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17 " PORTLAND. OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORXING, APRIL 26, 1914. ; Pmcfc FIVK CRXTS.
Good Offices of Brazil,
Argentina and Chile
HOPE FOR PEACE IS HELD
Candor, However, Impels Ad-
ministration to Say Plans
May Be Frustrated. ,
RENEWED OUTRAGES FEARED
Soberer Elements of Mexican
People Appealed To.
PROMPT RESULTS DESIRED
Wish Expressed That Outcome May
He -Made Known Before 111
Consi tiered Hostilities Dis
DBTEIOPMENTS IV FAK-AMEBI-
CAJf EFFORTS TO AVERT WAR.
President Wilson accepts offer of
Brazilian. Argentine and Chilean en
voys to mediate. ...
" Envoys transmit acceptance to
Spanish Ambassador, who Immedi
ately sends It by cable to Spanish
legation . at Mexico City for presen
tation to General Huerta.
General Carransa, bead of the con
stitutionalists, informed of It through '
his representatives here.
Diplomats announce no further
steps would be taken by them until
replies had been received. .
United States acceptance distinctly
declares emergency may arise to make
Army and Navy continue prepara
tions for war.
WASHINGTON, April 25. President
Wilson announced tonight he had ac
cepted an offer from Brazil, Argentina
and Chile to use their good offices in
an attempt to bring about a peaceful
and friendly settlement of the difficulty
between the United States and Mexico.
The offer was formally submitted by
the three Southern American envoys te
Secretary Brayn and laid before the
Good Offices Appreciated.
The reply of the President made
through the Secretary of State to the
diplomatic representatives, was as fol
lows: "The Government of the United
States is deeply '" sensible of the
friendliness, the good feeling- and the
generous concern at peace and welfare
of America manifested In the joint note
Just received from your excellency
tendering the good offices ofyour Gov
ernment to effect, if possible, a settle
ment of the present difficulty between
the Government of the United States
(Concluded on Page &.j
GUN TO BE TRIED
ORD.VAXCE THAT MOWS DOWN
REGIMENTS OX WAY.
Weapon Is Xot Only Lighter and
Faster, bat Slakes Ammunition
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25. (Spe
cial.) Army officers v ill watch with
deep interest the working out of the
new Benet-Mercier machine gun In
actual war. The sun uses the same
ammunition as that used by the In
fantry in its new Springfield rifle, a
shade less than a .30 caliber.
The heavier machine gun used pre
viously had the disadvantage of requir
ing a half dozen mules where the same
number of shots may now be packed
With the new gun the gunner may
register more shots, and. It is believed,
gain a higher percentage of hits. The
feature of ammunition exchange be
tween the machine gun and the infan
try along the firing line alsomakes for
The gun is served by an assistant,
who feeds belts of cartridges contain
ing 20 shots each into the gun.
The Sixth. Sixteenth and Twelfth In
fantry, which left San Francisco for the
front, are all armed with the new guns,
before which it is believed a regiment
of Mexican infantry wfll be unable to
stand more than a few moments.
BY GEtilVlAN MARINES
Mobs at Tampico Put
Lives in Peril.
SHOT IS FIRED INTO HOTEL
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Besieged - Ones Handicapped
by Lack of Ammunition.
WOMEN TAKEN TO SHIPS
DIVORCED WIFE IS SHOT
Harry Favor, of Prosser, Wash., Flees
After Attempting to Kill.
PROSSER, Wash., April 25. (Spe
cial.) Late today Harry Favor shot
and seriously wounded his divorced
wife, Lucile Slyiltz, near her home, two
miles west of here.
His ex-wifeNvas returning from town
with two girl friends in ' a buggy.
Favor stopped them and fired three
shots, one striking the left breast and
two the left arm. She may recover.
Favor threatened his wife three months
ago while attempting: to abduct her
child, for which he served 30 days In
the County Jail. Favor is still at large.
RESTRAINT CHAFES T. R.
Berlin Hears Colonel Wants to
ganize Brigade for War.
LONDON. April 25. (Special.) A
Berlin dispatch to the Observer says
an American official whose name is not
given has arrived there from South
America and says . he met Colonel
Roosevelt and that the Colonel wants
to get into the Mexican fray at the
earliest possible moment.
