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Conferees Failed to. Agree and Passed Settlement Up to
Their Respective Governments Obregon Showed Cause
of Carranza's Ret I In Statement "Had He Accepted
the American Agn "p- ent I Would Have Been a Dead
! Cock In the PifS rould His Chief
8f By t, T. Conkle,
((United Pres. e.aff Correspondent.)
El Paso, Texas, May The Mexican situation re
verted to Washington today following the failure of
negotiations between General Hugh Scott and General
Provisional President Carranza's veto of the tentative
agreement governing the occupation of Mexican territory
by American troops and steadfast demand for a time limit
on the stay of the American expedition split the confer
ence. Scott was powerless, to accept the time limit propo
sition, and,failing to find a satisfactory compromise, the
conferees passed the job along to the diplomatic forces.
Carranza diplomats are reported en route to Washington
with instructions to negotiate on the formal request for
an American withdrawal. Action on this request has been
deferred in the hope that the conference at El Paso would
obviate the necessity of pressing it.
General Obregon admitted that he erred in accepting
the tentative agreement and stood pat on Carranza's de
mands in the final session.
"Carranza saved me from myself," Obregon told a
friend. "He knows I'm a fool. Had he accepted the
American agreement I would have been a dead cock in
Reviewing the developments during the two weeks
of, conferences officials found that both the United States
and Mexican armies had been greatly strengthened. More
than 12,000 Americans were added to the forces of this
nation, and the line of the expedition was contracted.
Scott expects to remain in El Paso for several days.
General Funston hopes to be able to go to San Antonio
immediately. Militia mobilization there requires his at
tention; Both conferees insisted that there -is still a
prospect of an amicable settlement. ' They announced the
failure to agree on little slips of paper saying that nego
tiations had been referred to Washington.
Danger Line Beached
By Carl D. Groat
(Cnited Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, May VI. With the bor
r1 r conferences cloned, on l General
Hugh Scott ordered home, the admin-j.-tiation
today e.ist upon the Mexican
d- facto government the burden of
further negotiations regarding the pres
ence of 1'nited States troops in Mex
ico. The cabinet threshed out the situa
tion at length. No reply to General
Carranza's withdrawal request is ex
pected until Ambassador Designate Ar
Tcdondo asks for it. Then the United
States will answer thaf the expedition
will not he withdrawn until the bor
der is considered safe from further
it was learned officially todiv tnt
the adininistrntioir is none too confi
dent that new terms can be arranged
through the diplomats of the I'uited
States and Mexico.
General Alv.iro Obregon told General
High Scott that he could not write
nr.y agreement placing the de facto
government iu the light of consenting
to the American expeditions stay in
Mexico. Officials hope that the expe-
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dition may continue its work unless
molested by uncontrolled Carranza
The Army Will Stay
A situntion more serious than at any
time ' Mince tin Amertie.in expedition
entered Mexico confronted the admin
istration today as a result of failure
of the border conference between Gen
eral Hugh Scott and General Alvaro
Secretary of War Baker directed
Scott to return to Washington nud
Funston to return to San Antonio nt
his own discretion. The administra
tion's next step is Conjectural. It is
feired that Mexicans will get the idea
that refusal to withdraw means an in
tention to do other than merely break
up bandit bands.
The authorities believe there is no
way of diverting Canauza from his in
sistence on a withdrawal, thoutfh they
hiire he will be passive in that demand,
f'.iilure of the conference does not
make continuance of the" expedieion 's
onerntions impossible. It is hoped that
Mexico will take the situation calmly
as it has done in the past.
Secretary of War Baker's announce
ment with regard to the border con
ferences said that both sides earnestly
sought nn agreement, but tint inas
much as thev failed, thev left the mat
ter to the diplomatic departments of
t lie United States and Mexico. It was
understood that General Obregon fear
ed the politick prestige of himself and
Carranza would sutler if border con
ferences were continued.
