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THE ARIZOMA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 26 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1014 26 PAGES VOL. XXV. NO. G NIA GARA WAS SCENE OF GREAT ACTIVITY AMONG MEDIATORS Representatives and Media tors Hold Informal Con ference and Discuss De velopments of Situation in Mexico INFORMAL MEETINGS WILL BE CONTINUED Both Sides ' Show Disposi tion to Drop Trivial Points and Come Together Squarely on Main Issue Mexicans Lead ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH NIAGARA FALLS. May 23 Con trary to general expectations this proved to have been a day of intense activity. The mediators had expected to take a rest, and begin work again on Monday, when suddenly they were advised by the Mexican delegates that the situation called for prompt and de cisive action. The American delegates were notified to appear and repeated conferences followed. From a moment, shortly after noon, when it was offici ally announced that the first full meeting of the delegates of both sides would be held later in the day until after the American delegates had gone back to the American side of the river shortly before midnight, there was an atmosphere of suppressed excitement about every move made both by the mediators and by the representatives of the T'nited States and Mexico. Spec ulation and rumors of all sorts were rife, but were virtually set at rest when known that the moving cause for the precipitated step was conditions in Mexico, the taking of Saltillo and the threatened advance upon the capital by the rebels. It is said while the situation in Mex ico can hardly he called critical, it is grave. It is said the desire of the Mexican delegates is to see some form of provisional government established in Mexico City before events have brought about a crisis in the capital. There is evident disposition to waive all the im material points at issue and come to gether squarely, at once in an effort to compose all difficidties and reach a conclusion. The meeting was held early this afternoon. At its close a bulletin was issued announcing that the con ference hadjieen, Jiejd "at the request of The "XTexiean representatives for the purpose of informing the mediators and American delegates of the ideas o!' their government concerning several interesting points for the best solution of the present difficulty." It was de cided to maintain secrecy in regard to these points until a concrete solution shall have been reached, to which end the informal conferences will continue. The favorable outlook has been em phasized by the results of the after noon conference. Before they went into the session the American delegates had no idea which of the several phas es of the situation was to he reached. No Statement From Bryan WASHINGTON, May 23. The Ni agar Falls conference and its devel opments received close attention from officials here today. While neither the White House or state depart ment officials discuss the progress of negotiations, it is evident the ab sence of tension as a general aid to hopefulness prevailed among the of ficials. Secretary Bryan received a long report from the American commis sioners at Niagara Falls and after wards visited the White House and went over the report with the presi dent. He refused to discuss the situation in any way, scrupulously adhering to his policy not to em barrass the negotiations by White House comment. Among Mr. Bryan's callers were John Lind, one of the legal advisors of the constitutionalists, with whom the question of the constitutionalists repi esontation at the mediation con ference was discussed. There was Perez Says Emissaries Here Not Constitutionalists Denial that the eight Mexicans who came to Phoenix one week ago, reglst- . ered at the Commercial Hotel, confer- ; red with Governor Hunt relative to the lifting of the embargo on the shipment of arms across the Mexican border and j announced they were here to purchase arms and ammunition for the constitu- tionalists, are in any way connected with the constitutionalists, but that to the contrary they are Huerta sympa thizers trying to recruit soldiers and secure arms to be used in Sonora "against the cause of justice and le gality", is the substance of a telegram sent to Governor Hunt yesterday by J. L. Perez, constitutionalist consul at Naco, Arizona. A copy of the telegram was wired to the Republican by Consul Perez. It is as follows : Naco, Arl2.. May 23, 1914. The Arizona 'Republican: Phoenix, Arizona. 