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BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD VOLUME XXXX1V BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, TUESDAY, .TUNE 23, 5914 12 PACKS NUMBER 48 E=3 Rebels and Federals to Meet in Informal Conference at Niagara Falls INTERNAL PEACE OBJECT OF MEETING Believed Plan Stands Excellent Chance of Being Successful—Will Work Outside of Regular Mediation Niagara Fall*. Ont., Juae Through the lovltotton of the United Staten government and the good offices of the three South American media tors, representatives of the two war ring factions In Mexico—the constitu tionalists and the Huertn government soon will be brought face to face In on Informal eonfeienee distinct from the mediation proceeding*. To save Mexico from further spolia tion and the possibility of a foreign war, the constitutionalists apparently have been prevailed upon to meet their coun tryman—the Huerta delegates-ln a con ference, whose object shall be the end ing of the Mexican civil strife. The be lief la general that this plan stands an excellent chance of being carried to suc cess If recent differences between Gen erals Villa and Carranza are sufficiently composed to guarantee that the constitu tionalist delegation may work without embarrassment. Formative State Arrangements for the meeting are in a formative state. , The mediators and American and Huerta delegates, however, believe that by tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest, they will be able to an nounce not only the personnel of the constitutionalist delegation, hut the place of meeting and its general purposes. The plan has buoyed the hopes of the princi pals to mediation. The South American envoys discussed it briefly with the Amer ican delegates today, and later conferred with the Huerta delegates, who were asked formally if they would meet con stitutionalist representatives. The Huer ta delegates replied they were willing tc enter any conference with their country men which had for its object the pre vention of bloodshed and the destruction of property and sought to establish a national government on a firm basis. The plan the mediators have worked out is to confine the formal mediation conference to a consideration of interna tional questions, treating with the Huerta and American delegates on these points On interna! questions the Huerta and constitutionally delegates would be ex pected to confer alone. The mediators and the American delegates would nol Interfere with the settlement of prob lems confined to the country, but would lend their counsel whenever it would be helpful. With the constitutionalist and Huertu delegates discussing names for the pro visional presidency and kindred Interna tional questions, the mediators and Amer ican delegates would await the outcoun of their efforts before signing a flna protoctol. May Head Delegation Fernando Iglesias Calderon is expeetec to head the Carranza delegation. He Is due in Washington tomorrow. Although Ihere was no official announcement here, 1t was understood that General Carranza through Luis Cabrera, his Washlngtor representative, had given his assent tc the plan of holding conferences separate from the mediation, and that details were being worked out now by telegraph. It was virtually certain that no armls tice will be declared by the constitution alists until an agreement of a definite character is reached in the informal con ferences as to the establishment of the provisional government. On arriving hi such an understanding it would be ex pected that a general suspension of hos Hlities and guaranty of amnesty woule be proclaimed, and the constitutional^ delegates then might be formally admit ted to the mediation proceedings for the signing of the final protoctol, recordinj the solution of the differences betweer Mexico and the United States. VILLA" WILL PUSH HUERTA CAMPAIGN Will Continue Fight Against Federate Regardless of Carranza's Attitude Eagle Pass, Tex., June 22.—Genera Villa is determined to complete the ab solute defeat of Huerta and fight hii way at the head of his army into Mexicc City, irrespective of action General Car ranza may take, according to report! brought to the border today by traveler! arriving from Torreon and Monterey These reports state that after Villa sue coeds in occupying Zacatecas he will pusr on south at once without waiting foi troop movements other than those unrtei " bis own direct control. At Saltillo it is reported that Gen eral Trevino, chief of staff to Carranza ! # is shortly to be assigned to field dutj and Is to command a brigade in the at tack on San Luis Potosi. Genera Eduardo Hay, v# % bas been with Gen eral Obregon’s cd^vinand on the west coast, is expected to succeed Trevino aj chief of staff. This change, it is understood, Is par of the plan to heal the breach betweer Villa and Carranza. The retirement o: ^ Juan Breceda, one of Carranza's privatt * secretaries, who left Saltillo a few day: ago for Washington and Isadro Fabela acting secretary of foreign affairs, i: | also anticipated. [ REPUBLICANslviEET TO NAME TICKET Madison, Wis., June 22.