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United States Hospital
. Ship Placed at Disposal
of Tampico Officials.
Federals Driven From City by
Rebels After a Battle Cost
ly to Both Sides.
Tv-.OiiTirton. P. C May 14. Further
confirmation cf the fall of Tampico in- j
" ""ai!
Mayo, transmitted through Admiral!
Badger. The report says the -Mexican
jl mrhnlt Vera ("rui still was
op the river at the railway bridge.
Mao farther reported that the federal
troops blew up the barracks before re
tiring from the city. By 4 yesterday
afternoon firing practically had ceased.
Secretary Danielt has given Mayo
fall power to send American warships
back up Panaco river to Tampico if In
bis judgment conditions warrant.
One reason fcr sendicc the Amerl
an ships back into the Panuco river
,a3 because of the hirriiane season.
whirh i settinc in on the coast. This
makes it hazardous, particularly
for i
gxall boat in the torpedo flotilla, and
belter il! be afforded rn the river.
CaptaiLS of the federal gunboats
Braro and Zaragoza, which came down
Panaco river from Tampico yesterday
ffiernoon, have a.sked Mayo for an in
terview. He will receive them on
board the Connecticut.
Rough weather prevented the inter-
fia x rirh f u!14 tit
have had
yesterday aboard the Connecticut
with captains of the Mexican un-
lota Tha iniArvifw aaR nnstnnnd
antil this nrorainr- Accordthg tO"Tat(r J
rght ever t&lng n Tampico was "fair
'f quiet."
Not to Land Soldiers.
Daniels explained that Mayo would
.. 1 I ... ... Tnmtsr ovxint
ill quo ui trKt ruin gcui j , " imwu c - .
ipeclflc orders from the department' Mrs. Close, it Is generally under
He explained that he probably would stood, has received an income of J-.v
place his hospital ships at the disposal i.ooo a jear from her father for soma
of the authorities at Tampico to care ! time, which is indicative of what he
for the wounded. r gardless of their would do for her. Several millions
aflegiaace. probably will fall to her share in the
With the transfer of Tampico from ! estate, as well as additional niJU'ons
the federals to the rebels. President! to her two children, both girls, or
Wilson now feels it will be possible ' whom "Grandpa" Post was very fond,
for the oil interests 6f the Tampico The attitude of the will toward Mr
district to be protected. Villa and Car-; and -Mrs. Kollin Post, aged parents of
rania having notified the American I the deceased manufacturer, is Proble
gorernment of their w illingness to matical. but as he wote a check
tare expert civilians return to the for $50,000 for them shortly before he
fields and take charge of the flowing took his life, many believe that he in
rells. tended this to represent what he
Practicallv all men who were operat- would have them receive,
ing American oil properties as well as There are two brothers. Carroll I. .
German and English properties were of Battle Creek, and Orrie, o o.
a. v... it, onH wrrh TpiaB. and they will, oi
tonstitutionalists. It is now believed
ttat all oil operators will be able to
return and protect their properties
against fire and other losses.
United States Protects Federals.
Vera Cruz. Mexico, May 14. Three
American gunboats crowded with fed
eral soldiers who escaped from Tampi
w yesterday rode the anchors today
nder tbe protecting guns of admiral
Mayo's squadron. It ia probable that
among the federal officers on the Mex
ican warships is the comamnder whose
refuial to comply with Mayo'a d
feand for a salute to the stars and
tripes Americans precipitated the oc
oipation of Vera Crua. With the fall
Tampico the constitutionalists now
ontrol more than half of Mexico. Ob
"er have expressed the opinion
ttat the taking of Tampico by the
wnsUtutionalists forms one of the
tiotlng scenes of the dictatorship of
Huerta. They believe his downfall Is
question only of weeks, perhaps days
alle. some give blm only a. few hours
wore his control of the capital wm
ft rwlt in possible riot or bloodshed.
-c uuinn vuias guns win
Pandering In the suburbs of the capi-
and that Huerta will be fleeing
fth the remnant of his army to Pu
bla to make his last stand.
Hemmed On All Sides.
Hneru Is hemmed In by constitu
0caliat on the north, Zapata rervola
"onallsU on the north, Zapata, revolu-
brothers on the south, while his
x important seaport is in tbe bands
Americans and United States ships
Jtrol both coasts to see no arms or
muflition reach bis harried forces.
