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I'eniillios Levied on Vessels at
Vera Cruz Likely to
Cause Friction.
Hitcrta .Modified Statute Under
Which Funston Acted
Xo Protest Yet.
Washington, June 1, Tho Imposition
of fl its on the Ciertnsn vessels which
tan ' firms at l'ucrto Mexico by the
fn -cd States military authorities Bt Vera
Cf.n s I'ki ly to bear fruit In the creation
of S'i unpleasant situation between this
cou itry nml (Germany,
T'.i matter has not yet reached tho
ro:-it of a diplomatic exchange, but such
a re-lit stems to be Inevitable. Further
more, the Cnltcd .States Clovernmetit Is
likely to bo embarrassed by the raising
of a question Involving the recognition
of the Iluerta Oovernment,
fret' t.iry Garrison confirmed to-day the
rfjiiiM fiom Vera Cruz thut tho Col
iocior of that port appointed by (Jen,
Vun'on had Impoicd a lino of 894,950 1
ri.i lau.nit $447,000) on tho Yplranfta
ni' .i Unu of 1 1 3.GS5 pesos (about
ISS.dlO) on the steamship Itavarla.
N'c ther fln, however, wan, levied be-c,T.-'
of the uirK of a manifest In the
pov," -'n of the master of the vessel.
Tlv Ywranir.i was charged with falling;
?.. i'or;H her Invoices and with the dls-c-h.-ce
of her catiro at a port other than
'.ha' .vl:'' U was designated in the papers.
I nl i 1 1 i n of Mrtlrnit I.imt.
Tli1 Itavarla, It appeared, discharged a
port n of her caiko at a port other than
that to which It was consigned and cor
rected her manifest ffter arrival nt Vera
Cur All of thei-o nets, so tho War De
rir'tne it nutlmrltles declare, were viola-
.ii .i of tho Mexican law, which the
United States has taken upon Itself to
nl ii i'e at Vera Cruz.
U ulit here. though. Is where a que
t i' uHes that Is likely to prove in
tmrr.if'Iiig to this Oovernment. It Is
pointed out that a Muxtcan law was
passed soon nfter tho selzuro of tho port
of er.i Cruz by the United States, which
prowded that shipments to the Oovern
ir.' iit of Mexico might bo landed nt other
' ports In the event that Uie port to which
the goods were eon:ffnel was In tho
h.ir la of any other nation.
When t'nltcd States officials were qucs
tlc "d to-day In regard to this law they
!rMm-itd that Its validity could not be
reo ignlzed because, tho United States re
forms to rccognlzo tho Iluerta Govern
ment. t the same time, however, Germany
mav t.ikc a different view. The Kaiser's
Gi -.eminent nlrendy has recognized
Iluerta and undoubtedly will resard as
v.t'.d any laws which his Government has
In the event of n protest by the steam
fh!; company thero obviously will be
raied a auestlon between tho Unl!tll
Mates and Germany as to the validity t'
th.s statute, which In turn Involves tv
rr ignition of the Iluerta Cloernmcnt by
the United States.
.' 1'rotmt Mnrie to Funston.
Hond has been furnished to guarantee
the payment of tho fines on the German
vekscu In the event payment Is finally
lie --dry No protest was made to Gen.
TV st a .y too captains of the German
M- r, l.ut It .s understood that the mat
ter will he taken up through the German
Koro.n Otllce with the Stato Department
It Is not believed by otllclals hero that
Oerir.anv will submit to paying the fines
when the olllcers of both vessels relying:
on the .Mexican law for the landing of
their carKoes were evidently under the
Iniprenlon that their actions had been
But $.-,00,000 Fine for Landing
Arms Probably Will
Xcvcr He Faid.
tpeaal Correipondent ot The Sin Willi Admiral
113'taefi Flett.
Van muz, Juno 1, Tho agents of the
Hamburg-American 1.1ns have presented
n bond of 1.012.C25 pesos or J50G.317.C0
' United States gold, aB a guarantee of the
payment of the fines of the Yplranga
and tho Itavarla, The bond Is acceptable
to C.ipt. Stlckney, Collector of the I'ort,
an! those steamships left to-day. The
Tplratiga goia to Havana and the Itavarla
to (Jalveston, Tx.
