Medford mail tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, March 11, 1916, SECOND EDITION, Image 1

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Medford Mail Tribune
Mexican Chief Asks Permission to
Send Mexican Troops Across Bor
der to Hunt Villa, if Necessary
Cites Precedent of Indian Upris
ings Wlrfirc Similar Co-operation
Was Extended Arranrjcnicnt Will
Quiet Popular Sentiment Analnst
American Invasion.
WASHINGTON, Murcli 11. Gen
eral Carrunxn, through Consul SMI
man, linn asked the American govern
ment for normlsston to sontt Moxtcnn
troop ncroM the border and Into the.
I'nltcil Status In pursuit of bandits.
Consul Bllliiunn transmitted thn
following commtinlcatlon dated at
Guadalajara, March 10, which was
handed to htm by Josus Acunn, Car
mnra's nilnlntcr ftfr foreign nffnlrs.
It In a reply to tho American gov
ernment's representations for per
mlHHlon to pursuo the Villa banditti
with Amorlcan forcos.
"In duo reply to your courteous
note, dated yostorday arid transmit
ted today through John W. Holt (Sill
lman's secretary), I havo tho honor
to Inform ou that having brought
the nboe note to tho attention of tho
flist chief of tho constitutionalist
army and depository of tho executive
power of Mexico, ho has directed me
to say to jou, to tho end that you
may, In turn, transmit It to tho do
pattmcut of tate of tho American
government, that ho learned with
rocret of tho lamontnblo Incident
which occurred In the town of Co
lumbus. N. M., on account of tho as-r-niilt
It suffered yostorday from tho
bandits led by Francisco Villa.
Precedents Aie Cited.
"That although there has been n
competent numbor of force In tho
stale of Chihuahua to ro-ostnbllsh or
der and afford protection to nationals
and foreigners, over slnco Francisco
Villa appearod In tho mountains of
the above stato, nt the roquost of tho
governor of tho state and of the con
Mltiitlonulit consul at Kl Po,
Texas, the first chief ordered tho
tlmelv departuro of SROO mon com
manded by General Luis Gutierrez
with Instructions to artholy pursue
the bandits who had Just crossed tho
line Into American territory, which
they undoubtedly did, compelled by
tho tenacious pursuit of tho abovo
mentioned forcos. The abovo laraont
Hblo iarldont It similar to tho Incur
sions which wero mado In tho states
of Sonora and Chihuahua by Indians
from tho reservations of tbo govorn
mont of tho Unltod Statos. Incur
sions Into tho state of Sonora oc
curred moro or lets about mo year
1880, when Oeroulmo. the Indian
chief who died not many years ago
in rit Mount. Ala., led a numerous
horde and invndod a part of tho north
of the state of Sonora, committing
many murders and depredations of
llfo and propcrt of Mexican famlllos
until after n long and tenacious chaso
(Continued on pago six)
CHICAGO, March 11. Allan L.
vi.n nf Vonkcrs. X. Y., has boon
chon as the omididnto for presi
dent of tho wwUUfct party ' ft re:
Yrcndum voje, Guorf o 1?. Kirkpatnok
nt New York wai nominatca for vieo-
l)lPilloUt. .
Victor Borger Tf Milwaukee and
Morris Hdlquiat of Kf York were
chosen member of the oxecutne
committee. The rwlt of the vote
wu announced here today by oftie
,r of the sodaliat national eowniii
tic. The vote on the candidate was as
For president Ulan L. Nelaon.
Yoi.ler. X. . I'", in. James H., Head,a.. la., 1J.34M; Arthur
I . . it. F.rt Stt. Kuu., 340).
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'.Ftinston In Charge, Though Pershing
to Lead Column Start to Be Made
Tonight Carranza's proposal Fa
vorably Received Volunteers Nu
merous Senate Approves Action.
' WASHINGTON, Mnren 11. Whilo
American troops nro preparing to
mote ncrosH tho Mexican bonier to
exterminate tho Villa bandits, General
Carrilnrn, in an official communica
tion delivered through Consul Silli
tnnn, has asked the United Stales for
permission to "send his troops into
American lerritoiy, if necessary, in
pursuit of outlaws.
Administration officiols urged Gen
eral Cnrrnntti'n proposal as favor
nble. It serins to iudicnto that he
will not protest against American
troops on Mexican (.oil ns had been
fen'red. Practically iiich ft recipro
cal arrangement nowor would result
in n single Carrnnm soldier crossing
the line, ns the possibility of bandits
taking refuge in American territory
is considered i emote.
l'crshlng to Lead.
