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.VOL. XXIV. NO. 353
Mexican Dictator Selects
Representatives for the
Montreal Conference
Rumors of Desperate Pre
dicament Prevail.
CarranzaBarred from Medi
ation Conference by Three
Envovs Because lie Did
Not Fully Comply with
All the Conditions.
i I
.MEXICO CITY, May 4 El Pais
j announced today that Huerta's
j mediation representatives will
leave soon for Montreal to attend
the mediation conference. This is
the first intimation here that a
conference is to be held in Mont-
real. Members of the commission j
sent by the Mexican government
to induce Zapata to join forces
j with the federals in case of foreign
! invasion were seized by rebels and
held prisoners.
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WASHINGTON, May 4. General
Carranza and the constitutionalists
were practically eliminated from the
proceedings of the three .South Ameri
can envoys who have undertaken to
solve the Mexican proDiem by diplom
acy. In a telegram to Carranza. the
mediators announced that in view of
his refusal to. agree to an armistice
with Huerta, they withdrew the invi
tation to him to send personal repre
sentatives to participate in the media
tion negotiations. The mediators told
the constitutionalists that so long as he
maintained his present attitude they
must decline to treat with him. Mexi
can developments moved rapidly with
evident tenseness in diplomatic and
military situations. The mediators held
three sessions, announcing through
Secretary Bryan that Huerta had des
ignated D. Emllio Rabasa, eminent
Mexican jurist and Augustin Garza,
under secretary of justice, as two of
his delegates. No American delegates
have been announced. Reports of the
desperate condition of Huerta contin
ued to circulate, with such circumstan
tial detail from authentic sources as to
leave no doubt of his critical condi
tion. General Funston reported re
newed demands by Mexican federal
outposts for the surrender of the water
works supplying Vera Cruz. No shots
were fired and the Mexicans retreated.
It was announced that the president
had planned to go to Brooklyn Monday
to meet the Montana, ivhich is bring
ing back the bodies of the American
marines killed at Vera Cruz. If he is
unable to go, Secretary Daniels will
speak in the name of the president.
Carranza had inquired in a note to
the envoys what subjects a special rep
resentative might be required to dis
cuss, pointing out if the general prob
lem of pacifying Mexico were to be ap
proached, he could not authorize any
one to participate in the negotiations.
He reiterated he would consent to me
diation of only the incidents which
brought about the controversy.
Garrison conferred with his military
chiefs, but said no further orders had
been given for the movement of troops
and that none were contemplated dur
ing the period of negotiations. Word
that Huerta was in desperate straits
came from many quarters. It was re
ported that quarrels between General
Klanquet, minister of war and Huerta
might bring Blanquet to the front in
event of Huerta's fall, much as Huerta
roce after the collapse of the Madero
regime and the Felix Diaz movement.
The armored cruiser Washington
en route to Vera Cruz was inter
cepted today at Key West, and or
dered to the northern coast of the
Dominican republic, where there is
a panic among the foreign residents
in consequence of President Bora's
bombardment of the insurgent city,
Puerto Plata.
The fighting has been going on
intermittently for more than a week,
and the situtian is causing grave
concern among the officials here.
No Americans were killed in San
Pedro, Chiapas, according to a state
ment published today by the state
department. The reports of Ameri
cans being slain, it was said,
emanated from a fight which took
place between rural guards and a
(Continued on Page Three.)
Discover Deserted Ship
In Flames Far At Sea
HALIFAX, May 4. An unidentified
steamer, a fire from stein to stern. 1
with no signs of life, was discovered
300 miles south of Cape Race by the
steamer Zdylitz from Bremen to New
York. It is believed that all hands had ,
been rescued by a ship without wire
less. '
The Zydlitz called by wireless for
assistance and a response came from
the Francnnia, fifty miles to the enst-
PORTLAND, May 4. The tie
up of the work of discharging
cargoes on the steamers Navajo j
of the American-Hawaiian line
and the Bear of the San Fran
cisco and Portland Steamship
Company was complete today as
a result of the refusal of the
companies to recognize the re
cently organized checkers' union
which also demands higher pay.
