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VOL! XL VI NO.; 5.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 23,- 1916 FOURTEEN PAGES. '.
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BIG GUMS POSTED
ON HILL COMMAND
Machine Guns Alio Placed at Ad
vantageous Points in the 1
; Vicinity of 1 ,.
HARRISON, IS MOVING SOUTH
At Ten O'clock More Than Half of
Troops Had Left City and the
' '"i- Others Were Entraining".
HOPE TENSION WELL ABATE
, San ' Antonio,',Tex.,' June 22. A
.message from Pershing received by
General Funston late today contained
additional information 'relative to the
dispatch of two squadrons of cavalry
in the direction of the troop engaged
yesterday near Carrizal, but no news
of the fight.' No 'courier from the
troop had yet reached him.
i El Paso, Tex., June 22. A battery
of 4.7 guns,' capable of throwing a
lixty-pound'explosive six miles, point
ed their noses threateningly over El
Paso in the direction of Juarez to
day while developments in the situ
ation arising frSm the battle of Car-
ffizal were awaited., V.
Stationed on Golden hill; at an el
evation permitting a sweeping view of
4 the' Mexican side of the Rio Grande
and commanding all Juarez an'd its
I approaches, these guns were expected
fjito dominate any movement that may
Wbe taken by the Carranzistas. Down
-"long the river machine gun compa
nies trom oeneral George tseirs com
mand were ready to take their posi
tion at advantageous points, while at
the remoter stations the remainder of
his men I awaited orders.
With every precaution .taken, how
ever, for the protection of the city,
hope continued to be, expressed that
the tension- might abate. No shot
will be .fired from this side of tht
international boundary until hostile
action is initiated -on the other side.
El Paso was calm. Outwardly its
M exit an neighbors' city was quiet,
tfb. General Francisco Gonzales re
mained at his headquarters surround
ed ,by his staff. Andres Garcia, Mex-
Iran rnnftlll in ELPa&CL.after .SDtndinff
the night; in Juarez, returned to this
- side. - - - -- -
The -Mexican officials here and in
Juarez5 expressed the , opinion .this
morning thai the fight at Carrizal
should be regarded as a detached in
cident,' without effect on the general
situation. Inasmuch it they had been
in communication -with Mexico City
' during . the 'night, onservers nereu
thought it possible that this mignt oe
' the view of General Carranza and his
adyisers. . ;
'. .: No Alarm at Douglas. , , '
- i Douglas, Ariz., June'22--News of
the fighting, between American and
Mexican troops at Larnzai yesreriwiy
caused no alarm in this vicinity to
' day, although details of the cngage
! ment were eagerly sought. '
Several , Mexican tamiues living in
dVing the"night-on the advice of Ives
G. Lelivier, Mexican consul. ,
At the headquarters of General T.
F. Davis, in command of the United
States troops in the district of Ari
zona, it was stated that General P.
Elias Calles, in command of the Mex
ican troops of Sonora, had sent word
he had reports that Generals Barron,,
Torres and other former officers of
the Mexican federal army were at
tempting to arouse the Mexican, pop
ulation .at Nagales, Ariz.
. General Calles gave this informa-
,fion to the United States officers, he
said, for their information in making
' an investigation. The report was for
warded yto Colonel William H. Sage,
in command at Nogales. -. ",--
Garrison Leaving Juarez. ' ,
Juarez, the Mexican, town across
the Rio Grande, was more than
half evacuated at 10 o'clock today by
the Carranza. garrison. It was offi-
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Ttmpf-raturra at Omaha IMteiUr,
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Htfhesf -rtaterdfty..... 81 . If 88 S3
Lowest ymtofday....,: 81 ' 81 88 84
Mean tomperatura 78 . 70': 77 v 7a
precipitation .00 .00 .SO .00
Tempratura jHia praclpltatlon aoparturai
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from tha normal i
Excaaa for the day
Total deficiency since- March 1
Pendency (or the day
Total rainfall since. March X..
