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ROOM Weekly ournaiv-Miner ARIZONA WEATHER METAL MARKETS (Furnished by the U. S. Weather Bureau and 'the ssociated Press.) Tuesday and Wednesday Fair and warmer. Prescott Temperatures, April 10 8 a.m... ....24 12 in. 54 5 p. in- .48 ' Bar silver: Foreign Domestic Copper Xot quoted. 6555c . 995Sc PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA PRESCOTT JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY "MORNING, APRIL 12, 1922 FIFTY-NINTH YEAR Hi 3l i - -v t v V" House In Secret Session Considers Anti Ku Klux Klan Measure FRIENDS OF ft CO ran iniu (Associated Pre bs Night Wire) PHOENIX, April 10. Behind closed doors the house committee of the whole today discussed a bill di rected against the Ku Klux - Klan. The majority recommended that the bill do not pass while the minority report recommended its passage. The measure comes up (or third reading tomorrow. In explanation of the secrecy in which the bill was considered, it was said private and confidential com munications were offered by the bill's supporters. No action was taken in either house on the general appropriation bill which was not returned from the committee on enrolling and en grossing, to which it was senat Sat urday. Rumors were afloat today that the fate of the financial codewhich has been in the hands of the governor for several days had not been decid-: ed. It was said a question as to its constitutionality had been raised and the governor was not disposed to act on it until he had been given a view of the general appropriation bill in its final form. The' house today cleaned up its calendar by removing bills which had been retained there for days or even weeks. Most of them were counter parts of senate bills which had pass ed both houses or else were senate bills, counterparts of house bills, which had either been definitely de feated or -gone to the governor. WILL QUASH TRUST INDICTMENTS IF IT WILL HELP SETTLE the coal mm (Associated Press Night Wlr) INDIANAPOLIS, April 10 .With the view cf opening the way for pos sible settlement of the nation-wide suspension of work by coal miners, had determined upon foreign valua- COLD OAr WHEM CONGRESS QUITS IF Bid VALUATION KILLED (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, April 10. "It will be American valuation or congress will remain here until the snow flies," Chairman Fordney of the house ways and means commit tee, declared today after he had been informed officially that tne senate finance committee majority finally was his judgment that the senate managers would agree to that valua tion when thf bill got into confer ence between the senate .and house. Mr. Fordney declared he would never agree to congress adjourning until aftfr the tariff bill had been passed. - "It is nonsense to talk about such a thing," he said. "Any man who suggests such a thing ,wants to de feat the tariff and therefore is an TROUBLE STARTS AtI TALKERS ENTER BIG Attorney General Dauehcrtv arrived tion as ,he underlying principle of here today unannounced from Wash-Itlle ,arff bill which probably will be J enemy to American 'industry and labor. Reiterating that the house would, not' yield on the valuation question Mr. Fordney said he did not beliefe there were more than a dozen men on the republican side who would not stand firm for Ameri can valuation and fight it out. Long fights were expected on a number of the provisions in the bill,. more" particularly those on dyes, hides, shoes and leather, wool, cot-. INF FJK llklllhi I III uuu THAT PROJECT OUT Of TRIO: GRANITE CREEK BRIDGE ington and after a two-hour confer ence with Federal Judge Anderson declared he did not know whether dismissal "was possible or practical at this time" of the indictments charging 225 coal operators, union leaders and others with conspiracy to violate the Sherman anti-trust law. In- private ' conference with the reported to the senate tomorrow "We will now insist on the original American valuation plan as written in the house bill," Mr. Fordney con tinued. "The senate committee majority went back on the compromise Ameri can wholesale selling price of the imported article to which we agreed, judge Mr. Daugherty discussed dis-jani1 nv' that bargain is off.' As missal of the indictments, which ac-sertinS that the senate was over turn it was said, would remove the whelmingly for American valuation j ton, lumber, metals and farm pro ground for the refusal of some ope- tne house committee chairman said it 'ducts. rators to continue interstate wage negotiations with the unions. Judge Anderson, who declined to discuss t the conference, was said to have re fused to approve dismissal of the pending cases. Further conferences with the officials here are on the at torney general's program for to morrow. . I AROUND THE CITY BOUNDARY IN COMMITTEE' Settlement of the boundary dispute between Maricopa and Yavapai coun ties, originating in Maricopa, rests in the hands of a committee of three men to whom it has been referred by the state supreme court, accord ing to Assistant County Attorney R. B. Westervelt, who has returned from Phoenix oh business connected with this matter. County engineers of each