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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1914, Mason City, Iowa vVICEAWEEK WEEKLY NO MONEY IN EMPTY HOUSES Make money by renting your houses tomorrow through the use of a G G AVANT REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OP THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS TH2 WEATHER Unsettled tonight ami Tues day probably showers colder tonight ami oust ami south por tion Tuesday fresh triads VOL XXI ASGT4 CITY TUESDAY APRIL 28 1914 17 TRANSPORTS PROCEEDING AT REDUCED SPEED TO WARDS VERA CRUZ BATTLE STILL RANGING IN TAMPICO VICINITY Flag Hoisted With Proper Cer Over Fletchers Headquarters at Vera Cruz Special to The GlobeGazette Vera Cruz April ports bringing the brigade of American troops from Galveston under command of General Funston have reduced their speed in order not to arrive be fore late this afternoon It is probable that the men uHl not land before tonight or tomor row Flag Is Raised Special to The GlobeGazotto Vera Cruz April Ameri can flag was hoisted at noon witl appropriate ceremonies over th hedaciuarters of Admira Fletcher STILL FIGHT AT TAMPICO Special to The GlobeGazette Washington April tionaliBts at Tamplco are continuing theiivattack on the city according to a from Admiral Mayo re celved at the navy department The American Consul at Tarn says tlie dispatch now is on board the Dolphin with the consular force on the Des Molnes The Nort Dakota has arrived at Tampico an general conditionsare reported aa Arousing Populace Vera Cruz April culars enumerating American busi ness houses are being distributed in the streets of Mexico City The handbills call on the populace to de stroy the concerns listed Some o the American stores whose names appeared In the circular already have teen looted Another list being distributed is that of Mexicans managing some o the American store It Is declared that these men must he killed be cause ot their identiCicatioan witl foreign interests The newspapers of the capital are publishing stories to the effect tha American forces at Vera Cruz an slaughtering women and children and the papers call on Mexicans in Mexico City to retaliate in a similar manner Other stories printed by Uie news papers aay that France Germany Great Britain and Spain had declar ed war against the United States an that American battleships have aunl several shipg flying the flags o these nations Mexicans also arc old that the Mexican army has in vaded the United States and tha negroes in thesouthern state are assisting the Mexicans According to word received here from Mexico City 1C M Van Zandt the president and all trustees an jfficers of the American Club there ire under arrest as are all official the Mercantile Banlcing company md the Mexico City Banking com The officers of the banking institutions were arrested because their refusal to give moneyto Mexican government The American grocery was burn 3d and an attempt made to fire th American Club Three other Aiserl nan stores were looted The government appears to he en couraging the demonstrations against Americans although the burning and footing ia held in check by the police THREE AMERICANS THE FIRST VICTIMS OF THE MEXICANS AT VERA CRUZ IHIATH OP SIRS Passes Away lit Hospital ns tlio Ho salt of Blood Poisoning Mrs Laura Evaline Greene aged 26 died at a local hospital Saturday night after a three weoks illness with blood poisoning Mrs Green has been living with parents Mr and Mra L LaVun 216 South Jefferapn since com ng here with her husband a few weoks ago from Kansas Aout throe weeks ago she was removed to the hospital suffering with the com plications of blood poisoning which resulted in her death Although not living here long nhe had numer ous friends who will bo greatly shocked at hor untimely death Mr ian employe oC the Peoples Gas Electric Co The funeral services win bo hold Tuesday afternoon Roy J E Wag ner officiating When Captain W R Rush of the battleship Florida landed marines at Vera Cruz under Major Smedley Butler four men were killed Dan iel A MCaggerty George Polnaett of Philadelphia Jno Schumacher o Brooklyn and Sam uel Morten of Chicagro They were the first to give up their lives for their country in what may be a long war with Mexico or a mere tempor ary occupation of territory as Presi dent Wilson wishes To the parents of each man sacri ficed for his country Secretary of the Navy Daniels wrote at the direc tion the president this letter condolence This mornings dispatches from Vera Cruz conveying the distressing news that your son was in the first line to give his life for his country saddens all Americans as the tragedy brings gloo into your home My feeling and the feeling of the president to you in this sad hour was GEORGE PO1NSETT DANIEL A HAGGBRTY expressed by President Lincoln when on Nov 