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wfr. i i-i '4H i "fe 5 -VV av -H VOLUME XXXVI FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1919 NUMBER 14 Vf 1 i vj 1 II I i iniilJUiiihii lOTffi PTHi tf I 111 II iff i iii wesEMz mFr-, urn in jp air' h. SICKLES AND BAILEY GUILTY OF MURDER Jury Returns Verdict of Murder in Second Degree for the Killing of Ed Duffy at Williams Last December Bailey Confesses Earl Bailey and Edward C. Sickles at eleven o'clock last Monday night were convicted of murder in the second degree. The sentence had not been pronounced by Judge J.

E. Jones at the time of writing. The crime for which the two young men must suffer was committed on the night of December 20th, last year. The boys, according to their claim, were in need of food and clothing and were attempting to enter the store of Duffy Brothers at Williams. Ed Duffy came into the store while they were entering it from the back side.

He procured a box and a ladder and after placing them to his satisfaction turned and started in the direction of the boys. They, of the opinion that he had noticed their presence, cried, "Hands up!" and immediately a shot was fired. The bullet entered Duffy's side just above the lourth riD and passed out his back. He died a few minutes later after he had run across the street to the sidewalk in front of J. S.

Allison's tailor shop. The court 'had considerable difficulty in getting a jury for the case. About 250 men were summonsed before the twelve were secured. The men who composed the jury arc Thomas B. McMilllan, Lee Doyle, A.

H. Barnes, Stanley Sykes, Harry T. Wiltse, Peter Schroeder, William G. Moses Anspach, Joseph Tiss.iu. Frnnlc V.

Cnmntnn. Prnnlr Boll, and G. C. Hutson. They took! their seats late Wednesday afternoon, January 22nd, and listened to the proceedings of the cose until about nine o'clock on Monday night last, January 27th.

They were out about two hours, rendering their decision at 11 o'clock the same night. Up until Monday morning last, the two young men were each firm in; tneir denial oi having nred the shot that killed Duffy. They both admitted being there with intent to rob the store, of Duffy'B presence, of the cry of "Hands up!" and of hearing the shbt "fired. It seemed for a long time that the state would not be able to prove whose hand it was that held the gun. But on Monday morning Earl Bailey, the older of the two boys, made a full confession, stating that he was guilty of the murder.

He said, however, and his statement seemed to impress the majority of his hearers of its truth, that there was no purpose in his heart of firing his pis Grand Canyon Will Become National Park Congress Passes Another Bill Regarding the Grand Canyon, This Time Making It a National Park Short History of the Manmmoth Gorge The Grand Canyon has been many things officially and otherwise since it was first discovered. It has been discovered and rediscovered for years. Buffalo Bill saw it and concluded that it was a rather unusual sight and mentioned it to, the government. It was proclaimed a "forest reserve," as they were designated in those days. In order that the Canyon might be allowed to expand and grow up with the country, a vast area of desert country and clumps of isolated bunch grass, was in eluded in this "forest." It was discovered again by the Santa Fe, who held every other odd numbered section in a wide strip each -side of the railroad, including lieu land grass, was included in this miles wide.

It was a land grant made in the days when a buyer had to be mighty careful or the seller of a mining claim would slip a few extra locations in the deed. This land went back however in scrip to be located in places where land and timber were worth many times the amount of the relinquished land. There is much said, and well said, concerning the "sail" of state, lands to stockmen under the present condition of affairs, all of which will probably come out in the general wash at about the time people begin to waken as to what is doing in Arizona. Later, it was felt that the Grand Canyon should be further connonized and it was made a "National Monument," whatever that was, to prevent some one filling it up with debris or otherwise marring this great national 'wonder. For fear that there might be some game here which Jiad not been educated as to firemarms, it was made into a "gane preserve." Now comes the time when this great gorge, which writers have been unable to describe and Captain John Hance, or Captain Pat Fcnton, were unable to bring to public attention, falls hcjr to the title of "Grand Canyon National Park" As a matter of jfact the Grand Canyon may be described as "quite a large, unique place, which should be noticeable even around such places as Nfw York." Having thus described it, we feel that in after years, it may become quite noted as so different tol nor of killing anyone.