—A republicar state convention under the auspices ol 'the so-called "conservative" factior will meet tomorrow to nominate a state ticket. A protest against high taxei and favoring the curbing of state com missions, it is said, will be leading planks in the platform. The conservative oppose the LaFol lette contingent and claim to have a large number of former LaFollette ad herents with them. VOW OF POVERTY VOID AS AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY Supreme Court Decision Removes All Doubt on Subject—Case Arises From the Settlement of Wirth Estate Washington, June 22.—Doubt cast on J the validity of vows to poverty in many j Catholic orders was removed today by ■ the supreme court, reversing the decision of the Eighth United States circuit court of appeals. The lower court, sitting In Minnesota, held the vows void as against public policy on the ground that they did not permit a person making them ever to withdraw from the order. The supreme ; court today, speaking through Justice I Hughes, announced that the lower court had erred by not distinguishing between the religious and civil natures of the vows. It was pointed out a person was permitted to withdraw civilly, although bis withdrawal In a religious sense was a matter of conscience. The case arose in the settlement of the estate of Father Augustin Wirth. in charge of a church at Springfield, Minn., at the time of his death. Relatives claim ed property in his possession at the time of his death, despite his vow to the order of St. Benedict to possess no property and to turn over to the order all worldly possessions. URGE COMMISSION FOR WATERWAYS Senator Newlands Proposes Amend ment to Pending Rivers and Harbors Bill Washington, June 22.—Creation of a commission with broad authority to con trol federal activity in waterway im provement was proposed today in an amendment to the pending rivers and harbors appropriation bill by Senator Newlands. This plan to regulate the ex penditure of millions taken from the na tional treasury. Under the amendment a commission, comprising the Secretaries of War, In terior, Agriculture and Commerce, two senators and two representatives would he given authority to investigate “ques tions relating to development, improve ment, regulation and control of naviga tion and the related questions of irriga tion, forestry, fisheries, swamp land re clamation, clarification of streams, regu lation of flow, control of floods, utiliza tion of waterpower, prevention of soli waste, operation of railways and water ways and promotion of transfer facili ties and sites.” The provision would authorize the com mission to co-ordinate government ser vice now working on waterway improve ment and to work with local government authorities. It would appropriate $500, 000 for the commission’s expenses. Senator Newlands announced the amendment was a step toward his pro posal for a government commission in charge of river and harbor improvement with an annual appropriation of $G00,«N)0. 000. TO HOLD TO THROTTLE OR GIVE UP HIS JOB Engineer of Fifty Tears About to Re tire Rather Than Become a Motorman New York, June 22.—Dennis J. i'as sin. who has served Ihe New Volk Cen tral for B0 years hs engineer without an accident is about to retire because of the encroachment of the electric en gines. He said today he would not give up his throttle and become a motorman for $1000 a week and as he Is 70, and eligible for retirement, he decided to quit. Cassin got his first Job with the New York Central in 1861, when the old woodhurners were the highest type of engine. He has run the Empire Stale Ex press for a number of years and has carried millions of passengers in that time in safety. SUPREME COURT ADJOURNS WITH 14 CASES UNDECIDED Washington, Jun. 22,—The supremo court today adjourned until October after deciding the tnlermountain rate case, the California oil land grant case, the eastern states retail lumber dealer's suit, and several other Important cases pending for many months. Just 14 cases In which arguments had I ■ been made were left undecided. These Include case Involving the constitu tionality of the “grandfather clauses, limiting the right of negroes to vote ir. Oklahoma and Annapolis. .Md.: the mid-western land case, involving tint validity of President Taft's withdrawal of oil lands from entry, the Nashville grain reshiplng case; and the Henry case. Involving the right of Congress to compel Individuals to testify before investigating committees. The court during the term disposed of more cases than in any year since 1 18!