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Huerta Tells Mediators That Armistice
HARRISBURG SSsßte TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 109 ARMISTICE VIOLATED, SAYS HUERTA; FORMAL ARMISTICE DOES NOT EXIST. SAYS BRYAN Provisional President's Reply to Mediators' Proposal Understood to Be Acceptance, But Terms Were Never Given Out HUERTA OBJECTS TO LANDING OF TROOPS Leading Authorities Say It Is an Open Question as to What Can Be Done When Formal Armistice Is Not Declared Washington, D. C.. May B.—Secre tary Bryan admitted early to-day that ibis government had received a note from the South American mediators seeking to solve the Mexican crisis in which complaint is inade by the lluerta government that American op erations at Vera Cruz are in violation of the armistice. Asked as to the details of the me diating envoys' note. Mr. Bryan said: "It simply sets forth what Huerta says. A reply to that note will be. made." _ Officials point out that neither the I'nited States nor General lluerta has yet entered into any formal armistice. AVhat. occurred was this: The me diators suggested that hostilities should be suspended during the period of ne gotiations. To this Secretary Bryan replied that it -was assumed there would be a suspension of hostilities, except to repel attack. General Huer -1 a s answer was understood to be ac ceptance. hut the exact terms have not been given out. Mr. Bryan has sev eral times pointed out that this did not constitute a formal armistice, but onlv an assumption that hostilities woulil be suspended except to resist aggres sion. I iutetl States and Mexi<-o Signed Article Yli of The Hague conven tion. of which the I'nited States and ajv vico are signators, prescribes spe- Tn-villy of troops movement pending mediation, as follows: "Article VII. The acceptance of mediation cannot, unless there be an agreement to the contrary, have the effect of interrupting, delaying or hin <ler:ng mobilization or other measures, or preparation for war. "If mediation occurs after the com mencement of hostilities, it causes no interruption to the military operations in progress unless there be an agree ment to the contrary." To what extent the present suspen sion at Vera Cruz operates under these rules appears, therefore, to depend largely on the construction of the in formal understanding that it was as sumed hostilities would be suspended except to repel attack. Should Bo Definite Trading authorities on international law hold that an armistice, truce or suspension of hostilities should be defi nite and exact, and not implied. One of the leading authorities, Halleck, says: "Such a general suspension of hos tilities can only he made bv the sov ereignty of the state, either directlv or by authority specially delegated. Such authority is never implied, and the enemy is hound to see that the agent is specially authorized to bind his principal." When an armistice is formally agreed to. the authorities hold that "during its pendancy neither partv may engage in any military work, op eration or movement, at least upon 'he immediate theater of war." This however, is limited to the "theater of war." and it is added: "Each party may in its own juris diction do with its armed forces what ever it could do in time of peace. For tifications can be built or put in order, vessels fitted out, troops raised ami trained, and warlike stores manufac tured and collected. Troops can be moved about from one part of a coun try to another with the exception of the actual area of hostilities." This latter applies only when a for mal armistice is in operation, and it is nu open question ns to what the con dition is when there is no formal armistice but only an assumption that hostilities will be suspended except to repel attack. Late News Bulletins NO GENERAL STRIKE CALLED Indianapolis, Ind., May B.—"That it is not the part of wisdom for tlic miners in the organized States lo engage in a general strike at this particular time," was tlin report to-day of the special committee lo the International Executive Hoard of the United Mine Workers of America in session here. It was decided, however, to push the strike in Colorado and an appeal for financial help was issued. AIRSHIP REPORTED DESTROYED Berlin, May B.—Tlie report that a German military alrslilp had been destroyed in a storm near Zosscn, 22 miles to the south of Berlin, reached the authorities here to-day. An investigation was at once or dered. SAN LUIS POTOSI HAS FALLEN Washington, May B.—San Luis Potosi has fallen into hands of the Constitutionalists according to information which Secretary Bryan transmitted to one of his callers to-day. \ ELEVEN IN BECKER JURY New York, May B.—Two jurors were added to-day to the six already in the box at tlie opening of the forenoon session of the trial of Charles Becker for the murder of Herman Rosenthal. It was considered probable that the list would be completed In-fore to-day's adjournment DR. RYAN AT PUERTO MEXICO Vera Cruz, May B.—l)r. Edward Ryan, who was condemned to exe cution at Zacateeas and later released, is reported to have arrived to-day without mishap at Puerto Mexico, together with (100 other refugees from the capital. They will go to New Orleans on Board the Ksperanza. New York, May B.