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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA
v OUTB THE WEATHER. INI I AN A Partly cloudy tonight ami Thurs day. pro!ab!y showri and thunderstorms. lwi;r mihr;an Showers ar.d thunder storm." thN at'm."n ar. 1 tonUht; Thun- lay j nrtly cloudy. ri ricnivuuh . u Edition AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR APRIL WAS 16,889. READ THE 'VANTS' VOL. XXXI., NO. 154. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS IBERBMS-TMES. D REPORT DECLARES PRES. HUERTA FLED MEXICO CITY Rumor Lacks Official Confirma tion But Series of Circum stances Lend Color Believe Dictator Fears Uprising. WAR MINISTER RIVAL PLOTS FOR PRESIDENCY Friends of Blanquet Watching Opportunity to Install Him in National Palace Members of Congress Flee For Lives. Rl 'LLRTl X. VERA nirz. May 17. El Presentc. n Spanish newspaper, prints the following- statement today: "Gen. Victoriano Huerta has resign ed. He left Mexico City during the night, passing through Cordoba. It was i!s intention to go as far as Santa Rucretia on the isthmus railway and there awa'i word to proceed. " The editor of the paper admitted that the story had not been verified, i'Ut claimed to have it from "high au thority". II V THOMAS I CO ATMS. StalT Crreontlent. VKRA ORl'Z, Mex.. May 27. Al though reports were persistently cir culated here today that (Jen. Victori ano Huerta hax tied from .Mexico City t Puerto Mexico to take passage on the- German steamship Ypiranga. they laek official confirmation, but are gneraly believed. However, they are borne nut by n, number of circumstances which all indicate that Huerta has finally abdi cated after a stormy and brief tenure in the national palace. Two special trains, one armed and armored and the other made up of Pullman palace cars, were made .up at Cordoba yesterday and held upon the main track awaiting "important passengers" from Mexico City. The first trnln was made up of ar mored box cars and Hat cars hearing !as of sand arranged around the sides for barricades. A fiat car with a machine gun mounted upon it was placed beforg the locomotive. The engineer of this? train was under orders to proceed slowly and to make a thorough tet of the track at all points and all tbo bridges. IYivatr Car Attached. One private car, fitted up in paa tial style, was attached to the second train. This car, it was said, was pre pared for Gen. Huerta and members of his family. The other Pullman cars were intended for the use of Huerta's personal bodyguard and members of hl3 suite, as well as emissaries of the diplomatic corps in Mexico City whose duty It was to see the former dictator safe to his desti nation. The Ypiranga, which steamed for Puerto Mexico yesterday accompanied by the German cruiser Dresden, Is ex pected back at Vera Cruz Saturday. Hefore she sailed her commander re- eivci.i word from a representative of the German government that "im portant passengers would be waiting at Puerto Mexico to take passage on the liner." So certain were officers of the United States forces stationed here 11 3 that Huerta would take passage for i .urnpo on the l plranga that they ave way today to much speculation as to whether he would land from the ship here. It was generally agreed that Huerta would be perfectly safe in Vera Cruz, as be would be under the protection of th. United States and the same guardianship would be ex tended to him as was extended Dr. Aurellano Urrutia when a mob at tacked him. Not Soon In Accnistomeil Haunts. Additional color is given to the widespread reports of Huerta's flight by tho fact that Huerta has not been peen In his accustomed haunts in the capital for nearly 4 8 hours, still fur ther circumstantial confirmation is contained in the arrival here of Carl Heynen, Mexican representative of the Hamburg-American line, and the Prazilian consul In Mexico City. They came upon a special train and refus ed to discuss their errand. Querlda Moheno. former Mexican foreign minister, and political friend of Huerta. is also said to be having the countr.v for his personal safety. Linked with reports that Huerta is fa cing or 1 about to Ileo ure indica tions that Mexico City is on the brink ct an uprising. Some believe that dis order has already broken out there tut this belief has not leen substanti ated. All do:Tt that a break has occur red between Huerta and his minister 'f w-ar. Gen. Aureliano Rlampiet. has now N-en removed. Friends and fol lowers of Ttlanquet have leen trying: tor sumo time to execute a coup I Which they can put Hlano.urt in the national palace in place of Huerta. lluertfvas lltv for I.Ues. Amor, g the. latest Mexican refugees to arrie from the capital was Faitsto L. Miranda, a Huertista in the cham- lor lepnties. and four fellow- mem- hers of ti.at b.dy. 