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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1922.
WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER PAGE THREE REDUCTION OF GOSJA TAXES (Continued from page 1) " :.s a pre-requisite to the extension of the federal aid." Summary of Budget The summary of the budget for 1924 as given to congress shows an estimated excess of receipts over ex penditures next, year of $180,969,125 as compared with an estimated deficit of S273.938.712 fnr thU fkrnl ,.p.-r The president said, however, that he i,..f..i tu .i. ,..:. ,i 'ficit for 1923 could be reduced in the remaining seven months and that the close of the year next June' 30 would show a balanced account. Estimated expenditures of $3,180, 843,234 for 1924, which arc exclusive of the postal service, compare with estimated appropriations of $3,078, .940,331 for the same period, Mr. Harding explained that the expendi tures would represent actual cash withdrawals from the treasury, in cluding some on account of appro priations in previous years. Another deficit in postal operations was of recast for this year, but Mr. Harding said it was estimated that through proper readjustments there would be a surplus of postal revenues over expenditures in 1924 amounting to $952,439. For this year postal costs were placed at $559,996,841, or an estimated deficiency of $31,502, 570, as compared with an actual de ficiency in the last fiscal year of $64,346,234. The 1924 costs are given at $584,653,151. Military Budgets The president told congress that an appropriation of $346,894,386 rec ommended for the army, would pro vide a regular force of 12,000 officers and 125,000 enlisted men, exclusive of the Philippine Scouts, which is the strength now authorized by congress and would enable the militia bureau to increase the strength of the na tional guard from 160,000 officers and men to 215,000 officers and men. For the army air service $12,871,500 is proposed or $23,500 less than ap propriated this year. Mr. Harding said this sum would permit the serv ice to operate efficiently in accord ance with existing policy. For the navy $289,8S0,993 is asked. This amount, the president asserted, would provide for the present enlist ed personnel of 86,000 men; maintain all present ships in commission, and make provision for continuing all new ship construotion in privately owned yards, except for reduction in speed of construction on three light cruisers. Other Items Provision is made in the budget for $253,000,000 in pensions; $434, 564,050 in World war allowances and $20,389,289 in retirement pay. Other items include $41,764,550 for rivers and harbors, $31,480,000 for good roads, $5,718,950 for hospital con struction, and facilities for war patients; $2,200,000 for railroads in Alaska, $6,889,105 for the Panama! canal; $18,553,698 for general law- eniorcement, including administration . and enforcement of the national pro-' hibition amendment, for narcotic acts Chairman Xilson placed copies of jat 9:15, they were at the judge's side, and the prosecution qf war frauds, ltnc December program and of com-1 His end was quiet; he died peace and $750,000 for the replacement of!n"ttces' duties at each guests place , fully. wnrn-nnt nnrfmnc of th a ! before the meeting, which was held I Judge Foley had a host of friends cable. FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR El LEE; BODY IS SENT HOME (From Sunday's Daily) Ex-service men and other friends of E. Hugh Lee, president of the Duncan Mining compan', who died Tuesday at Whipple Barracks, joined in paying tribute to his memory in funeral services held here Friday afternoon. Following the funeral service at Ruffncr's chapel, a military escort of ex-srvicc men accompanied the hearse to the depot, where the casket was placed aboard the train to be taken to Mr. Lee's old home in Min ters, Ala. L. E. Lee, a brother of the deceased, who arrived from Ala bama to be with his brother at the last, accompanied the body home for burial. Mr. Lee died at Fort Whipple at the age of 26. He was unmarried and was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Wayfarers club, a Ma sonic club of the post. A. W. Lawe, manager of the Duncan Mining com pany, was among those who attended the services. The Real Issue. "Mammal Mamma! The baby just swallowed by nickel!" "Quick, Willie; run for the doc tor!" "Gee whiz! Ain't you got another nickel?" New York Sun. SOWIMS URGED 10 PISE 01 1 h COLOMBO COMPACT (From Sunday's Dally) Members of the Prescott Rotary club yesterday were urged to consider carefully