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VOL. XXV. NO. 311
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German Sea Raider Prinz
Eitel Frederick Does Not
Take Advantage of Op
portunity Storm Affords
to Escape
No Confirmation Could Be
Received of Report That
the Vessel Had Interned.
"Warships Reported in
associated press dispatch
NORFOLK, April 3. The German
auxiliary cruiser Prinz Eitrl Fried -erich
is still at her mooring at Now
nort News at 11 o'clock tonight, ac
cording to late reports. Many of the
Eitle's crew enjoyed a shore leao.
Accompanied by non-commissioned
officers from Fortress Monroe, 'hey
witnessed a motion picture perfor
mance at Newport News. There ".re
no indications of the Eitel prepaiing
to leave tonight.
There was practically no communi
cation between Norfolk and Newport
News during the day and it was im
possible to obtain any news of th
Eitel's situation until late tonight.
No British merchant vessels had
cleared this port since Friday after
noon so far as official records show.
There is considerable speculation
us to whether the Eitel will take ad
vantage of this and make a dash for
t lie sea. No confirmation could be
received regarding the reports that
the German commerce raider had in
terned. Unverified reports reached
here tonight that several British
warships off Cape Henry had oeen
damaged by a storm during last
night and were preparing to go to
Halifax for repairs.
HONOLULU, April 3. Tested at a
depth of 3:'f feet, the improvised div
ing tube to be used in the work of
raining the submarine F-4, was found
to be leaking slightly. Salvaging
operations are being held up until the
tube is perfected.
It had been planned to lower Diver
Agraz in the tube today at the spot
where the F-4 is believed to have
been located but officials would .not
permit him to descend to the suppos
ed level of the submarine until the
apparatus was further tested. After
being submerged an hour several
inches of water were found to have
been forced into the tube as a result
of the terrific pressure.
WASHINGTON, April 3. Five army
officers on duty as military observers
with the German armies have been.""1"" ""
ordered home and their places will not
be taken by other officers. The rea-
unn vclcnorl v ooro n rr tla tii ann
was that their mission is fulfilled. It
is known, however, other reasons,
iaigely of a personal character, help
ed to determine their withdrawal.
Some Sensible Advice To
The Voters Of Phoenix
I am a property owner in the city of
Phoenix, and have been actively iden
tified with its growth and development
since 1877. Therefore, is stands to
reason that I am deeply interested and
concerned in the problems of our city
I wae in favor and worked for our
city charter, providing for a city man
ager, believing that the business of the
city should be conducted on business
principles, and I have yet to change my
mind on the question.
The managerial plan has been a suc
cess so far as it has been tried. The
removal of Manager Farish was a mis
take, to take the most charitable view
of it. I have yet to hear any one hint
at any suspicion of dishonesty or graft
in his administration. The charge of
incompetence was alleged, but by
whom? He was prosecuted by two of
the highest priced lawyers in the state,
and it is commonly reported that a
certain paving company assisted in
paying for them. I am only repeating
the common gossip of the street, and
hope for the good name of our city that
it is not true. But, who was the party?
But enough of that. It Is proposed
to amend our city charter, giving three,
fifths of the commission the right to
discharge the city manager. If that is
right, then let us abolish the whole
thing and go back to the old way. That
is one proposed amendment, designated
as number "2" on the official ballot
under the heading, "Proposed Amend
ments to City Chnrter." Vote no on
No. 2. Then they propose to take away
all the powers of the cltj manager as
such, and make him "subject to the
control of the commission" in the "ad
ministrative operation of the city gov
Support Austrians, AVho
Are Hard Pressed by the
Russians in Passes of the
According to Dispatches
from Holland Germans
Are Again Sending Men
from Belgium to the East
ern Front
LONDON, April 3. The Germans
are pouring reinforcements into Hun
gary to support the Austrian armies
which are being hard pressed by the
Rumians in the passes of the Carpa
thians, also according to dispatches
from Holland they are again sending
men from Belgium to strengthen the
eastern front, where the Russians have
taken the offensive. The battle in the
Carpathians continues day and night.
