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Railway Workers’ Union to
Decide Question Today
Situation Most Serious at Birming
ham. Where 7000 Men Have Quit
Work—Unrest in Dublin
Is Increasing
London, September 17.—Great Britain
will know tomorrow whether she will
have to endure another national trans
port strike. Acting on a demand from
Birmingham, where the strike situation
is serious, the executive hoard of the
National Union of Railway Men will meet
at the London headquarters in the morn
ing to discuss the advisability of calling
a national strike. Birmingham has taken
Liverpool's place as the strike center.
Seven thousand men are now out there.
The stoppage of freight shipments is com
plete; even local deliveries are impossi
The only favorable indications are to
be found in the return to work of a num
ber of Liverpool freight handlers, and
agreements by the officials of the various
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| Companies Say It Is Impos
sible to Comply With the
Order by October
Washington. September 17.—Application
was made to the interstate commerce
commission by the express companies for
an extension of time in which to prepare
and put into effect the new express rates
ordered by the commission. These were
derided on in August. The rates are ef
fective in October.
In a conference between members of
the commission and counsel for the com
panies today It was represented to be i
impossible for the companies to comply
with the order by the middle of October.
Walker D. Hines, speaking for the five
large express companies, declared their
willingness to comply generally with the
provisions of the commissions order and
to put into effect the proposed rates. Ho
suggested, however, certain modifications.
No conclusion was reached either as
to the extension of the date of tlie order
as to the modifications requested.
Little doubt exists that the commission
will grant the application, inasmuch as
the companies agree to comply with the
railway companies Involved to receive
delegations of strikers.
A prominent labor leader of Birming
ham said tonight that no matter what ac
tion the executive board took the pas
senger train employes would join the
| freight workers tomorrow. Already sev
eral hundred engineers and firemen have
struck, and freight is piling up. The varl
I ous trades are beginning to suffer losses
las a result of the disorganization of traf
fic. Tlie directors of the Manchester ship
■anal have declined the offer of media
tion made by the mayor of Selford, declar
ing that they cannot grant any aidvances
at the present time. The railways at
Birmingham are refusing to receive any
more consignments. Hearses are being
utilized to carry meat from the depots
to the butchers as not a single railway
dray is working.
At Dublin tiie unrest is increasing.
James Larkin, the labor leader, in a
speech tonight declared that they would
soon have all the workers with them. A
procession numbering 6000 marched
through the streets and stoned a car
when tiie motorman refused to quit.
Trade in Dublin is almost completely
paralyzed, rt Is feared that as soon as
the slender strike funds of the Irish union
workmen are exhausted dangerous out
bursts will occur.
The strike fever is spreading to Wales
and Ulster. One thousand colliers are out
at Pontypridd. They refuse to work un
til the sole non-union man there joins
the union.
Unless the employers give in, all those
who ride In busses in London will go
afoot by Saturday. Arrangements have
been made to give the signal for tlie bus
men to desert their vehicles at midnight
Friday unless tiie directors of the small
bus company which refuses to allow its
men to wear union buttons rescinds its
Such a strike would involve 10,500 men
and withdraw 3600 motor busses from the
streets. The strike might eventually In
clude the employes of the tube railways i
and the outlying street car systems which 1
belong to the traction combine which
owns the motor busses.
Madrid, September 17.—The Spanish
government has not v®* reached a de
cision with reference to participation in
i the Panama-Pacific exposition at San
Francisco. Lack of funds through the
drain on the treasury caused by the Afri
can war is the chief obstacle, but the
government is still considering tiie report
drawn up by Marques De La Vega In
clan, who has strongly urged that Spain
he adequately represented. Tiie govern
ment may find a way out of the difficulty
by requesting the large business houses
to donate a sufficient sum for the pur
Louis Pizitz—The Busy Corner
An Informal Showing of
Womens Fall 1913
Feady-to- W ear
and Millinery
Today. September 18th, we invite you
to our informal showing of the newest
and best
W omen's Ready-to- W ear
Garments and Fine
Everything that is new will be on dis
play and we ask you to call and examine
the most extensive and best bought
stock ever show.n in this city. Particu
lar pains has been taken in our selec
tions and we want your approval. Re
member it is just informal.
Assemblymen Who Voted
for His Impeachment
Not Renominated
New York, September IT.—Impeachment
of Governor Sulzer and Ills fight for direct
primary reform placed itself in the posi
tion of an important role in yesterday’s
democratic primary election.
The governor’s friends today maintained
these issues were responsible for defeats
the regular democratic* organization suf
fered In several localities.
In Buffalo and Rochester the regular
democratic organizations which lined up
with Tammany in the Sulzer impeach
ment fight were badly beaten.
In Albany county former State Commit
teeman McCabe, a firm Tammany adher
ent, came so nearly defeat that the party
leadership may remain in doubt until the
official count is had.
