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American Commissioners to!
the Conference Arc (liven
No Definite Instructions
Kxcept to JJe in Recep
tive Mood
P.elieved They Will Not
Hesitate to Recommend
Huerta's Retirement of it
Seems Necessary to At
tain Peace
WASHINGTON. May 18. The pres
ident told the American ooniinisMoii-rs
who leave tomorrow for the mediation
conference at Niagara Kails, thai the
I'nited States will keep its troops at
Vera Cruz until there is a definite set
tlement of the Mexican problem. The
president gave Commission! rs Justice
Lamar of the rnited Stales supremo
court ami Frederick W. I-chmann. for
mer solicitor general, no specific in
structions. He told them to place
themselves in a receptive mood and
await proposals from tho throe South
American mediators.
At the same time, he outlined that
peace seemed to him to lie conditioned
on the elimination of the Hueria ad
ministration and the establishment of
a strong provisional government which
would conduct an election giving fair
treatment to all factions and guaran
teeing, moreover, the solution of the
agrarian problem and other internal
difficulties which bred the revolution.
The president wishes the Mexican
question settled on comprehensive lines
which will take into account the econo
mic principles for which Zapata in the
south, as well as Carranza in the north,
have been fighting and at the same
time conserve the rightful interests of
the people in the territory now con
trolled by the Huerta government.
During the day a dispatch came to
one of the foreign diplomats from a
diplomatic source in Mexico City, stat
ing that Huerta. is ready to resign and
permit his representatives at the me- j
diatinn-to eliminate him if necessary.
Indications that have come from the
three Huerta delegates since their visit
1o this country showed they realize
Huerti's elimination is regarded as es
sential to a settlement. The delegates
said they understand thoroughly the
scope of the mediation now comprises
the entire Mexican problem and are
iil to le ready to recommend Huer
ta's retirement, but only on the condi
tion of a definite understanding as to
the kind of government that will lol
low. The mediators have worked out
n general plan which they will submit
to all factions. It seeks to eradicate
the perplexing agrarian question by
prescribing a division of lands in a way
satisfactory to the masses but the de
tails of which have not been revealed.
President Wilson, in a final talk with
the American commissioners, at which
Bryan was present, spoke hopefully of
mediation. He indicated that every
power and legitimate influence at the
oisposal of the American government
will be executed to make it succeed.
Although the constitutionalists have
not yet agreed to take part in the me
diation, one high administration olfi
cial held out hopes of their u initiate
participation, saying the misunder
standing which might be remedied was
largely responsible for their failure to
be represented at Niagara Falls. The
president laid before the commission
ers the Mexican problem as he saw it,
emphasizing the duty of the I'nited
States to seek unselfishly to assist
Mexico and see set up a constitutional
government which will he accorded
recognition by the world, because of
its capacity not alone to maintain
peace with its confines, but to observe
international obligations.
In a talk with the commissioners the
president touched briefly on the land
question, speaking of it as perennial
cause of discontent and dissatisfaction,
which made it comparatively easy to
raise a revolutionary army in Mexico.
There is high authority for the pre
diction that when the plans have
reached a tangible stage, they will be
submitted to Carranza as well as to
those believed to have influence with
Zapata. .
The mediation conference is expected
to reach a climax in a short time and
the president does not look for pro
tracted negotiations if the Huerta dele
gates are conciliatory and show them
selves amenable to to the plans pro
posed by the mediators and acceptable
to the I'nited States. An effort to
draw tho constitutionalists into an
Beveridge Criticizes
Wlison's Mexican Policy
Beveridge, former I'nited States sen
ator and candidate on the progressive
ticket for that office, criticized the
Mexican policy of the democratic ad
ministration at a dinner of the In
diana Progressive club tonight. He
advocated a constructive policy hy
this government in the handling of
the Mexican situation.
"T.ct those who excuse the admin
istration's conduct because they feel
President Huerta
agreement undoubtedly will he made
by the American government as well
as by the mediators.
