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ZO KUr.s iunday Circulation INlore Than 300,000 PICTI RE PAGES ANNIVERSARY SECTION. 10 PAGES. COMIC SECTION. 4 PAGES. "FIRST IN EVERYTHING." I See Christmas Tree advertisement under 'Farm I I to Table" classification, first page today's Want Directory PARTS 3 AND 4 NEWS AND (sporting SECTION.


S. ADWilRALPROTESTS Fletcher Objects to Hanging cf Prisoners, Which Takes Place in View of Refugees, 500 of Them Americans, Who Are Taken on Board Ships. FOREIGNERS SAFE; BATTLE CONTINUES ONLY 7 OUT OF 13' OF FRISCO'S BOARD vesv i Dispatches to Navy Department Say Situation Is Worse American Gunboats, Near City, Keep Close Watch. psr Br Wire From the Washington Bureau of the Iost-IJinpatch. "WASHINGTON, Dec.

13. While thousands of refugees and the officers and men of the American and other warships off Tampico looked on, the Federal and Constitutional troops fighting at Tampico executed all prisoners of war. After about 65 unarmed men had been blindfolded and hanged. Rear Admiral Frank Fletcher, commanding the Amercan warships off Tampico, t-ni officer ashore to inform the leadrrs of the two armies that trie atrcitles must cease. The foregoing was contained in-dispatches to the navy department from Admiral Fletcher.

The dls-. patches were dated 1 a. m. today ana received this afternoon. Americans Takt-n on Ships.

Admiral Fletcher's dispatches stated the fighting became so severe he ordered all American refugees out of the city of Tampico. At 4 p. m. Friday Admiral Fletcher sent about 500 Americans aboard the battleships Virginia, Rhode Island and New Jersey, lying some distance out from Tampico, the Wheeling and Tacoma conveying the refugees to their haven. Late dispatches received tonight indicated that the lighting still was in progress, although it had abated some.

The rebels have control of the rlver leading from the bay to tne city and are directing their fire Into and over the city. Administration officials do not believe the fighting at Tampico or the treatment of the Spanish residents of Chihuahua by the revolutionary forces will lead to any complications. 'In fact, it Is not believed either will cause any change In the President's policy of Iluerta." Bryan Warn Gen. Villa. Secretary Bryan today sent a sliarp demand to Gen.

Villa, the rebel commander at Chihuahua, for protection for every Spanish resident. The demand made It plain the United States desired the same treatment accorded to all foreigners as Is accorded to Americana. Following the receipt of a long mes-' sage from Admiral Fletcher, the Navy Department today gave out the following: "A cablegram from Admiral Fletcher at Tampico, dated 1 a. m. Saturday, tates that at 4 p.

m. Friday he ordered all Americans out of the city of Tampico. The weather was favorable and before midnight he sent aboard about COO to the battleships Virginia, Rhodo Island and New Jersey outside. The Admiral says that the women and children are all out of the city, but that some of the men have preferred to remain in the city. "Admiral Fletcher desires public announcement made that all foreigners are cafe.

It is impossible to send personal messages to all who have relatives on the ships. Steamer to Get Kefngeta "The Navy Department has engaged PRESIDENT IS IN SEfflOUSpiTION Official Statement From White House Says There Is No Danger. REPORTS WERE ALARMING Trip South During Holidays Is Advised- by Friends of Executive. Bv Af-socrater! Press. WASHINGTON, Dec.

13. President Wilson continued today to nurse an aggravating cold, which has kept him In his room since last Tuesday. Most of the time he has remained in bed, on the advice of his physician, chiefly as a measure "of precaution to insure complete rest and rapid recovery. While House officials expect the President back at his desk the early part of next week, it had been his wish to attend the dinner of the Gridiron Club tonight, and he himself thought he was well enough to go, but Dr. Cary T.

