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Exclusive Wirc
Fought Mexicans in
"46; Wants to Again
Beard Unmoved as He
Recites Details of the
Bloody Tragedy.
Legislature of Colorado
Makes Further Appeal
to the President.
Niagara Falls Delegates
Are Officially Received
' at Washington.
Chiet of the 4,000
Red Cross Nurses
Widow of Lefty Louie Says
Eose Negotiated Deal; Saw
Blood Money Divided.
Dictator Promises United
States to Learn Fate of
Missing Orderly.
lr.fonr.ed That Refusal to Act
Would Have Been Consid
ered Hostile Stand.
Vshing:on. I. C May 10. Spanish
Anibas-ador Riano today received a
d spaich from the Mexican minister of
foreign affairs ta:ing that a vigorous
InveMiiration of lhe disappearance of
Orderly JamuM Parks would immedi
ately be made by the Huerta authori
ties. A note for Huerta declared that
ncie63 information as to the fate of
Parks immediately was given, tne
American government would consider
h an "unfriendly and hostile act,"
Washington. D. C. May 16. State
department awaited today a reply
from Huerta to an urgent inquiry made
by the Brazilian minister in Mexico
City, at the request of Secretary Bry
an, for information concerning the
whereabouts of Private Samuel Parks.
Spanish Ambassador Riano today re
ceived a dispatch from the Huerta
government promising an immediate
Bryan said he had received no proof
from the Brazilian envoy that Parks,
who went through the Mexican lines
in uniform, was executed, but It was
known that the minister as well as
General Funston had been told repeat
edly that Parks met summary execu
tion and that his body was mutilated
sad destroyed. Neither, however, had
been able to get the Mexican federal
commander's account of just
The war department officials assume
Tri3met-deatfi in the "manner un
officially reported. Bryan declined to
make public the text of representa
tions to Huerta, but said taey were
Further assurances have been receiv
ed from the Brazilian minister at Mex
ico City that Consul Silliman, who was
imprisoned at Saltillo. Is enroute to
Mexico City, but that his arrival is
Wing delayed by interrupted railroad
Tuxpam, on the east coast between
Vera Cruz and Tampico. is in the bands
of constitutionalists, according to a
report today from Consul Canada, at
Vera Cruz. , A parry of Spanish refu
gees wno arrived from Tuxpam in a
launch informed him that General
Aguilla's constitutionalists occupied
the city.
Federal Gunboat Sunk.
Admiral Mayo reported that the
Mexican federal gunboat Vera Cruz,
previously reported abandoned, was
sunk in Panuco riv-r at Tamos. Two
oil thips cleared from ' Tampico yes
terday, perfect order being main
tained. A dispawh from Admiral Howard
says that Guaymas. on the west coast
or Mexico, is likely to be evacuated
by the f-de-ra!3. Food in the town is
San Diego. Cal., May 10. A wireless
from the battleship California says the
Mazatian watT supply is still cut off
by beriming rebels and that the sick
les and death rats are increasing
lth alarming raj.iditv. An outbreak
1 feared.
Prepare for Saitillo Advance.
Hipolito, Mxico. May J f,. Villa's
rmy was astir early today. In prepara
tion for the advance against the fed
fat garrison at Saltillo. The men
ere cbfrrful and in excellent spirits.
Mr that "") re-ijels surprised and
routed -i""i federals near Paredon yes
terday r.ut the m'-ij in good humor.
Vitalizing the i-ffect of music on tha
Piriu of the men. Villa has e-ncour-ged
the organization of bands and
boruse. Th'so sing venues composed
br hemsrHes, eulogizing Villa. Car
ranza and their guns and horses.
Chicago, 111., May 16. Rehearing on
tt granting ol a new trial to Tvlet-
""oe, Houlihan and P.arnhard-. three of f
e labor leaders convicted at Indian-
"Polis In the dynamite conspiracy case.
a begun in the federal circuit court
appeals today. Former Federal D's
Wet At:orney Miller of Indiana, who
froseeuted the case, appeared again
I'-r the government.
