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RESIGNS!!! FLEES Tells Congress He is Actuated By Highest Motives. ATTACKS UNITED STATES Only Acceptal-fc To the Constitution alists Until They Can Enter Mex ico City and Make Car ranza the President. Mexico City.—Victoriano Huerta, so salled Provisional President, but self eonstituted dictator of Mexico since February 19, 1913, has finally yielded to pressure and resigned. His resigna- Uou was presented to the Congress through the Department of Foreign Relations and was accepted by the Senate and Chamber of Deputies by a wte of 121 to 17. In the official announcement it was grandiloquently stated that in resign ing Huerta was actuated by the high est motives of patrotism and in com pliance with his supreme duty to his sou n try. When Huerta’s resignation was read in the Chamber of Deputies it was greeted with cries of "Viva Huerta!” it was then referred to the joint com mittees of Bobernacion. After brief consideration the committee reported, accepting the resignation in the fol lowing terms: “Article I—We1 —We accept the resigna tion presented by Gen. Victoriano Huerta as President of the Mexican United States. “Article 2 —We call Licentiate Fran cisco Carbajal, minister of foreign rela tions, to assume the presidency.” A ballot was taken and the joint session approved the report. At 7:30 Francisco Carbajal, Huerta’s foreign minister, took the oath as Pro visional President, before the as sembled Deputies and Senators of the Congress. The new executive, escorted by the presidential guards, went immediately to the national palace. He was cheer- Mtl by the people. The members of Huerta’s cabinet •assigned with him. HUERTA'S STATEMENT. NFttM Text Of the Resignation Tendered By Him. Mexico City.—The text of General ■Huerta’s resignation follows: “Deputies and senators: Public necessity, admitted by the Chamber of Deputies, by the Senate and the Su preme Court, called me to tho supreme magistracy of the Republic. Later, when in this same hall I had the honor at addressing you in compliance with She constitutional precept, I promised at all costs to bring about peace. “Seventeen months have passed and jftt that brief period of time I have Jormed an army with which to carry aut that solemn promise. You all totw the immense difficulties which gay government has encountered, owing to a scarcity of funds, as well to the manifest and decided protec tion which a great power of this con tinent has afforded to the rebels —so anuch so that when the revolution had ■been broken up, seeing that its chief Scatters were and continued to be di wiktei, the power in question sought a pretext to Intervene directly in the ttoufiict, and the result of this was the ■nutrage committed at Vera Cruz by toe American fleet. "Success was had, as you know, in adjusting honorably through our dele gation at Niagara Falls the petty Tampico Incident; but the revolution continued, with the support of whom we all know. “Yet, alter the highly patriotic work achieved by our delegates at Niagara Falls, there are still some men who mj that I. come what may, seek my .personal Interest, and not that of the republic. And as l need to rebut this allegation with facts, I -tender my forma) resignation of the presidency the republic. "The national Congress must know that the Ropubiic, through its govem riuf&t, has labored in entire good faith nurd with the fullest energy, having (Succeeded in doing away with t.he party which, in the United States, calls Sftscdf Democratic, and having shown Show the right should be defended. “To be more explicit, I will say that toe action of the government of the (republic during its short life has dealt Teath blows to an unjust power. Later on stronger workers will come, using taiplements that undoubtedly will end power, which has done so much iarm and committed so many outrages vu this continent. “In conclusion I will say that I abandon the presidency of the repub &RlDE NEAR DEATH FROM FALL. Elopement On Motorcycle Ends In Probably Fatal Accident. Washington, Pa. Mrs. Oliver psiwell was believed to be dying in a Hospital here as the result of injuries received when she was thrown from a Motorcycle on which she was riding *ith her husband. Until Friday last Mrs. Newell was Miss Mary Meek, and with her husband was riding home from Cumberland, Md., where they had \en married. HARRY THAW GETS $160,733. Sourt Awards Him Income From His Father’s Estate. Pittsburgh—After six months of Sgsgai battle, Harry K. Thaw, in a de mion handed down by Judge James