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II0UBT02T DAILY POST: SATURDAY MORXI27G. APRIL 25.114.
TROOPS SAILED IN 20 HOURS
AFTER ORDERS WERE RECEIVED
Fear Transports Carrfed Fifili Brigade and Cmry anJ Ar-
r : tilery to Follow on Hrst Available ihlps.
GALVK8TON. Tmh April liQk iust
M boon after erdara to th traat wr
received from Washington the em upt-
dlUnnary fore ot the United tats army
four regiments of Infantry 1404) atrong
maay of thorn veterana of Philippine
casapalgna and omrrytbc U saachine tuna
ailed for Vera Cnia. The sixth cavalry
and tho fourth artillery batUrloo did mot
yat awar because thora was no room for
thorn on tho four oral labia tranaporu
here but Hurts ara balaf mad. to g.t
theta away tomorrow on two oommorclal
ateamers chartered for tha purpose. Tha
man who sailed today with thoao who ara
to follow. comprise tha fifth brigade
forotd. commanded by Brliadlar Oefceral
Fodarlck Funston. Thajr ara dua la Vara
Crui aoino tluia Monday.
Man Stripped for Fighting.
It wai a strlppod fighting force that
aallad today. Every ounca of aubatataaoa
that oould bo crowded aboard was put on
tha transports and each ot tha tour ragl-
zoents was reduced to ona ambulance and
thraa wagon with U mules. Tha trans-
Port Sumner carrying tha fourth and
part of the twenty-eight Infantry was
tha flrst away her rails packed with men
and olflcera In the army's olive drab cam-
paign uniforms the band playing "Auld
Lang Syne" the men cheerlnc and hun-
dreds ot their wives and sweethearts on
tha dock answering the farewell salutes
with smiles the nien could see acroea tha
water while tha distance hid their tears.
The second division has been in mobilisa-
tion camp here so lone that many of tha
men had settled their families la Gal-
veston. General Funston ailed an Kllpatrlek.
Second away waa the IfoClellan with
tha remainder ot tha twenty-eighth In-
fantry; next came Oeneral Funston s
transport the Kllpatrtck. where some of
the officers' wives danced on deck to
military muslo until the transport's
whistle warned them sailing time had ar-
rived. The Kllpatrtck carried tha sev-
enth Infantry. Last away waa the Meade
with the nineteenth Infantry company E.
engineers and telegraph and telephone op-
erators. Preceding the transports were the tor-
pedo boat destroyers Flusser Re Id and
Preston to act as convoy.
The steamers now preparing to follow
with the artillery and the cavalry are
the Mall or y liner San Marcos and the
Texas City company's steamer Sattllo.
Colonel Daniel Cornman commander of
the fifth brigade ever since It has been
In mobilisation camp will continue as
TEXANS GAVE THEIR VIEWS
ON ARMED U. S. INTERVENTION
Many in Washington Believe if
Bjr W. 8.
Houston Post Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON April 14. That the
next big question with which congress
will have to wrestle lies In the direction
of a decision as to what we will do with
Mexico and how "we will deal with that
country tn the Immediate future becomes
more apparent each day. Will there be a
Terrell or a Piatt declaration attached to
a war declaration to the effect that this
country enters Mexloa solely to pacify
relations and restore order or will the
world be given to understand that we
cross the Klo Grande never to bring the
flag back again?
with the Increase of the war enthu-
siasm. It Is surprising to note the spread
of the belief that once we go Into Mexico
and no one seems to doubt that we are
going we will never surrender the terri-
tory our troops traverse. Either the es-
tablishment of a permanent protectorate
or the full annexation of Mexico Is openly
talked In cspltal cloak rooms.
That such a move will be contrary to
the wishes of the admlnistraHon seems to
be conceded. In his reply to Carranza
yesterday President Wilson said this na-
tion was acting In an effort to "re-establish
the constitutional system" In Mexico
and to those with whom he has talked the
president hsa said he desires nothing else.