Grayson, United States Navy, his physician, would not permit it. feeling that it was safer not to risk exposure just yet. Notwithstanding very positive assurances from the White House, reports gained circulation that the President's condition was alarming to his official family. In order to dispose of these rumors, the following official statement was given out at the White House: Tumulty ssues statement. "Secretary Tumulty stated, at the.

White House, that report3 of the President's condition heing alarming were absolutely groundless. His condition was described as entirely normal and satisfactory, except for a cold, which has caused him some discomfort, but has at no time threatened any complications. As a matter of precaution. Dr. Grayson, the attending physician, advised that the President suspend his usual official activities, including the receiving of visitors, in order to throw off tho cold and give him an opportunity for rest and recuperation.

The expectation is that the President will resume his official duties early next week. There Is nothing in the President's condiUon to cause the slightest alarm." Tho President has not been entirely well slnca he attended the Army-Navy football game in New York. Sitting in the open stands on a raw day, he developed a cold in the head, which, however, after a few days confinement to his room, yielded to treatment. Last Monday he felt well enough to wish to take a walk In the bracing air. His physician suggested warm clothing and the President scorned an overcoat, but put on a heavy woolen sweater vest.

In the cold wind that was blowing that day it Ib believed the President caught additional cold, and when he attended the meeting of the Red Cross on Tuesday his voice was weak from its effects. His physician then ordered him to bed with the determination to keep the President there until he had absolutely recovered. It has been the Intention of the President to take a vacation during the holiday recess of Congress. This was officially announced recently, together with the statement that the New Year's reception would not take place, owing to the President's absence. Trip "South Planned.

In view of the uncertainty of a recess of Congress, friends of the President have been urging him to go to a Southern climate, regardless of Congress suspending its activities during the holidays. It has not been definitely determined when or where the President will go, but it la stated that his proposed trip is the result of pre-arranged plans, and in no way connected with his present indisposition, although this has emphasized the need of a good rest after the strain of ight months of almost unbroken official activity. The prevalence of varying reports dur ing the day concerning the President's condition led to some uneasiness at the Capitol until reassuring advices were given direct White House. Copies of official dispatches of importance were shown the President during the day. His temperature was nor mal, and he sat up reading much of the time.

He transacted no business. but dictated a letter expressing to the members of the Gridiron Club his regret at being unable to attend the din ner. "I'll miss you more than you will miss me," wrote the President. FEARS LOPEZ, QUITS JOB Shift Boss Leaves Bingham After Talk With Mine Slayer. BINQHAM.

Utah, Dec. 13. Shift Boss Sam Rodgers resigned today and left P.Ingham, after saying that not for the world would he ever enter the Utah-Apex mine, the stronghold of Ralph Lope, unerring gunman. Rogers had told of having talked with Lopez twice 'hi the Andy tunnel In the last two days, and of the desperado remarking that they would meet again today. But when the time for the shift boss to enter the tunnel came, he was well on his way to Salt Lake.

After being halted a day by the objections of mine owners, the sheriffs and deputies seeking the sloyer of nix men. tonight resumed their search of the workings. The popularity of the "people's popular lost wants" is due to their activity In bringing back lost artl- THE TEMPERATURES. .4 p. m.

56 7 m. Bp. r.4 8 p. in 6 P. in o3 p.

in ..52 "A man was coming down the street with five dozen eggs In a basket," said Jifigs. "Doesn't sound probable," sa'd Riggs. "And as he stepped off the curb he slipped and fell and all of the eggs were broken." Gee, I'll bet he was angry." "No, he laughed and laughed." "You're joking." I saw it myself." i Miss Mona Lisa wiil spend the remainder of the season in Paris. "At a moving picture show." Official forecast for St. I.ouls and vicinity Cloudy Sunday; Monday fair and cooler.

Missouri Cloudy Sunday, probably rain in south; Monday fair and colder. Illinois Fair Sunday except rain In extreme south; colder by night; Monday fair and colder. Moderate to brisk west and northwest winds. KING AT OPERA SMILES AT SUFFRAGETTES' TRICK Banner Unfurled Opposite Royal Box Protests Against Tortures Women Are Ejected. LONDON.

