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diness and warmer to-day)
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VOL. LXXXI. NO. 237.
ALL MEXICO AROUSED AGAINST U. S.; RIOTING IN CAPITAL
AND FIGHTING ON BORDER; BATTLE AT VERA CRUZ EXPECTED
First Border Fight Expected
to Lead to General
WAR FEVER SPREADS
Anti-American Feeling Is
Reported From the
CHAFE AT DELAY
Policy of Waiting Inspires
Fear That Action Will
Come Too Late.
FRANCE BEADY TO MEDIATE
Ambassador Informally Offcr9
Services of His Country
to Secretary Bryan.
The unrest along the Mexican
border last night was the most
serious phase of the Mexican
Federals destroyed the town of !
Nuevo Laredo and fired on Amer
ican troons in Laredo across the
line. They attempted to dyna-!
mite the international bridge
after burning the American con
sulate. Gov. Colquitt of Texas said
that if conditions did not improve
he would have 10,000 Texans in
arms waiting at the Rio Grande.
Five Federal soldiers were
killed and a number wounded
when the United States regulars
in Laredo returned the Mexican
Nelson O'Shaughnessy, the
American Charge d'Affaires at
Mexico city, arrived safely in
Vera Cruz last night. With him
were the embassy staff and a
number of American families.
All Mexico is aflame against the
United States and serious rioting
has imperilled the lives of all
Americans who have been unable
Admiral Fletcher reports that
126 Mexicans were killed and 195
wounded in the fighting at Vera
Cruz. The city is now peaceful,
but the fleet is feeding all citizens,
the Federals having run out of
Japanese in Mexico city pa
raded the streets with flags and
flaming torches, crying "Death to
Fear is felt for Americans in
the capital owing to the increase
Gen. Villa was still at Juarez
last night, uttering protestations
of friendship to the United States.
Carranza is reported to be plan
ning to withdraw his note to Sec- j
The Kiith Brigade sailed from
Galveston to Vera Cruz.
The War Department has re
ceived information that the ap
pearance of United States war
ships off Mexican seaports would
be the signal for an uprising
against American residents.
Refugees of all nations con
tinue to pour out of Mexico.
BORDER FIGHTING EXPECTED.
"Miiuion 1 1 mm of UruttliiK III
rlfr In .orthrrn Slfiloo.
WtsiiiM.ioN, April 24. The moM
"uie p,iM of tho Mexican Nltuutlou
' '!' Wat tin- cvldcnco of uprisings
" 'I ii cruwiui: war uplrlt iiIoiik Iho
5I"X Iiunlur. Ttio blowhiB up of
'if iii'rk'iiii Ciuisulntc nnil tho burn-
IliK ' f Mther Allli'l'ldlll liUlldltlliH lit
-ii'.) I iircilo, follovHl by mi cx-
"i'i.'e ii siinis bctweeu int .it!Xicun
'"" ' ' "is mid tin; Unllttl HtiitoH
I nr. ,., rociinlcil lit'ri) to-ulclit iih
11 ' J' i lieyinnlinr of bc'ciich of violence
Oi ll'llllill'll Ml'Xlt'O.
' I r ' ' Mi-vied city word reached the
I lei i iiih.iii iii.iilelit thut rlntlns
on Mini tho spirit of unro.st
t 'ini'iii .i rnplilly RrutrliiK.
