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Tl BJLICAN Th Arizona Republican, Full Leased Wire A. P. Report The Sun Always Shine Finest Winter Climate in the World JLL U Ahi DEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-SIXTH YEATi 12 PAGES "IIOEXIX, ARIZONA, FIJI DAY MOPXIXC. 1 .FCF.M P.FR lo. 1017, 12 PACES VOL. XXVI. XO. :ir, RIZO GERMANY EACE Cannot Take Initiative as Lornr as Hatred and Be lief of AjtjH'oaehin;;- Col lapse Ts Dominant Idea of Iler Foes xor iii:sToxsinLF FOP PROLONGATION This is Substance of Im perial Chancellor's Ueply in lieielwtay,- to Socialist interpellation on the War Situal ion Republican A. P. Leased Wirel T'EKLIX. (Via London lec. So lone- '.is uncontrolled hatred of C.er rnany. and the belief th:it Germany is approaching a collapse, continues to he the dominant idea of her toes, it would l.e Lilly for Germany to take the ini tiative in proposing terms of peace. Germany, however, is ready at anr lime to consider a peace suggestion lioni the countries with w hich she is at war. does not wish a continuation and bisisscrts hers.-lt'. under these circum stances front any responsibility for its prohmgat ion. This Is the substance of the German imperial chancellors reply in the roiehstag- today to the socialist inter pellation on pence, in which he painted i pic-tare of Germany triumphant on all sides and supplied with everything even if not in abundance, necessary to the continuation of the war. The interpellation was introduced by Or. heidemann. in the following terms : Is the impeiial chancellor ready to nice information as to the conditions under which he would be willtiig to enter into peace neRotiations?" if our enemies make proposals com parable with Gefmany's dignity and safety,"' sail Or. von Ucthmann-Holl-v.cb, then we snail always be ready to liiscufs them. So Ions us in the course of our enemies the frnilt and ignorance of statesmen ale entangled with con fusion of public opinion it would be folly for Germany to make peace pro posals, which would not shorten, but would lengthen the war. First the ntists musl be torn from their faces.'' Onlv two socialists spoke on the in terpellation, all Ibe nun socialist parties I uniting in a short declaration oppos-J nulling in intr discussion .at tour of the dc'o.-it let, tie ..n.l the tliis moment. The e was dignified and imperial chauooui was followed attentively and respect- j fullv. orcein for occasional interrup- j lions and ou'lmrsts of luunghtor from the socialist. Or. Lie bkm-eht. who has not been in accord w ith his party since the bcf?innins5 of the war ".mi who re ceived no sympathy today. The impeiial chancellor in his tirst speech, lusting an half hour, explained the military situation on all the (runts and dedal--'! emphatically that Ger many could not be starved out. Th" country had enough food, if properly distributed. Germany's enemies, he said, were .sulferiug mole than th" Germans and po ing higher price for lood. "liumor Miat flermany is on the verire or a collapfee" said the chancellor 'and 'lie attribution of a peace tnis- Republican A. P. Leased Wire IKU'EWKLL, Ya., Dec. i). This mushroom town of S.l.imO pe-eiple, fcrown up since last summer with the Kreat, new explosive plant eif the On Pont I'eiweler Ceimpany. was al most wiped off the map tonight by a fire which starteel in a restaurant and did property damage estimated at considerably more than a million dollars. The Oil I 'out weirks outside of the settlment, ese-apee! damage, al though for a time was .seriously threatened. Scenes ef wild iliseirder accompanied Police Spoil Funeral Plans Of Would Be Suicide Republican A. P. Leased Wire L()S AN'IEIjKK, Dec. After tnak. in e-eimplete arratiRemenis for his eiwn funeral, even to oreiering" an inscription