21 18G4 he wrote to Mrs Bixby of Boston whose five sons gave their lives fighting under tho American flag I feel how weak and ruitlcss must be any words of mine whlcl phould attempt to beguile you from a loss so overwhelming But i can not refrain from tendering to you th consolation that may be found in th thanks of the republic they died to pave I pray that our Heaven Father may assauge the anguish o your bereavement and leave yon only the cherished memory of the loved and lost and tlie solemn pride tha must be yours to have laid so costlj a sacrifice upon the altar of free At the homes of these men elahor ato preparations were made for the funerals Requests were made tc the secretary of the navy for th shipment the bodies home an the burials will takeon something o a ptihlio function in each city wher a hero is to be honored George Douglas Charged with Setting Fire to the Wright Home Dies in the Hospital George Douglas the negro who took poison last Wednesday In the county jail after he had been ar rested for setting fire to the home of Mrs Frederick Wright negress died at this afternoon at the Park hospital Physicians there can not say what the direct cause of death was although they think It came from the dose of combination poison which consisted of chloro form shoe polish and mercury It may be possible that mercury was the cause although this will be de termined when anautopsy is held Dr Eehternacht said this afternoon County Attorney Robinson has or dered an examination of the body Hope was given up for the ife Douglas this noon and Dr Echter naeht endeavored to ge the negro to teli what ha took although in his delirious condition he could only say I cant lie about it Hit by Auto A rig driven by Charles Penson fortnan of the city pipe laying gang was struck at the corner of Eighth and Michigan streets yesterday by an automobile Mr Penson was thrown out and severely bruised The rig was damaged somewhat The owner of the automobile claim ed that the accident not be avoided and waswilling to pay all damages No action was taken against him OOZE MKEJ f LIGHT Transporters Grips Full ot lied Kje Behind on Depot form Police Approach That he who has the nerve to carry into Mason City and has the presence of mind to run when he sees the cops can live to carry another shipment into the ctty must have been the logic of two young men who brought six gallons of booze into the city on passen ger train No fi of the St railroad Saturday night Officers at tho station had been tipped off that were on the train and and when the young off the train steps the patrolmen walked towards them They dropped two grips and fled The last aeen of them making tracks down tho M 8t L The darkness forbid the patrolmen giv ing chase The whiskey was taken to tho police station and added to the collection of confiscations of the same sort Arrangements Martewjth Mexico Providing llefugeo Train from Capital to the Special to The GloliorGaxetto Washington April a conference with President Wilson Secretary Bryan announced today that all arrangements are competed to permit all Americans in Mexico City to leave there Seven hundrei American men and women are pre paring to go comprising Die last remnants of the American colony Washington Apri have been issued by the war depart ment transferring the Mexican pris oners held at Fort Bliss near E7 Paso Texas to Fort Wingate New Mexico The deprtment believed it necessary to move prisoners further from the Mexican border in view of possible developments The third squadron of the twelfth cavalry now at Fort Meade S will be sent to Fort Wiiigate to guard the prisoners Special to The GlobeGazette Washington April Mexi can situation early today was mark ed by unofficial advices to the Span ish Ambassador who is representing the Hnerta that say Huerta has consented to mediate the MexicanUnited States crisis Con sul Canada at Vera Cruz has reported that Mexican soldiers have taken many Americans from trains and im prisoned them at Agues Calientes where other foreigners are detained Americans were jailed American stores looted and one burned at the City of Mexico All American refugees have left Tampico and a general exodus from Mexican coast towns has begun United States Consul General Hanna at Monterey is reported as being jailed hy Mexican and re leaspd after two days by the Constt when they took the city Oil Men Help Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Washington April navy department has received a request from the oil intreests In New York with property in Tampico oil district that an American force bo sen to the rescue of a hundred employes now on the oil lands about seventy five miles southwest of Tampico The request states the men are well arm ed but unable to get to the Ameri can ships because of fighting between Constitutionalists and Federal troops