Newspaper Page Text
PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY HORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1913.
House Committee Recommends Criminal
Action in Connection With Salt
River Irrigation Project.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. A re
commendation that equity proceed
ings to cancel the government con
tract with the Pacific Gas & Elec
tric Company, "by which this cor
poration is given a monopoly on
power developed at Roosevelt dam,
and to institute criminal proceedings
according to its judgment," is made
in a report to the house by the com
mittee on interior department expen
ditures. Referring to the Salt River Valley
project furrther, the report alleges
that as the reclamation act provides
that only the estimated cost of the
construction may be recovered by
the government, and the estimate of
the secretary of the interior was
$3,850,000 and the expenditures to
date have been 10,547,396, the gov
ernment's loss on the project ap
pears to be $6,747,746.
Army Turns Against Government And
Nephew of Former "Iron Ruler" Of
Mexico, Takes Possession of the Cap
ital Gity President is Besieged In
Palace With Few of Loyal Followers.
SNEED ON TRIAL.
VERNON, (Tex., Feb. 10. The
trial of John B. Sneed, charged with
the murder of Al Boyce, Jr., at Am
arillo, Tex., September 14, opened
here today. This is the fifth trial
growing out of the elopement of
young Boyce and Mrs. Sneed.
RIGHTS OF WOMEN
Board of Pardons to Include Feminine
Member Vice-President Marsnall
Delivers ALle Address.
Ipeclal to the Journal-Miner.
PHOENIX, Feb. 10. "God bless
Arizona and may she hover about
you as does the mountains hover
about your capitol city."
With these 'words vice-president
-tlect Marchall concluded an address
of about an hour delivered to a joint
session of the houses of the legisla
ture. His remarks were non-political
and he urged recognition for the
men who had honest intentions on
the problems of government
On convening a reception to mem-
bersof the ' legislature was heldTin
the Governor's office and after ad
journment the members of both
houses and the state officials were
photographed in front of the capitol.
At the morning session there was
introduced in the Senate by Harri
son a bill increasing from five to
ten cents the fee for the inspection
of livestock and by Senator Hughes
a bill creating a state board of par
dons and narole to consist of the
Governor and three citizens, one of
whom shall be a woman.
Did Not Want
To be the Goat
Ortie lcManigal Tells of Efforts Made
To Get Him to Repudiate
MEXICO, Feb 10. Madero is back
in the palace ana nis wiic is in
Chapultepec castle. It is explain
ed his absence was due to confer
ring with General Huerta and his
ministers. Madero is connaent tne
government will triuph. He. CQpsid
ers the public with the administra
tion and looks forward to develpp
ments tomorrow as the final act of
what he regards a foolhardy at
tempt of Diaz to supplant him. It
is admitted at the palace that Blan-
quet has not arrived and that it is
believed an attack will be made on
the arsenal tomorrow. !
MEXICO, Feb. 10. General Felix
Diaz whose bold stroke of Sunday
almost overthrew the Madero ad
ministration held his army in leash
today. Nor did the scattered gov
ernment forces dare to attack him
in his fortified position.
Still hoping he might attain com-1
plete control without further loss of
life or destruction of property, Diaz
surprised the capital by refraining
fromturning his heavy; .guns on the
The government's position has not
altered materially although a few of
General Banquet's soldiers, not more
than 500, arrived in a small detach
ment and the rurales had ridden in
to the city.
The forces of Diaz were not ma
terially augmented either but the
proximity of the Zapatistas promised
an early arrival of the Rebels from
Vera Cruz under Llave which ap
pear to have strengthened his hand.
It has been announced that both
Blanquet and Angeles are support
ing Madero but none is found who
have actuallv seen the generals. It
was reported that General Huerta
would risk an attack on the rebels
but the latter have trained their
guns down the streets leading to
their position and Huerta's plans
Diaz is widening the zone he con
trols by extending the picket line.
