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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 1922
PACE THREE WH PPL E RATES COTJffi NOT Fares in City Left Undisturbed Except for Classification of Cars, While Stage Tariff Is Reduced to 15 and 25 Cents " (From Thursday's Daily) Ruling on the taxi and Whipple stage rate cases after several months of consideration of the case, the state corporation commission has in effect reduced fares between the city and the post, and left around town prices as they were, it was said yes terday in. Connection with the Journal-Miner dispatch of yesterday morning. Stage rates to and from Whipple Barracks are reduced from 25 and 35 cents to 15 and 25 cents. Taxicabs making the trip to the barracks, how ever, must charge 40 per cent more than thei rates in effect on existing stage lines under the ruling of the commission, which guarantees those routes over which it exercises a measure of rate control, certain freedom from competition. Service cars in town of the small car class may not charge over 25 cents for fares within the city limits; cars of higher caliber have a maxi mum charge of half a dollar. These rates are about what they have been preceding the hearing held by the corporation commission at the court house last falL A new feature of the corporation commission's rulings under the motor vehicle law seems to be the imposi tion of a car classification; the Ford being taken as the standard of-smaller cars and the Studcbaker for larger ones! SHERIFF HAS 8 NEW BOARDERS .(From Thnrscavs Oaily) Further evidence that the sheriff's office comes close to being a self supporting institution is afforded by the fact that eight more federal boarders yesterday were lodged in the hotel operated by that office. In all, ten new guests were . given ac commodations at the county lodging house yesterday, two men from Grindstone Tanks being ushered in-J to nice clean cells along with the federals. Some of the latter were apparently special wards of Uncle Sam, for his orders requested that they he given private rooms and their meals served to them, alone. The federal prisoners were brought here by United States Deputy Mar shal Fred Weage, while the two county prisoners, who are awaiting trial, were introduced to their new host by Deputy Sheriff Fred Hawk , ins of Clarkdale. The federal pris oners, the crimes they were convict ed of and the sentences they will serve are: Clifford Hill, 18, larceny of govern ment property, four months; George J. Glow, 23, larceny of interstate commerce shipments, six months; Ed J. Murphy, 19, same charge, six months; Frank McGuire, 28, same charge, 10 months; Charles Brouillctt, 17, , transporting stolen motor ve hicles, four months; John Lawrence. 18, same charge, four months; Frank Austin, 17, forcibly entering a U. S. postoffice, two months, and John W. Wray, 18. larceny of government property, four months. KILLED CATTLE, EO Frank E. Howard and W. L. Hostetter Bound Over to Su perior Court Under Bond of $2,000; Killed Calf, Alleged (From Thursday's Daily) Frank E. Howard and W. L. Hos tetter, of Clarkdale, yesterday were bound over on bonds of $2,000 to await action of the superior court in their cases. They were brought here yesterday charged with having illegal ly slaughtered cattle, and were given priliminary hearing yesterday after noon before Justice of the Peace C. H. McLane, in the justice court. Specifically, the two men are al leged to have killed a calf belonging to the Coconino Cattle company, and to have burned the hide to de stroy the evidence of their act. When confronted with the charge in the county attorney's office, they are al leged to have said that the calf was a "maverick" without brand or rec ognizable mark of identification or ownership. 2 NEK HOG-CHOLERA CASE REPORTED State Veterinarian Inspects Herd of Swine at Slaughter House and Turns Them Over to Os burn; To Stamp Out Disease (From Tlitireday's Daily") State Veterinarian R. J. Hight yesterday inspected the slaughter pens of the Niederer meat market below town and declared that the 130 or so hogs that have died there in the past two weeks, were affected with cholera. Dr. Hight placed the herd in charge of Dr. J. W. Osburn for treatment and observation, pend ing receipt of medicines from Phoe nix. Notice of something wrong at the slaughter house was conveyed to Joe Campbell, state brand inspector, and he called Dr. Hight on the phone and" the veterinarian came to Prcs cott on the