As the American border patrol st inrts
at present army men renrd it as suf
ficient. Xo orders for further militia
movements are contemplated, it was
said unless border conditions become
Raid Mining Camp.
Kogales, Ariz., May 12 Mexicans at
tacked a mining camp near I.ochiel vc
terday, it was reported today. On their
return they raided the town and ?
riously damaged it, according to stor
ies received here.
Discharged Men Did It.
Brownsville, Texas, May 12.-Tv
Mexicans arrested today on suspicion
of killing Vurtis Bavles. an Ameri-in
rancher, said that he discharge! five
Mexican farm Inbnrers upon discovering
that thev were Villistas. The diwh irg.d
men, said the prisoners, vowed to have
Mexican Troops Assembled.
By E. T. Conkle.
'I'uited Press staff correspondent.)
Fl Paso. Texas, May 12 After nego
tiations between Generals Hugh Scott
nn l AIvi'O Obregon had ben broken
off, the latter ordered General Trc-vino
Association Will Meet
In Seattle Next Year
Portland, Ore., May 12 The Pacific
coast division of the Religious Educa
tion association will meet next year
in Seattle. Kev. Huh Elmer Brown
of Seattle, was elected president.
The convention closed here yesterday
after organizing state branches for Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho.
A plan for giving nigh school chil
dren credit for Bible study iu the pub
lic schools was discussed but not adopted.
Great Demonstration to At
tract Attention to Necessi
ty of Preparedness
New York, May 12. One hundred
.md fifty thousand New Yorkers will
march tomorrow in a parade designed
to attract attention to military and
naval preparedness. The first detach
ments of the- unprecedented procession,
consisting of business men and women,
will start their hike at SnIO a, m, and
thereafter the tramp of feet will be
heard all day until .10 p. m., when the
national guardsmen parade.
It is estimated that 2.1,000 women
will participate. Representatives of CO
trades and professions are to be in line.
At night a great white glare of cal
cium lights from the tops of skyscrap
ers will illuminate the streets for the
Klevcu thousand marchers will pass
a given point every hour of the dem
onstration. Mayor Mitchel and Major
General Wood are to occupy the only
vehicles in line. There will be no hau
liers or streamers carried. The board
of aldermen will march iu a body, wear
0. A. C. Hindu Student
Executed by British
CorvnHis, Or., May 12. S. Lai, form
er Hindu student ut Oregon Agricul
tural College, reported to have been ex
ecuted as nn insurgent in India, at
tended collego here iu 1913-14, regis
tering from St. ,lohn College, Agra, In
dia. In 1S)U lie applied for a transcript
of his collego records, evidently with
the intention of entering the William
TTnrreu school, I'nlo Alto, California.
He was known here as a quiet, cheer
ful, gentlemanly youth.
to Alleged Murderer
Waukegan, 111., May 12 William Or
pet, charged with the murder of his
sweetheart, Marion Lambert, wa3 first
annoyed at the scores of love letters he
received from unknown girls, but today
he is beginning to regard the daily
flow of billets doux as a diversion.
Scores of strange young women have
written protesting undying a'ffectiou
for him and strong belief iu his inno
cence. Marion Lambert's mother is very ill
and is suffering from a nervous break
down brought on by sorrowing at her
daughter ' denth. She maintains that
Marion was murdered and that her rela
tions with Orpet were innocent.
Speaks From Experience
Oakland, Cnl., May 12. "A girl
meets a young man at a dance or a
party and he kisses her good night and
behold thev 're in love," said Miss
Beatrice McCall, hend of the Oakland
Women's Protective Bureau today. Miss
McCall believes that Oakland and San
Francisco girls need to learn how real
ly to fall in love. She says most girls
are merely fascinated by the men they
think they love, and that unhappy mar
0'l.ovc," she nsserts, "should start
with ndmirution, rather than mere at
traction." Miss McCall believes that girls should
not smoke so much.
