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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. April 11 The
sixty-seventh congress convened to
day with few departures from prece
dent and adjourned until tomorrow
when, at 1 o'clock a joint session will
hear President Harding deliver his
Appointment of committees to no
tify the president of the assembling
of the extra session, re-election of
Speaker Gillett and other republican
officers of the house. Introduction of
hundreds of bills and resolutions In
the house and organization affairs
were principal features of today's
session. .
The senate, organized by the re
publicans at the extra session last
month was In session only 20 min
utes. Crowds thronged the galleries.
President Harding's message tomor
row is to be the signal for the be
ginning of work. A great rush at the
house chamber for the first appear
ance of the new executive before
congress is expected. Admission is
to be by card only. '
The senate also will get down to
business tomorrow when bills and
resolutions aia to be introduced and
debate begun on the $25,000,000 Co
lombian treaty. Senator Lodge, Re
publican leader, gave notice today
that he would move for open discus
sion and make the initial speech for
ratification. The final -vote will come
April 20, under agreement.
The emergency tariff bill. Intro
duced today, is to be the house's first
business. Debate is to start Wed
nesday and leaders hope for prompt
passage. Chairman Penrose of the
senate finance committee said to
night that the bill also would be
rushed through the senate. He also
announced that the finance commit
tee would meet Wednesday to take up
Internal revenue revision.
In the opening preliminaries today
ihe overwhelming Republican ma
jorities of 22 In the senate and about
170 in the house, worked with preci
sion. Speaker Gillett was re-elected,
298 to 122, with Representative Kiteh
in. North Carolina, Democratic floor
leader, his perfunctory opponent.
Representative London, New York
only socialist member, voted "pres
ent." The Republicans also bowled
over an attempt by Representative
Tnnod. Democrat. Virginia, to Inves
tigate the electibn of Representative
p. j Bird, Republican, Kansas, who
it was alleged, spent more than ?10.
000 in his election campaign In vio
the corrupt practices act.
In the senate Republicans held off
attempts to Introduce bills and other
All house committees were organ
ized today but the senate committees
went over because a desire of the
Republicans to increase their repre
sentation on the 10 principal ones.
Pershing's Detail
Will Be Announced
Within Few Weeks
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
. WASHINGTON, April 11. General
Pershing could be assigned "to any
one of a number ofi details that
would carry with it supervisory au
thority over all training camps, Sec
retary Weeks said today in com
menting on reports that the general
might direct a, system of citizens'
training camps this summer. "Be
yond that;" he said, "I do not care to
discuss the matter." He added,
however, that he expected to make
an announcement within a week or
ten days.
The pioneers of Arizona are the guests today of
Phoenix. Following the registration at The Repub
lican office this morning and the battalion drill of
the high school cadets at the old Central Avenue
school grounds, the parade to Riverside Park will
Motor cars are to be provided in which to convey
the pioneers to the park.
peal is made to tne citizens oj rnoenix 10 oring tneir
cars to the Central School grounds this morning be
tween 9 and 9U5a. m., that there may be ample
transportation facilities.
It is expected that there will be a large gathering
nf nioneers and many motor cars ivill be needed.
Assemble at the Central
the vostoffice from 9 until
Measures Vetoed 1
By Wilson Will Be
'Reintroduced By
. The Republicans
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, April 11. Bills
designed to cover some of the more
important problems before congress
were introduced today In the house.
They Included the emergency tariff,
repeal of some war taxes, and pro
posals for neV ones, soldier bonus,
and soldier relief, federal budget,
restriction on immigration and fed
eral road building.
While the "five way" plan of vete
ran organizations for deferred com
pensation to ex-service men Became
house bill No. 1. the tax question was
foremost. Representative Longworth
of Ohio, proposed repeal of excess
profits and war profits taxation. The
suggestion was repeated by Repre
sentatives Bacharaeh of New Jersey,
and Mott, of New York, who proposed
imposition of gross sales taxes of one
per cent. The Bacharach measure
also suggested reduction of normal
income tax rates to two per cent and
application of the sur-tax to incomes
above $ 7,000 with a maximum rate of
40 per cent.