The Russians, continually reinforced,
are making desperate efforts to force
through Uzsok and Lupkow passes.
upon the success of these operations
their army, which is on the Hungarian
side of Dulka, is waiting before con
tinuing its advance. German subma
rines continue their activities, today's
score being one British steamer, the
Lockvvood and a French fishing smack
bound for New Foundland. With the
return of calmer weather it ie expected
the airmen will soon become more ac
tive, reports of proposed Zeppelin raids
on England are being revived.
Seemingly the Russians had consid
erable for official reports announce the
repulse of Austrian attacks near Me
zolaboiez, due south of the Lupkow
pat-H and west of the Uzsok pass. There
is continued progress in the region of
the latter pass and west of the Uzsok
pass, despite the stubborn resistance
of the Austrians. On Thursday the
Russians claim to have taken prisoner
100 officers, 7000 men and to have cap
tured ten machine gune.
Austrian correspondents view this
onslaught with misgiving and in their
dispatches give it precedence over the
battle of Bukowina, where the Aus
trians a few days ago took the offen
sive, penetrating into Bessarabia, but
since, according to Russian reports,
have been defeated.
There is no change in Poland, hut
the movement of German troops from
Belgium eastward indicates their gen
eral staff is uneasy over the activity of
the Russians along the East Prussian
frontier and in the central portion of
the old kingdom. Having fortified the
whole of Belgium and recently opened
the sluices extending the floods in
Flanders, it is possible they feel secure
or do not anticipate the allies will
make their effort for some weeks yet.
Austria Makes Denial
AMSTERDAM, April 3. It is of
ficially denied at Vienna that Aus
tria has opened negotiations with
Greenbrier Founders
BREMEN, April 3. A telegram to
the Weser Zeltung says the American
steamer Greenbrier from Charleston,
S. C, for Bremen, has foundered in
(Continued on Page Four)
ernment." This is number "9" on the
official bullot under the heading "Pro
posed Amendments to City Charter."
Vote No on No. 9.
This is a well laid plan to overturn
the expressed will of the people and
revert back t the old way, without any
remunerative benefit. For if these
amendments carry the office of the city
manager will be reduced to the level
of city foreman working under the
commission, and worth about $1800 or
$2000 per year at a cost to the people
of $000 per year, a bright idea truly.
Someone has said that some of the
minor amendments are good ones and
ought to carry, but to be sure you get
the right oneg I would advise you to
vote no on all of them.
One word as to the charge of incom
petency preferred against Manager
Farish. To my mind it appears to
have been sustained on one point, and
I followed this farce called a trial very
closely, and that was, he either did not
know how to play politics or he would
not do so. But we do not want a city
manager to play politics, especially on
a salary of $5000 per year. We can get
plenty of perfectly good politicians
much cheaper than that.
We want a manager to give us a
business administration free from graft
or politics, and that is just what Man
ager did until he was fired. If it was
put up to the citizens of Phoenix on a
straight proposition of sustaining his
administration or the action of the city
commission, he would win out by a
vote of at least three to one.
If you want a business administra
tion of the city government, adminis
tered for the benefit of all the people,
nd not for the benifit of any political
or corporate interest, then vote against
the proposed charter amendments.
j cruier Maryland with expert div-
ers and equipment dispatched to
help raise the submarine F-4 will
probably leave San Francisco on
j Tuesday for Honolulu. Divers are
enroute to San Francisco from
New York. No report from- Hono- j
I lulu had been received up to a late
hour today. I
British Cruiser Bombards
Mowilah and Attempts to
Land Troops, But is Re
pulsed Bombardment is
Repeated and Repulse
cial statements declare the situation
in the Dardanelles is unchanged. A
British cruiser attempted to land
troops on Wednesday and Thursday
hut was repulsed. There was little
activity today.
