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/ ESTABLISHED 1832. NEWARK, N. J, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1914.—22 PAGES. WEATHER: PROBABLY CLOUDY SATURDAY. |
LOUISIANA
REACHES
VERA CRUZ
Reinforcements Landed in
Captured City, Which Is
Now iri" Complete Con
trol of U. S. Forces.
6,500 AMERICANS TO BE
ASHORE BY TOMORROW
Artillery Is Rushed to Outposts
to Meet Any Attack by Mex
icans in Effort to Retake the
City—Order Has Been Fully
Restored.
VERA CRUZ. April 24.--The bat
tleship Louisiana arrived today, and
immediately landed detachments of
marines and bluejackets. The Mis
sissippi also prepared to send ashore
700 marines and a battalion of blue
jackets as well as two aeroplanes.
The marines who have t> eu holding
the outposts were relieved today by
a l attaliin of bluejackets.
Detachments of bluejackets and
marines are quartered all about the
city, while squads patrol the streets.
By tomorrow the total force on
shore will probably reach 6,500 men.
Outposts Strengthened.
The outposts have been equipped
with twelve machine guns and sev
eral three-inch Meld pieces, which
were taken to the front today by
teams of six horses to each gun. The
an mats were frightened by the unac
customed w k, and tiie mar.nes had
a hard struggle with them.
Rear Admiral Fletcher s headquar
ters at the Terminal Hotel are guard
ed by machine guns, while seven field
pieces are held In reserve In the vi
cinity.
The commissary, ordnance and
quartermaster’s departments worked
very efficiently, so that along the
docks there were no piles of merchan
dise, os is usually the case when an
armed force Is landed. All supplies
were promptly distributed among the
troops, who also received distilled
water from the ships, under the su
pei intendence of the medical depart
ment.
Only One woman wounaea.
Over 250 Mex can sick and wounded
were found in the San Sebastian Hos
pital when it was inspected today by
u navy surgeon. Among the wounded
was only one woman, who had been
ehot through the arm.
in the mortuary of the hospital
-forty unburied Mexican dead were
lying. A supply of •ammun.tion was
lit so found here. The building had
been protected from the gunfire of
the warships and the rifle fire of the
landing parties by the hosp tal flag,
nlthough it appears certain that there
Was much sharpshooting from the
roof of the hospital
Conditions in the hospital were
found to be so bnd that three navy
surgeons were detailed to assist the
hospital authorities Food and medi
cine were supplied from the Solace.
American Wounded on Solace.
All the American wounded have
been taken on board the Solace. The
navy surgeons are enthusiastic over
the care and attention they are able
to give the str.cken men owing to the
excellent equipment of the vessel.
Until the arrival of the Solace the
wounded and the prisoners had been
eent on board the Prairie, which soon
became crowded. That vessel is ill
suited for hospital work.
The medical department today
made an inspection of the sanitary
conditions of the city, and opened
negotiations with the Mexican health
olficia‘8 in the hope of Inducing them
to return to their work.
With Commander Herman O. Stick
ney, of the Prairie, appointed com
mander of the port, the American
authorities today undertook the ad
ministration of the customs. For a
time there will be in reality two cus
• toms houses. Mariano Ascarrage, the
Mexican customs collector, is not in
clined to serve under American super
vision, but declares he will take
charge of the undispatched hus'ness
which was in hand at the moment of
occupation.
.Straightening Out City's Affairs.
Commander Stickney and his men
are to look after the new business,
and believe they will have no diffi
culty in retaining a few' of the old
officials. One of the reasons given
by Ascarraga for declining to con
tinue his duties was that he would be
violating the Mexican law. as the port
of % era Cruz has been closed by
orders from the Federal capital.
Rear Admiral Fletcher has begun
the general supervision of the city,
und he and his staff are working very
arduously in straightening out local
affairs.
Very few of the former heads of
the city departments have returned
to take, up their positions, and most
of them seem to have left the city.
The sanitation plant of the munici
pality was placed in operation again
today, under a new chief, and the
street car lines also have resumed
partial service.
Numbers of shops and restaurants
were opened yesterday and crowds
walked about the streets and the
open places. Cxcept for the pussing
of an occasional patrol the city
s«ems to have resumed normal condi
tions.
liaudN Replace Cannon.
