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VOL. 18, NO. 87.
BISBEE, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1915
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Lansing Announces That Pan
American Conferees Will Meet
in Washington Before Septem
ber 15, to Consider Mexico.
PIEDRAS NEGRAS FALLS
INTO CARRANZA'S HANDS
Gonzales Announces That Neu
trality Doesn't Go With Him
Any More; A Mexican Must
Declare Himself or Be Enemy.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7. Lansing
and the Latin-American diplomat,
co-operating with him In an effort to
reestablish a constitutional govern
metJt ttt Mexico, wilt meet next week
to eonslder the replies to tbe appeal
to the Mexican factions for a peace
conference and to formulate the next
step of their plan. Lansing said the
meeting was not definitely arranged
but would be before September 15. As
to what tbe next step will be, nothing
Camnna has not yet replied to tbe
appeal, although he has given indica
tions, unofficially, be will decline the
offer of assistance made by the Pan
American conferees. Villa, Zapata,
and many leaders affiliated with them
have agreed to 'the proposed peace
conference. Carranza may reply be
fore the conferees meet again. There
are som officials who believe he will
at least leave the way open to fur
PIBDRAS NEGRAS FALLS
EAGLE PASS, Sept. 7. Twelve
hundred Carranza troops under Gen
eral Garza, occupied Pledras Negras,
opposite here. The Villa forces evac
uated the place aad tied to the sur
There was little excitement atten
dant to the evacuation. A few Mexi
can refugees crossed to the Texas
side. This is tbe fifth ttme Piedra
Negraa has changed hands since 1813.
Tbe changes have always been made
without fighting. The Villa command
er, last night announced he would
make a stand against the Carransa
force at Nava, just south of tbe bor
der here. Apparently, however, he
changed his mind.
Thirty wounded Villa soldiers were
brought to the Texas side last night.
They probably will be sent to the El
Paso internment camp as soon as they
are able to be moved.. The e vacua-
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out a port of entry on the lower Texas
border, Pledras Negras, Nuevo Laredo
and Matantara now being under Car
NO NEUTRALITY GOES
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 7. General
Gonsales tomorrow will make pubic a
decree calling the attention or all
Mexicans and ethers to tbe fact that
the amnesty decree issued by bim on
July 16, expires September IS. All
Mexicans were warned that after that
date only foreigners can assume neu
trality. Mexicans not making a dec
laration of adhesion to the Constitu
tionalist came will be considered ene
mies and servers! y punished. Sympa-'
thisers with other movements, the de-;
rree will provide, and merchants who J
refuse eonstltutioualst paper or who t
speculate in food stuffs or other pap-i
or. money Issued, will be treated aa en-!
COVINS TO CHIHUAHUA
XL PASO. Sent. 7. Arrivals on the i
brat ttatai from Mexico in ten days'
brought reports of the removal of rail- j
t oad otoes and archives from Torre
on to Chihuahua City, together with
artous other movable governmental
It was aaid that Ooenral Angeles re
Inroad to Chihuahua, where other re
1 urtt confirm his pi thence. Villa, it
ir, said, also visited Chihuahua Sunday
l h r,,,.,.rt of tha fall nt SalHIl. raanh.
a Torreon saiuroay out creaieu no
-oiteinent. Troops, at that time,
v..-re being rushed from Torreon to
I'aredon. Decrees regulating the
Iri oh for sals of merchandise ami the
,!, o of exchange in Villa territory
wa unenforced, it is said. Juarez
Railway officers refused bookings fur
On i south than Torreon.
