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The Omaha Daily Bee
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THE WEATHER,
Cloudy; Cooler
VOL. XLIIT NO. 246.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1914 TUN PAGES
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
U.S.WAR HEADS FIND
BUSINESS OF TAKING
OVER ARMS VERYBAD
Guns with Broken Stocks and Ham
mers and Burst Barrels Among
Their Collection.
STRIKERS GIVE UP SEVENTY
Claim Operators Are Still Holding
Out on the Troops.
TIME LIMIT IS EXTENDED
Depositories Will Be Kept Open Day
Longer.
ARMY OFFICERS DISAPPOINTED
aillKnry Chief Assert They Arc
Absolntcly Impnrtlnl mid tfant
Pence Will lie Kept at
- Any Cost.
TRINIDAD, Colo., May lO.-Strlkers In
IV.nldad district, which Included tho
big tent colony at Son Rafael -Heights,
whence late residents of the destroyed
Ludlow tent colony went today, sur
rendered seventy-two arms of all charac
ter to the federal army officers. Among
the lot were some with broken stocks,
burst barrels, broken hammers and many
small caliber suns and plstolB. Tho mili
tary officers wore disappointed at the
manner In which Colonel Lockett's procla
mation of disarmament was obeyed and
determined to kIvo tho striker
operators and citizens ono more cnance to
surrender their arms voluntarily, and the
depositories will be kept open tomorrow
for that purpose. All told, thcro were
725 arms received by the federal command
ers here today. To this number dealers
In arms and ammunition contributed
largely and citizens surrendered many
hunting Runs and small caliber arms.
Very few weapons, which the army of
ficers consider truly serviceable, were
received.
Strike Lenders ChnRrlned
Strike leaders professed to be chagrined
at the way their followers obeyed tho
proclamation and It waa their suggestion
that the depositories be reopened tomor
row. Army officers were disappointed
at the rmall number of arms received.
The situation today assumed the most
serious aspect since the arrival nt t.ne
federal troops. A union newspaper pub
lished tho Charge that the Colorado Fuel
and Iron company had hidden Ha machine
suns and a wagon load of arms and
ammunition beyond the reach of the fed
eral troops' until such time as "the C. F.
and I. gunmen set ready to start out on
such an expedition of kilting women and
children as they did at Ludlow, April 33."
The military officials were Incensed at
this artlclo and reprimanded tlje editor
for publishing what they considered a
rumor absolutely without foundation.
The manifestation of continued ill-feeling
between strikers and members of the
state militia caused Colonel James Lock
ett, commanding the Eleventh cavalry,
to send a detail of five men with Captain
Randolph, Colorado National Guard, when
he left Trinidad for Denver to
night. At the depot when Captain Ran
dolph departed was a group of strikers.
(location Asked by Strikers,
No official report was made to Colonel
Lockett tonight of the number of guns
taken from mine propety. This was a
question which strikers were asking ev
erywhere. They insisted that at least
SOO guns were In the possession of the
mine owners and declaredthe surrender
of any les number would bp a breach
of faith on tho operators' part.
Tho feeling of unrest has spread to the
military officers, who did everything In
their power to relievo the tension and re
iterated the fact that they were abso.
lutely Impartial concerning the merits of
the strike, at tho same tlmo warning
tho. factions that peaco would be main
tained here at any cost.
Agitation concerning the re-establish-ment
of the Ludlow colony Increased to.
day, but It was not taken up by union
officials with the army officers. Strikers
complained publicly that they had a legal
right to llvo at Ludlow and that It should
have been granted them by Colonel Lock
ett. They called attention to the al
leged fact that tho constitution of the
United States gives them a right to live
there.
Ilrenkrm Sent Into Zone.
DENVER. Colo., May 10. Dr. Oreste de
Vella, Italian consul here announced to
day that he would make c formal demand
upon Governor Ammons for damages in
behalf of Italian subjects who lost rela
tives or property in the Ludlow tent col
ony fire, April 30. If the state refuses
to settle the consul said he would appeal
to the Italian ambassador at Washington.
Tho consul stated no had not deter
mined upon the exact amount of damages.
(Continued on Pago Two.)
The Weather N
Temperature nt Oinulia Yesterday.
