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ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR
12 PAGES
PIIOEXIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1914
12 PAGES
.VOL. XXV. NO. 'A
ME
MEDIA TORS
IN MIDST
PERFEC
First Stops Toward Perfect
ing Hi-partite Agreement
Between United States
and Huerta Government
Have Met Success
DICTATOR MAY
YET WITHDRAW
Said to Have Given His
Delegates Authority tc
So State in Event All
Other Advances Fail
Rebels Still Fighting
(Associated Press Dispatch)
NIAGARA FALLS, May
22. After a long confer-;
ence late last night, partici- j
pated in by the mediators I
and Mexican delegates, the!
former declined to say what
their attitude would be to
ward the representative of
the constitutionalists said to
be en route here from Mon
treal. It is not generally
believed the representative
will be admitted to the nego
tiations at this stage of the
proceedings.
This question was the sub
ject of the discussion, which
began shortly after 11
o'clock and continued until
l:lo o'clock this morning.
N I AGRA FALLS. May 21. Three
South American mediators let it be
known tonight that the first steps to
wards affecting bi-partite agreement
between the I'nited States and tile
Huerta government have met suc
cess. Points they now seek effect
agreement on, are: . definite under
standing on the kind of provisional
government to be established at Mex
ico City as a successor to the pres
ent regime. A guarantee that, agra
rian and other internal reforms will
be put in operation. When these two
questions are settled the mediators
it is said, propose to bring about
an agreement between the Fnited
States ami the Huerta government,
expecting to obtain acquiescence of'
the constitutionalists through sepa
rate negotiations.
These, in brief, are the aims of
the mediators, which though hedged
about by many difficulties, Ambas
sador Da. Gama of Brazil is hopeful
ly confident tonight will be realized.
The mediators learned from the
American delegates in conference late
today that the Washington govern
ment had approved the course of pro
cedure outlined last night to Justice
Lamar and Frederick Lehmann cov
ering, itis understood, the considera
tion first of all, of all the serious
incidents growing out of the arrest at
Tampico of the American blue jackets.'-
The selection of this incident
as starting point for the discus
sion is in line with emphasis which
has been placed by mediators on the
purpose of the conferences. Tonight
the mediators. American and Mexi
can delegates, were the guests of
Martin Burrell, the Canadian minis
ter of agriculture, who gave an of
ficial dinner to the distinguished vis
itors on behalf of the Canadian gov
ernment. Carranza Sena's Delegate
WASHINGTON, May 21. The con
stitutionalists are preparing to send
a representative to Niagra Falls to
confer with the South American med
iators who are endeavoring to solve
the Mexican problem. This will be
done with the distinct understanding
that the representative is to give in
formation as t Carranza's purpose,
without committing the. constitution
alists to any plan for the pacifica
tion of Mexico that the mediators
may determine upon. Jose Vasoon
celos, now in Montreal on a -financial
mission for Carranza, is understood
to be the man chosen to go to Ni
agra Falls. It is said that he will
arrive there within a few days. That
the machinery or the Mexican medi
ation conference s working smooth
ly was the full extent of the infor-
Missionaries Handicapped
By Lack Of Holy Bibles
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
KANSAS CITY, May 21. The
Presbyterian Church of the I'nitcd
States the (Southern Presbyter!
Church) pledged Itself to the cause
of education when it elected W. J.
Martin of Davidson, N. C, president
of Davidson College, and moderator
of the Fifty-Fourth General Assem
bly, today.
Mr. Martin succeeds the Rev. J.
S. Lyons of Louisville, Ky., and its
the fourth layman elected to that
office in the history of the church.
ARE NO W
OF WORK
TING PEA CE
FOREST FIRES
DESTROYING TOWN
SF.ATTLE, May 21. A special
to the Post-Intelligencer says the
town of Lebam, of Mutt popula
tion, is being destroyed by a
forest fire. All the wires be
tween Lebam ami South Bend,
near by, ate down and details of
the fire are lacking. The last
report said the entire town will
be destroyed. The last report
was received from the Northern,
Pacific operator, who said he
was leaving because the depot
was then on fire. When the op
erator left his post he said two
hotels and stores near the station
were burning. Two churches
nearby were also destroyed.
