Galveston Daily News, May 13, 1914

Galveston Daily News

May 13, 1914

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - May 13, 1914, Galveston, Texas 78D YEAR-NO. 51 GALVESTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1914-FOUR7EEN PAGES ESTABLISHED 1842 REFUGEES EXPENSIVE THE PAST 10 WEEKS OF KSO.OOO EXPENDED FOR CARE Or EXILES FROM MEXICO DURING THE 1.AST FORTNIGHT. 8UADS eillER Thcae FlgtjTM Are for Half-Fare TJck- Ciuh DlBtrlbuted Add to Total. Approximately has been ex- pended in Galveston by the United States Kovernment In aiding American refugees from Mexico. This money was for rail- road tickets to the homes in this coun- try of the refugees, for immediate ex> 1 the men, women and children, 1 for1 their care while in quarantine, ho- tel accommodations after landing and for the expenses of officials. The figures, as of May 10, and which do not Include all of the money expend- ed In behalf of the refugees, are as fol- lows: Half-fare railroad tickets, Cash distributed for Immediate relief, i Food for .refureea in quarantine, To be added to 'this there are other numerous amounts paid out that have not as yet been audited or taken into the general record be fur- nished the state department. With these additions, in the opinion of government officials, the bill of the United States for refugee, aid at this port will be 000. Uncounted in the foregoing figures are 187 railroad ticket orders yet out- hire of special ferry boats, ho- tel accommodations for refugees, etc. Hu Been a Tremendous Task. The task of caring for close on to American citizens suddenly taken from their established homes and thrown onto the United States, the majority in .what might be termed a destitute con- dition Jn so far as available resources were concerned, has been a big one. It has been handled by a force of men un- der the direction of Alfred Hampton, Im- migration Inspector in charge of the Galveaton district, and by.Max Naumann, city passenger agent for the Gulf, Colo- rado Santa Fe, along with other mem- bers of the immigration and railroad forces, Mr. Naumann'a chief assistant be- ing A-Hhley Poynor of the Trinity Bra- 3Oio could supply men. Mr. HumrlrU In looking out for plncon In other IS our soon will be; It don't seem much a a yet, But seven ca penters at work can whoop things up, you bet. Tou hear them nailing Fill day long a n don't that make you uoreV Just, see that brown tobacco juicD upon our nice new floor. That man who builds the chimney, joy won't be complete Until he's dropped some mortar where we'll have our window seat. No one can tell just why he wants to dump his rubbish there Unless it's some one else's home, and so he doesn't care. Now look at painter there with green streaks on his He painted all along a plank and left that little No, he's gone back and covered It, but any one can see Unless he's watched, a painter will be careless as can be. To have them treat a person's home like that should be a Why, actually, you have watch the workmen all the time. (By The News Staff Poet.l THE WEATHER, Waahlnvt'on Washington, May Is the weather forecast: and probably cold- er; moderate to northerly wlnda, East Wednesday; probably showers and cooler In south portion. Thursday, fair, with rising temperature. "West fair "Wed- nesday; rising temperature. cloudy and cool- er "Wed re's day. Thursday, fair, BLOWUP Of BOILER KILLS EIGHT PEOPLE EXPLOSION OCCURS oic STEAMER JEFFERSON OUTSIDE OF NORFOLK. OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED. Norfolk, Va., May persona, two white firemen and etx negro fire- men and coal paasera, were killed by the explosion last night of a boiler In the engine room of tho Old Dominion line steamship Jefferson. Three others, white men, were seriously Injured. The ex- plosion occurred while the Jefferson waa five miles inside Cape Henry. The Jef- ferson arrived here early today and placed the dead and Injured ashore. The white firemen killed were H. Mil- ler and J. Lopez. The dead negroes have not been Identified. The seriously In- jured are Chief Engineer "W. L. Portlock, First Assistant Engineer HI B. Smith, both of New York, and M. Olsen, an oiler. After landing the dead and injured the Jeffereon departed on her way to New Tork and should arrive there early to- morrow. An inspection of the boilers will be made at New York to determine the cause of tho explosion. The Jefferson Is in command of Cap- tain Theodore Catherine, who waa In charge when the explosion occurred in the after