W. Over, in Orphans Court, is awarded she income from his father’s estate which has *wen denied him by the trus tees sincu he was adjudged insane for -he slaying of Stanford White. By the decision Thaw gets $160,773. Judge Over says Thaw ts legally entitled to tbe money. HUERTA’S RISE AND FALL AS DICTATOR OF MEXICO. February IS, 1913. —Francisco Madero deposed as President, Victoriano Hur.rta took Pro visional Presidency. February 19 —Legislature oi Coahuila declared Huerta & usurper and authorized Venu stiano Qarranza to raise an army to oppose him. February 22-23 —Francisco Ma. dero assassinated. March 26—Official representa tives of 10 States at Guadalupe adopted the “Plan of Guada lupe,” repudiating Huerta, ap pointing Carranza as First Chief of a Constitutionalist army, and enjoining him to “call a general election as soon as peace is established, delivering the power to the man who shall be elected.” May I—Huerta, having been promised a loan of $75,000,000 in Europe on condition that he was ; recognized as President by the 1 United States, Washington re ! fused to recognize him or the 1 Mexican Administration until after the election in October. ! July 16—Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson recalled to Wash ington. August 4 —His resignation ac ! cepted to take effect in October. August 27 —President Wilson, l in addresses to Congress, prom i ised that “by the steady pressure ’ of moral force we shall triumph as Mexico’s friends.” t October 26—Presidential and , Congressional election in Mexico. Huerta declared "re-elected.” November 2 —President Wilson through Charge O’Shaughnessy > told Huerta he must resign, i Huerta makes no reply. April 22, 1914 American naval forces landed in Vera Cruz. May 20 —Mediation conference ; met at Niagara Falls. July 15 —Huerta resigned i Presidency and was succeeded by Cabajal. lie, carrying with me the highest 1 sum ; of human wealth, for I declare that I have arraigned at the bar of universal ' conscience the honor of a Puritan, when I, as a gentleman, challenge to ; wrest from me that possession. “May God bless you and me.” The galleries of the Chamber of Deputies were packed before the be ginning of the session. Intense ex- I citement characterized the gathering, and at the close of the reading of Huerta’s resignation the deputies and l spectators broke into loud and con tinued applause. : After acceptance of Huerta’s resigna i tion, a commission was appointed by - the president of the chamber to escort > Senor Carbajal to the floor of the , House. Very soon Senor Carbajal ap • peared in front of the chamber, passing i through files of soldiers. He entered 1 and as he walked to the platform the deputies stood. Speaker Manuel Mer l cado then administered the oath. RELIEF IN WASHINGTON. I i Huerta Resignation Deemed First , Practical Step To Peace. 1 Washington, D. C. —News of General ' Huerta’s resignation as Provisional ' President of Mexico was hailed by offl ’ cial Washington as the first practical 1 step toward a quick solution of the F Mexican problem. Constitutionalists, diplomats and offl -1 cials of the United States Government - did not conceal their satisfaction over ! the fact that General Huerta at last ' had voluntarily eliminated himself from the situation and pointed the way 1 to an era of peace in his country. Although the Constitutionalists have ’ declared they would not, recognize 1 Francisco Carbajal as Provisional 1 President any more than they did his predecessor, and the United States - Government likewise will refuse to 1 recognize him, the understanding here ’ is that the new Executive will hold ' office only until satisfactory arrange - ment can be made for the entry of s General Carranza, the Constitution ' alist chief. r GOING BACK INTO MEXICO. T ■ Movement To Resume Work At the 1 Mines and Ranches On. ’ Vera Cruz. —With the resignation of ' General Huerta from the provisional ’ Presidency there is every evidence 1 among American and other foreign refugees here of an immediate move- F ment to return to the capital and 3 points in the interior where abandoned (- interests are awaiting attention. Many r Americans who came to Vera Cruz ’ during the general exodus and refused ! to proceed farther pending some ad -1 justment of the affairs of Mexico have 3 expressed their intention of returning and many are making actual prepera- F tions to leave at once for their former ' homes. TWO SLAIN WHILE ROWING. l Assassin Fires From Ambush and r Escapes In Boat. 1 Moundsville. W. Va. —Harry Jurdy, 3 a member of the Moundsville Village i Council, and William Aron, a leading ? business- man, were shot and instantly t killed as they were rowing in the 1 Ohio river. The assassin fired from 3 ambush, taking careful aim. He then i stole a boat and rowed to the Ohio side. A posses is in pursuit. AIRBOAT PROBLEM SOLVED. > Sea-Sled Hull For America Insures Trans-Atlantic Start. E Hammondsport N. Y.