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SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION AMERICAN MINING CONGRESS, PHOENIX, DEC. 7-8-9-lO-l 1
THE ARIZONA. REPUBLICAN, AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1914. 10 PAGES VOL. XXV. NO. 192 NO AMALGAMATION OF THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY -ALL AN "IDLE FANCY" Executive. Committee Also Says That Report of Pos sible Disbandment of the Party is Absolutely With out Foundation HEAVY VOTE IN ENTIRE COUNTRY Party Leaders from Thirty two States Are Present at Conference in Chicago Which Shows No Outward Lack of Enthusiasm associated 'prkss dispatch CHICAGO, Dec. 3. Reports of the possible amalgamation of the pro gressive party with either the ic publican or democratic party were characterized as "idle fancies," and reports that the disbandment of the,and i i i 1 progressive pariy is a pussiuiuij, were equally ridiculed by members of the progressive party executive com mittee who held a conference here today. Party leaders from thirty-two states who attended the conference showed no outward lack of enthus iasm for their party when the state chairmen told of conditions in their states. George W. Perkins, of New York, chairman of the committee, pre sided. After these talks it was the inten tion of the committee to go in'.o executive session. Members of he committee who were present were George W. Perkins, of New York; William Flinn, of Penn sylvania; Walter F. Brown, of Ohio; Jitmoa Alnmtt and Medill CV( 'ormit'k. of Illinois; Meyer Lissner, of Califor nia, and Clarence P. Dodge, of Col orado Springs, Col., who held the proxy of Judge Ben Lindsey. Among the other prominent lead ers in attendance were E. A. Van Valkenburg, of Philadelphia; Sena tor Moses E. Clapp, of Minnesota; Hugh T. Halbert, of St. Paul; Gifford Pinchot, of Pennsylvania; Charles M. Thompson, of Chicago; Raymond Robins, of Chicago; Charles E. Bur bank, of Massachusetts; William Al len White, of Kansas; Victor Mur dock, of Kansas; James E. Garfield, of Ohio, and Frank H. Funk, of Ill inois. Mr. Perkins called attention to the votes of the progressives in the No vember elections and declared when analyzed it showed a condition ar from tallying with the idea of disin-. tegration. He then declared the con tinuance of the progressive party as an organization Victor Murdock, Gifford Pinchot, Senator Clapp and James R. Garfield were among those who reported cn political conditions in their states. Each was. firm in his declaration that the party organization should be continued. 0. K. Davis, secretary of the ex ecutive committee, presented a tabu lation of the votes of the progressive i.arty in the November election, giv ing the total vote of the progressive party, as 1.74B.125,' divided as follows-: The New England states, 70,171; the middle Atlantic states, 311,290; south Atlantic, 73.736; middle west, 623.722, and western, 667,199. Only three southern states, Alabama, Geor gia and Louisiana, were included in the total. The question of moving the head quarters from New York city was raised by several speakers, but r.o action was taken. After insisting that the progressive party Bhould continue in American politics, Victor Murdock turned his attention to peace, and declared every American should do everything In his power to keep the country at peace Bonds Drop While Inquiry Is Good For Short Time Notes associated press dispatch NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Business In nonns on me biock exenange evmcea further reactionary tendency with a wider variety of offerings. Declines in some of the less conspicuous is sues ran from three to seven points. In several bonds the subject "of reorganization and readjustment of j losses were even more severe. This condition was partly offset by decid edly better Inquiry for short term notes,' and more active listed stocks which normally constitute the great bulk of daily operations. Demands for these securities, particularly of notes, came from various quarters, the middlewest being a prominent buyer. The movement is attributed primarily to easier money conditions. The financial district derived con siderable encouragement from the an nouncement that hereafter the stock exchange intended to issue a daily list of actual stock sales as made through the clearing houses, togeth er with a comprehensive table of the bid, and asked prices. This Is re garded as another step toward a full resumption of business. PRESIDENT PAYS TRIBUTE TO FUNSTON WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. The president wrote Secretary Gar rison paying a tribute to "the efficiency, courage and discre tion" of General Funston and his forces during the American occupation of Vera Cruz. European War Helps American