A communication issued this after
noon stated:
"No change has taken place in the
Dardanelles or the other theaters of
war. On Wednesday a British cruiser
bombarded the borough of Mowilah,
at the head of the sea on the Had
Jas coast, and attempted to land
troops. After being repulsed the
cruiser returned next day and renew
ed the bombardment for five hours,
damaging some houses. The enemy
again attempted to land troops but
was repulsed by our troops and volun
teers. The cruiser then retired. There
was no loss of life on our side."
An additional statement tonight
sav :
"Some hostile mine sweepers made
an attempt to approach the straits to
day, but retired before our fire. Two
warhhi;s which protected them un
successfully bombarded the straits
from afar and then retreated."
Vice-President Shows Par
allel Between Ideas of
Nation's Economists and
the Phoenix Chamber of
America has become preeminently a
manufaeturinr; country, and the trail
of the young men is from the country
toward the city. This condition makes
for the neglect of the farm, and is a
cause of serious thought by the econ
omists of the age."
Upon this idea, Vice President
Thomas R. Marshall devoted consider
able time during his remarks at a
luncheon with members of the direc
torate of the chamber of commerce and
others yesterday at the Arizona club.
The vice-president, Mrs. Marshall, and
Wallace Bertholf, an aide arrived dur
ing the morning, and were instantly
whirled away on their several errands
by some hospitable committees of the
Rotary club and chamber of commerce.
A. A. Betts, president of the club, W. A.
Horrell, George Barrows, Postmaster
C. B. Wood and Power Conway accom
panied the visitors to their hotel, whe're
Mrs. Marshall remained for some shop
ping, while the vice president went out
to prepare their Scottsdale cottage.
In discussing the financial conditions
Mr. Marshall took an extremely broad
view of present affairs. In no way did
he refer to politics, but confined him
self to. ideas on the effect of the War
upon American business. Finally, he
came around to a topic that won him
instant approval by the directors of the
chamber of commerce. He took up the
problem of marketing that has occu
pied so much attention in Phoenix rec
"He who helps make smooth the ave
nues of trade is aiding two classes of
people, is doing a double favor. For he
not only makes things easy and pros
perous for the producer, but he lessens
prices for the consumer. In my home
county in Indiana, I know of many
acres of crops that were abandoned and
allowed to waste because no profitable
method could be devised to market
(Continued on Page Three)
Manhattan and Virtually
the Entire Atlantic Sea
board is Visited by Snow
Storm and Wind of High
Center of Storm Reported
to Be Off Cape Hatteras,
Where Steamship Prinz
Maurita is Sendinsr Wire
less S. O. S. Calls
NEW YORK, April 3. New York
and virtually the entire Atlantic sea
board is in the grip of a miniature
blizzard on this, the day before Eas
ter. Snow, thick, wet and sticky,
driven by a northeast gale which at
times attained a velocity of sixty
miles an hour, held up trans-Atlantic
sailings, caused craft off the coast to
scurry to shelter, damaged telephone
and telegraph wires, delayed inter
urban and suburban trains and crip
pled transportation on the surface and
elevated lines.
Tonight the flakes are falling as
fast as ever but local weather offi
cials believed the storm would blow
itself out before morning.
The condition of the streets tonight
made remote the possibility of hold
ing the usual Easter parade on Fifth
avenue tomorrow. The center of the
storm is reported to le off Cape Hat
teras, where the steamship Prinz Mau
rita of the Royal Dutch West Indian
line is in distress and sending wire
less calls for help.
High tides banked up by the gale
inflicted considerable damage along
the New Jersey and Long Island
coasts. Down the New York bay and
in the East and North rivers traffic
is at a standstill.
In Greater New York scores of per
sons were injured by slipping on snow
covered sidewalks and streets. Hardly
street car moved on lower Broad
way for several hours this atternoon.
All over town automobiles, trucks and
wagons were lined up unable to move.
Fifteen thousand men were called out
to aid in clearing away the snow.
Eighteen coastwise and trans-Atlantic
steamships including the big liner
Lusitania tonight were awaiting some
let up so they might slip out to sea.
