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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. PHOENIX, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER SO, 1921. THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PHOEXIX, ARIZONA Published Every Morning by the , ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY Entered at the Postoffice at Phoenix. Arizona, as Mail ... , Matter of the Second Class Publisher and President Dwight B. Heard General Manager and Secretary Charles A. Ptauffer Business Manager ... W. W. Knorpp Editor . ......... ... J- W. Spear JNews Editor E. A. Young SUBSCRIPTION RATE's-IN" AD VANCE Daily and Sunday OUTSIDE STATE OF ARIZONA One year. $13.00; 6 mos., $6.75; 3 mm., $3. SO: 1 mo., $1.25 IN ARIZONA BY MAIB, OR CARRIER One year. $8.00; 6 mos.. $4.00; 3 mos., $2.00; 1 mo., 75c SUNDAY EDITION by mall only $5.00 per year PVinvtA A'ill Private Branch Exchange mone 001 Connecting All Departments General Advertising Representatives: Robert E. Ward, Brunswick Bldg., New York. Mailers Bldg., Chicago; "V7. R. Ban-anger, Examiner B'.dg.. San FranciRCO. Pot Intelligencer Bldg., Seattle, Title Insurance Bid?., Los Angeles. MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Receiving Full Night Report, by Leased Wire The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for re-publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news 'published herein. All rights of re-publication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1911 Most of us say we dislike flattery all of us fib in saying iU S. Wilbur Gorman. Tha Trail of a Conspiracy The railroads have agreed on one condition to an inadequate reduction of cement rates to the Salt Eiver valley permission by the county highway commission to be left in peaceful possession of the excess charges which the roads have already extort eda sum varying from $75,000 to $175,000, according to a final determination by the Interstate commerce commission as to a just and reasonable rate at the time cement began moving for the highway program, and during the time of the movement until the present. This money of which, the railroads propose to deprive the people of this county is the money of our taxpayers, already oppressed by taxation and who are now turning in various ways for relief from their perplexities. There was no justification for the cement rate at the beginning of the movement. The Tucson rate was then $5.40 and ours was $6.40, a discrimination that could be excused on no possible grounds. It was shown that a $4 rate on cement from Riverside, Colton or El Paso would be a more remunerative one than many which applied to other commodities. Hope was held out by the railroad authorities that the Phoenix rate would be reduced to a level with the Tucson rate. Meanwhile, it has ieen ascer tained, the roads had not' the slightest Intention of making any suck reduction, but, on the contrary, were then considering a plan to increase the Phoenix rate. They accomplished that in July of last year by applying the 25 per cent increase to the Phoenix cement rate, bringing it to the present rate of $8. A comparatively small part of the cement had moved at the $6.40 rate, but most of it has moved at the higher rate. When that became effective the county highway commission went to the interstate commerce commission for relief. Evidence was taken by an examiner who at the close of the hearing recommended a $5.40 rate with reparation for all. freight charges that had been paid in excess of that rate. " That was more than a year ago. It has been expected frequently since then that the commission would render a decision adopting the recommenda- tion of the examiner. But on the eve of these expect ed decisions, it is stated that attorneys of the asphalt trust have appeared with new arguments and data and have secured postponements from time to time. Now, come the railways with this new sop. With the first section of the highway program nearly com plete, with the prospect that little or no cement will be moved, they propose to reduce the present extor tionate rate to a still extortionate rate that we Willi find prohibitive for our purposes, on the condition that the county will waive its claim for reparation which we have every reason to believe the interstate commerce commission will allow, along with a rate, $1.40 lower than the "generous" rate with which the roads are trying to bribe the highway commission. , , The roads are evidently trying "to get out from under" at no cost at all to themselves, and they are adding to the Injury they have already done the people of this county, an insult to their intelligence. We have spoken of the activity of the asphalt trust attorneys in the I. C- C. litigation which on its face concerns only the railroads and the county high way commission, representing the taxpayers of the county. Here is where the asphalt Interest presum ably Vies: It is expected that there will be spirited bidding on the larger part of the highway program. At least, we all hope that the bidding will be spirited on various standard types of Class A roads and that the contract will be awarded to the lowest and best bidder regardless of the type he represents. A $6.80 rate would seriously handicap the cement concrete type, for we must bear in mind