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HERALD MADS" MEAN BETTER BUSINESS HERALD BEST OF ALL LOCAL NEWSPAPERS PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT. MONDAY, MAY 11, 1914 TWELVE PAGES. ESTABLISHED 1876. HEW EN 1 BYRNES DISCLOSES PUBLICITY METHODS ; Former Vice President of Road Has Tilt With Folk. DEMANDS COURTEOUS TREATMENT .George B. Phippen Testifies That Dividends on Preferred Stock of the ' Boston Holding Company Were Paid by New Haven Money. . "Washington, May 11. Methods em- ployed by the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad for acquiring publicity were disclosed today by Timothy E. Byrnes of Boston, for merly a , vice president of the road, in "general charge of legislative mat ters as far as necessary, also pub ' licity." as he expressed it when the " interstate commerce commission re ' sumed its inquiry. He told of pay ments to various newspaper men in New England for services rendered the company in the way of articles for 'the press and information furnished as to the activities of agencies work ing against the New Haven. 5 " The proceedings were enlivened by Iu a tilt between Mr. Byrnes and Chief .Counsel Folk of the commission, who alluded to the witness in the course of his examination as "Tim" Byrnes. "I ask that you call me Timothy Byrnes," requested the witness, his I face coloring with anger. 7 . will call you, what I please,", re " torted Mr. Folk, also showing some heat. i , Demand Is . Made. "I 'demand that I be treated with ""courtesy," answered Byrnes, looking , to -Examiner Gartner, who was presid ing. '. ; "It seems . to me," remarked Mr. Gartner, "that the witness should be called by the name he requests." Mr. Byrnes was closely interrogat ed regarding the employment of H. :f B. Knowles, a member of the Massa chusetts legislature, during a legis- lative recess while Knowles was ' a member of a committee that had un- der consideration the question of - whether it was advisable to allow the New Haven to increase its investment i in trolley company holdings in west- 'em- Massachusetts. . r;- , . ;;: ' u. Ignorant of Salary, ; , ,v - ' ' , Mr. Folk asked if vlt was jjto&fcaial ' tnat ivnowies at tms time was being Vaid at the rate of $3,000 a year by the New .Haven and if Mr. Byrnes did not know that the Toad was in--i lerested in the trolley matter. "Per :i 'sonally, I did hot know of it," an swered Mr. Byrnes. "Do you not know that Knowles signed a1 report favoring the road fr" " "I do not know it, but I have heard i, the statement made." . . , ; Phippen on Stand. ' Mr. 'Phippen, the first witness, "testified that he became trea " surer of the .Boston Railroad XrAvcr inmnanv r QontoTYi Hoy 1011 ' and that he also was treasurer of the Old Colony railroad and several other 4. transportation companies.-, . ( , J, "Were any shares of the Boston and Maine railroad acquired by the ' 'Boston', Railroad Holding company ' Mi. V 0l .. . 1 ttiitjr you ucttuie ucasuici . in quired Mr. Folk, counsel for, the com mission.: ' .. ' '', , "None." ' Notes Were Cancelled. ' - v . . f Mr. Phippen explained that he had J ..-.a 4. - P ii. t- x i- ii f j jcanceiieu notes 01 me .dob 1041 -xvaii- road Holding company : for $3,370, , " 082,which had been turned over to lv' ' him by the former treasurer. He identified a demand , note - for that , amount issued to the New Haven for . 22,581 shares of Boston and Maine f stock. 1 . .-. -...' ;," ""Did your company ever issue any notes to Mr. Billard or to' the 'Bil s -lard company?'? asked Mr. Folk. t VNot while ! was treasurer," said ; Mr. Phippen, "and we issued, none . to , anybody else." . ' ''When was the last dividend of the .Boston and Maine paid?' "As of April 1. 1913." : . Paid Each Six Months. ' Since that time, the witness ex plained, the New Haven railroads had id each six months the amount :essary to enable the Boston Hold ing company to pay dividends on ltd ', 'preferred stock. $112,000 For Outsiders. Out of these amounts paid to the Boston: Railroad Holding company by the jNew Haven, Mr; Phippen said about $112,000 annually went to out side stockholders, the remainder go ing back to the New Haven. , KIBBES NOT NOTIFIED. , Had "ot Been Officially Told of Dis- " missal lip to This Noon. 4 ' g Up to this noon Superintendent kQeorge 'F. Kibbe of the ; Town home K'had not received official notice of the action of the board of public charities, which