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THE WEATHER
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VOL. XLUI NO. 261.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1914. FOURTEEN PAGES.
On Trains and at
Hots! Ksws Stands. SV
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TaR.ANDWILSONJOKE
ABOUTTHECOLONEL'S
SDUTH1RMER1CAN RIVER
President and Predecessor, Once Re
moved, Ignore Political Sub
jects in Talk.
NO MENTION OF THE CANAL
Meeting of Big Chiefs Lasts for More
Than Half an Hour.
SPEAKS TO GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Teddy Cheered by Several Thousand
as He Leaves White House.
PENNSY FIRST WAR SCENE
Kormnl Cnmpalgn of Roosevelt Will
Hp Opcnivl In Quaker State, lie
Milken It Known While
In Phlladelnhlii.
WASHINGTON, May 26.-Colonel
Roosevelt and Ills party arrived here at
3:20 o'clock. They were met by officers
of tho National Geographic- society ami
the colonel Marled on his program which
included a visit to the (Smithsonian Insti
tution, a call at tho White House, a visit
with Senator Lodge and Ambassador Jus
serand, a dinner, his lecture tonight on
his Brazilian tour, and ending with a
political conference with the progressive
leaders In congress before departing for
New York at midnight.
Jnk- About Illver.
Panama tolls and other political ques
tions were absolutely Ignored In the talk
between the president and Colonel Roose
velt, which lasted for more than half an
hour.
They met In theBlue room of the White
House and later went to the cool south
portico. They Joked about Colonel Roose
velt's South American rjver. When Mr.
Roosevelt left the Whit House he was
enthusiastically cheered by a crowd of
several thousand.
Tonight Colonel Roosevelt delivered his
lecture before the Geographic society on
his South American tour.
II Ik HImi tv Open In I'ennsy.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 26.-Colonel
Roosevelt's formal campaign for the pro
gressive party this year will be opened
in Pennsylvania. He promised today
while on his way to Washington to speak
in Pittsburgh on June 30. Tho date is
six weeks after Colonel Roosevelt Is to re
turn 'from Spain, and his address in "all
likelihood will be tho first extended politi
cal utterance of the campaign unless he
decides to make a speech or a statement
before ho sails for Europe on Saturday.
A delegation of Pennsylvania progres
sives boarded the train and rode through
the. city with the colonel. To these Mr.
RpPSSYflt told of his intention 'iSP'speak
at Pittsburgh. "I am in Pennsylvania
now," he -said, "and 1 am coming back,
and when I do I will havo Dean Lewis
and Plnchl with me." As he said this,
he slapped Dr. Lewis on the back. "I am
taking an enormous Interest In Pennsyl
vania," he continued, "and that Is why I
am going ot speak In this state."
Scvdrnl hundred persons greeted Mr.
Roosevelt at the station, where he left
the train to shako hands with as many as
he could before the train started. There
was a great shout when some one called
ffor "three cheers for the old war horse."
Brazilian minister of foreign affairs, was
read by Colonel Roosevelt:
To his excellency, the minister of for
eign affairs, Rio De Janeiro: My deir
General Lauro Mullen I wish to express
my profound acknowledgement to you
personally and to the other members of
tho Brazilian government whose generous
courtesy alone rendered possible the i-x
pedlcue Sclcntiftca Roosevelt Rondon. 1
wish also to express my high admiration
and regard for Colonel Rondon and hi
assistants, who have been my colleagues
in this work of exploration. In the tmrd
place I wish to point out that what we
have Just done was rendered possible only
by the hard and perilous labor of tho
Brazilian Telegraphic commission ln tn
unexplored "western wilderness of Matte
Grosso during the last seven years. We
have merely put the cap on tho pyramid
of which they had. previously laid deep
and broad the foundations.
We have had a hard and somewhat
(Continued on Page Five.)
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Unsettled, possibly showers; not much
change In temperature.
Temperature at Omnhn Yesterday.
Hours. Dog.
E a. m 72
6 a. m 72
7 a. m 73
a. m.
9 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
12 rn
1 p. m
p. m..
S p. m 10
4 p. m.
& p. m...
