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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA
AFTERNOON in j u Edition EMDNE SOUTH B THE WEATHER. IX DIANA Fair to night ar. I Friday; r.ot mah change- in temper ature. lowfr Michigan Fair tonight and Friday; frost in ri j.l.-,crs tonight. M AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR APRIL WAS 10,889. VOL. XXXI., NO. 141. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS THOUSANDS BI'E li BATTLE WHEN PROMINENT CITIZEN BILLS FOR WHO DIED THURSDAY y fe iiivi 51 I 1 IP READ THE 'VAHTS' ELECTION BOARD WORK 01 BALLOTS EORPRIIRfDAf! J0I1.LEDERER DIES SUDDENLY; wiPTini nr nni n NEW HAVEN GAVE DUE TAlUiPlGO FALLS TO REBELS; HUERTA'S DOflMHASTENED BY DECISIVE DEFEAT Constitutionalists in Complete Mil R 1A 1 1 I nrplM Possession of North VyithjUlLLH lvILL DLUlIti Control of Ports, Boast Theyi nnmiP n.inr.Tllln r1 .'" . 1 . 1 i i . i , n . i . t - - - ; " - - 1 S I : STOCK TO GET i FRAWCHISE CHANGES ELLEM ADMITS TO COMMISSIflM y iii i u r Will Soon Drive Out Dictator! RTILLERY BATTERS BIG Hi HOLE IN FORTIFICATIONS Desperate Hand to Hand Fight in City Streets Cut Down Hundreds Gallant General of Federals Missing. i;V THOMAS I COATF-S. Staff Correspondent. VL'RA CRUZ. May 1 4. Tampico's fall has hastened the doom of Presi dent Hucrta. The constitutionalists i are now in complete possession of thel north and tne scene of civil war is transferred to the smth. with the rebels boasting that they will drive Iluerta from power within a month. With the capture of Tampico th oust itutionalists have gained a sea port that will be of vast advantage. Througn 'i-cmpico they expect to gain! the munition of war that were cutj !:' by the renewal of the American mi.aigo on the oorrter. The federal defenders led by Gen eral Zaragoza suffered heavy losses in the bloody conlliet at the oil town. At least 2,000 federals were killed or taken prisoners, according to the re ports that have been received here. When the rebels opened their attack, General Zaragoz.i had 5,000 men. niv L'.uOO are said to have made their escape on the Mexican Central train that nad been made up In preparation f o iho evacuation of the city and the llight to San Luis Potosi. KoIh'I Ixh Heavy. The constitutionalist loss was al?o heay. ii is estimated that from 1.50O to 2,000 rebels fell In the grand as sault on the town after their artillery had battered a great hole in the fortl hcatlous of the city. There U little prospect that the federal troops who lied from the town will be able to make good their escape. The railroad to San Luis Potosi has leen cut at Cardenas, C.I mll-.s from San Lui3 Po tosi and at that point the 2.000 fed erals will have to take to the Jungle to escape a largo force of rebels under General Eulalio Gutierrez. It is be lieved that the federals will be un able to make their way through the jungle and morass in that section. General Morelos Zaragoza, whose pailant defence of Tampico command ed the sulmiration of even the rebels, could not be found after the battle and It was not know whether ho had );een killed or not. It had frequently Veen the hoa.st of this soldier that he would fight "until hla la-st cartridge had been expended", and the theory was held by many that he had fallen nmong his followers. Bodies Quickly Hurled. The probability that his body would he found was made uncertain by the ouick disposition of many of the fed eral corpses. Some were smeared with crude petroleum and burned, other. were dumped into trenches tilled with quick lime, while still oth ers were cast into the Panuco river nnd homo to sea upon the Moody, oll oovered waters of this stream. The desperate hand to hand fight which FTTKtshed the il rial defences of the federals, ended an attack which had been begun last Kriday night and went on Intermittently until the city fe.lL At times the firing was all the ar tillery and small arms on both sides engaged. Then it would die away un til tho stillness was broken only by scattered rifle shots between the out posla. The rebels kept advancing inch by inch moving forward their ar tillery and throwing up fresh breast works ai? they did s v They were able to fe:ze tho peninsula b twen Tam pico proper and the Gulf of Mexico on