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VOL. XiUII-XO. 247.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 1L', 1JH4 TWKLVK PAGES.
On Train and at
Hotel Jfawi Standi, Be.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TO MEN OF NAVY WHO
DIED AT VERA CRUZ
President Wilson Makes Principal
Address at Exercises Held in
Brooklyn Navy Yard.
PARADE IS FOUR MILES LONG i
Demonstration Remarkable for Its
Silence and Solemnity.
BODIES BORNE ON CAISSONS
Thousands Bare Heads as Coffins
Are Carried Through Streets.
DANIELS READS LIST OF HEROES
President Hide In Fnrndr Which
Kucorta nodlm of Snllorn Slnln
In Vera Cms to Nevr York
NEW YORK. May ll.-To tne men of
the navy who died In the occupation of
Vera Crux, the city and the state and
the nation paid tribute today In a demon
stration chiefly remarkable for Its silence
nnd i uniemnltv Knr fnllr miles through
the city streets the funeral cortege leant lots are being cleaned of alt rub
passed, and behind It In an opetrcarrlago jhlsh, and hundreds of native laborers
rode the president. laic busy washing down strets and cart-
lie sat for the most part with his head
bared, though the May sun beat down
on him and the mercury climbed above
Perhaps a million persons saw the I
seventeen coffins, each on a caisson,
borne from Battery Plaza in lower Man
hattan to the navy yard In Brooklyn.
The procession was nearly two hours In
Though there were but (seventeen of
the dead In the procession, Secretary of
Navy Daniels made it plain that tho
ceremonies were for all who had died nt
Vera Cruz, not only the seventeen whono
bodies were brought up by the cruiser
Montana, but also for Clarence Harsh
bargev and Henry Pulllan, who havo
The religious ceremony at the navy
yard was more Impressive if possible than
was the sight of the slow moving cor
tege. ' Procession Benches Nnvy Ynrd.
It was Just 10.50 when the procession
i cached tho navy yard. President Wil
son, Secretary Daniels, Governor Glynn
and the others on the president's stand
Hood bareheaded while the coffins were
taken from the caissons and placed In a
line In front of the stand. The transfer
occupied fifteen minutes".
Ten thousand spectators, with bared
hads, stood massed about the four sides
of the square. Several thousand jnoro
were gathered on neighboring rodfsTrrar
heat wav .oppressive and one of the
marjnea frtjrrt the Wyoming fainted ani
was. dragged" .qqt, of the front rank by a
The silence that had overhuni the
parade ground was broken for the flrt
time when the band bogan to play softly
Nearer, My God. to Thee." When th-j
hymn was finished. Chaplain Cassard be
gan to read the opening prayer.
President Wilson stood at tho chaplain's
right, with SqcrcUry Daniels at his left.
AVhen the chaplain ended his prayer,
he stepped back, leaving Secretary Dan
iels and "the president facing each othet.
DnlileW Ilend I.lt of lleroe.
Then the Secretary rclted the names of
the nineteen men In whose honor the
services were held. This Included two who
have died at Vera Cruz since the Mon
tana steamed away.
Dnnll'ln Hentl List of Heroes.
"Mr. President," said the secretary,
-1 havo the solemn honor to re
port to you, us commander-ln-chlet
of the United States navy, tho
names 'of tho fifteen sailors and four
marlnea who recently at Vera Cruz sealed
with their' blood their devotion to th
flag of their country. Alt were in th!
prime of vigorous young manhood. Of
the nineteen who answered their last roll
call with a cheerful 'aye, aye, sir," thir
teen wero 13 or under. Tho oldest was 8,
the youngest 19. Their average age was
but a little over 23. They were young
and suddenly beheld llfe'fl morn decline.
They gave not only all they were, but
all they hoped to be.
"The first to make the nobleit contrl-
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday.
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Coinparntlie I.oenl Iteooril.
1U. 1913. 1912. 1911.
