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TENTH ANNUAL ARIZONA FAIR, PHOENIX, NOV. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 1914
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 10 PAGES rilO EN IX, ARIZONA, AVE ONES DAY jIORNL(J, OCTOBER 28, 1911 10 PAGES VOL. XXV. N0.1G3 GERMAN RAID ON PORTS OF CHANNEL REPORTED TO HA VE BEEN CHECKED It is Announced That the Germans Have Made Lit tle Progress Since Cross ing the Yser Canal on Saturday LOSSES ARE HEAVY ON BOTH SIDES Death List Continues to In crease in Proportion to Fierceness of the Battle Which Means Are Great er Than Previouslv ASSOCIATED press DISPATCH 1 LONDON, Oct. 27. The German raid of the channel ports, as it is called here, seems to have been checked for the time being, or at any rutc, the Germans have made little if any progress since they succeeded in crossing the Yser canal on Saturday. They pre, however, still pushing with ail the forces at their command and rr eeting the most stubborn resistance frei.t the French, British and Belgian tioops. The losses on both sides continue to be in proportion to the fierce ness of the battle, which means that they are greater than those of any battle since war was declared, now nearly three months ago. The op posing forces are so strong that it must be many days before a decisive resu't Is attained on either side, despite the great losses which they are suffering and which grows great er as report follows report. Along the coast where the allies have the assistance of the French and Pritish warships, they have apparent ly more than held their own, and ufter inflicting heavy losses on the Germans, have compelled them to try for an opening further inland. Up until yesterday the allies had been forced to give way at some points, but today, according to a French official communication, they succeeded in holding the position at every point, from the mouth of the Yser to the Lens district, and again have advanced between Ypres and Roulers, where there have been some of the sternest fighting of this san guinary battle and where the British Indian troops made their first ap pearance on the firing line. Along the old front, stretching from the river Oise to the Meu.se, from which the Germans withdrew their best troops to strengthen the army which is attempting an advance along the coast, the French have been tak ing the offensive, and to the north of Soissons have been engaging in an artillery duel with the Germans in which they destroyed several German batteries. They seem to have been playing this game some time, for the last three reports from Paris an nounced the destruction of the Ger man guns. Further east, the offensive tactics of the French have driven the Germans who are threatening Nancy, !;! across the frontier. The Ger mans, however, are so strongly cn ' tienched along this line it is be lieved they are preparing to remain f'.r the winter, holding their posi tions until the present objectives, the northern ports of France have been attained. The Copenhagen correspondent of t';e Times learns from Berlin that Emperor William has taken the lead ership of the united armies of Ger many and Austria. Official German Statement BERLIN, (via Amsterdam and Lon don), Oct. 27. A headquarters official statement says: "The battle on the Yser canal near Yres and southwesterly from Lille is proceeding with the same stubborn ness and yesterday the German troops had progressed. On the other battle front in the western theater, no im portant events have occurred. To the west of Augustowo the German attack Is slowly proceeding. Southwest of Warsaw our troops have repulsed all attacks of the strong Russian forces. North of Ivangorod the new Russi.Tn army corps has crossed the Vistula. French Reoort Progress PARIS, Oct. 27. A brief official statement regarding the great battle in (Continued on Page Two) Five Hundred Morenci Voters Turn Out For Progressives ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH (Special to The Republican.) MORENCI, Oct. 27. A great meet ing, attended by about five hundred people, was held here tonight to hear the progressive speakers, who were rcyally received. George U. Young made a splendid address. J. L. B. Alexander made the hit of the cam paign and was cheered to the echo when he explained the dry amend ment and promised to enforce it if it carried and he was elected. Dur ing the meeting the chairman read a PLAN TO CARE FOR THE COTTON