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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5, 1914-TWELVE KvGES.
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PREACHERS ASK HEAD
OF OIL AKEDj ALLEGE
Tour Presbyterian Ministers Want
Him to Resign as President of
City Church Body.
HE PUTS IT UP TO MEMBERSHIP
Says He Will Quit if One Per Cent
Dissatisfied with Him.
PASTOR FIRST CONGREGATIONAL
Declared Disbelief in Doctrine of
the "Immaculate Conception."
QUARTET ACT FOR THEMSELVES
Seek Endorsement oC Presbytery
nnd, Not Getting It, Proceed to
Go Ahend on Own He.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4.-Dr. Charles
F. Al.od, president, by unanimous elec
tion, of tho Church Federation of San
Francisco, said today that If dissatis
faction of oven 1 per cent of tho mem
bership appeared because of his Incum
bency ho would resign. He Is pastor of
tho First Congregational church.
Dr. Akcd took thl position after a let
ter had been received at a meeting of
tho federation yesterday, signed by four
Presbyterian ministers, calling for his
resignation because of his declaration of
unbelief In tho doctrine of "tho Immac
ulate conception:" '
Tho four ministers, It .was developed
today, Bought the endorsement of tho
San Francisco prcsbtery for their
action and did not get it. They, there
fore, proceeded to act for themselves in
the- matter and, it appeared today, they
probably will mako their point.
"Protestantism Is not so strong In San
Francisco that I should bo willing' to
wcalcon it oven for a time," Dr. Aked
said. "If the Church Federation docs
not wish unanimously my services I have
no' wish to servo."
of Murder Charge
L1NC6LN, Neb., Feb. 4. Lester
Holmes, a colored man of Clay Center,
Kan., was this evening acquitted In tho
district court of tho murder of George
Wilmeth, a white man, of Lincoln, No
vember1 13, last. Tho ctstimony went to
show that Wllceth, who is a member of
a prominent family, Insulted the wife of
Holmes as she was. walking on the street
with ,focV husband, and that tho. negro
knocked Wilmeth, down, the fall resulting
In a fracture of the skull. The pleat was"
M'ADQO MEETS HIS
L08 ANGELES, Cal., Feb. 4. While
bankers were given a hearing today on
the credit heeds of southern California
and the desirability of a regional re
servo bank at San Francisco, a baby
took up most of the time of William Q.
McAdoo.. secretary of the treasury, who,
with David F. Houston, secretary of ag
riculture) forms tho government's fed
eral reserve organization committee.
The baby, a girl aged 3 months, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T.
Martin of Alharrfbra and the granddaugh
ter of Mr. McAdoo, who saw her for the
first time Upon his arrival last night.
After the hearing it was planned to
christen the baby In the presence of her
grandfather. The rune chosen is Nona
Tho christening Js expected to be the
most important ovent of the day, as the
bankers already havo decided in favor
of San Francisco as a reserve city. After
the naming of the granddaughter Mr.
McAdoo and Mr. Houston expect to play
golf to get in trim for a banquet at
Southern California bankers told Sec
retaries McAdoo and Houston of the
federal reserve organization committee
today that they favored tho establish
ment of a regional reserve bank at San
Francisco to serve for seven states
California, Oregon) Washington, Nevada,
Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. The
bankers want a branch of tho regional
bank at Los Angeles.
Forecast, till 7 p. m. Thursday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair; slowly rising' temperature.
Tempt rut uvc um umu:u Yesterday.
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12 m 28
1 p. m 30
2 p. m 31
3 p. m...., 32
4 p. m.... 35
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6 v. in,... 33
7 p. m 31
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Comparative Locul llrcord.
