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Dominion Liner, Torpedoed
With Los oi" American
Lives. Was Engaged in
Lusiness for Oroat Brit
ain. Says Pago .
Officials Say Failure to
Comply With Warning
Renders Situation Less
Acute No Additional
'omplaint to ierm.tnv
WASHINGTON. July .! ofiicia'
information regarding tlie sinking o.'
the Armenian with the loss of Amer
i, an lives was lacking toni'-ht. Sec
r. t.irv tensing stated that the posi
tion of the government would not be
determined until details are i:..tilahle.
From new dispatches ami a cinder
leading of the official reports of ;. es
terday. officials are inclined to the
iew that inasmuch as the Armenian
apparently refused to submit to the
warning of the German submarine to
halt, and attempted to escape, accord
ing to international law. the sinking
of the vessel was justified. even
though non-combatant wen- aboard.
There was little tension in official
.piarters after it became known that
the Armenian sought to evade cap
ture. The only fact of importance
received officially at the state de
partment came in a report from Am
bassador Tage who said that the
liritish admiralty informed him the
Armenian was engaged in ndmirality
It was admitted that if official re-1-oris
bore out press dispatches, there
is no likelihood any new cause for
toinplaint will be added to the is
fcs pending between the United
States and Germany. One or two of
ficials suggested that inasmuch as
Germany in effect had given warn
ing that enemy ships would be tor
pedoed without warning, a merchant
man carrying contraband might be
uistifi-d in attempting to escape
since to halt means certain destruc
tion, with no assurances that op
portunity would be given the crew to
escape. It was pointed out that the
last note to Germany in the Lusi
tania and Falaba cases said: "Noth
ing but actual forcible resistance or
continued efforts to escape by flight
when ordered to stop for the purpose
of i-it on the part of a merchant
man has ever been held to forfeit
the lives of passengers and crew."
ifficials were inclined to argue that
a German submarine might not or
der vessels to stop merely for the
punoso of visit. Others declared the
rules of warfare did not require the
commander of a warship to state his
purpose when directing a merchant
man to halt.
Even the final editions of today's
London Evening papers did not print
the fact that the Armenian was en
caged in admiralty business. Papers
refer to the incident aj the, "Sinking
of .1 Ieyland liner." and emphasize
the "Sensation created in America."
Page had advised the state depart
ment of the correct status of the
ship. Joseph Carter, a colored mule
teer of Norfolk, and one of those
rescued, said that his friends. King
Oake. Seed. Small and foreman Sed
den were all drowned, farter said:
The submarine chased the ship
for two hours and firefl about one
hundred shells. 2r. of them striking
the ship. I was in a boat with :s
others when it fell into the water
and was swimming an hour before I
was picked up.
Twenty-eight men were rescued
from the water. Four members of
the crew died in the boat, part of
the head of one had been blown
away. Another lost both legs. One
had been blown to pieces by a shell.
"I owe my life, to Muleteer John
son, who knneked me down In time
to avoid my being hit by shell. Cap
tain Trickey was the last man to
leave the ship."
Officials at the department de
clared the question of whether a
ship ho engaged could be treated by
hostile vessels as a public ship of
war, or a defenseless merchantman
was "a, close question of internation
al law, "and that an opinion could
not be given until the extent of the
lielligerent governments control over 1
(Continued on Page Nine)
Becker Is Given Reprieve
Commutation Is Refused
ALBANY. July 1. -Governor Whit
man declined to commute the death
sentence of Charles Becker, convict
ed of the nurder of Hermann Rosen
thal. Simultaneously, Mn.rtin Manton,
Pecker's counsel, nnnounced he will
not take any further steps in be
half of his client. In order that the
t,ther counsel will hitve an opportun
, SAi'HAM KN'TO, July 1. The
quarantine in California against
, the tool and mouth disease was
, modified " a proclamation l" Gov.
; Johnson and State Veterinarian
' Kaene. It allows shipments from
Nebraska. North Dakota. South
Dakota and Wyoming where a fed
i eral or state inspector finds no
trae of the disease. It is now
possible for exhibitors in these
elates to send prize cattle and stock
io the exhibition.
jNuniher of Citizens Answer
Call of Officers and
J .end Efforts to the For
mation of Guard to Pro
tect the ( itr
In tlie neighborhood of middle
aged men. just plain men and boys
answered the call of Capt. Stacey
last night atid met at the armory,
for th." puis..se of forming a home
guard, to be used in the protect ton
of the city, in case
the national
guard is called away.
