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Some Obstacles Which War
'Across Atlantic Has j
Jhrown Into Paths of
4 Prosperity Outlined at
Opening of Conference.
Incidentally Secretary Mc
. Adoo Promises to Take
Up Question of Steamship
Lines to Operate with the
Southern Republics.
WASHINGTON, May 24 Some ob
stacles which the war across the At
lantic has thrown into the paths of in
tlustrial and commercial prosperity
and the march of trade in the western
lieniiphere were outlined at the first
s-ession of the Pan-American financial
inference. The outstanding thought
f the conference as expressed by many
speakers was the crying need of im
iimrrtiimt of transportation for the re
iidjustment of the methods of financial
xi'hanse and for uniformity of laws
north and south of the equator with
Telalion to subjects which vitally
effect international relations. The
president welcomed the delegates and
talked of the need of the development
of transportation.
Secretaries Rryan, Redfiel.i and Mc--d.-o
and Postmaster General Burleson
later ridded their recommendations for
Mt-amship lines independent of Europe
(.i ply between all the principal uorts
f the two Americas. The expression
t" this idea culminated tonight in the
promise of Secretary McAdoo to select
committee of representatives of the
1'nitert States and the South American
i-ountries. including Argentina. Brazil
;n.' cHile and possibly others, to take
m tomorrow the question of steam
ship lines, either co-operative under
these governments or under private
Besides the delegates from the 15 :
Tjl t in- Amprii'ftn pnnntrinQ i.rl !i'ii..t i '
. -. . ... i
the conference which is to continue
Throughout the week, are members of
the prcsidnfs cabinet, the federal rer
erve board, the federal trade commis
sion, treasury officiuis and more than
ne hundred representatives of great
Vmerican banks, industrial corpora
tions and commercial houses.
The opening day was devoted chiefly
to speech making. The president he
can with the unequivocal declaration
that the conference is not for the ex
ploitation of the invited nations, but
lor a union of the interests in which
he Vnited States would not try to
'nn'se use of the others but to labor to
i he ao vantages of all.
'It would be a very great thing."
saiil th. president, "if Americans could
ld to the distinction which they al
ready wear of showing the way to peace
l permanent peace. The way to peace,
for u.s, at any rate. Is manifest. It Is
the kind of rivalry that does not in
volve aggression. It is the knowledge
that men can be of the greatest service
to one another and nations of the
greatest ervietr to one another when
th.. jealousy between them is merely
a jealousy of excellence, and when the
Uis.s of their intercourse is friendship."
Tne only private American represen
tative who spoke was Frank Vanderlip
f the National City Bank of New
York. Mr. Vanderlip declared that at
the present time the national banks of
the T'nited States as shown by last re
port! to comptroller of the currency,
have a total surplus over the legal re
sere requirements of more than $700.
Mm..i ;,nd that the state banks prob
ahlv have a "similar plethora."
"That means." he said, "that we have
a perfectly enormous capital for the
expansion of loans, probably enough to
expand loans of two or three billion
dollars, so if we are in a state of un
prepared ness for war we are prepared
io extend our financial relation abroad
for the development of banking credits
ot home.
LONDON. rTuesday) May 2" A dis
patch to the Daily Chronicle from Bu
charest says "The Rumanian govern
ment is negotiating with the allies.
King Ferdinand has reviewed the army
and great enthusiasm prevails.
Demand Increases For The
Republican Special Edition
Two days after the special Salt
River Valley edition of The Repub
lican had been placed in circulation,
the demand for extra copies was on
the increase rather than on the de
cline. Yesterday hundreds of appli
cations were made for copies to be
nailed "back east" and clerks
kept busy in The Republican
were ;
miM ffice meeting this demand.
From every side came complimen
tary remarks relative to the appear
ances of the pages of the special.
Jlcial reference was invariably
made to the subject matter. Discern
ing readers conceded that it was an
Inmr that Is certain to result In
KKTKolT, May 24. Judge Tut
t!e . in the United States court,
issued an order that the Pere Mar
quette Raiyways system be tsold at
auction on October 14. Claims
against the system amount to
more than $S,000.00.
I !
