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xico jrrer or i nree South American Kepublics to Intervene Accepted by President Wilson EXTRA The Omahaunday THE WEATHER. Eain VOL. XLIII NO. 234. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, 914.1914 SIX SECTIONS SIXTY PAGES. Oa Train and at RoUl News Stand, So, SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. Bee AlTCKpn FOUR AMERICANS KILLED BY MOB IN MEXICO CITY Vera Cruz Paper Publishes Story of Attacks Made on Citizens of the United States. THREE TAKEN OFF STREET CARS Fourth is Reported Killed in Y. M. C. A. Building.. CONDITIONS GROWING WORSE Americans in Interior of Mexico in Grave Danger, DEPEND ON FOREIGN GUARDS mericans in Mexico City Will Take Refuge in Legations. MEN TAKEN FROM TRAIN HELD JlrjBti A ska Brazilian Consulate to Secure Release of Americans nnd Briton Arrested at Orliabn Krldny. VBkA CRUZ. April 25.-E1 Dtctamcn. a Vera Cruss newspaper, today says four Americans have been killed by mobs In Mexico City. It declares It tias received this Information from the federal capital. Three of the American victims were taken out of street cars and killed on tho streets, while tho fourth was killed In the Young Men's Christian association buildings by members of the base ball team, to which he belonged, accord ing to El Dlctamen, which made Ha re appearance today. Tho Information as to the massacre of Americans has not been confirmed from any .other source and s considered doubtful in many quarters. Vera Qrus woe today (splayed from di rect communication with the Interior, but tho sparso noWa'b'roWrit'riere by refugees Indicate that the state of affairs rls bad and rapidly growing worse, so far as Americans are concerned. The refugees 'arriving here bring word of Intense anti-American feeling in all directions. Tho American military authorities In Vera Cruz consider the situation of Americans in the capital and all over tho republic . grave. Conditions In Vera Cms Normal. Almost normal tranquillity haa been restored in the city, but occasional snip ing occurred during the night. There was, however, no general disorder, the doml. nltlon of tho city by the American forces having been generally accepted by resi dents. The order Issued from the admiral's headquartere for tho closing of all sa loons remained In effect today. The restaurants are having difficulty In furnishing the usual quantity and quality of food, owing to the impossi bility of obtaining supplies. Prices havp, therefore, been advanced. llrynn Reports Arrest of Briton. WASHINGTON, April 25.-Secretary Bryan said today that he has notified Ambassador Spring-Rice of the reported arrest of a British subject at Orizaba. lie was one of twenty foreign railroad employes, nineteen of them Americans, who were reported arrested there. Mr. Bryan denied the reports that three pris oners had been executed and stated that tho Brazilian consulate had been ap pealed to for their release. Americans remaining In Mexico City aro enllrelyj dependent on the Huerta government and tho small guards' main tained at the foreign legations for pro tection, It was stated at the State de partment today. There are between sixty and one hundred men, It was said, at tached to the various foreign legations in tho Mexican capital armed with small arms and machine guns, on whom the Americans might depend. These, the de partent said, would be effective only against sporadic mob violence and would be practically powerless against any gen eral movement or any mob attack the Mexican government might Ignore. It was expected that the Americans In the (Continued on Pago Six.) The Weather For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity Fair; somewhat cooler. ' Temperature nt Uiunan, Yesterday. J. T Jiours. ."'SUe 5 a. m...mtWi,.te 6 a. m .,..f3 6 a. m 7 a. m t0 8 a. m 62 9 a. m 66 10 a. m TO 11 a. m 7J K m.. ....75 1 p. in 77 S p. m 78 3 p. m 7g 4 p , 79 5 p. m. SO 6 P. m....... 73 7 p. m...v 78 Compnrattve Lorn I Record. 1314. 1913. 1912. 