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OPPOSES
FRENCH PREMIER
GERMAN
INTERVENTION IN
SILESIA REVOLT
RBtANn TAKES ISSUE WITH LLOYD
GEORGE AND BLAMES GERMAN IN
TRIGUE FOR TRYING TO FORCb, Ub.
VFlCiPMENTS IN UPPER SILESIA
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PARIS. May 1. France is unal
rbly opposed to any German mill
inrv operations In Upper Silesia,
l"venwr Briand declared today.
-Never, never, could the French
government consent to German
troops entering- Upper Silesia," the
premier exclaimed to a half hundred
received at the foreign office in con-vr-quence
of Premier Lloyd George's
Teech yesterday in the British house
cf commons.
"German bands are operating in
Uprr Piiesia, maltreating . and ar
reting Poles." continued M. Briand.
-nt n the disorders in that pro-
vTK-e are produced by the Poles. The.
French government could not permit
;rman forces to intervene in such
a situation.
"I pretest with all my energy
IV false impressions being spread
Throughout the world. The French
covercnient lias fulfilled to the ut-
rmol f its power its duty in Upper
Silewia. We have 12.000 troops there
wh have to do with 100.000 insur
rents and a rising of several hundred
tho:ind persons.
"The French troops could do no
tiwre than hold the cities, the towns
arvrt the strategic points.
-If the British government would
-f,.oog troops there to help us,
'V lisorJers could be put down more
klv.
news received by the foreign
office from Upper Silesia today is
that the insurgents are going to their
Ijwmes and returning to work.
"The French government's solu
tion is that the allies should in the
first place assume a calm attitude
and instruct their commissioners in
Upper Silesia to try to reach a
unanimous agreement.
-Such an agreement," said M. Bri
and. "would not be difficult. if all
conditions excent the result of the
pl-iijMi(e were excluded. The French
government's only instructions to its
-mrr-jisioner."' he said, "were to de
VTUKti. according to the majority
pf tre ballots In the various com
munes which should go to Poland
ar.d whi-h to Germany."
At the close of his statement. Pre
mier Briand was asked regarding
txwwible mediation by the United
5l.-te.
-The United States. he replied,
"has returned without ' reserve to the
supreme council. Her voice may be
heard an I her ideas will be consid-c-red
with the greatest force."
Premier Briand, in his statement,
recounted the circumstances under
which the disturbances broke out
among the Polish miners in Upper
sr.esia. upon the rapid spread of re-
lrt that the allies had decided to
award all the mining and industrial
a? to Germany regardless of the
p-ledscUe result, the disturbances be
ing followed by a strike which soon
involved the entire industrial basin
, in much violence.
j "The French government," con
' tinned M. Briand. "protests with the
greatest energy against all mislead
ing or false statements tending to
represent It as having failed in its
duty. .
"When the documents are made
nuhlic it will be seen that it accom
plished Its task in the best possible
way." -
Turning to the question of the dis
position of Upper Sllesian territory
under the treaty or V ersailles, pre
mier Briand said:
"The treatv does not say that dif
ferent treatment should be applied
to any given region att has or has not
coal deposits. The treaty does not
say that the votes of the German
workmen are worth less than those
of the great German industrialists.
If there is a Polish majority in the
mining regions, those regions ought
not to be taken from Poland because
the majority is made up of work
men. The commission must trace
the frontier according to the vote,
taking into consideration ethnic and
economic circumstances."
Too much haste In the work of
the commission in order to have the
report ready for the London confer
ence was largely responsible for the
difficulty, in thep rentier's opinion.
"If the hiEh commissioners had had
time they would have reconciled the
different viewpoints," " went on M.
Briand. and would have reached a
common decision in conformity with
the views of the population.
"ifv Weenent desire is that the
trouble shall be settled amicably! and
that riots shall cease and work be
resumed. But there are German
hands who have insulted, molested
and arrested French officers. Order
must be imposed upon the Germans
as well as UDOn the Poles.
"The Germans are trying to force
develonments. It is possiDie inai
Germany may intervene in her turn
in i:nnr Silesia. It would be an
error upon her pan. She would pro
voke the most formidable eventuali
ties. ' . " . ',
"Frnce could not remain disin
terested and not an ally would au
thorize the. entry of German troops
into Upper Silesia."
Mine War Resumes;
4 Reported Killed
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WILLIAMSON, Va, May 14.
The battle, in the mountains,
which has raged for two days be
tween sympathizers with and op
ponents of the United Mine Work
ers in the Williamson coal dis
trict, was resumed today at Me
Carr, Ky., and Lynn, W. Va a
little village near McCarr. Firing
also was reported at Sprigg.
