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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TH TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNLu, ' V T 16, 1914 12 PAGES ,VOL. XXIV. NO. 302 U. S. CUSTOMS OFFICE AND POSTOFFICE ARE BURNED BY MEXICANS Postmaster is Slain When lie Refuses to Give Com bination of Safe, and Dead Body Left in Smouldering Ruins POSSES START AFTER BANDITS Brother of Dead Man Wires Secretary Bryan and Gov ernor Johnson Demanding Full Investigation of the Affair t ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! SAN DIEGO, March 15. The United States customs office ar.J the post office at Tecate, 45 miles from this city on the American side of the international line, were totally de stroyed by fire last night, following a raid by three men, declared by eye witnesses to have been Mexicans. Frank V. Johnson of San Diego, postmaster at Tecate, was shot to death when he resisted the bandits, and his friend, Warren Wiedenbaek, was perhaps fatally wounded. The charred remains of Johnson and a partly-burned American flag were found at daybreak today when a posse of citizens started on the trail jf the desperadoes. The customs office and the post office occupied parts of a general store. The bandits, bent on the rob bery of both of the government offices, shot Johnson when he re fused to give them the combination of the safe. His corpse was found in the smouldering ruins, shot through the heart. Elliott Johnson, a brother of the dead man, telegraphed Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, Gov ernor Hiram Johnson and Represen tative Kettner at Washington de manding a full investigation. In his telegram to Secretary Bryan he placed the full responsibility on Mex icans. A bitter feeling prevails along the border, and this feeling was intensi fied when a crowd of jeering Mex icans, watching the search of the ruins, objected to having their pic tures taken by the newspaper pho tographers. One Mexican fired at a Photographer, and for a while an open battle seemed inevitable. The photographer was uninjured. The border for miles on each side of Tecate is being patroled tonight by United States troops. Forward on Torreon HOUSTON'. March 15 A general forward movement of both Mexican federal and rebel armies on Torreon began early today, preliminary, it is believed, to the opening of the long deferred battle for possession of that city, according to a dispatch to the Houston Post. In the first skirmishes the constitutionalists, it is said, were put to flight, but in the later minor engagements the rebels are reported to have been victorious. The advance of the rebels was hastened by the interception of a wireless message from Huerta to General Velasco, commandant at Tor reon, directing the federal troops to take the offensive against the rebels. Reports Are Censored JUAREZ, March 15. The inaugu ration of a rigid censorship over tele graph lines tonight is believed here to indicate that important fighting has already occurred in the Torreon region or that Villa has begun his long-awaited attack on Torreon. The chief operator here said that press (Continued on Page Eleven.) U. S. Government Responsible For Border Outrages-Colquitt (Special to The Republican.) t AUSTIN'. Texas, March 13. That j the United States government is largely responsible for the murders I find outrages along the Texas border, is the opinion of Gov Colquitt. He is outspoken in his criticism of the policy of President Wilson and Sec retary of State Bryan. "I take the position that each state has the right of self-defense and ought to defend that right when the federal government does not afford the necessary protection." recently declared the governor. "I have not hesitated to pursue such a course as would give Texas all the protection that this state can give." Although Gov. Colquitt did not say that he had directed Capt. J. J. San ders of the Texas rangers to recover the body of Clement Vergara from Hidalgo he intimated that the officer was aware the body was to be re turned to Texas soil. "I prefer not to express any opin ion as to what might be done by the rangers in case of any emergency in the future," the governor continued. f I think the United States govern- Inent ought to abandon its naniby- lamby policy with reference to Mexico and pursue a vigorous, toursa li the end that American citizens are I'otected in their lives and prop-kv." ALL 1IOPK IS (i()NK THAT BATCH LIVES i' V ilk ;' -Gustavo Bauch, Slayer Of Bauch Probably Known To Commission (Special to Th. EL. PASO. Man ranza investigation Republican.) li 15. The C.ir- n commission, heud Fraustro, which is deaths of Gustave an citizen, and Wil a. British subjc-', its suspicions that ed by General probing into the Bauch, an Americ Ham S. Benton, openly expresses Colonel A