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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MOI?N MARCH 10, 1!)U lOAGES kYOE. XXIV. NO. 29f HUNDRED AMERICANS MURDERED IN MEXICO CHARGES SENA TOR FALL WATER USERS CHANCE TO DISCUSS PROJECT LIMITS NEXT FRIDAY A VERY MOVING PlCTO. By John T. McCut ! Copyright: 1014; Uy John T. Mt.iiuicb'.'on.j New Mexican Urges Armed Intervention In Troubled Republic If Only for Protection of Foreign Residents ADMINISTRATION S POLICY ASSAILED Senator Shi vol v Asserts That Senator Fall Is Proposing Peace By Means of Actual Warfare and Bloodshed ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCIll WASHINGTON, March it Specific charges that more than one hundred Americans and other foreigners have been killed, murdered or outraged dur ing the last three years of the revolu tion in Mexico, were laid before the senate by Senator Fall of New Mexico, in the course of a speech urging armed intervention, for the protection of non combatants, and assailing the admin istration's policy. Fall's list gave the names, dates and circumstances gath ered from his own sources. The senator charged that Villa for yeais has been stealing cattle in Mexi co, and shipping them for sale in the United States. He said Villa held up an American company which owned a shipment of J40.0MO bullion and with that, started out to establish a pro visional government in Mexico. "If Huerta, is a murderer, he is at least a murderer on a grand scale. Villa is a common, ignorant and brutal murderer for hire, and is now being romanced about in the press." Fall said that Villa obtained $7ii0,i(ift in loot at the Madero siege of Juarez, and was sent to prison for it, but es ca ped. "I believe the American people can be left to handle any critical condition provided they are informed on the sub ject. I am not one who believes, when the press is full of reports of outrages arid details of Mexican horrors, that it can be incompatible with the public interest to send to the senate details of outrages upon American citizens. 1 am not one who believes that the con stitution should be pushed aside to let one man assume the executive legis lative power of the government." Senator Shively, replying as acting chairman of the foreign relations com mittee, asserted that Senator Fall's polity would mean actual armed in tervention and that intervention meant War.-N He deplored that the situation h.ll thus been discussed in the open senate, declaring that it would have a harmful influence upon the attitude and temper of the people in Mexico. 'No one doubts what intervention means." Senator Shively said, '"The senator from New Mexico has not Sug gested any power in Mexico with which could be surrounded efforts to restore peace. "If a composition of the difficulty is available by 'watching and waiting' the people of the United States could Wave a grievance against their govvcrjfment, if it should start now to muster arid march a camp to the battlefield. The government is exerting its energies to work out a solution without precipi tating war and all that war means. After all we have listened to, I put it to you if a practical solution has been .suggested. Peeause the senator has seen fit to leave the situation in this way, does not furnish a reason why we should resort to the remedy suggested The very description he has given of Mexico repels the idea that it is an easy way out of the difficulty. Of course, the situation in Mexico is re grettable. Whatever problems came to this administration in that difficulty, were inherited. "Those who are responsible for. our-, foreign policy are doing all that can be done. They are not swift to rush to arms; they are men who think and weigh facts before they commit us to them. I repel the motion expressed today, that the department of state and the president are neglecting any duty that involves the peace and welfare of the country." Senator Sheppard of Texas, declared Captain Sanders Reports Finding of Vergara's Body 'associated prbss oibpatchI AUSTIN, March 9. Preliminary to an official investigation of the slay ing of the American ranchman, Clc mente Vergara, and the mysterious return of the body to the United States, Governor Colquitt ordered General Hutchings to proceed to La redo and view the body. Captain J. J. Sanders, commander of the Texas rangers, telegraphed a dttailed report of the incident to Governor Colquitt. The report, how ever, failed to establish the identity of those who recovered the body, and failed to explain Captain Sanders' own telegram that he proceeded to Hidalgo, Mexico, and recovered the bodr. He was quoted from Laredo yes terday as saying thnt he and Consul Garrett went to the spot where the body was found, because he had been told it would be delivered at a cer tain spot at 3:30 o'clock Sunday