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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1914, Mason City, Iowa I WEEKLY NO MONEY IN II OTJ S E 8 Make money by renting your houses tomprrow through tlie use of n G G WANT THE WEATHER Unsettled wentlier tonight and Friday probably showers wwiuer cast and central por tions fresh winds REPORTS BY WIRE EACH PAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 23 1914 AMMUNITION RETURNED Washington April Disposition ot the guns and ammuni tion in the cargo ot tho German ves sel Ypiranga which were held up at Vera Cruz when Admiral Fletcher took the port was arranged for at a conference between Secretary of State Bryanand Ambassador von BernstorfC of Germany The qaptaln of the vessel being un able to secure clearance papers at Vera Cruz will return the cargo to its former owners in Germany although the Huerta government had paid in advance for the munitions Cost oE transporting the cargo to Vera Cruz and return must he borne by the consignors of the amnnitions This arrangement is in accord with the international precedents covering such incidents CARRANZA IN NOTE TO WILSON INVITES OF UNITED STATES FORCES FROM ICAN SOIL THE REMOVAL MEX ADMIRAL BADGER REPORTS THAT EIGHT MORE AMERI CANS MAKING TWELVE IN ALL HAVE BEEN KILLED DURING THE INVESTMENT OF VERA CRUZ BY THE AT LANTIC FLEET RAILWAY LINE CLOSED Special to The GlobeGazette Washington D April The Tehauniepec Railway of Wai state aml Navy across Mexico has been closed The Hawaim Steamship Com pany were given notice and Ihcy have diverted their ships to Panama WILSON BENDS ALL ENER GIES TOWARD LAYING OUT OPERATIONS MAKES STATEMENT TO ANSWER GEN CARRANZA GEORGE DOUGLASS ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO BURN THE HOME OF FREDERICK WRIGHT YES TERDAY AFTERNOON EMBARGO IS REESTABLISHED Special to The GloboGazette Washington D April decision to reestablish the embargo along the northern border of Mexico was reached by President Wilson and his advisors as a result of Giirranzas note It will take immediate effect to prevent the shipment of rounds of ammunition reaching the Constitutionalist army Departments Hurry Froin One Conference to Another Thru AMERICANS CAPTURE BREASTWORKS Special to The GlobeGazette Washington April marines and blue jackets today gained possession of the breastworks three miles inland from Vera Cruz on the railroad to the City of Mexico that hail been in the possession of Ilucrtas soldiers The United Stales and Mexico are ac tually at Ia tho declaration of Senator Borah in tho senate AMERICANS IN DANGER Special toTfie GloboGazetto Washington D April advices rcaeh ing here in code from the City of Mexico disclosed that the Americans there are in danger These code messages were communicated to government officials The dispatches which came from a source of unques tioned trustworthiness bore date of today and set forth that mobs of Mexicans arc forming for antiAmerican demonstrations and that the Americans on the streets have been menaced and threatened with violence and that Americans are concentrating at the Uniied Slates embassy for mutual protection AMERICAN REFUGEES ARK SAFE Special to The GlobeGazette Washington D April from Admiral Badger to Ihe Navy Department that all American foreign refugees at Tampico have been taken from the city The admiral reported that all was quiet at Vera Cruz Admiral Badgers report to the Navy Department said By the courtesy and energy of the captains of the German and British cruisers there arc now on hoard our ships about 1200 American refugees and more are ex pected tomorrow coming from outside points The merchant ships are also taking men on ALAGRA DEMANDS PASSPORTS Special to The GlobeGazette Washington D April after a con ference with Secretary Bryan made a formal demand for his passports He said that lie would leave Washington tonight and would probably go to Europe Algaru said that no foreign representative here had yet been designated to handle the j Bryan and other cabinet officers Mexican affairs but that tlie situation would probably be ncm conference to confer ed over to the French embassy Secretary just before going into conference with Prusidnt Wilson said passports were being prepared in the stale department arid would be delivered to Algara later today out the Day Special to Tho GlobeGazetto Washington April tration leaders today laid plans for raising the war revenue in case the army goes into Mexico Siiys Wiir Is On Special to The GlobeGazette Washington April 23 Speetal to Tho GlobeGazette Washington April is suing a statement declaring the in tent of the United States to enforce reparation the president bent all the energies oc the administration to planning opprutlons in Mexico The presidents statement was is sued after a cabinet conference in reiIjr to a message from the Con BtJtutioualist