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VOL. XXX., NO. 76
Commercial Operations to
Begin at Once Demand
for Goods Strong Ar
range to Get Ships Oth
er Nations Prepare for
Trading as General Block
ade Ends
PARIS, July 11. (By the As
sociated Press.) The council of
five has decided to raise the block
ade against Germany, it was an
nounced tonight.
The council's decision was taken
after the receipt of the report of
the legal experts declaring the of
ficial document notifying the
council of ratification of the treaty
by Germany in due form.
So far as the action of the .coun
cil concerns France, the measure
will b effective only after publi
cation in the Journal Officiel of a
decree annulling the preceding de
crees regarding the blockade.
WASHINGTON", July , 1 1. With the
lifting of the blockade against Ger
many tomorrow, trading between that
country and the United States as well
as the other associated powers will
Acting Seeretar y or State Polk an
nounced today that blanket licenses
would be issued for transactions of
Amercan firms and that details would
lie given within 48 hours after de
cision by legal experts as to whether
a formal proclamation by the president
would be necessary.
Trading in all commodities except
dyestufts, chemicals and potash, con
rol over which will be exercised by the
reparations commission set up by the
peace treaty, would be unrestricted, it
was said. American frms doing busi
ness with Germany must send their
agents into that country without pass
ports, however, as these cannot be
issued until the proclamation of peace.
It also was said at the state depart
ment that there was no certainty Then
American consuls would be sent to
Payment a Question
Payment lor tne gooas wntcn -mis
country sends to Germany must be
made under a system of credits to be
arranged later through, private capita),
officials said. Details as to this sys
tem have not been worked out. While
Germany has large quantities of goods
ready to be exported; officials-denoted
that there would be any great demand
for them in this country, and conse
quently the trade balance in favor of
the United States is expected to be
large. , ...
Germany was said to be in immediate
and pressing need of raw materials of
almost all kinds, particularly cotton
and copper, in ordr to' rehabilitate hen-'
industries. Ijirge amounts of food
have been sent into that country un
lr the direction of the interallied re
lief commission, but it is believed that
the demand for grain and other cereals
will be great. Clothing of all kinds
also is needed.
Arrange Ship Facilities
Three ships for Germany already
have been loaded in American ports,
one with cotton and two with general
merchandise, it was said today at the
shipping board, and they will start
overseaa as soon as licenses for their
cargoes have been issued.
It was also announced that direct
steamship lines to Hamburg and Bre
men would be established by the
hoard. These lines will operate, out
of New York, Boston, Philadelphia,
Baltimore and South Atlantic and
Gulf ports just as soon as the neces
sary cargoes are at the docks. Hal--stead
& Sons, steamship owners of
Philadelphia, will manage and operate
for the hoard a line from Philadelphia
to Hamburg. OVie ship will be allo
cated to this firm at, once and addi
tional ships as cargoes available re
quire. In announcing resumption of trade
relations, acting secretary Polk point
ed out that the trading with, the enemy
act was not abrogated and that the
action of the government was not to be
construed that the state of war had
ceased to exist. The war will be at
an end only with the ratification of
the pea.ee treaty, ft 'was said, and the
trading with the enemy act will remain
in force until it is repealed by presi
dential proclamation after . the. war
NOGALES, Ariz.. July 11. This
town was Isolated today by a cloud
burst which washed out railroad and
automobile roads. Some of the breaks
In the lines of the Southern Pacific
railroad from here to Tucson are 1"
feft deep and early tonight were still
filled with running water. No trains
art expected to reach here within the
next "t hours.
Allied blockade is lifted on trading
with Germany; United States and
ether nations to begin commercial
operations at once. .
Mexico makes first seizure of for
eign owned dif 'property' under
Carranza decree.
' President spends busy day getting
back into harness for his work.
Senate . forming ' up for fight on
league of nations.
Delay hearings of defendants in
Bisbee deportation cases.
Private William Kern added to Phoe
nix gold star honor roll.
Move is made to end knifing of mil
lion dollar hotel project.
Abnormal weather conditions to
cause loss of 700 carloads of canta
loupes in valley, says federal
" , Phoenix-owned airplane makes first
. ."- flight
Federal tax must be added hereafter
to admission to Riverside park
and Morley's Country club, price
of dancing and swimming and
other concessions.
July expected to be record month in
building permits issued.
