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South American Envoys Continue Their Work to Bring About Peace in Mexico
HARRISBURG SSaMKS TELEGRAPH
LXXXIII —• No. 100
ORDERS TBOOPS TO
PROCEED TO STRIKE
DISTRICT 111 IST
Decision Reached After Ex
ecutive Had Gone Over
Situation With Members of
His Cabinet in Two-hoar
VIRTUAL CIVIL WAR
EXISTS IN COLORADO
Number of Soldiers to Be
Sent to Scene Will Be De
cided Upon at Conference
Late This Afternoon
By Associated Press
Washington. April 28.—President
Wilson to-day decided to order federal
troops to Colorado to restore order
in the coal strike district where virtual
civil war exists.
The decision was reached after the
President had gone over the Colorado
Situation with his Cabinet during the
greater part of a two-hour session,
and a proclamation will he issued
later to-day ordering federal soldiers
to the scene of the industrial conflict.
The number or troops will be de
cided upon in a conference between
the President and Secretary of War
By Associated I'ress
Denver, Col.. April 2S.—Conditions
in the Colorado coal fields became
more serious last night than at any
time since the inception of the strike
last September. Violence spread from
ih southern fields to those of the ex
treme north, continuing with vigor in
the southern zone, which probably will
cost the lives of seven mine guards at
the Walsen mine near Walsenburg.
The conflicts between strikers and
mine guards at W'ajsen and at the
Hecla mine at Louisville continued
throughout the night. The arrival of
the militia from l.udlow at the Walsen
mine apparently had no effect upon
the many strikers who kept up their
fire at the mine from long range, even
after the troopers reinforced the de
Find Eievatorman Near
Death at Shaft Bottom
Falling down an elevator shaft .-it
the Hrelsford Packing and Storage
Company. Seventh and North streets,
this morning. Hoy Ric-kert, of Enola,
an eievatorman. was found lying at
the bottom of the shaft shortly before
12 o'clock noon. He was rushed to the
Harrtsburg Hospital, where after an
examination it was found that Riokert
was suffering with possible internal in
juries and concussion of the brain.
Will Spend $20,000 on
Star Theater Remodeling
Work on remodeling the Star thea
ter. 410 Market street, is expected to
begin as soon as the plans are re
ceived from Architect George H.
Grove, which, it is expected will be
within a couple of weeks. P. Magaro,
president of an amusement company
which also bears his name, announced
to-day that he will convert the pres
ent motion picture theater into one
of the most up-to-date houses in the
city. About $20,000 will be spent *n
remodeling both the exterior and in
Late News Bulletins
MEXICANS DESTROY RAILROAD
Washington. April 28.—Consul Canada reported to-day that the
railroad lietwecn Vera Crux anil Mexico City Is l>eing rapidly destroyed
lietwecn Tcjerla and the capital. No Americans have been killed in
ON LOOKOUT FOR FEDERALS
Laredo. Texas. April 28.—The constitutionalist commander of
Neuvn 1-aredo. Mexico, to-day reported to the American authorities that
the Federal troops «ho Friday evacuated the town were trying to reach
the Rio Grande above Laredo. Vnited States troops at Minera were or
dered to lie on the alert. Army ollicials said nothing had been seen of
the federals at noon.
Home, Italy. April 28.—A dl-patcli to-day from Mexico City *ays:
"The fact that foreigners arc authorized to leave constitutes a pledge
of safety for all foreigners. Very few Italians. French or Spaniards
have left, but many Germans and a number of Itriti»h have departed."
Laredo, Texas. April 28.—Mexican federals retreating from Xeuvo
I,aredo after dynamiting the liordcr city, left a trail of destruction be
hind them, according to a train crew arriving here to-day with the
abandoned troop trains used by the federals in their flight. The towns
of Sanchez and I.a Jarita. were completely destroyed.
Salem, Ohio. April 28. F. K. Wllvert. the I'larrishurg Stilt King,
walking across the continent for the Harrisburg Telegraph, arrived here
Washington. April 28.—Chairman Harlan of the Interstate Com
merce Commission announced to-day upon resumption of arguments iu
the advance rate case that discussion must conclude next Friday.
