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U. S. IS DEFIED IN
Mexico. In Answer Due Today,
Denies America's Right
(Continued from First Page ?
?-s?? In Mexico receive the same prlv
liege? ?nd prot.ction a-> Mexicana. It
wa? said. ?
The note assorted that Jenkn* *
well treated, and la receiving all the
attention due to his position 1 be
lope w?? expressed that the .Vanericin
State Department wouH auSpend
.oda-ment until the cta.se ia dec dS-i lo
ca, lly. and Jeakin? i? either prov? u In- ?
r.?eni or guilty.
CONTENTS OF REftY
Secretary of State I_nsing knew
nothing of the Mexican reply to the
G? .ted .?Hatea demand for tbe release I
of Consular Agent William O. Jen
kin* when c-ommunlcated with at bis i
home this morning
"I know nothing about tt." he laid
"The reply might 6? received st the
State Department today, but 1 do not
When aaked If any development? '
could be expected during t ?day. it
be?ng Thanksgiving, the Secretary re
plied that He did not think so. but If
ther? were any they would be made
known by h.m from the State De
Oft??la Ire Har-f-t?*?
A refusal on the part of Mexico,
had been discounted here, but the j
tone of the rep,\. as made known
through the newspapers here today.
caused ?ome surprise.
The United State* Is charged with .
relying upon might rather than right!
in Ita demand for satisfaction In the!
Jenkins c?,?e. and there I? a thinly
vailed insinuation that the Ameriean
Oo? eminent ia not living up to its
publl'My announced poll?) of right
an-1 faiese* tn wesk ????*'???
Those who have read the content?
of the note as received here unoffi
cially point out Inconsistencies be
tween some of Us -itatements and the
.-ontenston? of the Mexican authorl
vies themselves. Thee*? have taken
tin position In the past that Jerkin?
was guilty of collu>ion with the Mex
ican bandit.? charged with kidnaping
Mm, and that in court, when con
fronte?! by eleven witnesses who tes- |
titled against him. he appeared "down
cast.'' In ths Mexican reply It is,
stated that Jenkins had been offrred
his liberty upon the payment of 1.000
pesos (about $300? as bond, and even
urged t? put up this ?urn and leave
the prison. yet he had refused *.o
?.Bill .Vet Indicated.
This. It Is considered here. Is
scarcely the behavior of a guilty man.
but rather that of one who prefers to
undergo suffi-ring and Imprisonment
r_th?'r than sacrifice u principi.?.
According to th<? belief here the
note wblch is forthcoming from the
Carransa government will be an at
tempt to tem-'orise over the Jenkin'.
see. with the Mexican governmeni
ready to give In only when it learns
that the United Stales means busi news.
If the note is unacceptable to the
United State?. It will meet with a
speedy response. The State Depart
ment will send back a brief ami curt
note refusing to delay tire matter fur
ther and will Issue what will be tan
tamount to an ultimatum to the Mex
Intervention could not lollow now.
in the opinion of the majority of the
officials bere. They declared that
Max ico would probably have to be
granted further opportunity to meet
the demand?? of the United States.
It will be Impossible to call a spe
clai meeting of the Cabinet today ti>
consider the Mexican question, and
to determi*? up?>n future action, but
it Is believed thst Secretsry of State
Lansing may ask for a meeting of
th? Csb'net tomorrow In ordor to dis
cus? the next step in the (?overn
mt-nl'e course Msny members of the
Cabinet are out of town today
BIG TANKER LAUNCHED.
rHILXf'ELPHlA. Nor. 27.?The
10.0Ofl-ton tanker I^aramie was
launched at Cramps shipyard here.
Mrs. Helen Cramp Conkman, great
pranddaightrr of William I_ Tramp.
founder of the plant, was the sponsor.
TO FREE JENKINS
EL PASO. Tex.. Nov. ?.'T.?Th* ?ext
of the reply of the Mexican govern
ment In the Jenkins c??e. received
here last night by Andres ? Garcia,
consul general at El Paso, lollowa In
"Mexico, Nov. 28. 1919.
"Mr. George _ Summerlin, act
ing charge of affairs for the
United States of America.
"I am instructed by the Presi
dent of the republic to answer
herewith >our note of November
20. which you addressed to the
Mexican government on instruc
tions from the State I?epartnient
of the United States.
"You will no doubt realize the
fact that ro legal foundation prin
ciple or precedent of international
tight, or even of reason, is in
voked In the demand for the im
mediate l'beration of Mr. Jenkins.
who, a? jou know, la at present
under the Jurisdiction of a .tudge
of the city at PueMa.
Proleat? \galn?t llrmanJ
"TJie Mexican government can
not see what the foundation for
such a demand m!ght be. It be
lieve? that It can be only the
power of the country thiit make?