voted last Friday night to re ?' quest him to resign. "We have received no official notice and of course have not taken any , action," said Mrs. Klbbe, who is matron of the institution. : "We have not consulted any lawyer but 1 pre ,". wime we shall fisrht dismissal. We Jshall probably receive the notice some Tpai4 LXJLLfXy livJii 1,1 viiwi tvij wvai ' if- . . HOMELESS SICILIANS AIDED BY AUTHORITIES Official lietums of the Catania Earth quake Give 150 Dead and Many Hundreds Injured. Catania, May 11. Army, navy and clviliian authorities continued today their efforts to relieve the distress of the thousands of Sicilians deprived of their homes and property by ' the earthquake which destroyed a dozen villages and caused the death or injury of hundreds of persons during the night of May 8 Many of thepeasants afflicted by the catastrophe are migrating from the district, taking with them all they could recover of their personal effects. Others for the present refuse to move from the scene until they know the fate of , their missing relatives. The injured found among the debris of the ruined houses have been car ried to the nearest hospitals after treatment by the Red Cross sergeons. The official returns of the dead gave the number at about 150, but it is be lieved many more are still buried in the debris. The injured total many hundreds. COURT DETERS ACTION ON STATUTORY OFFENSES District Attorney to Investi gate Circumstances of Ar rests at Meriden. Meriden, Conn. May 11. Police court action in the cases of the two young men and two girls, arrested last night, after having lived here for the last four weeks as married, was deferred today, pending investi gation of the circumstances by United States District Attorney F. A. Scott, who was expected to come to Meriden during the afternoon. The ; men are Robert W. Roberts, twenty-one, of Boston, and Harrison S. Trafford, twenty-six, of Chicago. They are charged with enticing , the girls from their homes and with other statutory offenses. The girls are Ruth Mason, nineteen, of Bethlehem, and Edna . Bailey, twenty, of Bristol. ' They were arrested at the instigation of the Bailey girl's mother. It. is al leged that the girls left thehv homes last February, i and that since then have been canvassing with the young men in Spingfleld and Holyoke, Mass J and in Meriden. -!''-'''''':': " ' ; vXfceineri'are vheldtlnt3;00& bohds each and the girls in $500 bonds each. It is understood that '"'Mr. ScOtt will investigate to determine if ., there is any, basis for prosecution of , the men under the Mann act. . ";;'' ' RECEIVE NEW GARBAGE BIDS. Board of Health Meets Tonight to Settle Troublesome Point. The board of health will hold -its second meeting this evening and will take action on bids' for the collection of garbage. The bids must . be filed by 6 o'clock this evening. The common council has already turned down two recommendations on the part of the old health board to the effect that the contract be award ed to J. J. Donahue. The bid of Swanson Bros, was $3,000, in com parison1 to $6,600 by Donahue, and some members of the council believed that the' former should be given an opportunity to do the work if he could file a proper bond. This will be. the first time the matter has been dealt with by the new health com mission. PDAINTIFF AT, BENEFIT DANCE. Hilding Nelson Assists in "Cause" of Defendants. . Among those present at the. dance given in the bungalow Saturday even-, ing for the benefit of Adolph Carl son' Andrew Carlson and Adolph Fran sen, was Hilding Nelson, the Swedish liquor dealer, who is bringing a $5, 000 law suit for slander against these gentlemen. About fifty couple were present, the majority of whom were greatly sur prised to see that even the plaintUT in the suit was assisting in the "cause." "JOY RIDERS" TAKE HORSE. A horse and wagon owned by Abra ham Cheneski was kidnapped by a crowd of "joy riders" last evening, but was found an hour and a half after it was taken. Cheneski hitched the horse on Elm street, near North street, while he went into a house on a visit. At 11 o'clock he decided to go home, but had to walk, as his outfit was missing. Officer Charles Mc Carthy found the horse hitched to a post on Hulburt street at 12:25 this morning. . DIDN'T MKE FOREMAN. When the street department began macadamizing Olive street this morn ing, it is said, a few of the workmen quit because they didn't like