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The Gateway To THE WEST COAST —OF— MEXICO Y r OLUME 3 EXPERTS PROHBSE Flu M FREES OBREGON TO AMERICANS HOPES FORIAN END TO EXTERNAL DIFFICULTY BETWEEN MEXICO AND UNITED STATES * ' * 3 Pledges, If Elected President Os Mexico Broad Fraternization With All Nations On The Continent For His Policy (United Press Service) NEW YORK, May 21.—The great est desire of General Obregon is that “there shall disappear forever all ex ternal difficulties between Mexico and the United States.” That sentiment he expressed in a message to the United Press, n reply to a request from the United Press itself for an outline of the attitude of the new government in Mexico toward the . United States. The answer of Gen eral Obregon follows: “CITY OF MEXICO, May 21.—T0 The United Press, New York City, U. S. A.: Replying to your message I can say that the revolutionary move meni which was started in Sonora in the early days of April has terminat ed without considerable shedding of, blood, because upon this occasion the | MAKING A MOUNTAIN OF A MOLEHILL Those eiig ntering the Sisk ticket are maki: g a mountain out of a mole hill in the matter of a judge of the election. When the City Council named the election board the law was observed, and a judge with a clerk was named from each political pr.ity. A. L. Peck, who is a life long Republican was named as the judgd for that party. J. D. Hennigan was appointed judge for the Democratic Party. The law, in Paragraph 1838, Page 634, provides that town and city elec tions shall be conducted as nearly as many be, as provided by law for the general county officers. Paragraph 1840, on the same page provides that the common council shall appoint three suitable persons as judges of election. Paragraph 2917, page 976 provides that the l county board of supervisors shall appoint one inspector and two judges of election, who are members of different political parties, and of the pai-ties which cast the highest number of votes in the state at the last general election; provides that if at least one week or more prior to such election the chairman of the county central committee of either of the two parties that cast the highest number of votes in the state at the last general election shall designate a member of such party as judge, the elector so designated shall be named a judge. The foregoing citations are the law It is not quoted in full, for its ver biage would fill a column. In selecting the election board the city council complied with the law by selecting Messrs. Peck and Hennigan for judges. They belong to the two political parties which cast the high est number of votes in the state at the last general election. There is nothing in the! law which provides for the contingency of either of the two leading political parties deliberately abandoning the field and neglecting to nominate a ticket. Finding that Mr. Peck would not Duu,,'OiiAsVSc£ Morning “Equ'l Rights For All; Special Privileges For None.”—Andrew Jackson. AN INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER people and the army were united. “Once order is re-established a pro visional president will be selected, and then I will resume my political campaign. “Carranza tried to force public opinion by violent proceedings, in or der to impose a successor who would continue his policy, and that was the true origin of the revolution. ‘‘lf the public vote favors me, and I am elected president, my policy will be unfolded in a fuller spirit of fraternity with all the peoples of this continent. My greatest desire is that there shall disappear forever all external difficulties which have created for a long time all uncertain relations between my country and the United States. “A. OBREGON. swallow the Sisk ticket the managers demanded of Mr. Peck, about a week ago, that he get off from the election board. He told them that it was ur to the city council to put him off. Since that there has beten addressed t* the council a request from the com mitlee that Mr. Peck be supplanted by Doctor Darby. No doubt the gen tleman is well qualified; but he is registered as a Democrat. Nor is the chairman of that committee acting as a member of one of the two poli tical parties casting the highest num ber of votes in the state at the lasi general election. Moreover, to ad upon that demand the board must il so in open session. Three Aulorme* are out of the city: Curtis, Fiedlei Butler. Three are in the city: Bow man, Wylie, Ford. Acting Mayc . Harrison is also