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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1920
MRS. FARRELL IS
ON WAY HOME
Mrs. Jean Percy Farrell, on trial
in superior court charged with the
murder of her husband on September
24 at their Garland Prairie ranch
home, was acquitted on Tuesday after
noon, the trial lasting a little less
than four days and the jury being out
only 10 minutes.
It was proven that Mrs. Farrcll
shot her husband in self-defense. Even
had it been otherwise, iWis doubtful
whether the jury would hBvc declared
her guilty, so strong is the general
sentiment against death or peniten
tiary sentences for women. But the
jury in this case had no problem.
Farrell's ugly character, his actions
at times so maniacal as to lead to fear
that he was insane; his brutality to
ward the plaintiff; his threatening be
havior on the day she shot him
all were proven beyond a shadow of a
doubt. Her defense was perfect in
every detail, so closely and reasonably
did every bit of the evidence link to
gether, in none of it a thing that re
flected on Mrs. Fancll's character or
The prosecution and defense were
both ably conducted, but the former
had nothing but straws to grasp at,
and on them could rear no structure
of evidence against the plaintiff, who
passed out of the courtroom, free in
person, unblemished in character, and
the recipient of hcaity congratula
tions of those present when the ver
dict was announced.
The Sun feels a peculiar gratifica
tion over the result of this trial, as in
the face of the denunciation of Mrs.
Farrell by other publications, and de
famatory insinuations concerning her
character, The Sun, after a special in
terview with Mrs. Farrell, while she
was a prisoner in the county jail, was
convinced that her story was true and
that she was the unhappy and inno
cent victim of untortunate circum
stances and took her side in present
ing her story to the public.
Contrary to the expectations of
many attending the trial, no testi
mony of a sensational nature or in any
way reflecting on the 'jood character
or reputation of the defendant was of
fered. Suspicions that Ernest Wwyer,
the neighboring homesteader, who
worked for the Farrclls and was the
first man on th scene after Farrell
was s-hot, might be shown to have
been implicated in the muidor- per
haps, with Mrs. Farrell's connivance,
was himself the murderer were prov
en by the testimony W have been en
In fact, the first story told by Mrs.
Farrell after the muider, told again
when she was on the witness stand
and corroborated on the stand by her
two little children and by Dwyer
stood all tests of cross-examination
and was not refuted in a single par
As soon as it became generally
noised around that the jury had been
selected, which, considering the im
portance of the case and the publicity
that had been given it, was done in
record time, taking only from nine
o'clock Friday morning until eight
that night, the court-room filled with
spectators, nearly half of whom were
women. Undoubtedly many of them
expected to bo treated to a sensation,
perhaps a scries of them. From var
ious comments overheard it was ap
parent that some of the men and
many of the women spectators were
not very favorably disposed toward
the little woman at the bar of justice,
who had been charged with and ha'i
freely admitted killing her husband.
But before .Mrs. Farrell's testimony
was half ended the sentiment of the
spectators was almost unanimously
Her testimony was clear and direct.
Under the questioning of her attorn
ey, Francis D. Crable, she told o,f her
married life. Her husband's ill-treatment
of her began as soon as they
came west from West Virginia, two
weeks after their marriage. He was
frequently abusive and ugly. Once,
when she had gone into the back yard
whero he was, he had asked her,
"what in hell are you doing hjrc?"
and when she had retorted that she
supposed she had a right there, he
struck her several times with his
fists, on cither temple, knocking her
down. Then he kicked her.
Another time, last spring, at Gar
land Prairie, he was choking her and
knocking her head against the wall
when M. J. Lynch, an old friend of
both Mr. and Mrs. Farrcll, who lived
there with them for three months,
(Continued on Page 8.)
JACK COSTIGAN IS VERY
ILL AT HIS HOME HERE
John J. Costigan is very ill at his
home, but his friends will bo very
glad to know that ho was slightly bet
Mr. Costigan had been feeling very
badly for a couple of weeks, and was
advised to get down off the mountain
for a few days. Ho went to Los An
geles, but had been there only three
hours when ho had to call a physician.