However as President has said no one
can foretell what war will bring.
Want Definition by Congress.
That the country at large Is beginning
to realise the trend of affairs In con-
gress relative to acquisition of Mexico
waa evidenced today by a telegram
ceived by Representative Garner act
other leaders In the house signed by W11-'
Ham D. Howels. Samuel A. Eliot. John
Graham Brooks and other distinguished I
cltlsens of Boston declaring that the
situation .calls tor immediate and express
declaration by congress that the United!
Mates win in no event take any terruon
from Mexico by conquest.
A majority of the Texas representa
tives from the border districts favor
rermanent occupation of Mexico. While
hey are willing to let future develop-
ments Indicate tne country's course they
sre quiet willing to admit that they can
see nothing but the permanent occupa-
tion by Uncle Sam of tne country to the
Congressman Eagle's Views.
When asked how he felt toward this Im-
pending legislative question which Is cer-
tain to arise when congress comes to
formally declaring war. Congressman
'1 as a humble part of this adminis-
tration earnestly desire no war with
Mexico but If we must Intervene to pro-
tect our honor as a nation or to protect
our citizenship In Mexico or to restore
order -and peace In the interest of civlllza-
' fon or to avoid complications of the
1'nlted States with other nations whom
we have denied the right to Intervene on
account of our Monroe doctrine theri I
''theit- red top rye
No orders solicited and no shipments-
made la violation of Texaa laws.
brigade commander Funstoa ranking aa
commander of tho expedition.
Hardly bad tho last transport east (off
whoa the ferny -sixth Infantry marched
Into Oaivestua from Texaa City to start
filling tha camp hara vacated by the fifth
Brake Camp la Night.
Tha reinforced brigade tha army's flrst
expeditionary force for Mexico broke
camp luring tha Bight at Fort Crockett
bare and at daylight moved swiftly to tha
tranaporu waiting to take them to Vera
Tha soldiers looked tired but cheerful
aa thay marched from camp after a night
spent practically without a wink ot sleep.
The general sentiment appeared to be that
tney wo-t glad to go so as to escape
tha routine ot camp life under canvaa
which has lasted here for more than a
year since the second division waa mobil-
ised at Galveston and Texaa City.
These Camp Crockett reglmenta. the
fourth seventh nineteenth and twenty-
eighth Infantries comprising about J&00
men and making the bulk of the brigade
were largely veterans all having seen ser-
vice In the Philippines. They worked all
night packing cleaning camp and burning
trash and discarded utensils the huge
fires from the trash mingling with a fog
and covering tha camp with a thick red
hasa. By daylight the troops not only
were ready to move but the 100 acres
they had occupied was almoat literally
broom swept so careful was tha cleanup.
Women Stayed Behind.
Tha whole movement passed quietly.
Wives of men or officers here and there
watched their husbands. When daylight
came with a cold rata the few women
stood bareheaded on the wall overlooking
the camp seeming unmindful of the rain
as they watched passing companies for
a look at their own men folk.
One lone military prisoner was com-
pelled to remain In a low-railed Incloeure
at the end of the camp where all tea
troope passed In their march to tha front
In full view. He walked round and round
his Incloeure all the time watching the
The four Infantry reglmenta going to-
day joined the mobilisation camp from
the following posts:
Twenty-eighth Infantry Ft knelling Neb.
Fourth Infantry from Fort Crook Neb.;
seventh Infantry from Leavenworth
Kan.; nineteenth Infantry from Forts
Meade 8. D. ; Kill In Oklahoma and
Leavenworth Company E engineers
which also hoarded the transports csms
from Leavenworth. The sixth cavalry
which Is also ordered to sail with all pos-
sible dispatch cams from Fort Ies
Moines. Iowa Juat when the cavalry
would get away was not settled early
Mexico Is Invaded Boundary
shall earnestly support a vigorous active
policy' of Intervention. But I can not
vote for a feeuliulon Intervention and
active war Vlth Mexico which carries as
a part of the resolution a promise to come
out of Mexico. While I will not now say
that I favor the United States flag perma-
nently remaining In Mexico I do say that
that will be a matter for future determin-
ation after we shall have pacified Mexico
and set up law and order In the land."
