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Proposition to Have a Commission
k | Form of Government Take Charge
f c* Affairs in Mexico City Not
Favored by Carranza.
Washington, May 2:!.—Another ex
change of telegrams tonight between
General Carranza and Emilio Zuba
ran, minister of the interior in the
constitutionalist cabinet, left the
question of representation of the
Cat runzlstas til the Niagara conier
ence umleterniiiied.
Jose VaseonceloB, prominently
mentioned in diplomatic circles as a
likely selection should General Car
ranza decide to iiave a representative
at tUe Niagara meeting- it for noth
ing more than to give information—
ariived here and conferred with .Mr.
Zuiiaian, who in turn conferred with
Secretary Hryan. The exchanges
with the constitutionalist first chief
Mr. Vasconctdos reiterated he had
no intimation that the constitution
alists might participate in the media
tion or tlhat he was to lie selected. He
declared he had stopped over in
\\ ashington while on his way to San
Antonio, from where he expects to
join General Carranza in Mexico.
However, Mr. Zuhuran's conference
with the secretary of state following
a prolonged conference today be
tween Mr. Bryan, John Lind and
fire diaries A. Douglas, attorney for the
tv iiHixlitutionalist agency, after which
jn Mr. Bryan went to Uhe white house,
pL gave rise in some circles to a feeling
' of optimism that the processes of me
diation might be facilitated by some
IB «>« of participation by tlie Carran
zifitns. Among all the constitutional
I ists here, however, there was every
i. disposition to let word of General
I Carranza's intentions come from tlie
E chief of the revolution himself. Borne
B of those close to the cause continued
B to express their doubt of Carranza's
F willingness to take any position
whiclli might be interpreted in Mexico
as participation in a mediation con
cerning the internal affairs of that
B republic.
It became definitely known tonight
that the plan for a commission form
: ot government in Mexico City during
B the transition period has not found
> favor with the constitutionalists.
Befor’e Charge OShaughnessy left
■ the Mexican capital he forwarded to
Washington, at tllie direction of the
state department, a list of Mexicans
who might be termed "elder states
men," as a possible council of
! notables to form a provisional gov
ernment and maintain order in Mex
ico City should tlie expected fall of
Huerta occur before another govern
ment were ready to spplam him.
This list was headed by l.uis Men
dez. and was composed of Mexicans
|F who were said to have had no eou
m ction with tlie factions and in
trigues and tlie revolutions of tlie
last uhree years. To most of the
names suggested the constitutional
ists have objected, on the ground
tliata tlie men uro members of the
Catholic party, and on the larger
ground that the constitutionalists
have made other plans for assuming
Hu reins of power.
Their plan provides that should a
sudden elimination of Huerta leave
lliie government in Mexico City with
out u head, or should a popular up
ilsiug or army revolt overturn affairs
there, a constitutionalist junta al
ready provisionally organized would
take control of the machinery of gov
ernment and turn it over to the chief
of the constitutionalist movement.
The twice recently reported disaffec
tion of General Velasco, Huertas de
feated commander at Torreon, re
peated indications of undercurrents
of dissatisfaction with the Huerta
regime in the capital, ami the disin
tegration of the Huerta cabinet are
attracting attention to ha phase of
lihe situation. Consitutionaliss here
say they have men in the Mexican
capital equal to such an emergency.
Borne of those mos\ familiar with
the complicated processes of Mexican
politics and the consideration the
constitutionalists feel they are
obliged to pay the Internal situataion,
believe however. General ( arran 'a
might realize personally the desira
bility of having un agent at the
Niagara conference the possibly finds
himself hedged about by circum
stances and conditions which will
make tiie negotiations preliminary ro
any representation, even at u limited
character, necessarily slow and care
ful. Influences favorable to such
representation are being commmu
cated to General Carranza but it is
believed they are of a direct nature
and ii is understood that the gen
eral’s representatives in Washington
are doing little more than acting as
bearers of these exchanges.