SURPLUS WASHINGTON, Oct. 27. De tails of the plan for a $135,000,000 loan fund to care for surplus cot ton was made public by the fed eral reserve board. The plan means that non-cotton producing states will participate 75 per cent, and the cotton states, it is stated, participate 25 per cent. German Spies Get Passports From U.S. Consular Agents ASSOCIATED press DISPATCH J WASHINGTON, Oct. 27. A com plaint that many Germans posing as British subjects are getting pass ports out of Germany for England from the American diplomatic con sular agents was filed at the state department today by Sir Cecil Spring Rice, the British ambassador. , Information reached the embassy that a large number of aliens crossed the channel with passports obtained by such representation and the Bri tish officials, ever on the watch for spies, had their suspicions thorough ly aroused. In submitting the matter to Acting Secretary Lansing, the ambassador admitted that the problem confronting the American officials who represent ed the interest of Great Britain in Germany is a difficult one, as it is hard for them to go behind the state men of a man speaking English that he is a British subject. o Vice-Supreme Dictator Ilen ning of the Order Greeted by Three Hundred Glad handcrs'of Phoenix Lodge on Visit Here The reception tendered to Vice-Supreme Dictator E. J. ilenning of the Loyal Order of Moose by the members of the local lodge last night will re main loqg a pleasant memory with him if his enthusiasm at Piioenix hos pitality counts for anything. Mr. Henning is a member of the Moose sanitarium board, and as such of course was received with every cour tesy, because Phoenix and the Salt River valley have made a strung bid for the location of the home. In speaking of this valley and its excep tional climate last night, -Mr. Henning appeared greatly Impressed, and, while unable to say what the entire board would do, he intimated that if they all left as he does. Phoenix would not wonder long just wl.ere the sanitarium will be located. About three hundred mebers of the local order sat down to an elegant spread in the spacious lodge-room, and whilst eating and conversation were the 'things immediately in hand, a colored quartette rendered much music. Then the speeches came on, and J. C. Adams, H. A. Hughes, Judge McBride and Reese M. Ling all had a good hand in this portion of the entertainment. Mr. Henning, in an swering all the speeches, gave a short history of Mooseheart and the things the order stands for. He spoke most interestingly for nearly an hour. Then more entertainment followed. Director Young of the Columbia, with the chorus and Ray Caldwell, gave a couple of numbers, much to the sat isfaction and delight of the crowd. Short sport bouts followed, and some time after midnight the party broke up and went home, all satisfied. telegram from Yuma: "Progressives are sure of a victory in Yuma county," which awakened great o thusiasm. Editor Shorey of Yuma claimed that Yuma county is going dry, from present indications. Dr. J. B. Nelson, candidate for sen ator, spoke at Thatcher and Pima tcday. Young and Alexander will speak at Safford tomorrow night. So far the trip of the candidates has been a great success from every (itandpoint. MOOSE TENDER THE GLAD HAND RECEIVED AT 12GS 2 DWIOHT B HEARD PHOENIX ARIZONA IN THIS CLOSING WltfX OF THE CAMPAIGN I SEND THROUGH YOU MY GOOD WISHES TO THE ARIZONA PROGRESSIVES YOU AEE MAK.IKG A HGHT AND MY BEST ?I$HES GO WITH. TOU I OtfLY KISGREI J AM SPKAK FOR YOU THEODORE ROOSEVELT OCT 37IH STILL ANOTHER DEVOLUTION IK (ienerals Christian De Wet and Christian Frederick Eeycrs Have Taken Lead of Rebels in Orange Free State ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH LONDON, Oct. 27 General Christian De Wet and General christian Freder ick Beyers have taken the lead of the rebels in Orange Free Slate and West ern Transvaal in another revolution in South Atrica. De Wet was commander-in-chief of the Orange Free State forces in the late South African war. Having put down the rebellion in the northern province of Cape Colony led by Lieut. Col. Maritz, the government of the Union of South Africa is now faced bv a more serious rising under De Wet and Beyers, the latter of whom resigned his command of the Fnion forces when Premier ISotha decided to lake up arms against Germany. According to an official report re ceived today, 'armed rebellious com mands are already in