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ARIZONA, Friday partly
cloudy; Saturday fair, lit
tle change in temperature.
ICO? Friday and Saturday
fair, little change in temper
Heavy California Storm Damages Crops, Paralyzes Traffic
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 9,
LAP) —Crop damage was mounting
hourly in the Imperial Valley to
night as the storm was yesterday
descending on the area about Los
Angeles, moved southeastward,
virtually paralyzing motor traffic,
washing out railroad tracks and
filling irrigation ditches to flood
Continuing rain, already passed
the record point, wrought serious
damage to barley pasture fields,
the lettuce crop and unpicked cot
ton. Livestock was suffering from
exposure to the driving rain and
wind. The main irrigation canal,
supplying about one third of the
water of the valey, burst from its
banks at Dixie Land and spread
over the San Diego-El Centro high
way. Northwest of Brawley, the
Salton Sea Highway was closed
hy order of the state highway com
mission, the rain having undermin
ed the pavement or covered it with
heavy sand.
Highways in every other direc
tion were impassable. Arizona
railways stopped all traffic east
of Yuma. Stages and other ma
chines were unable to get through
the washed out sections of high
way by the San Diego route.
A washout on the Southern Pa
cific line northwest of Niland, de
layed outbound and main line west
bound trains last night until 2:00
o'clock, this afternoon. Trains.are
now running an hour or more late
because of soft track.
No more earth shocks were felt
today following the series of jolts
yesterday. The last tremor was
felt at 9:50 p. m. las't night and
was of equal intensity with the pre
ceding shocks. NO damage was re
The rain fell generally over the
valley. Niland reported more than
three inches, El Centro a little less
than two inches and Brawley 1.37.
Strong, cold winds whipped Los
Angeles during last night and to
day following the freakish storms
yesterday. Harbor crafts were
threshed about in a sixty mile gale,
but outside of a small steamer be
ing stranded on a mud bank, no ser
ious damage was done.
The yacht Poinsetta, formerly
owned by the German Crown
Prince, was erroneou dy reported
to have slipped her moorings and
crashed onto the breakwater at
San Pedro during last night’ gale.
A check this morning showed the
Poinsetta undamaged.
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General rainfall which lias been
a prominent part of the entire Ar
izona scene for the past week, in
some places blocked traffic and
closed roads, and in Winslow
chiefly manifested itself in an in
termittent drizzle that alternated
with snow for the whole week,
leaving streets swimming in mud
of pea-soup consistency. Agricul
turalists and stockmen take the
rain as a god-send, and there is no
question but that the state-wide
precipitation has been worth thou
sands of dollars to Arizona as a
Among others tile Winslow Daily-
Mail takes its place as a storm
sufferer. Expecting an operator
from the Associated Press, plus a
desk man to edit the wire news,
the owners of The Mail received a
call yesterday afternoon from
Prescott, advising that both men
had been delayed on account of
the storm. The report said that
they were delayed by a wreck,
their car overturning near Black
Canyon, and that the two men
uould arrive as soon as possible.
Heavy snows fell in the higher
altitudes of Northern Arizona, and
were reported as far south as Date
Creek, Prescott, Flagstaff, Ash
fork and other points reported
smv" m quantitii ->.
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4- EXPENSES $3,117.00 *
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4* WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 —(By..*
4* Associated Press) —Mrs. John *
4* W. Langley, of Kentucky, re- 4-
4* ported to the house yesterday 4 s
4* that she spent only $99 to 4*
4* gain the seat in congress held +
4* by her husband before he was 4*
4* convicted of prohibtion law 4*
4* violations. +
4* Today was the last for the 4*
4* filing of reports and it brought 4>
4* in all but a few of the ex- 4*
4* pense statements. Outlays re- 4*
4* ported by house candidates 4*
4* included: Douglas, Arizona, 4*
4* $3,117. *
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Government attorneys in the oil
cases asked the Supreme Court to
day to refuse to review the civil
case in which the Harry F. Sin
clair Companies seek to set aside
the cancellation of the Teapot
dome naval oil lease. They con
tended that the issue was the same
as presented in the appeal of the
With the calling of a grand jury to be selected
and go into session December 15th, and with the petit
jury calendar made up this week and scheduled to
start trials January 4th, court house business seems
,tq be picking up in Navao county, and all the legal
talent in the county is preparing for a busy and pros
perous season. Subpoenas were issued last week and
were served pn Winslow men for grand jury service
Saturday and Monday.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 9
(AP) —Adolfo De La Huerta today
characterized a report that he had
been repudiated' by Mexican Revo
lutionists as a “pure invention.”
