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TO SALUTE FLAG;
CRISIS SEEMS AT END;
AMERICA ACCEPTS OFFER OK
APOLOGY OF 111ERTA.
Vessels Will (?o to .Mexico as Originally
Planned, Despite Prousio-n
Washington. April 1?J.?The United
States government tonight accepted
Jen. Huerta's oft>r to salute the Stars
ud stripes as an apology for the arres:
of Amercian bluejackets at Tampico
a week ago today. Toe Huerta gov- j
oranient's salute to the American flag!
.vill be answered with a salute to toe j
t .ri-color of the Mexican nation.
nnonnn nmnrit O i t C! At* !
x juis cti i au^aijuciii, nig uviuno w,. j
?vhich were finally arranged tonight
_.xi an exchange of official messages
jet-ween Weshing.on and Mexico City,
.-nded, in the view <cf all high adminis- j
.nation officials, the crisis thai had re- ;
ocilted in the dispatch of American war j
-xeets to Mexican waters. Executive
officers and congressmen breathed a !
v:gii of relief that t'je tension had pas- J
No time has been sent for tie firing!
o. the salute, and until the details are j
..rranged, no further orders will be j
..ent to the American fleet now pro- i
ceding sju:h. It is practically cer.ain,
however, that while many of the
vessels will be turned back, others
vvill continue south and a substantially
-ncreas'ed naval force will be maintained
in Mexican waters.
Makes It Alright.
Hueria's offer and request lor a return
salute caused President Wilson
.o ask for an opinion from thi coun- j
;;elor <of the Stat? department and
navy department officials. All report-1
ed that it was invairable custom in
.lav-al practice to return a salir.e and
cited precedents. The president ^ilso
was informed tfcat Rear Admiral
.?Iayo, on "making his original demand
i'or a salute, agreed to re;urn the
s Mr. Wilson said a return of a salute i
under such circumstances did not in- |
YOive recjgniuon 01 tae nuena gov- ,
-:r.:ment, but was merely an ac: of the j
same character as grasping the hand j
vt an individual who was apologizing'
as he extended it. Secretary Bryan,:
too, took the view that the American
salute would be given to the flag of
.he Mexican nation, just as much respected
by the constitutionalists as the
Huerta government, and no techical
recognition w&s involved.
Precedents in whicu the United
States returned the salute of other
(fltinnR whr> annlneizpri tn if wptp
cited a: the While House and nary
department, and it was generally
agreed in executive quarters that Gen.
duerta's compliance with the American
demand had dissipa:ed a tense
In less than 48 hours after President
Wilson had ordered the Atlantic
and Pacific fleets to Mexican waters
c.nd had informed Gen. Huerta That
. nless a salute was fired to atone for
repeated onense against me dignity 01
th'e United States there would be se?
. iiios consequences, ttae answer came
?a complete acceptance of the deImmediately
there was a change in
the atmosphere of official Washington.
As the norm clouds lif ed and a
wave of satisfaction spread through
fficial quarters, President Wilson ar?
ranged to go to White Sulphur Springs,
W. Va., for a week-end, and Secretary
Br/yan, who is ill, planned to take
his long delayed trip 10 Miami, Fla.
Attention that had been temporarily
directed from the legislative programme
turned again to congressional
Tue numerous happening which led
to tihe aggressive stand of the Amer- ,
.can government, the strong pressure j
..rought 10 bear at Mexico City by \
^narge O'Shaughnessy and the diplo- |
sialic representatives of other gov- j
<.rnments, backed by advices from the;
- rench and German ambassadors at I
.,'ashington, who learned from the
..late department the serious intention
n i the Washingron government, all j
ad brought about a grave international
crisis. Congress showed ots
. oadiness to stand by tbe administraon
and the house com mil tee on for- j
ign affairs passed a resolution up- j
..olding the president's position.
To Kemain Neutral. ~
Whilp thp r>rpsirf?rvr ripplarprl flip
1 ring of the salute would close -the
ampico incident, it will have no parVcular
bearing on the general Mexin
policy of the administration,
/ther offenses, such as the arrest of
mail orderly a: Vera Cruz, p.iave been
apologized for and the United States
11 continue its position of Neutrality
< between the two factions contend.'ig
for the military supremacy of the
Incidentallly the president, as well,
ixa Mr. Bryan, in their conversations j
on ;lie situation, generally drew attention
to official re]>orts they had re- I
eeived praising Gen. Villa and the |
constitutionalists for iiieir trea'nient j
01 prisoners and foreigners in the !
bloody battle at Torreon. No: a lor- j ^
eign^r was i. jured. according to offi- ' jm
cial reports fi cm eye witnesses. ^||
Huerta's offer was received in eon- !
uress generally with approval and I
members familiar with international ?
precedents agreed that a return salute ;
from American guns could not be re- ! ^
garded as recogni;ion of the Huerta w
regime or in any way be beaea.h tvie |.
dignity f the United States.
