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Ballot Battle Ends In
. Choice of Geo. U.
Cope, Corpstein, Foley and 'j
"Woods Elected Commis
sioners in First Election
Under New City Charter.
New Mayor Progressive
By a majority of five hundred
votes, the people of Phoenix yester
day decided upon Hon. George X.".
Young as the first mayor of the cy
linder the new form of government
provided by the new city charter. In
like manner, Joseph Cope, Peter
Corpstein, M. J. Foley and Frank
Woods were chosen commissioners,
and upon these five men will evolve
the task of selecting the city man
ager, the man who is to conduct the
business affairs of the metropolis of
the state.
In spite of a cold wind the interest
in the election was so great that
over 400 more voters turned out for
this election than presented them
selves in the primary election a
month ago. The vote was excep
tionally heavy, and the manner of
Handling it commended and fully
justified the action of the city coun
cil in providing more polling places
for the use of the citizens.
All rlay long the workers for the
respective candidates were busily en
gaged in getting out the vote for
their friends. The automobile came
in for a great share of the service in
this regard, as many otherwise un
able to attend the polls and cast a
vote, were enabled to reach the
booth and return home with the
least possible loss of time, by the
use of the machines that were being
driven for the candidates.
Early in the day the condidates
themselves were on the ground visit
ing the various polling booths and
greeting friends. Exhibitions of
ticians or tne days mat were, De
came noticeable feature. of the day
before the noon hour had been
The candidates of the Good Gov
ernment League were in the race
until the last. Not until the last
vote was counted was hope given up
that two of the new commissioners
were from the ticket endorsed by the
League and The Republican. In fact,
Joseph Cope, the leading candidate
for commissioner, made a truly re
markable race, outdistancing all can
didates, and landing in his position
by a really remarkable majority. He
ran nearly three hundred votes ahead
of the leading candidate for mayor
and five hundred votes ahead of the
next successful candidate for com
missioner. The surprise of the election, how
ever, was the race made by Frank
Woods, who received enough of the
franchises of his fellow citizens to
become the fourth successful can
didate for commissioner. Woods just
did get nominated at the primary,
but he made up in full measure when
the votes were counted last night.
The day went off quietly enough.
There was no excitement at any of
the booths; the women came and
Voted and went on their way with
a sang froid that carried with it the
conviction that they had been doing
just that thing always. Every elec
tion board had upon it several wom
en and they worked just .as success
fully and accurately as the men who
have been to the manor born "since
the memory of man runneth not," etc.
From the point of view of civic
interest, the election was entirely
satisfactory. The vote was a heavy
one. especially In the north side
wards. A particularly good showing
was made in the east precinct of the
second ward, where 92 per cent of
the registered vote was polled. In
the south side wards there was not
finite so much of a demonstration of
interest. The ladies of Phoenix again
of monstrated the wisdom of the
legislature granting them the ballot.
Not only did they turn out in as large
numbers as the men, but they took
r.n active part In bringing out the
voters. That was particularly true of
the ladies of the Good Government
The result of the election is not
greatly different from what had been
generally forecast. The election of
Young had been confidently claimed
by his workers who had made a poll
of the city but the final figures were
greater than even the most sanguine
had claimed. The election of Cope
was admitted by all prognostieators
and most of them believed that Corp
stein, Foley and Dameron would he
elected, as it was supposed that the
democratic vote would be cast pretty
. solidly for them. Wood was always
believed to have a good fighting
The democratic vote, perhaps, went
where it was expected to go, but the
strong union labor vote went for
Wood almost soildly. In addition, vot
ers associated him with the Young
ticket and that added to his strength.
The new mayor has been a resi
dent of Arizona for many years. He
resided first at Williams, where he
was engaged in the newspaper busi
ness. He came to Phoenix first, not
as a resident, but as secretary of
the republican territorial committeo
in the Cameron campaign of 1908.
He was more than a secretary and
became really one of the managers of
Over Rival E.
