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VOL. XLUI NO. 1M3.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1014 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
BANK ADVANCES THE
MONEY DEMANGEQ BY
ENGLAND OF HAYT
National Institution Digs Up $62,
000, Amount of Indemnity
Claimed by Subject-
HIS SAWMILL WAS DESTROYED
Property of Peters Burned During
the Lecontc Revolution.
AN ULTIMATUM IS PRESENTED
.London Diplomatic Representative
Takes a Drastic Step.
SRUISER SUPPORTS THE ACTION
"War Vessel of a rent llrltntn nt Port
na Prince Ilnck Un IJemnnil
MbiIc of the Inland Hr
pnlillc. PORT AU PRINCE. Haiti. May 6. Tho
National bank tonight advanced the
Haltlen government G2,000, the amount
of the Indemnity callmrd by Mr. Peters,
a British subject whose sawmill had
been destroyed by flro during the Tc
eonto revolution. The payment had been
demanded today In an ultimatum from
the British diplomatic representative.
The Haltlen congress this afternoon au
thorized the government to treat with
the British diplomatic representative and
to open a credit for tho payment of that
The British diplomatic representative lit
Port Au Prince today delivered an ulti
matum to the Haltlen government de
manding the Immediate payment of an
Indemnity of 2,000 to a British subject
in compensation for tho destruction by
flro at hla sawmill during the Leconte
revolution. The ultimatum expires at
6 o'clock this evening.
The British demand is supported by
the presence here of the British cruiser
Suffolk. The payment of this sum of
money had previously been ordered by a
court of arbitration.
Immediately after the presentation of
the British demands the members of the
Chamber of Deputies and the senate met
In Joint session. Tho deliberations were
marked by great excitement. Senator
Cauvin bitterly reproached the cabinet
for not being able to meet the situation.
There are no funds In hand with which
to make the payment demanded.
After a futile discussion congress de
cided to go Into separate session in or
der to permit the deputies and the sena
tors to discuss the matter Independently.
. . ' , . Near Saltillo
EL PASO, Tex.. May 6. General Pablo
Gonzales, the rebel' commander, who cap
tured Monterey, met and defeated a
strong force of federals near Satlllo,
May. 4, according to a message received
terotoday by Rafael Musqulz, rebel
oipsUl," here The message was routed
' from Monterey, via Matamofos and
' Brownsville to El Paso.
Union officials against
strike in ohio andindiana
TKRRB HAURE, Ind.. May 6. William
Falrley, Alabama; John Moran, Iowa, and
Frank Frampton, Missouri, of the inter
national executive board of the United
Wine Workers of America, which Is
meeting In Indianapolis, addressed the
Indiana miners here today, The board
members urged the miners not to go on
strike at this time.
A resolution calling on President Wil
son to bring about tho settlement of the
Colorado strike and urging the purchase
of the coal mines of that state by the
government, was adopted today.
JlaTal Tnc necoTered from Ice.
CURLING, N. F May 6. The United
States naval tug Potomac, which was
abandoned In the Ice floes of the Gulf
of St. Lawrence, during the winter, was
remanned today by Its engineer, the
United States consular agent and a party
of New Foundlanders. It Is expected the
vessel will be brought to port safely.
Foreoast till 7 p. m. Thursday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair, not much chango In temperature.
Temperature nt Oniaua Yesterday.
C a. m 4S
6 a. m..... W
7 a. m 50
8 a. m 53
9 a. m 50
10 a. m tS
11 a. m W
i: m OS
Temperature nt Omn-iit e.,eruny.
ComsnntlTe Local Ilecora.
mi. 1818.1911 1911. although any boarding l-rty approach-
f 55 g g S1" lnT. WU, " of
'JS 5? tho federal trenches.
t . vMUmnv.
XXjncev -"----- '- fji r. CI t
Mean temperature... y-
tures from the normal;
eflciency for the day...... -
Total excess since (March 1
Norroal precipitation U. nch
Deficiency for the day.......... " nch
Total rainfall since March 1... 4.W Inalics
Deficiency since .narun ""
Kmh for cor. period. 1SH3....-S.W Ipphca
Deficiency for cor. period, mi. '.Winch
Reports from Station, nt 7 I M.
