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THE ARIZOMA REPUBLICAN
AH INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATUJ ' v MORNING, MAY 23, 1914 14 PAGES VOL. XXV. NO. 5 MEDIATORS IN THREE CONFERENCES MINUS MEXICAN DELEGATES While Subject of Constitu tional Participation in Mediation is One of Ab sorbing Interest Not Broached Officially WOULD CONSULT HOME GOVERNMENT Representatives of Huertrt Decline to Give Publicity to Their Attitude Saying ' Have No Information from Constitutionalists ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH NIAGARA FALLS, May 22 Three separate conferences between the three envoys and the American delegates constituted the day's work of the medi ation conference. The Mexican dele gates were not called into consultation. While the subject of the constitution alists participation in the mediation was one of absorbing interest, it was learned that neither the American del egates or the mediators broached the rubject. In response to newspaper inquiries regarding their attitude toward consti tutionalist representation, the Mexican delegates issued a statement saying they would await formal notice of such a question from the mediators them selves and then would consult the home government. Incidentally the envoys let it be known that beyond press 'dis patches they had no information about the intention of the constitutionalists. On Way to Vera Cruz VERA CRUZ, May 22. Consul Can ada has been advised that John Silli man, vice consul at Saltillo, whose ar rest and detention have been the sub ject of many communicatinns between Washington and Mexico City will ar rive here tomorrow afternoon from the capital on a train bearing the British flag. Silliman Turns Up WASHINGTON. May 22. Threat ening complications in connection with the mediation conference at Niagara Falls were removed when definite word reached the state de partment that Vice Consul Silliman, arrested at Saltillo and long sought for, had arrived safely in Mexico City, accompanied by the British vice consuls, at Saltillo. MacMillan. While Silliman himself is safe, there remain several very grave features connected with his arrest. Unofficial reports indicate that he was placed under arrest while acting as United States consul, imprisoned, tried as a spy and condemned to death. Also the United States con sulate was entered and official arch ives taken, including the code of the state department. Negotiations going on at Niagara Falls received the very earnest at tention of administration officials throughout the day. Several ex changes occurred between the Ameri can delegates and officials here, and the situation was fully reviewed at a cabinet meeting, after which further advices went forward to the Ameri can, .delegates. Advices from Admiral Howard on the flagship California at Mazatlan reported further- advances of consti tutionalists on Guadalajara. Howard also reported several Mexican light houses again lighted. Skirmishing about Mazatlan continues,' he said. Admiral Mayo reported conditions in the oil well district around Tampico as rapidly becoming normal under fonstitutionalist control. t I WASHINGTON CREW I BEATS CALIFORNIA SEATTLE. May 22. The Uni versity of Washington varsity crew won the three-mile race I from the University of California I crew on Lake wasnington laie this afternoon by four lengths. ' The 'Time: Washington, 16:11; j California, 1G:22. Policeman And May (Special to The Republican.) TUCSON, May 22 Policeman Sam W. Lacey and George Shortridge, his companion, were arrested this morn ing as being the two highwaymen who attacked, robbed and beat Wai ter Christopher, who arrived on an early train from California. Chistopher was walking toward the round house where his brother is employed. After the hold up was reported to Southern Pacific Special Officer L. F. Salisbury and an ac companying officer, soon found the two holdups at the stock pens. They were taken to jail. Tom Mills, constable, gave bail for Lacey. This morning they were taken before a justice of the peace where they pleaded not guilty and bonds were fixed at $1000. They were un able to furnish bail and are now in jail. GOVERNOR LISTER'S STRENUOUS DAY TACOMA, Wash., May 22. The ! second mishap in twelve hours in the flying trip by Governor Lister i in which he was endeavoring to i keep up with the itinerary of his j ! good roads day speaking engage- merits, resulted in u criminal war- rant being sworn out for the j governor. He is charged with i speeding. Two motorcycle police- men overhauled him on the high- J way when his car was going, they I assert, fifty miles an hour. Earlier ! in the day the governA-'s car bumped a milk wagon and the I governor was sprinkled with milk, j Says