for his tombsteine, 1!. X. .Mosley, ti street car conductor, threatening' to kill himself, he-Id a sipiael of police eif 1 ice-rs at bay today w ith a ft veilver at bis feeimer heime here fr nearly three hours. Mosle-y was lak'-n into e-ustody when Polic Captain A. W. .Murrav. off-red to take him for an automobile tide and buy n gootl elinner. Mosley had been elespondent for several weeks, friends tolel the' police. .About threw? months ago,' reiurninfr TE CHANCELLOR'S SPEECH IS FEA TURE OF BA Y'S NEWS IN ALL EUROPE Republican A. P. Leased Wire1 I.oNim X". Dec. :. The speech in the Ke-ichstag if the Impeiial Chan cellor Or. Von Hi ihman-Holwe'g. re viewing the military. political anil economic progre'ss of events, and bis reply to a socialist interpellation ili rlining to initiate peace negotiations, v ere tiie feature- of tin' day's news I hrotighoui F.urnpe. Following closely " Premie-r As uuith's somewhat similar iepiy to a question in the house of common.-, bv t'hilip Snow den. socialist, the chan cellor's speech has completely dashed any holies the peace advocalts may have held on tiny early termination of the war. It caused no surprise, however, to the great bulk of Un people here, who. like the govern -monis, believe in the ultimate i" lory of the entente allies and express the determination to fight until vic tory is attained. As far as the entente allied coun tries are concerned, seemingly the only change desired is one which would insure a more vigorous prose cution of the war. but this, like peace, will have to .await events, for the whole campaign is entering a new phase. Having arrived loo tale to prevent the innvasion of Serbia, lb1 Itriti-oi and French forces in the southeastern part of Serbia are now retiring se fore the onslaughts of the Utilitarians, who. supported by German artilb'rv and infantry, havi been attaikuig both the r.ritish and the French and compelling tnem to give up advanced posiiions. Ace en ding to reports from Salon iki. "ion to every prominent German who does abroad. Prince von Iluelow. I'rince Maximilian of F.,.den. Or. Solf. sec re -taiy for the colonies and Cardinal von Hartmanti reports in which there' is nm a word of truth are all part of a deliberate campaign to 1;e-ep up th" spirits of tie- enemy penpU-s in the face ot repeated defeats. There is nm a weak point in the German ;ockoiPm-r. If -nil- enemies do not choose to a cept the situation and e-ud the war now. they must do so later. Germany can wail." At the i onclusion of the imperial chancellor's first speech Or. Kuempf. presielont of the e liamber read the in terpellation :trd put the formal ue-s-tion as to wheiher the -overnnient was prepared to ri ly "We are ready to reply immediate-H " responde-d Or. von Itethmanii-Itollw ef. The tpl! figure of the impeiial chan cellor, in a yray field uniform, was im mediately seen risinir. His reply to Or. Scheiiiema nn was listened to with the deepest attention in the hope f?iat if misTht perhaps de-fine the terms of tlt-rmnny's desiied peace, although ibis hope was slight. He bean: 'Gentlemen, this interpellation has attracted sreat attention in hostile countries, mostly of a joyous' nature. The tpie-stion regarding the German terms t.f pe-ace is inie-rp! e-t -il ai a sign the fire and eitizens are said to have ! lynched a negro for looting-. There ' was no loss of life otherwise, how ¬ ever, and only a few minor injune-s were re-ported. Tonight martial law was being en forced by seven militia companies brought to the' scene- by a special train tinder orele-rs frem Giive-rnor Stuart. While many of the building-: in the eastern section of the town were saved by a stremgr wind blowing in the eipposite dire-ction, some lhre-e hunelreil hemses were destroyed and theiusands of persons left