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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 2f, 19H 12 PAGES VOL. XXV. NO. 8 nn TUT TIT' A BIAMA OTETOir T'O MEDIATORS REACHING COMMON AGREEMENT ON MEXICAN PROBLEM This Much Is Stated With Emphasis by South Amer icans After Day of Con ferences With Delegates. NO SPECIFIED ORDER OUTLINED Discussion of General Char acter, Mediators Saying They Are Counsellors, Not Dictators of Mexican Des tinies. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH NIAGARA FALLS, May 25. Smooth progress towards a common agreement upon all phases of the Mexican problem is being made by J the mediators and the American and Mexican delegates. This was stated with emphasis by the mediators to- I night after a day of conferences j principally with the Mexican dele- i gates. The three South American j diplomats made it plain that while every aspect of the Mexican situa tion has been laid before the dele- gates of the United States and Mex- ico, no formal basis has yet been reached for treatment in any speci fied order of the issues involved. Discussion thus far has been of a general character. The mediators have taken the position that they are essentially counsellors, not dic tators of the destinies of the Mexi can republic. They will not suggest names for provisional presidency or recommend any form of government. From the Mexican delegates them selves must originate the proposals concerning the internal affairs of their country. The mediators do not conceive it to be their duty to undertake to legislate upon questions which pro perly fall within the jurisdiction of the constitutional government when established. The most they can do in this direction will be in the line of suggestion and kindly recom mendation. The theory under which the inter nal questions are being brought into the discussion is that the United States has a right to say whom it will recognize as provisional presi dent of- Mexico Tintl therefore can indicate in advance who will be ac ceptable. On iTTe agraiiun problem too, sug gestions must originate from the Mexican delegates. Thus far the talk on the land question has noi reached the merits of the subject itself. The question has been wheth er Mexico's land problem could be properly discussed in an interna tional tribunal. The Mexican dele gates have shown a serious disin- clination rega rded to hf it ve it included purely as they internal ouestion. The American have maintained delegates, however, that as' the land question cause of has been the fundamental unrest, breeding revolution after revolution, some program should be considered with a view to influencing v gradual settlement of the question. The purpose of the American delegates, it is said, is to Place the problem so conspicuously before the world as the obligation of the future provisional government that no new administration could ignore it The mediators and the American delegates 'eiike paid warm tribute to the Mexican delegates. The lat ter have approached the work of composing, the difficulties this country from a broad standpoint, and have at shown a disposition to lift besetting I patriotic no time the per- sonal fortunes of any Mexican pub licist to a controlling place. The mediators as well as the American and . Mexican delegates have pledged themselves to keep the proceedings secret. One reason for this is the desire of the Mexican delegates that various phases of the discussion here, particularly those relating to the reitrement of Huerta, should not be misinterpreted in Mexico and thus weaken the admin istration there in handling the mili tary situation against the constitu tionalists. Certain Mexican delegates suggest that the United States should Inter pose no objections to Central Huer ta s becoming a candidate for the presidency at any election called by .". provisional government set up as sl result of mediation. This thev feel would permit him to retire with dignity and would greatly conduce the restoration of permanent peace. Jose liequena, who was candidate for vice president on the same tick et with Felix Diaz, and Cecilio O(on. left today for Toronto after a con ference with the Mexican delegates. It was learned that they came pri marily to express their approval of mediation and to place their for tunes in the hands of the Mexican delegates. Will Do Scouting VERA CRUZ. May 25. With the arrival of new flying machines the expeditionary force at Vera Cruz has available a machine for land work and extensive scouting in the interior. This was the hottest day since the finding of the American forces, the theimoineter registering 