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Reports of Killing of Americans
Also Arouse Officials
in Washington.
V >? ? _ ?_ . -
Naval Officers Instructed to Oirt
Asylum to Befngee
Consols. ? .
Ambassador da Otuna Bequests That
Brazilian Minister Ask for Release
of Thofcfe Hfeld et. Orizaba and
Z ?-TSJknn Off Train.
Prompt, aggressive action j
against Mexico City is forecasted j
in the activities of the Washing
ton government today.
The nearest approach to official
confirmation of this were state
ments toy Secretary Garrison that
the troops ordered to Vera Cruz
were going there "for duty" and'
by Secretary Daniels that a rnili- J
tary officer is to be in. command
at Vera Cruz.
Reliable sources of information
indicate that the campaign plans
contemplate that United States
troops will be sent inland to Mex
ico City. Army engineers now
are arranging for this movement.
The object of this expedition is
the capture or expulsion of Gen.
Huerta and his adherents and the '
protection of the American col- i
ony reported to be in grave dan
gerpf mob violence. Such an ex
pedition undoubtedly would be
under the command of Gen. Fun
stoo, now on his way to Vera
Vera Cruz the Base.
War be f0rced "P? this govern
ment it was pointed out. the base of
is rmdy to sen a in department
uttmSTZ. , ,n ^ army of 20 Dun to
? and to the foreS to
der. UeSree aIon* the Mexican^
? Murders Not Confirmed.
m^Tr5,,0f ,thc kiIlins of American, by
frm^lh^ aty ha" e not f'?en con
,, are Crcdite<1 b>' some officials
hite others, including Secretary Bryan'
% fjjjrasasssjs, sek
2ry*au*h" aS??"t
,here aroused administration
Are Taken From Train.
In an official report from Consul
Canada at \ era Cma the State Depart
TZrJ'"' 'f?rmed tod?>- that several
mTw ^.3 Wtre placed u"der arrest In
Slejdco City after being taken from
o'Sh^ssy'lnd hh"s XT'to\"f:
trata at the first station out of?M?aico
Secretary Daniels, at the rMn?? ??
vlmira?' f,ryan:J today ord^S^e^
Rear Admiraf Badge" cot*
leave trough
Confers With daGama.
While the authorities were exerting
'"<>? ?o get verification of
tin disquieting rer>orts from the Mexican
. .Pit*,, secretary of State Bryf? ^
R^?an ambassador,
-tr da Oama. over the arrest of Ameri
can, a, Orizaba and informed him that
he had requested the Brazilian diplo
Tor thf release of? theV" ericans"6 C?Uld
Officials Are Alarmed.
V" Wer,? much '*?rclsed
Americans in^Mexico""?^-""'^" ? ?'
"X*aUtiea ^ PointedTut"
i' d Ier*eRTtoVa,e the Pr<Sent "tu?tion
*! ? to arouse sentiment among
part of this government ?" th?
?&Ifo'b v.Xree%^daS^beh?c3
* t^
Bridges Are Menaced.
'-fliers -of both War and Xavy depart
"??nt, were concerned today over uTrl
port from Vera Cruz that a small Mexi
? anfone was prepared to blow up the
railroad bridges between Vera Cruz and
Mexico City.
jeuZSd' anrtth^t^rld8e8 COUld not be
n>i?c*a, ana temporary provision fnr
*rJLina by., then Would beimiJw
TleMetrJ ? Pl'a"S'0f th? Nav> and W^r
..r wl T>n, Kr po*"ibl' operations out
'he railroad anTTw^
?'3? ^
V& *?v.y Department believes that
fib# 4
the bridges, but It is Pointed out that
this would bo an act of war. This
probably would be the first move In case
war actually Is declared. Meantime the
naval forces in Vera Cruz must confine
their operations to that city and Its im
mediate environs.
Becruiting for Marine Corps. |
Secretary Daniels, through Maj. Oen.
Barnett. commandant of marines, to
day ordered the following retired Ma
rine Corps offlcers to special recruit
ing duty at these stations:
Capt F. M. Eslick of Gadsden, Ala.,
to St. Louts.
Capt R C. Walker of Mlddletown, J?.
T.. to Boston. _
Capt. D. W. B. Blake of Pass Chris
tian. Miss., to St. Paul.