. Deficiency since March 1
Tendency, cor; period. 1011.,
.Excess cor. psrlod. 1818.....'.
deports from stations at f . m.
, Itetlon and State Temp. Blah- Rain.
of Weather. -... 1 7 p. E
ftheyenne, clear.' ., 82
Det Moines, clear...... 80
Lander, -clear. ......... 88
Omaha, part cloudy.... S
Pueblo, clear. ... 88
Rapid City, part cloudy. 81
Salt Lake City, clear.. 83
Santa Pe, clear 78
Sheridan, cloudy 88
Sloua City. pt. cloudy... 84
Valentine, ralnfne. . . . . ,88
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83 - - .00
81 ' .00
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81 . .81
88 . T
78 .-' .38
LAST NIGHT HERE
Some Stay at Home, to Bid Their
. farewell. While ' Otheri
, '. ' Prefer Armory. ,
ENTRAIN F0S UNCOIN TODAY
"It's probably :'the last night we'll
spend in Omaha for a long while-
maybe it's the last, night forever! for
some, of us, so Jets make, it a flood
onel" . ; ' " '
Some -inspired "rook" yelled this
just after the four companies of the
militia had been excused after 6 o'clck
mess. The -idea "took" like -wild fire.
- The boys made it a good night, with
various significance to the emphasiz
ed word "good." - :
Some of them went home and spend
the-last night in Omaha with their
parents, or sweethearts, others foam
ed -about downtown, gaily mingliqg
with the crowds and parading ttheir
.uniforms, and' still others cut loose
for a rip-roaring hot old time. M '
- Many Places tSo Sleep. ". '
Along about midnight, - however,
nearly all weroquartered at the Arm
ory at Twentieth and Harney. Here
the boys slept upon their blankets on
the floor-and on the roof, when prac
tical jokers allowed them. A few slept
at home, and promised faithfully to
report at 6:45 o'clock this morning.
At 7 o'clock, the four companies will
assemMe in the street, and parade
downtown. At 9:15 they will entrain
at the Burlington depot, where spe
cial cars will cary them to the mobili
zation camp at Lincoln.
None of the four companies is t)p to
full war strength, but yesterday afr
ernoop was marked by a rush of re
cruits, among them being several for
eign born young men, one of whom
was a ' German who could scarcely
They were all assigned to the com
pany of their choice and the quarter
master dealt out supplies to them.
. ' - Todd's Company Popular.
"A week ago Company C, of which
E. C. Todd is captain, was almost up
to war strength. Late yesterday, after
nearly twenty young men - had ex
pressed preference for 'Todd's com
pany,' it numebered only about fifty
five?', ,. . , i 5 ,
"I gave the company a good clean
ing out," explained Captain- Todd. "I
am- responsible for the company, so
I got an honorable discharge for
nearly all oi the- mawiVrin -mHe4-lows
who have folks, depending upon
them. There were -not jo many of
these, but there wire quite a number
of triflers inNthe company, and so' I
put it up to them cold turkey to
show some Stability or resign.
"I want-only such men in my com
pany as I can put on outpost duty at
night and then feel safe in letting my.
boys go! to Sleep. : My company -is
going to have nothing in it but wide
awake, alert young fellows of high
moral character and a good idea of
responsibility of military duty. No
triflers for me. This is no funny busi
ness." - ' ' - I '
Captain Todd has turned down
more applicants than any other com
mander. Manyjwho were refused by
him enlisted in some other company.
GO TO BORDER
Guard of Kansas, Missouri and
. California Ordered to Be Beady
to Entrain for the South,
IP" 4 GUARDSMEN MAY TAKE ARMORED AUTO TO BORDER This armored
c. ovt of th (equipment of the New York National Guard, may be taken to the
jO'V,"''n "w lom uuard has sovrl of that armored ears. . J
FIBST, OF' SOLDIERS TO 60
Officials Will . Not .Say When
Mai-ohing Command (Jo to Men
"".;.-. of Other States.