C p. m...
P.
8 p. m 85
Local Weather necord.
1914. 1913. 1912. 1911.
Highest yesterday 91 72 96 91
Lowest yesterday 69 67 69 ,o
Mean temperature SO 61 82
Precipitation 34 .00 .01 .00
Normal temperature 66
Itxcess for the day 1
Total excess since March 1 124
Normal precipitation 15 Inch
Uxcess for the day 19 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. B. 46 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 2.&7 Inches
Uxcess for cor. period, 191S 3.27 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912. 2.92 Inches
Ilrports from Stations at 7 P. M.
Etatlon and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clear ,.. 72 74 .00
Denver, clear ... 78 SO .00
Wes Moines, cloudy S8 93 .04
Lander, clear 74 74 .00
Omaha, part cloudy S6 91 ,81
Pueblo, clear SI 84 .00
Rapid City, clear .70 72 .uo
Fait Lake City, clear TO ,0 CO
Sante Fe, part cloudy.,.. 70 74 T
Sheridan, clear 70 72 .00
Sioux City, cloudy S6 94 ,00
Valentine, clear ,, ... 74 80 .00
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
li, A. WELSH, Local Forecast.
MEDIATION REACHES CRISIS
President Wants Definite Asiur
ances on Agrarian Question.
MEXICANS WRITE A STATEMENT
Document Stnttne Inability to
rledffe Any Fntnre Government
Prepared, but Withheld at
Lnat Moment,
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.. May 26.-Th
wind has suddenly veered once more.
When all seemed going well and every
one was optimistic, the delegates, be
lieving they had reached an accord with
the Americans, were about to Issue a
formal statement explanatory of their
position o"h the land question and regret
ting hat It' was clearly impossible for
them to give guarantees as to the action
of a new sovereign and recognized gov
ernment, there came a sudden halt.
The Mexican delegates had their sten
ographs work finished, their hectograph
ready to print the document, and then
they stopped. They said they had con
cluded to Issue no pronunclamento. It
would bo indiscreet, they said.
Then, whon every one, amazed at this
sudden step, was speculating on the rea
son for It and the air war filled with
tumors, probable and absurdly Improb
able, the American delegates dashed up
in their automobiles. There was a hur
ried mounting the staircase to the room
of the mediators, tho door of the mystic
chamber was slammed and a prolonged
and earnst "conversation" was entered
Into.
It was obvious that there must ho
some more definite assurance respecting
the land question to meet the declared
purpose of President Wilson. Precisely
how It was tobe worked out or how It
could be worked out was not altogether
alear, but little doubt as felt by those
participating that it would be worked out.
After the conference between the me
diators and the American delegates Tu
tlco Lamar dictated the following state
ment: "We have begun to discuss the terms
and details of a plan .of pacification. On
a number of them we find ourselves In
substantial agreement. Others are still
under discussion, and as to them them
has been no disagreement. Wo havo an
appointment to go to Toronto tomor.-ow
to attend a social, function there, but wu
expect to be able to continue meetings
along tho trip."
I.nnd Inline Most Itnportnnt.
The Mexican land, question Is recog
nized by all as a fertile breeeder of
revolutions or sectional uprisings. It is
virtually conceded here that .the Insistent
demand of the United States for a guar
anty In precise terms cannot be met by
the Mexican representatives.
The Mexican delegates are about ready
to present a list of suitable persons from
which to choose a provisional president
tne American government and mediators
to Indicate one who would be acceptable.
Theyexpeot the provisional presldenOto
be chosen will appoint a cabinet repre
senting, the varied political Interests of the'
country knd?hat there shall be nasured
a fair election for a new president arid
chamber of deputies, with guaranteed for
tho equitable treatment of all factions
in the forthcoming campaign.
Hatchtown Dam
in Utah Gives Way;
Many Are Homeless
RICHFIELD, Utah, May 26. The dam
of the Hatchtown Irrigation reservoir in
Garfield county, sixty-five feet high ana
300 feet long, broke last night and re
leased a flood which Is rushing down the
Sevier river valley. Telephones and
horsemen warned settlers and It la be
lieved no lives were lost, but many per
sons are homeless. Wire communication
was interrupted this morning and fears
are entertained for the safety of tho
Piute reservoir, further down the river.