the Colorado river develop ment compact before coming to con clusions about it or urging the Ari zona legislature to ratify it. Harry Iliap, president, urged this in a short' talk following an address on the j river, compact by F. A. Reid of1 rnoemx. Opinion in the Salt River valley is for "going slow" in expressing anything about the compact or rati fying it before it is thoroughly un derstood. Mr. Reid said. "Tlfcre can be no disadvantages in delaying, in our view. It is possible that all might not be well with the compact as it now stands." Closer attention to plans for development of the Colorado and distribution of its waters was urged by the speaker be cause of the importance to unde veloped sections of this state of the big stream's latent usefulness. President Heap urged that mem bers refrain from passing judgment until the arrival in Prescott of Geo. H. Maxwell, executive director of the National Reclamation association, whom Mr. Heap has known for 25 years and who, he declared, "knows more about irrigation in this section than anybody else governors, Her bert Hoover and all, put together." Maxwell's efforts were chiefly re sponsible for pushing the Roosevelt project to completion in its present form, President Heap said. Talks on Rotary principles were made by three of Prescott's original Rotarians, who attended the meeting to form the 'club. George Nilsson, one of the four Adams and chairman of yesterday's meeting, called on Frank Brown, Tom Bate, Bob Byrns and Lester Ruffner to stand up, and then requested Rotarians Bate, Ruff ner and Brown to talk on the follow ing topics: Service, Mr. Bate said, is the key note of Rotary. It is no longer the delivery of goods at your back door, but it is a condition of mind as well as of fact. This topic, he further made clear from the Rotary code of ethics. Mr. Ruffner explained the pro gression from acquaintance through fellowship to friendship. Acquaint ance in business, he said, led to fel lowship in Rotary, and fellowship in Rotary to lasting friendships. This course Mr. Ruffner illustrated by the fast friendships frequently developed in the "roughing-it" of camp life. Mr. Brown had membership, a subject over which he can wax eloquent. Just returned from the Masonic con vention at Kansas City, he told his fellow-members that it is the weeks a member :s absent from the home town that cause the drop in attend ance percentages. Since Rotary is in ternational as well as local, a Rotar- ian always felt as much at home in another club as in his own, he point- - ' out. aaamg- mat tie giau-nanu committee is a thing tnat aids. in the Owl banquet hall. !l. ID MRS. SEIDEL I BILL CUP I DICE Mr. and Mrs. Mike Seidel Thurs day night were awarded a handsome silver cup, the prize for the best dancing at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Thanksgiving night dance held under the auspices of Buckey O'Neill post atthe Odd Fellows hall. Harry Shumate, Gary Vyne and A. L. Shortsleeve were selected by the ex service men to judge the dancing. Though they won the prize by as consistently excellent dancing as has been seen on a local floor in some time, Mr. and Mrs. Seidel were not awarded the cup hands down. The contest was a close one, and consid erable applause was also won by Edith Byrns dancing with Babe Thomas and by Mr. and Mrs. Percy Forgays. The final race was between the winners and Miss Byrns and Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Seidel win ning. A big holiday crowd attended the dance, the spacious Odd Fellows floor, which is capable of accommo dating over 225 'couples, being packed. ONE DOLLAR WILL DO IT One Dollar starts a savings account at Four Per Cent Interest. Yavapai Cunty Savings Bank. (adv) Subscribe for the journal-Miner. BIBASS1 FOR 11 ROAD Permanent North and South Highway From Grand Canyon to Border Will Be Advocated in Meeting at Capital,, Dec. 19 li'Tom Saturday's Daily A movement to unify state opinion in favor of a oermanent north and south highway from the Grand ran. yon to the border will he considered by members of the board of directors of the Arizona Good Roads associa tion in a meeting at Phoenix Decem ber 19, according to an announce ment from the secretary received yes terday by T. G. Norris, one of the directors. "At this meeting we will consider an agitation throughout the state of Arizona on the part of the good roads association, to crystallize the sentiment of the people of the state into one concentrated thought in sup port of a system of highways for Arizona," said Mr. Norris. "The main proposition is a main north