Elias Palominas reports to have
brought message to El Paso pro
bably is a government agent he said.
De La Huerta said he received a
telegram today from a representa
tive of General Nicholas Fernan
dez, rebel leader, saying he was on
his way to renew pledges of al
legiance <jf Gen. Fernandez to De
La Huerta.
Doheney Eaters
Blanket Denial
To All Char ges
—The defense played it’s trumps
in the Fall-Dohoney Oil Trial,
weaving into the record on of the
most ciliorful and dramatic stories
which ever has gone before a jury
in an American Criminal proceed
Edward L. Dohoney, 70 years old
Multilmillionair oil man in a
four hour examination told the
story of his life from the time he
was a “shave tail mule driver” in
the old West until he found him
self defendant in a suit involving
naval oil reserve leases in which
he had estimated there might be
a profit of $100,000,000.
His story was an unqualified de
nial of all charges of wrong do
ing. unpatriotic intent, or corrupt
purpose in the leasing negotia
tions. He repeated what he told
the Senate Uil Committee: three
year* ago couctming his siui oO.t
ft omit:‘led on pag< j
Meteors seem to have a peculiar
affinity for Winslow. With the
greatest Meteor crater known to
man within 16 miles of Winslow,
and with others reported in a ra
dius of a few miles in the near
past, this region hardly needed the
new one which fell last night
some miles southwest of here.
Night Marshal R. L. Neill re
ported last night that he and two
companions say a large meteor
burst from the sky, and apparently
fall near Hay Lake.
The phenomenon, which occur
red at 8:25 last night, lit up the
country for miles around, and
made the summits of the moun
tains at Sunset Pass plainly visi
ble from here.
Mr. Neill said that the meteor,
even from a great distance, ap
peared to be several feet in dia
Doheny side to set aside the case
at Elkhills, a decision in the Elk
hills case should be controlling.
> Selection of grand' jurors- and
preliminaries will probably be
completed early in the morning
of the 16th of December, according
to Lloyd C. Henning, clerk of the
superior court, and the jury should
he hard at its work of returning
true bills that same day.
Speculation as to Hie rea
sons for calling a grand jury
panel are rife both here and in
Holbrook, but the actual causes
will remain a. secret at least
until after the 16th. County
Attorney l*. A, Sawyer left for
Phoenix early in the week, and
officially at least, he is the only
man who knows the exact rea
son for impanelling a grand
According to court records, only
two grand juries have been called
in Navajo county in the past seven
The last grand jury, called in
1921, investigated reputed dishon
esty in the case of the failure of
the Holbrook State Bank, accord
ing to court house attaches, and
indictments were returned against
several New Mexico business men.
The petit jury preliminaries, or
part of them, were held Monday
at the court house, when all cases
on the docket were scheduled, and
attorneys for defense stated wheth
er or not they wished jury trials
for their clients. Drawing of
names from the jury box will be
made between now and January
4th, and on that date the jury will
be selected.
These twelve jurors will try all
cases in which jury demand has
been made.
Reviewing the calendar Monday,
it was estimated that the petit
jury session would consume about
three weeks.
In the same year, 1921, another
grand jury was called by the
county attorney to investigate cir
cumstances surrounding the mys
terious shooting of R. L. McLen
nan, Santa Fe railroad man, who
was found unconscious in his home
early in May of that year, suffer
ing front several bullet wounds.
McLennon vfailed to give any in
formation that would disclose the
identity gs his assailant. Al
though seriously wounded, Mc-
Lennon lived si:: weeks, dying on
June 15th, 1921, in the Los Angeles
Santa Fe hospital.
TUCSON, Ariz., Deec. 9—-The
University Polo season will offici
ally open Wednesday afternoon
when the polo squad will play the
officers’ team at Fort Huachuca
Captain P R Upton U com him.:
rht- teani
—o —
Tombstone, Arizona,
Dec. 8, 1926.
Giragi Brothers, Publishers,
Winslow Daily Mail,
Winslow, Arizona.
Congratulations from the
Tombstone Commercial Club on
your advent into the daily
Knowing you from the time
you were each knee high to a
grasshopper, we know you will
put over your new venture as
you did the “Tombstone Daily
Prospector” here, and that great
Cochise county family guide,
“The Tombstone Epitaph.” %
A. H. GARDNER, Secretary:
Phoenix Man Is
Found Guilty Os
2nd Degree Murder
PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 9 (AP)
D. G. Lane, formerly of Cisco,
Texas, was found guilty of second
degree murder hy a jury in the
Maricopa county Superior court
late today in connection with the
fatal shooting last July 17 of Dr.