Chairman Fordney of the ways and
means committee presenting the ser
vice men's bonus proposal, which pro
vides for alternatives between cash
payment, land settlement, insurance,
vocational education and home build
ing, left out taxation proposals, but
Representative Galliyan, democrat
Massachusetts, put in a duplicate for
the bill as it passed the house last
Representative Sweet, republican,
Iowa, introduced a bill to consolidate
all boards and bureaus having to do
with soldier rehabilitation, and Rep
resentative Fess, republican, Ohio,
suggested exemption from income
taxes of all payments to veterans
undergoing vocational training.
Immigration restrictions, decided on
by the last congress in enacting a bill
limiting annual entrance of aliens to
three per cent of the total residents
of each nationality as found bv the
1910 census, was proposed bv Chair
man Johnson, of the immigration
committee. His bill duplicated that
which President Wilson gave a pocket
Representative Blanton, democrat,
Texas, whose battles with his asso
ciates in congress have attracted at
tention, suggested that congress be
reduced from 435 members to 204.
and be re-apportioned according to
the 1920 census. Other reapportidn
ment bills were produced but would
provide for holding the membership
to Its present limit. Mr.- Blanton
also proposed elimination of the
travel allowance of twenty cents a
mile for members and substituting a
payment of actual expenses, to be
maae on sworn vouchers.
Representative Young, republican,
North Dakota, introduced the emerg
ency agricultural tariir, a3 It was
passea in February. Its effective
period was fixed as six months after
enactment instead of ten as in the
vetoed measure of the last session.
Chairman Kahn of the military or
ganization committee proposed a
o. a , air corns, unoer & non
executive bureau to control military
aviation, and a separate proposal for
icuerai regulation of civilian aviation
io accompany it
Chairman Good, of th nnn-r,n-.
tion committee, introduced the fed
eral ouaget Din, another vetoed mea
Abolition of the railroad labor YnarA
and repeal of sections of the trano.
iimuauun act unaer which it operates
was proposed by Representative
Tichner, republican. Kansas. His bill
would empower the Interstate com
merce commission to perform func
tions now assigned to the toard
Texas Railway Mail
Clerks Will Carry
Arsenal In Future
FORT WORTH, Tex., April 11
Twelve hundred employes of the rail
way mail service in the eleventh dis
trict, comprising Texas. Oklahoma
Arkansas and New Mexico, will go
armed hereafter while on dutv. it was
announced today by Superintendent
Caines of Ft. Worth. This is in com
pliance with Instructions from Wash
ington. For this purpose an ap-t
Avenue grounds opposite
9:5 a. m., today.
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire ....
WASHINGTON. April 11. Presi
dent Harding's message to congress
to be delivered in person at 1 p. m.
tomorrow had not been completed
tonight, and he remained at work on
it in his study this evening.
The preparation occupied virtually
all of the chief executive's attention
today, his hope of sending to the
printer a short and quickly prepared
document being abandoned. As it
took form tonight, the manuscript
covered many questions and threat
ened to run several newspaper col
umns in length.
Besides making specific legislative
recommendations, the message is ex
pected to serve as a broad declara
tion of administration policy.
It is understood that the president
decided on such a pronouncement in
the belief it would make for a general
understanding at home and abroad,
even though some questions touched
on are not to be treated in immediate
Mr. Harding remained away from
his office today and received in his
study in the White House only a few
visitors. He wrote his manuscript in
long hand and turned it over to
stenographers several pages at a
time. At dinner time little more than
half of the document had been type
written. Tariff, taxation, the railroad situa
tion, and foreign relations are expect
ed to hold major places In the mes
sage and all are likely to be made
subjects of exhaustive discussion. It
has been indicated he would carry
definition of his attitude a step fur
ther than in his pre-inauguration
utterances and might make impor
tant announcements of policies.
