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WEEKLY J.OORNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, ARPIL 27, 1921
PA0E FIVE IT' ON HASSAYAMPA ENDS BIG (From Thursday's Dally) The body of Charles J. McNulty, well known Prescott .raining man, was found where, it was believed, he had fallen at the edge of Hassa yampa river, about one mile from his cabin, by Deputy Sheriff Murray and William Baird late yesterday afternoon. Murray sent word by one of the residents of the Copper creek dis trict to the sheriff's office, and about 8 o'clock, Sheriff Davis accompanied Coroner Charles H. McLanc tp the scene to bring in the body and gather what evidence was available as to the cause of death. The search that had occupied SO men two days was at an end. McNulty's failure to come into Prescott early this, week led his wife, who lives here, to make a trip to the mining claim. There she found evi dences tending to show that her hus band had not been at the cabin for several days. She returned to town and reported the matter to the sheriff and next morning deputies and many volunteers began a systematic search. Long, Hard Search Nrarlv half a hundred men. col- tmteers from this city, participated in the two-day search. The day was organized by the party, and while some of the men went into the hills, others kept in the canyons, and it was arranged that all should return to the McNulty cabin at 4:30 to make the trip back to Prescott. Among those who were on duty yesterday were R. J. Chaplin, M. R. Topp, Jim Morrell, Robert Goff, Bobby Birch, Fay Harbeson, Tom and Amos Simmons, Carson Miller, the Pierce brothers, Jim Murray, William Baird, C. E. Gentry, Jim McGowan, Ernest Rork, R. Stone, "Frank Ritzcl, Bob, Sid and Slim Birch, Bud Fitzmaurice, Bob Daley. Bob Hartin, Walter Budweiser, Wal ter Neidcrcr, Walter Pruitt, Barney Smithy Jim. Crutchfield, Jack Adams. Charles Worthen, Jack Fitzgerald, Leonard Born, Mark Dutro, Ed Rob erts, W. H. Hciser, Frank Heisler, Bob Griffith, Sam Jenkins, Julius Jacoby, John Stcbbins, Ben Silver man and J. E. Bagley. Part of the men were mounted, but most .of them toiled over the rough ground all day afoot and rc ,, turned ..tired out in the late after noon. The spirit in which the friends and associates of Charles McNulty left their work and sought his body was remindful of olden times when tragedies of the hills were more fro quent, and when being left alone on some little-visited mining claim was more dangerous than it is now. (Journal-Miner Capital Bureau) PHOENIX, April 19. The use of the motorcycle as an adjunct in highway maintenance is suggested in a letter which the state highway de partment has sent to county boards of supervisors, calling attention to the fact that a number of Harlcy Davidson and Indian machines have been allotcd to Arizona under the orovisions of the Kahn bill providing for the distribution of surplus war equipment to the .states. These machines, it is pointed out, might be used to good advantage in patroling roads, and in police work. They can be had by the counties by payment of the freight charges which reduces the cost to about one-fifth of the price usually charged. The department has turned down an offer from the government of 140 standard bicycles, as it docs not have .much use for this equipment. The department is materially restricting the amount of federal equipment ow ing to lack of funds. In this connection it will he re called that the legislature indefinite ly postponed a bill which would have given the department $200,000 to re imburse it for expenditures madc during the last two years in secur ing something like $2,000,000 worth of war equipment. Recent word from Idaho is to the effect that the legislature there pass ed a similar measure, and added $200,000 to the exchequer of the highway authorities to take care of shipments during the coming two years. In most of the other states, appropriations were made to cover the expense of securing such equip ment. BIRTH OF GIRL ! There was born to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Fenncr a baby girl of seven pounds at the Mercy hospital Fri day. Mrs. Fenncr and child arc do ing well. -RAIL CHIEF DIES CHI.CAGO, April 19. Marshall M. Kirkman, former vice-president of the Chicago & Northwestern rail road, died of apoplexy yesterday. He was 79 years old. ITDRCYCLES ' ON ROAD IRK I IT DEPUTIES POSSE'S SEARCH HOSPITAL DAY AT POST; CAN'T ATTEND (From Wednesday's Daily) In reply to an invitation sent by the Yavapai county chamber of com merce and by Major Robert H. Stanley, of Whipple Barracks, to Governor Thomas E. Campbell, re questing his presence at Whipple on National Hospital day, May 12th, the governor states: "Referring to your letter of