1911. Highest yesterday 81 63 5 CI 3 x west yesterday 56 W 65 44 Mean temperature 68 1 60 54 Precipitation CO .00 .01 .00 Temperature and precipitation de partures from the normal: Normal temperatures K Kxeesi for the itiv l joibj excess since -March l.., vo jvormai precipitation 12lnoh Deficiency far tha rlo v . i nh Total rainfall since March 1 S.48 Inches )flcieney since March 1 Inch Excess for cor. period. 1S13 2.23 Inches (Deficiency for corpertod, 1912. . .sa inch U A. WELSH, Local Forecaster. Pruw.n tor Tug uoe or ruWuli. QermgjiJinister in Refuses to Surrender Arms to Huerta x VldRA CRUZ, April 25. A demand lias been madoton tho German, legation in Mexico City to surrender tho arms imported for tile protection of tho German residents there, according to information Teaching hero. Admiral Von Ilintze, the German minister, replied: ?'If you get tho arms you will have to fight for them." ARRANGEMENTS TO EXCHANGE REFUGEES. VERA CRUZ, April 25. Mexicans desiring to reach tho interior, from Vera Crue aro to bo exchanged for American rofugceg who wish, to reach tho coast, according to wo. arrangement made today. American naval officers on duty in the city became convinced after an Investigation of tho sniping which occurred last ulght that they had to deal with a secret organization which posts snipers after dark and av points where their fire is most effective, VERA CRUZ, April 25. A train full of Mexicans is leaving today to go to the break in the lino some miles from the city. The Mexican passen gers are there to bo transferrd to the equipment used by Nelson O'Shaugh nessy when ho came from Mexico City. On board tills train they are go to Cordoba, and if possible tho train is to tako up there tho many Americans reported to bo marooned in that place Efforts to effect such an exchange made. v The dispatch of a second train has been planned and it is thought prob able that Consul William W. Canada will go out to Cordoba with it. TI10 British consul is also going to communicate with the Mexicans in regard to the British subjects, of whom a considerable number aro said to be held at Cordoba. JAPAN WILIi NOT SEND WARSHIPS. WASHINGTON, April 25. The Japanese ambassador, Viscount Chlnda, aud the Chinese minister, K. F. Shah, today, at the secretary's request, on the question of protection of Japanese and Chinese subjects in Mexico, It is understood Viscount Chin da stated to Secretary Bryan that Japan nt present hod no intention of sending more warships to Mexico, aa had. been reported. CABINET OFFICERS SEND FOR MAPS. WASHINGTON, April 25, Secretary of 8tato Bryan and Postmaster General Burleson were called to the White House lato today for a conference on the Mexican situation. The postmaster general is particularly anxious about conditions on the Texas border, where the local authorities are clam oring for additional troops. The cabinet officers were in conference with the president for about an hour. During the discussion a number of detailed maps of Mexico and the border territory were sent for. uie result ui 1110 cumerence. - HUNDRED BRITISH SUBJECTS MAROONED. VERA CRUZ, April 25. The British consul here has received a report that 100 British subjects aro among the refugees marooned at Cordoba, in the state of Vera Cruz, on tho railroad from Mexico City. BRITISH ADMIRAL RESCUES REFUGEES. PORT ARRANSAS, Tex., April 25 Tho yacht Wacklva arrived In port today with 180 refugees from Tamplro. Captain JolHson said tho Mexican federals refused to allow tho Wacklva to sail and a British ad miral boarded it and hoisted a British admiral flag. He then ordered it out to sea and they were not molested further. Admiral Mayo requested Washington to have refugees released from quarantine at once, as there is no accommodations on board tho yacht for them. The refugees are officials and employes of the Huasteca Petroleum company. FIRE LOSS OF NEUVO LAREDO HALF MILLION. LAREDO, April 25. Laredo UUs morning awoko to find that danger of immediate trouble from Mexican federals had passed. Most of the firea were extinguished by the rain of last night. None of the Mexicans returned to Neuvo Laredo today. A few men crossed the International bridge. EMBASSY SUCCEEDS IN HIDING FIFTY RIFLES. VERA CRUZ, April 25. The American embassy In Mexico City saved fifty out of the 300 rifles In its possession when the order for their seizure came from General Huerta. Tho fifty rifles were hidden and Nelson O'Shaughnessy took a, receipt for the rifle and machine guns confiscated. When War Comes Mexican Capital and bring thorn back to Vera Cruz. and other courtesies aro now being conferred with Secretary Bryan lato They would make no statement aa'tJd; union Leaders And Adjutant General Chase in Conference, STRIKERS OFFER THEIR TERMS fc Demand Thoy Do AltoYreA to Keep Arms nnd that Mine Guards Re Sent Out of the District. , TRINIDAD. Colo., April K.