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Vs&t WSH7SN&KSt"w - J ,Jf, . -M: .t :i: "i,' WELCOME STRANGER! TIE YOUR CAMEL OUTSIDE AND COME IN! State Librarian ! ll)c (Civconinu un VOLUME XXXVI. FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1919. NUMBER 36. . IW' '; fiPI51r ! '1.1 fee. S STATE AND FEDERAL FORCES ARE TO FIGHT . PREDATORY ANIMALS The Bureau of Biological Survey, U. S. Department of Agriculture, by D. A. Gilchrist and M. E. Musgrave; the Arizona Live -Stock Sanitary Board by E. H. Crabb, chairman: and the University of Arizona, by E. P. Taylor, of the extension service, en tered into an agreement effective July 1 for a general co-operation in the destruction of predatory wild animals and noxious rodents. , The government has appropriated $50,000 for this work in Arizona, which amount is duplicated by the state, including $500. additional funds appropriated by the state for agri cultural extension work. These funds, according to the agree ment, will be expended through the government agents, though accounts will be audited by the state for pay ments from its fund. Under the regulations adopted, no bounties will be paid hunters or trap pers for animals killed; the furs and hides of all animals killed by trappers naid out of government funds, will become government property, while limit naid bv the state will turn their furs and pelts over to state au thorities. . I ml -lA..-. J!Mnl inKnniTAt 1(3 i required to make a financial state - ment of all expenditures each month, .11 ...lntn IJ1As1 ff fill as wen as a cuiujnum icwiu men hired and of animals killed or de stroyed and other items of interest pertaining to the work. The state will be divided into dis tricts, where the extermination of pre datory animals is most urgent and under the direction of Mr. Musgrave, experienced trappers and hunters will be employed. . o FREE CITY DELIVERY MAY COME THIS FALL Postoffice Inspector Dutton has fin ished his inspection of local fitness for city delivery of mail and forward ed his recommenaation to a. 2&I5 S.JEJSS&. mfhe 6 it will bo sent to the first assistant postmaster general in Washington. No authoritative statement as to ivhnthpr we will eet the system is available; but the opinion of those in a position to know is that the quar-"tcr-beginning October 1 tt!iee Its installation here. Two cafc&rs will be used and two deliveries a day will be made. City letters will require a 2-cent stamp. The principal obstacle Mr. Dutton found was the lack of sidewalks in the district sputh of the Santa Fe. Postmaster C. P. Heisser has laid this matter before the town council; it is presumed some action will be taken on remedying the situation at the next council meeting, and Mr. Heisser will then notify Mr. Dutton of such ac tion. While desirable always, cement walks will not be necessary in all cases to meet the requirements of the department. Board walks connecting the existing stretches of cement would answer. CHIEF PETTY OFFICER FRANK COLCORD IS HOME Frank Colcord, recently discharged from the navy, arrived in Flagstaff on Tuesdav afternoon with his father W. C. Colcord. Frank has been laid up in the hospital at Norfolk, Va., for two or three months and his father went East to bring him home. He is able to get, about with the use of a "cane. Frank went into the navy a year and a half ago and was assigned to the naval aviation "corps, where he saw service in Belgium and northern ' France, and as an evidence of his ability was discharged as a chief petty officer. He was delighted to get back to Arizona again after his long tour of duty overseas and wasn't in Flagstaff an hour until he felt a heap better. They stayed over in Flagstaff a couple of days visiting old friends before go ing to their home near Roosevelt. OLD-TIMER COMES HOME Now, who do you think has come to town? Ed. O'Farrell and his most estimable wife arrived home Sunday evening from Norfolk, Va., where Ed has been assisting the government for the past two years with their railroad work. Ed knows nearly every old tie on the A. L. & T. logging roads from long association with them during the years past. He is looking fine and is now around getting his chest full of good,' old mountain air again and rather thinks he will stick around for some time to come. His right wing has be"en nearly wrung off by old .friends who are so amused to see him home again. LIVE-STOCK SANITARY BOARDS HOLDS MEETING The State Live -Stock Sanitary Board held a regular business meeting in Flagstaff Wednesday, taking up regular business of the month and also issued regulations for the admis sion of stock into the state. Chair man E. H. Crabb, Frank B. Moore of Courtland, member, and Ed. Stephens, secretary of the board, were present at the meeting. o Elmer Jackson is at home again from Holbrook, and has taken up tel egraphy with the Western Union un der Captain Robinson. GREETINGS TO STOCKMEN, RANCHERS AND FRIENDS. We hope you are well and your family is well, and may they live long and prosper. Flagstaff's business men are glad to see old friends and make the" acquaintance of new ones. They arc a