The Hatchtown reservoir was part of a.
state irrigation project, completed last
year at a cost of J175,000. The reservoir
held 17,000 acre feet of water in a res
ervoir a mile and a half long in Sevier
river canyon. The break Is attributed
to a landslide. .
Kaiser's Fifth Son
Engaged to Countess
POTSDAM. Germany, May 28. The en
gagement of Prince Oskar, fifth son of
the German emperor and empress, to
Countess von Bassewltz Levetzow, maid
of honor to the empress, was announced
today. The prince Is 26 years old.
Lively comment was aroused - by the
announcement of the engagement owing
to the fact that the marriage will be
the first morganatic union which has
occurred in the Hohenzollern family since
1S53. In Jun ot that year Prince Al
brecht of Prussia, brother of the old Em
peror William and the king of .Prussia,
married Countess Rosalie von Hohenau.
It is assumed that the emperor will
confer a higher rank In the nobility in
the young Countess Ina Marie von as-
sewitz-Levetzow. His majesty's consent
to the match is said to have been granted
because ot the lack of available German
princesses and to his aversion to a for
eign marriage for his son.
The countes was born on January 27,
18SS, and her father, count Charles von
Bassewltz-LevetzTow, Is premier of the
Grand Duchy o'f Mecklenburg-Schwerin,
TWO YOUTHS ARE PLACED
. ON TRIAL FOR MURDER
ALMA, Wis., May 26.-RaIph Clark and
Ralph Schultz, 19 years of age, .each,
were placed on trial here today for the
alleged murder of Ole Jjorom on Now
Year's day, KJorom was a wealthy re.
cluse who was known to have money
hidden In his house. He was found
beaten to death with a club. The slay
ers missed his treasure, finding only i
before they were frightened away. Clark
and Schultz were arrested at Wausau,
Who's Comin' Back? The Katzenjammers
JULES GCUX BREAKS
RECORD FORM UP
EDWAY
in 1:31:71, at a
spproximately 98 1-3
Miles an Hour.
FASTER THAN THAT AT START
Goes with Velocity Never Before
Witnessed on that Track.
SAYS "I KNEW I COULD DO IT" i
Frenchman Laconic When Friends
Crowd to Congratulate Him.
THIRTEEN ELIMINATION RUNS
Joe Dbttkoh, Who AVon the. Nine
teen-Tirelve Rnce, In One Un
official Lap Ilrats Record
of Ilerrlnt.
INDIANAPOLIS, lnd May M.-Jules
Groux, winner of the MO-mlle race here
last year, broke the record for one lap
on the Indianapolis motor speedway today.
He circled the two and one-halt course
In 1:31:71, a speed of approximately ninety
eight and one-third miles an hour.
The French driver In his first trial in
the elimination laps, sent his car down the
straightaways at a speed estimated 'at US
miles an hour, the fastest that ever has
been seen here. When his car stopped
and admirers had crowded around the
Frenchman, his only reply to their con
gratulations was the same as when ne
won the race hero last year, the laconic
"I knew I could do It."
Joe Dawson, who won the 1913 race, to
day drove one laV, unofficial, In 1:34:,
beating the record recently. set by George
Berllot, In a French car. Dawson hardly
had taken his car Into the garage whon
Tetzlaff sent his racer around tho courao
In 1:33:4.
Thirteen I.npn linn.
Thirteen of the elimination laps wore
run today. Other racers who made tho
tests are.
Name.
Oldflcld ..,
Dawson V
Thomas ..
Burman ..
DePalmn
Time.
....1:43.6
....1:36.S
Name,
Guvot
Wlshart
1:39.73
.1:33.01
Pullen
..1:46.4
..1:36.6
.,1:46.6
..1:00.0
l:39.uT) Carlson.
....l;4S.9S Keene .
....1:3S.G7 Welgel
Christians
Klnnl Humiliation.
Final eliminations start tomorrow,
speed trials of one lap each being made
In the Inverse order of entry. Three at
tempts will be given each man, his fast
est performance counting as official.