about Tampico Ten Mexicans Keportcd Killed b Bolder Patrol in Kffort to Cros tho iiouudary Inti Arizona Special to The GlobeGazette Tjiuedo April Mexican federals who evacuated NIICVO Ijnredo Friday after set tiiiK tiro to town and skirmishing with tho American border patrol yesterday attempt ed to cross to the American sido at Mhiera twenty miles novUi of Laredo and were driven buck by United States soldieis a loss of ten killed and twenty wounded according to an unconfirmed report received hero COAL KATE CASKS Jnssernml Says All Snfe Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Washington April 27 French Ambassador Tusaerand today an nounced that the French legation In Mexico City informed him by tele graph that all Americans in the Mexican capital are safe The dis patch declared that there had been antl American demonstrations but that they were not serious and that the city is now kuiet Special lo The GloljeGazettc Washington Apri Dakota coal cases have been advanc ed for hearing by the supreme conr for October 13 next The cases in volve the question whether an un renumcrative rate ou a commodity I a confiscatory rale within the mean iiig of the constitution Let Jap Refugees In Special to The GlobeGazette Washington April Ambassador has got from Secretar Bryan permission for Japanese wli were in Mexico to find a tempora refuge in the United States if it be conies necessary to suspend operatioi of the immigration laws in order t permit entry of these Japanese win are mainly on the Pacific coast o Mexico Consults Specialist J A Tibbit formerly president o the Mason City Carpenters union an well known here is in Omaha consulting with eye specialists re garding an injured eye which is th result of a splinter of steel havini lodged in one of the members ove three weeks ago Mr Tibbit met witl an accident to nis right ye while working in the basement of the Re gent theatre while the building wa under construction it pained him for several days Consulting a loca physician he was sent to Milwaukee where specialists nil vised him to re turn to Mason City and have the cy taken out The operation was per formed successfully but as is fre quently the case the other eye wa sympathetic and as he Is to be in Omaha a few days his physician ad vised him consult a well knowi specialist there and watch it care fully while he 1a there it is hope that nothioK seuieiw MAKES AL APPEAL ON COLORADO STiUKE MATTER WANTS OIL MAGNATE TO USE INFLUENCE Score of Lives and Untolt Prop erty Damage Already the Toll of Violence in Western Coal Fields Special to The GlobeGazette Denver April no out breaks reported but wtih the situa tion tense in Las Auimas Huerfauo and Fremont counties all concerned in the Colorado strike awaited President Wilsons reply to au appeal for federal troops den Chase with two hundred milltlamciu reached Canon City made a tour ot the surrounding territory and re ported conditions quiet A hundred citizens who last night patrolled tlio town and territory to the south and east were induced to surrender their arms to the sheriff leaving furlliei protective measures to the militia It is reported the strikers are still in possession the Chandler mine Governor Ammons will make a dc man that the strikers give up the Chandler mine Special to Tho GlobeGazette Washington April Wilson has mado a personal appea to John D RockeEeler to bring about a settlement the Colorauo strike and the violence which already ha cost a score of lives and heavy prop erty loss Rockefeller who owns a large part of the mines affected by the strike in response to a telegram from President Wilson declared he had turned over his Colorado inter ests to his son John D Rockefeller whom he would ask to cooper ate with Chairman Foster of tlio House committee on Mines and Mln ing Tho president sent Foster to New York to talk with tlie younger Rockefeller Upon the outcome o the conference depends whether troops which have been askee for by all aides of the controversy will be sent to tlie strike zone Recently the younger Rookefellei ot a hearing of tho Mines committee of the House said the mine owner would fight to the end even thoiiglj they lost all they had Invested in Colorado Since then the conflic has raged with all the horrors of act ual warfare The president and cab inet officers senators and congress men have been flooded with tele graph messages describing the inos1 grewsoma happenings torribh scenes Nothing that has happened ii Mexico said one cabinet officer compared with the awful thing that have occurred In Colorado The public mind for the moment has been centered on Mxico and has no observed the great domestic struggle between the strike breakers and tho miners and the militia in Senator Thomas and Congrossmai Edward Keating of Colorado con ferret at tlie White house Governor Ammons lias telegraphed