Curfew Law for St. Louis.
St. Louis, Mo.. May 16 The curfew
wMrh requires all ehildren off
r'e street at 9 o'clock wjll be rigidly
'"forced, according to the police.
"eloj8 are not excepted.
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Jirig. Gen. Horatio G. Gibson.
Brigadier General Horatio G. Gib
son, U. S. A., retired, will soon be
S7 years of age, but he' wants more
active service and has offered his serv
ices to President Wilson in case war
conies again with Mexico. General
Gibson is the only graduate oT West
Point now on the army list who served
in the 1S46 war with Mexico.
That's Opinion of Master
Masons of Mexico, Who
Tells of Outrages.
St. Louis, Mo., May 16. American
intervention is the only solution of
the Mexican trouble, according: to
Wayne A. White, grand master of the
Masons of Mexico, who is attending
a conference of master Masons which
closed today.
"The Mexicans openly Insult our
citizens, but respect the flags of Great
Britain and Germany, White said.
"It's a wonder more of us did not
meet bodily, violence.. . jjn, .npTpral nr-
casjons during the most exciting days
a large number of Americans were
lined up to be shot, but were released
when the ministers of Brazil and
Great Britain intervened."
Washington, D. C, May 16. Widest
authority in the enforcement of laws
in the canal zone has been conferred
uoon Colonel Goethals by President
Wilson. Goethals has been empower
ed to grant pardons and reprieves for
offenses against the laws and regula
tions, to commute sentences and re
mit fines. He also may establish a
parole system.
He Escapes Provisions of New
Illinois Law, According to
Ruling of Board.
Freeport. IJ.. May 16. The farmer
does not come under the workmen's
compensation act. according to a de
cision of the state industrial board.
An arbitration committee bad award
ed Dr. James Toling 1200 for services
rendered Charles Crane, fatally Injured
by a traction engine, while in the em
ploy of Henry Brown, a farmer. The
board reversed the finding and de
clared a farmer Is not bound by the
rrovisio.ns of the compensation act.
American Seaman Alleged to
Have Mistaken Colors for
Those of Mexico.
Washington. D. C. May 16 The Italr
tan ambassador called on Secretary
Bryan today la regard to a reported in
suit to the Italian flag by two Ameri
can seamen at Philadelphia May 14.
The flag was displayed in front of a
barber shop at the time of the memor
ial exercises for the American Vera
Crux victims and it is thought a sea
man mistook it for a Mexican flag. The
flag was pulled down and trampled
upon. Bryan assured the ambassador,
if found guilty, the seaman probably
would be punished. The answer was
accepted as satisfactory. t
Bob Massey Beaten to Death
With Stake After Attacking
Boy Women Are Next.
Chicago, 111.. May 16. An 18-year-
old country boy, dressed In his "Sun-day-go-to-meetin'
suit, sat In an office
; at the detective bureau yesterday and
told how he had murdered two wo-
men and a man.
The boy is Harley Beard. He was
arrested at noon in the home of his
sister; Mrs. D. E. Day of 1331 West
Madison street. He confessed to the
murder, which occurred Wednesday,
near Gallipolis, Ohio. His victims
were Robert Massey, Mary Massey, a
sister, and their mother, Mrs. Nancy
Massey, for whom Beard worked as a
farm hand.
The prisoner is either 18 or 19 years
old he is not sure which. He told his
story with almost childish disregard
for pronunciation. It Is believed by
many of the detectives who questioned
him that his act was caused by a men
tal condition due to an injury to his
head, suffered six years ago.
As he drawled through the story of
his life and through the incidents
which led up to the tragedy his eyes
never faltered from his questioners
Occasionally he would raise his hand
to his head.
-What is the matter with your
head?" he was asked.
Hit by Falling Tree.
"Oh, I was hit by a falling tree about
six years yago. Sometimes the place
hurts," ha replied. Then, in answer
to .ues
i.. lift iil(U-hia atorj r.
My father waa a millwright and a
carpenter. He died on a Saturday af
ternoon in 1910 from sunstroke, and
most of us kids were sent to an or
phans home in Warren county, Ohio.
