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Volume HI, Number 149
111 RATE WILL
BE TRIED ON ALL
AFTER YEAR'S PROBATION TAFT
WILL DECIDE CONDITIONS
FURTHER ATTACKED IN HOUSE
EACHTfcEPRESENTATIVE HAS HIS
OWN PARTICULAR AXE FOR
Prosient Tsft. Jt in understood, favors
ucrdyt!io idoaaf applying tho max
imum and minimum-principle, and it is
believed It will be agreed upon fully.
The plan .of administering the minimum
nod maximum rates in tho house bill
as it now stands, is 6aid to bo indef
inite and less effective than tho one
proposed by tho senate finance commit-
Prior to tho cabinet mooting today,
Taft conferred with Chairman Aldrich
of theh senate finance committee, and
Secretary MaeVeagh. Senator Aldrich
assured tho president that tho commit
tee is making most satisfactory pro
gress with tho bill and said there would
bo little or no delay in taking the mat
ter up in tho senate.
Another matter discussed at the con
ference hnd to do with what plans
shall bo adopted in the bill to prevent
under valuation. Tho president bo
lieves that, gross frauds bavo. been prac
ticed on the government in the past un
der existing methods and considered it
of supremo importance that a fixed
standard of valuation should be pre
scribed. President Taft necms more satisfied
just now than at any other, time as to
the tariff outlook, especially in the sen
ate, where gravo disasters had boon
BILL ATTACKED IN HOUSE. .
WASHINGTON, "D. C, April 2.-4
That tho Payne bill is filled with riotous
imperfections dosigned- to cover up tho
extravagance of tho repunblican ad
ministration, that it did not redeem
party pledges and that it sounded tho
death knell of the dominant party, were
some of tho criticisms passed upon tho
measure by the democrats in the houso
An interesting feature of tho debato
was tho speech of Pablo O'Campo Do
Leon, the Philippine commissioner, who
attacked tho provisions for freotrado
with tho Philippine islnnds.
From tho far south exactly opposite
views wero expressed regarding protec
tion, Ransdell of Louisiana, pledging
for it on behalf of tho industries of his
state, while Spight of Mississippi, and
Clayton of Alabama, wanted free lum-
WITH ONE VOTE
MANY NEW POINTS BROUGHT OUT
BY SPEAKERS AT MEETING
THROWN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ALL CITIZENS PRESENT INVITED
TO DISCUS3 AND VOTE ON
By a unanimous vote, tho chamber
of commorco wont on .record us being
in favor of the bond issue for tho pur
chase of tho Pinal Mountain Water
company's system And tho installation
of a sewer- systom, at a meeting held
at tho courthouso last night.
Moro than that, tho meeting was
thrown open to the public, giving every
one a chance to voico his sentiments,
and out of tho two hundred 'residents
of this city -who 'attended buttjtwo;
UMBER OP COMMERCE
FAVORS BOND. ISSUE
bor, free hides, frco boots anil shoes,
frw bagging and i'reo cotton ties.
From republicans eiuno suggestions
of a permanent tariff commission anil
none scorned cutirely satisfied with tho
TATT TO BE JUDGE.
WASHINGTON, D. Q., "April 2.
President Taft was informed today of
the Konato program in the administra
tion of the new tariff bill. It provides
the minimum tariff Bhall apply to all
countries for ono year. At the end of
that time maximum rates will go into
offoot against all countries which in tho
opinion of tho president are not giving
the United States the best tariff ratcja.
AMENDMENTS TO BE
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
IN AGREEING TO SOHEDUELS
HIDES AND1UMBER VOTED ON
WILL STRIKE OUT COUNTERVAIL
ING DUTY ON TEA AND
WASHINGTON, April 2. That a
rulo permitting amendments to certain
schedules of tho Payno tariff -bill will
bo brought in on Monday is now virtu
ally certain. Tho ways and means
eommitteo having decided to take off
tho duty on tea and striko out the
countervailing duty on coffee. A groat
deal of opposition caused by thoso pro
visions in tho bill hnvo vanished.
Ah it has been agreed to pormit a
vote on the hide3 and -lumber sched
ules, only a few provisions remain about
which there is' milch contention.
The reciprocity provision for bitum-
inous coal and tho placing of iron on
tho free list are nndcrstood.Mo; hnve
beo nconceded by the house - leaders
as two propositions under the rulo to
permit a vote. The question permit
ting a voto on tho countervailing. duty
of petroloum has not been decided.