>u. Five hundred and ninety-one de cisions were handed down. MEDIATION'S NOT ASKED BY STRIKERS Pittsburg, Pa., June 22.—“We have no Washington word about the coming of mediators to settle the strike, and we don’t care if we never hear from them," said Bridget Kenny, secretary of the Alleghany Congenial Industrial union in charge of the strike of 10,000 West inghouse employes, today. “That is money the government don’t need to spend,” he added. Four thousand pickets surrounded the Wcstinghouse plants today in antlci- ; pation of an attempt to take workmen into shops, but there was no extra evi dence that the company has abandoned j its policy of waiting until the old men return. Officers of the union said no change , had been made in their demands. WILSONDISCUSSES BUSINESS DEPRESSION Washington, June 22.—Discussing the so-called “psychological business depres sion,’’ President Wilson today declared he had no quarrel with any persons offi cially, or corporations, who desired to express to him or to Congress their own opinions on business conditions and an titrust legislation, but he contended that systematic circulation of form letters and telegrams protesting against new leg islation "was certainly open to criticism.” The President said all h*. wanted was a square deal and that everyfeiiU?j should be open and above board. Telegrams and j letters sent broadcast to business men, signed and then forwarded to government olticials, constituted an artificial cam paign, lie believed. OFFENDING ITEM OF COLOMBIAN TREATY Says Expression, “Sincere Regret,” Should Cause No Controversy STILL HOPEFUL OF FAVORABLE ACTION Objectionable Clause Practically Same as L'sed in Treaty Proposed Dur ing Taft Administration, He Declares \\ aMhluKton. June -it.—-Crltlr the proposed treaty to ytUle.ijlJwi ffreneem between tlie 1'nlted V .*«d Colombia over the separation ^ inina brought a formal stateir*^^ might from Secretary llryan, r * ng the ft V I'latiNe expressing “sino tfret on the part of the United ^ that any thing should have *ed to mar friendly relations between the two countries. “The expression, “honest regret,” Mr. Bryan said, was* used In the memorandum drafted during the Taft administration on which the present negotiations as well as those which previously had failed were based. Despite opposition in the Senate, Mr. Bryan was hopeful today that the treaty would be favorably reported and ratified. Members of the foreign relations commit tee expected that correspondence in tlie archives of the state department bearing on the treaty would reach the committee Wednesday. It will be referred to a sub committee and probably will be made pub lic. It is said of this correspondence that at one stage of the negotiations with Co lombia during the Taft administration the United States proposed to submit the dis pute to arbitration with the knowledge that a verdict in favor of Colombia woufd mean a judgment for at least $40,000,000. Bryan’s Statement Secretary Bryan’s statement follows: “Article 1 of the treaty* now before the Senate reads: “ ‘The government of the United States of America wishing to put at rest all controversies and differences with the re public of Colombia arising out of the events from which the present situation on the Isthmus of Panama resulted, ex presses, in its own name and in the name of the people of the United States, sin cere regret that anything should have occurred to interrupt or to mar the rela tions of cordial friendship that has so long subsisted between tlie two nutions. “ ‘The government of the republic of Colombia,- tn its own name, and In the name of the Colombian peopU , accepts this declaration in the full a»»u»ance that every obstacle to the restoration of com pute harmony between the two countries will thus disappear.' “In what Is known as the DuBois memo randum, made during the Taft adminis tration, which presented the bases upon which he was authorized to negotiate a treaty, the following language is used: “ The government and the people of the United States honestly regret anything should have ever occurred to mar. in any way, the long and sincere friendship that existed for neaily a century between Colombia and the United States, and the latter country has for years, earnestly desired to remove the ill feeling aroused in Colombia by the separation of Pan ama.' Paragraphs Identical “It will be seen from a comparison of the two paragraphs that they are Iden tical in meaning, almost identical in lan guage. in the DuBois memorandum the United States 'honestly regrets,’ and In the ponding treaty the government of the United States of America expressed in its own name and in the name ot the people of the United States ‘sincere regrets.' There is difference between Honest re grets' and 'sincerely regrets.