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British Battleship Struck
bv Torpedo and Disap
pears in Seven Minutes
The Attacking Submarine
Makes Her Escape.
Had Record of Success,
Both in Far Eastern as
Well ;is European Waters
Majority of Crew Re
ported Saved.
BKRLIN", May 26. A Constan- 1
! tinople dispatch to the Tageblatt
says the British battleship Tri- ;
! umph was sunk by a single tor-
iedo and that she disappeared in
seven minutes. !
(associated pass a dispatch
LONDON. May 26. The British bat
tleship Triumph has been sunk in the
Dardanelles. This official announce
ment was made tonight. The disaster
is described in a brief statement by the
admiralty, which says that while oper
ating in support of the Australian and
New Zealand forces on the shore of the
Gallipoli peninsula yesterday the T"!
uirph was torpedoed by a submarine
and sunk shortly afterward. A major
ity of the officers and men. including
the captain and commander are report --d
to have been saved. The submarine
The battleship Triumph was built at
Barrow in 1902 for the Chilean govern
ment but was purchased by Great Bri
tain in 1903. She was laid down under
the name of Libertad, a sister ship to
the Constitution, which was also pur
chased from Chile and re-christened
the Swifture.
Sine the war broke out the Tri
umph has been operating both in the
lar eastern and European waters. As
the flagship of the British Asiatic
squadron she participated in the bom
bardment of the German base at Tsing
Tau. China, last October and was re
ported to have been damaged by the
whell fire of the German forts.
After the fall of Tsing Tau the Tri
umph returned to European waters and
e.irly in the present year began oper
ations with other units of the allied
fleet against the Dardanelles. In the
latter part of April, the Triumph bom
barded the Turkish trenches at the
f stern end of the Gallipoli peninsula
and afterward went into the Dardanel
les to search for trenches from differ
ent angles. Here she came under the
tire of the Turkish howitzer battery on
the Asiatic shore, which dropped six
teen shells around her and threw three
missiles aboard. Little damage was
done and only two men, a stoker and
a iiluejucket, were wounded. The bat
tleship silenced the Turkish battery
before retiring.
A few days later, while landing oper
ations were proceeding the Triumph
with other warships, in addition to cov
ering the landing, bombarded the forts
of the Dardanelles to prevent rein
forcements reaching the Turks- from
the sea of Marmora. The Triumph was
credited in official reports with having
Ket fire to the town of Maidos during
the liombardment.
The Triumph was commanded by
Captain Maurice Fitzmaurice. Her
crew of officers and men in times of
leace numbered about' 700. The vessel
carried four 10-Inch, fourteen 7.5-inch
suns, fourteen 14-pounders and four 6
tunders. In addition she carried two
ls-inch torpedo tubes.
o .
NEW YORK. May 26. Warren Ol
ney. Jr., and Frank G. Drum. Califor
nia receivers of the Western Pacific
Iliiilway were appointed by the federal
court here to act in the same capacity
in this district. The request for the
appointment of a receivership was
made by the Epuitable Trust company
which alleges that 11,250.000 was de
faulted, the interest on gold bonds since
March 1.
Atlantic Fleet Aids Rescue
When Big Ships Collide
NEW YORK. May 26 Seventy
seven passengers were saved from
possible death when the Holland
American lined Ryndam collided early
today with the tramp steamer Joseph
Cuneo off the Nantucket shoals
lightship, and was brought safely
to port tonight by the battleship
South Carolina, which participated in
the rescue. The Ryndam, was con
voyed to the Ambrose lightship by
the battleship Texas and reached the
harbor before her passengers. She
was drawing thirty-six feet ot water
and much of her cargo, consisting of
foodstuffs for Holland, valued at
Jl.Ooo.noo was destroyed.
The hole in the side of the Ryn
j NEW YORK, May 26. Mrs.
I Charlotte o'Xeil. wife of an en-
gineer of the Brooklyn Rapid
j Transit company, was found in
j her bedroom with a bullet in her
i heart it her home in an ex
! elusive residential section of
; Brooklyn. In an adjoin-ng room
lay two of her three children
! with cords tight about their
, necks. Francis, aged 4, was re
j vived, but Josephine, aged 1,
Although Called Upon to
Eace New Enemy in
Italy, Austrians and Ger
mans Do Not Relax Ef
forts Elsewhere.
LONDON, May 26. Although called
upon to face another enemy in Italy,
whose troops have crossed the eastern
border, the Austrians and Germans
have not relaxed their efforts on the
other fronts. In the middle of Galicia
they assumed the offensive against the
Russians along the river San and claim
to have met further success: while in
Flanders and Artois the Germans con
tinue, according to French reports to
make furious attacks in an effort to
regain the ground taken from them in
recent weeks and to hold that which
they took from the British in the region
of Ypres.