the west and planted batteries from which they shelled the three federal gunboats lying in the Panuco river. All the territory on both sid s of the lagoon north of the city was held by the rebels and their outposts extended lmost completely along the western Fide. The three Mexican gunboats were at anchor with the Pravo nearest the gulf. Til en came the Zaragoza. while the Vera Cruz was anchored west of the city where the Tamos river Hows into the Panuco. KelxHs Alternate 1 "ire. Pay after day the shore batteries of the constitutionalists alternated their Tire, directing it tlrst against the gun beats. then against the city. Onn shell st tire to a tank owned by the Kagle Oil company and this blazed fer two days and two nights. T'nder its fitful glare the battie went en at ni'-rht and under its pall of ?rr.isv Mack vmoke the fihtini: con ii. ... i uiMi'ufi oi- u.i. V.:e federals occupied a strategic !'-jother members of the state militia are sitien in a . emetcry about a mil- vvest,,a trjai for alleged murder, arson and of the Plaza de Armas. They hail j larceny growing out of the hurnfcig of built barricades of bag-? of sand and (the Ludlow tent colony, tombstones but the c. metery was aj ..jts a clear case of whitewash." r.ew r.e a-d there were not many . f..i .,.:., declared. "I do not in- grave Stcr. f or such utilization. deral tir- from So ! re w thl-J position fk cab .! to t;.'. cover of dark detachme:: t. their i sition as t that General Gonzales it by storm. l",1'1,"r ; !je ne or.iere.i a r-i-ci drice the j.'di-r.iis iroin fed.-rab ruetry. in the . Cliai-'o RrcastworU" Th- r rands full of -r. m'h!m With the r- Vi rk ! .1 ; i . i r iz r ! :: g i po! th. i.-i ia. ;th o wa r i par: ! be. r- that 1 sent : J tr.ev n;. )..:. 1 v. it ji PIoo.'.v I o V . . t -d. I rg b.it 0 :ht t h con -. '.caving s ittitional: nUlnV d.-...i i r . ; ,1 It al di hii. Will II I- S I9IUSL UI3 URL! ILLU PARRROX. State of Coahuila. Mex.. May 14. With this city as a base, the. WT 30,111 MEh general constitutionalist movement ( lots, though additu nal riling.-, em against Saltillo w'il? begin tnmnrrmv., Ulr ,,,, to - ,,viock. will, of course, be Twenty-two thousand (Constitutional- i taken into consideration. The hoard ists are massed at this point, which if ! c onsists of County rk-rk Frank P. just :I0 miles north of Snltillo. making S Christoph and 'Lawrence Komine. it at present the greatest military .democrats, ;.nd C. K. Paltee. pro camp in the republic, gressives. the republica.is. being a adohi lu.iU'umner "troops are in me vicinity of Saltillo. harry ing the fed eral outposts. The lighting so far lias been at ong range. General Villa having given orders that the irrand as sault he delayed until the entire consti- j tutionalist army of the north is mass- j cd about the city with its .artillery. j Pursuing his usual tactics Villa will probably begin uir iuuiii anaa i on. Saltillo with a fierce bom bardment from his siege guns. The charge of the infantrv forces will probably be made at night, as was done at Gomez Palaeio and Torreon. Hand grenades have been prepared for hand to hand lighting in the streets of Saltillo. Predicts Quick Victory. General Villa, following a personal i eeonnaisanee of the federal positions, declared that he rxpects Saltillo to fall within twenty-four hours after the general attack begins. "After Saltillo. comes Mexico City!" This has now become the watchword. Word from the south that Tampico has fallen caused tremendous exeite- I ment among the rebels and greatly en couraged them. The ragged constitu to think tionalist troops are beginning themselves invincible. A report was current that General Iluerta was on his way to take per sonal command of the federals in Sal tillo. but it was not confirmed. "It is too good to be true," said Villa. "I only hope that Iluerta would come to Saltillo. 