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STERN WARNING
GIVEN TO MEXICO
United States Makes De?
mand for Respectful j
Treatment.
THINLY VEILED
THREAT CONVEYED
Revolution-Ridden Govcrnrnent
. Will Be Held Strictly Respon?
sible for Wanton or Illegal
Action Against American
Citizens or Interests?In?
tervention Not Intended.
' ?Washington, April It.?Warning was
lE3uad to-day by the United .States to
the Mexican government, as well as to
jUonoral I'ascual Orozco, chief of the j
revolutionsry forces, tiiat "it expects
?tnd must demand that American life
and property within the republic of
{Mexico r?j justly and adequately pro?
tected, and that this government must
liold Mexico and the Mexican people
responsible for all wanton or Illegal
<i Us sacrificing or endangering Ameri?
can lifo or damaging American prop?
erty or Interests."
The attitude of Iho United .States, as
expressed to both the Federal and
rebel authorities la that any maltreat?
ment of American citizens "will be.
deeply reson'.cd by the American gov?
ernment and people, und must be fully
answered for by th? Mexican poop)"."
Acting rteeretary Huntington Wilson,
of the State. Department, who to-day
Issued special instructions to Ambas?
sador Honry l.an<j Wilson, tu Mexico
City, and Marlon 'T-eitCher, American
consul at Chihuahua, authorized the
natcmtnt that Intervention was not
contemplated by the United States.
Ambassador Wilson was ordered to
communicate at onra the views of the
United States to the Mexican Minister I
of Foreign Affairs, and a copy of his I
Instructions was likewise sent to
Marlon Lotcher, American ? ni^iul at
Chihuahua, with special represents-]
lions addressed to General Orozco.
oroyo recently refus.-d to recognize]
Mr. Mtchcr as the American consular!
representative, because lh< United'
states withheld recognition r,f. t!.'
rebel cause. The representations tol
Krezeo accuse hltn of "practical mur- |
tUr of Thomas Fountain, an Am.'irlc.m j
gunner, enlisted with the Federal;:, buij
ainrirmmmarHy executed last week w.tieri
t iken prl?onor by the InsurrcctOS. I
Though declining to justify panic!-!
[patIon by Americans on either side of
>the revolution, the Unffed States es
h jiressly stipulates that American com
! fbatants. when tnk?-n prisoner, must bei
Riven humane treatment In accordance
tvlth the International rules of war. j
The correspondence made public to
r,!?ht is admittedly the strongest de
jnnnd the United States has mad.; upon
Mexico for respectful treatment of ?
[Americans, us. wen aa other foreign?
ers, and declares that a continuation
of illegal nets is tending "to difucul- i
itles ?ndVohllgall?na which It Is to the
Interest of all true Mexican patriot.--,
ps it Is tho desire of the United States,
Jo avoid."
Instructions to Wilson.
The Instructions to Ambassador Wll
r.oh. sent by telegraph to-day, were us
follows:
"Von will Immediately communicate
tlo> following to the Minister for For- j
tign Affairs:
"Tho enormous des I ruction, <-on-1
nautly Increasing, of valuable Amor-j
lean properties In the course of the
)>rcscnt unfortunate disturbances, tho I
taking of American life contrary to
the principles governing such mat-i
tera In all civilized nations, jhe in-j
creasing dangers to which till 'ainert? :
ran citizens In Mexico arc subjected,!
pud the seemingly possible Indefinite I
continuance of this unfortunate sliua-j
tton, compel tho government of tho
United States to give notice- thai it
frxpects and must demand that Amer?
ican lifo and property within the re?
public of Mexico bb Justly and ade?
quately protected, and this government
must hold Mexico and Inc Mexican
people responsible for all wanton or
Illegal acts sacrificing or endangering
American lit",- or damaging American
property or interests.
'Meanwhile, It should bo apparent
to all sections of the Mexican people
Hint those v ho spread baseless ru?
mors or provoke Just resentment by
Attacks upon American or other for?
eign persons or property arc work?
ing against the bosi Interests and the
honor of their country, for which l.ic
United stale.-, is known io hold, and
In I he present grave mutation is man.
jfest, a great and most Sincere friend-:
t>hlp, and are seeking for their own1
selfish ends to burden tin; future of
their countrymen wllh heavy obliga-j
tlons of enormous damages for their)
wrongful acts.
"'How strongly the government of'
the United States deprecates even the!
Very few cases of participation by Its
citizens in the present Insurrectionary
disturbances is we'll known (,, the1
peoplo of Mexico, mid was shown by
the Presidents proclamation of March
?. and the various other acts of this,
government looking to the same end. j
The government of tlx- United States
must insist and ilcmitpd Hint Ameri?
can citizens who may bo taken prls-l
oners, whether by one parly or the
other, as participants l:i ihc present:
Insurrectionary disturbances, ahull Imi
dealt with in accordance with ihoj
broad principles of equitable justice
tttid humanity, as well r,s in accord
nneo with tho principles of Interna.'
tlon.il law which, may he Involved, ami!
to which tho people of Mexico have!
piven their assent und adherence In!
numerous lulernntlonnl engagements.!