1914. 191 S 1912. 1911
Highest today 31 16 , 17 35
Lowest today 14 -46 19
Mean' temperaturo 21 10 6 27
Precipitation 00 .01 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures ftom the normal:
Normal temperature 21
Excess for Uie day., , 3
Excess since March 1, 1913 12S8
Normal rtclpitu.Toii .......... ,M Inch-
Deficiency for the day 03 inch
Precipitation since March 1...24.2G Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.62 Inches
Deficiency cor, period 1913 4.38 Inches
Deficiency cor. period 0912 13.57 Inches
Reports from Stations itt T P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather 7 p. m. est. fall
Cheyenne, cloudy 28 31 .00
Davenport, part cloudy 22 84 .00
Denver, clear 36 44 .00
Des Moines, clear,.,,... 24 30 .00
Omaha, clear 31 S5 ,oo
Rapid City, part cloudy 16 30 .00
Sheridan, snow o 'A .01
Bloux City, clear is 31 .00
Valentine, cloudy 34 Ui .00
indicates below zero,
I A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
Jury Secured to Try
Deputy Sheriffs on
HOUGHTON, Mich.. Feb. 4.-A Jury
was completed In the SecbcrvlUo murder
case this morning. Most of Its members
reside In tho lower enj of Houghton
county, a district remote from the cop
per miners' strike zone. In all 119 ve
niremen were examined.
Tho Jury will consider evidence against
five deputy sheriffs, who aro charged
with second degree murder in connection
with tho kllljng of a striker.
Approximately 100 witnesses will be
prepared to givo testimony favorablo to
tho striking copper miners, when the
congressional committee begins its in
vestigation into tho prolonged strlko
next Monday. That was made known by
Angus IC. Kerr, chief local counsel for
tho Western Federation of Miners.
Sheriff C!rusevhns offered a reward of
$500 for tho arrest of William Raleigh,
one of the defendants In tho Secbervlllc
murder case, who has disappeared. Tho
five other defendants in tho rase are on
trial, charged with murdering two non
union miners last August. Tho Jury, It
was expected, would be completed before
court adjourned today.
TRINIDAD. Colo., Feb. 4.-John Law
soiv international board member of tho
United Mine Workers of America, is in
the strike district today directing the
collection of testimony and evidence
which It Is purposed to placo beforo tho
congressional Investigation commltteo
upon Its arrival here. According to Law
son tho ovldonce tho strikers will pro
duce places much of tho blame for vio
lence during tho strike upon the mine
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Fob. 4. Allegations
wcro made today by tho authorities of
Imperial county that papers wcro found
on Mesa Do Salinas, formerly Judge of the
first Instance In Mexicall, Mexico, which
showed that he had ordered the execution
of the threo American citizens, who were
shot there January 1 of this year, thus
explaining the killing of Mr. Sanchez
and F. Valfet, and tho wounding of A.
Flores, who was left for dead and
crawled across tho border, bringing word
of tho alleged outrage to the American
immigration officer on this side of tho
According to tho county officials, a
letter was found In Salinas' possession,
wrltcn In Spanish and cipher reports to
President Huerta at tho City of Mexico,
giving details of the "execution" of the
two American citizens and the escape of
"On the banks of tho river near Mex
ican," the report is said to read, "the
officers completed their duty, their only
mistake being that they did not pake,
sure all three men were dead." Salinas
And. A. M. Pencla, .formerly -Mexican
customs officers at Mextcallj were ar
rested last week for stealing some papers
on the American sldo of the line. These
papers, It is said, proved to bo the
records of the execution, which had been
secured by another Mexican.
Peru Rebels Storm
Palace and Lock
LIMA, Peru, Feb. 4. Tho president of
tho Republto of Peru, Gulllermo Billing-
hurst, was taken prisoner today by tho
military revolutionists. The rebels sud
denly attacked the presidential palace
this morning under the leadership of
Colonel Benavldcs. General Enrique
Varela, premier and minister of war, was
killed in the fight which ensued. Dr.
Augusto Durand, a former revolutionary
leader, whose arrest was sought by the
police yesterday, took possession of the
palace'. It is generally believed that he
will at once organize a new government.
The attack on tho palace began at 4:30
o'clock this morning. Thousands of in
habitants of Lima ran into tho streets,
alarmed by the firing. Squads of soldiers
were ordered to fire volleys Into the air
In order to prevent tho forming of
crowds in the streets and by this method
they kept tho panic stricken people mov
ing froni placo to place.
In the vicinity of San Pedro church a
civilian bystander' was killed by a bullet.
