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i a m " rs r.T" w y is m n r A S3 0 f!i j 5 H h I. H d H ri I ' A Xk AN INDEPENDENT iRESSSVE JOURNAL THIRTY-FIRST YEAR 16 PAGES VOL. XXXI, NO. 246 x 16 PAGES PHOENIX,.ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1920 i. A I- n t 1 HIST HEN MEHT Moscow Emissary Addresses French Socialist Meeting on Purpose of Third In ternationale. Republican A. P. Leased Wire TOURS. France. Dee. 28. Clara Zet kin .member of the German relchstag and of the executive committee of the Third Internationale, whose passport, It is alleged, the French refused to Vise, came suddenly into the hall where tho French Socialist congress was in progress today and the session became bedlam. M. Frossard, secretary of the French Socialist party, who was speak ing:, was interrupted and the delegates escorted the woman to the platform. Clara Zetkin la a white haired worn an of 60. She was attired in a simple brown dress and was cheered wildly. "The French have forbidden men to come," she said to the delegates, "but like a good communist I came any way." The doprs of the hall were locked and the telephone and telegraph wires In the hall disconnected, and no ono was allowed to leave th building. She then continued her speech, denouncing "the Bcheldemanns, Noskcs and Reynaudels of all nations." She also denounced the moderates and all those seeking to form an Internationale in opposition to Moscow. "Split your party tr achieve more precious unity." Madame Zetkin ad vised the congress. "I urge you to split from your party all social patriots and all vacillating Centrists and form a single revolutionary force capable of discipline, vigorous action and the emancipation of the proletariat. "The barbarians who destroyed the ancient cathedral at F.hims belong to the same class, kin and family as those who destroyed the ancient cathedral at Kiev," she cried, referring to the Polish warfare against Moscow, which' was carried on with allied aid. Madame Zetkin arrived late in the afternoon and spoke for half an hour. She then left with a small escort of friends. No one else was allowed to leave for 20 minutes to enable her to depart secretly as she had come. Tier visit was unexpected. It is be lieved she came by motor and it is sup posed that after leaving the hall she proceeded to the German frontier. M. Frossard, who was eclipsed by the Moscow emissary, followed the argu ments of the other Communist leaders. One passage that seemed to meet the approval of all wings was: "Not all revolutions are won at the point of the musket and over barri cades, barricades in the post have im peded revolutions as much as they have aided them. Wo cannot get a revolution at the point of revolver un less circumstances are ripe, and it H not we, but the. capitalists, who make the circumstances through the rotten ness of their system." M. Frossard said that the Commun ists would continue to participate in the elections, following Lenine's advice but would uso parliament as a rostrum to proclaim Us futility. PISIBliKOi CELEBRATES SIXTY FOURTH B1RTMQAY WASHINGTON. Dec. 28. President Wilson, who entered the White House at the age of 5C, today celebrated the sixty-fourth anniversary of his birth, his last birthday before retiring to the life of a private citizen. All of the members of the president's Immediate family with the exception of William (i. McAdoo, his son -In-law, fcpent the day with him. Business en gagements prevented Mr. McAdoo com ing to Washington, but Mrs. McAdoo, Mr. and Mrs. Francis 15. Kay re. Mr. Wilson's son-in-law and daughter, tnd Miss Margaret Wilson, third daughter, were Dresent for an informal birthday Tinrtv eiven by Mrs. Wilson for the president. Numerous messages of congratula flor were received at the White House rfnrinjr th. dav. including ono from- iv'intr fieoree nf Great Britain. Mr. Wilson spent the day quietly and ith Mrs. Wilson entertained at luncn eon Miss Marjorie Brown, cousin of his first wife, and her fiance, Benjamin Hill of New York, whose wedding took place tonight at the home of the bride. Mrs. Wilson, together with Mrs. Mc Adoo Mrs. Savre !nd Miss Wilson, at tended the jredding. o Masked Bandits Rob Sleeping Passengers On Illinois Centra ifAVTTAKEE. 111.. "Dec. 28. Two masked men boarded a through 111; nois Central train from New Orleans at Gilman. III., tonight ana roooea a r, nf RleeDinir car passengers be- train arrived here. The value of the loot obtained Is not known. REACHES FRANCE DESPITE ORDERS DF GOVERN VOTING MONEY FOR YOURSELF These road bonds mean money in your pocket, and in your till. The Work under the first bond issue is making rapid headway, and will be completed by midsummer. This first bond issue only takes care of some of the short-haul roads. You want to finish the job. You want it to continue after next summer, so that every farm in the county may have the benefit of the paved highways, and not only a few. Consider what it will cost you if the work has to stop in midsummer cf 1921, and you have to let a new con tract some years later for the expensive long hauls, and when you have to pay for a new