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NOT REACHED YET
Von Jagow Tells Reichstag No
Answer Prepared Concerning
WASHINGTON IS RESTLESS
As No Word Comes, Grave Con
cern Is Seen in Admin
HfCULIN" ( vi?i London). May 2.--Jlerr
von Jagow, Foreign Minister, at the
opening of tliw- Budget Committee of
the Reichstag to-duy, said the govern
ment ha'I not yet reached a decision
with regard to the situation that ha<l
arisen fi-om the \tnerlcan note fo <"}er
many regarding < ierininy's submarine
campaign. As soon as the Imperial
Chancellor returned from headquarters.
P.'rr vr(r> Jagow hddid. lie wouM give
the cnminlTti'p definite Information,
n." Foreign ?,ttiit*.tcr said the gov
1 n view of the importance
of tti? American question, would have
been y, I a<) to make :? statement to
day regarding the status of the prob
lem, hut that fc'j that reason stated
tills was Impossible.
GHWK roNfKHN KKI.T
\a i?av> smp nv
K'ASHIN'nTON'. May 1'.?Two weeks
y 'ive priPhed since the United States
dispatched a note to Get many de
manding an abandonment of Its prea
es;t method*, of submarine warfare, and
to-night th<* State f ?epa: tment ntill
was wl'hout any definite Information
indicating that the demand would be
As the days sn by and no reply
romt-v from Berlin and Ambassador
C'-rard sends no word regarding the
latitude of the American government.
Bn air of grave concern is becoming
manifest In administration circles.
I'tiMlcly, ortictals continue lo preserve
an air of optimism Privately, no at
tempt is made to conceal a contrary
feeling, and this fee line i:; certain to
heroine more pronounced '.lilies'? some
definite news is forthcoming ovcr
r. i p h t.
C'KltTA IX ????* A l ? KI-iKM I ? \ 'I*
ft is felt here that the very b-:i^th
of time which lias? b<?*n consumed t.y
lh" German government in preparing
n reply in itself indicates that the
communication will not take the t-hapo
of a simple response to the direct and
clear-cut Issue raised In the American
note. It Is feared that tne reply is
likely to assume hh argumentative
character, which '"in be scarcely re
yn rdej ;<s ino.-tint the f.|iiirf tin ms "f
the United State;
Persona 111 close imi'li with afl'.iirs
at tli" German embassy. however. on
ttnue to express thi'iinielvca as beirg
positive that Oermany will make con
cessions to the United States which
will prevent the breaking of diplomatic
telations. It is felt In German circles
that Germany certainly uill agree lo
abandon operations objectionable to the
United States?at Icict, pendiuu ne
gotiations on th< subject In this con
neetion It is pointed out that there is
even a possibility that instructions to
this end already have been issued to
submarine c.ommandei s\ there hiving
not been reported during the last fe;v
days attacks which could be complained
of It Is reiterated that messages from
the Berlin Foreign OtIK e clearly Indi
cate Germany is most anxious to pre
iorve friendly relations with the United
Mr. Gerard has made no report, how
ever. respecting his conferences with
Emperor William, but It Is realised
that his absence from Berlin, probably
without his code book and his prob
able reluctance to Intrust confidential
conimunicatlonn to the Gorman military
telegraph, may account for this
High officials to-night earnestly ex
pressed the hope that a dispatch from
the ambassador would be received to
Secretary Lansing had no information
ir. lay before the Cabinet at to-day's
meeting, and the situation was dis
cussed only briefly.
RELIEF SHIPS SUNK
Steamer Chartered by Amerlcmt-nel
glau Commission Goes to Ilot
f,ON DON'. May 2.?Two steamers un
der charter by the American Commis
sion for Relief In Belgium have met
with mishaps at sea.