Great alarm prevailed throughout the
city. Banks and stores were closed today
and private houses barricaded. Tho
street cars, however, began running be
Y President Bllllnghurst was later taken
by the rebels aa a prisoner to Callao,
from which port he will be sent Into exile
in a foreign country.
Captain Inch is
Presented With a
Medal and Watch
LONDON, Feb. 4, Captain Francis
Inch, commander of the steamship Vol-
turno, which was burned In mld-Atlantio
, on October 11, 1913, with a loss of 135
, lives, was presented today with tho free
' dom of the city of London. The gift was
accompanied by a gotd medal, a gold
watch and chain, a purse of gold and
Lloyd's silver medal. The presentation
was made by tho lord mayor, A diamond
and sapphirependant and a silver tea
service was presented to Mrs. Inch. The
lord mayor and William Marconi, the
wireless inventor, delivered eulogistic
speeches. Captain Inch declared that he
had dono nothing but his duty.
Mayor Fords Wants
to Be State Auditor
FORT DODGE. Ia., Feb. 4.(SpecIal.)
John F. Ford, mayor of Fort Dodge, has
announced his candidacy for nomination
to the office of auditor of state on the
republican ticket. He was auditor of
Webster county three terms and Is now
tervlng his second term as mayor, after
undertaking the difficult role of the city's
first mayor under the commission plan.
He Is also president of the Iowa Leaguo
of Municipalities and has for many years
made a study of municipal accounting.
BILL WITH LITERACY
TEST FOR IMMIGRANT
5 PASSED BY HOUSE
Measure Providing Every One Ad
mitted Must Be Able to Read
WORD BATTLE STAGED ON FLOOR
Minncsotan Charges Chairman Bur
nett with "Cowardice."
"LIE," IS ALABAMAN'S RETORT
After Prolonged Disorder Manahan
Withdraws Objectionable Term.
MANN IN ROLE OF PEACEMAKER
Proposed lmT In Present Form Ap
proved by Doth nodles of Con
gress Ilefore, lint Vetoed
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.-Tho Burnett
Immigration bill prescribing a literacy
test for applicants to admission to the
United States was passed by the houso
this afternoon by a vote of 241 to 128. All
proposed amendments relating to tho ex
clusion of Asiatic Immigrants provloualy
had been eliminated.
As the bill passed It provides that every
Immigrant admitted to tho United States
must bo able to read "the English lan
guage, or some other language or dialect.
Including Hebrew or Yiddish." It pre
scribes that each applicant for admission
must read a slip on which is printed be
tween thirty and forty words.
In Its present form this measure passed
the houso and tho senate In tho last con
gress, but was vetoed by President Tatt.
A similar bill was vetoed during Presi
dent Cleveland's second administration.
Supporters of tho bill ar econfldcnt that
It will again pass tho senate, although
Prcsidont Wilson has let It bo known that
he docs not approve the literacy test.
ainkc Desperate Klftht.
Opponents of tho literacy test fought
.desperately to the last, but on a last ef
fort to ellmlnato tho test from tho bill,
they were defeated, 140 to 239. Tho final
vote camo at tho end of a day of vigorous
debate, which on several occasions
threatened to cause serious trouble.
Representative Burnott of Alabama, in
charge of tho bill, tried to hurry the de
bate and frequently moved to proceed
and shut off tho discussion. On one- oc
casslon, Representative Manahan of
Minnesota! commented upon what he
called "the unfairness with which this
bill has been driven through," and "tho
unfair statements of .tho chairman, Mr.
Burnett -In view of his- fear and cow
ardice "tvhlch '.ho has shown in not daring
to answer., objections,.'. -w -
With. a. bound, .Representative Burnett
was on his feet.
"That's a lie, Mr. Chairman, and. the
gentleman knows it," ho shouted.
Amid a tumult of demands for recog
nition, points of order, and a general
outburst of disorder, -Representative Hay
In the chair finally called Representative
Manahan to order. Another outburst fol
lowed, In tho course of which Represen
tative Manahan withdrew the word,
"cowardice." Minority Leader Mann, in
tho role of peacemaker, brought about
an exchange of apologies.
