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VOL. XLVI NO. 8.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, " 1916-TWELVE PAGES.
S'sV, SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
LL MOOSE MEN
Progressive National' Commit
tee Votep, 32 to 6, to Sup-
, port the Republican
" . ' Nominee. ..
NINE MEMBERS DON'T VOTE
Motion to Substitute Name of
v Victor Murdock for Colo
' - nellsLost.
T. R. REFUSAL IS ACCENTED
New York, June 26. Charles . E.
Hughes, republican nominee, for pres
ident, sent telesr-n lo O. K. Davis,
secretary of the" progressive national
committee, tonight' welcoming the
support of the progressive party and
arraigning; the present administration
-for its "weakness and incertitude."
Mr. Hughes also gave out a letter
he had written to Colonel Roosevelt
in. which he declared that the nation
was indebted to the colonel v"for the
quickening of "the National spirit and
for the demand for an out-and-out 100
per cent Americanism." , v ! ; .: V
' Chicago, June 26.-The progressive
national committee tonight voted to
endorse Charles Evans . Hughes for
president.: The "vote was 32 to 6,
with nine declining to vote' on the
ground .that the committee was ex
ceeding it power in taking such ac
tion1."" , . 1 -' :
The committee voted down a, mo
tion. 31 to 15, to substitute the name
of Victor Murdock of Kansas to fill
Jhe vacancy caused by the declina
tion of Theodore Roosevelt '
', Chicago, IH.;"June 26. The national
committee of the progressive party at
its meeting here today decided against
openinglhe session to newspaper men
by a vote of 35 to 15. John M. Park
er led the light for an open session
and George W. Perkins advocated a
closed session, at least for a time. Mr.
Perkins said he had confidential in
formation for the committee from Mr.
Hughes outlining the position which
.the republican nominee takes on va
When it was voted to keep the door
shut a number of the' committee
walked out Among them were John
M. Parker, Bainbridge Colby of New
York, J. M, Ingersoll of Idaho and
A. T, Moon of I Hah. v-
Mr. IngersuJ said. that those who
1,;t. .tlrt hall - vwre opposeC to 'star
chamber sessions. ';-' .Sf.: 1-'.
At the executive session Chester H.
ftowell -of California; Raymond' Rob-'
ius of Illinois and lames K. barneld
of Ohio, related to the committee the
impressions they had lormed at a con
ference with Augtie in NewTforlc
i The committee . then decided to
make the neeting an open one, and
the fifteen - members who withdrew
when the report of Mr. Hughes' views
was started returned,.
The reading of the Roosevelt letter
' was greeted with applause and at its
conclusion .'William Flynri of Penn
sylvania moved that Colonel Roose-
velt's declination- be accepted. The
motion was carried by acclamation
r, .without an " Objecting voice. ; " .
George W. Perkins said that the
only reason for the-closed session
was that conversations between the
republican candidate and; others had
been related and it was not thought
the proper thing to make those con
versations- public, they having Deen
.given in private.- . ,
'. . 1 lie committee chairman called tor
nominations for the vacancy caused
by Roosevelt's declination. Bain
bridge Colby moved Victor Murdock
be nominated,.: Raymond Robins
stated that Murdock had positively
refused to accept t nomination. James
R. Garfield spoke against a nomina
tion of Murdock. V
Five Millions More ; -For
' 1 Washington, June 26. Five million
"dollars was added to the fortification
bill as it passed the house by a sen
ate committee' today, fo be used for
purchase and manufacture of moun
tain, field and siege cannon. The
committee eliminated the $750,000
provision for the purchase of the
lohn Hays Hammond, jr., inventions
lor wireless1 control of torpedoes and
.417,000 for installation of one of the
Hammond plants, and substituted an
ippropriation of $30,000 for investi
gation O the Hammnnct-inventionsV-
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1.. A. WEI.aH. "U.Iiunlo(tt.
Blood Courses Faster as Men of
Signal Corps Take Federal
Oath Of Service. ,
EXCUSED HEN COME BACK
(From a Staff CwrMpoadeat.)
