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THE T?EE: OMAHA. MONDAY. MA Tim
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Itvan end Murphy, s. ompnnlfd bv a si'isd
f rrportfr. i omprlHl the poc-f. Hex -eml
men and npwppr tarrlers Jolnod
In the t-hasn. hut mon gave nut.
The bloodhounds hurrltd east on
until thry rearh1 Klfteenth street. whrre
tiny rut dlnKonslly irrnn the etrret to
the eniith Ride and pullrd their tralnrr
aiound the miner of Fourteenth etreet
and started south. The murderer had
ilotihlrd back In their anxiety to escape.
The first thrill of the pursuit rame
when the do rushed from the Fourteenth
street aide of trm Auditorium dlrertly to
the door of August Mlnardl's pool hall,
Tin South Fourteenth street. The hounds
pulled Noffslnger up three steps snd
stopped at. the doof. Lights from within
ehone out through the edges of the rlnsely
drawn blinds. Tope' and "I,ady " anlffed
vehemently about the door and scratched
upon the email platform.
top at Pool Hall.
' They want to go In here." Nof (singer
ailed to the posse, which gathered In a
ilose semicircle about the door. Per
ceiiht Madaen and tha detectlvea opened the
0001 and tha dona bounded In. Several
Jfiinft men were gathered about the pool
tables. Aa It was 3.30 o'dlock In the mom
ma; they probably appeared more sis
pirlnua than thry really were. Serjeant
Msdnen commanded them to stand still In
their tracks while tha dogs went from one
to the other, smelling of their feet. Cir
cling: around the pool table" they led Noff
lnrer to a rear room, followed closely ly
No one waa In tha room and the dogs
retraced their steps out of the door. The
Men In the pool hall were searched, but
no Weapons of any kind were found on
tl em. They were left unmolested, Ietectlve
Murphy knowing most of them.
Tha dogs resumed their course southward
until they reached the Catholic church at
Fourteenth and Castellar streets. Hero
they scented the trail around the building
on the south side, going into a driveway
between the church and a residence. De
tective Joe Hell was now holding "Pope"
In leash. The canines circled about an
empty barrel In the rear of the church
and returned to the atreet. crossing Gau
leiter street and following a trail east on
the south aide of the street.
Trail l.eada to ottaae.
The trail led down Into a deep ravine In
fiont of a cottage. The rain was pouring
down. It waa pitch dark. Flash Hunts
were used as carefully as possible In order
to follow tha hounds and guns slipped from
p cketa to be carried In their bearers' hands.
The detectlvea and reporters followed down
Into the cully. Tha curloiis followers
atopped at the edge of a cement walk
above and waited breathlessly while the
flashlights told them the dogs were anf
flnu about a abed south and down from
tha cottage. A battle was expected but
again there waa disappointment. The cur
ious followers were left behind at this
place, while tho armed posse followed the
doss about the cottage and down another
ravine to the east. A dog bayed from the
Mali lawn of the cottage and that peculiar
i hill ran up and down tha spines of a few
of the less experienced man hunters for
fsr the r.olse would give the secret to
the highwaymen possibly In hiding close by.
rent (irova Strong-.
Iut the expected did not happen. The
dogs amended a hill In a southeasterly
direction, leading their followers beneath
low branched trees and through brambles.
They stopped beneath a tree under which
was a pile of dead leaves. The men were
held back while a searchlight was thrown
on the mass. Several distinct footsteps
were found about the tree and leaves had
been very recently disturbed. "Lady"
stuck her long noae Into some of the
deeper prints and anlffed excitedly, while
"Pope" was anxiously pulling Detective
Hell on up the hill. The poase followed,
paaalng around several holes In the ground
which looked as though they had been dug
by small boys. One man stepped upon a
long piece of tin and on! caught his
equilibrium a second beforeit bent In and
fell Into a deep hole. The dogs paid ,no
particular attention to these places and
the men were forced to give over to the
animals' opinions. ThrouKh some thickly
grown cornstalks chopped down to a
height of three feet the dogs trailed a
newly made path. 1 The escaping men had
evidently trampled down this course. The
top of the hill was reached after much
puffing and perspiring of the pursuers
wearing overcoats soaked with rain. The
trail led around a precipitous ledge of
lay and fullowed the edge to Fifth and
Rancroft streets. The dogs stood for a
minute at the edge of a bank ten feet
high and going down at an angle of forty
five degrees. Flashlights thrown on the
place showed that men had slid down the
embankment. The hounds were led around
the place down a less precipitous terrace
and with wagging tails took up the scent
In Bancroft street, heading east for fifty
paces and then turning toward the woods
In the north of Rlvervlew park. The
- hounds struck the boulevard and fullowed
a trail In the north gutter of the boule
vard, going In a northwesterly direction.
