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TRAIN ROBBERS AR
MEN By POSSE
Ave Two Brothers, Aged 17
and .18, and Were Ilead-
cd for Mexico
.Will' Be Taken to Phoenix
by Maricopa Sheriff
PHOENIX, Ariz., May 12.
The two bandits who held
up the Phoenix & Marutopa
passenger train last night
near here Avere captured to
night by a posse headed by
Sheriff Carl Jlayden and Im
migration inspector Croniu
in the desert beyond -Casa
A brief telegram to C. M.
Scott, superintendent, of the
Phoenix & Maricopa rail
road, announced l;ho capture
but gave no details further
than the fact that the motor
car' of Ilayden, used in the
Chase, could not withstand
the rough trail over which
the 'fleeing bandits forced
their stolen ponies.
"The machine is smashed,
but we got tho bandits any
how," read Haydcn's mes
sage. Efforts so far to
reac.li the sheriff at Casa
Grande and m'oenre tho
names of the robbers, have
Superintendent S.cott tele
graphed a reply to Sheriff
Ifcrydcn to board the Rock
Island Limited and transfer
lw, ,...,- ,.,i.:, nl,N.
iu uiu nam iiiuiviii x iiuuuj ,
at 7 o'clock in the morning
' - ROBBERS MERE BOYS '
At 2 o'clock this morning tho follow
ing information was obtained from tho
telegraph operator at Casa . Grnlide,
where Sheriff Hnyden and party, in
chargo o.f tho prisoners, arc resting
for -tho night, before taking tho- train
for Phoenix this morning.
The boys names aro Earnest Wood
son, aged IS, and Oscar Woodson, aged
17, brothers, from Oklahoma City, Okla.
They say they have been in Arizona
i iew minims wuruing as rancn minus,
OFFICIAL STOLE SUPPUES
General Uprising Feared in
China Against Present
VICTOIUA, 1!. C, May 12. Japaneso
refugees front Changsha who arrived in
Japan shortly, before tho sailing of tho
steamer Kamakura Maru say that pecu
lation by tho Chinese officials was the
cause1 of' tho recent outbreak. Mr. Suz
uki, a Jnpaneso postmaster, said that
when rice was distributed to the famine
sufterers last year, tho governor, Tseng,'
defrauded tho peoplo of 20 per cent of
tho allowance of grain, and many died
of starvation. j
Their bodies weie collected and bur
They borrowed horses from a livery
stablo at Phoenix, we'nt to tho Gila
river anil tied them iu tho brush, walked
to Maricopa, got on the train and held
They left the train nepr wherte their
horses wero tied and did not take time
to initio them, cut the ropes and hit for
tho Mexican lino and crossed tho
Southern Pacific about hreo miles from
TIi emain posse, composed of .TefT Ad
ams, John Nelson, W. II. Woolf, J. T.
Murphy and Billy Wilson and three In
dian policemen, from Sacaton, followed
their trail until within about fivo mibs
of where the men were capturol. They
mid their horses were about dead for
w;atcr and they wore, figuring on a do
toti'r of nbont eight miles to reach wa
tcr, when tho sheriff's automobile over
took them. AVilson, wIiom? hoi so was
played out, got' in tho automobile, and
with Will McCarthytho' driver, and
Croniu and Hnyden, they followed tho
trail about' five miles, ivhcio they ran
upon the robbeis.
They had just unsaddled their horses
for rest and the youngest luul taken
his gun oir mid came out to ask tho
paity in the auto for water. Before ho
knew what was up ho was covered and
ordered to throw up his hands.
His biother was trying to got his
riflo out of tho scabbard when ho was
covered. Ho was slow about throwing
his hands up and came near being shot,
bu't finally decided to surrender.
On the return to Casa Graudo Tilth
tho prisoners tho automobile broke
down ami tho party came in with an
Indian in his wagon.
When captured one of ilfo Inly ban
dits had .SO in his pockets and the
other but a small sum in change.
