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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
. . . , . N'OliKOLK. N'KHKASKA. FRIDAY. AI'UII 21. 1SM1 MEXICO REPLIES ANSWER TO TAFT'S DEMANDS NOT ENTIRELY SATISFACTORY. CLAIM AMERICANS SENT LEAD THE TONE OF THE NOTE TENDS TO DEPRESS U. S. OFFICIALS. MEXICO SEEMS TO BE SPARRING The Allegations Made by Mexico Are . Emphatically Refuted by Associated iPress Man Who Was or , fs % Ground. ° 6 Situation Discussed In S. < $ > , % Douglas , Ariz. , April 20. fy 'tails ' of Minister De La Harm's HPOIIHO to President Taft's protest' against tlio firing Into Douglas by the Mexican federal troops and rebels , wore received hercUodny. One of the claims of Senor Do LaBarra la that Lieutenant Troncozo of the Mexican federal army was wounded by a shot from the American custom house , that rshots came from this custom house .constantly during tlio struggle , and that it made no difference whether the shots came from revolutionists who might have taken possession of the custoiu liouso or from American sympathizers with the revolutionists who were in the United States build- in ir. "The Facts of the Case. The Associated Press correspondent who is on the ground makes the fol lowing statement : "On the day of tlio battle the insurgents - gents did como very near the Amer ican custom house , which was situat ed near the west of Agua Prleta , but nt no time did they take possession of the building or cross into American territory. The American cavalry ar rived immediately after the battle opened and took possession of all ground on the American side near the oustom house. The American troop ers ran a patrol from both sides of t.he building extending along the Amer ican side , both east and west. Two rebels who wore firing from the west of the custom house backed onto the American line nnd wore Immediately sirrested by the American cavalry , dls- nrmcd and not permitted to go back into tlio fight. Bullets Pierce Customs House. "I stood on the porcli of the Amer ican custom house , which extends around three sides of the building , south , west nnd north , and which are the only sides that could bo struck by bullets from Agua Prleta except those passing through the building. The building is of frame construction and \ it was pierced by Mauser bullets. "Many Americans and Mexicans \ crowded these three sides of the porch. I saw not n single gun in the hands of any sightseers , except the American line riders. The custom of- flclals and American civil officers cer tainly never fired a shot. Once when the rebels nt the1 railroad made a back ward movement for an Instant , Mex ican sympathizers on the porch called out 'Viva Madero , ' but they were in stantly silenced , not only by American civil officers nnd the line riders , but by the American clvillanc , among them myself , as we feared drawing the federal fire into this crowd on the porch. "All this happened in Thursday's battle , while the rebels under Lopez were attacking Agua Prlota. Americans Shot in Douglas. "It was during this battle that nob- rt Harrington , an American switch man , was killed in Douglas ; E. E. Crowe , seriously Injured , and many other Americans Injured on the Amer ican side of the line. Not a Bullet Fired. "During this battle , not a shot was fired from the American customhouse and the rebels never had possession > of It. Some ground , still American territory , extends about fifty feet south of the American custom house and the American troopers carefully guarded this strip so that the rebels could not set to the westward of the American custom house so as to use It as a shel- - ter. " TAFT IS NOT PLEASED Tone of Mexico's Reply Proves De pressing to American Government. Washington , April 20. Tlio recelpl here of an outline of the reply whict the Mexican government has made tc President Taft's strong remonstrance against the conduct of warfare on the border , somewhat depressed the hope : of the officials Who had confidently ex pected a responsive reply from Mox ico. Withholding of the statement unti the full text of the De LaBarra not ) ) Is at hand , the president In full knowl ( edge of the fact that it is unsattsfac 1Cto tory in some points , Is disposed to < deal with it leniently. The president's rejoinder must be based on further official reports fron \ the American military officers whos impartiality in the fighting nt Agu ; ; Prletn