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EPTJ AW INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY .MORNING, JUNE 19, 1913 10 PAGES VOL. XXIV. NO. 31 JE ZONA $ SOF MINERS READY TD WALK OUT On Eve of Departure of Senate Committee Inves tigating Conditions in West Virginia Comes a New Situation OPERATORS ON WITNESS STAND Claim Made That "Mother" Jones and Other Labor Agitators Are Responsi ble for Trouble in Paint and Cabin Creek ASSOCIATED FRFPS DISPATCH! CHARLESTON'. June IS. A gener al strike of the miners in the New River coal field district No. 29 of the united mine workers of America, will be called next week, according to an announcement tonight by Thomas Haggerty, a member of the interna tional miners board. 15.000 are em ployed in the field. The senate mine strike investigating committee closed its work here for the present and started tonight for Wash ington. The committee took under ad visement the request of the attorneys for the West Virginia coal operators that a sub-committee be allowed to re turn at a later time to complete the taking of evidence which the operators desire to submit. The investigation will be resumed soon at Washington. Today the operators controlling the mines where the trouble last year re sulted in riot and bloodshed continued the presentation of their side of the controversy. A witness was called who contradicted the contention of the miners that the presence of "mine guards" in the district was the cause of the trouble. Other witnesses were men working in the mines who told the committee that the wages paid, the conditions of work and life were satis factory. When the committee resumes its sessions in Washington a controversy will begin over the attitude of Senator Martine of New Jersey, one of the members of the committee toward the investigation. The operators attorneys today asked that following yesterday's near fist fight between Martine and Witness Quinn Morton, one of the operators be allowed a place in the record newspaper articles, one of them including a written statement by Mar tine criticising the operators. The re quest was made to Senators Swanson and Konyon but both argued with the operators and persuaded them to post pone any action in that direction until the committee returned to Washing ton. A serious controversy over Mar tine's activities hare will probably re sult. Several employes of a detective agency who acted as mine guards in the strike district were called by the operators today. All defended the ac tion of the guards, asserting that the original trouble was started by the miners and that the guards used guns only when forced to do so. In the afternoon the operators put on witnesses to show the activities of armed miners throughout the strike and called witnesses who testified that "Mother" Jones and other labor agi tators were the beginning of the troubles and urged the miners at the Union Mines in the Kanawha district near the strike zone to arm themselves to air the strikers. F. H. Suddy, superintendent of the Fnion Mine at Boomer, in the Kana wha field "said that the Italian who was killed in one of the first battles was employed at his mine. He told of a speech delivered by "Mother" Jones at his mine in which, he said, she urged the miners to keep their guns and save money to buy more. James Claggett, a coal inspector of Boomer, told of hearing "Mother" Jones make an "inflammatory" speech. "She told the miners he said "when she was ready for them to use the guns she would let them know. She said she was going to Charleston to tell the governor that if he did not release the prisoners held at the Pratt military headquarters they would tear up the state." C. C. Woods, a negro miner of Boo mer said he heard the same speech and "Mother" Jones told the men "that if necessary she would take a gun and go with them." "Did she use profane language?" asked Attorney Knight for the opera tors. "She swore a good deal for a lady" the miner replied. o THREE ARE CREMATED fAPSOCIATRtl PRESS DISPATCH! WINNKMUCCA, June 18. Clinton J. Arnold and two small children, were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their home fifteen miles from McDermitt on the Winnemucca MtDermitt road. o TWO FIREMEN KILLED ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH MINNEAPOLIS, June 18. Two firemen were killed and five serious ly injured in a fire which destroyed the high school here today. The loss is $375,000. THOUSAND Arizona Survivors Will The legislature of this