Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, April 28, 1914, Image 13
«' ' w-:.. ' " ' , - ; , • '• ' ' EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! HARRISBURG tiSiillt TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— No. 100 PRESIDENT WILSON ORDERS TROOPS TO PROCEED TO STRIKE DISTRICT li WEST Decision Reached After Ex ecutive Had Gone Over Situation With Members of His Cabinet in Two-hour Session 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 tiie 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 (•renter pari of a two-hour session, and a proclamation will be issued later to-day ordering federal soldiers lo the scene of the industrial contllct. The number of troops will lie de cided upon in a conference l>etween the President and Secretary of War Uarrison. Py Associated Press OeTvver, Col.. April 2K.—Conditions in fne Colorado coal fields became more serious last right than at any t':nc since the inception of the strike I -st Beptember. Violence spread from l i f-outliern fields to those of the ex trenie north, continuing with vigor in i no 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 AValseti and at the liechi mine i.t Louisville continued throughout the night. The arrival of the militia from Ludlow at the AValsen 1 lir.e apparently had no effect upon toe many strikers who kept up thoir tire at t'ne mine, from long range, even t:J(er the troopers reinforced the de fender?. Find Elevatorman Near Death at Shaft Bottom Vailing down an elevator shaft at tho Brelsford Packing and Storage i 'ompany, Seventh and North streets, this morning. Hoy Rlckert, of F.nola, an elevatorman, was found lying at the bottom of the shaft shortly before 12 o'clock noon. He was rushed to the llarrisburg Hospital, where after an examination it was found that Rickert was suffering with possible internal in juries and concussion of tho brain. Will Spend $20,000 on Star Theater Remodeling Work on remodeling the Star thea ter, -110 Market street, is expected to begin as soon as the plans are re ceived from Architect George Jl. Grove, which. It is expected will t>e within a Couple of weeks. I'. 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 s2o,tioo will be spent 'n remodeling botli the exterior and in terior. Late News Bulletins MEXICANS DESTROY RAILROAD Washington. April 28.—Consul Canada reported to-day that the railroad between Vera Cruz and Mexico City is l>clng rapidly destroyed Ix'tween Tejeria and tlie capital. Xo Americans have been killed in Mexico City. ON LOOKOUT FOR FEDERALS Laredo, Texas. April 28.—Tin- constitutionalist commander of Ncuvo Laredo, Mexico, to-day rcport<Ml to tlie American authorities that the Federal troops who Friday evacuated the town were trying to reach the Rio Grande above IJircdo. United States troops at Miiicra were or dered to Im- on the alert. Army ofliclals said nothing 1 ia<l been seen of the federals at noon. Rome, Italy. April 28.—A dispatch to-day from Mexico City says: "The fact that foreigners arc authorized to leave constitutes a pledge of safety for all foreigners. Very few Italians, French or Spaniards liavc left, hut many Germans and a number of British have departed." Laredo. Texas, April 28.—Mexican federals retreating from Xeuvo Laredo after dynamiting the border 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. ' Tin- towns of Sanchez and I-n Junta. were completely destroyed. Salem, Ohio. April 28. F. E. Wllvert, the Ilarrisburg Stilt King, walking across the continent for tlie Ilarrisburg Telegraph, arrived here to-day.- j Washington, April 28.—Chairman llarlan of tlie Interstate Com merce Commission announced to-day upon resumption of arguments in 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 Department, 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 day. Hong Kong, April 28.—Pirates Sunday night attacked the British steamer Jason lioimd up the West river north of .Macao and set lire to tlie vessel which was burned to the water. Incoming steamers rescued 158 of the crew, but It Is reported that 180 passengers and the Itritish chief engineer are missing. liondon, April 28.—Mexico City was quiet to-dav according to a cablegram received from the staff or a Itritish commercial house there The message said that the employes were all well and safe. Wall Street Closing—Chesapeake & Ohio. .">2'/,; Lehigh Valley l t7- Northern Pacific. 10#H$ ; Southern Pacific. Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul, l>. R. R., U0; Heading' l«a• Ne.v York Central, Canadian Pacific, 1»1%: Ama I Conner 7-»* U. S. Steel; 58. " ' MEDIATORS READY TO I PAVE WAY TO PEACE IN TROUBLED MEXICO Statements of Demands From Huerta and U. S. to Be Acted Upon WILSON EXPRESSES PLEASURE ■ Secretary Daniels Says Things Are; Looking Better Since Americans Have Been Rescued By Associated Press Washington, April 28.