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We ERLY Journal - Miner PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA PRESCOTT JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1921 FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR 5 St 5 OUll IN 5 - 21 3 Welcome Harding's Call for Disarmament Meet at Washington POIRS HUE ALU SAID THEY AGREED ON P1CIPL (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C. July 11. The suggestion of President Hard ing looking to a disarmament con ference in Washington was expected by officials here today to meet a read' response from the powers con cerned. Their attitude toward such a- proposal, it was said, was sounded in advance through American em bassies. Pending to confirm this belief, in the opinion of officials, was the statement of Premier Lloyd George in the house of commons to day welcoming the initiative of Pres ident Harding in the matter. It is understood that the powers were sounded also on the question of the far cast and whether a dis cussion of this problem would be proper in connection with a consid eration of disarmament. As a re sult, the impression obtained that the far eastern problem will be prom inently considered. The details o forganization of the conference will be left until' the pow ers formally accept. . Before the conference actually meets, there may be some definition of the subject to be considered, how ever, and an understanding given of what the powers consider their special interest, it was said today. No date "for the gathering has been set nor has the American representa tion to the conference .been determin ed It is believed that Secretary Hughes may ;head the American delegation. Premier May Attend LONDON, July 11. Premier Lloyd George may visit the United States to attend some of the meet ings in connection with President Harding's proposed conference, ac cording to the Daily Mail. DIRECTORATE OF II. S. FLEET CORP. NAMED WASHINGTON, D. C, July 11. Appointment of J. Baston Smull, New York, William J. Love, New York, and A. J. Frey, Los Angeles, as the new board of operations of the emergency fleet corporation was announced late today by Chairman Lasker of the United States shipping board. The three members of the board became vice-presidents of the emer gency fleet corporation and with Chief Counsel Elmer Schlessinger and one more vice-president to be appointed, will constitute the direc torate of the emergency fleet cor poration. Chairman Lasker will serve as president of the operating board. TARIFF BILL WHICH (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, July 11. The Fordney tariff bill was con demned and praised alternately in a six-hour session" of the house today. In a speech which drew repeated re joinders from . republican representa tives. Collier of Mississippi, a demo cratic member of the ways and means committee, charged that Chairman Fordney had permitted the committee to hear only one side of t i reduced TO urn (Associated Press Night Wire) MADISON, Wise, July 11. Women gained every right of male citizens under the civil law when Governor Blaine today signed the bill placing this state as the first in the union to ex tend full legal equality to its new voters. The measure removes every restriction, even giving the women the right to "wear trous ers and stand on the street cor ners chewing tobacco'' as sena tors said when they discussed the bill in the legislature. After today, women voters of Wisconsin "have the same rights and privileges under the law as men in the exercise of suffrage, freedom of contact, choice of residence for voting purposes, jury services, holding office, holding and conveying property, care and custody of children and in all other respects," the law reads. BROTHER OF A LOCAL HAN PASSES AWAY Charles S. Shea, a retired lumber man, died at Salt Lake City Sunday, according to word received here by his brother, Superintendent George A. Shea of the Pioneer Home. Mr. Shea's home was in Wiscon sin, where he was prominent in busi ness and fraternal circles. He was an active Mason. Funeral arrangements, it is understood, are under the aus pices of that order. Ill health for the past two or three years caused Mr. Shea to retire from business. The last visit of the two brothers was in California a little over a 3'ear ago. BIG TIME BALL National League New York, 2; Chicago, 7. Brooklyn, 9; Pittsburg, 8. Philadelphia, 9; St. Louis, 8 (called in eighth, rain). Boston, 2; Cincinnati, 0. American Leaeue Chicago, 0; New York, 4. Detroit, 1-3; Boston, 6-7. St. Louis, S; Washington, 4. No other scheduled. Coast League No games played. ARREST ROBINSON EL PASO, July 11. Charles F. Robinson, fireman on the