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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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N'OliKOLK. N'KHKASKA. FRIDAY. AI'UII 21. 1SM1
ANSWER TO TAFT'S DEMANDS
NOT ENTIRELY SATISFACTORY.
CLAIM AMERICANS SENT LEAD
THE TONE OF THE NOTE TENDS
TO DEPRESS U. S. OFFICIALS.
MEXICO SEEMS TO BE SPARRING
The Allegations Made by Mexico Are
. Emphatically Refuted by Associated
iPress Man Who Was or , fs % Ground.
Situation Discussed In S. < $ > ,
Douglas , Ariz. , April 20. fy
'tails ' of Minister De La Harm's
HPOIIHO to President Taft's protest'
against tlio firing Into Douglas by the
Mexican federal troops and rebels ,
wore received hercUodny. One of the
claims of Senor Do LaBarra la that
Lieutenant Troncozo of the Mexican
federal army was wounded by a shot
from the American custom house , that
rshots came from this custom house
.constantly during tlio struggle , and
that it made no difference whether
the shots came from revolutionists
who might have taken possession of
the custoiu liouso or from American
sympathizers with the revolutionists
who were in the United States build-
"The Facts of the Case.
The Associated Press correspondent
who is on the ground makes the fol
lowing statement :
"On the day of tlio battle the insurgents -
gents did como very near the Amer
ican custom house , which was situat
ed near the west of Agua Prleta , but
nt no time did they take possession of
the building or cross into American
territory. The American cavalry ar
rived immediately after the battle
opened and took possession of all
ground on the American side near the
oustom house. The American troop
ers ran a patrol from both sides of
t.he building extending along the Amer
ican side , both east and west. Two
rebels who wore firing from the west
of the custom house backed onto the
American line nnd wore Immediately
sirrested by the American cavalry , dls-
nrmcd and not permitted to go back
into tlio fight.
Bullets Pierce Customs House.
"I stood on the porcli of the Amer
ican custom house , which extends
around three sides of the building ,
south , west nnd north , and which are
the only sides that could bo struck by
bullets from Agua Prleta except those
passing through the building. The
building is of frame construction and
it was pierced by Mauser bullets.
"Many Americans and Mexicans
\ crowded these three sides of the
porch. I saw not n single gun in the
hands of any sightseers , except the
American line riders. The custom of-
flclals and American civil officers cer
tainly never fired a shot. Once when
the rebels nt the1 railroad made a back
ward movement for an Instant , Mex
ican sympathizers on the porch called
out 'Viva Madero , ' but they were in
stantly silenced , not only by American
civil officers nnd the line riders , but
by the American clvillanc , among
them myself , as we feared drawing
the federal fire into this crowd on the
"All this happened in Thursday's
battle , while the rebels under Lopez
were attacking Agua Prlota.
Americans Shot in Douglas.
"It was during this battle that nob-
rt Harrington , an American switch
man , was killed in Douglas ; E. E.
Crowe , seriously Injured , and many
other Americans Injured on the Amer
ican side of the line.
Not a Bullet Fired.
"During this battle , not a shot was
fired from the American customhouse
and the rebels never had possession >
of It. Some ground , still American
territory , extends about fifty feet south
of the American custom house and the
American troopers carefully guarded
this strip so that the rebels could not
set to the westward of the American
custom house so as to use It as a shel-
- ter. "
TAFT IS NOT PLEASED
Tone of Mexico's Reply Proves De
pressing to American Government.
Washington , April 20. Tlio recelpl
here of an outline of the reply whict
the Mexican government has made tc
President Taft's strong remonstrance
against the conduct of warfare on the
border , somewhat depressed the hope :
of the officials Who had confidently ex
pected a responsive reply from Mox
Withholding of the statement unti
the full text of the De LaBarra not ) )
Is at hand , the president In full knowl (
edge of the fact that it is unsattsfac
tory in some points , Is disposed to <
deal with it leniently.
The president's rejoinder must be
based on further official reports fron
\ the American military officers whos
impartiality in the fighting nt Agu ; ;
Prletn has been impeached.