Special Commissioner Holds
Conference with Presi
dent and While Not Madt
Public Relieved No Policv
Chang.' Will Result.
WASHINGTON", May 24. The 1
president received first hand informa
tion concerning the 'Mexican situa
tion tonight from Duval West, the
special commissioner who recently
returned from Mexico. The report
was not made public. ',
It is understood that West s report
will result in no change of policy of
the administration toward Mexico. He
j is said to have avoided favoring any,
j faction or leader, devoting his report
to tne president io iniormation garn
ered about conditions generally and
about the attimde of the different
leaders. It is understood the admin
istration will continue the policy of
"hands off" while the Mexicans are
fighting for supremacy in their
country, in the meantime doing ev
erything in its power to protect for-
eigners and their property and to
bring about relief in sections where
there is a shortage of food.
After a conference with the presi- '
dent. West said he would remain in
Washington for several days, but be
yond that he had no definite plans.
He is not expected -to return to Mex
ico immediately if at all. 1
Official dispatches to the state de-'
pt.rtment describe the Carranza. forces
at Vera Criiz and the Villa forces at
Chihuahua as celebrating victory over
the other.
American Consul Silliman reported
the bells ringing at Vera Cruz over a
victory of Obregon against Angeles.
Consular Agent Carothers at Chihua- '
hua telegraphed that Diaz Lombardo, '
the Villa secretary of state, officially
announced Angeles victory over Ob
regon. f
From these dispatches the officials
concluded the fighting was not de
cisive and that there have been heavy
losse on. both sides. !
It appeared that while the Villa
troops swept southward from Leon.
Obregon and the main bulk of his
army were well entrenched and for
tified at Celaya. where the real con
test would ensue.
The Villa agency gave out a state
ment tonight that La Vacns across
the river from Del Rio, Texas, has
been captured by Villa troops who
control the entire front of the state
of Coahuila.
Taking .with them some of the first
water to flow over the Roosevelt dam
Governor Hunt and staff, and mem- j
bers of the launching commission
will leave Phoenix June 14 in a spe
cial car for New York City to at
tend the christening of the battleship
Arizona. Plans for attendance on the
ceremonies and other important de-1
tails of ' the launching took definite
shape yesterday, following the ar
rival of Captain 1,. V. Mix. of No-
j gales, chairman of the committee,
and the naming of the .executive
much good to thV Salt River Valley i The Silver Service
and that the greater the outside cir- I The matter of securing funds for
culation the greater the benefit thata suitable silver service for the new
will accrue. idreadnaught was taken up, and
Very few readers of The Rcpubli- i Messrs. Stapley and Powers, chair-
j can are overlooking the opportunity ,
to send these papers to their friends.
They insist that such an
to the waiting ones hack
be received much the same as would
a good, long letter. There is still
a good supply of copies of the edi
tion that may be secured at the re- ,
Thev may be had wrapped ready for'0' ,h", Run1 "-"r-. and to raise
m.iiir,r Foor onto in i.tr r " otl,"r hi,lf D" Popular Sllbscrip-
required to carry the big number. j
A ii rec
nient Will le Reached or
That One Could Re Found
Satisfactorv to House.
Resolution of
mined Purpose
in House
Pro loses a Suspension
of Prohibition
It will be known tonight whether
the laboring extra session will pro
duce a general appropriation bill.
That will depend upon the result of
a negotiation between conferees on
the part of the house, consisting of
Chairman Powers, and Representa
tives Johns and Richardson, the
former managers for the house, and
a senate committee consisting of
Chairman Stapley and Messrs. Mar
tin and Crabb. Messrs. Bacon and
.! McMillan, the former senate con
ferees were absent from the city.
This arrangement was reached
j the
end of a day spent
an attempt to read
the house
the former
was finally
Though no
conference report which
rejected by the house.
definite instructions were given the
house conferees, special mention was
made of the objections of the hoiise
to certain features of the report the
agreement upon the appropriations
for the land commission, for the tax
commission and for the expenses of
the offices of the attorney general
and the auditor.