Hands from the American fleet
plaved at various parts of the city
yesterday and attracted large crowds
of civilians. The idea of providing
music for the people was suggested
by Captain Rush, who only a few
hours before had been directing the
artillery and machine-gun Are against
the same people.
I-large numbers of Mexicans called
at Rear Admiral Fletcher’s head
quarters toduy, pleading for the re
lease of friends and relatives who
hud been made prisoners. The al
most invariable reply was that all
whose Innocence could be established
would be released in a short time.
Captain Huse. chief of staff of Rear
Admiral Fletcher, addressed one
group in Spanish, telling them that
the sniping from the house-tops must
cease and that all Mexicans within
the American lines must respect
American authority.
The total number of prisoners taken
W’HS about 300, but many have al
ready been released.
Fidelity Trust Cemnany
loans money on bond and mortgage and
gittsti prompt attention to applications.—Adv.
U. S. FORCES AND LEADERS WHO WILL SEE ACTION IN MEXICO J
No. 1. Gun crew on (he battleship Connecticut, tiring a five-inch gun, such as those used in shelling Vera Crux. No. 2. Captain Leonard, of the Virginia. No. !!. Bear-Admiral Beatty, snap
ped on board the U. 8. 8. Virginia at the Charlestown, Mass., navy yard. Admiral Beatty and the Virginia have been ordered to sail for Mexico. No. 4. At the left. Captain Brown, and at the right,
Captain Boots. In command of the marines who left for Mexico on the Mono Castle from I’hlladclphia. No. 5. II. 8. marines leaving Philadelphia navy yard for Mexico aboard the Morro Castle.
Complete List of the Dead and
Wounded in Vera Cruz Fighting
WASHINGTON, April 24.—The ad
dresses and next of kin of the Amer
icans killed and wounded yesterday
at Vera Cruz were announced by the
navy department today In a revised
list, as follows:
THE HEAD.
DENNIS J. LANE, seaman, 339 East
Forty-fifth street New York city;
next of kin. father, John P. Lane,
same address.
E. H. FROHLICHSTEIN, ordinary
seaman, 456 Conti street, Mobile,
Ala.; next of kin, brother, John
Frollchstein, same address.
ELZIE C. FISHER, ordinary seaman,
Hayes, Miss.;, next of kin, father,
James D. Fisher, same address.
WOUNDED.
GEORGE J. SODEN, gunner’s mate,
secvond class, Warren, Mich.; next
of kin, father, Eugene Soden, Ro
chester, Mich.
FRED H. FRIDTH, ordinary, 2356
North Gratz street, Philadelphia;
next of kin, brother, Charles F.
Fridth, same address.
W. O. KEAS, chief turret captain, 7a
Bacon street, Hillsdale, Mich.; next
of kin, father, Alfred M. Keas,
same address.
R. E. LEE. ordinary seaman, 216
West Twenty-fifth street, New York
city; next of kin, mother, Rose Lee,
same address.
EDWARD CARL, WALTER, seaman,
1702 Mount Pleasant street, Burling
ton, Iowa; next of kin, father, Vin
cent Walter, same address.
R. O. JANS, seaman, 907 Iowa ave
nue, Muscatine, Iowa; next of kin,
mother Hanna Jans, same address.
WALTER L. HAWK, boatswain's
mate, first class, St. Louis, Mich
igan; next of kin, father, Sherman
Hawk, same address.
T. V. BISKUP, boatswain's mate,
second class, Winona, Mich.; next
of kin, mother, Julia Blskup, 75
East Third street, Winona.
J. L. HARRIS, seaman, Tracey City,
Tenn.; next of kin, father, J. A.
Harris, same address.
CSLAUDE C. WILCOX, ordinary
seamon, Irving Mich.; next of kin,
father, Adelbert Wilcox, same ad
dress
P5. J. v l i, 4001 oi, uiuuu bucci,
New Orleans; next of kin. uncle,
Peter Everett, same address.
HENRY P. NAGOROWSKI, private,
U. S. M. C., Baltimore, Md.; next
of kin, sister, Nanda Nagorowski,
518 St. Anne street, Baltimore.
ENSIGN PAUL AUGUSTUS STEV
’ ENS, was born in Chrisfleld, Md.,
February 22, 1890; was appointed
midshipman from Delaware July 1,
1909; promoted to ensign June 7,
1913, and on July 8 was sent to New
port, R. I., for temporary duty,
pending arrival of the Minnesota,
to which he had been detailed for
duty.