has been impeached. It is feared that a disposition -pre CONDITION OFTHE WEATHER Temperature for Twenty-four Hours. Forecast for Nebraska , Maximum 08 M Inlimim . ' 1C Average HI Huromotor 80.02 Clili-JiBO , April 20. The liullctlii Is- Hiied by tlio Chicago station of the United States weather bureau gives the forecast for Nebraska as follows : Knlr tonight and Friday ; probably front tonlgbt. valln In Mexico to make iiolttlcal cap * Itnl out of the activity of Americans and this will promptly bo resented If It appears as calculated to Impair the good relations of the two countries. Ambassador Knmacona IsHiied n statement today , in which he declared Mexico's reply would bo found to bo "friendly In form and essence. " Stnte Department Silent. The stnto department today Issued the following statement : "The department of state declines to comment on press telegrams from Mexico on the subject of the reply to the representations made by the Amor an embassy under its action of April 0to call attention to the need of In ' ' Q./ * l ° i > to prevent further danger teA A Sfjan life and property , as In the Doublas incident. "Neither the text of the embassy's1 note nor of the Mexican reply Is be fore the president. From a brief tele gram received from the embassy on the subject , it appears that orders have been given through the Mexican war department to prevent llrlng that might endanger American life and property in Douglas and that the Mex ican government has expressed Itself as deploring the Incident in question. "It is Inferred from the embassy's telegram that there are discrepancies in the news received at the two cap itals In regard to the Douglas inci dent. " Sparring As Usual. The president , it is said , regards it as natural that the Mexican govern ment should raise questions of fact as to the responsibility for casualties among Americans along the border. Representative Slaydon of Texas , one of the early callers at the white house , said the president believed Mexico was sparring in the usual diplomatic fashion. According to Mr. Slayden , the president is still hopeful that peace In Mexico is coming shortly and 1 believes the American border will not again suffer as It did at the battle of Agua Prletn. The president and Secretary Knox discussed the Mexican situation with a sub-coimultteo of the Uouso commit tee on foreign affairs composed of Representatives Garner of Texas , Sharpe of Ohio and Foster of Ver mont. One suggestion discussed at the conference proposes a neutral zone extending for ten miles on either side of the international line. WANT TAFT TO USE BULLETS Senator Stone , Democrat , Endorses President's Mexican Action. Washington , April 20. A positive declaration in favor of giving the pres ident power to prevent n repetition of the killing of United States citizens by Mexican belligerents was made in the senate today by Senator William J. Stone of Missouri , a democrat and n minority member of the senate com mlttco on foreign relations. Mr. Stone commended the president for sending United States troops to the zone of disturbance , contended for the right of the United States to pro tect the lives and property of United States citizens , and condemned the landing of the British bluejackets from the Shearwater , as an act of war. "Congress , " ho said , "should at once and without delay authorize the pres ident to employ whatever force may be necessary to prevent a repetition of the bloody outrage committed in Douglas , Ariz. , and a repetition of - which Is threatened In El Paso , Tex. " His authority in this behalf should . bo sufficient fully to warrant him in using the military forces In whatever way he might deem expedient and necessary to accomplish the desired end , even though It should lead to In- j trusion upon Mexican territory. "Moreover , If any act done under this authority by the president for the proper protection of our own people ple on our own soil should lead to hostile demonstrations against Amer ican citizens , resident in the interior ) of Mexico , " ho continued , "the presi - dent should bo authorized either newer or later on to use the military forces , of the United States , If that is found to bo necessary , to protect the lives and liberty of peaceable American cit izens wherever domiciled in any quar - ter of Mexico. " MANY TAKE OUT FISHING LICENSES S - - FIFTY PERMITS TO HUNT AND FISH , ISSUED IN THIS COUNTY