—With the! swinging of the pendulum in the Mex ican crisis—Huerta's formal accept ance of the good offices of the South j American diplomats—President Wil-1 son and his advisors to-day awaited the 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 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. 1 Upon them probably would be based tl "! proposals intended for submission to the Washington government and Huerta. Huerta's reply, conveyed through his minister for foreign af fairs to Mr. Rlano, Spanish ambassa dor in Washington, was received late last night. Its tenor was expected be cause Mr. Kiano had received private advices the night before that lluerta 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 Huerta's minister was said to have thanked the South American envoys and the Spanish ambassador for their good offices and to have referred to the "real spirit of solderity between peoples of a same race." Quiet Along Border To what lengths the "good offices" of the South Americans might reach was an absorbing topic in official Washington and the entire diplomatic corps to-day. Other features in the, situation largely were lost sight of except among army and navy officials charged with execution of preparations for eventualities. Taut nerves and the anxiety of the last few days were i relieved by news that Americans were leaving danger zones in the southern I republic, while reports of tranquility i along the border were encouraging. | "Things look very much better now," Secretary Daniels said. "We're get- j ting Americans out of Mexico. That's | the important thing now." When the news of Huerta's ac-; centance was taken to President Wil- i son, he declared himself greatly pleased. White House officials let it be known | that no announcement of points: to be insisted upon in proposed mediation would be made that might embarrass the representatives of the South Am erlcan countries. In official and dip lomatic circles expressions were heard that whatever had been accomplished by the peacemakers up to this point j [Continued on Page 11] Price of Shave Goes Up, But Think of the Benefits After May I—one shave, 13 cents. | lint courage, comrade! For the small Hum of five cents addi- ; tional that vou must wliack over, thus 1 increasing the cost of living by some fifteen to thirty cents per week, bene tits are heaped upon you. You get,! whereas these were denied before; Hot towels. A neck shave. Toilet water. More conversation. , | Notices to the effect that the In- ; crease 'would g'> Into cfTect May 1 were j sent out to-day to every union barber> shop In the city. The Master Barbers' i Association lias been considering the ! raise for some time, but only recently!; anie to a decision. HARRISBURG, PA„ TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 28, 1914 ( MOUNTAIN BATTERY OF THE MEXICAN FEDERAL ARTILLERY I v ___ 1 , 5 iHxßJimvx<rfr\t, J/Jpcor fc&otce. y J These are the fighters that will lie posted In the hills between Vera Cruz and Mexico City to repulse the ad vance of Funston's army on the Mexican capital. More Republicans Than Democrats and Progressives Put Together in the County Tlio lirst complete and 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 | office of the County Commissioners ] and the totals were made on an add j ing machine, thus insuring their ac- I curacy. They show that there are enrolled in the county outside of Ilarrisburg Republicans to the number of f>,290. MORE REPORTS HI DOIER IS 10 HEI PENliSyip STEEL From Pittsburgh Comes Statements That Cambria President Will Be Put in Control I Reiterated assertions of recent ad ! vices to the effect that William 11. I Donner, president of the. Cambria Steel I Company, is to head the Pennsylvania Steel Company, were outcrops of Pitts ■ burg reports yesterday. The Phlla i delphia Inquirer Bays to-day: "From Pittsburgh comes a reitera tion of the advice that William 11. Donner, president of the Cambria Steel ! Company, lias been tendered the j 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 lif not in actual alliance. This rciter ! ated report was accompanied by the | rumor that the control of the Penn sylvania Steel had changed hands, but I this could not. be confirmed. Furthcr j more, it is not believed that there has I been a change in control as far as | stockholdings are concerned, though i that will probably come; but it is bc | lieved that the controlling interests have arranged to put Donner at the head of the Pennsylvania Steel prop erties. His successful management ol jthe Cambria Steel indicates the wis,- dom of such a change, and if it takes place, there is just so much more as surance that the money now being ex pended in improvements will be protitably expended. Donner in charge of Pennsylvania Steel would be a bull J card on the stock." | MEOH.WICSBURG BOY IN ABMY S,ira\: to The Telegraph. , Mechanicsburg, Pa., April 28. j niuke Laird, son of -Mr. and Mrs. David