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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1914
PAGE FIVE SEHD REGRETS IN WORDS OF LINCOLN AVilsoii and Daniels Tender '(indolences to Parents of ' Marines AYho (lave Lives in the Engagement at Vera Cruz LINKS OF MARTYR EXPRESS FEEL INC J "Pray Heavenly Father May Assuage Anguish and Leave You Only Cherish ed Memory of the Loved and Lost'' ASSOCt.VTKn PltKSS niStWTCIll n'ASMlNCToX. April ".-J. Letters 'xprcssing the profound sorrow of , President Wilson and Secretary I Daniels at the death of the four sailors and marines at Vera Cruz yesterday, were dispatched by the secretary of the navy to the parents of the men. Letters were addressed in William Poinsett of Philadelphia, Mrs. Isabella McKinnon of TSrooklyn. thf mother of Coxswain Schumacher. Mayer Martin of Chicago anil Michael ; C.alihert y of 'ambridge, Mass. l.'aniels wrote to each: j 'This morning's dispatches from i Vera 'ruz convoying the distressing news that your ton was among the first to give his life for his coun- try. saddens all America as the tragedy brings giooom into your home. 'My feeling and the feeling of President "Wilson to you, in tliis sad hour, was expressed hy President Lincoln, when on Novwnt.-er 21. lsii-1, lie wrote Mrs. Dixhy id' ISoston, whose fie sons Kave their lives tv'.iile fiht iim for the American flan: " -l feel how weak ami fruitless must I if any winds of mine, should attempt to beguile you from a loss so overw helniinK. Put I cannot re train from tendering you the conso lation that must lie found in the thanUs of the republic they have died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only cherished memory of the loved, and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.'" A Former Policeman WIXNIPKC. April Tl Private John McMillan, who was seriously wounded fighting at Vera Cruz yes terday, formerly was a member of tiie Vancouver and Winnipeg police forces. His mother and sisters re side in Mayficld. Manitoba father died two weeks ago t lis ( o HURL BLUEJACKETS (Continued from Page Two.) ammunition reported to Fletcher his willingness to take aboard all refu gees for whom he had room. Fletch er thanked him, informing hiin there was still space aboard the Kspcr anza. P.ear Admiral Frank F. Fletcher has taken up his headquarters at the Terminal hotel. Rear Admiral Fletcher is in command of the land operations, while. Read Admiral Pad ger. chief in command of the At lantic fleet, has brought his flag into the harbor on the .Minnesota. After the general advance begin this morning Xfexican "snippers" on the roofs put up a stubborn resist ance. There was one brisk action, thi guns of the Prairie and Chester assisting in silencing a heavy fire from the naval college, shells from the Prairie finally shattering the walls. The number of Mexicans killed yes terday is estimated at 150 with many wounded. The Mexican loss today is not known, but is thought to be heavy. The paymaster of the Pritish crui- j Prescribed tnr I docton for the i past 19 yean. Resinol will stop that itch THE moment that Resinol Ointment touches itching skin, the itching stops and healing begins. That is why doc tors have prescribed it successfully for nineteen years in even the severest cases of eczema, tetter, ringworm, rashes and other tor menting, unsightly skin eruptioni. Aided by warm baths with Resinol Soap, Resinol Ointment restores the skin or scalp to perfect health and comfort, quickly, easily and at little cost. RMiDolisalso an excellent hoaaehold remedy wherever asoothiDg.hnliogappli ation is needed. It contains nothing of ft harsh or injurious nature and esn be ueed on thetendereat or most irritated nrfaee. Practically every dnlfKiatselle Reatnol Ointment (.V)e and $1), and Resinol Somp (25c). For trial free, write So Dept. 43-8, Reninol, Baltimore, Md. Avoid ''substitutes!.' for genuias RtaiaoL MOVE TROOPS OVER WORLD'S FAIR TRACKS In Event It is Necessary to Call on Land Forces Pre sidio Can Connect Direct With Dry Docks War News from All Around f ASSOCIATEO PRKSS DISCATClM SAX '-P.. NCISCO. April SI. Ar rangements to use the railroad tracks (ill 'the Panama-Pacific Exposition Igiounds to rally troops and supplies jiiom the Presidio to the army trans ! port d.icUs in the event that ship ment "f forces liy water are to oe ordered were made today at a con ference