Vila, eonion rder a t Juarez, shot Bauch, and that Major Fiorro was the actual slayer of lienton in Villa's office. The Carranza military euurt first will take up the matter of the murder of Bauch. ( Back of this announcement is the statement that the Kierro inquiry is not to be an opera bouffe proceeding, but really means business, and that, if the suspected officers are found guilty of murder the penalty will be death. General Fraustro's commission is empowered by Carranza to bring be fore it all witnesses from any of the divisions of the constitutionalist army. The orders declare tha even General Villa may be recalled from the front to give testimony. The commission already has begun work, but the hearings are secret. It is not thought, however, that the Carranza commission will attempt to exercise its authority until after the impending battle at Torreon has been fought. What aroused Carranza to imme diate action in the matter of naming a military conrt is said not to have been the Benton affair, but the Bauch tragedy. Information came to the first chief of the constitutionalists that General Villa, was in no way re sponsible for the killing of Bauch, but that the American was executed after a heated discussion by Juarez officials over published reports that the United States might send troops into Juarez to recover Benton's body. The report that the killing of Bauch is to be attributed to a flare of anger against Americans generally, occasioned by the reports of invasion, is what stirred 'arranza against the Juarez officials. w 4a Governor Colquitt. for any emergency that may arise. He is determined not to back down frnni the position which he hMS 01 TOPPER IS SURE PEACE IS SOON 10 CUE Special Peace Commissioner of International Peace Forum Reaches Phoenix After Conference With Carranza BRIGHTER DAY ABOUT TO DAWN Says Villa and Carranza Are in Accord Interven tion Should Be Last Re sort and Carranza Has Great Opportunity That potent, but unannounced in- I fluences are at work, which must in the very near future yield gratifying I fruit, and that despite the darkness of the cloud hovering ovei- Mexico, he is hopeful that a better and brighter day will soon dawn over the neighbor republic, summarizes ex pressions made yesterday by Dr. Henry Allen Tupper, the special peace commissioner of the International Peace Forum, who reached Phoenix Saturday evening from Xogales and Northern- Mexico, after being the guest for nearly a week of General Carranza. That General Villa is a much misrepresented man and that he believes, all reports to the con trary notwithstanding, he is loyal to Carranza and the constitutionalistic cause, Dr. Tupper stated when inter viewed by a Ri publican reporter. Peace in Mexico at almost any cost, even with the extreme of inter vention as a last resort, if it appears that all other means must fail, is the gospel today of Dr. Tapper. He is emphatic, though, in insisting that ' he does not favor intervention except wh'-n all other probable or possible 'methods have been tried without suc cess. Dr. Tupper cannot be classed as a sympathizer with either force or fac tion in the revolution in Mexico. His conferences have been with the fed eral and constitutionalist leaders alike. I He lias kept his hands clean of any I affiliations that would class him as j favoring one side or the other. He is solely and only for peace and the j bringing of order out of chaos, i For the fifth time during the pres ent revolution Dr. Tupper has jour Ineycd into Mexico and under his com ! mission has held conferences with both the federal and the constitution alists, on the battlefields, in the tents, in cabinet meetings and in the social circle. Dr. Tupper left General Venustiano Agua Prieta, Mexico, last Wednesday and while Commissioner Tupper declared that the delicacy of the present crisis would not allow him to discuss the purposes and re sults of these late conferences with the head of the constitutionalist party, he admitted that General Car ranza handed him a written docu ment that was "somewhat signifi cant." . This document, Dr. Tupper declined to discuss further except to say that it had no direct connection with any official action either of General Carranza or of the officials I at Washington, but might prove val- ! uable to the Peace Forum in its work of aiding in bringing ebout peace in Mexico. "I told General Carranza, said Dr. Tupper, "thct the eyes of the world were upon him; that he had the op portunity for becoming one of the greatest men in history and that if he conducted his campaign success fully and in the right spirit that he would have the moral support of the United States and its lOD.OOu.OOU in habitants. The mere taking of Mexi co City and establishing of the con stitutionalist party in full control is not all that General Carranza