* The pend ing treaty uses the phrase 'to interrupt or to mar.’ the DuBois memorandum uses tlie words 'to mar.' The DeBois memo randum describes the friendship formerly existing as 'sincere.' while the pending treaty describes it as 'cordial.' Both refer to the ‘events of 1901.' The DuBois memo randum speaks of 'the ill feeling' aroused in Colombia by the separation of Pan ama,' the pending treaty refers to 'tlie events from which the present situation on tlie Isthmus of Panama resulted.’ In the j.ending treaty the government of Co lombia accepts this declaration Jn the full assurance that every obstacle to the r« Ft oration of the complete harmony be tween the two countries will thus disap pear. while the DuBois memorandum de clares that the United States earnestly desired to remove the ill feeling aroused in Colombia by the sepant* n »f Panama. "This comparison is mif .. to show that the two ‘expressions of regret’ are in all essential particulars the same." DEATH OF MAN BY LIONS ACCIDENTAL, SAYS CORONER’S JURY Vaudeville Performer Tells of Killing of Emerson Dietrich by Enraged Beasts—No Cause to Be Jealous Chicago, June 22.-The death of Emer son Dietrich, killed by Hons here yester day When he entered their cage, was ac cidental, according to the verdict of a coroner’s Jury today. Mias Adgie Castillo, a vaudeville per former, who used the lions in her act and who was engaged to wed Dietrich, her manager, said that George McCord, the keeper, should have entered the cage when the attack was made. ‘‘It would have been death to do so,’’ replied McCord. "The beasts were en raged. and I did the best I eould with a fork with which 1 speared at them through the bars." Miss Castillo asserted that McCord was lazy and Dietrich did much of his work, but when she was asked if McCord was jealous of Dietrich she answ’ered. "No such thing; there was no possibility of it " McCord admitted that he and Dietrich quarreled frequently, but the disputes were transitory over details of the work, and yesterday, he said, he and Dietrich were on a friendly footing. "I warned him not to go Into the cage," McCord said. Miss Castillo aakl that there was no reason to shoot any of the lions. Cleveland, O., June 2 T—Thomas H. White, 78, pioneer in the manufacture of sewing machines, died at his home here today. “Mother” Jones Says Government Will Take Over Colorado Mines |! ^ ^ J| “MOTHER" MAH V JOSES “Mother** Mary Jone*. the militant woman ntrlke leader, claim* to have some “Inside** Information to the effect that President Wilson will *oon take vlKoron* action In the Colorado mine Mtrftke situation. “.Mother** Jones declare* that within the nest two or three days the 1 nlted State* gov ernment will take over mid admlulater the ntrlkeliound Colorado mine*. TWENTY INJURED AS RESULT OF FINE Lightning Sets Fire to Oil Tank and Explosion Follows Washington. Pa., Juno 22.—Twenty per sona were injured, one seriously, eight houses destroyed by fire and six others dynamited today as the result of lightning setting fire to u tank containing *26,000 barrels of oil at Meadowdands near here. Efforts to extinguish the oil fire have been futile. A partial collapse of tin* tank caused the burning Oil to spread over a wide territory. Upwards of 20UU volunteers were fighting the fire tonight, and It was believed further danger nad passed. A stream of burning oil s’\i w»ward» | 60 house-.- belonging to Up* l n ted Coni I ccmpkii .> . ate today and within a lew I minutes eight of the structures were burned to the ground. While six of the other houses were being dynamited a large force ol’ men succeeded In turning the oil in another direction. Another stream rushed for a hillside where many persons had gathered to wMtnoss the fire. In h scramble to escape 20 persons were trampled. The fire is expected to burn itself out by tomorrow night. The loss is estimated at $75,000. WILSON WOULD WIPE OUT M. AND I). LINE | Washington, June 22.—President Wilson today expressed the wish that the Mason | and Dixon line be forever forgotten. In a letter to President H. B. Joy, of the [ Lincoln Highway association, asking that I the load run from Philadelphia to Gettys burg through Washington, the President I suggested that it would be a good means I of further obliterating sectional feeling | between the north and the south. i "T am sure the entire country Is intcir | ested to *e«* to it that there no longer | should exist a north or a south in this I absolutely united country, which we all ; love," wrote the President, "and that I the imaginary Mason and Dixon line hould be made once and for nil a thing, k f the past." PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO KILLING OFFICER Boston, June 22.—A plea of not guilty wras entered by Lawrence Robinson, alleged slayer of three jewelry store clerks at Grand Rapids, Mich., w'hen arraigned today charged with the mur der of Police Inspector Thomas F. Nor ton. Robinson wuis committed without hail to await a hearing June 27. j Norton wrh shot and killed in a I restaurant Friday evening is he was about to arrest Robinson. FURTHER REBEL ACTIVITY REPORTED -* Washington. June 22.