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Apjrtt 28-DO?M'X 1V1ISS THE CHAUTAUQUA-1VIay 4
SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION OP
VOL. 1, NUMBER M. Weekly, Eatahtlaoed' ISMi PaUr, Ju. lt, Uli, ANDERSON, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS. $6.00 PER ANNUM.
/ C^Wza Intimates Rebels ? Will Join Huerta;
I More Marines and Bluejackets Fall at Vera Cm*
Mexicans Kill Six More
Americans; Wound 30
Chester's Guns Pound Walls Of City As Blue
Jackets Fight Way Into a.Full Po?
sition of Occupation.
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U. S. SHARPSHOOTERS PICK
OFF MEN FIRING FROM ROOFS
RESISTANCE OF MEXICANS UNORGANIZED BUT HEAVY
, - VOLLEY GREETS ADVANCE OF! FLETPIER'S MEN
WHO RETURN !F&?, NEVER ST??p!NC UNT?L
THEY GAIN OBJECTIVE .POINT
(By Associated Press.)
Vera Cruz, April 22.-Six Americans; were killed and thirty
wounded before the complete investment of Veracruz at noon today
by the United States forces. , .
Sharpshooters On Roof.
This morning, Mexican sharpshooters on. the roofs put up a.
stubborn resistance. There was one brisk action,.guns of the Prairie
and Chester assisting in silencing ? heavy fire from the naval college.
Shells from.the Prairie finally shattered its walls
The number of Mexicans Rilled yesterday is estimated at 150,
with many wounded. The Mex.can loss today is not known; but it
is thought to be heavy; ,
The paymaster of the British cruiser Essex, Albert W. Kimber,
was wounded ph board his ship'-'Wtt|IMPef-r'- &b&t>
The British bj
American marni . ; ? iii&f?niSBB^
Malted For Dead, j
The'Tt^s on the Essex and fortress San Juan De Ulua were ti?i'f
masted wh?rt/.n^'d?ad were carried to the boats.
Rear Adfn?r?l Badger has not decided whether to proceed to
Tampico, and rt ls believed his departure" will be delayed. An in
cation of this is to be found in the fact that his flagship has entered
Major Smedley D. Butler, with marines from the Prairie, made
a sortie up the railway for a- considerable distance late today.
Fletcher On the Job.
Rear Admiral Fletcher's staff is composed as follows:
Cr.ief ot 5ta:f, Captai? Harry McL Muse; Adjutant, General
Commander' Stone ; Quartemaster Lieutenant Commander Edward
C. Kalbf; Brigade Engineer, Naval Constructor . Richard D. Gate
wood; Ordinance Officer, Lieut. A.bert M. Cohen, aide ?nd secretary,
Lieut. George McC Courts; aides, ensigns, Dood and Hersey; Brigade
Surpeon, Middleton S- Elliott; Brigade Commissary... Paymaster
Christian 4 Peoples. . .
Story of the Battle.
Hear Admiral Fletcher at 8:20 o'clock yesterday morning ordered a
general movement for the occupation of all the town. A bluejacket column
advanced and peeped the uncompleted market place and naval college. When
thoy had reached the walls of the college, terrific rifle fire waa poured ia
all directions from the roof and windows. The bluejackets, helpless to re
turn the fife against etonowalls, ?cattered.
Tho Prairie, Cheater and San Francisco opened with their five and six
inch guns end scattered the warla. The bluejackets formed again and ad
vanced against the (ir? which had dimlnshed. By 10 o'clock there was only
desultory firing (rom the inshore aide of the tower, Battalions of blue
jackets had made their way along the Water front to the southern end of
the town, and. cleared several streets, but the snipping from houses con
tinued at intervals.