Consider Arm ed
Action Against
Hungary Soviet
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PARIS, July 11. (By the As
sociated Press) Marshal Foeh
and representatives of Czecho
slovakia and - Jugo-Slavia were
before the supreme council of the
peace conference today for a dis
cussion of the movement of the
partisans of Bela Kun, Hungar
ian foreign minister, against Cce-cho-Slovakia
and Austria, and the
advisability of combined military
action against them.
The different representatives
were asked to confer with their
governments to find out to what
extent they are ready to partici
pate in military operations against
Bela Kun'a forces.. No decision
will be reached until their reports
are received.
ffiisrass is
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON, July 11. Predictions that
the project to bring the former Ger
man emperor to' trial in England will
be abandoned, are growing in view
of the almost unanimous opposition of
the newsepapers of-all parties. Virtu
ally all of the leading papers, with the
exception of the Northcliffe press, are
denouncing the plan.
' The Northcliffe papers have taken
no stand in the matter but print many
letters from prominent persons oppos
ing, the trial. . The influential weekly
reviews all oppose or deride the pro
ject. Walter Runciman. lormer member
of the cabinet, writes:
"Feeling .in this country is justifi
ably bitter against the kaiser. Indeed.
It is so bitter that the public might
take the law into their own hands and
lynch him."'
The Saturday Review says:
"It is a mistake of taste, a want of
tact. London is the last place in the
world that ought to have been chosen,
first because the English are the chief
enemies of the Germans, according to j
tne Germans; secondly, because Lon
don is the court of William of Hohen
zollern's first cousin," and the home of
his illustrious grandmother: thirdly,
because William has often been our
guest. King George and the emperor
must in their younger days have lived
in some intimacy."
The New statesman says:
"Let' us "hope' that the, Dutch gov
ernment will cut the- knot for us and
save us from the blunder of reinstating
the last of the Hohenzollerns in the
hearts of his disillusioned country
men.'t TUCSON, Ariz., July 11. Andrew
P. Martin of Tucson was elected state
commander of the Arizona branch of
the American Legion at its organiza
tion convention here today, without
opposition. D. A. Little of Florence
was chosen temporary secretary and
the selection of a permanent secretary
was left to the- state executive com
mittee. It is contemplated to make
the office a salaried position at state
headquarters, yet. to be selected.
Andrew P. Martin is a well-known
Tucson druggist. He was top ser
geant. Battery B. 340th Meld Artillery,
seeing service in the Argonne and
later with the army of occupation in
The afternoon session was enlivened
by a warm fight over the basis of
representation on the convention floor,
the basis finally adopted being two
votes for every two hundred service
men from the county represented.
' At the tieglrtnlng of the afternoon
session, the war veterans were ad
dressed by Governor T. K. Campbell,
who spoke of . state and national plans
for the we'fare of service men.
Saturday the convention will act on
reports of the committees on constitu
tiorf, 'declarations of principles, and
by-laws, resolutions, next convention
and state headquarters.
.Tonight the. yefera n,s were enter
tained with a boxing program.
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WASHINGTON July .11. Confisca
tion by the Mexican government of the
property of the Scottish-Mexican Oil
company, a British company, with sev
eral American stockholders the first
actual confiscation under the Carranza
decrees which have been the subjects
of protests from Great Britain, Holland,
France and the United States was re
ported today to the state department
The property of the Scottish-Mexican
company now was being operated by
the Mexicans, it was stated, vrho
brought in a 30,000 barrel oil well on
the land. The British government, it
was learned, has taken up the matter
of seizure with the Mexican .govern
ment and has advised the company
pending action to continue to fulfill its
obligations under Mexican law.
The land on which the company
operated, according to company offi
cials, was leased in 1910, conforming
in every way with the law of Mexico.
The state department, although in
terested in this confiscation because of
the number of American stockholders
in the company, has not taken any
steps in the matter, but is watching
closoly the steps being taken by the
J British government.
- business Accumu--once
Holds Conrevw
Several Officials SUn
Finds Time to Play Golf
WASHINGTON, July 11. Presi
dent Wilson late today signed the
District, army, navy and deficiency
appropriation, bills and the joint
resolution providing for the return
of the wires of the country to pri
vate ownership.
WASHINGTON, July 11. President
Wilson had another busy day today.
He spent many hours in his office
working on business which accumulat
ed while he was returning from Paris,
conferred with two cabinet officers,
and late in the day signed the army,
navy, deficiency and District of Colurs
bia appropriation bills and the resolu
tion repealing the act under which the
telephone, telegraph and cable com
panies were taken over during the war.
