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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1914
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INSANE RUSSIAN
MURDERS AND SUICIDES
Guy Bailey Shot Dead and Carl Helm
Desperately Wounded Near Jerome
Monday Murderer Kills Self.
Driven insane by the belief that
they were trying to cheat him of
his life's earnings. Peter Nauki
jas, a Russian boilermaker, shortly
after 6 o'clock Monday night in
Jerome sent a crashing bullet
each through the brains of Guy
H. Bailey, manager of the Jerome
branch of the Bank of Arizona,
and Carl M. Heim, a prominent
young attorney. The sight qt
blood streaming from the two
bullet holes in the heads of the
two motionless bodies convinced
the maniac that he had done his
work only too well. Placing the
muzzle of the gun against his
right temple, he sent a bullet
through his own brain. The
maniac died instantly. Bailey
died in the hospital at 9:30 o'clock
Monday night. Later it was re
ported that Heim stood a fighting
chance for his life but that if he
did recover he would be totally
blind. ,
The tragedy was discovered al
most immediately as soon as it
occurred. With the hearts of the
two victims found still beating,
their unconscious forms were
rushed to the Jerome hospital and
there immediately put upon the
operating table where a frantic
effort was made to mitigate the
results of the awful tragedy.
Entering at the base of the skull,
following an upward course and
issuing from the forehead the bul
let which traveled through Bailey's
head had to prove fatal. The
physicians declared Bailey didn't
even have a fighting chance for
his life.
Bailey and Heim were both in
terested, it is said, in a land deal
wherein the Russian had invested
practically all of his life's earn
ings. The deal had been hanging
fire for several months and there
was known to exist bad feelings
upon the part of the Russian to
ward his two victims. Bailey at
3 o'clock Monday afternoon pro
cured both Heim and the Russian
and the three men set out for the
land in question, situated six miles
out of Jerome. They arrived there
in Bailey's seven passenger Cadil
lac and had started upon the re
turn trip after a brief inspection
of the premises when the tragedy
occurred.
NEW KNIGHTS GDLUMBUS
AT
On Sunday March 15th, 1914, a
new Council of Knights of Colum
bus was instituted at Winslow, at
which time the 1st, 2nd and 3rd
degrees of the order were confer
erd on 24 candidates. The work
of the 1st and 2nd degrees, was
exemplified by .degree team of
DeSillva Council No. 1229 of Flag
staff, consisting of Jas. L. Byrnes,
Raymond G. Babbitt, P.J. Moran,
G. W. Jakle, C. P. Heiser, J.
Lavelle, R. J. White and T. E.
McCulough.
The work of the 3rd degree, was
in charge of R. W. Kramer, as
sisted by Leo Bigley, both of
Phoenix.
Among those present were,
State Deputy Frank DeSouza,
Phoenix; District Deputy J. C.
Morgan, Prescott; Past State
Deputy R. E- Morrison, Prescott.
A large delegation of Knights
from Flagstaff attended to witness,
the goat riding by the candidates.
After the degree work was com
pleted, all Knights and their
ladies repaired to the Harvey
house, where a grand banquet was
served to over 150 guests. Bril
liant speeches were made by
Father Vabre, Rev. Father Marx,
Hon. R. E. Morrison, Hon. Frank
DeSouza, Hon. L. F. Verkamp
and several others, which were
enjoyed by all present.
Moritz for Commissioner
Joseph Moritz announces him
self as a candidate for the office of
city street commissioner in this
week's issue of the Sun, at the
earnest solicitation of his friends.
Mr. Moritz is an old-timer in
Coconino county and this is the
first time he has asked for an
office of any kind. He is an ener
getic believer in clean streets,
good grades and better drainage.
He takes pride in doing things
well and has an outfit to care for
the ordinary run of work neces
sary to make the streets what they
should be. Realizing his ability,
a number of his friends have
insisted on his making the race
for the office, and since he has
agreed to do so, would appreciate
a boost from you.
Frank Bennett Announces
Frank Bennett, proprietor of
the Jockey stables, announces his
intention this week ot becoming
an active candidate for the office
of city street commissioner at the
May election. Mr. Bennett is
well known in Flagstaff and is
fully equipped to care for the
street work of the town with both
teams and men. He is a hustling
young man with plenty of ability
to see that Flagstaff has the best
streets of any city of its size in
the state. He wants your support
and isn't afraid to ask you for it.