must do. If he' can bring order out of chaos and genuine peace out of war fare he will be recognized as one of the greatest statesmen of the present century. "General Carranza has materially modified his impressions of, the atti tude of the United States government particularly with reference to this nation's efforts to safeguard the in terests of foreigners in Mexico. He realizes that the powers of Europe look to the United States, through American consuls to see that their subjects are protected. General Car ranza is attaining a better under standing of the Monroe Doctrine and now realizes that the United States has none but the best intentions in requesting that it be kept informed concerning the affairs of the subjects of other countries in Mexico. "I am to meet General Carranza in Juarez in a . few days when 1 expect to be able to give to the world some facts that will reveal him in an even belter light. He will establish his provisional headquarters in Juarez and then will proceed to Chihuahua. He may go on as far as Torreon, the progress of Villa's army determining that. He and Villa are in full ac cord, as far as I have been able to determine." Dr. Tupper visited Phoenix last November when Vice-President , Mar shall was here and at that time held a peace conference with Mr. Mar- SOME POLLING PRECINCT FACTS - EVERY VOTER SHOULD KNOW With the designation of two additional polling places for the general election fn Thursday, the rearrangement of the poll lists alphabetically and numerically, and the decision to employ two additional poll-hook clerks at each precinct, ready to give to each prospective voter his number upon the poll book, those who go to the polls three days hence will lie assured of being able to cast their ballots with the minimum expenditure of time. As has been announced for several days in advertisements run ning in The Republican, the additional voting precincts are located in the First and Second Wards, respectively, districts of the city where the registration is the heav iest and where the voting was so delayed at the primary election that many turned away without casting their ballots. The Republican, in order that its readers may know just where they will hav to go to vote, especially those of the First and Second Wards, herewith gives the lo cation of the six polling places: FIRST WARD First Precinct: Polling place at No. 221 North First Street. Second Precinct: Polling place at Basement, High School Building, comer Sev enth and Van Buren Streets. SECOND WARD First Precinct: Polling place at Board of Trade Second Avenue and Adams Street. Second Precinct: Polling place at Grand Avenue. THIRD WARD Boiling place at No. 17 South First Avenue. FOURTH WARD Polling place at City Hall. Precinct No. 1 of the First Ward will embrace ington Street, east of Central Avenue and west of street in each instance will be the dividing line. Ward will embrace that section north of Washington Street and east of Fifth Street. CJ Precinct No. 1 of the Second Ward will embrace that district north of Washing ton Street west of Central Avenue and east of Seventh Avenue.' CJ Precinct No. 2 of the Second Ward will embrace that district north of Washington Street and west of Seventh Avenue. CJ The Third Ward precinct will be located at No. 17 South First Avenue, where all registered in that ward will be Fourth Ward precinct will be in the City Hall Building, embracing the entire ward. Fach of the polling places will be opened at 6 o'clock in the morning and will close at 6 o'clock in the evening. Each voter will be required to secure his number from the poll clerks before entering the polling places. Presenting to the ballot clerk the slip of paper given him designating his number and the page of his regis tration, he will receive his ballot and may proceed to the booth. The ballots will be arranged substantially the same as at the primary election, ex cept that there will be but ten names upon them, two for mayor and eight for com missioners. More than one vote cast for mayor or more than four votes cast for commissioner will invalidate a ballot. The first ballot used at the polls at the opening will present the names of the candidates alphabetically arranged. Thereafter they will alternate, the first name being placed at the foot of the ballot each time. These are the names that will appear upon the ballots: MAYOR Ernest AW Lewis, George V. Young. COMMISSIONERS .Joseph (ope, Peter Corpstein, L. D. Dameroii. Harry A. Diehl, M. J. Foley, George Norman MacBean. Victor R. Norris, Frank Wood. It is the duty of every registered citizen to . inform himself or herself of these facts, in order that there may be no loss of time in voting upon election day. Id PEOPLE 10 END HIS CASE Asks Citizens of New York State to Say Whether He Has Not-Been Bunished