One announcement forecast by of
ficials is expected to indicate a wan
ing possibility that the administra
tion will enter the Versailles league
of nations on any terms. In that
connection, Mr. Harding Is considered
certain to endorse the resolution of
peace with Germany, though it is be
lieved he will not ask hasty action
while his negotiations for a new in
ternational concert are in progress.
Repeal of the excess profits tax and
substitution of other tax schedules
by congress is to be asked, and his
recommendations for a tariff pro
gram are expected to include emer
gency measures to protect agricul
tural interests. It is understood he
will request passage of the immigra
tion and budget bills that failed In
the last congress and will suggest
legislation to co-ordinate and facili
tate soldier welfare work, and to pro
vide a system of public highway
Two constructive proposals ex
pected to be incorporated will urge
creation of a general governnent de
partment of public welfare and of a
commission to handle liquidation of
surplus property acquired by the
government during the war. It has
been indicated that in each task de
tails would be left to congress, acting
on the advice of the special commit
tee it appointed to study reorganiza
tion of the executive .department.
Wireless Phones To
Be Used By Police In
Fight On Criminals
CHICAGO, April 11. -Wireless tel
ephones are to be used by the Chicago
police in their war on crime.
A $12,000 plant is being installed
on the roof of the city hall for com
munication with rifle squads, fire
boats, fire engine houses, police sta
tions and patrol vwagons. At first
the terminals will have only receiv
ing apparatus.
William G. Keith, commissioner of
gas and electricity, who proposed the
experiment said today that he-hoped
"ultimately to have every policeman
equipped with receiving appartus,
which weighs only a few ounces."
U. S. Supreme Court
I Gives Silver King
Utah Ore Verdict
WASHINGTON. April 11. The
supreme court today affirmed the de-
cision of the district court of Utah
as to the ownership of ?-'0,000 of ore
conceded by the Silver King Mining
company in its recent litigation to
have come from under the claim oi
the Conkling Mining company.
"The only question that remains
(in the case) is whether the ore
within the respondent's lines formen
part of the Crescent Fissure vein,'
the court said.
"The circuit court of appeals made
no decision on this point but the dis
trict judge after careful oonsidera
tion was of the opinion that the ore
belonged to the vein. We see nothing
to convince ix that he ts wrong."
Donal O'Callaghan
Ordered To Leave
America By July 5
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, April 11. Un
less courts intervene, Donal
O'Callaghan, lord mayor of Cork,
who came last January as a
stowaway and without a pass
port, must depart on or before
June 5.
Orders that immigration in
spectors take O'Callaghan into
custody, should he be found in
the United States after that date,
were issued today by Secretary
of Labor Davis. It also was
disclosed that on last Wednesday,
the state department denied his
petition, contending that he was
entitled to asylum in the United
States as a political refugee.
Mayor O'Callaghan was here
today but neither he nor his at
torney, Frank P. Walsh, had any
comment to make. M. F. Doyle,
of counsel for the lord mayor an
nounced at Philadelphia, how
ever, that notice had been served
on the labor department that a
writ of habeas corpus would be
sought if effort was made to de
port the lord mayor.
"O'Callaghan will remain in
this country until he considers it
safe to return to Ireland," Mr.
Doyle said.
Viviani Asks For
Moral Solidarity
Of Allied Powers
NEW YORK. April 11. A plea for
moral solidarity among the allies in
facing post-war problems was made
by Rene Viviani, former premier of
France, in an address tonight.
"One of the greatest dangers to
day," he said, "is that Germany may
be led to think there are differences
among the allies."
His address, delivered in French,
was on the occasion of an all Amer
ican meeting under the joint auspices
of twenty-six war relief and patriotic
organizations to extend greetings to
him at the virtual termination of his
"mission of courtesy," to this country
as envoy extraordinary.
"America presents to me a double
aspect.' the speaker said, "that of
tenderness symbolized in American
womanhood which came to succor
our bleeding country during the war,
and that of virility represented by
the American soldiers."
