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VOL. XLTIT NO. 242.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY G, 1914-TWKLVK PAGES
On Trains and at
ttotel Howj Stands, So.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Explosives Said to Be Planted Every
Half Mile from Vera Cruz to
READY TO TOUCH OFF FUSES
Road to Be Blown Up if Americans
THROWING UP .ENTRENCHMENTS
Activity Near Vera Cruz is Worry
ing General Funston.
PREPARING TO SEND TROOPS
Transports at Galveston Taking
Aboard Food and Supplies
BOTH BRIGADES ARE READY
Ten Thoukand Men In Tfiai City
Cnn BrenU Cnmp nml Kinbark
at Sounding of the
WASHINGTON, May 6.-Secretary of
State Bryan announced tonight the three
Bouth American medlateors In the Mexi
can difficulty would meet at Nlagrara
Falls, Canada, May 18 to receive repre
sentatives of the parties to the contro
VERA CRIjZ, May k. Refugees, arriv
ing here today from Mexico City bring
conflicting reports concerning the pur
poses of 1'rovlsionat President Huerta.
Some say he has agreed to retire from
the presidency, fixing Thursday of this
week as the date of his withdrawal.
Other reports from the capital declare
that Huerta, instead of yielding, has de
termined to play out the game.
WASHINGTON, May 5. Informa
tion came from Vera Cruz to the
War department today that tho Mex
ican federal troops have' mined the
railroad tracks "from Vera Cruz to
Mexico City In preparation for the
utter destruction of the road in tho
eveqMhat tlie Arnerjcan force at
tempt .a march on Jhft, capital. .
No Information had been .received
6t reports tht .the, . fctalV FVanclB.ct
bridge on the inter-Oceanic railroad
nad been damaged.
The mines are reported to be located a
half mile apart, and Mexican 1 soldiers
hive 'been detailed to touch off the fuses
should hostilities eventuate. These prep
arations and the throwing up of defenses,
which are daily making the position of
the Mexican federal troops stronger, are
known to bo a source of worry to Gen
eral 'jtvns, ton, and It Is understood thnt
he would welcome orders to start for the
Mexican capital nt once.
Admiral Mayo, at Tamplco, has In
formed tho Navy department that he
would haye-no trouble in taking Tnmptco
with his present forces.
Port of Tnspam Closed.
Admiral Uadger reported( to the Navy
department today the receipt of word
from the torpedo boat destroyer Drayton,
at Tuxpam, that Territorial Minister
Haclnda there had ordered customs offi
cers not to clear or enter any vessels
from or to American ports. This order.
It was further reported, had been given to
all ports In the state of Vera Cruz.
The Drayton also reported thirteen
Americans had been detained against
their will at Metlaloyuca, In tho state of
Pucblft, about sixty miles from Tuxpam.
This Information was given to the Brit
ish consul at Tuxpam by American refu-
gees, who said the Mexican authorities i
gave as. their reason for hohfng the
Americans a desire to assure their safety.
The British consul has wired the gov-
(Continued on Page Two.)
Forecast Jill 7 p. m. Wednesday: x
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
5 a. m b
fi a. m 61
7 a. m M
8 a. m i
9 a. m 56
10 .. m SB ;
2'P. m. 63
6 p! m"".!"!""'.!66
6 p. m .64 '
I P- m '
8 p. m..... W
. . . 68 62 7fi Gft
LweVtSVte9;.'.;::: 52 M
Mean temperature w w a jt
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 59
Kxcess for the day... ... .. , 1
Total excess since March 1 9j
Normal precipitation .12 Inch
TWirlencv for the day 02 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 4. SO Inches
Deficiency since March 1 21 inch
Excess for cor. period, 1913... . S,M Inches
Deficiency for cor, period, mi. ,7S inch
Reports from Stations at 7 I. 91.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather, 7 p.m. est. fall.