county, together with an ac complished astronomer, will de termine the position of the legal line. S, COOPER FREED ON DICAI CHARGE 01 HABEAS CORPUS! T is (Associated Press Night Wire) based. A clash over a disarmament pro posal by Georg Tchitcherin, the sov iet foreign minister, which occurred betveen Mr. Tchitcherin and M. Barthou, threatened to disrupt the conference. Mr. Barthou said France categor ically refused to discuss disarmament at Genoa. Mr. Tchitcherin replied thaT RussraY'thouglif- France -would be ready to discuss this question be- - r r l e T- t (-,. i. - tji. r rsr , caube .vi. nnanu, uic iormer rrencn Quick Come-Back of Defense women and sldwly brouaht forth the at Washington After , Stinnett Fails to Identi- information that he had never mar-, conference that RusslVs armaments fy Mrs. Cooper as "Mayiried any of them. The amazement had made d;sarmament impossible. Thompson Stinnett." of westervelt was written in, . . large bom type on nis- lair counten ance, and he fairly shouted his next question. Defense counsel again ob jected on the ground that this was repetition and the court had hardly had time to rule when Stinnett, - (Associated Press Night Wire) GENOA, April 10. Russja, the status of which is one of the ques tions of supreme importance to be decided by the economic conference, came (o the forefront soon after the opening of that assembly today. Speeches were made b3' the presiding officer, Premier Facta of Italy, M. Barthou, representing France, Pre mier Lloyd-George of Great Britain, Dr. Wirth of Germany and spokes men 'of Japan and Belgium, iill of a conciliatory nature and voicing ad herence to the Cannes resolution up on which the present gathering is j Judge Sweeney probably saved ljudge Stanford of Maricopa county TEQUILA (Associated Press Night Wire) TUCSON, April 10. John G. Bos- la trip to Prescott when he liberated GALLUP, April 10-Evacuation of Jessie Ray Thompson St!nnett nomes on company properxy oy tne corpus "telling the drift, proclaimed that "?tmZ he? veLv afternoon The Jhe refused to answer. iuiiowiiig me mimary oraer issuea J 1 . .... .:i. c .i r- ,;. ,,; f, !, S,:, whose matrimonial puzzle has stood Tl,e prosecution at this time began tick, manager of the Citizens' Auto d;strict - (the count prosecutor's office and t0 be cry sick and tired of the case. Stage line, operating cars between it '.-.j : : i other ae-eneies of Government in a I Mr. Norton at once took ud cross- Tucson and Nogales, was arrested uiiiiidiiicu miners wcic given uircc " . . . 1t Tnhar- late tnj, c, i j ,, j corner for Ifl Hnvs was nermittprl to examination nnrl in answer to an in- 1 UDac late today alter a nuurs; marriea miners were auowcu --' -- - - . , . . a rtnmM, t,w to m,.. f,m. go free after as astonishing a series 'quiiy about ancestory, Mr. Stinnett nad been dnvlnff was captured with VIELE NAMED OFFICER F. S. Viele, of this city, was elect ed vice-president of the Southwest ern Gold association, following its seventh annual tournament which ended in Phoenix Sunday. Other officers were J. S. Curtis, El Paso, president; Guy X. Dernier, Phoenix, secretary-treasurer, re-elected. Next year's tournament was awarded to El Paso. RATES REDUCED Announcement is made by the Prcscott-Whipple stage line that they have reduced their fares between Prescott and the post to 15 cents each way. The rate formerly was 35 cents a round trip and 25 cents one way. Under the new rate, says John Sills, the company's service will maintain the same high standard of service as heretofore. PROPERTY TRANSFER Transfer of a portion of a lot on South Pleasant street was Pleasant street was recorded here yesterday in a deed from Mr. and Mrs. H. W. McKean of this city to Frank J. Willoughby of Chicago. The prop erty contains the east 75 feet of lot G in block 17. The transaction in vilved $4,500. Ti,.a ,: of occurrences as has taken olace in admitted that he was of Indian' 100 1uarls 01 tequila, according to r..i -r law circles here in a lono- time. Iblood. Mr. Norton wanted to know.local Prohibition officers. He efi- m a ycn.ciui iiiaiuici t nunc ui uic . , !, i 1 men offering resistance to the order.! Mrs. Cooper-to use the name she the proportions if any. The witness "Ped at the time the car was taken ( n.n:io c ,u: is entitled to under a marriacre cere-'said his father was a Navaio and his i ul IOU"u "iamg, of the mines in this district early to- mny performed by Justice of the; mother a Cherokee. He was born, day. All mine guards, operators and Peace McLane on March 30 was he said, in Tennessee. miners found carrying arms weredis- Isiven her preliminary examination The prosecution was murmuring armed and notices were posted for beiore the same court that married , visibly, if inaudibly, by this time. Mr. all men at the mines to comply withher. earl' yesterday afternoon and Westervelt was palpably disgusted. Instructions were ordered given to City Engineer Art Kline at an ad journed council meeting last night for the preparation of plans and specifications for a cement concrete dam across Banning creek in the mountains south of the city. The dam will add 100,000,000 gal Ions to .the capacity of Prescott water storage