Those gathered, showed en at in-
; terest in the formation of such a
i body and all signed an agreement, to
be present every Thursday night, in
so far as it is possible, and drill for
'one hour.
j The meeting last night, was given
(over lo speeches, and the formulating
of plans for the future of the or
ganization. 'apt. Stacey was the first speaker
of the evening. His talk was in the
nature of summarv of the standing
I' armed force of the I'nited States
army, and the militia. He said that
jit would take :;o days to mobilize
the regular army and militia; that
jthe militia is composed at present
or yii.nno men, of whom -pi.OOu would
be turned back, unable to pass the
physical examination. With the 2.",,
Ouu available men of the regular
army, and the 4".('i'i militia, it would
give an available force of r.O.noO
men. He also explained that the
Phoenix companies would be among
the first to be called out. and In
case of trouble with Mexico, the city
would be in a precarious condition.
To alleviate this condition, Capt. Sta
cey explained was the purose of
the formation of a home guard.
Several other of those present
spoke, among them being Capt. Geo.
B. .Willcox. anil Dr. Hoido. The Doc
tor explained the steps taken last
summer when there was danger of
imminent trouble. by the Phoenix
Rifle Club, and how at that time,
the few who turned out realized the
precarious condition the city was In.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
practically all those present signed
the roll, and pledged themselves to
secure: recruits to be present at the
next meeting. Thursday night. j
There are absolutely no binding reg
ulations upon those who join. Those
in charge are competent military In
structors, and are only anxious to
see the city capably protected.
Capt. Gulley explained last night
that the men would be furnished with
regulation rifles, the same ones used
by his company, to drill with.
These rifles would be turned over to
the home guard in ca.se of the Phoe
nix company leaving, as they would
f Continued on Page Xinei
The first building of a group of
three, to cost in the neighborhood of
S 1.VJ.0O0. and designed to jrive to Trin-
it. pr. Cathedral the finest home of
any church in the southwest, will
ity to appeal to the federal courts, the
governor granted a reprieve of tv. o
The reprieve covers the period
from July 12 to the 2. Only a writ
issued by the, federal court will now
act as a slay. The mere :pieal will
have no alfect. Airs. Pecker will not
(Continued on Page Nine)
In Opinion to Auditor Oal
laghaii Er!!!ir Attv.-Oon.
HuNanl J-lieves An;
Not Many Appropriations
to I'm- hVcoo'nied
iOpinion hy Att .- leu. .Jones
Not Vet S:ili.)itt d Said,
to Airec in tiie .Main
Neither Admits Necessity
of EvtT'i Session
Wheth r or not a third extra ses
sion of th,. legislature Will be neces
sary to provide for the expenses of
the state government, atti rneys will
not say, bet they adtcit that they do
not see hov, tlie courts are to con
strue the general appropriation hill
I or
a to maKo i rnvMim lor many
the (penses of government with.
o;:t allowing the in..-t cxtr iv.ignnl
appropriations for others. For in
stance. '; the courts :.hoitlt! hold one
way. some of the state institutions
an I offi, es will be left without liunl.-;
if the courts -hoiilti tase tie- opposite
Mew, thev will be !.fi with -rticli
t-iore money than it '..is intended l.
appropriate for them. Thus, one view
would leave u road fund, of .-.iii',iiO"',
the amount it-tended to be appro
plotted. The other opinioTi would
p-ave a fund of J I .niMiiien.
One thing seeris to be agreed upon,
and that is that there will be no
state si hool fund. :vthin; . r the
new two years for free text books.
Two opinions have been prepared,
one by former Attorney General Bui -larl.
at the icqucs; of state Auoitor
'alagh.ii. and the other by Attorney
General Joins, wnit h ha.-' not jet
been presented to tie- auditor, s .
that it has net been made nubia., p
is understood, however, that the ' pin
ions ag.ee on r lo.-r of the essential
points. J'hey avreo mat tie- governor
was without power to veto me repenl
intr clauses of the appropriation bill:
that is, those clauses intended lo wipe
net statutory- appropriations. The
.iltorney genera' think- that the !.--isi.ittue
had no right to insert those
ilnuse-4 In the appropriation bill. For
mer Attorney General IPiPard is in-
lined to think thit the legislature
vouM d- so that the repealing
cli.uses were germane.
