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SIXTY-THIRD YEA1L
300 SLAIN IN
FINAL STAND
F0RTAMPICO
Victorious Rebels Untan
gle Government Left by
Fleeing Federals.
TO GUARD FOREIGNERS
Americans Are Urged to Return
to Oil Fields Under Protec
tion Offered Them.
San Diego. Cal., May 15. A wire
less from the battleship California says
the insurgents and federals after bat
tling for a fortnight for possession of
Mazatlan. rested yesterday.
Washington. D. C. May 15. Admiral
Badger reported that the Mexican fed
eral gunboats. Zaragosa and Bravo and
tug Tampico. which left Tampico yes
terday followed by an American gun
boat and two destroyers, were expect
ed to reach Puerto Mexico early to
roorrow. The gunboat Vera Cruz has
been abandoned in Panuco river.
Tampico, Mexico, May 13. The con
stitutionalists in Tampico are burying
their dead and straightening out the
tangle of a local government.
Every hospital is filled with wound
ed men and the dead lie on cots be
side men wuo are dying. Dead men
lie In the trenches where the federals
made their last stand and which were
stormed and taken by General Gon
zales and his men.
No Americans or other foreigners
were killed or wounded during the bat
tle, which preceded the fall of Tarn
pico.
The cruiser Des Moines aif3 the gun
boat Dolphin steamed up the Panuco
riur inH am anchored off the wharf
at Tampico. Rear Admiral Mayo Is on
v.,.j tvo Mninox
Official Information given by Gen-i
era! Gonzales places the-nam
constitutionalists killed during Wed
nesday fighting at 34. He said that
128 of his men were wounded. General
Gonzales estimated the number of fed
erals killed at 2S0 and more than COO
wounded.
More than 100 federal dead "Were
counted in the trenches where" they
tried to turn the rebel charge. Rebel
shells fell in the trenches just before
the charge was ordered and many fed
erals were killed when the shells ex
ploded. Military Ruler Flees.
Erigadier General Zaragoza, military '
governor of Tamaulipas. and In chief j
command of the federal forces in Tarn- (
pico. left this city when it became j
evident to him that he could no longer
resist the steady approach of the con-
stitutionalists or fight them off. When
he Kft on a special railway train for
San Luis Potosi, carrying with him a
etrong military escort, arrangements ;
were made for the evacuation 01 lam-t
niro bv his forces. More than z.vw
men were ordered to the trenches to
make a last effort to drive back the
constitutionalists, whose firing line was
then well within the city's limits. When
the trenches were abandoned the fed
eral ammunition depot was bkwn vp.
General Gonzales with his three bri
gade commanders and general staff, en
tered Tampico at 1:40 o'clock in the
afternoon; then only occasional firing
could be heard. ThJ federals bad
gone. It was found that except iae ar
eenals. which, with their contents, had
been destroyed by the retreating fed
erals, no buildings in Tampico had
been damaged. The rebel fire bad
been directed only at the trenches and
positions occupied by the federals near
the Escuela del Monte. General Con
tales had taken every precaution to
prevent a possible destruction of Tam
pico. Promises to Maintain Order.
General Gonzales said:
"There ill be no lawlessness la
Tampico now. Such acts as character
ised the attitude of Huerta's creatures
in their relations with foreigners Is
not characteristic of the constitution
alists. "If the foreigners who left here on
account of the lawlessness which oc
curred during Huerta's rule of Tampico
will return now they will be given
every guarantee of protection and
safety.
"The constitutionalists welcome all
Americans and other foreigners who
come to us to tak part in our com
mercial life."
A violent electrical storm in this
vicinity after the battle crippled the
wireless and other means of com
munication. The plight of the federals under
Zaragoza, who are retiring in the di
rection of San Luis Potosi along the
railroad is considered by most who
know the country as extremely serious.
The constitutionalists have overrun
the territory about San Luis Potosi
and control a considerable portion of
the railroad. Northward toward the
federal lines the country is rugged and
barren and probably impassable to the
u
THE ROCK
NO. 179.
