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AU INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 12 PACiES PHOEXTX, ARIZOXA, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1914 12 PAGES YOL. XXV. NO. 3 MEM ATM! COMFElEMCi FOMM ALLY ROOSEVELT IS VILLA FEARS DESERT MORE THAN FORCES OF HUERTA'S ARMY (DP3EIS AT TIE MMMA FALL! READY T Marking New Era In the Relations of the Nations of the Western Hemisphere, Delegates from the United States and Mexico and Envoys from Three South American Republics Begin Deliberations Which It Is ir,wwl Will W fhilv KVsnlt in Settlement of Dil'fi- mlties Between United States and Mexico, But May Bring About Complete Pacification of the Warring j Factions in the Neighboring Republic (.Associated Press Dispatch) j NIAGARA FALLS, Out., May 20. Marking a newj era in the relations of the nations of the western hemis-, phere, delegates from United States and Mexico and three great South American republics formally opened I the mediation conference which they hope will bring: -peace in Mexico. Confidence in an amicable settlement not only of the difficulties which have arisen between the United States and the lluerta government, but in the ultimate pacification of all Mexico through the avenues of diplomacy was reflected tonight by the mediators. The proceedings were chiefly concerned with preliminary organization. The deliberations will be secret. A distorted dispatch from' Mexico City to the effect that Huerta is ready t retire, although contradicted by corrected dispatches which states he has given his dele gates no instructions to offer his resignation, were re ceived with interest. It was stated an error in transmission had given rise to the first statement. Authentic advice through diplo matic sources several days ago stated the Mexican com missioners were clothed with full power to act, and had been authorized to agree to the elimination of lluerta if necessary to bring about a settlement of their country's internal and international troubles. This last step, it was said, was to be taken only after it was apparent to the commissioners there was no hope of settlement on any other basis. It was indicated in the-statements made here if the an nouncement of a willingness to retire comes from lluerta in the near future it will be welcomed as making more remote any possibility of a resumption of hostilities be tween the United States and Mexico. It is argued also that with Huerta out, the mediators might entertain alhami. hope that Carranza would be brought into the conference, i T'ri"r to ,his- u,(l :utin,-r ii-- 1 . , ' ,. , , , :of foreign affairs. F.steva Ruiz, had or become a party to any agreement tnat may be reached. j declared the Mexico representatives It, Imon n-ivr.ti '-irmb. oowers" hv tension is oiacKening WASHINGTON, May 20. A general slackening of the tension in the Mexi can situation resulted in consideration of plans at the navy department which included the withdrawal of part of the licet now on the east coast of Mex ica. Acting Secretary Roosevelt said he hoped within a week to have four battleships, five destroyers and a ten der on the way north. It is desired to relieve the fleet a division at a time, to give opportunity for overhaul ing and repair?. The state department, still without results, renewed efforts and started new lines of communication to get in formation of the fate of Consul John Silliman at Saltillo. The important development of the day was the conference called by Sec retary Bryan at which British Ambas sador Cecil Spring-Rice and Minister Van Rappard of the Netherlands con sidered conditions in the Tampico oil fields. Protests, it is reported, have been received from oil operators that during the absence of the American lease holders prior to the capture of the city by the constitutionalists, the federal officials negotiated transfers of American leases to British and Dutch "DAGO FRANK'S" CONFESSION WON'T HELP BECKER NEW YORK, May 20. Charles Becker will not be benefited by the confession alleged to have been made by "Dago Frank" Cirofici shortly be fore the gunman was executed for the part he played in carrying out the plot to murder Herman Rosen thal. Cirofici, in his so-called con fession, before he died, said he had The second trial of ex-Police Rosenthal, just now is the principal the evidence in the case, en route in U A ' . - V I ill m-m. """liar protests tnat utm-n . ,r(vornm.nt tn (f.al with cvery and British holders might suffer since : thing . th;i t may l.e discussed at Un tile constitutionalists assumed control ; peace conference, with the- object of followed. An understanding was reach- ! solving the international difficulty. eil that a transfer made during the siege of Tampicn would not be recog nized. Tne department is still without reply I to the note in which it requested in- ! formation about Private Samuel Parks, and characterized his reported execu tion as a "hostile and unfriendly act." The War department, however, receiv ed a copy of an affidavit made by A. W. Bland, in which he repeated a story tolj him by an alleged eye-witness of Parks' death. The affidavit sets forth that Parks was shot to death by a firing squad on the order of a Mexican commander. Bland said that the name of the eye witness must not be revealed, "because he would be killed if it were known that -he had given the information." Assurance