Capt. H. T. Swain of Saratoga. Cal..
to Portland, Ore,
City Oflcials Hold Aloof.
Operations at Vera Crus. so far as the
pffldal bulletins given out at the Navy
Department indicate, are with snipe
shooter* and the efforts of Admiral
Fletcher to get the Mexican authorities
to aktume the responsibilities of the civil
government, in which, according to a
dispatch this morning, he has so far
telegram has been received from
Admiral Fletcher,- says a navy bulletin
issued just before noon. ' saying that,
? hilo no casualties have so far resnlted.
desultory shooting occurred in three.sec
tions of the. city during the ?f^f"
Itig much excitement and alarm among
the residents of Vera Crux. .
"Admiral Fletcher reports that he has
failed to persuade the federal and state
officials to continue in office and that all
efforts to re-establish civil government
have been .unsuccessful. The city council
at Its meeting yesterday considered the
proclamation Issued by Admiral Fletcher,
which was fully explained to them by a
prominent lawyer, who earnestly urged
co-operation by all patriotic citizens of
Vera Crux in order to secure resumption
of all functions of their civil government
by themselves for the preservation and
protection of their own interests. The
municipal officials delayed final action
and were Inclined to make withdrawal of
our forces from the city proper as a con
Mexico Turns to Spanish Ambassador
Announcement today by the Spanish
ambassador, Mr. Rlano. that Mexico had
turned its affairs in the United States
over to his government came as a sur
prise to officials here, the general ex
pectation having been that France would
be asked to act on Mexico's behalf. Fol
lowing reports from Madrid yesterday
that King Alfonso was willing to act
as mediator In the differences between
this government and Mexico, the selec
tion of Spain to look after the affairs of
Mexico was regarded with significance.
Although there have been several In
formal suggestions of diplomatic interven
tion from various quarters. It is declared
at the State Department that no formal
offers had been made nor were any
Senator Gallinger Would Bar
Them From Using Pan
ama Canal.
"If the American Congress Imposes foil
tolls on all American ships at Panama,
both In the eoastwiee and In the foreign
trade, why should not the American Con
gress also bar from the canal foreign
ships Whost tolls are paJfl In subsidy
from foreign governments T" demanded
Senator Gallinger- of New Hampefcire tn
the Senate today. He was addressing
himself to a resolution he Introduced pro
hibiting the use of the Panama canal by
subsidised foreign vessels.
Senator Qallinger road from various re
ports to show that the ships of Great
Britain. Russia. Austria. France and
other nations using the dues canal are
heavily subsidised. He also read reports
showing that these foreign nations, in
cluding Japan, wera making preparations
to subsidize vessels through the Panama
Held Only Way for Equality.
"Only by prohibiting foreign subsidized
ships from using the canal can the sem
blance of 'entire equality* be secured for
American ships." continued Senator Gal
"It will be a cruel discrimination
against American ships in the coastwise
trade to require them to pay tolls through
the Panama canal when the ships of
other nations will have their tolls paid
from the public treasury. But this is
not all there is to this question . There
is an evident purpose in the minds of
some public men to strike down the law
which has been in operation for nearly
100 years prohibiting foreign ships from
engaging in our coastwise traffic.
"Several bills have been introduced in
Congress recently with that end in view,
and utterances In the Senate have been
anything but encouraging to the friends
of American shipping.
"The chairman of the committee on
rules of the House has oilered a resolu
tion instructing the interstate commerce
commission to show how much more
cheaply British tramp steamers, manned
by Laskars and Chinese, can carry
freight between our Atlantic and Pacific
ports than can New England ships man
ned by American seamen. This is a
deliberate effort to prejudice a case
against American shipping."
Views of Other Senators.
Senator Gallinger alluded to statements
made by Senator Thomas of Colorado and
Senator Reed of Missouri In favor of
throwing open American mastwlse traf
flc to foreign vessels. He added: Their
statements leave no room for doubt in
regard to their purpose toward contin
uing the protection of our coastwise ship
ping. If the free tolls provision is to be
repealed, no subsidized ships, either do
mestic or foreign, should be allowed to
pass through the Panama canal.
"Senator Owen of Oklahoma manifestly
agreed to that proposition, for in answer
to a question that I propounded he
promptly replied, "I cannot agree to a
subsidy through the Panama canal to
any ship, either American or British, and
subsidized ships would not be permitted
to go through tjie canal.' "
In conclusion Senator Gallinger said.
