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AIM INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-SIXTH YEAH 10 PAGES PnOENIX, AKIZONA, FIJI DAY MOUSING, JUNE 18, 1915 10 PAGES ATJL. XXVI. NO. 31 THE GERMANS LEAVE SHIP SINKING BUI CREW SAVES Witli Pig List to Port and All Pumps Working at Pull Pressure Steamer Turnwell Poaches Port After Peing Torpedoed ARIZONA'S LAND CODE NOW UP TO CONFER' LAUNCH PARTY TO BE CALLED TO DAY H"" ACTIVITIES ALONG THE FRENCH FRONT f (Senate Jiill to POMPS' EFFECT not assured; I'ARIS. June 17. An official communication tonight describes intense activity along the r rem h front, with the allied forces de livering powerful attacks, anil the Germans countering furiously. North of Arras the French have carried several lines of German trenches .and are making marked progress toward Souehoz. Escape Fact of Steamer Submarine' Due C tain Anxious to Sink other Poat Leaves W Turnwell Still Floats to, 1P- An- bile ARMED HAIDERS After Amending Its Ov.n, as Weil ular Surprise, It Without a Dis senting Vote as Do Passed KEOKGANIZ TI0N OF DEPARTMENT ' iSS ROSS GIVEN 0 1 CI !1 to ning I'artv i aiiii'-iimg Arizona eeivetl Al I New Yoik . Inp En I'outo of Dattlc We'.l I.V ig Wav to GOING ON WITH It Will Consist of lovenior, Secretai y of State. Attor ney Ceneral, Treasurer and Auditor Expected Fight Did Not Materialize t ASSOCIATED PRK9S DISPATCH MILFORPHAYEN, Wales. June 1 .'. With a Dig list to port, and with all nei pumps working at full pres sure, the steamer Turnwell arrived i'fter having surrendered to a Ger man submarine, the crew of which exploded bomhs in her hold. The escape of the steamer w..s due to the fact that the submarine's cap tain, eager to sink another steumei, -did not remain long enough by the Turnwell to make sure of the effec tiveness of his bombs. The Turnwell left Liverpool on June 15 for New York. She was overhauled by a submarine ::o miles off Pembrokeshire coast on Wednes day morning and her crew was or dered to take to the boats. The Germans boarded the Turnwell. xploded bombs and then hurriedly put otf. having sighted the Pritish roasting. steamer Trafford, which was pursued and sunk. The Turn- i well's crew then returned to the ship and plugged the holes made by the bombs as best they could, star ted the pumps and made all possible speed to the nearest port. On the. way the Turnwell picket! up the crrw- of the Trafford. Some men on the Turnwell say that although the Germans were in a great hurry, they tarried long enough to board the steamer ransak the cabins, taking away ev erything of value. It is officially announced that the Italian submarine Medusa was toi -pedoed and sunk by an Austrian submarine. says a dispati n from Home to the Stefani agency. DEPREDATIONS lin-oking .speed and ords yenierday, t he the piililic land code t harmony rr senate. j.assei without ;t dis- tientiiiK voice and it is now in the house aKain. a wa it ins ciMicui reiu e or a ( cmaml for a conference. It will be the latter and will be made soon aft WILSON RECEIVES Til EM TODAY Traveling Tram Stops. Speech' Leads Through Ohio the Makes Frc.U"i:t io-( rr. or Making 's and Miss Ross in Arizona. Yell ITALIAN OUTPOSTS HA VE ARRIVED IN SIGHT OF TRIESTE Prief Disp Tells of. Ttroacti Aimv to ;itch the of the from Udine Close A li the Italian Goal of Its BRITAIN MAY SOON SEND ITS REPLY i Endeavors A EST 1 '()- J E I J M A N ADVANCE COES ON Perlin Claims th Retreating Cm Own Frontier Tarnogref from Cali Russians er Their Toward Four Miles u IJorder Spooi.il t, liTTSHI'Ifl, house j -jre convenes at H o'clock this morning, i the demand zona christening r the House , s'loat trip at im agi 1'nion 1, Wold Otup Hav't TO of is Received ma That Formed in Carry on Their Loot in ir fl'ull! Yauis Rands Work It was not bclievid that a third read ing of the bill would be reached in the senate yesterday, though the en rolling and engrossing committee was bringing the finished lull up to date on the heels of the deliberations of the senate in the committee of the The Republican.) I 'a., June 17. The Ari- parfv is having a tfio this morning the bib extended its ooar- ASSOCIATED PISESS DISPATCH I'DINK. June 17. The Italian posts have arrived in sight of iste. out -Tn- ! whol Investigating Explosion WASHINGTON. June 17. Experts of the navy department began an ex amination of the evidence gathered by the American embassy in London fonoerning the explosion which dam- 'al'sh aged the American