Washington. April 28.—Most of the American consular officers in
Mexico, under orders from the State l)c|>artiuent, have closed their
offices, turned over their business to the Brazilian and French consuls
and are making their way out of the country, It was announced here to
Hong Kong, April 28.—Pirates Sunday night attacked tlio British
steamer Jason bound up the West river north of Macao and set lire to
the vessel wblcli was burned to the water. Incoming steamers rescued
158 of the crew, but it is reported that 180 passengers and tlie British
chief engineer are missing.
tendon. April 28.—Mexico City was quiet to-day according to .
cablegram received from the stall of a British commercial house then"
The message said that the employes were all well and safe.
Wall Street Closing—Chesapeake Ohio. 52I.ehieh Vnllev fi-.
Northern Pacific, loo?;; Southern Pacific. »0 ', : I nion Pacific IVi'i'!
Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul. 08I'. It. R„ no: Itcadiii" 162«"'
New York Central, 8» s j: Canadian Pacific, l»l*;„: \mai Copper J*'
PAVE WAY TO PEACE
IN TROUBLED MEXICO
Statements of Demands From
Huerta and U. S. to Be
WILSON EXPRESSES PLEASURE
Secretary Daniels Says Tilings Are
I Looking Better Since Americans
Have Been Rescued
ißy .Jsset-iated Frtss
Washington, April 2S.—With the
j swinging of the pendulum in the Mex
ican crisis—Huerta's formal accept
ance of the good offices of the South
i American diplomats—President Wil-
Ison and his advisors to-day awaited
ithe setting of the stage on which rep
! resentatives of Argentina. Brazil and
I Chile hope to pave the way to peace.
! Until the early hours to-day the en-
I voys remained in conference com
! pleting preliminary plans of proposed
| mediation. Their next move, expect
ed to-day it was suggested would be a
request to the Washington and the
(Huerta governments for statements of
' probable demands each would make,
preliminary to any attempt at formal
mediation. The next step would de
pend upon the nature of those replies,
jt'pon them probably would be based
tl -> proposals intended for submission
jto the Washington government and
i Huerta. Huerta's reply, conveyed
through his minister for foreign af
fairs to Mr. Itiano, Spanish ambassa
dor ;n Washington, was received late
jlast night. Its tenor was expected be
!cause Mr. Riano had received private
! advices the night before that Huerta
i would accept, and the South Ameri
can envoys had been at work all day
|on that assumption. The text of the
; acceptance was not made public but
i Huerta's minister was said to have
ithanked the South American envoys
and the Spanish ambassador for their
i good offices and to have referred to
j the "real spirit of solderity between
| peoples of a same race."
Quiet Along Border
| To what lengths the "good offices" |«
jof the South Americans might reach 1
was an absorbing topic in official <
!Washington and the entire diplomatic ;.
! rorps to-day. Other features in the '
! situation largely were lost sight of 1
• except among artnyand navy officials
I charged with execution of preparations
j for eventualities. Taut nerves and
'> the anxiety of the last few days were
! relieved by news that Americans were
; leaving danger zones in the southern
j republic, while reports of tranquility
along the border were encouraging,
i "Things look very much better now,"
, Secretary Daniels said. "We're get- j
'ting Americans out of Mexico. That's
i the important thing now."
When the news of Huerta's ac
ceptance was taken to President Wil
! son> he declared himself greatly
White House officials let it be known ,
that no announcement of pointy to be j |
I insisted upon in proposed mediation;
I would be made that might embarrass i
i the representatives of the South Am
erican countries. In official and dip
lomatic circles expressions were heard .
that whatever had been accomplished
by the peacemakers up to this point
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Price of Shave Goes Up,
But Think of the Benefits
! After May I—one shave, 15 cents. (
But courage, comrade! :
' For the small sum of five cents addl-
I tional that vou must whack over, thus
iti'-reasing the cost of living by some
' fifteen to thirty cents per week, bene
' fits are heaped upon you. You get,
! whereas these were denied before:
Hot towels. ,
A neck shave.
Notices to the effect that the in
crease would go into effect May 1 were
sent out to-day to every union barber
shop in the city. The Master Barbers' j
Association has been considering the
raise for some time, but only recently;
came to a decision. !