1 i i' purls of Mexico ciiino re
I' a niplilly iIovelopltiK war
(.Vmtliimvl on Fourth
BORDEK points considered of primo Importance include: Ensenada, In Lower California, only
a few miles south of tho lino.whcro rioting occurred yesterday and tho American Consulate
was attacked; Nogales and Naco, near the Arizona border, in Constitutionalist territory,
whero disturbances have already occurred; El Paso, Tex., opposite Juarez, where Villa holds
sway; Ojinaga, south of Murfa, Tex., where tho rebels defeated Huerta'a troons.'who fled across
tho line into tho United States; EbrIo Pass, where several border raids have occurred; Laredo, on
MEXICANS BURN BORDER CITY:
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SBBSllr Soldiers Guarding ' j2ffc BELWt
Panama Canal Locks S&JL&
HM;v!Bji Sptctal Cable IXtixUch to The 9cs. JMhaW KB? M
Wyii' soldiers tho Tenth Infantry waa B!LLLLLiL LLVLWtJ
, taKE'' tnc locks at both ends tTLt LLBBLLLLLLLh LLLt
WfJ' W3!v tnu cannl to-night. There Is no pres. VSfi bbbbbbbbbbI LLy
Ntwr? mtSSmK,- I fnt danger an but Gov. AJ HBbbbbbL wZZ
I. K3BBjjt'T Goo,hn,H to be jtfwBS& S I
1 1 IBhtaTiLLLLKc III si. rH, LLbbbbbbbbLI 1 1 1 LB
Hilln'i Plant killed one man try!nK to approach SMi KJLKB il HI
jk--'-,'''' to without Sjjl R? '
iVtt.V " v:,-.'?-K..T'?-iay. I ( foundation and no shots struck in the 'tSivSm
I I ' ' central tinrt nf thn rllv. A VBBBBkLitT IBBBBBBBBBbW
Capt. Howard, in command
Eleven Federals Arc Killed
in Itcttirn Firo
Laredo. Tex., April H. With at least
eleven Mexican Federal soldiers killed
and moro than a score wounded, with
destruction by dynamite evident In
every section nnd with a black pall of
smoke heightened by (lames In count
less places hovering over a town de
stroyed by tire, Nuevo !nredo, Just
across the Rio Grande from this city,
presented to-niKht a spectacle of desso
latlon and ruin.
Dynamite and the torch succeeded
each other in their destructive work In
Nuevo Iaredo after the Kdeerals, re
pulsed In several attempts to blow up
the International Railroad brldRe,
turned their nttentlon to their own
town. Every building devoted to public
use and dozens of private stores and the
larger residences, a convent and a
church were razed and tho work of
destruction was made more certain by
liberal use of kerosene.
The Federal troops, with few excep
tions, left after completing their task,
tho larger number fleeing in trains.
Whole City Aflame.
Before dashing south the Federal
troops prepared n general conflagra
tion, the fires, which were lighted at the
moment of departure, n'snumlng giant
proportions within lesa than five
minutes. Many of the houses were of
stono or adobo nnd In ordinary circum
stances would not readily burn, but
keroseno and other combustibles had
been used, causing every house fired
to burn rapidly, Tho tower on which
machine guns had been used during the
flRhts in January flared up .Ike a torch
when the match was applied,
Tho flrst signal which drew the at
tention of tho people of Laredo to the
city acrosM tho river was tho sound of
rifle flro as tho train was pulling out.
Tho Mexlcuns flred at the American sol
diers at Fort Mcintosh and the flro was
returned nt onco by tho Americans.
Smoke waa seen Issuing from many
buildings around tho centrnl plaza. Tho
municipal building and the American
Consulate nro on opposite sides of tho
plaza and they, ns well as the post ofllee
building next uoor, Dugan miming
llousr Illown to lMrcra.
A few minutes later flames issued
from tho windows and roofs of several
other buildings and a loud explosion was
heard, ono of tho houses being blown
to bits. Crowds hastily withdrew.