, 5 a. ni 63
ttOAtv? 6 m 63
V WJ&Sw 7 " n 62
.7fTr 8 a. m 61
V rH a. m ta
tV--C 10 a. m 72
Vfe4" W" 11 a. m 76
T m H Y " S
b ' 1 p. m .. . ...83
, cloudy J p; ::;::5
NT lilt- P. m SS
"X. . . J' JK 6 P. m S8
7 p. in S5
8 p. m S3
Comparative Local Itecord.
: VAL 1913. 1912. 1911.
Uighost yesterday S8 SO 75 91
Lowest yesterday 38 tt E6 ta
Mean temperature 75 46 Oi n
Precipitation 00, .12 ,76 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
ture from the normal:
Kormal temperature 61
Excess for the day 14
'lotal excess since March 1 SO
Normal precipitation 14 inch
l'eriolenry for tho day It Inch
Total rainfall since March 1....4.S0 Inches
1 ef'clency since March 1 .KSInch
Kxress for rir period, 1913 2 30 inches
Deficiency for cor period, 1912 ',i inch
T indicates trace of precipitation.
FUNERAL PLANS COMPLETED
Final Arrangements Made
Tribute to Naval Dead.
for
OFFICIAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Pnltllo Edifices of Xrw York City
to lie Passed liy Procession
Arc A trendy Draped for
Oeenslnn.
NEW YORK. May lO.-Final arrange
ments for tho tribute to be paid the
navy's dead, victims of the fighting at
Vera Cruz", were completed last nUM with
tho announcement of the official program.-
The city's public edifices which
41u procession will pass have taken on a
somber, appearance, with black draperlei
enfolding their columns, and tho pre
liminary naval movements In the unique
ceremonial for tho reception of the dead
on American soil are already well under
way.
Mnrrh llrulun nt Nine.
Hy 8 o'clock on Monday morning the
caskets containing tho bodies will have
been landed and placed on caissons n
the plaza adjoining Battery park. Bat
talions from the Wyoming nmi the Texi'S
and from the naval militia of New YctI;
state will be drawn up readv to start ho
march at 9 o'clock.
Parked on the south side of Battery
place will bo the carriages In which odo
gatlons of the national government, ron
gress, tho state legislature, the nnny and
navy, city government and bodies of citi
zens will follow the caissons. Mantling
up Broadway to the city hall nnd Tirrots
the plaza, the procession will pass over
Manhattan bridge to the Marine grounds
at tho Brooklyn navy vard, w'irre tho
nation's tribute to the dead will be paid
by President Wilson. A halt will be made
at the city hall plaza, whero Mayor John
Purroy Mltchcl will place a wreath on
one of tho caissons as tho city's rlbutc
and school children, clad In white, will
sing a hymn.
Wilson to llevlov Procession,
At tho navy yard the president, who
will reach here from Washington on
Monday moinlng and go direct to the
navy yard, will review the procession
from a stand directly in front of the
mnrino barracks. Tho caissons will bo
driven past tho president, tho caskets re
moved and placed upon trestles and troops
will then form a square around tho
caskets and tho stand. ,
Brevity and simplicity will characterize)
tho exercises, consisting of a hymn by
tho band, a prayer by Chaplain Cas
eard of tho navy, an address by Presi
dent Wilson, a prayer by Rabbi Stephen
S. Wise and the benediction by Father
John B. Chldwick.
A firing party constating of the marine
company of tho Texas will then be
marched In. front of the stand nnd will
fire three volleys. Taps sounded by tho
bugles will conclude the ceremony. The
caskets will be forwarded- by the naval
authorities to the next of kin of the dead.
.,.,. No Session Monday. ,
"WASHINGTON, May 9. As a tribute
of' respect to tho American sailors and
marines who gave up their lives in the
fighting at Vera Cruz, the senate yes
terdny -oted to hold no session on Mon
day, the time set for the tuncral of tho
nation's dead at New York navy yard.
Hitchcock to Name
Two Young Men for
the Naval Academy
(From n Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 10.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Senator Hitchcock Is expected
shortly to nunio two young men of Ne
braska as principals and several as al
ternates to take the examination for ad
mission to the United States Naval acad
emy at Annapolis. Those named by him
as principal and alternate for tho ono
cadetshlp at his disposal soma months
ago have all failed to qualify and others
must be named in pluce of them, and by
reason, of another vacancy occuring nt
tho academy next month the senator
thus has still another principal with the
customary alternates to name.
F. H. DavlsN, president of tho First
National bank of Omaha, is among those
who have wired Senator Hitchcock urging
him to vote against the Hobton amend
ment for national prohibition.
