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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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the Mexicans, he wared his -white
flag, as well asa Mexican flag which
he carried. Col. Carona had gone out
to meet him and half way between
the lines they met
Col. Carona and Captain Huse
shook hands in friendly fashion and
the Mexican officer said:
"I deliver by the order of my presi
dent the American charge d'affaires,
the American consul and their staffs."
Captain .Huse, shaking hands with
O'Shaughnessy and Shanklin, thank
ed Carona and then said:
"I have brought to the line on my
train a large number of Mexicans
who desire to leave Vera Cruz. Ad
miral Fletcher desires me to say he
understands many Americans are in
the capital who wish to depart. He
would be pleased to open passenger
traffic both ways between- the two
cities. As an earnest of his wish he
desires me to turn over to you the
wife and daughter of General Maas."
At this point Col. Carona greeted
both women, who are relatives of
Huerta. Carona had been especially
ordered by the dictator to secure
them in trade for O'Shaughnessy and
other members of the diplomatic
staff. Huse then permitted 250 Mexi
can refugees to cross the American
"Perhaps you can now make ar
rangements for the departure of
Americans from Mexico," said
O'Shaughnessy, addressing CoL Ca
rona. Carona smiled and bowed politely,
but replied:
"I have no authority to discuss any
other matter than the-delivery of the
American representatives."
Carona's attitude changed entirely
after he reached the Mexican tram
with the Mass women. He held the
train only long enough to permit the
removal of Mrs. O'Shaughnessy, her
son, their baggage and one automo
bile. He then said he must hurry and
departed with two automobiles be
longing to the embassy still on the
Jrainr Carona promised; to send the
automobiles to the American. Iine3
Saturday. Two hours had elapsed
from the time the Mexican train ar
rived, when CoL Carona ordered his
men t ostart the return trip to Mexico
City and the American party was be
ing bundled aboard the train which
bore them to Vera Cruz and safty.
El Paso, Tex. Special trains arriv
ed from Madera, bringing 109 Amer
ican refugees includig wife and four
children of Marion F. Letcher, U. S.
consul at Chihuahua and Timothy
Turner and Geo. W. Weeks, special
newspaper correspondents.
Washington, April 25. Congres
sional leaders vainly importuning
White House for announcement of
definite policy. They believe that
president and Bryan have been in
negotiations with Carranza.
Twho representatives of Carranza
conferred with Sec'y Bryan yester
day upon attitude of this government
toward constitutional forces.
Navy Dep't heard from Puerto,
.Mexico, Atlantic terminal of Tehuan
tepec Railway, that most of American
refugees who have come to that point
are no waboard one of Hawaiian
American steamers. Commander of
British cruiser Berwick has also of
fered quarters to any of the refugees
who cannot be taken care of on the
Death roll in fighting at Vera Cruz
increased to 18 and wounded list to
73 by advices received at Navy Dep't
reporting death of Walter L. Watson,
attached to Arkansas. His home ad
dress is 30 Tremont street, Boston.
Three wounded were Edwin J. Cant
well, seaman, U. S. S. New Hamp
shire, home 1301 Breman street, Cin
cinnati, 0.; George C. Craig, seaman,
U. S. S. Utah, 556 Haburg avenue,
Brooklyn, and Platte A. Bowden, sea
man, US. S. Vermont, home address
Greensboro, N. C.
No confirmation of rioting report
ed in Mexico City has been- received
Department also still ingnorance'ot
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