between Brigadier Oeneral Pershing, the commanding officer at Presidio, and A. M. .Mortensen, traf fic manager of the exposition. The Presidio adjoins the exposition j grounds, and hy laying fifty feet of j rails, it can be brought into direct , communication with the- transport cocks. To Use Maltory Steamer C..M. i:ST N. April Tl. Army headquarters has ordered the stcam- . er Denver to stop loading and hold j herself in readiness for emergency I use by the government, The Denver, a 4. ram ton Mallory liner carrying 'both passengers and freight, was due jio sail for New York this hflernoun. j Revenue Cutters Join Fleet WASHINGTON'. April 2- Nine vesse's in llie revenue cutter service Ion the e-ist coast are being held in j readiness t j proceed to Mexican wat . ers to participate in tin 111 ickeue ! which is alr.ady practically cstab I lislied. ! West Coast Preparations SKATTLK. April 22. The cruiser i Albany sailed from JMiet Sound cavy y:ird at ." o'clock the afternoon i ; for the Mexican west coast via San i I Dieo. The armored cruiser Wes; J Virginia, which has been ordered to j I join Howard's fleet on the Pacific j ! side ,,f Mexico, is in drvdock. and i ; cannot get away in less than seven- j j ty-two hours. The cruiser St. I,ouis j ' i' ill s;iil for San Francisco Saturday. towing the Seattle-built submnrinc 113. Hobson Praises "Vouth WASHINGTON. April 22. Jlepre KUitaiive Richmond Pearson Hobson, of Alabama, told the house today that the average age of men off the Mexican coast today is 21 years. Hobson, in paying a tribute to the valor oi the "plin private," said that during the Spanish war, when he called for seven volunteers for the sinking of the Merrimae at the mouth of Santiago harbor, 1000 young men responded. Fiqhtinq in Monterey BROWNSVILLE, April 22. Ac- rding to dispatches received at .Mai. 'moras, opposite this place, tl"" ! isuung continues at .Monterey lie- t tween alists. been lerev tiie federals and constitution It was stated the fight has arried into the streets of Mon proper. They Wiil Just Leave GALVESTON, April 22 The Xlexi cans at Salina Cruz on the Pacific Coast of .Mexico have announced they will retreat about fifteen miles into the interior, tearing up the railroad behind them, if the Americans seize that port, according to a cable mes sage. No resistance is planned. ser Essex, Albert W. Kimber. was wounded on board his ship by a snipper ashore. The liritish bluejackets crowded to the bows and vociferously cheered the American marines as they pro ceeded inshore for the landing. The flags on the Fssex and For tress San Juan de Ulloa were low ered at half mast when the dead were carried to the boats. Rear Admiral P.adger has not de cided whether to proceed to Tampico and it is believed his departure will be delayed. Indications of this is found in the raet that his flagship has entered the harbor. .Major Smedley in tile Butler, with marines from the Prairie, made a sortie up the railway for a consider able distance this afternoon. News Reaches Tampico 'TAMPICO. April 22. (Via (Jalves ton) Notice was posted today in Consul Clarence Xliller's office that Jlexico had refused the American demands to salute the flag and that President Wilson had referred the matter to congress. The news pro duced a profound sensation in the American colony. Many anxious inquiries poured In upon .Miller us to wilat steps were being taken to furnish protection in case of a popular anti-American up rising. The gravity of the situation here is increased by the issuance of orders today for all American mer chant vessels to leave the river im-p-dia't-ie nnil lit- outside until fur ther notice There was a fight yesterday eight miles west of the city, from which tiie federals retired, bringing a few wounded with them. American ma rine officers ashore in uniforms here attract much attention hut so far there has been no unpleasant mani festations. Sanitary conditions in Tampico arc deplorable. Smallpox and fevers are spreading. Several cases are classed in the hos pitals as pVrcunious fever, which is said to hear a striking resemblance to yellow fever. With tile approach of hot weather, epidemics are to be feared. It was known that Admiral Mayo had made ail preparations for pro tecting Americans ashore, but the iletails'vere withheld because the ad miral wished to avoid creating un necessary alarm. The first