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OMAHA, SATURDAY MOIININO, MARCH 13, 391l-BX)UirrEEN PAGES.
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TO OMAHA'S DOOR
reoiation Arrangti for Wonderful
, Seriei of Concert to Be Given
at Auditorium During the
- Coming Winter.
fcTARS OP THE MUSICAL WORLD
Contract for Concert by Melba, Far
rar, Kreisler, Paderewski and
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
GREAT MUSIC FOR THE PUBLIC
Omaha people are to be invited to
ttend a feast of music during next
fall and winter such as was never
spread In this country at popular
prices. The Associated Retailers of
fOmsha have Just- concluded an ar-
Ifrausement that will bring here the
tretest stars in the musical firma
Jmernt and present them at popular
tortcea at the Auditorium in a series
fcf concerts, running from October on
This enterprise was too great' for
!tha batting of a single firm or indl
Ifvtdual, and the association took it on.
Entering a contract with C. A. Ellis
jtof Boston, pleading a guarantee of
S 30.000 for the appearance of the
rtlsts he represents.
I SclsreTale 0f Concert.
1f schedule for the concerts is:
Boetan Symphony orchestra, the most
famous of its kind In America, on Oe
Idbnr 7. The Boston Symphony orchestra
lhas Bnr played west of Chicago, and
tt coining to Omaha ts a distinct triumph
Cor this town.
; Oeraidlne Farrar, leading soprano of
9 he Metropolitan opera, most noted
aunona American singers,, is to be heard
n November 23.
Nellie Melba, Australia's wonderful
eantatrloe, hailed around the world as
the leader of an soprano singers, on De
Frits Kretsler, the Austrian violinist,
to whom baa been ascribed by critics the
foremost place among violinists, not only
f today, bat of all time, on February IS.
Jan Ignane Paderewskt, pianist, whose
plaos at i, Si top is sure and fixed, will
tie presented In March ori a date yet to
This win giva one concert by a fore
most mu stolen during each of the winter
months, except January, and as the ad
tniaslon price will be fixed very low, It is
expected that the Auditorium will not be
any too big to hold the crowds. It Is an
'mterprlee worthy the progressive spirit
of the men who have undertaken it.
Messrs. George Brandels, Louis C.
IV ash and C. C Belden are the com
ynlttee of the retailers having the ar
rangements m charge. From thera will
roroa later the detailed announcement as
to sale of seats and other matter con
nected with the concerts In which' the
Jpublto win be concerned.
And surplus receipts over and above
the expense of the entertainment will be
e voted to charity.
Confesses Murder of
v Lithuanian Priest
rfiBCtNGPrCW, DeU. March 13. Bar-
Monrrld today confessed to the mur
of Joseph Zebria, priest of the
oh arch at New Britain, Conn.,
Ms housekeeper, February 8. accord
to Cfatef of Police Block and New
detectives. The prisoner Is In Jhe
V WUV MM I V.WO mUflHT TO. a PO-
Montvld aald, according to the potloe.
Ae be 4M not actually kill the victims,
't ha waa present when the murder was
inannnltted. He said Peter Krakua waa
9th principal in the traedy. Montvid
aad that he arranged for the murder by
awtootrac the date and arranging for the
isneetiac of the men Implicated and when
they met at the appointed place. aU went
together to the house, and be alleges he
mem the people murdered.
The prisoner did not tell how It was
ntnally done, but he made a complete
xmfesslon, which was written . out and
feigned, according to the police.
Forecast till T p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
r-Falr; no important change in tempera
Tees perat area at Omaha Yesterday.
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9 a. m ji
10 a. m K. ....... 31
11 a. m 33
12 in :
1 p. m Srt
8 p. m ....37
J P. in 37
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Comparative Loral Itrcord.
... . i 1!1B Ml 4. 1913. 1SII.
