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AMERICANS 1ST LEAVE
OR FIGHT CARRANZISTAS
Reports Are That Oregon Has Notified Scott That Further
Presence of erican Troops In Mexico Would Mean
J An Attack i? Carranzistas Carranza Commission
Found On BottV ' Captain of Raiders Rumored Obre
gon Has Broken - th Carranza and Is Acting for Self
Washington, Maj -i.A renewed request for with
drawal of the American expedition from Mexico will be
made by Mexican Ambassador Designate Arredondo at an
engagement this forenoon with Secretary Lansing. It
was assumed that he might make the request stronger
than heretofore, by reason of the reported threat of Gen
eral Obregon to use the Carranzista troops if the with
drawal was not accomplished immediately.
The most important developments lin flhe Mexican
situation was expected following the receipt of a long
code message from Generals
portance was indicated by the
Staff Bliss remained at the
to receive it. There was no
forthcoming early today.
The message was regarded as highly significant in
view of reports that Obregon
presence of the Villa pursuers in Mexico would mean an
attack by Carranzistas. The communication was sent in
The general feeling here was that Mexican affairs had
suddenly grown worse. Bliss returned to the war depart
ment at 8:30 a. m. He said
Secretary of War Baker. Asked if the situation was
serious he replied: "I can't
Ten Americana Missing. his own hands was the view of many
Marathon, Texas, May 9. American here. .
troops and Sheriff Walton's posse of i Reports that a break was imminent
cattlemen crossed the Mexican border had been widely circulated lately. Obre
below Glenn Wirings during the night gon had an opportunity to rally certain
in 'chase of tho bandits who raided that : leaders in the nortli if be so desired
.m-ttlement. nud killed Americans, ae- and nianv believe that he is now in a
cording to advices today. Ten Amer-j
ii ans in the raid ton. re missing, two :
of them having been officially report
ed killed. The troous are riding at a
breakneck pace to save the lives of the
V. L. Mathews, who arrived with
three wounded from the Bcene of the !
raid, declared that a Carranzista ot
fieer's commission was found on the
body of Captain Roortguez, a raider.
The posse found that body and also
that of another raider in the outskirts
Of Glenn Springs.
Jesse Deemei, rancher, Monro Fnyna,
negro employe, and Jesus Acalja, an
.American citi.ca, were reported being
led across the border with ropes around
their necks. Unconfirmed reports said
they were strangled later.
Others for wiiose safety fears are felt
are R. It. Hnsbrouck, Carl P. Halter,
Thomas W. Roberts and Edward and J.
H. Roberts, his sons, J. W. Cowan and a
negro named Strauss.
There is no doubt that L. Coy was
killed while attempting to Warn Bou
quillas. O. G. Compton, reported slain,
h;is arrived here with Private Tyres,
al-o reported captured, and Corporal
Break Is Imminent.
UVhington, May it. Army officials
tunny carefully concealed the contents
of the report from General Hugh Scott,
being most secretive even with regard
to hints as to its nature. There was no
mistaking that its tone was very se
rinira. That General Alvaro Obregon
had broken with Provisional President
Cnrranza and had taken affairs into
onion breath is th' worst. Even th'.hv the district attorney1!, offhe. and
weather reports are denied th'
Scott and Funston. Its lm
fact that Acting Chief of
war department until 3 a. m
indication of its contents
served notice that further
he had given the dispatch to
say anything, one way or
strategic position to gain control of the
Think It Is All Off,
Washington, May 9. General Hugh
Scott's early message to the war de
partment today indicated that lib con-
ferencea with General Obregon hud
probably ended and thnt efforts to s
cure a pact had Ween shattered. It was
intimated broadlv to the United Tress
that Obrecron had not actually threat
ened to use CnrrauzistaB against United
States troops if net immediately with
drawn, but said thnt "the situation is
not at all gooi, and that wo might as
well prepare for Moatde.
Obregon Dentttotls Time Limit.
Washington, May 9. General Alvaro
Obregon htvs tVuanucd that a time limit
be placed on tho stay of tl)4 American
expedition i Mexico. This tin United
States will refuse positively, it was de
cided at today's Meeting ef the cabinet,
The policy will be continued refusal to
limit tlie expedition's stay south of the
Generals Scott and Obregon expect to
hnvo at least one more ceuierciiee to
determine whether they can reach terms
acceptable to the United States. At that
conference it is likely that the Mexican
terms will be reduced to writing.