plant and machinery. Vote for the bonds now and practice true economy. Who May Vote At Friday Election The Republican has been asked as to the qualifications of voters at the road bond election. The quali fications are a little less rigid than those required of voters at school bond elections, in that owners of community property may vote, re gardless whether the property stands in the name of the husband or wife. It is not necessary that one should have been registered if he or she has paid taxes within the year last past. Payment of taxes en either real or personal property entitles one to a vote. Though the property be personal property, an automobile, for in stance, if it is community property, entitles both husband &id wife to vote. In addition to these property qualifications, the voter must possess the usual qualifications of voters at other elections. CAR INTERCHANGE WITH MEXICO TO RESUME OH JAI 1 Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, Dec. 28 Free inter change of traffic between the railroads of the United States and Mexico which has been in abeyance for a year, will b; resumed Jan. 1, the American Rail road association announced tonight. Under an agreement negotiated with Francisco Fexzes, gJeral director of the national railways of Mexico, cars belonging to American and Canadian railroads which were delivered to Mex ican railways prior to Jan. 1, 1919, are to be considered as sold to the Mexican railways at their cost price, less de preciation. All Mexican cars upon American railroads are to be returned to Mexico as soon as possible.' No transportation charges will be made during this car movement, it was stated. The Mexican railroads, how ever. iare to pay without interest, the repair bills due to American or Cana dian railroads or for any necessary re pairs to enable the cars to return to Mexico. Mexican cars destroyed on American railways prior to July 1, 1919, are to be paid for, it is agreed, and all per diem charges are to be mutually a part Tho per diem rules agreement of the American Railway association with the National Railways of Mexico was sus pended on January 1, 1919, when un settled conditions in Mexico prevented the return of cars belonging" to Amer ican roads. The Mexican railways, however, filed a bond for th return. Many cars owned by both American pnd Canadian roads have been de stroyed in Mexico, it was stated, and there are numerous unsettled accounts for repairs. , o . Pays 15 Cents For Shine-Gives Shiner to Bootblaclo-Okay , Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, Dec. 28 A bootblack who attempted to charge 15 cents for a shine here today appeared later in the Tombs court with a black eye Giovanni Bliosi, who wields the flan nel rag and a stiff;: drush In-a Green wich street shop, testified against Har ry Wolfe, a salesman. "He hit me like this," muttered Gi ovanni, making a sweeping gesture with his arm. He charged me 13 cents for a shine. That disconcerted ma, testified Mr. Wolfe. The court looked at Wolfe's boots and then at Bllosi's marred visage. "You're guilty of disorderly conduct,' said the court to Wolfe. "But 15 centa is pretty steep. Sentence Is us- pended." o Baseball Players Will Be Tried In Next Three Weeks Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO. Dec. 28. The preliminary hearing of the eight Chicago American league baseball players and five al leged gamblers who were indicted by the Cook county grand jury in connec tion with the alleged "throwing" of games in the 1919 world series, will be held within three week and the trial will begin shortly after. State Attorney Robert E. Crowe announced tonight. Mr. Crowe assigned George E. Gor man second assistant state's attorney. to handle the case and ordered him to prepare for an immediate trial. o Fuel Problems In Mexico Near End Republican A. P. Leased Wire EAGLE PASS. Tex., Dec. 28 The Mexican fuel problem is gradually im proving, 25 to 35 carloads of coal being produced daily in the Coahuila fields, according the Mexican consulate offi cials here today. Meanwhile, 300 car loads of American coal Is congesting the Southern Pacific railroad yards here, waiting motive power to move it Into interior service. This fuel was shipped to Mexican industries under contract, owing to the recent strike of Coahuila miners. PIED ROADS IE BEST INVESTM'NT INSISTS BUNKER Chas. F. Solomon, President National Bank Of Ari zona, Gives Emphatic En dorsement Of Good Roads Bond Issue The following emphatic endorsement of the bond issue for the completion of Maricopa county's highway project. to be voted on next Friday, was given yesterday by Charles F. Solomon, pres ident of the National Bank of Ari- zona, one or me 6iaie jettum, "era and best known authorities on eco nomic questions of the day: By Charles F. Solomon, President, National Bank of Arizona. "I am for this bond issue heart and soul. Good reads are the best invest ment which any community can make. Financially, paved romls are certainly the best economy that can te prac ticed by a progressive community. This Is due in part to the fact tnat the rsf'Vf" sen.t In the constant up keep and