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THE CAl'E WEEKLY. TRIM NE AND CAPE COUNTY 1IEUALI)
MARINES BOARDING TRANSPORT FOR MEXICO THE REBELS GIVE NOTICE OF ATTACK CONTINUE TO SEIZE PORT OF VERA CRUZ WIN Badger Has Instructions to Vttack Monterey and Capture Hctrhc-r Act s Yilh;rjt Waiting Outposts Fight I las Last- on Wrangling Senate to Notiiy All Concerned hiyil Hours Ahead id Three Days Settle Wording ttrci "If 1 M ' SHIPS OFF TAMPICO BAY ".... rt.Ctla irk frAnr nrtA linMoMn HDERTA'S CIRCLENARROWS ACTION UPSETS HUERTA viuu jiina 111 vsiutri aim jtiuiiauic Time Spent (n Perfecting Men in Their Deadly Duties j i (W.Nf Nrv.a Fcrvit-iv I ! On Board lattloship Arkansas on 1 High Sea, via Wireless to Key Wtst, : Fla.,- April 22. Eight hoars' notic-? ; will bo given by Kiar Admiral IJati Jie.", ' commander of iho Atlantic fleet, be fore attacking any Mexican port. Orders to tills tt'fect were received by the fleet's commander from Wash ington. Kmr Admiral iladgcr'a fleet Is now1 at anchor off the coast of Tampieo, and the officers and men are In high Epirlts. Constant drilling and rifle practice has been in progress since word was ' received that Gen. lluerta had refused to salute the Has, as demanded by President Wilson. Guns were made ready and si;ht;n?, has been practiced hourly. Every man In the l'l"ei Is ready anil eager for action. CITY COUNCIL HOLDS MEETING Many Important Matters are Taken UpSeveral Ap pointments Made BOARD IN HARMONY Much New Street Work in Pros pect and Improvements of Various Sorts Ordered 'I'll. re wit- Council held several import up iin.l di.-po.-signed to v or l.ieetinj of ,'..y i.i.l.: I.... I ' . -I oi' io a it ; t., Citv t v. hi. h -c I:,!. ...icr i int etc to t! l.e of tli" city. .All the C "Mt liCil !..!! except Clem lloeihr confined ii: a hospital The first iiiatlir to t ion was t lie select i n pro Ii in, t'.n.t hi g r I1' cut V. ho i- still III St. Loui-. receive at ten f : President :'..!lig upon Charles Are.j-anit. George Valley -.ia.- elected to the police foM'c, i i : i i 1 1 ii vacancy y t to he fill" 'I. which matter was put over to ill- llel llieetil.ji after M Villi ballot-: I:1.'! I. ecu taken v.itVof -i"-ccss. Ori.-t. !-;ior Kngin.ir, lioa. only ''Ih r t-pplie i'fe.l lv:' VllS v. ii - 1 1 -1 i . . 1 Cii.v I ri--.11 1,. inn the lilt fur t!.r position. ltd man 1-y :. el i.eci A coiiiinniiiea! i .;i v. a- re clul) of wholesale men i.f who expect to yi it the C ! i SI . ipe i in :i Louis :tl nit the lMh of May, and nri-nrj.fni nt.s were niielc for the proper reception of the vi-i'ors. Mr. Arnigardt presented a resolu tion toucliiiiii the matter of employ ment of assistants and other expenses of the city cngimcr, which resolution was adopted. On motion of Mr. Ulack it was voted to instruct the Street Commis sioner to make certain repairs on Broadway from the Last Cliutice Saloon to West End lloulcvanl. An ordinance was passed to improve Pellvue street from l'aeilic street to Lorimer, and a resolution adopted instructing the Clerk to advertise for bids. The ordinance to improve Jeffer son Avenue, which lias been pending, came tip for the third reading, ami was killed' by a vote of 4 to An ordinance was passed requiring provision for three men at the fire station and reducing the number of hosenien from 12 to 8. The milk inspection ordinance, read at a former meeting the first time, was taken up and read the second time and referred to the Judiciary Coin inittee. It was ordered that the trees in the Courthouse park be wliiteewashed. It was ordered that the Water & Light Committee be