HARRISBURG, FA., TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 28, 1914
MOUNTAIN BATTERY OF THE MEXICAN FEDERAL ARTILLERY
These are the fighters that will be posted in the hills between Vera Cruz and Mexico City to repulse the ad
vance of Funston's army en the Mexican capital.
More Republicans Than
Democrats and Progressives
Put Together in the County
The first complete anil accurate
count of the Dauphin county enroll
ment has been completed by William
H. Horner, chairman of the county
Republican committee. The figures
were taken from the books In the
olflce of the County Commissioners
and the totals were made on an add
ing- machine, thus insuring their ac
They show that there are enrolled
in the county outside of 1 larrisburg
Republicans to the number of 0,290.
MODE REPORTS UT
DONNER IS 10 HEAD
From Pittsburgh Comes Statements
That Cambria President Will
Be Put in Control
Reiterated assertions of recent ad-j
vices to the effect that William 11.
Donner, president of the Cambria Steel
Company, is to head the Pennsylvania
Steel Company, were outcrops of Pitts
burg reports yesterday. The Phila
delphia Inquirer says to-day:
"From Pittsburgh comes a reitera
tion of the advice that William H.
Donner. president of the Cambria Steel
Company, has been tendered the
chairmanship of the Pennsylvania Steel
Company and its associate company,
the Maryland Steel; and that, as Don
ner will keep his post as president of
the Cambria Steel, these properties
will be operated in complete harmony
if not in actual alliance. This reiter
ated report was accompanied by the
rumor that the control of the Penn
sylvania Steel had changed hands, but
this could not be confirmed. Further
more, it is not believed that there has
been a change in control as far as
stockholdings are concerned, though
that will probably come: but it is be
lieved that the controlling interests
have arranged to put Donner at the
head of the Pennsylvania Steel prop
erties. His successful management of
the Cambria Stoel indicates the wis
dom of such a c hange, and if it takes
place, there is just so much more as
surance that the money now being ex
pended in improvements will be
profitably expended. Donner in charge
of Pennsylvania Steel would be a bull
card on the stock."
MECHANICSfcVRG BOY IN ARMY
Specie to The Telegraph
Mei haniesburg. Pa., April 28.
| Blake Laird, son of Mr. and .Mrs.
1 David. !<• Laird, South Arch street, Is
| the first Mechanicsburg boy to enlist in
the army to fight for the American
cause in Mexico. He unlisted in Com
' pany A, Twenty-second Regiment,
! T'nited States regulars. Laird left his
' home town almost a year ago for
| Texas Sity. Texas, where he is em
ployed in a manufactory for fire ex
tinguishers. He writes that enthusi
asm for the American cause runs high
in that locality and nearly all the men
. connected with the factory have en
Wednesday, April 29, is the only
opportunity for voters in Harris
burg t" register in case they have
changed their residence since reg
istering last Fell: in case they
! were not registered last Fall; in
case they d< sire to change party
enrollment or to enroll as r. mem
ber "f a party under the terras of
the act of 1&I :i or who have just
conic of age.
The registration hours are X
a. in. to 1 p. m.; 2 to 0 p. m.; 7
to 10 p m.
The Democrats, despite the most des
perate efforts of years to fret out the
voters, were able to muster only 2,92:t,
while the Washington party makes the
pitiful showing of 1.255.
In other words, the number of Re
publicans , enrolled exceeds the com
bined enrollment of the Democrats
and the Washington party by the re
markable total of 2,109.
These proved and accurate ligurcs
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OF nine FIVE tl
THEN BURNING HOME
Husband Finds Charred Bones of
Wife and Four Children in
Ruins at Mt. Union
Special to The Tele trap h
Mount Union Pa. April 28.—Four
children and their mother were cre
mated in a fire of unknown origin
which destroyed the home of Peter
Varner here about 10.30 o'clock last
night. The tragedy is the worst in
tht town's history and until early this
morning the population of the entire
town had gathered about tho embers
of the building that contained the re
mains of the live unfortunate victims.
Mrs. Mildred Kelly Varner, aged 26.
Elmer Simon Varner, aged 9.