1 have this date sent the following telegram to Governor Hunt. It has come to my knowledge that some prominent Mexicans, amongst them M. G. Bringas, M. L. Cubillas, etc., arbitrality calling themselves constitutionalists obtained a THREE ESCAPING CONVICTS SHOT j I BOISE. M:iy -13. Three prison- ers were shot by guards at the ! state penitentiary when they at- I tempted to escape. One is expect- ei to die. The wounded convicts j are 1'. G. ISereup, .serving a. life ! sentence for murder, shot in the spine; C. A. Allers. shot in the arm. and Lyman James, shot in i the left leg. The hi-ak for liberty ! was made while half the guards on ; the wall were at lunch. Agricultural Bill Passes Carrying About $19,700,000 ASSOCIATED PP.ES8 DISPATCH! WASHINGTON, May 2:!. The sen ate tonight passed the agricultural appropriation bill which it received from the committee nearly a month ago. It carries about $19,700,non, a little more than the house provided. Before its passage, Senator Smoot took occasion to criticise it as a particularly bad measure. He said if some of the 'amendments in the bill had come before the senate in sep arate form not ten senators would have voted for them. The bill will go to conference at once and on Monday the senate, after its usual tolls debate, will take up the naval appropriation bill. Al though democratic leaders expect some debate on the two battleship provision and on other features they believe it will not take more than ten days to reach a vote. An attempt was made by Senator West of Georgia, before the final vote to reverse the agricultural com mittee and previous actions of the senate and permit co-operation of the general board of education estab lished by John D. Rockefeller, with the department of agriculture in farm demonstration work in the ef fort to eliminate the boll weevil. It led to more attacks on Rockefeller by several senators. West answered by saying that nobody criticised the church for receiving mono' from rob bers and blacklegs, yet undoubtedly such men had contributed ti reli gious purposes. "Does the senator mean-, that the church would accept the money of a robber or blackleg if they knew who it was?" Senator Reed asked. "No, I did not," Senator West said. Senator Gallinger ended the dis cussion by reminding the senators that the controversy between capital and labor in the country had been sufficiently acute without a lurid de bate in the senate to accentuate it. Senator West withdrew his amend ment to allow co-operation between the government and the education board. no definite development on this sub ject, however, at least none so far as was made public. Consul Silliman remained in Mexi co City today, recuperating. He ex pects to depart for Vera Cruz on Monday. One of Silliman's fellow prisoners t the Saltillo jail, Ir. J. Franklin Moore, called at the state depart ment today and told his experiences. Moore was a practicing physician of twenty years standing in Saltillo. He said tranquility prevailed there all through the earlier phases of the revolutionary movement, until on April 22, when a telegram signed "Victori.mo Huerta" was received from the capital stating that Ameri can warships were bombarding Vera Cruz. Immediately following the sig nature were the words, "Hang all Americans," presumably added by the telegraph operator. Messengers from the civil governor summoned all Americans in Saltillo (Continued on Page Twelve.) conference with you short time ago. For your information I wish to state that we have not as yet appointed any repre sentatives or sent any commission to that city before your excellency for your knowledge. I must say that I am well informed about said Mexicans try' ing to recruit soldiers and purchase arms and ammunitions lo be used In Sonora against the cause of justice and legality, respectfully. v J. L. PEREZ, Constitutional Consul. Six of the eight men reached Phoenix last Sunday. Bringas and Cubillas came to Phoenix two or three days previous to that time. The six traveled overland in automobiles and upon their arrival here registered at the Commer cial Hotel. They made no secret of being here in the hope of securing anus and ammunition and of securing the assistance of Governor Hunt in the lifting of the embargo, hut it is claimed : they represented themselves as emis ', saries from the Carranza government. I The message of Consul Perez to the I governor and to The Republican is a refutation of this claim. RODSEVELTNOW S To All Appearances He Has Fullv liecovered from the Effects of His Trip in the .Jungles of South Amer ican Countries HOLDS CONFERENCE WITH LEADERS Will Be Particularly Active in Approaching Campaign in New York State in Test of Strength of New Partv r associated press dispatch! OYSTKR BAY, May 23. To all ap pearances, Colcnol Theodore Roosevelt