that the present con tract was awarded on the basis of a $4 rate on cement which the 'highway commission had been led at that time to believe was within the probabilities. Such a reasonable rate, by the way, would have saved the taxpayers of this . county a quarter of a million lollars. A $5.40 rate such as we now have reason to be lieve will be put in and which the railroads are try ing to forestall by this one-sided compromise, would leave the concrete type of roads a good fighting thance. It would at least result in forcing down lhe figures of asphalt types to a reasonable level. There must be no compromise with this iniquity n-hich we believe Is a conspiracy against the tax payers of Maricopa county. The Costly Text Book Scandal We do not know what . limitation Governor Campbell will place upon the legislative program if he should decide to summon the legislature in ex traordinary session, but we hope that he will urge restrictions against tho constant changing of text books for the public schools. About $5 per cent of the taxes go to the support of the schools, and though no good citizen begrudges the expenditure of the last cent for the genuine improvement of our schools, every thinking and observant citizen is aware that vast sums are wasted in the name of education. Not only here, but all over the country, the con stant shifting of text-books has become a scandal involving graft of varying degrees from that com mitted barely within the law, to criminal graft, of which proof is difficult to obtain. That changes of text-books are sometimes neces sary is to be admitted, especially of text-books relat .v.. ,.rt sciences, discoveries in which are ;DB constantly made. But there is really no sense in making frequent sweeping changes in text-books. Persons of middle age or elderly persons who attended the common schools of the middle west recall the few changes that were made in periods covering a couple of generations. Throughout that region McGuffcy's readers and spellers were general ly used; P.ay's arithmetics, from "Mental" up to "Third Part" and "Higher"; Ray's algebras; Davies Legendre's Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry; Guyot's geographies; Clark's and, later, Harvey's grammars. For several years there has been a constant inundation of Latin text-books, though there are none which are so well suited for the beginner or which so lead him on, step by step, as Bingham's series. And when we measure by results, we find no such proficiency in our pupils in reading as the com mon schools used to turn out, and certainly there are now no such spellers as those boys and girls of from twelve upward who boasted, that they could spell "every word in McGuffey's if they didn't get rattled." Some of them, more ambitious, strove to master the then "Unabridged." When a boy had finished Ray's "Third Fart and could solve the "100 Examples" understandingly he stood on a good foundation and there were many boys and girls of twelve to sixteen who could do that, as a result of four months' annual school attendance, say between the ages of twelve and six teen and perhaps seven months for the years be tween six and twelve. The school books of the elder chlid.-e-t descenitd to their younger brothers and sisters and in turn to still younger, and to children of the next generation. There were, of course, infrequent revisions of tha readers, .for the earlier ones .of the d.'ries we have described, contained matter a trifle too stilted for the pupils of the age for which they were, intended. We can recall, though, not more than on-i revision. There have never since been better selections of matter for school readers and there are none today, we believe, which . so ; attract the attention of the pupil to the best of a golden age of English lit erature. Pupils then fell In love with their text-books a love that persisted until the pupils became old men and women. There is now a "McGuffey Society" having mem bership in scores of cities and towns, throughout the middle west and the -east. The members are collecting all the old readers and spellers of the series, at whatever sums they can be bought, and they are cherished' as old friends. Today a pupli" hardly has time to establish speaking or recognizing acquaintance with a text book, much less to form 'an affection for it, so ava ricious have the publishing houses and the distribu tors become for the money of the taxpayers through the medium of something new. There ' were not so many text-book publishing houses in those days. Among the greater was Wil son, Hinkle & Company of Cincinnati, later taking the name of Van Antwerp, Bragg & Company. The publishing houses were content with replacements of existing text-books for books were always being worn out or lost. The chief use of new text-books, to wring money from the public, is a comparatively new one assuming noticeable proportions, only a little more than a quarter of a century ago, but in creasing with marvelous rapidity until . now it is threatened with successful rivalry only by mail-train banditry. The governor and the legislature will do well fqr the taxpayers, the schools and the pupils if they will do something to check this enterprise in Arizona, A Greater Use ef Pima Cotton A suggestion for the use of Pima cotton and a wide