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VOL. XXIV. NO. 338
By John T. McCutcheon.
jCopyrlkht: IBM; By Jol.n !'. V"Cutcl:eon.j
Action by Army and Nav
to Force Iluorta to Salute
Flag Is Held Up Through
Opposition to Wording oi
House Resolution.
In Spectacular Midnight
Session Senate Discusses
House Resolution Briefh
and Then Adjourns Until
10 o'Cloek Todav.
AY A SI H NGTON. April 2 1 .
(Tuesday) Action hy the
army and navy of the
United States to force
Huerta to Salute the i'lau
was held up early todas
through opposition in the
senate to the form of joint
resolution approving the
president's purpose, as it
passed the house last night.
The president, while stating
in his message to congress;
that he had full constitu
tional authority to act, but
that he was waiting for con
gress to express its appro
val before ordering Tampico
and Vera Cruz to be seized
said that other steps are be
ing taken looking to repara
tion for arrest of Aniericai
bluejackets at Tampico. In a
spectacular midnight session
the senate discussed the
house resolution briefly
Senators objected to indi
vidualizing Huerta.
A substitute resolutior
was agreed upon by the for-'
eign relations committee,
giving the president broad
authority to deal with indig
nities offered the United
States in Mexico, "in view
of the situation as represent
ed by the president in liit
The president had retired
early, but Secretaries JTn
multv, Garrison and Burle
son, Vice-President Mar
shall, Senator Shively and
other administration leader
conferred on the substitute
The senate foreign relations commit-t'-e
agreed at. midnight to report the
(Continued on Page Three.)
Iiii wnT .0 -' " "
Des Moines. .
" The cruiser Des Moines is one of Uncle Sam's warships now in Mexi
can waters. This vessel, together with the Chester, Dolphin, San Fran
cisco, Prairie and Hancock, at Tampico, has a total landing force of 2,500
lariniSt .-.Tt-
WASHINGTON. April 21, (Tues
day) At 12:28 o'clock this morning
the senate recessed until noon to
day under an agreement to con
sider the administration resolution
at that time. Just before midnight
Secretary Tumulty left the White
House for the hotel where Vice
President Marshall lives. Post
master General Burleson, and Sec
retary Garrison were there and all
went to the capitol.
Ry adjourning until 12:10 o'clock
the senate had ended the calendar
day of Monday and under senate
rules a single objection to the re
port from the committee or to a
motion to discharge the committee
is sufficient to put the matter over
one day.
I !
Crisis Produces
A New Volunteer
Law In Congress
WASHINGTON. April 10 The
prompt organization of a volunteer
army for service in Mexico or in any
other crisis would he provided In a
house bill passed hy the senate with
amendments. The sending of the
measure to a conference was delayed
by a motion by Senator Rted to recon
sider the vote, but the senate leaders
said the motion would probably be dis
posed of tomorrow. The bill would re
vise the law under which a volunteer
force was organized for the Spanish
American war. Its authors claim that
the volunteer force can be raised more
quickly than under existing laws: that
it will present the payment of bounties,
would do away with the short term of
enlistment by making the term of en
listment the same as those in the regu
lar army: would procure the necessary
number of men at the beginning of a
war for a long period, thus making
drafting unnecessary and would de
crease the pension list after the war.
Unlike the present law. the bill would
provide for the recruiting of all organ
izations of land forces. This would in
clude training service to which duty
partially disabled officers could be as
signed when superseded by able-bodied
men at the front. Another change in
the existing law would give the presi
dent instead of the governors of the
states Ihe authority to appoint all of
ficers for volunteer forces, requiring
him to give preference in their selec
tion to those who had already had mili
tary training or instruction in the reg
ular army, national guard, volunteer
forces or military schools.
Instead of volunteer forces waiting
to be called into service until all the
organized militia of all the arms had
been called, it would permit the organi
zation of volunteers of any particular
arm as soon as the militia of that par
ticular arm had been put into service.
Another provision is that the number
and grade of officers should be the
sariie in the volunteer forces as in the
regular army.
. o
$400,000 BLAZE
(associated press dispatch
PEORIA, April 20. A fire, which
' swept three blocks, destroyed 3001
! cattle and a block of baled hay be
longing to Nelson Morris Packing
Company. The loss is estimated at
I $400,000. '
Cologne Gazette, Reflecting
Attitude of Government,
Says German People Can
Have No Cause to Oppose
American Attitude.