Franklin Reed. Phoenix jeweler
and optician.
The jury was out 24 hours.
Second degree murder carries a
sentence of from ten years to life
in the penitentiary.
Lane was caught in an auto
camp embracing Mrs. Reed. The
defendant claimed self defense,
the state claiming that Lane trap
ped Relied at the Lane home by a
telegram from Mrs. Lane." The de
fense admitted intiinacies be
tween Mrs. Lane and the jeweler.
The jury returned tire verdict at
5:20 p. m. It tried the case at
5:05 p. in. yesterday. The verdict
was rhdfclfed less than 30 minutes
after Neri Osborn, jury foreman,
had announced that the 12 men
were hopelessly deadlocked and
could not arrive at a verdict, each
of eighteen ballots being the same,
10 to 2. Superior Judge M. T
Phelps, however, sent the jurors
back for further deliberation.
Lane received the verdict with
the same calm which had marked
his demeanor throughout the trial,
which began November 30th. Just
before the jury filed into the box
and while Lane was being con
ducted into the court room, a court
attendant said to the defendant
“ Well, I believe the jury has a
verdict of some sort.’’
“I’m glad its over,” Lane replied,
“I’m tired.”
After the verdict had been read
and recorded, Judge Phelps an
nounced that sentence would fe
pronounced at 9:30 o’clock Wed
nesday morning, Dec. 15th.
The Arizona Statute pi >vide.
that a sentence ranging from 10
years to life imprisonment, at i'te
discretion of the court, -.hnli be
imposed following a conviction of
second degree murder.
Judge Pheips tomorrow is ex
pected to set the date for the trial
of Mrs. Lane who, like her hus
band, was charged with first de
gree ’ murder following Red's
death at a local hospital from four
gun shot wounds July 18th, the
day following the encounter in the
Lane home.
Prohibition Storm
Breaks In House
Over Enforcement
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 9,
(AP) —A prohibition storm broke
in the house today, the flood of
wet and dry oratory unloosed al
most submerging the measure that
caused it, the treasury appropria
tion bill carrying approximately
$13,000,000 for enforcement by the
prohibition unit.
Wets outnumbered the drys, 4
to 2 before the speaker’s dais and
between them they invoked virtu
ally all popular arguments for and
against the enforcement act.
TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 9—A new
stock corral of five ear capacity
has been built ai Mara no foi the
Use ot stockmen. >f tli;u locality .
PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 9 (AP)
Judge Samuel White and Thomas
Maddock, former state engineer,
left tonight for Washington, D. C.,
to appear before the House Com
mittee on Irrigation and reclama
tion at the request of Gov. Hunt
as the special committee to repre
sent the state at the hearings on
the Swing-Johnson Boulder Can
yon Dam bill.
The decision to send the pair to
represent Arizona was made fol
lowing the receipt of telegrams
from Senator Ashurst and Con
gressman Carl Hayden, calling at
tention that every effort was being
made by California to obtain the
passage of the Boulder Canyon
bill during this session of con
Senator •Ashurst described the
situation as “critical.”
Governor Hunt lias asked the
House Committee to await its
hearings until the Arizona dele
gation arrives in Washington.
The committee is scheduled to
meet Saturday morning.
Propose Federal
Coast To Coast
9 (AP) —Construction of a fed
. oral super-highway from coast
to coast was proposed in a bill
today by Senator Dupont, Re
publican, Delaware.
A federal corporation would
acquire a right of way o(Ml
feet wide, with authority to
lease the unused portion in
such away as to eventually
pay the cost and upkeep of
the highway. There would be
a two-way road for fast pas
senger travel, and another for
heavy freight, with tourist
camps along the way. Dig
cities would be avoided.
A big highway the entire
length of Delaware has been
constructed by Senator Du
pont at a cost of $4,001), (Mid
and given to the state.
(AP) —The inevitable break over
Senatorial campaign expenditures
began today in the senate. Unex
pectedly, Senator Dill opened the
fight over the oulays in the Illinois
and Pennsylvania Republican pri
maries by offering reasons on
which action was referred, declar
ing William S. Var.e and Frank
L. Smith, disqualified as senators
elect from those two states.
Earlier in the day the opening
of a new,field for investigation was
proposed by John R. Neal, attorney,
of Tate Springs, Tennessee, who
charged in a letter to the senate
elections committee that Senator
Neal. Democrat, had spent $60,000
in his campaign two years ago.