The woout cruiser Chester pounded buildings on the outskirts with six
inch shells, Criag oyer the beads of the men ashore and showing almost
The general movement from al! POR i tiou*. taken, yesterday bogan in
thc direction ot tbs malu pla**, w?ariuu? under. Lieutenant Colonel Wendell
C. Neville moved to tue southward, along parallel strata,,toward the center,
while marinea commanded by Lieutenant Colonel BucDu?an, of the Florida,
and Lieutenant Commander Arthur B. Keating of 't^Axk^asas were ordered
from their positions east of the center towards the, pla-*.
The two forces swung forward with a rush forkk distance of three blocks.
The machine guns and rifle guns were suppl^ipr^ed by the small guns
Of the Prairie a?a Ou?s'ier. The ships KUHH siinnnriprt, fhn mnvomon1 nt tho
clearing of the roofs to the south and east, occe*t??*!Jy;dropping a ste!!'a
few hundred yards In advance.
Buchanan's Y.en under . direct command of Lieutenant Coatle, who
moved fot wird td" a position oho block directly east of the plaza. Other do
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General Vepustiano Carranza ls
leader or the Mexican rebels, who call
themselves Constitutionalists, arni be
fought against Huerta from the start.
IN BIG pANGER
.umber Camp* Owned by Citi
zens of the U. S. At Tampico
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(py Associated Press.)
',Tko?., April I
? for the
Topi Ia and 'other
Americans are said to be
j defenseless against 'attacks of either
feder?is or insurgeas. Many oil com.
panics are. directing, tne'.v employes!
to return to Tampico.
Generat Zaragoza ?1? reported toi
have said that in event of an Ameri
can attempt tb seize Tampico hr. had
received ciders trom Mexico City, thai
he knew, tis duty as a soldier und
ho trc2*5 do his utmost to v-i^l the
landing and believed he would succeed.
Notice was posted here ibis moruiug
io Consul Clarence Miller's office that
Mexico had refused all the. American
u?Zn?uu? tu aal ? lc tuc f-up,, allil linn.
President Wilson had referred the
matter to congress. Th? news pro
duced a profound sensation ' in (ho
Many anxious inquiries poured in
upon Mr. Miller as to what Steps were
being taken to furnish protection lo
jesse of a popular anti-A tn er lean up
rising. Thin was a . peril feared as
soon aa the hews should become gen
erally known among Mexicans. The
gravity Of the situation ber?, was in
creased' by the issuance of orders to
day for all America, i merchant-ves
sels to leave tho river immediately
aud lie outside until further notice.
Reportad Safe In the City of Mex
I (By Associated Press)
Galveston, Tex., April 22.-Commun
ication has been established with
Mexico City -th!'* Rfteriinnri Q'Sanvh
neeay ia safe abd the city.ia quiet, but
b?sprtia aerporalkerj. The etty Ia
completely tn hands of the Federal
Government. A train leaves thia af
ternoon for Vera Crux with foreigners
on hoare and Will be escorted by Fed
Voted By Corigreaa to Take Our
People Out of Mexico
("By Associated Press)
Wsshlogtob, April 22-An appro
priation ef'$500.000. to he uaed in
brining Afiterif ?a citlaen. out of Mex
ico, was voted by the house late to
day without debate or division. The
senate appropriations committee will
take of the resolution at ll o'clock,
Thursday morning, and lt will prob
ably go through the senate soon after
OOO city abd
today won th/ $10,
irban handicap?t Kp
eDPOpJ EMC VICTORIANO HUERTA,
I HUULLlll? CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE.
PLANS FOR CAMPAIGN IN f???Stf' |
MEXICO MAY BE CHANG- tt^^T^^^ ;Wg!^ *
IN ALL NIG^T VIGIL ^ 'I
Wilson, Bryah and;Their A?- ' /W.
