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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, FRIDAY 'MORNING, APRIL 24, 1914
PAGE THREE TflOOPS SENT TO PROTECT BORDER HUE Secretary of War Seeks to Relieve Tension bv Or-dt-ving More Soldiers for Sen-ire in the States Along Roundarv TAMMANY'S MEN RKADY TO SKIIVK Mu.-b Abused Political Party Offers to Furnish Regi ment Recruitinu; Offices Crowded With Men Wish ing to Enlist associated phess dispatch! WASHINGTON. April 23. Pecre t;ry t.arrison tonight issued the fol lowing statement: "The department has been in re- . iH 'if many telegrams from places ;'.-ng the bolder showing apprehen sion. To relieve the tension I have ..ulered additional troops to report t, Oeneral Bliss, to be distributed in si-.ch places as he finds it advisable ir.-ler the circumstances. Three regiments of infantry at Tresidiii. San Francisco, will report t. ineral Bliss together with some ji-tillerv from Fort Riley. Under the orders from the depart nrnt. no munitions of war can at rvsen! be permitted to bo over the border. A brigade of "infantry and some artillery will be dispatched from Oalvoston to Vera Cruz to n -operate with the navy there." Secretary Daniels has issued orders tor forming a special service squad ion for servite on the east coast of Mexico. Kear-Admiral Winslow has been selected to command, and will hoist his flag on the Xew York which will leave Sunday or Monday Jo join the fleet. The special service scjuadron will consist of the battleships Xew York snl Texas, the armored cruisers Washington and Montana, also the Tacoma. Des Moines. Chester. Salem. Xashville, Dolphin, fastine. Machias. Paducah. Wheeling. Petrol, Eagle and others that may he available from t me to time. St. Louis to Leave Seattle" SF.ATTLK. April 23. Orders were received at the Puget Sound navy yard tonight for the cruiser St. Louis t sail immediately for Mazatlun. via San Diego. The St. Louis will leave at S o'clock in the morning. Tammany Offers Regiment XEW YORK. April 23 The soci ety of Tammany, a social organiza tion separated but closely allied to the i-olitical body of that name is prepared to offT to President Wilson a fully equipped regiment for service in Mexico. At a meeting today plans for recruiting the regiment from among Tammany men was discussed. The Tammany regiment was one -of the smart military organizations in the Spanish war. Sixty-eight marines left the .New York navy yard today for Philadelphia where they will go aboard the transport Moro Castle for service in Mexico. The supply ship Culgoa, which has een in Mexican waters, arrived at the navy yard today. She will be loaded with six thousand tons of meat and other provisions and will join the fleet ms soon as possible. Recruiting Stations Swamped CHICAGO. April 23. X early 800 re cruits for the regular army were sent Irom here today in several squads hound for St. Louis, where they will receive instructions at Jefferson Bar racks. Several hundred applications have been received at naval recruiting stations. The Xational Guard barracks were the scene of much activity and several drill grounds for cavalry were being fitted with electric lights for night drill. Draft Petty Officers XEWPORT. April 23. A draft of 35 chief petty officers and other service men. including several who have been under fire in Cuba, the Phillipines and China was sent from the naval train ing station to the Boston navy yard today. The men will be assigned for service on warships ordered to Mexico. Marines From Annapolis AXXAPOLIS. April 23. Forty men from the Marine barracks here will leave for Philadelphia tomorrow morn ing in charge of a first sergeant. All are commissioned officers previously detached. WAR TAX ON "LUXURIES" Beer, Win and Tobacco Suggested As Revenue Raisers f ASSOCIATED PRESS OIBPATCHl WASHINGTON', April 23. The first war tax measures planned would impose a stamp tax on checks and legal documents. Another mea sure would tax sweet wines, forti fied brandies and probably beer. Ac cording to estimates this measure would net the treasury department about J116.000.0O0 a year. If the sit uation demanded, a tax could be placed on cigarettes, cigars and to bacco. The treasury department under ex isting laws has authority to issue without further action by congress $100,000,000 worth of Panama canal lionds and it is probable that this means will be taken at once tV raise TROOPS WILL