Move to Segregate
Portland. Or., May 12. More than
one hundred delegates Jre in Portland
tuday from all parts of the northwest
to attend the Oregon Conference of
Social Aeencies which will open at
Heed College at 2:I'0 this afternoon.
"Segregating the socially ineffi
cient" will be the topic for discus
sion at this afternoon's session. Dr.
B. W. Dchusk. professor of education
nt the University of Oregon, is chair
man. High grade mental defectives will
come in tor first consider ition. At
later meetings imbeciles and idots will
to send 10,000 troops into the region
opposite Big Bend, Texas, and Parrnl.
it as learned today. It is believed that
the purpose is to prove that the de facto
government is able to control the bandit
I situation before Washington negotia
tions open. Obregon is cn route back
to Mexico City.
ALL HOPE IS GONE
Those Patrolling Sea Where
Roanoke Sank Find No
- More Boats
THINK ALL SWAMPED
IN GALE THAT RAGED
Three Who Drifted Ashore In
Boat With Five Dead Sole
San Francisco, May 12. All hope
that, as time passed, the extent of the
North Facifie liner Roanoke disaster
might be lessened was practically aban
doned today when boats which patrolled
the sccno of the wreck hunting for sur
vivors returned with reports that they
had seen no indication even of floating
It is evident that the only survivors
of the wre '.k aro Quurtermaster Elb and
two Mexican firemen who drifted
ashore in a lifeboat with five corpses.
The United States destroyers Hull
and Truxton are searching the wntors
which suddenly swallowed up the his
toric old coasting steamer looking for
bodies of some of the 50 souls that went
to death with the ship. Ffty men nre
keeping watcJi along the San I.nis Ob
ispo coast, expecting that bodies may
Quartermaster F.lb's description of
the disaster, supplemented by the stor
ies of the Mexicans, is all the gov
ernment will ltavo to go on in its in
vestigation of the wreck. Kib declares
that the vessel began listing at 2:."0 p.;
in., Tuesday1, and t"ut. Captain Richard
Dickson clung to .the sloping bridge
directing the lowering of lifeboats
from one side of the liner. Those on
the other side were useless on account
of the sharp list. Some of the lifeboats
were dropped from the davits stern first
and their occupnnts hurled into the wa
ter to drown. F.lb believes that the can
tain went down with his ship when it
Several theories for the wreck have
been advanced. A suggestion that the
Roanoke struck a submerged derelict
or unchartered reef, or that a time
bomb placed among- the tolls of dyna
mite in its hold exploded and ripped a
hole under the water line is not taken
seriously. It is generally believed that
the disaster was caused by the cargo
shifting while the Roanoke rolled iu a
The three survivors will be brought
to San Francisco as soon as they are
able to be moved and will be requested
to testify nt the government probe.
Searching for Boats.
San Diego, Cab, Mny 12. The tor
pedo bout destroyers Hull, Truxton and
Hopkins today ure steaming northward
to search the seas for boats from the
fouudered steamer Roanoke, which went
down off Port Snn Luis. The destroy
ers nre equipped with powerful search
lights which, will be ieit in a search nt
Elb Tells More Details.
Snn Luis Obispo, Cnl., May 12. At
torney C. If. Sooey, of (he North Pacific
line, arrived here today to Investigate
a theory that the steamer Roanoke dis
aster wus caused by a time bomb being
placed in the dynamite cargo when it
was transferred from the ships which
brought it from the Pugct Sound to
the Roanoke in port here. Sooey would
not divulge the grounds upon which he
based this suspicion, but lie declared lie
intended to interrogate the three sur
vivors careful'y concerning it.
The survivors, Quartermaster Fib
and two Mexican firemen, are apparent
ly recovering from the effects of their
terrible experience today. F.lb today
added a number of details to his ac
count of the wreck, u'nief among them
being a graphic description of how-
Carlos Bclgrnno, Oaklund high school
boy, who hud shipped as freight clerk,
came to his end.