It is th gviKml b Hi f that tho fines
will never ba paid, but the United States
authorities believe they have made the
foreign ships underbtand that It Is en
forcing the laws and rules of Vera Cruz.
In nil likelihood thcr will be uninter
rupted communication with Mexico city
In a few days. Word camo th.s morning
that the Federals have begun to repair
the seven mils track break between Sole
lad a-d tho Amer can outposts. It wilt
b-1 a task of sumo dlfllculty because ot
th destruction of the ralltoad Drum.
Tho r fugco train fiom the Interior to
day brought only a fow Americans, out
" lud thl ty Chinamen among tne pus
fi)5irs They nio afraid of tho Uonstl-lutiu-.iliats.
l'r..i.v, 'null llanlu Troubles
S l lied Without U. S. Aid.
Me ,im cm-, Juno 1. President
Hu. r,, t-,k(s issue with the A II C media
's ii Magma Kails, who object to the
"iJ fiu-n nf tepiesintatlves of the Con
t"uionallit In the proceedings at this
tinn- ,t is reported.
"n Iluerta wnnts tho Constitutional
J"ti tu have opportunity to attend and en
'fr t thu Joint discussion and to bind
theii.i, les by agreement. Sunl-oftlclnl
a m i cement Is made to-night that his
n pp posal nubm'tted to his delegates
m.n tno baslo troub cs In Mexico be
MJt .tii iy the two factions of tho repub-
lew iin xcjiision cf iho United States.
Till ) Hliall object to a commission cov-
ernnu-nt ns un Interregnum, but shall
nne to national elections on July 5,
Oorisiltutlonalliits are to supervise the
" l.oiuultutloimlUtH are to supervise the
etlnii, In nil districts held by them nnd
n.i I VilcrulM are to have a similar prlvl-
legt for that territory retained by them.
Til, reuillt lu In 1... niitlVOUMil In. n
l'nt iHinril, unci iluerta on his part
P.eilreH hlmfceir and tho Provisional Gov-
ermiimii tu abldu by the result of the
vote and to turn the office over to whomso-
r may be elected.
It id not stated whether ho will pledge
simsolt not to run,
In the above pioturc Mrs. Fankhurst is shown as she was being car
ried off by a police inspector during the raid on Buckingham Palace on
Thursday, May 21.
Special Cable Despatch to Tut Sex,
London, June 1. A militant "arson
squad" set fire to the parish church of St.
Mary's at Wnrgrave. three miles from
Henley, to-day. The historic church wns
practically destroyed. Tho utone "walls
and a part of tno tower arc all that re
main. Tho vicar, the rtcv. Ilasll S. Batty, ran
Into the burning church at great risk to
himself and saved tho ancient church
register and a few movable ornaments.
The rest of the contents, Including many
priceless relics, were destroyed.
Two women wero seen In the vicinity
of tho church early this mornhiK. When
the firemen entered tho ruins they found
a hammer and suffrage literature. A
placard left with the literature bore the
words, "Stop persecuting women I"
St Mary's, Wargrave, ws built In Ui38.
It contained a monument to Thomas Day,
author of "Sandford and Merton." The
historic objects Included the original bells
of the church. Theso wero melted In the
An arson squad of suffragettes set fire
to-day to an unfurnished riverside house
nt Windsor belonging to a daughter of the
late Duchess of Sutherland, the Countess
Ilubra, who Is now In Canada. Tho lire
was extinguished nfter It had caused dam
IJryun Refuses to Deny tho He
port of Shipment to
Washinoton, June 1. Ileports that a
shipload of arms and ammunition con
signed to tho rebels at Tamplco Is en route
from New York wero not djenied to-day by
Cabinet olllcers. Secrctnry Uryan says ha
does not caro to discuss the matter and
tho Inference was drawn from that refusal
that the Administration had been advised
of tho sailing of the ship.
