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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR 32 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1914 32 PAGES ,VOL. XXIV. NO. 322 FEW PRISONERS TAKEN BY VILLA; FATE OF THE FEDERALS Only Thirty Were Captured Alive and Uninjured, and Rebel Chief May Have Held Wholesale Execu ' tions DEAD LIE IN TORREON STREETS Difficult Problem Now Pre sents Itself in How to Dispose of Bodies Huge Pyre Will Probably Be Built ASSOCIATSD PBBSB DISPATCH CHIHUAHUA, April 4. When Villa took Torreon he took only thir ty prisoners alive and unwounded, according to information received. Whether this means many were exe cuted or that General Velasco, crip pled but valiant, succeeded in escap ng with practically all his army not dead or disabled, could not be learn ed. It ia known he made the first few miles of escape on troop trains which he abandoned when he came to the first "place where the rails were removed. This Is construed in favor of the reports that got away with the remnant of his army intact. Vice Consul Powers of Parral. who was arrested charged with passing counterfeit money. Is "till under charges but at noerty on parole. Marion Letcher, the United States consul here, demanded that Powers be given an immediate hearing, but Manuel Chao, military governor of the state, is yet unable to comply, owing to the press of other duties in connection with the battle of Tor reon. A dispatch from an Italian army c r: .!.. . I .. V. ..1 nti1lA-i. n-'l J OlliCCr Willi IUH icuri aiwucij " " received from Torreon, saying: "Dead horses and dead men are piled high in the streets. The plaza, is in ruins and the city spattered with blood. It is impossible to es timate the number of federal dead, but a superficial inspection of pub lic places . would indicate that not less than 2000 bodies are scattered about. It will be a task to get rid of the dead, but a gigantic funeral pyre will probably be built and the bodies of , men and 4 animals incin erated. Among -the dead- are some picked rurales who fought against Zapata in the south and who were sent north to attempt to check Villa's victorious march." Gossip among strategists as to "Villa's future movements about agree that, having rested and refit ted his army, he will proceed sirriul- . i i . ( 1 : 1 1 A Ifnn. laneousiy against caumu terey on the east and Zacatecas on the south, r Assuming success, it is . thought the armies will then reunite, probably at San Luis Potosi, for the campaign against Mexico City. Villa is quoted by rebels as saying: 'We will be ready to dictate in Mexico City. There can be no com promise with the enemy. Madero compromised and is government failed through the treachery of those who did not appreciate him or took advantage of his clemeney. The rev olution must be the last in Mexico, "Tcontlnued on Pagi"7Flve.) Court Says "Take Villa Money" Won't Accept In Paying Fine ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl DOUGLAS, April, 4. A Chinese , merchant of Agua Prieta," Sonora was arrested for refusal to accept the so-1 called Villa currency as legal tender and narrowly escaped rearrest when he j attempted to pay with bills of the same ,! l ,l .h nrto-inal i issue me iiuc uuiuocru ivt v. "offense." The Chinese was first arrested when till- t ilia lutv,iatj , ' o "' der constitutionalist fiat. It has since been declared Invalid. He avoided in carceration by quickly paying his fine Read and See "The Adventures t Of Kathlyn" Read the present installment of ''The Adventures ; of Kathlyn" this morning, and at the end of the "week I go to the movies and see it. See if it has been staged t according to your conception when you read it. This is a thrilling novel, the strongest ever written by Harold McGrath. . This is a new way to read a novel. .' -Readers of The Republican will be disappointed by the failure this morning of "Mr. Dooley" to appear. We were .yesterday, informed by the syndicate that, by reason of the illness -of Mr. Dunne, that, feature had not been prepared. , It will doubtless appear next week. - For the little ones, . as well as the older, readers, there is the "dot" cartoon this morning. Complete it and see how it looks ' IS MYSTERY . FELT GETS FIVE I I YEAR SENTENCE OMAHA, Neb., April 4. Albert C. Felt, cashier of the failed First National Bank of Superior, Neb., pleaded guilty in federal court to j the charge of embezzlement of the j funds of that institution, and was j sentenced to five years imprison- j ment. Felt disappeared last win- ter before the bank closed, but gave himself up in San Francisco some weeks ago. Hunt Formally Denies Candidacy For U: S. Senate ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl v GLOBE, April 4. Governor Hunt formally announced today that he will not be a candidate for the United States senate against , Sena