Dec. 13. While Kins George and Queen Mary were attending the opera at Covert Garden this evening, they were 'made the objects of a suffrage appeal. A party of suffragettes had obtained possession of a box opposite, the Royal box. Wnen the curtain went down on the first act, they stood up and unfurled a banner on which was.

are being tortured in Your Majesties' prisons." The suffragettes started to deliver speeches. What they said was inaudible because their words were drowned by a volume of hisses from the audience. The King and Queen meanwhile were smiling. The women's ineffectual efforts to make themselves heard occupied little more than a minute, because the management was on the lookout for some disturbance and Quickly ejected the women. While they were leav ing, several suffragettes in the gal lery threw down a lot of suffragette leaflets.

WOMAN FELLS THIEF, SITS ON HIM, BREAKS HIS RIB Man Who Attempts to Rob 300-Pound Matron Floored and Held Until Policeman Arrives. PITTSBURG, Dec. 13. While walking to her home last night, Mrs. Josephine Smith, who weighs nearly 300 pounds and is known In social circles, was attacked by a man, who gave his name as Thomas Keafney, 24 years old.

Mrs. Smith threw her assailant on the ground, sat on him until the police arrived, and when the prisoner was taken to the police station it was found that one of his ribs had been broken. Kearney had jumped from a doorway at the woman and grabbed at her handbag. To his surprise she nipped him by the back of the neck and threw him on the pavement. "I am glad you're here," he panted to the policeman.

Friends of Mrs. Smith say she fainted about a year ago when she observed a mouse in the dining room. WRECKAGE OF ANCIENT SHIP IS WASHED ASHORE Marine Disturbance Also Casts Up Part of Mastodon's Skeleton Near Santa Barbara, Cal. SANTA BARBARA, Dec. 13.

A marine disturbance which has kept the ocean along the South Coast in fury for several days cast up the wreckage of an ancient ship near her-a today. A few miles southward, part of a mastodon's skeleton, which apparently had been brought up from a great depth, was washed ashore. The skeleton fragments included about 35 feet of vetebrae and the skull with eight-foot tusks intact. The ship's wreckage bore indications that it had lain? on the ocean bottom for perhaps 100 years. It was thickly covered with barnacles.

KICKED BY DEAD MULE Animal's Hoof is Loosed on Sled Breaking Man's Leg. BIG LAUREL, Va Dec. 13. Edward Gardner, a farmer, had an old mule that died a few days ago and, with the aid of the hired man, Gardner loaded it on a sled and started to haul It to tho boneyard. In order to get it to etav on the sled they pressed Its legs down between the standards of the sled.

The hired man was driving the team that was hauling the dead mule, and Gardner was walking behind. The sled struck a stone In the road with such force that one of the male's legs cams loose, striking Gardner's leg and breaking it Just below the knee. Student Tango Oanccrs to Be URBAN A. Dec. 13.

Thomas ArMe Clark, dean of men at the University of Illinois, tonight issued mandate to punish all students who had danced the tango against his orders at the formal Junior la3t nlght.t mm Escaped Search After Disappear ance of Great Painting by Apparent Frankness. CALLS SELF A PATRIOT Italian Says He Was Bewitched by Smile of "La Joconda" That It Haunted Him. Special Cable to the Post-DIspnteh and New York World. FLORENCE. Italy.

Dec. the disbelief expressed by officials in Paris, the story of how he stole "Mona Lisa," the Leonardo da Vinci mas r-piece, from the Louvre, told by Vincenzo Perugia upon his arrest here, is gen erally believed by the public. And the wonder of it is how easily accomplished the theft and hid the crime for two years, only to surrender himself into prison by astonishingly stupid bungling. He declared that he had no accomplice. According to all accounts, the theft was by a poor Italian decorator.

