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VOL. XXV. NO. 30
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Suit of Judge R. E. Sloan
Against Everybody's Set
tled After Ridgeway Com
pany Finds Itself' With
out Slightest Defense
An Unknown Money Con
sideration and a Complete
Retraction of Blighton
Article to Be Printed in i
August Everybody's
The libel suit of Judge Richard K.
Sloan against the Ridgeway Publishing
company, growing out of the publica
tion of an article by Frank II. Bligh
ton in Everybody's Magazine, in April,
of last year was settled yesterday
by the agreed upon payment to Judge
Sloan of a substantial sum, the amount
of which has not been divulged, and an
agreement to publish in the August
number of Everybody's a complete re
traction of the damaging statement
contained in the Blighton article.
Suit was instituted promptly after
the publication and the Ridgeway
company filed an answer which was
still more libelous than the original
article, indicating that the com
pany was determined to make a
stubborn fight, for more than the
money involved in the action was at
stake. The reputation of the maga
zine was concerned.
The publishing company has since
made the most searching investigation
of the record of Judge Sloan and its
attorneys were compelled to admit at
last that they had found nothing
on which the Blighton article could
have, been based. They therefore
asked for a settlement which has been
pending: for several days.
The Blighton attack was made in
an article under the caption, 'Tncle
Sam, lawbreaker" purporting to dis
close irregularites in the conduct of
the reclamation service. Judge Sloan
was particularly attacked in connec
tion with thecontraet between the
government and the Pacific Gas and
Electric company which it was charg
ed had been furthered by Judge Sloan
while governor, acting as counsel for
the Salt River Valley Waters Users'
Association. The character of the con
tract as described by Blighton was
such, that t assert that any man had
had any part in it would be regarded
by the readers' of the publication, un
familiar with the contract and the
facts in the case, as a serious indict
ment of him. As a matter of fact, the
contract was entered into long before
the relation of Judge Sloan with the
water usep' association was estab
lished. The Blighton article went farther,
outside of any possible shortcomings
of 1'ncle Sam, with which the writer
was supposed to be dealing and reiter
ated the libelous charges which had
been made against Judge Sloan while
his nomination for United States dis
trict judge was pending in the sen
ate. The first surprising thing was that
a magazine of the standing of Every
body's should print so damaging an as
sault upon a man of Judge Sloan's
prominence without an investigation of
the charges and without, at least, a
slight investigation of the character
and reputation of the man making
them. Hardly less was the surprise
that without investigation the maga
zine shoidd make such an answer
weeks after the libel .suit had been 1
The retraction feature of the settle- I
ment is unique. It is not recalled that j
any great magazine has ever before
made such, a sweeping retraction,
though newspapers in the hurry' of
publication, lacking the time to inves
tigate dangerous matter have fre
quently been compelled to do so on
the discovery of error.
PARIS, June 16. The death toll of
yesterday's tempest stands at eight
tonight. Eight persons have disap
peared so far as known, and seventy
were injured through the collapse of
sections of Paris streets. One of the
finest quarters of Paris would hardly
be recognized, so extensive was the
wreckage caused by the storm. The
police, are keeping back curious spec
tators i fear of further slides of earth.
Says Collier's Prow Passed
Through Steamer's Boilers
associated press dispatch
QUEBEC, June It!. Testimony
amplifying the known conditions with
regard to the cause of the disaster
to the Empress of Ireland in the St.
Lawrence river on May 2ft was
brought out at today's opening ses
sion of the investigation commission,
of which Lord Mersey of the P.ritish
houso of peers, is chairman.
So far, tho main arguments of
Captain Kendall of the Empress of
Ireland, that he was stationary when
PRESCOTT, Jump 16. D. M.
Clark, county superintendent, was
i ariested late today on charges of
! graft, the specific accusation be
' ing the padaiing of his payrolls.
Clark conducted a hoarding house
I at road camps as private enter
! prises and secured money to pay
I the cooks by' putting their names
! on the county payroll as road la
j borers, it is alleged. It is also
I alleged he has been indulging in
I illegal practice for six months.
Chi ik was later released on J4.""0
I bail.
Alaskan Volcano
Is Thought To
Be In Eruption
SEWARD, June IB. The light fall
of sulphur dust here last night has
caused the belief that Mount Katmai,
the great volcano on the Alaska pen
insula, three hundred miles west of
hero, is again in eiuption.