The official says Colonel IJoosevelt
Intends to organize a full cavalry bri
gade, for which all the officers have
been selected, to take the field as soon
as the War Department sanctions such
PLANS FOR MILITIA LAID
Oregon Will Concentrate at Clacka
mas, War Department Decides.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. . April 25. In event the Presi
dent issues a call for militia, the Ore
gon militia will concentrate and or
ganize for field service-at Clackamas,
under plans arranged by the militia
division of the War Department today.
The militia of Washington will con
centrate at American Lake and the
Idaho militia at Boise Barracks.
VICTOR HERBERT IS LOW
Composer in Critical Condition Fol
lowing; Appendicitis Operation.
LONDON, April 25. The condition of
Victor Herbert, the composer, who was
operated on this morning for appendi
citis, was reported to be ' critical to
Mr. Herbert suddenly became serious
ly ill while being shown through Buck
ingham Palace Wednesday.'
Trouble Starts When American Ves
sels Leave Fosltions Near Shore
and Stconi to . Sea Insults
Shouted by Marauders.
GALVESTON, Tex., April 25, The
Tampico situation has continued o
serious, according 'to a wireless mes
sage reaching here today, that two tor
pedo boats yesterday were sent up the
Panuco River at Tampico to get Amer
icans. Refugees arriving 'Tiere from
Tampico today said they were saved
from rioting: Mexicans early Wednes
day morning by German sailors.
The story of the riot was told by
Americans on the collier Cyclops,
which anchored in quarantine here to
day. , Insults Shouted From Streets.
The trouble started Tuesday night,
after the American warships at Tam
pico had left their positions nearehore
and steamed several miles out to sea
in the afternoon. After dark bands of
Mexicans began to parade the streets',
shouting insults at Americans, who had
withdrawn to the shelter of the prin
cipal hotels in Tampico.
About midnight a mob estimated at
600 began throwing stones at the
Southern Hotel, where there were 20
or 30 American women and 300 Ameri
can men. William Hanson, an ex
Unlted States Deputy Marshal in South
Texas, organized the men, .who had a
few rifles and pistols, for resistance.
The Americans, however, had so little
ammunition that they did not dare open
fire, fearing the Mexicans would kill
them after their ammunition was spent.
Shot Fired Through Window.
The mob began pounding on the
doors with clubs. One Mexican fired
through a window, but no one was
wounded. Captain Von Kohler, of the
German cruiser Dresden, the refugees
said, sent officers ashore notifying the
mob that unless they dispersed within
15 minutes he would land marines. The
mob withdrew. ,
The German sailors then took the
women from the Southern and from
the Imperial hotels aboard boats to
ships In the harbor. The men marched
out. Some gave their suitcases to
Mexican porters. A few of the suit
cases, the refugees said, were torn from
the porters' hands by other Mexicans,
thrown on the ground and trampled.
There was some rioting at the Im
perial Hotel. The Southern has been
for years the headquarters for oil men
in the- Tampico district.
Coast Artillery Sent South.
NEW YORK, April 25. The steam
ships Concho, of the Mallory Line, and
the Antilles, of the Morfcan Line, left
here today carrying, in addition to
their regular passengers, 273 members
of the Coast Artillery, who had come
from Fort Slocum. N. Y. On the
Concho, bound for Galveston, were 150
of the men. On the Antilles were the
remainder, bound for New Orleans.
Repair Ship Vestal Sails.
NORFOLK. Va., April 25. The United
States steamer Vestal, repair ship and
tender for submarines, left for Norfolk
Navy-Yard at 11:30 this morning.
loaded with supplies, bound for Vera
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 83.8
uegrecs; minimum. 48.3 degree..
TODAY'S Showers, southerly winds.
Wilson accepts offer of mediation by Bra
zil. Argentina and Chile. Section 1,
Bryan not to resign; Cabinet friction denied.
Section 1, page 2.
Zeadllr machine guns than ever o be
used on border. Section. 1. page 1.
Every available ship on Pacific Coa.t to be
prepared for action. Fectlon 1, page 6.
