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U.S. ACCEPTS MEXICO MEDIATION Peace Offer Made by Envoys of Brazil, Chile and Argentine Republic ELIMINATE HUERTA PRESIDENT TELL8 ENVOYS THEIR SERVICES IN BRINGING ABOUT PEACE WILL BE WELCOME. WAR PLANS TO GO ON WILSON AND 8ECRETARY BRYAN WARN THAT HUERTA'S ACTS BREAK OFF ALL NEGOTIA TIONS. Nfippr I'nlnn NawaHerrlea. Washington, April 27. With reports pouring In of anti-American demon stratlons all over Mexico, Including one stating several Americans were killed in Mexico City. President Wil son and Secretary Bryan Saturday ac cepted a proffer of "good offices" by the representatives of Argentina, Bra II and Chile, the Latin-America "A. B. C. alliance," to bring about peace in Mexico. Conferences were held by the repre sentatives of these countries and other South and Central American nations to draft a plan of mediation. While it is not known just what form their proposals will take. It Is understood the elimination of Huerta and ultimate restoration of normal conditions In Mexico will be demanded by Washington. Text of Mediation Notes. The text of the offer made by the Brazilian ambassador and the minis ters from Argentina and Chile, and t tin reply of the American government was transmitted by Secretary Bryan In person to the three diplomats, Is as follows: "The government of the United 8tates is deeply sensible of the friend liness, the good feeling and t he gen uine concern for the peace and wel fare of America manifested In the Joint note Just received from your ex cellency tendering the good offices of your government to effect If possible a settlement of the present diffi culty between the government of the United States and those who now claim to represent our sister republic of Mexico. "Conscious of the purpose with which tbo proffer is made, this govern ment does not feel at liberty to de cline it. It3 own chief interest Is in the peace of America, the cordial inter course of her republic, and their peo ple, and the happiness and prosperity which can spring only out of frank, mutual understanding! and the friend ship which is created by common pur pose The generous offer of your gov ernment Is therefore accepted. i hi government hopes most ear nestly that you may find those who speak for the several elements of the Mexican people willing and ready to discuss terms of satisfactory, and. therefore, permanent settlement. If you should find them Milling, this gov ernment will be glad to take up with you for discussion in the frankest and must conciliatory spirit any proposals thai may be authoritatively formu lated, and will hope that they may prove feasible and prophetic of a nvw day of mutual co-operation and confi dence in America. May Have to Fight. "This government feels bound in candor to say that its diplomatic rela tions with Mexico being for the pres ent severed, it Is not possible for it to make sure of an uninterrupted op portunity to carry out the plan of In termediation which you propose. It Is. of course, possible that some act of aggression on the part of those who control the military forces of Mexico might oblige the United States to act to the upsetting of the hopea of Imme diate peace, but this does not Justify us In hesitating to accept your gen erous suggestion. "We shall hope for the best results within a brief time, enough to relieve our anxiety leat most ill-considered hostile demonstrations should inter rupt negotiations and disappoint our hopes of peace." The text of the offer made by the three countries was: "Mr. Secretary of State: "With the purpose of subserving the Interest of i-eaoe and civilization in all our continent and with the earnest do sire to prevent any further bloodshed to the prejudice of the cordiality and union which have always surrounded the relations of the governments and the people of America ,we the plenlpo tentariea of Brnzik Argentina and Consul Held Prisoner; Flags Burned. Washington, April z7. President Wilson and Secretary Bryan were greatly incensed upon receiving a dis patch from Coneul General Philip C. Ilanna at Monterey, Méx., announcing that he had been subjected to insults and indignities by Mexican federal of ficer there and kept prisoner in the government palace from April 22 until the Constitutionalist forcee captured the town two days later. The consul reported that mobs led by Federal of ficials tore down all the American flags In the city, trampled upon them and burned them up In the streets. Chile, duly authorized hereto, have the honor to tender your excellency's gov ernment our good offices for the peaceful and friendly settlement of the conflict between the United States and Mexico. "This offer puts In due form the suggestions which we have had occa sion to refer heretofore on this sub ject to the secretary to whom we re new the assurances of out highest and moat distinguished consideration. "D. DA OANA. "R. S. NAON. "EDUARDO SUAREZ MU.