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FOI. 50. MATM FE NEW MEXICO, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1913. RELATIONS M BE SEVERED WITHU.S. HUERTA STILL CONTINUES IN HIS MAD CAREER. SOME OF HIS MINISTERS LEAVE HIM. MANY AMERICANS ARE FLEEING FROM THE CITY OF MEXICO. NEW MEXICAN CONGRESS TO MEET THURSDAY Mexico City, Nov. 17. The report was revived today that General Huer ta iutended to resign on the convening nf i.nnirmca In l-fAB-llIm HeRRlOU Oil Thursday. It was based on the alleged declaration of a member of the chain-! ber of deputies. An early severance ; of relations between the United j States and Mexico is regarded here as will launch on such an insane adven inevltable. None of the newspapers, ! tuie as a war with Mexico, whether printed in English or Spanish i Mr. O'Shaughnessy shortly before published more than the briefest dis- noon said he had received no iudica patches today touching the situation Hon from Washington that he was to and no indication was given in these , close the American embassy here. He of the intention of Washington toward appeared to have abandoned hope of Mexico. any renewal of negotiations with the Whether the United States embassy j Mexican government, is to remain or be immediately with- j Huerta Minister Leaves, drawn appears to be a matter which Vera Cruz, Mex., Nov. 17. Eight Nelson O'Shaughnessy, the American ; American families arrived here from charge d'affaires, himself, is uncer-1 Mexico City this morning, and report tain. The staff of the embassy is led that a genera,! exodus was begiu ready to leave at a moment's notice jning. Many more are expected to and little surprise would be felt here, night and a still greater number to although much alarm would be caused : morrow morning, in case Mr. O'Shaughnessy and his Manuel Galza Aldape, who recently establishment should take the evening resigned the ministry of the Interior in train to Vera Cruz. the cabinet, arrived here this mom- There was considerable gossip in ing from Mexico City and boarded the political circles today of further steamer Espagne, accompanied by his changes in the Mexican cabinet. Gen- wife and children. He was escorted eral Aureliano Blanquet, the minister I from the quay by the local officials, of war, is said to have had a misun-jln reply to questions he would only derstanding with President Huerta, j say he was proceeding to Paris to take which may cause him to withdraw up his duties as Mexican minister to from his post. . . i France. With the departure of Manuel Gar- What doubt remained regarding Gen za Aldape, late minister of the interior eral Huerta's intentions with respect foreigners here feel that the cabinet to compliance with the American .de has lost one of Its most level-headed mands for his own elimination was members, and an official whose mod- eration could be dispended on. His successor has not yet been chosen. In the meantime General Huerta is proceeding 'with lils efforts to xirpin ize the new congress, regardless ot the notice given to him by John Lind that serious consequences would fol low such a step. It was expected that a further at tempt would be made this anernoon to organize the senate, as Saturday's effort failed, owing to the lack of a quorum. The chamber of deputies was order-1 ed to hold a session today for the pur- pose ot revising me creuenuaia ui no Q.v'hD Ilnlooo tho TTnitprt States i finds a means to bring about altera tion of the present plans, the first reg- uiar meeting of that house will occur ; PPI for reopening of the negotia on Thursday. ,ions- Senor Adalpe's resignation General Huerta regards his part In the recent exchange of communica- Hons with the United States finished. He expects to find no difficulty in con summating his plan to bring his new congress to full organization tomor- j . . . . . , row and he continues planning nis military campaigns and carrying out his policies of pacification. What further move may he taken at Washington is a question which neith er the Mexicans nor the foreigners here find an easy one to answer but It was noticeable that there was an In creasing expression of opinion that the United States would continue heri hands off policy. It was reported unofficially today j that Chihuahua had been captured, i The war department, however, has little confirmation regarding the