Reaching a shaded part of the boulevard
before the bend to the northwest, the
hounds turned and led their followers
southeast. The trail required tho posse
to stoop beneath low-houghed evergreen
trees. The fares of the leaders of the
poxae were slightly scratched and a few
of the pursuers muttered protestations of
disgust at the criminals they were trail
ing. "No decent man would ever come
this way." said Detective Murphy. He waa
told to "shut up. the murderers might be
I'aaae ear l.lhxiu.
The hounds crossed a footbridge and
continued southeast to a bank leading
down to the llurliiigton switch tracks near
(.ilbaon. Through, the mlt and darkness
the men saw a llisht flushing along a
Mrliig of box cars. It was thought the
end of the chase was near until the dogs
went down the embankment to the tracks
and the burglar' fluMhllght evolved Into
a switchman's luntein.
From this point on the dogs hurried
along the tracks southward. It seemed
easy; they were gaining onNthe escaping
criminals. No freight trains bad as yet
pulled out and tho fugitives niuct still be
walking. The hounds anlffed along the
tiacka, occasionally hesitating to stick their
noaes in the fresh shoe prints. The ani
mate followed the tracks almost without
deviation, except for a Jaunt now and
then up the hank und down again upon
the tracks. The detectives said thai at
these places the murderers were hiding
from a paaslng freight train or person.
Ilaatera Ar liurallunrd.
Four miles south of (iiftsoii a halt was
called. Water was seen bubbling from a
long pipe In the sheep yard of the South
Omaha Refilling company and everybody
got a drink. Resuming the trail along the
........ .... uu turnea into some trees
ana bramnies along the river bank. The
trail pointed toward three young men
carrying shot guns walking along the bank.
The officers rushed uix.n the fellows, who
stood apparently appalled. A few questions
disclosed the fact that they had come from
Mouth Omaha at 10 clock Saturduy night
to hunt and fiah. They pointed out fishing
poles stuck In the muddy banks of the
river and showed the povse a tent which
they hud erected up the rivr.
These men told the detectives that at
aa early hour Hundar morning their dog
bad awakened them by barking an their
attention was attracted to two men whom
Uicy saw walking down toward the river
rouie fnlowcd by 1'ope
Bellevue was reached after a tiresome
walk along the tics. At Tlellevue a kindly
houcmlfe gave the officers a breakfast
of bolld eggs, coffee and. bread and butter,
for which each paid a quarter. Captain
Savage was called and told about the ex
hausted condition of the posse. An hour
later the. police automobile brought relief
Sergeants Cook and Vanous and Detectives
Fleming and Dunn, carrying shotguns. The
hounds were fed and the chase which ended
In the capture of John Iahey and Henry
( hs.f Cornea to Knd.
A Utile shanty a quarter of a mile south
I of I-aHattP, standing a few feet back from
the tracks, was approached by the hounds.
The dogs went to the door and sniffed
vigorously a second and then turned away
toward an engine water tank fifty feet
farther on. The hounds smelled about the
tank and folowed the scent to a pile of
tics close by. Anxiously smelling and
hurrying around the pile they started al
most In a run back toward the shanty.
The officers crept up easily and looked
within. "landy" and "1'ope" rushed In
ahead of them, smelled at the feet of
l.aliey and Mlgner and stopped, wagging
their tails and looking up at Noffslnger.
The men were arrested and brought to
Omaha on the Burlington train. A curious
crowd followed them from the coaches and
through the depot to the carriage drive.
The patrol took them to the station, a
large crowd following. The Jail was filled
with men, women and boys when the
prisoners were taken behind the sergeant's
desk and "booked."