P. A. Nelson of. Fremont and his wlfo
and daughter are guests of Representa
tive Dan Stephens, but left tonight for
New York, whero they will embark for
Europe to spend several months touring
the continent.
Officers of tho National Live Stock
Commission company of South Omaha, of
the Deshler Telephone company of Desh
ler, and of the B. & L. Oil company of
Falrbury will be required to pay the SIM
fine assessed against them by the Treas
ury department for failure to Me In proper
time under the new Income tax law, ac
cording to advices received from the de
paitment today by Senator Hitchcock,
who had endeavored to have the fine re
mitted or at least reduced to 110, which
was the amount of such flnea under the
law two years ago,-
Thomas R. Kimball, architect of
Omaha, and Henry Doorly, son-in-law of
Senator Hitchcock, arc visiting Washing
ton for a few days.
THINK CARRANZA MAY YET
SEND DELEGATE TO MEET
WASHINGTON, May 10. Hope has not
been ubandoned of interesting General
Carranza, the constitutionalist chief, In
the mediation preliminaries at Niagara
Falls, to which the United States and
General Huerta are to send agents. This
was made known here late today by per
sons In close touch with General Car
ranza. It was asserted there were strong inti
mations tho rebel chief would receive
a modified Invitation to send a represent
ative to the Niagara Falls conference, de
spite his declination to declare a truce
with Huerta. If the note had not been
sent, It soon would be on the .way from
the mediators. It was declared.
The report was in line with a previous
statement that the mediators still hoped
there would be a constitulonallat repre
sentative at their conferences,
EL PASO, Tex , May 9. Consltutlonal
Ists representatives here had little mm
i ment to make today on reports from
Washington that General Ifunston a
force was to be strongly reinforced al
though thev made z alous inquiries as to
the reason for the proposed move.
GERMAN SHIPS WILL
NOT LANDJUNITIONS
Kron Prinzessin Cecilie Arrives
Vera Cruz WithoutlMBh
THREATENIg0RSpGONE
Possibilityppreor Blockade of
MILITARY PREPARATIONS ON
Plans Being Made to Reinforce
Funston's Force if Necessary.
SILLIMAN IS REPORTED SAFE
Possibility of Seizure or llloeknde ot
Port tins Hern Kllmlnnted
Southern Envoys on Mm;
Way.
WASHINGTON. May 10. -The opening of
the Mexican mediation conference at
Niagara Falls on the scheduled date, May
IS, was assured yesterday, when word
was received of the departure of tho Mex
ican delegates ftom Mexico City for tho
conference. Preparations for despatching
reinforcements to General Funston nt
Vera Cruz, should such a movement be
come necessary, went forward steadily),
work on twelve transports to carry troops,
horses nnd supplies being p'lshed, but no
warlike development occurred and the
military appaiently Is beln kept well in
leash to avoid embarrassing the mediation
negotiations.
A threatening cloud disappeared from
the diplomatic horizon when the Germnh
steamer Kron Prlntess.n Cecllle, reported
to bo carrying arms and ammunition for
Huerta, returned to Vera Cruz without
debarking Its war stores at Puerto Mex
ico, and it was announced that the inuii.
tlons on this and a second German
steamer, tho Bavaria, would be returned
to Germany, The possibility either of a
seizure or blockade of Puerto Mexico, or
of any act, perhaps lnterpretable as a vio
lation of tho military status quo in favor
of Huerta, thereby was eliminated.
Confer with Wilson,
No announcement regarding the Ameri
can delegates to the conference wits mado
today, but Justice Lumur of tho" United
States supremo couit and Frederick W.
Lchmann of St. Louis, former solicitor
general, mentioned as two or the possible
delegates, conferred with President Wil
son. It was thought the delegates would
bo named not later than Monday.
Secretaries Bryan and Garrison con
ferred with the president, but declined n
discuss military or diplomatic develop
ments. Secretary Daniels, th,u third mem
ber of tho cabinet directly Interested in
the Mexican situation, was on tho presi
dential yacht Mayflower,- which Joined
wiu itinera:, snip, xiioninna, wun uq marine
and bluejacket dead from Vera Crux off
the Virginia capes yesterday. Tho two
ships were steaming to New York yes
terday. With possible hindrances to mediation
from the l'uerto Moxlco Incident, the de
lay In tho departure of tho Huerta dele
gates and the protest of General Huerta
about alleged violation of the armistice
understanding cleared away or in
process of disappearance, the South
American medlatois, it Is understood, see
nothing on the horizon to check the be
ginning of the mediators' formal proceed
ings May 18.