The sulphur dust followed an un
usually dark day during which the
Sky was overcast with heavy clouds
high in the air. Reports from Valdez
say that a severe earthquake shock
was felt there last night, but
seismic disturbance was noted here.
Commission Form
0. K. Mayor Youngs
Wires Maryland
Hagerstoun, Maryland, is today
lidding an election on the commis
sion form of government. The fame
of phoenix as one of the most re
cent of cities to adopt the commis
sion form brought a request from
tie Hagerstown Herald to Mayor
Yfiimp- lasi evening, for his views
up on the success or failure of the
to Phoenix.
Here is what Mayor Young
in repl'. :
"Your message regarding the com
mission form of government re
ceived. All reports as to its being
a failure in Phoenix are absolutely
untrue. While the commission form
is new here and has just been vie-
iouslv attacked bv the politicians.
commission government as applied."""'"- "' .......
the commission form is coming forth ; of respectable ani prosperous parents,
victorious from the assault. After :1!t if is only fair to say the niripor
the people make a few changes in I 'ty are poor, coarse and ignorant w ith
the charter which the practical ap- j
plication oi government lias
to the commission should be made
ard which at the proper time will
be referred and the people will un
doubetedly make these changes.
"There will be none so ignorant as
to wish for a moment a return to the
old form of government. The Phoenix
form of government is more of a man
agerial form than a commission,
though it has been in torce only since
April 7.
"The economies that are being ef
fected are really wonderful. A most
viscious attack has been made by the
politicians, assisted by the deluded few.
But if an elec tion were to be held to
morrow undoubtedly the people would
sustain the charter form of govern
ment by a larger majority than at the
original election.
"The politicians have advertised the
city far and wide and the charter
form of government as being a fail
ure, but tell your good people not to
be fooled, for the charter form of
government under the proper kind of
charter is the best yet devised and ! member the days of your own youth.
Phoenix now the best citv in the south- The influences that protected you will
west. Under the beneficent form of ln tne end save them
charter irovernmenf annli.-d nnd en- 2. "You can give them healthy and
forceal hv hamest men loviallv backed
by the good people of Phoenix we hope !
soon to make Phaienix the model and
the peer of any city on earth. Success
to your election and the charter form
of government.
bassador De Gama of Brazil, adviced
tonight from Washington that the case
of Luis Terrazas, Jr., wealthy land
owner who si held in prison by the
constitutionalists, has been referred by
Secretary Bryan to George Carothers.
now special consular representative of
this government in northern Mexico.
Carothers will convey to Carranza an
urgent appeal nat to sacrifice the life
of Terrazas because of the failure to
gain the big ransom demanded.
zona.: Fair anal warmer.
rammed by the. collier Storstad and
of the owners of the collier that the
' Empress placed herself in front of
j the Norwegian vessel, which had the
; right of way, were only emphasized.
New chapters illustrating the hor
( ror of the disaster were added by
Kendall in the testimony, the most
'startling being his description of how
a sheet of flame burst from the Km.
t press after she was rammed, the
I prow of the collier evidently pene
j trating clear through her boilers.
George J. Kneeland Points
Out to Delegates of Gen
eral Federation Result of
Probe of Commercialized
Many Come from Good
Homes and Would Be
Amenable to Kindly In
fluence and Teachings of
Life's Mvsterie.s
CHICAGO, June 1G. George J.
Kneeland, director of the department J
of investigation of the American So- j
cial Hvgiene Association, did some I
. plain talking to the delegates to the
General Federation of Women's clubs.
His remarks were based on the statis
tics gathered by his investigators. He
found the prolific source of supply of
commercialized vice from girls between
the ages of fifteen and eighteen years,
the dangerous age of the development
of racial instinct and that a startling
minority of these come trom homes
ther than those of poverty and ignor-
Kneeland said that dancing and im-
, passioned love scenes on the stage in
tensified the sex appeal.
Kneelands' agents in last year have
gathered complete histories of three
hundred girls not yet professionally
immoral but well started on the down
ward path. Contrary to the general
! impression and reports of some inves-
4 itr.j t , .,'. lli-it 41, a inrilt' ..f iVlcun
girls are teenle-minaleil or subnormal.