—News of further rebel activities in Santo Domingo and Haiti were cabled to the navy department tonight by Captain Russell of the battle- I ship South Carolina. A British subject, a woman employed at the home of the man ager of the electric light company, died today after being struck by a bullet dur ing the fighting between President Kor das’ forces and the revolutionists attack ing the Dominican capital. Many Americans are preparing to leave the besieged city, the dispatch said. Battleship Sails Philadelphia, June 22.—The battle ship Kansas sailed today for Vera Cruz with 300 men to take the place of men now' at Vera Cruz whose terms of en listment has expired. The vessel will coal at Hampton Roads. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Federals and rebels to meet In con ference. Governor urges probe of crime W'ave In Jefferson. Bryan defends Colombian treaty. 2— Standard oil loses pipe line fight. 3— The currency law a triumph of banking legislation. 4— Editorial comment. 6— Promise another outlet to Pensa cola. Why retailers should trade here. No definite action regarding ob taining university. Politics must take back seat. fi—Society. 7— Sports. 8— South boosted as never before. 0—Rebels invited by United States to discuss peace plan. 11 — Markets. 12—Big howl raised by cutting off Uncle Sum’s clerks. Sixteen Men of Venire Ex amined Without Secur ing a Juror Metnphis, June 22.—Trial of C. Hunter Rkine, former president of the Mer chants' bank of thiH city, who is charged with having misappropriated $1,091,000 of the hank’s funds, was to day continued until the fall term of the criminal court after 16 men of a special venire had been examined without se miring a Juror. Fifty veniremen were examined last week, but none qualified. Attorneys for Ralne made vigorous protest against an immediate trial when the case was called last Monday, but the motion asking a continuance then was disallowed. Today, however, Judge J. W. Palmer held with the contention of the defense that efforts to secure a Jury at tills time would bo futile. SENATECONFIRMS O’NEAL APPOINTMENT Huntsville Newspaper Man Will Suc ceed W. T. Hutchens as Postmaster Huntsville, June 22.—(Special.)—A: dispatch from Washington states that the Senate today confirmed the ap pointment of R. U O'Neal, editor of the Murcury-Banner, as postmaster at Huntsville, succeeding W. T. Hutchens, who has served 16 years. Editor O’Neal is mayor of Huntsville and will resign. A member of the pres ent city commission will probably suc ceed him as mayor and another member appointed to serve the unexpired term on the commission. 121 INDICTMENTS ARE RETURNED AGAINST BANK OFFICIALS Ottawa, 111., June 22.—A total of 121 In dictments were returned today against John E. Harenbower, Chicago, president of the defunct Tonica Exchange bank; George D. Hlltabrand, cashier, Ben F. IlUtabrand, and W. J. Ebner, assistant cashiers. Hartenbower and both the Hil tabrands were charged with embezzle ment, operating a confidence game and receiving deposits after they knew the bank was insolvent. Ebner was indicted for receiving deposits after the bank was Insolvent. All furnished bonds. The bank failed last November and a grand jury investigation has been In progress ever since. Montgomery, June 22.—(Special.)—Ex ecutive clemency reached George Miles, a convict at Flat Top, while on his death bed. Miles had aided a guard to capture u convict who was escaping and was shot by the guard by mistake. As soon as Information of his heroic action reached the capltol the governor Immediately sent Miles a parole, which was found under the pillow’ of the dead man. The unfortunate killing occurred at Banner mines. The The guard was ab solved of all blame. FIND PARTY LOST IN MOY’S CAVE Nashville, June 22.—A Franklin, Ky„ special says that a searching party this forenoon succeeded in locating Mrs. Lillian Caster and son, Carl, of Franklin, and Misses Gladys and Cornelia Barry of Portland, Tenn , who entered Moy's cave one mile north of Franklin Sunday early and failed to come back. The party was located near the mouth of the cave, where they had fallen when their matches gave out. They were al most frantic. BUENOS AYRES HAS 1,560,613 CITIZENS Buenos Aires. Argentina. June 22. The censuB of tho city of Buenos Aires taken recently shows the number of Inhabitants 1,560,000. In 1000 the total was- 21,823. f=2 Suggests Special Coroner’s Jury to Investigate Conditions CALLS ATTENTION TO RECENT KILLING State Executive in Letter to Solici tor Heflin Offers Aid of State in Coping With the Situation Montgomery, Juno 22.