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Recently the Los Angeles
' . Sunday Examiner had a two-
'page article written by an
alleeed scientist, who told the .'
dire things about to happen to .
earthites through the invasion,
within a very few years, of the '
' Martians, who are obliged to'
leave their own planet because
it is srrowintr deadly cold. The
Martians are coming here to lit-
literally devour us auve.
' The scientist gave as verifica-
' tlon of the unbearable conditions
on Mars the recently published
observations made by V. M. and
E. C. Slipher, astronomers at
Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff,
of the long continued widespread
snow storms Mars recently had.
E. C. Slipher knocked the al-
leged scientist's'claims in a cock-
, ed hat recently in an address
before the American Astronom-
ical society at Williams Bay,
Wis., in which he gave the gist
of the recent findings of C. 0.
Lampland, also of Lowell Obser-
atory, and Dr. Coblentz, of
Washington, D. C, who say that
while Venus and Jupiter are
dead planets, Mars is very much
alive, radiatlng'50 per cent of the
. heat it receives from the sun.
So we can get along a while
longer without worrying about
the Martian invasion.
By a unanimous vote the Rotary club at Tuesday's luncheon
instructed' the resolutions committee to draft a resolution of en
dorsement of the building of the 23-mile link necessary to com
plete the highway between Flagstaff and Yavapai county by
way of Oak Creek. ,
Motion to that effect was made by
Dr. M. G. Fronske, seconded by C,
B. Wilson, and the resolutions com
mittee is composed of Joe C. Dolan,
chairman: Hugh Wheat and Loren
Cress. The, action followed the read
ing by Rev. Fr. C. Vabre of the let
ter written last week by the Clarkdale
chapter of the American Engineers
7-BjociatJn-Bs-iirtoMn.3Tie Sun lat
Ray Babbitt was the center of in
terest Tuesday. In the absence of
Georee T. Herrincton. who was to
have been chairman for the day, but
wno is HI at St. Joseph's hospital,
Phoenix, President I. B. Koch called
for. another chairman and Billy Swit
zer's name was drawn from the hat.
Billy took the chair and he and I. B.
pulled a rattling program mostly
rattling Ray.
Seems that Raymond, Jr., nicknam
ed Teddy, was born week before last
in California. President Koch read
the following two telegrams he had
.received from, Mrs. Babbitt:
"Los Angeles, September 19.
"Don't fail to jolly Raymond about
his baby boy. Wish you could have
seen his antics when he was here.
The Arizona Game Protective as
sociation's second meetine was held at
the court house on September 15 with
a large attendance, President John
McCulloutrh presiding. McCullough
opened the meeting and read a letter
from Governor Campbell in which the
governor went on record as being
heartily in support of the public shoot
ing ground-game refuge bill now
pending In congress and would in
struct Senators Ashurst and Cameron
and. Congressman Hayden to support
As long as the governor is a thor
ough sportsman, it was moved and
seconded that' we' communicate with
him relative to protection of beaver
and to ask that a proclamation be is
sued protecting same for an indefinite
.In a general discussion it.was sug
trsted that something be done to
arouse the state game warden's in
terest in his ,duties,v but the best sol
ution of the whole thing seemed to
Ve his elimination from the office. A
Motion carried that a committee of
three be appointed to look up the
statute as to how the irame warden
lis appointed, by whom, length of time
of office, etc., with a view towarns
(eettimr someone better interested in
1 game preservation. Roy Goode, Frank
Harrison and Frank uoodman were
appointed to look into this.
As a publicity campaign to be in
itiated by the Arizona Game Protec
tive association, it was moved, second
ed and carried that the following
schedule be worked out:
(Continued on age Fifteen.)
Harley Stewart, 30, and Hetty
Hickson, 29, both of Flagstaff, wen
married last Friday by Judge J.. E.
Jones. ,
Prof. V. Santis. who is to take
charge of science work at the Normal
school, arrived in flagstaff on rues- the state central committee. The state
day morning from Camden, Ohio, with central committee will meet at Phoe
his wife; and three children. I nix on next Monday.
John and Albert .Allen, the two
young, ranchers westpf Flagstaff who
were convicted in superior court here
on July 22. this year,' by Judge J. E.
Jones of the superior court and sent
to the state penitentiary, will be
brought back to the .county jail here
mis weei$ on a writ oi 'probable
cause issued on September 15 by
Judge Edward J. FJanigan of the
state supreme court. v
This means' that a hearing will be
held before the state sunreme court
to decide wrether the,' brothers will be
given a new trial in superior court.
