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' THE ARIZOMA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOUKTH YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1914 14 PAGES VOL. XXIV. NO. 325 WITH SI THE N. I George U. Young Becomes First Commission Mayor and Takes Oath of Office Before Crowd Filling Council Chamber FOUR COMMISSIONERS ALSO SWORN IN W. A. Farish Is Named At First Night Session As City Manager and C. M. Cooper Becomes Auditor McBride Is Magistrate The first commission of the city of Phoenix is in office. The first manager lias been named and has exercised his appointive powers. A new era has tlawned in the progress of the capital of Arizona. George U. Young, miner, railroader and man of the people at 12 o'clock yesterday noon, standing upon the dias in the old common council chamber in the city hall, raised his right hand and Bwore to perform the duties of mayor of the city of Phoenix to the best of his knowledge and abjlity. Commissioners elect Joseph Cope, Peter Corpstein, M. J. Foley and Frank Woods, each swore that to the best of his knowledge and ability he would perform the duties of commissioner. And when the words "I will" had fallen from the lips of the four men, responding to the oath ad ministered by City Attorney Tom Pres cott, the new government was In of fice and the old had passed into history. Though simplicity marked the in duction into office of the new mayor and commissioners there was a pro found appreciation, not only upon the part of those intimately concerned, but upon that of those assembled as mere spectators of a history making event, of the real solemnity of the occasion. And through it all there was manifest more genuine good-will and good-fellowship than has ever marked the turn ing over -of the-affairs of onp city ad ministration to another. There were no wounds that threatened not to heal; no apprehension that the men taking over the reins of the city government were not capable and honest; no fear that the real spirit of the new charter would not find ready defenders in the mayor and commissioners. It had not been . intended that the noon-day ceremonies should consist of more than the mere admin istering of the oaths of office. But Lloyd B. Christy, the retiring mayor, could not allow to pass the opportunity to extend his felicitations to the new mayor and the commissioners and to give voice to his appreciation of the hearty support and cooperation of his colleagues. "I wish to thank my colleagues for the efficient, kind and courteous treat ment they have accorded me during the five years I have as mayor presided over their deliberations," said Mr. Christy. "I wish also to thank the heads of the various departments and every individual employe for their faithful and efficient work. I want the citizens to know that they have rend ered far greater service than could ever be paid for by their salaries. I say this from my heart. We are glad in laying down the mantles of our of fices that they are to fall on worthy shoulders." Before the applause had ceased, fol lowing the words of the retiring mayor, only a portion of which are repeated here, Councilman McEIroy took oc casion on behalf of his colleagues to express the appreciation of the coun cilmen of the uniform and unfailing courtesy and fairness of Mayor Christy in presiding over their deliberations and finally put his words into a motion that was carried by a rising vote. From the distance came the tolling of the bell In the court house tower. It was the hour of noon. A hush fell over the crowded council chambers. Mr. Young faced City Attorney Pres cott and raising his right hand re peated : "I do solemnly swear that I will sup port the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Arizona and that I will perform the duties of mayor of the city of Phoenix to the best of my knowledge and abil ity, so help me God." And then a burst of applause came that did not subside for fully five min utes or until Mayor Young had called for order repeatedly. He told in a few words of his full appreciation of the honor that had been paid him and his colleagues upon the new commission. He admitted that just as the old form of government had proven faulty there would be times when the new would be . equally as faulty. But he said he felt sure that it was a step forward for by the mistakes of the past those making for the progress of the future profit. He assured those present that "It, when the time comes as come it will for us to lay down the burden which we now pick up, we can say that we have ac quitted ourselves as well as has the retiring administration we will have said that we have done our full duty, that we have done our best and that that best has been appreciated." Immediate adjournment .was taken, announcement being made that the new commission would meet at 7:30 o'clock In the court room. Mayor Young asked Jhat all present officers and employes LE C EREMOMY W COMMI DUCTED I if r-e, y .A V MAYOR YOUNG continue to fill the duties of their posi tion until evening at least. At 7:30 o'clock the court room was well filled as the retiring mayor and councilmen escorted the new mayor and commissioners to the seats pro vided for them. Great bunches of red and white roses were brought to the bench where Mayor Young was wield ing the gavel. And then when a hush had fallen over all, former Mayor Christy rose and said: To the Hon. Mayor and Commis sioners: It is with great pleasure, on be half of the