No Order Yet Given :
to Move State Troops
' (Pram a SUtf Crra.p.nd.nt.1
' Lincofn, June 26. (Special).
Just when the moving of troops
will begin is yet unsettled;: Gov
ernor HArehead has not yet noti
fied the war department, that any
part of the Guard is ready. '
! Mobilization .Camp, Lincoln,, June
26.r-(Special.) The man who would
not feel the blood of patriotism ting
ling in his veins when watching the
mustering in 'of a company "of Ne
braska Guards would be lacking-in,
many things which make1'; up an
American citizen. The ceremony , is
not a long one, but if the same hings
occur which took place this niornifig
when the men- of ' the. signal corps,
hailing form Fremopt, were mus
tered into the United States service
by Captain Tupes, it is not at all
strange that many of the men, who
have gone to Governor Morehead
and asked for discharges have asked
that they again be mustered into the
service. ' . i . - - - . ..
It was an imposing sight -when the
signal corps, - composed of seventy
five fine looking young men inarched
to the place assigned and were lined
up in otfe long rank for th-: muster;
ing in ceremony. j ''
As their names were called each
one answered "Here," and stepped
ten paces to the front. ...Then at the
command of Captain Henry Jess, the
company commander, they uncovered
and with the right hand raised in the
air, the left holding the hat over the
heart, listened to the oath -and re
sponded to the question with an "I
do." . ' '-.. .
" ( Cheer for President. !
Then three cheers were given for
the president of the United States
and the company marched to their'
quarters fullfledged United - States
soldiers.' ' . .. ,,. -t.
As the boys stood ready , to- take
the oath, an old .gray. haired man
wearing the little .bronze button
which showed that he too had stood
in line fifty or more years ago and
took the same oath, approached and
with .sober counttenance - watched the
men sworn in. He was P. H.,VijiWH
steen of. Fremont and to him- the
sweuing in of that body of men jiatr
a more wan- passing ntetet, tor
sixth down the line was His own troy,
a fine looking young sdldier-Wrllt (he
bearing of a true American, one. who
had thrown up a fine' position with
the Northwestern railway company
to listen to the call of his country.
The name of Sargeant Glen JX Win
tersteen was. called and with a firm
"Here" he stepped o the front and
took bis place in line.' .'--
However,. .there was One man whol
a . it.. f . n .1.-
aia not answer 10 ine can. : vv nen me
name of Sargeant Bogard was called,
no one made response. It is Said
that he had been called home to the
bedside of an aged motlier, seriously
HI, and if he returns before his com
pany goes to the front, he will be
mustered in in time to go with them.
Otherwise someone else will -take his
place - ' '' - V ' M'.-..-.- "
A What happened this mornhig re
garding the signal company will
probably happen each time a .body
of Nebraska soldiers is mustered into
the service. - Some anxious father or
some fond mother, wife or other rela
tive will watch the ceremony with
beathing heart, praying silently to
God that the dear one may return
safely when .war's grim call to battle
shall have passed away and the boys
comemarching home again from the
border, ' ., -t '.. ..'.". v.- v
.' Wind Causes Trouble.
The heavy wind last night paid its
compliments to many cook tents on
the grounds. Among the 1 number
which went down in the storm- went
those of companies A, C and D of
Omaha. Company B believing in
preparedness lowered their tent be
fore the storm struck and.r thus
escaped the trouble of picking up the
tent poles this morning. . . .
Company I of the Fourth from
Gordon,- commanded by Captain Joe
Leedorn, has among its number five
Sioux Indians. . Last night at the
grand stand these Indians enter
tained a crowd with Indian dances
and other things. During the ex
hibition, Frank KKoces, one of the
number, delivered . a ' speech, in .the
Indian language, later interpreting
into the English. He was, listened to
attentively and received a hearty
round of applause. He ' said that
many years ago the white men and
the people of his tribe had fought
each other, but now "we are all go
ing in together and1 with the help of
God and the United Ctates, we are
going to lick them Mexican ' .''
Some .companies .are. "found with
men who heretofore have not taken
the oath of allegience. - There are
about a dozen Greeks distributed
around, and one company has a full
blooded Corean. This young man,
20 years , of age, appears as anxious
to get to the border as any of them.