hint r Both These Coasts Patrolled By Uncle To-1 Tnt ARMY COWVOMHtr Gtn.Vli.tAi ADVANCE MEXICAN CtNTBALkV. CONSISTS ct MORE than IO.OOO TROOPS. w.th 6 CAMNON all LIKE NUM6ER f MACHINE SUNS FlOrpM.?! RiPoftrr.D have ocse rp.avo 300 REBELTR0OP3 it OAROLITOO LANDED ARMV Topolobtmpo rtn.URC.INA in, MOUNTAINS PASSES WEST of TORRliOM CJilhunhn- jt 3 DUranSOAA.LWMLS OOAM0 MUD b kMazatlsn 2800 REeet? UttPQRTtD fcCAH WITHERSPDON n n vv si n OF THE AIWY With the Retirement !' .Major (ieneral Leonard AVood, Assistant I 'peonies Chief of Staff fr Few Months WASHINGTON, D. C. April 22. Important changes affecting a number of the highest officers of the army were put into effect today as a result of the expiration of Major General Wood's tour of duty as chief of the general staff. XIajor General Witherspoon be comes chief of staff in succession to Major General Wood, who has been as signed to the command of the eastern iM,aruiti,.nt with hpiiilaiiiirtfrs at tluv , .mors Island N V. For some time Y. For past Major (ieneral Witherspoon has been assistant chief of staff, in which position he is succeeded by Prig. (Jen. Hugh I,. Scott, late in command of the troops at Fort Bliss, Texas. The new chief of staff will serve only until No vember 1. when lie will be retired from the service on account of age. XIajor General Wood's rise in the army lias been spectacular. He was first heard of as colonel of the famous Rough Riders, lie was a physician and army surgeon, a man of extraordinary personal magnetism. Roosevelt picked hint as an ideal type of commander. Personally he and Wood were cronies. Wood rode horseback like a centaur, so did Roosevelt. The Rough Riders waxed famous after Santiago, and Wood alsf He was called into tiie reg- Major General Witherspoon ular army and went ahead hy leaps and bounds. His rapid promotion was the cause of considerable comment in the army and was eccentuated by the old fight between the "line and staff." As a surgeon in the army. Wood was of the staff faction. His rise to power made the XVest Pointers and others of the "line" faction peevish. F,nt most of intervention, it was feared, might precipitate an attack on the Ameri cans, and if the outbreak should oc cur the Imperial hotel, which is filled v.i'h Americans, is likely to he the center of attack. The hotel, however, could easily be made detrndable. It is near the river and readily accessible to land ing parties of marines from the Des Xloines, Chester and Dolphiu. The rebels were reported thi. morning to have re-entered Dona (tcelia and Arbol. where they ad vised all residents to remove to Tampico. It is believed the attack on Tampico might he renewed with the arrival of constitutionalist rein forcements reported to be near. The federals continued strengthen ing the city's fortifications. t ' '.C YN ;-;v ii r -;iva -:r -j a'v.-ivn.v ,i i.i. J V i Sen SARcrAv.m 2op0 tiauf TROOPS. OERATINl". V TOWARD CON EOOS. '.th H E ADQUARTflRS Si.Sc RA "OLD. St fiiMllfi VINE rm Ow-HATEfttf i CO AOVAHCv FORCES f t" Zecttoaa tto Battle Fleets In Mexican Waters Ready For Fray AS'-i.vTKn riiKss oisevr-'M 1 WASHINGTON. April 22. The navy partni'-nt today issued a statement giving the ships in M location of exican water the American I ! at P. XI. as ' follows: ! At Tampico I The cruisers Dcs .Moines, hospital j ship Solace. Dolphin and collier Cy clops. At Vera Cruz The battleships Arkansas. Florida, Utah. Vermont. New Jersey, New Hampshire. Soutli Carolina and Xlin nesota, transports Hancock and Prai rie, scout cruiser Chester, mine layer San Francisco and fuel ship 1 Irion. At Guaymas The Collier Justin. At Mazatlan The armored cruiser California and cruiser Raleigh. At Topolobampo The collier Glacier and gunboat Vorktown. , At Salina Cruz The gunboat Annapolis en route from Acipul'-o; the cruiser Denver enroute from Oorinlo. The department also announced that with the allowance of 2T,ijnfl me n. the fol lowing vessels now on the Atlantic coast could Vie commissioned for ser vice in Xlexican waters: ! North Carolina, Washington, Tcnnes ! see. FSrooklyn. Salem, Sacramento, Cas tine. The complclment of the following torpedo destroyers enn be raised to full strength for use in a .Mexican cam paign: Flusser. Rein". Preston, Xlonaghan, Sterett. XVall.er. i In addition to these, the department .stated that the gunboats Marietta.! Newport, Dubuque, Machias