xistence; the town of Heilbron in the northern p:irt of the Orange Itiver colony, has been seized and government officials have been taken prisoners, while a train has been stopped and an armed citizens de fense force has been taken from it and disarmed. The Union government issued a proc lamation to the people announcing these events and explaining that al though it was aware of thc-c rebellious preparations, it had been taking steps to preserve peace without bloodshed. Now" continues the proclamation, "the duty of the government is clear. It has determined to deal with the mat ter with a firm hand, taking all the necessary steps. A very great major ity of citizens in every province of the (Continued on Page Five.) I Premier Botha. LONDON, (Wednesday) Oct. 2S. An official Pretoria dispatch an nounces that Gen. Louis Botha, pre mier of the Union of South Africa, has left for the front. V T "tint . nr-nrwi WESTEJ1M UNION nightwStter THEO. N. VAIL. PRESIDENT 45 COLLECT NL FARISH FOR LIGHTING That Phoenix, by installing a mu nicipal electric lighting plant at a cost considerably below .$ti,00(t and perhaps costing considerably below $50,0i0, can light the streets of this city at a cost of from 2.2 to 2.9 cents per kilowatt hour as compared' with a rate of 5 cents now charged by the Tvi'''-: Gas and Klectric company, is the substance of a report presented to the city commission last evening by City Electrical Inspector Dod:;e, the result of months of research upon the part of the inspector. Inciden tally the report also presents some figures tending to deal with the; ever-increasing problem of an in creased water supply for the city. The report is concise, lucid and in teresting. It follows in full: Phoenix. Ariz.. Oct. 27, 1914. To the Honorable Mayor and Com missioners of the City of Phoenix, Arizona. Gentlemen: The City of Phoenix is faced by the necessity of adopting means for extending its pumping and street lighting facilities. 1. The present pumping plant i.; capable of delivering 7,920.000 gallon.-i daily, or 2-J7,K'Jit,Ofio gallons per month. Some time since three '.',) new wells wered rilled under the ui rection of the last city council anl have lately been cleared of sand in preparation for the installation of pumps. These wells will furnish 3,1500,000 gallons daily, or loS,00n,000 gallons per month. This amount, in conjunction with the old supply well, will make a to tal of 1 1,520.000 gallons per day, ;t sufficient amount to supply a popu lation of r.7.600 at the daily rate of 200 gallons per capita. The cost of equipping these new wells with a first-class high duty pumping engine would be $20,000.00. The yearly cost of operation would be tl7.X25.0n, which gives an esti mated unit cost of $0.00fi per 1,000 gallons pumped, assuming the cost of fuel oil at plant to be $1.50 per bar- Comptroller Says Millions Are Now Held In Reserve f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, Oct. 27. Comp troller of (lie Currency Williams to night made public statements show ing the reserves held by the national banks in the twelve federal reserve districts on the date of his last call for their condition, and reserves as reciuired under the present national banking act and those in excess of the amounts re'iuired by the federal reserve act. Reserves held on September-12 were $5SO,000,000 in excess of the amount re'iuired umler the new law. Of this vast sum, $53,000,000 was in the Beis ton district, $S3, 000,000 in New York, $70.6iO.OOO in Philadelphia, $59,000,000 in Cleveland, $21,000,000 in Richmond, $14,000,000 in Atlanta, $SS. 000,000 In Chicago, $1S,000,MOO in St. Louis, $43, 000,000 in Minneapolis, .$57,000,000 in Kansas City, $24,000,000 in Dallas, and $50,000,000 in San Francisco. The statement shows on September 12 the reserve of all national banks was about $115,000,000 above the legal requirements. Another statement sets forth that $4(54.919,076 in reserves will be re leased under the new law. MS NEWTORK OCT 28 TH 14 MUNICIPAL OF STREETS rel. This engine could be used only for pumping purposes. 