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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1916
X IVlJti itIU Vvl AO STANDS FIVE CEIfTl
11 10 HEAR
If This Corrokrates Story of
Troopers War Almost Cer
tain to Follow
BOYD ORDERED NOT TO
Return of Relief Expedition
May Throw Light On How
By Robert J. Bender.
(Tinted Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, June 24 The question
of an arnied invasion of Mexico hangs
today upon "the nature of the first re
port" of any commissioned officer who
participated in the Carrizal 'fight it any
Following a conference with Presi
dent Wilson, lasting ono hour, Secretary
of War Baker at 11 o'clock today said:
"We are obliged to wait for further
word from General Pcrshiug before we
can determine our course of action."
"The only thing we have thus far,
nside from that coming from Mexican
cources, is the report of a few stragglers
who were considerably in tae rear 01
(he point where the Carrizal attack oc
curred." Baker said.
The men had been left to hold the
borses and act as a rear guard, while
, tlie others went forward. Apparently
when the firing started and our horses
licgan to stampede, these men scamper
ed away, so that they were, not near
the place where the parleying was
going on and probably were consider
: ably back when the shooting began.
"We are compelled to wait, there
fore," he said, "until we hear from the
' two troops of cavalry sent out to bring
back what remains of the troops en
gaged in the Carrizal fight. Until we
i;ct that report, there is absolutely no
change in policy to be considered.
"The public, will uot have to wait
five minutes for the contents of Gen
or Pershing's report when it comes
in," Baker said.
Boyd's Orders Were Strict.
The forces under Captain Boyd were
under explicit- orders from General
Pershing to confine their operations ex
clusively to scouting. They were spe
cifically commanded to engage ill no
fight, or to make no move which threat
ened to precipitate a fight, unless ac
tually attacked. If Boyd was com
manded to stop or refused permission
to pass by General Gomez and advanced
regardless, he violated his orders and
there will be no declaration of war be
cause of the Carrizal incident.
If the reports made so far by the
escaped negro troops of the T?nth cav
r.lry tli it t. Captain Boyd had stopped his
inarch at the command of Gomez and
that the Mexicans 'fired on the troopers
sifter they had halted are confirmed by
un officer, President Wilson's threat of
the "gravest consequences" will at
once be made good- Action is not to
Ue taken on the word of the colored
troopers because it is realized the en
listed men had no part in the parley be
tween Gomez and Boyd and could
narcelv have been familiar with all the
There is no minimizing of the serious
ness of the situation at either the White
Bouse or the war department. It is ad
mitted that the likelihood of a break
luis never been so great.
Moray's Story Will Decide It.
The effect has been sobering. There
in little disposition to talk at either the
White House or the war department.
Both departments are keyed for ac
It'on. At both places it is admitted
(Continued on Page Four."!
A broken umbrella alius has a purty
b.idl'. When I look at th' newspaper
)'irtnres o' kornon claimia non-support
I think it's no wonder.
N I 7ully Equipped Yet-But
r ' of Company M Failed
z In Examination
Camp Withycombc, Clackamas, Ore.,
June 24. Major General J. Frankliu
Hell, commanding the department of
the west, will arrive at Camp Withv-
combe today to inspect the 1,400 na
tional guardsmen encamped here. It is
.believed he is on his way to Califor-
The mustenng in of militiamen pro
ceeded slowly today. After taking the
federal oath, members of Company M
of Salem were given the physical ex
amination while other companies of the
Third battalion were mustered in.
Rifles, ammunition and quartermas
ter's supplies are en route here from
California arsenals. Until they arrive
the militiamen cannot be passed by the
United States army as "reasonably fit
for field service."
It may be a week before any of the
Oregon troops can be sent forward,
said Captain Kenneth 1 Williams, mus-tering-in
Very few men of the Salem company
failed to pass any of the federal tests,
but because of the size of this com
panyabout 150 men some of them
may be assigned to other companies to
make up shortages.