Senator I>odge. ranking republican
member of the foreign relations com- !
mirtpp whn ?nir] parlv in thp riav that !
to return the salute would nullify the !
effect of the apology, withdrew his j _
criiicism after a telephone conversa
tion with Secretarv Bryan. The Mas- ' <-.
' I *
sachusetts senator was informed that, ^
naval officers and those familiar with j
precedents know of no case where a ,
salute' was not returned and that, ;
moreover the statement that the sa- :
lute would be returned was included ; S
in Rear Admiral Mayo's original de- col
---- .. nor
.Mr. .Lodge said lie nad ueen mis- >
taken about i: ar.d expressed the hope '
that the custom in such cases would '
be clear to the country. i
Must Acknowledge it, I ?
When Senator Shively, ac Jng chair- j
man of the foreign relations commit- i n
i i x
tee, visited the White House, 'he: VQl
iearned from Secretary Bryan of the ; we
proposal from Gen. Huena to yield to
the American government. The Indiana
senator, who had studied care- I
fully all the possibilities in the situa- Z
i tion. was Quick to agree that t'nell
United States government could not. re(^
refrain from answering the Mexican 1
apologetic guns, and when questioned j
by senators at the eaptiol later as
I sured them a return salute was in ac- ter
cordanc-e with international customs.; Blc
For several hours Senator Shive- , lily's
attention was engaged by his col- j
leagues, who wanted assurances that1 ^
a re.urn salute could not be consid- j
ered as a signal of recognition of the j noi
Huerta government, we aeciarea tnat j
it could not be so regarded; that :he j .
United States governmen: had been ^
dealing unofficially with the Huerta y
regime as a de facto government and
had never extended in any official , m
precognition; that the ultimatum had, *"
been served upon the de facto govern- i
| ment because it was the only sem- j ^
' blance of government f:*om which M
! reparation for insulis could be asked. ^
During an executive session late to- |
; day senators discussed the reported I
| Huerta position informally and it was I
'agreed that toe United States should J
no: quibble over returning the salute, j
but there were some senators in-j|
clined to the view that the advance j
request from Huerta for a return of I ?
the salute should be ignored. I , . , .
"Demand the salute of the flag, I .
, ? mittee hap
and do as we please afterwards, was ,
i the way one senator expressed his ?
| r * short time
Can Trust Wilson. :
''You may be sure of one thing',"! ,Tr
I i Washing:
said Senator Chilton of West Vir-1.
i mg but no;
ginia, "that if a return of the Mex- * ?
7 , ,, tarv Bryan
i ican salute bv this government would !
, . morning, s
1 mean recognition of tne Huerta gov- , .
! received fi
; er.imen: there will be no American ' ,
I . , than thai tl
! sa.ute m answer to Mexico s apologv.1 , , . ,
j . , . ' ,1 what his la
Anotaer thing the country may be as-; . .
; I Wnsnmgl
| sured of and that is that when Pres- .
1 inter :ation
i dent Wilson sets himself firmlv, as he , .
. .. . ^ .... nas raced s
i hac in tine: fnep tnprp wi n=> :
; render oil his pari."' j a.iea
Discussing the probability of allow-! * nless H
! ing some of the ships, now en route to f^- e^enm
i Mexican waters, to proceed regardless 1^lcl- 0 R ^en
j of rhe acceptance of Huerta's offer, j^e Ameiic
| many members of congress expressed ^ent ^ ^so
the opinion that the adminis:ration ; ,5nt s(isSic
i ?? lr- 4^. v% Q 11 |
proposes ts keep a firmer hand on the '
situation in the future and tftat fur-jnav- 101 sl
;her reasons for vigorous action may i sar-"j
develop at any time. < Huerta 1
Inquiry as to the character of pres- 1 before 6 o'<
sure brought on Gen. Huerta brought j P- m- Wai
out the fact that foreign governments j "yield* by
had an active interest in the acts of; of bis inten
the last 24 hours. The Frn'ech and i taken at t
German ambassadors, after confer-, could be k
ences at the State department, were or the pres
in communication, it is understood, This fina
wiih their representatives in Mexico after Huert
City. Another phase of the situation time and r
was a well authenticated report mat j "simuuanet
ue last installment of a loan due | Leaders :
Huerta was about to be 'held up by | dent "Wilsc
foreign bankers.if he did not comply , clothed wit
with American demands. Charge Al- j sary to 'tak'
gara of :he Mexican embassy here was i Seizure -c
in close touch, by cable with Gen. | <x the Me>
Huerta, and every avenue of influence j waters, an<
exerted was in the direction of con- j from Vera <
vincing the Mexican dictator that it are as far a
was best to yield. y Vera Cruz
Pressure Effective. features of
Developments of the day in rapid Wilson has
succession showed that the pressure risers,
had had its effect. During the night Such a c
long messages came from Charge national la^
O'Shaughnessv, describing his talks war," and y
with Huerta. When they were de- ta, however
ciphered Secretary Bryan hurried to Tin
the White House. Acting Chairman The clira
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Llso we 'have a very seleci: line of Cloth;
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the foreign relations com-' ???
