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Stay Cowboy! Let 'er Bock, Prescoit Frontier Days, July 2-5, 1921
Weekly Journal - Miner PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA PRESCOTT JOURNAL-MJNER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1921 FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR '. ! " DYNAMITE USED TO SAVE FEW CONNECT FRAME BUILDINGS; ORIGIN OF BLAZE IS STILL A MYSTERY iflOOK F0101T (Special to the Journal-Miner) KINGMAN, Ariz., June 27 Dyna mite saved three or four buildings in Oatman today, when fire of un known origin swept the camp. That was all. With four persons severe ly burned and many homeless, the camp, home of the Tom Reed and United Eastern gold mines, tonight was a wreck, its postoffice, the four principal stores, three hotels and both its garages, together with many lesser structures and residences re duced to ashes. Frame buildings made no resist ance to the inroads of the flames, and the miserably inadequate water supply hampered the scores of vol unteer firemen, who, despite every conceivable handicap, mastered the blaze finally. Communication with the camp was made difficult, almost impossible. It was reported here, however, that the St. Francis, Grimes and Arizona hotels had been destroyed (SO rooms each), the Central Commercial com pany, Tom Reed-United Eastern co operatfve store, Bayless' ami George's stores and the Fred Cook' and Far-row-Stackpool garages were burned, the little buildings, part residences, part offices and the tent houses in the center of town were reduced to heaps. - Anxiety Felt Here Reports . of the fire were on the street yesterday afternoon and a number of requests for information came to the Journal-Miner from rel atives of persons living in Oatman, Dr. E. A. Swenson, whose parents were at the camp, exhausted every means to obtain information and was finally informed by Sheriff W. P. Mahoney that his father and mother were safe. There is no telephone line from Prcscott to Oatman, and the West ern Union line is circuited about through California and it was diffi cult to obtain news. The Journal-Miner is indebted to the dispatcher's office at the Santa Fe for its early reports, which con veyed comforting assurances to sev eral who "had friends and relatives at the burned town. According to Dr. Swenson, Oat man is supplied by a small spring four miles away, the water being conveyed to a tank, 10 feet high and of the same diameter, through a two inch pipe. Half the normal capacity of the pipe is all that is available from this source, he said, and be cause the fall is only SO feet, there is no particular "head" to the water. In the doctor's opinion, this was undoubtedly one reason why the fire should progress so rapidly and so far. Another is that the buildings of frame are huddled close together, often passageways being only wide enough for an automobile. Conflicting reports as to the FOUR SERIOUSLY BHD IN FIRE If Mil TOWN (Associated Press Night Wire) OATMAN, June 27. Proper ty damage of more than $250,000 was done by a fire which swept through the business section of Oatman and into the residence section this afternoon. The fire broke out at 2:30 p. m. from an unknown cause and in a few minutes several build ings were blazing. Within two hours, volunteer firemen had the fire under control. Four persons were seriously burned. They were Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Marks, Albert Smith and Earl Parsons. Among the buildings burned were the Oatman hotel, the Oat man Annex, Grimes Hotel, City ice plant,- St. Francis hotel, Kettleson 'hardware store', Bayi less clothing ' store, . Farrow Stackpool garage, Fisher build ing, Oatman Marks rooming house and 20 residences. Special deputy sheriffs have been sworn in and the burned portion of the town put under guard. The hospital here is car ing for the injured and those made homeless are' being cared for by those whose homes es caped damage. IDHOM OF SHAFT WITH WALTE STEIIROOK NOT EST s- Coroner's Jury at Hearing Yes terday Fails to Uncove Clues to Identity of Remains of the Body Discovered in Sack No evidence was furnished by the witnesses examined at the cor oner's inquest held here yesterday, which would conclusively connect the discovery last Frida' of parts of a ABLiSHED t- 1 HOLDS DP ill T - jflT1Y T T TEN WEEKS Of LIFE, MARTIN STILL APPEALS WAGE REDUCTION IS BROADENED UNTIL VIRTUALLY 7m7 rr'UJy ,,a"S ' ! (Associated Press Night Wire) dismembered human body at the hot- CHICAGO June 27.