He claimed that his gun went off accidentally at almost the same moment that he shouted to Duffy, "Hands up!" The pistol was the automatic kind that lends itself easily to quick firing and Bailey said in his excitement he must have unconscjously pressed the handle and fired it. The defense introduced no witness during the trial. The state began with Dr. C. D.

Jeffries who testified to the nature of the wound in th murdered man's chest. J. S. Allison, tailor of Williams, told of Duffy's running across the street to the sidewalk, where he fell, spoke a few words, and died. Other witnesses for the state were Bobbie Burns, Lyle C.

Button, R. M. Reese and Charles Wade. Sickles was captured in the freight yard at Williams on the night of the murder by Marshal Burns and R. M.

Reese. Bailey was taken the following day in a cave about 15 miles southwest of Williams by Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown, Bob Gamel nnd a Mexican in the "employ of Brown. The two were brought to the county jail here after waiving their preliminary examination at Williams.

The state was represented by County Attorney F. M. Gold and former County Attorney C. B. Wilson.

Attorney Francis D. Crable was appointed by the court to represent the defendants who were without means of cm-ploying counsel. The case attracted unusual interest from the fact that it was the first murder case to be tried in the state since the legislature passed the law calling for capital punishment. JAIL BREAK AT WINSLOW The local sheriff's office was notified last Saturday morning by the officials" at Winslow that a jail break had taken place there the night before, Friday. Two prisoners escaped, Bob Lane and a man named Smith.

Smith was a young fellow, five feet, eleven inches tall, with an imitation military overcoat, a blue sweater and a cap on. He is wanted in two towns. No details of the escape were told over the phone. Lane recently opened a pool hall in Winslow and was wanted on the charge of bringing liquor into Winslow. (from the wonderful Flatiron building land other man-built places where western lambs are brought to flatten.

I There is still a lingering belief, that when London is moved to New York, a great many people will come to understand that a bridge will be built at the crossing of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, in order that the people, "down east" may be able to come as far west as Indiana without being endangered by the Indians. That a few of tho "wild and wooly westerners" may have some idea of the limitations of the Grand Canyon National Park, which is located south and west of New York, we herewith re-print the last bill congress has passed on the subject: AN ACT To establish Grand Canyon National Park in the State of Arizona. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tho United States of America in Congress assembled. That there is hereby reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or disposal under the laws of the United States and dedicated and set apart as a public park for the benefit and enjoyment of the pcoplp, under the name of the "Grand Canyon National Park," the tract of land in the State of Arizona particularly described by and included within metes nnd bounds, as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point which is the northeast corner of township thirty north, range one east, of the Gila and Salt River meridian, Arizona; thence west on township line between townships thirty and thirty-one north, range one cast, to section corner common to sections one and two, township thirty north, range one east, and thirty-five and thirty-six, township thirty-one north, range one cast; thence north on section lines to the in tersection with Tobocobya Spring Rowe Well Road; thence northwesterly along the'southwesterlv side of Tobocobya Spring Rowe Well Road, passing and in relation to United States Geological Survey bench marks stamped "Canyon" and numbered 6340, 6235, 6372, 6412. 6302, 6144, and 6129, through townships thirty-one (Continued on Page Six) Flagstaff Law Is Ifo Respecter of Persons Two Well Known Men Arrested for Violation of Liquor Law Law in Flagstaff is no respecter of persons.

Notables and those who pose as such are alL the same when they neglect to observe the proprieties as made -and ordered by the proper authorities, Dan Cronin, x-county recorder, was arrested for drunkenness the latter part of last week by City Marshal landed in the city strong box. The followinir morninir Jin w.ii fined by Police Judce Gilliland and later information was filed against him for having transported intoxicating liquor against the law, a bottle having been found on his person, aside from the other he had evidently absorbed. Cronin was placed under a $500 bond waiting trial. INVESTIGATING NORMAL SCHOOL BOOKS FOR STATE A. H.