In Mexico City itself revolt against
Huerta's rule is thing coming soon.
CooaUtutionalist agents work openly
ith hand bills, while their orators
"flame the citizens agaiit the dicta-tor-
Huerta is believed to be In con
,lnt danger of assassination, while
dty Is liable at any moment to an
"tbreak of anarchy. TbI is conflrm
tT refugee.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
and Vicinity..
Fair tonight and Friday, not much
change in temperature, probably frost
tonight in the lowlands. Moderate
winds, mostly northerly.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 60. High
est yesterday, 63. Lowest last night.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles
per hour.
Precipitation, none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 39; at
7 a. nv, 69.
Stage of water, 8.3, a rise of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mars. Venus, Saturn.
Morning stars: Mercury, Jupiter. Con
stellation Auriga, in the northwest, is
distinguishable by the first magnitude
star Capella. crenrov white on th pt.
ern rim of the Milky way, about 8:20
p. m.
wm to Be Read Next Week in
Washington, Chief of His
Counsel Announces.
Battle Creek. Mich., May 14. Not
until nest week will it be known how
the vast fortune of Charles W. Post,
estimated anywhere from $50,000,000
to $100,000,000, will be distributed. As
Washington. li. C, was the legal resi
dence of Mr. Post, the reading of the
will will take place there, and the
relatives now gathering here for the
funeral Friday will not reach 7ash-
intrtnn hfnro Kiinrlav ThU Is the eist
of an authoritative statement made by
Attorney A. B. Williams, chief of Mr.
Post's counsel.
It seems to be the general iirpres
sion here that Mr. Post, either at the
time of his second marriage (to Miss
Leila Young, his stenographer) or soon
afterward made a settlement on his
bride by which she waived her .dower
rights. It is known that clauses men-
.1 : t Tynt.'a u'Olvlncr thdsf)
i I 11 ill ill 11 .tils. Airsio r .
rights are in numerous papers whicii
have been read -by attorneys B ere at
rmo time or another. Attorney Wil-
Karri,' libvyiver.
would neitner amrm
nnr rienv this fact.
If Mrs. Post is thus provided for. it
is safe to say that the only daughter
of Mr. Post, Mrs. Marjorie Post Close,
,xifo nf F.lward B. Close of New York
City and Greenwich, Conn., will be the
largest individual legatee.
course, be handsomely rememberoa.
Carroll L. is vice cnairmau oi
ber of C. W. Post's industrial institu
tions, including the big rostum Cereal
plant, the Central National bank. Po.?t
Theater company, etc.
Former New Haven Chief Not
Particular So That Desired
Ends Are Attained.
Washington. V. C. May l--1
of the financial methods of the New
Haven railroad In the acquisition of
subsidiaries, particularly the New
York Westchester & Boston, were
disclosed today to the commerce com
mission by former President Mellen i or
the New Haven, He told of negotiations
with former Vollce Inspector Byrnes
of New York for the exchange of 8.000
New Haven shares for 24.000 shares of
Westchester stock because he thought
Byrnes had Influence with the people
it was necessary to reach.- Mellen
bluntly said he would hare been will
ing to deal with the "devil or anybody
else" In the transaction.
New York. May 14. John Burke,
former manager of the commissary
department la the Panama canal zone,
was Indicted today by the federal
grand Jury for conspiracy to defraud
and other offenses. He was diainissed
from the government service some
time ago.
State and City Officials
Join in Tribute to Sam
my Meisenberg.
Similar Ceremonies Held in
Pennsylvania, Massachu
setts, Vermont, Etc.
Nine of the American seamen whose
lives were ended by Mexican bullets
In the occunation of Vera Cruz were
buried today. They were Samuel Meis
enberg, Chicago: Francis Delowry,
Pittsburgh; Daniel Haggerty, Cam
bridge, Mass.; Walter Watson, East
ham, Mass., and Rufus Percy. High
gate, Vt.. and Frank Devoracek. Blakes
burg, Iowa.
Hundreds of sailors and soldiers
with bands headed the Meisenberg
cortege, while Governor Dunne, Sena
tors Lewis and Sherman, Mayor Har
rison, scores of fraternal organizations
and hundreds of citizens and public
officials marched in the procession.