and south highway from the canyon through Prescott to Phoenix and the southern cities, of a charac ter and build that will support traffic every day in the year with certainty and the assurance of good conditions. The meeting at Phoenix on the 19th will be fore the purpose of selecting men to put the subject to the state meeting at Nogales on January 15, bringing out a plan which will favor a permanent state road as apart from piecemeal and temporary highway construction in different ' places or countries." It was intimated by Mr. Norris that support may be thrown to a plan to utilize the Senator highway, which he declared would provide "a highway a high way out of valleys wdiere roads not anchored are wash ed away and anchored roads covered up as that across Lonesome valley is now; a highway that will be perm anent and will be a direct road from the state capital to the north through a country which has no other outlet." JUDGE FOLEY DIES Of COMPLICATIONS FROM OLD INJURIES (From Sunday's Daily) A man held in genuine esteem by all who knew him passed out of Prescott's life last night when Judge David Foley died at the County hos pital from complications brought about by old age and by injuries he sustained 20 years ago in a fall down the shaft of, the McCabe mine. Judge Foley was taken to the hos pital, two weeks ago, when he felt his old injuries giving him severer pain than usual. Last night his old friends. Bob Birch and Harrv Mi- .nucci fre infouiied that death ah was d came approaching, and when the en in Yavapai, won by his genial tern per, his courage and his just prin ciples. He was born in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1857. Forty years later found him in Cripple Creek, Colo., from where he came in that year, 189J, to Prescott to join the search for for tune in Yavapai's mines as he had labored in those of Colorado. He never found mineral riches, but the gold of friendship was his. His fall in the McCabe mine where he was employed as a miner in the years of reconstruction following the fire of 1900, was one of those events which divert the course of a man's life. Plunging down the shaft of that mine for some distance he sus tained internal injuries which bother ed him for 20 years, but which he bore with the stoicism of the pio neers. After his injuries had been somewhat alleviated, he ran for jus tice of the peace of the McCabe pre cinct, and served in that capacity for several terms. For the past six years he has resided in Prescott, making his home at the Palace hotel, where he enjoyed the decline of life with Harry Minucci and his other friends. Judge Foley leaves no relatives who are known here. He was 65 years old when he died, and was a member of the McCabe miners' union. Announcement of funeral services will be made later. SUMMIT ROAD CLEAR 1 The road over Mingus mountain is passable after the storm, according to A. N. Jones of the Clarkdale Im provement company, who passed the week-end in town. The big snow which blocked the Copper Basin hill for a day did not keep traffic off the Mingus summit, but made it difficult to negotiate the road. Jones made the trip back to Jerome Sunday evening. IE Mil B II LARGER HOIST Steady Development of Walker Dis trict Foreseen in Increasing Mining at Depth (From Tuesday's Daily) The management of the Bannie mine, located in the Walker district, has purchased a large hoist equipped with 1,200 feet of $4-inch cable, it was announced yesterday. The hoist I-.- t - to (h" iTfi;""'t and in stall i ... " n ai ro ii! conditions wiil !-crniit- 'aid K- M- G-urttt. I'd j lowing installation of the hoist, work of sinking the shaft from a depth of 343 feet to the l,C00-foot- level will begin, "The Walker district seems to be making very effective strides towards deep mining," Garrett said, as shal low workings have been of such character as to practically convince the most skeptical that with proper depth the district is destined to be come one of the most profitable in the county." (From Tuesday's Daily) There will be no dearth of Christ mas trees for Santa Claus to hang presents on for folks this year, due to the efforts of Forest Ranger John C. McNelty, and the courtesy of George Scholey. Most of the avail able trees close to Prescott are lo cated on mining claims belonging to Mr. Scholey. As has been Scholey's custom in the past, these trees are free to any one desiring them for their own use. They consist mostly of red or white fir, and are located on Spruce mountain, about eight miles southeast of the city, on the road to the Midnight Test mine. It