In New' York city the Sulzer issue was
not apparent. Sulzer's threat to make
tiie democratic assemblymen smart for
defeating his direct primary measure was
recalled today when returns showed that
four assemblymen who voted against this
measure and for his impeachment w*ere
defeated for renomination in Buffalo.
All of the democratic candidates for
assemblymen in Monroe county, which in
cludes Rochester, were designated by the
opponents of Tammany.
fContinued from I’nge One)
sequently*appoint Huerta to a post in the
cabinet ami resign in his favor are caus
ing some uneasiness, for if the election is
constitutional, the position of the United
states toward Huerta then might be em
barrassing. it is said to be quite prob
able, however, that no matter who is
elected next month the Washington gov
ernment will hold aloof for some time
until it is convinced that stability and
peace have been accomplished and that
the choice of an executive is approved
by the Mexican people.
State department officials accepted as
a good omen the absence of any reports
of disorders or anti-American demonstra
tions In Mexico in connection witii the
celebration of the Mexican independence
Consul Aiger at Massatlin today con
firmed reports of the killing of Morris
Root of Pottstown, Pa., in the state of
Tepic. Consul Alger added that the gov
ernor of Tepic in response to representa
tions lias promised to bend every effort to
apprehend the murderers.
Explain Why They Left
San Diego, Cal., September 17.—A state
ment setting forth their reasons for leav
ing Mexico was issued today by those
who arrived here aboard the cruiser Buf
falo from the west coast of the southern
republic. The Buffalo brought 139 refill
gees, who were landed here, the ship pro
ceeding to San Francisco.
The statement follows:
On Board United States Steamer Buf
falo. September hi, 1913.—“We, residents
of the Yaqul valley, desire to state the
following facts concerning the exodus of
the American and other foreign residents
from the Yaqul valley, Sonora, Mexico,
on September 7, 1913:
“No uneasiness was felt by the Amer
ican residents until Consul Vail of the
United States, located at Guaymas, So
nora, personally visited Yaqul valley on
September 6, 1913, accompanied by IJeut.
J. R. Henley of the United States ma
rines (in uniform) and exhibited a tele
gram dated Washington, D. C., August 27,
1913, and signed by Secretary of State
Bryan, which stated that the President
earnestly urged all Americans to leave
Mexico and that the United States ship
Buffalo was then waiting at an adjacent
point called Salinas to embark all those
desiring to leave. The consul added his
personal advice that every one avail
themselves of the opportunity and con
form to the President’s request.
“Reiving entirely upon these represen
tations, we have abandoned our homes,
together with real and personal property
of greater or lesser value.
Safety Not Menaced
“Since about March 1, 1913, we have
neen without train service or mails, and
for that reason we could not Intelligently
judge for ourselves the necesslaies of the
‘ ase. Both contending factions in the i
present disturbances in Mexico have visit- i
ed the Yaqui valley, but neither side
had committed any overt act toward for
eigners nor disturbed our homes or prop
erty. They have levied on their own na
tionality lor necessary sustenance almost
entirely, and have only made requests in
a few instances on foreign residents, and
then in a formal manner to cover supplies
not available elsewhere. Particularly hay.
"While the continued disturbed condi
tions paralyzed business generally, and
made it impossible to realize returns upon
any crops, thereby creating temporary
financial embarrassment, nothing in the
attitude of either df the contending parties
made the situation any particular men
ace to our lives or property.
“Despite these conditions we were con- I
tinning to harvest crops and preparing
land for extensive fall planting. Knowing
the aptitude of some persons to exagger
ate facts for momentary personal noto
riety, this statement is deemed expedient
for all concerned.
"We have left Mexico entirely under
the urgency of the United States gov
ernment, feeling that they had complete
knowledge of the situation throughout the
republic of Mexico and not desiring to in
any way embarrass our government, we.
have complied promptly with their re
quest to leave Mexico, thereby suffering
substantial financial loss, and we also feel
that we are therefore justified and are
relying upon the United States govern
ment to protect our Mexican interests
now and in the future.”
Trevino Heads School
Mexico City, September 17.—Gen. Geron
imo Trevino, former commander of the
Monterey military zone, today was ap
pointed chief of the military school, the
permanent military tribunal. The gen
eral’s arrival in the Mexican capital re
cently gave rise to reports that he had
come for the purpose of succeeding Pro
visional President Huerta as ruler of
the land.
Jose Maria -Laznno, minister of public
instruction, at the same time was ap
pointed minister of communications and
public works, in succession to Col. David
De La Fuente, who has been raised to the
rank of brigadier general, and is to pro
ceed to the state of Sinaloa as gover
Maas Guest of Lind
Vera Cruz, September 17.—General Maas,
commandant at Vera Cruz, was a guest
tonight at a dinner which John Lind,
President Wilson's envoy, gave to the
admiral and other officers of the Amer
ican warships. The presence of General
Maas eliminated the subject of Mexico
and the United States from the conver
Mr. IJnd is awaiting the decision of
the state department as to whether he
shall proceed to the Mexican capital,
return to Washington, or remain here]
He has reported fully to Washington
as to the signltlcance of President Huer
ta's message.