An unconfirmed report was re
ceived at state police headquar
ters this afternoon that four men
had been killed in fighting at
Lynn, W. Va.-
REPORT NUMBER KILLED
PIKEVILLE, Ky, May 14.
Terrific firing from both the Ken
tucky and West Virginia sides of
the Tug river along the section
that has been in a virtual state of
war for the last 48 hours was re
sumed early today, according to
reports from Pike county officers
in the trouble zone. From the
West Virginia side came word
that a number ef men whose
names had not been learned were
killed.
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Virginia-Kentucky Ohio Congressman
Tk IT ITT T .1 -
Harding's Choice
To Protect Funds
BY H. N. RICKEY
Canadian Farming
Corporation Goes
Into Receivership
r Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, May
14. H. F. McDonald of this city to
day was named receiver for the No
ble Foundation. Ltd- the largest
farmlni corporation tn Western
Canada. Among its creditors are the
Merchants' Bank of Canada. Bank
ers Trust company of New York, and
Henry Carstir.s of Seattle, "Wash.
Inabilities and assets were not
made public but it was unofficially
announced that Mr. Carstens claims
alone amounted to approximately
$300,000.
ACTRESS 1
iE MILLIONAIRE
MARRIAGES END IN DISASTER
IS BANE TO PROCESS SERVERS
CHICAGO. May 14 Peggy Joyce,,
Kne of millionaires, also is proving
herself a bane to process servers.
AH the millions of her third hus-t-and.
J. Stanley Joyce, have seem
ingly been unable to find a process
server smart enough to lure the will-o'-the-wisp
Peggy before a master of
chancery here.
Joyce's high priced lawyers are try -inc
In vain to serve on the one-time
UolUcs actress papers compelling her
jo arprar to answer questions cou-
-errung $730,000 worth of jewelry
that Jovce gave her and now wants
lack.
The suit for annulment of mar
rno which Joyce has filed is re
turnable at the June term of the Su
perior court and Pi ggy has until that
iiir.e to fill an answer.
Vs yet she has made no move to
fil hf threatened bill asking ali
mony which she intimates will be
, ossil.lv $jr..00(i a month, and some
f,T- for her attorneys, of course
- t 100.000.
. Peggy's Friends
International flavor is given to
Peggy's latest appearance in the
court's by her husbands charges that
while- on their honeymoon in Europe
was unuuiy -
in Britain anu on int-
horn he named Maurnt,
i ir.-nrv Ietellier, former
.,, .lnurnul de Parts.
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fr defamation "l i"-"-''
' . ...MHnn with
the Joce alia.r
back and
Man
..:! Tuwc- r nunc
Willie , . ,hrnt
ar,nnd the couii".'
. of the process servers
'..:'T- Lt Vnoush to hint at com.
Thrice to Court
,.,cv has captured
!hree IllllMIIM... .v. .
wouini li'
the
Ami
in the
,h. nU,T;;eS annulment proceedings j St
,V , 'vt lrcaU the state-
dlverced her second husband and
announoed that she was through for
all time with millionaires.
"Will you marry again?" she was
asked.
"Certainly." she replied. "'I know
that somewhere there is a man for
me and I will marry 14 times if nec
essary, in order to find him."
Here is the unusual "Who's Who"
of Peggy in its three matrimonial
chapters.
Chapter I .
At li. Marguerite Upton, who
hailed from the Uptons of Virginia.!
a family that traced its American I
lineage to colonial days, was atteid-j
ing exclusive Chevy Chase school for i
Girls in Washington.
l nere sue met Everett Archer, a
Denver millionaire and after a brief
courtship tfie two eloped to Mary
land and -nere married. Archie took
his youthful bride to Denver where,
six months later, she divorced him.
"I was filled full or romance and
we were happy for a wfeJS," She said.
"But being a millionaire's wife was
not all I thought it would be. and I
was bored to death. So I got my di
vorce and went home to mamma on
my 18th birthday."
Chapter 2
After her first unfortunate mar
riage Peggy returned to Washington
where a short time later she met
Sherburne Phillbrlt k Hopkins. Jr., a
wealthy lawyer. On September 1.
1913, she eloped with him. Hopkins
gave Peggy servants motor cars and
a place in Washington society.
Kut will-o'-the-wisp Peggy was
dissatisfied and two years later she
left Hopkins because she felt the call
of art and her husband objected to a
stage career for her.
Peggy went to New York. Man
agers were good to her and she
played in vaudeville, in the movies.
In two or three farces and in the
Follies.
Chapter 3
It was while Peggy was playing
in Chicago in May, 1919. that J.
Stanley Joyce was introduced to her.
