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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 30 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORXIXG, FEBRUARY 27, 1915 10 PAGES VOL. XXV. X0.27S RIGHT OF WAY FOR PUBLIC LAND BILLS SHORTENS SESSION Two Lonu: Bills Brought i Back Before Senate Con-j stituto Its Most Important Work Sr. Far Some Monotony 1IOFSF DKKKATS P ILL-LIMITING Also Rejects (ioldwater's! Attempt to Investigate' State Officials Want oi'i Harmony Between Two I Houses The senate yesterday began, or re sumed the most important business he One it. the consideration of the state land question. In the afternoon it look up Senate Hill 7T whose reading had , heen abandoned a few days ago until' the latest. Senate Hill l'J7 could he printed. The latter hill was received ; Irom the printer yesterday morning, i lioth are very long hilts and as it was j decided that they should he re id he- I fotv amendments could he oi l en d. the proceedings were of a monotonous character Senate Hill 127 is the one supposed to haye heen drawn for the protection if the interests of occupants of school lands. Senate Hill 7T, intro duced hy Senator Garvin is often re ferred to as the Winsor hill, represent ing, it in understood, the views of the innii commission. , A motion was offered hy Senator Webb that the land hills he Riven the right of way over nil other matters so that the consideration of them may be practically continuous. It vvas suggest ed that the bars he put up against new hills, that the business of the senate might he concluded within the sixty day limit, president Sims, said that he believed that could he accomplished anyhow by diligence hut other members looked forward either to a lot of un finished business or a special session. In tile house. Representative Good win moved for the adoption of a rule that no new bill could be introduced after next Monday, .March 1. The mo tion was amended b'y n provision for the inlroduetion of bills at any time by j unanimous consent. The motion was defeated. The Gold-.vater joint resolution pro viding for the investigation of -certain state officers" was rejected by the house yesterday afternoon, furnishing additional evidence of the want of har mony between the two branches. The "certain officers" aimed at in the reso lution included Warden Sims of the state prison. But the house had al ready investigated him and the discus sion preceding the defeat of the joint resolution indicated a, suspicion that the senate intended that the investiga tion was intended to result as adversely to tne warden as the house committee inquiry was expected to result favor ably. T'-e Senate Mr. Cohlvvater introduced a bill for the creation of a military institute and provided for an application to the gov ernment for the securing of Fort Whip ple for that, purpose. The bill con tained reference to the land grant spec ified in the enabling act of one thou sand acres of land for the support of such nn institute. The bill would have a board in charge of the institute, composed of the governor, the super intendent of public instruction and the president of the university. The senate passed the registration bill. The roll call disch aed a phen omenon, the votes of the two senators from Yavapai on the same side. Mr. Claridge was moved to observe that a Rood woman has a reforming influence upon the worst of men. .Mr. Goldvvatcr presented Mr. Claridge with an apple. The bill authorizing Indian agents and superintendents of Indian schools to Issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies was passed. The latter part of the morning ses sion wis given to the discussion of the road hills. Senate Rill No. fit which carries r. n appropriation of $2rrt,000 with 50.(it0 added for the maintenance of convicts at work on the roads was recommended for passage by the com mittee of the whole. Senate Bill 14, was recommended for indefinite post ponement. Mr. Kama introduced a memorial to congress praying for relief for the sett lers on Raca Float No. 8. Raca float is (Continued on Page Ten. Tucson Rides Free; An Outcome Of "Jitney" War (Special to The Republican.) Tl.'CSON, Feb. SG. The first buttle in the jitney war broke out today when the ciiy recorder fined three jitney drivers each for violating the. city ordinance regarding hackstands. The owner of the jitney line em ployed John B. Wright, who Is now working on 'an application for nn in junction against the"clty continuing j to arrest all drivers of Jitneys who stop tn tnke passengers on Congress or Stone avenue. This afternoon all jitneys put nn signs "to the university free." And great crowds are riding in them tonight. Thirty students commandeered a street car nt the university tonight and said the company was still to MURDEROUS TRIO PAY PENALTY AT SING SING