Carranza Will Not Join In Mediation associated press dispatch NEW YORK. May 22. Jose Vas- concelos, special agent of Carranza, who, it has been reported, would be chosen constitutionalist representa tive to Niagara Falls, emphatically denied in statement . that he is to receive such an appointment, or that Carranza would ever consider media tion as a solution of Mexico's inter nal affairs. "As lorg as the Huertistas are at Niagara Falls, we shall not be rep resented there," said Vasconcelus. "The only way my party will meet Huerta is on the battlefield." "Personally, as a Mexican," con tinued Vasconcelos, "I thank the A. B. C. powers for their efforts to set tle the conflict that has been lirought in my country by some of its ld citizens. But the A. B. C. powers have no more right than the United States to iiuterefere and advise In our internal questions. These ques tions should not be discussel in the Niagara Falls meeting. I am sure the constitutionalists will not be a party to such a violation of our sov ereignty." 1 Vasconcelos, who is known to staxu very close to the constitutionalist leader, has just finished a special mis sion in Toronto and will return to Mexico by way of Washington. "I suppose," said Vasconcelos, "that my sudden departure from Toronto, where I stopped three days, has given rise to the unfounded rumor that I was to be a peace delegate. As far as I know, I shall go from Washington direct to Saltillo to meet General Car ranza. "The elimination of Huerta will not solve our difficulties, and even if the A. B. C. mediators eliminate Huerta, it will not interest us. We are not fighting a man, but a series of abuses. "We shall probably be in Mexico City within a month," concluded Vas concelos. "In other words, we shall be In possession of Mexico while the A. B. C. delegates are conferring with a power which no longer exists." Vasconcelos is a young man, but has already won distinction as a law yer in Mexico City. o ANTI-TRUST FIGHT STARTS associated press dispatch! WASHINGTON, May 22 The ad ministration anti-trust program was definitely started on its way to the statute books when the house with the legislative machinery working under forced draft, completed consideration of the Covington trade commission bill and laid that measure aside for final passage. STEAMERS IN COLLISION associated press dispatch! PORT HURON, May 22. The steamer W. H. Gilbert was sunk in a collision with the steamer Ca1 dera about fifteen miles below Thun der Bay Island on Lake Huron. The vessels came together in a fog. Cap tain Cummings of the Gilbert got all the crew on board the. Caldera be fore the Gilbert went clown. Companion Be Holdup Pair Shortridge is a brother of Frank Shortridge", who was just sent to the penitentiary for highway robbery. Lacey had been discharged from the sheriffs office for drunkenness and is a candidate for chief of police at the next election. Edward M. Holden, a deputy sher iff, was sentenced to one to five years in the penitentiary for forgery, yesterday. The cases of assault against Policemen Smith and De vant which were appealed to the superior court recently, were dis missed because the principal wit ness could not remain longer in Tucson. ' Christopher positively Identified the pair and they correspond to the description he gave to the Southern Pacific officer. Lacey was In his shirt sleeves, which Is against the regulations. SfekV)r1 fcrs&&3 (If QPHfini CM) WMl CLASS OF 1914 IH KNEW GRAND TRUNK DEAL-HELLEN Touching Phase of I. 0. C. Hearing Conies When the Financier Tells How Dead Money King Took Part in Railroad Negotiations associated press dispati-h WASHINGTON'. Mav 22. A dram atic climax marked the dose or the sensational testimony C Charles S Mellen, former president of the New York. New Haven and Hartford rail road before the interstate commerce commission. With evidence of deep ' emotion Mellen asserted that the late .1. P. Morgan was cognizant of the Gram! Trunk -negotiations, on which he (Mellen) had been criminally in dicted for violation of the Sherman anti-trust act, and that he "took the indictment that belonged" to him (Morgan)" as he believed it would have killed the aged financier if he had been indicted. Mellen spoke with intense feeling as he recited his efforts to shield the elder Mor gan. This turned quickly to a show of resentment, however, as lie told how President J. Picrpont Morgan had suggested "a change in the presidency of the New Haven," at which suggestion Mellen said with emphasis: "I called his attention to the fact that I had been suffering under the humiliation of an undeserved in dictment in order to protect his father." A crowded court room lislened with intense interest as the closing lecital was given. Taking