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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY. APRIL 17, 1915.
HOERTA FREE OF
Former Dictator Sweart Had Noth
ing to Do with Harder, but
Knowi Who is Responsible.
U. S. CIHETS ACTED TTKTAIEIY.
' NEW YORK, April 1 .Vehe
mently asserting that he had nothing
to do with the death of Francisco
Madero, General Vlctorlano Huerta,
Corner provisional . president of
Mexico, Issued a long signed state
ment tonight setting forth what lie
termed his aide of the Mexican ques
tion. General Huerta declared that
he knew who was responsible for
Madero's death, bnt that he was
keeping It as "a professional secret."
General Huerta's statement re
viewed the history of the Madero
revolution, his own accession to the
rovlslonal presidency and concluded
with the assertion that "my country
can not be conquered." Sixteen mil
Hons of men, women and children
would have to be killed before Mexico
would submit to an Invader, he as
Not Fair in Ml. -
The beads of the Washington admint
tt ration, he declared had not been fair
lo Mexico, had bweo misled ' by falsa
itatements and If the? had .been in
Mexico for thirty days "they would have
sharured their theoretical, ' erroneous
Ideaa" Had It not been for the embargo
on the exportation of 'arms .from this
country. General Huerta Indicated tbat
hla army would have prevailed over those
npDoaed to it. '
Tha former provisional ' president
reiterated the assertion which he mad
when ha left Mexico last year that -he
had resigned from hla position only be
cause he hoped to bring peace to his
' He pointed out that in the eight months
elapsed since that date tha situation In
Mexico had become "too sad for ma to
"Anarchy Is too soft a word to call
it." ha said.
Mexico would eventually be' paved, but
by a Mexican. Who that would be he
did not know.
General Huerta declined. In response to
questions,- to give any inhllng as to the
future movements. He denied the report
that he would go to San Antonio, Tex.,
or any other point near the border of
Mexico. Discussing tha death of Madero,
' Professional Secret.
"That Is a professional secret. Lawyers
have secrete, doctors have secrets X am
sgalnkt foreigners on Mexican sell during
the Ust four years and a half. English
men were oowsrdly assassinated, more
man to cnlnemen wore brutally slaugh
tered In Torreon. Qfrnun wnman vr4.
brutally violated In Covadonga, Spaniards
were Butchered In Atencingo and ether
places and forelrn end native ministers
of the church were ahsmeleesly mis
treated, but these erlmes were committed
oerore or after my time by rebels fat
territory that I did not control. These
ere results of the anarchls! rn,wi.
ef Mr. Madera and his followers.
I have always had and hiM iymvj
mY great admiration and rarn tnm n-
American people, I must say periodicals
" pudiio opinion la the tilted States
were for the last few years diverted from
w ngnc path on the Mexican question.
I have alwara trWwi k .
C. a. re. Ufa Misled.
"The heads of your administration were
not fair to Mexico, but I believe they were
misled by false statements. Besides,
there is a difference between theory and
facts, if your administrators- hiA been
only In Mexico for Otfrty days they would
have changed their theoretloal. erroneous
Ideas. But I would rather not dlseus
thie subject too deeply. It Is a discour
tesy, you Know, tor a foreigner tn criti
cise heads of a nation whose hospitality
"My Indian, honest bleed bolls when I
think of the unrertunate conditions exist
ing In my poor country, and when I think
that a good, clean press like the American
la led by false and artificial tricks to
defend a cause which U nothing more
than one of vandalism and anarchy,
"But never mind, I have bepes. My
Mexiob ts young. My Mexico has plenty
of life In It. My country cannot be con
quered. We have It, 000.000 of men.
women and. children and It would need
IS, 000.000 of Invaders, one Invader for
each man,, for each woman, for each
child, and when my 18,000,000 brothers and
Sisters are klUeft off. then a devastated
country would be the prise -for the eon
qaeror, to the shame ef civilisation and
to the shame of the conqueror.
Meateam'WIll Barn I.anA.
"Never mind, Mertee will be saved by
a Mexican by a strong Mexican; not by
a bandit; not by men that kill tor the
sake of money or of dastardly passion,
but by a Mexican who will act as a sur
geon, who will cure the sores, who will
amputate the dead parts of the national
body. And then Msxleo in a short time
will revive and will be the paradise on
earth It deserves to be.
