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VOL. XXXI, NO. 275
JJnderwood Says Measure
Repugnant to Democratic
Tariff Principles; Pen
rose Proposal Lost.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2 Repub
lican and Democratic senate leaders
wet In head-on collision today when
the former started a drive to put
through the Fordney emergency tariff
Republican suggestions of a Demo
cratic filibuster brought on the clash.
Senator Underwood of Alabama, min
ority leader, and other prominent
Xmocrats denying that filibustering
was In progress or contemplated. Th
Democrats expressed willingness to
Tote after "proper and legitimate" de
bate and charged that the Republicans
did not expect the bill to pas and
ought to place the blame on Demo
cratic opponents.
Senator Underwood added that tV
maur even If parsed, would be
Vetoed by Fresldent Wilson, because,
ha Bald, it was "repugnant" to Demo
cratic tariff principles. He disclaimed
having received any direct information
from the president, however.
Senator Penrose presented a pro
posal for a vote Tuesday, but It went
down under objections from Under
'wood and Senator Simmons of North
Carolina. Senator Penrose said his
uggestlons were made to "test the
good faith of certain gentlemen." and
the Democratic leaders retorted Sen
ator Penrose's move was no effort to
charge the Democrats with Impeding
the bill.
After hours of verbal scuffling. In
terspersed with some actual discussion
of the tariff, the Republicans scored a
point by forcing a recess until tomor
row Instead of adjournment, a move
which operates to keep the bill before
the senate.
During today's partisan clashes. Sen
ator Penrose announced that he in
tended to press the bill. When unable
to secure an agreement for voting
Tuesday, he asked for co-operation
from tho Democrats, securing final
action by Feb. 13.
Senator Underwood and other Dem
ocrats protested against the effort to
tlx a vote Tuesday, considering that
debate had begun only yesterday. Sen
ator Penrose's proposal. Mr. Under
wood declared, "was a clear Indication
that the majority had raised the white
Senator Underwood added that he
would agree to a vote after a week or
ten days' discussion.
Senator Harrison, Democrat. Missis
sippi, characterized the filibustering
suggestion as "utterly without foun
Jatton,,, but Senator MeCumber. Re
publican of North Dakota, said' he had
"a mere suspicion" that a filibuster
was planned, and Senator Kenyon. Re
publican of Iowa, added that "appar
ently" a filibuster would prevent pas
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Increased Interest
Centers On Foreign
Monetary Situation
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON, Jan. 26. Increasing Inter
est la centering on foreign exchanges
In view of the meetings In connection
with reparations and the formulating
cf credits for the rehabilitation of
trade In Austria. The upward move
ment in American cxchar.se Is be
lieved to be the natural outcome of
restriction of trade and the granting
cf credits by America to Kurope, cable
transfers today touching $3.83 to the
pound sterling.
French exchange has Jumped about
wildly In the last two days between
10 and 54 francs to the pound, the
chief reason being attributed to Ameri
can buying.
Senate Committee j
Ends Hearings On j
Immigration Bill)
Republican A. P. Leased Wire j
WASHINGTON. Jan. 26 The j
senate immigration committee to
day concluded its hearing on the
Johnson bill to practically suspend I
Immigration for one year after I
hearing the views of Anthony I
Oaminttti, commissioner general of
Committee members indicated
that th-3 measure would not be re
ported to the senate In the form
in which it was passed by the house
and Chairman Colt predicted new.,
features probably would be Incor
porated. Chairman Colt expressed the
opinion that the committee would
look with favor on provisions of a
bill. Introduced by Senator Dilling
ham, Republican of Vermont, which
would restrict Immigration on a
percentage system, based on the
number of aliens from various
cotrntries already admitted.