Ruth Elizabeth Varner, aged 6.
Albert Lewis Varner, aged 4.
Frances May Varner, aged 2.
The husband and father is a gang
leader in the Silica brick works. When
he ran breathless to his home, a few
minutes after the fire was discovered,
it was to find that In a few short min
utes all that was near and dear to him
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Railroads Are Adopting
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C., April 2S. —Hail-
ways operating in eastern classification
territory have adopted the evident
suggestion given them by the Inter
state Commerce Commission and have
begun to file tariffs providing for a
charge for "spotting" cars. The pro
visions and charges contained in the
tnriffs are identical in all instances, in
dicating concerted action on the part
of the roads. The charges are five
and one-half cents a ton with a mini
mum charge of $2 a car.
In eastern 'classification territory,
it is estimated that there are neari\
27,000 spur tracks, or sidings, on
which ears n< w are "spotted" by the
railroads without charge. The exact
lon of *2 a car for the service, it is
believed would increase the revenues
of the roads at least .$10,000,000 a
year. A charge for car "spotting" is
•me of the ways proposed to increase
the returns to th«- railroads without
making a straight advance in rates.
Girl's Brain Exposed
While Operation Is On
A rare and serious operation was
performed this morning at the Harris
burg Hospital. Miss Helen Uivler, aged
12 years, daughter of Mr. anil Mrs. John
B. Olvler, fil'j Camp street, was operat
ed upon for an abscess beneath the
The brain had to tjo exposed while
the operation was being performed.
The girl Is in a serious condition.
LONG is iUKIXTOK
In lirinilng the list of directors of
the new Mechanics Trust I'ltmpifhy
yesterday, the Telegraph through an
error printed the name of Christian
1,. Young This .hould have been
Christian 1.. I. nig Bit* iy.J. estate op
erator and builder.
WOMEm IN TEARS AS
THEY SEE "OLD GLORY"
RAISED AT VERA CRUZ
Refugees Who Lived in Fear of
Their Lives Weep With Relief
as They See Emblem
Vera Cruz, April 28.—History was
repeated yesterday afternoon in the
impressive ceremony of raising of tho
Stars and Stripes over Vera Cruz. On
the same spot in 1847 General Wln
lield Scott broke to the breeze the
American colors as ho landed to begin
his inarch at the head of tho American
troops to Mexico City.
The hoisting of the flag was carried
out with the full naval ceremony in!
the presence of Hear Admiral Badger,
commander-in-chief of the Atlantic
fleet; Kenr Admiral Fletcher and the
plucky twelve hundred men from
Fletcher's ships who took the city
from the Mexicans April 21. As a
mark of special distinction for bravery
shown in action Chief Quartermaster
Jell's, of the battleship Florida, made
the big American standard fast to the
halyards on the staff erected over the
Terminal Hotel and Captain Frederick
H. Delano, adjutant of the marine bat
talion on the Prairie; Major Quick, of
the Utah, and Knslgn Edward McDon
nell, of the Florida, hauled away until
the flag broke out in a wave of color
at the top of the staff amid the strains
of the "Star-Spangled Banner," played
by the massed bands of the Florida
and Utah and the thunder of the
saluting guns from the Minnesota in
the inner harbor and the half
hysterical cheering of refugees who
recently escaped from Mexico City.
Americans There Karly
l>ong before the time set for the
ceremony Americans from ail parts of
the city started toward the plaza. The
first of the fighting men to arrive were
Colonel Neville's battalion of marines,
inarching in column of fours, clad In
khaki and making a trim appearance
as it moved to its -place on the right
of the line. Colonel Neville and the
Held officers, who were mounted, took
their places in front of the battalion,
while the bandmen of the Utah, also
dressed In khaki, fell in on the left of
Buchanan in Command
Next come battalions of bluejackets
clad in spotless white and accom
panied by their machine gun section
and hospital corps. The Florida's
band led them to their place beside
tho marines, the khaki and white
bandsmen forming directly in front ot
the flagstaff.where the American na
tional colors were to lie raised. Lieu
tenant-Commander Allen Buchanan, of
the Florida, who led the bluejackets
in landing, commanded them in the
When the long line had been drawn
up Captain Hush, of the Florida, who
WHS in charge of the landing of the
Americans on Mexican soil, took his
place In front of and facing the flag
staff with his staff officers. Behind
Captain Hush stood Hear Admiral
Fletcher. His staff, all the members
of which are now officials of the city
under American control, took their
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Irish Nationalists Get
Big Consignment of Arms
By .Associated I'rcss
Londonderry, Ireland, April 28.
