The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 28, Ed. 1 Monday, April 27, 1914 Page: 1 of 14
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HOUSTON TEXA8. MONDAY. APRIL 27 1914J
PRIcis 5 CENTS
VOL. 29. NO. 23.
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OF THE U. S. CITIZENS
Thirty Men Women and Children Saved From
Aob by Soldiers Are Prisoners.
AMERICAN CLUB OFFICIALS ARE
HELD PRISONERS AT THE CAPITAL
AU Officials of American Mercantile and Mexico City Bank-
ing Companies Arrested for Refusing to Give
Money to Huerta.
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r iVERA CRUZ April 26. More than 30 Americans men women
and children trying to leave the country were taken from a train at
Aguas Calientes and imprisoned in the smelter there .according to
advices received here today.
Among them was Gaston Schutz United States consul at Aguis
Some of the others are Miss Kay matron at Aguas Calientes
hotel; Mr. and Mrs. A. B.. Culver Mr. and MYs. F. H. Peyton and
their two children Mrs. .H. Riehlmann and four children Mr. Schutx
wife of the American consul ; C L. Baker general manager of the
American Smelting and Refining company; E. H. Hearn H. D.
Wilde Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Harroun and their daughter F. H. Mc-
'Auley Mr. Patridge. C. F. Lucas J. I. Henderson Mrs. A. B. Emery
Walter Eikel A. W. Ochs W. H. Hendrickson of the Lafe Mining
company Mr. Kenyon Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Lee H. H. Hollingsworth
and wife P. W. Jones Mr. Sorrell.
A drunken mob at Encarnacion entered the train and ordered
all Americana of the cars declaring they- were to be killed.
iWhile the Americans were parleying with the mob a small party of
Mexican soldiers appeared. Their officers protested against the
summary execution of the Americans and had them taken to Aguas
Calientes where American Consul Schutz Railway Superintendent
Thomas and a number of railway
ber of captives all of whom were
Another ptvrty of Amrtcn refua
flclnc from A town In th BUU of
Au CaJlantaa nu driven from th.
train and marooned at th. ataUon of
K. M. Van Zandt president of the
American dub and all trustee and of-
ficer of the club are under arrest In
Mexico city according to news reaching
hare. Among those detained are M. C.
M. Agramonte. a general during the War
Between the State; W. I Vail J. B.
Buchanan. WIlMam A. Parker. C. O.
Kay. B. Marr and Charles Taeger the
club manager who also Is a veteran of
the American War Between the States.
All officials of the American Mercantile
Believed There Trl-Color Was
Floated by U. S.
Mexican Newspaper Declares That
Wilton Ordered Signal Honor
to Mexican People by the
Houston Post Staff Special.
CHIHUAHUA April 21. The following
was published today In Vlda Nuevo the
leading constitutionalist organ of th
State and caused a great deal ot re-
joicing: "According to advices received here
which although not official are from a
eourc believed to be absolutely reliable.
It I said that as soon aa General Car-
rtuisa' not was received by President
Won and his cabinet at Washington th
American government wirelessed Admiral
Fletcher that th Mexican tricolor be
displayed from all the main buildings of
?ea Cms as a proof that notwithstand-
ing the occupation th Prt by Ameri-
can marines the sovereignty of Mexico
was unaualled by tb naval farces occu-
pying tb city.
"Thli news has filled with Joy th
barU of 11 tru Mexican who so In
this action on the part f th United
Btaa a disposition to refrain from hurt-
ing th feeling of th people of Mexico
although to punish th uraurper Huerta
they had been compelled to Invade Mexl-
sa toll. : .
Expert to Oet Vers Crvr.
'4n ' aa unofflcUl manner it la also
known that th Mom Is prevalent in
Washlagtoit that should the military
partm.nl t t . tntl tutlonall.t govern -m.r.t
bauav It JuttttlaM the govern-
- that' Cnlud Btt is willing to
' tura over Vr Cms to the constitution
employes were added to the num
locked in the smelter.
Banking company and the Mexico City
Banking company also are In custody In
the capital. The offloers of the ban
were arrested because they refused to
contribute money to the Mexican gorern
ment. The American grocery was burned I
and an attempt made to fire the Ameri-
can club. Three other American stores
were looted. Hand bin urging tb popu-
lace to burn American business houses
are being circulated In the capital.