He Cv clares that a patriotic desire to revenge the great NapoVeon's plundering of Italy's art treasure prompted his deed, but this explanation is discounted by his attempt to obtain SIOO.OCO for tl.e picture, after two years, when he believed its theft had been forgotten. Such simple' reasoning suggests to many persons an ill-balanced mentality, cially as Perugia seemed to believe the picture, though stolen Nfrom the Louvre. could be permanently hung in the famous gallery at Florence. Although originally Perugia may have been prompted by patriotism, there is no doubt that latterly money greed con quered, as shown by a letter to his father, in which he expressed the hope that his father would live to enjoy "the reward which your son will obtain for you and will recompense you for all the love and patience you have shown him." It is thought this shows he intended to s-Il the picture. There seems little doubt that vanity caused him to confess when arrested.

"I'm fully conscious of national fcfero," he said. "I have re stored to my country a priceless treas ure. I am an obscune workman. Dur ing two years I have been longing for this day. No one ever thought the "Mona Lisa" might be stolen by a simple' workman, as though a workman could not be an artist and a patriot.

Unless the picture is given back to the Louvre, I am satisfied to ahihit it In the Galleria de Gli Uffizi. This is all I ask. As for myself, I do not want anything. The love and gratitude of all Italians are more than sufficient to me." Suspicion Disarmed. After thfs theft he was interrogated by the police, but his frankness and his request that they search his room disarmed suspicion.

Similarly, when he crossed the French frontier, he so readily opened his workbox for the authorl-1 4-s that they neglected to search it. Apparently it contained only a few rags and his tools. Here Is Perugia's own story- of the planning and accomplishment of the theft: "I used to spend many of my hours of leisure at the Louvre. I greatly enjoyed looking at the masterpieces of Italian art which never should left my native land." Gradually the idea of the theft formed In his mind. While employed there he found the t'seft would be easy, but knowing that discovery would lead to general search of everybody at the Louvre, he waited till August.

1911, when he was working elsewhere, though still friendly with his old Louvre One morning he walked into the Louvre on a pretext of wishing to see a friend, and wrnt to the Salon Caire, after exchanging a few words with decorators. There was no one else in the salon. "In a moment I took the picture from the wall," he said, "removed it from the frame, then placed It behind a door and took the frame into an anteroom. I returned to the salon, took the picture from behind the door, hid it under my Iqng painter's blouse and walked ouJ quietly." After taking the picture honie. he returned to his work.

Bewitched by Picture. "In the evening I locked myself In my room, took the picture from a drawer and stood bewitched before "Mona Lisa." La Giaconda must be seen by artificial light for its sovereign beauty to be fully appreciated. 'Mona Lisa's' smile, fascinating enough in daylight, acquires under a more subdued glow of the gas Jet, an unconquerable sug gestion of perversity. One loves to gaie on th smiling mouth and eyes ana at the same time one feels that a woman endowed with that nature would spread the unhapplness of unsatisfied love and bitter discord around her. Woe to the man who should ever rseet such a woman." Perusla fell a victim to the smile, lit was unknown by his neighbors, becau? after his day's work he feasted his eyi-s unceasingly upon the treasure, in which he constantly discovered new beauty.

When at work he feared that the picture would be stolen. Say Weeded Money. fell in love with Mona Lisa," he said. Asked why he offered to sell the picture, Perugia said: "I needed money. I was anxious Insure a comfortable a to my deur parents, who always were to me.

Besides. I felt I must tear myseU from the Influence of- that haunting smile. You may not believe me. but I NURSE RUNS INTO BODY After She Makes the Discovery, Observation Ward Watcher Is Suspended. August Bruberg, a laborer, who had made three previous attempts to kill himself, yesterday afternoon hanged himself in the observation ward of the city hospital.

His death occurred only a few yards from a guard, Michael Higgins, who was suspended by Supt. Chapman pendins an investigation. At 4 o'clock Bruberg passed Higgins and mumbled something which the guard did not understand. The patient went into a cell at the end of the corridor and closed the door. Only 10 minutes later Miss M.