1 would see to it personally that he be taken prisoner and then I would have him executed for the traitor that he is." Reports that Villa's army is made up of bandits and that his capture of Meytoo City would wilt in the capi tal being pillaged have angered the. constitutionalist commander in chief. Will Protect Foreigners. "Foreign property would be re spected .and foreigners would be safe," said Villa. "Our war is against Mex ican traitors and we would not harm any of our fellow countrymen who promised to work for the .security of the government." Villa has asked General Carranza. the provisional president of the consti tutionalists, to suggest to President Wilson that the embargo on the trans portation of arms across tho Rio Grande be lifted. "I suggest that President Wilson ap point a military commission to judue just how much ammunition we need to light our way into Mexico City and to allow that much and no more to come in." said Villa. "I am sorry I cannot talk personally with President Wilson. Tf I could I'm sure I could persuade him to adopt this course." The federal garrison in Saltillo is about 12.000 strong, according to the most authentic report. L0GANSP0RT GIRL ART STUDENT BRINGS HOME A "STOWAWAY" FOR DAD XFW YORK. May 14. When Miss Alice Rrown of Iyogansport. JntL, j came clown tne gangpiaiiK oi mi steamship Cranium today her father, Josejhus Rrown, a harness manufac turer, who whs at the Rrooklyn pier to meet her, was surprised to see her have in tow a shabbily dressed young man with long hair ami large specs." Miss Rrown had fount! the young man a stowaway in her stateroom and after hearing his romantic story had paid his way over rather than let him work an unromantie passage. "Why, Alice." Mr. Rrown asked, "who is this?" " This is Willard Rrown. papa, and he is going to work in the harness factory," was the reply of the young woman, who spoke is one having authority. Then the manufacturer heard the story of the stowaway, but reserved comment. Miss Rrown. who has been studying art in Mulneh. tired of Europe a few weeks ago. ' WON'T LET UNION MEN TESTIFY IN TRIAL OF COLORADO MILITIAMEN DGXVF.R. Col.. May It. John Mi lacunar., district secretary of the I'nited Mine Workers, announced to day that not a union man would be permitted to te-tify before the court martial now in progress at Golden. twnere .iaior i airicK namrocu. anil . Patrick i c 'tend to permit the strikers to give th.-ir ; t..siiir .,,1V ilt.f,,r,. tilt. military commis- vi,,n ,h,.uld tlo v tell their stories. Hamrock and others responsible for th). ,m,rder of the women and chil- women ami cnn-: j d roi at i J opardy Ludlow could plead former - - . ana i n us es au iriai lur jmuriler in the civil courts, i This de ision was reached at a con- M-.ference of labor b.ol m'( ii(r oi lanor iaiiers loiiowtng yes- t e r 1 1 a y ' s b.earin when two militia of- A g; in j ticei s tcsti'.co tnai .Major iia:nrtcK x fc.,t-'i!iii :i't o.ibr tlie soldiers to set lire Alt - rii" the tents. The 'oaring wa--. resumed today, tb r o;;. rs -iing testimony substan Uvitiu thai presented jcstcrd:y. Goes Into Session With Peti tions at Noon Democrat and Bull Moose County Tick ets Complete G. 0. p. Short! Anticipating that all til:p's fo. eounty and twnsnip et!ices by can didates for nomination at the primary next wt-.'k, had been made at noon, the hoard of county election commis sioners went into session at that time for the purpose of preparing the 1 nl - minorit v vnrty. not being represented. It will he an al! nigh, job tor the i commissioners, according to their an ! ticipations. with approximately a hun- dred petitions to examine for St. Jo seph county and Portage township alone, say nothing of the other town ships. The candidates must be listed and ballots printed and placed on the machines for the 1 precincts, that all may be in readiness lor voting the morning of May lyth. Democracy is the nest represented in the number of candidates, with the progresives second on the county ticket, though the republicans lead the progressives in tho townships. The progressives had a complete county ticket at noon, with contests for several odiees. while the republic ans lacked candidates for and state representatives. surveyor The county and Portage township tickets an they stood at in on when the commissioners took possession of the tiles and retired into executive session, follows: IH-LMCK UATIC COPNTV TICKPT. .For judge of superior court George Ford and Isaac K. Parks. Prosecuting attorney Chester R. Montgomery and Otis Uomine. Sheriff Richard .1. Genge, J. A. MeCullough, John Wentland. Charles Raiky and Jacob Mihalski. Auditor