Members of the committee also
were eald to favor features of the
Sterling bill restricting Immigra
tion and providing for appointment
of a board to study immigration
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. With the
approval of Chairman Walsh, members
of the committee Investigating the
shipping board declared in a statement
today that they "were satisfied" that
the charges that Charles M. Schwab
received money from the government
for his personal expenses while serv
ing ns war time director of ths Emer
gency Fleet Corporation, "was not
proved and further that It was not
The statement was Issued by Repre-!
sentative Steele, Democrat of Penn
sylvania, nfter discission with the
other members who heard the testi
mony relating to the $260,000 voucher.
Its Issuance In advance of the full re
port of the committee was unusual,
but members explained that It has
been decided to take euch action on
the grounds of fairness to one unjust
ly accused.
When the final report on the whole
committee Is submitted to congress it
was said the committee would re
iterate in more formal form Its belief
that the charge was without Justifica
tion. Mr. Steele's statement wae Issued
after It had been read by Chairman
Walsh, who announced he had no ob
jection to Its publication.
It follows:
"When asked if he cared to make
any statement relative to the hearing
held by the select committee on ship
ping board expenditures on the charges
that Mr. Charles M. Schwab had re
ceived payment foi expenses which
were charged against the shipping
board. Emergency Fleet Corporation,
to ship construction cost, Mr. Steele
replied that members of the commit
tee who heard all the testimony and
saw the documents were satisfied that
the facts were not proven and further
that it was not true.
"Mr. Steele further stated this state
ment was made with the knowledge
and consent of the members of the
It was explained by Mr. Steele that
there might have been some Impropri
ety In an utterance of thhs kind from
the chairman of an Investigation com
mittee In advance of an official find
lng, but that there was urgent demand
for an expression in view of Mr,
Schwab's public service.
Schwab Pleased With Report.
NEW YORK, Jan. 26.! am Indeed
grateful," Charles M. Schwab, steel
magnate, today told The Associated
Press when he learned that the Walsh
committee had issued a statement in
Washington clearing him of charges
of receiving payment from the govern
ment for expenses while serving as
director-general of the Emergency
Fleet Corporation.
Daughter Of J. C. Benton
r r a "urs H f TUT
em xirsi lue&a Glimpse
f Life's Bitter Struggle
The first real glimpse of Frances Denton has ever had is now.
rhe years she has llvd in Phoenix have been spent in a convent and her
few pleasures have been of the simplest
character, with girls of her own age.
She Is young for her seventeen years
and her first knowledge of the "ugly
.hings" are being revealed as the prob
ng vole of the prosecutor whips from
ho witnesses the intimate details of the
'ita of Charles Denton, the father of the
pretty Phoenix girl, for whose murder
Mrs. Louise Peete is now on trial.
When she first went to California on
receipt of word that her father had.
been murdered Frances would not lis
ten to the whispers which linked his
name with "the Spanish woman," with
Mrs. Peete and with others.
"My father could do no wrong. He
waa my ideal clean, upright, moral and
God-fearing," said the little convent
She has been in the court room dally
since the trial began. She has listened
with shudders to the testimony, has
been frightened at the things that have
been said which she has failed to under
stand. She, too, will be called to take
the stand to give testimony to establish
that the body found in the murder man.
sion in Los Angeles was that of her
The mansion is part of the large es
tate which she will Inherit and which
will make her one of the wealthiest girls in the west.
When her mother married Denton he was a prospector and did not have
any of the wealth which was hla in the last few years of his life. Mrs.
Denton, since the divorce, certainly has not known of ease and comfort
and luxury except as she came in contact with, in providing it for others.
For four years she has served as a chambermaid at the Adams hotel. On
more than one occasion while she was changing the bed linens or dusting
the rooms, Denton was registering below and requesting the best accom
modations the hotel affords. And when Sarah Denton learned of his pres
ence she would quickly go to the housekeeper and ask to be relieved from
duty on his floor that Bhe might not even casually get a glimpse of the man
who caused her suffering.
And yet 6he speaks most kindly of him now.
"During these last years I have known Mr. Denton only as an Ideal
father but the first six years of our married life were so happy that they
have more than compensated for the years of emptiness and loneliness," is
what she says. .