Cheyenne,'' clear 52 52 .00
Davenport, clear..... 70 82 .00
Denver, partly cloudy 60 60 T
Dec Moines, clear ...64 72 ,00
Lander, clear 62 64 .00
North Platte, clear. 0 62 .00
Omaha, clear ,.,6I 66 .10
Pueblo, clear 60 60 .00
Rapid City, .. i " 50 .16
Salt Lake City, clear 58 60 .00
Santa Ke, cloudy 62 6; .00
Sheridan, clear 50 .04
8loux City, clear ..58 62 .00
Valentine, clear . .. 52 6S .0
T Indicates trace ot precipitation.
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
"MET" IS BACKING MA6UIRE
Nebraskan Lines Up Against Brother
Charles at Lincoln.
FOR JOHNSON FOR POSTMASTER
Former Associate with II
Taper Would Like to
for Postmaater Whon
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 5. (Special Tele
gram.) Representative "Johnny" Magulre
is convinced that A. V. Johnson will be
the next postmaster nt Lincoln. His con
viction amounts to a dead certainty, and
he said so this afternoon when Interro
gated about conditions political with ref
erence to hte suggestion of a man to
take Kd Sixer's place.
Just on what grounds Mr. Magulre
based his conviction the gentleman from
the First district refused to develop. Hi
did say, however, that he had nominated
the right man for the place and that the
fight now being made against Mr. John
son by certain Influences in Lincoln
would not win out.
Rumor has It herethat Richard loe
Metcalfe, late governor of the Isthmian
Canal commission. Is for Johnson, as
against the formidable candidate for the
postmastershlp of the capital city of
Nebraska. P. W. Drown. This, If true,
may be accounted for In the fact that
while there Is a vast appreciation on the.
part of H. V. Metcalfo for his friend and
co-laborer in the cause of democracy, the
secretary of state, there is little or no
love between Mr. Metcalfe and Mr.
Bryan's brother, Charles.
Humor persists that they never did
get along together while Mr. Metcalfo
was editing the Commoner In the absence
of his chief, 'Mr. Secretary Bryan.
Now, It Is understood Mr. Metcalfe has
Joined the 'Johnny" Magulre wing of the
democratic party In the' Kit district and
stands for Johnson agalivu Brown. And
summer Is still on tho way. hWat tho
fall will' produce when these warring fac
tions meet in the primaries It is pretty
hard to predict.
Luther Drake and G. W. Wattles of
Omaha, who have been In Washington
several days, left this afternoon for the
K. W. Roselter of Walthlll expects to
leave for home tomorrow.
the Negro Against
BALTIMORE, May 5. In an address
today before the sixth conference of tho
National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, Oswald Gar
rison VlUard, president of the New York
.Evening Post., defended the negro ot tho
south against what he termed, '.'negro
baiting politicians," and said that he
believed the solution of the problem
nisted' with what southerhrs"ttrnv"ulri
terlopers from the north."
"We. of the north boldly A'enture to be
lieve that we can solve this great argu
ment of a titanic historical achievement
cn our side. It was the north which
solved the slavery problem In the face ot
a practically united southern public senti
ment. The wisdom of the anti-slavery
minority In the north, which, with the
aid of military necessity, compelled Lin
coln to his emancipation proclamation,
has since been Justified of all men.
"As for tho negro-baiting politicians, I
for one lose no opportunity to assail them
with all tho powers at my command. I
have no criticism too rasping, no words
too violent to devote to them, and the
mlchlef and Injury they are doing to our
"When the negro falls to rlso certain
southerners cheerfully assert that this
proves tho negro incapablo of advancing
and half-brother to an ox. You same
southerners deprivo the negro child of
all schooling, as 5,000 are deprived In At
lanta, turn him adrift to roam in slum
streets, and then If he grows up an ani
mal you say the responsibility Is his; that
that proven him a beast, and his race In
herently criminal. Never was there a
more brazen assertion that a people can
not rise In the scale of civilization and a
more determined effort to prevent their
rising. Never did men so frequently
boast their racial superiority, and then
as If in doubt about it, do everything to
liandlcap their block competitors so that
they shall not compete on equal terms."