starboard boiler. SUMMARY OF THE NEWS GALVESTON. THE ]314 EXPENDITURE BUDGET of the Gulf. Colorado Santft. Fe is J380.784. AMERICAN REFUGEES on tho steamship Brighton tell of escape from Mexican mob. APPROXIMATELY J50.000 has been expended by Kovrrnment here In refugee aid. FREIGHT CLAIM ASSOCIATION starts an- r.ual oonventlon this morning. RED CROSS NURSES in Galveston en routs to Vera for war duty. TORPEDO DESTROYER JENKINS arrives In port with 100 bngrs of mall from Mexico. FOURTEEN YOUNG will take ex- aminations today for nuraea' certificates. STATE. STATE MKDICAI, ASSOCIATION convenes In annual session at Houston. RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS finish docket liy postponing several cases. K.ITRT13N FARMER IH SLAIN while he Is 1y- inf- in sickbed. EPISCOPALIANS PREPARING for Sixty-fifth annual conference nt Bronham. ZAPATA will not enter City of Mexico until Villa dftffntn Huerta, GRAND LODGE. Knights of Pythias, opens cciiivent Ion at Temple. HOVRTON is offered charity hospital and city piirk of 2fiO acres. S7 VOLUNTEER FIREMEN open conven- tion ..I Victoria. DOMESTIC. GALVESTON MAN is elected honorary Ufa member of Imperial Council of North Amor- lea. CAHINET MEMBERS mediation will avert wnr with Mexico. INDICATIONS aro that many prominent New Haven directors will not he called to testify. SENSATIONAL FEATURES begin to crop out in T.on is! aim ICR! slut lire. VTIKRIMBXT MAKKK MANY CHANGES in AUTO STRIKES HIIIDGE, kills one and In- jures thrie occupants. CONSElj KOU HKCKKH secure favorable con- from CHANGE OF HAI'TIHT POLICIES counts much preoiinvcntlon dlHCiuMon. Nl-rU'SPAPKR KTHICS are diecussed at con- ference hold In Kiinsiu. (Continued sn Tago 8.) MKXTTAN FOmciON MINISTER nnyi> cor RUl fit SflHlllo wli! ht brought to capital. MAUKRTH. AWAY in ihp York ntork mnrkft. MinsrKfTS OP OUKAT KANSAS mop mcMANH VTUIVAII.S fit Fort Worth for Mnr-k. J.ITTI.M nrpiNKPR is fJONp; in ricf; UK lit. COTTON' PmrRR AlM'ANf'E followlnp tin wcMhar sputa uto.iuy. MEDIATORS' PLAN ELIMINATES HUERTA PRIVATE IS KILLED FOLLOWING TORTURE SOLDIER IH tTXIFOKH IS STOOD UP AND SHOT BV FEDERALS. REPORT Orderly, Crazed by Heat and Captnrrd 1m Lines, Dentil "Front DlrtieBt of BY PELTZ, Special Correspondent New York Herald and GalvoBton-Dallaa News. Copy- right, 1914, by the New York Herald Company. All rights reserved. By Mexican Cable to Galventon. Vera Cruz, Mex., via, Galveston, May Samuel Parks of Twen- ty-eighth Infantry resident was put to death by a firing squad within Brigadier General Maas's lines May 7, according to information received Brigadier Gen- eral Frederick Fuhston General Funston told me today that he believes Private Parks was put to death without trial; that he was beaten by the Mexican federals and horribly tortured before he was stood up before a firing squad selected from the dirtiest and leanest conscripts of General Maas' army. Private Parks, when he was shot, waa dressed in the uniform of a private ot the United States array. Temporarily crazed as a result of expoauro to the min, he wandered into the Mexican on May 6 while, exercising: two thor- oughbred horses belonging to Lieutenant Colonel F. Tagrgart, whose or- derly he was. Private Parks, according- to reports received here the day after hie disap pearance, was seized by the Mexican Tederals and taken to a place beyond Tejera. The horses were taken from him and sent to General Maas' headauar- ters near del Btacnb. BffcSHs wero then made to get a itatement from Parks as to the strength and positions occupied by the American troops in Vera Cruz. He waa treated as a spy- "When he refused to give any information to the Mexicans .hey beat him and then put him to tor- ture. After he was shot to death his jody was mutilated, according to unof- ficial reports received here. I was informed that General Funaton reported to "Washington the details of Private death, emphasizing the fact that he was not a spy. and that, while wearing the uniform of the United States army, he was put to death without a formal trial. I was informed also that General Fun- ston will probably Inform the secretary of war in Washington that as soon as it was believed that Private Parks had wandered into General Maas' lines of- icial communicationa'Were sent to the Mexican federal commander advising him of the circumstances attending the disappearance of Private Parks and ank- ng that he be returned to Vera Cruz with the two horses he took with him. No reply has been received from