This government must hold tho Moxl-i
fini people strictly responsible for iiuy|
departure from stich principles.
CUD IllIN < onll.len.-c.
" 'Notwithstanding tho press reports'
that certain Mexican miners have an?
nounced a contrary policy, the govern-;
joint of the United. Stilles has every]
confldenco In the disposition of tho
government of Mexico In Ihr- promises;]
find must ioi|iiesl that appropriate in-'
gi ructions lie Immediately issui-d to the
" WoDUnticd on . Fjfth ragcT) ~
Weather Promises
to Be Unsettled
Washington, April 14.?The weath?
er promlar* <<> lie unacttled thin
?eck. The Weather Ilureau'M week?
ly bulletin predletcil that an cAtcn
Nlvr bnromrtrle deprraatnu thnt u?vv
einer* the Middle Weilt lvlll move
Mlnwly enntwnrd, Bild rnuae Ulmet*
tied, showery wrnthcr the Oral hnlf
of ill,, week In the Atlnntle Stntra
anil the rcjtlon ot Ihr tireat T.akra,
und ruin uuil iioaslhly lornl inunn
Monday In the Northwestern stntea
nml Ihr extreme upper MlnalaNlppI
Valley,
I'hln disturbance, which villi pan*
down flic St. I.nnrrncc Valley Tue*
iIhj'. will bp follnwed hy ruoler
weather ovrr the Middle Went and
Ihr Kantern States., fooler weather
will rontlnlie Ibc flrat pnrt of Ihr
?rpk ovrr Ihr Niirtbrrn Plain*
Slntri nnd thr Itorky Mountain and
plntrnu rrclnim,
The next dial urban re of Impor?
tance lo iti)?? ihr rounlr.r will np
penri In Ihr fnr WVjii Wrilorartay <ir
Thiiradny, nnd prevail ovrr Ihr Mid?
dle WfM noir Ihr clear of lhr nrrki
II wilt br nttrndrd by local rnlna
and be prrredrd hy a grnrrnl rise In
Icmprrnriirr, nnd be followed by
considerably roldrr wrnlhrr, whtrh
will innkr II* npprnranee In thr
Northwestern States Thiiradny or
Friday.
CAMPAIGN IS STARTED
fJrrnt Crowd I'rrarnt nl MrrllnK of
Mm nnd Itrllglon Forward Movement.
New York, April 14_.More than 4,
nno person? gathered In the Hippo?
drome this afternoon for thr inaugura.
tlon here of the Men and Religion
Forward Movement campaign, which
will run through next Thursday and
bo followed Friday by the Christian
Conservation Congress. Tho latter
will continue until April ?4.?The main
eventa of the Congress will be held i"
Carnegie Hall Among the various
speaker* will be William .fennlngs
Bryah, .lane Addama. William T. Stead,
of I/ondon. Secretary of the Interior
Fisher, nnd Mr. Wilfrid T. Urenfell, of
New Fotindland.
Dr. .lohn H. Finlcy. president of the
College of the city of New "Vor^, pre?
sided at the big meeting this after?
noon, while Fred Pmlth, originator of
the forward movement Idea, was In
charge of the devotional program.
SIMPLE FUNERAL SERVICES
So Display In Ultra Ovrr Clara llnr
lon'a lludy
Washington, April 14.?Funeral ser?
vices over the body of Clara Karton at
her old home In Clen Kcho, Md., to-day
were as simple and lacking In display
?h the found.-r of the American Red
Cross might have wished them.
Beyond the Rev. Henry m. Coudcn,
chaplain of the llntirc of Reprcsontn -
tlvep, who conducted the service.-', of
t'clal Washington was unrepresented.
Mrs. John A, l.?ogan bad Intended to
speak, but was prevented by Illness,
and her prepared remarks were read
by her daughter.
Late to-day the eask?t. draped with
an American flag, wan placed aboard a
train for Oxford, Mass.. the birthplace
of the venerable nurse, for burial
there to-morrow.
BANKERS ARE ARRESTED
President, lllrrrlor nnd Formrr A?
nlMinnl Cnshler Locked Up,
New Orleans. April 14.?Eugene F.
Beauplcr, president of the Teutonia
Hunk and Trust Company of New'Or?
leans, and Joseph If. Gomtla, a direc?
tor, were to-night charged with
making false statements to the State
Hank Hxumtner nnd concealing the
true condition of the bank.
("rank .1. Brand, a former assistant
cashier of the same bank and now a
public accountant, was arrested at tho
same time, charged with embezzling
$00,000 of the bank's funds. The ar
rests were made after an investigation
by District Attorney St. (lair Adams.