It, although the United States has
expressed the desire on various
occasions that right and justice
?hould be the basis of Us diplo
macy, and respect for weak coun
trlea the ba?ts of Its international
relation? on the continent.
"The terms of a note wh'ch 1
am answering are attributed by
my government to an imperfect
understanding of our penal law?.
The imprisonment Is neither un
Just nor arbitrary, as your note
states -ince Mf.? Jenkins himself
ba? signed contradictory state
ment?, regarding the kidnaping of
which he waa a victim. The judgr
lit? had ample foundation to sup
pose that he wa? guilty of the
?rim- of falclfying Judicial dec
laration and tin- ha? caused his
Not l-idie-t)??? et ?.ellt.
??Nevertheless this imprison
ment does not of Itself ?lgnlf>
that Mr. Jenkins la guilty, be
? ause such a fact can only he es
tablished by definite Judgment.''
"Mr. Jenkins has undergone a
presentativi detention first, and
then a formal imprisonment Of
"In the course of the trial, ait
any time, the accused may ank
and obtain his liberty on bail
The M-xIcsn law la very liberal
about thi?, since all that !? neces
sary 1* * request and the pro
duction of the sum fixed by the
Judge. Mr. Jenkins' refusal to ex
ercise this right, notwithstand
ing that he was asked to do so
several times, and the fact that
the Judge has fixed for htm a?
bond the sun. -*J", 1,000 pesos, can
not permit hfi-ii' atrlctly to call
himself the victim of Injuries
which he haa brought upon him
Rea???? Far Defilai??.?.
"Mr. J-ark?ns, finding himself.
Then. Involved in a trial that is
being conducted accordine to law.
under the jurisdiction of a Judge
whose proceedings ?re open, end
are constantly tender the vigilance
? ?f public opinion whlcn ia In.ei
et-ted In learning the truth of the
affair, the Mexican government
finds itself under the neceaelty of
not being able to accede to the
demand for liberation contained in
the note to which I am replying:
and It has for these strong rea
sons, founded on the right? of
people? and consideration? of con
"As to the first right? the gov
ernment believe? no other govern
ment ?--an make diplomatic claims
for one of Its subject? abroad,
save In the case where Justice D
denled. or where the sentence I?
notoriously excessive, which In
?i?o in International law a denial
of Justice: and that the practice
which ha? been invariably ob
served has been that ?**?? wa;tlng
for the tribunals having cogni
xapes of a case, Involving h for
eigner, to pronounce a Judgment
that, as I have ?aid. If It were no
toriously unjust, would be the
only basis for a claim.
"A* to the constitutional view
point, ?ur political constitution
estsbilahe? a? a fundamental prin
ciple the s?paration of the execu
tive power from that of the Judi
cial, and by virtue of this, the ex
ecutive does not have the power
to Interfere in the business of the
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Yankees Ready to Cross Into
Mexico Upon Moment's
? '?"ontlri'ie.l from First 1'agr '
i transported and landed for attack
! on the western shore? of Mevico.
On th K?st the fiu'f of Mexico
would be open for landing of troops
at Tampico or other ports along the
coast. While it is I vposihle to obtain
I tnf?irroation as to the distribution of
?the naval fon-e??. Including the Mar
j Ines, It is safe t ? say that the?, are
? In position to strike If necessary.
Since the signing of the armistice
: ??ore than a ye-ir ago there have
I been practically no aeroplanes? ron
j strutted In the United State?. This
M.eneral 1'eishing r?H:ently testified
bSfOTB the Militar?? Affairs ?'otiimit
tees of the House and Senate, ''on?
aress ha? refused t?? provide fund?
for the continuation of an aeroplane
?rsay Saies Plane?.
Unable t?i get money, the atrtiv
has bien saving plane??. Requests
made by Congressmen from all part?
of th?? West for planea .for exhibi
tions were refused long be?'ore the
cenerai order refusing the use of
army plane.? for public exhibition?
wa? placed in effect. It was follow
ing the general policy of readinee?
or preparedness for any emergency
on ?he border.
While the personnel of the Ar.?o
force of the army has fallen to a low
ebb. several hundred officer? in the
world wir have volunteered for im
mediate service should war be de
clared or intervention agreed upon in
Mexico. Their offer has not been ac
cepted by the War l?epartment. The
organisation represents the flying
men of tue Haul who have endeav
ored to keep up their practice flying
since being released from the service.
In the event of the navy needing
additional men it can rely on Its re
serve force. Practically all of the
extra force In the navy during the
world way'Is ?till under the direction
i>f the Department, receiving retainer
pay and subject to call at any time
of nal lona.; emergency.
l'ait? la llrparl?eat.