Those' to survive will assemble Thurs
day, to receive final instructions and
draw tor positions.
Theprder of . trlsa tomorrow Ja .04.
follows: ;
Car No. Car, " Driver.
M, ...Shambaugh ...Shambaugh
43 Isotta Gllhooley
Ray , Brock
47 Tltza........ Melaun
4 Rayfield,. ...Hughes
45 Tatter MazzUcco
12 Mason 1 Mason ,
43 Duesenberg Haupt
42 Duesenberg Rlckenbacher
41 ., Washington., Stringer
39 Pope Ballet Roberts
3S Braedder Chandler
si Keeton itnipper
37 Great Western,f.TRadlna
36 Great Western.. ..Price
35,... Great Western.. ..Jenkins
34 Bugattl Frlcdrich
3.1 Texas Clark
32 Maxwell
8 Maxwell Tetzlaff
23..... Maxwell Carlson
iO. ...... ...Metropol Horan
2$ Stafford Callahan
27 Sunbeam Grant
26 Marmon Dawson
24 Stutz Anderson
33 Mercedes .Mulford
22 Mercer Pullen
21 Mercer Bragg
19 Mercer , Wlshart
15 Mercedes De Palma
16 Delage Thomas
15, King Klein
14 ..Peugeot, .....Duray
12 Sunbeam Chassagne .
10 Delage Guyot
9 Excelsior.. Christlaens
7 Peugeot.... Boillot
6 Peugeot Goux
1 Burman Dlsbrow
6 Beaver Bullet Koene
4 Gray Fox.... Wilcox
3 Stutz : Oldfield
2 Stutz Cooper
17 Burman Burman
C,W. Bryan Surprised
at Morehead's Move
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, May 26.-(Speclal Telegram.)
Just how Charles W. Bryan tells"' over
the entry of Governor Morehead into the
gubernatorial race, after promising tho
democratic party that he would not do
so, hay be gathered from a statement
gjven out by him this evening commenting
on the matter. He said:
"I was surprised to learn that 'Governor
iMorehead had yielded to the entreaties
of the reactionary element of the dirno
cratlc party to again become a candidate
at the primaries for tho nomination for
governor notwithstanding his various
pledges to the contrary."
WIDOW GIVEN JUDGMENT
.AGAINST SALOON KEEPER
SIOUX FALLS, S. D May -(Special.)
After being out five hours a Tripp
county circuit court Jury awarded Mrs.
Alice Dlckman damages In the sum of
31,000 against F. C. Thomas, proprietor of
a Winner saloon, on the charge that he
was responsible for the death of the hus
band ot the woman, who committed aul
cldo while under the Influence of liquor.
The costs of the case also were assessed
against the defendant by the Jury. Dick
man ended his life November 1, 1912. He
had been blacklisted at the saloons. The
South Dakota laws make a saloon keeper
selling liquor to a blacklisted man liable
for such damage as may result If It can
beproven that the saloonkeepeOiold or
gave intoxicating liquor to such person
during the period of disqualification or
on or about the day the Injury resulted.
The Jury found that Thomas had sold
liquor to Dlckman.
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f w& wort HORtUEAD jtf
Drawn for The Dee by Powell,
ROCK ISLANDROAD IS SUED
Government Proceeds Against It for
Violation of Service Act.
TELEGRAPHERS WORK TOO LONG
Complaint ot Government Include
Thirty Counts or Allotted Viola
tions of thc Law In Ne-'
brnskn and Knnana,
One ot thtCilargest coses filed by th
government against the ' Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific railway compa'bx:ln the
state of Nebraska has been Instituted In
a suit brought In the Omaha division ot
the. United States district court, for vio
lation of the hours of- service act. Tho
petition, filed by F. S. Howell, United
States district attorney, upon the sug
gestion of the attorney general and at
the request of tho Interstate Commerce
commission, alleges that the Rock Inland
has employed a number- of telegraph
operators for a longer period than in
permissible under the federal statute,
and has failed to report such action, as
required by law. The complaint of the
government Includes thirty counts or al
leged violations ot the law, many of
which contain aoveral Instances of alleged
law violation. In Nebraska, Lewlston.