About 100 militiamen whose enlist
ments expire in July have refused to
re-enlist and have been sent home.
Five Burned to Death-Mex
icans Accused of Starting
Needles, C'al., June 24 With the
business section of Needles reduced to
smouldering ruins today and five per
sons dead as a result of a fire which
swept the city before daylight todav.
officers have been rushed from neigh
boring cities to prevent a pitched bat-
tle between Americans and Mexican
Mexicans are openly accused on all
sides of being responsible for the blaze
which broke out in the Needles hotel
at 1:15 a. m. and spread rapidly across
the business section. The loss is esti
mated at between $75,000 and $100,000.
A riot here Monday, in which three
Mexicans were wounded and which re
sulted from the killing of a Mexican
by a white peace officer, is said to
have kindled'a feeling that hu. grown
steadily during the week.
Nick Jassress, wealthy mine owner,
is only known of the five victims. The
other victims were strangers here and
their identity for the time being is a
mystery, owing to the destruction of
the hotel registers.
In all 15 large establishments, in
cluding one hotel, two meat markets.
grocery stores, a garage, office block
and two restaurants were destroyed.
When the fire broke out in the
Needles hotel 18 persons were sleeping
within. Jussress rushed to the front
veranda on the second floor begging
the gazing hundreds below to save hinC
lie refused to jump and, in full view,
succumbed to the flames.
Relief Squadron May Be
Delayed in Returning by
Having to BringWounded
San Antonio, Texas, June 24. Ar
mv fears and hopes of exact tidings of
the fate of approximately l'H) Ameri
can troopers ambushed at Carrizal rest
ed todav on the relief squadron of the
Lieventli cavalry, dispatched by Gen-j by the Mexicans. W hen they saw t.ieir
eial Perilling immediately after word j comrades surrounded on three sides,
of the encounter reached his keadquar-1 raked on one flnnk by machine gun
ters. I fire and charged on the other by cav-
There was n feeling here that tli.e'alry, they realized the hopelessness of
failure'to receive any word from this! the fight and made their way back to
relief squadron was of ftself sinister the American lines. Thev were unit-
in its foieooding. but General
ton said it mie be their progress
back to the lines was hampered by the
care of the wounded from the Tenth
c.iv.nry. it tne t-.ieventn squadrons
' ir iniiint; ui u nuuiiui;.! rui 1 1 1 ui " ,
of the Tenth, the men wouhhave to!
be carried on litters. General Persh-;
ling did not report wnether he had sent
1 ... .
out additional forces to searcn tor tnei , "
F.leventh or aid them. ment's plans ror disposition of the 17
Army officers here have practically i prisoners captured at Carrizal and now
abandoned ho)e for all nf those in the i held, it is reported, in prison at (.'hi
Carrizal amlmshearte except the seven j luiuuua. Since no "state of war" ex
stragglers of the Tenth who have so j its between the United States and
far arrived nt General Pershing s
headquarters. Not an officer or non-
com ia that detacument, whih num
bered not more than 100 men was prob-
ably less than that, has teen reported
StirrtYors All Privates I
The seven known survivors ore all'
10 GET READY FOR
Mexico City However Is Quiet
So Far As Civilians
WILSON'S LAST NOTE HAS
NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC
Assurances of Support of
Carranza Are Wired From
Mexico City, June 24. Secretary
Lansing's statement to the Latin-AmerJ the local boys, declares Mr. Putnnm
..... . X' n; . 1 1 t.l I. l
ican diplomats has caused an excellent
impression here. It is now believed in
official circles that the prospects for a
peaceful solution of the present diffi
culties between the United States and
Mexico are promising,
Mexican military officials, however,
are displaying great activity in view of
the prospects ot war with the United
States. They have been on the move
day and night since the situation be
came critical, though the city is quiet
so far as the civilion population is con
General Carranza was in consultation
with his ministers until a late hour last
night. The reply to President Wilson's
note was the chief topic of discussion.
