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THE 'ARIZONA REPUBLICAN"
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOURTH TEAR 28 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, V.)U 28 PAGES .VOL. XXIV. NO. 308 HOME RULE LIKELY TO AN IRISH Council of War is Held at; Oraighaven Between Sir' Edward Carson, Ulster Unionist, and General! Richardson TTEMPT TO COWE ULSTER WILL FAIL King George Assumes Rolei of Peacemaker in an Ef-i fort to P r e v e n t Threatened Trouble Ulster the! in K j ALDERS HOT, , 21. The London England. March and Soullmest- I ern railway . today received no- j I tlee from the war office to have rolling- stock in readiness to move any number of troops up to j j ten thousand with horses, 1 wagons and supplies at short no- j I tice. j .;. TASSOCIATRn PRESS DlSPATCUl BEL PA ST, March 21. Details of disaffection among the troops at Ciirragh, which were published fully in the evening papers here created no demonstration or exeitment. Bel fast tonight is wearing a normal aspect, except that the Saturday shopping crowds increased. A coun cil of war was held this afternoon at Craigaven between Sir Edward Car son, the Ulster unionist leader; Gen eral Sir George Richardson, commander-in-chief of the Ulster troops and forty officers comprising the re gimental commanders' forces at which mobilization details were per fected. Carson said: "The government is attempting to oowe Ulster by intimidation and pro vocation, but both will fail." The headquarters at Oraigaven are maintaining constant communication with the mobilization centers by mo torcycle dispatch carriers. A dispatch from Dublin announces the swearing in of special magistrates for Ulster, and this and the forwarding of de tachments of special constables from DiiMTtrttr Belfast are TOgarded here as an attempt to incite riots, as it is urged, no constables would ac cept such a commission, except na tionalists. All the regular troops in Relfast were confined to barracks today, causing great discontent among the men. Thirty-five hundred volunteers, comprising six battalions of the North Belfast regiment, spent the afternoon in drilling and maneuver ing on the estate of Lord Shafter bury which is called Belfast Castle. Other volunteers spent the day at target practice. Marquis' London derry said he thought the wholesale resignations of officers to be the first instance of this kind in the British army since the crisis of the preceding war against the American colonies. King as Peacemaker LONDON, March 21. King George nssumed the role of peacemaker in an effort to prevent the threatened trouble in Ulster. Just what will be the result of his Majesty's conciliatory move, will be a matter of conjecture, but it is known the King is using every influence to avert, bloodshed in the the. Ulster controversy. He had a long conference with Prime Minister As qnilh, Secretary of State for War, Col Zcly and several other high officers. Afterward he summoned Field Marshal Lord Roberts. The latter had been criticised by the Liberals for utter ances they construed as encouragement to officers who resigned from the regi ments. From the Palace Field Marshal drove to the war office where he had a long talk with the Secretary of War. The army council held an extended conference in the war office, with gen erals and lesser officers of the staff coming and going throughout the day. The government's military precautions to preserve order in Ulster precipitated (Continued on Page Ten.) Certain Benton Stabbed, Not Shot, By Major Fierro associated press dispatchI i tion reaching here. WASHINGTON, March 21. William J Roberto Pesquiera, confidential agenl Benton, a British subject, was not shot of the Constitutionalists in Washing by Villa, but was stabbed to death in ton. has started for Juarez to meet Villa's office In Juarez by Major Ru- Carranza in connection w ith the Ben delfo Fierro, according to persons be- ton case. He knows the general feel lieved to be conversant with the find- ing of the American go-ernment over ings thus far of the special Mexican the incident, and its desire for a clari commission appointed by Carranza, to fieatinn of it's mystery, investigate Benton's death. British That Major Ftp rro may be charged Consul Perce'al, who left Kl Paso for . with the crime and punished. Is the ex his post at Galveston, has forwarded pectation of mny Mexicans here Thev a report to the British Embassy here. It is expected here Monday. It is understood the report corrobor ates the findings of the Mexican com mission to the extent that Benton was stabbed, but it is not clearly estab lished, it is said, by whom the act was committed. The British; government, as