Both agree that It the overticr
had contented nituKc'f with vcioii;;;
those clauses, Ieavintf the impropria
tions as mado by the legislature
stand, no hur.ti would have been done.
Put in striking cut the appropria
tions on the theory that the statutory
appropriations -would continue, whole
items have been stricken out.
The opirion of .il r. iiullard is pre
ceded by twelve propositions of law,
among which a-e the following more
important ones:
"The governor's right to eto a
pa"t of the legislative enactment is
limited to items of appropriation
where several iients of appropriation
an- cc ntalned in one bill.
The governor nay rot veto any
part of the bill which does not con
stitute an 'item of appropriation.
"The ftoverr.or may veto an Hem of
-ippropriation. but not any part of
an item of appropriation.
"In case the governor approves th
substitute appropriation anil vetoes
the repeal of the statutory appropria
tion, his approval stands, but his veto,
being a veto of thtv law which docs
not constitute an iteM of appropria
tion. Is. for that purpose, ineffective,
and the entire section, of the appro
priation so sought to be partially
vetoed stands. .
"Where the item consists of a re
peal of the statutory appropriation
md the creation of a substitute ap
propriation, and the governor vctoi
the whole secti n, thrs effect ' to
k1l the substitute appropriations, and
tlie repeal of the statutory appropria
tion remains effective. This must be
iContinued on Page Three
begin building shortly. A contract
for an. L, .to be part of the main
structure, and involving in itself the
sum of J25.00O, was let by the ves
try at a meeting last night. Lut-gerdinfi-
and Kagan i.f this citv se
cured the contract.
I'pon plans designed by a Hoston
architect, the parishioners will erect
a ferles of edifices on the 200-foot
square lot bought lust year by the
church, and located at the head of
First avenue on Roosevelt street.
Within the space formed by the
proposed cathedral, will be a hand
some residence for the bishop.
In the structure upon which work
will start at once, there will be an
assembly room, to lie used for the
purposes of the regular services, and
in the second storj-. offices, commit
tee rooms, a complete kitchen, quar
ters for the choir, and such other
(Continued on Page Three)
Ihiuland is Puzh-d as to
Whether Thev Propose
Their Main Effort in This
Direction Instead of Of
fensive Eastward
Arras Remains the Storm
( 'enter of Western Front
and Despite Heavy Toll
Neither Side Strikes De
cisive niow
I.oniioN. July 1. The northward
ilme of tin- Austin-Germans in Gali
, li into Poland is becoming more foT
iiudabl". England i puzzled as to
whether they propose a main effort in
thi.-t direction instead of maintaining a
concentrated oif-nsive eastward to
pu.-e the lius.-iiins .jut of the southeast
..I G.ilicia. Fighting along the Gni
la l.iija continues unabated. A Berlin
o'ra ial records progress in this sector,
and also further north around l mb.rg
an. I the northern front between the
i-t ula an. I Pug rivers.
Arras remains the storm center of
the western fiont and despite the losses
which are increasing, neither side has
!. n able to delivt r a decisive blow. An
Athens dispatch says the allies have
taken the Turkish stronghold of Krith
;a on the Gallipoli peninsula.
Bulgaria, which both sides are en
deavoring to brina into the conflict,
notified reservists in Kngland to join
the colors. Bulgarian officials ay it
is purely a perfunctory procedure.
The "lev elopmcnts of the Galician
campaign has created a situation en
tirely unexpected by the allies. A few
months ago the Russians were in the
Carpathian passes and "luring the
spring there ucre confident predictions
in F.ngland and France that Ilungary
Wouhi soon be overrun. The British
press wlili h h.-d been optimistic for
weeks that the Russians would turn
an I make a stand now frankly concede
the new invasion of Russia is serious.
The pi.pers place faith in Russia's mu
nitions campaign, much the same as
the British public is reiving on ltuvld
Bloyd George's pian to so equip the
British army in France as to ultimate
ly match the Germans in explosives
and munitions especially machine guns.