homeless. home freun work, he- found his wife, his Liltle daughter, (trace, and his mother-in-law. Mrs. Martha P.. P.ar low. unconscious from i-oisoning'. U was declared at the time that Mrs. Jiarlov had induced Mrs. Mosley to enter a suicide pact. Mrs. Harlow ane' the- Utile daughter died, tint Mrs. Mos ley reiovereel. . Mosley apparently elee ided upon self ' licstrue tion, the peilice- said, til ler hav ing aiele-d yesterday in re-moving the hexly il his daug-hter from one ee-me-tery tn another. The undertaker, with , w hom Mosley had planned his own 1 funeral, notified the police. i . '.tie retirement is be-ing carte-el out in an orderly manner, but how tar It is to continue is a matter of much speculation. opinion is divided a to wle-ihei it w mid not be better to abandon the entire expedition or re tain Sab. i, iki as a base. The latter alternative would, it i.- believed, fur ther endanger the relations of the entente allies with (Iieoce, which -ven now axe far from sat istact oi-y. and be an indticemeiu to the central powois to follow the entente forces across the Greek front iei. liesides the battles in the Hulk-ins, the Itritish are watching with deep interest the operation- in Mesopo tamia, where a fit-hi is now taking" place for K a; - Kl - Ama ra. and P Ara'.ia. the Turks in the laitei re gion having- comne-n-T-eal another ad-vanc-- on Aden. They made a sim ilar attempt on Aden last Jniy. bat were drive-ti back. As .vde-n an.l its vicinity, as well as lb-- sh.-ivs ol the straits of P.ab-F! - Ma tulei '. leading l'toni the Ucd Sea to tin- Gulf of Aib n. are well foitilied. it is not no lieved an advance i s-.-riot'sly in tended here. Tin rr also is consider.-! i sic ..tivity on the Galiipoli peninsula, "out Cure have not been a-iv important changes in tla- -ituation of tie- troops. This likewise applies to the wc-teis fi'n-l. where the l'reiah are 1 asy ii an n-de-ivor to n invar a lr- nch 'n the i 'hamp.agno region which tin- Gel mans captured a few days ago. Or siiite the lad weather, the Italians claim some minor stiet-e.-s.-s a Ions; the Isonza front. of the mininiatior of German sttenglh or tl.e beginning of the end of the unanimous will of the German 1 eople. I hope .".ad lieheve liuit the declaration iust heard and the explanation of the intei'i-ellatiop. will not iacrease. but rather dis.Tr,rrrt the ).. ms exIMHta t ions e,f our eia-niie s. "The intci pe da ::ts cei taial; desire .a i i-olv opening of peacf negotiations. From the statein-nts ol Or. Schcide manu. s .unded out of anxiet.'. . we might dodge the possihp:' ies of an bon ni;il'lp j.t-ae.' and r-'giet icasonabb- pro l;osals eif I'e.lce made to us onU in--cat;se- we wished to retain all the eoii ouered terri'orii s or e e-n adi! nc.i ter ritories ther-to. I niusi admit that the tnevioas histeiiy of wat natural bads to his suggestion to nmla- an end of the- war ami proclaim i.peidx under what form tl.e German i;overiimei't i one ices peace "We- have gained cnoimi lis sin ( esses and deprive l our e ik-iivi s of one hope after allot h.'-r. So long as hope in l!ul garia bee kened and Tuike reuiaiued without connection with th.. central powi-is. we i mi'!,! not e-xpe-ct our ene mies to abnnde n the hoie 'f a leve-rso of decisions of arms in one way or an other. "After ire ailianc Itulgaria had become effe-tive; after the- great sue- ( Continued on Page Five) Special trains were run to Pe-terburg and Kiebmond, carry inj; men. women and children to find shelter. The fire raged from I : IT, o'clock this afternoon' until nearly !l oYloek tonight. Available Tire fighting ap paratuh was utterly inadeiuate. I he llames eating their way through flimsy frame structures, thrown t be up during the early days of the town last summer, like so much tinder. Several times sparks ;set fire to mule sheds of the explosive factory, but the flames which followed were ejuie kly e xtinguished. When it seemed that the town was doomed and the- plant endangered, orders were- issue-d suspending all operations and the factory clo.sed down. The shift then at work was set to w euk protecting- the- buildings from fixing sparks. The- greatest langer was from woods ne-ar by whieli caught fire- and were still burning- tonight. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon one half of the teivvn's water supply was cut off when poles which held a poi t ion eif the1 high tension e abie- of the Ou Pont Company collapsed, snap ping the wires which feed the current to the Appomattox Ilive-r Fli pumping sta t ion. It was feared the re-mainder of the wires weuild go but prompt efforts by .workmen prevented this. Hopewell policemen, assisted by a special force' of the- poweli-r company, held the situation well in ha ml until the treeips arrive-d. There was great -est ceinfusion between fe w attempts at lootinii. DR. JORDAN WILL TELL ! OF LAST COST OF WAR David Starr Jordan, the cnii- . I iieiit aiHocaie of world peae-e. ! recently advertised to speak as a 1 member of the lli-V le-ctuve I course, but unable to fill his date mi account of illness, has recov ered and will speak at the High Sell. i'. Auditorium ai x : 1 .". this i evening. :lis sub.je.-i. -The Fast Cost of W '!." w ill also he presented at Tempo this afternoon. All se-at ; reservations made for the Mon- : ' da.v lectin .- w ill hold good for , toidL-ht. D CROWLEY'S EMPLOYE CLOSELY QUIZZED Republican A. P. Leased Wire SA X PltANt'lSi 'O. Deo. !. Airs. .Margaret W. Cornell, of this city, vvh d.- scrilu d herself as a secret ser vice wenkt f. was taken today before the Foiled State-.s -rand jury whieh is inv est iga tin--- .he aile-ged German beuira plots and ipiest i.uied. she said afterwards, regarding her employment by c. i -. 1 Y.ovloy. ih- dete-ctiv e clintpcd with attempts to dostrov comm. -tee. Mrs. Cornell, who sa.d that Fnit.-d States District Attorney John W. Pt'-ston told Iter in the grand jury room that he would indict her. was arrested as a wi'n.-ss but given her libcrtv on bad. At'.-r ha- In. the grand jury t m .Mrs. Coin. II bee-land that sin- had t.ih1 the grand jur' 'hat she had been in Cr.wlev's employ for twenty vears nil-1 was working for aim now. BURGLARS SOLVE ESPEE COMBINATION Republican A. P. Leased Wlrel OAVI. Cal . Deo. Two m. n en tered the Southern Pacific depot here today during The n hour, solved the combination on th - railroad safe, knocked off the inner door with a sle-dge hammer, tool .t.,7 and escape-d. Tin- rae-n seenr.il entrance into the depot hv prying off the do.,r lock. The il. .,,' is onlv a half block from the main easiness see tion of Dav is and is oidv a short distance frm-i the Fnivershv of T'abfoinia fame Pi'toad ofi ic rs working mi the case have no clue. The bpol at Woodland was atso lobbed recently, the thieves gelling 5.ple. WILSON ON WAY . ' TO COLUMBUS Republican A. P. Leased Wire WA-'HINGTiiX O.c . Pi e-sident Wilson left t.-niglr ."or Columbus, ohio. where tomorrow he will deliver two address, s and attend a iceeption at the stat. capitol building. He is making '.he trip on a special train. The president's fust sp-e Il to be de'ive-rd at a noon hniehe-on before th- Columbus Chamb.-i of -ninu-rce will be d.-Volcil to hnsieess ' illiiit i ills while- the other, whieh le- will make a.t night hi fore the Federal Council of chur. lies of Christ in Ann-r-ea. is el,ei ted to deal largely with piob- h nis fae-ing farm. rs. INSULTS KAISER GETS THREE MONTHS Reoublican A. P. Leased WireJ KIM. IN". via London. I). c. !. A ntv-y.