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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1919.
THE B I SB EE. DAILY REVIEW
COICI LPUHS
POEIIENTIJ OF
FLOOD DAMAGE
City Escaped By Sheer Good
Luck Saturday, Concensus o
Opinion at Meeting: To Take
Steps for Future Protection
At Its meeting lust night, the city
council decided that steps must be
taken at once to prevent a repetition
of flood da"mage In Tombstone Can
yon, Brewery Gulch and O. K. street,
such as occurred following the cloud
burst In Woods canyon last week. The
concensus of opinion was that the city
escaped more Berious carnage Dy sheer
pood luck and that another flood of
the proportions of that last week
'.might cause immense property loss
George Cobb appeared before the
council and Drotested aeainst an nrlrii
tion which had been built out into the
waterway on the Valentine Stocks cot
tage in Tombstone canyon. This ad
dition, he said, narrowly escaped be
ing washed Into the stream last week
ana, haa it aone so the water would
have backed up and, washed his own
and a number of other houses , out.
City Engineer Halleck was instrnofpd
, to advise the owners that the addition
must be removed and that if they fail
to do so the council will take action
to condemn the property.
' Chief of Police Kempton, whose
property also was damaged by the
. flood, urged the necessity of a retain
ing wall being constructed and said he
and his neighbors were willing to bear
half the cost. His request was refer
red to the city engineer and the street
committee to Investigate and make
'recommendations to the council.
The council adopted City Engineer
Halleck's recommendation that the al
ley back of O. K. street be concreted
to prevent flood damage. The matter
of a new curb on Tombstone'avenue in
connection with the naving also came
up. City Engineer Halleck reported the
present curb Is badly broken and Is
out of line, but said a new one would
cost $4000. He was Instructed to In
vestigate and report at the next meet
ing on the possibility of repairing the
old curb.
. A committee of six from Mason's
addition asked that a road be built tip
the hill to their houses, but Mayor
Erlckson said they were too late, the
budget for the year having been
adopted. The road would cost about
f 4000. The matter was referred to the
city engineer and the street commit
tee. The mayor and councilmen said
thev recognized the need for the road
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111 mat nriiuu auu DUK6CSICU mat pro-! ("Jjuuc n oo icByuilMum lUi
vision for It be made in next year's fine fridge going out,-1." C. E. Adams,
151 OUT OF
$30,000 BRIDGE
CAUSE OF ROW
Who's To Blame For Benson
Mishap? Some Officials Are
Asking; No One, It Was Act
Of the Almighty, Says Adams
Charges and counter-charges flew
thick and fast yesterday as a result of
the flood of Sunday washing out the
new $,iu,uuu concrete bridge across
the San . Pedro river near Benson.
That the bridge could have been
saved had the proper precautions been
taken was the view of many, while
others aeciareJ that evervthinir nni.
sible was done to safeguard the struc
ture, but that nothing could have
withstood the force of th ct roam
that poured down the San Pwi rr
many hours before the bridge finally
collapsed.
It is Drobable that
investigation will determine whether
anyone was to blame. Meantime a
temporary structure is being built
across the river and the wnrlr .rst rrn.
structing another adequate -bridge
to cost fully as much as the one
wrecked will be starts
possible.
A local effect of the hHH
lapse was a shortage of vegetables in
the Warren district
of the produce consumed in this sec
tion comes from- farms the other Bide
of the San Pedro crossing and since
the bridge went out farmers have
been unable to cross the stream with
their produce. A Chinama
big load of garden "truck" wna ronArt.
ed on his way in from Tombstone yes
terday afternoon and this should help
to reduce the shortage. Tt ia .
pected that the temporary bridge will
eoon oe up so tnat vehicles may again
cross the stream, which is still high.
The Benson bridge was one nf the
finest structures of its kind in the
county and was built under the direc
tion of County Highway Engineer J.
C. Ryan when the latter was county
engineer. Mr. Ryan for a month nast
had been urging that a few hundred
dollars ba SDent in hauline- exavpl to
divert the stream, or that the bridge
wouiu go out.
The business men of Benson also
had asked that steDs be taken to safe
guard the bridge. Considerable brush
naa been hauled In the Dast few davs
and Dlaced as a. buttress arainst the
stream, but they proved inadequate to
avert tne wrecK wnen the flood reach
ed its height.
When asked vesterdav over thp
on;; tlisv.ir.Cc- telephone at Tombstone
whether anyone was resDonsible for
budget. Elwood G. Llmnrecht. JT.' T.
Chance and C. R. Bell spoke in behalf
of the road. .
The water department reported the
reservoir now nearly full and a new
base ordered for the city pump, to re
place the broken one. .
