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a v ^ EDITION j AND NEWARK ADVERTISER OlvIV^r _ ^BHMRjlpaBiaHHaBaBHH| l ESTABLISHED 1832._ NEWARK, N. J., THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1914.—18 PAGES. WEATHER PROBABLY CLOUDY FRIDAY. ^7 , r* — ■ ■ 1 ■ . - ■ - 1 ■ ■ 1 " ■ --- -„ ,. — ■ ■ ■ — ■■ . ...i - - ----— -*■ )' POLICE CAPTURE ' BURGLARS ifTER f DESPERATE FIGHT \ _ I . * Trailed to Saloon, Two Thieves Attempt to Use Re ^ volvers. CONFESS TO ROBBERIES WHEN LOOT IS FOUND One, Mere Boy, Recently Freed from Reformatory —Tells of Attempted Killing. After a desperate battle in which revolvers were drawn detectives from feline headquarters today succeeded In capturing two men who, they say, have confessed they committed a se ries of daring robberies in this city recently. In the room the pair occu pied the police found a quantity of plunder, some of which was stolen from a Hunterdon street home only last night. The emn are John McGee, twenty seven years old. of 1040 ePrryville Avenue, Pittsburgh, and Charles Wholsiffer, seventeen years old, of 27 Waverly avenue, this city. Wholsiffer was released from the Rahway Re formatory only four months ago after serving since July 28, 1912, for robbing gas meters in this city. The police say the records of his former arrest show ho is not only seventeen years.old. but nineteen. Wohlsiffer is said to have confessed to the police: that he attempted to kill a. Bank street resident here on April 7 when he was surprised when •obbing the latter's home. His re volver missed (ire. the police say he said, otherwise he would have killed the householder. The q rest of the two men followed j the rob iery of the tailor shop of s Joseph ' etrone, at 188 Camden street, last night. Petrone telephoned to lieutenant Jones «t police headquar ters las1 night that the place was entered by forcing an iron shutter and eight new suits of clothing, val ued at J68; two suits, valued at 817, left In the shop for repairs; ten pairs of trous-rs, valued at 87j. and five pieces of cloth, valued at 831'. were stolen. Lieutenant Jones assigned Lieutens: Ryan, Farrell and Kagan to the case Last night the three officers visited the store that was robbed and made such investigation as they could, leav ing the work of attemoting to trace the stolen goods until today. Early today the detectives began t > make the rounds of the second hand clothing stores In Mulberry street ami vicinity. In their search for Information regarding the «wund hoiid leal ere of the neighborlYrlfffi'TIW officers entered u saloon and there found McGee and Wholsiffer. LhoIi man ran-letf several pairs of trousers. Tin officers walked toward the two men to qm-vtion thorn. As Wolsdffer turned and saw the Policemen- he' drew a revolver from his hip pocket and pointed It at Lieu tenant Pagan. Kagan made a flying let j> at the yofith and pinned his arms to hiff side. At the same instant , Lieutenant Ryan grappled with Mc Gee, who also had made a motion as though to draw a revolver. McGee and Whplsiflfer fought desperately, hut finally were overpowered. Then, as Ryan and Pagan held them to the , floor. Lieutenant Farrell took their revolvers away from them. V - - —- - La I REM STORE ' New Department Structure Will Be Centre of New Jer sey Business Chain. Rudolph J. Goerke, president of the Goerke Company, today announced that he has under consideration plans for the erection of a new department store in this city. He proposes to make thiH bui'ding the centre of a chain of department stores in this State and in eastern Pennsylvania. The announcement of Mr. Goerke comes as a sebuel to the sale yester day by the Goerke Company of the W. V. Snyder Company’s store, which it controlled, to the new firm of Os car Michael & Co. It is understood that Mr. Goerke has been active in real estate in the central business section for some time. His present lease of the store property on Mar ket street, near Broad, will soon ex pire. The lease is held by the Pru dential. Mr. Goerke said today that the lo c&tlon for his proposed new Newark store iwll not be ready for some time. It is known that he has large real estate holdings on Market street, west of Broad, acquired during the last tqn years. The new store, it is said, will be modern In every respect and equal to the'other local depart ment houses. TENOFFAMILYIN Americans in Jail for Part in J Killing Mexicans Who At I tacked Them. WASHINGTON, May 7.