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ROOH METAL MARKETS ARIZONA WEATHER Bar silver: Foreign Domestic Copper Unsettled. Electrolytic spot - (Furnishtd by the United States Weather Bureau and the Associated Press.) Generally fair west, - showers east portion Tuesday; Wednesday, .fair. -12 to 12c PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA PRESCOTT JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1921 FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR RAISED BY FRANCE Gloom Over Irish 0 ECIED TO EMS IDEL1IE TO AID II TRIAL (Associated Press Nfght Wire) LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15. At- torneysvho had undertaken the be ginning of the legal battle for Mrs. Madelynne Obenchain, accused here of implication in the mysterious mur-j dcr, August S, of her former sweet heart, J. Belton Kennedy, broker, late today went into conference to make definie plans for the defense of the young woman. At the meeting of the young wo man's counsel were present the at torneys who represented her at her arraignment today and asked for a week's extension of time to- enter pleas to the charge of murder, and her- divorced husband, Ralph R. Obenchain, a Chicago attorney, whom she called here to aid her. Since the evidence nW ' in the hands of the prosecution involves not only Mrs. Obenchain ljut a college friend, Ar thur C. Burch, of Evaiiston, 111., it is expected the preliminary plans for defense of the woman will be coup led shortly with the defense of the young man and the two will be de fended by one attorney when they are tried jointly, as they were indict ed. In this case, ,it is indicated, Mr. Obenchain probably will act as ad visory counsel. Mr. Obenchain, who arrived here Sunday and announced, after seeing Mrs. Obenchain, that he would appear as her attorney, was unable to do so today because at that time he had not been admitted to practice in California courts. Later, he was admitted, without formality, for this case only. EFFECTIVE DAI FOR TAX REPEAL IE0ATEI (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 15. The administration's tax revision bill was laid befor ethe house of repre-1 sentatives today after the republican membership of that body in confer ence had changed it so as to make repeal of the excess profits tax and the income surtax rates in excess of 32 per cent, effective next January 1, instead of last January 1. This change on the basis of prev ious treasury estimates would result in the corporations and individuals with large incomes paying to the government in the next calendar 3'ear something like $200,000,000 more than tl.ey would have paid had the admin istration plans of making the repeals retroactive prevailed. Total tax reductions for this fiscal year under the bill as revised were estimated by some majority members of the ways and means committee at $350,000,000 as against approximately $550,000,000 planned by committee republicans. As a result of the changes made by the republican conference majority committee members planned further amendment of the bill so as to make the corporation income tax l2'i per cent after next January 1 instead of 15 per cent as originally planued and PflEKfl II HEI I D BIO OF HIMSELF I ELEGATIDN; EXAMPLE BE FfiLLIED OUT (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 15. The hope of American offi cials that the disarmament con ference will be a diplomatic con clave of the first order was strengthened today when France informed the state department that she would send her premier, Aristide Briand, at the head of her delegation. The decision is expected here to be followed by similar moves by other powers, investing the gathering with extraordinary sig nificance and giving it much of the plenary authority that was possessed by the council of "heads of states" at Versailles. The French notification came in the form of a message from Premier Briand himself, trans mitted through the American em bassy at Paris, saying merely that the premier would take pleasure in personally representing his country at the conference. It was the first formal acceptance to be received from any of the invited nations. . Meantime the administration's preparation of its own part in the conference waoadvanced by a re quest to congress for an appro priation of $200,000 as an initial budget to pay expenses . of the American representatives and of a secretariat general. The estimates worked out by the state department and the budget bureau were taken under committee consideration immed iately in the senate and probably will receive favorable action in the near future. (Associated Press Night Wire) CHICAGO, Aug. 15. A proposed $20,000,000 bond issue which will carry 5y per cent and of which the farmer will be loaned money at 6 per cent for periods of from 10 to 35 years, was discussed today by bank