'I am frank to say w are theinfr fr our Hv.-m." ;lH s,-nor Miranda. "Mexico City rests upon the crater of a volcano. 'nr weeks friends have tern ad i--lmr Huerta to flee." Kefugees arriving from the capital today re j m j r t - d th.it a y.un Knplish- rnan had t n stoned to death by a mob during an anti-foreign outbreak. Ttv other i rso-is w.-re stom d and badly injured U au. one of them re a small rd. white and blue ;!ton In th- lapel of hi coat. innvniT IUHV AT i,pckti:. I..VPUTi:. Ind.. May Th- body of a young man found ''side th- bike Fhore tracks n ar K-ri'Iall llle, was bh-ntified t"day as that of James T. Hush, of Mannington. W. Va. WAR AND Great Stories Written By Gen. ""V i t uur invading Army in Mexico Stories of Desperate Deeds and Valor on the Battlefield To Begin in The News-Times Thursday Evening. I' ' . ! .( . : v . . i :: : ' : , 1 b&w & v - 7 11 fZ WJ V. 4 Tlio Author, iivix. IVclcrlck I'uiwton, cicn. Iiintoii first won fanir in tin Ciihaii ndKillon. ulicro lie Mrrtl tlie artillery under (.Vn. ;niier loiie;. before' oitr war with Spain, letter, in the rhilippines. becawx" of his atiiazlnc a-ts of hraorv, he was i)roinotel irom ino oiunuM'rs ami inaao a htifrauier general in the nular army. was awarded a coimrcstonal medal of honor also. Funston's stories arc not dry history. They arc thrilling tales of vrimirt whort danger ev on a thousand wines. He tcils in the most dilating fashion wliat and simply he tells of Tamo and lnv. lie saw when tlio things he He has written his story. "Memories of Two Wars" ner's Soim, and The News-Times has purvhascd eehisivt paper publication in this elty. Look for his first hapter in The I Became a Culan Hebel". LK IS TESTING OFFER OF B KS Counsel For Interstate Com merce Commission Meets With Legal Representative of Banking Firm. XKW YORK, May 2 7.--Joseph W. Folk, chief counsel for the interstate commerce commission, held a confer ence at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel to day with Francis Lynde stetson, legal representative of J. P. Morgan and company, to arrange for an examina tion of the banking firm's financial as sociations with the Xew York, New Haven and Hartford railroad. Mr. Folk, who came here from from Washington Inst night, also had an appointment with John A. Carver, personal representative of William Rockefeller, who Is wanted as a wit ness in the interstate commerce com mission' Investigation of the al'iairs of the New Haven. 'Mr. Morgan, in his recent state ment defending the relations of hla father M ith the New Haven, had guar anteed to throw open the books of the Morgan banking firm to Drove that the elder .Morgan had not interfered in the management of the company by forcing deals in which he made millions. Mr. Folk decided to take advantage of this offer. Mr. Folk brought four expert ac countants with him to go over the Morgan hooks. To Ielermlne Seojx of Offer. "The purpose of the conference." said Mr. Folk before meeting Mr. Stetson, "is to determine the scope of Mr. Morgan's offer. We want to be sure that there are no limitations and that there are no strings attached to the offer." Mr. Folk said that ;he commission Is determined to get an tne uata pos sible, especially concerning the pur chase of the Westchester railway by the Xew Haven, a deal by which'the road is said to have been mulcted out of millions. The investigation of the interstate commerce commission has been ad journed until June Z and in the mean SCOPE' OF MORGAN while Mr. Folk will seek fresh av- I ing of a state irrigation dam at enues of information. j Hatchtown. causing J'JC0.oo loss, be- One report current in Wall St., gan receding today. Ten thousand which Folk refused to discuss, was head of live stock were lost, crops on that he