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TO SAVE BRITISH Portion of Official Report on Vera Cruz Fight Kept Secret. SECTIONS REFER TO ADMIRAL CRADOCK Invasion Prepared For by Fleet Had Events Warranted Such Action. Washington, June I*?The detalle?! report from Rear Admiral Krank. Friday ?Fletch? er, r. B. N, of the ?landing at Vera ?'ruz and the occupation of the city i?y S force of marine? and bluejackets undei ? ominan?!, was made public hy the Navy Department to ? it i? a su?-? ind account of what naval ofiiceis consider an admirably conducted engagement. It ?how? that under beery fire the Anerloan force? handled them selvf? mo?t creditably, ami accomplished with ease all th.it they set out to do. The men ashore went at th?- work in busi? nesslike fashion, refusing t?> be inter? rupted hy what must have been a scath? ing fire at times and with their advance backed hy ?splendid gunnery by the Amer? ican warships In the harl.oi, which sent whizzing over the heads of the advancing Americans three. lour and flve-lnch ?hells which dii-'lodged the enemy Portions ol Admiral Fletchers re? port, tor some unknown reason, appear to have been suppressed. Poth ?have t<> ?to with Rear Admiral Sir m?Christopher ? radock, commanding th? Pritish war? ships at Vera Cruz. The first ?paragraph about Admiral ("radock, which the de? partment suppresses, is that he com plained, when informed that the Ameri? cans were about to land, that Admiral Fletcher had promised to give him ample notice of any movement, and that this liad not been done. Consequently, he ?said, he would stay Inaide the harbor, keep? ing the cruiser Fssex where she was and taking his chances of setting hit by slia.\ bullets. The second reference to Admiral Crad eck wag merely that he came aboard Admiral Fletcher'-* Hagshlp and asked for permission to ?end the cruiser Ber? wick to Puerto .Mexico. This was read? ily granted. Sought to Avoid Bloodshed. Admiral Fletcher's report shows that he made every effort to do as little light iug and damage as possible and that he lined force only where necessary. He rapeatedly tiled, through messengers, to nach the local authorities and to ask 1 ht-ni not to tire on the Ameritan forces in order to avoid useless bloodshed Another suppressed portion of ihe re? port reveals that Admiral Fletcher was prepared to make th?' attack on Mexico mote general than merely the occupa? tion of Vera ?'ruz. At i?:10 on the morn- ! ing of Una first day of lighting ho in- ? structed commander Cone to make the battleship Itah ready to proceed on signal at full speed to Puerto ?Mexico. | The purpose of this precaution is not ; ?"..-aled. The repon tell? of Admiral Fletcher's pt of the historic cablegram early in th.- morning of April 21 ordering him to ?ei/.e the Vera Cruz custom house, of the swift descent "f marit.es and bluejackets from the American warships upon ti,? ?pon and of the bloody flphting when they met with ?realatance from the .Mexican Federal soi?ii?*rs and "snipers" The admiral refers ?particularly to the ?work of the cruisers Prairie, Chester an?i San Fianrlsco. which, moore.l inside the breakwater, oovered landings of marines and bluejackets. "Initiative and ? lear Judgment were re? quin ?1 on th.< part <>f commanding of -," Admiral Fletcher says "and the results showed in a striking manner the ifTi.-i.ny of the ships under their, com? mands." The three vessels v I'omman'ler? Moffett. Btickney and Ilr.ni son. Tne lejKjtt aaya: 'When the cablegram of April 21 to ?seise tha custom house cam? ?'apuiin W. R. Bush, U. 8. .v. command? ing the naval brigade; Captain U- McL, T. Huse, *.'. S, N. chief of staff; Com mander 11. (' btickney, U. S \. com? manding the Prairie, and Lieutenant Colo ml W. C Neville, F B, M. C, command ing the marine reiini'-nt. were called Oil board to l><- informell of the situation Commander Btlckne* l ? 'olo !.. 1 Seville returned to t'.?- Prairie, and at 9? a. m. Commander Btickney t led the Amer!,mh i'v.