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xtcan meric Mediators at Washington Wait for Word from Mexico City as to Plans of Huerta Omaha HB WEATHER Fair VOL. XL1II NO. 234. IAHA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1914. KV&sVr. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. KoUl Mobs Threaten ans The Daily Bee EXTRA MANY AMERICANS ARE IMPRISONED BY THE MEXICANS Are Taken from the Trains by Mexi can Soldiers and Held as Prisoners. U. S. CONSUL IS AMONG THEM Protest Made by Head of Smelting Company is of No Avail. MOB DEMANDS THEIR LIVES But They Are Protected by Police and Locked in Smelter. CIRCULARS CALL FOR LOOTERS Give List of American, Stores that They Maye Be Destroyed. ALSO ASK MEXICANS KILLED Nerrspnpers nt Mexico City Publish Stories that Mexican Women and Children Are Being Slaugh tered at Vera Cru. VERA CIXUZ. April 26. More than thirty Americans attempting to leavo the country in response to the warning Issued by the American State department were taken from a train at Aguas Caltentes, according to advices received here today and Imprisoned In the smelter of that city. Among those Imprisoned Is Gaston Schmuti, United States consul at AguaB Caltentes, Nothing Is known here nB to the fats of the refugees. WASHINGTON, April 26. American Consul Canada has notified the State de partment that many American refugees have been taken from trains and Im prisoned at Aguas Callentes by Mexican soldiers. Besides Americans, the, consul reports other foreigners have been de tained, most of them having been em ployes of the smelters at Aguls Callentes. Protest against the action was raadeto Consul Canada by Alfred Doerr,,-president of the American Smelting and Re fining company, who succeeded In reach ing" Vera Cruz from Aguls Callentes. The State "department here, Hro'ugh the Brazilian ambassador has asked .that the American cltlxena Imprisoned be released. Pulled from Trains, letter, It was learned that Consul Canada reported to the State department that the Americans and other refugees held at Aguls Callentes had been pulled j from a train about to leave for Verai Cruz by a. mob a'hdthat local police Inter-! Jerred and rescued t them.. They were then held In the smelters, none being per mitted to reboard the train. Consul Canada , also reported that about 300 American refugees from Mexico City had; arrived' at Vera Cruz up to last night. Demand American tAreu, Mr. Doerr, according to Consul Canada reported the Aguasallentes Incident, gave the names of more than fifty Ameri cans, mostly women and children, who were on the train and are now In the smelter where they are held foV protec tion. He says that when the party was first dragged off the train at Incarnaclon, the mob demanded the lives of the Ameri cans, and even went bo far as to produce two priests who might have heard their confession before they were put to death. Troops who were on hand dlsuaded the mob from violence at that stage,' segre gated the Americans In one car, and managed to get them to the smelter where they are now confined. Another party of about fifty Americans boarded the Bame train which left Aguas Callentes, but were thrown off by the train crew at Trinidad, where at last re ports they were stranded with no hotel and no accommodations of any kind. American Stores to Be Looted. VERA CltUZ, April 26. Circulars enumerating American business houses are being distributed In the streets of Mexico City. The hand bills call on the populace to destroy the concerns listed. Some of the American stores whose names appeared In the circular already have been looted. Another list being distributed Is that of Mexicans managing some of the American stores. It Is declared these men must be killed because of their identification with foreign Inteiests. The newspapers of the capital are pub- (Continued on Page Two.) The Weather Temperature at omaua Yesterday. Hours. Dmt. 5 H. in 62 8 a. m 7 a. in 8 a. m.i 9 a. m 10 a. m 11 a. in. ........ 12 m 1 P. m.. 2 p. ms 3 d. m 4 p, m S3 5 p. m R0 6 P. m 72 7 p. m..., w Comparative Local Record. 1911. 1913. 1912. 1911. Highest yesterday 62 62 63 Lowest yesterday (SI S8 GO 49 Mean temperature "2 50 68 K Precipitation , 00 .00 .00 .38 Temperature and precipitation de partures from the normal) Normal temperature a Bxcess for the day n Total excess since March 1...., 107 Normal precipitation 12 Inoh Deficiency for the day 12 Inoh Total rainfall since March 1 S.48 Inches Deficiency since March t II Inch Excess for oor. period, 1913.... 