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CORPS IS OFFERED
Aviator Brookings Telegraphs
War Department to Call if
Need Is Felt.
BIRDMEN READY AT ONCE
Iat riot ism Displayed Eagerly a a
Mexican Crisis Approaches and .
Word. Goes to President
From Many bides.
' LOS ANGKL.ES, April 20. (Special.)
Walter Brookins, aviator, and Ralph
Newcomb, owner of the big Wright ma
chine Brookins is using in his flights
at the Urifflth Park aviation field, to
day telegraphed an offer of their serv
ices in Mexico to the War Department
"Brookins is the dean of all Ameri
can aviators and I have telegraphed
Secretary of War Garrison that Brook
ins and I will be glad to serve In the
Army aerial corps in Mexico," said
"If our services can be of any use
we will be glad to co-operate with the
Army flyers in Mexico.
"The aero corps will undoubtedly
play an important part in the Mexican
trouble. As an advance guard for the
Army the aeroplane will be able to
learn every movement of the Huerta
troops. In the event of an attack the
aeroplanes will be able to destroy any
opposing army with comparative ease.
"The fact that all of the aeroplanes
stationed at Pensacola have been or
dered to Mexico indicates that the War
Department considers the machines
just as essential as the fleet stationed
Brookins and Newcomb informed the
War Department that arrangements
could be made to leave Los Angeles
Immediately, reporting to any of the
Army naval bases established by the
AVOOOMKN' OFFER REGIMENT
Organized, Drilled and Uniformed
Men Ready, Wilson Is Told.
OMAHA, Neb.. April 20. W. A.
Fraser, sovereign commander of the
Woodmen of the World, today tendered
the Government a number of regiments
fully organized and drilled for service
against Mexico, should it be found
necessary to send an army into Mexico.
In his telegram sent to the United
States Senator Sheppard, Mr. Fraser
says there is now ready near the Texan
border a full regiment, fully uniformed
and drilled, and requests that it be
given first duty across the border, in
the event of invasion.
The regiment is under command of a
Captain of the United States Army. The
"As commander-in-chief of the uni
form rank of the Woodmen of the
World. I hereby tender to the United
States Government, through you.
many regiments as can be mobilized.
While hoping war with Mexico may be
averted, in the event war is declared.
would like our Texas regiment to be
first across the Rio Grande to wipe ou.t
insult to our flag.
"W. A. FBAZER,
BROKER OFFERS VOLUNTEERS
"California Ready to Back You,"
Says Telegram to Wilson.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20. The fol
lowing was sent to the President today
by Frederick A. Stokes, a broker of
this city and candidate for Democratic
nomination for Lieutenant-Governor:
"Am prepared to organize full war-
strength regiment volunteer Infantry
moment's notice. Will you give me
"California citizens stand ready with
services to back you to a man in sup
port of dignity of Nation. Callfornlans,
irrespective of party affiliation, proud
of you in your patriotic stand.
VETERANS OFFER SERVICES
Cliicagoans Would Raise Regiment
of 100 Who Know Spanish.
CHICAGO. April 20. Fifty war vet
erans, all of whom had seen service in
the islands, met here today to offer
their services to the United States in
case of war. P. J. H. Farrell. Past
Commander-in-Chief of the Army of
the Philippines, provided.
The resolutions volunteered to raise
a regiment of more than 1000 trained
veterans, most of whom understand
RED CROSS NURSES READY
- 4 50 0 Can Be Put in Field at Once
i Says Miss Boardman.
-, WASHINGTON. April 20. The Amer
J ican Red Cross has 4500 nurses enrolled
i and ready for service with the forces
r in Mexico.
; This statement was made today by
3' Mtss Mabel T. Boardman.
I WASHINGTON NEEDS WEEK
- Governor Says Militia Regiment
Could Leave in That Time.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., April 20.
(Special.) Governor Jjister. who to
day attended a State Fair conference
here, said the Second Washington
Regiment could be made ready in
week to leave for Mexto or anywhere
else. This delay would be needed for
physical examinations. "And we have
got to give the boys time to say good
by to their families," he retorted when
asked if an earlier departure were not
"I believe that in strength, training
and equipment, the Washington regi
ment is the equal of the militia of any
other state," said Mr. Lister. "It will
compare favorably with any other regi
ment the state has ever before sent
out." . ,
The Governor was eager ' for the
latest news regarding the Mexican
situation, but declined to make any
t TUCSON HAS STREET FIGHT
3Iexlcan Shouts "Viva Huerta'
Is Reaten Insensible.
3 EL. PASO, Tex, April 20. A special
to the Morning Times from Tucson,
Ariz., says that a score or more of
Mexicans and Americans got into
street fight today when a Mexican
shouted Viva Huerta.
He was beaten into unconsciousness.
One hundred Mexican street laborers
TV struck, today.. -
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PRESIOIO IS READY
Five Minutes' Notice 3000
Troops Can March.