At ahother point in the debato, tho
chairman and Representative Mann had
a heated exchange, the latter declaring
that "the chair Is disrespectful to tho
liaise in Rates
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.-Protest -of
Iowa merchants and manufacturers
against the 5 per cent Increase In freight
rates, proposed by eastern railroads,
were heard today by tho Interstate Com
Witness testified that Iowa Industries
would have to pay an Increase of more
than fourteen cents a ton on soft coal.
from eastern mines. If the Increase wero
permitted. J. H. Henderson, commerce.
counsel for the etato of Iowa, testified
for cities along the Mlsstaslpl; W. B.
Barton represented the Dubuque Ship
pers' association; M. A. Smllley repre
sented the Clinton Shippers and Manu
facturers' association, and E. E. Egan
testified for the Burlington Industries.
All objected to tho proposed Increase.
One of the points tho representltlves'of
Iowa industries made against the in
crease was that all gas lighting compan
ies throughout the state whose prices are
fixed by franchise would bo forced to
pay a heavy additional rate on their gas
coal from the Pittsburgh district, for
which they would bo unable to collect
The Ipwans were the only ones to, ap
pear and the hearing was adjourned to
tomorrow, when shippers of linseed oil
will bo heard.
Statue of General
Phil Kearney to Be
Placed in Arlington
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.-An equestrian
statue of Major General Phil Kearney,
killed at tho battle of Chantllly, Va., in
1862, Is to be erected In Arlington Na
tional cemetery by the state of New
Jersey, with the approval of Secretary
Garrison. It will be the first equestrian
statue to be erected in the cemetery, as
heretofore no permits for such a monu
ment have been given. The New Jersey
legislature made provision for the monu
ment and It already has been designed.
The statuo will be of bronze and will
stand on a pedestal of granite with an ex
treme height of about eighteen fett.
Suicide at Lenimon, 8. D.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Feb. 4.-Bpeclal
Telegram.) Ingcbret Hansen, aged 26,
committed suicide by hanging on a ranch
near Lemmon, 8. t. Disappointment In
a love affair is supposed to have been
Drawn for Tho Bco by Powell.
SAVE CHILDRENFROM FLAMES
Ethel Solomon Summons Her Two
Brothers to the Rescue.
CARRY BABES DOWN A LADDER
Ttto Lads" Hnter Unrnlnir IlnlldlnnT
by Sinnshlnpc Window nud gave
Tots Who Were In the
Through' the quick action 'of fethcV Solo
mon, 620 Decatur street. In summoning,
tho aid of her brothers; 'Lawrence and
Arnold; tho children of ,Mr and, Mrs. I,
Cohn, 2622 Decatur strectr were' saved
late Tuesday night from suffocatlon-by
smoke arising from a fire which started
In tho Cohn' homo from a defective flue.
At midnight Mr. and Mrs. Cohn wero
aroused by tha heat of the flames and
awoko to find tho room filled with smoke.
Without watting to secure any wrap but
tho bod clothing the pair hurried from
tha house, only to realize that their
children, aged 1 and 2 years, wire sleep
ing In an adjoining room, Miss Salo
mon, awakened by her neighbors' cries,
aroused her brothers, who secured a lad
der and, while she steadied It, mounted,
kicked out the glass from tho children's
bedroom window and brought them to
safoty. Damage estimated at $800 was tho
loss attributed to the conflagration.
Firemen Burned to
Death in a Hotel
BEMIDJJ, Minn., Feb. 4.-Flve men
are known to be dead, several are miss,
ing and thirteen -were seriously injured
as the result of a fire which destroyed
the new three-story frame hotel at
Kelllher, forty miles north of hero to
day. Tho dead:
ODIN MIKBALSON, 53, clerk.
GABRIEL SHOBERG. 32..
CHARLES LARSON, KeUlher.
N. PRATT, farmer
M. MoQUINN, Deer River, Minn.
The fire started from the furnace.
Nearly alt of those who escaped did so
by Jumping from tho windows. The
thermometer registered 17 degrees below
zero and there was much suffering.