Station and State To'pip. High- Italn-
of veaner. v- "i. uu.
Davenport, clear .....
iJenver, prny wiwu7 v
IDes Moines, cloudy 2
Dodge City, uloar
Lander, partly cloudy
North Platte, clear 60
Omaha, parti,- clou,y a
Wld City, cloudy
Salt Lake, clear 70
Santa Vt, cloudy p
Sheridan, clear 6
7loux City, pt cloudy ....
Valentine, clear W
X Indicates trace ot precipuauon.
U A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
OMAHA B0YSARE HONORED
Three at University of Nebraska
Selected to Innocents.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHOICE
Annnnl Ivy Dny Kxerclnes nt Lin
coln Mm Stircesafnl of Years,
Ueaplte the Unfavorable
(From a Staff Correspondents
LINCOLN, Neb., May 6.-(Speclal Tele
grnm). Three Omaha boys wore Included
In the list or tho thirteen most prominent
Junior In the itate university, announce
ment of thrlr election to Innocents he
mcnt of their elrctlon to Innocents he
lm: mnclo til's afternoon at the Rimilal
Ivy day exorcises. The election to the
Innocents, the senior society. Is supposed
to represent the highest honor attalnnhle
at the nnlvcrrlty. Following Is the list
of members elected:
Silas Hryan. 1ncoln.
ItiiHsell Clark. South Omahn.
Carl Ganz, Dunbar.
Homer Hewitt, IJrewslcr.
AVarren Howard, Omaha.
Ralph Perkins, Lincoln.
Ralph Northrup, Onmhit.
Herbert Reese, Randolph.
Oscar S. Jorgcn, Lincoln.
Phillip Southwlck, Lincoln.
Cloyd Stewart. Lincoln.
Otto Ziimwlnkel. Utlca.
In Bplte of cloudy, chilly weather the
nnnual Ivy day exercises were the most
successful of yeara. An added feature,
the selection of a May queen, attracted
unumial attention. Miss Gladys Runt of
Fremont, a senior, and a member of tho
Delta Gamma sorority, was crowned the
May quoen, with all of pomp and cere
mony of old.
The May pole dance was, given by fif
teen senior girls, the class poem was read
by Miss Aurel M. Murtey of Lincoln,
and the Ivy day oration by George Lee
Basyo of Alliance ended tho morning
In the afternoon a picnic was held at
the Epworth park grounds with the an
nouncement of Innocents and members of
the Black Masque featuring. The Black
(Masque Is the senior girts society cor
responding to the Innocents. Following
are the members elected to that organ
ization: Louise Bcdwell, Omaha
Esther Rennet, Lincoln.
Lorena Ulxby, Lincoln.
Flo Boyles, Alvo.
Marguerite Farley, Bancroft.
Ethel Hills. Logan, la.
Genevieve Lowry, Lincoln.
Edith Robblns, Lincoln.
Gertrude Scribner, Lincoln.
Mabel Stem, Grand Island.
Freda Stuff, Lincoln.
Helon Thomas, Tckamah.
Gladys Welt, Lincoln.
Wilson's Policy as
Weak and Uncertain
WASHINGTON, May .-That all na
Hons wlllknow tliat.-thfi. repalof the
Panama lotfsexernptlon law will be. dona,
to "purchase "immunity for a continuation
of. watchful waiting In. Mexico," '.v,is
Charged In-the, senate today by Senator
Bradley of Kentucky, opposing 'the repeat
"If the United States is lacking in In
fluence or standing today," said he, "it Is
not on account of tho tolls question, but
because of its weak, vacillating and un
certain policy of 'watchful waiting' with
Mexico. If we abandon our sovereignty
over the canal to Great Britain, all ther
nations will know we are doing It with
tho purpose of purchasing Immunity for
a continuation of our 'watchful waiting1
policy, under which we accomplish noth
ing, and under which there can bo no
"I agree that the president has been
actuated by an honeBt endeavor to pro
cure peace and a constitutional govern
ment in Mexico. The trouble, however,
Is that his Ideals are too exalted to be
realized. There Is too much Ignorano.
too much of Insatiable ambition, too
much rapine, too much of butchery. Toil
might as well try to establish a Sunday
school In hell as real constitutional gov
ernment In Mexico, by Mexicans."