Seems Satisfied.
Huerta, as far as was known, had ex
pressed no dissatisfaction with the reply
of the United States to his protest, and
the actual departure of the delegates waa
taken as an earnest of his serious Inten
tion to proceed with mediation. Ills del
egates are expected to come to Washing
ton from Key West or Galveston and ar
rive here about tho middle of next week;
They, of course, will have safo conduct
through tho American lines at Vera
Cruz.
Tho possibility that they may bo of
fered passage on an American warship
from Vera Cruz, communications by mer
chant ships being uncertain, was men
tioned. The three South American mediators.
It is now understood, probably will not
leave Wathlngton for Niagara Falls until
next Saturday, arriving thero only on the
eve of tho opening of the conferences.
Charges d'affaires will be named, it Is
understood, for two. If not three, of the
missions, whose chiefs will be absent
from their posts to conduct the mediation
proceedings.
Cull Upon llrynii,
Tho threo envoys held their customary
sessions and also called upon Sec
retary Bryan. Preparations for tho con
ference are believed to bp virtually com
pleted, but no announcement waa given
out during the day. Among the sugges
tions sent to the mediators for the so
lution of the Mexican tangle is a printed
pamphlet from a promlnont Mexican re
viewing the entire situation and propos
Ing the convocation of a congress of
peace.
Throughout the day the War depart
ment completed Its preparations for army
movements, Including the reinforcement
of General Funston at Vera Cruz, should
necessity arise, Twelve transports were
arranged for, and tho men were working
night nnd day to convert the chartered
merchantmen at the points of embarka
tion to accommodate the soldiers, horses,
guns and supplies. Orders to the, Fourth
and Sixth brigades at Texas City, the
remainder of the Second division, to o
ready to reinforce General Funston at
any moment, were given, but Secretary
Garrison said no orders had yet been Is
sued for their dispatch. He said no ag
gressive measures were contemplated and
that any movement wnich might be or
dered would be dictated solely by caution.
Not InvndluK Force Yet.
Enthusiastic military men were con
vinced that tho troops now awaiting or
ders at Texas City were to be the van
guard of a force of at least 60.000 for the
invasion of Mexico, but cooler headed au
thorities in Washington gave no sign of
Intention to let the landing at Vera Crus
slip Into a general campaign against
Mexico, for the present at leant.
A brief war scare at Tat oma, Wash ,
where a troop of cavalry of the state na-
Itlonal guard was ordered out presumably
for war serre, faded quickly when It
U'ontlnued on Page Two.)
Effect
MOTHER'S DAYI& DECREED
Bill Hurried Through Senate and
Executive Gives Approval.
MOVE STARTED BY BURKETT
Former Senator Snbject to Much
Jestlnir When lie Urired It, lint
Nnw (lOvernment Will TnUe
Official Notice.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 10. (Special
Telegram.) President. Wilson's procla
mation, today that Mother's Day will bo
annually observed on .tho second Sunday
(n-'Iny 'completes 'ivhatjwnsybegu'rjbyj
a qorasKan, ex-ncnator .aimer jacou
Burkctt nnd 'it must bo a good deal of
satisfaction-. to him to seo the pendulum
swinging back to common sense and n
deep appreciation of what tho mothers
have done for the world.
It Is not such n far cry to the tlmo
when Senator Burkctt Introduced a bill
making Mother's Day one of annual ob
servance on the part of the nation by
th'j raising of flags on nil the govern
ment buildings and by public proclama
tion calling on all the people, to display
the flag at their homes or other suitable
places on the second Sunday In May, "as
a public expression of our love and
reverence tor tho mothers of our
country."
When this bill was Introduced It cre
ated no end of good nnturpd badinage,'
some of tho moro unnpprcclatlvo states
men In both tho senato and house 'at
that tlmo going so far as to proposo
as a counterpart of "Mother's Dny,"
"Father's Day," Grandmother's Day,"
"Mother-in-law's Duy," and other Uko
ludicrous suggestions.
Yesterday, however, tho sonato passed
the bill, which had previously passed tho
house, championed by Its author, Repre
sentative J. Thomas Hcflln of Alabama,
and passed It In record tlmo without a
siiccch and without a roll call.