and Tsla j fie Luzon, which have been loaned to 'the state militia organizations can be I used if necessary. FORMER SAYS TREATY j NOT IDE FOR BRITAIN Former Ohio Senator Claims There w?s no Understanding England had Other Rights to Canal WASHINGTON. April 22. Former I ! Senator Joseph Foraker, of Ohio, to- I day testified before the senate inter- ! oceanic committee that as a member of me loieign leiaiions comntmee una had reported the Hay-Pauncefote trea- j ty to the senate, it had never occured j lo him that the Fnited States would i not have an unrestricted right to use the canal as it pleased for its war, and j merchant vessels. i He described the conference he held i villi Secretary of Slate Hay about the negotiations and had put Into the rec ord of correspondence between the two in regard to these negotiations to show that he was familiar with the making of the treaty. them were today willing to admit that I the physician" has done more for the anny in his lour years as chief of staff than any other one individual. Xot only did Wood have to buck op position from the nriny, but he made powerful foes in congress by his firm stand in favor of abolition of a dozen or more army posts. The army posts have largely been flisiributed in the past as political favors rather than by strategic choice. It helped a congress man or a senator to have a post in his district. Put it resulted in the army being scattered all over the country. Gen. Wood come out fur mobilization of the standing forces into half a dozen no more concentration posts. He wanted to abandon isolated garrisons and keep the army near big centers. "Wood's greatest achievement as the head of the army was the development of the militia as an authorized auxil iary of the regular army. He has per sistently boosted the "reserve enlist ment" plan. I .x J m J f ROi f NAT J f i V ir Sam's Boats PAfcAS COULD FINANCE Itm-rumcni 's I malices 111 Such lvxccllcnt Condition Kvcn Treasury Officials (live Only Tentative Con sideration to Subject fASSnctATKr. PUESS DISCATCHl WASHINGTON. April 22. That the Fnited States ould finance a war with Mexi.o and scarcely feel i' , is the view authoritatively ep:crscd ! today. The government's finances jure considered !( lie in excellent condition, so good, in fact, that even ; tl-.e treasury officials have given only ! tentative consideration to the suh ' jcet of providing a war fund. ; It is said today that no plans for raising money yet have been consid ered as the current appropriations ! for the navy and army, in the view j of officials, would be sufficient for I present needs, and as it would cost i no more to maintain the fleet in Xlexican waters than in I'nitcd ' States waters. ! In the event of extraordinary ex ; penses. the money could bo raised. u is pointed out. as It was raised during the Spanish American war. ! through extraordinary taxes. Tiie condition of the I'nitcd States I tieasury at the beginning business of ! today, showed a net balance in the i general fund of JSi."i.32.'i:!. j Total receipts yesterday, i'l.'UX.mt?,. Total payments yesterday. $1,140,- 1 Deficit this fiscal year. $:!).421,41 acainst a surplus of $x.::i)G.ti05 last year, exclusive of the Panama canal and public debt transactions. o UNION OIL SOLD r.issociATicn pitKss dispatch"! LOS ANOLLFS. April Tl The sale of $ir,"ia.t)0U of treasury stock of tin; I'nion Oil Company of California to Andrew Weir and U. Tilden Smith, capitalists and shipowners of Ltver i oo. w as announced today. Hire a little falesman nt The Re- riiihlican office. A Want Ail will s. I more customers than von enn TAMP1CO MEXICAN lH WITHOUT FUND ! ' t k In rirvi"j r-mx-'"" 1 " f lli feH3& - f p: F&BXSS tjjZ-t- J f Installed: Gass Bros. Chop nouse, Phoenix; Hotel San Marcos, Chandler; Many private homes in Arizona. EZRA W. THAYER 127-133 E. Adams. Arizona Agent 124-130 E. Washington CARRAMZA OBJECTS I (Continued from l'age One) ! ' seizure of the customs house there. ; "I'ntil we receive a complete report from Rear-Admiral Badger about the situation at Vera Cruz," Secretary .Daniels said, "we have nothing to say j ' about Tainpico." I Senator Shively. acting chairman of j the foreign relations committee who i 'conferred with Secretary Tumulty,! spoke also of the Washington govern- ' ment's intention to proceed slowly,! : hoping tltat its successive acts of re-! prisal might