"Where is the man? 'Who Is the man?
When will the man appear T I'd net
ONE OP THE POPULAR NUMBERS IN "SARI" "Pari.? Oh, My! Yes, Dear," one of the numerous sons hits la the
operatic of "Sari ti be presented at the Brandeis theater f cr for four days, beginning with Sunday, by Henry W. Sav.
age. Mixzl Majos has tha name part. '
J ..t ill':' '; I
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SMALLPOX AUOURT HOUSE
Fire Cases Are Discovered in Family
: of Janitor Retidi in
I BUILDING QUICKLY EVACUATED.
FOR SINKING ROSER
England Confesses Violation of Neu
trality by Blowing" Up Dresden
In Chilean Waters.
Kavra glam Hurler.
ri5id?!)tJ!5v,5, ftf Teeeka last week
signed 'Red- Nelson, a rtrht-handed
twirler who 'Played with Minneapolis Jest
TMSXD EAIDEB 'WOULD ESCAPE
aMSsBBBSS) S :
LONDON, April 16. Tha British,
fovernment offered "a full and
ample apolofr" to tha Chilean gov
ernnent for th sinking on March 14
In Chilean waters of, the German
cruiser Dresden, the Internment of
which had already been ordered by
the maritime' governor of Cumber
land bay when the British aquadron
attacked and sank it
, Tali fact was made poWio tonight
In a white paper, giving tha texts of
the Chilean note protesting aislnst
the sinking of the Dresden and the
BrlttBh government' reply,
the mill. : ' i'
. -. - - neqaiest Hetase4.
The nete delivered by the Chilean
minister to Great Britain says that the
Dresden anchored In Cumberland , bay
(Juan Fernandas Island), March t. and
asked permission te remain eight days
for the purpose ef repalrini Its rnsinos,
which were said to be out of order. The
sTovernor refused the request ss hs con
sidered It unfmmded and orttered the cap
tain to leave the bay within twenty-four
As the order was not compiled with the
captain of tbo Dresden wee Informed
that his ship was Interned. When the
British squadron appeared March 14. the
governor , waa preoeedlnc te the orulser
Glastow te Inform tha British offlcsra
of th steps be had taken, but lie had to
turn back, as the British ships opened
fire on the Dresden on which a flag of
truce already had been hoisted and called
on Its captalt. te surrender. The captain
then gave orders te blow up the megsslne
of the Dresden. .
"This act of hostility cemmHted in
Chilean territorial asters by a British
naval squadron," saya the ' Chilean
minister, "has painfully surprised my
Continuing, the minister says thst had
the officer In command of the British
squadron received the governor and been
Informed that the Dresden was intoned
he was oonvinoed "the British ceramaader
would not have opened fire on It and
brought about a situation which eon
strains the Chilean government In de
fense of Ha sorer! m rights, te formulate
a most energetlo protest."
After referring te the hospitality shewn
British ships in Chilean waters' and to
th long friendship between the two peo
ple, the mint st or says:
"Nothing could be a more painful sur
prise to us than to see eur extremely
cordial attitude repaid by an act whloh
bears, unfortunately, all the evidences
of contempt for our sovereign rights, al
though It ts probable that nothing was
further from the minds ef these by whom
It was unthinkingly committed."
Espreesea II arret.
The British government. In Its reply,
expresses rerret that a misunderstanding
rose and adds: "On th facts as stated
In the eommunlcatlon tt Ike Chilean
minister, the British government Is pre
pared te offer a full and r.mp apology
to the Chilean government,
"It Is, t however, pointed out that ac
cording to the British' Information ths
Dresden had not aeeepted intern meat
and still had Its colors flying and Its
The Brltlah reply continues;
"If this is so, and If there were no
means available for enforcing th deci
sion of the Chilean authorities te Intern
the Dresden. It might, obviously, hed net
the British ships taken action, have es
caped, again to attack 1 British com
It Is added:
"The captain ef the Glasgow probably
assumed, especially In view of the past
action ef the Dresdsn, tbat It was defying
the Chilean authorities for ahuslhf
Chileaa neutrality, end was only waiting
for a favorable opportunity to sally eut
and attack British commerce again.-
' "In view of the time it would take to
clesr up the circumstances and because
of the Chilean cemmenloatlen, the Brit
Ish arovernment dots not wish t qualify
the apology that It now presents te the
j Theia ass s rvuh t Wave (he eeurt
Imure In Council Hlufis yesterday en lh
prt ef all employee Ha' loft surplus
i wrr. i:rt"iTl'sa, rsnes 1 snfl othsr
srtlele net neewsry for hnmedlste usw.
