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Of CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
FrGm All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHEU
Uve News Items of Ail Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Miss Jan e Davis, of Scranton, Pa.,
who was touring G lacier National
Park, fell from her horse while ford
ing a small stream and was drowned in
th e Two Medicine River, into which
her body was carried.
The U nited S tates now is w aiting
fo r General C arranza's final word in
reply to the note sent Sunday demand
ing release of the prisoners taken at
C arrizal and a formal diplom atic an
nouncement of intentions.
R espites of 30 days pending heari
o f pardon applications were granted I
President Wilson to S. D. and W. S.
Simpson, officers of the American Na
tional Bank of Caldwell, Idaho, con
victed of issuing a fraudulent certifi
ca te of deposit.
A general re tre a t of th e A ustrians
in the Trentino d istrict over a sector
about 20 miles in extent is announced
in an official statem ent issued by the
Italian w ar office. The statem ent says
th a t the Ialians are pressing the pur
su it vigorously.
F ighting activity in the W estern
th e a te r on the fronts occupied by the
B ritish and the north w ing of the
French arm y was im portant and has
been so for the past two days, says the
official statem ent isused by German
arm y headquarters.
V eterans of the Civil W ar began a r
riv in g at Spokane Tuesday for the an
nual encam pm ent of the Grand Army
o f the Republic, D epartm ent of W ash
ington and Alaska.
I t is expected
th a t 900 of the 3000 veterans in W ash
ington and Alaska will attend the con
A joint m eeting of all train , engine
and yard men w orking in E astern
W ashington will be held in Spokane
Ju ly 3, at which the outcome of the
conference for an eight-hour day, re
cently held in New York, will be dis
cussed. The next step to be taken
will, it is said, also be discussed.
The body of a man came ashore at
A g ate Beach, near Newport, Or..
Tuesday. From the fact th a t wreck
age of fru it, etc, sim ilar to th a t lost
from the steam er Bear, has been wash
in g in on the beach near where the
body was found, it is thought th a t the
body may be one of the wreck victim s.
The Z eitschrift Fuer Frauenstim m -
recht, the German woman suffrage or
gan at The Hague, has sent the fol
lowing greeting to the women of
F ran ce: “ We feel, think and suffer
like you, and sw ear th a t a fte r this ca
tastrophic w ar the women of all na
tions shall work unitedly to prevent
forever its recurrence. ”
C arranza authorities have released
all prisoners confined in jails in Sonora
towns. A dozen prisoners were re
leased from the Nogales, Sonora, jail,
am ong them a Mexican held on three
separate charges of murder. It is be
lieved the men are being released upon
a promise to join the Mexican army
and because of the difficulty in obtain
ing food for them.
The U nited States consulate at Tor-
reon, Mexico, was demolished June 18
by a mob of 3000 civilians, led by the
m ayor of the city and a Carranza army
band, according to American refugees
arriv in g at Eagle Pass, Tex., late
Tuesday. The populace was attending
a bullfight, according to the refugees,
when the de facto governm ent troops
forced them to join in an anti-A m eri
can dem onstration.
A large force of Russian cavalry,
a f te r a b attle with Austro-H ungarian
troop«, has occupied a position near
P ezoritt, about 5j milles w est of Kim-
polung, in Bukowina. The foregoing
■was announced in the official statem ent
issued by the Russian war office. Re
g arding the operations in Bukowina,
th e var office announced th a t Russian
forces also w ere advancing southward,
approaching the passes leading into
The hospital ten t of O regon’s mo
bilization camp has not yet been occu
new companies of Oregon
C oast artillery will be formed a t once
and offered to the governm ent for use
w herever they may be wanted.
BACKDOWN 1$ SEEN ON PART
Of CARRANZA; CRISIS IS NEAR
up an income of $250,000 a year and
a home worth more than $1,600,000 to
wed another man.
Her husband left
her a tru st fund of $5,000,000 and his
magnificent home on F ifth Avenue, to
be forfeited, under the term s of his
will, if she m arried again. Shu was
wedded to W. K. I >ick, the HD Of i
sugar m anufacturer, last week, anti
the tru st fund and the home thus re
verted to Vincent Astor, eldest son of
the millionaire, to whom he had willed
nine-tenths of his g reat fortune.