a new foreman who had been appointed. The foreman is a foreigner and they refused to work under him. GONE TO BOSTON. Major Frank H Johnston, of the Putnam Phalanx, accompanied by sev enteen members of his battalion, are attending the anniversary exercises of the Boston Fusiliers in the Hub city. They will return tomorrow. NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO NAVY HEROES Silent Thousands View Procession in Honor of Vera Cruz Dead. SEVENTEEN FUG-DRAPED COFFINS President Wilson, Sec. Daniels, Gov. Glynn, Senators, Congressmen and Bluejackets Participate in Funeral Cortege. New York, May 11. The dead from Vera Cruz were landed on American soil today and city, state and nation paid their tribute. : Two1 hours before , the city was astir,' seventeen flag-draped cof fins were removed from the boat deck of the armored cruiser Montana and placed on caissons on the plaza in Battery Park. Few witnessed this ceremony for the sun was but half risen; but thousands later lined the streets to watch the slow procession wind its way to the navy yard. Perhaps , not since the Dewey parade has there been such a spon taneous demonstration. : President Wilson Arrives. President Wilson arrived in the city from Washington shortly . after- 7 o'clock almost unobserved. He wad driven immediately to the home of Colonel E. M. House and then to the' Battery to take a place in the pro cession.' It had at first been ar ranged that the president was to go to the navy yard to receive the na tion's dead on Government ground, but at the last moment Mr. Wilson changed h?s mind and was driven to the Bat-te-y so as to participate in the cere monies from the beginning to end. When , he reached the Battery the heroic dead, were upon gun caissons, police had lined the way and the pro cession was ready to move. Bluejacket in Line. ' Twenty-four picked mounted police led the. way. Behind them were the "combined bands of the dreadnoughts. AVyoming andi Texas, and behind the bands six hundred bluejackets from these ships. Next came the coffins, in single file. At the side of each rode a policeman, and at the corner of each, caisson trudged a national guardsman. ! The Stars and Stripes albne covered the caskets. Behind the last caisson came the carriages bearing' the " president, secretary of the navy, senators, con gressmen and representatives of the state and city. With President Wilson were Dr. Grayson, his physician and Secretary Tumulty. "Very Pathetic Scene. Never had the Battery witnessed such a scene as (today's. Noiselessly, almost, tugs nosed up to Pier A, and with a precision that is the navy's, the seventeen dead . were landed, grouped ' on the caissons, and the bluejackets who were to march be gan to assemble. The men from the Texas came by tug from the navy yard whence their ship was to sail later in the day for Mexican waters. The Wyoming men came ashore in their own boats. It was the Wyom ing that convoyed the funeral ship in to the harbor yesterday. The cortege began to move at 9 o'clock, the ship's band playingx. a funeral march, bluejackets with arms reversed. The crowd stood silent and with bared heads. Through the sky scraper canyon of lower Broadway, past old Trinity church and into the city hall plaza the procession passed. The stock exchange was closed in honor of the dead, as were other ex changes in the city. In the schools special exercises were carried out. Rides With President. At the city hall Mayor Mitchel, af ter delivering a brief address in be-, stowing the city's wreath, entered the president's carriage and rode with him to the navy yard. "The people of New York pay their solemn respect to these honored dead," said the mayor in his address. "To the stricken families of these men their loss is irreparable. Nothing that we can say now, nothing that we can do can mitigate it. But to the Amer ican people their loyalty and sacrifice give new inspiration.. "These men gave their lives not in war, but in the extension of peace. Our mission in Mexico is not to en gage in conquest, but to help restore to a neighboring republic the tran quillity and order which is the base of civilization. "The highest tribute paid in this hour to the dead of Vera Cruz is tht renewed pledge of loyalty to the na tion, its honor and its service, inspired by their brave deaths, and. the heightened resolution of our people to enter, whenever the need arises, the path of