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THE ARIZONA KEFUBLIUAJN. WEDNESDAY, MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1920
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WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14. 1920
The best Education in the world is
that got by struggling to get a living.
Let Its Purity Be Preserved
We hope that the promoters of the Phoenix
Checker Club and those who will afterward hold its
destinies in their keeping will remain true to the
principles upon which the club will be founded.
Other checker clubs have not always followed the
line along which they were launched and they re
mained checker clubs in name only.
For instance, amid tho mists of antiquity, there
was organized on the banks of the Kaw the Kansas
City Checkers and Chess Club. We suppose in the
beginning checkers and chess were actually played
there, for in that distant period the word "camou
flage had not been invented; at any rate it had not
-ome into general use.
We do not know who were the organizers of the
club, to what walk of life they belonged but event
ually the club came to be monopolized by newspa
permen. It was possible that it Mas when that
monopoly was pretty well established that checkers
and chess vanished if they had ever really had a place
in the club. Newspapermen whatever may be their
other disqualifications for those games which re
quire more or less prolonged contemplation, soon take
n a too nervous temperament for that quiet form of
.-port. Nor do they have time to figure out what dis
asters may follow in the train of advancing a
Knight by a certain crab-like motion to the Queen's
It Is much less wearing to call for a card to sat
:sfy a natural curiosity whether it will jtreserve a
motonony of coloring and suit; whether it will pre
serve a sequence already started by four, or whether
it Is the wanted detail to round out the architectural
magnificence of a full house or to put the finishing
ouch upon what we may call a pure quadratic.
These are gifts of chance, or are supposed to be, and
constitute no mental strain upon the player.
He must, of course, exercise judgment at times
ind must do it quickly but as a newspaperman, he
s already trained to that.
Anyhow, in recent years no one Ws observed a
-heclferboard or a chess board in the equipment of
'.he Kansas City Checkers and Chess Club.
When Arizona Was Young
The disclosure of the marriage of ten couples by
an unauthorized Molokan priest in the vicinity of
Glendale, without even the formality of a license, re
calls the achievements of the late Charles D. Poston,
the first delegate from Arizona in the way of tying
and severing the matrimonial knots. Rut Mr. Poston '
lived in a different age and amid different condi
tions. For sometime he was the headman in the
vicinity of Tubac. He administered justice inform-
ally but who can say unrighteously? He was the
Triend and counsellor, as well as judge of the con
duct of the people, the Mexicans and Indians of a
He settled disputes among them not by the ap
plication of any known laws. He observed with dis
pleasure the way in "which families were formed
without any sort of sanction and resolved that he
would supervise all such matters. He set up the in
stitution of marriage in that locality and administered
it himself. Whether he kept a record of these mar
riages or not is not known. Perhaps there was no ,
written record but certainly he must at least have
held them In his memory.
Where there are marriages there must be di
vorces; otherwise there will be informal separations.
Accordingly the counter-institution was set up and
we have been told that Mr. Poston qdministere it
with great care. It was only when lie found that
the parties could not live together that he gave one
or the other "a writing of divorcement," thus re
storing the original status.
Mont of these marriages, it is said, were after
ward properly solemnized after a license had been
secured, either by a priest or by the civil authorities,
so it may be presumed the jiarties lived happily ever
ifter. If not, and it became necessary for them to
separate, the separation was effected by some one
more definitely clothed with power than the Alcalde
The other day a story came from Manitoba
tvhich brings us to the opinion that the average city
dweller but half appreciates the good luck of living
within easy reach of a good hospital. Up there in
the far north a woman became ill. Her husband, a
Canadian farmer, hurried to the nearest physician
to his home. When the doctor arrived he .saw that
the thing to do, and the only thing, was to take the
patient to a hospital, where operating room and ex
pert attendance might save the stricken woman's
life. But the nearest hospital at. Winnipeg was a
matter of 160 miles and th patient was not in tho
hospital until six hours had gone by, ard in these six
hours, according to the doctors, the hope and possi
bility of saving the woman's life had vanished.
