The Herald-Sentinel. (Cordell, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1914 Page: 2 of 8

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J And Laughs at the Idea cf "Fighting j
the Yankees"—Wilson States His
Portion Plainly in Replying
To Note from Gen. Carranca
^ XCash'.ngtcn.—Gen. Camera pro-
tests the Americas "invasion" and i
Gen. Villa ears :t is all right. As a
result of the uncertain attitude of J
the rebels, the embargo an arms is
The position of Gen. Carranza is :
stated in the following note to Presi-
dent Wilson:
"The Mexican nation, the real peo-
Peace Negotiations Do Not Check Ar-
tillery and Cavalry
j Galveston, Texas—The note of
peace sounded in the mediation nego-
tiation proposed by the three South
un l KR nuuir 10 int rnuruoi lean trouble found no echo here in the _
hurried preparation to embark an ad c . .
Admiral Fletcher Places Vera Crux ditiona! fighting force to vera Cruz 8ober N tive* Decry Possibility of
Under Martial Law, to Stop
Fighting and Disorders.—
News From the Front
Washington. — Pan-American diplo-
macy has made its first attempt to
solve the Mexican crisis by peaceful
The United States government ac-
cepted from Argentine, Brazil and
Chile a formal offer to act as Interme-
diaries in the present situation, but re-
servedly pointed out that an act of
aggression by tne military forces or
hostile demonstrations toward Amer-
icans might upset hopes of Immedi-
ate peace.
Colncidentally with the acceptance
of the mediation offer, administration
officials announced there would be no
cessation of preparation by the army
and navy for future emergencies nd
no orders would be issued to the
naval forces at Vera Cruz or the ships
t sea changing original plans. No
further steps, however, to secure re-
pration for the Indignities which gave
rise to the present situation will be
attempted while the effort is being
made to bring about a settlement
through the elimination of Huerta
upon which the United States has In-
sisted, from the beginning.
Notification of the offer of media-
tion was sent not only to the diplo-
matic representatives of Argentine,
Brazil and Chile In Mexico City, but to
General Carranza and the constitu-
tionalists in northern Mexico
Spanish Ambassador Kinao hs re-
ceived advices from Mexico City stat-
ing that General Huerta had accept-
ed the offer of Argentine, Brazil and
Vera Cruz Under Martial Law.
Vera Cruz.—Vera Cruz is under
martial law. Rear Admiral Frank F.
Fletcher, commanding the American
naval forces on shore, issued a proc-
lamation to this effect and the last
opportunity Mexicans had for hand-
ling their own affairs in Vera Cruz
under their own laws disappeared.
Admiral Fletcher and his staff de-
termined there should be no more
quibbling with the Mexican officials
regarding forms of government and
until further notice residents of this
port will live and be judged by mili-
tary law. The word has gone forth
that disorder and unrullness In any
form shall receive swift and severe
This proclamation makes Rear Ad-
miral Fletcher absolute ruler ashore.
It is believed the martial law proc-
lamation will open the way for more
of the city and federal employes to
return and co-operate in restoring the
local government functions. Mexirans
point out that thtse men now will be
in a position to explain to their friends
and the existing government at the
capital (hat under martial law they
felt obliged to return to their work.
| The quartermaster's department was j
rushed with work of refitting the
\ freighter San Marcos into an army
j transport, and the steamship, loaded
J with supplies sailed with a troop of i
the 8ixth cavalry and battery F of
the Fourth field artillery.
The army here is moving all its
available field artillery into Vera Cruz
to be prepared in event of a long cam-
paign of fighting in the mountain
passes to Mexico City should war be
declared. Three hundred and fifty ar-
tillery and cavalrymen boarded the
San Marcos. With the sixteen moun-
tain guns that were sent away on the
Saltillo, there will be nearly a regi-
ment of artillery ready to take the
field at Vera Cruz within the week.
While Brigadier General G. G. Davis
in command of the army here, would
give no hint of plans for moving troops
it was reported that artillery was be-
ing given preference over cavalry in
the dispatch of men to Vera Cruz.
There are now 300,000 rations at Vera
Cruz with additional supplies going
on the San Marcos. Colonel Krant-
hauf of the quartermaster's depart-
ment, said that the army had an addi-
tional three months' BupplleB in Gal-
veston ready to ship, including tents,
blankets and other camp equipment.
The freight compartments of the
San Marcos have been removed and
below decks there were installed
'standees" or iron berths, each one Maas.