When the question of Tamplco as an
open port was brought up both Secre
taries Uryan and Daniels refused to com
ment on It. Some time ngo In order to
keep oil shipments from being molested
the Administration openly took the stand
that Tamplco and every other port In
Mexico was open nnd that no Interference
would be tolerated by the United States.
This statement was made at n time
when It was thought tho Federal gun
boats contemplated a blockade at the
mouth of the Panuco Hlver, which "ould
have seriously Interfered with the export
ing of American nnd foreign owned oil.
Hoth Secretaries to-uay ueciincu to re
peat tho statement made some time ago
that Tnmnico would bo Kepi as an open
port Constitutionalist agents here, while
they will not admit that the ship reported
en route to Tamplco Is bearing arms to
the rebels, said that suit for heavy dam
ages would bo filed In the event of the
stoppage of supplies of nny sort con
signed to Tamplco unless this occurred In
the regular wuy, which would require n
blockade proclamation by tho United
States Government.
Carranza Is expected nt Tamplco within
a few days, whore he will remain for n
time, and his visit Is construed by officials
here as confirmation of the report of tho
nrms shipment. It Is believed that the I
first chief desires to bo on hand when
the munitions of war for his armies are
received and to take direct charge nf
them or to enter a personal protest In '
tno event oi inierierenco Dy me unueu
States. .. . . ' tlonlsts. Ammunition Is also to bo smug
As viewed n Washington, tho shipments kltl ncroga tlu, wu.,tern chihuahua Una
of war supplies to Mexico are rapidly as- , J d , k 0 Honoril.
sjmlng a more serious aspect. Army of 11- j , from ,ho B0Ut have be(
ccrs are complaining that the United I ', i. Mi tnonl hir-ltem nf h mi.
SlZZrl XtTtmeVan 1 s Veiling them tPascual'orozo
nroceedlnPg fall w HI find I seTf fidn" Mrcell Caravr0 anJ n"jamln Argu
?ho verv Suns ti nt are now being per" ; ,m-'10' n" Insular Federals, or "colo
muted To Miter Mexico I rados," wero coming north to Join them
Vfitt hesitate to say , to operate In eastern and western
that the receipt by Iluerta of the recent I ninuaiiua.
war supplies from German sources has
r ade the situation much morn dangerous
I for the United States ami creatlv Increased
i tv difficulties which the American troops
will en-ounter If they finally are obliged
. to mar;h Inland.
. to mar;h I
I It Is tin
' plalnauts i
io neiier nere tnat tneso com-
n re making an Impression on
ltpvim nml thn ?'rRtilent nnrl
' tl.nt llw.1. mn'., fr.ul nVtllt.A.l fi, nl. itan.
to bar tho shlpuunt of American nrma
to their friends thu Constitutionalists. To
dn this In an orderly wav would require
a proclamation by the President. Hven
such action, though, would not prevent tho
receipt of arms by either side from Eu-
ropean -sources.
iBRr w
age to tho cxtmt of $2,000..
Many women who came to London for
the Whitsuntide holiday were refused ad
mission to the Urltlsh Museum to-day bo
cause they were unable to comply with
the now rule aimed at suffragettes, which
compels women desirous of visiting tho
museum to produce a guarantee signed by
n man giving a promise of responsibility
for their behavior.
The disappointed women vented their
anger In Indignant criticisms of tho suf
fragettes. In the raid on Buckingham I'alace, In
which Mrs. Pankhurst waa arrested, cho
and three or four companions left the
cession nt Grosvvnor place and man
nged to enter Green I'ark, adjoining Buck
ingham I'alace, without being recognized.
They got In througn tho Wellington gato
of tho park at tho top of Constitution
Mrs. I'ankhurat nnd her companions
pushed through the crowd of people and
had descended nart df tho way down Con
stitution 11111 when the militant lender I
was arrested. A burly Iiip.-ct0r of police , u t.ommuncatlon. nnd this was ''"Ignty and none can force such recog
nicked her up as he would a child and i " '. ,. .. ,.,.. .i , nltlon.
placed her In an nutomoblle, In
which sna
was driven to lioiiowny jail to worK on
a llttl more of her three years sentence
for having Incited tho burning of the
Iiouho of Chancellor of tho Exchequer
Lloyd George nt Walton Heath. This sen
tence wns imposed on April 4. 1913. Mrs.