CLARKE ISSUES A MANIFESTO
The recruiting office in the court
nouse yesterday was full of
cants, but only about one of
three was accented. i- v
One man was turned down .because
hewas knock-kneed, another failed
because of height and weight and an
other's teeth and hearing was not up
to grade. ' - . . '
.Quits Qood Job. . '
- "I'm quitting a $300 a month job
to go as a private one recruit who
was accepted "told . the examining
board. He asked that his name be
withheld from the newspapers because
he did not wish bis parents, who live
out in the state, to know until the
worst actually comes. Half a dozen
other recruits also made the same
request. " .
Many are the humorous and pa
thetic incidents that take place every
few minutes at the recruiting office.
One fellow, recently a bos'n's mte
in the navy, ' decideq to become . a
militjaman. He appeared for exami
nation, which he passed, but when
he stripped, he caused a hearty laugh.
Nearly every .inch of his skin was
tatooed with some kind of a figure,
mainly - flowers, animals, . serpents
and -women. J "
"You'll be the star entertainer of
your xompai.y,". he was told. "You
can' give the boys I a moving picture
entertainment every day." j
Another fellow refused to take off
(Continued-on 'Page 2, Column 3.)
Washington, June 22. Orders to
the National Guard- of - Missouri,
Kansas snd California to be ready to
entrain for the Mexican border as
sodn as possible were dispatched to
day by the War department' -
These guardsmen- will be the first
to go in response to. Genera, Funs
ton's call for addiitbna,l men to
strengthen his border 'patrol. Offi
cials would not indicate when march
ing orders might, go to the contin
gents of the other states.
' '; ' Orders Given.' , -",
. Chicago, June. 22. Instructions
have. been issued to the central de
partment army authorities to expe
dite the mustering ofethe Kansas and
Missouri National Guard regimen's.
Majgic General Thomas H. Barry,
commander of the department, today
issued the fallowing statement:
"The muster-in of the Missouri Na
tipnaj Guard is under way. The Kan
sas National Guard will be mobilized
at Fort Riley, Kan., on Friday,' the
23d, and then will be mustered in.
South Dakota troops are reported or
dered to mobilize at Redfield on the
same date. (Michigan is expected to
be ready the latter part of the week
and Ohio the early part of next
week." . .i -, .. -
Ready to Entrain. "
Los Angeles, Cal., June 22. Briga
dier General Robert Wankowski,
commanding the First brigade. Na
tional Guard of California, said to
day his troops were ready to entrain
at any time. . He said he" was await
ing orders to move. , Recruiting is
beiniz continued. !. , i .
- ;Des Moines, : la.? Jtha&ssatSowra
nor beorge W. Clarke issued a proc
lamation today calling -for volun
teers in the Iowa National Guard.
"It is anticipated that any mo
ment the Iowa troops may be called
into action," the call says. "There
fore, I do hereby, as authorized by
law, call for a sufficient .number of
volunteers to bring 'the companies
and regiments up to ' required
strength." v : . .' "
,With. Note for King
Madrid, June '22, (Via Paris.)A
German submarine arrive4 today at
Cartagena. The officers d isembarked
and left for V adrid with a confidential
letter for King Alfonso. -The
arrival of the German subma
rine U-35 at Cartagena was officially
confirmed. "he submarine is an
chored alongside the Spanish cruiser
Cataluna. The secretary of the Ger
man embassy at Madrid has left for
Cartagena to receive an autograph
letter from the German emperor to
King Alfonso supposed to be thanks
for a reception given interned Ger
mans -from Kamerun. '
1 The sectioi. of .' e press which fa-
publishes articles today eulogizing the
uerman sauors tor tneir naval ex
ploits. The submarine came from
Pola, the Austrian naval base.
Cananea .Copper' .'
Plant Siezed by the
Kansas City, Mo., Tune 22. The
$50,000,000 property of the Cananea
Consolidated. Copper company of
Cananea, Sonora, an American con
cern, has been taken over by the de
facto "government of Mexico, accord
ing to a message from the City of
Mexjco received today by Delbert J.