I-Ughest yesterduy :n 5 ,:(
J O went yesteHay 2 X & x
Mean temperature .... ii 42 ai
Precip(taUon 00 .u .53 M
Temperature ami precipitation depar
ture from the normal:
Normal temperature .. 34
JVflolency for the day j
Total deficiency aiiu-e March 1 6
Wormal precipitation 04 inch
Ieflcl-ncy for the day 04 hich
Total rainfall since Murchi.... 1.57 liKhce
Kxce aim'e March 1 1.10 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1K14. .47 inch
lxftiienj y for cor. cnul, 1'JlS. .4! inch
Reaxirta free Station at 7 P. if.
Station and Htat Tempt High- Raln-
cf Weathor. 7 p. m. ext tall
IT'heyenne, char ;ts 44 ,y
iDavenport, clear 4) 4 .ijc
lenver, clar m to ,'VH)
1M Mntnfa I'l.ar Oi.
ltotlse t'lty, part rluudy..it 5,1 ,,
North Platte, cloudy in 3t .Op
Omaha, cloudy x 37 .irl
Kapld City, part cloudy M 44
ttheritlan, cloudy 40 44 11O
KinK City, cloudy :x ,14 ,,,,
i Alt nllne. clar 32 ; . a
U A. WKLS1I. Ix)cal Korccatter.
TRYING TO BRING DOWN A BIRDMAN Dismounted
German troopers shooting: at Russian aeroplane flying over
V - e'A
r r - JI 1 1 1
i c: . 4 - i i . h ?' , .'i. (
Sends Special Message to Legisla
ture Advocating Action
Toward This End.
FOOT AND MOUTH APPROPRIATE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 12. Special.)
Governor Morehead this morning
sent to the bonse a special message
In which he advocates legislation
tending to the building of roads and
the use of convict labor for the
BameTtHe also cover the proposition
of the foot and mouth disease. The
message was as follows;
"There baa been enough money
spent In temporarily Improving Ne
braska's roads to build hundreds of
miles of permanent paved roads. No
city or town haa ever done paving
without doing it over he protest' of
many of the property owners,' and
yet after the work is done, none of
the citizens who are benefited
thereby, would go back to the old
method' of temporary Improvements.
The same condition would exist If
permanent road work) would be taken
up by the district, county or state.
"If the several counties of ottr state,
could succeed In getting a few miles of
pared road. It would appeal to the people
so strongly that they would at once see
the advisability of spending their money
in permanent improvements.
"I am still strong in the belief that men
serving a jail sentence should be used in
our public highways, as well aa the men
In the penitentiary. We have a law now
that permit tlie use of these men at a
very low cost,' and as X have often stated,
it would be better for the men to be used
in this kind of work, and it would be of
great benefit to the state. -1
LIVes District Plan.
"I believe that the law for good roads
should be framed along the same plan
ss paving dietrlct are organised in cities.
so that property owners who ere desirous
of building good roads could form pav
ing districts. After a few districts are
formed and some permanent roads built.
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
To Pass with the
v Emergency Clause
LINCOLN, March 12.-(Speclal.-lt Is 1
evident that unless something new ti asa j
v. mr vmuou. n i,l- u. ,,, ,m r j
uuiirom iuv w ' J " mt viii-r-,
gency clause. Members of. the Douglas
delegation assert that already enough
aoKurances have been received of sup
port to carry IL
The general feeling Is that as the bill
will pass anyway that it should pass
mith the emergency clause so that the
people of the annexed distrh t may take
part in-the election of city commissioners
at the spring election
However, Representative Barrett. . who
has been leading the fight against the bill ,
on the floor, said he would fight the bill
to iVin ,nl anil a i r4 ha had fun VAts. '
Sinking of 126
Ships of Enemy
AMSTERDAM, Holland. March 12.
(Via London.) The Mlttag Keltung of
Berlin has published a list of merchant
men said to have been destroyed by the
Uermaa navy since the beginning of the
war. According to it German vessel
have sunk 111 steamers with a total ton
nage of K).000; four auxiliary cru'ser.
with a total tonnage of t,M; one Bailing
vessel, one schooner, eight mine sweepers
and one tioop tianaport.