Those human beings who live within a few min
utes' ride of a hospital are slow to realize that the
day may come when life or death for them will be a
question of the time necessary to get to the nearest
hospital. Not only is the question of time often one
of the most Important In the saving of life, but the
fact that the hospital is near is in itself, an induce
ment to place a patient under the careful watchful
ness and expert treatment of a well-organized hospi
tal staff. This is a great life-saver. No home, no
matter how much love and sjmpathy abides within.
can rival the hospital when one is seriously ill.
All this makes' it clear that the hospital is a
neighborhood asset. It is as necessary to a neighbor
hood as schools, water, physicians. Every family in
a community is vitally interested in the community
hospital and should aid in its support even as as
sistance is given to schools and churches. No human
being knows when the time is coming that the hos-.
pital will not be the one institution in all the com
munity best equipped for sheltering him and aiding
him in his battle for life.
Most hospitals are non-profitmaking. While this
makes it possible for the poor and the less well-to-do
to seek the hospital cot, it also makes it necessary for
the community hospital to seek support from the
purses of the healthy. To do its work well the hospi
tal must be thoroughly equipped; its machiner.must
be in good running order. No hospital can take care
of a large number of cases if there are beds for only
a few. In supporting a hospital one is only helping
to maintain an institution which may at some future
time save his life or the life of a member of his
family or the life of one of his friends.
We are more in danger of the human element
than any other. While one may not think of it,' it
is upon this fact that "Safety First" movements are
inaugurated. If the human element could be con
verted into a machine element there would be fewer
accidents. It is generally supposed that aviation
accidents are caused by defects of mechanism over
which humans have no control. But it is a fact that
most of the aeroplane accidents are traced to some
carelessness upon the part of the aviators or some
There are fewer accidents in hazardous occupa
tions than in ordinary ones. Considering the hazard
there are relatively few casualties in the production
and handling of high explosives. Every one knows
the hazard, and uses due caution except in the cases
where accidents occur. There again the human eler
ment comes into play and falls down.
There are more accidents in the farming industry
than in any other, though it is regarded as the least
hazardous of occupations. Farmers are frequently
working long distances from their barns or tool
houses and in their operations they use a fence rail
or a club rather than take the time to go after a
crow bar or a proper hammer.
The prevention of accidents is SO per cent more a
question of mental attitude than physical services
mental attitude in our caution and seeing to it that
others use caution.
We may attach some importance to the state
ment of Attorney General Palmer that Mr. Wilson
will not be a candidate for a third term. Mr. Palmer
has more than a curious, idle interest in the matter,
and so. no doubt, has sought Jthe bottom of facts.
In spite of congress, the supreme court and other
reformatory agencies, whatever this year may be in
other parts of the country, it has not had a dry be
ginning" in the Salt River Valley.
And raisin wine, too, is fatal. We do not know why
it should be so but it must be so since people die from
drinking it. It is not hard to produce the ''kick" but
it has been found difficult to limit it to safety.
Says the Arizona Labor Journal: . The Fifth Wis
consin district put congress into a hole by the re
election of Berger. Where, we may ask, is the Fifth
district now, and in what kind of a ' depression is
Berger? Congress is precisely where it was before
the Wisconsin election.
- Back in 1916 the supply for houses just about
kept up with the demand. Population was increas
ing at the usual rate of 13 per cent a year. New
building was replacing old and increasing the total
supply at about the same rate.
During 1917-18 everybody was busy "winning the
war." Practically all builders not in active service
were working on cantonments, munition ' plants and
factories. Construction ofl houses fell off to about
one-third the usual figure. We didn't notice the
shortage at the time because several million men
were at war, which left plenty of room for the rest.
January, 1919, found us with these four mil
lion men coming back into civil life, marriages, the
accumulation of two or three years, came all at once.
