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Gen. Maas May Try to Retake Vera Cruz
Eight More Marines Killed in Second Day's Fighting Diplomatic Relations Ended EXTRA The Omaha Daily Bee THE WEATHER. Unsettled VOL. XLIII-NO. 232. IORN1NG, APRIL 24, 1914-TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. EIGHT MORE ARE KILLED IN SECOND DAY'S JIGHTING City of Vera Cruz is Cleared of the Snipers After Short Battle Early in the Morning. HUNDRED FIFTY MEXICANS DEAD Exact Number, Wounded Cannot Be Ascertained. ARTILLERY FIRE IS EFFECTIVE Naval School Wrecked by Shells of Smaller Ships. FEW PRISONERS ARE TAKEN Captured Snipers Expected to Be Ex ecuted Without Delay. SPANISH COMMANDER SULKY Itefnuea to 'Take Ills Ship Outside the nreakirater Until Second Request Is Made by near Admiral Fletcher. WASHINGTON, April 13. Twelve Americans have been killed and fifty wounded In the occupation of Vera Cruz. This uaa announced In a dispatch trom Rear Admiral Badger, made public by the Navy department at 2:45 a. m. Eight men were killed and thirty wounded In today's fighting In the Mexi can city. An earlier report had put the second day's casualties at two killed and, ten wounded, making the total six killed and thirty wounded. At 3:15 a, m. the Navy department is sued this statement: ' "Official list. of casualties of Americana at Vera Crux April 22 follows: "Dead: "R. PERCY, private, marine corps. "!. O. FRIED, ordinary seaman. "W. I. WATSON, ordinary seaman. "F. P. DEWWRY, seaman. "A. S. STREAM, ordinary seaman, jd. .A, 8MJTH, ordinary seaman. ':&Sp, DEFABIR, synner'H. mate, ttyrd class. -j' " ' "FRANK DEVOR1CK, ordinary sea- ,Serl6uiry wounded: . . . 'H. Pulllam. fireman, first class; Gullloan, ordinary seamant M. Fitzgerald, sergeant marine corps; J, Peoples, pri vate; W, Ppnkowskl. ordinary seaman! H. J. Kapplen, ordinary seaman; W. M. JBass, seaman; C. U Nodatek. ordinary seaman; J. L. Bennett, coxswain: K. Christy, seaman; A. G. Ebct, private; H. E. Holalnger. private; H. K. Boyle, ordinary seaman; Robinson, ordinary sea man; J. Cantwell, no rating; A. E. Doe. ordinary seaman; U W. Taylor, no rat ing; F. N. Kalmers, no rating. G. Ralney. private; E. P. Peterson, private; J. McMillan, private; F. Manz, ordinary seaman; C. R. Harseberger. or dinary seaman; H. M McKcrson. boat swain mate second class; J. U Kwaplck, seaman; N. Schartz. ordinary seaman. Slightly wounded: Lieutenant J. P. Laniion. ordnance of fleer battleship Now Hampshire; G. M. Davidson, private; R. Shaker, private; H. J. Reed, private; C. J. Leahy, ordi nary seaman: C. D. Cameron, ordinary seaman: J. F. Place, seaman; C. GIs- burne. electrlclan: J. a. aww,,, man: W. M. Schmidt, seaman, . McCloy, boatswain's mate; J. R. Gilbert, seaman; E. G, Rlckard eltriM; H. Copcland. seaman; W. H. Mangles, ordinary seaman. Story of the nattle. VERA CRUi April 2S.-rEarly yester- day afternoon the city ot vera w (Continued on Page Two.) The Weather -Unsettled; probably showers; cooler. .. nt omasa -irmiKTunr, at omasa Hours. Deg. ,...63 .,..62 ....60 ,...5J 5 a. m.. 6 a. m.. 7 a. m.. 8 a. m.. 9 a. m.. 10 a. m.. 11 a. m.. 12 m...... 1 p. m.. 2 p. m.. S p. m.. ....59 I ...,9 ....t ....62 ....61 ....61 ....62 A p. m. 5 p. m 62 6 p. m , 63 7 p. m 63 S n. m 63 Comparative Local Record. Jtfghest yesterday ,9& 19 ucan temperature 02 is Precipitation 05 1.02 .00 .0) de- Temperature and precipitation partures from the normal; Normal temperature s. Excess for the day.... " 2 Total excess since March l'...,i, &s Normal precipitation li'lnch Deficiency for the day 07 nch Total rainfall since March 1 2.22 Inches Deficiency since March 1 1.30 Inches Excess for cor. period, 1813 5.1S Inches Deficiency for, cor. period.. 1912.. .12 Inch Reports from Stations at T P. sr. : Station and State Temp. High- Rain Of Weather. 