It is feared that a disposition -pre
CONDITION OFTHE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska ,
M Inlimim . ' 1C
Clili-JiBO , April 20. The liullctlii Is-
Hiied by tlio Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Knlr tonight and Friday ; probably
valln In Mexico to make iiolttlcal cap *
Itnl out of the activity of Americans
and this will promptly bo resented If
It appears as calculated to Impair the
good relations of the two countries.
Ambassador Knmacona IsHiied n
statement today , in which he declared
Mexico's reply would bo found to bo
"friendly In form and essence. "
Stnte Department Silent.
The stnto department today Issued
the following statement :
"The department of state declines
to comment on press telegrams from
Mexico on the subject of the reply to
the representations made by the Amor
an embassy under its action of April
0to call attention to the need of In
' ' Q./ * l ° i > to prevent further danger teA
A Sfjan life and property , as In the
"Neither the text of the embassy's1
note nor of the Mexican reply Is be
fore the president. From a brief tele
gram received from the embassy on
the subject , it appears that orders
have been given through the Mexican
war department to prevent llrlng that
might endanger American life and
property in Douglas and that the Mex
ican government has expressed Itself
as deploring the Incident in question.
"It is Inferred from the embassy's
telegram that there are discrepancies
in the news received at the two cap
itals In regard to the Douglas inci
Sparring As Usual.
The president , it is said , regards it
as natural that the Mexican govern
ment should raise questions of fact as
to the responsibility for casualties
among Americans along the border.
Representative Slaydon of Texas , one
of the early callers at the white house ,
said the president believed Mexico
was sparring in the usual diplomatic
fashion. According to Mr. Slayden ,
the president is still hopeful that
peace In Mexico is coming shortly and 1
believes the American border will not
again suffer as It did at the battle of
The president and Secretary Knox
discussed the Mexican situation with
a sub-coimultteo of the Uouso commit
tee on foreign affairs composed of
Representatives Garner of Texas ,
Sharpe of Ohio and Foster of Ver
One suggestion discussed at the
conference proposes a neutral zone
extending for ten miles on either side
of the international line.
WANT TAFT TO USE BULLETS
Senator Stone , Democrat , Endorses
President's Mexican Action.
Washington , April 20. A positive
declaration in favor of giving the pres
ident power to prevent n repetition of
the killing of United States citizens
by Mexican belligerents was made in
the senate today by Senator William
J. Stone of Missouri , a democrat and
n minority member of the senate com
mlttco on foreign relations.
Mr. Stone commended the president
for sending United States troops to
the zone of disturbance , contended for
the right of the United States to pro
tect the lives and property of United
States citizens , and condemned the
landing of the British bluejackets from
the Shearwater , as an act of war.
"Congress , " ho said , "should at once
and without delay authorize the pres
ident to employ whatever force may
be necessary to prevent a repetition
of the bloody outrage committed in
Douglas , Ariz. , and a repetition of
- which Is threatened In El Paso , Tex. "
His authority in this behalf should
bo sufficient fully to warrant him in
using the military forces In whatever
way he might deem expedient and
necessary to accomplish the desired
end , even though It should lead to In-
j trusion upon Mexican territory.
"Moreover , If any act done under
this authority by the president for
the proper protection of our own people
ple on our own soil should lead to
hostile demonstrations against Amer
ican citizens , resident in the interior )
of Mexico , " ho continued , "the presi
- dent should bo authorized either newer
or later on to use the military forces ,
of the United States , If that is found
to bo necessary , to protect the lives
and liberty of peaceable American cit
izens wherever domiciled in any quar
- ter of Mexico. "
MANY TAKE OUT
FISHING LICENSES S
- FIFTY PERMITS TO HUNT AND
FISH , ISSUED IN THIS
- County Clerk S. It. McFarland oi
- Madison county has Issued fifty fish'
ing nnd hunting licenses since last
Saturday morning. The now state law
requires that to hunt or fish in thle
state , ono must have a license. The
license costs f 1 per year and the funds
thus provided are used to stock the
streams with fish and to perpetuate
- these sports generally.
MADERO WON'T '
HE WON'T CONSIDER IT UNTIL
AFTER BATTLE OF JUAREZ.