Says Huerta Has Shown j
lnabihtv to h,staimsn a
Government That Will '
Not Endanger Americai
BERLIN, April 20. The German
press as a rule is sparing in comment
on the Mexican situation. The Co
logne Gazette, reflecting the attitude i
of the German government, says:
"The German people have no cause
to oppose the course of the United
States with an unfriendly policy,
which, besides having no object,
would only injure Germany's rela
tions with the United States. Recent
developments in Mexico are only to
be regretted as far as they affect
German interests. If the Americans
now succeed in establishing order and
peace in that country there can be
no objection from the German stand
point. "American people, who have been
kept in a state of continued unrest
by Mexican affairs since the depart
ure of General Porfirio Diaz, earnest
ly want at Jeast to see peace estab
lished across their southern frontier,
and to see a government there which
will give security to the country, and
not endanger Americans huge inter
ests which America has created in
the Panama Canal.
'Huerta sufficiently has shown
that he does not answer to this ne
cessity but prefers to act, and to be
continued as an enemy of the United
States. He knows President Wilson
will resort to force against him only
in the last extremity, and in that
certainty has pursued a policy of op
position to America."
Lokal Anzeiger remarks on the sin
gular circumstances that the United
States demands satisfaction from a
luler whom it refuses to recognize.
It thinks Mexico has not broken all
its bridges, and that an understand
ing is still possible.
Deutche Tage Zeitung condemns
President Wilson's long delay, and is
uncertain whether he now intends to
act or only to create an impression
that he is about to act.
Taegliche Rundschau blames Wil
son for Huerta's present plight, since
his refusal to recognize Huerta made
it impossible for the latter to obtain
money with which to restore order.
"President Wilson's policy," it says,
"has been neither one of realities nor
one of idealism, but of democratic
doctrinacysm. It is too early to pre
dict the course of the campaign, but
one thing is certain the United
States will have no easy task in
bringing Mexico to her knees, since
the rebels are likely to make common
cause with General Huerta. What
will Japan, the natural enemy of the
United States, do? What will the
other powers do?"
Boersen Courier says: "General
Huerta's refusal to salute is the first
admission that he does not feel sure
of his position, and is now playing
Lis last trump earlier than was ex
pected namely, the policy of rallying
all elements in Mexico against a for
eign aggressor."
To Improve Prospects
LONDON, April 20. According to
the Standard, large commercial inter
ests of Great Britain believe that the
American action will tend to improve
the prospects of British financial
commercial interests in Mexico be
cause it provides hope of eventual
peace and the resumption of trade.
The Standard learns the action of
the United States has the' full acqui
escence of the British government
and that any international complica
tions are extremely unlikely.
The Times in an editorial says this
"The crisis has come in a form,
which, as sincere "friends of the Am
erican people, we should well have
wished different. Their justification
of forcible Interference in Mexican
affairs is far stronger than the par
ticular pretext upon which the Presi
dent has decided to abandon his pol
icy of watchful waiting.
"It is questionable, however. hGw
far the aspiration the President
voices in his message can be realized
or the distinctions he mentions main
tained in practice. The President's
diplomacy has been lofty in aim and
spirit, but unfortunate in its result,
BOB Clif
Plan for United Action Be
tween Troops and Police j
Agreed Upon Cokjuitt j
Favors Taking Towns on!
EL PASO. April 20. "Little
Chihuahua," as the Mexican section j venecj jn U( Kellows hall yesterday,
of this city is known, where sixty There is not a single subordinate lodge
per cent of the Mexican inhabitants in the state not represented at the
of the city live, is being patrolled by gathering, in most instances there be
United States cavalrymen and in- j ing from four to six or seven delegates
fai.trymen tonight. This and another j from each subordinate organization,
precautionary measures were agreed j Incidentally every one of the grand
upon at a conference between Mayor
Kelly and Colonel Hatfield,
mantling troops at Fort Bliss. At the
army post, cavalrymen were ordered
to sleep with boots and saddles at
side, so they could be up and away
in case of alarm in five minutes. At
Juarez Colonel Avila, military com -
mander, .instructed that any soldiers
or citizens makinga wanton or pro-
vocative use of l ire arms shall be
shot at once.