The bunk is a State Institution.
SCIENTISTS WILL MEET
Annual Session of Academy to Be
Held Thla Week.
Washington, April 14.?The annual
meeting of the National Academy of
Sciences will open here Tuesday and
continue for three days. Public meet?
ings for the presentation of scienti?
fic papers will be held In the new
building of the National -Museum Tues?
day afternoon nnd Wednesday. '1'hc
speakers on Wednesday will be Dr.
Harvey dishing, of Johns Hopkins
Hospital: Professor .lasques I.oeb, of
New York: Dr. .1. B. Holmes and
Charles O. AWhot. of Washington; The
president or the academy, Dr. Ira
Heinsen, will preside.
PANIC IN PICTURE SHOW
People Are Trampled VI hen Cry of
Fire la liaised.
New- York, April I I. -A cry of lire
raised when a roll of films Ignited in
a moving picture theatre in the Bronx
to-day caused a panic among 500 spec?
tators. A number of persons were
painfully Injured by being trampled
111 a wild rush to escape. The hurts
of none of I he Victims are serious.
Most of those Injured were children.
Thr Hilmes Were quickly extinguished.
FORTY PERSONS DROWN
I'naaciiKera I.oaf While nlseiiilinrklng
I'roni Slennier.
Amoy. China. April II.--A boat into
which the linsHongcrH of the British
steamer Seuiig Chun were disembark?
ing copslzod to-day and forty persons,
mostly women, were drowned. Tho
Seung Chun had .lust arrived here from
Singapore.
MANY LIVES ENDANGERED
(iaa I'vplnaton WrcckH Pnwerh??*e of
Steel Plant.
? Chicago, April II.?A gnn explosion,
which endangered the lives of more
limn 100 workmen, wrecked the power'
house of the Illinois Steel Company's
South Chicago plant to-day, causing n
property loss of more than H00.0?0.
Reports of fatalities in the accident
were denied by officials of the steel
company.
OF CORPORATION
Widow of Famous Con?
federate General Do?
ing Valiant Battle.
SPENDS FORTUNE
TO WIN VICTORY
Mrs. Helen D. Longstreet Deter?
mined That $70,000,000 Water
Power Trust Shall Not
Snatch Tallulah Falls and
Destroy Its Beauty in
Pursuit of Money.
New Tork, April 14.?Bringing with
her tho Krone and fragrance of the
lnnd of magnolias, and tho vim and
enterprise of the West, a Southern
woman has Invaded New York to tight
a ?70,000,000 corporation. She conun
from Georgia, She is Mrs. Helen I>.
Longstreet, widow of the famous Con?
federate general, and the "'White An
k?T' of the .Southern mountaineers,
Mrs. J/ongstr?.'! is here to interest
Southern residents of New Tork, of
whom she says there sre close to half
a million. In the preservation of a
wonderful natural landmark of the'
South. Mrs. Longstrcet tells h?r story |
with the forc> and eloquence of a wo- '
man aTOUE?d. She is president of th?|
Ifnllulah Falls Conservation Assocla- |
Hon. She said to-day:
"Thore has r?r?ntiy h*en organized
in tho State of Georgia a water power
trust, known as the Georgia Railway
and Power Company, representing a
capitalization of about I70.onn.ono.
which Is more than twlc? all the
money held in all th-> hanks of G?orgla.
This water trust, we all'gc, Is organ?
ized In violation of the laws of
Grorcla.and suit Is about to hs brought
to test the legality of the merger.
Relirv On Its Million*.
"This water power trust, relying on
the potsvr of Its millions, after hav?
ing bought surrounding property, has
I taken possession of a wonderful gorge
of the Rltie Jtidge Mountains. In which
is situated Tallulah Kails and River,
and is proceeding to develop- the falls
f?r the purpose of furnishing po.wcr
throughout Georgia.
"Tallulah Falls and niver, we con?
tend, are the property of the State
of Georgia. The. Tallulah Falls Con
I SCrvatlon Association Is taking in a
rr.i-.mhr.r.shtp of more than l,0ft0,0Q0 In
the State of Georgia, and 20.000.noo
I throughout tho American nation, lit
the spirit, of n day. which recognizes
thnt the scsnlc marvels of this repub?
lic should be preserved for the happi?
ness of this whole land, and that what
concerns one State or section of our
great country concerns every part of
It.
"A survey of the Tallulah Falls
property has tust been completed by
the State of Georgia. A suit Is to he
hrought immediately In our courts to
eject the water power trust from
property on which we charge It is
merely a criminal trespasser, with no
rights which Georgia Is bound ta re?
spect. Tho legality of the State's titlo
to Tallulah has been looked Into by
the ablest lawyers in America, and
found sound.