Mexico Should Foot Bill.
Representative Dies: "President Wil-
son and Secretary of State Bryan are
to bo commended for the patience and
forbearance with which the Mexican
situation has been handled. Indeed the
entire American people have evinced a
firm purpose to give the people of
Mexico every opportunity to compose
their troubles and establish a stable gov-
ernment. But matters have rone from
bad to wors. until Mexico Is a seething
mass or anarchy lawlessness rapine and
"I'nder the Monroe doctrine which
every American worthy the name is de-
termined to maintain no foreign nation
will be allowed to Interfere in Mexican
affairs. And ainci we will not tolerate
foreign interference In Mexico we he-
come logically una Inevitably responsible
to a foreign government for the fate of
foreigners and their property In that
country Ii short the time has come
whci. we must act or lay aside our pre-
tensions um'er the Monroe doctrine and
Permit others to do so.
"What shnll we do with Mexico after
It Is conquered and pacified? That de-
pends lrgel. of course upon the con-
duct of the Mexican people. It Is clearly
our l.ounden duty to establish order In
Mexico It wlli no doubt prove an ex-
pensive undertaking and will add to the
burdens of the taxpayers of the coun-
try Whatever our outlay is In bringing
order nut of haos in Mexico the re-
sources of Mexico should pay the bill."
Carry Boundary Line Along.
Representative Buchanan: "The Mon-
roe doctrine places upon the United
States tho obligation to protect the In-
terest of all foreign governments In
Mexico and prohibits such governments
from landing troops on Mexican soil. It
1 therefore the duly of the United States
to see that n stable government la estab-
lished In Mexico not oniy for the protec-
tion of its own cillxens and their Inter-
ests In that country but to fulfill In-
ternational obigatlons. President Wil-
son and Secretary of State Bryan had
exhausted every resource to accomplish
this without resorting to war but cir-
cumstances lond their control and
probanly deliberately brought about by
Dictator Huerta now seem to render war
Inevitable for tne vindication of our na-
tional honor. I propose In the future as
In the past to sustain the administration.
even to the extent of a complete subju-
I gatlon of Mexico if such becomes neces
sary which I hope It will not as 1 am
opposed to war whenever It can be hon-
orably svotded In this crisis the presi-
dent gave the Mexican dictator every op-
portunity consistent with our national
honor to avoid this unfortunate conflict
bu' he hasr probably deliberately brought
It on. and If the United States has to
encage In wsr with Mexico and shed an
enormous amount of American blood and
expend vast treasure In subduing that
country and establishing a stable gov-
ernment then I believe we should carry
the boundary line with us when we cross
the Rio Grtnde."
Justified Ssld Qregg.
Representative Gregg: "Leaving out of
consideration all question of the outrages
committed upon our cltixens. we are Jus-
tified in going into Mexico upon two
grounds. Upon the present construction
of the Monroe doctrine we can not per-
mit any other nation to enter Mexico for
the suppression of wrongs upon Its cltl-
sens and their property and this throws
the burden upon us. A condition exists
now which Is liable at any time to bring
about friction and complications between
and some other nation. We have on
our borders a people who have always
been lawless when not held down by a
strong hand. This constitutes a constant
menace to our peace. Slv uld we go Into
Mexico and establish a government suita-
ble to our notions and leave. It would be
but a short time until the same condition
Would. In all probability exist again.
Anarchy would reign and the same
menace to our peace and our international
relations would again exist.
Therefore It seems to me tha only
cialvaluesin Men's Furnishings
$4.00 Silk Shirts
. at $3.15
Shirts in the
stripes; turnback cuffs
and rjatch pockets; $4
50c Genuine Poros
Knit Underw'r 39c
Regular 50c Values
$1.50 Irish Linen
Underwear $ 1.00
Pure Irish Linen Athlet-
ic Shirts and knee Draw-
ers; regular $1.50 value
a garment $1.00.
