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IN STRIKE DISTRICT
Judge Advocate of Colorado Militia
Testifies Before Federal Com
mission in New York.
SITUATION MUCH EXAGGERATED
He Says Public Opinion Was Influ
, enccd by False Press Reports.
CHIEF CAUSE OF CALAMITY
People led to Believe Militia Fa
vored Mine Owners.
GARRETSON ASKS QUESTIONS
Wltnrim Admits lie linn Dren In
Consultation vrlth Rockefeller
Offlclnls Since Hp Came
NEW YORK, May ZS.-The fedeMl
troops could now be withdrawn from
Colorado without danger, according to th
teatlmony given today by Major Edward
J. Boughton, judge advocate of the Colo
rado military district, before the federal
commission on Industrial relations In ses
Major Boughton said he had been sent
by Governor Ammons and by his own
commanding officer of the Colorado Na
tional guard to enlighten public1 opinion
"which had been Inflamed by press re.
ports." He was chairman of the military
commission appointed by Governor Am
mons to Investtmate the conduct of the
National guard at Ludlow.
The witness said it was his opinion the
mine owners had yielded to the strikers
In every demand except, the recognition
of the union; that the mine workers had
received fair treatment at the hands of
Major Boughton admitted that since he
had been in New York, he had been in
conference at 28 Broadway, Standard Oil
headquarters, and that he had not seen
any representative of the mine workers
in this. city. Attempts were made by A.
B, Garretson, of the commission, to show
that the major favored the mining, in
terests and had not concerned himself
sufficiently with the other elements in
BnrntnK of Ludlow. Caiup. .
The witness. In giving a narrative of
the Ludlow Incident, in some cases ex
V. onerated the National Guard and In
others, such as the setting fire to tents
and the treatment of one of the Greek
strfke leaders, affirmed that the actions
of the mllltla were Inexcusable.
"Were discharged miners told why
'.Jhey were, discharged?" Major Boughton
vk-j'Tn-overy case: so-iar h -j.
"It la true, Is itT" queried Mr. uarret
son. "that public opinion In Colorado has
looked on the National guard as a. body
thoroughly In sympathy witn tne mine
"That has been the unfortunate opinion
in Colorado," answered Major Boughton,
"and it ha been tho chief cause of this
Major Boughton said that "statements
to the effect that women and children
were shot In Ludlow are not true."
"There was no such thing as the Lud
low massacre," he continued. "Nobody
was, kilted or burned except a small
child, who was shot, it appeared, not by
troops of the state, but as a result of his
Major Boughton refused to te drawn
Into an argument over the merits ot ijie
cause of the mine workers.
"Waa not the American revolution
called a rebellion?" asked Mr. Garrett
aon, "and If tho mine workers are fight
ing against a wrongful oppression by
something masquerading as law and gov
ernment, la this not the same, sort of a
"That la not for me to say,'1 replied
The major a.! Jo refused to criticize the
findings of other investigators.
"Waa It not felt by the people of Colo
rado that your Investigation commission
was appointed with the purpose of cov
ering up some of the actions during the
Mrs. J. Borden Harrlman, one of the
(Continued on Page Five.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Cloudy and showers.
Temscrstare nt Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m.
fi a. in.
7 a. m
S a. m,
9 a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
1 p. m 74
2 p. in .S
3 p. m 79
1 i. m.., M)
5 p. m W
6 p. m 79
7 p. m 73
& p. m 7 i
Comparative Local Itucnrtl.
1914. WIS. Villi. 1911.
Sllghest yesterday SO SO 73 Si
Lowest yesterday 70 70 48 si
Mean temperature 7 SJ . ffl S
Precipitation T -W T .50
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature , 64
Eexcesa for the day... 11
Total excess since March 1 141
Normal precipitation .17 Inch
TtMari.v fii- th. Hnv 17 inrh
Total rainfall since March 1....5.M Incurs 1
Deficiency since Maren l ;.iincnes
Excess for cor. period, 1913 1.34 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912. .3 2j lncnos
Ileport from Stutloua nt 7 I. M.
Station and State Temp. Hjgh- Haln-
7 p. in, est.