- would land to take charge of the custom house nuil directed him t<> notify all foreign < on?t?ls ?ml ?o send ;?!! foreigners aboard the Ward lit ? ? Mes co, at Pier i. si ? General Maas Informed. "General Maas, the Mexican military commandant, was notified b) telei that we would land at once u. take charge ? >f the custom house lie wa? urged to offer no rttsletanfr. but t?? withdraw in order ?o avoid of lif?- and prope: ty. "At ?3 a. m. .i*, officer from the V i.??arded the '? ? n-of-war in the harbor, the Spanish cruiser Carlos V and the British cruiser ' Anoth?-r Officer v.sited the f..rt of San Juan d'Flloa and informer the ? omn of the fort that at? .-.c. move on his P'?rt v oui.I l?e followe?l hy our open? ing fire with heavy guna. The commander ?>f the fort sa:?l that he Understood tin situation, bul if we op. -.:>?[ f.re he would return it. He bad an aimed guard regular ttOi * The Mexico, with foreicner? on hoard, pulled away from Pi?-r No bored in the outer harbor. Commander ?'one ..r the Utah I reported his landing for? ? ready. At i>> M a m the l'ralri'* ft got i-l, Am reai "Then I Captain Push f> land hi? hrltrade The MiKtial ?? ? > the I'ralrle, 'l.and and take Pier No. 1; be prepared t?. ? ?. r landing l?v necessary gunfire.* The l ittahon has shoved off.' The landing force made a total force of 7W officer? and men. .,! whom 'An wer- all under th<? ?ornmand <?f Captain William It. Push of the Florida At \\\M a i.i the i'rair.e iled. 'Pattallon has landed. n<< <-vi uf any resistan- <? th?'? far.' "Boon a signal was iSOSfVOd from the consulate, '?abb- station ?? K' Thia meant that th* ?aide station wa? In pos a-asclon of our for?es on shore, assuring communication win. Washington. At \i-,'J) a. m. a signal ""??'" received from ? aptain Push that headquui U-rs iu?d MMMM established at the Hotel Terminal and a signal station set up there. Hush Big nulled, "1'ei'gr.iph and postoffbe in cupied .-rid doing bu-uriehs as t'Ji-i,' folio?. Firing in tows; no casualties as yet,' and al 12:21 p. m. 'Commenced firing on sh federal? have commenced firing on V ed State? troops. "At l-'JO p. m. Rush signalled. ' thousand men with machine guns ?ported in this vicinity: desultory fl ?heavy aj intervals, hurry Ftah's tro. I signalled the Ftah: 'Rend your hatta ashore; urgent.' At l-:-ii p. m. Push ported his first casualties. Shots from All Sides. "Immediately upon '.andin-; the run ? nt uudtri Lieutenant ?'??lonelNe' advance up Calle de Montesinos, I in*- the cable office and detaching company to s?iz<* the power plant an? covi r approaches from the west? along the railroad tracks. The head the marina column had advanced Avenida Pravo, when they were fired from all directions. "The marine's colt automatic guns ** Into action and cleared the streets. ?took positions in front of the w*i houses, and lired at the enemy, who ? upied the housetops, windows and t era on the opposite side of the str : The marine *"*egiment was then ord-; | not to advance, but to hold original Bition. At 1 p. m. I went aboard Prairie with Captain Huse end Lieut ant Court?, of my staff, and from I point directed Joint operations ashore i afloat Tiie Prairie opened fire at p. m. wrth 3-inch gun on the enerr mounted troops in the sandhills bey the cits. The second ?hot fell among th and drove them beyond the sand hil 'Sliarpphootern in the Naval Seh j building and the new market had b firing steadily on Pier 4. where our bo were landing. Chief Boatswain McCl ! In charge of three pi? ket launches, w one-pounder guns, put out from Pi? a ml speeded directly toward the Na B< hOOl building. The launches opened simultaneously at ihe windows of .o ademy. They drew the fire of the M lean forces along the waterfront, but ?i.t.il their positions for the Frai which Immediately opened fire with a ( Inch battery, silencing the fire of the M i am In that ?ection. Gallant Launches Hit. "The picket launches In their gall dash were hit many times with rifle b lets and three times with one-poun? shells. Chief Boatswain McCloy w ! wounded and one man fatally wounded. ? "The brigade signal station on top I the Terminal Hotel was exposed to f from all directions. The signal ?qu under Knsign McDonnell remained . their posts during the twenty-four bou fighting, and though three of the SSV signalmen