On Virginia Coast
NORFOLK, Va, April 3. A north
east gale which swept up the Virginia
coast caused serious damage here, al
though no loss of life has been reported.
High tides indicated many of the prin
cipal steamers in which water stood
three feet deep. Telephone and tele
graph, railroad, ferry and street car
services were put out of commission.
Reports of a number of vessels in
distress off the Virginia and North
Carolina coast were received tonight.
A vessel suposed to be the Dutch
steamer Prinz Mauritz was reportci
in distress. An unidentified schoon
er is said to be calling for assistance
off the Diamond shoals, and anotuer
schooner is displaying distress sig
nals off the Gull shoals.
Reports that a British warship bad
displayed distress signals were re
ceived, but were not verified. The
coast guard cutter Onandaga lias
gone to the assistance of unidenti
fied vessels reported in distress be
low the ca pes.
Cold in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala., April 3. Today
with a temperature of 40 was the
coldest April 3 on record in the local
weather bureau. The former recoi l
was 41 degrees in 1875.
Also in New England
BOSTON, April 3. An Easter
snowstorm, driven before a northeast
gale that at times reached a velocity
of nearly 70 miles an hour, swept
the New England coast tonight
crippling wire communication and
(Continued on Page Four)
Fifty Seven Are
Indicted In Wet
And Dry Fight
FAIRFIELD Ills., April 3. Indict
ments against fifty-seven residents of
Sims, Ills., were returned by the Wayne
county grand jury after a weeks in
vestigation of dynamiting a church
and other acts of vandalism commonly
attributed to a -controversy between
wet and dry factions. The grand jury
experienced much difficulty in obtain
ing witnesses and later inducing them
to testify freely. Many expressed fear
of retaliatory measures by the vandal
The names of the persons indicated
will not be made public until after their
arrest. Sims and several surrounding
townships voted dry several years ago,
Since then secret gambling and liquor
sefling places have sprung into exist
1 1
WASHINGTON, April 3. Sec-
retary of the Navy Daniels is still
hopeful that the president will be
j able to accompany him in July
I through the Panama canal to San
Francisco. The president has said
he is unable to make any definite
plans for the summer, pending set-
tlement of various international
I questions. I
Weather Bureau Says Eas
ter Finerv Will Not Suf-
for from Unusual Stonn? i "1C
of Yesterday on the At
lantic Seaboard
WASHINGTON, April 3. The
weither bureau promised tonight re
lief for tomorrow's Easter finery
from the unusual storm which held
the entire Atlantic seaboard in a
intry grip for 24 hours. fair
eather in the South and Central At
lantic states and clearing weather in
astern New York and New Eng
land was the forecast after a day
of snow, rain and wind.
Weather bureau officials said that
hile the Easter snow storm was not
nprecedented, so general a fall of
snow in April was unusual. The dis
turbance placed the entire Atlantic
oast from Northern Florida to Maine
n winter habit, and brought with it
winds that at times approached cy
clone velocity. About nineteen incnes
of snow were reported at philadel-
liia, breaking all records in the h's-
tory of the weather bureau there.
The forecaster predicted tonight
hat the storm would be entirely
passed in the South and Central At-
.ntic states by tomorrow, but said
that blustry winds and the aft?r ef
fects of the disturbance would put a
amper on Easter parades in New
York and Now England.
Oldfield t Drive
Car Starting Big
gest Field of Single Track
Speeders at Venice To
VENICE, April 3 Barney Oldfield is
to officiate as starter of the Venice in
ternational motorcycle grand prix.
fhere are to -be 37 machines in line at
the start and Referee Charles Fuller
Gates, has selected Oldfield to assist
Starter Geo. Adair.
It will be necessary to pace the field
once around the course with a fast au
tomobile, from which the starter Ian
keep the riders lined up for the dash
across the line. As the riders wear
head helmets which deafen them to the
popping of their machines and could
not hear the motorcycles behind them
it would be almost impossible to keep
the rows of riders in position.
