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THE ARIZONA KEFUBLICAN. THURSDAY MORNING, J UJNtt 17, lUZO
S FORGERY SAYS
Famous Epistle to Land
Commissioner Vas the
Work of E. F. Parker,
Carlson States Board
Terminating the hearings of the state
Sand department on receiving -vrord
from Milton. Carlson, handwriting ex
pert, to the effect that the famous
Harrows letter was a forgery, the state
land board yesterday dropped the In
vestigation that was the sensation of a
The motion to drop the proceedings
was made by Attorney General Wiley
E. Jones, who. It is understood, was
rne of the three original members of
the board who sought to oust W. A.
Moeur, land commissioner, on the
ground that the condition of his health
did not permit him to give needed at
tention to his office.
While the Barrows letter. which
Carlson says was written by A. F.
Parker, was an issue of'the case, it was
at times lost sight of-during the hear
ing when charges and counter charges
provided entertainment to the public
which crowded the court room to hear
All Cut and Dried
The meeting was of a different
character yesterday. It was all cut
and dried, due to a 33-minute session
of the board in the office of Acting
Governor Mit Simms before he called
the meeting formally to order. Ex
cept for the board members, reporters
and a few attaches of. the land depart
ment, no one was present. Several at
tempts were made to hold the meeting
on Tuesday as announced for the reg
ular meeting, but the session was post
poned until yesterday.
Although the board regards the in
vestigation as closed, it was admitted
that Gov. Thomas K. Campbell on his
return from the East could" re-open
the hearing if he should care to do so.
The fact that Governor Campbell is
alleged to have been in possession of
Carlson's analysis before Wis departure
to the Republican convention and did
not give it out, is believed to have had
its influence with other members in
agreeing that the matter be dropped.
The letter signed S. G. Barrows,
which was written on stationery of
if ty Tricolette
Assorted Styles, Sizes
Only one of many wonderful "Vaca
tion Apparel Bargains."
Store closes at
- Corner Adams at First Ave.
the Mansion hotel in Benson and post
marked from this city, was received
by Governor Campbell. It was ad
dressed to him, the enclosure being di
rected to W. A. Moeur and to the ef
fect that the writer hoped that the
land department would not see fit to
increase the price of his lease under
the reappraisement in view of the
original cost including the $500 mailed
Moves End of Investigation
Attorney General Jones held that
this letter was a forgery and intend
ed as an attack upon the land commis
sioner by wrongful and fallacious
means meriting condemnation, in mak
ing the motion which was carried
unanimously. In presenting the .mo
tion Mr. Jones stated that he referred
to the investigation as a "so-called
public hearing" in view of the fact that
there were no charges pending. His
motion was as follows:
"As a part of the so-called public
hearing conducted before the land de
partment, a report, which we accept as
true, has been received from the hand
writing expert ,Mr. Carlson,, to the ef
fect that the letter purporting to have
been written by one Barrows, is fraud
ulent and ficitious, and an attempted
imposition upon the land department,
and intended as an attack upon th
land commissioner by wrongful a?u
fallacious means, all of which merits
our condemnation in unmeasured
terms, which we hereby unqualifiedly
express. Also, " nothing having been
presented at said hearing but what
was known by us heretofore, and
there being no charges or motions
pending before this body, it is ordered
that said public hearings do terminate
and our time be given to important
business calling for the attention of
The motion followed the reading of
the report of Carlson, which -was em
bodied In the minutes of the meeting
and attention was called to the date of
the meeting which was given as June 1.
The report was based largely on the
Barrows letter, which was read at the
investigation and which Parker is said
to have written. The letter as given
Report of Expert f
Hon. Thomas E. Campbell,
Governor of Arizona,
As per your request dated May 26,
1920, I have examined and compared
the various documents contained in
registered package No. 280S2 desig
nated as follows:
Exhibit No. 1. (Filed by Land Dept.
Witness S. G. Barrow. 5, 10. 20. E. W.
Powers, reporter.) The same being a
letter dated: "Mar. 1st, .1920." Ad
dressed: "Mr. "W. A. Moeur, co State
Land Dept., Phoenix, Ariz.," consisting
of 14 lines of blue typewriting, and
bearing the questioned signature:
Exhibit No. 4. (Filed 5, 17, 29, with
memo, as Ex. 1.) The same consisting
of 4 envelopes containing cancelled
Barrow," as the
Pixhibit No. r.
(Filed 5. 17, 20. with
memo, as Ex. 1.) The same consisting
of 1 envelope containing cancelled
chocks bearing the signature: "f. G.
Barrow," as the maker, and with en
dorsement on hack of each the name:
"A. F. Parker."
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10,000 feet 1x6 to 1x12 at 4c a foot.
This is not good lumber but there la
a good demand. That is why I
" CHEAP ROOFING
1-ply $2.25, 2-ply, $3.00, 3-ply $3.50.
This cheap stock Is just right for
repair and new temporary work and
cheap jobs of all kinds.
H. H. SHOUP
All moving parts of the FORDSON TRACTOR are
enclosed and running in oil, thus preventing excessive
wear and adding to the life of the FORDSON.
We carry a full line of implements for tractors.
Of I11A1 OIL
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Exhibit No. 6. (Filed 3. 17, 20, with
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