ÍICA.' As soon as the American acceptance was received, notice was served on the Spanish ambassador, acting charge d'affaires for Mexico, for va rious Latin-American governors and General Carranza, the rebel leader in Mexico. The three South American envoys who proposed the intermediation to the United States laid before their conferees the notes that had passed be tween them and the American govern ment. The Costa Rico envoy, Joaquin Cal vo, ranking minister of the diplomatic corps, and Dr. Alberto Membrano, minister from Honduras, Joined the three South American plenipotentia ries while they were conferring on their plans for mediation. Ignacio Calderón, minister of Boli via; Federico Alfonso Pezet, minister of Peru: Euzbio Morales, minister from Panama, nnd Mnnuel de la Vega CaldTon, charge d'affaires of Cuba. Joined the conferees later. The Navy Department received word that the American consulate at Mazatlan. on the Pacific coast of Mex ico, had been stoned by a mob. Other anti-American demonstrations oc curred there. Reports from other points, including Tampico, Indicate similar demonstra tions. Americans Put Off Train. Consul Canada at Vera Cruz sent reports of anti-American demonstra tions and general unrest in Mexico City. He heard that 125 Americans were put off a train at Pacbucan by the train crew but that another train had gone out from Mexico City to as slat them in continuing their Journey to Vera Cruz. Secretary Garrison announced he had issued no orders for any further troop movements and that army offi cers were to use their own discre tion la protecting International bridges on the border. The Navy Department dispatched vessels up and down the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Mexico to take away American consuls and refugees gen erally. Between 3,000 and 3,500 refugees al ready have been protected or are en route to the United States. The strongest possible representa tions will be made to Huerta that any violation of the rules of civilized war fare through which American men, women and children suffer, not only will provoke Just reprobation of the world, but provoke retaliatory meas ures of the Bternest description from the United States. Definite instructions from Rear Ad miral Badger, commander In chief of the Atlantic fleet, to all American non-combatants to leave Vera Cruz by the steamer Mexico were posted at the consulate and other conspicuous places. War Plans Continue. Senators and representatives de clined to be quoted about the new phase of the situation, hut those who discussed it believed it was right for the United States to accept good offices, though not agreeing in ad vance to any cessation of its prepara tions for emergencies. Some officials expressed the view also that even though armed Interven tion on an extensive scale became necessary, the United States would have completed its records for a set tlement of the Mexican difficulty through peaceful means. Colquitt Asks for Help. Governor Colquitt of Texas tele graphed Representative Garner that If the War Department would stand the expense of defense of the Mexi can border by the Texas National Guard he would be glad to put the entire guaro on duty there. Huerta ccepts Mediation Plan. Washington, April 27. Spanish Am bassador Rlano announced late Sunday night that he had received private ad vices from Mexico City stating that General Huerta had accepted the of fer ot Argentina, Brazil and Chile to use their good offices to bring about an amicable settlement of the diffi culty between the United States and Mexico. Cut Vera Cruz-Mexico City Cable. Washington, April 27. The cable between Vera Cruz and Mexico City has been cut about aeren miles beyond the American linea. One of Admiral Fletcher's men sent to repair It was prevented by Mexican soldiers. This information came to the Navy Depart ment from Rear Admiral Fletcher. Admiral Fletcher's dispatch aleo stated that alarming reporta aa to con ditions In Mexico City and resent ment against Americans there was brought by refugees who arrived ta Vera Crus. us- army at veracruz TROOPS SUCCEEO SAILOR8 IN OC CUPATION OF CITY. European Pressure and Villa's Refusal to Aid Him In War Cause Dic tator to Drop Defiance. tPaatarn N" wtpupT I'nlnn fitwn Srrvlc EPITOME OF MEXICAN SITUATION. April 17. Spanish ambassador, repiesntl.