in the city. A meet ing of the council was called Thurs day evening. There was no quorum, hence no meeting. So if the coun cil is disposed to make a change in the judge and put in someone beteid< Mr. Peck, it was not able to act. But, as stated, Doctor Darby is registered as a Democrat. Were he put upon the election board it would give two Democratic judges, which would be contrary to the law. Doctor Darby’s name was before the Demo cratic mass meeting for nomination as alderman. Had the council been with a quorum, and put Doctor Dar by upon the election board, all straight Republicans would have had just as good cause to object as have the l present objectors. * And beside \ that there is the objection that the de ! mand for Doctor Darby does not jeome from the chairman of a com mittee representative of either of the ! political parties polling the hig;hest number of votes in the state at the last general election. And one of the curiosities of the j registration is that up to the present time but four persons have declared themselves to be members of the Non- Partisan Citizen’s ’Party. In deliberately sinking their party organization and putting up a hybrid ticket, the managers of the Sisk KNIGHT COLUMBUS PICNIC A'i Knights their families and Vends are invited to be present a' i picnic to be given at Guebabi under the auspices of the Nogales Council No. 1784, Sunday, May 23rd. Auto mobiles and trucks will start from ihe Club Recreativo, Wise building at 10 A. M. sharp. Members, owners of are requested to bring same l in ol der to provide accommodations foi all who may wish to attend. THE COMMITTED PICNIC DE LOS CABALLEROS Df COLON El Comite tiene cl gusto de invit:r i todos los Caballeros sus faniilia? amigos a un picnic que se dara b:ij< •s auspicies del Concilio No. 1784 ers luevavi el domingo entrante, 23 de la.vo. Automoviles y trucks partiran -. las 10 de la rnahana del Club Re reativo, en el edificio Wise. A los •liembros del Concilio que tengan lutomoviles se les suplica atenta nente se sirgan ponerlos a la dis posieion del Comite. EL COMITE THE SPONSORS In presenting the petitions foi ilacing- upon the official ballot ti c Non-Partisan Citizen’s ticket, there was made public of course all signer? to the same. They were individual petitions; one for mayor, and six foi councilmen. The names and party designations as registered, are as foi lows: A. L. Gustetter, R; A. S. Noon, R: H. M. Clagett, R; E. K. Cumming, R: Ben Evans, R; E. M. Mather, R; J W. Edwards, R; Charles W. Doherty, R; Bracey Curtis, R; T. A. Hanlan, D; 0. H. Weaver, R; C. T. Jones, R; T E. Lake, R; C. T. Fraizer, R; H. R Renshaw, R; C: C. Nordholm, D; V. A. Smelker, R; Earl D. Hammack, R; L. M. Raines, D; Roy A. Noon, R; E. J. Holden, R; H. R. Conrforth.R The foregoing were on the petition for mayor. Upon the petitions foi ildermen are the foregoing, and these beside: Hugo W. Miller, R; D. H. Scherb l; W. J. Cavanaugh, D; H. Davidson D. Os twenty-six signers but five arc 'Democrats. All the rest are Repub icans, and some of the most prgmin ent of those a!re identified very em phatically with the Roy & Titcomb First National Bank ring that was fired out of the town government two years ago. H. M. Clagett, E. K umming and J. W, Edwards were nembers of the council which in creased the debt of the town from about .$17,000 to more than SBO,OOO, and were all rejected for re-election. And, as has been asserted in these columns before Mr. Clagett sat in the board and in the Mayers chair two years, int rested in dealings with Roy & Titcomb, when the law plainly states that nothing of the kind shall be permitted, prescribing fine or im prisonment or both, for those who do violate the law. Bracey Curtis is presieient of the First National Bank, Roy Noon an employe. Really the sponsors for the Sisk ticket are some thing of a load to carry. Then of the five Democrats on the petition, C. C. Nordholm is in the employ of Roy & Titcomb, while W J. Cavanaugh is a son-in-law of Mr Bowman, candidate for mayor. Ob viously they could not be expected t< do anything else. And they ar e citet. only to show how little weight is ti be given their attitude. Roberto Pesquiera, financial agent j lor the new Mexican government at i * Paso, yesterday informed the Obre ! 'V> n headquarters here that two prominent Mexican attorneys, Rafael ■ Zuburan and Senon Neri would ar ■ i’iva in Nogales today on their way j to Hcrmcssilo for a conference with first C .ief de la Huerta. | bantling have put themselves outside I the law. J The law seems to set lightly upon that crowd anyhow. Nogales, Arizona, Saturday Horning, May 22,1920 KNOX PEACE RESOLUTION SENT TO THE PRESIDENT (United Press Service) WASHINGTON, May 21.