state, having failed to make an appropriation for the payment of the transporta tion of survivors, living in this state, of the battle of Gettysburg,-to the reunion on the fiftieth anniver sary of that battle, and The Republican believing that Arizona should be represented in that mo mentous event, has undertaken to raise a fund for the sending of six veterans, three each Union and Confederate, to the reunion. Yesterday this paper accordingly opened a sub scription list and headed it with a subscription of $50. Other subscriptions were secured of generous amounts, and the list will be published tomorrow 'morning. Lists will be circulated today, and it is hoped that the contributions will be numerous. It is estimated, that from $800 to $1000 will be required. Some of the1 representatives may be able to pay their own transportation in part, while others will not be able to do so. A generous government and the generous state of Pennsylvania have provided that the old soldiers shall be their guests while at tending the reunion. It is the belief of The Republican that this reunion will result in the wiping away of all that remains of the bitterness engendered in the war between-the states. The following is the form of the subscription list which will be circulated todav: We believe that at the reunion of Confederate and Union Veterans to be held on the battlefield of Gettysburg on July 1st, 2nd, .".rd a rid 4th, under the auspices of the national government and the State of Penn sylvania, Arizona should be represented by a delegation of not less than six composed of three Union and three Confederate veterans, survivors of the battle of Gettysburg. At this joint reunion brother hood will prevail and there should be buried forever the last vestige of sectional animosity. As the legislature has failed to provide means to defray the ex penses of those attending this gathering of veterans from Arizona, and as some of those who go will not feel able to defray their own expenses, we cheerfully subscribe the amount set opposite our names to the fund being raised by THE ARIZONA KEPUBLICAX to he used in defraying such expenses. The men to go to be selected a committee composed of Governor Hunt, Capt. Wm. F. Fickas, Union Veteran, and Mr. J. J. Camp, a Confederate Veteran, both whom served at Gettysburg. GALLO SAYS OFFICERS WOULD NOT TESTIFY Convicted Bunco Man Makes State ment Incriminating Police. Tassociateo press dispatch SAN FRANCISCO, June IS. Michael Gallo the convicted bunco man, occupied the witness chair most of the day at the joint trial of Charles Taylor and Arthur MatfPhee, policemen bunco ring. Gallo made sensational charges against MacPhee and. Taylor in telling of his arrest in June 1912, and of his subsequent release because he said none of the arresting officers would testify against him. Gailo testified he was waiting in a saloon for a "sucker" to be brought in when Esola with Taylor and Mac Phee entered and arrested him. While on the way to prison, Gallo testified Esola said to him: "I'm just going to show you why you are going to pay 25 per cent or get out of town." At the prison Gallo said when he asked Esola how much bail was need ed, Esola turned to MacPhee and answered: "Ask the boss." MacPhee did not answer according to Gallo, but Taylor replied: "One thousand dollars." ROBBERS USE CONFUSE BLOODHOUNDS . AB80CIATED PRESS DIS PATCH 1 SPRINGBTELD, June 18. Although an army of sheriffs' deputies, special Illinois Central detectives and the en tire police force of this city were scouring the county today for the two masked men who held up the Diamond Special near Glenarm early this morn ing, the bandits remain at liberty. Bloodhounds were brought into play from St. Elmo late this afternoon and took up the scent near Fifteenth and Maple streets where the two men passed on a run at 3 o'clock this morn ing and followed the trail into the city. James Connelly, aged twenty, a miner, who was found asleep at his home was arrested and held under sus picion of knowing something of the hold up. To prevent the bloodhounds taking up the scent at a point about one mile south of the city the robbers scattered cayenne pepper about their tracks. The robbers obtained $500 from a small safe in the express car. They failed to get several thousand dollars in the large safe. This statement was made by the railroad officials upon the arrival of the train at Chicago today. A reward of $1000 is offered for their capture. The masked men fought a pitched battle with a