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ROOM Stay Co wboy ! Come to Prescott Frontier Days9 July 3, 4,5,6, 1 922 ER PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA PRESCOTT JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1922 FIFTY-NINTH YEAR George Hunt Announces Candidacy FIRST I L L TIE I ARIZONA BEGINS (Associated Press Night Wire) PHOENIX, May 24. After the examination of 25 veniremen in Judge R. C. Stanford's division of the superior court this morning a jury was selected to hear the first criminal trial directly involving the Ky Klux Klan in this state. J. N. Waller and B. F. Waller ap , peared to face charges of aggravated assault upon. Rolin P. Jones, princi pal of the Lehi school. J. N. Waller and his son, B. F. Waller, both of Mesa, are being tried jointly on charges which have grown out of a whipping which was administered to Mr. Jones on the night of March 20 near Lehi. Dur ing the preliminary hearing of the defendants, evidence was introduced to prove that the Ku Klux Klan had taken full responsibility for the as sault and it is expected that the state will bring this evidence into the trial tomorrow. County Attorney R. E. L. Shep herd,v directing the prosecution for the state, questioned each prospective juror as to his affiliations with or be lief in the Ku Klux Klan or any of its teachings. Jones, star witness fos the state, was the first to take the witness stand. He told of having three K's painted upon his face, two on his cheeks and one on his forehead, and asserted that at one time he heard a command for members of the Ku Klux Klan to assemble. (Associated Press Night Wire) MILWAUKEE, May 24. Resur rection of the legalized liquor traf fic is the real purpose back of agita tion for light wines and beer, Con gressman John G Cooper, of Ohio told the Wisconsin Law Enforce ment convention here tonight. Mr. Cooper, a member of the Am-! erican Federation of Labor, critiz ed a statement he attributed to Samuel Gompers, president of the federation that that organization was in favor of light wine and beer. "It is not the working people of our country who are clamoring for the return of the liquor traffic," he asserted. "I do not challenge the right of Mr. Gompers to express his own views on the repeal of the pro hibition law, but I do challenge the right of any one to speak for the thousands of law-abiding workmen and women or our country who i joined hands with others to banish 11113 uil iiiutut.iiu lliaillUlluil. LABOR IB SAYS EIPERS ERRED i BEER JILTED BY FATHER, BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN GIRL SHOOTS AND KILLS 16-YEAR OLD SON (Associated Press Night Wire) PUEBLO, Colo., May 24. After her first frenzied confession, Miss Josephine Liberto, 21, beautiful Ital ian girl, is behind the bars in the women's quarters of the city jail, strangely silent over the shooting this morning of Consuelo Baca, a 16-year-old student at Loretto Acad emy. It. was her revenge for the al leged unfaithfulness of Dr. J. S. EI CHIEF (Associated Press Bulletin) GLOBE, May 25. (Thursday Morning.) George W. P. Hunt, former' governor and until a few months ago United States minister to Siam, will be a candidate for governor at the democratic pri mary, he told a democratic meet ing here tonight "It is pretty certain you will find me a, candidate for the democratic nomination," Mr. Hunt told an Associated Press representative here. "I am in Globe, my home town, to register and confer with local democrats. I am informed that friends are circulating my petitions in other counties in the state, "But I think the official an nouncement and campaign plans should originate in my home coun ty of Gila." Mr. Hunt will deliver an address at Kinney Park here tomorrow night and then return to Phoenix, he said tonight OLD BANK THEFT IS TRICED TO REALTO (Associated Press Night Wire) MIAMI, Fla., May 24. J. D. Meyers, local realty man, identified several weeks ago by officials of a bank in Salt Lake City as Milton D. Joseph, a clerk who, it is charged, disappeared eight years ago with $54,000 of the bank's funds, lost his fight today against extradition. In a decision handed down today the state supreme court affirmed the cir cuit court of Dabe county, upholding the request for extradition. Meyers came to Florida in 1919. He denied he was the man wanted at Salt Lake City, contending his ar rest was due to mistaken identity. CABINET CRISIS IS LOOMING n GERMANY (Associated Press Night Wire) BERLIN, May 24.