Wednesday night train. With Dr. Osburn he yesterday visit ed the place and made an examina tion, including post-mortems. The existence of hog cholera in Yavapai county has been suspected for .some time, and Dr. Osborn said last night that an attempt was being made to eradicate it. FOR E. I KASTNER Ed Kastncr is acknowledged to br in some ways a remarkably good golf player. lie has won many match games from players supposed to be his superiors in the game. He and his friends have heretofore con tended that his success is due to con sistent playing almost void of spec tacular features, and on account of these qualities he is generally con ceded to be the one local de-otee of the game that is to be seriously reckoned with" on the course during the coming season by those in the upper lights. However, at the present time Ed easily holds the record for a long jlrive.on. the. Hassayampa. links, and it is very doubtful if his distance has been beaten anywhere in the entire southwest. It happened this way and here is the proof: Ed buys his golf balls by the dozen and he always stencils ' his name on each ball of the dozen be fore using ar.yt and as an extra pre caution each ball is numbered so that all lhc time he knows exactly what ball of the dozen is being used. Two weeks ago last Sunday he, in company with others, was playing a round on the Hassayampa grounds and in driving off the tee of No. 5 he was fortunate in making a pecu liarly good shot. It rose high and traveled well, it passed out of sigh over the tops of the trees at what was reasonably estimated to be 400 yards away and was noticed to be then veering to the left; diligent se?rch was made but the ball could not be found. Yesterday a friend called in the store and delivered the identical ball to him he had picked it up on the target range course eight miles away. PAVING IS TALKED WHEN ROAD OKAYED (From Fridays Dally) When it was learned here yester day that the state highway depart ment had officially designated the Hassayampa route as the main north-and-south highway from Prcscott to Phfltnix, incorporating it in the de partment's new official may of the tentative 7 per cent state highway system, talk began to be heard about paving. "Fine!" was the exclamation heard on every side. "That's a real high way commission, and a real highway engineer we have. Now we ought to get busy and see that Prescott's down-town streets are paved right away pronto, so that tourists and visitors and travelers will come into this town, and instead of saying 'What a slow burg!' remark with en thusiasm, 'Well, this Prescott's a live little city, isn't it?'" ONLY 3,089 "UNKNOWN DEAD WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 25. According to an announcement of the war department, only 3,089, or a-little over 2 per cent of all the American soldiers killed in France, remained unidentified or classified as "missing." Those who are unidentified are buried in France beneath white crosses up on which no name is written. TOWNSITE IS LOOKED OVER H INVESTO Williamson Valley Project Given Approval by Oklahoma Finan cier, After Inspection of Land and Corporation Records (From Thursday's Dally) Mules and scrapers that during the spring and summer were so busy, are gone and it is quiet around the 2,500 foot long mound of yellow earth that is beginning to assume the form of a dam across Williamson valley. Ac tivity at the Sullivan campsite is con fined to contesting over who of the small crew shall respond to the ma tutinal tintinnabulations of the bat tered alarm clock and do things with firewood to raise the morning tem perature to the more balmy measure of the out of doors. The relict of an age-old citizen of the prairies, re duced now to a small heap of crum bling and bleached bones, lies near the summit of the fill, the only watchman. Rut all activity has not ceased. It has only been transferred to another and more fascinating ficd of human endeavor. What Bob Caldwell lias stopped doing,' Homer Wood has taken up. And in a short time, there will he a file of carefully drawn maps to testify to the present import ance of the new townsite that will one day house the inhabifants of the teeming Williamson valley. Mr. Woods is said once to have swayed the destinies of the state; from a more or less humble position in the new state administration, he guided policies and niade and un made -men. Now he guides the des tinies and controls the bubbles of a venerable but excellent transit; in heavy corduroys, his