The milit.tiy situation in Mexico
City, however, is giving I lie Washing
ton government some concern. Some
sporadic outbreaks among Huorla's
troops, irresponsible hostilities against
American forces or complications at
Tampico, where the constitutionalists
are in control, it is realized may at any
moment alter the whole situation.
The preservation of the staus quo. at
least so far as tlie international situ
ation is concerned, while the mediators
at Niagara Falls undertake their deli
cate mission are at present tlie main
concern of the state department. For
this reason it has acted promptly upon
suggestions from foreign sources that
Kuropoan interests were endangered in
the tcnitory newly fallen under control
of the constitutionalists in the neigh
borhood of Tampico.
Entertainment Is Refused
NOdAPKS, May Is. Colonel 'a lies,
of the- constitutionalists' forces at
Hermesilio armed at Nogales, So
nora, tonight with his staff, a guard
of honor, and a military band, with
the intention to entertain officers of
the American troops stationed here.
The intention was not put into ef
fect, however, because of the refusal
by the war department at Washing
ton to permit the Americans to ac
cept the hospitality of the Mexicans.
The entertainment was planned in
return for courtesies extended to the
constitutionalists' officials of N'o
gahs. Sonora, recently, when as
guests of Ameriean Consul Simpich
they visited tho camp of the Amer
ican officers.
Church Is Noiv At
Work Fixing Up
Vanderbilt Matter
consideration of the whole Vander
bilt university matter, a question
which has occupied the attention of
the Southern Methodists for years.
was ordered to. lay by the
nial conference of the
Methodist Kpiscopal Church. South.
The subject was referred to a com
mittee of fifteen with instructions to
follow the spirit of the majority re
port which was pl'osenti-d to the
(inference last week. This report
ordered the return to the original
right of the patronizing conferences
remained in tho church under the
whatever interest in the university
Tennessee supreme court's resent de
cision. The gift to the school of
$1,000,0011 from Andrew Carnegie is
involved in the settlement of the
ownership, one faction being opposed
to its acceptance, because Mr. Car
negie insists upon saying what sort
of a school it shall become.
' CHICAGO, May IS. Robbers ;
i boarded a Santa Fe passenger I
I train leaving here for California, '
! held up the passengers on the
' observation platform and were
1 driven off by the train crew.
according to reports to the po- :
i lice. They are said to have ob- !
I tained nine dollars in cash. I
that perhaps truce may be patched
up," he said, "remember that his
tory shows that this is no the way
to avoid war: but on the contrary,
'.he way to make real war inevitable.
"Feebleness of purpose and uncer
tainty i:s to policy never yet pre
vented war."
Beveridge criticized President Wil
fen for not taking definite action be
fore the American bluejackets were
arrested ;u Tampico.
Egy. :J.i Jtk
Yice President During 1.9 lo
and One of Most Effect
ive Workers of Organiza
tion Chosen President by
New Directorate
Election of Hnmhort to Suc
ceed Lutgerding as Treas
urer and Harry "Welch to
Ie Secretary Is Accom
plished at Luncheon
A. 1.. Moore is now "Mr. President"
of the Phoenix Hoard of Trade.
It was at the luncheon of l)r. Den
nett, the retiring president, at the
Arizona club yesterday that tile di
rectors elected their officers for 1H14.
They tire:
A. P. Moore, president.
J. M. Ornish-, lirst vice president.
.1. D I.opcr, second vice president.
W. .S. Humbert, treasurer.
Harry Welch, secretary.
This was the -first meeting of the
new directorate, and as is custom
ary, took place in the form of a
luncheon Iry the retiring executive.
The old board met with the new one
at luncheon, and afterward the lat
ter retired to another room to go
through tin; routine of naming the
of f ieers.
At tho executive session of the
new 1-oard it was moved that a com
mittee of five be appointed to co
operate with a similar committee
from the Merchants' & Manufactur
ers' association to assist the Fanners'
Institute in planning and financing
the Maricopa County fair and the
Corn and Cotton clubs. The presi
dent appointed the following for this
committee: W. S. Humbert, ('has. A.