The Irish Nationalist volunteers, a
body similar in organization to the
Ulster Unionist volunteers, made mat
ters even with their political opponents
early to-day by successfully landing a
large consignment of arms.
The weapons, which are said to have
been brought from America, were
taken nshore at a remote spot on the
coast of the county Donegal, in the
war west of Clster.
A strange steamer had been seen off
the coast for three successive nights.
Late last night a number of fishing
craft approached, took off the cargo
and succeeded in evading the coast
guards and landing the rifles, which
were quickly distributed.
The size of the consignment is un
known, but It is believed to have been
considerable, although not equaling
the 40.000 rifles and 500,000 rounds of
uiriuiunition the I'nionists received on
Again Attempt to
CrossU. S. Border
South American Envoys Continue to Make Plans to Bring
About Peace; Huerta Formally Accepts Mediation, •
Bringing Encouragement to Peacemakers; General
Funston and 5,000 American Troops Reach Vera
Cruz Prepared For Action; Other Forces Enroute
By Associated Press
Washington, April 28. Two Federal generals and their com
mands who were driven back by Constitutionalists from the south
ern part of the state of Nuevo Leon are attempting to cross the
United States border about thirty miles above Laredo, Texas,
according to a State Department report to-day.
It is supposed here that these federals are part of the command
which dynamited Nuevo Laredo a few days ago when it was
feared they would destroy the international bridge between the
Mexican town and Laredo, Texas. They afterwards left for the
south to join other federal forces supposed to be operating between
Nuevo Laredo and Monterey.
TO WORK F
By Associated Press
I Washington, D. C., April 2S. —While envoys of Brazil, Argentina anil
! Chile sought to-day to find some ground upon which to base proposals to
the United States and Mexico which would settle differences between the
nations the word was flashed from Vera Cruz that Brigadier-General Funs
ton and about 5,000 troops had arrived at the base of American operations
j in the Mexican republic. •
Chief interest in Washington throughout the day, however, centered in
the activity of the South American diplomats, who met early in the day at
the Argentine legation to plan the next step in the negotiations for peace.
Before the envoys began their conference Secretary of State Bryan was for
mally notified by Ambassador Riano, of Sipain, that General Huerta had
accepted the principle of mediation proposed.
CABINET IX SESSION*
Coincident with the conference of the mediators President Wilson and
the Cabinet met in regular session, the subject of absorbing interest being
the Mexican situation, with peace proposals as the particular matter under
consideration. Ambassador Da Gama, of Brazil, sought to confer with the
Secretary of State, but Mr. Bryan being at the Cabinet meeting, the Brazilian
ambassador informed Bobert Lansing, counsellor of the department, that
General Huerta had given assurances that he would protect Americans in
departing from Mexico.
When members of the Cabinet reached the White House at 11 o'clock
to enter upon the serious deliberations confronting them all of them ap
peared more cheerful than they had been for many days and several ex
pressed hope that something tangible and hopeful would come from prv«
posals to mediate the dispute with Mexico.
NO ORDERS ISSUED
Xo new orders were issued from the Navy or War Departments, but
there was enthusiastic interest among department heads over the arrival at
Vera Crux 'of the transports bearing the fifth Army Brigade, comprising
the Fourth, Seventh, Nineteenth and Twenty-eighth Infantry, under Brig
Secretary Garrison insisted early in the day that the mediation pro
posals could not affect the orders to General Funston.
General Fnnston's instructions were to land immediately upon arrival
and assume supreme command of the land forces.
Rear' Admiral Fletcher, who has been directing operations up to this
time, will, therefore, return to his flagship, the Florida, withdrawing also all
of the bluejackets. That part of the marine force now ashore at Vera Cruz,
however, has been detached from the navy and now becomes part of Gen
eral Funston's command. General Funston also will take up the work un
dertaken by Admiral Fletcher in directing the administration of govern
mental affairs in Vera Cruz.