Gratification over the Brit u-h prog
ress in Gallipoli was hardly more pro
nounced than the realization of the
trcnieiiuous task Kngiatul and France
lace in an attempt to clear the Turks
from the natural defenses barring the
way to Constantinople. The first
stroke atrainst the British naval craft
in home waters for some lime was an
nounced by the admiralty which say
that fifteen men have been lost by the
mining or torpedoing f the destr.ijer
Italian Advance Hindered
I'liINi:. July 1. The Italian advance
in the Tyrol has been hindered by ser
iously confined bad weather. The
mountain streams usually dry in June
are impassable. The Italians are en
countci ing snow streams and fogs
vvhii ii have interfered with long range
Hail storms are today beating the
men's faces in the Tyrol, where the ad
vance is in pro-Tess. More elaborate
Austrian dcfcnsen are confronting the
invading forces. The Austrian tren
ches are protected by wide ditches and
Continued on Page Nine)
Withdraws Aid
From Colorado
National Guard
associated press dispatch
WASHINGTON', July- 1. After a
conference today between Governor
Carlson of Colorado, the war depart
ment officials announced there will be
no change in the orders issued in June
withdrawing federal iiid from twelve
companies of the Colorado militia and
placing eleven other companies on pro
bation for various deficiencies. The
governor went over the situation in a
general, way with Secretary Garrison,
and discussed details with Brigadier
General .Miles, chief of the division of
militia affairs. Later he said he was
entirely satisfied with the government's
attitude. The eleven companies placed
on probation, six of the First Regiment
and five of the Second Regiment, have
until the annual inspection in the
spring to overcome their deficiencies.
Arizona: Partly cloudj-.
Faced hy Unparalleled Con-j,:-ditions
in Capital of Alex-! i
ico. Tli real ejiiic'- Sai'etvi j
of Foreigners.
I 0 ! i e
Measures ( 'oiisidered
Continued Success of R'-M
sist incc of Zapata Against j j
Entry of 'aiT.mxa Troops' j
Deadlocks Operations in'
the South
WASHINGTON. July I.--Faced by
unparalleled conditions of famine and
anarchy in Mexico City, threatening
the safety of foreigners, government
officials tonight gave serious consid
eration to measures of relief. Dis
patches by a courier to Vera. Cruz
from the Brazilian minister at Mex
ico City, vv i-e before Secretary Ionis
ing and the president, who may an-
thoric .
ffort to obtain consent
from I'arranz
.Mexico City t!
Tin- nn-s.-a
illg of the la
to Mexico ' '
The dispatch"
to send supplies to;
through neutral agencies-.!
said "only the open-
railroad from era Cruz
city will bring relief."
hes revealed that Car
fused to permit the mes-
ran y-i had
sages to j.;i- the cable,
stood an inuuiry will
the Fnitc! Stat. "if
learn the responsibilities
It is under
be made by
Oarranza to
for the stop-
;ing of diplomatic communications.
While ii appeared the Zapata
forces an- -till in co'ntrol "if the eapi-
til. fighting continued at
skirls of the citv against
forced columns of General
the out
the rein
( tonzales.
Cairanza. commander.
The political situation in -Mexico is
generally believed dependent on the
course . of the military operations.
Continued success of Zapata in resisting-
the entry of Carranza's troops
into tni capital has deadlocked
operations in the south while in the
vicinity- o? Aguas Calientes, Villa
claims to hav! retaken loigos and de
flated Gen. lliil. who succeeded oh
regoii in active command of the Car
ranza forces.
This report is contradicted by Car
ranza officials who declare that Ob
reg.ui is having continuous success.
Kftorts to restore peace are said to
wait to some extent upon the return
of the president although the out
come of the military situation the
next two weeks will have an Import
ant bearing. Many- leaders of the
Villa movement are now in Wash
ington. This group will be augmtnt
ed by the early arrival of Miguel
Lombardo. minister of foreign affairs,
from Chihuahua. A Villa agency
statement says that Lombardo left
Kl Paso today for Washington to
confer with Enrique Llorente, confi
dential agent of the provisional gov
ernment in Villa, territory, and Man
uel Bonilla'. who Is here on a spe
cial mission for Villa. General An
geles, a Villa leader will participate.
