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Friday Morning, March 15, 1918.
Our City Affairs
Good for the Citizens Non-Partison
league! It has come out squarely for a
stronger, simpler, straighter system of city
government. It would do away with the
professional politician and office- seeker pie
counter and make the matter of .governing
Bisbee what- it was intended that every
city government should be when the fathers
of this republic laid the foundations of af
fairs in revolutionary days, which is to say,
a business proposition based upon freedom
The basis and strength, yea, the cause of
all republics, is the desire of the people, the
producers, the doers, to be governed by
themselves. This aim is defeated unless
the average citizen, the shopkeeper, the
clerk, the workman, the doctor, lawyer,
artisan, is called to-office directly from his
bench, counter or desk. The man who is
a good workman, a successful shopkeeper,
a skilled doctor, or keen lawyer? is the man
best fitted to administer his city affairs.
The man who works hard in his own be
half has acquired habits of industry suffi
cient to carry him through a term of city
office" with credit. He has pride in himself
and his record that spurs him on. It is a
wise people that select the workers and the
doers to handle their affairs.
That is whr the non-partisan idea has
come to be almost general in the cities and
towns of the United States. The profes
sional politician and office holder has killed
the goose that laid the golden gg of an
easy and fat job. Graft arid incompetency
have come to be proverbial in the affairs
of the cities cf this nation. Hence the grad
ual elimination of party tickets and the
coming of "Citizens" and "Indepedent"
tickets the country over.
However, there are no charges of graft
in Bisbee; no particular scandal in connec
tion with our city affairs. But, neverth
less, the city is sadly in need of a forceful,
progressive, efficient administration.
Strong, successful; representative men
should be drafted, from their business and
their work to do something for their com
munity. Improvements should be made that are
permanent. Most of our city streets are a
joke. They have to.be improved and re
paired three or four times a year. More
money is spent every few years for these
improvements than permanent streets
would cost. Bisbee needs sidewalks ; needs
a parking place for aufos. Needs more
water for yards. Needs more street lights.
Needs cheaper utilities. Needs stricter reg
ulations as regards a half dozen things. Ev
ery citizen who ha3 the good of the city at
heart wishes it to be made a more attractive
place in which to live. Wonders have al
ready been accomplished in this canyon;
but there are wonders yet to do to make it
all that it can and should be made as a
This Non-Partisan league has started
right. It has called safe and strong men
to the front and promulgated a platform
that promises much for the district. Jacob
Erickson, called to run again for mayor,
has already shown himself possessed of the
two imperative attributes for a good mayor,
he has been honest and h has been courag
eous. Plain spoken, seeking not to curry
public favor, simple and direct in all his
public acts, he is just the man to carry on
the work planned by the Non-Partisan
league. And the candidates for council
drafted to serve with him are men with rec
ords behind them. Every one of them will
have to sacrifice his personal affairs and
business to serve on the council, and these
are the kind of men needed right now for
the city's executive body.
This is a rich district. A great volume
of business ebbs and flows in the canyon
The district will grow richer and the busi
ness will grow greater. To keep the cily
up and abreast and worthy of this unex
ampled prosperity is the duty of the cily
government. To govern and improve and
regulate the city for the greatest benefit for
the most people is the ideal that every pub
lic man and institution should seek to at
tain in his trusteeship to his fellow citizens.
The league has started right. It is up to
the people here generally to see that the
work is carried on to a successful accom
plishment After scanning the editorial columns of
a score or more of representative dailies
from all sections of the country. The Re
view is convinced that the president's pol
icy of hands off in Siberia has but little sup
port in America. The situation is' such a3
to demand instant action. Japan should be
asked to throw all the troops she can possi
bly spare into Siberia and wage aggressive
war against the Bolsheviki and German
forces there. They work together, these .
two, the Bolsheviki and the Prussian, and
have been doing so steadily for six months.
Every move they have made in relation to
each other has been the move calculated to
hurt the entente the most. These moves
are too regular and have too much the same
purpose not to be deliberate and the result
of a plan. For the allies to blind their eyes
to the facts is to court disaster. Strike!
