San Antonio Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 93, Ed. 1 Friday, April 3, 1914 Page: 1 of 18
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VOLUME XLIX— NO. 93.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1914. —EIGHTEEN PAGES.
TORREON FALLS; FEDERALS FLEE
Probably Fifty Men of New
Foundland Sealing Fleet
Perish in Blizzard.
EXPOSURE MAIMS OTHERS
Alarm Felt Also for Safety of
Another Steamer Carrying Crew
of 170 Men—Victims Exposed
to Fury of Storm for Forty-
Views in Torreon, Latest Tribute to
General Villa's Prowess As a Warrior
NORTH SYDNEY, Nova Sco-
tia, April 2.—Wireless messages
received here tonight report the
steamer Southern Cross safe at
Channel, New Foundland.' Her
loss with crew of 170 men had
ST. JOHNS, New Foundland, April 2
Death traveled in a gale that overtook
the sealing fleets last Tuesday. The
( steamer New Foundland lost probably
fifty of her crew, while as many more,
it is feared, will*be maimed as a re-
sult of exposure.
Alarm is felt for the steamer South-
* ern Cross, with a crew of 170 men
which has not been reported since she
passed Cape Pine, inbound, Tuesday
The men lost were far from their
ships killing seals when the .storm.
va ith blinding- <nwr;—scrooped down.
They were exposed for forty-eight
hours before aid arrived and in that
time many succumbed.
The New Foundland was one of a fleet
<xf fifteen ships carrying more than 14,000
men scattered auw.ng tne Ice floes near
Belle Isle .strait, 'li'lie crews were on tlie
floes hunting seal ami the hunt had taken
them four to .six miles from their ships.
When the blizzard came tlie crews of
other steamers managed' to regain their
vessels, but the woes on which the
JJew Foundland's men were hunting drift-
ed away from the main body ««f ice, and
when darkness fell that night not one
bad returned. The ship's crew numbered
ISO tpen, of whom l.lfO were the ice.
Captain Wesley Kean, his officers, engi-
neers. stokers and cooks, remained
The weather cleared today, and Captain
Kean signaled the steamers Bellaventuru
and Stephano of the loss of his men. These
two vessels, being fast and powerful,
smashed their way into the floes in search
of the missing men; Late today the cap-
tain of the Bellaventura sent wireless mes-
sages here saying he had picked up thirty
survivors and a number of bodies. He
estimated that forty men had perished,
iand said that thirty were unaccounted
A message from the Stephano tonight
caid thirty-five survivors had been found
end three bodies, but there is doubt as
to whether she referred to those picked
. up by her. The wireless of the Beilaven-
•tura was working poorly and her mes-
sages were confused. The number of
fatalities will be in doubt at least until
the Bellaventura reaches here, probably
At dusk another blizzard had sprung
■up and thore was little hope for any of
the sailors who already had not been
FEAR FOE SOUTHERN CROSS.
Added to the known disaster was a
rowing suspense regarding the Southern
ross. First reports of the loss of the
men of the New Foundland were confused
and generally were accepted as referring
to the Southern Cross, and it was not
until late in the day that the identity
of the crew was determined. Early infor-
mation that the New Foundland had been
trunk by the Ice proved to be untrue.
AVirelesa messages describing the loss of
^er hunters were read as referring to
the ship itself.
There still Is some doubt as to how
the vessel survived the storm, but as
the latest message from the Bellaventura
and the Stephano make no mention to the
contrary, it is assumed the ship in still
Preparations are being made here to
care for the dead and suffering. The
jUrenfell Seaman's Institute has been con-
Verted into an emergency hospital.
The whole contingent of naval reservists
*ui the drill ship Calypso has been or-
dered out for ambulance and coffins are
being hurriedly constructed.
Search for th* Southern Cross was be-
ing made tonight with little entourage-
meat. In addition to an unusually large
crew, she was loaded heavily with 17.000
eeals. Vp to dark touight she had not
taken shelter in Trepassey or St. Mary's
|»ays, on the southern coast, but it was
thought she was heading before the pale
for the Cape Breton shor*\ If disaster
nr befallen her it will make The death
tol. of the storm the greatest in the mari-
time history of the islnnd.
SAY SIXTY-FOFR ARE T>EAI>.
Sixty-four members of the crew of the
>Vw Foundenl are known to have per-
ished and thirty-seven wen rescued, ac-
cording to a statement by Colonial Secre-
t.'try Bennett, acting premier, late tonight.
The steamer Bellaventura accounted for
fifty-eight lead and thirty five livinjr; tbe
ttepbano for one dead and two living,
and the Florirel for five dead.
