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BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD/ T I VOLUME XXXXLLL __ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, MONDAY, MAY 4, 1!H4 _ j NUMBER ;?63 j “HUERTA WILL RESIGN,” . IS PERSISTENT REPORT CIRCULATED AT VERA CRUZ ' Secretary of War Garrison Orders Out Troops to Patrol Texas Border—Continued Rebel Success May Bring About Change at Mexico City Rebels Won’t Stop Fighting; Warn Mexico City Americans former Mexican Ambassador Hurriedly Ordered to Washing ton—Refugees Arriving at Mexican Ports—Body of Texas Ranchman Taken From Mexican Grave ; Vera Cruz, May 3.—Persistent reports continue to circulate here that General Huerta intends to retire from the provisional presidency of Mexico on condition that he be assured a safe conduct to a port and be placed on board a foreign warship. It is declared in some Mexican circles in this city that , General Huerta was ready to resign a week ago but was pre vented by internal dissensions in his cabinet. > Cl a U£, .UB.V «•-i CIOISSVIIV ■ ~ \ ports continue to circulate here thal General Huerta Intends to retire from the provisional presidency of Mexico on condition that he bu assured a safe conduct to a port and be placed on board a foreign warship, j It is declared in some Mexican circles | In this city that General Huerta was ready to resign a week ago but was prevented by internal dissenions in his cabinet. Change Foreshadowed The resignation of Jose Lopez Portillo y Rogas, the foreign minister, coupled with teports that tiiercx is a growing un | del-current of feeling in Mexico City against the Huerta government, is inter j. preted here as foreshadowing a change In the situation in the federal capital. Close observers here of the govern ment's situation believe Senor Portillo's resignation may clear the way eventual ly for the appointment or a foreign min ister who. under the Mexican constitu tion, could succeed General Huerta as President. In these cTwies, it is pointed out that while Venustria.no Carranza de clined to treat with General Huerta lie might consent to enter into negotiations with his successor and thus facilitate me diation. Rebels Successful j Continued rebel succe.ses In the north and the outcome of the attack on Tani . pico may. according to well informed opinion, bring about a rapid change in Mexico City. While the federal capital was reported quiet today, people arriving here from the seat of government declared the populace there was oe*,fnnlng to loarn that General Huerta had been deceiving . the people all the time by issuing false I reports of federal successes over the con stitutionalists. News of the peaceful way in which the Americans are occupying Vera Cruz, It is said, has spread to the capital, and has convinced Mexicans there that the American invasion of the port is j not for conquest or aggression. Refu j! gees declare the capital’s inhabitants fear the coming there of Francisco Villa more than that of the American troops. Elements in Mexico City which cling | to the memory of the late President Francisco I. Madero are reported to have • been incensed by the arrest of deputies who were cast into jail on charges of conspiracy. Orders Out Artillery Washington, May 3.—Secretary Garrison tonight ordered live companies of coast artillery to border patrol duty at Browns ville, Tex., to replace Texas militiamen now on duty there. Secretary Garrison had suggested to Governor Colquitt of Texas that it would be difficult for state and federal troops to operate at the same point. It was understood Governor Col quitt would withdraw the state troops —arrival of the artillery. „,w Orleans, May 3.—Jackson Bar ’ racks here was today deserted by its military tenants, who entrained under rush orders from Washington and start ed for the Mexican border to relieve state militia. The two companies—Nine tieth and One Hundred and Sixty-fourth artillery—are in command of Major Sam uel Kephart. and will used as infantry in border duty. The orders to go to the front were received early this morn ing. 600 Troops on Border Brownsville, Tex., May 3.—Six hundred 1'nlted States troops wi-.i tomorrow re place a regiment of the Texas national guard on patrol duty here under an agreement between Secretary of Wat Garrison and Gov. O. B. Colquitt. The I secretary thought it. impracticable for twe forces to operate in the same territory Governor Colquitt, however, is expected ! for the present to retain militia com panies at Mercedes, San Benito and othei small border points not touched by the federal troops. Seven companies of coast defense ar tillery will comprise t-.ie new force to guard the Texas border. They Include one company from Fc-t Morgan, ’ Mobile Ala.: two from New Orleans, three from l Fort Barancas, Pensacola, Fla., and one from Galveston, Tex. It is understood they I * will be equipped as infantrymen. Quiet in Vera Cruz Vera Cruz, May 3.