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VOL. XXV. NO. 28
No Longer Any Doubt the
American G o vein in e n t
Believes Only Solution is
Selection wf Constitution
alist President
Justice Lamar and Fred
erick "VV. Lehman Make
It Clear That Washington
Government Has No Pref
though there were no conferences
today between the mediators and the
American and Mexican delegates, it
Is apparent that things are making
for a titanic struggle in diplomacy
between the United States and the
Huerta government during the com
ing week.
There is no longer any doubt in
the minds of the mediators or the
Mexican delegates that the American
government believes the only solu
tion of the present tangle is to
place the executive power in the
hands of a broadminded constitution
alist through peaceful negotiations,
rather than to have the inevitable to
occur, a military conquest of Mexico
City with the possibility of inter
national complications through in
juries to foreigners.
On the highest authority it be
came known today that the Unite!
States informed the mediators in un
equivocal language that it contem
plated favoring a constitutionalist
for provisional president.
Justice Lamar and Frederick W.
Lehman made it clear that the
Washington government itself has no
preference for persons or parties,
but that in fovming its judgment on
tile most feasible and certain way
to bring peace to Mexico, it had
come to the conclusion that control
must be given to the constitutional
ists. On no other terms will the
constitutionalist force lay down their
The discussion of names, it is be
lieved, will develop soon what policy
the United States will be forced to
pursue, for the Mexican delegates
have shown no inclination as yet to
accept a constitutionalist.
Huerta's delegates have suggested
no names thus far, adopting a recep
tive attitude toward the American
government's suggestions. The
Amevican delegates are waiting for
the Washington government to learn
who will be acceptable to them.
Still Hape for Peace
WASHINGTON, June 14 Admitting
that the Mexican situation at Niagara
Falls is now at its most critical stage,
having reached the point where the
personnel of the provisional govern
ment to succeed Huerta must be se
lected, Washington officials are nev
ertheless hopeful of ultimate peace and
are still insistant that the negotiations
are progressing satisfactorily.
Today the proposal of the Mexican
delegates, together with the name of
their particular candidate for the pro
visional presidency is reported to have
been submitted to President Wilson
and Secretary Bryan. As far as could
be learned, the Washington adminis
tration still held to its de.sire that the
provisional president should be a man
acceptable to the constitutionalists.
The arrival in Washington todav of
Pedro Del Villar, an associate of Gen
eral Felix Diaz, led to the renewal of
reports that Huerta and Diaz are seek
ing to reach an agreement.
Making Desperate Resistance
SALTILLO, June 14. Zacatecas is
making desperate resistance to General
Natera and although the constitution
alists captured Guadalupe, Mercedes
and Grillo and suburbs, they were re
pulsed with a heavy loss at the forti
fied hill at La. Buffa, one of the strong
est defenses of the town.
Natera reported to Carranza that his
charges met with withering artillery
fire from the federal defenses.
His men are not discouraged with
the check, it is reported and Natera is
Marriage Explains Why
Electoral Vote Delayed
(Special to The Republican)
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 14. The
mystery surrounding the delay in re
cording Arizona's vote for Woodrow
Wilson at the electoral college was
solved last night, seventeen months
after the inauguration of President
Wilson, when W. T. Webb of Pima,
Arizona, and Miss Clara Noelke of
4037 Kennerly avenue, were married
at her home by Rev. I. T. Shields.
Webb, an Arizona democratic elector,
started for Washington with the
cemocratic electoral ballots of the
state, but did not arrive at the time
the votes should have been cast.
After the wires had burned with
telegrams and phone messages and
all means to locate the missing
elector had failed, a certified copy
of the original vote was prepared
Miners Return
To Work After
Riots In Butte
BUTTK, June 14. Several hundred
miners returned to work, following
yesterdays riots. A crowd took two
prisoners out of the city jail. Threats
were made to lynch two deputy sher
iffs, but they were rescued by the po
lice. Members of the newly appointed ex
ecutive committee of the insurgent
miners constituting themselves a law
and order committee informed the agi
tators that no more disorder would be
tolerated. Governor Stewart has ar
rived to investigate the situation.
Guard in Readiness
HELENA, June 14. Ten companies
of Montana National Guard have been
ordered held in readiness for service in
Mount Lassen
Is Now World's
Newest Volcano
RED BLUFF, Cal., June 4. Mount
Lassen, at the foot of the Cascade
range, in two eruptions of fire and
smoke, became the newest volcano in
the world.