Daniels pays tribute to first heroes of con
flict, section 1, page 2.
Consulate at Cananea threatened by mob.
Section -1. page 5.
Villa retains his views as to American oc
cupation. Section 1. page 2.
Congress strongly Inclined toward war. Sec
tion 1, page
Logger,' whose life has been attempted sev
eral times, asks Sheriff's aid. Section 1,
Ileal Estate and Building.
Mllwaukle takes steps for Bull Run water
supply. Section 4. page 11.
Salem Is largest prospective bond Issue seller
in state. Section 4. page 11.
Richmond's growth in year makes many
new needs. Section 4, page 10.
State Engineer Lewis draws picture of possi
bilities . of Columbia's great future. Sec
tion 4, page 11.
Architects and builders busy on smaller
projects. Section 4. page 10.
Automobiles and Roads.
Walter Glffard continues story of trip to
Mount Hood. Section 4. page 4.
Farmer is his own garage man. Section 4,
page 7. .
Rebuilt cars greater in value than new,
cheap machines, says H. R. Roberts, Sec
tion 4, page 8.
American cars are appearing abroad. Section
4, page 4.
Thirty-four start. 13 end in iOOO-mlie tour.
Section 4, page 3.
. . Commercial and Marine. j
Bananas to be brought by steamer direct to
Portland. Section 2. page 17.
Wheat higher at Chicago on strength abroad
and bulge In corn. Section 2. page 17.
Stock selling heavy, but days losses -o
small. Section 2, page 17.
Dredging on Tongue Point crossing asked
in petition. Section 2, page 6.
Cargo for East coast accepted despite Mexi
can situation. Section 2. page 6.
Coast League results Portland 1. Venice
7; Los Angeles 3, Sacramento 2-(12 in
nings); Oakland 6. San Francisco 2.
Section 2. page I.
Northwestern League results Spokane 3.
Portland 1: Seattle 3. Vancouver 1; Vic
toria . Tacoraa 3. Section 2, page 2.
Northwestern League heads meet. Section 2.
University of Oregon wins track meet from
Multnomah Club. Section. 2. page 1.
Tennis season opens; Kyle and Wolfard
make good showing in South. Section 2,
Country club harness races talked. Section
-', page 4. -
Multnomah Club baseball league opens sea
son today. Section 2, page 5.
Palo Alto High wins Berkeley track meet,
at which record is broken. Section 2.
National Troting Association mldifles Its
"every-heat-a-race" ruling. Section 2,
Ritchie declared worthy of pugilistic chain,
pionshlp. Section 2, page 4.
Portland and Vicinity.
Supreme Court denies right to grant ali
mony before decree is ordered. Section
1, page 14.
Meeting at Gresham to discuss opening co
operative cannery. Section 1. page 12.
Votes In Rose Festival Queen contest swamp
counters. Section 1. page 12.
Brooks, Or., priest to exhibit beautiful roses
at Festival here. Section 2. page 18.
Five hundred Portland men do (1000 road
' Job in day. Section 1, page 10.
Union Avenue club protests against reopen
ing of bride-approach hearing. y-lon 1
Schools discussed by Oregon Civic League.
Section 1, page 10.
Power truck goes through Sandy bridge car.
rying five men. Section 1, page 10.
House Lors Talk of
Call on Wilson.
DRASTIC CAMPAIGN WANTED
CRACK SHOTS MAN
GUNS AT CALEXIC0
XEW PIECES TRAINED OX MEXI
Sentiment Only Partly Modi
fied by Mediation Plan.
UNREST PLAINLY MANIFEST
Concerted Action Not So Much in
Evidence In Senate, but It Is Ex
pected Bond of Silence Will
Be Broken Monday.
GUNBOAT READY QUICKLY
Governor Returns VIcksburg to Navy
30 Minutes After Asked.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. April 25. (Spe
cial.) Just 30 minutes after Secretary
of the Navy Daniels today telegraphed
Governor Lister that the Government
needed for Mexican service the gunboat
VIcksburg, which has been used at Ta.
coma as a training ship for the Wash
ington Naval Militia, the Governor was
able to telegraph back that the VIcks
burg was ready. He also offered Secre
tary Daniels the Washington Naval Mi
litia, stating that to a man they were
anxious to see service.