PROJECTING NEW YUMA RAILROAD WASHINGTON', .March 9. ! Preliminary negotiation for the j construction of a railroad from I Yuma, southward into the Yuma Valley, similar to that recently I huilt northward, was opened to- day between Secretary Lane of j t'n Interior Department and i representatives of the Southern Pacific railroad. In ;i letter to j Julius Kruttschnitt, the secretary j offered to grant a right of way for the proposed load. Midnight Blaze Destroys Garage; Hint Of Crime Fire which completely destroyed the garage and outbuildings of Joseph Thalheimer on the corner of South Fourth street and Jefferson last night was declared by the owner to be of incendiary origin. Althougn he would not voice any definite suspicions. Mr. Thalheimer hinted .t occurrences "around town" that had lead him to beli:ve that the destruction of his property was not by mere chance. The fire was not discovered until it hid practically gutted the build ing. Tile tindery character of the structure, and the fact that it con tained receptacles full of gasoline made it impossible for the fire de partment to save anything. An auto mobile was the biggest part of the loss, which was not mitigated by any insurance. A large crowd gathered soon aft.-r the fire broke through the roof. So still was the air, and si rapidly an.i brightly did the building burn, there was a 'man size conflagration going in a minute. Knmi a distance, it looked as though the whole south end of the block was in flames. Houses for blocks around were menaced by the large flying sparks. No damage was reported to any other building. Prompt work by the department sav ed the house, which is of frame and verv close to the garage. Thalheimer places the loss at a,bout $1.1ftn, though the car. which was in quite good condition was three years old. the majority or the people in his state were in hearty accord with President Wilson in his Mexican policy, and "de plored the attitude of their governor." Every day that passed without in tervention, was a tribute to the work the president, and the secretary of state are doing, he said. "The logic of tile' administration crit ics is peculiar," he added. "They would stop bloodshed with war. Bad as the present conditions in Mexico are, they would be a hundred times worse if we should Ko to war there." Texans from the border had assured him, Senator Sheppard asserted, that there was no excitement, "except in the imagination of the governor", and that they are dealing with both sides across the border in commercial Venturis without difficulty as long as they keep to their own affairs. The portion of the population along the border, which is American only in name, and re sponsible for all the tales of outrages. he said, actually takes "no interest in j any politics, American or Mexican, and are Herded to the polls every two years I by unscrupulous politicians." Assailing the polic-v of the admin istration, which he declared was in adequate, he stated that President Wilson knew nothing of the real conditions, and had been mistaken in every act of his administration to ward Mexico. The New Mexico sen ator pleaded for inteivention in order to. avoid inevitable war. Emphasiz ing the danger of war with great foreign powers unless something be speedily done, he referred to the comments of the German press over the killing of Henton by order of Villa's courtmartial. and declared that "when the German official press says Continued on Page Two) morning. Who told this, neither the captain nor the consul will say. According to Captain Sanders' re port, "there are two bullet holes in the head, and one hand was burned to a cris and looked like it had been ciushwl." Captain Sanders' report adds: "I left Laredo on Sunday morning with Consul Garrett, Sergeant Hines and Private Phelps, of my command. I I secured all the evidence I possibly could. I left Consul Garrett at the Coleman ranch about 7, o'clock Satur day evening, and went down the river on the Texas side. I did not cross the river at all. Vergara's body was brought across the river on a stretcher about 3::in o'clock in the morning, and left on the bank of th' stream, about four miles from Palu Tox. This was the first time I saw the body. I do not know who ex humed it. I turned it over to Ver gara's relatives." OVER THIRTY PERISH WHEN FLAMES DESTROY ST. LOUIS CLUB BUILDING TELLS STORY OF Lawrence renders l iill, - .,,,.; - WM.:.J Wlien Warrant;-. Is Secured'- IJv jjeles Woinan (irand L'areMiv Los Aj'i- j Char'iiiiif associated tress dispatch , I.OS ANGKLKS, March it. Law rence M. Sullivan, a. former Goldfiekl promoter, accused by Mrs. Laura lingers of taking $:liiin from her sur I rendered himself today. Sullivan was in San Francisco when he heard that a grand -larceny warrant had been issued against him and returned here. Mrs. Rogers claims