The British steamer Hendonhall has
been sunk, and the Swedish steamer
Fridland has be*>n damaged and is
being towed into Black Deep, at the
mouth of the Thames. Both vessels
sailed from Portland, Me., for Rotter
dam, with relief supplies for the Bel
A dispatch received hv wireless this
afternoon from the Dutch steamer
Bats via TV. said the Pridland was sink
ing. Another wireless from the Ba
tavia IV. this evening, however, said:
"We aro near the Txmg Sand Light
ship with the Pridland. We will bring
her into Black Deep, at tho mouth of
The Frldland has on hoard 7,000 tons
NEARLY MILLION TO FAMILY
jscob l.orlllnrd I.cave* Kstntc of .More
Than tSDOO.OOO to Widow, Son
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
KEW YORK, May 2.?Jacob Lorll
lard, son of Pc-ter Lorlllard, bequeathed
his estate of more than $900,000 to
members of his family. He died In
London, England, on April 28 last.
He left his widow, who was his
second wife, $175,000. To his son,
Ernest Edward Lorlllard, he gave
$400,000. Jacob Lorlllard. Jr., was
given $125,500, and Mrs. Frances Au
gusta Sands, his daughter, was given
FRENCH MASTERS . j
OF VERBUN BATTLE
They Hold Initiative and Are
Launching Powerful Blows j
Drive at British May Be At- ?
tempted to Draw Off
PARIS, May 3.?The Fronch tn their1
powerful counterofTonsi v<? north of Ver
dun have won by storm more than a
mile of trenches. Ko, the tirn* at least.!
the Initiative has passed Into lhe|r hands.
Iteports to-night say that tho Germans
are hrinctng up great manses of re-en
forcements In an effort to st0p the Trench
'Irlve and recain the direr-ting hand in
the battle of Verduh That General
Petaln has struck on the psychological
moment, and that the French are now
definite master:' of the Verdun fight-'
Intr. Is the opinion of military experts
here. They expect that tho Germans
will strike somewhere else on the
front, most probably against the sec-i
tors held by the Itrlti?h. a:-, means of'
letting tne Verdun attempt sink grad-l
ually into the tomb of history.
The latest French gain has been
" e southeast of Fort Douaumont '
where a German trench was seized for
?i length of about 5f.O yards About innl
prisoners were taken j
The same War oniee statement which I
t1 aims this success states that reports!
just received after some delay show!
that In the fighting of Saturday and
? unday the French conquered German
trenches over a front of j.000 meters
to a depth of from .100 to TOO meters In
the region of Dead Man's Hill.
The midnight communication shows
t tl'p French are continuing th*ir
heavy bombardment west of the Mouse
while on tho opposite side of the riv-r
ih'-- blR Kuns are belching nN far ?rtlllh
;as Damloup. The French. replv|?~
j vigorously, broko up German move
;iro"n,) Vaux pond and
I<X (? l.A \ I) *?,\|\ ATTACKj;|}
I/-..VDOX. Mar 2.? Four hostile air
ships attacked the northeast roa*t of
Lnirland and the southeast coast of
[Scotland last night.
| J ha,r ,h,? movements of the raider?
appeared uncertain, adding:
w-'i. bombK were dropped |M
?! vhlurc, hut there are no details vet
; regarding (?.r casualties or darm.Se.;
AIITIi.Mim -*rTIO\<s (iv
j HOTII Ml)ICS fir MEl s|.;
T-MllS. May The ofHri;,i coni*
niuulcntion to night roads:
"In Champagne the fire of our artll
? apj.nst a German battorv in the
Plot. .,r Moronvilliers. north of Pro-.
""'ml e.xploMona and fires
? battery oounterHhellcd bv us
north of Masilges suffered severe dam
In the Argonnc the fiuhtin.- ..
Minted to r.ur advantage in if.e
of I I No. 2ST. (Haute Chevauchee >
Uost or the M..ut,e lhf.rft , ' ?
?III artillery action from the region of
l Av:;rz" ???
i nf o Ar' n5"- "'<? bombardment
. I'1"!* n'to"-s?* betwee,, Thiamont farm
,an.l Damloup. o?r batteries dispersed
Mrth 0t ,he Ch??f
iairvjirs; ,o,,~ ??
j^Tho'T; VnW n?rM"
I reads: *" & "" ofncKtl communication
- f "V'V a X '?'on^ bombardment, opened
I ?7oTiVttooT^ rr,::,k ?
