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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY M()R V I 10H 12 PAGES .VOL. XXIV. NO. 313 THE HUERTA GOVERNMENT CLAIMS VILLA ROUTED REBELS MAKE DENIAL First Telegram Received by War Department in Mex ico City is Basis for Ex tra Editions of the News papers REPORTED LOSS TO BE 2000 Personal Message f r o m Villa Says He Holds Gomez Palaeio and Lerdo. Expects to Capture Tor reon Anv Hour ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH 1 MEXICO CITY, March 26. The government again claimed a victory at Tor reon, though admitting that details arc lacking. A message received at the war office purported to con firm the defeat of Villa with a loss of 700 killed. The rebels are said to be retreating to Bermejillo. This was the first dispatch from the fighting zone. Extra editions of news papers were spread about the city, based on the gov ernment's meager dispatch from San Pedro. In rail road circles, however, the news is discredited on the ground that Ilipplito is 130 miles cast of Torreon, the nearest point of communi cation. The government also claims victories at Gua tro Cienegas and Artega. Says Villa Defeated EAGLE PASS, March 26. A notice was posted at Piedras Negras declaring that Villa was defeated at Torreon, "with a loss of 2000 killed and wounded." This is said to be based on a dispatch received from the battlefield from Gen eral Maas, who said the rebels had been forced back to Noe, a few miles north of Gomez Palaeio, where the fighting continues. Rebels Claim Victory WASHINGTON, March 2. The constitutionalist agency here gave out the following tonight: "Gomez Palaeio and Ler do are ours. Torreon is completely surrounded. We are expecting victory any hour." Conflicting Reports EL PASO, March 26. Conflicting reports left the fate of Villa's array in doubt. Villa telegraphed to Gen. Chao at Juarez that he has been in possession of Gomez Palaeio since this morning and predicted the rebels will have Torreon by Saturday. On the other hand federal officials had "official advices" from the rebels. Chao gave out Villa's telegram say ing he still maintained a base at Klverjil. He added the federals tried to evacuate Torreon by way of the hills to the southward but were driven back. The federal consular officers said that this was a feint to draw the rebels over 127 dynamite mines. Miguel Diebold, federal consular Inspector, declared .when the rebels thought they had Gomez Palaeio they were victims of a trap, the result of which they lost heavily, including six hundred prisoners. Villa's telegram to Chao added that until twenty-four hours before he (Continued on Page Sevenl Twenty Five Wagons Loaded With Dead Reach Laredo ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl LAREDO, March 26. Twenty-five wagons loadeil with wounded or dead, reached Nuevo Laredo today with the remnant of General Guardiola's federal command, defeated Monday at Guer rero while enroute to attack Matamo ras. About 300 Federal fugitives from the battle of Guerrero reached Laredo last night. Most of them announced they would not return to Mexico. WITNESSES MAKE DEMAND FOR FEES NEW YORK. March 26 Learn- ! ing that state's witnesses are en- titled to a fee of fifty cents each j while they received nothing, thirty j defense witnesses at the trial of j Frank Tannenbaum, youthful lead- er of the Industrial Workers of the j World, accused of the unlawful as- semhlage of the "army" at St. Al- phonsus church, made a demon- j j stration in court. When threatened with contempt of court by a bailiff I they declared they did not care j ! about contempt of this court or any j court. Scores of witnesses denied j that the defendant extorted his fol- j ! lowers to disorder. J I v Dr. Mary Walker's "Walker" Mended Learning Maxixe WASHINGTON, March 26. Dr. Mary Walker, who wears trousers and a silk hat, today fell a victim to the Maxixe. She attended a private dansant and went through the whole menu of mod ern dances under the tutelage o a professional. "When I was a girl." said Or. Walker, "I broke my right walker, which other women would immodestly call their right leg, and tould not dance because of lameness. But it has left me now, and I expect to dance every time I get the chance." Dead Salesman Has Relatives Now In Phoenix ASSOCIATED TRESS DISPATCH 1 FRESNO. .March 26. John K. Hil ton, about forty years old, a traveling salesman for a flour company with headquarters at Bakersfield, was found dead this afternoon under his ! 