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Washington. Secretary Bryan declared that for-
eign mediation between Mexico and this government
Would not he tolerated.
Vera Cruz. Gen. Mass is now at Soladad and has
been reinforced-by 1,800 men. He is threatening to at
tack Vera Cruzjand marine officers have taken .every
prcaution to repel attack.
Admiral Fletcher has advised all Americans' to
leave the hotels and board the refugee ships.
Laredo, Tex. Five hundred Mexican federal sol
diers who entrained and evacuated Nuevo Laredo late
yesterday returned during the night. Then movements
are being watched by U. S. troops.
Douglas, Ariz. Gen. Obregon, rebel commander
answering a request of the federal leader near here to
join him, replied: "We cannot unite with your corrupt
Junction City. Orders for the Sixth Artillery to
rush to Fort Sam Houston were received at Fort Riley.
First train will leave this afternoon.
' BY WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD
(Copyright, 1914, by the United Press
Vera Cruz, Mex., April 24. Eight
hundred Americans are still in Mexico
Cityoday at the mercy of the dicta
tor, Huerta. Anti-American demon
strations are constantly in' progress.
Slind with anger, Huerta has in
structed the police and soldiers not
to molest mobs which have rioted in
front of he American Club; torn the
?oa&tof arms from the door of the
consulate, and stoned,- and insulted
Americans who were brave enough to
appear on the streets.
The American Club has been aban
doned and later looted by Mexicans.
The, American Hotel has also "been
deserted. v Nelson O'Shaughnessy,
American charge d'affaires, announc
ed that he Was going to Vera Cruz,
but it was the intention of "O'Sfiaugh-
nessy to, leave secretly for ManziHo
on the west coast.
Since Tuesday, when Vera Cruz
was taken, Americans have carried
their lives in their hands in Mexico
rCity. As the men worked tirelessly
in the embassy preparing rifles and
machine gune for action, the brave
women of the" colony constantly en
couraged their husbands. There was
no sign of fear. Mrs. O'Shaughnessy1
was ill from' nervousness, but' she
served tea in the embassy to the men
and women who were, preparing to
defend themselves against an expect
ed attack from the infuriated Mexi
cans. Most of the time ' Mrs.'
O'Shaughnessy was prostrated upon
a couch, but, showing the utmost
bravery, she graciously encouraged
her husband and all who were work-
ing with him. t
T arrived in Vera Cruz today with
150 men, women and children, from.
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