-Peace or war In the southern Colorado coal field was expected to bo determined today at a conference between Adjutant Clenoral John Chase, representing the state gov ernment, and John Tt. Lawson, John Mc Lennan and Robert O. Bolton of the United Mine Workers. Lawson said at 10;3Q o'clock that the minors' conferees would start within an hour for General Chase's military head quarters at Ludlow. "We are trying to bring peace and end tho strike," ho sold. "We are constantly receiving offers of volunteers, arms, ammunition and money from various parts of Colorado and from outside the state. But I think we should be humble In victory, and I will gladly meet General Chase or anyone else and talk over plans for preventing any further bloodshed. I want peace, but I want peace .with Justice." strikers from the hills and coal camps estimated by Bolton at 300 were In Trini dad today, No runs were to be seen on tha street, although a number of rifles were In' evidence, stacked In tho head quarters of the United Mine "Workers. Pending the conference tha temporary truce agreed upon last night was still In effect ' No disorders were reported from anywhere in the southern district, al though reports to Victor-American head quarter here were that fctrlkers had fired Into the company's camp at Chandlor In Fremont county. Term Proposed lv Strikers. According to Bolton, the conferees for the strikers would bo himself, John H. Lawson, John McLennan and, perhaps, William Diamond. He said the terms of fered by tha strikers for a permanent peace would be, first, that the strikers biigt disarmed; second, that the mine cuar'ds bo sent out of the country. PlJolTon declared he would ask the mili tary authorities for permission to send a specially selected committee with wit nesses to the site of the bumed Ludlow tent colony to excavate and determine whether any dead remain In tho caved and holes under the debris. ' The military camp at Ludlow reported everything quiet early today. The firing laat night was scattering and regarded as of no mora Import than numerous similar occurrences which have passed unnoticed In the rush of exciting events of the last few days. The governor stated that he had tele (Continued on Page Two.) The National Capital Saturday, April 30, 1014. The House. Debate continued on naval appropriation bill. Passed Joint resolution authorizing secretaries at war and navy to loan equipment for Instructing and training to sanitary organizations of American lied Cross. Arthur It. Marsh of New York Cotton exchange, before agricultural commute hearing on anti-cotton futures, testified that Ic pioposed legislation is not care fully safeguarded It might ellmlnuto cot ton growers producing low grades. The Senate. Met at noon. Interoceanlo canals committee continue huuintrs on toll exemption repeal bill. MEXICAN WILSON'S PLAN TO SIT TIGHT IS NOT POPULAR Undercurrent of Sentiment Among Congressmen that Polioy Will Prove Embarrassing, FAVOR AGGRESSIVE ACTION Heads of Committees Think War is Bound to Come. WOULD SEND MORE TROOPS larger Forces Are Needed in' Vera Cruz and Along Border. HAY CONFERS WITH GARRISON Mr. Farr Thinks Land Force Vera Crur Too Small. at REIGN OF TERROR IN MEXICO Coninl Canada Describe Saektusr mt Amerlcnn Club and Wreck ing of Porter's Hotel. WASHINGTON, April 2S.