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THE ARIZONA. REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOUKTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 126, 1914 12 PAGES .VOL. XXIY. NO. 312 HLLA lEPiLSEP UxMj FiU,..I WASHINGTON. 5T. McCutcheon. OF iOSJ WEfi MAD SON LOSS mem of way UNDER FIRE ICopyrlfcht: 1!)14: By John T. McCutcheon .1 War Department at Mexico City Claims Rebels Have Been Routed With Great Slaughter and Are Still Retreating VELASCO PLAYS AMBUSH TRICK; Allows Villa to Enter Lerdo, Suburb of Torreon, and j esrape" ,nJury Then Turns Heavy Av-! tillery on Him With Deadly Effect ASSOCIATED PRESS DlSFATCJll MEXICO CITY, March 25. The war department claims the rebels under Yilla were routed at Tor reon with great slaughter. Eight hundred reinforce ments under Generals Joa quin Mass and Javier De Noure, it is announced, ar rived opportunely from Sal tillo in time to aid greatly the federal victory. The rebels are said to be retreating northward, the federals pounding their rear. It is admitted that Yilla en tered Lerdo, a suburb of Torreon, but, it is explained, this was a ruse on the pail of General Yelasco to am bush him. The rebel losses are re ported at two thousand. As soon as Yilla was well into the suburb, the federal artillery shelled them, the cavalry charging as the re treat started. Generals Maas and De Moure, it is reported, made the distance between Hipolito and Tor reon in fifty armored auto mobiles, the railroad having been cut at Hipolito. Little Information JUAREZ, March 25 (10 p.m.) At this hour, offi cials are still without infor mation as to the progress of the action at the front, save that they acknowledged it is a fact the fighting con tinues at Gomez Palacio. Whether the battle has con tinued or has been inter-! mittent since Monday is not known. The mere cessation of firing, it is said, accounts for a premature report that the rebels had taken the town. Foreigners Safe EL PASO, March 25. An authoritative telegram was received stating that all foreigners in the battle zone of Torreon are safe. Reports Art Conflicting EL PASO, March 25 The meager advices from Torreon are of a mixed character. The conclusion of schooled observers is that the rebels were checked at the onset of the battle, at both Torreon and Gomez Palacio, and met an enemy no wise inferior. Dispatches from corre spondents are held more reliable than the so-called official dispatches. Colquitt Denies Demanded Return Of Horse Thieves associated press dispatch 1 AUSTIN. March 25. Governor Col quitt, commenting on the reported wor ry of Washington authorities over his attempts to recover Clemente Vergara's horses from horse thieves, said today: "The reported statement from Eagle Pass that my Adjutant General made a demand on the Commander of Mex ican forces at Ciudad Porfiro Diaz to deliver Rodriguez and other fugitives from Texas justice, is totally untrue. General Hutchings was not authorized by me to make any such demands. I made a requisition on General Maas, military commander in the north, In I TWO KILLED WHEN I TRAIN HITS AUTO j LOS ANGELES, March 23. Mrs. Jacob Scherer, wile of a i wealthy Denver man anil Robert j Guard of Rivera, were killed when I their automobile engine died on the track at Harbor and a freight crushed the machine against an embankment. Her husband was seriously injured. Her daughters. Leontine and Mrs. Marie Van Devcnter of San Diego Ainey Says Villa Is Bruial, Vulgar And Also Ignorant ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! WASHINGTON, D. C, March 25 "Villa is a vulgar, ignorant and bru tal specimen of humanity, through whom the Standard Oil is advancing its interests," declared Representa tive Ainey, republican, today. Ainey brought up a resolution calling on the president to inform congress of the condition of foreigners in Mex ico. "If Huerta turns to Japan, the price is Magdalena bay. Dire result rests in the weak and obstinate policy pur sued by this government." "The glory with which the inspired press has sought to clothe Villa has been stripped by the Benton and other incidents of his career. Ainey delivered an attack on "the watchful and waiting" policy. "If war comes with Mexico and if citizens of Germany are murdered in Mexico and we are thereby involved, the responsibility lies with the policy which refused the pathway of safe and patriotic precedent," said Ainey in conclusion. "Inasmuch as the administration pins its hope on the constitutionalists. General ..rranza without Villa is as useless as a locomotive without wheels," said Ainey. "One asks, 'Who is Villa?' "Villa neither reads or writes, ex cept as in jail he learned to write his first name. 'Francisco." To those who knew him as a,, vulgar, ignorant and brutual specimen of humanity, the high sounding phrases contained in dispatches purporting to repeat his words carry their own refutation. "The effort to depict him as a hero, driven to the hills by great wrongs inflicted upon him have failed in the Mght of truth. "The cry of suffering coming up from Mexico uttered by American citizens whose lives have been sacri ficed, whose wives and daughters ra vished and whose property has been confiscated, have not reached a sym pathetic or responsive ear of the chief executive." Just before Ainey took the floor to make the speech the foreign af !airs committee met, and by an over whelming vote decided not to report '.he Ainey resolution to the house. These infer the attack on Torreon has only begun. They say: 'Villa 'says the wiles will be open when he reaches Torreon." Rebel advices say that Villa is at tacking the outskirts, and that two thirds of his army is engaged there. An unconfirmed rumor says that Villa executed 200 federal prisoners. In one assault 58 federals were killed and 200 wounded. 