trench on
the side nearest the basement was then
made waterproof, -Hewing no water to
enter the r--.ee where the foundation
w.-i.s to be laid. All the waten that
found its vsay Into the trench, and it
found its way there at the rate of 12,000
gallons pe:- minute, was taken away by
A special S inch sewer line was laid
to the big main at Nineteenth avenue,
and this carried away the water that
was drawn from the trenches. This
went on ;'or 24 hours a day for 3
monihs. The pumps never stopped
working once. It is estimated that the
water for a time barred all progress,
cost $1,o05, includir- the equipment
that had to be bought to care for it.
Besides (his, the water caused J delay
of 50 days.
Basement Water Right
To guard against the inflow of water
after the building has been completed,
the basement has been cractieallv
sealed on the bottom and sides. The
SAYS Hill Ml
HAYDEN, Dee. 30. J. X. Johnston
swore out a warrant Friday for the ai
rest of Lee Turner, charging him with
threatening his life with a revolver.
County Attorney Foster came in Mon
day from Globe to try the case iu jus
tice court here.
After a four days' shut-down the
mills resumed wo Jc again Sunday.
The open installation of officers ot
the Masonic lodge at Winkleman was
well attended by the members and
friends. After the business was dis
pensed with, the assembly spent the re
mainder of the evening in dancing.
Light refreshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold SaViers are the
proud parents of a baby girl, born De
cember 27. Mother and babe are get
ting along nicely at the Ray Con. hos
pital A few new cases ot influenza have
been reported the past week.
II. F. Colling, formerly employed by
the Hayden Supply here writes from
Camp Merritt, X. J., where he is now
stationed, Colling arrived in this coun
try December 17, after spending 14
months with the A. E. 2". in France.
George P. Spooling left Friday for
Phoenix, where he expects to secure a
position. For some time he has been in
the employ of the Gila Valley Bank and
Trust company here.
Miss Bernice Lorrimer recently re
ceived a German helmet picked up on
the battlefield by Private Eeatty, who
was formerly of Hayden.
Mrs. Bodie E. Woods, of "Winkleman.
died at her home, Thursday of last
week, after a lingering illness. Mrs.
Woods is survived b- her husband and
four children. Funeral services were
held on Saturday. Burial was in the
Winkleman cemetery
VjawmiBT-gif iiimm yaiaTBBamaweaBaaieEaaa
Salt River District Comes
Out of War Period With
the Brightest Outlook for
the Future, Experts Say
R. F. MeCrae made a business trip to j
Phoenix, leaving December 26 to be
gone for several days.
. i
Mrs. M. D. Lewis has been quite il! t
tor the past week.
After several months' delay,' the
ruies ior ine nayaen rune ciuo nave
arrived. The date for the first shoot
has not been set, but arrangements are
being made to have one at an eariy
J. C. Trueman returned from 1'hoe
nixnix Thursday only to receive a wire
calling him to take the train back on
account of his father's illness. He came
in again on Saturday when his father
had sufficiently recovered from the in
fluenza to permit his leaving.
(St Louis Post-Dispatch)
Mrs. Charles L. Tiffany came from
New York to tell of the Women's Over
seas hospital, and so inspiringly did
she put her subject to the two hundred
women assembled at luncheon at the
Hotel Stattler by the local suffrage
league that in less than ten minutes
they loosened their purse strings to the
extent of more than $4,000 in support of
her plans.
She related how for generations her
Square Deals
"I will list my property at once with the
and obtain quick results due to careful attention to advertising and in
dividual work in handling."
"I wjll buy real estate through the
and take advantage of its varied and extensive listings"
"I will trade my real estate through the
because I wish to have my interests thoroughly safeguarded and to
avail myself of expert advice."
Salt River Valley '
Realty Company
17 West Adams St.
Phone 1997
husband's family had been interested
in the pioneer women's hospital in New
York city, and with her marriage she
assumed an active part on the board of
this hospital. She told how a unit re
cruited from among the women physi
cians of the staff offered themselves to
one recognized authority after another
only to be rejected.
Turned Down by Red Cross
"The Red Cross passed the buck, as
it were," she explained. "I was just
belligerent enough to hope that at last
they would turn us down, and at list
they did. Then we went down to Wa.sh
ington and presented ouselves at the
war department. We were referred to
vSrious committee?, and on these com
mittees there were one or two very
tunny and very ignorant men. They
told i:s they did not knew there wt:e j
any women doctors capsule ot per
forming surgical operations.