advertisement of it, for hotel bed "linen," tow eling, etc., subjected to hard usage, might be acted upon with advantage to the industry. , It may be thought that our cotton is too expensive for these uses which have been met by cheap short staple cotton, and which has served adequately in linen for ordinary household use where it is subjected only to the weekly washing. But the same kind of linen quickly disintegrates under the more frequent laundrying of the hotels, so that the latter would find the more durable fabric the cheaper epd would avoid the necessity of procuring frequent supplies. We have had ample tests of fabric made from our long staple cotton, in shirtings and prints which had formerly been made exclusively of the cheaper short staple. It has been shown, especially in shirtings that the longer life of the long staple fab rics much more than Justifies the use of long staple at its normal price over the shorter staple at its norma) price. The more widely this fact is adver tised, and the advertisement would become the more valuable with the extended use of long staple, the greater will be the absorption of our cotton by these uses of it. We have, perhaps, too narrowly dwelt upon the superiority of our cotton for fabrication in those textiles where the things aimed at are fineness or durability, such as thread, laces, aeroplane wings and tire fabrics. Of course our cotton for those uses are superior and therefore cheaper, but they seem to be but a small number in comparison with the whole number of uses that may be developed. Ifi shirtings and prints, there is not only the vastly superior durability of the Pima cotton fabrics, but there is also the superiority of appearance over those fabrics made of cheaper and common cotton. Such an extended use of our cotton would come about by a process of intelligent trade development and would be beneficial alike to producer and con sumer. In contra-distinction to an extended forced use by legislation such as a few years ago was attempted in Texas to relieve a cotton congestion, when a statute was enacted requiring hotel sheets to be of unnecessary length, by about two feet as we re member. About the same time there was a bill introduced into a Kansas legislature, though Kansas is not a cotton-growing state, extending the caudal appendage of the shirt by two inches. In both cases the legislation was designed to benefit the producer at an unnecessary expense to the consumer. During the last year, if you remember, similar kind of weather, hot, cold, wet and dry, has prevailed at the same time during different periods, over large sections of the country. The capture of Wendell, the supposed participant In the murder of two Los Angeles policemen, brings to mind that the long reaches of Arizona make this state a. difficult trail for fugitives. From the ear liest times, even before we had telephones and fewer telegraph facilities, the escaping bandit had a hard time evading manhuntera who knew water holes where he would have to turn in or meet death on the more merciless desert Baby Fixed It - By Herbert Johnson nil t.i T T. i f ... ' Cul-ri;hi. I):i. tj Hirbirt Johnsoo. H - sn t that Too Mamma vr 1 i?AD.' PIP DOLLYS WKi LITTLE f-'niP- COME OFF ? POrs'T JUSA UTT CU,S , s CRY, PEA- J D0t5 HAllrtA.BE g& ALL NICE AGAIN , i BIBLE THOUGHT FOR TODAY LORD SEES ALL: For the eyes of the LorS ogy run to and fro'throughout the whole earth, t& Y shew himself strong in behalf of those what? heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chronicles 16:9. McGUFFEY'S READER BY OR. FRANK CRANE Copyright. 1921. by Frank Crane) Berton Braleys Daily Poem Landis or Ruth, Landis or Ruth. . Who gets the panning the judge or the youth T True, the bambino was stubborn and naughty. Somewhat inflated and overly haughty; Still when his mood grew less angry and fairer Babe, like a sportsman admitted his error. So, for myself, my opinion Is clear, I think his punishment over-severe; Seems to me Landis has nourished a grudge. Babe or the judge? Babe or the judge? Landis or Ruth, Landis or Ruth Lacking the infant, the season in sooth ' Looks like a dull one; oh why can't he play. Why make the fans suffer such a delay? Babe has done wrong, but the rule that he busted Always made most of us sore and disgusted; Fine the lad? Sure, but, oh judge, after that Let him stalk forth to the platter and bat! That's why to ball games we ride and we trudge; Have a heart, have a heart, have a heart, Judge Landis or Ruth, Landis or Ruth, ' Judge, don't forget that that figure uncouth Means more to fandom than you do, old scout; Come on, be nice to the caliph of clout. Punish him plenty for busting that rule But don't be so harshly and terribly crool! Let him be there when the season begins ' Purged by your mercy of all of his sins. We want to start with our olden-time thrill Watching the infant belabor that pill, Hand him his bludgeon and let the Babe bludge! Have a heart, have a heart, have a hert! Judge! POLITICAL EDUCATION (By Frederic J. Haskin) i WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 13. School children of Alabama are to be taught practical citizenship so that they will grow up to be intelligent voters. This is the latest step taken in the campaign to educate the vot ing public. It is tho women, mainly, who