My mother had died when I was very
People used to come there and look
us over and choose a boy, and then we
were bound out to them.
"I worked around for a while, most
ly at farming, and sometimes I work
ed in a tobacco factory, but I liked
the farm best of all.
Works for Massey.
'"Well, finally I went to work for the
Masseys. I liked the place, even if
they did sass me.
"Last Monday Bob wanted to go to
town and I got up and hitched the
horse, and he said I could go back to
bed until it got light enough to do the
chores. I did. and when 1 was in bed
Bob's siser, Mary, came into my room
and began to talk to me.
"I told her to go out and she said a
lot of things, but finally went out. I
didn't like her very much, although
she had always been pretty decent to
Well, she told her mother that I
had invited her Into my room and talk,
ed to her.
Girl Telia Her Story.
"She just twisted it all around and
said I had said all the things that bhe
told me when she came in my room.
Nothing was said about it until Wed
nesday. Bob was nailing a board of
the fence near the gate and I was
driving the hogs through. He came
over to me and said:
" 'If I thought you had said that to
my sister I'd hit you with this hatchet
and cut your head off.'
"As he told me this he put the blunt
edge of the hatchet against my cheek
and then took it away and struck me
on the jaw with it I tried to tell him
just how it had happened and we got
to haggling. Then he started to strike
me in the face.
Hits Bob With Stake.
"There was a stake lying near the
fence and I made a jump for it. He
was still hitting me when I struck him
over the head with the stake. He fell
down and said:
""Oh! Oh! Oh!
"Then I hit him some more and he
lay still. I started into the house
when Mary came to the door and
grabbed my left arm.
Kills the Two Women.
"1 broke away, ran back and got the
stake and let her have it, too. The
old lady, Mrs. Massey, she came up. I
thought I might as well make a good
job of It. and I hit her, too. Then 1
changed my clothes and started away.
Mary and her ma was moaning. I
couldn't stand that, and so I went and
got a raaor that Sam Day gave me and
cut their throat.
Dispatches from GallioplU describ
ing the crime do not tally with liar
ley's story. The dispatches say Mary
Massey's hands were tied behind tier
back when her body was found and
that there were Indications she had
been the fln-t of the family to die.
Like a Bomb in Camp of Defense
Prosecution Offer More Evi
dence Against Accused.
New York, May 16. Before "Lefty
Louie" Rosenberg went to the electric
chair he made his young wife promise
to tell the truth about the murder of
Herman Rosenthal.
So she took the stand in her widow's
black yesterday in the trial of former
Police Lieutenant Charles Becker and
told the jury that the gunmen knew
they were working for Becker when
they shot down Rosenthal, and that
the saw them divide the pay for the
Martin Manton, chief counsel for the
defense, on cross-examination, did all
that any lawyer could to blunt the ef
fect of that story when he asked Mrs.
Rosenberg if she had not testified in
the trial of the gunmen that she had
not heard.a word of the talk between
her husband and Jack Rose at the
time Rose went to hire the gunmen,
but she turned her eyes on the fore
man of the Jury and spoke 10 words:.
"Well, I lied to save my husband at
that time."
Mrs. Rosenberg entered the court
room in the late afternoon. The first
impression one got of her was that she
Is an undeniably pretty woman. She
didn't weep. She found no use for the'
wisp of a handkerchief that she
showed in her black gloved hand. She
needed no supporting arm. Her voica
was clear and steady and her gaze
upon the jurymen was unfaltering.
Telia Story Implicating Becker.
Mrs. Rosenberg testifying under the
direct questioning of District Attorney
Whitman said:
"I was the wife of Louie Rosenberg
until April 13. when he was electro
cuted. . Jack Rose came to my house
many times. On one occasion, about a
week before the murder of Rosenthal,
he came in and saw the boys, Louie,
Harry Hornwitz, "Whltey" Lewis, and
"He said to my husband: "Becker
Is sore at Rosenthal, and he is sore at
you boys. too. He In also sore at Jack
tZcTTJChe best thing you fellows can
ao is tp sticK inside tne house. The
first time you poke your heads outside
the door he .will get yoir for carrying
Feared Frameup.