Kib said that Bclgrnno wns in the
lifeboat with him when it wns capsized.
Both were plunged into the sea and
grasped planks. Together they attempt
ed to keep afloat and rench another
boat. Lib said thnt Belgrann got a
slippery board and lost his hold on it
repeatedly, always, however, swimming
for a moment and then again grabbing
Finally, however, when another life
boat was approaching thmngh the
heavy sea, the Oakland bov was over
whelmed by a big wave ftnd his frantic
grip on the plunk was torn loose for
th.i Inst time. Bclgrnno swam desper
ately for a moment, trying to keep his
head above water until the lifeboat
came up, but he disnppared under an
other wave while rescuers wore extend
ing their hands to bfm. Kill never saw
Watchers along the bench, up to nnou.
had been unable to discover nuy traces
of survivor or bodies of victims. The
patrol is being mnintnined, however,
in the belief that corpses will drift
$75,000 Worth of
Seattle, Wrash., May 12. Forty po
licemen in plain clothes swooped down
on ten drug stores and two stor.igc
warehouses late vesterday and seized
liquor valued at $75,000. A parade of
auto trucks carried barrels of whiskey,
gin and bottled beer to police head
quarter's. Mayor Gill announced that it would
be dumped into the sewer unless the
right to its possesion, fwas proven in
court by the druggist.
Teddy Sees Expediency In
Boomlet Is Born
New York, May 12. Supporters of
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt today saw
expediency in Elihu Root's Red Cross
speech in which he announced for pre
paredness. Among other political items gleaned
today was the fuct that John Stewart,
who is fathering the General Leonard
Wood movement, announced ho would
soon issue a statement of the republi
can party's st.ite of mind on Wood.
The Hughes boom, which has been
without headquarters because he
frowns on tho use of his name, was re
vived with rumors that Hughes is now
more conciliatory since he received let
ters from all parts of tho nation urg
ing hira to becomo a presidential can
The Roosevelt advertisement in a
weekly mag.izine, it wns pointed out,
wns an appeal in a new direction,1
since it is a bid for pence advocates'
votes, lauding Roosevelt ns a peace
maker. Says Their Relations
Were Purely Platonic
New York, May 12. Sensational al
legations of infidelity were made yes
terday in a divorce suit filed here by
Mrs. Clar.i Guild, a wealthy Boston,
woman. Her husband is Br. Kllis B.
Guild, a deacon of Mount Morris Bap
tist church, and ono of the best known
Baptists of the east.
Mrs. Guild named her husband's vi
vacious young secretary and Sunday
school scholar, Mrs. S.irnh llustile.
She ulleged that five detectives re
cently raided Mrs. Hastie's apartment.
The sleuths made affidavit that they
found both the deacon and Mrs. Hnstie
Previously, they claimed, they had
heard him call her "deir" and had
witnessed a kiss.
Guild is a noted lecturer on Chris
tian philosophy. He denies the charg
es, anil asserts that his relations with
Mrs. Hastie were merely platonie.
The wife asked for $100 a month
Wants Union Lahor
To Have Preference
Saratoga, K Y., May 12. A. J. Wal
lace, former lieutenant governor of
California, today led the fight in the
methodist Episcopal conference to give
union labor the preference in the
church '8 publishing house. Tho dis
cussion will be continued tomorrow.
TODAY'S BALL SCORES
R. IL K.
New York 2 J .'I
Danforth and Schalk; Mogridge and
Thomiat Russell replaced Danforth.
Ben7. replaced Russell; Shawkcy replec
R. II. K.
St. Louis 1 ti 4
Washington 4 7 2
Parks and Severoid; Harper anrt
Ilenrv. Davenport replaced Pnrks.
R. II. K.
Cleveland 3 .1 1
Poston 18 1
Coumbe and O'Neill; Pennock and
Aguew. Gregg replaced Pennock.
li. II. K.