2.11 Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1312. .tsinch L. A. WELSH, Loc) Forecaster. Conta DOOM WORSEJHAN DEATH Idle, and Vicious Doing Most Snip ing to Be Put to Work. TO EXTERMINATE THE PRACTICE Foreign Consuls Call at War llend uarters and Urjte Action ne Taken to Stniun it Out ThorouRlily. VERA CRUZ, Mex.. April 2S.-By the effective method of exterminating snip ing by Mexicans, which has been respon sible for; the killing or wounding of many Americans, Is to be stopped. The foreign consuls called In a body at military hcad quurtera and urged the adoption of some measures that would quickly restore tran quility, and promising their co-operation at least their moral support. The consuls wore assured that there was no intention to subject the residents much longer to tho danger of bullet from this source. It was decided that hereafter all American marines and blue jackets shall be withdrawn from all roofs except at a. few decimated points, such as church towers, and that the patrols shall be Instructed to shoot to kill any other Individual seen on any other roof after 7.30 o'clock In the even ing. The patrols also will be Instructed to surround and search any house from which sniping occurs and to', shoot any person guilty of Indulging In, this practice. It Is realized that much of the trouble has bejjt (.caused bjvrtfce . IdleyBnrletous elements and prisoners; of this class will be held In some building or Inclosure In the outskirts and will be compelled to do much of the work, which Is now being done by the marines and blue jackets. Information regarding the new and drastic measures to be employed Is be ing disseminated by official order. It Is likely that steps also -will be taken at an early date to regulate, or even sup press certain of the local newspapers, wnlch have been printing articles cal culated to Inflame the people against the, Americans. Conference Held to Discuss the Case of the Refugees WASHINGTON, April 2fi.-Secretary of War Garrison and Secretary of the Navy Daniels reached their offices about 11 o'clock today and went Into conference soon after In Secretary Garrison's office. General Wotherspoon, chief of staff, also was at the War department early, He said that there were no new orders and announced that the San Marcos had not yet sailed from Galveston for Vera Cruz with the Fourth Held artillery, but would sail late today. Secretaries Garrison' and Daniels later were Joined by Major General Wother spoon, chief of staff; Rear Admiral Vic tor Blue, chief of tho bureau of naviga tion, and Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fluke, aide for operations. The matter of car ing for and transporting refugees from Mexico was said to be one of the sub jects under discussion, Armed Mexicans Raid Ysleta Powder Stores EL PASO, Tex.. April 26,-Armed Mexi cans are reported to have raided a pri vate powder magazine at Yaleta., twelve miles east of here, this afternoon. Dep uty sheriffs are said to have fired on them. Troop A, Thirteenth cavalry, Is reported to have rushed to the scene. ' George F, Baer Dies of Paralytic Stroke PHILADELPHIA, April 26.-eorge F. Baer, president of tho Philadelphia & Reading railroad, died at his home here tonight. He was stricken with paralysis Satur day. FAST PASSENGER TRAIN STRIKES TWO AUT0ISTS TECUMSEH, Neb.. April 26.-(Speclal Telegram.) Fred Ayers and Ohler Baty, two young men, engaged In a fast ride here this afternoon that came near cost ing their lives. The men attempted to cross the Burlington track ahead of pas sengcr train No. 41 In the lower freight yards. The automobile was struck by the engine and men and machine wcro hurled Into the air. Ayers' shoulder was broken, but otnerwise It is not thought the men are seriously hurt. They were taken to tho offices of Drs. Davies and Judklna and these jhyslc'ans, assisted by Dr. Kalrall, gave the required surgical attention. The automobile was ruined. fween -"Qy American Qoldicrs Drilltno in T5xa.s. ,Ar'"'aCPL JBKM RED CROSS PERSONS SHOT Two Attendants Bearing; Mex Child Fired on at Tampico. U. S. SHIPS FLY . ALIEN FLAGS I Get. Out ofjtarhor' Under Oerman' TJud Britilivl'Iaitv'Afpr Belu ' Told They Woatd Be Snnk it Moved. GALVESTON, Tcx April 26.