Fire Chief B. M. Norton Tenorted no
fires during the month of July .a new
record for Bisbee. On motion, of
Councilman McDonald he was instruct
ed to report at the next meeting nn
his trip east to the convention of fire
cnieis.
The city, marshal reported collec
tions during the month of $6,197.77
and Police Judge Hogan reported fines
of $662 collected.
Dr. R. B. Durfee reported the condi
tion of the water good despite the re
cent floods. There was was case of ty
phoid during the month, that of a child
irora xuma. wnicn recovered.
Reports by the finance committee
anu tne city neaitn officer were
adopted. The sexton Teported 12 fun
erals during the month.
Mayor Erlckson said he had notified
the board of supervisors that a heat
ing plant must be installed In the new
jail.
Police Judge Hogan was granted a
two weeks' vacation.
The budget for the . next year was
adopted at a special meeting of the
council Monday night.
After disposing of its routine busi
ness the council went into executive
session last night.
Warren-Bitulithic
Winning Fame In .
; Road Construction
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The widespread use of Warren-Bitulithic
for street and road construction
is a flattering tribute to American
brains and engineering skill. This
type is exclusively an American inven
tion and Is in general use In over 500
cities and counties of America.' For
eign countries are making greater use
of , it every year and an American
abroad motoring through city or coun
try 'will soon feel at home riding on
this familiar construction.
In ' compounding a bituminous
cement that would hold stone, despite
the vibration produced by traffic, and
be waterproof, the inventor solved
the problem that had baffled earlier
road engineers. (Vibration and water
being the chief cause of failures of
roads.)
The selection of the proper sizes
quantity and quality of stone required
considerable experimenting. This con
dition, however, was successfully met
and this type of construction laid and
spread while hot and then thoroughly
compressed by rolling, produces a den
sity that withstands all wear of
heavy traffic. The adaptability of this
type is well illustrate! here in Ari
zona. Its success in Flagstaff at 30
below zero and In Phoenix and Yuma
where the temperature rises to 112 is
sufficient to explain its world wide
use.
Reports from the interior of Ronora
tell of washouts on the Southern Pa
cific of Mexico between Guaymas and
Mazatlan, causing the passenger trains
eouth bound to be held at Guaymas.
chairman of tha board of supervisors
saia mat nothing could have saved it.
"Everyone knows that we have had
imprecedented rains and high water
in the past few weeks," Mr. Adams
sail. "The bridge was bdilt under the
direction or Mr. Ryan, then our coun
ty engineer, and was a splendid struc
ture. , it was a credit to Mr. Ryan
and would , have. been a credit to any
engineer. But nothing could have
stood against . the flood in the San
Pedro river that washed it out. Ev
ery reasonable precaution was taken
to safeguard it. No one was re
sponsible for its collapse but the Al
mighty, who sent the rains and the
floods against it."
Mr. Ryan was in Douglas yesterday,
superintending the work on the Doug-las-Bisbee
highway. About four miles
of It have been paved. A large force
of Indians has been obtained to re
lieve the. labor shortage, and rush
the work to completion.- Work on the
Lowell end of the. road also will be
pushed. - -
CHANGES ARE ALREADY MADE
Never again in bookselling history
will there be such extraordinary
changes in map-makers' pages.
Everybody is willing to acknowledge
that the old atlas is out of date.- This
Is what the official magazine of the
bookselling industry said in a recent
editorial. Ana immediately following
came tne "New Atlas of the World,"
which is now being distributed by
The Bisbee Daily Review. The new
colored maps in this new atlas are
all changed in accordance with the
peace terms. N
CONSTIPATION
And Sour Stomach Caused Till
Lady Much Suffering. Black
Draught i RelieTed.
Meadorsville, Ky. Mra. Pearl Pat.
rick; of tb.li place, writes: "I wu
very constipated. I had soar itomacn
and was so uncomfortable. I went to
the doctor. Ha gave me tome pilla.
They weakened me and seemed to
tear op my digestion; They would
Tripe mi and afterwards It seemed
I was more constipated than before.
I aeard of Black-Draught and de
cided to try it I found it Just what 1
needed. It was an easy laxative, and
not bad to swallow. My digestion soon
Improved. I got well of the sour stom
ach, my bowels soon seemed normal,
no more griping, and I wonld take a
dose now and then, and was la good
shape.
X cannot say too much for Black.
Draught for It Is the finest laxative
one can use."