Highest yesterday 71 61 &7 "5
Lowest yesterday 16 3 49
Mean temperature .... fcS fi6 61 CJ
Precipitation , T T .10 .W
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature SI
Deficiency for the day 3
Total excess since March 1 87
Normal precipitation 16 Inch
Deficiency for ttvo day 15 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 4.S0 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 l.M Inches
Kxccas for cor. period. 1913 S.15 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912.. .74 Inch
Kei'ort from Station nt T V. Si.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall,
Cheyenne, rain W 54 .OS
Davenport, rain 4S M .m
Denver, rain 16 - fit .jt
Des Moines, rain 4C 74! 2.M
Dodge City, clear St 70 .ft)
lender, cloudy 40 48 M
North Platte, cloudy It W .90
.)maha, cloudy 4J 71 T
Pueblo, cloudy 31 71 .u
Rapid City, snow J at .as
Salt Lake City, clear ! 84 .w
Santa Fe, clear ... . R no
Shtrldan. snow . . ...44 i ,0
loix t'ltv cloud 3H JJ
slentlnr rain '
T Indicates tra-e of pr iplt Uion.
Closes Vera Cruz
VZ, May 11. Gambling at
to cease. Brigadier General
Issued an order for nil
.houses running gambling to close, stat-
ins that any person found guilty after
toniKht of maintaining nygm, would
I bo subject to a fine of $1,000 and one
gear's Imprisonment at hard labor.
I General Funston Is closely watching
other plague spots In the cltys life, long I
regarded as Institutions, with tne Inten-
L,M t.r wk thm. .Km the old
opnnisn ounoay custom oi duii iikiiuhk
may be forbidden.
Business Is booming, with the excep
tlon of distributions Into the Interior.
General Funston Is -encouraging all trans,
portatlon to the Interior, but merchants
Inland so far have not availed them
selves of the opportunities.
Blue Jackets from the American and
jfcrelgn battk-shlps are enjoying Vmore
(shore privileges and tho officers fra
ternizing In the cafes and plazas, make,
a colorful scene. Navy men are allowed
ashore only In . spotless white uniforms
and tho sanitary pier, where landing
parties arrive, has a holiday appearance.
Dozens of booths have sprang up along
tho pier, where natives are selling soft
rlilr.ks to the men who a low weeks ago
swept through the city under fire.
t'nder Hed Cross officials Vera Cruz
Is celbratlng a continuous municipal
clean-up day. Every street, alley and va
Ins away refuse. Restoration of the elec
tric street lamps, shot away during the
fighting, Is about completed.
Humors of all sorts of a great rebel
attack on Tamplco are In circulation, but
naval officials arc withholding all In
formation received by them. Tho depart
ure of the British cruiser Essex and the
liner Mexico for Tamplco yesterday gave
new impetus to reports that the rebels
arc preparing to deliver a final coup,
probably with artillery said to have been
brought up from Monterey. If Tamplco
falls the attitude of the rebels towaitl
American Interests there and at this
pclnt Is awaited with Interest.
Silliman Still Held
Prisoner in Saltillo
WiamvnTns M v 11 Amor. n Con- I
sul SUllman still is Imprisoned at Saltlllo. !
according to a later dispatch from the
Brlzlllan minister In Mexico City, who
reported to the State department he has
made the strongest representations pos
sible for the release of the -American. Mr.
Sllllman's clerk, Mr. Marchanl, has been
set at liberty and left for Vera Cru
Secretary Bryan indicated late today tlfol
rported seizure of the Mexican ngnl
house at I.obos Island by Admiral Mayo
hau been made the subject of a protest
by tho Huerta government. He said the
matter had been called to his attention
by the South American mediators at the
direction, he assumed, of Huerta. He
added an investigation of the report of
the seizure had been ordered, hut the
State department had no direct Informa
tion on tho subject.
SAN FRANCISCO. May ll.-Brlnglng
further details nf tho hostile attitudo of
Mexican federals toward Americans on
the west coast, interspersed with many
laughable incidents of bravado, news fak
ing and comic opera warfare on the part
of tho Huertlstas, sixty-three refugees
reached San Francisco from Sallna Cruz
and way posts on the Pacific mall llnor
San Jose . They left behind them a few
Americans who preferred to take what
ever risk might be entailed In safeguard
ing their property.