Haf f, an attorney, who represents the
company ' 1 N '
Latfsing Sends Note to South
And Central American Nations
Washington, D. C June 22. Sec
retary Lansing today sent a memo
randum to the diplomatic representa
tives of South and Central American
nations reviewing the situation exist
ing between the United States and
Mexico and TrnnoUqcing that if hos
tilities should eventuate the future
of the "United States would be to
defend itself against-further invasion
and not intervene in Mexican affairs.
The memorandum, dated June 21,
follows; . j- ! :
"I inclose for your in,. .nation a
copy of this government's note of
June 20. to' the secretary of foreign'
relations of the de facte government
of Mexico on the subject of the pres
ence of American troops in Mexican
territory. This communication states
clearly the critical relations existing
between this government and the de
facto government of Mexico and the
causes which have, led up to'-the pres
ent situatipn. - ' i
t "Should this iituatyn eventuate
into 'hostilities, which this govern
ment would deeply regret and will
use every honorable effort to avoid,
I take this opportunity to inform you
that this government would havejor
its object not intervention in Mex
ican affairs with all the regrettable
consequences .which might result
fro msuch a policy, but the defense
of American territory from" further
invasion by bands of -armed Mex
icans, protection of American citizens
and property' along the :, boundary
from outrages committed by ' such
bandits, and the prevention of future
depredations by force of arms against
the marauders infesting this region
and against a government which is
encouraging and aiding them in their
activities. -- - ',
"Hostilities, In short, would be sim
ply a state of international war with
out purpose on the pari of the United
States other than to end the condi
tions which - menace our national
peace and the safety of our citizens."
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liaVLiNAS-JONAI GVARO ARMOREP AUTO, -
Paris Official Report Admits Lost
of Fortification in Verdun
. ' , Sector. - ' " '''.. '.
GRENADE ASSAULT REPULSED
Paris; June 22. After violent at
tacks lasting all night the Germans
captured front line trenches between
Fumin wood and Chenois, in the-Verdun
sector, according to an official
statement issued today by the war of
fice. '..' . .-
The Germans attacked in force on
both bankV of the Meuse after the
usual' heavy; bombardment ' An 'at
tack on tht south slope of Dead
man's Hill was checked by grenade
detachments, according to the official
statement; -. '. ,':. j.V'.rL-'-"';-','-
On the right bank of the river there
wjtre violent, engagements, west, and
south of -Fort -Vaux,' during . which
the Germans gained a footing in a
corner of Fumin wood, but were im
mediately expelled. Later they re-'
turned to the attack, when some
trenches were captured. A German
grenade assault north of Hill No.
32 1 was, stopped by the fire of the
Text of Official Report.
The text ofxthe statement says: '
"On both banks of the Meuse last
night was marked by a series of pro
nounced attacks by the enemy, which
followed bombardments of great se
verity. "On the left bank the Germans at
tacked our trenches upon the southern
slopes of Dead Map Hill. During a
spiritedengagement with hand gren
ades orr troops were successful in
completely 'repulsing the enemy and
in retaining all their positions.
"On the right bank the fighting
continued with ferocity in the region
west and south of Fort Devaux. Yes
terday evening a powerful German at
tack penetrated a wood southeast of
the Fumin wood. We delivered a
counter attack and chased the enemy
out. At about midnight a further of
fensive action was directed upon our
positions reaching from' the Fumin
wood to a point to the east of Chenois,
and was repulsed- with sanguinary
losses. . i .- ' ' . ,
"At the Fumin wood and at Cheois
the enemy secured lodgement in some
of our advancedl trenches between
these two positions.
- "At about 2 o'clock in the morning
an attack svith hand grenades against
our positions' north of Hill No. 32 1
failed under our fire.