President Wilson completed tho legis
lative .requirements by attaching his
name to tho measure and as Allrccted
by tho act Issued a proclamatlo that
tomorrow, tho second Sunday In May
eliall be recognized throughout tho United
States as Mother's Day.
Assistant Secretary of tho Treusury
Byron Newton sent telegrams to tho
custodians of all public buildings through
out the country directing them to display
the American flag on federal buildings
tomorrow, May 10, In accordance with tho'
president's proclamation.
Thus docs formor Senator Burkctt even
at this lato day como In for the honor
that Is his due for having Inaugurated
thlo well deserved und beautiful tribute
to motherhood, a suggestion for which
ho was at the time he originated It, prac
tically "laughed out of court," by his
fellow solons.
Young Woman Weds;'
Surprises Parents
Because they wanted to get married and
their wedding was opposed by the girl's
purents on account of her youth, Miss
Sylvia Norris, IS years of age, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George R Norris, 4303'
Burdette street, and Ntd Ray, 19 years of
age, a Union Pacific machinist, eloped
to Logan, Iu., Saturday noon.
This information was made public by
Roy Norris, the young woman's brother,
who said her family expected tho young
couple to return this morning as man
and wife.
Their clopcmt-nt at this time was a com
plete surprise to relatives nnd friends,
who knew that they had known each
other for two years, since meeting at the
Peru State Normal school, but had not
anticipated a runaway marriage.
The young man lives at Twenty-first
and Sprague streets.
' When! 4Joes to Slurket,
STKLLA, Neb., May 10. John Lampe. a
German farmer, living west Of Howo.
marketed 4,(0 bushels of wheat here this
w.-tk Most of the old wheat holdings
have been cleared out, preparatory to
homing Wheat farmers believe this will
be one of the largest crops harvested In
this part of the countr)
of Ships' Firing at Santa Cruz
Little Giant Pressed
to File for Governor
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., May 10.-(8pe-clal
Telegriim.)-lt was said today by a
close personal friend of Chairman W. H.
Thompson of the democratic statev com
mittee that every mall Is bringing In let
ter to him urging him to enter tho race
for the nomination for governor at once
and thus settle the uncertainty In the
minds of many democrats.
Mr. Thompson hus bo far refused and
still declines to commit himself, but close
democratic friends g'lve the, impression
that domethlng more definite Is likely to
bo known very. , soon.
NEWSPAPER JEN ARRESTEfi
Correspondents and Photographer
Taken to Jail in Mexico City
THREE OF PARTY ARE FREED
One Amerlenn Reins; Held for Invrs
IlKntlon Ttlen Tnken Into Cus
tody ns They Arrive from
' Vem Cms.
VERA CRUZ, May 10. Walter C. Whlf
fen, correspondent of tho Associated
Press, Sutton, a photographer for the
Washington Post, Oliver M. Huoffcr, a
correspondent of the London Kxpross nnd
another English correspondent named
Rourke, were arrested by tho Mexican au
thorities at Moxjco City on Thursday
evening. They h'od Just nrrlvcd from
Vera Cruz, and tho police were waiting
with couches when tho truln drew Into
the statlfiii.
They were taken to tho Jail under
guard. Tho two Englishmen were at once
released, nnd the officer who arrested
them was reprimanded. Whlffen Inter
was released, Sutton was held for In
vestigation. Sutton carried a camera, which was
confiscated. He showed u correspondent's
ciedontluls signed hy Rt-ur Admiral
Badger, but this had no effect.
Rebels Admire the
Mules and Horses
of American Army
JUAREZ, Moxlco, May lO.-The appear
ance of the American troops now on the
liorder, as shown in tho military parade
held In El Paso yesterday, was the chief
topic of conversation today amdng tho
offlcera of Gonerul Fidel Avlla's consti
tutionalist command.
"What beautiful horses and what fine,
fat mules," was the envious and uni
versal comment, but the constitutionalist
officers Immediately qualified their ad
miration by tho statement that . the
American horses would bo of little uso in
Mexico,
"They are used to threo mculs a day,"
they said. "Whero would you get three
such meals as they are accustomed to-in
Moxlco?" They declared the Mexican
horses were used to foraging for them
selves and were largely, grass-fed and
could live and work In a country where
an American horse would starve.
When asked, "What about the men?"
a shrug was the only answer.