Thedford's Black-Draught has foi
many years been found of great value
In the treatment of stomach, liver and
bowel troubles. Easy to take, gentle
and reliable fn lta action, leaving no
bad after-effects. It has won the nr&lM
f thousands of people who have used
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TEST CASE ON
PAGE THREE
WITNESSES IN
DEPORTATIONS
Judge Lockwood refuses To
0. K. Expenses of Indigents,
But Supervisors Do So; To
Test Legality of Payments
What promises to be an interesting
test case, arising out of the deporta
tion cases now being tried in Doug
las, developed yesterday afternoon,
wnen tne matter or payment of ex
penses of indigent witnesses came up
Derore the Board of Supervisors, in
session in 'Tombstone.
A number of claims aggregating
something more than $500 were filed
with the board for payment, approved
hy the county attorney, but not bear
ing the O K of Judge Lockwood of
the Superior court, the court an
nouncing that following his policy ot
tne past six years, he would not ap
prove "any allowance for payment, ot
expenses incurred in - the justice
court, the law leaving the matter to
his discretion, and in view of this
suggested to the board that the mat
ter be brought up in the form of a
test case to test the law.
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rouowing juage ixck wood's ac
tion; the supervisors', Chairman
Adams and Member Roberts present.
decided to allow the payment of the
demands, totaling about $500, with
the exception of one, that of Bert
Perry for $27, w;hi.ch was held up.
Perry will now, through his attorneys,
file a case in the Superior court to
mandamus the board to pay the
amount, it is said, and in this way
the test case is expected to be
brought up at once for decision. It
is expected the matter will reach
court about next week, when Judge
MdAlister will be here to sit on the
local bench. Judge Lockwood natur
ally being disqualified.
The supervisors, in a statement
yesterday afternoon, said that rather
than hold up the warrants of the In
digent witnesses in the cases they
would be glad to assume the respon
sibility of the payment of the sum
ranging near $500, at least until the
matter is settled in the courts. Judge
Lockwood, speaking for himself,
stated that he. merely followed out
his policy during, the past six years
of paying only for those cases arising
in the Superior court, and did not
believe It policy to approve demands
for expense arising in the justice
courts, of which he knew nothing. He
said he would, however, protect the
supervisors to the extent of the $500
paid out by them, by making a spe
cial court order should the decision
be adverse in the test case.
The board, however, felt that in
paying the demands, they were doing
the proper thing, and naturally as
sumed responsibility on themselves
rather than allow the matter to hang
fire, since one test case would settle
the affair. The decision will" be
awaited with interest.
The board yesterday afternoon also
approved the plans of Architect Hirt9,
for the vault and toilet additions to
the courthouse and for the aseptic
tanks for the county hospital at
Douglas, and ordered bids to be ad
vertised, for construction. They also
announced that as soon as the rainy
weather subsides, and the San Pedro
river goes down. County Engineer
Smith will make an investigation of
the Benson bridge, and work of re
building will be started.
Bisbee High School Alumni Association
Loan Plan Is Unique in United States
The Bisbee High school alumni
association has the distinction of
being the only organization of 'its
kind in the United States to main
tain a loan fund for the benefit of
members who wish to continue
their scholastic work in college
andwho lack the necessary means.
There are a number of college
alumni associations which main
tain loan funds for the benefit of
their members, but Bisbee has the
only high school organization
which does so. ,
The fund is controlled by the
president of the school board, the
superintendent of the city school
and the president of the alumni
association. There Is now about
$2000 in the fund, which has been
raised in various ways, fron? sub
scriptions, dues, voluntary gifts,
dances and entertainments of var
ious kinds. -
Already the fund has resulted in
three members being assisted
through colleges in w hich they k
have won degrees. One young
man who obtained the appoint
ment to the naval academy ws
without funds to make the trip
and provide his equipment and the
association lent him $300.
When applications for loans are
made, the applicant's request is
investigated and if found worthy
the needed sum is lent to him on
his note at 4 per cent interest. The
Bisbee experiment Is being watch
ed with unusual interest by edu
cators. 4
A $5,000.00 stock for you to select
from for that printing Job. Phone 39,
NOTICE
Second Annual. Pawn Brokers
Sale on Unredeemed Watches, Dia
monds, Shot Guns, Rifles, Revol
vers, etc.
United Loan & Jewelry Co.
Brewery Gulch
A Man
Can Borrow
Money on
What He
Puts Into
A Home
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He Can't on
What He
Pays Out
For Rent
Bisbee Lumber
Company
(Incorporated)
E. MARKS, Manager
Lowell Car Stop Phone 25
Feline and Chicken
War -Up to Jury
The cat and. 'chicken war which
ha8 disturbed the calm of Warren is
still -raging bitterly and is to be de
cided by a Jury trial Thursday morn
ing a 10 o'clock. Edward Martin,
Who. it is alleeed v;n0,i
Persian tat belonging to Stewart
vram, appeared berore Justice of the
Peace J.L. Winters yesterday after
noon in Lowell on a charge of dis
charging firearms within the city
limits of Warren and demanded a
trial by a jury of his peers. Martin
claimed the cat' had been killing
chickens belonging to himself and!
neighbors. 1
E. A. Putnam Back ;
From Y Meeting
E. A. Putnam, secretary of the Y.
M. C. A., returned yesterday from
Estes Park, Colo., where he has been
attending a national conference of
secretaries. Mr. Putnam reports a
delightful trip and a highly profitable
gathering. He and Mrs. Putnam will
leave Thursday for a vacation trip to
Colorado.