well as the State Department here, is awaiting ' the report of the Mexican commission, J which it is thought may be made early next week, as Carranza is due in Jua- j rez on Monday, according to informa-' AGITATION BRING ON CIVIL WAR CHICAGO NOW HAS WOMEN ASSESSORS 1 CHICAGO, March 21. The fem- ini.se movement in Chicago prog i reused another step when eight i club women were appointed deputy j assessors. They will be assigned ! to districts where their work will j he most effective and most pleus j ant. They seek especially to lo- cate and assess property of women ! who at present compose less than one-half per cent of the tax pay ! ers of the eniinty. Gorky Likely To ' Be Sentenced To Exile In Siberia ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH ST J 'KTKKSB I " KG, March 21. i Court ptoceetiings are to be brought , immediately against. Maxim Gorky, j the Russian novelist, on a. ciuirge of blaphemy, according to a statement iasucd by tbe public prosecutor of , t!ie district court of St. Petersburg. Gorky, now suffering from tubercu losis, declared by his trie-ids to have been contracted during his incarcera tion in the fortress of St. Peter and Paul, lecently returned to Russia from the Island of Capri, after an ! exile lasting eight years. , The charge of blasphemy was pre . ferred against Gorky in 190,9 in con nection witii bis novel entitled i "Mother," in which he is alleged to have insulted the national faith. If found guilty, according to be exile in present state is equivalent the novelist's sentence, the Russian law, will Siberia, which in his of health, friends sav, to a sentence of death. -n- Paris Prefect Starts Reform In Dance Halls r ASSOCIATED PRKSg DISPATCH PARIS, March 21. The police be gan the introduction of a scheme of moral reform in the public resorts of this city. Celestin Rennion, prefect of police, summoned the proprietors of all music and dance halls and concert cafes to the prefecture, where he in t'crmed them that exhibitions of tin craped performers will no longer be tolerated. . - I It is understood the regulation does not apply to theatres on the ground that what' otherwise might be re garded as indecency is counteracted by the artistic value of the produc tions. ARE GIVEN TEN PER CENT f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH BOSTON, March 21. Unsecured creditors of Henry Siegel company, in this city, were granted a ten per cnt. dividend by Referee Olmstead, in the bankruptcy court. The un secured creditors number 2000. The trustees have on hand approximately JluO.ono from the sale of assets and other sources, and it is expected this amount will be considerably in creased when tbe accounts receivable have been collected. SOME SIMPLIFIED SPELLING ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH 1 LINCOLN. March 21. A uniform system of simplified spelling is to be used in all the university publica tions at the University of Nebraska. This was the decision of the uni versity. The senate style book to be drafted by committee professors will be used next fall for the first time. The faculty members desiring more radical changes than those adopted were given permission to do so in departmental work. explain Villa's story of the courtmar tial as an effort to shield Fierro, who is said to he a distant relative? The Carranza commission, however, it is reported has declared its purpose of punishing Fierro despite Villa's efforts to protect him. The arrest of Fierro j was reported from Chihuahua, but confirmation is lacking. Bryan said that while he had heard numerous versions of the Benton killing, com ment Yvould be withheld until the Car ranza commission has finished its work. REBELS WIN IN SiRT BAlTLf NEAR TOHREON Fight Over Possession of irrigation Ditch and Kuc-j ceed in Routing Federals! Killing i0( and Wound ing Many Others DECISIVE FIGHT IS COMING SOON Washington Officials Re lieve Outcome of Impend ing Engagement Will Re Turning Point in the Present Revolution f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH CONSTITUTIONALISTS' HOSPI- TAI. Li ASH, BF.I.MKJILI.O, Dl'RAN- j GO, MEXICO, March 21. Rebels un der General Hcrrera today fought tile first important engagement in the advance on Torreon near H;U'i rnda Santa Clara, 22 miles north of Toueon. It is reported that Kill fed erals were killed. The federals re tleated. The rebel loss is reported as slight. Three were killed and seven were wounded. The fight occurred over the posses sion of a spot over an irrigation ditch where Herrera wished to throw a bridge. He began the construction after the enemy, estimated at 4oii, had retired. Federals Routed EL PASO, March 21 A special from Berrnejillo, a few