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Quebec Province
Plans Regulating
Whiskey Traffic
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
QUEBEC, Jan. 26 Plans to reg
ulate liquor traffic in the province,
of Quebec under a commission of
three were outlined tody by Pro
vincial Premier Taschereau at a
caucus of government supporters.
Tiie new regulations he said, would ,
become effective May 4.
Liquor will be sold at retail at
government depots, one bottle at a"
time, he stated. In Montreal there
will be one depot for every 50,000
inhabitants, and in Quebec one for -
every 40,000. Hotels of more than
100 rooms will be permitted to sell
wine between 6 m. and 9 p. m.
with provision for extension for
banquets. Special provisions will
be made for selling liquor in the
mining districts.
Brewers will be authorized to sell
beer to parties licensed by the com
mission, but must pay a tax of
$1,000 for every brewing establish
ment and 6 per cent on their sates
each month.
All licensed dealers will be or
dered to give a full report of liquor
in stock by April 30.
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CHICAGO, Jan. 26. Told that she had no money, two automobile bandits
tonight snatched a baby from a mother's arms and started to flee with it.
Their kidnapping exploit was only abandoned when the frantic woman gave
up $15 which she had concealed from the robbers.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26. An earth tremor or an explosion of great
violence was felt here at about 6:45 o'clock. Inquiries poured Into newspaper
ffices from all directions. Several hours of investigation failed to bring word
f an explosion.
NEW YORK, Jan. 26. The first arrest in connection with the Investiga
tion of charges of graft in tho street cleaning department was made today
when John Murray, a driver, was held in $1,000 bail on a charge of bribery.
Murray, it was charged, requested $1 a week to remove ashes from In front
of a atoro.
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 26. Francisco Rodriguez was declared mayor of
Juarez by Governor Ign.icio Enriquez of the state of Chihuahua, and Fran
cisco Gonzalez, present incumbent, was ordered to turn the office over to him,
which he did.
TRENTON, N. J, Jan. 26. A violent earth shock was felt early tonight at
Riverside and Riverton, where many of the buildings were badly shaken. The
hock lasted several seconds and caused many of the residents of that section
to flee from their home.
MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va., Jan. 28. A guard was stabbed and a convict
was shot St the West Virginia penitentiary today when a prisoner ssrvtg a
Irfs sentence, tried to escape. The guard will recover. The prisoner is expected
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. Bainbridge Co!by. secretary of state, returned
today from a seven weeks' trip to South America, where as the personsl rep-
prirlnt Wilson, he made an official visit to the governments
of Brazil and Uruguay. Hs will report to the president probably this week.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 26. Reports from Tif lis say that war between
A..rh.liin and Georaia is threatened as a result from suspension of oil
deliveries by Aifrba.jan and Georgia's retaliatory action in arresting ths j
Azerbaijan consul and seizing the consular funds.
UTAH ASKS U. S. ALitN wnu lw
Franklin Contends
Denman Aware Of
Trade Agreement
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, Jan. 26 Denial that
the agreement between the Inter
national Merchant Marine company
and the British government was se
cret was expressed in a telegram
given out tonight by P. A. S. Frank
lin, president of the company,
which, he said, he was forwarding
to William Denman, former chair
man of the shipping board.
The telegram vvas in reply to
charges contained in a message
from Mr. Denman at Chicago in
connection with allegations made
by Senator Jones that the marine
company f ad made an agreement
with the British government in 1903
to pursue "no policy injurious to
the British Mercantile Marine or
the British trade."
Asserting he was "quite sure"
Mr. Denman's telegram "was sent
under a misapprehension," Mr.
Franklin called attention to an ac
knowledged "receipts" by Mr. Den
man of a copy of the British agree
ment. "This agreement has never been
secret," Mr. Franklin stated, adding
it was published officially in 1903.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WILLIAMSON, W. Va.. Jan. 26.
Presence of armed men in circuit court
today at the opening of the trials of
23 defendants charged with murder In
connection with the killing of 10 per
sons at Mate wan last Alay, caused
Judge R. D. Bailey to Issue an order
directing all persons who entered the
room to be searched.