' "In the Champagne district the ar
tillery fighting waswery spirited along
the' front from Maisons-de-Chim-pagne
to Mont .Tetu. .s
; Battle in the Air. ' ' i
"A French air squadron went out
in pursuit of a group of enemy aero
planes which had come forward with
the intention of bombarding the vil
lages of the valley of the Meuse! Dur
ing this pursuit one of the French pi
lots brought down two German ma
chines. "During the Wight of June 21-22
French aeroplanes threw down a num
ber of projectiles upon the railroad
stations and the tracks at Apremont,
Grand Pre, Septsarges, Rotagne and
Brieulles, as well as on the barracks
in the wood of Consenvoye and the
military establishment north of Thion
Smith is Elected
Grand Master of '
Los Angeles, Cal., June 22. Lee
S. Smith of Pittsburgh was elected to
day grand master of the grand en
campment of Knights Templar of the
United States at the thirty-third
triennial conclave. ..' , .
' Other officers elected were:
Deputy grand master, Joseph K."
Orr, Atlanta; grand generalissimo, J..
E. HieJ.W. Chamberlin, St. Paul;
grand captain general, Leonidas P.
Newby, Knightstown, Ind.; grand
senior warden, William H. Norris,
Manchester, la.; grand junior war
den, George W. Vallery, Denver;
grand treasurer, . H. .Wales Lines,
Meriden, Conn., re-elected, and grand
recorder, Frank H. Johnson, Louis
ville. . ...
: 10 VERGE OF WAR
, ; ,,, -.' :,. - .
Washington Offioiala Make No Ef
fort to Conceal Their
v ' Anxiety, . ' ' v ', '
AWAIT REPORT OF PERSHLNfl
N Washington, D. C June 22.
While the government had no official
confirmation early today of Mexican
reports that American and Mexican
troops were in a battle yesterday,
with heavy losses, on the American
side, there was t stir of grim pur
pose about the Wlar and State de
partments. , .' . ' . , ,
Secretary Baker conferred with
President Wilson i nnd , Secretary
Lansing regarding reports given out
by Mexican commanders atihe bor
der.' Afterward Mr. Baker hastened
tp the captpj for conferences with
the. congressional militmry-xommit-tee
chairmen. He submitted to
Chairman Hay of the heuse commit
tee a resolution authorizing the pres
ident to draft National Guardsmen
willing to Hake the federal oath ifito
the regular army immediately. Chair
man, Hay will call up the resjlution
tomorrow. v v -
. Officials said President Wilson
would await a definite report of what
has happened from General Pershing.
It was not expected until late today,
as the town of Carrizat, where the
fighting was Said to have occurred,
is sixty miles or more from General
Pershing's advance base at . Nami
quipa. ,- i
Policy Is Unchanged, j
At the White House it was said
the president's policy was Unchanged
for the present at least, and that
Mr. Wilson had ho intention .of go
ing before congress immediately.
Stories .of the fight seem, to indi
cate that' the Americans were am
bushed and suffered their chief losses
from machine gun fire.
It is presumed General Pershing
promptly dispatched . reinforcements
to aid the cavalry detachment
Secretary Baker said no marching
orders had gone to National Guard
units. Nothing could .be done, he
declared, until a report from- Amer
ican sources had been received. , '
There were no efforts' to conceal
the anxiety with which the situation
was viewed. There is enough simi
larity among the border reports to
convince them that a serious clash
occurred, whot'ver may have been the
aggressor and whatever the outcome,
it has brought .war with Mexico so
close that officials say any hour may
see the conflict in full swing. .
Doubt Americans Aggressors. -
Reports from Mexican sources tell
ing of the .clash, but not disclosing
Ame.ican casualties, were accepted by
c".cials as fairly authentic, although
none would believe-that the Amer
icans made the first attack.
Pending receipt of General Fun
ston's report, President Wilson con
sidered the situation serious. He was
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
. AID T0TR00PERS
General Says He Eat Ead No Word
from Offioer in Command at
'4' - ';.'' tfarroal Fight. .
