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VOL. XXIV. NO. 325
George U. Young Becomes
First Commission Mayor
and Takes Oath of Office
Before Crowd Filling
Council Chamber
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
"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
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
y .A V
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.)
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Mayor Young facing City Attorney Prescott who is administering the oath
Retiring Councilmen and incoming commissioners.
Special Agent Carothers
Seen In Deep Conversa
tion With Carranza and
it is Reported He Talked
Spanish Exclusion
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
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.
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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.
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Senate Inter-Oceanic Canals
Committee is Confronted!
By Telegrams from Vari
ous Ports and Decides
U)on Publicity
WASHINGTON', April 7. Confront-
ed by telegrams from gulf and Pacific
coast ports urging public hearings on
the bill proposing the repeal of the
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.
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with Mayor Christy at his shoulder.
i'.; Wis 4 &
M. J. Foley. Second row, left to right
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
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
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."
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
Six Men Enter New Hazel
. ton Bank and Fusillade
Follows Four Make Get
Away With Eleven Hun
dred Dollars
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.
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.
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.
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,"
Mrs. Mamie Mullenex
Startles Deputy Sheriff
By Walking Into Office
and Handing Over Gun
She Used
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
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.

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