Shortly before adjournment, and
while witnesses and spectators were
leaving, an attorney for tl.e state told
the Judge that one of tho defendants
was armed. A hush fell upon the con
fusion and af moment later the judge
issued his order. The defendants were
warned that any one found with
weapon would be placed in Jail until
the trials end...
One of the 24 original defendants, B
R. Page, a negro, failed to appear to
day and his bond was declared for
feited. More than 80 witnesses re
sponded, but the roll call revealed that
about 100 were absent.
Col. Herman Hall, commanding fed
eral troops on duty here, occupied a
seat on the bench beside Judge Bailey
Rector Of Trinity
Church In New York
NEW YORK, Jan. 6 Rev. Dr.
William T. Manning, rector of Trinity
church, on the third ballot was elected
bishop of the Protestant Episcopal dio
cose of New York at a convention called
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 26- Following a debate lasting nearly two hours, to(lay to choono a successor to the late I over ladders more than
the house of representatives of the Utah legislature today passed nouse joint Bishop Charles Sumner.
. . . i m i r-1 l.ciictaiinn that un I . I rl rvttrirt
memorial rto. I, memorialising tonjrc w " " " .w3.-.- ..
Immigration of orientals and prevent tho ownership or leasing of land by aliens
Ineligible to citizenship in this country.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calf., Jan. 26. Cert Lunceford, a mining man well
known in Arizona, was instantly killed toniyht near Victorville. in this county,
u. kl. utomoLile turned over a arada. His wife and another passenger
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26. William
Aggeler, acting public defender.
chief of counsel for Mrs. Louise L.
Peete. on trial charged with the mur
der of Jacob Charles Denton, declared
late today that he had impeached the
testimony of William F. Heitzman, a
witness for the state.
Heitzman, a landscape gardner, tes
tified he had carried into the Denton
home, in which Mrs. Peete was a ten
ant, the dirt under which the body of
Denton was found. He said Mrs. Peete
hired him to do this and told him she
wanted it removed from around Borne
rose bushes and stored in the cellar
for "future use."
Aggeler claimed the impeachment in
cross-examination. He cited state
ments of the witness as at variance
with testimony given by Heitzman be
fore the .grand Jury that indicted Mrs
Peete. Heitzman claimed his etai
ments today were "his best recollec
After the defense claimed Heitz-
man's testimony impeached, Thomas
Lee Woolwlne. district attorney, called
S. Hayata, who testified he saw Heitz
man carry the dirt into the basement.
Hayata further testified that Mrs
Peete borrowed a shovel from him,
which he found several days later in
the cellar "with dirt on it." He said
he burned, at the request of Mrs.
Peete. a bundle that contained a table
cloth, man's collar 'and cancelled
A diamond ring, a watch, some shoes,
Infant's size, a tiny comb and brush
and two small hotwater bottles, with
crocheted covers, were admitted In
Mrs. Mamie Tllton testified these
articles were given to her by Mrs
Peete. She said they were in a box
marked "In memory of Dolly tandb
baby." Another prosecution witness
said Dolly was Denton's dead wife and
the baby was Martha Margaret Den
ton, their child, who died a few days
after birth.
The diamond ring, according to Mrs
Tilton. was pawned by her at the re
quest of Mrs. Peete.
The ring was identified as having
been "almost Invariably on Denton's
finger" in the testimony of his niece
Mrs. Oda Aument. Mrs. Aument also
identified the watch as the property
of her uncle. She said he always car
ried It and wore the timepiece of his
dead wife on the other end of the
The smaller watch was identified by
Mrs. Tilton as having been given to
her by Mrs. Peete.
Dave Seamansky, pawn broker, tes
tlfied Mrs. Tilton pawned the dia
mond ring for $200. He said it had a
value of $400 and said he Judged Den
ton's watch was worth $400.