Cohn Killed br Masked Man Near Ills
Herman H. Cohn, vice preeldent of the
Nebraska Clothing company, and one of
Omaha's pioneers, was shot and almost
Instantly killed, not thirty yards from his
own doorstep, by one of two masked men
at Vi.M o'clock Sunday morning.
A bullet from a .32 caliber revolver en
tered the second Intercostal space at the
left border of the breast. Mr. Cohn died
before I'ollce Surgeon T. T. Harris arrived.
The assassins gave no warning and
asked for no money, but ons of them shot
point blank at Mr. Cohn. The two then
ran across the street, one of them dropping
his gun on the way.
Mr. Cohn's son. Loyal, aged 18 years,
grasped his father as he fell, and cried for
for help. He was soon answered by the
appearance of R. M. Peters, who lives two
doors south of Mr. Cohn's residence. Mr.
Cohn died on the terrace of his lawn.
Mr. Cohn and his son were returning
from the children's ball at the Metropoli
tan hall. Saturday night, and had come
home on the Faraam street car. As they
got off the car at Farnam street and
Thirty-second avenue and started north,
the residence of M. C. Peters Is first,
facing Farnam street and running back
along Thirty-second avenue, with an alley
In the rear. The tragedy occurred at the !
alley between the Peters' home and the
yard of the Hamilton home, tbe men ap- j
pearing from the alley.
The police and the Cohn family declare I
Mr, Cohn had no known personal enemies.
Bloodhounds, which were on exhibition-at
the Omaha Bench Show, have been placed
on the trail of the criminals. The re
volver which waa dropped will give the
Mr. Cohn leaves a wife, who was for
merly Miss Sara Brandcls, daughter of
J. L. Brandels, and two sons, Loyal
who was accompanying nls father, and
Walter, aged 16. The boys and their
mother returned from a trip to Europe
last winter and are attending the OmaKa
High school at present.
Mr. Cohn was M year of age. He was
born In Germany and had been In busi
ness In Omaha for the last twenty-five
years. He was In business In Kansas City
until two years ago when he sold his In
Morris Levy, president of the Nebraska
Clothing company and Mr. Cohn's business
partner and personal friend for two dec
ades, wss overcome when Informed by
telephone of the shooting.
Mr. Levy could not Imagine any reason
for vhe deed.
The police believe the shooting was a
case of mistaken Identity. Ixyal Cohn does
not remember that either Qf the two men
said a word, but that one of them shot,
and both ran at once across the street
without stopping to see their victim at all.
Mr. Cohn was connected with A. I).
Urandels and Hugo Brandels, both by
marriage and by business. lie had the
name of being always willing to do any
thing possible to help advertise and boost
Omaha, and was always Interested In any
public movement of any kind.
The Loyal hotel, one of Omaha's biggest
hotels, was owned by Mr. Cohn and named
after his eldest son. He also had some
ether rcul estate property scattered about
the city. In his own family he leaves a
and two sisters, married, living In New
When Mr. Cohn and his partner, Morris
Levy, started the Nebraska Clothing com
pany twenty-five years ago it was any
thing but the pretentious store It Is now.
The store had several locations in wooden
structures down below Twelfth street and
then the company built the big store It
now occupies at Fifteenth and Farnam
streets, it has been In this store more
than ten yeais. and Is at present remodel
ing It to allow more space for the growing
M SI'Wi S TKI.L
Mlsraery and I.ahey Are Examined
by the Detectives.
When the suspects, l.aliey and Mignery,
were questioned at the police, station by
Chief Donahue and Captain John Savage
of the detective department, they told a
straightforward story of their movements
In and about Omaha. They said that they
had been about town yesterday, and had
made an engagement with one It. Adams, a
teamster, to meet in a saloon at 8 o'clock
Saturday night. Adams did not keep the
appointment, and Irhey and Mignery
walked to the station, where they took a
Missouri Pacific train aa far as Fort
Crook, they declare. Between them they
claimed to have 50 cents, paying 40 cents
for the two tickets as far as Fort Crook.