last city Council of Phoe nix, that I deliver into your hands the affairs of our beautiful and prosperous city. It has been the wish for many years of all the citi zens, who have been interested in ' the city's government that this city I should have a new charter, under j which its government could ade quately keep up with the growth of I the city physically. More than six years ago under the administration of former Mayor Coggins a charter commission was appointed that draughted a charter that would have been suitable for the needs of Phoe nix. It was presented to the terri- torial legislature, where it was pass ed so amended by members of that body from other sections of the ter- ritory that it was entirely inade quate for our use. Cor.seyuently it was never submitted to our citizens for their approval. I now think that i was the best thing that could have happened, as our State constitution J opened a way whereby each city within the state could frame its own charter, suitable to its individual needs. As soon as .Arizona was ad- mitted to statehood this city council I appointed a commission of twenty- one men to study city charters, who j reported back to the council that ; they were unanimously in favor of j a charter establishing the commission I form of government, j The progress made since that re i port was submitted two years ago is j undoubtedly well remembered by all of you, nevertheless I will refresh your minds about it. The first charter framed by the fourteen freeholders ind adopted by the citizens, you will recall was in conflict in some particulars with the state constitution and perforce was I ejected by our governor when pre sented to him for his approval. Then the work was begun all over again. The election of the new freeholders commission, their arduous labors through the heated term of last year and finally the framing of the char ter, which was but recently voted and approved, las just culminated today through vour commission tak- (Continued on Page Three.) GEO. U. YOUNG MADE Vi 1 mm-a mwk- r.& m tiini 'ifs, v4 sa JVl1 & f - k a ... i -B Mayor Young facing City Attorney Prescott who is administering the oath Retiring Councilmen and incoming commissioners. SSIOM IS TO OFFIC L ALL SPANIARDS Special Agent Carothers Seen In Deep Conversa tion With Carranza and it is Reported He Talked Spanish Exclusion WASHINGTON AND MADRID CONCERNED Carranza Said to Have Ex cused Order to Villa On Ground of Nationwide! Spanish Conspiracy Against Revolution associated press dispatchI EL PASO, April 7. When Caroth ers, special agent of the department of state, returned to this side from a conference with Carranza, he locked himself in his office, saying he had reports to make out. Pressed for confirmation or denial of infor mation gained at Juarez, he replied: "I am merely an intermediary in certain matters between the United States government and Carranza. The subject is one I cannot discuss." Spaniard's Misfortune A large colony of Spanish refugees in El Paso is deeply despondent over ! the situation. They are convinced that their properties, accumulated dilring a lifetime of work will be confiscated, and themselves deprived of their homes. "General Carranza says that you may return if investigation shows that you have kept out of politics," said a would-be comforter to a Spanish merchant who fled from Chihuahua three months ago. "Yes, after our property has been stolen we may return, and build an other little fortune for some revolu- tionist to confiscate. No, thanks!" ; the merchant answered bitterly. "Oh, if Spain were only strong this would UNITED STATES w D PROTECT not happen, but Spain is poor. She tolls exemption provision of the Pan has no shirs, and but little money." ama canal act, the senate interoceanic Spanish holdings in the Laguna canals committee decided today to district of Coahuila are valued at give fifteen days to open hearings. .riO,onO.O0 pesos, a local Spanish refu- j The administration forces in the gfe declares. Spanish property in senate, by a majority of eight, referred Torreon includes a number of the Senator Poindexter's resolution asking leading stores in the business dis- the president what he meant by "mat trict, factories and warehouses. La ters of greater delicacy and nearer Union soap factory is owned by consequence" to a committee. Senator Spanish capital: Puerto de Vera Works of California defended the Cruz, a dry goods store, is owned treaty rights of the United States to by Spanish merchants; Spaniards exempt any of her shipping from tolls, own part of the stock of the Banco j The canals committee, meanwhile, Laguna, which is a 10,00n,000 bank- , wjn listen to substitute proposals, ing corporation at Torreon. 