Senator Bradley declared that the presi
dent's message asking for the repeal was
"nothing short of an Insult to the mem
bers of congress, who voted for the pres
Federal Gunboat Is
Hard Aground Near
DOUGLAS, Ariz., May 6. A telegram
from General Obregon. constitutionalist
commander at Guaymas, received today
by Jorge U, Orozco, declared that while
maneuvering near Mazatlan Sunday, the
federal gunboat Morclos ran hard aground
on an unchartered Island near Uries. The
vestel, General Obregon said, was but IM
meters from the constitutionalist shore
ptfltlon" an J about 000 meters from tho
federal entrenchments. General Obregon
! lilmeelf discovered the predicament on
5 p, m wi the vessel wnuo reconnoitering and im-
P m mediately ordered rifle and artillery fire
6 p.' m.'.'!!"!!!"'"K (directed at the vessel. The fire continued
6 p". m'.!!!!"!!.!...M Mocday night and Tuesday morning,
" p. jS'wi'en the guns on board the vessel were
8 p. rn...... l.ttpnred. General Obregon said ho honed
finllounca . takln of the VM.., .
-.. , .. J
CUSTOMS COURT SAYS
SARDINES ARE HERRING
NEW TORK. May 6. In a test caso
brought by a firm of New Tork Im
porters, the 1'nlted States court "f
i-usioms npprais u ueciueo aaru.nca
jare herring and as such must hereafter
classified for larur purposes. ine
decision will dispose of may cases which
. nave uecn suspenuea on me cuienaar
."..rtl Um Ima. nt f.nnrfi1 nnmla.n
T I House llurned
WJ YANKTON. S. D..
May 6. Special.)
I The rural homo of Ted Dlneen, on tho
Utf J Walshtown road, was destroyed by fire
) I Tuesday afternoon. In a high wind. The
house, an old one and dry, burned with
.01 I sum rapiuuv mat nine was saved, .v
.(Ojnew piano was amongst the effects de
?f!stroyed. A defective kitchen chimney
v I was tho cause of the blaze. The loss
Is about t:,000, partially Insured.
State Convention Held in Hastings
in Their Hands During Day's
CONVENTION PICKS COMMITTEE
Credentials Body is Seleoted After
VOTE SIXTY-TWO TO FIFTY-TWO
Head Consul Talbot and Others Maka
Bitter Talks. H
NAME DELEGATES DURING NIG
Motion tiy Olierrfliler to Che;
Th cm lij Dlntrlct Ruled O
After Jit or in Session nt
HASTINGS. Neb.. May 6.-3
Telegram.) The Insurgents wonTW
blood in the triennial state convention of
the Modern Woodmen of America today,
naming the credential committee - by a
majority of ten votes.
The first gun of the battle was fired
I y Tom Allen of Lincoln, standpatter, In
a motion to have each district name a
member of the credentials committee.
M. L. Corey of Clay Center. Insurgent,
moved as a substitute that W. T. York,
first district; Charles Brown, second: A.
M, Anderson, third; C. I Browser,
fourth; Dr. J. K. Ungland, fifth; A. S.
Moon, sixth, bo named by the convention
at large ns committee on credentials.
A hot debate followed, in which Allen
charged the Insurgents wltli using steam
roller methods. Corey, replying, said tho
Insurgents had been taught how to use
the steam roller by the administration In
the Chicago head camp. He aald tho In
surgents were In the majority and pro
posed to control the convention.
Tho Insurgent substitute motion carried
by a vote of sixty-two to fifty-two,
whereupon the convention adjourned to
Insurgents Win In Committee.
Tho fight over the credentials commit
tee report consumed the entire afternoon
The Insurgents yielded on contest from
Arthur county and seated a standpatter,
but the standpat delegation from Cass
county was excluded and tho Insurgents
wero seated. It appearing that they had
been chosen by thirty-four of of forty
eight delegates, while the standpatters
wore chosen by the minority of fourteen.