When the rulo for controlling amend
ments to tho tariff bill is brought in,
a heated discussion is certain.
Tho indications are that minority
mombcrs wbq voted for tho Fitzgerald
amendment to tho rules may voto with
tho republicans on tho tariff, bill rule.
WANT SPARRING MATCHES.
SPRINGFIELD, Jll., April 2. A bill
was introduced in tho house today per
mitting tho holding of sparring exhibi
tions beforo athletic clubs of six
rounds,, with not less than six-ounco
spoko against tho Uoud issue and but
ono man cast his 'vote against it.
' This man was not a member of tho
chamber of commerce, and every argu
ment ho mado against tho bond issuo
was squarely mot. Ho only voted
"no" becauso ho would not admit he
had been downed in an argument.
For an .hour and a half theh water
works question was disctissel. It was
hnndlcd from every conceivable stand
point. Tho result Wts a unanimity of
fooling throughout tho whole body chat
tho Pinal system should bo bought and
that now is theh timo to buy it. One
man admitted at tho closo of tho meet
ing that ho had como thoro undecided
as to how ho should cast his vote, that
ho had been convinced that tho propo
sition was a good thing for tho city,
and that ho would voto in favor of it.
With many others tho result wn? doubt
less the same, although they did not
In order thai tho meeting might bo
open to everyone, Presideut Ewing of
tho chamber of commerce asked that a
chairman bo selected to take chargo
of the meeting. He was chosen for
the office and tho mocting started with
evoryouo present on an equal "footing,
whethor member or non member.
City Attorney Talks.
N. M. Allrcd, city attorney, -opened
tho meeting by explaining how the
bond issue camo .up, and in a general
way' detailing the workings of the cam
paign of tho present city council and
its predecessors for a municipally own-
BROUGHT IN ON
(ConUnuedon Pago Four.)
EL PASO, April 2. Governor En'
rique Creel of Chihuahua has telegraph
ed Moxican Consul A. V. Lomli to re
quest theh Associated Press to correct
repprts concerning an allcgod uprising
of Tcmosachic Indians at San Andreas,
Governor Creel declares tho report
of tho uprising is absolutely incorrect.
Ho makes the following statement:
'Tho troublo at San Andreas was
purely local in character. It was a
drunken brawl between two political
factions and involved neither an Indian
uprising nor a rebellion against tho
state government, as roported."
SCRANTON GOAL MINERS
STRIKE AGAINST CUTS
SCRANTON, Pa., April 2. The first
strike in tho anthracite coal regions fol
lowing tho expiration of tho agree
ment between tho mine workers and op
erators was inaugurated today at tho
Koystono colliery, an independent con
cern near Pittston.
About four hundred men quit work.
It is alleged by tho strikers that the
company has mado repoated cuts in
wages, and tho striko is said to have
tho sanction of the national and
trict ofllcers of tho miners' union.
DIAZ OPENS SENATE
SAYS WILL AID UNITED STATES
IN SUPPRESSION OF WAR
CITY OF MEXICO, April 2. Presi
dent Diaz opened tho second session of
the Twenty-fourth. congress tonight by
reading his annual message. In tho inea
sago ho referred to the return of pros
perity and tho peaceful relations exist4
ing between Mexico and othor nations.
He declared the United Sla'tes had
naked Mexico whether she would co-
oporato in easo it became necessary to
compel tho Central American republics
to Hvo up to tho Washington pcacopact,
and his answer had been, that snch
co-operation would bq given to the full
extent of tho powors of tho republic.
BILL PASSED IN PRUSSIA PRO-
HIBITING ALIENS FROM
BERLIN, April 2. The Prussian gov
ernment has offered a bill in tho diet
forbidding foreigners to acquiro min
eral properties and operate mines with
in Prussia, without special permission
of tho king, or authorities representing
It is assumed tho bill is due largely
to' the discussion which has been going
on for weeks regarding tho probable
purchase of tho potash mines of Prus
sia by great American fertilizer con
cerns in order to render themselves in
dependent of the Gorman potash syndi
cate. SLOAN OR KIBBEY
PRESCOTT JUDGE HAS INTERVIEW
WITH TAFT FOLLOWED BY
Special to- Silver Belt. ,
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, APRIL 2.
A SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL
MINER STATES THAT JUDGE
SLOAN ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON
TODAY AND AFTER A CONFER
ENCE WITH TAFT, THE CABINET
WENT INTO A PROLONGED SES
SION. THE PREDICTION IS MADE
THAT THE GOVBRNOR WILL BE
EITHER SLOAN OR KIBBEY.
GEORGE YOUNG LEFT YESTERDAY
TO MEET HOVAL A.
THE TRIO WTLL THEN JOURNEY,
to Washington,. .; .,.,..
I S IE KING
COUNTY, AKIZONA, SATURDAY,, APRIL 3, 1909
THE BIGHT OF
STUNG TO SPEECH BY STATE-
MENTS OF PROMINENT
ADVOCATES CHANGE OF LAWS
CARES NOT FOR LAWYERS QUIB-
BLINGS. BUT KNOWS THE
NEW YORK, April,,, 2. President
Gompcrs of tho American Foderation of
Labor defended'Jhp uso of tho boycott
today beforo the New York Council of
the National Civic Federations.
Addresses by: Professor Frederick. J.
Stimson of Harvard, and Professor John
Bates Clark of Columbia, atirrcd him to
Professor Stimsdn referred to the re
cent proceedings against Gompcrs and
others in Washington.
"A blacklist is unlawful," ho said,
"but a whito list widely commands, is
lawful. In the Gompors caso there was
a proved combination by n number of
persons to influence the public not to
trado with a stove company. If this
announcement rfcgarding tho stove com
pany had been printed but onco, it
would bo fair to 'assu'mo It a matter of
news, but printed, in every number for
years, with the. announced intention of
doing so in all .newspapers, possible forf
tho purposo of coercing the stovo com
pany, most jurymen would decide that
those facts showed a primary intention
to molest the stove company."
3ompers said, in reply:
"I am not a lawyer and tho quib
blings of tho lawyers as to tho legality
or illegality of certain acta by labor
organisations is not .for mo to deal with.
But as to what is fundamentally right,
I think I am. qualified to speak. If the
laws do not properly safeguard tho
.fundamental rights of:thoiaboTor, then
they should bo changed. I know that
labor haa tho right to organizo to pro
tect whnt it possesses, which is the
power to work or to give or refuse its"
COLONEL HOFFMAN SAYS HE
READY TOABANDON THE
PIERCE, Okla,, April 2.Crazy
Snake is still at largo today. Every
thing is quiet here and thoro are no new
developments. Colonel Roy Hoffman,
in command of tho militia, has sent "
communication to Governor Haskell -t
Guthrie, recommending that a reward
be offered for the capturo of tho miss
ing chief, and suggesting tho useless
nes of further efforts to effect his cap
ture with soldiers. Tho governor has
not yot given his reply. Colonel Hoff
man has nnnounccd that ho wi.ll dis
band his company Saturday unless oth
erwise, ordered by the govornor.
JURY BOX STILL LACKS
ONE! OF BEING FILLED
SAN FRANCISCO April 2. Filling
tho twelfth scat in tho jury box has
proved an unexpectedly difficult task
for tho attorneys engagcd'iin tho trial
of Patrick Calhoun. Fourteen tab
men, summoned as mombers of the thir
tieth special veniret wero examined ar.d
disqualified this morning and tho indi
cations wcre that tho twelfth week of
tho trial would end without bringing
the parties to tho point' where per
empory challenges maylbo exercised for
tho third time.
The venire was exhausted this after
noon and the case adjourned to Mon
day. RESCUES PARENTS AND
FINDS MOTHER DEAD
PITTSBURG, April 2. John Ott of
Jlcidellmrg.-a suburb of this city,, car
ried his father and; mother out of their
bimiing homo tonight, pnly "to find his
father badly .burned,! and .his mothor
dead. ' -Ott was' returning from -a. walk
whcnhe found: the home on-fire., ,'
VIRGINIA CITY, April 2. Martin
Walkcand James Tannahill, two Coin
stock miners,, yesterday imprisoned in
a tunnel near tho entrance, were res
cued from what promised to be their
tomb this morning at 3:25.
Their wives and friends wore at the
month of theh tunnel when tboy wero
taken from tho depths and there was a
scene of great rojoicing as the two
men again breathed the open air.
Both men wero tired, hungry and
showed signs of great "worry and suf
fering, but unhurt.
ACTION OF PRESIDENT A SUE
, PRISE, AS AGREEMENT
HAD BEEN MADE.
