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TTfc AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1911 12 PAGES VOL. XXV. NO. 23 MEXICAN DELEGATES MAKE PROPOSITION WHICH PROVES A SNAG Want Huerta Allowed to Appoint Man Selected By Conference for Presi dent, as Minister of For eign Affairs WOULD SUCCEED TO PRESIDENCY Such An Act, However, It Is Contended Would Re Tantamount to Recogni tion of the Present Gov ernment r ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH NIAGARA FALLS, June 9. The United States is unwilling to extend recognition to the new provisional president if named according to the method prescribed by the Mexican delegates, it was learned tonight. The method is that Huerta would ap point as minister of foreign affairs the man who is agreed upon here to head the new government. The Wash ington administration contends that if Huerta is permitted to name a for eign minister, who by constitutional succession would be elevated to the presidtncy, even though the selection i is made here, such an act would be j construe! as a recognition or tne Huerta f.overnment. On tFis issue the mediating pleni potentiaries came to a disagreement at a conference held for considera tion of .the exact method by which the new provisional government in Mexico is to be created. For more than two hours the mediatois and American delegates argued in vain and it was apparent when the con ference ended that what hitherto has been considered a subject of detail had suddenly developed into a snag. Although the mediators argued strongly from the Mexican stand point, there is good reason to believe the Mexican delegates will not insist upon this arrangement if it is found the United States is determined against it. One of the Mexican delegates stat ed that they regarded the fori of tr.mt,rtiun us ;; technicality w.iich will be dispensed with if the Ameri can government found it impossible to agree to the methods suggested by the Mexican delegates. The mediators contended that the forms of the Mexi can constitution 'should be preserved in the present instance. The Ameri can delegates are understood to have pointed out that the constitutionalists would tiever agree to a plan of tran sition which legalized Huerta's status. Also the American government, it is asserted, could not consistently with its previous course, ne; TJlTwo Thousand would be tantamount to recog if Huerta actually appointed his own successor. There is a possibility a ! compromise will be agreed upon. Pedro Lascurain. whp was minister j of foreign affairs when President Ma dero was assassinated, could be re- appointed to the cabinet, and succeed j to the provisional presidency, and then appoint as foreign minister the ' T.ZrT.JZlJZSJr . ...;.v. .v,, cmutiobr n ;;v 1: tZmZM&XStte"' Ir Z ,h, in, transition mfEht be ! nm, ,ifnam effected be constitutionally effected. . I Predictions tnat an agreement wouia i soon be reached, were abandoned in ouarters hitherto optimistic for a ,.l, Mnlilnn ' 1 lie counter proposals ... u.w.... , can government to the Mexican plan j have not yet been taken up with the Mexican delegates although they re- ceived them from the mediators earlier in tne aaj. . t Will Likely Participate WASHINCTON June 9 Every in- .o.7r, t" H-,!jh,t, toht nninted ' to participation by the constitutional- ists in the mediation Conference at Ni agara Falls. While final word was awaited by his agents here from Car ranza as to the answer that will be .h, to th-i,. nr..- I forwarded he mediators to , the,r wo- posal, the delay was accounted for by telegraphic disturbances between the United States border and Saltillo. U is expected that the definite position of the constitutionalists will be com municated to Niagara Falls before many hours. - Some of those in touch with the first Tolls Question Demo's t associated press dispatch WASHINGTON, June 9. The senate marched steadily forward toward final action on the Panama tolls exemption repeal bill, but the leaders are unwil ling to predict on which day the vote can be taken. Senator Tillman of South Carolina, made an unusual speech criticizing the president for bringing the tolls Issue before the country at this time and endangering the