Neal requested an investigation.
Before the senate met, the com
mittee discussed future activities
behind closed doors for hours, but
adjourned without reaching a de
cision as when it would meet or to
what it’s proceedure would be. In
dications were given, however,
that the committee’s activities were
not through.
TUCSON, ArD.. Dec. 9. Plan
and specifications for the new vet
eran bureau's hospital will he com
pleted bv the first of next month.
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4- FORT MORGAN, Colo., Dec. 4-
4* 9—(AP —Fear of arrest fol- 4*
4* lowing his forging of the name 4*
4* of his brother, P. Phil Dale, of 4-
4* Eaton, Colo., to checks total- 4*
4* ing nearly $1,500.00, caused 4*
4* John E. Dale, SS, Fort Mor- 4*
4* gan hotel man, to commit sui- 4*
4* cide here Monday, while Slier-
4* iff of Morgan county watched, 4 1
4* it is believed here. Dale had 4>
4* forged checks in payment of 4*
4* the Bijou Hotel here. Forged 4*
4* checks for the lease payment 4*
4* and deposited another forged 4*
4* check in a loeal bank for 4*
4* $137.00. All of the checks, 4*
4* written on a Greeley, Colo.. 4*
4 1 bank, were refused payment 4>
4* Wednesday. Dale contemplat- 4*
4* ed suicide beside an irrigation 4*
4* ditch Monday morning. The 4*
4* sheriff approached on his 4*
4* hunt for another man and 4*
4* Dale, believing his misdeed 4*
4* had been discovered, came to 4*
4* his decision and shot himself 4*
4* through the head before the 4*
4* officer could stop him. 4*
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BOSTON, Mass,, Dec. 9, (AP)--
/,ona, was defended in a depositor
read in Suffolk Probate court today,
by the man who “arrested pretty
nearly every man that done any
killing there.”
The deponent was Wyatt Earp of
Los Angeles, deputy sheriff and
United States Marshal at Tomb
stone during the eighties and his
testimony was introduced in sup
port of the contention of Mrs. Car
lotta Cockburn of San Gabriel, Cal
ifornia, that she was niece of the
late Lotta Crabtree and entitled to
a share in the former actresses
$4,000,000 estate.
Looking hack on the days when
he enforced law on the frontier,
Earp declared that witnesses who
have described Tomstone as a
rough town, where all wrong, and
then in it’s \yildness not half as
had as Los Angeles. In fact, he
retorted, he could count all the
killings on his fingers.
“The first man killed was Mike
Killeen,” he began, “then city mar
shal, White, he was killed by Cur
ley Bill. I arrested him and took
him to Tucson and put him in jail.
Then the next man was killed by a
man named Bradshaw. He kill
ed his partner, Mclntyre. Brad
shaw had bought a kind of funny
looking shirt, a red striped shirt,
and he went out in the street and
everybody was making fun of it
and saying, ‘where did you get
that shirt?’ and he got hot over
it and he says, ‘the next man that
kids me about this shirt I am go
ing to kill.'
“The next man was his partner,
and of course he said to Brad
shaw', ‘where did you get that
shirt?’ and Bradshaw jerked out
his gun and killed him.’ That
makes three. The next man killed
was Storms, and he was killed by
Rufe Short. That is four, and thats
all except the Clanton-McLov/ry
Earp said he remembered Jack
Crabtree, but did not know that lie
was related to Lotta, the actress.
He knew that Crabtree had a child
but was not sure whether it was
a boy or girl.
NEW YORK, Dec. 9. lAP)-111
health sent two women to their
death, one jumped through a win
dow. the other swallowed poison.
Suffering from anervous disor
der Mrs. Lewis Vanderbilt Hewitt,
descendant of John Way, opened a
window of her sixth floor apart
ment and leaped out. She died a
few hours later in a hospital.
Miss Dorothy Smoller, motion
picture actress, swallowed poison
in her room in the Shelton Hotel.
Letters in her room revealed she
had tuberculosis, one letter to her
mother. Mrs. Rose Smoller, of
Long Beach, Cal., telling of “pains
PRINCETON, Ind., Dec. 9 (AP) —An explosion
in the Francisco Mine number 2 near here today, took
a known toll of 20 lives. Fourteen more miners still
were in the mine tonight, their fate unknown and as
of 37 others rescued, many were so seriously burned
they may die. Seventy-one men were in the mine when
the blast occurred, apparently from dust. Thirteen
were uninjured.
The mine, one of the largest in the state, employ
ed 300 miners.
