The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1914 Page: 1 of 16
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ISK UNITED SUITES ID
tGAEE TO MMISTIGE
By The Associated Press.
Washington, April 29.—The South American mediators to
tiny requested an armistice between the United States and Gen
eral Huerta. They asked that both parties to the difficulty
agree to this before any further steps are taken in the mediation
It is autlioritutively learned here that this country wil
agree, provided it is guaranteed that there will be no further
civil 'uprisings against the Americans. It is also learned thu
Japan refused to allow her consuls in Mexico to act for the
United States; and likewise forbade through her diplomats any
actions for General Huerta. The latter finally persuaded the
Spanish ambassador to do this.
The reports were renewed today that the mediators were
discussing a provisional form of government for Mexico. They
gave Secretary Bryan a dispatch from the Brazilian minister a
Mexico City, which contained at least some of General Huerta's
views on the steps necessary in the proposed mediations. Mr
Bryan refused to discuss the communication.
^ Vera Cruz, April 29.—Commander Tweedie of the British
Cruiser Essex returned from Mexico City today. He reports
the success of his mission in interceding for the American rof
ugees at Cordoba. Federal General Tier Rabanca C'rizaba
came with Commander Tweedie.
It is reported that more than eight hundred foreigners
mostly Americans, were leaving the City of Mexico last nigh
and tl^s morning, which is the results of the efforts of Comman-
No troops were landed from the transports during the
night. The Moro Castle arrived here today, bringing nine hun-
dred marines. Four more torpedo boat destroyers also arrived
WANT EASY CONDITIONS FOE HUERTA.
Berlin, Germany, April 29.—It was learned in diplomatic
circles here today that the South American powers have ap-
proached various European nations with a request that they use
their influence with President Wilson in an effort to make con
ditions that General Huerta will accept. The representatives of
Pan-Americans are anxious to see the matter amicably settled.
UROING REBELS TO JOIN HUERTA.
Mexico City, April 29.—Minister of Foreign Affairs Alcocer
is sending messages to the Rebels throughout Mexico today,
urging them to join the forcfes of General Huerta against the
United States. The messages give as a reason of the Federals
for such action the small riots, which occurred hero Tuesday.
Food prices have reached a maximum price, which was re
cently fixed by the government.
TEXAS MEXICANS OFFER SERVICE.
San Antonio, Texas, April 29.—Unqualified indorsement of
^ President Wilson's stand in the present crisis is contained in a
telegram sent him Monday and signed by 50 Mexicans, citizens
of the United States, residing here. They offer their personal
services in the event war is waged against Huerta. The text of
the telegram is:
"We, the undersigned Texas-Mexican Americans approve
your patriotic stand against Huerta and offer you our personal
services in the present conflict and insist that the Stars and
Stripes must be respectcd; otherwise we are ready to sacrifice
our lives for the honor and dignity of our country."
TAMPICO IS DESERTED.
Tampico, Mexico, April 29.—Not only the Americans and
other foreigners, but most of the natives have deserted the city;
and moved to other places where there is safety.
WASHINGTON LIKES REBEL STATEMENT.
Washington, April 29.—The Administration is very much
encouraged today over the report last night that Generals Villa
and Carranza have agreed to remain neutral so long as the
Americans do not invade Rebel territory. The actions of these
two lenders have been watched with interest for several weeks,
and authorities here look upon this statement with more satis-
faction than any previously made.
DR. JOHN CALLAWAY IB
HERE FROM WYLIE TODAY
Dr. John Callawey, n prominent
veterinary aurgeon of Wylle, Is In
the city. Wo have known him
for twenty-flve ye am. He la tt One
fellow and n thorough-going demo-
crat, one of the true-blue kind. He
was horn and reared In tho Wyllo
Community; and, while hla young
life woa full of extreme hard knooka
and he wan brought up undar trying
vicissitudes, he baa mora than "made
(rood." and no ono rejoices at bis
good luck In life more than the writ-
er. Wc woro triad to once moro
shuke his friendly hand.
Itev. Abe Knloe of the Hnloe ConT"
munlly wua a visitor In the county
capital Tuesday. "Uncle Abo" hni a
few acres of his valuable farm which
llos In Kast Cork Creek bottom. He
had planted thla bottom land In corn,
and states that he bellevea he will
have thla to replant m a result of the
two overflowa recently.
By The Associated Press.