"The American people will not be slow to
discover the discrimination against their
own ships If the free tolls are repealed
and no legislation against foreign subsi
dized ships be enacted. A wave of wrath
will inevitably follow any such grave dis
crimination against the American flag in
an American canal, and the American
people will feel that they have been be
trayed in the housfc of their friends."
american warships
Location of United States war
ships in Mexlqan waters as report
ed by the Navy Department at ?
o'clock last night:
Guaymaa?New Orleans.
Topolobampo ? Yorktown and
Mazajian?California, Raleigh and
'"saHna Crux?Annapolis and Den
v lTampico ? Connecticut, D e s
Moines. Dolphin, Birmingham,
Dixie. Henley, Drayton. McCall,
Warrington. Paulding, Amman,
Burrows, Patterson, Trippe, Fan
ning. Beale, Jarvis. Jenkins and
Jouett. . ,
Vera Cruz ? Arkansas. Florida,
Utah. Minnesota. Vermont, New
Jersey, New Hampshire. South
Carolina. Michigan, Louisiana.
?Prairie. Chester. San Francisco,
?Hancock. -Orion. Solace, Ontario,
.Sonoma, Patuxent and Arethusa,
$430,000,000 FUND
Secretary of Treasury Could
Raise Money Without Ap
peal to Congress.
In Power of Cabinet Officer to Di?
pose of Certificates of Indebted
ness for $200,000,000.
A special war fund of $430,000,000 could
be raised by the Secretary of the Treas- t
ury without recourse to Congress. In ad- j
dition to $230,000,000 of Panama canal i
bonds available for issue and sale to re
imburse the general fund for canal ex
penditures, authority vests now in the
Secretary of the Treasury to issue and
dispose of two hundred millions of cer
tificates of indebtedness, bearing 3 per
cent Interest and redeemable In one year.
Floating an Issue of lon-time bonds,
with Interest payable in gold, would be a
simpler expedient than to offer certifi
cates of Indebtedness maturing In one
year and bearing ^io greater interest
value. This is the opinion of financial
experts of the government.
In the event of need of money to meet
immediate extraordinary expenses the
first move of the administration. It is gen
erally conceived, would be to ask bids on
an issue of Panama canal bonds for the
full amount or part of the amount avail
able for issue at this time. The condi
tion of the money market might dictate
an issue no larger than imperatively
needed for the emergency to be met.
"Ways of Raising Money.
Should the entire Issue authorised and
available of Panama bonds be exhausted
and money still be needed, recourse could
then be had to the certificates of Indebt
edness. As neither bonds nor certificates
of the government can be sold by it below
par, the sum brought in by these com
pleted issues would be more than $430,
000,000, sufficient to finance a war until
revenues could be raised by special war
measures, such as special taxes imposed
by CongreeB. Internal revenues offer
thousands and thousands of ways to
raise funds without appreciable hardship
on any Individual.
Some question is raised as to the
probability of Panama canal bonds be
ing acceptable at par in the open mar
ket. when they no longer bear the
circulation privilege, an^ in light of
the quotations below par which t>b
tained during the presidential cam
paign, and in the early days of this
administration Panama 3's shrunk to 98
and even lower. They are now quoted at
101 and a fraction higher and have been
practically stationary for the two months
at these figures.
Price Might Shrink.
Should a large Issue of these bonds
be thrown on the market there is pos
sibility that the price would shrink.
But there are other equations besides
the money market, and the patriotic
necessity of the government would not.
be the least of these.
There is every confidence, that Pana
mas would sell at well above par, al
though the selling point of the last is
SU4, 102.6826, was not maintained after
the government disposed of them.
Certificates of indebtedness were
originally authorised as a war meas
ure, in the bill to provide spedtal
revenues passed by Congress and signed
June 13, 1898. The amount of issue
was limited in this act to $100,000,000.
By the law of 1909 this maximum was
increased to $200,000,000.
Certificates of Indebtedness have never
been issued as a war measure, however.
To ease the tlghness of the money market
November 17, 1907, when a financial
panic threatened, about $15,000,000 were
sold, at the same time that about $24,
000,000 in Panama canal bonds were dis
posed of. This relieved the necessity of
the situation and prevented a widespread
Senate Subcommittee to Report
Measure Which Has Presi
dent's Approval.