steamship Neb- ' associated press dispatch CRI'ISKR COLORADO off Knsen ada, June 17. Reports of Yaqui In dians activities received from Guaymas stated that approximately s.imki armed raiders had formed themselves into bands which are carrying on depreda tions from i: to 6) miles inland from the mountains where they have been making a rendezvous. As a result o an attack by Yaqnis upon a work train on the Southern Pacific near Mapoli on Saturday night two were killed and eleven wounded, instead of one killed and three wounded as previously re ported. Two Americans were wounded. W. K. Bach, water superintendent of the railroad, was shot through the arm, and W. P. Smith, a brakeman. was shot 'through the back. His conditions is jsaid to be grave. Five of the injured, nnj 1 were .Mexican souners. A report today said that part or the Yaqnis had left Yaqui valley with their loot. This action was followed by the retirement of the greater part of May torena's troops despite the protests of many settlers who feared the return of the rai'ieis. The three hundred mar ines proceeding to the scene f the In dian disturbances on board the Colo- It was expected that there would be a prolonged fight over the! ' ;: nicndment of Section 2, creating the land department. other amendments i wliich had been passed, it was ! thought would be productive of long j debate, but all differences of opinion were settled with few words and prompt voting on every proposition. Th.- reading of the bill in the, lommittec of the whole was fiih-d at noon and th- amendments to Sec tion 2 were taken up soon after the senate reconvened in the whole com mitter at one o'clock. , Mr. Star. ley first proposed an amendment limiting the term of the 'commissioner after the manner in ; which the land bill of two years ago provided that the term should expire at the adjournment of the next legis lature. Mr. Slapleys amendment pro , posed that the term of the com missiorer should expire at the ad journment of the third legislature. Put the amendment was not brought into shape and was not pressed. There was later substituted for that a provision that th commissioner should hold office at the pleasure of the land department and another I provision was adopter! for the aj. . pointment by him of his assistants with the advice and consent of the tesies to t h I oict 111 e of t he i stat ion at I he i , delegation re.r ! gr ete,. ( ioVeri: i behalf of i ihio Go vet nor Willi. ! across t ii stat ' ! Lima. 'rest line I Allium e. with s ernor Hunt t p' I each pi, ii e the I the bal.v state. enf ir part; i 'he. resent A party ' was take state line, i ill-- b.vcrn moving at the A large r Willis II' ind t and parte on representative of mpanied th parte ops were made at stield. Canton and ..'it addresses liv Gov l the car platform. At Arizona state yell for led by Miss Ross and M; radii will be landed at Guaymas. It was I department. decide. today that they will be sent ! The amendment to the inland hv Admiral Howard if necessary viding for the creation of to aid the Americans who wish to es- pl ice of safety. ment shall was offered consist fif lection the ilep hv Mr. Miirtin. the governor. .ro rrt - It the the Irish coast several r.iskan off weeks ago. From the examination which is being directed be pear Ad- ; miral Strauss, chief of th- ordnance ! bureau and Rear Admiral Tavlor. ! bv SAN Chattanooga. to DIKGO. June 17- Aid The cruiser Chattanooga will assist in the expedi tion of relief for Americans besieged the Yaquis in the event Admiral chief of the bureau of construction ' Howard decides to land a force. The ind repair, it is hoped to determine ' P"''r''l cruiser has a crew of ir,f) of definitely whether he Nehrriskan ! f'r''r, and men. with three hundred struck a mine or was torpedoel by a German submarine. On the result dep.