Cheyenne, cloudy SO
Davenport, cloudy 80
Denver, rain 6
Des Moines, pt. cloudy SZ
Dodge City, partly cloudy .78
Lander, partly cloudy 60
North Platte, clear SS
Omaha, partly cloudy ..79
Pueblo, clear .73
Rapid city, near .jb
Salt Lake City, clear....?. .7! TS
Panta Fe. clear TO 74
Aherldan, clear W j0
Bloux City, partly cloudy.. 74 SO
Valentine, clear 54 7$
V T Indicates trace or precipitation.
Xa A. WELSH. Local Forecast.
MAHER R0ASTSK1NG BRYAN
Colonel John G. Prods Secretary and
WHAT ABOUT THAT $14,000!
Wonders Why. -Mr. nrynn .rrrr Tnt
It Hack When It Origin Wm
Mmlp Known to .Nebraska,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. May (Special.) -Any
Idea thnt Colonel John G. Maher will
withdraw from the race forK the demo
cratic nomination for governor must be
revised after reading the statement
Issued by Colonel Maher today, In which
he Unravels some nast hli
Brother Oharllo Bryan to get busy and
me for the domociatlc nomination so he
may discuss with lilm the proposition
whether the people shall rule or continue
to be bossed around by King William
and the prince. The statement Is as
While I was absent from the city for
a week certain parties attempted to
spread the report that my candidacy for
governor was not In good faith. I want
to say that my position was fully and
frankiy stated In my platform. I filed
because I saw that the field was likely
tp be filled by prohibitionists and reac
tionaries. 1 knew that a majority of
tile democrats wanted a chance to vote
for a man who was neither of these. We
have been standing In awe of this pro
hibition reactionary bunch, led by Char
leJi. B,ryan lonB enough. 1 hope that he
will have the courage to come out In
the open this year nnd file for governor.
He has his petitions already signed and
prepared, and he has been planning, on
filing for nearly a year. I want to-meet
him and discuss the vital questions In
volved, and let the democrats say
whether the party Is to be committed to
woman suffrage and prohibition, or
whether It Is to stand with President
viif mese great questions,
There is another question that might
Just as well be settled this fall, and that
is whether we are to have government
?; .ue P,Pe' or of the Bryan family.
If the rule of the people is to be sup.
Planted by the rule of King William and
Prince Charley what is the use of keep
ing up a party? Twenty-five years am
the Bryans were poor. Today they are
jo rich their most Intimate friends hesi
if.if to..P.ace a on their fortune.
hero did they get It? From the people,
of course. What have they produced?
vimu .uuii icgiures to oe sure.
In 1904 when Mr. Bryan was a candl
2? ,0IL th? L nlted States senate and
i'iuiiicr-in-iaw was cnairman of the
state committee. 12,0O) or JU.000 waa sent
ci.iuBKa ior use in tne campaign.
In the spring of IMS when he was cam-
jjaib-ning- ior iiie nomination for presl-
ui. V .7 IorK Paper published
thla fact and alleged that It was Wall
street or Tammany money. Mr. Bryan
did not deny that the money reached
Nebraska, but stated that . If It were
shown that this was Wall street or Tarn
miiny. money he would repay it,
f..rJj,H,,C0!Lffr5M,0.nal Investigation subse
quently made hrnut-ht .u.. .
hi Lirom .Thoma? Fortune Ryan that
-J11. cntrlbut'd hundreds of thou
X?Lt0 the funi tTom which that re-
the Baltimore convent on. He offered a
resolution to exclude Mr TiZil it-
ufhJ"!!1 other but h forSt the Prom".
Ise he had mad tn ir. iki.
money. We have not heard V"i,ff"AXE
i rf.u" ?-.ie.k:,J ."?w . d.?e? vH eound .-for-
r."." "I'V iM wk janour reaction-
IVi hLemo.cr?K wHtr thl Ryan money
H8.!'.'?, Mf ln his 'brother's campaign
King William went Inln iw.m..i tSVm
m M mrv ni si mn n
M nnn tin vn..Uns. I. I t .