are Insisting that the voter should play politics intelligently. They find that the public is sadly in need of educa tion along political lines. For years, men have taken the vote casually. Their knowledge of voting systems was based on such facts as they hap pened to pick up in conversation with other men and what they read iir newspapers and magazines. When 30,000,000 women were handed the ballot, a large percentage of them turned to the nearest man to find out all about it, and a good many were disappointed by the mea ger information they could get. So they stopped consulting amateur politicians and engaged experts to lecture to them. The League of Women Voters, which sponsors the idea of an intel ligent voting body, organized a course in citizenship at Chicago as an ex periment. It was so successful that the plan of having schools in citizen ship spread all over the country. Already, we are told, the league has held literally thousands of courses. Pennsylvania alone has had 600 courses, or schools, as the league calls them, in the past year. The schools of citizenship were in stituted a year and a half ago, but of late a new impetus has been given to the project. Educators have be gun to advocate that if schools train for citizenship there must be some practical courses given. Then, when the newly fledged voters are turned loose at an election, they will know what sort of power they hold. Until women agitated this subject, the League of Women Voters claims, practical education in the voting and political systems was not included in school courses. Such subjects as civics and political law were taught, but from an academic standpoint. The league has succedeed in im pressing the importance of courses in practical politics on a number of colleges. One professor" of political economy at a state university en dorsed the plan for schools of citi zenship, saying, "The women have done what the men should have done 100 years ago educate voters." A College Course Tale university held its first citl zenship school last summer. The Alabama state university held an extension course in practical citizen- ship and it proved so popular that a lecture course was given last fall. and two more are planned. - Alabama Is to be the pioneer state to carry the system one step farther and introduce similar work into the grammar schools. The league re gards this as a progressive move and believes other states will follow. Not all of the courses are given in connection with colleges and schools. however. Baltimore and other cit ies have held citizenship schools in different wards, generally around election time, when interest Is keen est. Chicago held one of these courses last month, to which men and women alike came, to acquire information on such subjects as: Why men do not vote. What is the matter with the ballot? Ballot forms. Nominating processes. Your own election laws and how to study them. How politics handles electoral machinery. During some of these courses, if election time is near, the local candi dates are invited to speak at the last session so that the .students may judge them m the light of newly acquired knowledge of politics. Candidates, it is said, have come to respect and fear these students of politics. They cannot be easily won over by a sob story or bv fiery elo quence. They wait patiently for a promise and a platform, and if the candidate goes off the stage without coming to the point he generally learns his mistake at the polls. Women's steadfast interest in the platforms rather than smiles has been a blow to many candidates, but they have finally accepted the inevitable. When the League of Women Voters first sent out questionnaires to New York candidates asKlng their views on certain matters there was indig nation among the aspirants to office Many felt insulted that they should be questioned so definitely. T.ess than one-third of them sent back answers. At the r.ext campaign over half answered the questionnaires. And this fall, when the questionnaire was late, several candidates wrote to know if the questions were to be abolished. They were not afraid, they said, to answer questions, and they wished their views to go on record, so that there could be no doubt as to their attitude on public matters. Quizzing Candidates When the belated lists of questions went out 95 per cent of the candi dates hastened to fill out the answers and mail them back. They had found that it did not pay to refuse naught 1ly the information which voters of the state wanted. New York was the first state in which the questionnaires were used. Now they are a popular institution in a number of states. Voters who do not have the opportunity to hear the candidates can rely more safely on answers to plain questions than on reports of excited Campa ri speeches. rew York women also held teas quiz meetings they were Jokingly called to which politicians in office were invited to come and be ques Moned regarding their attitude on public affairs. The state legislators were especially desired as guests at these tea parties. The women explained thit by ask ing questions they did hot always mean to criticize a man's way of vot ing on a measure. They simply asked because they wanted to know reasons and facts. Here again, some of the politicians were glad of a chance to