The "Pugar" for
A high crown Sennit
with smooth or tooth
finished edge; trimmed
with a folded blue
black or green silk taffe-
ta band price $2.00.
A medium high crown
fine Sennit; a smart Hat
but not extreme; finished
with a narrow band for
the price of $3.00.
CRISIS FINDS TEE
j WAR DEPARTMENT
Assocuitid Prist Rcforl.)
GTOS. April U Sec
retary Oarrlson Is virtually without
funds for the particular moves of
the army now being made but he
la drawing on the future. It Is a
violation of the law for the war
department to Incur any obligation
without authorisation by congress
but Mr. Garrison smilingly said he
had "faced Jail" several times In
the last few days on this account.
Leaders In congress have assured
htm they would back him up In
the present emergency. The presi-
dent hesitated to approve any re-
quest for an emergency appropria-
tion for the war department for
fear It might be Interpreted as a
forerunner of war.
thing to do Is to stav In Mexico after we
Garner Sees War.
Kepresentatlve Garner: "Congre?s will
nieet these exigencies properly when they
nrlse. What we may do relative to keep-
ing the flag permanently In Mexico de-
pends upon the conditions that exist after
order is restored.
"We are. or soc n will be at war with
all Mexico and I do not see how any one
can tell what ought to be done until we
begin the task of establishing a stable
government across the Rio Grande "
Kepresentatlve Smith declared hi
views were unsettled on this auesti.m but
Representative Slayden was the only
South Texan who openly advocated
speedy retirement from Mexico following
pacification. Slayden said:
A permanent occupation of Mexico
would be a tremendously expensive dif-
ficult and unprofitable thing. People
who think there Is profit for more than
a very limited number In such an enter-
prise have n 't carefully considered the
suggestion. Those Americans who own
ranches or mines or other business en-
terprises in Mexico would have value
aided to their possessions If our flag
were the badge of national authority in
Mexko. But to undertake the govern-
ment of that country for their benefit
would be too expensive. It would be
cheaper to give eacli of them a few mil-
lion dollars out of our treasury. It Is the
American owner of Mexican property who
Is demanding that we take over Mexico
and who thinks carefully and selfishly or
the mere shouter who dues not think at
Should Withdraw Says Slayden.
"Privntely owned property In a con-
quered country remains In the hands
who owned It before the conquest. Lands
do not change owners because of change
of government. That Is one cf the dis-
tinct advances of modern civilisation.
"It would mean the absorption of
ir. 000000 alien people differing in lan-
guage laws and customs. If we went on
to Panama ss has been suggested. It
would mean 25000.000 of alien hostile
people. These plus our U.iiOO.OOO ne-
groes would make more trouble for us
than we could endure. It would mean
an Increase of tax burden which would
be almost unbearable. It would mean a
huge army and navy always dangerous to
"To permanently occupy a foreign
country of alien people Is to 'sit on bay-
onets' which n great German general said
could not be done. That la possibly the
reason why Germany did not try to re-
tain control of France In 1870.
Napoleon admitted that when national-
ity once became fixed as It Is with the
Spanish-Americans It could not be de-
stroyed although the people could be con-
quered. In this connection consider Ire-
land Poland Alsace and Loralne. With-
out absorption that would lead to homo-
genlty our republic will perish. That Is
the menace of the negro population of
Japanese and Chinese immigration.
"Only two things would be accom-
plished by the permanent occupation of
Mexico a transfer of sovereignty and the
assumption of responsibility and neither
If you have weak lungs you have rea-
son to fear pneumonia and should keep
st hand a bottle of Chamberlain's Cougli
Remedy. For sale by all dealers. Adv.