A number of American women In Mex-
ico City who otherwise might hav some
to Vera Cms on the refugee train refwsed
to leave their husbands. The order against
leaving Mexico City Appear not to have
applied to them.
Washington Officials Expect
Project to FaiL
Bryan and Treaties Pending Taken
to Hate Had Much to Do
With Acceptance of
By W. 8. Oard
Houston rott Btafl Cerreesendent.
WABHINQTOK Apri li. Following
the first wave of surprise and Indignation
mhlch marked the announcement of th
aoceptane by tb administration of me-
diation by Argentina Braall and Chll la
aa effort to prevent formal declaration of
war by the United State against Mexico
official Washington had calmed down to-
day and appears disposed to give Secre-
tary Bryan his Anal opportunity to adjust
our affairs with Mexico by diplomacy tt
It will result In th saving of human lit.
This correspondent has been unable to
find a single Individual In high place or
In a position to know th situation In
Mexloo who will predict a favorable out-
come for th proposed mediation. It it
suoceods all th credit will go to the
There were many expressions of ap-
proval of th turn which President Wilson
gave th not to th representative ot
tb three South American countries whe
h made It clear that he would not reoede
from his demand that Huerta retire ana
added that preparations for aggreaslvo
action on the part of this country would
not be suspended by th framing of th
mediation program. Official Washington
took this to moan that nothing Is to b
permitted to occur now that will d.ley
th xcuUon f th plan of the war and
(Continued oa Pag Three.)
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Houston Calendar for Today.
Meeting of tho aee4 Ward Clvle club
at s. m.
Ret-lar meeting ef tke North tide Crvlo
tOvb t I s n.
Regular meeting of the Houston olty
council at 4 p. m.
ewelal meeting ef the Mothers' club of
Lwkkook eckoel at I a. m.
Rice Institute ot 4:0 a. m. fteuttv
ehamker admlnletratloet building tenth
witverwty Mtenale" lecty re en "kom. Aa.
aoets of English and Amortcan Literature
Ktho Nineteenth Conturv." by gtoeWon
AMot) "Smereen tke littilwlduallot."
Majeetle Theater Vaodevllle matinee
and ax gift.
Isle Theater "Doloroo O'Ards" and
Queen Theater "Th Tange Craso"
and other picture.
rrnee Theater Drama ef "Creation"
afternoon and night.
HTOH L. bTONI. a Routes tiwyrr wae
partes an at vm Crua.
TWgSTT-ONB HrNDIIBO RRrCOKKg from
Taaapleo aad Trra Ores at OalTMtot tela
tkrt Iliac UM of serried fniht aad ceast-
tlon la tea Maxtcaa city.
THIRTY AbTgaicAM RKFTOKS wer. taken
fraaa a traia at Afaae OaUaetra ky a Mtifc
raa awe kat wtf. reerwt froat dratk ky
Wad ( feSmla. was mom kola tkeai prte-
ara Is a aaMltrr at that la.
HQ AMERICAN aav. rt beta tianrtfd by
Mfakaa frearala aecerdlac to id'tcti r-
rlTt It Weaktaartaa maa coaral caaaaa at
Vre Oraa. aet a aae.itari.Mat of tk 41a-
oelOjoa ef prtoin at Oareoka waa ade
tUI law la Vent
fX ETCHER Saeland
PROTtXTION for tke treat rerbwatiea aa
at Taaaa. Arte. wa. aakad ky Qewaor Heat
f tkat gut.
CONStX ORNKRAL SRAKktUN tt report te
Waabiaatoa toM ef aia aenew eacas freaa
BMka Is Mulce City.
OEMCRAL CARRAMA declared art seta te
FrMleaat Wllao ba aeaa aataeadantoiid aad
tkat It waa aot lottaoad aa a aoetll. aa-
I'NITKD STATES CONITt. GENERAL HAN-
A waa kxkfi ap by the flMlat frala at
Halm; aad reatatael la )all aatll Mteaaed
THE alftilk laharry krlcade will arrir. la Bl
THI faertk field artillery aallod fieta Oal-
veataa te Ten Craa.
riTB BATTERIES frea Port Rlter for La-
rede. El Paaa Browaavllle aad Part lam
easeaa wer reatil tkreegk.
TWO BaXhBor fartUlaar plaaU war
wlta ai.aao.ww waa.