Powers, formerly statn p. aminer under the previous Campbell uuumiisirauon, now a special examiner appointed by the commission on state institutions, arrived in Fine. staff Wednesday morning, with instructions to check up the books of the Normal school. Whether this is a result of the inspection by the legislative committee or not, he did not say, but the purpose is to discover Jn.iliSite- Ih have bcc" nin nnnn i- DAU UUuS AKej BEING DIMINISHED City Marshal Neil has been called lcreZlaVtr Si'ffl and Orinn Compton were 7n, bad acting dogs. On Saturday he'i i i acmns was notified that a dog had bitten twoa i handf welcome that wer.e phllrlron hnv nn.i stretched out to them.

They all ex- oYge'ttfng "CV mthor after message the marshal immliiateTy left ch'nK Sa" Pmisef nfa for the spot, foundthe dog and killed ba it On Sunday it was told that a dog T.MLl$ Knob hill had snapped, at the son Kjfc fe5S of W. H. Switzer, and some other par- Sj? 71: ties also 'said there was a biting dog of JnmTmy Jnc.tho k. window of M. I.

Power's Hat Shop, few minutes to dispose 6f that one. namely, an empty To hell, an Amer-Sunday night the marshal was called fhlc trench helmet and an! on to defend himself. As he was PIm cd sas she11' tne flrst sccn coming to town a dog ran out and bjtl him nn tht shnn dtiiI nnlf nf ilnn two or three times. He went home and got a little rifle equipped with a silencer and the death of the third dog in two days soon resulted. None of the dogs were thought mad and none wore any license tag.

MRS. BAUM ON SAD MISSION. Mrs. O. S.

Baum, wife of Dr. O. S. Baum of the Federated church, left yesterday afternoon on a sad mission- to Los Angeles. Word camp Wednesday of the death in that city of Mrs.

Baum's sister, Mrs. Mar-quardt, The news was not altogether unexpected as thc family here had been informed of Mrs. Marquardt's failure to improve after an operation she underwent recently. Mrs. Baum will accompany the body to Denver, Colorado, passing through here about tomorrow or next day.

Denver is the old home Where thc mother of Mrs. Baum now lives and where the funeral will be held. Mrs. Baum will probably rcjmain in Denver some days with her mother before returning home. LT.

COL. GREENWAY NOW PRIVATE CITIZEN Two Arizona Mining Men, Veterans of Two Wars, Now Returned to Civilian Duties A Camp Dix. 'New Jersey, snecial William E. Newton, the Chicago Tribune, has this to sav of "Bill Davidson, a well-known Superior mining man: "In two hours Lieut. Col.

John C. Grcenway and his orderly, Private "Bill" Davidson, became prjvate citizens. Grcenway is nn Arizona mining king, a Rough Rider, a Yale football player, and a hero of thc Yankee division. "Bill" is also a Rough Rider and he was so devoted to Green-way' that when he was turned down by the enlistment officials because of age he stowed himself away in a crate of quartermaster's supplies and made the passage to France undetected. "Once in France, he was lip against it again, for he had no money or pass-ports, and couldn't speak the language but he made his way to the front.

Here he was held and was about to be sent back to thc United States when he managed to get word to Captain Grcenway. fhpn with the First Engineers of the First Division. That officer, astonished but pleased at the sagacity of the westerner, put the matter up to the higher officials and got permission to enlist the veteran Rough Rider at the front. "From that-time on thev were never separated. They went through most of the big battle side bv side during the terrible fighting at Chateau Thierry, and later in the Argonne, where both men were thrice passed.

It was in the latter fighting that Lieut. Col. Greenway, in command of a regiment, took 2,960 men over the top and came back with 260." SHORT RIGHT AS 0 AVHO'S WRONG OR RIGHT (Special to The Sun) SAN ANTONIO, Jan. is no doubt but that our organization, along with all others, including the government, for that matter, has made grave mistakes," said Simmons, executive secretary of the southern department army Y. M.