Then, as If discussing the Amer
ican soldiers, he added:
- 'It was you " who gave German
militarism a slap in the face. And
9 was before you that Germany
knelt and begged for peace."
Speaking of France's claims for
reparations, he said:
"Some have called France Imperial
istic France, who has stood for
democracy since the idea of democracy
was first thought of; France which
has been invaded four times during
a century, in which Paris was twice
taken from our hands. Why, only a
man like Ludendorff could make such
an accusation."
. "France does not ask Germany to
pay the cost of the war " he added,
"but for reparations for damages
done in the invaded departments;
not In war operations but in wanton
destruction of lives and property.
And when we ask that, we are told
'Look at Germany.' My reply is:
'Look at France;' and besides, did
Germany look at France in 1870?
"France is resolved to make Ger
many pay."
He said he was not askintr material
aid from America in reconstruction.
All we want." he said. 'is your
love, your moral support, your un
ending affection, which has charac
terized the relations between our two
countries since your own revolution."
He reiterated his praise for the
note Secretary Hughes sent to Ger
many, reminding Germany she was
responsible for the war, and that she
should pay in reparations up to her
reasonable capacity.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON, April 11. The respective
contentions of the mine owners and
striking miners are in the hands of
the premier, who is to take them un
der advisement and meet representa
tives of the two sides In the coal dis
pute tomorrow.
The conference of the owners and
miners, with government officials
participating, met this morning, and
at the request of the premier sub-
I mitted in the afternoon statements
of their cases, which Mr. Lloyd
George has arranged to discuss with
them separately tomorrow, after
which the joint conference will be
Prospects, therefore, are favorable,
although it is too early to say that
the crisis has been averted. Mine
owners, even if they were willing to
make new wage proposals, were un
prepared with any concrete scheme
and present indications are that the
'eTce proceedines wIU be pro
An official statement announced
that the premier had preclded at the
afternoon session.
Evan Williams made a statement
of the owners' case and Frank
Hodges of the miners' case. The
premier expressed a desire to read
the statements, and it waa agreed no
report of the statements should be
published in the meantime.
It is significant that although in
recent phases of the trouble the gov
ernment has taken the attitude that
now the industry has been taken out
of government control it was a mat
ter between the mine owners and
miners, the premier presided over the
Presence of the chancellor of ex-
Father Of The Reclamation
Act Dead Had Big Part
In Launching Uf Tbalt
River Project
Benjamin Austin Fowler, father of
the reclamation act and organizer and
director of the Salt River Valley
Water Users' association, died at his
home in Long Beach, Calif., at 6:30
o'clock last evening. Death followed
a lingering illness Incident to his ad
vanced age. He was 77 years old
Dec. 4. last. The wife, Mrs. Ella
Frances Fowler, survives.
News of his death, though not
wholly unexpected, came as a distinct
shock to residents of this community,
for Mr. Fowler was held in high
esteem by all. Development of the
agricultural resources of the valley
are attributed largely to his efforts.
He. came to Phoenix in 1899 and
at once interested himself in a move
ment to secure national aid for recla
mation of arid lands. Throughout his
residence in the valley he worked un
tiringly in this direction. Broken
health, induced largely by strenuoun
labors in behalf of the valley, caused
his removal to Los Angeles about
seven or eight years ago. Since then
he has resided in or near the Cali
fornia metropolis.
Several months ago, Mr. Fowler
suffered a , breakdown. He rallied
bravely, notwithstanding his ad
vanced age. but later suffered a re
lapse and since that time his condi
tion gradually grew worse. No ar
rangements for the funeral were an
nounced last night.
Served In Civil War
Benjamin Austin Fowler, at the
time of his death perhaps the best
informed man on irrigation problems
in the United States, was born at
Stoneham, Mass., Dec. 14, 1848. After
attending the public schools of Stone
ham he became a student at the Phil
lips academy,, Anrlover. compteting
the course of studies there by gradu
ation with the class cf 1862.