I-
Mellen Suggests
That Government
Control Railroads
WASHIN'GTON, May 21. Absolute
monopoly of transportation under gov
ernment regulation and control was
suggested by Charles S. Mellen, former
president of the New Haven railroad,
to the interstate commerce commission
as a solution of the American railroad
problem.
"To get efficiency and economy"
Mellen asserted, "there must be a
monopoly; that monopoly is certain to
be the t'nited States government."
A little later he remarked that "ev
ery time a railroad official comes to
Washington he has to take his hat off
to some government official."
He told at length the story of his
steamship transactions with Charles W.
Morse. Concerning these he felt it de
sirable to confer with President Roose
velt. He told Roosevelt he had received
an offer for 2n.ftilfi,n0fl from Morse for
the New Haven holdings and felt in
clined to accept it because the New
Haven would thus he able to turn it-
property into cash. Roosevelt, he said,
was apparently anxious that Morse be
checked in his ambition 'to acquire a
monopoly of steamship lines and urged
Mellen not to sell.
Mellen said he was frankly appre
hensive at that time of the enactment
of a law by congress that would pro
vent railroads from owning or control
ling water lines, but was assured by
Roosevelt that as long as the law re
mained as it then was, the New Haven
need have no fear about its water line
holdings. When asked why he re
linquished the presidency of the New
Haven, Mellen said he had been "prac
tically fired."
In the acquisition of various trolley
lines in New England, Mellen said, he
proceeded upon the theory that the di
version of much of the traffic of the
steam roads to the electrified lines
would be more economical with the
rate lower anil the service generally
more satisfactory to the public. Mellen
was virile, and active, mentally and
physically. He responded vignrouslv
land promptly to questions fired at him
by Chief Counsel Joseph W. Folk, nev
er hesitating a second for a word.
mation on
announced
circles.
the progress of mediation
in Washington in official
The American delegates, it is
known, communicated the results of
last night's consultation with the.
mediators to Washington. Secretary
Bryan conferred with the I'resident
during the day and a message of in
struction was later sent to Justice
i-amur an! Mr. Lehmann, the Ameri
can delegates. Nothing concerning its
purport was discussed. Mr. Bryan
late in the day had a conference with
John Lind, and the American repre
sentative of the constitutionalists.
Despite the conflicting reports re
guarding the resignation of Huerta the
assurance persisted in official circles
that Huerta had placed himself unre
servedly in the hands of his delegates
at Niagra Falls, and if necessary, as
a last resort they will be found able
ultimately to announce his retirement,
although on conditions. While the
mediation negotiations are developing,
the constitutionalist campaign is vig
orously in progress. Senor Ztibaran,
Carranza's Washington representative,
received an official message announc
ing the evacuation of Saltillo. The
constitutionalist force .which captured
Tampico has withdrawn, except for a
small garrison and Is hurrying by
railroad back to Monterey to parti
cipate in the general campaign
against Huerta's strongholds in Cen
tral Mexico.
Six commissioners were nominated
for moderator two laymen and four
ministers? They were the Rev. Mc
Dougall, Anniston, Ala.; Rev. Thomp
son of Kosciusko, Miss.; Rev. T. A.
Wharton, Sherman, Texas; Rev.
Stimmey, New Orleans; R. A. Brand,
Wilmington, X. C, and W. J. Martin
of Davidson, N. C.
The Rev. John Fox, secretary of
the American Bible Society, asserted
in an address that American mission
aries in foreign lands are handicap
ped by lack of Bibles. ,
ft
SAYS EQUALITY
IS VIOLATED
Xew Yorker Claims Exemp
tion of Tolls to Coastwise
Vessels Violates the Spirit
of the Hav-Paunecfote
Trcatv
IS FOR REPEAL.