posse of deputy sheriffs and policemen who came upon them while they were dynamiting the safe in the express car and escaped, after running the engine to a point near the city limits. ' See Gettysburg FOURTEEN SOLDIERS KILLED ON JOLO ISLE In Four Days Fighting With Moros, Americans Sustain Losses. Tassociatko press dispatch WASHINGTON, June IS. Fourteen American soldiers were killed recently in four days fighting on Jolo Island, Philippines, when General Pershings command finally subdued and dis armed the rebelious Moros, according to a report received today at the war department. On the list of dead are Captain Tay lor A. Nichols, of the Philippine scouts; eleven scouts and two privates of the regular army. Captain Nichols who was thirty-four years old, was com missioned second lieutenant of the Philippine scouts in 1905 and received a captain's commission in March 1912. He was a son of John Nichols, of Dur ham, Cal. The two regulars, both of whom were killed in the first day's action on last Wednesday were Oliver Villiard of Company M., Eighth In fantry, whose sister. Miss Anna. Vil liard, lives in Arctic, R. I., and Luther Gerhart of the same company, whose father, Henry E. Gerhart is in Reading, Pa. PEPPER TO The bandits did not succeed in se j curing $250,000 carried in the safe of (the express car. The engine and car j was cut off from the rest of the train by order of the bandits, who then took j charge of the engine. The men slip ' ped into the engine over the tender, j and covering the engineer and fireman i with a revolver, ordered them to slop the train. o TO EXTRADITE RAVIGO Man Under Arrest in St. Louis Is Wanted as Witness in Frisco ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH ST. LOUIS, June 18 Loginio (Chitto) Ravigo is in prison here under' the name of Louis Berger, awaiting trial on a charge of grand larceny. He is accused of an at tempt to fleece a countryman out of $5000. He will be extradited to tes- ! tify against the indicted police of San Francisco. Ravigo is wanted in San Francisco to corroborate the testimony of the alleged confidence men there who are said to have confessed that they car ried on confidence games under police protection. He said he told a private detective from San Francisco of a case in which the policement received from $1200 to $1500 stolen from one victim. o 1 THE WEATHER. WASHINGTON, D. C, June 18 For Arizona Fair. "I CITY NOISES AND COUNTRY NOISES. i i :( By John T. McCutcheon. I The city man in the country. The country man in the country. I ' te l ' " "ss F"2 j ltf i gP. ffMJmn 1 111 -ttwa The city man in the city. The country man in the city. LOVETT TO QUIZ Cliairnuni of Union Pacil'iu Board to Uxplain Inter view in Whirli Said Lob byists Offered Aid in Dis solution Proceedings I ASSOrt ATKf PKKSS DISPATCH WASHINGTON. June 1 S. The .sen ate's lobby investigation retched out into new !i"lds today wh'-n tl.e sen ate, acting oi. a resolution presented by Senator Xnni-, ordered the Ovcr- man committee to subpoena Robert S. LoveU, chajrman of the board of directors of the Fnion Pacific, to ex plain a. published statement credited to him ye-st.er.lay from New York that lobbyists sought to secure em ploynient from the Cnion Pacific on the ground that they would be, able to influence the settlement of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific dissolu tion case in Washington. Earlier in the day the committee made public, over the protests of a lawyer representing Henry T. Ox nard and Truman C. Palmer, a series i" letf-rs written by these two beet sugar representatives, showing the long-continued effort fo influence legislation in Washington, control the congressional committees and direct national political affairs in supxrt of a continuance of the protective sugar tariff. Chairman Overman had not determined tonight when the rail road phase of the investigation would be opened. A summons was sent to day "to Charles B. Warren of Detroit, the president of the Michigan Sugar company, and one "of the men to whom many oi" the Hamlin letters produced yesterday were ' addressed. Warren wns asked to appear before the committee tomorrow, when it is expected he will be asked for more details of the beet sugar publicity campa ign. Late in the afternoon the commit tee abandoned temporarily the sugar protection lobby and took up the free sugar side, calling Frank C. Lowry of New York, who directed much of the free sugar publicity under the association name of the "committee of wholesale