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' v MORNING, MAY 23, 1914
While Subject of Constitu
tional Participation in
Mediation is One of Ab
sorbing Interest Not
Broached Officially
Representatives of Huertrt
Decline to Give Publicity
to Their Attitude Saying
' Have No Information from
separate conferences between the three
envoys and the American delegates
constituted the day's work of the medi
ation conference. The Mexican dele
gates were not called into consultation.
While the subject of the constitution
alists participation in the mediation
was one of absorbing interest, it was
learned that neither the American del
egates or the mediators broached the
In response to newspaper inquiries
regarding their attitude toward consti
tutionalist representation, the Mexican
delegates issued a statement saying
they would await formal notice of such
a question from the mediators them
selves and then would consult the home
government. Incidentally the envoys
let it be known that beyond press 'dis
patches they had no information about
the intention of the constitutionalists.
On Way to Vera Cruz
VERA CRUZ, May 22. Consul Can
ada has been advised that John Silli
man, vice consul at Saltillo, whose ar
rest and detention have been the sub
ject of many communicatinns between
Washington and Mexico City will ar
rive here tomorrow afternoon from the
capital on a train bearing the British
Silliman Turns Up
WASHINGTON. May 22. Threat
ening complications in connection
with the mediation conference at
Niagara Falls were removed when
definite word reached the state de
partment that Vice Consul Silliman,
arrested at Saltillo and long sought
for, had arrived safely in Mexico
City, accompanied by the British
vice consuls, at Saltillo. MacMillan.
While Silliman himself is safe, there
remain several very grave features
connected with his arrest.
Unofficial reports indicate that he
was placed under arrest while acting
as United States consul, imprisoned,
tried as a spy and condemned to
death. Also the United States con
sulate was entered and official arch
ives taken, including the code of the
state department.
Negotiations going on at Niagara
Falls received the very earnest at
tention of administration officials
throughout the day. Several ex
changes occurred between the Ameri
can delegates and officials here, and
the situation was fully reviewed at a
cabinet meeting, after which further
advices went forward to the Ameri
can, .delegates.
Advices from Admiral Howard on
the flagship California at Mazatlan
reported further- advances of consti
tutionalists on Guadalajara. Howard
also reported several Mexican light
houses again lighted. Skirmishing
about Mazatlan continues,' he said.
Admiral Mayo reported conditions in
the oil well district around Tampico
as rapidly becoming normal under
fonstitutionalist control.
t I
SEATTLE. May 22. The Uni
versity of Washington varsity
crew won the three-mile race I
from the University of California
I crew on Lake wasnington laie
this afternoon by four lengths.
' The 'Time: Washington, 16:11;
j California, 1G:22.
Policeman And
(Special to The Republican.)
TUCSON, May 22 Policeman Sam
W. Lacey and George Shortridge, his
companion, were arrested this morn
ing as being the two highwaymen
who attacked, robbed and beat Wai
ter Christopher, who arrived on an
early train from California.
Chistopher was walking toward the
round house where his brother is
employed. After the hold up was
reported to Southern Pacific Special
Officer L. F. Salisbury and an ac
companying officer, soon found the
two holdups at the stock pens. They
were taken to jail.
Tom Mills, constable, gave bail for
Lacey. This morning they were taken
before a justice of the peace where
they pleaded not guilty and bonds
were fixed at $1000. They were un
able to furnish bail and are now in
TACOMA, Wash., May 22. The
! second mishap in twelve hours in
the flying trip by Governor Lister
i in which he was endeavoring to
i keep up with the itinerary of his j
! good roads day speaking engage-
merits, resulted in u criminal war-
rant being sworn out for the
j governor. He is charged with i
speeding. Two motorcycle police-
men overhauled him on the high- J
way when his car was going, they
I assert, fifty miles an hour. Earlier
! in the day the governA-'s car
bumped a milk wagon and the
I governor was sprinkled with milk, j
Says Carranza
Will Not Join
In Mediation
associated press dispatch
NEW YORK. May 22. Jose Vas-
concelos, special agent of Carranza,
who, it has been reported, would be
chosen constitutionalist representa
tive to Niagara Falls, emphatically
denied in statement . that he is to
receive such an appointment, or that
Carranza would ever consider media
tion as a solution of Mexico's inter
nal affairs.