He decided that he would come back
home. He was met at Needles by tho
Catholic priest there. The conductor
and porter of thc Pullman did all
they could for him; one or the other
of them fanning him most of the time
during the night. Friends met him at
thc train when ho arrived and took
him to his home, where he is under
the care of his sister, Miss Mary M.
Costigan, and a trained., nurse.
' Everybody in town is pulling for
Jack to soon be up and out again, his
usual cheery, indomitable self.
CRAVENS SENTENCED ' "
AT KINGMAN SATURDAY
Clarence B. Cravens, defaulter who
recently gave himself up in Tennes
see, was tried last week in the super
ior court at Kingman and found
guilty. He was sentenced from two
to five years in the state penitentiary.
Cravens absconded from the branch
bank of the Arizona Central at Chlor
ide last summer, taking bonds and
money with him.
From the statement of the judge it
appeared that Cravens had made par
tial restitution and had given the
bank, information concerning other
bank affairs which saved a number of
poor people from loss of money, which
feature of the case tended to lighten
MASONS AND EASTERN
STAR INSTAL OFFICERS
AND EAT TURKEY
Masonic Temple, on Saturday night, '
was the scene o a most elaborate
and interesting affair, the joint instal
' lation of the new ofilccrs of the Ma-
sonic and Eastern Star lodges, follow- I
ed by a turkey banquet and speech-'
There were 135 people present. Re-,
tiring Worthy Master Tom. L. Rees
installed the new Masonic officers i
most efficiently and impressively, and I
then Prof. O. H. Richardson presented !
a beautiful past master's jewel to Mr. '
Rees, accompanying the presentation
I with a gracefully-worded little ad-
i The new Masonic officers arc: C.
1 C. Fredericks, worthy master; Francis
D. Crable, senior warden; Paul S. i
j Coflin, junior warden; Jos. P. Wilson,
treasurer; N. G. Layton, secretary: '
IW. H. Switzcr, chaplain; Dr. E. S.
J Miller, marshal; Arthur A. Foster,'
; senior deacon; R. G. Mitchell, junior ;
i deacon; R. G. Stevenson, senior stcw
,ard; F. W. Jones, junior steward; F.
', A. Thies, tyler; Tom L. Rees, trustee.
I Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Parr were up
1 from Winslow. Mrs. Parr is grand
I matron of the Eastern Stars for the
' state, and her installation of the East
i em Star officers was splendidly done. ,
i The new officers are: Mrs. Agnes
roster, worthy matron; A. A. I'oster,
(Continued on Page 12) j
TEST UTAH GRAZERS'
RIGHTS IN ARIZONA
I The preliminary hearing in the test
case to decide whether Arizona sheep
! and cattle men shall have a right to
graze in northern Coconino county (
without paying grazing license fees,
has been set for January 31, before
Justice of the Peace E. W. Lewis, of
Fredonia. The man who is fighting
the county authorities is W. W. Sceg-
miller, of Kanab, Utah, a wealthy
I sheep owner. He is also a lawyer and I
, a member of the Utah legislature. It
j is understood he has the backing of a
j lot of other Utah stock men. No mat-
I tcr how the case goes in the justice's
! court, it will be appealed to the su-
I perior court of this county and then to .
the supreme court. Sccgmillcr has
i already paid this county about $1,200
Ion the past year's grazing fees and
i there is more due from him.
! Probably County Attorney F. M. i
j Gold will be the man to go to Frc-'
! goat in having to take the four-days'
i .JS ?'?
1,400-mile train am
, quired at this time of the year in go-
! ing to the northern town in this coun -
i awfev "' '-
ty, which, measuring in a direct line,
is less than 150 miles away.
ant Attorney Geo. W. Harben says
. (Continued on Page 7)
DICK JONES IS THE
CITY CENSUS MAN
Everybody's been asking everybody
else when the census is to be taken
neic. and who is to take it.