HE ACTS UPON" INFORMATION
San Antonio, Tex.j June 22. Gen
eral Fershinga reported to General
Funston. today that he had not yet
received a report on the fight at Car
rizal, but added that on' information
sent him, he had' sert out two squad
rons of the Eleventh cavalry with
instructions to get; into touch' with
the troop of the Tenth' that was' en
gaged .yesterday ; by. (he Mexican
forces. ' ' ','.,.;., ,.t
1 . General Funston made It plain that
General Pershings first report has
not altered the general situation and
that no special orders will be issued
.until General Pershlna has rendered
aftport in detail of the Carranza
tight ana the incidents that led up
.to it..' -.-... ' : : : ';..,-,.
General Pershing said that alt his
men had positive oruers not to do
anything calculated to precipitate a
fight- with ' troops of the de facto
government . ,
Although unstated in General Per
shing's report, officers at the depart
ment headquarters draw the-inference
that Captain Charles T. Boyd
was' in command of Troop H, the
troop believed to have been the one
engaged at Carrizal. .
American Losses Heavier..
El Paso, Tex.,. June ' 22. The
Americans who enassed the Carran
za soldiers in battle at Carrizal yes
terday were heavier losers than the
Mexicans, according to reports issued
by the Mexican consulate in El Paso
The Mexican claim is that white
fourteen of their number, were killed
and thirty wounded, .the Americans
suffered an even dozen killed and lost
seventeen as prisoners. In addition
they say the Americans had an un
known number of wounded which
they carried off with them.
They point put also that while the
Carranza commander, General Felix
Uomez, lost his lite,, the American
leader also .was-killed. . - s .' -.
Uncertainty regarding the identity
of the commander , of the American
troops was believed to have been dis
sipated by a report received through
Columbus, N; M., that he was Captain
Lewis S. Morey of the Tenth cavalry.
Captain Morey apparently started on
his mission, which has hot been offi-
.ciajy explained, from Ojo Federico,
but the exact time is not known, al
though t may. have been , Monday,
' American is Released. ; '
. An American newsoaoer man. f. C
Johnson of Dallas,- Tex., who came
here -recently and is attached to one
of - the local palters, was arrested in
Juarez this afternoon. General Bell
and other officials immediately com
municated with Mexican authorities,
requesting his release,
lohnson was released on receint ot
the requests from the American offi
cials. It was said he had been gath
ering information of military value.
FIELD OF BATTLE
AGAINST BIG ODDS
Troops of Tenth Cavalry Maka
Stand for Five Hotm in Face
of Enemy Outnumbering
Them Five to 0nt
CTAY TILL FOE REINFORCED
Courier Reaches" Pershing's Head
, qnaiters with. News of tha
EXPECTED SOON AT C0IVMB1TS
Swedish Trade Journal Says
Germany is Nearing Starvation
' Stockholm, June 21.--(Via Lon
don, June 22.) The Swedish Trade
Journal Affarsvirlden, representing
the best business interests in Sweden,
today prints a remarkable editorial
commenting on the war, in which it
says it is time for the Swedes to re
alize that the outcome cannot be fa
vorable to the central powers. The
food questions says the newspsper,
will decide the war, and it declares
that the bad situation in Germany is
responsible for the "reckless offensive
at Verdun and the recent attempt to
win a naval battle." ' , ' .,
The article says: j
"The food situation in Germany is
bad) and much worse than the Swed
ish people generally think. Swedish
conceptions as to how peace will be
concluded have not taken sufficiently
into consideration the importance of
the -campaign of, starvation against
Germany. - - - -
"The central powers cannot obtain
a peace advantageous to them. It is
said in a long German article regard
ing the central disposition of food
that the butchers are unable to supply
more than one-third the normal quota
and that Germany in the very near
future must feed Its people chiefly on
vegetables.' Even if it is possible to
train the,' population to a vegetable
diet, this cannot be done unless there
is plenty of bread, butter and eggs
and turnips, beans and such other
vegetables, but none of these, not
even potatoes, can be had in the quan
tities the peiple require .them. Es
pecially there seems to be a lack of
bread, beans, peas,-butte.', eggs, rice,
oats and all the nourishing vegetarian
foods. -As a matter'-of fact, there is
greater lack of these than of meat."