There are many of his friends who
insist that he is the right man for
the place
L. H. Flagler for Marshal
Mr. L. H. Flagler announces
himself in this issue as a candi
date for the office of city marshal
and especially asks for the votes
of the ladies of the city of Flag
staff. Mr. Flagler would make a com
petent official and promises to see
that Flagstaff is a peaceful, moral
city if he is elected to that im
portant office. He is a steady
going, competent, reliable man
who would make good if elected.
THEY WANT NORTHERN
ARIZONA BALL LEAGUE
The reports of baseball actiui
ties in this city have reached Wil
liams, Flagstaff and other of the
northern towns with the result
that the suggestion is conveyed
from that direction that a North
ern Arizona Baseball League be
formed. Such an organization
points out the enthusiast, could be
comprised by entrants from Wil
liams, Clarkdale, Jerome, King
man and Prescott.
That baseball will flourish in
every one of these towns during
the coming season is a recognized
fact and requires no efforts at sub
stantion. It is also an established
fact that each of these towns will
have to depend upon the other to
furnish the other side of the at
traction. Hence if these teams must of
necessity play against each other
why not, points out the enthusiast,
have the different managers get
together early in the season and
do the same work which the must
later in the season perform,
"piece-meal." All of the mana
gers could get together, elect
officers, frame a schedule and
generally complete plans for the
launching of the organization.
With all these preliminary stunts
out of the way, it would become
smooth sailing for the organiza
tion. But perhaps the greatest advan
tage to be gained from such an or
ganization is the amount of inter
est which would be created. Local
pride is the life of'the game in
communities of the proportions
proposed for this league.
The topic is of vast importance
and the managers should get to
gether or, at least communicate
with, one another at once. The
Journal-Miner is willing to enter
tain any suggestions and publish
any letters which may be submit
ted byvthe managers or enthusi
asts. Prescott Journal Miner.
PUBLIC HEARING
GRAZING LEASE LAND LAW
E. H. Crabb, Who Represented Arizona at Wash
ington Hearing, Gives Brief Account of
Meeting Calls on president Wilson
The lease law bill was intro
duced by Representative Kent of
California. The six hundred and
forty acre grazing homestead bill
was introduced by Representativ e'l
rerguson 01 ixew mexico, ana ir
was generally understood that the
bill as originally drawn by Mr.
Ferguson was amended in some
ways by Assistant Secretary Jones
of the Interior Department, who
is very much in favor of such a
measure.
There were present at the hear
ing from Arizona Dwight B. Heard
Charles P. Mullen, W. W. Cook,
Levi Young, and Attorney General
George Purdy Bullard of Phoe
nix; Tom Wills of Florence; J. R.
Campbell of Prescott; Jerry Sul
livan, F. A, Reid and myself of
Noithern Arizona. There were
also delegations from Colorado,
Utah and New Mexico represent
ing cattle; and Dr. McClure' of
Salt Lake City, Secretary of the
National Wool Growers Associa
tion, and State Senator Selway of
Montana represented the National
Wool Growers Association. Every
one representing live stock at the
hearing was opposed to the six
hundred and forty acre homestead
bill, but was in favor of a lease
law. This includes theiNational
Wool Growers as represented.
The Kent bill as introduced was
not entirely satisfactory in detail
to all concerned, and after a con
ference of all of the cattlemen and
the wool growers certain changes
and amendments were agreed
upon; the most important of which
was the revision for a rough classi
fication of the grazing lands on
the public domain, which was to
be done largely by topographic
maps now on file in the Geological
Survey to-wit:
(a) On all land found to be
purely grazing in character per
mits would be issued for not to
exceed ten years.
(b) On land which is now con
sidered purely grazing land, but
which in the future by advanced
methods might prove to be agri
cultural land, known as the
Little Freddy Bartlett Passes
Away Suddenly
Fredrick William Bartlett, the
9 year old son of Mr, and Mrs.
Homer Bartlett passed away sud
denly early Monday morning.
Death was caused by strangula
tion induced by heart trouble.
He was a bright, manly little
fellow with an ever winning, cheer
ful smile, whose sudden passing
leaves sore aching hearts that
time alone can cure, though there
will ever be a vacant place that no
earthly power can fill.
It is better that such little lives
come even though they are so
soon called away, for they laven
and sweeten the rugged path of
life even as the twining flowers
hide the bare and rugged cliffs and
soften the harshness of the scene.
The funeral services were held
at the Presbyterian church Tues
day afternoon at 3 o'clock and was
attended by a large number of
sorrowing friends.
Don't Shoot Ducks Fellows
County Clerk C. H. Brownell
has received .notice from State
Game Warden Rodgers to the
effect that the federal game law
prohibits the shooting of migra
tory fowl after February 1st.