that the family of T. J. Smith at Tonola is safe, unfler the pro tection of British and Brazillian diplo matic officers and that every effort is being made to secure the release from imprisonment of Smith himself, were received by Secretary Bryan from the Brazilian minister in Mexico City. ASSOCIATED PRESS DiflPATCHl never heard the name of Becker men-j counsel. Justice Sea bury ruled that dealing with incidents that occurred tinned in connection with the con- the alleged confession had not been a long time after the commission of spiracy that resulted in the killing of made in affidavit form and sworn to, !a crime. Becker's counsel said he the gambler. -and had not been made to anyone would make no further effort to get Justice Seabury refused to admit j authorized to take a deposition from , the confession in the record, but inti the testimony concerning the alleged i ;i dying man. j mated it would- play an important confession into the record. j The court further declared that he part in an application for a new The court's ruling was a disap- was Influenced by the fact that it is trial should Becker be convicted a pointtnent to both Becker and his not permissible to admit testimony i second time. ' C UcT I II r--n r mJk JE. MJf -.:r3r. - : The Becker jury. Lieutenant Charles Becker of New York city, charged by the state's prosecutor with the murder of Herman counter-attraction to the latest news from Mexico. The photograph shows the jurymen who are .listening to! a touring car to lunch during a recess of the court. SOUTH AMERICAN DIPLOMATS HOPE TO BRING THE U. S. AND MEXICO TOGETHER Top, Senor Edwardo Suarez (left) and Senor Don Domicio da Gama. Bottom, Homulo S. Naon. Here are the South American diplomats who are attempting to re store peaceful relations between the United States and Mexico. Senor Suarez represents Chile at Washing ton; Senor Naon represents Argen tina, and Senor, de Gama, Brazil. Huerta Denies He Is Ready To Quit His Dictatorship ASSOCIATED PRKPS DISPATCH MKXICO CITY, May lin. President Huerta, in an interview today, said: "The Mexican peace delegates have no instructions to offer my resigna lion at the conference at Niagara Falls." The president spoke with energy ami emphasized ills wori's with i" ..i . .1... ..,.1J The keenest interest is ma nil est en i all classes in the peace conierencc. The Americans here are being kept informed of events by the Brazilian minister. o SAY MAPS STOLEN Army Circles Stirred Over Theft at Honolulu f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH HON' iT-I'BI', May 2K Army cir cles are stirred over the reported theft from army headquarters of complete maps and information con cerning the island of Oahu. The theft is said to have been discovered on the morning of May A. and a continuous investigation is said t-.i have been in progress since. A wooden map case containing 'complete information of the island was found shattered, according to authentic reports and its contents, irclutling maps of trails anil ac count y of water supplies and food sources are issing. Major (Jeneral William Carter au thorized a. denial of the story. I ir ' 5 '',i(4 War Departmen t j To Give Tests To New Dirigibles f ASSOCIATED FMCii DISI-ATCIi) SAN !lK;n, May :'. I'nless con ditions in Mexico ale such as to need the services of all the birdnten I of the lirst aero corps, ;it tiviti. at J the North Island camp this f ill vill j be carried on a greater scale than i:t retofore attempted by the war le I partmcnt. In addition to regular aeroplane ' work, a new dirigible balloon is tu be brought to San Diego, from Vi : enna, Austria, with a view to a seer -j (.-lining its use in military operations. The new war craft is to be brought I to San Diego on the recommendation 'of Lieutenant Thomas De Witt Mill ling, the daring birdmau who recent ly returned from Kuroe. While in j Vienna he w itnessed a number ol flights by ' was much the Austrian dirigible and impressed with its posst- ; l.ilities. I The dirigible is capable of carrying til teen passengers, a crew of five, three machine guns, and sufficient bombs to wreck a city. The balloon is ninety-one meters long and cost Hjnft.noij. CUBAN INDEPENDENCE DAY associated press dispatch HAVANA, May I'll. The anniversary of Cuban independence was celebrated quietly, the- feature being a military i review before President Menocal. C GN On First Day After His Return from South Amer ica Gets Back In Touch With the Political Situa tion SEES PERKINS AND PINCH OT Lets It Be Known He Ex pects Upon Return from Spain to Make One of the Most Arduous Fights of His Career associated pkkss dispatch OYSTFR BAY, May L'u on the first day after his return from South America Theodore Roosevelt got back in touch with the political sit uation and tonight plans are well under way for the progressive cam paign of H'14. A large, part of the. day Roosevelt spent in conference with Ceorge W. Perkins, o!" New York, chairman of the executive tr.inmitlee of the progressive nation al committee. Perkins has been steadily at work since the campaign organizing tlie. new party in all sections of the country, and his mission to Oyster Ray today was to acquaint the for mer president with conditions. Roosevelt would not discuss his talk with Perkins. He said he was not talking polities. Oiffor.l Pinchot, progressive ran ilidate for United States senator from