--There are per- aianiiL luuiuia in.it ui i tiiuuici ' crisis owing to Dr. Josef Wirth, the ! i,Q.n r i.:i. I chancellor, having declined to en-! dorse -the proposals made to the reparations commission in Paris by Andre Herms, minister of finance, especially the proposal to impose new taxation to cover the increase in Germany's floating debt. fBaca, father of Consuelo and resid ing in Raton, N. M., that the girl fired the shot, she said. The shooting is a result of an al leged triangular love affair, according to the belief of the police. It is said that Baca had been paying attentions to the Liberto woman and since he left Pueblo had written her many letters containing endearing comments. EXECUTIVE IT GLOBE PLAGES aEfa 4011 ILLl GUT FROM II, S, FREIGHT BILL BY I. C. C. RULE t -4 (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24. Railroad freight rates will be reduced on July 1 by amounts equal to 10 per cent of their present levels under' a decision of the interstate commerce commission, announced today. Prac tically all classes and commodities of traffic arc affected by the decision, which marked the conclusion of the investigation, begun last August by the commission on its own initiative into the reasonableness of existing freight levels. Agricultural products in all sec tions of the country outside of New England, livestock and western grain products are the chief commodities ( and Coriimissioner Blair, of the 'in excluded from the -reduction, these ternal revenue bureau to agree on a comprising the freight classification upon which reductions have recently been put into effect. Passenger charges and Pullman fares also arc left unchanged by today's decision. With its ''decision on rates the com mission announced also its determina tionof 5.7 per cent as the reasonable annual retlirns, wlidi4caxriers,in tlte future will be entitled 'to earn on their actual capital investment. This compares with 6 per cent, the level fixed under the transportation act for the period expiring March 1. Railroads are required to signify before May 31 whether they would voluntarily make new schedules or require the commission to issue its formal and detailed order for the al terations. On the statement of the commis sion that rail freight revenues in 1921 approximated $4,000,000,000, to day's decision will reduce the na tional freight bill by $400,000,000 per year. As stated in technical language to the reads the commission said that after July 1 it would hold unreason able rates, "including more than the following percentages of increases over the" rates in effect immediately prior to .August, 1920, and set up the territorial schedules as follows: "In the southern and Mountain Pacific group, 12.5 per cent instead of 25 per cent so authorized." Must Cut Expenses WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24. Reduction in operating income which ma' be expected to result from the reduction in freight rates will neces sitate curtailment of expenses on the part of many railroads "unless the railroad labor board will give relief in wages" and loan equal amounts, Howard Elliott, chairman of the Northern Pacific, said tonight. The length and technical language of the interstate commerce commis sion's decision required careful study before an intelligent opinion on it 1 i. -.t ii.... t wuiu uu caici.u, uui uuviuuaij there will be a substantial shrinkage j in gross earnings of railroads. I OG-TI OF STEEL DELAY (Associated Press Night Wire) . WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24. Representatives of five of the inde- Inpnrlpnt ctppl rnmnnnip? rnnsiHprinp' a merger were understood to have informed Attorney General Daugh erty today that the projected con solidation would not be consummated until the department of justice had been fully .advised. "The attorney general has us hog tied and cleared" was the somewhat ambiguous reply by Judge J. B. Ken nedy of the Briar Hill Steel com- pany to a question as to whether the steel men planned to continue with their merger project. ' " ' $ $ $ $ REVENUE IN TELL HARDING BF SHAKE-HP (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, May 24. The intra-departmental controversy which has resulted in the treasury from fail ure of Assistant Secretary Dover ' proposed reorganization of the bur- eau, was carried to President Hard ing today, but there was no indica tion from the White House as to what position he would take. A. D. Sumner, of Iowa, and C. C. Childs of Ohio, who were removed by order of Secretary Mellon from the offices of depluyommiSsidner of internal revenue, and supervisor of collectors respectively through the consolidation of their units conferred with xthc president late today for about half an hour and were under stood to have laid their-cases be fore him in detail. t the treasury echoes of what was regarded as a finish-fight be tween Dover and Blair, rumbled through the halls, and there was a general air of expectancy which of ficials declared was taking the minds