tor Mark A. Smith. He refused to say whether or not he will run for re-election, as governor, though he is understood privately to have told friends he is a candidate. Friends of Governor Hunt are not surprised that he has once and for all set at rest the rumors that he ' is a candidate for the United, States sen ate. To those who are close to the governor it is known that he expects to succeed himself as governor on January 1 next, and that there is all sorts ot work now going on privately to bring about that particular con sumation. There are others of the governors friends in all sections of the state who are anxious to have him publicly -announce his candidacy for the governorship before July so that actual public work in his be half can be done. o "ARMY" IS GUILTY Are Accused of Sleeping On Dry ' River Bed associated press dispatchI LOS ANGELES, April 4. Four members of the "army of the unem ployed," recently arrested on a cha.rge of sleeping in the dry bed of Los Angeles River in violation of a city ordinance, were found guilty by a jury in Police Judge Williams' court. Attorneys' for the defense claimed that the clients believed they slept on private property 6n the bank. Sentence will be imposed on Monday, when the trials of several of the last squad of 104 members will be begun. REBELS PURSUE I FLEEING FEDERALS JUAREZ, April 4. It is estimat- ed here that the rebels have a force j of 4500 men in pursuit of thefed- eral garrison forced, out of Tor I reon on Thursday night. Fighting between two forces at San Pedro was reported yesterday and the day j before but nothing new on the i subject was received today. the new currency. ' Mormon colonists forced by Carranza to accompany him as teamsters on his recent march from Colonia Morelos to Casas Grandes, are returning to their homes according to reports. Insurgent officials declare that Carranza fixed at $3500 the price to be paid the colonists for their services and also ordered them reimbursed for the provisions he confiscated. Commisario Ramirez of Colonia Morelos reports friction be tween the .Mormons and Mexicans in the Bavipse River district. FARISH TO BE FIRST MANAGER OF THIS CITY Well Known Reclamation Service Engineer is Un official, But Unanimous, Choice of the New Com missioners COOPER CHOSEN FOR AUDITOR Members of Commission Hold Conference and Bring Out Their Candi dates for the Two High est Offices , W. A. Karlsh, United States recla mation service construction engineer, will be the first city tnanager of Phoenix. . His appointment will be made at the first meeting of the new commission on Tuesday. C. F. Cooper, bookkeeper for the Dorris Heyman Company will be the first auditor under the commission form of government. A well known demo cratic attorney will be city magis trate. There are persistent rumors as to the filling of the various man agerial appointive offices but none of these had assumed sufficiently tangible form last .evening to war rant a forecast. " The selection of Farish for the highest office within the gift of the commission ami of Cooper for the head of the city's accounting depart ment, was mofficially made by the commissioners at a conference held yesterday afternoon at which all were in attendance. Farish was the final choice out of four possibilities and the unanimous choice upon the final advisory vote. His name will be the only one presented at thet first regu lar meeting of the commission and he will probably receive unanimous support upon the first ballot. For several days the name of Far ish has been frequently mentioned in sidewalk conferences and long before the conference of yesterday after; noon it was known that Commis-sioners-elo't Cope and Foley would urge his appointment. The attitude of Maj or-lVct Young, while not ptib-J licly announced, was supposed to be for H. M. Lewis as first choice. A. A. Betts for second choice and Far ish for third choice. Commissioner elect Corpstein was also credited with being of the same frame of mind as Young. Commissioner-elect Woods was an uncertain quantity but it is stated that when it came to the advisory vote yesterday after noon he presented the name of Rob ert A. Craig, former superintendent of the city water department, and at one time citizen member of the board of control, and supported him con sistently until the final ballotting n til, no hope remaining of bringing about his choice he swung into the Farish ranks. At the same time that Woods is said to have thrown his vote from Craig to Farish, Young and Corpstein are also said to have abandoned their first and second choice with the result that upon the final ballot the commission stood unanimously in favor of Farish. Of course there is nothing official in the action of the commission at Saturday's conference-, but there is little reason to believe that anything can arise between now