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WILL TAKE NO CHANCES
IN DEAL WITH CARRANZA
Courtesy CompeV Apparent Belief la His Good Faith But
Those Dealii p With Him Prepare to Check Any Move
On His Part- forcing Border Troops Sets Obregon
Thinking and I sed Him to Hurriedly Seek Another
Conference it, ico Mast Yield, or Fight
By Carl D. Groat
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, May 10. The administration will take no
chances on Carranza. This is the inner significance of
the move in rushing militia and additional inf antrv to the
border. Supplementary orders last night dispatched
eleven coast artillery companies and five field artillery
batteries to San Antonia, Texas.
While officials assume that Carranza is acting in good
faith they admit that his attitude is surprising in view
of his making a demand for a time limit on the presence
. of American soldiers in Mexico after President Wilson
had informally approved the agreement which Generals
Scott and Obregon reached several days ago." Officials
say that the situation has been made more grave by Car
ranza's tactics. The administration supposed the agree
ment to be practically in effect, but Carranza has not yet
approved it, so far as has been officially reported.
Reinforceing of the border troops is expected to pre
vent further raids, persuade General Obregon to abandon
his time limit demands and put a stop to plotting on the
'American side of the line. Officials discounted the possi
bility of this move inflaming the Mexicans.
The administration believes that this reinforcement
will tend to prevent intervention. It is evident also that
. .the administration has reached a point where it is not in
clined to temporarize much further, but still optimistic
regarding the future. It does not regard the Scott
Obregon conference situation as hopeless. ,
I Obregon Gets ruove On.
By E. T. Connie.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
El Pnso, Texas, May 10 General
H igh Scott today sent to Washington
the suggestion of General Alvaro Obre
g n that American and Mexican troops
roopernto in patrolling the border the
soldiers of each nation being confined
to their own side of the line. Scott said
that Washington's reply would not be
necessary before today's conference
with Obregon, at which he hopes to con
clude negotiations! Both Scott and Gen
eral Fuuston nre most optimistic and ex
pect a peaceful ending to the confer
ence. General Hugh Scott held the whip
Imnd in the Mexican situation today.
For the first tunc the American forces
available are numerically superior to
Military experts believe
Alvaro Obregon's bluff .
has been called.
Another conference between Scott j
and uorogon is expected anu trie nutn-
ontieg nre confident that a full agree
ment will be reached a-long the lines of
the original plan. Scott is obdurate
nuninst fixing a time limit on the Amer-1 battalion of the Fourteenth infantry.
jean expedition's stay in Mexico, how-, Co)onpj niehnr.1 H. Wilson commanding.
evor- , , received orders at Fort I.awton this
Preparations nre rapidly grogressmg , morj,lg to proceed to Douglas, Ariz,
to throw 7.000 additional troops within j Tn. so,.ti,,ns of 10 cars each are be
striking distance of Mexico. Obregon : in(; loa(it,,i nnj will proceC( t,v Wlly ()f
Jo-it no time seokinir another conference , Portland.
after President Wilson ordered out the j Regimental headquarters, the machine
militia of lexas, Arizona and New Mex-jg,,,, company, companies K F, (1, and If,
,H' proposed that the Americans an(i t1B Fourteenth iufantrv band are
withdraw and co operate from tlieir; in ti,e command. They will loavt? SeiittTe
own border with an equal number of . th,,, afternoon.
Curranzistas. j ' m
This was promptly rejected by Scott. Auto Corps to Start.
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After a two hour conference the Mexi
cans accepted Scott invitation to
lunch in Iuh private car. The parting
Americans feel confident that an
agreement may possibly be reached this
affernoon. Obregon and iScott nre not
underestimating the danger of an ex
plosion which diplomatic negotiations
could not repair. They are disposing
of their military forces so as to nvoid a
clash between Cnrranzistns and the sol
diers of the American expedition.
Expect Orders to Go.