THE WEATHER
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock liUnd, Davenport, Moline
and Vicinity-
Fair and 'warmer tonight; Saturday
Increasing cloudiness and -warmer-gentle
winds, moily southerly.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 48. Highest
yesterday 68; lowest last night 42.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 mile
per hour.
Precipitation none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 30; at
7 a. m. 70.
Stage ot water 8.4. a rise of .1 In last
24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster. '
ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
Evening stars: Mars. Venus, Saturn,
Morning stars: Mercury, Jupiter. Dan.
et Venus, 2 degrees north of Flanet
Saturn, due west high up. Red star
Aldebaran and Pleiades below; Orion
south and Auriga, with the brilliant
Capella. north.
weary veterans of Tampico, which has
long been under siege.
In Zaragoza's rear are constitution
al forces, elated by victory and ready
to press after him. The general be
lief here Is that the little force of fed
erals will be cut to pieces before It
reaches the line south of Saa Luis
Potosi.
LUDLOW TRAGEDY
DUE TO GUNFIRE?
Colorado Militia Officers Testify
Flames Burst Out After
Shooting.
Denver. CoU May 15. Rifle fire was
turned directly upon the Ludlow tent
colony by state troops late on the af
ternoon of April 20- after the battle
had been in progress for several hours
and after strikers in the colony had
fired upon the sold'?rs. according to
the testimony of Captain C. T. Under
felt and Lieutenant M. C. Bigelow at
the trial of Major Patrick J. Hamrock
before the general court martial.
Immediately following, both Linder
felt and Bigelow declared, fire started
at the extreme northwest corner of the
colony, and. fanned by a high west
wind and scattered by numerous ex
plosions, spread to every quarter of
the tent city. Both swore positively
that no soldiers entered the colony
until after the fire started and that
there was no jooung.
The witness declared no women or
children eJSS1- JliS-J-V
mber ornat any time ouring me aay aim iim
they believed all had been removed
by the strikers early in the morning.
Louis Tikas and James Fyler both
of whom were killed during the bat
tle, and one other were taken prison
ers by the soldiers, according to Cap
tain Linderfelfs story, but no witness
es examined yesterday could tell the
exact manner in which the strikers
were killed.
".There was a . general rush across
the tracks when we saw women and
children among the burning tents,"
Lieutenant Bigelow said. '.'A large
number of women and children were
rescued. I rescued a woman and child
from a pit under one of the tents after
removing two trunks, a rug, and a trap
door that had been placed over the
opening.'
Trinidad, Col., May 15. Twenty -five
miners imported into the strike region j
! by the Oakdale Coal company to work i
. .. . t ..., u-oi-o'
in the Oakdale mine, near La vet a, were
mopped by United States regulars un-
der Captain C. C. Smith
Five men were held by Captain Cush
man at Primero. a Colorado Fuel &
Iron company property, on the ground
that they were employed by the com
pany in violation of the order of Co-lom-I
James Lockett against the im
portation of strike breakers.
None of the men was arrested or de
ported. The two commanders receiv
ed orders from military headquarters
simply to prevent them going to work
in the mines.
The developments of the day caused
the issuance of a statement of policy
by the military authorities. Unless
further orders are received from Wash
ington the attitude of the army to
ward the employment of miners will
be as follows:
Men brought into th district by the
coal companies will not be allowed to
work in the mines.
Men who come voluntarily seeking
employment will be permitted to work.
Skilled workmen whose services are
needed to prevent the deterioration of
property will be permitted to go from
one to another mine' owned by the
same corporation.
At the tame time the military au
thorities announced that picketing of
railroad stations by strikers wilf not
be tolerated.
Norwegians Celebrate.
Chrlstiania. May 15. King Haakon
and Queen Maud opened with imposing
ceremonial an exhibition commemora
tive of Norwegian independence from
Denmark.
GREAT NORTHERN
TRAIN IS HELD UP
Rexford. Mont. May 15. The Orien
tal Limited on the Great Northern was
held up by two masked men near here
early today. The combination bag
gage and mail car was detached, run
four miles and rifled.