and Tuesday to change the choice. W. A. Farish is probably one of the best known engineers in the south west and one of the most prominent citizens of Phoenix. He has resided in the Salt River Valley for over a quarter of a century. Over twenty years ago he made the survey of the Horseshoe dam site for the Rio Verde Canal Company. He built the Roosevelt road, one of the engineer ing feats of recent years in this sec tion. He was a member of the street paving commission and one of its most active members. He is at pres ent construction engineer of the reclamation service and the senior engineer of the project. In addition he is the local reclamation member of the board of survey. . Cooper is perhaps not nearly so widely known, but in his particular line he enjoys no less an enviable re putation. As a member of the book keeping -department of the Dorris Heymirn Furniture Company, he has demonstrated his ability as an ac countant and his particular fitness for the position of auditor. It is generally understood that ihere are to be some other changes In Kie heads of the various depart ments of the city. There will be a new chief of police, a new street commissioner, perhaps a new city engineer. There are rumors that no changes will be made in the water department, and the fire depart ment at present. Of course this will be strictly up to the new city man ager, although there have been ru mors for sometime that there would be several important changes in the city hall. o WEATHER TODAY r ASSOCIATED PRBSS DISPATCH! WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4. For Arizona: Fair in the south, and rain or snow in the north. Colder, WEYEflHAUSER rVAY AT 01 KNOLL Multi-millionaire Minne sota Lumberman, Aged Seventy-nine, Succumbs to Cold He Caught Week' Ago ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl LOS ANGELES, April 4 The body of Frederick W. Weyerhatimiiy. ,the man, who died today at his winter, home at Oak Knoll, a suburb of Los Angeles, is on its way tonight to the old home at Rock Island, 111., for interment Weyerhauser, who was 79. caught cold a week ago Sun day, while attending church. The following Wednesday his condition was so alarming that his children were summoned from the east. Three physicians were called and they at tended him day and night, and man aged to overcome his sinking spells until shortly after 5 o'clock this morning, when the patient sank into a coma, and died at 8:30. His sons, John. Charles, Frederick and Rudolph, and his daughters, Mrs. Margaret Jewett, Mrs. W. B. Hill and Mrs. S.-S. Davis, were at the bedside at the end. His wife died two years ago. Weyerhauser, who was one of the wealthiest men in the world, was born in a small village on the Rhine, near Mainz. Germany, in 1834. He came to America when he was 18. Once he thought to be a brewer, and worked for four dollars a month. Weyerhauser got his financial start ty applying thrift and economy to a business which in the early sixties was being permitted to run on a profligate scale. "Never lose a log," became Weyer hauser's slogan in the days when thousands of white pine logs daily escaped from the rafts being floated from the woods to the mills. He picked profits with both hands from this source when others refused to bother with "so small a matter." Weyerhauser next took up the question of the middlemen. Some times three and four profits were taken by cutters, loggers and steam boat men and others before the tim ber reached the saw mill. These middlemen, Weyerhauser believed, were the principal cause of the great and costly confusion regarding the ownership of logs. In doing away with the middlemen, Weyer hauser conceived the idea of the Mississippi Boom River Logging company, which was a combination of the biggest men in the lumber trade in the middle west, which was consummated in Chicago, December, 1870. Weyerhauser attended the meeting and at its conclusion he was one of three members of the execu tive committee. Within a few years his associates in the concern dis covered that Weyerhauser was the Mississippi Boom Logging company. He became president one year after its formation and held the post for forty years. From this point the value of his holdings began to run into the millions rapidly. Another important landmark in his career was in 1894, when he ob tained the co-operation of Edward Hines. the Chicago lumberman, who became widely known at the time of the Lorimer senatorial scandal. Weyerhauser acquired some of the largest and most valuable . timber and mineral holdings in northern Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. PUSSES A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF. By John T, McCutcheon. Copyright: 1814: By John T. HcCutcbMO. . THE ALL THE YEAR HALF 1 HOLIDAY "Resolved that an all the year round Saturday half holiday would promote the