All tho leading officials refused to talk
for publication, though tho general sen
timent is that the note is unduly antag
onistic and that some portions are based
on a misunderstanding of the facts.
There are no indications when Gen
eral .Carranza 'g reply will be sent t
Washington, Ofiicials declare posi
tively, however, that do intimation of
its contents 'Will be permitted to be
cabled or to be published here until aft
er it is received and published in full
in the United States. .
The American government is being
criticised because New York newsoa-
fpers printed a synopsis of President
Wilson s note a week before its receipt
Little public interest is being shown
in the note, which has not been publish
ed here. It is the general belief, how
ever, that General Carranza, in his re
ply, will combat vigorously some of
President Wilson's statements, especial
ly the one alleging the presence of con
stitutionalist troops among bandit raid
ers. Telegraph wires from all parts of the
republic are bringing assurances of sup
port to General Carranza in case of
hostilities with the United States. Of
ficials believe the proclamation of amn
esty issued Thursday will unite all fac
tions of any consequence in the country
in opposition to any invading army.
Refugees at Vera Cruz.
Vera Cruz, Mexico, June 21. About
tioO American refugees are now here
awaiting transportation to the United
States. A special train of 12 cars
brought several score Americans and a
number of other foreigners here late
last night. They reported many Amer
icans in interior cities refused to leave
their businesses, feeling that the pres
ent tension between the two countries
would be removed.
privates and negroes, inn inly those who
were ass'mned by Captain iloyd, com
manding the two squadrons, to take
the horses to the reur when the men
lismounted at the first sign of attack
i ed in condemning the treachery of tiefense to proceed with its case when
j ('arranzistas forces at Carrizal. Noire
i saw the termination of the unequal
j fight, but they did say the ambushed
negro troops fought gamely aud with
n-ilj( Clin U.MIlftl UIU. UUT11C Ui
Tho o,ri,.or ln.ro r er.xWKnulv
. . ,,
Innxious to lenrii the I nrrnnM unviTn-
Mexico it was pointed out here thatjbv rcords filed with the county clerk,
the de facto government has no legal! cost .10,90."i.i."i. Approximately 740ii
right to hold, these men as "prisoners
of war" that phrase being the one
employed by Carranza officials in de
scribing their capture.
(Ceatinued on Pje Five.)
Only Two So Far Failed to
Pass Salem ta Visit the
"I am as busy as a bee keeping
Company M organized. .It is the first j
mobilized in Oregon and in the whole
United States. The blankets caused a
big demonstration and admiration for
Salem patriotism by the whole state."
This is the word received from Cap
tain Max Gehlkar today. The boys aro
still engaged in camp routine and do
not expect to go to tho front for some
George F. rutnam. Governor Withy-
combe's secretaory, is back at his post
today but he may bo called back to
Clackamas this evening.
There will be very few rejections on
account of physical unfitness among
o finer body of men could be secured,
he feels, than those who marched away
An excellent spirit pervades the camp.
Salem boys are showing a few blisterB
from vigorous wielding of the pick and
shovel but they are tast Touncling into
shape and are eager for the real work
ahead of them.
The examination of recruits by the IT.
8. army medical corps is expected to be
complete, as far as Company M is con
In yesterday's test Fred Thielsen and
Floyd I.. Utter failed to qualify and
returned to the city last night. A very
few may be unable to met the require
ments regarding teeth or because of
troublo with the feet that will inter
fere with marching.
Clifford Brown' and Arthur Reinhart
are now in the city on leaves of ab
sence and John and Allan Carson will
be here before evening, Karl Hinges
is also due at that time and will prob
ably remain here until tomorrow. '
The- Cherrians are planning on malt
ing tomorrow a gala day at Camp
Wtthycembe. Scores of nptos will car
ry Salem people to the Clackamas range
while the 9:20 train will bear many
more. Dress parade is set for the
afternoon and at this time all
troops in camp will be turned out. 1
He and Three Other Bandits
Now In Jail Will Be Tried
Laredo, Texas, June 21. Jesus Marin
Cerveda, "major" in I)e La Kosa's
bandit band, was arrested near here
today. His commission was found in
his pocket. He and three other bandits
in jail here will be tried for murder.