Murdock and Beatrice are named as
points where telegraph operators were
compelled to work longer hours than Is
permlssablo under the federal statute,
while other violations of the same law
are said to have been committed In sev
eral Kansas towns, Including Athol, Ken
sington, Otego and Esbon.
The government asks that a'penalty of
13,000 bo exacted- of the Rock Island for
failure to report these cases as Is re
quired .by Jaw.
Shrapnel Grenade and
Coils of Fuse Found
in Suffragette Flat
LONDON, May 26.-F1ve suffragettes,
who were arrested by the police during
a raid on a West End flat on May 21.
were brought before a magistrate today.
After seeing the exhibits, he took such
a serious view of the case that he re
fused all offers of ball.
Tho exhibits seized In the flat Included
a new shrapnel grenade of Ingenious
manufacture, colls of fuse and plans of
houses.
Memoranda were found in the flat re
garding payments to militant suffra
gettes and also concerning traveling ex
penses, Including the Journey from Paris
to England of Miss Chrlstabel Panknurst.
Two of the prisoners became so up
roarious In the prisoners' enclosure dur
ing the hearing that they had to be- re
moved. One of them, Miss Emmellne
Hall, shouted: "I have been forcibly" fed
twice dally and am nearly dead as a
result."
She seemed half demented as she strug
gled with tho police. Her hat was torn
off, her clothes disarranged and her hair
disheveled.
"You devils! Vou beasts!" she shrieked
as she was carried out of the court.
BRADLEY'S BODY ON WAY
BACK TO KENTUCKY
FRANKFORT, Ky., May 26,-The body
of the late Senator William O'CVmnoll
take place In Frankfort cemetery late to
on a special train, accompanied by mem
bers of the family and the escort from
the senate and house. The burial' will
take place In Franfort cemetery laste to
day. Arrangements have been made to
close all business houses here while the
funeral and burial services are being
held.
The Champion Hesitator
Rule to Make Grain
on Track Available
for Delivery is Lost
CHICAGO, May 2fl.-By a majority ot
aeventy-seven vote today tho Chicago
board of trado defeated a proposed rule
whereby groin In cars on traok here
would be available for delivery on con
tracts during the laat three days of any
month. If the rule had been adopted .J,
Would not be necessary for grain to be
Actually In warehouses here, and would
have made wholesale eleventh hour de
liveries and the possible uwAmpIng of the
market much less difficult to accdmpllsh.
FEDERAL TROOPS FIRED ON
First Serious Disorder in Colorado
'for Several Weeks.
SHOTS COME 'FROM HILLSIDE
Patrol Mt with Fnslllndr, but All
Men Karape In l)nrUnr La
bor Ortranfaera from ISast
Mny He llnrred.
TRINIDAD, Colo., May 26. For the
time since they assumed control In the
strike districts In Colorado coal fields
the United States troops were, fired upon
last night, It was learned today. The
shooting occured at a miners camp al
Segundo, near Trinidad, where several
shots were fired at the federal troops.
The shots were fired at a patrol from
a hillside overlooking the camp after a
trooper, who had dodged a missile
thrown at him through a window, an
swered a shot fired at him from the
darkness.
The patrol, starting to search for the
person firing the shot, was surprised
by a fusillade of shots coming from the
direction of the hills. Captain Cushman
reported that one man was seen to run
from concealment In a ditch but made
his getaway.
Colonel Lookett, commanding the
federal troops would make no comment
relative to tho shooting.
Colonel Lockett said he was consider
ing an announcement, made by William
Diamond, of the United Mine Workers,
that eastern organizers were to be
brought to Colorado to conduct- the
strike, and that he had reached no de
cision as to whether or not he would bar
them from entering the district.
Jones Says People
Will Rewrite Tolls
Law if Repealed
WASHINGTON, May 26. The Panama
tolls exemption repeal was debated again
today In the senate. Senator Jones, re
publican, of Washington, led off with an
attack on the bill.
"The American people will not have
their rights foreclosed In this way. They
approved this legislation," said he. "Re
peal this law now and the people will
rewrite It and Insist on It."