force Huerta to yield from ! . his stubborn position and avert war. j The official translation of the text ' of Carranza's letter follows: ! "I'nitcd States Consul .1. C. Caroth- I els: In answer to the message of Mr. Secretary of State P,ryan. which was communicated to me through you. I stitutionalist governor of the state of please transmit to the said Mr. Rry.m j Coahuila and first chief of the consti tlie follow ing note addressed to Mr. j tutionalist army, the demand on the President Wilson: j part of the president of the United "Awaiting the action of the Amer- I States for the ai ts which originated at ican senate on your excellency's mes- the port of Tampico, in the security sage directed to said body caused by that the demand will be considered in tlic lamentable incident which oc-! :, spirit of elevated justice and con curred between a crew in a whaleboat j filiation. of the cruiser Dolphin and the sol- j ' The constitutionalist governor of fliers of the usurper, Huerta, certain j the state of Foahuila and first chief of acts of hostility have been executed j the constitutionalist army. V. Cnrran by llie naval forces under command i za." of Admiral Fletcher at the port of) The letter from Carranza was in Vera Cruz, and, in the face of this I spired by the follow ing to him from violation of national sovereignty which the constitutionalist government did expect from a governmert which ; not i had reiterated us desire to maintain peace with the Xlexican people. 1 comply with the duty of elevated patriotism in directing tliis note to you with a view to exhausting all honorable means before two friendly nations sever the pacific relations that .still unite them. And the Mexican nation, the real people of Mexico, have not recognized as lis executive a man who had pretended to launch a blemish on ils n.itioird integrity, drowning i blod ils free institutions, ocscci'ieiitiy the ads of the usurper Huerta and his accomplices do not signify legitimate acts of sovereignty, they do not constitute real pualic functions of interior or exterior re lations, and much less do they rep resent sentiments of the Xlexican na- 1 ion. which arc of co-fratei nity to rus tile American people. The lack of a representative clvir- tel neriM lcioriano iiueiui. as concerning the relations of Mexi : co will' the 1'nitcd States as well as jwilt'i the Argentine Republic. Oliile. Iir.i7.il. ;ba. is clearly established with the justifiable attitude of these nations who have refused to recog 't.'ze the usurper, in tliis way tending r,i a valuable moral support to that noble cause I represent. "The usurped title o ftiie president of the republic can not invest Gen. Huerta with the right to receive a demand ofr reparation on the part of the Fnited States, nor the right to .grant satisfaction as due. "Vietoriano Huerta is a culprit who is ainenaiHe to tne eoiisuiuiiouaiifti government, today, tin- only one un- ' der the abnormal circumstances of our nation, which represents the na jlioonal sovereignty in accord with .article 12S of tile political h-gisla-I Ition of .Mexico. The illegal acts' j committed hy the usurper Huerta. his partisans and those which they may ,yet perpetrate be they of an inter national character as these which .recently occurred at the port of Tain-' pieo. or of a domestic character, shall be tried and punished with in- j .flexibility and promptness by the tri bunals of tiie constitutionalist go-j ; eminent. j I "Individual acts of Vietoriano Huerta 1 never will he sufficient to involve the' .Mexican nation in a disastrous war with the Fnited States because there is no solidity whatsoever between the so called government of Vietoriano Huer to and the .Mexican nation for the fun jdaniental reason that he is not the i legitimate organ of our national sov-, iereignty. j ".Moreover, the invasion of our ter ritorv and the permanency of your 1 forces in the port of Vera Cruz are a i violation of the rights that constitute ; our existence as free and independent sovereignty, and will drag us into an 1 unequal war w ith the dignity but w hich i until today we desired to avoid. i ! "In the face of the real situation through which Xlexico traverses, weak, more so. than ever after three years of bloody strife, and compared with the formidable power of the American na tion, in considering the acts committed at Vera Cruz