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THE ARIZONA REPUBL
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL ICAN TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 17, 1914 14 PAGES VOL. XXIY. NO. 303 . 9 v. i i w i ,-J ,'4 jr TEC ATE CITIZENS ARE ARMED TO AVENGE MURDER BY BANDITS On Either Side of Border Town for Miles Martial Law Practically Exists, Though No Proclamation Issued BORDER PATROL IS DEMANDED Information Seems to Show Crime Was Not One of Federal Soldiers, But Rather That of Members of Construction Gang associated prhss dtspatchI SAN DIEGO, March 16. Citizens of Tecate and other settlements within a radius of ten miles of the place where the Mexican bandits crossed the line, burned the United States post office, and killed Frank V. Johnston, tonight held a mass meeting, adopting resolu tions demanding that United States troops patrol the border for six months. Every man attending the meeting was heavily armed, and ready to shoot at a moment's notice. Residents of this section are bitter in their attitude toward the Mexicans. The local offi cials say it would take little to send them across the border to avenge the raid. Fear is entertained for the safety of women, and children. There is a gen eral feeling of restlessness. There is a belief the raid may be duplicated at some other border point at any time. Although no proclamation was issued martial law existed today in effect along the border for miles on each side of Tecate. All last night the border was patrolled by troops across the line. A few hundred feet distance, Mexican rurales performed guard duty. Governor Johnson has been asked to make a formal demand on the governor of Lower California for the delivery of the Mexican suspected. Anti-Mexican feeling is at fever heat in the vicinity of Tecate. Every man within a radius of ten miles of Tecate is fully armed, and supplies of arms, and ammunition have been ordered from San Diego. Major Davis, commander of Fort Rosecrans here, received instruction from Wash ington to lend any assistance to the immigration and customs officials and to keep the department informed of conditions. Not Political Crime WASHING-TON, March 16. Mem bers of the Mexican Railroad construc tion gang killed Postmaster Johnston, and burned the post office at Tecate, on Saturday night, according to report to the war department from army headquarters at San Francisco. None of the men have been apprehended. Satisfied by the report that no Mexican federal soldiers, or officials are involved, and that the crime is not a political one the state department officials announced the affair would be handled in the ordinary way. Every effort will be made to arrest the mur derers, and have them returned to Cali fornia under extradition proceedings for trial. The report of the war 'department says : "Three or more Mexicans with revol vers crossed the international line at Tecate, killing one civilian, wounding another civilian seriously and burned ft store, including the body of a civil ian. The Mexicans escaped, but one was recognized as a member of a rail road construction gang ouartered about half a mile southwest of Tecate. Fed eral soldiers are not thought to have Tieen implicated. Three squads of soldiers are now en tfimped at Tecate with orders to assist the customs, and Immigration officers in enforcing the neutrality laws. ARMY GROWS SMALLER Lack of Food and Cold Wind Thins Ranks of Unemployed rASSOCIATRD PRESS DISPATCHl SACRAMENTO, March 16. The army of the unemployed is rapidly disintegrating and with the food sup ply diminishing and the north wind making life unpleasant, deserters are thinning the ranks. The army originally 1500 strong Is now estimated at 350. The avowed purpose of "marching to Washing ton" apparently will not be fulfilled, Although leaders are striving to Imbue a "do or die" spirit. The militia companies on guard will be sent home as they are not necessary now. Position of Good Government League In answer to many inquiries as to the position of the league. I de sire to state that we have not endorsed any man as candidate for mayor, there being two good men nominated, but we intend 'to sup port as commissioners the three men endorsed by us and nominated at the primaries leaving the individual to select the fourth com nissloner. We stand for: JOSEPH COPE L. D. DAMERON and HARRY DIEHL, for commissioners knowing them to be honest capable and unpledg ed. For mayor and the fourth commissioner we leave the individual to select such as they believe best. L. W. COGGINS, March ICth, 1914. President Good Government League. INITIATIVE MAKES ! MINIMUM WAGE LOS ANGELES, March 16. That no working person shall j j receive less than $2.50 per day j for work is provided in an in- itiative petition being circulated in Los Angeles county for a j place on the November ballot, j j It makes it a criminal offense to pay less, or to pay children un- der IS years of age less than I $1.00 per day. i French Minister's Wife Kills Editor Of Paris Paper associated press