The Marine Corp? official? feel that
their force can be recruited to the
maximum strength If the emergency
? hould arise. The unit? now In the
Southern Department are In part us
Air service--First day bombard
ment group. Kelly Kleld; First sur- j
velllance group. Kelly Kleld: First!
pursuit group. Kelly Field.
Aero squadrons? Klghth. McAllen
and Laredo. Tex.: Ninth, Rockwell;
Field, San Diego. Cal.: Kleventh. Fort
Bliss. Tex: Twelfth. Kelly Field.
Tex.; Twentieth. Kelly Field, Tex.; ?
Twenty-seventh, Kelly Field. Tej?.,?
Ninetieth. Kelly Field. Tex.; Ninety-!
fourth. Kelly Field .Tex.; Ninety
fifth. Kelly Field. Tex.: Ninety-six th.
Kelly Field and Douglas. Aris.; One
Hundred and Fourth. Kelly Field,
Tex.; One Hundred and Forty-sev
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'. - ? <=?,.
and Sixty-sixth. Kelly Flelii, Tel
l'alio,m companies--Kour to eis;lit.
Brooks Field. San Antonio, Tex.;
Kleven and Sixteen. Brooks Kield
Field artillery, regiments?Fourth.
Camp Stanley. Texas; Twelfth. Camp
Travi?, Texas: Fifteenth and Seven
teenth. Camp Travi?, Eighty-second
Fort Blies, Kl Paso, T?x
CSvalry?First, iJouela.? Ari?., and
Fort Apache. Aris Fourth. Rio
< ?rande City, Fort Ford) re. ?,?-GruUs.
Hidalgo. Koma, snd McAllen, Tex.
Filth, Murfa. Presidio, Candelaria.
Valentine, Indio, C.lenn Springs. Pol
vo, Ruldoxa, I .ajila?. and Siens
Blancha. Tex. S?-venth, Kort Bliss.
Vsleta. Fort Hancock, and Faben?.
Tex. Eighth, Fort Bile?. Tex. Tenth
Fort Huachucs, Nogales. L?04*hie!,
An vaca, and Naco, Aris. Eleventh.
Presido. Camp J. H. Beacon, Calexico.
Camp |_. J. Hearn. and Kl Campo, Cali
fornia Twelfth, ("amp Ftirlong ani
laclilta. N. M.; Culberson'? RAnch.
Tex., and Coliax. N. il. Thirteenth.
Knit Clark, and Pinto Creek. Tex
Fourteenth. K"!t Sam Hou.*-ton, T?\?s
**?xteenth. Brownsville. Fort King
<<>ld, M(-rc??d?'-i. and San Benito. Tex
Kngineer co/ps. regiment ? *>e<-?>n<1.
Camp Travi?. Texas, und Kort Rilar,
Kansas. Eighth, Kl l'ano. ?? ?. Ninth,
"amp t'oui^heMie. Texa?.
Infantry. brigades- Third. Camp
Travi?, Texas Fifth and Sixth, ramp
Pike, Arkanna?. Thirteenth and
Kourteenth. Camp Kunston. Kann?
Motor trancport, < ompanle?--T? <??
tieth. Brownsville. Tex. Twenty-firet,
Kl Psso, Tex. 341 st. 4'smp Pike. Ar
kansas :!47th. Camp Funston. Kan
sax. 360th, ? "amp Maria. Texas. 30M,
i'amp Travif?. Tn?.? :'.,"4tii. Caaaa
ivexrny. California. ,S*?4'h Kin Orami?.?
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Texas. 3**7tn and ?WKtt?, Fort Sam
Houston. T.xtu?. SUfltli, Fort Clark,
Texas. 30th, Kort Sam lloufton.
Texas. 3D1IU. Fort Bliss, Texa?. 39:.'d.
Ix.ugla?, Ans. 397th. Maria. Tex.
44)1 ?t. Fort Bli*s. Texas 40?.?. Kort
Bayard. New Mexico 403d. Marfa.
Texaa. 404th. Maria, Tex r.urid.
Camp P.nyd. Tex'a?. KMtfc, Marfa.
Taxa?. 59."uh. Douglas, Ariti.
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CHIC AC.? >. Nov. G.?.?The public ?ion
ducted a boycott of the turkey yes
terday and today and laid In Thanks
giving supplies of the more modest
goose and roast beef.
The result is that turkey fell from
G? cent? a pound yesterday to il cents
la?t night, and there bj not much buy
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ADMIT SLAYING TWELVE
CHICAOO. Nov. ?*". -Eight inore
murder?, bringing th" total to twelve,
have been <-onfe??ed to by the Cardi
ntllo-Camplonl band of bandit? who
bave operatoed on the South Side
Police ssy the victims wer- killed
when they attempted to prevent rob
b?-ii?M?. The capture is rated as on?
tf the police department's greatest
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