The draft of the "trust" bill with
which a subcommittee of the Senate
Interstate commerce committee has
been laboring for weeks, was practi
cally completed at a session of the
subcommittee which lasted all day
yesterday. The subcommittee. It Is
understood, will make Its report to
the full committee some time next
week, and that committee is expected
to approve the measure. If that course
be followed it will then be laid before
the Senate, and every effort made to
put It through without unnecessary
delay. That there will be debate ex
tending many weeks on a measure of
such Importance Is probable.
President Wilson has been Informed
of the, action of the subcommittee and,
it Is understood, has given his approwU
to the bill as framed by the subcom
Chief Provisions.
The chief provisions of the bill as
framed today are those for a trade
commission, dealing with.Interlocking
directorates, holding companies and
capitalization. Xo provision has been
placed In the bill attempting to flx prices
in any way.
The subcommittee is still giving con
sideration to the proposal' to place in
the bill a provision for the exclusion of
labor and farmers' organizations from
the operations ef the Sherman anti
trust law.
Another question which is vexing the
committee is whether to provide for ref
erence to the Interstate trade commis
sion court decree relating to reorganiza
tion of combinations. This point has
been referred to a subcommittee of the
Commission of Five Members.
The trade commission as provided for
In the bill will consist of live members.
The commissioner of corporations and
his bureau are legislated out of official
existence. Broad powers are given to
the new commission.
The general plan of the bill is to pro
hibit Interlocking directorates and hold
ing companies when they Interfere with
competition. The commission is given the
power to find out whether there is such
interference with competition.
(Stringent provisions are made regarding
capitalisation. They would prevent the
issuance of securities except on the basis
o^ actual values which are behind them.
Publishers Loyal to Wilwn.
NEW YORK, April 35.?The American
Newspaper Publishers' Association on the
last day of its convention adopted a
resolution pledging loyalty to President
I .Wilson ite the Iftwlran iltnH?
The docks at the Charleatown navy yard literally jammed with those who hastened there to wish rod speed to the
men on the battleships of the third division# which departed April 33. The photograph shows the crowd watching the
Nebraska slowly leaving the pier.
The International bridge between El Paso* Teau, and Joares, Mexico, which has become a danger point In the pres
ent crisis. Practically the entire 6th Regiment of Field Artillery has been massed at the bridge to protect it. Machine
guns have been trained on the approach front the Mexican side.
Other Army Officers on Detached
Duty in Capital Also Seek
Mo?t of the army officers on detached
duty in this city have made application
for service In the field In anticipation of
war with Mexico; and the authorities at
the War Department say they have an
embarrassing wealth of material for use
In any possible emergency that may
arise. Among the earliest applicants
were the engineer officers on duty with
the District government, and those em
ployed at the War Department and at
Washington barracks. In the list are
Engineer Commissioner Harding, and
his assistants, Capts. Schley, Brooke and
Powell, and. Cols. Burr, Taylor and
Jadwin at the War Department.
Gen. Kingman says that the detail of
any of these officers for duty in the
Mexican trouble will depend entirely on
the policy adopted by the administra
tion. He has informed the applicants
that while he commends their patriotic
spirit and desires, the time has not yet
arived to call for their services in any
new capacity.
Select the Officers.
Gen. Kingman added that the selection
of officers for duty at the front Is made
by the chief'of staff and his assistants
and the officers commanding the various
branches of the mobile army, by whom
all applications from staft officers and
others on detached service will be con
sidered. Gen. Kingman said that it had
not yet been determined to make any
change in the duties of engineer officers
stationed in this city, so far as he knew.
In another quarter it was learned, how
ever, that Capt. Douglas MacArthur, an
engineer officer attached to the general
staff corps, had already left Washington
for Vera Cruz provided with maps and
plans, etc., for use in a possible military
advance from Vera Cruz toward the City
of Mexico. Capt. MacArthur probably
will accompany the next military expedi
tion to leave Galveston in a few days for
Vera Crus.
Mr. Farr Predicts War Will Last
Several Years.
"This war will last several years," de
clared Representative Farr of Pennsyl
vania, discussing the naval bill In the
House today, "and the Monroe doctrine
has been the cause of it.