up the Grand Trunk tran saction, on which Mellen's indict ment was returned by the grand jury at New York, Joseph Folk, chief counsel for the commission, asked: "Did Mr. Morgan have anything to do with this negotiation for an ex change of Ontario and Western with the Grand Trunk?" "He took a very active part:" "What part, can you tell, if you know?" asked Folk. "I do not know that Morgan knew there were negotiations on until he come into my office, when I had an appointment with Smithers and Chamberlain. He told them what he thought they ought to do in order to have peace between the New Haven and the Grand Trunk inter ests. He told of previous negotia tions which he said extended over a period of twenty years (that is the term he used; I suppose it is a general term), and that he had bought a steamship line of them on the understanding that he was to have the New London and Northern for the New Haven road, and that they" never had carried out their agreement. This negotiation, he said, was with Smithers' predecessor, Sir Charles Rivers Wilson and he thought it a great mistake; and that they had not kept faith with him. He was quite emphatic in thinking they had not kept faith with him. He told them they should give up the New London and Northern; he did not care for anything further, as that would be the only thing in his judgment that would ever result in permanent peace between the two properties. Then he retird from the room." "Morgan retired and left Mr. Cham berlain and Mr. Smithers and myself to continue the conference. I told them that he would continue the conference on the basis that they should give no further attention to the question of surrendering the New London Northern road; they might do as they pleased with it; I did not care. "I was asked to put my views in the form of proposition or contract which I did; it was submitted to them and within a week the grand jury pro ceedings commenced in New York and I was indicted." "Did you write a letter to the district (Continued on Page Five.) ' T EI DAWN A FTEK COMMENCEMENT LIEUTENANT AGAIN FOUND GUILTY OF ROSENTHAL MURDER New York Police Officer is - Again in Shadow of the Death Chair Following Second Trial in New York Citv ONE BALLOT DECIDES FATE Attorney for Defense An nounces an Appeal Will Re Made and Secures a Stay of One Week, Fore stalling Sentence f ASSOTTAT'En PRESS DISPATCHl NEW YORK, May 22 Charles Hefkcr. for the second time was held responsible by a jury for the Rosen thal murder which nearly two years ago awake New York to a realiza tion of corruption in the police de partment and opened a new era of police reform. Becker, a former po lice lieutenant,, was found guilty of murder in the first degree. Only a pardon or interference again by the court of appeals can save him from following to the electric chair, the four gunmen who shot Herman Rosenthal, the gambler, early on the morning of July 16, 1912. The Jury decided the gunmen were Becker's agents and one ballot decided Becker's fate. The jury was unanimous for a conviction and reached a verdict in four hours and four minutes. Tears streamed down the fore man's face as he announced the de cision and tears stood in the eyes of the eleven other jurors; but sym pathy did not warp their judgment. They had agreed that the corrobora tion the district attorney failed to present at the first trial to support the sories of Rose, Vallon and Web ber, the three other accomplices, who turned informers, had been furnished by new witnesses at the second. Becker's counsel announced he would appeal and gained a. week's stay for the preparation of his fu ture campaign. Becker and his wife were talking in a room adjoining the sheriffs office when the court at tendant announced the jury had reached & verdict. Mrs. Becker was not permitted to accompany her hus band into the court room. Newspaper men, court attendants, counsel for the defense. District At torney Whitman and his staff were the only other persons allowed ad mission. The defendant's two broth ers, Jackson and John Becker, the latter a deetective lieuteant, hurried to a side entrance where they stood awaiting the verdict. When the little group in the courtroom found seats, the jury filed silently in with Foreman Blagdeni at their head. Becker, in the room overhead, and talking with his wife, when Justice Seabury took his seat. A bailiff was sent for the defendant. Becker kiss ed his wife as he left her. "It's all right," he told her. "Don't worry. They will free me." Becker walked briskly to the rail facing Justice Seabury and gripped it with both hands. His face was col orless. He glanced hopefully at the jury, but did not catch the eye of a single man. Clerk Penny asked the jury to rise. "Foreman," he