-ar-ol 1 Fnglishnian uained f'-e Mari-lissi ii. who is interne-el Puhh-'ien, was s. nte-nced to three i t we e 1 eo a I lllol per er pli was pent l five tile con ths in prison for insulting l-3m-r William Marcussei in a con ation with another prisone-r. ap I an epjihi-i to the niper ir. whieh ove'rhe: I'd b a sentry, who re ed (he fad to the authorities. ; Alarcussei had b-en in jail for moi-.ths preliminaT-y lo his trial, sentence oi' three months is thus hb'1'ed to have o.-en se-rve,-l. FOOD EXPORTS HAVE DOUBLED Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON". Dee-. !!. The ouen- tity of foodstuffs sent b the Fnited States to feed the rest eif the world dining tile tirst ten months this year was more- than double that in the same pe-rio.l id I'll I. Statistics of the deiiartrne-nt of commerce issued today show the value of foodstuffs exported during the ten months was almost r,7'.iu0.- f1"". compared with J" I x.eiiiii.uiin i-,st vi-ni . WOMAN KILLED WHEN AUTO TURNS OVER ' FLAl.STAFF, Ariz. De-c. !t. , Mrs. Samuel 1.. Finle-y was killed, hep husband seriously injured and ' their two hihlivn slightly hurt to day when their automobile turned over at .Maine. Arizona, is miles ' w.st of here. Air. Finley. who is a ' merchant and member of t le Flagstaff e-ity couneil. was ilriving to Kingman vviih his family vvhe;i tii -iccid-nt oci-urred. n THREE HUNDRED VILLA SOLDIERS SLAIN WHEN GEN CALLES ATTACKS Over ( Mie Ilundretl Are Ale Taken Prisoners and lieniaiiider Dispersed ly I'l-oiqis Sent to Rescue Flores Soldiers Republican A. P. Leased Wire OoFGOAS. Ariz... Oe-c : Three hunilreo Villa soldiers were killed, a hundred lak.-n piisoner and ihe re -manih-r of tin- fu-ce-s under Gene-ial Jose- podrigue-z. dispe-rsed live- miles noith of Fronteias late today when Gei.ei.il P. l-.lias Calles rushei: ill from the south lo the lescl f the bele-ag- uered Cairanz.a detae-hmeni umb-i-Ge-n--ral Angel Flofe-s. c,.-i,,ral Calles' re port to Genera! Al vari ol.r.-g in, e-ornmander-in-e-hief o, the- e'arranv.n armies, at seven ..'elock tonight sla.ed that General Florcs- and his chief of statf "ol. Nelson, an l-'ng-lishman. were w ot 'eel. the- latter seii otiflv. Tin Cartanxa casualties v. ere not state-el. ibne-ial P.oeli igaez. had in his com manii .. pi .rox imatel y 4,U"-i men ace or.l ii g to General Calles Half ..f this numb, r was .seatte r.-d in all elire-ctions ly the- advancing Cannir.a Hoops and the oiher hah follievael lastwaiel to v aid Chihuahua as far as the- Flfrijol ranch, though a e avail. v detachment kept ap th- chase while- l In- infantry balte-d ;lt the ''.111111 tor t -r- iv isii .11s and l i e .1 ga niz.a t i. in. le-lli-l.tl C lile s assllt- d C.ellelal "li- rigeui that b. would, if praitiea'de. make. -.n eariv start tomorrow morning in an effort to overtake the tl.-eing Vil la troop.-. Ge-,i ral Calie-s" timely .-.rrival tinned the- tide of battle- in favor of the e'at rau.a lories after an ail e'tav siege- by Ko'b igucz's t loops against ; he rein-forcen-.i-iit s from Agaa Pricta uneier Geceial l-'l.ires and Col. AinuUo Go mez, whose train be vim- blm-ke-d by bllllle-i lirieiges. Twite- before this during the da. iirge-iu appeals tor fuither Carianza reini'ol ci ments w ere re. eiv e-d b.' tei.-- grajeh at Agua Pricta. across th.- 'o .r-de-r linn) h -re-, and the fe-eling be-cann so strong that the e-onimaiid of G--ue ral Fiot'es ha.l hi "n trappeei and e-ithe r lore-'-u su t re nd.-r or a an iiiilated. thai pr.'i a 1 a 1 i.eiis we r.. again made' to de fend Agua Plieta against altaek hi.ni t he- s- ut-ii. . . . Tiiis feeling was 1 nhauce.l lae in the day win n liring below the borele-r v as plainly nea-d at Agua 'hieta. Ii nmi apae.irs that tie firing he-ard was when Geniral Calb-s' forces e-loseel in and en gagtd the Villa soldiers att.icking the l.:i"i eairae-.a ti-oop- umb-r General Fliires -. nil 'oi. Gomez. Ae-cording to General Calles' report, l.e started ids northward aibance -it 7 o'tlook this mcribng. the first engage-m-nt being with Villa outposts lour and a half miles south of Fronteias. Th'-y offered only l'e-ebb- resist.