While the state game law provides
differently the state warden agrees
that Uncle Sam takes precedence
over Arizona laws, consequently
don't shoot ducks and geese now.
"twilight none," permits would
be ssed for one year only; and
(c) On all land which is now
considered to be agricultural per
mits would be issued annually.
Under class A lands, permits to
fence will be allowed. Under
Class B, permits will be issued to
fence for holding pastures, wean
ing pastures, etc.; but no fences
would be allowed on any of the
lands except such as are necessary
for the proper control of the stock
grazed.
All permits would be issued on
a per capita basis with a maxi
mum charge of ten cents for sheep
and fifty cents for cattle, but with
no minimum charge.
At a special conference of the
Arizona men it was decided that
this sort of a bill would be par
ticularly adaptable to this state
because;
First, We all ealize that indi
vidual fencing leases in the greater
part of Arizona are impracticable.
Second, After the state gets
through selecting'the state lands
there will be very little agricul
tural land left; and
Third, The elimination of a
minimum charge will provide a
method by which a ' reasonable
charge can be made on range lands
in this state where it takes a hun
dred acres or more to support a
'cow.
We have every reason to believe
that a bill of this kind will pass
this session of congress, and we
are in hopes that the 'grazing
homestead bill, if passed, will not
apply to Arizona. I might say
that every one present at that
hearing made it clear that he had
no objections whatever to home
steading, but believed that a six
hundred and forty acre homestead
law would not be practical when
applied to Arizona.
The small delegation of us called
on the president and during the
few minutes talk we had with him
he made the statement that be was
pre-disposed to favor some meas
ure that would permit of the leas
ing and control by the government
of the unappropriated public lands.
He Landed His Prisoner
W. G. Dickinson, undersheriff,
now known as the official human
fish, came in Sunday evening from
Los Angeles with a prisoner
named Brundage who was wanted
here for having uttered worthless
checks some months ago. Dick
inson "sluethed" his man for a
couple weeks, located his room at
last but couldn't find his man.
Later so reports say, he found
him at Venice along the sea shore
and chased him a half mile out to
sea on foot before finally "land
ing" his man. Some say that it
was less than a half mile, but
owing to the agitated condition of
the ocean after the capture was
made, the exact distance could not
be measured.
Brundage had only been out of
Florence a short time, having
been sent up for a similar crime
before from the southern part of
the state.
Verde Valley In Firie Shape
E. H. Crabb, presideniof the Co
conino Cattle Growers' Association
writes: "Conditions in the Verde
Valley are exceptionallygood. All
dry farming in this' part of the
country promises good crops this
spring. Cattle are a little on the
mend. We have had no wind to
speak qf up to the present time.
The ground is in excellent condi
tion and the weather is warm."
Jobbers Jobbed Their Friends
Leo Bigley, the irrepressable,
was in Flagstaff Monday, and
together with Romon Kramer and
the use of the city jail, proceeded
to job a number of good hearted
fellows including Bill Dickinson,
Pat Murphy and P. J. Moran.
Kramer was supposed to be locked
up' and rippin' mad at some one
and the special friend was sent for
to'help him out. When released
the big wrestling match would
come off with the special friend
endeavoring his best to pacify
Kramer. Some of this, then came
the merrv ha, ha, for the special
friend. Kramer and Bigley are
both good actors and the game
stuck for a couple hours until
they run out of special friends to
job. .
Death Calls Baby Girl
The hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Gregg were saddened Thursday
March 12th by the death ot their
baby daughter, Mamie Viola, a
sweet little thing 25 days of age.
The young parents are heartbroken
over the loss of their little one and
their great consolation is in Him
who said "suffer little children to
come to me" for such is the king
dom of heaven." Rev. W. W.
Shenk of the Methodist church
conducted the funeral services at
the home of Mrs. J. D. Tally at
122 Birch avenue, Friday March
13th. There were many sorrow
ing friends present to console the
young parents in their loss.
Married at Prescott
With a score of friends in atten
dance, B. F. Casner and Miss Jes
sie Bruce, both prominent young
people of Camp Verde were on
Monday afternoon united in mar
riage by Justice of'the Peace Chas.
H. McLane. The ceremony was
performed in the parlors of the
Head hotel, the guests and the
couple returning to Camp Verde
after the ceremony. Prescott
Journal Miner.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
ENTERTAIN THEIR FRIENDS
The entertainment and dance
given by DeSilva Council No.