WILL ATTACK IN A FEW HOURS
Consuls at Juarez Arc Notified by
Mexican Rebel Leader That His
Army May Begin Battle at Any Hour
After Midnight Thursday Night.
El Paso , Tex. , April 20. Francisco
1. Madero refused , absolutely to grant
an armistice as suggested by Dr. Go
mez at Washington. Ho sent in word
today that he Would talk armistice af
ter the battle of Juarez , and then only.
"They want an armistice to get up
reinforcements ; that is all , " he said.
"We will first light , my army will win
or bo whipped at Juarez before we
talk armistice. "
This morning Madero sent off no
tice to consuls of Juarez that he might
attack the town any hour after 12
JUAREZ BATTLE IMMINENT
Insurrectos Demand Surrender Before
Night City Fortified.
El Paso , Tex. , April 20. Daybreak
found the situation around Juarez un
changed. There were no alarms dur
ing the night and all Is quiet at this
hour. It is reported that considerable
supplies of ammunition were smug
gled across the river to the insurrec-
tos under the cover of darkness.
Formal demand for the surrender
of Juarez within twenty-four hours was
made by the insurgents last night , ac
cording to Gonzales Garza , secretary
general of the insurrecto party , who
declared that he had forwarded the
demand to General Navarro , the federal
oral commander , through the United
States counsel at Juarez. Navarro
last night denied having received the
According to United States officers
here , Juarez is well prepared for the
The trenches outside the city , they
say , have been so well constructed as
practically to defy discovery and the
fortifications within the city show un
usual military skill. Juarez , in their
opinion , Is in a position to resist the
attack of a force far greater than Its
The Insurrectos , it is believed , must
attack soon after the expiration of
tlio twenty-four-hour respite given in
their demand for surrender last night ,
as they are said to be out of food.
From Bauche , twelve miles south of
Juarez , where they detrained , they advanced -
vanced on foot into the hills near
Juarez , taking with them , it is said
no food supplies but a flock of goats
At Bauche , the insurrectos have their
trains under steam ready for a hasty
retreat should their attack fail.
Advices from the insurrecto camp
near Madcra , Chihuahua , last night
declared that the force advancing on
Juarez "consists of 1,940 men , dlvidei
into five columns. One of these , the
dispatches stated , was under the
command of Francisco I. Madero , jr.
the insurrecto commander-in-chlef am
the others under Generals Orozco
Blanco , Villa and Salazar.
A formal demand was made las
night on General John Navarro for
the surrender of Juarez to the Insur
recto army of Francisco I. Madero
within twenty-four hours. The de
mand reached General Navarro's head
quarters while ho was inspecting for
tlflcatlons for the city's-defense.
The above was confirmed by Gonzales
zales Garza , secretary general for the
tnsurrecto party , who said :
"Formal demand of the Insurrcctoa
for the surrender of Juarez withii
twenty-four hours has been made 01
General Navarro , commanding the
federal garrison of Juarez. The note
was sent from El Paso by a messen
ger to American Consul Edwards In
Juarez to be transmitted to him to
Navarro. No reply has ben received. "
Later It was learned that Consul
Edwards delivered the note at Navar-
3.ro's headquarters while the latter was
away on a tour of inspection.
Insurrecto Camp , Town of Madera ,
Chihuahua , Mex. , April 20. Francisco
I , Madero , jr. , is marching on the city
of Juarez at the head of 1,940 insur-
rectos , divided Into five columns , ono
under the direction of Madero , and
the others under the rebel generals
Orozco , Blanco , Villa and Salzar.
Abraham Gonzales , so-called provi
sional governor of Chihuahua , receiv
ed an insurrecto chief reporting twen
ty-eight federals killed in a brush be
tween the advance guard of the forces
moving on Juarez and a detail of
troops sent south by General Navarro
in Juarez. At Baucho on Sunday sev
en of the 1GO insurrectos were killed ,
It is reported hero.
Francisco Madero , sr. , heading a
peace mission , spent the night here ,
the delegation proceeding north hopIng -
Ing to reach the younger Madero today -
A gap of seventy-five miles In the
railroad will bo covered on horses.