OBOROE P. BARB aresfdeat of the PWUoel-
pkla aad Beadlag railroad died .t kia koaa.
BBVEN were killed and 12 rataetaf la Colorede
atrlk. war aad federal tmea kef bee
aakad tor te aid aUittta.
TWO PBRflOwg were injured waea aa aate-
SMkUe toned tortle at Rio anno City.
BCILOINO OPERATIONS tk. sew Catkolte
or boot at Part Artkw will be aurtee at
I. L. B HTNT a Raa Astasia who waa cap-
tured by Haerta eoMlere aed ordmd -located
waa declare te bo a Brldak subject.
MRS. CLARA BETIER praaalaed flaaarial aid
to tk Daughter ef tke Republic to reader It
nary roc as aoauaaiea te tae AlaaM to
AMERICAN LEAQTJB: gt- Loai. a. Detroit 1;
Clavalaad 4. Cktcas. 1.
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Claclnaatl S. tt. Leols
t; Plttabarg Ckleite
FEDERAL LBAOTJE: IxUuipolti g gc
LaeU S; Eaaaaa Oty 1J Ckleass 4.
TEXAS LEAGUE: Hoaate S. gaa Aa tools 2;
Waea tTAartla 0: OelTeetea S. BeaaaMSt 1.
SOUTHERN LEAOCB: Naakvtne 1. Menpbla
0; New Oc lease t Moatgeaaary 0; Mobil. 7
PRICE ef raaoilae la Heestoa aj lower tfeaa
It baa bcae la five yeara.
RATE CONTENTION ef Ten. flartott will
be bald at Waco ea May 4 art e.
ILLrBTBATED LBCTCBB areartet tad are-
akrlpal bead Bieeeed lerge aediaare at city
MEMORIAL DAT wae aturril by twe rkap-
tere ot tke Deagkisre ef tke Caatederacy
aad Dtcfe Dewnag eaais.
DELEGATES atteedlag Netleoel Editorial aa-
eereatto caavaaitbM at Hoaatroa will be tea-
end barbecee at Sogarlaad Moaday.
e -aw r
Will Inrade Ulster.
(Amtittd Prtu Jtreerf.)
LONDON April II. Confirmation has
been received that th authorities are
preparing to nxnre troops Into Ulster and
It Is rumored that martial law will be
SPANISH AMDASSADOIT ADVISED HUERTA
ACCEPTED OFFER OF THREE NATIONS TO
BRING ABOUT AN AMICABLE SETTLEiffll
(WASHINGTON April 26. Spanish Ambassador Riano an-
nounced late tcitight that he had received private advices from Mex-
ICO Vuy staling inai oncrai nucrra naa acccpicu uic uuti vi
tina Brazil and Chile to use their good offices in bringing about an
amicable settlement of the difficulty between the United State and
This information though unofficial was accepted as authentic
by the ambassador who expects to be prepared to place General
Huerta's formal acceptance before the representatives of the three
South American republics tomorrow.
The interests of the Huerta government in the United States
were taken Over by the Spanish embassy when Charge Algara left
Washington. Ambassador Riano received the offer of good offices
from the three peace envoys last night after the offer had been ac-
cepted by President Wilson. It was cabled immediately to the
Spanish minister at Mexico City and by him presented to President
When the formal acceptance from Mexico City is in hand the
South American diplomats will be ready to proceed with their plan
no intimation of the nature of which as yet has been given. It gen-
erally has been understood here however that the peace envoys ex-
pect to deal directly with the aituation created by the Tampico inci-
dent and other offenses against the honor and dignity of the United
States hoping touring about a peaceful settlement
Administration officials appeared to be much gratified at the
prospect of having the proposals of the great South American re-
publics listened to by General Huerta. Until the nature of the plan
is known no officer oi the administration will make any comment.
Negotiation of Bool Valu.
While the beginning of poac parleys
did not affect war and navy department
aeUvltle In planning for any eventuali-
ties which might result yet It did Intro-
duce a hopeful feeling Into the situation.
Administration officials themselves feared
Huerta would not listen to peac pro-
posal now. but ther was a unanimity of
feeling that th period of negotiation
would be a life saver for Americans try.
Ing to reach point of safety.
Official reallte. too that vn though
th first fforts of the South American
envoy may not succeed the mean of
communication of which It open for th
d'icuaslon of peac at any future tlm
will be Invaluable.