THAW'S CASE NOW
IN JURTS HANDS
Tw,elve Men Go to Dinner Hour
After Getting Case and No Ver
dict in Sight Yet
PRIVATE ANIMUS, SAYS LAWYER j
LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 12.
Two thousand Mexicans stormed the
national palace at Mexico City yes
terday in an effort to release 2 60
Catholic priests imprisoned there, ac
cording to advices received here to
day. A ' riot followed. Octavo Ber
trand, chief of police of the capital,
was stabbed; two Mexican assassins
who attacked him were killed and a
large number of parsons Injured.
Cornea from Vera Cms.
A meaaage conveying Inform atloa
of the riot was received here from
Carranza's representative. At Villa
headquarters it was Bald a similar
report had coma from Galveston.
The outbreak, It was stated, had Its
beginning in a demonstration in front of i
Corpus Chrtett church on the Alameda of
Mexico Olty, just across a park from
the national palace. Orators on the
steps were urging a throng of excited
people to rush the national palace when
the police chief with a platoon of officers
Cry "Viva H aerial"
Shouts of "Viva Huerta" greeted tbe
officers and knives flashed. - A. moment
later Bertrand fell with a wound above
his hip. He drew a revolver and killed
the man who stabbed him. Then another
dirk flashed and the blade sank Into the
prostrate chief's body from the other. A
shot fired by a policeman killed the sec
The mob then rushed toward ' the na
tional palace, where the priests, who
had been eon fined by Obregon, the Car
ranxa commander, until they consented
to pay a ransom of KjOO.000 gold, were
held prisoners. A battle lasting twenty
minutes ensued and the mob scattered.
Whether the mob waa beaten back by I
police or by Zapata soldiers was not dls- end the Cambria Steel company, it be
ctosed In the messages. f,me know here i..f ih m
Japanese and His
German Bride 'Are
NEW YORK, March 12. Tail Taauso,
a Japanese and his German bride, who
w.ta Kate Kluser. both nf wtinm hsa I
paiacd a seven months' honeymoon in
the Jail at gaarbruaken, arrived . here
yesterday from Italy on board the steam
AnPn,.. Ther ,alJ th.t orman of.
frtai, who Earned that tlfey had been
mal r,e(i soon after Japan entered the
ar, refused to sanction the marrlaa-p.
but that the
American consul obtained j
their release from jail as Yaxuzo had
lived seventeen years in the United had been successful in every way and
States. Another marriage ceremony waa jthat their patient was In a very favof
perfornied on their arrival here. jable condition. Mrs. McAdoo, President
! wliBon' youngest daughter, accompanied
CAPTAIN HENRY KING i" husband to the nosHtal and waited
IS SLIGHTLY IMPROVED
ST. !OriK. Mo., March The oondl-
I tion of Captain Henry King, former man
,g!n(? Hmor of the g, IjOUt, Glo,;nenio. I
crstt, who has been critically ill for sev- '
.. . I
..,erBl aayBi wai siigniiy improved this sf-
From the Front
Full Page in
UPOK LA BASSEE
Adrtnoe of Allies Toward Strong
German Position Beliered to
Be Beginning of Spring
GREAT BATTLE IN THE EAST
Germans Attempting Another Flank
ing Movement with View of Re
suming Advance Along Niemen.
LINE IS EIGHTY MILES LONG
The Day's War News
Cr.ItH l drive at Praaaays In
northern Poland haa carried tbe
advancing army vvllhln two and
one-half mile of the elty, the Ber
lin u . Atrtoo nnnonneed today.
Itnsslan reporta of recent victories !
are denied and various (icranan
snccrsar arc reronnted.