would get a "confession" of thousands of acres of land were de a penitent director of the New Haven stroyed and much farm property was w hile In this city. i damaged. ADVENTURE! Fred Funston, Commander of r. - HAKRu l fwina l?riffadicr-General. I7i!l m1 States Army. H ad- fns - hime iion fouvlit nnl Miyhtlv -0 did which liave brought him such hiiriiUhat my whole life dream was shat- for Charhss rights lor Si-rtb-news- News-Times Tliurxlay, entltlel: "How U. S. OFFICIALS DOUBT REPORT HUERTA FLED Uclicve Prtxhlent Has Made One His Characteristic "liapioar aneeV anl Will Keappear. of II Y WILLIAM XKLSOX TAI T. Stiiff Correspondent. WASHIN(5TOX. .May 27. Skeptic Ism today prevailed in official circles over the report-that Gen. Huerta is in flight from Mexico City and has sought refuge in Puerto Mexico. Xo official confirmation of the reports has been received and both the white house and state department are inclined to doubt them. It is gen erally believed that Gen. Huerta has made one of his characteristic "dis appearances' in his favorite haunts in Mexico City and that he will re appear in a short time. "I have not received an official con firmation that Huerta has left 'Mexico City." said Secy. Bryan. and the twinkle in the secretary's eye gave the interviewer the impression that Bryan only wished the official con firmation could be hail from Mexico City that this was a true report. War and navy officials sought to have the reports confirmed from the American commanders in Mexico. The American ships Chester and Ta coma are three miles at sea from Puerto Mexico and it is believed that if Huerta arrives at that port. Ad miral Badger will wire the news to Washington immediately. MRS. PANKHURST WINS EIGHTH HUNGER STRIKE LONDON. May 2 7. Mrs. Kmmeline Pankhurst, leader of the militant suf frage ts. who was arrested lat Thurs day during a riot outside of Bucking ham palace, was released from Hollo way jail today. This was the eighth victory Mrs. Pankhurst has won over the British government through the medium of the "huncer and thirst" strike. UTAH FLOOD LOSS WILL REACH $200,000 SAI-T L.VKK. Ctah. May 27. The Hood which resulted from the break-j bandits kill briton AND AMERICAN AND i MIITII ATF RMIIF I f 1 w I mm W fcaW WASHINGTON'. May 2 7. The hodies of YV. H. Hoagley, an American, and C. E. Williams, an Englishman, who were killed near E. Favor mine near Guadalajara by bandits, were so horribly mutilated as to make identifi cation almost Impossible, according to a report today submitted to the state department by Sir Cecil .Spring-Kice, the British ambassador. The report, w hich was received from ; a British vice consul in the neighbor-J f hood of Guadalajara, who made ai 1 personal investigation, gives a minute; Capt William Freeh and Driver description o the tight made by Percy Alford narrowly escaped death Hoagley and Ullliams and their em- .Wednesday morning when the chem ployes for their lives while fighting, lcal auto ,ire truck on the way to a the mob of irresponsible bandits who ; flre at 623 N Hin sl at u high speod finally overpowered them, killing j sklddeU acro6s the p.iV;ment and ixoHmt- ana iiuains, aim seriously wounding several others. No foreigners, according to the report, witnessed 'the killing, but na tives in the vicinity who were inter viewed, gave an authentic report. The report states that the light was begun early in the day by the bandits who, under guise of friendship, approached-the mine shaft and attempt ed to assassinate Hoagley and Wil liams. Only this much of the report submitted by the British ambassador was made public. GIRL TELLS COURT KOI RHODEHEMTE R JILTED S 50,000 CHICAGO. May 27. A breach of, promise suit llled apainst Homer j ltodeheaver, "golden voiced choirmas-j ter" for "Billy" Sunday, evangelist, by; Miss Georgia W. Jay, a stenographer,; is on hearing before a Jury in Judge j Uonorc's court. Mis Jav asks S50.000. allecinff she became cringed to the singer in a( taxicab in April, 1 9 1 1. and that he sealed the betrotnal with a kiss, only ; to break it on the Christmas night fol lowing. Miss Jay was in court accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Laura Jay, of 1 6:520 University av. Mr. ltodeheaver j is a brother of Yumbert I'. Bode-! heaver, of 22 W. Ontario st.. the man-' ager of the Homer A. ltodeheaver; Publishing Co. H also was in court. I Romance fades in l'.Ml. j The romance faded Christmas, lull.! ltodeheaver, while visiting at Misi Jay's home, told her he could not; - marrv her. Hence the suit lor breach j of promise. j "He told me our marriage would 1 ruin his career," said Miss Jay said Miss Jay last night. lie acted just as II the fact tered amounted to nothing. 