The Italians, who crossed the fron
tier toward the Isonzo river have not
yet met serious opposition. In fact no
important battle is expected until the
invaders reach the river as here the
Austrians are established.
Except for the German admission
that the British captured a part of
their trenches to the northeast of Gi
venchi. reports from belligerent head
quarters continue to contradict each
other, one side claiming gains, while
the other says all attacks were repulsed
with heavy losses. So far as the west
is concerned, however, the fighting, as
has been the case for months, consists
largely of trench warfare. In Greece
the illness of King Constantine. whose
condition remains serious, has brought
the political situation to a standstill
and it is regarded as unlikely there
will be any development until after the
pending elections. The alleged torpe
doing of the American steamship Ne
braskan was featured im all the London
papers, which describe the incident as
"another challenge to America."
Order Buildings Destroyed
VERONA. May 26. Reports were
received here from Trentino to the ef
fect that the Austrian military author
ities had ordered the destruction of the
government building, barracks, monas
teries and churches in order that they
may have free range for the guns. In
the village of Avio. Just inside the Aus
if Continued on Page Sixl
WASHINGTON, May 26. Reports of
a decisive Villa victory over Obregon
in the righting about Leon, as an-!
nounced at Chihuahua by Villa's for-J
eign minister were apparently "prema
ture" according to official advices to
the state department. The best infor
mation obtainable, the department
dam was below the waterline about
the width of a plate, and was stopped
with- canvas. The "Cuneo, though
damaked. is proceeding under her
own steam to this port. The steamer
Thomas Millard,, carrying friends and
relatives of the passengers and offi
cers of the Holland-American line
were down the bay to meet the
South Carolina and take aboard the
rescued passengers. The Ryndam left
here yesterday with fifty-four cabin
and twenty-three third class pas
sengers. The crew numbered about
150. The steamers collided at four
o'clock this morning in a heavy fog.
Several Atlantic battleships went to
their rescue. Only six of the pas
sengers were Americans. The others
were foreigners returning home.
The Nebraskan, in Ballast,
from Liverpool to Dela
ware Breakwater, Dam
aged by Contact with
Mine or Torpedo.
Crookhaven Dispatch Says
Submarine Was Seen Off
Fastnet Just After Time
the Nebraskan Was Dam
LONDON, May 26. The Ameri
can steamer Nebraskan in ballast,
bound from Liverpool for the Del
aware Breakwater is on her way
back to Liverpool. The Nebras
kan when about forty miles from
Fastner, off the coast of Ireland,
was either torpedoed or struck a
mine. The men took to the boats
..but later returned to the vessel.,
which was damaged in the forward
part but able to proceed. The gen
eral opinion here is that the vessel
is another victim of a German
submarine. " -
A Crookhaven dispatch stated it
was learned there a submarine was
seen last night off Fastnet just
after the time the Nebraskan was
damaged. No connection is es
tablished between the appearance
of the submarine and the explosion
that damaged the Nebraskan. The
steamer was seen outside Crook
haven and as it approached in the
direction of the Fastnet lighthouse
two loud reports were heard. Resi
dents ran to the shore and a few
minutes later sighted the subma
rine. A man on shore fired two
shots with a rifle at men in the
conning tower of the submarine,
which immediately dived.
Reoort of Captain
NEW YORK. May 26. John S.
Green, master of the Nebraskan wire;
the vessel's owners here:
"We were struck either by a mine or
a torpedo forty-eight miles west of
Fastnet. We are steaming to Liver
pool. There is water in the lower hold.
None are injured.
Government Investigating
WASHINGTON. May 26. The course
of the United States government in the
case of the Ameriran steanv-r Nebras
kan damaged off the coast of Ireland,
was undetermined tonight because of
ficials are without definite information
as to whether the ship was torpedoed
or struck a mine. Mesages from Am
bassador Page and Consul General
Skinner at London transmitted the re
port the the British admiralty that the
vessel was torpedoed, but officials not
ed with much interest the captain's re
port to his owners, indicating doubt as
to whether the ship was hit by a tor
pedo or a mine.
Should It develop clearly that she
was torpedoed without warning, aggra
vating circumstances will have been
added to the alrady tense situation,
notwithstanding the fact that no lives
were lost.