Two new craters have been formed.
The mountain has been emitting
steam and vapor for some time.
Lance Graham, a lumberman, ven
tured too near the cloud of smoke as
it shot two thousand feet into the air
and a jagged lock sawed him nearly
in two. He died soon after.
Of eight members of his party, one
was seriously bruised by rocks. Six of
the party saved themselves by bury
ing their faces in the snow.
awaiting reinforcements sent him from
Torreon by Villa, whose arrival has
been delayed by railroad washouts and
heavy rains along the National rail
ways. Villa Says No Trouble
TORREON, June 14 "Nothing has
happened between General Carranza
and myself that will in any way in
terfere with the military program,"
decelared General Villa, when asked
today regarding the rumors that
thieve is friction between him ami
General Carranza.
Questioned as to the intimation
that he failed to rush troops to aid
General Natera at Zacatecas, Villa
"The truth of the matter is they
wanted me to have troops there in
two days, when it was barely pos
sible to get them there in five. The
condition of the railroad was such
that better perfovmances would be
Villa was adverse to discussing the
results of General Natera's attack
on Zacatecas.
"I am now mobilizing my troops
and in a few days and will present
mem in person to the federals," said
Villa. "All of the troops are well
supplied with munitions."
The force which Villa will use In
his campaign against Zacatecas,
toward which his forces are now
moving, has a strength of nearly
26,000 men, it is estimated by lead
ers here. This is exclusive of the
large infantry force of about 16,000
which Villa announced he is about
to raise.
WASHINGTON, June 14. The fact
that the Huerta government has ac
tive representatives in Washington
working for the best interests of the
dictator in the progress of mediation,
became known today when it devel
oped that Charles A. Towne, a New
York attorney and former United
States senator from Minnesota, had
been retained by the Mexico City re-
i nu t-'Ml
j or several days. He has had two con-
(Continued on Page Three.)
and rushed to the capitol. During
this flurry of excitement, Webb was
in St. Louis most of the time court
ing Miss Noelke, and when he finally
departed he took with him her prom
ise of marriage.
He has been in the city several
days and jokingly denied last night
that he arrived nearly a week in
advance of the date for the cere
mony in order that he would be on
time. Miss Noelke is a daughter of
the late Joseph Noelke, who was a
warm personal friend of Congress
man Richard Barthold. Today the
couple departed for San Fvanclsco.
and after a tour of. the western
coast probably will reside at Pima.
They met two years ago while she
was attending school at ,San Fran
cisco. The bride is 25, handsome and
Light is Thrown
Wireless Mystery
of Reported Stranding of
Pacific Mail Steamer on
Mav 1
The Persia's Call is M. B.
S. and This Might Easily
Be Mistaken for the Fam
ous Prayer of the High
TOKIO, June 14. iSome light has
been thrown upon the "wireless"
mystery of the reported stranding
of the Pacific mail steamer Siberia, I
May 1, off the coast of Formosa,
yet not enough to say that the mys
tery has been cleared. "While people
in two hemispheres were in areau
that the vessel had sunk, and a
dozen warships were searching vain
ly, the Siberia sailed into Manila
bay, saying that there must have
been some mistake, as she had had
no accident whatsoever.
The company officials here believe
that the confusion was caused by the
signal of the Persia being mistaken
for the international distress signal
SOS," while the Siberia was giving
her position to the Persia, and they
explain in detail their reasoning. But
the Japanese operator at the Ozesaki
land station insists that he really
heard the distress signal which
claimed to come from the Siberia.
He sai l he did not think the signal
"MBS" (the name of the Persia)
could be mistaken by a trained op
erator for "SOS."
No word has come to Japan yet
from the captain of the Siberia, giv
ing his log or any theory as to the
mystery. Always admitting the Si
beria log may afford light, the 'Pa
cific Mail company officials offer this
explanation, which was first sug
gested by the wireless operator of
the Persia:
The "SOS" distress is: Three dots,
three dashes and three lots, thus:
. . . S, O, . . . S.
The Persia call (MBS) is two
dashes, one dash with three dots,
and three dots. It would be sent
this wav: M. ... B, ... S.
The static condition being bad it
is thought the operator at Ozesaki
picked up "S," the last letter of
"MBS." Then he caught the two
dashes of "M" and joined them to
the dash of the letter "B." The
final three dots of the letter "B"
gave him his "S" and he had "SOS."
