The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, May 01, 1914, Image 6
JWBSSK THE 8EMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA. IIWIIIMWJWIWWBH VERA CRUZ PLACED UNDER MARTIAL LAW Rear Admiral Fletcher Makes Formal Occupa tion an Accomplished Fact and Restores Order EFFORT BEING MADE AT MEDIATION Argentina, Brazil and Chile Have Offered Services Toward Peaceful Settlement. Accepted by Wilson. Huerta May Agree. Vera Cruz, Mexico. Vera Cruz is under marlal law. Hoar Admiral Frank V Fletchor, commanding tho Ameri can naval forces on shoro, Issued a proclamation to this effect and tho Bast opportunity Mexicans had for handling their own laws disappeared. Admiral Fletcher determined thero nhould ho no moro quibbling with tho Mexican officials regarding tho forms (of .government. Until furher notlco Itho reBldonts of. this port will bo fjudgod by military law. This procla mation makes Rear Admiral Flotchcr labsoluto ruler ashore. It Is oxpected that tho martial law proclamation will have another effect - that of opening tho way for moro iclty and federal employes to roturn to (tholr ports and coo-porato In restor ing the local government functions. R .lexicons point out that theso men vlll now bo In a posltlou to explain to their friends of tho oxlstlng gov ornment at tho capital that under jmartial law thoy folt obliged' to ro Iturn to work. No Sniping Reported. An order that all arms bo turned In toy tho residents brought to tho head quarters of tho provost marshal bush ula of small arms and stacks of rifles. Tho city was quiet, and if thero was oven a single snlpor In action, tho jfact was not roported to division Thoadquartora. A lage number of local IMoxIcan officials havo roported tholr willingness to resume their duties of offlco under tho supervision of tlw .Americans. Tho American officials, (named lo assist hi tho supervision or jtho municipal government, are: Com pnandor H. O. Stlcknoy of tho Pralrio, captain of tha port; Fleet Surgeon L. W. Spratllng, sanitary Inspector; -fommander D. F. Sojlors of tho Ar kansas, provost marshal; Commander John M. Luby of tho Souh Carolina, "director of tho postoffico. Itoborto Diaz, mayor of Vera Cruz, jls among those who havo agreed to (reopen tliolr ofTlces and It has been .arranged that tho public schools shall .also bo rooponod. 'Mexicans Try to Dreak Into Cartridge Stoee. Proscott, Ariz. Tho guard around tho nrmory of the machlno gun pla toon Btatloned hero has been doublod its a result of an attempt by Mexicans to break Into tho building whoro 3, UOO cartridges aro stored. Offer of Mediation From Three South American Republics. Washington, D, C Tho United States government accepted from Ar gentine, Brazil and Chllo a formal ,offor to act as Intermediaries In tho present situation, but reservedly pointed out that an act of aggrosslon by Uio military forcos or hostile dem onstrations toward Americans might ,npset hopes of Immediate poaco. Colncldentally with tho acceptance of tho offer of mediation, administra tion officials announced thore would be no cosatlon of preparations by tho rmy anu navy Tor future emergen teles, and no orders would bo issued to tho naval forces now at Vora Cms or tho ships at sea changing original plans. No further stops, however, to aocuro roparatlon for tho Indignities which gavd rlso to tho present situa tion will bo attempted whllo tho ef fort Is being made to bring about a jBBttlemont through diplomacy. SpanlBh Ambassador Rlano an nounced that ho had rocolvod private advices from Moxico City stating that General Huerta had accepted tho of fer of Argentina and Brazil and Chllo to uso tholr good offices to bring about an amicable settlement of tho difficulty botween tho United States and Moxico. This Information, though unofficial, was accoptod as authentic by tho am bassador, who expects to bo prepared to placo Qonoral Huerta's formal ac ceptance beforo tho representatives of tho threo South Amrlcan oauntrioB. Tho text of tho offer of mediation made by tho threo South American cpuntrlos Is: Germans Save Americans. Galveston, Tox.Thp Tamplco sit uation continues bo serious, accord ing to a wireless message roachlng lioro, that two torpedo boats havo been, sent up the Panuco river at Tamplco to get Americans. Rofugeos nrrlvlng hero from Tamplco said thoy wore Baved from rioting Mexicans by German sailors. , Tho story of tho riot was told by Americans on tho collier Cyclops, Mhich anchored In quarantlno bore. Tho trouble started after tho Amcrl- Mr. Secretary of State: With tho purpose of subserving tho Inorest of poaco and civilization in our continent and with tho earnest deslro to prevent any furthor blood shed to tho prejudice of tho cordiali ty and union which havo always sur roundod tho relations of tho govern ments and tho people of America, we, tho plenipotentiaries of Brazil, Argen tine nnd Chile, duly authorized here to, havo tho honor to tender to your excellency's government our good of fices for tho peaceful and friendly settlement of tho conflict botween the United States and Mexico. This offer puts In duo form tho suggestions which wo have hpd occa sion to offer heretofore on this sub- Joct to tho secretary to whom wo ro- now tho assurances of our highest and most distinguished consideration. D. DA OAMA, It. S. NAON, EDUAItDO SUAREZ MUJICA. Reply From President Wilson. Tho reply of tho president made through tho secretary of stato to tho MAP OF MEXICO SHOWING PORTS BLOCKADED BY U. S. NAVY Uoronj. r ( . v, .Jfyk?' X vSL ! f Y"T( St lv .