-The trial of torn of an abandoned 20-foot shaft. baseba , and others ;n(Hcted BIG TIME BALL nine miles from Crown King, with the disappearance last December of Walter Steinbrook, pioneer pros pector and mining man of this county. Steinbrook is believed to have been the victim of a murder; and it is strongly held by many, in eluding Frank Wilson, of Mayer, nephew of the prospector, that the remains found in a guniy-sack are those of Steinbrook. Returning of a verdict by the cor oner's jury awaits further evidence, expected to be given at a continua tion of yesterday's hearing, to be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Testimony taken at ' yesterday's hearing, lasting from 11 to 12 o'clock- in the morning, and from 1 to 1:45 in the afternoon, was given by Sheriff Warrfn G. Davis, Drs. II. T. Southworth and Ralph Roper, and by Frank Wilson. Finding of the sack, and the cir cumstances attending its removal from the bottom of the abandoned shaft in which it had been hidden, were described I3' Sheriff Davis. The shaft was located on a ridge between Blind Indianv creek and its north fork. The sack .was 'removed Satur day by a party including the sheriff, County Attorney John L. Sullivan, Judge Charles H. McLane, and the in connection with the 1919 world .series scandal Started today but re 'ceived another set-back when Judge Hugo Friend ordered the state to in vestigate the condition- of Ben Frank lin, . St. Louis defendant,, who filed an affidavit that illness prevented his attendance. The trial was continued to Wed nesday. The judge ordered Carl Zork of St. Louis be here Wednes day despite his affidavit that he was too ill to make the journey, the state presenting an affidavit that Zork had been seen on the streets in St. Louis a few days ago. CLARKDALE MAN QN BOARD ' (Associated Press Night Wire) PHOENIX, June 27. The recent ly created state board of registra tion was completed today- by the ap pointment of W. O. Witherspoon of Warren and Alfred T. Coston of Clarkdale as members of the board by Governor 'Thomas E. Campbell. The1 other four members named by the governor were appointed several days ago. The dean of the college of mining and engineering at the ( Uni versity of Arizona, who is an ex- officio member of the board, com pletes the membership Ten weeks and four davs of life are left to Nichan Martin, condemn ed to die for the murder of Arthur De Steunder, as a result of the re imposition of the death penalty by Judge John J. Sweeney in superior court here .yesterday. In that time, attorneys for Martin will exhaust the human possibilities in his behalf, according to indica tions in a short address to the court' by Benton Dick just prior to the pronouncement of the sentence. That the case will go to Washing ton was the declaration of Mr. Dick, but just how it will go was not made apparent. He indicated that papers were pre pared in the Pinal county superior court following the order of the state supreme court sustaining a denial of habeas corpus proceedings at Flor ence, but none seems to know how a case can be appealed from a su perior court to the United States supreme court. It is understood from rumors that have floated around but which have never been capable of confirmation, that an attempt will be made to loosen the rope about Martin's neck by reason of his al leged alienage. Martin served in the United States army in America during the war, but that is not taken to indicate he is an American citizen. Many non-citizens served in the army. It is reported Martin now asserts his Turkish citi zenship, but it cannot apparently be learned at this time why that fact,: if it be a fact, should- operate to j stay the judgment of an American court. . 0 ILIADS ALL WORKERS LOSE 12 PEfl CENT -a NEARLY SOLID MI (Associated Press Night Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, June 27. At least 98 per cent of the shop work ers of the Southern Pacific com pany have- voted to reject the 12 per cent wage decrease ordered by the United States railroad labor board, L. S. Gordon, secretary of the South ern Pacific system federation of shop crafts, announced today. The vote was virtually complete, he said, and was being sent to the national offices of the federation in Chicago. The jurisdiction of the fed eration headquarters extends from New Orleans to Portland. (Associated Press Night Wire) CHICAGO, June 27. Employes on virtually every railroad in the country will feel the 12 per cent wage reduction ordered by the United States railroad labor board to take effect July 1 following a sup plemental decision today extending the order to 'nearly 100 additional roads. The wage " slash authorized by the board on June 1 to take effect next Friday originally contemplated 104 railroads, although not all employes were affected on all roads. Today's addition, to that decision included 210 roads, many " of which were parties to the original decision but which returned to ask reductions, for classes of their employes not covered in the first order. The reductions authorized today are identical with those of the orig inal order, the only change being the addition of rates for marine workers in certain' harbors and of a section covering restaurant and dining car employes whose wages were ordered reduced' 'by 60 per cent of all in creases received since February 29, 1920. ' With the exception of a few. sub sidiary lines whose parent owners filed petitions for reductions, every railroad in the country affected by decision No. 2, the labor board's $600,000,000 wage award of July, 1920, now has been authorized to (Associated Press Night Wire) reduce