Senator Jones declared the time to ar
bitrate the dispute with England was be.
fore the repeal and not afterward. Ad
vocates of repeal, he said, had exercised
"Huertaitsn" Ingenuity seeking out rea
sons. Senator Sutherland of Utah Introduced
a resolution calling on the president to
submit to Great Britain appeal for the
creation of a special, impartial tribunal
for arbitration. .
JUDGES. POSTPONE ACTION
Refuse "to Go to the Front" for the
Indicted Attorneys,
WAIT FOR END OF THE CASES
At Lnat Moptlnsr of the llnr Associa
tion n llrqnrat Waa Matlfx that n
Committee ne Appointed tvlth
Povrer to Inveatlsnte.
TllA Omnhn. .Tlnr tnMftolfttlnn fBltH in
induce the Judges of the district court
10 -go to the front" Tor the lawyers who
were indicted by the recent grand Jury.
At a meeting held yesterday the sub
ject of appointment ot a committee ot
lawyers to "Investigate" the reasons of
the grand Jury for returning Indictments,
requested by tho bar association, was
postponed, Tho Judges decided that con
sideration of the proposed action should
bo postponed until after tho remaining
cases involving alleged misconduct of
lawyers aro disposed of, it wan learned.
The lawyers profess themselves unable
to bclleva that tho grand Jury acted upon
adequate evidence or from proper motives
when It charged members of the bar as
sociation with criminal misconduct and
at the last meeting ot the association a
request was mado that a committee be
appointed with power to make as much
of an Investigation as it pleased.
Burns Purges Self
of Contempt and
Case is Dropped
ATLANTA, Go., May 26,-Charges of
contempt of court against Detective W.
J. Burns and Dan Lehon, his employe,
were dismissed here today by Superior
Court Judge Ben H. Hill. Judge Hill
said that while the detectives techni
cally were in contempt for having sent
a witness outside the Jurisdiction of the
court they had purged themselves by re
turning the witness, whose testimony
was sought In connection . with Leo M.
Frank's motion for a new trial on the
charge of murder, Frank was convicted
of killing Mary Phagan, a factory girl.
Rumors that Huerta
is Ready, to Flee
VERA CRUZ, May 26. Among those ar
riving today by train from Mexico City
was Mme. Simon, wife of Jone Simon,
president of the Banco Naclonal of Mex
ico. Many rumors were brought In today of
Impending cabinet disruptions, of the
flight to Vera Cruz ot some of General
Huerta'a ministers and even of the ap
proaching departure for Eurppe of Gen
eral Huerta himself.
Similar rumors have been pouring Into
Vera Cruz for weeks. As an Instance of
their vagaries one newspaper here today
carried a circumstantial account of Gen
eral Huerta's plan to depart by way of
Vera Cruz, A Mexican paper put scare
headlines to an equally vague rumor that
General Huerta had already left Mexlro
City, to go on board the Oerman liner
Tplranga" there on his way to Europe.
Vaterland Rirns
Down Two Barges
NEW YORK, May 26. The great steam
ship Vaterland, which took nearly four
hours to dock when It came to this port
on Its maiden voyage recently, sank two
coal barges as It steamed out of Its berth
today No lives were lost.
COMMISSION TAKES
RECESS TO EXAMINE
Books and Personal Papers of Lata
Magnate Bearing on New Haven
Affair to Be Inspected.
FOUR WITNESSES PLEAD ILLNESS
Morehouse, Miller, Warren and
Plant Unable to Appear.
i
LEDYARD WANTS TO TESTIFY
Director Wishes to Deny Several
Statements by Mellen.
,
IMMUNITY BATH IS REFUSED
CommlMlon Hnya It Will Consider
Ilia Proposition If He Waive
All II 1m lllRhtn and Appeara j
na Voluntary Witness, n
WASHINGTON, May 26,-Further test!,
mony before the Interstate Commerce
commission on financial affairs of the
New Haven railroad was postponed to
day until Wednesday, June 3, to permit
special examiners to Inspect the bookd
of J, P. Morgan & Co. and personal
papers of the late J. Plerpont Morgan.