Tho troops nt Fort Mcintosh wero Im
mediately ordered out and the people
were driven back from tho river bank
on this side when tho American sol
diers deployed. A machine gun platoon
at Fort Mcintosh went Into action and
several Mexicans fell. Several attempts
were made to blow up the Mexican end
of the International Rrldgc, nnd a sharp
shooter on top of a water tower at the
YORK, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1914. Copyrioht, 114,
Crane the Infantry said sWHHMS8 H
a the city, particularly IIHM
section thn American wltKB B
would le kept up and 9H9W f
would be taken BBBtaBBBBBBLB TFT
Federals left behind to - ' .
tlnlsh the of the HMB'FH
In Nuevo I .a redo one the SyV K'IVtf't.aB "
The main of Federals -HqMI' B ' .a
camp three tho 'VjHjK rC' "
REPORTS LAREDO ATTACK.
firn. IIIU Tell War Department ot
Washington-, April 24. The War De
partment gave out to-night the following
reiKirt of u telephone conversation which
Adjt.-CSeu. IIIUs at Kort Sam Houston had
this afternoon with the United States com
manding olllcer at Iiredo:
"At 1 :30 P, M. thirty-two cars of Fed
eral soldiers camo Into Nuevo Laredo. At
2 o'clock several explosions blew up car
shops, custom house, flour mills and other
"At 2 :30 a detachment of cavalry moved
slowly west from the town. Think they
were tho destructive party. Col. Crane
moved two bntterles Into Laredo to satisfy
citizens and protect bridges."
The following was received at 3i58 I.
M. by Oen. lillss and forwarded to the
"During the evacuation of Neuvo La
redo our patrol nt railway bridge was
llr'd on. Klre was returned and Mcxl
cans d sappeareO.
r.en. llllss added:
"I think there Is no significance In this
10,003 MILITIAMEN ON BORDER.
Ciov. Colquitt Preimrfu to I'rotret
Line With Htntr Troops.
Austin, Tex., April 24, (Jov. Colquitt
expects to havo not less than 10,000
State troops on duty along the Itln Uriimle
border within the next ten days, If lh
condition of the Mexican situation docs
Ho sent the llrst regiment of tho National
Guard to Ilrownsvllle to-day nnd It will
be followed by four more regiments, which
will be stationed at other points on the
Ilcsldes this force the home guard com
panies now being organized will aggregate
more than (1,000 In number. Every man
on the frontier Is being armed and the
supply of guns and ammunition In many
of tho towns Is already exhausted.
BRIGADE OFF FOR BORDER.
KlKlitli. Coiiimadded hy trrn. Per
hliiWi l.ruvra Hnn Francisco,
Han Fhancisco, April 24, Three regi
ments of Infnntry, the Sixth, Twelfth and
Sixteenth, comprising the KIghth Ilrlgade,
commanded by llrlg.-flen. John J. Per
shlng, left San Francisco to-day for the
Two troops of the First Cavalry left
Monterey at daybreak for Calexlco to Join
Five companies of Coast Artillery teft
the Presidio last night for Tecate, thirty
six miles from San Diego.
The Twelfth Infantry, which has been
In cump at Palo Alto, arrived In San
Francisco before daybreak this morning.
tIKKKN HTK1PK HOOTCH
NOW IN NON-IIEK1I.LAHLU UOTTLES.
ANOJCW USUEH CO.. Edinburgh. Aiv,
(3E.NERAX. FEOPOOA. QuiNTANO dnd OEM El? AX MIGUEL
ALVArtEZ. in CHARGE e FEDERALS NUEVO LA.t2.EDO.
EL PASO IS WELL FORTIFIED
AGAINST ATTACK BY REBELS
Residents Purchase Arms and Military Commander
Is in ChargeEighth Infantry on Way to
Border Town From California.
lit. Paso, April 2). The precautions
taken last night to preierto the pcaco In
Kl Paso and Ju.irez were duplicated to
night. ll.n... n t : .. i . t i . .mi . I
......r., lU.H- , ,,,. n)W ,,, ri.lHl mly ljK., mtHI.y
manded Kl Paso and Juare from the lnovemem , long as the Juarez garrison
hilltops, nnd Infantry nnd cavalry I U not largely augmented, mlllt.-uy and
patrolled the Ktreets nnd kept guard over l civil olllclals consider that It would be In
the water works reservoir, tho gas and , mlllclent to deal with Incendiarism,
electric light plants and tin. business sec- I .Muym- c. h, Kelly and Sheriff Peyton J.