"Then my husband said: 'But we
don't carry any guns.' To that Rose re
plied: 'But he'll frame you up; he'll
put guns In your pockets.' 'Well.' said
said Louie, 'well do anything we can
for Becker,, but we don't want to be
framed. What can we do?' Then
Rose told Louie: 'You four fellows kill
Rosenthal for Becker and everything
will be all right.'
After the murder of Rosenthal the
four boys were in my apartments. I
saw them dividing a roll of money. I
think there was $1,000 in the roll."
Mrs. Rosenberg's testimony dis
counts the confession alleged to have
been made by "Dago Frank" Circoflcl,
just before the gunmen were electro
cuted. In the confession he was quot
ed as saying he never heard the name
of Becker mentioned in connection
with the murder plot.
Comes as Bomb to Becker.
It is difficult to picture the scene, as
"Lefty Louie's" widow dropped her
words into the utter silence of the
court room. Every man of the jury
bent toward her. Justice Seabury
missed no syllable of her story. Beck
er, from whatever emotion, it may
have been simple astonishment,
gripped bard the tab'e in front of him.
His lawyers, what time they were not
objecting, sat with sober faces.
Cornell Wins Track Meet.
Ithaca, N. Y.. May 16. Cornell won
the annual field track meet from the
University of Pennsylvania.
Southampton. Eng., May 16. The
famous yacht. Princess Alice, formerly
owned by the prince of Monaco and
used by him in his deep sea research
es, has been purchased by Lord In
verclyde, who will take a party of
friends on her to San Francisco for
the opening of the Panama-Pacific In
ternational exposition.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
and Vicinity..
Fair tonight and Sunday; slowly ris
ing temperature; moderate winds;
mostly southerly.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 50; highest
yesterday 65; lowest last night 47.
Precipitation In 24 hours none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 34; at
7 a. m. 40.
Stage of river 8.4; no change in 24
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Kvenliitf stnrs: Mars. Venux, Snturn
Mornlns st.-rs: Mercury. Jupiter. Con
stellntion Mrau spans the southern and
Moutheastern sUy. with the first mag
nitude clear white "tar. Sph:i. weli
tbuve lhe horizon about SJO i. in.
Senate Defeats Resolution Call
ing Upon Governor Am
nions to Resign.
Denver, Colo., May 16. The senate
defeated a resolution asking Governor
Amnions to resign.
The house and senate adopted the
report of the third conference commit
tee on the military bond issue bill. It
carries the emergency clause, which
guarantees its going into immediate
effect. The measure provides for a
million dollar bond issue to pay ex
penses of the state guard "which have
been and may be incurred."
The matter of determining whether
detectives and mine guards under the
pay of corporations who enlisted in
the militia shall also receive military
pay, is left to the board having charge
of the expenditures.
Late yesterday the joint session
adopted a memorial addressed to
President Wilson, requesting him to
intervene further in the strike situa
tion by such methods as he considers
best and asking that the troops be re
tained in the strike zone until a settle
ment of the trouble has been effected.
Strikers Shot Escaping.
Denver. Colo., May 16. The three
Ludlow strikers, killed on the night of
April 20, were shot while running from"
the military lines toward the burning
tent colony, directly in the line of fire
between the militia and strikers, ac
cording to the testimony of militia
men yesterday at the trial of Maj. Pat
rick J. Hamrockv- before the general
court martial. The strikers had been
taken prisoners, the witness said and
tried to escape when the soldiers
sought cover under fire.
The strikers again have refused to
offer any evidence at the court mar
tial. Bonds for Accused.
Denver, Colo., May 16. Announce
ment was made at district headquar
ters of the United Mine Workers here
late yesterday, that arrangements had
been made for $3,000 bond each for
the men charged with murder in first
degree in indictments returned by the
Boulder county grand jury and that
bonds aggregating $68,000 for 56 t.her
persons on charges of conspiracy to
murder and conspiracy to attempt to
murder had been arranged.