-nds any action that wili be taken by the state department o TO SUPPORT MINISTRY I available for binding. It is expected j to arrive at Tohari Pay Sunday after noon, a few hours after the Colorado. The Ralicgh is expected to leave port tonight with a crew the same as the Chattanooga, and is awaiting the or ders of Admiral Howard. Danish P.rliament Resolves to Ministry's Neutral Policy Back t ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCH! LONDON. June 17 A Reuter dis patch from Copenhagen says the Dan ish Folkething or lower house of par liament, unanimously resolved to sup port the ministry in its policy of ab solute neutrality. A dispatch from Copenhagen Wed nesday said as a result of the attacks by conservative newspapers and their demands for the formation of a Coali tion government owing to the radical cahinefs policy of neutrality in the war, the government purposed to ask for a vote of confidence on Its policy, and that if this Is not given it would resign. Not Necessary to Land I NOOALKS, Juno 17. Maytorona: (aid there wr.uld no necessity of land-; ing American forces in the Yapii val- j ley to protec t American settlers from . amendment Indians. The Yaquis have retired to the Paetcte mountains, he said, and the entire region is now peaceful. He j (Continued on Page Three) I . secretary of state, the attorney g ti jeral. the state treasurer and the state auditor. The governor is to be j ex-of ficio the chairman of the de 1 partment. The lull as it came from the house provided that the depart -ir.nnt should consist of the governor, 'the attorney general and the state engineer, the last named being a appointive officer. Mr. Martin ex plained that it had been thought best to make the department consist of lective officers, all responsible di rectly to the people and every mem ber Independent of every other mem ber. It was also thought that a board of five of the major officers of the state would be more repre sentative of the different parts of the state than a smaller board. No other remarks were made on the and it was adopted by a Misses Reim an.l King captured the crowds and the bottle of Roosevelt water att riii t.-d inui h attention. J The party is to be received b I'resi ib nt Wilson ,,t 11 -o'clock tomorrow. ! Up to Governor Hunt i WASHING l'i i.'. June 1 7. -Governor Hunt of Arizona will determine wheth ei the ilreiiiina ui; ht Arizona, to be launched at the New Yoik navy yard Saturday, shall be . iin-tened w ith wine or water i.r both. O.iniils said he had rel'.-rred the ipiest ion, and personally had .nothing to do with iu The party, is expected .lo re tomorrow and will be I inserted to the president before leav- I ing for New York. j Say Russians Retreating LONDON. June 17. Another j twenty-four hours' fighting in Gali icia has developed nothing to stem ; the Austro-German advance toward ; I.einbeig from the west and north west and tonight Perlin claims the Russians are retreating over their own frontier toward Tarnogred, about four miles from the Galician border. This means an invasion of Russian territory from a new point, but ac- cording to military observers here it may spell ultimate advantages for the Russians in that a general Rus sian retirement would divert Gener al Linsingen's attempt to crush the Russia i: cent' r mar Zurawna which would iffertively sever the communi cations of the Russian army in Southwestern Galicia and Pukowina. Rerlm claims the German troops are less than thirty miles from Lembcrg. Military writers here say the real danger zone from the Russians' standpoint is in the Zurawna dis trict, and along the Dniester. Ac rordinir to perlin. the Austro-German forces have battered through Nieme iow, thirty miles northwest of Li'tii berg, and are advancing toward Jpworow. which is only twenty-five miles to the west of thf Oaliclftn capital. Three great masses of Teutons are jthus sweeping from the San toward ;r.e capuai cny. ano ine pionru'in J made , is- foiiuht. will take place in the vie WASHINGTON, June 17. It is stated officially there have been intimations from Great Pritain recently that a. reply might be forthcoming soon to the American note of March Mo protesting against the illegality of the order-in council in its restriction;, on non contraband commerce with Ger many through neutral countries. SCAPEGOAT IS IDE OF CIVIL E NEW LEAGUE TO ENFORCE PEACE IS ORGANIZED Within Historic Independ ence Hall on Armiversarv of Rattle of Runker Iliil "War Preventative League is Formally Launched TAFT ELECTED FIRST PRESIDENT W. W. Grant, 0 of Colorado, Note of Ritte dress Refore tional Assemh' unnnssioner Sounds a ness in Ad Ehi'hth Na- j ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCnJ j I. OS ANGKLKS, June 17. A noto cf bitterness was sounded today dur , ing the deliberations of the Kighth 'National Assi mi ly of Civil Service ' Commission-! when W. W. Grant. Jr., ; commissioner of Colorado, rose to speak on "A Central Pureau of In formation for Civil Service Commis sions." The bitterness, he explained, ' was Hie result of experience with lawmakers handling civil service J