"As lorg as the Huertistas are at
Niagara Falls, we shall not be rep
resented there," said Vasconcelus.
"The only way my party will meet
Huerta is on the battlefield."
"Personally, as a Mexican," con
tinued Vasconcelos, "I thank the A.
B. C. powers for their efforts to set
tle the conflict that has been lirought
in my country by some of its ld
citizens. But the A. B. C. powers
have no more right than the United
States to iiuterefere and advise In
our internal questions. These ques
tions should not be discussel in the
Niagara Falls meeting. I am sure
the constitutionalists will not be a
party to such a violation of our sov
ereignty." 1
Vasconcelos, who is known to staxu
very close to the constitutionalist
leader, has just finished a special mis
sion in Toronto and will return to
Mexico by way of Washington.
"I suppose," said Vasconcelos, "that
my sudden departure from Toronto,
where I stopped three days, has given
rise to the unfounded rumor that I
was to be a peace delegate. As far as
I know, I shall go from Washington
direct to Saltillo to meet General Car
ranza. "The elimination of Huerta will not
solve our difficulties, and even if the
A. B. C. mediators eliminate Huerta,
it will not interest us. We are not
fighting a man, but a series of abuses.
"We shall probably be in Mexico
City within a month," concluded Vas
concelos. "In other words, we shall
be In possession of Mexico while the
A. B. C. delegates are conferring with
a power which no longer exists."
Vasconcelos is a young man, but
has already won distinction as a law
yer in Mexico City.
associated press dispatch!
WASHINGTON, May 22 The ad
ministration anti-trust program was
definitely started on its way to the
statute books when the house with the
legislative machinery working under
forced draft, completed consideration
of the Covington trade commission bill
and laid that measure aside for final
associated press dispatch!
PORT HURON, May 22. The
steamer W. H. Gilbert was sunk
in a collision with the steamer Ca1
dera about fifteen miles below Thun
der Bay Island on Lake Huron. The
vessels came together in a fog. Cap
tain Cummings of the Gilbert got all
the crew on board the. Caldera be
fore the Gilbert went clown.
Be Holdup Pair
Shortridge is a brother of Frank
Shortridge", who was just sent to the
penitentiary for highway robbery.
Lacey had been discharged from the
sheriffs office for drunkenness and
is a candidate for chief of police at
the next election.
Edward M. Holden, a deputy sher
iff, was sentenced to one to five
years in the penitentiary for forgery,
yesterday. The cases of assault
against Policemen Smith and De
vant which were appealed to the
superior court recently, were dis
missed because the principal wit
ness could not remain longer in
Tucson. '
Christopher positively Identified the
pair and they correspond to the
description he gave to the Southern
Pacific officer. Lacey was In his
shirt sleeves, which Is against the
SfekV)r1 fcrs&&3 (If QPHfini CM)
Touching Phase of I. 0. C.
Hearing Conies When the
Financier Tells How Dead
Money King Took Part in
Railroad Negotiations
associated press dispati-h
WASHINGTON'. Mav 22. A dram
atic climax marked the dose or the
sensational testimony C Charles S
Mellen, former president of the New
York. New Haven and Hartford rail
road before the interstate commerce
commission. With evidence of deep
' emotion Mellen asserted that the late
.1. P. Morgan was cognizant of the
Gram! Trunk -negotiations, on which
he (Mellen) had been criminally in
dicted for violation of the Sherman
anti-trust act, and that he "took the
indictment that belonged" to him
(Morgan)" as he believed it would
have killed the aged financier if he
had been indicted. Mellen spoke
with intense feeling as he recited
his efforts to shield the elder Mor
gan. This turned quickly to a show
of resentment, however, as lie told
how President J. Picrpont Morgan
had suggested "a change in the
presidency of the New Haven," at
which suggestion Mellen said with
"I called his attention to the fact
that I had been suffering under the
humiliation of an undeserved in
dictment in order to protect his
A crowded court room lislened
with intense interest as the closing
lecital was given.