CONST TIXOPI.I0 advices, by way
r tlerllH nee to the effect that the
hninnardment of the Dardanelles
Is bring hindered hy storms and
fox and that the attacklngt fleet
has accomplished nathlnsr snore.
PKTRtM.K 4 It reports a new move
mcnt of the Uerniaa forcea la Po
land. Following the heavy con
centration nf lieranaa troops for
the renewed attack on Pmasnrss
nrnr the Prussian border, rein
forcements have been bronght ap
la the Plllca river region, aoata
west . nf Poland. The Rnsslaa
statement mentions a bombard
meat of tlssowets by Oerraen avia
tors, bnt Is silent as to the course
BRITISH ATTACK In Beldam haa
hroagbt n two rlg-oroae connter
moTcmenta hy the tlermana, bat It
Is aald la London that the ajronnd
aralaed haa been held., la Cham
aarne farther BiroaTcas for the
Preach la claimed, althongh the
tiermaa war office announced two
days ago that thle battle had been
Bl LtiAHU, whose attltade haa bee
a aonree o concern to Greeee, Is
sending heavy artillery to a point
close to the Greek frontier.
BOMBAHDMENT ef " the fortifica
tions of the Dardanelles la pae-
reedlnn-, bat there are few aefl
alte Indications as to what la be
LONDON, March 12. The sweep
lng advance of British and Indian
troops around Nuev Chapelle In the
direction of the strong German po
sition atx Basaee is regarded by
softie : English newspapers today as
the .commencement of active opera
tions on the left, wing of the allied
front In the western theater of the
War "n1 MkeIJr to be followed by
another Important offensive thrust
preliminary to a general advance In
It is believed that the Germans
will prompt seek to retaliate. If
they do this it wtll compel them to
keep their western forces intact, If
not to reinforce them to meet the
fresh forces which Great Britain Is
(Continued on Page Five, Column Five.)
Eussia Orders ;
Tons of Light Rails
PlTT8BirRGH, March la-The Russian
government has ordered 40,009 tons of
steel rails of light weight from American
rail- mills, a nnrttnn - m,ih 1...
placed with the Carnenin flo mr
. - Haass airaj VlUQr gal
one of the largest "light" rail order
placed in several years. The Russian and
I Kronen governments have also placed ad
aption orders for barbed wire with com
panies in the Pittsburgh dlatrloL The
last order ca41s for approximately 1E.O0O
tons and is vslued at more tifan $600,000.
is Operated Upon
WASHINGTON, March 14-eecretary
M'-Adoo wss operated on for appendicitis
today at a hospital here. The physicians
issued a bulletin savin fh. miti i 1 1 isi
.In the anteroom until the operation
k i lJ 1 " V i
Wf m? m inaTTsaZmiTai ... i 1
All roada lcd to Omaha,
whence the traveler can
go by direct route to any
other point. Omaha if the
hub of a network of ten
trunk-line railroads. Every
day 171 passenger trains go
in and out of this city. Un
excelled railway conven
ience ia at the command of
those who atop here.
I W JI
Murdered American Had Killed
Two of Mexican Cattle Thieves
DENVER. Colo.. March X C. D. Wood,
a Denver real estate dealer end a brother-in-law
of John B. McManun, received
a roesaagw from the mate department at
Washington today Informing him of the
killlnc of McMami by .apaia In Mex
ico City. The State department telegram
Included a mrmivge from Mrs. McManun,
dated yesterday, and transmitted by the
Brailllan minister. It said:
"Johnny killed this morning. Attack
en house. Rest of us all well. Were not
there at time. v RI7TH."
Mr. McManus was Mian Ruth Wood
of Denver. She married McMnnus
twenty-five year a so.
Wood said hi brother-in-law had been
a reeldent of Mexico City since shortly
after his marriage, and that he waa the
father of four children. "Rcfore he went
to Mexico he was widely known among
j PUNISH ASSASSINS,
THE U. S. DEMANDS
Washington Calls Upon General
Salazar to Bring Slayers of
American to Justice.