General Garz, commanding the Car
ranza garrison at Nuevo Laredo, naked
permission of American authorities to
bring provender across the line for his
horses. He explained the "dumb
beos's are not responsible for existi.p
conditions and should not be made to
suffer." His request has been taken
up with administration officials.
Refugees continue to arrive from In
terior Mexican points, including thn
Sisters of St. Josephine, who have been
nursing in Mexico City and Monterey
and are returning to Baltimore.
Mexicans here continue to return to
their own country.
Mexican authorities allowed a car of
silver bullion from Ixtle to cross to
Peace Officer Cotilla reported he
killed a "surplus Mexican" who re
Orpet Case Goes Over
to Monday Morning
Courtrooir, Walkegnn, 111., Juno 24.
Judge Charles H. Donnelly this after
noon overruled a motion to dismiss the
i jury in Will Orpet 's trial for Marion
Lambert's murder, and ordered the de-
court resumed Monday
Orpet 's counsel realized their plea
could be only perfunctory when Uonnel-
j ly, by rulings this morning, had declin
ed to bar out certain of the testimony
introduced by the state.
Opening statements for the defense
will be made Monday and Orpet may
take the stand Tuesduy.
ROAD WORK TOE MAY
Hood work done in Marion county
during the month of Mav, as shown
yards of gravel and rock were hauled
and crushed in connection with the
work. Volunteer work is a feature of
the undertaking as l."7 1-2 days of
work were given free by various men
while 120 teams were contributed.
All Survivors Except Prison
ers Are With Returning
MEXICAN REPORT SAID
FORTY WERE KILLED
This Tallies With With To
Report Expected Hourly
Columbus. N'. r . .Tllttn 91 P.nnavnl
Pershing's final report on the Carrizal
incident on which may hang peace or
war with Mexico, is "'exr.rcted hourly!
today. -11 survivors of fight ana1
the Cavalry Column apnt fn thidr r.i
lief have returned to the Dublan base,'
according- to information hern Tim
missing men of the two troops attack-
u nr. v.nrnzai are reported to be about I
forty men, including the principal'
commune! oliicers. The first official
Mexican report stated that forty
Americans were killed.
Nine More Are Safe
San Antonio, Texas, June 24. Gen
eral Pershing reported -today that one
packer and eight enlisted men of
troop C and seven enlisted men of
troop K, Tenth cavalry, were picked
up this morning northwest of Santa
Marin. They were located by troop M
of the Tenth, under Lieutenant Henry
Metter. All of them wero included in
tho group detailed to care for the
horses at the Carrizal fight, and their
stories wero substantially the same as
those of other stragglers. The
l roil i? lit back L'.i horses.
Although no officiul information has
been received, Indications are that
eighty four ofiicers and men either
were killed or captured, or are on their
wa- nack to camp. It is feared the
Amoricnn column was practically anni
hilated Lem Spillsbury, the Mormon guide
with the Americans, who was taken to
Chihuahua City as a prisoner, is under
stood to have said ho saw two officers
and twelve troopers dead on the. field.
Prisoners Brutally Treated
Kl Paso, Texas, Juue 24. Subjected
to insults and jeers, the 17 American
prisoners in i niiinnhua City have been
robbed of their uniforms, according to
passengers who arrived here by rail
from the Mexican city.
Cnrrnnzista privates were said to be
wearing the drab colored l:!'ki of the
Tenth United Stjates cavalry.