Some who still have faith in the
government profess that the dilatori
ness of Diaz is a weakness which
may result in his being crushed or
starved to submission.
Peace negotiations, official or oth
T.OS ANGELES, Feb. 10. Ortie
"NIcManigal, the dynamiter, took the
stand today against Darrow. He
told of alleged attempts of his wife
and Uncle George Rehm to persuade
him to repudiate his confession and
persistent efforts to have him see
Darrow. He said he feared to talk
to Darrow as he was afraid to com
mit' himself in some way which
would result in freeing the McNa
maras and making himself the goat.
RURALES PLEDGE THREE SHOCKED
By Associated Press.
LAREDO, (Tex.), Feb. 10 A
thousand or more rurales have gone
to the rebels in Mexico City, ac
cording to a despatch tonight which
.also states that General Diaz and
Mandragan arc fortified with pow
der and arms in a factory in the
suburb of the capital.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10. Lake
steady 15.75 to 16.25.
Electrolytic 1575 to 16.25.
Castings $17.00 to $17.25.
OSSINING, N. Y., Feb. 10.
Three murderers were electrocuted in
Sing Sing prison this morning. Each
one, as he passed the cell house,
called a cheerful farewell to those
.still in the death house. They were
Joseph Garfalo, George Bishop, a
negro, and Ddnato Cardillo.
PRINCETON, Feb. 10. Mrs.
Grover Cleveland and Prof. Thomas
Preston were married here this
mornintr by President Hibben of
Princeton, with the utmost simplicity
erwise, were in progress today but
owing to the secrecy involving them
few outside of the principals knew
Excellent order prevails despite
the absence of the police. The peo
ple are unnerved by yesterday's
fighting and with today's rumors,
acquired the trick of dodging around
corners and accelerating their pace
in crossing the streets. Allhe banks
and most of the stores are closed
and the streets are deserted.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. The
revolt in the city of Mexico com
pletely absorbed the attention today
of - President Taft and the State
War and Navy departments. At the
end of the series of conferences it
was determined that'all this govern
ment could do was to send a suffi
cient naval force to Mexican waters
to afford protection to refuges, for
eigners and to observe and report
conditions. Secretary Meyer order
ed the cruiser Colorado to proceed
at once to Mazatlan. AnoUter will
probably be the South Dakota to
be sent to Acapulco.
It was also decided to send two
battleships to the Gulf coast of
Mexico. Sufficient information has
been received from Mexico Citf to
warrant the renewal- of the deter
mination to keep "hands off" which
the state department has made plain.
There is to be no landing parties
beyond those that might be neces
sary in an emergency to put down
anarchy, nor at present is there any
intention of organizing a naval ex
pedition to penetrate the country
as far as the capital. Indeed it was
pointed out the main object of the
government which at this moment
is the protection of the lives of
Americans and other foreigners, is
the probable defeat of any such
movement as the appearance of a
hostile . expedition might cause the
massacre of many Americans at iso
The opinion prevails in official cir
cles that this last storm will be
followed by the restoration of a
permanent and stable government.
Three resolutions were introduced
in Congress today regarding the
Mexican situation and safe guard-
(Continued on Page Five)
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Feb. 6V Only meager
details are available of the-
tragedy which' cost the lives of Cap
tain Scott and four companions,
which ranks in the disastrous re
sults of the Franklin expedition.
News of the final dash to the pole,
only to find proofs that Amundsen
forestalled them, came in a brfef
dispatch to Lieutenant Evans of the
Royal Navy who was second in
command of the expedition.
The message was signaled from
the steamer Terra Nova while pass-
FROM THE TURKS
Sanguinary Battle at Scutari Results In
Decisive Victory for One of Tne
N0RRIS AND FRASER
HEAD GOOD ROADS
Special to the Journal-Miner.