O'CONNOR IS URGED FOR
FEDERAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY
SlOl'X CITY, la., May 10. It Is reported
that the president hus received from the
uttorney general the recommendation of
Frank A. O'Connor of New Hampton to
be appointed United States attorney for
tho northern district of Iowa and the
nomination Is expected to be sent to the
senate soon.
NO LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE
ON WEST MEXICAN COAST
ON BOARD UNITED STATES BAT
TLESHIP CALIFORNIA. Mazatlwn May
8. (By Wlroloss to San Diego, May 3.)
By order of Huerta lighthouse service on
the west roast of Mexico has been uban
doned and the coast last night was In
darkness.
WAR COST 1SJW0 MILLIONS
House Receives Estimates of Ex
penses of Mexican Scrap.
NO REFERENCE TO ARMY PLANS
Lnrirest Item Is Nearly Fifteen Hun
drcd Thonmiiiil, Which Is for
Transportation of I. nnd
Forces,
WASHINGTON MaM0.-The first big
mumorandutn, of expense on account of
tho Mexican crisis sent to congress was
submitted yestertlaivwien the. house re
Ivjsd. estimates, aggregating $3,701,327 for
pay, subsistence, supplies, horses, . bar
rackK, . transportation and engineering
work for troops now at Vera Cruz and on
tho Mexican bonier. The memorandum
briefly says that "tho necessity for these
deficiency estimates could not have been
foreseen when previous estimates were
submitted." There is no reference to
army plans. Congress was asked to
mako the appropriation Immediately.
Tho largest item Is Sl.483,074 for trans
portation of the army, which la addK
tlcnal to WI6.371 estimated on March 17.
This nmount ,tho War department says,
lo required to cover the expense' of
moving troops, of keeping certain trans
ports In commission, chartering of ves
sels, purchaso of coal and water and of
stevedoring In connection with chartered
vessels and the purchaso of additional
draft and pack animals, required for
proper equipment of troops In the field.
For horses for cnvalry, artillery, engi
neers, etc., tho War department asked
$4(j(i,S25, which Is for purchase of mounts
to replace unserviceable animals and to
equip tho troops to tho authorized
strength. Tho other Items nre pay of
tho arm, Sl,Cea, which Is additional to
1.7&9.000 deficiency cstlmoted submitted
In March; subsistence of the arm, m;
8a. which Is additional to 703,7&3 esti
mated In March and now "required for
purchaso of subulstcnco stores for troops
In tho field and In Mexico," regular
quartermaster supplies, J156,990; Incidental
expenses of quartermaster's department,
00,ow; barracks and quarters, M,000, and
water and sowers at military posts, IIS.WO.
Americans Ordered
to Leave Tampico;
Rebel Assault Near
WASHINGTON, May lO.-At 12:15 this
morning, acting Secretary of the Navy
Roosevelt Instructed Rear Admiral Mayo
to remove all Americans front Tampico
and vicinity becauso of tho danger from
the Impending uttuck upon tho city ' by
the constitutionalist forces. He was or
dered to advise the American consulur
force there to co-operate with him.
Rear Admiral Mayo at Tampico reported
late last night that the constitutionalists
wore preparing to make a desperato ef
fort to capture that port at once from
th Mexican federal troops.
Admiral Mayo said he was In receipt of
rullablo Information that the constitution
alists were ready to bombard that port
as soon as their artillery Is placed In po
sition and that It was reported tho rebel
forces numbered more than G.OOj mn.
The admiral said the rebel leaders, the
report iald, had requested all Ameri
can citizens to bo removed from Tampico,
the constitutionalist leaders basing their
request t'pon the fear that Americans in
the city would be In danger of maltreat
ment by the federals.
FREE SEEDS PROVISION
STRICKEN OUT OF BILL
WASHINGTON, May lO.-Provlelon for
free distribution of seed was stricken
from the agricultural bill by the senate
today after a vigorous debate. Senator
Kenyon said ho thought the farmers of
this country objected to the sending of
seed to them by congressmen as a "cheap
attempt to curry favor." The action was
denounced as false economy by Senator
Warren,
Advocates of seed distribution expect
that & provision will be put In the measure
in conference, as has been done many
times before.
h
HUERTA WILL LAY
CITY LOW BEFORE
HE TAKES FLIGHT
Dictator Has Mined All Publio
Buildings and Will Stand While
His Capital Does.