requesting the Colorado delegation to advise the president that a truce between the strikers and state authorities has been violated that citizens of Canon City are in mortal terror Hie state militia inadequate Trinidad overrun with armed men police and slier iffs and citizens in imminent danger Secretary Garrison said he had nol been consulted as to the sending ol troops to Colorado It was stated at the war depart ment however that if troops are orcl ereel a detachment will PR sent of two troons ot the twelfth cavali5 now at Fort D A Russell Cheyenne Wyo John Jr Silent Special to Tlie GlobeGazette New York April D Rockefeller Jr spent the forenoon in conference with his personal at torney Starr J Murphy He refuser to comment upon the personal ap peal made by President in an effort to bring a settlement of the Colorado coal strike OWNERSHIP IS SH Special to Tlio GlobeGiizeUe Washington April 27 That gov ernment ownership of the rallrodas would be a necessary sequence to the refusal of tho interstate com berco commission to permit an ad vance in freight rates or at least to provide for additional net revenue to tho roads Tho suggestion Is made in briefs and arguments submitted to the com mission in the eastern ladvunce rate case When arguments were opened it wao suggested by counsel that the proceedings might require live DICTATOR HUEBTA READY Tfl ACCEPT MEDIATION PLANS UNOFFICIALLV TKLLS 1HPLO fTTlS THAT LAST PROPOSI TION MEETS HIS FAVOK SOUTH AMKIUOAN NATIONS TAKH PART CJermmijv Kugluiul anil Franco Ex erting Such Influence us They Oiui to Hueitu to Accede to De mands SUNDAY AFTERNOON WREAKS SOME HAVOC IX TRIP OVER THE STATE Washington April liplomats in Washington it ia learn d are pessimistic over the success ful outcome of mediation proposals by South American governments to prevent a war with Mexico While he motion of Great Britain Germany and Prance in urging Iluerta to ac cept the good offices preferred by 3razll Chile and Argentina have au encouraging effect upon officials aere there are few who believe that sucess can eventuate from the under taking This afternoon Ambassador De Gamu and Ministers Suarez and Hnon ended a protracted conference as to future procedure in the media tion proposals without determining a definite plan tor the next move Taiujle of Telephone graph and Electric Wires Was Result Damage Done Huerta Advised to Yield Speolal to The GlobeGazette Berlin April Eng land and France have advised Huer ta through their rninlsterb in Mex ico City to accede to the demands of the United States This announce ment was made hero officially Tluortit Accepts Offer to The GlolioGazette Washington April that Huorta accepted tender good of fices made by Argentine Brazil and Chili was today conveyed lo President Wilson through diplomat ic sources Huertas formal accept ance has not been drafted but he in formed diplomats in Mexico City who took up the subject with him that he would accept Special to Tlic GlobcGaxette Vora Cruz April was rejoicing here when word was received from the British Minister Sir Lionel Cardan in Mexico City that Hnerta had agreed to permit another refugee train to leave the capital and that 250 foreigners in cluding Americans would arrive in Vera Crux tomorrow Previously hopes of the Americans here had been buoyed up by a statement given out In behalf Admiral Fletcher that he had information which led him to hope for an early arrival of more American refugees from Mex ico City and for better treatment of all Americans and their possible eventual release Next in Importance to these devel opments was the expected arrival a brigade troops commanded by General Pension The soldiers arc expected before nightfall STORM UNROOFED FREIGHT CAR Tele Other MINISTERS Special to the GlobeGazette Washington Apia Minister Riano in charge of Mexican affairs and Argentine Ambassador Naon representing the South Ameri can countries who tendered their good offices in the Mexican situation have met for conference and went further into the suggested plans for mediation South American Plan Washington April American diplomacy tonight made its first attempt to solve the Mexi can crisis by peaceful negotiation The United States government ac cepted from Argentine Brazil arid a formal offer to act as inter mediaries in the present situation but reservedly pointed out that an not of aggression by the military forces or hostile demonstrations to ward Americans might upset hopes of immediate peace Coincidentally with tho accept ance of the offer of mediation ad ministration officials announced there would bo no cessation of prepa rations by the army and navy for fu ture emergencies and no orders would be issued to the naval forces now at Vera Cruz or the ships at ana changing original plans No fur ther stops however to secure repar ation the indignities which gave