A card case belonging to Ralph Stur
gls'of Globe, containing $C", was found
near tho scene of the holdup, evidently
having been dropped by the robbers iu
their haste to mako their escape.
Aero Club of America Will
Hold Aviation Meeting
on Long Island
NEW YORK, May' V. America 'a
first international avitatiommeeting for
tho championship of tho world will bo
held on Long Island.
St. Louis, Indianapolis, Los Angeles,
Seattle, Washington find Balfilnoro have
been bidders for tho contest, but the
Aero CIul) of America, after several
I ,1 i. 1 It, . . t ! -I -T
,"onllls 0l ueimeranuu, seicc.eu ..New
ork, because foreign aviators havo sig
nified their disinclination to undertake
tho oxpeuso of a long land trip after
Ciossing tho ocean.
PHIL M'GOVERN IS
BEATEN BY COTJLON
NEW YORKMav 12. .Tohn Coulou
of Chicago ou'tfought and outpointed
Phil McGovcrn" (Terry V brother), in a
slashing ten-round go before tho Madi
son club tonight. JMcUovcrn hnislieu
strong, but Coulon was clearly the bet-
McGovern floored him with a right
I qwinf to tho imv in thn third round, but
I oulon got up quickly and with a glanc
mir blow to the lieail nut .WCaovom
ied in ouo grove, and resentment against
tho governor, together with fears of re
turning famine, resulted in th0 out
break, followed by attacks on missions
and foreigners. The statement that
Governor Tseng had been killed is de
nied. It is said ho hid himself in a
poor Chinese house and a servant, who
put on tho fugitive's clothing, uas
killed in mistake for tho governor.
Many of the Japanese refugees had stir
ring stories of narrow escapes to tell.
They got away with only tho clothing
in winch they stood.
A wide-spread anti-dynastic move
ment is feared by tho Chinese govern
ment, tne ring leaders having estab
lished themselves at Shanghai, Tien
Tsin, Hankow and other places to carry
on a propaganda of revolution. Tho
.stae council has voted a large sum of
monej to trace do.ui the leaders.
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY,
TWO YIEWS OF THE BATTTESHIP FLORIDA
IN THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD
AND SECRETARY MEYER
n JZ&S&'ft ?' TWO VJWS OF A ' it
Lsr' U y BATTLESHIP FLORID b
MUMJWSo8JS v i i PHiffHlli""y i H il ''h'ii i ill niMi r "Mh "I1 ii
Monster Launched Yester
day Exceeds Any Other
in Massy Weight
XJ3W YjORKy-Mayr.'. The biggest
ship in the, American navy slid off the
waves today at tho "Now York navy
yard when tho battleship, Floiida drop
ped jnto the water. Later on when the
Arkansas and tho Wyoming, now n'nder
construction are afloat, they will exceed
the Florida in size by three thousand
tons, a differenco sufficient to make i:
pretty good liner iu itself. The Florida
herself is by no means finished, for as
she went oft tho waves today sho was
only about sixty per cent advanced to
wards completion, which means that sho
was not much more than a vast empty
hull and still awaits all of the thousand
boilcis and main and secondary engines
and armor and equipment that go to
make up tho ship leady for commission.
Piobably theie is not a battleship
afloat that could tackle the Florida on
even terms, when her commander's flag
flies fiom tho ungraceful, but formid
able, skeleton , masts which will be
placed upon her, that is, provided tho
naval designers do not - chnngo their
minds, as to tho utility of this novel
feature of marine architecture within
'the next eighteen months, by which
time the Florida should be in commis
sion. The ship is the fust of any real im
portance to be constructed in a govern
ment navy yard for a number of years
and naturally her performance will be
wat.'hed with keen interest by tho pri
vate shipbuilders, who aro now build
ing her sister-ship the Utah iu Camden,
X. J. As a matter of tact tne .Nortn
Dakota, built by tho Foro River Ship
Building company and th0 Delaware,
constructed at Newport Xcws with the
Florida and Utah will mako what is
described as a unit in naval parlance,
meaning that tho vessels are practical
ly of tho same typo and may be expect
eil to opcrato together in naval war
fare. Tho Xorth Dakota and' Delaware
aro nearly two thousand tons smallei
than the other two vessels, though the
armament is 'practically tho same and
the smaller vessel's indeed aro rated at
about a uarter of a knot faster.