'Mr. Biedervvolf had built a tem porary tabernacle In Sioux City and my mother and 1 attended the meet ings. Oiie night . Homer walked through the aisle singing a hymn and; stopped in front of my seat. That was or first meeting. He spoke and his rich voice thrilled me. "From that time we met frequently. I often wondered why he did not ask me to marry him, but knew he would some day, so 1 waited. One night in April, three years ago. Homer came to visit me. We took an automobile and started for home. luroposes in Auto. "During the ride he put his arm around me and told me he loved me and wanted to marry me. I whisper ed 'Yes' and then he kissed me. It was not the first kiss he had given me, but the others seemed to have been stolen in a spirit of fun. "We were happy in our love until that Christmas day. Then he told me he could not marry me, 'and it broke my heart. I have been a nervous wreck ever since, and an object oriin friends. Homer told me his career in winning souls was more worthy than our love." DECLARES FATHER Mrs. Constantine Cokenes took the stand Wednesday morning in circuit court for the defense of her husband, on trial for assaulting George Jacobs with intent to kill. Mrs. Cokenes testi fied that her father, Jacobs, had threatened her husband several times. Even before their marriage, she said, her father had not liked Cokens and did not want her to marry him. Since that time. Jacobs has asked her several times why she did not se cure a divorce from him. Cokenes is on trial for his alleged shooting at Jacobs. The complaining witness: testified that he had carried a revolver to protect himself from Cokenes. On the afternoon of the al leged assault he was t-topped by the defendant, who had his revolver in his hand, he aid. Isabelle Jacobs, a daughter of the state's main witness, said that the re volver had been given to her father by her 'brother-in-law. Mr. Traca-s, for the purpose of using it on Co kenes, in case of necessity. Just before noon the defendant. who has been nervously listening to all of the evidence, took the stand. He told of how Jacobs had objected to his marriage to his daughter. He said that even after the marriage. when his wife went to stay with her mother leeause of Illness. he was forced to sneak Into th house to s?e her. The case, went t tlx Jury in th afternoon, THREATENED TO KILL SOI-li-LI MEN ESCAPE Eft STRIKES ft TREE Capt. Freeh and Driver Alford Are Hurtled From Seats as Chemical Truck Skids on Hill St. Car Damaged. . u..p.i v,v Rtrikinir trp nnd 1 ' " . - J - - -----r-, - telegraph pole on N. Hill at., between Lasalle and Marion. Alford was severely cut around the arms and sustains severe and painful injuries to his body and Capt. Freeh sustains injuries to his limbs and spine as a result of the accident. The $5,000 motor chemical fire truck was damaged probably more than $2,000. The two men were pitched several feet from the machine when It struck the curb and telegraph pole and part ly turned turtle. The story Riven by one eye witness of the affair is that ; the machine was going at a high rate of speed when the firemen made an effort to dodge around the. end of a delivery wagon which blocked the way. In crossing the tracks the rear i of the- trucks swerved to or e side and dashed the machine to the side of the ! road and into a tree and telegraph i pole. ! Xo Time to Jump. The men did not have time to jump from the machine which was going at a terrific rate. The driver only had : time to throw off the power of his ! enpin When the crash came he was pitched headlong over his steering ! wheel landing several feet distant on the pavement. Fragments of the de molished fire lighting apparatus were scattered 100 feet about. The seat on which Freeh had been i sitting- li'ces. was dashed into a hundred It is said that if the car had struck a few inches farther