Strike now! Strike with the aid of Japan .
through Siberia. It 13 the only effective way
by which the Prussian power can be check
ed in the east at this time. If Japan will
move NOW with her full military force in
to Siberia and wage offensive war upon the
Bolsheviki and the Germans and Austrians.
it will savej a million French, English and
American lives on the western battle front.
It is authoriatively stated that the Cossacks
and the more loyal and intelligent Russians
desire Japanese aid. Anything rather than
sure serfdom under the kaiser.
Elihu Root, than whom there is no great
er American today, greeted the English
archbishop visiting" our shores, with the fol
lowing message of soul-stirring patriotism,
which is sure to find a responsive thrill ar.d
glow in every loyal heart: "We are with
you in heart and soul, in judgment and con
viction; -in purpose and determination,
proud to be with the mien who have shown
the manhood, the heroism, the" high cour
age, the self-devoticn, the willingness to
die for liberty, that the men of Great Brit
ain have shown in these times. We arc
proud that our laws, our system of justice,
our conception of liberty, our customs,
come from these fathers out of whose loins
sprang the men in the trenches upon the
British line. The future of your children
and ours depends upon the same struggle,
for if the Germans' conception of govern
ment in this world is to control, your chil
dren, and ours, will not be free."
Germany still insistes that the United
States has only a division of troops (27,
000 men) in France. But then, this is a big
admission for Germany, as it will be re
membered that when Pershing's first army
went into quarters in France last fall the
Germans claimed that only a battallion
(600 men) of American troops. were in
France. If Germany admits that the Amer
ican army has increased fifty times over
its first strength, then General Pershing
must have a considerable army by this ,
time. The fact is," over a half million
American troops are in France and most
of them will take part in the fighting next'
summer and Germany knows it and is pre
paring her people a little at a time for un
Douglas International: The mining in
dustry in the Chiricahua mountains is show
ing increased activity. During the past year
several new companies have started devel
opment work in the section around the Hill
top properties which has been under de
velopment for four years and which now
is regarded a3 a practically proven mine
with prospects of large production in the
future. Among the newer companies in
that vicinity are the Hilltop Extension, the
Ajax, the Nippers and others. These com
panies are on the east side of the range.
On the west side and in the Dos Cabezas
district there is considerable increased ac
tivity and with the Mascot making regular
shipments of copper ore to the Sasco smelter.
Secretary Baker is on the western front.
He will see a practical demonstration of the
Lewis gun there if he gets close enough to
the firing line.
Trotsky has resigned, but Lenine holds
on still. His Potsdam checks were larger
than those little Trotsky received.
LAID TO m ill
George Roberts, Thirty-six
Years a Resident of District,
Honored By Hundreds Who
A mini's man, material worthy of the
very best traditions of the big hearted.
impulsive, generous, honest through
and through type of the old days, tho
man trying days of the pioneering peri
od in Arizona's isolated metal dis
tricts, was laid to rest yesterday after
noon in Bisbee cemetery.
George Kooerts, was the name. Few
old timers in the Southwest but have
aeard it; not a few but have distinct
occasion to remember It with gratitude
tor many is the one in other days.
Kindlier days, to whom the hand ot
George Kooerts went out in aid in one
way of another and without the left
jand knowing that which the right did.
Hundreds yesterday afternoon as
sembled at the Palace Undertaking
chaoel to pay their last respects and
to join in sorrow of that kind which is
bcrne with the passing of a good
frieud. George Roberts was such with
ail whom he knew who traveled
straight, and he had been the good
friend of many a man whose footsteps
had faltered on the narrow path, and
many he helped back to the right road
None, indeed, might be more worthy
of the gathering of throngs at his bier
and the piling high of flowers, than
this man, and so it was that tht
throng yesterday filled the chapel and
overflowed far Into the street, while
the fiowers were banked high.
George Roberts had been a resident,
of Bisbee for more than 36 years. He
came here from a farm in the middle
west to go to work in the restaurant
cf his sister-in-law. The Can-Can was
the restaurant, and in its door, as she
looked out on Main street to see what
was going on. the proprietress met
her death soon after the arrival of the
young man. the tragedy of her death
being a part of that enacted in-lhe
famed bandit raid upon the camp. Sub
sequently Mr. Roberts settled the af
fairs of the restaurant and engaged in
business for himself.