patriotic service." Heads Are Bared. It was just 10:50 when the proces sion reached the navy yard. Presi dent Wilson, Secretary Daniels, Gover nor Glynn and the others on the president's stand stood bareheaded while the coffins were taken from the caissons and placed in a line in front of the stand. The transfer occupied fifteen minutes. As each coffin was placed before the president the sailor pall bearers joined a line that flanked the row opposite the president. The heat was oppressive, and one of the (Continued on Ntnth Page.) COUNTRY'S SYMPATHY EXPRESSED BY PAGE American Ambassador to Italy Car ries Message of Condolence for Catania Earthquake. Rome, May 11. Thomas Nelson Page, American ambassador to Italy, today conveyed to Marquis Disan Guiliano, Italian foreign minister, the sympathy of the American govern ment and people with Italy in connec tion with the disastrous earthquake at Catania. In reply the foreign minister said Italy remembered with gratitude the practical sympathy displayed by America during former calamities. Both the Marquis Disan Guiliano and the president of the Italian Red Cross expressed their thanks for the contribution of $5,000 from the American Red Cross toward the relief of the sufferers. ' WHITMAN OPENS STATE'S CASE AGAINST BECKER District Attorney Assails for mer Lieutenant As Real - Murderer of Rosenthal. New York, May 11. A jury to try Charles Becker, former lieutenant of police, charged with instigating the murder of Herman Rosenthal, the gambler, was again completed today. 1 Frederick A. Strock, a bookkeeper, and Frederick C. Barrett, a consult ing engineer, were chosen today to take the places of men who were ex cused on Saturday.. It was just at noon when the twelfth juror was selected and District Attor ney Whitman immediately began his opening presentation of the state's case to the jury. Mr. Whitman, in his address, made no .mention of the execution of the death sentence of the four gunmen, and in no way suggested that the prosecution had any new evidence to present. His speech was chiefly a re view of the events leading up to and following the murder. . Particularly the prosecutor em phasized Becker's alleged motive for seeking Rosenthal's death the fear that the gambler would expose him as a partner in his gambling establish ment. "The. one sinister figure the only one of the group-in-whose breast a real motive for the death of Rosenthal existed," said Mr. Whitman, "the man who had everything to lose should Rosenthal live the man who had everything to gain' by silencing his tbngue forever in death the man whose sworn duty it was to protect human life and property, and to en force the law the man who, by power which he exercised over law break ers, was able to accomplish, as we believe he confidently expected with out personal risk, the death of the man whom he hated and whom he feared. And, it is the contention of the people that the real murderer of Herman Rosenthal, that the worst criminal of them-all, is the man who, on the sixteenth of July, 1912, was a lieutenant of police of the city of New York, and who is today the pris oner at the bar." ; Mrs. Becker, wife of the defendant, was not in court early today, as had been her custom, but just before the last juror was selected she arrived and took a seat far to one side of the room, out of the range of vision of the jurors. PRACTICE CONTINUES. American Polo Team Members Await Official News from England. New York, May 11. Reports'from London that the Hurlingham club contemplated asking for a postpone ment of the international polo match for tMe challenge cup will not cause a halt in the preparations of the polo association for placing a strong de fending team in the field. Until defi nite word is received from the img lish challenging club, the candidates for the American team will continue their practice games. It was reported today that the Hur lingham club had asked for a post ponement of the matches until Sep tember or October. However, no of ficial announcement of the receipt of such a request was made by the lo cal officials. DEAF MUTES WED. Sign Language Used By Father Quinn to Perform Ceremony. Meriden, Conn., May 11. A double wedding of deaf mutes was solemn ized at St. Laurent's French Roman Catholic church here today, Miss Laura A. Lanoue was married to Frederick S. Gagnier of North Adams, Mass., and her sister, Miss Eva A. Lanoue to Mois Leblanc