War With the United States.—
Rebels Nearing Mex-
ico City.
Vera Cruz.—The more friendly atti-
tude displayed in the capital toward
foreigners in the last day or two was
explained when it was learned from
refugees arriving here that rebel sup-
porters In Mexico City had taken
stepB to change public opinion. They
circulated hand bills calling upon peo-
ple to protect Americans and de-
nouncing Huerta as the cause of the
landing of the American naval forces
at Vera Cruz and also as the author
of false Inflammatory statements pub-
lished in Mexico City.
In the hand bills the people were
called upon to join in a big parade in
order to show disapproval of Huerta's
attitude and to indicate their own
friendliness toward Americans.
The rebels are gaining ground in
the territory close to Mexico City.
Four hundred federal wounded were
brought into the capital from nearby
points. Where the battle was fought
the refugees did not know.
A train reaching here brought many
British. German and French residents,
but only five Americans. None of them
came direct from Mexico City. Some
of them had been prisoners of the
federals at Cordoba, others at Sole-
dad, the headquarters of General
Charles YfcrrrJirJs drowj
Elk Citv
W^Ptrry Freeman
mfloritBM Doye
Fr <3.«rick
Christopher Springer
C*JWC ->®U
Father and Mother of Chickasha Child'Twenty Years' Imprisonment for Fir-
May Be Fatally Injured j >nQ Granite Reformatory
accommodating three men. Two thou-
sand standees were recently brought
from San Francisco. The San Marcos
waft also fitted with stalls for the army
mules that pack the mountain guns on
their backs. Five hundred life pre-
servers were put about the San Mar-
cos. Those who sailed had five days'
rations in their haversacks.
Soldiere Fire Across Border, But No
Damage Is Done.
Laredo, T«x.—Hundreds of desti-
tute refugees trom Neuvo Laredo, in-
cluding those of all nationalities, are
now being sheltered on this aide of
the river. The town of Nuevo La-
redo on the Mexican side is a mass
of ruins, having been dynamited and
burned by the Mexican federals be-
fore evacuating the town.
There was some firing across the
river, but no one in Laredo was hurt.
Two Mexicans were killed, one of
them by a stray shot and the other
by accident.
There was some excitement when
the Mexicans fired across the border
at the United States soldlerB on pa-
trol duty, but it quickly subsided when
the federals retreated.
Heavy guards were placed at the
two international bridges to prevent
them from being blown up in case
the regulars returned.
Army Gathered In. ' +
An order that all arms be turned | +
In by residents brought to the' head- ♦
quarters of the provost marshal bush- *
els of small arms and stacks of rifles. | +
O'Shaughnessy la Safe.
Washington. — Neslon O'Khaugh-
nessy, American charge at Mexico
City, his family and staff and consul
General Shanklln and his staff arrived
in Vera Cruz from the Mexican eap-
Soldiers of all classes (esti-
mated) 45.000 to 60.000. Guns
Gunboat Bravo. 1,260 tons . . 8
Gunboat Morales, 1,260 tons 8
Gunboat Tampico, 980 tons S
Gunboat Vera Cruz. 980 tons 8
Training ship Zaragosa
as gunboat) 8
Two armed transports 10
Refugees say that prior to the
change in sentiment at the capital,
four Americans were seized by one
of the mobs, which insisted upon
lynching them, their lives were saved
by the intervention of the police,
whose commander promised the riot-
ers he would shoot the prisoners, but
who promptly released them.
Formal Flag Rising.
With all ceremony, the firing of a
salute and dress parade, the Ameri-
can flag was saised over the division
headquarters of Rear Admiral Frank
F. Fletcher. Over the customs house
the flag had been flying since the
landing of the American forces, but
until now there had been no ceremony
Indicating the fomral occupation of
Vera Cruz.
The transports with Brigadier Gen-
eral Funston's command aboard are
off the port, but there has been no in-
dication that the military forces will
be sent ashore at this time
Five Americans who arrived by
train from Mexico City were virtu-
ally expelled by President Huerta.
They had been arrested at Pachucha
for no known cause. They are Dr.
Hosklns. R. Chattion. J. Punston. G.
G. Smith and Mr. Maddox. !>r. Hos-
kins as subjected to rougher treat-
ment than the others because in his
pockets were found papers indicating
that he had once served as surgeon
in the United States army of volun-
teers. These men were sent to the
capital from Pachuca and Huerta or-
dered them to leave the country.