—The market closed weak. Greater weakness was manifested in stocks to-day than at any other period since the up ward movement was checked. The only support came from spasmodic short covering. Reactionary tendencies were more pronounced in the ••losing hour, when the principal shares touched the lowexl. Wall Street Closing—Chesapeake anil Ohio, in i, I,ehigh Vallcv 138: Northern Pacific, 109%: .Southern Pacific, Colon Pacific' 17*!'- : nn 'V St -. |,nul ' nT '* : Pennsylvania Railroad! ■ 'V*"'''"•i 1 '" 2 . Central, Canadian Pacific, J»0: l. S. Steel, 58?*. STRIKE OF PENIUSY MEN IS HAVING I EFFECT-MILES Pierce on the Other Hand Declares System Soon Will Be Tied Up BOTH ISSUE STATEMENTS Brotherhood Conference Will Be Held Here Late This Afternoon Striking of the members of the [Brotherhood of Federated Railroad j Employes has had absolutely 110 ef [feet upon the workings of the Pennsy j system, declared W. B. McCnleb, su perintendent of the Philadelphia divi sion. in a statement at noon to-day. W. H. Pierce, president of the Brotherhood, on the other hand, is sued a statement in which he de clares that unless the railroad grants the demands of the men, the entire Pennsylvania railroad main line will be tied up by ti o'clock to-night. McCaleb's statement is as follows: "Reports received at 9 o'clock to day show the Enola departments working, local shops working as usual, and the places of all strikers filled with new men. Nine more car inspec tors and twelve trackmen quit this morning. Wherever possible loyal men who have been furloughed are being brought back to fill the places of the strikers." Pierce said: "We are gaining ground every min ute. Reports from all districts show [Continued on Page 11] State Convention of Penna. Suffragists to Be Held in Scranton The executive committee of the Pennsylvania Society for Woman Suf frage, which met here yesterday, se lected Scranton as the place for the 1914 convention. Sessions will beheld November 11-14 in the Lackawanna county city. A number of cities had extended cordial invitations to have the meetings at those places, Includ ing Erie, AVilkes-Barre, fork and others. The convention will be carried out along novel lines, and while it is in progress, meetings at different towns within a thirty-mile area will be car ried on with notable speakers. "As this is the last convention before we have the vote," said a committee mem ber, "we will make it unusual." There will be several novel stunts, including an evening of theatricals with playlets advocating suffrage to be presented instead of the cut and d.ied speaking. The committee laid plans for a whirlwind campaign which, it is understood, is to include some methods never before attempted for the winning of the popular vote. Winter Wheat Crop May Break Records Special to The Telegraph Washington, May B.—The condition of winter wheat 011 May 1. according to the Crop Reporting Board of the Department of Agriculture, indicates a total yield of 630,000,000 bushels, the largest in the history of the country. Growing rye and the spring pastures are in excellent condition. Spring ploughing in nearly three-fourths completed. The condition of winter wheat in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland is '.'4 per cent, of a normal and New Jersey 93 per cent. ABOLISH LIQUOR JBY 1920 By Associated Press Dayton, Ohio, May S. Responsi bility of putting into effect nation wide prohibition was placed 011 the church by speakers who addressed the finai session of the National Men's Congress of the Cnited Brethren Church here last night. They pre dicted that the manufacture and sale of intoxicants in this country would be 1 prohibited before 1920. HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 8, 1914. 60100 MEN MAY BE NEEDED FOR SWIFT ASCENT ON CAPITAL ! Long Cipher Telegram From Fun ston Stirs General Staff of Army PREPARING FOR TROUBLE American En Route to Puerto Mexico Under Brazilian Flag By .Associated Press "Washington. D. C., May B.—A long cipher telegram from General Funston at Vera Cruz that stirred the general Ftaft of the army Into a conference that did not break up until nearly midnight was to be placed before the President and his Cabinet to-day by Secretary Garrison. While details of the dispatch were not given out, it was understood to contain reports taken to General Funston by refugees from Mexico City. Secretary Garrison said to-day no aggressive movement of any kind by the American forces was or dered. yet it was known that high officials of the War Department were anxious to station at Vera Cruz or on ships within striking distance of that port a force powerful enough to make a swift, ascent on Mexico City if that, became necessary. Probably .">O,OOO or 60,000 men would lie required. While the meeting of the general staff was being discussed in official circles to-day. the mediators proceed ed steadily with the program for their conference with representatives of the i [Continued on Pago o] Voorhees Is Elected President of P. & R. to Succeed Mr. Baer By Associated Press Philadelphia, May 8. Theodore Voorhees was to-day elected president of the Philadelphia and Reading Rail way Company. W. .T. Richards was elected president of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company at a meeting of the board of directors. E. T. Stotesbury was elected president of the Reading Company. At meetings of the directors of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company and the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company, E. T. Stotesbury was made chairman of the board in each instance. Roosevelt May Have an Opportunity to Meet London Critic By Associated I'ress New York. May B.