Three years' supply of houses were needed at once.
Instead of having them we are short 2,000,000 homes
that would normally have been built during 1917-18.
At the same time the dollar has shrunk and con
struction costs have sky-rocketed. Bricks for in
stance, cost six times as much as they did in 1914.
Builders have postponed their plans to wait for
prices to come down.
Here we have an unusually large demand and 2,
.000,000 less houses than the ordinary supply. The
natural thing has happened. The basic law of supply
and demand the law that fixes prices has raised
rents. The country over they have risen on an aver
age of 28 per cent.
The only thing that can bring rents down is this
same basic law. If the balance is to swing the other
way if the hand is to point to lower rents supply
must outwager demand.
We are all here and we've got to live somewhere
so there isn't much chance of cutting down the de
The only answer is to build. Invest your savings ,
in a. place you can call your own. True, costs are
high, but rents are also high and there is little pros
pect of them coming down for some time to come.
MILLIONS IN IT
Ambitious young men picking a profession these
days are divided between the lure of the lucrative
chore of rolling steel at $13 a day, or the appeal of
ship rivitlng at $1.50 an hour.
1 We advise ambitious youths, who desire to
speedily amass fortune with' a minimum of effort,
not to pass up the opportunities lying loose-in the
Until the war our idea of a junk man was some
bewhiskered man. who tended to his business, in a
broken-backed, springless hack, drawn by an equally
broken and springless nag.
"Any ragsbottlessacks or oldclothes today, lady?"
was his battle cry, and if prosperity attended his ef
forts he concealed all traces of it.
But now it is different.
We noticed recently where a junk man engaged
in a deal with Uncle Sam; a deal in steel and equip
ment, and the ameunt involved was estimated at be
tween 12 and 21 million dollars; a sufficient spread,
we surmise, to excite the most ambitious.
Also it happens that we know this particular
junk baron, and before the war his little yard of
rusted stoves and hoopless barrels and Morn out
rails, and blown up boilers, and such was not one of
his city's chief attractions.
And then came the war, iron and steel and cop
per and rubber and linen rags, and all matter of rub
bish doubled, then quadrupled, then quadrupled
again in price, and almost over night.
One time the far-sighted youth looked forward
to the law, to medicine, to the banking field for his
life's work, but today the boys who are seeking the
quick money jobs are dodging5 the professions and
the white-collar commercial establishments, and are
going into the skilled trades, or in new businesses
like aerial transportati'i. submarine salvage, or
tractor engineering and salesmanship.
Still, the larger we build our navy, the fewer
typewriters our state department will need.
RACER SIGNS TO
The newest star in the ranks of
great motorcycle racers. Albert
("Shrimp") Burns, winner of the na
tional championship in the 25-mile race
at Ascot, Los Angeles, last Sunday,
has entered the motorcycle racing
events at the state fair grounds Sun
day, January 24. This was announced
yesterday by the Phoenix Motorcycle
club, under whose auspices the sensa
tional racing card here will be staged.
Burns, one of the members of the
Indian racing team, is the newest star
of the motorcycle course, and since
last Sunday has held the national
championship as well as the new
world's record for a 25-mile race. In
the 2o-mile event at Ascot on that day
"Shrimp," as he Is known to fans,
made the event in. IS minutes and 32
seconds, a new record, an average of
less than 4-" seconds to each mile. The
last mile of the race, pressed Jiard by
opposing riders, he made in the ter
rific time of 434 seconds.
His remarkable showing last Sunday
won Burns the national championship
as well as the world's record. His re
markable time was the main feature
of a motorcycle race made sensational
by the bad spills of four entrants who
were trying desperately to make the
pace set by Burns.
The motorcycle races to be held at
the state fair grounds here a week from
next Sunday, which Burns has just
entered, are expected to be the most
spectacular ever held here. In addi
tion to the usual racing events, tlfere
will be thrilling attempts to shatter
f-everal records and even more thrill
ing motorcycle broad jumping. A num
ber of the best-known factory and pro
fessional racers in the country are
entered, as well as other speed demons
of the two-wheeled machine.