Captain McMillen of the aero com
pany has been given authority to se
lect ten men from the companies for
aeroplane service, and he is busily
engaged selecting the men who have
the nerve to fly. , .V V ,'
Several young men who asked for
discharges because they had reasons,
as they thought, why they should re
main at home, have caught the spirit
of patriotism from their former com
rades and have re-enlisted, ... ;
Recruit Third Regiment " '.
' Headquarters in Lincoln opened
Saturday for the purpose of enlist
ing -men for a third rigunent with
(tMtlnwd on Pas. S, talunta 4.)
III MEXICAN CITY
Civilians Attending Bull Fi'v
WOMEN'S WORK FOR THE SOLDIERS Who m.y go into
Mexico has already begun. Many of tha (iris of the New
York social set have begun making bandages at the head,
quarters of the American Red Cross, among them Miss
Mimi Scott and Miss Dorothy Lee Mills, both leaders in the
younger set. ' ,' ""'..'' '
at Torreon Forced
T Facto Troona to '
Gringo Demo, jrf'; m.
incited AGyJi America
Mayor and a Carranza ' Army
BancTLead Rioters on Mis
sion pf Outrage. '
REFUGEES BRING STORY
Eagle Pass. Tex..'f Tune 26. The
United States consulate at" Torreon,
Mexico, was demolished June 18 by a
mob' of 3,000- civilians led ' by the
mayor" erf . the city and Carranza
army band,, according to 'American
refugees, arriving here hse today.
The populace was attending it bull
fight, according to the refugees, when
the de facto government troops forced
the mto join in an anti-American dem
onstration. 4 , .
' Death to tringoes."
The mob rushed through the streets
shouting "death to all the gringoes,"
and upon reaching the consulate, tore
up the furniture and destroyed the
building. - Then the rioters congre
gated in the central plaza of the town
where a mass meeting was held. The
mayor and other' prominent Mexi
cans,' it is said, addressed this meet
ing, inciting the'" populace against
Americans, advising that all citizens
of the United States be run out of the
. . Who Refugees Are. '
' Among '-the : Americans "arriving
here with this story are'H. G. Boren,
J. J.t Martin, J. A. Rogers, F. M.
Howard, L. S. Spreckelmyer, E. A.
Porter and his son, Willis Lee, W.
H. Sturgeon and family, Mrs Mary
Love and her two sons: AJI these
refugees are en route to Hieir homes
in. various parts of the United States.
Villa Reported to ,
Be Shot by Man He
Impressed Into Band
' Field Headquarters, June 20. (By
Courier fo Columbus,. N. M, June 26.)
ir-Francisco Villa was shot from the
rear by s Mexican he had impressed
into .his gang during ih battle with
Carranza troops-at Guerreuo, but his
fate still is unknownaccording to a
semi-official account givnvout here
todat, obtained from Major Robert
L. Howse,- who was close on Villa's
trail last April. "'
The officer learned the details of
the bandit chiefs woundmi from one
of the. Mexicans Villa drafted and
wjio afterwards deserted.
California Guard -Officer
Sacramento, CaL, June 26. Be
coming mentally deranged by the mil
itary movements and worry over his
business affairs Thomas' K. Hender
son, first sergeant of Company C,
Fifth infantry of Berkeley, a contrac
tor, tried to kill Second Lieutenant
Hobkins of Company C of the Second
infantry of Fresno today because Hop-
1 t J t 1 1. 1 T T .
Kin. wuuiu nui uucy in. wiucrs. ' ms
slfbt missed its mark. Henderson
was placed in the insane ward at
the coupty jail. , ' .
Hughes Asks T.-R.
to Dine With Him
New York, June Z6.--Charles E.
Hughes, republican nominee for pres
ident,' has written s, letter to Theo
dore Roosevelt, it was authoritatively
learned today, inviting1 him to take
luncheon with him.- ,, , I ' '
Mr,' Hughes, it is understood, had
left to Colonel Rosevelt the matter
of fixing a time fo their meeting.