"We will find other Latin American na
tions ready to take up the quarrel. There
fore thla is no time to talk of a small
navy. I would father be responsible for
building one more battleship a year than
Is necessary than to be responsible for
building-less than is necessary."
Frond of His Son's Death.
NEW YORK, April 23.^John P. Lane
of this city, the father of Dennis I. Lane
of the battleship New Hampshire, who
was killed Thursday in the lighting at
Vara, Crux, when notified of his son's
death yesterday said that the boy always
wanted to join the navy and enlisted at
the Brooklyn navy yard when he -was
only seventeen years old. While his son's
death was a great shock to him, Mr. Lane
said he was proud that a son. of h'ls
should die for his country.
Taft Trustee of Hampton Institute.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 28.?
Former President William Howard Taft,
now professor of law at Yale 'University,
has been elected president of the board
of trustees of the Hampton Normal In-j
stitute to succeed the late ?>r. Robert G.
Ogden. He was one of the speakers at
the forty-sixth anniversary celebration
last night and delivered the diplomas to
members of the graduating class. Dr.
Samuel Chiles Mitchell, president of the
Virginia Medical College of Richmond,
delivered the Robert Ogden memorial ad
' -v
. - ks
Bepraseatatlre Jtoore Indorses "So
ciety for Thrift," aad States
HI* Reasons.
Americans are accused of being a
"money-spending-mad" people by Repre
sentative J. Hampton Moore of Pennsyl
vania In a statement today Indorsing the
American Society for Thrift, of which
Simon W. Straus of Chicago Is presi
"The diamonds, rings, gold chains and
other articles of jewelry we bought for
our sweethearts, wives and daughters
during the last five years," Mr. Moore
says, "foots up a total that Is more than
twice the sum spent by the United States
to construct the Panama canal. We are
spending more than $25,000,000 a year
for chewing gum alone. Our national to
bacco habit burned up approximately
$350,000,000 last year."
These remarkable figures are r few of
the reasons given by Representative
Moore for the high cost of living, a con
dition which he deplores as being unnec
essary were the people to pay some at
tention to the ordinary demands for econ
omy and reasonable habits of life.
Glynn Vetoes Healers' Bill.
ALBANY, N. Y., April 25.?The bill
which would have permitted Christian
Science and other practitioners who do
not use drugs to practice without sub
mitting to medical examination, was
vetoed yesterday by Gov. Glynn.
H. M. Robinson of New Orleans Or
dered by Telegraph to Take
Charge Immediately.
A United States mall agency was to
day established at Vera Crux, Mexico,
by order of Postmaster General Burle
son. The same order assigned H. M.
Robinson, superintendent of yie railway
mall service at New Orleans, as United
States postal agent In charge.
Mr. Robinson has been directed by tel
egraph to at once proceed from New Or
leans to Galveston and to take the first
vessel south for Vera Cruz, and to take
with him any assistants which he be
lieves he may need. He will take with
him an ample supply of United States
stamps and additional post office sup
plies, for the conduct of the postal service
at the Mexican port will follow Imme
diately. He has been directed to take
charge of the postal agency at Vera
Crux and to co-operate with the naval
and military forces of the United States.
As the collier Cylop arrived at Galves
ton today with American refugees
aboard, and probably will return Imme
diately to Vera Crux for other refugees,
it Is likely that Mr. Robinson will board
that vessel.
Quit I. W. W. Because of Haywood.
WEBSTER, Mass.. April 25.?Sixteen
members of Webster branch, 1. W. W.?
at a meeting last night quit the organi
sation owing to the recent speech of
William D. Haywood, predicting a gen
eral strike in the event of war with Mex
ico. All were Polish, but swore alle
giance to the United States and offered
to go to Mexico if volunteers are needed.
The Evening Star with its ONE EDITION
is believed to have double the combined paid cir
culation in Washington of the two afternoon
editions of its evening competitor.
The Star frequently prints more advertis
ing than all three of the 6ther daily papers com
1H4. .
Saturday, April 18 70,034
Sunday, April 19.. 51,665
Monday, April 20. 76,821
Tuesday, April 21........ *103,512
Wednesday, April 22.. 77.474
Thursday, April 23.... 77,397
Friday, April 24 77,527
?Including fall sl?? extra.