were ?hot, communication W never interrupted. "I did not desire to force the fightii through the city and use the guns the shins as long as there was a re ( .sonable chance to avoid this navel measure. Every effort was being ma? i ? ?gol into communication with the Me I? i n authorities and to represent to the the futility of further resistance c their part and the serious consequent thai would ensue. My chief of Pta Captain Muse, in conjunction with tl American Consul. Mr. Canada, trie?l get int ? communication with any autho itles In control, but their efforts wei unavailing. Further advance at th time would have brought the tightir int > the m? at densely populated part < th" city after nightfall. A? ."? p. m. a ofll.er was again sent to Fort ?*-aii Jim de Flloa to inform the commanding ofl cer that there must he no militar movement ?n the fort during the nigl and that no one would be allowed t 'he fort. The commanding office agreed to this arrangement and pron led ;?? 11 nain neutral. Veteran of Manila. ? \ Mexican naval officer from the m val station in Ulloa tame on board tl Prairie about 9 p. m. He had served i the Spanlab navy ami was on board ti ?Don lu?n de Austria at the battle t Man?! i He requested in the name < the ?commandant that three hundri workmen and sailors bo allowed to leas gnd "in the r??r?cs under Ceneral Maa This was if fused. "Hear Admiral Padi-er. with five battit ships, came to anchor In the outer hai i or, snd "Aith my chief of staff I repaire en hoard the flagship at 2:15 a. m. Afp explaining the sltupation, Admiral Badg* landed his fores and the seaman un marine battalions Of the Arkansas. Me? Hampshire. Bouth ?'arolina. Michigan sa \ew leisey at I a. in. The Final Advance. "Early in the morning of the S.d effort i.- communicate with de authorities wet renewed. When it was definitely as?--*-! tained that the tiring of the cr.erny w.. not under organized control or a?'th? under the direction of competent aUthOI UV, the marine forces were oidend t advance through ail ??treets to the Are nida Independen? '.:: They were met wit heavy rule and machine ?tin fire fror houses, bot?is, hospital, church steepic and military ?barracks, and advance? slovvlv, clearing houses and roofs o snipers and enteritis* every house in ever, block. "The I .man r? giment, unde Captain Anderson, U. s N., marchim toward the waterfront, was met by ? vy rifle, one-pounder end machine gUI lire from the naval school building. Situation Critical. ?The situation looked critical. Tin Chester, the Prairie and the i*an Fran ' .simultaneously opened fire v\ ?tl three-inch, four-inch an?l five-inch bat t? ties against the second ?tory of th? naval ?school building, in a short tiny the upper story was riddled hy forty shot! and i!??- fire silenced. By 'i a. m, ow for.es were in complue possession of al parts of th? I fighting had practi -ed. ??The following sipnal wag ??**it to th? cruis'-rs Chester. Prairie and San Fran eiSCO and to bricade headquarters or ?hore: " The division commander rkbires to ex? press his appreciation and admiration foi the splendid and efficient work of th? naval brigade In their capture "f t?.<- ? :tv ?if "> ? ? ? and the efficient support . them by the cruisers in the harbor reflects great credit on the accuracy of ? ti.. ?" gunners.' Badger Behind Him. he Atlantic fleet, under comirund of Ras A'litutal Hclg.-r. arrived on the night of th'- -1st at full ?peed and ready t., land. I am not allowed to commend my super.<>t offh-er. but I think it only pr??p'i to ?jay "i this report that Rear Admiral BadgSTa durui** th- naval opera? tions on i-hore ;.t Veri ?'ruz. afforded me the most prompt and willing assistance, an?l my ?lightest request or recommenda? tion or call for aid wa? in all cases met with lmme?llate compliance, and It is a great ple.iHure for me to record the thor i oughly tine and generous spirit that was shown by him and Ins Mr.ff in their ;.urt of th?