Denounces Them for Criticism Regard-
Ing Free Print Paper Bill.
Washington , April 20. A bitter do
LIFE'S ' DISAPPOINTMENTS
< CoD riehL 1SU. )
initiation of newspaper influence in
onnectlon with the flpht over free
rlnt paper legislation in the last na-
; onal campaign was made by former
peakor Joseph C. Cannon , In his vlg-
rous speech in the house yesterday
ii connection with his opposition to
10 Canadian reciprocity bill.
"There has been a good deal of talk
bout the price of print paper , a good
eal of talk that has run over several
ears , " said Mr. Cannon.
"Tho committee on ways and means
f the sixtieth congress , when John
harp Williams introduced his free
rlnt paper bill and it went to that
ommitteo by an unanimous vote as I
m informed , postponed action for that
sslon of congress and did not even
old a hearing on it.
"I was speaker. They unloaded it
n me. Wo had a stormy time. News-
aper publishers thn'ugh their repre-
entatlves , one of whom I shall name ,
Ir. Herman Hidder , demanded that t
hould do what never had been done
efore In the history of the republic !
lint I should recognize Mr Williams
r somebody else to rise in his place
nd move to discharge the commit- '
eo from further consideration of that
111 , which they had postponed for that
ession , and by the time the next
esslon would come , the presidential
lection would bo over"
Mr. Cannon said ho replied he could
lot do it , that It would not be Just to
"What happened ? " he continued. "I
, vas informed In the presence of wit
nesses that if the republican party did
not promptly put print paper upon the
reo list , that great and good man who
Headed the Publishers' association , Mr.
Ridder , would support Mr. Dryan for
president and contribute $50,000 to his
slectlon. We did not pass it When
ho time came Mr. Ridder was made
.reasurer of that committee and I
guess he gave you boys on the demo-
ratic side $50,000 , did he not ? The
newspapers say so and I have never
seen it denied. "
When last fall the democrats swept
nto power , in the bouse , Mr. Cannon
aid ho looked about for some means
of defense and Introduced a bill crcat-
ng a special committee to investigate
: ho print paper question.
"I appointed that committee and
Mr. Mann headed It. The criticism
from ono end of the country to the
other , by resolutions passed by the
Associated Press , by denunciations in
: ho newspapers , was wholly against
no for that action.
The committee made an honest in
vestigation. They found a deficiency
of $2 a ton between the cost of pro
duction in Canada and In the United
States. It was a unanimous report ,
the democrats on the committee con
Mr. Cannon said the house adopted
tbe report. It went to the senate ,
where there was a compromise be
tween $6 , which was the law , and $2 ,
the amount In the house bill , of ? 3.75.
The difference between the tariff
board and Mr. Mann's special committee
mitteo was that Mann said $2 would
represent the difference and the tariff
board said $4.14 would represent the
"In this bill you reject both of them
under this treaty , and lot it in free. "
Not Dead in Fire.
Chicago , April 20. Three persons
supposed to have been burned to deatli
in a fire which followed an explosion
last night at the wholesale liquor
store of Joseph Morici & Co. , were
reported today as having left the build
ing safely. Morici and bis partner
Peter MIsuracek , whom the police ar
rested for alleged suspicious actions
during the fire , had each a loaded re
volver when taken into custody. Notli
Ing was found which confirmed theor
ies that the explosion resulted from a
black hand plot or had been caused
by safe blowera.
WILL 1 1 DELAY
HOUSE LEADERS AGAINST BILL
WILL OBSTRUCT ACTION.
WILL MAKE IT TEDIOUS WORK
There Is Not the Slightest Doubt But
That the Reciprocity Measure Will
Pass the House , But Roll Calls May
be Demanded Frequently.
Washington , April 20. With gen
eral debate still under way and with
u ticoie or more-of amendments rouilj"
to be offered 'as soon as the measure
reaches consideration under the five-
minute rule , it was apparent early to
day ( that the democratic organization
in the house has a stiff fight ahead of
It before the Canadian reciprocity bill
can bo brought to a vote.