Hold your breath u moment, and I
The taking begins today, and the
taker is R. C. "Dick" Jones, who has
t just returned from Phoenix, where he
was uppuiiucu iu uiu juu uy otim
Bradner, Phoenix, census supervisor
in charge of the northern part of thc
Dick will start in today asking you
what color you are, and when; j
whether you are sane or insane, and
whether its because you part, your ;
hair on thc middle or on the side or
not any; whether you are an Lpisco-
palian or a democrat; whether you I
cat your soup with a sponge or a fork, ,
whether you have anything on your
hip other than a place for it; whether
you take your Saturday night bath;
every month or only once a year; and ,
Dick will set
your answers down
in his book and
when he is all through he will know
more about us than any one else, in
cluding ourselves, do now.
Dick has a long, tedious, inquisitive
job ahead, but says he's going to
make tracks doing it, and do it right.
He will do tho numerating here in
Flagstaff, others having been appoint
ed for other communities in thc coun
ty. JUDGE HANCE HERE
Judge Geo. W. Hance, of Camp
Verde, was in town this week. He
has been administrator of the estate
of his .brother, the late Capt. John
Hance, who died January 6, last year.
He filed exemption under the Ashurst
Hayden law exempting mining claims
from assessment during the European
war, on the mining property owned
by, Capt. Hance at Grand Canyon.
STOCKMEN'S FIGHT AGAINST THE
SANTA FE IS GAINING MOMENTUM
The fight being waged by the North- the Colorado river will soon be har
em Arizona Protective association, nessed' and then diean 'hvdrn-clnrtrir
composed of stockmen from Coco
nino, Yavapai and Mohave counties,
against the effort of the Santa Fc to
secure patent to 1,173,000 acres- of
public domain lands is gaining force
each day. The membership is stead
ily increasing and the work has been
The association has been extremely
fortunate in securing the services of
Mr. Robert E., Morrison, prominent
Prescott lawyer, as well as the best
land attorney in "Washington, D. C.
The method of handling this contest,
in the interests of -the livestock in
dustry in Northern Arizona, has been
definitely outlined and definite action
has already been taken.
One development of this proposed
"land grab" indicates the forcsignt of
the insiders. It is recognized that
WHAT WE HAVE IN
A copy of the
procecdings of the
Arizona state board of equalization
has reached The Sun through the
courtesy of County Assessor J. D.
Dunn. It was compiled after their
meeting in August and the annual
meeting in July of the Arizona tax
From the report we note that the
assessment of the Grand Canyon rail
road was reduced from C3.58 miles to
C3.5G miles, a reduction in valuation
Swine were raised from $5.52 to $10
The A. L. & T. Co. saw mill was
rajsed from $90,000.00 to $109,000.00.
making the total assessment for that
Description of Property.
Dry-farming and grazing land.
Improvements on above
Railroad land grants
City and town lots
Improvements on above
Forty-three non-pioductivc patented
and non-patented mines
rour non-productive placer mines
Improvements on above forty-seven
Four patented mill sites J. .
Improvements on above..., .-, !,V
Mining machinery and supplies
Saw mills and machinery
Hanks (Including real estate, im
provements ami personal prop.) 3
Merchandise, stocks of
Furniture, household and office
Motorcycles - 3
Railroads, standard gauge, miles of
main line - 243.335
Telephone lines, wire miles of ..... 990
Telegraph lines, wire miles of. 1,589.52
Gas, electric light and power plants 1
Poultry, dozens ,... 353
Bees, stands of 2
Horses, range , '. 1,837
Horses, work Class A 385
Horses, work Class B . 883
Horses, saddle - 1,997
Horses, stallions 15
Mules Class A and B .-. ,... 3G1
Asses - 905
Jacks r .' 4 .
Cattle, ranee '. 81,455
! Cattle, steers, 2 years and up
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' roll m loVi mm
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' "' Dulls "
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, r,'' ,. 1 ,
All other property
Less real estate, improvements
Banks doubly included above
Total valuation of all property
Net valuation -
Increases and decreases by the
Description of Property.
Swine, 408 head at $10.00 per head
Merchandise, stocks of
Total increases and decreases
Final Valuation on Items Changed:
Description of Property.