'automobife, between Delano and Tu- j lare in Tulare county. No reason for j the accident was apparent. j Hilton came here about three ' months ago from St. Louis. He has a wife and a daughter at Phoenix, I Arizona. j O ! CONDEMNS BLACKWELL CELLS i Report Says They Are Unfit for Pigs; to Wallow In. I ASSOCIATED PBESS DISPATCHl NEW YORK. March 26. "Cells in Black well Island penitential y are wet, dark, foul and unfit for pigs to wal low in," according to a report which Budetle Lewis, deputy commissioner of correction .submitted to Mayor Mitchel, District Attorney Whitman, and Dr. Katherine I!. Davis, com missioner of correction. He also filed a letter on the same subject. Lewis also said the department of correc tion will not assume the responsibil ity for the incarceration of humans and thereby be a parly to the policy which continues these vile condi tions. o MYSTERY IN OLD AUTO ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH Cl'MPERLAND, Md., March 26. Mvsterv surronmls the finding of battered automobile covered with j snow on the national pike. Th? clothing of a man and woman was found, but no trace of any occu pants. The automobile was under a drift of snow which has been undis turbed for five weeks. The license plate is missing FATAL NEW MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATED PRESH DISPATCH! HAMMOND, Ind.. March 26. John Cooper of East Chicago got a new motorcycle. His first spin resulted in the death of one man, the fatal injury of another and seriously in juring Cooper. QUIET AT DEPEW r ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH 1 DEPEW, N. Y., March 26. The strike of moulders, core makers and machinists at the Gould coupler I works is believed to be nearer a set j tlement than it has been since the j trouble began nine weeks ago. The village is under martial law and re mains quiet. Francisco Arbila, a Mexican lad, aged 15 years, was shot in the cheek Tues day while playing on an island in the Rio Grande near a point where some Mexican men were bathing. Some of the boys jeered the bathers, it was said, , whereupon one of the bathers fired, a shot striking Arbila. The boy is j proudly exhibiting the wound which Is slight. HI URGES REPEAL TO SAVE Savs Tic Asks Xo Conirress- " t man to ( hange Personal Views, But to Correct Se rious Situation That Now Threatens WHOLE WORLD AGAINST U. Unless Repealed Foreign Governments Will Not Be Enthusiastic About Negotiating New Treaties and Agreements f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON, March 26. The president told callers that members of congress are not being asked to chance their personal opinion on tolls exemptions, but to vote patriotically for the repeal to correct the serious situation that threatens to embar rass the I'nited States in further ne gotiations for treaties and trade agreements. The president told a i congressman that tnose nasmg tneir opposition to the repeal on economic grounds or individual interpretation of the treaty are losing sight of the main point the opposition of the en tire civilized world. The president emphasized that it was no personal question with him. He does not believe that members of congress will themselves by be compromising ; changing their vote now. Regarding the international situa tion, the president said that so long as the judgment of the whole world is unanimously against the I'nited States on the question of nationa1 honor, foreign governments will not be enthusiastic about entering into further agreements. Representative Henry paid a tri bute to the president as having Jackson iun courage to call upon con gress for aid to correct a colossal blunder. Representative Campbell of Kentucky opened the argument for the opponents rule limiting the be bate to fifteen hours. "The president told us a few days ago." said Campbell, "that right or wrong, we must repeal the provision. In a mysterious fashion he referred ti the 'foreign policy' of the admin istration. He told us if we did not giant him the request he would not know what to do in other important matters. "What is the foreign policy of the administration Does the president know? Nobody else does." Campbell concluded with the ques tion : "The old American nest with the mane lion; does the young eagle lined its of the British American eagle tremble with fear when the Rritish lion growls?" Representative Pou argued that the question was whether the United States proposed to keep its contract with Great Britain and other