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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1914 10 PAGES YOL. XXIV. NO. 337 THE ICAN "NOS Provisional President of Mexico Flatly Refuses to Accede to Demand of the United States to Fire Sa lute to American Flag Congress Will Hear Mes sage Today. WILSON ANNOUNCES REPRISAL IS COMING Today President Wilson Will Ask Congress for Authority to Use Armed Force in Mexico to Up Hold Honor and Dignity of the United States and American People. IS HURRYING ON TO WRITE ROUSE In Meantime the American Fleets Are Moving Down ! Doth Coasts on Way to j Mexican Waters Vera Cruz and Tampieo Willi Probably Be Seized With- i in Two Da vs. i ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON'. Anril provisional president of Mexico, flatly refused tonight toj accede to the unconditional demands of the United States that he salute the American flag. Congress will be asked j by President Wilson tomorrow for authority to use armed! force to uphold the honor and dignity of the nation. j Negotiations with lluerta over the demand for n salute in reparation for the arrest of American blue-i jackets at Tampieo, on April 10, came to a close at (51 o'clock, the last hour given by President. Wilson for the, favorable answer from the Mexican dictator. ; The final word of lluerta to Charge 0'Shaughn'ssy i was a refusal unless the United States would guarantee in writing his salute would be returned. The president at midnight was on his way from White Sulphur Springs preparing a message, to congress, which meets in joint session as early as can be arranged in the morning. " In the meantime, the American war fleets are mov ing down both coasts on their way to Mexican waters, to carry out the president's plans for reprisals. The crisis thus reached does not mean there will be a formal declaration of war, because the United States could not declare war against a government which it' does not recognize. The president will seek authority,! however, to send armed forces into Mexico to seize the! first ports, Tampieo and Vera Cruz, and the railroad! trestle leading from Vera Cruz toward Mexico City. The president arranged a cabinet meeting at 10:30 o'clock1 tomorrow morning, when final arrangements for a Pacific! blockade of the Mexican ports and other steps the presi-j dent proposes will lie deliberated. J The breach that has finally come with Mexico makes j it impossible, it was declared on high authority, for the; United States to further protect foreigners there, audi foreign governments have been notified of the situation! in this regard. j The president, it was stated, will not only ask con- gress for authority to use armed forces to uphold the j honor and dignity of the nation, but will also ask for an: appropriation, a deficiency alrt'ady having been -re- Progressive Party Conference And Dinner The Progressive state-wide conference has been called for 1:30 this afternoon, at K. P. Hall. The dinner will be served at Guenther's Cafeteria at 8:30 tonight. Tickets can be secured at "The Busy Drug Store," or at the hall. We wish to call the attention of the ladies to the fact that they are just a little more welcome than the men. Of course the men are sure to attend both the conference and the dinner if they are sure the ladies will be there; and as we have assured the men that you will be present, please do not disappoint us. Remember, that the Progressive Party is the only party that has unequivocally endorsed nation-wide woman suffrage. Rede will's Band of twenty-two'pieces will furnish the music for the banquet, and you will hear some good speaking, both eloquent and instructive. COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS, Progressive Party of Arizona. ALUTE OF MAN OF THF HOUR IN AMERICA TODAY 4 ; 5- W."SS President Wilson at White Sulphur Springs, ". Ya. DISPATCH 1!). Vietoibiii.i Huerta, - 'A :s ' "i.WrX IWtv.-.'Kv .itf.-i I 111 4fc "W.-)W 1 III A JCV x I ill ft III am i m .hikS Ji J Ml f Jr sf...vH VICTORIAMO HUE Tl IE REASON IS CIV EX Cassociated press dispatch! Mexico City, April 11). The Mexican foreign minister, Senor P. Ortillo Y Rojas, announced to night that it would be im possible to agree to the demand of the United States that the American flag be unconditionally saluted, because the flag was not insulted, as it was not flying from the launch and because the marines were set free even before an investigation and the officer responsible for the arrests was himself ar rested and held for trial. tied because of the expensive naval operations in anticipation of Huerta's defiance of this government. Tlie president will probably ask further that the senate pass a volunteer art which has already passed the house, providing for pressing into regular service the militia regiments in the arious states. In preparation for toe crisis that must be met. Senator Shivelv chairman of the senate for eign relations committee, and Rep resentative Flood, chairman of the house- foreign relations committee, called meetings of these committees for tomorrow, and Flood has tele phoned from New York he will re turn at o"nce. Secretary Bry.in remained up prac tically all of SaturJay niKht awaiting definite word from Mexico City. He was tit the state department until midnight, doing home he continued telephone communication to those in the cirl'r room, at he state de partment until 4 o'clock this morning. Shortly after 11 o'clock, Bryan re ceived two messages from