MAPS ARE NOW PREPARED
Vast Army on Pacific Coast Well
Situated for Field Action Should
Mobilization Be Necessary,
Say Army Men.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20. Three
thousand troops stationed at Presidio
here are fully equipped. Major Henry
H. Whitney, acting division adjutant at
Western division headquarters, today
said the division can be mobilized at
five minutes' notice. He said maps
have been prepared for field action.
The troops are headed by the Eighth
Brigade, commanded by Brigadier
General John J. Pershing. The brigade
consists of the Sixth, Twelfth and
Sixteenth infantry regiments, com
manded by . Colonel James Arrasmith,
Colonel R. M. Blatchford and Colonel
George Bell. The Twelfth regiment at
present is at Palo Alto for the annual
field maneuvers. '
General Arthur Murray, commanding
the Western division, which becomes
the third division in the field, is in
Monterey on his annual inspection tour.
The division consists of the seventh
and eighth brigades, each having a war
strength of 3000 men. The Seventh
brigade, commanded by Brigadier-Gen
eral Ramsay X. Potts, is stationed at
Vancouver Barracks. Besides the two
Infantry brigades, the Western division
Includes the Thirtieth Infantry, the
coast artillery from San Diego to Puget
Sound, commanded by Brigadier-General
John P. Wisser; Company F of
Army Engineers, second battalion. Cap
tain Richard J. Moore, commanding;
First Cavalry, Colonel Walter L. Finlay
commanding; field hospital. No. 2, Major
Christopher C. Collins, in command;
field ambulance No. 2. Captain Lucius
Lv Hapwood. and field No. 3. All orders
for the state militia will be in charge
of the Western division of the regular
Army if mobilization is decided upon.
Major Robert 1L Noble, in command of
the coast reserves, today stated that
Adjutant-General Forbes of the militia
Is ready to muster in 4500 men,
California Militia Strong.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. April 20. Pro
visional orders for the transportation
of California s militia strength, num
bering about officers and men
TITE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, APRIIi 21, 1914.
DEPARTURE OF FLEET FOR MEXICAN WATERS
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in Sacramento, Los Angeles and San
Francisco, have been sent out to com-
manding officers by Adjutant-General
Forbes. In the event of war and the
mustering into service of the militia,
these orders will be carried out.
General Forbes said tonight the en
tire militia force in htsetate could
be mobolized in 48 hours, so perfect
have the plans been worked out and
so prepared are the various branches
of the service. General Forbes came
to . Sacramento from his Marysville
hoera today and is keeping in close
touch with Governor Johnson.
The militia strength of the s.te is
aportioned as follows:
Three regiments of infantry, nine
companies of Naval Militia, two of
Coast Artillery, one batallion of three
field artillery batteries, one squadron
of four Calvary troops, one machine
gun company, on Signal Corps com
pany. Field, Hospital and Ambulance
Corps and Sanitary and Hospital troops.
'rne rating or the California National
Guard is second in the United States,
New Tork heading the states.
LOS ANGELES READY WITH 1000
Seventh Regiment Could Be Raised
to Full War Strength In Week.
LOS ANGELES. April 20 (Special.)
"The Seevnth is ready for service
with 800 men. We could move in 24
hours. It certainly looks as though we
were going to have some - trouble in
This was the declaration of Colonel
William G. Schreloer. commander of the
Seventh Regiment, California National
Guard, today, as he scanned the reports
"Our men have their equipment in
shape to pick up and march to the
train," said Colonel Schreiber. ."Be
cause they have been expecting trouble
they have arranged their affairs so that
they can make a quick getaway.
"I have a copy of the regimental ros
ter and each company commander has
a roster of his command. I would
merely order that each Captain report
at the Armory at a certain time and
they would be there. If we moved now
we would put 800 well-drilled men into
the field. If I had a week to recruit I
could bring the regiment to full war
strength of 1000 men In the 13 com
MiinncssOtans Ready lor War.
MINNEAPOLIS. April 20. The First
Regiment of Minnesota National Guard
is ready to leave for Mexico if called.
Colonel K. T. Luce, in command, said
tonight that his regiment of 1000 men
could be placed under way within two
Illinois Coul d Raise 150,000. '
SPRINGFIELD, III, April 20. In a
statement issued today after a confer
ence with ..djutant-General Shand,
Governor Dunne declared Illinois with
in 30 days could have &0.000 men
mobilized in Springfield for Bervlce in
Mexico and in another 39 days could
have 100,000 men ready.
SHELLS ARE TESTED
Mare Island Forces Assemble
200 Tons of Provisions.
OFFICERS ARE ARRIVING
Marines to Draw on Benlcia Arsenal
for Ammunition if Necessary.
Surgeons Report ' Prom
East for Duty.
VALLEJO, Cal.. April 20. (SpeciaL)
-Mare Island Is prepared and waiting
for whatever task may be required
result of the Mexican crlsia. The
2200 men employed in keeping Uncle
Sam's ships in repair will be kept at
work, notwithstanding the repairs' on
all ships available for service have
ceased, with the exception of urgent
minor items, which can be finished by
Saturday night. ' ' .