mili tary operations, especially those in the north in which the rebels are said to be victorious. The situation about Tuxpam, the center of the oil Industry Is described as acute. The rebels are urging the foreigners to cap their wells and leave them, as the rebels don't propose to leave an unrestricted supply of oil for the railroads nor to enable the government to derive reve nue from that source. The exodus of .foreigners, especial ly Americans, continued today. The trains to Vera Cruz were jammed. It was asserted at the American embas sy that no new Instructions had been received. Many American citizens CHINESE QUESTION IS SERIOUS IN PANAMA REPUBLIC Panama, Nov. 17. The Chinese question assumed a serious turn in the republic of Panama today. All the Chinese merchants, wholesale and re tail. In this city, in Colon and at points in the interior, numbering more than 1500, acting according to a pre arranged plan, closed their places of business after posting notices stating that the doors had been shut for the purpose of taking inventory. The demonstration was an effort to compel the Panama government to recede from its program relative j the new registration law. This law compels Chinese residents to take out new certificate- of registration and pay an ad ditional fee, or render themselves liable to deportation. The closing of the small stores has ; have reached here from smaller towns in the interior of Mexico. A numbet of business concerns here whose head miarters are abroad have received i cable instructions to send the women land children of their employes out of i the federal capital. ' A man arrived from Vera Cruz last night who claim ed to be a messenger from John Lind. with what authority was not known, and who urged the immediate depar ture of all Americans men, women and children, The Impartial today refers edi torially to the organization of the Mexican congress: "It appears," says the Imparcial, That this congress displeases the mighty personage of the White House. He takes up for slaves, whereas we I belong the noble and fierce race of j Cuauntemoc, the last Aztec soverign ' of Mexico, crossed with the blood of ! that other indomitible and proud peo I pie whose monuments of . glory rear themselves on the heights of the Andes. "Our grand president, now unem barrassed by intriguers, stands more firm than prophyry or bronze. "A people which loses its Independ ence and dignity without a supreme w'Be ucu eternal ignominy." ! The article continues by saying that j the writer cannot believe the Yankees iremoved from the minds ot most Mex icans and roreign residents, d.v nis peremptory dismissal yesterday of Manuel Garza Adalpe, the minister of interior,- who. was looked upon as the ( head of Huerta's cabinet. Adalpe led that group of the cabi-j net .which held the conviction that it j would be best to accede to that por-1 tion, at least, of Washington's de- j' mands which meant the total aban-1 donment of power by the provisional , president, and he is said to have been the on'y 0ne w'th sumctent courage to discuss the international situation j " It was he who called at the Ameri- and induced j cl"u" icv.cn.ij Nelson O'Shaughnessy, the charge d'affaires, to send to Washington his w e'"uu - """ " ? at President Huerta nous early this morning. Huerta is said to have re iterated at this meeting the statement that he would not resign, that with 'ul II. - t!P .ln..41. n4 ,tc lie wae riinnnRAfl tn nlflV out. the enme. Certain Intimate friends of General Huerta have been indicating to him, it is said, for some time, that the min ister of the interior was intrlgning for the presidency and that the cabinet j who opposed Adalpe Included Quer-1 ido Moheuo, minister of foreign af- j fairs; Aurelio Blanquet, minister of war, and Jose Maria Lozano, minister - . fomeni0 It is staled authoritatively that these throe m-nisters assured General Huerta that unless the minister of (he interior was removed they would resign. Manuel Garza Adalpe was designated tonight by the provisional president to go to Europe in fulfill ment of some undetermined special mission. Senor Adalpe's friends think it possible that he may be named to succeed Francisco de la Barra as minister to France. ! Senor de la Barra has been ordered j to Japan as special ambassador to ( present the thanks of the Mexican government for the