New York .'I 7 3
Pittsburif 2 6 0
Mathewson and Hariden; M immani
and Gibson. Benton replaced Mathew
son; Hhauer replaced Benton; Dooin re
placed Raruleu. 10 innings.
Brooklyn-Cincinnati, postponed, rain.
R. H. K.
Boston j 9 11 0
Chicago 4 T 2
Tyler md Gowily; Lavender, i'ren
dergast and Archer. Pierce replaced
BANDITS KILL ANOTHER
Brownsville, Texas, May 12. A
squadron of American cavalry today
hunted the gang of hamlits that venter
day murdered Curtis Bay less, an Amer
ican rancher, oil Ins grounds near
Mercedes, Texas. The slaying occur
'red about 10 miles from the Rio
j Grande. Bayless' corps was found
floating iu an irrigation ditch, bullet
Government Halts Courts
Martial of Rebel Leaders
to Allay Feeling
London, Mav 12. Premier Asquith,
upon arriving today in Dublin to take
hnrgc or a situation which is admitted
ly growing more serious, immediately
ordered postponement of courtfl-mnrtial
of rebel leaders pending the outcome
ot his conferences with officials.
He met General Sir John Maxwell,
officers of the British army and civil
authorities, and urged Maxwell to
speedily inquire into the shooting of
Editor Skeffington without trial, which
act aroused Ireland's deepest indigna
tion. Several thousard -otters nrotestinir
against further executions of rebel lead
ers have reached Asquith. Many urged
the government not to scatter the spark
of a new revolt by severo repressive
Whilo agreeing with critics of the
government's policy that the killing of
Skeffington was atrocious, Asquith ap
proves the execution of the 14 rebel
lenders who have faced- firing squads.
He intimated that S. Melmirmnd and
Knmon Oenunt, both of whom signed
the Irish proclamation of independence,
will receive the death penalty. Jnmes
Connolly, general of the Irish rebel
army is wounded ana in prison aud
will probably be executed.
JSewspnpers have differences of opin
ion as to whether Asquith would at
tempt to establish a measure of home
rule in Ireland on his present visit. All
expressed hope of finding a way to con
ciliate hostile Ireland.
Indian Rebels Also Executed.
San Francisco, May 12. News of
more executions of Indian rebels by the
British was announced here todny by
Ram Chandra, editor of a Hindoo revo
lutionary paper. Ho said that Vishu
Ganesh Pingle, former student of the
University of Washington, Seattle and
S, Lnl, former student of the Oregon
Agricultural college at Corvallis, Ore.,
had been hanged for rebels.
Asks Congress to Denounce. 1
Washington, May 12 Representative
Dyer introduced n irsolution iu the
house today asking congress to form
ally denounce tho execution of Irish
Two More Executed.
Dublin, Ireland, May 12. James Con
nolly, general of the Irish republican
nnny, and S. McOiarmid, another rebel
leader, were executed this afternoon, if
was officially announced.
Wool Brings Record
Price at Pendleton
Pendleton, Or., May 12. What is be
lieved to bo the highest price ever pnid
in eastern Oregon for wool was given
vesterday to Snivthe Bros, and the Pcn
llcton Sheep Company for the major
portion of their 101(1 coarse wool clips.
The sale, which involved nearly 2.10,000
pounds, is thought to be. tho largest of
the season in Oregon wool.