Judging from the number of lawyers
tney nave, tney may, get several new
trials, for according to the document
from Judee Flanitran.- they have G.
R. Lewis, of Flagstaff; Townsend.
Stockton & Drake, and Baker & Whit
ney of. Phoenix, and C. B. Wilson, of
flagstaff. A few of the lawyers of
the state have evidently been over
O 1i
Ward B. Crof of Clovis, N, M., is
in Flagstaff endeavoring to interest
Flagstaff in the organization of a
band, either among grown-up or the
Hoy Scouts. He has taken the mat
ter up with the Chamberof Commerce
and Rotary club and has been meeting
with much encouragement for every
one feels the need of a musical or
ganization of that kind.
Raymond hasp romised to reform his
habits and lfves as becomes a father.
I trust Rotary will be able to assist
him along these lines. It has been
hard work for me to handle him up
to this time. Best success to Rotary.
"Rotarianna Rose Babbitt,"
Telegram No. 2 said:
"Supplementing: my wire of this
morning, please d6 not'fine Raymond
too much as baby clothes are so ex
pensive. "Rose Babbitt."
Then Raw amid his own. blushes.
was called to the front and given a
present from his fellow Rotarians. He
nervously unwrapped and showed it
It was a large square of white cloth.
folded triangularly, and fastened with
a neat clasp pin of the variety known
as safety.
There was a letter accomDanvini?
the gilt, as follows:
"Uear Kotanan Kay Accept this
little token of reirard arid amirecia-
tion on the part of the members of
the Flagstaff Rotary club on account
of the recent advent into' this world
of your son and heir. Let us hope
(Continued on Page Eight)
Colonel Wm. E. ("Cyclone") Beck
is here for the first time in three
years, renewing old friendships, at
tending to some legal business con
nected with a damage suit for injuries
sustained some time ago in Navajo
county when a livery rig in which he
was nuing vurnea over, ana garner
ing more material for the history of
Arizona on which he has been work
ing for several years. This promises
to be a work of rare value and inter
est. Col. Beck is staying at the
. County Engineer Frank Goodman
left for Phoenix yesterday and, with
representatives from Clarkdale, Jer
ome and Prescott will meet Governor
.Campbell by appointment today to lay
before him the advantages, and need
of building a road to connect this
county and Yavapai county by way
of Oak Creek. Mr. Goodman took
with him strone resolutions favorinjr
the project from the Flagstaff , Rotary
The members of the Flagstaff Game
Protective association wish to remind
those who break the same laws that,
though theTe.have beenino game war
dens on the Job lately, right now al
most three hundred members of the
association are pledged to. cause the
arrest of any- person they see break-.
ing the' law. Instead of one, deputy.
game warden, there are hundreds of
rself-appointed wardens watching you.
Watch outl t
The republican precinct committee
men elected at the primary election
on Sept. 12 will meet tomorrow, Sat-
urday. Sept. 23, at C. B. Wilson's of
fice to organize and select members of
That the hydro-electric development of the Colorado river
in Arizona must inevitably come,, and that it cannot much long
er be delayed, was the assurance' given by Arthur P. Davis, di
rector of the United States reclamation service and other dis
tinguished government and corporation engineers to a group of
Flagstaff men at a luncheon given the guests on Wednesday.
The' guests, eight in number; had 'arrived here the night be
fore, with five others, twelve of them having comprised the offic
ial group which had just completed the reconnaisance trip down
the Colorado in boats from Hall's. Crossing, Utah, to Lee's Ferry
a distance of 120 miles, which they made in exactly the sched
uled time.
At the luncheon, the guests, besides
Mr. Davis, were: Herman Stabler.
chief engineer of the land classifica
tion board of the U. S. geological sur
vey; Colbnel C. H. Birdseye, chief en
gineer of the topographic branch of
the same department: H. W. Dennis,
chief construction engineer of the
Southern California .Edison company:
Charles P. Kahler, electrical engineer
of the Union Pacific railway system;
E. C LaRue, hydraulic engineer of
the U. S. geological survey, and
Srobably the best informed man in the
nited States in matters relating to
the river; Lewis R. Freeman of Pas
adena, California, noted author and
lecturer, whose works on the recent
war are known all over the world, and
Roger C. Rice, district engineer for
Arizona of the U. S. G. S who went
from here the last of last week to.
meet the party when they arrived at
the ferry.