Rebels at Juarez
Expect to Hear Soon
of Fall of Tampico
JUARKZ, Mexico, May 11. News of the
late of Tampico still Is awaited here byi
constitutionalist officials. While uncon-
firmed rumors have reached here througn
i unofficial channels that General Pablo
Gonzales and General Luis Caballero, in i
command of th constitutionalists, have
captured the city, officials here believe
tho main attack on the position of Gen
eral 5Caragoza has not yet been pressed
They place supreme confidence, how
ever, on the handling of the artillery by
Major Manuel Prleto, who Is in charge,
of the constitutionalist forces. Major
Prleto Is a graduate of Chapultepeo Mill-
!ury academy and is expected to open tho
opportunity for a dash by tho dismounted
lioopers of Goniales and Caballero.
The federal position. It Is reported. Is
extremely strong. Protected on one side
by the Tanuco river and on the other by
the I-aguna. thu federal entrenchments
nre said to command what is virtually
the only approach to the center of tho
oltv. If this position is carried, how-
tver, the. federals will be cut off from
..t i. tw,ai
George C. carotners, special reprcsen
tatlve of the State department, left to
day for Torreon, where ho will Join the
constitutionalists. He expects to accom
pany (Jeneial Villa and Carranza on the
campaign against Haltlllo and San Lula
Blow Up a Gunboat
WASHINGTON, May 11. Rear Admiral
Howard of the Pacific fleet reported to
day that the abandoned Mexican federal
gunboat Morelos was yesterday boarded,
set afire and blown up by the consti
tutionalists at Mazatlan.
Admiral Howard further reported that
the constitutionalist artillery at San
Pledras Island drove the Mexican trans
port Korrlgan out of the harbor.
Th. veht Iola has been towed from
Guaymas to Uipaz by the Cleveland. The
ir.ia 1 the vacht on which Arthur Payne.
a wealthy young man of Menlo Park, onage, whfre the Row M. M. Cable read ! damage to property In a number of towns
Cal., started for Guuymas. It .was two , the marriage lines, The bride and groom n Davenport, la. roofs were blown off
weeks overdue at ritiaymaa and had been ' wcr accompanied bv Mr and Mrs. A U I feveral resldrnrrs. Huge hailstones Ml
re; orud cdptured by Mexican rev olutlon-1 Hurbrldge They will makf their homeiin manv places. There were no casualt1"--it
1st Omaha i . i. i.- r
IN LABOR CASES
Supreme Court Sets
tion of Tl:
Samuel Oompers, John Mitchell and ,
Frank Morrison Escape.
GREW OUT OF COURT INJUNCTION
Chiefs Stentenced to Jail, but Con
victions Are Set Aside.
POINT OF MATTER INVOLVED
Jmllcm Holme' Who Henri the
Opinion, Sny Contempt Are Not
to fie Treated n Conspira
cies Tito Dissent.
WASHINGTON, May ll.-The contempt
sentences Imposed by the district su
preme court on Samuel Gompers, John
Mitchell and Prank Morrison, labor lead
ers, were set aside today by the supremo
court for tho second time as barred by
the statute of limitations.
Justice Holmes In beginning the opin
ion said that contempts wero not to be
treated as conspiracies, a point urged on
the court In behalf of tho labor leaders.
He said the case turned on tho point
that the contempt proceedings should
have been started within three years from
the dale of (he committing of tho of
fenses. U said proceedings for contempt
should be speedy and thus come within
the purpose nf the statute of limitations,
which require prosecutions within thrco
years. Justice Pitney and Vandevcntcr
The contempts charged against the la
bor leaders occuricd In 1907 and early In
1908, about the time thn District of Co
lumbia supreme court Issued an Injunc
tion prohibiting the federation officials
from boycotting the Bucks Stove and
Range company of- St. Louis, then In a
labor war with organized labor.
The labor leaders were sentenced to Jail,
but the supreme court of tho United
States In 1911 set thp conviction aside be
cause the labor lenders hadbcen pro
ceeded against as It the procedlngs were
part of the boycott suit. The district
couri. uie nay nuer mo reversal, men
be"-n ;Pte proceedings against the
leaders for the same offense,
Conclusion of Judnre Holme.