miles north of Torreon, states the rebels entered the former city this afternoon after an hour of hard fighting. In the streets the rebels found KM. dead and three wounded. The special gives the constitutionalists' loss as one captain anil two privates wounded. Most of the federal wounded, it U I clieved, were removed by their com rades. Communication Interrupted MEXICO CITY, March 21. Tele- grapmr- communication with Torrent. was interrupted at noon. Although ii was understood generally there was liring in the neighborhood of Tor rton, there was little interest ill the outcome. Two thousand troops have been rushed to the aid of Torreon. John Lind may make a trip of ob servation over that portion of Mexico i out rolled by the federals, as a re sult of a conference at Vera Cruz with Mexican Foreign Minister Rojas The recommendation was made by the minister, who said that Lind was favorably impressed. To Be Turning Point WASHINGTON, March 21. The battle of Torreon will be the tutn- i ing point in the revolution in Mexico, is the opinion of high administration offici-.ls. Kittle inl'otmation is at hand concerning the preliminary skirmishes, but it is believed that within a few days a battle will have been fought which will clearly indi cate the relative strength of the con stitutionalist and federal forces. The outcome is expected t influ ence the American policy to a con siderable extfnt. The officials arc not disposed to commit themselves concerning pmposals purported to have been made to Lind at Vera Cruz by Mexican Minister of Foreign ! Affairs Roias. Washincton ia willing to listen to any new peace plans, but has no definite information of Huer ta's obiect in sending Rojas to see lind. Want Mormon Lands DOUGLAS, March 21. General Carranza caused considerable dis satisfaction among Mexican residents of Colonia Morales, Sonora, last week, through his absolute refusal to grant the petition of a delegation that he apportion among them the farms, houses and other property of American Mormons among them, ac cording to reports. It is said that Carranza lebuked them strongly. The Mexicans al ready have possession of most of the property as the result of the flight of the Mormons last year during the "red flugsers' " raids, but wanted to complete their title from the gov ernment. The Carranza party, it is reported, has pressed into sen-ice all the. available teams belonging to the Mormons remaining in the colony, stating they will not be taken fur ther than Colonia Oaxaca, near the Chihuahua border. It is reported they were forced to go Into Chihua hua, however. Colquitt Demand Refused EAGLE PASS, March 21. Gen Guadjardo, commander of the feder als at Piedras Negras, refused the demand of Governor Colquitt, of Texas, for the surrender to the Tex as authorities of the five federal sol diers accused of implication in th- killing of Clemente Vergara, the American ranchman. The refusal was made to Adjutant Hutching, of Texas, who presented the demand. To Defend Negro EL PASO, March 21. The T'nited States government came to the aid of James Logan, a negro, hehl at Juarez, charged Yvith being a spy. Consul Edwards was instructed to engage the best lawyer available to defend the negro. EVEIO REFUTABLE BUSINESS HOUSE SHOULD By John T. McCutcheon. i a I i rZ r. 1 1 v r-x : - KAMILY NEW ERA IS THE T. M. C. A. Coming of Secretaries Mc Dill and Bilheimcr Starts Things Finances to Be Strengthened Campaign Opens Tomorrow i i Y. M. C. A. SECRETARIES TO OCCUPY PULPITS I I George D. McUill speaks at the. First Methodist Episcopal church at 11 o'clock this morning on the subject of "The Y. M. C A.. Its Effect in Pudding Character." G. S. Bilheimer occupies the pulpit at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church. South, at the same hour with an address on I ! ' The Y. M. Young Men.' C. A., Evangelizer of I ? Epoch-making is the way General Secretary Harry M. Blair describes the parlor conference held at the home of President Lloyd B. Christy of the Phoenix Y. M. C. A. last night with the international secretaries. George D. McDill, of Chicago; G. S. Lilheimer, of Denver, and J. D. Hall of the Indian work. Epoch-making because it will mark the start of a new energy in the Phoenix institu tion. The travelers are going over the new "beat" of Mr. Bilheimer, who is assuming control of the western states. They are really coming on an inspection visit. Rut the effect of their stay in Phoenix will be to in tuse new life into the work. The fiist crack out of the box tomorrow will be the announcement of a finan cial campaign, to put the Y. M. C. A on its feet and paying its way in si far as any association is capable of being self-sustaining. ' Before