live bunch, taking 'em by and large, and the better you get acquainted with them the better you'll like 'em. If there is anything going wrong, just tell it to an Elk; if He can't help you out, he'll know some one who can. Flagstaff is the financial center of a big northern half of Arizona. Aside from that, its climate and water is en titled to a Distinguished Serv ice Medal. All cow persons are request ed to park their guns with the sheriff. If your slats com mence to crack, see the sher iff, wink at him and insinuate you have symptoms of the flu; if he don't come thiough, fly. These pious duties having been performed, don't forget to subscribe to The Coconino Sun ; it covers all Northern Arizona; it is the official and unofficial champion of the ranchers and stockmen, and a general live booster for all Arizona. It's the cheapest and best investment you can make. It covers Coconino county like a blanket. ' T I . TOM PULLIAM WITH LAND DEPARTMENT At some time in the future, visit ors to the office of the state land com mission who desire to ascertain the character of state lands in any town snip will be shown them on colored plats, by which the class of the land "&? "a value is indicated by color. All topographical features are indicated, also depth to water, springs and reservoirs, rainfall, kind of grass and other forage, roads, railroads, etc. At a glance the exact nature of any 40-acre piece may be seen. These new plats, which arc to be bound in books, will be a great assistance to the in quirers, and will facilitate the work of the office. When the state lands were selected they were viewed in the large. The department now has four field men touring in Ford cars, and mapping every section in detail. The field men. who arc Guv D. Ac uff, W. R. Evants, Joe A. Phillips, and Tom E. Pulliam, are working in Co- cnise county at present. As the state has 11,000,000 acres of land, it will require about a year to complete this work. A few township plats are al ready on file. Class A lands are indicated by blue, Class B by light green, Class, C by pink, and so on. Conventional sym bols are used to indicate bullctincs. corrals, water, etc. BABBITT'S BARGAIN BASEMENT TO OPEN A new departure in Flagstaff, but one proven successful wherever tried, is the bargain basement of the dry goods department of Babbitt Bros. ,to be opened about the 15th of this month. Entrance, to the basement which has undergone much alteration and improvement and achieved a new appearance through the efforts .of painters and carpenters, is from the main dry goods departments. The bargain basement will be under the direction of R. J. Connor, mana ger of the dry goods department, and Edgar Hash, merchandise man, and a competent sales force will be on hand daily. The name "Bargain Base ment" was given for two reasons: First, because of its location; second, because of the promised number of genuine bargains of clean merchan dise which will make up the stock. Economies of operation and buying make those in charge enthusiastic over the chance to offer Flagstaff city bargains as'an every-day affair. BADLY BURNED IN GASOLINE EXPLOSION W. H. Morse, painter, was painfully and severely burned yesterday morn ing at 8 o'clock while preparing to take his car from the White Garage. He intended to put water into his radiator, but accidentally got hold of gasoline. As the fluid ran into the radiator some of it spread to a part of the engine that was sufficiently hot to ;gnite. An explosion resulted, throwing the burning liquid about, quite a lot of it getting on Morse. Most of it fell on his legs, which, it was thought at the time were burned seriously. The fire department was called to the scene and put out the blaze, which resulted in no damage to the shop and practically none to the car. o Franklin Walker, son of Prof. Walk er of the Normal faculty, came home the first of the week from Tucson, where he has been attending the Uni versity of Arizona. He intends doing archaeological work with a party in the Indian country during his vacation.. TODAY'S PROGRAM OF ELKS' 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION .MORNING Log-Sawing Contest, at Race Track, at 10 a. m. Ball Gamo, Flagstaff vs. Williams. v AFTERNOON 1:00 p. m. Cowboy Relay Race, entrance fee, $2.50; xh miles. Prizes: First, ?ou; scconu, $za; mini, entrance ice to run tnrec norses. 1:30 p.m. Indian Frce-for-All Race, direction of Mr. Williams. 2:00 p.m. Pony Express Race, Vh $ou; second, o; tniru, entrance fee to run three horses. 2:30 p.m. Indian Relay Race, Vk miles, direction of Mr. Williams. 3:00 p.m. Steer Riding, no entrance mini, $zo. 4:00 p. m. Motorcycle Race, 10 miles, seconu, $zo; mini, entrance lee. 4:30 p.m. Auto Race, 25 miles, balance of cars; entrance fee, $10. Prizes First, $200; second, $100; third, entrance fee. 5:30 p. m. Broncho 'Busting, entrance $ou; mini, entrance iee. C:30 p. m. Airplane Exhibition. 