-Patsen- gers of the Esperanza, arriving last night, handed over a typewritten statement from Vera Cruz giving their versions of the escape from Tampico, asserting that the action of tho American warshlpB, Dol phin,' Chester and Dps Moines In depart ing, left them "unprotected" and "de sorted." Two small American ships, the state ment said, the Wild Duck and the AVakiva,' got out of the harbor by flying the Gor man and British flags, respectively, after the Mexican gunboats at Tampico had threatened to sink them If they moved. The statement said two Red Cross at tendants were shot down by Mexicans at Vera Cruz while carrying a Mexican child. On board the Esperanza was an Amer ican wounded by a bullet which came through a port hole as the Esperanza left Vera Cruz. Nutshell News of the Mexican EmBroglio Ktu-pilrn Slilna Carry nefmrcen. WASHINGTON, April W.-Secretary of State Bryan was today advised that British and German war vessels had left Tampico bound for Vera Crux loaded wltfi refugees, mostly Americans. Tho secre tary said that all nations represented In Mexican waters were co-operating with the United States In handling the refu gees. The refugees from Tampico will be transhipped at Vera Cruz for trans portation to Galveston. Ranches Are Ijooted. WASHINGTON, April 26,-An Ameri-' can, vouched for as reliable, who has Just arrived at Eagle Pass, Tex., from Mus quiz, a town In Coahuila, about 00 miles distant from Kagle Pass, reports that tho federals have taken from Rosedla ranch 50 horses, ISO mules and 11,000 cattle. Notice, according to a message to the State department, ha been given that all American property In that section would be seized by the Huerta forces. Train for Refugees. WASHINGTON, April 26. The superin tendent of the Southern Pacific railroad at Nogales has managed to have a spe cial train dispatched from Los Movents to convey another train of Americans to Nogales, Ariz. Another train will start from Esperanza to gather up Americans in the Yaqul valley late today and bring them to Nogales. Vera Crnm Officials Itetnrn. WASHINGTON. April 26. Admiral Fletcher reports that he succeeded in in ducing most of the public officials of the city Immediately to resume their offices. He also confirms press dispatches as to drastic measures taken to put an end to "sniping" In Vera Ctuz. CROWDS OF MONTEVIDEO SHOW HOSTILITY TO U. S. MONTEViniO. Uruguay, April 36.-A demonstration occurred here last night In protest against American Intervention Id Moxico. The police prevented tho demonstration from approaching r the American legation and finally dispersed them. During a Hcuffle between the police and a group of rioters several persons were Injured. the Soldiers of "fiixer&3& SoldLex's msurchinj through EXTRA . t ... I - H V P" it m MM 9 IIIII lai i ntna ABOUT American Bankers Arrested When They Refuse to Loan Huerta Mbney BULLETIN. VERA CRUZ, April SO. -According to word received here from Mexico City K. M. Van Znndt, the president, nnd nil the trustees and officers of tho American club there are under arrest nro nil officials of tho Mercan tile Banking company nnd the Mexico City Banking company. Tho officers of the banking institution were arrested -because of their refusal to con tribute money to tho Me.xicnn government. The American grocery was burned and an attempt made to fire Uio American club. Three other American stores were looted. Tho government appears to be encouraging tho demonstrations against Americans, although the burning and looting is held In check by the police. VEHA CRUZ UNDER MARTIAL LAW. VERA CRUZ, Moxico, April 20. Rear Admiral Frank V. Fletcher, commanding tho American naval forces on shore, today issued n proclama tion placing the city of Vera Cruz under martial law. REFUSES .ARMS TO GOVERNOR WASHINGTON, April 20. Secretary of War Garrison today tele graphed Governor Hunt of AVlzona, telling him the War department could not let him have government guns which he hud asked for to arm citizens on the Arizona border. The Secretary took the position that the department could not take chances of the guns going into the hands of unreliable per sons. Governor Hunt originally asked for 1,100 rifles for citizens about Bisbee,- Ariz., to defend themselves REBELS CAPTURE MONTEREY, WASHINGTON, Anril 20. Tho federal stronghold of Monterey lias at last been captured by tho constitutionalists, according to a report today from the American consul at Nuevo Laredo. He says Information has reached him that Monterey was captured yesterday All was quiet, he reported, In Neuvo Laredo, the fires having died out, leaving the business section of the town In ruins. CABLE LINES TO MEXICO CITY REOPENED. GALVESTON, Tex., April 