The American soldiersf attired only
in their underclothing, are held in a
strongly guarded detention camp, the
arrivals stated. The Mexican soldiers
and officers have subjected the col
ored troopers to gross insults. They
were jeered ns they inarched through
the streets on the way to their stock
Word also reached here this after
noon Hint Geuernl Trevino had reit
erated his intention to attack Ameri
can troops .i they advanced southward
This word came after the report that
forces of American regulars had been
(Continued on Page Seven i
REPORTED TO HAV
Hope of Avoiding War Is
About . A bandoned-- Clash
at Carrizal Puts End to It
By Carl D. Groat
(United I'ress staff correspondent)
WAisliingtiori,, June L't, Hope had
practically vanished early today that
more than a handful of Americans es
caped the Mexican machine gun fire
Army men sain that perhaps a new
story "would arrive before tomorrow.
But they feared the supporting forces
will only bring proof that the whole
band, hemmed in, died fighting and
without a chance.
In the shifting feeling toward the
Mexican problem, pessimism prevailed.
Observers began to Tee that the ad
ministration may be forced to abandon
its inclination to give Carranza n last
At any rate, officials close in touch
with the generul problem Insisted that
whatever the outcome of the nrrizn:
situation, the day of wnr with Mex
ico is not to be delayed.
Secretary Lansing and Secretary Ba
ker conferred with the president nt
10 0 'clock by appointment made ear
ly this morning. Baker carried a
shenf of telegrams, the contents of
which were not made public.
Plans for iVar Qo On
Asked if any information had been
received to throw light upon tiie ques
tion of who was to blame for the Car
rizal fight, Baker said:
Declines to Interfere With
Our Affairs Brazil's
Course Not Stated
By Charles P. Stewart
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Buenos Ayres, June 24. The Argen
tine government will dispatch a note to
Chile today or tomorrow politely de
clining to'inttjrvene with other South
American republics at the present time
in an effort to prevent war between
Mexico and the United States.
The communication will be in reply
to a message from the Chilean foreign
minister, suggesting that all Latin
America join in such a movement. A
similar1 message was sent the Brazilian
government by the Chilean foreign of
fice after communicating with the gov
ernment of Ecuador. I
What attitude Brazil will take to
ward Chile's suggestion is not known.
Dr. Lnuro Muller, Brazilian minister of
foreign affairs, conferred with the
president of Brazil yesterday before
sailing for New York. He then sent
a cablegram to Ambassador Da Gama
at Washington expressing confidence
thnt the American and Mexican govern
ments would be able to settle their dif
ficulties without war,
$ TODAFS BALL SCORES I
First Game ' R. H. K.
New York 4 7 2
Brooklyn 0 10 S
Anderson, Mathewson, Schnpp and
Rnridcn, Dooin; Coombs and McCarty.
oecond gnme R. H. K.
New York 4 11 0
Brooklyn !i 10 2
Tesreau and Rariden; Kuckor and
Miller. Smith replaced Rucker.
First game R. H. K.
St. Louis 3 8 3
Pittsburg 4 7.1
Honk, Steele and Gonzales; Mam
maux and Gibson, Wilson.
Second gnnit. R. H. K.
St. Louis 2 fi 2
Pittsburg 5 11 0
Hall and Gonzales; Miller and Wil
Boston 4 4 2
Philadelphia. 2 0 2
Raymond, Hughes and Gowdy; Dc
marce, Mcquillan and Bums, Killifer.
First game I!. H. E.
Cincinnati 5 11 3
Chicago i (i 11 6
Schneider and Clark; Vaughn, Prcn
dergast and Fischer (12 innings.)
First game R. It. E.
Washington 1 4 0
New York 2 7 0
I'.oehling, Gallia nnd Henry, Alns
mitii; Caldwell and Nunamaker.
Second iiunie R. H. E
Washington II ! 0
New York 4 7 2
Avers and Henry; Mogridge, Keat
ing and Walters. Shawkey replaced
First game R. H. E.
Philadelphia 2 8 0
l'.oston ! 3 1
Nabors and Murphy; Leonard,
Mayes and Carirgan.
Second game R. H. E.
Philadelphia 3 7 3
Boston 7 0 1
Bush and Si hang; Mays and Thom
as. "I cannot comment on that now."