that Sullfvun in duced Iter to give him various pres ents and also took her jewelry. In the warrant issued by Justice of the Peace Summerfield. Sullivan is specifically charged with swindling Mrs. Rogers out of ''"A. Six weeks ago Sullivan left foe San Francisco. Mrs. Rogers gives this story of her relations with Sullivan: "I met Sullivan two years ago at the Angelus hotel. He was attentive and I was alone here. Soon he began paying me much attention. I thought dim the grandest man in the world. He posed as a millionaire mining man. He took ine to dinners, thea ters and other places of amusement. Soon we became engaged to I.e mar ried. "He represented the beautiful home at 4 1" 1 liudlong avenue to be his. 1 find it beleongs to his son. Owen. After we had become engaged he told me of extensive mining holdings in Arizona. H represented that the properties were very valuable, and borrowed money from me to pay his men and to save the mines because of financial conditions. I have checks aggregating over and have loaned him many other sums of money. "I thought I would get it all back and would have a home and protec tion. He came to my house at.. 2120 West Eleventh street and acted very nervous. Soon a man named 'Red' entered and 'arrested' him. Sullivan told mo he was the sheriff of Sac ramento. The two departed together. Later SulHvan returned and declared he needed $:34. He pleaded with me that it meant jail if he did not get it. It was a mining deal he had become involved in. he saiiL I gave him the check. This was June 17, lfll.1. In July he returned one evening and was re-arrested, as he represented it. I (Continued on Page Two.) ARIZONA MINES ; tms raw I U IIIIIU.IIUUi.MU Xtainvavs and Corridors Are Filled With Smoke While Flames Leap from Windows Hemming Ti) Sleeping (Jncsts HEROINE RISKS HER OWN- LIFE ! Scores Lean from Fifth and Sixth Floors, Some Sns-I ... ... i tainni"' Minor Injuries' - t 5, AXlxUe . Others t:nit'U-: KriLvl Are I li- i I ASSOCIATED PKKSS JMSPATCHl j T. I.oUJS, larehli.-i-Frojii thirty to j thirty-five guests ofthe Missouri, . Ath j let ic Club perished in flameswhfeh .. des ' trrtyed the severt-story ; bnlWifig''- early this morning lieve seven I ed. and that dies' na?:c .hcc 'ji recover- irV.rh 2J to; 2 of the structure were still ed r at sVmd'.wn!. , The ur will reach nearly $r,n.(iiui. The building was" ocl-.iple.l. 'jointly by the athletic club and the, boat men's Bank. There was nearly $l,.".00.ni)(l in currency, and $20.0io in coin in the bank's vaults. An un confirmed rumor is that the blaze was accompanied by a terrific explo sion indicating the fire was due to" bank robbers trying to dynamite the bank. Tiie money is intact, the bank officials say. When the first fire company ar rived, the building was a mass of flames and men in their night clothes were jumping from the fifth and sixth floor windows. Some escaped by climbing down ropes made of bed sheets. At sundown tonight firemen continued the search for bodies in the smouldering ruins under the glare of searchlights. Fourteen of the injured are in the hospitals. It is bard to identify the bodies, and some have Irt'en identified as two or thre different people. 'the blaze is the fourth serious fire in the down -tow n district within eight days, with more, fatalities than any in the city's history. .Mrs. Robert Magill, wife of the manager of the club, was the heroine of t!ie fire. Her body swathed in medicated cotton, and her arm in a sling, she told of her escape and the arousing of guests in 3S rooms. "We had just fallen asleep when I was awakened by a crash of glass. I saw a reflection of flames in the window across the street. . I called to my husband fire-escape, but then started and hastened to the It was red hot. We down the corridor knocking at every door, and shriek- ing 'fire.' "I started 'Upstairs l,i rouse the guests on the sixth floor, but my husband stopped me. He fairly car ried me out on the fire escape at the rear, the last one available. Just as we reached it I thought of Bridget Mansfield, the linen maid, rushed to (Continued on Tage Two.) ROUT ARMY OF : UNEMPLOYED I HOSE AND GUNS Sacramento Rids Herself of Undesirable (i nests Iy Adopting Drastic Meas ures In Which Many Re ceive Sore Heads ASSOCIATED press DISPATCHl tr'tK'rs ''"'ii'is- Avi'th1 ftmiseff heads and empl -SAi'macus, i. '""!:. nic-mfiera i tne un- !ir;fiparits ufihjv-l fcrpiy. -thpt. camped in ',Sac- ,1-oper.y losrlI-''?, tlrllitsj o obaide ; . ' J A 6e Sarr jnento riyer wherfj i they . j i i i iiln,, ' were driven t theoint of g&is and clubs, by Saeiameiito officers. Most o" them are cold from, a '.drenching l"tlv' lire hose -used inroutbig them from camp. The unemployed were driven out by deputy sheriffs arhijMl with pick handles. Three street" cars were at tacked and rocks thro,wn through