-t nee. ami the- C icanz.a e omniandi-r the n uro-ce.-ded to dislodge' the' Viha troops whieh had ee iipied Fronteias. !i v. as th' i e that h,- b-arm-d that 1 raetii all;.- tin- entire Rodriguez, com mand had sin roan. led General Fl .res troops, tin- attack b-ing hurled upon tin- Cairanz.a forie from bills flanking the railioail. -Marching in two columns, e.ene-lal ( alle-s. I'..ri--s atta -k.-tl the Villa army from the southeast anil southvve-st. "The f in-mv tb-d in edffi-re nt elire. -lions.'' a translation of his report to Ge-neral ibn-iron reads; "one STmin of two nuiulred vvent vest toward t tie- Ajo mountains. ; nother of 71m t,, the somb. towari! 1)11- stan .loaiptin ami Trito hills. Th.- priue-iu.il grout, fled east inwarel Water Users Must Approve New Power Contract Before Signed Fear tha- another exclusive i-oti-trae-t between (In- reela ma ,ii m ser vice and tin- Pacific litis anil F.lei trie company might be -ugne'el. in spite of obje-etieins by citizi'iis. is allayed bv I statement bv VVat'-r Fsers' offieials ye.sterda v . that before such a con trail (or any contract 1 e-a n be eloseil. its ti'ruis must be passed on by Un heard of governors. That the rec l.'tmatioi? commission is- consieb-ring :l ci nit 1 int. is true, for K. I-:. Kodois. distviet ciiunse!. o wire-el the proji'i t manager on O'-cemoe-r 7, adding thai ae-ti'.ti might be ex pec-tod at one'e'. Put. '"he Pep "bbcan has secured a nie-mora ndem of the proposed new Original Terms of P. G. & E. Request For Neiv Contract A goo.l ib'al of controversy has arisen over ju-t what the Pai-ifie Gas and Kleitrie- company wants in a new contract with the reclamation service-. All sorts of wild rumors have been afoot, and it has- even been saiil that the company desired to exe--ute a ne-vv contrae-t to buy power at half its prese-nt cost, or cents a kilowatt, to supersede the present contract before the latter e'Xpire-s in 1:1 P.'. Following is a memorandum sub mitted by the company to the local reclamation serviee-. and transmittee! by the latter to the Washington office : LOTTERY AGENCIES STILL ACTIVE SAN .lo.K. i-al. Oec :i Local ' agencies foi a San Francisco lot -terv supposed to have been sail- pressed lo ! a.- San Francisco . police, ale sMlI acti.e. aiCofding to iileiice sul initteii to T he granel jurv t.nlav. Mav.n- F. It. Husl.-d. memo.rs of the police m e-oinmissie.r' and nevvsoap.-r men were' e-alled as witnesses in an atte-mpt to fi 1 , -spun il.ilit v f..r ' the- alle ge--l v iol.ilion of tiie law e-ollee-rning both lotteries a-.d pool p.. lll. Sat. (a P.iis.1. 1 lie eiieiiiv hail more than four tl'i.ns.i; il. ha: I estimate the prin cipal group nuiiibeis not ove-r 1 .v o 111 Ulsill.l. The n-tr. Under Wen- dis- persed. The- enemy lost :', leu':. I"" prisoners and si large- oahbi-rod can non." A hospital ttain left At'u.' Prieia to night for Fr.-nler.is ollo-.v ing receipt "t a .'epott that the- number ol wounded 'n the Carrauz.a sieie -as large, p.ir tiiufirlv am ai Gene-ril Flon-s" men. Doctors '. . i.. Moiilngsvvort b and c. Ii. Il.'irison. wer,. pl i.i-d in clargi- of tin- j hospital train. I 'b-oige D. Id y aniioiin. ed tonight I Mi.it he would -stal l in an autoniooiie i-ariv ton, 011 .iv inoi. ling tor Kront--ras in an etfot-t to fin.i hi- br-.t her-in - i a . j.I. W. Cuniii'-.gl.am. the Tulsa. Oklaho ma atlornev . and II. G. .-out herd, irom v.hcm no fnrthe-i w..rd has b. en re . e ivi-d. G-.