Eccles, W. Va., April 29.—Four miners ore known to be
dead, fifty-nine were rescued, and two hundred and three others
were entombed in two burning mine* here late Tuesday after-
noon; and it is believed that their clance for escape is very
small. The mines are six hundred feet deep and are connected
This little mining community
At first there was no smoke, but
death was taking its toll undergro
A United States Government
from Bluefield, W. Va., at 5 o'cloc!
is expected today.
It is believed thnt the death tol
car loads of coffins have been orde
compensation act provides that the
receive $20 per month, and each eh
SOME MINERS MAY S1JLL BE ALIVE.
Eccles, W. Va. April 29.—It is kill hoped here today that
me hundred and seventy of the entombed miners are alive,
though no rescue has so far been effected. Rescuers have been
rushed from all nearby points sinco flic explosion, and the open-
ing of the mine has been a very b\||y scene all the day. Eight
bodies have been recovered. The (jifeso of the eatrastrophe is
supposed to have been an cxplosiongrf dust.
18 PAGES IN 2 SECTIONS THIS WEEK
shaken by the explosion
wtflre suspicious tha
Car reached the mines
lis morning, and another
ryi be very large, and two
"The uew workmen's
low of each miner shal
I #0 per month not to ex-
SETTUMERT OF STRUK
By The Associated Press.
AVashington, April 29.—President Wilson today asked the
Presidents of the Kentucky Mine Operators' Association and
the Alabama Mine Operatives' Organization to come to Wash-
ington immediately with a view of attempting mediation in tho
Colorado mine strike. They are said to be on their way to the
Capitol City now. They will probably select a third party, and
;?o to the Colorado strike district. The Italian Ambassador here
las asked that the lives of his countrymen in that section be
irotected. The murder of six children was the cause of the re-
quest by the Ambassador.
CHAOS PREVAILS AT-FORBES.
Forbes, Colo., April 29.—Seven men are dead hero in
looky Mountain Fuel Company's camp. Most of the mine
wildings have been burned. Nine mine guards are missing, but
it supposed that they have reached safety. Tliree strikers are
bought to have been killed as a result of the latest fighting in
his labor war.
FOSTER'S WEATHER BULLETIN
Copyrighted 1914 by W. T. Foster.
Washington, D. C„ April SO.—
I,.nst bulletin gave forecasts of dis-
turbance to cross continent May 0 to
10, warm wavo 5 to #, coll wave 8
to 12. Rough weather is expected
from this disturbance on Pacific
slope and in the Rockies, particular-
ly In northern parts, but the storm
will lose force as It moves custward.
Probably some rain In the western
mountain sections and light rains on
Next disturbance will reach Paci-
fic coast about May 12 cross Pacific
slope by close of 13, great centrnl
iileys 11 to 18, eastern sections 19.
Warm wave wll cross Pacific slope
about May 12, gruat central valleys
14, enstern sections 1(1. Cool wave
will cross Pacific slope about May
IB, great central valleys 17, eastern
This disturbance will bring a hot
wave and weather that will rapldly
cvapornte tho moisture In tho soli.
Oats and winter wheat will be sev-
erely Injured before the end of May.
few spots In the Winter wheat sec-
tions have received henvy rains and
the soli is full of water and they
will not he so much Injured, but
large aectlons are already short on
moisture and the Winter wheat In
parts of them will be rulnod.
Our advice la to buy oata and
wheat freely. The aupply of oata Is
ahort and tha coming drouth, aided
by the Mexican dlfftoultlea, promise
higher prices. The government will
probably buy large quantities of oata
to feed the cavalry horaea.
South America will get a large a-
mount of rain during May. Much of
tha corn growing In that country
during our Winter scnsoti will bo In
the fields till first of Juno and will
probably bo Injured by rains, snows
anil generally bad weather. Aainfall
will be generally short on this conti-
nent after first week of Muy, except
that tho eastern provinces of Canada,
including I^tbrador and Newfound-
land. may get sufficient rain,
Kurope Is promised good crop wea-
ther thru May, except that northern
Ktiropean Russia will probably got
too much rain. China and Japan will
get an abundance of rain In May but
India will bo dry. Eastern Australia
will get rough, wot weather for May
much like our stormy Novembers.
Much credit Is duo to Judge C. C.
Blnke of Richland, Kansas for hav-
ing discovered that evaporation Is
caused and locuted by the moon and.
that the location of evaporation lo-
cales ralnfuTT in a general way. But
ns hfc does not use weather records
by which to check nnd test his theor-
ies his system is very defective and
makes too many mistakes. Poster's
Went Ik r liureau took up Blakes idea
ami lias worked out a complete sys
tem which Is much moro extensivo
and differs from Judgo Blake's sys-
But he was a pioneer and made an
Important discovery forty yeara ago
nnd he should have the honor of the
discovery. We also use a complete
system baaed on planetary Influences
and combine the Blake aystem with
our own dlacoverlea. We have the
facilities for weather work and our
experiments, for the purpoae of Im-
provement, arc contlnuoua.