I desire to thank my many
friends for their loyal support I
yesterday, and the man workers
who rendered untiring service
throughout the mayoralty cam-
.paign. I would also extend my I
congratulations to Hon. George U.
Young, my successful competitor. I
that successful campaign. As a re
ward for his services he was ap
pointed by President Taft secretary
of the territory, which post he held
until the admission of Arizona to
statehood. He early adopted prog
ressive principles and in 1911 con
tested with Judge Wells for the re
publican nomination tor governor. On
the organization of the progressive
rarty he joined it, and since has been
an active and consistent member.
For twelve hours a steady stream
of voters visited the polling booths
and at 6 o'clock sharp the counting
began. In the precincts where the
vote was exceptionally heavy, the
counting was not finished as soon as
the others. The fourth ward was
the first to complete its count, fol
lowed about an hour afterward by
the first division of the second ward,
which was followed in turn by the
third ward, and then it was getting
en toward midnight. Shortly before
11 o'clock the remaining precincts
came in and the total vote was an
nounced. The Republican office was a busy
flace last night. In addition to
watching the counting of the elec
tion officials, the whole force was
kept busy answering the million and
one telephone calls that continually
were ringing. Interest in the elec
tion wah statewide. Phone calls
Prescott, Tucson. Globe and
Florence were among those of the
valley and city, all anxious to get
the news of the election.
Some interesting comparisons be
tween the vote at the primary and
the vote at this election. These are
published herewith.
Vote in West Precinct, 1st ward. 779
Vote in East Precinct,, 1st ward. 768
Total vote, 1st ward 1547
Total vote primary 1371
Increase 176
Vote in West Precinct, 2nd ward. 632
Vote in East Precinct, 2nd ward. 811
Total vote 2nd ward 1443
Total vote primary 1313
Vote in 3rd ward
Vote in primary . ,
Increase 33
Vote in 4th ward 451
Vote in primary 402
Increase 55
Total vote in city 4216
Total vote at primary 3772
Accommodating Los Angeles Citizen
Saved by Friend
LOS ANGELES, March 19. James
McCann, a laborer, waited at a street
corner today, while his friend, Andy
Dacey, sought a revolver to kin him.
McCann's life was saved by Frank Mil
ler, who thrust his thumb under the
hammer of the weapon.
The three were talking calmly when
Dacey suddenly said, "wait here, I am
going to kill you." McMann thought
Dacey was joking and waited. Dacey
returned in a moment and drew his
revolver, but Miller's actions prevented
firing. Dacey was overpowered and
taken to jail.
TRINIDAD, March 19. The state
militia prevented a party of strikers
from restoring their tents in the lower
Forbes colony, recently demolished by
the militia. Two strikers began to
erect tents and the troops tore them
Protest to Congress
DENVER. March 19. John Lawson,
a United Mine Worker, wired a pro
test to the Congressional Investigation
Committee against the action of the
militia in again driving the strikers
from the Forbes Tent Colony.
EVERETT, March 19. The wronged
wife of Albert Dahlstrom, head of a
polygamous sect known as Heliga, now
in jail for white slavery, was given all
the property when awarded a divorce.