Ran Francisco, May 10. Orders for
the eutrainment for Mexico of two bat
talions of tho Fourteenth iufantrv and
I the Twenty-first infantry were hourly
j expected today by Major General J.
; Franklin Bell, commanding the western
department of the army. One battalion
of the Fourteenth has been stationed in
Washington at Fort Lawton. This will
leave only a few const artillerymen in
the. forts on this side of the continent
These Get Orders.
Scalttn Wsuli Mnv 1flTtin R,i,,l
equipment being packed aboard an
army motor truck today, a company
of the I.os Angeles automobile reserve
corps will leave tonight for El Tuso,
under command of Lieutenant L. P.
Chirk, it was learned Here.
Following a Uurrv summons received
Inst night from Majof. Elliott, depot
quartermaster, C. S.' A. 2.1 volunteers
will cross the desert between the bor
der and this city in one of the reserve
Twenty-five men are already serv
ing the expedition.
Mexicans Badly Mistaken.
Mexico City, May 10. Strong optim
ism for a satisfactory outcome of the
conferences between Generals Scott and
Obregon was manifest here todav, (1
spite early indications that there would
be friction. It was understood that the
finnl agreement would provide for
withdrawal of American troops and a
joint patrol of the international bound
ary. Provisional President Carranza will
insist that Mexican troops receive the
reciprocal privilege of erosdng the bor
der in pursuit of namlits who may raid
Mexico from the American side.
GARMENT WORKERS STRIKE
Chicago, Mnv 10. One thousand cut
ters, employes of several firms, went on
strikp here lute yesterday, demanding . sor today nominated William H. Cun
recognitJon. A general garment work-non, of Mrdford, Ore., ns registrar of
era' strike v.ni prcdicicd. 'the land oli'iee of Bustburg, Ore.
Think Women Killed
Her Helpless Charges
Xew Haven, Conn., May" 10 Authori
ties are investigating Mrs. Amy E. Ar
cher GiHignu, proprietor of the Archer
home of elderly people at Windsor, who
is under arrest toduy on a charge of
murder. It was announced that the bod
ies of 10 inmates had been found buried
in New Haven county. Two bodies were
exhumed for examination.
The authorities would not say when
the remaining eight bodies would be ex
Ifumed. The graves of all those who died
within tho past five years will be ex
amined, should disclosures of the two
exhumed bodies warrant it.
Mrs. Gilligan was arrested on a
charge of murder after an examination
had been mado of the body of Frank
lin Andrews, who died at the home May
30. 3 1) 1 4 . The examination disclosed
that arsenic was the cause of death.
Father of Girl He Tried to
Kidnap Takes Shot at Him
By H. D. Jacobs
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Advanced base of the American ex
pedition, Provedencia, Mexico, April
289. (By courier to Columbus, N. M.)
Manuel Baca, famed Villista colonel,
is de.vd again. His demise "took"
this time, however. He may be rated
as permanent IJv, no-doubt-about-itly
dead. American officers of Colonel
Dodd's command officially pronounced
him so and the old story a woman
was told in connection with his end.
Baca rode into Santo Tomas on
April 23, a fugitive seeking a hiding
plice, after Dodd's men had cut his
command to shreds in tho fight at To
maehie. His big white horse was
wounded in the neck, a reminder of
Manuel Baca must take a woman in
to hiding with him and he made a mis
take in picking tho woman.
The pretty daughter of Tenndo Alvt
rez caught his eye and the Vilista lead
er slipped from his horse and advonced
to where she stood in the doorway of
her father's home.
He seized her aim; she screamed. Al
varez rushed to the door with a rifle,
firing twice ns he ran, and Baca fell
Alvarez received 20 pesos from the
government as an ndvuuce on the re
ward for Baca's death.
Nothing Is Doing
In Stock Market
New York, May 10. The'Now York
Evening Sun's financial review today
There was nothing in the overnight
news to modify the general uncertainty
of the situation and prices were irreg
ular throughout the day. The house
maintained a waiting attitude showing
no disposition to buy or sell so the deal
ings were largely professional.