2. The contract under whic h 'he Pacific Gas and Electric company is delivering power to the City of Phoe nix for street lighting purposes has expired, but it renews itself auto matically if the city does not avail itself of its right of abrogation by giving the company six months' no tice of its intention so to do. Under this contract the city is paying 5 cents per k. w. As the different lighting circuits are loaded to ca pacity, there will be room for a. great deal of improvement in the arc light ing system should it be extended. I have asked the company to make no expensive extensions, having refused to consider any contract perpetuat ing the present rate. It would be unfair to demand extensive improve ments unless they were protected in their investment. .1. There is no truth in the, conten tion that the contract between the U. S. It. S. and the Pacific Gas p.nd Electric, under which the Pacific Gis ;ini Electric company secures elec tricity fmm the government lines -"".t the rate of IVj cents per k. w. pre vents the city from buying power from the F. S. K. S. for municipal lighting purposes. Possessing this right etf purchasing poweir from the government at a lower rate than r cents per k. w., it is evident that the city is paying too much for electri cal energy and, in justice to the tax payers, should adopt a plan to re duce the rate now in force. The following figures cover the cost of different plans to accomplish this re sult: Estimated cost of 200 arc lamp sys tem using government power for both the ar: and in namental lights: Cost of pole and wire installa tion. . . $2.-.4r.2.:n 20 per cent contingencies n.OOO.no Total cost of installation. .JS0.543. 00 Yearly Expenditure Int. 10 per cent on $30,543.00. . J3,Or,4."0 Upkeep and renewals: 6 per cent on $30,513.00 1.S32.5S Labor 1,200.00 Oil 72.00 Total yearly expense $G.15S.SS Allowing for line and other losses. 429,405 k. w. per year will be reciuired fer 200 arcs and present ornamentals including sixty-seven 150-watt lamps on Center street. Yearly maintenance cost will be ...$6.15S.SS $0.0143 429.405 Extending the ornamental posts from 7th Ave. to the Capitol on Washington St., and along Adams and Jefferson streets where pavement has bee'n laid will require 140 additional posts with a yearly consumption of 52,740 k. w.. making a total of 4S2.235 k. w. which will slightly reduce the above main tenance oust. I have every reason to believe that the city will be able to secure govern ment power for at legist 1VL cents per k. w. w.hich would make the total cost of electric power to the city: $0.0143 pins 0.01 r, equals 0.029 per k. w., a saving of 0.021 per k. w. over the present rate. At present the city is paying $1500.00 per month for electric power; the above rate would effect a monthly saving of $(530.00 or $7,560.00 per year. Or, in other words, the city could do twice the lighting for the same expenditure. For various reasons the power is oc casionally cut off government lines for (Continued on Page Seven) Form 2280 K HEARTIEST "MOST GALLANT UOT AJJLE TO 705 A Submits His Resignation to Aguas Calientes Conven tion Conditional on Re tirement to Private Life of C!en. Francisco Villa associated press dispatch MEXICO CITY, Oct. 27. Venustiano Carranza has submitted his resigna tion to the "Aguas Calientes conven tion. It is conditional on the re tirement to private life of Gen. Fran cisco Villa. In offering to resign, Carranza said he was actuated only by honest mo tives o partiotism iind the accept ance or rejection of his offer must depend on whether his elimination will contribute toward hastening peace. Government officials said: "Villa, has charged that Carranza i.; a self-seeker who desires to take advantage of an accident and per petuate himself in power. Carranza now sluiws his good faith to the world by declaring if the personalities between himself and Villa are a check on peace and democratic pro gress jn Mexico, they should both step down and out. As you Ameri cans say, 'It is now up to Mr. Villa.'" Great activity among the troops was noted here today. Minister 'f War Pesepieira said this is due to the fact that, despite the establish ment of a neutral zone about the inpital and instructions from the Aguas Calientes convention, followers of Zapata have frequently violated the armistice and attacked nearby suburbs. The minister added that energetic measures will be taken to drive off these bands. A regular passenger train running between Mexico City and Toluca was cap tured by Zapata's men today. Denies Censorship NACO, Oct. 27 General Gil, the Carranza commander at Naeo, Son ora, issued a written denial of the statement given out by the constitu tionalists' agents at Douglas yester day that he had established a censor ship over Mexican news and had bar red American newspapermen from Scnrra. Gil said he had no criticism (Continued on Page Five) mmn says WILL QUIT IF VILLA RETIRES Old Party Leaders Sloiv To Recognize Conditions associated press dispatch ALTOONA, Pa., Oct. 27. Continu ing the campaign tour of Pennsylva nia in the interest of the Washington (progressive) party ticket. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, in addressing a meeting here tonight, declared that the republican and democratic lead frs are slow to recognize changing conditions. "I know, for I've worked ' with them," he said. "During the thirty years of my public life I've had to hammer at those men. I have time and time again said to them, 'If you don't do something for the people, Sim-ll DEAD OB ENTOMBED IN BURNING HE Flames Follow Explosion in Mine of Franklin Coal & Coke Company and Over 300 Men Have Close FIND TWENTY FOUR BODIES Relieved All Hope of Res cuing Any of Those En tombed is Gone, and the Flames Will Preclude En tering Fatal Level associated press dispatch ROYALTON, 111., Oct. 27. A total of sixty-one dead is shown on the casual ty list issued late tonight by officials of the Franklin Coal and Coke com pany at whose mine near here 300 men were entombed at the going-to-work hour this morning. The heavy decrease in the number of dead estimated earlier in the day was accounted for by the registration tonight of scores of miners who es caped during the day, but who were too busy assisting in the rescue work to answer the roll call of the rescued. Twenty minutes before the explosion 34( men went into the mine, only the last cage full of the day force remain ing on the surface. Tonight twenty-four bodies had been recovered and thirty-seven men were missing. It is conceeled by the officials of the mine that the thirty-seven are still entombed and would never be brought out alive. Rescue trains from Benton and Springfield, Ills., and from Evansville, Ind., were rushed to the scene and their crews together with the entire population of Royalton about 1000 spent the entire day and the greater part of the night rescuing- the living, attempting to extinguish the fire, and caring for the injured and the hysterical relatives of the dead and entombed. The fire followed an explosion just before the men began to work. The sound of the explosion was be-ard through Royalton and every adult ex cept the telephone operator rushed to the scene. Rescue parties were organ ized and hurried from the surrounding towns. Gas prevented penetrating more than 1500 feet and the rescuers were unable to read the 60 odd men in the lower level which was in flames. A mine rescue car arrived four hours after the explosion. The rescue work was pushed vigorously aided by oxy gen helmets. Experts fear it is im possible to subdue the flames unless the other sections are sealed. Late tonight confusion reigned about the mine alike among the rescuers, rescued and relatives of the dead and entombed. The nature of the condi tions :n the mine is not definitely known. While some rescuers reported they could find no fire, experienced miners declared a fire is raging in twe( entries and there is no hope of rescu ing alive any of the men still in the mine. This afternoon James Harris, des cended with one of the rescue crews in the hope of finding his son, Russell Harris. He failed to reach his hoy, hut found fifteen other dazed and injured miners in a pocket in a burning drift. He led them to safety through an ad joining drift untouched by the flames. o NEW GUN MENACES AIRMEN t associated press dispatch LONDON, Oct. 27. The new Brit ish gun, used for the first time re cently, terrorizes the German air men says a correspondent. The gun succeeded in finding the target with greai facility. o HOUSES FOR REFUGEES f associated press dispatch HAY CITY, Mich., Oct. 27. A local concern closed negotiations with the British government to manufacture 000 houses to house the refugees in England. you'll catch it. The most I could get out of then( was an occasional, 'I guess you're right.' " Roosevelt's schedule began at Mc Keesport at 8 o'clock this morning and ended there with two largely at tended meetings tonight. It included speeches in- fourteen cities and towns. At Charleroi, Governor Tener's home town, the colonel said: "I have come into Pennsylvania to ask you men to be true to the work started two years ago. We then started to threw out Penrose. We must finish the work and smash the whole Penrose machine." e til 1.