. NOT ARBITRATION
Says He is Xow Willing to
Vote for Administration
Measure Because Senate
Cannot Put Dispute to
Arbitration
ASSOCIATED PEBSS DISPATCH
WASHINGTON, May 21. Senator
Root, republican member of the
foreign relations committee, held the
senate's rapt attention for five hours,
speaking in support of the adminis
tration bill to repeal the tolls ex
emption clause of the Panama canal
1 i w.
Taking the specific question of 're
exemption of American coastwise
vessels, ihe senator said the law of
1'.'12 granting this exemption vio
lated the equality guaranteed by the
treaty. This was true, be argued,
because no real coastwise trade oi'
ihe l.'niled Slates could pass through
this canal, io.oao miles away, and
consequently " what the law did was
io exempt the class of American
over-sea trade without at the same
time exempting the like over-sea
trade of Great Britain, Russia, Mexi
co and other countries.
Tlie senator said that he was vot
ing for repeal now because in the
judgment of senators best able io
judge, the senate could not vote 'o
arbitrate" this dispute.
As the New York senator sat down
Senator Kern, democratic floor lend
er, led the applause from the floor
in which the spectators in the gal
leries joined them. The burden of
the speech was to prove that the
Hay-Pauncciote treaty provided thai
vatment, accorded by the I'nited
States to its own citizens, to all
nations.
Root asserted that the Fnitel
Slates always had insisted on this
broad principle of equality, anil in
sisted that the understanding of
Henry White. Joseph Choate, John
Hay and Theodore Roosevelt, the
Americans who had negotiated the
treaty, was that the equality men
tioned in the convention was the
hroad equality which had marked
American diplomacy.
OF FOOTPADS
A quiet walk along North Central
avenue beyond the McDowell Road,
late last evening, led C. G. Norris, a
civil engineer, formerly in the employ
of the city under City Engineer Fritz
Halmquist, into the clutches of two
unidentified footpads, who choked him
into submission, struck him over the
head with a rock or club and robbed
him of between ! and $10. Dazed from
the blow, Norris fell, then regained his
feet, walked a short distance and
swooned. F, L. Hart, of 347 North
Third avenue, driving along Central
avenue, was directed to the uncon
scious man by a stranger, and placing
Norris in his machine, hurried him to
the police station.
Although it was more than a mile
and a half from the point where Nor
ris was found to the police station, he
had not regained consciousness when
lie was placed upon a cot in the emer
gency hospital and City Surgeon God
frey was rushed to the police station
in the auto police patrol. He dressed
the wound and in the meantime Nor
ris regained consciousness. He was
found to be not seriously injured and
was later removed to the Stag hotel
where he occupies apartments.
According to the story told by Norris
he had passed outside the city limits
and was enjoying the cool night air. He
was obliged to pass close to some
shrubbery and had just reached a point
oposite the growth when two men
sprang from places of concealment one
grasping his throat in his hands while
the other pinned his hands behind his
back. His breath .was fast leaving him
when one of the men struck him over
the forehead inflicting a wound from
which the blood flowed freely. He re
members no more except that he later
found himself walking along the road
with the blood streaming down his
face. He again lapsed into uncon
sciousness and remembered no more
until he found himself upon the cot in
the police station. He was unable to
give any description of his assailants.
o
MURRAY DEFEATS McCOY
f ASSOCIATED PRESS DTS" TTTl
NEW YORK, May 21. Billy Murray
of California, defeated Al McCoy of
Brooklyn in ten rounds.
NHS VICTIM
LINDSEY URGES
FEDERAL INTERVENTION
WASHINGTON, May 21. In
tervention by the federal govern
ment to force an agreement be
tween the mine owners arnl the
miners in the Colorado coal
fields was urged on President
Wilson by Judge Ben B. Lindsey
of Denver, and a delegation ot"
Colorado women. It is under
stood the president told the dele
gation he hod no present plan
of removing the federal troops
from the danger zone, but was
inclined to think the slate was
able to settle the strike without
further federal Interference.
