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VOL. XXIY. NO. 303
. 9
On Either Side of Border
Town for Miles Martial
Law Practically Exists,
Though No Proclamation
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
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
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.
Lack of Food and Cold Wind Thins
Ranks of Unemployed
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
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:
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.
March ICth, 1914. President Good Government League.
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
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
'Since there is no justice in this
country I will take it on myself. It was
an act of justice. Take me where you
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.
Candidate for Mayor Would
Have Prompt Action Un
der the Agreement Be
tween Corporation Com
mission and P. G. & E. Co.
rts Legal Department Should
at All Times Be Alert to
Protect Citizens Against
Exactions, the Candidate
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."
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
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.
Cor0rf'N& .-.orf my revolver WTNS5
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and furthere? ' J? rwrfwSil
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
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
By J .
T MoCutch-on.;
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 . :
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
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
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."

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