Railroad Reopened.
| Brownsville. Tex.—Operation of the
railroad between Matamoros and Mon-
terey was begun Sunday, following the
capture of Monterey by constitution-
alists. The road was suspended a rear
] ago. A tralnload of refugees from
I the interior was brought into the bor-
der city Monday. With the occupa-
tion of Nuevo Laredo by the rebels
1t is thought the National railroad
from Monterey to that point also will
be re-opened soon, under the direc-
tion of the constitutionalists.
General Carranza
pie of Mexico, have not recognized as
its executive a man who had pre-
tended to launch a blemish on its na-
tional integrity, drowning in blood its
'Victoriano Huerta is a culprit who
is amenable to the constitutionalist
government, today the only one, un-
der the abnormal circumstances of our
nation, which represents the national
sovereignty. The illegal acts commit-
ted by the usurper and his partisans
and those which they may perpetrate,
be they of an international character
as those which recently occurred at
the port of Tampico or of a democrat-
ic character, shall be tried and pun-
ished with inexibility and promptness
by the tribunals of the constitution*
alist government
President Wilson issued the follow-
ing comment on the Carranza state-
"I wish to reiterate with the great-
est earnestness the desire and inten-
tion of this government to respect in
every possible way the sovereignty
and independence of the people of
"The feeling and intention of the
government in this matter are not
based upon politics. They go much
deeper than that. They are based
upon a genuine friendship for the
Mexican people and a profound inter-
est in the re-establishment of their
constitutional system.
"Whatever unhappy circumstances
or necessities may arise this object
will be held steadily in view and pur-
sued with constant purpose, so far as
this government is concerned.
"But we are dealing with facts.
Wherever and whenever the dignity
of the United States is flouted, its
international rights or the rights of
its citizens invaded, or its influence
rebuffed, where it has the right to
attempt to exercise it this govern-
ment must deal with those in actua1
control It is now dealing with Gen-
eral Huerta in the territory he now
controls. That Be does not rightfully
control it does not alter the fact that
he does control it. We are dealing
moreover only with those whom he
commands and those who come to his
support. With these we must deal.
They do not lawfully represent the
people of Mexico. In that fact we
rejoice because our quarrel is not
with the Mexican people and we do
not desire to dictate their affairs.
But we must enforce our rightful de-
mands upon those whom the existing
authorities of the place where we act,
do, for the time being, represent.
That he will decline to be dragged
into a war with the United States by
anybody, was the statement made to
George C. Carothers. special agent of
the state department, at El Paso, by
General Francisco Villa.
"Why," he smiled as he threw an
irm about the broad shoulders of the
government representative, "all Eu-
rope would laugh at us If we went to
war with you. They would say that
little drunkard Huferta has drawn
them into a tangle at last' "
The general brought with him a
hundred woven rugs of the softest
ambs' wool as a present for General
3cott, who receptly left Fort Bliss to
become assistant chief of staff at
Washington. Carothers promised to
forward them with Villa's congratula
lions of the promotion.
Chickasha—A tornado which swept
the north part of Chickasha last week
resulted in the death of the 2-months
old child of William Asper, local man-
ager for the Western Oil Co., the per-
haps fatal injury of Asper and his
wife, and serious hurts to at least
five others. A cloudburst preceded
and accompanied the high wind.
Five houses in the addition were
completely demolished. That of As-
per disappeared entirely. The body
of the baby was found some distance
from the site of the house.
A stone seed house belonging to the
Apache Cotton Oil Co. was wrecked
and numerous outbuildings and small-
er structures tipped over or blown to
West of Chickasha a large barn be-
longing to J. W. Mayo was destroyed
and minor damage was reported north
and east for miles around. More
than an inch and a quarter of rain
well in Chickasha in a short time.
Mangum.—The district court of
j Greer county met in special session
last week for the purpose of taking
! up the cases of Dalah Moore, Jamea
I Campbell and Cyrus Medwell, three
| of the inmates of the Granite reforma-
I tory, charged with having set fire to
j the reformatory last winter. After
court convened the three defendants
. withdrew their pleas of not guilty and
j pleaded guilty to the crime of arson.
Judge G. A. Brown sentenced Dalah
Moore and James Campbell to twenty
years each imprisonment in the state
penitentiary at McAlester, and Cyrus
j Medwell to twenty years in the Gran-
its reformatory.
The case of Tim McKnight, charged
with pandering, was also taken up,
and the defendant pleaded guilty and
: received a sentence of three years in
the state reformatory at Granite.