After much skirmishing and a debate
which grow In Intensity, tho insurgent
credentials committee was adopted by a
vote 6f 71 to 38.
J, c. Elliott ot west i-oini. was men gABLE ISLAND, N. S May 6.-Captaln
elected state- consuUajid A. II. MurdocUIMcDoMid-nd. thirteen, memb.m.ol tho
it Omaha 'was elected" .clef R, both for
three years. . -
More acrimonous was the debate fol
lowing a resolution by Joseph Obcrfelder
of Sidney for the election of head cnP,by th(j 8tat(m hfn wly today
resolution was objected to under a point
of order that the Woodmen by-laws re
quired selection by convention. Head
Consul A. R. Talbot made an Impassioned
appeal to support the Oberfelder resolu
tion, nnd In reply was attacked by M. L.
Corey of Clay Center. The debato car
ried, the afternoon session until after 7
Claim Majority for Talbot,
During the afternoon Tom Allen of
Lancaster said Talbot had received mes
sages showing that the administration
had been endorsed by the camps ot Mich
lean, New York, Tennessee, North Caro
lina, Indiana, Ohio, Arkansas, Maryland,
Kentucky, Oklahoma, New uiexlco, Del
aware, District' of Columbia, Arizona,
Virginia, Alabama, Oregon, Vermont,
Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Sas
katchewan. Kansas, Alberta, Maine, New
Jersey, Colorado, British Columbia, Penn
Joe Oberfelder said the returns already
received gave Talbot a majority ot seventy-five
In the Toledo head camp. This
claim was disputed by th Insurgents,
and the national Insurgent chairman, J.
V. Beghtol, waved a bundle of telegrams
which he said would show that many of
these states and districts were not for
The Oberfelder resolution was declared
out of order, and at 7:15 the convention
adjourned for an hour, when another res
olution of the same Import by Tom Allen
was to be taken up.
Iteenlara Holt In Iowa.
CEDAIl RAPIDS, la., May 6. The war
ring factions In the Iowa state camp ot
tho Modern Woodmen of America got to
gether long enough in the opening ses
sion here today to permit the appoint
ment ot a credentials committee, and to
listen to soveral addresses.
The "regulars" bolted this afternoon,
leaving the convention to the "Insur
Marie Gans Given
Sixty Days in "Works"!
NJSW YORK, May C. -Marie Ganz. the
Industrial Worker of the World speaker.
ho ropt,atiIy ,hreauned John !.-
I Rockefeller, Jr. ith bodily harm be-
.. u ,.,, , i
cause ho refused to Interfern In the
Colorado coal strike, was sentenced to
doy to serve sixty days In the wrrkhouse
at niackwcll's Island.
Denver Hotel Man Is
Perhaps Fatally Shot
DENVEH. Cola., May fi.-L. f Nlco'-
demus, proprietor of the Savoy hotel,
was shot and probably fatally wounded
late today by Colonel James C. Bulger,
soldier ot fortune. The vhootlng occurred
In the hotel lobby following a iuariel.
Four bullets penetrated Nlcodcmus' body.
Bulger was arrested.
ENGLISH HOUSE OF LORDS
DEFEATS SUFFRAGE BILL
I.O.NDON. May 6. The Hous of ords
tonight rejected the woman's sum-age bill
by a vote of 1W to 60.
tIF w - U T
SBIBnWi I . Wt 'Vli .J 1111 XYVI II IVf III II J V-
Drawn for The Ue tiy rowelu
SAILORS PICKED UP AT SEA
Twenty-Seven Men from Burning
Steamer Are bayed-
NINETEEN ARE STILL MISSING
Vessel Watch Was Destroyed Off
Cnpe Snble Is the Freighter
Colnmbln. of the I.ry
crew of the British steamer Columbian,
burned at sea, were saved by the steamer
Manhattan. A wireless dispatch to this
effect was received from the Manhattan
The Columbian was owned by the Ley
lond line, -but was chartered to the
Phoentx line for a voyage from Antwerp
to New York. It carried no passengers.