7 n tn -.t n -ncycniic, partly ciouay..) Davenport, cloudy ...60 ' Denver, clear M Des Moines, cloudy ii Dodge City, cloudy 6S Lander, cloudy 4S North Platte, pt. cloudy. ..60 Omaha, cloudy 61 Pueblo, clear 60 Rapid, City, cloudy M Salt I-ake City. pt. cloudy.M Santa Fe, partly cloudy... M Sheridan, rain 5 Sioux City, rain 60 Valentine, cloudy 52 SO 60 M 60 72 18 66 63 60 64 IS K 60 62 "T" Indicates-trace of precipitation. U A. WELSH. Local Forecaster. Is This Drawn tor Th. riee oy r'dwelf. TAMPICO ON THE QUI- YHSNw vtm&4 News of Intention of United States Kept from Public. MAY.O' PERFECTS-, HIS PLANS. Head- to Take Americans Avrny In Emergency Rebels Order People 'J' Ilitcli into the City from the Suhnrb. TAMPICO, Mexico, Apll 20.-(Vla Gal veston. An'rll ?i Otuva fm-tf nr rt hero for the safety of- hundreds of Amer- j leans, Including many women and chil dren; lh'the oil campsat Topllla and othsr' river points and Interior camps. All these Americans are said 10 be un armed and defenseless against attacks of either federals or Insurgents. Many .oil companies are directing their employes to return to Tampico. Notice wns. posted today In Consul Clarcnco Miller's office that Mexico had refused the American demands to salute the flag and that President Wilson had referred, the matter to congress. The news produced n profound sensation In the, American colony. , Many Inquiries poured In upon Mr. Mil ler as to what step had been taken to furnish protection In case of a popular anti-American uprising. The gravity of the situation was In creased by the Issuance of orders today for all American merchant vessels to leave the river Immediately and lie out side until further notice. Mayo Tnkra Precaution. It was known that Admiral Mayo had made all preparations , for protecting Americans ashore, but, details were with held because the admiral wished to avoid creating unnecessary alarm. The first hint of Intervention It was feared might precipitate an attack on Americans and It an outbreak should occur the Imperial hotel, which is filled with Americans, likely would be the cen ter of attack. The hotel, however easily could be made defensible. It is near the river and readily accessible to landing parties of marines from the Des Moines, the Chester and the Dolphin. The Ches ter and Dolphin continued today clearing for action. HeliiforcenirutK for Rebels. Rebels were reported this morning to have re-entered Donaceclla and Arbol, whero they advised all residents to re move to Tampico. It Is believed the at tack on Tampico might be renewed with tho arrival of constitutionalist reinforce ments reported near. The federals continued strengthening their forces'. There was a fight yester day eight miles west ot the. city, from which the rebels retired, bringing a tew wounded. American marlnea ashore tn uniform hen- attract much attention, but so far there has been no unpleasant manifesta tions. City Full of Disease. Sanitary conditions tn Tampico are de plorable. The streets are In a foul con dition and no water Is available except that .drawn from wells within the city. 01 1 Many of the wells have been contaml- nated and even this supply rapidly la becoming exhausted, with no prospect of resumption of operations at the water works plan), which was disabled by the rebels, who will resist any attempt ;o make repairs Smallpox and fevers are spreading. Several cases classed In the hospitals as "percunous fever" are said to bear strik ing resemblance to slow fever. With the approach of hot weather epidemics are feared. WhiJ mm ;e Up Against? SAY.' WHO'S FIGH7 IS THIS AN WAY ? iV BRIGADE AT i 1, It : ! BRIO.-OEN. JOHN PEIlSlIINa. Spanish War Vets Decide to Meet Next Year in This City (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, April 23.-(Hpeclal Telegram.) Ringing speeches and resolutions pledg ing support to President Wilson in case war was' declared closed the session of the Spanish War Veterans, In session here yesterday. Omaha will bo the scene ot the next session In 1915. Officers elected wore: L. H. Warner, Geneva, department commander; Frank F, Heels, Norfolk, senior vice commander; 1m M. Travis, Omaha, junior vice com mander; Fred Ludden, Lincoln, Inspector; Frank L. Dlnsmofe Teoumseh, Judge advocate; Robert P. Jensen, Omaha, sur geon; W. H. Underwood, Omaha, chap lain; Frank H. Thomas, marshal. It was voted to send Frank I. Ringer to the national encampment at the ex pense of the organization. ERSHING TO COMMAND BRIGADE ORDERED SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.