Ten thousand men, women and chil
dren packed sidewalks, roofs and win
dows of buildings on est side streets
through which the Meisenberg fu
neral passed. ,
The crowd around the synagogue
where the Meisenberg procession
I formed numbered thousands. Con
spicuous among the flowers was a
wreath from President Wilson.
At Pittsburgh business was suspend
ed until 11. Uncovered thousands
lined the streets as the funeral of De
lowry. escorted by national guard,
r.n.l,y,a linnnrpil ITaeeertV with a
v.ui i.i r. v ' - " - ,
military ceremony in whW44tonwtiy
participated. j-.
A company naval militia gave only
a touch of official display to the serv
ice at Eastham. where the men. wom
en and- children who live beside the
sea gathered to pay tribute to Wat
son. Farmers of -the rugged north country
honored Percy at Ilighgate. The na
tional guard and veterans of the civil
and Spanish-American war escorted
the body on its last journey.
At Blakesburg. Iowa, townspeople
Joined the family of Frank Devoracek
in ceremonies, an important part of
which was taken by the Navy club of
-. 1 - onmnanv nf national
Jes .uumca aim o i- j ,
guard. Congressman Kirkpatrick ae-
livered the eulogy.
xfhiio nid tribute to the memory
of Esau Froleichstein. Governor O Nell
and staff accompanied the body to the,
Georgia S ll year ,
Summerline, was buried at Villacho-
.... i - i
Georgia's 17 year mariner, jiuaoipn
chee. Ca, with military honors.
Boswell Buried at Coulterville.
Coulterville. 111.. May 14 Louis Bos
well. one of the Americans Kinea ai
Vera Cruz, was buried today after fu
neral services in a park attended by
thousands. There was no naval or
military escort, but a brother, Francis
Boswell. recently discharged from the
navy after five years' service, dressed
himself in his uniform and stood at the
foot of the coffin and received all who
called at the home. There was a
wreath from President Wilson.
Many Injured at Marines Bier.
Cambridge. Mass.. May 14. Scene
of disorder last night attended the ef
fort of thousands to view the body of
Corporal Daniel A. Haggerty, one of
the first to fall at Vera Cruz.
An immense crowd had gathered
about the militia armory, where the
body lay In state, and as only 12 offi
cers had ben furnished for police duty
the result was confusion as the throng
pressed forward to the doors, Intent
on paying a tribute of respect to the
memory of the hero.
Women, children, and men were
knocked down and trampled upon.
Many fainted and were taken into the
armory. There w ere so -many that a
sick bay was established, and this was
found Inadequate. Soon nearly every
room contained some who had been
hurt or overcome.
A hurry call was sent for police and
for docfors. The latter worked for
several hours over the numerous pa
tients. The 20 additional police who
responded proved insufficient and
militia officers organized a provisional
company, the members of which were
sent out armed with rifles to keep the
crowd In check.
They were kept on guard until a late
hour, although the crowd thinned out
U Uie night went on.
Seaman Dies on Way Home.
New York. May 14. The hospital
ship Solace docked with 101 patients
from Vera Cruz. There are 31 wound
ed and the remainder are suffering
with disease contracted In Mexico.
Colonel Roosevelt has been accused by English geographers as not having discovered a
new river in South America. j
Dirbuque, Iowa. May 14. Mrs. Dor
cas Brazzell was today sentenced to 20
years in the state reformatory for the
murder of her husband, who was a
street car man.
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- -
Many" of the latter are convalescent
and will be sent back to Mexico. Hun
ter Dobson. a seaman on the battle-
I ship Wyoming, died of apendicitis 'on
the voyage up.
Blaze in Paint Shop of Eock Is
land Plow Company Is
Promptly Squelched.
A serious Are was averted by the
sprlnkier sy8tem at the Rock Island
romDanv D,ant at 2:10 this af-
ternoon, when a can of benzine ex-
pioded on the third floor of the paint
i an 1, n AmnlnvAs linri illKt:
shop. One of the employes had just
drawn a can of the oil at the large
tank and after walking several yards
set it down. From some unaccounta
ble cause the can exploded. The burn
ing fluid was thrown in every direction
and the flames crept along the wall to
the ventilators in the ceiling and onto
the roof.
The sprinkler system soon started
working from the heat however, and
quickly extinguished the fire. The
blaze on the roof was put out with a
small ho6e which is pirt of the com
pany's euipment. The damage may
amount to several hundred dollars as
the water poured through the first and
second floors below, damaging some of
tbe tools. Some plow beams near the
fire were badly scorched.