dispatch! PARIS, March 16. Gaston Calmette, editor of the Figaro, was shot today by Mme. Henriette Caillaux, wife of Joseph Caillaux, the French Minister of Finance, and died tonight. Mme. Caillaux went to the Figaro office seeking vengeance. M. Calmette hav ing bitterly assailed her husband. She fired at least three times, the bullets penetrating the editor's chest, side and abdomen. While the editor was being trans ported to the hospital, he said repeat edly, "I have done my duty. I have done my duty." Having committed the deed, Mme. Caillaux submitted to arrest, and while employees of the Figaro office were taking the pistol from her hand, she said: 'Since there is no justice in this country I will take it on myself. It was an act of justice. Take me where you will." Mme. Caillaux was removed to the police station where she underwent a preliminary examination, the substance of which was communicated to the press at her desire. "I am sorry," she said, "for what I was obliged to do. I had no intention of killing M. Calmette. I would be J happy to know that he will recover. I desired only to teach him a lesson." At the moment of the attack M. Cal- mette was preparing to leave his office in company with Paul Bourget, the author. He excused himself to receive Mme. Caillaux, who fired almost im mediately. In her statement to the police, Mme. Caillaux explained that the campaign against her husband had become intol lerable and that she was determined to stop it. She consulted an eminent lawyer, who advised her that legal pro ceedings would be futile, and that they were often worse in the case of on in nocent man than in the case of the guilty. She decided then to take the law into her own hands. She bought a revolver, drove to the Figaro office, and sent in her card. M. Calmette was most polite and ask ed what he could do for her. "It is needless for me to pretend that I am making a friendly call," I answered, and then I drew my revolver from my muff and fired all the cart ridges, M. Calmette tried to take shel ter behind a desk.. Mme. Caillaux was formally charged with attempted homicide, and removed to the St. Lazare prison. Later the charge was changed to homicide. It was officially announced tonight that M. Caillaux had tendered his resigna tion from the ministry of finance, but that Premier Doumergue had withheld his decision until tomorrow. Crazed Russian Shoots Two; Then Suicides Near Jerome (Special to The Republican.) PRESCOTT. March 16. Guy Bailey, manager of the Jerome branch of the Bank of Arizona and Carl M. Helm, an attorney, both of Jerome, were each shot through the head tonight at that place by Peter Nojokits, a Russian, who then turned the six shooter on himself and sent a bullet crashing through his own brain. The three men were returning from a six mile trip to land recently purchased by the Russian in which the attorney and banker were interested. All were riding in Bailey's seven passenger machine. JUDGE LEWIS ADVOCATE OF Candidate for Mayor Would Have Prompt Action Un der the Agreement Be tween Corporation Com mission and P. G. & E. Co. PHOENIX SHOULD BE REPRESENTED rts Legal Department Should at All Times Be Alert to Protect Citizens Against Exactions, the Candidate Believes The Republican, as its readers will recall, since the announcement of th. settlement and agreement between the state corporation commission and the Pacific Gas and Electric com pany, has consistently advocated an appraisal, as provided for in the agreement by a commission of quali fied experts of national reputation, of the company's property to secure a basis for fixing rates fur light, power and gas. Judge Lewis, candidate for mayor. VP? asked yesterday how he stood or. this matter. Said he: "The city has a vital interest in Uib and if I am elected mayor I shall act promptly to secure repre sentation of the city in this appraisal. t concerns deeply a large majority of the citizens of Phoenix, users of light and power. I believe that a proper appraisal of the company's property will give a basis for fixing rates which will materially lower the monthly bills of hundreds of families. "I am told that the city of Phoenix i? getting the worst of it in the rates charged by the Pacific Gas and Elec I trie company. It is said that the I tame company is furnishing the same class of service to the street railway '. company at a lower rate. I have not . i'.ad time to investigate this. If there j is any truth in the report, thij is a matter that should have the attention . of (lie.city authorities at once'. I intend to see to it not only that the- city has a square deal in this matter, but what is far more im portant to those living in the city, to see to it that the citizens of Phoe nix have some direct representation before the corporation commission through its legal department in find ing out what the teal effect of tho recent compromise settlement of the affairs of the gas company is. "The city of Phoenix should take some interest directly in looking out for the interests of