There is not the slightest doubt
about the bill passing by a big major
ity , but the opponents of reciprocity
are threatening to resort to obstruc
tive tactics and will demand tedious
roll calls on all of the various amend
ments that are to be offered. The
democrats in charge of the bill are
determined that no amendment threat
ening the integrity of the Canadian
reciprocity agreement shall be adopt
A number of the amendments that
are to be offered to the reciprocity
bill propose to put various articles on
the free list. The democratic free
list bill already is before the bouse ,
however , and tbe majority leaders
will defeat any republican effort to
The senate met today for the first
time since Monday last. Senator
Stone of Missouri had previously an
nounced that he would speak today
on his resolution calling for an inquiry
into conditions along the Mexican bor
GOVERNOR'S ' JSHING ENDS
Outing Near Valentine Cut Short by
Urgent State Business.
Valentino. Neb. , April 20. Special
to The News : Governor Aldrlch , ac
companied by Henry Miller. M. V.
Nicholson and .1. H. Bachelor , return
ed from the lakes yesterday where
A. H. VIELE.
they have been on a fishing trip , the
trip having been cut short on account
of the governor being called homo on
business. Tlio trip was made In Mr.
Bachelor's rar and all of the party
expressed themselves well pleased
with the outing. The citizens of Val
entine gave the governor n smoker In
tlio Eagles' lodge rooms last evening
so as to give the people of the city
a chance to meet Governor Aldrlch
which he was here.
BUTTON STRIKE STiLL ON
All Negotiations Between Iowa Work
ers and Manufacturers , Off.
Muscatine , la. , April 20. All nego
tiations between the local button man
ufacturers and their employes are off.
At a meeting of the union last night
the men unanimously voted not to re
turn to work until a better under
standing was reached.
State Labor Commissioner Van
Duyn , through whose efforts a work
ing agreement looking toward a settlement -
! tlement of differences was reached
Tuesday , finds himself unable to re
adjust matters at this time. Before
returning to Des Molnes today , Mr.
Van Duyn expressed the belief that
before long a new and better under
standing between the two forces might
WILL YOU PLEASE
KINDLY SURRENDER ?
THREE TIMES A DAY MEXICAN
REBEL MAKES DEMAND
San Diego , Calif. , April 20. Three
times a day General Simon Certhold ,
in command of the rebel forces at Ala
mo , telephones to Governor Vega at
Ensenda commanding him to surren
der the capital of the territory and
three times a day Governor Vega tolls
the insurgent leader to como and take
it. Tlio situation Is causing consider
able amusement In Ensenda. No at
tempt has been made to cut the tele
phone wires between the two points
and inperfect security both forces can
communicate with each other.
"Wo are going to take Ensenda. '
Dertliold is reported to have telephon
ed a few days ago , "but we don't IIKO
to kill any ono If you will kindly
agree to surrender we will occupy the
capital peacefully , but if not you must
stand tlio consequences.
Who's Who In Norfolk
A. II. Viele , president of the board
of educatloq nml member of the firm
of Hoffman & Vielo , was born on a
farm In Eaton county , Michigan , on
November 30 , 1853. He attended the
Michigan public schools. At the age
of 17 he went from Dellevuo , Mich. , to
Ionia , where for five years be was em
ployed as a clerk In a store. Later he
came to Nebraska and settled on a
farm near Blair with his parents , who
preceded him to that place. In 1881
he was married to Miss Kate Noyes of
Blair. For a few years Mr. Vielo was
employed as a fireman on the Northwestern -
western railroad and was later pro-
motcd to the position of engineer. He
came to Norfolk in 1890 and In 1903
ho gave up railroading and bought out
Robert S. Smith's interest in the Hoff
man furniture store , which is now
known as the Hoffman & Vlole store.
Mr. Vlele is now president of the
board of education , which place he
has held for four years. Ho served
two years on the city council , of which
body ho was once president.
D , A , R , FIGHT
ELECTION SCRAP COMES TO A
HEAD THIS AFTERNOON.
WAR BEEN WAGED TWO YEARS
Mrs. Scott of Illinois Is Standing for
Re-election as President General ,
While Mrs. Story of New York Has
Kept up Hot Campaign.