ALREADY. - County Clerk S. It. McFarland oi - Madison county has Issued fifty fish' ing nnd hunting licenses since last Saturday morning. The now state law requires that to hunt or fish in thle state , ono must have a license. The license costs f 1 per year and the funds thus provided are used to stock the streams with fish and to perpetuate - these sports generally. MADERO WON'T ' TALK ARMISTICE HE WON'T CONSIDER IT UNTIL AFTER BATTLE OF JUAREZ. WILL ATTACK IN A FEW HOURS Consuls at Juarez Arc Notified by Mexican Rebel Leader That His Army May Begin Battle at Any Hour After Midnight Thursday Night. El Paso , Tex. , April 20. Francisco 1. Madero refused , absolutely to grant an armistice as suggested by Dr. Go mez at Washington. Ho sent in word today that he Would talk armistice af ter the battle of Juarez , and then only. "They want an armistice to get up reinforcements ; that is all , " he said. "We will first light , my army will win or bo whipped at Juarez before we talk armistice. " This morning Madero sent off no tice to consuls of Juarez that he might attack the town any hour after 12 o'clock tonight. JUAREZ BATTLE IMMINENT Insurrectos Demand Surrender Before Night City Fortified. El Paso , Tex. , April 20. Daybreak found the situation around Juarez un changed. There were no alarms dur ing the night and all Is quiet at this hour. It is reported that considerable supplies of ammunition were smug gled across the river to the insurrec- tos under the cover of darkness. Formal demand for the surrender of Juarez within twenty-four hours was made by the insurgents last night , ac cording to Gonzales Garza , secretary general of the insurrecto party , who declared that he had forwarded the demand to General Navarro , the federal oral commander , through the United States counsel at Juarez. Navarro last night denied having received the demand. According to United States officers here , Juarez is well prepared for the expected attack. The trenches outside the city , they say , have been so well constructed as practically to defy discovery and the fortifications within the city show un usual military skill. Juarez , in their opinion , Is in a position to resist the attack of a force far greater than Its garrison. The Insurrectos , it is believed , must attack soon after the expiration of tlio twenty-four-hour respite given in their demand for surrender last night , as they are said to be out of food. From Bauche , twelve miles south of Juarez , where they detrained , they advanced - vanced on foot into the hills near Juarez , taking with them , it is said no food supplies but a flock of goats At Bauche , the insurrectos have their trains under steam ready for a hasty retreat should their attack fail. Advices from the insurrecto camp near Madcra , Chihuahua , last night declared that the force advancing on Juarez "consists of 1,940 men , dlvidei into five columns. One of these , the dispatches stated , was under the command of Francisco I. Madero , jr. the insurrecto commander-in-chlef am the others under Generals Orozco Blanco , Villa and Salazar. A formal demand was made las night on General John Navarro for the surrender of Juarez to the Insur recto army of Francisco I. Madero within twenty-four hours. The de mand reached General Navarro's head quarters while ho was inspecting for tlflcatlons for the city's-defense. The above was confirmed by Gonzales zales Garza , secretary general for the tnsurrecto party , who said : "Formal demand of the Insurrcctoa for the surrender of Juarez withii twenty-four hours has been made 01 General Navarro , commanding the federal garrison of Juarez. The note was sent from El Paso by a messen ger to American Consul Edwards In Juarez to be transmitted to him to Navarro. No reply has ben received. " Later It was learned that Consul Edwards delivered the note at Navar- 3.ro's headquarters while the latter was away on a tour of inspection. Insurrecto Camp , Town of Madera , Chihuahua , Mex. , April 20. Francisco I , Madero , jr. , is marching on the city of Juarez at the head of 1,940 insur- rectos , divided Into five columns , ono under the direction of Madero , and the others under the rebel generals Orozco , Blanco , Villa and Salzar. Abraham Gonzales , so-called provi sional governor of Chihuahua , receiv ed an insurrecto chief reporting twen ty-eight federals killed in a brush be tween the advance guard of the forces moving on