—After yesterday', acute alarm all was quiet here today, Strict orders were Issued today from headquarters for the American soldier, and marines In Vera Crua and vicinity to remain in the same positions and not to i advance or to bring oil an eneountei with the Mexican troops. During the alarm at the waterwork, at El Tejar yesterday, detachments ol marines and bluejackets were prepare,; v, for an immediate landing. Field gun, were put into readiness for conveyanc, ashore, but at the last moment, wher headquarters had established the fact thal Cnere tvaa no need for assistance from tin fleet all orders were cancelled. Official reports declare not a shot wai filed, but other reports Insist that shot, were exchanged. The threat to take E Tejar is regarded here as having beer made by one of the Junior M-xican of ficer! and not by- General Gustavo Maai B himself. W I.leut. William E. Selble. of the Fourti i Infantry, with a corporal and some ol i his men, proceeded to the break In tin I railroad where it was torn up by thi ■ Mexican tkoops and was astonished t< And a squad of Mexican infantry. The; were friendly and Informed the Amer leans that a troop train had gone ou along the other line, and it was In tha direction that the battle. It any, mus ha in progress. The Americans thanks, them and retraced their steps to E Tejar. A Mexican corporal during the meetlm declared he did not know how far bad General Maas was nor how strong hi ’ forces were, except that there waa i party of 40 men a few miles beyond t1’. break In the line. Much smoke was sect •long the railroad and It waa deduce, jEW«»n« — r«g. ts.) _ ( PROBABLE HUERTA PEACE DELEGATE y——~ ■■ ■ ^ SENOR DON FRA NO SCO OE LA BARRA TO HEAR ARGUMENTS ON NEW FRANK TRIAL Duffey Changes His Mind Again and Says First Testimony Was Real Truth Atlanta, May 3.—Argumenth on the ex traordinary motion for a new trial for Jj©o M. Freak, the factory, superinten dent, awaiting execution for the murder of Mary Phagan, 14 years old, will be re sumed in the superior c*c»urt here tomor row. Present indications arc that the new trial hearings will be concluded by Wednesday. Judge Hill is expected to take the case under advisement for a few days before announcing his decision. No time has yet been set for hear which asks that the verdict of guilty ing of arguments on another motion be set aside because Frank was not in the courtroom when it was returned. J. K. Duffey, who was a witness for the slate at the trial of the factory superintendent and who recently made an affidavit for the defense repudiat ing his testimony, has made another sworn statement in which he insists that his original testimony regarding bloodstains on the second floor of the National Pencil company’s plant was correct. Duffey asserts that he was bribed to repudiate his original testi mony. THE BOYS IN BLUE TO THEIR LAST REST Bodies of Seventeen Dead Leave Vera Crui for New York City Vera Crui, Mex., May 3.--The bodies of 17 American blueJacketB and marines, killed in the street fighting during the operations accompanying the occupation of Vera Crux by the United States fleet, started on their way to New York today on board the cruiser Montana. Solemn honors were paid by the great assemblage of United States and foreign war vessels as the Montana departed. The crews of the warships In full uni form lined the sides of the warships and as the Montana reached each one the men stood at.attention, the marine guards presented arms and the ships played fu neral marches. One by one the colors of the fighting craft sank to half mast as the Montana steamed through a lane formed by two divisions of the Atlantic fleet. On shore during the Montana's passage but of the harbor the flag over Brig. Gen. Frederick Funston's headquarters wss half-masted and was only raised again when the vessel had disappeared on the horizon. The hospital ship Solace, with about IOC sick and wounded American bluejacket, and marines on board, it was said today, might sail northward later this week. All the men under treatment on board arc doing well. OKLAHOMAFLOOD PLAYING BAD TRICKS Thteo Persona Marooned in Tree Tops Mid Three Are Re ported Missing * Geary, Okla., Miry 3.—Three person, are reported missing and three are ma rooned In treetops In the South Can adian river near Bridgeport, four mile, south of here, as the result of flood, which swept away the tlK.000 Rock Island steel bridge there late today Several hundred persons have beer compelled to abandon their homes and ! the lowlands for miles around here arc flooded. Much damage has been done 1 to growing crops. A wall of water IS feet high swept j the valley early today and was in. : j creased this afternoon by a second rtcc of three feet. The river Is a mile and a half wide 1 The Rock Island bridge resisted the 1 flood for two hours then gave way carrying the six men with it. Four of the party were P. J. McCoy • a railroad employe; I* W. Warner and I William Noland, all of Geary, and L. O i Linger of Bridgeport. Tonight Lingei i was reported tn a treitop