chances of the democratic party in congressional elections next fall. Till man announced he would vote for the repeal only because he felt his state party convention had freed him from MOTHER'S PLEA RETURNS BOY TO FLORENCE I SAX BERNARDINO, June 8. Appeals of his mother that he j j go back to the Arizona penien- j tiary at Florence and serve out j his sentence, caused Robert Fow- j ler to give himself up to the j police in response to her plea. j He said he escaped from prison in order to see his mother. j I Co nstitu tio nalists Are Considering Reply To Note I ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SALTILLO, (Sunday via K! r-iso Tuesday) The reply to the latest com munication to Carranza from the med! ators is being thoroughly discussed by , the general and his advisers. What the purport of the reply will be, is not in- ; dicated at Carranza's headquarters, but there is a strong feeling among the constitutionalist leaders that the plan of Guadalupe will be adhered to rigidly. At San Pedro de Las Colonias. where Carranza stopped on his way here, a ceremony of unusual significance oc curred. Flowers and palm branches covered the ground which not two months ago was strewn with shells, and dead bodies. When Carranza stepped from the car at the spot where Velasco's federals made their last des perate stand against Villa, he was giv en an enthusiastic reception. Thous ands gathered at the station and rlrou-nod out tho m,,ie nf .ho h,wlu with cheers. Young women with great armfuls of flowers strewed them in the ' general's path. Villa at Torreon TORREON, June 9. General Viiia arrived here and has begun prepara tions for an aggressive campaign against Zacatecas. He will proceed south soon. According to an official dispatch, Fresniilo, 36 miles north of Zacatecas, was taken yesterday by the forces of General Benavitles after con siderable fighting. The federals retreated, totally de stroying the railroad between Fresni1 lo and Zacatecas. It is thought, how ever, that the line can lie repaired within six days. Details of the action have not reached here, but it is under stood the constitutional success was complete. o Strikers Storm Pittsburg Jail f associated press dispatch 1 PITTRKIUri Tim.. a ..,...,..1 at -,"" -urrounded the - ast tsburg jail, threatening to jj?t.. : Oromisefl l hf Thi firKf Qrintiu nnt f 10'00 6S f "e.wL Myor Young. In addressing WeStinghUSe interests- The strike ,he commissioners from the chair. leaders hastily organized a band, and stated he believed that the business led the strikers from the jail. ' m in nf th. .tin- Th tm.,hIf. wh.n ., nf I Pit'Kets ana citizens closed in on a waeron beiner taken into the nlant of . . . ttle vvestinghouse Electric and Man ,fi.rtl,ril,!, tTomnHnv. The special 1 policeman arrested one man and in i trvinfr tn o-ft him thrnuph Iho cmu'd fo bthe r Tte crowd becan)e infame(J ad threat. ening the officer followed him to J2t!l chief of the constitutionalists insisted the revolutionary leader w.ll not consent to an armistice in the cam- paign against the Huerta government at Mexico City, but that he would ex- press a willingness to acquiesce in the Peace Proposals as they relate to the tstRblishment of a provisional govern- ment pending a general election, pro- vided ample representation is given in the provisional goevrnment to the bel- ligerents against Huerta. Should Carranza refuse a cessation of hostilities it seemed improbable that (Continued on Page Three.) Is Bane Tillman the tolls joker in the Baltimore plat- form. "It staggers my common sense" de- clared Tillman. "I am unable to un- derstand why he projected the fight on his party at this time. Until this issue was pressed to the front the course ot democracy has been onward, and up- ward. Opposition is hopeless and helpless. There is wisdom in silence, and It would have been golden. There are so many things of more import- ance the democrats ought to do that I must say my opinion is it is a great blunder on the part of the president, The democratic party, instead of pre- senting a solid united front, is split into contending factions." REPEAL MOVE FAILS BEFORE COUSIN Commissioner Woods Says Majority of Citizens Want Measure Killed But