—Trials of the - sea-sled type of hull for the Wana -3 maker flying boat America convinced i Lieut. John C. Porte and Glenn H. 3 Curtiss that the problem of construct - ing proper planing surfaces has been r solved, they said. The significance of 3 this is that the attempt to cross the 3 Atlantic is thus assured and the ex -3 perition to Newfoundland will leave New York on August 1. ASK M,000,000 OFN.ILIECTORS Railroad’s Minority Stockhold ers Demand Restitution, WANT RECEIVER APPOINTED Court Signs Order That Defendants Show Cause Plaintiffs Trustees Of Late Olea Bull Vaughan’s Estate. Boston, Mass. —A restitution suit, Whereby minority stockholders seek to compel former and present directors to restore to the treasury of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail road Company approximately $102,- 000,000 alleged to have been illegally used in building up the system, 'was begun in the Supreme Court here. The complaint alleges that losses resulting from the acquisition of the Boston and Maine trolley and steam ship propert’es by the New Haven amounted to $102,000,000, and that under the federal anti-trust act, the New Haven Company is entitled to recover from the defendants three times that sum, or $306,000,000. Judge Braley, before whom the ac tion was brought, issued an order of notice, to show cause why a receiver, special master or other official should not be appointed in accordance with the bill of complaint. Billard Not Defendant. The plaintiffs, who are trustees of the late Olea Bull Vaughan’s estate and own 50 shares of the capital stock, asked for a receiver to take possession of all claims in favor of the defend ants, but not to interfere with the ad ministration of the current affairs of the New Haven company. They asked also that shares of capital stock held by the defendants be not disturbed except by order of the court and that they later be applied to the payment of any court decree that might be issued. IMMIGRATION RECORD SMASHED. Number Admitted For Fiscal Year Will Reach'l,3ss,ooo. Washington, D. C. —Immigration rec ords of the United States have been smashed to flinders, according to fig ures obtained from Commissioner-Gen eral of Immigration Camminetti. While the number of aliens entering the United States during the month of June has not yet been exactly ascer tained, as reports have not yet been received from all the districts, it is apparent that the total for the fiscal year ending July 1 will reach at least 1,355,0000, beating the former record of 1,285,349, made in 1907 by about 70,000. -.Up to June 1, 19h4, 1,254,548 immigrants had entered the United States in 11 months, while the total for May, which was an average month, was 107,796. TO MAKE WEST VIRGINIA “DRY.” Dealers Who Ship Liquor Into State Will Be Prosecuted, Charleston, W. Va.—Fred O. Blue, Commissioner of Prohibition, ordered all prosecuting attorneys in West Vir ginia to bring action against liquor dealers who ship intoxicants into the State in defiance"of the law which prohibits solicitation of liquor orders through circulars or by personal rep resentatives. Large shipments of liquor have beenj received in West Vir ginia since the prohibitory amendment became operative, carrying companies having been organiezd in some border towns, it is alleged, to deliver the or ders secured by dealers residing out side the State. WOULD END PLUCKING BOARD. Bill Provides For Mental and Physi cal Examinations. Washington, D. C. —To abolish the plucking board of the navy Represen tative Britten, of Illinois, introduced a bill proposing retirement by a system of mental and physical examinations for promotion to each grade. Officers failing to pass examinations would fail of promotion and a second failure would automatically retire them. JOB FOR SENATOR'S WIDOW. Mrs. Carmack Made Postmistress At Columbia, Tenn. Washington, D. C. —Mrs. E. W. Car mack, widow of Senator Carmack, was nominated by the President and im mediately unanimously confirmed in the Senate as postmistress at Colum bia, Tenn. Senator Luke Lea had pre sented her name. Mr. Carmack served In the Senate from 1901 to 1907. ASTOR TO SELL PAPER. Syndicate Of Business Men Consider