Aged Beggar Leaves
Large Sum to People
Who Befriended Him
BUN BURY, Pa,, May 6.-For their
"kindness and self sacrifice," M,r. and
Mrs. George Smith were bequeathed
nearly $S,000 by the will of John Fell, )
years of ago. a beggar. The will waa
probated yesterday shortly before re
latives of Fell arrived to contest the
Fcl1- wno wa Deevel to b almost
penniless, went to the home of the
Smith's several days ago and asked for
shelter. He said he was friendless; that
ho felt III and believed he was going to
die. Although the Smith's had only one
bed they gave It to the old man and
(L,-,..).,. .lent on the floor. Bfnr h
Idled Sunday night ho had made a will
' leaving his entire estate, said to consist
jof J7,000 In a Wllkeabarre bank and
( stocks valued at 900, to the Smiths,
Olney Refuses to
Accept Place on
BOSTON, May 5. Richard Olney ha
addressed a letter to President Wilson,
formally declining the appointment as
governor of the federal reserve board of
the new banking system.
WASHINGTON, May S.-WluTe officials
here declined to discuss the declination
by Richard Olney of the appointment as
governor of the federal reserve board, It
Is known they are in search ot another
New England man to fill the board. It
was reported as likely that W. P. G.
Harding, president ot the First National
bank of Birmingham. Ala., Who has been
appointed member of the board from the
south, would be named as governor
ixcral Draws Bills In-
Solve Dispute Be-
iners and Owners-
ARBITRATION IS PROPOSED
Decisions of State Board to Be Bind
ing on All Parties.
DISARMAMENT ISSUE IS ACUTE
Rumor Miners in Huerfano County
Are Hiding Their Guns.
COLONEL L0CKETT IN COMMAND
First Trnlnlonil of Troops Arrives
from Oeorgtu Begins Outlin
ing I'lnn for llnnrtllng
DENVER, Colo.. May 5.- Klve admin
istration measures to carry out the pro
gram in tho governor's call for the extra
session have been prepared by senate and
house leaders. The bills wero drawn by
Attorney General Fred Forrar.
Tho first would submit a constitutional
amendment empowering the leglslatuie
to creato a state board of arbitration o
handle Industrial disputes nnd providing
punishment for refusal to abide by Its
A bond Issue to cover the state's In
debtedness of approximately Jl.OOO.OwN Is
proposed In another bill providing that
the bond issue bo submitted to tho people
at tho next general election.
Two others bills would give the governor
authority to close saloonn ana prevent
the sale, gift or purchase of firearms and
ammunition In times of internal dis
order. A fifth measure covers the pro
posal for the establishment of a state
When the senate convened today Sen- j
ator H. E. Garman Introduced a Joint I
resolution requesting the state land board
to file with the legislature a statement j
of all leases of coal lands, their condl- i
tions and dates or expiration and pio
vidlng for the appointment of a Joint re
port whether the terms pf the leases have
been fulltlllcd. The resolution went over
Dlanrmnnient Question Acute.
The question of disarmament of all
factions today became the most
Important development of the In
dustrial, situation. Reports hud It that
the strikers in Huerfano county had re
versed their decision to deliver up their
arms and it was reported from Pueblo
that strikers had succeeded In smuggling
arms and ammunition through thero to
some, unknown place. The strike break
ersln the northern coal fields, centering
In Moulder county, yesterday openly de
clared they would work no longer If the
fmlne';KtiMrds wero'"' disarmed '"unless "tie'
federal troops were stationed on mine
property to protect them.
The'' operators haVe taken, the position
that they' will deliver their arms to the
fcdoral troops when their property Is
given protection, By some this waa
taken to mean that the oporntors will
insist upon actual planing of soldiers on
their property, though no representative
operator would discuss that particular
phase of tho question.
Colonel Lockett Tnkrn Comranitd.