-The Eighth brlgado under Brigadier General John J. Pershing will go from San Francisco' io j the, border. The brigade comprises tho i Sixteenth Infantry, Colonel George Ii. Hell, the Sixth, Colonel James M. Ar- rasmlth, and the Twelfth, Colonel Richard M. Rlatchford. ' The Sixteenth and the Sixth w?re ready to move within the hour. The Twalfth, near Pola Alto, might have to return here for full equipment. California Mllltla Sent to tlorUrr LOS ANQELKH, Cal.. April 23.-Fo'ur companies of the Seventh regiment. Call. turn iiMiuiiBi viumi m una a inacnine gun platoon, mobilized early today for service at Calexlco, the border town, op posite Mexican, lower California, and the strategic point for protection ot Irriga tion water system ot Imperial valjey. The force, which numbers about 250 -man, will leave tonight 8 wiv.. - v- . .mat OFFER PRISONERS SAFETY Mlnrrtf-Offer tt? EscWMen arid Womeit Out of District. STATE TROOPS ARE EXPECTED Their ArrlTal May tie i Sltrnai for neflrinnlnar or Another Illoody riRht Striker In nn Italy Mood. nULLETIN. TRINIDAD, Colb., April 23.-A long distance telephone1 rtessage from the Emolro mine. whrn tmtn lwtitv tr ' thirty men. women and chlMi-m hv I been imprisoned for twenty-four hours, I said that a party of strikers approached mo mine shortly before noon today and offered the prisoners a chance to sur render and be conducted safely out of tho strike district. E. N, Snyder, a union organizer, who telephoned the mersage, said that all the captives wre believed to be alive, al though no algns of life had been observed during the morning. He said the last shots from tho mine were fired about 6 o'clock last evening. Snyder admitted hat both entrances to tho mine had been blocked by dynamite blasts, and that the fan was out of com mission. He said that there was no danger of suffocation and a party of miners was on their way to rescue the prisoners. TRINIDAD, Colo., April 23.-With the toll of yesterday's fighting still unknown three mining properties burned to the ground, others reported destroyed, the fate of thirty refugees of the Emnlr mine who took refuge In the slope still In doubt and a rapidly Increasing number of armed men still active, the situation In southern Colorado today was more crit ical, than at any time during the strike. Eleven are said to have been killed yesterday In the flghtlnK npar Arullar. and a score are reported missing. Prop erty damage Is estimated at 1200,000. The .'Continued on Page Three.) Vera Cruz Prepares for Coming of Mexican Soldiers VERA CRUZ, April 23,-MaJdr Smedley D. Butter of the marine corps was dis patched on outpost duty with a detach ment of marines to a position a few miles beyond tho western limits of the city on the railroad. They took a light field piece with tbem. Many ot the men were drawn from the Panama battalion for merly commanded by Major Dutler, The city was prepared throughout the night for an attack by the Mexicans. Captain Rush, acting under the orders ot Rear Admiral Fletcher, continued tn Im mediate command of the garrison. Wltli the exception of the tramping of detachments of sailors and marines there was seare'ely a sound In the city, but occasionally a sniping shot wan heard from the suburbs. While the landing parties from the American fleet were engaged In patrol Ing the city the war vessels were coaling. Their crews are short-handed, but the men worked with a will. Bulletins giving details of shore hap penings were posted and all on board were cheered by the reports that the bluejackets and marines had made a splendid display ot courage and deter mination, although most ot them had DECLARATION MAAS TO MOVE ON VERA CRUZ WITH FRESH FORCES Federal General Plans to Retake Port Now Held by the United States Naval Forces. FEDS AND REBS WILL UNITE Join Forces to Resist Taking of Tampico by Americans. EMBARGO ON ARMS RESTORED Troops on Border Ordered to Hold Up All Shipments. WILSON ANSWERS CARRANZA Chieftain is Told Operations Are Not Aimed at Nation. MUST DEAL WITH THE FACTS nrpretslm Mrnanrrn Am Directed nt Ilnertn, Those Whom llo Commnnds nnd Those Who Come to Ills Support. VERA ORUZ. April 3.