Tho purchasers were the American
Woolen Mills. Alex Livingston, their
representative, made a recent denl iu
Shoshone, lduho, for 000,000 pounds at
While the price of the deal hero hus
not. been made public, it. is thought to
be around 30 cents, as Dan Smytho ad
mitted todav it was highest ever
rcai lied, and last year he sold for 2.1
Trading Was Heavy
But Prices Held Steady
New York, May 12. The New York
Evening Sun's financial review today
Trading ebbed and flowed within
narrow limits, uninfluenced by over
night developments. I he conclusion of
tho border conferences perhaps de
terred the public from participating,
nnd enhanced the professional character
of the market. Pool and clique oper
ations were in full swing with pro
nounced effect in somo specialties. The
volume of trading was large with tho
week end settling of accounts and short
Lansing Wants to Know
Nature of Punishment
Washington, May 12. Ambassador
Gerard was directed today to report on
what punishment had been administered
by the German government to the com
mander of tho submarine that attacked
the channel packet Sussex. Any in
quiry h nslis ia that connection will
AGREE ON ARMY BILL
Washington, May 12. Tho
house and senate conference
committee practically agreed to
nn army bill providing 17.1,000
men. a lrnvernment nitrnte plant
and a system of civilian train-
ing enmps instead of the sen-
nte's federal volunteer plan."
RAGES ALL I11GHT
French Hold Trenches Re
gained On Slopes of Dead
IN ATTACK ON BRITISH
France No More Opposed ta
Peace Than Other Allies
Other Peace Talk
Paris, May 12. Two heuvv German
attacks aiming at recapture of Weduev-
day's French gains on the western
slope of Dead Man's hill have been re
pulsed, the war ottice announced today.
Near Avocourt Wood and in the region
of Douaumont and Vaux thero wns
heavy cannonading all night, but the
infantrymen kept in tnolr trencher
It was officially denied that tne
French had once contemplated retiring
from Forts northeast of Verdun.
"On the contrary," said the com
munique, "February 23, two days after
the bnttlo opened, General De Cury
ordered every point on the right bank
of the Mcuse held nt all costs.
"On the ovoning of tho twenty-fourth
General Joffre ordered the command
ers to 'hold the front between Mevse
and Woovro with every means at your
"On the evening of the twenty-fifth
General Joffre, sending General Petnin
to take command, reiterated: 'I o'der
od the rieht bank of the river to Ver
dun held. Every commander who :it-
dcrs a retreat will be court martwl
Germans Attanv British.
Berlin. May 12. Germans stormed
and captured several British lined south
east of the Iluhcnznllorn rcduubt, it
wns officially announced.
The Germans captured Ji.'7 H'ltisit
and several machine guns. A counter
attack was repulsed.
Trance Stands by Allies.
Washington. May 12. Commenting
on tho Uuited Press dispatch from Roma
yesterday declaring that France was be
lieved more opposed to peace than the
other entente allies, the French embas
sy said today that Franco was no more
agninst peace than her allies.
"France is still one for all and all lor
one," declared the embassy.
Tho German embassy makes no secret
of Germany's willingness to talk peace.
Attaches said that the terms would be
tho sumo as Imperial Chancellor Von
Hethniann-Hollweg named in his reich-
With regard to the peace parngrap&s
in Germany's Inst submarine note, an
ombassy oificinl said: "That sugges
tion is a plain declaration of hope that
the United States may seek to bring'
May Be Mistake.
Berlin. May 12. (By wireless ia
Sayvillc, L. I.) The Austrian passen
ger liner Dubrovnik, unarmed, has been
sunk by a submarine in the Adriatic
without warning, according to dispnteii-
cs received today.
Rome yesterday announced that an
Austrinn munition transport had been
submarined. Possibly the Austrians de
clared the same vessel to ho a liner.
The Dubrovnik was of 4,21)8 tons.
Revolution in Portugual.
Berlin, May 12. (By wireless via
Sayville, L. I.) A revolution has brok
en out in Lisbon, according to reports.
from Ornnndn, Spniu, by wireless to
day. Troops were said to have mu
tined and set the arsenal afiro.
THEY HURT DICKIE'S
Htockton, Gal., Mufc' lr
Richard Williams, retired elotn
ier, wondered why he hnd a
stomach ache. Today he knows
whp. Surgeons opened him up
ami removed from his stomach
two silver forks and a teaspoon
It is believed he swallowed
them while delirious.
night fair with,
light frost south
and east portions;