George flahn. Donal Dwyer and Arthur Wolf. Recorder Pert E. Klysz, J. R. Wit wer and Keuben Fink. Clerk Robert Todd, John P. (hilly, George W. Raab and Michael Flowers. Treasurer Fred W. Martin. Surveyor Ilenlersoi. MeClellen. Coroner -Thomas J. Swantz. County commissioners Thomas Williams. Frank J. Ward. George Kerner and J. C. Sheneliehl. middle district, and J. F. Price and J. W. Miller, western district. State senator Gabriel R. Summers. State representatives George Y. Ilep'er. Frank H. Lowry and Charles A. Hagerty. Portage township trustee IMward Pteift'er. (Jus A. Klingler and George W. Phillips. Portage township assessor Golden D. Mann. Harry i I. Kngel. C. W. Krueger and Joseph Voorde. Portage justices of the peac John Elmer Peak. Frank Gilmer. F. S. Wright. Joe Wypisinski and Michael Zangerle. Portage constable Itobert A. P.ey er. J. If. Hudson, Andrew Fitzkhants anil C. M. Kreuer. pro(;ki:s.sivi: coi'nty tickkt. For -Tnrtiro of tho Siitn-rior 'nurt - w i- iMi..- . l. .Hill' i, Prosecuting Attorney L. W. Ham mond. Auditor Homer J. Recorder J. Paul Miller. Woodruff and i Marvin K. Ort. Clerk Clement Rill. Treasurer otto E. ling. Sheriff Lewis F. Hash. Coroner Dr. C. M. Rutterworth. Surveyor Ralph Keller. County Assessor Wm. F. Home. .. Middle District Commissioner F. M. Caldwell. Sam. R. Thomas. Frank s. Kline and Lawrence P. Hardy; western district. Guy C. Carpenter. State Senator Henry W. Swaim. State Representative Lewis C. ln don and Dr. Matthew S. Denaut. Portage township Trustee James M. Thumm and Wm. H. Porter. Portage township Assessor Charles H. Hull. Road Supervisor. third district Walter Anderson. RKPrm.icAX cocxty ticki:t. For Judge of the Superior Court (COXT1XCED OX PAGE TEX.) COMMERCE COMMISSION WILL HEAR CASE IN SOUTH BEND JUNE 6 A hearing before Examiner Hen derson of the interstate commerce commission will be held at the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce of this city June 0. The hearing h;;s been called to get the testimony in the case of the Fullerton I' lard wood Lumber Co. oi this city. H. J. Aids- worth, tratlie manager, against the Texas Pacitic. the St. Louis. Iron Mountain vv Southern, the New York Central lines, the Peniis lvania and the Vandalia railroads. The specific case involved is a shipment of lumber from Rurton. La., to YValthum. Mass.. in which a r consignment was made and the rail roads insisted on a charge based on a combination of local rates. it is probable that many i a s ne- ... fore the interstate commerce commis- . . . ...'ill. sun :un if s;aie rnnini - i" uni o- held at the Chamber of Commerce , during the present year and in th j future as it is the desire to establish i a permanent traiTa- bureau in con- n ction with the organization at an earlv date. This will be of especial benefit to the jobbers and th- smaller manufacturers who do not have u or!; enough of this sort to maintain regular traffic departments. 1 - . . ' ' , -r '. -t , t k. i v, V TV-. v i-" 4t -"-. .. r. ' JOHN' X. liEHKItKIt. WEBBERASSERTS i t BECKER H TO RILL ROSENTHAL xi:w garbed. YORK, May i . .Nanny but visibly nervous, "Pridgie" Webber took the stand todav at the second trial of ex-Lieut. Charles Peck er for the murder of Herman Rosen- , !ha .in,, nM,oate(, lho storv of the ganodi r s assassination. . Webber's actions today were in marked con trast with those at the first trial when he calmly backed up the story of the assassination plot as told by "Jiald Jack" Rose. Today he was nervous and twisted about in his chair as he was questioned xy District Attorney Whitman. marked ar The witness has been 14 t l l . 1 I 111 ' I III Iliri illl-IIO.'SO! IOt I1II- a.,,h i... r .. . ... :1 . " i RED 1 7 . ' u ""'aiu;tcr.i) aiTial. in spite of heroic mi ii. ..s nc icsuneu louay nis eyes shitted back and forth over the crowded court room, apparently on the lookout for any loc who might be ; lurking there I Webber's testimony opened with ' '1"v.