The Manhattan", bound from New York
for Antwerp, had been near the scene of
the burning of tho Columbian for some
hours and was known to be searching
for boats containing members of the
Columbian's crew. Its success was an
nounced In the following message:
"Manhattan picked up one boat of Co
lumbian, captain and thirteen others.
One engineer killed In explosion and one
man drowned leaving. Tho Manhattan
still searching for other boats."
The rescue, It was added, was mada
early this morning in 11.19 north latitude
and K.33 west longitude.
Yesterday tho Cuniird liner Franconla
picked up ono of the Columbian's boats
containing thirteen men and the body of
Chief Steward Matthews, so that twenty
seven In all have been rescued alive. The
other missing boat, for which the Man
hattan and other steamers are still
searching, contains the first and second
officers and seventeen men.
The steamer Columbian, bound from
VVntwerp for New York, caught fire at
sea Sunday night. According to the wire
Icsb advices from the Franconla, which
rescued the first boat of survivors, tha
flames spread quickly and wero followed
by explosions which necessitated th
hatty abandoning of the steamer by th
crew. The men got away In three boats,
but In ihclr rush were Illy prepared for
a battle with the seas In open boats. The
first survivors whon picked up had been
adrift for thirty-six hours and suffered
severely. Captain McDonald's boat,
ploked up early today by the Manhattan,
was adrift for more than fifty hours be
fore help reached them.
Accused of Wasting
Estate of Client
NEW TOnK, May 6.-George W. Young,
banker and husband of Mme. Lillian
Nordloa, wasted the estate of the late
Marl' Adelaide Yerkrs, widow of Charles
T. Yerkes, the traction man, according
to allegations made In a suit tiled today
to have Young removed as rltorney In
fact for Mrs. Yerkes. The plaintiffs are
Mrs. Anna Hurlock Sims, sister ot Mrs.
Yerkes; Charles Sims, husband of Mrs.
Sims, and M. R. Bocklus, all executors
of the Yerkes estate. An accounting Is
Mr. Young denies the charges and says
he consented to act for Mrs. Yerkes
only after he had been repeatedly Im
portuned to do so by hor friends.
Goes to Canton, 0,
WASHINGTON, May 6.-o.4,clal Wash
Ington discovered today that Secretary
Daniels of the. Navy department had laid
aside the Mexican situation tomporartty
and quietly slipped out of town. The
secretary left behind war plans and the
tumors of war, to help the Young Men's
Christian association ot Canton, O., raise
a IS00.009 fund for a new building. He will
return to Washington tomorrow morning.
The Day of the Dandelion
PHILADELPHIA, Ta., May .-Orders
for 100,000 three-Inch shrapnel shells were
received last night at tho Frankford ar
scnel in this city, from Secretary Gar
rison of the War department. Colonel
George Montgomery. In command at the
arsenal, said this was one of the larg
est orders ver received and that whlls
ho liad..bn(j5lven untll-June,J3lv.to, mi
It, he expected to complete the order
before that date. He Issued a call for
ISO skilled workmen In addition to thi
1,200 already employed and the- plant will
run twentyfour hours a day, the men
working In eight-hour shifts.
Polyglot Crowd is Urged to Surren
der All Arms.
WILL DISARM THE GUARDS
Army Officer 9ny Not Een Sheriff
and Policemen of Trinidad Will
He Allowed to Cnrry
TRINIDAD, Col., May 6.-Earnestly
pleading with a hetrogenous group of
nationalities, only a small percentage of
whom could understand his sharply
spoken English words, Major W. Hoi
brook, of th Fifth United States cav
alry, today urged 200 strikers In mass
meeting at Camp San Rafael to deliver
over their arms and ammunition to the
United States authorities. After he had
gone the group divided to allotted por
tions of Uie camp, where they hoard In
terpreters repeat, In some form, the re
marks of Major Holbrook,
Th matter of disarmament, It was an
nounced by William Diamond, union
leader, would not be put to a referendum
vote of the miners, but would be left to
the Inclination of the Individual strikers,
who, ho declared, owned the weapons in
Will Disarm Everybody.