I solemnly swear that the above statement represents
only the number of copies of THE EVENING AND SUNDAY
STAR circulated during the seven days ended April 24,
1014?that is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered,
furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona
fide purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies so
counted are not returnable to or do not remain in the office
unsold, except in the case of papers sent to out-of-town
agents only, from whom a few returns of unsold pspers
have not yet been received.
Business Manager,
The Evening Star Newspaper Company.
District of Columbia, ss.:
Subscribed and sworn to before me this twenty-fifth
day of April, A.D. 1914.
(Seal.) .Notary Public
American Warships and Char
tered Vessels Bring For
eigners From Mexico.
Bulletin by State Department De
tailing Rescue Work?Algara's
Message of Thanks
American sailors and marines having
shown their ability to take care of their
positions around Vera Cruz. the worry
of the officials of the t*tate. War and
Navy departments at the present time is
regarding the safety of American and
other foreign refugees in the Mexican
Efforts at the present time seem to be
bent on the rapid rescue of the Ameri
cana, and the American warships and
chartered vessels will be kept going un
til every American and every other for
eigner who so desires might be transport
ed out of the troubled zone.
In an official statement issued shortly
after noon the State Department gave a
general resume of conditions throughout
the Mexican republic, and the statement
also contained the telegram of thanks
from Charge Algara Just before he
crossed the International boundary into
It told of the safe arrival of Mr. and
Mrs. O'Shaughnessy and a party of
Americans at Vera Cruz and contained
information about the mobs in Vera
Text of the Bulletin.
Following Is the bulletin in full:
That American refugees are being
moved rapidly out of Mexico is announced
by the Navy Department. Even the tor
pedo boat destroyers, which have just
enough room for their crews, are being
pressed Into service and will bo rushed
back and forth between Galveston and
Mexican coast ports in order to c.ear the
Mexican country of American refugees In
as quick a time as possible.
ports In order to clear the Mexican
country of American refugees in as quick
a time as possible.
The bulletin says that the Justin has
sailed for San Francisco with fifteen
refugees, stopping at San Diego en route.
There were thirty-seven refugees on
board the Glazier at Topolobamco. Ad
miral Badger reports the Cyclops has
been dispatched from Tampico with 350
refugees for Galveston. The steamer
Trinidad has been chartered at Tampico
and has been sent to Galveston with
275 refugees; also a yacht with 100 em
ployes of the Huestaca Company. There
are about 1,100 still on the ships at Tam
pico and from 200 to 300 more are ex
pected at that port. The tender Dixie
and the destroyers will be used to
transport the refugees to Galveston. The
destroyers Patterson and Paulding have
left Tampico for Tuxpan to look out for
The French cruiser Conde and the Brit
ish cruiser Lancaster have arrived at
Vera Cruz.
"The State Department at 3 a.m. this
I morning received a telegram from Consul
1 Canada at Vera Crua announcing the ar
rival of the train from Mexico City with
Mr. and Mrs. OShaughnessy and son.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Mr. McKenna, Con
sul General Arnold Shanklin, Mr. Van
Home, Kyle Price. Capt. Bumside,
Lieut. Rowan of the admiral's staff, Miss
Cunliffe and sister, H. S. Bryan. Mr.
; Farnaworth, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Hassan
with two infants and Mr. Buckley. He
also reported that several Americans were
removed from the train before It left
Mexico City and placed under arrest,
among them J. Starr Hunt and family.
At the first station outside the city Bur
ton Wilson was taken from the train and
arrested. The members of the party
state that a perfect reign of terror pre
i valla in the capital and confirm the report
of the removal of the statue of George
Washington from its pedestal, and its
subsequent carriage through the city fol
lowed by the Jeers and insults of the mob.
"From Nogales It is reported that sev
enty-nine American left Cananea on the
23d, many others preferring to remain so
long as the copper company continues in
operation. Gov. Maytoneha of Sonora
has Issued a proclamation directing that
Mexicans refrain from anti-foreign agi
tation, and the attitude of the officials
I continues friendly in spite of a
agitation among the masses. The Nogales
I district is reported quiet and no violence
to foreigners.
Cananea Mine Closes.