Kneeland said the majority of the
gills are quite intelligent.
"Some of them," he asserted, "come
from such homes as yours; some live
at home in idleness and ease." We
nave letters from them showing mark
ed intelligence and facility of expres
sion. You will agree with me they
are typical American girls, daughters
wide knowledge of evil and little
I conception of good.
All through the reports of the agent.'- '
the speaker found certain character- i
istics among the girls. They were re- j
hellions toward home and parents:
they are suspicious and scornful of j
boy friends whom they call "boobs." '
Desiring secrecy, they prefer to meet
strangers and married men.
"They shrink from exposure, and
while they present an innocent and de
mure front to their friends, they show
themselves in their true colors to 1
strangers,' said the speaker. "Strang- I
ers come and go, and married men are
like people living in glass houses, they 1
He gave the following suggestions i
to club women to aid girls j
1. "Find these girls in your own
town. Then, having found them, you '
can attach yourselves to them with .
bands of love, and understanding. But
you nay, I don't know how to begin. I
don'', know how to act toward them
or what to say. The way to know
them !s to study your own heart, re-
Instructions to the mystery of
You can warn them of diseases
and the crimes of abortion. Knowl
edge must drive out ignorance. The
evil must be supplanted by good.
3. "Each one of you can have a
powerful influence in providing amuse
ments In your own community where
the sex appeal is eliminated.
4. "You can use your influence to
bring about better economic and in
dustrial conditions si that fathers can
be masters in their own homes; so
that young men can marry early in
6. "Teach ignorant mothers and
fathers so that they will love and un
derstand their children more than thev
6. "Teach boys and young men to
honor womanhood. Make them real
ize that young girls represent more
than half of all the future generations,
that upon them depend the health and j
power of the race; that to injure a
girl is a crime against unborn genera
tions. Men must learn to sacrifice
themselves, if need be for the good
of the race.
"And last, use your influence to
restore to the home the simple, yet
paiwerftil protection which grows out
of the belief in the religion of our
"The most complete solution of a
man's or woman's sex problem lies in
vital, personal relationship to the in
finite and eternal God. This we must
teach our sons and daughters."
Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, of Tex
as, was re-elected and the entire tick
et of the nominating committee was
elected without opposition.
Miss Margaret Woodrow Wilson,
daughter of the president, led the del
egates in the singing of Edwin Mark
ham's song, "Brotherhood." When Mrs.
Pennybacker introduced Miss Wilson,
the throng of delegates arose and wav
ed and cheered her fully ten minutes.
Mayor Duncan Orders All I
Saloons Closed for Forty-!
eight Hours Pending the!
Result of
( 'oiiservatives'
Ul'TTE. June Hi. Butte,
scene of riots for two days,
quiet again today. The citizens.
the J
was j
how- I
ever, awaited
ments tonight
anxiously for develop
wha n it was announc-
ed that a meeting of the conserva
tives of the Butte local of the Wes
tern Fa-deration of Miners was to be
held. .Mayor Duncan, in an effort to
prevent trouble, ordered all saloons
claised at 6 o'clock tonight, ami to
remain closed until Thursday morn
ing. He also ordered the discontinu
ance of the sale af firearms.
Seceders ol the miners' union are
expanded to hold their meeting to
morrow night and vote on the ajues
tion af showing union cards at the
mines. The mayor, therefore, made,
his closing order to saloons to extend
beyond the time which seceders are
tai meet.
The directors of Carpenters' Union
hall, where the conservatives were to
meet tamight, withdrew their permis
sion and early this evening it had
not been decided where the conserva
tives would gather. Mayor Duncan
advised John C. Lowney, member of
the executive committee of the Wes
tern Federation, not to hold the
meeting, but Lowney stated that in
the thirty-eight years of existence of
the local union, a weekly meeting
had been held and that the meeting
would be held as usual. Lowney
was positive there was to be no com
promise with the seceders. He saiil
the Butte local would continue to do
business as the only legitimate or
ganization of miners in that district.
The seceders, however, said they
will be able in the referendum vot
ing tomorrow to overthrajw the rule
of the Hutte local as to showing
cards at mines and that they expect
to have such a strong vote, according
to aim; of the leaders, they will be
able to fairm a. new and independent
ol sanitation.