Knox Wins Spelling Match.
Galesburg. 111.. May 4. Knox col
lege won the spelling match with
Lombard college last night.
Columbia Wins In Twelfth.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 14. A base
on balls, two errors, a sacrifice, and
two hits in the twelfth inning gave Co
lumbia three runs and the game
o trainer Pennsvlvania. 8 to 5. Penn-
svlvania made five runs and tied the
score In the ninth inning by bunched
hits, an error, and two bases on balls.
Bishop Cranston Requests
Prayers in All Churches in
Land Next Sunday.
Washington, D. C, May 14. Prayers
for the success of the mediators com
posing the Mexican situation have
been requested in all Methodist church
es Sunday. May 1". by Earl CranBton,
senior bhshop vt the church.
Lawyer Tries to Prove Accuser
of Ex-Policeman Caused
Rosenthal's Murder.
New York, May 14. The real de
fense of Charles Becker, the story re
lied upon to save him from a second
conviction, ran through th.e cross ex
amination of Jack Rose yesterday as a
brook wanders through a forest, some
times revealed, sometimes concealed.
It was lost sight of now and then in
an underbrush, whole thickets of
words, but in open spaces it was as
clear as sunlight.
That defense which Attorney Man
ton labored for five hours to establish
from Rose's own statements and ad
missions, was that Rose is a vile creat
ure, who could not tell the truth to
save his life and who, therefore, can
not be believed when he accuses Beck
er of ordering the murder of Rosen
thal; that Rose himself caused the
murder of Rosenthal because Rosen
thal had spread the rumor that Rose
had framed Selig, the gang leader, and
nut Selle in neril or 14 years In Sing
Sing, gossip which would have caused
Seller's crunmen to shoot Rose If Rosen
thal had lived to spread such talk, and
that the interlocking stories of the
four informers. Rose, Webber, Vallon
and Schepps, was a mass of perjury
pnn nocted In the west side prison in
weeks of communication provided by
the district attorney himself.
TCnnft can sav if Mr. Manton failed
or succeeded except the 12 men who
must decide Becker s guilt or inno
cence. Becker's lawver is confident that he
guided the eyes of the jurors to the
puzzle picture in Rose's testimony, the
nlrtnre of Rose's emilt hidden in the
maze of accusations against Becker.
Mr. Whitman is equally confident
that Rose's testimony about every es
sential point of Becker's connection
with the murder was unshaken, and
that Mr. Manton was able to get be
fore the lurv onlv such things as the
prosecution would have conceded, that
Rose was a gambler, a perjurer, a
blackmailer, and a murderer. Had he
not been all of these things. Whitman
says, Rose could not have done Beck
er's work.
It cannot be said that Rose faltered
or broke under Mr. Manton's attack. In
not dosena but scores of particulars
the cross examiner brought out vari
ances from the testimony in the former
trial, but Rose's reply was always
ready; he was giving the substance,
not the details of his former story.
Rose maintained his composure
even under Manton's merciless analy
sis nf his nant Ufa. Men nf leaa finrril-
hood than Rose would have collapsed
rrom sname. ttut mis extraordinary
Demon met Mr. Manlnn'n planre nnrl
without a blush or a grimace endured
the lawyers indictment, that he had
done about all of the bad things a man
could do.
Rose was alert, crafty, resourceful.
Pnr PTflmnla ha trwilr ArtiuntAarA nf A
slip by Mr. Manton and got into his
testimony, like a flash, the statement
that he had sent Sam Schepps to
Becker's house the night after the
murder. All of Manton's objections
and protests couldn't get that out of
the record.
Detroit, Mich.. May 14. The Wol
verine Limited on the Michigan Cen
tral, New York to Chicago, jumped the
track earlv today near Buxcon, Onta
rio.- - .
None of the passengers was injured
in the wreck near Buxton.
State Convention of Catholic
Society Comes to End at
Quincy Decatur Next. .
Quincy, 111., May 14. After selecting
Decatur as the next meeting place
this afternoon and electing officers,
the state convention of the Knights
of Columbus adjourned at 9:30 last
night. The following officers were
elected :
Deputy William H. Brown, Chica
go. Past deputy J. Le Roy Hackett,
Secretary Edward Houlihan, Chi
cago. Treasurer J. F. Keshner, Edwards
ville. Advocate W. D. Rose, Springfield.