iiands guarded rojn the frosts of cariy morn and late and dewy eve by woolen mitts without fingers, and his face by a deep tan and a left-over shave, he traipses over the cedar-hills and sets up monuments of white painted red wood with cryptic marks. At times he sets down figures in a book, and when anyone is interested in them, he tells how his lines coincide with those of the old government survey ors not. But there will be accurate maps and filings. Having found a camp vhcre the eating is .one of, the mat ters of solicitude on the part of Billy and Jim and John, Homer is inclined to make the job last. There will be accurate maps and filings. Townsite Project During the winter days when it is not profitable to pour concrete and no fun to stumble after fresnos, Art Davis, manager of the Williamson Valley Farms 'project, is turning his attention to the new townsite. In company with a party of interested and attentive investors he went over the piece yesterday. With him were J. J. Hamre, president of the Bank of Arnct, Okla., a winter resident here who has become strongly inter ested both financially and otherwise in the project, and W. J. O'Brien, personal representative of ' W. L. Street, general manager of the Snider Preserve company, which is plan ning a 5,000-acre tomato ranch on the' project and a factory from which it is planned to supply the entire territory west of Denver with catsup. Mr. Hamre is not a new member of the Williamson valley family of enthusiasts. He made an investment in the project and "then before' in creasing it considerably, he went to Phoenix, where he said yesterday he had found the affairs of the company in the finest of shape in the records of the corporation commission. Not only that, said Mr. Hamre, but the members of the commission had all spoken with the greatest favor about the plan to add to Yavapai's arable land by diverting the flood and nor mal waters of Williamson wash be fore they actually assume the name of Verde river. Need Housing Facilities Before any more moves can be made by the industries, now said to be planning more than one enter frise just to the north of Prescott, it must be assured that there is go ing to be a place where housing fa cilities can be available. So, pending the arrival of working weather and a new deal in the cement line, Art Davis is turning his big guns on the townsite. Homer Wood said last summer that he was going to survey the plat, but he broke his instrument; now that it is nice weather for Eski mos; he is up against the job of hav ing that there survey finished and darn quick about it. When the maps are completed, and the "corners" are tied down so that they cannot blow away, Davis will begin opening the tracts where not only homes but the temporary residences which arc the fondest things tourists are of, will one day spring up. The configuration of the country happily provides for both a dam and tovnsitc in Williamson valley, as well as those broad and level and stumpless acres where the real wealth will be sought. Proceeding up the valley near the wash from the spot where the Villiamson and Chino drainages come together, one soon approaches, a cape of cedar slopes extending from the base of Sullivan liutte onto the floor of the valley. The rounded point of this slope will be the residential section of the new town, while the business area is to be located in a sheltered and flat floored cove just below and between the cape and the higher and more rugged buttes that form one of the anchorages for the concrete dam. The Pet Antelope There was a snap to the morning that made it worth being up and about when the party drove in two cars to the project. Ice about as thick as a good pie-crust was on the stream, which was diminished by the locked waters of the great drainage basin. Tom Bate having been at tached to the party, along with Floyd Williams and Don Campbell, it was decided to make some pic tures of the herd of pet antelope that roams the cedars. Mr. Wood invited the crowd to step across the creek on a two-log bridge he had devised to get to and from his sur veying, so that the photographer might try to sneak up on the ante lope. Then Mr. Davis and the rest of the party, including his secretary, Mrs. Arthur Logsdcn, joined the pic ture hunters, so. that the entire bunch was on the far side of the stream. The antelope did not feel like pos ing, however. Returning without pictures of the game, but with some panoramas of the wide valley and its