I'ankhurat was again released on May 27.
Followers of Gov. Mnytorena
Uiittlc With Gen. Obrc
tfon's Forces.
El Paso, Juno 1. The revolt against
tho power of Oeneral Alavaro Obregon
In the Slnto of Sonorn by the friends of
Joso Maria Maytorcna, civil governor of
Sonora, resulted to.day In fighting be
tween Maytorena and Obregon forces nt
Cocorlt and Cruz do I'ledra. Numerous
minor clashes have occurred In vnrlous
towns and In tho city of Hcrmoslllo riot
l.ig already has occurred all! ug.r.'l Is
Carranza sent an appeal to-day to fac
tions to settlo their differences for the
sake of the rebel cause. He declared he
Is neutral and only wishes peace to bo
In Juarez to-night It Is said that Villa
is planning to send troop Into Sonora to
restore order. He also declares ho Ib
favoring neither faction.
Troops stationed nt Nognles nml nt
Cananea wero rushed to Hennostllo on
Mfuwvtnl IrtiliiM In.itnv Tt In mnnftj.l llinr
I tho Vnquls have declared open warfare
against the faction opposed to Gov, May
torena nnu Hint tney aro being supplleil
with nrms and rations by the Federals
nt Guaymas.
The movement begun by Maytorena Is
spreading and a Junta was established to.
day In 101 Paso. It Is said that the Vaqul
Indians havo Joined the revolt.
Two ngents of Maytorena nre here to
organize a Junta and obtain arms, am
munition and recruits for the Sonora re
volt. This Is the second attempt that has
been made to equip a counter revolution
In Sonora from Kl Paso, a representative
of Maytorena having been sent here sev
eral weeks ago. Owing to the vigilance
of tho secret service ho waB forced to
abnndon his efforts at organization.
The new Junta expects to confine Its
operations to recruiting for the present
and will endeavor to sond men to Sonora
. w..h ,hil mutinoun Honnm revnin.
Striker on Ntiwnprde In Town of
Southern Sicily.
. Special Calle Petpntth to Tub 8cm.
NAri.Es, June 1. The sulphur handlers
nt Porto Kmpedocle, Sicily, started a riot
to-day In consequence of n local dispute ,
about wages. A mob of atrlkors wrecked
the railroad station, tore up the railroad .
track, cut the telephone wires and set Are
to the sulphur stores. The town, which Is
Isolated, is threatened with destruction
by fire.
Troops have been rushed to tho scene.
Conflnued from Flrtt Page.
tween tho mediators and tho delegates of
the United States Justlco Lamar mado
tho following statement:
Wo have had a. conference) this
morning in which wo continued
tho discussion of n point about
which wo had not agreed on Satur
day. Tho matter Is still under discus
sion, but wo found In our talk this
morning that we wero not so far
apart In our construction of certain
phases, and we aro still hopeful.
Tho point to which Mr. Lamar re
ferred In this statement Is tho participa
tion of Carranza In tho mediation con
ference. Although yesterday was a day
of complete Inaction so far as actual
negotiations wero concerned, a series
of long messages reached hero from
tho Btate Department at Washington,
both to tho American delegates and to
the mediators.
One long cipher despatch which was
placed In tho hands of the South Ameri
can envoys contained, It Is understood,
an earnest entreaty from Mr. Uryan that
Carrnnza's representative bo officially
accepted and that a now Invitation to
attend tho conferenco bo despatched to
tho Mexican chieftain.
Tho State Department, It Is said, takes
tho stand that no pcaco Is possible In
Mexico without tho nctlvo cooperation
of the man who now controls all tho
northern States of the republic
Drtrrmtn-ed on Annlatlrr.
While tho mediators, however, are
willing to grant that this may be true,
they fall to see how any peace Is pos
sible If tho revolt leader is permitted
to have a voice In tho proceedings hero
while his troops aro devastating Mexico
and causing the loss of hundreds of
lives. To all tho demands of tho State
Department In this direction tho media
tors havo determined to reply with a
formal demand for a general armistice.