Taking up the Grand Trunk tran
saction, on which Mellen's indict
ment was returned by the grand jury
at New York, Joseph Folk, chief
counsel for the commission, asked:
"Did Mr. Morgan have anything to
do with this negotiation for an ex
change of Ontario and Western with
the Grand Trunk?"
"He took a very active part:"
"What part, can you tell, if you
know?" asked Folk.
"I do not know that Morgan knew
there were negotiations on until he
come into my office, when I had
an appointment with Smithers and
Chamberlain. He told them what he
thought they ought to do in order
to have peace between the New
Haven and the Grand Trunk inter
ests. He told of previous negotia
tions which he said extended over a
period of twenty years (that is the
term he used; I suppose it is a
general term), and that he had
bought a steamship line of them on
the understanding that he was to
have the New London and Northern
for the New Haven road, and that
they" never had carried out their
agreement. This negotiation, he said,
was with Smithers' predecessor, Sir
Charles Rivers Wilson and he
thought it a great mistake; and that
they had not kept faith with him.
He was quite emphatic in thinking
they had not kept faith with him.
He told them they should give up
the New London and Northern; he
did not care for anything further,
as that would be the only thing in
his judgment that would ever result
in permanent peace between the two
properties. Then he retird from the
"Morgan retired and left Mr. Cham
berlain and Mr. Smithers and myself
to continue the conference. I told them
that he would continue the conference
on the basis that they should give no
further attention to the question of
surrendering the New London Northern
road; they might do as they pleased
with it; I did not care.
"I was asked to put my views in
the form of proposition or contract
which I did; it was submitted to them
and within a week the grand jury pro
ceedings commenced in New York and
I was indicted."
"Did you write a letter to the district
(Continued on Page Five.)
New York Police Officer is
- Again in Shadow of the
Death Chair Following
Second Trial in New York
Attorney for Defense An
nounces an Appeal Will
Re Made and Secures a
Stay of One Week, Fore
stalling Sentence
NEW YORK, May 22 Charles
Hefkcr. for the second time was held
responsible by a jury for the Rosen
thal murder which nearly two years
ago awake New York to a realiza
tion of corruption in the police de
partment and opened a new era of
police reform. Becker, a former po
lice lieutenant,, was found guilty of
murder in the first degree.
Only a pardon or interference
again by the court of appeals can
save him from following to the
electric chair, the four gunmen who
shot Herman Rosenthal, the gambler,
early on the morning of July 16,
1912. The Jury decided the gunmen
were Becker's agents and one ballot
decided Becker's fate. The jury was
unanimous for a conviction and
reached a verdict in four hours and
four minutes.
Tears streamed down the fore
man's face as he announced the de
cision and tears stood in the eyes of
the eleven other jurors; but sym
pathy did not warp their judgment.
They had agreed that the corrobora
tion the district attorney failed to
present at the first trial to support
the sories of Rose, Vallon and Web
ber, the three other accomplices, who
turned informers, had been furnished
by new witnesses at the second.
Becker's counsel announced he
would appeal and gained a. week's
stay for the preparation of his fu
ture campaign. Becker and his wife
were talking in a room adjoining the
sheriffs office when the court at
tendant announced the jury had
reached & verdict. Mrs. Becker was
not permitted to accompany her hus
band into the court room.
Newspaper men, court attendants,
counsel for the defense. District At
torney Whitman and his staff were
the only other persons allowed ad
mission. The defendant's two broth
ers, Jackson and John Becker, the
latter a deetective lieuteant, hurried
to a side entrance where they stood
awaiting the verdict.
When the little group in the
courtroom found seats, the jury filed
silently in with Foreman Blagdeni at
their head.
Becker, in the room overhead, and
talking with his wife, when Justice
Seabury took his seat. A bailiff was
sent for the defendant. Becker kiss
ed his wife as he left her.
"It's all right," he told her. "Don't
worry. They will free me."
Becker walked briskly to the rail
facing Justice Seabury and gripped it
with both hands. His face was col
orless. He glanced hopefully at the
jury, but did not catch the eye of a
single man. Clerk Penny asked the
jury to rise.
"Foreman," he said, "have you
reached a verdict?"
