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THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
'AN. AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR 8 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNIXC, JUNK 23. 1915 8 PAGES VOL. XXYJ. NO.30 DENY FRICTION IN CARRANZA AND VILLA RANKS . u 'nitod. States Government Hoars Again Denials of Trouble from Respective Agencies of the Mexican Knot ions. GONZALES ON WAY TO CAPITAL Despite Orders from Car ranza to Halt Until Cabi net Is Reorganized. Com mander Is Still Marching to Mexico Citv. i ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON. June 22. IH-nials .f friction in- the Carranza ranks and of dissension among the Villa loaders were repeated by the re spective agencies of the Mexican fac lion.i. United Stattes officials had no report from their own represen tatives but the belief still prevailed that the trouble between Obregon :ind Carranza had not" been healed and that departure of Angeles from the camp of Villa at this time was nn important military, if not a. po litical loss. The reports say that tSonilz. marching against Mexico City, and whho was ordered to halt until Carranza reorganized his ca binet, has gone ahead and is now within a few miles of the old capi tol. Communication behind him to Vera Cthz is cut. This development is regarded as ominous in official quarters. Car ranza authorities at Vera Cruz claim the iin cut by the Zapata forces 1 ut other information received in the I'nited States indicates that Gon v.alez cut his own communications behind him. According to official information Carranza refused to take i he advice of Obregon and accepted the resignations of some of his ca binet ministers, whose retention wai insisted upon by obregon. The action of Gonzalez seems to indicate that he is in sympathy with Obregon. General Angeles did not nass through here enroute to Bos ton. Information is meagre as to his plans, though rumors are cur rent that he is really in the' I'nited States to discufs with prominent Mexicans plans for the inauguration .f a new movement that will have no nucleus in the Villa-Zapata troops. Representations have been made by the I'nited States to the authorities in Mexico City and Vera Cruz. In sisting that the lives and interests of foreigners must be protected ir connection with any change of au thority at the capitol. It is not yet known whether the Villa -Zapata troops said to number 10.000 in Mexi co City, will offer resistance to Gonzalez or evacuate peacefully as has been the case on previous oc- asions when the city has changed bands. Admiral Howard sent by wireless to the navy department a tatement pre sented to him b.v the Mexican mili tarv commandant at Guaymas sug gesting that Americans leave the Ya iii valley, but promising to protect them if they remained or escort them if they departed. The. commandant said a landing b.v American marines would be likely to "cause Americans trouble all along the coast." The following official statement was made public at the navy department: "Admiral Howard forwarded to the navy department the following state ment presented to him by Genera! Levi, military commandant at Guaymas. on board the Colorado, yesterday: "Whereas. Americans were invited to exploit the Yaqul Valley. There then existed no revolution, adequate garri sons were established along the YauS Valley and the Indians were held in subjection, but now. taking phases into consideration which require unusual demands on the military, it would ap- (Contlnued on Page Thre) WEATHER TODAY (associated press dispatch WASHINGTON. D. C. June For Arizona: Fuir. Does Not Want Participation In the War I ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH HAGl'E. June 22. Handelsblad. in an edition today, asserts that Japan was prevented from sending JOO.OOO troops to Europe as a result of an unofficial hint to Great Britain from Washington that such an expedition would be undesirable. The newspa pers declare a Japanese army of that strength landed in Manchuria where it was exercising preparatory to de parture for the European bat'tlef ield hut Great Britain after receiving an DEATH AND RUIN FROM THE House Reluctantly Adopts Agreement On Public Land Hill i lint Haviutr Once Made Ui. Its mind to a Disagree able Task, It Sets About Accomplishing it Almost Unanimously. OXLY SINOLK VOTE AGAIXST UK PORT Measure to Be Sent to Act- in0: Jovornor Thi Mo,-?l- ing House Prepare: Much Other Parti v Man ufaetured Material. Arizona has public land code; or H will have one as Substitute No. 1 has soi'n been as House signed by Acting Governor Oshorn. It will be transmitted to him this morning. The last legislative touch was put uinin it yesterday afternoon when the house by a vote of 30 to 1 accepted the conference report on the bill. The report had been accepted by the senate the evening before. The concurrence of the hous- in tne reMrt did not take place without considerable travail and some criti cism of the