C. today, referring to criticisms which have been coming from returning overseas men. "We have made mistakes in judgment nnd mistakes in selecting men to do the work in home camps and overseas," Mr. Simmons continued. Every large business organization does the same thing in its selection of men and is forced to constantly ba shifting its force.

It is strange, too, that human nature is such that a fellow will receive a thousand and one favors from any organization, then when one thing fails him he forgets the thousand and one and kicks over the exception." FLAGSTAFF BOYS rON THEIR WAY I HOME -FROM FRANCE Soldier Train Passes Through Carrying Seeral Well Known Flagstaff Boys Telegrams received from Albuquer-i que Saturday morning by residents of Flagstaff got quite a crowd to the depot to see' No. 1 in. The wires said. that some of our soldier hovs wprn home from France and on their way there was a disappointed crowd. But word was spread about that there as a train a lew minutes Denin nd.

and.a little more waitintr was reward cdC, a part of thc 85' anti-aircraft battery from a year's S.CiS.JlVwIortrth1?J, WILL SENTENCE BAILEY AND SICKLES MONDAY Earl Bailey and Edward Sickles, convicted of murder in thc second degree, will hear their sentences passed next Monday morning at 10 o'clock. They were called into court yesterday and informed by Judge J. E. Jones that the hour had been set. The present session of the superior court is Hearing its close.

Practically all the criminal cases to be heard had been disposed of yesterday afternoon and the civil causes, it is said, will not occupy much time. Juan Luna, a Mexican found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, together with Fred Waddell, who pleaded guilty to stealing a horse, will receive their sentence at the same hour as the two convicted murderers, or as soon thereafter as the Judge can get to it. There has been no sentence passed yet except that of two years probation given to Attilla and Geers, who pleaded guilty to killing a beef that did not belong to them. It is probable that Mcnday will sec all sentences passed on the oases that have been disposed of. The jury that found Luna guilty was composed of the following men: Peter J.

Lindermann, Frank C. Compton, L. F. Wesley, Frank Burns, R. B.

Corbett, G. C. Hutson, P. J. Williams, B'rank F.

Boll, A. W. John Anderson and R. Hohenhaus, The two cases of thc state against Fred Johnson and John Cummings, respectively, were disposed of by tho defendants pleading guilty. The charges were, in the language of the street, bootlegging.

Sidney Barron plead guilty to two charges of selling intoxicating liquor, as did J. J. Donahue in one. Maria Arango plead guilty in two cases, the same charge, as did Tiburcia Lopez, Urbana Moler and John Doe Velasquez in one case each. WHEN THINGS ALL GO WRONG Frozen water pines and limited fuel supply have forced some housekeepers to seek rooms with families who are fortunate enough to these necessities.

Among these are the Misses Bull and Dockstader whd occupied the1 Episcopal rectory, and now have rooms in the Daggs residence with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Greene. Misses Tracey and Thomas have left the Sine cottage and are rooming with Mrs. Callan.

The municipal water system employes are working as rapidly as possible to thaw out pipes, and the new wood yard will relieve all anxiety regarding fuel. Clerk Lee reports forty applications on file for assistance from frozen water. Williams News. M. C.

Smith of Williams was jn Flagstaff last week for a short time. Board of Trade Is Making Very Vigorous Effort Committee Secures 111 New Members in Less Than One-half Day The Flagstaff Board of Trade on last Saturday afternoon conducted a short, but whirlwind, sort- of for members was h'ighly successttfl. The workers started at one-thirty in the afternoon and quit before the regulation half-day was over. The results were 111 new members all pledged to an active, intelligent, year-long effort looking toward a greater, better city and county. Mayor E.

C. Slipher' and President L. C. Riley Of the board of trade led the campaign and were given valuable assistance by A. J.

Sullivan, vice president of the board, Ed. Whipple and L. B. Lanahan. The active push for members was confined to one afternoon and in that time it was not found possible to see all that should and would join" the association.