back both men would have been killed. The two men were taken to their homes in a private automobile and Er. Edgar Myers was called. It is probable that there will be an Investigation of the accident by "the board of safety at its next meeting. It is said that the car was seen skid ding at different places along the route and that near Jefferson .boule vard the- side of it scraped a tree. The driver of the machine asserts that he had his engine under control at all times. Ho said that the slip pery pavement made drivlnr . unusual ly difficult ml that he was giving his best attention to -his work. Work Hours on Wreck. Firemen and police officers as well as employes from down town garages worked for more than two hours be fore they were able to tow the ma chine to the central station. One ! wheel was torn off entirely and the axle was badly bent. The upper part ' of the machine was badly wrecked. the tanks and other apparatus being damaged The engine, it is thought. is not broken. "W ork of repairing the machine will begin at once. The machine was" purchased more than two years and a half ago and was one of the first auto flre fighting devices added to the equipment. It had one of the largest chemical tank capacities of arvy engine made. j CITY CLERK ROSTISER i WILL WED NILES BELLE Harey F. Ilostiser, city clerk of South Hend, will be married the latter part of next month, to Miss Margaret Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl h'mith, of Niles. according to an an no icement piade In the Niles Sun. The bride-to-oe will be entertained Thursday afternoon at a bridge party her honor, at the home of Mrs. . W. French, of that city. Miss mith will be one of several Niles young ladies wTio will be June brides, and whose prominence in social circles there will make the events of much interest. Mr. Rostiser resides with his pa rents at 705 Michigan av., is well known In local social and political circles, having been elected city clerk last fall, after serving as deputy city clerk for a number of years. When asked about his approaching wedding Wednesday, he declined to give the exact dat.e, but admitted he had the matter seriously in mind. EPISCOPAL BISHOP OF OREGON IS DEAD PORTLAND. Ore., May 27. The Rev. Charles Scadding. Kpiscopal bishop of Oregon, died at his home here early today of pleuro-pn?umonia, Bishop Scadding had served as pas tor of George's church. New York, rector of Christ church. Middletown, N. Y and Trinity church, Toledo, O. LAFAYETTE. M. L. LlbhardU a prominent state lumber dealer, died at the sanitarium here as a. result of a 60-foot dive from a tin, escape pf the building from which. In an Insane condition, ho attempted to escape. m HUTD Vote at the Highway Election. Tomorrow, Thursday, is Lincoln Highway election day, from 6 o'clock in the morning until 6 o'clock at night. The voting places are the same as they were at the recent primary. It is the duty of every citizen, to get out and vote for this 11-mile improvement vote "yes." It will serve to place South Bend on the map as It has never been placed there before a bright spot on the route of the longest stretch of good reads ever undertaken in history, or that, perhaps, ever will be un dertaken. It will mean employment for thousands of men and a 3.or0-mi! stretch of thoroughfare New York to San Francisco with scores of branches, a good ae the b?st of our city streets. , South Hend cannot affori to miss, being on this route. Neither can the surrounding farming country. Ft brings the farmer nearer to market and the consumer nearer to the farm makes them neighbors. It will mean fully aa much to South Ilenl as will the Lake- Mlchltrin to Lake Erie canal more than would another trunk railroad, or even a large local factory. Io it for .'Vmth Rend and vicinity. Go to polls and vote "Yes." Otherwise it may prove one of those times that opportunity called and knocked, but rekcted turned away never to return. Vote early. HARRY LEONARD AND KATHLEEN MO RAN WIN HIGH SCHOOL MEDALS HARRY LEONARD Pace One Announcement was made by Prin cipal Sims at the high school assembly Wednesday morning of the winners of the John Nelson Mills medal for excellence in mathematics and the Thrush Passe tt medal for excellence In English. Harry Leonard of Osceola received the medal for mathematics and Miss Kathleen Moran. residing with Mrs. Katherine Evans at 40 S N. Scott St., the medal for English. For est Staples, son of Mr. and Mrs. Crawford staples. 