Colonel Hatfield and Mayor Kelly
operation of the soldiers and police
in case of an outbreak so tliey dozens of Odd Fellows and KeueKans.
would know just what to do in case of j Provisions had been made in advance
incendiarism, rioting, attacks on wa- . f,,r ihe care of the visitors and as
ter supply or other public utilities. : quickly as they reported to the recep
Meanwhile the city is quiet. ! tion committee or registered at edd
Now that the first excitement is
over the president's definite action
has tended to compose rather than j At 10 o'clock the grand lodge con
tax the nerves of thus whose for- vened by Grand Master J. M. "W. Moore,
tunes are wrapped up in the future j with every officer in his station. The
conditions of Mexico. : work of organizing for tlie sessions oc-
jcupied practically all of the forenoon.
"Move Against All Mexicc" Xo legislative matters were considered.
DOUGLAS, April 2H. "Any move Simultaneously the Rebekah Assembly
against Huerta is against the Mexi-was convened with Ellen M. Harris,
can people as a whole and can lie ' president, of Tempe, in the chair,
construed as nothing else," said ; At 3 o'clock in the afternoon the first
Genario Ramonet, Huerta consul here, session of the Grand Encampment, Pat
"Huerta is a component part of the riarchs Militant, was convened by
Mexican people. particularly that Grand Patriarch William Hughes. At
class which represents the culture ( this gathering nine encampments were
and learning of the country." represented by upwards of thirty dele-
Ramonet declared his belief that gates besides the officers,
the Mexican people as a whole would .-or the opening day the most im
abandon their differences and unite ' pressive and interesting session was
behind Huerta. j that held in the evening when Phoenix
j lodge, for the benefit of the visitors
Wants Land Invasion j exemplified the degree work. While
WASHINGTON, April 20. Govern-
or Colquitt of Texas sent to Uepre-
sentative Garner, who immediately
submitted it to President Wilson, a
(Continued on Page Three;
Over 300 Officers and Dele
gates from Every Part oi
Arizona Gather in Phoe
nix for Annual Business
and Social Sessions.
9 a. m. Grand lodge convenes
in I. O. O. F. hall. I
o. m. Rebekah assembly con-
venes in I. O. O. F. hall. 1
3 p. in. Grand encampment con-
venes in I. O. O. F. hall.
S p. m. Exemplification of Re- !
bekah degree in I. O. O. F. hall.
i v I
I With nearly four hundred officers
and delegates in attendance, the Grand
t Lodge of Arizona, the Grand Encamp
i ment and the Rebekah Assembly, In-
'dependent Order of Odd Fellows, eon-
I lodge officers is in attendance.
Although the session of the various
Odd Fellows and affiliated organiza-
tions did not begin until 10 o'clock yes
terday morning delegates began arriv
ing in Phoenix as tariy as Saturday
night giving them ample time to rest
I over Suntlav and to be in readiness for
the work in hand the lirst three oa s
J of this week. Reception committees
: from the Phoenix lodge have been
i -guarding'1 all arriving trains extending
j personal greetings ami welcomes to the
nH w. -
, friends. Yesterday every train brought
j.-ellows hail, they were assigned to ho-
tola or rooming houses
the work was being put on in the lodge
room, the Rebekahs entertained the
visiting ladies at bridge in the banquet
room. When the regular lodge session
(Continued on Page Two)
Late Remits Place Total
Dead After Fourtecn
Ilour Fight In Ludlow
District a Baker's Dozen,
Avy Injured.
TRINIDAD. April 20 A fourteen
hour battle between striking coal
miners and members of the Colorado
National tiuard in Ludlow district to
day culminated in the killing of Louis
Tikas, a leader of Greek strikers, and
the destruction of the Ludlow tent
colony by fire.
Late reports place the number of
dead at thirteen, including eleven
strikers, one soldier and one non
combatant. After an all day battle between
armed strikers and a small detach
ment of state troops, the Ludlow- dis-
trict is practically isolated with the
exact toll of the day's battle still in
i f, )t Reports earlv this evening
. sate t)le heavy firing is still being
j jon,nlm). nil telephone wires are
j down Hnti telegraphic service is lim-
j,e(1- to orl(, r;1jiroad wire.