—Ten mem bers of the Smith family. In jail at Tonala. Chiapas, are in danger of their lives because of Mexican re sentment of their part in the recent killing of three Mexicans at San Pedro, according to a report today from Minister L-cavell. in Guatemala. The Mexicans were members of a rural guard and invaded the Smith bom at San Pedro to disarm the oc cupants. In the fight which ensued tbe Mexicans were worsted, but the Americans were later arrested. r TO BE BRIDE OP M’ADOO TODAY . White House Wedding to Take Place at 6 o'clock This Evening. WASHINGTON. May 7.—With a plain circlet of pure gold, typical of the quiet elegance of the ceremony, Miss Kleanor Randolph Wilson, youngest daughter of the President of the United .States and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, will be married at 6 o’clock this evening in the White House to William Gibbs McAdoo. secretary of the treasury. The simple and impressive wedding service of the Presbyterian Church will be pronounced by Rev. Sylvester Beach pastor of the church in Prince ton, N. J., attended by the President and Mrs. Wilson and their family. The ceremony, while it Is to be no tably elegant in all of Us appoint ments. will be witnessed by the smallest company that ever attended | so important a function In the White House. The vioe-president and 'Mrs Marshall, the members of the cabinet and tlieir wives, relatives of the Pres-1 ident and Mrs. Wilson and of Sec retary McAdoo and a few intimate personal friends of the bride and bridegroom comprise the list of guests. Ceremony In Bine Boom. The ceremony of this evening takes place in the historic blue room, the middle apartment of the suite on the south side of the White House, be tween the east room and the state dining room. R has been the scene of more brilliant social functions than any other room In the mansion. It is in t.he blue room that the Presi dent formally receives his guests at. White House receptions. In recent years, its furnishings and appoint ments have been changed entirely. Its oval form lias been retained, but the scheme of decoration and furnish ing has been modernized. The color plan is blue, but not the blue of a robin’s egg as of old, but a dark shade of French blue. The walls are paneled in rich corded silk of the same shade, affording an artistic background for the wonderful spring (lower decorations which are a fea ture of today’s wedding. The massive furniture of days gone by has been replaced with furniture of lighter, if not more artistic, de sign. The Itoral decorations of the room—in fact, of the entire mansion on the first floor—will be marvel ously beautiful. Slender vases, of graceful designs in cut glass and rare porcelain, will be (Hied with cut flow ers, Including masses of lilies and white orchids, products of the White House conservatories. The south side (CndgMl tr- S, Column 1.) ^^3 Not Recovered Sufficiently to Give Detailed Account of Their Escape. BOSTON, May 7.—When the Cunard liner Franconia from Liverpool ar rived today bringing thirteen mem bers of the crew of the burned steamer Columbian, rescued from a boat south of Sable island, several of the survivors were suffering severely from burns, and all showed the ef fects of exposure. The body of Chief Steward Matthews, who died from burns while in the open boat, also was brought by the Franconia. James Drohan, the wireless operator of the Columbian, expressed the opin ion that spontaneous combustion in the cargo of rags and junk caused the tire. He said he was awakened by an explosion shortly before midnight Sunday night, and when he rushed out on deck the vessel was in flames. The saloon passengers on the Fran conia assisted In giving first aid to the survivors, providing clothing for them and subscribing to a fund for their relief. The Burvivors had not recovered sufficiently from their wounds and exhaustion to give a detailed account of their escape from the burning ship and their forty hours of exposure in an open and leaking boat. All were ! removed to the marine hospital at 1 Chelsea as soon as the steamer docked. The Columbian's fire call early Monday morning brought all hands on deck immediately. When the or der to abandon the ship was given It was found that the tackle was Jammed on the boat manned by the survivors. The boat hung for a few moments by the falls, the sailors fending it away from the heated side of the steamer until one of the men cut the rope. The drop forced a hole in the bottom and throughout their forty hours’ drift the men took turns In bailing. When the men were rescued they were placed ir. the best staterooms on the Franconia and were disturbed only when it was necessary to give them nourishment. OLDttMl KILLED Machine in Hands of Young Man Who Was Learning to Drive. An unknown old man was killed at Barclay and Spruce streets this morn ing by an automobile driven by a young man who was learning to drive. The police arrested Joseph Kessler, of 495 Hunterdon street, the chauffeur and his pubil, Samuel Black, of 100 Morton street. The automobile belonged to Jacob Denburg, who has a feed store at 100 Morton street and a baker shop at 10* Prinoe street. ' • • •••• • • • • IS THE VICTOR IN CIVIL SUIT McNeal Loses Action Against Jurist—Declares He Will Appeal Verdict. fFrom a Staff Correspondent,J NEW YORK, May 7.