614 S. Main st., and Miss Cleo Young, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Yountf. SIT Portage av., re ceived honorable mention. All of the yountr people have received A's throughout the four-year course and the decision of the Judges hinged on sliht variations in the gen eral classwork, which, however, has been excellent in every cse. The medals are annually presented by Rev. John Nelson Mills of Chi cago, a graduate of the local school, and C. N. Fassett In memory of his daughter. Thrush Fassett. They will be awarded to their respective win ners at the commencement exercises. The assembly Wednesday morning was in charge of the. Debating club. The principal feature was a mock session of the city council over which Edward Ioran, impersonating the mayor .presided. The session was oc cupied with the consideration of a petition granting new hats to the faculty. Other entertainine features of the program was a reading "The Soul of the Violin." by and another. "Silence Mii-s Oiailvs Wa tiers Fisher. William Stein Sxtem." by and Arthur BESTS CREAM OF EMU'S TURF Durbar II, Outsider With Odds of 30 to 1 Against Him, I Wins Classic Derby Amid; Plaudits of King and Queen, j NORTH SVUNKV. N. S. W.. May 27. Two dollars invested in a pool on the EiiKlish derby won $2 0.ut for William C. Tow nsand. a 2 ;:-ycar-old cable operator in the North Sydney of fice today. Towntend drew Durbar 11, the outsider, which won the race. EPSOM. England. May 27. Durbar, 11., tne only America n-ov ueo mu that ran, won the classic derby on Epsom Downs today, defeating the cream of the Rritish turf. Carrying the green and white colors of H. D. Duryea, Durbar II. ran a brilliant race, finishing amidst a burst of applause in which King George, Queen Mary and other mem bers of the royal family joined. H. Chotmondely's Hapsburg ran second and H. J. King's Peter the Hermit linished third. Sir John Thursby's Kennymore, the favorite, failed to Ket in the money. A brilliant crowd of record-breaking size witnessed the race. While more than 3,000 policemen and de tectives kept a vigilant watch to pre vent militant suffraets from spoiling the race, as they had threatened to do. King George took the defeat of his horse, Rrakespead, philosophically, saying "It's part of the game." The start of the race was delayed, owing to the fractious behavior of Kennymore, which was ridden by Frank O'Neill, an American jockey. The day was brilliant and the, track was fast. Durbar II. was an outsider, the bookmakers laying odds of 30 to 1 against him. The odds on Hapsburg were 33 to 1 and the odds on Peter the Hermit were 100 to 1. Wlrus by Three lx'iigths. Durbar II. was ridden by Jockey MacGee, who rode a brilliant race, wining by three lengths. Durbarr II. was bred in France. The earlier odds on Durbar II. had been 25 to 1 but as post time ap proached the bookmakers thought less of the American horse's chances and lengthened the odds. . Kennynaore's wildnes at the post was responsible for his defeat, ac cording to the expert turfmen. At the last minute many bettors, seeing the excited condition of Kennymore, hedged. Polycrates got away with Black Jester second and Hapsburg third. Kennymore got a bad start. In round ing the Tatenham corner Durbar got the rail and took the lead. From then on Durbar led the Held. Durbar'a time was cwo minutes. 38 2-5 seconds, which was 3 sec onds away from the record. Durbar II. was the first American horse to win the derby since Richard Croker'e Orby in 1907. 