Even professionals appeared at a loss
to determine a course of action. In
fact, the indications were that the
market had reached a dead center.
Cross movements and mixed changes
featured the day and tho tone was
heavy at times, particularly in railways
in the early afternoon. Vague and in
tangible peace discussions continued.
TODAY'S BALL SCORES
I?. H. E.
St. Louis 0 0 U
Washington 2 3 2
Plunk and Hartley; Boehling and
Heurv. Fiuiher replaced Plunk.
K. H. E.
Detroit 11 1
Philadelphia .10 5
Boehler anil Stallage; Sheehan and
Selling. Xaborft replaced Sheehan.
R. H. E.
Chicago : 5 1
New Vork 2 5 2
Russell and Schulk; Keating and
B. II. E.
Cleveland 0 10 1
Boston 2 0 3
Eorton and O'Neill;1 Bath and
it. if. ):.
New York 7 13 0
Pittsburg , 1 3 3
Anderson and Hariden; Adams, Coop
er and Schmidt. Jacobs replaced Coop
It It. E.
Brooklyn . 4 13 0
Cincinnati 0 0 2
Pfeffer and MeCarty; Schulz and
( lark. Dale replaced Schulz; Miller re
placed MeCarty; Wingo replaced
CANNON GETS OFFICE
Washington, May 10. President Wil-
OF ARIZONA WAITS
ORDER TO 10 1
Full-Blooded Indian Company
Is First to Respond
IN FORCE NEAR BORDER
Leader of Glenn Springs Raid
Killed In Fight With
Phoenix, Ariz., May 10. The Arizona
national guard on a peace footing of
800 men is ready for eutrainment at a
moment's notice, Adjutant General Har
ris announced today.
Recruiting bus been rushed through
out the state to bring the force up to
war strength of 1,800 men.
The Arizona soldiers will be concen
trated at Douglas, where they will wait
disposition orders from General Funs
ton. Railroads were having some dif
ficulty mobilizing their equipment for
concerted movement from all sections of
the state toward the border, but there
will be no forward movement until or
ders are received from Funaton. These
orders were expected late today or early
A heavy guard has been placed
around the armory here, where large
supplies of munitions are stored. There
were no signs of trouble from the Mex
ican population, however.
Company F, the only full blooded In
dian company in the country, was the
first to respond. Uucler Captain Holz
worth, the red men are " encamped " at
the armory, stoii.'jy .-natiing the word
to take the war path. ' Excepting lack
of paint and the death dance, the In
dians are the same fierce warriors of a
hundred years ago. Most of the men
in the company are from the Indian
school They are splendidly drilled and
equipped They are considered likely to
take rnnk with the beat regulars. They
arc more accustomed to the desert heat
and travel than white men.
A number of business houses and even
high schools were hard hit by the call.
Commissionary and hospital corps nre
serving troops already mobilized.
Whiles a rush of recruits is report
ed from all sections, men want to en
list under the regular status, objecting
to liability of being called upon for
strike duty and other duties state troops
are called upon to di.
Raid Leader Killed.
Marathon, Texa3, May 10 Demeteiio
De la Garzn, noted bad aian, report
ed lender of the Glenn Springs raiders,
was killed iu a fight with two Amer
ican cavalrymen at Deeniers, Texas,
yesterday, according to nu American
who arrived here today.
While Mexicans were reported miss
ing southwest of Boyuillas, troops of
the Eighth cavalry were expected to
cross the border this afternoon in pur
suit of the Glenn Springs band. The
troops arrived at Boquillas. A squad
ron of the Fourteenth cvalry arrives
It was expected that little time would
be lost in entering Mexico. Colonel
Fred Sibley is en route to Boquillas to
take charge of the expedition.
The signal corps constructed 18 miles
of field telegraph between Marathon
and Glenn Springs. A train of army
motor trucks left Wa nwon today irtfh
supplies for the new expedition.