By The Associated Press.
Vera Cruc, April 28.—Many Americans and many other for-
eigners, including women and children, are still in jail at Cor-
doba, nnd they sleep on stone flaggings without sufficient foods.
The sanitary conditions are as bad as is possible for them to be.
Their lives are nightly threatened by drunkened jailers, accord-
ing to the story told here. Through Consul C'auada of this placo
their release has been promised, but the agreement has been
broken. Many tales of robbery ami death are being brought
from the interior.
HUERTA UNCONDITIONALLY ACCEPTS.
Washington, April 28.— Spanish Ambassador Ryno today
informed Secretary Bryan that General Iluorta has uncondi-
tionally accepted the oiTer of Chili, Argetina and Brazil to act
as mediators. *
Aftor tho adjournment of the Cabinet mooting no announce-
ment was made in regard to tlyr proposal for mediation. The
Ambassadors of Chili, Brazil, and Argentina havo as yet made
no proposal. *•
INFANTRY LANDS AT VERA CRUZ.
Vera Cruz, April 28.—General Funston and his troops lancjj
ed in the city today with his staff, and has formally taken con-
trol of tho city. All blue jackets will return .to their regular ser-
vice on the ships, but tho murines will remain to assist in the
occupation of the city.
WILL KEEP MILITIA ON BORDER.
Austin, Texas, April 28.—Governor Colqflfuitt said today
that he would keep the militia on the border until the actual ar-
rival of tho regulars promised by the War Department at Wash-
ington. "Everything is quiet now," said tho Governor, 44But
I fear disorder, if all troops are removed."
Later 141 the day the Governor stated that, after a olose in-
vestigation, he had secured ovidence to the effect that a stand-
ing offer was being maintained on the Madero Ranch across the
Rio Grande to give five hundred cattle for the head of every
Texas Ranger delivered.
, UNFURL FLAG ON SAME SPOT.
Vera Cruz, April 28.—Tho American flag was unfulred here
Monday on almost the same spot whore General Winfleld Scott
unfurled the Stnrs and Stripes in 1847. It was from this place
that General Seott started on his memorable march to Mexico
City. Impressive ceremonies wore held. Tho Battleship Min-
nesota fired a salute of twenty-one guns.
FLETCHER SEIZES BRITISH CONCERN.
Vera Cruz, April 28.—Roar Admiral Fletcher Monday night
seized the plant of tho Union Terminal Company bore. It is a
British owned concern. ' The stop was taken in order to facili-
ate business conditions.
LONDON SAYS FLETCHER RIOHT.
London, April 28.—The British Foreign Office today said
hat according to martial law Rear Admiral Fletcher was within
lis rights in the seizing the terminal company owned by the
British capitalists. The Foreign Minister further said that the
owners of the concern would have to present their claims to the,
Jnited States government at Washington.
H. V. Strode, an tnduatrtoua young
farmer of Ardath, was a bualneaa
visitor In McKlnney Tuesday. Ha
rcporta big ralna In that community
and much damage by washing of
land and d eat ruction to corn. Mr.
Strode la a son of our townsman, W.
FEDERAL DETACHMENTS IN TEXAS.
! 3y The Associated Press.
Washington, April 28.—Two Mexican Federal generals
with commands which have been driven from the southern part
of the province of Nuevo Leon crossed the United States border
near Laredo today, according to a report to the State Depart-
ment. They are supposed to bo a part of those, who dynamited
Nuevo Laredo last week.
REFUGEES AT GALVESTON.
Galveston, Texas, April 28.—More than one thousand re-
fugees from Mexico landed here today when the quarantine was
lifted on the Convoy Dixie, the Collier Cyclops, and the Steam-
er Esperanza. The United States government provided food
and transportation for their escape to this country. Many of
them are returning immediately to their former homes, but
some are remaining here with a hope of returning to Mexico
HUERTA GUARANTEES EXIT.
Washington, April 28.—Brazilian Ambassador Dagama to-
day notified Secretary Bryan that General Huerta had assured
a safe exit to all Americans and other foreigners in Mexico* *
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1914, newspaper, April 30, 1914; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth292148/m1/1/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.