na tions with regard to the canal. He pointed out that the president could have no object in acceding to Great Britain's- request other than to serve the best interests of the people of America. Progressive opposition to the rule was voiced by Representative Kelly. He asserted the three political parties had pledged themselves to free tolls. He said the people expressed appro val of the provision in the election. Declaring himself in favor of the repeal, Lenroot opposed the rule be cause it cut off the amendments. He read a speech In- Spanker Clark when the Payne tariff law was up in the house, in which the speaker declared that the right of amendment should not be curtailed. Progressive leader Murdock opposed the rule. Minority Leader Mann said the importance of the measure merited more de liberation than could be given under proposed rules. Progressive Leader Murdock op posed the rule, saying: "I am not willing to surrender by my vote in any spirit of easy ac commodation to Great Britain, this nution'K sovereignty over the canal. I do not know fully the complica tions which bring this crisis. We are asked not to suspend the toll ex emption clause until our rights may be arbitrated, but to confess national dishonor. I do not know the rela tions which make Great Britain and Japan friends or the Japanese and Huerta allies, or how near the truth that rumor is that we need the aid of Great Britain as Japan's friend to lighten our responsibility in Mexico. But the known facts are plain and elementary so far as our right in the canal is concerned. "Shall we surrender our sovereignty in the canal? Before we surrender, the act seems of little' moment to many. But after we surrender each year will emphasize, the error that may be committed here. Before the surrender consideration of political and diplomatic exigency may cloud trie issue. After the surrender will come clarity, and national chagrin and national humiliation." The President's position was vlgor- (Continued, on Tage Three.) 11 NOR GOING A I ; ER THE SOUTH AMERICAN TRADE Some Prominent Drummers Are Trying to Land the fiuiinwi. By John T. McCutcheon. S.j J ! .Sfj.rr.. r C"T Ee-L 111 ! Ir . "WELL CtT ffc?i - I ... I - I ' - I II I ... .. L.I ll I T ' " SAYS FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL KILLED SISTER Philip Kilfoil, Arrested for Offense Against Lillian! Palmer, Declares Sliej Gave Poisoned Chocolate to Marv Kilfoil ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH LOS ANGELES, March 2U. De claring r Philip Kilfoil took an "awful long chance" in accusing fourteen-year-old Lillian Palmer of the murder of his sister, ll ary Kil- foil. District Attorney Fredericks said the story told by the prisoner will be rigidly investigated, as it offered the first glimmer of hope of a solution of the Kilfoil death mys- tery, which has been under investi- gation since Kilfoil was arrested charged with ; girl, now about n oltense : to become linst a mother in San Diego. Miss Kilfoil died from poisoned chocolate she drank at a breakfast at which Miss Palmer was a guest early in January. Kilfoil's st;ement was given to the district attorney today. He asserted that she con fessed to him that she put poison in the food. He never meant to re veal the secret until a few weeks ago when he thought he wjis going to die, of heart trouble when she told the story to a priest. After ward, at the plea of his living sister, Julia, he decided to clear the sus picion attaching to him. The Palmer girl is approaching the pangs of motnernoou anu is in no condition to tell the officers any thing yet. 'No one's story should be accept ed as a fact until it is thoroughly substantiated." said the district at torney. "Kilfoil's accusation deserves to be given all consideration, for any man in his position who makes such a statement is taking an awful long chance." ' Kilfoil's attorney declared that he had obtained affidavits to prove that he was far from being responsible for the Palmer girls condition. Kilfoil is even in ignorance of it. He also declared he would show four ways in which the girl could have ob tained poison. What motive the child had for murder is, however, un disclosed, except in the' supposition of Kilfoil's attorneys that she hoped by removing his sister, who was a chronic invalid dependent on her brother, he would be free to marry her, although since it has developed that he already has a wife in New York, a girl whom he married when she was thirteen years old. -o- WEATHER TODAY TASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON. March 26. Southern California, cloudy. Arizona, thunder showers and rains in the mountain districts. -For For local Copyright: 1014: By John T. UeCutuhfon. 