Halifax, N. S., May 2.’!. The bat
tered hulk of the new lightship No.
la was found among (lie breakers on
l.iseomb island, five miles from the
mainland, today. Site struck during
a dense fog and it is believed iier
crew of twenty-five Scotchmen were
lost. Six bodies bearing life belts
had been recovered up to dark to
night by the steamer Suffering. Uotli
Iiieboats, w birth the vessel carried,
were found. A search of the rocky
islands in the vicinity was made in
the hope that some of the crew had
gut through the surf alive.
Word reached the Canadian marine
department here tonight that the hull
of the lightship was broken in two.
The ship was on her maiden voyage
from iier builders’ yards at paisley,
Scotland, to take, up her station oft
Sambro Ledges near Halifax harl>o>\
Captain Macbeth and CQiief Kngin ‘<y
McKenzie are (lie only members of
the crew known here. The men were
shipped in Glasgow.
The government steamers Stanley
and Lady L-anner were ordered to
search for possible survivors or for
more bodies. The Canadian marine
department feels little hope that any
one on hoard escaped. 1-ong rollers
break over the jagged rocks with ter
rific force In the calmest weather,
,A|ll vessels give the spot a wide
The first intimation of the disaster
was brought in by the Dufferin when
she arrived with three bodies. She
went back to Lisconib island lat r in
tire day to continue tire search and
found another body.
Urrutia Loud in Praise of Efforts
Made to Save His Life and Declares
He Will Become American CitUen.
Vera Cruz, May 23.—After five
days of virtual imprisonment in u
hotel here, where lie was held under
guard against personal enemies, Dr.
Aureliano Urrutia, who was minister
of Interior in Huerta's cabinet, and
who recently fled from the capital to
escape Huerta’s wrath, was quietly
taken aboard the United States trans
port Hancock late today by the Amer
ican authorities to he carried to Gal
! So Quietly was tlhe transfer made
I that few outside of those personally
enlisted in the task of removing the
ex-minister, his wife and six children
and their personal belongings to the
transport were aware of the occur
rence. Early in the afternoon Lieu
tenant Aristides Moreno of Judge Ad
vocate Porter's staff, called at the
hotel with two army automobiles aim’
whisked the unwelcome guests to
the sanitary pier, wlhere Rear Ad
miral Badger's barge was waiting.
Before the trip to the water front
began marine guards were posted in
conspicuously along the route with
squads covering the cross streets and
watching windows. Marines were in
the automobiles and mounted ma
rines followed closely.
Even guests at the hotel and the
loungers about the cafe tables under
the portals were not aware that the
muclh-hatert Mexican had been slipped
away until hours after his departure.
Dr. Urrutia over and over again
expressed bis gratitude to the Ameri
can officers for the care they hart
taken In guarding him from his ene
mies and assured the lieutenant that
he would seek American citizenship.
Dr. Urrutia declared he intended
to go to New Orleans, where Die prob
ably would establish a permanent
residence and make application for
A mer I cat) naturalization.
Numerous demands have been
This Is the Ilos'ilro at Falls View, Ont., where the A.-B.-C. mediators are holding their sessions and endeavor
ing to settle the Mexican trouble.
Desire That Some Form of Govern
ment Be Established in Mexico
City Before the Capital is Attacked
By the Rebels.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 22.—
Contrary to general expectation, this
has proved to have been a day of in
lense activity. The mediators had
expected to take a rest and begin
work again Monday, when suddenly
and without warning they were ad
vised by the Mexican delegates that
tlie situation called for prompt and
decisive action. , The American dele
gates were notified to appear and
conference after conference followed.
Fi om the moment, shortly after
noon, when it was officially an
nounced tftiat the first full meeting I
of the delegates of hotU sides was
to be held later in the day, until alter I
the American delegates had gone
back to tlm American side of the
river shortly before midnight, there
was an atmosphere of suppressed ex
citement about every move matte
hot it by the mediators and liy the
representatives of tllie United States
and Mexico.