Th three envoys admit tb delicacy
of their task but ar optimistic Tbey
are anxious that their effort may lnchid
a settlement of the whole Mexican prob-
lem. They take the view however that
tbey have not been committed In advano
to any line of procedure. In particular
thy reent published reports that on of
the underlying purpoees of tlfelr good of-
fices was to bring about the elimination
Thus far Ihelr efforts have been direct-
ed solely to adjusting difficulties between
the United Stat and th Huerta govern-
ment. They have opened ao negotiation
with the conatitutlonailsta but th latur
hav been informed by their Junta her
of the development! la the parlays.
Settlement by American.
Incidentally the proffer by BraaU. Ar-
gentina and Chile of their good offlcss and
its prompt acceptance by the United States
are regarded in official and dlprocnatlo
circles as notice to the world that nations
of this hemisphere stand for th settle-
ment of American questions by Amer-
icana. Latin American diplomatists look on
th mediation proceedings as of far reach-
ing importance. They bUv th South
Amortcan republics acted in sincere good
will to the United State and In sympathy
for Mexico: and that they were prompted
to make their proffer wholly dlalntereat-
edly in an effort to maintain "tb cordial-
ity and union which hav always sur-
rounded the relation of th governments
and people of America."
The Joint action of the governments of
Braxil. Argentina and Chile H was
learned today had Its inception on the
occupation by the United States of Vera
Crui. It Is pointed out that their action
was entirely voluntary. Whether their
efforts succeed or not. official generally
bellev the moral effect will b tre-
mendous throughout th wool of Latin
America. Today the mediators war In
conference formulating plan which are
tentative until Huerta replies to th
communication forwarded Inst night
Plans for further action were being con-
sidered by the mediators but no intima-
tion of their charcter was dlacloeed.
Th mediator found tholr ooUoagu in
th Latin American dlpeomatic service
deeply gratified at th attitude assumed
by th United States through its prompt
acceptance of the mediation otTor. Nws
of it was cabled immediately to vry
Scuth and Central Araerteaa capital. The
state department also notified American
ambassadors and ministers of the Incep-
tion of the negotiations.
No Slackening ef War Move.
Hop for peace yet no slackening In
preparation for war wa tho spirit of
today's developments In the Mexican
President Wilson hopeful though not
confident that war may b averted
through the efforts of Argon Una. Brazil
and Chile conferred with Secretary Gar-
rison approving order for tho Joint Juris-
diction of th army and th navy over
Vara Crui and vicinity when Brigadier
Oaneral Funston who would be In com-
mand there arrives tomorrow to relnforoo
Admiral Fletcher' forces.
Tension over the one phase of the sit-
uation which may at any moment upset
peace plana th safety of Americans In
Mexico City and other Interior points-
was partially relieved by the announce-
ment of Secretary Bryan that through
the Britlah embassy her the Huerta
officials and Admiral Fletcher had ar-
ranged for the saf departure of Amer-
ican from th Mexican capital and th
free xodu of Mexicans from Vera Cms.
Thomas B. Hohler first secretary of the
British legation In Mexico City. Uklng a
dValnleed of Mexicans from Vera Cru
fo Mexico City Informed General Huerta
that th American force wr not re-
straining Mexicans from leaving there
and was assured that Americans conse-
quently would be allowed to leave tho
capital as they pleased.
Expected Huerta te Accept.
Admiral Fletcher' declaration of mar-
tial law at Vara Crui was approved by
officials here who reallte his difficulties
with house to house sharpshooters and
concealed anemlea. while extreme meas
ures will be taken while peac plans ar
Well posted members of tho diplomatic
eorp were of tho opinion tonight that
Huerta would accept the proposal of good
office and that th acceptance. In prin-
ciple at least would not be long deferred.
They pointed out that It would be diffi-
cult and almost ungracious for him not to
consider such a friendly tender coming
from countries largely of hi own rao
and language. Also they felt that he was
fully aware that the rejection of the offer
would probably lead to tuch a definite
breach as would in.vitably bring on a
conflict In which there could be but on
THRU SAILORS BADLY WOUNDID.
First Report en Condition ef Men it Vera
(Atitit4 rVear Kceerv.)