TRINIDAD, Colo., May 5. Colonel
James Lockett, commanding tho Elev
enth United States cavalry, arrived here
at 7:10 this morning to tnke command of
tho federal forces In the Colorado strlko
fields. He was driven at once to nrmy
headquarters, where he conferred with
Major W. A. Holbrook on tho strike sit
uation. The first troop train, carrying about 250
men, nrrlved shortly before 10 o'clock.
The second train was close behind. The
Ele ,th brought its horses and equip
ment and was ready to go Into active
The new commander of the federal
forces in the state said he would not de
cide upon a definite plan or action until
he had been fully Informed as to the sit
uation. "I nm new here, and have come from a
distant part of the country," he said.
"Until Major Holbrook haa put me fully
In possession of the facts as to the situa
tion, I can make no announcement of
policy. Particularly, I can say nothing
whatever regarding the matter of dis
armament." Colonel Lockett said he was taking up
the matter of distributing his forces
throughout the strike district. His own
headquarters, he thought, would be at
Trinidad. The colonel had arranged to
grant Interviews during the day to strike
leaders and other parties to the labor
House Declares for
WASHINGTON. May o.-The admlnls
tratlon's two battleships .program .for
next year In the naval appropriation
bill was sustained in tho house today
when the one battleship proposal waa
voted down, 91 to 118, and a motion to
strike out the two battleship provision
was rejected by a vote of 41 to 152.
During the debate Representative Mad
den of Illinois said that "it there should
be war between this country and Mexico
every citizen of the United States will
stand by President Wilson."
Representative Wlthcrspoon of Missis
sippi characterized the expendituie of
7,800,000 for two battleships as "damn
able graft." Representative Hbbson of
Alabama favored an amendment for con
struction of a super dreadnaught.
BATAVIA. Java, May S.-Madam Lil
lian Nordlca. the operatic singer, who
has been sriously 111 here for some
weeks, showed slight Improvement to
day. Madame Nordlca was shipwrecked near
Thursday Island last December and her
experience resulted In nervous 'prostra
tion which developed Into pneumonia.
Early In April she went to Jiatavla and
recent reports have described her condi
tion as very grave.
Colonel Maher Gets His Typewriter Battery in Action
Drawn lor Tho liee liy l'owcn.
LA FOLLETTE CHARGES PLOT
Alleges Conspiracy to Intimidate
Interstate Commerce Body.
SPEAKS AGAINST RATE INCREASE
Drclnrra It Wonhl I,n- on Connnm
crs of the Country Aftctreicnte
of Hundred Million
WASHINGTON May' 5.t3enator iJa.
Fnllollo told tho senate today he. would
lay before It "an organized conspiracy to
control, to compel and to Intimidate tho
Interstate Commerce commission" In the
increased freight rate case that had been
pending for several months.
In urging the passage of his bill to
make It unlawful for Riiy icrson to at
tempt to influence the commission In
reaching any decision, Senator I.a Kol-
Jette declared the proposed 5 per cent In
crease, iih asked by tho railroads, would
"lay on the consumers of the country nn
aggregate of $100,000,000."
Senator La Follctto declared "an at
tempt has been made to subject tho com
mission to every form of influence and
pressure which human Ingenuity could
devise In order to force from It a de
cision favorable to the railroads,"
Ho further assorted a Pennsylvania
mllroad publicity bureau nt Philadelphia
issued scores of "anonymous bulletins
and circulars presenting exparto state
ments of the railroads and their officials"
nnd said that through thin means news
papers were filled with "pro-railroad ma
terlol." Ho said thousands of letters had been
addressed to the commission, members
of congress, cabinet officials and the
president urging the rate Increase.
"Many of the letters from the general
publlo show they have been deceived by
this publicity campaign," he said.
Washington papers friendly to the ad
ministration, Senator la Follette said,
havo for months published that the pres
ident Is known to favor the rate increase.