L. Laird. South Arch street. Is i the first Mechanicsburg boy to enlist in : the army to tight for the American I cause in Mexico. He enlisted in Com pany A. Twenty-second Regiment, U'nited States regulars.. Luird left his | home .town almost a year ago for I Texas Slty, Texas, where he is em | ployed in a manufactory for fire ex tinguishers. He writes that enthusi asm for the American cause runs hjgh i in that locality and nearly all the men connected with the factory have en listed. REGISTER! Wednesday. April :19, is tile only opportunity for voters in Harrls burg to register in case they have changed their residence since reg istering last Fall; in case they were not registered last Fall: In case they desire to change party enrollment or to enroll us mem ber of a party under the terms' of the act of litis or who have just come of age. The registration hours are S a. m. to 1 p. m.; 2 to <• p. m.; 7 , to 10 p. in. The Democrats, despite the most des perate efforts of years to get out the voters, were able to muster only 2,92:;, while the Washington party makes the pitiful showing of 1.258. 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 2,10!'. These proved and accurate figures T Continued on Page :ij SUSPECT BUS OF KILLING FIVE W THEN BURNING HOME Husband Finds Charred Bones of Wife and Four Children in Ruins at Mt. Union Special to The Telegraph Mount Union I'a. April 28.—Four children and thqir mother were cre mated In a fire of unknown origin which destroyed the home of Peter Varner here about 10.30 o'clock lust night. The tragedy Is the worst in the town's history and until early this morning the population of the entire town had gathered about the embers of the building that contained the re mains of the five unfortunate victims. The dead: Mrs. Mildred Kelly Varner, aged 20. Elmer Simon Varner, aged 9. Ruth Elizabeth Varner, aged 0. 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 fContinued on Pago 3] Railroads Are Adopting "Spotting" Suggestion By Associated Press Washington, D. C., April 28. Rail ways operating in eastern classification territory have adopted the evident suggestion given them by the Inter state Commerce and have begun to file tariffs providing for a charge for "spotting" cars. The pro visions and charges contained in the tariffs are identical in all instances, in dicating concerted action on the part of the roads. The charges are live land one-half cents a ton with a mini mum charge of $2 a car. In eastern classification territory, it is estimated that there are neariy 27,000 spur tracks, or sidings, on which cars new are "spotted" by the railroads without charge. The exact ion 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 one of the ways proposed to increase the returns to the 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 Givler, aged 12 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, John }:. Givler, «tt» Camp street, was operat ed upon for an abscess beneath the brain. The brain lia'd t'» be exposed while the operation was being' performed. The girl Is in a serious condition. I.ONG IS DIRECTOR In printing the list of directors of the new Mechanics Trust Company yesterday, the Telegraph through an error printed the name of Christian 1.. Young. This should havfr been Christian 1.. I. >ng. the real estate op erator and builder. WOMEN 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 ('iii/, April 2 8. —History was repeated yesterday afternoon In the -impressive ceremony of raising of the Slars and Stripes over Vera Cruz. On the same spot, in 18 47 General Win field Scott broke to the breeze the American colors as he landed to begin his march at the head of the American troops to Mexico City. The hoisting of the Hag was carried out with the full naval ceremony in the presence of Hear Admiral Badger, commander-in-chief of the Atlantic fleet: Rear Admiral Fletcher and the plucky twelvq hundred men from Fletcher's ships who took the city from the Mexicans A,pril 21. As a mark of special distinction for bravery shown in action Chief Quartermaster Jeffs, of the battleship Florida, made the big American standard fast to the halyards on the staff erected over the Terminal Hotel and Captain Frederick 11. I)elano, adjutant of the marine bat talion on the Prairie; Major Quick, of the Utah, and Ensign 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 liysterical cheering of refugees who recently escaped from Mexico City. Americans There Early Long before the time set for the ceremony Americans from all parts of the city started toward the plaza. The first of the fighting men to arrive were Colonel Neville's battalion of marines, marching 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 field officers, who were mounted, took their places in front of the battalion, while the bandmen of the T'tah, also dressed in khaki, fell in on the left of the line. Buchanan