The five others in the river party.
had gone on to Grand Canyon that
morning and yesterday the twelve!
went for a look at the Diamond Creek?
power site. The other five were: R.4
E. Caldwell, state engineer of Utah
and Utah representative on the Col-,
Fritz T. Schuerman has joined thed,
ranks of Flagstaff business Vnen awW
,- -i-- .r.i, " ,.i rj-.r:iv ...-.-Trtii
is Juno uiKing special lessons to maKe
himself more familiar' with the busi
ness he has just bought,, which is the
meat market of the C. A. Black groc
ery Btore, which he took unto himself
on Saturday.
His teacher is Elmer Hart, who has
worked in that department for some
time. All this week Elmer has been
showing Fritz how to make tenderloin
steak out of sowbelly, hamburger out
of bones and bologna out of any stray
dog that comes too near, and the lat
ter is getting so he wields a nasty
cleaver. Clarence Sullivan has been
transferred from the meat department
to the grocery end of the businss.
rruz, is guing to let someone eise
manage his ranch. He is a meet-able
chap, the kind that willnake a good,
honest merchant, and now that his
wife and himself are going to remain
in town the year around, we'll all get-
better acquainted with him.
On being advised of his being un
animously elected as president of the
flagstaff Chamber of Commerce,
Hon. T. A. Riordan, after some hesi
tancy accepted the post of honor af
ter canvassing the many pressing
problems of magnitude confronting
Flagstaff at the present time.
The fact that the city of Flagstaff
can develop three times the present
supply of pure mountain water at the
city springs convinced Mr. Riordan
that there were great possibilities
ahead for the city if developed- With
this. most important problem solved,
so far as supply is concerned, and
the people willing and enthusiastically
backing the city council in their plans
for early action, Mr. Riordan voiced
the sentiment that Flagstaff should
go ahead with a solid backing for the
building of the Oak Creek road open
ing up a great north and south high
way for all. Arizona; the Glenn Can
yon dam, a big tourist hotel, possibly
under the management of the great
Harvey House system, since, it is
Civic, body representatives of Yavapai county will meet
with. the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Rotary club and
county officials atthe Rotary club rooms at. the Weather
ford Hotel next Wednesday at 4 o'clock p. m., September
27th,rto confer, relative to the Oak Creek highway project,
in which all Arizona is deeply interested. '
AHwho are alive, to the best interests of northern Arizona
shouid.be .present, and lend their assistance to the project.
..-' j i Pres.-. Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce.
' -I
orado river commission; Clarence C.
Stetson, assistant to U. S. Secretary
of Commerce Herbert Hoover: Frank
lin Thomas, professor of civil engin
eering of the California Institute of
Technology at Pasadena; John A.
"Wids'toe, former president of the Uni
versity of Utah, Salt Lake City, and
pne of the twelve apostles of the
Mormon church; R. D. Young, irri
gation expert and owner of many
Utah Irrigation projects, of RichfielJ,
Arrangements for the luncheon
were made on short notice by Goorge
C. Becker. It was furnished b', Mrs.
Elsa Yamell at her home, 32C North
Leroux street, and was very good in
deed. Fred S. Breen president, and
President L. B. McMullen of the
Normal school, welcomed the guests
to Flagstaff.
Director Davis said:
"The fact that the great bulk of
the undeveloped wate? in the United
btates is in the Kocto Mountain re
gion of the west me'ins much to this
par? of the country.
"In the future hydro-electric pow
er will control civilization. The Col
(Continued on Page Eight)
George T. Herrington, manager of
the Flaestaff Electric Lisrht Co.. and
..." n..i. .r.Tii .
(.inc Aniqnn vuorry c concrete o,
I was taken to St. Joseph's hospital,
last .Friday night by Dr. M. G. Frons
ke for a possible operation.
The patient was suffering severely
from a sudden attack of gall stones.
After an X-ray treatment by Dr. Viv
ian, it was decided that an operation
might not be necessary, though under
the most favorable circumstances it
would be several days before Mr. Her
rington was free from pain and beforo
it would be certain that an operation
might not have" to be resorted to.