1 K N 1
WILL LECTURE IT Y
The University Extension committee
promises an exceptionally interesting
lecture course by Dr. R. R. voi Klein
Smid, president of the University of
Arizona, and, according to an an
nouncement last night the first of Dr.
von KleinSmid's lectures, "The Spirit
of Democracy," will be given tomorrow
night at the Y. M. C. A. The com
mittee urges persons interested in
supplementing their education by uni
versity extension work to attend these
lectures, which will be public.
The lecture series will be upon "Ap
plied Psychology," a subject in which
Dr. von KleinSmid is a noted expert.
It is said that he will doubtless touch
upon the general theme in his lecture
tomorrow night, though the announced
title indicates that democracy will be
In his lectures upon applied psy
chology. Dr. von KleinSmid will deal at
length with the subject of criminology,
or abnormal psychology. , He has been
a student of this branch of psychology
for many years, and is the author of
numerous monographs on applied psy
chology. Some years ago he was as
sociate superintendent and director of
the department of research of the In
diana reformatory at Jeffersonville,
which undertook a modern system for
intensive study and reformation of
criminals. Dr. vonKleinSmid is also
a member of the American Association
of Clinical Criminology.
The second lecture will be held on
January 22. Others will take place on
Jarmary 29 and February .5,
ECHOES OF JEROME
. W. I. CASE HEARD
Echoes of an action against alleged
T. W W. members during the strike
disorders in the Jerome district a few
months ago were heard in the state
supreme court yesterday when argu
ments in the case of J. G. Crowley, as
city marshal of Jerome, "against James
Gannon et al, were made. The appeal
by Crowley is from a ruling of the
Yavapai county superior .court on a
writ of habeas corpus, in which the ap
pellees Gannon and others, were re
leased from the custody of the Jerome
Facts as presented in the arguments
yesterday were that the appellees were
arrested by Crowley on a charge of
violating the city ordinance, which
prohibited congregating on the streets.
Gannon and 17 other alleged members
of the I. W. W. were taken into cus
tody, tried by the police judge of Je
rome, found guilty, and sentenced to
serve a period of days in the city jail.
Jail quarters were provided in the
basement of a Jerome hotel, it was
brought out. and there the men were
quartered. They later appealed to the
Yavapai county superior court and. on
a writ of ha.beas corpus, were liberated.
SEES IN LEGION
FORCE TO DOWN
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, American arms." He gave the Amer
ican soldier credit for checking the
enemy, and "presenting a fighting
front that struck terror to 1 the heart
of the enemy."
Commends General Baldwin
Congratulating .Colorado upon the
record written by the state during the
period of the war, he declared that
''that menace, bolshevism," does not
spring up and grow among "these
rugged hills" as it does in other quar
ters. He told the dinner guests that he
received his first military training in
Colorado, and "this man who sits op
posite me here tonight Major General
Frank Baldwin is the man who taught
me the first principles of the army
game. If there be any merit in my
work, General Baldwin should have all
the credit." General rershing serve2
under General Baldwin in the Philip
"If vthere is anything Denver and
Colorado have forgotten today, I'm
glad they've forgotten it," said the
general, -because I would not be able
to survive any more kindnesses."
General Pershing was introduced at
the auditorium meeting by Philip Van
cise, chairman of the central commit
tee of local posts of the American Le
gion, after he had been welcomed to
Colorado by Governor Shoup and to
Denver by Mayor Bailey.