There, the men ay. they alighted, intend
ing to walk the rest of the way to their
homes. In the morning the two bought
ci ackers and butter with the remaining
10 cents and sat for a while at the water
tank near 1 Platte, where the dogs found
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said he waa from Julian. Neb., and was a
farmer by occupation. He is of heavy
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build and apparently So years of age
Mignery said that he waa a stationary
engineer. In telling their story the men
referred to the conductor and brakemen of
the train on which thry say they left
Omaha. The only slight discrepancy waa
In their account of the time the train left
Omaha. Kelt her could say whether the
train left before or after 11 o'clock. They
were certain that It was sometime in the
neighborhood of 11.
"We wtll hold the men." said Chief
Donahue, "until tomorrow evening,- when
the brakemen and conductor will return.
So far. the story Is straightforward and
the two statements are corroborative."
"Theee men are not of the calibre te
commit such a crime," said Captain Sav
age. "We will pursue every trail and clue
that may lead to the rupture of the right
man, but these men tell a clear-cut story."
While lahey and Mignery were in the
office of the chief of detectives. Arthur I,.
Warrick, a friend of the murdered man.
called to see If he could Identify the two
prisoners as two who called at the Ne
braska Clothing store last night
"I was standing in the store." said Mr.
Warrick, "when two roughly dressed men
who looked like strangers called and made
Inquiries for Mr. Conn. Mr. Cohn was In
the store at the time and after pointing
him out I dismissed the matter from my I
mind, until I read of the killing today."
When shown the prisoners Mr. Warrick
was unable to Identify either. 1
Cblef Donahue examined the revolver
with which the shooting was done. It Is
a cheap "bull-dog" model, stx-shooter. In
It were found five unexplodcd cartridges.
The mechanism of the weapon was de
ranged, and though It was supposed to be
a double-action pistol, the chief pointed
out the fact that one using the weapon
would have to hold the hammer up. If
the murderer was a prowler, as seems
probable, say the police, Mr. Conn's com
ing upon blm suddenly would have fright
ened him, and In the excitement the burg
lar may have released his hold on the
hammer without Intending to do so.
SI.AYKIIS TRY TO It (I II IIOMI. f
Indications Point to Attempt on
A theory that the murderers of Mr. Cohn
were night prowlers, Intending to rob the
home of Frank Hamilton, next door south
of the Cohn residence. Is gleaned from a
story told by Mrs. Hamilton. (
"Five minutes after I had turned off
the electric light In the bath room, I
heard the shot which killed Mr. Cohn,"
she says. "I aroused Mr. Hamilton and
he ran to the front door. There he heard
Loyal Cohn crying for help and R. M.
Peters running to the side of the dying
In support of this theory la the fact that
the bloodhounds in taking up the scent
went back Into the driveway to the gar
age and smelled about, Indicating that the
men had been walking around there.
"When the highwaymen saw the light
flash on and off in the Hamilton home,
they thought they were apprehended and
started out the drive to escape," said De
tective Van Deusen. "Reaching the exit
they were faced by Mr. Cohn and his son,
Loyal, walking north. They thought the
two were men from the. Hamilton home
trying to head them off, and shot."
Another theory is that the man who
killed Mr. Cohn let go of the hammer of
his revolver, which was out of repair, be
fore he could utter his command to hold
up the hands. Chief of Police Donahue
holds this theory. He demonstrated the
action of the gun before Loyal Cohn, Ran
dall Brown and M. C. Peters in the office
of John Savage, chief of detectives, Sun
day afternoon. The hammer of the re
volver had to be held back by the thumb,
and, aa was shown In the demonstration,
easily could have slipped and discharged.
BILLET TRACED BY SlRKO9
Aalopsy ts Held to Examine Wounds
The body of Mr. Cohn was taken to the
undertaking establishment of E. L. Dod
der, where an autopsy was held by Dr.
II. M. McClanahan and Dr. Millard Lang-
fold, after which the body was returned
to the home. The autopsy showed that
the bullet had entered high In the breast
and had a course downward. Indicating
that the murderer waa either a tall man
or that he had shot from some elevated
position, such as the terrace.
There were no powder marks, indicating
that the shot waa fired from Borne little
distance. After entering the body the pel
let struck the - lower part of the heart,
severing an artery, continued Its course
until It atruck a rib and rebounded Into
the aide of the body, where It waa found.