rise to the present situation will be attempted while the effort is hoinc made to bring about a settlement through diplomacy Will Eliminate ITiicrtn Although tho offer made by tho three South American countries did not reveal their plans it was learn ed that they contemplate a broad aetttonicnt of tho Mexican problem through the elimination of Hiiorta upon which the United States has in sisted from tlio beginning Notifica tion of the offer of intermediation was sent not only to thn diplomatic representatives of Argentine Bra zil and Chile in Mexico City but to General Oarranza and the constitu tionalists In northern Mexico President Wilson summoned Sen ators and Lodge of the acmnte foreign relations com mittee and Chairman Flood and Representative Cooper of the house committee on foreign affairs to dis cuss the now turn in first ray of hope after a day oE wor ry and anxiety over the scores of Americano held up In their flight the Mexican capital Ruined shade trees tangled tel ephone telegraph and electric wires Broken polos some unroofed sheds and box care damaged silos and broken windmills were left Jn the wake of a severe wind and rain storm that swept across Northera Iowa late Sunday afternoon break ing here about oclock That more diamnge was not done by the furious gale that came up caused many expressions of surmise today Storm clouds before the blow com menced looked very ugly and many feared a cyclonic disturbance but so far as can be learned there was no storm of that nature anywhere in this territory and damage reported is only that which often follows a straight wind Rumors of loas xf life has thus far proven groundless Biid Dust Storm Before the rain began it was im possible to see any great distance because of tho thickness ot the clouds that overcast the sky and the hugh quantities of dust which the wild breezes up au whisked about Several minutes before the rain began automobile parties and per sons in exposed positions began tj scurry for shelter and porch chalrfc and swings came down hurrily Most automobilists lighted their headlights about oclock but so dense were the dust clouds that they did little good Many caught midway Mason City and Clear Lakd ran their cars into barns nearby farm houses and either waited for storm to cease or continued thatl journeys on the ours Little Serious Dantugo Property damage was much less however than was expected Insurt ance agents have no news concern ing losses in the country tributary to their offices and think if there were losses on property underwritten by them that amounted to much that they would have loss reports by noon today Tod Ransom Stuck Of the scores of motorists who were caught by the storm of Sunday afternoon probably Tod Hansom had the most trying time He Ws on his way home from the laks with his family as passengers in his bis touring car trying to beat the Htorm when it overtook him To add to his afflictions his car had developed a flat tire which mado it 1mpos sible for him to avoid the storm Seeing that 1m could riot reach Ma son City Mr Rannoin sent his pass engers to town on tho interurban changedtiros and proceeded in the storm A short distance from thfl Colby plant trouble again whfn tlio big machine sliped off the slippery grade Into the soft bottom gutter rendered muddler and stickier than usual by recent tiling operations be side the road at that point The cnr provod to be hopelesalr stuck though men and wltli block and taclclo labored far into the night in an effort to release it and get it back on the grade Ono of the horses owned by one the tile companies that was used slipped while pulling and It was at first thought it had sustained a broken leg but it developed later that it was only strained This morning when the cnr war still stuck beside the Intraurban track Trainmaster John SeisKOger directed a freight crew to stop at the scene of the trouble with a long and lend any assistance pos sible in getting the car back on llm rond It was thought that Hie anipifl power of the electric applied slowly would result in moving the car from its position Cars Xot Tnterurban lines came through tin storm without a delay of any kind or any reported trouble so tho scoro or more of automobile parties that were forcod to abandon their cars In barns along tho road or In soino Instances stuck on the highway wero not disappointed when they wnltod in tho rain by tho car 1no for thn next interurban for they run ning on time Conductors report tliat every rav botwncn and oclock nick ed up from half a dozen to n wet and bedraggled parties of mon and women Roof Torn Off Tho roof of a box car that was standing in the Lehigh Cement iilanh not far from thn viailuct southeast of tho main buildings tho Groat Western Rock Island mnn line torn off by the high wind ail sent hurtling through the air crcat Continued Pace ;