Juarez and a detail of troops sent south by General Navarro in Juarez. At Baucho on Sunday sev en of the 1GO insurrectos were killed , It is reported hero. Francisco Madero , sr. , heading a peace mission , spent the night here , the delegation proceeding north hopIng - Ing to reach the younger Madero today - day- dayA A gap of seventy-five miles In the railroad will bo covered on horses. GANNON6RILLSNEWSPAPERS Denounces Them for Criticism Regard- Ing Free Print Paper Bill. Washington , April 20. A bitter do LIFE'S ' DISAPPOINTMENTS < CoD riehL 1SU. ) initiation of newspaper influence in onnectlon with the flpht over free rlnt paper legislation in the last na- ; onal campaign was made by former peakor Joseph C. Cannon , In his vlg- rous speech in the house yesterday ii connection with his opposition to 10 Canadian reciprocity bill. "There has been a good deal of talk bout the price of print paper , a good eal of talk that has run over several ears , " said Mr. Cannon. "Tho committee on ways and means f the sixtieth congress , when John harp Williams introduced his free rlnt paper bill and it went to that ommitteo by an unanimous vote as I m informed , postponed action for that sslon of congress and did not even old a hearing on it. "I was speaker. They unloaded it n me. Wo had a stormy time. News- aper publishers thn'ugh their repre- entatlves , one of whom I shall name , Ir. Herman Hidder , demanded that t | ' hould do what never had been done t efore In the history of the republic ! lint I should recognize Mr Williams r somebody else to rise in his place nd move to discharge the commit- ' eo from further consideration of that 111 , which they had postponed for that 1 ession , and by the time the next esslon would come , the presidential lection would bo over" Mr. Cannon said ho replied he could lot do it , that It would not be Just to ils party. "What happened ? " he continued. "I , vas informed In the presence of wit nesses that if the republican party did not promptly put print paper upon the reo list , that great and good man who Headed the Publishers' association , Mr. Ridder , would support Mr. Dryan for president and contribute $50,000 to his slectlon. We did not pass it When ho time came Mr. Ridder was made .reasurer of that committee and I guess he gave you boys on the demo- ratic side $50,000 , did he not ? The newspapers say so and I have never seen it denied. " When last fall the democrats swept nto power , in the bouse , Mr. Cannon aid ho looked about for some means of defense and Introduced a bill crcat- ng a special committee to investigate : ho print paper question. "I appointed that committee and Mr. Mann headed It. The criticism from ono end of the country to the other , by resolutions passed by the Associated Press , by denunciations in : ho newspapers , was wholly against no for that action. The committee made an honest in vestigation. They found a deficiency of $2 a ton between the cost of pro duction in Canada and In the United States. It was a unanimous report , the democrats on the committee con curring. " Mr. Cannon said the house adopted tbe report. It went to the senate , where there was a compromise be tween $6 , which was the law , and $2 , the amount In the house bill , of ? 3.75. The difference between the tariff board and Mr. Mann's special committee mitteo was that Mann said $2 would represent the difference and the tariff board said $4.14 would represent the difference. "In this bill you reject both of them under this treaty , and lot it in free. " Not Dead in Fire. Chicago , April 20. Three persons supposed to have been burned to deatli in a fire which followed an explosion last night at the wholesale liquor store of Joseph Morici & Co. , were reported today as having left the build ing safely. Morici and bis partner Peter MIsuracek , whom the police ar rested for alleged suspicious actions during the fire , had each a loaded re volver when taken into custody. Notli Ing was found which confirmed theor ies that the explosion resulted from a black hand plot or had been caused by safe blowera. WILL 1 1 DELAY RECIPROCITY HOUSE LEADERS AGAINST BILL WILL OBSTRUCT ACTION. WILL MAKE IT TEDIOUS WORK There Is Not the Slightest Doubt But That the Reciprocity Measure Will Pass the House , But Roll Calls May be Demanded Frequently. Washington , April 20. With gen eral debate still under way and with u ticoie or more-of amendments