about If i miles down stream. McCoy and elthei I Warner or Noland are In a tree oboui two miles down the river. No fOpori had been received from the other men “Picketing” of Rockefellers by Free Silence League Continued All Lay. Await More Troops at Trinidad Trinidad, Col., May 3— Ma.1. W. A. Hol brook, in command of federal troops in Colorado, today placed an embargo on the Importer of arms or ammunition into the st? JT/% announced that any arms shlpp/ J?iolatlon of the order would he <y rd. The order applies to any arc* .mmunition for the use of any *v C ^ jr any purpose whatever except f use of federal troops. ^ r Ilolbrook sent a letter to Mayor - ^ Dunlavy, directing him to keep the 4? A dad saloons closed until further or * •.. Major Holbrook announced that tomor row, which Is pay-day for the mining companies and the strikers, he would pro vide troopers as guards and would not i permit either the operators or the union I to have armed men on duty when the men are paid off. The soldiers will ac- j company the paying officers to the sev-! eral camps. Wants List of Dead Coroner B. B. Sipe -oday received a telegram from John :Vwager, Austro-! Hungarian consul in Denver, asking him for a list of all subjects of Austria-Hun gary killed in strike battles. The coroner I announced that the inquest over the men ] killed in the Forbes battle would be held ] early in the week. Further negotiations regarding the dis armament of strikers tonight were be lieved to be in abeyance tin til the ar rival of the Eleventh cavalry, expected early in the week. Several leaders of the , United Mine Workers today conferred j with Major Holbrook. Tt was said the] subject of disarmament, nad not been ] discussed. Union officers toda> visited the site of the Ludlow tent colony to make plans, for rebuilding the camp. The strikers have ordered materia*, and are ready to begin work as soon as formal permis sion from the army authorities is ob tained. John R. Lawson left for Indianapolis tonight, to attend a meeting of the in ternational executive hoard of the United Mine Workers of America. Picketing by Silence League New York, May 3.—Despite the absence of John D. Rockefeller Jr., at his coun try home In Pocantico Hills, picketing by the so-called Free Silence league, in pro test against what it terms his policy In the Uolorado rriifuv strike situation, wa* continued today In front of his down town office and the Calvary Baptist church, which he attends. Red crosses were chalked in front of his home. On the walk in front of the church a Roman cross and a St. Andrew's cross were chalked. Detectives surmised that these were signs for the league's “mourners” to distinguish the buildings. While the picketing %ras going on, Ma rie Ganz, the Industrial Workers of the World orator, who was arrested yester day for making threats against Mr. Rock efeller, was arraigned :n court on a charge of disorderly conduct. She was released on bail for examination tomor row. Mr. Rockefeller, ill a* Pocantico Hills, had requested the pas\nr. Dr. Cornelius Wpelfkln, at the Calvary Baptist church, today, to take charge of his Sunday school class. Half a dozen of the •‘mourn ers” sat in the hack or the auditorium and as many detectives sat near them. Twenty-five uniformed policemen were held in readiness in the pastor’s study. Armed with a permit from the police commissioner, the Rer. William Miller Gamble of St. Stephens’ Episcopal church of Coytesville, N. J.. today held on the sidewalk across the street from the Stand ard Oil building the memorial service he had announced would take place there for the miners, their wives and children, killed in Colorado. Wearing vestments, the clergyman conducted prayer and read ing of Scriptures. Despite his permit, he was stopped by the police in the midst of his discourse and was obliged to hold (he remainder of his service on Bowling Green, nearby. His text was, "Tt Is Easier for a Camel to Go Through the Eye of a Needle Than For a Rich Man to Enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Picketing operations by Colorado mine strike sympathizers we*9 extended to the Rockefeller country home today. A band of seven “mourners,” five men and two women, each with a band of crepe about the arm, appeared In rront of the gate of the Pocantic o Hills estate and marched up and down for several hours. Arthur Caron, leader of the band, said the “mourners” next Sunday would hold a demonstration before the Rockefeller gates if the Colorado strTce is not set tled meanwhile. A considerable body would make the trip, -is declared, all wearing black clothes and black gloves. "If possible, we will gef a coffin and carry It with us," he added. Neither of the Rockefellers attended church serv ices today and neither left the grounds of the estate. GONZALEZ CHOSEN COSTA RICAN LEADER Washington, May 3.