KINKAP'S CONDITION V
' ' IS GREATLY IMPROVE
. .. itnm a StaK -Vormpoadeat.) :
Washington, ; June 26. (Special
Telegram.) Judge - M. P. Kinkaid,
who has been ill from a recurance of
an old malady, acute, indigestion, is
vejy greatly improved and hopes to
be in in the -house the latter part of
the week.' At no time during his ill
ness was there any - suggestion of
typhoid fever, as . one newspaper in
Nebraska intimated, but on the con
trary, -Representative-Kinkaid's sick
ness was a retuAi of an old stomach
trouble which left him greatly ex
hausted, and needing complete rest
and quiet from .legislative activities
for a time. .
Rather alarming reports were-sent
abroad as to his condition. While
still confined to his hotel, the repre
sentative from the Sixth was able to
take a stroll through the corridors
tpday.t ' s'v " ' .r.
0!:E OMAHA COMPANY'
MUSTt-BED IN SERVICE
- (From a Staff Carmpoa4t.)
. Lincoln, June 26, (Special Tele
gram.) Companv C of Omaha was
mustered into the United service at
7 -o'clock this evening with its full
quota of men.' This is the first regu
lar company mustered into the serv
ice. The officers areaptain Irvin V.
Todd, first Lieutenant 1. K. Kerch
ner and Second Lieutenant , W. F.
Bruett. - ',.. " " '
- Captain Todd served under General
Funston and hopes to see further
service under him. The other Omaha
companies will be mustered in 'prob
ably tomorrow. ' J. ..
i4L. A :.V c "il-
ISS MIMI SCOTT 9 DOSiOTHX VE,ZMWIS
ROOSEVELT WILL '
Colonel. Declines' Nomination
and Asks His Followers to
' ' Support Republicans,
DAVIS BEADS HIS LETTER
Chicago, June 26. Theodore"Roose
velt, in a letter read to' the progres
sive national committee in session
here today, finally declined to accept
the presidential nomination of the
party and strongly urged the-bull
moose organization to support Charles
E. Hughes. The colonel's letter was
read by Oscar King Davis, secretary
of the committee. ' i ; -.
The meeting of the national 1 com
mittee of the progressive party was"
called order, by Matthew Hale ;,of
Massachusetts, vice chairman, in the
absence of Victor Murdock) of Kan
sas, chairman of the committee ..'
The message, from Colonel' Roose-
(C-ontlnaea oW faav'S, Veluma't.)'
"Governor Decides an
Extra SesM Will rC
Not Be N,ecessary
(From a Staff Corropondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., ' June '26. (Special
Telegram.) According to' Governor
Morehead, after a conference with
General Hall this morning, there will
be no extra session of the Nebraska
legislature for the purpose, of appro
priating funds for expenses of mo
bilizing the guard. "In the 'first
place," said the governor, "we do not
know how much . we wauld have to
have and in the second place the gov
ernment will probably pay most of
it" A Lincoln banker called on the
governor soon after General Hall left
and said that the state need not go
to the expense of an extra sessionfor
his bank would let the state have all
the money necessary and take a
chance on the legislature.
, Dies of Injuries
'Oshkosh, Wis., June( 26. Charles
Niles,. the aviator, who fell hete yes
terday while looping the loop in a
war monoplane, died this morning at
6 o'clock at St Mary's hospital. Hem
morhage of the. brain due to his in
juries caused his death. He was 26
years of age and was born at Roches
ter, N. Y. Niles-was married six
weeks ago at Seattle to Miss Luetic
Godard of . La , Gastic, Philippine
Islands. "' ' .' r ', -. , .
Lead Member of South
Dakota Guard Drowns
; . Vi'v-.
Camp ' Hagman, Redfield, - S,: D.,
June 26;4-David Poppleton of Lead,
company C, South Dakota National
iuard, drowneu nere yesterday wnue
swimming in the- James river. He
Vias seized with cramps and his com
panions were unable to rescue him.
A military funeral was held last eve
ning, ; .......' '. .: . : , ,, ! . u.