about thirty of Phoenix's most prominent business men last night, the visitors spoke on their ideals of Y. M. C. A. work. McDill declared the association is the logical force to keep the young men in the church, because It builds character and adjusts it to the needs and re quirements of the church. Bilheimer spoke on the subject of co-operation and efficiency, with special reference to lay workers. He said that the layman is one of the best assistants in Y. M. C. A. work, when he de- votes his time to its suuport. Mrs. Cliristy toss. Shortly after nix yesterday, were taken to as well as his means was a charming hos- their arrival in Phoe thc two secretaries lunch by members of Mi fTI' " "l i' T7- "$vfflmm FAMILY Ih'F . r;-a r! rs ----. . OPENED ;Co:iriiilil: IU14: 1! .Inlnl T. Mi-CuUlieon.l Have it$ family entrance in front, and- NoJ?Putable buxinett ihoald require tcreeni. NEW YORK TIMES MANAGER IS DEAD NEW YORK, -March 21. John Norris, a widely known newspaper man, for a long time the business manager of the New York Times, and leader of the American News paper Publishers' Association in the campaign for free paper and wood pulp, died at his home in nrooKiyn. He had been in health for several months. poor Stockton Man Is I To Die Despite j Clemency Pleai I f ASSOCIATED PRESS PISPATCH i ROSTON. March 21. Governor I Walsh refused to commute the sen- tence of death of William A. Dorr, of I .ytft.-Vlnn n.ilir ..ni hi.. . .- f ... . ..... .. .. .... mi, ilJr. ......ri ii iui the murder of George E. Marsh of Lynn, will occur next week. Walsh had considered for a week. Dorr's plea for a pardon. The major ity of the advisory board of pardons reported against the commutation and it whs unofficially announced that ev ery member of the legislature and counsel opposed any respite. The gov- ernor was expected to make his de cision known at noon, but at the elev enth hour, Fletcher Plummer of Bos ton, presented some alleged new evi- j dence as to Dorrl's sanity. It was I after consideration of this matter the i governor made his decision. I FAVOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE I ASSOCIATED PKKSS DISPATCH 1 POTTSTOWN. Pa., March 21. The Philadelphia conference of the Meth odist Episcopal church unanimously adopted suffrage resolutions favoring woman and recommending that i churches make a special study of the j question. The Laymen's Association of the conference adopted similar re solutions yesterday. the church brotherhoods. Y. M. C. A. officers and workers, the pastors of all the churches and many business men. With them was Dan Crawford, the missioner who held forth with the revivalists at the tabernacle last night. At last night's conference, the fol lowing business men were present. Walter Bennett, Lloyd B. Christy. U W. Coggins, Geo. Day, H. P. lje Mund, Dr. Jno. Dennett, C. D. Dorris. J. W. Dorris, C. W. Goodman, Jno. I.. Gust. H A. Diehl. C. T. Hirst, I)r H. A. Hughes. J. L. Irvin, J. A. R. Irvine. Franklin D. Lane. Dr. W. G. Lentz, J. D. Loper, H. J. MeClnng, Judge J. C. Phillips, J. M. Stewart, Dr. J. Wix Thomas, Albert G. Ft ley, Levi Young, Dwight B. Heard, C. A. Donofrio and J. M. Oimsby. At noon Monday, the secretaries will lunch with inn business men on the Y. M. C. .V. roof garden. At this time the campaign will be lined up, workers will be organized ami tthe project launched with all the vim and energy at the combined com mand of those present. DEMOLITION IS MOTTO OF ARMY OF PADADERS Thousands of Men and W olllen, Unemployed An- tides which state that President Wil ai'cllistS and I. W. W, I son. sought to influence the house to March Through (iotham's Streets Defying Police ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHI NEW YORK, March 21 Under a silken, black banner bearing in blood red letters the inscription "Demolition", thousands of men, women, anarchists, unemployed and I. W. W.'s. marched Fifth Avenue for miles without wait ing to ask the city authorities for the permission required by ordinance. The marchers chanted hysterically and shouted epithets at the constituted- government as they paraded, without j intcrfeienee. to a mass meeting, where Emma Goldman and others addressed i them. J Clouds obscured the sun. and made the thoroughfare a canyon of gloom as the "army" led bv Alexander Rorkmnn j swept northward unrestrained. It was j not a symmetrical line formation, but i a boisterous and noisy crowd that I jostled fashionably dad women and ; men from the sidewalks, j There was no enforcing of traffic rules. Automobiles and trollev ears tni't tried to pass through the ranks were held up and chauffeurs and nio- tormen intimidated. One woman in an luiomooiie wno got away, was spat i upon by a man in the parade. 