Major Holbrook .Informed the strikers
that the proclamation for disarmament
Included everybody, except those In
actual service ot the United States. He
said even the sheriff and police ot Trin
idad would not bo allowed to carry
weapons of any sort.
Major Holbrook, speaking for colonel
James I.ockett, In command of the troops
In this section of Colorado, promised the
strikers that the mine guards would be
disarmed first ot all within the next two
or three days and then the United States
would call upon the strikers to give up
their arms. Upon mention of disarma
ment of the mine guards, the strikers,
led by the English speaking ones, ap
plauded vigorously and begsn to pay
closer attention to the major.
Bareheaded, dressed in his khaki uni
form and supported by his staff, Major
Holbrook made every effort to drive hi
remarks home to the strikers. He spoke
of the power of the United States and Its
beneflclence. And of those to whom he
spoke, probably one-third wer citlsens of
Miners Dlamed for Htetnhoff'a Death
BOULDER, Colo., May 6. Th cor
oner's JUry today returned a verdict hold
ing the strikers responsible for th death
of Teter BteJnhoff, who died a few days
ago as a result of wounds received dur
ing the Hecla battle at Louisville.
FRENCH AVIATOR IS
KILLED IN MOROCCO
RABAT, Morocco, May 6. Lieutenant
Saint Lague was killed and Plqnerr
Bonnereau received slight Injuries when
a French army aeroplane today capsized
and fell from a height of 1,200 feet. The
aviators wern returning from a long
scouting expedition over country occupied
by hoitllo Moors,
COUNCIL OF WOMEN IN ROW
Attempt Made to Depose Countess
MRS. SEWALL HANDS OUT BOOK
American Delennte from Mntne
Heads Insurgent Movement
President MskM In
ROME. May C-The. second day's meet-
Inn- "at "tHoTfiternattonal ' Council " Of
women, How bolng held In Rome, Under
tho presidency of tho- countess ot Aber
deen, developed an effort to deposo tho
countess from this position, which Sho
had held for twenty years
Mrs. May Wright Sowall, an American
delegate from Maine, distributed to tho
dclcgatos a book entitled "the Genesis
of the International Council ot Women,"
which woa the subject ot heated discus
slon at the morning session. Tha pur
poso of the book It was doclared was to
bring about the removal ot tho countess
from the presidency of the organization.
The countess did not refer to this fac
tional disturbance In her Inaugural ad
dress. Slio laid particularly emphasis on
the Impetus obtained by the woman's
movement throughout tha world,
"Women," sold tho countess, "being truo
to the golden rule, comprehend the needs
of humanity better than men. Th wider
Interpretation of the golden rule means
that charity, Instead of limiting Its ac
tivity to the giving of alms, could under
take the preventing of crime, pauperism
and degeneracy and the raising of the
submerged classes to a condition of self
respect. The care of the sick should go
beyond the present day limitations and
enter tho field of preventing disease and
promoting the health of body, mind and
"The sessions of the council held In
America will be ever memorable to thoso
who experienced the warmth ot th re.
ceptlon by their sisters on the American
continent. The American meetings gave
us all a new understanding ot tha real
significance of tho International Council
More to 3el Peace Prise Money.
At the mooning session of the standing
committee on peace, Mrs. Seawall pro
posed that the council endorse a move
ment to secure the Noble peace prize this
year for the late W. T. Stead, the fund
to be used for tho benefit of working
women all over the world. This proposal
passed by a large majority,
Tho Osservatore Romano, the organ of
the Vatican, discussing tho congress to
day, expressed opposition to some ot the
aims of tho women, especially the pro
posal to give the wife identical rights
with the husband In the family. It says
this Idea Is subversive to family order,
Man Killed in Auto
Upset at Sac City
SAC CITY, la.. May .-(Speclal Tel
gram.) August Ruschke, a farmer living
southeast of Sao City, was instantly
killed last night when the automobile he
was driving struck the railing of a brldga
a mile south of the city and turned turtle
Into the ravine. John Dobourg and a
man namrd Hlgglns, who were In the
car, escaped with minor injuries. It Is
understood the car was going about
thirty miles an hour.