"It la unbelievable," ho declared, "that
President Wilson could ever have enter
tained such a monstrous thought. He or
any man ot Integrity of character would
Just an soon have attempted to resign
as Influence tho supreme court. Hut
since the press has persisted in these
gross misrepresentations, one Is con
strained to feel that ho should have let
it be known that ho resented the Imputa
tion. He has again and again corrected
I misrepresentations as to his action in
matters of incomparably, less elg
Ohio Man Held for
Ransom by Feds
STKUBBNV1LLK. O., May 5. Word
reached here today that LeTtoy Ault, 35
years old, of this city, Is being held for
a ransom by a band of Mexican federals
near Vera Cruz.
His wife, a former Hteubenvlllo girl, Is
now in this city and is in a state bor
dering on collapse, fearing her husband
may be killed befuro he Is released. The
prisoner's father, A. J. Ault, is here,
striving to secure aid from the Btato de
partment In behalf of his son. Benator
Oliver of Pennsylvania has been Inter
ested and Is Investigating.
Ault waa manager of a rubber planta
tion about ten miles Inland from Vera
Cruz, which is owned by Steubenvllle
capitalists. When last seen, April SO, ho
was In company of Frank Hill of
FORMER JUDGE DILLON OF
IOWA DIESJN NEW YORK
NEW YORK, May S.-John Forrest
Dillon, former judge of the supreme
court of Iowa and more recently general
counsel for the Missouri Pacific railway
and the Western I'nlon Telegraph com
pany, died at his home today after
protracted Illness. Ho was S3 years old.
WASHINGTON, May 5,-Instructlons to
mllltla organizations throughout the country-
covering a possible mobilization of
tho National Guard were mailed to all
militia officers by tho War department
today. Tho Instructions cover particularly
tho financial operations incident to mo
bilization -and the methods of securing
railroad transportation. Under the regu
lations ithe locnl United States disbursing
officers throughout the country would lie
supplied with funds to move the mllltla
by the various, department quartermas
ters. THIRTEEN SURVIVORS SAYED
Franconia Picks Up Men from Co
lumbian, Which Caught Fire.
CHIEF STEWARD LOSES HIS LIFE
Another Hon frith First nnd Second
Office nnd Seventeen Mm Is
Rrporleil t lie Still
ON BOARD STH3AMKR RANCONIA,
(Via Hablo Island,. N. 8.). May S. Tho
thirteen survivors of the British steamer
Columbian, bound from Antwerp for Now
York, which caught fire at sea Sunday
night, wero picked up today by the Cu
nurd liner Franconia, bound from Liver
pool for Boston. In the boat with tho,
survivors whs the body o. the chief
Another boat containing the chief and
second officer nnd seventeen men wo
still adrift The Franconia cruised In
Tlinae Aboard Ilout.
Those aboard the Franconia are; James
Drohan, wireless operator; Anton ISlas,
carpenter: Ivor Iverson, boatswain mate,
Unugso Prinze, Jens Jensen, Abelnlck,
quartermaster; Gustav Schrlborm, don-
kcyman; Thomas Connor, Jurl Ii and
Arthur Drantlk, ablo seamen; Anthony
Cordoncs and Rennett Rother, firemen,
and Frank Wcdoklnd, mess room steward,
Wni f.'nrjto Vessel.
NKW YORK, May 6. The steamer Co
lumbian, which tho Cunard liner Fran
conia tonight reported burned at sea,
sailed from I.ondon April 16 for Antwerp
and thenco on April 23 for New York.
Tho Columbian was a cargo vessel and
Is not believed to have had any passen
gers on board. It wan 413 feet long,
forty-five feet beam and thirty-one feet
depth. It was built at Belfast In 1&0
and was owned by F. Leland and com
pany, Limited, of Liverpool.
Slessaire from Frnnconla.
The Cunard line late today received a
wireless meesago from the Franconia
"Rescued thirteen survivors nnd Chief
Steward Matthews, who Is dead, of the
steamer Columbian from Antwerp. Crow
suffering from exhaustion, said to havo
been In boat forty hours. Columbian
caught fire Sunday night and almost Ini
mediately a. series of explosions occurred
Tho wireless appurtus was destroyed.
"One other boat containing the ohlof
officer and second officer and seventeen
men Is adrift. The Franconia Is making
diligent search for It."