Stauffer, Arthur Piihrs, K. A. .Mar
shall and .1. T. Y hitn-y. The nicitv- I
hers of the committee representing,
the Merchants' and Manufacturers' '
association to co-operate with the
Farmers' Institute:
W. S. Humbert. Chairman. Arizona
J Seed Co.: C. H. Pratt, Pratt-Oilbei t
Co.; S. i iberfelder. National Hank of
Ariz.: Mr. Sanders, Phoenix Savings
Bank and Trust Co.; P. T. Slaybaek.
Valley Hank; ("has. Stauffer. Ari
zona Republican: ( '. H. Akers. Ari
zona Cazette.
On motion the president appointe I
a committee of three to co-operate
with the city, county and other of
ficials in the matter of removal of
the town ditch. The committee ap
pointed: Prof. J. D. I.oper. .1. M.
ornishy. H. Clay Parker.
It was moved that the directors
meet every Thursday. Time set for
tho first meeting was 4: no o'clock
On motion the. secretary was in
structed to prepare a budget outlin
ing the possible sources of revenue
and a general estimate of expendi
ture. It was also recommended that
following the preparation of this re
port a. vigorous finance committee be
appointed and a campaign instituted
to establish tin1 board on a firm basis
as far as its finances were concerned.
The secretary reported the coming
visit of the Los Angeles Chamber of
Commerce and suggested the ap
pointment of a committee on enter
tainment. On motion it was moved
to lay the matter over until Thurs
day, the 21st, the directors in the
meantime considering features and
plans for entertaining the visitors.
As president, Mr. Moore will con
tinue to be one of the most active
members of the organization. In the
past three years, he has been iden
tified with nearly every activity in
augurated by the board. Before fair
weeks, he has been steadily on the
job in each big money-raising cam
paign. Reside being a prominent business
man, tho new president is closely
identified with lodge work, being a
member of the H. P. O. E., the
Masons and the Shriners.
J. M. Ormsby, first vice-president,
and next executive by right of suc
cession, is a vice president of the
Valley Hank, a valued worker in
financial circles and one of the very
few 33rd degree baseball fans in
John D. Loper. second vice presi
dent, is city superintendent of
schools, a strong worker and officer
in the Christian church and an of
ficer in the Knights of Pythias. Ho
is a loader in the Filiform Rank.
W. S. Humbert, the new treasurer
is one of the scientific farmers and
merchants of tho valley. He is an
authority on intensive cultivation,
and a successful business man.
Harry Welch, the secretary has
been the generator that has kept the
wires "live" in the board of trada
since his addition to the force sev
eral years ago. He is the publicity
expert, boost director and office man,
and it is his ideas, or those he ex
pertly collects that model the activi
ties of the hoard.
Arizona: Fair.
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Carnegie Foundation Dur
ing Eiu'ht Years Has Dis
tributed .f 2. !:;;.!) -11 in
I Vol'cssoi's A 1 lov nccs
and Widow's Pensions
NEW YOP.K. May Pv The Came- J
gie Foundation for the Advancement I
of Teaching, founded by Andrew
Curmgie, w ith an endow nent of jr.
000, OuO, to provide retiring allowances
for teachers anil officers of high ed
ucational institutions in the I'nited
States and Canada, has during its
eight years of operation distributed
a total of J J.!i"i;.!i27. according to the
annual report issued by its president.
Dr. Henry S. Pritchott, today.
The report for the year ending
eptember :!, PJP!, shows that S."7:.
440 was distributed in retiring al
lowances to professors and $X0,542 in
pensions to their widows during that
yon r.
The number of allowances for the
year was thirty-three, making the
present total of allowances now in
force 403. The average annual pay
ment to an individual is $1,70,1.
In connection with the foundation's
work as n center of information con
cerning pensions, the president dis
cusses pension systems that are
maintained by half a dozen colleges
and the new federated pension sys
tem of the Knglish universities, and
the proposed system for the clergy
of the Kpiscopal church.
Much of the report is devoted to
the development of the work of the
foundation. Its present work in
cludes a study of education of Ver
mont, of legal education and of en
gineering education.
The study of legal education has
been begun by a. first hand inquiry
into the bar examination of every
Plans for the study of engineering
education are now being completed.