The revised list of casualties in the
fighting at Vera Cruz on Wednesday
is as follows:
Dead.
FRANCIS PATRICK DELOWRY,
seaman, born April 1, 1893; home ad
dress, 321 DarBis street, P ttsburgh,
Pa.; next of kin, Richard C. De
Lowry, father, same address; llrst
enlisted October, 1910; re-enlisted
January 3, 1914, at Norfolk; at
tached to the New Hampshire.
FRANK DEVORICK, ordinary sea
man, born September 14, 1895; home
address, Albla, la.: next of kin,
Mollie Devorck, mother, address
unknown; has step-mother, Ma
thilda Bailey, Albia, la.; enlisted
September 4, 1913, at Des Moines:
attached to the South Carolina.
GABRIEL A. DEFABBIO, gunner's
mate, third class; born November
6, 1890; home address, 38 Centre
street, Batavia, N. Y.; next of kin,
Thomas DeFabblo, father, 38 Cen
tre street, Batavia, N. Y.; first en
listed November, 1908; re-enllsted
January 21, 1913, at Buffalo; at
tached to the New Jersey.
LOUIS OSCAR FRIED, ordinary sea
man, born April 11, 1895; home fid
dress, Gretna, La.; next of kin,
Matthew Fr ed, father, Gretna, La.;
enlisted May 2, 1912, at New Or
leans; attached to the Arkansas.
CHARLES ALLEN SMITH, ordinary
seaman, horn January 11, 1894;
home address, 2108 East Sergeant
street, Philadelphia, Pa.; next of
kin, Jennie Smith mother, same ad
dress: enl sted August 31, 1911, at
Philadelphia; attached to the New
Hampshire.
ALBIN ERIC STREAM, ordinary
seaman, born August 4, 189B; home
address, 227 Sixty-seventh street,
Brooklyn, N. Y.; next of kin, Eric
P. Stream, father, same address;
enlisted March 3, 1913, at New
York: attached to the New Jersey.
PRIVATE RUFUS EDWARD
PERCY, marine corps, born June 9,
1890, at Hlghgate, Vt.; enlisted
January 13. 1912, at Boston, Mass.;
next of kin. Minnie Percy, mother,
19 Deakin street, Concord, N. H.;
attached to Eighth company.
The name W. I. Watson, ordinary
seaman, is given in the I st of “dead.”
The department has been unable to
identify this man.
Seriously Wounded.
Mitchell William Bass. Heaman,
born June 7, 1892; home address Ttf
ton. Georgia; next of kin, Murcelous
M. Bass, brother, same address. On
Utah.
Clifford Martin Guillmen. seaman,
liorn July 30, 1893; home address Van
dalia, Ohio; next of kin, Albert Guill
nien, father, same address. On Ar
kansas.
Henry J. Happier, ordinary seaman,
born August 5, 1892; home address Al
giers, La.; next of kin, Julia Happier,
mother, Algiers, La. On South Car
olina.
Henry Pulliam, fireman, first-class,
born February 0. 1882; home address
Pulaski, Virginia; next of kin. G. W.
Pulliam, father, Pulaski, Va. On
Utah.
Kergegnt Michael Fitzgerald, ma
rine corps, attached to marine detach
ment. U. S. S. Utah; born September
27, 1874, at Ardmore, Ireland; next of
kin, Patrick Fitzgerald, brother, 540
West 125th street, New York city.
Private Jeremiah (lillruth Peoples,
marine corps; atached to marine de
tachment U. S. S. Utah; born May 27,
1887, at Oreton, Ohio; next of kin,
Milton Peoples, father, Mermlll, O.
Slightly Wounded.
John L. Bennett, coxswain, born
August 17, 1883; home address 167
Sands street, Brooklyn, N. Y.; next
of kin, Alfred Bennett, father, ad
dress unknown. On New Jersey.
Hugh Aloyslus Doyle, ordinary sea
man, born June 10, 1891; home ad
dress 235 Concord street, Brooklyn,
N. Y.; next of kin, John Doyle,
brother, same address. On South
Carolina.