"To rescue Tallulah Falls, a long
flgh'. has to be made in the courts and
before the G'-orgla Legislature, which
finally has the power to sell tho prop?
erty for cllticatlonal purposes. Should
the Legislature determine to sell the
falls. It Is ih? Intention of the Tallu?
lah Falls Conservation Association to
purchase it for tho purpose of Includ?
ing it In the Appalachian forest reser?
vation to be protected by the United
States government. .Every 'loyal
Southerner resident in N3W Tork Is
urged to communicate with me nt tho
national headquarters of the Tallulah
Falls Conservation Association at my
I home In Gainesville. (In.
Soil h Culls to Her Children.
"The South alls to-dny to her chil?
dren to whatever clime they have
strayed. She appeals from an age of
commerce und from the noisy tumult
and din of Babylon. Georgia possesses
n scenic marvel which no State in the
dhlou and which no country on the
globe can match?Tallulah Falls.
"NiKithcr tho Yosemlto nor the Yel?
lowstone can vie In weird loveliness
with this picturesque gorge of the
nine Rldgc, which the organ peals of
Tallulah swell In endless anthems. In
looltlng upon the Grand Canyon one
thinks of Dante's 'inferno.' Hut in
gazing upon Tallulah lie dreams of
Milton's 'Paradise.' "
Friends of Mrs. Longstreet declare
<nont!nu?? On Ninth Page.)
Congress May Not Ad?
journ Until Late in
Summer.
MEMBERS RESTIVE,
BUTPOWERLESS
Senator Swanson Serves Notice
That He Will Fight for Two
Battleships, and This May
Hold Lawmakers in
Washington Indefi?
nitely.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. J
Washington, April U?will Con?
gress llnlBli Its work e ad clone up shop
Ix-forc the presidents I nominating
conventions, or will a recess bo taken
before the time for the Republicans to
meet In Chicago arrives sufficient to
give those who wish to go to I.to
Windy City an opportunity to Ho so,
and the same with regard lo the Dem?
ocrats In Baltimore?
I'p to a short tlrno ago there was
every Indication that by tho miudle of
. I unc all work would have been done,
th? books nnd slate-< of this *rcat
practical school of polities laid asMe.
and the ''nothing' doing'' sign nuiig
conspicuously In Ca.pitol rotunda and
committee rooms. The session nan
changed considerably during the last
day or so. and now thero Is not a
man on Capitol Hill who will oven
hazard a guess when Cnngr'ts will
ad lourn.
In the Houf?, where the Democrats
control, and where the political mi?
crobe Is probably working more dili?
gently than Tn the Senate, there Is n
disposition to cut off legislation Just
as soon as possible. The majority In
Hie Mouse Is satisfied that so far as
practical legislation Is concerned, with
the exception of a few appropriation
bills, everything bas been done that
is necessary at this time. In the Sen?
ate It Is different.
Sennte SCTVes Notice.
When the Sonnte smashed the Hay
military appropriation bill Into bits
and repudiated It. In effect declaring
that an appropriation measure was ro
vehicle upon which to hang a reor?
ganization of the' great army of the
United States, it unmistakably gave
notice that the same thing would be
done with other bills which did not
meet Bs ideas "f legislative pvoce
dtirc. . ?..-_. .-....,?
That the Hay bill got Its lanib:i:!i*.ng
In the Senate Is no fault of the Vir?
ginia representative, lie worked long
and faithfully to produce a measure
which he believed would be satis*. ?c
tory. The question now Is what the
conferees will do.
Senator Swanson has already noti?
fied his colleagues and other ' ntere.stcd
persons riiat he will not stand f?r tho
work of the House caucus in de?
claring for no battleships tots JV.?r
"Tho 'Democratic) party Is pledged to
the maintenance of an ndequate naval
program." snld Senator Swanson to?
day, "and to soy that after boincr con?
sidered the third greatest ftghtlnn;
force 'n the world we shall drop Into
fifth place. Is simply ridiculous Ii my
mind. I have already expressed my
opposition to the position the House
has assumed on thin question. It will
soon be up to the Senate, and I shall
fight with all my power for two
ships."
Stny Hold Congress Indefinitely.
This is another matter which Indi?
cates that an early adjournment Is not
in sight. Senator .Swanson, with
enough members of the Senate h.->h:n1
him to force action, may be able to
hold Congress Viere almost Indefinitely
unless a compromise Is agreed tipMl.
The House members who took part in
the caucus declare they will not re?
verse their positions.
There I?; not a Virginian In Congress
but who Is putting his shoulder to the
wheel to get a good roads bill passed.
If possible, at this session. As a mat?
ter of fact. Democrats and Republicsns
alike, almost without ex-ccplion. and
from all parts of tb country an?
Clamoring for such legislation, and
there Is a feeling that If anything Is
to be done with such a proposition
now is the time.