'Constitu tionalist sympathizers are gloomy I over the failure of detailed news paper dispatches to get through. Whether the threat to execute Luis Terrazas, Jr., today, has been carried out by the rebels is not known here tonight, but the absence of affirma tive information led General Luis Terrazas. father of the threatened man, to believe that his son had been granted a further lease of life. Gen eral Terrazas said he placed great confidence in the fact that Marion Letcher, United States consul at Chi huahua, had interceded for his son. Won't Execute Terrazas DOl'GLAS, March 25. Luis Ter razas, Jr., held a captive by the con stitutionalists at Chihuahua, will noi be executed under any circumstances, according to a statement by Roberto V. PesQuira, Washington representa tive of the insurgents, who is in (Continued on Page Three.) due and proper form for the surrender of these men to the Texas authorities. "The State of Texas is going to act within its rights, and as far as possible, the Governor and his agents, will avoid making any requests that cannot be made without appearing ridiculous. -."It Is strange to me why the author ities in Washington should be so .soli citous about the kidnapping of Mexi cans and the fear of international com plications as a result, when they so indifferently regard the kidnapping, murdering and taking their property by Mexican marauders and kidnappers." HAD PLANNED OEINSTRATION UPON ULSTER British Government Pub lishes Promised State ment Dealing With Re volting Officers of Third Cavalrv SERIOUS ERRORS ARE REVEALED Report is Confirmed That Third Battalion and Tor pedo Flotilla Were Or dered to Irish AYaters, But Recalled ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl LONDON. March 25. The govern ment published today its promised statement dealing with the revolting officers of the third cavalry brigade The house of commons held a heated and disorderly meeting. Vital facts reveal a tragedy of errors by Colonel Seely, secretary of war and Sir Ar thur Paget, commanding the Ire land troopers. Col. Seely frankly admitted he had made a great mis take and tendered his resignation to Premier Asquith, but acceptance was refused. Important revelations are to the effect that the government did not plan important military and naval demon strations upon Ulster. The report is confirmed that the third battalion and a squadron of the torpedo flo tilla were ordered to Irish waters, but was countermanded when mili tary arrangements were proven suc cessful. The government has withdrawn Col. Seely's guarantees, according to a statement by Viscount Morley. Sir Edward Grey told the house of com mons that the government's decision would be made known to General Gough tomorrow, leaving the situa tion in respect to Gough and fifty nine comrades still in a state of sus pense. Sir Grey declared the gov ernment was prepared to use force to whatever extent was required. All talk of compromise on the home rule bill at present is suspended. Conserva tives hold recent events show no compromise is possible except on' the unconditional exclusion of Ulster. Liberals say that would not be a compromise, but a surrender. Premier Asquith's statements that officers would return to duty uncon ditionally was made in good faith, since he learned of Col. Seely's amendments to the cabinet memor andum only yesterday afternoon. The prime minister made plain the gov ernment's position regarding the army to the house of commons, declaring he did not assent to claim of anv body of men in the service or the crown to demand assurance of what they would be required to do in cir cumstances which had not yet arisen. Much of the oratory of the debate in the house of commons tonight con sisted of fiery denunciations of the military aristocracy. Government members were placated by today's re velations, but there remains a strong outspoken dissatisfaction with the iffair among radicals and laborites. Many think the subject would have been allowed to rest except for the almost unanimous attack by the lib eral press and the boasting of the conservative press over what they speak of as general Cough's victory. Col. Seely's transfer to another cabinet post is predicted and the tm nouncement, accepting the resigna tions of General Paget and General Gough would be no surprise. o LOW EXPO FARES Railroads Fixing Rates for 1915 Travel ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SAN FRANCISCO, March 25. Virtually one way fare for the round trip to the expositions at San Diego and San Francisco from points west of Chicago were agreed upon by the trans-continental passenger associa tion. It Is probable, according to an of ficial statement, that tourists will be routed so as to be able to take in both expositions on one ticket. o NEW EXPRESS BUILDING. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH NEW YORK, March 25. The pop ular belief that the parcels post has placed express companies in hard straits is contradicted by the news that the American Express company will erect a 2,000,00 office building in lower Broadway. It will be thirty two stories in height, with a front age of eighty feet on Broadway, ad joining the new building of the Adams Express company. The com pany 'will reserve ten floors for it's use. William G. McAdoo, the well known.Sec. of Treasury, Is said to have matrimonial intentions. A little b:ri! gays I hat he has been dropping in at one of his neighbor's homes quite frequently. The neighbor has a charming daughter, i Selah! Uncle Sam, our well known and usually genial relative, reports that suspicious tracks have been fsoen around the public crib. He allows it's some of them Trusties trylngto rob him again. The Immigration Bill, w(th Its companion, the IateracyTest, is still in our midst. Mr. 'Wilson, our learned Presi dent, objects to the dog, but the Senate seems to like the dog, and trouble Is predicted ere long. CALL IB US ! IN CAMPAIGN i FOR MONEY Over Half of Deficit Wiped Out With Two-thirds ofj JJusincss .Men Not Yet Approached Commit tees AVork Todav In two working days of the Y. M. C. A. financial campaign, the committee have seen one-third of their appointed contributors and have collected over half of the amount required to put the institution on a solid basis for the com ing year. First day J2.843.00 Second day 2,079.50 $4,922.50 Deduct this from the total amount and the sum remaining to be collected is found to be $3,877.50. There were but 220 out of the 625 business men seen by the committee in the first two days. Of these 220, 145 have contributed the sums which add up to that pleasing total of $4,922.50. The average contribution was there for about $34. By averaging $"20 on the remaining contributors, who can be seen, the committees will be able to close the campaign with the entire amount stowed away in the bank. The results of the campaign so far are all the more pleasing to the work ers because they show that it only takes a minute's conversation to bring results. The only lack is in workers. Contributors are entirely willing to come across, if only they can be ap proached by the proper committees. There are fourteen committees of from three to seven members each, working on the town. The real call to arms does not issue until today, when the captains will be asked to gather spec ially big committees and go after the citizens on a final round up of the dollars. Captains and workers meet at the association building, and from there spread to their tasks. They want to see everybody and get the deficit must have had a lapse of memory and cleaned up today if it is possible, but ilid not regain his faculties until ar in case there is not time today to col- rested at Redlands for bigamy. He was lect everything, the campaign will con- paroled and is now trying to untangle tinue until Saturday. ' 'affairs. DEAR ME1. WITH OSCAR UNDERWOOD Fl&HTlNG- ME ON THE' canal Toua in The HDUSE . AND OPPOSING- SENATE - BECOMING Or OUIV Team CHOYNSKI'S KINDNESS NETS HIM $10,000 CHICAGU, March 2".. Called upon by Bert and Ned Ylng to help open the safe of their father, Jim Poll, a Chinese restaurant owner. who died recently. Joe ("hoynski, the former noted pugilist, swung open the door and found a will leaving him $1.hi0. It was a reward for (Jhoynskis kindness in helping Pon at San Francisco. - n - , , , , uizu ill rxviui nvj Says Impossible Convict Women ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH OAKLAND. Cat., -March 25. "U is almost impossible to convict a wom an of any crime nowadays," asserted W. H. L. Haynes, -district attorney of Alameda county, in a statement, and his opinion is concurred in by five other county prosecutors in the bay , district. "When a woman is involved in :i case. says Haynes. "overyining written or spoken is in her interest, without regard to the facts in the matter, and when testimony is given, it's main object is to create popular sympathy for the woman. The re sult is that public opinion begins t cut a big figure. A woman in nine cases out of ten pleads that she is insane: then everybody gets kind hearted, and turns her loose upon the community to commit another crime, and again put up an insanity defense, 'ad lib.' " J. I!. Mackenzie, district attorney of Contra Costa county, says he has never been able to convict a woman of crime. "In misdemeanor cases," he says, "it is absolutely impossible, no mat ter how flagrant the offense may be. attribute this circumstance to the inherent attitude of chivalry on the part of the men ow.ird women." -o- MARRIED: DIDN'T KNOW IT ASSOCIATED press dispatch SAN BERNARDINO, March 2r.. John E. Dickson, a former solicitor, nvirried Mary Moffatt at Norwich, Conn., but knew nothing of the mar riage until one year after, according to a sworn declaration in a suit for an nulment filed here. Dickson said he 14 -JF TOO in int WHAT 'SeMVSSv S - work -A DEVELOPEIHEHT IN SOUTHWEST Authorizes Construction of Railroad South of Yuma and Favors Hill Leasing Public Domain With Na tural Resources ! WASHINGTON, March 25. ! Secretary Lane today announced ! he has authorized the construe- j ! tion of a railroad twenty miles j ! long south of Yuma to provide j ! transportation facilities for set- : I tiers under an irrigation project ! ! that will be ready in sixty days. . v ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON. March 2;"i. Argu ments will be presented by a huge delegation of Californians tomorrow favoring an administration bill de signed to develop, through the leas ing system, the great resources in coal, oil. gas. phosphate, sodium, potash on ,123.000.