The president still had before him
the agricultural bill with its rider for
repeal of the daylight saving law and
the huge sundry civil measure with
appropariations for the shipping board
and the campaign against bomb throw
ers and other radicals. Many petitions
both for and against repeal of the day
light saving law were before the presi
dent and he was represented as giving
this matter much thought.
Wires Back July 30
All of the appropriation ' measures
signed by the president became law im
mediately with the appropriations re
troactive to July 1, but the wire reso
lution does not become effective until
the end of the month when the proper
ties will be returned to their owners.
Under the resolution intrastate rates
established under government control
will remain in effect for four months
unless sooner modified by state rate
making bodies.
President Wilson began the day with
an early morning round of golf with
Mrs- Wilson at a country club course
near the capitol.
Indulges In Conferences '
Returning to the white house he
spent more than an hour at his desk
and then made an unexpected visit to
the state, war and navy building to
confer With Acting Secretary Polk at
the state department and Secretary of
the Navy Daniels. The president re
mained in Mr. Polk's office for more
than an hour. He had with him a
package of . official papers, and while
no announcement was made, it was
aid that the Mexican situation and
peace conference affairs were among
those the president had desired to dis
cuss. Mr. Polk will leave for Paris
July 21 to replace Secretary Lansing
as the head of the American peace
delegation. Mr. Lansing will arrive in
New York July 19 and will confer with.
Mr. Polk before the under-secretary
starts overseas.
Leaving Mr. Polk's office, the presi
dent called on Secretary Daniels and
remained half an hour. After return
ing to the white house Mr. Wilson was
busy until late in the afternoon, when
he and Mrs. Wilson went for an auto
mobile ride.
No engagements were made for the
president during the day but he was
represented as holding himself in
readiness for conferences with mem
bers of the senate foreign relations
committee and other senators who
might desire to , discuss the peace
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DOUGLAS, Ariz., July 11. The rain
fall in northern Sonora has been heav
ier this month .than ever before in the
memory of the oldest inhabitants of
Ironteras, 29 mijes south of here. As a
result roads have been washed so
badly that traffic is almost impossible
and fully one-third of the wheat crop
trom the irrigated fields around Fron
teras has been ruined, according to
arrivals here. The loss is estimated
at fully 2000 bushels. The wheat had
been cut and piled in shocks prepara
tory to threshing.
El Tigre, a rich silver proper! v
owned by Kansas City capitalists. 70
miles southeast of Douglas, has been
isolated from the outer world for sev
eral days due to the washing out of
the stage road between the mme and
Esqueda.'33 miles south of the border
on the Nacozari railroad. Estimates
of the time required to repair the rail
road vary from one to three weeks. In
the meantime, ' the company is com
pelled to' store its output of bullion
and concentrates. '
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DENVER,- Colo., July 11. Denver's
street -cars resumed operation this af
ternoon. The strike ended formally when the
men ratified an -earlier agreement be
tween the. executive committee of the
union and company officials. Twelve
hundred trainmen and other employes
automatically resumed work.
Conditions under which the men re
turned to work allow for recognition
of the union and appointment of a
committee to arbitrate on wage condi
tions. The men returned to work at
the wage scale paid before the strike,
and the company is to collect a five
cent fare for ten days,- during whicn
time a petition . will . be circulated
among - the- citizens- of Denver asking
a special eleotion for. a vote on the
company's right . to. collect a six-cent
fare. .While. legal action for such an
election . is . pendiruj.. the company -will
collect .a-six. cent-tare .
Urge City Shops
To Remedy High
Cost of Living
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DENVER, July 11. With a dec
laration that "the high cost of
living, the high cost of dying, the
high cost of justice and the out
rageously high cost of everything
is the paramount issue in the
world today," the convention of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Enginemen today adopted
a resolution urging immediate es
tablishment of municipal markets
and cold storage houses to deal
in necessities and thereby to elim
inate the profits of the "middle
men." The resolution attacked the
big packers, alleging control of
food products.
Scathing Words for Liquor
and Also Enforcing Meas
ures All Anxious to Talk
Last of Prohibition
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, July 11. In the
course of five hours debate in the
house today on the prohibition bill,
the liquor traffic was likened to a
convicted criminal, appealing for a
reprieve, while some of the more dras
tic provisions of the measure were
denounced as an invasion of the lib
erty, hospitality and habits of the
It probably "was the last great day
of prohibition oratory in the house.