ers from 22 states representing 23 land banks. The meeting was under' the auspices of the American Asso ciation of Joint Stock Land Banks. The association operating under the federal farm loan act of 1916, had failed to function for the past two years because of restrictions which eliminated the possibility of any suc cess under low interest rates and long term loans. W.' W. Vowell, secretary, said that the restrictions had been overcome and that the association would be enabled to carry out its original policies. COTTON MARKET (Associated Press Night Wire) NEW YORK, Aug. 15. Cotton closed barely steady at a net decline of 5 to 12 points. the manufacturers' tax on cereal beverages 6 cents a gallon instead of 12 cents. Lhider plans adopted by the party conference the bill will be taken up in the house at 11 a. m. Wednesday under a special rule ' calling for a final vote at 3 p. m. Saturday. Two days will be given over to general debate and two days to con sideration of amendments under the five-minute rule with amendments of committee members given preference, FAR! L0A1 OF 20 MILLION IS BANKERS' PLAN Debacle Is Somewhat Dissipated hy New Delay COME AIM ON RATES; SERIOUS I TALK ON TARIFF BEFORE THE L C C 1- HAY. GRAIN RATES SO HIGH HI IE RY I WEST (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. IS. Bankers, economists and farmers tes tifying today before the interstate commerce commission attributed the present plight of western agricultur ists in a large measure to high freight rates on grain products and hay. The testimoiry was presented in j a case growing out of complaints against present rates by the Kansas public utilities commission and joined in by 19 other stKte commissions and by various shippers' and producers' organizations. The hearing is ex pected to be concluded Friday and arguments will begin immediately thereafter. BRWFIELD SAIS RE IS RUSSELL (Assoclated Press Nigl.l Wire) incll.s Uio of North America to CALGARY, Aug. 15.-l)r. K. M. jdctcnnilic thcir nttitmIe on wage re. Brumfield, wanted in Roseburg, Ore..j ductioiis ofdmd )y (.c United for the alleged slaying of Dennis j hQaM un(,er Russell, a laborer, confronted by Sheriff Stormcr of Douglas county, Oregon, today -denied that he was Brumfield, asserting his name was "Dennis Russell." Officers said they believed Brumfield was attempting to lay the foundation for an insanity plea. Brumfield recognized Sheriff Stor mer. He addressed him as "Bill," but when the sheriff called him "Doctor" the prisoner appeared surprised and told the officer he was- Russell. He said Dr. Brumfield was killed in an automobile accident July 12. When arrested at the farm near here last week working under the 1 namc of Norman M. Whitney, he admitted that he was Dr. Brumfield and expressed his intention of return ing to Roseburg to face trial without the formality of extradition proceed ings. He is in a very weak condition. having eaten nothing since last Fri- day. ' YAVAPAI TAX RATE 60 Yavapai county's tax rate this yearierally over the county, the total to will be 60.6 cents on $100 of assessed! be levied for this year would have valuation. I fallen some thousands short of last By this rate, it is planned to raise year's total. $741,502 on a total assessment of In other words, the running $122,360,178. With the state rate, announced a week ago, this figure, fixed upon by the board of supervisors at its speci fic meeting for that purpose yester day, will make the state and county taxes for 1921-22 $1.33.6, or 40.6 cents higher than a year ago. Compulsory increases in the amount to be raised by direct taxation this year, arc the factors that increased instead of decreased the county rate, though of course a drop in taxable wealth from $130,044,320 last year also had an effect on heightening the agony. But it was explained at the office of the board yesterday, without the necessity of raising money for, (a) highway bond interest, (b) a new high school maintenance levy, (c) levy for deficit, and (d) a $50,81S rise in school fund to be raised gen- ! "DOLLY ISi" IN STATEMENT DENIES HIGHTOWER STORY (Associated Press Night Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15. Dolly Mason, the woman Wil liam A. Hightower' told police gave him the information which led to the recovery of the bedy of the Rev. Patrick Heslin, mur dered Catholic priest, today flat ly denied Hightowcr's asser tions. The woman's real name is Mrs. Dorothy Gifford. She said she had been known as "Dolly Mason." (Associated Press Night AVIro) CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 15. The call for the referendum of all the members of the tfig "Four rail road brotherhoods and the Switch- which they have been working since July 1 may be issued before the cud of this week, according . to officials of the railroad brotherhoods here. The ballots for the