By noon President Wilson expected
to have lull authority to dispatch
tional guardsmen across the
The senate leaders were agreed that
the Hay resolution, which was adopted
in i tie house yesterday only after an ex
tended partisan debate, will be accept
ed by tne senate without organized op
position. Chairman Chamberlain of the senate
military committee, after a canvas, re
ported that he was unable to find even
Tho army went on with its plans for
war on the assumption that this is the
I ultimate answer.
I Aeroplane makers hastened to fill
! orders for 14 new fliers. Behind this
move perhaps lies the siory of the Car
jrizul disaster. Present nreo equip
ment admittedly has been unsatisfac
tory. In this case no news has come
from nir scouts, whereas army men
!ni,l tinff ifiimtr emiirmient would have
I meant that the details of the Carrizal
'battle would have been knowu two
64 to 69 Unaccounted For
Casualty figures can only be guess
ed. T Seven stragglers who have report-
(Continued od Pag Five.)
HELD 8Y RUSSIANS
Two Thirds of Rich Agricul
tural Province Inside
AUSTRIANS FORCED BACK
TO CARPATHIAN PASSES
Fierce Fighting at Verdai
Results In Important
By William Philip Simms.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Potrograd, June 24. The right wing
of tho Russian army sweeping through.
Bukowina has crossed tho flaliciaa
frontier, capturing tho important town
The Austrinns evacuated Kuty, a
city of 10,000 inhabitants, immediate
ly after the capture of Visnitz, across
the river, by a strong Russian detach
ment. It was toward Kuty that a part
of General Pf lanzer 's demoralized army
fled in the retreat from Czernowitjs,
hoping to form a junction with tho
main Austrian army in Gnlicia.
More than two thirds of thn Austrian
crown land of Bukowina is now in the
hands of tho Russians.
All the agricultural sections of the
rich province are behind thn Russian
lines. The Russians are pushing the
pursuit of the Austrinns with all pos
sible speed, hoping to drive the re
treating enemy forces through the Car
pathian passes beforo they vjua organ
Lze for an effective stand.
There are indications of greater
German activity in the extreme north,
on General Kuroputkin's freat. Th
Germans have1 attempted several times
in the past few days to Start offensive
movements in this region with the pur
pose of drawing . off Russian troops
from tho Galiciun battle front, but
each time tho German attack has been
French Gains at Vfrdun.
Paris, June 24. In nn impelunn
counter attack last, night, French
troops recaptured a large part of the
positions lost to tho Oermans in yes
terday's violent fighting on the north
eastern front of Verdun, the war office
A largo Bcetor of the trenches, sur
rendered to the Germans between Hills.
320 nnl 321 was recaptured. The Ger
mans wero thrown out. of the Thian
mont wiks, which thev took in yes
terday's fighting. In the same ottttck
the French recaptured all the trenches
lost to the ticnnuns on um imk"v
June 21 between Fumin and Chenonis
Fresh reports from the Verdun front
today indicate that the German crown
prince has resinned the drive on the
fortress with a powerful attack almost
of his earlier efforts.
The war office announced that more
than six divisions (more man i-u,w"
men) participated in the great smash
against the French lines on a three
mile front yesterday,
The Germans drove forward to within
three and a half miles of the heart of
Verdun, reaching tho village Floury.
Had thev maintained their gains at
this point the whole French position
on the eastern bank of tho Meuse might
have been seriously threatened.
An immediate counter attack threw
the eneinv back from Fleury in the
direction " of Cailettes woods. The
French followed up this advantage last
night Hy powerful blows against the
German flank and center Uiey forced
the ei iv line back on a wide trout.
While this furious fighting was pro
ceeding on the east bank of the Meuse,
a violent battle began last night on
the west bank of the Meuse The
Germans nunin attacked French posi
tions on Hill 304. Fighting went on
all night, but the latest otrV..a dis
patches reported the repulse of all Ger
Germans Gained Yesterday.
Berlin, June 2t.-Oerman troops
captured the Thiuumont. armored
(Continued on Page gevea.)
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