of Lowell, Mass. The brides are daughters of Walter Lanoue of this city. The cere mony was performed by Father Quinn of St. Joseph's cathedral, Hartford, who used the sign language for the ceremony. WEATHER. Hartford, May 11. Increas ing cloudiness and cooler to night. Tuesday unsettled and cooler, probably showers. SEC. DANIELS LAUDS VERA CRUZ VICTIMS Coinmander-in-Cliief of U. S. Navy Delivers Address at Navy Yard. REPORTS NAMES TO PRESIDENT George Poinsett of Pennsylvania Was the First to Sacrifice His Life in Defense of the Stars and Stripes at Mexico. New York, May 11. Following the invocation by Chaplain Cassard at the funeral services for the' Vera Cruz dead at the navy yard, Secretary Daniels turned to the president and said: "Mr. President: I have the solemn honor to report to you as commander-in-chief of the United States navy the names of the fifteen sailors and four marines who recently at Vera Cruz sealed with their blood their de votion to the flag of their country. All were in the prime of vigorous young manhood. Of the nineteen who answered their last roll call with a cheerful 'aye, aye, sir,' thirteen were twenty-two or under. The oldest was thirty-six, the youngest nineteen, Their average age was but a little over twenty-three. They were young and suddenly 'beheld life's morn de cline.' They gave not only all they were but all they hoped to be. First to Die. "The first to make the noblest con tribution that a man rpay give was George Poinsett of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was in his twen tieth year and served as seaman on the United States steamship Florida. The others of the immortal nineteen in whose honor this memorial is held today were: Boswell,, Louis Frank, chief gun ner's mate, . battleship Michigan, of Coulterville, 111. Defabbio, Gabriel A.., gunner's mate, battleship New Jersey, of Ba tavia, N. Y. De Lowry, Francis P., seaman, bat tleship New Hampshire, of Pittsburg. Deverick, Frank, ordinary seaman, battleship South Carolina, of Blakes burg, la. Fisher, Elzie C, ordinary seaman, battleship New Hampshire, of Forest, Miss.' Friend, Louis Oscar, ordinary sea man, battleship Arkansas, of Grena, La. Frohlichstein, E. H., seaman, battle ship New Hampshire, of Mobile, Ala. Haggerty, Daniel Aloysius, private marine corps, of Cambridge, Mass. Lane, Dennis J seaman, battleship New Hampshire, of New York city. Marten, Samuel, private marine corps, of Chicago. Percy, Rufus Edward, private ma rine corps, of Concord, N. H. Poinsett, George, seaman, battle ship Florida, of Philadelphia. Schumacher, . John F., coxswain, battleship Florida; of Brooklyn, N. Y. Smith, Charles Allen, ordinary sea man, battleship New Hampshire, of Philadelphia. Stream, Albin Eric, ordinary sea man, battleship New Jersey, , of Brooklyn, N. Y. Summerlin, Randolph, private ma rine corps, Willacooches, Ga, Watson, Walter L., ordinary sea man, battleship Arkansas, of Orleans, Mass. Clarence R. Harshbarger of New York state, and Henry Pulliam of Virginia. ; Held In Remembrance. "I hand you, Sir, the names of these heroes recorded high on the national roll of honor that they may be preserved in the archives of our republic. Their services will be held in lasting remembrance by a grateful people." GET NEW STOREYARD. The board of public works has rented the L. M. Barnes property on Church street, a short distance east of the railroad crossing, to use it as a sloreyard. The board formerly had its storeyard in the rear of the Gram mar school but was forced to move as the property was taken for a site for the prevocational school. MCCARTHY FOR ASSISTANT. Despite rumors to the contrary it is said that the board of public works will make several appointments to morrow evening. One of the commis sioners is said to have made the statement that E. A. McCarthy will probably be the selection for assistant city engineer at $1,400 per year. Mr. McCarthy Is the present assistant en gineer. STATUTE ANNULLED. Washington, May 11. The Texas statute providing that a person should not act as a freight railway conductor without having had two years' ex perience as a freight brakeman, ex cept in cases of emergency, was today annulled as unconstitutional by the supreme court. SIGHTSEEING TOURS. Greenwich, Conn.. May 11. The delegates and their friends who have already come to town for the annual convention of the state body of the Knights of Columbus tomorrow, spent