'ranging from the positive declaration In addition to the Torreon inter- 1 of tho riKllt f the unit,;(i States to ef ts, Spaniards own large haciendas f e:eml)t any or all of its shipping, as in the cotton district of Laguna, and propnSpd by Senator Gallinger, to Sen irrigated alfalfa farms. The normal ator Norris' suggestion that the ques Spanish population of Torreon is tjon b(, ma(p tn su,ject of arbitra estimated to be 6,000 but it has been ti(m Spnator Shields proposed that reduced since the start of the revo- Tafti f(iriner Secretary of State Knox, lution to 1.O00, including the Span- j Rrvan ani , nf,r government of'i?:als, ish residents of the Laguna district, j past anrl 1)roH(.nt, be called. No ac- There are 700 Spanish men. women ' tif)n wfl(j ,ilvf,ri ana chiltlren in Torreon itseir. -mere is no Spanish consul there at the r resent time and the affairs of the colony are being cared for by the Italian, American and British consuls. No arrangements have been made by the Spanish colony here to re- (Continued on Page Seven. TAKING OATH THAT HIM FIRST COMMISSION MAY0Rzzzi,:"'.,2:. "" PAST AND PRESENT PHOENIX MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODIES if ? mis, its?i i J a ft Front row, iert to i:g;il Commissioners Peter Corpstein. Frank Woods. ! l.loyd B. Christy, Com mission", .'s Jos. Cope, Councilmen C V. Cisney, Elmer Warren, Charles McElroy, ex-City Attorney Toan Prescott, Assistant City Re corder Charles M. IJundy. FIFTEEN OATS RD UQDIMPG run iiuiiiiiiuu Minrnm mi i u nrrru nn Ull ML. I L.I1U Senate Inter-Oceanic Canals Committee is Confronted! By Telegrams from Vari ous Ports and Decides U)on Publicity r ASSOCIATED PRESS DIPPATCHl WASHINGTON', April 7. Confront- ed by telegrams from gulf and Pacific coast ports urging public hearings on the bill proposing the repeal of the LAST SPIKE DRIVEN VAN Cid'VEH, April ".The last ssnike of the Grand Trunk Pacific Tran.s.continenti'tI Railway was driven at n()(,n ,lt K()rt .-rn,(.r B- c. The linp now n;ns frm Portland, Maine, Prince Rupert, B. C. 1. K 'O v S 1. 4 3 r"H''' 1 with Mayor Christy at his shoulder. , wt i'.; Wis 4 & M. J. Foley. Second row, left to right FRENCH WOMEN CANNOT VOTE I PARIS, April 7. French women j j have not the right to vote, ac- cording to a decision pronounced I by the court of cassation. The Women's Rights League of France j tried to have its members regis- j I i tor sw voters unA nnriliorl tn tha court. , I Governor Glynn Says The Gunmen Must Pay Penalty ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHj ALBANY, April 7. Governor Glynn tonight refused to commute the death sentence of the four gunmen convicted of slaying Herman Rosenthal, the New York gambler, or to grant them a re prieve until after the trial of farmer Police Lieutenant Charles Becker. They must die of electrocution some time next week, or probably on Mon day. The condemned men are: Frank Cirifici (Dago Frank); Harry Horo with (Gyp the Blood), Louis Rosenberg (Lefty Louis): Jacob Scidenshner (Whitey Lewis). it would have been a miscarriage of justice to have granted the commu tation, and an improper exercise of the executive power to have granted a reprieve, the governor said in a state ment. Continuing, he said, the case of the gunmen did not depend upon the outcome of the second trial of Becker, and no evidence has been offered to show any reasonable probability of anything developing that would change the result reached in their cases. Included in the governor's statement were texts of letters received from the supreme court, Justice Goff and Dis trict Attorney Whitman. Both men strongly opposed the granting of a reprieve. MORE REGIONAL BANKS ASSOCIATED PHE8S DISPATCH DENVER. April 7. The governors of seven states, delegates to the Western Governors' Conference in session here, went on record with a demand ror congress to esiaunau iwu more regional banks one in the Pac- The action was taken on motion of Governor Ernest Lister, of Washing ton. It was concurred in by Gov ernors Oddie of Nevada, Carey of Wyoming, West of Oregon, Haines of Idaho, Spry of Utah and Ammons of Colorado. Lister, West and Haines were appointed as a committee to draft resolutions. Carey broached the question of banks and said: "I think the gentlemen wro fixed the places for these banks forgot the west. We discovered in 1907 it was not so much the ownership of the money that counted, but the fact that the east held all our money." ILLINOIS PROHIBITION ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH CHICAGO, April 7. Returns from down state counties of Illinois where local option elections were held, show the country districts largely voted dry. Scattering townships and cities voted out 315 saloons. The larger cities are more equally divided between the anti-saloon forces and supporters of liquor selling, and Springfield, the state capital'Went dry by a large majority, as did Waukegan, Rock Island and Moline. Among those voting "ry-were Rockford, which elect ed to remain dry; Canton, Galesburg, Bloomington, Galva, Kewanee, Lock- port, Deca-tur, Monmouth and Freeport, which had been wet fifty years. Mayer George V. Young, ex-Mayor City Recorder Frank Thomas, former TWO BOLD BANK BANDITS MEET E Six Men Enter New Hazel . ton Bank and Fusillade Follows Four Make Get Away With Eleven Hun dred Dollars ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl NEW HAZELTON, B. C, April 7. Two bandits were killed in a bat tle between a band of robbers and a large posse of citizens following the hold-up of the Union Bank, Canada branch. Six men held up the bank and four got away with SHOO. A posse is pursuing them. The robbers were not in the bank more than a half minute. They backed out amid a fusillade of shots. Cowboys from a hardware store joined in the pursuit. Neither of the dead bandits was identified. All are believed to be Russians and members of a band that robbed sev eral banks in the northwest during the past year. Shortly after the bank opened, two men with rifles sauntered up the road, two others came from the woods at the rear of the bank, and two more from another direction. Four entered, two keeping an outside guard. One employe, a ledger-keeper, suffered a scalp wound from a splintered desk during the