101 in the shade at 3 o'clock. The heat attract ed unusual crowds to the sea bath inside the breakwaters" and lured AEROPLANES AT VERA CRUZ VEKA CKUZ, May 25. An important addition was made to j the aviation camp by the ar- rival of a hydro-aeroplane, a j convertible machine fur use ! either on land or water. There are now four flying machines in i camp. The additional machines have been with Admiral Mayo's j squadron off Tampico. where ! they cannot be used. They ) were sent lure on the scout ) cruiser Birmingham so the avi- j ators might have an opportunity i to practice flights. I Feel Certain International Warfare Averted associated press DISPATCH 1 I WASHINGTON, -May 2.".. Sutirfac- tory reports from the Mexican media j tion conference at Niagara Falls in creased the hope of the Washington government that international warfare j can be averted. That a satisfactory t basis for working out the international dispute between the Huerta govern ment and the United States has been reached is asserted to be a fact. No assurances have come from Car ranza that he will send representa tives to the mediation conference, nor has there been a flat refusal on the part of Carranza to consider any form of mediation proposals. The point is made in some quarters here that even should Carranza's forces complete their triumphant campaign by capturing the seat of the Huerta gov ernment in Mexico City, such a climax would not pacify Mexico and there still would be need for mediation. With the cause of the revolution triumphant over Huerta, there are many who be lieve that the strong men in revolt against Huerta would realize that a constitutional government must be established in the wake of military con quest and that such could only be ac complished through the good offices of the powers which have undertaken to compose the Mexican situation. Secretary Bryan called attention to the message communicated through the Spanish ambassador from Huerta that tluav should be no cause ior ttlrrrm occasioned by the activity of Mexican federals in the vicinity of Vera Cruz Huerta explained that this movement is solely against the constitutionalists in that vicinity. The United States gave assurance that no more American aeroplanes would sail across the Mexi can lines as long as hostilities were sdspended. This was determined as a consequence of the Mexican federals firing at the navy aeroplane yesterday when it sailed over a federal outpost. hundreds of bluejackets of the fleet overboard. The German steamer Ypiranga. now under orders from the German gov ernment as a refugee ship, has been directed to proceed to Puerto Mexi co to pick up a party of fugitives from the capital. Zapata Not PASO. Max long in the in southern Huertaistic 2.). Emiliano Za field as a rebel EL pata, chief Mexico, has made no allegiance ment, said a given out by formation at to the Huerta govern leport from Oarrmza, the department of in- Juarez. the message came from "General Blanco Thielna. who recently took Tepic City on the west. The news from our agents in -Mexico City deny absolutely that 7;.i pata has united with Huerta," the message said. "This general account of our conduct, has reiterated his ed hesion to Carranza. Also we hav information confirming the report of the capture of Cuernavaca by Gen eral Zapata." West coast leaders also gaw de tails of the capture of Tepic la Friday. They said the federals lost 2110 killed while the constitution::!! troops lost 120 killed, including Col onel Soto of Huelna's brigade. The victors took 500 prisoners, it i-s said and captured 1000 rifles and larg( quantities of supplies. Speaks of Invasion MEXICO CITY. May 2;i. The n.- paper, El Imparcial, printed a re port today alleged to have come from Washington, that Wilson has ordered his delegates at Niagra Falls to notify the Mexican repre sentatives if the peace negotiations failed. Mexico will be invaded by the American forces, and that the unny will remain until the country Is corn pletely pacified. Ships Wdl Remain WASHINGTON, May 25. It h been determined by the navy '. partment not to withdraw any bat tleships from Mexican waters at this time as had been planned. While officials are hopeful an advance movement will be unnecesary as a result of mediation, they intend to be prepared for any emergency that may arise. CHANNEL AVIATOR LOST LONDON, May 25. All hope Is given up for Aviator Gustave Hamel, who attempted to cross the English Channel in a fog n Saturday. SOME ROOSEVELT TD SPEND ONE DAY IN' WASHINGTON Will Arrive in Nation's Capital This Afternoon to Deliver Lecture Before the Geographical Society. CONFERENCES AUK ALSO