grocers." Lowry ad mitted he was employed by the Fed eral Sugar Refining company, and under questions by Senator Cummins agreed that free sugar would benefit cane sugar refiners. Most of the Oxnard letters are writ ten in long hand and- signed "Henry (.Continued on Page Ssven) BE i ZED IN THE : t DBBY PRO Er i !i OF SHIPS fTCARS AMERICA ON HOARD THE N A NT T'CKET (MASS) EIGHT SHIP, June IS. Two bells on the afternoon watch were striking as the Imperator, the largest ship afloat "reached t America" by rounding this float- j ing mark tod iy. The weather j j was clear and the steamer's three j j funnels rose out of the sea about noon. An hour later her great swell ricked the light ship. The Imperator will dock at New York at 8 o'clock on Thursday morn ing. Homesteaders Are Given More Scope In Assignment (Special to The Republican-) WASHINGTON, June is. Secre tary Lane on June 12 vacated and nil aside paragraph "b of the genera! reclamation regulations approved on February t;. 19l:J, which limited the light of assignments under the act of June 2-', 1!10, to qualified home steaders, and issued a new regulation which (iocs not contain this restric tion. Former Secretary Fisher had held that under this act which permitted assignments of the whole or part of an entry under a reclamation project after final proof of residence, im provement and cultivation for the period required by law, but before final payment of the reclamation charges, the assignees were limited t) persons who were qualified to make entry under the homestead Ikw. This ruling gratly restricted the number of persons to whom assign-, ments could be made and therefore it was very difficult for any entry man to sell his entry or any part thereof. The new ruling by Secretary Lane makes no restriction except as to the limit of area which is fixed at a maximum of 110 acres hy the reclam ation l;w, and that the assignment must be a bona fide sale, and also that a husband and wife cannot as sign one to the other. o LESS CUSTOMS COLLECTORS Treasury Officials Despair of poning Reorganization Post-' ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! WASHINGTON, June IS. Treasury a .inn vt n- tit t- nff Jni-ilt. T f t i i "J 1 1 t- li'll'rt urj'ui nil. m .'lllVKMO 'VWV 11(1, i abandoned hope of securing from congress postponement of the cus toms re-organization until January 1, 1114, and are preparing to effectuate a sweeping reform on July 1. By reducing customs districts from 105 to 49. one hundred collectors will be legislated .out of office. PRESIDENT AT CAPITOL URGES PPOIHTMENTS i His Visit Was Heralded and lie Did Not Get Away as Inconspicuously.) as Upon i'revious Occa sions Tassociated press DISPATCH WASHINGTON, June IS. The pres ident made another trip to the capital today but this time did not get away ; as incospieiously as on previous oc casions. A large crowd had gathered to hear the band concert at the east front of the capitol and when the pres ident arrived there were cheers and applause reminiscent of the campaign days. The president rose in his auto mobile and waved his hat to the crowd. As he went through the corridor just in front of the senate chamber:' mem bers of the upper house caught a glimpse of him. It was the first .time the president had visited the capitol when senate was actually in session. The president had on his list .twenty senators, republican' as well as demo crats and saw all within an hour. He consulted about appointments of all kinds in their home states, including the members of the Panama canal commission. ; .. Another precedent was set by the administration today when Secretary Bryan appealed to the German Ambas sador, Count " Bernstorff to have the German government and its .people represented at the approaching Panama-Pacific exposition. . ; ; The ambassador appeared at the state department after a visit to the White House and it is understood the president expressed a desire that' he call on the secretary. , J This move on the part of the admin- 1 istration was inspired by a hostile at- ; titude toward the exposition of several'! great European powers which so far have not accepted the invitation - to participate. . . This . attitude is credited apprehen sive as to the adverse effect on trade of certain features of the administra tive, secion of the pending tariff bill especially as to the so-called inquisi torial section as well as to the desire on the part of some nations to sym pathetically support the British gov ernment in its protest against