Soon after his graduation from the
academy he enlisted in the Fiftieth
Massachusetts volunteer regiment
and was detailed to service with the
United States signal corps In the De
partment of the Gulf. He served un
der General Banks at Port Hudson,
La., until its surrender in July, 18G3,
and participated in practically all tht
battles in that district. In August
of me same year he was mustered out
of the service and in the succeeding
fall entered Yale university. Alter
spending two terms at the university
he was forced to leave because of Ill
ness contracted in the army, but h
was enrolled as a student again in
January. 18G3, and graduated with the
class of 1868.
Mr. Fowler then turned his atten
tion to the profession of teaching
which he followed for a year at Dan-
vers, Mass. Then for five years he
was a member of the board of edu
cation In Andover. The experience
he gained in educational pursuits was
to be of the greatest benefit to him
in later years, when he became an
expert in the development of the
Southwest and the conservation of its
Organized Water Users
From 1871 to 1S98 he gave his at
tention largely to the subscription
ana publishing business in Boston
New Tork and Chicago. In March
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chequer gave color to the reDorts that
tne government contemplates afford
ing temporary financial assistance to
meet exceptional circumstance of
poor yielding mines being unable to
attora wages to provide a decent
standard of living.
This was indicated by the premier
mis morning in his statement on the
government's position, when he said
the government was unable to grant
any permanent contribution to
maintain the industry out of taxes.
According to some unofficial re
ports the government will refuse even
this temporary assistance unless the
miners abandon their claim lor a
settlement of the wage dispute on a
"national" basis, such basis not nec
essarily meaning uniform rates of pay
in the different districts, but insur
ing a universal minimum living wage.
As it is believed the miners will in
sist on a "national" settlement, il
would seem premature to predict a
peaceful outcome of the conference.
The triple alliance tonight issued
a manifesto setting forth its case in
detail for firmly supporting the min
ers in resisting the "monstrous pro
posal of the mine owners and de
fending the standards of living of the
working class and the vital trade
union policy of national age agree
ments." The manifesto blames the premier
and the government for the trouble
and strongly protests against calling
up the reserves and the "goverft
ment's odious expedient of forming a
volunteer force as an instrument
against organized labor, whereby tilt
government lightly assumed the re
sponsibility of provoking bloodshot!
land civil war."
Phoenix Extends Hand
Of Greeting Today to
Those Who Made State
The citizens of Phoenix are extended a cordial and
hearty invitation to go to Riverside Park at U o'clock
this afternoon to meet the pioneers who are the guests
today of The Republican and of the city.
From U until 6 o'clock this afternoon a general
public reception will be held at the park and an op
portunity given to mingle with these men and women
to whom the State of Arizona, is so greatly indebted
for their remarkable achievements in braving the
dangers and overcoming the hardships of the early
days and laying the foundation' for the present great
commonwealth. t
Come and meet the pioneers from U until 6 o'clock
today. .
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, April 11. Okla
homa won in the supreme court today
the first big point in her suit with
Texas for Jurisdiction over valuable
Red river oil fields.
In an opinion, unanimous except
that Associate Justice Clark took no
part, the court held that the south
bank of the river must be taken as
the true boundary between Texas and
Oklahoma, from the southeastern
corner of the latter state to the point
where the river crosses the 100th
meridian of longitude. More than
1000 miles of boundary were fixed by
the decision.
The court based Its findings on the
treaty signed in 1819 between the
United States and Spain which con
summated the Louisiana purchase.
That document, it held, affirming its
own decision in the case of United
States vs. Texas, set the south bank
of the river as the true boundary.
Delimination of the location of the
"south bank" was postponed until
the entering of the formal decree,
which will be promulgated. It was an
nounced, .within 30 days. Until this
decree is made public those Interested
will be little better off than before
today's decision, according to. persons
familiar with the territory, as the
river is wide and shallow,
"The contention that the evidence
and arguments in the Greer county
case (United States vs. Texas) raised
no controversy as to whether the
boundary followed the mid-channel
or the south bank is not well
Associate Justice Pitney, who read
the decision, said:
"The treaty of 1819 and a mass of
historical data were before the court.