"There was no way in which the gov
ernment could use these women, some
of the most.skilled in their profession,
many of them giving up yearly incomes
of tens of thousands and willing to ac
cept the pay of a captain or lieutenant,
and only anxious to serve as near as
possible to the til ing line. It was hope
less. "There was nothing for it," she con
tinued, "but to turn to our own organ
ization of women. Here we followed a
precedent set by a Scottish group of
suffragists doing reconstruction work
in France and offered out unit to the
French government direct,
French Accepted Offer
"In two days we had an answer to
our cable, signed Ribot, saying. "Send
Doctoress Finle yand her associates at
once." And there were assurances of
protection and all the assistance they
could give.
"When our women arrived overseas
they were put to work in hospitals
w nere they were most urgently needed.
The physicians were given nurses'
work to do and the nurses put to work
at the menial tasks of nurses' aid.
Nowadays our nurses are used every
where as anestretists. Doctor Finley
is in complete cnarge or a pavilion de
voted to shock cases, than which there
are no more difficult or puzzling, and
our surgeons are operating wherever
tney are needed.
I Doing Fine Work
i the unit is complete, she said, not
only as regards physicians and special
ists, but there are with them women
dentists, women pharmacists, women
oientians, women A-ray experts, wom
en chauffeurs, a woman plumbing ex
pert and women mechanicians anJkcar
Their work is largely what Is called
reconstructive among the suffering
civilians and repatriates with special
care over women and children, of
course. There are two hospitals of 50
beds each and the plan is to increase
! and extend the number.
Facilities for Musical Edu
cation In This City Is Sur
prise to Visitors Who Find
Best Teachers Here
Our New Year's Specials
120 acres, very close to Phoenix, on paved road. Old "A" water rights.
About 20 acres of fine alfalfa. Good farm house, shade, fruit and flow
ers. Good well. Ideal location. Immediate possession and on the very
easiest terms. The price is $300 per acre.
10 acres, northeast, in the orange belt Half in alfalfa. Small house,
well, shade, fruit and flowers. The price is J4000. The terms are easy.
"We Handle the Real Bargains"
Tolleson Land & Cattle Co.
108 North Central Avenue
(From The Atlanta Journal)
Have you been to A? Perhaps you
have. It is the name of a town in
Sweden. There are at least seven Eu
ropean rivers called Aa,
If not, possibly you have been to O?
This is a" plain, common sense ques
tion, which any one familiar with the
highways and byways of Normandy
would imediately understand. For in
Normandy, twenty miles from Argen
ton, there is a village of the name of
O, where the local magnate is the
Marquis d'O.
Nor is he the only gentleman or this
name. Both in Brussels and in Paris
this surname, the shortest in the wortd,
is to be found. When the son of a Mme.
Theresa O. who was th"e proprietor of
a Parisian cafe, reached the age of mil
itary sen-ice a few years ago he had' to
acknowledge that he couljj not write.
"Sign your name with a cross, then,""
said the authorities, handing him the
official paper. And so, although his
name was really O, he put down X,
which, on the face of it, does not seem
any easier.
There are several one-letter places in
the world's geography. In the Zuydor
Zee there is a bav called Y, and there
is a town called Y in China. China has
also a city called U, in the Province of
It has been said that O is the short
est surnace in the world, but the
shortest Christian and surname com
bined is probably Eda Ek, the brief ap
pellation of a Massachusetts woman.
Kk is an old Irish-Swedish name and
was borne by a famous explorer. John
j Ek. from whom the living Miss Ek is
I a descendant.
The musical development of the city
of Phoenix has caused many eastern
visitors surprise. They were not ex
pecting to find well organized music
schools and studios and a highly
trained corps of musical teachers in
the public schools. But, after giving
the matter a second thought, there was
no more logical reason for an expres
sion of surprise at our advanced mu
sical culture than for our excellent
school buildings or the various other
civic improvements which are evident
to every stranger in our midst.
Possibly the oldest musical Institu
tion in the state is that of tho Rede
will Music company, which has for
many years sold Steinway and other
pianos, music and musical instruments
throughout the state and In old Mexico.
They maintain a large stock of pianos,
both grand and upright, piano players
and music rolls; Victrolas and Victor
records; and have a large stock of
sheet music which includes a lot of
music text books.
Their Growth Rapid
The Kerr and Smalley Music com
pany is a very popular firm iu the city.