Later, when the Spanish Americas
war came, he was among the first in
the ranks of the Rough Riders with
Buckey O'Neill's gallant crowd. After
the war he came back to Bisbee and
j reengaged in business. He made ion-
1 ey easily and be disbursed it Just as
readily among those whom he felt
needed it more than he did. He was
never rich, except in friends, although
at various times he was comfortably
situated in worldly goods. At the time
of his death his possessions were rep
resented chiefly in a ranch in the Sul
phur Springs valley. ' upon which he
! hsd soent a good deal of money in de-
velomnent and improvements.
He hid pursued mining to some ex
tent, but mostly through advances to
miors and prospectors who needed
j assistnce to go on with their plans
-iui ;anors. in me course 01 nis con
tact with the industry he gathered ni
the earlier days a remarkable collec
tion of specimens of copper ore, said
to have been one of the most compre
hensive and finest in the country. Up-,
on his retirement frrmrt business sever-
al years ago. he disposed of the great
er part of the exhibit to I. W. Wallace,
in whose possession it now Is. -His
life had its deep griefs and tri
als, but he fought the game bravely
and within himself. His trouliles were
never the burden of others. For his
fallow beings' he always had a cheerv
smile and a warm hand, and in his
passing to the cemetery yesterday
with escort of the Elks and the Frater
nal Order of Eagles, and a host of sor
rowing friends, the . world became
BUT "JUDY O'GRADY AX TI1K COLONEL'S LADY ARE SISTERS
UNDER THE SKIN"
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State and County News Briefs
ETnii Grdcnier. charged with slar-k-laz
was trk?n to Tucson from Will
rci yester:!ay by Deputy Uni'.ed Statea
Marshal S?ielton. Me was bound ove.
ror trial by th-3 United States com
missioner at Willrox. He is from
been known as to be "oif" but not
until of late has he been noticed to
t.e getting worse, and had been stand
ing on street carn-rs annoying parsing
wcm'.n. saying that he loved them,
2nd would srribble an undecipherable
note on a piece of paper handin? it
to them or leaving it on a nearby
' der, but it is objected to because Mex
leans are afraid to come over here U
, work on account of the draft. It the
can be assured immunity from co
scriptiou. it is thought they will tlo
into the valley in large numbers.
Lee O. Woolery of Tonib;tor.e, has
been appointed by County School Superintend-out
Miss Elsie Toles to fill
the unexpired term of Dr. Y. M. Ran
dolph cn the Tombstcntf sch'jol toard.
and Mr. Woolery has taken up his
According to word received, in
Tombstone by Porter McDonald.
Giant Warner, who is in I'mh Sam's
naval medical college at Washington.
D. C. Cornell university at New
York, where he expects to e for some
time. Grant is advancing rapidly,
which is pleasing news to his many
A little girl, who says she la nine
teen years ola but who looks mare
like she is fourteen, covered her face
wi.h lier arms and hands and sobbed;
aioud whan Judge Cunlap of Douglas
sentenced her to three months in the
city jail. The girl. Wene Aberton,
pleaded guilty to petty larceny, and
adn-Jtted she took a nisht gown, some
hese and o'her wearing apparel from
the heme of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Fleischer. 737 Fifth street. She said
her home was In San Francisco, and
that she was marrW there a year ago,
but that her husband had left her.
When she came to Douglas two
mcnths ago s.e was given employ
men", by the Fleischers, who made
the complaint aeainst her.
The student of the meaning of rafi"
meuts might find a deal to spcute
on la the statement of a Con?s
street tobacconist in Tucson, flat
snurt-using is coming to be a distctly
masculine habit. The monthly nu"
consumption of Tucson is sonnin
like two hundred pounds and e de
mand is steadily increasing. sle re"
tailers finding it difficult to k their
Retiring to take a nap at i: o'clock
, Monday, death summoned arles L.
Borgmeyer of New York Citt Chand
ler. The body was found b-- Borg
, meyer at 6 o'clock Mondt evening.