Speculation and rumors of all sorts
as to the exact purpose of this sud
den calluig together of the entire
mediation body were virtually set at
rest when it was admitted that the
moving cause for the precipitate siep
was the condition :n Mexico, the tak
ing of Saltillo and the threatened
constitutionalist advance on the capi
tal. I, was declared that while u.c
situation tliicre hardly could be calieu
critical, it was grave. It was said
to be the desire of the Mexican dele
gates to see some form of provisional
government established in Mexico
City before events brought about a
crisis in the capital. There was an
evident disposition to waive ail im
material points at issue and come to
gether squarely in an effort to reach
a conclusion. The meeting was held
early in the n'ceinoon. At its close
a bulletin was issued announcing that
the conference h id been “held at thd '
request of till" Mexican represents- i
tives for the purpose of informing the |
mediators and tlie American repre-1
sentatives of the ideas of their gov-j
eminent conco uiag several interest
i”g points for 'he best solution of the
present difficulty, it was decided to
maintain secrcc in regard to these
pi int- until i concrete solution shall
Itav been n ached, to which end the
informal conversations will continue. |
Defers they went into session the
American do t gates Iliad no idea
which of the several phases of the
aituaiirn was to be broached. The
meeting lasted less than half an hour
and the “conversation" was con
duct'd through an interpreter. The
discussion was pointed hut good
natured and ihe early adjournment
was taken to < liable the A me: <r»:i
delegates t<> confer with the author
tie; at Wasnitigi"ii. The meeting ad
journed until 1 i o'clock tonight.
It Wits significant that while the
views |.ad i eoi so divergent before
the; afternoon's session as to give
rise tn the distinct statement, that
tiieru was a "i itch,” the atmosphe-e
was so cleared at the end of the con
fer, nee that a spirit of optimism wa -
displayed la at■ of the participants.
It Is asserted by those who should he
informed that the settlement of the
land mipstie:: has been a vexed prob
lem but this math r ins now reached
a stage (Inn c< :• faience in Its nit*
mate adjustment is expected freely.
During the afternoon the American
d'-legates : ttended the funeral in the
lull" city if Nif.-nra Falls that lies
<1,1 the Ameecan fide of Andrew M.
Sanders. American marine who was
aecid mtaily hdim! bv a comrade dur
ing tin- i.'cci > r (ion of Vera Cruz.
Representative Dyer Urged That the
Bill Be Delayed Until the Next Ses
sion of Congress on Account cf
Business Conditions.
Washington, May 211.- That Presi
dent Wilson will be satisfied with
nothing less than the passage
through bolih houses of congress at
the present session of the anti trust
legislation recently agreed on, was
made clear today by officials close to
the administration. This attitude
was made known in answer to sug
gestions that some leaders at the
capital believe it would lie sufficient
to pass tiie antitrust hills In l]ie
fhouse and only agree on a time for
a vote next session in the senate.
It was said at the white house tflie
president ip firmly of the opinion
that anti-trust legislation should be
enacted at this session and that lie is
not willing to make any compromise.
Although he realizes fhe desire cf
many members of congress to ad
journ early, he believes the anti trust
legislation can lie expedited.
In tihe house today the Clayton bill
to supplement the present laws
against trusts, the second of the ad
ministration anti-trust measures, was
discussed. General debate probably
will be concluded Tuesday. whPti de
tailed consideration will continue for
the greater part of the week. It will
be followed by the railroad securities
\ plea that the writing of the anti
trust program Into law be delayed
Commissioner Sells Will Go to the
Famous Cushing Fields Today to
Make an Inspection anti Secure the
Sentiment on Navy Supply Issue.
Tulsa. Okla., May 23. After an
all day session wliklh lasted well into
the night, the hearing being con
ducted by the government commis
sion which is inquiring into the
merits of the proposed pipe line from
Oklahoma to the gulf to secure an
adequate amount of fuel oil for the
navy, adjourned until May 27 at Okla
homa City.
Twenty oil men testified before the
investigating committee composed of
Commissioner Sells and Lieutenant
Richardson, it being ttlte most repre
sentative body of men that has yet
appeared in the hearing, all branches
of the petroleum industry being rep
Considerable opposition to the I
whole scheme was developed in the
Tulsa hearing, it being tlie first the
commission has encountered.