Not all of the 12 hours set aside for
general debate had been used at the
close of an all-day discussion, which
ranged from a technical argument on
constitutional questions to a straight
stump speech for prohibition and its
Chairman Volstead of the judiciary
committee, in charge of the bill, and
Representative Igoe, democrat, Mis
souri, leader of the minority, were un
able to allot all of the time desired
by members anxious to be heard.
All Congressmen Wanted to Talk
There were more demands than
there was time to give, with everybody
wanting a word. Time and again there
was the droning call, "the gentleman
asks permission to extend and revise
his remarks." The speech making will
continue tomorrow, but the house will
not begin actual work on the bill, sec
tion by section, until Monday.
Again today ardent prohibitionists
declared they could not support the
enforcement bill because of its pro
visions, and others contended that once
congress defines intoxicating liquors as
a beverage containing one-half of 1
per cent alcohol the federal law for
such enforcement cannot become ef
fective without concurrent action by
the several states.
Against Enforcement Law
The principal "dry" argument against
the measure today was made by Rep
resentative Moon, democrat of Ten
nessee, who declared that unless it was
materially amended he would feel in
duty bound to vote against it or else
express his disapproval by not voting
at all.
For 22 years, Mr. Moon said, he had
stood up on the floor of the house and
upheld the cause of prohibition, but
the enforcement bill, which he charac
terized as "impracticable and senseless
as anything ever suggested," should be
opposed "because it is worse in all its
features than the infamous Force bill."
Congress was going beyond its limifV,
if it attempted to say man could not
put liquor into his house and attempt
ing to define intoxicating liquors by
limiting the alcoholic content to one
half of 1 per cent.
It was apparent tonight that prohl
bition leaders were somewhat discon
certed by persistent attacks on the en
forcement bill by members of the
house, regarded heretofore as certain
to support it. They still claimed, how
ever, to have votes enough to put it
through substantially as drafted, al
though they said radical changes un
doubtedly would be made by the sen
ate. The drive by the "wets" appar
ently had broken up all attempts,
threatened several days ago, to make
the bill more drastic than in its pres
ent form.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, July 11. It was
stated today that none of the material
which has come into the government's
hands in connection with recurring re
ports of a secret treaty between Japan
and Germany corresponds entirely
with photostatic copies of the alleged
treaty which have been circulated
among senators. The photostatic cop
ies reproduce a publication of several
weeks ago in a publication at Shang
hai. Senator Lodge already has a resolu
tion pending calling for any material
the government may have on the sub
ject The report was repeatedly denied
by the Japanese embassy here and the
state department also has denied
knowledge of the alleged treaty.
Diplomatists pointed out today the
published document described as a
treaty bears no signatures and no
dates, and might have been a memo
randum prepared by some German of
ficial with the hope of converting it
Into a treaty. It was stated officially
today that no evidence was at hand
to connect any responsible official of
the Japanese government with the doc
BALTIMORE, July 11. Nearly 500
seamen, members of the marine fire
men, oilers and water tenders' union
today complied with the strike order
of Adolph Gustaffsen, local agent of
the union,; and quit as their vessels
were about to sail.
UP Tl flltt
Carry on Plans for Stiff
Offensive Against Ratifi
cation Both Sides Get
Forces in Shape Presi
dent Wilson Drops the
Matter from His Mind
WASHINGTON, July 11. Senate
leaders in the league of nations con
troversy continued their conferences
today in preparation for the ratifica
tion fight, which will begin when the
senate reconvenes next Monday. While
it was said the exact lines of division
might not be drawn for some days,
further progress in solidifying their
forces was claimed by both sides.
President Wilson, having delivered
the treaty to the senate and offered to
supplement it with all the information
in his possession, apparently put the
matter temporarily out of his mind.
He saw none of the senators who have
been active in the fight, and while he
conferred with Acting Secretary Polk
at the state department, it was under
stood other subjects furnished the basis
of their discussion.
WThether the president's offer is to
be accepted by the foreign relations
committee remains an open question.
Some of the opposition leaders are
known to oppose inviting him before
the committee, but his supporters be
lieve they can secure his appearance
should he request that they .do so.