' Oo. iifo
s , 408 he"a('f'"a't "$'fb.00 ."'."".'.'.".'. .-.....: 4,080.00
Railroa,is .'. 8,93G,605.00
Merchanaise, stocks of 844,251.92
Tota, valuation of an property as returned by County $20,900,965.55
T t , incrcase or decrease by State Board of Equalization 75,772.63
Final total valuation of all property $20,976,738.18
, exemptions 86,998.00
Final net valuation of all property $20,889,740.18
Thc final net valuations of thc other
counties of the state are as follows;
Apache $ 8,023,981.40
Cochise : 172,142,473.34
Gila . 162,293,178.76
Graham : 13,433,105.10
Greenlee : 43,946,537.91
Santa Cruz 11,315,403.48
Total for state $855,224,720.93
Coconino county's quota of thc
above total is 2.44 per cent.
The report reveals the fact that 84
per cent of the saw mill property is in
power win be available in northern
Arizona. This power will make possi
ble the pumping of sufficient water to
irrigate all of the agricultural land in
that wonderful stretch of valley be
tween Hackberry and Kingman. Ari
zonans have amply demonstrated what
water will do. With all of these lands
in private ownership, the legitimate
homesteader will be forced to pay
heavy tribute to the monopolists who
hope to control the area in question
The time has come for the people
of Arizona to wake up to a realization
of just what is being attempted. They
can prevent the acquisition of these
lands over one million acres and
thereby aid the future development
of the state by homesteaders and in
sure the continuance of the livestock
(Continued on Page 7)
ffTTTrnXr A 1TT CT iT1 IT"
L,UUiyI SinlJ 01JXJll
The saw mill oi tne aaginaw
Manistee uumoer uo. a i-mbku huui
$110,060.00 to $132,900, making that
ftstmnnnlf'C TAT'll H HKOKKHlf!IlL .Ml:.-
LUIIIJUiy 3 fcw.w . . ..,.. -.- , ,
, ... , .,. t-1 i .....
ine saw inmoi 'Sonnnn
r co. was raised num w.
$102,300.00, making their total assess
The saw mill of the Greenlaw Lum
ber Co. was raised from $45,000.00 to
$54,000.00, making their total assess
ment $105,133.00. , ,
The assessment of the Standard Oil
Co. was raised from $15,970.00 to $24,
255.C3. The final valuation of the county for
the year 1919, is shown in the follow
10G.150.105 ft. 2.489
200 S ''
48 100 '
09 Vrn nn
5 050 00
and personal property of
State Board of Equalization
this, county, and all of the taxable
standing timber. We have more than
a twelfth of thc horses in thc state.
We have more than a third of the
Gila county, which has more cattle
than wc, has only 5 sheep, Graham
only 85, Santa Cruz 17, Greenlee and
But when it comes to ostriches,
Maricopa has 197 valued at $5 each,
while none of thc other counties have
There arc 60,953 horses in Arizona,
and 19,069 automobiles.
There are 447,956 acres of irrigated
lands and 4,247,353 acres of " dry
farming and grazing lands.
There are 11,164 mules and burros,
997,034 cattle, 761,843 sheep, 140,126
goats and 16,150 swine.
FRENCH ACADEMY GIVES
MEDAL TO DR. SLIPHER
Dr. V. M. Slipher, of the Lowell
Observatory, Flagstaff, has just been
notified by the French Academy-that
that institution has awarded him the
LaLande prize for astronomical work.
He has not been notified when nor in
what manner the presentation will be
made. It is customary in such cases
for it to be made through the am
bassador from the country from which
the honor is bestowed, and just what
formalities will be incident thereto
Dr. Slipher has not been advised.
He knows only that the prize has
been awarded, that it is a medal and
that it is given for astronomical
work deemed noteworthy by the
French Academy. He believes it
for spectroscopic work.
NACKARD IS MAKING
n n i t nn nmnA
UN v Al MiANUMjU
. . -
i K. J. Nackanl has given a contract
to adil another story to the Nackard
fnnmmi' hntisn at liu noutn Ban
i Francisco street. The work has al-
.ready begun. .... I
lhe present structure is bricK. inc
added story will be of wood, with
shingled outsidct When completed.
tne bunding will contain zn rooms, an
steam heated. Modern plumbing will
! l. nnln a
, jj- jiiailVUa
. - .;..... . 'v a.