—A verdict for the defendant. Common Pleas Judge William P. Martin, of Newark, was handed down here today in the suit instituted by Frank W. McNeal, of 50 Church street, this city. The evi dence in the case was taken before Supreme Court Justice Donnelly. A scaled verdict was returned yesterday afternoon and opened in court this forenoon. In the suit Mr. .McNeal alleged Judge Martin had “converted” to his own use money belonging to McNeal. The plaintiff claimed that the sum of $1,497.71 was due him from Judge Martin. McNeal was in court when the verdict of the jury was an nounced. Judge Martin was not present It was apparent that McNeal was ! disappointed at the result of the trial. He did not mince his words in saying so. "Will you take any further steps in this matter?” he was asked. "I most certainly shall,” was the reply. “What will they be?” asked the re porter for the Evening Star. ”1 shall bring an action for fraud against Judge Martin, probably in the United States Court, and will also bring a perjury charge against Ru dolph Puhlman." At. this point a. gentleman who had been associated yesterday with Isaac M. Miller, McNeal’e counsel In the trial of the case, stepped up to Mc Ncal and said, "Don’t be talking about those things now. Wait until} the proper lime comes." McNeal followed the advice of hi:, counsel and walked away with him. ! Real ICMatc Ileal. The suit arose out of a reRl estate I transaction whereby property in the ! Communipaw section of Jersey City j belonging to the Neptune, Mildew and Waterproofing Company was sold to the Central Railroad of New Jersey for $5,000. A mortgage of $1,000, un paid taxes and other loins against the property brought the net proceeds of the sale down to $2,995.42. This was In March, 1913, at which time Frank W. McNeal, the plaintiff, was in Panama. He returned from Panama on April 2,' 1913, and on the same day claims he heard of the sale of the property. On the following day McNeal, alleging, that lie was secre jtary and treasurer of the Neptune company, called on Judge Martin at his chambers in the Court House it> Newark and demanded the check for $2,995.42 given in payment for the land. Judge Martin declined to turn over the check, stating that McNeal was not the secretary and treasurer of the company, hut that Maxwell Wagner, a law clerk in Judge Martin’s New York office, 45 Cedar street, held those offices. Back of this demand of McNeal's lies a tangled history of the Neptune Mildew and Waterproofing Company, all of which was threshed out before Justice Donnelly today. The latter intimated several times that he was on the verge of throwing the matter out of court owing to the doubtful legal status of McNeal’s claim, and plainly said in submitting the ca66 tp the Jury that the only reason he did so was the fact that McNeal in his testimony had stated that Judge Mar tin, on or about April 5. 1913, had of fered to give McNeal $1,000 to settle the claim. This allegation was emphatically denied by Judge Martin, but Justice Donnelly ruled that the allegation and denial were matters of fact for the Jury to determine wherein the truth laid. The jury was oi^t only half an hour before returning its sealed ver dict, and it was the general opinion of those who had heard the evidence in the case that the jury had followed the plain charge of the justice and that when the verdict was opened to morrow morning it would be found to be a verdict in favor of the defend ant, Judge Martin. McNeal was the only witness called for the plaintiff, and he told in detail the history of the Neptune Company. It was very apparent that he was bitter toward Judge Martin and also toward Rudolph Puhiman, president of the Neptune Company and former bosom friend of McNeal. McNeal was a hard witness to handle and insisted on answering questions in his own manner, all his answers tending to show an animus against the two men, Martin and Pullman. The Neptune company was organ ized in 1899, he said, at which time Mrs. Rudolph Puhiman. a brother of Mrs. Puhiman, John Walney, and Lindon S. McNeal, a brother of the plaintiff, were the incorporators. The capital stock of the company con sisted of 200 shares of which Mrs. Puhiman held ninety-nine. Walney one and Lindon S. McNea! 