.... . i i. i" ,lcu iniernailonal
uVl"V m,n a.nd hl" 'riends expectsd
h'm0 npPly himself to a mastery of
these subjects. Pld he do it? Not yet.
lit Hm 10 ttudy International
ferVibeoau,e lner was a demand
J2lJ11e."SESfc OIt the Chautauqua plat
form at J500 a day. His love of money
was stronger thaa his sense of obllgi
tlon to his official place. He left the
State department In the hands of subor
ntes An.d. we"t out in pursuit of the
d0Llai- W,L' Brother Charley deny this"
f,-n!e that ln accePtlng arid keeptng
R.an moP'jr; nfter a Promise to re
tn iniV..fnl ln ,tavLnK h,s offlrlal desk
riniSi.'"!?."4 "5 mufh pr- wnlle the war
fnv?5.iraiheJ and..the country became
h iXSLi.'i. ,2;ernational entanglements,
Th. t?.r.,"rt.,hle nIaC8 10 leadership ln
the democratic party. If he loved monev
less, ,or if he had a proper regard for
the high office he holds, our seventeen
brave boys who died at Vera Cruz might
uci alive todav and wonrlmr i. imih...
ot their country. I a n nnl ntirnniA tn
be driven out of the democratic party
by these reuCtlnnnrlp nnd nnr, !.. .
ond if Brother Charley will Just nmko his
tiling and come out In the open I will
debate these auestlmm with him i.. .......
county In this state and let. the democrats
of Nebraska sny whether the people shall
rule or whether we are to set tin a royal
lomiiy in iNeDraska, JOHN MAHER.
Bronze Tablet in
Capitol for Ozark
Soldier Boy Hero
VERONA. Mo.. May !S.-The heroism of
Fernand Kelthley, an Oiark soldier -boy,
killed while ln the Philippine service, Is
to be commemorated by the United. States
government with a bronze tablet to te
placed in the capitol at .WashlnEton, ac
cording to a letter received today by
Postmaster Harris from the War depart
ment. Kelthley spent his boyhood on a farm
near here. While a member of 'Company
H, Twenty-eighth infantry, he was killed
by Moros at Camp Marohul, November
14, 1903. He was on outpost 'duty wlt;i
three comrades, when they were at
tacked After his companions had been
killed he fought the Moro.-r alone, ltilllni;
twenty of them before he fell.
Camp Kelthley. a military post In
Philippines, was named for him.
Huerta Pays Bonus
for Landing of Arms
VERA CRirz. May 28.-An unconfirmed
report Is current, here that the Hamburg
American company entered Into the con
tract with the Mexican government by
which it was to receive 90,000 pesos as a
bonus for landln? the arms and ammuni
tion from the Yprlanga at Puerta Mexico.
BLACK HILLS VETERAN
IS VICTIM0F LEPROSY
MILWAUKEE. Wis., May 2S.-Bernartl
L. Bennett, 39, a veteran ot the war In
the Philippines, who came from Hot
Springs, 8. D., to the Soldiers' home in
West Allls about two weeks ago, was
found today to be suffering from leprosy,
The Katzenjammers! Back Next
ELAM HEARS SPOUSE
''JESS" THE NEXT DAY
Physician Charged with Murder
Says He Learned of Wife's Inti
macy with Cramer by Wire.
LISTENED TO MESSAGE
Suspicious When Finds W
to Leave Town.
Notes of Defendant's Wife and Dead
Man Feature of Trial.
MRS. RILEY IS- INTERMEDIARY
Friend of Mrs. Kill m Tell of Cr
respnmlpiice nml Trip to Knit
ana City with Her to
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May S.-Dr. Elam,
who Is on trial here for the alleged mur
der of N. P. Cramer, took the stand itt
the afternoon session. Up to September
IS. 1913, his married Ufa had been happy,
he said. On that day, he said, he over
heard, an employe of a telegraph company
In St. Joseph call Mrs. Elam on the tele
phone and give her a message Blgned
"Jess," asking her to meet tho sender
in Kansas City the next day.
The doctor said he immediately became
suspicious. His suspicions became greater
a few minutes later, ho saiu, when Mrs.
Robert Rllcy, who testified she had'ald'd
Cramer and Elam to meet and corre
spond, called him on the telephono and
asked him if Mrs. Elam might go to Kan
sas City with her the next dy to "buy
a suit." Thereupon, Dr. Elam said, he
took down a telephone book and sum
moncd John T. Glynn, a detective to his
office, where ho told him the story and
asked him to follow the women.