In concluding his decision Justice
Holmes said In part:
"Kven If the statute does not cover the
case by Its express words, as wo think It
does, still in dealing with the punishment
of crime a rule should be laid down, If
not b congress-, hr thfs-CTJttrCT'h 'power
to punish for contempt must havo norno
Jlmlt In time, nn in defining that limit
we should have regard to what has been
tho policy of the law from the founda
tion of the government. By analogy, If
not by enactment, the limit Is three
"In a country where not even treason
can be prosecuted after a lapso of three
years It could scarcely be supposed an
Individual would remain forever liable to
a pecuniary forfeiture.
"The result In that the Judgments,
based, as they are, mainly on offenses
that could not be taken Into considera
tion, must be reversed."
The decision settled the point that con
tempts of court are crimes. Tho point
has been raised In contempt cases
throughout the country.
Justice Holmes said that contempts
are infractions of tho law, visited with
punishment as such, and if they wore
not crimes the court was In enor as to
the most fundamental characteristics of
crimes as that word hns been understood
in Kngllsh speech.
General Lockout in
Ordered in 'Frisco
SAN FRANCISCO, May ll.-A general
lockout ln the building trades Industry In
Han Francisco was ordered today by the
Building Trades Kmployers' association. !
This action was caused by the refusal of
union painters to call off a strike for
higher wages, current for a month
About 23,000 men aro affected
TORNADO WRECKS BUILDING
IN NORTHWESTERN IOWA
SPKNCKR, la.. May ll.-A smiill tor
nado pussed north and northeast of this
town about G o'clock this afternoon. Barns
and other outbuildings on many farms
wero wrecked and windmills blown down.
Trains coming from both Spirit Iake and
Esthervlllo had to stop repeatedly to re
move debris and snow fences from the
track. Particulars wero difficult to ob
tain as phone lines are out of commission.
No- fatalities have been reported.
North of Dickens, In Clay county,
heavy damage was dune to farm property.
DKNISON, la., May U.-(Heclal.) A
severe storm of rain and. hall passed over
this county on Sunday evening. The win
dows on exposed sides of residences were
beaten In with, the hall. Creeks and
rivers overflowed their banks and fields
on hillsides were deep furrowed with the
ruh of water.
HARLAN. la.. May !t.(r'peclal.)A
heavy wind and hailstorm swept the
northern part of this county about 11
o'clock last night, doing considerable
hts In a groat
damage. The window lights
many farm homes were en
and some outbuildings were razed. Tho
oxaot details of the storm cannet be had
at this time as telephone lines are out of
IJinahn Couple Slurried at Logan,
IX)GAN, la., May 11.-(Speela1.)-Mlsi
bylvla Norris and Nb Ray of Omaha
' came here .Saturday afternoon, and after
Procuring the marriage license of the
oP"ty clerk, went to the Methodist par-
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
TEMPERATURE J'AKES DROP
Goes Down Thirty-Five Degrees in
Omaha During Twelve Hours.
RAIN AND SNOW IN STATE
Preclpltntlon Turn to Snnn In the
ninck II 111 Countrr Cold to
Contlnne Today rrltli finme
vrbat Warmer Tonight.
, ,.- s-y ;T . ' ' '" '
Following the report of snow in tin
northwest a decided drop In temperatures
was expcrlencrd In Omaha' and vicinity
last night. In the western part of the'j
state there wore rains and In the north
western light snows. The tnmpcraturo In
Omaha yesterday morning whb 71 at 9
o'clock and was 39 at 9 p. m., a drop of
The colder weather will conlluuo to
day, it Is said, with slowly rising tem
peratures, beginning tonight or Wednes-
While rains were not gccnral Sunday
In Nebraska, there wore numerous places
whero there were heavy showers. Valen-
tine. O'Neill. Ravqnna and niact cally all
of tho stations on the Northwes cm and
Burlington In tho northern part of the
state, beginning back from the Missouri
to one-half Inch of precipitation.