Strike Breakers Come.
Trinidad, Colo., May 16. Col. James
Lockett. commander of the federal
forces in this district of Colorado,
spent the day adjusting cases growing
out of the order barring imported min
ers. Eight men were allowed to work
at the Oakdale mine and 16. were
barred. At the Primero mine, one of
the five were permitted to work.
Colonel Lockett riled that men
who entered the strike district on
representations by employes of mining
companies are of the prohibited class.
Senator Walsh Recalls Position
Taken by Secretary at
Baltimore Convention.
Washington, D. C, May 16. The
statement that Secretary Bryan de
liberately approved the tolls exemption
plank in the democratic platform as
a member of the committee on resolu
tions which prepared the platform was
made in the senate today by Walsh of
Montana, secretary of the sub-committee.
Walsh declared that th open repud
iation of the solemn convenant by a
political party would cause all to recoil
from it with horror were it proposed
by any other than the president of tlx
United States.
"For myself its moral aspect as
sumes no different hue because he com
mends it," added the senator. As a
substitute for the repeal bill, WaUh
urged the adoption of former Presi
dent Taft's proposal to submit the con
troversy to the supreme court.
Help Pastor Sue Wife.
Salem. Oro.. May 16. In seeking a
divorce. Rev. H. E. Marshall has ob
tained the backing of the First Bap
tist congregation, of which he is pas
tor. Inhuman treatment was the
charge he brought against his wire.
The suit evoked criticisms and then
the congregation ' adopted a formal
resolution giving "unanimously our in
dorsement of his conduct."
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Miss Jane Delano.
Miss Jane Delano is the efficient
head of the four thousand Red Cross
trained nurses, some of whom have
already been ordered to Mexico. Miss
Delano serves without any pay and
her official title is "chairman of the
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ing service." She is a graduate of
Bellevue hospital. New York City, and
has many times exhibited the efficiency
of her corps in times of disaster. The
present nursing service is almost en
tirely due to her efforts.
Secretary of Agriculture Calls
Meeting at Washington
June 2, 3 and 4.
Washington. D. C. May 16. The
secretary of agriculture has issued a
call for a public conference of per
sons interested in the sheep and wool
industry, to be - held in Washington,
June 2, 3 and 4. Among the topics
suggested by the secretary for discus
sion are the manufacturing value of
American wools; the improvement of
farm and ranch methods of handling
wool; the possible adaptation of for
eign methods to American conditions;
the standardization of the' wool clip,
and the prevention of damage by dogs
and predatory animals.
The high quality of American wools,
when properly put up, is generally
recognized by our manufacturers, but
so little attention is paid to the care
of American wool at shearing time
that it usually sells for less than its
real value, and frequently suffers by
comparison with foreign wool. Such
practices as the indiscriminate sack
ing of wool regardless of kind or condi
tion, the use of improper twine, and
the use of insoluble paint for marking
sheep, cause really unnecessary ex
pense and Ioes In manufacturing,
which has been variously estimated at
from 5 to 20 per cent of the original
value of the wool, and for which the
producer must pay by being compelled
to accept a reduced price.
The damage done the sheep industry
by predatory animals in the western
range states, and by dogs in the farm
states, will be a very important sub
ject for discussion at the conference.
In some western states the number
of predatory animals appears to be
decreasing, but in others these pets
are increasing in spite of growing set
tlements, causing a loss of 10 per cent
of the sheep and lambs in some sec
tions. Dogs in farm states cause Ir
regular losses among flocks of sheep.
amounting in some cases to complete
extermination. There is no doubt that
the lack of control of dogs in farm
states is the principal hindrance to
the development of the sheep industry
in those regions, and a survey of this
situation recently made by the depart
ment or agriculture, indicates that if
there were proper control of dogs, the
sheep population of the farm states
could be doubled, without displacing
any otner animals on farms. The ef
feet of such an increase on the coun
try s meat supply would be pronounc
ed. as sheep in farm states are raised
principally as meat producers.
various agencies have been for
some time engaged in propaganda
work to effect an improvement In wool
handling and sheep husbandry, and
this conference is called by the secre
tary of agriculture to coordinate such
enoris, and give an opportunity for
tne formation or policies of national
scope, w hich will tend to place the
sheep and wool industry on a more
stable basis.