'MacGee, -who rode the winner, is an American. Jockey. I 1 U.S. FAILS lO GET REBEL AGREEMEN1 10 fti ARMISTICE Efforts to Get Villa and Car ranza to Enter Into General Truce in Mexico Fail and Appeal is Made to Mediators ENVOYS TAKE DAY OFF TO ATTEND GARDEN FETE Continue Informal Discussion of Peace Problems Huerta Delegates Discredit Reports of Abdication. TORONTO. Ont.. May 27. Repre sentations of the Untied .States to the constitutionalists for a general armis tice in Mexico have been rejected. in, the way to Toronto from Niagara Falls, Justice Eamar, one of the American peace delegates, conthlod to Minister Naon. one of the mediators, that Pres. Wilson had failed ia hU efforts to have den. Curranza, firt chief of the constitutionalists, and Gen. Villa consent to an armistice. It was suggested that the mediator themselves now appeal to Carranzo, nv ii.rm:xci: tod. NIAGARA FALLS, Ont., May 27. Junketing across the province of Ontario in a special tar to attend a garden party in Toronto at which tho Duke of Connought. the governor gen eral of Canada, i'rincess Fatricia, aro to be guests, the South American me diators -and the American and Mexi can peace dtlegates played steadily at their same of diplomacy today. Without the formality that markd their "conversations" in mediation headquarters in Clifton hotel, the confreres aain took up the following fiuestidns: 1 The time when (Jen. Huerta should abdicate. 2 The right of Huerta to run for the presidency at the next election. 3 The right of the constitutionalists to dictate the terms of the next elec tion. 4 The treatment of the agrarian question. It is e;ectc; that the points upon whieh the Americans and Mexicans hae re:irh-d iin agreement will bo put into w riting tomorrow. Repot is from Vera Cruz that Gen. Huerta was in llight from the capital were read with intense interest by all concerned. According to the general llif the abdication of Huerta would reader the present conference useless, as. it would leave the way clear for the constitu tionalists to seize Mexico City and with it the central government of the re public. If, on the other hand, reports of Huerta's flight are urtrue. the arrival of the delegates representing the con stitutionalists and the question of an armistice between the Hucrtlstas and the Carranzistas becomes the crux oi the situation. ltchcls Mut ult. Pacification of Mexico cannot hgin until the followers of Gen. Francisco Villa and Gen. Emilio Zapata have laid down their arms. The rc!d have sworn not to ground their arms so long as Huerta remains in tho cap ital. Zapata probably will refuso to make a truce except at the desiro of Villa, as he suspect Carranza of lack of sympathy with tho peon revolution. The Carranza family is powerful tuid rich, and owns thousands of acres. Accordingly a big feature of the sit uation now rests with the Judgment displayed by Villa. If Huerta hu.s really fled or if he has not lied but consent at the request of Pre. Wil son, to resign, all will look to Villa to give tho word to the rebels to j!o;j lighting. A number of code messages pael back ari forth between the peace del egates and Washington today. fcivi:.g n?e. to the belief that something wad happening in Mexico. However, soma of these were to be requests to Pre. Wilson to put up to Villa at onto rep resentations for an immediate, armis tice. Today's visit to Toronto is largely a return of the courtesy shown by th-i dominion and provincial governments to the mediators and delegates upui) their arrival. IISCIti:i)ITS UIIPOKT. TORONTO. Ont.. May 27. I havj heard nothing of It and I do not be lieve It," wa the comment made hery this afternoon by .-Vnur Ra! a.-a, one of th Mexican pea dd'gut'.s to tbo mediation conference when told of re ports current in Vera Cruz ar.d Wash ington that Gen. Huertu had :'.ed frcm Mexico City. Roth Sonor Rodriguez and T.nr C Guero. the two other Mexic.tn repre sentatives were e.i.tlly doubllvil of tho report saying they believed "it c.juli not be true." KNOX FIRE LOSS WILL REACH NEARLY $50,000 KNOX, Ind., May Th- fhrv.a caused by Tuesday morning's :.: estimated Wednesday at nearly 000. The loss on the Folli k :!o-;r mill and elevator will .rnl-.ti-ly : about J-o.OO'.'. of which llv.v" is ered by Insurance. The Lor;g-Th ir. son Lum'.ipr Cv will - i:f. r darc. i-e : the amount of J'.1" ' fully ir.sar. J. Fifteen freight cars staniin or. th Nickel Plate tracks, rive ,f hi- :i were loaded with valuable merchan dise, were also burned. The ..ri;:! of the fire is unknown. STUK K It V ACTO. Injuries rect ive i ,y job Y John i'r;:nb 22S Mam st.. w no was stru .-k. . an automobile at It:alie a v. .it: 1 Kmerick st. Tuesday, are ;:--ht. ac cording to Ir. IMicar My-rs W.-dr s day afternoon. Fruruer v. a r-tru.-k by the f n ler of the car and knocked to the ground. He Was taken huu.f in the police ambulance.