said, "have you reached a verdict?" Blagden, a young man, brushed his eyes with a handkerchief, already damp. "We have," he said softly. "We find the defendant " He hesitated a moment and con- J tinued in a whisper: "We find this defendant guilty as charged in the indictment; guilty of "-.urder in the first degree." . o WEATHER TODAY WASHINGTON, May 22. For Ari zona: Probably local showers in the J north portion. BECKER ONCE MORE FACES ELECTRIC CHAIR Charles Becker GANG PLANK BREAKS SEVERAL ARE DROWNED Passengers Hurrying Aboard Precipitated Ijito Water Are ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl HOBOKEN. May 22. The steam ship Freedrick VIII was about to start on a voyage over the sea when the gang plank between the- main deck and the pier broke without warning while a score or more per sons were hurrying across. Men, women and children were precipitated into the Hudson, iver. Tonight the list of victims contained two known drowned, a child missing and believed drowned, two ohters missing and at least ten suffering from injuries or submersion. The body of three-year old Annette Feldschua was recovered, although she had not been reported as missing. In the hospital a junkman is tempor arily insane after failing to rescue the Feldschua girl, the daughter of a friend. He is expected to die. Mrs. Anna Edwardson of Brooklyn was drowned and her body recovered. Her daughter Mary, aged three, fell into the water and the body was swept off by the tide. MEDIATORS VISIT LUDLOW Inspect Scene of Battle and New Tent Colony See TRINIDAD, May 22.-rThe scene of the Ludlow battle of April 20, was inspected by W. R. Fairley and Iiy well Davies, federal strike mediators. The commission, accompanied by several high officials of the coal cor porations, visited the new Ludlow tent colony. Strike leaders, who agreed to stop picketing at the. trains, complained to the military authorities that em ployes of the mining companies are inspecting all trains. The army of ficers took the complaint under ad visement. BADLY REQUTED KINDNESS BERLIN. May 22 An extraor dinary frontier incident is reported from LaurahUte, in Silesia. It is stated that a young man whq was taking a walk on the frontier line offered a cigarette to a Cossack. The latter asked him for a light, and when the young man, who is said to be a German subject, step ped over the frontier trench, the Cossack dragged him into Russian territory and removed him to prison at Beno7in. CARRANZA HAS WIRE CONFAB WITH COUNCIL Rebel Chief Confers Several Houi's With Zurburan at Washington State Troops Take Saltillo -New Capital There Yassociated press dispatch JUAREZ, May 22. For several hours Carranza conferred over leased telegraph wires with Rafael Zuba ran, insurgent representative at Washington, a member of Carran za's provisional cabinet. The matter discussed was not made known here but it is believed to have referred to the pending negotiations at Ni agara Falls between representatives o thoi Washington and Mexico City governments. It is said Carranza had not re turned to Torreon. It is considered fossible by officials here that he will soon move headquarters and the seat of the insurgent government, from Durango to Saltillo, which was re cently taken by Villa's troops. This would place the constitutionalists' commander-in-chief in the capital city of Coahuila state, where he served as governor under the Ma dera government. Colonel Miguel Gonzales was the highest ranking insurgent officer killed in the fighting incidental to the capture of Saltillo, said advices received today. He was in com mand of one of the brigades of Villa's army. Pascual Orozco, one time leader of the anti-Madero revolution, was de feated in fighting near San Luis Fotosi, according to official reports. The battle is considered important as having connection with the fed eral retreat to San Luis Potosi. The report also ended the uncertainty re- ganling Orozco's whereabouts. . FIND NEW VENUS STATUE rSSOCIATET PRESS DISPATCH! ROME, May 22 A life-sized statue of Venus has been found by excavators near Cyrene, North Africa, which in the early centuries was the seat of Greek culture. The statue, which dates back to the sixth century, once stood in the Tempe of Apollo. LAWLOR IS CANDIDATE ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH J SAN FRANCISCO, May 22. Wil liam P. Lawlor, superior judge of San Francisco, formally announced that he will be candidate for as- sociate justice of the state supreme court. MRS. FAVELLE IMPROVING FLORENCE. May 22. The condi tion of Mrs. Mary Favelle. of Chi cago, who was shot on board a train between Florence and Assisi yester day, is improved. She was visited by relatives and American consul. friends and the No Defective Material