Italian 0fioial Eeport Says the
Enemy is in Flight in the
- Trentino Distriot.
vfGOROUS ; PURSUIT IS ON
Rome, June 26. A general retreat
of the Austrians in the Trentino dis
trict over k sector about, twenty miles
in extent is announced in an official
Statement issued by the Italian war
office today.- The statement says that
the' Italians are pressing the pur
suit vigorously. - ,; . s .. -' .-,
. The text of the statement follows:
. ; "The enemy, incapable of overcom
ing out defense, and under the ener
getic pressure which , we have been
Conducting for several day., has been
forced to begin, a retreat north of
the Mandrielle road. We have cap
tured the positions of Castel, Gamber
to.'Meletee, Mount Longara,' Gallio,
Aiiago, Czeueiiga and Mount Cengo.
Our-- advance .continues vigorously
dose' to the heels of the enemy."
. f ; , ) ' '.,' "" ' . - -! .'
Rumor of Another
Clash in Mexico is '
'" Not Confirmed
Columbus, N. M., June 26. A re
port ' was in circulation here today
that another clash of American and
Carraniista. trooos had occurred , in
the vicinity of Villa Ahumada, but
army officers here have not . con
firmed it. . ..- ..... -
El Paso, Tex.,, June 26. Mexican
officials in, El Paso and Juarez said
today they .had heard nothing of any
fighting at - Villa Ahumada, or any
other point - j
Dynamite Bomb "
Found in New York
i New York, June 26. Whit had the
appearance of being a bomb with nine
sticks of dynamite was found today
behind, a door of an entrance of the
federal building. The bomb and the
dynamite were wrapped in a, package,
the paper . of which was slightly
scorched.. Inspector Eagan of (the
bureau of combustibles said the dyna
mite found in the package was a pow
erful brand, sufficient to blow' up a
dozen buildings. . . . :, ... . ;i ,! . ,
Byron Farmer Killed
In Motorcar Upset
' Deshldr Neb., June- 26. .(Special
Telkgram.) Hubert Fintell, a young
farmer residing near Byron, was in
stantly killed about 9 o'clock last
evening when his car turned turtle
on the county seat highway, - five
miles east of Deshler. He was driv
ing at a Ugh rate, of speed and started
,to turn to one side of the road. He
lost control of the car and it whirled
over, crushing him under one side of
the car and - fracturing his : skull.
Vhree other men in the car- were
thrown out, but were not hurt, '.
Pan-American Republics Will
Not Offer to Mediate Now
Washington, June -26. South and
Central American- republics will not
offer mediation to the United States
in the Mexican- crisis at this time.
This announcement was made late
today by Minister Calderon of, Bo
uvia aiier a conicrfnc
tary Lansing. ' . '
Milliliter falrlef-. n nairl ?r-rtarv
Lansing had indicated that the United
States considered this was not the
ti ne for mediation. The minister ad
ded, however, that the Latin-American
countries might consider the sub
ject again after the United States
had received a reply to its note to the
de facto government--o Mexico- i
Spam is Much Interested.
Paris, June 26. 1 hi Madrid corre
spondent of the Temps cays the fol
lowing: . . ' '..,.' t .. . .. , -V I''
"Public opinion here is greatly im
pressed by the Mexican situation, De
Spite the talk of intervention by King
Alfonso in fivor of peace between the
United States and Mexico, no official
move in this respect has been made
with Seer e-Say far. The feeling in Spain is th-l
it u of the greatest importance and
urgency, that order be re-established
in Mexico. It is pointed out 4ht
thei, are 300,000 Spainiards in Mex
ico Who would be unable . - ..ry on
business, and many of whom would
be virtually ruined.
"Intervention by the United States,
it is asserted, would not be regarded
unfavorably by Spain, because early
in the Mexican revolution Spanish
fugit.ves were effectively aided by the
ilnited States, the Spanish govern
ment being unable to act directly."
Speeding; Up of Mobilization
Reported to War Office from
Nearly All States.
NEW YORK STASIS FIRST
Washington, June 26. Speeding up
of the mobilization of National
Guardsmen was reported to the War
department today from nearly all
states, and word was expected mo
mentarily by the National Guard divi
sion that the first contingents had
.started for the border. .