Fred Nance Calmes, ordinary sea
man, born February 7, 1896; home ad
dress Laurens, S C.; next of kin,
Sarah Holmes, mother, Culloden, Oa.
On South Carolina.
Kirk Christy, ordinary seaman,
born September 15, 1893, home address
110 Maple avenue. Crlsfield, Md.;
next of kin, Samuel Christy, brother,
same address. On New Hampshire.
George Putman Kinsman, ordinary
seaman, born August 8, 1895, home ad
dress 380 K street, South Boston,
Mass.; next of kin, Benjamin Klns
| man, father, address unknown; lias
(Continued on Page 5, Column 2.)
FOR OROERS10
Everything Ready and Com
mand Can Be Expeditious
ly Carried Out.
[.Hperliil to the Evening !Star.|
TRENTON, April M. — Adjutant
General Wilbur F. Sadler and Lieu
tenant John M. Rogers, In charge of
tli<‘ New Jersey militia, declared to
day that everything Is rendy to mobil
ize the National Guard at Sea Girt at
once.
Governor Fielder is waiting for or
ders from Washington. He has not
had any advices front the capital yet.
"We are In that state of readiness
that all we need now is the order to
mobilize and it can be expeditiously
carried out," Colonel Rogers said
"We have not left one thing undone
with regard to getting the troo|*< to
gether. We are now only awaiting
orders.”
SECURE RULE 10
SHOW CAUSE IN
Seek to Compel Town Clerk to
Call Election on Com
mission Rule.
At his home in this city today 8u
prt me Court Justice Francis J.
Swayze granted a rule to show cause
why a writ of mandamus should not
issue compelling Town Clerk William
B Ross, of Keurny, to call an elec
tion to determine whether the voters
of the town desire to adopt commis
sion rule. The rule to show cause
will be signed by Justice Swayze lute
today.
It is returnable next Wednesday.
Testimony can be taken on the rule
at two days’ notice thereafter. The
application for the rule was filed last
n’ght with the justice by a committee
composed of members of the Kearny
Commission Government League, lid
ward J. Gaffney, president of the
league, is the designated relator.
A notice was served on the town
clerk last night to the effect that an
appl cation had been made before Jus
tice Swayze for a writ of mandamus.
The notice stated a rule would be is
sued today. Mr. Ross late last night
communicated with John I’. Manning,
a lawyer, of this city, and arranged
to have him go to the residence of
Justice Swayze today.
Mayor Robert E Torrance and
Town Treasurer Burton ]i. Canfield,
of Kearny, were also on hand today
and accompanied Ross and Mr. Man
ning to the home of the Justice.
Tomorrow. $ir> suits »10. Rich's, Market
and Mulberry streets.—Adv.
| “We Do Not Want War with
U. S. or Any Nation,” Says Villa
JUAREJZ, April 24.—General Villa
upon his arrival in Juarez from Chi
huahua yesterday said: "We do not
want a war with the United States or
any other foreign nation. Mexico has
tioubles of her own, and Mexico can
settle them if it is but given a little
lime. Personally, I believe they are
on the point of settlement now.
"1 came to Juarez to meet my good
American friends, to extend to them
a hand of friendship and to thank
them for the great interest they have
taken In the efforts of the Constitu
tionalists to restore peace to my un
happy country.
"I do not Kant war, and f am sure
your people do not. We have ulways
been good friends, haven’t we? Why
shouldn't we continue that way? You
may rest assured I will do all in my
pnwi r to see that i here is no change
In our relationship."
American Flag Trampled On;
Death Threats to Our Citizens
Vanguard of Refugees Reaching Vera Cruz Tell of Outrages at
Mexican Capital—Assassination Hanging Over Americans.
Windows at American Club Smashed and Members Insulted
VERA CRUZ. April 24.—A refugee
train from Mexico City, carrying 15*)
Americans, 100 Germans, 201 Spaniards
and Mexicans and 50 Englishmen,
arrived here last evening under the
personal conduction of Thomas B.
Hohler, dharge d’affaires of the
British legation.
Amerlctin Plug Trutuplril On.
According to refugees who were in
the party that reached here, mobs in
the streets of Mexico City were tram
pling under foot the stars and *sripes
and were threatenenig American
pedestrians when the refugee train,
engaged under the auspices of the
British and German legations, left, for
Vera Cruz carrying some 500 fugitives
of various nationalities.