-neral 'alle-s ansv.eie-d .1 .uery aiio.it Cunningham and S..uthe-n! Oy s-eyini; be had tie-urd ed no deaths anions rorcigner- in Mej.o. Defeat Is Confirmed N'e iGAI.KS. Ariz... le-c. -a.-, .ft i. ia! Coniitm.ition ot th.- defeat of General Jose Polll'IglleZ ailel his .nniv o 4. Iieijl Villa sol. 'lies at Sin Joa.piit.. Sonora. fiv- Tfiih s north "f Fronte-tas today Ic. the comi.in-d 1 e .mtnan.ls of Gem ra Is P. l-.lias Calles and Ang.-l J'lor.s was 1,- (eeived at IN- ,.e-aei.piai te-' s ,,f G. neral Alvi-ro ediregon in N. g.d.-s. Sonora tonight. Geneial 1 ibri gon t e-lephon. ii General c.arz.a from Douglas, Arizona ih.it the Cariau.a tr .ops capt ured t .aur.on 'ad much munitions, b'-side-s many prisoner..;. Three bundled Villa sol diers ue-io .ported kiib-ei. Aociu d ing to Geneial obri"'e,ns message- tiii I'.iti'.uiz.i Hoops -.'..r.- pursu ing the remnant of Ginei.,1 noorigiuz' command east toAauI Chihuahua. J j Imirovinq at Los Mochis j Tol'oi,oc..Mi'o. ai.v.. I- 0- 1 (liy Kadi. San 1 'iego. . -Latest :iliorts indicaleit mrl...,l I impr.'V. "" '" 01 1 ii- uil.ti-ll 111 lile l.os I Alociiis di. ti c t. and anitouiieemeut i was made ti.il.a tiiat te-le-graphie i e-ommi ni'-ation betwe-i-n Topnlobambi . l.os Mochis ami the- I'liitol Siatr.--! would In- restored imm. di iteiy and i that rail e'einmnni- :nion would be '. 1'e-establishe d within a f"W davs. ; Carianz.a lfii-i:i are believed ?., '"' -eiting ev e-rv effoi i to cl.-ar uu j the- Indian situ.it on in the Mat 1 cour.tr. ai.ii s..rn- e'fort has neeii j mad.' p. re-, over animals and piop- ert.v stolen from the settler.-. Gar risons, sai-l to 1,1- aiioiiuato. cave been esta btished at all points ..-on-sidered in danger and Ge-n ral Mu-no- is said to nave- ass'. red Aelmiril Wiiislow. who is i'i-ri- on the e-rnis,-;-.nn Diego, that there would he no further cause for complaint, as l.ij"U tloot s hav e bo 11 plat eel at strate gic points in northern Sinaloa contract, and vim it. the knowledge that this memorandum was disjep proviil right here in Phoenix. by l e'clama , ion 1 if f icia is This leaves ihe VHui-g .Men's Pusi iiess associa t iein, ami either publi be-elies mat lane interested themselves in the affair, -to grounds fo" further ae-tiou aitatllsl a ne-vv. piooosi'": cn lraet. and eliminates mi" major ide-n-.e-nt from tile entire rniitrni r-a. Now. it remains only to pursue lie battle tor 1 against a mtmic'i.-ally owned elect! io oistribuling sysl -i:i---a haute that vvi'l a- fought oiit when llii- H.oni'.ivrshii's 1: th I'hamli- r !' Coinmercc. .I i- '.- at and Man U: , -t lifers' .ss..ciat i. n and similar i,di. s with a notation that it is not ap proved : Suggestions for Contract (a 1 Contract between Pacific e;.is .vi Kloctrie- Company, purchaser, and t '. S. K. S.. or Salt Piver Valley Water Fsers- Association, or both, vendor. (b Term of contract 1" years. (e'l Purchaser to have exclusive right to se-11 vendor's power in the ineiirporateel limits of Phoe-nix. (ill Ve-nelor to repurchase' from purchaser, at any termination of this agreement or its extensions, all fre- ic'ontinueii on Taue Four.) FOUR PLANS FOB BUILDING UP OUR DEFENCE .Military '..nimittees in. Congress 'onl'idiited w itli Four h'adie.'iliv DilTerent Plans fop Xational De fense I'l-ofd 1 President 0i: LIKKLV TO SOLVK I'K'OP.LKM Aside From Administration I'lan Schemes Are Pre sented i,v Seii,-itr ( 'li;i:n I'crlaiii. 'onyressnian I lav am! Seeretarv ( la rri n Republican A. P. Leased Wire VVASHINGT. i.N. I :.. -c,.ru.res- si..n ! milit committees .. ili o,- confronted n i 1 1 1 four r..dieall.v tliff.-i-ing rdans for building up national d.e fense as urged by I 're-side-nt Wilson when they sett!.- down n.-vt wii-k ! the work of framing army measures to he- prese-l.te.l to both houses. Aside from the administration pl,,n outlined in the presid. i!t s message, the senate and house ciiimilto- .viii have before th.