They are lcoated in the Ford hotel
corner and are making a strong bid for
a large share of the piano and sehet
music business of the community. The
Kimballl pio.no is their leader and they
have placed both grand and upright
and mechanical pianos in man- of our
homes. This firm also handles the
Kimball and Pathe phonographs and
records. A little more than a year ago
Kerr and Smalley purchased the busi
ness formerly known as the Marvin
Music House.
Besides these two well-known piano
houses, the Berryhill company, irtation
ers, have built up a large business in
Victrolas and Victor records, and the
Barrows Furniture company are
agents for the Columbia phonograph
and Columbia records.
The Taverner Music companyc rar
ries a very large stock of the famous
Edison phonographs and records and
the instrument upon which Thomas
A. EdiBon spent $3,000,000 and 25 years
of his life is rapidly gaining in popu
larity. .
Largest in State
The Arizona School of M
largest institution of its kind irt. tbel
state and is housed in the most beau
tiful building devoted exclusively. .to
musical culture in the entire soutn
west. This school was founded by
Mrs. Shirley Christy, its present man
ager and director, ten or twelve years
ago and has grown from a small be
ginning to its present prominent posi
tion as leader of the musical culture ot
the state. The yearly average of pu
pils rusn between 400 and 500 and they
come, not only from Phoenix and vi
cinity, but from all parts of the state.
These pupils are trained by a corps of
teachers of unquestioned ability in
their special lines. The heads of the
various departments, which include
piano, voice, violin, aesthetic and ball
room dancing, elocution and the art
of expression and public 3choo music,
have all been recruited from nome of
the best known schools and musical
institutions in America and European
countries. The large patronage en
joyed by this school is. In itself, an in
dication of the musical culture of this
Best Known Musician
"William Conrad Mills, vocal teacher,
is probably the best known musician
in Arizona. His musical s.ctivties
have given him a wide acquaintance
throughout the northern, central and
southern cities in the state. During
his residence in Phoenix he ba served
as musical director of the Phoenix
Choral societl, the Lyric and Apollo
clubs, and is now wielding the baton
for the Phoenix Community chorus
under a commission Issued by the state
council of defense as director of com
munity singing in the state. During
the rast four years he has been choir
master at Trinity fro-Cathedral where
an excellent chorus is maintained.
The major portion of his time is de
voted to voice culture in his private
studio and many of the prominent
singers in this locality have profitted
by his teaching. He is, himself, a
singer of ability and obtained recogni
tion as an artist in the eastern cities
before he located in Phoenix.
Other Prominent Teachers
Prominent among other music teach
ets who aintain private studios may
be mentioned Miss Cordelia Hulburd,
pianiste, pupil 'of Josefy and Correno;
Mrs. Ida K. Mervine, pianiste and or
ganist; Mrs. A. G. Hulett, teacher of
voice and piano; Miss Merta H. Work,
teacher of piano; Miss Nellie A. Trott,
teacher of voice and piano; Miss Clara
Hazard, who has vocal classes in Phoe
nix and Glendalc; Mrs. Alice. Hite
Hughes, who has a large piano class,
and P. A. Vennc, teacher of bond in
struments, who also directs the band
The past year has been an eventful
one in theworld's history; many things
have happened and happened quickly.
In a lesser sence, the same is true of
the Salt River Valley and it's develop
ment. It is interesting at this time.
just as the old year has come to a close,
to look backward for a moment, check
up, so to speak on what has happened.
and at the same time look forward to
what is likely to occur during the new
From the standpoint of the local real
estate man, nothing is more vital to his
business than the successful develop
ment of the valley and its resources.
Development means the cultivation of
new land, the coming of new people,
and the division of large holdings into
smaller farms, all of which means busi
ness for the real estate dealer.
Biq Chanqe In Year
The past year has seen a remarkable
change in the valley. The change com
menced earlier than a year ago and has
continued at a rapid pace throughout
the year and there is every reason to
believe that it will continue indefinite
ly. Time was, in the Salt River valley,
when farming meant little aside from
the planting of a crop, an occasional
irrigation and it's harvesting at matur
ity. with the result that much of the
farmer's time was spent in town. Rec
entlv, however, farming has taken on
a different aspect.
Crops are worth more and there is
and orchestra of the high school
From the foregoing, the casual ob- who formerly might be satisfied with
server cannot help hut realize what an
excellent musical foundation is being
laid for the next generation as there
must be at lea?t 1,000 students of mu
sic enrolled under the various teachers.