the windows. The governor refused, to cafl out the militia, placing everything in the bands of Adjutant General Forbes. A number of the unemployed leaders were jailed on charges of vagrancy. Sacr imento was placed under semi martial law- by mutual agreement of city and county authorities tonight. The saloons were closed and 300 men are patrolling the streets, dispersing all the gatherings. Many of the "unemployed army" who escaped the drive across the river to Yolo County today, remained in the city during the afternoon. They made their way across two bridges tonight and joineil their companions. In the pres ent location of the army it is difficult to get food. They are prevented from returning to Sacramento by armed forces at the two bridges, are hemmed in on either side by water in the flood ed Yolo Tiasin and their only outlet to civilization is across a 2n.00n-foot trestle, and the railroad into Woodland. A few of the army members walked the trestle late today. Threats of arson and murder were hurled at the armed forces guarding the bridges from the j camp, but the authorities think they , have the situation well in hand. Yolo j county organized a citizens posse of 1 10H armed w ith rifles and will prevent any attempt at an invasion of Wood land or Davisville. The Yolo author ities expressed a protest to Sacramento against dumping the men back on the county,' after it had paid the army's transportation here. THE WEATHER WASHINGTON, March 9. For Arizona: Fair. O'Donnell and Davis, Members of Reclamation Com mission Here to Hold Hearings On Trimming Acre ages and Homestead Rule; Both Actions of Secre tary Lane Explained to be in Due Process of Finish ing Up Construction Work. President John P. Orme has issued the call for the hearing with Ir rigation Supervisor I. D. O'Donnell to be held at the High School audi torium, Friday morning at ten o'clock. Mr. O'Donnell has been located by wire at Yuma, and he will be Ift Phoenix this morning. Chief Engineer Arthur Powell Davis of the United Statee Reclama tion service is in Phoenix, having arrived yesterday morning with Super vising Engineer Frank W. Hanna from Yuma. SUFFRAGETTES AT BAY BEHIND BARBED WIRE GLASGOW. March '. Mrs. Kmmeline Pankhurst. leader of the militant suffragettes, was ar rested at a suffrage meeting, after a fierce fight with the po lice, in which a score of women were hurt and several constables bruised. Anticipating trouble, the suffragettes stretched a network of barbed wire across the plat form, concealed bv floral decora tions. Masculine supporters of sulfrage threw chairs at the po lice and the women produced clubs fiom under their cloaks. In the midst of the' fighting blank cartridges were fired and minia ture bombs were exploded. Charges Against University Will Be Probed Today (Special to The Republican! TUCSON, Ariz.. March ). The board of regents of the University of Arizona will be in session in this city tomorrow, matter of the charges made recently against the management of the institution, 'and printed broadcast over the state, will he taken up. Pieshbnt Wilde of the state university will make a lengthy and de tailed statement in answer to the charges and the report of the regents will be handed to Governor Hunt, who arrives tonight to attend the sessions. Superintendent of Public Instruction C. O. Case, who has recently returned from the east, arrived this morning, is also a member of the board. Governor Hunt left Phoenix last night to attend the meeting of the board of regents of the university. Be fore leaving, the governor refused to make any statement relative to the al leged charges against the management of the institution. o CUTS EXPRESS RATES ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SAN FRANCISCO. March 9. A saving of millions of dollars annually which may accrue to the people of the state of California, was shown in the schedule of express rates, which was issued here today. The sched ules show a large slice has been tak en from the profits of the Wells. Fargcr Company for the transporta tion of the products of California's l.l.ftfW dkiries. In some instances the cut is more than half the existing rates. PREVENT CHURCH INVASION ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCH NF.Vf IftRK. March !. The police Were called tonight to prevent invasion of a church by members of '.arnai-nyy of unemployed, headed' hy trlursVo.f the I. W. W. Through the interrerition of - tlje officers a crowd of 200 men were prevented from entering the chnrch. The march to the church fol lowed a mee(jiig't!n Rutgers Square, where announcement was made that leaders of the movement had arranged to receive food and shelter at the church. ARREST CANDY SHOP GIRL SAN DIEGO, March !. Clari" Dowd, . a candy shop girl, who was arrested on Friday in. connection with the shooting