referendum must he sent out to the membership before September 1, J. Murdock, vice president and acting head of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen during the illness of President W. G. Lee, said tonight. It will take a month to complete the balloting and know the verdict of the train service employes of the nation's railroads, Mr. Murdock said. A statement outlining the attitude 0f ,le cn;ef executives of the five or- ganizations may be issued before the end of the week. The situation hinges not so much on the average 12 per cent reduction already ordered but on rumors that the roads would seek further wage reductions, the elimination of time and one-half pay for overtime and the revision of schedules and working rules. ICE VOTE OH vc m s fan .6 CENTS ON HUNDRED; WILL 1 penses of the county have been cut j down in the budget from $741,502 to i the board is supposed, to levy for $564,370. tMe deficit and wipe the darn thing "Brains" Rattle I01'1, ',Mt v'ew generally poor , ... conditions this year, the tax commis- Thc little mechanical calculator . A. , , . . . . t-x . ision gave the board permission to that Clerk R. E. Donovan boasts i. , . ,. , . r. , . , , . ,. , lew for hah the deficit, thus spread- takes the place of brains, was click-!. . , , . . . , , 1 ing the load over two vcars. So, mg and clattering yesterday as the. ' .,,, .... ... ,. .... ( - i this year, $37,710.07 will be raised to figures of the budget were being re- . . , . . " . rtt tlif. t-rtil fl,-,t line !,., ,, duced to percentages in order to ar rive at the sum 60.6. A larger num ber of items had to be calculated than ever before, due to changes in the budget law effective at this time. The road' and general funds are cut down this year: 1920 1921 Road $115,770.00 $ 94.603.65 General 248,577.79 235,308.00 The sum that has to be raised by direct taxation includes the above and in addition, the levies for the ?pr tn nr.. LIVESTOCK FREIGHT BE MADE, ARGUMENT (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C. Aug. 15.- Railroads should reduce voluntarily their freight rates on livestock to SO per cent of the present rates but should not reduce rates which at J present arc less .than 50 rents a hun dred pounds, the interstate commerce commission said in a report today. The commission did not enter an order in the case, which was held open. jThe .case, which involved principal ly rates on carload shipments of cattle in the entire western and south western producing territory, was lirought by the National Livestock Shippers' league and various other I livestock shippers' assopiations. The complainant, the commission said, presented their case largely on the basis of economic necessity, add ing that "they, do not; seriously as sail the livestock rate structure." 1 , American Control of Famine Relief Agreed (Associated Press) RIGA, Letvia, Aug. 13. Control by the American relief administra-1 tton of food distribution in the fam ine districts of Russia was agreed to in principle this afternoon by Maxim Litvinoff, representative of the soviet famine relief committee. BIG TIME BALL National League New York, 1; Philadelphia, 2. No others played. American League St. Louis, 3; Detroit, 2. Cleveland, 3; Chicago, 2. No others played. Coast League Los Angeles, 0; Vernon, 6. No others played. SE $ ! 741,502 court house and highway bonds, part I of the common school nmintenance, the new high school maintenance fund which is $20,454, and another cx-jew item in the levy for general f"til deficit. According to the law, ployed cver.since construction of the court house made it necessary to eat into the general fund. Amounts to be raised this year and as levied for last compare as follows: 1920 1921 4591,701.65 741,502.00 Total state and count' levies com pare as follows: State. 47.5' County. Total. 45.5 93 60.6 $1.336.. 1920 1921 73 IAIL EIREANN WILL QALLY TWO DAYS 1TH FORMALITIES MILE REAL IRK IS BONE IN CAUCUS ff (Associated Press Night Wire) DUBLIN, Aug. 15. The pes simism over the Irish situation, which today in some quarters in Dublin reached almost the point of hopelessness, yielded tonight to optimism when the program for the meeting tomorrow of the j dail eireann was made public. Instead of immediately taking up the problems of peace or war, the Sinn Fein parliament will spend at least two days in deal ing with the formalities incident to the opening of the new legis lative body, thus providing an opportunity for many things to happen behind the scenes. All Ireland is eager for a de cision by the parliament on the British . government's terms, whether it be acceptance of them, the expression of a desire for further negotiations cr rejection in order to remove the tension which exists. The belief prevails that rejec tion would mean a resumption on an intensified scale when the truce ends the guerilla