today in sightseeing followed later in the da'y by a trip on the Sound. WILL ASK PARDON FOR CONVICTED MEN District Attorney Corcoran to Plead With Gov. Walsh for Release" of .... - James Mantir and Peter Delorey. Cambridge, Mass., , May 11. The murder of Annie Mullins in March, 1908, one of the most mysterious with which Middlesex county authorities have had to deal is recalled by a movement to secure 'the pardon of James Mantir and Peter Delorey, con victed of the crime. District Attorney William J. Corcoran announced "yes terday that an investigation had satis fied him of the Innocence of the young men and that he would ask Governor Walsh to give them their liberty. Mantir is serving a life term and De lorey was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment.' The body of the young woman, who was employed as a maid by Professor Von Jagerman of Harvard, was found in a field in Arlington. Her throat had been cut. It was not until a year ....later that the authorities secured bufficient evidence to make an arrest. Delorey made a confession to the police, implicating Mantir, but later declared that it had been forced from him by the police. CONTEMPT SENTENCES ARE AGAIN SET ASIDE Labor Leaders, for Second Time, Win Victory in Supreme Court. Washington, May 11. The con tempt sentences imposed by the Dis trict supreme court upon , Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell and Frank Morrison, labor leaders, were set aside today by the supreme court for the second' time as barred by the statute of limitations. Justice Holmes, in beginning the opinion, said that contempts were not to be treated as conspiracies, a point urged upon the court in behalf of the labor leaders. Justice Holmes said the case turned upon the point that the contempt proceedings, should have been started within three years from the date of the committing of the offenses. He said that proceedings for contempt should , be speedy and thus come with in the purpose of the statute of limi tations, which "require prosecutions within three years. ' ; . Justices Pitnefr. and Vandevanter dissented. WAS ORDINANCE BROKEN? Chief's Auto Taken to Hartford Satur day Afternoon. Those who read the Item In the Herald Saturday stating that Fire Chief Dame and some of the safety commissioners went to Hartford in the chief's automobile to inspect ,a new pump. being demonstrated in that city are wondering whether a New Britain ordinance was violated. Section 137 reads: "No apparatus shall be taken beyond the city limits, except for assistance in case of fire, and then only by permission of the mayor or chairman of thte board of public safety." It is said that Chairman Andrews and Commissioner Ailing accompanied Chief Dame on the trip. TEMPORARILY RELEASED. London, May 11. airs. Mary Wood, the militant suffragette who on May 4 mutilated the portrait of Henry James, the novelist, by John Singer Sargent, the American artist, in the Royal academy, was temporarily re leased from prison today. She is in a very weak condition from the effects of a "hunger and thirst strike." DRUGGIST IS 1TXJED. Waterbury, Conn., May 11. John W. Spain, druggist, pleaded guilty to day on two counts for the illegal sale of liquor and was fined $50 and costs on each count. Spain was paid by his wife Saturday to have disappeared, but he showed up in town Saturday night and was arrested. DRUG VICTIM SENTENCED. Hartford, May 11. The heaviest fines yet imposed by Judge Eberle in police court were given Daniel Mc Namara, alias John Hodgkins, today. The man who says he halls from Bos ton and is a confessed drug victim, was fined $200 and sent to ail for ninety days. He was charged with theft of $20 and assault. SUICIDE BY GAS. New Haven, May 11. Thomas Moran, 33, and unmarried, committed suicide by inhaling gas at his board ing house during last night. The reason for his act is not known. LONG CONFERENCE HELD. Rome, May 11. Cardinal Farley today had a long conference with Cardinal Merry del Val, papal secre tary of state. FLOWERS FOR CHURCH. Mrs. Charles Landers, mother of Senator George M. Landers, presented the. Stanley Memorial church with flowers yesterday in recognition' of Mothers Day. TV0 DELEGATES ARE NAMED BY VILSOil Associate Justine Lamar and Fred erick Letea President's Chclce. ANflOllliCEMENT HADE BY BRYAN South American Mediators ConsldciH Irotest Filed by Hucrta Over Re ported Seizure of Labo Island