Transports With Fifth
Army. Brigade Docked
in Vera Cruz Harbor
By Associated Press
Vera Cruz, April 28.—The transports
bringing the Fifth Army\Urigude com
prising the Fourth, Seventh, Nine
teenth and Twenty-eighth infantryl
regiments under Brigadier General'
Frederick Funston were made fast,
at the <1 ocks shortly before 10 o'clock
Brigadier General Funston accom
panied by Captain Harry McL. I'.
Ilnse, chief of staff of Bear Admiral
Fletcher immediately came ashore to
confer with Rear Admiral Fletcher be
fore calling on Bear Admiral Badger,
commander in chief of the Atlantic
Captain Huse had called on Briga
dier General Funston earlier in the
morning and had presented the com-1
pliments of Bead Admiral Fletcher. I
The latter, he explained, desired to I
talk with the general regarding his
Brigadier General Funston was bus
ily occupied after breakfast In writing
dispatches, most of them to the War
Department. There was at least one j
of them, however, which had noth-i
Ing to do with the army or the gov- 1
eminent. It was reply to a dispatch ■
he had received telling him of thei
birth yesterday of a daughter.
While Captain Tuse was waiting to
see General Funston. there took place;
a second official hoisting of the stars
and stripes. The A;r.erlcan flag for
the first time since 1847 was raised j
over the tower of the fortress prison of
San Juan de I'loa.
Bear Admiral Fletcher and Briga
dier General Funston when they met.
went over in detail the situation inj
Vera Cruz. Meanwhile the Infantry-i
men on board the transports packed t
the rails, gazing out over t!" city.
The arrival of the soldiers was not
marked by any ceremony. The few-
Mexican laborers working about the
docks looked on at the fresh force
without displaying any interest.
In addition to the Infantrymen who
arrived to-day, Company K of the
Engineers Corps, the Sixth Cavalry
Begiment, the Fourth Field Artillery
land the Third Field Ambulance com
pany are on their way here.
Brigadier-General Funston called on
Bear Admiral Badger later and talked
over with him his plans for the land
ing of the troops. An agreement was
reached regarding the positions the
I soldiers were to occupy.
The infantrymen will take charge of
I the positions along tbe outer line as
soon its they come ashore.
The seamen are to be relieved de
tachment by detachment and will re
! turn to their ships.
The complete exchange between tile
soldiers and the salloi'B will not l>e ac
complished before to-morrow.
The infantry regiments were or
dered to land later in the day.
12 PAGES * POSTSCRIPT.
Officials Refuse to
Make Public Proposals
to Be Given Mediators
By Associated Press ,
Washington, D. C„ April 28.—Tho
White House declined to make any
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For Ifarrlnliiirg nml vicinity: Gen
erally fair to-night ami Weilnen
ilays not much change In tem
For Knxtcru Prnnx.i l> aula: Vnxet
tled nralhrr to-night anil Writ.
nemlayi prohahly local shonera
In nnrtli portion i gentle to mod
erate easterly winds.
The river anil Ita hrunehea will fall
slowly irt all points alinve Har
rlxbnrg 10-nlglit anil probably
Wednesday. The muln river be
low iliirrlxliurg will remain near.
I.y stationary to-night and fait
slowly Wednesday. A stage «f
N.I feet la Indicated for
Ilnrriahurg Wednesday morning.
The Kiiuthtt extern disturbance la
moving iMirtlieaNtwnril, the center
of lowest prcHMiire having chang
ed from Oklahoma to Noiribern
Mlnnexntn during the Inst
Itnln linx fallen generally In the
lake region and local xhowern
have occurred In \ew Jeraev,
New tiirk anil in Southern AeW
Temperature) s n. in.. r>2.
S "p ' m '' nr '". 6t50
.. ™nnn, tlrxt quarter.
'"'. v «». 1 »2t> n. in. »
Itlver Stages N. 4 feet above low \
«nter mark. )
... , Ycsterday'a Weather
lligliext temperature, <IM.
liean temperature, 60.
Normal temperature, 35.
* ~ V
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