-irmii uiai oioumiL oui me laci ! that he had abandoned the occupa- j ti !i ..f poker rw. uui,"it'or that of' manufacturer of paper boxes. i i : i . .. , i ... i - i i o.i u, nave any ousiness with Jack Rose?' he was asked. -l collected money for him." "Did you have any business with LeckerV" "I collected money for him from gamijiers. Webber testified that Rose intro duced him to Pecker and that the lat ter frequented his (Webb's) poker . room. 1 ru n came the desi rintion the plot to "get" Rosenthal. Tells of Horkrr's Plot. 1 was standing In front of my place one night when Sam Schepps came over and said that Reeker u ant- ed to sc.- me at l.Mth st. and Seventh' a v. This was about three weeks be- i tore Rosenthal was killed." 'Whom did you see there?" "Jack Rose, Recker, Harry and .ehepps. 1 heard Recker Rose ami Vallon: . 777", : V s aJ ! I . """ l" .wi-iuoo. o tins' o-eri to Waldo or is trying to make! . . , . I connections witn tne mavor. He is also trying to et to the district attor- nev.' " "Did you have anv conversation with him alone'"' "Yes. He took " 'Rridgie. will and have the I said: 'Do you me aside and said: you see the bovs fixed"? mean to have him croaked?' and he said. 'Yes.' 1 said: That's pretty serious business, and he said, "A whole lot of people will suffer if he isn't croaked." 'Then I said. 'All right, Charlie, if you feel that way about it, I will see the boys and attend to the matter.' " SENATOR CHILTON IN FAVOR OF REPEAL BILL WASHLNGTOX. May 1 1. Senator Chilton of West Virginia in the sen ate today advocated the free Panama canal tolls repeal measure. He justi fied his stand on the general theory that free tolls to American coastwise shipping would be a special privilege smacking of ship subsidy and there fore contrary to democratic policy and to the public welfare. NEW ALBANY MAN HEADS STATE TEMPLARS IX DIANA POLLS. Ind., May 14. George A. New house of X'ew Albany this afternoon was elected grand warder of the Knights T mplar of Indiana. THREE DENTISTS IN ILLEGAL PRACTICE At least two and probably three South. Rend dentists are practicing il legally, according to Fred P.. John son of Indianapolis, attorney for the state board of dental examiners. Mr. Johu-on was sent to this city by the state examiners to investigate South r. n.i .h T.t.il oth. .-s Mtn fontn! that 1 three of tlie dentists were pructk ing ! without licenses. I Repet ts of hi investigation in this! eitv will l e m.nle to the examiners in- Me T.On nn :in.l tho tir( i .ff . r.d - i offend ers will be considered. The matter of straightening out the affair will be handled by correspondence and if this faiN to bring results, the men u;l! be reouiicd to appear b. fore the examiners in Indiana" olis, Mr. John - S"ii declared. Prominent German-American Resident of South Bend For 60 Years Succumbs to At-! iack of Bronchial Pneumonia. OBSERVED HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY IN NOVEMBER Octogenarian, Recently Retired From Insurance and Steam- 0U : AMAn... ij i rM:A,1Jiii'.in',m":!l of ( arranza s action was ship Agency, Had Enjoyed j lnado at lhe white houso todil, He UnUSUally GOOd Health. j granted a special request sen to him from Washington and President Wil- """"" J son expressed his pleasure oyer the John X. Lederer. S ) years old, a ! answer from the constitutionalist resident of South Rend since his voting ! ,Pa'l' ' , . , ., , , , . hen receiving the delegation of oil manhood and for many years promt- . ni,.:i yesterday who called at the white nently identified with rhe city's busi-! house to protest against the neglect ness life, died shortly after tj o'clock I shown bv the I'nited States towards Thursday morning at his residence, ' 1 ; X. lafayette et. j Mr. Lederer's death was unexpected, Though advanced in age, he had been unusually healthy and active, having onjv recently retired from business. ()n Wednesday he was well enouah to i ; spend some time in his -anion, as was his usual custom, the beauty of the lawn surrounding his home testifying, to his interest in this avocation. j A few weeks ago. however, in the ' Mlainpness of early spring Mr. Lederer1 I caught a cold of which he w;is unable : to rid himseir. This had gradually , ; lessened his vitality i.nd when thel i crisis came suddenly Thursday morn - l n g. his able indicating bronchial pneu monia. strength failed and he Avas un- to withstand the attack. Wife and Children Survive. Mrs. Lederer. called to her hus- I band's bedside by the sudden attack, i hastily summoned a physician, but I .11 I l x-x . . I t'"in ionoueu snoruy auer im lat- res- t era the measures. Mr. Lederer is survived by his wife and four children: Herbert. Alma and Irma, who live in South Bend, and Mrs. E. A. Knerr.fr. of St. Louis. Arrangements for the funeral have not heen rnmolotcd it:t th serAoees will be heM on Stindaw Tlie funeral will be private, but friends may view the body at the residence, the time to j i)C. announced later, I Mr r .rt,Upnr n,i,t-.,r u; cntt. lUirthrl.