The main activity on the yard today
in connection with the Mexican, situa
tlon was the assembling of 200 tons of
provisions, which were loaded on the
Southern Pacific river steamer Iroquois
and taken to San Francisco to be
loaded on the South Dakota, due from
Puget Sound tonight.
This afternoon a trench field piece
from the marine barracks was hauled
to Benicla by a truck in order to teat
the Army's trench shells la the gun.
Ammunition from the Benicla arsenal
will be drawn upon by the Navy If nec
- A number of officers have been or
dered here for duty in conection with
the advanced marine base to be estab
lished at San Diego. Assistant Surgeon
Claude W. Carr. U. S. N. reported to
day at Mare Island from Chicago, and
Assistant Surgeon L. H. Rhodes re
ported from Washington.
200,000 VOLUNTEERS LIKEL
If Regulars itush Across Border War
College I'Vwesees Aid.
WASHINGTON, April 20. The House
military committee will meet tomorrow
to discuss the military situation. Chair
man Hay said tonight that no plan was
in contemplation for any legislation to
provide more troops, but that all de
pended on what the President wanted
The war college has indicated that
200,000 volunteers would be needed if
troops were put on Mexican soil. The
committee will be prepared to go
pahead on this basis if the President so
President Wilson Lauded and
Blamed by Press in Mex
HUERTA PLAYS TRUMP CARD
Boerlesen. Courier Says Dictator Does
Not Feel Sure of His Position
and Now Hopes to Rally All
Elements of Country.
BERLIN, April 20. The German
press as a rule Is sparing- in comment
of the Mexican situation. The Cologne
Gazette, reflecting the attitude of the
German government, says:
"The German people have no cause
to oppose the course of the United
States with an unfriendly policy, which
besides having no object, would only
Injure Germany's relations with the
United States. Recent developments in
Mexico can only be regretted as far as
they affect German interests.
"If the Americans now succeed in
establishing peace in that country,
there can be no objection. The Ameri
cans who have been kept in a state of
unrest by Mexican affairs since the de
parture of General Porfirio Diaz, earn
estly want at least to see peace es
tablished across their southern fron
tier, and to see a government there
which will give security to the country
and not endanger America's huge inter
ests which America has created in the
Hnerta Seea as Enemy.
"Huerta has sufficiently shown that
he does not answer to this necessity,
but prefers to act and to be counted as
an enemy of the United States. He
knows Wilson will resort to force
against him only in the last extremity
and in that certainty has pursued a
policy of opposition to America." .
The Lokal Anzeiger remarks on the
singular circumstance that the United
States demands from a ruler whom it
refuses to recognize. It thinks that
Mexico has not broken all its bridges
and that an understanding Is still pos
The Deutsche Tage Zeitung com
mends Wilson's long delay and is un
certain whether he now intends to act
or only to create an impression that he
is about to act.
President la Blamed.
The Taegliche Rundschau blames
President Wilson for General Huerta' s
present plight, since his refusal to rec
ognize Huerta made it impossible for
the latter to obtain money with which
to restore order.
"President Wilsons policy. It says.
"has been neither one of realities nor
one of idealism, but of democratic doc
trlninm. It is too early to predict the
course of the campaign, but one thing
is certain the United States will have
no easy task in bringing Mexico to ber
knees, since the rebels are likely to
make common cause with General
Huerta. What will Japan, the natural
enemy of the United States doT What
will the other powers do?"
The Boerlesen Courier says:
"General Huerta's refusal to salute
is the first admission that he does not
feel sure' of his position and Is now
playing his last trump earlier than was
expected namely, the policy of rally
ing all elements in Mexico against the
FREXCn SEE HUERTA'S SCHEME
Plan to Consolidate Mexicans In
Support of Regime Noted.
PARIS. April 20. The evening news
papers take little note today of the
Lsltuation between Mexico and the
The Liberte says: "Whatever hap
pens In Mexico the lives and property
of Frenchmen there are exposed to
greater danger than has hitherto been
Newspaper discussions lightly pass
on General Huerta's desire to use the
menaces of the United States to con
solidate Mexicans in support of his re
gime and it regards President w llson a
action as seeking an easy success for
the United States in order to divert
attention from internal problems.
AMERICANS ARE INNOCENT
Mexican Federal Authorities Also
Release William Byrd.
WASHINGTON. April 20. State De
partment reports today said the Ameri
cans Farias and Boyless, held at Pied
ras Niegras in connection with the
murder of two Mexican soldiers, had
established their Innocence. Boyless
will be placed under bond to appear as
William Byrd, another American
held by Mexican federal authorities in
Mexico City, has been released and it
is understood is now in Vera Cruz.
From Ajcapulco came word that the
Mexican federals have evacuated Ic-
uala, under siege for several days by
Zapatistash. and have moved ort to
Cuernavaca. It was announced during
the day that General Villa had de
clared to American Consular officers
that no newspaper correspondents were
taken by his forces, as recently re
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'Peace If Possible, but Dignity
First," Says Franklin Roosevelt.
SEATTLE. April 20. Assistant Sec
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here, was Informed tonight by a tele
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at Indianapolis that 11 Mexican stu
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