- w??rk on shore. "The .?"an Fiaiicisco, directed by radio i to enter the inner harbor, cam?? tn at 9 p. m without pilot or the a>?!stan'e of i navigational lights and shifted berth to i the moorings assigned, received a sign?! i "Wall flow 1 "The Chester arrived ftom Tanipko at1 THE BEN FRANKLIN QUIZ. The long "Ben Franklin Quiz" race is narrowing to a finish. The squad of clerks from the firm of Haskins & Sells, Certified Public Accountants, trained to their work of handling the thou? sands of answers, started a week-end sprint of their own yester? day, and now the field has been cut down materially. These nineteen contestants are the leaders in the race. There were many changes yesterday in the positions of those immediately behind, but these managed to set the pace so far. The position of these people in the list does not represent their standing. They are: Charles H. Montgomery, Hillburn, N. Y. George R. Perrine, Freehold, N. J. G. J. Lloyd, Brooklyn, N. Y. Alfred Weber, The Bronx, New York City. Jacob B. Rothberg, New York City. John P. Clarke, Brooklyn, N. Y. Myrtle H. Miller, New York City. Mabel V. Servis, Elizabeth, N. J. Emma Blanchard, Newark, N. J. Mrs. W. H. Brown, New York City. Frederick A. Schaffner, Brooklyn. Albert H. Aubertin, New York City. Dwight F. Norton, Brooklyn. Oscar Schwartz, New York City. Joseph J. Haas, Brooklyn. Albert L. Patterson, New York City. Mrs. Walter R. Mackey, Belleville, N. J. Frank A. Thilo, Brooklyn, N. Y. Cyril B. Coppinger, Van Nest, N. Y. From the way the answers to the "Ben Franklin Quiz" are being checked, we fully expect to be able to make a definite an? nouncement next Sunday, June 14th, of the winners in the "Quiz." Be on the lookout for next Sunday's Tribune. Order it in advance, or you may be unable to get a copy from the newsdealer. Those unannounced and anxious may be able to guess their chances from some of the answers. Five of them will be pub? lished each day until the winners are announced. To-day's five answers are: Pictograph. Quotation No. 15 386 "No resolution repenting hereafter can be sincere." 16 244 "He that would rise at court must begin by creeping." 17 109 "Deny self for self's sake." 18 560 "Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig and a wife." 19 658 "Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please." BLUEJACKETS ROW SPRING RACES IN GULF WATERS By ARTHUR RUHL. Vera Crus, .lune 6.?In the dazzling' brightness of a superb tropical morning, down an avenue of blue gulf water be? tween the first and second divisions of the, battleship fleet, the navy rowed to-day its spring palling rtc? a it is difficult to imagine utiy ape? taeli Of the sort mor?* splen'lid anil Inspiring. It was one that combined the outdoor loveliness and ??porting excif m. in of the r> gattu at New London or Poughk repele with the sterner beauty and deeper symbolism Which must always ?surround even tbe piaydays of the nation's ships of war. It was In the first place one of those su? per'.? taya which com?* now and then In tho tropics in the rainy its if n. when after a nlgbt of deluge the world ?mergea at sunrise as fresh as if newly created and brushed bv elemn, cool wind It Is .1 world so bright that the eves can ?scarcely look at it witho.it blinking. In a sea, only ruffled by a < risp off? shore breeze the ships lav- anchored down a broad avenu ?, two miles lorn*. The forecastles of all those in the first line and the quarterdecks of all those in the second 'me weie tacked with thousands , of bluejackets in whit'*, each with Ita . crew to cheer from the moment it came ? in sight until it fought pa*?t with cox ' swains shrieking nd driving their men, and went bounding on to the Anish line. A dozen or more -r.-vvs fought OUI each race. There were sailing launches look? ing like Romin galleys?manned by their twenty-eight to fort-,* oarsmen, racea for wbaleboatSi cuttera and dinghys, - final ?splendid slashing event/"for racing cutt'i?, with twelve oarsmen at tWO 1. ; ? As the crews fought side by side down the lines of fighting ships, dreadnought? and bupcrilreadiiouglus, instead of the yachts and excursion steamers of the huat races at home, each of these crowd? . forecastles turrets and quarterde.