Under this theory, the spacing be
tween the dashes must have been
irregular or shortened by the dots
being lengthened.
Having found this explanation in
an effort to get at a solution of the
mystery, the steamship officials ad
mit that it does not explain the si
lence of the Siberia on May 1. after
II. e reported accident, when through
out the day the high-power appa
ratus on the Japanese and Formosa
coasts and on the British warships
Minotaur and Yarmouth, as well as
on the American warships Wilming
ton and Galveston, were unable to
get any answer from the Siberia.
It was this silence that led to the
reports that the Siberia had sunk.
The company thinks it may have
been due to atmospheric conditions
which permitted communications be
tween the Siberia and the Persia,
but not with other ships.
The stories of the various persons
and ships concerned with the Siberia
affair form an interesting narative.
The' distress message, suposed' to
come from the Siberia, was received
at 5:10 a. m. May 1. The log of the
Persia shows that at' 5:50 a. m.
I that day the Persia received a mes
sage from the Siberia. At 8:30 a. m.
she exchanged positions with the
Siberia; at 9:50 a. m. she receievd
two messages from the Siberia, and
at 1:35 p. m. the Persia sent two.
The captain of the Persia continues
his narrative:
At two o'clock in the afternoon
(May J) the Siberia was sighted and
the two steamers passed each other
at a very short distance. They were
then 11 miles south of Cape Bojea
dor, or about 260 miles south of the
position in which the Siberia was
reported to be in distress. Another
message from the .Siberia was ex
pected by those on the Persia at 8
o'clock that evening (May 1), but
this was not received.
At 1:10 o'clock the following morn
ing (May 2) the Persia received a
wireless message from the British
warship Yarmouth that the Siberia
was "all right." This message natur
ally puzzled those on board the Per
sia, for they could not understand
why such a message should have
been considered necessary. Twenty
minutes later, at half past one, the
Persia received a wireless from Nag
asaki saying that the Siberia was in
distress at a point 22.40 north and
121.10 east, namely, 751 miles north
of Manila. The Persia's officers real
ized that there had been some mis-
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Eloquent Tributes to "Old J
Glory'' and History of the;
Star-Spangled Banner Are ;
Spoken in Annual Cele-,
hration of B. P. 0. E.
With music and a spoken tribute j
and a general display of the Stars
and Stripes throughout the city, Phoe- !
nix yesterday celebrated the 137th '
birthday of Old Glory. References to
the day were made from the pulpits, !
and in a number of churches the day t
was further observed by the singing of j
America. In the afternoon, impressive
exercises were held at the Elks' thea
ter, which were largely attended by
members of that order and their
The observance of Flag Day by the
B. P. O. Elks is an annual affair and
this year the program was one of
special merit. Sentiments of highest
patriotism and loyalty to the flag and
all that it stands for were expressed
in fitting words and made doubly im
pressive by reason of the splendid mu
sic by the First Regiment band and
the elaborate decorations of flags and
After the "Star Spangled Banner,"
played as an overture, the introduc
tory exercises by the exalted ruler and
officers of the order were carried out.
Following prayer by Chapjlain Cas
sidy, Hon. Sidney P. Osborn, secretary
of State, gave the history of the flag
from the time of its origin and design
by Betsy Ross down through the
changing scenes of history to the
present time. In closing he made ref
erence to the newest and brightest
star in the field of blue and to the
part of the newest state in the nation.
The altar services were particularly
impressive, and the massing of the na
tional colors at the front of the stage
in the form of a liberty bell was beau
tiful. At their conclusion, the Elks'
tribute to the flag was delivered by A.
Guy Als'ap, secretary of Phoenix lodge,
who held the close attention of the
audience throughout.
The patriotic address was delivered
by Assistant County Attorney C. M.
PatriOandy, who chose for his subject
"Trie Patriotism." Mr. Gandy said in
"Of the flags of all lands, to ours
is the most glorious tradition, and be
neath its folds the most wonderful
enlevements. All that we are and hope
to be, all that we have and may
have, the splendors of our national
existence, the simple joys of the fire
side, and the opportunity to realize
our material hopes and aspirations:
all are vouchsafed to us by this flag
and that for which it stands.