-ig Mexico at Washington, says Huerta .iccepta mediation plan. It la announced In Berlin that Germany, England and France have adviaed Provisional Frealdent Hu erta, through their mlnleters In Mexico City, to accede to the de mands of the L'nltad States. Secretary Bryan announced that all arrangementa had bean complet ed to permit all Americana In Mex ico City to leave there. Seven hun dred American men and woman are to go, comprising the laat remnants of the American colony. Washing ton aatiafled moat Americans In Mexico now out of danger. Villa credited with saying he would prevent war with United Statea at any cost. Will arrest Gen eral Carransa If latter makes move tn upset these plana. Five '.houaand Mexican refugees at Fort Bllaa ordered moved from Fort Bliss. Tex., to Fort Wingat.-, N. M. Fifth Brigade transports reach Vera Crds. General Funaton In su preme command on land of 10,000 aoldlera and marines. April 22. Nelson O'Shuughnessy, American charge at Mexico City, waa handed his passports by Gen eral Huerta, and Seflor Don Angelo Algara, Mexican ambaaaador at Washington, waa recalled. Hear Admirnl Badger, command ing the Atlantic fleet, officially re ported to the Navy Department the arrival at Vera Cms of his flag ahlp tho Arkansna. along with , the battleahlps Vermont. New Jersey. New Hampshire and South Caro lina. April 23. General Carransa, su preme chief of the rebels In Mexico, addresses a letter to President Wil son, protesting against the occupa tion of Vera Crux, demanding rec ognition of his government, and threatening to unite the entire Mexican people in war against the United States. Second battle at Vera Crus be tween reinforced American marinea and Mexican aharpahontcrs results In killing of eight more Americans and seriously wounding thirty. Mexican loaaes arc placed at nearly 300 dead nnd many wounded. April 24. Mexicans tn City of Mexico trample American flag, smash windows at American Club anil Inault guests. General Funaton and 3.500 troops of reinforced Fifth Brigade sailed from Galveston for Vera Crus. General Villa of Constitutionalists evinces friendship for U. B. and gov ernment hopes friction will be avoided. Refugee train with OShaugh nessy and other Americans. Britons. Germans and Spaniards, reaches Vera Crux, while the flight of oth ers was halted from Mexican capi tal. Border points all being strongly fortified and rumors of army In vasion are current. Senate paaaea volunteer army loll, which makes militia a part of the regular army in time of war. Measure signed by President. April 25. u, S. accepts "peace of fer" made by envoys of Brasil. Chile and Argentine Republic. Washington, April 28. Increasing boldness of rebels In Mexico City, pres sure by all the great powers of the world and realization that he rnnnot look to the fighting followers of Villa for assistance, have broken the de fiant spirit of Huerta. His formal acceptance of the South American alliance's offer of mediation, was received here simultaneous with the announcement that tho American army under General Fur.ston had reached Vera Cruz and that General Villa was In conference with General Carranza at Chihuahua, determined to force Carranza into neutrality or break with him. The United States troops reached Vera Cruz and will relieve the bine Jackets, who have been on shore duty since the port was seized last Tues day. War preparations are going ahead, and to Hi .- troops will be added oth ers who sail from Galveston today. This latter detachment will consist mostly of artillery, and when It ar ivee practically an entire regiment of artillery, equipped with more than 160 pieces, will be at Vera Cruz. A more friendly attitude displayed in the Mexican capital towards for eigners was in a measure explained when It was learned from refugees reaching Vera Crux that robol sup porters in Mexico City had taken steps to change public opinion. They circu lated handbills calling upon the people to protect Americans and denouncing Huerta as the cause of the landing of the American naval forces at Vera Cruz and also as the author of raise and inflammatory statements pub lished In Mexico City. Strikers Capture McNally Mine. Walsenburg, Colo., April 28. Two hundred strikers Monday afternoon at tacked and captured the McNally mine of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Com pany near here. The