Corey's Army of
Nine Occupying
The Capitol Steps
ASSOCIATED PRr89 DISPATCH
WASHINGTON, .May ;t.. ,eral
Jacob Coxey, at the head of his so
called unemployed -army" of nine,
climbc-d the steps of the. eapilol lo
day and unmolested by Ihe police' de
livered a prolong.- ! p h on indus
trial conditions to a curious crowd.
General Co.vcy said five million
working men will) fifteen million de
pendents were idle throughout the
country. He demanded that Con
gress enact into law his scheme tor
the. creation of government owned
Umks to issue all legal tender, elim
inate interest and put all the i.neiii
Ployed to work on public improve
ments. Board of Control to Take;
Up With Adjacent States
Question of Transporting
Their Insane Pack to
Them for Like Treatment
The state board of control at its
meeting yesterday, afternoon took up
Ihe matter of arrangements ior nand
ling non-resident insane, voted to en
ter into a reciprocal arrangement with
adjacent states providing for the re
turn of charges who are not legally
entitled to asylum in Arizona, and in
structed the secretary to make pro
posals n border state officials. The
care of unfortunates who become pub
lic charges, either while- passing
through the state or who wander
across the border in a demented con
dition, has been the cause of no slight
expense. There are now between
twenty and thirty of these cases at
present receiving the care of the stite
which are not entitled to it and are
rightfully charges of the scales in
which they formerly resided.
The board voted that in cases of
this sort the patient would be con
ducted to the state line at the expense
of the state of Arizona, and there
; turned over to the proper authorities
of the? state from which he came, and
that in the case of residents of Ari
zona at present in asylums in other
states that a similar arrangement
would be carried out. and that they
i would be met at the border and taken
care of by this Mate.
The. question of relief for non-residents
who coine to Arizona in search
of health and, as in some instances
I become insane or otherwise in need
of care, is one that has been up be
I fore. Two years ago the legislature
! was asked to pass a bill providing that
: no person could be committed to the
: state asylum for the insane until he
1 had been a resident of the state for a
.'certain b'ngth of time. No action was
: taken at the time, and the question of
caring for such unfortunates has n-
come, one. of increasing importance.
The care of non-resident indigents
and insane, while, not confined to Ari
zona, is more acute here on account
; of the fact that a large number of
health-seekers are attracted to the
state by the climate, and that many
arrive unable to care for themselves.
I either physically or financially, and
I the result is that they become public
i charges. The same situation prevails
in other states of the southwest, and
at its recent meeting in Memphis the
convention of Associated Charities
'and Corrections passed a resolution
favoring a uniform Inspection law for
, those who are advised to seek health
i in other states. At present there is no
Way to prevent the coming of many
invalids to this section of the country
who are likely to become a source of
; expense to the- stale, ami while the
board feels that all possible should
be done to help those- who come to
Arizona in search of health, yet it is
manifestly unfair that they should be
maintained by a community to which
they do not belong.
o
THE WEATHER
WASHINGTON,
Arizona: Fair.
Mav
21. For
RECIPROCITY II
PADGflC IMC A UC
nun I? in iiu.iuiur ii
UIIIIL. Ul IIIUnilL !
IS CONSIDERED!
. !
ROOSEVELT HAS
CONFERENCE AT
SAGAMORE HILL
.Participates in Most Im
portant Political Gather
ing Since the Close of the
Progressive Campaign in
1912
WILL STUMP
FOR JOHNSON"
Arrangements Are Perfect
ed for Tour of United
States from Atlantic to
Pacific and from Lakes
to the Gulf
t ASSOCIATED PRESS DIBPATCHl
OYSTF.lt HAY. .May 21. The mic-t
important political conference- in
which Colonel Roosevelt hail partici
pated :-ince the close of the cam-'
paign of !'12 was held at Sagamore
Hill tonight. Roosevelt sent word ;o
Governor Johnson, of California, that
he is going to California next fall
stump tin- state for him in his cam
paign lor re-election.