will not be necessary to secure permits for cutting down the trees, at the local forest service office, as Rangers McNelty and Cannon will be at Spruce mountain December 11th, 16th and 21st, to issue permits and superintend the cutting of trees. Anyone desiring trees for the pur pose of selling them to others will be required to pay a nominal sum to the owner of the claim and a like amount to the forest service. Accord ing to estimates made by officials of the service, there is approximately a two-year supply of Christmas trees remaining on Spruce mountain. When they are .gone, Prescott people will be forced to go to Senator mountain, or even farther in search of trees. About 300 families availed themselves of the opportunity offered by Scholey and the forest service last year. , Most Jerome people will get their trees on Mingus mountain, where Ranger George Meutz will be on hand to issue permits. fppprf fv CffJ;? Ml 111 ilUlj i IMS IE! FOR FIRST OF LECTURES Course to Be Given by Scout Execu tive Will Begin at Headquarters at 7:30 o'clock This Evening Senior patrol leaders have been re quested to meet at Boy Scout head quarters tonight for the first of a series of lectures on scouting and leadership, to be held weekly until the Christmas vacation and then completed in camp at Groom Creek The lectures will be given by Scout Executive A. R. Groenink. Tonight the lesson will be preceded by such preliminaries as division in to patrols, election of patrol leaders, and scribe reporter. The meetings will be conducted along troop organ ization lines and will contain a dem onstration of a model troop meeting to be given at the close of the course. Patrol instruction tonight will take up aims and purposes of scouting and the organization of machinery thru which the program of scouting may be put into effect. The requirements for tenderfoot scouts will be studied and rehearsed. The ..session will open with the scout oath, laws and pledge of al legiance to the flag and close with games and the scout benediction. DIVORCE GRANTED The divorce suit of Tennie versus W. E. White was granted to the plaintiff Saturday noon. The couple were married in Indian Territory in 1897 and have a son, Everett, aged 23. Mrs. White alleged cruelty and infidelity. Oil IS FREE D. O. Dunn, uncle of Thomas W. Burge, was acquitted of the charge of bribery Sunday morning. The jury returned with a verdict of not guilty 13 hours after it har filed out of the courtroom Saturday night. Dunn was charged with tampering with a prosecution witness in the trial of Burge on a charge of com plicity in ti e murder of Iver Enge. It :: cL.ir ,'ed v :v lly that I Dunn hu 1 offered Todd state's witness, a sum of inonev andtnug!lt to he on his way home. His a railroad ticket if he would leave town Trial .of the Dunn case required one day of testimony, and ended with a night session, instructions be ing given to the jury at about nine o5c!ock Saturday night. The jurors in the case were T. O. Shtifflin, J L. Haddock, T. W. Jennings, Robert Allen, S. A. Beesley, Lee Boren, Mil ton Ohin, H. B. G. Lee, J. L Hughes, A. I. Powers, W. J. O'Brien and John A. Peel. Attorneys for Dunn were Lyman & Renoe and A. H. Favour. SEAL SALE OFF ON ffl FEET The sale of the official Christmas seal, beautiful in design as well as purpose, has started in earnest. Bright and early Saturday morning, a group of Boy Scouts including Howard McNeely, Donald Herring, Thomas Phillips, Robert Reid, Mau rice Tribby, Jr., George Paul and Ralph Johnson (prospective scout), distributed advertising matter, calling the attention of the public to the sale of the seals. These lads with smiles on their faces reported at the chamber of commerce after they had com pleted their job, and asked for more. Sunday all ministers in Prescott tcld the members of "their congrega tions something about the work of the community nurse, who is carry ing onhcr work largely thrcugh the funds which are received from the sale of the official Anti-Tubemilosis Christmas seal. Three-minute speakers will bring this matter to the attention of the general public in talks at the Elkj' theatre. Cooperation from now until Jan-1 uary first, with every letter, package and pamphlet going out of the post- office bearing these seals, will deter mine whether or not, the highly mer itorious' work of the community nurse will be continued in this local ity. Monday the business houses will receive their supply of stamps. "It is not the intention of the- com mittee," declared Dr. R. N. Looney, local chairman, "to insist that any individual or firm take any