ing Purchase Of London Daily. London. —William WaldorE Astor is negotiating for the sale of his English newspaper properties, according to the London Standard. It is said a syndi cate of Midland business men, with a prominent Unionist member of Par liament, is considering the purchase of the Pall Mall Gazette and the Sunday Observer, bo>b edited by J. L. Garvin. LINERS TO GO THROUGH CANAL. New York-To-’Frisco Sailings Will Start Early In 1915. New York. —A passenger and freight service between New York and San Francisco through the Panama Canal will be established early in 1915 by the International Mercantile Marine Com pany, it was announced by the com pany. The steamships Finland and Kroonland, 22,000 tons each, American built and flying the American flag, now of the Red Star Line, will be put on the new Panama-Pacific Line. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD. T DISCOVERED! ■ ——- (Copyright.) SECRETARY BRYAN FORJUFFRAGE Will Support Proposed Nebras kan Amendment. VOTE IS MOTHER’S RIGHTS Secretary Declares Woman Has Proved Herself Equal To Every Re sponsibility Imposed On Her. Washington, D. C. —Secretary Bryan, in a formal statement, came out for ■ woman suffrage. He declared that he would ask no political right for him -1 self that he was not willing to grant, "his wife, and announced his intention of supporting the proposed State con . stitutional amendment extending the franchise to women to be voted upon ■ in Nebraska next November. Woman, Mr. Bryan said, had proved herself equal to every responsibility imposed upon her, and would not fail society In this emergency. Above all other arguments in favor of giving her the ballot he placed the right of the mother to a voice in the molding of ! the environment of her children. “The mother,” the Secretary said, “can justly claim the right to employ every | weapon which"can be made effective ’ in the protection of those whose inter ests she guards, and the ballot will ' put within her reach all of the in . strumentalities of government, includ ; ing the police power.” i [ Will Vote For Amendment. I The statement, in part, follows: , “The voters of Nebraska will, at the etectlon next November, adopt or re ject a proposed amendment extending 1 suffrage to woman on equal terms with men. As a citizen of that State, it . will be my duty to participate in the decision to be rendered at the polls. I have delayed expressing an opinion ■ on this subject, partly because I have 1 been seeking information, and partly ' because my time has been occupied with national questions upon which the • entire country was acting, but now 1 that the issue is presented in my State • I take my position. I shall support the ' amendment. I shall ask no political : rights for myself that I am not willing ' to grant to my wife. • “As man and woman are co-tenants 1 of the earth and must work out their destiny together, the presumption is on ' the side of equality of treatment in all ' that pertains to their joint life and its opportunities. The burden of proof is on those who claim for one an ad vantage over the other in determining the conditions under which both shall • live. This claim has not been estab lished in the matter of suffrage. On the contrary, the objections raised to ! woman suffrage appear to me to be in valid, w&ile the arguments advanced 1 in support of the proposition are, in | my judgment, convincing.” | HOUSE TO KEEP HANDS OFF. • Commission To Deal With Wabash- Pittsburgh Scandal. Washington, D. C. —On the ground that no real public interest would be t served by a congressional investiga tion of charges of high finance in the Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Railway, ■ and in the Pere Marquette and Rock 3 Island systems, as proposed by pend - ing resolutions, the House Commerce l Committee decided to leave those in - quiries to the Interstate Commerce - Commission in the course of its rail l way valuation work. The commission agreed with that view. TELLS HOW TO EARN MONEY. . “Do What Others Don’t," Dr. Stein metz Advises. 3 Schenectady, N. Y.—“To earn SIOO,- i 000 a year do things other people don’t 3 do,” says Dr. Charles Steinmetz, of - the General Electric Company. Dr. i Steinmetz, whose salary runs into six - figures, said that under Socialism he f would not want SIOO,OOO a year, be r cause “society would then take care of every human want o fall of us.” ATLANTA GETS UNIVERSITY. I Selected By Commission Of the M. E. Church South. t Atlanta, Ga.