Testimony that he rented from Mrs
Peete the house owned by Denton was
given by Thomas T. Miller. A check
for $300 signed with Miller's name was
endorsed "Mrs. R. C. Peete," which he
said represented the payment of
month's rent, was admitted in evl
Miller said Mrs. Peete told him he
"would have no occasion to enter the
basement" and advised him to keep
the door leading there locked. He said
there were two locks on this door
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Crowds Watch Kansas
City Firemen Rescue
12 From Smoke Trap
Republican A. P, Leased Wire
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 21. While a
crowd alternately held its breath and
cheered, firemen today carried down
a dozen per
sons who had been trapped in the up
per floors of the Reserve bank build
ing by smoke arising from chemicals
in a burning drug store in the base
ment. Several were women rendered un
conscious by smoke and chemleai
fumes. None was Injured seriously.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PARIS, Jan. 26. Members of the al
lied supreme council spent most of the
flay in conversations discussing .repa
rations. The two meetlngb of the
council were devoted to hearing a
statement of the French minister of
finance, M. Doumer, on reparations
and in considering the status of for
mer Russian states. It was decided
that Letvla and UUthonia shall be
recognized as a sovereign state. Ac
tion regarding Lithuania and Georgia
was deferred. It is expected Georgia's
representative will be heard during
this conference, but the decision on
Lithuania may be delayed uiitt after
the league of nations plebiscite in the
ilna section.
Premier Lloyd George and President
Millerand at lunch discussed the re
port on reparations made by M. Dou
mer. After the afternoon session Mr.
Lloyd George and M. Jaspar and Colo
nel Theunys, respectively foreign min
ster and finance minister of Bel
gium, went into conference.
Reparations will again come before
the council tomorrow, along with the
military experts' reports on disarma
M. Doumer in his report held Ger
many could easily pay 12,000.000,000
gold marks on her exports. Premier
Lloyd George remarked that I. Dou
mer'o statement contained Indications
of different estimates from those givfcn.
He recalled that the Brussels finan
cial conference only recommended
that the supreme council claim 3,
000,000,000 gold marks in money and
goods rrom Germany for five years.
Accordingly, M. Doumer was asked
for further elucidation, and he will
furnish supplementary documents. Mr.
Lloyd George, it Is understood, said
that the problem had to be considered
as a whole.. It is a question not mere
ly of setting France on her feet, but
re-establishing the economic system
of Europe.
The British delegation will for the
moment stand by the figures of the
Bologne agreement whereby Germany
13 to pay an average of over 6,000,000,
000 gold marks per Annum, a viewpoint
supported by the Belgian delegation
The French delegation, however, ap
pears averse to accepting these fig
ures unless certain supplementary
concessions are accorded, including
priority for France in special' cases
and remission of the inter-allied
In addition to fixing- time limits in
the disarmament clauses. Marshal
Foch's report demands as indisnens-
aDie the adoption of penalties for non
compliance, notably the occupation of
rurther German territory, such as the
Ruhr and the extension of the period
oi occupation of the KMneland.
Telegram From Washington Insures Construction By
Which 62,000 Acres of Land Are to Be Furnished
Water for Irrigation Not to Wait for Bids, but to
Proceed By Force Account Expected to Be Ready for
Use the Coming Season Means Much for Florence
and Casa Grande.
Work is to begin immediately on the construction of the
Florence diversion dam on the Gila river by which water
is to be furnished to 62,000 acres distributed as follows:
17,000 acres near Florence, 10,000 acres near Casa Grande
and 35,000 on the Sacaton reservation.
The order for the immediate beginning of the work is
announced in the following telegram received by Judge
O. J. Baughn of Florence:
O. J. Baughn, Washington, Jan. 24, 1921.
Florence, Ariz.
Answering your wire to Secretary Payne, construc
tion of the Florence dam by force account is ordered
and the preliminary work is being rushed so as to.
begin actual construction at the earliest possible date.