warfare that for so long terrified the country. Few outside of extra talesmen were j present in superior court yesterday ! il. cri - r 1. S1GKE DAMAGE JURORS n DRAIN SLOW morning, wncn uic nrsi 01 uie siiiokc nay, mey were coverca wun Dees, damage cases went . to trial. After 'attracted by the moisture of their preparation involving extended argu-1 bodies, and which they were too ment of law questions and a delay of , weak to brush off. It is understood 18 months since filing of the first j they are recovering, complaint, the trial of D. H. Biles, The Kaufmann family was travel ed S. T. Wells against the United ';ng from pasadena, their home, to Verde Extension Mining company for about $2,500 alleged crop dam age by smelter smoke, was begun be fore Judge John J. Sweeney yester day morning. Hopes of obtaining a full panel of jurors from the 30 odd who remained on the venire, were small in, the morning, but when court adjourned in the evening and eight had been passed, with 13 names uncalled from the body of the court room, it ap peared much more likely that no sup plementary jury call will have to be issued. A distinguished array ot counsel j was on hand at the ouset, some asi" ""- juuua iu imk jiianjjc spectators. The plaintiffs are repre- j ments for securing money to care sentcd by Robert E. Morrison and i snn ami it is understood that Kib- bey, Bennett, Gust and Smith oi Phoenix are associated. The defend in mmnmtinn wnc nresp.lt in the 1 . ill nr persons oi .us iuU..., J"' " Ross of Bisbee and Howard Corn.ck , an expert on. cases of this sort from practice in the courts of the Ten nessee coal and iron field. With Mr. Ross is M. L. Blumenthal, who has been in close touch with the work of the defense for several days. The two plaintiffs sat with their attorneys throughout the inquisition of tentative jurors all day yesterday. There is some hope that today's ; i.-t-1- rlnco i,.?t1, flie ltrv filled 1 "'". . . .. so that the planum s case may he begun Wednesday. Examination of possible jurors was perhaps more thoroughly done in this than in any case tried in the Yavapai county court for many years. Searching inquiry is made by f both sides to determine the mental atti tude of the talesmen toward the PANIC CAUSED KAMI ID GUILD TO DIE Panic and not the cruelty of the desert, was responsible for the death of two members of the August Kauf mann family and the sufferings of the others. For, the hopes felt late last week that Kaufmann might yet be found alive on the desert west of Congress Junction, were shattered Sunday morning with receipt here by the Journal-Miii,er of a report from the searching party headed by Sher iff W. P. Mahoney of Mohave, that Kaufmann's body had been found. Kaufmann had lost his head. He paused to search for water when a five-minute drive would have taken him to the Bill Williams -fork and the Clarence Hann ranch. While wandering in search of water, he passed within a few yards of a sheep tank. But he did not entirely give way to his fears. Driven by the madness of thirst, he retained presence of : mind enough to drop at intervals, I pieces of" card on which he had writ t ten information by which" trackers I could follow him. When found, his ' body was in no condition to be pre i served for shipment home. Mrs. Kaufman and the two sur j viving children were in a pitifully weakened state when found bv Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rudy. According to ' the story brought to the city Sun- ! i i, , , Casa Grande, where they intended visiting relatives on the San Carlos project. Arriving at Yucca. Kauf mann sought to cut off over a hun dred miles of his journey by striking direct across the south of Mohave county to Congress Junction. The road is plain and in good condition. When he abandoned the car, it was in running order and had plenty of water, gas, oil and air. The body of the little girl, Lillian, aged 3, who died of exposure,, was brought to Prescott hy Lester Ruff ner, and it is believed will be inter red at Pasadena. Mrs. Kaufmann . ..1.1.. C" I 1 . for her necessities, through her home bank. DISAPPEARANCE A .MYSTERY (Associated Press Night Wire) DES MOINES, Aug. 15. The nce of Ambrose j. Snl3lI a mystery as ever, so far as any clue developed in Des Moines is conccrn- rrl Tie w lint Jiere nc nnnminrfil . . , . . . . nv private detectives, nor is he be- lieved to have been here since his sudden disappearance in December, 1919. The man the detectives said they i believed to be the Toronto theater owner, was located at the Polk 'icountv poor farm late today by newspapermen. He is John Daugh erty, a helpless man without a home. He has been a patient at the poor farm since early in 1919. plaintiffs, the farming industry, the corporations and specifically the is sues as briefly outlined by "Mr. Mor rison at the beginning of the hearing.