Along the Cnlon Pacific and Burlington,
from Grand Island to Hastings west
there whb considerable precipitation. In
the Black Hills there was an Inch of
snow, and fioni Moorcroft to Billings,
Mont., snow flurries wore general during
Central Iowa, according to the reports
from tho offices of the Omnha-Chlcagu
roads, wero treated to wind, hnll und
ralu Sunday. The storm, or at least
that whlrh was damaging, soems to have
started In tho vicinity of Perry. There
the Milwaukee sustained a washout of
Its grade nnd the wind blew down a dozen
or more telegraph poles. Trains coming
west during the storm hud all their win
dow on tho north sldq broken out hy
' nal1' omo of w,llcl1 were n8 laTKe
,,cnB' FRB" nni were rtr,ven wltn rrflc
force b' ,n wfnfl-
Tl" "',me riorm struck tho Rock Island
! at Valley Junction, a short distance west
! R number of miles of telegraph wlro was
leveled to tho ground.
Tho Burlington caught the storm at a
point cast of Vlllt'sca. and while Its track
was not washed out, water ran ovur
tho grade, delaying trains sevurul hours.
In and around Villiscu heavy wind and
considerable hall was reported.
The storm traveled from nrth to south,
bearing somewhat to the west. It started
early In the evening and continued at
Intervals during the night.
As a rettult of tho Iowa storm, train
service from the cast was badly crip
pled yosterday on tho Rock Island, Mil
waukee and Burlington, tho trains being
from six to ton hours late.
LOUIS STINE IS INJURED
WHEN MOTOR CAR UPSETS
RBATRICK. Neb.. Msy 11 (Special
Telegram. )-Ix)uls Sline .nnd his son,
Isadore, of Lincoln were severely Injured
n mile and ahalf north of Cortland when
j tnplr automobile upset,
taken back to r''ncoln
Mr. Stlne was
and placed In a
hospital and his son was brought to
Beatrice. Mr. Stlne, his four children
and their chauffeur, were on route to
Beatrice. As the driver turned out to
pass a buggy the car struck a root, turn
ing completely over.
llnll Hlurm In Hmtrrn town
CHICAGO, May ll.-A storm which
passed over western Illinois and eastern
Iowa early today caused oennlderable
Untangling or More Tangling?
UAVVW' t".ot Hfm
Tour of Grand Opera
Company in the West
Proves to Be Frost
CHICAGO, May 11. John C. Shaffer,
chairman of tho executive committed nf
tho Chicago Grand Opera company, today
said the western tour of tho singers wan
not a success. The company, he said,
lost npptoxlmately Jfi0.000 on the venture.
"The San Francisco engagement of two
weeks was VSpWrlally disappointing due
to it number of circumstances, although
the generally bad condition of bittlnosrt
might bn given ns the main-contributing
cause. Other cities on the western cir
cuit fulled to respond to the extent that
wbm expected," Mr. Shaffer said:
"Tho Chicago engagement was quite up
to our anticipation and followed by an
even mou'erntely prospcrlous western tour
tho season as a whole would have been
ended with a small margin of profit
Money making, however. In not tho ob
ject of tho opera company, oven although
K highly desirable that It ho so con-
i ajuctc-d that It pay its way
j Iiy cvent there , noll)nK ln tll0
BlUlat,OI1 ,0 callB0 any wor lo n)Ullo
VMm nnd tno wc8t w h
, urpa88, anjr whaie m the
Becker Jury is
NEW YORK. May 11. -A Jury to try
Charles Becker, former lieutenant of
police, charged with Instigating the mur
der of Herman Rosenthal, the gambler,
was again completed today. Frederick
A. Strock. a book-keeper and Frederick
C. Barrett a consulting engineer wero
the men chosen.
It was Just at noon when the twelfth
Juror was seclected and District Attorney
Whitman Immediately began his open
ing presentation of the state's case to
Mr. Whitman In his address In no way
suggested that the prosecution had any
new evidence to present. It Is under
stood that whatever new evidence the
state does Introduce will bn held as a
surprise. His speech, on the whole, was
without hltterncss and was chiefly a re
view of tho events leading up to and fol
lowing the murder.
Mexican Youth is
Hanged for Murder
of School Teacher
PKCOP, Texas, May 11. Ion Cardenas
Martinez, a Mexican youth, was hanged
hero at noon today for the murder of
Miss Kmma Brown, r school teacher,
three years ago.