RIOTERS LOOT BRITISH HOUSE
WASHINGTON, March 12. Offi
cial dispatches received in diplomatic
quarters from other legations in Mex
ico City said one British house was
looted and 100 persons were injured
in the disorder which prevailed be
tween the evacuation of Obregon and
the entry of the Zapata troops.
After a conference between Pres
ident Wilson and the cabinet, a
formal demand was sent to General
Salacar, insisting that the .spat 1st a
guilty of the murder of McManus be
punished, and that adequate repara
tion be made to the family of the
The demand waa transmitted In a tele
gram sent by Secretary Bryan to the
Brazilian minister In Mexico City. The
State department approved the Informal
action of the Brasllian minister In ask
ing for the punishment of the troopers
and Instructed him to Insist that it b
carried into effect
Complications Not Likely.
High officials did not expect the affair
would develop further complications, of
aa international character, They were
inclined to view the killing of one Ameri
can in what might have been' a personal
controversy In which motives of revenge
were Involved, did not neoessartly mean
that all Americans or . other foreigners
would be generally endangered.
General Villa's , post nearest Mexico
.Ity when the Zapata troops entered yes
terday, aonordlng to State department
advices, was .Tula, about fifty miles
north, one day's march. It la believed
here, although no advices have been re
ceived to that effect, that Villa forces
are today arriving In the capital.
The last dispatch from the Brasllian
minister, under date of 4 p. m. yesterday,
said tbe Zapata troops entered In a body
at a. m. in perfect order and were re
ceived with enthusiasm by the popula
tion of all classes.
Immediately General Salasar. the post
commander, expressed his appreciation to
the diplomatic corps for their efforts to
save the city from famine, and promised
not only protection to the lives and prop
erty of foreigners, but to provide trans
portation facilities to bring food toito the
The International Relief committee, to
which General Obregon refused transpor
tation facilities, and Oaneral Salaiar ar
ranged to have one of his representatives
co-operate with, it was believed will
solve the food problem.
Murderers Probably Advance Unard.
The Brasllian minister telegraphed that
at the time of the ftUng of his dispatch.
the city was quiet and good order was
being maintained. Only three cases of
looting had been reported to him. that
of a British, a French and a German
subject, detail of which were given to
htm by the derma n -and French minis
ters and the British charge d'affalra.
Comparison of the time of entry of the
Zapata troops, ss given n the Brazil
ian minister s latent dispatch, and ths
tlma of the killing of McManus, seemed
to establish that the American had been
shot before the main body of Zspata
troops entered. It was supposed that the
Zapata troops, who attacked McManus'
house, were an advance party, and prob
ably detached from their commander.
The Brasllian minister reported that Gen
eral Obregon, the retiring Carranaa com
mander, evidently Impressed with th
tenor of the American not, made arrange
ments for preservation of order when he
PRICE Of TIN PLATE'
UP FIFTY CENTS A TON
PITTSBURGH, MarsH 12. -The mde
denpdent tin plate manufacturer in the
(Pittsburgh district yesterday, announced
an advance in the price of tin plate
equal to tS a ton. The announcement fol
lowed that recently made by the Amer
ican Sheet and Tin Plate company of the
same increase In price, which brings the
market up to t3.Se per base box. The ad
vance Is effective at once. Tin plate mills
;ln the district. It Is estimated, are oper
j ating at fully W per rent of their capao-
Tomorrow the Best
The Sunday Bee
Denver mining men," he said. "He owned
a large dairy and other large property
Interest in Mexico City. Not long ago
there was a raid on his dairy and the
Mexican stole several of his rows. He
shot two of the Mexicans In the raid and
when they came asm in yesterday they
eame for the purpose of killing him m
A recent letter to Wood from Mrs. Mo
"The raids are so frequent that we
cannot leave the children at our ranoh.
I have been unesay about John, for he
shot two Mexicans not long ago and
there I a bunch after him. The Mexi
cans w re membera of a big gang of
robbers who were here to loot the plane.