Captured Their Captors.
Marathon, Texas, May 9. Seven Am
ericans captured by Mexicans who raid
ed Glenn Springs, Texas, overpowered
their guards nud escaped across the
border back into the United States,
bringing their three guards with them
as prisoners, according to dispatches re
ceived here today.
At the tramway crossing they deliv
ered the Mexicans up to Sheriff Walton
and Captain Cox of the Texas rangers.
One of the prisoners was Lieutenant
Colonel Katividnd Alvarez. Negotia
tions will be mnde to trnde the cap-"
tives for the Americans, Deemer and
Payne, still held by the raiders.
Granted to Boy Who
Robbed Jitney Driver
Governor Withvcnnibe today granted
a conditional pardon to Andrew Thom
asson, who has been confined in the
Multnomah county jail since Tioeem
ber 0, 191.". He was sentenced lor one
year for the crime of assault with n
dangerous weapon. The facts are that
last December, wdiile under the in
llueme of liquor, he assaulted a jit
ney driver and took from him $10.
thomasson was in the company of
another boy, named Johnson. Johnson
got 0 mouths and Thomasson one year.
Work on a rnmh in Eastern Oregon
has been secured for Thoniasson.
A conditional pardon is recommended
lis nri'Tove.l by
circuit Judge Kava-
Placed In Charge of Woman
She Leaves and Is Presum
ably a Suicide
Portland, Or.. Mav 9. Saved from
suicide by i soldier of the Twenty
First lntnntry at Vancouver barracks,
Wash., Miss Ella Mav Harris is be
lieved today to have returned to the
Columbia river last, night and flung
herself into the water.
Last Friday Miss Harris disappeared
from her home after leaving a note ad-
tressed to her sister in Salem. The
note indicated that Blie intended to end
Private Adolph Northness reported
to the police to the -police yesterday
that he had seized Miss Harris on the
Vancouver dock as she was about to
fling herself into the river. Ho per
suaded her to aeconipnny him to the
home of a Vancouver woman, where ne
left. her. Saturday when he went to
take her back to her home in Port
laud, she had disappeared.
A wom.in who refused to give her
name telephoned the police pesterday
that the girl had inquired for employ
ment. She identified her from a pic
ture and told her she could give her
no work because of the notoriety she
Todav people living -near the Colum
bia river reported seeing a woman ans
wering Miss Harris' description creep
ing on h.inils and knees along the
street car trestle over the Columbia
Mexican Representative Says
It Is An Attempt to Cause
Washington, May 9 The raid by
Mexicans on Glenn springs was organ
ized in the United States, Mexican
Consul Arredondo charged today in a
conference with Secretary Lansing.
Arredondo named I. Villarcal as the
principal ngitator responsible for the
raid and plots. He said he had no in
dication of a further request from Gen
eral Obregon or any Mexican officials
that the American troops be withdrawn.
All he knew, he Boid, was that Generals
Scott and Obregon were still conferring.
He urged that a larger body of troops
be stationed to guard tho American
aide of tho international boundry and
watch the conspirators who were en
deavoring to stir up a mutiny among
Cnrranzistas and inflame border senti
ment. Lansing will take up the charges
immediately with Secretary of War
A illareal endeavored to stir up a
mutiny -of Carranzistas at Laredo, Mex
ico, mid failing in this, picked out the
border point which had the scantiest
guard, Arredondo charged. He said
that if it had not been for American
arms and information from American
sources the raid on Glenn Springs could
not have been successful. Arredondo
declared that he feared further raids of
the same sort if the utmost vigilance
was not observed. Tho purpose of the
raids, he believed, was an attempt to
embroil the Carranzistas aud the United
States. Two other towns are now
selected as objects of Villarcal raids.
Arredondo told Lansing.
His Views Indorsed.
By E. T. Conkle,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
El Paso, Texas, May 9. Working
without being seen, advocates of Amer-
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MILITIA OF TEXAS
MEXICO A D
Mobilization Under Way
Ordered to Report to
5,369 OFFIERS AND MEN
IN COMBINED FORCES
State Troops Will Guard
Border Two Regiments
By Carl D. Groat.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, May 9. For the first
time since the Spanish-American war,
tho president today called out the mili
tia, to aid the regulars in the interna
tional crisis with Mexico.