Dr. iFronske returned from Phoenix
Tuesday morning. He said he hoped
Mr. Herrington would be able to re
turn some time next week with the
trouble entirely gone. And in this
hope he is joined by all other Flag
staff people who will be greatly re
lieved to know that Mr. Herrington's
condition is improving, and that he'll
noted for catering to tourists from all
points of the world. '
Flagstaff is the logical center for
hundreds of touring trips of interest
and should be connected up with the
EI Tovar hotel at Grand Canyon,
making it the hub of a wheel from
which the greatest wonders of the
world could be comfortably visited at
all times of the year.
Prominent people from all sections
dt 'the world visit Flagstaff and al
most without exception they remark:
"Why, you people here do not realize
what you have to-offer the world; the
attractions are too numerous to
count including climate, water, big
game,' lakes,- hills, mountains, the
great pine forests,- ancient ruins, the
.Indians a trip of interest for nearly
every day of the year and new discov
eries being, made every year."
In speaking of new' discoveries of
places: in the vast expanse of Coco-
nind county, the second largest coun
ty in the United States, Mr. Riordan
(Continued on Page Eight)
A young horse-thief, figuring it all
out how he could make his get-away
more scientifically than the, other two
young horse thieves who failed a few
weens ago to maKe theirs and are
now in the state penitentiary thinking
it over, found the last of last week
that no matter how well one's plans
are1 laid, something may go amiss.
Hisi name is A. L. Parker. He is
about thirty, and is silent about where
he came from and why. He cooked
for a while for R. B. Corbett's cattle
outfit, then worked on the road.
About two weeks ago he- went up on
the mesa west of Flagstaff and out
fitted himself with a horse and mare
belonging to Ambrosio Gonsalez. He
rode through town to Winslow, then
struck south. ;
Unfortunately for him. Jim Nu-
anez saw him going through here, then
saw mm again east of here and
finally talked with some of Hennes
sy's sheep-herders with whom Par
ker had breakfasted next day. Jim
knew the horses, but thought nothing
of it until ho realized that the man
wr.d getting a long distance from
town. He reported.
Undersheriff S. O. Thompson and
DKputy Sheriff Billy Rudd set out in
a oar after Parker. He had discard
ed the horse, which was old and not
much good, out near George Ferrell's
vanch. But he kept right on with
the mare. They found where he had
left Winslow, kept on his trail with
(Continued on Page Nine)
Through Attorney' C B. Wilson
sheepmen who were grazing their sheep this side of the state line,
in northern Coconino county and who in 1920 paid Jack Harring
ton, then sheriff of this county, the grazing fees, have instituted'
suit in superior court of this county to get the money back, with
The defendants named in the bill
are Harrineton and his successor. W.
H. Campbell, and M. A. Murphy, then
couhtv treasurer, and his successors,
Henry Aphold and Mrs. Ana Froh-
miller. The names .of. the various
plaintiffs are given below, the amount
each paid in and wants refunded being
set opposite his name.
For years the Utah stockmen had
been grazing sheep and cattle in
northern Arizona, without paying
grazing fees, though Arizona stock
man have to pay, fees. Harrington
found out about this and assessed the
Utah men.
In May, 1921, in habeas corpus pro
ceedings, James Smith, one of the
Utah stockmen being the appellant,
and Sheriff W. P. Mahoney of Mohave
county the respondent, the state su
preme court, reviewing a Mohave
county test case, held that the state
law under which the fees were col
lected from the Utah men was un
constitutional and void, and that
neither the sheriffs of the two coun
ties nor the county treasurers had
anv riirht to receive said moneys.
Therefore the Utah men want tneir
An English class for the benefit of
the Spanish speaking people of Flag
staff who want to learn English, is
being conducted at the Presbyterian
church, opposite the court house, on
Tuesday evenings. Several classes
have been formed, and more will be
started, if the demand is great enough.
The teachers are Miss Etha Osborn,
Miss Florence Butler, Miss Florence
Norman, and Miss A. G. Linney.
Americanization will constitute part
of the work, and worthy students will
be encouraged to take out citizenship
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday
the' Spanish-speaking people of Flag
staff and vicinity ceieDratea tne in
dependence day of Mexico, especially
honoring the herd, Hidalgo, who gave
his life for liberty. Amongst those
who addressed the crowd of nearly
500 people in the hall on South San
Francisco street were Mrs. Josephina
Casas, Adalfo Urieste, J. Espftiostf,
and Frutoso L. Meza.