"It was born amid the travail of
war; on a hundred sodden fields its
streaming folds have waved In tri
umph over the living and the dead,
and yet it leads us ever onward in
the ways of peace. It was first au
thorized by the same congress that
signed the Declaration of Indepen
dence: designed by the commander-in-chief
of the army, and fashioned
by the hand of a widow of the Rev-
Mixed Quartette
Turns Up After j
Night In Launch
AVALON', Santa Catalina. Calif. j
Footsore and hungry, George Carter, !
James Forrest and their two girl com- j
p.inions, who spent last night adrift I
in a launch, walked into Avalon. They j
managed to work the launch into one j
of the small harbors on the seaward
side of Catalina Island. j
They abandoned the launch and j
then walked over the steep hills and
rough roar's to Avalon. They suffered
severely, walking in their bare feet. :
In tiieir weakened condition they
were able to give but meager details
of their experience. I
oiution. and fiist officially used by I
the American forces at the siege of
Fort Stanwix. And, though it thrills j
with patriotic pride to recount in !
song and story the deeds of valor I
and victories won upon the field of j
name, yet l-'eace hath her victories
no less renowned than war.' And
the peaceful lullaby of the mother
crooning at eve o'er her babe wjll
still soften the heart and thrill the
soul of man when all the mad arts
of war shall have been long for
botten. "Of course, as long as there is need
of war, there will lie war, and there
are many who believe that it is no
time to talk of beating swords into
plowshres and spears into piuning
hooks when AiiM-ricans are wantonly
robbed and slain and their women
outraged almost on our very borders.
Since our celebration of this day
a year ago. conditions in the Repub
lic to the south of us have become
well nigh intolerable: our flag has
been openly insulted and the official
representatives of out government
have been cast into prison. To the
great mass of the Mexican people we
are cowards, seeking only territorial
aggression. Order should be restored
in Mexico and our lost prestige re
gained by peace if possible, but
by war if necessaiy, and the world
should know that this flag, which
comes to us as a sacred heritage of
the mingled blood of north and south
is not a rag to be spit upon with
impunity, and that it protects law-abiding
Americans in every quarter of
the globe. It would have been of
untold value both to Mexico and to
us in the years to come if the lesson
taught at Vera Cruz could have been
speedily extended to other parts of
that country. The example set is in
the way to conduct a free government
in this age of civilization, and the
lesson taught is that our people and
our flag must be respected and that,
though powerful in war. we seek not
territory, but ' the enthronement of
justice, law and order. We can only
hope that things will right them
selves and that we will emerge even
tually the conquerors of Mexico's re
spect and good will without being
conquerors of her country.
We may be too impatient, -for we
must bear in mind the long, dark
way the average Mexican has come
and the utter hopelessness of his ex
istence. Even while the fire of
righteous indignation burns within us,
let us be charitable.
Charity is a wonderful virtue. "It
caunteth not itself and is not puffed 1
true patriotism to which I referred
and one of the cardinal principles of
this order. There are some who
wrongly interpret the saying, "Charity
(Continued on Page Three)
Imperial Potentate and
Great' Caravan of Illus
trious Xobles Will Make
fnifpie Sojourn With El
Zaribah Xobles
The greatest gathering in the his
tory of Arizona Nobles of the Mystic
Shrine is promised for the 24th day of
next September when Imperial Poten
tate Frederick R. Smith, and a galaxy
of members of the imperial council will
exemplify the work of the, order upon
the sands of the bottom of the Grand
Canyon of Arizona in the presence of
delegations ' from the temples of the
shrine in California, Texas, New Mex
ico, Arizona and Colorado. Already the
invitation has gone forth and been ac
cepted by the imperial potentate who
will shortly begin a great journey
through the entire west and southwest,
beginning at Saint Paul, Minn, on Sep
tember 6 next and ending- at Winnipeg,
Canada on October 1!), and taking in
during the trip all the important cities
that are situated in a circle the outer
edge of which reaches both Phoenix and
San Francisco.
Further than this, the visit made by
Imperial Potentate Smith to Arizona
will be the first official sojourn of the
head of all shrinedom to Arizona since
the temple here was organized. Be
side himself there w ill be a long list of
notables from all parts of thecountry.
Included in this party will be Henry
F. Niedringhuus of Moolah Temple, St.
Louis, who is imperial chief Rabban;
William S. Brown of Syria Temple,
Pittsburg, imperial treasurer; Benj. W.
Rowell of Aleppa Temple, Boston,
Mass., imperial recorder; and Elias J.