TWO MEN ARE INJURED
WHEN AUTO ROLLS OVER
FORT DODGK. la., May J. (Special
Telegram.) Walter Weedman of Wool
stock Is nearly dead and Roy Hockman
of Wollstock has his left shoulder badly
sprained as a result of an auto accident
last night north of this city. The car in
which they were riding very fast upset
and rolled over three times, Wecdrr.an
has internal Injuries.
( (If Alt THK '"
DURYEA SLAINBY HIS SON
Aged New York Millionaire is Shot
PARRICIDE PROBABLY INSANE
rrrrnnts Snj- Yonnster Sinn llnd Been
ActlFur Qneerly for Berernl
Days Used Rifle nnd An- '
Nfrw YORK, May 6.-hiter Durye.
Who earjy today .shot and killed Ills
father,, k millionaire starch manufac
turer , and veteran ' of the civil war be-
cuuo vlolont after being placed In a
cell and gave every evidence of insanity.
He declared he shot his father when
ho received a "spiritual mcssago from
George Washington," and that ho had
Intended to take his own life.
"1 was tho best friend my father had
and ho was my best friend," 'said Duryca.
"I love, him dearly. If ho wore here now
he could explnln the whole matter. 1
really don't know why I shot him."
While talking the prisoner dug his
tlrger nails into his hands until tlioy
bled, A policeman was stationed outside
tho door to prevent him from Injuring
The murder occurred on tho porch at
tho rear of the Duryea home, where father
and son wero In the habit ot sleeping.
About 1 o'clock this morning Chester,
who Is ii years old, slipped from his cot
Into tho house, where he kept a number
of rifles, revolvers nnd shotguns for hunt
ing purposes. Ho selected an nutomntlo
pistol and a magazine rifle, both of whloh
he loaded, anil returned to the open-air
porch. Standing within a few feet of his
sleeping father, ho first fired the rifle, and
then emptied the revolver.
Chester Duryea would give no reason
for killing his. father when taken Into
custody. For the last few days, servants
told the police, he hss" been acting
strangely nnd thoy feared a return of a
previous breakdown. In 1W9. when lie
showed signs of mental trouble, his father
sought to have him removed to Hellevue
hospital for observation, but as he was
not violent, this request was refused.
At the outbreak of the civil war Hiram
Duryea organized the jpuryea louavea
and became Its colonel. He served
throughout the war, retiring at Its close
with the rank of brigadier general.
General Duryea s father was tho founder
of the National ritarch company and the
general succeeded to the presidency of
tne company. Tho general retired from
active business life some time ago.
Eight Persons Are
Killed by Explosion
in Panama Zone
i-amama, May s.-An explosion this
morning at the government of Panama
dynamite magazine resulted in the kill
tng or eight persons. Nineteen others
wrre seriously Injured. The property was
dcrtroyed. The explosion was caused by
a brush fire which made Its way to tho
Interior of the building. Six of the dead
and most of the wounded are firemen. A
man and a woman who were watching
the blaze from a distance were torn to
pieces. Tho concussion of tho explosion
WEDDING TO BE JUNE 11
RICHMOND, Va May C.-The. mar
riage of Miss Belle Wlllard to Kermlt
Roosevelt will take place In Madrid June
11, according to a definite announcement
contained In a cablegram frpm Ambassa
dor Wlllard to friends here!
Omnlin Couple to Slurry.
CHICAGO, May S.-(Speclal Telegram.)
Harry R- Trumble and Mrs. Belle On-,
both of Omaha, were licensed to marry
PLEA OF MAAS TO
JOIN AGAINST U.S.
SPURNED BY VILLA
Rebel Chief Absolutely Refuses to
Ally Himself or Men with the
INTERVENTION WAS PROVOKED
Huerta Seeking Foreign Trouble to
Unite His Countrymen-
ACTION IS FULLY UNDERSTOOD
Constitutionalist Leader Adopts a
Lofty Tone in Answer.