The president himself read all the
official nnd unofficial dispatches. In
view of the positive position of the
United States has taken on the sub
ject of submarine activity in the war
zone and the delicate situation with
Germany arising out of the Lusitania
disaster, the story of the Nebraska n's
(Continued on Page Five)
said, indicated that the opposing ar
mies rested after severe fighting with
a decided advantage to Villa's forces,
r"d that the battle was resumed to
day. '
The outcome of this conflict is ex
pected to go far toward deciding the
military mastery of Mexico, for the
immediate future at least. Advices to
the department from Frontrera saiid it
was reported there that a serious dis
turbance had occurred in the northern
part of Tabasco with defeat for the
Carranza fbrces. Other advices told of
the reports that fighting was under
way at Monclova with the Villa forces
attempting to recapture the town. The
Villa agency here announced it had re
ports claiming that Monclova had al
ready been retaken.
CLEVELAND, May 26. Frederick
D. Underwood, president of the Erie
Railroad company, the Erie railroad
and the Delaware and Hudson rail
road men was indicted by a special
federal grand jury for violation ot
the interstate commerce laws. The
indictment charges that in July, 1912,
W. B. Miller, foimer president of the
Diamond Ruber company, and seven
friends were allowed the use of a
private car from Akron, Ohio to
Beverly. Mass., upon the payment
of eight fares, whereas the law
calls for the payment of twenty-five
full fares for a private car.
Judge Edward Kent and
Professor John D. Loper
Are Recipients of Honors
for Services to State of
Class of Eighteen Gradu
ates, and Among Them Is
Verne Gerald La Tou
rette, Who Earns Bach
elor of Science Degree.
(Special to The Republican)
TUCSON, May 26. The degree of
Doctor of Laws was conferred on
Judge Edward Kent, A. B., LL. B. and
the degree of Master of Arts on
John D. Loper, superintendent of the
Phoenix public schools, at the gradu
ation exercises of the University of
Arizona this evening.
Chancellor Frank Hereford recom
mended the two gentlemen, stating
that the board of regents had voted
degrees to them in recognition of their
services to the state.
Dr. R. B. von KieinSmid, president
of the University, conferred the de
grees, decorating them with the prop
er insignia. He stated to Judge Kent
that the degree had hern granted as a
mark of appreciation for long service
as leading jurist in territory and
state, and expressed to Mr. Loper
appreciation for his services as a
leading educator of the southwest.
An amusing incident following the
conferring of the degrees happened
when Judge Kent went to sit down
not knowing that chancellor had
changed places and had occupied his
chair. He sat down in Hereford's
A class of 18 graduated. Verne
Gerald Lo Tourette, one of the class
is from Phoenix. He took a B. S.
degree in agriculture and expects to
work at Phoenix.
Dr. John Ralcom Shaw of Los
Angeles delivered the commencement
address. His subject was "the su
preme summons of the hour.''
Jhn D. Loper upon whom the M.
A. degree was conferred was b.:;-n
i:i Ohio, where he received his edu
ction anil gained his first experi
ence as UT iiiWrwetor. He at: mk!' I
;!.e public t'hrols, his close apiili'rv
ti-in to t:ic;y in the grades living
continued later as a stude:it cf
Northern 1 " n ersity.
lie taufhl m the public schools of
(Continued on Page Ten)
Savs Th( re
Was No Dispo
sition on Pari of People
P. Display Any III Feel
ing Toward Him or Tow
ard Gcrinanv.
associated press dispatch
BERLIN, May 26. Prince Von Bue
low, the German ambassador to Italy
and the Princess Von Buelow arrived
in Berlin this morning. They dated
their departure from Rome was not
marked by the slightest untoward inci
dent. There was no display of ill feel
ing on the part of the people toward
him or Germany and it seemed as' if
Italy still hoped to avoid war with
Germany while conducting hostilities
with Austria-Hungary.
Prince Von Buelow, it is asserted,
was compelled three times to request
his passports before he obtained them.
Signor Bollati. the Italian ambassador,
departed from Berlin at five o'clock
this morning on a special train.
Prince von Buelow
As Soon as Small Amount
of Remaining Business Is
Completed Today, Lcgis-
. lafure Will Adiouni with
Probability of New Call.
Governor Reticent About
Discussing New Call. Ad
mitting Only That It Will
Provide for Some Land
As soon as it can be engrossed the
general appropriation bill will be ready
for tlie signature of the governor.
Though final action on the conference
report on the bill was not taken by the
senate until late in the afternoon the
work of engrossing was going on in
the committee of both houses for there
was not the slightest doubt that file
senate would adopt the report.
When the senate met in the morning
none of the absentees had arrived.