Wilson Arouses Talk
There was continued discussion dur
ing the day of Wilson's reported dec
laration that a two-thirds vote would
be necessary to make any reservations
in ratifying the treaty. The opposi
tion leaders have proceeded in the be
lief that only a majority would be nec
essary, and they declare their position
is amply fortified by senate rules.
In some quartrs it was suggsted that
the president's declaration might mean
a new turn in the reservation fight.
It was asserted he may have meant
that after a majority had written res
ervations in the ratification resolution,
two-thirds must then support the
amended resolution to secure ratifica
tion. It developed today that in his con
versations with senators yesterday at
the capitol, Mr. Wilson went into great
detail regarding the Shantung agree
ment. Ho was quoted as saying that
the understanding that Shantung
would be returned to China after a re
construction period was of a very defi
nite nature, and that the only gain to
Japan would be of such benefit as she
might derive from a temporary use of
the German railroads and other Ger
man property in the territory.
PARIS, July 11. (By the Associated
Press.) The German ratification doc
ument consists of the textr of the peace
treaty, the annexes and the convention
Rhineland. The ratification concludes
with the following paiagrapu.
"Having been approved . by the
legislative body of the German
empire, and having been submitted
to me, I declare that I ratify the
treaty, protocol and convention
and I promise to fulfill and ensure
the execution of their clauses.
(Signed) "EBERT,
"President of the German Empire."
"Berlin, the 9th day of July, 1919."
The document contains an exact re
production of the text of the peace
treaty in French and English and is
printed on vellum paper bound by
white silk ribbon. It is enclosed in a,
brown morocco portfolio.
Beside the signature of President
Ebert is his seal, a paper wafer bear
ing the words, "The President of the
German Empire."
ATLANTA CITY, J., July 11.
A resolution directing all subordinate
lodges to employ energetic efforts in
barring from membership persons who'
express sympathy with .bolshevism and
kindred isms, was adopted at the clos
ing session of the Elks convention
here today.
PARIS, July 11. (Havas.) The su
preme council of the allies today ex
mained the question of the Austro-Czecho-Slovakia
frontiers, in conform
ity with the desire of the commission
having the matter in hand, which pro
poses to leave to the Czecho-Slovaks
the essential portions of two ratifica
tions which were made in their favor.
The council did not fix the frontiers
between Austria and Hungary.
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Giant Dirigible
Nearing Home On
Return Journey
LONDON, Saturday, July 12.
(By the Associated Press.) The
British dirigible R-34 reported at
- 2 o'clock this morning, Greenwich
mean time (10 p. m. N. Y. time),
that her position was 51 degrees 12
minutes north latitude and 30 de
grees west longitude. At that time
the craft was making 40 knots an
LONDON, July 11. The air
ministry has received the follow
ing report from Ponta del Gada,
"The R-34, at 8:10 p. m., Green
wich mean time (4:10 p. m. New
York time), is 4,000 feet above the
clouds and, despite a disabled en
gine, is going strong. We are just
about to descend to look at he
sea. All well."
Seek To Bring
Slayer Before
Lunacy Board
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LOS ANGELES, July 11. Ef-.
forts will be made to bring Harry
S. New, who admits he shot and
killed his fiancee, Miss Freida
Lesser, in Topango canyon last
Friday night, before the state lun
acy commission at once on an in
sanity complain, according to his
attorney, John Richardson.
To this end Mr. Richardson said
tonight three alienists will make
a thorough examination of the ac
cused man in the county jail. Their
findings will be laid before the
commission and insanity complaint
asked for, . according to the at
torney. o
LONGVIEW, Texas, July 11. Near
ly 200 members of the Texas National
guard from Dallas and Nacodoches, or
dered here today by Governor W. P.
Hobby to prevent further clashes be
tween whites and negroes, were arriv
ing tonight by train and automobile.
The situation remains quiet after . a
clash early today in which four white
men were woundad when a small party
of white men were fired upon by ne
groes, estimated to have numbered
about 75. Reports that one negro was
killed could not be confirmed and as
far as is known none were wounded.
Additional troops are held in readi
ness at Terrell, Texas. Texas Rangers
ar expected to relieve the soldiers to
morrow. The trouble today occurred when 12
or 15 whites were waylaid and fired
upon in the negro section of Longview,
where they had gone in search of F. L.
Jones, a negro school teacher ac
cused of causing the publication of
statements derogatory to a young
w-oman of this county in a negro
newspaper published in Chicago. The
whites returned the fire of the negroes,
who were hidden in vantage points,
and withdrew when their ammunitpn
was exhausted.