Blagden, a young man, brushed his
eyes with a handkerchief, already
damp. "We have," he said softly.
"We find the defendant "
He hesitated a moment and con-
J tinued in a whisper:
"We find this defendant guilty as
charged in the indictment; guilty of
"-.urder in the first degree."
. o
WASHINGTON, May 22. For Ari
zona: Probably local showers in the
J north portion.
Charles Becker
Passengers Hurrying Aboard
Precipitated Ijito Water
HOBOKEN. May 22. The steam
ship Freedrick VIII was about to
start on a voyage over the sea when
the gang plank between the- main
deck and the pier broke without
warning while a score or more per
sons were hurrying across. Men,
women and children were precipitated
into the Hudson, iver. Tonight the
list of victims contained two known
drowned, a child missing and believed
drowned, two ohters missing and at
least ten suffering from injuries or
The body of three-year old Annette
Feldschua was recovered, although
she had not been reported as missing.
In the hospital a junkman is tempor
arily insane after failing to rescue
the Feldschua girl, the daughter of a
friend. He is expected to die. Mrs.
Anna Edwardson of Brooklyn was
drowned and her body recovered. Her
daughter Mary, aged three, fell into
the water and the body was swept off
by the tide.
Inspect Scene of Battle and
New Tent Colony
TRINIDAD, May 22.-rThe scene of
the Ludlow battle of April 20, was
inspected by W. R. Fairley and Iiy
well Davies, federal strike mediators.
The commission, accompanied by
several high officials of the coal cor
porations, visited the new Ludlow
tent colony.
Strike leaders, who agreed to stop
picketing at the. trains, complained
to the military authorities that em
ployes of the mining companies are
inspecting all trains. The army of
ficers took the complaint under ad
BERLIN. May 22 An extraor
dinary frontier incident is reported
from LaurahUte, in Silesia. It is
stated that a young man whq was
taking a walk on the frontier line
offered a cigarette to a Cossack.
The latter asked him for a light,
and when the young man, who is
said to be a German subject, step
ped over the frontier trench, the
Cossack dragged him into Russian
territory and removed him to prison
at Beno7in.
Rebel Chief Confers Several
Houi's With Zurburan at
Washington State
Troops Take Saltillo -New
Capital There
Yassociated press dispatch
JUAREZ, May 22. For several
hours Carranza conferred over leased
telegraph wires with Rafael Zuba
ran, insurgent representative at
Washington, a member of Carran
za's provisional cabinet. The matter
discussed was not made known here
but it is believed to have referred
to the pending negotiations at Ni
agara Falls between representatives
o thoi Washington and Mexico City
It is said Carranza had not re
turned to Torreon. It is considered
fossible by officials here that he will
soon move headquarters and the seat
of the insurgent government, from
Durango to Saltillo, which was re
cently taken by Villa's troops. This
would place the constitutionalists'
commander-in-chief in the capital
city of Coahuila state, where he
served as governor under the Ma
dera government.
Colonel Miguel Gonzales was the
highest ranking insurgent officer
killed in the fighting incidental to
the capture of Saltillo, said advices
received today. He was in com
mand of one of the brigades of
Villa's army.
Pascual Orozco, one time leader of
the anti-Madero revolution, was de
feated in fighting near San Luis
Fotosi, according to official reports.
The battle is considered important
as having connection with the fed
eral retreat to San Luis Potosi. The
report also ended the uncertainty re-
ganling Orozco's whereabouts. .
ROME, May 22 A life-sized statue
of Venus has been found by excavators
near Cyrene, North Africa, which in
the early centuries was the seat of
Greek culture. The statue, which
dates back to the sixth century, once
stood in the Tempe of Apollo.
liam P. Lawlor, superior judge of
San Francisco, formally announced
that he will be
candidate for as-
sociate justice of the state supreme
FLORENCE. May 22. The condi
tion of Mrs. Mary Favelle. of Chi
cago, who was shot on board a train
between Florence and Assisi yester
day, is improved. She was visited
by relatives and
American consul.
friends and the
No Defective Material
In Panama Canal Locks
WASHINGTON, May 22. Demo
ccratic leaders in the senate are 'con
fident the Panama canal tolls ex
emption bill and arbitration amend
ments will be disposed of next week.