Southern Pacific lines, has been arrested at Mtirfa and lodged in the Presidio county jail in connection with the death of Engineer William Bohlman. AIDS THEIR OWN FOLK the case in framing the measure. Mr. Collier said the American people ask ed for duty-free meat and they got lava and skeletons, that they asked for free sugar and got Chinese joss sticks. The republican speakers included Representative Wurzbach of Texas, who challenged the democratic mem bers of his state delegation to vote for a bill which, he said, would help their people as much as those of any other section. NG TODAY WILL ADDRESS THE Inkers' paper is SENATE ON HOLDING (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, July 11. President Harding plans to appear before the senate tomorrow and ask for temporary postponement of the soldier bonus bill. Plans for the president's address to the senate were discussed late to day by the executive with Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, republican leader, and Senator Curtis of Kan sas, republican whip. It is understood that the bonus bill will be the only subject touched upon in the address and that sug gestions for a joint address to the congress or the transmission only of a message have been abandoned. The president, it was said, had ex pected to address the senate today but was prevented by pressure of other business. He now is expected to speak in the senate chamber to- r WILL DEFEND TODAY (Associated Press Night Wire) CLEVELAND, O., July 11. Eva Catherine Kaber will begin her de fense tomorrow morning against the state's charge that she planned the murder of her husband, Daniel F. Kaber. The state tqday completed the case with the exception of one witness, former Coroner Jacobs, who . the conspiracy charge. .Judge Bern will testify that Mr. Kaber died as J on overruled a motion by Mrs. a result of the stab wounds alleged Kabcr's counsel to have this testi by the state to have been inflicted , mony withdrawn from the jury and by assassins hired by Mrs. Kaber. jalso a motion to free Mrs. Kaber on As a result of Judge Demon's rul-he stabbing conspiracy charges, ing today, the jury cannot find Mrs. j Judge Bernon held the testimony re Kaber guilty of having killed her gating to poisoning tended to sup husband by poisoning. This count port the state's charge of conspiracy in the indictment was withdrawn ' and premeditation. IT DOESN'T STOP 1 1 01 One of County's Active. Spots Is Sullivan Damsite, Where Dirt Is Being Piled Higher Every Day on Great Dam An encouraging spell of rain has not done anything to stop the hurl ing of dirt on the embankment of the Williamson valley dam. Sunday afternoon inspection of the project proved that the Sullivan damsite is just about the busiest place in the county just now. General Manager Art Davis of the Williamson" Valley Farms company gazed out over the wide and fertile valley and wished that the dam had been built two years ago. "Instead of ' scrimping along as they are doing now," he mused, "a lot of our cattlemen would be get ting in big checks for trainloads of fat cattle. We would be feeding al falfa right now, and conditions would be much different from what they have been as a result of the drouth." In spite of the long rainless and snowless spell, the Williamson valley wash continues to flow a good head of water. The long earthwork dam, extend ing from the abutment of the con crete structure to the" point where the natural spillway will be located, is growing in height every day. Camp conditions are good and the work is progressing well. The promise of an ( active construction season, made at the outset by Davis is being fulfilled with continual progress toward com pletion of the impounding system that will irrigate 15,000 acres of fine level bottom land. dmiuc nil I INVOLVED I PRO UUIIBJ UILL .morrow afternoon, It twill be the second time President' Harding has addressed the senate, the first time being when he presented his cabinet nominations at an executive session. Decision to address the senate on the bonus bill at the earliest onnnr- ti.mtv was rrnrheH hv the nresulent in conference with the republican leaders at the White House while the senate was debating the meas ure. Senators Lodge and- Curtis were said to have given him assurances that a motion to recommit the bonus bill would be adopted. When the senate resumed consid - eration of the soldier bonus bill to day Senator Norris, republican of Nebraska, introduced an amendment "difecting" the ' secretary of the treasury to collect interest due on allied debts, the fund to be set aside ;for the bill's expense. ON STABBING CHARGE from the jury by the court, at con clusion of the state's