The report was taken up in the
morning at the point where an
agreement had been made by the
house conferees to a new section by
the senate appropriating $75,000 for
a mining and engineering building at
the university, an equal amount to
be raised by the citizens of Tucson
and others interested in the mining
Mr. Christy- said that in the be
ginning he had been opposed to ap
propriations for buildings for any of
the public institutions and was yet
opposed to such appropriations but in
the interest of harmony he would
vote to concur in this amendment.
Mr. Lines and others charged that
an unfair advantage had been taken
of the house with reference to this
and other new sections by the sen
ate. They had been told that they
had been eliminated. Mr. MeOlain
made the same charge more speci
fically. Plea by Mr. Powers
Chairman Powers spoke at some
length. He said that the aopeal he
had made on Saturday to the mag
nanimity of spirit of the house had
met with no response or not with the
response he had expected. He said
that in the preparation of the con
ference report he had tried to sub
merge his interest in the county in
, the larger interests of the state. Such
'a submergence be declared, had not
been general and both houses in this
respect were equally at fault. "I am
now come," said Mr. Powers, "to a
'more delicate matter, the division o'
j this house into two so-called fac
' tions. I have been charged with be
longing to the administration faction,
but I have at no time been Influenc
ed by the administration. I have be
longed to a certain group and I will
(Continued on Page Five1)
At a conference of members of the
commission held ut the Arizona club
yesterday mor.niiig( Captain :.i:x ap
pointed Dwight B. Heard, W. G.
Hartranft, Judge Joseph H. Kibbey
mid Lindley C. Morton members of
the executive committee, and with
them discussed plans for the trip to
New York and arrangements for the
attendance of a number from this
' state.
Later in the day the executive
committee, with Misses Eva Behn and
Sally King, who will be maids of
honor ;vt the launching, met with
Governor Hunt at the state house,
and definitely decided to charter a
private car for the journey to New
York. The car,
on the regular
of June 14. will
which will leave here
train on the evening
be run over the San
Vhicago, and thence
ills and the LeJiigh
ta Ft? lines lo
via Niagara F
Valley to New
York, arriving on the
day before the launching.
m,n of appropriations committees,
f th Benat(. an ho.s(. WPrt. .aiied
into conference and promised their
co-operation in securing an appro
for this purpose. The silver
service, it Is stated, would cost ap
proximately $8,000, and it was de-
idol to risk the legislature for half
(Continued on Page Five)
There Is No
Either, That
AY. L. MacKensie King and
L. M. Rowers Prove In
tractable Witnesses Re
fore Federal Industrial
Relations Commission.
Particularly Are
Walsh and His
of Questioning
by Former Canadian Cab
inet Officer.
MacKenzie, director of the industrial
relations department of the Rocke
feller foundation, and former Cana
dian cabinet officer, interrupted his
testimony before the Federal Indus
trial Relations Commission to roundly
denounce the methods of Chairman
Walsh in conducting the commis
sion's Colorado strike inquiry. The
outburst came in the midst of ques
tioning regarding the plan suggested
bv him to Rockefeller for dealing
with the situation in the Colorado
coal fields. The chairman sought to
show the plan would hn.ve eleminated
union representation on boards and
confeiences between employers and
King objected strenuously to any
inference Hiat he was unfriendly to
organized labor.
"1 have seen witness aft-r witness
on the stand here treated in a man
ner that was an) thing but fair," said
King. "In the name of labor I pro
test against the way this hearing has
been conducted."
"Vou do not like the way the inves
tigations are conducted in this coun
try?" asked Walsh.
"1 do not like U way this hearing
has been conducted " he replied.
"Vou do not like this commission'?
conduct of the hearings?"
' 1 do not like the way you. Mr.
Chairman, have conducted the ex
amination of witnesses."
"Then you exonerate the rest of
the commission?"
" Hi. yes."
''I your objection to the examina
tion," asked the chairman, "based
in your observation of the examina
tion of John D. Rockefeller. Jr.. and
is it caused in pmt by the statement,
you heard a witness make here that
he is 'guilty of high treason and
should be punished?''
King spoke only of the general ex
amination of all witnesses. He was
questioned at length about his ser
vices to John D. Rockefeller Jr., and
to the foundation, but he declined to
say what salary he received.
