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This Much Is Stated With
Emphasis by South Amer
icans After Day of Con
ferences With Delegates.
Discussion of General Char
acter, Mediators Saying
They Are Counsellors, Not
Dictators of Mexican Des
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-
rega rded
to hf
ve it
as they
The American
have maintained
delegates, however,
that as' the land
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
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
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
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
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
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
long in the
in southern
2.). Emiliano Za
field as a rebel
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
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.
LONDON, May 25. All hope Is given
up for Aviator Gustave Hamel, who
attempted to cross the English Channel
in a fog n Saturday.
Will Arrive in Nation's
Capital This Afternoon to
Deliver Lecture Before
the Geographical Society.
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
ilgo. will
rican hunting trip several years
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
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-
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.)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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
zona: Fair.
y Majority of Seventy
eight Measure Js Adopted
by House of Commons
Must Now Receive Royal
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
Titanic Liability Limited
By U. 5. Maritime Latvs
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
Son of Dead Financier Char
acterizes as Untrue Testi
mony of Former President
of the New Haven Pail
Takes Full Responsibility
For Change in Road's
Presidency and Tells of
Absorption of Other
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
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.
Identity of Men Who Ab
ducted Him
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
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
William Schult Shows What Would
Happen if Prohibition Carries
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.

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