PLANNED Will Meet P Leaders in Congress and Discuss Various Phases of Approaching Cam paign. ASSOCIATED press dispatch WASHINGTON, May 25. Colonel Roosevelt returns to Washington to morrow on one of his few visits made since leaving the White House. The primary object of the trip is to de liver a lecture before the National Geographical Society on his South American trip, but it is believed here he will hold conferences with the Progressive leaders in Congress. This may develop a plan of action for the Progressive party in the coming Congressional campaign. If the re sults are nothing more, party lead ers expect Mr. Roosevelt to show the way in which the Wilson adminis tration may be most advantageously attacked by campaign orators and campaign literature. He will have a busy afternoon and night ahead of him here. He is due to arrive at 3:20 o'clock, escorted from Philadelphia by several mem bers of his party in Congress and O. K. Davis, secretary of the Pro gressive National Committee. At the train the colonel will be met by Gilbert H. Grosvenor, direc tor, anil other officials of the Geo graphic Society. He expects to go di rect to the National museum to look over specimens procured on his Af ilgo. will rican hunting trip several years Fd m the museum he probably go to the White House to pay his respects to President Wilson. He was invited to lunch but was unable to tve Oyster Kay in time to keep the luncheon engagement. -Next he will go to the home of Senator Henry Lodge, one of his in timate friends who is giving a re ception in honor of the members of the diplomatic corps. Mr. Uoosevelt was said today to be particularly desirous of seeing i4ir Cecil Sprii;g-IUce. the British am bassador, and Jules J. Jusserand, am bassador from France. Sir Cecil Spring-Rice was the last man at Col onel Roosevelt's wedding and was a close friend of his when the colonel was a civil service commissioner. Ambasador Jusserand was one of the best known members of the "tennis cabinet" in the days when the colo nel was president. The colonel will take dinner at a downtown hotel with officials of the Geographic Society and has no en gagements afterwards until the time of his lecture at S o'clock. The lec ture probably will last nearly two hours and after its conclusion Roose velt will be driven to the Progres sive party headquarters where a con ference with jither party leaders in ongress will be held. Every mem ber of the party in the House who is in town is expected to attend, but Senator Clapp will be the only rep resentative from that branch of Con gress. Senator Poindexter and other Por- giessives, is a member of the com mittee which left today to attend the funeral of the late Senator P.rad- ley. No definite plans have beeit made for the conference at party head quarters. .-The colonel will be told. however, just what success the party has had in attempting to its legislative program at the pres ent session, and each man will out line the steps he takes, necessary in his own district and elsewhere. to gain victory in November. The colo nel will be advised also of what his supporters in Congress believe are weak spots in the administration. Reports that Colonel Roosevelt might confer while, here with leaders of the Republican party were not re garded here today as significant. That Washington and outside polit ical leaders are greatly interested in the colonel's visit became apparent today when the general public had its opportunity to obtain seats for the lecture. There was a line two blocks long leading up to the home of the Geographic Society, and the demand for seats in official life has be '11 brisk. War-like Preparations OYSTER HAY. May 25. The cam paign preparations of the colonel took on a war-like aspect today and the information the former president has received since his return from South America has caused him to revise his plans for avoiding an early public dis cussion of politics. It is not improbable that before he sails! for Europe next Saturday he will make a statement of his views on current political subjects. Should he do so, it is said, he will devote him self almost entirely to criticism of (Continued on Pngn Two.) iUILDER OF ASSOUAN DAI GOMiNGJERE Sir William Willcorks, Dis tinguished London En gineer, on II is Way About Projects 'With Comp troller W. A. Ryan. Sir William Willi o-ks. I'.rea' I nrilsi hfs famous builder of irriga tion projects, boss of ihe work on the Assouan dam in middle Kgypi. writer of books on engineering, and scientist of much note, is probably tc be a visitor in the Salt Ilivei valley. With him will come Comp troller W. A. Ryan of