In s few ail.vjt. nf;r ; "e moaning hei
His elfins were rlla-n'sfed. effres veeate.1
end the hul'dl'ig ss to'. In the nes'
half hMir huers of pPl came te th--
eeled iiors end stsre l t the plscsrd ;
ihst ron res them, -Closed for furrj
fc.atlrt'r.-a-.riillr'." ' ;
, W eapep'sy rlr It ss dtsenvsred IK
rour "member ef the fsmliy t Mie
t oeMe'rt, isnltt ef ths eulldinf nd res'f '",
ing (n the. bftserrent. wsra, l"l wtin smal -pos
snT tl-st another chlU hd reeo'-erSI
fMm iK Al,fae. The iur nwmbers '
the fsmlb-, Mrs. Scofleld and three ekU-
ts) late WednctMey n'gh.
TesteiMsy Anriter Hannan, eustodis
' ff. Siviaing. held a eonfertece wiiti
J'?4y T1 "r and Arthnr. "The sltus
tlou was isrefully constderel. end the
fa- r-rr.; that every reord In th-
iuildlna is doily vteitad and cleaned br
Janitor fvuoflnld and members ef the
family, and It was realised that there WS
a chspce of Infection la every office and
loom. It wss promptly deelded te vacate
the Whole building., floss . all. 'wlnlo
and dosrs and start up the tormsldehydt
generators and keep the fumigating pr
ees la operation all day.. Order were
given for everybody te get tuti All were
advised to leave extra coat sad wi ape..
Coert Iloe P'aiailarate4. , (
- An elr.rm of fire could not have cleared
the betiding more quickly. Some of the
elerka left la their ehfcrt sleeves. ' Yeuet
women employes left street wraps beef- .
In en th neeks, All thankful thst an
atmosphsrie temperature of nearly etgMy
degrees prevailed outride. Waif en anir
later Wait Hendrlx. quarantla officer f
the ctly s health depaHment, had fer
maUltthyde ca'ndlse burning In every reem
en every floor, tnemdm the Mvtrur rt
raents ef 4he Scofleld fsroll) The in
flow were enened late last nlrht and ttve
expectation la thst the regular reuttne
work of the county U be rseuraed tais
mbrnrnir. " .
The (lleeaae was of suck a light type
thst th first Boefietd ehlld fest
through all of ths stages Without attreet
Ing etteailon.. Tuesday afterneesi tw
mora of the children complained ef beleg
ill. and Wednesday Mrs. Rcotleld and the
third ehlld became slightly IU. Tb ip
dispeeiuea ( all sligbt.. mk Mr.
gcofleld concluded .to cell a physician.
The discovery of the nstu.e e U U
ss lmri)ellately followsd. ( ' J
a soldier why Uhould not a soldier have
secrets? It is not through friendship for
any one that I am withholding- th In
formation. It is a professional duty. The
time will soon come when my name will
. be vindicated and,' as General Liee said
of General Jackson, the world will say
of me that I stood like a etone wall, sub
mitting to the Ignormtny and the Insults
that have been heaped upon me." ;
"It has been said that you betrayed
the confidence of President Madero; Is It
so?" he was asked.
"General Huerta straightened up, bis
eye flashed, and bringing his clenched
fists against his breast replied :
"No? I swear It I was tn no way
responsible for bis death. It has been
one of the big torture of my life. I am
sorry X have to kep the secret. Although
t sra of a different race than you gentle
men, I am a man." . r "
fa'aer-ta's Statement. '
General Huerta' algned statement Was
In part as follows:
"After fifteen months of Madero's Ul
administration of publlo affairs a portion
of the patriotic Mexican army,' who were
humiliated and maltreated by Mr.' Madero,
revolted and took possession of the gov
ernment's citadel. For ten days the
street of the city of Mexico ran with
blood. The situation became intolerable.
"The foreign dlplomatla representatives
asked Mr. Madero to resign. H did not
want to accede to their- wishes. Then
come heads ef the army, Incited by our
senators, to put an end to that anguished
situation, plaoed Mr. Madero under ar
rest. .. - .