A report irom me ujuii,u euiui
r.,.llow avs olle soldier is dead and
two are wounded, one fatally. Twen
ty strikers are reported wounded and
at least three are said to have been
killed, but this was denied at union
neauquaiieis. .
The military force totals about 100
and fully 400 armed strikers are said
to be in the hill at the foot of Has-
tings and Berwind Canyons, along
the Colorado and Southern tracks.
An effort to send recruits from
(Continued on Page Three.)
Huerta Gives Guarantee To
Foreigner Now In Mexico
(associated press dispatch i official report of the commander at
MEXICO CITY, April 20. "General j Tampico received by the Mexican gov-
Huerta otters a iuu guaramee to lor-
eigners, Americans included, who re
main in Mexico, that he will improve
his opportunity to show the world that
his government of Mexico is moral and
' This statement Huerta dictated to
the Associated Press.
"I desire to make it plain to the
American people that according to the
By Unanimous Vote State
Party Council Declarer
Against Alliance witb
Any Political Organiza
tion in Coming Campaign
Spirited Debate in State
wide Conference Only on
Form of Resolution
Other Declarations oi
Principles Adopted.
If there was a lingering hope in the
bosom of any man that the progres
sive party of this state would compro
mise its principles for the benefit of
either of the old parties or for any ,
man, it must have been dispelled on
the convening of the state confer
ence of the party council in the
Knights of Pythias hall yesterday aft
ernoon. There was a difference of
opinion only as to the form of the dec
laration against a merger with any
party, and whether the county organ
izations should be bound by the dec
laration. It was not hinted that in
any county there might be a desire
for a combination, but it was stated
that it might be difficult in some of
them to find candidates for all the
county and precinct offices. The
declaration, as it was first drawn,
was not intended to bind the counties,
but as it was remodeled it strongly
recommended to the counties the nom
ination of full county tickets.
In the morning there was a confer
ence of the progressives of this county
in which a resolution exactly similar
in form to that presented at the state
conference was adopted, binding the
party in this county to the nomina
tion of a full ticket.
The conference assembled at 2
o'clock in the afternoon at the call
of State Chairman Alexander, who
stated that the ohjec-t of the meeting
was to decide upon the aetidn of the
party in the coming campaign. The
chairman said that he was only one
man, and, though he held an official
position in the partyf he would defer
to the majority. However, he would
take the occasion to present his views.
"The progressive party," said the
chairman, "is a national party, the sec
ond in strength in the nation and
the state. It should stand on its well
defined principles. It should take no
backward step and should not aban
don the position it had taken. There
should be no merger. Propositions
have been made to us by those who
say they are willing to swallow the
progressive principles. They ask noth
ing but a half interest in the name of
the combined party. They would ac
cept it as "progressive republican." But
if we should accept that proposition
we should lose our identity, the respect
of the people, and strength."
After the chairman had called the
attention of the conference to tnp of
ficial letter sent by Acting Secretary
Willeox to the members of the party
council, David Benshimol presented
a series of suggestions which were to
be considered as a motion. Inasmuch
as many members of the party who
were not members of the council were
present, he recommended that they be
invited to participate in the delibera
tions of the council. This was favor
ably acted upon.
The second motion proposed that all
motions be considered as beinp of
fered to the state council, afterward
to be submitted to the .general meet
ing for approval. That motion was
amended so that the motions might
' submitted directly to the general
Then came the presentation of the
resolution declaring against a merger
which precipitated an earnest debate
. . . - , i nrrt
upon the torm oi n uuu " .
. - ,.. .,r.itii-7itinns
lt "Pon the ,C0U"J T" "
It was explained that the resolution
had been prepared by Acting Secre
tary Willeox and that it was m torm
similar to that adopted at practically
,.n ... r,A..tinis of nroeressives and
--- - t ... mu,, i
in particular oy i.
j West Virginia. -0i,.r
Objection was raised by "tr
j Lyon of Pinal, who desired to amcnu
i the resolution by the modification.
! "when practicable or desirable in tlie
(Continued on Page Five.)
, nn f. ft th b -
which landed and whose crew was de
tained. I fear President Wilson has
been misinformed on this point, and
that he will Inform the American con- .
gres-s that the boat carried a flag. In
fact the American flag has nothing to
do with the case and I desire the Amer
ican people to fully understand .iis,"

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