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,VOL. XXIV. NO. 302
Postmaster is Slain When
lie Refuses to Give Com
bination of Safe, and Dead
Body Left in Smouldering
Brother of Dead Man Wires
Secretary Bryan and Gov
ernor Johnson Demanding
Full Investigation of the
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."
i' V
;' -Gustavo Bauch,
Slayer Of Bauch
Probably Known
To Commission
(Special to Th.
ranza investigation
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
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
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.
Governor Colquitt.
for any emergency that may arise.
He is determined not to back down
frnni the position which he hMS
Special Peace Commissioner
of International Peace
Forum Reaches Phoenix
After Conference With
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
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
"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
Dr. Tupper visited Phoenix last
November when Vice-President , Mar
shall was here and at that time held
a peace conference with Mr. Mar-
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.
Asks Citizens of New York
State to Say Whether He
Has Not-Been Bunished
Sufficiently for Slaying
Stanford AVhite
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."
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
Baker Is Third;
Two Records Are
Broken In Races
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.
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.
No. 719
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
ibi iirui nn rum
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
She refused to reeoirnize her hus
band or her sister, who sent to see
Another Volcano is in Erup
tion and Many Lives Are
Reported to Be Lost
Numerous Houses Are
Details of High Wind That
Swept Province of Kuban
Indicate That Over Fif
teen Hundred Perished
in Storm
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
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
It developed the girl, under an as-
i . mimed
name wrote the New York
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.

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