-l-s sent . midnight on the ?lst She entered the harbor with all lights ?screened, cleared )??r action, her masinea atatlonsd for rife . fire. She promptly took tip m??orings off Sanitary i'iir and was signalled 'Well ! clone.' "It was nut desired to cause any mor* destruction of property than was 1. ? - sary to protect our men, -.*r.? 1 buildings were fired on only when used by the Mexicans as ti.. -? - I hie upon our troops. This plan was most effectively ?and efficiently carried out hy the c?*>m mundin? officers of all three ships and not a building was tired into unnecessarily'' mitchelto'probe power trust plan ? ontiourd from D?se 1 if granted, would enal le these, com? panies to do a large business throughout "?Aestehe'-tcr and I'utnem counties and at the same time tie the city down t.i on- - ompanj fo i iod Of bfty years f??r its supply of rent for uae along th? aouedu. ? m t'niH connection I ?srould call your attention to flection (SO of the char? t? ? whit l? limita the Commisieoner ? ?i Water Supply, Qaa ami ?ectrlcity to the period of one year in making contracts for electric servi..? The petition before sou proposes .? flfty year contract with the city, with no relief except the readjustment of rales after tweaty-flve yearn. Would it not l>e mm e advantage? ous for the city f.. pay for such .'..-. - tri'- current as It ne?.)-- from time to time -jpen such basis as may be e'ltiltahl ? at the time, and. . other bard, to .barge the companies a reasonable amount for the u??e of th?i aqueduct landa f??t transmitting current lot commercial purposes? The pri?e and possibly the use of electricity for the mxt twenty-five years will decrease rather than in . ?? f.e, v ,ii|e. on the other hand, the valu, of the commercial franchise to the -ompuniea will obviously Increase during that Mme. Calls Plan Expensive. The ?use of current by the city bears no i elation to the vaiie of the fran? ila? asked f??r. ihe latter ile pending only upon the u*>" of the ? cr? ient by the consumara other than the city Vo harm can ccme t?? the city if bolt?. s|dcH of the ?.count are shown mi the basis of dollar- and cents, so thai in the event of the i It] n..t continuing the use <?f electri? Ity or in thi event of the tout of the ?up it? challenging, defiant cheers m ros? the S .?ti r, and with the cheers came the music ? of adosen battleship bands trying to make themsi lees heard by their own ? r.-ws row? ing their heart:' out d'jwn the corns" They played 'There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town To-night," "The Qang*i All Ihre" and irresistible syn ("?petions of "This Is the Ute." It certainly did seem the life for every young sailor man ?aboard Si ?p. They were proud of their crew and their skipper who ?had com? down on the forecastle with them to help cheer their men, and each was no d??uht confident in that mo? ment that he could go ashore and carry the flag up the long bill to Mexico ?Ity; as easily U he would skip up a flight of stairs The big priz? of the day. the PensacOla c*jp, was won by the battleship North , Dakota, whi-h won the dinghy race, wa-s aecond In the whaleboat and sailing | launch race, and fourth in the cutter race. | The Pensaeola ?up has t?een ?untested f r sines IM and was la-t held by the ? Louisiana. In addition to the four events Whl? 1? counted f??r tiie Pumsafols cup, there were s cutter race for the Karrsgansett cup and a racing ?utter race for tiie Cof? fin 'up. The latter w-as the smartot race of the day as the crews which rowed in it ar the same a? will compete for the much desired nattenberg cup n?*ct week. The crewa from the l"lorida won both these races The Florida's crack twelve rowed a very pretty race for the ?'offln ? up with fu. Utah a close second, the Georgia third and tbi Michigan fourth. 1 here was great rejoicing on the Xorth Dakot i when the crews rowed over to the flagship to get the Tensacola cup. It was brought back in triumph and at luncheon time pa**sed from table to table all over . the big ship from the crew's quarters be- j low to the ward room mess. -, plv thereof becoming cheaper the c!tv Will get full benelit. I'v'ier the pro p -r! franchise the companies and not the city, will get whatever bene? fit is ?L-rived from tliL? sour?