Foreign Trade associated press dispatch WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. One year of the European war will add $500, 0O0.0H0 to the United States foreign commerce, according to Edward E. Pratt, chief of the Bureau of Foreign Domestic Commerce. He has finished the collection of the data of agents here and abroad, and man ufacturers' reports. His estimate is based on the results since August. As an illustration the machine tool industry alone will show from $10, OOO.Ono to $15,000,000 in new orders. J. Massel, special commercial agent, is now en route to South America to investigate the possibilities of the tool trade. He made visits to prac tically every large factory here and found all busy, several preparing to increase facilities, and one with or ders sufficient to operate the plant twenty-four hours a day for two years. After the outbreak of the war Russia sought the American tool sup ply and England and France are now placing orders. Fear That "Merry Christmas' " May Be Military Code associated press dispatch NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Not even the words "Merry Christmas" may be written on packages of supplies sent to starving Belgians. The American commission for the relief of Belgium announced the placing of an inscrip tion of any sort, inside or outside a package, might subject the entire shipment to confiscation by officials suspicious of a military code message. In one case a shipload of goods bound for Genoa was held up a month because the single word, "Dantsig" was printed on a bag. The prohibi tion extends to expressions of sym pathy or even the sender's initials. with the world. He said he was heartily in accord with the efforts of President Wilson to preserve peace and would support him in every act to that end. The impression prevailed among early arrivals, it was reported, that the conference would not attempt to formulate a policy for the presiden tial election in 191B. Neither Colonel Roosevelt nor Gov ernor Hiram Juhnson of California, vice-presidential candidate in 1912 was present. California, however, was repre sented by four delegates, and re ported to be prepared to launch a boom for Johnson for president in 1916. The conference was 'held at the Chirago Progressive club, as the Uni versity club, which was first men tioned as the meeting place, refused the use of its club rooms, as one member of the progressive national committee is a woman, and the rules of the club, it was announced, pro (Continued on Page Three) A significant development, because of its bearing upon the foreign situ .,,. was.,hH niacin of $5,000.- 000 two year six per cent, treasury notes by the Swedish government. The proceeds, it is said, will be dis bursed in this country for the pur chase of "various commodities" and the loan assumed added importance from the fact that It is supposed to be the first negotiated here since the outbreak of the war by any neu tral European nation. Increased con fidence in the betterment of domestic industrial conditions was reflected in the extension of demand for pig iron, and copper metal at thirteen cents, which suggested some increased buy ing by home consumers. The banking house of Kuhn, Loeb & company, and the National City Bank announced the joint purchase of $5,000,000 two year, six per cent, Swedish treasury notes, which will be publicly offered at par, and ac crued interest The loan Is regard ed as a forerunner of others of neu tral countries desiring to buy 1 our commodities. CUI SEES WAY 10 AVOID LABOR TROUBLE Governor-elect of Colorado, Before Federal Industrial Relations Commission, Suggests State Body to Handle Situation HE COB WO BORATES GOVERNOR AMMONS Present Executive Says He is Powerless to Control Activities of Heads of De partment "Which Are Not His Appointees (associated press dispatch DENVER, Dec. 2. An industrial commission serving without compen sation as a panacea for the indus trial ills of Colorado coal fields, to which his administration will be heir, was suggested by Governor-elen George A. Carlson, before the federal ndustrial relations commission at its first sesion today. One function of the commission he proposed would be he drafting of an equitable work men s compensation act witn tne as sistance of miners and operators. He corroborated the testimony of Governor Ammons that the machin ery of the state government is de fective in that heads of departments appointed by members of the governor's executive staff, and that the governor is powerless to control the activities of such heads. Many such committees have been openly ai ariance with Governor Ammon's poll- icy, it is declared. Governor Ammons, the first wit ness at the session, testified that the suite had made final arrangemcn's to sell the balance of the