FRIDAY,
(VIA AS FIGHTS
AFTER ORDER
NOT TO DO SO
Huerta Had Ruled Against
Opposing American Vera
Cruz Occupation.
DEFIES HIS SUPERIOR
Peace Mediators Delay Date of
Niagara Falls Meeting to
Accommcdate Mexicans.
San Francisco, Cal- May 15. That
Huerta Issued specific instructions to
Gen. Gustave Maas, commanding Mex
ican federals at Vera Cruz, to offer no
opposition to the landing of American
forces there, and that the orders were
disobeyed by Maas. on his own re
sponsibility, is the statement of E. De
Morelos. a Mexican architect, here
from Vera Cruz.
"I talked with Maas the evening of
April 20," said De Morelos. "He told
me he had received such orders, but
he said. 'I am going to resist, notwith
standing On receiving news of the
landing of Americans, Maas fled at 9
o'clock the morning of April 21. leav
ing his sword, flag decorations. and
personal effects in his residence."
De Morelos said Maas' daughter,
wife of a Spanish resident, begged the
French consul to recover her father's
sword and flag decorations. This the
consul did.
Mediator Visit President.
Washington. D. C, May 15. Open
ing of the negotiations of the South
American mediators in the Mexican
controversy at Niagara Falls. Ontario,
has been postponed until May 20, the
state department anounced today. It
was originally scheduled for May 18.
The delay was arranged on request of
the Bra-ilian ambassador in order that
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Niagara Falls. .
The South American mediators to
day paid a formal visit of farewell to
President Wilson before departing for
Niagara Falls. All the ceremonial of
formal diplomatic intercourse marked
the call of the envoys. In the blue
room the president with his military
and naval aides attired in full dress
uniforms, greeted the envoys. Wilson
wished them success on their mission
and expressed the hope that when
they return to Washington they will
have found a solution of the Mexican
problem that has confronted the Uni
ted States for three years. Upon the
three mediators devolves the real bur
den of the conference. They are to
make all suggestions and initiate all
moves.
The American representatives will
be only a medium of communication
between the United States and the
i . . nn antoeranh letter
meuittvtn n " -
from the president instructing them to
act. Frederick Lehmann and Justice
Lamar, the American representatives,
were at the state department today
familiarising themselves with the
work ahead.
Departures Delayed.
In view of the postponement of the
peace conference the envoys decided
to delay their departure for Niagara
Falls. The Brazilian ambassador had
planned to leave today and the Chil
ean minister tomorrow. The Argen
tine minister announced he could not
say definitely when he would leave. It
Is thought possible the Mexican repre
sentatives will meet the mediating en
voys in Washington and that a prelim
inary conference will be held here be
fore the entire peace party proceeds
to Niagara Falls.
Confidence that mediation would be
ultimately successful in bringing peace
in Mexico, despite temporary delay,
was expressed by cabinet officers aft
er today's meeting. The cabinet meet
ing brought out no vital develop
ments, the discussion about policy be
ing brief and general.
Activity which began yesterday at
government arsenals 'and coast artil
lery posts, follows precautionary ar
rangements of the war department in
the Mexican situation. Secretary Gar
rison said.
Golfer Are Warned.
New York, May 15. In a letter now
helne sent to secretaries of clubs in
Its organisation, the United States
rioif association sounds a warning to
amateur golf players who are treading
on the border line of professionalism.
"Owlnr to the fact that certain sit
nations now exist." says the letter, "it
is necessary to change section 7 of the
hv.iawH of this association nicn oe-
finea the status of an amateur golf
nlnver "
Tha "situations" complained of In
fh letter include the writing of arti
cles for money on how to play certain
shots; accepting free board from ho
tels to play in tournaments held for
artvertlBine purposes and accepting
certain makes of golf clubs and balls
ISLAND AEGU
MAY 15, 1914. TWENTY
Spend Terribe Year in Brazil Jungle
1
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'LrA"il v I :r -..IK IK
Dr. William C, Farabee,
Philadelphia, Pa., May 15. After a
terrible year in the jungles and unex
plored regions of northern Brazil,
members of the University of Pennsyl
vania's exploring expedition, led by
Dr. William C. Farabee, have reached
Georgetown, British Guiana. News of
the expedition's arrival back in civili
sation has just been received at the uni
versity. The party left this city in
March, 1913, on the steam yacht Penn
sylvania. The experiences described by Dr.