—Costa Rican Min ister Calvo today announced that Alfredo Gonzalez had been chosen by the Costa Rican ConereBs as President of the re public. The new administration will he Inaugurated May 8 for a term of four years. An official cablegram informed Minis ter Calvo that Congress met In regular session last night. Maximo Fernandez, who polled 36,000 votes In the December election, and Carlos Duran, who polled 17,800 votes, neither having sufficient votes to be elected as President, resigned as candidates and the Congress selected Sen or Gonzalez. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Reports at Vera Cruz are Huerta will reslsn. Jacksonville ready for -• eterans. Visit to Mexico gives Idea of prob lems there. General Daniel Sickles dies. No arms allowed Imported Into Colo rado. 2— Miss Thelma Schwend dies from poi onlng. ®—Financial circles hopeful of Mexican outcome. 4— Editorial page. 5— Sociologists In session. Music festival Thursday. Davidson's slaper still at large. Tutwlter to be next opening. West End boy killed by automobile. 4—Sports, 7—CtasahBed ads. BH8IB FAMOUS GENERAL AND STATESMAN IS DEADj _! General Daniel Sickles Was National Figure HISTORY OF HIS LIFE Was Soldier, Statesman, Diplomat. Famous for His Gruff, Miar-Like Character, He Was Much in Public Print ■ .. vc New York, May 3.---Gen. Daniel K. Sickles died at his home shortly after 9 o'clock tonight. His wife was at his bedside at the end. General Sickles' death whs due to cere bral hemorrhages and paralysis. He had been In a comatose condition since yes terday and an hour .previous to his death lapsed Into unconsciousness. Besides Mrs Sickles, their son. Stanton, and the gen eral’s negro servant, who had attended him for years, were at the bedside. The general's last IJtneBs began April 30. when lie was stricken with cerebral hemorrhage. There wan a recurrence of the attack yesterday. Today the pa tient suffered a third hemorrhage and sank steadily. It developed tonight that the recon ciliation between General Sickles and his wife was effected more than a week ago and that last Sunday night the genera! and Mrs. Sickles ami Mrs. Denman, his half-sister, had dinner together. On Thurs day, when the aged veteran was stricken, Mrs. Sickles and her son ■ Stanton were notified, hastened to *ns home and re mained there throughout Ills last Illness. It was said tonight that the funeral services probably would be held In St. Joseph's church, with Father Avard offi ciating. The day for the services has not been set. Gen. Daniel Edgar Sickles was tho last of the great commanders who fought the battle of Gettysburg. For a decade he was a fighter by profes sion—all his life he was a fighter by nature. The grul'f old warrler, with one log shot away In battle, his massive head resembling Bismarck's, was a pictur esque figure as he hobbled along on crutches during the last half century of his turbulent life. His Indomitable fighting spirit re mained to the last. Born in New' York city In 1825, General Sickles, at the age of 22. fought the Whigs as a dem ocrat In the New' York legislature. At 28 he displayed IiIb fighting spirit as corporation attorney of New York. It was he who secured for his city Its great Central park. At this time his military career began as majorof the Twelfth regiment. National Guard. New York. Before he was 32 years old Major Sickles had served as secretary of le gation at London under Minister James Buchanan; he had won a state ngna torship through a hitter campaign, and he was seated In the Thirty-fourth Con gress at Washington. Kills Key It was at this time that an event occurred which became the sensation of the day. Sickles had begun his sec ond term as congressman In 1859 when the national capital was stirred by the news that the young representative from New York had shot and killed Philip Barton Key. the United States district attorney tor the District' of. Columbia. Sickles declared -that Key had misled -Mrs. Sickles, who was Therese Paglolt, daughter of an Ital ian music teacher. The trial lasted 20 days, ending in the acquittal of Sickles on the ground of "unwritten law." He then took his erring Wife bark. "J am not awarfe 0<f. any statute or code of morals," said Sickles to his critics, “which makes It Infamous to forgive a woman. I can now, see In the almost universal denunciation with which she is followed to my threshold the misery and. peril from w.hlph I have rescued the mother df my daughter. I shall strive to prove to all that an erring wife and mother may be for given and redeemed." Mrs. Sickles died of a broken heart a few years later. At the outbreak of the civil war the young flglitlng politician, then 38 years old. went to Lincoln to'offer his serv ices. “You have been a leader In New York democratic politics," said the President. "If' you kept your end up at that game euroly you'll do. to- take command of the men In the field. Raise MEDIATION PUNS m . De La Barra Expected to Represent Huerta CONTINUE FIGHTING Rebel Chief Carranza Refuses Armis tice Negotiations—Place for Peace Conference Being Discussed Washington. May S.