Air. jsackard win aiso nave repair-
cU 1.0Ur oul ""liidings ne V"S m, lIaM
"section, remodeling tnem into uweii-
mgs, witn plumbing, incse win oe
' He has also made deals with two '
Mexicans, each of whom he will back '
, financially in erecting new buildings !
,and setting up in business on some
vacant lots on South San Francisco
street. One of these buildings will be
j used as a bakery.
I Mr. Nackard believes the city coun
, cil should do some sidewalk building
, in front of his property on the south
i side of the tracks. He feels that if '
I sidewalks are built it will hasten fur
jther improvement of property there,
j and says, considering the condition of
, the streets and the little attention
j that has been paid to them compared
i to improvements made to other
' streets, his section of town is at least
' entitled to some new sidewalks.
WALL GOES TO PEN;
I TORREZ COMES BACK
I J. F. Wall, alias J. V. White, was
sentenced by Judge J. E. Jones in su
perior court Tuesday to not less than
' one year nor more than two-and-a-half
years in the state penitentiary at
Overland car last spring from Ed Mc-
" CJonigle. He was arrested by blicrm
h oo.r ojr; nn Harpc, of Navajo county at Holbrook,
'onn no ' but Kot away; thcn was arrested at
iVq irorr ' Phoenix, where he was working,
ot ijR'nn ! brought here by Deputy Sheriff E. B.
"'iplRaudebaugh and trapped into a con-
fnacinn hv Khonit .Inrlf Hnrriniinn. I
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Wall claims to be an orphan, and 1
says he is 21.
IJa nliiil miiltir ia '
fu.si"E t0 tel1 why he st0,c thc car
"ls sentence uaics irom tne ioui 01 1
last month, when he was arrested m
uimti-uuuiiu iu. ij...i.. ....i.w ,
ivfiii in . nntnrn :mn iiriinr m:ii-k iiii.
plicio Torrez. the
of Vic. 'E. Melick, town marshal of
Williams. Torrez having been refus
ed a new trial by the state supreme
court, Judge Jones will re-sentence
him to death.
YirlH. Ann ...nn l.n Inct n.A f l.f.
acted Upon by this term of court,
wm'ch adjourned Tuesday night.
CITY MAIL DELIVERY
STARTS JANUARY 1
City delivery will be established on
January 1st, however, the actual de
livery of mail will not begin until
Tuesday morning, January 6th. As it
will be necessary to personally as
certain from all patrons on both
routes their wishes as to thc service
n...l ! ...!ll tn4- 1.. vn.3.?iV.ln tn 1. flita
UUU It Will nut u iivontum w iu v.....
nrior to the above mentioned date. A
great many have been interviewed,
hut, thorp, still remains a number who
have not Teen approached.
All "local drops" mailed prior to 7
p. m. January 5th, will require only
lc, subsequent to that date it will be
necessary to affix a 2c stamp thereto.
POOLER APPOINTED AS
l.VrtM C W Tnnln, ' ncaictnnt itiu. '
trict forcstei-, has received the ap
pointment Us district forester to suc
ceed Paul G. Redington, who was
recently transferred to San Francisco.
Mr. Pooler has been connected with
thc service in this district for the past
sixteen years and carries an enviable
record as a forester. For the past
ten years he has acted as assistant
The district over which Mr. Pooler
will have charge comprises the states
of New Mexico and Arizona, and takes
in over 12,000,000 acres of forest
Wilson & Coffin, tho live-wire plumb
ers, have painted up one of their
trucks, putting a lot of advertising
signs on it, and labelled it "No. 7."
In a few days they will give their
other track the same course of treat
ment and stamp it "No. 11" When
tourists sec either of these two trucks
scooting around town they will have
a mental picture of a whole fleet of
OLD 19 BROUGHT
Wa'll, it brung to County Clerk
Tom Rees' office 122 couples bent on
committing matrimony. If we can re
ly on the usual average, these couples
ought in the course of time to increase
our population by about five times
122,, which will mean an increase in
the county census of C10 people.