- X jv. K., r;jf l ' s 'm rV oa11a LoHtw' v h - &'t r - ' JAIX4CO V V ( diplomatic follows: representatives, was aB "Tho government of tho Unltod 'States Is deeply senslblo of the friend- Unoss, tho good foellng nnd tho gen orous concern for tho peace and wel fare of America manifested in tho Joint noto just rocelved from your ox collency tendering tho good offices of your government to oftcct, If pos sible, a sottlemenb of tho present diffi culty botween the govornmont of tho United States and those who now claim to represent our sister repub lic of Moxico. Conscious of tho pur pose which tho proffer Is mado this government does not feel at liberty to decline It. Its own chlof Intorost Is in the poace of America, tho cor dial Intercourse of her ropubllc and tholr people and tho happiness and prosperity which can spring only out of frank, mutual understandings nnd tho frlendshp which Is creatod by common purpose. Tho genorous offer of your governments Is thoreforo ac cepted. This govornmont hopes most earn estly that you may find those who speak for tho sovoral olomonts of tho Moxlcan poople willing nnd roady to discuss terms of satisfactory, and, can warships at Tamplco had left their positions near shoro and steam ed soiuo miles out to sea. After dark bands of Mexicans began to parade, tho Btroots, shouting Insults at Amer icans, who had withdrawn to tho shelter of tho principal hotels in Tamplco- Reports of Bandits' Activity. About mldnlgnt a mob estlmatod at GOO bogan throwing stones at tho Southern hotel, whoro thero woro twonty or thirty American wonion and 300 American men. William Hanson, a former Unltod States mar- therefore, permanent sotUemcnt. If you find them willing tills govern ment will bo glad to take up with you for discussion in tho frankest nnd most concllntory spirit any proposals that mnv ho authoritatvely formulated and will hope that they may prove i feaslblo and prophetic of a now day ' of mutual co-operation and confidence , in America, "This government feels bound In ("ndor to say that Its diplomatic re lations with Mexico, being for tho present severed, It s not possible for it to make suro an uninterrupted opporunlty to carry out tho plan of Intermediation which you propose. It Is, of course, possible that some act of aggression oh the part of those who control tho military forces of Mexico might obligo tho United States to act to the upsetting of nil tho hopes of Immedlnto peace, but this does not justify us In hesitating to accept your generous suggectlons. Wo shall hope for tho beat results within a brief tlmo, enough to relievo our anxiety lest most lll-consldored hostile demonstrations should inter rupt negotiations and disappoint our hopes of peace." Holds U. S. Treacherous. Vera Cruz Tho following Is a verbatim translation of tho Huerta note to Charge' O'shaughnesBy by tho Mexican minister of foroign relations on April 22: "Mr. Charge D'Affalrcs: Assuredly your honor knows that tho marines of the American ships of war anchor ed off tho port of Vera Cruz, availing themselves of tho circumstances that tho Mexican authorities had given them access to tho harbor of tho town becauso they considered their pres ence was of a friendly character, dis embarked with , their arms and uni forms and possessed themelves by surprise of tho principal buildings without giving tlmo for tho women and children in tho strcots, tho sick and other noncombatants to place themselves In safety, "This act was contrary to Interna tional usages. If these usages do' not demand, as held by many states, a previous declaration of war, thoy Imiioso at loast the dutv of not vlolnt- mg human consideration or good faith by tho people wnom tho country which they aro In had received as friends and who, therefore, should not tako advantago of that circum stance to commit hosllc acts. "Theso acts of tho armed forcos of tho United States I do not euro to qualify In this note, out of deferenco to tho fact that your honor personal ly has obsorvod toward tho Mexican government nnd poople a most strict ly correct conduct, bo far as bus been possible to you In your character as representative of n government with which wo havo been In such serious