-n. l.-ist Vnvonilior nrnl wns .it that time in the best of health. He walked with a light, springy step and his whole appearance belied his ad vanced age. Scrdl City and County. Rorn in Germany, he always main tained his interest in the fatherland Jf!and was one of the most prominent i members of his nationality in outh . Rend. He served the city in various ! t apacities, was for some time a mem- ' ber of the board of education and also; i -rved as county comm.sioner. : Mr. Lederer retired some time ago from the insurance and steamship : agency ousiness wnicn ne developed in i South P.end and in which his' son. Vallon Herbert, was associated with him. say to ' When the elder Lederer retired ller i the insurance department of the American Trust Go. Horn in laaiin. Mr. Lederer was born in Arzbcrg, 1 u 1U ..f ; ia. ucnnanj, on jmu o ...- J vai ber. a son of Frederick and j Rarbara. (Kunstman) Iederer. He ' acMUired a good education in his native land, lirst attending the public schools and then a so-called gymnasium. In April. IS.,::, he left his German home and sailed for the United States. He came direct to South Rend, lirst securing a position in the ollice of Harper $ Co., leading manufacturers of this city at that time. After re maining with this company a year, he became an employe of the Lake ,hore Railroad Co. Terr is. -.4 until iSfin lie was a clerk J A J 4 - ---- - in o trr-irfi' ctoro nnil :it the cxnira - tion of that time he bought and sue- recfcfniiv conducted a meat market on W. Washington st. In the following vear Mr. lederer returned to his old home in Germany to visit his parents and the scenes of his boyhood days, and on his return to this city he en gaged in the grocery business with John C. Knoblock. for whom he had. formerly clerked. This connection was maintained until IS 77. lNtablisho. Insurance Iluiness. Having disposed of his interest in the grocery business. Mr. Lederer went to Xebraska to look aft-?r his landed interests there, but In 1 SS0 lie re turned to this city and opened a steamship agency, also a fire insurance hminess and became a notary public as well. In 1 S CO Mr. Lederer married Miss Antinetta Rauer. who died in 1S71. Afterwards he married Miss Margar ette Kunstman. a native of St. Jo seph county, and a daughter of Chris topher Kunstman. who emigrated from Germany to the United States In ISP. One daughter, Anna, w:ts horn to the first marriage, while by the sec ond there were three children: Her 1 ert. Alma and Trma. COMMISSARY HEAD AT PANAMA IS INDICTED FOR TAKING BRIBES XEW YORK. May 14. Rurke, superintendent cf the inissary il1 the Ranama canal was indicted by the federal John grand jury today on charges of taking Sla.- ue' I r i s irom Aevv i oi k mercnanis v ho sought to supply merchandise to the government at the canal. Indictments were al?o returned against Isaac Rrandon. president of 1 san Rrandon Rros.. Inc.. for tirih ing Rurke in order to s apply sugar; Robert Wilcox, for bribery to supply kerosene, and Jacob Sal is. for brib ery to v.lpply tobacco. Two other indictments were return- jcd, but the names of those indicted were not made uublic CARRANZA ALLOWS U. S. TROOPS TO WASH1XGTOX. May 14. General Carranza has notified the state depart ment that the I'nited States ran send troops to the oi! districts to look out for American interests there. An- I the owners of these properties. Pres I ident Wilson gave assurances that as j s t oon as Tampico was in the hands of the constitutionalists he would make i special efforts to have the oil prop- t t rties protected. ! Last night he oirected Secretary Rryan to get in immediate touch with Carranza and urge i im to permit the ..il wells to be reopened. As a special favor to the FniteJ States Carranza :gieed to let unarr-ed civilians take charge of the properties. It was