Ie: iz. kiam
" "V"-' Pin-Dot arid
Serge Suits for
WE do not point to this price tecause.it
is unusual but because of tbe abso-
lute umatchable suits we are selling at
Fifteen Dollars made of the finest fabrics
masterfully tailoredtopleasemen young
and old garments that will cost from five
to ten dollars more eliewhere here 315.
Special Good Values in Boys
Norfolk Suits $10
Of excellent quality light and me-
dium gray wool cheviots; box
knife or inverted Norfolk coats
half lined; knickerbockers are lin-
ed throughout; sizes 5 to 18
years; price $10.
Boys' Tapeless Blouses 50c
and $1 Madras and Percale
Boys' Shirts at 50c and $1
Figured Percale Madras
Had Witnessed Marines Land-
ing in Vera Cruz.
Hostile Attitude on Part of Natives
Described in Stories of Those
Escaping on the
(Htmloi Pjil Sptcial.)
GALVESTON Texas. April 24 The
first direct reports of the landing
of the American marines at Vera
Cruz were brought to Galveston today
by the 34 refugee passengers wlu arrived
on the .Norwegian xtramshlp Atlantis this
morning The passengers state that
they went aboard Just one hour before the
marines landed at Vera Cruz and that
they saw both the forces from the I'rario
and those from the I'tah and Florida.
When the 1 tilted States vessels
steamed Into harbor according to those
I who arrived ihiv morning the entire
wharves were crowded with Mexicans
who watched the movements of the ves-
sels witli hofile curiosity. But when
the rrurines bean to move from the s:des
of the ships In boats to the wharves tho
crowd began to scatter snd by the time
the first Americans climbed up the wall
there was not a Mexican In sight.
The Atlantis w is steaming away et
this time and it appeared to her passen-
frers that there would be no fighting 11
ooked to them l'K a bloodless occupa-
tion but by the rime they were five
miles at sea they began to see the flashes
of the guns and t" hear the reports fol-
low. Mexicans Were Hostile.
Some of thore aboard the Atlantis 3&y
that the attitude "f the Mexicans was de-
cidedly unpleasant from the time It was
learned that the American war vessels
were con.no; ucn no acts of hostility
were conmntt 1 When Americans
walked along toe streets however they
heard muttered curses behind them and
tl.e oft repeated nume of the hated
During this time the American resi-
dents and nil foreigners were In a state
of nervous excitement. Some felt that
war was coming while others anticipated
no danger Hut the doubt which sur-
rounded all the .utions of the American
vessels and the Mexican troops kept the
nerves of aliens at a high tension.
One of H e uissengers said that they
had received Mi rts on the boat by wire-
less that the Americans had lost 80 men
in the flKht. and were commiserating the
fact that the a.lmit.il had seen fit to make
the landing in the daytime. He said it
would have be. :i ..n easy matter for the
troops had they h' en so Inclined to have
landed by night t have surrounded the
city bottled up ciineral Mass' forces and
captured Vera I'ruz without bloodshed.
All were relieved to know that fatalities
had amounted to eight Instead of 80.
Saw 1000 Msrlnes Land.
Captain Jacob Hansen of the Atlantis
said that the Norwegian consul Informed
him a few hours before sailing that the
message had been received that Admiral
Fletcher would take Vera Crux and that
he made what haste he could to leave
port He said that they witnessed tho
landing of fully 1000 marines.
By special permission from Washington
the Gulf Coast Fruit and Steamship com-
pany will be allowed to land their pas-
sengers at the immigration station. The
Atlantis has a general cargo aboard which
will be landed and she will sail tomor-
row afternoon with a full passenger list
for Vera Cruz ditect.
The following are the refugees who ar-
rived this morning and who will be held
at the Immigration station until Monday:
Joseph Krlmer M. D. Flower J l.
Wade. Theo Menken Oeorge Goldsmith
Ceorge Goldsmith Jr. Marie Goldsmith
Harold Cramer. J Toung Kate Young.