MIHDERKRI WERK VOl'JIO HOBOED
avaa-e Thinks They Were Prowlers at
Chief Savage In commenting on the mur
der, said that It looked like the work of
prowlers, who were surprised and who shot
In exeltement, rather than In premedita
tion. The revolver dropped by the mur
derers was a cheap bulldog make and not
such a weapon as a regular highwayman
would carry. He says It Is not unlikely
that the two men who have committed
robbery here within the last week have
some connection with the killing. F. B.
Burchmore of 830 South Thirty-sixth street
was one of those held up by two masked
mon Friday night on Leavenworth between
Nineteenth and Twentieth streets.
A. A. Green, a conductor on the Sherman
avenue line, residing at 8439 South Six
teenth street was held up at Thirteenth
and the t'nlon Taciflc tracks Saturday
night at 1:45 a. m., and robbed of $12.50.
He reported that one-of the robbers was
armed with a gun. All of the descriptions
tally In that the robbers were young and
looked like hoboes.
"Foley's Honey ana Tar Is the test cough
remedy I ever used, as It quickly stopped
a severe cough that had lung troubled me,"
says J. W. Kuhn. Princeton. Neb. Just so
quickly and surely It acta la all cases of
coughs, colds, lagrlppe and lung trouble.
Refuse substitute. For sale by all drug
gists. DEATH RECORD
Mrs. Arthur V. Perry.
CAM BR1IM1E, N'eh., March 28. (Spe
cla ) Mrs. Arthur V. Terry died at her
home In this city Friday at 12 o'clock noon,
after an Illness of several weeks' duration.
The deceased had been a resident of Cam
bridge for the last twenty years. She
leaves three sons. Krnest B. Perry. Ches
ter A. Perry and Robert H. Perry .and
two daughters, Bernlce Perry and
Eva Perry, besides her huuhand. Arthur V.
Perry, who Is well known throughout
the state where he has larKe interests In
the lumber business. Funeral services will
be held at 1 o'clock p. ni , Monday, from
the First Congregational church of Cam
bridge, the Rev. Howard S. McAyeal of Ak-
a former pastor of this church, to
have charge. Interment will be In the
Mlas Winnie t'ronan.
CAMBRIDGE. Neb., March 2S. (Spe
cial.) Miss Winnie Cronan.dled at the
hcspital In Holbrook, Neb.. Friday, at 12:30
p. m , w here sue naa been operated upon
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ifn. anitaniiiim inrejt wfeitB air. n u u.
Ceaed Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William F. Cnman. pioneer resideius of
tna place. Miss Cronan had recently grad-
uated at an Illinois Catholic university
jnd was well known as a., classical schular
and musician. Arrangements for the
funeral have not been made and will be
until the arrival of Joseph
a brother of jhe deceased, of lone.
John W. Slckelsmlth. Greenboro. Pa.,
has three children and like mt children
they frequently take cold. "We have trlej
several kinds of cough medicine." be says,
but have never found any yet that did
them as much
good as Chamberlain's
tor sale by all deal -
RUSSIA ISSUES ULTIMATUM
China Must Give Satisfactory Answer
to Not of February 16.
ANGRY AT ATTEMPT TO EVADE
'eotlatlon In fteeent Mentha Con
vince Imperial Government Chinese
Are Attempting to Reject Points
hj Cryptle Answers.
ST. PKTKRSBCRO, Msrrh . The
Russian government Is determined to
force China to take decisive sctlon regard
ing the Russian demand that the provis
ions of the treaty of 1SS1 be compiled
with. Russia's ultimatum, which has been
presented to the administration at TVklng
through the Russian minister declares
that China must give a satisfactory reply
to the Russian note of February IS, set
ting fortli in detail the Russian claims,
before March IS, otherwise It will hold the
Chinese government responsible for such
action as Russia deems advisable to take.
The ultimatum was contained In a tele
gram from M. ?feratoff, the acting minis
ter of foreign affairs, to M. Korostevetz,
the Russian mlhlster at Peking.
Text of I lllmslnm.