Sufficiently for Slaying Stanford AVhite f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH CONCORD, March 15. Harry Thau has addressed to the people of the state of New York, in whose name is being conducted the contest to return the slayer of Stanford White to the Matteawan Asylum, for the Criminal Insane, an appeal to end the case against him. It concludes: "I do not ask for sympathy, but only ask justice, which should be the inherent right of every man. "Kor the deed committed I ask no benevolence. It was done in a mo ment when sorrow wrecked my home and 1 was forced to realize that the happiness of a lifetime, which after marriage should have been mine, had been taken from me. The deed was committed; my family and those near and -dear to me were publicly exposed to the closest scrutiny: my mother was plunged into griefy and myself into a living death and tortures which I do not wish to relate. "I am now a man: my youth has passed; my resources are impaired: my parents' ctnuities have been ex tensive, and I myself have assisted many in need. The future holds for me the opportunity to bring some peace and happiness to my aged mother, who in these eight years has known none ar.tl who has passed her declining years in untold sorrow. "My adversary now seeks to place me in Matteawan. a living hell on earth, there (o spend the rest of my life, and to never again take my place in my mother's home in her remaining years. In respectful con fidence, I now appeal to the citizens of New York in the power of their sovereignty to stop this persecution. Therefore I ask that all people who believe I have suffered years of pun ishment commensurate to my deed, write the representative of their own oistrict at Albany before Wednesday to support and vote for these resolu-tions." "SAFETY FIRST BUTTON !N STOMACH CHICAGO. March 1.".. ".Safety ! first," said Harry Spickerman, an j office employee of the Chicago, 1 Milwaukee i St. Paul lailroad, as he placed one of the company's j "safety first" buttons in his ; mouth today. Then he swallowed I the button. It was attached to a brass pin, and Spickerman was j taken to a hospital, where both the button and his appendix were removed. The surgeon asserted that Spickerman would have died i within a month if he had not ; swallowed the button, as his up- ', pendix was treble its natural size and he was in a llangerous con- 1 dition. i I Baker Is Third; Two Records Are Broken In Races ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH nAKERS FIELD. Cal.. March 15. In the motorcycle races held here this afternoon two world's records were broken and one was equaled for races on a one-mile circular din track. Glenn Stokes of Los Angeles covered VI miles in S minutes 6 3-3 seconds, breaking Birmingham's rec ord of 8 minutes 2-5 seconds. He rode t'9.5 miles in one hour, breaking E. G. Baker's record of 6B.7 miles in one hour, and also made one mile in 4B2-5 seconds from a flying start. This latter equals the world's mile automobile record. M. Tice of Bakers field, although defeated by Stokes, broke the former hour 'world's record, making B7 miles 1.SR0 yards in the allotted time. Stokes also rode the 25-mile free-for-all from a flying stait in 21:15. The one-hour race was delayed for E. G. Baker, former holder of the record, who arrived from Phoenix at 4:::n o'clock to participate. He fin ished third, hut equalled his old record of 66.7 miles. ROSEVTLT PARTY SAFE ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH 1 RIO JANERIO, March 15 Col. Bondon, a member of the commis- sion accompanying Colonel Roosevelt telegraphs that the expedition has reached Barao de Malgate. after a ride of hive hundred miles on horse- hack, without being attacked by sav ages The telegram savs that Col. Roosevelt is enioving excellent health. HAS Building, No. 719 1 all that district north of Wash Fifth Street. The middle of the CI Precinct No. 2 of the First required to vote. CJThe Tenth Annual Meeting National Child Labor Com mittee Brings Many of National Reputation To gether (Special to The Republican) NEW ORLEANS. March 15. The tenth annual conference of the National Child Labor Committee began here this afternoon with a mass meeting in La Fayette Square, which was attended by thousands. Speakers of national repu tation presented features of the work the commute has in hand and made numerous references to the Palmer- Owen bill now before the senate. The conference will continue until and in cluding Wdnesday. "No one defends child labor nowa days," says Owen R. Lovejoy, General Secretary of the National Child Labor Committee, in speaking of the con ference which opened here today. "That is why we are not trying to per suade people at this conference that child labor is bad. Instead, we are de voting our attention to the problem of CHILD LABOR