— (Special.) The governor today wrote to Solicitor H. P. lleflln of JcfTerson county, urg ing that a special coroner’s jury be formed for the purpose of investigat ing criminal conditions In that county. The governor called attention in his letter to the fact that four men had been assassinated in Birmingham with in a period of four months, and that the authorities had been baffled in bringing the assassins to Justice. He suggested that the same method be employed which was used in the In vestigation of the Lewlsburg murders. "It occurs to me that the best method on securing results would he to adopt the plan which was used so success fully In the investigation of the Lewis burg assassinations, that is the selec tion by the coroner of a jury of strong and able men with some capacity for detecting crime and that the inquest continue until every known method of investigation Is exhausted, with the hope that some clue he discovered and the criminals brought to Justice. 1 would he glad to have any suggestions you may think proper to make in the matter as I feel it incumbent upon me as governor of Alabama to use all tin* power at my command to aid the au thorities In the enforcement of the law” said the governor in Ills letter to the solicitor. *'I am convinced that unless we adopt some plan the invest legation by the police will prove unavailing and inef fective,” concludes the letter of the governor. TO SEARCH FOSSIL FIELD FOR MOROPUS American Museum Wants Specimens of Clawed Ungulate Which Ex isted 1,500,000 Years Ago New York. June 22^-Tho fosMl field at Agate, Neb., is to be searched for speci mens of the ancient Moropus, a big clawed ungulate said to have existed I. 500,000 years ago. eating artichoke. The American Museum of Natural His tory desires a specimen and is to send a party headed by Albert Thompson to look for it. Mr. Thompson has spent three seasons In this field prospecting for samples of the animal. Near Agate valuable speelmens have been excavated. It was in this desig nated region that the Carnegie museum secured materlnl for a Moropus skeleton which was mounted in that institution According to restored articulations tin* Moropus suggests the zymotic body of a rhinoeerous, the head and neck of a horse, and the claws of an armadillo. BEGIN SEARCH FOR 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL Police Believe Theresa Faust May He Victim of Mohawk River Mur der Mystery Schenectady, N. Y., June 22. Police to day started n search for Theresa Faust, a 16-year-old girl, missing from her home for more than three weeks, in the belief that she might be the victim ’ in the Moliawk river murder mystery. According to Miss Faust’p parents, she wore a pink underskirt when last seen and a piece of such a garment was found with tlie torso taken from tht* river Fri day. Search is also being made for Miss Sarah Mender, who disappeared May 25. Authorities today continued to drag the river, but found no additional missing parts of the body. PROBE DROWNING OF 12 IN CANAL Syracuse, N. Y., June 22.- An investiga tion into the manner in which 12 per sons, seven children, three women and two men. met their deaths by drowning in the Oswego canal last night when a launch struck a submerged object and sank, is being conducted today by Coro ner Moore. It is reported that the curtains to the craft were buttoned securely in order to exclude the rain and the poat proved a death trap for its passengers. Louis Dniner, engineer and owner of the launch, said sufficient life preservers were on hand to save all, and these could have | been saved had It ocen possible in the night to see those struggling in the water Two of Dainer's children ar* among the victims. “MURDER SYNDICATE’’ TOOL ELECTROCUTED Ossining, N. Y., June 22.—Peter Rebacci, a 19-year-old Italian, a tool of a black Land "murder syndicate" in Westchester county, was put to death in the electric chair at Sing Sing prison today for tie murder of Tony Murro, of White Plains. Rebacci had figured in other < rimes and on his promise after oping convicted to expose the workings of the “murder syn dicate" Governor Glynn granted him a six months' reprieve. FISHER RESIGNATION WILL BE ACCEPTED New Haven. Conn., June 22.—Infor mation was received here today that the Joint committee on academic free dom, recently appointed by the Amer ican Jficonomic association, the Amer ican Political Science usoclation, the American Sociological association lias voted to accept the resignation of I’rof. Willard C. Fisher from the faculty of Wesleyan university at Midietown. The resignation is referred to as “enforced." TURKEY PROTESTS AGAINST SALE OF SHIPS TO GREECE Rumblings of European War Carried to the White House DIPLOMATS CALL ON PRESIDENT WILSON Greece Holds Purchase Will Establish Balance of Power, While Turkey Holds Deal Will Boost War Spirit U iiMhluutoii, .lun*> 22.