problems in general, and the legis jlature of Colorado in particular. -Victor Hugo," he said, "once div ' ided men into three classes wise 'men to lenrn from the experience of others; ordinary men who learn from their own experiences, and fools who r.ever learn. "Legislatures are approximately three grades below the third class," he continuer, "because they not only that the decisive battle, if one refuse to he ptii'iect oy experience in it tke r.l 'ce in the vie- tneir own or inner localities, inn ani- Permanent Executive Com mittee is Selected With. Instructions to Take All 'Measures Necessary to Promote Ohjeet of League viva voce vote, two votes in thi; negative being heard. As to what this means no one is f Continued on Page Ten) WEATHER TODAY Chi rASSOCIATK) PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, June 17. For zona: Fair. AH- LANE APPROVES PLANS FOR LEASING INDIAN OIL LANDS (ABSOCIATSU PKK38 DISPATCH WASHINGTON. June 17. Plans for leasing the oil lands of the Osage In dians in Oklahoma, worth millions of dollars, were agreed to by the tribal council of the Osage nation, and ap proved by Secretary Iine. of the in terior department. Later the Indians made a formal call on the president. The new agreement eliminates the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil com pany, which now owns the so-called Foster least? expiring March IB, 1916. Good Dose Of Common Sense For Mothers Is The Remedy ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCIll SAN FRANCISCO, June 17. "A good Cose of common sense for mothers." was suggested by Dr. Harry Brown of Los Angeles as a remedy for condi tions which have handicapped modern children, at the closing session of the National Eclectic Medical Association. -Many babies when born look as if they had been through a boiling process," he said. "It la not to be won dered at in the light of the hurly, hnrlv tnniro existence which modern mothers eniov from childhood to ma- I ternity. This fox trot pace set for women today, together with constant physical abuse explains the disparity between the children of today and their mothers whei tried out in the endur ance test of life." ' 'Pack to the farm' is the only per manent cure," he said. After that date the new plan which limits leases to forty-eight hundred acre tracts of quarter section units will take effect. Sub-leases now holding land under the Foster lease will be given an op portunity to lease direct, subject to the 4,800 acres limitation. Quarter section units, however, which arc capable of producing 25 or more barrels tier day, will after July 1, 1915, be withheld, with land not taken up by the sub leases and will be offered for lease at public auction under rules to be pre scribed by the secretary of the interior. All oil leases will provide that the gov ernment may have an option to pur chase all oil produced at highest posted market price on the day of Rale. Lea sen will be made on royalty of one-sixth of the production, except where wells in any quarter section shall produce 100 barrels per day for a calendar month period, when the royalty will be one-fifth. T'nless lands n .J. ........ 1 ...: - . . . -. I air oeveiopeu wiiniii a fr aiier ap- i proval of the lease by the secretary of , the interior, lessees shall pay one dol : iar an acre a year. The present oil sub-leases must find occupancy of new terms before August 1. 1915. and after thnt date all land open will be offered to the highest bidder. 1 i r i 4 r-V 4 . ,1' . -. . , V X 4 It?- J f JS Miss Esther Ross Dr. Gerhard Is Not Dr. Meyer As Rumored iinitv of Grodek. where the Rritish I military observers consider the Rus-'si.-ins should benefit by the lake ' country. j Pritish newspapers, though not ! minimizing the importance of the A ust ro-German successes at Malicia, j acclaim w hat is styled Grand Duke 'Nicholas' elusive strategy in shifting j bis front from the north and south to the northwest and southeast. This I maneuver, it is asserted, has deflected the Austro-German blow' to some ex jtent and at the same time denied (them a full test of strength. Thus jthe Russian retreat is characterized (in London as striking, paralleling jthe allies' retreat in the west last fall which culminated in the allies' I ictory on the Marne. The struggle along the Dneister, I before Demberg. it is considered here, Piust determine which side is the j more astute in t he) present maneu vers. I Preparing for Raid GKNKVA, June 17. It