*e In the future, and likewise the companies j ami not the city will get whatever benefit is derived from the increaae in commercial business <Jurm< the pe? rl???! of the franchise. Under these conditions free electri ? current for llftj years may indeed be very expensive to the city. I would recommend, there fee. that the mat ler be referred to vour committee fur further consideration prior to the Us? ing of a ?lute f??r the final hearing on the application. i The contract as drawn and a? ap? proved by the Board of Water Supply. j the principal interest uf which is to i see that it gets the electric service it ?needs, gives the Edison compun: I allied companies ? franchise to rnain .' tain electric current transmission lines ?along the line of the aqueduct in West j ehester County for a period of twenty ? five year?, with a renewal privilege, on a revaluation, for a similar period. In return the companies agree to fur? nish high tension current for unwater ing the syphons at Crot?n Lake, in Mormngside Park and at Clinton and Sf.uth st*-.. Manhattan, and low ten? sion current for operating the gi'tes and other machinery and lighting purposes at the Kensi'o and Hill View r?*ser voirs. ? BULLETS WIPE OUT FAMILY Missourian Spares Only Wife, Who Begged To Be Killed. I Orrick. .Mo. June r, _\v,|tir Hicks, a j young farmer, killed \\". A. Thurman, hi? ! father-in-law, shot and probably fatally wounded -Mrs. Thurman. his mother-in 1 law. and then killed himself near here I last night. His wife dropped to her knees and begged him to shoot her. He turned the gun on hlmt-elf. Jury Acquit* Governor Hodges. | Topeka, Kan. JttM iV-Mis. huella West, of -Wichita. Kan . is not entitled to damages from Ciovemor Hodges for , an alleged assault and batt?ry a Jury de? cided In the ?as? to-day, after deliberat? ing two minutes. BATTLE RAGES ?LL DAY AT HERMOSILLO Rebels Seize Cathedral and Plant Machine Guns in Tower. MAYTORENA MAKING STAND FOR HIS LIFE Backed by Personal Friends Only and Small Force of Yaqui Indians. [By TeAtgrspa to The Tribune. 1 Nogales. Mexico. June ?.?Jose Maria Maytorena, civil Governor of Sonora, with a small force of Yaqu? Indians and per? sonal friends, is fighting for his life in HermoslIIo. the state capital, to-nlgnt Rebel troops, commanded by Colonel Ellas railes, the Carranza commander, at? tacked to-day the state palace, whiofi Maytorena had fortified In expectation of the assault. The attack was repulsed, and all day th? battle raged around me palace and In the etreeta. The Calles troops reized the cathedral and converted It Into a fortress. It Is on the opposite side of the plaza from the palace, and from the tower of the ancient church machine guns poured thou? sands of bullets all day. Advices from Hermosillo to-night say civil war is in full force there, and that Mayortena is gradually being hemmed In. his defenders falling befor?*? the heavy fire of the rebel troops, and his death or capture appears to be but a questlJn of hours. Members of the State Congress who fled fr??m HermoslIIo ar<* arriving here to? night. They say the trouble Is really a three-cornered light against Maytorena by Obregon, Calles and Pesquelra. all supporters of General ?'arranca, and ail claiming to have the support of Carranza In their opposition to Maytorena. Maytorena has defied the Obregon fac? tion for months. He is the regil.irlv elect? ed Governor of the state, and says he raised the army for Carranza which the rebel chief took with him from Sono-a Into Chihuahua and to Saltilli. He has perslstentlv refused to grant the demands made by Obregon, Pesquelra and alles for a change in laws, and has been ac? cused by them of being in sympathy with the Federal cause, a charge which he very strongly denies. ABC MEDIATORS CLARIFY POINT Continued from par? I pacified, the last po!iti?*al faction sat? isfied ami the last group of bandits eradicated. Others took the view win? h I telegraphed to The Tribune, that Huerta approved th-* agreement reached here and that, there was no reservation, mental or otherwise, be? hind th?