Mexico City. Both were from Charge O'Shaughnessy. The first was mere ly formal, stating that a message from President Wilson Hiving Huer ta until six o'clock tonight to yield had been communicated to PortiHo . I : I'.ojas, minister for foreign affairs, and that a reply would follow. The second dispatch was in the nature of a reply, although officials i.uickly perceived that it was not clearly responsive ami definite, as to the demands made by this govern ment, but raised a new issue as to the United States agreeing in writing to return the Huerta salute. -Mr. Bryan summarized the lluerta reply in a telegram to the president at While Sulphur Springs and soon thereafter held a long distance con ference with the president, going over the points lluerta had raised. While the reply was considered fav orable in its general purport as to saluting the American flag; yet it again parleyed over details and con ditions. As a result of the long distance talk, Mr. Bryan dispatched a further message to Mexico City making it Plain that President Wilson would listen to no counter-proposals or suggestions but must have an un equivocal acceptance of the Ameri can demand at the time stated, six o'clock tonight. While these ' exchanges were going on by cable between Washington anil Mexico City, the navy department was centering its attention on further preparations for any eventuality which might oe-eur. At 10:30 o'clock shortly after Huerta's latest dila tory message had been received or ders were sent to the battleship Mississippi, with an aeroplane- corps, ami i00 marines and the torpedo flo tilla at Pensacola. Fla., to get under way at once, Joining Admiral Badg er's fleet as it entered the Oulf of -Mexico and proceed with the fleet to Tampieo. The torpedo flotilla consists of twenty-two destroyers, the tendeT Dixie, and the scout cruiser Bir mingham, but several of the destroy ers are in reserve, so It is probable only fourteen will sail. Later it became known that the messages showed that Huerta was not raising objection to the salute itself, but as to the details under which the salute would be returned. In the main, the conditions are that the I'nited States agrees in writing that the salute will be fired instead of reiving on the assurance given by Admiral Mayo for a return salute. This was construed by officials as a wily and adroit move on Huerta's part to obtain some assurance direct from the American government which would be capable of being construed by him as a recognition of the de facto Mexi can government. There was no disposition on the part of officials here to give any such as surance tr to prolong the discussion as to details. They were determined, 1 after consulting with President Wilson, to hold to the one concrete eiuestion of , Huerta's yielding to the American de mand as it had been submitted. The reply to Huerta made clear to (Continued on Page Five.) . :' GO IMG To TAK Times alRSAdV- i S MF Tn Tuf'.' I MV DAD'S GOlMfi j CIRCUS ! Th baseball M 5' MOOSE MEMORIAL SERVICE IS MOST IMPRESSIVE OCCASION II A V MOOSH :au MA YOU YOCNG TALK ESS"" 1 l riJ'9i George U. Young (Special to The Republican. 1 KAY, Arizona, April 19. Ray lodge, No. T!(7. Loyal Order of Moose, this evening held the annual memorial ser vice prescribed in the constitution and by-laws of the order, with George Young, mayor of Phoenix, as the prin cipal orator. The exercises attract ed a capacity audience at the Iris theater, which had been beautifully decorated for the occasion. Mayor Young, accompanied by Mrs. Young, had arrived shortly before noon and throughout the afternoon was the guest of the lodge. He was met at the train by a reception committee appointed when his acceptance of the invitation to be the principal speaker had been received. Six depa.rted brothers were eulo gized. They were F. Witt. .1. G. Smith, F. A. Xye. o. L.' Patten, Charles Gentsch and Steve Aguilve. Dictator H. G. Richardson intro duced Brother Young, who said in part: The really great men are- the sim ple men. The really great truths are the simple truths. Men grope as individuals and society gropes as the mass: These facts lead to endless confu- (Continued on Page Six.) 1 I ' . IIIIWII Y. Paul Geary Delivers Oration. Eulogizing De-i parted Members, (Jiving! Talk That Is Masterpiece of Oratory. 1 EMPRKSS THEATER ! FOR OPKN LODGE! Auditorium and Stage 'Are Tastefully Deeorated in j Profusion of Red and I White Roses. Colors of! Moose Organization. I An impressive the annual open order of Moose, afternoon in tb Seven members memorial service, lodge of the Loyal was belli yesterday F.mpress theater, of Phoenix Lodge, No. 7n their voices stilled in death. their face-s veiled in the mystery of j eternity, failed to answer when their I names were called. Seven red roses.. the color of the Moose, were pinneii to the black-draped white charter. tla- color of purity, a tender tribute to th" memorv of those gone before, i i The stage of the theater had been j set lor the usual bulge formation with the dictators station completely j .surrounded with a bank of red anil . w hite roses. The footlights w ere hidden in roses and there were floral pieces ill the background. The cliai -ler hung back of the dictator's sta tion, its frame covered with heavy black crepe. The officers and the orator were seated on either side of the dictator. Dictator George N. MacBean ciUeil the lodge to order and while all stood ' Prelate Roy Carson invoked divine j blessing. This