Washington , April 'JO. The climax
f the twentieth continental congress
of the Daughters of American Kovolu-
on was reached today when voting
egan for president-general. The
theV national officers also are to be
lected today. The results will note
o known until late today. In the
leantlmo excitement among the dole-
ates runs high.
Advocates of both Mrs. Matthew T.
cott of Illinois , standing for ro-oloc-
on as president-general , and of Mrn.
k'llllam G. Story of New York entered
) day's session , claiming victory. Two
'ears ' ago Mrs , Scott , after a blttor
ght , won over Mrs. Story by a small
majority. The present campaign hats
over lagged during the last two years
ml has been marked by much acrl-
nony. It is believed the contest will
Administration candidates are : Mrs.
lenry L. Mann , vice president-goner-
1 ; Miss Florence 13. Pierce , chaplain-
; eneral ; Mrs. II. L. Songkins , record-
ig secretary-general ; Mrs. W. F.Den
is , corresponding secretary-general ;
-Irs. - G. M. Brumbaugh , registrar-gen-
nil ; Mrs. W. G. Hoover , treasurer-
enenil ; Mrs. C. W. Hassett , historian-
eneral ; Mrs. K. S. Thompson , assist-
nt historian-general ; Miss A. Gillette ,
All are from the District of Colum-
la except Mrs. Bassctt , Maryland ,
ml Mrs. Thompson , Massachusetts.
The opposition candidates are :
Mrs. Miranda D. Tulioch , vice prcsl-
out-general ; Mrs. W. E. Homier ,
outh Calorlna , chaplain-general ; Mrs
Prank Hold , District of Columbia , re-
ordlng secretary-general ; Mrs. W. A
moot , Virginia , corresponding sccro-
ary-gcncral ; Miss G. M. Pierce , New
fork , registrar general ; Mrs. H. F
Ulount , District of Columbia , treasur-
r-general ; Mrs. C. A. Thomas , New
orsey , historian-general ; Mrs. C. II
iissell , Connecticut , assistant histor-
an-general ; Miss Aline Solomons ,
lp-trlct of CoKi'ttblallbrai'.u. . . * guii-
SEPARATION OF THE
CHURCH AND STATE
PORTUGUESE CABINET FINISHES
DECREE. MAKES DETAILS
Lisbon , April 20. The cabinet has
Inlshed the decree of separation of
church and state. This will be pro
mulgated on Friday or Saturday. The
nain points are :
The state concedes entire liberty of
all creeds , the Catholic creed ceasing
o be the state religion from the date
of tbe promulgation.
Henceforth , all churches will be
maintained by the faithful
The benellced clergy will continue
o receive stipends until July 1 , after
which they will he paid pensions.
The property necessary to the cele
bration of the public worship will be
eded to the clergy free of cost.
All of tiie Portuguos ( > and foreign
clergy engaged In religious work will
ontlnue as hitherto , but all others
mist obtain authorization.
All the religious property which is
> roved to- belong to private Individ-
lal.s , either Portuguese or foreign , will
British and other foreign seminaries
will be allowed to remain , but persons
connected with the seminaries will
lot be allowed the streets in the cler-
As the Catholic will no longer be
the state religion , priests may marry.
In case of death , pensions will revert
to the parents , widow or children.
The separation of church and state
was announced in a decree Issued by
the provisional government last Oc
tober. Details of the separation were
for the consideration of the cabinet.
The announcement of Foreign Minis
ter Machado last January that the de
cree would be promulgated within a
month led to the Issuance of n pas
toral letter by the patriarch of Lisbon
to the archbishops and bishops of Per
Tills letter , while It acclaimed tlio
government for certain measures , crit
icised it harshly because of the dis
solution proposal. The government
ordered the provincial authorities to
forbid the reading of the pastorial let
ter and later the arrest of several
priests followd for disobeying.
Advised by Physician to Avoid OverExertion -
Exertion , but Maintains Routine.
Home , April 20. Pope Pius X is
somewhat Indisposed and has been
cautioned by his private physician , Dr.
Glusseppo Petnccl , to avoid overexer
tion. His holiness , however , has re
fused to change from his dally routine
nnd today celebrated mass and gave
a few private audiences.
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