GREEK LOSSES
IN ASIAFIGHT
CAUSING ALARM
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
dirts Mit 14 Reports received
here from Athens show that the dis
aster suffered by the Greek army in
Turkey caused pesBimism and alarm
among all classes or ureens.
Wben the news was received that
Vi rireek casualties had mounted
among the thousands (4,000) accord
ing to late reports, were was an un
burst of fierce criticism by the ad
herents of M. Venizelos, former pre
mier, . a gain:-1 Demetnos oounaris,
then minister of war and advisor to
the king, and since made premier, for
plunging the country into war at a
time wben ts treasury was empty,
the dynastic question unsettled, the
morale of the people low, fche cost of
life enormous, the country without a
friend among the Allied powers and
the kingdom threatened with serious
territorial losses.
They insist he had no right to em
bark on an offensive against the
Turks without he support of the
Allies and without sufficient reserve
te checkmate tne heavy losses which
were bound to follow any attempt to
dislodge an, enemy who had been
entrenching himself for- months in
the recesses of the Anatolian moun
tains. .
The Athens reports snow that the
order for mobilization was not re
ceived with enthusiasm. Indeed, it 1
was a shock to the Greek people, who
long ago reached the point of satura
tion on war and who felt that the
recent London conference had pre
cluded further military activity.
The men are going to the front in
obedience to superior authority rather
than to spontaneous patriotic ardor.
The working classes, already weighed
down with the fearful cost of life, are
asking themselves how 4.heir families
are going to fare while the breadwin
ners ate at the front. Certainly the
government has no funds to take care
of them..'
Flushed with their first victories,
which according to impartial military
observers, were secured only because
the Turks offered no resistance, the
Greeks saw Angora within easy
reacn. mere was even talk of a
march to Constantinople. Popular
sentiment urged King Constantine to
go to Smyrna at the head of his army
and Prince Andrew at the head of
the navy. There was a confident
feeling that -the Hellenic forces would
annihilate Kemal within a fortnight.
No thought apparently was given to
the question of finances. The neces
sary funds, the government assured
the people, would be forthcoming
from England r America.
But the Greek casualties have had
a sobering effect on the people. They
have been made conscious of the fact
that the Kemalist army is something
more than groups of scattered regu
lars and irregulars recruited from
villages within the zone of operations.
They now manifest feelings of deep
anxiety. If .heir army fails, they
win put me oiaine at trie uoor oi Al.
Gounaris.
408,882 Bales Of
Cotton Lint Were
Consumed in April
Police iTo Guard
Colokvnc Priest
. Oii'Aii;: Today
Republican A. P. Lapsed Wire!
. DENVER, Col., May 14. i-olice
will guard Father Michael A. Kal
makan when he celebrates 10 o'clock
mass in the Russian Orthodox Greek
church here tomorrow morning.
When the priest advances to the al
tar to begin the service he will be
escorted by Police Captain August
Hanebuth and a. squad of armed pa
trolmen who will be detailed to pro
tect him, it was announced at police
headquarters tonight.
The policemen will remain in the
church throughout the services.
Father Ka,imaken invoked the pro
tection' of the law tonight after he
said reports had reached him that a
faction in his congregation, said to
be opposed to his administration of
affairs, had threatened to use force
to prevent him from conducting his
usual Sunday morning service.
Through his attorneys Father Kai-
makan announced today that he
would file proceedings made against
persons in his parish whom he al
leges are persecuting him.
It was declared by persons in the
church said to be opposed to Father
Kaimakan .that he had tried; to sell
the church edifice, according to the
priest. Mike Kohoot, secretary of
the church, is credited with having
made the charge. A delegation oi
parishioners, headed by Kohoot, de
manded Father KaimaUan's resig
nation a few days ago.
CLUB
mm
OF
ARIZONA
0 ATTEND
T
SALT LAKE COUNCIL
RepuGTtcan A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 14 Cotton
consumed during April amounted to
i 408.822 bales of lint, and 48.096 bales
or nnters, compared with 66,14 or
lint and 30,397 of linters In April, last
year ,the census bureau announced
today.
Cotton on hand April 20, in con
suming establishments, was 1.316.015
bales of lint and 212.815 of iinters.
compared with 1,811.527 of lint and
288.842 of linters a year ago; and in
public storage and at compresses. 6,
028,631 bales of lint and 302.408 of
linters, compared with 2,978.153 of
lint and 395.129 of linters a year ago.
Imports during April were 18.731
bales, compared with 69.357 in April
of last year.
Exports during April were 819,933
bales of lint and 4.748 bales of linters
compared with 646,125 of lint and 6,
158 of linters in April of last year.