of bureau employes off their work. Commissioner Blair said there might be more changes of a minor nature in the bureau, but stated that no further action in connection with of ficials as important as the two re moved yesterday was planned. CHARGE TUCSON MAN HELD HP A TRAIN (Associated Press Night Wire) TUCSON, May 24. The prelim inary examination of F. W. Jirou, who is charged in a complaint sworn to by Sheriff Ben S. Daniels with having committed a felony by hold ing up a railroad train, was post poned until 2 p. m. Saturday, on agreement between Jirou's attorney and the county attorney. The exami nation was set for this afternoon in the court of Justice of the Peace O. L. Pease. Postponement was agreed to because Jirou's attorney and the county attorney are occupied in the Hadley trial, which has been in prog- ress the ast fi c da s XPOSE JAP POLICY IN FAR EAST, PLAN CHITA RUSSIANS (Associated Press) MOSCOW, April 29. (By Mail) The Far Eastern Republic has deter- mined to bring the Japanese military policy in Siberia to a definite expos ure, according to a dispatch from Chita. The Red troops, who some weeks ago scored a number of victories- over the counter-revolutionists in the Amur district, are now declared to be advancing deliberate ly in the direction of Vladivostok, with the intention of forcing Japan either to help the anti-Soviet forces openly, or to open the road to the coast. for Democratic Nomination TO ATOMS BY BLAST Of SO LBS. DYNAMITE (Associated Press Night Wire) TOMBSTONE, May 24. William McCargo, 16, was literally blown to pieces today by the' explosion of a 50-pound box of powder in a mining lease he and his father were work ing. Alex ilcLargo, the tather, and William Blackburn, another miner, who were working on a lower level of the mine, were stunned by the explosion. They crawled to the scene of the explosion and searched for young McCargo's body for several minutes before realizing that the lad appar ently had been but a few feet from the powder when it exploded. Only a few small portions of the body were found in the debris. (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24. Democratic members of the senate finance committee may be called up on to break up a deadlock among the republicans of the committee If APPEAL TO DEMOS TO sin ori nnimnl filU UN on, over soldier bonus legislation. The extravagance and all this upsetting subject was brought up today at aj0f industry and unsettling of finan meeting of the majority and it de-c;ai conditions, now stand and jeer veloped that there was a five to five.at us because in 14 months we have division on the so-called McCumbernot overcome all the evil they pro- pian io amcna me nouse Din apa tne proposal to issue to ex-service men paid-up insurance policies in lieu of all compensation options heretofore proposed. ' Chairman McCumber said after the.and overcome all the evils of eight session that he probably would call a meeting of the .entire committee for this week-. ihe meeting probably will be deferred until the return from Indiana of Senator Watson, who has had several conferences re- cently with President Harding on the' bonus question. PRESERVE HOI OF WALT WHITMAN, THE "GOOD GRAY POET 171 (Associated Press) CAMDEN', N. J., May 24.- -Walt Whitman's home here is to be pre served for posterity. A committee appointed by Camden City council has decided that a shrine shall be made of the modest frame dwelling where the "good gray poet" passed the later years of his life and where he died March 26, 1892. ; The committee, which is headed by Councilman Frederick S. Von Nieda, wil seek funds from the city j for restoration purposes. It has been suggested that the house be allowed ' to stanu on its original sue, anu not moved tQ Forcst HiUf where somc would have it. The house will be used for storing Whitman relics, May 31 is the 103rd anniversary of , mi; uii Lii ui m. jiui.ij "i". fi" w being made to observe the event. METAL MARKET (Associated Press Night Wire) NEW YORK, May 24. Copper: Firm; electrolytic spot and nearby, 13c; later, 13H and 14c. INDIANA SENATOR SOUNDS KEYNOTE FOR REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN (Associated Press) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24. Efficient and wise management of the nation's affairs, both domestic and international, and substantial re sults in relieving "the evils of eight years of democratic misrule" were claimed of the Harding administra tion in an address here today by Senator Watson, republican, Indiana, before the Indiana republican state convention. For years, it has been the custom of Indiana republicans to have the keynote of the national campaigns sounded before them, and Senator Watson's speech which was discussed in