Columbus, N. M. — Carrwnzaista
troops and soldiers of General P ersh
ing's ex|>editionary command south of
Namiquipa are on the verge of hostili
ties, according to reports from the
field Wednesday. A w ireless dispatch
from Colonel D. C. Cabell, General
P ershing's chief of staff, said th at the
attitu d e of the C arranzaistas was such
that American m otor-truck supply
trains are in danger of being fired up
The C arranzaistas are said to have
mounted artillery in positions menac
ing the Americans and the dispatches
indicated th at with the two commands
in close proxim ity the danger of a
clash is increasing.
El Paso, T ex.—The border read the
latest notes to General Carranza and
then lapsed back inta the expectant
w aiting th a t has followed each crisis
in the Mexican situation.
Speculation centered on the first
chief's reception of the Lansing docu
ment. Much interest was taken in a
telegram received at the Mexican con
sulate from the official news bureau in
Mexico City. This m essage read:
“ General Carranza, addressing a
patriotic crowd in Mexico City, de
clared there would be no war between
the U nited S tates and Mexico unless
the U nited S tates should send fu rth er
punitive expedition into M exico.”
In some quarters the telegram was
interpreted as forecasting a back-down
on the part of the first chief.
In m ilitary circles it is agreed th a t
the A m erican defense against the
slightest Mexican aggression will be a
sw ift and sharply executed offensive.
Indications which piled up from v ar
ious Mexican towns along the border
point to the probability th at if in te r
vention in forced the first dash of
Am erican regulars over the in tern a
tional boundary would m eet w ith slight
Men, women and children in these
centers are being ordered southward,
while m erchants have been instructed
to move th e ir goods to interior points.
There has been no preparation of
trenches or other fortifications.
In q u arters which have been in pos
session of all the facts relative to do
m estic conditions in Mexico, it is as
serted th a t in the event of hostilities
the food situation in Mexico would be
come a prom inent factor.
shortage of rations and curtailed
transportation facilities it was said
th at General C arranza would be unable
to m aintain a force of 10,000 men at
any point for a period of three weeks,
and th a t there was not enough forage
to take care of a body of 8000 cavalry
for one week.
In view of this, it is believed the
Mexicans would have to operate in
com paratively small detachm ents.
Enough rolling 3tock has been g ath
ered in Ju arez to tran sp o rt the entire
garrison, if it becomes advisable to
Mexicans Riddle American flag
Over Consulate During Rioting
Douglas, A riz.—The Am erican flag
flying over the hotel in which was sit
uated the office of Am erican Consul W.
A. Ju lian at Cananea was made the
ta rg e t of hundreds of Mexican bullets
during th e anti-A m erican dem onstra
tion last Saturday night, according to
Am erican refugees arriv in g here Wed
A fter daybreak, when the
dem onstration ended, the emblem still
flaunted in the breeze.
Numerous bullets struck the hotel,
endangering the visitors, who were
nearly all Americans. The mob shout
ed m aledictions against the “ grin-
A fter filling the flag w ith holes the
mob directed its fire a t the flagpole but
was unable to cut it.
About 650 A m ericans have reached
the border from Cananea.
gees composed parctcially the Ameri-
(i,an P°Pu lation o f the town.
Galles announced th a t he had lifted the
embargo on Sonora telephone and tele
graph lines th at Am erican consular
representatives m ight send warnings
Am ericans to leave the state.
th a t all mess
u " specified,
ages m ust be w ritten in Spanish.
* 2 ,3 0 0 ,0 0 0 Is Overdue.
New York—Madison Square Garden
Wednesday went into the hands of a
receiver. Proceedings to foreclose a
m ortgage of $2,300,000 together with
back taxes and in tere st and other
charges am ounting to about $58,500,
were begun last week by the New York
Life Insurance company.
Court Ju stice Giegerich has appointed
Edward E. McCall receiver. The pro
ceedings are reported to foreshadow a
sale of the property a t auction.