Tho Florida is 321 feet six 'incho-.
long, nearly as long as a city block;
her beam is SS feet SI- Inches; sho
draws SSV-i feet of water and displaces
21-823 tons in light order, while when
fully loaded, with her supplies and am
munition, she will measure up to 23,
033 tons. Her estimated speed is 2U!5J
knots per hour, which wou'ul have been
regarded a few yeais ago as tho top
notch for n swift unarmored cruiser.
Shp will carry 2,500 tons of coal in hor
bunkers, which should enable her to
madko tho round trip across tho Atlan
tic at half speed. Parsons turbine en
gines, built in tho New York Navy
yard, of the enormous power ot 2S,000
horse power will maintain the high
speed of this big ship and the steam
will be supplied by sectional boilers.
The main battel y of the ship will con
sist of ten twelve-inch rifles ai ranged
in pairs or turrets. Looking at her bow
on. ono would 'think that the Florida
had what is called superposed or dou
ble-deckcd turrets like the Kearsargo
and the Kentucky, but as a matter of
fact there arc only ten guns in each
of tho five turrets and the becond tur
ret in the fore part of the ship is nec
essarily elevated on a super-structure
so as to bo able to fire freely over the
ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MAY
ton of the foremast turret. There is a
very formidable secondary battoiy com
posed of sixteen five-inch rapid fliers,
four three pounders, two one pounders
and a number of machine guns. There
are also two twenty-ones-inch sub
merged tubes for torpedoes.
dust what the armor is to bo on these
ships the naval designers will not tell.
That maiks tho adoption of a new pol
icy in tho American navy where here
tofore it has been customary to set out
in smallest detail in the chief 'construc
tor's annual reports tho thickness of
every inch of armor in a ship. It is be
lieved though that the side armor will
average about twelve inches and that
it will bo extended over a length of
tho ship heretofore uncovered and will
be much widor than the ordinary armor
belt so as not to expose tho under body
of the ship. when sho rolls iu a sea
wave. It will tako moro than a thousand
men to manage this great fighting ma
chine; the minimum requirement is six
ty officers and 931 enlisted men. The
estimated cost of tho ship complete is
$0,000,000 as fixed in the Act of May
13, 190S. Her keel was laid March U,
190!), so that the naval constructor
have reason to bo proud of the rapidity
with which they havo carried on t'ueir
Los Angeles Copper in Jail
on Charge of Selling Con
LOS ANGKLKS, Cal., May 12 Jacob
Hartnagel, the former policeman, whose
resignation was accepted by tho police
commission' several days ago, after ho
had confessed to having sold four tins
of onium that had been seized in a
Chinatown aid, surrendered tonight ami
was placed in jail on a charge of felony
embezzlement. The arrest followed his
Tho charge against Hartnaglo was
the lesult of an application made by
itayor Alexander to tho district attor
ney to investigate Hartnagel's case.
The mayor's lfquest was made when
the action of the police commission, of
which he is the head, became the sub
ject of criticism. The meeting accept
ing Hartnagel's resignation in consid
eration for tho feelings of his wife was
lescinded and tho confession ho made
to Chief of Police Galloway was sub
nutted to tho district, attorney.
LOSE LIVES III
WARNING ISSUED, BUT
GOES UNHEEDED BY
MANCHESTER, England, May 12.
One hundred and thirty-seven miners
lost their lives today in an explosion
at the Wellington coal mine at White
Haven. Rescue parties succeeded In
saving four men, but fire had broken
out in the workings, leaving practical
ly no hope for these entombed.