I President Sims said that he had word
from Senator Bacon that he would
reach town about three o'clock but it
was uncertain then whether Senator
Kinney, also of Gila county,' would be
able to come. However, one more sen
ator would make up the required thir
teen, if all should vote in favor of the
report and it was pretty well agreed
yesterday morning that there would
not be an opposing vote.
Senators Bacon and Kinney arrived
late in the day and went to the Capi
tol at once and the vote was taken on
the report with the following result:
Aye;; Bacon. Campbell, Chase,
Crabb, Drachman, Garvin, Kinney,
Martin, McMillen, Riggs, Stapley, Webb
and President Sims 13.
. Tlie absent members "were Mrs.
Munds. and Senators Claridge, Colter,
Karns. Goldwater and Lov'in. It was
stated that all of them if present, would
have voted for the adoption of the re
port. - -
The house held a brief session in the
morning and another in the afternoon
but there being nothing to claim im
mediate attention, a recess was taken
that the attendance at the baseball
game might be swollen. The only mat
ters nnw before the house are the fixing
of the tax levy and action on the
Doyle resolution with reference to the
importation of grain alcohol and wine
for sacramental purposes. The form
of the amendment without a disturb
ance of its purpose has been made and
it will probably be acted upon today.
Both houses adjourned to meet this
morning at ten o'clock when the busi
ness, whatever it may be, remaining,
will be transacted and a final adjourn
ment of the first extra session will be
Immediately upon adjournment the
governor will issue the call for the sec
ond extra session. It was stated yes
terday that it will be convened at once,
by which it is probably meant, next
Monda" The governor was asked yes
terciay as to the matter for legislation
that will be included in the call. He
said that he had reached a decision on
nothing yet except the matter of land
legislation. He made the same reply
when he was asked whether the sub
ject of prohibition legislation would be
mentioned in the call.
associated press dispatch
Arizona: Fair.
associated press dispatch
WASHINGTON, May 26 Satisfied
that Justice will finally be accorded
them by Great Britain, representative
Chicago packers resolved to leave their
interests in detained cargoes of meat
products for the present in the hands
of the British embassy officials here.
A tentative basis of settlement for
the shipments held up by the British
fleet, valued in all at $15,000,000 has
been framed and cabled to London.
Word, as to whether the arrangement
is approved by the British government
Is expected soon, and in the meantime
the terms are not made public.
One of the difficulties of the packers
was temporarily cleared up when Am
bassador Page at London cabled the
state department that Sir Edward
Gray had given assurances, that the
cases of the four ships and cargoes
held up since last fall before the issu
ance of the order in the council, would
go to trial in the prize court on June
7. The complaint in these cases had
been postponed for a time after they
were laid before the department, yes
trday, but a request fSr diplomatic ac
tion vas withdrawn, pending the out
come of conferences between the pack
ers representatives and the British em
bassy. The proposed agreement now being
considered would settle the cases of 27
other ships and cargoes detained tinder
the order-in-council.
ALBANY, May, 26. Governor
Whitman and party, including his
I commission, and state officials
family, secretary, military staff,
and several members of the New
York Panama Pacific exposition
i and their wives, left for the ex
j position on a special train.
The expenses of the trip, esi-
mated at $25,000, will be paid
by the state.
All Other Means Having
Been Exhausted, Appeal
May Be Mad- to Federal
Judge Saw telle for Writs
of Habeas Corpus.
Whether the five men condemned to
die tomorrow at Florence will be exe
cuted at that time is not known and
will not be known until the period
within which the execution has been
ordered arrives. It may be, that when
it appears that every other means to
j save the doomed men have been ex
hausted, an appeal may be made to the
federal court, in the form of an appli
cation to Judge Sawtelle who is now
at Tucson for writs of habeas corpus.
This matter is in the hands of Struck
meyer and Jenckes neither of whom
had left for Tucson last night as was
expected. A member of the firm said
that he could not say that application
would be made but if that were de
termined upon today, there would still
be time for that step.
The application, it is stated, if made,
will be based on the ground that the
hanging of the men would be in con
traention of the fourteenth amend
ment to the constitution of the Ignited
States. It was said, though not by
either of these attorneys, that a mtTre
specific ground would be the tangle
that grew out of the granting of re
prieves to the men by the board of
pardons and paroles and the governor,
to different dates, these reprieves hav
ing been granted before the decision
of the supreme court, upholding the
law creating the board of pardons and
The applicants, if they proceed at all,
will do so on the theory that an appeal
from a possible order of the fedefal
court- denying the application, will act
as a stay of execution until the matter
can be finally determined in the Unit
ed States courts, finally if necessary,
by the supreme court of the United
States. In the usual order a final de
termination would not likely be reached
within the next two years and within
that time the subject of capital pun
ishment would again be submitted "to
the people of this state.