Senator Kern, leader of the majority,
said a vote will be taken on May
28 or shortly afterward. The admin
istration, it Is said, will center its
supports on the amendment proposed
by Senator Simmons, declaring the
United States waives no rights over
the Panama canal.
The great steel locks of the Panama
canal are as strong and safe as en
gineering skill can make them and
Largest Class in History of
Phoenix Union High
School Graduated Last
Night in Presence of a
Large Audience
Address Delivered by Rev.
Dr. Dalton of Pomona,
Cal., Urges Members to
See Things as Thev Ought
to Be
"First I want you to see things as
they are. I want you to have a vision
of things as they ought to be; and then
get a vision of yourselves as vital fac
tors in the achievement of that which
ought to be.
"And so I make my appeal to you
young folks that instead of living for
yourselves, you consecrate your lives to
the service of others."
This in brief was the message of the
Rev. Dr. Chas. B. Dalton of Pomona,
California to the class of 1914 of the
Phoenix Union High School, which last
night, in the presence of more than
i "ZTJ'Tz'Z
the classic halls in which they have
striven for many a year to arrive at
that place in life which they encount
ered last night.
There were seventy-eight bright and
happy graduates, grouped on the plat
form in pleasing ensemble, listening to
the eloquent words of the visiting di
vine, who brought them the message
of inspiration and cheer for the com
ing year. For the first time, in the
history' of the school, the number of
boys in the graduating class exceeded
that of the girls. Forty-one young men
make their start in life from last night
and thirty-seven handsome and charm
ing 1'hoenix young ladies, equally high
ly inspired, will count their tasks in
life as begun on the evening of May 22,
1914 when their school days closed.
There was only one misfortune that
marred the bright evening. Miss Ruth
Coggins, whose splendid record as a
student' had won for her the honor of
valedictorian, although present upon
the platform, was unable to deliver her
well prepared valedictory. For some
time past, the young lady has been
suffering from a severe sore throat,
and by the doctor's orders, was forced
to refrain from taking her expected
part in the program. She had pre
pared an essay oiy the subject of "A
New Profession", dealing with the idea
of expert service in civic affairs as a
profession worthy of the best talent of
the time.
G. H. N. Luhrs Jr., was the saluta
torian. He delivered an eloquent and
striking address dealing with Arizona's
greatest industry, captioned under the
engaging title of "The Lure of the
Mine", showing how great an influence
on the civilization of this day and time
the search for precious metals has had.
Space precludes a more extended ref-
eronee to his noble effort.
Suffice it
to say, however, he showed strong in
dications of large platform ability.
The diplomas were handed to the
class by B. W. Getsinger, chairman of
the board of trustees, who admonished
i ail the members to make their lives
1 lives of cleanliness, honesty and good
: citizenship.
1 Principal Alvin K. Stabler, before ln
; troducing the speaker of the evening.
took occasion to announce the list of
prize winners for the year, which is as
The prize in manual training for the
best piece of work made during the
year won by.Tenney Goodman.
The annual prize of $10 given by the
; College club of Phoenix for the best
( in T .!!. ,.." , J J .i
" ' , a"a,ru l" M,B
xuin muggins, wiiuse graue lor xne lour
years was 96.1. George Luhrs and
Ralph Phillips tied for second place.
The annual prize of a fountain pen,
offered by Andrew Miller, manager
of the Owl Dr ig Co. for the best grade
in German, was won by Max Vosskuh
ler. whose grade was 97.5.
The highest grade ever given for two
?'ears' work in an' subJect is that t
I (Continued on Page Sir.
there is not the slightest danger to
life or property In their use, not
withstanding the disclosure of at
tempted fraud in the supply of pro
per metal for construction. This
statement was made today when at
tention was called to the criminal
presentments found by the grand
jury in Pittsburg yesterday against
five steel makers on a charge of
conspiracy to furnish inferior ma
terial for the locks.
Major Boggs, In charge of the
canal office here explained that the
attempt to deliver defective steel
castings had been discovered by the
government inspectors before the ma
terial was worked into the locks.

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