1 S? i HtJIMECIUIIH NEW YoKK. March 26. Albert Freeman, convicted with Julian Howthorn and Dr. Munson of using ' the mails to defraud investors in mining stock, was granted a new ! trial on the ground that the jury - which convicted him entertained a l prejudicial bias. Freeman is free ! pending an appeal under $r0,000 i bail. Hawthorn and Morton served one year in a federal peni tentiary. i i Wants Cruisers Employed In Carrying Mails ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON, March 26. With a view of developing i ommunication be I twVen the I'nited States and Sou'h i America, Senator Weeks, republican, of i Massachusetts, introduced a resolution J requesting the Stcretary of the Navy ; to prepare a plan for establishing a line j of naval cruisers to carry passengers, I freight and m-ii' between New Yin I and New Orleans and Valparaiso, Chile, and intermediate ports. He designates !as the ships to be utilized for such ser- vice the cruisers Columbia and Min neapolis and the scout cruisers Salem. Chester and Birmingham. American mails south of the equator are carried in vessels sailing under a foreign flag, said Senator Weeks, ex plaining the resolution. The service is slow and this may be tasily assumed, militates against the development of our trade with South America. If. iater on, private capital rurtcrtnkc; a line over this route it should be inclined to withdraw the gov ernment line. LIABILITY ACT UPHELD rARSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl CHICAGO, March 26 The Appelate Court upheld the employers liability act in affirming the $ir.,non judgment to the heirs of J. W. Mason, a switchman killed on the Rock Island road. It was the first test of the law. SPEECH WAS PROPER ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCH 1 WASHINGTON, March 26 After reading the copy of Ambassador Page's recent London speech with reference to the Monroe Doctrine and the canal, the President told callers he thought the speech was perfectly proper. NO INCREASE OF RATES f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl SAN FRANCISCO. March 26. Ho tel proprietors announced there would be no increase of rates during the 19ir fair. Ninety thousand rooms will be available at from one to three dollars per day. o . SENTENCE ELECTION OFFICERS Taspociated press dispatch JERSEY CITY, March 26. Con victed of making false election re turns while serving on Hobnken elec tion boards, thirteen election officers, eight democrats and five republicans, were sentenced to serve from eight een months to three years. j Ly,:.icu-s ; j PflPPV CUC CUflT i Howthorn and Dr. Munson of using .11111111 H I II I I I ! UUIIII I UU UIIU I ra Says She Profoundly Re grets Consequences of Her Act and Claims She Coinpletelv Lost Her Head ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH PARIS. March 26. With a cry of indignation .luring her cross-examination today by Magistrate Boucard at the preliminary inquiry into the killing of M. Calmette, Mme. Cail laux reminded the magistrate of how the Figato had baited her husband about the "Thy Joe" letter. She thVn began to weep. "I regret profoundly the conse quences of my act." said the witness amid her tears. "I would prefer a tnousantl times that the campaign had continued rather than I should have killed M. Calmette. It is im possible to find for my act another cause than that which I have given." M. Fioiieard sought an explanation of the discrepancies in Mme. Cail Iaux' recital befoie him and the story she told the police. Why did you buy the revolver?" asked Boucard, "if your object in callir g on Calmette was to talk about letters which you feared would be MUblished?" "1 was prepared for eventualities," was the reply. "If he did not give satisfaction, I meant to shoot him and create a scandal." "Then why diil you not speak to M. Calmette about the letters before shooting him?" "I lost all idea of the object of my visit when I entered his office. My voice seemed stifled. I lost my head and fired," replied Mme. Caillaux. "I meant to shoot if M. Calmette gave me no satisfaction, but did not mean to kill t icing pistol to kill him. 1 had been nrac- shooting merely to la miliarize myself with the automatic pistol." the working of she continued. Dower Rights Suit Brings