wages an average of 12 per CAMDEN, N. J., June 27. Clin-' cent. Most of them have received ton N. Howard, secretary of the In-.sucn permission for all classes of ternational Reform Bureau, did not ' employes. In addition nearly two make application today for an in- score 'Other roads which voluntarily A significant admission of Benton junction against , the Dempsey-Car- applied the increased scale fixed by Dick's was that all legal hope had pentier fight. the board in 1920 also have received, vanished with the recent vigorous j Vice Chancellor E. B. Learning, authorization to make a similar cut. order of the state supreme court de-one of the two persons Howard said I NO INJUIfCTl FOB BIG FIGHT National League Chicago, 3: Pittsburg, 10. Brooklyn, 5; Boston, 2 Philadelphia, 12; New York, 8. St.- Louis, 2; Cincinnati, S. coroner's jury, and was brought in- j Both Mr. Witherspoon and Mr. nying relief under an appeal from he would ask to issue the restraining , n - i i. .i I r-- 1 1 i ... ' i.. .i r rt-,t.. Pa(t.v ci.l o 1 - t. i - i i . American Leaeue Cleveland. 4; St. Louis, 2. Boston, 6; Philadelphia, S. No others scheduled. Coast League No games played. COTTON MARKET (Associated Press Night Wire) NEW YORK, June 27. Cotton closed steady lit a net advance of 3 to 30 points. money damage came through. The Associated Press was informed by A. H. Smith of Kingman, who visit ed the burning town, that the dam age amounted to $250,000, which is regarded as a probably correct esti mate. PROGRAMS FOR FRONTIER DIYS WILL BE I During Frontier days, the Journal-Miner will publish each morning from the results of drawings of the evening before, the line-up of contestants and horses as they are to appear from the shutes, classifying the events for the convenience of the readers. Each day these programs will be issued in handy form by the Frontier Days association free of charge to the people in the grandstand and they will constitute the OlXLY OFFICIAL PROGRAM, as authorized by the association. And they will be PRINTED IN PRESCOTT. No advertising of any kind will appear on the programs, which arc for the sole purpose of enabling the spectators to know the order of events and the purses, the order of the con testants and the horses they will ride. to Prescott without being opened. Examination of the contents of the sack by Drs. Southworth and Roper revealed no clue linking the dismem bered bones it contained with Walter : Steinbrook. Parts of the bo'dy which might have proved conclusively that the remains were those of the pros pector, were missing. In the sack were the head, the right half of tbe torso, the upper half of the left leg. the lower half of the left arm, a part of the spinal column, and the pelvis.; Only the scalp, with a little reddish-brown hair on it, and two lower left molars re mained as possible clues to the iden tity of the man who had been raurr dered. The body had been severed and the several parts hidden in var ious places. No clue exists as to the hiding place of the other parts. Findng of the left half of the torso, the left leg and the right hand of the body would conclusively es tablish whether it is that of Stein brook who had had the left leg and right arm, and a left rib broken. But these parts are missing. A bole in the rear right portion of the skull found, coupled with the fact that the temple bones were missing, led to the belief that4 the man had been shot. The hole might have been made by a large calibre bullet, it was said. i An effort to establish the identity! of the body as that of Steinbrook, by means of an examination of the teeth, failed when Dr. Ralph Roper, called in to examine the teeth, could not identify them or the amalgam fillings they contained, as work he had done. It is the estimate of the physician, Dr. H. T. Southworth, who examined the remains, that they had lain in their sack for over two months. v Frank Wilson told of going with Deputy Sheriff Tommy Thompson, of Mayer, to the prospector's shaft to which attention had been attracted Coston arc well known mining en-j Judge Jenckes' order setting aside, writ, declared tonight he had not! gineers. j the application for a writ ot Habeas - ; corpus at Florence. The attorney by a bad odor and the buzzing of i proceeded to ask the court in its flies about the mouth of the open-' discretion to place the date of execu ing, and of finding there the sackjtion as far in tha future as possible, and its remains of bones. Nothing in order, that plans already starte'd else, he said, was in the shaft. He for further trial of Martin's case had no idea where the remainder of might not be terminated by lus exe the body could be. It might be hid den in any one of a hundred places in the vicinity of the prospect hole. Assuming that the remains are those of Walter Steinbrook, Wilson gave it as his opinion under ques tioning yesterday, that the probable motive of the murder was robbery. His uncle, he said, was known to have carried various sums about with him. ' Walter Steinbrook was seen last between December 26 .and January 1. It was