sheriff says seven miue guards have been killed in tho battle, a woman was shot through the arm and a man named Peet was shot through the leg. One mine guard who waa killed Is said to be Jesse Russell. The woman shot through the arm ts Maggie Gregory, a cousin of Superin tendent Thomas Davis of the McNally mine. The boarding house and bunk house were burned and the tipple and shafthouse reported dynamited. Santa Fé Bridge Destroyed. Pueblo The Atchison, Topeka ft Santa Fé bridge across the Arkansas river st a point between Forber and this city was burned after tho abut ments had been dynamited. The troops ordered to Florence and Canon City by General Chase, and which he commanded In person, were supposed to be routed over this road. At the last minute the routing was changed, as the troops went over the Denver ft Rio Grande. ammons asks troops COLORADO LEGISLATURE TOCON VENR MONDAY, MAY 4. Governor Asks the Legislature to Pro vide for Payment of Troops on Duty in 8trlke District. Weatern Newapaper Union New Servio. Denver. April 27. Governor Ellas M. Ammons Saturdsy night tele graphed formal request to President Wilson to send federal troops Into the Colorado coal strike zone. Immedi ately following this act the state's chief executive called a special ses sion of the Legislature to convene My 4. Ammons' Message to Wilson. "Denver. Colo., April 25, 1914. HJs Excellency Woodrow Wilson. Pres ident of the United States, Wash ington, D. C: "Conditions In this state compel me to request of you that federal troops be sent Immediately Into the state of Colorado, for the following reasons: "Since September 28, 1913, there has been a general strike of coal min ers throughout the major portion of the state of Colorado. The situation in the southern part of the state in the Trinidad district became so criti cal because of disorder beyond the ability of the local authorities to con trol that on October 26, 1913, the state militia was called into service and sent Into the field. "The district which was particularly affected with disorder was approxi mately eighty miles In length and the situation demanded all the militia that it was possible to secure under the conditions here In Colorado. "About one month ago, the trouble having apparently abated, the troops were gradually withdrawn until only a small number remained in the troubled district. Thereupon the con dition immediately became greatly ag gravated, a vast amount of property, amounting to millions of dollars was destroyed, many lives were lost and we were compelled to return Immedi ately as many mllltla as was possible. "Armed men In open defiance of law are congregating from various por tions of the state in the afrected dis trict. "There are probably 3,000 men, armed, In open insurrection. I haw available 650 militiamen, without abil- MUS8ER HEADS INVESTIGATORS. Ammons Appoints Committee to Fix Blame for Deaths In Strike Field. Denver, April 27. A committee to investigate and report upon the vio lences In the southern coal strike dis trict last week, particularly the fight ing at the Ludlow tent colony and the burning of the tents, where many were killed, was appointed by Gov enror Vmmons. Chief Justice George W. Musser of the State Supreme Court is chairman. Chief Justice Musser was largely re sponsible for the truce in the strike district which was reached Friday aft ernoon. The members are: Chief Justice Musser of the Supreme Court; A. F. King, presiding Judge of the State Court of Appeals; the Rev. Allan A. Tanner, pastor of the First Congrega tional church; Norton Montgomery, deputy attorney general, and M. P. Capp, warden of the state reformatory. Later the governor appointed Mrs. Alma Lafferty, a member of the com mittee, at the request of the women's mass meeting. Executive Board of Miners to Meet. Indianapolis, April 27. Frank J. Hayes, secretary - treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America, said that on May I a meeting of the gen eral executlre board will be called to decide whether to call a general strike of the 500.000 miners throughout the country as a protest against condi tions in Colorado. "The Colorado sit uation Is mors vital than the one In Mexico," Hayos said. "It Is one of hu man rights, not property rights. There Is a strong possibility of a general strike." jgPses'essPBSC' - V ' 9m Governor E. M. Ammons. Ity to Increase msterially this num ber. "The situation has passed beyond the ability of the state to control it. This domestic violence Is the result of an industrial controversy