REINFORCE (Continued from Page One) tion secure. Admiral Fletcher and Consul Canada occupied most of the day at Vera Cruz in handling the hun dreds of American refugees. British and German vessels took off more than 1200 refugees at Tanipico and a general exodus of Americans from Mexico was reported. Admiral Badger requested permission to capture all the Mexican gunboats and vessels carrying troops or ammunition for the aid of Mexicans around Vera Cruz. . ' The attitude of General Carranza, as explained in his note, showing that he regards the invasion of Vera Cruz as a violation of Mexican sovereignty, was the first development which threw of ficial Washington into a feverish ex pectation of sensational developments. The -possibility that the great body of constitutionalist forces along the inter national boundry might take an offen sive stand in the situation was every where discussed. The president and cabinet officers studied Carranza's note and within a few hours a statement was issued by the president reiterating the purpose of the American government as friendly to the Mexican people and emphasizing that as Huerta controlled the region where the offenses were committed, the Washington government must enforce its "rightful demands upon those whom the existing authorities at the place where we act to. for the time being, represent." The restoration of the embargo on arms was officially announced after the pronouncement of Carranza that he regarded the seizure of Vera Cruz as a violation of Mexican sovereignty, had been considered by the adminis tration. While Mexican constitution alists here protested that Carranza's real attitude was friendly, the Amer ican government decided to take no chances, and abruptly stopped the shipment of all arms into Mexico. Earlier in the day the -president issued a statement of warning to Carranza that the United States is dealing now, and will continue to deal with those whom Huerta com mands and "those who come to his support." The senate passed a house bill ap propriating $500,000 to care for American refugees. Senator Borah declared in the debate that a condi tion of actual war existed between the United States and Mexico. Sen ators Lodge and Weeks urged that the embargo be replaced along the entire border. The national capital was nervous with excitement while diplomatic re lations with the Huerta government were being finally severed. The army and navy continued to put themselves on a war basis. The revelation of the purpose of Carranza and Huerta .is being await ed before a complete military cam paign is developed. The United States intends to take no offensive steps for the present preferring to hold Vera Cruz until the situation in Mexico City-. and eisewhere in the southern republic crystallizes. Tonight McAdoo and other secre taries are at the White House dis cussing the formal orders to customs officials to hold up all shipments of arms which will come eventually in formal announcement of the em bargo, McAdoo it is believed had the subject of financing the military op erations up for consideration. It was another day of activities at the White House and state, war and navy buildings, with many tense mo ments such as have not been ex perienced since the Spanish-American war. Secretary Bryan asked the Brazil ian government if it would act for the United States in Mexico, and after a conference with Ambassador Da Gama announced that complete arrangements had been made. The choice of Brazil instead of a Euro pean power, is considered significant. Xot only had Brazil refused to rec ognize the Huerta government, but the fact that the United States is considered as its friend in the crisis in the South American nation is emphasized as a proof of pan-American solidarity. This is the first time a South Ameri can country has ever been asked to act in such a capacity for the United States. Charge Algara asked for his pass ports only a few hours after the news reached Washington . that Charge O'Shaughnessy had received his safe conduct. He made preparations to leave tonight for Canada. FARMER MARSHAL TO PRISON (ASSOCITBI PRKR8 OtSTCtO DES MOIXES, April 23. William Richards, for twenty years a deputy United States marshal, pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the district court and was sentenced to an inde terminate term of five years In the penitentiary at Fort Madison.