WINNIPEG, April 2. Presicnt Sher
man's order to tho miners today to
striko was a surprise to the mine own
ers. At a recent conference at Mc
Leod, an ngrecment was reached by the
miners and operators which was sub
mitted to a vote of theh miners. Tho
referendum carried by a good major
ity. Crow's Nest Pass Coal company,
which withdrew from last week's con
ference, made a more favorable agree
ment. When this became known,
Sherman endeavored to equalize the
schedules, but without success, hence
the breaking of the agreement with tho
operators. Miners at Fernie nnd- Michel
are not affacted by Sherman's orders
and are in operation.
. SIX MONTHS FOR FATHER.
8T. JOSEPn,,Mo., April 2.-Rev.
Father Daniel Pembroke, formerly in
charge'of St. Patrick's. parish 'MiiryV;
villc, Mo., was sentenced to six months
in jail for sending a blackmailing let
ter to Bishop M. F. P.urkc of St. Joseph
PRISONER TAKES OFF SHOES AND
MAKES FACETIOUS REMARKS
HELENA, Mont, April 2. Tho
Frederick Lobeau hanging at Kalispell
today was probably attended by moro
sensational incidents than any other
execution in -the history of Montana.
Just beforo Lebeau -mounted tho scaf
fodl ho removed his shoes, passing a
facetious remark to tho crowd.
Then, with the rope around his neck,
he mado a speech as follows:
"Gentlemen: You may have seen
lots of hangings, but you never Baw ono
Addressing Stato Senator Thomas D.
Long, who acted as his attorney, he
"Mr. Long, will you shako hands
with mo from the top?"
Mr. Long mounted tho scaffold and
complied with tho condemned man's
The cap was then pulled down and
Lebeau dropped seven feet, the crowd
hearing tho snap bf tho man's neck.
Lebcfau went into a frenzy during tho
reading of the death warrant, protest
ing against tho word "murderer," de
claring ho was no murderer, and im
ploring tho sheriff to desist reading.
Easly Morning Fire Consumes"
Freight Carsdn North Globe
NFire of unknown cxjgin-.consumed two
freight cars on the bridge Eouth of the
Old Dominion smelter about 2 o'clock
this morning and was only prevented
from destroying a part of tho bridge
by a hard fight by the fire department.
The box cars were "empty and it is
thought that a tramp may havo set fire
to one of them while using it as sleep
ing, quarters. The flames gained con
siderable headway before they we
discovered and as It was. a-long, run
CHICAGO, April 2. As a result of
the threatening labor situation, sixteen
members of' tho Builders' Employers'
association asked tho circuit court to
day for an injunction to restrain overy
member , in tho Associated Building
Trades from interfering -with their
The injunction suit was et for hear
At Los Angeles
Los Angeles 2; Portland 5.
At San Francisco . ,,
San Francisco 0; Oakland 3. '
Sacramento 0; Vernon 4, ',"
CITY CLERK LIVING
LIFE OF PRODIGAL
BALTIMORE, April 2. Wm. I.
Downs, a young clork in the city regis
ter's office, was hold today on $50,000
bail for hearing on a chargo of having
embezzled city funds.
States Attorney Owens says the
amount will probably aggregate $100,
000. Brown is 2G years old and has
been living in a stylo beyond tho means
of a $900 a year clerk.
PEACE MAY NOW REIGN
BELGRADE, April 2. The final
stop toward conclusion of the difficulty
between Austria-Hungary and Servia
was taken today when Count Forgach.
Austro-Hungarian minister, delivered
to the foreign office his government's
acknowledgment of tho Servian note,
nceepting the solution of tho trouble
proposed by tho towers.
AT NAPLES SHORTENED
" NAPLES, April 2. Tho Hamburg;
which is due Sunday, will not arrive un
til Monday, because of bad weather.
Despite thirf, the steamer Admiral, on
which Roosevelt will be a pannenger to
Mombasa, will leave Monday night,
Roosevelt, therefore, will only havo a
few hours here, and this fact has upset
all tho plans of the peoplo of Naples
to receivo him.
LONG DISTANCE WALKER
OPPOSED TO MARATHONS
SHARON, Pa., April 2. Edward
Payson Weston, tho pedestrian, arrived
in Sharon shortly after 7 o'clock to
night. Ho loft Mcadville at 4:30 this
morning, making forty miles today.
After tho night's rest, ho will leave
for Youngstown in tho morning, and
will stay in Canton over night. Weston
declared that' Marathoil races are
wicked, injure tho health and should
not bo permitted.