Warden R...E. Davies, East St.
New York, May 14. When Miss Al
ice Brown of Logansport, Ind., came
down the gangplank of the steamship
Uranium yesterday her father, Joseph
Brown, a harness manufacturer, who
was at the Brooklyn pier to meet her,
was surprised to see her have in tow
a shabbily dressed young man with
long hair and large "specs."
Miss Brown had found 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 unromantic passage.
"Why Alice," Mr. Brown asked,
"who is this?"
"This is Willard Brown, papa, and
he is going to work in the harness
factory," was the reply of the young
woman, who spoke as one having au
thority. Then the manufacturer heard the
story of the stowaway, but reserved
Miss Brown, who had been studying
artin Munich, tired of Europe a few
weeks ago.
Stockholm, Sweden, May 14. King
Gustave has completely recovered from
an operation of ulceration of the
stomach, and today resumed tbe con
duct of affairs ot state.
Army of 25,000 Men to
Test Strength of Fed
eral Stronghold.
Suggests Commission to Super
vise Importation of Enough
to Finish Campaign.
Tampico, Mexico, May 14. Mobiliza
tion of rebel troops for the campaign
against Saltillo came to a close last
night when the last units left Torreon
accompanied" by Villa. This concen
tration has brought together 25,000
men to test the strength of the fed
eral stronghold. Villa exacted a prom,
ise from newspaper men that nothing
concerning the disposition of his
troops would be sent out at present.
Commenting on newspaper reports pur
porting to indicate President Wilson
and others would be glad to see the
rebels take Mexico City and end the
present unrest in Mexico, Villa said:
"To establish a constitutional gov
ernment throughout Mexico w-e need
more ammunition, and I am willing
that the United States supervise im
portation of it."
For a Limited Supply.
"How can we take Mexico City If
we have no ammunition?" Villa asked.
"After fighting at Saltillo our supply
will be depleted. Of course the Unit
ed States must keep in mind the pos
sibility that some one might provoke
war between the two countries. It
would be injudicious, under such con
-fdithwrs,- to TCTmirrurnrmiTed importa
tion of ammunition into the country
with which battles might have to be
fought. For that reason I am willing
to have a commission ascertain the
amount of ammunition we will need
until Mexico City is taken, with a view
to having the embargo lifted on the"
quantity we will require for that pur
pose. Ammunition admitted oy tne
commission into Mexico will not be
large enough to leave much, if any.
after our operations, for war with the
United States, which is the very last
thing I think possible." 1 ;
Rebels Drop Bombs.
Mazatlan, May 14. A rebel aero
plane dropped bombs into the federal
fortifications yesterday. The bombs
exploded directly within the federal
lines. The casualties were not report
ed in the city.
Washington, D. C, May 14. For the
first time in history water borne traf
fic is now passing through the Panama
canal, according to reports received
at the headquarters o f the Panama
railroad in New York, forwarded here
According to the Panama railroad
reports service actually began last
Saturday and steam barges. In tow.
are now passing through the canal.
Tremendous congestion in interoce-
anic commerce caused by suspension
of the Tehauntepec railway In south
ern Mexico incident to the rebellion.
ought about rather premature open
ing of the canal to the trad a Several
great freight liners recently appeared at
Colon and Panama offering cargoes for
transhipment overland far beyond the
capacity of the Panama railroad. Find
ing Colonel Goethals willing to assist
them by clearing an adequate chan
nels for barges, at least through the
Cucharacha slide, the company ob
tained a lot of barges that had been
used for harbor purposes at Colon and
Panama and established a service as
an overflow to assist tbe railroad la
meeting trade demands. Goethals has
not yet reported when the canal will
be opened to merchant shipping, but
it is understood the waterway is prac
tically finished and even now there is
sufficient channel through Culebra cut
for almost any warship or liner.
Married Fifty-Seven Year.
Belolt, Wis., May 14. Mr. and Mrs.
John Thompson celebrated their 67th
wedding anniversary here yesterday.
Mr. Thompson is m pioneer manufac
turer of this city.
Another Black Hand Victim.
Chicago, 11L, May 14. While pars
ing the mouth of an alley today Leon.
ardl France was shot and killed with
a sawed-off shot gun which the murder
er tossed into a garbage box and es.
caped. The police say It Is another
black band, .murder,

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