believed by his relatives that he was going to California, since, they s:.y, he expressed such an intention. Disappearing about the same time as Steinbrook were Mr. and Mrs. Frank' LaGrange. LaGrange owned an interest in the Shady Dells ranch on Blind Indian creek, where Stein brook lived. This interest he sold to Clark Elmer, the present owner, for $150, Wilson testified yesterday. Wilson declared he would put a value of $1,500 or $2,000 on La Grange's interest. He also stated he believed LaGrange knew that Stein brook carried money about with him. It is stated in some quarters that cution. There remained, Dick as serted, only the court's willingness to delay the execution; failing to ob tain that, it would be 'all up with Martin. Stephen Abbey, also of Martin's counsel, sat in the court room with two or three, law books in his lap, but took no part in the proceeding. "Nichan Martin, stand up!" Judge Sweeney read briefly, ap parently from documents, the state ments that Martin had been found guilty and condemned to the rope by a jury and the date set for sent ence on April 13, 1920. He stated the barest facts of the appeal, de nial of a rehearing and resetting of the date by the state supreme court for June 10. He then alluded to the habeas corpus proceedings, their fail ure and the mandate of the state ap pellate court for a resentencing, and then proceeded to pronounce Mar tin's legal doom for a second time, setting the date for September 9. The court room was well fille by spectators who wanted tq see .Mar tin. The prisoner sat next to the wall on the blailiff's side, his face been asked to grant the injunction. Garven Won't Butt In JERSEY CITY, June 27. Prose- i cutor P. P. Garven of Hudson coun ty in which jurisdiction the Carpen-tier-Dempsey fight will be staged next Saturday, today declined to in terfere with the bout. The Rev. James Parker of this city asked him to prevent it on the grounds it would violate the New Jersey law, being a prize fight for a decision and not a boxing match. "There won't be any decision," said Mr. Garven. "I assume that Referee Ertle, who is city marshal of Jersey City, knows the law. If the law is violated, those responsible will be called to account." BERNARD NAMED ON LIVESTOCK BOARD (Associated Press Night Wire) PHOENIX. June 27. N. C. Bern ard of Tucson was appointed a mem ber of the state livestock sanitary board today by Governor Thomas E. Campbell. All places on the board now are filled, Mr. Bernard having taken that left vacant by the .resig nation of Jack Barber of Phoenix, December 17, 1920. , . WEATHER , ., DENVER. June 27. Tuesday' nd Wednesday Fair; not much change in temperature. LaGrange and his wife before their much paler than it was when he oc- disappearance, declared their inten tion of' going to Mexico. They have not been seen since. The inquest yesterday was con ducted by Coroner Charles H. Mc Lane. Attorney Roger O'Malley ap, peared Jfor the county attorney's of fice. The members of the coroner's jury were Roy Caruthers, Will Crocker, C. E. Warren, Mark Brad ley, Lester 'Ruffner and Paul Ara berg. . cunied a seat in the same room and heard the evidence that damned him: The birthmark on the left side "of his nose, an important feature in his identification and capture, glowed more redly than before, on the back ground of his pallor. Whereas on the night in 'March, 1920, when the foreman of the jury re'ad the fateful words that spelled his execution, Martin sat without a "Dmitiued on page 3) OMilTTEE OF LETTING DBIS Dfll! UP BILL (Associated Press Nisht Wire) , A moment ater when Representa. WASHINGTON, D. C. June 27. . , . .. By a vote of 250 to 93, the house'.1" FSter' rePl,bhcan' f h' de tonight passed the Willis.-Campbell , med that 'hee'er helped draft the bill to prevent the sale of beer to,b'"- there was another .dry outburst, the sick and sent it to the senate! A sharp attack on the rules com with expectation of its final enact-' mittee for failing to give right of ment before the end of the week. jwayto the; Volstead supplemental The vote, which was 21 more than bill came from"Representative Reavis. the necessary two-thirds, was taken republican, of Nebraska, a' member after four hours of stormy debate. In closing debate for opponents. of the judiciary committee, who charged 'thai its work" of three weeks Kepresentative Hill, republican, of , had been stifled. Mr. Reavis de Maryland, threw the house into con-jclared it was a menace to orderly siderable disorder by charging that j legislation when half a dozen mem- Wayne B. Wheeler, general counsel for the Anti-Saloon League, had drafted the bill. Pointing to the league lawyer in the gallery and call ing him by name, Mr. Hill brought a wild shout from the prohibition element, some of whom tood until quiet was restored. bcrs of the rules committee could nullify ,thc action of another com mittee in reporting a bill of national importance. Chairman Campbell, de fending the committee, said it was unwilling to mix emergency legisla tion with controversial matters which should be fully aired.