Gen- eral Maaa to the letters sent htm by encral Funston. Sea Fighter Who Captured Vera Cruz and Diplomat Ousted From Mexico TAMPICO IS BEING BOMBARDED Rear Admiral Bndger Shelling- City at 9i30 Last Withdraw. "Washington. May if Tamplco by constitutionalist artillery itlll waa In progress at o'clock to- night according to a relayed wireless eport to the navy department from Hear Ldmlral Badger. German and Putch cruisers which had teen In the river withdrew during1 tha lay. KOBTHERN FLOODS CLAIM ONE Rain at Detroit After Three DajV Continnotu la Detroit, Mich., May falling .mtlnuously for thirty-six hours, rain eased late today and danger of further lood damage in Detroit and elsewhere n Southern Michigan, abated tonight. In the northern and eastern sections of Detroit scores of houses were flooded p to the first floor, outbuildings floated away and several motor factories were forced temporarily to suspend work. The loan In Kalamazoo and vicinity was esti- mated at more than So far as reported, only one death re- sulted directly from the storm. This was at where a teamster was drowned. MANIA TO KILL SEIZES WOMAN Sun Antonio Mother DrtvnnH Old tn Othtri ICnrnr'f. Pan Antnnlo, Tex., May fi'rhiK n aucUlen mental dornnifeinont, a woman drmviictl her 4-montlifl-old bfthy Rh'l In a bathtub. tfho was alone in tho homo with her four children nnd aho nttemptod to drown hrp (i-yrar-oM son lr> tho anmn manner nut thn child surroodftd In jfot- tinff away niul, wlt'i thft other two rhll dren, jrftvo tho nlnrm. When neighbors arrived at llin home Iho woman wns nt- lAcklnK the littlo boy with slovowood. JUs Injuries arc not acrlouo. Copyright by American Press Association, New York. ADMIRAL FLETCHER AND NELSON O'MlAlKiHISESSY. Taken at Vera Cruz on latter'a arrival from City of Mexico. AUTO CRUSH CAUSES MACHINE HITS BRIDGE AND TURNS COMPLETO OTHERS MAY DIB. Special to The News. Alexandria, La., May 12. One is dead, two others believed fatally hurt and a fourth. seriously injured is the re- sult of automobile accident near this city about this afternoon. J. Norman proprietor of the Alexandria 'steam is dead. He suffered internal injuries which produced death in five hours after the accident. Jack Woods, a traveliag salesman for the Remington Arms Company, with headquarters at New Orleans, is suffer- ing with a broken leg and arm, a dislo- cated shoulder and his nose cut com pletely off. His condition is considered serious. Chief of Police J. W. Buie la in a seri- ous condition at the sanitarium, suffer- ing from internal injuries, a fractured ckull and is unconscious. Walter D. Hill, cashier of the First National Bank of Alexandria and driver pf the car, waa badly bruised about the leers and body, but his condition is not considered serious. The accident occurred when the auto- mobile, owned and driven by Mr. Hill, struck a bridge in attempting to cross Htnson Bayou, about two miles out of the city. It is said the car was traveling ah out twenty-five miles an hour when the crash came, bursting the tires and causing the car to make a somersault about six or eight feet. In the air, and throwing the occupants Into a corn field. The cause of the accident is believed to be the recent rains, which gradually washed away the earth from the end of the bridge, causing it to be fully two or three inches above the level of the road, which was unnotlceable on account of standing water. When news waa received of thfi acci- dent an ambulance was summoned and all assistance possible given by citizens. The Injured men were hurried to the Al- exandla Sanitarium and medical treat- ment given. The party Is said to have been return- ing from target practice at the Rod and Gun Club when they decided on taking the ride around the "horse In which they met with tho fatal accident. FORTY WOMEN HTTET IN CRASH Heavily Laden Trolley Car Track Near Cleveland, Ohio, and Many Injuries Result. Cleveland, Ohio, May TTOTO- en were more or lew Injured tonight when a car on the Cleveland, PMnenvllle A Kimtem electric line left the track near WUIoujshby, cant of here. The pawientrera were of Stnr Temple, Pythian SUtertt. of Mils city, re- tirntnv from Palnewvllte. THREE WOMEN BTJBN TO DEATH Fire Dculrori Hotel BnlliUnir In (Arli.) and Carrlrn Tumii. ArU., Mny 12. Throo womon htirnnrt to death today In a tiro hich rtnfltroynd tho Hotol Imperial. Tho (lend arc: MIBS RTHONO, Mhonl tcnrhcr. Mtfffl C1ENKV1EVM t'UOWN. school nchcr, and her mother. O'uHAUdESSY GIVES UIHTORY. THK AMERICAN