its citizens in matters of this kind. I believe that something more is demanded of the city commission than the mere for mal conduct of the city business. It i- up to the new commission to see tc it that the city is protected in all matters that vitally affect the inter ests of the people living in it." CHINESE PIRATES MAKE PICH HAUL I HONGKONG, March 1C Wear ! ing cotton badges announcing ! "Money Comes Easily," pirates boarded and looted the Norwe- gian steamer Childar and carried off $50,000 booty after overpower- ing, binding and gagging the six I Europeans aboard. The pirates escaped in junks. Helm and the Russian were riding behind. An argument arose over the land and the Russian declared he wanted his money back. Pulling a, gun he sent a bullet crashing through Heim's head. Then he turned the gun on Bailey who was driving, and sent a bullet through the base of his skull. Jumping from the machine he took three steps and placed the muzzle of the gun against his own head. The Russian died Instantly. Bailey died in the hospital two hours later and Heim is conceded to have a chance for his life tonight. Heim has a wife and four children, Bailey, who was an Oakland boy, was married two years ago to a Santa Cruz girl. Bailey worked himself up from the position of messenger boy in the same bank to its manager within fifteen years. He was but thirty years of age. Jerome is the city where Is located the famous United Verde copper mine. The tragedy has spread a pall of gloom over .the entire county. A telephone message to The Repub lican last night confirmed the tele graphic advices of the killing in Jerome Gulch. Bailey died at 9:45 and at 10:45 Heim was not expected to live through the night. It was statPd that in Jerome the belief is strong that the deed was premeditated as the Russian bought a big draft and sent it home to his sister before going on the journey. AL CARRANZA IS TO i I IV VET?r7-i - T VY. SHOWING Cor0rf'N& .-.orf my revolver WTNS5 1 . tfL j Anu VHILC I HAD IT INM 5; JjTANDJ '' " and furthere? ' J? rwrfwSil " -J 1 UiDNT KNOW HE WAS IgjSlfe STAND ' A ) a BRITISH SUBJECT ! s- ' JLMb!) GREAT SCOTT, I THOUGHT " ALL NOW FALSE, DEFAMATORY AND MALICIOUS s The eity campaign in its closing days has been marred, by the distribution of a malicious and disgraceful circular, attacking Judge Lewis and those supporting him for mayor. The misrepresentations and the appeals to prejudice and ignorance shown in this circular must disgust all fair-minded citizens, and we are glad to leam that it was issued without the knowledge of Mr. Young. Among the many ridiculous charges or insinuations in the circular is the claim that The Republican has entered into an agreement with the Gazette relative to the appointment of a city manager. The statement that this paper has any agreement with the Gazette or any person regarding the appointment of a city manager or any other city official is an outright and malicious falsehood. Prom the beginning, The Republican has advocated and has insisted that only pointed to office. It has insisted that the mayor and sion should be such men, and such men may be trusted No man connected with The Republican has ever urged upon any candidate the ap pointment of any man for city manager. The Republican has not the slightest idea whom its candidates would The Republican expects chosen except what any of cient management of the city's business. No man standing in shoe-leather can truthfully state that The Republican has 'any sinister motive for its support of Judge Lewis or the gentlemen whose election to the commission it is advocating, or that it is affiliated with any ring or clique ot politicians or any self-seeking combination. As a further reply to the absurd statement that The Republican is associated with any clique or rings, we would point to the undisputed fact that every office holder, every office-seeker, every political organization, every machine politician, every candidates' combination, including that in whose interest that scurrilous circu lar was issued, is opposing bitterly the commission ticket, supported by The Repub lican and the Good Government League. Why We Are Supporting Judge Lewis Judge Lewis has within, the last day or two been made the brunt of an unfair attack by those who are seeking his defeat, and the motives of this paper in support ing him have been maliciously assailed. We take a special pleasure in again stating exactly why we are supporting Judge Lewis today and why we supported him throughout the primary campaign: First Because we believe him to be a man of upright character and marked ability. Second Because Ave believe him to be the best qualified man for the important duties devolving upon the mayor of this city. Third Because of his legal training, we believe him to be better qualified for the legislative duties of his office than lus opponent. Fourth Because we believe him to be a man of especial business ability. Fifth Because he is absolutely pledged -to a non-partisan business government and to eliminate