-ho gained a foothlg in three of^
f out.""' POStSl was ""mediately driven
? If TOn V l.v MESOPOTAMIA
i t i*\vr ,S CVA111 Kn "V nn,T,s,r
general Lake, commander of Vuo nVlt*
?. S,!' h? reported
n^*h,rTaJi "ap'/m" %rzr\'"
hostile >?L a
trenched In the vloinitv * The '
was quickly driven otr" w> . "ly
to Bush I re unmolested. ' *Z'cmS Z'"
were one British officer killed and " S
native Indian trooper wounded.
A letter dated Mnv 1 v,o .
iAi?rros to (.vp?,nn.rfl ^ ^'iic.h he
ish end's sick le ?CneraI Town
j equivalent number f?r a"
(and Turkish prisoners \' hr^^a"Jn,ertttn
j other ships have been 'sent ?, , ? arI"1
I the evacuation." '' ? t*s'"
i TIIHKE STIC AMICUS CHASED
TO BEACH BY SL'BMAIt IMF.S
i CONSTANTINOPLE, May 2 (via Lon
don).?An official statement, issued by
the Turkish admiralty to-day said:
"Our submarines in the Black Sea
recently chased three steamers onto
the. beach. Ono was destroyed by shell
flre. "We also eank four sailing vessels
laden with provisions.
"Northwest of tho position at Sohun
our submarines were bombarded from
the coast town of Socha."
C.OINO TO inn.MINGllAM ItECNION?
Houthern Hallway official routn. Fare,
SIt.GCi rnund (rip. Mny i:i to 17. Stopovers.
Arrange I'ullmau rc&ervutioas sow.
AGREEMENT WITH CARRANZA
APPEARS TO BE CLOSE AT HAND
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Schoolboys of Sail Francisco lined up for Inspection in front of their tents at the training camp at Mnnzanita. Cal. This camp was formed
exclusively for the school children of San I?'rancisco and the bay cities. The purpose of this camp is to teach all the schoolboys the military life.
It is under the direction of Major Watson, of the Poly High School of San Francisco.
HANS TO BELLIGEBENTS
: START FEDERAL PRDBE
, Comptroller of Currency Wishes to
J Know What. American Ranks
Mnance Warring Nations.
ML.SI M.-1KK KL'LK RKI'ORTS
j Reserve System Will Ho Used to Kind
; Out .Number of Ronds and Other
loreiKn Securities Held in This
, WASHINGTON, May 2.?The Comp
troller of tho Currency to-day took
j;-tcpK """'tain what American hank*
?have financed Kuropean nations at war.
J Ivvlsed blanks havo been mailed to
>11 members ..f the Federal reserve
: system t.. bo used in the next bank
I fab requiring each bank to report the
| number c.f bond*, loans or acceptance*!
or roreign governments it holds unde'
I the following subdivisions:
? Anglo-French bonds (part of ssnn _
^ *"? ?0.fiC?0 i.Kfjiio).
J Other i:,iu-lish. Fro?oh. Russian or
I'ltaiinn seeurit Ses.
: Ovrman, Austrian or Turkish securl
I 11 r?t.
j Securities of South American govern
"jher forricr. honds and securities
i This information never before has
j been sought. It will dtffr,0!;ft of Rn
assortment of guesses and reports, that
.are believed to havo placed the, total
Mini loaned r,n foreign securities f;ir
,in ?veess of the real amount
The blanks provide for no distinction
(between amounts loaned prior to t|ie
j war and the,.after. Whatever foreign
se.uru.es arn now held by banks in
I country will, therefore, be re
jof 7ssue" l?'AlS irrcs,,oc,lve of the date
? L-nder revision, the. blanks provide for
.^ report on the number of employees
10 hn\e taken no vacation for five
?o . P,?t; ,!1 U,is connection the
I omptroller s statement says
S "Because most men are physicallv
(and mentally in shape to perform their
I 'm,] efficiently when they have
'hJL ^ ? 11 ycarI>* vacation, and
i.cludfng the better opportunity af
J for led of having nn Impartial Vheek
, made of books and accounts of all em
plo.ocs winle on vacation, besides the
I,","'"'1""" uml*rRturtles n??
comptroller commends u?.
bank 1 ? " Vacati?n Period to all
h.uik employees each year"
??J.'r r kr,?