100. Mrs. Puhiman was elected president of the company and McNeal secretary and treasurer, with Rudolph Puhiman as general manager. Later Mrs. Puhiman died, but no change was made in the office of president. In 1902 the company got into financial, difficulties and Frank W. McNeal, who had furnished the money for his brother to go into the company, alleges he took over the in terest of his brother and was elected secretary and treasurer of the com pany. After his election lie caused to be issued to himself new stock to take the place of that held by his brother, who had retired. This new stock was signed by Ru dolph Puhiman, as president, and F. W. McNeal, as secretary and treas urer. Mr. Puhiman admitted on the witness stand yesterday that he was not the president of the company at the timo he signed the stock certifi cate, but did so acting as executor and trustee of his wife’s estate. It is on this stock that McNeal \ now bases his claim that lie is the | secretary and treasurer of the com pany and owner of one-half of the company’s stock. On the basis of such ownership he alleges he Is en titled to one-half of the $2,995.42 paid by the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, for the Communipaw land, and it Is this same one-half, or $1,49*71, that he claims Judge Mar tin, by withholding from him, has committed conversion of the property. New Sunday Train to Kcanaburg. Atlantic Highlands, Highlands and Sea shore Branch points will leave Broad Street Station, May 10, 17 and 24, at 10:17 a m.; returning, will arrive 6:44 p. m.— AOt. _I DOCK SCENE AT VERA CRUZ AS U. S. TROOPS DISEMBARKED | The picture above shown a portion of the Fifth Army Brigade disembarking from the transport Kilpatrick. WEDDING PRESENTS KEEP COMING TO WHITE HOUSE Valuable Gifts Deluge Bride of Secretary McAdoo—Gold Bracelet Studded With Diamonds from Senate—Ladies of Official Family Send Samples of Their Handiwork. WASHINGTON, May 7.—The wed ding presents received by Miss Klea nor Randolph Wilson, daughter of the President, on her marriage today to Secretary McAdoo, besides being numerous and valuable, have the added quality of being, in nlany in stances, of a personal and domestic nature, signifying the interest taken in the home life; of the new cabinet cou pie. The bridegroom, Secretary McAdoo, in addition to the splendid string of diamonds which his bride will wear at the wedding, is also reported to have, given her the opal brooch, sur rounded by a string of large dia monds, which she has worn fre quently of late, and a wrist bracelet, in which a tiny watch is bordered w th diamonds. The engagement ring is said to have been a large diamond solitaire and another ring from Mr. McAdoo was an opal, sur rounded by diamonds. The opal Is a birth stone for both the bride and bridegroom, as their birthday anni versaries occur in October. The gift of the President and Mrs. Wilson has not been made known, but it is understood to be something simTar to the gift they made the first bride of the family—a set of furni ture for the bride to use in her new home. The cabinet members and their wives united in a gift to Miss Wilson and Mr. McAdoo, following a histori cal precedent established at the Cleveland-Folsom wedding. Their present was a set of silver dinner plates and a silver platter. It was '«• , Hb ■ S isent the bride-tu-be early in the week, and has been a source of admiration for its massive elegance. The Vice-President, and Mrs. Mar shall were not in this city at the Sayre-Wilson wedding, for which Mrs. Marshall spent part of her hist sum mer’s leisure in making by hand dainty things to give the bride. Several of the cabinet women have j also sent the bride pieces of their | handiwork in linen, lace and embroid- | ery for personal and household use. j Postmaster-Genera 1 and Mrs. Bur-1 leson are also represented in the col- ! lection of presents by an opal laval- j liere. The centre stone has small pearls around it and the ornament is on a fine gold chain, studded here and there with tiny pearls. The Senate’s present wfae a. gold bracelet, studded with diamonds, and it has the added importance of hav ing been chosen from among other pieces of jewelry suggested to Miss Wilson. The Senate committee in charge of the gift, consisted of Sena tors Martine, of New' Jersey, chair man, and Saulsbury, of Delaware; Townsend, of Michigan, and Over man, of North Carolina. The wives of the