Following Is the message:
"Negotiations in recent months have
convlncd the Imperial government that
the Chinese government Is seeking by
cryptic and evasive answers to reject the
points of the note of February IS. As an
Instance, on March IS, the Chinese memo
randum presented Jto the Russian minister
yielded on the one hand to our repented
representations and agreed that the estab
lishment of a consulate at Kobdo, should
not be made dependent upon the introduc
tlin of customs treaties, while on the other
hand It remained silent regarding the
establishment of other consulates, for
which prov'sion was made In Article 10
of the St. Petersburg treaty and also re
garding monopolies, which, contrary to,
the agreements among the powers, hail
been Introduced 1n the province of Sln
"It also Is Intimated In the matter of
trade In local products that Russian trad
ers must observe the same conditions as
the Chinese, thus entirely ignoring the
treaty provisions exempting Russians
trading in Mongolia- and western China
from the payment of customs duties and
other taxes whatsoever,.
Would Ead Delay.
"In view of the absolutely futile charac
ter of such negotiations, lit the course of
which the Chinese government has sought
only to restrict Russia's treaty rights by
advancing arguments, which it after
wards abandoned . the Russian govern
ment sees Itself obliged to end this pro
crastination, for which there Is no Justi
fication, and requests the Chinese govern
ment formally to admit that all the points
In the note of February It are valli and
conform to the treaty stipulations.
"Only arter such admissions can the
Russian government agree to enter. Into
negotiations on the, questions of the In
troduction of customs duties, the estab
lishment of a special regime for the tea
trade or any other partial modification
of the treaty of 1881.
"If an exhaustive and satisfactory re
ply to all six points of the note of Feb
ruary it is not received by March 28,
Russia reserves to itself freedom of ac
tion and will make- the Chinese govern
ment responsible for the obstinacy dis
played by It.",,
In tha action 'taken at Peking today the
Russian government-reverts to the original
demands concerning .China's adherence to
the terms of tha treaty of 1881. Since the
first note waa presented to the Chinese
foreign board there has been a series of
exchanges In which, China baa appeared aa
yielding on every disputed point.
The negotiations have led nowhere, how
ever, owing, accordlug to the St. Peters
burg view, to quibbling on the part of the
"In the last few days there have been
persistent rumors In the far east, that
Russian patience was exhausted and that
a declaration of war against China was
Imminent. It would appear now that Rusila
proposes to enforce her first semi-ultima-tumv!whlch
carried with It the threat of
a complete cessation of friendly relations
between the two governments.
The note of February 16 contained six
points with which Russia demanded com
pliance. They were 4s follows: ,
Russians right to Impose Import and ex
port duties unlimited', except In the fifty
first zone, which Is duty free.
That the extra 'territorial rights of Rus
sians In China shall not be Infringed; that
legal suits Involving Russians and Chinese
shall be considered 1y a mixed Jurisdic
tion. That Russians shall r enjoy special privi
leges of trade and duty free commerce
with Mongolia and the extra-wall prov
inces. That Risslan consulates can be Im
mediately opened at Kobdo, Khaml and
Due respect of the local authorities for
Russians to enjoy tbe right to acquire
real estate and erect structures In Mon
golia and the extra-wall provinces.
. HIS CABINET
(Continued from First Page.)
carried out successfully Is currently be
lieved and It Is widely believed that there
will be no alteration In Its attitude to
wards the rebels so far as the war is con
cerned. Dlas Wants Peace.
"I hope and earnestly trust that the
present difficulties wtll soon be solved In
the best Interests of the country and to
the satisfaction of all reasonable and
patriotic citizens. " said Jose Yves Liman
tour today. Mr. Llmantour Insisted that
he be quoted as a private citizen.
"I feel that I can say that the admin
istration of ITeslrient Diaz is prepared to
take such measures and implant such re
forms as will satisfy the best public opin
ion of the count y. and that while meeting
force with force. It will leave nothing un
done In the prvwent circumstances to unite
all good Mexicans.
"The Mexican people and the govern
ments friendly to us must believe, and I
say this In all solemnity of verity, that
the government la determined to properly
and progressively satlvfy all legitimate de
mand for reformative measures and that It
ts doing this in its ltne of duty aa a repre
sentative government, honestly, sincerely
Of the men leaving the cabinet, none Is
better known to Americans than Enrique c.