The Governor, who had advance In
formation the VIcksburg might be
wanted, communicated with Adjutant-
General Llewellyn over long-distance
telephone immediately upon receiving
Secretary Daniels' telegram. In half an
hour all state supplies had been re
moved from the gunboat. It was
(turned over at once to the comman
dant of the Puget Sound Navy-Yard at
WASHINGTON, April 25. Though
the Mexican crisis has been under sup-
' pression in Congress for several days
while the President and ' his Cabinet
executed plans of reprisals against the
defiance of General Huerta. there is an
Impelling under-current of feeling in
both Senate and House for a declara
tion of war, which was tempered some
what tonight by the acceptance of of
fers of mediation from Argentina, Bra
zil and Chile.
Leaders in Congress had for several
days been Informally discussing the
necessity for. an unequivocal declara
tion of war, for a sweeping campaign
in Mexico and for the ultimate estab
lishment, by force of American arms,
of peace and constitutional government
in the battle-worn republic
Breaking of Storm Predicted.
No swell from the under-current
reached the surface today, however, but
Congressmen In both Houses had pre
dicted a storm would break Monday
as soon as American troops reached
Vera Cruz to support the Naval forces
there. Members who were most restive
over the situation believed tonight,
after learning of the intermediation
proposals, that no further aggressive)
action toward Mexico should be forced
until it should become apparent that
the good offices of South American na
tions to compose the situation would
Although there was evidence of the
feeling of dissatisfaction with present
conditions In the Senate, probably the
most remarkable evidence of unrest
was given in the House. During a day
devoted under the surface to a discus
sion of Mexico, most of the leaders
were in conference and sentiment de
veloped was strongly in favor of war.
Democrats Join Conference.
In the conferences more than a dozen
of the most prominent men on the
Democratic side participated. Speak
er Clark. Majority Leader Underwood,
Chairman Flood, of the foreign rela
tions committee; Chairman Fitzgerald,
of the appropriations committee, and
Chairman Hay, of the military commit
tee, figured in all of them.
The discussion was so outspoken
that there was talk for a time of the
appointment of a committee, to consist
of Speaker Clark and Mr. Underwood,
which should call on President Wilson
and inform him that the sentiment of
the House was for war.
Developments of the day, however,
particularly the appearance of hope
that mediation by South American re
publics might bring about a peaceful
solution, interferred with this plan, and
the conferences ended without definite
conclusion, but with most of those
who participated convinced that it was
only a question of time until drastic
action must be taken.
House Leaders Belligerent.
Out of the many conferences the at
titude of the House leaders became ex-
(Concluded on Page 2.)
xntrenchments of Federals Who
Worked All Night ajid Quit at
Dawn Are Visible.
CALKX'CO, Cal.. April 23. Two
three-lncti guns brought by the Coast
Artillery which arrived here today were
pointed at the Mexican garrison. A
heavy guard of gunners, considered
among the regulars as crack shots,
manned the guns.
No explanation was offered by Cap
tain James G. Harboard. ranking offi
cer of the United States regular forces
here, for his action, which followed
quickly on his arrival.
It is believed, however, that with Na
tional and state forces numbering about
duo men with two guns, the encamp
ment east of the town, with no build
ings or homes between it and the Mexi
can garrison. Is the best location.
The entrenchments of the Mexican
Federals,- who worked at night and
stopped at daybreak, are plainly visible.
They encircle the garrison from the
channel of New River eastward about
BROWN IS DECLARED SANE
Youth, AVho When 14 Killed Father
Near Clichalis, May Go Free.
SOUTH BEND, Wash.. April 25.
(Special.) Tom Brown, who 10 years
ago, .when 14 years old., killed his
father near Chehalis and was sentenced
to the criminal Insane ward in the
State Penitentiary, was declared sane
today by a Jury in Judge Wright's de
partment of the Superior Court.