Much interest has already been
manifested, and a large attendance of
representative wool manufacturersejs
representative wool growers, sheep
breeders, manufacturers and others In
terested in the sheep industry, is ex
pected. The animal husbandry division of
the bureau of animal industry has
made an educational collection of
wools and wool fabrics, which shows '
Various Groups Are to Leave
for Conference Sunday
Night or Monday.
New York, May 16. The steamship
Panantan, recently chartered by the
war department, sailed from Brooklyn
for Galveston carrying ammunition,
chiefly shells for field pieces and small
arms, and foods for troops. Fourteen
ordnance experts from Springfield ar
senal were passengers.
Washington, D. C. May 16. Plans
for the assembling of the mediators,
delegates and other officials at Niag
ara Falls for peace negotiations went
forward rapidly today. Minister Naon
j K '
OI Argentina win
leave tomorrow
night to begin preliminary arrange
ments at Niagara Falis Monday. Am
bassador De Gama of Brazil and Min
ister Suares will follow, probably Mon
day. Departure of the American rep
resentatives is dependent somewhat
on the plans of the Mexican delegates,
who are expected to arrive at the cap
ital this afternoon, but probably the
various groups will get away Sunday
night or Monday.
The three Mexican delegates to the
Niagara Falls peace conference, ac
companied by a staff of secretaries,
clerks and several ladies, arrived here
shortly after 1 o'clock. They were ac
companied by S. H. Hanks, represent
ing the American state department,
nd ve met Jy theSpani:
For 15 minutes after arrival station
platform was packed by a crowd
to see the distinguished Mexicans.
AH participants in the mediation con
ference will meet for the first time at
a dinner given tonight by the Spanish
ambassador in honor of the arriving
Mexican delegates.
Doster Not Yet Found.
The state department declared 'b72
efforts to locate Edward Doster, an
American newspaper man, had so far
been fruitless, but that continued ef
fort would be made by Senor Cardosa.
The Mexican federals have evacuated '
Monclova, In Coahuila, and 600 consti
tutionalists have taken possession of
the town. Before evacuating, the fed
erals destroyed practically all Ameri
can property in Monclova.
No Change in Mexico City.
Vera Cruz, Mexico, May 16. Oliver
Hueffer, correspondent of the London
Daily Express and bearer of a British
passport, arrived here today on a ref
uge train with 20 Americans. Hueffer
was thrice arrested in the capital on
the allegation that he was a "notor
ious American spy." After his last re
lease he received an order of expul
sion. Edward Doster, an American
correspondent, arrested several times
and after his release was ordered to
report daily to the police,, which he
failed to do, could not be located in -the
capital. Conditions in the capital
have not changed so far as apparent
on the surface, said Hueffer.
Mexican newspapers publish a report
that the country about Puebla Is over
run with constitutionalists and the city
is virtually in a state of siege. Tha
newspapers discredit the report that
Huerta Is preparing to 'make a last
stand at Puebla, which is 150 mile3
south of the capital.
the advantages of proper preparation
of wool for market, and market re
quirements. This collection will be on
exhibition during the conference. -
Thousands of Irish-Americans
Gather at Washington for '
the Ceremonies.
Washington, D. C, May JC. Thous
ands of Irish-Americans are already
here and more are arriving on every
train for the unveiling late today of a
memorial statue to Commodore John
Barry of revolutionary fame. Tfc .
number of visitors is estimated at 20.
000. President Wllsoa will viw-a
military and civic parade and deliver
a brief address at the unveiling. Prac
tically all members cf the cabinet, the
diplomatic corps, members of the su
preme court and congress planned to
witness the ceremonies. The house
agreed to adjourn at 2 o'clock.
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