"Americans in Xacozari were notified
on the 23d that they must leave, and a
train was assembled, the Americans dis
armed and placed on board. The party
arrived in safety at Douglas on the bor
der at ? a.m. on the 24th, numbering
about 124. The Cananea Consolidated
Copper Company is closing its rome *
Cananea. and a second special train is
being held to bring out all Americans
b?h rtTttae
river, being occupied principally in com
From "liagle "pass it wasrepOTtedthat
Mexicans are loading and adzing all
live Btoclc belonging to Americans in the
vicinity of Olasquiz.
Algara's Message to Bryan. j
"The retiring Mexican charge, Mr. A.
Algara de Terreros. has addressed to the
Department of States the following tele
gram: , .
"Buffalo, N. Y.t April -4^
"Gprretarv of State. Washington, D. *?'?
-I Sg to express to your excellency
my thanks for courtesies rendered to me
durlne the trip by Chief Police Flvnn.
??Attempts to dynamite the Interna
ti onal bridge have been unsuccessful
as sharpshooters have picked off the
men engaged In making the attempt.
"Further details of conditions in
ico City as supplied to Consul Canada
at Vera Cruz by arriving
to the effect that mobs enteral
Hotel, insulting the guests "1?
windows. Ail guests weretaken to
other hotels and the proprietors went t
Vera Cnu. The windows of the p?oto
ican Club were broken, also of the Photo
Supply Company, and severa,
were sacked, with a loes estlmated at
50.000 pesos. Conscription bj the Huerta
government was very heavy for three
days ending the 22d. after which men
began to volunteer.
"Last Sunday and Monday approx
imately 2.000 men were forcibly con
scripted. The American colony is said
to J>e well organised for defense and
all foreign oolonlss have concentrat9d
in one *one to facilitate handling. All
foi eigr. era are wen armed, but the rush
of mobs is said to be the greatest
danger. Practically all business houses
Sfosld Tuesday, and the streets were
filled with processions of men.
??The Ward liner Mexico was to
sail at 5 p.m. for Galveston with S00
t-efiieees to be placed on board the
Hancock and sent to the states aa Boon
as possible.
Railway Operations Suspended.
"The Tehuantepec railroad is cut and
operationa were suspended on the 21st
and 22d, though officials of the line were
promised that they might resume on the
Z5d*. All English locomotive engineers
of the Mexican railroad are reported to
have been arrested, also the American
chief dispatcher, all at Orizaba. The
latter was later released with admonition
not to approach the station. All locomo
tives have been placed in the hands of
the Mejcicans. Gen. Navareltc rarne to
Cameron, about aixty-four kilometers I
from Cruz, with m*f.tiln? ?ua aaA|
explosives necessary for blowing up
bridges on the Mexican railroad, and un
ruly mobs have made efforts to burn
railway equipment In Mexico City, but
were prevented by federal soldiers.
"Yaquis to the number of 1.000, are
stated to have deserted the constitution
a lists at Maytorena and are retiring: to
the hills. The federal commander a*
Guaymas. Gen. Joaquin Telles, ia said
to have made overtures to Oen. Obregon
constitutionalist, that their forces be
Joined against the l*nite<l States. Obre
gon refused. "Hie Creston Colorado
mine at I>a Colorado ia closed and a
special train ia bringing Americana out.
Further exports of cattle from this dts
trict arc prohibited by constitutional
ist authorities.
Situation Acute at Ensenada.
"At Ensenada the situation is reported
acute, but all Americans have been re
moved from the town and quartered a:
two ranches five miles down the cofcst.
Tho Cheyenne arrived on the 24th to
transport Americans to safety.
"The Huertistas in Arizona are report
ed to have offered their services to con
stitutionalists in Sonora. but the offer
was declined.
"About l?l? Americans are in the vicin
ity of Salina Crua. awaiting transports
tion. Order prevails. h'?t a feeling of un
easiness exists "
Appeal Made by. Col. Harvey
"to Those Who Would Serve
Their Country."
Appeal for volunteers to Join the re
serve corps of the Nation^ Guard of
the District of Columbia Is made by
William E. Harvey, colonel of the 2d
Infantry, "to those who would serve
their country."
Emphasis is laid on the fact that "if
a call is made for troops the regi
ments of the National Guard as or
ganized which volunteer for service
must bo taken in advance of other
volunteers. This Insures us the right
to g0 whenever we may be needed
The National Guard of the District ia
a federal organization. The President
Is our commander-in-chief, and we are
now classed by the War Department
as army troops."