L. M. Powers. veteran former
treasurer of the Colorado Fuel and
Iron Company, now member of the
personal business of Rockefeller. Sr.,
occupied the stand the greater part
of the session. He was questioned
closely as to the conduct of the strike
by the coal companies, and dis
claimed reponsibility for the vio
lence and bloodshed which 'charac
terized the disturbances.! ;
Mr. Bowers showed the effects of
his recent illness and was frequently
agitated by the questioning. He told
of his efforts to improve the condi
tions in the coal fields after he went
there in l!07, but did not defend the
officers of the company prior to that
time nor would he assume the re
sponsibility for the present officers,
other than himself. He was em
phatic, and sometimes apoligized
for being "wrathy" in his manner.
(Continued on Page Three)
First Referendum
Petition Aimed At
Senate Bill No 2
The first referendum petition to
be filed against any measure pass;-
by t!ie second state legislature reach -
ed the office of the secretary of state
yesterday from Greenlee county. The
petition, which is directed at Senate
Bill No. 2. providing that jury lees
may be included in the judgment and
taxed as costs, is signed by twenty
residents of Greenlee county, and was
filed by L. Kearney, a Clifton attor
The number of signatures neces
sary for the referendum on any bill
passed by the legislature is five per
cent of the total vote, for governor
at the last general election, or
The time limit prescribed by
expires June 9, ninety days from the
date of adjournment of the legisla
ture. Already, it is stated on good
authority, a large number of signa
tures have been obtained to a pe
tition for a referendum on the law
providing for the semi-annual pay
ment of taxes, and it is considered
probable that this measure will be
referred to the people for their ap
proval at the next general election.
The petitions are being circulated in
Gila county. The State Federation
of I-abor is said to be behind the
movement to refer Senate Bill No. 2.
Little or No
to Elapse
laration of
Time Allowed
Retween Dec
War and Ac-
Fighting .Between
and Austria.
Relieved That Attempts
Will Re Made to Inflict
Quick and Decisive De
feat and Discourage Jtal
ians at Beginning.
LONDON. May 24. Little or
time has been alhiwed to elapse
and a od
tween the declaration of war
Httual fighting between Italy
i stria. Karly this morning Aus
trian aeroplanes, destroyers and tor
pedo boats descended on the fta'ian
oast of the Adriatic and bombard.id
towns, including Venice, while in the
I Tyrol and on the eastern frontier,
jtiie Italian and Austrian advance
! guards are already in touch, have
.exchanged their first shots.
j Tile plan of the campaign has not
j yet been disclosed, but it is belie' ed j
generally that attempts to inflict I
quick and decisive defeat, or at least!
'one that will discourage the Italians.
jwill be undertaken, largely by the'
(.ermans under Held Marshal n !
Hindenburg. ,
It is said that Oertnan troops, with
ne:vy guns, aeroplanes and Zeppelins
are already passing through the vnl- i
ley of the River Adige in the direc
tion of Verona and that rapid and
j fierce blows will be delivered almost j
at the Italian center. This the Ger- ;
mans doubtless believe will serve to
: hold off the Italian advance from the
'province of Venice, where the flat ,
nature of the country- would give the j
Italians a greater chance of success. I
Throughout Austria and
there is hitter denunciation
which for the moment has
of Italv
F.ngland as the most hated
The most important battle.
is that raging southeast of
where the Austrians and
are making repeated attacks in an
endeavor to break the Russian line
and thus relieve the pressure the
Russians are bringing to bear on the
Oermans who crossed the San.
Fighting is also in progress in
mrtland, along the I-,.st Prussian
frontier, and in central Poland where
tne jermnns n-.ve attempt? i an or -
fen: ive along il-c Raw ka :n cr. None
I" these acti'-i.s :,pparentlv' have been
decisive :!!: itiah heavy lonses were
suffered . on both sides. Russia ex
presses satisfaction with the situa
tion along her front. Heavv fighting
was resumed in the western zone. Duke f Avarina Departs
from Arras to the sea in which both I VIENNA. May 24. The Italian am
. v, - ,i. ,.iim , i hassador to Austria-Hungary. the
, ... .... . t ,
the allies do not intend to relax
their efforts along thi front although
the big general movement has not
been undertaken, the present opera -
tions having as an object the im-
provement of their positions and the
forcing of the Germans to counter
attacks. The allies landed additional troops
on the Gallipoli peninsula and al
though progress there must for some
time continue to be slow, there is
every confidence here that the resist
ance of the Turks before long will
be broken. The loss to the allies
(Continued on Page Three)
associatkd press dispatch!