—Mediation plans of tho South American envoys who arc try ing to straighten out the troubled af fairs of Mexico went steadily forward today. There were no formal sessions but the mediators conferred during the afternoon and evening on what had been done and the next step In their proce dure. The United States, the Huerta govern ment and General Carranza are expected to name their delegates, as requested hy the mediators last night, within the next day or two. The American delegate has not been selected, but It became known today that it would not be an official closely Identified with the government. As the three South American envoys are accredited to the United States this gov ernment does not wish to name a gov ernment official, but desires an outsider who would deal with them without ref erence to their official relations to the United States. To the names of John Bassett Moore, and John Und and Henry White, already mentioned, now are added those of Richard Olney, former Secretary of State; David Jayne Hill, for mer ambassador to Germany, and llannls Taylor, former minister to Spntn. De La Barra Delegate The Huerta delegate Is expeeted to be Franclslo De Da Barra, Mexican minister at Paris, but nothing definite has been heard front Mexico City. Rafjiel Zuhn ran. personal representative of General Carranza, arrived here yesterday and Is available as the Carranza delegate, al though It is not yet definite that Car ranza will name a delegate. When delegates of the three parties arrive, It Is expected the mediators will be ready to take up the crucial Issues between the United States and Huerta at least. It becomes definitely estab lished today that General Carranza will not agree to the request of the mediators that he suspeml operations against Hu ertu, pending the mediation proceedings, and the envoys have been advised of this decision. Close associates of Carranza who have arrived here say no medla tkm between the rebels and Huerta Is possible. Meanwhile the campaign against the Huerta forces In the north Is proceeding full force. The mart n on Mexico City, acrordlng to those near Carranza. Is to be undertaken as soon ns military opera tions In the north will permit. Refuge Armistice Carranza's refusal of an armistice Is the first adverse reply the mediators have received. On the other hand, favorable comment Is made In circles close to the envoys upon the amenability Huerta has shown. Aside from the personnel of the dele gates from the three parties to the con troversy. the mediators have given some Informal consideration as to whether it may become desirable to go to some neu tral point outside of Washington to carry forward their negotiations with the three parties concerned. The purpose in this would be to forestall a possible feel ing on the part of anyone of the parties that their sessions here might tend to a leaning toward "the viewpoint of the United States. This has led to Informal -euggestlone that Havana or possibly some border point In Canada be selected. Ha vana will not be chosen, however, owlni to the heat and the number of Mexican refugees there, while Canada, being ■ British colony, might suggest European influence. It la more likely, therefore that If some point outside of the Amer ican capital |g decided on, It will be at some mountain resort or In New England The Rus*b-Japanese peace negotiation! were Carried on at the quiet town ol -Portsmouth. N. H. v >■'.* ,- , •» I'- ,'v.; •<! Ae. ,i'--...... • PERSONAL VISIT TO Age-Herald Correspondent Gives Impressions Formed When He Visits Sonora UNCLE SAM FACES AN ENORMOUS TASKj Few Public Men In Washington Op- | timistic Enough to Believe Or der Can Be Restored With out Resort to Force By C. K. STEWART Washington, May S.—(Special.)—Few people In the United States who have never visited Mexico can In the least appreciate the task that this government Is undertaking If at last it Is forced Into restorng order In that country and from necessity is compelled to hold on until a "constltutlonel government" Is estab lished. And yet this task appears Impossible to avoid. Few puhllc men In Washington are optimistic enough to believe that come what will of the efforts of the A. R. O. powers, the United States can escape the responsibility of taking a hand In bring ing order out of ohaos in Mexico. No one is optimistic enough to believe that the' United States can perform this obligation, jlartd upon her by the Monroe doctrine und by her geographical associa tion with Mexico, without resorting to foroc. At some stage of 1 he proceedings, at leitst a part, and a considerable part, of the Mexican people are going to resist the Influence of the United Stntos with arms. Cost In Time and Money When one has even n slight acquaint ance with Mexico and the Mexican people he can more fully appreciate this fact. He can alto more fully appreciate the "Ost 111 time and money and lives that the cuecessful termination of such an under taking will rost this country under the most favorable conditions. It