Tile entire party, accompanied by
many oil men, will leave in auto
mobiles for a visit to tilm famous
Cushing field tomorrow, and from
there Commissioner Bells will go to
Pawhuska for a visit to his wards in
Osage county.
The following men appeared before
the commission today: Charles
Page, independent oil producer of
Tulsa; Joe P. Cappeau, oil and gaB
authority of Pittsburg; W. M. Mor
gan of Tulsa, general manager of the
Texas company; M. M. Doan of
Tulsa, third vice president of the
Gulf Pipe l.ine company; P, J. White,
prominent Tulsa producer; A. E.
Watts, umpire in Cushing field: John
Roy, Tulsa oil producer; Robert Dun
lop of Newkirk, Okln., oil man and
candidate for governor; Grant C.
Stebbins, Tulsa oil producer; Thomas
P. Melvin, manager Phoenix Refining
until next session or if possible until
thn next congress, was made hy Rep
resentative Dyer of Missouri, in tlie
debate on the Clayton bill,
“I am in favor of many of the pro
visions of tills bill,” die said, "but
owing 10 the present conditions of
business throughout the country I be
lieve It ought to tie left to the next
session nr until the next congress tie
fore being enacted Into law, liusl
tiecs conditions now existing, I be
lieve, call for this delay."
company at Tnlsa: .1. H. Yust, gen
eral manager Cosden Co., refiners,
Tulsa: 10. Constantin, Independent re
finer, Tulsa: F. s. Henry, Tulso oil
man: I). \Vr. Franchott, gasoline
manufacturer; \V. It. Fine and M. C.
French. Okmulgee producers; II. I.
Fitzgerald, Tulsa producer; W. I..
Curtis of Bradford, refiner and pro
ducer, and T>. .1. Kelly, New York
city, prominent prodttcer.
Fred Lookout, principal chief of
the Osage nation, accompanied by
two members of ills tribe, called and
paid his respects to Commissioner
Sells today.
Law Passed by Congress Declared
Unconstitutional by Judge Trieber.
Little Itock, May 215.—In the United
States district court bore today
Judge Jacob Trieber declared uncon
stitutional the federal migratory wild
bird act passed by congress March .:,
Judge Trieiier said that wild game
always has been recognized as the
property of states and that nothing
in (the federal constitution justifies a
construction which would give the
federal government control over or
interest in the game.
Tlte fact that the states may he
unable to protect 1 heir game does nut
justify the courts in extending the
powers of congress beyond those
granted by the constitution Judge
Trieber ruled. The rase probably
will be appealed lo the United States
supreme court.
Methodist Conference Adjourns With
Many Memorials, Petitions and
Resolutions Left on the Calendar.
Oklahoma. Ciiy, Okla., May 2.'!.—
Tlio (.Journal Conference of the Meth
odist Episcpal Church, South, ad
journed tonight with many memo
rials, resolutions and petitions loft
on tlie calendar.
The chairmen of the various com
mittees fought hard to have their par
ticular measures brought before the
attention of the conference before
the hour of adjourning, which was set
at 11 o'clock.
The majority of the delegates will
remain in Oklahoma City until Mon
day morning, but lew will remain to
attend board meetings which have
beeu called to meet after the ad
journment of the conference.
The chief measures passed today
were the recommendataion that
bishops have four years' consecutive
Episcopal jurisdiction in the various
mission fields of the church and the
refusal to again submit to the annual
conferences the question relating to
the change of the name of the church,
and lastly the regulation of evange
lists traveling within the bounds of
-the church.
The place for holding the next con
Terence will not be determined by
this conference has been intrusted
to a special committee elected for
that purpose. It Is believed tlhut
either Atlanta or Richmond will be
thn decision of the committee, who
will not make their report until the
various claims of both places have
Jjeen investigated.
The different Protestant pupi s
will lie filled tomorrow by delegates
attending the conference. Bishop E.
K. Hobs will preach in the morning
and Bidhop It. G. Waterhouse at night
at .St. Luke's Methodist church, the
seat of the conference.
The afternoon session of the con
ference was opened with religious
services conducted by it. C. Elliott of
Mexico City.