tlon of the city general The flgnul imwuiiIh. who .ire taking the lend In the
corps established a camp and a "liuz -
ser" on tho lawn of the court house this
evening. Messages went liUin from It
before the curious crowds for O. A. 1'.
llatlleld, who lommands tho United
States border patrol and maintain! head
quarters In tho City Hull, across tho
street from the court house. All points
In the city aro In touch with tho Colonel
by wlro or wireless.
At midnight tho military forcs were
augmented by tho arrival of Hattcry H,
Third Field Artillery, fiom San Antonio.
Tho guns wero Immediately detrained
nnd prepared for action If necessary.
This gives Kl P.iso eight three Inch guns,
and they aro considered ample to copo
with any artillery the rebels might mus
ter In Juurcx In tl.o event of trouble.
So far as known no aillllery and' no ad
ditional rebel troops have been bi ought to
Juarcx. Tho rebel garrison thero numbers
about 1,000 men, while them aro oer
2,000 Ameilcnn troops In Kl Paso, but
part of them havo to conllne their duties
to guarding 6,000 Hueitn soldiers, held
prisoners at Fort llllss slnco their pre
cipitate flight from the rebels at OJIuag.t
several months ago.
Infantry llrlaade tin 'mr.
Speeding toward Kl Paso from Califor
nia are three regiments of Infantry, con
stituting the KIghth Ilrlgade, under Ilrlg.
(len. John J. Pershing. Tho command of
the border patrol and tho Kl Puso situa
tion will fafl to the lot of Oen. Pershing
by tht Bun Printing and PubHtMno AttociaUon.
the American side, directly opposite Nuevo Laredo, which town was evacuated yesterduy by tho
Mexican Federals, who before leaving sot flro to all public, buildings and later engaged In a fight
with tho United Suites border patrol; this Is also tho town where the raid to recover tho body of
Clcmento Vergara was made; finally, all along tho lino from Ntiovo I.iredo to the coast, whero
several towns aro still held by tho Federals and fighting Is reported almo.it daily. All tlioso points
are shown on the map, together with all tho United States forts from coast to coast.
FIGHT U. S.
on his arrival here, which will bo some
With this number of troops In tho city
military and civil olllclals will titeuthe
f.l.Hlor. Willi llifrit Ik :l Kllflli'lent fnrc
, eM ,,ri.,mn,)n for ,ir,.M.rvlng onler In
Kl I'aMi, Hint their famllleH fiom the city
to-day Siveral other families have left,
but genei.illy no biich alarm Is felt. The
sending of (Jen, Pershing's Infantry bri
gade heie has served greatly to quiet most
f ea 1 1.
The rebels made no efforts to-day to ox
port any ammunition, as they had been
Informed In advance that the embargo
went on lust night, it is no secret that
Villa stopped lighting at Torreon In order
to await tho arrival of additional am
munition, and It Is known that, If trouble
comes, tho rebel army will bo without
much with which tu tight.
Tho lebeN hae plenty of rllles and a
Urge supply of llclilpieces, but the can
non are ot Kuropean manufacture and the
rebels have been unable to get ammuni
tion except from Kurope. They attempted
to manufacture It In Chihuahua, but
failed, itltle ammunition has been bought
In tile United States, but with nil ports
closed against the rebels from this sec
tion 1'nlted States military men figure
that they could not fight long.
o MiiiUKKllnv Posslblr.