OSSINNING. Feb. Three ; men, all from New York City, were ! electrocuted today :t t Ship; Sing for I murdering women. Oscar Voft i stabbed Mme. Agnes ( ; lit li, a dress ! maker with whom he was infutu J ated. Yineenzn Cumpenella, a ! counterfeiter, shot his wife be- cause he alleged he found her ' faithless when he returned from a 1 prison term. Rohert Kane shot Anna Klein because, he .said, she ; caused him to lose his wife's af ' fc. tions. SUPPLY BILLS Measures Carrying Many Millions Are Passed or Are Under Consideration for Passaic Before Ad journment of 'undress I axsociai kii rRi-:ss msPAreiil WASHINGTON, Feh. I'fi. Congress worked steadily today and tonight on its task of cleaning up the supply bills which must be out of the way before adjournment on March 4. The senate passed me naval hill. Sloi.liilu.OiMl. the fortification hill, Sii.umi.nim; and the diplomatic hill, $4.0(i.iHiii, while the house spent the day in debating; the general deficiency measure with inter ruptions now and then to dispose of conference reports. Some J2"ift,ftiJi) were added to the dip lomatic hill and a paragraph calling on the president to collect from Cuba, R,."ift(i,').0. the expense of the Amer ican army of pacification in ISMS, was stricken out on a point of order. The house agreed to most of the sen ate amendments to the army bill, but refused to accept several others. The senate added about Jx.Miirt.OOrt. to the naval bill as it passed the house providing in the two battleship con struction program for five sea-going submarines instead of one, for sixteen instead of eleven coast defense sub marines and for a gunboat and hospi tal ship, adding $l,w.nfi for an armor plant and jraiii.niM) f,,r ;l projectile, fac tory. Senator Smoot fought vainly to have authorized the construction of fifty sea-going anil twenty-five coast sub marines, declaring "no man can tell when the Kuropean disturbance will in volve this country in its difficulties." The fortification bill passed without amendment and so goes to the presi dent for his signature. Despairing of amending the govern ment ship purchase bill to meet the ob jections of insurgent democratic sena tors, conferences on the measure agreed tonight to a report which would make permanent the proposed govern ment whipping board and the ship cor poration, subject to the will of the president anil congress. Senate republicans have reiterated their determination to hold out against the measure until it is killed by ad journment of congress. It is suggested that the report might win the support of some progressives who favor govern ment ownership. CONGRESS GOES i ill Tn ni nil tin IN UULtA Ur Wl PEOPLE H MISLEAD 0 ffi LI That the people of Arizona were mis led into voting for the old age and mothers' pension bill, and that it is un constitutional, were arguments brought against the new law yesterday morn ing when the application of the Tax payers' association for injunction against the hoard of control come, up meet competition and rode to town free. On the center of the city being reached all' piled off and gave rousing cheers for the jitneys and for Schnei der who operates them. Schneider has favored the boys and given them many jobs as drivers. K. N. Sander son of the Federal Light and Power company of New York, who owns the street car lines here is in. the city j conducting the campaign against thej jitneys Me says in January alone the receipts of the cars were HIS less I than the operating expenses The cars! are always empty and hnve adopted a I ten minute schedule instead of the old twenty minute one. Hut the pub-! lie still sides with the jitneys which! will tnke the fight through to the superior court, j F TRIAL 0 10 NEXT WEEK City Manager Spends Most of Day on the Stand Ex plaining Report Coverim; Disbursements for Six Months of 11)14 LAND OWNKRS (ilVH VALUATIONS Two Say Lmd Purchased for the Sewer Outfall is Valuable and is Well Suited to Airrirtiltural Purposes Two sessions of the hearing by the city commission of the charges that were brought against City Manager W. A. Farish. were held yesterday with manager parish on the stand the greater part of the d.iy. When adjournment was taken late in the afternoon l,. 