The conference brought together
representatives from New York.
Pennsylv ania and hio, in vviiicb
states ihe colonel probably will do
Ids hardest fighting this fall. A',
tile meeting were George Perkins, of
New York; Waller Crown, oi Ohio,
mcmbeis of the national committee:
Gifford 1'inchot, progressive candi
date f.p- I'niteel States senator (mm
Poiins Ivauia. and K. A. Van Val
l.cnb'irg of Philadelphia, one of the
foremost figures in the affairs of the
-ly in I hat state. Ir was ("it video
definitely ihat tentative plans for
Ro.osev ell's campaign from the A"
lumir to the I'.e ifie be adopted. This
tour orob.ibly will tako the, former
ptesideut into alini'-i every state in
tin '.:nion.
After P.oe..-.ove it had tallied .-it!'
I be proei'esMve leaders, he dictated
a statement which was interpreted
as inoieatiiig that 'in one slate a,
hast, he vvdl carry die i'i:.:ct into-iht
ranks of the republican party by c.p
poaling to its. members to ignore
their past affiliations and go with
the progressives. His statement '"is
made with particular reference to the
situation in Pennsylvania, wlie.re
Senator Penrose is opposed in his
fight for re-election by Air. Vinehot.
"A crisis has come up," Colonel
Roosevelt said, 'when it is the Utity
of all good citizens to sink party
differences and stand up against
flagrant wrong doings in public life
or against policies fatal to the wel
fare of the nation at home and to
the honor of the nation abroad. All
good citizens should on such occa
sions stand together without regard
tu past party differences.
"I have confidence in the integrity
of the rank and file of the repub
lican party, and that they will sup
port Mr. Pinehnt."
The colonel's old neighbors wel
comed him hack from the jungles
today and they did it in a way that
made the former president stranc.lv
silent as he arose to face them.
Flags were everywhere, and nailed
to a telegraph pole was a huge sisrn
which read l!Uel and Victory."
At last there came a shout and
ever the heads of the crowd could
be seen a big white straw hut. wav
ing back and forth. Every one knew
it was the colonel. The people
crowded about and there was a wild
scramble to shake hands with him.
The village band played "This Is the
Life."
After that was over, the crowd
grew silent and '100 school children
began their song. As they eaine tr.
tlie chorus, the crowd caught up the
words, "Home Again, Home Again.
From a Foreign Shore-." Colonel
Roosevelt stood silent and grave of
face while they sang.
t ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
OKLAHOMA CITY. May 21.
Resolutions- endorsing the declaration
oi the Federal Council of the
Churches of Christ in America for
ecptal rights and cemple!e justice lor
all men, uniform divorce hews and
proper regulations of marriage1, werc
adeipted today by the general con
ference of the Me-thodist Episoiipal
Church, South.
EXHIB'TS 4RRIVE
First Shipment From Over the Sea
Reaches Frisco
associated muss dispatch!
SAX FRANCISCO, May 21. The
first shipment of the foreign exhibits
that are' to be gathered from all
parts of the world for the Panama
Pacific exposition arrived from over
seas today on the steamer Benefac
tor via the Straits of Magellan. U
is a part of the Canadian exhibit
which was exhibited at Ghent. Bel
gium, and Includes that which rep
resents a large part of Canada's
wealth.
Militant Gun -
Repulsed At Gate Of
Buckingham Palace
AMERICAN WOMAN
ITALIAN'S VICTIM
FLORENCE, Italy, 'May 21. An
American woman, -Mrs. Mary K.
Favelle of Chicago, according to
police identification, was found in
a dying condition in the compart
ment of a train when it arrived at
Arezo. The woman had been
siiot through the right temple. At
the heispital the woman suffi
ciently revive-d to say she had taken
the train at Florence anil was
alone in the compartment. Her as
sailant, she siiid, was a young
Italian who entered the compart
ment, sheet her anil then robbed her.