rouilj" to be offered 'as soon as the measure reaches consideration under the five- minute rule , it was apparent early to day ( that the democratic organization in the house has a stiff fight ahead of It before the Canadian reciprocity bill can bo brought to a vote. There is not the slightest doubt about the bill passing by a big major ity , but the opponents of reciprocity are threatening to resort to obstruc tive tactics and will demand tedious roll calls on all of the various amend ments that are to be offered. The democrats in charge of the bill are determined that no amendment threat ening the integrity of the Canadian reciprocity agreement shall be adopt ed. A number of the amendments that are to be offered to the reciprocity bill propose to put various articles on the free list. The democratic free list bill already is before the bouse , however , and tbe majority leaders will defeat any republican effort to anticipate it. The senate met today for the first time since Monday last. Senator Stone of Missouri had previously an nounced that he would speak today on his resolution calling for an inquiry into conditions along the Mexican bor der. GOVERNOR'S ' JSHING ENDS Outing Near Valentine Cut Short by Urgent State Business. Valentino. Neb. , April 20. Special to The News : Governor Aldrlch , ac companied by Henry Miller. M. V. Nicholson and .1. H. Bachelor , return ed from the lakes yesterday where A. H. VIELE. they have been on a fishing trip , the trip having been cut short on account of the governor being called homo on business. Tlio trip was made In Mr. Bachelor's rar and all of the party expressed themselves well pleased with the outing. The citizens of Val entine gave the governor n smoker In tlio Eagles' lodge rooms last evening so as to give the people of the city a chance to meet Governor Aldrlch which he was here. BUTTON STRIKE STiLL ON All Negotiations Between Iowa Work ers and Manufacturers , Off. Muscatine , la. , April 20. All nego tiations between the local button man ufacturers and their employes are off. At a meeting of the union last night the men unanimously voted not to re turn to work until a better under standing was reached. State Labor Commissioner Van Duyn , through whose efforts a work ing agreement looking toward a settlement - ! tlement of differences was reached Tuesday , finds himself unable to re adjust matters at this time. Before returning to Des Molnes today , Mr. Van Duyn expressed the belief that before long a new and better under standing between the two forces might be reached. WILL YOU PLEASE KINDLY SURRENDER ? THREE TIMES A DAY MEXICAN REBEL MAKES DEMAND BY TELEPHONE. San Diego , Calif. , April 20. Three times a day General Simon Certhold , in command of the rebel forces at Ala mo , telephones to Governor Vega at Ensenda commanding him to surren der the capital of the territory and three times a day Governor Vega tolls the insurgent leader to como and take it. Tlio situation Is causing consider able amusement In Ensenda. No at tempt has been made to cut the tele phone wires between the two points and inperfect security both forces can communicate with each other. "Wo are going to take Ensenda. ' Dertliold is reported to have telephon ed a few days ago , "but we don't IIKO to kill any ono If you will kindly agree to surrender we will occupy the capital peacefully , but if not you must stand tlio consequences. Who's Who In Norfolk A. II. Viele , president of the board of educatloq nml member of the firm of Hoffman & Vielo , was born on a farm In Eaton county , Michigan , on November 30 , 1853. He attended the Michigan public schools. At the age of 17 he went from Dellevuo , Mich. , to Ionia , where for five years be was em ployed as a clerk In a store. Later he came to Nebraska and settled on a farm near Blair with his parents , who preceded him to that place. In 1881 he was married to Miss Kate Noyes of Blair. For a few years Mr. Vielo was employed as a fireman on the Northwestern - western railroad and was later pro- motcd to the position of engineer. He came to Norfolk in 1890 and In 1903 ho gave up railroading and bought out Robert S. Smith's interest in the Hoff man furniture store , which is now known as the Hoffman & Vlole store. Mr. Vlele is now president of the board of education , which place he has held for four years. Ho served two years on the city council , of which body ho was once president. CLIMAX IN