crest of mountains, the party reached the stream, half an hour later and found that the morningsun had sent down the flood waters. The two-log bridge was downstream. The ice crust was no more and the waves were licking up the dried mud. Some wading had to be done, but Mr. Wood recaptured his logs and reinstated the bridge, and the camera tripod, was a good balance pole for tight-walking. ALLAN LOVE STUCK TO STRICKEN ENGINE (From Saturday's Daily) That the accident which befell the Santa Fe passenger train northbound near Hillside Thursday night did not terminate fatally for someone was due to the quickness of Engineer Allan LoVe, was the opinion of Al bert Akin, local legion post com mander, who returned from Phoenix on the train. According to Akin, the trailer wheels supporting the cab of the en gine, broke and turned sidewise. There was a crash and Engineer Love proceeded to apply measures to halt the train. The fireman, pre pared for emergencies, and without anything to do to stop the train, left the cab by the air route and remark ed later that he had never before realized how tall a Santa Fe engine is. The train halted with a thump, and there was a jarring of passengers but none were hurt. Children, frightened by the crash, wailed and some women were badly frightened. , The accident occurred about 9:30. Two hours later members of the crew had returned- from Hillside where they walked to notify the dis- prtcher of the occurrence, and after a while, the train was crawling into Hillside with the broken trailer sus tained by chains. PELS INTO CITY 10 HOURS Of EI Northbound train No. 402 from Phoenix to Ash Fork, which was held up late Thursday night by the breaking of a trailer wheel under the engine, reached Prescott at 9:15 yes terday morning, after a delay of a few minutes less than 10 hours. The trailer wheel broke as the train was near yillside, and travelers from the south waited in the coaches while a crew was dispatched from Prcscott and the damage repaired. The southbound train passed thru this city on schedule time at 2:30 yesterday morning, but was delayed near Hillside by the stalled north bound. It reached Phoenix at 10 o'clock. PHOENIX, Jan. 27. State Engi neer Thomas Maddock announced he will leave tomorrow for Yuma, where he will confer with the Yuma county highway commission concerning fed eral aid in construction of a road across Yuma county. Silent Traffic Cops Put at Intersections (From Friday's Dally) "Keen to the fight" was the new order issuing yesterday from the city hall, when Chief of Police Tom Mc Mahon gave out the information that four new "silent traffic cops" have been installed on main-traveled streets. "These silent policemen were put there." Chief McMahon said, "to keep automobile traffic on the right side of the street, and to prevent cutting corners. Pedestrians will also have to stop cutting corners, and keep to' the sidewalks., We intend to entorce this law fully." The new silent cops have been placed at the intersections or Gttrley and Cortez streets, Gurley and Mon tezuma, Mt. Vernon and Willis, and Mt. Vernon and Gurley. Superior Court Flag Renovated, Replaced "Clerk, enter an order to Bailiff William Poulson, that the flag above the bench is to be taken down this evening and dry-cleaned." Judge John J. Sweeney yesterday so instructed the clerk, and the clerk so instructed Bailiff Poulson, and nresentlv T. E. Boren, superintendent of the court house, was' removing the big American flag which has graced the court room. The flag will be thoroughly cleaned, and replaced to day. For four years this particular flag, placed there at the instance of Judge Sweeney when he first assumed the position of judge of the superior court, has had the position of honor in Judge Sweeney's court-room. No one but the assembled transient keepers of the court records know how mtny dramas of pride or shame, how many civil feuds, how many criminal causes, have been enacted under the old flag, which has be come slightly soiled during its period of service. It will be washed clean and replaced above the bench again, to serve through new series of cases, as a symbol of the principles of jus tice laid down in that court-room. E LAY TONIGHT Basketball Games at High School This Evening With Neighbors Across Hill and Tomorrow at Williams High School The basketball teams of Prescott High school and Jerome tqnight will meet at 7:30 in the high school gym, both boys' and girls' teams contest ing. , Tomorrow night a