—Today he House passed the Knox Peace Resolution, as passed already in the lenate, and with proper certification y the authorized officials' of both .ouse and Senate the measure lias teen sent to President Wilson. .1. It is considered practically certain bat the President will veto the rlution. The vote was 228 to 139, indicat ing that the measure cannot be pass ed over the veto, as the majority giv n is less than the two-third vote necessary to override an executive disapproval. Nineteen Democrats bolted their party leadership, voting for the res >lut‘.on. Two Republicans voted “No”. Summarized the resolution provides i Congressional declaration of term nation ol the war by repealing res lut'ons adopted in 1917, declaring hat a state of war existed between he United States and Germany, with Vuslria-Hungary-, repeal of war leg slation; and reserving to the United states all rights accruing under the armistice and the Treaty of Versail 'es. • , . •■< Red Butler, accountant for the S. ?. de Mexico, was a passenger on last lights train from the south, coming up from Empalme, for a sojourn in :he stated. CARRANZA CAN HAVE ASYLUM ON AMERICAN WARSHIPSIFHE REQUESTS IT. VILLA REPORTED BOTHERSOME IN COAHUILA ; • jTi: •■* * - , flie Fugitive President Closely Pursued. Cut The Revolution Is Reported Willing That He Shall Escape ■ - • 1 IV t AJ * lib.il* (United Press Service) CITY OF MEXICO, May 21.—Ac cording to latest reports received here Carranza plans to make his way to some port in the • Tuxpam District, and take ship for either the United States or Cuba. It is believed that the revolutionary government will not object to Carranza’s; escape. - REPORTED CLOSELY PURSUED (United Press-Service) WASHINGTON, May 21.—Mexi can revolutionary forces are in close pursuit of Carranza, according to late advices to the State l Department. He was last reported at Seacatlan, in the state of Puebla. Various rebel col umns are reported in pursuit of the presidential fugitive, whose . evident purpose was believed to reach Vera Cruz. V > i AMERICAN WARSHIPS TO RECEIVE (United Press Service)’ VERA CRUZ, May 21.—1 t w re ported in revolutionary circles here ! that American warships in Vera Cruz harbor have orders to receive Car J. C. TOVREA FOR ALDERMAN *T- C. Toyrea, rjinnipg for alderman on the Democratic ticket for the city election next Monday, is one of the best known and most stable citizens of Nogales. Mr. Tovrea is a native of Illinios and came to Arizona in • 1891, since which tme he has made this state his home. He camd to Nogales on January 1, 1916, to fill the post of man ager of the Nogales branch of E. A. Tovrea & Co., at the time they opened their market in this city, and has been a resident of the city since that time. Mr. Tovrea is a stockholder and director of E. A. Tovrea & Co.y the largest packing con cern in the southwest, a care ful and conservative business man and one of the best boost ers for Nogales that can he found. He is looking forward to the time 1 when Nogales will be the metropolis of the south ern border, and would be a great help in planning such a growth of the city on progres sive lines. Mr. Tovrea is a rather retir ing man, and it took consider able persuasion on the part of his friends to get him to con sent to letting his name go to the nominating convention; but he is a man of strong convic tions and will when elected do everything in his power for the welfare of the city, and will do what hel thinks best for the city regardless of friendship or poli tical affiliations. - - ranza aboard and convey him to friendly territory, should he make t request for such service. VILLA REPORTED THREAT-' j . ENING (United Press Service) EAGLE PASS, May 21. Follow ing reported threats that Villa would siefce wheat and other agricultu.u' products in that vicinity, Mexican revolutionary troops left Piedras Negras, today, to go to Muzquiz, in the state of Coahuila, to protect property from attack threatened. ■A n " ' 1 • Ar want new DEPOT \ The chamber of commerce of No gales, Sonora, has petitioned the Southern Pacific del Mexico to build a new depot at Magdalena, the depot at that town having been burned down about three years ago. APPOINTED EXECUTOR ~ - W. G. Bowman was yesterday ap pointed excutor of the estate of the late Clay Mundy. Mr. Mundy at the time <Jf his death was accountant for Thg Modem Store, i %. . FOODSTUFFS YIELDING & DEPARTMENT STORES MARKING DOWN PRICES FOR FALL CATALOGUES ‘ f : . L ~ " 1 - ‘ti •.