the 15th instant, am' glad to note that National Hospital day is to be ob served at Whipple Parracks and trust that the occasion will afford an opportunity for a more general appreciation on the part of the pub lic of what the hospitals are doing. "I would be very glad to accept your invitation to come to- Prcscptt I on that day, but according to pres- jent plans I will be leaving here 'about the first of May for Wash ington and will not return until after the middle' of the month, so that it will not be possible for me to com ply with your request. Thanking you for your thoughtfulness in this matter, I remain, with kind personal regards, sincerely yours (signed) Thomas E. Campbell, governor." William John Taylor, of Clark dale, Alleges Cruel Treatment and Vile Language in Action for a Divorce (From .""edncsday's Daily) Alleging that his wife, Mary Les lie Taylor; has during their residence tat Clarkdale, been guilty of excesses, cruel treatment and outrages against him, William John Taylor, of Clark dale, yesterday filed an action for divorce in the superior court. j Taylor alleges in his complaint UldL un uuiucruub UC&4S1U1IS, HIS 'wife has called Aim vile und ohsccne names and continuously cursed and swore at him; that her mother, com ing to live with them, adopted a similar attitude and pursued a similar course, .even on one occasion slap ping his face, and on another threat ening to kill him "like a yellow dog" if he ever crossed her path. This is stated to have occurred in Oc tober or November, 1920. 1 It is further alleged by Taylor that his wife and mother-in-law al lotted him for his use but one room of the house in which they were all living, and the use of the kitchen stove on which to cook his meals, and that on the 14th of this month, the two women took all of the furni ture and fixtures of the house, ex cept the kitchen stove, a bureau and ja couple of chairs, and left the place. His wife, Taylor alleges, has since remained away. I The plaintiff asks for the custody of the three-year-old daughter, on the ground that his wife is not a fit person to have charge of the child, and asks that attorneys' fees for the action be paid out of $3,500 com munity property he accumulated be fore entering the army in 1918 and which he gave into his wife's cus tody at that time. WILLIAMSON FILL (From Wednesday's Daily, Ground on the 2,250-foot earth fill which begins actual construction c f the Williamson valley irrigation pro ject was begun yesterday 'by men and teams under the super-, ision of R. V. Caldwell of Phoenix, contrac tor who will supervise the erection of the dam. Men handling 50 teams began work yesterday. Following completion of the fill, work will be begun immediately on the construction of the 750-foot con crete dam to be erected on the pro ject. It was announced yesterday by. the Williamson Val,lcy Farms Compaq-, owners of the project, that construction of the dam will be let on a separate contract. Equipment for the work on the fill has been moved out, to the site in the Williamson valley .by Cald well, from the Del JRio station, where it was unloaded. With' equip ment on the spot, work will go. ahead steadilv jintil the fill is com- rletfrl if wris: ctnlpft liv fnlrlwpll J 1 J " "J ....... CflDELTT, ABUSE ! SHEI AS BASIS ! FOR SEPARATION If RANGE HIDES IRK SET FOR this mm National Grazing Inspector,, Ar riving in This City Saturday, Will Begin Appraisals on the iPrescott Forest (From Thursday's Daily) With the arrival here Saturday of ' C. E. Ratchford, inspector of grazing on the national forests, working out of the Washington office of the for est service, work on range appraisals pn the PrescotJ forest will begin immediately, it was stated yesterday bv local forest service authorities, following receipt of a wire announc ing Ratchford's arrival Saturday. When Inspector Ratchford begins the appraisal of the Prescott forest ranges', he will be beginning range appraisal for the- entire southwest district, the Prescott forest having been selected as the point In this district in which to begin tho work. Ratchford will probably start on the Walnut Creek district. The work will be carried on by the local for est office. Range appraisals over the national forests have been decided upon by the forest service .in order to pre pare for a more equitable adjust ment of grazing fees, with .regard to the commercial value of the ranges. It is expected that the work will re quire .'considerable tunc, November 1, 1922, being grj'en yesterday as the date on which the field work is ex pected to be completed. i t hollowing field work, the ctnmer- cial value of the ranges will be clc tcrmincd upon the basis of the data gathered, the forest service autliori ties working together