1:60 p".m. Boxing and Wrestling $1.50 each; first six rows, 9:00 p. m. Following Boxing Contest, oi tne urpneum. a) ;V nflEMbSSft 9 CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AS IT LOOKED JULY 4, 1882. This picture does not look like, much of a start for the present prosperous city of Flagstaff; docs it? However, It was Flagstaff as it started growing at what was known as the "Old Town Spring" ton the south slope of Observatory Hill, now the western residence district. A few years later the Atlantic & Pacific railroad, now the Santa Fe, located a box car on the present site of the depot (which would have been there yet, ifit hadn'tbumed ik-ra), and the town followed the box car down to the' present site. STEPHENS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MURDER ON FIRST BALLOT At 6:46 Wednesday evening Bud his interest was not based on such Stephens, of Prescott, sat in the pris- worthy grounds, oner's chair in the superior courtroom, On the second of April, 1918. Miller and heard these words from the fore man of the jury: "We find the defendant not guilty, your honor," and in a few minutes walked out of the courthouse a free man. This for him was thr happy ending of his trial for the killing of A. R. Miller in Prescott, Ariz., April 2, 1918. At the first hearing of the case he had been given life imprisonment. The case took up exactly ten days, and it was brilliantly fought by onpos ing counsel to the last detail. Six hours were taken up Wednesday by arguments of counsel K. H. and Mom Clark for the state, and Frank Do- mingus of Los Angeles and G. B. Wil son of Flagstaff for the defense. At 6:00 o'clock in the evening both sides rested, and the judge proceeded with his charge to the jury, taking about an hour, until 6:00 o'clock to make certain points clear. His charge was decidedly clear and impartial. In ad dition to defining first and second de gree murder he defined insanity and told the jury that if Bud Stephen' was incapable of telling right, from wrong at the time of the killing he should not be convicted. The jury then retired and deliberat ed 46 minutes, thus upsetting prophe cies of a hung jury. They and the de fendant were out on the streets pick ing up the usual threads of life again in iust a few minutes. The case opened here Monday a week ago. on the 23rd of June. It was first tried in Prescott the year qf the killing, Stephens found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to prison for the remainder of his natural life. He was granted a new trial on tech nicalities and the case was transferred to this county. x Selection of a jury was completed the night of the second day of the trial, and the state introduced the first of its witnesses on Wednesday, June 25. The story of the killing, as gathered from testimony from state and de fense, was sensational. Large crowds crathered in the courthouse daily to listen. Witnesses told of bad feeling be tween the defendant and his father on one side and the murdered man on the other, growing, they testified, out of relations of Miller and the defend ant's mother. The unwritten law was not a part of the defense although it was touched on by counsel. Un pleasant relations between Mrs. Ste phens, mother of Bud Stephens, anl her husband were proved, and it was the claim of some witnesses that Mil ler's interest in her was that of a friend for one in unpleasant circum stances; while other witnesses claimed miles; entrance fee, $2.50. Prizes: First, fee. Prizes: First, $100; second, $50; f entrance fee, $2.50. Prizes: First, $50; fee, $5. Prizes: First, $200; second, Contests at Orpheum. Admission: Box $1.50 each; balance of house, $1 each Auto Raffle, Oldsmobilc "8" in front was in Brockner's clothing store in Prescott, Ariz., buying a suit of clothes. ' Bud Stephens came in and stood at, the front of the store. As Miller, going out, got opposite him, Stephens pulled his gun and shot him from a distance of a few feet, firing five times. As Miller fell, Stephens reloaded his gun and fired two more bullets into the form of the prostrate man. Joseph H. Stephens, father of the defendant, came up just then and he and Bud went to the sheriffs of-' fice where Bud Stephens gave him-110.."e necessary ni gn scnooi worn self up Lwith the present school building. Thus The body of Miller was later found question of providing funds for a to contain 11 bullet wounds 4 in i"! scho1 building is not involved front, and 7 in the back. the present election. At some fu- The deefnse based its claim for an! J""5.1"!"5,:? bond election will doubt acquittal on the condition of Stephen's iess be Id1,.as's he- popular method, mind at the time of the killing. Brain because it distributes the cost through experts from Los Angeles and Tom I a !nE p1enod of years Manning of Flanrstaff were witnesses ' " w'" be a surprise and perhaps on this point. These medical author!