is reported here that the German authorities iare preparing for an important corri i biiu il raid of Zeppelins and aero planes on Paris and Imoon as re jtaliationH for the recent attacks on German towns by aviators of the al ilies. News dispatches say double j shifts in the Zeppelin factories are j turning out a completed Zeppelin .every twenty days. One of the two Zeppelins destined ed by corrupt motives, whieh run I counter to all decency, take definite ' steps to make of civil service not I only a political instrument but a scapegoat as well.'' I This outburst, Mr. Grant stated, was "due to the fact that after sev I eral ytars of turmoil, litigation and 'hard work, the Colorado commission 'had gotten a very good law into ' fairly efficient operation, when a re actionary legislature elected on a platform of law enforcement and in ; luri'ited by the sight of jobs just out j of reach, repealed the law, and pass led one designed for partisan pur ' poses." ! The statute that legislature passed, Mr. Grant denominated "the Colo j rado Anti-Civil Service Law." J. c. Whitman, secretary of the (Continued on Page Three) for operations against Italy was sent away from I'rierbrichshafen yester day to replace the dirigible destroyed recently by Aviator Warncford. Dirigible Does Damage ROMK, June 17. An Italian diri gible flew over the entrenched campf: of the enemy last night and dropped four powerful bombs on the impor tant railroad branch of Divaca, caus ing serious damage, according to an official communication. The dirigible returned unharmed despite the lively fire of the enemy. I ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCH WASHINGTON. June 17. Count Von ISerristorff, the German ambassa dor, now in New York, made an en- agemerrt by telegraph to call at the state department tomorrow and per sonally inform Secretary Lansing that there is no foundation in the published reports that safe conduct obtained for Dr. Anton Meyer-Gerhard had been for the return to Ktirope of Dr. Meyer. German purchasing agent of war mu nitions. Lansing announced the receipt of a message from Haniel Von Ilaimhausen, counsellor for the German embassy, making a general denial of the pub lished charges of deception. Later came a telegram from the ambassador himself. -He is expected to ask the state department tomorrow to use its influence to prevent a spread of such reports. He appealed once more to the department to prevent mispresenta tions of the embassy and its stiff in some of the newspn pers. WAHNEFORD AND NEEDHAM ARE KILLED IN AEROPLANE WRECK Is Dr. Gerhard PERLIN. June 17. The report that Dr. Anton Meyer-Gerhard who arrived from Washington with the messages 1o the foreign office from Count Von Pernstorff is in reality Meyer, chief of the supply of the German army was denied au thoritatively. . o BULGARIANS ORDERED HOME SAN FRANCISCO. June 7. Resi dent Bulgarians have received orders to return prepared for service in the field. it was learned today. They are further directed to take clothing, bandages, two pounds of beans anl rice, and other equipment. ASSOCIATED PRE9S DISPATCH I'ARIS, June 17. Lieut. Reginald A. J. Warncford. who gained fame recently by blowing to pieces a Zep pelin over Pelgium. was killed in a fall from tin aeroplane at Hue, :-"rance. Henry Peach Needlam, the American Writer, a passenger in the machine, was also killed. Warne ford had been spending a few days here where he came after the Zep pelin exploit to receive the decora tion of the Legion of Honor. According to a report received at Paris, the accident resulted from an explosion in midair which caused Lieut. Warneford to lose control, the machine crashing to the earth. Need ham's body was taken to the Eng lish hospital in the Trianon Palace, at Versailles. He had been in Eu- Dr. Alfred i rope for about four months acting as department j correspondent for magazines and a New York newspaper. He received permission from military officials to make the flight to get material for a story. His wife, also a writer, ac companied him on the early part of his trip abroad. Mrs. Needham sail ed for America six weeks ago. Reginald Warneford. a young Ca nadian sub-lieutenant in the Royal navy, suddenly acquired world-wide tenown by destroying a Zeppelin over Pelgium June 7, this being the first time, on record that a Zeppelin has been wrecked by an aviator in an aeroplane. l!y a brief flight, Warneford obtained a position above the Zeppelin and dropped bombs on it. The dirigible crashed to the associated tp.ess dispatch PHILADELPHIA, June 17. Within historic Independence hall and on tho anniversary of the battle of Pi.nI.or Hill there was formed an or ganization whose object wi.l be t promote the creation of a league of r.ii'ons with a view ti proven, ing war.', or, at least, lo lessen the pos t il.Uil'0.; of armel conflicts. The lurne poopted after some debate was 'i-o 'League to Knfo.