Mayor and Associ ates Do Not Concur EXECUTIVE HAS BIG BOND PLAN Proposes to Borrow Enough Money to Refund City's Indebtedness at Lower Rate of Interest Than Now In Effect City Commissions Frank Woods I laueu to rt'ct'ivc a bc-cohu tu ma ihu- I tion, introduced at the meeting of i the commission last evening, that an ordinance be prepared repealing the famous license tax ordinance No. 6. Instead the other commissioners spoke against it and Mayor Young advanced a plan which if adopted, h sa's. will at once place the city of Phoenix on a ousiness Dasis, piace ready money in the treasury and re- duce the city tax rate to sixty cents ' on each $100 valuation. His plan, he says, will take the money out of j safety deposit vaults and the stock ing in the chimney and place it in circulation. It will keep it at home, create payrolls and send pay checks on the -'ounds on Saturday nights, i said the rpayor. While this is being accomplished, according to the may- cr, the city will need the benefit of some such ordinance as No. Six P'operiy ..me.meu and thereafter u I measure. It was a most interesting session, j Commissioner Woods took exception I to Mayor Young's defense of the new 'license tax ordinance, evidently con struing the executive's remarks to i he in the nature of a personal re - j flection upon the commissioner's judgment. Mayor Young hastened to j 1 assure Commissioner Woods that ! evry man had a right to his own 1 opinion, but that he felt that to take action lookking to the repeal of the ! ordinance at a time when the busi- j ' ness men generally are coming to , I realize the e-nnd rioillts of the meas- ! ure and the ease with which the ! faulty points may be corrected or nliminHtpd u'mil.l nnivo fmu to tht 1 usefulness of the commission in the ; future and a positive cfimmtinitr pi.ncru 1 1 - blow to the ; It all came about' under the head of new business when Commissioner , Woods arose and said he had been , making a canvass of the public gen- ! erally and that as far as he had I been able to ascertain the general sentiment was opposed to the ordin- , ance. He charged that a majority 1 of the people of Phoenix would vote j against the ordinance if given an j opportunity, basing this claim upon the canvass he had made. He fol- . j .... .i- . duction of a ,esolution providing for the preparation bv the city attorney v ni ......, , r oitv-c 01111 c iiirj nave irai hcu ui iuc willingness of the commissioners to i ul" "i ""u ""3 Uii u.- tidal nata.'e of any movement of the commission to repeal the measure at'l,aPer m,,n: "How y,m ,n;e, mTt this time, Commissioner Woods in- A j . . . , .. . ....... Zn up n Z Z " ZtiZ d I tX My e " ,"Ttand for what i do." The m"or assured Mn Woods - there was no intention of engaging jn personalities and then likened Pnoenix , a great cn corporation. I -a successful business institution , never borrows money in small amounts," said the mayor. "What we need is -ready money to take care of the needs of the city. I will say that funds have been promised up to any amount our needs require on a basis not to exceed four per cent J interest. I have been asked to come out open and above board with what I have in mind. Now I propose that the city vote upon a bond issue. If the commission and the citizens will stand back of me we will afk for a 13.040,000 bond issue to refund the city's present indebtedness. The city will oontrol Its own bonds and keep its own interest at home. My aim is to get payrolls here and have pay checks going the rounds on Saturday nights. The banks will have the benefit of this ready money too. We have enough banks but thev need j more ready .money. The city must Ua nnTi.lI1t0 rtr, h. .vinos... huio if it ls -Vf,r , he SUCCM. j "Ordinance No. 6 should and will be dressed up and continued only a an emergency measure. If I were managing this city I would have the J c;tv treasury tilled and the tax rate reduced to sixty cents in less than three yea-s time. Everything possi- ble has been resorted to to destroy the reputation of this city from a financial standpoint. It has been damaged thousands of dollars the past few days. It is regrettable. A little more reason, a little more com- mon sense, and this could