Cotton spindles active during Avril
numbered 32,535,725, compared with
34,358,668 In April of last year.
0
Club women of Arizona will attend
the Great Salt Lake Council of the
General Federation of Women's clubs
to be held in 'Salt l-ake City, Utah,
on June 13, 16 and 17. Mrs. H. A.
Guild, auditor of the general federa
tion, plans to depart for the Utah
metropolis about June 5 to attend the
board meeting prior to the conven
tion and arrange for the attendance
and entertainment of the other Ari
zona club women. Mrs. E. J. Flan
nigan of Bisbee, president of the
Arizona Federation of Women's clubs
also will be present in an official ca
pacity at this meeting.
An interesting feature of the con
vention will be the presence of Ma
dame Curie, the discoverer of radi
um, who win be one of the principal
speakers. Club women of Arizona,
in common with those of the Cnited
States, are contributing to a fund for
the purchase of radium as a gift to
Madame Curie.
Although the detailed program has
not been completed it is known that
among other prominent people who
will deliver addresses will be Dean
Byron Cummings of University of
Arizona, who will lecture on the ar
chaeology of the Cliff Dwellers. Pro.
Levi Edgar Young of the University
of Arizona, whose address will be:
"The Idealism of the West and Its
Significance to the Nation;" Mrs. T.
G. Winter, president of the G. F. W.
C; Mrs, Percy V. Pennybacktr, past
president of the G. F. W. C; Mrs.
Philip North Moore, past president
of the G. F. W. C; Mrs. Elmer Blair,
chairman of the department of pub
lic health; Mrs. John D. Sherman,
chairman of the department of ap
plied education. . .
In addition to her other duties in
connection with the convention Mrs.
Gaild will speak, at the Arizona and
New Mexico luncheon, using as her
subject: "The Woman Citizen."
The schedule of luncheons and din
ners for the entire session follows:
! June 13. Intermountain Federa-
luncheon; excursion to Saltair beach
and dinner at Saltair.
June 14. Intermountain Federation
luncheon (Nevada and Wyoming.
hostesses) ; Utah federation dinner
and reception of guests by citizens of
Utah.
June 15. Council meeting lunch
eon (Montana and Idaho, hostesses);
City federation tea; State president's
dinner.
June 16. Arizona anil New Mexico
luncheon; open house hy unaffiliated
organizations; California and other
state dinners.
June 17. Luncheon (Washington
and Oregon, hostesses); dinner, (Col
orado, hostess). Evening program:
"Building of the West."
Throughout the session there will
be a studio tea served daily at the
Newhouse hotel.
There will also be a health lunch
eon under the auspices of the public
health department and a press lunch
eon. The 1916 Past Presidents' club
Is arranging a luncheon In charge of
Mrs. E- E. Corfman of Salt Lake
and the 1912 Past Presidents' club
will also have a luncheon under the
supervision of Mrs. Homer Miller of
Des Moines.
Mrs. Elmer O. Leatherwood, chair
man of the Salt Lake City council
board, has issued the following
greetings:
"The local council board has ex
perienced real joy in planing the local
events for the Great Salt Lake Coun
cil of the General Federation. Wom
en of Utah are keenly interested and
anxiously awaiting the date when the
club women of the nation shall be
our guests. The local hoard and
committees are doing all in their
power to so arrange that you will
be comfortable and happy while in
our land of sunshine. It is our pur
pose to concentrate the activities of
the council so that we may become
better acquainted and realize that
we are daughter? of one great family.
We also desire to save vour time
WASHINGTON, May 14. Unless
Republican leaders in the house
. '-a.ace their plans. Congressman
Theodore E. Burton
of Ohio will succeed
Congressman Good
as chairman of
the appropriations
committee, when
the latter resigns
from congress, as
he proposes to do
very soon. !
Burton is the ad
administr ition's
choice for this post
and it is more than
an even chance that
.the administration
will have its way.
The chairmanship
of this committee is
one of the most
important posts in
the house at an
time. At this par
ticular time, when
euch strenuous ef
forts are being
made by both the
executive and leg
islative branches to
reduce public ex
penditures, it is one of the key posi
tions in the whole government service.
Burton has just returned to the
house after an absence of 12 years.
so that he belongs to the catagory of
new members.
I have just had a two-hour talk
with Burton in which he discussed
with the greatest frankness vital pub
lie problems. He has the keenest
possible appreciation of the necessity
of reducing government expenditures
to the lowest point consistent with
efficient service.
"It is of first importance," he said,
"that the habit of extravagance in
spending public money, which the
war caused, be changed into the habit
of economy. It is important not alone
from the standpoint of tax reduction
but also from the standpoint of an
example to the people of the country.