—With the Tnr kUh government formally protecting ngnlnct the proposed citle of the %mer lenn huttlenhlpN Mlcclsclppl on«l Idaho to C«reeee, nimhllngN of wnr between CSreeee and Turkey were carried today to the White House. Diplomatic rep roaentatlvea of the two eonatrlea called on President II.non within a few min utes of each other—one to urge and the other to oppose the deal. Greece takes the position that If she buys the vessels the balance of power in the Mediterranean will be preserved and peace maintained, while Turkey claims peace best can be guaranteed by the refusal of the United States to aid in augmenting her rival’s naval force. President Wilson told callers earlier in the day that he favored the sale of the battleships to Greece, because it had heap represented to him that such action would be In the Interest of peace. He said that If he thought the vessels would he used In an immediate war he would not con sent to their sale. Comes Up Today The question of the sale of the battle ships will come up In the house tomor row on a Senate amendment to the naval appropriation bill. Secretary Daniels de sires the $12,000,Oik) Greece is willing to pay for the battleships to build a dread naught similar to the Wyoming and most congressional leaders have been inclined | to authorise the step. The new Turkey ambassador, Rustem Hey, called on the President ostensibly to present his credentials, and the Greek charge d'affairs. A. Vouros, presented the new Greek naval attache. Comman der Teoukl&s. Roth diplomats took the Opportunity, however, to present their views on the battleship controversy. The Greek charge later said the ucqut 1 sltlon of the battleships by Greece was ! necessary to prevent war between Tur key and Greece, which otherwise would he hr» uglit about by the Turkish seizure of adjacent Greek possessions. Mr. Vouros declared that Greece In- •. vk tends to keep pace with Turkey’s naval expansion. He pointed but that eVetr* when Turkey obtains a dread naught . which Is now being built for her In Bra zil. Greece will bp stronger If she ac quires the American battleships. Greece has another battleship under construction In Germany Turkey has n battleship under construction In Great Britain. AMERICAN GIRL TO MARRY EARL 64 YEARS OF AGE New York, June 22.—London ad vices announce the engagement of Miss Edith iHaveineyer, daughter of the late Henry llnvetneyer of New York, and the Karl of Fusion. Ti»e earl, who was born In J850, is the heir of the Duke of Grafton, who Is 03 years of age. Miss Edith Havemeycr has made England her home several years. In 1908 at the age of 22, she caused a so cial stir by announcing her Independ ence and breaking away from family ties. She bad oeen living with her married sister In Dunbartonshire, Scotland. She went to London and fitted up her own home where she since had been living with a chaperon. UPHOLDS WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION ACT Dcs Moines la., June 22.—Judge Smith McPherson of the federal court handed down an opinion today upholding the con stitutionality of the Iowa workmen’s com pensation act. or employers’ liability law. “This statute may have, and no doubt does have, many objectionable features,” said the court, “but that it is a statute with right tendencies I have no doubt. At 'all events this legislation cannot bring forth worse results than we now have as | to these matters by court procedure.” i REBELS IN CONTROL OF STATE OF JALISCO On Board United States Steamship Cal ifornia. Mazatlan. Mex„ June 21.—Wlro* less to San Diego, Cal., June 22.—Word was received today by constitutionalists besieging Mazatlan, from General Obre gon. stating that bis army now' controlled^ the entire state of Jalisco, and that G'utf^ alajnra, distressed, would be occupied I within a week. A few large business houses of Mazatlan have closed, having refused to accept paper money issued by the local federal officials. OFFICIAL RETURNS FLORIDA PRIMARY Tallahasse. Fla.. June 22.—Senator Duncan U. Fletcher was renominated lor the United States Senate in the Florida primary on June 8 by a vote of 32,042, against 21,733 for John N. C. Stockton, according to official returns announced today. Claude LEngle was defeated by W. J. Sears by a majority of 1672 votes iri the Fourth district. TO STUDY GREENLAND WEATHER CONDITIONS Washington, June 22.—The revenue cutter Seneca will sail from Halifax July 5 for a month's voyage along the ' coast of Labrador and Greenland to study weather conditions, ocean cur rents and icebergs. Captain Johnson of the Seneca, is in Washington now conferring with Cap tain Bertholf. commandant of the rev enue cutter service. Bitten by Spider Decatur. June 23.—fSpecial.)—Mrs. Abbls Nelson, aged 84 years, and one of tha oldest residents of the Decaturs, was bi ten by a spider Frida}* night and has beer quite HI since. .She Is, however, much better today.