Flood seasons on the river and other unforseen de
lays will prevent construction in time to divert water
through the government works this season. Land ,
owners should realize this. Assistant Chief Engineer
Oldberg has been detailed to take immediate charge
of work on the eround with instructions to expedite I
in every particular. Advise chamber of commerce
accordingly. I
Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Christmas mam
Cold Flat Costs
Landlady $80.85
In Damage Suit
CHICAGO. Jan. 26. A verdict
which it was said may serve as a
Magna Charta for the dweller in
cold flats was returned today when
J. C. Wllmer was awarded $80.85
damages in a suit against his land
lady on the grounds that insuffi
cient heat had, been provided hla
Of the money, $20.85 was for ex
tra heating apparatus which W11-,
mer testified he was compelled to
buy and the remainder for the dif
ference which the Jury considered
the lack of heat made in the rental
value of the apartment for four
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. More than
$207,000,000 in back taxes was collect
ed by the government during 1920.
revenue officials said tonight, adding
the prediction that an even larger sum
probably would be recovered this year,
Commissioner Williams said that
back taxes were being collected at the
rate of $33,000,000 a month as a re
sult of audits of 1917 and 1518 Income
and profits tax returns.
Audit of the 1917 returns will prob-
ably be completed by March 1. he said
and work on the 1918 returns is already
under way.
Back taxes collected by the govern
ment, officials explained, include pen
alties for delinquencies and evasions
as well as additional amounts in taxes
now due.
Legion Executive
Committee To Take
Action on K. C. Gift
Trinity parish is reputed to be the
wealthiest in the country and the elec
tion convention was one cf the most
exciting in the history cf tho church
Just before the tl ird ballot on which
Mr. .Manning was elcctr d, a threatened
triangular deadlock was dispelled by j This evening the fire was still t-moul-
wr uninjured. Lunceford was formerly mill superintendent of the Tom Reed j tl, withdrawal of Rev. Dr. Krr.est M. idering. Ths Ioks w a gold to be sev-
jnine at Oatman and a large onir in ths United American mine
irres, rector of St. Thomas church.
.1. aem
. i eral
thousand dollars
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
OSCEOLA, Ark., Jan. 26. Henry
Lowery, negro, charged with the mur
der of C. T. Craig and his daughter at
Xodena, Christmas day, was burned
to death by a mob tonight on the
Mississippi river levee near the Craig
Lowery was taken across the river
into Arkansas by the men who earlier
had taken him from the officers at
Sardis, Miss. The 'negro was driven
to Nodena, where the Craig plantation
is located, according to information
received here. The mob then took him
to the levee near the scene of the
crime and, driving" a stake into the
ground, chained the negro and burned
him to death. The mob then dispersed.
Governor Mcflae tonight character
ized the lynching of Henry Lowery.
negro, at Nodena, Ark., as "the most
disreputable act ever committed in Ar
kansas," and declared he would recom
mend to the legislature that any sher
iff or officers who permits or does
not prevent lynching within his juris
diction be removed from office.
Before lighting the fire beneath the
negro the mob, reports said, held a
long parley over whether he should he
burned to death or hanged. The ma
jority finally decided to burn him.
Asked if he wanted anything, the ne
gro was said to have asked for food,
which was brought, and requested to
ho allowed to bid farewell to his wife
and children. They were summoned,
and then the negro, it is said, made a
statement implicating two other ne
groes. Officers tonight were search
ing lor them.
Craig and Mrs. Williamson were shot
lo death when they attempted to quiet
Lowery, who had created a disturb
ance on the Craig plTJttation. Hugh
and Richard Craig, sons of the planter,
also were wounded.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 26. The
national executive committee of the
American legion will meet in Washing
ton, Feb. 7, 8 and 9. to decide whether
to accept the offer of a $5,006,000 gift
by the Knights of Columbus for the
erection of a legion war memorial In
Washington, it was announced today,
At national headquarters here It was
said the committee probably will ae
cept the gift on behalf of the legion
if it is permitted to incorporate cer
tain provisions in the resolutions of
ferlng the fund, which Is the surplu
war fund of the Knights of Columbus
The announcement also said action
probably will be taken by the com
mittee to speed up congress on the
Fordney compensation bill for service
men and the Rogers bill, which pro
vides for the consolidation of all for
mer service government agencies.