A general alarm was sounded and
the whites, with reinforcements, soon
returned to the scene to find that; the
negroes had disappeared.- Five of the
principal negro residences were then
burned by the whites.
The governor was called upon when
local officials were unable to cope
with the situation.
Search for two alleged negro ring
leaders continued tonight.
BISBEK, July 11. A total of 272
suits were filed yesterday at Tomb
stone in the Bisbee deportation cases
The total amount of damages asked for
by the plaintiffs is $5,505,000.
Damages are sought on the ground of
alleged assault, bruising, beating and
wounding by the plaintiffs; 166 cases
ask for $20,000 each, one-half of which
amount is for actual damages, and the
remainder for punitive damages: 75
of the cases ask for $25,000 each, and
31 asK lor xiu.ouo each.
Three different firms of attorneys
are handling the cases for the plain
tiffs, two of whom are Phoenix law
firms. One is a local firm, located at
Lowell. Many of the cases were hur
riedly rushed to Tombstone yesterday
for filing, as the time limit was draw
ing to a close, the statute of limita
tions in the Arizona courts providing
that such suits -must be filed within
two years. Several of the cases filed
yesterday are old complaints that have
had to be amended in order to be filed.
The plaintiffs in the majority of the
cases, it is expected, are either men
who were deported or their families or
other relatives. Many plaintiffs, it is
said, are not in the state and their
whereabouts at the present time is a
matter of conjecture.
The defendants in the 272 cases are
practically the same. - The following
list covers the cases:
El Paso and Southwestern railroad,
a corporation; Phelps-Dodge Mercan
tile company, a corporation; Copper
Queen Consolidated Mining company, a
corporation; Phelps-Dodge corporation,
Calumet and Arizona Mining company',
a corporation; Shattuck Arizona Cop
per company, a corporation; Walter
Douglas, M. J. Cunnningham, Harry C.
Wheeler, Charles W. Allen, James R.
Henderson,' Ben Frankenberg, Mose
Newman, Grant H. Dowel!, John An.
gius, Arthur Notman, Lem Shattuck,
J. E. Curry and Florian B. King, I. W.
Wallace, Charles F. McDonald, Mose
Newman,. N. C. Bledsoe, Bassett Wat
kins, Grant H. Dowell, J. P. Hodgson,
Robert Rae, H. H. Stout, W. H. Brophy,
G. F. Sherman, Phil Tovrea, G. B. Wil
cox, W. P. Sims, J. L. Cannon, V. G
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 12. Two
officers and four privates are known
to have been drowned when an army
truck en route from Alexandria to
Camp Humphrey plunged from a
bridge into Greater Hunting creek,
near here, early this morning. Eigh
teen men were in the tmcir 1 -
siumber are unaccounted for. The six
uuuiea rcvuvtrea nave not Deen iden
The officers and enlisted men, all.
siationea at Lamp Humphrey, had been
to Alexandria on leave and were re-tiirnine-
in ramn An , k
onto the bridge spanning the creek the
aner lost control or the steanng gear
broke and the heavy car crashed
through the railing into the creek.
The fipnrcH fni- hnliAa is haintr tnn-
tinued and it iH believer! the lnt nt
I lue-j-wui De iu or iz, c
Preliminaries Go Over Until
Monday Witnesses for
Prosecution Fail to Arrive
One Shows Up Expect
Defendants on Kidnaping
Charge to Make Hard
DOUGLAS, July 11. Because of the.
absence of material witnesses for the
state, the preliminary hearings of eigiit
Bisbee men on the charge of kidnaping
in connection with the Bisbee deporta
tions, of July 12, 1917, scheduled for
today were continued until Monday on
motion of Robert N. French, attorney
for Cochise county. The Bisbee men.
ready for trial today, were John.
Bowen, James Henderson, Sam Fraiak
enburg, Charles Bear, James Nichols,
Michael J. Cunningham, Frank Salmon
and Allie W. Howe. The defendants
named were present in Judge W. C.
Jack's court with their attorneys, hav
ing come here early in the day.
But one witness for the prosecution,
was present. This was Fred W. Brown,
reputed during the strike period in
Bisbee to be a leader in the agitation,
which resulted in drawing out a large,
part of the mining forces of the War
ren district. In his statement to tho
court. Attorney French said he intend
ed to have a number of other witnesses
present Monday, some of them to be
brought from Globe, Miami and other
places in the state.