It Is possible other lives may have been
lost through the overturning of ice floats.
The selling steamers late tonight passed
©ut of ran ice of Fogo Station, at the en
trance ti Notre Ihnne Bay. through which
tbey had sent wireless report of the dis-
aster and were driving southward in the
gale. If th • Cape Ka<"e tireless is dis-
taat-teled, th» «*i ]y oh'jns of c« uimnnioat
Inr with the sealers before their arrival
here is through the Faroes* liner Kagle
Point, which r-rrited today fr«»m Llver-
r»ol. The wireless operator of the Eagle
Mot at a late how# Loin# to get
it touch with tLein.
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DALLAS GETS ONE
OF THE REGIONAL
TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, PARTS OF
OKLAHOMA, LOUISIANA AND
ARIZONA IN DISTRICT.
CAPITAL STOCK $5,634,09
INDEX OF THE NEWS
San Antonio and vicinity : Friday, prob-
ably showers; Saturday, probably cooler.
uoc.o- OkD vi*/\*s
Call Issues From Fort Worth I No Plans Made, However,
for His Return to the City
Staff Special to The Express.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 2.—
Texas landed a regional reserve bank
and Dallas is the place designated for
it. Twelve districts were established,
as predicted in The Express last week
The North Texas metropolis is the
headquarters for the Eleventh District,
which embraces all of the State of
Texas and parts of the States of Lou-
isiana, New Mexico, Arizona and Okla-
Regional banks havujg Southern ter-
ritory were located at Richmond, At-
lanta, St. Louis, Kansis City and Dal-
las. New Orleans and Houston had to
make way for Atlanta and Dallas and
there are reports to the effect that
Postmaster General Burleson and Sen-
ator Hoke Smith helped to bring this
The Texas, or eleventh district, contains
7'Jtf banks which have entered the new Na-
tional banking system. On the basis of tf j
per cent of the total capital stock and sur-
plus of the assenting National banks of
this district the capita! stock of the Fed-
eral reserve bank at Pallas will amount to
$T»,S20,18?; adding to this 6 per cent of the
capital stock and surplns of the State,
banks and trust companies which have
applied for membership under the Federal
act up to April 1, the total capital sto« k
of the Pallas bank will be $5,634.Wl.
The reserve bank organiration commit-
tee had given three months consideration
ot its work. Its announcement tonight of
the <11 vision of the country into twelve
banking districts and naming the twelve
cities for Federal reserve banks was the
first decisive step toward the establish-
ment of the new stystcm.
The cities snd districts are:
District No. 1, Boston The reserve bank
will have a capital of I9.U31.740. with 44*.
National banks as members. The territory
includes the New England States.
District No. 2, New York Capital. *20.
«S7.616. with 47« National and a number of
State banks mot given) a« members. Ter-
ritory. the Stale of New York.
district No. 3. Philadelphia—Capital,
$12,903,013. including National banks
and several State banks. Territory. New
Jersey. Delaware and all of Pennsylvania
east of the western boundary of the follow
ing counties: McKean. Elk, Clearfield,
Cambria and Bedford.
District No. 4, tTlerelan4- Capita1 $11,
The San Antonio Express Is the onlj
paper In South-west Texas carry!of the
full day and night wire service of the
Associated Press, everywhere recog-
nized as the greatest news-gathering
organisation in the world.
CvatlaaH Page Fe
PAGE 1—Llod will return from Mexico; on
a vacation, says President Wilson.
Fifty men of sealing fleet perish In
blizzard off New Foundland coast.
Dallas gets a regional reserve bank.
PAGE 2—Various Mexican news.
Fire does $400,000 damage at St. Au«
PAGE 8—Austin news.
PAGE 4—William Basse, well known hard-
ware man, dies at local hospital.
PAGE 7—-Commissioners' Court holds "pri-
vate" jneeting to discuss expenditure of
Pine Street citizens object ta street
car service on Nolan Street line.
District meeting of Medical Society at
PAGE *—-Local society.
PAGE »—Woman's page
PAGE !•—Cltv Baseball league clubs re-
duce to twelve men each.
Bronchos will l»e bttsj; during next few
St. Louis College wins from Carr Base-
Harness matin** today expected to de-
velop line sport.
High School will meet Peacock this
Mexican athlete breaks record on
parallei bars locally.
General local and wire sport news.
PAGE VI—Railroads demand more money
for carrying the mails.
PAGE 17—Local and general markets.