"Our congress, eur senate and our
supreme court of justice complying with
ell the requisites oft jhe constitution of
our country, named' me a the constitu
tional president of ths United State of
Mexico, considering me as the man for
the lob. '
. Dlee UBnatars.1 Death.
"Mr.' Mader while being conducted to
the penitentiary died an unnatural death.
In the opinion of some of the publlo in
this country I am blamed as having taken
a pert in exeouting blm. I never have
tried to shirk any responsibilities, and
anything I ever did was done openly. I
am man enough 'to stand by whet I do.
I know I am not to blame for the death
nf Mr. Madero. Time and history will do
me Justice. .
"Far be it from my mind to make a
eulogy of my own administration. But
I must say that during my administration
all the law-abiding crtlsens of my re
public as well ss all tbe foreigners
resident there, until the very last moment
of my command, received guarantees and
their homes, their lives and their prop
erties were fully protected. I appeal to
the testimony of tbe Spanish, German.
French and English colonies, and par
ticularly to the American colony resident
In Mexico. They will and do confirm
i hat I say.
Wo Koreimer Saftereel.
"XoboJy can name a single foreigner
who suffered, directly or Indirectly, from
my government any loss ef Mfe or In
terests. I make special mention of the
American colony, as thousands of United
Mates clUsens residing- In Mexico then
are at present tn these United States of
"Curing the seventeen months that
as president of Mexie I had th good
fortune to enjoy the confidence and tnoral
support of ths whole American colony
resident there. Including United States
Ambassador Henry Lsioe WUsoa and
Nelson CKhaugthnessy. charge d' affair ts
both f whom were my personal friends.
es well a a great many ether American
"It H very painful te sea numerous
American families break up their homes,
abandon their business and leave our
country by the i advice of your govera
nient. Not being- able to evade the exodus
my government took special care of the
Americans. Special trains were placed
at their disposition and armed feroea ae
(crnpanied the trains to the seaport.
Thousands of American men, women aad
1 lldre can verify this statement.
Crimea Asalaet Aliens. '
"L'nfortunately, and for our shame, nu-
Column After Column of Important News from Kilpatrickisj
COLUMN ONE" '
Seven days more of Skirt
Making for ONE DOLLAR!
You buy at Wool Dress
. Goods Section 34, 3 or 4
yards of material, according
; to Btyle of Skirt wanted; vre
measure!, we fit, we ' finish,
' we deliver. .. .
' Or snail it a Coat
say 3 yards, 5Q inches wide I
, ( You select your own goods
at our Dress Goods counter;
we make a . man-tailored
Coat hand-made button
; holes, Six Fifty ($6.50) for
Can . make a few more
Suits. Buy, say, Pekin
Stripes, Coverts, Venetians
v or gabardines, say, at $1.50
per yard takes about five
yards; $18, $20 or $22.50 for
the making Do your own
figuring. Delivery in . two
weeks, and ALWAYS GET
A FIT or you don't get it.
. 'Only 7 Days More of These
, i Special Prices.
' NEW SILKS BY EXPRESS
Pekin Stripes, . Failles,
Gros da Londrcs, Tubs,
. Corded or Plain , Pongees,
Domestic or Imported Japs.
" - Two Boxes of Stationery
for 25c, at any hour of the
At the Hour of 10 A, M.
LACES For lingerie and
for trimming generally
Plat . Vals, Point de Paris,
Edges that measure from' 2
to iYi inches- 1
V" 9 CENTS PER YARD.
worth 15c, 18c, 20b -and a
few even more.
That ore different. This
will be a parasol season.
They add so much to the
'tout en semblo," as Louise
Muhlbach would say in the
foot notes her very words.
- Special Sale All Day on
usually $1.50 and $1.75, at
$1.23 PER PAIR
FROM THE FATHER
A lot of long Silk Gloves,
at 79c and 88c per pair.
When these have ''went,'!
as Eugene Field might say,
there will be no more. .
4 DITTO NECKWEAR I .
Men- go daffy over the one
button Union Suits in the
'COLUMN THREE v
HIT THE TRAIL, MEN,
West Aisle April Showers
Bring May Flowers Rain
Coats' will bo in demand.