DUBLIN GROWS NORMAL"
Jom..i?i Kl,?,lKl, ?,V,,r,s,,Votk ?
. < lenrlng Kmitll Districts In nelnu
_n^?uN'')ON* Mav An official dis
pat? h from headquarters reads:
"Dublin is gradually reverting to
normal conditions. The work of clear
I tnwn i""ii "mall districts around Irish
town is being carried out by an over
I contracting cordon.
Lith?HK: A11 ,s q,l,et ,h,R countv,
.with the exception of an affray in the
Fern.o.v d.striet. Here the police, in
(attempting to arrest two men in a
house met with armed resistance the
I constable being shot dead. On
arrival of re-enforcements the occu
j pants of the house, two of whom wero
; wounded, surrendered.
! "The Sin Veiners in Cork cltv
where there has been no rising, have
I yielded up their arms.
: "Wexford: The column that wont to
j Bnniscorthy is carrying out the arrest
(of rebels in the County of Wexford
?The rest of South Ireland is reported
! PRESIDENT RECEIVES PAGE
Amrrirnn Ambiutwndur to Italy Sny*
>o Important Questions Are
Vending tn Home.
WASHINGTON. May 2.?Thomas Nel
son Page, American ambassador to
Italy. In the United States on leave
called on President Wilson to-day.
Mr. I'age said thero were no diplo
matic- questions of Importance pending
In Jtome. He expects to bo hero about
Two Killed in Riot ?
of Steel Strikers j
at Pittsburgh Mills'
Many Hurt and Great prop
erty Damage Done by
Mob Composed of
PITTSBURGH. May 2.?Two men arc
known to have been killed, four prob
ably fatally wounded and n score of
others seriously hurt this afternoon
when a mob. said by the authorities to
havp beeti fuiiipos?*d principally of for
eigners, attached the Kilgar Thomson
Works of the Carnegie Steel Company
in Braddock. A pitched battle lasting
an hour followed, during; which 100
shots were fired, but the rioters- were
finally forced to retreat in the faeo
of a deadly tiro from the riot prims and
revolvers of deputy sheriffs and plant
guards. The situation Is quiet to-night,
but C.OOO citizens of the borough have
been sworn In as deputies, and are
patrolling the streets. District Attor
ney Jackson announced that he would
i take steps at once for the deportation
, of all foreigners connected with the
! t rouble.
The riot was the climax of a day of
! disorder in the Boroughs of Braddock
? and Rankin, during which mobs stormed
, the plants of four big steel companies,
'drove the workmen out and then partly
| wrecked the interior of the plants.
jsMi'Kns kihu ri?o\
DKl'I'TIUS KKO.ll DOORWAYS
! Many of those injured hi the fight
ing were spirited away by Ihe rioterp,
' and for hours after quiet had been re
; stored injured continued to bo brought
I to hospitals. Snipers, hidden in door
j ways and windows, tried to pick off
! deputies, and two were snicl to have
jbeen hit. Women also joined in the
? mad fight to pain entry to the works,
land two of these were wounded. The
| two men killed were foreigners.
i The mob first wrecked ar; office at
the Kdgar Thomson Works with clubs
, and stones. Deputies, rushing to pre
sent its destruction, were compelled to
use it as a barricade, and from lio
j hind the wreckage they poured shot
! after shot into the mob, which with
drew. After stoning the plant for
I forty-five minutes, another charge was
i made, and In a hand-to-hand strug
gle the deputies and guards were
' forced hack Inside the plant.
! STATU CONSTABULARY
OX WAY TO ItRADDOt tC
i Deputies on guard at the. Westing
' house plants in Wllmerdintr and East
' Pittsburgh were dlspatchcd to the
I scene, and, after a fierte battle, the
?mob was forced back out of the gates
'and compelled to run for shelter
I Reports to-night said two companies
of State Constabulary which have been
Ion strike duty at Wllkes-Barre, Pa..