facilities. Mr. Kline was also instructed to prepare at once the plans and blue prints for the Granite creek bridge to link east and west Prescott. The orders to the city engineer which will result in the publication of a call for bids on the Banning creek dam, came as the result of Mr. Kline's comprehensive report to the city council. This report was re quested because the city has been of fered three distinct water supply propositions, and the council wanted toknow which to accept. The engi neer returned from a survey of . all the plans and recommended the im mediate construction of the reservoir named. The call .for .bids will be published in 10 or 15 days. A month later, a contract will be awarded. Before fall, work may be well started on the project that will supplement the city water supply by 30 times the present capacity of the reservoir. The new Granite creek bridge .is to be the full width of the street and a structure of beauty as well as utility. It will match the paving that will meet its east approach, will give easier access to the west side and encourage the improvement of that highly important thoroughfare, West Gurley. Last night's meeting of the coun cil was for the express purpose of taking these two extremely important matters under consideration, but the council also discussed the proposition of extending the ornamental lighting car he SySieni, and it is to the be expected that several more shorf units of a block or so will be ordered. COAST BOXER GETS LESSON FROM TEXAN (Associated Press Nisht Wire) PHOENIX, April 10. Dick Grif fin, Fort Worth, Texas, bantam weight, gave Ed Rubidoux of River side, Calif., a 10-round boxing lesson here tonight and won. by a technical knockout just before the final gong when the bout was stopped to save the claimant of the Pacific coast championship. Johnny Carlyle of Los Angeles outpointed Young Garcia of Yuma in the six-round semi-final. They also are bantamweights. Red Briggs of Utah easily defeated Battling Scotty of Phoenix in four founds. They are lightweights. DEAD SAlf IS IIER He is in jail at Nogales. the order within 12 hours. A search of all houses and persons will be conducted tomorrow and all viola tors placed under arrest, according to Lieutenant Colonel Norman King,; around and married Ed Cooper. William 'A. btinnett, prosecuting W ctnnneH the trial nnrl announced t i-- - ri - - witness, failed to identify her as thea motion for a two-day continuance, woman he had claimed to have mar-1 He would, he. said, get to the bot ried, and who, he swore, later turned 'tom 0r this case and ditr throuah that who is in command of the troops. Sixty men joined the union today, according to Lee Lewis, president, who also said that not more than 2 per cent of the miners in the district reported for work today. Twenty alleged bootleggers, ar rested by military authorities, were given trials this afternoon and fines aggregating more than $4,000 were imposed. Few miners are on the streets and there was no disturbance today. oil nw: out of COLORADO COLLIERIES (Associated Press Night Wire) DENVER, April 10. An order is sued today by Colonel P. J. Ham rock, in command of the Colorado rangers to round up alleged I. W. W. agitators reported to have come to the coal fiends from other states. brought an assertion tonight from Feliz Pogliano of Pueblo, secretary treasurer of district 15, United Mine Workers of America, that there were no I. W. W.'s in the organization. "If any agitators arc coming in it is news to me," Mr. Pogliano said, camps I think I would know of their presence. Moreover, Stinnett declared that he was a full-blooded Indian, a fact ac cording to the statutes, that nttlli- bottom. It would be a simple mat ter to test certain persons' veracity. There was a witness in Phoenix who had issued the original marriage Caucasian blood. It was, however, the fact that Stinnett failed or refused to identify her as "May Thompson Stinnett" that led Judge Sweeney later to grant the writ of habeas corpus in the pending bigamy proceedings. Mrs. Cooper left the " jail a free woman. By another unusual turn of af fairs, Stinnett himself was lodged in the jail Saturday night, and it is said was incarcerated in the same tank with Cooper. Yesterday's preliminary presented some more baffling phases for the DRY LAW SHOULD BE REPAYING ITS COSTS ties any marriage he may have or 'license and also one Superior Judge still' may contract with a person of .Stanford who had nerformed the ceremony. Mr. Norton at once entered an en thusiastic objection. Why the very j idea, he said, pained and surprised at this turn of affairs, to think of trying to impeach one's own wit ness. Was not the prosecution bound by his testimony? He, for one, would say it was! Judge McLane knew of a statute about continuances, and he granted iC Mr. Norton at once repaired to his office and sued out a writ of habeas corpus, which was made returnable t. ,f T I f prosecution. Stinnett was called as at once Delor J"se oweeney. in a witness for the state and Deputy thc higher court there was some dis- Prosecutor Westervelt asked him if cussion of the several astonishing that woman indicating the defend-1 Phascs of the case, whereupon, there