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All boys between the ages of 12 and
18 are 'invited to join with the Boy
Scouts of Troop One, Three and Four
on a trip to Lake Maryt Saturday,
September 23. Each boy should bring
his own lunch and meet at the court
house at 6:45 in the morning. "Trans
portation will be furnished by the
Flagstaff Lumber company.
Mr. and Mrs; J. C. .Brown will leave
in a iew days for a four or five weeks
tour of that small part of America
that lies between the Canadian border
and the gulf. Kansas City, St .Louis,
Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Albany,
New York City, Baltimore, Philadel
phia, Washington and a few other
cities are in their itinerary and. they
will vieft ori their way hnck for a. few
days with relatives in Missouri.
'Nothcr plane landed here,
Monday morning, at baseball
park. It belonged to G. A. Por-
ter and his buddie. Jordan, fust
discharged from the navy, who
had bought it for $500 from the
government and were flying
home to Longmont, Colo. It is
an English model.
They landed first in the wheat
field of W. F. Griffin, at Grand
Canyon, the day before. Next
morning Porter flew here, in "
about 40 minutes, Jordan coming
by auto with Mr. and Mrs. Grif-
fin, the former returning that
day, Mrs. Griffin remaining to
be the house guest of Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Jakle for a couple of
Mrs. Griffin had a ride in the
plane at the Canyon. Anyhow,
she admits she sat in it, though
she said he didn't fly high with
Porter broke a propeller blade
and a wheel in landing here and
fc the boys put up at the Commer-
cial hotel until today, when they
expect to fly from east of here,
George Black having towed the
plane out for them.
When he landed, a wheel
crumpled up, throwing the nose
of the plane into the ground.
He was unhurt.
of Flagstaff, the several Utah
money back. That collected in this
county has been held in the county
treasury, and the bill charges that our
present county officers have refused
to hand it back. The plaintiffs and
the amount that each seeks to recov--er,
A. M. Findlay, $1,000; W. J. Mack
elprang, $225; Donald Findlay, ?600;
S. L. Lewis, $487.60; J. N. Johnson,
$575; Charles Lynn, $400; N. M. John
son, $200; Edward K. Pugh, $625; F.
L. Farnsworth, $500: A. D. Findlav.
$450; Farnsworth Findlay, $200;
Frank Hamblm, $475: Charles R.
PuKh. $625: Findlay & Crane. S750:
N. Shumway, $450; Alex Findlay, SI,-.
000; total $8562.50.
The total amount former Sheriff
Harrington collected from the Utah
sheepmen was $16,610.25. But sev
eral of them for some reason or other
did not join in the suit to recover.
It is understood that this county will
not refund any of the monev unless
specifically ordered by the court to do
Mohave county, where a large sum
was collected has, it is understood,
spent the money.
Returns from the primary election
show that the following named will
be the candidates for their parties for
the state offices at the November
election; a star marking the names of
those seeking re-election.
Governor Thomas E. Campbell
Prescott; George W. P. Hunt, Globe.
Trffrtt.ary of State Ernest R.
Hall, Phoenix; James H. Kirby, Clif
ton. Auditor No republican named;
Richard H. Ramsey, Yuma.
Treasurer Miss Jane Gregg, Phoe
nix; Wayne Hubbs, Kingman.
Attorney General W. C. Gal
braith, Glendale; John C. Murphy,
, Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion Miss Elsie Toles, Tombstone:
C. O. Case, Phoenix.
Corporation Commissioner Rob
ert A. Kirk, Phoenix; Amos A. Betts,
Tax Commissioner Ed Stephens,
Prescott; Charles R. Howe, Phoenix.
Mine Inspector Jack White.
Phoenix; Tom Foster, Bisbee.
Justice of the supreme court
Long term, Henry, D. Foss, Prescott;
O. J. Baughn, Florence. Short term,
no republican; Frank L. Lyman, Phoe
nix. No socialist or independent candi
dates have been named for any state
or county offices in Arizona.
Mrs. Colin Campbell and daughter,
Miss Claire, leave today for Berke
ley, Calif., where they will spend the
M. I. Powers snonfc. mnsf nf Incf
week and intended spending most of
this in' Los Anceles. nlannincr tn wt
back" to Flagstaff about now.
Harold Moritz, whose eyes were in
jured last week, as the result of a
dvnamite explosion nt his father's
ranch, is improvinEr. althoueh it is
'ot known definitely how. serious his
eyes were injured.
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