A. Gills, superintendent of nurses, entered the observation ward on her rounds. She turned towards the cell, and Higgins volunteered: Body Swing Aaralnst Norse. "You won't find anybody there." He thought Bruberg had gone into the washroom of the ward. But Miss Glllls threw open the door.

Bruberg's body swung against her. He had hanged him self with a sheet. Policemen were called to a hotel at 10 North Market street on the afternoon cf Thanksgiving day, by guests, who said that a man had' cut his throat thero. Unable to break into the room, they summoned firemen, who went up a ladder, and found Bruberg with his neck slashed and razor in his hand. Health Showed Improvement.

He was overpowered and taken to the city hospital, where he flung himself head first from a stretcher and struck his head on the concrete floor. He was declared to be of unsound mind and was strapped to a cot. 'He broke the straps and tried to hang himself with one of them In his cell but was cut down. A week ago he showed such improvement in health that he was released from his cell and given the liberty of the ward. "Owing to Bruberg's record," said Chapman, "the guard should have stopped him or at least have kept an eye on him." The hospital had no record of Bruberg's age or relatives.

WOMAN 80 YEARS OLD IS ARRESTED FOR SPEEDING Pasadena Autoist Forbidden to Drive Machine Downtown in Future. LOS ANGELES. Dec. 13. Accused by Pasadena police of being a reckless driver, Mrs.

Adelaide L. Bots-ford, 80 years of age and wealthy, was barred today by Police Judge McDonald from driving her electric automobile in the business district of Pasadena. Mrs. Botsford. according to the Judge, had refused to pay any attention to traffic signals, or even to orders to appear In court.

According to the police, Mrs. Botsford crossed Colorado street in defiance of Policeman Schultz's signals. Wheh he started after her to explain the traffic rules, she sped away. Schultz later visited her at her home to summon her to court. When Mrs.

Botsford saw Schultz she started away In the machine. Schultz ran his motor cycle In front of the little electric, and when Mrs. Botsford was thus cornered, Schultz said, she -declared she was on her way downtown to apologize. Schultz ordered Botsford to appear in court today. When she failed to appear, a bench warrant was Issued.

TWO GIRLS, 8, INJURED ON FIRST AUTO RIDE Doctor, Driving Gar, Did Not See Rope Across Street in Time. Clara Peterson, 8 years old, of 2233 Gasconade street, and her next door neighbor and playmate, Olivia Biocher, also 8, had their first automobile ride yesterday afternoon, and It will be a long time before they will want another. They asked Dr. George Y. Briggs of 3533 Arsenal street to take them in his machine a little way.

He consented, and drove east with them. At Broadway and Gasconade, a live trolley wire had fallen, and a rope had been stretched to keep people away. Dr. Briggs saw the rope too late to stop his car. He and the girls were thrown out, and all were cut and bruised.

Dr. Brings dressed the girls' cuts. Including one an inch long on Olivia's head! and a policeman took them home. GERMAN TROOPS ORDERED TO SHOOT ASSAILANTS MAYENCE, Germany, Dec. 13.

Sentinels on the fortifications and the artillery testing ground here, who have been stoned and shot at for several nights past, have been ordered by the military authorities to shoot down their assailants on Bight. It is feared that the anti-military agitation in Alsace has spread to this clfy fa, 1. GIRL, 15, SPURNED, SHOOTS YOUTH AT THEATER New York Crowd Sees Her Fire Six Shots at Cause of Her Unhappiness. NEW YORK. Dec, 13.

Men and women standing In front of the new Star Theater, One Hundred and Seventh street and Lexington avenue, shortls' before 7 o'clock tonight, were attracted to a girl of 15 years who paced bacx and forth on the street, evidently in search of someone. The girl, who wore short fur coat and black hat, look el intently into the faces of men who passed, but spoke to none of them, until Myer Simons, 18 years old, happened along. The girl was seen to stop Simons and talk earnestly with him. He had started to walk on when she turned" aril cried: "You will not? Then take this," anj she drew a pistol from the folds of her skirt and began firing. Six times she fired, and Simon fell with a scream as pne of the bullets entered his back, near the kidneys.