Oroxco's campaign against Madero
failed at Torreon for lack of ammunition,
and while the embargo was on then. It
was not so strict as to prevent all smug
gling, In the present Instance, In case of
armed conflict between the United Slates
und the rebels, smuggling of ammunition
would be an offence punishable by death,
CAPT. LEE in COMMAND
l arc r-
and I'mted Statu, m'l t,ir ofilclaN b-
Uep that the tmhargo uould be prac
tically absolute At pr.emt the Itlo
Grande Is running bank full ami under
ordinary rntnllttuns should cnunu o
for thirty or slty d.ii This Is a regu
lar annual spring time oceunence slinul
tnneousb with the nnltinir of the moun
tain snotti. As long as the river is high
smuggling Is pr.ictleally Ituposidtile.
Americans eontlnue to arm themselves.
To-day was a it petition "f esteid:iy at
the ammunition spins. In ones nnd twn.
and ilu7.ens. Americans tiled into ammuni
tion stores and ratne out with lilies, pis.
tols, riot guns and ammunition. On or
ders of Mayor Kelly, the ammunition
houses ceased to nil to foreluiiei s, nu.
permitted Americans to buy all they eould
carry. In some Instances detective
watched eertaln suspected ammunition
dealers In the main part of the cit to
see that no aims weie sold to Mevlmus.
In truth It must be .salil that tin re
has not been the slightest Indication of
trouble from any of the Mexicans in I'.l
Paso, As a matter of fact, they wete
never so respectful or polite. It is not
so much the people who lu litre as th"
rebels In Juarez and the l'uderal pilscm
ers now Interned here that the Kl Pas)
residents fear There has been consid
erable talk of a petition to the l'nlto.1
State" to rmuit the prisoners from Kl
Paso to somo Interior point, where, with
out sympathetic friends of the same na
tionality, they would have no chance of
securing amis ami no Incentive to make a
break for liberty
Itefugees continue t" anlve III large
numbers. Villa Is furnishing trains ai
fast as possible to areummodate foiclgners
desiring to leae Mextean ternton, and
foreigners generally are hastening to
comply with the oulers ot tlulr consuls
to get to the border .is soon as possible.
NEW APPEAL FR0l ENSENADA
Mtiintliin U 'r It It'll I Hurt
hips It ii Ii t' tl In tld,
Kan Diruo, Aptll :t -More warships
aro rushing to Knst n.uia, Lower Cali
fornia. An official report from the Moni
tor Cheyenne at Kiiscn.ida rec. ed b
wireless tills i enlng states that another
iiuthieak was imminent, as the Mcvtciu
authorities cannot contiol the antl-Am.Ti-can
dcmousti alloti which started last
Consul i J 1 1 v a 1 1 1 anil about "on Ameri
cans nte still bottled up In the consulate.
The guns of the chevenne a.., trained
upun thn Mexican village, while on the
beach the Federal soldiers have eu -
trenched themselves hopitm to prevent
any landing In can. such Is attempted.
A 7 o clock to-night I. lent. Heron, com
mander of the Cheyenne, was Instructed
to protect American lives nt any cost, and
If It became necessary to tako and hold
The torpedo Meet tetiibr Iris is now
rushing to Kuseiiiiila to assist tho Chey
enne. The Hrltlsh ship Algerlun Is In
Kuseiiada harbor leady to tako on
Two American vessels, probably ocean
launches, have been seized by the Mcxl.
can authorities mar Mazatlan, according
to reports received to-day by naval an-
thorltles, and Admiral T. II. Howard at
Mazatlan has been oidered to make a fu!'.
REBELS ATTACK TAMPIC0.
Frdrrnl (iiinliiiuU Are Ilefeiiillng I
City. A dm trill Mojo lleiiirls?-
Wasiiisoton, April 2B, Admiral I
lladuer ables late to-night
"Admiral Mayo reports by vMieie'thst.nU(.rta visited him on Wednesday
tin- rebels attacked Tamplco today'.Tho I tivi" .,,i .., .i it... . ,
Federal gunboats aro defeudlngtllii city
with their Buna."
PRICE TWO CENTS.