Minnie i oung Iela Young. Benjamin
Young K. J Abel!. J. McCoy J. V. Dono-
hue. P. S. Wetherbee Beula Britain.
l"erry Brltlan Albert Brackett C. Brack-
tt H. Brackett M. Brackett. Elmer
I lawes Anthony Pevlne P. Bent; Louis
1 Smith Klec Smith E. Ferris 8. Ferris
- era Belief free aw Paras! Feat kmrHHmt Oraeed t ramtw
Palm Beach Suits $5
Of genuine registered Palm Beach
Cloth;strap or box pleat Norfolk
models; knickerbockers are full
peg top with belt loops and
watch pocket sizes 5 to 18
Extra Knickerbockers sizes
5 to 1 8 years $1.50.
Boys'.GirlslaCadetM Hose 25c
Hand finished heels no seams
guaranteed stockings 25c.
The aeeili'e Oreateat SWfe tor Wee aad e.
Charles Calne Joseph Lykes Harry La
Tulls J. B. Leyendecker.
Tolegrsph Linemen Hanged.
Pursuant to orders received last night
from Admiral Sir Christopher Craddock
commander of the fourth Hrltlsh cruiser
squadron tho Leyland line steamship
Antllllan will sail for Vera Oral Sunday
morning for the purpose of taking on
The passengers aboard the Atlantla
tell many giues. tnf stories of the atroci-
ties of the .M-xiean federal forces ex-
hibiting sevtra! photographs of Mexican
rebels hanging irom the trees where they
we"e muidered by the federals.
one pusseng-r told of five telegraph
linmen wot king near a station nine
miles from Taniplco and on a line be-
longing to the federal government. A
federal troo;i train passed by. and with
no excuse except thirst for blood shot
the five linemen and hanged one each at
five dlffeient stations.
ALL AMERICANS OUT OF TAMPICO.
Such Is Report Mid. by Admiral Mays to
(Auacuittd Prtti Rtport.)
WASHINGTON. April 24. The navy
department today received reports that
the steamer Esperanza has left Vera Crux
via Tamplro for Galveston with refugees
on board. The Jason slso will go to Gal-
veston stopping at Tuxpam for refugees.
The gunboat Nashville was sent south
from Vera Crus to pick up refugees at
Reports from Mexico to the navy de-
partment also stated that refugees were
boarding American war vessels at nearly
all the ports where ships have been sta-
tioned. The fuel ship Justin with H refugees
left Guaymas and will go to San Fran-
cisco stopping at San Olego. Thirty-
seven American refugees were reported on
board I lie Glacier at Topolobampo. Ad-
mit! Mayo reported that the collier Cy-
clops hsd been sent north to Gslveston
from Taoiptco carrying J50refugees. Tne
steamer T'rinldad was chalered at Tsin-
plco and loaded with 2"i Americans
bound for Galveston. One hundred em-
ployes of the Huasteca company at Tain-
plco also are on their way to Galveston
in a yacht. . .
In a dispatch from Vera Crus dated
April 25 Admiral Badger reports the fol-
lowing from Admiral Mayo at Tamplco:
"The Patterson and Paulding have ar-
rived at Tuxpam. The Esperanza sailed
for Galveston with U0 Vera Cruz refu-
gees anc 220 lampico refugees. Tha
Pixie sailed lor Galveston with 67S refu-
gees Th; Connecticut sailed for Gal-
vston with 41 J i5fuges The total num-
ber of tefugees. including other ships not
mentioned sent to Galveston. Is 164.
"So tar ns is known all Americans ara
out of the district around Tamplco."
REFUGEES FROM CHIHUAHUA.
Trsln Bearlno Over 100 Americana Ex-
pected at Juarez Saturday.
KI. PASO. Texas. April 24 A special
train bringing American refugees from j
w-.a i f l..a h a tarral Kanlil Rur.
bara and other points In the state of
Chihuahua Is expected to arrive In Juarex
early Saturday morning. There Is said
to be over 100 American men. women and
children on board. Most of them are
emploves of the large mining companies
and o'thr enterprises owned by Ameri-
can capital which have been closed down
and all AmerlflRn employes ordered out.