* expression, "politically paci? fied." ??"e?.or Ilabasa. chairman of the Mex? ican delegation, made it perfectly clear to-day that the view expressed in The Tribune was correct. He said that the expression used by tho delegation docs not mean that (?eneral Huerta de? mands the material pacification of the country, nor the dispersal of the last group of bandits which overrun many ?'arts of it, making the revolution a pretext for their lawlessness. He de? mands that peace shall he assured hy political mean? which shall guarantee for the nation that maintenance of law :?nd order which is indispensable to the exenise of constitutional functions. The object in view is peace. The s??l? ?condition Is thai thai ohject shall have been achieved. Any agreement which insures that end would be a fulfilment of the condition imposed by General H?ierta. Indifferent as to Carranza. Fo for as the Mexican delegates are concerned it is a matter of indiffer? nr?? whether ?'arranza accepts the agree? ment reached by the mediation confer? ence or not. If President Wilson ac? cepts it, and a provisional government i.-? set up with the recognition and moral support of the United States, that, will be considered to insure peace and will fulfil every condition imposed by Huerta as a prerequisite of his retire? ment. An official report which reached here to-day from Washington that Carranza had decided to assent to the agreement reached betv een the Mexican and American delegates excited much in? terest, especially among the American delegates, as did aleo one WWblch ?!<? elared that Huerta had ordered his gunboats at Tampico f?> int?-rcept the Antilla, and that tho United States naval forces would assist In preventing the landing of the munitions of war which she carries. ?Members of President Wilson's Cab? inet have believed all along that Car r**n*-a would ultimately assent to any agreement reached here. They expect? ed that the Constitutionalist leaders v onld make a groat show of resistance snd proclaim their determination to yield ?nothing for the effect on tixir followers, but that as soon as Presiden; Wilfon made it clear to them thai re? jection of the agreement would forfeit his friendthip they would yield to the inevitable. The statement of John ft. Silllman, m an Interview in The Tribune this morning, that the Constitutionalists arc not so near capturing- Mexico City a-s they have been asserting, is pointed to by the Mexicans as support from an impartial source of their contentions that Villa Is a iong way from the cap? ital. The Brazilian Ambassador was joined here to-day by Mme. da Gama, who ???me from New- York accompanied by her s.?n and daughter-in-law. Mr. and Mr**. M< iris R. Vohi?. They will re? main here until Monday ?evening. The. Mexican delegatea received tele. grams to-night frpm Mr. Hlano, the Spanish Ambassador in Washington, ? Whkh are believed to refer to the An THE GULACO self help "GO-CHAIR For iarallds. f ripple?. ( onrolraceott-Old W,?1.BW reople. Tired leople. ^*-*-^-JS&?? EASIEST TO OPERATE ^"??om" ?T uogmt. MaauL**. --tkom.est An .b?K?ute.v novel ?rtllrg ?gM ??JJ ? g* g which la leas than t9 pound* It "*?? P "Norway an,i ,ny table or ?l.?.k. pa? t^^.*??T? ?SftS iW ;,,u.ta..> root Re? and an AdJu.tabl. Table ?nil! he furnl.hcd If desired ??.?Iv carried H Light?* to operate than any ??h-r- ?"** "^j^ porch or pavement and works pert- ? tl in r .in ?pace., amail apartment, .ro?? ?* t *"oi, ?a.e ci^ort The occupant may propel It Wlin nurtmmo E? ..?.'?, & 8 "K-fiSSB eld child eaally pushes about a full prown heav-y patient in the .eat Price $45 net. Terms if necessary. Manufactured and Sold Exclusively hy ___^^^^^^^^^^^ GUERBER, LAVIS & CO., ^?^1 50 CHURCH STREET, NEW YORK ** Telephone-: MxW-MSMM t'ort'.andt I tilla shipment of war supplies to the Constitutionalists from New York. Washington. June ?.?Reports were current in Washington to-day that Qeneral Ctn-ansa was "?tilling to par? ticipate in the mediation conference at Niagara Falls on condition that then* should to no armistice between hi-** fare*? and the Huerta g.ivcrnment, ami that Mexican internal questions to be considered should concern only such affairs a?