Wife of Diplomat is
Impaled on Fence
NEW YORK, May 6. Mrs. Louis
Etchageray, wife of Louis Etchageray,
Mexican minister to Costa Rica, fell from
a window on the fifth floor of an apart
ment house In" One Hundred and Twenty
first street today and was Impaled on a
picket fence In front of the building.
She was rushed to a hospital, where she
died. Ht husband Is now In Costa Rica.
TO WASTE NO MORE
TIME DN CARRANZA
South American Envoys Make An
nouncement After Conference
with Secretary Bryan.
REPARING TO GO TO CANADA
Further Negotiations Will Be Con
ducted on British Soil.
FUNST0N MAY EXTEND LINES
General Given Authority to Use His
Discretion in Matter.
flUERTA FEARS ZAPATISTAS
Home Inil lent Inn thnt He Cnnnnt De
limit Upon Army lo Defend
the City If They Shnnld
WASHINGTON, May C Media
tion In tho Mexican crisis will pro
ceod without representation from
tho constitutionalist forces In tho
rovolutlon-torn republic. This
definite announcement was made to
day by one ot the South American
envoys atter the mediators had con
ferred at tho Stato department with
That Carranza might change hin
mind and ovcntually come Into tho
mediation conferences, which now
will proceed on Canadian soil, orer
the dlfforonces between the United
States and the Huerta government
was considered doubtful by the
"Carranra Is a strong man nnd not
likely to readily chango his mind like a
woman." Was tho characterization given
the constitutionalist chieftain by one of
Secretary Rryan reiterated his state
ment that this government Jiad not yet
outlined any basis on which It would
mediate and that thus far the United
Btatos merely had accepted the good of
fices of tha South American envoys.
When tho United States would name the
delegates to advlao with the mediators
was not made known.
The South American mediators were
perfecting plans today for removal ot
the conference to Niagara Falls, Canada.
on May 18. Telegrams were sent to n
leading hotel there, now closed, asking
It Its opening would be advanced so as
to accommodate them. It this l arranged
headrjUaj-ters will .be established -thr;
otherwise at another hotel or private cot
tage, for which negotiations are under
Go to Cnnada Next AVeek.
The mediators will loave here Thursday.
May 14, to arrange preliminaries for their
opening an tho following Monday, th
party Including secretaries, stenographers
and other officials will number about
fifteen, not Including the United' States
and Huerta delegates and those ot Car
ranza, should he finally come Into tho
The envoys continued theln sessions to
day, expecting to advance on various
branohes of the work, pending the open
ing ot tho conference at Niagara Falls.
Bocrotary Lane was an early caller at
tho Argentine legation, where the nego
tiations are proceeding. Ho would say
nothing ot his visit, but It was recalled
that tho president had consulted him and
Secretary Bryan on phases ot the media
tion and tho names of American dele
gates. It was authorltlvely stated the report
that tho mediators were trying to get
Carranza to reconsldor his attitude and
come Into conference were not correct
Their position Is that It Carranza comes
back voluntarily, well and good', they
will bo glad to have the scope of media
tion thus enlarged.
Fnnston May Extend Lines,
Few dispatches were received from
Vera Cruz lv tho War department, b it
General Funston had foamally been
authorized to extend his lines about Vera
Cms as far as ho deemed it necessary to
afford proper protection to the city. It
was explained that changes In th placing
ot tha American troops would not Ineludt'
any movement that could be considered
as an advance from Vera Cruz.
General Funston reported that he nad
no definite Information regarding concen
tration of Mexican troops except movn
menta mad to defend the railroad lines
leading to Mexico City.
Huerta Fears Zapata.
Persistent reports from Tamplco of
preparations for a declslYo conflict be
tween the constitutionalists and federal
ists attracted attention ot the American
officers here and at Vera Cruz, and re
ports from Mexico City continue to pour
in from matrr sources that Hucrta's post
tlon la growing worse.
Irv. diplomatic circles dispatches have
been received stating that fear of an at
(Continued on Fag Two.)
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