-General Gus tavo Maas, tormer Mexican commander at Vera Cms, was reported today to he Intending to move against the city with strong reinforcements brought up from Pueblo WASHINGTON, Apill 23. American marines and bluejackets today gained possession of breastworks three miles In and from Vera Cruz. This position Is on the rallroM to Mexico City and has been In the possession of Huerta sotdtcrs since the United States forces took possession pf th city, Mexican Faction Unite. WASHINGTON, April M.VOVil fctichVa the Va.f department hore today that th constitutionalists and the ltucrtalatn at .Tanipliio have united to oppose nny American operations. Reported movements of Mexican troops In the neighborhood of Juarez here today dovclopcd tho fact thnt the State and War departments aro anxious to secure information as to tho whereabouts of General Paucho Villa and his force of constitutionalists. Villa was last heard, from In the neighborhood of Torreon, but Amerlcnn authorities have lost track of his movements. Kxrltempiit nt El I'niMi. EL PASO. Tex., April 23.-Four. troop trains ana one train loaded with horses ara ammunition are sold to havo left Chihuahua last night for Juurcz, across tho river from hie. The rorces, It Is said, are commanded by General Torlblo Ortega. Tho news was telephoned to Colonel Hatfield, commanding at Fort, Hllss, and ho sent tho Information with a request for instructions to tho War department. At Juarez every effort was mado to conceal news ot the trains. Tho bare facts ns given, however, wcro coaxed from an apparently authentic source. Colonel Hatfield received orders to re store the embargo on arms and ammuni tion consigned to Mexico, and It was put Into effect by Zach L. Cobb, collector of the port. Great Kxvltrment In Kl I'nso. Foreigners aro reported flocking to the railroads in Mexico bn their way to the United States. There were seventy or more refugees on this morning's train from Chihuahua and the special carrying American Consul Hamm of Durango and a large body of foreigners from that city la due here to night. General Carranza's reply to Secretary Bryan caused greater excitement hero than did the taking ot Vera Cruz, for It was Interpreted to mean war between (Continued on Pago Two.) gone under fire for the first time. During yesterday's fight at the Naval academy while the Prairie was shelling the market place, whero the Mexican snipers had taken refuge, a .Mexican wo man came oui of a building adjoining the market, passed along tho exiiowsd rmm and entered the Naval academy, around wiwcn tne aliens were falling. The crews of the Prairie's boats, which were com ing ashore, stopped shooting until she disappeared. Afterward they reopened their flro on the market place. The federal garrison yesterday evacu ated Pledras Negras and camped about ten miles below the city. This morning a captain and three privates returned In an armored automobile. Their work of destruction In the railroad shops and yards on the Mexican side attracted the attention of the American patrol. When the captain and his men approached the Mexican end of the bridge with several packages under their arms American guns were levelled over the International line and the Mexicans were ordered to with draw. They obeyed and after dynamiting the railroad switches In the yard de parted southward. OF WAR NEAR AT HAND Nutshell News of the Mexican Embroglio Fnnston tn t'nmninnil, WASHINGTON. April 23. -Brigadier eGneral Frederick Funston has been as signed to command the brigade ordered to Vera Cruz from aGlveslon. More Triiopa for llordcr. WASHINGTON. April 23.-Three regi ments of Infuntry nt San FrancUco and Mm iirltllorv nt Fiirt lllUv. Kan., were ordered tonight to report to Brigadier General Bliss for service along the Mex ican border. llrlsnilr of Infantry for Vera t.'ra. WASHINGTON, April 23.