Think Punishment Insufficient
Douglas, Arlz., September 17.—Mexican
residents here telegraphed to Washing
ton today a protest against what they
termed inadequate punishment fur Young
Davis, the American cowboy, who con
fessed to having tom down a Mexican
Bearing Body of Mayor
Gaynor—Escort of
1600 Police
New York, September 17.—The steamer
Lusitania, with the body of Mayor Gay
| nor aboard, was in communication with
the wireless station at Cape Race Nf. at
6 o’clock. She was then 1020 miles east
of Sandy Hook.
She will reach New York about 11
o'clock Thursday night and dock about $
o'clock Friday forenoon.
The two ex-Presidcnts of the Cnited
States—Theodore Roosevelt and William
H. Taft—probably will appear in the fu
neral line. Mr. Taft has been named as
one of the honorary pallbearers and Col
onel Roosevelt Is included in a committee
of 100 notable citizens named today by
Mayor Kline to act as an honorary escort.
This committee will he headed by the
two living ex-mayors of New York—Seth
Low and George R. McClellan. The po
lice escort will consist of 1600 bluecoats.
A public memorial meeting in honor of
the late mayor later will be arranged
for by the committee of 100.
New York, September 17.—A notable tri
bute to the memory of Mayor Gaynor
was paid tonight by passengers on board
the Lusitania, on which the late mayor's
body is being brought here, according to
a wireless message from the steamer now
nearing port, it took the form of a me
morial meeting in which British pas
sengers joined with Americans. Nearly
everyone in the first cabin attended.
Short addresses were made in eulogy of
the dead mayor and his life was re
viewed by men who had come more or
less into close touch with him. An ap
propriate resolutions of sympathy with the
Gaynor family and the citizens of New
York was passed at the end of the meet
Trinidad, September 17.—Official call for
the strike in district 15 of the United
Mine Workers of America was issued to
night from the office of Frank J. Hayes,
international vice president. It stated:
“We are striking for improved condi
tions, better wages and union recogni
“We request all members to be peace
ful and law- abiding and conduct the
strike on a high plane."
Sheriff Grisham, who returned tonight
from a conference with Governor Am
mons. said no move had been made to
order the militia into this district and
stated that the civil authorities were
able to handle the situation. Everything
in the city and camp is peaceable. Re
ports that the companies are importing
men is denied at the company’s offices.
New York. September 17.—In an attempt
to commit suicide. Rosa Dicisci, a maid,
hung suspended head down for 10 min
utes from the fourth story window of
an uptown apartment house tonight.
That her attempt was not successful is
due to the efforts of her mistress, Mrs.
Sigmund Straus. Hearing the maid
screaming, she rushed to the window,
seized the girl's feet just as they were
going over the sill, and hung on with
desperate grip while the maid struggled
vainly to free herself.
The cries of the women attracted a
large crowd and just as Mrs. Straus was
about to lose her hold, three men re
lieved her and the services of firemen
with ladders, which had been requisi
tioned, were not needed. The girl had
been suffering from melancholia.
Mias Clara Hety, a nurse at the Hill
man hospital, was operated upon for ap
pendicitis last night. The operation was
successful and was performed by Dr.
George Hogan. Miss Hety is resting easily
and is out of danger. Miss Hety is a
graduate nurse at the Hillmari hbspital
and is 19 years of age. She had only 10
more days to serve as her allotted time
of apprenticeship when she was stricken.
flag at Pirtleville yesterday. The Arizona
state authorities also w*ere asked to take
up the case.
Davis was assessed a nominal fine on
a charge of malicious mischief. Con
stable Reese of Pirtleville, also arrested
In connection with the case, w-as found
not guilty.
American Killed by Rebels
Mexico City, September 17.—William O.
Robertson, an American mining maiu- was
killed by rebels at K1 Hobo, in eastern
Sinaloa. September 10. according to ad
vices which have just readied the cap
ital. Robertson left Durango September
3 by the overland route for Mazatlan.
Jesus Madrigal, leader of the rebels of
that section, in a signed statement to
the American consul at Durango, said
that he killed Robertson because the
American refused to give up his arms.
Fifty American refugees from Durango
are reported to have reached Zacatecas
in safety. t
Zamacona on Wall Street
New York, September 17.—Manuel Zam
acona, who was variously reported to
have.come to this country from Mexico to
obtain a loan of 16,000,000 to finance the
October 1 obligations of the National Rail
ways of Mexico and to resume negotia
tions at Washington for his government,
was in the financial district today. In
tiie offices of the Mexican consulate he
stated his visit to the United States was
purely on private business and that he
was not on any secret mission of the pro
visional government. He also denied he
was seeking a loan for the National rail
Mr. Zamacona will remain here an
other week before returning to his na
tive country.
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