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CARRANZA HASNT COME ACROSS
ON MEDIATION DEAL YET
Mexico City, May 2. Foreign Min
ister Jose Lopez Portillo y Rojas re-signed
at the request of President
Huei-ta. Sub-Secretary Robert A. Es
teva Ruiz.resigned as soon as he was
apprised of the enforced retirement
of his chief.
Washington, May 2. General Ve
nustiaho Carranza, leader of the con
stitutionalists, has not yet agreed to a
suspension of the hostilities in Mex
ico, but the A. Bs C. mediators are
quietly continuing working on a basis
for settlement of the pending ques
tions between the U. S. and Mexico.
They stated they do not: believe that
a rfusal of Carranza should be per
mitted to interfere with the progress
of the work of mediation.
One of their plans is to appoint a
peace commission to consist of one
representative of the U. S.. one of the
Huerta government and one of the
Sec'y of War Garrison announced
he has determined to replace civilian
members of the present government
at Vera Cruz with, army officers. This
means the removal of Robert J. Kell,
Chicago lawyer, appointed by Ad
miral Fletcher as civil governor at
Vera Cruz. Kerr's appointment caus
ed considerable surprise because of
his outspoken criticism of the Mexi
can policy of the Wilson administra
tion last winter.
eGneral Huerta has taken steps
looking to the safety 'Of Dr, Edward
W. Ryan, reported held as spy at Za-
catecas and facing death, according
to word received at state department
It is declared Dr. Ryan is now on
his way to Mexico City and Pres.
Huerta has stated he will insure his
safe passage to Vera Cruz.
Vera Cruz, May 2. Refugees ar
riving here from Mexico City declar
ed that conditions in the capital are
greatly improved. Many Americans
and other foreigners unwilling to
leave, Huerta has detailed 1,500 fed
erals to .guard foreign colonies.
Commander Stickney liberated 250
more prisoners from famous S.an
Juan Ulloa prison.
Pittsburgh, May 2. Huertaistas'in
vicinity of Vera Cruz seized property
of Janthe plantation owned by Pitts
burgh company, according to tele
gram received by officers of corporation.
Minneapolis. Plan3 for home for
needy ballplayers progressing favor
ably, according to Joe Cantillon, origr
inator of idea.
Halberstadt, Germany. Lieut.
Meyer, . army aviator, killed, and
Lieut. Niemier seriously injured when
biplane collapsed and fell to earth.
Ottawa, III. Three men found
dead from asphyxiation in tunnel
where they had been dynamiting.
New York. Grand Union Hotel,
landmark for past 20 years, closed its
doors last night. Site will be utilized
for subway purposes.
New York. More lives lost in New
York during April than in taking
Vera Cruz. 46 persons killed by au
tos, street cars and horse vehicles.
Baltimore, Md. Dr. E. A. Knorr
removed three pieces of skin from
left arm of Mrs. Sarah Trego, 50, and
made new lid for her left eye.
New York. Six million dollars
was taken in as taxes in ten hours by
tax receiver's office of New York.
Kansas City, Mo. Maurice Lew
kowitz, third member of 1224 Grand
av. gang to be tried for assault upon
Mrs. Gertrude Shidler, found guilty.
Sentenced to 99 years in penitentiary.
St. Louis. Alleging that certain
members of Sheirith Israel Cemetery
have conspired to escape land taxa
tion by "fake" burials and cemetery
is menace to health, suit was filed to
restrain burial of bodies in "cemetery.
Jerseyville, III. Car of powder ex
ploded when freight cars on Chicago,
Peoria & St. Louis track were ditched
yesterday. Dozen cars demolished,
also portion of track. No one injured.