20. reopened today after being silent as came through were subject to which had been on file some time. to indicate n general outbreak agninst Americans In Mexico City, but re ports reached Galveston that two or Mexico City through lawlessness of Individuals. SPANIARDS REMAIN NEUTRAL. WASHINGTON, April 20. Spanish diplomatic officials In Washington stated emphatically today thnt Spanish residents in Mexico were main taining the most bcrupulous neutrality In the present situation and that published reports purporting to quote General Carranza In n dispatch to Madrid as saying that many of the 17,000 Spaniards in Mexico are ready to fight by tlio sldo of Mexicans against the Invaders, were groundless in J vlow of the strictly neutral attitude the Two Countries Jlexico Ci-by MEXICO against a possible Mexican attack. Tho cable line to Mexico City wa nearly three days, but such dispatches censorship and were mostly messages There was nothing In these messages three Americans had been killed In of Spaniards in Mexico. WAR SPIRITJN CONGRESS Some of Foreign Affairs Members for More Militanoy. VOCAL OUTBREAK UNLIKELY K ery Committee Active In Case of Chnimr f roller Is Prcpnred to Respond. WASHINGTON, April 2fi.-Tlie strongly belligerent uplrlt manifest among a con siderable group In congress headed by son)o of tho more prominent democrats has been toned for the time being by the negotiations for the solution of tho Mexican problem undertaken by the throe South American governments. Lradem ot tills element had not hesi tated to say among themselves thnt at least ICO members had expressed them selves In favor of more aggressive ac tlon .toward' Mexico by tho administra tion. Even porno of tho members of tho for eign affairs committed privately sub scribed to the idea that tho government could not long withhold either an onward march to Mexico City for the protection of tho American citizens reported to bo Imperiled or to take a straight out decla ration of war. Moreover, among somo of the houco members, there was a disposi tion to criticise the president for not con suiting .wlth'the real leaders of congress to (certain the -sentiment at the capital. Kxpeet Outbreak, Although tho filing' In the .snal, to ward a more aggressive policy has not beeorif. to opparcnt , In tivj liou'se mahy' leaders would be tuprlsed to seo thti coming' week end without tin' oratori cal 'outbreak If thn mediation efforts of Argentine, Hrazll nnd Chile fall or Ihrfb are authentlo reports of out i ages on Americans In Mexico. Discussion of tho situation will begin again at tho houso tomorrow when Representative Kahn propose sto talk on the mediation plan and It Is probable that this new phase also will receive the attention of senators. So far as Is known, however, no speeches hav been prepared on tlio subject. Every Committee of congress, which would be active In case of a change In the Mexican policy, is prepared to re spond at onco to any call of the admin istration. Holies l,p Deflelenii)', In the house, the appropriation com mittee Is holding up a deficiency bill carrying 13.S00.0C0. fearing that ItSmut later report a bill carrying a much greater amount with a Mexican service appropriation In It, the ways and means commlttea Is ready to take up a war revenue bill If necessary and tho military and naval committees are primed for action. The house has sot the naval bill for the week's work and it may he passed on Saturday, It carries a total of lie,. 000,000 and provides for the construction or two battleships. Before finally agreed upon by both houses tho measuro may be so worded as to become law at once to make the funds immediately available. Algara Hints Huerta Won't Accept Offer NEW TOltK". ADrll K.-Mmkp, re ceived here from Toronto represented A. Aigara jt, ue Terreos, recently Mexican charge at Washington, as disinclined to think that the offer of mediation by Brazil, Argentina and Chile would be ac cepted by Cleneral Huerta. This belief was based. In somn nart nt least, on an Incident of soveral months ago when Mexico, according to his quoted statement, rejected a tentative tniwifatlnn offer- by the same three nations, because none oi mem nau recognized tho Huerta government. Mev'tco feels that these three countries did not act In a very friendly way by not recognizing the Huerta government," tne diplomat Is quoted as saying. AUSTRIAN RULER'S HEART ACTION REPORTED GOOD VIENNA, April aWThe official bulletin on the condition of Emperor Francis Jo seph Issued tonight says: "Tho catarrhal symptoms are un changed, appetite and heart action good." The emperor's daughter, Archduchess Marie Valerie, returned this afternoon to Wallsee, which is taken as an Indication that tho condition of the emperor la bet ter. MEXICANS TRY TO BREAK INTO CARTRIDGE STORES PBEBCOTT. Artz., April S.