"Unfortunately, so large a part of
the cost of running the government
is due to past wars and preparation
for future wars, f-hat. try as hard as
we ma-, the net results of our ef
forts for economy will probably be
disappointing to the taxpayers.
''But the fact that so large a part
of our budget is outside of our con
trol, because of world . conditions,
makes ft all the more necessary that
we exercise the strictest economy
over those . expenditures that are
within our control.
"Too much emphasis cannot be put
on fact that approximately 90 per
cent of our public, expenditures come
under Uhe war head.
"It has been my conviction for
years that sooner or later the nation
must get t6gether on a policy of ar
mament limitation both because of
the terrible burden of taxation in
volved and because armament
competition inevitably leads to
war. I -wrote and spoke of this
frequently before the World War.
Every " development during the
pa.t six and a half years has made
me surer of my ground.
"This Is not pacificism, for our
policy as to armaments must be
predicated very largely on the policy
of other nations. This is particularly
true as to our naval policy. But I
cannot believe that it is either Im
possible or impradtcaUto bring about
a hard and fast agreement among the
nations to cut down these vast ex
penditures which are impoverishing
their people.
'The imperative necefsitv of doinz
this must be apparent to anv man
who is at all familiar wfth the world
financial situation. I am enough of
an optimist and have enough faith
m the honesty and common sense of
men generally to believe that this
great step forward will be taken,
sooner perhaps than now seems pos
sible." As a life-long student of financial,
economic and industrial questions,
ana particularly as the author of
mancial Crises and Periods of In
dustrial and Commercial Depression
written in 1902. Burton is recognized
as an authority bclth in this country
ami uuruaa.
He thinks that those people who
are expecting a quick business re
covery and early return of pros
perity will be disappointed. The re
covery will be slow and there must
be further liquidation in some lines
ana lower wage levels. We must do
everything possible to help Europe
get on ner reet industrially and finan
cially so that she can buy our surplus
goods, which she so badly needs, and
wmcn we so badly need to get rid of.
juaicious extension of long-time
cieuns to European buyers is a nec
essary factor.
We must face the necessity of tak
ing trom Europe increasinc- nnaii.
titles of goods and whatever changes
are made in the tariff schedules must
ie made with this in view. Broadly
speaKing, the situation does not call
lor mgner tariff excepting in certa
industries, such as dyes, etc., which
we started to devoinn i, th
and which call for special treatment
uuring aneir developing years.
.curton shares with all other men
in nign position in Washington, the
view that the chaotic condition of the
railways is one of the most, if not the
most, perplexing problem deman.iino-
government action.
Some way musH be found to reduce
freight rates in the interest of the
consuming public and at the same
time save the railways from the
Ctfl nkriint..ii , 1 . .
-wj. lunaru WHICH thev ar
Murder Of Taxicab
Driver Charged To
4 Camp Lewis Men
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
TACOMA, Wash, May 14.
Four soldiers from Camp Lewie
will appear in court Monday to
plead to charges of first degree
murder in the killing of Karl
Timbs, a taxicab driver. The
men, SergL George W. Sharp,
who says he is a half-breed
Cherokee Indian; Privates George
Filion of Windsor, OntM and
James Sparks and Carl Perrin of
Illinois have confessed, the pros
ecutor said.
According to the confession, the
men hired Timbs Sunday night to
drive them and while in the ma
chins Timbs waa killed. Sharp,
who is said to have directed the
plot, confessed that he and his
companions intended to desert
from the army. . Filion confessed
he struck Timbs on the head with
a stone and that Sharp gave
Timbs chloroform while others
held him. An autopsy revealed
that death waa caused by chloro
form. Sharp served in France with,
the Fourth division and was
trained at Camp Dodge. The
others are recent recruits,
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AURORA BOREALIS
GIVES WONDERFUL
EXHIBITION IN THE
NORTHERN SKIES
ARMENIANS FEAR
EVENT
TURKS IN
FRENCH !
DEPART
REMARKABLE NORTHERN LIGHTS DE
CLARED NEVER TO HAVE BEEN OB
SERVED IN ARIZONA BEFORE; TELE
GRAPH WIRES ARE HARD HIT
The Associated Press wires which run into The Republican
office were rendered practically 'useless last night by the aurora
borealis and as. a result the usually complats telegraph report is
sadly curtailed. .
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK. May 14 Announce
ment that the French troops would
be withdrawn from the Cilicla dis
trict of Turkey as a result of nego-
tiations with the Turkish national
ists caused a panic among the Arme
nian residents there, says Dr. J. K.
Martin, a relief worker at Aintab.