At the same time Joseph Jaeger, 12 years old, fell with a bullet In the fleshy part of his leg. The crowd fell back into the lobby of the theater and the girl went her wav unmolested. The boys carried into a drug store and Officer Cahill sent a call for an ambulance. In the rear of the store lay Simons and the Jaeger boy. Suddenly the girl appeared In the doorway of the store and walked to the rear.

In her hand was a magazine pltol. Shu alkcd to where Elmors lay. and ben-1-lug over him, said: "You wouldn't keep your promise to marry me." Pefore she could say more Cahill took te pistol from her and placed her under arrest. The girl was taken to the police station, where she told Lieut. Haerle she was Margaret Lima.

15 years old, daughter Jacob Lima, a contractor. She said Simons had drugged her. taken to a hotel end there deserted although he had promised t-j marry 'if. Si'Twns was a itrlnonrr In 'he hospital under two serious charges.

Well-heated room, win all the conveniences of home auri, advertised in Post-Dispatch want. rffX iA A eE DQCRQ LEFT AT. Three of the Seven Had Beeri Elected Earlier in the Day by Other Directors, Not by Stockholders, and Held Positions Subordinate to Yoakum's Office. One of These Three Re signed Later in the Same Day Following the Brownsville Deal and the Directors Then Elected Thomas H. West to Fill His Place.

Receivers, Asked to Sue Di rectors, Point Out to Court That None Who "Voted" on Brownsville Made Per-, sonal Profit by the Transaction. In the petition filed by the Frisco receivers last week asking United State Circuit Judge Sanborn whether they should or should not file against certain Frisco officials and directors for restltuUon of profits alleged to have been made in the now celebrated Brownsville deal, a part of the official record of that trans action is introduced which brings to light many Important facts not here-tofore published. These facts are: (1). That the resolution authorising the purchase of the Brownsville Railroad for 112,600,000 was passed by seven of the 13 Frisco directors a bare quorumat a meeting In New York, Dec. 1, 1D09, all of the seven voting for the deal (2) That four cf the directors were Fiieco olnelele aad employee subordinate te the Chairman of the Hoard, B.

F. Yoakum. They were B. Wlnebell, preldeat C. W.

IIIIU rd. vice-president T. II. Herd. alnnt secretary aad treasurer, and A.

S. litt to prenldrat. (3) That three of these directors M'inchell, Grelff and' Heed, had been elected at thxa same meeting and before Brownsville deal van taken up, by Yoakum and the other rii-t r'efors. end were not elected by Stockholders. (i).

That T. I. Heed, assist- ant secretary and treasurer of the Krlaro la the New York offlff, one of the three mea nbo mere elected director Immediately before the Urowasvllle rroluloa was takea up for ceaaldcratloa, -rralEDtd Immediately after It was adopted and Thomaa II. Wrst was elected to succeed him. (J).

That Yoakum, James Campbell and the late Kdvin Hauley, oivning an aggregate interest of $7 1 a. SH-1. S3 in the Brownsville syndicate tchicti uas selling the railroad to the Frisco and tcho made an aggregate profit of in the deal, stepped out of the directors' meeting and thus avoidrd actually voting on the resolution. C. That on Xo.

14. 1010 -nearly a car after the Hron- ville deal mas made the at- -rectors a blaakct resolution Providian; for the ratlBcatlon aad approval of "all mftm of the dl- rectors," as recorded la the minutes of their meeting-, was voted upon aad passed at the resmlae aaauat stockholders' Yoakum, at the time the Brownsville deal was consummated, wss chalrinnn of the Board of Director of fhe Frisco, snd president of the Ft. Loul. Browt -vjJio Mexico Itallroud whfth owned the Brownsville railroad. The record of the Interstate Commerce Commission's Investigation shows thit l.e put Into the syndicate that built tr.

