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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY 1 MORNING, JULY 26, 1919 FAILURE OF SEA n 1 Arizona Cotton Will Have Much Competition Re moved if News ProVes True This Valley's Cot ton Demand Benefit The following from'the Cotton. Rec-J crd, a journal devoted to the cotton industry, will be read with interest by hundreds of citizens of this valley, pointing as it does to the removal from competition with Arizona cotton of the Sea Island variety: "Fifteen thousand bales'. That is all the growing crop of sea island cot ion will amount to. according to the recent report of the department of agriculture. The crop grown in 1916 turned out 117,000 bales at the gins: ihat of 1917 was 92,000, and that of 1918 the crop now being marketed 52.000. And now experts of the crop reporting bureau, department of agri culture, after going carefully over the ground, estimate the total crop to be grown in 1919 at only 15.000 bales. This development is not unforeseen. Two or three years ago the Cotton Record drew attention to the coming crisis in sea island cotton production, and a year ago the government experts aid the crop was doomed. Sea island cotton is peculiarly vulnerable to the depredations of the boll weevil. The ea islagd plant is slower in maturinft and its more luxuriant foliage affords excellent shelter for the progressive stages of the insect. Early maturing upland cotton may take on enough bolls before the weevil becomes all-de structive to make a moderate croo enough perhaps to pay out if the price Is very high; but not so with sea inlands. With the certainty of weevil infestation, the farmer simply aban dons the culture of sea island. "To cotton interests generally, but more particularly in this section of the country, the idea of the passing of the sea island cotton crop is a very saddening one. For generation after rencration, sea island cotton has been the premier cotton of the world; the production was relatively small, but the crop was of great importance. Be fore the days of tire fabrics and of long staple cotton from Egypt, sea island was used chiefly in the making at sewing thread, and for numerous other purposes for which the ordinary upland staple was not so well adapted. The very latest use for sea island ex clusively has been the making of aeroplane wings. "Other varieties of long staples have proved more or less impermanent, the staple failing after a number of years, probably through reverting to type. But sea islands have remained the same for a hundred years. It is un fortunate that the crop should be shut off, now that there is so much more demand for the long staple. To a very great extent the loss can be made up RQ SUMME AS REFRESHING AS A DIP IN THE LAKE! Dear Readers: Let us introduce you to our new staff writer ' Zoe Beckley who is going to write for you a delightful summer serial "Romances of a Summer Girl." ; ' You probably know Zoe Beckley pretty well already, but in case you don't we'll just say that she is the clever young woman ..who has made a wonderful reputation as a feature and special writer on the New York Mail and New York World, is the author of the book "A Chance to Live," and combines those rare elements experi- , ence, youth, pep. v Miss Beckley's "Romances of a Summer ' Girl" is the kind of summertime stunt that the men as well as women will "eat alive." , It deals with the romantic adventures of a business girl who de- cides to go out and "Hunt a Husband." THE FIRST STORY WILL APPEAR IN SUNDAY'S ARIZONA REPUBLICAN by the American Egyptaui cotton of Arizona, but, after ail. there is no other cotton like the Inimitable sea islands, steady and reliable. It is to be hoped that the disaster will not be quite as bad as now indicated by the results of the researches of the government. And, moreover, that means may be found to keep on producing at least enough to preserve the strain, until the time when, with the boll weevil finally conquered, sea island can come into its own again." o SUSPECT TAKEN IN AVILA CASE The preliminary trial of Juan Solis (Chomacho), charged with the murder of Avila, a fellow workman, near Marinette, on the morning of July &, occupied all of yesterday in the court of Justice Wheeler. Late in the after noon, with several witnesses for the state yet to be heard, a recess was taken until this morning. The most interesting event of the day was the taking into custody on sus picion of one of the witnesses for the state, Jesus Comanche, at the conclu sion of his testimony, in the course of which he became involved in a maze of contradictions, chiefly with respect to the amount of money he had at differ ent times. It was stated by him that shortly before coming to Phoenix on a "pasear," not long before the killing of Avila, he had a little more than $21. Finally he admitted that on his return to the place of his employment, he was "broke," and that soon after the mur der of Avila he had $60. He also contradicted himself regard ing his movements and those of Avila after he left Phoenix on his return. At first he said he had not seen Avila, but later he admitted that Avila got on the stage at Glendale and hode home with him. Some suspicion had attached itself to Comanche as a third party in the killing, or It was thought that he might have given to Comancho and Apodaca, who is supposed to have been with Chomacho at the murder, but aft erward escaped, the information that Avila was carrying $200 around with him. As soon, as Comanche left the stand he was taken into custody and led out of the .court, . screaming, and was placed in an automobile and driven to jaiL No formal charge has been placed against him. Though nobody has ever expressed a doubt of the guilt of Chomacho and Aaodaca, the state experienced some difficulty in finding a place to begin. The prisoner appears unconcerned, resting in apparent security on his own assertion of his innocence, notwith standing he was captured while fleeing from the scene of the crime and was found in the possession of money for which he could not account. Beside that, Avila lived long enough to tell several persons that Chomacho. shot him twice. That statement was made by several of the witnesses over the objection of Mr. Bailey, of Walton and Bailey, for the defense. But coupled with the statement of those witnesses was the testimony that Avila evidently did not believe that he was going to die, and therefore his statement could not have the force of a dying declara tion. Mr. Bailey also objected to the con ANNOUNCING MANGES OF A sideration