chief General Car ranza From dawn the wearied chiefs of tho war and navy departments MEXICAN TROOPS MOVE TOWARD JUAREZ Special to The GloboGazette El Paso April Mexican troop trains and another train of horses and ammunition are said to have left Chihuahua last night for Juarez across the river from here The forces are said to be commanded by General Oretga The War Department at Washington was notified At Juarez every effort was made to conceal the news Colonel Halfielcl has put into effect the order restoring the embargo Mnos to Attack Special to The OloboGaette Vera Cruz April 2l General Gustavo iMaas former Mexican com mander at era Cruz is reported as planning to move against city with strong reinforcemeuts brought up from Puebla CONSTITUTIONALISTSHUERTAISTS UNITE Special to The GlobeGazette Washington D April has reached the War Department that the Constitutionalists have united with the Huertaists at Tampico to oppose American VERA CRUZ NOW UNDER CONTROL Special to The GlobeGazette Washngton D April dispatch from Rear Admiral Badger says twelve Americans were killed and fifty wounded in the occupation of Vera Gruz Eight men were killed and thirty wounded in yesterdays fighting An earlier report had placed thesecond days casualties at two killed and ten wound ed making a total of six killed and thirty wounded Admiral Badger adds that the city is now under control Officials declined to discuss the possibility of restoring the embargo in connection wth rumors of largo shipments of arms nearing the border for the Constitutionalists v OSHAUGHNESSY HANDED PASSPORTS Special to The GlobeGazette Washington D April OShaughnessy the American chage at Mexico City has been handed his passports by Huerla and is preparing to leave Mexico Gity This an nouncement by the State Department early today intensified the situation causing a sensation as it is believed it forecasted a declaration of war by Huerta It is probable that Charge Al gara will quit Washington when he learns of Huertas latest move General Carranzas note to President Wilson declaring the seizure of Vera Gruz a violation of the national sovereignty of Mexico and inviting the the United states to withdraw its forces added a new crisis many interpreting Garranzas note as indicating the Constitutionalists would join the Federals against the United Stales Killed by Krieml Special to The Vera Ortiz April of the American marines was killed dur ing the night by a young blue Jacket a aailor on sentry duty becoming ex cited when ihe a figure move towards him out of darkness He forgot his inartuctions to chal FLKTlUKM PROCLAIMS MILITARY net with Counselor Robert Lansing o the state department aided President Wilson in formulat ing his reply to Carranza At tho war department Secretary Garrison General Witherspoou chief staff Major General IiOon urd Wood vho has been designated to command the army in Its moxican operations and General E W Weaver chief of coast artillery dis cussed possible operations or land Washington April 23 Admiral Fletchers proclamation to the mayor chief of police and citizens Vera Cruz rends It bus become necessary for the naval forces of the United States of America now at Vera Cruz to land and nsfiumo military control of the custom wharves of Vera Cruz Your THE PHYSICIANS BELIEVE HE TOOK CHLOROFORM SHOE BLACKING MERCURY IN AN ATTEMPT TO END HIS LIFE JEALOUSLY IS SAID TO BE THE MOTIVE Chained to a bed in the Park Hospital George Douglass a negro employed as a porter at Michaels drug store is recov ering from the effect of what police and physicians say was selfadminislcred poison taken just before his arrest Wednes day afternoon on a charge of arson Chloroform is thought o have been the drug first taken followed with shoo blacking and mercury scraped from the back of a mirror A piece of mirror with the mertury backing nearly all freshly scraped off was found upon his person when ho was again searched after being taken sick in jail Where he got it is for everything he had was taken from hiit by the police when he was searched If he lives he owes his life to Deputy Sheriff Harry Knapli and fellow prisoners at tho county jail who walked him con tinuously for over two hours to keep him from gotng to lenge three times and fired imzned is requested to preserve lately the marine falling dead order and prevent loss of life It ia not the intention of the United States naval forces to Inter fere with the administration of civil affairs of Vera Cruz more than Is Bridges Safe to The GloboGazette Washington April 23 It is learned that the navy and war de partments have made plans for an early seizure of the railroad from Vera Cruz to Mexico City A recnn noltering party reported atlll In tact two bridges on tho railroad one ten necessary for the purpose of main taining a condition of law and order and enforcing such sanitary condi tions