million dol lars worth of "Insurrection bonds" to defray the past expenses of the militia and its future upkeep, and that it had so notified the president. nd expected the withdrawal of fed eral troops soon. "In handling en Industrial dispute," Ammons said, "there !s no organlzn- ion or body ready to enter the field. The governor must wait fur the legis lature to convene. Then a commit tee is appointed. It takes the com mittee members time to become ac quainted with themselves and their task. Then there is questioning imong the people as to whether '.his member or that member is not con trolled by this or that interest. By tbe time they get to work the dis pute has proceeded to violence and is getting further away from any settlement." Mr. Carlson was still on the stand when the session adjourned until to morrow. J. O- Osgood, chairman of the board of directors of the Victor Am erican Fuel company, told the com mission of his unsuccessful efforts to ntroduce an employers compensation commission. He declared that the majority of mine accidents were due to veteran miners "taking chancer." Discussing collective bargaining for labor Mr. Osgood outlined his atti tude: 'The miner knows what wages are paid, the hours and the working con ditions at a mine, and at all of the mines and he has selected the em (Continued on Page Four) LAST YEAR AND THIS "flexler again!' vou said to yourself flfe I S last year after getting Ola. oi uie v-imauiias W jam. . NOW I Is the Time to jg Put That Good Resolution Into Effect SHOP EARLY and help yourself and your lellow man and woman. On Anniversary Of Succession To Throne Francis Joseph Heiy Of Victory In Servia It was just sixty-six years ago yesterday that Emperor Francis Jos eph succeeded to the throne of Aus-tro-Hungary. The year just passed has seen the darkening shadows cf war spread more threatening than ever before. It was on June 28, 1914, that Archduke Ferdinand was slain at Sarajevo, in the province of Bosnia, by Servian hands. Ferdi nand was to have been the succes sor of Francis Jeseph, and his as sassination was one of the incidental causes of the war that has spread to include half of all the human beings in the world today. Francis Joseph in his declining years is hard pressed as never be fore. The mixed races that make up his dominions, for it is said that twenty-six different languages and dialects are spoken in Austria-Hungary, have rendered difficult the co operation of the monarchy in the prosecution of the war. The Aus trians have failed to hold the Rus sians from sweeping down from the east and north. They have accom plished little with Servia, their early antagonist, and from the meager re ports that find their way out of the stricken kingdom, we read of inter nal discord and rumors of internal revolution. Francis Jeseph is the most un envied of monarchs. His people fear him. His task of bettering conditions was a mountainous one when he took the throne in 1848, and al though he met with partial success he has never entirely won over the confidence of the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, his latest acqui sitions. But the people of Austria feared to lose him, for the complica tions of succession, already greit when Ferdinand was killed, are many and diversified. BELGRADE FIN ALL Y FALLS BEFORE ONSLA T IF Villa and Zapata Hold Con ference Near Mexico City, Zapata Insisting That ' (Soiuez Be Made Provis ional President ASSOCIATED PEKSS DISPATCH SAX ANTONIO, Dec. 2 Villa and Zapata conferred in the suburbs of Mexico City today while awaiting the arrival of Gutierrez. Zapata insisted upon naming Emilio Vasquez Gomez as provisional president, according to a message to I.. Cabero, Mexican con sul here.. Gomez, who has been residing here for some time, said tonight he would accept the office of provisional presi dent if it is officially tendered him. He said he had heard - nothing ,ind declined to comment further. Another message received by Vi'la representatives here said that Zapata can only be pacified by having his demand complied with. The mes- sage also said a representative s?nt to Washington by Zapata will really represent Gomez, and will report to the Morelos leader regarding the sup posed attitude that would be taken by this government should Gomez be named as provisional president. Gomez three years ago was one of the most prominent men in Mexico and was said to be the only man who could dictate terms to Zapata whjn the first revolution was launched against Madcro. Zapata declared openly for Gomez and has always been a follower of the latter. Another Border Casualty. NACO, Dec. 2. A Mexican boy on the American side was hit in the ab domen by a stray bullet from the siege of Naco, Sonora. He is the forty. fourth victim of the Mexican bad marksmanship. The