CHARGE ABSOLTES HUERTA OF BRKNGBIG ABOUT' TAMPICO INSULT TO FLAG. "Washington, May O'Shaugh- nessy, charge d'affaires of the American' embassy at the City of Mexico, tonight told President-Wilson the story of what happened in .the Mexican capital during the days immediately preceding and fol- lowing the occupation of Vera Cruz and gave him an intimate picture of General Huerta. It was tho first time Mr. O'Shaughnessy had seen the president since his arrival' In Washington Viet week. He was at the White House for more than an'hour, and went away high- ly pleased with his reception. The charge advised the president that General Huerta was a stubborn man and not. apt to surrender his position as dic- tator easily. He expressed the opinion, however, that any government set up in Mexico which has the- support of the United States will stand. After he left the White House Mr. O'Shaughnessy Intimated that he be- lieved President Wilson had a broad and firm view of the Mexican question. He quickly disposed of reports that he be- lieved he had been badly treated by the administration. The president thanked him, he said, for his services in Mexico, and expressed approval of his course. No other post has been offered the charge, and he indicated that he expected to be allowed to take an extended vaca- tion in the United States. It is understood that Mr. O'Shaugh- nessy's account of General Huerta was such strengthen if possible the president's determination to force the elimination of tho Mexican dictator. He denied, however, that General Huerta was the drunkard he has been painted In some quarters, and he also told the president he did not believe the Tampico Incident had been planned by Huerta to bring about trouble with the United States. "General Huerta knew nothing about tho Tampico he saidt "until I took It up with him." Mr. O'Shaughnessy expressed fear for the safety of Ixniis d'Antin, left in charge of the American embassy build- ing. OROZCO IS FUGITIVE IN THE TT. S. Mexican Federal Volunteer Leader Tries to Recruit Band In Cali- fornia. Los Angeles, May Orozuo, tho Mexican federal volunteer loader, who escipcd from when Villa drove the Huortlsta army into tho UnlUnl Status, was a fugitive todny from AnRoles, v.'Mli nporot men in pnnmlt. Ornaco attempted to recruit a of sympathizers and when American vtiriiinont riKentH nought to arrest him ho fled southward Sunday nlKht with a few followers, roaspo'a family hns been In Ango- las slnco tlin Madnro revolution. for NAT Hi AfMcmy. Rpertnl tn The AdhlnKlnn, May KniRpr" AuKtln, Tex.. panned thn marital examination for admission to tho nnval diMviy, Ho wns appointed by Ilopro- BonlaUvo Buchanan. SOUTH AMERICANS SEEK TO COMPROMISE QUARREL IN WAR-RIVEN REPUBLIC Quieting of Whole Mexican Strife Is FatvReaehing Proposal Which Diplomats Will sion Government PUN WONT SUIT CARRAHCISTAS EL PASO, TEX., May plan for the pacification of Mexico now being worked out by the South American mediators, and which it is announced would eliminate Huerta and establish a provisional government in which both the adherents of Huerta and constitutionalists would be represented, will not be acceptable to the constitutionalists, according to constitutionalist officers here. 1 7ASHINGTON, May of General Huerta and the Wwf establishment of a provisional government in Mexico in which both the Huerta and constitutionalist factions would be repre- sented, is contemplated in a plan which the three South American me- diators now are working out to be proposed for the solution of the entire Mexican problem. This, the first intimation as to the details of the mediation plans, became known tonight, though neither the mediators nor state depart- ment officials would make any statement as to how nearly complete is the plan to be submitted to the American and the Mexican delegates when they meet the South American envoys at Niagara Falls, Canada, next Monday. ...-._. It "wis-learned; ttfat the proposal might be that the setting up of a temporary government be undertaken by a commission of five persons, two of them to be named by Huerta, two by the constitutionalists and the fifth by the mediators. While the mediators have withdrawn their invitation to the con- stitutionalists to send delegates to their conference, -it generally is be- lieved that information is being sought as to whether the constitutional- ists would consent, in case of the elimination of Huerta, to some form of temporary government in which he would be represented. Those close to the mediators say it is believed that some such arrangement as this is the only possible one under which peace may be restored in Mexico under conditions satisfactory to all Mexican factions and to the United States. 