as are needed to meet military requirements It is desired that the civil officials of Vera Crun shall continue in the miles and one eighteen miles west j peaceful pursuit of their occupations of Vera Cruz Officers at Vera CVuz I Under these conditions full protec reported that theae bridges must be tion will be given to the city by the ATTEMPT TO DESTROY BRIDGE Special to The GlobeGazette Eagle Pass Texas April destroying tho ma chinery in he railroad shops and blowing ip the railroad switches and removing the instruments from the telegraph of fice in Piedras Negras Mexico opposite here a party of Mex ican Federals were prevented from blowing up the Mexican protected if Vera Cruz is to bo made the base of further operations be cause the bridges could not be readily rebuilt if destroyed TteEstaljltsli Embargo Special to Tho GlobeGezette Washington April war departmenthas ordered reestablish ment of the embargo on arms This became known after messages had been received from San Antonio Tex as stating the southern division ot the United States army had received auoh instructions through Fort Sam Houston The war department or der tj Fort Sam Houston directed tie officers In command to stop all shipments of arms consigned to the Mexican federal troops at Pledras rJegras across the border British Warned El April sub jects In Mexico were warned to leave Immediately Darning from the British ambassador at Washington to British consul here who immedi ately wired the Consuls in Mexico About seven hundred Britishers are In Mexico United Staten naval forces It is enjoined on all inhabitants and property owners to prevent firing by individuals from the shelter of heir houses on United States forces ir on anyone else Such firing by ir egulars not members of an organized military force Is contrary to the laws of If persisted In it will call or severe measures Signed F P FLETCHER Roar Admiral U S N Commander detached squadron of United States Atlantic Qreeks In Fight Joseph Cfartel and Joseph Christ Greek of Inland street were arrested shortly after noon to day1 Charged with flghtinff The ENTOMBED IN MINE Long from Trinidad April diatance telephone message Empire mine where from twenty to thirty men women and children have been imprisoned for twentyfour forces at length Orders from the war department put a summary stop to Importation of arms to forces across the Moxluin border Tlie situation on the Mexican bor der WHS of the days con ferences Any contemplated move ment of the army to Vera Cruz by transport it Is reported will be held up as result of the Carranza mes sage of last night until the border conditions would permit the with drawal of troops there Wilsons Comment President Wilson issued following comment on Carranzas statement I wish to reiterate with the great est emphasis the desire and intention of this government to respect in ev ery possible way thn sovereignlty and independence of the people of Mexi The feeling and intention of the government In this matter are not based upon politics They go much deeper than that They are based upon a genuine frelndnhip for the Mexican people and a profound in terest in the reestablishment of their constitutional system What ever unhappy circumstances or ne cessities may arise this object will be hold steadily In view and pur sued with persistent purpose so far as this government Is concerned But we are dealing with facts Wherever and whenever the dignity of the United States is flouted Its International rights or the rights of its citizens Invaded to exercise It this government must deal with those actually in control It is now deal ing with General Huorta In the terri tory he controls That he does not rightfully control It does not alter the fact that ho does control it We are dealing moreover only hours said a party of atrlkors ap proached the mine about noon and offered tho prisoners a chance to surrender and bo conducted safely from the strike district The total casualties of fighting remain un known Nurses Convention Miss Hattlo Lrymenfltahl Mason City school nurse Is spending two weeks in St Louie attending the National convention of graduated nurses Several thousand nurses end of the international bridge by the timely arrival of an battery American patrol 110 ci chatfire was changed to assault and jirom ail over the country ate attond was lined Miss Lymenstahl will also gtanberys taka up 9 short course In school Inflamed with jealousy because Mrs Frederick Wright aso a negro would have nothing to do with him and spurned his preferred love Douglas yesterday afternoon poured kerosene all over tho lower floor of the womans home at 511 East Eighth street and set tire to it ac cording to Information filed before Justice Klmball shortly after tha fire that brought about the mans arrest by Captain Frank Campbell later in the day A short tome after Douglas was