O'SImuffhnessy Safe at Gulf
P(rt With Staff and
GUNS AT E3BASSY
Maass Heads Big Force of
Federals 15 3Iiles
From Vera Cruz.
FOOT) SUPPLY IX
POUT IS DWINDLING
Bread Lines Kstalilished by
Fletcher 1". S. Bands
Play in Plazas.
OFFICIALS WON'T ItETTRN
llucrta Sends Machine Guns nnd
.Men to Defend Line
Kuerta Prepares Defence
of Line to Mexico City
WARiiiNirrox, !. C April 2B (Sat
urday). This bulletin was given out
by the Nnvy Department at 12:13
o'clock this morning:
"The Department Is In receipt of a
despatch from Vera Cruz in H:"f P.
At. yesterday stating that from an
authentic source Information had
been obtained that all Ktigllsh loco
motive engineers nf the Mexican
Hallway were arrested by Federal
authorities nnd imprisoned In a cigar
factory at Orizaba. The latest ad
vices aro that they have not lieen
"The American chief dispatcher at
Orizaba was alo arrested, but later
released, with admonition not to ap
proach the station. All locomotives
wTe placed In the hatiils of Mel
enns. who. it 'h belli vt d. cannot
handle tho cln.ss of motive power
operated on the mountains
"Oen. Navarette cuno as l it as
Catnarnn, sixty-four kilometers from
Vera Cruz, with on- coacn load of
men and a bo car loath d with
niafhlne guns anil mvessiry ex
plosives for blowing up bridges on
the MeNlcan railway, which nro
numerous, high nnd large mi this
lino, and In some places It Is Impos
sible to arrange a passage of traliii
by any other provisional means
"An unruly mob nmilo . nergetlc
efforts tu bum railway equipment of
tin- same railroad in Mexico city, but
was prevented by Federal soldiers.
This railroad is mobilizing all equip
ment possili,. at Aplzaco, "Sil Kilo
meters from Vera Cruz, tinder in
.qtrtirtltiOK from Federal t Io ernmpnt.
"The Toluiantopec Hallway was cut I
ami operation suspended on the 21st 1
nnd ?2d. lUIIMal.s of this railway '
promised thev might renew servica j
on the 23d. This Is unlikely." i
By DUDLEY HARMON.
Special correspondent of THE SUN
with Admiral Badger's fleet.
Vkua Cnvz, April 2-1. Nel
son O'Shaughnessy, the American
Charge d'Affaires at Mexico city,
who received his passports yes
terday from Oen. Iluerta, ar
rived here safely to-night with his
Charge d'Affaires O'Shaugh-
1 I1CSSV 111 ail HltcrVK'W lO-Illght
-aid that up to the time of leaving
' Mexico city he went by automo-
j bile throughout the capital with
out any hindrance and without
protection. Nevertheless he ad
vised all Americans to get out of
Mexico city on the train which
will be permitted to follow the
one on which he came.
Mr. O'Shaughnessy said he had
not been advised by the Ameri-
j can state Department of his re-
I .. ... .. . , . , .
Call. Ills IlfSt SHIVICO Oil 1 1lls
nn!ni .,,(( vvliicli 1m trot
I P,1I1U vv,ls ,l 10,t 11 ml
from the Mexican Government on
Wednesday. The note after in
forming him that he could have
his passports apologized for the
necessity of such action and ex
pressed I he most friendly senti
ments toward himself and the
i Amorii"iiw in Movicn lull s-iiil
i AmCllLUls in mtMCO, OUU SJIU
had been made neCCSSIirV l)V'
I., , . , .i . . i m ,
i the action Of the L nitOU States.
udiii.li uvi rli.plniwl tn lie "nn
M IIIV II l.v,t V
act of war."
Huerta Expressed Regret.
Senor Portillo y Ilojas, the
Foreign Secretary, and Presiilent
,njgH. .and expressed the most
mitodiy feelings for him. Presi-