In a report sent' to the Near East
Relief. "
Dr. Martin said that most of the
Armenians were leaving that city
as fast as they could and that th
poorer people who could not afford
to leave were almost distraught with
fear. The Turks have become bolder
and more threatening since reports
of the contemplated French evac
uation were received. "
The missionary quoted a reported
boast of the Moslems that they
would rebuild the shattered mosques
and minarets with Christian skulls
and says this has not failed to have
its effect on the Armenians. - Dr.
Martin adds:
An Armenian said to me: 'We
would all of us go, calmly. Joyously,
to some desert place If only permla
i sion were aiven us. We would pre
fer to die of hunger and starvation
many times than once again fall into
the hands of the lnhumau Turks.'
"The Armenians see themselves go
imr aitain to the slaughter with not
a hand in the world raised in their
defense or a voice uttered in pro
test. The nations of the world sit
around, look on and continue to cast
lots, let we trust that in some way.
we do not know how, deliverance
will come."
The aurora borealis that myster-
ious celestial phenomenon which
reaches its greatest beauty in shim
mering curtains of electrical light in
the polar zones, paid Phoenix and a
great part of the United States an
unexpected visit last evening. The
moving curtain of light made its
appearance about 8 o'clock last eve
ning, and continued intermittently
until a late hour.
The aurora appeared In the north
ern sky, and extended from the east
ern to the western horizon. The
blaze varied continually in intensity.
and moved across the sky, or bright
ened and faded, in a continually
changing glory of light through
which the stars shoe with undimin
ished brilliancy. At times there were
three distinct lines of light, outlined
like the lower edges of draperies,
which grew brilliant and then les
sened in intensity in an ever-varying
degree of luminosity, while long
streamers of faint light the "rays"
which northern observers have de
scribed in connection with the ap
pearance of the aurora borealis
were dimly visible, extending from
the streaks of light to the zenith.
First Appearance Here
According to the oldest inhabi
tants with whom The Republican
could communicate concerning the
lights, this was Miss Aurora's first
anoearance in Arizona, and reports
from authoritative sources, including
a telegram from Milton Updegraf,
former director of the United States
naval observatory at ashlngton,
who is now living In Prescott. indi
cated that she ' had never ventured
this far south before. Her advent in
to the unusually quiet skies above
Phoenix was noted immediately and
Just as immediately The Republican
office became the focus of the great
er part of the local telephone com
pany's business, while on the street
and at the parks, or wherever peo
ple were congregated, men and worn
Armenians in London were advised
that the French troops began evac
uation of Cilicla prior to April 1.
Armenians there had appealed to the
French premier not to withdraw the
troops until an international iorce
was organized to control Turkey. It
was stated that 150.000 Armenians
had decided to abandon Cilicla.
q
and strength that yoiuuay enjoy our
rr-, n u glorious mountains iinil peautitui
I rClTTl Otritie tSreCltiS valley. Our auto committee will meet
jk r n f 'g. 1 1 you at the station and greet a on with
KJUt in IIXSS Kapital a, Western welcome. Our hotel host
Republican! A. P. Leased Wire j esses and hospitality committee will
RIGA, Letvia, May 14. A tram- make you realize how happy we are
wav strike has broken out in Petro- to h1 you as our guests. We hope
grad and a railwav strike is threat- I pa,'h stale may send a large delcga
ened, the Reval newspapers declared, j tion. Come early and stay late..'
because of the reported inability of t
the bolshevik government to fulfill !
Townley Charges
"Grain Gamblers
Prosecuting Him
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
HERRIXGTOX. Kan.. May 14
Women hecklers were numerous last
night at the debate of William Lan
ger, former attorney general of North
Dakota, and A. C. Townley, presi
dent of the National Non-partisan
league. Townley, in presenting his
version of his prosecution in Minne
sota during the war, attributed it to
"grain gamblers."
Mr. Langer asserted that "the beet
way to Judge the Non-partisan
league is to consider that four years
ago Lynn J.'Frazier was elected gov
ernor of North Dakota four to one '
while last year he was re-elected by
a majority of only 1 per cent."
"I made hundreds of speeches dur
ing the war-, fighting the fight of the
farmers against the grain gamblers
and the beef trust." said Townley.
"The government had agents taking
stenographic notes of everything I
said. The state of Minnesota had
operatives watching and listening to
everything I said. I ask you why
didn't they file on me? (Was it be
cause they were afraid of me?
'Finally, the grain gamblers found
a little two by four county attorney
in Jackson county. Minnesota, who
would work for them. He did not
say I was disloyal. All he could
charge me with was that I had con
spired with a man whom I had never
set mv eyes upon, to utter disloyal
remarks and hinder enlistments.