was followed by the singing of 'Lead. Kindly Light." by; the Canal ipiartet. The opening ser- j vice of the lodge was read by Die-1 li.tor MacBean, during the course of. which all assembled joined in sing ing, "Nearer, My God, to Thee." I Dictator MacBean read the ritual j service for the memorial lodge, this i proving to he most impressive. An- I other selection. "Under His Wing." j followed by the quartet, after which Secretary Walter Van Tyne called the roll of the departed. Three times their names were called and three times for each of the seven names there was silence. Immediate ly following the last call of each name, the, sergeant-at-arms ap proached the draped charter and bta! ARRIVING FOB GRAND LODGE MOOSK ORATION IS MASTKRPIKCK I W- Paul Geary pinned a full-blown red rose to the ora ping. "One Sweetly Solemn T bought" (Continued on Page Five.) v., mi 1 i u if" a LI Exonerate Troopers Who Shot Two Ft. Bliss Refugees LASSOClATKIl CRESS DISPATCH EL PASO. April 10. Melvin Switz.r and A. T. Flanery. twentieth Infantry sentries who filed on two i. ('fending Mexicans interned in the prison i-amp at Fort Bliss last night, were commended by Captain Este-s, executive officer of the camp, after an investigation, .lesus Zarco caught by Flanery in I he act of breaking electric light bulbs, will recover. Je sus Pallares was shot through the stomach while trying to escape. He will die. The two incidents are not related, and there is no evidence that there was a plot at wholesale delivery. Zaren was making use of slins ODDFELLOWS Hundreds of Delegates from All Over Arizona Gather ing in Capital Cit y for Annual Session, Begin ning Today. . REBEKAIIS AND PATRIARCHS ALSO Lodge One of Strongest in State Many Subordinate Lodges Great Program Arranged for Visitors P.ig Time Is Expected. Hundreds of members of the Arizona -lira ml Lodge of Odd Fellows are gath ering in the city for the purpose of at tending the sessions of the lodge which w ill meet in the Odd Fellows Hall here Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to the sessions of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows there will be also the annual convention of the Grand Assembly of the Rehekahs and the Grand Encampment of the Patriarchs Militant. The Odd Fellows in Arizona are among the strongest lodges in the state. This is also true of the work among the-, w omen in the Rebekah Assembly. Plans have been maturing for months to make the conventions tha greatest in the history of the lodges in Arizona. There are probably more subordinate lodges in this order in Arizona than of any other of the great fraternities. THE PROGRAM Monday, April 20, 1914 1 ii : uO A. M. Grand Lodge convenes , in I. o. O. F- Hall. i 1U:0(I A. M. Rebekah Assembly eon. : venes in I. O. O. F. Hall. 3:00 P. M. Grand Encampment i convenes in I. O. O. F. Hall. I ' S:00 P. M. Exemplification of De- ; gree Work in I. O. O. F. Hall. Tuesday, April 27, 1914. 9:00 A. M. Grand Lodge convenes in I. o. O. F. Hall. 9:0 A. M. Rebekah Assembly con- venes in I. O. O. F. Hall. ! 3:00 P. M. Grand Encampment j convenes in I. O. O. F. Hall, j S:00 P. M. Exemplification of Re ; bekah Degree in I. O. O. F. Hall, j Wednesday. April 22, 1914. I :00 A. M. Grand Lodge convenes in L O. (. F. Hall. j f:00 A. M. Rebekah Assembly con I venes in I. O. O. F. Hall. 2:30 P. M. Delegates leave I. O. O. F. Hall on picnic. Autos provided. x:00 p, M. Banquet in X. O. O. F. Hall. The Grand Lodge Officers .1. M. W. Moore, grand master. P. C. Anderson, deputy grand master. L. E. Rice, grand warden. George E. Mintz, grand secretary. J. G. Belt, grand treasurer. Robert S. Longmoore, grand repre sentative. W. K. James, grand representative. N. A. Morford, grand trustee. A. W. Smith, grand trustee. Andrew Xielson, grand trustee-. Edgar Hash, grand marshal. J. 11. Raker grand conductor. E. A. YVatkins, grand guardian. L. V. Russell, grand herald. Charles M. Mullen, grand chaplain. The first permanent lodge of odd Fellows in the United States was or ganized April 26, 1S19, at Baltimore, ' Md., and the !Cith anniversary will be j observed with appropriate ceremonies j in Phoenix and throughout the country. ( Hid Fellow lodges had been organized In this country before 1S19, but they i soon became extinct. Thomas Wildey and four companions I organized ine jouge in Duuifinie nm n. i became known as "No. 1. Washington j Lodge, the Grand Lodge of Maryland and of the United States of America. An independent charter was granted by the English body in lSiiS. A complete separation between the English and . American sections of Odd Fellows was consummatcel in 1S4". The Independent Order of Oddfellows leads the list of fraternal organizations j ; membership. According to latest complete comparative statements, the. Oddfellows had a membership in the (Continued on Page Six.) ynd shot at bulbs lighting the big I . ..t-n. ilililli f ii irit i vs Camp COIUiAUUHK I'e-I vvvv n.0.-.-- tiom the battle of Ojinaga, when Flanery called to him to desist. The Mexican then directed missiles at the sentry. Five minutes later Pallares was caught crawling under the barbed wire fence surrounding the camp. When switzer called him to halt, he doubled his speed, but was halted by a. shot. Sine- the Tampieo Incident there have been many individual infrac tions of the rules. Under the mili tary law the two sentries must be exonerated formally by a e'ourt mar tial and for this purpose were placed under technical arrest.