Senators made the selection. The gift from the House of Repre sentatives was selected by a small committee, headed by Representative James R. Mann. It cons sts of a sil ver tea service, a large tray, with kettle and stand, teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl, cream pitcher, waste bowl and a pair of silver candelabra. There were many other presents of a personal nature from the large circles of relatives and friends. LAW ATTACKED IN Question to Come Before State Convention—Uzal H. Mc Carter Defends Law. Unless all signs fail there will be a lively debate on the question of branch banking, when the New Jersey Bankers’ Association takes up the matter at Its annual convention in Atlantic City tomorrow and Satur day. In the last day or two circulars attacking the system have been sent (o the bankers of the State by the Monmouth County Bankers’ Associa tion, and while little, if any, opposi tion to the exisUng law has developed In other parts of the State, it is pre dicted that the whole question will be thrashed out at the convention. Under the present law trust com panies are permitted, under certain conditions, to establish branches in counties where the parent corpora tions have their main offices. At the last session of the Legislature there was Introduced a bill which, with definite restrictions, authorized trust companies to operate branches out side of their home counties. These t ills are both assailed in the circular letter that has been sent out by the Monmouth County Bankers’ Associa tion, which is to all intents and pur poses a branch of the State organiza tion. That fact in itself Is apt to give rise to some sharp talk at the conven tion for the reason that the South Jer iContluued »n .*•*• l„ Celaaaa S.) Federal Disarmament Order Obeyed—Union to Turn Over Ammunition Consignment. Imperial to the Evening Star.) TRINIDAD. Col.. May 7.—Three hundred rifles and three machine ] guns, constituting the first instal-' ment of the weapons with which mine guards in southern Colorado have been armed during the long coal strike, were turned over to United States troops here today in accord ance with the disarmament order of Secretary of War Garrison. The re mainder of the guards' weapons will be surrendered by tonight. The authorities are disposed to give the strikers all reasonable time to give up their arms. Major W. A. Holbrook, representing Colonel James Lockett, in his addresses to the strik ers at the various camps yesterday and today, explained the power of the United States government and said the President's orders must be obey ed. He urged miners who had buried rities in the hills to recover and sur render them at once. Holbrook was received with cheers everywhere, the strikers showing the most friendli ness. Sixty strikers’ rities and re volvers were turned over to the troops at Walsenburg today. William Diamond, strike leader, said 300 rities and 20,000 rounds of ammu nition, now under consignment to the union from New York, would be turned over to the military’ authori ties on arrival. These are the only weapons the union controls, he said, the others being the individual prop-1 erty of strikers. _ . HUERTA GOVT TO FALL IN TWO WEEKS, SAY REFUGEES With Arrival of Mexicans and Europeans from the Capital - Stories of Waning Power of Dictator Are Pour ing Into Vera Cruz. I-.. HI Mfl.I.IAM G. SHWABD [olffd frew Correspondent. VERA CRtTZ, Mexico, May 7—The dis.ntegration of the Huerta govern ment within two weeks was prophe sied by foreigners from Mexico City here today. With the constant arrival of Mexi cans and Europeans from the capital, stories of the waning power of the dictator are pouring into Vera Cruz. One prominent refugee said. "We believe that the U, ited States will tet knee-deep into mediation only to discover suddenly that Huerta has lost the power to bargain for Mexico and another man is in the president's seat." The government officials are be coming lax, according to persons ar ri ing from the cap tal. The police are showing signs of insubordination. They are not arresting criminals and I saloons are not obeying the vhjsini laws. The entire government is show, ing signs of growing inefficiency, thesf people from the capital declare. ant] the long expected crumbling of the power of the dictator is believed to be close at hand. Reports from Tampico today de clare that British Consul WHson. who has been insisting thal all American* leave that port, has finally succeeded in practically clearing the city. There are only two Americans left there. They are both oil men. The rebels attacking the city fired on a barge in the Panueo river, kill ing one Mexican and wounding seven, it was learned here. The barge wat flying the Dutch flag The rebels and Federate are now en gaging in daily battles. All oil wrells have so far escaped serious damage in the recent fighting, but are in con stant danger. CLUB WOMEN OF NEW JERSEY IN SHORE SESSION 500 Delegates Open Three-Day Convention and Hear Pres ident’s Report. CSpecial to tbe Evening Star.] ASBURY PARK, May 7.