From excerpts between the secretary
of state, John Quincy Adams, and the
Spanish minister. It appears that the
question whether the boundary should
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Canadian Police
Escort Pussyfoot
Johnson To Line
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WINDSOR, Ont.. April 11. William
J. ( Pussyfoot Johnson, American
prohibition worker, abandoned an at
tempt to speak at the armory tonight
where he was scheduled to taHi in
support of the prohibition question,
soon to go before Ontario voters, and
was escorted across the border to De
troit by police officers.
No sooner had Johnson taken the
platform than he was greeted by
jeers, singing and whistling, and was
unable to make himself heard.
A number of ex-ser.viee men inter
vened but were unable to quiet the
"they're making more dry votes
than I could if I talked all night."
Johnson observed as he left.
Outside a crowd followed the lec
turer and his escort. Several missiles
were thrown, it was said, but John
son was unharmed.
Opposition to Johnson's appearance
here first developed several weeks
ago when be was denied use of the
armory. This difficulty was over
come, however, and no disturbance
had been looked for.
TOPEKA. Kans., April II. M. F,t
ter's appointment fs assistant to the
viee president in charge of transpor
tation of the Santa. Ke railroad was
, announced here today.
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, April 11. William
D. Haywood, and seventy-nine other
Industrial Workers of the World con
victed before Federal Judge Landis
at Chicago, in 1918, of attempting to
obstruct the government's prosecution
of the war, must return to prison as
the result of the refusal today of the
supreme court? to review their con
victions. Haywood, a former secretary of the
I. W. W and fourteen others were
sentenced to twenty years each and
Ined sums ranging from $20,000 to
$35,000. They and others were sent
to the federal penitentiary at LeUven
worth. Kansas, but were released on
bail bonds aggregating $..00,000 pend
ing the outcome of their appeals.
The trials resulted from a raid on
the offices and homes of members of
the I. W. W. by the department of
Justice on September, 1917. A total
of 166 men were Brought into court
on charges of violating the selective
service and - espionage acts and 97
were convicted. Some served their
sentences. In appealing to the
supreme court the men urged that
the principal evidence used against
them was illegally obtained in that
it was seized by federal Rgenta dur
ing the raid without search warrants.
Will Seek Amnesty '
CHICAGO. April 11. A request for
general amnesty will he the" next step
in the efforts to save from prison
William Haywood and his asso
ciates. This was announced today
by Otto Christenson, attorney for
Haywood. He said he would attend
the meeting to be held at Washington
April 13 at which members of the
socialist partv - intend to request
amnesty for Kugene V. Debs. and
other prisoners. The appeal for
amnesty for Haywood, he said, would
be "based on the ground that he is a
"political prisoner." . .
Federal District Attorney Clyne to
night ordered a roundup of the I. W.
W. members convicted with Hay
wood, Department of Justice aeents
were instructed to bring in all defen
dants now out on bonds that they
could locate here-
Self Confessor Of
El well , Murder Is
Released From Jail
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BUFFALO. N. T April 11. Roy
Harris was freed from custody today
after he had signed a declaration
stating his confession of complieity
in the murder of Joseph B Klwell in
New York last June wasfalse.
BERLIN, April 11. Unless the government issues a prohibition against
it, Sunday will be observed by memorial services in all the churches of
Prussia for Augusta Victoria. The National Association of German officers
has called on all members to wear mourning for four weeks "for our un
forgettable and well-beloved kaiserin and queen."
GLEN FALLS, N. Y April 11. Silas H. Paine, 76, for many years idon.
tified with the Standard Oil company, died today at Silver Bay, Lake
George, where with Mrs. Paine, he had resided since retiring from acti.e
association with the company twelve years ago.
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 11. Johnny Ray, Pittsburg, and Johnny Dundee.
New York, lightweights, boxed a draw in their ten-round bout toniaht,
according to a majority of the sport writers present.
LONDON, April 11 The Cunard Steamship company has cancelled the
sailing of the steamship Berengaria formerly the Imperator, from South
ampton, which was scheduled for April 15.