She. saiel she- was sixty years old
anel married. Tonight Mrs. Fa
vclle lapsed intee a stale of coma.
Queretaro May
Again Mark End
Of Hated Regime
vssoe'iATt'u prrjss ntsfTCIl
.ll'AKEZ, May -The e,n.- "hist
ditch" battle', fought bv the federals
with their backs to the wall, will con
clude the pie-si tit revolutionary movc
aie'Ui in Alcxii'e, if the news that Sal
tillo Icis be-. n cv aeuate el by the federal
garrison last night, today is true, ac
cording to the- constitutionalist author
ities. The- oi'iie-ial ne-vvs ot' the evacu
ation was brought in a nie-ssage from
Gene-ral Phillipe Angeles, the constitu
tionalist minister of war tei the loe'al
junta. (jia re'-t.eio. aln-ady twice fam
ous as a si-eei where- pe-rioeis of unrest
have been concluded in Me-xi.'o, is the
plac,- tie- loial e.ii'icials declare Will
marl, the- end ..I' the Huerta regime.
Tin- probability that the final battle
will be I'oughi at Gm-retaiei instead of
Mexii-o City, it is thought by consti-uiiion.iii.-ts,
will be haileel by d. -light
by liie- fore-ign natieens who ar- citizens
numerous in the capital.
While the immediate troop move-
iUe-Iits eef the- ce instil U t it eUalistS will not
be- hiiiricel. they will be eielayed, ar
c.reliiv,' tee ux a I authorities. Prepara
ti'itis for the- fina.1 i-truggle at Quere
taro wili begin when Col. Perez Rome
lo, brother of Sen era Madero. wife of
the former preside-ni is ordered te pro
eeed with a -tremg fence from Tuxpan
on the gulf coast to tlie stale of Que
retaro. General Candiilo Aguilar, in
command at Tuxpan, a trusted consti
tutionalist commander, has been ord
ered lead a large portion of his five
thousand troops to the vicinity of Vera
Cruz with the object it is said, of pre
venting the troops Ge neral Garcia Pena
ami Ituhio Xavarette now facing the
American troops at Vera Cruz from
reaching the battlefield at Qiwretaro or
leturning to the capital ti offer re
sistance at that point. Developments
in the military situation in Mexico
within the last few days have made it
possible for the constitutionalists to
concentrate a tremendous force on Que
retaro. With Saltillo in his hands.
Villa with fully 2a, moo men may move
southward unobstructed. From Tam
pico General Gonzales with T.Ofift vet
erans is preparing to move teivvards
San Luis Potosi. Murgia with 1300
having taken Monelove is moving
southward to join Villa. To the smith
of Mexico City, Zapata is threatening
the capital.
TREATY IS HELD UP
Secretary Bryan Makes Statement
Relative to Colombia Claims
r ASSOCIATED PKESS DISPATCHl
WASHINGTON. May 21 Secretary
Rryan announced today that he
would not send -to the senate the
treaty through which the T'nited
States hopes to adjust the claims of
Colombia growing out of the sep
aration of Panama, until the senate
had acted on the proposed repeal of
the tolls exemption clause of the
Panama canal law.
Mr. Rryan added that he would
not offer the new treaty to the
senate for ratification until it final
ly had been approved by the Colom
bian congress, bis latest Information
from Bogota is that the congression
al committee to which the treaty
Was rcfenvd had unanimously ap
proved it.
It had been understood that the
treaty would not he considered immediately.
Five Steel Employes Are
Indicted For Conspiracy
associated rnnss dispatch
riiiMiiKii, .May 21 The inelict
ment of five employes of the Car
bon Steel Company on a charge or
conspiracy in connection with steel
furnished for the locks In the Pan
ama Canal was voted by. the federal
grand jury. It is alleged the steel
furnished was of such inferior cinal
ity that the immense locks at the
dams in the canal are liable to col
lapse any time causing loss of prop
erty and probably lives.