* had been developed by tho I American occupation ?tf Vera Cms. An answer fr??tn Carranza t?? the ?Communication ?>'' the mediators i? ?*x ' i?. ted to be forwnr-ded from ?Saltillo Monda;', it Carransa's position coin? cides with that outline?I here, the gen ? rai opinion Is that mediation negott? 1 lions will proceed and that a way WlB , he found f?*r delegate-- from the Con-) 'stitutionalist forces to participate in ? negotiations for ultimate peace in Mexico. President Wilson was in communi? cation with the American representa? tives at the Niagara Falls conference ?.'??ring the da v. Secretary Rryan c??n f. rre.l with the President, and was ac companled by John H. BlUimaa, the American consul, who s?? narrowly ? l ??"'il death at the hands of Mexican Federals at Saltillo. The President ??i rected Mr. SlUlman to make a written ieport ??i ?his ezperlenea. - Torreon. Mes., June 5.?General Car? ranza to-day was preparing his answer to the not?1 of the South American IM? ?iators, after arriving here with his Btaff and escort U. S. Board to Visit Mines. Washington. June g?The board of c??n clllatlon appointed by Secretary Wilson of the Department of Labor to a?lju<t the dlfferencea between striking minera In tho Kanawha .-".il fields of West Vir? ginia and the operators prepared to-da) to .start for West Virginie The conciliators are Charles W. M?h? and Patrick Gilday, of Pennsylvania, representatives of the miners, and C. A Faulkner, a represent? ative of the Department of Labor. 9 DEAD, 8 HURT, DAY'S AUTO TOLL ( out ?mied from pace 1 ?-J jured when an automobile crashed Into ? milk wagon here to-day. TRAIN H?T?MJT0, KILLING* Two Others Injured at Crossing in Missouri. Linnens, Mo.. June 6. -oFur person were kill.fl and two injured to-day, when a car containing *.v ] ersoni wai ?track by a Chicago, Flurlinston ? I Quincy paspenger train. Elbeti Thtomas, an automobile m,in,| \lnp ?vif.? und daughter, of Wheeling. V1 i>\and Mra J??-?so Hay. of ?ii-een ? 'V*?'.'"-. Mo . sre the ?lead. J.sso Uav anu*.1.'-* ?laughter were seriously in? jure?;.**. __ THA?T$>KIVER KILLED Carried Fugitive to New Hamp? shire?Dies in ftWtq / t . North f"tratfor?l. N". H . June it Tanttn. the chauffeur, who <lr v K Thaw in a wild flight from N ' .Mills, Vt., aiross the state line t?"> <?>le hrook, N. II . after the Matteawan ri.gl live had been deported from v " irn*?-J. <j-i September U last, was instantlv kill?d when an automobile he wa.s drlTlsg rap plzcd to-day. Will Oive Dinner for Hartigan. The friendH of Joseph Hartigan, recent? ly appointed Ooesmlsslofler of W-lithts and Measures?, will i-ive a ?.?inner In his honor at the Hotel Majestic Wei: - eveninR. l-*rom the number <?f appMCaV tions for tickets already received, it seems certain that the ?inkier will be attended by an Mr. Hartigan'a Mends tn the <ity or ?aithln reaching distance. M* Martisan took an activa pari ?n behalf of Jouu Purroy Mitch? i In n?e laat muntel pal campaign. John Kuhn Is chairman, Richard Beat * i.e-ehalrmar, H. M V. Connelly, 111 Hroa?lw-?v, treamirer sad Edward J. Morrta got rctary of the dinner committee. To DAILY SERVICE Begins To-morrow Twin-screw < MASSACHUSETTS Steel Steamships | ???KER HILL The Eastern Steamship Corporation an? nounces the opening of the passenger ser? vice of the Metropolitan S. S. Line between Boston and New York on Monday, June 8th Leave New York, Pier IS, No. Leave Boston, North Sitie India River foot of Murray St.) week Wharf, week days and Sundays days and Sundays at 5.M P. M. at 5.00 P. M. Due New York Dus Boston 8.30 A. M. 1.00 A. M. Passenger Traffic Dept., Pier 18, North River EASTERN STEAMSHIP CORPORATION Household Silver Needs Protection over the Summer trom tire and thelt. We guaran? tee safety from your door. Furs and Rugs should Now Be In Cold Storage Trunks of Winter clothing received. Also cur? tains. Telephone Murray Hill 58.S8 and we will promptly send for them. _ Household Furniture of Every Description Stored Careful packers. Superior van service. Ware? houses fireproof. ________ Safes for Valuable Papers in Burglar Prool Vaults, Lincoln Safe Deposit Co. 42d Street, opp. Grand Central Terminal Keadily reached from anywhere.