BELIEVED TO BE IRRESPONSIBLE
Thought to Be Seeking to Provoko
U; S. by Showing Contempt.
HIS ENEMIES DRAWING CLOSER
Refugees Certain Great Explosion is
Near at Hand. .
CENSORSHIP 18 VERY RIGID
No Information Allowed to Get Out
if Can Be Prevented.
BAD PLACE FOR NEWS SEEKERS
Foreigners I.envliiR- Are JVot Allnrreil
to Take Any Papers Alonsr
that Mlirht Tell of Con
ditions, VERA CRUZ. Mexico, May 10. -All nt
tcntlon on the main situation has turned
to the condition of affairs In Mexico
City, where the next scene In the lntir
nutlonul drnma Is looked for by many
American and foreign observors,
Tho outside world knows little of what
Is really going on there. It Is Impossible
for any correspondent In the capital to
t send any but a closely censored re
port. Those from the outside, who ven
tun Into the city and most of these aro
foreigners, who go protectedy by pass
portssen evidence of such a tense situ
ation that they do not think It sate to
remain long.
Rcfugceo who arrived at Vera Cruz to
dny nnd foreigners who have ventured
to penetrate Huerta's stronghold, describe
the capltul as surcharged with Intetua
apprehension and despite Huerta's ap
parent confidence and the pursuit of thu
dally routine aro signs of undercurrent
of nmbltlons with which tho cauldron
Is boiling. To those who would bring
to tho world a true picture of conditions
thero the capital Is practically a for
bidden city.
Protected by Carden,
, One .traveler, who returned, . today njy
sorted that L6uls Dantln, the only Ameri
can remaining nt - tile embassy,, when
Chargo O'Shaughnessy and his staff de
parted, had been seized by agents of
Huerta and was in danger of execution
when the British minister, Sir Lolnel
Garden, interfcrred and obtained his re
lease, glVIng him protection In the Brit
ish legation.
The arrest of Walter O. Whlffen, corre
spondent of tho Associated Press and a
Washington newspaper photogropher, A.
"X Sutton, and their detention while two
ftngllshmen who were arrested with them,
wero promptly released has been taken
as nn added evidence. of Huerta's con
tempt for Americans. Whlffen was later
released. ' Reports are current that ifuerta.
Is thus Heeklng to force an outside con
flict and there 1h a well authenticated re
port that h6 has mined the national
palace, tho postorflco, the department nt
communications and other public build
ings.
Troops Flotrer of Army.
One man has been residing In Mexico
City estimates Huerta's force there aa
probably not more than 9,000 with no
Ureal supply of artillery nnd little am
munition. The troops about him, however,
nre described ns tho flower of tho army.
Zaputa, ufter u successful attack on
Cuernavnca, Is reported to have moved,
his forces to AJukco, on the side of tho
volcano of the same nome, on a few mllea
distant from the capital. The northern
rebels are meeting with less and less
resistance from the discouraged federal
commanders, inuny of whom have been
called Into the city by Huerta.
The Impression among most military
men, especially nil the residents of the
capital Is that the world will not havo
long to wait for the final chapter In tho
strugglo between Huerta and his enemies.
Several of the diplomatic corps, headed
by the Spanish minister, arq reported to
havo called on President Huerta a few
days ago and to have urged him not to
subject the city to a bombardment, but
to lend his troops outside and there to
make his stand. Huerta, according to
this report, protested, but the Spanish
minister Is said to have Insisted that un
lesH he consented the minister would de
mand his passports. Huerta finally
agreed, but reserved the right to retreat
to the capital.
t Hospltnls Crowded.
Trains from tho north are said to be
bringing from the capital almost every
day large numbers of wounded. The hos
pitals are crowded and It is asserted
here by tho hospital service men con-
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The Call of
the Garden
These are the days when the
little birds aro cheeping "Come
Out in the Garden." But gar
dening is not all play. The cor
rect implements, however,
make for fewer blisters, what
about a wheelbarrow, lawu
mower, heldge trimmer, shovel.
spade, rake, nose, nose-reel.
sprinkler, grass-trimmer or a
lawn roller? The advertising
news Iu The Bee quotes these
very necessary garden tools at
a reasonable price. Do yon
read the ads? Does this talk re
mind you of the tough cutting
last summer with that anti
quated grass-chewer of yours?
BUY A LAWN MOWER.

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