have been J adjusted in thirty minutes. My only EVERYTHING NOW IN READINESS FOR ROOSEVELT-WILLARD WEDDING TOMORROW Top, left to right: Miss Belle Wil lard, Kermit Roosevelt and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt. Bottom, Theo dore Roosevelt and Joseph Willard. SEVELT IS GUEST OF HE SPANISH KING Tnl-fS J ,mu-h AVitli ! Iheir Jla.iestie.s; and Dis cusses History; Partv Sees Famous Places audi Prepares for Wedding j associated tkess inscATi-H 1 MADRIU, June 9. King Alfonso I and tjueen Victoria ueie hosts to; i Theodore Roosevelt at a luncheon at I their summer palace in La Granja, forty miles from Madrid. Mr. Roost- velt will continue his sight-seeing to- i morrow and is. planning a trip to ! Toledo. Roosevelt and party which included Willard, -Mrs. Nicholas 1 Ambassador Ingswoi th, Kermit Roosevelt, his j "all'p. JUss IJeiic vt maru ami up- j tain Norton K. Wood, a military at-; tllthe- Vrh-A to the palace in an- tomobiles. There were many t,t led persons at niciicon. t n nis it'iuin nor , colonel declared in his characteristic j manner that lie had had a bully ; time. The Spanish king, and the former I.residc-nt are old acquaintances, hav ing met for the first time at the funeral of King Kdward VII. in Lon don, and the colonel is an admirer of Jiving Alfonso's democratic ways. Hur ling the three hours they were to gether thev found much time for a pt""r fJ which the 1 ' ' dent. j The famous fountains in the gar- j ..f I Ctt'irii.i ll'i.ln ti solire.- of ! uenn ... i. " ' delight no less than a driv e '.round the historic environs, and time was founi f(lr a visit to the Ksc.rial Mon astery, which dates r.acK to tne six teenth century. To the question of a Spanish news- kinc?" the colonel made a tactful but uncommunicative reply. He referred to Spain in flatteri g terms, and as serted that the Spanish language would eventually supplant French in common usage on account of the de velopment of South America. Eduardo Data, the premier Marquid De Lema, the minister of foreign af fairs, and the governor or iMauriu left card for Colonel Roosevelt at the American embassy. Preparati ins for the wedding of Kermit Roosevelt and Miss Willard have been completed and formal wit nesses of the civil ceremony will be the Duke of Alba, and Senor Osmay Scull. The witnesses at the religious ceremony will ne Loionei t.oi.neve.u and Ambassador Willard. There was a family dinner tonight at the embassy which is still guarded. effort has been to get the city on a cash basis." Commissioner Cope said that he thought the plan afoot just now looking to the amendment of the or dinance would work tiut so that all would be satisfied. He said that with the exception of the dentists, druggists and physicians, he believed everything was working along all right. He said that the commission was working with the men of medi cine and teeth and expected to be able to convince them of the nerits of the ordinance and the willing ness to give those professions the same consideration as are being given the merchants and thereby ward off the proposed referendum. Commissioner Foley said that he did not believe in being hasty and that he understood the business men were working out a plan that would result in satisfaction all a'.'ound. There was a host of smaller busi ness matters, the principal being (Continued on Page Three.) 0 yrt utvr4 Wrw ? ' 1, - V , vy ! ! CONSIDER NATION S wt" ! I WIDE PROHIBITION ; I i WASHIXCTOX. June 9. Na-tion-wido prohibition through an anif-ndment of the federal constitution will be considered tomorrow at a special meeting of tin house rules committee. Mem bers of tlie cominUH'p were re ticent tonight, hut it is under- stood they will pass upon a re- vised resolution proposed by Kep- 1 resentative Hohsim of Alabiimu, to meet opposition to the amend ment he submitted some time ago on the ground that it violates states rights. Navajo Base And j Moqui Lien Land Scrip Attacked (Special to The Republican) WASHINGTON. An attack upon the Navajo Base and Lien Land scrip was begun today before the sec retary of the interior department. The attack was instituted by the ; WASHIXCTOX. June !. Xa- ' ! an ann-nnmeiit ot tlie leiliTal ill lalli!ll I I 1 1 I I I Aiizona Land Commission which was gineers predict a tnree loot rise at iu represented at the hearing ly its I ma by Friday, the volume exceeding chairman. Mulford Winsor. Several j previous floods by June H. The most land attornevs including John H. j vulnerable point is the levee in Mexico . . ... . i. n . u .. i Page anl Fen S. llildreth ot Phoe- def.