denied on tho highest au- thority in the state oepartment today that the eonsntutionaliss will be ree- i otrnized as belligerents or th.it tin sit- '.ia;ion respect. iig tm govei nriicnt iovvards tions would m any (tending mediation In the ottice of ' rdations of this the Mexican fac way be changed .erturf'S. unsellor Lansing it v:' said th .! the Mate deartment s policy dictated by Secretary Rryan. vould not favor ae open avowal of re:ogntion of the c-ranza forces. I)ang'r of .;r between tin- I'nited States and .Mexico has been greatly lesseneil by hf constitutionalist vic ir.rv of Panioieo. Though the capture o tto ,n ii the r-Pels nas raiseu j some new complications that will have i i- t... vmiintlicl out. news f the eon- I i irotioealist victor" was 1 eeeiv ed hf re with unconcealed satisfatc ion MILITANTS m RAID ON UNIONISTS' HOMES DRAGGED INTO COURT LMNDOX. May 14. Militant stiff ra- . . . l-..r.Iv .lt?'WL-L- 11 llllfl i gets turned imuu im-n iukh n.- liberals Thursday and opened lire upon the unionists. The residences of Lord Lansdoivne, cons r ative leader in the house of peers and Sir i.MivnO ('Nisiiti leader of the Flstcr ! unionists wen- both radied by militant 1 members of the Women's Social and I Political union. Mrs. Dacre hex and Mrs. c.en Flora Drummoml. both of whom were due to appear in Row st. police court Thursday morning to answer charges of inciting riot, were the leaders in the raids. Mrs. Fox went to the residence of Lord Umsdowne and demanded ad mission. The butler slammed the door in her face and the enraged suffraget commenced beating a tattoo upon the door with her lists. A crowd soon collected, among which was a number of sympathizers. Policemen were summoned by telephone and vdaeed Mrs. Fox under arrest after a fierce struggle I In the meantime Mr.- Prummond and three companions were enactinga I similar scene at tin residence o: Mr Kdward Carson. "I demand to see .ir Kdward." shrieked Mrs. Drummond. "We are both militants and are both wedded to the policies of the liberal government. Militant women and the unionists fol lowers of Sir IMward are both in th" same position of deiiance. We are engaged i r.a common cause." Mrs'. Drummond again interrupted to demand an audience with Sir IM ward, who is leader of the armed Ulster volunteers. A big crowd gathered in the street cutside and the women were he. -red as they hammered away at the door. After being detained two hours at the police station, Mrs. Dacre was re leased. She immediately returned to Lord Lansdov.ne's residence and port ed herself outside. Mrs. Drummond caused a nt.-y crowd to collect in front of Sir 1M ward's residence that the street be came blocked and later sh was ar rested. Arrotenl Second Time. A little later Mrs. Da. -re Fox was taken into custody for the ser.ot.d time. When the cases a-'ainst Mrs. Dacre Fo xand Msr. Prumomnd in which they are were charged with in citing riot, were called neither woman in appearance. R.-n- h warrants for their arrest was then ss-ued by the presiding justice sitting in Westmin ster court. "We are determined to . amp on the doorsteps of these gentlemen's Lou -.- as long as w e can." declare! .Mrs. Dacre Fox and Mrs. Drummoml in "I have nrourlit a nightgo;vn with ni" and will sleep here tonight, utiles.- 1 am in jail." Recruits from the Women's S ial and Political union established them selves as pickets before the priat oilice of Lord Lansdowue at r; o...n. ATIAXTIC CITY. X. J.. 'b-. aus his wife annoyed him n the street Patrolman Kd'Ard J--hns..n arr'-'"'i h r and took her to the k-up : the night to cuol off. I Provided "Slush Fund" to Cor rupt New York Aldermen, Judges and Police Officials, Says Former President. JUDICIAL DECISIONS ARRANGED IN ADVANCE System of "Go-Betweens" Used to Protect ''Higher-ups" in Distribution of Graft Says Morgan Made Him Head. WASHI.VGTOX. May 14. That the Xew York. Xew Haven and Hartford railroad, through Charles ,S. Mellen. gave due bills for stock to mysterious persons and that these porscnn were directed to place the due bills in the hands of Xew York city otficials to ob tain a number of changes in the fraa chise of the X'ew York, Roston and Westchester railroad, an c lectric line, wer the principal revelations which Governor