ULTIMATUM IS SENT
Gives Up Great Fortune to Wed
Immedidte Release of Captured Negro
CARRANZA ORDERED ATTACK
President, Following Conference, In
dicates He Will Address Joint
Session of Congress Soon.
W ashington, 1). C.— A demand for
j the im m ediate release of the American
i troopers taken prisoners at Carrizal,
! coupled with a stern notification th at
| the United S tates ex|>ects an early
statem ent of the purposes of the Car-
j ranzs governm ent was telegraphed to
i Mexico City Sunday by Secretary Lan-
The note discloses th at the S tate de-
! pertinent received Saturday a commu-
i ideation from the de facto governm ent
statin g th at the Carrizal fight was the
; direct result of orders to attack Amer-
| ¡can soldiers moving otherw ise than
toward the border, |>ersonally issued
j by General Carranza to General Tre-
| vino and by the la tte r communicated
to General Pershing.
In reply, S ecretary Lansing requires
that the de facto governm ent tran sm it
a definite statem ent “ as to the course
A3 TOR J*
of action it has determ ined upon”
through the usual diplom atic channels
Mrs. Madeline Force Astor, th a t is, little son, John Jacob Astor, J r., was “ and not through subordinate m ilitary
Mrs. John Jacob Astor, the widow of born four months a fte r his fath er went officers. ”
The Mexican communication is con
New Y ork’s richest landlord, has given down on the Titanic.
strued, Secretary Lansing states, “ as
a formal avowal of deliberately hostile
ter, in which he finally declined the
action against the forces of the United
Presidential nom ination of the party
S tates now in Mexico and of the pur-
and urged th at Charles E. Hughes be
|sise of attack w ithout provocation
supported in order to defeat President
whenever they move from th eir pres
Wilson, the com m ittee voted to accept
Chicago— By a vote of 32 to 6, w ith the Colonel's declination and took a ent |x>sition" despite the friendly mis
sion on which they are engaged and
nine m em bers declining to vote, the recess for luncheon.
which is reaffirmed in the American
National com m ittee of the Progressive
party Monday, a t the end of a storm y
General Carranza is required to
session, indorsed Charles E. Hughes
place him self on record form ally and
for President and the Bull Moose party
the plain intim ation lies behind the re
practically w ent out of existence as a
strained language of Mr. L ansing’s
National political organization.
The fight in the com m ittee to in
London — At last the long-heralded communication th a t force will be met
dorse Hughes was led by George W. and much-delayed grand offensive o f ) ! w ith force. Apparently, however, the
W ashington governm ent is determ ined
Perkins, of New York; Jam es R. G ar
If j th a t the de facto governm ent shall not
field, of Ohio, and Chester H. Russell, the allies seems to be at hand.
: events rath er than official announce- evade responsibility before the world
The radical element in the com m it 1 ments m ark its opening, it is already if war is forced upx>n the United
tee, represented by M atthew Hale, of well under way.
The note and the m ilitary situation
M assachusetts; Bainbridge Colby, of
P aris and London have said nothing of the United S tates were talked over
New Y ork; Henry F. Cochems, of
Wisconsin, and John M. P arker, of regarding the im portant operation de at the W hite House by the President,
It has been left to admis w ith the senate foreign relations com-
Louisiana, vigorously protested ag ain st veloping.
central px>wers to es j m ittee.
the indorsem ent of any candidate for
tablish th eir existence.
A fter the conference, which lasted
President and fought the m ajority at
Thus sb against the silence of the more than an hour, Senator Stone said
every step of the proceedings. The
B ritish war office, Berlin chronicled the situation was “ exceedingly a c u te .”
m inority ’s first move was to in sist on
the opening of “ im portant b attle s” in President Wilson has felt it necessary
an open m eeting of th e com m ittee,
! the sector held by S ir Douglas Haig.