between Interstate organizations with head quarters outside the state of Colo rado. "I. therefore, urgently request that you send forthwith to Ludlow, Colo rado, aftd to such other portions of the state as the commanding officer may deem necessary, not less than one battalion of Infantry and one troop of cavalry. "The Legislature of .ills state can not be convened in time to meet this emergency, and I, therefore, have the honor to make this request as gov ernor of the state, pursuant to Sec tion 4, Article IV.. of the Constltu tlon of the United States. "ELIAS M. AMMONS, "Governor of Colorsdo." Governor Ammons' decision to ap peal for federal help was made late in the afternoon, after the committee ot women representing the mass meeting of women which was held throughout the day In the chamber of the House of Representatives, bad called upon him several times. About the middle of the afternoon the governor went Into conference with Colonel Alfred C. Sharp and Major W. P. Stone of the United Statea Army. Following his conference with them he an nounced his Intention and telegraphed President Wilson. "The purposes for which the Legis lature Is to assemble are: "First To provide for paying, either by the Issuance of bonds, spe cial tax levy or otherwise, the ex penses which have been or shall be Incurred In restoring and preserving peace and good order and In suppress ing insurrection with the aid of Ihe National Guard of Colorado during ihe coal miners' strike of 1913-1914, nnd to pay all expenses of the state inci dent thereto. "Second To enact a law submitting to the people of the state an amend ment to the constitution to empower the Legislature to enact laws for arbi tration In all labor disputes nnd to provide for the enforcement of the de cisions of the arbitration board. "Third To enact a law establishing a state constabulary or state peace of ficers and defining their powers and duties. "Fourth To' enact a law or laws au thorizing tho governor and other offi cers in time of internal disorder to close saloons and otherwise to regu late or prohibit the sale, gift, pur chase and use of intoxicating liquors In any specified district, where, in his Judgment, It is necessary for the pub lic good ho to do. "Fifth To enact a law or laws au thorizing the governor In times of Internal disorder, to regulate or pro hibit the sale, gift and purchase of firearms and ammunition and the carrying thereof except by authorized persons. "Sixth To appropriate the sums necessary to defray the expenses of the extra session hereby called. "Whereas, In the judgment of the governor of the state of Colorado, the present is one of the extraordinary oc casions required in the constitution of the state for the calling of special ses sions of the General Assembly. "Now, therefore, I, Elias M. Am mons, governor of the state of Colo rado, do by this proclamation convene the Nineteenth General Assemby of said state and hereby summon the members thereof to meet in special session at the capítol In the city of Denver and the state of Colorado, on Monday, the 4th day of May, 1914, at 12 o'clock noon." Protest Against Ludlow Massacre. Denver. Five thousand men and women stood before the State Capitol Sunday in a rain storm and raisod their voices in protest against the Ludlow Massacre. Wilson Appeals to Rockefeller. Washington., April 27. President Wilson has made a personal appeal to John l. Rockefeller to bring about a settlement of the Colorado coal strike and end the violence, which has cost a score of lives and large property loss. The financier, who owns a large part of the mines affected by the strike, tn response to a telegram from the President, declared he had turned over bis Interests In Colorado to his son John D. Rockefeller, Jr., whom he would ask to co-operate with Chair man Foster of the House committee on mines and mining. Strikers Held for Assault. Boulder. Jack Knlll of the Lafay ette union was arrested on a charge of being one ot those who attacked and badly injured Pete Ankle, Charles Jacoby and &d Wharburton, strike breakers employed at the Simpson mine. The fight occurred in front of the home of Mrs. Weyman of Lafay ette and was witnessed, according to teh strikebreakers, by Night Marshal John Donald, who had previously searched them for weapons. To Investigate Cause of Ludlow Wsr. Denver MsJ. n. U Boughton, Capts. W. C. Danks and Philip Van Clse of the Colorado National Ouard, were appointed a committee to Investí gate the cause of the Ludlow mass ere. General Chase has ordered a written