C. OF C. DIRECTORS MEET The
board of directors of "the Phoenix
chamber of commerce will hold their
regular weekly meeting at the Arizona
club at 12 o'clock noon todav
Having been identified with the Na
tional Bank of Arizona for the past
25 years,- serving as president of the
institution for much o this time, Emil
Ganz was advanced to the position of
chairman of the board of directors at
the annual meeting of stockholders' of
the bank yesterday. Although the new
position will relieve Mr. Ganz of many
of his former duties, he will retain his
desk at the bank and actively assist
in the management of its affuirs.
Other officers elected for the ensu
ing year are: Charles F. Solomon,
president; Leo Goldman, vice-president;
E. W. Clayton, vice-president and
cashier; J. J. Sweeney, assistant cash
ier; L. H. Rhuart, assistant cashier;
S. C. Ganz, assistant cashier; Guy
Alsap, assistant cashier.
E. W. Clayton, who will assume the
active management of the bank as
vice-president and cashier, comes to
Phoenix with an enviable reputation
in Arizona banking circles. For trie
past 20 years he has been engaged in
banking as director and cashier of the
Bank of Safford and as vice-president;
of the Arizona National Bank at Tuc
son. He has always been prominent
in the business and social life of the
southern counties- of the state and his
advent into the banking life of Phoenix
is a decided asset to the financial in
stitution with which he is identified.
The directors elected to serve under
the chairmanship of Mr. Ganz are:
Edward Eisele, Jacob Miller, Leo Gold
man. Dave Goldberg, D. H. Claridge,
Charles F. Solomon, Ph. Freudenthal,
E. W. Clayton.
Messrs. Ganz, Eisele and Miller have
been directors of the bank for the
past 20 years, during which time the
bank has increased many times in size.
Leo Goldman, although connected with
the bank for the past 25 years, will
serve this year for the first time in the
capacity of director. Dave Goldberg
is a pioneer resident of Phoenix and is
at present the president of Goldberg
Bros, of this city.
Charles F. Solorpon is president of
the Arizona National bank of Tucson,
a director of the BanK of Safford, SaT
lord, Ariz., and secretary-treasurer of
the Solomon-Wiekersham company,
one of the largest mercantile firms In
this state. Mr. Solomon's business ca
reer has been devoted to commercial
and banking activities in Arizona and
he is considered one of the leading
bankers of the southwest. D. H. Clar
idge is heavily interested in the cattle
and farming industries throughout tho
state and, although he has lived in
Maricopa county but a short time, he
is well acquainted here by reason of
the fact that he has served in several
legislatures and is .at present a member
of the state senate.
Mr. Freudenthal is a vice-president
of the Arizona National bank of Tuc
son and a director of the Bank of Saf
ford. In addition he has numerous
other interests in Arizona, among them
being the Solomon Commercial com
pany, of which he is the head.
Assistant Cashiers Sweeney, Rhuart
and Ganz have been with the institu
tion for many years and are well
known to the banking public.
Guy Alsap, newly elected assistant
cashier, has been with the National
Bank of Arizona for the past 12 years.
He is a native of Phoenix and a son
of the late Judge John T. Alsap, a
pioneer resident of Arizona.
U. S. SUPREME COURT
OF THIS STATE
The United States supremo court, in
a decision made public yesterday, has
sustained the employers' liability law
of Arizona and the provisions of the
state constitution on that subject, it
was announced at the office of Attor
ney General Wiley E. Jones last night.
This decision will be far reaching in all
actions for civil damages arising under
the law in question.
The supreme court decision was
given in the case of the Chicago. Rock
Island & Pacific Railroad company vs.
Cole, administratrix, appealed from
Oklahoma, In passing upon provisions
of the Oklahoma constitution, which
are identical with the Arizona consti
tution, the decision reads:
"The defense of contributory negli
gence or assumption of risk, shall, in
all cases whatsoever, be a question of
fact, and shall, at all times, be left to
Heretofore, "contributory negli
gence" has been a matter of law in.
Arizona courts rathe'r than a matter
of fact, and has been included by the
judges of the different superior courts
in their instructions to the jury. The
question has long been a matter of
controversy, however, and frequently
employers have threatened to appeal
to the United States supreme court.