—The adverse criticism of the London press follow- I ing statements by Sir Clements Mark ham on the question as to whether Colonel Theodore Roosevelt really dis coverd a new river in Brazil has re sulted in geographers in this city com ing to the defense of their fellow countryman. or at least counselling that judgment be withheld until fur ther details are received. Before sailing from Para for New York yesterday Colonel Roosevelt re lated that he had sent a letter to the Royal Geographical Society in London offering to deliver a lecture refuting the remarks of Mr. Savage-Landor, who said that the province of Ama zonas lacked the germ of civilization. Should Colonel Roosevelt go to Lon don, he may have an opportunity to j meet his critic. Sir Clements Markham, ' formerly president of the Royal so ciety, who has asked if the newly dis covered river is not in reality the Ca numa river traced farther south than it has been followed before. Force Woman and Three Dogs to Move From Home at Last To-day was the final moving day for the Mulberry street residents whose hemes have been taken over by the Cumberland Valley Railroad to make way for the subway excavations. The moving day date had been previously fixed several times; it had to be post poned several times. An Austrian woman and her three dogs refused to move. From time to time the railroad offi cials tried to get possession of the place, but it was not until early this morning that the news went around among the contracting gangs that the moving date need no longer be post poned. The woman and her three dogs moved. Commissioner Puts Out Small Blaze I>n his way to his office yesterday Marion Verbeke, deputy to the com missioner of finance and accounts, saw smoke rolling from one of the vacant and partially demolished houses in Mluberry street near Second which is being raxed to make way for the Sec ond street subway. Mr. Verbeke. a former assistant fire chief, ran into the building and dis covered a lot of old shoes and clothing ablaze in a closet In the house. He prevented a worried neighbor from hurrying to a fire box to send in an ; alarm and then calmly extinguished 1 the blaze himself. WAR DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CALL STATE MILITIA PRINCIPALS AND SCENE OF WHITE HOUSE WEDDING t * 1 5 e . v " ! '!£ er l jho t°B r aPh shows the Bluu Room in the White House, where Miss Eleanor Wilson and Secre in her bridal"own^nd^veil 0 " larn Below " a Photograph of Secretary McAdoo and his bride, arrayed WILM S DUES j IS STEP-MOTHER OF OK OF HEO FIBS Eldest Daughter of Secretary Mc- Adoo Not a Member of Bridal Party Special to The Telegraph Washington, D. C.. May B.—Miss' Eleanor Randolph Wilson, youngest; daughter of the President anil Mrs. i Woodrow Wilson, was married at ten i minutes after 6 o'clock last evening In : the Mine Room of the White House to William Gibbs McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury, and while the least bril liant of any of the marriages in the [Continued 011 Pafjc 11] MI NEKS WILL REPORT By Associated Press Indianapolis, Ind., May B.—Atten-| tlon of the international executive board of the United Mine Workers of i America was centered to-day in the i expected report of the special com mittee appointed to outline a policy to i be carried out in regard to the coal ' strike In < "olorado and also to c onsider i the feasibility of a general strike. WASHINGTON WOMAN TALKS By Associated Press Home. May S. —"American Methods I of Rural Life" was the subject of an address to-day before the International Council of Women by Miss Janet Eliz abpfh Richards, of Washington. The ; success of thes*' methods, she said, hud been proved by the fact that j foreigners were sentMng; their sons to America to study them. i REPIIBLIGI DINNER PUNS UNDER WAY Governor Tener, Senator Penrose and Congressman Kreider Among Speakers Members of the committee In charge of the arrangements for .e dinner to be held by the Harrisburg Republican Club on May 18 in cele bration of the twelfth anniversary of the incorporation of tho club, say that judging from the interest shown the dinner will be the biggest event ever held by the club and will be im portant for the city. The plans aro to have the dinner after a plub meeting and the speak ers will include Governor Tener, Sen ator Penrose, Congressman Kreider, .Mayor Frank B. McClain, of Lancas ter. candidate for Lieutenant-Gover nor. and local ReDubUcan candidates. Senator K. E. Beidleman will be the toastmaater. The committee has asked that mem bers desiring to attend, mail their ac ceptances before to-morrow night as the list will close at that time. I'SE COUNTERFEIT MONEY By Associated Press San Antonio, Tex., May B.