attacks of the Maytorena troops on Gil's force have dwindled to sniping with oc casional bursts of skirmish line fire. Has Little Information, WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. Beyond advices that Provisional President Gutierrez is expected to enter Mex ico City some time today the state department is without information on the Mexican situation. The last dis patches giving a review of condi tions as quiet in the capital, dated November 30, was made public last night. The re-establishment of direct wire communication between Mexico City and the United States via Kl Paso, is expected to remove delays LIVER QUESTION (Continued on Page Three) ' It frSvv f Emperor Francis VGHT OF THE Capital of Servia is Occu pied by Troops of Em peror Francis Joseph, the Servians Having Evacuat ed the Citv CAPTURE DELAYED SEVERAL WEEKS Austria Evidently Miscal culated Nature of Servian Opposition and Only After Invasion of Bosnia Did She Send Adequate Force ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH LONDON, Dec. 3. Belgrade, which until the outbreak of the war was the capital of Servia, was occupied today by Austrian troops, the Ser vians having previously evacuated. Thus on the sixty-sixth anniversary of the reign of Emperor Francis Jos eph, who is again reported seriously ill, four months after the outbreak of the war, his generals report one of the most important successes they have obtained. Belgrade was frequently under bombardment early in the war, and hut for the general European con flict which compelled Austria to send her troops against Russia, must have fallen an easy prey to Servia s big neighbor. Apparently Austria mis- calculated the nature of the Servian opposition, and only after Bosnia was invaded did she send sufficient force against the Servians to drive them back. Now they are being forced backward and are eagerly looking far the advance of the Russians intJ Hungary to afford them relief. Russia has been sending Cossaok raiding parties through the Carpath ians with the object of diverting Aus tria's attention, but the dual mon archy is seemingly determined to fin ish with Servia first. This.however, is only a small affair compared with what is going on in north Poland. There the German army, which with the aid of reinforcements succeeded in escaping from the ring the Rus sians had forced around it, h.is formed a new front, and at some points has assumed the offensive. The Germans assert in this series of man euvers by which they were able to check the Russians they made 80,000 prisoners. The Rusians, on the oth er hand, in a statement issued from Rome, say their captures greatly ex ceed this number. All agree the losses are very heavy and that the battle is still undecided, as it proba bly will be for several days. For the moment the allies ire somewhat disappointed that the real ization, of a great Russian victory is denied them. They take some con solation in the fact that the Ger man attempt to pierce the Russian lines failed and that, suffering heavy losses, the Germans were compelled to take their armies elsewhere. The Rusian report tonight says th? fighting has lost some of its vio- (Continued on Page Four.) Joseph of Austria, A USTRIANS NEUTRALITY TO (Jrave Controversies Be tween Southern Republics and Belligerent Countries Leads to ('ailing of Pan American Conference TASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, Dec. !. Grave con troversies between the nations of South America and the belligerent countries of Europe led to the calling of a con ference for next Tuesday of the govern ing board of the Pan-American Union. Before this board, which consists of the diplomatic representatives here of twenty American republics, with the secretary of state of the United States as chairman, ex-officio, will come the various suggestions made by Argentine, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador for stronger assertions of the rights of the neutrals and the exclusion of bellige rent warships from the waters of the Americas. Evidence of the seriousness of the situation in South America, due to the presence of belligerent warships on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, is contained in a dispatch received to night by Eduardo Suarez-Mujica, Chil ean ambassador, from the minister of foreign affairs at Santiago. Fear is ex pressed by the Chilean officials that Germany's alleged violation of the neu trality of Chile may influence other belligerents to disregard the territorial jurisdiction of Chile and perhaps cause them to send warships within the three-mile limit to stop German oper- (Continued on Page Four) AMERICA Short Range Of Torpedoes Is Defect Of The American Navy t ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. The lack of