participation of Japan in the centennial festivities under Porfirio Diaz in 1910. It was on this mission that General Felix Diaz was proceeding when he decided to return to Mexico to take part In the elections. already entailed considerable hardship n the poorer classes to whom the Chinese sell butter, lard, rice and other articles in small quantities val ued as low as 2 1-2 cents, a trade the native merchant does not care to handle. Much annoyance has also been caused by the non-delivery of laundry. If the laundries are not re opened within a reasonable time, the police have been authorized to take I action. The P-inama government today an nounced its decision to stand firm. Orders were it-sued to all provisional governors to proceed with the arrest of Chinese not complying with the registration law before November 25. The Chinese shopkeepers in the Canal Zone have not been affected. LAW VIOLATORS TO ! BE TRIED BY A MILITIA COURT CIVIL CASES AGAINST OFFENDERS IN COLORADO STRIKE FIELD RE LEASED TO MILITARY AUTHOR ITIES FOR TRIAL-MOVING PIC TURES OF STRIKE CONFISCATED C. F. & f CTSTEEL MILLS RESUME WORK Trinidad, Colo., Nov. 17. Charges of assault with intent to murder against four strikers were dismissed in the civil courts this morning when Justice C. A. Bowers was Informed by General Chase that the men were mil itary prisoners and ordered that they be held awaiting his orders. The de fendants are charged with having at tacked Herbert Smith, mine clerk at the McLaughlin mine on the afternoon of November 8. This is the first indication that General Chase proposes to try all per sons charged with law violation in connection with the present coal strike, in military court. Deputy District Attorney Ralston, upoji receipt of the order of General Chase, ordered the case stricken from the civil records without prejudice, 'the four prisoners were arrested by the military authorities and later re leased under bonds by the civil au thorities. General Chase Immediately caused the strikers to be re-arrested. One thousand feet of moving picture films were taken during an attack by strikers upon a train load of guards near Ludlow were confiscated yester day at Walsenburg by the militia and are now in possesion of General Chase. It is said that the dozens of mem bers of the attacking party are plainly recognisable. General Chase will view the pictures late today. C. W. Fairchild, recently appoint ed military secretary to General Chase, arrived here this morning and is engaged in the distribution of mili tary supplies. v The strike zone is quiet and many miners are returning to work accord ing to General Chase. Four non-union miners are said to have been attack ed and beaten at Raton, N. M., yester day by strike sympathizers. Steel Mills Reopen. Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 17. Twelve hun dred men who have been out of work for several weeks at the steel mills of the Colorado Fuel & Iron company, owing to coal shortage, returned to work this morning and the big plant is running at full capacity. The com pany is now able to secure a full sup ply cf coal from its cwn and other r inrs. The federal grand jury investigat ing the coal strike resumed its work today. It is expected that it will be ready to report in a few days. The general belief is that there will be in dictments as a result of the occur rences during the strike. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED AT A. F. L. MEETING URGE REPAIR OF ALL NAVAL VESSELS, INVESTIGATION OF PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, SATURDAY HALF HOLIDAYS INVESTMENT OF POSTAL SAVINGS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND MANY OTHER THINGS. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 17. The Amer ican Federation of Labor convention devoted the morning today to the con sideration of the report of the resolu tions committee reflecting the senti ment of the executive council and it was adopted on every point. Upon a resolution to "open the postal banks to full use by the people" however, the insurgents mustered 93 votes to the administration's 95. Resolutions were adopted as fol lows; Advocating construction and repair of all naval vessels in navy yards. Urging the industrial relations com mission to investigate conditions on the Pennsylvania railroad system. Urging higher wages in navy yards