material and commer cial prosperity of our valley" will be ably debated this afternoon at three o'clock at the Empress Theater. The affirmative of the question will be taken by James Westervelt and J. L. Gust, the lat ter having consented to take the place of R. L. Morgan. George Purdy Billiard and Walter Burch offer arguments against the half holiday. Mayor-elect George U."Young will preside. The judges will be C. H. Pratt, president of the Merchants and Manufacturers' Association, Judge Kibbey and Judge Lewis. Four Convicts Are Killed Trying To Break From Jail f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SACRAMENTO, April 4. Three convicts wera shot and instantly killed and two otners were wounded, one fatally, in an attempt to break from the incorrigible ward at Fol som prison. The instantly killed are: Jose Lucerica, serving . two years for grand larceny, from Fresno.; Earl W. Siprell, two years for robbery', from Los' Angeles, and Raymond Bla do, two years for burglary, from San Bernardino. The fatally wounded are: Norman C. Hare, two years for assault, from Los Angeles, shot in the body, and Percy Barnes, two years for grand larceny? from Yuba counts", shot in the body. Hare died tonight of his wounds, and the fifth convict is believed to be d; ing. The men who figured in the at tempted break were considered the most vicious and desperate in the prison. Not a guard was injured, and none of the men gained the out side of the building. Those not shot dodged back into their cells, beg ging for mercy. The men plotted the break on Thursday night. They were overheard by guards, and the leaders were warned by Warden Smith not to attempt an escape. HASTENING REPEAL BILL r ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON, April 4. There is every prospect that the Panama free tolls repeal bill will be reported in some form from the senate commit tee on Inter-Oceanic canals within a week. So absorbing Is the subject that it may be formally under considera tion, the leaders of both sides as serted that there will be no unneces sary delay , in passing of the house repeal bill in committee. o WANTED BRIDE AT HOME f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl SAN ANTONIO, April 4. Because his bride of seven months persisted in visiting her parents, Alfonso Zuniga shot and killed her and wounded his mother-in-law, and then probably fatal ly "wounded himself. In the last twenty years his inter ests increased so rapidly that even bankers close to him in a business way were unable to hfep track of his vast holdings. He entered the Pacific Coast field, and the southern lumber field on a scale that made wealthv men gasp. The organization of $12,000,000 and Jl 5.000,000 concerns to handle in dividual timber and mineral com panies became commonplace. . Only the executor's appraisement can ac curately total his wealth. ' ' E IS S1ILL SILENT Criticism of Their Selec tion of Reserve'Cities and Their Division of Country Banking Districts Brings No Reply ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON, April 4. Members of the reserve bank organization committee " remained silent although criticism of their selection of reserve cities and their division of the coun try banking districts is still heard in congress. No official explanation is forth coming in the defense of the commit tee, but the unofficial view was that some of the criticism had a political tinge. Defenders of the committee said no matter who had been charged with the responsibility, they would have reached fundamentally the same conclusion. Apparently the most vigorous criti ciem has been directed toward the choice of Richmond in preference to Baltimore or Washington and of At lanta instead of New Orleans. It is I said, however, by those familiar with the committees deliberations, that the tend of trade from the south is north and eastward and not towards New Orleans. Hence Atlanta is more strategically located for the bank. In defense of Richmond, it is argued that closer business relations with the south prevail there than at Bal timore or Washington. One fact brought out was that a poll of all national banks which sig nified their intention of entering the system was taken into consideration in naming cities. In each district but one, a majority of the banks fa vored the city chosen by the commit tee as a reserve center; Some surprise was expressed by critics who dwelt upon the fact that the New York district tlld not include Jersey City and Newark and some nearby Connecticut points. It is re called, however, that the fact that these cities were put in the Phila delphia -and ' Boson district did not prevent their having about the same relations with banks of New York as present. About the only difference will be that their reserve funds will not be kept in N'v York. In this connection it was said that