senate but it was a fore gone conclusion that the reiort would br adopted though it was irenerallv supposed that there would be some pronounced opposition shown in the roll call. As a matter of fact, there was such opposition Imt it was not manifested in the axes 'and nays. Inquiry was made concerning the report a little before noon and Chair man Claypool of the public ' lands committee replied that it would be submitted to the he. use later in the day. It was the first order of busi ness in the afternoon session. The. report was read without com ment .ntil that agreement relating to the compri mise in conference of the section of the bill providing for the appointment of appraisers for public lands and improvements was reached, and it was thar agreement, by the way. around which the con flict raged the most fiercely, though the parr of the report most cordially hated by a large section of the house was that in which was recorded the surrender to the scn.it in the mat ter of the section relating to the organization of the land department. Very curiously, however, no oen ob jection to that section was offered. Replying to some criticism of a senate amendment, Mr. Goodwin said that it must be presumed that there was some intelligence and honesty in the senate. That. thought Mr. Christy, was a very violent presump tion but he said that the senate wis more adroit than the house as the outcome of the conference plainly showed. Mr. Christy. Mr. Johns and Mr. Graham led the attack upon the bill which was defended by Mr. Flanagan. Mr. Claypool and Mr. Goodwin, the house conferees. None of the opponents, however, seemed willing to assume the resKnsibility for the defeat of the bill but to the last they were hopeful of securing better terms. They urged that the amendments or agreements be taken up separately Speaker Brooks stated that .a rejection of one of them meant the rejection of the report and as the senate had already adopted the reiKirt it was doubtful whether an other conference would be possible. (Continued on Page Eight) STATE TROOPS STILL GUARD GOVERNOR SLATOH'S RESIDENCE associated press dispatcbJ (city officials said they anticipated no ATLANTA. June' 22. State troops ! further trouble. The governor spent continued to guard the Suburban ( hrveni, h,rs in nis ffic. in the home of Governor Slaton tonight, i cliptl. Imt quiet prevailed there and in the A ., precautionary measure to city after the demonstrations of yes- j prt,V( nt further demonstrations ad terday. and last night by crowds op- lti((mii miliatiamen are held under posed to the commutation of Leo ann Hri(i extra policemen are avall Frank s death s ntence. State andablf. A policeman accompanied tlu- Japanese I intimation from I'niU-d States, in- foimed Tokio she was "sorry, but! grams from hundreds of people In under American pressure she must; Georgia and throughout the country request the Japanese government to i congratulating me upon my action do nothing further concerning the j in this case." dhpatct of an expeditionary corps to j Thiily four persons arrested yes Europe." iterday and last night in connection "After this." Handelsblad concludes, with the demonstration were held for "the Japanese army disupieared from hearings In the police court. They Manchuria, probably much to the re- were charged with failure to "move lief of Great Britain which never de-i on." Nominal fines were imposed sired Japanese participation in the ! in eleven cases and eight were dis fighling in Europe." I missed, , r ! A 71 TTTTy Tf A AT 71 SENT TO CAPE HAITIENl 1 ASSOCIATEIl PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON. June 22. Hear Admiral Caperton with his flagship, the armored cruiser Washington was ordered from Vera Cruz to Cape Haitien to relieve the marines landed there last week by the French cruiser ' Descartes to preserve order. The Washington carries ;iitHlucackcts and two hundred marines are available for shore duty. Haili is turbulent again as a result of the recent overthrow of President Sam the little republic's E ON TRIAL , IN OLD BAILEY Most Sensational Case Since That Murder or nr. ;tin in Court i i Crippen Famous Room in Is Be ( Yiminal London. (ASSOCIATED r-RKSS DISPATCH 1 J.oNDoN. Jim- 22 George .1 Smith was plated on trial for hi sep:i lif in Old Hailev today, with the murder of He is three charged w omen. with whom ne went rnrougn tile mar riage ceremony and all of whom were found dead in bath tubs, under al most identical circumstances. The case has come to be Known throughout the kingdom as "The Brides in Bath" case an.l promises to be the most potable murder trial t The proceedings today consisted of the selection of a jury, and the open ing address by the prosecutor, who related death Mundy, Lofy.. The the circumstances of the of Smith's wives. Beatrice Alice Burriham and Margaret details of the brides' death as related by Prosecutor Btnlkin. identical with the evidence given at the preliminary bearing. disclosed that Smith, under the name of John l.loyd, married .Margaret Lofty, at the registry office in Bath, in Novem ber. 1!14. The couple came to Ion don the same day and the next morn ing the bride was found dead bath. A verdict of jiccidcntal was returned. Later If was ascertained Llovd was not the husband's in the death inai name ami he was arrested, and identified, according to the police, as George Joseph Smith, who in November. 