—Atlanta was selected i as the location for the university to be 1 established east of the Mississippi 3 River by the Methodist Episcopal - Church South, at a meeting here of - the education commission appointed i by the last general conference of the - church to choose a site. The uni f versity to be established by the church i west of the Mississippi already has been awarded to Dallas, Tex. LOOKS OMINOUS FOR RAILROADS New Haven Report May Fore shadow Adverse Decision. ONLY MINOR ADVANCES i Commission Expected To Allow Only Minor Advances and Urge Conservation Of Revenues. Washington, D. C. —From sources as ' close to the Interstate Commerce Com ! mission as any that have talked at all ‘ about the 5 per cent, rate case comes the Information that the new Haven 1 report, came when it did and in the ' form it did to prepare the railroads 1 and the country for what will be, In 1 part, a denial of the advance asked for by the Eastern carriers. This information, though, of course, unofficial, is sufficiently authoritative 1 that the interests most concerned in ‘ the forthcoming rate decision are about convinced that the commission’s ! action will he on the whole adverse to ' the carriers and that the results of the New Haven investigation will be \ cited as a compelling reason why con servation of revenue instead of an in crease of income should be the remedy L applied for the present financial con dition of the railroads. In other words, the conviction is strong in Washington that the com mission means to allow only minor ad vances in the prevailing rates and in tends to show that the money the rail ‘ roads have made, and are capable of - making under the present scale, is ; sufficient for all purposes of operation, 1 equipment and development, provided - it is not thrown away. TWO GIRLS AND BOY DROWNED. L ! Raft In Flooded Quarry Hole Upsets With Them. , Easton, Pa.—Two girls and a boy - were drowned in a flooded quarry hole . near here. They were floating on a ; raft when it upset. - The boy, who [ could swim, made a gallant effort to - save the girls, but sank with them. Some small companions looked help ; lessly on from the shore. The vic tims were Pearl Wagner, 13; Arling i ton Ackerman, 11, and his sister, Ethel l Ackerman, 14. All live at West Pen [ Argyle. E —“ SAVED BY CONGRESSMAN. 1 Walsh Swims To Aid Woman Drown ing In Delaware River. 1 Trenton, N. J.—Congressman Allan B. Walsh, of this city, saved Mrs. Fred j Massey, of Lambertville, from drown ! ing in the Delaware river at Schudders Fails. Mrs. Massey, who was unable to swim, ventured beyond her depth, and then cried out for help. The Con gressman swam to her aid, and be cause Mrs. Massey clung to him in her terror, he had great difficulty in getting to the shore. I > DROWNED IN CANAL. ! Spring Gap Youth Loses Life While Swimming. Cumberland, Md. —-Harvey Wheeler, 5 aged 21, of Spring Gap, in the eastern - end of the county, was drowned while ; swimming in the canal near that place. - His body was recovered and attempts l made to resuscitate him. He was un married and resided with his parents. ACCUSE TWO BROTHERS. - Drowning Of Alabama Girl At Picnic Laid To the Woods. Birmingham, Ala. —Charged with the t murder of 15-year-old Ruth Nell Hinds, f drowned under mysterious circum . stances at Herb Shoals near hqre on t a Fourth of July picnic, Charles and 3 R. P. Wood, brothers, were arrested - here. The two, well known as busi -3 ness men, assert that the girl waded beyond her depth. GIRL UPSETS BOAT; 5 DROWN. . Sisters Perish With Three Children In Brother’s View. 1 Manchester, N. H. —The attempt of 3 Miss Annie Burrans, a student at the i New England Conservatory of Music 1 in Boston, to climb into a rowboat in f which were her sister, Mrs. Minnie' l Mills, of South- Merrimack, the lat -3 ter’s two small children. Marjory and - Evelyn, and her young niece, Dorothy l Burrans, caused the drowning of all 3 five. The accident occurred in Nati eook Lake, in South Merrimack. WILL YIELD TO GENJARn Carbajal Advises Washington of Intention to Retire. IS READY FOR PARLEY John R. Silliman Instructed To Urge Good Efforts—No Recognition Until All Factions Get Together. Washington, D. C. —Francisco Car bajal, successor to General Huerta as Provisional President of Mexico, ad vised the United States Government informally that he intended to retire in favor of General Carranza, the Consti tutionalist chief. Mr. Carbajal wishes only that a general amnesty be pro claimed and protection given to the property of those who opposed the Constitutionalists. This statement, together with the announcement from Saltillo