politics from the -ity's business. Sixth Because we believe Judge Lewis, in voting for appointive officers, would give consideration only to men of ability and efficiency. And, Lastly Because Ernest mayor would be a credit to INVESTIGATE THE KILLING OF BENTON By J . McCutcheoa. T MoCutch-on.; RIGHT! SIGH IT" men of character and efficiency should be elected or ap appoint if they should be elected. and desires nothing from its readers expect and desire, a useful, honest and effi W. Lewis is a man whose the eitv. . -M . : WITNESS STAND a non-partisan government, the members of the commis to appoint a eity manager, the administration now to be occupancy of the office of Claims Adjutant General of Colorado Removed Her to Denver from Trinidad Without First Gaining Her Consent NOW SAYS SHE IS GOING BACK Holds a Conference With Governor Amnions, Who Expresses Hope She Will T)o Nothing in Violation of Colorado Law Tassociated PRK88 DISPATCHl DENVER, March 16. "I am going back to Trinidad before the end of the week," said "Mother" Jones, "and fully expect to be arrested, and put back In prison as soon as I reach the strike zone, but no governor nor president can make me abandon the constitu tional right to go where I please. I will go ahead caring for the wives and children of the strikers, and encourag ing men in the resistance of tyranny, and robbery by the coal operators who own Southern Colorado." She reached Denver today after be ing secretly removed from Trinidad last night. She holds Governor Am nions responsible for her imprisonment. She says she was simply deported, and brought to Denver under military es cort without' her consent. The gover nor and Adjutant-General Chase says she expressed a willingness to come to Denver, if the governor would give her an interview. Horace N. Hawkins, attorney for the strikers, entered the controversy with the statement that he told the gover nor that "Mother" Jones had not asked for an interview but that she would call upon the governor If Invited to do so. ' Thereupon the governor Invited the strike leader to call at his office. Mr. Hawkins further expressed the opinion that the state authorities brought "Mother" Jones to Denver and releas ed her because they did not wish to have an appeal to the State Supreme Court taken In the habeas corpus suit recently denied by District Judge A. W. McHendrie at Trinidad. Appeal in this case was to be filed today. The re lease of the prisoner blocked this ac tion. Mr. Hawkins said tonight, however, tht if "Mother" Jones returns to Trini dad and is again arrested, he will bring habeas corpus proceedings directly In the Supreme Court, as the identical is sues have already been passed upon by the district judge. The conference between "Mother" Jones and Governor Ammons was at tended by John R. Lawson and John McLennan, strike leaders, by Mr. Haw kins, and by Claude Fairchild, the gov ernor's private secretary. The proceed ings were amicable, all parties shaking hands before sitting down around the big table in the governor's private of fice. "Mother" Jones told the governor that she had been deported against her wil, and that she was going back to Trinidad whenever it pleased her. The governor replied that he hoped she would not violate the law or do anything to cause disorder in the strike zone. Labor leaders served notice that they will make an effort to restore the lower Forbes tent colony where the tents were recently demolished by the militia. In a statement to the Associated Press. "Mother" Jones reiterated her determination to return to the strike zone, in spite of the threat of General Chase that she will be arestedr. "Mother" Jones makes no denial of advocating violence. She admits the famous "save your nfoney and buy a gun" speech in West Virginia. "When the state hires 'bloodhounds,' and buys them rifles with which to shoot down laboring men," she said, "I think laboring men should protect their homes." Labor leaders are planning for a mass meeting in Denver before 'Mother" Jones' departure for Trinidad. At this meeting it is expected "Mother" Jones will be the principal speaker. "Mother" Jones detailed her de parture from the military hospital. "Three or four days ago Col. Davis, in charge of the Trinidad division of militia, came to the prison and asked me to go to Denver and talk with Governor Ammons, who wanted to interview me. I told him I would and nothing more was said until last night. "I was making ready for my bath when Col. Davis was announced. He told me to get ready to go and see Governor Ammons at Denver. I was forced to dress and enter an auto mobile with Davis and other militia men. I was driven through the side streets and alleys and not to the station. The train picked us up after it left Trinidad. My berth was ready. I went to bed. At Denver 1 was taken to a hotel and did not know I was no longer a prisoner until Horace Hawkins told me I was astounded that I had been tricked into coming to Denver. Governor Ammons admitted today he had no idea of seeing me here."