Black Hand Chief
CHICAGO, April 2. Vinccnzo Gera
ci, who is said by the police to bo the
leader of the Chicago Black Hand, was
arrested here today in tho oflice of Dr.
Peter Cutrera, from whom tho Italian
demanded $3,000 on pain of death.
Geraci, it is said, had given evidence
concerning his associates in tho plot,
and tho police expect soon to arrest sev
eral more members of tho band.
FIRE FOLLOWS SHOT..
BRADFORD, Pa., April 2.-T.wcnty
pergonS) including several school chil
dren, were burned, eight Eorionsly, this
afternoon by an explosion following tho
shooting of an oil well with 120 quarts
of nitro glycerine.
for the department, the bor cars, were
a total loss and the bridge was on fire
before any great amount of water could
bj played on the flames. A line of hose
from the Wedge saloon rendered valu
The brldgo was damaged to some ex
tent, but not enough, to delay traffic
to and from the mine, it is thought.
The damago could only bo approx
imated this morning, but it is thought it
will run up to several hundred dollars)
PRICE FIVE CENTS
PANAMA LIBEL CASE
MANY NEWSPAPER MEN EXAM-
DNED BY GRAND JURY CON.
WILL BE TRIED IN NEW YORK
RESUMPTION OF INVESTIGATION
AGAINST PUBLISHERS OF
NEW YORK WORLD.
NEW YORK, April 2. Investigate,
of the Panama libel charge against tbo
INew YorkWorld was resumed befow
i tie federal ground-jury today under
'ration of Stuart McNamara, special
'ix-Uunt attornev general.
It was said the purpose of tho new
inquiry was to obtain indictments in,
this city against tho publishers and pos
sibly one of the editors of the World,
Who recently were indicted in Wash
ington, in order that their trials might
bo held in Now York instead of Wash
ington. The witnesses 8ubpoenaed to appear
beforo the grand jury today incibdel
Don C. Seitz, business manager of tho
World; Dumont Clark, vice presiden; of
tho Pross Publishing company, which
publishes tho World; N. G. Thwaitw,
secretary to Joseph Pulitzer, publisher;
C. M. White, assistant cashier; Earl
Harding and David Ferguson, reporters,
and John Hadwin, messenger in tho
Subpoenaes havo also been issued for
S. M. Williams, a World reporter, who
is now abroad, and John C. Hammand,
n newspaper man, who is ill and in tho
When tho jury took up tho Panama
matter, after considering several other
cases, George M. Roc, in the office of
the officer of Texas in New York city,
was called to testify. He spent but a
short time in, the grand jury room and
was" followed by Vice. President Clark
of the Press Publishing .company.
RIO GASR REWARDS
GREATEST RUNNERS IN WORLD
WILL COMPETE AT POLO
GROUNDS TODAY. '
MANY NATIONS REPRESENTED
GALAXY OF MOST FAMOUS RUN
NERS IN WORLD TO COM
PETE FOR PURSES.
NEW YORK, Arpil 2. Tho Interna
tional Marathon derby, which will out
class all professional running .events
ever held in this country, will bo held
tomorrow. Six of the greatest long dis
tance runners in the world will start
in theh raco of 20 miles, 3S5 yards, at
tho Polo grounds at 3 p. m.
Never before has such a galaxy of;
runners been brought together, The
United States, England, Ireland, Can
ada, Italy and France will be represent
ed, eaeh by its best man, and a thrill
ing race for tho big cash prize is a cer
tainty. Johnny Hayes, winner of the Olympic
Marathon in London, tho exciting raco
that has -boVn responsible for the Mara
thon cfazo hero, will represent tho
United States; Alfred Shmbb, the
speedy Briton, will represent England;
Thomas Longboat, Indian, will wear the
maple leaf of Canada; Dorando Pietri,
tho Capri bnkcr, will represent Italy;
Matthew Maloney of Yonkers, but only
a few years ago from his native land, ,
will bear Ireland's insignia, and Henri
St. Yves, a young man who recently
ceased to bo a waiter to don spike shoes',
will carry the tri-color of France. ,
Longboat is tho favorite by 7 to 5;
with Dorando next at 9 to 5; Shrubb
and Maloney at, 4 and 5 to 1, respective
ly, with Hayes 10, and St Yves 12 to 1.
The men arc all in fine condition. Th
prize is $10,000 in cash, divided into
four purses, $5,000 for first; $2,500 for
second; $L500 for third; and $1,000 for
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