PHOENIX, Feb. 10. Tom Nor-
ris and Malcolm Frazer were unani
mously elected President and Secre
tary, respectively, lsat night at the
second annual meeting of the Ari
zona Good Roads Association. Nor
ris pleaded for the need of new
blood and was hooted, but when he
accepted the office there was thun
derous applause. A bond issue of
five millions dollars was almost un
animously recommended to the leg
islature and all ready is the creation
of a non-partisan highway commis
sion, to arrange preliminaries and
leading to expenditures for road
construction. A committee of the
Good Roads Association and Asso
ciated Boards of Supervisors was
appointed to present the resolution
to the legislature, personally, tomor
Of Liquor Prohibited
Bv Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. The
Senate tonight passed the Webb
liquor bill already passed by the
House as the substitute for the
Kenyon-Sheppard bill. It prohibits
shipments of intoxicating liquors
from one state to another when
i intended to be received or sold
violation of the laws of the state to
which the shipment is made. The
substitution came after a prolonged
debate without roll call. The House
is expected to concur in the bill
which will then go to the Presi
BHD T ON
Reports Show That He Met Death In
A Blizzard While Trying to Dupli
cate Amunden's Feat.
ing Oamaru, New Zealand. It seems
practically certain the explorers
starved to death.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10.
Mrs. Scott sailed on the fifth for
New Zealand to meet her husband.
Efforts to reach her by wireless
LONDON", Feb. 10. Confirmation
of the disaster which has befallen
Captain Scott and four companions
after their attainment of the South
Pole, was given in London tonight
at a meeting of the Royal Geogra
phical society in the announcement
(Continued .on Page Four)
PODOGRITZA, Montenegro, Feb
10. The Montenegrin army is be
sieging the Turkish fortress of Scu
tari. It carried the great Bardan
Juli hill by assault at 10:30 o'clock
this morning, after several hours' se
vere fighting. The Montenegrins
lost 2000 killed and wounded. The
Turks left 4000 dead and wounded
on the field.
The infantry on several occasions
engaged in hand-to-hand fighting
all along the line. Bardan Juli hill
dominates Scutari from the eastern
side, and the Montenegrins are now
mounting siege guns on 'the heights
to bombard the principal points in
the city. Fighting has continued
since early this morning. The Turks
are making a fierce resistance.
CHARLESTON, Feb. 10. Three
men were killed in a fight between
striking miners and a posse under
Captain Ferd Lester on the moun
tain near Mucklow today. The dead
were members of Lester's force.
The fight was still on early this afternoon.
In Strike Riot
Ten Persons Dead and a Score Wounded
In Battle Between Miners And
Authorities at Mucklow.
By Associated Press.
CHARLESTON, Feb. 10. Ten
persons are dead and a score woun
ded as the result of a battle today
between the strikers and authorities
near Mucklow, of the Kanawha coal
Seven of the dead are strikers and
three members of the mine guards
of the railroad police. Of the injur
ed fifteen are strikers and the oth
ers are guards.
Five companies of militia have
been ordered to Mucklow and are
expected to reach the place some
time tonight. A number of addit
ional companies are under arms.
The striking miners marching tow
ard Mucklow were met in the moun
tains by a posse under Fred Lestor,
a former militia captain now in the
employ of the coal company. A'
sharp engagement followed. The
bookkeeper of No. 2 mine guards
was srot down and several were
wounded. Lesters' men were slowly
driven back and even reinforce
ments could not stop the advance
of the miners. Fighting has con
tinued throughout the afternoon.
Is Stoned by Mob
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, Feb. 10. Six were killed
and 65 injured in political rioting
here. The situation tonight is ser
ious. Premier Prince Katsura was
stoned by a mob on the streets. His
resignation has been demanded by
the people. The mobs attacked the
offices of the Bcauracratic newspap
ers and threatened the dwellings of
the ministers. They burned the
wrecked police station tram cars and
private buildings. Detachments of
troops patrol the streets. Each
newspaper is protected by a guard
of fifty soldiers to whom balls and
cartridges have been served. The
minister of the imperial household
announces that martial law will be
proclaimed if further attempts at
incendiarism are made.