was the ] rivilege of the writer to spend several weeks in northwestern Mex ico six years ago, and while the time was too limited to form lasting and en tirely dependable convictions as to the customs, eonultlons and politics In the section In which t was, nevertheless 1 could not full to bo Impressed with what I enw, end heard, and realise how vast ly different It was from what 1 expected, anil what ought to be reasonably expected of a country contiguous to our own. It seams, ‘.o me Impossible! that h mere line established by international customs and laws marking the dividing boundary of two nations could in reality he a Uhlnese wall separating two peoples of such vast ly different customs, sentiments, hopes, ambitions and ideals. Trains Stop After Dark I went down Into Sonora through Ari zona. Indeed we stopped at Nogales. Arlz., at 8 o'clock one night because the i allroad company had been forbidden to lun Its trains In Mexico after dark be cause at that time the Yaquls, were on the warpath. One end of the sleeper In which I spent the night was In the United Stntes and the other In Mexico. We started at sunrise the next morning and arrived about 2 o'clock at liermo slllo, the capital of the slate of Sonora. Hermoslllo Is a town of about 12,0m) peo ple, narrow streets, adobe houses und quaint old churches. Brief as was my visit In Sonora, I could but he Impressed with the economic Importance of the state. It Is simply a mineral storehouse, mid practically undeveloped. 1 me t there an English mining engineer whom I have since had the pleasure of mo ting again In New York. He hail been all over the world, having had ex perience with Call Rhodes In Africa, and devoted two or three yenrs to South America, and a year or so In Alaska, yet hi told me that It was his firm ronvletlon that Sonora was the richest spot on the globe In mineral deposits. Unlimited Possibilities of Soil In addition to this the soil Is simply un limited In possibilities, (he only require ment being water. Properly Irrigated, abundant crops can be produced. The rainy season In Sonora comes In August and September, and during that time there Is enough waterfall. If it could be conserved, as In isolated Instances It Is. to last till the next rainfall. Yet in BPlte of this natural wealth, and In spite of the fact that Sonora boasted of a church edifice built In the Sixteenth century, the state Is sparsely settled, and farming apd mining are conducted only In a limit ed wuy und with out-of-dale methods. In spite of the fact that u great deal of American money has been, or hail at the time I was there, Invested in Sonora, und there were at that time many Amer icans In the state, the people clung stead fastly to Mexican customs ami Ideas anil adopted nothing from the Americana. Stores, shops and even hanks In llentio slllo were closed every day for uu hour at noon while the proprietors and clerks took a siesta. No rush of trade or spe cial occasion was permitted to Interfere with this custom. Goods Not On Display When a custtomer entered a store lie did not behold u general display of gun da and attractive articles in showcases, us he docs in this country. In fact, he sees no goods at all; he Hilda himself In a room with a counter and he must aak ror wlmt he wants. The clerk will then go back Into the storeroom Into which the customer Is never allowed and bring out what Is asked for. A few shops make displays, but very few, and usually they are fancy articles such as embroidery work, for which the Mexican women are famous, or jewelry. , There Is no middle class In Mexico. Either one Is a peon or an aristocrat. Either very poor or very rich. The very poor work for the very rich, and under the Mexican bj stem there is small chant e for them ever reversing their respective situations. One Ambition in Life The peon who works for the landed gen try, or as a laborer in the mines, has but one aim ami ambition In life—that 1* to get married. He usually marries early In life and plunges headlong Into debt In the operation. He gets Into debt to his landlord or to the man who employes him, and he never gets out. The only suc cess ne makes Is increasing the popula tion wdth more peons. He Is supposed to be r f-lttzen and exercise the rlgi.v ot suffrage, but he never does it, or it’ he does he votes exactly as he Is told by the man who virtually owns him. Of course, many of these things 1 saw, and n any I was told, but the things 1 (CttiliMl M Pits Tkvt«| lACKSONVILLE IS READY 10 WELCOME l Feature Will Be Return of Captured Flaj? to “Yankees” ‘PARADE” WILL BE IN BID AUTOMOBILES Social Features to Be Made Prominent This Year—Clean New Tents Are Ready for Occupants Jacksonville, Fla.. May ft.