of Scott Palmer, a h cal theatrical man. was formally charged today with assault with in tent to commit murder. She was arraigned, and her . bond, .was set at ?;,000, w.hich she was unable to furnish. Supreme Court-Refuses Review ' Of Mine Workers' Sentences ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! WASHINGTON, March 9. The United States supreme court refused t' day to review- the penitentfary sen tences imposed upon Frank M. Ryan, president of the International Bridge and Iron Workers' Union, and twen ty three members and labor men convicted of conspiracy to carry dy namite and nitroglycerin on inter state passenger trains. The sentences range downward from seven years. Ryan drew the longest sentence. . Senator Kern, counsel for the accused, stated after Two members of the reclamation commission, the supervising engineer of the southern district, local en gineers, officers and members of the hoard and council of the Water Users' Association will meet with the shareholders of the North SitJo Friday morning at the Phoenix High school assembly room for one of the most important meetings ever held on reclamation in Arizona. Subjects to be discussed: Delimiting the project In accord ance with the report of the sur vey board and the recommendations of the commission, and the forty acre homestead limit. Objections or pro tests from the farmers will be heard under these rules: No speaker is to have more than five minutes to pre sent his case, and no one will be heard a second time until after all others who would protest have been called upon. Mesa Meeting No south-side cases will be con sidend Friday as a special hear ing has been arranged for Saturday at Mesa, at which all matters relative, to the south-side lands will be heard. Reclamation history will be written at the two' highly important meetings at Phoenix and Mesa this week. The things the farmers have to say on the subject of trimming the project down to resources-size will be the second factor in making up the policy of the commission on the two main subjects noted, A clear opportunity will be presented to the tillers of tho soil to make their desires known. The reclamation com""' ..As l-le v nh r.c-i. to heed tho wishes nt thr !.-nd owner, and these two hearings will be tho places at which' the final chance will be found to present them. Chief Engineer A. P. Davis, who ar rived yesterday would not say much about the hearings. His view is that Mr. O'Donnell is Secretary Lane's representative in the coming debate, and that the new superintendent of jrrigation is the man who will handle the subject. O'Donnell will probably preside. There will be addresses by himself. Mr. Davis, Mr. Hanna, and probably Mr. Orme. "I only know," said Mr. Davis, "that it has been found necessary to place a definite limit on the amount of land to be watered by tho present sources of supply, just as it has been found necessary for the secretary, in conforming to the law to declare a limit on homestead hold ings. Naturally there will be some hurt to some of the present holders of land, and it will bo our duty to cut down the prescribed acreage with us little injustice or hardship as pos sible. We feel that no one is moro interested in the complete success of the project than the man who owns land under it. The project will not lie a success if its resources are so taxed that all must suffer. So some one must be left out. This is no new thing. Some seem to think that the. project limiting is a thing of the past six months. This is not true. It has always been understood that soran time shortly before the formal open ing there must be a cutting down of acreage. That time has come." Homestead Rule In a formal statement . yesterday. Supervising Engineer -Harma declared, that Secretary Lanei hadjne Tlher ait ternative than to declare the. home-' stead holding at 40 acres. "This ac tion was prescribed by law. It Is provided that some time prior to the opci ing of the project, the secre tary of the interior must declare what, in his opinion, after due con sideration of all the facts, is the low est limit of land em which a man can successfully maintain a home. He has studied the subject, and has become convinced that forty acres, .-is" the logical unit. "There has been, no argument ad- (Continyed'on Page Five.) the court action was announced that he did not contemplate appealing to the president . to 'pardon the defen dants. Pardon alone stands between them and the penitentiary Evidence was presented to show that one of the explosions alleged to have grown out of the conspiracy, was that which destroyed tlio Los Angeles Times building. Tim con spiracy, it was alleged, existed from 1W6 to 112. The lower court hekl j that letters introduced in the evidence I showed Ryan's management in de. (stroying "open shop" structures.