191:1 was married at Portsmouth to Alice Burnham. She was found dead in her bath a month after the ceremony. His marriage to Beatrice Mundy in July. 1912. was also traced. The prosecutor declared the mo tive for the alleged murders was the greed for the money which Smith would obtain from insurance on the women's lives. In this way said the prosecutor. Smith obtained 114.000. i governor to the capitol in an automo j bile. The governor said tonight the j guard will be continued ut his home j to prevent any possible attempt to damage property! He could not say when the troops would be removed. The crowd jvhich visited my home lost night was not composed of the (best people of Atlanta." declared the : governor. ' Today I received tele- BRIDES IN BATH T A D r A 7770 eighth executive in seven years by .revolutionists under Dr. Resolvo Bobo. ! Reports to Washington tolj f -.shooting in the streets of Cape Hail - i ien and of the killing of natives .charged with pillaging. On . his ar-I 'rival at Cape Haitien. Imwever, Ad-j miral Caperton will express the ap-' preciation of the Washington govern ment for the prompt action of ilie French commander and the French .marines will probably be withdrawn, leaving the policing of the town to the American sailors. LEIfERG FICHT STILL GOES ON Success of Klein Rattle of Strmrirles i in West Lemberg That Can and Onlv IJe Isolate operations as I distinctive i (associated press dispatch I.(i.VDo.V. June -J. l-Venrh gains in tl.e west -.ind the battle of Lemtn-rg ...... ..rl.- . .-.,. ,.1... ...... 1... i.n . luted as distinctive during the present stae c.r the warfare. Many uncon firmed report hac reacheii Ixindon that I.emberg has already fallen to the Aiisiro-C.ermans ani dispatches from I'eirograil indicate that the evacuation of the calician capital b.v the Russians may be looked for at any time. In the Vosges. the Germans have re tired to the east hank of the Fetht, ac cording to their own admission but they assert all the French attacks were repulsed. The fighting around Arras continues to be desperate and, sanguinary, the Germans counter-attacking to offset the recent French gains. A wireless dispatch from Rerlin says: "Neutral reports declare the bat tle raging near Arras may decide the fate of northern France. The French are very strong, but the Germans are continuously receiving reinforcements. The losses on both sides are fearful." The house of commons adopted a measure designed to check supplies reaching Germany through neutral states. The bill when it becomes a siaiuie may nave a marked ertect on American exports. The feature of the new war loan about to be issued in Great Britain enabling the general pub lic to invest at an low as five shillings, bids fair to prove immensely popular as several firms are announcing they will purchase these vouchers for all their workmen as nest efSg toward their savings. Italians Losing Heavily BERLIN, June 22. Dispatches from the Italian front report serious re verses of the Italians in the last four days in their attempt to storm the Austrian line along the Isonxn river, a few miles from the Italian frontier. The attacks, the reports say. were preceded by three days of terrific ar tillery bombardment The Italians then in thick lines of skirmishers, one behind the other, charged re peatedly up the heights, the summits of which were held by the Austrians, only to be mowed down by rifle and machine gun fire. The attacks were repealed six times in two days, each time they are declared to have been repulsed with heavy losses. The attackers left large numbers of dead between the lines and many wounded could be seen making their! way painfully dow n the rocky snd j precipitous slopes. Austrian women and girls are dis-1 tinguishing themselves by carrying, water and food to the army positions,! which at some places are at an alti-1 tude of thirty-six hundred feet and a.lso by attending the w-opnded. Eugene Lenhoff. a newspaper cor respondent, telegraphs an account of the Austrian fortifications south of the Tvrol front which he was FRENCH GAIN S in it ted to visit. The Austrians, he J The indictments cover last year's says, not content with entrenching f elections and charge illegal voting, in on the surface, have blasted galleries ( timidation, false registration, il'esul in the interior of the mountain .sum- j manipuJation of voting machines, mits which end in chambers for the j blackmailing, vote buying and bribery. artillery. "The muzzle of the guns," the cor respondent adds, "thus peep through concealed" loopholes In the vertical cliffs