The verdict returned by the Jury
after 12 minutes' deliberation was In
three parts: First, that Brown is sane;
second, that there is no danger of a
recurrence of his malady, and. third,
that It is safe for society to have him
The verdict . caused m an affecting
scene, the prisoner's mother and
brothers weeping with joy.
Brown was remanded to the custody
of the Walla Walla turnkey until Mon
day, the time allowed the Prosecuting
Attorney of Lewis County to determine
whether the state will appeal. -
WAR TRAINS RUSH SOUTH
Specials Carrying Troops and Am
munition Pass Ashland.
ASHLAND. Or., April 25. (Special.)
The passing of troop and ammuni
tion trains southbound is the order of.
the day here. Recently if required 10
cars o transport the men. animals and
equipment of a battalion of United
States engineers bound from Vancou
ver Barracks to Monterey. This morn
ing, a special train conveying three
cars of ammunition on a rush order
from Vancouver to the Mexican border
was making even faster time than the
Shasta Limited through tills mountain
STRIKERS ASKED TO
KEEP TRUCE TODAY
tion of Violence.
CONFERENCE MONDAY IS HOPE
'Red Cross' Party, Thought to
.Be Bogus, Detained.
MASS MEETING IS HELD
7 AMERICANS FACE DOOM
Unconfirmed Wireless Suys Maas to
NEW ORLEANS, April 23. Wireless
advices tonight from Vera Cruz re
ported that Mexican Federal General
Mass has found seven American pris
oners guilty of certain charges and
that he proposes to execute them.
There is no confirmation of the report.
VOLUNTEER BILL IS SIGNED
President Puts Signature to War
WASHINGTON, "April 25 President
Wilson late today signed the volunteer
Army- bill, which provides for the or
ganization - of volunteer forces in time
Under the measure bodies of state
militia would toe taken into the Federal
service with 'their officers, who would
be commissioned by the President.
Union Men TJrgo That '.No Troopl
Bo Sent In and Authorities In
Counter-Pica Bid Worker ;
Not to Start Trouble. j
DENVER, April S3. Governor Ellas
M. Am moss tonight at O o'clock, by
wire, requested President Wilson to
send Federal troops Into Colorado Im
mediately' to handle the strike situ,
TRINIDAD, Colo.. April 25. Peace in
the Colorado coal camps will continue
over Sunday if orders given by strike
leaders to their followers are obeyed.
Following a conference late today be
tween Adjutant-General John Chase
and officers of the United Mlneworkera
of America. John R. Lawson addressed
a massmeetlng of strikers here and
urged them to abstain from any acts
of violence until a conference be held
In Denver tomorrow-, in which state of
ficers and citizens will endeavor to ef.
feet a settlement of the coal miners'
The outcome of the conference waa
virtually a continuation of the truce
arranged last night in Denver. Law
sop and John McLennan announced
they would go to Denver tomorrow to
participate in the conference.
"He Cross" Party Detained.
A party carrying a Red Cross- flag
and representing itself as being author
ized to act for that organization was
ordered under military detention by
General Chase at the military head
quarters and turned back to Trinidad.
General Chase explained that he had
been Informed by Dr. s. P. Morris. Red
Cross district representative at Denver,
that the party was not authorized to
represent the organization. The party
had gone from Trinidad with the inten
tion of making further search of the
ruins of the Ludlow tent colony for
The union leaders asked that present
arrangements be permitted to stand
and that no troops be sent to Trinidad.
Counter Requests Made.
"They asked that no attacks 'be made
upon the strikers, and in return I acked
that no attack be made upon a detail
which, will be sent to Aguilar tonight
to get Superintendent Waddell." said
Superintendent William Waddell. of
the Empire mine, was wounded during
the attack upon that property Tues
day. General Chase added that John Law
son promised no attack would be made
upon the troops and said the union
leaders had promised to send word to
the Aguilar strikers not to molest the
"I told the union leaders further."
said General Chase, "that the militia
was not seeking trouble and was mak
ing no attacks upon anyone."
Settlement It amor Denied.
B. J. Matteson. assistant manager of
the Colorado Fuel &. Iron Company, to
day caused to be posted at the com
pany's mines copies of a telegram from
President J. F. Welborn, reading as
"There is absolutely no truth In the
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