the ex emption of American shipping from the tolls in the Panama canal. Represen tations similar to those submitted to Count Bernstorff may be made "later representatives of other governments. JOKER IS FOUND IN SUGAR ITEM OF TARIFF BILL Underwood Measure Would Operate to Make Refined Sugar Dutiable at Two Cents Per Pound, Nulli fying Free Provision CAUCUS CALL FOR FRIDAY Another Amendment Agreed to Will Repeal Act Ex empting Brandies Used to Fortifv Grape Wines Ad ding $7,000,000 to Revenue Tapsociated prkss dispatch WASHINGTON, June 18. An elev enth hour discovery that the sugar schedule of the L'nderwood bill had a "joker" which would have operated to make all refined sugar dutiable at two cents per pound and nullify the pro vision for free sugar after three years, resulted today in an amendment by the majority members of the finance com mittee. The elimination from the Underwood bill of the Dutch standard of color which has been in the tariff bills for many years it was discovered was made applicable to the refined sugar paragraph from the Payne-Aldrich bill relating to confectionary sugar, which included the following: "sugars after refined when tinctured, colored or in anyway adulterated, two cents a pound." The majority members of the com mittee had their attention called to this matter by Senator Sheppard of Texas, who was petitioned by the chamber of commerce at Greenville. Texas, to look into the provision which it was believed might defeat the pur pose of the administration and the ma jority of congress as to ultimate free sugar. The suggested bill as it stood would be so construed as to apply to all refined sugar w'h.ich.in being refined is colored with ul.tramarine. The Dutch standard, .which was taken out of the house bill stipulated, specifical ly s to the coloring-of refined sugar. Members of the committee ordered an investigation and President Wilson, when his attention was called to it agreed it should be looked into thor oughly. Today the majority members re ceived expert reports on provisions that might operate as a joker and promptly struck out the language as it referred to the refined sugars and left it applicable only to confectioner ies.. The committee tonight completed all schedules and Senator Kern, the ma jority leader, isused a call for a sena torial democratic caucus on Friday, Another important amendment to the bill was agreed upon by the com mittee will repeal the act passed in 1S90 exempting brandies used by man ufacturers to fortify grape wines from the general internal revenue tax. -The amendment, it is estimated, will in crease the government revenues by about $7,000,000 a year. The caucus can take up the rates while the committee are completing their work on the income tax and ad ministrative features., One of the important matters settled today was that a countervailing duty will now be put on live stock and meats which go on the free list unre stricted. Wheat aria flour go on the free" list, , but with a countervailing duty. ., . Rates on leather gloves were In creased slightly over the Underwood rates. It also developed the committee increased the proposed rates on i pig lead spelter and zinc, concerning which some of the democrats made a fight in the house caucus. Senator Saulsbury of Delaware, in troduced today an amendment to the bill which would raise the limit of per sonal purchases that may.be brought in free by travelers from $100 to $350 The . amendment would permit the traveler to bring in articles for per sonal household use to. a value of $250 and for souvenirs and gifts to the val ue, of $100, all such articles not having bee .bought on commission or "in tended for sale." . Senator Works introduced an amend ment : providing for a tariff board o nine -members, not more .than four to be the same political party and no member to be a member or ex-member of congress. . The loard would ' be di rected to approve duties to protect American goods against "injurious, ap pressive and unjust foreign competi tion. ..... . . . ' . Q . PELKEY READY FOR TRIAL Prize Fighter to Answer for De.ith of Luther McCarthy CALGARY, June 18 The trial of Arthur Pelkey. the pugilist, charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Luther McCarty in the prize ring on May 24, will begin to morrow. . It is expected that consid erable time will be taken in the selection of a jury. Pelkey is training, it is said, in preparation for a fight with "Gun boat"' Smith at Los Angeles on July 4 in the event he is acquitted.