explain their motives. Others felt that once a man is elected, the voters, should trust him to do his best. But. bow ever they felt, most of the guests saw the wise course to take when in the presence of several hundred possible voters. This insistence on an accounting from both candidates and office hold ers is an outgrowth of women s entrance into politics. As a class, women know less about politics than men, and they have set out deter mined to remove the handicap. As a result we have schools and quizzes and questionnaires, and as a result of them the League of Women Voters prophesies a higher standard in politics. o Questions And Answers a (Any reader can get the answer to any question by writing The Re publican Information Bureau. Fred eric J. Haskin. director, ashington, D. C. This offer applies strictly to information. The bureau cannot give advice on legal, medical, and fman cial matters. It does not attempt to settle domestic troubles, nor to un dertako exhaustive research on any subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and ad dress and enclose two cents in stamps for return postage. All replies are sent direct to the inquirer.) Q. What language did Pennsylva nia Dutch come troml O. t a. A. The idom of the Pennsylvania Dutch is really High German. It is a fusion of Franconian, Alemannlc and other German dialects, with an admixture of English varying from one per cent in rural districts to a large percentage in towns. Q. What are the two most fa moui Egyptian statues in the round. and who are the sculptors? I. c B. W. A. A member of the National Museum staff says: "Opinions dif fer. In my judgment the seated stone statue of Chefren. the builder of the second pyramid of Gizeh, and the wooden standing ttatue of the so-called "Sheik el' Ealad" are the masterpieces of Egyptian sculpture. No Egyptian artist is known by name. Q. What is the population of Cook County. III? C. F. K. A. The census bureau says Cook County. III., with a population of 3.053.017 has the largest population of anv rountv in the United States. Q. What is a man of straw? F, M. H. A. A professional false witness In the English courts who gives straw bail. They wear or are said to wear. straw in their shoes as a sign cf their profession. Q. Who was H. H.? S. A. G. A. II. H. was the pseudonym of Helen Maria Kifke who was Mrs. Hunt and afterward Mrs. Jackson. Q. Who painted the ''Descent from the Cross"? T. F. A. This has been a favorite theme with artists and there are at least six f-imous pictures of this name, by Sadoma. (Jorarii David. Cavaz zola. Oorreggio, Titian and Rubens. Q. Can you give a recipe for Spanish bunuelos? P. E. S. A. These Spanish cakes are pop ular during the holiday season and at weddings. To three cups cl flour, Some time ago there was a news item to the effect- that Henry Ford was scooping around Cincinnati look ing for JVlcGufieys First R'eader. - . Mr. Ford said that McGuffey's Readers were the source from which he gleaned the greater part of his education. And now he claims to be the proud owner of the whole series from the First to the Seventh. When he went into a big book store and asked for McGuffeys 'First Reader, the clerk said. "We sold the last one twenty-five years ago," and referred him to the American Book Company, which used to publish the McGuffey series and might possibly have one left. lord plodded over to the American Book Com pany's quarters, where the general manager received him and informed him that there are only three un sold McGuffey's First Readers in existence. We have two here and one in New York. I would hate to part with one of them." After establishing his1 identity, however, and argu ing a bit, Mr. Ford was able to capture a copy of the book he desired. This exploit will be read by a good many thousand people in this country with peculiar interest, particu larly those who are on the shady side of fifty and who received their education in the public schools. Ihe writer of this speaks from first-hand experi ence, but he makes the statement that a good part of the mental furniture of these persons is due to McGuf fey's Readers. You may talk all you please about the influence of Thomas Jefferson, or Poe, or Hawthorne, or any other of the men of letters, or of propaganda of former time. None of them equals McGuffey. ' t tor the simple reason that he it was who had a great part in shaping the minds of the little bovs and girls in school fifty years ago. r - , . Napoleon is. reported to have said that if he could write the songs of the people he did not care who made their laws. . " c ;; With even more force it miht be said that the man who compesss the Second, Third and Fourth Read ers of the public scnools does most to shape the nations of the coming generation. It is a common ambition to desire to influence one's . fellowmen. The popular novelists, the editor of a news paper, 'the magazine writer, the preacher, the states man, and the holder of high office, each has his throne of power. Each does something toward controlling the; Zeitgeist r But he who selects the first impressions that are going to be made upon the minds of children, in and under their teens, is more powerful than all. While this is a self-evident truth, it is one that we continually neglect and overlook. If we would spend half