JOHNSTOWN, Pa.. May 24 An ex
plosion in Mine No. 1 of the Valley
Smokeless Coal company near here to
day, caused pine deaths. Eight miners
were killed by the explosion and Homer
Phillips, chief of the first aid depart
ment of the Cambria Steel company,
died at a hospital tonight as a result
of being overcome by gas while head
ing a rescue party.
The miners killed, all of whom were
Americans, were Edward Evans and
Seven Witnesses Swear He Was
Trinidad Day of Battle
I associated press dispatch
TK IX I DAD. May 24 A verdict of
m.t guilty was returned tonight by
the jury in the case of Robert tTh
lieh, union leader, charged with the
ijpurder of Mack Powell, a cowboy,
dur'ng one of the fights near Lud-lov.-
in 1913. The verdict was reached
ot the first ballot.
The case was given to the jury late
today alter the jury had been in
sU'icted by Judge Hillyer and arnrit
r.ients made by counsel for both sides.
Tie verdict was' returned after two
hours and forty-fiw minutes deliber
ating. Evidence presented by the
state sought to establish that the but
tle in which Powell was killed was
stunted by striking coal miners of the
Lnc'low colony who were armed n.nd
led by'l'hlich. Seven witnesses for
ihe defense swore that Uhlich was in
Trinidad the day of the battle.
HO.VuLCLU, May 24. The sub
marine F-4 was raised 21 feet to
day and lifted to within 87 feet of
the surface. Naval officials are
confident the submarine will be
brought to the top of the water
this week
- 1
No Arrangements, However,
Have Reen Made as Yet
for Departure of Kalian
Ambassador from Ger
man Capital.
j BERLIN, May 24. No arrange-
. ments as yet have been made for the
departure of the Italian ambassador
(from Germany, ow ing to the Whit-
jsuntide holidays no newspapers pub-
lished today and therefore there was dent's signature and will be formally
tio press comment on Italy's deelara- j issued tomorrow.
tion of war. The public received the Secretary Bryan announced that the
news with remarkable calmness, and j American embassy at Vienna haJ
seemed more bent on enjoying holiday j taken over the care of Italian inter
outinss in the brilliant, summer : ests there. Ambassador Pace ad-
weather than worrying about
latest accession to the ranks of
1 1 ia-H ungary's enemies.
Germany is whole heartedly on the
i sine ot nej- any. vn Jtauan jniiuary
attache recently summoned to Ger-
man headquarters, was shown a map
of the location anil strength of the
Austro-German armies on the Italian
frontier so that his government will
have no reason to doubt that Ger
many would assist Austria with
every' available man in case of war.
Von Buelow Leaves
LONDON (Tuesday) May
dlspateh to the Stefani agency from
( Rme says that Prim e von
jthe German Ambassador,
aecom- !
.pUnied by the
an.i o ,(, (
Princess Von Buelow, j
crman representatives
to the Quirinal
and Vatican,
train at 9:'
it o'clock
I from Rome, by
' ! last night.
I Duke of Avarna. .ml members of theiian quarters it is confidently as
embassy staff left here this evening
"n board a special train by the way
i of Switzerland for Italy. Their ile-
j parture
was without incident.
To Move Italian Court
FLORENC7K. May 24. A report is
current that the Italian court is to
be moved from Rome and installed
at the Pitti Palace in Florence.
associated press dispatch 1
Arizona: Fair in the south and show
ers in the north.
hi sons Davis and James Kvans:
Jacob Wolf. John Hoffman. Charles
Stepliein, Valentine Chaschal and C; F.
The mine was not in operation today
but the victims had received permis
siou to do what work they could to
earn extra money.
associated press dispatch
NEWCASTLE, England, May 24.
The Norwegian ytenmer Minerva was
sunk by a German submarine on Sat
urday night. The crew was landed
here this evening by the steamer Iris.