Mr. Borgmeyer. who was pell known
! attorney of New York Cf - came to
I the San Marcos on JaDry 14. He
I was about 40 years of e nd as
noted htot only as an a"ney. but as
i an art critic as well.
W. K. Mead Dies
Adi.-es were received here yester
day on the death of William Kettle
Meade, of Jamestown. Virginia, at his
home in Tomustone. ' He was taken
sick about a week ago with an attack
ot la grappe but was leeling much bet
ter ana was ante to be about until a
day or so ago. when he suffered a re
lapse and was contined to his bed, and
died yesterday morning about l't
o'clock. He was a member of the Co
chise County drafe board having beeu
appointed by Governor Hunt when
Sneriff Harry Wheeler tendered his
W. K. Meade was a pioneer resident
of Arizona and came to the territory
in the seventies 2nd was in the Fres
cott country, later coining down to
'tombstone and then to l'ima county.
He was interested in a number of min
ing properties in the Tombstone dis
trict, an interest In which he still
own-d at the time of his deati as well
as an interest In some properties with
ien Heney in the Swissnelin in our.
tains in this county. At one time he
was worth considerable money add
owned a number of houses in Tucson
and T ombtitone. He was a strong ilem
ocrjt and was appointed as United
States Marshal for the District of Ari
zona under the Cleveland adminlstra
lie was married a number of years
ago but he and his wife separated and
she died a few years aifo. H,e has rel
alivs living in Virginia, who were in
formed of his death and no funeral ar
rangements have been made pending
word from them. The body is being
held at the undertaking parlors of C.
It. Tarlrt-ll in Tombstone pending word
from them. He has many . friends
throughout Arizona who will regret to
heir of his death. He was about sev
cn'.y years, of uv;e
Mue Locb. stenographer in the
department of the commission of sta?
institution, will leave Fhosnix today
fcr Douglas, where sha wi'.l joiu her
bushaad. Mrs. Loeb has been work
ing with the commission ever since
that body has been In office. vVhen
the new commission took orfice she
was l"ld over because of her reuta
tion for excellent work. She is now
censiu'ering an offer to go to Was'i
ington to work for the Red Cross.
On? hundred war orphan boys,
pre leges cf Gen. Calles, now attend-in-
the Cruz Gntvez school at Hermo-j
sillo may spend their vacation in
Agua Piieta bringing their military;
band with them, Mexican Consul Lele
vier has bsen informed. The event
is looked forward to with much in
terest in Asua Frieta. as the young-j
sters will undoubtedly liv-n tip things,
tonsiderably while they are in the
town across the line.
Each of the nf:iety-one members of
the Douglas Cooks and Waiters' Union
are members of the Red Cross, and
l-vo paid their dues to the Douglas
chapter. The Cooks and Walters'
Union has twenty-eight members in
C'.e service, and is preparing to have
a s-rvlce flag with twenty-eight stars
made and hung in the union's head
quarters. The union has resolved to
keep tip its 100 per cent membership
in the Red Cross, and officers of the
Red Cross in appreciation of what the
local is doing, hopes thst all other as
sociations il follow the example of
the cooks and waiters.
S. P. Applewhite, of the J. S. Doug
las office in Douglas, returned Tues
day from business trip t3 New York,
having been aay from home since
the 2Gth day of February. Mr. Apple
white says that everywhere the war
is the supreme cbject of interest in
the east and everybody is awakened
thoroughly to the necessity for making
evcrv sacrifice necessary to Insure
final victory which is confidently ex
pected. The Red Cross work is ev
erywhere noing ah.-'ad with full swing
and the sale of war savings stamps
is just now a'tracttng much attention.
While pleased with the patriotic spir
it he encountered In the ea-st sir Ap
plewhit? would not admit that mora
is being done there than in toe west,
when population and ability is con
sidered. Mr. Applewhite has been
commissioned as secretary of the
local Red Cross to succeed Dr. Wright
who left yesterday for Washington to
enter service in the army medical
corrs. He said that he whs willing to
und-rtake this work, but that it was
to be regretted that the schools of
the city are to lose the service of Dr.