-An undercur rent deslro In congress for more aggres sive action in Mexico became apparent today, several members of tho house and chairmen of Important house committees agreeing that the plan to "sit tight" at Vera Cruz awaiting retaliatory develop ments might result In embarrassing In ternational complications. Somo members argued that this, gov ernment eventually would' be forced Into war against Huerta and that more troops should be sent . at once to the Mexican border and alio to Vera Crux, That emigres ou(4 (ake e(m." action as soon aa tho troops arrive at Yrih Crux to rcenfbrea the naval forces thete waa predicted by several who declared that they" we'ro reframlh'ft troth a j3blc expression of view until, the regular troops of the United estates could reach Vera Cruz Monday. Mum Declare War. Some members have urged pn cabinet officers that a declaration of war could not be long averted, asserting that con gressional action should be taken. Rep resentative Hay, chairman ot the mili tary affair committee, conferred today with Secretary of War Garrison with ref erence to tho situation. "I' wish I were as well satisfied with the strength ot our land forces at Vera Cruz, as I am ot the naval strength there," said Representative Parr of Fenn sylvanla, In a speech on the naval ap propriation bill today. "Are our forces there protected against possible over whelming numbers?" Mr. Parr portrayed the International rivalry for south and central American trade, declaring that It was the Monroe doctrine that brought on the Mexican complications. "Can any one,'" he asked, "foresee the trouble, turmoil arid tragic history that would follow a surrender of tho Monro doctrine?" Representative Padgett of Tennessee, chairman of the naval affairs committee. In a tribute to naval officers, defended the navy from the attack made on It In tho house. ' Ilelsn of Terror In Mexico City. Furthor details as to conditions In Mexico City were given Consul Canada by tho refugees who have reached Vera Cruz. They report a reign of terror In the capital and confirm the reports ot antl-Amcrlcan outbreaks. A mob entered Porter's hotel, an American Institution, Insulted the guests, smashed the windows and emptied the hotel The guests were taken to other hotels and the managers of the hotel went to Vera Cruz. The American club was attacked and several stores were sacked, with a loss estimated at 60,000 pesos. Consul Canada said that the refugees leported the American colony well organized for de fense. All foreigners had concentrated to withstand any attack. They are well armed, but fear an attack by overwhelm ing mobs. On Tuesday all business houses In the capital were closed and the streets were filled with disorderly crowds. Refugees reported that prior to April 22 th Huerta government had boen con scripting soldiers, securing J.000 by forci ble conscription In Mexico City on Sun day, Monday and Tuesday. On April 22, It was stated, Mexicans began to volun teer for service. Fear I.lnr Will be Bloeked. Officers of Both the War and Navy departments were concerned today over the report from Vera Cruz that a aniall Mexican force was prepared to blow up the railroad, bridges between Vera Oru,s and Mexico City, Several of these bridges could not be replaced and temporary pro vision for getting trains by them wouli bo Impossible. The plans ot the Navy and War departments for possible opera tions out of Vera Cruz hinge on tho pos session of the railroad and It was feated thoy would bo seriously hampered it tho bridges were destroyed. The Navy department believes that an expedition out of Vera Cruz along the railroad could Insure tho safety of the bridges, but It Is pointed out that this would be an act of war. This urohably would be the first move In case war ac tually Is declared. Meantime, the naval forces In Vera Cruz must confine their operations to that city and Its Immediate environs. Secretary Daniels late today Instructed Rear Admiral Howard to bond every ef- (Continued on Page Two.) MUDDLE MAY END m Nutshell News of the Mexican Embroglio Cnrranta Declares Wnr In Spain. LONDON, April 16. A cablegram from Vcmntlnno Catranza, dated Chihuahua, saylni; he protests most energetically against tin American Invasion ot Mexico, Is published by a Press association In Madrid. "The Mexican people," tho mes sage mMe, "will unlto to tight against tho Invaders to the last breath. Ot the 17.000 Spaniards In Mexico many art ready to tight by tho side at tho Mexicans." More Troop to Penaneotu. PENHACOI.A, Kla., April M.