repair of indifferent roads is so much money wasted, in mis eiaie and county such waste has now been going on for years. A paved highway svstem will put an end to such waste The benefit of paved Highways to the farmers is untold. Paved highways enable the farmer to carry a larger tonnage to market and, in addition, paved highways are a great saving of ktime. In these days time means money to tho farmer. "Maricopa county is known for hav ing the most miserable roads in the entire state. That alone should be a sufficient factor for us to consider In regard to this bond issue. "As conditions are now, the tourists who spend time and money here are unable to leave the paved roads of Phoenix on account of the deplorable condition of our roads throughout the county. The more tourists we bring here the more capital is brought to the community. This, in turn, increases our wealth. Such increase in wealth certainly offsets any minor considera tions of what we might be called upon for in the way of interest on our road bonds. "It also follows logically that the lands in the vicinity of good roads are increased in value through the estab lishment of such good roads. I have considered this matter from all angles and I am, therefore, convinced that paved highways will enhance the prosperity of the community, and for the same reason I am in favor of the road bonds." The following statement. In enthu siastic support of the good roads bond Issue, was made yesterday by John H. Dodson. John Anderson and A. Jepson. bankers and land owners of Chandler: "We are heartily in favor of the good roads bonds. These bonds pro- Tide for the completion of our paved highway system throughout Maricopa county. This Bystem will materially increase the prosperity of our county and of our people. "Our idea is that it will bring the best class of people and settlers Into the valley people that are looking for homes, and more people of the middle class. With good paved high ways the land will become more valu able and will be cut up into smaller sections, and there will be many more homes then than there are at the pres ent time. " "We have studied the matter from all Its aspects. We are convinced that the bond issue H an absolute neces sity for the welfare and prosperitv of our community now and for the ruture. "JOHN H. DODSON. President; "JOHN ANDERSON Director- "ANDRACE JEPSON, Director. "First National Bank, "Chandler, Ariz." o DISCUSS Bl BOB QUESTiOMTDMIBHTAT OIBiiMEETIi A a most important meeting at the Woman's Club building tonight the at tendance of all is requested and espe cially of the women voters of thi3 city and county. There will be a thorough discussion of the bond proposition to be voted on next Friday for the comi pietion of the Maricopa county high way project. A dinner will be inci dental to this meeting. Among the speakers who will ad dress the meeting are Dell M. Potter of Clifton, president of the Southern Highway association who for the last 10 years has given his energy almost exclusively to movements for perma nent highway improvement; Dr. R B von KleinSmid, president of the Uni-t-rsity of Arizona; former Governor Richard E. Sloan, Edward F. Parker of the Southwest Cotton company County Attorney L. M. Lanev and ethers. The banquet and meeting will begin at 6:30 o'clock. There will be special vaudeville acts. Music and other entertainment will be provided. The preparations for the meeting have been in the hands of a committee on arrangements consisting of Judge Guy P. Nevitt, Will Ferguson, Herbert S. Prince and F. A. Dibble. Thomas C. McReynolds of the West ern States Securities company will be toastmaster. It is intended that the dust which has Veen thrown about this question of the bond issue will be cleared away at to night's meeting so that those who hear the discussion may vote intelligently and without prejudice. The gentlemen who will talk on the Subject of good roads will speak from the point of view of good citizenship and good business. They are compe tent so to speak. It is to be hoped that the attendance will embrace a liberal representation of the people of the whole county and especially of the i farmers who will be the chief benef- ciarics of a permanent county highway system. Over Two Million Dollar. Fire Loss In Delaware City Republican A. P. Leased Wire WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 23 Fire which broke out in the plant of the Wilmington Leather com pany, tonight caused damage es timated by James I. Ford, treas urer' of the company, at $2,500,000 and upset plans for employing 800 men and women to relieve the un employment situation in this city. The fire was the most destruc tive in the history of Wilmington At 10 p. m. the flames were dying ' down after having consumed 11 buildings and valuable stocks of raw, partly finished and manu factured leather. o mm nurnmi 700 POLICE EFUSEDBY RL0FFIGI6LS Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK. Dec. 28. - Two men charged with being members of the band that held up and robbed the First National bank of Milltown, - N. J., December 20, escaping with $80,000. and believed to