double-header will be played with Williams. The teams have been practicing hard and good games are expected. The girls' team has already shown that it can play a good game by de feating Holbrook the first part of this month. The charge for admis sion is 50 cents or 35 cents if the person is the owner of an athletic as sociation ticket. The boys' team will be selected from: D. Bradley, H. Southworth, P. Plummer, E. Weiland, R. Weiland, E. Oliver, M. Escher. The girls' team will probably be picked from Ruth Lawrence, Mary Bunte, Helen Finlayson, Frieda Cle ments, Johnnye Kee Parsons, Esther Devin, Catherine Meeker, Miriam McNeeley, Noel Pcgues. FUNDS APPORTIONED FOR FOREST ROADS, Additional moneys for forest serv ice road construction in Arizona and New Mexico w,ill be available from the forest development fund of the service, it became known .here yester day ill a communication from Frank C. W. Pooler, district forester for the two states, at Albuquerque. The in formation was received by District Forester Pooler in a wire from Washington. Funds amounting to $230,722 for Arizona and $219,652 for New Mex ico, will be spent directly by the for est service in the construction of roads and trails needed for forest protection, development, utilization and administration. Under the road bill passed by con- cress last fall, the sums of $444,049 for Arizona, and $338,619 for New- Mexico, were apportioned .for roads to be constructed in the two states by the bureau of public roads, of primary importance from state, coun ty and community standpoints. I AND US BROKEN WHEEL DELAYS TR A broken trailer-wheel on the en- gine of north-bound train No. 402 last night caused an abrupt halt in the Prescottward progress of the midnight train, and this morning is' holding up both north and south bound traffic over the Santa Fe line from Ash Fork to Phoenix. The accident occurred near Hill side at 9:30 o'clock last night. Neither the engine nor any cars were derailed or overturned, nor was any one injured. A broken trailer-wheel ordinarily results only in preventing the trairi from moving, 5t was ex plained last night at the Santa Fe of fices. The trailer-wheel is located tinder the engine, nd is no part of the tender. Word of the occurrence .was re ceived at Prescott shortly before 11 o'clock last night, and a crew was gathered together and dispatched to the scene about midnight, to repair the damage and get the train under way. It was estimated at the rail road offices here-that the train proba bly would not be got under way be fore 5 o'clock this morning, and pos sibly later, thus holding up the south-bound passenger scheduled to pass through Prescott at 2:30. BIRTH OF A BOY Word was received here yesterday that a handsome eight-pound baby boy christened Norman Gilbert, has been horn' to Mr. and Mrs. Abe Ve god, of Lennox, S. Dak., daughter and son-in-law of Mrs. Anna Levy, formerly of Prescott. Mrs. VegCd formerly was Miss Margaret Levy. Her marriage to Mr. Vcgod in Len nox occurred during last year. Mrs Levy has been in Lennox for some months past, since leaving Prescott. She expects to go to California in the spring, to visit her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Levy, at Richmond. 1 (Associated Press) LOUISVILLE, Ky.,' Jan. 25, Eastern stables carried off the largest purses in "the 1921 racing season, ac cording "to figures compiled by turf authorities. Five eastern stables and two in Kentucky each won more than $100,000 in purses, of which the Rancocas stable, Sinclair & Hildr.eth, won the largest amount by taking more than $250,000. Morvich, the sensational two-year-old that went through the year un defeated, was the greatest money get ter, winning $115,234. No other racer won $100,000, although the 10 lead ing horses won more than $40,000 each. S. C. Hildreth of the Rancocas stable was the leading winner with horses under his care. Eight train ers trained animals that won more than $100,000 in the season. C. Lang, who rode 135 mounts home in front, led all jockeys in the point of victories, while E. Sande, with 112 firsts, led the winning money jockeys with $263,043. Lang's mounts won $160,522.. The first 10 money-winning horses, with names of their owners, follow: Morvich, Ben Block, $115,234; Gray Lag, Rancocas stable, $62,596; Exter minator, Willis S. Killmer, $56,825; Startle, II. H. Hewitt, $47,970; Broomspun (now dead), Whitney stable, $44,200; Sporting Blood, Ar nold Rothstein, $43,610; Mad Hatter, Rancocas