Letter Placed In ICvldrnce.
Miss Tim Fenlon, a stenographer of St.
Joseph, testified to co-operating with
Mrs. Riley In assisting Cramer and Mrs. !
Elam lu the correspondence.
Miss Fenton said she had done steno
graphic work for Dr. Elam. On Septem
ber 19, she said, she turned over to Dr.
Elam, at his request, a letter from Cramer.
Dr. Elam as he read it became greatly
agitated, extremely pale, and his body
shook. Turning to her, Or. Elam said:
"Tim, my. life has been ruined."
Defense here Introduced tho letter In
evidence. It was addressed, to "Bill's
Bert" and signed "Bert's BUI." It was
dated "Chicago,- September 9, 1913," and
read, in part:
1 Just received you dear lettosvMU.wni
a happy day, dear, and I am thinking ,Tve
rilii nr.ltv unili.trfmHltlnnlt
inflicted and make believe shevllkeJt, but
vriii tAll hor ViA nlkpH llft Wn hll" '
Expect to be In Mllwaukeee nearly 11
of next week and I'll look Into the mall
box everv da V. Mavbe I'll find a surorlse.
Must go to work, lover. Regards nnd
many thanks to zed.
It was explained that Mrs. Riley's mid
dle name was "Zed."
Letter HuliJect of .Tmtlmony.
Letters which passed between the wife
of Elam and Cramer of Chicago wero the
subject of testimony.
Mrs. Riley told omlng to Kansas City
with Mrs. Elam to meet Cramer. Witness
said Cramer sent her letter In envelopes
enclosing tho magazine1 with which he
was connected. She said she turned the
letters over to Mr. Elam.
Later, Mrs. Riley testified, Dr. Elam
called her on the telephone and Jold her
he knew of the secret correspondence and
asked her to turn over the letters In
tended for Mrs. Elam to him. She said
she Immediately wrote Cramer every
thing waa known and "the situation
tense." She advised Cramer to write a
letter that would appease Dr. Elam. Mrs.
Riley said this letter was written and she
gave It to Dr. Elam.
Addreaaed to "Illll'a tlert."
Mrs. Riley said the letters Cramer sent
to Mrs. Elam were addressed to "Bill's
Bert" and were signed "Bert's Bill." She
said during the meeting on September
16 Cramer called Mrs. Elam "Bert" and
Mrs. Elam called Cramer "Bill."
Mrs. Riley said Cramer, Mrs. Elam
and she left the hotel at which they
dined here the evening of, September 16
at 9 o'clock. She maintained there had
been no improper conduct tn the taxlcab
ln which the trio rode to the station.
"Did Cramer kiss Mrs. Elam?" Mrs.
Riley was asked.
Witness hesitated a minute, then re
plied: "I don't know." She was then excused.
Mrs. Riley was to have testified for
the state, but after she arrived the state
decided not to call her, so the defense
placed her on the stand.
Eeligious Plays to
Aid Mission Work
NEW YORK, May 28.-Churchea
throughout the country nnd societies af
filiated with them are now able to pro
duce religious plays, written fn proper
dramatic form, with stage directions and
properties (hiough thn establishment In
this city of the exposition department
of missionary education movoment.
The new department, which Is one of
the must Interesting developments of
modern church work, waa organized last
January, Announcement Is made today
that It is now able to offer a play with
scenery for Its production, to churches,
for use in illustrating Its home and
foreign missionary work A store-house
here is filled with scenery and properties,
together with costumes, household and
other Implements and everything needed
to set a church play.
The properties may all be rented for
a nominal sum by the religious organiza
tions for which they are intended. They
cannot be had for secular purposes.
PADDLE SUFFLI ED
FROM WALL ST.
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
MET WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR
Richard L. Metcalfe All Ready for
Job if Friends Are For Him.
HERE TAKING TEMPERATURES
Kornirx Henil of thn Pnnamn Canal
Zone Make Visit to I.oolc Orer
Situation In Nebrasltn mm
to Ills dinners.