Congressman I .smb. chairman of the
House Committee on Agriculture,
which has been considering tho sev?
eral good roads bills presented :o it
for adoption, has prepared an exhaus?
tive report on the kind of bill which
he thinks Congress should pass.
There has always been a fuhr of
Federal encroachment by passing such
a hill as would give the government
authority over the Slat: highways,
(Continued ?n Ninth Page.)
Titanic Reported to
Have Struck Iceberg
Km While Stnr I.lnrr Ask* for As?
sistance, nml Virginian (iocs
to Hrr Aid.
Montrcul, Quebec. April 14.?The
new White Star liner Titanic- la
reported In advice* received here
late to-night tn have atruck an Ice?
berg.
Tho ne-TT? wn* received at the
A linn l.tnr ofllcra here In n vrlre
Irs* niritniiRe from the cnptnln of
the steamer VlrKlnlnn, of thnt line.
It was stated that (he Virginian
hod been In "Ireleas rommnalcalIon
"lib the Titanic, thnt she hml re?
ported being In collision with nn
ire-berg, nnil naked for nsslatniice.
The VlrKlnlnu reported Hint she
noa on her nxiy to the Titanic.
The VlrKlnlnn snlled from Ilnll
fnx thla morning, nnd nt the time
th> wireless win acnt alte 1? reck?
oned to hove been nbnut nbcnrn of
Cape ftacr. She hns 000 passengers
on board, but enn nernmnindnte Onn I
of the Titanic'* passengers, should
their removal be nrocssnry. I
The mcaanBe from the VlrBlnlan'n
eaptnln wan sent by wlreles? to
Cape Itace and relayed to .Montreal.
PETITION REPUDIATED
r*nrtn Itleans Declare They I>o KTed
Want Independence.
Washington. April I ?.?The Pvrto
Klean delegation which recently pro?
tested to the Senat? Finance Committee
that tha enactment of the Mouse free
sugar bill -would ,b? disastrous for
I'orto Rico has repudiated a petition
which another delegation from tho
Island presented to President Taft Frl.
day. asking Independence or statehood.
Carlos McCormlck, Sanltaga IgVaaiaa,
head of tho Porto Rlcan Federation of
I>abor; Antonio Alcalde and l.ucas Val
dcvlc7., who headed tho delegation
which repudiated tho statehood pell
|tlon, to-day issued a statement In part
ns follows:
"The so-called Indopendent party of
Porto RICO doos not rcprosent any of
I tho well-to-do peoplo of tho island In
the real interests?commercial, agri?
cultural or labor. It Is composed of
some gentlemen, very Intelligent them?
selves, hut who represent nothing
whatovsx In the destinies of the island,
and thoir numhers are negligible; The
whole commercial, agricultural and,
manufacturing Interests of the Island
of Porto Illco ni'c entirely opposed to
any ideas of Independence which-would
mean disaster In all forms. The
petition presented to tho President.
Friday is of no value whatever and
should he treated as a personal ex?
pression "5? the Ideas of a few disap?
pointed and discontented people."
UNION MEN HOPEFUL
They Arc Confident llallronds Will
Grant Ucmnnds.
Now Tork,- April 14.?James Stuart,
?chairman of tho commtttoe of fifty
railroad managers, sold to-night that
ponding the previously announced
j meeting of the committee bore on Wed?
nesday no action would be taken by
[ the managers In answer to the strike
vote which has been cast by the engi?
neers of practically all roads east of
Chicago nnd north of the Potomac. SI.*.
Stuart wns asked if the reply to be
made Wednesday would he final?one
way or another?or whether negotia?
tions might bo expectid to continue
He declined to express an opinion on
this or any other angle of the situa?
tion. I
Warren S. Stone, leader of the union
men, said that nonunion engineers
were Joining with members of the
Brotherhood and that if the necessity
of a strike arose the lie-up would be
complete. II? and other officials wcro
optimistically looking forward to an I
agreement with the railroads, It was!
said, notwithstanding the previous flat I
refusal to grant tho IS per cent, wage |
increase demnndoil.
! NEGRO KILLED BY MOB
-
Shot When He ?renks Through Cor?
don of Armed .lieu.
Tampa. Fla., April 11.?Trailed into
a swamp by bloodhounds and surround- i
>3d by a posse, Sam Arlino, a negro, who I
earlier in the day shot a ncgrcss and I
killed C. Sf. Mclntosh, his employer. I
broke through a cordon of armed men'
and was fatally shot by Sheriff .lohn I
Logan, of Polk county, Just east of
Tampa, this afternoon.
The tragedy for which th0 negro]
was hunted down occurred at the Mc?
lntosh turpentine still, near Howling j
Green. After a quarre!, Arlinc shot]
the ncgrcss. When Mclntosh an-i
pronched and reprimanded |ho riesro,
the latter killed the white mnh. Blood
hounds trailed the negro to the swamp,
whore lie was shot.
THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE RESCUED;
FLOOD STILL THREATENING MANY
The Mississippi River Mood story la
to-day centred In Northeastern Louis?
iana, where last night reports record?
ed the rapid inundation of a vast ter?
ritory by the torrents which are rush?
ing through the hlg crevasses at Pan?
ther Forest nnd I ted Fork, Ark., and
Alsatiu, La. The waters from three
levee breaks are rushing southward,
and some time during tho present week
will effect a junction about thirty-live
miles south of the Arkansas line.
The property damage in the alread]
flooded area of Northwest Louisiana
has been heavy, but no lives have been
lost in that section.
Government engineers last night re?
ported the levees Intact from Vlcks
hlirg lo a point fifty miles south of
New Oilcans, but continuous rains
along the lower Mississippi promise
to give the ofTlclals a desperate light
agalnt the floods In aoinc weak sec?
tions.
A half dozen towns In Mndlson ami
Fast Carroll Parish, La., are under
water, several others were partly sub?
merged hist night Bit?'.'" the wide
stretches of the overflow waters from
tho AlKhtia crevasse are reported
inundating large sections. With a
largo ?section of Tnlliilsh. Sm., the
tSsr&e'st town In the path of the flood,
? under from ten to llftccu foot of water
last night, the citizens ore reported
I meeting the crisis with ealmnese, and
lull ?vorn working with spade and
I shovel In a determined effort to save
the rest of the low tri.
Vlcksburg, Mass., April II.?Voiuu
I teer workers in gasolene hoals, rails.
! skiffs or any other sort ut craft that
] would float, have rescued nearly one
[thousand person.-, within the lust for?
ty-eight hours who were marooned on
I knolls, . fences, trees ami wrecked
I homos in the path of the flood, which
[surged through the break in the .Mis?
sissippi Itlvor levee at .Salem. La..
day nlgiil. Inundating hundreds or
square miles of territory and leaving
desolation In its wake,
i For miles the banks of. tho levoo nro
! lined with thousands of negroes and
i scores of whiles .who itod from the
[ Hood with hastily gathered property
i ami effects, und stcuiiibouia. are tak
; Ing them off as fast as .acilltles per
i mil and bringing them to Vlcksburg,
I or talilng Ctiom to other spols, w".iof7j
j they will be out of reach-of the wn
' lr'-?
Weird Kcenc In l.evee.
Tile scene to-night along tho IdYeo
is weird. Scores of fires dot the em
h?likihcnt. Soggy driftwood has been
caught and dried and used for fuel.
Meanwhile beeves have been killed, ami
tho carcasses arc being rousted lo
feed the hungry. To-night the work of
rescue Is la-lug pushed further Into
the Inundated district, where hundreds
?.f negroes and a large iiitinlicr or
white persons still remain,
The break came Friday evening at
."? o'clock at the Ituckner plantation.
A squad Of negro workmen had been
working on the loves, directing liiclr
attention particularly to a "holl'' fifty!
feel from the base of the rcvctmenl.
I They w.-re preparing to strengthen the
I Weak spot, when a section lifty feet
wide burst ai the base of the levee,I
In a few minutes a fifteen-foot wall ofj
water was rushing through the break]
Within twenty minutes. II Is declar?
ed, the water hud spread over nil area
iwo miles square. At llsatla planta?
tion every negro who could ride was
supplied with a horse or mule ami
told to ride at breakneck speed to
every home he eoiild leach and warn
the people that the Hop? was coming.
All ii Ik H t the negro messengers rode
through storm and rain,; except In
those instances where (he rising wa?
ters forced I hem to seek places or
(Continued on Fifth-, rage.) "
COLONEL'S VICTORY
CONTINUES TO GROW
McKinley Still Confident
Taft Will Be Republi?
can Nominee.
HOW THE LEADERS
REGARD RESULT
From Roosevelt Headquarters |
Comes Statement That Repudi?
ation of President's Candi?
dacy Has Been Made Com?
plete?Wilson Lead?
ing Democrats.
Wnnlilng(on. April 14.?"The evnl
nnche vlrtory fur Colonel Itooacvclt
In Pennsylvania jrnlirclny spoke the
II n n I word nnd milde I he repudiation
i?f I he Tuft candidacy complete."'?
Statement at IlooHevcli headquarters.
"The President!* In this light tu stay.
He will l<e the nominee of the Repub?
lican convention at Chicago. He whs
nominated (our yenrs ago without the
rotes ur Illinois, Pennsylvania. Indiana,
Xew York or Wisconsin."?Hrprcscn
tutlTe Wllllnin II. McKinley, director
Of I lie mil I.ill ill Tnft bureau.
"When the complete returns are re?
ceived It Is probable that the New
Jersey Governor will linvo the solid
delrkmi ton ot seventy-six votes."?
Statement at Woodrow Wilson's head?
quarters.