With Oldfield driving, Adair will sig
nal the men in their positions on the
pace lap and at the line, drop the red
flag, giving the machines the getaway,
At the pits ahead of the motorcycles,
Oldl'ield will drive the automobile out
of the ways of the riders, giving the
machines the right of way in battle for
the purse.
Today's practice at Venice was full
of thrills for larger fields and closer
brushes than at any time previous.
"Dutch" Myers and Glen Stokes had a
couple of scraps while going seventy
miles an hour, negotiating for positions
and both Tobey and Sexton had falls
while going at high speed.
Harry Sexton, one of the very few
pure amateurs in the big race, was lin
ing it out yesterday on his fast Flying
Merkel and struck the lumberyard turn
too fast, so that he spun around like
a top and gathered a choice assortment
of slivers before coming to a stsop.
Number Machine 'Rider
1 Indian K. G. Baker
2 Indian J. A. Fletcher
3 Excelsior Carl Goudy
4 Excelsior Boh Terry
(Continued on Page Four)
United States Government
Renews Representations
and Asks Protection Af
forded to Foreigners and
Their Interests
Conditions in Tampico Dis
trict Give Much Concern
and the Food Situation
is Said to Be Growing
WASHINGTON, April 3. The
United States government has re
newed its representations to Carran
za to obtain respect for foreign flags
recently violated at Manzanillo.ask
ing that he instruct his officers there
to afford protection to foreigners and
their interests. A separate com
munication was sent to Carran;:a
calling his attention to the indiscrim
inate firing of his troops on the oil
tanks in the vicinity of Tampico.
over 150,000 barrels of oil already
ing the tanks.
Conditions in the Tampico district
gave the officials much concern.
State department dispatches saii
"the food situation at Tampico is
growing worse and about 300 Ameri
cans are desirous of returning to the
United States." Fighting still con
tinues at Ebano.
Dispatches add that "oil operator.
are organizing for the purpose of
buying corn in the United States for
local distribution which will be dis
posed of at cost in order to relieve
the situation. From Manzanillo and
the city of Colima came reports of
further lawlessness. In the first note
sent to Carranza's consular repre
sentative there was transmitted the
statement that British and American
flags have been violated by lawless
Caranza troops at Manzanillo. The
facts were denied by Carranza, and
additional facts now have been laid
before him at Vera Cru: with refer
ence to the request nude in the
first communication. To this no re
ply has been received.''
Conditions at other points on the
west coast of Mexico were descriLed
as under date of yesterday:
"The column of Carranzistas has
been routed while on its way to
Guadalajara. Seven hundred troops
trom Hermosillo have arrived at
Guaymas. Many stores of Guaymns
are closed on account of existing po
litical conditions. Acapulco and Ma
zatlan are quiet.'
The state department received to
day a dispatch from Zacatecas con
firming the report that General Ro
bles, secretary of war to Gen. Etilaiio
Gutierrez, had "surrendered on April
1 all of his command, machine gi.ns,
ammunition and equipment to Gen
eral Villa's forces near Camacho."
Rifle Fire at Matamoras
BROWNSVILLE, April 3. Inter
mittent rifle firing from the Carran
za trenches at Matamoras at the
Villa outposts continued all day. Ma
jor General Funston and a party of
American army officers witnessed
(Continued on Page Four)
Let The Charter Stand
As The People Ratified It
A little more than a year ago the '
city of Phoenix shed its antiquated
hobble skirts and put on the up-to-oate
garments of progress. The tax
payers fondly dreamed and hoped
that they were coming into their own
and now would get some real bene
ficial return for the vast sums of
money they are called upon to con
tribute every year and have been so
contributing for a quarter of a cen
tury, aside from the graft and politi
cal machinery which has cursed the
city for years. Vain hope! "The
last condition is worse than the
first." Today we are asked to take
our charter to pieces by removing the
keystone. No army ever fought a
successful battle with two leaders of
equal authority and rank. Two gen
eral managers of any commercial or
manufacturing business would put it
on the rocks in a year, and every
business man of any experience and
judgment knows this is true.