specified number. This much the committee dees note, that unles 'the seal sale is doubled over that of previous years, it will be impossible to con tinue the services of the nurse. Her work is of such a character that this community cannot afford to lose it, and we beliive that the response will be generous, as well as whole hearted." T HIS ANSIERS Frank H. Millred, a rancher aged about 49, was arrested yesterday afternoon on a warrant charging per jury as a result of answers he made to questions put to him in the course of the examination of talesmen for the D. O. Dunn jury. At a late hour last night he was still in the county jail, having been unable to raise the $2,000 bail fixed in his case. According to Sheriff J. P. Dillon, whose name was signed to the com plaint, Millred who was one of the jury that exonerated 1 nomas W. Burge from complicity in the murder of Iver Enge had sworn falsely to replies he had made to County At torney Sullivan's qualifying questions yesterday morning. Millred was said to have disqualified himself for serv ice on the jury on the grounds he was "prejudiced." He is said to have admitted having had a conver sation with the defendant. Among questions put to the jurors was one touching upon prior convic tion of any of them on felony charges. Millred is a rancher who lives in Mint Wash near Granite Mountain, and is married. He was a member of the original panel summoned for the present term of the superior court, and is thought by sheriff's deputies to have called at the sher iff's office to receive his subpoena upon learning that his name had been listed as one of the venire. ii FREE OH - THEFT I (From Tuesday's Daily) Thomas W. Burge is again a free, man. A charge of automobile theft against the Louisiana man who was acquitted here last week on a charge of first; degree murder in connection with the death of Iver Enge was dropped by Yavapai county officials Sunday, following refusal of Burge it0 waive extradition. Bure is now sister, Mrs. Ethel B. Steidley, who was present during Burge's trial and acquittal, left for her home last night. Burge was held at Albuquerque Friday upon a telephonic warrant from the local sheriff's office, charg ing him with the theft of a Ford automobile that had belonged to Iver Enge. He refused to waive ex t;adition, however, and extradition proceedings that had been got under way were abandoned and Burge al lowed to be released. (From Tuesday's Daily) The Copper Basin road is now open to traffic again, County Road Foreman J. W. Sullivan reported yes terday to the board of supervisors. Following the heavy snowstorm ' of Thanksgiving day, in which three automobile parties were reported to have been stalled on the Copper Basin hill, Road Foreman Sullivan took out his scrapers Friday and Saturday and went over the entire stretch. The snow on. the Copper Basin summit was in some places two and a half feet deep, and it required some pretty stiff scraping to throw it off to one side, where it now stands three feet deep and over on either side of the road. Three automobiles got through over the hill Saturday, two of them traveling without skid-chains, Sul livan said. One car without chains made the trip south, the other coming north to Prescott. Before the road was entirely cleareddfeul- Vivan 'went betdre -oner ot thesTars to rescrape the remaining snow off the highway. Otherwise, the car would surely have got stuck, he said. REWARD OFFERED 81 SANTA FE IN WRECK Railroad Seeks Those Responsible for Tampering With Switch in Shattuck Smash (From Tuesday's Daily) A reward of $5,000 was authorized by the Santa Fe railroad yesterday in telegrams sent out to division and sub-division offices, "for information that will lead to the arrest and con- miction of party or parties who tarn - pered with the switch at Shattuck, just west of Bakersficld, causing the wreck of No. 22, killing Engineer W. Si Runyon and Mail Clerk C H. Male, and serious injuries to other employes and passengers at 5:35 p. m. yesterday." (Aasoclotejl Press) FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 2. Two persons were killed and several were more or less seriously injured when Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe pas senger train No. ii, eastbound, plunged into an open switch a few miles west of Bakersfield early to night. A statement issued from the of fice of the division superintendent here said the wreck was caused by deliberate tampering with the switch. FOREIGN WOI OF I TO BE TOLD HERE (From Tuesaay's Dallyi Foreign work of the Young Wom en's Christian association will