"Speaker Clark's friends expected
little nnd made practica II j no light I"
Pcnuaylvnnla. The Iimcm ndvlcca as?
sure at least seventeen votes."?State?
ment at Champ Clark's headquarters.
The foregoing I? m cp'tomc of. coui-j
mcnt made to-dny upon Hie Pennsyl?
vania primary election by the cam?
paign managers of tho rn.udidntcs
! named.
The stntement from Roosevelt head?
quarters, while lengthy, refers briefly
to the Pennsylvania election. The
quotation given Is practically nil on
that subject. The remainder Is devot?
ed to a review of nil tho contests to
date, setting out the claims of the
Roosevelt managers.
Denounces Roosevelt.
Director McKllllcy'a statement, be?
sides referring to the "third term,"
says In part:
"The outcome of the Pennsylvania
primaries In plainly Indicative of the
fact that nntionnl issues are playing
only a small part In seme States in
the campaign for tho Republican nom?
ination for President.
"Instead of construct Ivo statesman?
ship being put forth In an effort to
solve the problems before tho country
and no a bid for votes on tho ground
of merit, a nation-wide cnmpnlgn of
wilful and malicious nitsrcpresonla
tlo.i, vlllflcat'on mid assault on the
President of the United Stales lias
been substituted. Such a campaign,
amounting In fHCt to f< conspiracy,
not only to humiliate the President
personally, hut to commit the Repub?
lican party to rank socialism, has not
only been countenanced, but con?
ducted by former President Theodore
Roosevelt.
"Tho fact that this candidate Is now
claiming to wear tho r.uthtlo of Abra?
ham Lincoln Is evidence that tho acmo
of doniugoglsnt In this country has
been reached. .
"Those States which have yet to
elect delegates lo the Republican Na?
tional Convention In Chicago might
just ns well realise now that the re?
public as well as the Republican party
has been placed in jeopardy by the
issues raised by Theodore Roosevelt.
''Including Pennsylvania, which,
according to latest advices, has given
President Tnft at least twenty-one
votes In tho national convention, the
President has to-dny 36 1 delegates in?
structed for or pledged to his ronom
i inn ion. lie needs only 17f. more dele?
gates to Insure his rcnomlnatlon. tic
is already assured of more, dele?
gates, making his support in the Chi?
cago convention 74r. delegates, or more
than 200 majority."
WHson .Now Lends 11 ace.
The statement from the Wilson I
headquarters claims for Governor Wil-J
son n majority of the Democratic!
delegates thus far selected, and says
in part:
"With tho swooping victory scored
in the Pennsylvania primaries yester?
day, Governor AVIIson took the lead
in the pro-convention raco for ihn
Democratic presidential nomination.
Tho seventy votes Of Pennsylvania
Democracy, which were given the New
Jersey executive In a popular voting
contest, are the largest number yet
accorded any of the candidates by a
single State. Governor Wilsons
strength ill the Raltlmore convention
is now represented by 1 12 votes. The
delegate column In favor of the New
Jersey executive will ctntlntie to re?
ceive large accessions."
At Speaker Clark's headquarters h
statement was issued, of which the
following is a part :
"No one knows how the Pennsylvania
delegation lo the Dnltimoro conven?
tion stands. There Is nothing in the
Pennsylvania law or in any state com?
mittee order that Imposes any obliga?
tion upon nny delegate to vote for any
particular presidential candidate. in
Illinois the names of presidential can?
didates were oh the ballot, and tho
vote was directly prcfcrcuilirl; but
tho names of presidential candidates
wore not on the Pennsylvania primary
ballots, it is Impossible, therefore, to
say dcllnltcl> what may be the Judg?
ment of the Pennsylvania delcgntldh
when they meet in cnttcus at Haiti
more.
"Speaker Clark's friends expected
little and madn practically no fight
in Pennsylvania beyony laying by
correspondence the speaker's cause be?
fore a portion of the Pennsylvania*
electorate. The Detnoeintic organisa?
tion of Pennsylvania was publicly
committed a year or so figb
to ? Governor W'lson, but many
changes hnvo s'nro' thkon place.
We believe Clark will secure
the votes of dolcgatos in eight or ton
districts in 1'ennsylvnnln. The' latest
1 "(Continued on Seventh Rage)
Roosevelt Now Sure of
Sixty-Five Pennsyl?
vania Delegates.
POLITICIANS
ARE ASTOUNDED
Practically Without Organization
Former President Sweeps State.
He Will Control Convention,
Overthrowing Penrose and
Old Machine for First*
Time in Generation.
Philadelphia, April 14.?Colonel The
odoro Rooscvolt'a sweeping victory In
Pennsylvania ol Saturdrfy's primary,
election keeps growing to-day as tn?r
returns continue, to came In. Incoms
plctc returns Trout every district glva
tho former President sixty-five of tho
State's seventy-six delegates In tri?