The announcement day before yes
terday that the board of pardons and
paroles would meet at Florence on the
eve of the day set for the execution
gave rise to the supposition that the
(Continued on Page Six)
It was disclosed more than a month
ago that the packers had stopped ship
ments of products to Scandinavian
neutral ports similar to those destined
by the British authorities on suspicion
that they were destined ultimately to
Germany or Austria. This action, it is
declared, was taken as an evidence of
good faith.
City Attorney Of Merced
Foils Bold Kidnappers
associated press dispatch
STOCKTON, May 26. F. W. Hen
derson, city attorney of Merced, made
a sensational escape from two alleged
kidnappers, according to the story
Henderson told the chief of police,
shortly after an automobile ride he said
he was forced to take from near Mer
ced to Stockton which terminated when
the machine collided with a light tower
in the center of the city. Henderson
said he believed the men intended to
kill him out of revenge as a result of
dificulties over a law suit. M
The automobile was wrecked and the
two alleged kidnappers made their es
cape leaving their hats behind. Posses
of officers immediately began a search.
Henderson told the police he was ac
Oratory Gives Place in Con
ference to Statements of
Actual Conditions Affect
ing South and Central
Big Steamship Combine
May Be One Result of
Pan-American Meeting
Delegates Feted and Out
line Their Wants.
WASHINGTON, May 26. Confer
ences between representatives of the
financial and business interests of tho"
United States and, delegates from
South and Central America attending
the Pan-American financial confer
ence, were continued today in an ef
fort to bring about a clear under
standing of the desires and needs oC
the southern republics. There was
no general session of the conference,
and the oratory that marked previous
meetings gave way to statements of
facts about the conditions facing the
various countries and the necessity
for credit and cash to aid their devel
opment. The committee on transportation,
which has under consideration what
many delegates regard as the most
important question the conference has
faced, entrusted its work to a sub
committee, which is not expected to
report until Friday. There were ru
mors tonight that there might result
from the conference a gigantic
steamship corporation, backed by all
the interested countries, to insure
rapid, regular and safe transportation
between North and South America.
It was pointed out. however, during
the discussion of this subject, that so
far "as the United States' Is con
cerned, its official representatives
have no authority to enter into any
negotiations along tilia line. Another
suggestion talked over was the con
templated establishment of steamship
lines by the respective' governments
interested, the bonds of which would
be. government guaranteed
It developed that while compara
tively lew of the visiting delegations
have concrete proposals to offer
which will immediately attract capi
tal from the United States, the gen
eral feeling is that the conference
will have a sentimental value which
later should result in something more
tangible than the present interchange
of views.
Aside from group conferences, the
delegates had little work to occupy
them. Some were guests at luncheon
with Secretary Bryan, and all were
taken for an automobile trip through
a part of the capital. Later the fed
eral reserve board entertained the
visitors at the Country club.
There was some discussion among
the delegates and representatives of
the United States as to the feasibility
of incorporating a bank under tho
federal reserve law in which national
banks would be stockholders, who
would be able to establish branches
in Central and South American coun
tries. The discussion, however, is
not expected to develop any concrete
plan at present.
The Honduran delegates discussed
the possibility of shaking off F.ng
lish control of their railroads. The
price1 at which the English hold Hon
duras railroad bonds has so far been
prohibitive, it was explained, not be
cause of their intrinsic value, but be
cause of lack of money. Cuba is
looking into the possibility of a reci
procity treaty with the United States
to replace, the present one.
Bolivia is said to be in a critical
way because of the lack of foreign
capital for the development of that
country, particularly for developing
tin mines. The Nicaraguan delegates
said that if American business men
desire to increase trade there, they
should grant a long term of credit.
They discussed the lack of adequate
communication with the Atlantic coast
(Continued on Page Six)
costed while driving his buggy toward
home near Merced by three men, who
commanded himr after exhibiting re
volvers to enter the automobile. One
of the men, he said, then drove off with'
the horse and buggy, the other two
handcuffing him to the automobile.
Before starting on the drive to Stock
ton, he said, the men forced him to
write a note to his wife saying he had
been called out of town. Henderson
asserted the men were supplied with
sacks, saws and other implements and
he believed the intention of his captor's
was 'to kill and dismember him and
place his body in the sacks and drop
them in some river. He said he recog
nized one of the men and that they
tried to decoy him to Arizona a year
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