-e I'ea e, Ai.-.fr-icm lianch." Former President T.ift, who presided at the cr;n "eronce p.Ht of the time, was elect ,-d permanent pie-ident, and a njiiiher of repre- sir'itive American citizens were ucrrati permanent .c presidents. In rrr'.inff the adoption of the repirt of tVe committee on reso utiori ) which cnibod.es the objects of the league. Tiift expressed the ho.ii "that out of t'lis historic build-in?- mi; come :. m.ssape that will again help th-i wt.;M.' A permanent executive committ(r w s selected with instruction:; . to tai.e ail measures necessary t'j promote the objects of the league. The con ference was not an assemblage of what one participant termed "pure peace'' men but a gathering of those who for the most part believed in trying to bring about peace even though they had to use force U '" 'C As Taft had to leave the city early he called Prof. John Basset t Mooro of Columbia University, to the chair, and before leaving gave hearty en dorsement to the report. "We are in favor of doing something as well as thinking something." the former pres ident said. "I believe in praying for peace and I also believe in doing something to support that prayer.'' The morning session of the con ference was taken up with the de livery of formal addresses in support of the object of the league and with forming a temporary organization. During the noon recess the resolu tions committee formulated its re port and it was presented to the af ternoon session by Chairman Lowell with the statement, that while there, had been some differences in commit tee as to some of the points covered, the report had been adopted unani mously. Lowell said some of the suggestions offered were rejected because they were not germane to the subject, and because they could be better taken iup in other ways. It is expected that the executive committee will meet in the near future to adopt plans to carry out the objects of the l.ague. One of the things that will probably be done, according to mem bers of the executive committee, will be to start propaganda in this coun try with a view of having the United States senate adopt measures in line with the objects of the loagie. Former President Taft in a brief speech said that judging by its action in rejecting . treaties in the past, a chief stumbling block to the aspirations of the league would be the senate. Steps will also be taken to get Kuropean countries interested in the league. MINERS ALIVE IN DRIFT (Continued on Page Ten) associated press pispatch JOPLIN, Mo., June 17. Five hun dred miners, working five hour shifts aro digging frantically into seventy teet of earth and stone, which have held Daniel Hardendorf and Reed Tav lor prisoners for seven days in the Longacre-Chapman mine. The fact that, the men are alive was discovered by tappings on an air line driven into the drift. Four other imprisoned men were rescued on Tuesday. Probe On Sinking Of The Lusitania Brought To Close associated press dispatch LONDON, June 17. Public inquiry into the sinking of the steamer Lusi tania by a German submarine ended this afternoon. A short session In Camera will be held tomorrow to take further evidence as to w hether Captain Turner observed fully the Admiralty's warnings, but none of this will be made public. When the attorneys connected with the case were asked for opinions this afternoon, A. C. Edwards, representing the Seamen's Union said it was ob vious if a zig zagging course is an element of safety, as an admiralty ex pert testified, the captain and the own ers of the steamer "showed grave cul pability." "Had it anything to do with tho cal amity?" asked Baron Mersey. Ed wards replied that evidence had been disclosed to the company of the econo mizing of the consumption of coal. As the captain was holding his ship to a straight course at a speed of IS knots, ho said it was easy for a submarine to take a proper position, whereas if the vessel had been zig zagging it would have been difficult, if not impos sible, to tell where the ship would pass.