and a Saturday half holiday for all government employes. Requesting the secretary of the treasury to enforce the law against importation of convict-labor-made goods. Demanding government regulation and supervision of unloading of ves sels to protect the lives of long shoremen. Favoring direct investment of pos tal savings deposits in school district bonds. The report that President Gompers was considering retirement and would be offered the position of historian of the federation and editor of the offi cial paper was contemptuously denied by Gompers. News of-settlement of the Texas railroad strike was received jubilantly. GORY REVENGE IS TAKEN BY VILLA ALL THE FEDERAL OFFICERS, TAKEN j PRISONERS, ARE EXECUTED BY REBEL CHIEFS-REMAINDER OF VILLA'S ARMY IS CCMiNG TO BORDER CITY FROM CHIHUAHUA EL PASO FEARS EFFECT OF 7,000 REBELS IN JUAREZ El Paso, Tex., Nov. 17. Kleven men are known to have been executed In Juarez since Francisco ("Pnucho") Villa and his rebel horde captured the city Saturday morning early. The rebel officials admit the execution of that number. Americans who have fre quented the city sinco its capture by the rebels, claim that t wenty-three I have been executed. The bodies of most ot the victims are still unburned. More than twenty corpses, some of them executed, some of them bodies of the victims of the battle, lay out all night in the rain in the Juarez cemetery, as the graves have not beer, completed for them. Three of them were in coffins, the others In the clothing in which they had been shot, where it had not been appropriated by the rebels. The body of Col. Enrique Porlillo. executed Saturday, was brought to El Paso last night for interment here today. It was divested of its trousers and shoes by a rebel who was short on clothing, while it laid in the patio of the military barracks in Juarez Sunday. All rebels are badly in need of clothing and the distribution of captured federal uniforms, mad:i Sunday by Vi.lla, did not go around, sn there has been a scramble among the rebel soldiery for the clothing of the men executed. The known victims of the rebel exe cutions so far, are: Col. Enrique Portillo. Col. Augustin Cortinas. Capt. Jose Tor'cfis. Capt. R, Benavides. Capt. Rieardo C'ontreras. Lieut. Pablo RIesse. Civilian, unknown, said to be aide to Guillermo Porras, personal repre-ue rest0red to former positions with-! sentative of General Huerta lor thejout prejudice. state of Chihuahua Jose Cordova, recent chief of see ret service for Huerta in Juur.v.. Federal soldier who tried to escape it cemetery while digging grave for dead comrades, knocked down villi musket and executed while uncon scious. Pablo Ybave, Juarez .policeiuiiu. Unknown civilian, employed in ,'uarez custom house before the rebels captured it. Only four men were executed Sun day. These were Captain Contreras. who was military instructor of t Iio Federal garrison in Juarez, under tho Huerta -.egime. .lose uorooa, wu had been in charge of the Huerta sec let Kerv.ee In Juarez; Pablo Ybave, a Juarez policeman, who had assisted Cordova in his work, and the federal soldier prisoner, who was working with a squad of fellow prisoners dig ging graves. The latter evidently fear ed execution when taken to the cetne-j tery, as it is the federal army cus-! torn to stand a victim on the brink of j a grave, shoot him and allow his body to tumble in. Me ran ana was over taken by a rebel who broke his rifle in the terrific blow which he struck. The fleeing soldier fell unconscious and was then shot. An American rail road man was an eye witness to the affair. General Francisco Castro, who commanded the federal garrison when the rebels attacked, has not been loca ted. The rebels continue establishing their new civil government in Juarez. They have given permission to the Mexico Northwestern railroad, owned by Dr. F. S. Pearson and his asso- ciates, of York and London, to re-build to 'ts timber tracts south 0 , Juarez. Work will probably start this week. 1 General Villa says the rest of his . 