I?ened to be waiting to see
nr and was called into con*- j Kfiififr 11
riiey were together for a' UIU
only r-nd emerged smiling. I
? ! vour ne
h-m Anril 19?"Rnconras-I J
: final'' was the way Secre-! -
, shortly after 1 o'clock this | DJfC^SCtlE
uinmed up a message just!
om Mexico City. Further | r? 4 *t
le secretary did not disclose Ylu LAll
test dispatch contained. j
:on, April 18.?The gravest
al r^rieic tVlo TTnitorl 9!tntP<5 T_ T J 1
ince'the Splnish'^r ^ms ( 1W? 1
.uerta before 6 o clock Sun- *
g accedes to Rear Admiral T ni*7pof Pt
land for a 21-gun salute to LtWCM I I
an flag at Tampico, Presin
possibly will go before a We aop
>n of congress Monday and irr
.IlUI'U.y HJ list? L'lic <u ill * auu VQUI* I
ich steps as may be iieces- . J
n , - ' TELEPHO
nay actually fire a salu.e
slock, which would be 7:36 ??
shington time, or he may w~ ^ ^
advising President Wilson j . ,
tion to do so. Either action
Vio locf mirmto in Movinrv c\AA N
av/ miuuiv, Jfi iricuii '
novn here before the hour ; I
ident's going to congress. 1
l word to Mexico City today j thjr(] message came
:a had parleyed for the lastj sisting on his own
eiterated his demand for a "simultaneous salute
nis salute.' j ^ conference betw
in congress declared Presi- j and cabinet membe
>n would immediately be j prompx decision to
:h all the authority neces- j temporizing or dilato
e action. j followjng sta
)f Vera Cruz and Tampico, I frQm ilhe Whi
:ican warsnips in mose i
1 of a section of railroad Gen- Huerta is st
Cruz and a pacific blockade fioinS something les
ls a trestle 30 miles west of , demanded and som
and a pacific blockade are constitute an
a plan of action President jtliat representati
outlined to his closest ad-! in tlie ^ronS in tIl(
have put upon the g
ourse authorities on inter- United Stages,
v describe as one "short of j The president has
st not an act-of war. Huer- j if Gen. Huerta has
, might construe it as one. j o'clock Sunday after]
e Climax Reached. ! the matter to congre<
ax came today when a | Allowing five hou
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000 yards short length Chambrays at ;
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fiisp Shirtins: nri.nt.s onlv ~>C "~
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bale\heavy Cheviots, 10c kind, only ..Sc
bales "Southern Silks,*' 12-12c kind
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case "Detroit-Special" Overalls solid
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FHL IT Monday, *
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EWBERRY, S. C. ! ^ ,
! Three Reels of
from Huerta in- fc??
conditions for a i BnaMaBiH
een the president rjme f:)r transmission -of c
rs resulted in a s2ges froni Charge O'Shi
brook no more un(j including lime for cipl
ry Lactics. deciphering, an answer wa
teinent then was pected here before early
te House: ? , morning^ assuming that Hu
iil insisting upon j the full time for indicating
? +v>r>?-> lion I Hnns
>o luaii nao j -
ething less than ( President Wilson made hi
acknowledgement j ments to leave late tonight
ves were entirely j Sulphur Spring, W. Va., to '
J indignities they Wilson, who has been ill,
over.nment of the Washington. He will arri
'health resort tomorrow mo
determined that | leave tomorrrow nigot, re;
not yielded by 6 capital early Monday.
aoon he will take May Defy United Stai
>s on Monday. Huerta's continued evasivi
rs, the average his desperate condition, bo
le on Many J
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:able mes- financial and military view point
aughnessy, financial and military point or view,
lering and ?
s not ex- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7.)
erta takes SALE OF ACCOOTS.
his inten- By virture of a Resolution passed
at the meeting of the creditors of S. W.
s arrange- Bruce, held at Newberry, S. C., on the
for White Gth day of April, 1914, the undersigned,
bring Mrs. will, on the 18th day of April, 1914, at
back to 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon, at Chapve
at the pells, South Carolina, sell to the highrning
and est bidder, or bidders, far cash, all the
iching tho accounts and other evidence of debt
belonging to the said S. "W. Bruce,
tes. H. H. Blease,
eness, and Assignee aad Agent,
th from a Newberry, S. C., 6th, 1914.