Mrs. Marlon F. Letcher wife of the
American consul at Chihuahua and their
familv are aboard the special train.
AMMUNITION WAS LOADED.
Largest Shipments Since 18W Wirt Sent
(Astccialt d Prtis Rcforl.)
STONV POINT. N. Y April 24 The
largest shipments of explosives and am-
munition since the Spanish-American
war. ieft the Iona Island Naval arsenal
jesterdav. The consignment of powder
shells and explosives weighing about
200000 pounds wan conveyed on tug
boats to warships stationed at the New
York navy yard.
Ammunition has been leaving the Is-
land for 10 days .the total shipments to
date Including the shells aggregate mora
than 1.000000 pounds.
AMERICANS SAFE AT ENZENAOA.
Report of Conditions on West Coast of
Mexico Relayed by Wireless.
WASHINGTON April 24. 8afety of
Americans reported to be menaced by
Mexicans at fcnxenada on the west coast
of Mexico was reported to the navy de-
partment tonight In a relayed wireless
dlspatoh from Lieutenant Jensen com-
manding the monitor Cheyenne reporting
his arrival ofl Ensenada.
n n I r
Was Told to Maintain Neutral
Message Sent Rebel Oeneral After
Conference With State Depart-
ment by Eebel Rep-
resentatives. (Auocialtd Prm Rtforl.)
WASHINGTON April 24 After a con-
ference at the state department with Sec-
retary Bryan representatives of the con-
stitutionalists here late today telegraphed
Oeneral Carransa advising that he main-
tain a neutral attitude toward the United
States In Its difficulty with the Huerta
The message to General Carransa it
was said contained what virtually wai
the reply of the United Htiites to his note
of several days ago protesting against
the occupation of Vera Cruz. The con-
stitutionalists In the conference were as-
sured that no offense movement from
Vera Cruz was contemplated by the
L ulted States and that as soon as repara-
tion and amends could be for. e. from
the Huerta faction the customs house
In that city would tie turned hack to au-
thorities duly constituted to receive It
Iater Secretsry Bryan said representa-
tions had been communicated to the
Brazilian minister at Mexico City to ob-
tain protection for former American em-
ployes on th. Tehuantepec railroad
The secretary said so far as be i .tuM
learn there has been no rioting at Mex-
ico City directed particularly against
FEDERALS AT PIEDRAS NEQRAS.
Town Reoccuplsd and Eagle Pass Citizens
Organized Home Ouard.
(Auocwttd Prtu Rtfort.)
KAOLK PASS. April 24.- liedrss Ne-
?;rs. Mexico was reoccupled by a small
orce of federals under Ma) r T Garcia of
the volunteers today About 100 men re-
turned to the town from Allende. 15 miles
away where the main body of federals Is
camped. Major Garcia will police the
town and prevent the looting of the stores
Five automobiles today went to Nava
where 12 Americans had gathered at the
request of General Guajardo. The auto-
mobiles retun.ed this evening through
the federal lines with the refugee Amer-
icans. A committee of safety has been organ-
ized by the cltlsens of Kagle Pass snd
night guard companies have been formed.
At 9 o'clock the streets are deserted and
sll saloons and places of amusement
Several troops of the fourteenth cav-
alry arrived here this evening from patrol
stations along the Rio Grande.
VILLA REASSURED GENERAL SCOTT.
Saluted American Commander and Said
He Should Have No Anxiety.
(Auocialtd Prtu Rtfort.)
WASHINGTON April 24. "Just had an
Interview with Villa. He wishes to salute
you affectionately and say you need have
This message waa delivered today to
General Hugh Scott assistant chief of
staff of the army from Dr. Carlos E.
Husk of El Paso. Oeneral Scott has
known Villa for some time the two hsv-
lug faced each other across the Klo
Grande for many weeks at El Paso and
OH Man Reported Missing.