6 army will arrive soon, bringing in all his artillery. Two trainloads arrived) today. Villa declares that Chihuahua i City will be attacked as soon as he, can replenish his ammunition. Ameri- cans express fear of trouble 'if Villa mobilizes his entire army of 7,000 un-IP? disciplined men on the border. They fear the temptation to come to El 1- . .1. .. fsso 10 eujoy suiuw 111 me iruus 01: civilization may be so strong trouble may occur between the rebels and the United States border troops. Hadn't Heard of It. El Paso, Texas, Nov. 17. Rebels in T wt,w r th ., Chihuahua by the remnant of the Villa army left near the state capital when the leader, and, a part of his forces advanced on Juarez. They have heard that General Mer cado, the federal commander,- has evacuated the city, but have no defi nite advices. "If the federals do not move against us here, we will move against Chihua hua soon," declared one of Villa's staff 'today. . P. STRIKE BEING SETTLED PENDING ARBITRATION MEN WENT BACK TO WORK AT! 1 P. M. TO DAY, FOLLOWING ANi AGREEMENT WHEREBY RAILROAD: AND FOUR UNIONS WILL ARBITRATE. INVOLVED THE FEDERAL BOARD ! INFLUENCED RESULTS Houston, Texas, Nov. 17. The strike of operating employes of the Southern Pacific lines in Texas and I .ouisiana was ended today when the railroad yielded to the demands of the men to meet a federated committee of the four unions in the controversy. The men were ordered to resume work Immediately, Within thirty minutes after the nu- ! nouncement was made that the strike had been ended, wheels been idle began to turn which had in the Mous- ton railroad yards. Announcement of the settlement was made by General Manager W. G. Van Vleck, of the Sunset General lines, here and was confirmed by the federated committee of the strikers. During the strike, mail piled up at many places and supplies of mer chandise ran low in towns which de pended exclusively on the South ern Pacific for service. Several Hous ton contractors suspended business temporarily today because shipments of material they expected over the Southern Pacific was delayed in definitely. The railroad did not at tempt to move any freight after oper ating employes in Louisiana and Texas went on Birike last Thursday night. Orders have been Issued tor a gen eral resumption of train service on schedules and a renewal of general! activities on the Southern Pacilic lines effective at 1 p, m, today. Terms of settlement from the fed eral board of mediation and concilia- j tiou. embodied the condition that strike should be settled immediately. , "" --v-The committee agreed to meet a joint T,f fou'- ""T" T committee of the four unions involved Uaulting the judge were sentenced to and make a determined effort to ad-jt"ms of from one to two months a iust all dilficulties. AH strikers are to lal,or? ln tlle Amlh CBSP; M,Bf Immediately after receiving notifies- 1 .W the Sn.ithorn Pnifle hurt nr. had ac-1 ceded, the heads of the unions wired i their acquiescence and In a body call-1 ed on President W. B. Scott of the Sunset Central, who received them along with the information that the j "strike was off." ' The federation claims it won all it j contested fo'r, that is, recognition of a joint committee, and united adjust ment of differences. I It was expected full service would ! be restored within twelve hours. The strike began November 13, at 7 p. m. During the tie up not a ireigiu .nD f wnee was moved on 2-100 track and no act of violence was re- ported. Company officials hoped to man enough engines to keep aliout a dozen passenger trains in motion. Strikers submitted C7 grievances, some of them dating back two years. The question of wages was not involv ed, except for firemen. ,,,ilM,D invnlufirl woro llio flt-ilpl" of Railroad Trainmen, the Order of naivoai The Brother- j Conductors, i hood of Locomotive Engineers and the P,rotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemeu. The lines affected .,.0 all In tho Snnaet Central nrAt - lantic division of the Southern Paci-1 fie, stretching across southern Louisi-; ana and Texas from New Orleans to I El Paso, .... u. nVmtit Vv tUa ml'lrnnrt nnrl ItH pmn.OVPK mnnB, nf , fB1,prnl oteraedia'tioll and conciliation, committee This proposal was H ,ated that in event ot re. r party the unlon hould t ' .,. K. , . . ..; ? . ... . . . . . . m. Wn was received by Pre. dent ilson, cause of the position transportation j i "es aUnS thf Mexican bord(;r reIat,on t0 anfy movement ot the i ""'- " c....