UHUWWmUM. Sept. 7. More ev
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HOLDS BUSINESS MEET
Officers of Southwestern Asso
ciation Are Selected for the
Ensuing Year By Members
The members of the Southwestern
Mine Safety Association, assembled
In Btsbee, met yesterday afternoon In
business session. The first and moat
Important was the selection of olti
cars for the ensuing year. A com
plete reelection of those who had
served during the past year was made
All of the members of the associa
tion praised the meeting just held and
the effects of the contests which were
held at Warren Park Monday. The
members feel that only good can come
from such competition and that the
entire subject of first aid and rescue
work will be elevated both in the
minds of those who have occasion to
pi notice the subject and the public
Austrian Ambassador Explains
to Lansing Reasons for Letter
Which Was Seized By British
and Re-sent to America.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 Dr. Con
atantin Dumba .the Austrian ambas
sador, laid before Lansing an ex
planation of the letter written by him
to the Vienna Foreign Office discuss
ing plans for withdrawing Austrian
labor from the American plants mak
ing war supplies for Great Britain
and 'her Allies. Neither the Ambas
sador, nor Lansing would comment1
on the Interview. The Impression pre
vailed the secretary would submit the
matter to the President, who will de
cide whether the explanation Is satis
Tlie text of Dumba's letter, recently
seised by British authorities from the
ebarer, James Archibald, an Amer
ican, cabled to the State Department,
had been the subject of conference be
tween the President and Lansing be
fore the ambassador reported to tlib
It Is understood the use of an Amer
ican passport to shield a messenger
who carried not only tbe Dumba let
ter but dispatches from the Austrian
embassy and other documents. Is re
garded by them as quite a serious mat
ter as the activities revealed by the
Lansing's only statement on the sub
ject was a negative response when
asked whether any steps had been
taken toward bringing the situation
t othe attention of the Austro-Hun
garlan foreign office.
GERMAN AIR RAID.
LONDON (Wednesday), Sept. 7 A
German ai rrald on the east coast of
England occurred last night. The of
ficial statement follows: "Hostile air
craft revisited eastern counties Tues
day night and dropped bombs. It Is
known there are some fires, and some
casualties but particulars are not yet
available. The number of casualties
will be communicated to the press as
soon as obtained."
RUSSIANS WHIPPED VIENNA
VH3NNA. Sept. 7. The defeat of
the Russians over a front of about
twenty-five miles, In the vicinity of
Brody. In eastern Galicia, Is reported
officially tonight. The Russians ev
erywhere evacuated the positions held
according tQ the report, and are be
ing pursued by the Austrians.
Cochise CatttemenFavor Changing j
the Constitution's Land Enactment
ANGELES IN JUAREZ.
EL PASO. Sept. 7 General Angeles,
the newly anointed military command
er of the Villa forces In Sonora, ar
rived In Juarez, accompanied by En
rique Llorente, the diplomatic repre
sentative of the VIHa government in
Washington. It is expected Angeles
will proceed to his new post via Casas
CANAL O, K.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 Cable re
ports to the War Department from the
Panama Canal Zone tonight announc
ed all well on the Isthmian except for
slides which occurred several days
ago. News of the violent earthquakes
in Central America caused the depart
ment to ask whether tbe Canal suffer
ed. Tho canal traffic will be resumed
in two days.
(iAUUA-N OIL WELLS F'RED UY RUSSIANS
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FORT SCOTT NOiCONSERVATISM
Marmathon River, Which Raises
Thirty Feet in Few Hours, Is
Rapidly Going Down; Tele
phone Operator Saves Many.
. FORT SCOTT, Kans., Sept 7 The
water of the Maruiaton River, which
rose thirty feet in a few hours this
morning, flooding the wholesale and
residence sections and Imperilling the
lives of hundreds, is receding tonight.
Pears of the loss of life and further
property damage have passed. Al
though scores were rescued from trees
and housetops, and many of the small
er structures were swept away, no
one was killed so far as known. The
damage is estimated at $200,004. '
An unnamed telephone operator, at
Uniontown, fourteen miles away and
four cab drivers, employed by George
Konants, an undertaker, share with
Konantz the role of heroes. Uniontown
experienced a six-inch rain last night.
The Uniontown operator realised the
Impending danger to the North Fort
Scott residence section here, and tele
phoned Konantz. The undertaker
quickly aroused the four drivers In his
employ. Horses were harnessed, and
In a few minutes were driving to the
The Marmaton River divides North
Fort Scott from the main section of
the city. Once Into the residence
section the cabmen began shouting,
"get out, the floods are coming," as
they drove through tbe streets. Twenty-five
hundred reside in the district.
Fifteen hundred, It is estimated, heed
ed the midnight warning of tbe cab
men, left their homes, and sought saf
ety across the river. Every one was
warned and those who remained be
hind took refuge In second story
rooms. Before morning the waters
bad destroyed many abandoned homes.