hj Landing Party from U. S. Boat. Washington. Mav H .AfimnrlattJ Justice. Joseph Rucker Lamar of the) United States supreme court and Fred erick W. Lehmann of St. Louis, for mer solicitor general, have been e lected by the president to represent his vjews before the South American me diators In the Mexican mediation ne gotiations at Niagara Falls, Canada. Secretary Bryan made this official an nouncement today. ! Whether a third, representative would be appointed, Mr- Bryan de-j clined to Indicate, stating that it could! be assumed that there would bo no-i other, although he did not wish to lty was foreclosed. Take Up Protest. Huerta's protest over the reportedf seizure of Labos Island,, an import-, ant lighthouse point off the eastern.; coast of Mexico, by a landing psrty oU United States torpedo boats was taken up today by the South American en voys who are seeking to pave the wayj to peace in-the soutnern republic. The reported occupation of the island! probably to assure uninterrupted! oneration of the lia-htship first waa revealed in a telegram from forelgnJ minister Ruiz to the mediators. It3 stated a party had been landed fromj the American torpedo boats, that thai light keepers had been arrested, thenn released after they had turned overf apparatus for operation of the strat egic beacon. The mediators - were) asked to make representational to the Washington government, rcla tive to Its truce with Huerta. Already, it was believed, a replj, to the note had been made, and m) some quarters the conviction was ex pressed) that Ambassador Da GSma had, taken It up at a White House meeting; Sunday. . ' Was Precautionary Measure. It was believed that It would be con tended that the seizure was In th nature of a precautionary measure to safeguard shipping. As such, It waa asserted, It would be without any sig niflcance as territorial aggression. Fear that a consignment of war munitions for Huerta might have been unloaded at Puerto Mexico from thai Kronprinzessin Cecllie caused a slight, flurry in official circles. That wart set at rest early today by the receipt of a despatch from Admiral BadgerJ stating the steamer, now at Vera CrusJ still had on board the consignment. War Correiondents Released. ; Release of the American war cori respondents who were arrested by fed- eral soldiers relieved a tenee situa-i tioh. Pressing representation mada upon Hu?rta from several diplomatic;! sources resuiiea iu nccuum iui ter Whiffen of the Associated Pref, Richard Harding Davis of.the'Ncwj York Tribune, Medill McCormick ofl the London Times, and A. J. Sutton,! of the Washington Post. Reports from Brigadier-Generat Funston declared that there was lio truth In the rumored statements ofl Huerta's war minister that the trueW had been broken at Vera Cruz by tho) extension of American lines. Whi'ol a slight enlarging of the American territory would be advantageous fori maintaining sources of food eupplieJ yet great care, General Funston re- ported, had been taken not' to overstep! orders from Washington. . ! Will Receive O'Sliaughncssy. . j President Wilson, It was announced today, will receive Nelson O'Shaugh ncssy, former charge of the American embassy at the City of Mexico, to-, morrow, f Mr. O'Shaughnessy has conferred with Secretary Bryan aev eral times since his arrival in Wash-d Ington last week. He also has talked with Secretary Tumulty, but the pres Ident has not found an earlier opi port unity to see him A Morelos Blown Up. 1 Rear Admiral Howard, command of the Pacific fleet, reported today that the abandoned Mexican federtit gunboat Morelos was yesterday board cd, set on fire and blown up by the constitutionalists at Mazatlan. Admiral Howard further reported that the constitutionalist artillery at San Piedras Island drove the Mexi can transport Kerrigan out of the harbor. Have Full Power. Ver Cruz, May 11 Emilio Rabasa. Augustln Rodriguez and Luis Elguero! Hie n litre i;cte I UITimiSBlOnerS 8p- pointed by Provisional President Huerta to represent him at the Nia gara Falls conference who will sail late today for Havana enroute to Ey West, are clothed with full powers nominally at . least, to sign an agree ment or convention. The Mexican senate In a resolution approving Huerta's nominations 2 the three commissioners conferred "full power and ample authority t4 judge," counsel, carry ?n business an (Continued n Eleventh Pae.) J ' " ' ' i t " - ' ' ' " i" i .' - . .