difficulties as thoso existing. "Regarding tho inflation of war agahiBt Moxico, the ministry reserves to itself tho right of presenting to other powers tho events nnd consid erations pertinent to this matter, in order that thoy us members of tho congress of nations may judge of the conduct of tho two nations nnd adopt an nttltudo which they may deem propor In view of this deplorable out rago upon our nation's sovereignty. "Tho president of tho ropubllc of Moxico has seen lit to tormlnato, as I havo tho honor to communicate to your honor, tho diplomatic mission which your honor has until now dis charged. You will havo tho goodness to rotlro from Moxlcan territory. To Bhal in South Texas, organlzod the men, who had a few rlllos and pistols, for resistance Tho Americans, how- ovor, had so little ammunition that that thoy did not daro open lire, foar- lug tho Mexicans would kill them after tholr ammunition was, spent. Tho mob began pounding on tho doors with clubs, One Moxlcan fired through a window, but no ono wns wounded. Captain Drosdun, the rofu guca said, sont ofllcors ashoro notify ing the mob that unless they dispers ed within fifteen minutes ho would lard marines. Tho mob withdrew. that end I enclose your passoprt at tho same time Informing you that, ns Is the diplomatic custom on such oc casions a special train, will be at your disposal with a guard sufficient to protect your honor, your fatally and your staff, although tho Mexican peo- plo are sufficiently civilized to ro spect even without this protection jour honor and those accompanying you. "I tako this opportunity to reiterato to your honor tho assurances of my highest consideration. (Signed.) 'JOSE1 LOPEZ PORTILLO Y ROJAS.' Nebraska Troops to War. Washington. President Wllaon probably will send federal troops In to Colorado to aid In composing tho serious situation In tho coal Holds. Colorado representatives in congress after a conference in tho Whito House said they expected tho troops to be ordered out. Troops F and G, Twelfth cavalry, with a machine gun platoon, from Fort Robnson, Neb., probably will bo tho first federal solders sont to tho scene. Mine Guards Killed. Canon City, Colo. The force of mlno guards at tho Chandler mlno near here, nfter the death of at least four of their number, fled before an attacking mob of strflkors, who o.o continuing their assault upon the mlno property. The mine camp was then occupied by tho strikers, and tho tlpplo dynamited nnd buildings fired, Four mlno guard3, William King, Robert Perry, Charles Pinch and John Thomas aro known to bo dead nnd at least twolvo other guards aro said to bo missing. Union officials claim they have cap tured twenty mine guards and one machine gun, but officials of tho mlno declaro there were no more than twenty-flvo or thirty guards about tho property. Military to Ludlow. Trinidad, Colo. Adjutant General' John Chase, with 200 men of tho Sec ond Infantry, Colorado 'National Guards, and a platoon of cavalry, commanded by Lieutenant Will C'hnse, have left military headquar ters at Ludlow for tho scone of the disturbance In Fremont county. Tho Infantry division consists of Com pany A, C, I, F, and L. Halt Million May Strike. Des Moines, la. Unless conditions . . . aro lmprovou in the southern Colo rado coal fields, a strike of tho 500, 000 coal miners of the country prob ably will bo called next week, said John P. White, International presi dent of tho United Mlno Workers. A meeting of tho executive board has been called for May 4 at Indianapolis to consider the question, ho an nounced. . Coast Artillery Ordered to Mobilize. New London, Conn, Orders havo been rocelved at Fort Tony and H. G. Wright, at tho eastern entrnnco to Long Island sound, to prepare lm-' mediately for moving all tho regular coast artillery men thero to a mobili zation camp to be established on Montauk Point, L. I. Washington. "The third cavalry wants to lead tho advance from Vera Cruz as It did In 1847." This mes sage was telegraphed by Colonol A. P. Illockson at Fort Sam Houston, commanding tho Third, to Brigadier Gonernl Hugh L. Scott, assltant chler-of-staff. Gonoral Scott formerly com manded thu regiment. Begins Throwing Stones. Gorman sailors then took tho wo- mon from tho Southern and from tho Imperial hotols aboard boats to ships In tho harbor. Tho men marched out. Somo gavo tholr sultcasoa to Moxlcan porters. A fow of the suit cases, tho refugoes Bald, woro torn from tho portors' handB by other Mexicans, thrown upon tho ground and and trampled. Thoro was somo rioting nt tho Imperial hotel also. Tim Southern has been for years tho head quarters for ollmon in tho Tamplco district. STATE TO FIGHT HOG CHOLERA FINDS 3URLIN0T0N WATER SUP PLY IN GOOD CONDITION. GOSSIP FROIVbSTATE CAPITAL Item of Interest Gathered from R liable Sources and Presented In, Condensed Form to Our Readers. Western Newspaper