The use of militia will not call for
any action by congress at the present
time since the nntional guardsmen will
be used in patrolling the American side
ot the border. The annua of New Mex
ico, Arizona and Texs, the three states
affected by the call, comprises 5,300 of
ficers and men.
President Wilson also ordered four
regiments of regular infantry to the
border. Tho decision to call out the
militia followed a conference between
Wilson and Secretary of War Baker,
after tho latter had received two code
messages from General Funston.
In announcing the move, Baker
?uid the step constituted no change in
the policy of the United States toward
Mexican Ambassador Arredondo told
Secretary Lansing today that he be
lieved the raid on Glenn Springs, Texas,
was engineere-1 irom the American side
of the bolder. Hb charged that 1. Vil
lareul was probably responsible, nssert
ing that Villarcal had attempted to stir
up mutinies among the 3c facto govern
Two Regiments Regulars to do.
Washington, May S. Secretary of
War Baker announced today that the
president had authorized the calling out
of the militia of the states of Arizona,
New Mexico and Texas for service on
the Mexican border. He declares that
the raid by Mexicans on the Big Bend
country had so far emphasized the dan
ger of further attacks that President
Wilson had authorized the militia call.
Secretory of War' Baker issued the
"The outbreak in tho Big Bend dis
trict so further emphasized the dan
ger of similar occurrences that the
president called out the militia of Tex
as, Arizona and New Mexico and di
rected them to report to General
Funston who will assign them to sta
tions along the border.
"In aJTition, two regiments of reg
ulars have been directed to proceed to
the border and such further arrange
ments will be mado as may be neces
sary to complete the security of the
people against raids of this charac
ter." The following units of infantry have
been ordered to the border: The Thir
tieth of Plattsourg, N. Y.; Third of Os
wego, N. Y.; Twenty-first of Vancou
ver, Wash., and the Fourteenth of Fort
The militia of the three states totals
about 4,000 men. Baker would not sav
whether the orders were the result of
General Scott's message. He declared
they woro bused on reeommndutions
from Scott and General Funston with
regard to the Texas ram. linker would
not denv or affirm thnt General Obre
gon nnd demanded the withdrawal of
American troops on penalty of a clash.
Funston is given full powers to dis
pose of tho troops as he sees best. The
forces are available for service in Mex
ico if needed. The president's step
docs not require action by congress un
le the militia should cross the border.
In such an event, the national guards
men will uf enrolled as volunteers, los
ing thoir status as militia.
Arizona Mobilizes Militia.
Phoenix. Ariz., May 9. Adjutant
General Harris, upon receipt of orders
from Washington this morning ordered
immediate mobilizutrun of the Arizona
militia for border service. Only four
troops, half the paper strength of the
state guard are uvniluble, it is esti
mated, Mobilization orders were greeted
quietly here. There wag little demon
stration on the part of guardsmen. They
were in too great a rush to close up
their business and piepare for service.
Orders hud been expected here since
the raid on Glenn Springs, Texas.
Owing to the recent Internal political
disturbances in Arizona, the Rational
guard was in process of reorganization
when the orders were received this
morning. Two companies were recently
mustered out in Phoenix. They will
probably reinlist to the man, in the op
inion of officers of the mustered com
panies. The guard will be iendy for service
Wednesday night. .Measures were tak
en today to establish recruiting stations
J. A. Young Pleads Guilty to
Grand Larceny and Goes
to the Pen
Taromn, Wash., May 9. "I fought
against doing this thing, but I wanted
to educate my children," cried Gnylie
R. Cleavcland, alias J. A. Young, plead
ing with Judge Card to temper justice
with mercy. Cleaveland had pleaded
guilty to larceny, the specific cliargo
being that he obtained $2,500 from P. J.
Fransioli & Co. by means of fraudulent
bills of lading. Clcavelnna is under
sentence today to serve from four to
15 years in the state penitentiary. He
confessed, say officers, tA hnving ob
tained $11,250 by means similar to
those employed in tho Fransioli swindle,
in other cities, including Portland, f)ak
Innd mid Snn Francisco.- 1 ,
Cleaveland claims to have been post
master and mayor of n town in Utah
at one time. Then, he told Judge Card,
fire destroyed all his property, but by
hard work ho prosperod once more. In
the financial panic, of a few years ago,
he lost $-40,000. He was gradually get
ting 'a second start when, Cleaveland
said, a concession he obtained at the
exposition, turned out badly.