I have no desire to question or
criticise the right of the commission
ers and mayor to condemn the char
ter, but no public officers has any
right to abrogate or amend any law
which the people enact for his guid
ance and their protection. If he
finds, after he has sworn to uphold
and enforce the laws, that he is out
of harmony with the prescribed rules
of his employment his remedy is to
resign and give some one else, who
believes in carrying out the wishes ( f
the people, have the place.
It is urged that the city manager
system is a failure, in phoenix. Who
knows this and how does he know it?
The present administration was
scarce a month old when a runture
occurred between the commission and i
PR DAY. A . 23
Governor Hunt Summons
Solons to Capital to Fin
ish Work Left Undone at
Regular Session of Leg
General Appropriations and
Tax Levy Must Be Pro
vided for No Chance for
Legislation Along Other
Lines u
The governor's proclamation, calling
the legislature to convene in special
session on Friday, April 23, was issued
yesterday afternoon. Only two sub
jects are mentioned in the call, the
passage of a general appropriation
bill, and fixing the rates and pro
viding for the levy of taxes for thu
next two years. Under the definition
of the constitution, the general appro
priation bill is only to provide money
for the different departments of the
state, for state institutions, for public
schools and for the interest en the
public debt. This, it is pointed out,
would include the state land commis
sion, or of the need of a state land
policy, of which no special mention
is made in the governor's call. Gov
ernor Hunt also refrained from an
reference to the law providing for the
semi-annual payment of taxes, indi
cating that he did not intend to leave
a single loophole by which the legis
lature might return to the subject ot
mine-tax legislation.
The governor's proclamation fol
Executive Department ,
State of Arizona
Whereas, the second state legisla
ture, in regular session convened on
January 11th, 1915, took final ad
journment, at the expiration of the
sixty days' period allowed by law,
without having passed a general ap
propriations bill providing money for
the different state departments, in
stitutions, public schools, and for the
interest on the public debt;
Whereas, the funds set aside by the
first state legislature for the use of
state departments and institutions will
be virtually depleted on June 30th,
1!U5, the date of the expiration of the
current fiscal year:
Whereas, the lack of departmental,
institutional and school appropriations,
in conjunction with certain existing
defects in the statutes governing the
levy of taxes, create a serious emerg
ency rendering early legislative action
absolutely imperative:
Now therefore, I, Geo. W. P. Hunt,
irovernor of Arizona, by virtue of the
authority in me vested bj' the consti
tution, do hereby convene ihe second
slate legislature in special session, in
Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, at 10
o'clock on the morning of Friday,
April 2rd, A. D. 1915, for the pur
pose of providing legislation on the
subjects hereinafter following:
1. To enact a general appropriation
bill, providing apropriations of money
(Continued on Page Three)
manager, which bred discoid an
hatred and spite until it culminated
in the farce which h;is been running
on the public stage during the past
tew weeks.
To throw up the full control sys
tem now would be at par with the
greenhorn who bought a half grown
shoat and asked how much corn it
would take to fatten him. The far
mer replied that by the time he had'
fed the pig five bushels of corn he
would be fat enough to kill, so he
fed him five bushels tnat night ani
killed him the next forenoon.
So far as Mr. Farish is concerned
I have nothing to offer but this
that after reading all the evidence in
the case I think a great deal more
of him than when the trial began.
Perhaps it is true that he made
some mistakes, but who doesn't make
mistakes? I have grave doubts of
the ability of any man on eartlt
to manage this, or any other
city for a year to suit all tha
people all the time, or any great
majority of the people at any time.
Certainly a manager whose every ac
tion is subject to review by the
commission, and whose job depends
upon how well he pleases the mem
bers of the board, would be the sor
riest figurehead on earth and about
as useful to the city as a looking
glass is to a blind man.
Now is a good time to show a lit
tle patriotism and common horse
sense. Select a commission, tho
members of which are in harmony
with the charter, and who feel that
they are in duty . bound to follow
I the provisions of the same as the
I people made it instead of enforcing
(Continued on Page Three)
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