Folk, chief counsel for tho ruterstate commerce commission, de Jared he had gleaned from today's e xamination of Mr. Mellen. "These due bills constituted a sort of slush fund." said Governor Folk, "with which it was hoped to corrupt Xevv York aldermen, judges and police oMieials. The Xew Haven wanted thir teen c-hanges made in the Westchester railroad franchises before takig over tlie road, and it took this means to get them made. I have evidence to prove that the changes were arranged for and that even certain judicial decisions to remove- obstacles in the pathway of the changes were ail arranged for. in advance. Mr. Mellen gave the.se due bills which were handh-d by east side go-betweens and subsequently turned up in the hands of the higher ups. It was not expected that these1 olheiuls would ca.-h them themselves. The ca.-hing in would naturally be done by other go-betweens in order that tn trail e.f tb' X'v Have n stock miht be e-ntiredv o'r.soured. Present ll;Mcrs Si antl. "Xow the pre sent holders of tin y e i 1 1 bills for Xew Haven stock to the value of ?."r. -j n a which Mr. Melh n t stilied we re outstanding, are afraid to present them for fear they will b asked whe re they oam from, how they e btained them, who they are being cashe-d for and all that. It see ms a shame for the due bills are as good as gold. When they are pre.-ented. Mr. M Hen must turn over the stew k, if he has to go intej the market to obtain it." Mellen said that the late J. T: Mor gan made him president the Xew Haven. "He had the directors eh-ct me. I was a director of the Xorthern Pacific and met Mr. "Morgan in his Xew Y'ork. otlice. My connection with the North ern Pacific required me to visit New York often. My connection with that mad brought mo in close relation with Mr. Morgan. Mr. Morgan simply told me he was going to make mo president of tho Xew Haven. I thought it wa. a reward lor good service. No ar rangement was made about salary, hrit I received $.'o,0(o a year for a tlmu and afterward $00,000. May Call Aldnvmon. Governor Folk strongly intimated that every man who was a member of the board of ald rrr.en in Xew York. Cv at the' time the' deal for the acqui sition of the Westchester Klectrlc line by thm X'ew Haven was pending will be summoned as witnesses. Folk be lieves that many aldermen, police of ficials and judge-s re-ceived by grape vine mail due, bills for large; amounts of stock from Mellen. Governor I-oik questioned Mr. Mel len regarding the eX on of the Xew Have n system. Me llen testitled that when he- tool; c-hr.re of the, road he found it had leen acquiring out side int. re-,t for about a year par ticularly trolley and stoamsihp hit r sts. Mr. Med'. en stated that this pol ity of expansion continued during hi tertTi and that he wa.s in accord with it. lb- said the acquisition or the Centi.il Xew Kngland railway was rhe t'.rst st' p it! a eon'.aiice with this pol-p-v. It was a. eompli-hed by a tpJisu 1 1 . r i of th" majority of the stv k from th. stockholders. It as purchase-1 for 1 Ci.OlMj.ne.i. The acjui-ition of the Wore ester and Conneeti' Mt Kasti m trolley lira- wa-s the- roxt step b" 'ae.se it paralbde-d .1 New Have n trolb-y on.-. It was own ed bv Sanderson atol Porter, contrac tors, who vv r- afraid th'tt their bond- Would he elrfa'.Ited if th-V (..:!dli't meet the- intere.-t arid that th-ir i'utur. 1 us In ess r-i :ta'.i"!' vv...ild :mpair- d. This !. k was bci--:it t-T abo.it .i ded'.ar a sh tre-. Get .More TreHe I.ite-. The troll--v in e - -f. Mo- city f X '.v Ha .c n v. ! ro-xt aequir d. M lb u .-a:: Fiv " the million !ollars wortii e, 1 1 oile-y ri e s v. . t - e ' 1 X". Have-u ta ..id eoual atl.O'ir. T.:e r..ti... h- s.iid. w.;j to or, e. That is e.J.e N"' of M p.tr . ap.e- the .trr: pal- vail. e of the ll., - r th. .N ' e'l tr io i ", t-y - thro i : I .Ne N'eW 'Vise? ught this . : -. a 1 :.e t .J. iif .. :t "H-.w 1-n was "Th. r We -toll. v. ill ing .--tell. 1 e a is .1 was N v. w t To u'.- to r...r t . . sir- 4 .... i Yo! ;. e n;:i ; rtain Mef ..nd th..- eb i. s a lid :ubb- 'aii ilight th- W Te pfi pe'.d.e. g c e fran.- ..Ue-st :-.i i it e - . . c .d- t t : r v . I ! a e n s . r '.v ..i ! 1 V v. tram h - . a ti ' 1 '. t A : .i e. und-rst T1 i tJ'JXTIX FL1 . 'X PAGi: 12.