EARTHQUAKE IN SALVADOR.
LA LIBERTAD, Salvador. Sept. 7
A strong earthquake occurred In San
Salvador and Guatemala. Juliana.
Guatemala, has been ruined. In the
city of San Salvador no victims are
reported, and in Santa Ana a few
casualties. Churches In many villages,
throughout the republic are in ruins.
Cattlemen Hold Big Meeting in
Tombstone and Offer Several
Resolutions Which Are Spread
on Minutes of Meeting.
WHBREAS, under the existing law,
a large portion of the public lands re
main Idle, there)))' giving the state no
Income or revenue In the way of ren
WHEREAS, In our opinion, it re
quiring about thirty acres of average
grazing of the state land t0 support
one full-grown animal the year round,
tbe use of only one section by stock
growers amounts to little, and bene
fits him practically none.
THBRBFORB, BE IT RESOLVED,
that this Association is heartily In
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S URGED 6!
Executive Committee of Trust'
Company Section of American
Bankers Urge "Extreme Con
servatism" as Policy.
SKATTLK, Wash.. Sept. 7. The
Executive Committee of fee Trust
Company section of the American
Hankers Association In its report pre
sented at today's session of the con
vention urged "extreme conserva
tism" on the part of trust companies
In the extension 'of business. It also
held tbe view that the Federal Re
serve Act must undergo -a number of
changes before trust companies could
consider entering the Federal Re
The committee, of which Uzal 11.
McCarter of Newark, N. J., Is chair
man, pointed out that the year had
been full of anxiety for the banker,
owing tQ the European war, and aotu
al monetary disturbances had undoub
tedly been avoided largely because of
the confidence felt by the public in
the inherent strength of the financial
institutions and their ability, in an
emergency, to avail themselves of the
provision of the Federal Reserve Act
for rediscounts and tlie obtaining of
such additional currency aa might be
necessary. Money had been plenti
ful during the entire year, with the
result that profits to the banks had
been correspondingly low. Dull busi
ness conditions particularly meant
heavy deposit lines for the trust com
panies and that in turn necessitated
the careful consideration as to bow to
profitably employ funds on baud.
Tbe action which the trust compan
ies have taken jointly to test the con
stitutionality of tbe portion of tbe
Federal Reserve Act in which tbe
granting of trust powers is given to
national banks, was referred to in the
report. Pending tlie outcome of this
suit, the committee bad also taken up
with the Federal Reserve Board the
question of certain regulatftmi in re
lation to trust companies. The report
had this to say:
"While the Reserve Hoard has met
your committee's suggestion In some
particulars, nevertheless it Is the
judgement of your committee that the
Federal officials have not yet gone
far enough In this regard to permit
it to advise the trust companies of tbe
country to join the system. On the
contrary, it Is the Judgerojenl of your
committee that certain necessary
changes in the Act itself, as well aa
in the regulations of the Hoard, ought
to be made, before the trust compan
ies should consider entering the Fed
eral Reserve system."
SAYS TRUST COMPANY
POWERS IS MISAPPLIED.
SEATTLE. Sept. 7. Henry M.
Campbell, of Detroit, speaking today
before the trust company section of
the American Bankers' Association
convention, declared that Congress
did not have the authority to confer
trust company powers on national
banks, as provided in the Federal Re
Mr. Campbell Is oiie of the counsel
for tbe trust companies which have
undertaken a joint action contesting
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PREVENTION ISEXGHANGE FALLS
Medico, Before American Public
Health Association, Says Cen
tral Bureau to Aid Preventing,
of Accidents Should Be Named
ROCHESTER, N. Y.. Sept. 7 A cen-
ttraJ bureau of Industrial hyKlene coin-:
posed of members of firms for the die-1
semination of knowledge for their mu
tual benefit was advocated by Dr. D.
S. Selby of Toledo, O., in an address
today, before the American Public-
Health Association. Dr. Selby pointed '
out that many employer are Install
ing departments of hygiene, sanitation
and accident prevention. Employers
of large numbers of men could afford
to do this, but the relatively high cost j
prohibits the employers of a few men j
fro )i following this example.