E. V. Thompson, boy's secretary ot
the Y. M. C. A., is expected back
from Estes 'Park today. A large
luncheon in honor of his return home
will be given at the "Y" on Saturday
noon.
TO FOI W
TEAM LEAGUE
The . Lowell . baseball club having
been reorganized, strengthened and
placed under new management, steps
are now under way to form a four
club league to be composed of the
Bisbee and Lowell teams, the First
Cavalry and the Nineteenth Infantry.
The proposed league has met with en
thusiastic approval on the part of the
local "fans"- and it is believed a good
series of games can be arranged for
the remainder of the season.
The Lowell club is now under -the
management of Bert Whaling, who
has entered upon his ' duties with
plenty of "pep" and who has his men
out for daily practice. Whaling suc
ceeds G. D. Pittman, now in the Texas
oil fields. Among the new players
who have joined the team are Duke
LeBeaud, Leo Hines, John McAlpine
and W. Gallego of El Paso, who have
been playing with some of the rastest
teams in the Pass City.
The rejuvenated Lowellites will
have their first try-out next Sunday,
when they will meet the crack First
Cavalry team from Douglas et the
Warren grounds. The First Cavalry
has twice humbled the Bisbee team.
Last Sunday Lowell lined up with the
Bisbee Cubs at Warren but rain stop
ped the game in the second inning, so
the "fans" will have their first oppor
tunity to see what the reorganized
team can do next Sunday.
The Lowell team will also arrange
(WISES
ICE Of B
ON ROAD WORK
In order to help meet the problem
of the soaring cost of living the board
of supervisors in session at Tomb
stone yesterday afternoon decided to
raise the pay of all employes on the
county roads from $4 to $4.50 a day.
The measure was introduced by Su
pervisor Charles M. Roberts and
Chairman I. C. E. Adams made a
strenuous effort to have the 'figure
raised to $5 a day.
J. M. Sparks, the otheer member of
the board, was absent. After Chair
man Adams had offered to toss a
coin with Roberts to see whether the
amount should be $4.50 or $5 and Rob
erts had refused, Adams yielded and
the figure was adopled at. $4.50.
The raise is retroactive to August
1 and carries a clause that the $4.50
scale applies only so long as commodi
ties and necessities remain at their
present figure. If the cost of living
goes any higher, the road employes
will get another raise.
some games with Bisbee, against
which it so far has en unbroken rec
ord of victories. The regular Bisbee
team will play the Nineteenth Infar
try at Douglas next Sunday.
The habits of automobile picnickers
who throw empty tin cans and bottles
around promiscuously will need to be
corrected when airplaning becomes
popular.
M SALE OE SBTO MUSIC
Wednesday and Thursday, August 6th and. 7th
i 1,000 Pieces to Select From
Bargain Booth
(o
(7l) Per cpy
Ballads, Comic Songs, Classical and Instrumental
; LOTS OF EASY PIECES FOR BEGINNERS
Select Your Piece and We Will Play it Over for You on the Piano
HAT SALE--BISBEE AD L0WEL
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Straws and Panamas
THESE PRICES ARE SO UNUSUAL THAT WE EXPECT THIS DEPARTMENT TO BE CROWDED TO
' : . CAPACITY. " - ! '.
$2.50 Hats, Sale Price .......$1.25 $5.00 to $6.50 Hats, Sale Price...
$3.00 Has, Sale Price ......$1.95 $7.00 to $7.50 Hats, Sale Price.
$3.50 to. $4.00 Hats, Sale Price... .....$2.45 $10.00 Hats, Sale Price
V . ! , $13.50 Hats, Sale Price......:..:...............; .....'...$8.95 .
.$3.95
$4.15
.$6.95
FINAL
CLEANUP
On Light Weight Summer Suits
See Our Window Display
PALM BEACH, MOHAIR, KOOL CLOTH, LINEN AND IN FACT ALL SUMMER WEIGHTS ARE NOW
FINALLY PRICED. ALL SIZES IN THIS SALE, ALTHOUGH NOT EVERY SIZE IN EACH STYLE.
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