It is reported that the man wh')
obtained the union's funds aftar the
safe was dynamited on Saturday
night has been located. He has not
been arrested. It is thought that he
is keeping under cover in the fear
that if he appears the funds will be
attached by the conservatives of the
Tonight Mayor Duncan announced
that he had been in conference with
the leaders of both factions, anal
that from assurances he hail re
ceived frami them he felt justified
in saying he was hopeful a com
promise agreement could be reached.
Leaders of the two factions agreeal
to meet with the mayor, and set a
date when a joint conference will he
(Continued on Page Five)
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pictures of General Carranza and General
American Del
lluffnlo and
unti in With
ticnnlist !!
elates Visit
Discuss Sit
the Const it u
lresentatives Without L'csnlt
Neither Sid
c is
Willing to
V)f a
in the I
Man forj
the Provisional Presi-j
dencv I
AP':oci.Tr:r iT.n.-'s diim
tia-R Lamar anal I'rederia-k
American delegates to the
r.n ;
1.;. Jms- .
l.ehmann, :
mealiaiion '
conference, went to Buffalo and talk
ed four boms with Rafael Zubaran
an(l Luis Cabrera, personal represa n
tatives of Carranza.. Their purpose
was to find some way to bring the
constitutionalists in harmony with
the scope of mediation. Their mis
sion was a failure.
The Americans returned tai Niaga
ra. Falls feeling that sa far as the
political pacification af .Mexico is
loncerned mediation bait accomplish-
eil nothing, find that probably the
1 of the conference is near.
The constitutionalist representa- I earus while at the same time it re
fives who had come from Washing- j fased hundreds of applications. The
ton to see the American delegates. result was that many prominent peo
toM them why they could not agree ; l 'e who had come a long distance with
to an armistice: why only a man I the cherished cards were unable to get
prominent in the constitutionalists' i '
ranks would he acceptable to them j The aloors were closed and signs of
for the provisional presidency, aiul j "theater full" were posted half an
finally that they belivVul the const i-i hour before the Colonel's arrival. The
nationalist army would setn the j police had plenty to do in keeping
Mexican problem soon if unhampered hack the disappointed men and women
by foreign complications. in evening dress. The straet was
The next full conference is set fa.r blocked with automobiles and an hour
Friday. Until then little can be done alter the lecture begun, silk-hatted
because of tha- absence of Minister groups continued freapient rushes, like
Naon, of Argentine. Most of tha? ; a football lino upon the barred doors,
principals here incline to the view j fiercely a-riticising the arrangements,
that Friday's sessions may be the Large forces of police were am hand
last. j toshia-ld Col. Roosevelt against a possi-
The thri'e mediating plenipoteu- ble suffrage attack. The colonel
tiaries practically have abandoned j waved his hand when he aligbteai from
all hope of solving Mexico's internal his motor, but the crowd, was too de
problem. The Huerta delegates are j corns for cheering. The heartiest ap-
resolutely determined not to accept -t
constitutionalist partisan for the pro
visional presiilency, and there ap
pears tonight no feasible way of
keeping all the elements in confer
ence much longer. Only develop
ments not now foreseen, such as the
change in attitmle on the part af
the camstituiionalists or the Hiicrt.a
delegates, can keep tha' conference in
Dispatcha-s telling of the forcible
seizure by Villa officials of the tele
graph office at Juarez held previous
ly by Carranza offia'ials. eivnted a stir
in the mealiation colony. The Huerta
delegates said it showed the correct
ness of their ivpeuted warnings that
a lack of cohesion in the constitution
alists ranks would lead ta anarchy in
the north. The news served to con
firm suspicions which have been cur
rent in many quarters Ikere of a breach
between Villa and Carranza.
The gravest apprehension is felt
lu re of what-'nay fa. How such a break.
Should their foi-i-es clash, a condition
of anarchy might ensue which in all
probability woulil arouse again the de
mand for armed intervention ' by the
United States.
Iv-President 1'ooseveJt
Honored Guest of Poyal
Geographical Society Be
fore Most 'Bri riant As
semblage associated rp.nss dispatch
LONDON, June lfi. Colonel Theo-
; (lore Roosevelt appeared before the
! Iloy.i! Geographical Society tonight to
tell the members and many of the
most conspicuous men in London's
j public life, bo- be put "Duvida river"
i on the ma ji of Brazil.