has recovered entirely from the effects of his trip into the South American jungles. Four days at Sagamore Hill have brought back. his full measure of strength and chased away the lines which furrowed his face when lie re turned. As he sat on the broad veranda of his home on Crown Hill looking over the tops of the trees below the bay, he appeared to be as fit physically as be fore he went away. .There are a few more gray hairs in his moustache and his weight has been reduced consider ably, but otherwise there are no signs of .change in his appearance from the day he set forth for the southern re public. When Roosevelt returned to this country some concern was felt as to his condition, and a period of rest was prescribed. He protested today that he wanted to obey the instruc tions, but the fact was that he sel dom had been so busy as at the present time. He found time today to take, a long walk across the coun try with Mrs. Roosevelt. The re mainder of the day was given to a long council of war with a few po litic;:! associates, and work with his stenographer. The political outlook in New York and Ohio was taken up today. Plans for a vigorous campaign in New York Mate wen outlined. Mm-h of Colonel Roose ell's time and energies ire li' be directed to the fight in this state, which is expected to give one of the severest tests of the strength r the new party. Theodore Douglas Robinson, chairman of the state com mittee, and H. H. Post, former gov ernor of Porto Rico, who was one of the pioneers in this state in the lormation of the party, spent sev eral hours at Sagamore Hill. With them were James 1!. Garfield, of Cleveland, secretary of the interior under President Roosevelt, and Ar thur Garford, of Elyria, both active in partv affairs in . Ohio. So far as could be learned the pro posal that Roosevelt accept the progressive nomination for governor of New York was not brought up. Although the former president had been urged by some of his associates to consider the proposal, it is stated authoritatively that he can foresej no contingency in which he would give the matter serious thought. Roosevelt would say nothing to indicate that the state ticket had been drSt-ussed today. It is under stood, however, that Oscar S. Straus has been brought forward as a pos sible candidate this year for I'nited States senator. For the candidate for governor several names have been mentioned. They include Frederick M. Daven port, frrmer state senator and can didate in 1912 for lieutenant gover nor with Oscar S. Straus, William H. Hojtehkiss, former superintendent of insurance, and Bainbridge Colby, a New York lawyer and one of the most active progressive campaigners in 1912. o TREATY WITH FRANCE Convention Will Prohibit War for at Least One Year ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH J WASHINGTON, May 23. Secretary Bryan and Ambassador Juserand vir tually reached an agreement upon the terms of the peace treaty which shortly will be signed by the I'nited States and France. This convention will provide that all questions which cannot be settled by diplomacy be submitted to an international com mission' for investigation during the period of at least one year, during which hostilities may not be entered into. A similar treaty is in pro cess of negotiation with Great Bri tain. FIGHTING FOREST FIRES ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SEATTLE, May 23 Fifty state rangers and fire fighters of the Wash ington Forest Fire association tire fighting a big forest fire near Twin, a little town west of Port Angeles on the Strait of Juan de Fuea, according to reports. Another big fire in western Callam county, near Soldue, burned over more than five sections before it was controlled. Prospects of a heavy rain are causing fighters to take a hopeful view of the cituation. w READY FOR FRAY THEY HADN'T HEARD OF THE COMET, BUT THEY KNOW THE COLONEL IS COMING HOME. I 1111 1 ' I - - , CLAIM CALHOUN fzEE, I IGHTSHIP II LOOTED 'FRISCO WED LINES State Railroad Commission is Accused of Securing 1,()(;!),(K)() for Which He (lave Note Credited at One Dollar ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SAN FRANCISCO, May 23. Pat rick Calhoun, former president of the t'nited Railroads of San Francisco, is accused by the state railroad com mission of "looting" that corporation out of ?1.0B9,0fi0 and being forced to give for that amount a promissory note of equal sum, made payable one day after date, which his successor. Jesse Lilicnthal, credited on the oinpany's books with the value of one lo'Iar. Calhoun's action was en dorsed bv the directors and stock holders in a resolution, but the com mission declared "the