under the present system more than J300.000.000 of reserves from small banks throughout the country are usually on "deposit in banks of four great cities. In times of stress much of this great sum is out in call loans. When a crash comes, it was argued, the small banks will likely find themselves unable to get reserve funds from these cities. It was largely to cure such a con dition, it was said, that the districts 1 Satires On Prince's Order Sends Editors To Prison ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl I BERLIN, April 4. Two further con victions were pronounced by the crim inal court for Insults v to the Crown Prince Frederick William, contained in satires on his farewell order to the Death's Head Hussars when he was transferred to Berlin. Dr. Zepler, the owner of a weekly publication and Karl Schmidt, the author of the satire which appeared in it, were each sent FIT SENATE STAR CHAMBER PROCEEDINGS Open War is Declared . Against Time-Honored Rule of Secrecy Relating to Executive Sessions at National Capitol , v. i iq ONLY TREATIES ARE EXEMPTED Senator Kenyon of Iowa Introduces Resol u t i o n for Open Sessions Except in Case of Diplomatic Matters , w ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON. April 4 Open war was declared in the senate against the time-honored rule of secrecy re lating to proceedings in executive sessions. Following the defiance expressed by several senators in the closed ses sion on Friday against suppressing debate on the confirmation of Win throp Daniels, of New Jersey, as a . member of the interstate commerce commission, actual hostilities began when Senator Kenyon of Iowa, after a conference with those colleagues who are leading the movement to lift the ban on publicity, introduced a resolution that provides for open sessions on all matters except treaties unless otherwise directed by the unanimous consent of the sen ate. The resolution was referred to the committee on rules. The executive sessions resolution proposing to amend the rules, reads: "Resolved, That it is the judgment of the senate that executive sessions shall hereafter be open to the public, except when treaties are considered or when the senate by unanimous consent orders otherwise, and the committee on rules is directed to prepare such amendments as may be necessary to carry out the terms of this resolution and present the same to the senate for action thereon." It was submitted with the backing of Senators LaFollette, Cummins. Gronna, Borah, Clapp, Jones, Bris tow, Norris and Poindexter, who propose, as they gave notice on Fri day, to discuss freely the executive session debates on qualifications of nominees for public office whenever they feel the public should be in formed regarding them. These sena tors united today in an anti-secrecy campaign, and all assert themselves to be without fear of any attempt being made to unseat them on the ground that they are violating their oath of office. The confirmation of Winthrop Dan iels, of New Jersey, as a member of the interstate commerce commis sion, after a notable three days' senate fight, waa followed today by the revelation that Mr. Daniels had asked President Wilson to withdraw his name and thus stop the contest, which he believed would be embar rassing to the president, and that Wilson refused. There was natural satisfaction at the White House to day that Daniels had been confirmed. I The sharp contest was regarded by officials as of importance in reveal ing the attitude of senators toward the physical valuation of railroads. There was lively speculation and various attempt at a construction of the president's support of Daniels in connection with the railroad situ ation. Senators to whom the presi dent had expressed his desire for Daniels' confirmation found the pres ident taking the attitude that he ex pected only that Daniels would be fair. Opposition to Daniels arose out his decisions in certain public utili ities cases in New Jersey. o ELIHU FRANCIS HELD ASSOCIATE) PRK8S DISPATCHl ARKADELPHIA, Ark., April 4 On a recommendation of the coroner's Jury, Elihu Francis was held in jail charged with the murder of his wife and three children, whose charred bodies were found yesterday in the ruins of their home near here. Fran cis declared that his wife and children were murdered with an axe by an unidentified man who set fire to the house and fled. were designed to be as nearly alike in the capitalization of reserve banks, as possible, with the idea there would be no such concentration of reserves in the future. enced to six week's detention In a fort ress. The farewell address to the Hussars was written by the crown prince and concluded as follows: "If ever the king calls and tha bugle ; sounds charge, then think of him whoso fondest wish was to live this moment of the soldier's highest happiness in your Company."