stable, $42,932; Yellow Hand, C. A. Stoneham, $42,271; Bunting, Whitney stable, $41,300, and Behave Yourself, E. R. Bradley, $40, SO. TWO MILLION ACRES ADDEDTO FORESTS Nearly two million acres of land have been purchased to date in the east by the United States national forest service for national forest pur poses, and more than one million acres have been offered for sale to the government, according to infor mation received here yesterday from the southwestern district forester at Albuquerque. The land constitutes chiefly water shed projects, and is mostly cut-over ground upon which by a manage ment plan and fire protection, the forest service will undertake perm anent production of higher uses, such as timber, recreation, flood pre vention, and so forth. SPECIALIST TO AIN LECTURE HERE Dr. Paul A. Lewis of the Henry Phipps.. Institute.. Will.. Make Prescott Sole Arizo'na Stop on Transcontinental Itinerary (From Friday's Dally) Two lectures, one to members of the medical profession only, and the other for the general' public, will be given here Monday morning and noon by Dr. Paul - A. Lewis of the Henry Phipps Institute of Philadel phia, it was announced yesterday by Dr. H. T. Southworth. Dr. Lewis, who is one of the most noted special ists in tuberculosis in the country, will speak on "The Posijion of the Anti-Tuberculosis Campaign in the United States," delivering a message which will be of keen interest to all those interested in the great humani tarian movement. An unique opportunity wilUbe af forded members of the medical pro fession here, and the general public, by Dr. Lewis' visit. En route to "California on a schedule arranged by the National Anti-Tuberculosis as sociation, his .only stop in Arizona will be in this city, under the aus pices of the Arizona Anti-Tuberculosis association. From here he will continue to Los Angeles. Arrangements have been made by the Yavapai Medical society for a brekfast reception for Dr. Lewis, at" the Yavapai club at 8 o'clock Mon day morning. Dr. Lewis will arrive at 2:25 that morning.. The breakfast will be attended only by physicians and surgeons of Yavapai and Fort Whipple. At Tioon, a large public luncheon will be held in the Owl banquet hall, at which Dr. Lewis will acquaint laymen as well as members of the medical profession with the status of anti-tuberculosis activity in this coun try'. The subject is felt by medical men here to be of especial Interest to Prescott people, inasmuch as one of the largest United States veterans' hospitals in -the country is located here for the treatment of that dis ease. C, H, PAUL! IS ER CHARGE F EMBEZZLING C. W. Le Van, City Fruit Man, Alleges Commission Merchant Collected Money Due Him and Failed to Turn Over Proceeds (From Friday's Dally) C. H. Pauli, said to have been en gaged in the wholesale fruit business here, last night was served with a warrant at his home, corner of Grove and Gurley streets, and taken to the county jail charged with embezzle ment. C. W. LeVan,' proprietor of the City Fruit Market, swore to the com plaint on which the justice court yes terday afternoon issued the warrant. Bond was fixed, at the time the warrant was issued, at $1,000 which Mr. Pauli was endeavoring to raise following his arrest short ly before 10 o clock last night. Le Van, according to the sheriffs office, complained that Pauli had ap propriated certain funds due to the proprietor of the City Fruit Market. There had been business relations be tween the defendant and the com plainant, it was said, and Pauli had collected and receipted for certain sums of money due to the market, and had then failed to turn over the proceeds. Pauli. who is married and lives at 104 Grove street, has been engaged in the commission business and is well known. He has lived in Prescott for a number of years. Fountain Lady Gets a New Dress for Spring The lady who stands perched at the center of a couple of basins forming the plaza fountain, yesterday was given a brand-new drtss by T. E. Boren, superintendent of the court house, and his assistants. The grass will be coming out in fine shape this spring, said Superintendent Boren, and we want to have the little lady looking her best. And so a coat of bright green paint yesterday was ap plied to the statue and to the double decked basin on top of which she stands. The work will be completed today, the whole fountain being re juvenated. The fact that the wa'ter in the pond is frozen over solid has enabled the work to be done at this time.