"This is the first time within my
knowledge." said Attorney General
Jones, "that sucK a provision of con
stitutional or statutory law has come
directly before the United States su
preme court for decision, and which
has now been sustained by the highest
court of the land."
The -decision referred to is, briefly,
that there is nothing in the fourteenth
amendment to the federal constitution
that deprives a state from providing in
its constitution that the defense of
contributory negligence shall, in all
cases whatsoever, be a question of fact,
and shall, at all times, be left to the
SEEK TESTIMONY OF
DEPUTY AT FT. SILL
Requesting his presence at Fort Sill
Oklahoma, to testify at the general
court martial of Albert M. Harsha. al
leged deserter, a telegram has been
received by Deputy Sheriff Mitten
from Captain Sadini Jagom, field ar
tillery. Harsha was arrested in Los Angeles
two or three months ago in connection
with the disappearance of a motor car
owned by Adolph Trtbolet. With him
was a man who gave the name of
Jack Britt, Brought to Thoenix, they
claimed they weredeserters from the
army, and Harsha is said to have told
Mitten "he had just as well go back
to Fort Sill and take his medicine."
Both were taken to Fort Huaehuca,
the nearest military post. Britt is said
to be serving a term in the state peni
tentiary under another name. Harsha
was taken to Fort Sill, and Mitten is
wanted to lurnih the substance of
Harsha's alleged confession to him
at the trial..
Members of the circulation depart
ment of The Arizona Republican dined
last night at the Commercial Cafe to
celebrate the passing of the 12.000 net
paid daily subscription mark. Tho
dinner was premised the staff last
summer by Oliver King, circulation
manager. The passing of the 13,000
mark for Sunday circulation as also
an occasion for rejoicing by the circu
lation ''hounds." ,
Fourteen persons were present at
table. Following the dinner, an infor
mal discussion of circulation problems
was held, after which Miss Maytea
Smallhouse, pianist, and F. B. Barlow,
violinist, members of the staff, ren
dered a few selections.
Those attending were: Oliver King,
Thomas Ellis, Ray Kane, Henry
Sehmitz, F. B. Barlow. Charles E. Rob
erts, J. H. Coleman, Horace B. Griffin
Jr., L. E. Kingman, Nelson Hill, Perry
Downing, Ezra King, -Miss Maytea
Smallhouse and Miss Mary Langford.
Y FREE 3 MONTHS TO
One hundred employed boys in rhoe
nix are to be given, free of charge, all
the advantagest of the Y. M. C. A. for
three months. -
This was decided last night by the
new board of directors of the Y, fol
lowing the annual election, which filled
the vacancies caused by the expira
tion of the term of office of five di
. The 100 boys to be presented with
these short-time memberships are to
be chosen from those recommended by
the present employed boy members,
these in turn to recommend others un
til the full 100 have been selected.
The following directors were elected
last night: Col. L. W. Coggins, George
Day. Franklin D. Lane, T. C. -MeRey-nolds,
K. S. Townsend. They take the
places of these retiring directors: John
D. Loper, Charles Donofrio, L. R. Tem
plin. T. C. McReynolds and A. A.
TO WINTER GUEST
A farewell party in honor of Mrs.
Florence Sherer was given last Monday
night at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles L. Sherer. 929 West Jackson
streets the residence of 'Mrs. Sherer's
sop, where she has been visiting dur
ing the holiday season. Mrs. Sherer
was called home to Los Angeles by un
expected business, and will be greatly
missed by her many friends here.
Those present at the farewell party
were: Mr. and Mrs. W. Eppley, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Sayer, Mr. and Mrs. August" Rex, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Normaai. Mr. and
Mrs. II. Worden and son, Mr. and Mrs.
Parks, Mr. and Mrs. O. Tappan, Mr.
and Mrs. C. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. B.