-- .. . ., XT Wash ngton. D. C, Nov. 17. -Should! . , ., one thatl"le coining """chub nn. l., ong mai , !!.,. -mit. jroaa raauf m u i" ""'1 tee ironi uie itnuvn'io im n settlement, it is provided in the agreement reached today that any points remaining unsettled shall be re- ferred to the board of mediation and conciliation ior aruurauu", uuci iu Newlands act. Men Return to Work. iv-n... rt.lt.ona 1.0 Mnv 17. South- .irit. leomert ihat the strike had been settled some time be- zo Springs Texas was telegraphed to fore Southern Pacific officials would Governor Colquitt today by 127 Mexi v thev had received the news. A leans under San Marcos, Texas, date. meeting was called and soon after- ward the men went to the yards pre pared to go to work. - R APPOINTED ALABAMA SENATOR Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 17. V Frank P. (Mush, editor of llie Blr- ininghaiu News, and president of tile Montgomery Advertiser, was V today appointed I'nited States V! senator by Governor O'Neal .to ' N succeed the late Senator Joseph - F. .lohnson. The term expires N ! N 'March ?,, IDiri. ', THAW TO HAUE HEARING (N ! COURT TOMORROW! Concord, X. II., Nov. 17. The am-1 mded petition for a writ of habeas 'corpus which acts as a stay in the re moval of Harry K. Thaw from New I Hampshire, was filed by Thaw's at-i torneys in the United States district' court here today. The amendments to the original petition were necessitat ed by the indictment in New York county charging conspiracy to escape from the Mattewau asylum. A hearing on the amended petition ol Thaw and also on the petition of the state of Xew York for the dismis sal of the habeas corpus proceedings will lie given in the federal court here tomorrow. Thaw asks that the writs issue on the ground that he is a citizen of Pennsylvania; that his commitment to .Muttewan asylum was i'egal; that the section of the New York criminal code under which he was committed con flicts with the Mill amendment and the petition for his extradition don't charge a crime. The petition further says that the "proceedings on the part of the spec ial deputy attorney general of the state of New York establish bad faith and are convincing evidence of a pur pose to obtain possesion of Thaw, not for trial on the conspiracy indict ment, but for re-confinement in Mat tewan. j SEARCH WOMEN ATTENDING LONDON TRIAL London, Nov. .17. Two bands of what Arthur Kopina, the police mag istrate described as "raving women" .appeared at the police courts of louaj. i jii'j weiti vuiii..u wuu ussauiL in connection wuu nuiur day's outrages at the Old Bailey court. when hammers wew thWwn at Justice I Lawrence and. with yesterday's disor-jral ders near Premier Asquith's official i "oyleau ana Mrs. err were nounu iover to keep the peace, while the pro- ceeaings agamsi m.e m.u "Oyie weie BUjuururu. The police took the precaution, of ! execution of at least two federal pris depriving all women spectators of j oners yesterday. At General Carran their baskets or parcels as Ihey en- za's headquarters it was denied that tered the court. KILLED WHEN HIS AUTO TURNED TURTLE. Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 17. j George G. Langman, a prominent nurseryman ot mis region lor u,au .years, was instanuy sm al ucuvue -vu.. j this morning, south or tnis city. Lang-, i - - I landscane gardening at the country es-1 te oi a prominent i,uioiuu resident when Ills macnine lurneu iur-ierai l arranza were ueueveu iikib iu tle. j day to have reached a crucial stage. Both Mr. Hale and Francisco Escu- FORMER WOMAN'S GOLF ; dero, minister of exterior in the Car- CHAMPION MARRIES. j ranztt cabinet, with whom Hale con- ferred last night, intimated that the Fall River, Mass., Nov. 17. Miss j exchanges had been of a most friend Katlierine C. Harley, former national Iy and satisfactory character. The Woman's golf champion, was married to Herbert A. Jackson, of Brookline, a Harvard grauiiate, ..u c.i .. jCiuu man. ! lXX?S X S S ASK F0R "VtV, TO CAPTURE INDIANS. 1 Washington, D. C, Nov. 17.