It is rcalixod that such an arrange
ment, however, would go far to sat
isfy General Carrnnra and permit
him to comply with populnr senti
ment in Mexico. There was no indi
cation early today how the proposal
WouM'bo received.
No definite announcement was
made nt tho wnr depnitmont, but it
was genornlly understood that Brig
adier General John J. Pershing will
command the nrincinnl column of
Amcricnn troops in the pursuit of
Villa, Major General Funston retain
ing' command of the general opera
tions, which, it is cxpeatcd, will in
volve the use of three or four col
I'n to noon todav no American
troops actually had crossed ho fnr as
was known horo, and it was behoved
noun would start mowng before,
niirlit. All nrraneementK nro heinu
left in tho hands of Major General
Villa today was reported moving
southenst with not more than .100
men. Lust night's report gave his
force as 11000, but that is believed to
include sympathizers in his terri
tory. Ily his movement southeast, it
was thought n threatened attack on
the American Mormon colony nt
rasas Gniudcs had panted for the
Many Volunteer,
Tho war department today was
deluged with telegrams from indi
vidual and organizations offering
service as volunteers. There whs at
present, Secretary linker said, no
need of summoning volunteon to tho
General J'unslon confirmed todn.V
officially the killing of Pablo Lopez,
Villa's chief lieutenant, during the
raid on Columbus, and also the re
port that I.opez otuumnmlcd tho ban
dits who tnurdorod nearly a scoro ol
Araerioans at Santa Ysnbel. Gen
oral Funston also confirmed the ie
port that -100 Cnrrouxa troops had
reached Pnlomns, six miles south of
Columbus, to join in the pursuit of
Senate Approves.
The senato foreign rolntions com
mittee i odd y unanimously indomod
the action of the president in sonding
American troops into Moxico to cap
ture Villa and his mnraudors.
It was decided informally, after
full discussion of tho circumstances
and an oxplnnntion of tho adminis
tration's course given by Chairman
tatouo, that tuero was nothing lor
congress to do at this time. Should
Cnrranza resent Iho nrnsonco of
Amcricnn troons in Mexico, it was
explained, congressional action might
be necessary!
KL PASO, Tx., 11. -General
Ca-tio, imlitarv poern'r of
Oaiaca, H')ri- lie has the Kit nation
eooiplelel) in bund, aecordiUR' to a
toWram to the Msxiean consul here.
The rural population of this former
ipatu hiroiiulixM. su' Cartro, piv--iiu-
mill jiid i- inten -ti d
li.vrc ill IvifUi ! tu.iU ill rCvvlutiuUa
Norwegian Bark Silius, From New
York to Havre, Sunk Without
Warning in Havre Roads Seven
Americans Aboard, All Rescued,
But One Injured and in Hospital.
WASHINGTON', March 11. Con
sul Osborno nt Havre reported today
that when tho Norwegian hark Sil
ius, from New York to Havre, was
torpedoed without warning In Havro
roads on tho night of March 9, seven
Amm leans abourd woro rescued.
Tho loss of tho SIHus was first re
ported last night from London. Three
monitors of tho crow wero reported
fltato depaitmcnt officials seemed
Inclined to vjew tho attack on the
Slltus no a r.cfious affair.
Bo far dispatches to tho stato de
partment simply have said thoves
ncl was torpedoed without warning.
No mention was made of tho nation
ality of tho submarine, and thcto was
nothing to Indicate whether a tor
pedo actually was responsible for thq
sinking of tho vessel or whether sho
might havo stniclc a mine.
If tho RIIIuh was torpedoed such
on attack was contrary to the as
surances tho United States has bo
cured from tho Control powers.
Socrctnry Lansing said no action
would bo taken until the stato de
partment had full Information.
One Amcilrnn Injntwl.
PAltlS. March 11. Seven of tho
crow of tho Norwegian bark Stilus,
which was torpedoed and sunk yes
terday, wero Amorlcans. Tho SIHuh
left Now York February i for Havre.
Tho Petit l'arlslon says that ono
of tho Americans on tho SIHus was
Injured In his logs and was taken
to tho Pastour hospital. He Is John
Hartmonn, IS years old.
The Sllluswas a 2600 ton thrce
mnstor, formerly tho llrltlsh bark
It Is reported that Captain Syvort
son. of tho SIHus. was drowned nnd
two sailors nro missing. The rest of
tho crow was saved.
Amet leans Atonnl.