Farabee are similar to those that are
said to have befallen members of Col.
Theodore Roosevelt's party in Cent
ral and Southern Brazil. Fever
racked, barefoot and with their
clothing torn to shreds from months
of contact with jungle growth. Dr.
Farabee and his followers mustered
their fast-ebbing strength and made
a final dash to reach civilization be
fore death overtook them.
Then ammunition ran low and they
were constantly menaced by starva-
tion, being dependent upon the abil
ity of the native members of the ex
pedition to shoot game with bows
and arrows.
Frequently, when game was scarce.
iS ARE
-....
BURNED l)fSUS
Arsons Squads Apply Torch to
Costly Structures at Cdunty
Cricket Grounds.
London. England, May 15. Arson
squads of suffragets today destroyed
costly grandstands at the County
cricket grounds in Birmingham and
London.
General" Mrs. Drummond and Mrs.
Dacre Fox, suffragets, today were sen
tenced to a month each for disturbing
the peace by camping on doorsteps of
the residences of Sir Edward Carson
and Lord Lansdowne. The prisoners
interrupted the evidence and jeerea
at the magistrate while he was pro
nouncing sentence. When ordered to
cells the women became violent, and
eight policemen dragged them scream
ing and snrieKing irom uib
enclosure.
STRIKERS RIOT AT
RATTAN FACTORY
Loyal Workers and Breakers,
on Street Cars, Are Assault
ed Property Damaged.
Wakefield. Mass.. May 15. Strike
sympathizers numbering more than a
thousand men and women, mostly for
eigners, made a riotous demonstration
in the vicinity of the rattan factory
of Heywood Brothers and Wakefield.
where a strike ,has been in progreaa
several weeks. Factory windows were
hrnkn and electric cars held up ana
searched for loyal workers and strike
breakers, many of whom were assault
ed. The police had difficulty in hand
ling the crowd. .
Indicted for Duryea's Murder.
v--w vork. May 15. Charles B. Dur-
yea. who killed his father. General Hi
ram Duryea. as indicted today tor
n thn first degree. At the
m time the district attorney moved
In court that two physicians be ap
pointed to investigate nis iu"".
wheeTerTjnable
TO ACCEPT PLACE
Washington, D. C. May 15. The
president has received a letter from
Harry A. Wheeler of Chicago, vice
nreaident of the Continental Trust
company, declining membership on the
federal reserve board because of bus-
onnnections wnich he .cannot
sever.
fines
.
- TWO PAGES.
steam yacht Pennsylvania and its commander. Captain J. H. Rowan.
they subsisted for days on nuts and
fruit and the heads of palm trees.
The last part of the struggle to civili
zation and safety was fraught with
all the dangers of the wild country.
The explorers spent four weeks
fighting the perils of the Corentyne
river, and several times narrowly es
caped death in shooting the rapids.
As the result of Its first year's
work the expedition has discovered
a dozen hitherto unknown tribes, h-s
made vocabularies of their languag
es, has collected all sorts of ethno
logical and other specimens, has
taken many photographs, has discov
ered new rivers, and has put on the
map for the first time a portion of
Northern Brazil and the southern
portion of the Guianas.
In referring to the discovery of
the new tribes. Dr. Farabee writes:
"From Dec. 16 to April 1 we were
among tribes who never had laid
eyes on white men before. All those
tribes were very interesting, none
having seen matches or guns, salt or
clothing. All wanted fishhooks and
many got their first ones, from us.
I made measurements of men and
women, took photographs and
recorded languages. We visited the
lOSIQN IS -CHALLENGE JUL:
FATAL TO TEN
PLANTHANDS
Factory of a Rubber Com
pany in Detroit Blown
to Pieces.
DEBRIS IS HURLED FAR
Bcdy of One of Victims Is Driv
en Through Wall of De
stroyed Building.