"I know the law must be respected,
for I am an intelligent ninn," Cleave
land snid. "But I've had my lesson.
Every time I tried anything with taint
ed money I always lost. All I wanted
was to educate my children, and give
them a chance. My one desire has been
to support my family. Now my boys
will have to leave school."
Judgo Card said Clcavelnnd's ideas
about getting money were nil wrong and
sentenced him to the penitentinry.
Corrects Charts and Estab
lishes New Parallels
H.in Francisco, May 0. Reckonings
that will result in I lie first accurate
geographical charts being made and
will change tho geographical parallels
in many parts ''of' the world came to
Sin Francisco today by Captain R. R.
Doran, head of a party of six scien
tists of tho Carnegie Institute who have
nade one of lio most remarkable
scientific, expeditions in history.
Traveling in a absolutely non-mng-nctic
ship, the Carnegie, tho scientists
have made .1 17,000 mile trip in order
to correct the charts of the world and
to establish tho proper compass va
riations. Heretofore absolute reckon
ing has been imHssible because of milg
netic attraction of steel. Iron anil
other metals on ships, whii h m.idc dif
ferences in compass readings.
Dotnils which will be of immense
valuo to sailing crafts in tho future
were discovered, says Doran.
In order to secure the data death
was defied in a dozen forms in'Artie
sens. Tho six scientists are now in
New Zeilnnd arranging for new explo
rations. Doran ciiine here on the Mut
sonia. Among the interesting discoveries re
ported b,v Doran wero the following:
That ships have for years been fol
lowing the wrong course around Cape
Horn nnd by taking a course many
miles to the southward better winds
und sens are to be found.
Thafr Captain Robert F. Scott's re
nort o' the disanpeornnce of Dougher
ty Island in the South Artie, has been
verified and that the isle has appar
Thnt the true reckonings show va
riations from the iecopted German
,,hirt nf an much as 11 doirrecs.
The expedition started about four
monthsXKO. From Honolulu the Bhip
wont tn Dntih Harbor. Alaska, and
into the North Bering sea, then buck
to New Zealand. '
EIGHT YEAR.? i'OB TAT
New York, May 9. Federal
Judgo Howe today sentenced
Lieutenant Robert Fuy, former
ly of tho Herman army, to eight
years' imprisonment forconspir-
ing to blow up munitions ships
of the allies with fire bombs.
Vaiil Dner.li was sentenced to
two years and Walter Schol to
four.' The latter men were al-
leged accomplices of Fay.
iu large cities of the state. Within
a week it is expected the force will be
recruited to nearly J,oou men.
I Northern companies will arrive in
Phoenix tomorrow, and immediately en
train for Tucson. Tucson, or Douglas,
lit is understood, will be the bonier
lluise of operations. Despite the small
! force of the state soldiery, the Arizona
'guard is rated as one of the best equip
ped in the United Mates, necorumg to
CYMRIC WAS TORPEDOED
D WITHOUT till
It Is Considered Possible Germany Has Not Yet Been Abb
to Communicate Orders to Commander of All Sub
marinesUntil Definite Information Is Received OScials
Will Not Discuss Matter-No Americans Were On Board
and the Entire Crew Was Saved
By Robert J. Bender
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, May 9. The new German submarine
policy may have been tested in -the case of the Cymric,
torpedoed White Star liner.
If there was no warning before the deadly projectile
was launched, the attack apparently violates the orders tcr
undersea boat commanders which the German govern
ment declared had been put into effect.
The fact that there were no Americans aboard, of
ficials said today, does not enter the case. Germany has
declared that its orders to submarine commanders were
intended to confine their operations to the fighting forces
of the belligerents. The Cymric was not a fighter.
The effect of the incident is problematical. If there
were any Americans aboard, quick disavowal and repara
tion from Germany are expected. '
This government has made maintenance of friendly
relations with Germany contingent upon abandonment of
such attacks as the one reported yesterday. Germany's
reported issuance of orders to U-boat captains were to
prevent such episodes. It is possible that the Cymric was
the victim of a submarine the crew of which had not yet
received the new instructions. Until all the facts are
known," Washington officials will not discuss the possible
effect of the accident.