Ban Lifted On
Exporting Goods
Except Arms
! EL PASO, May 4. Additional in
I structions. received along the bonier
by customs officials and army offi- (
much more liberal construction on
the embargo on arms. The ban is
lifted on everything except guns, i
ammunition. explosives and aero-
planes. This will allow entry into
Mexico of uniforms, shoes, saddles.
horses, fuel oils, coal, etc. It is
thought that this will increase ac
tivity on both sides of the border in
both peaceful and warlike pursuits.
Villa's army is greatly in need of
hats, shoes and uniforms. The entry
of coal, coke, fuel oils, other sup
plies used in the operation of min
ing properties will afford relief to
mining camps.
Shipments of goods held in El
Paso under the former interpretation
of the embargo now may be forward
ed to Torreon for use in the cam-
paigns against Saltillo and Tampieo. her wherc,abouts, upon which her
The condition of thousands of Mexi- ! hoU!if. wa(J searcn,,j amt quantity
cans in the mining camps of Sonora j of arms was foun,i. Sne will be
and Chihuahua ha3 been an acute 1 ried in military court tomorrow on
source of worry to the constitution- j cn;,rgt.s 0j murder,
alist officials. When the Americans Tne outbreak of another military
in Sonora and Chihuahua closed their revoit jn Mexico headed by Velasco,
mines and smelters and crossed the ' accorUng to conservative observers
border, thousands of Mexican labor- j wno arriVed today. Velasco is said
ers were thrown out of employment. , to n(l discontented concerning the
They had no opportunity to pur- (ajiure of tne government in Mex
chase provisions even if they had I ioo city to support his properly in
money, as a majority of the stores j tlle Torreon battle and he is declared
were operated by mining companies, i to nave ,s;lil ne would never again
which declined to renew their sup- 1(jau- a coJumn of troops against the
plies while the mines were idle. The
lifting of the embargo on mining
supplies will probably remove1 the
necessity for famine measures which
the constitutionalists had already
Two killed; Many
Hurt By Cyclone
In Texas Towns
4. Two were killed at Maud, Texas,
and half the houses in the town
were destroyed according to informa
tion received here by a cyclone that
also did severe damage at Redwater
land Near Pittsburg, Texas, injuring
I fourteen in the three towns.
At Maud, Mrs. Pearl White and
child were killed. At Redwater six
persons were injured and in Nearasro was rebuking him
Pittsburg four were hurt, one prob
ably fatally. The information was
received by railroad officials over a
wire not wrecked by the storm, and
it was reported that all the dwellings
in Redwater were destroyed.
MEXICO CITY, May 4. Hundreds of
foreign refugees are pouring into the
city. A special train was arranged by
the Brazilian minister to carry Ameri
cans to Puerto, Mexico from the capi
tal. Three hundred Americans are
preparing to depart. A number of
British subjects will also board the
BISBFE, May 4 With the toy
of his head blown off, the badly de
composed body of Duncan McDonald,
at one time- owner of valuable min
ing property in the Chiricahuas, was
found in the hills. It is not known
whether he was the victim of mur
der, suicide or accident. He left
tre ten days ago, presumably on a
prospf ctine trip.
ward and the Olympic, 200 miles to the
west. The Zdylitz circled around the
burning vessel, but the smoke was so
heavy the name could not be dis
tinguished. As no small boats were discovered in
the vicinity and as the Olympic had
passed not far from the scene about
fifteen hours before, it is believed the
vessel caught fire after midnight and
all hands had been rescued.
Under Date of .May 1 and
Bearing Signature of Za
pata, Mexican Papers
Publish "Death Warrant"
of the Dictator.
No Surprise Would Be Ex
perienced Should Velasco
Start Independent Revo
lution Following Torreon
Battle Incidents.
VERA CRUZ. May 4. A procla
mation dated May 1, signed Zapata,
and published in local Mexican pa
pers announced that the southern
rebels on May 5 will attack Mexico
City. It condemns nueria ami
Blanquet to death.
Zapata's proclamation is regarded
as disposing of the reports that he
and Huerta are acting together.