with the stock men. It is expected that the new rates determined by the range ap praisals and the working out of range values will go into effect about April 1, 1924. . ' TO BE 1ST 21 Chairman E. A. McSwiggin of Elks Committee and his As sistants Begin Work on Prin cipal Fete of Spring Season First activities of committeemen in preparation for the Elks May Day ball, the chief 'Social event of the spring season here, we're announced yesterday by Chairman E. A. Mc Swiggin of the lodge's committee. The date will he May 2. Music and decorations this year will be beyond the ordinary, in keep ing with the tradition that this func tion has established through long years. From now until the evening of the. ball, a numerous committee will be at work to insure its success. On the evening of May Day, the Prescott lodge takes charge of the hall and the festivities last until far into the night. It is expected the crowd this year will surpass that of every previous event, for during the past few months, the lodge member ship has been augmented by over 200, and those who have attended these balls in .the past know that they draw -the largest crowd tliat as sembles on a dance floor here. Music will be in the hands of the Misses Tully, now well established in Yavapai county as premier artists in orchestral work. DEATH OF MISS MOORE (From Wednesday's Daily) Friends of Miss Florence Moore, who has been living in Prescott for some time with her mother, Mrs. Nellie Moore, were shocked to learn of her death, occurring at 5:25 Sun day morning. Miss Moore was a well liked mem ber of the community; coming here with hex mother from Rupert, Idaho. She w-as a graduate nurse1 of St. Vincent's hospital in Portland, Ore. Mrs. Moore left Prescott yesterday afternoon, accompanying the remains to Pocatello, Idaho, where interment will take place. With Miss Moore at the time of her death were her mother and Miss Jane Garvin, of Portland, Ore., a friend and class-mate of the deceased who came to Prescott to care for her. Miss Garvin is accompanying il,rs. Moore to Pocatello. Following funeral services, which will be held at Pocatello Friday, Mrs. Moore will return to Rupert, Idaho, Miss Garvin returning to Portland. SUB-LET TERRITORY Contract of 'salclof the, sales 'terri tory of Texas , to Lcc B'lyhop and Bob Darnell, was announced, yester- day by Bob Birch and Frank Tay- lar, holders of thc distributors' .rights to the Butler pump for Fords, I the brain. Thc Detroit News also satisfactory tests of wliidl were con-l reports a number of cures effected (luctcd here last week. Tjic consid- by the removal of a brass rail that cration is said to have included S was pressing against thc foot. Kan large cash payment sas City Star. DISCOVERY OF THE BODY CAME AFTER " HARD DAY IN HILLS Deputy Sheriff Murray and Wil liam Baird found the body of Charles J. McNulty partly in the Hassayam pa river late yesterday afternoon a'iid,'sume ful1 responsibility for. flood sent word to Prescott in order toidan,aSc which may 'result from the inform the authorities. The discov ery took place about 5 o'clock and by 8 o'clock, Sheriff Davis and Cor oner McLane and others had started cd down n the case of the city of for the scene in order to arrange an;Gloue against Gccrge E. and Frank inquest. jW. Shute and Julius A. Pinyan, The body was reported to havejowncrs of the Palace garage, been found about one mile from lie-', T,,e Earagc brought suit in super Nulty's cabin. He had apparently j ior court against the city, based on stretched himself at full , length .in I thc fact that goods kept in storage order to drink from the' stream. '.His were 'damaged by the flood which. hat. weighted with a' rock, lav be - .side him and in one hand he was said to have held a prospector's pick. The large search party had combed the hills and. gullies on the opposite side of the cabin from thc Hassa yampa and was planning today to resume its search toward the stream. Murray and Baird, mounted, had covered more territory and had cir cled down toward thc creek when they came upon the body. Thousands of Acres of Land Sur rounding Prescott Could Be Turned to Agricultural Road to Yavapai Prosperity , (From Thursday's Daily) Has Prescott an, embryo Imperial valley at its doors without realizing it? This is. thc question brought up here yesterday by discussion of the Hassayampa alfalfa farms and thc new Williamson valley farms pro ject. At a time when the two prin cipal industries of Yavapai county, copper and cattle, arc to all immed iately practical purposes at a stand still, Yavapai has a rich undeveloped agricultural wealth, lose at hand, ac cording to Supervisor W. W. Midg lcy, who returned yesterday from a visit to the alfalfa farms. Supervisor Midgley