tin- United States reclamation service. l.olh are now at KI Paso, waiting to meet Supervising Engineer prank W. Hanna of the southern irrigation division, who left Phoenix last night. First news of the prospective visit of Sir William was receiver! by Mr. Ha una yesterday morning in a wire from the comptroller. The super visor decided to make a swift trip to Kl Paso to induce tho distin guished visitors to make a thorough inspection of his pet division, which Is, by the way, the most complete one in the whole service. "I am pretty sure they will come," said .Mr. Hanna, "we have something here, and they will want to see it. From the telegram, I gather Mr. Ryan is intending to show the bar onet all the projects. They are now at El Paso, for the purpose of foing over the New Mexico irrigation ' vork-C An interesting comparison may be made between the. British anil Amer ican building systems, for lhat is what his lordship is here for. It is understood lhat he is making a sort of survey of the American method, for use in connection with some scientific articles he is going to write. TWENTY-FIVE MINERS KILLED r ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCH I MEXICO CITY, May 25. Twenty five miners were killed at Pachuca when i heavy piece of in ichinery broke from its fastening1: as it was being lowered in a shaft. The mint bosses were arrested. SENATOR'S BODY AT HOME WASHINGTON. May 25 The body of the late Senator Bradley of Ken tucky, late today was taken to Franklort for .burial tomorrow. Both houses adjourned as a mark of re spect. Resolutions were introduced a nil eulogies spoken. THE INTERNATIONAL FLIP girl TUP.DESED; LOVER MISSING ' VNK1!S GROVK, III., May 25.- Florence Uciitley, aged 21. ' was found dead in a clump of : bushes rear here today. Sev eral bruises on the girl's head led the sheriff to believe she was beaten to death. Miss rientley disappeared on Sat urday night. She went to visit at the home of Mrs. Harry Walker, a sister. About s o'clock she started home, escorted by Reginald Ruhr, who lives with the Walker family. When Bahr did not return and Miss Rentier did not reach her home, friends thought they had eloped. as lhe were employed in the same Chicago office. The sheriff has begun a search for Rahr. Comes To Phoenix For Gasolene For Sonora Bi-Planes r.ssnc!A rrco pukss ijispatcitI DOUGLAS, May 25. Hen Fort, a Frenchman, member of the aero squad of the constitutionalist squad force be fore Mazatlan. left here for Phoenix, where he hopes to secure a quantity of high-proof gasoline for use ill the bi planes now in Sonora. He, stated that the rebels could take Ma.atlan any time, but only at the cost of much precious ammunition, while cutting off the water supply by the rebels will force the federal garrison to capitulate shortly. A rumor is afloat here from Hermosillo that martial law will soon be declared throughout the state of Sonora. An Indian outbreak is feared to be iinminenl. ELECTRIC PLANT BURNS (Special to The Republican) SAFKC.KD. .May 25. Fire which i.eslroyed the plant of Ihe Gila Val ley Light. I 'ov er and Water com pany left this town in complete d.irkiie.'S tonight People who in the past two l, ninths have gruwn used to the nv electric light, were forced to haul foiih their old oil lamps. The lire was of unknown origin, it destroyed the plant, which has been many summers building, and was completed only a short time aco. THE WEATHER WASHINGTON, May 25 zona: Fair. - FLOP 1 U01E RULE DILL y Majority of Seventy eight Measure Js Adopted by House of Commons Must Now Receive Royal Assent. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH LONDON, May 25. The Irish home rule bill passed the third read ing in the house of commons by a majority of Ts. John Redmond, the lii.-il nationalist leader, in a state ment, says the division in the house of commons Is equivalent to the lassage of the home rule bill into law. and gives expression to the hope that Ulslerites, "who are genu inely ' nervous as to their position, will abandon their unreasonable de mands and enter into a conciliatory discussion with their countrymen with respect to points of the bill which they desire further to safe guard,'' The vote brought out a crowd ot members and spectators which filled the chamber lo its capacity. Out s'de an enormous crowd awaited the result. The vote was :',52 against 274. The house was seething with excitement from the moment the speaker took the chair. The mem bers ol the various parties eneere.i loudly when their leaders entered the cnamber. ( "Today's division," Redmond con tinued, "marks the death, after an inglorious history of 114 years, of