—Home eugenics, industries and child labor, mental hygiene and other subjects connected with the activities of wom en throughout the State, with a pos sible reference to woman’s suffrage, will be discussed at the twentieth annual meeting of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs, which opened at the First Baptist Church here, this afternoon. The sessions will last until Saturday and is being attended by bet ween four and five hundred delegates from so cial, economic and industrial organ izations throughout New Jersey. The session was opened this after noon with an opening song by Mrs. Alice Parry Truseott. Rev. W. A. Atchley, D. D., rendered an invoca tion. Mayor William A. Berry and Mrs. R. A. Trusting, president of the Woman’s Club, of this place, wel comed the delegates. Mrs. William T. Ropes, president of the Federa tion. made the response. The business session will be opened with a report of the program com mittee, made by Mrs. Frederick D. Greene. This will be followed by re ports of the officers, to include the recording secretary, Mrs. Philhower; the corresponding secretary. Mrs. H. M. Edwards; the treasurer. Mrs. Brice; the treasurer of the endow ment fund, Mrs. Frances Acton; the auditor, Mrs. John V. Cowling, and the State secretary to the general federation. Mrs. Shoemaker. In responding to the welcome Mrs. Ropes made her first annual report. She said In part: “Your president makes this, her first annual report, with the same spirit, of optimism and hope in which she assumed the office. This report contains in the shortest form the things which have been attended to in the regular routine and special duties. “The president has appointed with the confirmation of the board of di rectors the chairmen of three depart ments, conservation, industries and child labor and home economics. EXPECT TO FILE BECKER JURY BY END OF THE DAY Bourke Cockran Not in Court as Examination of Panel Is Resumed. ISpectal to the Evening Mm. | NEW YORK. May 7 —That a jury to try former Police Lieutenant Charles Becker for plotting the mur der of Gambler Herman Rosentha would be completed today was th« general expectation when the cast was resumed this morning In Supremi Justice Seabury's court. The speec with which five jurors were choser yesterday was in strong contrast t( the slowness of the first Becker trial when only one juror was accepted or the opening day. With Becker, still calm and appa rently confident In the prisoner’s box and his wife, eagerly attentive, s.t ting near, examination of a new pane of 100 talesmen was begun today while the five who were chosen sa in the jury box waiting the comple tion of their number. The Becker jurors chosen thue fai are: The Becker Murder Jury. No. I_F. M. MEREDITH BLADtiEN foreman, bond saJe-man. twenty-right unmarried. No. S—WILLIAM B. DALTON, advev titling manager, thirty-five, married. No. 3—JAME> M. FAC8T. real retat broker, twenty-nine, unmarried. No. t—THOMAS W. EDWARDS, cliein 1st. thirty, unmarried. No. 5—EDWARD E. VAN EMAN, no oo enpatlon, thirty-six. widower. Despite statements that he wai through with the Becker case am that It was "not a trial, but -an as sassination." W. Hourke Cockrar was in his place again today amonf Becker's counsel. Cockran was stil angered because of his failure t( haye District Attorney- Charles S Whitman adjudged in contempt o: court, but there was believed to hi no doubt that ha would remain it the case for Becker, firing the ora torical shells of the defense, whili Martin T. Manton as principal coun sel, conducts the examination of tnos of the witnesses. Another big crowd was on hanc when court opened today, but as ot the first day, few obtained admit tance to the court room, suuads o: police being on guard at all doon of Ingress to prevent disorder fron the East Side characters who goughl admission to the room where th« once caar of the Tenderloin la fight ing for hi* Ufa. „ IMPORTANT VICTORIES FOR REBELS Capture of Eatire Federal Garrison at Acaponeta Is Confirmed—Much Ammunition Is Seized. REPORTS OF SUCCESSES SHOW CARRANZA ATTITUDE M ashington Officials See in On* ward Sweep of Constitution alists Physical Condition* I