Detroit, -Mich.. May 15. Ten men
were killed and three terribly injured
by an explosion this forenoon which
blew the plant of the Mexican Crude
Rubber company to pieces. There
were 25 employes working in the plant.
rioi survivors are accounted for.
Gasoline is believed responsible.
Most of the victims killed were me
chanics. One body was blown tnrougn
the building. Three others were
burned beyond recognition. The three
removed to the hospital are not ex
pected to survive. Doaens of windows
in nearby building were shattered.
The survivors said a vat containing
a large quantity of molten rubber ex
ploded. The plant, a one-story con
crete building in West Detroit, was al
most obliterated.
Other Buildings Riddled.
Flying chunks of substance riddled
adjoining buildings and concrete
blocks were found more than two
blocks from the scene.
The factory of the Commerce Motor
company. 100 feet from the rubber
concern, was badly damaged. Nobody
in the building was seriously hurt.
Scores of pedestrians had narrow es
capes. One man said he heard a roar
and the concrete factory seemed to
SDlit in three huge pieces, two of
which "melted away." and the third
shot high in the air. broke -in frag
ments, and went whizzing In every
direction. .
Several hours after the explosion
all employes had not been accounted
for, and this led to reports that pos
sibly 14 were killed.
This afternoon it was known 11
were killed, two bodies are said to be
still in the ruins, another man was
dying, and three more were thought
fatally injured.
following tribes in Southern British
Guiana: Waiwai, Parikutut, Waime,
Chikena, Katiawan. Toneyan. Diow,
Kumayenas and Urukwanas. '
None of these tribes is mentioned
in the late D. G. Brinton's list of
American races. They were studied
by Dr. Farabee for the first time by
white men. These are in addition to
a number of new tribes found on
the Brazilian side of the Divide.
In January the party attained Its
furthest east, near the border of
Dutch Guiana. Owing to the scarc
ity of food and ammunition, the ex
pedition divided. Dr. Church return
ing to Manaos with the scientific col
lections. Dr. Farabee, Mr. Oglivie, a
Scotchman who had lived for
24 years among the natives of North
ern Brazil, and four natives proceeded
with the explorations.
An effort was made to go due east
to the coast, but this was found to
be impossible because of the high
mountain ranges and lack of sup
plies. "When I left Philadelphia," said
Dr. Farabee, "I weighed 193 pounds.
When we reached the Dutch post I
weighed 145 pounds in bare feet and
bare head."
CUPWONBYSCOT
Frazer- Hale, Chicago, One of
Americans Defeated in
Sandwich Contest.
Sandwich, England, May 15. John
Graham, Jr.,' Scottish member of the
Royal Liverpool Golf club, won St.
George's champion grand challenge
cup with an aggregate score for 36
holes of 146. Among the American
competitors, Frazer Hale of Chicago
made the course in 166.
Graham In taking the cup which is
valued at $2,500, repeated his perform
ance of 1904, when he carried off the
trophy.
Hunstanton, England, May 15. Miss
Cecile Leith won the British women's
golf championship, defeating Miss
Gladys Ravenscroft, champion of the
United States, two up and one to play.
Miss Cecile Leitch is the best of
the quintette of sisters who figured
in the championship matches the last
few years.
TRAIN HITS AUTO;
THREE ARE DEAD
Edwardsville, 111.,. May 15. John
Stuckwisch, his wife, and Oscar Mau-
rer, brother of Mrs. Stuckwisch, all of
Marine, 111., were killed at Kaufman,
111., when their automobile was .struck
by a railroad train today. The train
crew said the automobile ran into the
train.
NORDICA'S $1,000,000 GEMS
BEQUEATHED TO FAMILY
New Vork, May 15. The notable col
lection of jewels, valued at $1,000,000,
including the famous Nordica pearl and
other gems almost priceless because of
their flawlessness and beauty, was dis
posed of by Mine. Lillian Nordica, the
singer, in her will, some details of
which became known yesterday.
In addition to the jewels, Mme.. Nor
dica disposed of other property valued
at several hundred thousand dollars
Her husband, George Wv Voung, the
New York banker, and her three sis
ters. It is understood, are her chief
legatees.