PAGE IS—Texas delegate* leave San An
tonio Monday night for Lake Chkrles to
attend convention of All-Southern High-
Work soon to begin on $100,000 oil
Police characters have to surrender
I'nited States Marshal Rogers depsrts
for El Paso tonight to prepare for open-
ing of court term Monday
Water contract now awaits signature
af city and company officials
F*miiy Buried bjr Collapse of Dugout.
ALVA, Okla.. April 2.-^John Flanagan,
wife and baby, were burled alive In a col
lap** on their dugout nu the Flanagan
claim, six miles from here. All three
were dead when the ruins of tiwir «ynde
home were dug away by neighbors. The
dugout was in an isolated spot on the
prairie snd the accident was not discovered
until today, when Flanagan's brother
went to visit him — —
tee to Reconsider.
PERILS TO PARTY 1 SEEN
Bpecial Telegram to The Express.
FORT WORTH, Tex., April 2.—After
all it would appear the constructive
Democrats will hold a meeting in Fort
Worth April 14, as planned. The fol-
lowing call, signed by J. Sheb Williamr
of Paris, Paul Waples, W. H. Waddell
and Louis J. Wortham of Fort Worth
O. P. Pyle of Belton and Scott Fulton
of Van Alstine, was issued about 10
o'clock Thursday night:
"Upon our own responsibility as Demo-
crats and citizens, moved by the resolu-
tion to do what we can to preserve L»e-
mocracy untainted and to protect the
substantial interests of the property own
ers of Texas, we address this coinmunicn
tlon to fellow Democrats and fellow citl-
seus of like faith and purpose.
WANT VOTE RECONSIDERED.
"Wo dissent from the view that the
executive committee of the constructive
Democrats of Texas have any right to
sunul the convention called for Fort Worth
on April 14. They were appointed to ar
range for the precinct, county and State
meetings; only the body that "created them
can alter their Instructions. Thev have
the right aud Individually, to refuse to
act, but thev have not the right to speak
for those who commissioned them. There
fore we ask them to reconsider the vote
they #re reported to have cast bv tele
graph to Chairman Bryan T. Barry.
"We believe they have acted under a
misapprehension or the situation snd we
beg now to submit to their consideration
the consequences of abandoning 1 h*- con
test. If no further organized action is
taken Democrats will be confronted with
the alternative of choosiug between two
leading candidates for Ciovernor. CVdonel
Thomas H. Ball and James E. Ferguson
"Colonel Ball represents organized ef
fort to perpetuate the prohibition strife
and to commit the Democracy of Tcxa* to
Nation wide prohibition in "utter >ubver
sion of State sovereignty and local self
government. We refuse' to bf led into
committment to a doctrine which if trium-
phant would permit three fourths of the
states of the T'nion to snnnt or abridge
sny part of the Constitution «»f thl«
sovereign State contrarv to the wish of
Its sovereign eHltens. Not even our home-
stead law would he safe against eowmer-.
clal greed and Federal usurpation,
•Mr. Ferguson's paramount issue is a
proposal to limit |r law the rental of
farm land* to a third and a fourth of
U>e product. If the State can limit rentals
to a third and fourth it can limit rentals
to s sixth and an eighth If the state
can fix the rentals or farms It can fix
OF THE CITY
Constitutionalist Commander Wires
Car ranza Report of Victory—Juarez
Rejoices When News Is Gi ven Out.
VELASCOS FATE IS UNKNOWN
Federal Commander at. Torreon, However, Is
Thought to Be Leading the Remnants of His
Army, Which Is Being Pursued by Revolution-
ist Cavalry—Battle for the Possession of This
City Lasted Eleven Days.
the city; lower left, in the vichiliy of the buJl-ri,ng; lower right* another stroot scene.
VILLA'S REPORT OF VICTORY
JUAREZ, Mexico, April 2.—The translation of the message
received by General C'arranza from General Villa, telling of the
fall of Torreon, is a? follows:
"TORREON, Coahuila, Mexico, April 2.—Gen. Venustiano
Carranza, supreme chief of the Constitutionalists:
"At this moment the remnants of the Federals are leaving
Torreon in flight after eleven days of terrible fighting, in which
we lost 1,500 wounded and 500 killed and the Federals, from the
enormous number of bodies burned, must Iuyg had over 1,000
killed, and their number of wounded I am unable to estimate,
our forces have full possession of Torreon. I regret to announce
that among the wounded were Gen. Yzabel Robles and Gen.
Calixto Contreras. I congratulate and salute you with respect
and esteem that I have always had for you. Your subordinate,
"GENERAL FRANCISCO VILLA,
"Commander in Chief of Constitutionalist Forces of Chihuahua."
m rip r *■«.
