AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1914
YOL. XXIV. NO. 337
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
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
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
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
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.
MAN OF THF HOUR
IN AMERICA TODAY
President Wilson at White Sulphur
Springs, ". Ya.
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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
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
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
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
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:' GO IMG To TAK Times alRSAdV- i
S MF Tn Tuf'.' I MV DAD'S GOlMfi
j CIRCUS ! Th baseball M
MOOSE MEMORIAL SERVICE IS
MOST IMPRESSIVE OCCASION
II A V MOOSH :au
MA YOU YOCNG TALK
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
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
These facts lead to endless confu-
(Continued on Page Six.)
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
the annual open
order of Moose,
afternoon in tb
lodge of the Loyal
was belli yesterday
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
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
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
W- Paul Geary
pinned a full-blown red rose
"One Sweetly Solemn T
(Continued on Page Five.)
1 i u if" a
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
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
Hundreds of Delegates from
All Over Arizona Gather
ing in Capital Cit y for
Annual Session, Begin
ning Today. .
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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