-A brigade of Infantry and somo artillery wilt be dis patched from Galveston to Vera Cruz to co-opcrato with the navy there. Rmhararo Restored, WASHINGTON. April 2I.-Secretary Garrison announced al 9 p. m. tho em bargo against shipment ot arms Into Mexico from tho United States had been restored. St. I.nuln tn Sail. SEATTLE, Wash., April 23.-Ordera were received nt. tho Puget Bound Navy yard tonight for the cruiser St. Louis to nail Immediately for Mazatlan, Mex vis, San Dlcgo. Tho St. Louis will leave at 8 o'clock tomorrow. Artillery Goes to nnrder.. SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.-The Sixth company ot the Coast artillery statlonod at the Presidio here, left last night by special train for tho Mexican border. Thirty-Five Knllst nt Norfolk. NORFOLK, Neb., April 2S.-(SpecIal Tl egram.) Lieutenant Hart ot Schuyler, under orders from General Hall, la In Norfolk assisting In enlisting men for a company which will bo part of the Sixth Nebraska regiment. General Hnll has In structed officers here to enlist 108 men. About thirty-five men enlisted today. American NmrltrrN Will Close. NEW YORK, April M.-fhe American Smelting and Refining company an nounced hero .today that It had ord6red all Its mines and smelters In Mexico closed down. Instructions were sent to all American employes to leave Mexico mmedlatcl )V. . ' Rebel Junta Drnlrn Movement nr. PASO. Tex.. Anrll 23. At 1 o'clock this afternoon the rebel. Junta hero dented that troops were moving on Juarez from Chihuahua. It said tho report wo prob ably due to the fact that Villa left tor Juarez to visit Mrs. Villa. Troops Ordered to Bonier. SAN ANTONIO, Tox April 23.-A11 available troops at Fort f'm Houston wero ordered out for border f)atrol serv Ice late today. Battery B goes to El Paso and cavalry troops to Eagle Pass, Laredo and Brownsville. Mirirett Ordered to Front, WASHINGTON, April 23. Brigadier General Hunter Liggett haa been relieved from duty us president of the War col lego hern and assigned to command the Fourth brigade at Texan City, to take ef fect not later than Mar 1. Colonel Bui lard. Twenty-sixth Infantry, as senior officer of tho brigade, has been tempo rarlly In command, Brigadier General Montgomery M. Ma comb, lately In command of tho military forces In Hawaii, succeeds General Llg gett as president of the War college here. nrmli fiunrds American Interests. WASHINGTON, April 23. Secretary Bryan announced today tint arrange ments had been made with the Brazilian government whereby the archives of the American embassy In Mexico City will be turned over to tho Brazilian legation In that city. Mr. Bryan made this an nouncement after a conference with Am bassador Oagama. llnnilrril nebcin flench Jnares. JUAREZ. Mcx.. April 23. Four hundred rebel troops from Chihuahua arrived here todav from Chihuahua, bringing the strength of tho local garrison to 900 men. Two hundred more of Villa's personal tcr,H will arrive with their chief this evening. HoBtllllleH Cease at Slonterey. BROWNSVILLE. Tex.. April 23. Hos initUa between the Mexican federals and constitutionalists, fighting for the pos session of Monterey, largest city of north ern Mexico, have ceased, according to reports here today, and leaders ot tne twit con ferred under a flag of truce on the situation existing between the United States and Mexico. illolis at Mexico City. NEW YORK, April 23. A dispatch re eelved early this morning from Mexico City dated last night said that mobs wero forming In the capital for an anti-Amen- can demonstration. Mixlniiiiii Try Wreck nrldo-e. EAGLE PASS, Tex., April 2J.