Davis, Mrs. M. Gregg, Mrs. Lawson,
Miss Clawson, Mrs' Feuerriegel, Mrs.
Jenkins, C. Billings, Mr. Garrison
E AT THE ELKS
Screamingly funny does not begin to
describe "Up in Mabel's Room." It
was heralded as a whirlwind corned',
and it is all that, and very much more,
for there are so many clever lines in
the frivolous farce that one stops
laughing now and then in order not to
miss one of them. It is even more dar
ing than "Twin Beds," and moro brill
iant in its sparkling humor. There is
not a dull moment in the three acts.
The farce at the Elks theater last
evening is of the lingerie and bedroom
variety so popular in recent years
and it is one of the best. It played
with the success in the east which has
been repeated on the road. That Phoe
nix was included in ft western tour
is a matter on which local theatergoers
congratulated themselves last night,
and those who attended yesterday's
matinee and the last performance last
night will agree that there is caus?
The plot is gathered in the folds
of a fluffy envelope chemise of pink
rose pink. Any number of amusing
situations develop in the attempt of a
young husband to recover the dainty
bit of lingerie which he at one time
gave to another woman. Not only does
the chemise disturb the peace anc
happiness of the husband, but every
member of the house party becomes
involved in domestic troubles over tne
bit of crepe. There are explanations
and everything when Garry (the hus
band) is not only found in Mabel's
room, but under Mabel's bed.
For once, no fault could be found ir,
the cast. The players were splendidly
cast, each furnishing their full share
of fun. Ruth Gates as Mabel was es
pecially attractive, and gave just the
right shade to the lines that might
otherwise have' shocked the fastidious.
The Geraldine of Anita Lawrenc-2
was also worth mentioning, as was the
work of Helen Carew and the remain
ing members of the company. The
men all set off their parts well, al
though particular mention should bo
made of John A. Regan, the husband,
and Lew Medbury.
GIVES OYSTER SUPPER
An oyster supper will be given next
Friday night in the Madison school
auditorium by the Madison Woman's
club. The supper will begin at 6 o'clock,
while an added attraction will be a
fish pond conducted by Mrs. A. I. Har
grave and Mrs. R. W. Nichols. A candy
booth will be conducted by Mrs. Gene
Biven and Miss Helen Kyle, and there
will also be a fortune telling booth.
The supper will be under the man
agement of Mrs. A. G. Bailey and Mrs.
W. A. Wilson, assisted by Mrs. Luther
Cree Mrs. Charles . McKinney and
Mrs. Q. Sterling. Mothers of children
in school and club members are asked
by the club to bring one or more pies
for . dessert, the price of them being
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
FOR SALE 150 to 2U0 tons baled
hay,- No. 1 and standard; one mile
north, three west of Glendale on
Northern Ave. Phone 163R4. A. M.
BY LOCAL DEALERS
According to the information that
has been received at the office of the
department of justice every wood de;'
er in Phoenix is profiteering. This was
the statement of Frank S. Smith, spe
cial agent of the department, when a
witness at the preliminary hearing of
Dennis William Frenchman yesterday.
Frenchman, charged with violation
of the Lever act in the sale of woo. I
after the hearing- before John f..
Henke. U. S. commissioner, was bound
over to the February term of court.
His bond of $1,000 was furnished.
While the commissioner ruled that
the prevailing rate had no bearing on
Frenchman's case, it developed through
witnesses who purchased wood from
the Five Points dealer at the alleged
rate of $3 0a cord that other Phoenix
dealers were asking the same price,
which the government officials regard
The complaint against Frenchman
had to do with the sale o' wood to Sam
Edwards . who was satisfied to pay $3
for wood, which stacked, according to
the measurements taken by Fred
Weage, deputy U. S. marshal, was 61
inches long and 33 inches wide. The
sticks were 10 or 11 inches in length.
Government witnesses testified that
Frenchman made a voluntary state
ment in the office of the U. S. attorney
and that from the figures he frankly
submitted on cost of wood and opera
tion they believed that he was guii.
of the crime charged.