have been implicated in the murder and robbery December 16 of Edwin M. Andrews. Fifth ave nue jeweler, were arrested tonight with their wives. Liberty bonds valued at $18,000, said to be part of the Milltown robbery loot, were found in a suitcase carried by the women, police said, and added that all four carried firearms. Coincident with the arrests came an announcement that Police Commis sioner Enright's latest measure to curb lawlessness the calling out of more than 700 new policemen for training had been dealt a knockout blow when the board of aldermen failed to vote necessary funds for their pay. In denying an appropriation of $1, 360,361 the aldermen promised to re consider it at a future meeting. The men taken into custody tonight said they were Jerome B. Cliaffee, 28, and Harry Bitzmerger, 30. Resisting arrest, they fought for sev eral minutes before being subdued. The women surrendered. Fifth avenue was crowded with Christmas shoppers when two men en tered the jewelry shop of Andrews on the eighth floor of a building in the center-of the fashionable shipping dis trict. Andrews was alone. He is be lieved to have been shot in an attempt to frustrate the robbery. Two jew elry salesmen who entered while the safe was being rifled were bound and gagged. The men escaped with gems valued at $100,000. , The night of December 20 four oanaits entered the bank at Milltown, bound and gagged the watchman, placed the loot in handbags and fled. Releasing himself, the watchman sounded an alarm. After a chase through the Jersey marshes two men were captured by a posse. During their trial they are said to have given information regarding the identity of uumeueraies. While operating under various aliases, the prisoners are accused by the police of having taken part in many holdups and robberies through- country. They have been con nected, the police asserted, with a re cent Philadelphia bank robbery and served five-year sentences in Leaven worth penitentiary. They are said to St f!0'1 f"m the prison at New Bedford, Mass.. where they were serv ing terms for burglary. Clara Smith Hamon And Her Attorneys In Another Denial Republican A. P. Leased Wire ARDMORE, Okla:, Dec. 23 Charles A, Coakley, one of the attorneys for Mrs. Clara Smith Hamon, at liberty under $12,000 bond on a charge of mur- jder in connection with the death or i Jake L. Hamon, Republican national j committeeman, denied here today that jhe had ever said: "Clara Smith Hamon was forced to sign a statement at Fort Worth charg ing an interview with her given to a representative of a press association was an exaggeration." Mr. Coakley was alleged to have made this statement in recent press dis patches o Year's Moonshine Evidence Is Stolen From Virginia Jail Republican A. P. Leased Wire RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 28 All "evidence" seized by federal prohibi tion agents in Virginia during the last year has been stolen. The agents ad mitted today before Federal Jadg Waddill that the rooms in the federal building where the contraband liquor was stored had been twice looted by thieves. Read my own ad today on Page 3, Sec, 2. Then see tomorrow's Republican. annn Hrri FOR NEW 1 BRITfill PLAGES EMBARGO 01 DIE STUFF IMPORTS Protection of Dye Factories Will Give Britain Prepar edness for Poison Gas Warfare. Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 By the passage of the dye-stuffs import reg ulations act, Great Britain has defi nitely accepted the theory- that poison gas will be the supreme weapon of the next war and at the eame time has opened the way for the entry of Ger man dyes into this country, according to the views expressed tonight by chemical experts of the government. The British act, which became a law yesterday, prohibits the importa tion of dyestuffs into Great Britain for 10 years, vhich government ex perts declare, will enable England to built up her dye industry to a point of complete independence from the outside world. Poison gas and dye- stuffs both come from coal tar, it was explained, and from the manufacture of the commercial article to the pro duction of military weapon is but an other step in a continuous process. By insuring the development of the dye industry, chemical experts here said. Great Britain has laid the ground work fof possible widespread use of gas in wariare -as chemical ractories can turn from the manufacture of dye- stuffs to the production of poison gas practically at will. Direct competition in this country Deiween Oermany and American-made dyes also is seen by officials here as a result of the British dye-stuffs act. vvnue the act prohibits the imnorta tion of dye products into the United Kingdom, the restriction does not an- ply to goods imported for exportation alter transit through the United King dom or by way of trans-shipment. Lnder the present war trade board regulations, officials explained, dyes may trot De imported into this coun try when It can be shown they are of uerman origin. But tt would be prac tically impossible, they added, to de termine the origin of goods shipped oy way or England. If the casings were cnangea Derore consignment to this .country. An innux of German dyes would pronabiy mean, officials frankly stat ea, tnat the development of the American industry would be hindered ana consequently the United States would fall behind the other nations in ability to produce poison gas in the cvfin or a war. -o Moonshine Thrives In Kentucky Says Governor of State Republican A. P. Leased Wire .