the energy in choosing the reading matter for public school children which we spend in disseminating heated propaganda, we should be far more successful. one -half teaspoonfu) of salt, add enough milk to mix. Knead a's you would bread, roll out and cut in disks about the size of a small plate. Fry one at a time in deep fat, and serve covered with syrup made of sugar and water. Q. When was the first Encyclo pedia Britannica published? T. McM. A. This "dictionary of arts,- sci ences, and general literature" was first published, in parts, at Edin burgh 1768-1771. Q. la it true that more people die during fogs than when the weather is clear? F. O. A. It is said that in London the deaths during foggy weeks always' exceed the number during pleasant weather. Q. What is a treenail? R. K. A. A treenail is a lon wooden pin used in fastening the planks of a vessel to tfie timbers or to each other. Q. Did England or did she not reccgnize the South at the beginning of the Civil war? S. p. S. A. Knglar.d issued a proclamation of neutrality cn May 11. lsSl, by wlich action he recognized th confederate states as belligerent.: This actioa on the nart of Great Piitain was shortly afterwards fol lowed by oth;r European countries. ABOUT TIE STATE Chinese Serve Vets TUCSON Chinese dishes, served by Chinese maidens, to the accompan iment of Chinese music, were tne feature of a Yuletide entertainment staged in the Kniguts of Columbus hut in Pastime park last night. There were two brilliantly lighted Christmas trees. The entertainment was given by the Chinese colony, headed by Don Chun Wo. Supper was served to 300 persons, including disabled veterans and visitors, and in addition, dainties were taken to ex-soldiers who Were unable to be present at the merry making. The menu included Chinese soup, chop suey, Chinese nuts and Chinese candies. Str.r. Mexico Mining Silver TUCSON While there is a mini mum of mining activity in the state of Sonora, Mexico, whose mines are mostly copper, there is an increased development in the silver mining districts of Mexico, it was stated by Thomas N. Stanton, mining engineer, who is interested in several mining properties of that country- Mr- Stan ton, whose headquarters are in Tuc son, has returned after an absence of more than a year, excepting for a brief visits at infrequent intervals. Star. Trial Involves Work MIAMI An aftermath of the im portant mining suit between the Iron Cap and the A. C. companies just closed, is noted in the activity of Herman K. Zulch. E. M, of Oatman. who testified at the trial. Mr. Zulich has converted the upper story of the court house, the large jury room, into an engineer's studio and is bus'.ly engaged making copies Of the various exhibits introduced at the trial. These are mostly maps and drawings of the various shafts, tunnels, drifts ani un derground workings cf the mining ground the ownership of which is in dispute. The Iron Cap introduf-ed 31 and the Arizona Commercial 52 such exhibits. rop!c5 of these are requir l by the litig.ints for examination and future use. Mr. ZulWh will be busy three or four dajs. when he expects to return to Oatman. The testimony submitted during this celebrated mining suit, whtn transcribed, will amount to five thou sand folios or half million words. Three skillful stenographers, working in relays of an hour each, were kept' busy for eight days, recording test -mony and are now hard at work transcribing their notes. Silver Belt. Arrest Obliging Bandsman GLOBE John Mrgudich came to the hearing of Severiano Gonzales, charged with violation of the Vol stead law, before V. S. Commissioner J. F. Hechtman yesterday, for the purpose of furnishing bail for his friend in case the commissioner found grounds for holding him for the next term of the federal court. The commissioner did so and fixed Gonzafes bond at 500. Mrgudich qualified for londsman with an air of conscious pride in his fidelity to his neighbor in time of trouble. His manner altered considerably when a warrant charging him with the same offense was read to him and he was promptly put In arrest- Arraigned at once, he pleaded not guilty and his trial was set for December 30, at the request of the prohibition en forcement director for the state, who 'phoned over from Phoenix. Record. Freed by Tapeline TUMA V. Commissioner IT. B." J Farmer yesterday dismissed the com- plaint filed against Judge J. C Jones upon the ground that not sufficient evidence had been introduced to war rant him holding him to the federal court. The evidence as presented was to the effect that three bottles of tequila had been found upon Judge Jones' premises. Judge Jones was accused of knowingly and unlawfully having intoxicating liquor In his pos session. Yesterday when the com missioner went to the Jones rremiFes on Gila street and measured the property it was found that the liquor had not been found on Judge Jones" premises. Judge Jones was accused, of knowingly and unlawfully havin intoxicating liquor in his possession. Yesterday when the commissioner " went to the Jones premises on Gila street and measured the property it j was found that the liquor had not been found on Judge Jones' premises hut upon a neighbor's property. Tha . liquor was some feet over the lino and as no other evidence was Intro duced, the cae v. as dismissed.