Throughout tho day rescue parties
made considerable progress in the mine,
but the vork was stopped tonight by
collapse of tho roof.
A curious fact is that a colliery warn
ing was publish6d in many newspapers
in the mining districts of tho kingdom
yesterday to the effect that the un
ifsually high barometeric conditions
made firedamp explosions probable and
underground workers should be on tho
alert. The barometer reached its high
est reading in the White Haven district.
King lieorge tonight sent a mes-stge
of sympathy to the owners of the :ol
liery. CALIFORNIA VISITED
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal.. May 12.'
A sharp earthquake shock frightened
the people of the cntiro valley tonight
at 10:30. Tho first shock was heavy,
followed by several tremors and a deep
mnibling thai created terror in several
sections. No damage is reported.
REDLANDSCal., May 12. A slight
earthquake shock was felt here at 10:30
o'clock. No damage is reported.
RIVERSIDE, Cal., May 12. Several
earth tremors were felt hare shoitly ni
ter 10 o'clock tonight.
BAKERSF1ELD, Cal., May 12. Sev
eral sections of the oil district reported
slight earthquake shocks this afternoon.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 12. The se
ismograph at the University of 'Wash
ington recoidcd a slight shock at 9:10
o'clock this morning. It is considered
local, traveling north and south.
Dies Poor After
Making Many Men
DKNVKI!, Colo., May 12.
August Kische, who discovered tho
"Little Pittsburg" mine that
J started the Leadville boom, and
4 laid the foundation of tho fortunes 4"
S of a score of millionaires, died of 4-
pneumonia at his home hero today,
4 Risclm accumulated '$300,000 in
4- his mining ventures, but ran 4
4" through his fortune, and for sev- 4"
4- oral years prior to his death was 4
4- employed as a watchman at the 4"
4- state capitol building. 4
.2'3a''?,j.i3'$.'i.44'i'fi'.4S. ANTEDATEO LETTER
Attorney General Declares
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 11. The
surpnso today in the Ballinger-Pinchot
inquiry was tho reading by Secretary
Hallinger of a letter addressed by At
torney General Wiickcrshani to a Oiouso
committee, in which he made the admis.
sioiv that ho antedated the summary of
the GiaS'is charges -vhich he prepared
for the president.
Wickersham says ho disciused the
matter with the president and supplied
him with a mass of information bearing
on the subject, but. thq summary "Nec
essarily was made up afterward, and
piopcrly boro the date upon which tho
matter it contained was presonted to
and considered by the president."
Coincident witli maqing public this
letter, a reply was received from Os
car Lawlor, assistant attorney general
of the interior department, which con
cerned tlie preparation of the letter of
September 13, 1909, exonerating Hal
linger and dismissing Glavis, stating
that ho kept no copy of his memoran
dum. In compliance with a renewed request
by Attorney Hrandeis, counsel for
Glavis, the aommittee again called on
the attorney general for this memoran
dum. Glavis' counsel is trying to
prove that Lawlor, practically an em
ployee of the interior department, really
"tried" the case for the president and
attornev general subsequent to the pro
mulgation of the "verdict," and pre
pared the su'mmary in an effort to justi
fy the president 's action.
PHOENIX, May 12. Dick Levy, who
is. accused of having robbed two stores
at Miami, near Globe, of about $700,
,-ori ot. ATpsa filtv this evening
Levy is said to have made a hurried
flight from Miami, alter looung me "a
registers of his employer's store and
ht nf n nelrfiborins establishment. He
mo., nrrested at Mesa City on a descrip
tion wired there by Sheriff Thompson
Ul ct lit tuuufji
Sheriff Thompson followed the alleged
absconder to Mesa City ana wui tase
tne prisoner oatK w mum mmm
Fearful Crime Laid at Door
of Contractor in Cali
SANTA ANA. Cal., May 12. Fol
lowing the testimony of his mother in
law and revcral neighbors at a cor
oner's inquest today, Frank Skelly, a
contractor and lumberman, was ariest
cd tonight pending an investigation of
the alleged murder of his wife, who,
until the startling developments of tho
inquiry, was supposed to hae died of
injuries received Friday in the explo
sion of u gasoline stove.