"I did not take the stand in ray
own defense. I would have been a,
fool to face a frame-up, such as we
set for me."
Tells Stranger He
Stole Car; Sheriff
Takes Him To Jail
" Republican A. P. Leased Wire
FORT-COLLINS, Colo., May
14 -A burst of confidence land
ed E. H. Berry in the Larimer
county jail "here yesterday.' Ber
ry, according to Sheriff Frank
Smith, stopped to pass the time
of day with him on the road ten
miles west of Berthoud yester
day morning. In the course of
he conversation he told. Sheriff
Smith that he would have to be
moving as the car he' was driv
ing had been stolen at Laramie,
Wyo, the night before.
According to Sheriff Smith,
Berry said he was heading for
New Mexico, but the sheriff per
suaded him to head for the Fort
Collins jail, where he now sits
meditating, it is believed, over
the futility of confiding secrets
to strangers.
headed.
Former Phoenix.
Man Passes Away
In El Paso Cafe
en paid their respects to- the - new
acquaintance, although the greater -number
were totally unfamiliar with
her name or nature.
Almost coincident with the begin
ning of the incessant. Jingling of the
telephone bells in the editorial rooms
of The Republican, the Associated
Press paid its compliments to the
heavenly visitor by going out of
business. Until 10:30 o'clock there
was no communication over the leaa-'
ed wire between this city and Den
ver, circuit headquarters for south
western territory! At that hoar Den
ver sent out the first two para
graphs of what started to be an in- '
teresting story- of the new 'arrlvaL
but at this point she demonstrated
her femininity by again making the '
wires as useless as a clothesline in
Russia.
Bust to Telephones
At the same time. durln- whirl,
The Republican waa beirtflr Haiti
with telephone calls. F -M. Rmit '
observer at the weather bureau of- .
nee, was navtng troubles of his vn.
Inquiries came to him from all parte
of the city and county, many believ
ing that a territic thundertsorm was
m progress north of Phoenix, al
though the Arizona skies, from bo
rizon to horizon, were clear. - -
While' the aurora borealis nmvi
instantaneously fatal, as it were, to
the telegraphic lines, it had no effect
upon the telephone system of the
valley. This is explained by the fact '
that the aurora borealis causes an
excess of static electricity In the at-
moFpnere. and the static electricity
discharges into the earth. All elec
trical instruments record what la
known "fnrotirn KoH.n," 4 v.
earth, and this "battery" affecta any
grounded electrical circuit to a cer-
Main extent. The Associated Press
lines are operated on a grounded sys
tem, and the excess static electricity
rendered their operation Impossible.
The telephone line are not ground
ed and were therefore unaffected by
the discharges.
The Associated Press trouble waa
felt as far east as Amarillo, Tex, and
was very pronounced both east and
west of Denver. The Western Union -Telegraph
company experienced con
siderable delay to commercial dis
patches, and long distance telephone
sen-ice was affected slightly.
Scientist Sands Message
The brief message which the Asso
ciated Press was able to get from
Prescott with Updegraf account of
the Aurora Borealis follows: .
"Milton UpdegraC. former ' director
of the United States naval obaerva-
tory at Washington, who is now Irv
ing here' (Prescott). tonight declared -
that he never before had Jkpown of
the Aurora' Borealis being visible at
this latitude, but-that tonight's dis
plays of light undoubtedly were due
to tne Aurora Borealis.
"Updegraf said that since the .
southern extremity of the- Borealis
was noted by him within 10 degrees of
the southern horizon, lt might hare
arisen from magnetic disturbances
at the south pole as well as at the
north pole.
"He said he noticed no unusual,
conditions of humidity at his private
laboratory here, but that late this
afternoon rain clouds had discharged
moisture which did not reach, the
earth but evaporated again at a'com
paratively low elevation above the
mountains."
The following attempt t an ex-'
planation of the Aurora Borealis is
taken from a late encyclopedia .and
seems to be as good an explanation
as any other:
What It Is
"The Intimate connection between
EL PASO. Tex.. May 14 Edward
Haas. 88. died suddenly in a restau-
.... ... . . . . i
rant here tonignt irom me cuct.is f. . .. .
hemorrhage. Among his effects ,, , .
of a
the coroner found J3.800 .in cash, 1.
500 In travelers' checks, and a draft
registration card bearing the address
711 F.ighteenth street, Denver, Colo.
A border permit card, bearing the
photograph of the deceased, showed
he had recentlv been at Calexico,
Calif.
IUSI1L
BOARD
(Continued on 1'ane 7)
! the promise of increased food rations
'. made at Hie time of the Kronstadt
i revolt.