In stating the need for volunteers
the appeal says:
"We are now facing a possible for
eign war and want men to bring this
regiment up to war strength. Good,
clean, able-bodied men who have been
trained In this good old regiment will
be welcomed back, and men having
similar qualifications from other or
ganizations will be gladly received."
Col. Harvey urges all former mem
bers of the National Guard to "stand
by our regimental motto, "Conquer we
must.' "
Regarding qualification# for service
of those "who w'ould serve their coun
try, ? CoL Harvey says:
Many Beady to Return.
"There are many men who hare
served and been trained as soldiers
for duty in time of war. who have left
the peacr organization, but stand ready
to come back In the event of war.
"Congress has authorised a mem
( corps of trained men for thla organiza
tion, and the regulations therefor hav*
Just been approved.
"Any man who has served faithfully
for one full enlistment In th* National
Guard, In the Army and Nary or
Marine Corps and has been discharged
with character 'good' or better, can en
list in the reserve corps of the National
Guard of the District of Columbia."
"The duties of the members of th*
?rye LorD* are, in time of peace:
To report twice a year for Inspection.
To Are the prescribed course hi rifle
"To perform the annual field service for
instruction (under pay).
In time of war:
"To serve as an active member of the
regiment wherever or whenever It may
on ^or active service.
"This Is an attractive service for those
who love the military life, but who have
grown tired of armory drills."
Men wishing to see service are advised
to report at room 24, Center Market Ar
mory, and be examined physically, en
listed and equipped ready to go Into the
field in support of the honor and glory
of^the Lnited States."
Appeal for Telegrapher*.
Appeal for commercial telegraphers to
enlist In the militia has been aert out
by Lieut. Russell M. MacLennan. re
cruiting officer of the Signal Corps Com
pany of the National Guard of the Dis
trict of Columbia. Kfforts are now being
made to recruit this organization up to
correct field strength, and Lieut MacLen
nan last night addressed a letter to the
managers of both the telegraph com
panies in the city, asking them to bring
the matter to the attention of their men.
He also says that any guarantees they
may offer to any men who enlist that
tlieir places will be restored to them at
the expiration of their sen-Ices ^ould be
appreciated. following is the letter, 111
"In the event the Signal Corps of the
National Guard of the District of Colum
bia Is called Into the service of the
United States, about twenty commercial
telegraphers will be needed. Upon en
listment they will be classified aa fol
lows: Two first-class sergeants?pay. $40
a month; four sergeants. WS a month;
eight corporals, $24 a month, and Biz
first-class privates. J18 a month.
"The Signal Corps. N. G. D. C.. has m
weekly diill Tuesdays at 8 p.m., at Its
armory. No. 473 Missouri avenue north
"Those telegraphers desiring to enlist
now, or willing to submit their names
for service in case the call is made, are
hereby requested to communicate with
Capt. Terry, commanding the company,
or with Lieut. MacLennan, the recruiting
officer, at the armory."
At Militia Headquarters.
I No further developments in connection
with the situation were available at head
quarters of the District of Columbia Mi
litia today.
[ "Nothing new has come up since yes
terday." said Lieut. Col. A. L. ;Parmerter.
Lnited States Army, the adjutant gen
eral of the mllltla, "but we are doing al!
we can to be prepared for anv emer
AN EXTRA $100,000 FOR
Widow of Theater Owner Starts in
the Will With
DEDHAM, Mass., April 25.?Under the
will of B. F. Keith, just filed in the
Norfolk county probate court, Mrs. Ethel
Chase Keith, widow of the founder of the
Keith theatrical circuit, receives outright
$500,000 with a subsequent bequest ?f
$100,000 in the event of her remarriage.
To employes of his theatrical circuit.
Mr. .Keith made a number of bequests,
ranging from $500 to $5,000.
The will provides $10,000 for Walter
J. Donovan, general treasurer of the
Keith circuits, if he survived Mr. Kalth
To Miss Ethel Keltlr Albee. daughter of
Edward F. Albee. an associate of Mr.
Keith, a bequest of $5,000 is made. There
are numerous bequests to members of the
immediate family.
The residue of the estate is left to A.
Paul Keith, son of thp testator. He also

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