The status of German-Amejicnn re
lations today is as follows:
If (lermuiiy is unwilling to abide by
in ternntional law in its submarine op
erations except in return for successful
United States negotiations with Grentf
Britain she must say so definitely. By
ncceptnnco of President Wilson's note
with its declaration thnt Great Britan's
policies do not enter into settlement of
the issue, Germany can bring the mat
tor to an end.
Pending word from Herlin, the presi
dent assumes that this is Germany's
intent. Full acceptance of tho Amer
ican torms is anticipated by the admin
istration. Anything less than that, of
ficials say, is likely to mean the long,
The report that the Cymric was in
the service df the British admiralty
freshly complicated the situation. If
this is true and the steamer is there
fore classed ns a warship, the United
States is not concerned in the attack.
On tho contrary, it was pointed out
that the customs collector of the port of
new York would not grant clearances to
a ship engaged in unneutral business.
The fact that the, Cymric, was allowed
to clear indicated that its status was
no different from thnt of other mer
chantmen which were granted immun
ity. Was Torpedoed Monday.
London, May U In vbwof the latest
German submarine pledges, American
consuls v.ere directed today to obtain
details of the torpedoing ot the liner
Cymric. Neither the British admiralty
or White (Star li r.e ageuts gave out any
information except brief dispatches
from Cjiicenstovn Baying that the big
steamer was torpedoed at' o'clock
Monday. It was pointed out that should
it bo learned tha the Cymric was not
warned, this fact would not offer proof
that the subniarino commanders were
not keeping faith with the United
States. New instructions have been is
sued to them in accordance with the
kaiser's pledges, but possibly the sub
marine wlii-h attached the Cymric left
its base before the new orders wcro is
sued. The line office believe.) that there
were not Americans aboard, although
one or two American sailors may have
been shipped at New York. For the
Inst six weeks the Cymr'c uas nHt car"
Sank Tills Morning.
London, May . The liner Cymric,
attacked by a submarine, sank at .'1 a.
m. toduy while attempting to reach an
Irish nort. AH of the 110 officers and
crew were saved according to Lloyds.
An earlier message said several steam
ers wero proceeding to the rescue, and
it is assumed has taken off the sailors.
The Dutch steamer Crontina wire
lessed that the Cymric sank at 3 a. m.
"All safe" her radio said.
The Liverpool agency of the line con
firmed reports that the crew had been
All of Crew Sarad.
Washington, May H. Five of the
crew of 107 perished when the liner
Cymrie whs torpedoed, according to
cablegram from Consul Frost at (Queens
The Americnn consul ut Liverpool
wired thnt the crew of the Cvmric, was
I being lunded at Buutry. Despite the
statement of Consul Frost at (Jueeits
town that some of the sailors had been
lost, the Liverpool account insisted that
all were savod. Other reports agreed
Was Regular Liner.
Now York. Mav U. The White Mar
line today denied that thq etenmer
Cymric, sunk by a submarine, was in
the service of the British admiralty. It
was requisitioned as a troop ship at the
outbreak of the war and lutor restored
to tho line.
Text of President's Note.
T. nnnn,.tinn with tlieillkinir of tho
Cymric the president's note to Germany
throws light on situation.
The text of the note follows:
"Tho note of the imperial German
..,.......,,.,..t ,,,,,w dnte of Mav 4. l!)lu.
has received careful consideration by
the government of tne umieu ruai.
It is especially noted as indicating the.
purpose of the imperial government
to tho future that it 'is prepared to,
do its utmost to confine the operation
of tho war for the rest of its duration
to fighting forces of the belligerents
and that it is determined to imposa
upon all its commanders at sea ta
limitations of the recognized rules of
international low upon which the gov
ernment of the United States has in
sisted. . . .
Scrupulous Execution Expected.
"Throughout the months which have,
elapsed since the imperial government
announced, on February 4, 191o, ita
submarino policy, now happily aban
doned, tho government of the United
States has been constantly guided snd
restrained by motives of friendship in
its patient efforts to bring to an
nmicnblo settlement the critical ques
tions arising from thnt policy Ac
centinir tho imperial government s dec
laration of its abandonment of tli
policy whicn has so seriously menaceu
tho good relutions between the two
countries, the government ol tne
United States will rely upon a scrupu
lous execution henceforth of the now
altered policy of the imperial govern
ment such as will remove the prin
cipal danger to nn fi.erruption of the
good relations ciuuhk un .,.
United States and Germany.
"The government of the United
States feels it necessary to state that
it takes it for granted that he im
perial German government, omn nui.
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