Only a week ago Spanish Ambassador
Rlano, on behalf of tho Moxlrun govern
ment, appealed both to Secretary of State
Bryan and Governor Colquitt to savo
Martinez. The Texas governor, however,
said he would not Interfere.
L0VETT MAKES ATTACKS ON
ADMINISTRATION TRUST BILL
WASHINGTON, Muy it. "I think If
you make this hill retroatlve you will
give the railroad world the greatest ehJt
It has foil In years. The minute you
make this act rctroatlvo and apply it to
tt'latlnns heretofore establlshrd, you
menace almost every Important ruilroad
Ir this country."
This was the prediction today of Judge
Robert S. I.ovett, chairman of the Union
Pacific board, In criticising the admini
stration anti-trust hill bo fore the senate
Intri stat' commerce committee.
Judge l-mett attacked the hill s provi
sions prU IHtli'g stork ownership hy ne
carrier of another
FANNING AIRSHIS YIEWS
Starts Political Argument Over Can
didacy of Charles W. Bryan.
OTHERS LISTEN PATIENTLY
Wheel Horse of Democratic Party
Mop to TnUe a Whiff of the
Contention Sprang hy
It wail n convention, without. the'f6r
mnllty of a written' call. ft . was ( not
sanctioned either t: the democratic aiat
committee nor by tho Jneksonlan or
Jcfferflnnliin clubs. It was an old-fashioned
curbstone convention on the pave
ment In front of George Rogers' cigar
store. It was an unrecorded convention,
yet a half dozen local democratic vet.
erans put themselves on the mental rec
ord of tho onlookers and listeners so
that there will be some things It will b
hard for them to deny In the future.
Charles K. Fanning, old-time democrat,
eamo up the street with threo or font
others. Charles wa furious, He would
not stand for the candidacy of Charles
W Bryan for governor. No slrt He was
against everything that savored of th
And he waved his arms and smnshrd
his flstn Into the palm of his hand until
thn resounding smack re-echoed from ttm
faco of the buildings across the street
In front nf the cigar storo he was halted
by a little group that wanted to hear
what all the excitement was about.
George Roger Joined In the dispute.
Rogers said he was for Charles Bryan
for governor, and felt sure that all would
"Why, Bryan didn't even vole for
Dahlman when he was running for gov
ernor." shouted Fanning.
"He did too," snapped Rogers. "I'll bet
you JI00 ho did."
"Bet nothing," shrieked Fanning.
"Who would you leave it to7"
"I'm willing tn leave it to Bryan him-
self," replied Rogers.
"Iave It to Bryan!" sneered Fanning.
1 wouldn't take his word on anything. '
"Then shut up," eaJd Rogers, "for
money talks "
Closer and closer crowded the demo
crats who wanted to hear the discussion
out Meyer Klein clung close to Kan-
nlng's elbow and kept urging "That's
right: me, too. That's right. Charley."
And when Rogers was getting the bet.
ter of the urguniont Klein, crowding do
to Fanning, again ventured, "No. no.
Ucorge; you're wrog, George."
Upheld the llrynna.
But George Rogers went on upholding
tho Bryans. George Hey and George
Yager, old democratic wheelhornes, clung
close enough to the battle front to get
a whiff of the smoke. Pete Botand,
democrat, who once thought of filing
for. sheriff, clung to the outer rim of
the circle, and sad:
"Silence Is golden."
III the second circle on the outer rim
of the group clung Henry F. Moyere,
republican candidate for register of deeds
of Douglas county; Robert C. Druese
dow, republican representative from
Douglas county In the state legislature,
and Jim Hammond and Rube Wiseman,
old-time republicans of Omaha.
Still back of this rim stood the lone
bullmoose, John I .owls, chairman of the I
Douglas county progressive committee.
Spying Lewis, Charles Fanning roared
out again: "I'd give my support and
my money to a bullmoose before I'd
support a Bryan for an office."
Lewis did not offer to take Fannlng's
cash subscription at the moment, how
ever, and tho raging discussion went on.
Politician Are I.lnr.