The eirlier educational work of the
foundation is continued hy commen
dation of the present tendency of
college entrance requirements toward
both elevation and - flexibility. The
need for further improvement is
shown hy the fact that only r."i per
cent of the students now in our
colleges are high school graduates.
The decrease in the number of med
ical schools in the country from Kl
in laid to 113 in litis and the rapid
improvement of the. better schools
are commented upon.
A general study of the problems of
state regulation of higher education
is illustrated by a dotailed account
PANAMA. May lv I large, ser
vice through the Panama canal
was inaugurated today with the
passage of a tug with five loaded
barges in tow through the Mira
flores and Pedro Miguel locks.
Thence the tug, and her tow pro
ceeded through the Culelir.'i cut
without disturbing the work at
( 'uearueha.
Huerta Seeking j
Concession When S
Defeat Likely
Fassooiatku ep.Kss msr-ATi'iil
KL PASo, May IS. Authorization
given his mediation conference dele
gates by Huerta to present his resig
nation if necessary to insure peace
in Mexico, and the intimation that
ljiiis Cabrero. the constitutionalist
leader, would be acceptable to the
federals as provisional president, is
regarded by the constitutionalist
leaders here simply as an attempt by
the Huerta parrs to win some con
cessions from a struggle iti which
they have been defeated at every
turn. Contsitutionalists said they are
not fighting the individual, but a po
litical condition supported and backed
by the. party which Huerta heads. It
is indicated they thought any com
promise with the "cientificos" would
be fatal to their plans for reform.
It is reiterated that the contest
must be pressed through to the end,
and it is a compromise w itli the "ei
entificos" would be followed by other
periods of unrest and revolution.
Regarding the proposal to make
Luis Cabrera provisional president, it
was stated that Cabrera :s thoroughly
acquainted with the purpose of the
proposal and it is highly improbable
that he would lend himself to such
lend himself to such a proposal or
allow his name to be used in con
nection with the provisional presi
dency. of the recent crisis in edtica ;ic!iul af
fairs in Iowa.
The report further presents a
studv of the financial status of col-
lege teachers as compared with the
situation presi nted in a sim.-.-ir study
j published five years ago. The ordi
nary salary of a full professor in the
, institution associated with the fmir-
dation is now $3,000. During the last
I five years the salaries of instructors
have risen by about $S0: those of
junior professors show a gain o1"
from $1L'( to ill',: lho.se of full pro
fessors show t:n iie-rease of from
$123 ! . ::; o
The report concludes with n frank
criticism of eotemporary college catalogues.
Former Friend. Companion
and Press Agent of Po
lice Lieutenant (lives
Damaging Testimony at
Second Trial
NKW YORK. .May IS. Swearing
that Cliurles Pecker had asked him to
kill Jack Kose, before Rosenthal's
murder and also after Rose was ar
rested charged with the crime, C. P..
Plitt. Jr., the former police lieutenant's
friend, companion and press agent,
completed the state's case against
Pecker. Plitt said that Pecker asked
him while on board a train enroute
from New York to the death house at
Sing Sins to make way with Rose.
He testified that Pecker was indig
nant with the way the killing of Ros.
entlial was accomplished.
"You would suppose it was being
done for moving pictures." Pecker
said, according to Plitt.
Plitt stuck to his story about being
asked by liecker to kill ' Paid Jack"
Hose, the informer, while Pecker was
being taken from New York to Sing
Sing. He said the interview took place
in a compartment of a day coach, and
that Sheriff Julius llarberger permit
ted it.
Plitt admitted on re-direct examin
ation by District Attorney Whitman
that he had lied when he told the
grand jury that indicted Pecker, that
pecker was innocent and that Plitt
believid ho had been 'framed up" by
Mr. Whitman.
James Marshall, a negro, ajso took
the stand to swear that he saw Beck
er ami Rose talking at the Harlem
Two Mediators Have
Reached Niagara Falls
(associated press msrATrnl
NIAtlARA PALPS. Out., .May IX.