Brewers Contribute
To Defeat Dry Law
VANCOUVER, B. C., Dec. 9,(AP)
—Henry Reifel, president of Van
couver Brewer’s Association, in
formed the Royal Commission in
vestigating customs law in the
Province that the Brewing Cor
poration had made large expen
ditures in the defeat of prohibi
GENEVA, Dec. 9 (AP)—The U.
S. government will soon be invit
ed to colloborate in two League of
Nations activities in an 'interna
tional conference for the super
vision of the private manufacture
of arms.
Chaplins Still
Trying To Settle
Their Troubles
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 9 (AP)
—Charles Spencer Chaplin would
be satisfied to take one of Iris two
sons and let his estranged wife,
the former Lita Grey of the
screen, keep the other, if that
would be an acceptable compromise
in the difference of the comedian
and his wife, Edward Manson.
special representative of Mrs.
Chaplin said today. Mrs. Chap
lin, however denounced the plan as
“I will never agree to this,” she
George Beebe, attorney for Mrs.
Chaplin said eveiy effort would b
made to settle the differences be
tween the Chaplins out of court.
Ormiston Under
Arrest; Enroute
To Chicago, 111.
HARRISBURG, Pa.. Dec. 9 (AP)
Kenneth O. Ormiston, missing radio
operator in the Aimee Semple Mc-
Pherson case was on his way to
Chicago tonight in company with
Charles Ellwood and Harry Don
nelly, Chicago detectives.
This statement was made by Os
car Carson, Harrisburg detective,
who aided the Chicago authorities
last night in the capture of Orni
iston. He was traced to this city
through a letter.
Carson said that charges of con
spiracy would be made against Or
mi ton on his arrival in t liieugo.
Ormiston is wanted in Los An
geles on charges of "subordina
tion of pre-jury." and conspiracy to
defeat justice.
Carson, while admitting the trio
were Chicago bound, did not know
their destination when they left the
hotel in Harrison. The party left
in an automobile hired by the Chi
cago operatives, who refused to
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Six Months 3.25
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PR IN ( ETON, I ml., Dee. 9.
(AP) —Fire in the south en
try of the Francisco Coal Com
pany's number 2 mine in which
*2l men were killed today and
the are still entombed, tonight
drove rescue crows from the
Seven men were rescued
alive from a heretofore unex
plored entry tonight, but one
of them, Ollie Itolil, of Evans
ville, died before he reached
the hospital.
II was in an entry adjoining
the part where seven men
were released that the fire
broke out, augmenting the dis
aster which occurred at (5:30
this morning when an explo
sion, of undetermined origin
entombed seventy-one men in
the 500 foot shaft as they, the
first contingent of the too
men which toiled in the mine,
went down at the beginning of
the day shift.
The explosion occurred in the
southeastern part of the shaft
shortly after 5 cage-loads of min
ers had been lowered for the day’s
work. An emergency hospital was
established at the mine and physi- *
eians and nurses summoned from
After first aid treatment was
given the more seriously injured
were rushed in ambulances to the
Methodist Hospital here.
Most of those rescued suffered
severe burns about the face and
chest. In their care of the injured
the resuers did not stop to record
lhe dead, and it was several hours
before the toll was known.
Word of the accident spread rap
idly and roads leading to the min:;
were jammed with relatives of the
workmen. It was necessary for
officials and miners to organize ,
traffic squads as well as rescue
Veteran workmen stood at the
top of the shaft warning the trap
ped men to cover their faces to es
cape pneumonia through exposure.
Rescue workers experienced
considerable difficulty in getting (
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After a mysterious conference
1 held behind closed doors, which
j scamecl from the attitude of the
I council to presage dire happenings.
| breathless spectators who lingered
| until midnight Tuesday in the hope
\ of hearing and seeing a display of
! exciting fireworks, were sent away
| disappointed. The conference fol
i lowed a recess which was original
!iy planned for ten minutes, but
the recess stretched out over the
hour and well over and almost
through a second hour before the
1 city fathers reappeared to take up
their official duties.
Marsha] \V. Harp and night
j marshal Neill, as well as the mun
icipal court docket, figured in the
! closed conference, and speculation
took as many different forms as
i Hie recent weather. The curious
spectators are still curious, though,
ajul will likely remain so officially.;
One offilVial act that followed
the long recess wasa decision made
by the council to hoar down on
I card players who seek their amuse
j ment in public places. Members
j of the local clergy appeared to be
behind the move, but whoever waq
behind it, it passed, and from now
on the red, white and blue chips
will no longer flaunt their patrio
tic. colors on tables in Winslow
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