(1(10 acres of public domain in the west. A hearing on the bill began before the house public lands committee, today. While the California delegation favors the bill In general; they will assert the measure does not give (Continued on Page Five.) C1 Ibr LANEAPPROVES Another Precedent Is associated rp.Ess dispatch WASHINGTON. March 25. Presi dent Wilson ktpt pace with his precedent-shattering reputation and exem plified the human side of himself which he described in a talk w ith newspaper men recently, by motoring to the home of Senator Stone of Missouri, and hav- ing a chat about official business, Stone, who is chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, has been ill for several weeks. He sought a conference with the President who suggested that he visit the Senator rather than have him go Protestants in Large Num bers Gather Before Joint Committee of Board of Trade and M. & M. Association VIGOROUS ATTACK OX FRANCHISE Adoption of Resolutions Committee Taking No Part, Asking Council to Grant Right of Way on Jackson Street A joint committee of the board of trade and the Merchants and Manu facturers' Association heard protests yesterday afternoon at the board of trade rooms against the granting to the Tucson, Phoenix & Tidewater Railroad company a right of way along Madison Street. It was ex pected that there would be a thor ough discussion of the pending or dinance presented a week ago, at the time of the filing of the articles of the company with the corporation commission. But no one representing the company was present at the meeting. There was a misapprehen sion also as to the functions assum ed by the joint committee. Some, thought that it would reach a deci sion either for or against the Madi son Street franchise when, in fact, the committee understood itself to be only a vehicle of expression for both sides and an intermediary' between them. Dr. Ancil Martin presided over the meeting. Attorney O. T. Richey, rep resenting himself and several other residents along AYest Madison Street was the first speaker. Armed with a map showing Madison and Jack son, Streets through the city, as well as Harrison, in the western part of the town, Mr. Richey showed that it would be as convenient, if not more convenient, for the railroad company to use a right of way along Jackson street which had already been de voted to railroad purposes. If the Madison street right of way were granted, he said, $50,000 worth of improvement in West Capitol ad dition would be wiped out. That district would be converted into a residence section which would not be a credit to the city, the handsome cottages and bungalows which had been erected would soon turn to shacks. The company, Mr. Richey said, had offered no reason why it should bo allowed to occupy Madison rather than Jackson street except that it wanted it. As to the statement that it had acquired, or that there had been acquired for the El Paso and Southwestern, property along Madi son west of Third Avenue, Mr. Rich ey said that it could make us of that property, if its tracks were on Jackson street. Sid Henry said that as a real estate man, he would do nothing to throw an obstacle in the way of the coming of the railroad but he .would like to be informed wherein the pur pose of the company would be bet ter served by a right of way on Madison instead of Jackson. After speaking of the damage to property along Jackson, he said that one thing should be considered, the fu ture need of a subway on Central Avenue. It would be much easier to construct a subway under Jackson and Buchanan than one underlying three streets. Among the protestants was Rev. Seaborn Crutchfield who rather hu morously described the ruin that would overwhelm him if the com pany should run its line on Madison where he had erected a $3000 home where he had expected to pass the remainder of his life in peace, and not among the turmoil of locomotive whistles and the rumble of passing trains. His property by that prox imity to the railroad might some time be enhanced in value as ware house property but at his time of life he could not expect to live until the unearned increment would bo available. Mrs. Ham, the owner of a home on West Madison, made a strong ap- (Continued on Page Five.) Shattered By Wilson to the trouble of visiting the AVhito House. Stone was eager to discuss the Mexi can situation and the pending contro versy relating to the repeal of the , Panama Canal tolls exemption for . American ships. j "The President", Stone stid, "merely dropped in on his way to the golf links; I have been laid up for a long time and . was eager to hear what Is going on. The President told me about Mexico, j and we talked also about the canal ( matter. It was mighty fine or him to suggest coming here."