"The functions of a commerce club,
or other civic organization, can .very
well be broadened to render this ser- j
vice, upon a mutual plan, for the em-1
ployers of few men," he Bald. "The I
service could take form in a separate-1
ly organized, yet affiliated, bureau of j
Industrial safety, sanitation and hy
giene, as Is now being organized in j
. Toledo. '
, "The activity of such a bureau
would display Itself in educational
i work, the exchange of Information, tho
1 making of Investigations or surveys
and the making of recommendations
I in short, anything that would increase
the efficiency of the employe, and less
en the hazard to his limb, health oi
, "Ily co-operation this bureau would
become the local representation of the
stale Industrial commission or depart
ment of labor and the state depart-
! ment of health in the work of accident
I and occupational disease prevention.
I "Low margins of profit now, mord.
than ever, compel Industrial efficiency.
Compensation acts compel Industrial
I safety, and sooner or later, will com- J
ipei the prevention of occupational
diseases. These are the economic rea
sons which justify a bureau of this
kind. But above all, the great reason
Is that such a bureau would seek lc
conserve the lives and health of In
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Cunningham-Costello Suit Taken
Up; Case Will Take Another Week
Several Witnesses Examined Af
ter Recess Over Labor Day;
Cox Habeas Corpus Proceed
ing Will Be Decided Today.
TOMBSTONE, 8ept. 7. (Special)
The trial of the Cunningham-Costello
case was resumed this morning after
an adjournment from Saturday noon,
with all parties present. Michael
, Doyle, who was on the stand at the
I time of the adjournment, was first
'called this morning and after some
cross examination, was oscused. Three
other wltnessos wero called and tltelr
The opinion of some of the attor
neys this morning in regard to the
time of tho completion of tho ease
! places It next week sometime. There
When the Russians captured part
of Galicia with the oil fields at llor
yslav their oil supply was at such a
low state that they drew on the wells
to their utmost capacity. The Atis
trlang, cut off completely from their
main supply of oil, fought desperate
ly to drive the Russians out. This
they succeeded in doing only to find
on their return to Uoryslaw the oil
wells on fire. This remarkable pic
ture of the fire was made shortly
it tor i no torch hal Icen se'
News of Big Shipment of Gold
and Securities Fails to Hold
Market up; British and French
Financers on Way to New York
NBW YORK, Sept. 7. In the face
of hiauy apparent reasons for assum
ing a stronger tone, the foreign ex
change market weakened and sterling
wont down four cents from Saturday's
close to 1:63. Large offering of bills
are said to be the cause of tbe drop.
Kven the news of the latest Importa
tion of gold from England, nearly
twice tho amount exacted, failed to
il.tck the slump.
Another cause for strength, which
was responded t0 only by weakness
was the belief that a remedy was near
at hand as only a few clavk ut tho
uioH, will elapse before the arrival of
the Anglo-French commission.
Largely because of the activities of
the British censor, it is said tonight,
thi commission will reach New York
almcU ignorant of the situation here.
Local bankers have found It next to
Impossible tQ advise financiers abroad
of the plight of foreign moneys in
this market. Tlie censorship on ca
bles has built a wall about Great Brit
ain, it Is said, through which tho
truth has been unable to penetrate, as
far a the foreign exchange situation
is concerned. One thing London bank
ors have-not learned is that the Unit
ed States does not want their gold.
This will be one of the first things
It Is said, with which the commission
must be made acquainted when it
roaches New York.
TWO MORE BODIES FOUND.
HONOLULU, Sept. 7. Two addi
tional bodies were found in the en
gine room compartment of the hull
of the submarine F-4 which was lost
outside of Honolulu Harbor March 25,
and which Is now in dry dock here.
The condition of tli ebodles was such
as to make identification lmiosslble.
The olticials In charge of the Investi
gation, as to the cause or the disas
ter, said they hoped to have the hull
cleared of debris by Thursday. It was
not determined what disposition will
be made of the bodies recovered.
seems to be but little doubt that it
will take all of tltls week and .part of
next week to complete tbe case. There
are still a number of witnesses to be
examined by the defense and the
plaintiff is holding some other wit
nesses for rebuttal eo that it does not
look like the testimony will be com
pleted before Saturday at the earliest.