In Panama Canal Locks ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON, May 22. Demo ccratic leaders in the senate are 'con fident the Panama canal tolls ex emption bill and arbitration amend ments will be disposed of next week. Senator Kern, leader of the majority, said a vote will be taken on May 28 or shortly afterward. The admin istration, it Is said, will center its supports on the amendment proposed by Senator Simmons, declaring the United States waives no rights over the Panama canal. The great steel locks of the Panama canal are as strong and safe as en gineering skill can make them and Largest Class in History of Phoenix Union High School Graduated Last Night in Presence of a Large Audience SEVENTY-EIGHT IS MEMBERSHIP Address Delivered by Rev. Dr. Dalton of Pomona, Cal., Urges Members to See Things as Thev Ought to Be "First I want you to see things as they are. I want you to have a vision of things as they ought to be; and then get a vision of yourselves as vital fac tors in the achievement of that which ought to be. "And so I make my appeal to you young folks that instead of living for yourselves, you consecrate your lives to the service of others." This in brief was the message of the Rev. Dr. Chas. B. Dalton of Pomona, California to the class of 1914 of the Phoenix Union High School, which last night, in the presence of more than i "ZTJ'Tz'Z the classic halls in which they have striven for many a year to arrive at that place in life which they encount ered last night. There were seventy-eight bright and happy graduates, grouped on the plat form in pleasing ensemble, listening to the eloquent words of the visiting di vine, who brought them the message of inspiration and cheer for the com ing year. For the first time, in the history' of the school, the number of boys in the graduating class exceeded that of the girls. Forty-one young men make their start in life from last night and thirty-seven handsome and charm ing 1'hoenix young ladies, equally high ly inspired, will count their tasks in life as begun on the evening of May 22, 1914 when their school days closed. There was only one misfortune that marred the bright evening. Miss Ruth Coggins, whose splendid record as a student' had won for her the honor of valedictorian, although present upon the platform, was unable to deliver her well prepared valedictory. For some time past, the young lady has been suffering from a severe sore throat, and by the doctor's orders, was forced to refrain from taking her expected part in the program. She had pre pared an essay oiy the subject of "A New Profession", dealing with the idea of expert service in civic affairs as a profession worthy of the best talent of the time. G. H. N. Luhrs Jr., was the saluta torian. He delivered an eloquent and striking address dealing with Arizona's greatest industry, captioned under the engaging title of "The Lure of the Mine", showing how great an influence on the civilization of this day and time the search for precious metals has had. Space precludes a more extended ref- eronee to his noble effort. Suffice it to say, however, he showed strong in dications of large platform ability. The diplomas were handed to the class by B. W. Getsinger, chairman of the board of trustees, who admonished i ail the members to make their lives 1 lives of cleanliness, honesty and good : citizenship. 1 Principal Alvin K. Stabler, before ln ; troducing the speaker of the evening. took occasion to announce the list of prize winners for the year, which is as follows: The prize in manual training for the best piece of work made during the year won by.Tenney Goodman. The annual prize of $10 given by the ; College club of Phoenix for the best ( in T .!!. ,.." , J J .i " ' , a"a,ru l" M,B xuin muggins, wiiuse graue lor xne lour years was 96.1. George Luhrs and Ralph Phillips tied for second place. The annual prize of a fountain pen, offered by Andrew Miller, manager of the Owl Dr ig Co. for the best grade in German, was won by Max Vosskuh ler. whose grade was 97.5. The highest grade ever given for two ?'ears' work in an' subJect is that t I (Continued on Page Sir. there is not the slightest danger to life or property In their use, not withstanding the disclosure of at tempted fraud in the supply of pro per metal for construction. This statement was made today when at tention was called to the criminal presentments found by the grand jury in Pittsburg yesterday against five steel makers on a charge of conspiracy to furnish inferior ma terial for the locks. Major Boggs, In charge of the canal office here explained that the attempt to deliver defective steel castings had been discovered by the government inspectors before the ma terial was worked into the locks.