1 o'clock Monday after noon, counsel for the defense an nounced there were still "a whole lot" more witnesses to he heard. It is believed the hearing will con sume at least two more or three more days. The cross-examination of Manager Farish by Attorney Sloan was not as for-reaching and grilling as had heen expected. It would have heen much shorter hail not Manager For ish offered more comprehensive ex planations of the various situations developed than the commission was desirous ot listening to. The ques tioning of Attorney Sloan for the most part was directed to an at tempt to make Manager Farish ad mit that his reports were erroneous and that they were based on fig ures that had been supplied him by others and not upon knowledge of his own. Farish classed his re oort on the general city expenditures at a complete comparative state ment or the disl'Urscments for the period of the last six months of 1914, anil not an attempt to go into details of savings in the con duct ipf the city affairs or the op erating expenses as segregated from the general expenditures. (loing into" some details of sav ings to the city the manager pointed out that as compared with the same period of lulM, the last six months of Km had witnessed the follow ing savings in the several depart mants: City engineer's office. $:M7: plumb ing inspector. $:!4'.i; public bond, tlO'i health department, SHil; street de partment, 1.19:!; uiike. p of roadways. !..; sprinkling. $.:;s::; corrals. $41: irrigation water. $lts: library park. SJ3SI; water department. Sl.lMl. The most sensational moment of liie day came when Attorney Alex ander inquired, 'Ho you know who preferred these charges filed here o.i February !'.'" "I don't," replied Farish. "They I have not gut enough manhood to Iconic out in the open and fight like la man. That is all I have to say j of them. I don't like n rattlesnake. I hut a rattlesnake's tactics axe gen erally gentlemanly along side of j those fellows. A ratlesnake gener ally gives you warning before he strikes." After denials that there was in increased cost of general government except as shown by his hooks and his report, amounting to S!l,S7", .such (Continued on Page Four) for a three-hour hearing in the super ior court. The case was heard by Judge George H. Crosby of Apache county, who is assisting Judge Stanford. He will render his decision this morning. Attorneys H. M. Fennemore and W. E. Ryan, counsel for the plaintiff, be gan with the argument that the bill had been placed on the ballot under a mis leading title, and that it had the sup port of thousands who would otherwise have voted against it. An act approp riating money out of the general fund it was argued, was not (sufficient au thority for the hoard ot control to pay over funds to pensioners, and the boards of supervisors of the several counties had no authority to sell county property and turn the money derived therefrom over to the state. The new law, attorneys for the taxpayers' awn ciatton claimed, would result in the state spending more than is allowed under the provisions .of the state con stitution. The state constitution, counsel for the association contended, provides for asylums for the insane, deaf and dumb and blind, and such other institutions as might he deemed necessary and any law abolishing these was unconstitu tional. Certain clashes of persons were included and others shut out under the new law, therefore it was class legis la t ion. Attorney General Wiley E. Jones, and (Continued on Page Four) ARGUMENT3 COMPLETED IN FRANK CASE WASHINGTON, Feb. ufi.Argu ments were concluded In the Leo M. Frank case before I he Cnited States supreme court In which the convicted murderer of Mary Pha gan, an Atlanta factory girl, ap pealed from the Georgia district federal courts' refusal of a writ of habeas corpus. A decision prob ably will he given In several weeks. If granted the case will go to the district court where evidence will he taken in support ofthe allega tions that the trial was unfair be cause ol threats of mob violence. If refused, the death sentence will stand. i Allies Agreed On Opposing The German Blockade ASliOCtATKIl PRESS PISPATCH I.ONlniN. Feb. 16. France, Rus sia. Copland Serbia. and Belgium are said lo he in absolute accord regarding reprisals against Germany. Austria and Turkey for the German submarine campaign. The Allies have agreed on the main points of their campaign which will probably be anotinced .Monday by Premier As quith in a statement to the news papers. Simultaneously the position of the allies toward neutral coun tries whose trade is vitally attected nil! be submited by the prospective governments. It is believed l'ngland fully intends to make foodstuffs for Germany ab solute contraband thus stopping the movement of ships to German ports, and making expert trade by sea im possible. Great interest is shown in the prahably traetment of ,-otton under this system of reprisals. It s be lieved cotton will also be absolute contraband. Itritish officials are now convinced that several vessels re ported sunk by mines have been victims of submarines. Eliminate Middleman. PCTRl 'Gil Al, Feb. Jii. -The Pct rograd government has suppressed (Continued on Pago Four) IS 110 Hi OF ill Viscount .lames Bryce, in London Newspaper, Says is Krror to Assume Those Who Pear German Name Are Pro-German f ASSOCIATED PKESS niSPATCIl LONDON. Feb. "C Viscount James Rryce, in an article to be published i?i the Dally