1APATA TO AIIT VICTORY Of VILLA CONFIDENTIAL AGENT OP CAHRASZA SAYS BANDIT WILL -WORK IS HARMONY WITH REBELS, El Tasn, Tex., May Emil- iano Zapata will not enter the City of Mexico until the capital shall have been occupied by General Villa's troops and General Carranza shall have established himself at Chapultcpec, according to a statement today by Koberto V. Pes- quiera, confidential agrent of General Carranza here. Pesqulera said .that numerous mes- sages had passed between General Car- ranza and General Villa and General Za- pata and that a thorough understandint had been reached between them. He said General Zapata had acknowledged Carranza as chief. According; to the constitutionalist plan of campaign the divisions of the north and northeast will converge on the City of Mexico at the same time Zapata ap- proaches it from the south. General Carranza is taking steps to complete the civil governments of the states of the north ao that when he moves toward the City of Mexico he can leave Northern Mexico with stablo civil governments and not be under the ne- cessity of leaving strong garrisons to preserve order. This statement was re- ceived here late tcday in a telegram from Isldro Fnbella, acting minister of for- eign relations. I-EDEEAL GUNBOAT DESTEOYED Story Games from Thnt Four Accomplished Heroic Pent In Spite of Cnnnon. ARCHBISHOP OP REPUBLIC AA'D THEl BISHOP OF SALTILLO REACH VERA CRUZ WITH OTHERS. NoRdlcfl, Sonorn. May destruc- tion of the federal Runbout Morelos in tho harbor of MazatiJin last Sunday wna accomplished by four rebels who ran tho fltu of the federal nhoro batteries, according to details which reached hero, today. The four mon in a rowboat made their way to tho wnr which hud bcnn grounded ana Rimmioncrt by itn crew. Under fln> of tho fddoral hattorlon thny placed oIl-MoaKcd torchon, hurrlod bnok to nmflll boat ami again ran tho gauntlat of tho battorlod to jafpty. Tho mMrnr.lno of the Moreloa explod- ed, destroying tho veasM. The coiifltltu- imllRt flftld commandoin reported they wore drawlnp: tholr linen closrr about Mnr.atlan, thn fall uf which wan cxpocU-d momentarily. Vera Cruz, May Rev. Jose Mora Del Rio. archbishop of Mexico, and Rt. Rev. Jesus Maria Eachavarria, bishop of Saltillo, reached here today on a train, aboard which were eighty American ref- ugees, eighteen of whom carne from Sal- tillo. Most of the refugees spent two or three weeks in prison. The archbishop and the bishop ara on their way to' Rome to lay the Mex- ican situation before the pope. It IB in- timated that the archbishop haa been summoned by the pope. Whether ho will recommend any lino of action IB consid- ered doubtful, but he Is convinced that the pontiff would use hla high office to effect a iasUngr peace. The archbishop lot It be known that he has grave fears regarding tha fate of thousands of noncombatants In the capital, and he expressed his belief that should the 7.apata forces enter thd city there would be A riot of iootinp, especially of the cathedral and tho churches, which are popularly suppoeod to be filled with treasure. Frederick Adams, confidential man of Cowdray, accompanied the party, but his Intercut, he Insisted, was merely to look after tho churchmen In hla ca- pacity as a British suh.Ject. Welcomed by (icnrrnl Fnnvton. Archbishop Mora Del Rio, whose ap- pearance was more thnt of a Spaniard than of a Mexican, wns a pictnrenniio figure aa he nltghlcd from the train. Ho wore a linen duster nnd cape cut alonjf tho lines of the clerical garb. Chaplain John F. Chenoweth of the Fourth United States Infantry introduced himself and assured Iho Mexican prelate that ho had been instructed by (Jeneral Funaton to extend to thorn whatever courtesies ho won able, but they wero too nervous to do more thnn murmur tholr thanks. The um-anlncHs of Iho prolutuH in- creased when tho chaplain expressed a doslro to tako Ihom to (icneral Punslou to present thorn, but after a Imsty cx- clrnnK" of romnrkfl and an apparent in- clination to hold back, they accompanied tho chnplnln to tho goneral'H hoadquar- (lanrral Fun a ton aftfttirrd thorn thnt hft wlfOtOfl to rxtond in thoni alt rnnrtcjitrm wlillo they remained nnd ftjtkrrt pormlswlon to r.all. Hotrmwhul r en AMU re il, the arrh bishop told tho ;