The individuals 'and firms that were not seen should take their membership dues to Alex. A. Johnston, secretary of the board, or to any of the other officials, and have a part in the record Flagstaff is going to make this year. The dues are payable by what is called the "split-check" system. Two checks are signed, one for half the membership dues, bearing the present date, and one for the remaining half, bearing the date of July 1, 1919.

Those who put themselves on record Saturday are George Abousleman, T. E. Pollock, J. P. Wilson, C.

C. Harvey, John Zalaha, H. G. Ehlers, W. L.

Lindblom, R. J. Kidd, H. V. Schcrmann, C.

W. Isham, Tom Manning, J. C. Kelly, R. R.

Davis, L. F. Anderson, G. N. Baty, J.

L. Dougherty, J. E. Jones, J. R.

Gunter, Fer-minc Cagigas, T. Richmond, Walter Durham, Arizona Central Bank, Northern Arizona. Leader. M. I.

Powers, C. F. Babcock, O. B. Connors, J.

D. Jackson, B. B. Brandon, I. fl.

Albers, Henry Aphold, Ramon Ajo, David Babbitt, George Babbitt, Herbert Babbitt, R. B. Babbitt, W. Babbitt, A. G.

Bader, F. A. Berg, Z. A. Bissonnette, C.

A. Black, Wm. Borum, F. S. Breen, A'.

W. Brpwri; M. Brown, Bert Cameron, J. M. Clark, Paul Coffin, C.

C. Compton, J. J. Costigan, J. H.

Crawford, Cress Brothers, A. A. Foster, D. W. Francis, J.

W. Francis, M. G. Fronske, S. J.

Gassman, S. B. Gilliland, F. M. Gold, G.

H. Hamilton, Frank Harrison, Hart Cattle Edgar Hash, G. T. Hcrrington, A. A.

Johnston, J. D. Jackson. H. A.

Kahl, C. A. Keller, S. B. Lanahan, J.

H. Lind, J. B. Lowry, Will Marlar, John Marshall, Salvador Mier, S. H.

Mitchell, W. B. Moore-head, P. J. Moran, R.

A. Morse, J. J. McGruer, K. J.

Nackard, R. L. Neil, W. E. Newton, J.

0. Parsons, C. D. Patterson, J. G.

Phillips, S. H. Power, Charles Prochnow, Tom L. Rees. L.

C. Riley, E. C. Slipher, L. E.

Smith, T. A. Stahl, Guy Sykes, R. E. Taylor, Fred Thompson, Tillman George Timberlake, J.

J. Wald-haus, G. T. Wall, Ed Whipple. H.

B. White, C. B. Wilson, H. K.

Wilson, J. M. Wilson, Joe Wight, C. J. Kilmer, H.

B. Fay, V. Curry, H. C. Bartlett.

The Flagstaff Board of Trade held a very successful and encouraging meeting last Tuesday night in the assembly room of the city hall. About fifty members were present. The meeting was not only productive of definite rbsults but abounded in rousing speeches, good suggestions for the town and spirit of optimism as to its future. The meeting adjourned at a late hour to be called to order again on Tuesday night, the 11th of February. The promised sensation of the eve- (Continued on page 3) CONVENTION OF GOOD ROAD MEN AT PHOENIX Arizona Good Roads Association Meeting at Phoenix Well Represented by Coconino County Delegation State-Wide System Flagstaff and Coconino county were well and ably represented at the convention of the Arizona Good Roads association held Jn Phoenix last Monday morning at ten o'clock in the Christian church.

The county, city and thc board of trade were each entitled to three tand the following gentlemen represented the territory at large: Chas, Woolfolk, J. W. Francis, M. I. Powers, M.

A. Murphy, Father C. Vabre, Fred Garing, Lou Charlebois, George Babbitt, Leo Verkamp and Hugh Campbell. The delegates who had not already left for Phoenix, together with Alex A. Johnston, secretary of the board of trade, L.