Major Gcneril Leonard Wood, com
manding the eastern department, re
ported that he expected several New
York and Massachusetts regiments
ready to start during the day.
More than 1,000 Missouri Guards
men were reported to have been mus
tered into trie federal service. They
were the first to actually take the
United States oath since one company
of the .Oregon Guard qualified. , ' i
Troops Have Right of Way.
General' Scott, chief of staff, said
elaborate and smoothly working ma
chinery was in operation to expedite
transportation of the National Guard
to the south. Their troops and supply
trains have the right of way even to
the sidetracking of limited passenger
trains. i ......
The quartermaster ' general ' has
charge of the transportation aided 'by
railroad agents of the American rail
ways stationed constantly at the War
Physical examination and lack of
equipment is delaying militia in some
states. It is pointed out that state
authorities and not the federal gov
emmen are responsible for any short
age of uniforms, rifles and other, ma
terials, the regulations requiring that
sufficient quantities, be on hand at all
times to . equip militia units up to
their peace strength.
: Kansas and Ohio Ready.
The militia division was advised to
day that the Illinois Guard was two
thirds enrolled,, that Kansas Guards
men were mustering with practically
all in camp, and that Ohios comple
ment would be mobilized complete,
having received further orders to
hasten. The . Wisconsin Guard was
reported not yet mustered. ' '
Others state forcest reported mobil
ized today include Minnesota, Indiana,
Michigan, Wyoming, Colorado, South
Dakota and Idaho. . ... t
. The War department has received
many requests from separate Organ
izations, not identified' with the Na
tional Guard, to be recruited. H
Citizens of German, Polish and
other foreign parentage, are organiz
ing separate companies. Army heads
explained, today that such erganiu
tions. could not be accepted unless
they should answer call for volun
teers. .;;. .'"-.'.;.-;.
Ae far as the War -department Is
concerned, said Secretary Baker,
"there is only . one nationality recog
nizedAmerican." .:'.., : i i
Boys of Glenwood .
: Start for Camp
' -.Glenwood, la., June 26, (Special.)
Company I, with eighty-one men,
left Glenwood on time Sunday morn
ing. Women of Glenwood were at
the Irmory at 4:30 to see that the
last meal of the boys in their home
town should be as nearly home-like
as it was possible- to arrange at the
armory. The town was crowded Sat
urday night with people from over the
county. Standing room in the busi
ness section was at a premium. It
is estimated that 71500 people heard
the continuous band concert and saw
the final preparation of the company
for its leaving at 6:40 yesterday morn
ing. The fire siren made the final
announcement of the train's arrival,
and 3,500 people flocked to the sta
tion. The train crew, from their dec
orated engine, posed for many photo
graphs and the engine whistle blew
a continuous welcome and farewell
The many pathetic goodbyes, the hun
dreds of moist eyes, were followed by
the hope and prayer that those in
authority would be able to keep the
boys on American soil. The last wed
ding in the company was Corporal
Ernest Boyce and Marie Elizabeth
Lehse. ..' 'v -
Knights of St. John -in
in City of Detroit
Detroit, Mich, June 26. A meeting
irra local theater this forcoon and a
spectacular parade this afternoen,
were expected to mark the opening
session of the National Association of
Knights of St. John, a Roman Catho
lic order. Several thousand Knights
were in att.ndance. The convention
will close Wednesday. I .
It is understood that the convention
will discuss plans for a nation-wide
campaign to increase the membership
of the order. Years ago-tit' national
membership was larger thu . at pres
ent, t in the last year a movement
to strengthen, it has . been actively
prosecuted. Four new commanderies
have been organized in Detroit in that
time. ,v ' t
Today's program called for an ad
dress pf welcome by Mayor Oscar
Marx at the opening business session
which was called to order after the
delegates attended mass at St. Mary's
church. Responses were to be made
by Supreme President James Dugan
of Columbus and Surreme President
Theresa Kenner-of the women's aux
iliary. . After the parade this afternoon, in
which knights tud -women were to
march, an excursion on the Detroit
river was planned. Drill teams, are
.to compete for trophies and purse at
Navin field tomorrow. A mass meet
ing is to be held tomorrow night and
Governor Woo'bt.dge H-erns of
Michigan has been invited to make an
address. .- , . ..