-lnstruo- tlona we.ro received by the commanding officer at Fori l.'urrancus yesterday from the War department to prepare for 4,000 additional men at the post, who will be sent here Iminetllatuly from the Atlantic seaboard for mob.llsatton.k Information also was sought It a suitable place could bo had for tho mobilisation of three or four brigades of National Guards and volunteers. Const Artillery Ordered to Mobilize. NEW LONDON, Conn., April SJ.-Or-ders have been received at Ports Terry and H. Q. Wright, at the eastern en trance to Long Island sound, to prepare Immediately for moving all tho regular coast artillery mon thcro to a mobiliza tion camp to be cstabl shell on Montauk Point. U L Third Cavalry Would Lend Advance. WASHINGTON,' April :J.-"Th Third cavalry wants to lead tho advance from Vera Crur ah It did In 1S4T." This mes sage was telegraphed yestorday by Col onel A. P. Dlockson at Port Sam Hous ton, commanding the Third, to Rrlgadler General Hugh L. bedtt, assistant chief-ot-stuff. General Scott formerly Com munded tha regiment. Cruiser Salem Ordered Sotilb. PHILADELPHIA. Pa., April I6.-The scout cruiser Salom, ono ot the fastest voescla In the navy, Is expected to leave tho, Philadelphia navy yard this afternoon .tor Mexican waters. Tho Salom Is aU tached to Rear Admlrul Wlnslow's squad ron, which Includes the.btlJeshlPB Now York and Texas'. Tho destination Is 'said 4o.&Tamplco, vTh-icrulinir.wlU'.CArTy & craw ot S3) :nen and T'l marlnrtt. A num ber of Officers who Have boon .drdorod to Join Admiral Rodger's fleet lit Veri Crus will sill on tho Salem?. " Wounded Arc- vliaprovlns;. WASHINGTON, April tf.-Tho Navy de partment today received a report, from Admiral Badger at Vera Cms stating that all ot the wounded aro Improving and that tho surgical vases are doing "auiprlilhgly well." Mexican Free to Come nml Go. ' WASHINGTON, April I5.-Secretary Daniels litis Instructed Admiral Radnor at Vera Cruz to issuo a proclamation In forming all Moxlcans lu that vicinity that thuy are frco to como and go as they please. Thin, R Is hoped, would Induce General Huerta to permit Americana to leavo Mexico City, where they havo been detained in consoquence ot the report that tha Mexicans were not permitted to leave Vera Cruz, Arlnonn ny Protection. WASHINGTON. April S3. A telegram from citizens ot Arizona to Senator Aahurst, asking tor tho Immediate dis patch of regulars to the Arizona border was today laid beforu Secretary Garri son. The telegram reported that there was evidence ot restlessness among Mexi cans across tha border and fears were ex pressed for tho safety ot Arizona citizens unless troops were sent. Goodman Health Officer. VKRA CRUZ. April S5.-Alberto Good man, chief burgeon of the Mexican Na tional railroad, was uppolntod today health officer of tho city under the naval organization of the municipality. The former city officials definitely refused to resume their duties owing to their fear of personal consequences. Hunplles for Vera Crus, NORFOLK. Vo., April a5.-The U, 8. B. Vestal, repair ship and tender for sub marines, left the Norfolk nal yard at 11:30 this morning, loaded with supplies, bound for Vera Cruz. Woulil llnve Fletcher Command. VERA CRUZ. April 3.-Rear Admiral Badger, commander-in-chief ot the At lanta fleet, has recommended to Wash ington that Rear Admiral Fletcher be kept In command ashore aftsr the army arrives. Ilnttlrshlp to Tnlie Men. NEWPORT, R. I.. April 23. Rear Ad. mlral Knight, commanding the naval training station, received orders today to have a draft of men ready to go on board the battleihlp New York when It arrives here Monday for its torpedo equipment. M'OmmIIm Mlnslounrlca Are Safe, NEW YORK. April 25.