Union News Servlca. The llvo stock sanitary board mot with about thirty members of the llvo stock breeders' association and agricultural editors from over tho stato. J. A. Ollls of Ord Introduced a resolution asking tho board to ap point ono or moro men, experienced veterinarians, to glvo advice and sup ervise the work of extinguishing hog cholera in Nebraskn. Tho govornoi said that tho board has always been willing to appoint ono man for this work but that tho understanding had been that five men were wanted foi this purpose and that ho believed flvs men too many. Ho will recommend that ono man be appointed with tho Approval of the board and on recom mendation of State Veterinarian Klgin and J. 11. Gain, head of tho voterlnarj department at the university farm. Only Two Polluted Sources of Supply. Tho examination of water used or Burlington trains in Nebraska, so fai as analysis havo been made by Dr Wild, director of tho bacteriological laboratory of tho state board of health shows only two polluted sources of supply. Ono Is from a pond at Ansel mo which has become contaminated oi polluted and which will soon bo re placed by bored wells, and tho othei Is water from the Missouri river al Nebraska City which is not properly filtered. Wells will bo completed at Ansclmo within ono month. Better filters or some other remedy will be found at Nebraska City. Samples from the following sources of supplj on the Burlington road have beeD found pure: Alliance, Hastings, Hoi drege, McCook. Omaha, O'Neill, Or leans, Red Cloud, Alma, Aurora, Broken Bow, Fairfield, Fairmont and the Burlington water works systen: at Lincoln. Tho railroad company also uses some water from the watei system of the city of Lincoln. This has not yet been examined by Dr Wild. To Organize Additional N. N. G. Organization of another reglmont of National guardsmen to fill' In a Ne braska brigade and thus assure state troops, in tho event of war, of being sent out solidly In some division, was the subject of a lengthy conference between the military board members and Governor Morohead. As a result preparations went on in the mattei and plans were perfected for applying to the war department for permission to make this move. It is planned tc secure enough provisional companies within tho next few days to give im petus to tho undertaking. Companies are In process of formation at Ord Verdigre, Ashland, Friend and O'Neill and bunches of young men in othei towns are said to havo mado appllca tlon for permission to organize. The ballot title prepared by Attor ney General Martin for tho submls slon of the employers' liability and workmen's compensation law, an act of the legislature which is to bo sub mitted under the referendum to a vote of tho electors of the state for their approval or rejection, is as follows: "Tho purpose of this act Is to pre scribe tho liability of employers, to establish an electlvo schedule of com pensatlon for Injuries received by em ployes In the course of tholr employ ment, to modify common law and stat utory defenses and remedies In such cases, to regulate the procedure for determining such liability and to pro vide tho methods for paying compen sation thereunder. When employer and employe elect to embrace its pro vision this act applies to every em ployer employing five or moro persons, Including the state and Its govern mental agencies, except employers of housohold servants, farm laborers and railroad companies, subject to con gressional regulation." A number of students at th state university have organized a commer cial club, which will play tho Bame part to tho university students as the city commercial club plays to tho city, according to plans. It will boost all movements which will advertise tho unlvorslty and squelch those which aro injurious. Prominent visitors will bo entertained by the club, and prom inent business men will also bo se cured to glvo nddrcsses on current problems for the club members. Tho club Is open to all "patriotic" univer sity men. Game Warden Plants Fish. Stato Game Warden Rutonbeck has returned from a trip with tho state fish car. From Fremont to Valentino bass, cropplos, bull, hends and a few catfish wero distributed. At Valentino young trout were taken from the sub stato hatchery nnd were placed In suitable wators as far west as Harri son, Sioux county. Tho car will make another trip soon to North Platto and its vicinity. Bass, croppies and bull heads and catfish will bo distributed, BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA A boy scout club has been organized tt Johnson. Fivo hundred acres of land around Shubert are being set out with apple trees. York Iibb been chosen ns tho fall meeting place of tho Nebraska City presbytery. John F. Griffith, for threo terms post master nt Pawnee City, has tendered his resignation. J. R. Mendenhnll has tendered his resignation