Okalhoma City Buyer* Awarded Con-
tract to Supply 1,200 Head.
Ft. Reno —E. D. Davis, A. L. Young-
er and W. T. Hales, all of Oklahoma
City, were successful bidders for con- \
tracts to furnish 1,200 head of horses j
for the regular army, the bids being j
opened and the contracts awarded, by {
the officer in charge of the govern- i
ment station here.
Bids had been advertised for from I
Okalhoma and Texas, and the Okla-
homa offerings were the most reason-
able in price.
The contract calls for 900 cavalry
horses and 200 for the artillery. It
is provided that they must be de-
livered within fifty days from the time
the contracts are delivered to the bid-
Lower Rates Promised to Several
Pointa May 1st
Oklahoma City.—Lower passenger
rateB between states will go into ef-
fect May 1, according to the an-
nouncement of the local ticket offices
last week.
The tariffs have not been yet re-
ceived but the officials report that the
rates between Oklahoma City, Mem-
phis, Little Rock, St. Louis and Chi-
cago will be reduced to some extent.
The decrease in rates is due to the
act of congress providing that inter-
state rates should not be greater than
a total of local or state rates for the*
distance traveled.
Reinstatement of the 2-cent rate in
several states is responsible for the
Isolated County Seat Promised a Rail- Pierce Oil Corporation Loses $55,000-
road by October 1. Barrel Tank by Lightning
Beaver.—There is no longer any
doubt as to the completion of the
Beaver, Mad and Englewood railway
from Beaver to Forgan. Contracts
were signed up here last week for im-
mediate completion of the road as
soon as ties, steel and bridge material
can be gotten on the ground. The
contract requires the completion of
the road before October I, 1914.
Fleeing Prisoner Killed in Street.
Tulsa.—Frank Bridges, an ex-con-
vict, was shot and instantly killed
here by Deputy Sheriff Bob Atkins
when he attempted to escape after
being arrested by the officer on a
burglary charge. Bridges jerked free
from the deputy sheriff's grasp as he
was being taken to jail. Atkins com-
manded him to halt, and when he
failed to comply with the order the
officer fired three times, intending to
cripple him. Only one bullet took
effect. It pierced the fleeing man's
heart, entering from the back. eDath
was almost instantaneous.
Child Drowned in Pond While Playing
Wanette.—The five year old child
of Charles Kemp was drowned in a
pond while playing with other chil-
dren near here. The child reached
over to get something out of the water
and fell in head foremost.
Life Sentence Given Geo. Snodgrass
Poteau.—George Snodgrass, about
seventy years old, was convicted in
the district court here of the murder
of Harry McCabe, a barber of Spiro,
and sentenced to life imprisonment at
One Fatally Burned, Another Injured
Weatherford.—A small child of M.
Bostic, a farmer residing near Gho3t
Mound, was burned to death after
running into ashes of a straw stack
which had been set on fire. An older
child received serious burns
Tulsa.—Damage estimated at more
than $60,000 resulted from an elec
trical storm, when a 55,000 barrel
tank of oil was fired by lightning
The tank belonged to the Pierce 01?
corporation and was located on a tanh
farm west of Tulsa.
The oil burned several days and of-
ficials of the company said it would
be a total loss. It is fully covered by
A residence house in Tulsa also
is struck by lightning and set od
fire during the storm. The roof was
burned away before the blaze was ex-
Reports from over the Mid-Contin-
ent field are that damage from :Ue
storm is slight and scattering.
Grady County Farm Has Oil Find.
Chickasha.—Oil sand was found at
a depth of 1,560 feet in the well on
the Funk farm near here and the dril-
ler stated that if the well were shot
at this time a production of about
twenty barrels per day would be pro-
duced. He also estimated that enough
gas is in evidence to produce a well
of from 2,000,000 to 4,000,000 feet. The
drillers will sink the well deeper in
the hope of striking a greater flow of
oil. The well was financed by a com-
pany of Chickasha business men
Counterfeiter At Tulsa Is Guilty.
Tulsa.—Jack Tuck, a white man *2S
years old, pleaded guilty to counter-
feiting before Judge Youmans in the
United States district court. He is
the Becond of a gang of counterfeiters
arrested by federal officers in a raid
ia Love county, to throw himself on
the mercy of the court. Jim Miller
who pleaded guilty to a similar
charge in Muskogee, was K|ven five
years in prison. Tucks sentence was
not fixed. The gang made $R.oo gold
and $1.00 silver pieces of a very good

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