locked up in the county Jail lie be came violently sick and physicians called assert that he attempted EU cklo choosing as a poison they think a mixture of shoo blacking chloro form and mercury the flatter scrap ed from tho back of n mirror At one time he was very near death and was removed to the Park ihospltal to bo cared for during tho evening Oil from Lamps The manner in which the fire broke out caused Tom Clark a white man who first saw tlie fire and toilers in the neighborhood to have suspicions as to its origin and an investigation followed The aged mother of Mrs Wright who was at home alone except for a white roomer named Peterson was locked out doors by Douglas who also roomed at the place when she went out to feed the chickens Doug las was heard moving around down stairs and finally was heard by Pet erson when he went out slamming the door as he left A very short time later the fire broke out Peterson and Mr Clark Kmjitied The lamps used in the house hiu been filled during the morning by the old mother When they were ex amined after the fire they were found to be undamaged but the tops were removed and the oil pourec from them The manner In whlcl the fire spread gave much reason to believe it had some special kindling After consultation with and in vestigation by tho police Mrs Wright filed Inforamtion with his tlce A L KImbaii and Douglas wa arrested t was finally accomplished and Hfl hen rapidly recovered Stubborn Denial Douglas stubbornly denies that he ook anything He Is Improved to day but is still at the hosyltal Symp oins tnrliiy Indicate that he took hloroform or some similar drug lis occupation gavo him accensto any kind of drug lie cared to use provid ed he could take It out wtlhout ba ng Been by the clerks Whether or not he will recover cannot be told until it is learned whether or not ho took mercury It vlll bo some time before danger of death from mercurial poisoning ia mat Ills heaving has been defer red until he has sufficiently recov ered to be taken into court STREET CHANOE Connelly Holdiiiir Meeting to Look into North Side Mutter Special meeting at tho council ia being held today to pass upon a pe tition asking that the nortli and Bouth alley from Eleventh to Marnn street between Main and Michigan be made a street Most of those In terested have asked for the change but a few are objecting TOLL STILL UNKNOWN1 to The GlobeGazette Trinidad April tho toll of yesterdays fighting still unknown three mining properties burned to the ground and others re ported destroyed and the fate of thirty refugees of the Empire mine who took refuge in a slope still lu doubt and a rapidly increasing num ber of armed men active the situa tion In Southern Colorado is more critical than ever eleven are said to have been killed yesterday and a score arc missing WETlUiRSrOOX NOW CHIEF OF STAFF with those whom he commands and those who come to his support With theae we must deal They do not lawfully represent tha people of Mexico In that fact we rejoice because our quarrel is not with the Mexican people and we do not desire to dictate their affairs But wo must enforce our rightful demands upon those whon tno existing au thorities at the placo where we net do for the time being Afer issuing his statement and declaring that action In Mexico would be directed solely against Huorta Wilson cancelled all routine engagements to devote the entire day Jo tho Mexican sltuatlonV Seemed Dopy Before he was locked up Douglan eeemed dopy bnt the police thought he was drunk After being taken to jail he became worse nnd soon attracted tho attention of other prisoners who notified Deputy Sher iff Knapp A physician was called and medicine given but as the ie gro refused to admit that he had taken anything It was difficult to tell what to give for his relief and he still became worse From about until o clock in the evening prisoners and officers walked the man about the corldors continually until he finally fell to the floor frothing at liio mouth Several physicians were called and he was taken to the hos pital Much trouble was experienced In getting a tube Into his stomach so tightly cinched wero his caws but Special to The GlobeGazette Washington D April portant changes affecting a number of the highest officers of tho army wero put Into effect as a result of tlie expiration of Major General Woods tour of duty as chief of tho general staff Major General Weth erspoon becomes chief of staff in suc cession to Major General Wood who hns been assigned to the command oj tho Eastern Department with head quarters at Governors Inland X Y For some time past Major General Wetiiorepoon has boon assistant chief of staff in which position he la succeeded by Briggdler Gen Hugh L Scott late In troops at Fort Bliss Textual Tlio new chief of stafi will until Novem ber 18 when ho will bc retired front the service on account of ;