To close observers of developments
hero It appears evident to-night that
tho Stato Department will have to re
cede or the mediation proceedings will
come to a sudden end.
Tho negotiations hero had reached
tho stage whero a solution acceptable
to all parties represented at tho con
ference was In sight. A plan which
had largely received tho unolllclal ap
proval of both tho Wilson Administra
tion and Gen. Iluerta had been
evolved nfter long and careful discus
sion with the delegates from both
This plun included provisions for the
installation of a permanent Govern
ment in Mexico capable of carrying out
a complete programmo of sweeping
Tho Wilson Administration itself,
nfter exhausting every means to Induce
Carrnnza to enter tho mediation con
ferenco on tho same footing ns Iluerta,
had apparently abandoned tho attempt
and had apparently sanctioned tho work
of tho mediators. Then Carranza -de-
i.i,i . n,i n m'.nLnr horn with
- -- . -.,
interrupt pernnps Hiuriinnnjr ,.n.
undertaken by the A H C Powers. .
Theso wero tho feelings expressed
to-night by persona who nre in cioso
touch with tho developments here.
Carmnxn's Power Doubled.
Another possibility which threatens
to mako tho present deadlock per
manent was pointed out to-day by
one of those most prominently con
nected with the conference. This man
expressed tho opinion that Cien. Car
ranza might not be able to suspend
even temporarily the fighting In Mexico.
I'ancho Villa, It was pointed out, has
nt no time Interfered with the media
Hon proceedings, for tho reason that
no ono has ever attempted to Interfere
with him. He Is now in supreme com
mand of the army which Ii responsible
for nil the Constitutionalists' victories,
and It was predicted here that he would
flatly refuse any demand from Gen.
Carranza that he rest on his nrms.
Tho mediators this afternoon con
ferred with Benores Habnsi. Klguero
nnd Ilodrlguez. this meeting being the
first they had had with Gen. Huertn'a
representatives since Saturday. After
the conference the mediators refused to
mako nny stntement other thnn to Bay
that they were still hopeful of a sue
cesnful outcome.
None of tho mediators or delegates
would consent to-day to discuss the re
port that Carranza has proclaimed hlm
Belf provisional President.
Cnrrnnza'a Spokesman Bays Media
tors Can't Hnr Ills Tlilr-f.
WabiiinotoN, June 1. The first definite
evidence of a serious difference of opinion
between officials of tho United States Gov
ernment nnd the A H C mediators over
the admission of the Constitutionalists to
the Niagara Falls conference came to
night. The disclosure took the form of a
statement by Luis Cabrera, Carranza s
spokesman In Washington.
In this Btatement the Constitutionalists
contend that the United Statos, not the
mediators, ought to have the controlling
voice as to whether or not Carranza s fol
lowers should be admitted to the confer
ences. . , , ,
This statement Includes a remarkable
defence of the State Department for Its
Interest In promoting the Constitutionalist
cause, and discloses officially for tho first
time what has generally been sus
pected, that the Wilson Administration has
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Chihuahua, Mexico, Juno 1. The following statement by Gen. I'ancho
Villa, in which he disclaims political ambition and threatens those who seek
to mako it apparent that he aspires to political honors, was Issuod hero
to-night by the rebel leader:
"I have been informed that our enemies are developing intrigues abroad,
using my name and exalting my military merits with tho object of making
mo appear to have ambitions which I do not possess, for tho purposo ot
creating tho impression of discord and divisions among the Constitutionalists.
"Since the tlmo when, by tho sldo ot Madero, I sustained In tho battle
field the principles of a domocratlc and constitutional Government, I havo
demonstrated myx unchanging loyalty to tho ideals of tho people. Onco
more, being near the success of tho Constitutionalist cause, I solemnly
declaro that I havo no moro ambition than tho success of our principles, nor
more Interest than that of considering tho establishing of a democratic and
Just Government, emanated from tho will ot the people.