ant was his wife. C. C. Norton, counsel for Mrs. Cooper, objected to the question as leading, and Mr. Westervelt rephrased it. Indicating Mrs. Cooper, the jail matron, a young woman from the clerk's office and a fourth visitor, he asked Stin nett to look them all over carefully being slight argument on the real issue whether or not thc state de served that continuance the court granted the writ. Cooper gained a sort of semi-freedom a little earlier. At the conclus ion of ' the preliminary examination of Mrs. Cooper, Ed was turned loose and state whether the woman heion his own recognizance by x Judge claimed to have married at Phoenix 1 McLane. "and if they are at any of the coal rand against whom he swore out the Whether or not there will be other bigamy charge, were present. proceedings in this highly involved Stinnett gazed at the array of case was not revealed-last night. (Associated Press Night Wire) PHILADELPHIA, April 10. Revenues from the national prohibi tion act should pay many times over the $10,000,000 appropriation for the enforcement of the dry laws during thc coming year, Commissioner Haynes declared in an address to a law enforcement body here tonight. "It would be interesting to the people to know," he said, "that if we were to collect the fines, penal ties and special tax imposed on vio lators in the first six months of this administration they would more than pay two and a half times the esti mated cost of enforcing the law for the next year." CLAM, 000 ARE OUT IN COAL FIELDS BURCH TRIAL RESUMED (Associated Press Night Wire) LOS ANGELES, April 10. The second trial of Arthus C. ' Burch, charged with the murder of J. B. Kennedy here last August, was start ed again today. A new jury panel was on hand, a previous start of thc trial last week having been halt ed and prospective jurors dismissed when charges of jury tampering were taken up resulting in the arrest of an investigator for the district attorney. COTTON MARKET (Associated Press Night Wire) INDIANAPOLIS, April 10. Fifty thousand union soft coal miners in addition to almost half of the 155,000 vorkers in the anthracite industry who are not members of the United Mine Workers of America arc par ticipating in the general suspension of work in the coal industry, accord ing to a statement here today by President John L. Lewis. "The union men are standing firm and we are gaining strength in non union fields," he declared. While no exact estimate was made of the men in the strike, it was evi dence from the statement that of ficials regarded their former esti mates of 600,000 as having been ex ceeded. It was said the union re garded 640,000 men as participants in the walkout. (Associated Pres Night Wiro) MANILA. April 10. Captain Wil liam J. Briscbe of the Philippine scouts was burned to death today in attempting to rescue an enlisted man ' surrounded in a forest fire near Ba gnio, province of Benguet. The sol dier also perished and several others were severely burned. Captain Briscoe was leading a squad of the Forty-third infantry, formerly a Philippine scout regi ment, in an effort to check the fire which threatened to destroy Camp Hay. Three -of the men were sur rounded by a'suddent shift of the wind and Captain Briscot went to their rescue. He saved two of the men but was himself fatally burned. U. STAKES HAND IN (Associated Press Night Wire) CHICAGO, April 10. An investiga tion by federal agents of the income tax returns made by Governor Len Small, Vernon Curtis a banker, and Fred Sterling, former state treasurer all of whom are facing trial on charges of conspiracy in connection with the alleged embezzlement of state funds has been begun, it was reported here tonight. According to high officials of the internal revenue department, an agent has been assigned to investigate and report all information he may collect- He has been told to attend the trial of Governor Small, which is sched uled to start at Waukegan next week. LAI DUCK NAVY IS FEAR OF ROOSEVELT (Associated Press Night Wire) REGINA, April 10. The entire town of Lumsden, Sasketchewan, oi thc Canadian Northern railroad line. is practically under water from spring floods. Grocery stores in the town are using boats to deliver provisions to the homes where whole families are forced to live on the upper floors. (Associated Press Night Wire) ; According to travelers the water in NEW YORK, April 10. Cotton some places is 10 feet deep. At one closed firm, net 17 points lower to 1 point 250 feet of railroad track is point higher. under water. (Associated Prcsn Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, April 10. Passage of the house appropriation committee's naval bill would be a "national disaster" and furnish the country with a "lame duck" navy. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt of thc navy department declared tonight, speaking before the Naval Press club. "Under the 'lame duck' navy," he added, "we will be a second-rate country. As such we will have but little influence in the world for peace or justice. The very people who smugly announce the loftiness of our ideals when Ihey advocate such a re duction, would, by one stroke, ren der those ideals ineffectual."