of the statement of Avila immediately after the shooting as a part of the res gestae. He was sus tained by the court. A great mass of other testimony, however, has been brought by Assistant County Attor neys Johnson and Lewkovitz, connect ing Chamocho with the affair. The strongest witness for the state was Pedro Ruiz, at whose place Apo daco and Chomacho lived. He testified as many of the other witnesses had that for two or three days after they had quit work and been paid off, they lingered about for apparently no pur pose, fie testified to their packing of their blankets and suit cases and final ly of their departure. - Ruiz identified a revolverwhich had been found in the canal along the line of flight of Chomacho, as the weapon of Apodaco, though it had evidently been in the possession of Chomacho. When this revolver was offered, Cho macho was more evidently disturbed than he had been at any time since his arrest. ' But the strongest testimony of all given by Ruiz was the identification of a spur found near the place where the struggle between Avila and his murderers had taken place. That spur was one which Chomacho must have worn. It was one which had been about the place and was not one of the two spurs that Apodaco had taken away. o 6 ALL IE WAY EAST Morrough O'Brien, salesman for the Ferguson -Keeler company, distributors of Oldsmobiles, returned yesterday from an extended tour throughout the eastern sta:es. He made the trip through to Kansas City by machine, but there the mud proved so thick it was thought best to finish the trip to Toledo by train. On the return trip the mud was found to be even worse. Chains were placed on the' car soon after leaving Kansas City, and it was seldom they were removed. Bad roads proved to be the rule aU the way through, the entire excursion being anything but a pleasant jaunt. ADMIRALTY CANCELS MANY SHIP ORDERS LONDON, July 24. Since the sign ing of the armistice the British ad miralty has cancelled orders for 526 ships, resulting in a net saving of 42,000,000- This announcement was made during the course of a naval de bate in the house of commons tonight. The announcement of these econo mies in ehips and men drew expres sions of surprise and gratification from some of the members. The Right Hoa orable George Lambert, liberal for the South Molton division of Devonshire expressed the earnest hpe that there would never be a British navy policy to build against the. United States. RETURNS FROM FLORENCE WilliamM. Smith has returned from a two-day trip to Florence, where he attended a meeting of the board of directors of the Pinal Bank and Trust company, of which he is president. III! R GIRL Theater , At the Columbia 'Nine-tenths of the Law," Mitchell Lewis' great offering, will conclude a four-c'ay stay at the Columbia theater today. There will be continuous per formance today, starting at 2 o'clock and ending at H o'clock. Lewis, recognized master of north west characters, has one of the best roles of his career in this offering, that of a French-Canadian trapper. His power of interpretation has never been shown to better advantage. He participates in a couple of fistic battles that are the best he has ever done before the camera. "Nine-Tenths of the Law," is, with outout doubt, the best Mitchell Lewis production ever offered. It is a better cinema offering than that big super feature. "The Squaw Man." Probably few filks ever produced combine so many spectacular features as does "Nine-Tenths of the Law." The photography is of unusual beauty, the scenic effects being in keeping with the story. Then there is a child actor, a boy 8 years old, who immediately wins the heart of the audience and holds it throughout. His initial screen attempt is this offering and his work entitles him to rank among the greatest of all child performers. A strand comedy is the augmenting feature for today. Riverside Park Again last night the big plunge at Riverside Park was emptied and thor oughly scrubbed. It was also refilled during the night, and this morning it is again ready for the bathers, with its abundance of fresh, heated water. This is the first season that the park man agement has been able to clean and refill th pool without delay, and this is occasioned through a novel ar- ffiE ROSE TREE Sonny Clay, the Jazz Ar tist. Music every night. A RIVERSIDE 11 PAPIc The big pool was emptied and thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned last night. All ' ready for th bathers today. ; ; o DANCING TONIGHT The concessions are always open rangement of the big plunge and aux iliary heating pool. The dance will be the main attrac tion, as usual, this evening, when the crack Riverside orchestra will be on hand at the big open air pavilion to furnish the irresistible strains which make dancing a real pleasure. The management has received any amount of compliments on the music, which is declared to be the finest in the county. Of course, the concessions will be running all day and night, and along the midway there will be found plenty of fun for everybody. SAUFLEY NOT MOVED The typo graphical portion of yesterday morn ing's Republican refused to read ac cording to contract in so far as the large advertisement of the Saufley Rubber company was concerned. The advertisement stated that the company is located somewhere out on North Central avenue, whereas they are still conducting their thriving business at the corner of First street and Monroe. AT THE mm Tod ay MITCHELL LEWIS -IN- "Nine-Tenths of the Law" with STRAND COMEDY FOLLOW THE CROWD To ORLEY' TONIGHT Big 4-piece Jazz orchestra Dancing 5 Cents Admission Free Take our Taxi Cabs from Owl Drug Store every 15 minutes. Fare 25 cents. El l r 'f n rimiiwtwtiTirnirft: . ,s.,x.i....-..'.rfrfr-rt---.--' .. t t iMWmUMn,,ailM ijr mi awnwMu MtoWiiM. m.. -sCjV 11 1 f It . ""ix iH? ' , i ml : - ' ' fx V ' ' 1 . r , ; w,? iV ' j : II . . I . - , V Vs& li i I fit s M w tkw t- ' , 1 if' ?! -' mgv I " h-. lb ,. t v V (p H Ys II- 1) vTftHr fit I ,L jfva a IM w&A If 9 NEW MEMBER OF THE N. ETA. STAFF, WHO . IS ' WRITING" "RO MANCES OF A SUMMER GIRL" FOR THE ARIZONA. REPUBLICAN - Vt Here's a chance for all prohibition people to vote wet. Vote yes for Verde water. We won't sell so much Rainwater Crystals but we" are voting Yes just the same. Fresh shipment "Roman Meal" "Curtis Supreme Tuna," 'Dromedary Cocoa-nut." Si special We very seldom have any special sales, when we do they are genuine bargains. How is this one? 65c qt. can Munson's extra large Kipe Ul Phone 19544455 MISS ZOE BECKLEY WEE! TV loaay ives ents racery 7 i ' -C "