-.w . JtJ , iLim,, rwy., Jec. LiOVer- nor t.awin p. Morrow, addressing joint session of the Kentucv Jndeei association and the Kentucky Common wealth Attorneys' association tori.iv clared that the illicit manufacture an saie or wniskey in Kentucky is more wmespreaa than ever before. ' It has reached a point, he declared, where its suppression presents one of the most serious prooiems confronting: the stato He asked energetic co-operation in suppressing the traffic, adding that -..v- . .ui mtsai ttiaiaiiu(j leaiures was me spread or intemperance among the youths of the state. o Wilson Advised to Sign Amendment to Transportation Act Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Dee. 2S. President Wilson was advised by the interstate commerce commission today to sign the bill recently passed, by congress amending tho transportation act so a to defer until Jan. 1, 1922, operation of section 10 of the Clayton anti-trust act. The recommendation by the commis sion, to which the president referred the bill, was understood to have been oy a vote of 6 to 4. The anti-trust act- section which would be suspended prohibits railroads purchasing equipment and other sup plies from concerns in which the roads are Interested except with approval of the interstate commerce commission. W. II. Johnston, president of the International Association of Machin ists, recently urged the president to veto the amendment, declaring it sim ply "legalizes a great steal from the American public." Get a Free Calendar From The Republican It Is as awkward to be without a calendar as not to know what time it is. The Republican has feared, in the face of the shortage of paper, that its readers this year might not be able to gftt their calendars with accus tomed ease. So it procured for them a free government calendar. It was made by the navy depart ment and carries a message from that service to the young men of America. It is artistic, handy, in every way sat isfactory. Fill out the coupon below and mall as indicated. Our Washington Infor mation Bureau will serve you in this as in scores of other matters, if you but get the habit of using it. Act now ! Frederic J. Haskin. D'rector, The Arizona Republican Information Bureau, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith two cents in stamps for return postage on a free copy of the 1921 Calendar. Name Street City - State Enlisted Sailor -Steals s $72,000 From Navy Yard BALTIMORE Md., Dec. 28 A general alarm was sour.cita in po lice and naval circles tonight for tie arrest of II. W. J. Meyers, 20, member of the crew of the United States destroyer Satterles, alleged to have absconded from the Nor folk navy yard late tpd:iy with $72,000. Meyers, according to information in possession of government offi cials, enlisted a short time ago as a third class yeoman and was as signed to the Satterlee. It was learned that the money was delivered to the, Norfolk navy yard from a United States sub treasury. Republican A. P. Leased Wire HURLEY, Wis., Dec. 28. Hurley tonight was quieter and "drier" than it has been for many weeks following the "invasion ' here today of federal prohibition enforcement agents from Chicago, who raided 38 saloons and ar rested 57 men. Late today the pris oners, guarded by federal agents, were placed aboard two special coaches at Ironwood, Michigan, across the river from here, and started for Ashland,' for arraignment before a United States commissioner. The prohibition enforcement agents numbering 48 under the leadership of Joseph Callahan, swooped down on Hurley at 9:30 this morning. Three hours later 38 saloonkeepers or bar tenders and 19 patrons had been taken into custody and liquor of all de scriptions which filled two bob-sleds. had been seized. The "booty" ranged from five-gallon jugs to half pints but mostly in quarts and pints. Some of the "moon shine" was put up in especially fancy style, designed, it is believed, to at tract the holiday trade. The liquor was found In all conceiv able places. In one instance nothing was found in the saloon but in the residence of the proprietor a quantity of moonshine was found in a bath tub. In another place one lone quart of bonded whisky was found locked up in a safe. The raids were conducted peacefully, not a shot being fired and no resist ance was offered although firearms were found on several of the persons taken and in some of the places raided. Mayor W. T. Lennon tonight was confined to his home with pneumonia and was unable to make a statement regarding conditions here. After the Drouth IRONWOOD, Mich., Dec. 28.