OWES POSTERITY EXPLANATION
Government General Had Part in the
'GRINGOS" BITTERLY ASSAILED
Defender of Vern Oui Asserts North
Amcrlrnna Utility ot llypnerltl
cnl nnd Undignified,
WASHINGTON, Slay 8.-Constltutlon-allst
representatives here were advised
late today of the arrival of their artlllery
at Tamplco. This has been awaited' be
fore beginning a general attack on the
federal garrleon there.
TORREON. Mexi. May i. Via El Taso,
Tex., Muy 5. Tho answer of General
Francisco Villa to" a request from Federal
General Maas in command at Caltlllo
thnt Villa Join the federals In avenging
tho American occupation of Vera Cruz,
was delivered to the federal messengers
Gonerat Villa refused absolutely to ally
himself or his men with .tho federals and
declared that tho Huertlatas hid pro
voked foreign Intervention for their own
General Maaa' letier to Villa, announced
that in nddltlon to occupying Vera Crux
the port of S'allna. Cruz had been seized
by the United States forces April 23.
Letter of Mnna.
Tljo, letter follows:
To General Francisco Vll; I have re
ceived' Instructions to notify the revMu-'
tlonafy ch,lf that American IntervenUon
In Moxlcp Is nn .acunpllhed fact. The
United States of'the north have commit
teil a grave offense against Mexico, by
disembarking troops n Vers. Crux April
21 and b)' the. taking similar action dt
Valine. Cruz two days later. This act
albne constitutes the Initiative of wr
and this Is tho supreme moment to caU
on the patriotism of nil Mexicans Ut
present a united front and forget our dit
ferences In tho hitense love of a countr
of which we are poseessed. We can con
sider the enemy only as a foreigner, who
In the most unjust and Ignoble manner
has stepped iiKn the hbly soil ot our
Purpose of 'Conduct."
'It Is well known that tho North Amer
icans, following the hypocritical and un
dignified conduct which they have used
In all cases of Intervention,, have de
clared that they will not fight against
the revolutionists, but only against tho
government, but It Is clearly to be seen
Hint this conduct Is for no other purpose
than to keep us divided nnd make caelt
their conquests. As Mexican patriots we
should not permit foreign nations to mix
In our Internal affairs. ,
"We, therefore, call upon our brothers
to rally to the common cause for the
defense of the national Integrity, You
coiild not more nobly y(eld your present
position than for tho' purpose of rallying
to the causn ot the whole of Mexico that
we may all march together against the
Invading Yankees. I have sucn faith in
your patriotism that 1 do not doubt that
the forces of your command will rally
to fight tho invasion of the Americans.
1 reiterate to you assurances ot my dis
. "J MAAB,
"General-ln-chlef of the Division of the
Rravo, Saltlllo, April 18."
General Villa's answer follows:
"In answer to your letter of April ZS,
In which, In accordance with your Instruc
tions, you Invite me to march wth you
against the foreign Invaders of our coun
try"! I would say that I understand your
actions fully and also the present diaboli
cal machinations. I know that as An
ncrompllcs you took part In the Infidelity
nnd trenson of February, 1913 (Madero's
death). This Is perfectly well under
stood and you should know that we can
not pardon It and also know that It will
be the cause of your ruin,
"I, therefore, give you this answer only
because your official request and my an
swer are historical documents and I owe
to posterity an explanation of my con
duct. "I know that the Clenttficos, by various
processes, have up to (his time sought to
bring about North Amx.can Intervention
in Mexico. It Is known without doubt
that the coming of the Americans was
desired and provoked by you. The man-
(Continued on Page Two.)
The National Capital
Turdn-, Mny 3 1014.
Met at noon.
Senator Stone Bpeaka In favor of toll
Resolutions asking President Wilson for
verification report that he favors Villa,
for president of Mexico submitted by Sen
ator Uppltt of Rhode Island.
Met nt noon. 1
Judiciary committee reports without
recommendation prohibition and woman
suffrage constitutional amendments reso
lution, Interstate commerce committee eon
elders bill to provide federal control of
Debated naval appropriation but
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