-ndinc the snip. The hearing followed protests l!y the Arizona Land Commission pro- testing against the issuance of pa- . .... . ..... i h.. it Items to lieu i.iuu nei... n. ..... .. appealed that tlie sciectoii lano was of greater value than that on which the scrip had been issued. Chairman Winsor laid before secretary a voluminous report by tho the commission describing Hie character of the lands originally granted to the Atlantic and Pacific lailroail company anil the character of the lands on which scrip has been filed. o SUFFRAGETTES KEPT OUT King George and Queen Mary Enjoy Ball Unmolested r ASSOCIATED PKESS DISPATCH I LONDON. June . King George and Queen Mary were able to enjoy the brilliant state ball at lim-kingham Pal ace tonight as there was no interrup tion bv suffragettes, due to rigorous h police prei aiitions. At Westmins tomorrow Sylvia Pankliurst and other militant leaders with , , . a the r suporlers wi 1 demand an inter- , r, . -.i, ,. i,i,.i, .,n view with Premier Asquith which will be refused A grea ,oree of police has been de- ailed to keep order. The genera pub- lie no longer views the suflragette hi-- tivities with its former tolerance and the presence of the police is needed to " protect the suffragettes themsel from the anger of the crowd. WAITING ON TOLLS BILL ASSOCIATED I'HESS IlISPATCIt WASHINGTON, June 9. The treaty between Colombia and the Cnite-d States has heeii in the hands cf the state department for some time, but Bryan announced recently it will not be sent to the senate for ratification until after the Panama ci.nal tolls exemption repeal bill has been disposed of. o JEANETTE WORSTED jwest with rising temperatures along . i the Atlantic coast tomorrow. a-ssociated pp.Ess DispATOHl I Chicago's temperature rose from 92 NEW ORLEANS June 9. Joe Jean- i Monday to 96 today, while in Spring ette of Boston was outpointed by Har-j field. III., the mercury soared to a ry' Wills of New Orleans, in a ten ' hundred. Other points throughout the round no decision bout. nrnnnn n nnn ntuunu tluliu THREATEKED BY KlP'illCel'S Workilltr Oil I71"U1'' -i, a mm IjCVCeS JiCJlort lliere i-n- n Thlllf-pi" Xeedlt'S alld Imperial Vallev MaY be Inundated f ASSOCIATED PKESS- DISPATCH 1 KL CENTRO, June 9. The possi bility of a record June flood in the Col orado River is keeping engineers of tlie Imperial valley canal system and the United States reclamation service busy on the levee below Yuma. Army en- Keeping tne oeruow ol me v.o.o.auo ' Irom pouring northward from the voi- cano lake into the new river gorge. J ne water is wiiuiii cihol iuuics the top of the levee, but the worst that could happen would be a temporary cutting off of water from the kinds west of the new river. There is no danged of inundating the Imperial val- ley. ! Tlie current of the river is now set- ; ting tow ard the east bank below the ' Imperial beading, but engineers of the Yuma irrigation project report they are j holding it in check and the flood will (probably be held between the levees. I and prevented from inundating the Yu- ma valley or breaking over into the 1 main Imperial valley irrigation canal. I No warning of an unusual flood came ': irj.m the upper Colorado River and conditions on the watershed did not ' indicate an abnormal "run off." At Needles NEEDLES. June 9. The shiftinc of : i the current of the Colorado River has i thrown the stream against the Needle s , side at a point where considerable dum- i age was done two years ago. The San- ... i.e ;o .-tnt.., .to... . . i ' 1- .-.. iisLi.rniiiK un uifti; tnu e . - .mule ... i.-itt. ,.i..,n.;n n'i.A . . I lowlands on tne Arizona side of the ! ... , , . . , i river are flooded and the river is level 1 vvitl, s h.,nks 1)lt llas f thre(. .hm t he I a0 1 1 ! 