I have been ordered to Braddock, and
j will arrive to-morrow morning.
The movement started early in the
I day, when a procession was organized
bv Westlnghouse Electric and Manu
facturing Company strikers at East
j Pittsburgh to continue, their efforts to
bring out the workmen in the other
factories of the Turtle Creek and
Monongahela Valleys in support of
their demand for an eight-hour day.
They had been defeated In a similar
attempt yesterday, and the marchers
were angry when they set out. Pickets
stationed at a number of Braddock
factories had been worsted in encoun
ters with workmen as the men wero
going to work, and the plants of tho
American Steel and Wire Company, a
United States Steel Corporation sub
sidiary. and a number of other plnnts
had been shut down as a protection
to the employees.
WAKIC OF DESTRUCTION ,
I,KPT HY MARCHING MOR
Other plants continued to operate,
however, and when tho news was
brought to tho marching throng the
routo was changed, and they stormed
the buildings of the Sterling Steel
Foundry Company, whose employees
have been working eight hours a day
for some time. The workmen were"
driven out and much damage done.:
This success was quickly followed by!
| attack? on other factories in tho|
J neighborhood, the marchers continuing,
, their work of destruction at every!
place where the men refused to joinj
By noon tlie crowd had swelled to
n mob of 2.000 persons, many of whom
wore visibly intoxicated.
Meeting no resistance, they marched!
to Hawkins station, where they at-:
i tacked the plant of the Nicholson;
Chain Company, employing 2.10 men.
Tiie frenzied mob swept through the
j plant, driving men from their machine*
and knocking down all who stood in
their way. Twenty or more workmen
were injured before they were finally;
driven out, and the mob turned lis,
attention lo destroying property.
IIV MUCH fil .V 1*1.A V
| From Ihe chain works thu mobi
moved on Hie Swissvale factory of the;
Pittsburgh I .amp. Brass and Giant*
i Company, near-by, where 330 men,
| women and hoys were at work,
j Kver.vthing possible was broken aflor
the workers had been chased away.
Shouting and hooting, the rioters
i next appeared .it the Thirteenth Street
[entrance to the Kdgar Thomson Works.
For ?a time the strikers contented
j themselves with a demonstration in
j which they called upon workmen in
j side to come out and join them.
This continued for perhaps half an
hour, when a man rushed out from the
j mob and. pointing his revolver toward
i the entrance, fired as he ran. There
j was no response. A few minutes later
J the firing iroin the mob becamo almost
! After the street in front of the
j entrance was cleared, the mob again
j congregated, listening td the harangues
t In foreign tongues of the leaders. The
i guards strengthened their lines and
, prepared to esrort such of the ?!.0nr> or
| 7.000 workmen in the mill as desired
; to go home at the end of the day's
work, but the mob did not disturb
i them as they passed out. nor did it
: interfere with the night force which
[appeared Cor work.
maw rnmosTici ixs hit
HV STII.1V 111 I,MOTS
l?nth the men who were killed and
ia majority of the wounded were mem
. hers of the mob, but the authorities
have not yet determined if they were
! strikers, as a number of pedestrians
were also hit by stray bullets.
Arrangements were made at a mass
meeting of ;:.000 strikers from plants
in the Turtle Creek Valley to-night to
picket the ISdgar Thomson Works to
? morrow. Six furnaces in the plant
were, hanked to-night, indicating that
; the company does not intend operating
Ihern for some time.
X ATION A I, lilAIID SF.XT i
TO SCUX'IO OK HIOTIXC;
HARIUSBURU. PA., May 2.?The
Kighteenth P.eglment of Infantry of the
National Cuard aril the cavalry troops
at Harrlsburg, Pittsburgh. Sunhury and
Tyrone were to-night ordered to go
to the scene of the rioting in Allegheny
County in responso to appeals from
Member* of lamer Inland t'lnl? \*k i
Court to Stop Fisherman
From .Spearing lOeln.