ROOSEVELT ASKS
FOR QUIET RETURN
New York. May 15. Owing to the
state of Colonel Roosevelt's health,
members of his family have requested
that no public reception be arranged
on his arrival at New York from Bra
zil next week. Any reeeption for the
colonel will be arranged after his ar
rival, It i intimated.
HOME EDITION
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THREEFOUND
MURDERED IN
H DM OHIO
Harley Beard, Aged 18, an
Employe, Taken in Chi
cago, Confesses.
SLAIN ARE PROMINENT
Throats of Mother and Daugh
ter Cut and Head of the
Son Battered in.
Ironton, Ohio, May 15. Mrs. Dennis
Massie, 75, her son Robert and daugh
ter Mary, both past 45, were murdered
last night in their country home, 25
miles from Ironton. They were prom
inently connected 'in this city.
Mary was found in the kitchen with
her hands tied behind her back and
Ler throat cut, Robert in the back
yard with his head battered in, and
the mother in the front yard with her
throat ut and skull crushed.
The police claim the positions of
the bodies indicate an r attack on the
daughter. A search is being made for
Harley Beard, employed on the place. "
Chicago. 111., May 15. Harley Beard,
aged 18, arrested here this afternoon,
confessed the murder of three persons
on a farm near Ironton, Ohio, Wednes
day afternoon. ,
Youth Desoribes Crime.
Beard with perfect calmness and In
the presence of several detectives,
said he first teat his victim on the
head with a stick of wood, then cut
her throat with a raiior. -
"I worked for the Maastes all win
ter," the youth said. "They treated
me pretty rough, particularly bod.
Last Monday morning about 4 o'clock.
Mary and I got up and hitched the PR
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lor xjuu. no wo fiviua w "
buy some furniture. Mary rouowea
me to my room. I ordered her out ana
uijuancicu. ... . - --
scolded me. Bob returned at 11 at
night and Mary's story was told to
him. He didn't say much to me rues-
day, but Wednesday afternoon he tried
to hit me with a hatchet.
Takes Money and Watches.
The confession then recites that Bob
then started for the house. Beard fol-
Beard reached a stairway he picked up
stake and felled Bob. Mary came
running up and she was also . felled.
The mother met the same fate. Then
he cut their throats with a rasor.
A message from the sheriff says that
after he kiled his victims Beard ran-
sacKea uie nouse uu oiuw auu
two gold watches.
TWO MORE ARMY
FLYERS ARE DEAD
Lieutenant Empson and Lieu
tenant Dudmore Killed Dur- '
ing- England Flight. ,
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JNOrtn Aiienon, r.ngia.uu, raaj xo.-rr i
Two more British army aviators were
killed near here today during a com
bined flight by squadron and military
aeroplanes from Scotland to Salisbury
Plain.
The victims were Lieutenant Emp
son and Sergeant Dudmore, acting as
mechanic. While trying to land in a
dense fog the machine struck . the
ground sharply and overturned. The
occupants were killed by the motor
falling on them.
MISS SELLERS ON DUTY
PENDING TEST OF LAW
Springfield, 111., May 15. Miss Mary
Sellers, accompanied by her counsel
and fiance, J. M. Connery, came to
Springfield yesterday in response to
an order to report at the auditor's of
fice for .work. She was assigned to
duty and will remain here until hei
status under the civil service law :s3
definitely fixed.
Attorney Connery takes the positloa
that the reinstatement ot Miss Sellers,
does mot comply with the order of the)'
court in the proceedings which she
brought against the auditor and which,
recently were terminated by a supreme
court decision upholding the constitu
tionality of the civil service law. Con
nery says ahe should have been given
her former position la the Chicago of
fice of the departsrifent the ofllce from,
which the auditor removed her.
Auditor Brady declared he was act
ins on the advice of the civil service
commission, which had informed him
that the transfer of Miss Seller from
Chicago to Sprinxfle'd would be legal.
It was intimated that contempt pro
ceedings would be instituted in Cook
county to ascertain whether the audi
tor has actually complied with tha,
court's order.

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