The principal holding is a tract on
which Dahlstrom planned to establish
a free love colony. Dahlstrom had
married girls in thirty states,
W. Lewis
For Mayor
Geo. U. Young 2336
E. W. Lewis 1825
Majority 511
For Commissioners
Jos. Cope 2618
Peter Corpstein 2131
M. J. Foley 1940
Frank Woods 1928
Victor Norris 184
G. N. MacBean 1744
L. D. Dameron 1617
H. A. Diehl
"Indicates successful contestant,
Pecinct 1
I'ur Mayor
ror Commissioners
Corpstein v 422
Norris : 385
Foley 378
MacBean - 320
Woods 293
Dr.meron 288
Diehl 261
Total vote cast 779
Pecinct 2
For Mayor
YoXing - 451
Lewis -: !...311
Majority 140
For Commissioners
Cope i 473
Norris i 391
Corpstein 376
MacBean 366
Woods 353
Foley 325
Dameron 297
Diehl 264
Total vote cast
Precinct 1
For Mayor
Young ' 401
Lewis 398
Majority 3
For Commissioners
Cope 586
Dameron 427
Diehl 402
Corpstein 381
Norris 307
Foley 298
MacBean 290
Woods 286
Total vote cast 811
Precinct 2
For Mayor
Young 93
Lewis 233
Majority 60
For Commissioners
Cope ..427
Dameron 293
Corpstein 291
Woods 282
MacBean 279
Foley : 252
Diehl 243
Norris 215
Total vote cast
For Mayor
Young 442
Lewis 320
Majority 122
For Commissioners
Woods .i 488
Foley 430
Cope 422
Corpstein 407
Norris T... 336
MacBean 322
Dameron 201
Diehl 200
Total vote cast
For Mayor
Young 224
Lewis 223
Majority 1
For Commissioners
Foley 257
Corpstein ; 254
Norris '. 239
Woods 236
Cope 197
MacBean - .. 167
Dameron Ill
Diehl 91
Total vote cast 457
Cotton Seed From Egypt Destined for
associated press dispatch
BOSTON, March 19. A shipment of
cotton seed for Arizona from Egypt,
was found heavily .infested by the so
called "pink boll worm", a dangerous
cotton insect pest, and has been re
fused admission into this country,
:::::: Jz&
ry a
Wilson's Strength
Is Getting A Test
In Panama Policy
WASHINGTON, March 19. More
stubborn than anything that yet has
arisen to disturb the tranquility of
the democratic majority since
party came into control of the na
tional government, is the opposition
to the president's plea to repeal the
tolls exemption clailse. With the
time almost at hand for the question
to be decided, the unyielding opposi
tion of the democrats who believe the
repeal to be an economic and political
mistake, becomes increasingly active.
While the president and the adminis
tration leaders are confident that the
exemption clause will be repealed,
none pretends that the majority will
be comfortably large.
The debate on the repeal will be
gin in the house on Saturday. In
the senate, action by the committee
on interocear.ic canals will be taken
tomorrow or Saturday on the bill for
repeal submitted by Senator Owen.
President Wilson conferred with
Senator Jones, of Washington, in
forming the senator that there was
no basis for the hitter's conclusions
expressed in a speech in the senate
yesterday to the effect that the tolls
repeal was the price to be paid as
a result of negotiations with Great
Britain for non-interference by the
foreign powers in Mexico and for
England's support of the Monroe
The senator told the president that
bis source of information on these
subjects, as well as his charge that
England was also contemplating get
ting the United States to settle for
1 sses sustained by Britishers who
bought confederate bonds, were ob
tained principally from the news
papers. The president told the sen
ator he was skating on thin ice in
circulating officially conclusions with
such a flimsy basis.
Senator Jones subsequently made
virtually a retraction in the sennte.
Discussing the question with other
callers, the president said his address
to congress on the repeal of the tolls
clause was written before the visit to
Washington of the British minister
to Mexico, Sir Lionel Carden, to
whom Senator Jones had referred in
his speech, and that the canal con
troversy was not mentioned during
the minister's conference at th?
White House.
Later in the day, Senator Jones
made a statement to the senate, as
serting that he should not have
wished to misrepresent anybody, that
he had referred to the conclusions
(Contiriued on Page Six.)
MARCH id, 1914
By John T. McCutcheon.