from positions utterly inaccess ible to the enemy. The. infantry Is In positions similarly blasted from the fa.ee of the cliffs and virtually Impregnable." i vi i Li Ban FOUR SEVERE SHOCKS FELT AT EL CENTRO Property Damage Amount ing to Thousands Report ed from Imperial Valley Fol lowing Severe Seismic Disturbances. J . ,T , t . , ', J" 1 I k r.. ' J BRKAKS OCT TRAIL OF QUAKE 11 ant ot Delta Mercantile Company Destroyed and Other Damage Done Reports of Light Damage Elsewhere. SpicTal to The Republican) EI. CHNTRO, June 23. Wednesday) Property damage amounting to thou sands of dollars was caused by the ser ies of earthquake shocks which visited Kl Cemro and other points In the Im perial Valley last night between eight o'clock and midnight. The store of the Ielta Mercantile company here was entirely destroyed by fire and much damage w;i done to the interior walls of buildings in all parts of the city. No one was injured so far as can be learn ed at an early hour this morning. There were three severe shocks. The first occurred at a few minutes before eight o'clock and sent hundreds of ex cited citizens into the streets to escape injury. Windows were broken in many parts of town and pictured and bric-a-brac thrown from the walls. Inside of j a few minutes fire broke out In the j plant of the 1 'elta Mercantile company, I and despite eforts to saw it. it was r ump let el y destroyed. The second shock came at nine o'clock and was fully as severe as the first. The fH.t of the Harbara Worth hotel was damaged by falling chimneys, atid the interior walls were alo dam aged. The third shock occurred at It'::!", and was felt throughout the en tire district. Windows that had es caped the first two shocks were broken, whiie hundreds again fled from their beds to the streets. A fourth shtick war- felt at 12:15 this morning. Like the others, it consisted of n wavy roll ing motion. like the rocking of a boat. Reports from other parts of the val ley indicate that early reports of the damage were exaggerated. Communi cation is Interrupted with Calexico. but iside from a few small fires, it is stat ed n-i material damage was done. As in El Centro, the shocks were suffi cient to shake canned goods from the shelves in ylore.-i. and to break win dows. A telephone message from P.rawley late tonight stated' that the damage there had been slight. El Cen tre, an I other tow ns in the valley were in darkness all night as the result of the earth. iiak shocks. Water mains here were not damaged. o FIVE STEAMERS TAKEN assooiatkh press dispatch LONIioN. (Wednesday) June 23. Five Swedish steamers, lumber laden, bound for England, were captured by German warships in the Baltic yester day, according to a Copenhagen dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph. -o- VILLA DENIES BREAK (associated press dispatch PASO. June 22. A statement Villa denies a break with An and says the latter wa com EL from geles missioned to inspect cannon it is contemplated to purchase. MANY ARE INDICTED, 6UT NOT ME THAN HALF SURRENDER r ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH INDT VNAPOLIS, Ind.. June 22. Not half of the 12 indicted by the Marion I country grand jury here on charges of conspiracy to commit felonies, such as are defined by the election laws of the state and the laws against bribery and blaskmail, had surren dered to Sheriff Coffin and' given bond tonight. Thomas Taggart. dem ocratic national committeeman of In diana; Joseph Bell, mayor of Indian apolis; Samuel Herrott. chief of po lice, and Ilobert Metayer, republican member of the board of public safety. i were among the first to acknowledge wt-lwrvice in the case and gave surety Ihe The bonds of those who surrendered ranged from $2,S0n to Kl 0,000. Taggart and Mayor Bell ton'ght proclaimed their innocence and asserted they had committed no crimes for which they could be indicted. The Indictment in forty-eight counts charges that the conspiracy bepan prior to May 5, 19H, and extended through the election of VALLEY EARTHQUAKES TWO EARTH SHOCKS REPORTED TO HAVE CAUSED DEATHS AND BURNING OF SEVERAL BUILDINGS SAY HOSPITAL AT CHIHUAHUA BURNED EL PASO. June Tl. -Officials here continued their efforts to verify the report of the burning of a military hospital and from two to three hundred wounded inmates in Chihuahua. The re port was brought by railroad pas sengers who .caid that none were permitted to board the train at hfhuahua. officials at Juarez pr fessed to be without informa tion of the reported renewal of fighting in the vicinity of Lagos. THAW HOPES NOW TO PROVE ! IS NO INbAnt 'of buildings, and other dam - Seventh Attempt of Slaverj '!iif)i Pliably wi'.l of Stanford White to Se- ,,nt 's,01 it ic, I.... TVo-iii i dollars. Ihe entire valley i 111 1 ill." 1 J I '.! ' ' in New Vork with Selec-i tion of Jurv. (associated phess dispatch NEW YORK. June 22. Harry K. i Thaw's seventh attempt to gain his freedom since his arrest nine years ago ; this month for the murder of Stanford ' White, began w ith the selection of a lurv to intiuirn into his sanity. If the jurors decide in his favor and J istice j n-.