Wright on the school beard and as
secretary of the r.ed Cross chapter.
l.ieiitf nant William C. Knox. ath-
ltic officer of the new Sth cavalry,
lrhou funds to purchase books, base-
ball gloves, bats and halls for the'
r-giment. asks that persons who wis'i
to help the regimental men in tho
new organization pet a start to turn 1
ever to him anything for the soldiers.
As soon as the men reach the reui
ment th athletic orfioer hopes to be
able to provide them wi'h baseball
equipment if they are good players,
ml to also have a regimental library
fi r their use. Charles R. S-ott cave
.cisli t tii regimental athletic
i In the short space oa few minutes
three btraw hats wereeo Sunday af
ternoon on Morley eniie. Nogales.
demonstrating that t vanguard of
spring had arrived. he owners wors
the hats without an apparent embar
rassment and werK'Ten no Tulgar
; stares by other pest"8118- Tn sea
. son is not exactlyriP tor the lighter
hats, but those reless ot the de
mands of vogue H persist in don
ning the gracefuPnn-
s.i n . , - , viA nrpsiitpnt of
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'the Consolidate National bank, yes
' terday announfd his candidacy for di
' rector from izona in the El Paso
branch of thflauas reaerai nesero
j bank district, walker nas oeen in iuc
son about 1 years. He began as a
stenographe for Epes Randolph, later
becoming flief clerk of the Arizona
' Eastern raToad and entered the Con
solidated ink about nine years ago.
i The El Po branch of the bank will
have fro three to seven members,
one eacKrom Arizona. New Mexico
! and weaern Texas, and a manager.
! With the aid of a doublelbarreled
I shotg. George Blendenger held Jack
r. w-,ion aiwmi robber, a captive
- cy j AT 1 ' for nurlv an hour yesterday morning
Brief State Jyotes-. w. h. s;.
couny, "u ut-iuij -
arnd from the Phoenix office to re
lit vi the voung man of his burden.
Wrfden had only a short time previous-
entered the Blendenger home 011
1 tht Grand canal, four and one-half
'in lea northeast of Phoenix, and made
' vav with $70 In cash, it is alleged.
Tie man gained entrance to the house
thout being detected and had effect
ed a temporary escape before the rob
liery was discovered.
Reports from Mayor George Michel
sen of Yuma, who Is sick at a hospital
in Los Angeles, are that there Is no Im
provement In his condition, which is
finally admitted by his triends to bo
The hearing of the petition for an
interlocutory injunction against the
Arizona Corporation Commission, filed
by i:. F. Baker of Globe, will be heard
at L.s Angeles March 16. with Judge
Sawtelle sitting, with two judges ot
the circuit court as a court of appeals.
S T'O'l Friiain'. knonn s Frenchy,"
lor many years a character 'of the
s'reets of Tombstone, was yesterday
committed from tho sup-rior court to
the asylum for t!-e i'lsane at Phoenix,
and will be taken there by the sher
iff's oirice within the next day or two.
"Frer..':?" ti r s iiiiii.r-. r of y-:rs h:ii
Tae Salt River valley is now har
vesting and marketing its largest and
best lettuce crop. Although weather
conditions during the past few days
nave been so:iewh:it adverse to har
vesting the crop. 2-i carloads of th;
vegelalile have already been shippel.
More than 25 additional c.irs will be
ship..H'd before the crop is depleted, it
was announced yesterday.
Paul Schanerburg Is In Phoenix from
Washington. D C, to investigate tho
labor iweda of the valley. One solu
tion ot the great need for more farm
laborers, has been offered, that of
bringing them in from across the bor-
Three thousand dollors worth of
'whisker at bootlegging prices, reposes
in the office of the clerk of the federa.
cou.t at Tombstone, while presumably
hardworking and thirsty attorneys
pass in and out without getting even
The whiskey was found buried Just
outside ot Tucson and was the evi
dence used in the case against Brake
man Orr and McCorkie. As the men
d.u-e discharged, the government Is
awaiting bona fide claim for the whis
key, which of course, could not be
transported through the streets of the
city in anv but official custody, with
out violating the slate law against
transportation of liuuor.
The price of the whiskey Is in boot
legg rs' terms. $".2 per gallon. Therf
are 1i gallons in two barrels ,