1229, Knights of Columbus on
Saint Patrick's Day at the Majes
tic theatre drew a crowded house
and was one of the really enjoy
able affairs of the season. The
short musical program was heart
ily encored throughout. The en
tertainment opened with an over
ture by the Majestic orchestra and
was followed by a one reel picture.
Miss Gertrude Miller in a vocal
solo entitled, "If They'd Only
Move Old Ireland Over Here"
made the hit of the evening by
interspersing several good local
hits in the song, and was called
back for more.
Miss Emma Jones, who has
more than a local reputation as a
vocalist, pleased the audience so
well that :ihe was compelled to
come back and please them some
more. Miss Flora Jensen, who
is an accomplished musician, ac
companied both Miss Miller and
Miss Jones in their selections.
Mrs. A. Spellmeyer surprised her
friends with her sweet-voiced in
terpretation of a cute little solo
"A Little, Love; a Little Kiss."
This was her first public appear
ance here and she was given a
fine reception by the' audience.
Following the entertainment
came the dance which drew to
gether a jolly crowd of young
people. The Knights are to be
congratulated upon the unqualified
success of the program.
Tourist Parties Coming
Al Doyle, the pioneer guide,
friend and philosopher, reports
that a party of Boston tourists will
arrive here about April 25th for an
overland trip to Marble Canyon,
Little Colorado and Grand Canyon.
A party of Harvard students will
also arrive soon after June first
for a couple months trip into the
fastness of the Mogollon moun
tains. Later in the summer Zane
Gray, the noted author, will ar
rive with a party of New 'York
people for another summer outing
in this section of Arizona. '
MEXICANESE STORY
A GREAT TRAVELER
Republican's Expose of Dreadful Con
' ditions in Phoenix Postoffice
Goes Rounds
Unusual stories as well as evil
thoughts often come home to roost.
Mixed metaphor No. 1. Being
struck with the humor of the ad
dresses on certain letters-received
at the Phoenix postoffice, and
being aided and abetted by Post
master McClintock, the R. R. R.
has had several little, stories on
the Mexicanese lexicon, a work
that is being compiled by the
colonel for use in connection with
untranslatable writings. A copy
of the latest Mexicanese story ap
peared recently in a state paper,
having been generalized to mean
border postoffices instead of Phoe
nix ones. The story had evidently
traveled considerably since it left
in the mail bags that carry Repub
lican's to their many readers.
There is more Mexicanese in
the budget. These are McClin
tock's latest additions to his dic
tionary. Grondel Glendale.
Cresmes Clamp Christmas.
Mallama Miami.
Selima Seligman.
Poquey Buckeye.
Vuiguinbur Wickenburg.
But here the ultimate, final
absolute, the ne plus everything.
FIj esta Flagstaff.
Now, Flagstaff is called differ
ent sometimes by Mexican letter
writers. Some of them actually
translate the word into its Spanish
equivalents and render it:
Palo Parado.
The reader who is familiar with
Spanish, or even with the Mexi
can or Spanish way of pronounc
ing English can easily understand
why a Mexican writer could get it
"Flyesta."
The back of a bank deposit slip
forms the manuscript for Col. Mc
Clintock's future book on the way
letter writers' Mexican maltreat
English. The collection now
numbers some score of words,
each referring in a vague way to
Arizona towns. Phoenix Repub
lican. The Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen cave a grand ball at
Winslow on Tuesday evening,
St. Patrick's Day.
PROMINENT AUTO MEN
WILL VISIT FLAGSTAFF
The Automobile Club of South
ern California is taking an active
interest in the Santa Fe-Grand
Canyon-Needles route through
Northern Arizona. The one feat
ure that is now causing difficulty
is the crossing of the Colorado
river at Topoc. This was sup
posed to have been provided for
by the Santa Fe with a motor car
to cross their bridge over the
river, but nothing has been done
by them so far and the proposi
tion has been taken up by the
Southern California club with
Santa Fe officials in hopes that
it will be remended before sum
mer 'travel commences.
The Lincoln Highway Associa
tion has pledged itself to com
plete the posting of signs along
that route and the board of direc
tors of the Southern California
club has designated Mr. C. E.
McStay with Mr. O. K. Parker to
make a trip over this route to
confer with the various people
along the route and determine the
amount of interest , shown in the
project.
Competent authorities estimate
that no less than 100,000 motor
ists will visit California during
1915 and a large number if prop
erly safeguarded will drive across
the country.
Mr. McStay and Mr. Parker
will give notice a few days in ad
vance of the date of their arrival
here and hope to meet the people
who are interested in this route.
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