Four Important witnesses whose testi
mony Is desired still are too sick to ap
pear. Samuel C. Morehouse, George Mao
Culloch Miller, DeVere Warren and Mor
ton F. Plant today sent physicians' oer
tlflcates to tho commission to show they
were too 111 to be examined on the wit
ness stand.
The delay coming closely on yesterday's
conference between President Wilson and
Attorney General MaoReynolds, and per
sistent reports that the Investigation
probably would be halted, caused a great
deal of speculation, but there was noth
ing official to bear out the view that th
conference of yesterday was responsible:
for today's, developments.
I.rdrnrd Wants to Testtfr.
Lewis Cass Ledyard mado a statement
saying he wanted to deny much of tha
testimony of Mr. Mellen and protesting
against tho hearing being closed without
his testimony beng taken. He read a
letter of May 23 to Commissioner Mo
Chord, in which he saldi
"The testimony of Mr. Mellen Is at
variance with my recollection In a num
ber of particulars and I think a very
partial and Inaccurate Impression ot the
affairs of the company would be given,
unless other witnesses, having knowledge
of the matters under inquiry, aro af
forded an .opportunity to testify."
Mr. Ledyard was handed a reply to
his letter, written by Mr. Mcphrid under
today's date, saying in part:
pt Is quite true you werfc.acrvc'i jith
a' subpoena tome weeks ago and tha
Intention waa at that time to place toii
on the stand, Since then, however, de
velopments have been such that tho com
mission has deemed It advisable to with
draw the subpoena heretofore served 3n
you, and you may take this letter as can
cellation of the subpoena. Should you
desire to appear vountarlly, waiving .nil
Immunity by the testimony you may
give, you may so advise the commission
and the question of your being a witness
will then be determined,"
Asrreea to WnUe Immunity.
Mr. Ledyard, after reading tho letter,
announced he would accept the sugges
tion that ha be a voluntary witness. Ha
asked, that he be notified when he could,
testify.
Examiner David Brown told of efforts
he had made yesterday to see William
Rockefeller in New York. He was in
formed both at Mr. Rockefeller's office
and home that he had been away several
woeHs.
Chicago Limits
Sale of Firearms
CHICAGO, May 26.-A drastic ordi
nance against the sale ot firearms waa
passed by the city council last night By
Its provisions only licensed dealers may
sell firearms and then only to persons
who have permits signed by the chief o
police. Loss of license and prosecution
is the penalty for violation by dealers
of the ordinance. Recent prevalence ot
"gunmen" shootings and killings led to
the action by the council.
MISSING CHINESE GlRLS
ARE FOUND IN WOODS
SAN FRANCISCO, May .-The two
young daughters of Shan Chlng 9hu,
Chinese consul general in San Francisco,
who disappeared from their home yester
day and were believed to have been kid
naped, were found today sleeping in a
dry creek bed in tho Berkeley hills. They
had wandered into the hills to pick wild
flowers and lost their way.
. Following the disappearance of tho
children yesterday federal and municipal
officials on both sides of San Francisco
bay' engaged in an exhaustive search
and officials In every Pacific coast city
were on the lookout for the supposed
kidnapers.
The National Capital
Tnrsdny, May -0, 1014. &
3J
The Semite.
Met at H a. m.
Resumed debate on the repeal ot tho
Panama tolls exemption.
Jones of Washington spoke In orrno&t-
, tlon to the repeal ot the Panama tolls
I exemption.
nonaior owanson iniruuui'eu a phi 10
convert the weather station at Mount
Weather, Va., into a summer. White
House. h
Senator Frank S. White of Alabama
waa made chairman of the revolutionary
claims committee, succeeding the lata
Senator Bradley.
The House.
Resumed debate on the Clayton omni
bus anti-trust bill.
Representative Metz Introduced a bill
for the issue of a special 25-cent Piece to
commemorate the opening ot the Panama
canal.
Democratic leaders reached a tentative
understanding to satisfy the demands ot
labor organizations In conaecUoawltb. the
trust bills. "
REC0R0S0FM0RGAN