instructed to ascertain if the water mains can lie placed on Jefferson and Hanover streets. The matter of appointing two ad ditional fire chiefs was deferred until next meeting. In regard to screens for the jail, the matter was referred to the build ing committee. The Kettle River Co. not having shown any disposition to carry out their promise to repair the streets on the plea that they were making arrangements with Mr. Ilawley to do the necessary work, it was ordered that the Street fc Wharf committee interview Mr. Ilawley and as ertain if lie had arranged to make the repairs. When the orders came from Washington pending the navy to Mexican the trnnaports, fully equipped for service. illiis iiiEb tiiii. itWl lioifiiffl m BhTTl f hi MM PDII7' IN dm I i Lr II! Ira bfU Bitter Resistance Offered Shortly After United States Marines were Landed. Firing From Housetops ARMY SOLLIES RUSHED Custom House at v era Cruz Captured at Cost of Four Lives, and Huerta Anns are Confiscated. Fletcher Threatens to Bombard. V era Cruz, Mexico, April 21: At the cost of fcur lives and a large number of wourded, Vera Cruz has been cap tured by the Americans. In the fighting that followed after the U. S. sailors and marines were landed, more than 200 Iwexicans lost their lives. Admiral Fletcher is holding that section of the city in the vicinity of the railroad yards, the custom house and the consulate. He threatens to turn the guns of the warships on the city. The four men who were killed Ixdonned to the liattleship Florida, ninl their mimes are as follows: Coxswain Shoemaker, Corp. Ilaiicrty and Seaman I'ouis.-ctt. The name of the fourth man could not he ascer tained. Those woiiiied are C. L. Leahy, V. Schwartz. C. 1). Cameron, J. II. F. l'leaze, seamen (rf the Florida, Llectririnn Ceishurn of the Florida, and 1). I). McMillan, pri vate, Second Marine Heuiiucnt, from the Transport Prairie. den. Gustavo Maas, commandant of Vera Cruz, offered a stubborn resistance, and lie clinllenned the advance of the Americans almost from the first, and pave plain evidence that the Mexicans did not intend to permit a peaceful occupation. Th" marines landed in le.-s than a half hour after leaving the side of the 1'. S. Transport Prairie, and at the water, front no resistance was offered. At first it appeared us though no attempt would he made lo prevent a peaceful occupation of the city. A few minutes later, however, there was a luief exclinnne of shots. After another short interval, the finhtintt picked up in earnest, and for several hours the Me-.ieaii.s persistently p pesi (I the Americans. The hphtinn w us eotifii'. d to quarters, and the in:. in hoilv oi Mevnalis appeared to he about i ''mly to (put. Most oft he firiiif; was from housetops and other points of vantnue. The landiiie. party was us-isted by the uhs of the Prairie Toward evening, the Mexicans who had not been raptured, killed or wounded, retreated Westward. Hear Admiral Fletcher reported quickly from Vera Cruz, and de scribed briefly what had occurred. It is the belief that the president has determined that with the taking of Vera Cruz and the prevention of shipment of arms to lluerta, further steps will not be taken by the Ameri can f iovertiinent for the present. Secretary Garrison has made em phatic announcement that there has been no order for troop movements. The lluerta forces at Mexico City are placed at from 3000 to 4000 nu n. and if it becomes necessary, the Americans can assemble in Vera Cruz within 4S hours, about l.l.OOO marines and blue jackets. There is no feeling of doubt but that the