-Ac-cordlng to reports received tonight, Hurley is laughing over the raid today by federal prohibition enforcement agents. Fifty minutes after 48 fed eral agents with 57 prisoners left for Ashland. Wis., moonshine liquor was sold in Hurley. Tonight it was said any one who knew the ropes could buy liquor by the quart or caso. o Jap Found Guilty Of Trying To Sell Maps Republican A. P. Leased Wire TOICIO. Dec. 2S Tsunamori Oyama, who was charged some time ago with stealing maps of Siberia and offering them for sale to the American military attache in Tokio, was sentenced today to three years' imprisonment, having been convicte? of the charge against him. An accomplice of Oyama re ceived a sentence of two years. Both men have taken appeals. Noted Author Files Bankruptcy Petition Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, Dec. 28 Eugene Wal ter, author and dramatist, filed vol untary bankruptcy proceedings today, placing his liabilities at $7,479 and his asset3 at $100. Among the creditors named are David Belasco, producer, $500, for money loaned, and the Friers' club. $3S8, for dues and house account. HAVE YOU FEDERAL 1GE1TS ARREST 57 111 1 "DRY" RAIDS GOOD The A FOR ONE YEAR Daily and Sunday Seven Days a Week Every Morning The Republican is the only newspaper in Ari zona publishing seven mornigs in the week 52 issues, more than any other morning paper in the state. You are entitled to the best. Mail that S6.50 to The Republican today off er good only once each vear. TENTH A N N Offer Go oci Once SROOTS YOUNG II TO HUGE ALLEGED WRONG DGiEDHTER James Nelson Of Buckeye4 Mortally Wounded, Fath er Also Shot, By Alva Gray, Who Holds Former Responsible For Critical Condition Of Girl Of 20 To avenge an alleged wrong to his daughter, Alva Gray of Miami yester-i day morning on the streets of Phoenix shot James Nelson, 23 years old, of , Buckeye. The young man died at St. Joseph's hospital three hours later. In an attempt to protect his son from -the attack, Erasmus Nelson, also of . Buckeye, stepped in front of him. The first shot struck the" elder Nelson in the fleshy part of the leg. The second shot struck the young man's arm and passed through his body. The shooting took place at 11 o'clock at the southeast corner of First avenue and Washington street and was wit nessed by a number of people. The Nelsons, father and son, were standing near the curb at that corner, in con versation, when Gray, who first was noticed near the door of the Citrus Fruits and Produce company a few feet away, approached, revolver in hand, and without a word opened fire. The first shot struck the elder Nel son, who had stepped in front of his son to shield him. The sectond shot btruck the son in the upper part of the left arm, glanced off the bone and the bullet entered the left side of the body about four inches, below the shoulder. passing entirely through th body. Asks to Be Arrested James Nelson, the son, dropped to the pavement, mortally wounded. Gray then turned to the nearest spectator and asked to be taken to the sheriffs office. The citizen replied he was not an officer. An acquaintance of Gray then approached and Gray made the . came request. But Gus Anderson, desk sergeant at the sheriffs office, had heard the shooting and hurried to the scene. He .conducted Gray to the court house, where he was placed in the county jaiL - - James Nelson was carried Into the fruit store at the corner while an am bulance was summoned. Both the fa ther and son were taken to St. Joseph's hospital in the same ambulance. The father's injury is not believed to be serious. No charge will be filed against Gray until after the coroner's inquest which will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon by Coroner Wheeler. ; According to the story told to the officers and others by Gray, the shoot ing of James Nelson was because of ah , alleged wrong to his daughter. Ruby Gray, 20 years of age. The daughter i? at St. Joseph's hospital in a very critical condition having become a . mother prematurely. - ; Tells Why He Fired Fatal Shot Ater his arrival at the sheriffs of fice. Gray made a statement to the of ficers concerning the shooting. He ap peared to be calm. Ho said he came to I'hoenix from Miami on Christmas night and .after witnessing the suffer ing of his daughter, he decided to see young Nelson, whom he declared was responsible for her condition. At the sight of him, he said, and having de cided he had no recourse to law, he rhot him. To a representative of The Republi can Gray told the story in which he implicated James Nelson, declaring that through his attentions and having gained her confidence and through a promise of marriage, the latter be trayed Gray's daughter. According to Judge Carl A. Davis, assistant county attorney, who has been investigating the case. Ruby ' Gray came from Miami several months age, to visit her sister, Mrs. Lee "vvTnteT in Buckeye. There she met yours: Nelson, who Is of a prominent family ir that neighborhood, his father being a director iv. the Buckeye bank. Altec a time. Judge Davis said, the couple became engaged and then Ruby wen' home to visit her parents in Miami. ,' Letters passed back and forth be tween the couple, and the wedding is said to have been set for about OKNING MAILED THAT rizGBaKepuDiicaii' U A L BARGAIN Year Only! Each !