[OSES FAITH IN MISSION
WASHINGTON. D. C., April 2.—
John Lind, former Governor of Minne-
sota and for the last eight months the
personal representative in Mexico of
the President of the United States, will
sail from Vera Cruz for Washington
tomorrow aboard the presidential
The announcement of Mr. Lind's
prospective visit was made by Presi-
dent Wilson, with the explanation that
his envoy had requestsd'a vacation and
rest from his labors in a tropical cli-
mate and that as soon as that had been
obtained he would return to Mexico.
The President declared Mr. Lind's
departure for the Units i States should
not be construed as in the nature of a
recall, or as forecasting any change of
policy by the Washington Government
toward either faction in Mexico. He
said no negotiations of any character
are pending between the Huerta gov- j
ernment and the United States and that i
the recent conference between Senor j
Portillo y Rojas, Huerta's Minister of
Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Lind had de-
veloped nothing tangible or important
but was merely a friendly talk.
SO PI.ANS FOR LISP'S RBTt'HN.
Mr. Lind's trip to Washington, never-
theless revived speculation In official cir-
cles about the diplomatic side of the Mex-
ican situation, and there were indications
from what Secretary Bryan told callers
that, while the envoy's request for a vaca-
tion had h*en granted, no definite plan
had been made for his return. *nd that the
Administration wn< disposed to l^ave the
qtie«t1on open for the present. It ia-jg^-
lieved that both the President and Sec*»
tary Pry a a just now aee no reas«»n why
Mr. Lind should n«t no back t«« continue
his obeermtlons In Mexico, but are not
bfndiup tlwmselves as to th*» future. Mr
Lind's movements hitherto being depend
ent entirely upon day to day develop
Xbe Fieri dent told in<iutri*re there was
•n Tne. .
JUAREZ, Mexico, April 2.—-Torreon fell completely into the
hands of the Constitutionalists at 10:20 o'clock tonight, according to
announcement made here tonight by General Carranza.
The news was announced first to the world when the bugler in
front of Carranza's residence blew the stacatto notes of victory. The
paen, Carranza said, was sounded here even before it was heard in
Torreon, Villa delaying out of compliment to his chief.
The meager bulletins excitedly announcing victory after thi
bloodiest series of battles known to modern Mexico said that Villa
captured a large number of prisoners and that the fleeing Federal
remnant was being pursued.
The fate of General Velasco, Federal commander at Torreon,
is unknown. At first it was reported he had escaped with an escort
of a few men. Now it is thought he may be at the head of the rem-
nants of his army, which is being pursued by the rebel cavalry.
There was heavy fighting today, it is understood, when aftet
capturing the three remaining barracks held in the city by the
Federals, the Constitutionalists stormed the trenches and barbed
wire entanglements of Canyon del Guarache.
The prisoners captured are believed to have been the defenders
of the barracks, while the troops in the canyon, which forms an
engress from the hill-girdled city, were able to escape.
The campaign against the Federal
stronghold of Torreon, the main object of
the rebel campaign, began suddenly two
weeks ago after General Villa had spent
months In making the most careful prepa-
The rebel loss in this campaign is said
to be more than 2,000 In killed and wound
ed. Trains loaded with wounded have
been arriving daily at Chihuahua for the
The rebel commander moved with a
rapidity hitherto unknown in Mexican
warfare. He worked his men in shifts,
aud as one shift became exhausted, hn
sent fresh hosts against the enemy.
A number of bmall towns of lesser im-
roatlnued en P»r* Ttareo.
Strange Little Device Daily
Saves Lives and Thousands
You sre it as you walk about the streets, but you do not know how
it's manipulated. Sunday's Express will tell you.
Titled Englishwomen have a new fad—flying upside down.
"Famous Loves of Famous Americans" deals with one of the mo«t
interesting romances in American history—the sunshines and the
shadows in the life of Betsy Schuyler, who became the bride of
A ghostly home in which no specter, save sentiment, has a habitat,
exista in San Antonio.
America's richest youth is to be married this month to his first
sweetheart, in a modest village church.
Men usually erect memorials to women, but one of the most
magnificent in the wide world has been built by women to honor
women who died that a cause might live.
The politest chatterers in North America have honored San An-
tonio by l visit.
Margaret Downing has another interesting character sketch; Anne
Rittenhouse discloses the latent fashions; Lillian Russell divulges beauty
secrete; Marion Harland offers household hints; there's a page for the
children filled with stories, putties and oodles of fun. Of course there
are the regular fraternal, spurt and other review, and the comics
fur the kiddie*.
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