1 COLORADO I Heat Brings Death f ASSOCIATE!. PItESS DISPATCH! WASHINGTON. June 9. Intense heat that caused sul'feiing in densely populated districts continued through- out that part of the country between jthe Missouri valley and the Allegheny i mountains. The weather bureau has I predicted warm weather in the middle I middle west have sweltered under YEAR'S CROPS AHEAD OF TEN AVERAGE Composite Condition of Many Important Agricul tural Products of United States Shows Heavier Production Than in 1913 WINTER WHEAT MOST PROMISING This Year it Stands at Head of List at 14.7 Per Cent Above As Com pared With 7.6 Below Last Year ASSOCIATED PBESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, June 9. Tlie composite condition of many impor tant crops in the United States on June 1, was about 2.2 above the ten year average for that date, the department of agriculture has an nounced. Last year on June 1 the condition was 1.2 bleow. The most promising crop this year was winter wheat with a condition of 14.7 above its ten year average, while cotton stood at the bottom of the list, with 7.6 below. The con dition of other crops as expressed in the percentage o their ten year average, was: apples, 110.8; alfalfa, 1C8.6; sugar beets, 106.5; barley, 106; hemp, 104.8; peavs, 104.7; rye, 104.3; peaches, 104.2; raspberries, 103.7; cantaloupes, 102.6; spring wheat, -02; lima beans, 101.7; hay (all), 101.5; oats, 101; blackberries, 100.5; pas ture, 99.8; onions, 98.3; cabbages, 97.5; watermelons, 96.6; sugar cane, 95.5; clover, 95. Corn, potatoes, tobacco, flax and rice were not included in the report. The following figures indicate the general cop conditions on June 1, in each state, 100 representing the ten year average of all crops reported on: Maine, 102.9; New Hampshire, 102.7; Vermont, 100.3; Massachusetts 102; Rhode Island, 103.1; Connecti cut, 98.7; New York, 100.6; New Jer sey, 102.9; Pennsylvania, 105; Dela ware, 103.9; Maryland, 106.4; Virgin ia, 96.7; West Virginia, 106.1; No'.-th Carolina, 93.3; South Carolina, 98.8; Florida, 95.9; Ohio, lOS.S; Indiana, 103: Illinois, 92.9; Michigan, 106.5; vrisconsin, 104.8; Minnesota, 103.6; Iowa, 100.8; Missouri, 92.2; North j xebras'ka, III.3; Kansas, 122.9; Ken- tucky, 104.6; Tennessee, 97.1; Ala- bama, 104.6; -Mississippi, lus.a, Louisiana, 102.2; Texas, 86.5; Okla homa, 101.6; Arkansas, 99.7; Mon tana, 98.9; Wyoming, 103.2; Colorado. 108.2; New Mexico, 107; Arizona, 102.6; Utah, 105.9; Nevada, 104.5; Idaho, 103.2; Washington, 100.4; Or egon, 103.8; California, 114.1. Average prices to producers June 1 were lowe; on a number of articles than the average of the last five years on that date. Wheat averaged .8444 a bushel compared with the five-year average, .986. Oats, bar ley, rye, flax, hay, potatoes and but. ter showed varying decreases. Com, buckwheat, cotton, chickens and eggs brought slightly higher average prices. o IMPERFECT COMMUNICATION Senor Zubaran Insists Delay in Re ply Is Because Word Hard to Receive ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, June 9. Senor Zubavan, constitutionalist represen tative in Washington, announced to night that he has been unsuccessful again in his efforts to get into di rect telegraphic communication with Caranza at Saltillo and as a result it is probable that no word from the first chief with regard to mediation negotiations will be received before tomorrow. Zubaran denied the "in timations" that the delay of the con- ' stitutionalist government in making ! know n its attitude toward mediation was a "mere ettort to gain time and declared the delay was entirely ' dim to imnerfeef communication. i - T GIBBONS BEATS BROWN ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH) BOSTON, June 9. Mike Gibbons of St. Paul was awarded a decision over George "Knockout" Brown of Chicago in twelve rounds. In The Middle West similar conditions. The Atlantic coast cities escaped the heat wave because of cooling winds. In Washington the temperature dropp I from 96 Monday to 74. associated press dispatch CHICAGO, June 9. Three deaths, and a score of prostrations were re ported to the police on the first day of the first hot wave of the year. The official temperature on the street is 98 degrees, one degree less than the June record while a hu midity record of .60 added to the general discomfort.