Delay Arrest of War Veteran
Agreement was reached formally
that in the case of Harry C. Wheeler,
sheriff of Cochise county at the tim
of the alleged deportation and ac
knowledged leader in the movemenC
upon which the kidnaping charges are
based, that no effort to arrest him
should b? made until Captain Wheeler
shall have returned to Arizona from
New Jersey. He has been named to
represent Arizona in the national and
international rifle shoot at Sea- Girt,
N. J., in September.
A recess of two hours was taken,
by the court during which period Mr.
French and George M. Roark, deputy
county attorney, conferred upon tha
subject of which cases should bo
brought up for hearing firsL Upon re
convening of court, the county attorney
announced that he had decided first tu.
take up the case of Harry Walters
Tuesday will be devoted to the hear
ing of H. E. Wooten, Bisbee merchant,
against whom charges have been filed
on two counts. The remainder of the
week will be occupied with the hearing
of the following men:
Set Hearing Dates
Wednesday: Fred Sandtner, Jamea
Boyd and Phil Tovrea.
Thursday: Sam Frankenberg, Cass
Benton, Arthur Houle, J. C. Ryan, L.
L. Gillman. Bert Polly, Bassett Wat
kins, William White, Harry Anderson.
J. P. Hudson, H. Beaton, J. D. Walters
and Walter Scott.
Friday: B- Williams, Biddy Doyle,
Ned White, Oscar Wagner, A. Nava
rette. Jesse Tolland, Allie W. Howe.
George Scott and F. Salmon.
It is not anticipated by Judge Jacks
that he will be able to handle more,
than one case a day, but it is his hope
that he will be able to complete at least
one, he said.
Defendants Will Fight Hard
One additional arrest was made here
during the day, that of L. L Gillman,
a jeweler, having stores both here and
in Bisbee. Defenaant was arraigned
and his bond fixed at $2,000, which ho
There is every evidence that defend
ants intend to make a bitter legal fight
in the lower court. Among attornevs
present in the courtroom today for the
defense were W. G. Gilmore of Tomb
stone, W. H. Burgess of El Paso, Texas
and Frank E. Curley of Tucson.
The county attoriey with his assist
ant, and Fred W. Brown, the prosecut
ing witness, were engaged tonight in.
checking up the cases and listing their
witnesses in the cases. It was not
konwn just how many witnesses would
be brought here in the cases.
Attorneys in Deadlock
BISBEE, Ariz., July 11. The first
of preliminary hearings in the Bisbea
deportation cases were heard today ;n
Judge W. C. Jacks' court at Douglas.
All eight defendants were present at
2 o'clock at the opening of court.
Judge Jacks ruled that it was impos
sible to proceed further until some
agreement was reached and the dead
lock broken that existed between tha
county attorney, French, and the de
fendants' attorneys concerning orderly
arrangement of the cases for trial.
Court adjourned until a compromito
was reached at 3:30 o'clock. J. o.
Walters, defendant, arrested on com
plaint sworn to by I. P. Chase, who
was recently pardoned by former Gov
ernor Hunt from the Arizona stat
penitentiary, is the complaining wit
ness in the first case, which is set fur
10 o'clock Monday morning.. In the re
maining seven defendants' cases no
action was taken and the cases wero
Attorneys for the defense are au
thority for the statement that all cli
ents will demand preliminary hearing.
"Months will be required to finish pre
liminary hearing," said Judge Jacks.
"It probably will require two days for
each' case."
County Attorney French said todav:
"I, personally, will handle these cases
from start to finish. Assistant Countv
Attorneys Roark and McKelligan wiil
handle the cases now on the superior
court docket."
MOUNT AYR, Iowa, July 11. Miss
Frances Devoe, office girl for Drs.'
J. W. and Orlow Oakley, gave damag
ing testimony today in the trial of Rov
Emerson, charged with the murder of
his mother, Mrs. Charles Emerson, aC
Mrs. Devoe testified that the moth
er's body had been found in the shaft
of an elevator in the building and that
she had noticed blood stains on the
floor, as though a bloody object had
been dragged across it. Later ths
stains were wiped up and she and Dr.
Oakley found a bloody cloth buriedj
half way down in a rubbish barret.
Emerson claims -his mother com-,
mitted suicide by jumping into the)
shaft or else fell into U. .

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