The captain of the Tris reported that
after he had rescued the crew of the
Minerva the submarine sent a torpedo
at the Iris, narrowly missing hr.
To Begin Trial Of Officers
Of L. A. Investment Company
LOS ANGELES. May 24 Charles A.
Elder, founder, and ten former asso
ciate officers of the Los Angeles In
vestment company will go in trial to
morrow in the United States court on
the charge of having used the mails in
a conspiracy to defraud the stockhold
ers and investors. More than one hun
dred witnesses from various cities in
California, Arizona and other states
will be present when the trial opens.
jJtalv's Entrance Into War
Sets in Motion Various
Rranehes of Official and
Diplomatic Activity in
Secretary Rryan Announces
American Embassy at
Vienna Has Taken Over
the Care of the Italian In
terests There.
WASHINGTON, May 24 Italy's en -trance
into the war has set in mo
tion various branches of official and
diplomatic activity. County V. Mae
chi Di Cellere, the Italian ambassa
dor, formally notified the United
States of the declaration of war of
his government on Austria and ex
plained informally to Secretary Bryan
and Counsellor Lansing the contents
of a note to be delivered late tomor-
I " . '
Ition. Dr. Constant'.n Dumoa. the
j Austria ambassador, also advised
. Secretary Bryan of the existence of
the war A neutrality proclamation,
J Bimj;ir to those made early in the
i vvur nas been prepared for the presi-
vised the state department from Rome
that Spain has been entrusted with
Austria's diplomatic interests. It de
veloped that while preparations had
been made for the American em
bassy at Rome to take over Aus
tria's affairs, the final decision of
Austria was to place her Interests in
the same hands as those of Germany,
which had cnlled upon Spain.
j Notice of formal declarations of
! war by Germany, and Turkey on
i Italy will mean additional interests
tIia 1 'nii..l S2r..)T(3 ta hikf care of
jiii Constantinople and possibly in
Berlin although it is believed that
j Switzerland may care for Italian af-
j . .... irl (i-rTn.,n because of the geo
graphical proximity and eae of
maintaining communication over the
exchanges of prisoners and other
Questions usually cared for by the
j neutral in whose hands the diplo
imatie interests of a belligerent are
j placed.
j The iMjssible attitude of Greece,
j Rumania and Bulgaria continued the
I topic of absorbing interest in offi
lci.il and diplomatic circles. In Ital-
serted that if Rumania entered the
war, Bulgaria either would remain
neutral or Join her, and that there
is little possibility of an attack by
Bulgaria. Among the Austrian and
German diplomatists belief prevailed
that Rumania would remain neutral.
Negotiations and conversations, it
is understood, are in progress among
the Balkan countries, but the three
legations of the interested nations
were not closely informed because or
the difficulty of communication and
changes in the day by day parleys.
Besides the interest in the Balkan
situation. officials and diplomats
manifested much interest in the ar
guments and contentions of Austria
and Italy over the negotiations just
concluded Viet ween them. The Italian
ambassador let it be known the note
he will make public tomorrow would
explain and justify Italy's position.
At the Austrian embassy while no
formal statement was issued the at
titude outlined is similar to that of
Emperor Francis Joseph In his proc
lamation to the army and navy,
namely that Italy deserted nn ally
to gain territorial possessions to
which she ha.s no legitimate aspira
tion. -o-
NEW YORK. May 24 Wireless com
munication between the United States
and Germany has been severely handi
capped and probably will continue so
until about July 1 on account of tin
electrical activities of aurora borealis.
accompanied by electrical storms over
the wireless routes. lntU normal con
ditions again prevail, uncensored com
munication between Germany and the
outside world vvtll be limited and the
news agencies in the meantime will bo
obliged to depend on London for regu
lar transmission of the daily German
war office statement.
C. T. Walton, I'nited States marshal,
estimated the trial cot will he more
than $50,00(1 mileage and fees alone.
The defense will be built, it is stated,
on the assertion neither Elder nor the
other men entered any conspiracy.
Eider and several of these defendants
were also indicted by th county grand
jury a rew week ago in charges that
hey loaned themselves more than
$1,000,000 of the company's funds.

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