testimony. ' If she is convicted, it must be on the charge that she conspired. to .murder her husband by stabbing'.' the second count in the indictment. Testimony relating to alleged pois oning, however, may be considered by the jury in its deliberations on TO! STARTS If SEPT. 1ST City Manager and, Art Davis Fix That Date as Probable Time for Beginning 11-Block Improvement Paving of the downtown district of Prescott, comprising all of the more important business streets, will be under way by the first day of September. This is the promise made jointly by City Manager John Robinson and Councilman Art Davis, who said that from now on they would conduct themselves on the theory that cement must be in process of spreading by that date or they would be forsworn. The district is now being equipped with the new cast iron water piping. replacing smaller water mains that have stood the test of time and done it badly. The first work is being done on West Gurley street, where a city crew has been trenchintr in preparation for laying the 8-inch main that will supply the entire west side. ' Estimates and other preliminaries to a call for paving bids are being made ready so that within a short time the contractors will be able to land the work and begin shipping in their machinery and supplies. It is not known how long it will require to pave the eleven blocks involved in the downtown district, but it is considered probable that before there is show, the town will be rigged up city-wise in this respect. PAIS 001 OP ILLINOIS FIDS (Associated Press Night Wire) SPRINGFIELD 111., July 11. State Treasurer Miller appeared be fore the Sangamon county grand ! iurv late t0(Iay as the first witness in the investigation of the state treas ury started by Attorney General Brundage. Subpoenas will be served, it was learned today, on officials of Ar mour & Company and Swift & Com pany, whose securities, amounting to i $10,000,000, are said to have figured in alleged irregularities in the treas urer's office while Governor Small was state treasurer from 1915 to 1917. Pollowing is the resolution passed Saturday night by the local chapters of the American Association of En gineers, and omitted Sunday morn ing by reason of dearth of space: Whereas. .. three members, Messrs. Dickinson, Wingfield and Lewis, or a majority, of the Yavapai county highwaj- commission, have acknowl edged their inefficiency, and lack of time to attend to highway affairs; and. Whereas, they assert Yavapai coun ty engineers arc incompetent and in experienced in consulting or work such as is now being carried on in Yavapai county; and Whereas, they, by going outside of Arizona to secure engineers, in real ity cast the same aspersion on all engineers in Arizona, therefore ' J Be it resolved, that they, by ac knowledging their inefficiency, are not competent to judge the efficiency and capacity of Arizona engineers: and Be it further resolved, that we, as engineers, resident in Yavapai coun ty, and members of the American Association .of Engineers, condemn the aspersion cast upon the members jof our profession in Arizona, and take this means to let the people know that three members of the highwaj' commission above named, without cause or proof, have judged each and all of us as being ' incom petent; and, Be it further resolved, that one copy of this resolution he spread on our minutes, and that copies be furnished to the newspapers of Yava pai county for publication. (Associated Press Night Wire) LOS ANGELES, July. 11. The 57th annual session of the grand lodge of the Benevolent and Pro tective Order of Elks opened here tonight. Governor William Stephens, cit yofficials and local lodge officers extended formal welcome and Wil liam Abbott of San Francisco, grand exalted ruler, officially opened the session. Americanism was the topic of Mr. Abbott's reply to the welcoming speeches. The opening session was public and an extensive entertainment program supplemented the speeches. Three days of active business ses sions will be sandwiched in between the multitude of pleasures arranged for the 50,000 visiting Elks and their relatives and friends. TRUCE FALLS OVER ALL lOELlfl BUT SHARP FIGHTING CONTINUED RIGHT UP TO HOUR IN EAR ONE (Associated Press Night Wire) LONDON, July 11. The two leading developments in the Irish situation today were: 1. The designation of next Thursday as the date on which Premier Lloyd George and Ea monn de Valera will meet in London to begin conversations looking to the settlement of the Irish question, and 2. The coming into effect at noon of the truce in Ireland as agreed upon. The official announcement that Mr. De Valera would come to London next Thursday to confer with the