??tant Confer Oyer the Pro- '^?f?W i '^W ' ' 1
gram Constantly g Hfcfcfef ' j?a?saW
(By AsBOclated.'?'i K^sH^^^0^^^9
Washington, April ?S.-?-Gcncral Car- j HL^^^B -P
ranza's note to Pr?sident Wilson, ?io- WIM AL Uffa '^^^
daring the eoizur.- <;f !V^W Cruz by ^^^B Rk vL
American forces a^iojptlon pf the ^IB?Iasv ^?saw
national soverignty >r.'Mexico/in vit- @ ,9n bv Amerlcan PrcsB AnsocUtlon.
t?? ip?r?ns^ Provision.-,! President Huerta nssutn
and suggcsting.-tlia^^^^Etiiutinn- command of federal uffairs in Mex
allst government shaula 'receive de- I'"0 l,P<,n the tiefet!t of Minier?, whose
roands'for reparations' ??-.offongea. com- death he I? Inter charged with hnvlnjr
mltted by Huerta. sttrVattHhe Mexican encoinpnsseil. and bc bas been under
situation' to a' new :;n uta' crisis fire from the rebels ?nd unrecognized
.tonight.' by the Uuited States enveniment
aSo?jj^H&SS: ? PEACE IN 90 DAYS
tude of ncuiraifxy^BHH^Htej|tl- '? " -
tutlonalists. brought .^government Objection to Passage of Resolu
jface to face.ari^jeaM^KMB?.witb . _
?be great body ;> in 1 tion Backing President
^Nc?!^ ??ven car- Caaws Surpr^
not? at nSwB?pB^-wPne?BWIn^W
. He did npt comment onv it. Secre
tary Garrison and 'Assistant Secretary
Breckenridge, who was . waiting, at
the wart department were given cop
ies of thc message? Secretary Tumul
ty, wbo had been asleep, hurried to
the war department were given cop
Wit he rr poon, chief of staff1 of the army
was summoned to join the confer
ence. President Wilson was awaken
ed about 1:30 o'clock and talked over
the telephone with Secretary Tuttrulty.
Chiefs tip ail Night
A few minutes later Secretary* Gar
rison and Secretary Tumulty left the
conference, entered a walting auto
mobile and drove away. As General
I Witherspoon and Mr. Breckenridge
?left, the general stopped in the tele
j graph room.
Rumors of a possible restoration of
the embargo on arms, current dur
ing the day. were revived tonigbt and
it was believed this was the subject
of the war department conference.
Precautions against uprisings on -the
border as a possible result oftCkr
ranza's opposition to the AmeNcan
(Continued . n Page Five)
(Dy Associated Press) '
Washington , April 22.-It waaja
decided surprise to most observers
here to-day that there was any "con
certed objection to the passage of a
resolution approving the course of
President Wilson after he had read his
address on the Mexican situation.
Of the handfull o? Democratic votes
against the resolution in the House not
one was cast by a Carolinian or a
GeoVgi8n. and ?Ue only threo nega
tive votea from tho South came from
the Mississippi delegation. Many
Democrats who feel that the Adminis
tration's Mexican policy was wrong
?. th? start fee! also tb-t this is sc
j time to argue that point, and that tho
only thing in such a crisis ls to sup
port the President.
'John Lind said here to-day in con
versation with a friend that within
ninety days after the passage of the
resolution asked for by the President
there would be peace in Mexico. This
was in line with thc statement of Rep
resentative Lenroot of Wisconsin, a
Bull Moose, that hs. voted for the reso
lution because he believed it meant
peace, not war.
Photos by American Press Association.
At the Front With U, 5. Troops.
UNITED STATES regulars atong the border kept in trim for Instant
action ir. Mexico. At the Galveston camp were 10.000 under Major
General Carter,, and stretched along the Mexican line were a few
thousand more under Colonel Scott These pictures show the regulars
ss they look lo action on the ?iring line.
Seizure of Port May Force
17. S. To Fight All Mexico
Washington Startled By Report From Rebel
Chief That American Move Was Against
the Mexican Nation
INDICATIONS ARE HUERTA
HAS SEVERED RELATIONS
PRACTICALLY ADMITTED AT CAPITAL NOW THAT DICTA
TOR HAS ORDERED HIS CHARGE TO QUIT DIPLO
MATIC POST AND THIS MEANS' DECLARATION
OF WAR ON HIS PART ?