Tl purpose it is declared is to con
vince American officials that Gen
eral Villa and his associates are will
ing to make peace with their oppon
ents and that they have no candidate,
but will agree to any- capable man.
Villa's battle with Obregon yester
day at Lagos was described in a mes
sage from his headquarters at Aguas
Calientes to Enrique Llorente, head
of his agency here.
"Genera! Villa ordered several bri
gades to move from the San Har
tolo Hacienda near Penuelas to ex
ecute a flanking movement upon La
gos." the dispatch says.
"The expeditionary column is com
manded by General Reyes. At mid
night our forces reached the rear of
Lagos and the battle begun. For
eight hours it continued desperately, j
eninng in ine complete rout or ine
Carranza forces, who fled ill great
disorder towards Leon.
"our forces captured two cannon
and three supply trains, which were
burned. We inflicted heavy losses)
and made many prisoners. Our troops
fought with great enthusiasm and
ANNAPOLIS. July 1. Three more
midshipmen were made defendants be
fore the court of inquiry, which is in
vestigating the "cribbing" scandal at
the naval academy, C. F. Holden, J. H.
Keel'e of the present second class and
T. R. Denny of the present third class.
From seven original defendants who
were recommended for dismissal by
Super'ntendcnt Fullam. the number of
'interested pnrties" as they are now
termed by the court were Chaplain E.
Evan.-! of the second class, Ralph Mc K.
Nelson, an honor man of a class lately
Evans said that Midshipman Moss
had given him a sheet that afterwards
appeared to be the examination taken
by his class. He thought the old ex
amination paper some kind of a "dope
sheet" and did not regard it seriously.
Nelson testified that Moss allowed
him to copy from the paper which the
I.OMiO.V, July i.The British
admiralty miiounced the. torpedo
boat le.s1rr.yei Lightning hist pnd
four members of Hit crew miss
ing. N'o mention was made of
the manner the bo:: t was sunk,
but it is supposed by a torpedo.
later report .says the light
ning ivai famaged off the east
coast. She is now in the har
bor. Fourteen of the rrevv are.
re port id missing.
Searching Investigation is
Reiipj. Conducted hy the
Fnitcd States in Cases
Where Dritish Ships Fly
Ani"iican .Flag
WASHINGTON, July 1. A search
ing investigation is being conducted by
the Fuited States into several cases in
which it is officially reported a British j
ship flew the American flag apparently
to avoid German submarine. The is
sue involves the safety of. American
ships and maj- result in a note renew
ing the representations concerning the
us- of the flag bj' British vessels.
Some of the affidavits thus far re
ceived state that in certain cases the
Britit-h admiralty's agents have con
sulted with the masters of vessels and
are instructing them to take certain
course.i and advised to use the Ameri
can flag.
The I'nited States will not act until
it litis received complete information,
but in view of the emphasis which it is
la il in Berlin upon the dancers of such
a practice. Ambassador Gerard's infor
mation in the specific ciises as obtained
from the German government is being
carefully investigated.
Sufficient proof, it was stated, au
thoritatively has already been gathered
to cause the officials to consider the
making of new representations on the
courage. At eight o'clock a. m. the
convention forces occupied Lagos and
at this moment our wounded are be
jinning to arrive in automobiles from
Aguas Calientes. bringing the first
news of the victory-. Our casualties
were not heavy in comparison with
the severe losses of the enemy."
Looting is feared by merchants
should the constitutionalists capture
Mexico Citj'. All business establish
ments have been barrieaded. Mem
bers of the diplomatic corps are meet
ing daily in an endeavor to protect
the lives of foreigners.
Shortage of food is becoming seri
mir. Forty thousand poor were in
line in front of the International Re
lations offices today.
The convention government archives
and treasury funds have been remov
ed to Cuernavaca, forty- miles south
of the capital. A train is being held
in readiness to take officials to the
southern town should the constitu
tionalists enter the federal district.
To Repair Bridges
rOTTGLAS, July 1. Workmen left
Abu a Prieta, Sonora, to repair bridges
of the Xacozari railroad which were
burnt recently. This will take three
weeks. Great quantities of ore are
awaiting shipment at various points on
the road. ' Export duties have to be
paid both the Villa and Carranza
witness thought was a review sheet
issued by the modern languages department.