! One report says that fur the last
j week only one-eighth of a pound of
) bread has been doled out daily to the
I population.
SYRACUSE METHODISTS MEET
PORTLAND. Ore.. May 14 The
board of bishops of the .Methodist
Kpiseopal (.-hurch in session here to
day decided to hold the next meet
ing at Syracuse. N. V.. Nov. -4 to -7.
instead of at Washington. 1). C, Oct.
26, as had been planued.
Committee Agrees
On Minor Changes
InNey) Packer Bill
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON'. Mav 14. Minor
changes in the Norris bill for federal
regulation of the meat packing indus
try, were agreed upon todav bv the
senate agriculture committee. Plans
were made to press the measure In
the senate after the navy and army
appropriation measures have been
disposed of. In revising the hill, the
I committee restored a provision ter-
niinatlng jurisdiction of the federal
trade commission over investigations
j and affairs relating to the meat busi-
ness except upon specific direction of
i congress. The commission's -poners
i would be transferred to the proposed
j livestock commissioner under the
department of agriculture.
ACT HELD ILLEGAL
In a decision handed down yester-
i day. Judge Stanford ordered made
permanent the temporary injunction
j restraining the new Industrial com
Haas was a recent visitor in Phoe
nix, leaving here about two weeks
ago after a stay of two months. He
was a sufferer from tuberculosis, but
the seriousness of his condition was
never shown in his personal manner.
When he left here Haas had a two
and a half carat diamond ring valued
at about $3,000. which is not men
tioned in the dispatch telling of hs
death.
He is survived by his wife, living
at the Denver address given on the
draft registration Card found on the
body.
o
Belfast Riots Give
Officials Fear Of
Election Trouble
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BKLFAST. Ireland. May 14. Kiots
between Nationalists and Unionists
this morning, although quelled by
police, have given rise to the fear
here that, with the rising tide of po-
serlous trouble may be
brewing for the election period. Af
ter withdrawal of the curfew guard
this morning, a Nationalist crowd In
vaded the Vnionisjt area In York
street and threw stones. A fierce
mission from exercising any of its
a j. ..,.. ..... I '
... i.;n V.. n.kih ....... ....1 i, !
and enjoining the state auditor andi
treasurer from issuing and paying'
any warrants for the commission. At i
the same time Judge Stanford held!
tnat sunsinuie senate otu .no. sa was;t resulted.
unconstitutional. Two "nourB ater the trouble
The suit was brought by .T. I.. Cris- revived. Revolvers were used
man and was served on the Indus- without serious results,
trial board on Saturday. April 16. a. The third disturbance ...cut red
few minutes after it had met for the ; after ai d as shiiard workers were
first time. The members of the com- proceeding to the" yards on the An- :.
I mission were appointed two days pri-: trim side of the Lagan river. A R:nig
or to the meeting by Gov. Thomas E-jof armed men attacked them' wi tn jo- j
' Campbell. 1 volvers and stones. i
was
but
ism of the earth is shown by various
racts. During the occurrence of the
phenomenon the magnetic needle ap
pears very much disturbed, some
times deviating several degrees from
Its normal position, and appearing to
be most affected when the Aurora Is
brightest: and this oscillation is fre
quently perceived far beyond the dis
trict where the Aurora is seen. The
vertex, likewise, of the .luminous
arch is almost always found to be, in
or very near the magnetic meridian,
and the boreal crown has Its seat In
a prolongation of the freely suspend
ed needle. There seems, moreover,
to be a connection between tVi mag
netic poles of the earth in regard to
the aurora, for, so far as has been
ascertained, the metero occurs simul
taneously at both. The Aurora Bo
realis appears to be an electrical dis
charge connected with electrical dis
turbance." Too Much Fruit on Wire
DENVER. Colo.. May 14. Aurora
Borealis. alias earth currents, alias
statls, held up the little ions which
carry out the telegraph signals over
the wires In the Rocky Mountain n-
i gion toniKni anu roooea inetn di ev
erything they possessed in the shape
of coherent Interpretation. In con
sequence no messages had been sent
out ef Denver up to a late hour. The
commercial lines as well as the news
paper leased wires were affected.
Scientists have various ways of ex
plaining the strange condition thst
settles on telegraph and telephone
wires throughout the country at dif
ferent seasons of the year. The Au
rora frequently is accompanied by
phantom wisps of light in the north
ern sky. as it was in Colorado to
niiilit. T-lr.ipli operators. s well as
s.-i, n' is; Imif a way of their own
uf explaining the phantom.
"Too much fruit on the wire," thy
su v.
"How's that?''
"EarUi currants, you ses."

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