-m tentative s, hemes offere d by Se nator 'h.-i mbe-rla in and Kepreseiitative Hay. tli.'ir respective. chairmen, and also the plan prepared at Seere-tarv Garrison's direction ity the war ell.--:.- division of il... army ge-ne-ra! staff. Fr..ni th.-se f,,;u pro posals wi!! be developed the solution of the pfobl.-m. as tlii-ie is no indi cation that seri. -us consideration c. 1 ! i b- given tin- universal militar;. ser vice measuri-s inii-oduied bv several individual nie-miiei s of each hm so. ('..pies of tin- chamb.-rlain and ll.u lulls, which ate designed for commit tee consid-rati.-n onlv and will ,,z be i nt rod uce-d in itlli-- In. use. I.ecal.ie available todav. Thi-y show wide di-veige-uce both n each .-the:- and from the plan na.ocated by Pi.-shbiit Wilson, vvhicii itself was Las..! upon a considerabie inoiitticat ion. is un derstood of In.- war ee.llege- plan. All fi'tir plan.s propose a sw-.-ep:i: r.-or. gai izaii-.n of the- i";ul, r atinj from t... lo bottom ami creation of an ad. -inale rese-rv e for the regular lines land the officers' reserve- ci.riis. The- Chami.i rl lin plan has littie in 1 Common with the administration's , proposals. It contains no mi nium ..f iiho e-eintineiii.il army scheme which is i the fe-.uure of tiie war depa 1 1 ni'-ol -i prouram. and proposes in ste-ad. pirn -', tic, illy itoubiing the ataneliMg armv. ; The H.iy seiie-rne ine ludes the eonti-;iie-nta! army proposal virtaaliy as preseute'd by Pre-si.b-nt Wilson, though i it eleie-s not conte-mphne all of the. iti ; e'reases in the re-gular e-stablishme-tit a !.--o suggi'steil and would iu-ovi.1" that the organized militia ;-eceice pay Irom tlte- gove-rnme-n' e.n a sc;ile of ni:e-- fotirth e.f the pay eif the regular army. Tin- war e-i-lh-ge plan has 1 1 t been. made public It is gene-rally unde-r- stood, however. to prop.-se a fur 'larger ine -reuses in the regular armv i than the administrat ion's 1 eoommon ' datious contemphite-. i Senate tnilitary committee member eeiinpared the Chamberlain and Ha " plans fiar the regular army toelay with. i those- suggeste-ii by the war ilepart ment. They found the following iv- '. suit.-, the figures nunted. showing the , increased numbers of orgianiz. itioTis Feint inueel on Page Two) eel'Vct..- 1U .'.ill Tll.e-ti'lg oli De '- 1-be-r 1 C. a dale- set ve'Sterel.' v . The dir.-.. tors of the Chamber of 1 'omtii'-rce. in a mee-ting ve-ste'rdav niiiinit'.t', following a conte-reiiee with representatives of the M. an.l Ai , he P. c. ,y- K. anil the Y. M P.. A.. Voted lo opoe.se an exclusive eon Tact, to asi-: that action ov the- eiiy e'eunniission 011 a proposeel manieipal jdant be- de-laved until a joint m.-.-t- nr. e-an be he'd, an.l to secure- la.is rermr-oo." the power division from the Wat'-r Fsers' asso.iat ii 1 1. About twenty gathcte-d fi.f !;li' eonfe-ienee. Or. W. '.'. Fllis sugti-s-ti d the t'ced of stopping the exclusive contrae-t proposed by tiie' gas com pany. Dr. F. H. Pedewil! urged support for the pe-tition stating the ne-'-l of a. municipal plant. Then, the direep'is went into exe-iluive-session, ihe M. iV M . committee be-iny-asked to remain. 'n motion by Diree'teif G. I'. Noli, se-onilei1 by l)i i'1'i t..f '. A. St iiiffer. the following was unanimously ralopfed: "It is hereby iroved thrt tne directors of the Chamber of Conmerce are opposed to the U. S. R- S. making srty exclusive ccn'ract with any one company or person 'op the sale and de livery of electricity ir the city of Pho?nix." The feillowing mutton was also sub mitted and adopted unanimously: 'It is moved that the Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants and Manufacturers' association request the city commission to 1 Continued on Page Five! mn e.'j."itiiMi.iiT'