1 ine demonstration is regarded as the , most extraordinary in the history of the city and was subsequent to speak ing in the streets near I'nion Square, where the throng had been denied per mission to gather. Ministerial Caused Trial ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH 1 PARIS. March 21. The committee of the Chamber of Deputies inquiring into; "I affirm on my honor that Vaillaujr. the allegations of ministerial influence 'never directly nor indirectly asked me brought to bear to secure a postpone ment of the trial of Henri Pochette, charged with extensive swindling, heard several witnesses today. Among them Were magistrates, who confirmed the statement of Victor Fabre. chief public prosecutor, that pressure had been exerted on him bv Ernest Monis and Joseph Caillaux, while they were j ministers in order to have the case ' postponed. COHGRESS WILL START BATTLE ON TOLLS ACT 'Opening of Aggressive Fight for Repeal of tho Ex empt ion Provi s i o n is Scheduled to Begin in Dav or Two ! n : LIMIT DEBATE TO FEW HOURS Unlikely Bill Will Be Taken Up Before Tuesday, But the Vote is Expected Before the End of the Week ASSOCIATED press dispatch. WASHINGTON, March 21. The opening of an aggressive battle for the repeal of tho tolls exemption provision in the Panama canal act has been delayed until next week by prolonged consideration In the house of the rivers and harbors appropria tion bill. Renewed skirmishing in the senate served to reveal, however, the intensity of feeling in the , contro versy. Administration leaders of the house planned to call up the Sims repeal bill in the house and present a rule to limit general debate to fifteen hours. It is unlikely now the bill will be taken up before Tuesday or that a vote will be had until Into n.f week. Senator O'Gorman, chairman of the Tnter-Oceanic canals committee, who opposed the repeal, announced to the senate he could not call a meeting of, this committee to take up the re peal controversy until several absent members had returned. He had no wish to delay a settlement of the is sue, but could not force it in justice to members of the committee who wished to have a voice in the pre liminary action on the subject. Senator Owen, member of the com mittee who earnestly supports the president's request for exemption, re peal, said he would not seek to hasten consideration of the matter unduly. Senator Jones' resolution, calling upon the president for information as to what foreign governments pro tested against the American tolls exemption was referred by the sen ate to the committee on foreigv. re lations, O'Gorman asserting that he did not wish it referred to the canol committee. Senator Bristow, who previously urged reference to the canal committee, agreed to let it go to the foreign relations, "nrnvided j that committee would act." I Senator Jones called out a lively comment ry reading newspaper ar- limit debate on the repeal bill. Sena tor Thompson urged that Jones con sult the president oftener, maintain ing that by so doing, he "would he a better man and better informed." Jones denied that in the recent conference with the president relating to his speech on the repeal contro versy the president told him he "was skating oi thin ice." Asked by Sen ator Pomerene "if the ice seems any thicker this morning." Jones denied that his motives were political, add ing that he. was opposed to the ex emption of the repeal "on its merits." CASTRO IN TRINIDAD I ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! PORT AU SPAIN, Trinidad, March 21. Castro, the deposed president of Venezuela has been residing here since last July. He was discovered today by the police while searching a house which had been occupied by a brother. General Carmelo Castro. He said he would remain here if permitted and would be joined by his wife, now in Porto Rico. o TREATY FINALLY SIGNED WASHINGTON. March 21. Secre- tary Bryan and Senor Riano, the Spanish ambassador, signed the final ratification of the general arbitration treaty between the two countries agreed to recently by the senate. The exchange today was merely a formal acknowledgment of the acceptance by Spain and the Fnited States. Influence Postponement Maurice Bernard, a lawyer for Ro chette said: to demand a postponement of the case. I was visited by a man who is neither a politician nor a journalist who sug gested that I ask the prosecuting at torney to delay the case. He said that everything had been arranged in ad vance." Bernard refused to give the man's name. A member of the committee, Maurice Barres then asked: "Are we to infer that the man was jRochette?" Bernard declined to reply.