-Aftcr dntrnvlnir all machinery In railroad shops, blowing up railroad switches and rnmnvlnir Instruments trom the tele graph office In Pledras Negras, Mex., early today, a party of Mexican federals was nrevented from blowing up the Mex loan end of the International bridge when the American border patrol arrived. Senate Pnsae Relief Resolution, WASHINGTON, April 23,-The senate late today, after considerable debate, passed the emergency resolution, giving President Wilson $500,000 to be used tn his discretion for the removal of Amer ican dozens from Mexico. The resolution, which passed the house yesterday, will go at once to the president for his signature. ALGARA ASKS FOR HIS PAPERS FROM SECRETARY BRYAN Mexican Charge de Affaires Adds to Acutenesi of Situation by De mand for His Passports. BItAZILLIAN EMBASSY TO ACT Americans in Streets Are Threat ened with Violence. CHARGE IS GIVEN PASSPORTS I'Shaughnessey May Be Unable to Leave as Intended. PLAN TO SEIZE THE RAILROAD Attempt Will Be Made to Keep Line to Capital Open. MILITARY COUNCIL IS CALLED Attitude; of Carransa Mar Make En tire Chance lu Plan of Military Operatlonn Neceoaarr Mar Call Mllltla. WASHINGTON, April 23,-Charge Al- gara, after conferring with Secretary of State Bryan, said that he had m&da formal demand for his passports and ex pected to receive them late today. He said he would leave Washington tonight and probably would go to Europe. Algara said that no foreign representa tives here had yet been designated to handle Mexican affairs, but .that the sit uation would, be turned over to .the Bra zilian embassy. Secretary Qf Stato Brvun, Just betota going Into conference with the president. said that Charge AUrftaWMIM vera bring prepared In tho Stato department and would, bo delivered, to him lata today. O'SBaatfhnessnr Gives Passports. Nelson. OlShaughhtsay, the American charge d'affaires at Mexico City, has been handed his passport by General Huerta and la preparing to leave Mexico City. Huerta'a handing of passports to ..arge Q'Shaughncssy was regarded as a most sensational development in the situation, and It was believed to forecast a declara tion ot war ori the part ot Huerta. Tho giving of passports to a minister or charge d'affaires In most cases, though not Invariably, has preceded a declara tion ot war. Charge O'Shaughnessy telcgrapi. the State department, under date ot Wed nesday night, as follows: "Having been glyen my passports. I am leaving tomorrow night or IQrlday morning." The message was given out at 3:30 a. m. The fact that Charge O'Shaughnessy had been handed his passports by Gen eral Huerta added an acute aspect to the situation, but has been more or less expected. The Interests of the United States will be looked after by one or two of the other foreign legations. Sec retary Bryan said that the mere with drawal of the charge d'affaires did not necessarily mean war Private advices reaching here today In code from Mexico City disclosing that Americana there were In danger, have been communicated to government offi cials. The dispatches were from a source ot unquestioned trustworthiness and bore thodate of today, set forth that mobs of Mexicans were forming for anti-American demonstrations; that Americans on the streets had been menaced and threatened with violence and that they wero con centrating at the embassy for mutual pro tection. The State department haa been ad vised that between 800 and 1,000 American citizens still are In Mexico City. The last message from Charge O'Shaughnessy said he expected to leave Mexico City tonight or tomorrow morn ing, but that by no means would he go to Vera Cruz today, It was stated by the department. Plans to Seise Iload to Mexico City. It waa learned early today that the Navy and War departments had made plans for the early seizure ot the railroad from Vera Cruz to Mexico City. A recon r.oltering party has reported still Intact two bridged on the railroad, one ten miles and one eighteen miles .from Verj (Continued on Page Two.) The National" Capital Thursday, April 33, 101-1, The House. Met at noon. Debate on naval appropriation bill te sumed. Representative Sabath. Illinois, eulo gized the Jew In the army and navy In calltlng attention to the death ot Samuel "Martin" Mlsenberg of Chicago at Vera Cruz. Merchant marine committee considered seamen's bill. Mother Jones, Colorado strike leader, testified before mines committee. The Senate. Met at noon. Appropriations committee reported fa vorably bill appropriating 150O.C0O asked for by the president to get Americans out of Mexico. Former Senator Foraker opposed repe.il ot Panama canal free tolls provision be fore committee on lueroceanlo cajuils.