American forces would be able to reach the Mexican capital without great difficulty. The purpose of diverting Rear Admiral Hadger from Tampieo to Vera Cruz is not known, but leaving Tampieo with one Ameri can ship, it is the belief that the constitutionalists are making ready to take the port. Pear Admiral Fletcher lias given warning to Gen. Maas, the Mexican commander at Vera Cruz, that unless the firing by his men is stopped, the big guns of the American fleet will be used against him. T-hero are now about 1000 murines and blue jackets in the town, and they have not been allowed to fire only when they were fired upon, up to this time. About one-half of each ship's company engaged the Mexicans at Vera Cruz. Consul Canada reported to the State waters the marines wcro hurried aboard 1; j , i.t i ! :. i a run, I.: r iecii-i-ai. -, inc!. !!; sLin,. u i. p.'":, had I'ei.l i ! to al'oai '. -i i'.l.i e s! ip-. ale! :.' IH.'V I illU' shel'ct'cii i" ! ' l!"!- iinjs wiihin the tiring line. Ti e I', s. forces in Vi ra I i i.z and vi'iiiity coii-i.-t of 'iie bailie rh l i la. I t ah, Coeiii 1 1 ii ul , Min- I ncMiia, and the cruisers San Francisco and ('lie-l.r: gunboat liolphin; liaii-- i poi I Prairie and Hancock, ho-pilal !-liip Solace and collier Cyi lops. las well as I lie chartered steamers ! Ksperanza and Mexico. This eon i 1 . cent ration ot forces totals about 7000 sailors and 'J0II0 marines and is made up of Pear Admiral Mavo's ! ships which were orden d from Tntii- pico late, yesterday, and the It i . I which Pear Admiral Fletcher has had j at Vera Cruz for weeks. I Washington, April '.. At .".:: I o'clock this morning, the Senate by n vote of 72 to 1-5, passed the ad ministration resolution declaring that tin; president is justilied in the em ployment of the armed force of the Cnitod States to enforce his demands for amends for the affronts and indiuj n it ices committed against the I'niled Stales in Mexico. The resolution of Senator Poindexter declaring a state of war to exist was voled down in the Senate ut 2:30 a. in. An amendment proposed by Senator G.d linger "justifying the pre-idetit in the use of force to protect American citizens in Mexico," as well as to de mand reparation for the Tampieo incident, was defeated bt to 10. The custom house at Tampieo will probably seized today, as indicated by tjie announcement of the navy department late last night, that Admiral Padger who is on the Arkan sas, had been ordered from Vera Cruz to Tampieo. The ships will b" divided according to his discretion. Iteports have been received by the navy department that everything is j (pliet ill Tampieo. Pepoits have been received by the government authori ty s that mines have been placed tin tl.e harbor at Tampieo for the I i.t -pi .so of blowing up t". S. war City Strongly Porlified, But Dicta tor's Men Are Net ded in Other Portionsof Country i'.VNT N. n ... Mutainoras, Mixieo, April 22. Olu: of ii. i- m'i;.ti:t l:...; s ill the war I. iai; toiiLlit ut .in'.ili'li). (.In tile I ,1 cral hide uhout ti.iuin troops are en l.aved and the niimlicr el' reliels i.s said to l.e iiju.iUy as hii.e.', with rein fotei mi nts cmn.in; tn i.i the lclnity of Terreoii. The reliels, commanded by (Jen. l'al lo liiuz:i!rn, louulit tlirou".li the List line of outposts and entrench' mints of federals, and have r.aincil th Ie of the maniitactiillnn dlstilet, three miles from the town. ltd;;, tien. Willnde Messleu Is in eiiiiiiaiid of (lie government troops. 'I he authorities hae made ihilinrati plans for d. 