that Car ranza was willing to enter into nego tiations with Carbajal relative to the transfer of authority at Mexico City, was regarded here as practically as suring a cessation of hostilities and the restoration of peace in Mexico. The views of Mr. Carbajal were ail plained in detail to Secretary Bryan by Jose Castellot, former member of the Mexican Senate, who called at the State Department with a personal telegram which he had received through the Mexican Embassy. It was the first communication between the American Government and the Car bajal administration. The message in cidentally revealed that Generals Huerta and Blanquet, now en route to Puerto Mexico, are planning to go to Europe. Carbajal Disavows Ambition. The communication addressed to Mr. Castellot, a personal friend of the new President, read as follows; “I have just taken the oath of office as President of the Republic. Gen erals Huerta and Blanquet departed for Europe. I desire to make it known with emphasis that my only purpose is to facilitate a solution of the grave problems which weigh upon our coun try. I have not the slightest ambi tion for myself and merely wish to ter minate the internal conflict of our country. Please give me your impres-. sions of the situation in Washington. “FRANCISCO CARBAJAL.” Secretary Bryan thanked Mr. Cas tellot for the information he brought and told him that while recognition would not be accorded Carbajal, the United States was amicably disposed toward him and would applaud his patriotic efforts to bring about peace in his country. Mr. Castellot left the State Department in a happy mood and promptly telegraphed the result of his conference to Mr. Carbajal. Bryan Optimistic. Secretary Bryan himself was highly optimistic in the belief that peace at last was in sight in turbulent Mexico and he told his friends that he believed the policy of “watchful waiting” and patience had been a success. In order to assure a transfer of authority with out further bloodshed or disturbances, however, the American Government be gan to use its good offices with Gen eral Carranza. TANGO MUSIC TOO ALLURING. Mill Girls Stopped Work When They Heard the Caliopes. Burlington, la. —When the caliopes on the excursion steamers play tango music the 200 girls employed at the Mississippi Pearl Button Company re fuse to work. This is the basis for an injunction action filed by Moid Brothers to restrain caliope music on steamers during working hours. 13 HURT IN MINE EXPLOSION. Three May Die From Injuries In West Virginia Colliery. Charleston, W. Va. —Thirteen men were burned, three probably fatally, when a keg of powder exploded in the mine of the Olcott Coal Company, at Dungriff. Matthew Holspein, Alexan der Ownsby and Jesse Barlow are in a local hospital with small chances for recovery. WOMAN ROBBED; $6,000. Lone Highwayman Gets Money She Carried To Bank. St. Louis. Miss Esther Cohen, cashier of the L. Cohen Wholesale Grocery Company, was robbed by a lone highwayman of $6,000 in cash and checks down town as she was on her way from the store to deposit the money in a bank. TORNADO KILLS TEN. Henderson and Slaughtersville, Ky, Suffer Heavy Property Loss. Lexington, Ky.—A tornado which struck Henderson, Ky., resulted in at least 10 deaths. Many persons were injured. Property loss is more than half a million dollars. The storm pass ed through the main business section of the city and missed the residence section. The wind had a velocity of at least 50 miles an hour and after the blow was over a hard rain fell. ATTEMPT AT LYNCHING FOILED. West Virginia, Accused Of Double Murder, Saved By Sheriff. Moundsville, W. Va.—A determined attempt was made to lynch Albert Moore, held in the county jail here for the murder of Harry Purdy and Wil liam Aron, well-known residents, who were shot to death while rowing in the Ohio river. The Sheriff hurried Moore through the back door of the jail to the State penitentiary near by while the crowd was thundering at the front door. w Soups Soup making is an art. Why trouble with soup recipes when the best chefs in the country are at your service? A few cans of Libby’s Soup on your pantry shelf assures you of the correct flavor, ready in a few minutes. There are Tomato, Vegetable, Chicken, Oxtail, Con somme, Mock Turtle and other kinds. Your grocer has them. Libby, M,N,!11 & [jbh, Local Representative Wanted Splendid Income assured, right young man to act as our representative. All we require is honesty, ability and ambition, all or part time. 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