whole trans action is a fraud, not only upon the public, but also upon the bond- and note-holders." Commissioner Edwin Edgerton, who wrote the decision embodying the criticism of Calhoun and his as sociates, recommended "immediate and serious consideration" by the commission looking toward the "re adjustment of the affairs of this 'orporation," but it was given out today that the possibility of criminal attion because pf Calhoun's high finance has been considered by the commission and no decision has been reached so far. While the commission expressed confidence in the integrity of Lilien thal, and he reciprocated with a like declaration of faith in the com mission, the I'nited Railroads presi dent took issue with the state or ganization in a published statement over the wisdom and fairness ot i tn .l-inn ,.t,Uii ('..etc -liieVi hnd hecn I cleaned throuch what he had con- sidered merely a confidential peru sal of the books. The Calhoun deal, which was put through apparently with the idea of aiding the finances of the Solanc Ir rigated Farms, Incorporated, a land scheme in which Calhoun was heav ilv Interested, came to the attention of the commission through the ap plication for authority to borrow monev to add to the railroad's rolling stock. Although the methods of flte United Railroads were deplored by the commission, it granted this mi- thority on the grounds that the pro- posed loan was aside from the other i Judge William II. Sawtelk: this morning sentenced lirakeman Allen K. Yute and Conductor Charles . Harrison to one year and one day each in the Atlanta federal penitentiary for robbing South ern Pacific box cars engaged in interstate couimeree. Harrison was calm, but t'rute broke down when taken to jail. The judge said it was the most painful duty of his life lo pass this sentence. He appeared greatly agitated. Railroad officials say I his will have a salutary effect In break ing up a practice which costs the road thousands of dollars. Senator Bradley Of Kentucky Is Called By Death ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, May 2:',. William fi. Bradley, I'nited States senator from Kentucky, died here after a. lingering illness aggravated by a fail. Bradley was the most ditsinguished republican leader of Kentucky in his J generation and an orator of unusual ! ability. Born in 1S47. he was only fourteen years old when the civil war broke out. Twice he ran away from home to joint the union army, only to be I taken from the ranks by his father because of his youth. As a page in the lower house of the Kentucky legislature he attracted such attention at the age of is that u special act was passed by the leg islature enabling him to practice law if he proved his qualifications before an examining committee consisting of two circuit, judges. He satisfied the committee and made law his pro fession throughout life. GOURMANDS' PILGRIMAGE Hunting Candidates for Cooks' Hall of Fame PARIS, May 23. A dozen English I epicures. ictive members of the Gourmands' League, have deeide'd to organize a series of pilgrimages to all the towns and villages of France renowned for their cookery or whose names are enrolled on the stroll of fame by reason of some famous deli--eacy that is theirs exclusively. Tho first pilgrimage undertaken by tithe gourmands will occur in a few weeks to the" ancient town of Troyes. the home of the "andouil- lette (a small sausage!. matter, and the needs of the people of San Francisco called for move street cars. LOST AND CDEW PROBABLY DEAD Battered Hulk is Found on I.iscomli island and Six Bodies Are Recovered Searchiii' Survivors for Possible ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH HALIFAX, N. S.. May 23. The bat tered hulk of the new lightship Hali fax No. 19. was found among the breakers on Lisconib Island, five miles from the mainland. She had struck during the dense fog which has en shrouded the coast for several days. It is believed her crow of 2". Scotchmen is lost. Six bodies bearing lifebelts have been recovered by the steamer Duffering. Colli lifeboats which the vessel carried were also found. Search of little rocky islands in the vicinity Here made with the hope that some of the crew have been able to get through the surf alive. Word reached the Canadian marine department to night that the hull of the lightship is broken in two. Four bodies bearing life belts from the Halifax. No. 19 were found with a quantity of wreckage oft Liscomb Island, on the western coast of Nova Scotia, by the Duffering. The lightship was on it's way from the yards of her builders at Paisle Scotland, to Hali fax to take up her station off the Sam bro ledges. The government