'lease. They lime all the tlliieialile points nhout the city leneeil with dotihlo and triple rows ot I allied wire, which has hi en t unmet f wlih tile '! niter. ) 'electric iuhtinK plant, so :;iat t may he chnrpat with a pinM iiul curieiit on a moment' no tlce. Many fortilicalioiis have lieen thrown up around the city, and on tin t'teh lit! I at the oldspo. l.i:;M heay ; eaunou i 1 1 1 n .' 1 1 1 1 1 all the approaches to the city. Cirr.tnza and Villa Meet. Chihuahua. Mevleo, A r I L'J. -With many I'ah fill ipn.li"ii- ih aliiu; with the revolution and loreh-n atfalrs he- lore th in. (len. cnr'iami (arruii7.it' and (ien. I riHicl-eo ills lormally met hi l". It va-s their first ne el 111; In four years, Catrana lir.-t Pa:n met tie1 military pader win:,, re:.i front out '. ,ry. v a. a !. a Pt i i one of 1'ran-ii-co I. M.i lMo'.-i sn. all n oltit Pmary I anili. The lmeliii:; had every appearanee .f frlendlim ; s and Villa made a point of refertltr: to Carran.,i a- his eliiel'. I .it Ik l raphs l. arinu li U.-ik cses of lli: two h ad' rs i-ide Py side appeared In lore windows and cit'zens wore hut tons and haiUes similarly decorat' it. Villa, aeeoi.ipanie.l hy Cell. Acenles, w ho Is a inemher ot the t ehel'i ahinet, eame front Torn on for the conference. Koldh rs cuardeil the streets from thti lailroiMl station to Cnrnuizn's palace, while cowds of onloohers cheered. t!.i I V. ; I : I. -,. Apt. I ''.. I I j 1 i I ' i . .". !'. - '.. w In 11 lie i 1 1 1 ' I e eil y :' ei.i ( ' -ii. : ml il i t ,i' l.el le that tla I' will l.e .-'! v to th" 1' le '- ! i i ! 1 1 ', i !:;:' d in. Ion. !V i . : - j .ho v. . - if eolli'tiam! of I In I Ijela- ! !..!'. In..'', I. I - '..' ' il' l the l il.V . j.'lel 1,1 -"Me I - haw i en hit lo ..ol. out f. i t! ' ii -"lu - ; - no other I i omii .'ii'Vr I a v i ht nr. d to appi ar i'l tie t if, I of ! I -1 - . I Ii- llipteil I ip..,eitie relations are implied by the fact that the Mex.i all Miri-ter hn- a-K.d for hi- p.-c-.-poit e era Cm. April 'J' At this time there an- ten luropeaii nnd one .lapaticse war-hip awaiting develop inenls in Mexican watits. The (hrman Merchantman carrying a consignment of arms and supplied for lluerta. has placed hel'-i If under Admiral Fh teller's orders. Four A- i mericati war-hips arrived here todav. A train load of Americans from the capital to the coast have been Ina- , rootled in t he intei ior. ATHI.FTFS FltOM WFIISTKR GKOVK'S (OMINC; TO CAPK One of the town- which it i- report ed will be down at Cape Girardeau with a big bunch of athletes for the Meet on May S and 0 is Webster Groves. This school is making ex tensive preparations for coming. Last week a Negro Vaudeville was given by the students of the high school for the benefit of the athletic team and a splendid sum of money was raised to help on the expenses of jthe team. Director of Athletics Poberts said "We shall bring down u team of nine or ten men and they , will be a bunch of stars. Lookout for the 12-pound shot put record. The pole vault record will be broken ami i the records for the mile run and the i relav race will be lowered." SHOE WORKERS BENEFIT AT PRINCESS. There will be n special matinee at the Princess Thursday after noon for the benefit of the Shoe Workers. The evening performance will also be for the Shoe Workers. Splendid pictures will be presented, and a large crowd is expected. President Employs Kight Vested , by Constitution (lerman Ves sel Can't Land i IW.M' Ni na Sen lee 1 ' Wushltmton, April I'J. While thi venule was t':i.-ciissinL; the Meican crlsiii Au:n;t ,d t i.