be re lated to the local Y. W. C. A. this month by Mrs. Katherine Willard Eddy of the association's national board. Mrs. Eddy will reach Pres cott the 15th, Miss Edna Wilson, local Y secretary, announced yesterday. Mrs. Eddy is, in the words of the national board, "a tried officer, a charming person and a brilliant speaker," a characterization seconded by Miss Wilson, who became ac quainted with the national speaker during a convention of Y. W. C. A. workers at Hot Springs, Ark., last spring. On January 1, Mrs. Eddy will leave again for the orient, to become the association's international hostess - secretary at the Tokio association. COPPER BASIN Fill 15 CLEAR LOCAL SCOUTS TO HOLO RALLY (From Saturday's Dally? The first annual indoor rally of Prescott Boy Scouts of America will be held December 19, either at the Community house or the high school. Entrants from every troop in the city are making preparations for the various events, particularly for the troop exhibit, and the pie eating con tent. The hitfr evejt Is arousing cnirsi.'i in, r.-.ul according j ."ur ination received at headt;i2r!eri a reals burst of speed "may be expected in this race. The rally will comprise eight events, intended to .show to the best possible advantage the advance which local boys have made in scoutcraft during the past year. The program follows: Event No. 1. Semaphore signal ling' (10-6-2 points, for first, second and third places respectively). Team of two scouts from each troop to compete. Message will be approxi mately 20 words in length. Speed and accuracy count 50-50. Event No. 2. First aid and stretcher contest (10-6-2 points). Team of two scouts from each troop to competej Teams will be required to use several bandages, make im provised stretchers of coats and staves and carry patient to judges' stand. Speed and neatness, and care of patient to count 33 1-3 each. Event No. 3. Horse and rider tourney (5-3-1 points). Team of two scouts from each troop to compete.' Teams will be of one horse and one rider. Endurance counts 100, L e., last team on floor gets 5 points, sec ond best 3, and third best 1 point. Event No. 4. Troop stunt (8-4-2 points). Stunts must not be longer than five minutes. Originality, amuse ment and scouting qualities to count 33 1-3 each. Ten scouts wi!l be limit of entrants from each troop. Event No. 5. Pie eating contest (5-3-1 points). Contest will last five minutes. Only one scout from each troop to participate. Contestants' hands to be tied behind backs. Amount of pie and completeness of consumption to count 100. Event No. 6. Troop exhibit (15-9- 3 points). Exhibit to consist of all sorts of models, such as are now at headquarters. Those used in this ex hibit, must be new 'work. Points to be considered are: number of models, neatness of work and attractiveness of display, each counting 33 1-3. to examine byT:30-p:flR Of-Jheaate scheduled for the rally; this for the convenience of the judges. Event No. 7. Spirit (no points). Yells, songs, boxing exhibitions, etc During this time judges will confer to award points and places to con testants and troops. Event No. 8. Awards: Cups, med als and banners. First and second places for events (individual or team); first and second and third places by troops. Assembly: Closing with scout oath and laws and pledge of allegiance to the flas:. ' i 4I7AW5 '0 "Tl r!7KI jMiMl 01 ENJOY THANKSGIVING A Thanksgiving dinner of the very best sort was that served at the Pio neers' Home Thursday afternoon and enjoyed with relish by 110 guests of Arizona's famous home for her hon ored early settlers. The dinner was served at 4 o'clock. Roast turkey with oyster dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet and mashed potatoes, cake, pumpkin pie, nuts, fruit, cider and sweets were served, making a menu that joyed the palate' of every veteran Arizonan at the home. The dinner was presided over by Superintendent and Mrs. George A. Shea. RD FREED OF Jack Langford, who was arrested at Flagstaff and brought here to face a non-support charge, was released on orders of the county attorney's office yesterday. According to the authorities, Langford arranged the affair with the prosecuting officers, and will contribute a fixed sum to the support of his wife and child, in whose behalf a complaint for failure to provide had been drawn. Which of the two had deserted the other was a matter of dispute be tween them, and the offer of th county attorney's office to receiv funds from Langford for the suppor of the wife and child cleared up thi case and resulted in the dismissal of the charges.