i I GONFEBEKGE ON ibi iirui nn rum INNtW UKLtANbi i i i of! Mental Disorder Causes Girl To Impersonate Dorothy Arnold associatkd press dispatch! LOS ANGELES, March 15. The hallucinations of a young woman, Emily Splawn O'Dell, who was but recently freed of a bad check charge because of alleged irrationality, were responsible for the latest "find" of the missing Dorothy Arnold, of New York. Her husband, Charles O'Dell, identified her today and declared the story she told yesterday of being the missing daughter of the wealthy New I York merchant, was the product of a ! mental disorder, induced by a physical (condition which may result in the J prosecution of a surgeon for illegal practices. She refused to reeoirnize her hus band or her sister, who sent to see JAPAN SUPPERS AS EARTHQUAKE SHAKES ISLAND Another Volcano is in Erup tion and Many Lives Are Reported to Be Lost Numerous Houses Are Destroyed 1 i MANY DEAD IN RUSSIAN TORNADO Details of High Wind That Swept Province of Kuban Indicate That Over Fif teen Hundred Perished in Storm ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH TOKIO, March 15. A serious earth quake occurred in the prefecture of Akita, Island of Hondo, and a number of persons in the city of Akita were killed and many houses destroyed. In the village of Kowakubi, which was ruined, there were many casualties. The volcano Asama-Yama, ninety miles northwest of Tokio, is in erutp tion. Akita is a garrison town on the sea of Japan, with a population of 30,000. Asama-Yama is the largest active vol cano in Japan. Its last great eruption was in 1783, when several villages were obliterated by huge streams of Lava. The crater is three-quarters of a mile in circumference. Full details of the disaster have not been received owing to the interruption of communication. Sixty bodies were found in the basin of the Omono River, w here 350 houses were destroyed. Trie village of Kitemeno was burned as a result of the earthquake, and the Cop per mine at Tsunodato collapsed. The fate of 300 workmen in the mines is unknown. Simultaneously with the earthquake came terrific explosions and th Im-ot-ing of.flames from Asama-Yama which terrified the inhabitants. Death Dealing Hurricane ST. PETERSBURG, March 13. De tails of the hurricane which swept the province Kuban in Southern Russia, on Saturday, have been received. A north erly gale caused numerous water spouts off the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov. The shore from Yoisk to the Strait of Kertsch, a distance of 500 miles, was flooded and six villages were damaged. One hundred and seventy-six men Were sleeping in a shed, near the Ku ban railway, when the storm broke. They fled to a train and endeavored to escape. The engine and cars, how ever, w ere overturned by the waters and carried away. The storm raged ten hours and when 1 it ceased, revealed scenes or great ue I struction. The wrecked train covered the dead workmen. Forty-eight work men reached the. shore and the others j were drowned. Scores of other bodies have been washed ashore. The meagre reports received, say that fiften hundred lives were lost, but no reliable details giving what may be termed as an accurate estimate, have been received. law enforcement, for few people seem to realize that passing a child labor law docs not stop child labor unless ade quate means are taken to enforce the law. This conference marks the en trance of the National Child Labor Committee into a wider field of activ ity, namely, the study of factory in spection and the administration of la bor laws. Never before have we de voted an entire conference to the gen eral topic of law enforcement. Many noted leaders of social reform are in New Orleans for this confer ence. Jane Addams, of Hull-House. Chicago, was a speaker at the first session this afternoon. Senator Owen, of Oklahoma, who introduced in the Senate the Palmer-Owen bill to pro hibit interstate commerce in the pro ducts of child labor, will join in the discussion of that bill tomorrow even ing, and at the same session, Mrs. Flor ence Kelley, of the Consumers' League, will speak on "Protection for American Children." Dr. Felix Adler. Secretary Lovejoy, and Prof. Frank Leavitt, of the 'University of Chicago," are among the many people of national reputation who will he heard at these meetings. her, and continued to denounce er "father" Mr. Arnold, for not answer ing the many letters she had writton him. It developed the girl, under an as- i . mimed name wrote the New York police and secured enough data re- garding the disappearance of Miss Arnold to enable her to tell a plaus- able story. Sur Sh Isn't Dorothy NEW YORK, March 15 The claim of Emily Splawn O'Dell, of Los An geles, that she is Dorothy Arnold is described as "pure nonsense" by the father f th missing girl, Francis R-Arnold.