I think some of the accomodating friends
of these two slain robbers are waiting to
stick a knife Into John."
MOB TRIES TO FREE
Two Thousand Storm National Pal
ace in Effort to Rescue Im
prisoned Men of the Cloth.
CHIEF OF POLICE IS STABBED
NEW TORK, March 12. The
Thaw case went to the Jury at 5:19
p. in. today. The Jury went to din
ned at 6: SO p. m. The Indications
then were that no report from the
Jury could be expected before late
NEW YORK. March . 12. In hia
cloning address to the jury, sitting
in the case of Harry Kendall Thaw
and four co-defendants, on trial for
conspiracy, John B. BtancMleld,
Thaw's chief counsel, nrged the Jnry
today to determine whether they be
lieved Thaw had recovered hia sanity,
and If they did to say so in their
Mr. Htanchfleld sketched the ease of
the defense and laid particular empheris
to the claim that Thaw planned his own
escape from the state hospital for ths
criminal insane at Matteawaa because he
believed that he was sane and that to
remain In the hospital would cans htm
to lose his mind.
Animas Aaalast Thaw.
Mr. Stanrbfleid assailed Franklin Ken
nedy, special deputy attorney general la
charge of the prosecution, saying that his
sole occupation for five years had been
the case of Thaw. He continued:.
' '.'Home private vengesnoe Is responsible
for the-state of New York spending thou
sands upon thousands of dollars, prob
ably IM.000, to try Thaw upon a puny
little charge like this. .
"I am something ef a crosxem'ier,
snd would give' anything to ' cross-examine'
Mr. Kennedy." "
Til to on the stand," said Mr. Ken
nedy. "If you ever do and I get at you, ycu
will remember what happened," replied
Asks If Not Pnnlshed tCaoaab-
Mr. Stanchfleld ssketl the jury to deter
mine whether they did not believe that
Thaw had been punished enough. hTere
was a provision of law, he said, provid
ing .that the Jury could bring in a verdict
saying whether Thaw was sane or not.
Thsw resumed the stand for cross-ex-eminatlon
when the trial opened today.
He said he did not remember who first
advised him he could leave . Matteawan
because he wss sane. As to who advised
him that he would be breaking no law he
believed Justice Morschsuser of West
Chester, county hsd so advised his coua
Paylea: of Bntler.
"Where did you pay Butler for hi
'In Manchester, N. II., replied Thsw.
who added that the Itt.OiO was pail In
'You told your counsel yqu believed
you were sane. Ik you believe you ever
"That's a matter the district attorney
of this county and alienists have an
swered." "Do you believe you were sane when
you killed Stanford Whiter
Thaw's attorneys objected and were
sustained. Similar ruling applied to a
question as to Just when Thaw believed
he had recovered his reason.
On redirect examination Thaw aald
Roger Thompson first knew who he waa
after the flight in the automobiles had
After reaching Rochester, N. H.. Thaw
said he requested Thompson to accompany
mm 10 canaaa. ihompson wss arrested.
Thaw paid bis counsel fees and expenses,
ne sara. mw was then excused and the
defense announced that It rested Its case.
to Take Troops -from
NEW , TORK. March B. Paaasime.
and crew of the American ateamer ai.
mlrante, in from South Amerioan ports
by way of West Indies, told of ths pres
ence of a fleet of nine British transports
at Kingston, Jamaica, apparently lying
in readiness to convey troops to Europe.
iam uanarpona, 11 waa said, ware
anchored lust off tha Dort rnu. Sri.k
I men of war lay alongside. . Sag-hc , war-
ships were recognised by the AJmlraate's
passengers, and ths cruiser Sydney,
I which sank the German sea raider Emden
off Cocoa Island, November 10, Wit. The
; Sydney's presence In Atlantic waters had
laot been reoorded before. Noo of the
other warships waa reoofcnlaed.