IOWA JUDGE FOUND GUILTY
OF HAVING BEEN DRUNK
WEST UNION, Is., Feb. 4.-Judge E.
J. O'Connor of the superior court at Oel-
weln was convicted In the district court
hero today of having been Intoxicated
at Oelwelrt on December 2, Jast, Tho caso
was tried In the lower court at Oelwcln
and after conviction brought hero on ap
peal. Judgo O'Connor has three other
lndlctmonts pending against him, charg
ing misconduct In office.
The National Capital
Wednesday, February 4, 1014.
Met at noon.
Glass case again up for final vote.
Samuel Untermeyer testified at a hear
ing on bills to regulate stock exchanges.
Pasted by vote of 33 to 31 a resolution
refusing to seat Frank P. Glass as a
senator from Alabama.
Adjounrned at CM to noon Thursday.
Met at noon.
Immigration bltL debate resumed.
Louis D. Brandels discussed interstate
trade commission powers before the com
Beth Low testified on trust legislation
before Judiciary committee.
Secretary Daniels was beforo the naval
Secretary Wilson adversely reported on
tho plan to place doctors and nurses
aboard all Immigrant ships, suggesting
instead international co-operation.
Representative Moon of Tennessee,
cl airman of the postofftce commltttne re
Introduced a postofflce bill, amended no
as to prohibit any rural free delivery
carrier, after June 30. next, from receiv
ing more than S1,S a year salary.
Iiurnnett Immigration bill passed by a
VPte of 241 to 126. .
Adjounrned at 6:50 p, in, to 11 a, m.
Why Isn't the Law Enforced
Why it Wants Data
from Armour Lines
CHICAGO, Feb. 4.-Tho United States
district court was asked t6day to compel
Frederick W. Ellin, vice president of tho
Armour car lines, to answer questions
propounded by Interstate Commerce com
missioners relative to tho business dono
by his' company.
The clash' between tho car. line official
andthjaJn.tejfttate -Commerce commission
came'ln the 'Inquiry '-by -tho commission
Into private Caroline. ; '" i
Tho Petition lisklns tho CnUrt trt fnrerl
answers from tho witness was prepared
by P. J. Farrcll, a solicitor of tho com
mission In Washington and. was filed by
an assistant district attorney hero. It Ih
understood that an Interval of several
days will be granted before the hearing.
The petition recites that because of evl-
denct given tho commission concluded
that It was Its duty to Inquire Into the
relations of the private car line and tho
packing company, to detcrmino whether
concessions In rates woro being given and
Tho commissioners set forth they desire
to ascertain whether Armour & Co. was
controlling the Armour car lines through
stock ownership or other means and using
them as a device to obtain concessions In
tho published rates of transportation.
They also seek by the qeustlons to learn
whether the packing company obtained
rates less than those paid by others for
like service, or whether tho Armour car
lines was receiving unreasonable compen
sation from railroads for refrlgcratlori
servlco which Innurcd to the benefit of
Armour & Co.
of Great Northern
Will Resign Soon
ST. PAUL, Feb. 4.-Corl R. Gray, presl
dent of tho Great Northern raJtwav. will
resign shortly and probubly will be con
nected with tho New York, New Haven
& Hartford road. This rumor has in
In circulation for several days, but It
was Impossible to find confirmation until
Mr. Gray Is said to be In need of a
rest, and that his work with tho n
Northern has broken his health. From
tho same reliable, source that the Gray
report came, It was stated that Louis W.
Hill would bo mado president of tho Great
It Is possible that James J. Hl will
again become chairman of tho board of
"Big Tim's" Estate
Gives Out New Shoes
NEW YORK, Feb. 4.-On tho Howery
today athore Is a continuous procession of
new shoes and tho wearers are blessing
the memory of "Big Tim" Sullivan, mem
ber of congress and for years the polit
ical dictator of the lower east sldo.
Yesterday and today tho beneficiaries of
his estate continued the custom estab
lished by him years ago of distributing
shoes to all who called at the rooms of
tho Timothy D. Sullivan association.