Which May Considerably | Modify Range of Mediation. WASHINGTON. May 7 Carranza* attitude toward mediation, which, temporarily, at least, has eliminate®, the Constitutionalist chief from gen eral negotiations aimed at settlement of Mexico's ills, was declared to havn been revealed today by his official report of a vigorour rebel militant , oampjaign marked siguifleent victo ries. His declination to submit hi* i country's interna! troubles to pre j llminaries ..f mediation as based 1* ! part, at Cast. on rebel successes in a ! sweeping southward movement, 1 'on I stlttitionalist representatives said her* | today. (• Confirmation of the capture of th* I entire Federal garrison at A capo no a, I Tepic. by the Constitutionalists’ forces reached ttie stale department today in a report from Consular Agent W, ! Keyes, at Rosario. Three thousand six hundred Fed* ' orals at Penazeos, near San Ltti* j Potosi, have been defeated by tha | rebels. with the rapture of I SO* I prisoners and quantities of arms and ammunition. Field guns, artillery and ammuni tion have been captured from fleeingr column that evacuated Monterey. ^ The Carranga report did not outgf line to what extent his forces wer* opposed In many quarters here thaM. was interpreted as indicating tliaf the reiyels encountered little resistM ance. No casualties on either sidA were mentioned The vanguard of the Constitution!? alist forces at Durango and Torrexup lias started on its march to itegitt th* campaign for the capture of baltilh) and Zacatecas, according to a report ! received at the.state dep*rtmen! to* i day from Consul llamm at Durango^ I After receipt of the chiefs repot* I Mislst-r ZulHirati was emphatic in a forecast that within th enext monti* the rebel armies would be investing Huerta's capital. Villa's victorious Torreon veterans were yet to taka* part in the new movement. It wasT believed that flic rebel military < bief would strike next at Saltillo, wlerg. Federal troops remained, and in the event of a victory there that lie would hurl his forces at Tampico. Capture of that city would give the Constitutionalists a port of entry un. affected by any limited embargo on importation of arms now enforce® along the Rio Grande. tO.Wkt Rebel- in Field. Minister Zubaran today estimate® that more than 40.000 rebel troops were now in the field. Villa, he said, had 14,000 soldiers in north central Mexico: Gonzales. 15,000 men threat ening Tampico, and Obregon. 15,060 troops operat ng on the west eoastc The rebel minister's outline of tha. disposition of 1 'arranza's forces wag aimed at dissipation of the generat idea in the United States that rebel armv consisted mainly of Vil.a'* forces in Chihuahua. He asserted, that Zapata's rebels were co-operat ing with the Constitutionalists south of Mexico City. With Carranza definitely eliminated front mediation negotiations which formally are to be launched at Niagara Falls. Canada, on May IS, the reports of rebel victories over-. Shadowed all other developments la. the Mexican crisis today. The report* came as a surprise to many observers, because it was believed the rebel's next move would he aimed, at Saltillo. News of a sweeping vic tory far south of that point waa taken to indicate the rebels had silently moved and fought first, and reported afterward. General belie® was expressed that Carranza hope® to continue the campaign until th* three powerful forces converged to hammer simultaneously at the gate* of Mexico City. To what extent Huerta would be able to combat :h* proposed advance, and wha; posaibl* effect it might have on mediation proceedings between the United States and the Mexican Federal*, wa* widely discussed here today. O’SHAUGHNESSY Conference Is Brief, However* Charge Loses Baggage on Way to Washington. WASHINGTON. ' May 7.—Nolso* 1 ; O'Shaughnessy. charge of the Anterior j can embassy' at Mexico City untif I'nited States troops seized Vera. ■ ! Cruz, arrived in Washington early ., today. With his family he was driven ; immediately to a hotel and planned. , I to confer with Secretary Bryan later. Misfortune followed Mr. O’Shatlgh nessy even to the seat of his homy government. Having lost most of-W** personal possessions when Mexican* looted his trunks outside of Vera < 'rug v after his departure from Mexico Crty.S the American charge lost more of hi* personal belongings en route 'roraSf ■ New Orleans to Washington. Bag^fc [ gage which had been checked could?;’ i not be located when Mr. 1 t'bhaugh^s nessy arrived here, but he expects will be traced. In consequence of his series of tuck. Mr O'Shaughnessy's ■ i,Continue* ** r*c ».