NHW YOIIK, March 11. Them
wero only four Americans aboard tho
SIHus. nccordlnir to azonts of tho
lino hero and they woio mombom of
tho crew. She carrlod no passcngorB.
The Americans woro David Sher
man, of Iledford, Mass.: John Warb
man, of Philadelphia; Daniel Norah,
of Connecticut, nnd Henry Mououan,
of Uoston.
Tho barkj commanded by Captain
A. H. Syvertsen, sailed from Now
York February 4 for Havre, with a
cargo of 2200 tons of barley shipped
from San Francisco.
The local acentn said tho Slllus'
crew numbered seventeen men
WASHIKGTOK. March 11.- At the
request of a committee ot New Voik
and Philadelphia men representing
about -WO stockholders of the Chi
cago, Hook Island & Pncihc Rail
road company, Heprosontntho Ox
lesby of Now York today introduced
a resolution to direct the houso in
terstate oomraeroo committee to .in
vestigate tho affairs of tho company.
The ioolution contains chareet that
the system is threatened with reeiv-
orship on March 13 and with reor
ganisation in tho interest of persona
who the interstate commerce com
mission htld after its recent inves
tigation to bo rosponmblo for tht
present stato of alfair.
I s
11. Tha first sale of wool for the
eaoi was wade here today. Thir
ttM tbonaaiul pounds clip from pure
bred fthropshires and IJncolns wore
oM at :.'l cent., a higher prut- than
tin In -t ..ol el Ihe knl Mille
biou0i't mot jtur, 0
KIj I'ARO, Tex., MiiicIi 11. The
situation of tho fiOO members of tho
Mormon colony in the Casus Grande
district, Chihunliun, 1S miles by
train from Kl I'aso, cntioal as it was
in the first place, has been further
menaced by tho preseneo of Villn'
with n band of foHoHcm at Tj As
cension, closo to the railroad over
which they must trawl to Hit safety
of tho Amoricnn frontier.
Carrnnza guwrds from Cliilumliua
were expected to MiiemMiiy n tmiii
load of refugees, due to lunva Cusos
Grande for the north ently today.
Tho natural oovem of tha land
near La Asconcion, howover, afford
protection should Villi, ntlnok Hie
In III I'aso hope for tilt oefle of
the Mormons is ImiMsl larsly on tho
unverified rumor that Villa It abort
of ammunition. Although only 300
men are reported to 1 with him at
La Atcencion, Villa still lias force
of .'000 in that region.
Tho arrest of numhoi of well
known Villa ngents by tha Kl Paso
police, including a genarnl who was
trying to buy arms in a gttn atore, a
colonel who whs found In the gen
eral' home and an alleged apy with
penciled mn (if Mexican railroad
in his pocket, judicata that tho situa
tion mi HI I'm m has been mora sri
ou than has peurcd on the sur
face. LOWING A
Ni;V YOItK, March 11.- Uhat i
said to bo tho longest tow voyaga
New York haibor to Shanghai, (.'hiaa
in the history of the American oil
shipping: industry, was begun today
when tho stowmship Itiuluuoiid of the
Stnudnrd Oil oompanv fleet, sailed
with tank barge Xo. 05 at her line's
end. The two esseU carry an oil
cargo slued at :i,000,000. The
Richmond and her haiga were engag
od in ol moiug traffic on the Pacific
eoast at the outbreak of the P.uro
poan war and wade tho fiist to
voyage of its kind through the Pan
ama canal and nave iIum haeu in
service between New York and Ixm
'don. The present oyag will be by
way of the Strait of Magellan.
YANKTON, 8. D., March 11. The
great lee gorge constantly being
added to by the flow of lee from up
river, has flnallr reached Yankton.
Tho water remains high at this point
with a drop of onl one luch in twenty-four
hours It ii ii-liiK at 1 ulb-r-lllo
aud cqa of Uw'.
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Ft, PASO, Tex., March 11. Mrs.
Maud llnwk Wright, the American
woman who redo nine duys with the
Villa troiM preceding tho raid on
('olumhiiH, K. M., had information to
dav that her liahy, taken from hero
nnd giu'ii to a MeNieuu family, wus
HMl'e nt Peaivou, Mow, nnd that her
liiiMband hud been murdered by the
soldiers n short distance from their
home. Mr. Wright nrrivod in Kl
Pano yoMterdny with Mrs. II. J. Slo
eiuii, wife of lliu thirteenth cavalry
She was infonn(l the child prob
ublv nould be brought to Juarez, on
Ihe I ruin which is to bring tho Mor
mon coloitlnl.