ON ANSWER OF
DE FACTO CHIEF
Carranza Has One More Oppor- -
tunity to Avoid Armed Con
flict with the United
VL' States. . '
REPLY EXPECTED HOURLY
He Must State His Attitude
Toward American Army Now
J Protecting the Border.'
STUDY MOHEVS LETTER
' BULLETIN. ; ,
Washington, June 26. Secretary
Lansing's note to the de facto gov
ernment reached Mexico City last
night and Special Agent Rodgers ar
ranged to . deliver it .immediately.
This was reported in a cablegram -from
Mr. Rodgers sent last night and
received today. .
Washington; , D. ' C, June' 26.
Whether a state of war shall exist be
tween the United States and the de
facto government of Mexico depends ,
upon the formal declaration of policy
by General Carranza, expected hourly
today in response to the note telc-
graphed to Mexico City yesterday by
Secretary Lansing. '; ; ,
The American government will in- '
sist upon ttie immediate release of
the cavalrymen captured at Carrizal,
as demanded in the note, , but high
in interpreting the communication
that the course of the United States '
will be determined by Carranza's final
statement , of his intentions toward
the American expedition in Mexico
to protect the border rather than on
the specific circumstances of the Car- -rizal
incident. r i -
. The War department had not re- .
ceived at an early hour the letter from
Captain Morey of the Tenth cavalry
giving the first official American ver
sions of the fighting at Carrizal
f Study Moray's Letter.
, The published text of Captain Mor (
ey's letter was construed ti indicat
ing that, the American force was to .
.... -.1 f . .t- - -1 t-
nome extent responsiuic lor snc wasn. -
Officials noted this tact, but said tnat
an official account from Captain Mor
ey would be the basis of judgment
rather than the hurried note written
by a man who was expecting death
and was suffering from wounds and
tnirsi., , . . .. - -
It was pointed out, however, that ,
Secretary Lansing's note did not
found its demands upon a statement ,
that Mexicans precipitated the fight,
Apparently the question has no direct
connection with the! course President ;
Wilson is pursuing.: The Mexican
note saying General Carranza person
ally directed that . General Trevino
resist any movement of the American
troops in Mexico except , on retire
ment toward the border is the real i .
issue. - ' - .''"-,'
The Washington government eon- ,.
strued this action as. a .formal avowal
of deliberate hostile action, It de
mands'that if this is Carranza's pur
pose he should so state through reg
ular diplomatic channels. r .
, ' Congress Is Informed. '
i Members of congress were in
formed of all phases of. the situation
during the day by .the chairman of
the. foreign; affair.) committee,. who
had a long, conference with the presi- ;
dent last night. The president then
indicated that he might desire to ad-t-dress
the house and senate soon, but'
no steps toward arranging for a joint -.
session wilt be taken until the Carran
za reply is received. It is understood
that Mr. Wilson plans to tell con
gress, if Carranza adheres to his ores- '
ent avowed policy, that the de facto
government of Mexico is waging war
against forces of the United States
employed in protecting the American
border, i : .
Virtual Embargo" :
Exists Unon AH
Trade to Mexico
Washington, June .26. A' virtual -embargo
on commerce between the
United States and Mexico, . pending
determination of their future relations,
is being planned l)y the sdmioittrs-'
tion. . ' .. -. .' ,
Customs Inspectors along the bor
der have been joMing up shipments
into Mexico since Saturday,' and for
Weeks no arms and ammunition haver
been permitted to pass. Now It ,is
proposed to extend the restrictions -so
as to prevent the movement info
Mexico of any goods which might be
used in military operations against
the United States. '
THIS FACT .
For the 17th con- ,
secutive ' week Be ''
Want-Ads have made
gain of over 1,000 :
PAID ads cjt-er tsuneN
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, Want-Ads . for the' " t
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