in Command Next came 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 the marines, the khaki and white bandsmen forming directly in front ot the flagstaff where the American na tional colors were to be raised. Lleu tenant-Cominander Allen Buchanan, of the Florida, who led the bluejackets in landing, commanded them in the parade. When the long line had been drawn up Captain Hush, of the Florida, who was 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. Ills staff, all the members of which are now officials of the city under American control, took their [Continued on Page It] Irish Nationalists Get Big Consignment of Arms By Associated I'ress 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 ashore at a remote spot on the coast of the county Donegal, in the war west of Ulster. A strange steamer had been seen off the const for three successive nights. Late last night a numher of fishing craft approached, took off the cargo and succeeded In evading the eoast 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 ammunition the Cnlonlsts received on April 25. 250 REPORTED ENTOMBED BY MINE EXP LOSION t' y Associated Press BECKLEY, W. VA.„ APRIL 28.—TWO HUNRED AND FIFTY MEN ARE REPORTED ENTOMBED BY AN EXPLOSION IN THE MINE OF THE NEW RIVER COLLIERIES COMPANY AT ECCLES, W. VA. Pittsburgh, April 28. —The Pittsburgh station of the Bureau of Mines has already started a mine rescue car from Bluefield, W. Va., to Eccles, where 260 men are reported entombed and more will be sent from Pittsburgh within an hour. Mexican Federals Again Attempt to Cross U. 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 .-IssuciiUed I'rcs.i \\ ashington, 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 licre 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. ENVOYS CONTINUE TO WORK FOR PEACE By Associated I'rcss Washington, D. April 2 8. —While envoys of Brazil, Argentina and 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 Hashed from Vera Cruz that Brigadier-General Fans ton and about 5,000 troops had arrived at the base of American operations in the Mexican republic. Chief interest in Washington throughout the day, however, centered in tlie activity of tbe 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 1 try an was for mally notified by Ambassador Riano, of Spain, tiiat General lluerta 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 IJa Gam a, of Brazil, sought to confer with the Secretary of State, but Mr. Bryan being at the Cabinet meeting, the Brazilian ambassador Informed Robert I.ansing, counsellor of the department, that General lluerta had given assurances that he would protect Americans In departing from Mexico. AVhen 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 sevcrai ex pressed hope that something tangible and hopeful would come from the pro posals to mediate the dispute with Mexico. NO OKDIOKS ISSUED No new orders were issued from the Navy or War Departments, but there w'us enthusiastic interest among department heads over the arrival at Vera Cruz of the transports bearing the Fifth Army Brigade, comprising the Fourth, Seventh, Nineteenth and Twenty-eighth Infantry, under Brig adier-General Funston. Secretary Garrison insisted early in the day that the mediation pro posals could not affect the orders to General Funston. General Funston's instructions were to land immediately upon arrival and assume supreme command of the land forces. liear Admiral Fletcher, who lias been directing operations' up to this time. will, therefore, return to Ills 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 Brigade com prising the Fourth, Seventh, Nine-1 teenth anil Twenty-eighth infantry regiments under Brigadier General Frederick Funston were made fast at the docks shortly before 10 o'clock thin morning Brigadier General Funston accom-1 panled by Captain Harry McL. P. iluse, chief of staff of Tlear Admiral I Fletcher immediately came ashore to confer with Hear Admiral Fletcher be- I fore calling on Hear Admiral Badger, I commander in chief of the Atlantic I fleet. Captain Muse had cubed on Brign-; flier General Funston carliep in the 1 morning and had presented the com pliments of Head Admiral Fletcher. TI-. C latter, he explained, desired to talk with the general regarding his plans. 12 PAGES Officials Refuse to Make Public Proposals to Be Given Mediators By Associated Press Washington, I>. C., April 28. —The White House declined to make any [Continued on I'ajte 8] I THE WEATHER Fop IlarrlMhiiric and vicinity) CJen erully lair to-night and Wednea day s not much change in trm j IM-riitiirp. For KnKtvrn IVnnx.vlvnnla: Vnaet lled wnakrr to-nluht nnd Wed ueadny I probably local afcowera In nortli portion i gentle to uod. crate i-tiMlerly Hindu. Tent vr rat nrvi s B . in., ita. Suns Mlnea, ftilo n. in.; >rta| #,<m It. m. Moom New moon. AIM quarter. 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