Constitutionalists at Tampico noti
fied Admiral "Mayo that if any of
his vessels attempted to enter the
Panuco river, the oil reservoirs above
the city would be emptied and the
oil ignited, which would mean the
certain destruction of the city.
A woman, said to have killed eight
bluejackets and marines by sniping
at the beginning of the American
occupation, was given into the cus
tody of the American authorities. A
Mpviran in Termed the authorities of
Velasco asserted there was much
plotting among the federal officers.
, many of whom were dissastified
jwith Huerta and his conduct of niili
i tary affairs. Generals Moure and
Hidalgo, who were sent to the re
j lief of Velasco at Torreon, are re
ported to have been found by Vel
jasco hiding under freight cars dur
ing the heavy firing at San Pedro
'and to have been upbraided by him
jfor cowardice.
The fall of Torreon and tile sub
sequent disaster to the federal troops
is asserted by Velasco to have been
due to the failure of the war de
partment to heed his appeal for small
arm ammunition at a time he said
it was perfectly feasible for it to
have reached him. Another officer
who reported his station had been
captured, was killed by Velasco
when he learned the position had
been abandoned with out sufficient
cause and another who was charged
with cowardice in the face of the
enemy committed suicide while Vel-
News reached here that John R.
Sjlliman, acting American consul at
San Luis Potosi, has been a prisoner
in the hands of Maas for eleven days
and has been threatened with ex
ecution. Information about Silliman's pre
dicament was brought here by two
American newspaper correspondents
who had come to Mexico recently on
the invitation of Huerta. They went
into the north to watch the field
operations of the federal army and
after they had witnessed the federals
defeat at San Pedro they were taken
back to San Luis Potosi and im
prisoned, but were afterwards re
leased. Reports of federal activities in the
interior from Vera Cruz were feceiv
ed today. ' General Maas is said to
have blown up the San Francisco
bridge on the narrow gauge railroad,
which was a line used by General
Scott in his advance in 1857. The
report, however, was not confirmed,
although it Is known by Funston
that Mexicans had mined the struc
tures along the road. It is also re
ported that another section of the
track has been torn up. Funston to
day for the ' first time went beyond
the American lines encircling the
city. He proceeded to the water
works at El Tejar for inspection, go
ing on a flat car with an escort in
fantry. Reinforcements Ready
WASHINGTON, May 4. Either
the Fourth or Sixth brigade of the
second division of the army, both of
whose headquarters are at Texas
City, will follow General Funston's
brigade to Vera Cruz, if it is decid
ed that reinforcements are neces
sary. Both brigades are composed
entirely of infantry, the fourth of
the twenty-third, twenty-sixth and
twenty-seventh, and the sixth of the
(Continued on Page Three)
By John T. McCutcheon.
Before the United
Turkish (iardencr Loses j
$2(0 to Pair of Mexican j
Bandits Who Tie Him; j
Then Escapes. Climbs j
Tower and Watches Them j
To be held up and robbed, tied
and left: to struggle out of his bonds
and climb a water tower whence he
could see his assailants summarizes
the moving picture adventures of
Charles Topeek, a Turk market gai-tk-ner.
who is "now short $260 in
American money.
Topeek started for Vulture mine
late yesterday afternoon with
of vegetables. He got as far
! tile
Agua Fria. when two
masked Mexi-
cans rode out of
the brush and stuck
him up with pistols. They compelled
him to deliver his money to their i
keeping, and then lashed him fast j
with his own "ketch rope." Then
they rode away, but not before
features had been revealed to the
sharp-eyed victim. The handker-
chiefs which had hidden their faces i
slipped off in the struggle.
Topeek wasted no time after the
Mexicans had gone. He managed to
gain his feet and back against his
wagon. In some manner ne loqsenen
his bonds. He drove a short way
back on the road and reached the
water tower on the desert near the j
Agua Fria crossing. Trom the top
of this he sighted his men making I
their way southward between th"j
Hassayampa and the White Tanks.
Having satisfied himself as to their
direction, the Turk whipped up and
drove into Peoria, whence he noti
fied the sheriff.