"I should like to be governor of Ne
braska. I want to be, governor worse
flxpect to be before! die. AVHee?vthls
Is the time or not I do not know," said
Richard L. Metcalfe, returning to Omaha
this morning from Washington. D. C.
whftre he has been staying Blnco ho re
turned from the Panama canal zone.
"But I am not hero to force myself up
on anyone. If they want me for governor
I want to run. 1 don't want to run and
get beat. I want to run when enough of
them want mo so that I can be elected."
Mr. Metcalfe gave the general Impres
sion that it Is all up to his friends
whether he Is to make tho race or not.
"if they want me I'm here, and they can
have me, that's nil," he sold.
"How will you know whether they want
you or not In the few days you ar to
be here?" he was asked,
"I can tell mighty quickly," lie replied.
"No, It will not require a petition to tell
l'etltlnim Arc Circulated.
Petitions, however, havo been In circu
lation ln the state for some time for the
candidacy of Metcalfe and have been re
ceiving many signatures.
Mr. Metcalfe U to speak at the banquet
of the local Jacksonlan club at the Fax
ton hotel Friday night. Monday he ex
pects to go to Lincoln to spend about
"I suppose you will see C. W. Dryan,"
was suggested to him.
"I'll sco anybody that wants to see me
when I get there," he naively replied.
After -spending a week In Lincoln Mr.
Metcalfo expects to return to Washing
ton. None of the family accompanied
him to Nebraska on this trip. He Is visit
ing here with his brother, J. W. Met
calfe. WIDOW OF FORMER
SPEAKER REED IS DEAD
PORTLAND. Me., May 28. Mrs,
Thomas Brackett Reed, widow of the
former speaker of the national house ot
representatives, died today after a brief
Illness. Mrs. Reed leaves a daughter,
Mrs. Arthur Balentyne of San Diego.
SCHOOL BOY WHO KILLED
TEACHER IS ACQUITTED
HERKIMER, N. Y., May 28.-Jean Qla
nlnl, the 16-year-old hoy charged with the
murder of School Teacher Llda Beecher.
was acquitted here today on the ground
of criminal Imbecility.
The National Capital
Tliuradnr, Mnr 28, 1014.
Met at 11 a. m.
Senator Stone and Senator Smoot had
a tilt over the new tariff as a revenue
Secretary Daniels aked the naval com
inltteo to authorize the sale of the bat
tleships Mississippi and Idaho to a
foreign power and use the money to build
one new dreadnought
Met at 11 a. m.
Rucker bill for temporary machinery
for popular election of senators sent
back to conference,
Debate on the anti-trust bill was re
sumed, under the five-minute rule.
Chastizing "Prince Charlie
Request of Vehicle
and Implement Men
WASHINGTON, May 2S.-Offloers of
the National Implement and Vehicle as
sociation, the Ohio Manufacturers' asso
ciation and the Illinois manufacturers'
association called on President Wilson
Uday and petitioned, in the nam of their
association, that all legislation affecting
the business world, except the trade com
mission bill, b withheld Until a trade
me ousinnss situation ana mane a re
port on which congress might enact laws
natlsfactory to manufacturer nnd em
ployes. Following the visit of the manufacturers
to the president, the following state
ment was given out at the Whlto House:
The president said In reply to tho
Illinois delegation that In his judgment
nothing was more dangerous for business
than uncertainty; that It had become evt
dent through a long series of years that
a policy such as the democratic party
waa now pursuing was absolutely neces
sary to satisfy tho conscience of the
country and Its perception of tho prevail
ing conditions of business, and that It
waa a great deal better to do the thing
moderately and soberly now than to wait
until more radical forces had accumu
lated nnd it was necessary to go much
"The president alto said that whllo he
was aware of the present depression of
business, there was abundant evidence
that it was merely psychological: that
there Is no material condition or sub
stantial reason why the business ot the
country should not be In the most pros
perous and expanding condition. He
his visitors the necessity of
patriotic co-operation on the part of the
business men of tho country In order to
support rather than to npposo the mod
crate processes ot reform, and to help
gtitdo them by their own Intimate knowl
edge of business conditions and prooesses.