Of course, there will be some dis-
s ' count from the above birth expecta-
. tions, lor bupenor Court judge J. iu.
Jones granted divorces to 28 of the
1 29 couples who applied to him for re-
, lease from wedded bliss. Twenty
eight times five is 140, which taken
I from G10 leaves a net gain in our ex-
I pectations of 470. I
county Attorney t n. uold and his
assistant, George W. Harben, caused
people to be sent to 'the peniten
tiary, two for murder in the first de
greeone of whom is to be hung
and three for murder in the second
i Chief of Police R. L. Neil! seized
enough booze during the year to have
, cgg.toddied the whole town yesterday
:nt the sleep that knows no awaken-
into the sleep that knows no awaken
ing until next morning with a dark
brown taste; and Police Justice S. B.
Gilliland collected $3,018 in fines as
his contribution toward the general
t -,. n,i thrL nuuy, nurse.
peatu ami tiiu uuuiiv; uui
We didn't have any murders or sui
cijs ami the number of
f T.n Tinw lnf.nl imlllsfWps nnvp hnpn
added to our means for producing
wealth Ray Ramsey's candy factory
and the new flour mill of the Flag
staff Milling Co.( both of which aie
being conducted on a very successful
We have had more tourists during
the year than ever before and as we
have done practically no building dur
ing the year, there was much more
congestion here than usual. Our pop
ulation has substantially increased,
also. This is evidenced by the fact
that while usually in the late fall and
winter there have been empty houses
in plenty, this winter there are not
nearly enough of them to supply the
The city improvements during the
year would have been practically at a
standstill but for the extension of tho
sewer system and the building of a
lot of new concrete sidewalk. These
have left us in much more modem
shape, at any rate. The paving of the
National Old Trails through the city
next spring will add to our modernity.
That, of course, was provided for dur
Meanwhile, if a quarter of the ru
mors one hears are true, Flagstaff
will make up this year for the home
building inactivities of last year. A
new hotel is a probability. Likely
therp will be one or more apartment
houses built, and certainly a lot of
new homes. There is also a likelihood
of two, and perhaps more, big new
business structures. The new high
school may also be built this year.
VNirr MAY BE .
ADDED TO SUN STAFF
There has been much said of late
concerning the expected discovery of
a new planet in our soiar system, one
that has its orbit outside of that of
Neptune, which until recently was ac
corded the honor of being the outer
sentinel of . our system. The new
' planet is said if it is there at all
I to be 55 times as far from thc sun as
lis the caith.
I A representative of The Sun, desir
i ing to know from authoritative
j sources if there were about to be ad
1 ditions to its present large and well
known family, called up Dr. V. M.
i Slipher, of Lowell Observatory, to see
if no could throw any light on the
j matter. X
j Dr. Slipher said he believes it is
l true that there is an undiscovered
i planet. This belief is due to peculiar
i actions of Uranus, who gets kind of
: wobbly sometimes in her course
around the sun. Said erratic behav-
! ior cannot be traced to the influence
! e .,., i, ..ito ot nrn.w tn.
. .. .'. ? "
locucd. hence it must come from some
baby brother or sister in the far-
j o(rinxK( K0 to speak.
Dr. Lowell spent considerable time
in trying to get a line on this new
member, and Prof. Wm. H. Pickering,
of Harvard, is even now conducting a
systematic search for it.
'When they find it, we'll let you
know, also its name.
SHRINERS' BIG CARNIVAL
County Attorney F. M. Gold re
ceived word yesterday that thc C. A.
Wortham carnival, running at Phoe
nix under the auspices of the shrine
Eatrol of the El Zaribah temple, had
een closed by Sheriff Montgomery, of
Maricopa county, because they were
operating games of chance in violation
of the Arizona gaming law. The
games included doll booths, spindle
wheels, ball throwing, paddle wheels,
Mr. Gold says that many people
have thc erroneous idea that Coconino
is the only county in thc state where
gambling is not permitted, but that
the above is only ono of many in
stances where officials of other coun
ties have enforced the state law cover
ing such cases.
Free city delivery of 'mail begins
this morning. There will be two de-.
liveries, morning and afternoon."