Olea and Prawner hastened to Pe
oria, picked up Topeek and visited
the scene of the crime. They easily
picked up the- trail, but owing to tile
coining of darkness wet,, enable to
follow ?t.
Meanwhile Sheriff Adams had lined
up the officers at Gila Rend and in
other directions,
lion was drawn
and a sort of cer
about the suspected
territory, but probably too latr t
'intercept the runaways. Adams and
I Sears will hike out this morning oi:
I horseback, pick up the trail and
'see if they can see where the
marauders vcnt.
Topeek was singularlv unexcited
by his loss. He was able to detail
a description of the men who had
robbed him of prettv nearly all he
has in the world. The older Mexi
can is fix feet in alt'turie. and wore
a light hat. The younger man was
stnrt and stocky, wore a handker-
p i
fcvpyritht: 11)14: By John T. McCutcheon.J
5 j.''
States intervened in behalf of these
After the United States had rescued them from their
; Dol'GLAS, May 4. Colonel P.
; Klias Calles. commanding the
: garrisons in Soiinra, sent a train
I load of provisions to relieve the
i sufferings of Mexicans out of
employment through the closing
I of the Cananea mines. The eon-
i stitutionulist officials expect the
announcement fr'nn the Cananea
Consolidated Copper Company on
! May 6 whether tVw mines and
i smelters will be opened at once.
! A number of Americans have
asked for passports and are go-
. ing bai k to Mexico. j
Claim Cherette
Stole From Local
Hardware Firm
t Special to The Republican.)
PRF.SCOTT. May 4. Detective M.
Joe Murphy of Phoenix, assisted by
' 'Iwlth blood and the tears of women
today effected the arrest of Thomas ; .lml chjKlren sn(lt ,iWn in the Colo
H. Cherette, wanted in Phoenix, ' rudo strike."
charged with as clever a burglary j The debate was on the amendment
-v..t, ,.ver heen unearthed !to the agricultural appropriation bill
in the criminal history of that city.
Cherette was pursuing the newly
adopted vocation of peddling pho
tographic enlargements when pounc
ed upon by Detective Murphy.
When Cherette commenced the
erection of an SSOUU home in Phoenix,
his employer, Ezra W. Thayer be
came suspicious. Cherette was only
a clerk working for a small salary.
When Cherette left home, the
hardware company engaged the de-
tective to investigate. The new . government employes . engaged ili
building was looked over and con- this work. -
siderable of the merchandise oT the j Senator Yardaman, of Mississippi,
store is said to have been lo lged in j suggested amending the committee
doors, windows, walls and the gen- j amendment so as to permit corpora
eral make-up of the new structure, i turns in the cotton states to con
entailing an outlay of several hun-: ti ibule. This brought from Senator
dred dollcrs. Then commenced the Williams the assertion that the
chase after Cherette which ended in
his capture here. I
orders to proceed to Mazatlan, the ar
mored cruiser West Virginia. Captain
McKean commanding, steamed through
Golden Gate late today. In addition to
her regular complement she carried 12."
marines, three new type of automatic
guns and i.ooo.hiiii rounds of ammuni
tion. She will maintain a speed of
twelve knots and is expected to reach
Mazatlan in five days. The West Yir-.
ginia carries Rear Admiral Doyle, who
on his arrival will assume supreme
command of the" naval forces on the
west coast.
chief over his head and sported
somewhat "s to raiment. The big
man wore a close clipped mustache,
streaked with gray. They rode bay
oppressed people.
Contributions for
with Blood and
Says Senator Lane
'Washington State.
4. A deter-
mined' fight ns launched in the
senate to prevent the government
Mom accepting money from John D.
Kucketellcr to aid in farm demon
stration and boll weevil extermina-
tion work. Senator Lane
the monev oi uockeieuei is
which was pending when the senate
adjourned for the day. This amend
n:i nt was reported by tile agricul
tural committee, it proposed an ap
propriation of $600,000, double the
amount provided in the house bill
for the farm demonstrations and boll
weevil work, with a clause prohibit
ing contributions to the fund by in
dividuals or corporations. At pres
ent the general education board, to
which Rockefeller has given millions,
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( Continued - on Page Five.