(Hy Associated Press.)
Washington, April 22.-News that General Carranza, constitu
tionalist chief, might regard the seizure of Vera Cruz by the Ameri
can naval forcer as an act of hostility to the Mexican nation fell like
a bomb shell in official circles here tonight.
President Is Disappointed.
President Wilson has especially disclaimed any act of hostility
to the Mexican people, particularizing General Huerta as the object
of the American operations to secure reprisal for offenses at'Tampico
and elsewhere against the American flag, i
Consequently the Washington government had hoped the cpnT
stibjtionalists would not interject themselves into the imbroglio.
Carranza letter, however, confirmed the fears of many officiais trV?i ;
the constitutionalists might'siwj with. Huerta. This was tl
_ ir?friS?iiou? :
May Raise Arm? Embargo- v-^Wf
Should hostility on the part of the constitutionalists crystallize
army plans will be changed. There were reports during the.day that
the joint army and navy board already had recommended the restora
tion of the embargo On arms. Action by congress, approving the
president's course in using the army and navy, in yiew of the situa
tion he had presented in his messager, and the receipts of details of
the fighting at Vera Cruz were chief developments of the day. Of
ficials expressed .themselves as greatly pleased with the promptness
of Rear Admiral Fletcher's forces in taking posession of Veta Cruz
and restoring order there.
Future is Uncertain. % ?
Future steps are uncertain. The president has determined that
hi? . mrse shall be gradual. No orders have been issued to seize the
customs house at Tampico. It is the purpose of the administration
to keep order in Vera Cruz and await the full effect on Huerta of the
first American act of reprisal.'
May Hold Railroads, Too.
x Thnr* ls every reason lc believe that the rr.'!road running intend from
Vera Cruz for twenty miles, together with a valuable trestle would bb. ppliced
by American marinea and bluejackets. This section of the railroad ls ? of
supreme importance should future developments, require a movement on
Beyond the holding of Vera Crus and this railroad, the Washington
government does not want to act at present, but persons la the confidence
of the administration admit that action by Huerta or Carranza,St any time
may alter plans.
Pears For American.
Fears for Americans in Mexico City and elsewhere are expressed in
many quarters. The house today prcmptly passed a bill appropriating 8500,
000 to care for refugees. The fact that nothing bad been heard from Charge
O'Shaughnessy for nearly 48 hours made President Wilson and Secretary
Bryan uneasy. Early touight unofficial communication with Mr. OfStlaugb
nessy was established, but apprehension has not been allayed, as there la
little Information about the temper of the Huerta government or the people of
Mexico City since the capture of Vera Crux.
!:: this condition, a high goverriuieuL ?rjv!?? made public a ?niter rrom
a friend whom he regarded us trustworthy, which resd ss follows: -
"I have learned on reliable authority from a man arriving from' Mexico
City that Huerta personally, with tb? Mexican foreign minister, plained
the Tampico incident with a view or bringing on armed Intervention - and
uniting the Mexican factions with bim."
Hoped To (jet Arms.
The same offic ial expressed the view that Huerta had delMNd lia an
swer to tbe United Sutes for a salute to the flag, pending the arrival ot the
big shipment of ammunition on the German vessel.
Secretary Bryan' today Bald that the status of Charge . O'Shaaghnessy
and Charge Algara waa unchanged, so far as he knew. Charge Algara,
however, has had notification from his government that ho. may leave when
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> Washington, April 22.-That General Huerta dellber- o
) ately planned the arrest of American bluejackets at Tam- o
> pico, and other offences against the United States, with a o
) .view to bringing on armed intervention and uniting alt the o
) Mexican factions behind him, was the substance of a letter o
> received by a high government official today from an au- o
) thorative source in Mexico City. . o