"I have tho conviction that wo ought to put aside our own intereata
and ambitions and keep within the great Constitutionalist party a uni
formity of views nnd secure for the people tho reestabllshment of public
peaco. Anybody who shall defeat this purposo by whispering wrong am
bitions Into tho ears of leadera Bhall bo considered as a trultor. I declare
I shall not tolcrato that my namo shall be used to creato discord, and thoso
who so uso It will bo considered by
been urging that the mediation Proceed
ings be opened to the Constitutionalist
chieftain. . .
The Cabrera statement In effect warns
the mediators that they ought to view tho
question with a llbernl mind, nnd con
demns In advance nny attempt on their
part to regard Iluerta alone as the legal
representative of Mexico.
Almost dally conferences havo been
held between offlclaSi of tho State Depart
ment and the Constitutionalist representa
tives In W'ushlnrton. Conferences of this
character wero held to-day and thcro was
no doubt In Washington to-night some
of tho Administration's advisers had
knowledge of the statement which Car
ranza's spokesman expected to Issue.
Cabrera's statement follows:
"Shold tho Constitutionalists participate
In the Niagara Kalis conferences? Such
a question Is now under consideration
at Niagara Kails.
"Tho delegates of Iluerta nnd tho
mediators nay 'No.' Tho United States
Bays 'Ves.' Tho first thing that occurs to
ono is to ask 'who is to decide tho ques
tion? Is It Iluerta? Is It the mediators?
Is It the United States.'
"It is a question which It is necessary
to have answered, and Its answer will no
doubt contribute to the success of the
conferenco; It Is a question to be decided
before any other point.
"Certainly It Is not Iluerta who 1b to
decide this point.
"Some American newspapers take It as
a matter of courso that this point ought
to bo decided by the mediators and they
criticise the Stato Department at Wash
ington for Introducing Itself Into tho dis
cussion. However, nothing could be more
logical and proper.
"The mediators as such nre not In
terested parties ..) the ngreement that the
United States and Mexico should enter
Into to settle their differences.
'The chief function of tho mediator Is
to limit his efforts to the bringing to
gether of tho parties nnd nny action
which would have the effect of drawing
them furthor apart Is opposed to the very
purposes of tho mediation.
Mediator Not an Arbiter.
"The medlntor Is not an arbiter, but
even arbiters themselves cannot decide
questions of tho personality of the parties.
Such questions arc only to be decided by
tho Interested parties themselves. In In-
, ternatlonal law every i
or does not recognize th
State recognizes
government of
i other States. It Is n function of sov
10 i.ugianu ami to uermany, nuerta
,g tne r,.,,rCjentatlvo of Mexico and should
n conflict nrlse between Knglnnd and
Mexico none could question that England
, should deal with Iluerta,
liut the case Is that there exists a
conlllct between Mexico nnd tho United
States, Mexico has no government recog
nized by the United Htates becnuso the
man who calls himself the President has
not been recognized by Washington, nor
by Argentina, nor by llrazll, nor by Chile.
How could A 11 and C decide now that
Iluerta Is tho legal representative of
"For whom Is It to decide with wlom
the United States Is to deal?
"It Is for tho United States most as
suredly anil for them only.
"The United States has not recognized
Iluerta as the legal President of Mexico.
Neither has It recognized the Constitu
tionalists as tho legal rulers ot the coun
try. "Hut for the purpose of settling the pres
ent International conflict, only the United
states can decide If they nre sntlsfled In
dealing only with Iluerta or If they want
both factions to bo represented In order
to Insure the success of tho mediation.
"It Is then logical and natural that
the United States should have the final
word In deciding the question, since It Is
tho only party who Is to doal with Mex
ico. "Should the mediators by themselves
decide that the United States ought to
deal with Iluerta they would leave trie
rolo of mediators and appoint piemselrcs
arbiters, not only of tho International
question, but of the domestic affairs of
"I do" not want to hurt the mediators
or to criticise their actions. I only state
my opinion, taking ns a basis the data that
the newspapers give us on the state ot
the conference at Niagara.