ropott from every oflfcer who took part In the fight The committee will have access to all reports. Firs Damages Llmon High School. Llmoa. A loss of 1,7,000 was oaused by fire In the Ltmou high school. The building was worth 128.000. WILSON ORDERS U. S. SOLDIERS INTO COLORADO CONFERENCE AT WHITE HOU8B DECIDES U. 8. MUST STOP COLORADO TROUBLE. JOHN 0, JR., REFUSES AID PRESIDENT GETS MES8AGE FROM FOSTER IN REGARD TO INTER VIEW WITH MINE OWNER, (Veatarn Newspaper Union Nawa Bervlca. Wsshlngton, April 28. President Wilson this afternoon announced his lecislon to send Federal troops to Colorado, to restore peace In the itrike zone, where a state of rlrtnal war exists. The President's decision came after a long conference with members of il Cabinet and Colorado congress men. It Is believed that the troops will be lent from Fort D. A. Russell, near Cheyenne, or from barracks In the state of Washington. At Fort RuBsell there are troops of the Twelfth cavalry which can be rushed to Colorado before night. The troops In the state of Washing ton are the Fourteenth Infantry. There are detachments at Vancouver barracks and Spokane. If they should be chosen for the srtlke duty they could not reach Denver before Thurs day. Washington, April 28. U. 8. troops probably will be sent to the strike re gion in Colorado today to restore or der. This became known last night, fol lowing a conference between the President, Secretary of War Garrison and Senator Thomas, at which a tele gram andouncing that John D. Rocke feller, owner of most of the mines In volved in the trouble, had refused me diation, was read. Representative Foster of Illinois, chairman of the House committee on mines, was sent to New York by Pres ident Wilson to urge Rockefeller to order arbitration of the dispute be tween himself and the miners. Rep resentative Foster iu a telegram to the President last night stated that Rockefeller would not agree to medi ate In the trouble by directing his managers to agree to arbitrate. The President received a long tele gram from Foster before the latter left New York, relating in detail his fail ure to win Rockefeller's aid In a set tlement of the conditions in Colorado. It Is understood that General Crow der, who wac called Into the confer ence at the White House, advised the President that he was entirely within his rights In ordering federal troopi Into a state, the governor of which had made an appeal for aid to restori order. The President Is extremely reluc tant to Interfere In the internal af fairs of Colorado. He believes Colo rado should set its own house In or der without Involving the Washington government in the housecloaning Then, he Is said to doubt the political wisdom of throwing troops into the disturbed region to restore order, be cause of the criticism that is certain to arise In certain quarters that the administration is using the military . ower to crush labor and to fight the battles of capital and the corporations. The prolonged conference between (he President, Secretary Garrison and Senator Thomas ended without defi nite action. It Is expected, however, that the President will order out the troops today. There was tense feeling here all day while the President awaited a report from Representative Foster of Illinois, whom he sent to New York to inter view John D. Rockefeller. M. CAILLAUX RE-ELECTED. Resigned Finance Portfolio After the Calmette Shooting. Paris. The Socialists and Royalists appear to have made decided gains In the elections for members of the Chamber of Deputies. The Caillaux Radicals failed to muster their ex pected strength, but M Caillaux, who resigned the finance portfolio after the Calmette shooting, was re-elected. Among the successful candidates were M. Briand, Hat thou, Deschanel and Vlvlanl. Although 350 deputies were defi nitely chosen, the country will have to await the result of the 231 second ballots on May 10 before it can tell whether the present government will obtain a majority. $60,000 Block Destroyed bv Fire. Rlgby, Ida An entire block was wiped out by fire here, the loss amounting to $60,000. Mexican Prisoners Transported. Washington. Orders wore Issued by ths War Department transferring the 6.000 Mexican prisoners, ot whom 1,900 are women and children, held at Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Tex., to Fort Win gate, New Mex. U.S.' Flag Hoisted in Vers Crus. Vera Cruz The American flag was hoisted with appropriate ceremonies over the headquarters of Rear Admi ral Fletcher. It was the first fortnsl ralalng of the flag.