-1 somewhat of a shock to many people ties were given a question to answer f Flagstaff to learn that this town several typewritten pages in length.! "as not kept Pace with such towns as to which question counsel for the state Winslow, Williams, Kingman and Hol objected vehemently, but which was brook, all of which have high schools. allowed. Claims of many witnep" wno saw aiepnens during tne snootin" before and after conflicted as to his rational bearing at that time. ihe attorneys for the defense were Pat O'Sullivan of Prescott: C. B. Wil son. of Flap-staff: Frank Dominguez Paul Schenck and Mr. Cohen of Los Angeles. The state was represented by E. S. and Neill C. Clark, of Pres cott: County Attorney F. M.'Gold andt Assistant uountv Attorney George ; Harben, of Flagstaff. . Superior Court Judge J. E. Jond won the admiration of all counsel for tne emcient and impartial way which the trial was conducted. in MR. NELSON AT CITIZENS BANK My QTii MVo t it -m-,,1,- I comers to Flagstaff who are here to stav. Mr. Nelson will be found at the Citizen's Bank, where he is filling the piace soon to be left vacant by the resignation of B. B. Brandon, who will go to California to study dentistry. Mr. Nelson has for some time been manager of the Citizens' "Bank at Oat man and so is well aualified to take over his new duties. Mr. Brandon TOill be at the bank until the 15th of July! and will leave for the western state! shortly afterward. O. D. Cummins and family are now residents of Flagstaff, moving here recently from Mesa. Ariz. Mr. Cum mins can be found at J. H. Crawford's where he has been on general duty for some days. He is an old hand at the grocery game, having been in that business in his old home. THE SIGN OF THE CAMEL DOBBED ON THE U. S. MAP Booze was it ain't "is" any more, except in favored local spots but where it is, it legal ly ain't anymore. From now on until we de mobilize which is a most un certain period, since President Wilson says th6re are still a million men in the U. S. army the great drought of 1919 will be a legal fact, despite the sporadic outbreaks of spir its in a freckled fashion over the bioad area of the United States. There weie celebrations and ceremonies of a solemn nature as well as hilarity at the wakes held in many places, and the juice of the com, hops and barley as well as grape went up and down and scurried for places of safety. Any one related to old John Barleycorn, even to the 2.75 degree, was hearsed, and now all joy must be real and come from the inner soul a free of fering. He with the dumps and blues, and those pessimis tically inclined may husk it all and wander through dry places surrounded by a corru gated gloom. HIGH SCHOOL ELECTION TO BE HELD JULY 13 The board of trustees of the Fl'rr staff public schools authorizes the fol lowing statement (the board is unani mous in its attitude toward the new high school, and warmly urges local voters to back up the proposition): In compliance with the Arizona school laws, a petition siimed bv more than .one hundred qualified electors I Z7rf3..Ed , 1.7 JL itS8 has been presented to the .countyter?,c?,IJ1,I w5,nii(E; high school in establishment Flagstaff. In further comnliance with the law. the county superintendent will call for an election to be held Saturday, July1 13 at the Emerson school building, to determine whether Flagstaff shall have a high school. The law states that any school district having an av erage daily attendance of 200 or more t-i nr me b'HAiBM ajttjvi k..:ij: a pupils or having an assessed valua tion of $1,500,000, or more, majr by a majority vote of Qualified school electors thereof establish and main tain a high school. Flagstaff has therefore long since been entitled to school Ki,nrint.n,lflf nVin tn u octnMt.i,f I.I..1. i.i tithe time of their '"6" -"uu" .bvery train brought in its quota and The board of trustees has for some ( every road leading into the city was time considered the need of a high i carrying its stream of cars and wag school, and the matter has now be-j ons and' buggies. Williams is sending come a pressing necessity, for, as is about 50 per cent of her population now generally Known, the boards of i education of the state normal schools Ariz?? have, found H necessary to uuiiiit, nlc luiuiug yvui, umy pupils who have had at least one .year's high school training, and in 1920 only those who have had two years. This means that Flagstaff children would have no school opportunities beyond the eighth grade in the present situation. The school board has carefully look ed into the matter and believes that it J111 5? Possble to provide temporarily It is expected that Flagstaff people ; iuny appreciate the evident need of a high school and that they will in thi case be as progressive in educational matters as they arc in business. The board of trustees urge all electors to come out and vote and show the rest of Arizona that Flagstaff does not mean to be behind in providing for our boys' and girls' educational advan- tages the equal of those in other towns about us. SWEET LITTLE ONE PASSES QUIETLY AWAY Eirly, Tuesday morning death claimed the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rudd at their home on West Birch avenue. Martha Owendolan Rudd would Jmvo ? 