Balmacaans those loose-fitting
slipons. that the young
man must have and the old
era lean kindly to absolute
ly, necessary for the auto
you ought to have one Par
$9.98 for Coats which sold
Saturday night, 8 o'clock,
Satin Pad Garters, 12c.
. Your wife will find in the
same aisle adjoining pew,
as it were
If you have underwear
troubles, let us solve them.
Nowhere on the globe, in our
judgment, can you find bet
ter Union Suits for
Wear Satisfaction in Ours.
; . Black or Colors.
Does yoitr memory take
3'ou back to tbe days of
stripes T Slap! Bang! Hera
they are again. Colored
boots if you will, and at
$1.00 PER PAIR
Mrs. Jones is in New York
' Are you interested!'
If you have outside wear
ables in mind, methinks Yes.
Day by day by express
come new arrivals-
New Blouses! ,
Asa. Saturday special wo
have Belocted a group of
Suits picked out from
those elegant suits! which
sold freely at $25.00 and
$27.50 as a drawing card
; . . $15.00 EACH
In the Nick of Time
And there will be a kind
of dignified' grab sale when
von see Saturday's exhibits
$19.50 and. $22.50 Each :
We have a few Dresses on
hand, not just the last word
in style, but not antique
indeed the woman who has
a little ingenuity and is deft
with tho needle, in a short,
tirno can transform one of
these into a modern, up-to-;
the-minute. They sold up to'
$50 once.' Saturday
Have You Children?
We have a section replete
with wearables for the babo-in-'orms,
, . '
Stage by Stat and
Age by Age.
Three times fresh supplies
in our Junior section. The
sales how that our styles
are correct and our judg-,
raent good. This week
brought us new light Coats
for Children and bigger
jgirls. Hats for every agtj
now on display. Light
straws are the straws which
6how which way the wind
blows just now south by
south, as we write. Tho
birds are chirping merrily
and summer is almost hero.
Some Trimmed Hats ' in tho
Children's Section at very
low prices Saturday.
And we are going to 6ell
some Dresses mighty cheap.
Principally white lawn and
linen, and a few ch allies
two or three silk among
thorn $5.00 to $10.00 were
tho prices Ages 6 to 17
$2.98 ON SATURDAY
.. : The' bilmy air and wrm
'sunshino suggest thuaWr ,
clothing. ' We ' are ' funny
our knowledge of the sea
sons and the seasons' needs,
we Everlastingly keep put
ting off till tomorrow what
we should have done yestex
day.. ' ' " - '
-Willy nilly, it's' W
Goods Now '
We have 'em Summery
Voiles in printed designs, '
40 inches wide , . . ,25c cents
Colored linens in. .the
leading shades very popu
lar now- the kind that will
not crush , nor crease in
many stores the price U 75e
ours tells to you at
59 CENTS A YARD
Sheer Linens for Shirtwaists
Plains, flowers, striped,
Handsome combinations for
waists or dresses, 40 to 45
. , 69 Cents and Upward
X big table covered with
China, 23c for pick.
Plates, Cups, Saucers,
Va&, Open pishes, etc.,
values up to 50c.
Ladle' Hand Dags
Genuine Pin Seal Barley Grain Leathers etc., 53.10
each Saturday; many were priced at $6.50. ,
Morocco Bags '
Long Grain, Real Seal and Moire Seal, Saturday, $1.05
Bag Sale Starts 10 a. m.
ELEVENTH-HOUR ITEMS Fashioned, pure lisle stockings, the regular 50c leader, Saturday, 39 cents. Two items in white goods, just as you turn around near hosierv section,
25 cents per yard. At the risk of being charged with repet-ting, we mention Suits for Women Again 4he Express kind, just arrived for Saturday's selling.
WE LAY SPECIAL EMPHASIS
ON THE WASH GOODS SALE!
ON THE GLOVE SALE!
ON THE DOLLAR SKIRT SALE!
' Tho Pussy Willow Taffetas, so widely advertised,
. have their home at our Silk Section.
tub siJa vviiiuii juus mrri-KEHT A few days ago a lady aked the price of wme which lay on our coun
ters, j our prices ure mgn," saia sno, ana wnen sue examined "quality, she said, "It
to mention what we saw elsewhere," in the same breath. "Her very words!"
would be an insult to yours
IT'S UP TO YOU. ' ' " ' !
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