chronicle tomorrow on "the position of the I'nited States ill war", says it is "a complete error to assume that those who bear a German name or who ow n to German blood belong to the pro-German party." "Children of Europeans who were horn in America," Bryce continued, "grow up normal, American citizens for all practical purposes. Their loy alty is to the Stars and Stripes and their feelings for the laud of their par ents is comparatively weak." As to the neutrality of the American government, Rryce adds, both sides have blamed it, and the government points to this as hest proof of its impartiality. One party, he Mays, moved by the tragic late (f Belgium, censured the government for having failed to protest "against the violation of Relgium ter ritory and the flagrant breaches of the rules of warfare prescribed by the Hagues convention. But', says Viscount Rryce, "it is right that neither side of the case should be put to the T'nited States, the greatest of the neutral (lowers. The administration might conceive that many questions will arise during the war In Avhich the rights of all the neu trals will be involved and it might be weakened if at the outset of its gov ernment takes up a position adverse to one or the other party to the struggle. However high the motive, its impartial ity would thereafter be questioned." Arguing that the attack of Relgium was a clear breach not only of the con vention of 11107, but of the fundamental principhs of international law, Rryce said the breaches which followed rest ed at first on statements which needed confirmation and that "any govern ment might feel that before protesting against the treatment of non-combatants it needed further evidence which would carry certainty to every fair mind." "Add to this ground for caution the fact that the I'nited States has always followed the advice of Washington, en deavored to keep themselves clear of European entanglements in old world diplomacy." Regarding the question of interna tional law and usage which have arisen between the Cnited States and the bel ligerents, Rryce says: "When a neutral is urged by its citi zens to remonstrate with belligerents upon the exercise of any rights which the belligerents claim, it cannot, un less convinced that there is no sub stance in the grievance, decline to pre. sent the case of its subjects." 1 L. UULLIUII This is Charge Against the Ilanihurn-Anierican Com pany Which, It is Said, Used the Xorse Steamers on II i nil Seas BRITISH CONSUL FILLS COMPLAINT Neutrality Laws Very Strict on This Point, and Inves tigation hv the ( rand July Will 'lie a Search in tr One (ASSOCIATE!! 1'IIKSS niSPATl'II I NEW YOIIK, Fell, ti. 'harges that the Hamburg-American line attempted lo use the Norwegian steamships Frani and Sommerstad as auxiliaries to the German navy were made in documents submitted to the federal grandjury, which began an investigation intended to cover all alleged violations of neu trality and customs laws regarding which the Fairopean governments have complained since the war liegan. The investigation is understood to have been prompted by a complaint made ' last November by Sir Court ney IJennett. British consul general, alleging a violation of the federal statute which makes it a crime to nugmenl the forces of belligerent with which the Cnited States is -at peace. The agreement alleged to have been entered into between Carl I'.uns, de scribed as a director of the Hamburg American line and the owners of the Norwegian vessels, vvas one of the documents submitted. Ill it the Hamburg-American line assumed the re sponsibility for charters, guaranteed the value of the vessels if they are seized by a belligerent power and agreed to become responsible for all damages to ships "in case the vessels are damaged by reason of an attempt to transfer a cargo or part of a cargo to a German steamer or to a Ger man man of war." In addition to investigating the eases of the Fram and the Sommerstad. the grand jury will inquire into the activi ties of the American steamer Lorenzo, j which . was surprised and captured while coaling a German cruiser in West Indian waters, and the Rerwind. which cleared for nuenos Ayres. but arrived at Rio .Janeiro more than two weeks overdue. Investigation also will he made of the alleged irregular ship ments of hates of cotton, and waste oontaiiiiii"- various Kinds oi contra One of the chief phases of the band. FOR GERMANS investigation, it is understood, con- ' l'"--'oie. .vn.uner eiemeni. now -oerns the possibility of conspiracies to , "'' i M to be impressed by the defraud the I'nited States through false clearances and false manifests. NO EXTRA SESSION ASSOCIATE!! H:KSS PISP.VTCH WASHINGTON. Feb. The ad ministration senators tonight are1 in clined to doubt that the president will call :tn exli-ii session of the serb- nto .