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 11. Two bandits waylayed Cashier Ff?
ney of the Texas and Pacific passenger station on Main street as he started
to the bank today, fired several shots at him, then grabbed his satcn,
containing $4,000 and escaped. . "
CHICAGO, April 11. A coroner's jury investigating the explosion in tho
warehouse of the Singer and Schaffer company, in which six persons were
killed, recommended today that William Singer and Nathan Schaffer ts
held to the grand jury on charges of manslaughter. The two proprietors,
police said, have not been apprehended.
OGDEN, Utah. April 11. Traffic on the Union Pacific east of Ogd?'-.,
which was tied up for six hours as the result of the derailment of 16 freight
cars, -was resumed this afternoon. Trains were detoured by way cf
Granger. Wyo., and McCammon, Idaho.
Entire State Joins City To
Do Honor To Citizens Of
Other Days Reunion
Begins This Morning
Welcome to the Pioneers!
Today Phoenix, and through Phpe
nix the entire state, extends the hand
of greeting to those who laid the -foundations
upon which has been
built the great state of Arizona.
From every corner of the common
wealth the pioneers have come to
this city to renew their memories of
the days of long ago and to meet'
again with those who with them made
history in the day that is gone.
Perhaps because of the fact that
Arizona is the youngest state, per
haps because the deeds of the early
arrivals here have made a deeper im
pression upon the imagination than
has been the case elsewhere, the pio
neer has taken hold of the hearts of
Arizonians in a distinctive manner.
He did not come into a land flowing
with milk and honey, but he followed
the western sun into a country of
mountain range and desert, peopled
with savages no less dangerous than
the reptiles he found warming them
selves in the sand, and filled with
dangers such as the pioneers of other
states rarely had to encounter.
Pioneers Laid Cornerstone
He was in a land that, to a great
degree, was shut out from communi
cation with the rest of the world. It
was distant from the centers of popu
lation and distribution, and he v .i
forced to rely almost wholly upon his
own exertions and his own ingenuity.
How well he made his way history
has recorded. He conquered and
drove out the savages: he made thj
mountains give up their secrets; he
reclaimed the desert and checked
the roving streams; he built cities
and railroads; he formed a code of
law that made the country safe from
the outlaw and the bad man and ha
enforced it! He assumed responsi-
bill ties which at this day seem almost
appalling, and he carried them suc
cessfully. And through it all he was
an American in thought and feeling.
The school and the printing pres
followed his footsteps into the most
remote recesses, and with them fca.
laid the cornerstone of the Arizona of
today. . .
Now, from every .part of the fr-tate
which they helped to make, theu-,
neera have come into Phoenix.,
more than six months The Res
can has been preparing a rectj
for them and they have co-ope;
with a wilL The reunion, then?
begins this .morning . ia -being i
forward to as perhaps the gi
event or its kind ever held
West. Pioneers from the vast
as there are pioneers from thet r
cattle country of the South ai4 r
mountains of the East and the f
acres of the West. They have ..
from all the legended valley hu as t
from all the rich and famous b '
and they have come to listen' . -4.
welcome extended by the entire!.
in the name of the state's large.-fr cil
and its greatest newspaper.
All City Extends Greeting
Co-operating with The Republican
in this welcome in a special manner
are the chamber of commerce and
the various clubs, which have ac
ceded to every request for assistance.
The result, therefore, is that the pre
diction that this reunion -will mark a
new epoch in the history of the sta;e
will have been borne out when "good
bye and good luck" has been said to
morrow evening.
A feature of this reunion, and one
which will have an undoubted value
not only for the present but during
all the future,, has been the collec
tion of the personal reminiscences of
the pioneers. In this work, which has
resulted in a unique and absorbingly
interesting history of .the state writ
ten by thpse who had the chief share
in its making, the pioneers have co
operated to a most gratifying extent.
This history, which will appear as a
special editior. of The Republican to
morrow morning, is not the usual

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