Brownsville railroad (300,900 and took out of it UZS.iU after the road had bt sold to the Frisco, his profit peine en. Campbell had ooen a -o directs for several years. The Intel, Com-i nerve record styws be p- (XitMiO into the syndicate and took uf it "fcM.000, making a profit ot tSiCrt, Kdwln Haw-ley, who had been associated with Yoakum tn many deals. shown ta havs pwt t5.HQ tnt tho Blow an tills mitliin ftsst fca MEETING TRAPS HUSBAND IN DOUBLE LIFE AS HE FITS UP HOWIE NO. 2 Wife Going orf Visit Furniture Being Moved Into Another Flat.

Edward Jones of 2008 Olive street, a marble cutter, "chiseled out a niche for himself among errant husbands, when he undertook to lead a double life with a single outfit of furniture. He told Mrs. Jones, two days ago, that she might go to Lutesvllle, to visit her parents, and might take their two children with her. In her absence, he said, he would store their furniture and would board. Friday a van called and took away the furniture, while Mrs.

Jones got the children ready to leave on a night train. Quite by chance, Mrs. Jones looked In her husband's, overcoat pocket. There she found a receipt for a month's rent of a flat at 1106 North Twenty-fourth street, made out to Burns." She asked her husband who Burns was, and If he was in any way related to Mrs. Nellie Burns, a divorcee with whom tlicy were both acquainted.

"Oh no, no," the husband replied. He excused himself soon afterward, and the wife went out and found two women relatives, and went with them to the Twenty-fourth street flat. As she approached the place, she saw that someone was putting up curtains Another glance showed her that they were her curtains. She rang the doorbell, and Mrs. Nellie Hums appeared, wearing, Mrs.

Jones declares, a dress that had belonged to Mrs. Jones' mother, now dead. Mrs. Jones spoke a few words to Mrs. Burns, then went into the next room and, found Jones.

Feeling unequal to the task of expressing her feelings to him, she called policemen, and Jones and Mrs. Burns were taken to the station. Mrs. Burns was soon released, but Jones was held. Mrs.

Burns went to her former home, SIS North street. Mrs. Bums told the police she had not known Jones was married, although Mrs. Jones thought otherwise. Mrs.

Jones visited her husband yesterday, but when the imprisoned marble cutter expressed a desire for reconciliation, she told him he would find her heart harder than the material of his dally toll. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Wilson Issued a warrant charging vagrancy, which is a mere serious offense, "under recrnt statutes, than wife abandonment. Mrs. Jones moved Into the Twenty-fourth street fist and placed the children there, carefully preserving the receipt for the first month's rextt the Ward liner Morro Castle to go to Tampico to receive such refugees as may wish to leave. It will reach Tampico Sunday morning.

"Admiral Fletcher also states that the Situation is getting worse. Skirmishing continues and the Mexican gunboat Bravo Is shelling the position of the Constitutionalists." A cablegram also was received from Fletcher, sent from Tampico, at 2 p. m. Friday, which conveyed the Information that there had been no cessation of fighting, but that It was not serious. had received Information thiit Loth Federals and Constitutionalists hud shot or hanged all prisoners taken, 'numbering about sixty-five.

"Three of these men," said the Navy Department's statement, "were handed in the forenoon from within the Federal lines, in full view of the shipping and city. Admiral Fletcher made a formal protest In the name of humanity against the practice. He reports that no foreigners or property have been Injured. "The army transport Sumner leavt-a Galveston today for Tampico. Arrangements have been made to care for all Americans at Tampico.

They number about 600." At the War Department it was said the Sumner would anchor in Tampico Bay and remain there, serving the purpose of a floating hotel for refugees. The American gunboats Wheeling and Tacoma have proceeded some distance up the river st Tampico, so that they are directly opposite the town. Not fjr behind, the scout cruiser Chester is stationed. According to official dispatches here. Ceattaned Pas; Column S.


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