Pennsylvania, also had n meet ing with Roosevelt. He reached Sagamore Hill this afternoon and spent the night there. Colonel Roosevelt's political activi ties today removed all doubt as to whether be would take an active pari in the campaign this year. It is known that he expects to make one of the most arduous fights of bis career. It is probable that in Sept ember he u'ili make a trip, fruiu the Atlantic to the Pacific ' coast, apeak -ing in most of the states. tin May 20, Colonel Roosevelt will sail for S;un for the wedding of his son Kermit. In the intervening period be will attempt to start in motion the machinery for the cam paign with other leaders of the party to decide upon the lines of which the fight is to be made. On his re turn from Europe, about July 1, he will begin the campaign proper. One day of quietude and the brac ing air of Sagamore Hill wrought a great change in Roosevelt's appaer ance. Tonight he was full of vigor There was no trace of the fatigue so noticeable when he climbed slowly up the. gangway, leaning on a cane, on leaving the tug which brought him home last night. Tomorrow morning he will go to New York. The really important thing he has to do, he explained, is to get new clothes for his son's wed ding. During the rest of the day he will visit his publishers, go to the museum, spend a few hours at his editoiial office, and meet a number of New York state leaders of his party. The colonel expects to do all this before 4 o'clock as he must be back in Oyster Ray by a.-:i0 o'clock for the most important event in the recent history of the village. His old neigh bors there are to welcome him hack home this time. The school children. fi.'O of them, ami the village band are to furnish the music. BLAZE IN TUCSON Dry Goods Company Suffers $15,000 Loss (Special to The Republican) TUCSON, May 20. Fire early this morning in the establishment of the Tucson Dry Goods company on Con gress street, near the corner of Church street, threatened till the block. The Wood and iron awnings made a draught for the flames. The Arizona Star office was threat ened, and the clerks moved out the subscription lists and then conquer ed' the. blaze with a garden hose. There was a fire in tho same place two weeks ago. Today's blaze re sulted in $15,000 damages. o HAMROCK CASE CONCLUDES f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHj DENV'KR, May 20. The presenta tion of evidence in the cases of Major Hamrock before the general court martial of the. Colorado National guard on charges of murder, man slaughter, arson and larceny, grow ing out of the battle of Ludlow on April 20 was concluded late today. Major Hamrock in his defense en tered a general denial of the charges. LINDSEY TO SEE WILSON rRSOCIATKD PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, May 21). Bearing on the proposal of a plan of a settle ment of the labor strife in the Southern Colorado coal fields, and the appeal to the president that fed eral troops be maintained. Judge Ben Rindsey of Denver arrived tonight. He "will see the president tomorrow noon. (831 Conductor's Case Dragging Sloivly May Close Today (Special to The Republican TUCSON, May SO The second day ot the trial of Charles O. Harrison, a. freight conductor on the Kspee, charged with robbing interstate com merce, progressed slowly. The gov ernment is going to infinite pains to prove every jxiint. A pair of shoen and twenty-nine pairs of women's stockings were found in Harrison's trunk. His bro ther occupied tile same, room and it ij evident the defense is going to attempt to prove the defendant did not place them in the. trunk. It is expected the case, will go to the jury tomorrow at noon. The United States attorneys will then leave for l-'lonnce and Phoenix ;n Attorney Fiynn's automobile. E Says Fonncr Senator Nel son W. Aid licit Was In strumental in Sale of Rhode Island Troliev for About s2O.(KR0O) ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON. May 2ft. That former Senator Nelson W. Aldrich j was primarily instrumental in the j hale of the Rhode Island trolley sys tem to the New Haven railroad for M.Oi'0.000 or $20,000,000 was the statement late today by Charles S. M.-Uen, former president of the New Haven, testifying before the inter state commerce commission. Mellon further emphasized that the dominant control bv tne late j. f. Morgan was not only over the New Haven pro perties but over its officials also. The witness called Morgan the "master mind" of the. system. Mellen admitted frankly that neither he nor any ot ins directors nau me temeri ty openly to oppose Morgan's plan", although he said he sometimes dis agreed with the financier. Even in the acquisition by the New Haven of the West C. property, ...?o which millions of dollars vanished as into thin air, Mellen, who asserted he. did not approve, the purchase, in sisted that had Morgan lived the property might have been far more, valuable than today. So also with the acquisition of the Worcester, Nashua and Rochester railroad, where Morgan was responsible, Mellen said. for paying 7, more a share than the stock was really worth. Here, too, Morgan would brook no inter ference and Mellen conceded that some of the Connecticut and Rhode Island troliev lines were purchased at too high a price, hut generally! speaking were valuable properties, ;"n,l while tbey cost a large amount, it is believed the money was -.veil invested. Mellon added that some of the properties were worth more to tbe New Haven at that time, than to anybody else. In purchasing the lines, he said, particularly those in Connecticut, they encountered sharp competition from other prospective purchasers, and thereby the "price was boosted." He cited three Connecticut trolleys which wero leased for ninety-nine years on a guarantee of five per cent returns. "When Morgtin told you he bought tho stock of the "Worcester road at 1 C". from the Mutual Rife Insurance company, what did you say?" asked Chief Counsel Folk of the interstate commerce commission. "I think I saitl 'Jerusalem or something like that," Mellen replied. Regional Bank Sent On ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SAX FRANCISCO. May 20. Rep resentatives of five national banks met here today and signed the formal papers necessary to establish the fed eral reserve bank for the twelfth dis trict, which will be located in San Fntnciscn, and forwarded the papers to Washington. The ' recommenda tions of the nomination committee for directors of tho bank, presented yesterday, were sent to the ,"10 mem bers of the banks in the district. Tho, vote will be taken by mail. The banks represented were, the First National bank of Saa Fran ELLEN If! DETAILS mi Is Unwilling That Federals Shall Have As Allies Fa tigue, Thirst, Heat and Dust of Lone; Desert Mareh WILL WAIT FOR RAILWAY REPAIRS Will Advance By Rail to Saltillo and Land His Troops Fresh, Well Fed and Xear Base of Sup plies ASSOCIATRD PRESS DISPATCH ESTANCION AMARGOS, Tuesday, via Kit PASO, Wednesday, May 20. The. announcement that no general advance of the constitutionalist army under General Villa will be made un til the railroad between Paredon and. Saltillo has been repaired, is re garded here as certain indication of the respect Villa holds for the fight ing ability of the federal garrison. In spite of the decisive advantage gained try the constitutionalists in the engagement at the outskirts of Paredon and at Zertuche on Sunday. Villa has decided not to press for ward to the main attack at once. Villa is unwilling that the federals shall have as allies the fatigue, thirst, heat and dust which must be en countered on desert march of forty five miles from Paredon and Frausto to Sallillo. By his determination to await the repair of the railroad ho will be enabled to bring his troops into action fresh, well fed, with the horses in splendid condition, and with Reserve supplies of ammunition, available near the firing line. The. shortness of the battle with tho federals at Paredon and the small number of casualties is regarded here more as evidence of the thoroughness of the surprise occasioned by Villa's attack and the c6mplete success ot" ids plans for battle, rather than as an indication of faint-heartedness on the part of the federals and bad marks manship. But forty-five were killed on both sides and about 110 wounded. Although nearly 9,000 men were en figod, no artillery or machine guns were in action, and the engagement lasted but 45 minutes before tho fed eral position became untenable) and they took to flight. For Perniciou Activity JUAREZ, May 20 Seven Mexican attorneys from Saltillo, Torreon and Monterey have been confined in jail at Amargos by constitutionalist offi cers on a charge of pernicious po litical activity, according to word that has reached here. The names of the men, said to be well known throughout Northern Mexico, are not to be learned. The execution of General Ozornn, and another general whose name is n.. riven, together with 32 members of the unknown general's staff, atid other federal officials, indicated tho bitterness with which the campaign is being waged about Saltillo. ozor no's advance in the federal ranks has been rapid. It is said he held a cap tain's commission but two years ago. General Ignacio Munoz, killed in the battle of Paredon. was a nephew of General Porfirio Diaz. l.uis Cabrera, an eminent lawyer and constitutionalist leader, mentioned as acceptable to tho Huerta delegates to the South American mediation con ference for the office of provisional president of Mexico, has left Paris for the United States, according to word received by constitutionalist of ficials. Senor Cabrera will go at once to Washington, and after a. brief visit there he expects to journey to Torreon or Saltillo for a personal conference with Carranza. o GUARDING DR. URRUTIA VERA CRUZ, May 20. Marines are keeping a careful watch to pre vent harm to Aureluano Urrutia, Huerta's former minister of tho in terior, who is a refugee. "Why didn't you remonstrato with him?" ' 'I did not think was tho way t" approach Morgan." "Were you afraid to remonstrato with him?" Folk asked. "It was not a question of being afraid," answered Mellen. "I had greater faith in his judgment th'in in tnv own." Papers To Washington cisco, First National bank of Port land, Deseret National bank of Salt Lake City, National Bank of Com merce of Seattle and the Phoenix National bank of Phoenix. The Phoenix National bank was represented by President II. J. Mc Cltmg and Cashier H. T. Marshall, who left the early part of tho week to attend the conference. It is considered a great distinction ' to Phoenix to have one of the banks of the city namod as among tho five to organize the regional bank. There are 216 banks in this district and 5 10 members.