The men named in the indictment
are Samuel M. West more, Ravid J.
Simpson, Dennis K. liullens, Henry
Lutz and James K. Lacy. Two oth
ers, W. R. Warren and Fred Sthoppe,
Women
Fiercest Battle of Suffrage
Crusade Waged Between
King',? Guards and Hun
dreds of British Suffra
gettes in London Streets
BKOKEX HEADS,
RUINED APPAREL
Attempt to Present Petition
to King George Results in
Mighty Affray Ruler
Watches Arrest of Mrs.
Pankhurst
ASSOCIATED PP.ES8 DISPATCHl
LONDON, May 21. An attempt by
militant suffragettes to present a
pedition to King George at Bucking
ham palace resulted in the fiercest
battle in tho history of the militant
movement at the very gates of the
palace. Thousands of onlookers suf
fered almost as much as the fighters,
as the people waited in the blazing
sun two hours for the attack which
came from totally unexpected quar
ters. Police precautions had been directed
toward repelling the assault from the
direction ot Westminster, where the
suffragettes advertised they would
form a parade. Instead, a small body,
known because of their militant rec
orels as the "gun-women," burst from
a private residence at the Hyde Park
corner and forced their way through
tho archway at the top of Constitu
tion hill before the small squad of
police could resist them. Many
women, including Mrs. Pankhurst,
were arrested. The king watched at a
window.
Headed by Mrs. Pankhurst and Miss
Sylvia Pankhurst, the flying squad
of women swept down Constitution
hill toward Buckingham palace, but
when half way along met the most
hated enemy of the militants in the
pe rson of Inspector Riley, who has
charge of the suffragette detail at
Scotland Yard police headquarters.
The shock of the combat was short,
but sharp and resulted in the arrest
ef women who, In defending them
selves, used clubs with facility. The
roadway had just been sprinkled with
water, and many mounted policemen
were thrown. Comrades on foot rolled
with them in the mud, but eventually
the strength of the policemen told,
and in a few minues more thirty
women had been arrested, while others
had been scattered into small groups.
One group headed by Miss Sylvia
Pankhurst, reached a point almost
across the drive from the palace
where mounted police surrounded the
women and placed Miss Sylvia and
several comrades in custody. The
crowd was so dense that the attempts
of the police to clear the drive were
without success until recourse was
had to water sprinkling carts which
ruined many smart gowns of fash
ionable women spectators. This caused
the police to lose popularity with the
crowd which up to that moment had
cheered them.
Several members of tho House, of
Commons among the spectators de
nounced the police for not adhering
to their promise to treat the women
with gentleness. The police retorted
that the terrific, attack of the mili
tants had left the?m no other alterna
tive. For two hours after the conclusion
of the main battle the police were en
gaged in breaking up small groups of
women who had spread over the sur
rounding district.
The casualties were not numerous,
consisting of a few broken heads, but
much harm was done to the uniforms
of the polie-e and to the gowns of the
women.
At one time there were more than a
couple of hundred women engaged in
the battle, while opposed to them was
a force of fifteen hundred police.
Buckingham palace resembled more
a mobilization center than tho peace
ful homo of royalty.
Two ambulance corps found plenty
to do with cases of fainting among the
spectators.
With the exception of a few min
utes, when King George stood at the
window watching the preparations to
defenel him from tho attentions of the
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were also named in the presentment
but the grand -jury recommended no
indictment be found against them as
they gave available testimony. The
presentment reads as follows:
"That the above men named did on
September 4 1911, unlawfully and
feloniously conspire, combine, confed
erate and agree together with divers
persons, to defraud the United States
of America."
Itis alleged that tho ends of large
beams and plates were tempered
highly tend that when a government
inspector chipped off an end to ana
lyze he; got a sample of the best
kind of steel, while the balance was
of inferior quality.

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