Several witnesses took the stand for
the defendant, among' whom were E.
W. Samuel, who declared that he had
no fault to find with Frenchman's'
prices, stating that in comparison tc
other prices lie believed he was getting
.1. C. Gable, connected with a local
hardware firm said that in his 64 year?
the first wood he ever bought for good
measure came from Frenchman. lit
said he had been one of his patrons
since he came here about a year ago.
Jacob Isaacson, who also conducts a
wood yard, bought a car of wood from
Frenchman at $8.50 a cord for
cords with additional freight of $45
He said after he had it cut and sold
two cubic feet at $7, the price asked
by Frenchman to his customer, he lost
money on the deal.
Charles E. Tucker, a pioneer resi
dent, considered that he had received
'good measure from Frenchman and
testified as to the dealer's good char
acter. Another character witness was
L. L. Steward, cashier of the Citizen ?
ID LUBE OF MORE
LID BOB IN JAIL
A partially filled whisky flask was
held for a long gurgling moment be
tween a pair of lips which were
drowned with a Jet black moustache.
Bob Murphy, negro, smacked those
lips over the last drop of the fluid
while three other men cast despondent
glances at the empty bottle. The con
vivial party was being held in an alley
where a cold, drizzling rain discovered
the apostles of John Barleycorn las'
"It's all gone," Murphy informed tho
two white men and the Mexican who
had stood expectantly watching th
"Where can we get some more?" was
the mutual question from the disap
"(Jib me ten dollahs and I'll fot.
back another bottle." invited Murphy.
The money was quickly handed over
to the negro.
When the case of Bob Murphy was
called in police court yesterday, there
were an Irishman and a Mexican pres
ent to testify against him. telling the
story of Saturday night's happenings.
"Three of us gave Murphv clever
dollars for a pint of whisky. He go:
it for us and then drank most of it."
testified the Irishman. "We then gave
him ten more dollars to get anothoi
bottle. Murphy skipped with the
money, and when we went to his house
to get either the booze or the ten, nc
threatened us with a knife."
Officers Williams and McCloud. wh.i
arrested Murphy on a charge of at
tempting to sell whisky, testified tha.
the negro, had a reputation as a loo -legger.
Judge Thomas sentenced Mur
phy to serve 30 days in the city j;if'
and pay a fine of $100.
When Murphy heard the stiff sen
tence, he appeared quite astonished.
"Jes' say that again, Jedge. so's
can understand you right." he re
quested. tkIeSgs se:
YCO T NCONI
Several cases were set or reset to:
hearing by the the Arizona corpora
Hearing on the application of Hum
bolt citizens for lower water rates,
originally fet for Prescott Jan. 16. h.i;;
been reset for Jan. 23. It will be hold
at Prescott as at first planned.
Hearing on application for permit
to operate stage lines in the Humbol?
district, also scheduled for Prescott
Jan. 16, has likewise been reset fo:
hearing at Prescott Jan. 23.
The application of the Ray Klectrio
and Telephone company, asking ap
proval of installation and removal
charges for telephones, will be heard in
Phoenix Jan. 22. The company is ask
ing for the right to charge $2.50 fo
each installation or removal.
The sheriff's office has been puzrJed
by receipt of a telegram from Miss
Gladys Beers, 419 North Fifteenth
street. Ft. Dodge, Iowa, who believes
that her fiance, Gunner" Depew, has
been murdered at Maricopa.
The telegram reads:
"Write particulars concerning mur
der Gunner Depew bandits Maricopa.
His fiancee Gladys Beers."
No record of any recent murder at
Maricopa is at hand at the sheriff's
office. "Gunner'' Depew, an enlisted
man in the marine corps, attracted at
tention during the war as a writer and
raconteur of his personal experiences!
giving' .several lectures from back plat
forms of trains which passed through