MURDERER OF FIFTEEN
IS SENT TO PRISON
HEILBRONN, Germany, Feb. 4. A life
sentence in an asylum for the criminal
insano was pronounced here today on a
school teacher, 'pne Wagner, who, on Sep
tember S. after setting flra to the vil
lage of Muehlhaueen. Wurtemburv, mur
dered his wife and four children and aft
erward shot twenty-six villagers, killing
ten of them. Tho court found that
"Wagner was Irresponsible when he com
mitted tho crimes, as ho was suffering
from tho mania of persecution."
M. L, LUEBBEN IS INDICTED
True Bill Returned Against Presi
dent of Sutton National Bank.
T. H. MATTERS IS MENTIONED
False ISntrte anil Misappropriation
of Funds Ara Charged In 11111
Returned by Federal
(Froni. a Baft Correspondent.)
LINCOLN". .Neb.. Feb. 4,-(Bneolal Tflar
gram.) TKo 'first Indictment In, connecV
Hnhrwlth tli. rfnllllro nf thn Hilling V1?
tlbnal bank was brought by tiio federal
grand Jury this afternoon against Mot
choir L. Luebben, president Of tho de
funct bank. It carries with It eight
separate counts, which Include malting
false entries on certificates or deposit,
fatso entries on the bank Journal, mis
application of bank funds, and In tnak
Ing false reports to the comptroller of
Occasionally throughout the Indictment
appears tho namo of Thomas Matters,
in Omaha attorney, as receiving certifi
cates of deposit when no deposits ap
pearcd to havo been made.
The first count charges Luebben with
the false entry of a certificate of de
posit og &0 In favor of James Richard
son, when the Issup was for 13,000.
The second count Is practically the
same, but was Issued to David creo lor
l,m. Tho entry Is mado for S15.S6.
No Money Deposited.
Tho third count charges that In the
Journal of tho bank In which tho debits
and credits aro shown an Item appears
that 215.000 had bcon remitted to tho
Merchants National bank of Omaha,
depository of the Sutton bank, by either
tho bank or by Thomas H. Matters for
tho credit of the bank. The bank ox
amlneri found that no sum had been-!
deposited with tha Omaha, bank at the
Tho fourth and fifth counts chargo
false reports mado of tho bank's stand
ing August 0, 1913, and October 21, 1913.
Under the first date the report showed
funds of tho bank, 1144,772.03, charged to
time deposits, when tho sum should havo
been S140.622.O3. Under the last date the
time deposits ,1s shown as 1112,300.01,
while It should have been $123,300.01.
Certificate to Matters.
The slrth count charges a fraudulent
Issue of a certificate for $5,000 payable
to James Richardson, given to Thomas
31, Matters, when neither of tho men
had any deposit In tho bank.
Tho seventh count of the Indictment
charges misapplying tho funds of the
bank for the benefit of Thomas M. Mat
ters in the payment of acheck of Matters
payablu to himself In tho sum of $150
when Matters at that tlmo had no fnuds
In the bank, but was In debt to the In
stitution over $5,000.
The elgthth count charges Luebben
with Issuing a certificate of deposit to
Mary E. Johnson lor $1,000 for the bene
fit of Thomas H. Matters. The amounts
covered by tho elgth counts total about
Thomas H. Matters, whose name ap
pears In connectlqn with the counts, was
not connected with the bank, but the
allegation that ho was a recipient of
favors at tho hands of the president
drows him into the matter, a Both Mr.
Matters and Mr. Leuben have been here
for some time watching proceedings
closely. Friends of the former deny that
he ever received a certificate of deposit
drawn on James Richardson, as charged.
The Jury has not completed Its work
of Investigating the failure, and Is still
groping Into tho affairs of the defunct
Steamer Sinks; All
VANCOUVER. R. C. Feb. 4.-H is re
ported here that tho steamer Vadso sank
In the Portland canal and that all of the
ISO passengers It carried were saved.
HUERTA ORGAN SAYS
El Pais Calls President of United
States Friend and Protector
of the Rebels.
WANTS TO SELL WAR MATERIAL
Says Embargo WaB Raised at De
mand of Manufacturers.
BRIEF STATEMENT BY HUERTA
Dictator Attaches Little Importance
to the Subject.