Plan Big Women's Parade
Tribute To Lloyd-George
associated press dispatch
LONDON", July 1. The first wom
en's parade since the outbreak of the
war will be held July 17, under the
direction of the Women's Social and
Political Union, Emmeline Pankhurst,
leader. The parade will be in celebra
tion of the promise of David Lloyd
George, minister of munitions, that he
will receive a delegation of women
anxious to serve the country as shell
makers and in other capacities.
Formal Application is Made
to (Jovernor Ferc,uson of
Texas by Villa (Jovernor
of Chihuahua for IJeturn
of Ex-Dictator
However. Conside rati o n
Will Not Xow De (Jiveu
TJequest, Charges of Fed
eral Agents Taking I'rece
doner; Over Xow Action
WASHINGTON. July 1. A formal
request for the extradition of Gen
eral Iluerta "in various criminal
charges was presented to Governor
Ferguson of Texas, by the Villa gov
ernor of Chihuahua.
The latest complications in the sta
tu.; of Huerta were brought to the,
attention of the government todav
by Governor Ferguson, who forward
ed the request to the state depart
ment. Secretary Lansing referred tho
matter to Solicitor Johnson for con
sideration. So long as Huerta is wanted by
tlie department of justice the charges
preferred by the federal agents will
take precedence. Until disposed of
it is not expected the extradition
question will be decided. It is
thought in some quarters that in the
event of the dismissal of the chargo
pending Huerta he might be rear
rested and held pending an investi
gation. Both the Villa and Carranza fac
tions charge that Huerta was impli
cated in the murder of President
Madero and Vice President Su.irez.
which followed the overthrow of the.
madero administration and Huerta's
assumption of power.
Inasmuch as the Mexico-American
treatj' provides a requisition shall not
be granted for political offenses,
tl ere have been no cases in which
citizens of prominence in either coun
try have ever been surrendered, even
though charged with civil crimes. Re
quest for extradition has usually been
followed, however, by a provisional
arrest for forty- days while evidence
was being forwarded.
The treaty between the United
States and Mexico concluded in
gives the right to governors of fron
tier states in the two countries to
take up the question of extradition
directly. An effort was once made
to extradite Gen. Salazaar under the
same treatj- but the state department
and the governor of Texas declined
then to state whom they recognized
as th governor of Chihuahua, no cen
tral government having been recog
nized in Mexico.
Inasmuch as the state of Chihuahua
is under the de facto control of the
Villa authorities, the American gov
ernment in the view of some offi
cios, could honor, if they chose, ex
traditions from those officers whom
they are satisfied are in actual ex
ecutive control of the state.
Huerta Case Continued
EL l'ASO. July 1. The case
against Huerta and five co-defendants
on charges of a conspiracy to
launch a revolutionary movement in
Mexico was continued under bond un
til July- 12. The postponement was
approved by George Oliver, U. S.
commissioner, at the request of the
government that additional time be
given to collect evidence and sub
poena witnesses scattered from New
York to Los Angeles.
When told of the agreement hy his
attorney, Iluerta inquired must he
stay in El Paso. Informed that he
need not but must appear in court
on that day Huerta interjected "all
right" and prepared to leave the
court. On his way out Iluerta was
presented to several American wo
jnen sectators. As he left the Fed
eral building adherents filled tho
streets and greeted him with volleys
of "Vivas' and hand clapping.
After a brief conference with the
counsel, Huerta was driven to the
Viome of his daughter. Besides
Huerta. the other defendants and
General Caraveo. Jos Zozaya, Frank
Ike Alderete and Gen. Orozco. Their
bonds were unchanged.
WASHINGTON, July 1. Franklin
D. Roosevelt, assistant secretarj- of
the navy was operated on for ap
pendicitis. It was successful.
Mrs. Pankhurst explained at the
mass meeting held today the parade
was planned to impress the govern
ment and nation with the desire of
the women to be of service, and she
urtjed all women suffragettes, ami
not particularly tho leisure, non-producing
classes, to participate.
"We want to vote first," cried sev
eral women in the hack of the hall
during the course of Mrs. Pankhurst'

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