Taken Under Advlzement.
A few more witnesses were exam
ined in the Cal Cox case this morning
and the matter was taken under ad
visement by tbe uouit until tomorrow
William Cleary, who has been in the
prosecution in the case, Saturday an
nounced his withdrawal from the
same. Cox looked bad when brought
Into court this morning and shown,
the effect of his close confinement and
he Is suffering from a bad cough. 1
Emperor Nicholas at the Head of
His Men; Joffre Visit to Italian
Army; Forcast of Elaborate
Movement Is Result.
j RUSSIANS ARE NEARLY
HOLDING OWN IN EAST
Riga Still the Danger Point to the
Russians But It Is Thought
They Will Be Able to Hold' Out;'
Artillery Fire in South.
LONDON, Sept. 7 The news that
Emperor Nicholas has placed himself,
at the head of his army, which be an
nounced in a telegram to President
Poincare of France, and tbe visit paid
by the French commauder-in-chlef,
General Joffre, to the Italian army
foreshadow, it is believed In military
quarters, stirring events 'both on thn
eastern and western fronts In Which
the armies of all tbe allies wilt co
operate. It is declared the Russians,
already, are nearly, if not qnlte, hold-
places, assumed the offensive. Artfl
.lory activities continue on the wast-
era front, and are also reported along
, the Serbian border,
i Rigs remains the danger point in tho
east but the fact the Russians eon
I tinue to occupy the town after tho
(Germans advanced to Dvlna. southeast
'of Riga, leads military writers to the
conclusion that the Russians feej tm-
'sonably sure of their ability to defend
the River, and In time, push sultiol
. ently far westeward to relieve th.0
.pressure on their forces on the shores
of the Gulf of Riga.
I Westward of Dvlna and Vllna, thp
Russian offensive has now held the
I Germans for more than a week, and to
'military observers, those two towns
'seem fairly safe unless the invader
are able to bring up strong reinforce
,ments. East and southeast of Grodno
the Russians have taken up new posi
tions across the River St. Chara and
its numerous tributaries. -They are
now protecting a network of railways
which run eastward and northward to
the Interior country.
To tbe southeast again, among tha
forests and swamps to the northeast'
ern edge of the Prlnet Marshes, a
great battle is In progress between the
army of Prince Leopold or Bavarit
'and the troops of the Russian center.
The latter having finally elicited tn
stand. West of the Pripet Marshes,
.German Field Marshall von MacVea
;sen Is working hard for decisive re
.snlts. He reports having taken two
, ItUHslans has been corrected.
Still another battle i being tounfct
for a triangle of fortifications farther,
south of which Rovno and Dun no rV
main In the hands of the Russians. '
The Austrians and Russians are facing
I each other across tho Hereto River in
Galicia where lighting is continuous.
I Tbe stands the Russians are making
j suggest that their supply of munitions
I Is' ample. A Petrograd correspondent
I says the ammunition shortage of Ute
Russians has been corected.
There Is artillery activity by the
Austrians along tbe northern frontier
of Serbia ' where the Teutons are
strengthening their positions on the
Rivers Save and Danube. presumaUD'
preparatory to a new offensive me? ti
me nt. i
ARMOR HOME "STUCK UP"
CHICAGO Sept. 7 Mellvllle Reeves
known as the "sky scraper burglar",
was ordered held tonight In con nee.
lion with a robbery or the home at
Mrs. J. Ogden Armour. last night. The
police declare Reeves, who was taken
Into custody and was being held In
hiding, 'was arrested on tbe descrip
tion of one of the (wo men who en
tered the Armour home and held Mr.
Armour and her three maids, at hay
with a pistol and escaped with $75 In
currency and nearly $3,100 in jeweis.
Arrangements have been made to Itave
Reeves confronted by Mrs. Arm eu r
for Identification, probably tomorrow
morning. Less than a black row tils
Armour home, it was discovered the
residences or Congressman Martin
Madden and B. T. Glennos, forssnr
judge, were entered by burglars. The
Madden and Glennon homes were both