D , A , R , FIGHT ELECTION SCRAP COMES TO A HEAD THIS AFTERNOON. WAR BEEN WAGED TWO YEARS Mrs. Scott of Illinois Is Standing for Re-election as President General , While Mrs. Story of New York Has Kept up Hot Campaign. Washington , April 'JO. The climax f the twentieth continental congress of the Daughters of American Kovolu- on was reached today when voting egan for president-general. The theV national officers also are to be lected today. The results will note o known until late today. In the leantlmo excitement among the dole- ates runs high. Advocates of both Mrs. Matthew T. cott of Illinois , standing for ro-oloc- on as president-general , and of Mrn. k'llllam G. Story of New York entered ) day's session , claiming victory. Two 'ears ' ago Mrs , Scott , after a blttor ght , won over Mrs. Story by a small majority. The present campaign hats over lagged during the last two years ml has been marked by much acrl- nony. It is believed the contest will o close. Administration candidates are : Mrs. lenry L. Mann , vice president-goner- 1 ; Miss Florence 13. Pierce , chaplain- ; eneral ; Mrs. II. L. Songkins , record- ig secretary-general ; Mrs. W. F.Den is , corresponding secretary-general ; -Irs. - G. M. Brumbaugh , registrar-gen- nil ; Mrs. W. G. Hoover , treasurer- enenil ; Mrs. C. W. Hassett , historian- eneral ; Mrs. K. S. Thompson , assist- nt historian-general ; Miss A. Gillette , brarlnn-gpneral. All are from the District of Colum- la except Mrs. Bassctt , Maryland , ml Mrs. Thompson , Massachusetts. The opposition candidates are : Mrs. Miranda D. Tulioch , vice prcsl- out-general ; Mrs. W. E. Homier , outh Calorlna , chaplain-general ; Mrs Prank Hold , District of Columbia , re- ordlng secretary-general ; Mrs. W. A moot , Virginia , corresponding sccro- ary-gcncral ; Miss G. M. Pierce , New fork , registrar general ; Mrs. H. F Ulount , District of Columbia , treasur- r-general ; Mrs. C. A. Thomas , New orsey , historian-general ; Mrs. C. II iissell , Connecticut , assistant histor- an-general ; Miss Aline Solomons , lp-trlct of CoKi'ttblallbrai'.u. . . * guii- ral. SEPARATION OF THE CHURCH AND STATE PORTUGUESE CABINET FINISHES DECREE. MAKES DETAILS PUBLIC. Lisbon , April 20. The cabinet has Inlshed the decree of separation of church and state. This will be pro mulgated on Friday or Saturday. The nain points are : The state concedes entire liberty of all creeds , the Catholic creed ceasing o be the state religion from the date of tbe promulgation. Henceforth , all churches will be maintained by the faithful The benellced clergy will continue o receive stipends until July 1 , after which they will he paid pensions. The property necessary to the cele bration of the public worship will be eded to the clergy free of cost. All of tiie Portuguos ( > and foreign clergy engaged In religious work will ontlnue as hitherto , but all others mist obtain authorization. All the religious property which is > roved to- belong to private Individ- lal.s , either Portuguese or foreign , will be respected. British and other foreign seminaries will be allowed to remain , but persons connected with the seminaries will lot be allowed the streets in the cler- cal garb. As the Catholic will no longer be the state religion , priests may marry. In case of death , pensions will revert to the parents , widow or children. The separation of church and state was announced in a decree Issued by the provisional government last Oc tober. Details of the separation were for the consideration of the cabinet. The announcement of Foreign Minis ter Machado last January that the de cree would be promulgated within a month led to the Issuance of n pas toral letter by the patriarch of Lisbon to the archbishops and bishops of Per tugal. Tills letter , while It acclaimed tlio government for certain measures , crit icised it harshly because of the dis solution proposal. The government ordered the provincial authorities to forbid the reading of the pastorial let ter and later the arrest of several priests followd for disobeying. THE POPEJDISPOSEO Advised by Physician to Avoid OverExertion - Exertion , but Maintains Routine. Home , April 20. Pope Pius X is somewhat Indisposed and has been cautioned by his private physician , Dr. Glusseppo Petnccl , to avoid overexer tion. His holiness , however , has re fused to change from his dally routine nnd today celebrated mass and gave a few private audiences.