-The guard around the armory of the machine gun platoon stationed here was doubled to night as a result of an attempt by Mexi cans to break Into the building where 3,3X cartridges are stored. PEACE MEETING HELD UP PENDING HUERTA'S REPLY Authorities Are Sure the Offer of "Good Offices" Has Been Received. CARRANZA MAY SEND REPLY Word of the Offer of the Republics is Expeoted. MISUNDERSTANDING CLEARED Mexico City Now Knows Mexicans May Leave Vera Cruz. BETTER REPORTS FROM BORDER Bryan Declares the Anti-American. Feeling: is Not Evident. AMERICANS TO LEAVE MEXICO Ilrltlnh limhmxy Taken Mexicans from Tern Crnm nnd ra Conse quence American May Leave Mexico City. WASHINGTON, April M.-Up to 1 o'clock today no word had come from General Huerta or General Corrnnta In response to the offer of good offices on the part of Argentine, Brazil and Chllo to compose thn difficulty between the United States nnd Mexico and further mediation conferences here are held up pending tho receipts of replies to tho proposal. While the Latin-American diplomats wcro waiting until they could take up I the mediation proposal further, activity In the War und Navy departments pro ceeded, and department heads were ex erting their energies to completion ot the (.perattona alreudy under way nt Vera Cruz and along the Mexican border. It was fon rod here thnt thero might be considerable delay In getting t General Huerta the offer of tho Inter mediators on account of the reported cutting bf the wires from Vera Cruz to Mexico Cfty qnd f(oulty In. reaching tho Mexloaa caplUlirom shy other source. -, ---- Hxpfot Wordi from Cnrrnnnn. Mr. Bihho.-thft -Spanish ambassador hero, whp has taken over trie affairs of the Mexican cmiiassy 'was not-certain to day that his message to Geenral Huerta outlining the mediation offer had been received In Moxico City. General Car tanza, It was believed, had received noti fication of the mediation plan and a reply from him was expected soon. At the War department Secretaries Gar rison and Daniels and department chiefs conferred for several hours ovor the military itnd naval operations, ths care of lefugccs In -Mexico being chiefly dis cussed. Getting Americans back to tho United States Is Just now the most Im portant work being performed by the navy. Secretary Bryan remained at home dur ing tho morning with Mrs. Bryan, who returned to Washington early In the day. At the State department, messages wero received from Consul Canada at Vera Crux reporting the peril of Americans and other refugees wfio had been taken from a train by a mob" at Aguas Callentes. A guns Callentes, It , was pointed out at the State deportmcnfj far north of Mexico City, and It ASftstffolYeved the tak ing of Americans andjothtrs must have cccurred some time ago. President Wilson attended church In tlio morning, returning to the Wilts House for lunch. No cpnferonccs with the president were scheduled for the day. Farther Conference, WASHINGTON, April 2G.-A further conference on the proposal ot mediation was held late today, by the represents lives of Argentine, Brazil and Chile. All &f the diplomats representing South and Central American countries were Informed ot tho proposal and were requested to exert their influence to secure an accept, ance of the offer of "gdod offlcrs" by General Huerta. No Word from Hnrrtn. WASHINGTON, April M.-Spanlsh Am bassador Itlano. acting representative of Mexico, since the departure of Charge Algnra. hud received no word from Gen eral Huerta up to 1 o'clock today as to his attitude on tho Intermediation pro- (Continued on 1'ago Two.) rr The Short Cut For Men "We koop pretty accurate records of the results of our newspaper advertising, and wo find that men are in many cases as quick to respond as women." So said the advertising man. ager of one of our big stores the other day. "Men have little time for shopping. They usually como In with their minds pretty much made up. Tbey are quick buyers. They know what they want." "With this idea In view much of our advertising Is pre pared for men. It 1b surpris ing how many men come Into our store and ask for things we have advertised la the newspapors."