Creel, both because of having held the post
of ambassador to Washington and his
dealings with Americans in Chihuahua
while serving as Us governor.
Noll tied at Washington.
WASHINGTON. March 2i.-Fran is, de
la Barra. Mexicau ambassador lo the
I'nlted States, baa receiv ed nolii e of his
appointment as minister of foreign rela
tions of the MexUan cab.net by 1'reaident
' Diaz. Senor de la Barra has telegraphed
I his acceptance to Mexico City.
Immediately after telegraphing his ac-
leptance. Senor de la Parra went to the
White House and Informed President Taft
The president expressed pleasure at the
ambassador's appointment and congra
tulated 111 ui warmly.
As the ambassador has derided to leave
here tomorrow for Mexico City, the presi
dent bade him vfarewell.
Senor de la Parra, also called upon Sec.
retary of State Knox and Informed htm of
the appointment. Mr. Knox congratulated
The fact that Ambassador de la Parra
was a candidate for the post of minister
of foreign relations had been known by
friends In Washington for some time The
ambassador, however, always had ex
pressed a desire that publicity should not
be given to such Information.
His reason was that while he would feel
It a duty to his country to accept the
piVt If It were offered to him he really
preferred to remain In Washington, where
In the position of ambassador he might
continue the work of cementing the
friendly relations between Mexico and the
In discussing privately last night with
a representative of the Associated Press
the probability of his appointment as m nls
ter of foreign relations the ambassador
disclosed the fact that his name had been
mentioned by supporters of both the
federal government and the revolutionary
movement. He said he hoped, however.
President Dial might confer the honor of
Iremlershlp In h's cabinet on some one
else, but thet If the post were offered to
him he would feel It a duty to accept.
A message reached the ambassador at 7
o'clock tonight from Senor Creel, who re
signed yesterday as minister of foreign
relations. In -xf-.Ich the latter announced
to Senor de la Parra that It was President
Diaz's wish that he accept the post of
minister of foreign relations.
The ambassador wired his acceptance at
once and Immediately called upon Presi
Tho ambassador said he hnd not the
slightest Idea who would succeed him In
hlo post at Washington. Asked if he
thought Senor Creel, who once was the
Mexican ambassador here, might return
he answered he had absolutely no Informa
tion on the subject.
Senor de la Barra has not been Identi
fied with any particular political party In
Mexico and the significance of his appoint
ment Is that It Is confidently expected to
meet with the hearty approval of all fac
tions. He has devoted himself chiefly to
the foreign relations of Mexico, having been
ambassador to various countries.
When It became known that Senor Creel
would resign the ministry of foreign re
lations, those familiar with Mexican affairs
without hesitation picked Senor de la Barra
as the most likely successor because of his
familiarity with the country's foreign af
fairs. He always has taken a deep inter
est In arbitration and universal peace and
has taken a leading part In furthering the
cause of arbitration among Washington
He has made a special study of Interna
tional law and was for many years a pro
fessor In Jurisprudence and logic at the
university school at Mexico City. For five
years he was a member of the Mexican
federal congress, and rn 1902 he was ap
pointed minister to the South American
republics on the Atlantic side. In 1904 he
became Mexico's representative at Belgium
and the Netherlands, and in his four years
in Europe successfully negotiated treaties
for his country with Italy and Holland. He
represented Mexico at the Hague confer
ence of 1907; became ambassador to the
United States In 1906.
. , Expects Peace ta Cora.
Senor de, la Barra Is of the opinion
that the changes in the cabinet to take
place as a result of yesterday's resigna
tion will bring back to the folds of loyalty
to the government practically all mem
bers of the insurgent party and will estab
lish peace and quiet throughout the re
public. With the exception possibly of a few
revolutionists, who are fired with personal
ambition and a few others, who persist
In their opposition to the government
only through obstinacy, he feels that they
will be satisfied with the new cabinet and
show their patriotism by stopping their
Insurgency. The reforms to be Instituted,
he feels sure will satisfy the peoplu that
the government Is looking out for their
Interests. The new cabinet will show
itself in hearty sympathy with the re
forms, started several years ago, which
have not yet been fully granted. Among
these are the laws governing water for
irrigation and power purposes and that re
garding the redistribution of lands.