as accounts highly of fensive to the dignity and independence" of Mexico and contrary to your reiter ited declaration of not desiring to sev- er the state of peace and friendship with tile Mexican nation and in contra diction also with the resolution of the American senate which has just de clared that the United States docs not assume hostilities against the Mexican people; neither do they propose to levy ' war against it, considering also that the hostile acts already accomplished exceed those exacted by equity, for the desired end, which may be considered as satisfied. "It not being, on the other part, thr: usurper, who in all cases should have the right to constitute a reparation, 1 interpret the sentiment of a great ma jority of the Mexican people, which is j at once jealous of its rights, and re i spectful of foreign rights, I invite you I solely to suspend the hostile acts al- ready initiated, order your forces to 'evacuate all places which they hold in i their power in the port of Vera Cruz, j formulate before the constitutionalist government which 1 represent, as con- Secretary Prvan: "Tiie president does not desire any resolution which could be construed as authorizing him to engage in war; all he asks, all that will be given is a reso lution declaring that he is justified in using the armed forces to compel re dres of ;i specific indignitv. He has been careful to distinguish between Oeneral Huerta and his supporters on the one side, and the rest of the Mexi can people on the other. He has ro ilerateil his friendship for thc.Mexican peoole. ;in,l hjs ih-sire to see them es tablish fnr themselves constitutional -overrmont The taking of the ous tms In His-" at Vera Cruz was mad.-noeoss.-irv hv Hue'-'a's refusal to make pr.jper repar itP n for the arrest or tin American sailors. "The coviiti'tionalists an- reported in the newsparers as standing aloof from the -"ntrovery. This a very proper altitude. e hone thev will no' misurilei stand the president's position or misconstrue his acts." EITS OF NEWS Want Wore Shins LI V'l'Pl'i n il . Aprii P-rokers act ing in behalf of the Fnited States gov ernment made inquiries in shipping circles to ascertain what ships arc available here if required for the trans portation of troops, stores and coal j from the Fnited States to Xlexico. In piiries. it is stated, merely were pre cautionary with a view to a possible ' extension of the operations in Xlexico. Situation Serious j LONDON. April 22 The editorial view of the London papers is Hint the Fnited Stat"s is now committed to war with Xlexico ami that it will be im possible to localize the war against Hueria. Daily Chronicle savs: "We cannot suppose that President Wilson is asking his countrymen to spend money and shed their blood merely to replace a vilHan like Huerta i by a villian like Villa." The Daily Mail's Xlexico City cor respondent says that the cabinet has j decided to promulgate a general an jnesty measure so that Sill Mexican I may ho united in defense of tln ir : country. ' Shipoina Disturbed SAN FRANCISCO. April 22. Trouble between the United States -mil Xlexico has already made itself felt in the mercantile commerce of the Pacific coast. According to officials of the American Hawaiian Stemship company its Tehuantepec service is seriously disturbed. Wireless reports received state that sl-ips and cargoes .-if terminal ports are intact, but (hi t labor is becoming de an raMzed. P it is found advisable to abindoi, ;.e Tchuir.tepee route, 'he steamers will be divr- led to ne I ar.a ma railroad terminals and service on either coast can be resumed. t..- vessels of the company. Should conditions make it impossible to return to Tehuatcpec, steamers now hound for Salina Cruz on the Pacific coast for Puerto. Mexico, on the At lantic will not enter any Mexican port unless full protection is assured. Hire a little saicsman at The Re publican office. A Want Ad will see more customers than von can. Bohn Syphon Refrigerators SECOND TO NONE in Hcoiioiny in use of ice. freedom from moisture, ure atmosphere,- porcelain enamel liniipj, pciieet drainage, durahilL ty of construction. WHY have the great American railroads adopt ed the Bohn Syphon System of refrigera tion in their fruit cars, Pullman cars and Harvey bating Houses if Uecause after severe tests it has proven superior to all others. "IT'S A COLD PROPOSITION."