—Millions of dollars in counterfeit constitution alist paper money, said to have, been printed in San Antonio are circulat ing throughout such portions of .Mex ico as .ire held b.v that faction, ac cording 'to Lauro t'arrillo, constitu tionalist agent here. Carrillo has been instructed to ascertain which printing establishment Issued the money. "DUMMY" DIRECTOR ON THE BOH OF BILLARD COMPM William Rockefeller Has Been Called to Testify Before • Commission By Associated Press Washington, D. C., May S.—William Rockefeller, George F. Baker and George McCullough Miller, of New York, all directors of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, have been called to testify next Wednesday before the Interstate Com merce Commission in its investigation of the New Haven road. Mr. Melien, former president of the road, will be called later to tell of transactions be tween the railroad and the Billard Company. Charles F. IJnsley, a manufacturer of Meridian, Conn., and a lifelong friend of John IJ. Billard, testified that, at the suggestion of Billard, he had become one of the incorporators and a director of the Millard Company. "Five shares of stock in the com pany were put in my name by Mr. Mil lard." said the witness, "but 1 never had any knowledge of its business. 1 acted in the matter merely as a friend and neighbor of Mr. Millard, who really was the whole company." "Did you know anything about the Millard Company?" ask*>d .Mr. Folk. "Not a thing." "You were mereb a 'dummy' di rector then?" suggested Mr. Polk. "Absolutely.'' 20 PAGES. * POSTSCRIPT. PEiUNIA, NEW YORK ID OHIO MAY BE NEEDED AT FROM] Washington Officials Have Been in Communication With Gov ernors of Three States CABINET TAKES UP QUESTION Secretary Garrison Desirous of Having Reinforcements Sent to Funston at Vera Cruz Pv Associated Fress Washington, May 8. The Mexican situation assumed a more warlike aspect to-day. Ac tivities* in the War Department which began last night on the receipt of long confidential ad vices from General Funston, were renewed through the morning and were brought to the attention of President Wilson and the cabinet when the regular session began at 11 o'clock. \\ bile this activity disclosed that every preparation was being made for possible eventualities, yet Secretary of War Garrison said just before entering the cabi net meeting that "no additional troop movements have been or dered." In connection with the military preparations for a possible for ward movement it became known that the officials of the War De partment have been in long dis tance telephone communication with the governors of New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, in an ef fort to determine how soon the militia organizations of those states, could be mobilized and sent to the sea board for shipment in transports. The department has been energetic in its efforts to make all preparations for the pos sible mobilization of the National Guard for some time. Latest inquiries of the department were directed toward acertaining how f Continued on ?*age 18] THE WEATHER For IfarrlHburg and vicinity: Show er* thin afternoon and to-night; Saturday fair; not much change In temperature. For Kaatern IVnnni Ivanln: Shcin rrn this afternoon and to-night; Saturday partly cloudy) moderate to freah whiffing wlnda, becoming westerly. River The Sunquehanna rlrer and It* principal trlhutarlea will fall to night and .Saturday, except the Juniata and the upper portion of the Weit llranch may begin to rlae again to-night aa a reault of the ahonera Indicated for the ne*t twenty-four hours. A ataga of about 7.3 feet la Indicated for Ilarrlaburg .Saturday morning. General Condition* The disturbance that wan central over the Upper Mlnalaalppl Val ley, Thuraday morning, haa mov ed aoutheaatvrard with increaalng energy and la now central over the Upper Ohio Valley. It la - to IS degreea cooler gener ally from the l'lalna Statea enat wnrd to the Atlantic. Tempeaaturei S a. M.i B«. Sunt Risen, 4:4N a. m.j aets, 7i03 p. m. Mooni Full moon, May 9, 4,34 ll* 111* River Stnget 8.1 feet above low water mark. Yeaterday'a Weather Highest temperature, 73. I.oweat temperature. (11, Mean temperature, 07. Normal temperature. ."50. MARRIAGE I.K KVSHS Franeeisco Glllace, city, and Mari etta Nerignier, Steelton. Anenjo Nevajdu and Stanko Dura sinovic, Steelton. Putting Salt On The Dollar's Tail When the manufacturer of a nationally sold article begins an advertising campaign in the newspapers he is setting a flock of dollars In motion. They arc going to be caught by soine otic. The wise denier proceeds to sprinkle s»lt 011 the tail of tha dollars by letting the public know he haa the goods. He reaps the benefit of the other man's advertising bv do- Inn jual n little pushing on his own account at Ihe right time. The caught dollars help to make for hi* own prosperity as well as for that of the manu facturer.