-noi It h, pi esiuiliii. o. nan U.r to reverse the verdict, accents it. Thaw will obtain his permanent release from the .Matteawan insane asylum, where he was incarcerated alter being ac quitted of murder at the seiond trial and fn-m which institution he escaped in 1'JlS. Tomorrow John StntnehficUl, bis at torney, will outline his case and the taking of testimony v. ill begin. Thaw has about "in witnesses including' a numbe,' oj alienists, to piov that he is now mine and entitled ;o freedom si mi the state also has 'i largs number fo testify against him. AuioiiT the lauor will probably be "Vui. Trnvers Jerome. Thaw's prosecutor ft previous trials. Thaw said after ihe Jury was coifl pleted that he wen entirely satisfied with it. Crowds Ctrongcd the corridors oi the court room all day seeking ad mission, but were told that no specta tors would be admitted while the selec tion of a jurv was going on. , After the jury was selected. Thaw said: "They are an intelligent body of men aril 1 will have little difficulty in eonincing them 1 am as sane as they are!" Although Thaw sat at the counsel table, he took small part in picking the jurcrs. on only one invasion did he overrule the opinion of counsel and cause the challenge of a talesman. He appeared to be in high spirits and fre quently joked with the newspaper men. o FOUNTAIN MUST DIE SAN FFIANC1SCO. June 22 The sentence of death passed on David Fountain, janitor of the Lutheran church at Sarramemo for the murder of Margaret Milling on December 5, was affirmed bv the supreme court. November 3, 1914. A conviction on a charge of conspiring- to commit felony or felonies carries a fine of not less than 2,!0Q nor more than $5,000 and imprisonment of not less Ulan two years nor more than four teen years. Two Earthquake Shocks Alarm Yuma-No Damage (Special to The Republican) YUMA. June 22. Two earthquake shocks occurred here tonight, but so far as can be ascertained, little or no dam age resulted. The first shock was felt at eight o'clock, and lasted about a sec ond, rr was followed by a second and more severe shock an hour later. People in the theaters and in their homes rushed into the streets at the second shock, which lasted twice as long as the first :ind was more pro nounced. Buildings swayed, but no damage was done. LI Entire Valley Reported in Darkness and Communi cation Interrupted Dam age Amounts to Thou sands of Dollars. i SEVERAL DK I AT AD CALEXICO First Shot-k Causes sion Near Holton Explo Power Plant 3 fa nds me School at Rrawley ' ported Destroyed. Re- (Iy Associated Press.) LOS ANGELES. June 2J.. Two earth shocks in tie iiTinerifil V'jdlev foniVht aii j - n reported to have caused several deaths, the imrnimr lls in darkness and commu i ideation is interrupted. ! The first shoe!:, at eight. ! o'clock, was the most so- vere. i ne second came an hour later. Several deaths are reported from Calexico, on the Mexican !oundnry. Seven nres wtre also ro . I pOrtOf I to 118 VC 1(0011 Started jat Calexico, where the j shocks are said to have heen Uuore severe and more fre- ineut than at other places. The first shock is said to have caused an explosion near the Holton Power Company station at Kl Cen tro. One building was binned to the ground hero i and other damage was done. :The hi.uh school at Brawler, a few miles north of El ! Centro, was destroyed by a shock. The school was one of the finest buildings in the valley. Slight sho'-ks were felt at Yuma, but no damage was reported there. Reports from the stricken district are ineager and it is diffi cult to net information be cause of the interruption of telephone and telegraphic communication. The first shock lasted about a minute. The second continued for forty-five seconds. From reports available the shock seemed to center near Calexico, wHere most of the damage is reported. The earthquake probably did more or less damage throughout tl.e entire valley, af thougli there is no means tonight of learning am details from the coun try districts. Reports late tonlpht received by the telephone company state that the entire town of Ileber, fixe miles from Kl Centro, wan burned s,s a re sult of .the earthquake. In the city of Imperial the walls of buildings were cracked and one wall fell in. It.. is now reported that threo shocks were felt, the last at nine twenty. The manager of the Western Union at Calexico sent word that several (Continued on Page Three) Until an examination is made it will not be Known whether or not the La guna dam was dumnged in any way by the shocks. Reports received from various parts of the project indicate that no damage, was done. Reports received here "tonight by tel ephone from the Imperial Valley indi cate that the shocks were much more pronounced there, and that there was considerable damage. Communication was badly interrupted. Damage was also reported at Calexico and Brawley.