-." o CANADIAN TOWN BURNED f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! OTTAWA, Ont., April 23. The busi ness section of Bryson, Quebec, the county seat of Pontiac, was wiped out by fire. A hotel and twenty-eight stores were destroyed. " - 1 ! CALIFORNIA GUARD ' STARTS FOR BORDER LQg AXGELES, April 23. ! Escorted to the depot by an en- j thusiastic crowd, the First Bat- talion of the Seventh Regiment, j j National Guard, departed for Ca- I j lexico. There were four com- j panles, numbering about 250. j Owing to the failure of ma- I chine guns for the use of thej militia to arrive, the machine ! j gun company did not go with the I others. The ordnance was lo- cated by telegraph at Albuquer- que where they were taken from a freight train and forwarded by express. It is expected the ma- j chine gun company will follow i tomorrow night. , I ife h Wi HmimlMk if m m 7p , ; Mexican Federals Send Their Families (Associated Press Dispatch) i troops in ease -trouble! "No fears are felt at pres SAN DIEGO April 2:'.. ! started. Major Ray, in ent," said Thief Engineer Three h find red Alevicnii fVd-1 eral soldiers arrived at Ti - j uana from Ensenada. All foreisrners have been order-' ed out of. town, and there has been a general exodus of Women and children all day across the border into Amer ican territory. The Mexican sub-prefecto sent his wife and family across the line to safety in the United States. Meetings are being held in practically every Amer-jing to railroad officials to- mite in their ordinary con iean town along the border i night. Jf necessarv, the ! struction work, and the onlv at which companies of niiu - ute men are being organ ized to' defend their hornet. Fear is felt that a superior force of Mexicans would: overwhelm the United States Regulars W - : JP?, ,MWf Troops Encamped On Texas to U. S. for command of the local mili - tia, lias asked for two ad;li - tional companies to guard the San Diego water s s- j tern. . Offer Guard for Pw. R. Major Meius. commander of the Mexican forces at Ti - juana, and other officials along the border have ex-; and the end of the line. The pressed their desire that report that a carload of dy work on the San Diego & namite had been blown up Arizona railwav shall con - tinue uninterrupted, accord- i Mexicans said that the v were willing to furnish sol - diers to protect the camps that somebody heard the de and workmen, so anxious ; tonation resulting from a are they that the work shall; j not be stopped. Starting For The Border Border Protection ' Kallriaht of the San I)ieo :& Arizona railway, tonight "The latest report we have had is that things have been ; qmet at all points on the hiie. The entire torce ha heen at work all day at camp jNo. 1, and practically the ! whole force at camp No. 2 ; is absolutely untrue. The men have been using dvna w ay that I can conceive of ! the report having started is blast and jumped at a silly i conclusion." VILLA WILL NOT . BE (Continued From Page One) replied it was not as though Carranza wanted peace. He said Carranza had refused a number of offers from fed eral garrisons to join him if he would take the field against the United States. In Juarez the saloons and gambling houses are closed and few persons were in the streets today. It was reported that four hundred ' soldiers had arrived from the south to re-inforce the garrison, but this proved unfounded, the story being the work of a beligerent major in one of the cuar tels. A few troopers, unarmed, lounged in the scant shade of the plaza, but that was all. The big doors of the cuartals stood open and a glance showed them to contain but few soldiers. Early in the day El Paso was excited by reports that four troop trains and a train of ammunition and horses were on their way from Chihuahua to Jua rez under General Toborio Ortego. It had much to do with the transfer of more soldiers from Fort Bliss to this city, but the truth of the story was generally denied in a way that carried conviction. Villa is himself a teetotaller. The hero of Torreon said he came on pri- ate business affairs and to see Mrs. Villa. With Villa are Generals L'r- bina, Angeles and Rodriguez. Villa brought with him- a hundred woven rugs of softest lambs' wool as a present for General Scott, who recently left Fort Bliss to become assistant chief of staff at Washing ton. Carothers promised to forward t along with Villa's congratulations to the recipient of promotion. Villa said he had