Another Victim Of
Poisoned Spinach
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 26
The death today of Lawrence Hill of
Pummerf ield, Mich., an orderly at trie
Llodett hospital, brought the fatalities
from eating spoiled food to three. An
other employe, F. L. Allen, was said to
be in a critical condition, while 18 oth
ers were suffering from the effects
of the rolson, the nature of which has
not yet been determined.
Find Still And100
Quarts Of Moonshine
Near Federal Office
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DENVER. Colo., Jan. 2 f! Within
yards of federal prohibition enforce
ment headquarters l-re, a ntill and 100
quarts cf illicit liquo were seized l y
federal agents today. Irvin K Mueller
and Guy Kltt were nrreted and a new
i automobile confiscated.
Eat Corn Meal And
Wire From Senator Ashurst
The foregoing Is In reply, to urgent
telegrams sent by Judge Baughn to the
department and telegrams from the
chambers of commerce of Phoent?,
Florence and Tucson, not only to the
department, but also to Arizona rep
resentatives In congress. t
The following telegram was received
from Senator Ashurst: 4
Washington, Jan. 24.
O. J. Baughn, t
Florence, Ariz.: 5 j
. I Interviewed the secretary of the
interior and the commissioner of
Indian affairs today and urged that -
work on the Florence dam be com- t
menced at once under force ae- j
count as the money was appro-
priated nearly five years ago.
Commissioner Sells today advises t
that he has given orders that the t
work on the diversion dam be com- i
menced at once out of ths fore, -J
account and he will not wait for
The dam is to be built near Price. It
will be somewhat similar to the Gran
ite Reef dam of the Salt river project,
though not so long or so costly. A
partly finished canal built some years
ago by settlers in the Casa Grande val
ley In an effort to irrigate their lands
will be taken over by the government
and used.
To Cost About $500,000
The entire cost of the project is un
known, the total available appropria
tions thus far made by congress ag
gregating something near a half mill
ion dollars. This is not expected to
cover the entire cost.
The building of this project at this
time will mean much, for Arizona, and
particularly for Pinal county. It is ex
pected to materially increase the pop
ulation of that district. Roth Flor
ence and Casa Grande will profit by
this work, particularly Florence, as
nearly all of the government work will .
be in the vicinity of that town.
The Phoenix chamber of commerce
did its part toward getting action in
this matter by wiring to Washington
at the request of the Florence folks.
Senator Ashurst and Congressman
Hayden got busy, and orders were Is- ,
sued to begin the work.
Grave Of Late New
Jersey Senator Is
Opened By Vandals
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
The grave of Senator John Kean in the
Evergieen cemetery here was broken
open last night by vandals.. W motive
is known. A brother. Hamilton F.
Kean, Is a member of the national Re
publican committee from New Jersey.
A police guard was placed over the
grave, pending investigation.
Improve Your Health
There are thousands of ways to use
:orn meal and lend variety to the diet.
Corn meal is not only cheaper than
flour, but it is stimulating and lnTIg-
M-ating to the system. There is more
food value in corn than in any othsr
product of the soil. ' The housewife
who does not draw on it Is overlook
ing the nation's greatest food reserve.
The Department of Agriculture has
issued an attractive booklet which tells
many ways to use corn meaL
It is full of practical and tempting
recipes and it Is free.
Our Washington Information Rureau
will secure a copy for any one who
sends two c?r,ts in stamps for return
postage T
lu filling out the coupon print name,
and address or be sure to write
plainly. . ..-
Frederic J. Haskln, Director,
The Arizona Republican Informa
tion Bureau,
Washington, D. C.
I enclose herewith two cents In
stamps for return postage on a free
copy of The Coin Meal imiletiu.

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