According to tho testimony of the
mother-in-law, Mrs. .1. T. Lewis, there
was no stove explosion, but Skelly
threw the gasoline over his wife and
then applied a match. Mrs. Lewis
swoie that her testimony was baed on
a statement her daughter made as she
lay dying in the hospital here.
"tru l.i'wis. however, was not the first
to bring the allegations of murder to
the attention of the authorities. She
declared her daughter begged her to
ACCUSED ROBBER OF
mimm is me
COVERED WIFE WITH OIL
KB APPLIED THE MATCH
PRICE FIVE CEx
Boys Desert Dring Girls and
Strike Out in Coward
ice for Shore
ONE BETUKNS AND
PAYS WITH LIFE
Bodies of JEiglit Victims of
Leaking Boat Recovered
WILKESBAHBE, Fa., May 12.
Eight high sclipol students, six girls
and two boys, lost their yves today,
whilo boating on the Paper Mill dam,
at Huntington Mills, about twenty
miles below this city.
Twelve students of the Huntington
high school secured two boats at tho
noon houV and started for a row. The"
dam is nearly half a mile wide and
when "the two craft had reached the
center it was noticed that one of them
had sprung a leak. The two boats then
were pulled together by tho young men
in the party and an effort made to
transfer the girls frotu the .leaking boat
to tile safer one. The last one of the
party had scarcely'sot foot in the boat
when it began to sink.
'The girls wero helpless and tlw boys
who, with the exception of Bodson, were
expeit swimmers, struck out for the
shore, where they reached in safety.
Miunich had no soDiicr gained the
bank than he noticed two girls cling
ing to the sinking boat. He dashed into
the water and swam swiftly to tho
water filled boat. The girls were cling
ing to the boat, tho others having gone
down. Seizing Miss Davenport, Min
nich again started for the shore, but
the exertion was too much for the lad
and the two went down together with
in a stone's throw from the bank.
As soon as the accident became
known, grappling parties bpgan search
ing for tho bodies. All wero recovered.
LED THE PACE FOR
A SINGLE ROUND
Thompson Knocked Out Af-
SALT LAKE CITY,' Utah, May 12.
I. iA..fli itinnfinrr nf flirt lylltWpifhtS.
IIU limit" in.-i."fc v- v "ey" ---"
Cyclone Johnny" Thompson of Syca-
re, Ills., ana rete oiiinvan oi x-un
,..,,. foa nt Snltnir tonicht ended
in the ninth round, when Thompson
landed a knockout. Sullivan had the
ter of tho first round, but alter mat
iison bad lus own way.
keep it secret for the sake of the ehif
dren. But rumors circulating among
tho neighbors brought about the inquiry,
which resulted in the an est of Skelly
in a hospital, where he is being treated
for burns leceived in the firo that
brought deatii to his wife.
Neighbors who testified this afternoon
asserted that they saw Mrs. Skelly rush
out into the yard of her home with
her clothing ablaze and crying, "Whv
did you do if, Fiankf You have mur
dcred me! Why didn't you use :t pistol
instead of gasoline?"
"My daughter told me," said Mrs.
Lewis, "that her husband had threat
ened her Thursday night. He got up
first Friday morning, she said, and she
v,.,,.,l iiinin fin. Kifi'liiMi with a can of
gaoIine. When she asked what he was
going to do with it, lie leplied, 'I :rfu
going to kill you. '
"With that, she said, he threw tho
gasoline upon her and aplied a lighted
Skelly assisted the neighbors who
testified against him to extinguish the
flames. He said that his wife had cried
to him, "WI13' did you do it, Frank? '
but maintains that she was burned in,
a stove explosion.