Republican National Convention. Tau
Roosevelt supporters oro claiming sl*
ty-soven, and later returns may car?
ry tho figures to that total. Colonel
Roosevelt won fifty-three of tno sixty
four district national delegates and hid
followers elected enough delegates to
too State convention to give them con?
trol ot that body. The State conven
tion will name twelve delegates at
largo.
Governor Woodrow Wilson, of New.
Jersey, who had no organized opposi?
tion, will havo seventy-four ot tho sev?
enty-six delegates from Pennsylvania
In the. Democratic convention. In tno
Twenty-eighth Congressional . District
the two Democratic national delegate*
elected are for Champ Clark.
Piitltlclnus Astonished.
Politicians look upon the triumph ot
Colonel Roosevelt With astonishment.
The supporters of the former Presi?
dent were without a State organiza?
tion or without an organization In
many of the twenty-two congressional
districts.
Tho regular Republican organiza?
tion, headed by United States S<tt>?lor
Roles Penrose, which has wlt..o.0od
the fury of many a political storm, re?
ceived n crushing defeat ill tho loss
of control of the State convention, it
13 the first time in the present gen?
eration that It hns lost control of that
body.
In addition to naming tho twelve
delegates nt large to Chicago, the. con?
vention will select thirty-eight presi?
dential electors, four candidates for
Congressmen lit largo and caiii.idateH
for Slate treasurer and auditor-gen?
eral, all lo be voted for at Ihe Novem?
ber election. The significance of
Roosevelt's victory can bo realized
when it is remembered thai tho dele?
gates In control of the State conven?
tion have the power to select tho Stale
chairman, and under the party rules,
tao delegation to the national conven?
tion elects the national cominittoemon.
At present Senator i-enrose "holds thla
posit ions.
The vole polled was light. In somf.
districts It did not go much over all
per cent, of the total vote east in the
general election. ( olonel Roosevelt,
received his heaviest voto from the re?
form element of the State represented
by the Keystone party, which, since It
Was organized about two years ago,
has opposed the regular Republicans
at every election and succeeded in
electing a reform mayor In Philadel?
phia lasl year.
Another element of strength of tho
Roosevelt forces was the 170.000 Kilo
anthracite miners in the northeastern
counties or the Slate, where the for?
mer President ran nirong.
In Philadelphia President Tart's ad.
Jierents carried three of the districts
and split the delegation lu another,
giving Roosevelt five. Tho dclegilUa
for Taft were not instructed. Among
those w ho escaped the Roosevelt storm
were .lohn Wanamaker and K. Stotes
bury, who were elected as Taft dele?
gates In the Second District i? Al?
legheny county, which Includes Pitts?
burgh, Colonel Roosevelt captured Till
l ho eight delegates In the four dis?
tricts.
In the congressional districts whore.
Glftord Pirichot bus his home tho
Roosevelt nntlonal delegates won, hut
?Mr. Plncliot'a homo county, Pike, sent
a Taft delegate to the Stale, conven?
tion.
Wilson IIuk Knsy Time.
Covernot Wilson had an easy tlmo
of it in winning seventy-four of in,-,
seventy-six delegates to the Baltimore
convention. There woro a tew scat?
tered delegates who Juvored Champ
?lark, and In ihrre districts there,
wet,- ,1. legates in favor of. Governor
Harmon.
Figures at hand indicate that t.io
??reorganized'' Democratic faction
headed bj iieorge \v. Guthrie, of Pitts?
burgh, and Congressman A. .Mitchell
Palmer had clouted a. majority of their
delegates In opposition to the regu?
lar organization headed by James ftii
Guftcy, of Pittsburgh. Kadi faction
aas sent out a call for a State copven'
lion at Ifarrlsburg on tue same day.
Negotiations have been under way foi
some tima for n single convention,
and It is not known whether the pri?
mary result win husten harmony.
.Ml the political pnrtles in the State
named candidates for Congress in tno
thirty-two districts, and also nominat?
ed candidates for the Slate Senatn In
Iweilty-tive "f the fifty senatorial dis?
tricts and selected candidates for the.
207 sc.,is in tho lower house of tho
Legislature. The Senators to be elect?
ed will hold otUco four years, and will
have a voice in the selection of a
United State.--, Senator in ISi"., when
Mr. Petirosc's term expires.
The Democratic members of Con
g ess who came up for renoinlnatlon
were generally successful, but" thero
were a number of surprises In the:
ranks of toe Republicans. Ono of
these, wan the dcfool of Reubon Q.
Moon, in one of ihn Ph'ladelphift dis?
tricts, by an Intfopei/dcnt Republican,
Til Plttso.urgh John? Ijalzell. long a
member*of the national (louse, fa not
sure of Wing returned, according to
the'latest returns, fie ?vdpnMC^?*??
>l Clyde Kelly, a prominent Indepen?
dent in the lein l*gleUtura.

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