Ko Orders to Recruit.
Sacramento, Cnl., May 10. Adjutant
General Thomas said today no order)
had been given the national guard to
recruit. He understands that recruiting
litis been going on in the southern Cali
fornia cities, but that is a mutter pure
ly np to the local officers.
This Regiment Full
Los Angelci, Cal., May 10. Colonel
C. G. Hchribcr, commander of the Sev
enth regiment, C. N. (A., stated today
that his regiment is recruited to with
in five men of tho limit in every com
pany. Personal quipment, he declured,
is of the latest army pattern. The
regiment lucks complete transport facil
GERMAN LOSSES IN WAR
London, May 10. More than
700,000 Germans have been kill
ed to date and 1.83.310 wound
ed, the press bureau declared
toduy in an announcement bused
on German official lists. Tho to
tal number of German prisoners
and missing is 1134,892. These
figures do not include navnl aud
LOSS IN IRISH REBELLION
London, May 10. One hundred and
twenty-four British soldiers were Killed
This Man Equipped
Stanford University, Cal., May 10.
Stanford medical students were hard
at work today when into the anatomic
al laboratory strodo- a man who made
his neck grow 5 1-2 inches longor to
get a good view of the room, then
stretched him irm 14 inches beyond
its normal length to shake hands with
the professor, contracted his left leg
8 12 inches to get a kink out of it
and then calmly grew 6 1-2 inches tall
er to get face to face with a student
standing on a chair.
No, it wus not the effects of welsh
rarebit. It was merely "Sailor" Soot
ty, india rubber mm, going through his
paces for the budding medicos. He
also expanded his chest 10 1-2 inches
without inhaling, swelled his neck .1
1-2 inches and stopped his heart from
beating for nearly five minutes.
SO LARGEAS FRANCE'S
Attacking Forces at Verdun
Not So Great As Armies
Berlin, by wireless via Sayville, Stay
10. "While it is generally considered
that attacks on fortified, positions must
be made w ith forces four times superior
to those of tho defenders, the Germans
assaulting Verdun are really less than
half as numerous as the French army,
which has at that point not less than
800,000 men," said a semi-official war
office statement toduy.
"This is half of tho entire force
which France still has at its disposal
for active fighting. The second Ger
man attack on Verdun is based on tho
crushing effect of heavy German artil
lery. The French are unable to com
pete with Germuny in artillery and
ammunition. The enormous French
losses are due partly to the effect of
the artillery and partly -to the tenacity
of tho French who refuse to abandon
their trenches. "
Major Moraht in reviewing the sit
uation pointed out that German suc
cesses J)id been gained against armies
numerically superior. The Austrian,
he said, held an Italian force of twice
their strength helpless in the trenches.
Submarines Meet Dostroyers.
Berlin, May 10. (By wireless vis
Sayville.) Two German torpedoboats
rcconnoitering Monday off Ostend en
gaged five British destroyers, it was
officially announced today, Ono of
the enemy vessels was severely dam
aged. Tho Germans returned un
harmed. Forcing French Back.
Berlin, May 10. (By wireless via
Sayville.) German troops, continuing
their successes, have driven the French
further bnck southwest of Hill 304, it
was announced officiully today. The
Germans extended their positions on
the liill itself.
Taris, May 10. The German bom
bardment northwest of Verdun has
slackened, it was officially announced
German Squadron Seen.
London, May It). Norwegian shijis
sighted u lurjaj German squadron accom
panied by submarines in the North sea,
according to a Copenhagen dispatch to
day. The message said that the Ger
man war vessels examined the papers
of the merchantman.
Expelled American Critic.
Berlin, May 10. It is understood to
day that Edwin Emerson, nn American
correspondent who wrote a harsh at
tack on Ambassador Gerard in a Ber
lin newspaper, has been exped.