The position of these American citi
zens left In the capital was regarded
as critical Nelson O’Hhaughnessy,
the American charge d’affaires; Lieu
tenant Rowan, of the navy, and Cup
j ;ain William A. Burnside, of the
I army, were to leave on Thursday
! iright for Manzanillo on the Pacific
Coast, under special arrangement
with Provisional President Huerta.
Immediately after the news of the
landing of American bluejackets and
marines at Vera Cruz was made
Known in the Federal capital by extra
editions of the local newspapers,
crowds of students and government
office employes began to gather.
Mob Threaten* AmericMitN.
By dusk a mob had assembled in
front of the American Club, where
j they smashed windows and howled
insults and threats at thf American
citizens inside, all of whom they
threatened to assassinate.
An appeal to the governor of the
Federal district brought police pro- 1
tectlon. but not before the crowd had
s hattered many of the windows in the
dub house and in adjoining proper- !
ties belonging to Americans.
Until 2 o’clock in the morning, bands j
of excited Mexicans marched through
the streets singing the Mexican na- j
tional anthem and shouting “death ;
for the Americans.”
, An American Jewelry store was
looted by the mob at: midnight. The
; police looked on without taking any
| action.
The American Club, the leading
| American hostelry, and the offices of
ihe Mexican Herald were closed, ow
ing to the threats of the mobs to burn
them and murder their occupants.
The British, Germans and French in
the Federal capital were prepared at
r. moment’s notice to gather in the
previously arranged concentration
districts, which had been provisioned
to stand a siege.
The newspapers, probably acting
under the directions of General
Huerta, issued many extra editions,
in which they printed dispatches
stating that El Paso, Laredo, Nogales
rind other places had been taken by
ihc Mexicans. Other dispatches an
nounced that the Federal troops laid
gained a great victory at Vera Cruz,
where they expected to surround and
drive the American invaders into the
sea.
The papers also declared that the
battleship Louisiana had been sunk
by «• Mexican torpedo. An alleged
dispatch from the south said that
Kmilinno Zapata, the southern rebel,
was coining to join forces with Gen
eral Huerta.
American Official* IHNcharjferi.
All the American officials employed
by the National Railroads and the
Mexican Railway Company were im
mediately discharged by the govern
ment in order that no trains could be
operated except under the supervision
of the governme nt.
At the American Embassy, orders
were expected from the Mexican gov
ernment that the arms and ammuni
tion recently * permitted to enter
should be given up This was in re
taliation for the seizure of Vera Cruz
by the American fleet. At tl o’clock
<-ri Wednesday evening. Nelson
(VHhaughneesy, the American charge
d'affaires, had not received his pass
ports, but he was preparing to leave.
Tiie refugee train took twenty hours
fo make the Journey from Mexico
to Vera Cruz. There were many de
lays but no mishaps.
Tiie exodus from the capital was
arranged through the Joint action of
the British and German diplomatic
officials with the war office. The
train proceeded slowly and with many
Interruptions, reaching the Mexican
outpests at Tejeria at noon, where it
was detained for two hours while a
search was made by the Mexicans
for railroad officials, four of whom
were arrested and held until General
Mass, at Solcdad, was communicated
with and their release ordered.
Those arrested were General Super
intendent Comfort, Superintendent of
Locomotives Blake. National Superin
tendent of Locomotives Burke and
General Superintendent Rowe, all of
who had been formally discharged
by the Mexican government when the
roads were taken over.
Little Inconvenience Suffered.
The passengers on the trip suffered
little inconvenience, all who desired
being furnished with Pullman ac
commodations. There were fourteen
cars in the train and a majority of
(Continued on i'uge 5, Column 3.)
U. S. TROOPS
START FOR
VERA CRUZ
3,500 Soldiers Under General Funston
Board Transports at Ga’veston and
Will Sail for Mexico Late Today.
AMERICANS AT TAMPICO IN FEAR
AS GUNBOATS LEAVE SUDDENLY
Three thousand five hundred American troops will start from Gal
veston today for Vera Cruz, commanded by General Frederick Funs ton.
The orders for the men to take the Held were issued when calls for army
reinforcements were received from tin* naval forces at Vera Cruz and
after reports from Mexico City of anti-American demonstrations. Ths
men are now hnnrdiiiK transports at Galveston.