"While considering seriously tho point
one must conclude that there Is no rea
son for criticising the attitude of thl
United States In trying to decldo the
question. On tho contrary It would be
a subject for very severe criticism of
the mediators If they should attempt to
decide the point, becnuso in so acting
they would Invndo the sovereignty of
other nations by dncldlng tho question of
the participation of the Constitutional
"I nnderstand that such questions have
been brought before the mediators not for
their decision, but because they are the
channels through which such questions
could be brought to the consideration ot
the Interested parties In the conference.
Carranin Sas Thrr Would Ignore
Conquerors of Mexico,
rimuNoo, Mexico, June 1. A Btatement
criticising the action ot the mediators at
Niagara Falls was given out to-day at
Gen, Carranza's headquarters here. The
statement follows :
"Tho dominant sentiment of Uie Con
stitutionalists regarding the proceedings
ot tho mediation commission nt Niagara
Falls Is ono of astonishment that there
should bo such an apparent lack of un
derstanding on the part of that body not
only with regard to conditions In Mexico
but as to tho uttltudo or the Constitution
alists regarding tho mediators.
"This lack of understanding is not con
fined to the commissioners themselves,
but seems to be shared by a large por
Ulon ot the American press as well as
by tho Washington Government
"Judging from what has been pub
llshcd from day to day, the mediators
appear to consider Gen. Carranza and
his followers as a negllglblt quantity,
scarcely worthy of attention, nnd who,
pcrrorce, must agree to whatever con
elusion the commission may reach.
"They do not seem to be aware of
the fact that the Constitutionalists are
conquerors, that they have Inaugurated
and carried almost to successful com
pletion e, revolution, and that this mwu
mo as personal enemies."
the establishment of a government en
titled to recognition by tho rest of tho
"All that prevent-) the Contltutlonal-
tsts from intcrlng Mexico city 'o-day a
the physical obstacle of the destruction
of tho railroads.
"With communication restored, which
Is being accomplished with rapidity, the
army would bo In Mexico city In iss
than a wceK.
"Tho neaco commission even goes so
far ns to propose that the Constitutional
ists must recognize whatever provisional
government they decide to set up nnd to
assert that they must bo forced to recog
nize that government or bo crusncu.
"The Constitutionalist leaders aro
wondering how they are to bo forced to
do this in view of their present accom
plishments, and by whom they aro to bo
crushed If they decllno to obey tho com
"Calmly, too, the commission proposes
that Iluerta shall be permitted to bo a
candidate for tho Presidency in order
merely to save his face.
'Do they think tho Constitutionalists
will consent to that nny moro than they
will consent to recognize n provisional
government constituted, as the commis
sion proposes, of ono person scloctcd by
Iluerta, one by tliembeives ami ono per
haps, but not at all likely, by tho Con
stitutionalists? Tho Constitutionalists mako It plnln
beyond question that they will recognize
n government cstauiisneu unuer mo pian
of Guadalupe at the triumph of tho revo.
"According to this plan the commander
In chief of the Constitutionalist army will
be the provisional Picsldcnt of the Mexi
can republic while the elections are being
verified and constitutional order Is re
stored to the country.
"Constitutionalists are especially caus
tic In their comment on the proposal of
the cotmnlfslmi to take up tho ngrnrlan
question and propose some form of settle
ment "Should any or nil of the foreign na
tions party to the conference nt Niagara
decide as a result of that conference,
called to promote pence, to use force to
get acceptance of their plan, tho Consti
tutionalists feel that It would present a
situation so contradictory ns to be ludi
Refuses to Grant Oil Conces
sion Despite Plea of
Minister Molieno.
Special Cable nnpateh to Tub 3uy.
Mexico City. June 1. The Senate
showed a significant Independence to-day
In halting, nftor a heated discussion, a
concession Just granted to Pedro Harrane-
chea and Gen. Francisco Ilomero, both ex-
Governors of San Luis Potosl. by Querldo
Molieno, Minister of Commerce and Indus
Moheno. who urged tho concession In
person, heard some very piam speaKing.
He was able to prevent final defeat by
a technicality.