arranjd with all foreigners, except Spaniards, to ship out their cotton from Torreon upon paying a war tax to which the for eigners agreed. He said the Span ish cotton men were not included in the arrangement, their crop having been confiscated. There are 75.000 bales of contraband, valued at $450,000. .. Withdraw Britons In El Paso, H. C. Miles, the Bri tish consul, in carrying out the or ders of his government, warned Bri tish citizens to get out of Mexico. El Paso Defenses Col. C. A. P. Hatfield, command ing Fort Bliss, clapped an embargo on arms and ammunition again and then took it off. The battalion of infantry which is guarding the city was reinforced from the post by another battalion of the twentieth, a squadron of the twelfth cavalry, Battery C of the sixth artillery and a machine gun platoon. Colonel Hatfield has established headqharters in the city hall, on the roof of which the mili tary wireless tower is erected, and telephone wires are being strung by the signal corps to enable him to communicate promptly and confi dently with his subordinates in the field. Tonight the black muzzles of field guns, parked in the camp of the re inforcements in the Texas and Pa cific railroad reservation east of El Paso, are ready to pour their shells into a foreign foe should one appear. At the hardware and gun stores to You Can Save Money HUGHES' HIGH GRADE PAINT Regular price $2.50, to close out $1.60 per gal. PURCELINE FLAT WALL FINISH Special to close this out, now $1.60 per gal. This positively is the best flat wall finish on the market. ALABASTINE Two Barrels on hand now, 7c per pound Specials DUTCH CALCIMINE, 5c per pound. KEEN CEMENT, 10c per pound. LINCOLN CALCIMINE, 5c per pound On Hand Big Stocks LINSEED OIL, TURPENTINE, LEAD, CALIFORNIA RUBBER PAINT. FULLER'S RUBBER CEMENT FLOOR PAINT Wall Paper A big high grade stock of wall paper, to close out and make room for new stock 10 CENTS PER BOLT AND UP rvice Four first class painters and decorators, ready to give expert work. Ask any of our many customers, all are satisfied. Cavileer & Co. PAINTERS WHO KNOW HOW 108 East Adams. W. D. SMITH Expert Watchmaker and Engraver, who has been connected with Nathan Friedman, Jeweler, for a number of years, has severed his connections with the above firm and is established in the NEW STATE LOAN OFFICE, 44 W. Washington St. Your patronage solicited, and satisfactory work guaranteed. day the purchasers of weapons stood in line as if waiting at the box office for tickets at some popular show. They were all Americans for the edict went forth that none will be sold to Mexi cans without a permit from Sheriff Peyton Edwards. Efforts to find out just what conditions are affecting the shipment of arms and ammunition across the river caused bewilderment. It finally appeared that although there is no embargo on, still the stuff could not be sent across. This morning Col. Hatfield received an order from General Tasker H. Bliss at San Antonio not to allow munitions of war to cross the bridge. The colo nel posted a guard at the Santa Fe street bridge. This evening General Bliss is said to have rescinded the ord- er.or at least instructed that there is no official embargo. The soldiers un derstood, however, that nothing for military use could cross until the pres ent complimatlons are removed. They seized 275,000 rounds Of cart ridges stored in a local warehouse for the last month. Tonight Zach H. Cobb, collector of the port, said the embargo is still lifted as far as he knows. o WAGE CONFERENCE FAILS Tassociated press dispatch! ' COLUMBUS, O April 23. The conference committee composed of representatives of Ohio miners and operators had a deadlock here in its attempt to arrange a wage scale with the probable result that the coal mining industry in Ohio will continue to remain idle indefinitely. o MAKE MOUNTAIN GUNS t associated press dispatchI ROCK ISLAXD, April 23. The arsenal here has been putting out mountain batteries in increased quantities for the last week. Several large shipments have been made to the south. The stores at the arsenal could furnish arms and ammunition for a long period. COMMANDS TROOPS AT PRESIDIO, TEXAS - Major M. M. tfcNamoe. In case of intervention in Mexico, Major M. M. McN. mee w'!; be one of the officers to lea 1 :he American troops. He is now in charge of the U. S. troops at Presidio, Texas. i Phone 1829 N. CotworA von money in case of eventualities.