Club Devotes" $500
for Cherry Fair
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Commercial club held today
noon, a resolution wus passed, stating
that taking into consideration the
financial condition of the club, and al
so the fact that the people are in
favor of a Cherry fair, that the sum of
."00 be appropriated from the club's
funds to aid in giving the fair Mon
day, July .1, and Tuesday, July 4.
If more than this amount is neces
sary to finance tho fair ,tho board
recommended that money be solicited
from those who are not members of the
Salem Commercial club, and especially
from those who are financially bone
fitted by the fair.
A motion favoring the employment
of Salem labor only in Saleni enter
prises, was also passed by the board.
It is probable that the board will hold
one more meeting before June 7, when
the year's term of the present members
and 388 wounded in the Irish rebellion.
Nine hro missing. Premier Asquith
made this announcement yesterday iu
the house of common.
Accurate figures on the r.umber of
rebel dead were unavailable. Dublin
police estimntcd thnt 500 were killed
and 1,500 wounded.
One Official Frankly
DONE TO MAKE REVENUE
The Main Office at Chicago
Routes Travel to Northwest
Via New Orleans
Seattle, Wash., May 10. Chairman
Charles A. Keynohls, of the Washing
ton stnte public service commission, to
day charged by inference at the rate
hearing to eliminate a $17.50 differen
tial in tourist fines favoring the South
ern Pacific and allied lines as against
the northwest, that various railroads
are continuously aim openly violating
the Sherman nuti trust law.
The second day's session of the hear
ing was opened by Examiner Wilbur La
Rose, Jr., of tho interstate commerce
commission at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. Keynohls asked that the constitution
and by-laws of tho Transcontinental
Pnssenger association, which meets in
Chicago each yenr to agree upon rates
and fares for the various railroads with
in its membership bo admitted in evi
dence. They would show, he said he be
lieved, that the carriers' rates were
governed by the acts of that body.
'I find nothing in the by-laws to
indicate that," said La Itoe. "The by
luws sav 'each carrier Miall fix its own
"That provision," declared Rey
nolds, "is merely to eliminate tho
chance of prosecution for violating the
Sherman anti trust net. Tney know it.
We know it. Everybody knows it."
Attorney Durbow, of Sun Francisco,
counsel for the Southern Pucific, jump
ed to his feet and shouted:
"I move that those impertient re
marks about infractions of tho anti
trust law be stricken from the record
of this hearing."
"They will not be stricken," re
plied Examiner La Jtoc.
L. M. Lepper, of Portland, represent-
jig the Business Men's club of that city
anu a score or commercial organizations
of Oregon, testified the differential
rate acted us a means of diverting tour
ist travel from the northwest.
He, and other witnesses, including
Gordon C. Corbnley, secretary of the
Spokane chamber of commerce, und Dnl
Smith, ucting secretary of the Tacomn
Commercial cluli, and chamber of com
merce, gave evidence showing enormous
sums of money hud been spent in a vain
effort to get tourists to travel through
The gist of their testimony was that
tourist traffic remuined outside the
northwest because of the higher rate
travelers are forced to pay over north
ern routes on the round trip from Chi
cago to San Francisco.
F. E. Batters, general passenger agent
for the Southern Pnciric, testified that
the excess charge was made to provide
revenue for the lino between d'ortlund
and San Francisco.
Evidence indicating the enormity of
the volume of tourist traffic divert
ed at Chicago from the northwest by
reason of n $17.50 lower fare over the
Southern Pucific and its allied lines was
brought out on cross examination of
the railroad's witnesses during tho
morning session today,
W. J. Cannon, assistant general pas
senger agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee
4 St. Paul railway, of Chicago, testified
on direct examination that his office
last year booked only 50 pea cent of ap
plicant tourists over its own rails via
the northwest to Sun irancisco and re
turn. What you mean to say," said Chair
man Keynohls, of the Washington pub
lic, service commission, cross questioning
the witness, "is that 50 per cent of the
people who came tu the Milwaukee
ticket office at Chicago to buy tickets
to the Pacific const were diverted, bo
cause of a $17.."0 lower rate, to other
liues the southern routet"
"I answered the question," said Can
non. "Generally the person seeking your
office does so to buy a ticket over your
road, does he not!" Reynolds asked.