Itarrcnechea and Itomero, both favored
of the administration, received from the
Minister, through Iluerta, the concessions,
which aro for largo tracts of oil land
around Tuxpan, In the State of Vera
Cruz. Under the law It was necessary
to obtain the ratification of the Senate,
but this waa supposed to be only a
formality. The committee reported the
resolution without delay. '
When the Minister urged tho passing
of the resolution as a reward for dis
tinguished services he was answered by
Senator Francisco Ilulnes, one of the
leaders of the Senate, who spoke against
The Senator declared that such con
cessions were ruinous to the republic. Th
distribution of land and mines was re
sponsible for the present revolution, so dis
astrous to the republic. Because of this
he dfclared rebels received help from tho
Senor Moheno spoke earnestly, attempt
ing to refute the arguments of Senator
Bulnes, but he was unsuccessful. Butncs
returned to the charge. Jut ns the voto
was to be taken, which undoubtedly
would have refused the report of the com
mittee, a point of no quorum was made,
which was discovered to be well taken.
The Senate then adjournod until to-morrow
Gen. Iletuglo Vctasco, defender of
Torreon, sent by Gen. Huertn Into San
Luis Potosl, has been appo'ntcd com
mander In chief of the garrison and dis
trict of that State, Gen. Joaquin Maa,
whom he supersedes, has been recalled to
the capital.
President Iluerta visited the Santa Fo
powder factory to-day and made a care
ful inspection. The mill Is working night
und day and turning out a large quantity
of powder for the artillery.
Ilrltlah FIret Ileenforced,
KinostoN, Jamaica, June 1. The Brit
ish cruiser Bristol, which Is to rcenforce
the fleet of Hear Admiral Sir Christopher
Cradock In Moxlcan waters, will sail for
Vera Cruz to-morrow. The captain of
the Bristol expects his ship to bo ordered
to Tnmplco tP protect the oil fields.
Bargains In Safes & Vaults
N 250 New Safes at Cost A
tandard Uake; All Sizes and Styles. I
Will change Interior Arrangements toSult.
130 Safe. MO. 17S Sate A Vaults, MB
KM Safes, MO. IStOSofrt Vaults. Olas
Closing out entire Block. Our 33d St.
tnra la close. Our factory and other
y stores will continue as usual. V I
The quicker wc get out of a
building the quicker the ten
ants get in.
The quicker wc get our
money on an operation, the
quicker the Owner gets his.
And the quicker all Owners
realize the importance of em
ploying a Contractor who can
give an efficient job) the quick
c. they will appreciate us.
Building Construction
State Department Kinds Cup I. Hush's
Servant In Met'cu City Prison,
Washington, June 1. Grrgarlo A1
carez, the Klllplno servant of dpt. Hush.
U. 8. N., for whom search has been madu
by the Ilrazlllan au.horltlcs In Mexico
city, Is In prison In that city.
The UraUllan Minuter will tnka steps
to secure his release. The Minister also
reported to the State Department that an
Immediate Investigation will be mado Into
the repoit of tho execut.on on May 16 of
William Sims, an Amer can. The Mexican
Federal Oovernment will ulso Investigate
the reiwrt.
Smith, the Amcrlcm. held for shooting
members of a J'cxlcnn mob, whlcti
stormed his home. Is still In prison. Com
munication with Gultttrrez, whero ho Is
held, has thus far been Impossible, th
Inderal Government ofnclnli havo In
formed the Ilrarlll.in Minister
The Hereditary.
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If It is far better to em
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cause we believe it than
because we inherit it.
Some men don't wear
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cause they have always
worn the other kind.
Here, too, you have
the hereditary principle
truckling io what one
has always done.
i Saks clothes ten years
ago were in style, but
those clothes would be
obsolete now.
Clothes and ideas must
conform to the present,
not to the past.
VThe other kind of
clothes you wore in the
past were all right live
past is where they belong.
l But Saks clothes are
the clothes to wear now
they are the clothes of
the present, offering
you an individuality of
style which the past
never dreamed of and of
which the present fur
nishes but few examples.
Suits $17.50 to $45
Overcoats $15.00 to $38
Broadway at 34th Street
Coward j
Bunion Shoe
for Women
Immediate relief in this Coward
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and heel. Not stretched to shape,
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