shooting in the bank. Outside the citizens shot from cover and the bandits were unable to hit them. The same bank was robbed a year ago, supposedly by the same gang. Other banks were robbed at Granite Falls, Wash.; Abbottsford, B. C, and Elma, Wash. It has been the custom of the gang to appear suddenly, compel the tell ers to hand over the cash, and then disappear. They are alwavs un masked and dressed like loggers and railroad employes. o PROHIBITIONISTS SCORE f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH ST. PAUL, Minn., April 7. Prohibi tion forces scored heavily in the mu nicipal elections in Minnesota cities of the fourth class, according to late re turns. Litchfield, Madison. Marshall, Luverne and Canby went dry. o K. C. DEMOCRATIC associated press dispatch! KANSAS CITY, April 7. Henry Jos.t, democrat, was re-elected mayor over four others by a majority es timated at from six to seven thou sand. Clarence Burton, a non-partisan candidate, ran second. MOSS Pastor Price Is Guilty Of Imprudent Conduct associated tress dispatch NEW YORK, April 7. "Guilty of imprudent and unministerial con duct,'' was the verdict of the court of the New York conference of the Methodist Episcopal church against Rev. Jacob E. Price, pastor of Wash ington Heights church, the defend ant against charges by members of his congregation. A select commit tee's Judgment was that Price "should be and hereby is admonished," HAVE KILLED fill HUSBAND I GIVE MYSELF UP Mrs. Mamie Mullenex Startles Deputy Sheriff By Walking Into Office and Handing Over Gun She Used TELLS STORY OF ILL TREATMENT Wounded Man Succumbs Just As Officers Reach Scene of Shooting. Shot Twice In Abdomen and Once In Limb 1 f I Claude Mullenex died as a re- suit of pistol shots inflicted by j his wife at Ingleside just as Coroner Johnstone and the sher- iff's officers reached the scene of I the shooting. The inquest will be I held today. I A handsome young girl yet in her teens, walked huriedly into the sheriffs office last night shortly after mignight and handing a 38 pistol to Deputy Sheriff Walter Brawner, said, "I have killed my husband and want to give my self up". She was accompanied by Charles McCready and Freeman Flke, who had driven her from Ingleside, 9 miles east of the city in less than twenty minutes, in response to her re quest to take her to the sheriff, after the shooting had occured. Her state ment was the first information the of ficers had that a shooting had occured. The woman gave her name as Mrs. Mamie Mullenex, said she was nineteen years old, and that she had been mar ried to the man she shot since Sep tember last. At the time she began to tell her story to the officers, and be fore Justice Johnstone arrived on the scene, it was not known if the man had even been seriously hurt by the three shots she had sent in his direction from the pistol in her hand. But she insisted she had shot her h 'sband be cause she had to and that he had made her life a 'hell upon earth, bo that she was obliged to kill him some time or other. Together with her husband, Claude, she came here about a month ago and found work on the White Ranch near Ingleside. They lived in a tent house, one of those erected on the farm. "He treated me alright in front of people, but when there were none around it was awful", she exclaimed in rapid ac cents to Sheriff Adams who took charge of the case as soon as he ar rived at the office. "I shot him be cause I was afraid he would kill me sometime as he had threatened to." Mrs. Mullenex told the officers that she had determined to leave her husband, and that in company with the two men mentioned above had driven ta the tent from Phoenix late last evening to get her clothes, which were already packed in a trunk and two suit cases. Her husband offered no apparent objection then,' but as soon as the men got out of the tent he came toward her. "I warned him to keep back, but he jumped at me with his hands out in front of him as if he would catch me by the throat and I shot him right then. I had to, or he would have done me harm." As soon as Judge Johnstone arrived he took charge and a party made up of himself. Deputy Sheriff Woolf, the two men from the Fike livery, ac companied Sheriff Adams to Ingle side. When they arrived there they found that temporary relief had been given to Mullenex but they were un successful in saving him. In the meantime Mrs. Mullenex, thinking that her husband was not as badly injured as at first thought, made herself comfortable for the night in the office of the sheriff. When the excitement had partially died down, the officers re membered a visit paid by the wom an earlier in the day to the office of the sheriff in search of assistance in getting her clothes. Having many cases where a similar request Is made, they told, her to see the judge and then come back. This is the last recollection they have until she was under arrest for shooting her hus band. In the hurry of getting away from Ingleside, neither the men or, Mrs. Mullenex looked to see If the hus- (Continued on Page Seven.) Two other specifications, one ac cusing Dr. Price of "immorality in his conduct, in violation of the moral law" and the other of "indulgence of sinful tempers and words," were not sustained. The committee's report was received in silence. The court did not find Dr. Price guilty of acts sufficiently flagrant to demand a change of the pastorate, for In the list of changes for the coming year. Price retains his present pulpit.