said that thc 35 or 40 ranchers who have settled on the farms 'have turned what was once practically a -desert iijto land as productive as any in the Salt River or Imperial valleys.. There arc 2,538 acres now un,der cultivation in this district, and yielding abundant crops, whose quality was clearly demonstrated by the many ribbons won by the Little Chino valley farmers at thc N. A. State fair last year. One thousand acres arc plant ed to alfalfa. It is stated fipon au thoritative information that more al falfa was raised and shipped from thc alfalfa farjhs last year than from thc entire Salt River vallc3 Paul Lodge, who is interested in development projects in this county, last night seconded Supervisor Midg ley's estimate of the alfalfa farms and their commercial value to Pres cott and Yavapai, as did others. Though at present rather quiet, due to the shut-down in Jerome, dairy ing holds a prominent place in the activities of thc farms. However, this is, or should be, but the beginning of large agricultural developments in this, county, accord ing to those who arc in a position to know. With work under way on the construction of thc Williamson val ley farms project damsite, a part of the area available for agriculture will be tapped. And it is Supervisor Midgley's belief that enough arable land extends in thc vicinity of this city to provide Prescott with a rich agricultural background which would in time rival thc famed Imperial valley. Witli the construction of thc Ash Fork-Prcscoti. highway, to be begun when funds from the county's mil lion and half dollar bond issue is made available, the alfalfa farms will be directly linked with Prescott on! a main highway. The road will run' right through the farms. There arc ALFALFA FARMS POINT If TO WEALTH. SAID hundreds of arable acres adjoining Word has reached the sheriff's of tha farms, it is stated. Water is fice that an offense had been corn- right at hand in Lake Watson, in which 8,000 acre-feet arc impounded. According to Supervisor Midgley, thc farms is producing today more alfalfa than was produced in the Imperial valley twelve years ago. It is expected that with completion of thc Williamson -allcy farms pro jeet an immense stimulus will be given to agriculture, not only in that valley, but m the Little Chino as well, thus giving Yavapai resources far more stable than cither copper or cattle. WATCH' YOUR STEP A drunkard of long standing has been reformed by an operation which 'removed a bone that nrcsseil nirainst FLOOD CONTROL J CIVIC STUDY (Journai-jiiner Capital Bureau) rnuiifiiA, Aprir ;u. Cities snoulu relram from attempting to curb the waterways which pass thru their limits, unless they want to as- use of the artificial channel. This appears to be the moral pointed in a supreme court decision just hand- iraSed down Oak street m the sum mer of 1919. Some time before, it seems, the city had put in a flume! to carry thc waters of' McCormick wash. This channel was inadequate, it was alleged, and the city, because it had built the flume, was respon sible for the damage. So argued thc attorneys for thc plaintiffs and so decided thc jury which brought in a verdict of $1,400. Immediately thc city took an appeal. In a comprehensive opinion, af firming the action of the lower court in warding judgment against the city, Judge A. C. Baker cites a num ber of rulings in similar cases, one from the Alabama supreme cour.t reading as follows: "A city has no more right to plan or create an unsafe and dangerous condition in one of its public streets than it has to plan or create a pub lic nuisance, and it may bp added that it has no such right in respect to creation and maintenance of drain? and sluices that arc insuf ficient and damaging to abutting property." With reference to thc Globe case, the opinion says: "It appears to be a clear case of negligent interference with a natural stream. The drain was too small to carry thc water, rubbish, etc., which comes down thc wash in thc time of a freshet, and as a consequence the drain became clogged, water over flowed, and flooded thc premises. "Clearly thc city was guilty of a positive act of wrong doing. It is true the city had a right to build thc drain but it had no right to commit what was practically a tres pass upon thc plaintiff's premises. A municipality has no greater right than an individual to divert waters of a natural stream by means of an insufficiently constructed drain or other artificial channel and thereby damage the property of abutting owners." STILL AND BILLS TO INGREDIENTS E1B1S CA (Pram ThnvKilnv's. Ufciilv) Antonio Gerhas, said to be a Sla - vonian, was taken to thc comity jail yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Jim Cook, along with a huge milk