Best Artists Come Here '
Many world famous artists have
been heard in Phoenix during the past
few years. Madame Ernestine Schu-
man-Heink, the dearly beloved con
tralto: Renhold Werrenrath. baritone
Theo aKrL tenor; Harold Bauer and
Leopold Godowsky, pianists; the Min
neapolis Symphony orchestra, and
various other Lyceum and Chautauqua
artists have all been greeted by en
thusiastic audiences.
The Musicians' club of Phoenix, a
member of the National Federation of
Women's clubs, includes prominent
musicians and music lovers in its
membership. Their eetings are held
twice each month in the Women's club
building. This club fosters the best in
music and is an active factor in the
musical and social life of the city.
Mention should be made of the fact
that all TXrninent churches of the city
maintain well organized chorus choirs
which assist materially in the devo
tional exercises of their respective
therefore an added incentive to harder
work and more diligent toil. A farmer
an indifferent crop now demands (pout
his land more than one crop, and also
that each crop be the maximum yield
that the land is capable of. There is
probably no place In the United States
where the land more readily responds
to hard work and proper treatment and
the valley farmer is becoming fully
appreciative of this fact.
More Modern Methods
More modern and scientific fanning
methods are replacing those, of the
years gone by and the increased pro
duction and the greater variety of crops
more than justify the effort expended.
In this connection it is interesting to
note the process of transformation;
better fences are being constructed;
better and more comfortable houses are
being built on the ranches; houses with
all the modern conveniences, in which
the farmer and his family are as com
fortable as the dweller In town. Where
an occasional silo stood a year or two
ago and where the use of silage was the
exception, rather than the role, the
opposite is now the case and there is
hardly a part of the valley where one
cannot see from one to a half dozen
sils in the distance, all of substantial
and permanent construction.
Land values have increased the past
few years and there are those optimistic
real estate men who think that the era
of high prices in the valley has only
commenced. This view appears on
careful thought to be warranted. While
the past year has been perhaps a-i ab
normal one, nevertheless, conditions in
the valley are more stabilized than ever
Mora Land Cultivated
Through the expenditure on the part
of the Water Users' Association of over
half a million dollars in the installation
of wells and pumps and the develop
ment of (he valley's underground water
supply, the irrigation resources of the
project are being further advanced and
in an irrigated district such as this is,
the water supply Is the all important
question; the one thing that all others
mos establishes permanent land valuea.
The war's demand for Increased pro
duction of food has met with ready le
sponse in Salt River valley; more land
is in cultivation here now than ever
before. There are few acres within the
limits of the project that are not pro
ducing satisfactory crops at the present
time and with the apparent prospect of
abundant water for the forthcoming
season, the prediction is made that this
uncultivated acreage, small as it now
is, will be still further reduced during
the new year.
Not All Under Project
The addition to be cultivated area of
the valley is by no means confined te
that portion of it under the Roosevslt
dam. Through the activity of the
Southwest Cotton company on a
large scale, and of smaller organisa
tions in a lesser but equally effective
manner, thousands of acres of what has
heretofore been unproductive desert
land, is now flourishing agricultural
land, developed entirely by means cf
pumped water.
White this may appear to be written
more from the standpoint of the ftrfcef
than the real estate man, the fact re
mains that the interests of the two are
very much in common. When one pros
pers so must the other and there can
be no question but that during the past
year both have met with a reasonsJbl
degree of success in spite of conditioci
that have been far from normal.
With conditions more settled than
they have been in several years peit,
with land in goqd demand at good pric
es, and with every prospect of abun
dant water and good crops, it is not
surprising that the real estate ir.en tf
Mancopa county take a decidedly cpti
mistic view of the situation for il:
forthcoming year.
The Famous
Alkire Ranch
One of the best improved, large farms in Salt River Valley is of
fered exclusively bus for a short time at the very low figure of
$250 per acre. It is now owned by a non-resident, who wishes to
reduce his Arizona holdings, hence the extremely low figure and
the very exceptional terms. A reasonable cash payment, or a good
clear home in Phoenix as first payment; balance 10 years at 7
This half section is completely fenced and cross fenced with woven
wire, has splendid modern nine room brick dwelling, three houses"
for workmen, large bay barn, good coW barn Tith stanchions for
cows, large horse stable, implement shed, gjanary, etc "Water
piped to all fields; plenty of shade and fruit. A splendid rich,
loamy soil, classed as Glendale loess, well drained and old water
right. Located one mile off of Grand avenue, about six miles from
This is a pre-war price and a genuine opportunity to buy one of the
best improved large farms in the valley.
Owaghfc Bo
Central & Adams
Phone 1631

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