-u-iit-P was already ut work and seia d the customs house at Vera Cruz to pn vent u larm- cargo of urtilU ry and ammunition from fult niK Into the hands of the lluerta !oreis, to whom they were consigned iand which were transported from jl'.urope al'o.ird a Cerii.au vessel. As there has hi en no hhn liade de clared, the I'nited States could not fcl,iz,, . hi, ,, vvhieh the war liuinl- jtlons were ludtifi transport! d, but It ;nei.ed the port and prevented them . from heiuf. landed. i It Was to accomplish this oPvious I'llppliim oi tin; provisional itovern- , nieiit ot Mrvlm that Admit ut Kh teller ucted without wiililnt: the result of the liell.lt. s hi I ohL'I'c.-.s. The or.li is weal out to the naviil 11111111..U.I r la M.A i.in waters, ut IIioUkIi i iie no t il d not heroine Known ' for m veral hoitrw. The ordeis to .vilm'.ral I'P'teher, it wa.s saal. eoi.fi rred the Proadi -t au j lliorliy and directed that, II net-: sary. he shoiilil tal.e the i lly of Vera (Tin , US we'l as Hie I I.- loilH holl-..'. ill ol'.lel lo pi .... 111 I ! . Iniidi: I'i ii-'. ill thai pelnl f (lie muni io n lo w :- r. ; i he i i .P r ii.oi I" Moused cor - . p lUnoli'; senator- : The oi'L : oi ', Vii'.eP;'! ! I. h. I el .!!' '.. !' ! W llell la ! lo p-er : d th" eapitol that ii cairled out it ::l le .iithn. lasni i, I representatives, itiiu'.iilc when ill, I tal.e the port. o Pi . ili -er.'tlon as ut I I'i"i'ta from got- tine. m i v;'.t n li on 111 ton ;.!t,l "J i field rout'iis ot tiiiiiuu i iins from a tier- man steaii'' r clout to arrive. CAPE SOLDIERS TO FIGHT FOR COUNTRY Cnpl. Hridm-sOrjrani.inn Company With Which ti Whip lluerta and His Followers WAliMKi: SKNT1MKNT Is Advci tis'lrt;,' I'nr Mon WUn Arc in I'.arncst and Williuj,' to Fi'lit Woil-iiu' Uiird 'lie patliol IT in: ni''i - ic ; 1 ! I III, cut i making t ill ( '." I ic ;ii'., idea l !e:, :, 111 In- - bet V. el II I he and M. vii'o h.is ai i en, d bv the ."i t n i' ie-. of n .nee 1 1.,- ne; If it'll M..I. -a- i . ev ii lef e -olne of our ell lel eomp: in I heir elToils f -ol.lier- to to l."al.le go to the ('apt. II ii elie of Warfare W. Ih'iiho - in eminent III lol gaged 1 in Hilary circles is bu-ily en in rettmg a coinpaijv of men to gethef, and the purpose for which he Want- them cannot he mi-taken i when one nads his advi it i-emeiit in ; which he state- that no one need apply who is not willing to accept ! any service offered. ' Mr. Illidges seems to be a soldier by nature, and has been heard many I times to express a desire for an op jportiiuity to go to the front! His 'wishes will perhaps be gratified this time, and if I hey arc not, it will not be because of any hick of effort or desire on his part. IMG ATHLETIC MEET AT SIKESTON. All indications point to a splendid meet to be held at Sikestoll on April 21th between the high school teams of Sikestoll and Charleston. Each school will enter a list of eigh teen men who will, no doubt, break some records. The rules ami list of events for this Meet will be the same as those of the Meet to be at Capo Girardeau May K and (t. Sikestoll is making extensive preparations for this meet which will, no doubt, bo witnessed by large and eiithusiastio crowds. Principal Van Home said "This Meet is a preliminary skirmish for the big Southeast Meet. Hot It towns will have large crowds at Cape Girardeau and are sure of a great Meet." ' IIIG CROWDS AND SPLENDID SHOW AT OHPHEFM. Crowded houses are attending the splendid pictures shown at the Or plieum every night. These films are some of the best ill the city and one can always be assured of an enter taining evening spent in this attrac tive show house. Try a Tribune Want Ad. It will 'bring results.