advance with President Harding, will be incorporated in the party lit erature for the congressional cam paign this fall. Senator Watson praised the execu tive, legislative and diplomatic record of the present administration, and flayed the recent democratic adminis trations as debt-incurring, deficit creating, bond-issuing, surplus-catter-ing, factory-closing, industry-paralyz ing, prosperity-destroying, social-upheaving and cataclysm-producing." "We are not responsible for all this waste," he declared. "We did not produce all this wreckage. We did not incur these debts. We have not piled up this mountain of obligations, and these gentlemen who are re sponsible for all this riotous orgy of duced in eight years." "We have not yet accomplished all that we have set out" to do," he con tinued. "We have not cured all the ills and corrected all 'the mistakes years of democratic misrule, but cer tainly we have taken long strides in the r;ght direction and assuredly if the Republican party cannot adjust matters, what hope is there in turn- ;ng to the organization that caused u the disaster in the beginning?" Reduction of taxes and appropria tions reorganization of the shipping board, agricultural relief, the tariff bill and diplomacy of the present ad ministration were emphasized by Senator Watson. "This administration does not need an apologist,"' said Watson. "No ad- ministration ever before came into power confronted with such problems of such complexity and difficulty as these which were inherited by Presi dent Harding and the republican con- gress. "President Harding's call for the ras conferences." he declared, was T BE INOWN HE BROKE 1 LAW OF CHURCH (Associated Press Night Wire) DES MOINES, Iowa, May 24. Thf, Rev D Toh McEim0yle was guilty of no offense against the cnurcn wnen ne married i.uuu coupics in a year and gave his town, Elkton, rd., the name of the "Gretna Green" of the east, was the finding late tO- day of the judicial commission of the Presbyterian church in the United States of America, which whitewash ed McEImoyle but sustained the act of the presbytery of New Castle, dis solving his pastoral relations with his church. CKAIi (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24. The nomination of Dwight Davis of St. Louis to be a member of the War Finance corporation was confirmed by the senate tonight. He had been nominated to succeed himself as a member and the, confirmation means that the corporation can resume mak ing advances for agricultural and livestock purposes. Agricultural and livestock credits can only be advanced by a vote of a majority of the five directors of the coiporation and were temporarily suspended this week when Managing .Director Eugene Myers, Jr., left for a trip to the south, leaving only two directors in the city. GUATEMALA MINISTER (Associated Press Night Wire) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24. The senate' tonight confirmed the nomination of Arthur H. Geissler of Oklahoma City to be minister of Guatemala. "the largest step toward international peace with justice the world has known in all its history," and the whole world, he said, applauded the results. The four-power treaty, the Senator said, brought understanding and assurances for peace. Declination of the invitation to the Genoa conference also was com mended by Mr. Watson, who said it was a political and not an economic conference. "The world by this time ought to understand," he continued, "that we do not intend to become involved in their political wrangles and that we are willing to lend aid or give coun sel and maintain always a sympa thetic attitude, but we will refuse to be dragged into their financial dif ficulties and we always will decline to meddle with their national affairs or to become involved in their age old rivalries. We do not intend to get into this confused jumble of ' European animosities. This attitude of the administration meets with the hearty approval of everybody except internationalists of a most extreme type." In domestic affairs. Senator Wat son said the Harding administration tood for "full freedom in business nd a 'recognition of the larger right of the individual to control and ope- te hi- own business affairs." rsi irji Most of the marriages performed by McEImoyle joined soldiers, many of them from Camp Meade, Md., in wedlock with young women of the Baltimore district. McEImoyle be came one of the best known "marry ing parsons" on the Atlantic sea board, to the annoyance of the pres bytery of New Castle. The commission, which is the su preme court of the Presbyterian church, upheld the actions of the presbytery for the good of their ter ritory but added that McEImoyle is fully qualified to occupy any other Presbyterian pulpit.