END OF DIAZ RK1G EXPECTED
Known nt Washington Administra
tion Waa Tottering.
WASHINGTON, March 2S. (Special Tele
gram.) It waa learned today that the fall
of the Dlas cabinet has been expected In
Washington official circles for a week.
Therefore, the dispatches from Mexico
created no stir at the White House, or at
the State department. The gravity of con
ditions in the Mexican republic was a sub
ject of discussion between the president
and his cabinet a few days ago. It is
understood that they had before them re
ports which showed that the Dlas adminis
tration was tottering and that a crisis was
near at hand.
There Is no change as yet In the military
program of the I'nlted States. The forces
In Texas are ready, as they have been
for more than a week, to take steps that
may be necessary to guard American and
The resignation of the Diaz cabinet Is
regarded as the first official admission
of the desperate straights of the govern
ment n Mexico. All along Diaz and his
ministers have maintained that the rebel
lion was merely a series of sporadic out
breaks in different parts of the republic
and that It soon would be put down. Now
comes an evident attempt to placate the
revolutionists and an admission that re
forms are necessary.
Whether will have the effect of
calling a halt in the military operations
of the Insurrectionists Is doubtful. They
may pause for a time to see who Diaz Id
going to put In office, but their Washing
ton representatives are shy of any promises
that may come from the present Mexican
government and will have to be well as
sured of a sweeping re organization be
fore they will consider the question of
abandoning the field They do not pro
pose, if they can help 4t, to lay down their
arms and then find that they have walked
Into a trap.
There is a significant statement in a
dispatch which Enrique Creel, the Mexican
minister of foreign relations, sent to Senor
de la Barra. the Mexican ambassador In
The anibaasador got the telegram at 2
o'clock this afternoon. After annsuncini;
the resignations, it said:
"The decision has been very well received
by the public which feels that cai e will
be firmly established all over the country
bv the reforms thsl are guliig to be Insii
This promise of reform is regarded
incicly as an inducem.-iiV to the revolu
tionifcts to stop fighting It Is a so an ad
mission that Diaz realizes he cannot hope
to remain in power under the piesent
order of tilings
Representatives of the Insurrecio In
Washington take the promise of rrf.iriu
with a large grain of salt. They do n"t
believe that Diaz ran give to the public
what thrv have bet n demanding and point
to the fact that every resignation has a
string to It and that the president Is re
serving the rtsht to reject them
Mtli:itO tiO TO AVTIIMO
President of Insnrrerto Party Hears
if A letorles hy the Insnraents.
NEW YORK. March W. (Special Tele
gram Francisco Madcro, sr., and Gus
tavo, his sun, left New York today for
San Antonio, Tex, where they can be
nearer Francisco Madero, provisional
president of the Insurrecto party. Before
they left thry showed the following tele
gram from Alfonso L. Madero, whom thry
will Join In San Antiflilo:
"Chllapa. In the state of Guerrera, a
town of L'0.000, Is In the hands of the
Insurgents. Zaiiuarlpa, In the state of
Sonora: Culiacan, ttie capital of the state
of Slnaloa, and Mazatlan. the main port
on the Pacific, of the state of Slnaloa,
are menaced by Insurgents. OJInaga, op
posite Presidio, is besieged snd is short
of provisions. We expect Its surrender
very soon. Good news from the rest of
Framimo Madero was visibly elated
over the resignation of the Diaz cabinet,
but cautious. He said:
"It's a little early to tell Just what It
means, but it certainly Is along the lines
I prophesied. 1 look on it as the begin
ning of the end, but If you ask me what
the end will bo, 1 do not know. Llman
tour Is now In power, or soii will be. We
must wait to see what he-will do. Ac
cording as he fails or succeeds, will the
The Maderos would not say In so many
words why they have changed their base
from New York to the border, but they
let it bo Inferred that they felt events
are so shaping themselves that their pres
ence nearer the scene of actual hostilities
w as needed. I
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of the erection of new permanent shops of
the Northwestern Hallway company. This
assurance comes direct from W. A. Gard
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