-Fears' for the safety of its missionaries in Mexico were rollevetf today by a cablegram from Vera Cruz, received at headquarters of the the Methodist IJpIscopal Doard of For eign Missions. According to this, seven of the thirty missionaries have arrived In Vera Cruz and all the others are In Mexico City, Peubla and Guanajuato, Missionaries not heard from Include Rev, and Mrs. William Walker, Rev. N. J. Klllott of Long Reuoh, Cal., and Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Malloy ot Corslcano, Tex. Tito Compuiilea (o I.eatr. L HAVEN WORTH, Kan., April 25 Companies D and II signal corps, sta tioned at Fort Iavenworth, received or ders from the War department today to Join the forces In Texas immediately. Company D will report at San Antonio and company H at Texas City. Company A signal corps w ordered to be ready for Instant departure. RUPTLY WILSON ACCEPTS SOUTH AMERICAN MEDIATION OFFER Brazil, Chile and Argentine Tender Their Good Offices to Settle Mexican Trouble. SEEK FRIENDLY TERMINATION President Says He Is Not at Liberty to Deoline. GOVERNMENT HOPES FOR PEACE Three Envoys Submit Text to Sec retary of State. PREPARE FOR A CONFERENCE Ministers and Ambassador Agree to Meet Later. TO MAKE PRELIMINARY PLANS Will Assemble it Discuss What Their Next Step In the Pro poled Mediation Will Re. WASHINGTON. April 25,-Prcsldent Wilson tonight announced he had ac cepted an offer from Urazll ArgenUnn and Chile to uio their good offices In an attempt to bring about a peaceful and friendly settlement ot the difficulty be tween tho United States and Mexico. Tho offer was formerly submitted by the threo American envoys to Secretary l'.rysn nnd laid before the president. Wilson' Reply. Tho reply of tho president mode through tho secretary of the diplomatic repre sentatives, waa aa follows: 'The .govprrimint ot th United State la deeply conridont of tho.if(HBM: the good . feeling and the generous con' cent .for tllgPMCa ana welfare of Amer Ipa rn&nltotedlK thd jOilht hot Just i celved from your excellency, tenderlni tha 6od offices of your government to effect, if possible, a aottlement of the present difficulty between the government ot the United States and those who now clafm to represent our sister republic ot Mexico. Conscious ot tho purpose with which, the proffer It made this govern m6nt does not feet nt liberty to decline It. Its chief Interest Is in tha peace of Amorlca, tho cordial Intercourse of her republic and our people and4' tho happi ness and prosperity wnlen can spring only out of frank, mutual understanding ot the friendship which Is created by common purpose. Tho generous offer of your government Is therefor accepted. iynt Permanent Settlement. "This government hopes most earnestly that you may fnd those who speak for the soborer elements of the Mexican peo ple willing and ready to discuss terms of satisfactory, and therefore", pormanent settlement. It you should find them will ing this government will be glad to take up with you for discussion In the frankest and most conciliatory spirit any proposals that may be authoritatively formulated, and will hope that they may prove. f,easl bio and prophetic of a new day ot mutual co-operation and confidence n America. Itelatlons Severed. "This government feels bound In candot to say that Its diplomatic relations with Mexico, being for the present severed, It If not possible for It to make sure ot an ulnterrupted opportunity to carry out the plan of Intermediation which you propose. It Is of course, possible that some act ot aggression on the part ot those who con trol the military forces of Mexico might oblige the United Statea to act to the up setting of the hopes of Immediate peace, but this does no Justify us In hesitating to accept your generous suggestions. We shall hope for the best results within a brief time, enough to relievo our anxiety lest most 111-conslderofi hostile demonstra tions should Interrupt negotiation and (Continued on Page Two.) The Most Desirable Bargains in Omaha Real Estate havo boon collected and pub lished In tho real estate col umns of today's Sunday Bee. The offerings today are unus ually attractive and caro has been taken to make U as easy as posalblo for interested poo plo to get tho latest Informa tion on values and conditions. It is doubtful it any other city approximating the elzo of Omaha can offer such eplendla opportunities in real estate In vestments. 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