WASHINGTON April !. First new
on tb condition of th American marines
and sailors wounded In the fighting at
Vera Cms came to the navy department
lata tonight In a diapatch from Rear Ad-
miral Badger. Three of the men wer
reported In a criUcaJ condition but with
hops for recovery and three In a aerioua
condition. All others were progressing
CrIUcally wounded: Clifford M. Quill-
men. seaman: Michael Fitsgerald ser-
geant: Edward A. Olibourne. electrician.
Seriously wounded: George P. Kins-
man ordinary seaman; Jeremiah O. Peo-
ples private; Edward P. Peterson private.
ORDERED FROM CITY
Vera Cruz Order Aroused Protest and Impera-
tive Order Was Amended.
NO AMERICAN PRISONERS HAVE BEEN
INJURED IS REPORT TO CANADA
American Consul Ascertained That Fact but Many Are.
Prisoners iq Hands of the Mexicans and Have
VERA CRUZ April 26. Rear Admiral Frank F. Fletcher com-
manding the American naval forces on shore today issued a procla-
mation placing the city of Vera Cruz under martial law.
Definite instructions from Rear Admiral Badger commander in'
chief of the Atlantic fleet to all noncombatants to leave Vera Cru
by the steamer Mexico were posted at the consulate and other con-
spicuous places today. .
Americans and other foreigners were panic stricken when the
notice was posted that all American noncombatants must leave the
city by 4 odock. Many refused to obey the order in spite of its
Apparently the first notice was posted by mistake as substitute
orders later were posted and explained that the steamer Mexico would
sail this afternoon and that all wishing to go to Galveston must go
The explanation was offered that food supplies and housing
accommodations rapidly were becoming serious problems and there
was danger of disease through overcrowded conditions. It was in-
timated that this might be the last opportunity for some time for.
refugees to reach the United States.
Consul Canada replying to questions of those caught short oi
funds gave assurances that the United States had been caring for
such persons at the ports where they were landed and was providing
Up to the present Consul Canada ascertained that no American
in his district has been even injured since the beginning of the opera-
tions although many are held by the Mexicans and threats of exe-
cution have been made.
No intimation has been received that Huerta proposes to release
the Americans some of them women and children held at Cordoba
Orizaba Pachucal Aguas Calientes and other places.
No Disturbance on Coast.
Wireless report to Bear Adnttral Bad-
ger state that no disturbances have oc-
curred in th. coast towns. The American-Hawaiian
liner Dakotan arrived to
U. S. OFFICIAL LEFT LOCKED IN
PRISON BY DEFEATED FEDERALS
Humiliated and Expecting to Be Shot He Was Liberated
Wbeo Rebels Captured Monterey
(Autcilii Prtu Xryerl.)
WASHINGTON. April . United
States Consul General Philip C Hanna
at Monterey reported to Secretary Bryan
tonight that he had been humiliated and
placed in Jail by Mexican federal offi-
cials on April il and left behind the bars
until released two days later by the con-
stitutionalists when they captured th
Mr. Henna's message to Secretary
Bryan was dispatched today from Mon-
terey. Tk secretary took It to th Whit
House at one and it was the subject of
a long oenforence between him and Presi-
dent Wilson. Mr. Hanna reported that
he had bean courteously treated by the
Dishonored American Flsg.
Consul Hanna'i telegram follows:
"Monterey Mexico April 26. 1914.
"Secretary of State Washington D. C.
Aprtl lath 1 p. m. On the 21st of
day from Puerto Mexico with KV1 Amer-
ican rafugeas. JKost of them came from
plantations In the sugar districts and
abandoned almost everything when they
(Continued on Page Two.)
April a federal military officer Captain
Alvares del Castillo evidently Instructed
by the federal military commander to
tear down all American flags arrived at
thl consulate general with a street mob
which he had gathered about 4 o'clock
in the afternoon and pounded In the
door ani demanded that the American
flag on this consulate general be imme-
diately lowered or he would shoot It down.
The other federals proceeded to tear
down all American flags standing on
them making speeches through the city
of Mont ere v burning some of them and
tearing them up and leaving them piled .
In the middle of the street.
Consul Taken Prleoner.
'It was the most Insulting act I ef '
any of the people of Monterey ever hav V
witnessed. They then placed a polio) J
guard In front of this consulate general '
and all the Inmates In this building wr V
considered prisoners. J .
"The next morning about 10 o'clock .'
police lieutenant arrived with a force ot
rne.t and advised me that be had beeit
Instructed to search the building. Tint
Insulting search was completed abowt
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