, to acquaint congress with the state of
which it won afte r a number of the
Vienna supplem ents thiB with the 1 affairs and the action taken, through
admission of a 20-mile retirem en t in the foreign affairs com m ittee. It was
the Trentino. “ To retain our freedom j indicated th at he m ight desire to ad
May Be Attorney General. J of
actio n ,” is the trib u te the Austrian dress a joint session of the house and
! war office pays to General C adorna’s j | senate in a day or two, but would not
offensive, which observers expect to tak e th is final step until the Mexican
spread rapdily to Isonzo front.
governm ent had been given an oppor
In the east, the Russians, while still tu n ity to reply.
held up in th eir advance on Kovel by
the Germans, are continuing th eir ad
vance against the A ustrians in the
south. T heir flank now protected by
the C arpathians, they have turned
northward in th eir sweep through Bu
kowina and are now approaching Ko-
Field H eadquarters, Mexico, via
lomea. They are already w ithin 10 w ireless to Columbus, N. M.—Twenty-
miles of the town.
th ree American soldiers are known to
Thus, though the Germ ans succeed
have lost th eir lives on the battlefield
in preventing the progress from the a t Carrizal, according to a report to
north, the Russians may still force the General Pershing Sunday night from
evacuation of Lem burg and Tarnapol Major Jenkins, commanding the Elev
by advancing from the south. Sim ilar enth Cavalry column ordered to scour
tactics were successful when the Rus the country in th a t vicinity for surviv
sians took the city before.
ors. Major Jenkins said he had evi
General Brusiloff’s main efforts are dence th a t nine Am erican troopers, in
now being diverted to overthrow ing
addition to those previously reported
the Germans in these positions. He dead, had been killed. Major Jenkins
has brought his batteries which routed reported th a t he had found Captain
the A ustrians, to bear here.
Morey hidden in a house nine miles
PROGRESSIVES ENDORSE HUGHES;
ROOSEVELT GIVES SUPPORT
John W. Davis, a t present solicitor
general of the departm ent of Justice,
it is believed in W ashington, will be
appointed attorney general by P resi
dent Wilson if he should nom inate A t
torney General Gregory for the U nited
S tates Supreme Court. Mr. .Davis is
regarded as a very able law yer. He
has the conduct of governm ent cases
before the Supreme Court.
Four Hospitals To Be Given.
Chicago— Four base hospitals of 500 forty-three years old and was born in
beds each and costing $160,000 will be W est V irginia.
the contribution of the Chicago branch
of the American Red Cross in the committeemen, led by John M. P arker,
event of w sr with Mexico, according bolted the m eeting.
to an announcement by the Red Cross
A fte r Secretary Oscar K ing Davis
read Colonel Theodore R oosevelt’s let-
Big Drive by Allied Powers Begun
On All Sides of Central Powers
Thirty-Three United States Troopers
Known To Have Been Slain
Congress to Allow $ 2 8 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
for Increased National Guard
W ashington, D. C. — N early $28,-
000,000 exclusively for the national
guard is carried in the arm y appropri
ation bill which has been reported to
the house and is now on the calendar.
In recent years the United S tates has
contributed about $6,000,000 a year to
the suppwrt of the national guard,
chiefly in the m atter of m aterial fu r
nished. The states individually have
expended on the national guard an ag
g reg ate of about $7,720,000 a year.
The trem endous increase in the
am ount to be expended by the national
governm ent on the service is due to
the provisions in the recently enacted
army organization law which gives the
United S tates a larger m easure of con
trol over the guard and also provides
pay for the officers and men.
from where he was abandoned, and
th a t his wounds were not dangerous.
Two Allied W arships Sunk.
P aris—The m inister of m arine an
nounced th a t the Italian auxiliary
cruiser C itti di Messina and the French
destroyer Fourche have been torpedoed
in th e S tra it of O tranto. The C itti di
Messina, which was being escorted by
the Fourche, was the first victim of the
subm arine. The Fourche later attacked
the underw ater boat, which submerged
and disappeared. Shortly afterw ards
the Fourche herself was torpedoed.
Altnost all of her crew was naval.
Panam a Election Riotous.
Panam a—Serious rioting occurred in
the City of Panam a Sunday on the oc
casion of the elections. E ighteen per
sons w ere wounded.
There were no
foreigners among them, however. No
trouble occurred at Colon.
was killed in the Province of Chiriqui.