Jacoby of Murat Temple, Indianapolis,
imperial high priest and prophet. Will
O. Washburn of osman Temple, St.
Paul has charge of routing the party.
The telegram confirming the visit of
the distinguished shriner and his party
was received by Shirley Christy, illust
rious potentate of El Zaribah, the
Phoenix shrine, and arrangements w ere
immediately started to make the event
the greatest in the history of the work
in Arizona and unique in the history
of the entire order.
Potentate Smith is illustrious poten-
Proclamation Of Republic
Made Part Of Italian Strike
ROME, June 14. The outstanding
feature in the general strike situa
tion was the news received at the
capital of the proclamation of an Ital
ian republic by the people of several
towns bordering on the Adriatic in
northeastern Italy. Ten thousand sol
diers are gradually being spread
throughout the province and it is ex
pected that a day or two . will see or
der restored. The threatened railroad
strike throughout Italy has been abandoned.
(jOmmittPft ot Pinerncians
Who Went to Globe to
Confer on Improvement
of Scenic Highway is
Practically Assured South
ern Pacific Will Route
Exposition Travel This
Way and Advertise Sec
tion Extensively
"Very satisfactory conference to
day with Gila county board of su
pervisors and citizens of Globe. Now
j assured that road will be put in
first class condition. Globe people
show determination to provide ade
quate hotel accommodations if as
sured of traffic. Will advise fully
by letter."
This is the way A. L. Moore,
president of the Phoenix board of
trade, and Dwight B. Heard, in a
night letter to Charles S. Fee, gen
eral passenger agent of the Southern
Pacific, at San Francisco, summed
up the result of the enthusiastic
meetings in Globe on Saturday,
when the proposed improvement of
the Roosevelt highway was prac
tically assured. That ten thousand
tourists will be routed in 1915 by
the Southern Pacific over this scenic
route from Globe to Phoenix, via
the Roosevelt dam is practically
certain now, for Mr. Fee, upon tho
occasion of his visit here a few
days ago gave his promise that tho
railroad would feature this auto
mobile side trip in connection with
its transcontinental travel during
the great Pacific coast expositions,
if the people of Maricopa and Gila
counties would first place the Roose
velt road in first class shape and
would provide adequate hotel ac
commodations and eating places
along the route.
At the conference in Globe, which
was attended by Pat Rose, represent
ing the Gila county board of super
visors, and the citizens of Globe
generally, the entire situation was
gone into thoroughly and every re
quirement of the railroad was com
plied with. This means that early
this fall work will be commenced
upon the long stretches of roadway
between this city and the Gila capi
tal, and that before many weeks
thereafter there will be presented
one of the greatest scenic boule
vards in the world, perfect under
wheel and pleasing to the eye and
I the imagination. It will be a maker
' of friends for Central Arizona, and
!an education to those who have
j never before been privileged to make
j the inspiring trip.
Bubbling over with enthusiasm
over the aparent success of their
mission, W. S. Humbert, H. Clay
j Parker and Dwight B. Heard re
I turned last evening from the con
jfcrence. They had naught but
I words of praise for the supervisors
j of Gila county and the citizens of
i Globe, who, they admitted, met them
' more than half way in the plan to
1 bring the cream of the Southern
j Pacific's exposition travel through
the beauty spots of the sister coun
ties. They even told of personal
sacrifices agreed to by the Gilaites
! in the way of deferring the services
I of convict road builders until a
I later date in order that those ser
vices might be utilized in the work
of placing the Roosevelt work in
the best possible condition.
"The meeting was most enthusiastic
and harmonious," said Mr. Hum -
(Continued on Page Three.)
tate of Damascus Shrine of Rochester,
x' v iiin cwnnd shrbiA oreranized in
j the United States. For several years
he has been prominent in the imperial
council and was elected at the recent
meeting of the shrine at Atlanta-
Special trains will be run from Phoe
nix, El Paso and Albuquerque and San
Francisco to take in the great doings.
Among the plans will be the journey
down the trail of the full planopied
hosts, winding down the sides of the
great gash in the earth fully a mile to
the sandy spot where the work will be
The most serious situation exists in
the province of Ravenna, where vil
lages and small towns are being ruled
by local republican committees which
have armed the inhabitants, thus giv
ing the ignorant masses the impres-
i sinn that anv kind of violence, will b
Churches and clubs have been
sacked or burned, but in the case of
private residences the revolutionists
have asked the owners' permission to
take possession of their belongings.

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