1 localise she suffered in silence,
never complaining, nnd holding her
Helf aloof from the hoide of soldiers,
fugitives, derelicts and vagabonds
which comprise Villn's soldiers, sho
we called "Ijiroyna," queen of the
Yillistas, by the hoop. Villa had
told one of the officers that ho pre
ferred to have her die of exhaustion
rather than to kill her outright nnd
because she proved to bo nblo to
withstand hardship better than hi
own men, lie promised he would re
leaso her after he had sacked Col
umbus. He also agreed to give her
$100 gold and a irmit to travel un
molested throughout any art of
Villa territory. On his retreat from
l oluiubu-, Villn told her to "go."
MM t)JA', Neb., March 11. -Peti
lions remic-tinir thut the numo of
Governor II. M. Moreheud of Xo
brass go before the Nolirnsku voter
at the eomiiig presidential preferen
tial primarv us a caudidHlu for the
democratic nomination for vico-pru-
ndent, wcie filed here today with tho
secretai v f state.
Gneiiior Moii-liead gae his per-
IlOBTON. March 11 --Tho supor
dreadnaught Nevada, the most power
ful American warhli ready for ac
tion, was placed In commission at
the Charleston navy yard today. The
Vferada adds a tonnage of 37,500 to
the I'ntted States navy and an arms
mi iii of t.-u H inch fun, whUh ron-
MttiK lar $alu battery. fi
Freedom of Sea for American Com
merce Is Really What President Is
Defending In Submarine Contro
versyNation's Business, Not Na
tion's Honor, at Stake .
WASIIlXaTON', March 11. Our
overseas commerce Is really what
President Wilson In defending In this
IHioiit and armed merchantmen con
troversy. Tho right of tho American
to travel on a morchnnt ship Is mere
ly th ii symbol or tho real thing. It
Is the merchantman plying bin over
seas trade that tho United States
Intends to dofond.
"Dofond tho territory of tho United
States," says tho statesman who
wants to glvo up tho right of Ameri
cans to travel on tho Bhlps of bellig
erent nations, "light only to repel
Those reluctant to mix In tho Euro
pean hell like tho sound of thin ad
vice. Irfiss of Foreign Trade.
mil nro tney willing to glvo up
their foreign trndo? Tho seas ore
either free or they art not. They
nro cither highways open to peaceful
commercial travel or tboy nro closed
by forco tho forco ot drcadnnughtn
or ot ntibmnrlues. American trndo
and traders either havo a right to go
or thoy havo not.
And It Is really tho Amorlcan trndo
that counts. "A pnssongcr moro or
less does not count. An Astor oven
may bo lost on a Lunltnnla nnd tha
country nurvlvc. Tho diplomats and
statesmen talk about tho nation's
"horor," but what they mean Is tho
nation's business. And when they
menu tho nation's huslnoss they moan
tho nation's rlnht to live. For thin
nation Is part or n world-wide eco
nomic system a system whoso very
llfo Is based upon oxohnngo. No na
tion Is sufficient to itsolf. Tho
United Ktatoa Is very Indepondont.
It Is blessed with food-prodiiotug
land, as well as manufacturing plnntn
which supply n largo part of what
Its pooplo need. Hut It looks abroad
for coffoo, spices, tropical fruits and
many manufactured products; and
oven tho Isolation of ono , European
nation and tho consequent cutting off
of dyes has thrown our manufactur
ing all askew.
Foreign Trade Essential.
"What would happon If nil our for
eign trndo woro cut off or any con
siderable part of our Imports or our
exports? During tho month of Jan
uary tho United Stnlos oxportod
goods vulttod at 3an,R3S,303, and
Imported goods valued at $184,192,
800. What would happen it tho na
tion woro suddenly called upon to
glvo up Its foreign market for cot
ton, wheat, moat and war munitions.
Assistant Secretury of Commerce
IS. F. Sweet In n rocent speech nil
swored that questions. "Wo con
sumo about one-third of the cotton
crop." ho snld, "and export about two.
thirds. Should our oxports bo cut
off, wo would havo about throo tlmoe
as much cotton on our hands as wo
uso, and tho price would thoroforo
be reduced to vory much bolow tho
cost of production. In the onso of
whent In 10 IS wo oxportod In
grain and flour tho equivalent of 333
million bushols of wheat. If this had
been kopt In tho country, and If tho
ratio of eonsumptlon to prleo wore
nppllod. the prloo would havo boon
probably 36 oente loss than that ac
tually rocolvod."