"Ho told his visitors It waa his earnest
desire to serve and not to hinder or In
jure the business of the country In any
way, and he believed that on reflection
they would see that the course h was
urging would In the long run not only,
but In the short run also, be the wise
and serviceable course."
Munsey and Perkins
Call on Roosevelt
OYSTER BAY, N. T., May 2S.-Frank
A. Munsey, ono ot the leaders of the
progressive campaign In 1912, came to
Oyster Bay today to see Colonel Roose
velt It was Mr. Munsey who, after the
campaign, launched a movement for
amalgamation of tho progressive and re
publican parties, which Colonel Roosevelt
would not approve. Mr. Munsey motored
from New York with George W. Perkins.
Colonel Roosevelt today had recovered
from the fatigue of his trip to Washing
ton and apparently was as vigorous as
ever. He said he expected several other
political visitors later In the day.
SHIP AND TWENTY-NINE
MEN PROBABLY LOST
PHILADELPHIA, May 28. A great
quantity of wreckage seen floating In
the ocean off Charleston, S. C, by tho
crnw of the steamer Shawmut, In port
today, from Jacksonville, Flo., Is be
lleved to be from the steamer F. J. Luck
enbach from Tampa, Fla., May 1R for
Baltimore, which Is about a week over
due. A revenue cutter la scouring the
sea looking for the Luckenbach. The
Luckenbach carried a crw of twenty
nine men, under Captain A. K. Webb of
WHAT SUMS TO
the. motMe ?
PICKARD NOHO JUMP BOND
Lateit Advioei Are that He Will Re
turn to Omaha.
FRIENDS ARE ON HIS BOND
norm nnd the Dnllr Ntm Hefase to
Prorlcl Snrety nnd Ha fa Re
ported to Mavet Said Tliey
Threw lilm Dmrs,
That Frank M. Plokard. detoaUve,
if hole, work In Omaha waa the attempted
brtbVry. of cbanty tifflclal intend not to
Jump his bond of $6,000 put up in Kan Baa
City, but to come to Omaha and tell the
whole story of the- bribery plot her. Is
the lateat report from Kansas City.
According to this Information Plokard
has told friends that W. j. Burns and tho
Dally News, his employers, have "thrown
him down" and he expects to refuse to
His employers refused to pro-vide a, bond
for him, it la reported, aril his own
friends havo become surety for him. He
will not "Jump" tho bond on this account,
he Is reported as having told.
Pickard'a employers. It la reported, de
cided that it would not be wise to put up
the money for a second "bond Jumping
stunt" like the case of T. O. Hansen.
who waa wanted for attempted bribery
of city officials and got away.
No information haa been received con
cerning Plckard'a legal status slnoe
Oovernor Major of Missouri honored the
Senator Norris Asks
Inquiry Into Affairs
of New York Central
WASHINGTON, May 28. A resoluUon
calling upon the attorney general to In
form the senate If the combination of
railroad lines, comprising the New York
Central system, Is in violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law, waa introduced today
by Senator Norrls, republican, of Ne
braska. On, objection by Senator Reed It
went over until tomorrow.
The Norrls resolution! alleges that the
New York Central by control of tho Lake
Shore and other railroads and steamship
lines, controls "four competing line of
transportation between Chicago and Buf
falo and two competing lines between
New York and Buffalo."
"To my mind It la perfectly apparent
that this combination ln all Its branches
tn violation ot the Sherman anti-trust
law," declared Senator Norrls, in a state
ment on his resolution.
Earth Shocks Are
Felt in Australia
SYDNEY, N. & W May M.-The most
severe earthquake shocks aver registered
by Australian seismographs were recorded
at 12:30 this morning by the Instruments
at the government observatory at River
view. The waves lasted three hours. In
dications were that the upheaval was ln
the neighborhood ot the Friendly Islands
In the Southern Pacific
CONFESSION OF WIFE
FAILS TO SAVE HUSBAND
CHARDON, O., May M.-Ernest C
Zlmmer was found kullty of murder to
day in the second degree, ln connection
with the shooting of William Eggleaton,
a neighbor farmer, on January 17. Mrs.
Zlmmer, on the stand, bared her rela
tions with Eggleston In an effort to save
CAPTURED FEDERAL "
BY REBELS AT TEPIC
Thirty-Five Shot to Death in Squads
in Cemetery in Spite of Pro
test of U. S. Officer.