C. Riley, president of the board of trade, and Mayor E. C. Slipher, met in the office of the county board of supervisors last Saturday morning to discuss some phases of the situation in the state. Mr.

Johnston read a telegram from the board of trade of Holbrook, suggesting that the delegates of Coconino, Navajo, EVERY DAY IN FLAGSTAFF TOWN When The Sun published some extracts from an old copy of the paper that Tom Phelan had found, it started something interesting. This week Deputy County Treasurer Toip Pulliam came into the office with a copy of "The Flag," published on October 25, 1883. It is discolored with age and has come apart where it has been folded during these years. He found it in the. county treasurer's office while rummaging among some other relics.

It is a four-page sheet, the pages measuring twelve and a half by nine and a half inches. It is thc first issue of the paper to be published Vol. 1, No. 1. There are two columns of adver-ment on the front page and one of news.

Anheuser-Busch keg beer is the featured article. On the second page, two-thirds of it is filled with an ad of Beal "Pioneer hotel." Many familiar names to the older residents are found in its pages. Among them are DeWitt C. Newell, L. and R.

G. Brownie, D. J. Branncn, E. S.

Shiprell, J. W. Stafford, J. W. McLean, Black Brothers, R.

R. Carter and R. A. Osborn. FIRST HAPPY BUNCH OF OVERSEAS BOYS H0ME It was a happy, jolly bunch of Flagstaff boys who struck town 'Wednesday, after having "pesticated" around in France for the past four months.

They were Warren Sala, Allen Pinkerton, Curtis, Hazel Hopkins, Andy Matson, John Seterlund, and Joe Samsky, all of the 127th field artillery. The boys sailed out of Bordeaux, the French port, on tho eve and landed in Newport News January 7th. From Newport News they land-wiggled the country to Fort Bliss, where they were "red-striped" or discharged and turned loose in a good, warm world where they were welcomed all the way home to the tall pines. While the 127th did not get into the last mix-up, they were on their way and were compelled to go through the "cootie cooler" before they were sent back to port. You can tell by the wrinkles in their shirta that it was 897 7-8 degrees Fahren- -f (Continued on page 3) GOLD1DEFINES LIQUOR LAW.

The question of "intoxicating liquors" is much before the public mind at present, and a statement of County Attorney F. M. Gold, made this week, corrects an impression that is prevalent. He says that thc possession a bottle of whiskey in your home or at your office, is not a crime, according to the law, nor is it punishable. The state would have to prove, after finding it there, that you had taken it into the place where it was found.

It could be confiscated without such proof. The majority of cases would admit readily of such proof, but it would have to follow. The date on a bottle of whiskey bottled after the present law went into effect would of course be proof that it had been transported, but would not prove who did it, which would be necessary before a misdemeanor could be charged. CAPTAIN ROBISON AT ELLIS ISLAND Word is received from Mrs. E.

R. Robison that Captain Robison arrived at the debarkation hospital at Ellis Island on January 24th. Nothing was said of his physical condition, but it is inferred that he must be improving otherwise he would not have been brought across. Mrs. Florence Riggins and little son arrived in Flagstaff yesterday morning fom Jackson, Wyoming.

Mrs. Riggins is a sister of Mrs. Julia Arthur and is well knjjwn to Flagstaff people as Sirs. Sam Heartily Endorsed Apache and Mohave counties get together in Phoenix prior to. the calling to order of the convention.

Three o'clock Sunday afternoon was suggested but it was not found possible for Coconino's delegates to be there at that time. It was the unanimous sense of the persons present Saturday that the efforts of all attending the convention should be to formulate a comprehensive, sufficient and statewide system of road building for the next several years. Sentiments were freely given condemning any and all efforts of any sections of the state to turn the convention into a bunch of small factions, each trying to grab all thc money and aid it could for its own particular portion of the state. It was the belief of all that every county that worked and planned for the benefit of the state at large would receive an equitable part of state and federal aid. There were 223 members present at (Continued, on Page Four) K..

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