* i Sugar Sharps Say Brokers >Havfi Cornered The Market, And Prices Can Be Shaken Down Fifty Per Cent. Relief of Freight Car Con gestion Will Help (United Press Service) CHICAGO, May 21.—Gradual de crease in food prices throughout the country is in prospect, according to wholesale grocers, economists, and other experts in touch with the situa tion. Reports received showed a trend to ward lower prices of food in some sections as noticeable already, al though no sudden drop like that in clothing and other merchandise is looked for in food products. The general opinion is, however, that the market must drop eventually. That cleaning up of freight con gestion, already under way, will go liar toward clearing the road for de crease in food prices, all experts be lieved. Prices of meat, butter and sugar are reported lower in Boston. No changes are reported in New York, Chicago or the West. However grocers say they are planning for a drop. Flour prices are down in Minne apolis, the milling center of the Mid- West. Sears, Roebuck & Co., large dealers in foodstuffs, are compiling their autumn catalogue, and they have an nounced that the prices quoted for food products will be 1 lower. The woolen market is demoralized; quotations today are 60% lower than prices formerly prevailing. SUGAR CAN DROP (United Press Service) WASHINGTON, May 21.—“ Retail sugar prices can be reduced 50%,” J. H. McLaurin announced immediate ly iollowing a conference held with Attorney General Palmer and the Southern Wholesale Grocers’ Associa tion, at which he was present as a leading member of the Association. ‘‘The trouble with the sugar situa t on’ said Mr-. McLaurin, “is hoard ing and interference by brokers, they have cornered the supply.” Immediately after meeting with the grocers Attorney General Palmer went into conference with a delega tion of sugar importers from New fork and other Atlantic Coast Cities. TWENTY PER CENT REDUCTION (United Press Service WASHINGTON, May 21. Of ficials in touch with the nation’s banking system predicted today, that if the Federal Reserve Board is able to carry through its program of NOTICE SUBSCRIBERS in Nogales receiving The Daily Morning Oasis by carrier and the boy fail ing to deliver before 8 o’clock A. M., any day, are requested to phone 52W., and the missing copy will be sent from the office. A Region Teeming With PoeeiblHtieo THE WEST COAST —OF— MEXICO Four Pages—No. 147 credit deflation prices will he reduced at least 20%, - / Breaking up of the freight car con gestion, started today by the Inter state commerce Commission, is also - -xpected to result -in Jtowering^prices: As free distribution of commodities is resumed, a decline in prices which may reach 20% s looked for by some government .experts. _• ' GONZALES RETIRES -■ . ( (Special To “The Oasis”) HERMOSILLO, May 21.—General Pablo Gonzales, formerly onel of Car ranza’s leading generals, and a one time aspirant for the presidency, has wired First Chief del la Huerta of the Independent Constitutionalist move ment, declaring his allegiance to the movement’ and announcing officially his withdrawal from the presidential race. Gonzales declared in his mess age that his only desire now is to be a private citizen of Mexico. SERVED HIS TIME Jesus Valdez, who was sentenced a month ago to serve* thirty days in the county jail for attempting to carve and officer with a razor, completed his sentence yesterday and was re leased from the jail. This leaves only one prisoner in the Hotel de Ear hart. r 1 • •*- * ASK LOWER RATES The Chamber of Commerce of No gales, Sonora, yesterday sent a res olution to the treasury department of the Independent ' Constitutionalist government of Mexico, petitioning the department to reduce the export duty on cattle. The petition sets forth that the new duty which was recent ly increased is such as to injure the cattle industry of Sonora, and brings out the fact that Sonora cattle 1 must be sent out of the state for. final growth and fattening. TO MEXICO CITY Manuel Vargas, private secretary to General Obregon, arrived in No gales last evening on the train from HermosHlo, and leaves today for Mex ico City, via El Paso and Juarez, to join his chief. Mr. Vargas came to Sonora some weeks ago on a special mission from General Obregon. „ ; L. W. Mayhood, agent for the S.P. de Mexico at Empalme, was a passen ger on last nights train from the south.