can, a set of copper tubes and many gal lon vessels of white mule. Sheriff Davis and County Attorney Sullivan questioned Gcrbas and later it was indicated he had admitted ownership of the apparatus and its products. An interesting exhibit in connec tion with the case was a set of re ceipted invoices made out at a local grocery 'store for corn meal, sugar and' yeast, which the officers said were thc ingredients from which the liquor was made. STATUTORY CHARGE FOR J. HERNANDEZ A second case involving a statu tory charge against a Mexican was recorded in the county's annals yes terday when Jesus Hernandez, who gave his age at 47, was booked at the sheriff's office. A 16-ycar-oId girl, giving the name of Guadalupe Garcia, was retained bv thc authori- tics as the principal witness. mittcd bv Hernandez and he was ar- rested late Tuesday night and lodged in the jail. Thc girl was placed under thc care of thc matron, Mxs. Lowry. Thc other case involves J. Mcn doza Montcros as principal and a young white girl. LICENSED 'TO WED Marriage licenses were issued yes terday tp Ernest L. Crouch, and Mac L. .' Walker, both of P,hocliix, and Alfied J.t Gaske and Virgjiiia .Cum mings of Prescott. ''!"', ,' CRUCH-WALKER At the Methodist parsonage at 7? o'clock Emcst L. Crouch and Mac L. Walker, Phoenicians, were mar- ried by Rev. O. M. Andrews, pastor of the church. J FAIRFIELD HAS ONE RANK OPEN j Deposit Slips With Deferred In stallment Payments Arranged to Save Peoria Bank; Central Bank Outlook Brighter (Journal-Miner Canjtal Bureau) PHOENIX, April 20. Under a plan of reorganization which has been approved by Chas. W. Fairfield, state bank superintendent' and aud itor, the Exchange bank of Peoria is to open its doors today. An increase has been made in the bank's surplus, though not in its capital. Thc depositors have sign ed an agreement to accept certifi cates of deposit, payable 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 mouths after Aoril 1. each ; payment representing a fifth part of the original deposit. The plan for thc reopening of thc Central bank of Phoenix is still meeting with favorable consideration, and it is stated on good authority that thc bank will reopen shortly, without the necessity of going thru an expensive receivership. PRICE PEAK IS Corporation Commission Takes That Into Consideration in Dismissing Without Prejudice Power Company Applications (Journal-Miner Capital Suror.v) PHOENIX, April 20. Gas and electric rates will remain in status quo as the result of an order which has just been handed down by the corporation commission, disposing of the application of thc big companies operating in this state. Thc companies sought to increase thc rates for both electricity 'and gas on thc theory that ,they should be allowed to build up larger1 reserves of capital to handle depreciation, and that they should be allowed a larger rate of return. A hearing was held last October in which the companies brought for ward reams of evidence to show that the cqsts of all materials had in creased to such high levels that thc replacement value of all equipment had gone up as high as 140 per cent over the pre-war value. Again the companies represented that they were no longer able to sell their bonds, because of thc low rate of interest allowed. "In denying thc application thc corporation commission points out that at the present time thc country is at thc very crest of high prices, that the reaction has set in and that cost' levels are rapidly fall ing, with thc prospect that they may soon be reduced to thc pre-war level or nearly so. As to thc request for a higher rate f i 1 . " I- 1 .1 .T ium, wuitu wuum uimii u- 'vancc in the rates, thc commission .leave the door open to future con sideration, though declining to take this matter up except pn application of thc individual companies. That thc commission is inclined to favor the companies in this respect is indicated in an order recently is sued to the Central Arizona- Light and Power company of Phoeuix. This order confirms a 30-cent in crease in gas allowed some time ago, but makes the continuance of this new rate contingent upon thc future price of fuel oil, with the stipulation that thc rate shall be increased or decreased at the rate of five cents per thousand feet of gas with every 18 cents advance or decline in thc price of oil. The order, however, increases thc minimum rate of return for this company from eight per cent to ten per cent, and this action, it is stated, will enable thc company to market some of its securities and thus obtain revenue for meeting cur rent obligations as well as arranging to install certain improvements which have been planned for some time to meet the growing demands of the community. Another