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Telegraph Company Sued
For Delay On Death Message
Alleging that- he had been de-'
prived of the opportunity of being
with his father during the last hours
of his life. Charles 11. Haupt yester
day afternoon filed suit for $13,000
against the Western Union Tele
graph company.
On the morning of September 15,
iast, alleges Haupt, a telegram was
addressed to him from the Sisters'
hospital in Phoenix, reading as fol
lows: "If you wish to see your father
alive, come at once."
The, telegram is said to have been
signeJ by the Sister Superior of 'h.'"
Council of Water Users
Adds Title of Assistant
Secretary to List of Of
fices and Mrs. Troutman
Gets the Job.
Not Effective WTlen Stenog
rapher Is Given Title
Among Officers Board
and Council Reorganize
for Work of Year.
Mrs. Ada Troutman, assistant sec
retary of the Salt River "Valley Wa- ,
ter Users' Association.
Because the council the new
council that met for the first time
yesterday, feared the effect of the
Arizona !-hour law for working wo
men, Mrs. A. C. Troutman, steno
grapher, bookkeeper, information bu
reau, straightener of tangles, and
woman of all work in the office of
Secretary Van der Veer is now to
be addressed under a new title. As
an officer of the association, with
her name in small type under that
of Dr. Van der Veer, on the sta
tionery, Mrs. Troutman's employment
does not make the association liable
under the law.
After deciding that everybody
working for the water users' associa
tion was being well paid, the council
refused to raise any salaries. But in
the by-law, creating the office of as
sistant secretary is a clause which
reads "to be subject to a remunera
tion not to exceed $100 per month."
As that sum is higher than the pre
vious wage of Mrs. Troutman, this
is a real "raise" for her.
A. S. Reed of Isaac district suc
ceeded to . the vacant chair left by
Dan P. Jones, former- president- of
the council. Gordon Tweed, for many
years the clerk was re-elected, as
were the other officers by the board
o- governors. Dr. Van der Veer re
mains as secretary. George Lutger
ding succeeds himself as treasurer
and George D. Christy is yet th; le
gal adviser.
Little was accomplished at the re
organization meetings of the two
bodies yesterday. The board decided
to appropriate $500 to make movies.
and slides of the Salt River irriga
tion system for the Panama Pacific
exposition. The council and board
together heard a report on the.
pumping plants by Electrical En
gineer Elliott, and recommended that
some money e spent for borings i
the Verde reservoir site.
Approve Report
The following letter from Secretary
Lane approving the survey board re
port was read to the board, which
had already concurred' in the report:
Salt River Valley Water Users' As
sociation, Phoenix, Arizona.
Gentlemen: Consideration has been
given to the report of the board of
survey regarding the principles to be
adopted in the limitation of the Salt
river project and also the report
thereon of the board of review con
consisting of Chief Enginer A. P.
Davis, Supervisor of Irrigation I. D.
O'Donnell, and Supervising Engineer
F. AV. Hanna.
The principles governing the de
termination of the areas to be made
a part of the project and for which
water right applications shall be ac- f
cepted under the reclamation act
shall be as follows:
1. The water supply according to
present information available is suf
ficient for the irrigation of 170.000
acres and this is substantially equiv
alent to the area of land now culti
vated within the proposed limits of
the project excluding about 10,00n
acres of state school land which un
der the present law can not secure
a water right under the reclamation
2. The cultivated lands for which
water right application shall be ac
cepted under public notice to be
hereafter issued shall be within the
limits shown on the map accom-
(Continued on Page Five.
hospital and delivered into the hands
of the Western Union to be c'isp-i'.ch-to
Gila Bend, where the yeur.scr
Haupt was living at the time.
Henry Haupt, the father, passed
away in the hospital on the morning
of September 19. The son alleges
that he did not receive the telegram,
and was unaware of his father's
demise until' he received a telegram
fiom a Phoenix undertaker on Sept
ember 20. asking what disposition
should be made of the body.
The complaint charges that the
telegram was not delivered because
of the negligence of the eianpany.

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