Passengers of th AlonlranU Included
Captain Louis M. Fancheaoerro of the
Peruvian army, who Is earoute f r the
Peruvian legation at Washington, and
the Rev. Mr. Jarreft. for twenty-two
years a Preebytertan missionary to Col
ombia. Captain Paru hesoerro aald
Peruvian industries war paralysed by
the war and that ther was much suf
rer.jsi ia bis country.
TO DEATH IN HIS
John McManus, Formerly of Chi
capo, Killed by Zapata Troopers
Thursday as They Enter
the Capital City.
DIES UNDER STARS AND STRIFES
Door of Home Over Which Old Glory,
is Frying- is Broken Down by
SALAZAR PROMISES PUNISHMENT
WASHINGTON, March 13. John
! B. McManus, originally of Chicago,
a prominent American in Mexico
City, was killed yesterday when Za
pata forces entered the city. An
American flag wag flying over ht
house and the doors had been sealed
hy the Brasllian consul, according to
advices to the State department to
day from the Belgian minister in
Oeneral Salaxar, the post com
mander, promised the Brasllian min
ister he would tTunlsh those respon
sible for the murder, which la aald
to hare been one of revenge, because
it was charged that McManus killed
three Zapataistaa when they were in
the elty previously. , . .
Secretary Bryan took the dispatch an
tha killing- of McManus to the cabinet
meeting and they were laid before Preal
deat Wilson. Mr. Bryan said further re
ports on the punishment of those respon
sible ware being awaited. ' '
Oeneral Salaaar also told the Brasllian
minister, the State department advices
said, that he would see to making ar
rangements for transportation of food
supplies Into the city.
Aeeeanta af Killing: Differ.
Accounts of the killing of McManus
vary, noma persons said he fired ths
first shot at the Zapatistas as they were
trying to fores an entrance to his house.
Others said the Zapatistas began the
The American's hat was full of holes,
and that la said to indicate that the at
tack on him had been made from a short
distance. . After , he had been killed the
bouse was looted. The matter . was re
ported lo Oenerals . Barona , and , Guer
rero, who promised to make ' an Investi
gation. '" , ,
secretary Bryaa said that meanwhile
no representations would be made pend
ing receipt of further details from the
Brasllian minister. He said that a very
full Investigation would be mads. Thi
incident waa regarded very seriously at
the White House. .
Obregon Leaves the City.
Oeneral Obregon, the Csrranxa com
mander, evacuated Mexico City with his
troops Wednesday night and the Zapata
forcea entered yesterday, morning. " To
day's advices from the Brasllian minister
to the State department said good order
prevailed from the time Obregon left and
Zapata entered. The city ' council took
charge of affairs in the meantime.
MrMaaaa Leader In Colony,
CHICAGO. March 12. Roberl C. Mc
Manus, attorney for fiwlft A Co., wheu
told of the killing of John B. McManus
in Mexico City ssld:
'I bellevs John B. McManus never Uvea
in . Chicago.. .His brother. Thomas M
Manus, is a prominent lawyer, and I be-
ueve tney were associated in Mexico
City. I know little about thera."
Robert C. McManus is not related to
the McManus family of Mexico City.
John B. McManus was'one of the best
known, most respected and most respon
sible of rhe American colony in Mexico
City, according to a prominent Chicagoan
who has Urge Interests there.
Hs was financial agent for Bryant, Mc
Hhenny a Co.. a big firm whU-h manager,
a large group of mines iu the Omniiii.i.
district He had been in business In Mex
ico city for fifteen years snd was a leade,
In the affaire of the American colony.
DAUGHTER OF AMBASSADOR
PAGE ENGAGED TO WED
LONDON, March 11 Walter Hlnes
Page, the American ambassador, and
Mrs. Page, have announced the engage
ment of their daughter. Katehrina
Char lea Creel y Lorrng. on of the late
General Charlea Loring of Boaton.
sria J anas Ss
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