3 a ?e?r J" tomorrow, having been born July 5, 1918. The baby, who was loved by neighbors and friends of the family to an unusual degree, did not suffer long in her last illness, being sick only a few days, and seriously so for only a maHter of hours. When "Martha," as all called her, fell asleep, she left many aside from the family who grieve with the relatives att the loss and the entire community extends a real sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday evening at 4 o'clock in the Federated Church. Rev. John Butler missionery, officiated. Interment was in the city cemetery, and arrange ments were in charge of the Flagstaff Undertaking Parlors. o Colin Campbell, the sheepman of Ash Fork, was in Flagstaff Monday. CROWD AT FLAGSTAFF CELEBRATING IS THE LARGEST IN HISTORY Everybody was here yesterday with his family, and his dog and his pony. Some, however, came in cars, and others on the trains, and some on foot. Where all of them came from nobody knows but everybody was here. Bright and early in the morning the streets were filled with the joy-seeking and joy-creating crowds, and until a very unrcspectable hour this morn ing Flagstaff residents and visitors had one large time chasing old man ' gloom from the city streets. The program proper started at 10 a. m. with a parade directed by Capt. J. B. Wright, starting at the court house and marching over the principal streets. Two bands participated the local band and the Indian band of Tuba City. Scores and scores of In dians followed Navajos and Hopis on their ponies and in buggies. Some of the squaws had their babies in front of them on the saddle while others carried them in their arms. Ponies, men and women were gaily decorated, not to, mention the autos and the streets and the store fronts. Fully 500 Indians are here to enjoy themselves and take part in the races. They are in charge of Charles Wil liamson, of the Little Colorado trad ing post. They are encamped all around the outskirts of town, wher ever a level place of ground can be found. The bucking airplaneand its rider, furnished by Sid Chaplin, of Los An geles, who in his spare moments rivals his more or less famous brother Charley in the "comics," arrived yes terday morning at 10:55 on the train from the west. It was assembled in the afternoon for the scheduled flights and stunts at 5:30. The juvenile sports at the court house, under the direction of Mi;s ?u J?"aer came off at schedule ?.Tenls were interesting ana iurnisnea the time of their yuns live to the rr-.j nf -t-mj- 'i.. f v ., At 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon the- races started at the race track with I the fancy saddle pony race, and con- tinued through the afternoon, accord . . . . mg to program. Ihe broncho busting attracted a big bunch of fine riders,, among whom were C. C. De Graften reid, J. T. DeGraftenrcid, E. B. Weems, Fred Moore, Ross DeGraften reid, J. H. Williams, Jack Houghton, Ray Moser. The morning train brought in a spe cial car of Kingman people, called to the mountain by the fame of the Elks' method of putting on a celebration. up today to crow over our boys when the dust of the baseball game rolls away this morning. We like to be hospitable and all that; but "they ain't gonna be no chance to crow." The Indian dances last night and the public dance at the big tent were patronized by tremendous crowds and much joy was spread on every hand. It's tough that we can't have a Fourth every week. CALL FOR SERVICE MEN TO ORGANIZE Service men of all arms of the serv ice are requested to meet at the West em Union Telegraph office at 6 p. m., Saturday, July 5, for the purpose ot talking over the organization of the American Legion at Flagstaff. Other cities in Arizona have organ ized branches of the American Legion and a state convention will be held at Tucson within the next two weeks and Flagstaff will be entitled to delegates to that covention. The American Legion is a nation wide organization and will mean much to service men in the years to come. All are earnestly urged to come and take part in the proposed organiza tion. BADLY BATTERED ENGINE One of the big Santa Fe freight en gines was in the local yards Saturday attracting quite a bit of attention, for it looked like it had been through the war. It and two or three cars of a through freight had gone off the track five or ten miles this side of Ash Fork. The cause of the wreck was not known. No one was hurt, ihe cab of the engine was completely gone, and it was battered up other wise in a good fashion. It took the wrecker from Winslow two days to clear the scene. CAPT. GUTHRIE AT ARCHANGEL We are indebted to Capt. John D. Guthrie for a copy of the "American Sentinel," a soldier paper published by the American contingent who have been scrapping the Bolshevild for the past several months up in that de lightful winter climate. The editor of the Sentinel under date of May 24 in a piteous appeal for plenty of dope for his last issue says: "In one more week the Sentinel will be relieved. Six months on and then off for life. But, at that, we'd rather be on the job than on the waterwagon." o Mr. and Mrs. A. Robertson, of Win slow, spent Sunday in Flagstaff en joying the cool air and looking over the town. Mr. Robertson is employed in the office of Superintendent Tuttle. in i 3 W rfPHMM"- "" hyi iiw i fpp nw-'ir'",',ff " VHns.-r -VTSp- T.Ji" . Js- $ J--J" ? 7- ? '