steamers Stanley Insists Carranza Not To Have Representation f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, May 2:i. Another exchange ot telegrams tonigiii neiween , Carranza and Emilie Zubaran, minis , ter of the interior in the constitution alist cabinet, left the question of rep- resentation of Carranza at the Niagara, j Falls conference undetermined. Jose i Vasconeelos, prominently mentioned in diplomatic circles as a. likely selection should Carranza decide to have a rep resentative at Niagara meeting, if for ( no more than to give information ar : rived here and conferred with Zubaran ; who in turn conferred w ith Bryan. Ex ! changes with the constitutionalist first chief followed. ANGELS RUSH IN WHERE THE WISE RESIDE Phoenix Entertains Two Hundred Live Boosters from Los Angeles, and Send Them on Their Way Glad-handing AUTO RIDES AND A BIG SMOKER Commercial Bodies, News paper Men, Bankers, M e r e h a n t s, Rotarians Dine and Swap Compli ments at Arizona Club "Gee! "We know you're here!" To Angelenos to whom Arizona was- a mere combination of letters mie the first hand automobile eye. view yesterday, of what the Salt River Valley possesses farms. Nearly two hundred shirt sleeved i 'alifornians were bungled into auto mobiles at the Southern Pacific de pot yesterday, and shown what proved- to them to be the biggest sight on all their chamber of com merce glad mitt excursion. Tho green, the husky impressive green of th alfalfa, of the orange orcnarus. the. olive groves, of the valley's wonderful waysides, was ' what im pressed them, after days and days of riding over what they call desert. "Between the Imperial Valley- and God knows where to the east, there is no spot so totally growingly green as the Salt River Valley," in toned one valient scribe last evening over the coffee at Col. Jim Mc Clintoeks dinner. And from what can be learned by inquiry, the samo compliment was paid at the tables where the Phoenix bankers were en tertaining the Los Angeles bankers and where the directors of the Phoe nix board of trade were feasting with those of the Los Angeles Cham ber of Commerce. It was the scribe's turn yesterday. They were 'the "t-hampion observers thev observed and were observed even more than the mere memhrs of the expedition. For Special Ari zona Correspondent McClintock, after having caught the Maricopa train at the "Y." found his conferes at tho junction, brought them to Tempe, snaked them off the cars and put them in automobiles. Then began the realest sightseeing tour of the program. Every place there were things to see. Mack took those news papermen. He filled them up, with "stuff." Then he caught the main hunch at the Country Club, and kept on fill ing, filling everybody. The things he stuffed them with, were no hazy, immaterial things; but when it came to his dinner Ah, that dinner. 'Twas at the Arizona club, and there were chaps from tho Phoenix papers there as well as those of some of the large coast dailies. For instance: K. A. Dickson, Evening Express: Stewart V. McGillivray, Evening Her ald: .1. Simmons, Los Angeles Ex aminer: Henry Christine Warwick, and mine host of the Los Angeles (Continued on Page Eight.) and Lady Laurier, were ordered to search for possible survivors or more bodies. Little hope is felt by the Canadian marine department that anyone on Board escaped. Thn long rollers from the North Atlantic break over the jagged rocks with' terrific force in the. calmest weather. All vessels give the spot as w ide a berth as possible. The first intimation of a disaster was brought by the Duffering when she ar rived with three bodies. She went back to Lisconib Island later In the day to continue search and found tho other bodies. i Last at St. Johns i ST. JOHNS, May 23 The lightship Halifax, No. 19, reported WTecked off the Nova Scotia coast, sailed from here j for Halifax on Many 19, after calling ! for coal. The officers and crew were I residents of Glasgow and were shipped ! by the builders to deliver the vessel to : the Canadian government. Vasconeelos reiterated that he had no intimation that the constitutional ists might participate in the mediation or that he was to be selected. He said he stopped over at Washington while on his way to San Antonio, from whero he expects to join Carranza in Mexico. However, Zubaran's conference with the secretary of state, following a. pro longed conference between Bryan and Lind and Charles Douglas, attorney for the constitutionalists, after which Bry an went to the White House, gave rise in some circles to a feeling of optimism that the process of mediation might be facilitated by some sort of participa tion by the constitutionalists.