EMBARGO FORMALLY RAISED
Customs Collectors nt All Point
Alons; the Itorilcr Are Directed
to Permit Shipments of
Arms nnit Amiinltlon.
MEXICO CITY, Fob. 4.-Tho raising of
thb embargo on arms by tho United States
brought down columns of newspaper
malediction on the head of President
Wilson today. Tho city, however, gave
no evidence, of hostility toward American
residents. Tho patrols on tho street wera
doubled during tho night m a precaution,
but today thcro was no sign of appre
hension on tho part of the Mexican au
thorities that disorders would occur.
"President Wilson has dropped tho mask
of the Puritan and declared himself tho
friend and protector of rebels." Is tho
seven-column headline placed by El Pols
over Its account of President Wilson's
Tho newspaper declares that President
Wilson's motive, while alleged to ba
based on high pretexts of neutrality orig
inates really In commercial Interests. It
"It wns known that European and
Japancso factories wcrq turning out war
materials for tho Moxlcan government.
Similar establishments In the United
States wcro dissatisfied and brought pres
sure to bear on tho government at Wash
ington to put an end to the embargo and
not block their business."
Tho nrttclo In El Pals continues:
"Tho humaiiltarlonlsm of President
Wilson has been put asldo to mako way
for mercantilism. Tho worthy Yankco
bollcvos that everything In life should
bo rediiced to doltars and cents. Ho
could not bear to see such a propitious
opportunity pass without profiting to
give us what ho surely believes to be a
decisive blow. T;o accumulate in our
territory tho elements of destruction l.i
a labor which will soon facilitate J.mcrl
ean. raeddjtng with our affairs.,
-Step Toward Intervention.
"It Is the first step of the Yankees
toward our. frontier. Afterward, wjl
coirie intervention! The phantom grows
more distinct beyond the Rio Grande."
El Pais then colls on the Mexican peo
ple to' have faith In the good Mexicans
and In tha government of General HUcrta
by declaring: "The triumph over will
mean another .and more Important vic
tory, because America aa far- south as
Terra del Fucgo will ring with tho hymn
of victory and right oVcr Yanlito ra
pacity. Tho only thing that President
Wilson Will accomplish will bo to place
In bold relief the figure of Vlctorlano
Huerta, who, thanks to Yankee Intrigues,
symbolises today on this continent the
soul of tho honest Latin race."
El Imparclal, under the headline,
"President Wilson declares himself bare
facedly and opprobrlously the accomplice
of bandits," says:
"Wo can hardly credit the news that
the Yankee government permits tho pas
sage of arms to tho enemies of Huertu,
who rob, burn and assassinate. It Is
unbellovablo that a cultured, people un
der tho Influence of a headstrong func
tionary should become the accomplice of
such a hordo of outlaws.
"It appears Impossible 'that President
Wflstin can be a man dovold of conscience
or shame. If the American people ap
proves tha stupendous measure of the
White HoUse It will deserve the execra
tion of alt honorable nations."
President WUaoii's determination to
givo both factions In Mexico liberty to
obtain war material from the United
States wilt not cadse President Huerta to
dellvor to the American charge d'affaires
his passports, nor will it affect bis attl
tudo toward tho United States or toward
Americans in Mexico. This assurance
was given by General Huerta last night.
The Mexican president mado practically
(Continued on Pago Two.)
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No. 2 Telephone
Have you a telephone ia
your homo? Do you appreciate
tho economy of tho telegraph?
It used to bo considered a
-waste of tlmo and money for
telegraph nud telephone com
panies to put their advertise
ments In newspapers.
But now you can scarcely
pick up a newspaper tn any of
the leading cities without read
ing of the advantages of both
the telephone and the tele
graph. They are the servants of the
people, always ready to do
quickly and economically what
used to take so much time and
patience to accomplish.
The wonderful growth of tli
telephone and telegraph and
their almost universal u have
been brought about Jftrgely
through newspaper aglng.
The day 1b 'fast apprsefclpg
when telephoning ani tele
graphing will be as commoa as
taking our evening meal.
Tomorrow's talk will be about
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