"All politicians arc liars," was another
venture of Fannlng's.
Rogers Insisted they were not, but no
money was ventured on the proposition.
Colonel John Mahcr's name was men
tioned hut casually and his candidacy for
u onunuea on race i woi
BY SECRETARY BRYAN
Head of State Department Refuses
to Say Whether Third Mediator
Will Be Appointed.
ALL EYES ARE NOW ON TAMPICO
Expected Capture of City by Rebels
Will Relieve Situation.
CORRESPONDENTS ARE RELEASED
Newspapermen Arrested by Huerta
on Way Back to Coast.
MR RUIZ FILES A PROTEST
Mexican Knrelajn Minister Sny
Ainerlenn Torpedo Boat Helmed
l.lKhthniiae on Ulnnrf
WASHINGTON, May U. Admiral Mao
has reported thht twenty-three cannon
shots were heard at Tamplco last night
American Consul C. A. Miller and ths
vice consul, he icported. now are aboarl
the Connecticut. Ten or fifteen Amer
icans refused to leave the city.
WASHINGTON, May U.-Associate
Justice Joseph Ruck.tr Lamar of the
1,'nltcd States si.prome court and Fred
crick W. Lehmnnn of St. Louis, Mb,,
former solicitor general, have been se
lected by the president to represent his
views before the South American
mediators In the Mexican mediation nego
tiations at Niagara Falfs, Canada. Sec
retary Bryan nmdu this official announcement-
Whether a third icprcscntative would be
appointed Mr. Bryan declined to Indi
cate, stating that It. could be assumed
there would bo no other appointed.
All ICjc Are on Tainjilro.
The reported seizure of tho Island of
I I.obos as an Incident In liteqt develop
ments in the Mexican situation was not
mure eagerly dlscuseed today than re
sults of tho renewed rebel attack on
Tamplco. Capture of that port by the
constitutionalists, it was considered,
might relieve the danger to destruction
of foreign property there through pro
longed fighting Early reports today
stated that one of the bitterest battles of
the Carranza rebellion was In progress.
The constitutionalists had been rein
forced with men. and artillery and were
determined to bring the siege to an end.-
Correspondents Are Released.
Release of (hs American war corre
spondents who were' arrested by federat
soldiers relieved a, teriae situation. Press
ing represontuftdnB1 on liueHK frdnr sev
eral diplomatic sources esulteil n 'free
dom'' for Waller Whlffen 6t the Assd
dated Press, Richard Harding Davis of
the Nw York Tribune. Mndll MeTor
mck of the London' Times and A. J. Hut
ton of the Washington J'ost. They were
believed to be enroUte to Vera Cruz or
Puerto, Mex., after their experiences In
Despite the absence nf President Wil
son and Secrets ry Daniels, who were In
New York today nt the memorial sen
Ices for the American killed 'In the oc
cupation of Vera Cruz, the War arid
Navy departments continued working
out their precautionary plans.
Kanaton Arrest Correspondent.
First Lieutenant Charles M. Malgne,
United States army, retired, who went,
through the Mexican lines at Vera Cruz,
ln the capacity of correspondent for ji
Washington newspaper, won arretted
today on returning to Vera Cruz. Advice
of his arrest reached the War depart
ment from General Funston.
Malgnc's arrest was ordered from Wash.
Ington on the ground that It would be
difficult to satisfactorily explain the
presence of an American officer within
the lines of those who contest the right
of the United States on Mexican soil.
Orders had previously gone out for
Malgne to cease writing newspaper
stories and when General Funston re
ported that the retired officer hsd passed
through the Mexican federal lines, the
order for his nrrest followed.
Officials here took the view that as
Lieutenant Malgne, although retired, still
is subject to the Jurisdiction of Secre
tary Garrison, It would be difficult If not
Impossible to satisfy the Mexican fed
eral commander that the officer's pres
ence within the enemy's lines was ln his
purely civil capacity as a newspaper cor
respondent and not as a United States
Complaint I'V Hols,
MEXICO CITY, May ll.-Forelgrn Min
ister Ruiz has telegraphed the South
American mediators in Washington that
several United States torpedo boats with
a transport and tender appeared off the
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