The committee on education recom
mended that $105,000 be raised per
annum to be spent at the discretion
of the board of education, and tthat
all money due the theological depart
ment of Vanderbilt university up to
June 50, 1914, be paid.
By a vote of the conference the
amount was reduced to $95,000,
which was the assessment during the
past four years.
. Tile committee on boundaries and
finance submitted a lengthy report
which outlined a plan to budget all
benevolent collections Into one, to be
divided among the different boards
of the churcfh. After discussion by J.
M. Moore, W. P. McMurray, W. D.
Bradfield and J. W. Perry, a commis
sion was ordered to consider the
plan. It was believed that the con
ference would have voted down the
\fter voting on some minor ques
tions at the afternoon session, the
conference adjourned by singing ttie
t>oxology. i
Huerta Had Sent Message From
Capitol Telling of Bombardment of
Vera Cruz and the Telegraph Op
erator Made the Addition.
'Washington, May Tiie Niagara
Kalis conference and its develop
ments received the close attention of
officials here today. While neither
white house nor state department of
ficials would discuss the progress of
negotiations, a general air of hopeful
ness prevailed.
Secretary of State Bryan received
long reports from the American com
missioners at Niagara Kails and aft
erwards visited the white house to go
over tiie reports witli tllie president.
Among Mr. Bryan’s callers were
John Bind and one of tiie legal advis
ers of tiie constitutionalists, witli
whom the question of constitutional
ist representation at the mediation
conference were discussed.
While the mediation negotiations, in
the words ol a high otticial, were
progressing smoothly, a new source
of apprehension on tlhe part of the
foreign diplomats was found in the
situation at Guadalajara, Mexico,
where many foreign refugees are re
ported to have gathered.
Reports were received that bandits
were gathering in the mountains near
the city amt threatening to attack the •
town in ease of a withdrawal of its
garrison. Part of the constitutional
ist army under General Obregon also
was pushing forward {toward the city,
arousing fears for the safety of tlhe
foreigners during hostilities. No ad
vices reached the state department,
however, to Indicate any pressing
Conditions at Tampico continued to
improve and the secretary of the
navy granted permission to refugees
now at Galveston, who claimed they
were brought from Tampico against
their will, to return on the transport
Several British oil men have also
left Galveston for Tampico.
Vice Consul John Sllliman re
mained at Mexico City today recuper
ating from tlhe hardships of his trip
from Saltillo. He expected to depart
for Vera Cruz Monday.
One of his fellow prisoners in the
Saltillo jail, Ur. J.‘Franklin Moore,
called at the styite department today
and told of his experiences. Mr.
Moore was a practicing physician of
twenty years' standing in Saltillo.
He said tranquillity had prevailed
there until April 21. when a telegram
signed "Victoriano Huerta” was re
ceived from the capital saying Ameri
can warships were bombarding Vera
Cruz. immediately following the
signature were the words "hang all
Americans,” presumably added by
the telegraph operator.
Messengers rrom me civil governor
summoned all Americans in Saltillo
to headquarters. The doctor excused
himself from the patient lie was at
tending with a promise to return in
a few minutes. Hut it was fifteen
days before he was again at liberty.
He first was placed in a cell three
feet by seven feet for 2t hours, but
the following day he was admitted to
a large room where all the American
prisoners were gathered, including
Vice Consul Silliman.
They were treated fairly well and
were released only after they had
jointly signed a statement reciting
that tlhey had simply been detained to
ensure their protection against pos
sible violence. Silliman, however,
was held after the others left on a
charge that he was a spy.
Resu't is One Woman Is Dead, a Man
Blinded and Two Others Badly Hurt.
Cashing, Okla., May 23.—-Mrs. Tom
Lyle of Cushing Is dead, William J.
Flanagan, an oil operator, is dying in
a Cushing hospital horribly burned,
his eyesight destroyed, and Tom Lyle
and a woman whose name <-annot he
learned, are badly hurt as the result
of a strange automobi'e accident in
the Cushing Oil fields last night.
The automobile was passing through
the heart of the oil district when the
headlights ignited a heavy eloud of
gas. The machine was quickly en
veloped In flames.

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