! The society's theater in the Burling
ton Gardens was packed to suffocation.
Those anxious to hear the former
president would easily have filled the
j he l-referreal the
i " here an intimat
small auditomium
talk would bepos-
Tnt. theater seats only TOO, but
" society i-ssued more than 1.0(10
plau.se. however, greeted his
anee am the stage.
Douglas William Freshfield, presi
dent of the society. Prince Louis of
r.attenburg; Sir Kdward Grey, sac-r-tary
of state for foreign affairs:
Karl ('rev, ex-governor general of
Canada; Lord ISryoe, Karl Curzon,
and the American Ambassadair. Wal-
Resignation Of
WASHINGTON, June Hi. Reports
that Villa has resigned from the
command of his army are not cred
ited hare tonight either in govern
ment official circles or among mem
bers of the constitutionalist agency.
Juan Urquidi, secretary of the
agency, saial he ha,l not heard the
report except through press.- dis
patches, and did not believe it.
That Villa would proceed to Za
i "H Oil" Hi
j Second in Command of tho
I Constitutionalists Ten
! ders Resignation to Chief
i AMio Inquires About Suc
Ilistory of Pasqual Orozc-)
Rebellion Against Ma
dero is Revived, His Case
Having Parallels With
That of Villa
1 (Associated Press Dispatch)'
j EL PASO, June 1G.
j General Villa tendered his
j resignation to General Car
I ranza within the fiscal week,
jit became known tonight.
To Villa's message the eon
: stituti'onalist eommander-in-i
chief replied, asking who
i would succeed him.
Following this. Villa '.s va
rious military chiefs held a
: conference, and sent a
'round robin" to Carranza,
declaring they would acecpt
none other than Villa as
! leader. The split of today
' resulted.
1 Shtof orSLS
tlirouglvout the territory lie
controls to report at once
at Torreon. This order was
accepted ominously by ob
servers here. The history
of the Pasqual Orozco re
bellion against President
Madero was revived. Orozcv,
as Villa, was leader of vol
unteer troops in Chihuahua
state, and, as a popular fav-
lorite, led the revolution
. ! against the former presi-dent.
The bureau of information and
telegraph office, at Juarez, in control
of Carranza officials, were taken over
forcefully tonight by soldiers under
Col. Ornelas, military commander of
Juarez and a Villa supporter. Just
after the bureau of information had
announced to the American press the
receipts of a message from the front
above Zacateoas, Ornelas' soldiers en
tered the telegraph office and bureau
and ordered that no papers be touch
ed. This action followed conflicting
reports from the south regarding tho
failure or success of troops under
Natera, a Carranza appointtee, in at
tacking Zacatecas.
The official report from N'atera,
had said the attack was progressing
successfully. while from other
sources details were given of Na
tera's rout. Villa, in the meantime,
has remained at Torreon, although
he was ordered to proceed to the as
sistance of Xatera by Carranza,
An American newspaperman was
seated in the information bureau
when the soldiers burst into the
room. They ordered Perez Abreu, in
charge of the bureau, not to touch
the paper. Some soldiers, in per
sonal command of the Juarez com
mander, had shortly before taken
over the supervision of tho telegraph
office. adjoining. The American
finally slipped through a line of sol
diers, and arrived here. It was stated
today by the Carranza officials that
Angeles, constitutionalist secretary of
war, had left Torreon with 500 of
Villa's troops, including a full divi
sion of artillery- Natera had com
plained of the lack of cannons. Villa
remained today at Torreon, but is
said to have begun a general move
ment of his army toward Zacatecas.
The information bureau of Juarez
(Camtinued on Page Three)
ta-r H. Page, were seated on the plat
form. The lecture was mainly a rep
itition of that delivered at Washing
ton in May. Col. Roosevelt expressed
his pleasure at appearing before tho
foremost geographical body of thai
Villa Not
In Washington
catecas to lead the attack on the
federal gar.ison there, he declared to
be certain.
Word of the announcement of the
constitutionalist representatives to
American peace commissioners at
Tiuffalo that there could be no arm
istice between the contending fac
tions, and that only a constitution
alist would be acceptable as provi
sional president, brought no com
ment from the officials of tho Wash
ington government.

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