long-range torpedoes was pointed to as the paramount weakness of the United States navy by Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, chief of the bureau of ordnance, in his annual report to Secretary Daniels. All of our battle ships, except two of the latest dread naughts and armored cruisers of the Tennessee class, scout cruisers and the oldest destroyers, are equipped with a "short-range torpedo which is considered obsolete for a battle fleet." Since the battleships Nevada and Oklahoma were designed all vessels have been provided with the modern type of torpedo, and as rapidly as WITH LeSI DTI LEGISLATION Confers "With Members of Congress "With Reference to Program for Third Ses sion "Which Begins Next Monday APPROPRIATIONS HAVE THE FLOOR Much Time Will Be Con sumed With These Bills and Favored Messages to Get Through Must Be Adroitly Selected WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. President Wilson Is conferring with the leaders of congress with reference to a legislative program for the third session of the 63rd congress, beginning next Monday. So much time necessarily must be used in considering the appropriation bills that the general program must be very limited. The administration apparently is determined that there shall be no extra session next summer, so the pres ident must make very adroit selections if he is to get favored measures through without too great risk of com pelling an extra session to finish with the supply bills. Conservation will undouhtedly have an important place on Mr. Wilson's list Two waterpower bills have passed the house and are favored by the pres ident, having been improved, from the viewpoint of the conservationists, over the form in which they were intro duced. The president may also urge a bill which extends the policy of leasing public lands, following the model of the Alaska leasing bill. This proposed measure will find opposition in the sen ate. The mystery attending the fate of the seamen's bill has not yet been solved. The president has continued non-com-mital regarding this legislation, which has passed both houses in radically dif ferent forms, and is now awaiting a conference. This bill Is one of the pets of union labor. According to its op ponents, its provisions are wholly in consistent with the business policy which must be followed by ship own ers if they are to take full advantage of their privileges under the ship reg istry law. During the present period of transition, it might embarrass the administration. Nevertheless the tin- ions are likely to insist that this meas ure be enacted, despite the argument that it may handicap the growth of the American merchant marine. Probably some of the southern mem bers will insif-t again upon the Henry Smith bill providing for government loans on cotton. They will at least support amendments to the federal re serve act, wh!ch they overlooked In the last session in their eagerness to force the government into cotton speculation, and which, according to the reserve board, would have increased the lend ing power of the reserve banks having dealings with the south to the extent of $196,000,000. Not the least important among the measures which congress must con sider soon is the railway mail pay bill. The president, by his silence, has prac tically approved the Moon bill, which is backed by Postmaster General Bur leson, and virtually turns the assistant postmasterships over to the spoilsmen. This bill also provides for a less rate of compensation to the railroads than providing for the Bourne bill, which has been worked out as a scientific measure. The railroads are enthusi astic over the Bourne bill, and the pres ident may be forced Into a definite po sition soon. The Shackleford -Bryan good roads bill has passed the house and awaits action by the senate. This Is a gift to the states of $25,000,000. Another bill has been prepared, embodying a sci entific plan of federal aid to road building. Here again the president must make a choice. The house has also sent to the sen ate two convict labor bills; one mak ing goods of this kind carried in inter state commerce subject to the laws of (Continued on Page Six) possible the equipment of the older ships are being changed. Private plants are now constructing 650 tor pedoes for the navy; 350 are under construction at the government yards, and funds are available for 850 which will he ordered soon. Appropriations for 250 more will be asked. The accumulation of torpedoes is a slow task. A year is required to complete one, and many are lost every year practicing. Even with the serious situation through the short age of torpedoes, Admiral Strauss thinks improvement in the efficiency of officers and men handling them has not kept pace with the develop ment of the material.