A dispatch from Tampico via Vera"!
Cruz today said that there was great
apprehension here today shortly after
an order had been Issued advising all j
the Americans resident In Tampico
and vicinity to leave the country im
medinUly. the scout cruiser Chester
cleared for action and steamed sea
ward, down the river. The gunboat
Dolphin also cleared for action and
followed her. Hoth vessels noisily
saluted the Hrtt sh cruiser Hermiono
as they passed. A little ater the Des
Moines steamed away with her gun
crews standing ready at the guns.
The three sessels d sappeared round
the bend of the river and passed out
to sea. It is understood the Des
Moines would remain off the port,
while the rest of the American \es
bpIs proceeded to Vera Cruz.
The disappearance of the protecting
ships caused astonishment and dis
may among the American residents,
who were unable to believe they had
been de iherately abandoned on what
appeared to he the eve of hostilities
In the midst of a population known to
chensh fee.ings of bitter hatred
against Americans.
Orders to hold up all shipments of
arms across the Mexican border were
sent today by the treasury depart
ment at Washington to all collectors
of customs. The orders are in co
operation with the war department’s
etforts to puforce the embargo. Col
lectors were notified to hold all ship
ments of arms "until further notice."
President Wilson may appear be
fore Congress within forty-eight
hours to ask for authority to raise at
once a vo.untary army of 400,000 men.
Secretary Daniels said today that
he had no fear of an attack on Amer
I loan forces by Mexican Constitution
alists.
Despite excesses and mistaKes.
said Mr. Daniels, "I believe the buik
of the Constitutionalists are actuated
by patriotic sentiment and ihat con
stitutional government and liberty are
to prevail in Mexico as they do every
where else in the world.”
WASHINGTON, April 24—The war
department bustled with activity to
day following the llrst nctual move
ment of the army in the MiAlcan
crisis, the departure of the Fifth
Brigade of the llrst division from
Galveston by transport for Vera
Cruz. Major-General Wood, desig
nated to take command of the troops
ir. the field, Wits in charge of the
movement, and he received reports
early stating that the brigade hail
been shipped and would leave later
lu the day.
Meantime the department was
busied with conditions on the Texas
border. Despite the friendly attitude
assumed by General Pancho Villa in
ids statement yesterday, citizens of
the towns along the border were ap
prehensive, anil the department re
ceived several applications for ad
ditional bordr guards. General Wood
and his aides carefully scanned all
information as to the concentration of
Constitutionalist forces In the neigh
borhood of Juarez, where Villa is
located.
President Wilson and Ills advisers
anxioue'y awaited word today of the
safe arrival of Charge d'Affalres
I rShuughnessy at Vera Cruz. He left
Mexico City under special Mexican
guard during the night, and Admiral
Badger laid been ordered to give safe
conduct to his train through the
I American lines.
(ifllciuls of the navy and war de
partments busied themselves with
plans for furter operations In the
neighborhood of Vera Cruz. With the
Fifth brigade, under General Fun
stoti, at the Mexican seaport, there
will be concentrated a force sufficient
to hold the city or to begin offensive
operations.
General Maas, the Huerta com
mander, who left Vera Cruz, was re
ported as concentrating ull his avail
able forces at Soledad, thirty-six
miles away on the railroad line to
Mexico City. Reports from Admiral
Badger, however, sntd the forces now
In Vera Cruz should be able to with
stand any attack. Meantime no plans
for any movement on the northern
border were perfected. It generally
was understood that no offensive
operations would he undertaken Into
the territory controlled by the Con
stitutionalists at this time.
The possibility of requests of sup
port from Congress for carrying on
further operations by the President
Increased today. The war department
considered the need for volunteers,
and estimated on the funds that
would be needed for mobilizing the
militia At the navy department,
Representative Padgett, of Tennessee,
chairman of the House naval affairs
committee, was called into conference
w<th Secretary Daniels. The naval
appropriation bill currying $142,00ft,000
providing for the building of two new
battleships is now under considera
tion in the House.
j Mexico Has 22 Aeroplanes
to Use Against the U. S.
NEW YORK, April 24.—According
to information obtained by the Aero
Club, Mexico has twenty-two aero
planes and fifty-six licensed pilots
available for use In war against the
United States.