LOFISV1LLE, establish dower March 26. Suit to rights brought by. an alleged common Ellen J. Golden, law wife, at the trial revealed in - timate details of the life of Louis Philip Ewald. late iron master of St. Louis and Louisville, five years alter his death. Ewald devoted painstaking efforts and a fortune during his life to keep his affairs secret. The estate is estimated to be worth $4,000.01)0. He willed $15, OOaO to each of his nine brothers ami sisters and the remainder to ASQU1TH FAILS TO MAKi PUBLIC HIS HIEfll This is That Taken Ulster to Indicate Affair is Forcing British Govern ment into Critical Situa tion . J NEW RESIGNATIONS 'ARE ANNOUNCED the Meantime There is No Change in Situation in Ireland Belfast is Re maining Quiet ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl LONDON, March 26. That the government is facing a situation of extreme difficulty is proved by the fact that Premier Asquith was not in a position to make his promised statement and consequently it was postponed until tomorrow. The air is filled with rumors, the most credi ble being a report that Colonel Seeley, after all, is to quit the war office by an exchange of portfolios with Louis Harcourt, secretary of the colonies. The only new facts in the situation were found in the resignation of Field Marshal Sir John French of the imperial general staff and that of John Spencer Ewart as adjutant gen eral from the council. The rumor persists that other members of the I council have resigned. Negotiations ! and conferences were; many. The prime minister called a hurried meet ing of the cabinet at his residence after which it was decided to post pone the statement to parliament. There is no change in the situation in Ireland. Belfast remains quiet. Nothing is likely to be known of ficially until Premier Asquith makes his statement in the house of com mons, when it will probably be found that the removal of Colonel Seeley from the war office is the price paid for the withdrawal of the resignations of Generals French and Ewart and the arrangement ot this matter was the reason for the post ponement of the premier's state ment. According to the best information the conference at. the war office yes terday afternoon of all principal com manding generals of the army was called to enable Generals French and Ewart to explain that their resigna tions was a personal matter arising solely from the fact that they" signed the Gough memorandum, which the government had since repudiated, and they urged that all the other officers should remain at their posts. Then followed interviews with the ministers and audience with the king with a view to inducing them to re consider their action. But both Gen eral French and Ewart remained firm in their decision that it would be impossible for them to retain their post while Col. Seeley remained sec retary of war. They were willing, however, to withdraw their resign nations if Colonel Seeley was re moved. Faced by this ultimatum and the knowledge that a strong feeling against Col. Seeley existed among a large section of the radical support ers of the government, the prime minister seems to have arrived at the conclusion that he must abandon Colonel Seeley. Field Marshal French tendered his resignation, afterwards authorizing the statement that the resignation neither has been accepted or with drawn. o DECREASE IS SHOWN ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl SAN FRANCISCO, March 26. For the eight months ending February 28, th Southern Pacific showed a de crease of J3. 200.000 gross revenue, and a decrease in revenue in excess of the expenses of operating and tax of $4,500,000. The taxes were increased from JS.000 to $11,000. LEQUIA FORCED TO QUIT ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl LIMA, March 26. Roberto Lequia. acting president since tho exile o Billinghurst, following the recent re volution, was forced to resign today, after many riots marked the failure of congress to secure a quorum in order to arrange an election. Out Ewald's Life Secret Ellen Gulden's three children, whom he had adopted. The plaintiff testified that follow- iing an alleged commonlaw marriage ! Ewald furnished her an elaborate home here and he took her name. For the purpose of seclusion he pur chased a costly residence next to hers, keeping it vacant. Although Ewald operated an iron foundry sev eral years, accumulating several mil lions, he was practically unknown in this city and shunned tho ordinary notice and acquaintance of men.