important fea ture of thc order is that it establishes a property valuation of the plant as a basis for 'future rate making. The combined gas and electric plants of thc company are placed at $2,0S1,- 486. ARREST TWO UPON BOOZE MAKING CHARGE Federal charges are expected to be lodged against Jaurequi Scbira and Onova Padilla of Jerome, who were brought to thc city yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Charles Saucr, with evidence .of having manufactured liquor. They had been taken before Jvsticc of the Peace Jones at Je rome, who held them to answer. Bond was not supplied. FARRELL FOR JOB WASHINGTON, D. C, April 19. James A. Farrell, president of thc TTnltp.l tntec -Sfei'l rnrnnrntinn t. expected by high administration of- ficials to be named as chairman of thc new shipping board, nominations for which will be sent to the senate late; this week by President Harding. IS TOURNEY TEAR NER, H. C. C. 1 J Men and Women Golfers to Team Up for Prizes in Satur- " day-Sunday Competition With Handicaps Held in Secret (From Thursday's Daily) Interest continues to grow in the foursome tournament which is to be held on the golf links of the Has sayampa Country club, commencing at 7:30 Saturday morning and clos ing at 6 o'clock, or sunset, Sunday eveniug. Every person who has played one game f golf is urged to- get in thc tournament. This is thc first official tournament of the season and is staged for the purpose of letting all of the golfers or those new at thc game, get together and enjoy the sport. By a mixed foursome is meant two gentlemen and two lady players. One ball is used by each pair, the ladies driving first off number one tec and then" players alternating about thc 18 holes. The men play ers take up the second stroke, the women, thc third and so on, until thc ball is holed out. A few simple rules must be ob served, the principal of driving be ing the most important. No husband and wife may play together, al though they may play in the same foursome. Each pair is required to keep their own score, thc opposite team checking at each hole. Score cards will be furnished and at thc close of each nine, must be signed and turned into the starter. Nine holes may be played on Sat urday and thc other nine on" Sunday, although the entire 18 may be com pleted on either day, providing the time does not extend over 6 o'clpck Sunday evening. Regular ground rules, will be ob served and thc national; association rule? will.goycrn except where, local ly modifieid.' , The course is open to everybody who desires to play and that many arc taking advantage of thc invitation is shown by thc num bers who arc found on the course each day. Three prizes will be given equival ent to ten, five and two and one-half dollars. Luncheon Today;' . - The." first Country Club luncheon of the season will be helii today, commencing at 1:30. "All of thc women are keen about thc luncheon day, which it is proposed to be held on each Thursday," said Mrs. Lam- son, secretary of 'the club. "Thc fact that it is a luncheon for thc women and that it is a 'dutch' treat throughout has made a hit. After thc luncheon bridge will be played by those who do not care to play golf." F01 COMCTED 01 HII LIFE CHARGES Trial of the cases against part of the quintet of Mexicans who were arrested for trying to institute high life in Congress Junction, resulted in conviction of four on charges of running a disorderly house and vag rancy m Justice of Peace McLaite's court yesterday. A. Padilla and Solcdad' Albros were convicted of operating a house in violation of the law and Maria Ruiz and Jose Hernandez were con victed as vagrants. McLanc will pronounce sentences later, it was announced. TO ANSWER CHARGES Woman Charged With Throwing Carbolic Acid in Jerome Teach er's Face, Appear This Week (From -Wednesday's Dally) Preliminary hearing in thc case of Mrs. Clarence V. Hopkins, of Je rome, arrested recently on an as sault charge, following her alleged throwing of six ounces of carbolic acid into thc face and eyes of Miss Lucille Gallagher, of the same city, will be held some time during thc latter part of this week, it was an nounced yesterday by County At torney John L. Sullivan. Robert McMurchic, local attorney, has been appointed special counsel or the state to assist in thc prose cution of thc case, County Attorney Sullivan stated, adding that this was done at the request of friends of Miss Gallagher. LOGICAL Teacher: "Thomas, will you ' tell me what a conjunction is, and com pose a sentence containing one?" Thomas (after reflection): "A conjunction is a word connecting anything, such as 'The horse is hitch ed to the fence by his halter." 'Hal ter' is a conjunction, because it con nects thc horse and thc fence." Harper's Bazar.