CopyrlEht: 1814: By John T. MoCutcneonJ
Forced at Point of Gun to
Drive Man on Tandem,
is Weird Story of Robert
Morris, Cycle Dealer of
Chino, California
-n-c Poiitnv f'lioiiir.rl TTim
s i. aptoi Uiauied Dim
to Wheel at .Night, Com -
pelled Hjm to "Drive in
by-WaVS trolll Pomona to
Yuma- Tale Disbelieved
A motorcycle abduttion, wearying
miles of desert riding, two days and
a night of hungry walking across
the wastes of Arizona, and maze
ment at his arrest here are features
f an astounding story told by Ro
bert E Morris, a 22-year-old boy,
picked up on telegraphic advice from
Chino, California, by Officer Peters
yesterday. Suspected here of wife
desertion, the youthful wayfarer is
being held in the city jail while the
officers of the California county pre
pare to take him back. He claims
he was forced at the point of a gun
to accept a stranger as passenger
to Texas, while his intended destina
tion was only the Flying Merkel
shop in Los Angeles.
Morris, if his tale be true, has lots
to complain of. And arrest at his
journey's end adds complication to
his troubles. But if the narrative
which the suspect detailed to the of
ficers last night is a fabrication,
then he is one of the most imagin
ative young, mechanics in this
While hieing him to the city on an
errand supposedly connected with his
chugbike agency, Morris met a man.
The man demanded passage as far
as Texas. He enforced his demand
with a revolver. He straddled the '
tandem of the machine and super- I
vised a trip through shady outskirts :
of towns, across deserts, over the
Colorado river, guarding his pilot
each night by draining him to the
back wheel of the mount. He bought I
bis eatables in sandwich form, and j
compelled his abducted two-wheeler
chauffeur to live camp life without
camp facilities clear to the sand
patches ten miles this side of Yuma,
where he lost him by the midnight
escape route.
The officers here were notified by
wire from Constable W. J. Tebo that
Morris would be here, and would call
at the Western Union for money. A
deformed left hand formed a sure
means of identification. Policeman
Peters, on orders from Chief Moore.
(Continued on Page Six.)
Would Start
With Mexico
WASHINGTON, March 19. The
United States government will wel-
oon,e a reopening of negotiations
ith the Huerta government or tne
; constitutionalists and be glad to
consider ny vt?vaMl . that, would
(tend to draw the various factions
together into a plan for the restora-
I ti,,n of ce.'n Mexic,- This aUi"
I tude of President A llson was re-
vealed after reports that Portillo
Rojas, minister of foreign affairs in
the Huerta cabinet had gone to Vera
Ciuz, to confer with John Lind, to
seek a resumption of the peace par
leys. Rojas, who has been mentioned as
a successor if Huerta retired, has
gone to Vera Cruz in order to ac
quaint Lind with his personality. The
president spoke in complimentary
terms of Rojas. The president em
phasized the fact that he has no list
of men under ban. because of alleged
complicity in the assassination of
Madero. His refusal to recognize
Huerta was on the ground that the
constitutionalists would never be re
conciled to the man who had over
thrown the Madero government and
was not reflecting the popular will
tnat he should not be dealt witn by
the United States.
The president never sought to ap-
prove or disapprove of individuals
who may aspire to the presidency of
Mexico. The president's principle
that a recognition extended to any
one to set up In the presidency
without some popular expression, or
without the indorsement of all fac
tions, could not lead to peace. In
considering peace proposals from the
Huerta government from now on, the
United States will do all it can to
forward a peaceful settlement, but
the conviction of the president is
just as strong as when he sent Lind
to Mexico last summer, that peace
in the last analysis is dependent on
terms that will be acceptable alike
to the constitutionalists and the
Huerta administration.
What War Would Mean
WASHINGTON, March 19. "War
with Mexico means a war of ex
haustion. The moment our troops
cross the border Mexicans will drop
their quarrel and make common cause
against the hated gringoes," declared
Representative Hulings of Pennsyl-
vania, progressive.
I "A strong man like Roosevelt would
' have settled the difficulty and there
(Continued op Page Five.)