premier did not specify the place where the actual meet- , ing is to.be held. The Irish truce brought back to Dublin much of its old peace-time appearance. commence was ex- j pressed that the republican forces would observe the conditions of the armistice. Strict adherence to , the truce also was observed throughout County Galway. In other parts of Ireland, notably Belfast, where desperate fighting oC- currcd yesterday and continued with diminished severity this morning, the truce ' was observed in varying de grees, its provisions being complied with more promptly by the crown forces than by the republicans. Acts of violence in various parts of the country were reported in con siderable number up to midday. These clashes occurred in the ex treme western and southern sections of Ireland and the authorities as sumed that they were due to non receipt of notice of the truce. Raids on two Dublin branches of the Ulster bank occurred during the day, the raiders obtaining several J hundred pounds in currency. ! . , f " A . LONDON, Ju y 11 Dona d O'Ca - laghan, lord mayor of Cork, is re- i t. .- i. r t ' i I Puilu ,c u.u. '"V1- rrived in Lorn touay jrom tnei United States. Counsel of O'Callaghan in the TTnWpfl 9fnteQ rinnnnnreil on Tune 181 that the lord mayor had arrived ly in Ireland. Immigration officials at Washington declared they had no official knowledge of his departure and in the belief of Assistant Secre tary Benning, he did not leave in "a regular manner." O'Callaghan came to the United States early in January as a stowaway and under a ruling of the department of labor, had until June 6 to ship as a seaman for the return voyage. COTTON MARKET (Associated Press Night Wire) NEW YORK, July 11. Cotton closed at 13.13 compared with 12.93 at the close of last week. FARMERS STATE CAUSES FOREIGN SLIP, LACK OF CREDIT, MARKETS , (Associated Press Night Wire) j Mr. Barrett urged the commission to WASHINGTON, D. C. July ,11: , Restriction of credit, decreased de mand from European consumers and faulty distributive methods were given today by witnesses before a special joint commission of the house and senate as the principal causes of agricultural depression. Decreased credit was ascribed by C. S. Barrett, chairman of the na tional board of - farm organizations, to operation of the federal reserve system in conjunction with those "of the steel, coal and money trusts." ALLOWED TO ENTER (Associated Press Night Wire) POUGHKEEPSIE, July 11 Dan iel J. Gleason, referee in the Still man divorce case, handed down a de cision today admitting in evidence two letters offered by attorneys for the plaintiff and knows as "exhibits 13A and 13B" and alleged to have been written by Fred Beauvais to Mrs. Anna U. Stillman, the defend ant. Exhibit 13A is understood' t6 be the letter in which Beauvais 'is said to have threatened to kill, anyone who attempted to make love to Mrs. tillmnn nnri rnntninpH tlie Herlnrn- uim J. mil an juuis uiiu uuj 3 until the nd." Thejuling is regarded as an' im- iportant victory for the plaintiff, but it-isuudexstoooV that -the decision ad mits- the letters only .insofar as they relate to Mrs. Stillman and her in fant son. Guy, and exclude referen ces to Beauvais as being father of the child. E (Associated I'ress Night Wire) PHOENIX, July 11. Dr. A. M. Tuthill of Phoenix, president of the State Medical society, was named is,ate superintendent of public health 1. n - , .. by Governor Thomas E. Campbell today. Dr. Tuthill succeeds Dr. Geo. J Goodrich, also of Phoenix, who sub- ... . . . . nor several weeks ago. Dr. Tuthill said he would continue j his private practice in Phoenix but T ID T CHIEF safe-hvold spend part of each day at his office in the capitol. Dr. Tuthill has been a resident of Arizona since 1898 when he came to this state from California. He first located in Morenci. During the war he served,. overseas as a brigadier general in command of the Seventy ninth infantry brigade. He has been practicing in Phoenix since his dis charge from the army. He is com mander of the local post of the American Legion. LIVESTOCK FREAK PANAMA, 111., July 11. A live stock freak in the form of a tailless calf was born near here today. OF DEPRESSION AS inquire into these operations. Several witnesses proposed legisla tion to permit use of government funds to finance farm exports. O. A. Thomas, a statistician for the national board, gave the committee a number of instances of increases in costs sustained by farm products as a result of current methods of distribution. Wheat for a bushel of flour, he said, was purchased from the farmer for $5, from the miller for ?9 and from the retail grocer for $25, 'when he sells bread for 10 cents a loaf.