The witness admitted that such wus
"Thou you testify," said Reynolds,
"that haff the people who came to the
Milwaukee office to buy tickets in 1015
didn't do so, but were routed over other
'.'Yes," replied C;-non.
"The other 50 per cent chose the
southern and central ryutes?"
Tho history of the differential wns
shown by other witnesses for the mil
road. It existed, though iu nil amount
less thun 17.50, since about ISSil, it
Reynolds enquired of F. E. Butters,
general passenger agent of the Southern
(Continued on Foge Five.)
W01 Disavow Act, Purxa
Commander and Make
TORPEDOING OF CYMRIC
It Was Entitled to Immurity,
But Can Probably Be
By Bobert X Bender.
(United Press stuff correspondent.)
Washington, May 10. Germany to
day made good on its first promise in
the kaiser's note accepting America's
submnrino position. Ambassador Gerard
cablod that the government had form- '
ally admitted tho torpedoing of tha
channel packet oussex by a Gc.rmun
submarine, but his communication td
the state department did not say wheth
er the Teuton messnge contained any
thing but acceptance of responsibility.
It was learned thnt if the present mes
sngo does not givo assurance of repara
tion for victims and ample punishment
for tho of funding subi-urine ccamnnd
er, another communication containing .
such assurances will hi sent to !?eie
Full disavowal for the Sussex attack,
ample reparation for the victims and
satisfactory punishment, to thp subma
rine commander will bo given, the Ger
man embassy stated vrncn it learned
that the Berlin government had admit
ted guilt. Tho pledge in the last Ger
man note mado it self evident that .
there would be no hesitating in dis
avowing such an act.
No official could forecast the punish
ment to be imposed upon the commuud
er. It was pointed out that mainten
ance of discipline in the German navy
for violation of instructions was im
portant. Tho matter of giving indemn
ity will await the filing of American
Tho note said that the submarine
commander had already been punished.
Tho nnture of the penalty was not mnda
In part the note suit
"The furthor investigation made ly
German navnl authorities on the bnsi
of Americnn material has boon conclud
ed. The assumption expressed in the
noto of the 10th ultimo that damage to
the Sussex was traceable to causes
other than attack by a German subma
rine cannot bo maintained."
"On the basis of American material
Gormany cannot withhold its convietio-
that tho ship torpedoed by a German
submarine is in fact identical with tho
Sussex hold described by them upon
"There can no longer bo any queat;ui
of the possibility of two independe.it
similar occurences. Additional reason
for this belief is constituted by tho
fnct that officers of tho American navy
found fragments of nn explosive in the
Susses hold described by them vpon
firm grounds ns parts of a German tor
pedo." "Counter evidence deducted in the
previous note from the difference: in th
appearance of the vessel which the sub
marine commander described and the
only reproduction of tho Sussex then
available has proven untenable. In view
of the general impression of all th
facts at hand the German govermrent
considers beyond a doubt thnt the com
mander acted in bona fide belief 'hat hs
wns facing an enemy warship. On the
other hand, it is undeniable that, misld
by the nppearanco of tho vessel under
the pressure of circumstances, ho Conn
ed his judgment too hurricdlv an-1
therefore did not act fully in acco'd
nncn with the strict instructions which
called upon him to exercise parl'muhir
"In view of tho circumstances
mnny frankly admits that the assur
ances given America in accordance with
which passenger vessels rere not to tie
attacked without warning was not ad
hered to In tho present ense. Therefo-d
Germany expresses its sincere regret re
garding tho deplornblo incident anil de
clares its readiness to pay adequate in
demnity to injured Americans. It also
disapproves of tho conduct of its sub-
(Coatinned on Pass Tare.)
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