; [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] 1
HIVKItHKAD, Ij. I. May 2.?Tho ;
j South Hide Sporting Club has brought!
action in the Supremo Court here to j
; restrain John Lousks, a bayman, from '
spearing eels In tin; Connetquott '
; River. It is said that the suit was!
1 instituted nt tho request of William i
! K. Vanderbilt, Sr., owner of the Idle
! Hour estate at Oakdale.
I Mr. Vanderbilt, it is understood, ?
j leased the river heels on his estate to
j the club for a period of ton years, be- i
! ginning in 1911. The stream was I
I stocked with trout, and sportsmen I
I charge that tho spearing of eels dis- i
[ turbs the link. I
PARLIAMENT GETS OILL
British Government Determines Upon
Course, and MeH.surc Will
He Offered To-J>ny.
ITS PASSAGE IS ASSURED
Premier Asquith Makes Announce*
ment of Plan, Which "Will lie Put
Into Immediate Effect and Con
tinue Through War's Duration.
I .ON DON*. May 2.? Premier Asquith
announced to-day to an oxpcctant.
Parliament that tlto government had
sit last agreed on the much-disputed
recruiting question. and had decided to
introduce, a hilt for immediate general
compulsion for the duration of the
Tim Premier claimed that the con
dition ho had all along stipulated nn
the only justification for such a step,
namely, general consent of l.he nation,
now had been obtained, as proved by
the speeches delivered in the llouse of
Commons last week, when a bill pro
viding for the extension of military
service was introduced by Walter llumo
1.011s, president of the local govern
ment board, and later" was withdrawn.
IHI.I.VS PASSAUI5 AVI I.I.
i:no I.OXti COKTHOVKKSV
Mr. Asquith added that the ministers
agreed that the needful men could not
ho obtained by the existing machinery,
but that they were available and
could be spared from the Industries
for the successful prosecution of the
war. Having given interesting details
of the nation's success in its prodigious
effort, in raising 5,01)0,000 men for tho
army and navy, the Premier expressed
confidence that the bill proposed
would end. once and for nil, the pro
longed controversy, and in a general
statement of the war situation, chal
lenKc.d the bouse t.o indicate if tho gov
ernment bad lost the country's confi
The debate which followed the Pre
mier's speech showed that the bill is
likely to have a speedy passage, as it
met with general approval. A num
ber of Liberal and l.abor members,
however, said in effect that tlio bill
was not justified. They contended
that the government had been grad
ually driven from point to point by
the conscrlptionist press, and that
military necessities had nothing what
ever to do with the government's giv
to ivrnoi>i-ch mi.)/
AT SESSION TO-n.VY
The bill will be introduced to-mor
row, ami u ill, it Is understood, contain
no suspensory clause.
The l.abor party is about equally
divided for ami against tho bill. The
Irish Nationalists will take no part
In the division. There is no hint of
any Cabinet resignations or of the
f.abor members of the ministry seced
Sir Edward Carson, the Ulster leader,
during the course of his speech, said
he would not lend himself personally
to any attack with regard to the
Mesopotamian campaign, as he believed
that all departments were responsible
CIVIL SERVICE PLAN LOSES
Senate Vote* AgniiiMt Amendment Af
fection Proponed Pedernl I.and
I.(inn Hoard Employee*.
WASH INC, TON, May 2.?The Senate,
after an all-day debate, to-day re.
.tecied an amendment to tho Hollis rural
credit bill, which would put employees
of the proposed Fedoral land loan hoard
under civil service.
'.The bill provides that employees be
chosen without regard to classified ser
vice, but that they may he classified
by executive order.
EXPLOSION KILLS THREE
Oflirri) Itndly Hurt In lllant Which
Wreck* Oilcloth Works in
TRENTON, N. J., May 2.?Three per
sons were instantly killed and three
seriously injured by ait explosion at the
Yardville, N. J., Oilcloth Works to-day.