ADMIRAL HOWARD OBJECTS
Obregon, in Justification, Points to
Murder of Madero.
PROTOCOL IS NOT YET DRAWN
Mediators Reported Agreed on Most
All Essential Issues.
OUTLOOK IS CALLED FAVORABLE
Cnrsrn of Arm for Hnrrtii la on AVny,
to West Const from Jnpan Case
of Htrjimrr Ilnvnrln la Be
NOG ALES, Ariz., May 0S.-Thirty-fivfc
federal officers captured by the constitu
tionalists at the city of Teplc were exe
cuted May W, according to a message re
ceived hern today from fleneral Alvnrn
Obregon. the constitutionalist commander.
ueneral Ohrogons messace shvm thnk
Rear Admiral Howard, the American na
val commander on the Pacific coast, tel
egraphed to the German consul at Tcplo
to Intercede for the lives of the federals
"for tho sake of humanity," but General
Obregon answered tho execution of tho
officers was necessary to prevent them
making" trouble In tho future.
Tho federals wore taken to the ceme
tery and shot in squads, "on the scoro oj
humanity," General Obreeon'a
"When tho asms sin. Huerta, murdered
Madero the nations hastened to recognlzo
hl government and humanity waa for
gotten. Now that punishment Is about
to overtake Huorta, and his minions, It la
no time to cry 'humanity. "
Tho soldiers of tho Teplo garrison, for
whoa lives also tho American admiral
Interceded, wero paroled.
Progrraa of Mediation.
WASHINGTON, May 2S.-Th main!
otagfis of tho negotiations nt tho Niagara
conference have ban
dent Wilson, under the referendum by
wmon ino American delegate are acting;,
and are now understood to hava reached
a reasonably complete form On MUAnft.l.
of the proposed agreement
There has been no effort, so fan to
weld the essentials Into a protocol, but
the various propositions stand out dis
tinctly and wjjl readily admit ot an
amalgamation Into a complete protocol
when It Is found necessary to do so.
Tho understanding- here Is that thesa
elementary propositions havo oeeh'ttCTeed
on by a process of ellm!nati6n of th is
sues which It had nt first been Imnn.irfM
to compose. It by no means follows that
tne points still In dispute cannot be ad
justed; the purpose has been in framing
these separate Dronosltlnna tn i.u.
way for tho discussion of the adjustment
or mo most serious difficulties.
Though the tentative nmlwnl If ,s
It may be called, at this star, ennm.
quently omits some of the most danger
ous roc tors which must enter Into tho
final sattlement. It Is regarded by ad
ministration officials here as most prom
ising and, considering the limited period
of time the mediators havo been at work.
the success so far attained has been m.
mark able compared with similar negotia
Cnrjro on War from Jnpan.
Closely following the lanrtl Mr ctf mtinL
tlons of war ior Huerta from tho two
German liners at Puerto Mexico, a largo
consignment from Japan Is due at Man
zanlllo or Sallna Cms on thn wont naif
Word has reached Washington that tho
Japanese cruiser Iszumo, which has been
hovering around Mazatlan, has gone down
the coast, and though the latter report
Is lacking In confirmation so far, It la
understood that like the German cruiser
Bremen, which convoyed the Yplranga
to Puerto Mexico, on the east must. th
Japanese warship will accompany the ex
pected mercnantman to one of the ports
for transportation by rail to the Merteurt
capital. The Japanese arms and ammuni
tion were oraored by Huerta many
Treasury exDerts. dlsousslnr thn land.
lng of the cargo and of the Yplranga
and Bavaria at Puerto, Mexico, dismissed
as erroneous tho theory that the mas
ters of those ships would render them
selves liable to punishment by landing
the monitions at a port other than that
to which they were oriirlnallv mnilmul
There is nothing ln American law, at
least, to prevent consignors changing;
destinations of oargoes.
Absence of a nroDer manifest, how
ever, Is punishable, and General Funston
would be within his rights ln detaining)
the Bavaria if, as reported, that steamer
had appeared at Vera Crus without such
At the White honso it waa said that
(Continued on Pago Two.)
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