SCORES OF ARRESTS FOLLOW 'FLU' MASK ORDINANCE FRACTURE; NIGHT RAID IS MADE UPON HOTEL LOBBIES
Nolens Volens, Ordinance Is to Be Enforced, Says Chief Bailey; Judge Cowan Had Busy Time Fining Violators Yesterday, And Is Faced By Still Busier Session Today Hotel Raid Nets Many Victims; No Trifling, Is Fiat
The "flu mask" city ordinance is being, and is going to be enforced, according to Chief of Police Frank T. Bailey. In witness thereof:—
Thirteen culprits appeared before City Recorder Cowan yesterday afternoon. Eight paid fines of $10 each. One was fined and announced his intention of fighting the city ordinance. Four, Judge Cowan found, were under the age limit and beyond his jurisdiction, so he turned them over to their parents or guardians with a warning.
Nearly fifty were arrested last night, twenty-seven of them by a special corps of officers who descended unexpectedly upon hotel lobbies. They are all instructed to appear before Recorder Cowan at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Fifty more are under surveillance and "slated" for arrest today.
"We are going to enforce this ordinance or close up the town entirely," said Chief of Police Bailey yesterday afternoon.
City Recorder Cowan had a busy session in court yesterday. Most prominent among those who smilingly admitted an infraction of the law and paid his $10 fine was Pierre Rally, local jeweler. Others who enriched the city's coffers were J. Caleshan, G. W. Campbell, Louis P. Catu, Antonia Guiterrez, Alfredo M. Montano, S. Kogos and Jun Tun.
Augustine Navarette, Miguel Tapia, Jose Parrel and S. Simon were dismissed as under 16 years of age and not in the jurisdiction of Judge Cowan's court.
John Simon, a merchant of 132 W. Congress street, gave notice that he would appeal his sentence of a $10 fine to the superior court. He has five days in which to file an appeal.
Last night a corps of "specials" who proved no respecters of persons descended upon the lobbies of the leading hotels of the city with the result that they put the "j'accuse" on at least one deputy sheriff, one hotel proprietor, one prominent woman and a number of others known well and favorably in Tucson and throughout the state.
The "blue book" of last night's lobby arrests reads as follows, according to the blotter of the arresting officers, with names and place of arrest:
Clare Daggett, Oscar Egge, Mrs. J. Tardy, E. F. Chandler, Frank Bascom, Tucsonia Hotel; Mrs. Ople Browning, Western Union Telegraph; Hilario Pacho, 103 West Congress street; Hop Row, Charley Jack, Joss Stick cafe; Isaac Ayers, G. C. Everett, T. T. Smith, Heidel Hotel; George Netter, P. L. Dominguez, Santa Rita Hotel; F. M. Curtiss, Lee Fountain, C. C. Rockwell, Deputy Sheriff Thomas Hurts, Willard Hote; E. S. Brutsche, John Latz, Adam Cellbauer, Hotel Congress; L. H. Kreigmaub, Hotel Heidel; Clark C. Pratt, Tucsonia Hotel; T. J. Pritchard, Santa Rita Hotel; E. Barabe, Willard Hotel; E. J. Keough, Congress Hotel; Franklin Lamboa, 103 West Congress.
But the dark deed is not finished. Uneasy lies the head this morning which has violated Tucson's "flu" ordinance. It may be listed, spotted, slated, and all that is lacking is formal service of the police.