Swedish business interests in these
sections are friendly to Germany, and
many years of trading with that coun
try has outweighed that of any other,
ar.d this article in the representative
trade journal warning business men
as to the outcome of the war is re
garded here with much interest .' .
Columbus,. N. M. June 22. The .
troops, of the Tenth cavalry, which
clashed with Carranizistas yesterday
at Carrizal, held the field for five
hours before retreating, although they '
were outnumbered five' to one, ac
cording to unofficial reports here to-night.-
The report said that the Amer
icans only withdrew when; heavy '
Mexican reinforcements were brought
up. '. .
It was learned that a courier from
the battle field , reached General
Pershing's field " headquartera at
Colonia Dublan late today, and the- "
expeditionary commander's report is
expected over the army wireless mo
mentarily.. v:.' ,'-':;';'";:
De Factos Abandon Railroad Towns. ,
Columbus, N. M., ujne 22. The de,
facto troops, which for weeks formed
part, of the pincers formations that
threatened to close in on the pnitive
expedition in the event of any move
ment south of Namiquipa, disappeared
last night. It is presumed -they . are -heeding
for Chihuahua City to effect
a junction with Trevino's main body,
from information received here today.
This report is taken to mean that
the towns of Casas Grandes, Colonia
Dublan and El Valle are free of Car
ranzistas. Thus far no details of the . .
reported fight between a detachment
ot the Tenth cevalry and Carranzista
troops near Carrizal have reached Co
lumbus. Intense activity on the part '
of officers and men here is noticeable.
The aero squad is making every effort
to send biplanes south to the expedi- j
tion today. , ; .
Mexican Consul Sandoval has been
ordered, by his gttWftUifent torport-
to Juarez. . He leaves with his family
today. V.,J;;: , .. ... ...
Arab Kebels Take
Holy City of Mecca v
London, June 22. Reports have,
been received here that a serious up
rising against the Turks is in progress ' ,
in Arabia and that the rebels have
captured the holy city of Mecca. 1
The London newspapers declare -that
the rebellion is certain to have
an important bearing on the war, es- -pecially
as regards the participation'
of Turkey. -ThrfTost says:
"The uprising is due to recent
wholesale executions of Mohamme
dan and Syrian ' notables and well
known religious leaders, and also to
the spread in Arabia of a feeling that
the Turks have abdicated their posi
tion as the protector of the Moham- -medans
and have become the vassals i
of Germany." . ,
The Graphic says:
""The revolt is a smashing blow at
Turkey, and the capture of Mecca is
an event which, will shake Turkish
prestige to .its foundations." x
A Reuter dispatch from Cairo says
the rebels, in addition to taking
Mecca, have captured Jiddah, the '
chief seaport of Arabja, and Taif,
sixty-five miles southeast of Mecca,
and have proclaimed independence of
the Arabs from Ottoman rule. ' N
It is said the garrisons of Mecca,
Jiddah and Taif, surrendered with
the exception of two small forts at
Taif, which are still resisting. At
Jiddah fdrty-five officers,' 1,400 men
and six guns were captured. Medina,
248 miles northwest of .Mecca, which ;
contains the tomb of Mohammed, is J
closely besieged, and all .communica-
tions to Hejas are in the hands of the''
grand sherif. : . ,
Gregory Slated for
The Supreme Bench
Washington, June 22. Nomination
of Attorney General Thomas W.
Gregory. to succeed Charles E.
Hughes on the supreme - court was ,
said today by persons in President
Wilson's confidence to have been vir
tually decided upon. It is regarded aa
certain that John W. Davis, solicitor
general, will be named attorney gen- -eral.
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