-.rier March i lo consider tlie Colombian and Nicaragua!! canal right treaties, or for any other pur pose. The president and his cabinet discussed the advisability of such action, hut as far as known no decision was reached. SIGNS RACE BILL fASSOClATEll PRESS DISPATCH! CARSON C1TV, Feb. -r,. Governor i Royle signed betting bill. the pari-mutuel race I. C. C. MEW W ASSOCIATEO CHESS lUSPATCltl i WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. L. F. Loree. chairman of the executive com-' mittees of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway of the Frisco system for ten months in libit -testi fied before the Interstate Commerce Commission in an investigation of the financial affairs of the Rock Island during the regime of the Reid-Leeds- Moore group in control of that rail road from 19dl to 1!14. Loree said he had been guaranteed $:,0i).noo by Ieeds when he left the presidency of the Raltimore and Ohio to tnke his new position. This was io or in .iiiiiiiioii 10 ins annual salary j of j:i,,:.no Irom the Rock Island, and a similar sum from the Frisco line. At the end of ten months Reid asked him to resign, the witness said, saying i the directors were faced with the necessity of sustaining his actions, losing the services of several other officials, or parting with his services. Loree said he resigned on the spot, receiving a settlement of $4.0,0O0 in Rock Island bonds. He said he never asked what his actions were that caused the request to resign. Asked what explanation Reid made for his request, the witness replied: "I don't know what was on Reid's mind. I did not .discuss it with him. I then and there resigned and ar ranged terms with him. You can put it on the ground of self-respect. I lilt' FRENCH SUCCESSES IN CHAMPAGNE DISTRICT 'TART NEW OFFENSIVE CHILDREN TO WORK IN THE FIELDS LONDON. Fell. 26. The employ ment of school children in fields where labor is scarce, was au thorized by the Austrian minis ter of education. according to Vienna dispatches. The schools will be closed if necessary, it is also said that all schools will be closed for tin- summer, a month earlier than usual. An official re port shows over l.lj.'iiiij families in Vienna are receiving state aid. Now Believed Gernianv and Kugland Will Soon 'Comet to an Agreement With the Cnited States About the Mined Seas ASSOCIATED press dispatch WASHINGTON, Feb. L'fi. Encour aging reports from both Ambassadors I'age and Gerald were receive! by the president and his cabinet con cerning the attitude of Great Brit ain and Germany toward the latest American proposals for safeguarding neutral commerce from the dangers of submarines anil mines and the un restricted shipment of foodstuffs to the civilian population of the bel ligerent countries. Complete replies are pot expected for several days, because the subject is still under con sideration by England and her nl iies. Germany's willingness to make concession:; and negotiate fur an un derstanding on the vexatious ques tions has already been made known informally to the United States and her formal acquiescence is expected in a day or two. All eyes are now turned on London, where opinion it is understood is yet divided on the merits of the suggestion. Some lead ing tnen in the British cabinet are said to favor in principle the Am erican proposals as to a means of olving the problems with as little inconvenience to neutral countries ' military value m iurtner restriction on supplies to Germany and mure i reprisals and there are some indi I cations that when the final reso ' lution on American proposals is to ! lie made, the military faction will present strong' opposition. I The exact nature of the proposals i is still unknown because of the rigid reticence of the officials both here and abroad, but each day add information on the subject. Briefly, this much of the contents of the American suggestions now lias been confirmed. The Cnited States has ; asked that the prvious rules of in j ternational law with respect to the i shipment by neutrals of conditional j contraband destined to the civilian jpopulaion. and not the belligerent f i irees if the army will remain un it a system is suggested altered. I (Continued nn Page Two) OP HE "CAIIS" wouldn't want to remain in any em ploy where my services were no longer acceptable to my employer." Loree insisted he had no friction wiih any officer of the company and knew' of no proposed policy of the Reid group with which he would not have been in sympathy. R. A. Jackson, general counsel for (Continued on Page Four.) Britain Makes Plea I ASSOCIATED PP.ESS DISPATCH LONDON. Feb. 2 Wliile labor con ferences are being held to decide what J.ction will be taken regarding the re fusal of the Clyde shipbuilders to grant an increase of four cents an hour in wages to ship yard engineers, some of whom are