as a member of the Fair bury city council. A car load of hogs wero cremated when a stock car caught fire from tho engine near Greeley Center. Fred Beremnn of Auburn sustnlncd a broken leg In a runaway. His team was frlghtoned by nn automobile. Tho registration of nutomoblles In Nebraska in the secretary of stato's offlco now exceeds R0.000 In number. The Bdiools of Elk Creek havo been closed for two weeks becauso of the prevalence of smallpox In tho village Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Palmer, pioneers of Adams county, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last week. The four-year-old son of L. D. Carter of Seneca was burned to death from a bonflro th&t ho and a playmnto had started In n barn. -Dr. F. B. RIghter, for many years a practicing physician and prominent citizen of Lincoln, died at his homo in that place Saturday. The city council of Fremont Is con sidering a plan for conducting a heat ing plant In connection with tho city water and lighting plant. John Halverson of Culbcrtson was asphyxiated by gas In a rooming house at Omaha. Tho burner was turned on, It Is thought, by accident. A pralrio fire near Johnstown dam aged a considerable area and for a tlmo threatened tho town. Tho Missouri' synod of tho Lutheran church has purchased lots in West Beatrice whoro It will erect a church. A. Y. Caddell and C. L. Amlck are planning to establish an extensive co mont manufacturing plant at Weep lng Water. Dean E. L. Rouse of Peru will de liver tho commencement address te the graduating class of the Shubert high school. Tho mothers club of Wymore has condemned tho dog races there as brutal and have asked the mayor tc prohibit them, Frank Pollard, tho 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Pollard of Ne hawka, fell from a tree and broke both bones In his left forearm. Five-year-old Alice Gruntorad was fatally burned when her clothing caught fire as she was playing arouna a bonfire at South Omaha. Ernest Lutz, aged 28, is believed to have sustained fatal Injuries in a fall from a windmill near Trumbull. Lutz's skull was badly fractured. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jlskra wero serl ously Injured In a runaway accident near Swanton, Mrs. Jlskra remaining unconscious for several hours. Forest Boyor of North Bend wa3 killed when he fell beneath the disc? of a pulverizer which he was operat lng on his farm near that place. Physical Director Prlndlo of tho Y. M. C. A. at Beatrice is making plans for a one hundred mile hike for the boys of the association and the Beat rice high school. Tho boys will start on the trip at the close of school. Tho explosion of a gasoline can that was being dragged across a cement floor burned Z. E. Hurlbut seriously about tho faco and hands and started a lire that completely destroyed his livery barn and garage at Greenwood Rev. J. Pleper, formerly of Snyder, N has been appointed pastor of the new Catholic church at Beemer. Tho finding of a lot of burnt matches, cigarette butts, disarranged and displaced furniture, and a numbot of empty pockottjooks in the Congre gational church at Grand Island has aroused a suspicion that members of a gang who have been working in that vicinity had made tho building a place of rendezvous. Members of the Beatrice ball club who havo reported nre now practicing at tho chnutauqua park, which will be used until the new athlotlc park Is ready. Tho decapitated body of a man, later Identified as Joo F. Macs, of Crete, was found on tho tracks In the Burlington yards at Lincoln, Sunday night. Women of Beatrice aro enthusiastic over tho plan proposed that various women's organizations of tho state raise the money for furnishing the Nebraska building at tho Panama ex position at San Francisco. Nute Giffen wns killod by the accl dental discharge of a shotgun at his homo near Superior. Charles D. St. John had the two mid dle fingers of his right hand so badly lacerated while working with a porta ble saw at Nehawka that they will probably havo to bo amputated. On potltlon of tho village board of. Cortland. Judge Pemberton of Beatrice has Issued a restraining order against tho Farmers Elevator & Coal company, tho effect of which will bo to stop tho building of coal sheds on what tho village officers claim Is a part of Third streot. Ono hundred and fifty relatives and friends helped Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchlns of Weeping Water eclobrato their golden wedding anniversary last week. The Columbus oranch or the mall carriers' association has olectod L. A Raney dclogate and W. M. Thomas' altornato to attend tho mooting of the stato association at Lincoln ' Mnyor Fred II. Davis of Madison has handed In his resignation In order that ho might asaumo tho dutlqs ns postmaster unhamporod. Mr. Davis has served as mayor for threo years and as councilman six years.