Methods of the Majority in
Congress Little Different
from Those Prac t i c e d
AVhen the Republicans
Were in Power
Disclosure Made by Inves
tigation Conducted by
National Voters' League
of Plan to Save Hide of
Democratic Member
(Special to The Republican)
WASHINGTON, March 19 Con-
crete evidence that the Democratic
party has fallen into the careless, if
not evil, ways of the Republican party
while it was In power was given in
the House this week, wnen Represen
tative M. Clyde Kelly, of the Commit
tee on Rules sprang a veritable sen
sation. By direct testimony of those
involved, Mr. Kelly showed that 47
members claimed to have risen to de
mand a roll call on December 9th, when
only 23 had been counted. Mr. Kelly
absolved Speaker Clark from any sus
picion of irregularity, but he pointed
out emphatically the recklessly careless
manner in which the business of the
people is transacted by its representa
tives of the two old parties.
The demand for a roll call arose on
the question of referring to the Judi
ciary Committee a resolution from
Representative MacDonald, a Progres
sive of Michigan, providing for the ex
pulsion of a prominent Democrat whose
name had been mentioned conspicuous
ly by Col. Martin M. Mulhall in his dis
closures of disgraceful lobbying. Those
who demanded the roll call feared that
the resolution would be pigeon-holed in
the Judiciary Committee, or as one
member has expressed it to Secretary
Haines of the National Voters' League:
"I think the resolutions were im
properly referred to the Judiciary Com
mittee, for I suspected they would
sleep the sleep of death there."
And, through the desire of the Dem
ocratic majority to avert possible ex
posure of one of its members, and the
acquiescence of the Republicans in this
desire, the resolution never has been
brought to a showdown.
Charges recently voiced, that more
than 23 members had demanded a roll
call, although only that number had
been counted, led the National Voters'
League to send letters to all the mem
bers of the House, asking each if he
was present on that occasion and
whether he had risen to tlemand a roll
call. Forty-seven replied that they had
risen in the demand, eight were not
certain; sixteen 'returned evasive an
swers": fifty-six said they were not
present: and only five replied that they
had been opposed to the roll call.
Of the forty-seven who claim to have
risen, fourteen were Progressives, thus
showing that the Progresive party,
with a total of twenty members, had
furnished thirty per cent, of the fear
less voters, while the Democrats with
290 members and the Republicans with
123 had averaged only thirty-five per
cent. each.
While this disclosure caused a sensa
tion, it occasioned no surprise. In de
cades of reactionary rule observers in
Washington have become accustomed
to the conduct of the people's business
by both Democrats and Republicans in
a slip-shod manner, if not worse. The
House is run dictatorially on the orders
of a few "leaders" of the majority, of
ten in a combination with "leaders" of
the minority, and legislation of even
the most vital import is enacted or
killed by half a dozen partisan poli
ticians. Secrecy, silence and the cau
cus have been used to keep the people
in the dark and to shield those re
svnsible for sins of omission and com
mis.yon. How readily this system could be
overthrown, however, and the people
be given a square deal is seen in the
tremendous influence for good already
exerted by even the few Progressives
who now leaven the whole. Through
the insistence of the Progressive mem
ber, the Committee on Rules has been
obliged to adopt a rule that all votes
on every question before it shall be
recorded and shall be made public.
Through the insistence of the Progres
sive member of the Committee on
Banking and Currency, that committee
decided to hold public sessions in its
discussions of the Currency Bill. This
the Democrats avoided by holding sec
ret conferences of the democratic
members and freezing out the Progres
sive and Republican members, but the
wedge of publicity had been inserted
and the Demorcatic party was forced
to confess itself as much an advocate
of secrecy and silence as ever the Re
publican party had been in its, most
defiant days.
Above all. however, these facts now
are getting before the people through
the ever-increasing independence of
the press, and the voters are learning
that they can expect no more from a
professedly "progressive" Democratic
majority than they could from the
most avowedly reactionary Republican
majority. The system remains, be the
(Continued on Page Eight.)

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