already on strike, the gov ernment has made a dramatic move in sending a letter to both employers and workmen to order the resumption of Work on Monday and promising ar rangements will be made for the dis pute to he referred to a court for ar bitration. The letter is signed hy Sir Georffo Askwith, chief industrial commissioner. AMBASSADORS n o AG BRINGS 01 Continued Progress of the French and Pressure Al lies Are Bringing to Bear, Makes Germans Active in the West TIUKRYIXG TPtOOPS THROUGH BELGIUM Believed Germans Decide, Are Able to Hold Rus sians While Carrying Out Xew Offensive on thd "Western Front ASSOCIATE! PRKSS BISPATCHl LONDON, Feb. 2fi. The continued progress the French are said to bo making in the Champagne district and the pressure the allies without at tempting any great offensive are de clared to he bringing to bear on the German l'ne In the west have, accord ing to news from Holland, induced thn Germans to make another effort in the, west before the allied forces reach their maximum strength. By day and by night, say the Dutch newspapers, big motor cars loaded with German sold iers are hurrying through Belgium to the western front, the troops which had been sent to northern Belgium goimr back to the trenches. The fact that some troops now pass ing through Relgium come from tha eastern front suggest to military ob servers that the Germans have decided they will be able to hold the Russians in their present positions while carry ing out the new offensive in the west. The silence of the German general staff, which says there is no change at each front, is taken in London as confirmation that some big move is un der way. it is declared the allies are displaying no uneasiness. The allies believe the softness of the ground must prove a great disadvant age to the Germans and although all the new troops of the allies are not ready yet, it is believed they will be able to repel any new attack. Ourins the last couple of days tho P.ritish slightly improved their positions in the region of LaBassee, while the French report further rrogress in the vicinity of Porthes and in the Argonne and re peated successes hy their artillery in destroying German guns and trenches. In the east a big battle along the Russian fortress line which follows the rivers almost the whole way from tho Baltic to the Carpathians is still un decided. The same is true also of battles in the Carpathians and in Bukowina. Petro grad dispatches, however, claim the Russians are more than holding their own in north and central Poland and that in the Carpathians they are mak ing such a steady advance that not only the Hungarian but Austrian arm ies fighting iu Bukowina are threat ened. No further news reached London of the bombardment of the Dardanelles forts, but it is believed here the war ships will now continue their attack until the straits are forced. One ef fect of the preliminary success of tho allies in the Dardanelles was the drop ping of the price of wheat several points on the Liverpool exchange. A serious invasion of German South west Africa by. the Fnion South Africa forces is now under way. No further losses as a result of the German sub marine and mine blockade are reported. Premier Asquith is expected to make a statement in the house of commons nn Monday outlining the steps the al lies have decided upon in retaliation for Germany's sea war zone. "All the ground near the front of the line was plowed up with shells, and furrowed with the remains of old trenches and graves. The whole place was a vast cemetery in which our trenches and those of the enemy wind in every direction.'' This statement was made hy a Bri tish official, an eye witness at the front, in a description of the recent battles southeast of Tpres. "In a sheltered spot," he continued, "there is a little grave yard where some of our dead are buried. Their graves are carefully marked by a rough square of brick placed around them. In front of the trenches the German bodies still lie thick. At one point in the brick fields recently some thirty men tried to rush our line. At their head was a young German offi cer who came on gallantly waving his sword. He almost reached the (Continued on Page Three) Dramatic To Settle Strike Sir George pointed out that in conse quence of a delay in reaching a settle ment the requirements of the nation are being seriously endangered and that he has been instructed by the gov ernment that "important munitions of war, urgently required by the navy and army, are being held up by the present, cessation of work and that they must call for a resumption of work on Mon day morning." The court of arbitration which is to be convened will have power to fix a date from which the settlement will take effect. Had the unrest been al lowed to spread, a hundred thousand men would have been involved.