(Auonttd Prtu Rtport. )
PITTSBURG. April M. United States
District Attorney Humes today asked
the State department to locate William
K. Chesney Butler county oil man. who
recently laft Tamplco for the Interior of
Mexico. His friends fear for hLs safety
as they have heard nothing from him
since March 17.
CASYORIA For Infants and CiiiliiMn.
Tilt Kind Yoo HafeAlwais Bought
Wash Suits $2.50
Beach models with bloomer or
straight pants; plain white colors
and fancy trimmed sizes 2 1-2
to 9 years; price $2.50.
Boys' Union Snits at 50c
Nainsook or Poros-Knit 2 to
1 6 years.
Bovs1 Straw Hats $1 $1.50
Soft roll and stiff brim models
assorted colors and band at
two prices $1 and $1.50.
TO THE GRANDSTAND
(Houston Port SptcUl.t
AUSTIN Texas April 34. It la
the belief of Governor Colquitt that
Morris Sheppard made a big
grandstand play In offering his ser-
vices to President Wilson in caaa
the National Ouard Is called upon.
"Everyone knows that theaa
matters are left with the governors
of the State to determine. If ha
makes application to me I shall
change my mind" said the govern-
0BREG0N REFUSED TO
UNITE WITH FEDERALS
Spurned Gen. Teller's Invitation to
Combine Forces to Resist Suppos-
ed American Invasion.
Associated Frtss Report.)
DOUci.as. Ariz.. April 24 The text Of
telegrams in which General Joaquin Tel-
lez federal commander at the port of
Guaymas. Invited tle rebel goncial. AI-
varo Obregon to J In forces against the
Americans have been made public here
The moment has arrived when our own
differences should be forgott-Mi in the
common defense of the fatherland.'' Tel-
lex wired "I now call upon you nnd
your troops to unite with us In a con-
certed effort In behalf of our nation."
The abominable crime which the trai-
tor and assassin Huerta has just com-
mitted against the Mexican people In de-
liberately provoking foreign invasion can
not be given a name from the pages of
civilised history. The constitu ionallst
army will protest against such ilo'ila as
Huerta now is committing If the Amer-
icans should Insist on an invasion without
first giving General Carranza the hear-
ing due him from President Wilson then
It will be time for the constitutionalist
army to struggle against the .nvusinii.
We can not unite with your cotup:
ASKED TO DELAY MONTEREY FIGHT
Request ef Commander of Federals Re-
jected by Rebels.
( Houston Pest i'e !o.l
CIUlirAH i'.' Jlex. April :'4 General
Pablo Gonzalet today telegraphed Gen-
eral Carranza that the commander of
the federal I rces defending Monterey
sgairm the nttack of the constitutionalist
troops had requested him to suspend the
attack on the town because tof he prob-
able war with the United States and
to Join with the federals in case of an
American invasion. Gonzales answered
thst he would nol onslder such a propo-
sition and th.it the battle for the IKs-
sesslon of tin Ity w-"uld i;o on
Alarmed at the possibility of war and
that Mexn ai.s would make r. prlsnls the
American nlojiy of l'arra! and that dis-
trict wired Governor Manuel Chao today
asking for protection. Hs replied he had
instructed the chief of amis at Parral to
glv every protection to foreigners and
that if they dlJ not care to stay tn Par-
ral he would tumi!.h them a special train
and military escott to the border.
lsadot FaN la of the foreign relations
departtin nt of the constitutionalist gov-'
ernmei.t toa:.y tailed on the foreign con-
suls ii this city and assured them that
the cor-'titnilonalist government would
gjtrantee evi rv protec tion to foreigners
living In ccnstitutioimlist territory.
Torpedo Boats to Galveston.
t f 'KJio" fojf Sptiial.)
TOKT AKTH1H. Texas. April 24.
The torpedo boats Sterrett Terry Mon-
aphan iind Walke have been ordered to
leave tomorrow for Galveston. The Mo
Call ri mains here for further orders.
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