To cut off foreign trado would
moan panic and stagnation qulto be
yond words to doscrlbo.
Trade Under Foreign lings.
Ilut what has this to do with
Amorlcans traveling on armod mur
chantmon of tho bolllgerents? Hv-
(Contlnuca on Page Two)
Foreign relatione committee up
holds President Wilson's nctlon thus
far In ordering troops to Moxico to
take tho Villa bandits.
Continued consideration of the
iPKUlallvc, executive and Judicial tip-
)lr4r'Qftou bill.
WASHINGTON, Manli 11. Seu-ate
In connection with tho tuorcmont
which Is on foot for tho reorganiza
tion ot tho city band, Mrs. Draokln
rood, president ot tho center, wan
Invited to attend the various commtl
tco meetings cullod for this purpose.
Tho outlook for a oucccssful out
come of this undertaking Is vory
encournglng, as thoro seems to bo
an earnest dcslrt on tho part of all
citizens that wo should, na a city ot
Isit tho
pulse m lluyun ih,ii-v...- -
ItKIIMK, Mivreli 4-1 -Capture of
French positions' 0100 ynnla wide
nnd uTioitl two-thinWtof n rallo deep
south of Villo-Aiix-llots, near lUieimK,
wii nnnouiiccd today by tho war of
fice. The to.xt of Ihe statement follews:
"Snxoti regiinenlH stormed wl(h
slight lossort strongly fortified posi
tions in tho wood southwest nnd
south of Villn-uux-llaig, cloven miles
northwest of Rheims, over n width
of about 1100 ynrds nnd for n depth
of nbout two-thirds of n mile. Twelve
uninjured officers nnd 7115 uninjured
men fell into our hnnds. Tho booty
consisted of ono revolver cannon, five
machine guns and thiitecu mine
throwers. Wet of Mriigo Clcnrcil.
"On the wcMcrn bank of the Mcuse.
tho last positions still held by tho
French in the Hois des Corbcaux and
tho Hois de Ctnnieres were cleared of
enemies. Kncmy counler-iittnekfl de
livered with strong force ngniimt'tlin
southern boundary of these woods
nnd against tho Gcminn positions
further wost broke down- under our
"On the enslcni hnnlc of tho Mensn
lively urtillury nativity reigned, es
pecially northenst of Urns, west of
Vau.x, and at several points on tho
Woevre plain. With tho oxaoption of
n local French n I tempt to deliver n
surprise attack ngninst tho villngo of
Hlauxac, which wns repulsed with
sanguinary losses, there was no dc
eisio inl'mitry. engagement.
French Statement.
PARIS, Standi 11. Thoro is still
violent fighting for tho possession of
tho fort at Vaux, according to an
nouncement of tho French wnr of
fice this afternoon. Tho Gcnnans
have mado progress along (ho hIojioh
lending to this position, but they hnvo
not yet reached the bnrbod wlro cn
tnuglumeuts in front of tho fort.
iho GennniiH hold somo housea in
tho eastern part of tho villngo of
Viiiix, while (lie French nro still in
possession of tho wostcrn part of
tho (own.
Tho text ot Iho wnr office rcpoit
follows i
"North of tho Aieno tho enemy
yesterday, nfter linving bombarded
for several hours our positions be
tween Troyon and IIorry-iui-Hao,
moved out from Vlllc-au-Iloiis and
attacked iho snliont formed by our
line nt Hois des Huttoa.
"After u spiritoil fight wo drove
tho ouemy from tho norihwoetcni ox
trcmitv as well ns from tho western
section of tho wood. This wus ter
ritory the Germane had succeeded in
occupy ing.
West of Mcuso.
"Wet of tho Mouse tho Gc,nnann
last night delivered a, strong nttack
houthciirit of Rothincourt nguinst our
Ucnches along tho highway from
Hcthincourt to Chattancourt. An
(Continued ou page six)
WASHINGTON, March 11. Pro
test against neuure of tho American
htiMiiucr Kdiui by a Hritish cruiser
was placed today boforo tho stato de
partment by Jtopresontntivu Kuhn of
Snn Francisco, on bohalf of (ho ves
!' ownors. Mr. Kohn said tho
Kdna wnt elmrtored to WR. Ornoo
,& Co. of l'ew York. Thu.departmnt
took steps to bcu.ui nt oiiqe au inquiry
into the faets through consular
agents with u viow to making repve
soututions to Groat Britain.
The Kdua was taken to Port Stan
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