There were twonty-flvo people in tho
building at the time of the blast, which
Is believed to have been due to fumes
of ganollne. Tho entire building; was
Generals Scott and Obregon
! SATISFACTORY SOLUTION
ANTICIPATED BY BOTH
! Negotiations Carried On in Spirit
of Good Will, Statement
WILL NOT WITHDRAW TROOPS
Do Facto Government Convinced
That Washington Will Not
Kb PASO. TEX., May 2.?Marker]
progress toward an agreement was
made to-day by the American and
Moxicnn conferees considering United
States' troop disposition in Mexico, ac
cording to unofficial, hut authorita
ft is believed now tin; matter may
he threshed out in the. next day or
I so. This progress was due to the fact,
| it was said, that General Alvaro Obre
gon, representing the de facto Mexi
can government, had concluded there
was no possibility of altering the in
tention of the Washington govern
ment not to withdraw General Persh
ing's expeditionary forco immediately.
At S o'clock to-night, two hours af
ter the conference had begun, Major
j General Hcott handed the following
j statement to the Associated Press:
j "We are conferring in a spirit of
mutual gooil will, and hope to arrive
at a solution that will be satisfactory
to both of our government!!. There
will be nothing more for publication."
Tills statement was signed "Obregon
w.vit >ot iiKsmiJi* Hi
nt: FACTO tiOVBICXMBXT
The attitude of the Mexican govern
ment Is said to have been described by
a Mexican otllcial who took part ill
the tlrst conference at .luarcx, who is
closely conversant with the entirs
situation, and who said:
' Between two evils you must chooss
the lesser. It would bo folly to sup
pose the de facto government doslrea
It was gathered from thin that tha
J Mexicans had decided not to press tha
question of withdrawal with the poa?
slhillty that a break might follow.
The negotiations to-day took an un
expected turn. In the morning it ^as
announced that there probably would
be a meeting of the conferees in the
afternoon with Generals Funston and
Scott, representing tho United States,
as in the tlrst conference, and with
Generals Obregon and Trevino repre
At noon, however, GenoraJ Scott
walked unattended from hl3 private
car to tho Hotel Paso del Norte, leav
ing General Funston to lunoh alone
in tho car. About the some time, Geny
eral Obregon crossed over from
Jaurez in his touring car and pro*
ceedcd to tho name place.
SCOTT USES HIS TACTICS
AS OFFICIAL. PEACEMAKER
Arriving at tho hotel. General Scott
and General Obregon went to a room
on tho eighth floor, reserved by A. J.
McQuatters. president of the Alvarad?
Mining and Smelter Company, which
lias large interests at Parral. tha scene
of the recent outbreak of Mexicans
against the American troops. It be
came known then that the two gen
erals were to be the guests at lunch
|eon of Mr. McQuatters, a. friend of
At this meeting, which began at noon
and lasted into tho night, General Scott
is reported to havo employed the same
tactics which he successfully employed
in his negotiations with Villa, the Go
ronimo incident and other affairs which
won for hi in the reputation of being the
otllcial peacemaker of tho Washington
Ho is said to have indicated to Gen
eral Obregon these things:
That the United States is the best
friend Mexico has.
That President Wilson only wishes
to pec Mexico rid of Villa outlaws, and
as soon as this is accomplished the
American troops will be withdrawn.
That it appears that the attitude of
tho United States government has not
been properly understood, since, far
from seeking intervention, that Ib tha
very thing It wishes to avoid.
That, finally, the majority or the
American people, and even the military#
are in accord with President Wilson's
desire to avoid intervention.
GUARI) AGAINST nAIIl
FIIOM OUTLAW BANDS
In addition. General Scott Is reported
j to have said that the United States
j government had been Informed that
! the Villa element still was very strong
In Chihuahua and Durango, and It is
felt that It must take every precaution
against tho repetition of such incident?
as the Columbus raid.
As tho afternoon wore on and the
conference did not end the report
spread that General Scott was gaining
his point. Late in tho day Mr. McQuat
ters summoned to the conference room
his business associate, W. J. Freeman,
and a stenographer. Not long after
i ward Qenora} Funston appeared at tht%