Two of the representatives of the
three South American countiiei
which are to try to solve the Mexi
can trouble hy mediation arrived here
today. Domicio Da Clama. the Bra
zilian ambassador, who is the ranking
diplomat of the three mediatory pow
rs and Romalo S. Nairn, minister
for Aigentine, are here, and Kduardo
Suarez, Chilean minister and the ll.ird
mediator, is expected tomorrow.
The minister spent the afternoon
in looking over the arrangements for
SHDRtS raw
Preparations: Are Complet
ed to Cive Brazilian Ex
plorer Uousing "Welcome
When lie Reaches Ovster
But Wounded Le Has
Mended During the Sea
Voyage and He Is Xow
Better; Is Bringing Spe
cimens OYSTER BAY, N. Y., May 1$.
Preparations have, been com
pleted to givo Theodore Poose
velt a welcome home. Ho is
aboard the liner Aidan. -due to
reach New York tomorrow.
(associated press dispatch
NKW YOPK, May 18. Theodore
Koosevolt's return trip from the jun
gles of Brazil will terminate "tomor
row when he. arrives at Oyster Bay.
The former president is nearly a well
man after a siege of serious illness
due to the privations and hardships
he encountered. It was an emaciated
man who limped up the gangplank of
the steamer leaving Brazil, according
to the captain of the steamer Dun
stan, on which Roosevelt was a pas
senger the first part of the home
ward voyage.
The morning Colonel Roosevelt
hoarded the Dunstan, he had under
gon an operation for an' injury sus
tained to his leg while trying to save
a canoe in the river rapids during the
tour of exploration. He had to he
brought on a stretcher in an automo
bile to the Dunstan's dock. He re
fused to be carried on to the boat,
but leaned on the arms of two com
panions. The colonel's appearance on the
fourth day showed him a changed
man, according to Captain Alexander.
He asked to be introduced to the of
ficers, said he. was hungry, guessed
he would go below for bread and jam
and generally made himself popular
with the crew.
Kermit Roosevelt and Leo C. Miller
and (Jeorge K. Cherry, naturalists,
members of the expedition, accom
panied the colonel to Para. Kermit
left the party thero to go to Spain,
where he is to be married. Miller
and Cherry are with the colonel on
board the Aidan.
Several monkeys, a hear and some
of the inanimate fruits of the Roose
velt exploration trip arrived tonight
on the Dunstan.
Colonel Roosevelt was a passenger
on the Dunstan for four days before
being transferred to the Aidan, on
which boat he arrives here tomorrow.
Captain Alexander said tho fever
from which the colonel was suffering
has disappeared and the wounded leg.
due to an operation performed at Ma
nans for an abscess is fast mending.
He has gained in weight, his appe
tite has returned and ho is in the
best spirits. According to friends of
the Roosevelt family the impression
that the colonel is returning a sick
man probably arose over their efforts
to have him reach home without be
ing generally hailed by the public on
conference which was declared by the
court of appeals to havo been the
'heart of the conspiracy to murder
Herman Rosenthal."
'What's the matter with Jack Rose
and the bunch," Plitt said Becker
'complained. "To pull a stunt that way
! was very bad." He testified he told
j Pecker in the Tombs a friend of the
gunmen told him to tell Becker the
I gunmen wanted $"i00 and if they did
1 not get it quick there would be trou
ble. "Tell them I cannot get it now."
jhe said Becker replied, "but as soon
as I get my hands on $300 they will
! get it."
j Plitt appeared to be more nervous
; during the cross-examination than at
: any time on the stand. In tho middle
of the cross-examination Becker moved
I where he could gaze directly into the
! face of the witness, apparently eager
j to catch the eye of his one-time friend
and companion. He was unsuccessful.
carrying on tho work of the mediators
and directed several changes. He
showed much interest in tho large
telegraph office from which will trav
el the news of the proceedings and
diplomatic messages. Over forty ct
tra wires have been installed.
Neither of the mediators male com
ment on the report from Washington
that President Huerta would resign
if such step was necessary to the
success of the mediation, hut both
expressed themselves as highly hope
ful of a favorable outcome of the

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