- i I'nited States marshal for New j Mexico. A. H. Hudspeth, today ! Bkpii for two troons of cavalry k to take eight Navajo Indians, who are charged with rioting and Hmtze, the German minister in Mex horse stealing, and who have for- ;ieo, has ordered the cruiser Nuernberg tilled themselves in the moun-lnow on the Pacific const of Mexico, tains near Shiprock. Major Gen- 'to proceed to San Bias and take on ; y A A A eral Carter, in command or tne border rmtrol. has authority to send the troops and the request was turned over to him. When asked what they knew about the above at the marshal's I: A office this afternoon, Deputy W , g(ated ManhBl . speth would arrive this evening. but that they had received no in- formation regarding the progress negotiations with the In- ; dians. X X TEXAS THREATENED UNLESS MERCY :IS SHOWN SMUGGLERS I Austin, Texas, Nov. 17. Imake Texas "answer to ! Mexican people" unless mercy is ' shown Mexican ammunition smugg- i lers arrested last September at Carri There were fourteen Mexican smug glers, eleven of whom are still await ing trial. The telegram reads In part: SITUATION NOT AT CRITICAL STAGE SAYS PRESIDENT WILSON. AMERI CAN EMBASSY NOT TO BE CLOSED YET. HUERTA MUST BE ELIMINATED IS STILL THE ONE IDEA OF WASHINGTON OFFICIALS. CONFERENCE IS STILL ON AT NOGALES, ARIZ. Washington, D. C Nov. 17. Presi dent WUhoii does not regard the Mexi can situation as imving reached any such critical stage as to require the closing of the American embassy. Dis cussing reports to that effect today he said Charge O'Shaughnessy neither had been given his passports nor had he been told to come back. While de tails as to persons had changed tho main circumstances remained sub statantially the same as when the president previously expressed a fav orable view of the situation. Summing up the status ot affairs, the president indicated that while the personal attitude of General Huerta might have changed, the circumstan ces on which the American govern ment bases its conviction that Huer ta's elimination is inevitable, have not changed at all. It was made plaiu at the White House that the peremptory resigna tion of Minister Aldape did not affect materially the American plan, as it was pointed out that no scheme that this government might have could very well depend on the permanency of any member of the Huerta cabinet. Secretary Bryan has ordered inves tigation of the executions at Juarez, but thus far has been unable to recon cile conHicting reports. On representations made by Consul Edwards at the direction of the state department, friends of Ballln, an American, reported in danger of exe cution, has been released at Juarez. Consul Edwards reported Ballins life had not. been in danger. Rear Adtni- Boush, on the battleship Louisiana, has been instructed to demaud the release M several Americans detaiiieq by the constitutionalists at Tuxpam. Retaliatory Measures. Sotiora, Mex., Nov. 17. Retaliation for the execution of constitutionalist prisoners put to death by Mexican federals was advanced today as a pos sible explanation of the action ot Gen- I eral Villa at Juarez in ordering the specific orders for the Juarez execu tions had been sent from here, but the same informant thought it possible that General Villa acted under instruc tions given several months ago by General Carranza. That order, it was slated, had directed that no federal prison.-, ue,u tUC s.iuc v, vafta.u Reach Crucial Stage. The negotiations between William. Bayard Hale, unofficial agent of the au,.ifi.o.i "u" "co last conference followed the receipts by Mr. Hale of long messages from Washington, the nature of which was not disclosed. Hale replied to this telegram at length at the conclusion 'of the conference. ! it was expected early today that Hale would meet Boon Wltn tne mil j Carranza cabinet and it was thought possible some definite understanding might follow that meeting. To Take Off Germans. Berlin, Nov. 17. Admiral Paul von board any German fugitives from the city of Tepic, which is threatened by i insurgents. Private steamers are said ! to be chartered for the Nurenberg is unable to reach San Bias in time. ; Didn't Want To Talk But Does, 1 Chicago, 111., Nov. 17. A strong fleet of American warships and an army of marines already is guarding the coast of Mexico to protect United States citizens, according to Secretary jvof the Navy Josephus Daniels, who ar i rived In Chicago today to inspect the (Continued on Page Four.) -Threats to i "We will not stand by such barbar the whole 1 OU8 state of thinga and will appeal to the Mexican nation if your state wants to murder men loyal to the liberty of oppressed people." The governor replied, saying: "I desire to inform you that your threat is certainly a brazen one and it any violence Bhould come to Ameri can citizens as a result of it, each ot you will be held personally responsl- j ble under the law." 1 V.