John Eyre Sloane said today he was
willing to place three machines at the
disposal of the United States govern
ment, one of them the military scout
monoplane flown by John Guy Gil
patric in the race around Manhattan
last October. This machine is now
in the Seventy-first Regiment Arm
ory.
“It is likely that whatever fighting
will he done will he of the guerilla
order,” said Sloane, "the enemy being
scattered over vast areas and almost
Impossible to locate with land scouts.
Aeroplanes could hunt out such par
ties and direct the fighting.
1
FOR VERA CRUZ
3,500 in First Expeditionary
Force to Leave for Scene
of Action.
GALVESTON. Tex., April 24.—The
reinforced Fifth Brigade, the army’s
fltst expeditionary force for Mexico,
broke camp during the night at Fort
Crockett here and at daylight moved
to the transports waiting to take
them to Vera Cruz. They were not
expected to sail before late this aft
ernoon.
The soldiers marched from camp
alter a night spent practically with
out sleep. The general sentiment ap
peared to be that they were glad to
escape the routine of camp life under
canvas, which has lasted here for
more than a year since the second
division was mobilized at Galveston
and Texas City.
wo-tly Veteran# in Army.
These Camp Crockett regimen*!?
Fourth, Seventh, Nineteenth and
Twenty-eigtub- Infantry, comprising
about fi.SOo men, and forming the bulk
Of the brigade, were largely veterans,
all having seen service In the Philip
pines. Thej worked all night pack
ing and cleaning camp, and by day
light the troops not only were ready
to move, but the 100 acres they had
occupied was almost literally brooin
swept, so careful was the clean-up.
The whole movement passed quietly.
Wives of men or officers here and
there watched l heir husbands. When
laylight came with a cold rain many
women stood bareheaded on the sea
wall overlooking the camp, seemingly
unmindful of the weather, as they
watched passing companies for a look
at their own men folk.
One lone military prisoner was
compelled to remain in a low railed
enclosure at the end of the camp,
where all the troops passed in their
march to the front In full view. He
walked round his enclosure all tho
time watching the troops.
Where Regiment# Come From.
The four infantry regiments which
left today Joined the mobilization
camp from the following posts:
Twenty-eighth Infantry, Fort Snell
ir.g, Minn.; Fourth Infantry, from
Fort Crook, Neb.; Seventh Infantry,
from Leavenworth, Kan.; Nineteenth
Infantry, from Forts Meade, in South
Dakota; Sill, in Oklahoma, and Leav
enworth. Company E, Engineers,
which also boarded the transports,
came from Leavenworth. The Sixth
Cavalry, which also is ordered to sail
with all possible dispatch, came from
Fort Des Moines, la. Just when tho '
cavalry would get away was not set
tled early today.
In addition to the four transports,
Meade, Summer, Kilpatrick and Mc
Clellan, which were taking on troops
this morning, the quartermaster's de
partment was endeavoring to secure
one or two commercial steamers,
which were Intended principally to
transport cavalry and artillery.
Brigadier General Frederick Fun
ston, who will command the brigade
now embarking, was waiting at his
headquarters lost night when the
sailing orders came. He had the or
ders telephoned hack to Galveston
where the whistles of the four trans
ports blew a pre-arranged signal
summoning their crews. An houf
after the order reached Galveston
every officer and man in the city
knew It and was either at the camp
or on the way.
Lawyers' Unfavorable Opinion
on Home Rule Act Pre
vents Sale.
THENTON, April 24.—As Hawkins.
Delatieid & Longfellow would not give
a favorable opinion as to the legality
of the *150,000 Issue of street paving
bonds, owing lo the confusion created
by the Hennessy home rule act, the •
four New York bond brokers who had
filed the highest bids on the securi
ties withdrew their proposals yester
day.
As tlie bonds were to be sold sub
ject to the approval of Hawkins, Del
nfield Ot Longfellow, of New York,
who are rated among the best legal
authorities on municipal bonds. City
Treasurer Evans will readvertise the
sule of the securities, upon which bida
will be received as a whole issue or
in lots or *5, 00. The city will agree
to furnish no opinion as to the legal
ity of the bonds, the bids for which
will be opened at the office of Uig
city treasurer Thursday, May \

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