—With every detail of preparation completed. Jackson ville tonight whs ready to welcome the United Confederate veterans, the Sons of Confederate veterans and members of the Confederated Southern Memorial associa tion. which organisation* will meet here In annual convention during the present week. Thousands of visitor* are ex- .,;S pected to attend, and elaborate plans have been made for their entertainment. The first meeting will be held Tuesday night, when the Sons of Confederate veterans will inaugurate their nineteenth yearly convocation. The principal events of the week, however, will not begin until Wednesday. Promptly at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning the United Confed erate veterans will formally open their twenty-fourth annual reunion, which will close Friday with the veterans’ parade and the yearly ball in their honor. Ses sions of the affiliated organizations will be held simultaneously with those of the United veterans during the week, and their conventions also will end Friday. Preparations Made For many months the Confederate lie union association here has been hard at work making ready for the gathering. Nothing but the actual reception and en tertainment of the coming guests to night remained to be looked after, and vareful preparations to that end were perfected days ago. Jacksonville already has been decked in gula attire in readiness for her guests. Tonight the city was ablaze with myriads of electric lights and gay with fluttering flags and bright hunting. At Springfield park 600 neat, white tents stood waiting for the veterans, for whoso care Infinite preparations have been taken. The advance guard of visitors will be gin to .’vrivc tomorrow. Hit all the Vet erans probably will not raaeft here be fore Wednesday. Kspeclal attention has been given this year to the social events connected with the reunion. The first of these features will he the parade of sponsors and maid* of honor Wednesday morning. There also Will be ball* Wednesday and1 Friday* nights, and many other events of social nature during the week. Return Yankee Flag A unique feature of Wednesday night a social session will be the return to the state of Ohio of a battle flag captured from one of the regiments of the “Buck eye state’’ by CJonfederates. The flag will ;y be returned by the Alabama division, U. C. \\, will he formally accepted by Gov. J. M. Cox of Ohio. At the same session • presentation of sponsors and maids of \ honor will be made. > i In striking contrast to the established custom at reunions of the past will h® the parade of veterans Friday. Hereto fore the old soldiers have braved a long, hot march through endless streets. This year they will ride in automobiles and no trailing ambulances will follow the line of march. On Thursday afternoon the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their annual parade, marching with the National Guard of Florida. / No Cavalry Coming it has been expected ihat a remment of United States cavalry would attend the reunion and participate in the parades, and also that there would be on hand a number of vessels of the navy. The present situation In Mexico, how ever. has necessitated th* elimination of these feat ores. The survivors of th® dashing «avail \ brigade of Gen. Nathan It. Forrest, however, will attend, anti will lend tiieli picturesque presence to the pi | rades. | Gov. I'ark Trammell of Florida and I Van < Su carlngton. mayor of Jackson ville. will deliver addresses of welcome to the veterans Wednesday, alter which Gen Bennett II. Young, commander in chief, will assume charge of the ses sions. Important business connected with the organization will occupy the attention of the veterans to a great extent during tile second day of the reunion. Th® selection of next year s meeting place will he made Thursday and the annual election of officers also will be held. At noon Thursday mempt'ai exercises will be held in the United Confederate Veterans’ auditorium, under the auspices of th® United Veterans and v/ie Confederated '*’> Southern Memorial asso'-ation. At those A services the Sons «*f <'onfrderat* Vtt- .-a emu* will also be present. With nil business cleared away, th® veterans will be ready Friday for th®ir parade, and the grand ball with whkMI ttiH reunion will close. 160 AMERICANS IN MEXICO CITY trains Promised for Them, But Reports Are Many Wish to Stay Washington, May .*> The Hruziltan min ister at Mexico City, representing the Interests of the Inlted States there, noti fied the state department today that. Mg Americana have reached the Mexi< AN capital from Guanajuato. He quoted refugees oh expressing urateful appre ciation of kind treatment am! protection afforded them by Governor Cuellar. The minister reported that the Mexican government had promised as many trains as necessary to take out Americans. He added that there is no danger to Ameri cans in Mexico City and that a mimbtr refuse to leave. Consul Genera! Canada of Vera Crux reported that eight refugees arrived from Mexico City today. One of them was Howard Jones of Atlanta. Ga. Consul Garrett reported from I-oiredo that he has located the body of Porflrlo Laurel and hud permission from the rebel authorities of Nuevo Laredo IN bring It to Texas for burial.