tl.e union of Pitt and Castlreagh. Its place will be taken by a new union founded on mutual respect PASSES SOON 10 BE IDE LAW Titanic Liability Limited By U. 5. Maritime Latvs ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON. May 25. Because the steamship Titanic struck an ice berg, rather than another British ship, the supreme court held the owners, the Oceanic Steam Navigation company are entitled to have its liability for loss of life and property in suits, brought in the American courts, limited in ac cordance with the American maritime law. This means that those who sued in the American courts will get virtual ly nothing, the law limiting the lia bility to the salvage from the wreck and the passenger and freight money collected for the voyage. This would be about ?!l..fuin in all. The total MORGAN SAYS ELLEN FAILED 110 1ELL TRUTH Son of Dead Financier Char acterizes as Untrue Testi mony of Former President of the New Haven Pail road. FATHER DIDN'T REMOVE MELLEN Takes Full Responsibility For Change in Road's Presidency and Tells of Absorption of Other Roads. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH J NEW YORK, May 25 J. P. Morgan characterized as untrue the testimony of Charles S. Mellen, former head of the New Haven, before the interstate commerce commission at Washington last week, that J. P. Morgan concealed from Mellen the facts regarding the New Haven road which Mellen should have known. Morgan offered to pro duce before any proper tribunal at an time, the records of J. P. Morgan and company and the personal records of his father. Taking the full responsibility upon himself for the change in the road's presidency by which Mellen resigned. Morgan said it was untrue his father in any sense took from Mellen the man agement of the road or any part of its affairs. Regarding the absorption of the llos ton and Maine by the New Haven. Morgan said that his father had deemed it advisable for the public benefit, since it was recognized by others as well as by the Into J. P. Mor gan himself, that changing economic conditions threatened the commercial position of New England. Morgan's statement was his first di rect reply to Mellen's testimony, which he had examined, he said, from a sten ographic report. KIDNAPPED MINISTER TALKS Reveals Identity of Men Who Ab ducted Him ASSOCIATED PREiiS DISPATCH DANVILLE. 111.. May 25. Arrest of the men said to have been con urned in the alleged kidnaping of a local option leader, Rev. Louis Pat mont. who disappeared on March St Irom Wcstille and was found on Saturday, bound and gagged, in an ;baiulcned farm house, is expected i;s a result of the testimony given by the minister before the grand jury. State's Attorney l.ewman refused to give out the evidence which the kidnaped prohibitionist laid before the jury. Patmont will resume his testimony tomorrow. The police are trying to locate the automobile in Ahii-h Patmont says he was kid naped. WHOLESALE CONFISCATION ' William Schult Shows What Would Happen if Prohibition Carries ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SACRAMENTO, May 25. Seven hundred million dollars worth of iroperty would be confiscated in !ive days after the secretary of state files the election returns with the governor, if the initiative pro hibition measure carries at the Nov ember election, according to Wil liam Schult, of San Francisco, who filed an official argument against the proposed law. He enumerates the vast losses to viticultural, brew ery and liquor interests, and de clares the prohibition provided un der the proposed law would bo an economic blunder of colossal pro portions and would be disastrous to the 1915 expositions. and good will between the two is lands." The nationalist leader asserted that only two eventualities, both of them impossible, could prevent the bill from becoming a statute within a few weeks first, that the parlia mentary session should come to an abrupt end, and second, that the house of commons should suddenly go mad and decide not to submit tin? bill for roval assent. claims against the company have reached J 13,0lMi,On(t. The c ourt held tbat where a lone ship was wrecked, the law of the country in which the suit is brought governs the limitation of the liability. In the briefs in the case, it was stated that under Hritish law the liability of the ownep of the Titanic would be about $3,000,0011 if it was found the -wreck occured without the fault or knowledge of the owner, and unlimited if It occured with its fault and knowledge. The presence of J. Bruce Ismay, managing director, on the Titanic at the time of the wreck, complicates this question.